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  • Michael Brown’s Mother: No Peace Possible Until Police Officer Darren Wilson Is Arrested (Video)

    08/18/2014 9:50:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, was on Good Morning America Monday to discuss the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. She said there can be no peace until Officer Darren Wilson is arrested for shooting her son. Robin Roberts: How can peace be restored, Maam? Lesley McSpadden: Justice. Robin Roberts: And, what is justice to you? Lesley McSpadden: Being fair. Arresting this man and making him accountable for his actions.
  • Cousin of slain teenager Michael Brown says the victim's family is haunted

    08/17/2014 4:04:59 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Daniel Bates
    The family of the black teenager shot dead by a policeman in St Louis are haunted by the image of him holding his hands up at the moment he was killed, a family member claimed today. Ty Pruitt said that the mental picture of Michael Brown surrendering was stuck in his relatives’ minds as it showed he was ‘killed like an animal’. Pruitt spoke out at an emotional Sunday church service during which Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden sobbed and wiped the tears away from her eyes with a tissue. His father Michael Brown Sr stood grim faced whilst wearing a...
  • Protests turn almost festive in Ferguson, Missouri

    08/15/2014 10:11:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 56 replies
    CBS, AP ^ | Aug 15, 2014 | CBS, AP
    County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest and mounting public tension.
  • Obama’s Remarks on Iraq and Afghanistan(2008 "I will end this (Iraq) war as President.")

    08/11/2014 8:16:28 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 17 replies
    Obama "And this is the future we need for our military. We cannot tolerate this strain on our forces to fight a war that hasn’t made us safer. I will restore our strength by ending this war, completing the increase of our ground forces by 65,000 soldiers and 27,000 marines, and investing in the capabilities we need to defeat conventional foes and meet the unconventional challenges of our time. " "So let’s be clear. Senator McCain would have our troops continue to fight tour after tour of duty, and our taxpayers keep spending $10 billion a month indefinitely; I want...
  • There is no peace with Hamas

    07/27/2014 7:30:38 AM PDT · by Dartman · 4 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 26/14 | Ezra Levant
    John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, flew to the Middle East to press for a ceasefire between the democratic country of Israel, and the terrorist group Hamas. Of course, Kerry cannot put pressure on a terrorist group. They’re terrorists. So he presses the democracy to make concessions. The chief concession being, of course, to stop fighting a terrorist group. Would the United States sign an immediate ceasefire against al-Qaida? A great, liberal democracy, signing an agreement not to shoot or bomb or drone nihilistic terrorists who murdered nearly 3,000 U.S. civilians on 9/11, and who have killed as many...
  • Why There Can Never Be 'Peace in the Middle East'

    07/24/2014 7:51:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest to think the power of his personal diplomacy can bring "peace to the Middle East." But, once again, when one side publicly calls for the destruction of the other, what is there to discuss? Hamas, designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S., has governed the Palestinian territory of Gaza since they defeated rival Fatah, the group that governs the West Bank. Hamas, along with Hezbollah, Palestine Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, Iraqi militant Shiite groups and other terror organizations, is funded in part by Iran,...
  • Israeli ‘Peace Conference’ Marred by Violence, Support for IDF Israeli official defended

    07/08/2014 1:31:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/8/14 | Adam Kredo
    A “peace conference” sponsored by the leftist Israeli newspaper Haaretz devolved into violence on Tuesday when an Israeli government official was heckled and then punched in the back by an attendee, according to reports. Attendees at the Israel Conference on Peace—which was kicked off with an endorsement by President Barack Obama and features a who’s who of liberal speakers—began shouting hateful slogans and then accosted Knesset member Naftali Bennett after he defended the government’s military action, which was undertaken to stop Hamas terrorists from bombarding civilians with rockets. Left-leaning government officials who spoke at the conference condemned Hamas’ aggression and...
  • Indyk: The Peace Process is Dead

