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  • House Dems could retaliate against US and Israel ambassadors after banned visit: report

    08/17/2019 9:45:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 August 2019 | Alex Pappas
    House Democrats are reportedly considering retaliatory moves against two top American and Israeli diplomats in response to Israel’s decision to block Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib from entering the country. Senior Democratic members of Congress are considering legislative action against Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to Washington, and David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, according to McClatchy. According to the report, the Democrats are discussing a possible vote on a statement of no confidence in Dermer, as well as the opening up of an inspector general investigation into Friedman. Meanwhile, Tlaib’s 90-year-old grandmother, Muftia Tlaib, who...
  • Lieu (D) Accuses Jewish Ambassador of Dual Loyalty

    08/16/2019 6:55:07 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 15, 2019 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D., Calif.) accused United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman of having a foreign allegiance in a tweet Thursday and repeated the claim on CNN. "His allegiance, again, is to America, not to a foreign power," Lieu said in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. In his tweet, Lieu suggested Friedman, who is an Orthodox Jew, was expressing loyalty to Israel in his support of their decision to deny entry to Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.). "You are an American. Your allegiance should be to America, not to a foreign power. You...
  • Abbas: U.S. to allow Israel to annex parts of West Bank, give Hamas Gaza

    04/01/2019 5:16:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 1, 2019 | Tovah Lazaroff, Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian leader spoke in advance of the anticipated roll out of what US President Donald Trump is calling the “Plan of the Century” to resolve the Israeli-Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Trump Administration will allow Israel to annex portions of the West Bank and split the Gaza Strip from the West Bank so that it can be a state of its own, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday. Speaking at the Arab League summit in Tunisia, "What is coming from the US is more dangerous and serious,” he said. “The US will tell Israel, annex part of the Palestinian...
  • US closes Jerusalem consulate, demoting Palestinian mission

    03/03/2019 8:29:33 PM PST · by blueplum · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 03 Mar 2019 | Isabel Debre
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that outreach will be handled by a Palestinian affairs unit, under the command of the embassy. The symbolic shift hands authority over U.S. diplomatic channels with the West Bank and Gaza to ambassador David Friedman, a longtime supporter and fundraiser for the West Bank settler movement and fierce critic of the Palestinian leadership....
  • Expert reverses course, says Trump's ‘most pro-Israel president ever’ [Daniel Pipes]

    02/06/2019 5:18:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-3-19 | Meyer Shimon
    But on January 30, in the aftermath of his discussion on the Wall Street Journal column with Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Pipes wrote that Trump is “the most pro-Israel president ever A week after raising doubts on President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a leading Mideast policy expert reversed course and affirmed Trump as “the most pro-Israel president ever.”   Daniel Pipes, founder and president of the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum think tank, had written in a January 23 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that although the specific details of Trump’s peace...
  • Abbas Calls U.S. Ambassador to Israel a ‘Settler, Son of a Dog’

    03/21/2018 5:57:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 20, 2018 | Conor Beck
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday attacked U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman as a "son of a dog" and a "settler." Abbas' attack on Friedman came during a Palestinian leadership meeting where Abbas once again criticized President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Times of Israel reports. Abbas added that Trump "views the settlements as legitimate," a reference to Israeli settlements on areas of land considered by Palestinians to be their own. Abbas used the point on settlements, which the PA views as illegal, as a segway to attack Friedman. "More than one...
  • Tillerson Fired Over Rogue Bid to Save Iran Nuke Deal

    03/14/2018 8:47:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3-13-2018 | Adam Kredo
    The abrupt firing Tuesday of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson follows months of infighting between the State Department and White House over efforts by Tillerson to save the Iran nuclear deal and ignore President Donald Trump's demands that the agreement be fixed or completely scrapped by the United States, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. In the weeks leading up to Tillerson's departure, he had been spearheading efforts to convince European allies to agree to a range of fixes to the nuclear deal that would address Iran's ongoing ballistic missile...
  • Ambassador to Israel: Pence's speech moved me to tears

