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  • Greenblatt: A hypocritical and political decision

    11/12/2019 3:54:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/19 | Elad Benari
    Jason Greenblatt, the former US Representative for International Negotiations on Tuesday denounced the ruling by the European Court of Justice that all EU member states must label products from Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as ones manufactured in an Israeli “settlement”. “A hypocritical/political decision! So-called ‘settlements’ are actually cities & neighborhoods; nonsense to pretend otherwise. Peace will only come-if at all-via direct negotiations. This decision harms prospects for peace & ultimately hurts Palestinians,” said Greenblatt. Israel’s foreign ministry said earlier it “strongly rejects” the EU court’s ruling, decrying a "double standard". The secretary general of the...
  • 30 Years Overdue: Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled In Berlin

    11/10/2019 6:46:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2019 | Karen Townsend
    It’s long overdue. A statue of former President Ronald Reagan was unveiled and dedicated on Friday at the U.S. embassy in Berlin, Germany. The seven-foot statue overlooks the site of the Berlin Wall. In an unforgettable speech for those old enough to remember it, on June 12, 1987, President Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate and delivered this demand of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” He was calling for Gorbachev to open the Berlin Wall which had separated West and East Berline since 1961. Reagan’s speechwriter, and current Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson noted...
  • Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall...

    11/09/2019 8:20:34 AM PST · by JayNorth · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/9/2019 | FRANK JORDANS
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe.
  • Berlin Didn’t Want a Reagan Statue—but It’s Getting One Anyway

    11/06/2019 9:07:22 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 44 replies
    Seven-foot replica of former president to be inaugurated at U.S. Embassy, overlooking site of Berlin Wall
  • Three Brexit Party candidates have already quit on day one of campaign

    11/06/2019 1:58:48 AM PST · by Cronos · 24 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | 5 Nov 2019 | zoe drewitt
    Nigel Farage’s Brexit election dream was at risk of being dashed on day one of his election campaign yesterday after three candidates quit and he lost support from a major financial backer. The Brexit Party leader came out all guns blazing on Monday claiming he would be unleashing 600 election candidates across the UK. But he was warned by senior Tories that he risked ‘splitting the Leave vote’ before two candidates withdrew over fears the Brexit Party could prevent Boris Johnson getting a majority. A third dropped out for personal reasons. Paul Brothwood stood aside in the marginal Dudley South...
  • Britain’s wartime generation are almost as pro-EU as millennials

    11/02/2019 10:48:06 PM PDT · by Cronos · 29 replies
    LSE.ac.uk ^ | April 2019 | Kiera Devine
    The EU was set up in response to the horrors and destruction of the Second World War. In the wake of the Brexit referendum result, it was oft repeated that the older generations were more likely to have voted for Britain to leave the European Union. This presents something of a puzzle; why would older generations, likely to have experienced the impact of the war first-hand, seek to remove Britain from an institution that has helped maintain peace in Europe for more than seven decades? Might it be that the ‘over 65s’ category, containing individuals several decades apart in age,...
  • Fatah calls Israel a 'terrorist racist entity'

    11/02/2019 2:59:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/19 | Dalit Halevy
    The Fatah movement headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas emphasizes its continued adherence to the "national struggle" as a means to counter all the "colonialist" plans which they believe seek to undermine the existence of the "Palestinian people" and their cause. Such "colonialist" plans range from the Balfour Declaration to US President Donald Trump's peace plan. On the occasion of the approaching 102nd anniversary of the statement by former British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour in support of the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people, the Fatah movement called the Balfour Declaration a "historic crime" against humanity...
  • Shock as Merkel donates half a billion dollars in aid to Palestinian president, paying terrorists...