    07/03/2014 7:13:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 7/3/14 | Elad Benari
    The Israel-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace process is dead, according to Martin Indyk, formerly the U.S. special Middle East envoy who resigned from his post last week. Speaking to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg in his first interview since stepping down, Indyk said that there is strong dislike between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. "There is a deep loathing of each leader for the other that has built up over the years," Indyk said in the interview, which was published Thursday. "'Loathing' may be too strong [a word] for how Netanyahu feels about Abu Mazen (Abbas -ed.),"...
  • Caroline Glick: The End of the ‘Peace Process’

    06/29/2014 10:48:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    front page ^ | 6/30/14 | staff
    CAROLINE GLICK: It’s really great to be here in Texas. I already managed to buy cowboy boots for my son, so I’m pretty much set. (Applause.) Anybody have any idea where we can get cowboy hats? I’d love to know. Then we’ll be done and can come back here when they’re 15. But it is a pleasure to be here, and thank you. And so now that I’ve gotten all the pleasantries and happiness in being in Texas out of the way, let’s talk about what’s really depressing. It’s amazing. You know, the Peace Process fell apart over the past...
  • Sword and Sorcery

    06/23/2014 6:38:22 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-23-14 | Richard Fernandez
    Historians commonly date the birth of Western civilization from the Greek development of mathematics. Greek mathematics was the first point of view able to regard the world as potentially comprehensible. While computational methods to solve practical problems existed as far back as the Sumerian and Egyptian civilizations they were always ad hoc; a way of solving problems rather than of understanding the universe. The Western revolution was based on the semi (and often frankly) religious goal of understanding the universe. From that world view flowed the ‘how’ as a byproduct — the technology we often mistake for the spirit of...
  • Pope tells presidents only God can bring peace to Holy Land

    06/09/2014 8:45:24 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 46 replies
    Original source: Catholic News.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | Francis X. Rocca
    Praying for peace in the Holy Land alongside leaders of long-antagonistic nations, Pope Francis called on God to act where human efforts had failed, to end what he described as violence inspired by the devil. “More than once we have been on the verge of peace, but the evil one, employing a variety of means, has succeeded in blocking it,” the pope said June 8 at an evening ceremony in the Vatican Gardens. “That is why we are here, because we know and we believe that we need the help of God.” The pope addressed his remarks to Israeli President...
  • President Obama still considers Islam the beautiful religion of peace.

    05/07/2014 10:20:41 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 24 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 7, 2014 | Dan Miller
    One might hope that the past five years had changed His mind. His views seem to remain the same.Remember President Obama's 2009 Cairo speech? I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. [Emphasis added.]. . . . I consider it part of my responsibility as...
  • Beck requesting nonviolence

    04/29/2014 8:52:21 AM PDT · by wastoute · 69 replies
    Glen Beck Radio | Today | Glen Beck
    Well, I will do it if no one else will. Beck is imploring us to drop the hate and anger. First, I don't believe it was anger in my heart that made me want to rush to Bundy's side upon learning SWAT teams were terrorizing him and his family. I do believe it was love for my grandchildren and their posterity than made me consider putting my life on the line. I do believe that nonviolence requires several things to work. Ghandi knew his "audience" was the folks back in England who would find violence against him and his abhorrent....
  • Shaky Peace: Catholics labor to lessen violence in Baltimore City

    04/25/2014 11:07:25 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 11 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/25/14 | Elizabeth Lowe
    On New Year’s Day, 48-year-old Frank Turner and his son, Anthony, 21, were shot and killed on a street in Southwest Baltimore. The murders struck at the heart of Sharon Rock, a parishioner of St. Bernardine in West Baltimore. The victims were her relatives. “I just pray every day that things and times will change,” said Rock, 55, who suspects that the Turners were murdered as retaliation over an alleged physical altercation. Nineteen days after her family members died, Rock turned her pain into action and attended a prayer walk at St. Bernardine Church. Prayer walks, which are held across...
  • Obama Suffers Setbacks in Japan and the Mideast