    01/22/2018 1:56:45 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) ^ | 1/22/18 | David Rosenberg
    Vice President Mike Pence’s address to the Knesset Monday afternoon, the first by a senior American official in a decade, was praised by a number of Israeli officials from across the political spectrum, who noted the Vice President’s pledge to bar Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and a time-table for the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, however, expressed a more personal reaction to the speech, saying that he had been so touched by it as to have been moved to tears.
  • Ambassador Friedman: Stop using word 'occupation'

    12/26/2017 12:52:23 PM PST · by Lera · 54 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/26/17 | Gary Willig
    US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman recently asked the State Department to cease using the term 'occupation' to describe Israel's presence in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem, according a report by Kan, the Israel Broadcasting Corporation. According to the report, the State Department objected to the request, but eventually agreed to discuss the matter. Ambassador Friedman described Judea and Samaria as being under an "alleged occupation" in an interview with the Jerusalem Post in September. Later that month, he stated that he believes Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are part of Israel. “I think the settlements are part of...
  • Watch: Israel celebrates with America (video)

    07/03/2017 8:24:26 PM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/4/17 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Rivlin attend Fourth of July reception at the home of Ambassador David Friedman. President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu both participated on Monday evening in the Fourth of July celebration at the home of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. The President thanked the Ambassador for his hospitality and expressed his warm wishes to President Trump and all the American people. He extended the special wishes of his wife, Nechama, to First Lady Melania Trump.
  • New US Ambassador to Live in Jerusalem, Palestinians Furious

    01/22/2017 7:47:38 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 35 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Sunday, January 22, 2017 | Israel Today Staff
    The new US Ambassador to Israel under President Donald Trump will reside and work in Jerusalem, even if the embassy is still officially in Tel Aviv. David Friedman is yet to receive Senate approval for his new posting, but has already confirmed that he’ll spend most of his time in Israel’s real capital.
  • A Third Intifada? David Friedman Sounds Like a Jewish Donald Trump

    12/21/2016 9:30:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    american spectator ^ | Arnold Steinberg
    What is significant about Trump’s appointment of Friedman? It’s an earlier appointment than usual, and symbolic. As president, Obama’s first trip was his apology tour to Arab nations. As President-elect, Trump’s first ambassador appointment is to Israel. But expect a confirmation battle led by the Jewish Left to include a long line of retired State Department Arabists. Mainstream media will oppose Friedman as a diplomatic disaster. Pat Buchanan will denounce the nomination as Trump’s first major blunder that could trigger a new war, an aim of “neo-conservatives who did not even back Trump and want wars with Iran and Russia.”...
  • Trump taps Israel advisor as next ambassador to Israel

    12/15/2016 5:04:46 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 50 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 16/12/16 | Elad Benari
    President-elect to nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel. Friedman: I look forward to serving from Jerusalem. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel, the transition team said in a statement on Thursday, according to Reuters. Friedman served as Trump’s advisor on Israel affairs during the election campaign. "(Friedman) has been a long-time friend and trusted advisor to me. His strong relationships in Israel will form the foundation of his diplomatic mission and be a tremendous asset to our country as we strengthen the ties with our allies and strive for...
  • Trump Chooses Hard-Liner as Ambassador to Israel

    President-elect Donald J. Trump on Thursday named David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer aligned with the Israeli far right, as his nominee for ambassador to Israel, elevating a campaign adviser who has questioned the need for a two-state solution and has likened left-leaning Jews in America to the Jews who aided the Nazis in the Holocaust.
  • 80 liberals each pledge $1 million for alliance

    08/07/2005 9:16:15 AM PDT · by visagoth · 72 replies · 2,553+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-7-2005 | THOMAS B. EDSALL
    <p>WASHINGTON - At least 80 wealthy liberals have pledged to contribute at least $1 million each to fund a network of think tanks and advocacy groups, to compete with the potent conservative infrastructure built up during the last three decades.</p>
  • KY Magistrate Wants Ten Commandments in Courthouse

    01/24/2004 1:16:11 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 213+ views
    Central KY News-Journal, Campbellsville, KY ^ | 01-23-04 | Fletcher, Samuel
    <p>Two Kentucky fiscal courts recently lost another round with the latest federal court ruling regarding Ten Commandment displays in government buildings.</p> <p>In a Dec. 18 decision, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier court decision demanding Decalogue displays in McCreary and Pulaski courthouses and a Harlan County school be removed.</p>