    11/02/2019 12:11:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    The Politics ^ | Monday, September 16, 2019 | Free Speech
    At the joint press conference (Video embedded below), Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "We are now the largest bilateral donors in the Palestinian territories." According to Germany's Bild news, the federal government announced that in 2018 about 166.2 million euros flowed to the Palestinians. In addition, Germany transferred about 173.2 million euros to UNRWA, a UN agency for Palestinian Muslims. Throughout her years as Chancellor, Angela Merkel gave the Palestinian Authority more than half a billion dollars, not including foreign aid to UNRWA. The Palestinian Authority openly pays salaries to every terrorist who murdered Jews as an act of jihad. In...
  • The False Narrative About Trump’s Knee-jerk Syria Pullout

    11/02/2019 6:46:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2019 | Willis Krumholz
    Following Turkey and America’s agreement on a “permanent ceasefire” in Syria, President Trump lifted the sanctions placed on Turkish officials. The sanctions were put in place when Turkish forces were plunging into Syrian territory held by the Kurds, who were U.S. partners in the fight against ISIS. The new ceasefire agreement would set up a buffer zone on the Syria-Turkey border that Kurdish forces couldn’t occupy.The ceasefire marks a stark turn of events from where things stood earlier this month, when the entire Washington political and media establishment was lambasting Trump for daring to pull troops out of northern Syria.Yet at...
  • Stasi-Trained Merkel Coddles Jihadi Barbarians....

    10/18/2019 3:12:07 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 2 replies
    Adina Kutnicki ^ | 10/16/2019 | Adina Kutnicki
    THERE are certain actions which are borne out of power politics, while others emerge from ideological fixations. Still yet, some are combinations thereof. Said duality is the driving force behind Chancellor Merkel’s rule – her leadership, for almost 15 years, reflects as much. Not only that, as the head of Germany, the 4th largest economy in the world, the heft she wields across Europe (and beyond) is enormous. SO much so, even socialist-leaning and globalist-driven Zuckerberg (in total control of Facebook, the largest social media site on the planet and deemed the world’s most dangerous censor – who is more...
  • Green push for autobahn speed limit fails in Bundestag [Germany]

    10/17/2019 2:57:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.17.2019 | kmm, nm/msh (dpa, AFP)
    Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, has voted against a bill proposed by the Greens that would have introduced a speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour (80 miles per hour) on the nation’s highways. Out of the 631 votes cast on Thursday, 498 voted against the proposal. All members of the far-right AfD and the business-friendly FDP parties rejected the bill, and just two members from each of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) and conservative parties voted for the proposal. There were only a handful of abstentions. “You’re defending a transport policy from the day before yesterday,” said Cem Özdemir, Green...
  • UK refuses to join EU arms ban on Turkey

    10/15/2019 8:17:38 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 13 replies
    euobserver ^ | October 15, 2019
    The UK will not join other European countries such as France, Germany, the Netherlands and Finland in halting selling arms to Turkey after its invasion in Syria, the Independent reports. The UK was initially also against an EU condemnation of Turkey's military attack, but later agreed to the EU's unanimous position. Because of the UK's refusal to a European arms ban, the EU agreed on stopping arms sales unilaterally.
  • Jumping to freedom. 1961. (an amazing series of 4 clips of escape from East Germany via window)

    10/09/2019 4:17:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    imgur ^ | by barenton
    When the Berlin wall was being built, people whose houses were on the dividing line, were ordered to move to the interior. Instead, many opted to escape to Western Berlin through the windows, like this woman. East Berlin police tried to grab her and drag her back, but people on the other side pulled her to safety. At the link - a series of amazing clips from 1961 of people escaping. Here's an example: https://imgur.com/gallery/QbDbVJS 
  • EU cannot accept Turkish "blackmail" -Italian prime minister

    10/12/2019 7:24:38 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 6 replies
    reuters ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2019 | Angelo Amante
    The European Union must not bow to threats from Turkey to push millions of Syrian refugees into EU countries, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday, adding that Ankara should stop its military operations in northern Syria at once. “The EU cannot accept this blackmail. Turkish efforts to welcome in Syrian refugees cannot then become a tool of blackmail for a military initiative that we cannot accept and which must immediately stop,” Conte told reporters. Turkey, which still formally aspires to join the European Union despite mounting EU criticism of Ankara’s human rights record, has been stung by EU...
  • France, Germany suspend arms exports to Turkey