    04/24/2014 9:53:06 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 24, 2014 | MARK LANDLER and JODI RUDOREN
    TOKYO — President Obama encountered setbacks to two of his most cherished foreign-policy projects on Thursday, as he failed to achieve a trade deal that undergirds his strategic pivot to Asia and the Middle East peace process suffered a potentially irreparable breakdown.
  • Peace Talks Suspended, Six-hour cabinet meeting decides to response to PA-Hamas unity by suspending

    04/24/2014 9:12:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 4/24/14 | Hezki Ezra, Ari Yashar
    During a six-hour security cabinet meeting on Thursday, ministers decided to respond to the Palestinian Authority's (PA) unity deal with Hamas, reached on Wednesday, by suspending the peace talks ahead of their April 29 deadline. Further, it was decided to implement various sanctions on the PA, such as financial sanctions, and the cutting of diplomatic contact including that of the peace talks. Sanctions were taken against the PA earlier in the month in response to its breach of talk conditions by applying to join 15 international conventions. Those sanctions put a near end to diplomatic contact, but not concerning the...
  • Secretary Kerry will now bring Worldwide peace and prosperity [Satire]

    04/23/2014 9:34:59 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 23, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) friend, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of unicorns, for which his Save the Unicorns Foundation received substantial Federal grants after President Obama's approval.  We are honored to have a post of this caliber by a quintessential...
  • Today in Ukraine 16.04.2014 - The Miracle of Slovyansk

    04/16/2014 1:06:10 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4-16-2014 | WimLuyckx
    The Easter Miracle of Slovyansk today, Soldiers sent for war end up laying down their weapons, eating with the people and enjoying the spring day in the sun. The Alternative? Bombs and Massacre on an empty stomach. If all armies acted like this, World Peace would be the order of the day.
  • Lead, Netanyahu, lead

    04/16/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/16/2014 | David Horovitz
    hen Frazier Glenn Cross is convicted of murder for gunning down physician William Corporon, his 14-year-old grandson Reat Griffin, and occupational therapist Terry LaManno, at the Jewish community facilities of Kansas City on Sunday, he will, at the very least, be jailed for life with no possibility of parole. The capital murder charge with which he has been indicted also carries the possibility of the death penalty. When the gunman who opened fire indiscriminately on Israeli vehicles outside Hebron on Passover eve a day later, killing Baruch Mizrahi, is tracked down and arrested [...]he will face a very different set...
  • Israel 'gave US the finger' in peace talks, MK says

    04/08/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/8/14 | Marissa Newman
    Rather than make bold decisions conducive to peace, the government continues to “give the US the finger” with regard to talks with the Palestinians, Meretz MK Zahava Gal-on charged on Tuesday, reacting to statements by Secretary of State John Kerry that ascribed much of the blame for the present impasse to Israel. Kerry’s statements “are further proof that the extreme rightist… coalition has no interests in reaching an agreement, but rather is dragging out the negotiations and endangering Israel’s existential interests,” she said. “Instead of making courageous decisions, this bad government continued to give the US the finger,” she added....
  • Secretary Kerry and his Israel - Palestinian "peace process"

    04/03/2014 12:16:58 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 3, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The process itself, rather than peace, has become the goal.Senior Palestinian Authority officialA bit of historyThe notion that "the end justifies the means" is bad even when the end sought might be seen as beneficial. Transitory peace might be a beneficial intermediate end if the price of achieving it is not excessive. We should have learned about that shortly after 1938, when Prime Minister Chamberlain's deal with Herr Hitler allowed German expansion into Czechoslovakia and produced a naval agreement between Britain and Germany. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO725Hbzfls?feature=player_detailpage] Video linkPM Chamberlain said this later the same day: My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has...
  • UKRAINE: PRAYER EVENT for peace in Donetsk

