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  • Nikki Haley Makes Good on Threat: No Aid For Voting Against Jerusalem

    03/16/2018 4:35:58 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 81 replies
    BIN ^ | 3/16/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is making good on her threat to cut US aid to countries that vote against the US in the United Nations. In December, 128 countries voted in the United Nations General Assembly against the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. At the time, President Trump and Haley threatened that there would be grave repercussions for recipients of US aid who failed to stand by their benefactor on such issues. On Thursday, Foreign Policy reported on a 53-page memo issued by Haley. Titled “America First Foreign Assistance Policy”, the new...
  • US Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May — in time for ISRAEL'S 70TH anniversary.

    03/10/2018 11:40:41 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 5 replies
    Times of Israel/AP ^ | February 23, 2018 | Eric Cortelessa and Times of Israel Staff
    Trump administration officials say Congress being briefed on plans; ribbon cutting could take place on May 14 -- day of independence declaration. The new US Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring independence, two Trump administration officials said Friday. At first, the embassy will operate out of the US’s current consular premises in Arnona, south Jerusalem.
  • U.S. embassy in Ankara says will be closed on Monday due to security threat

    03/04/2018 1:28:38 PM PST · by Lera · 10 replies
    J Post ^ | March 4, 2018
    ISTANBUL - The US embassy in Turkey's capital Ankara will be closed to the public on Monday due to a security threat and only emergency services will be provided, it said in a statement on Sunday. The embassy advised US citizens in Turkey to avoid large crowds and the embassy building and to be aware of their own security when visiting popular tourist sites and crowded places. It did not specify what the security threat that prompted the closure was.
  • US Announces Plans to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem by Israel’s 70th Anniversary

    02/25/2018 10:24:06 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 6 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Feb 25, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    On Friday, the US Department of State announced plans to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem in May of this year. Israelis rejoiced over the announcement. This past December, US President Donald Trump made his historic announcement, in which he formally declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his intentions to move the US embassy there. “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done,” Trump said during his speech. Since Trump’s historic announcement, there was uncertainty as to when the...
  • Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy

    02/23/2018 4:29:08 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 7 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | February 23, 2018 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private donations to cover some or all of the embassy costs, the administration officials said. The discussions are occurring as the new embassy clears its final bureaucratic hurdles. On Thursday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended weeks of delay by signing off on a security plan for moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy...
  • New US Embassy in Jerusalem Will Open in May 2018 to Celebrate Israel's 70th Anniversary

    02/23/2018 8:34:28 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    CBN News ^ | 2/23/2018 | CBN Newsroom
    Officials tell the Associated Press that the new US Embassy in Jerusalem will open much earlier than some had predicted. They're working to make the move by May 2018 in celebration of Israel's 70th anniversary.
  • Ambassador to Korea Candidate 'Victor Cha withdrawal not due to his objection to military options’

    02/03/2018 12:08:34 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | Feb 2, 2018 | Ock Hyun-ju
    Washington’s decision to drop Victor Cha as its next US ambassador to South Korea was not due to his disagreement with the Trump administration’s consideration of a limited strike on North Korea, a diplomatic source said Friday. “As far as I know, the reason Victor Cha was withdrawn was not his differing views on North Korea policy,” the source said, asking to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the matter. “I believe there were many other factors. It is extremely difficult to give a detailed answer on what other factors were,” he said. He refused to discuss his source...
  • K.T. McFarland withdraws as nominee for ambassador

    02/03/2018 5:49:46 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/3/18 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump said Friday he is withdrawing former top adviser K.T. McFarland's nomination to be U.S. ambassador to Singapore, which ran aground over her involvement in the Russia investigation. Trump said he was "disappointed" and blamed Democrats for derailing her ambassadorial bid. "Unfortunately, some Democrats chose to play politics rather than move forward with a qualified nominee for a critically important post," he said in a statement. McFarland's nomination faced opposition from Republicans and Democrats over accusations she deceived the Senate about what she knew about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's talks with Russia. McFarland, who served as Flynn's...
  • US embassy in Dublin under fire from disgruntled applicants, attorneys and politicians

    02/01/2018 5:15:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Irish Central ^ | February 01, 2018 04:46 AM | Irish Central Staff
    The US embassy in Dublin is under fire and facing fierce questioning from Irish applicants, US-based immigration attorneys and Irish politicians over claims that embassy staff is making “rogue” decisions on visa petitions. Cases heard by Irish Central in particular reference petitions made for E-2 investor visas and O-1 extraordinary ability visas, with one applicant even resolving to travel to another European embassy to have their O-1 petition processed. They did so on the advice of an immigration attorney concerned about the current manner in which their clients are being “aggressively” treated by the Dublin base. “I have been speaking...
  • 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.
  • The new US embassy is a plastic-wrapped wonder Trump wouldn't visit