    10/12/2019 6:58:25 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | October 13, 2019 | Ben Ariel
    A number of countries have condemned Turkey's offensive, and Finland, Norway and The Netherlands have already announced that they are stopping arms exports to the country, noted AFP...Trump will sign an executive order expanding the administration's ability to impose sanctions on Turkish officials. Mnuchin said that the executive order does not itself contain new sanctions, but gives Trump the authority to enact them.
  • Pressed by Trump over defense, Germany says can pay more for NATO running costs

    10/13/2019 12:16:14 AM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 16 replies
    Reuters via YAHOO ^ | October 11, 2019 | Sabine Siebold and Robin Emmott
    Germany is willing to contribute more to NATO's running costs as long as other allies also step up to help reduce the United States' share of funding, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Friday. President Donald Trump has long accused European allies, especially Germany, the biggest economy in Europe, of taking U.S. security guarantees for granted and says they need to spend much more on their own defense. With a meeting of NATO leaders looming in December, some allies now see reform of financing for the U.S.-led military alliance as a way to preempt another round of criticism from...
  • EU heading for no-deal Brexit by mistake, Jeremy Hunt warns (Polls favor Boris)

    10/09/2019 5:00:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | Oct 9, 2019
    Former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has issued a plea to EU foreign ministers to avoid a "catastrophic failure in statecraft" over Brexit. He has urged them in an open letter to reach a compromise with Prime Minister Boris Johnson while they still can. Delaying Brexit would only increase the chances of a no-deal exit, he warned. "If they think this is bad - just wait until what happens after Boris wins an election," he told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg in an exclusive interview. Mr Hunt - who lost out to Mr Johnson in July's Conservative leadership contest - has written...
  • _Europe Won't Help, and We’re Not Going to Hold Thousands of ISIS Fighters at Guantanamo Bay

    10/09/2019 12:21:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    CNS ^ | October 8, 2019 | Patrick Goodenough
    The United States for months has been urging European countries to repatriate captured ISIS fighters and their families from northeastern Syria, to no avail, and the U.S. is not about to incarcerate them in Guantanamo Bay, President Trump said on Monday. “We’re not bringing 50, 60, 70 – or even 10,000 people to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We’re not going to be paying them for the next 50 years – or paying to take care of them for the next 50 years.” He characterized the European response to Washington’s appeals as another example...
  • Boris Johnson: No-Deal Brexit Will Be Angela Merkel’s Fault

    10/09/2019 8:48:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    To be fair, blame the Germans has proven to be a solid political strategy regarding European affairs for quite a while, and not for no reason. It’s nearly as popular in the UK, historically speaking, as blame the French. And Leo Varadkar might be happy that Boris Johnson isn’t blaming Ireland for the no-deal Brexit everyone knows is coming.But even as much as everyone likes to blame the Germans, this looks like a stretch: An anonymous official in Boris Johnson’s office told broadcast reporters on Tuesday that negotiations with European leaders over Brexit were “essentially impossible” after the British...
  • The E.U. Orders Global Censorship of Comments Calling Austrian Politician a 'Corrupt Oaf'

    10/07/2019 1:02:10 PM PDT · by TBP · 42 replies
    Reason ^ | 10.3.2019 2:15 PM | SCOTT SHACKFORD
    Whatever you do, don't call Austrian Green Party politician Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek a "corrupt oaf" or "lousy traitor of the people" on Facebook. If you do, the European Union (E.U.) has ruled that Facebook can be forced to take your comments down, regardless of where you are in the world. In all likelihood, you have no idea who Glawischnig-Piesczek even is, but you should definitely worry about today's ruling and how it impacts your ability to express your opinions about politicians online. I blogged about this case back in June when the E.U. was first considering it. Glawischnig-Piesczek is a retired...