    04/02/2014 7:31:28 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Facebook ^ | 4-2-2014 | Sergey Kosyak
    UKRAINE PRAYER REQUEST GOOGLE TRANSLATION of THOUGHTS BY Sergey KosyakPishu: "Another report, and I understand that I write as an autobiography, my thoughts , my findings and observations . If I have hurt hurt you, I'm sorry that I'm writing, I have many flaws, plus fatigue, distress and grief that I skamkivayu at heart and pour them in prayer when I go to church (I live by the church ) and then sit and write the report. On this, my status is my experience. A day passed , it was very windy and cold, rain came, still holding the handkerchief,...
  • Israel's Wildcard: The Man Who Could Stop The Peace Process

    03/30/2014 8:04:55 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Spiegel Online International ^ | 3/26/2014 | Julia Amalia Heyer
    The man who wants to test his power against Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu, Israel's popular "King Bibi," works in a surprisingly understated, tube-shaped office with three telephones ringing off the hook. The only thing that stands out is a picture on the wall. Covered in glass, it shows an embroidered figure of a woman wearing an apron dress. Economics Minister Naftali Bennett, 42, is keen to show that he doesn't hold much regard for the daily grind of political life and that if it weren't for the azure silhouette of his great aunt Zila embroidered in yarn, he might instead...
  • Energy's Role in the Path to Peace

    03/26/2014 3:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    While the media have been focused on the missing Malaysian aircraft, massive alterations of the world's geopolitical terrain are underway simultaneously. The annexation of Crimea by Russia should not have been a surprise for anyone who suspects that President Vladimir Putin is trying to re-establish a powerful Soviet-style empire. When he aggressively attacked Georgia in 2008 after both Georgia and Ukraine failed to obtain NATO admission at the Bucharest Summit, we should have realized that his goals were not limited to one territory. I suspect he is now calculating an excuse to occupy the easiest regions of Ukraine first and...
  • Obama setting Israel up to take the fall for his failed peace talks

    03/23/2014 10:56:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/24/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Jennifer Rubin's analysis of President Hussein Obama is spot-on.. This past week, Abbas came to visit Obama at the White House. In advance of his trip, Obama made no statements expressing displeasure with the Palestinian Authority’s intransigence and its continued demonization of Israel. Just before the meeting Obama told the assembled press corps: I have to commend President Abbas.  He has been somebody who has consistently renounced violence, has consistently sought a diplomatic and peaceful solution that allows for two states, side by side, in peace and security; a state that allows for the dignity and sovereignty of the...
  • Obama's a 'Colossal Sick Joke'

    03/20/2014 4:59:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    It was just gag gift. A joke. That Nobel Peace prize that the Norwegians, on behalf of the Swedes gave Barack Obama. I always found it ironic that the guy who was a major weapons manufacturer and inventor of dynamite would put up a prize for peace to begin with. But at least he tried to make amends for being known as a merchant of death. Not so with Barack Obama. As wars break out all over the world, our weakest man is stuck saying what he always says: “Who? Me?” This is the same man who so quickly returned...
  • Kerry: It's a Mistake for Israel to Demand Recognition

    03/13/2014 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    INN ^ | 3/13/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry thinks it is a “mistake” for Israel to demand that the Palestinian Authority (PA) recognize it as a Jewish state in order to achieve peace. “I think it's a mistake for some people to be raising it again and again as the decider of their attitude towards the possibility of a state and peace, and we've obviously made that clear," Kerry told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday, when asked to clarify the official position of the Obama administration on the issue, according to the Breitbart website. He further said that the...
  • African Union Welcomes Phase Two of South Sudan Peace Process

    03/07/2014 7:54:08 PM PST · by IsraelBeach
    South Sudan News ^ | March 7, 2014 | Joe Odaby
    African Union Welcomes Phase Two of South Sudan Peace ProcessADDIS ABABA — March 7, 2014 … The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomed the conclusion of Phase II of the South Sudan Peace Process. The South Sudan Peace Process has consisted of two weeks of substantive consultations on a Declaration of Principle and a Framework for Political Dialogue towards National Reconciliation and Healing. She commended the IGAD Special Envoys, including its Chair, Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin, for their relentless efforts towards the resumption of the political negotiations and the progress they have achieved thus...
  • Surviving Obama