    01/21/2018 9:48:27 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    The discovery that I share an opinion with Donald Trump is a new experience for me, one which I don’t expect to reoccur soon, but when he took to Twitter last week to explain why he would not be opening his country’s new London embassy, I confess, I could rather see his point. **** I can’t argue with his description of the recently vacated former embassy, built in 1960, as “perhaps the best located and finest in London”. Extending a façade across an entire side of Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, this was the first purpose-built embassy in the capital.
  • US embassy to open in Jerusalem by end of 2019, Mike Pence tells Israel [end of JCPOA too]

    01/22/2018 8:21:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.22.2018 | tj/msh (AP, Reuters, dpa)
    US Vice President Mike Pence told Israel’s Knesset on Monday that Washington was intending to bring forward a controversial plan by the Trump administration to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the US Embassy in Jerusalem — and the embassy will open before the end of next year,” Pence said. The intention to move the embassy, which has been condemned by the Palestinians and their Arab allies, was agreed in theory by US lawmakers years ago but was set in motion by US President Donald...
  • REVEALED: American embassy in London really WAS sold for 'peanuts'. (tr)

    01/12/2018 11:58:48 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Sara Malm
    President Donald Trump's claim that the US Embassy in London was ‘sold for peanuts’ appears to have been vindicated after documents reveal that it went for just £315m ($431m) - far below the £500 million ($687 million) experts estimated. When it was sold five years ago property experts said that the market value of the deal was £500m ($680m) and it was thought that this was the sum achieved. The President claimed just before midnight on Thursday in Washington D..C. on Twitter that the reason he cancelled his trip to London to open the new embassy is because 'the Obama...
  • Donald Trump cancels February visit to UK

    01/12/2018 1:08:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies ^ | January 12, 2018 | bbc
    Donald Trump has cancelled a planned visit to the UK in February, where he had been expected to open a new $1bn (£738m) US embassy in London. In a tweet, the US president said he was not a "big fan" of the new embassy - which is moving from Mayfair to south London - saying it was a "bad deal". The old site was sold by Barack Obama's administration for "peanuts", he added. The trip was not the controversial full state visit offered by Theresa May, for which no date has yet been set. Downing Street declined to comment on...
  • Alert called off at Copenhagen U.S. Embassy after object found to be harmless

    01/10/2018 4:42:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 10 January 2018 16:53 CET+01:00
    A suspicious package found near the Embassy of the United States in Copenhagen on Wednesday proved to be harmless. Police in the city have now removed a temporary cordon in the area of the Østerbro neighborhood around the embassy premises, reports Ritzau. Earlier on Wednesday, police were dispatched after receiving a report of what was described as a “suspicious situation” near the embassy. Army bomb disposal technicians and the Fire Service were also called to the scene. After bomb disposal experts investigated the package that had given rise to the suspicion, police confirmed that it had not been found to...
  • Israel says 10 more countries in talks about moving embassies to Jerusalem

    12/26/2017 9:34:59 AM PST · by caww · 3 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | ec 25, 2017 | TOI Staff
    Following Guatemala’s announcement Monday that it would move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, at least 10 other countries are in talks to move their own missions, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hailed Guatemala’s decision saying " There will be more, this is just the beginning.".....

    12/26/2017 9:26:20 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 16, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media loves its self-fulfilling prophecies. It predicted that recognizing Jerusalem would lead to Islamic terror. And so it's determined to twist the news to match the narrative. The facts don't quite match, but it won't stop the media from trying. The media tried to blame the Muslim suicide bombing attack near Times Square on Trump's decision. Now here's another one. Ex-Marine cites Trump's Jerusalem decision in planned ISIS attack on Christmas: FBI A former U.S. Marine and expert marksman was charged Friday in a foiled ISIS-inspired attack planned for Christmas on San Francisco's Pier 39, according to federal court...
  • Hamas leader to U.S.: We will shut down your embassy

    12/25/2017 8:31:00 PM PST · by Lera · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/25/17 | Ben Ariel
    Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar says the group will shut down the U.S. embassy in Israel once it “liberates Palestine”. Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar recently threatened that the terrorist group will shut down the U.S. embassy in Israel once it “liberates Palestine”. In an interview on Al-Jazeera on December 17, which was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), the Hamas leader also made clear that the group "would not relinquish a single gun, not even a single bullet." “Annihilation will be the fate not only of the Jews, but also of their helpers and of the people...
  • President Trump just 'withdrew' the United States aids from UN...

    12/23/2017 11:13:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | 22/12/17
    ...we put our embassy wherever we want.
  • CNN Host Sneers at Countries Siding with US on UN Jerusalem Resolution

    12/22/2017 5:21:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Cuomo might have the day off, but Bill Weir was there to keep the flame of liberal bias alive at CNN . . . Check out the video clip, as Weir sneeringly mocks countries voting with the United States against the UN Resolution condemning President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the embassy there. Weir sarcastically describes as “big ones” the small countries voting with the US. As he reads off the list, someone can be heard to snicker. Weir joins in, laughing in derision. Get the rest of the story and view...