Give Me A Minute – Headlines For Today – 3/22/2021

Israel election: Can Benjamin Netanyahu prevail again?Aljazeera – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party remain popular. However, the latest opinion polls indicate the election is unlikely to provide the country with much-needed stability and its outcome remains unpredictable.

Next phase of criminal probe into Trump finances: Finding witnessesReuters –  Investigators in a criminal probe of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s real-estate business are combing through millions of pages of newly acquired records with an eye toward identifying witnesses who can bring the documents to life for a jury, say two people familiar with the probe.

Ikea France goes on trial over accusations of spying on staff – France24 – The French branch of Swedish retailing giant Ikea goes on trial Monday accused of running an elaborate system to spy on staff and job applicants using private detectives and police officers.

JK Rowling returns human rights award over criticism of ‘anti-trans commentsSKY News – Rowling’s position (is) that the sex one is assigned at birth is the primary and determinative factor of one’s gender, regardless of one’s gender identity…

Reporters call out Biden administration for lack of transparency at the US-Mexico border” – CNN – It’s part of a larger pattern of restricted media access at the southern US border — despite promises of transparency and the fact that at least 14,000 migrant children are detained in federal custody amid a surge in migrants attempting to enter the country. The lack of access was repeatedly pointed out by journalists this week. A number of live-shots from the border have ended with a reporter pointing out that officials denied access to the facilities holding migrant children.

Christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels’– BBC News – In some (Middle East) regions, the level and nature of persecution is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN.”

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