    03/07/2014 8:43:10 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 22 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3/7/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg minced few words in discussing the interview that President Barack Obama gave him on the eve of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's latest visit to Washington. Speaking with Charlie Rose, Goldberg equated Obama's threat to stop supporting Israel in international forums to the talk of a mafia don. Obama told Goldberg, that if Israel doesn't cut a deal with the Palestinians soon, "our ability to manage the international fallout is going to be limited." He added, "And that has consequences." That statement, Goldberg noted, was a "veiled threat" and "almost up there with, 'Nice little Jewish state...
  • Amazing final days of a Jackson attorney who found peace

    03/05/2014 4:32:10 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 9 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 05, 2014 | Brad Flory
    JACKSON, MI – The human race is divided between people who see amazing coincidences, and people who see no coincidences. Both types should hear about the last days of Jackson attorney Bruce Clark. Clark, 79, who lived at Clark Lake, was an Eagle Scout as a boy and a respected member of his profession as an adult. But this is not the story of Clark’s life. It’s the story of what happened before he died two weeks ago. Struck by cancer, pneumonia and a heart attack, Clark said something unusual one day from his bed at Allegiance hospital. “He told...
  • Kerry: Peace Isn't About Me, It's About You; Israel’s security "is our first priority,"

    03/03/2014 7:04:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    inn ^ | 3/3/14 | Ari Soffer and Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday reaffirmed America’s friendship with Israel and its commitment to the Jewish state’s security. Kerry, who spoke at the AIPAC conference in Washington, said that his peace efforts were “not about him” but were about the “dreams of Israelis” and the “dignity of Palestinians.” “People ask me why am I so committed to these negotiations and why am I convinced that peace is possible,” he said, adding, that it was wrong to ask him why he visits the region so much. “This isn’t about me,” said Kerry, adding that his peace efforts were...
  • Obama: US won't be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail

    03/02/2014 5:47:53 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 182 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2014 | Adiv Sterman
    Ahead of meeting with Netanyahu, president says unprecedented ‘aggressive settlement construction’ detrimental to peace process Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister. In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama stressed that time was running out for Israel to achieve a peace deal, and added that he believed Netanyahu had the capacity to rally Israel’s citizens behind an agreement. But if Netanyahu “does not...
  • Obama: Time is Running Out for Peace "Bibi, if not now, when?" President Obama says

    03/02/2014 4:52:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 23/1/14 | Elad Benari
    One day ahead of his meeting Monday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Barack Obama is urging the Israeli leader to make peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA). Speaking to Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg in an interview published Sunday, Obama warned that time was running out to negotiate a peace agreement. Obama further claimed that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas “is sincere about his willingness to recognize Israel and its right to exist.” “We are coming to a point, though, over the next couple of months where the parties are going to have to make some decisions about how they move...
  • Abbas ‘exploded with rage’ at Kerry over ‘insane’ framework proposals

    02/27/2014 12:51:01 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 40 replies
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas left a two-day meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris last week fuming over Kerry’s proposals for a framework accord between Israel and the Palestinians, according to a Palestinian report. The top American diplomat reportedly offered for Abbas to form a Palestinian capital in the neighborhood of Beit Hanina, not all of East Jerusalem, as the Palestinians have demanded. Kerry also suggested that Israel keep 10 settlement blocs as part of any territorial exchange, according to Al Quds, the most widely read Palestinian daily, on Wednesday. The Jordan Valley would not be...
  • A year after resignation, ex-Pope Benedict has no regrets

    02/10/2014 12:50:07 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 9, 2014 | Philip Pullella
    A year after his shock resignation, Pope Emeritus Benedict has no regrets and believes history will vindicate his tumultuous and much-criticised papacy, the man closest to him told Reuters in a rare interview. "Pope Benedict is at peace with himself and I think he is even at peace with the Lord," said Archbishop Georg Ganswein ,who is in contact with the current and former pope daily. Ganswein, who has been at Benedict's side since before his election in 2005, said the former pope had no regrets about leaving office and held no resentment against his critics who the Vatican says...
  • Obama Lauds Kerry's Peace Efforts Amid Israeli Criticism

    02/06/2014 5:39:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 2/6/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed his appreciation towards his Secretary of State’s peace efforts in the Middle East. Speaking at an interfaith breakfast in Washington, D.C., Obama said, “I want to take this opportunity to thank Secretary Kerry for his extraordinary passion and principled diplomacy that he’s brought to the cause of peace in the Middle East. Thank you, John.” “As we support Israelis and Palestinians as they engage in direct talks, we’ve made clear that lasting peace will require freedom of worship and access to holy sites for all faiths,” he added. The expression of support for...
  • Kerry continues to extort Israel because Jews -- American and Israeli -- allow him to

    02/06/2014 3:59:45 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/5/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Once again, on Saturday, US Secretary of State John Kerry tried to extort Israeli concessions to the PLO by threatening us with a Western economic boycott. Kerry is obsessed with Israel's economic success. Last May he told us that we're too rich to surrender our land. Now he's saying we'll be poor if we don't do so. The anti-Semitic undertones of Kerry's constant chatter about Jews having too much money are obvious. But beyond their inherent bigotry, Kerry's statements serve to legitimize the radical Left's economic war against the Jewish state. Administration supporters and fundraisers from Code Pink and other...
  • Israel said willing to give up 90% of West Bank

    02/06/2014 9:22:17 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 39 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 2/6/2014 | GAVRIEL FISKE
    The closed-door negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority over the future contours of a Palestinian state, and how much land and settlements Israel will retain, have reportedly come down to a matter of a few percentage points, with both sides agreeing in principle that the majority of Jewish West Bank settlements would be transferred to Israeli sovereignty in a final status deal. Citing anonymous Israeli, Palestinian and American sources close to the negotiations, Walla News reported on Thursday that Israel is seeking to annex about 10 percent of the West Bank’s land area in a final deal. Meanwhile, the...
  • The Naive Newsman

    02/04/2014 6:25:37 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/4/2014 | Dry Bones
  • Israel said set to accept Kerry’s framework proposals

    02/02/2014 7:32:44 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 2/2/2014 | YIFA YAAKOV
    Israel is set to give its wary assent to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework peace proposal as the basis for continuing talks with the Palestinian Authority through to the end of 2014, Channel 2 news reported on Saturday night. The TV report said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman are all inclining to accept the US framework terms, some of which were detailed by Martin Indyk, the State Department’s lead envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, in a conference call with American Jewish leaders on Thursday. The framework document would have to...
  • Scaring the Jewish state straight

    01/31/2014 8:05:07 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/31/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid delivered a scary speech on Wednesday. At the Institute of National Security Studies conference, Lapid warned that if we don't accept US Secretary of State John Kerry's framework for negotiations, the Europeans are going to take away our money. Lapid claimed that Israel's economic future is dependent on surrendering Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to the PLO. If we don't, he said, the EU will abrogate its economic association agreement with us. And such a move on Europe's part will cause serious harm to our economy. >>SNIP<< Kerry is waiting for Netanyahu to agree to his...
  • Why Kerry Is Scary (Trying to Force a Middle East "Peace")

    01/30/2014 2:20:03 PM PST · by tom h · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2014 | Thomas Friedman
    TEL AVIV — It is pretty clear now that Secretary of State John Kerry will either be Israel’s diplomatic salvation or the most dangerous diplomatic fanatic Israel has ever encountered. But there isn’t much room anymore for anything in between. This is one of those rare pay-per-view foreign policy moments. Pull up a chair. You don’t see this every day. In essence what Kerry is daring to test is a question everyone has wanted to avoid: Is the situation between Israelis and Palestinians at five minutes to midnight or five minutes after midnight, or even 1 a.m. (beyond diplomacy)?
  • Birds attack peace doves freed from Pope Francis' window

    01/26/2014 10:48:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-26-14 | AP
    Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.
  • The Sick Middle East

    01/25/2014 7:32:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2014 | Daniel Pipes
    The recent fall of Fallujah, Iraq, to an Al-Qaeda-linked group provides an unwelcome reminder of the American resources and lives devoted in 2004 to 2007 to control the city – all that effort expended and nothing to show for it. Similarly, outlays of hundreds of billions of dollars to modernize Afghanistan did not prevent the release of 72 prisoners who have attacked Americans. These two examples point to a larger conclusion: maladies run so deep in the Middle East (minus remarkable Israel) that outside powers cannot remedy them. Here's a fast summary: Water is running out. A dam going up...
  • Peace Of Cake

    01/22/2014 1:57:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/22/14 | SrutonimADS SrutonimADS
    Mr. Abbas, Israel wants to sign a peace treaty based on the principle of "two states for two peoples." You have refused to accept this formula. Israel has proven that it will withdraw to new borders, remove Israelis from your state, and give up its claims to Biblical lands. It's time for you to reciprocate. Recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, stop the incitement against Israel, and let's bring an end to the conflict once and for all.
  • Video – Obama on Iran: “Give Peace A Chance” … Seriously. He Said That Actual Thing.

    01/13/2014 6:47:59 PM PST · by absentee · 18 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/13/2014 | Caleb Howe
    [VIDEO AT LINK] After his remark, the President suggested we imagine all the people living for today. It’s funny, people joke about hippie Democrats, and then they go and give you something like this on a silver platter. With a platitude like give peace a chance, one cannot help but think of the recent revelations from Robert Gates’ explosive new memoir. Now that we know how unseriously Obama dealt with Iraq and Afghanistan, hearing him state his philosophy on Iran’s nukes as something so trite and so contrary to everything we know about the Iranian regime takes on a meaning...
  • [CATH/ORTH CAUCUS] From Mediocrity to Magnificence: A Meditation on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

    09/16/2010 2:48:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/15/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    What do you expect from your relationship to Jesus Christ? I have come to discover that many do not expect all that much. In effect they hope that faith can kind of help them “muddle through” life and offer them a few consolations that, perhaps things will be better some day, and in heaven. Others see the moral life described in the scriptures more as a duty than a description of the person being transformed by Jesus Christ. And because they see it as a list of duties,  rather than the result of grace, they tend to resent it, consider...
  • The Humility that Heals – A Homily for Christmas

    12/25/2013 4:57:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/24/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I. The Paradox of this Night - In a way, we are too familiar with the Christmas story, and so many of its strange paradoxes and stunning “absurdities” fail to shock and amaze us. And yet it does not take long to consider that no human being would ever craft this sort of entrance of God into our world. Surely we would envision God’s entrance in Cecil B. DeMille proportions.  (DeMille was producer of “The Ten Commandments” and other classic Hollywood Epics, in case I’m showing my age). Yes, there would be grand sets, a cast of thousands, palaces, trumpets,...
  • A Sabbath Day thought: December 29, 2013

    12/29/2013 9:02:31 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 29 December 2013 | Jeff Head
    Well, we had 9 degrees this morning, but warming up to 32 degrees later today. Everyone be safe out there on this Sabbath day, and take time to warm your souls and feed your spirits by remembering and worshiping God in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, this day. Drink of the living water. John 4:14 "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."
  • Israel can have peace by merely relinquishing her land and security

    12/26/2013 12:18:50 PM PST · by DanMiller · 17 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 26, 2013 | Dan Miller
    What could go wrong with that? This is a re-post of an article written last December when Palestinians exercised their universal human right to send missiles and freedom fighters (messengers of peace and love) to hateful Israeli settlements and elsewhere in Palestine. Three Cheers for President Obama and his peace makers, whomever they may happen to be!With recent increases in Palestinian peace efforts and Obama Administration support for peace everlasting in the entire nation of Palestine (wherever and whatever that may turn out to be), this seemed an appropriate time to revisit the situation. Mahmoud Abbas has created a tiger with his...