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  • Report: Sudanese delegation visited Israel this week

    10/09/2021 2:03:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/10/21 | Elad Benari
    A Sudanese delegation made up of senior security and military officials visited Israel earlier this week to discuss relations between the two countries, the Al-Arabiya network reported on Friday. No details were provided about the meetings. Sudan became the third Arab country to normalize ties with Israel as part of the Abraham Accords brokered by the Trump Administration in October, 2020, following the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The agreement between Israel and Sudan was announced days after then-US President Donald Trump officially removed Sudan from the list of nations that sponsor and finance terrorism. However, despite the agreement, no...
  • Peres Center chief praises 'historic' pro-Israel (e)vent in Iraq

    09/27/2021 4:24:27 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/9/21
    Chemi Peres, Chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, on Saturday, participated virtually in an event in Erbil, Kurdistan, alongside 300 Sunni community leaders, activists and members of the armed forces, calling for normalization with Israel. Organized by the New York-based Center for Peace Communications (CPC) this was the first such event of its kind. Addressing the plenary, Peres used the platform to call to advance the vision of his father, the late Israeli President and statesman Shimon Peres, of normalization and peace across the region. Calling the event historic and inspirational, Peres described the event as an...
  • “An Insult to Our Country”: Based Jamaicans Call Pride Flag at US Embassy an Imperialist Symbol of Hostility to Their Culture and Values

    08/21/2021 11:14:29 AM PDT · by River Hawk · 50 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Aug. 20, 2021
    Some Jamaicans are beginning to actively demand the removal of the rainbow “pride flag” from the US Embassy in Kingston. A TV news report out of the Caribbean island nation features interviews with protesters who object to the flag as a symbol of cultural imperialism, specifically as a hostility to Christianity and the Jamaican way of life. “You have to understand what that multicolored flag represents,” said a spokeswoman for the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society. “It represents normalizing perverse sexual behaviors and lifestyle choices, behaviors and lifestyles that lead to disease and death. Our Christian duty is to...
  • Calling Putin a Killer With No Soul: Does Sleepy Joe Biden Want to Start a War?

    06/14/2021 8:22:45 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 24 replies
    In March last year I made the following comment ranking the three leading candidates at that time for the presidency: "D. FORIEGN POLICY and NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY 1. Trump. He negotiates. He knows how to build. 2. Biden. How can you protect or represent a nation when you might forget its name? 3. Sanders. You cant protect a nation and bankrupt it at the same time." Biden;s attack on Putin, calling him a bully and a killer, deeply concerns me. Anyone who wants America to talk tough with Putin will be pleased. But is it the job of an allegedly Catholic...
  • Xi Jinping wants isolated China to ‘make friends and win over the majority’

    06/04/2021 7:21:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/02/2021
    China’s president has called for better international communication to repair the country’s coronavirus-hit image and win a battle of narratives with the US and its allies. Xi Jinping’s remarks at a study session of the Politburo, the ruling Communist Party’s top echelon, on Monday came amid a deepening feud with Washington and with negative perceptions of China at record high levels in many parts of the world. It is not the first time Xi has called on party cadres and state-controlled media to “tell China’s stories well” to the world and present the country in a positive light. Do you...
  • Biden’s Weak Posture Toward Iran Invites More Aggression In The Middle East

    05/19/2021 5:31:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 19, 2021 | Ali Safavi
    Ever since the new administration has taken office, the Iranian regime has resorted to what it does best: terrorism and extortion.The Middle East is in turmoil again. From Kabul to Riyadh, and Beirut to the Gaza Strip and Jerusalem, people are frightened and forced to hear the horrifying blasts of emergency sirens that had long been silenced. If one were to search anywhere other than in Iran for the detonators of these blasts, they would be wrong again. An explosion in front of a girls’ school in Kabul, Afghanistan two weeks ago killed dozens of innocent people, embarrassed the Afghan...
  • Kamala’s first foray into international diplomacy does not go well

    05/09/2021 4:59:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American ^ | May 9, 2021 | Andrea Widburg
    The most relentless slander the Democrats leveled against President Trump was that he was a racist. Any person with marginal intelligence looking at the record knew this was a lie but the Democrats, thanks to their media lackeys, made it stick. Their promise was that international relationships with the non-racist Biden-Harris administration would be so much better. When Biden gave Kamala “Ms. Diversity” Harris responsibility for dealing with the southern border, they celebrated. Six weeks into that brief, though, Harris’s first act was to offend and incense the Mexican president. Ruh-roh! One of the most baffling things for the Democrats...
  • It’s No Surprise China Employs The Anti-American Propaganda Of Systemic Racism

    03/22/2021 7:05:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2021 | Sumantra Maitra
    The Chinese side knows that wielding the same self-loathing ideas the ruling class teaches in American universities will hurt Americans most.It’s a cliché to claim every setback as the official end of unipolarity, but if there were ever to be a date for historians to mark the televised humiliation and official end of American hegemony, it would be the very public verbal slapping of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan by the Chinese ambassador on U.S. soil.The U.S. and China leveled sharp rebukes of each others’ policies in the first high-level, in-person talks of...
  • 'China's Most Beautiful Interpreter' Becomes an Internet Hit After Alaska Summit

    03/21/2021 10:32:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    AsiaOneserpico ^ | MARCH 21, 2021 | Mimi Lau
    The popularity of a Chinese interpreter has soared because of her cool handling of State Councillor Yang Jiechi’s 15-minute opening remarks at the start of talks between senior US and Chinese officials in Alaska on Thursday (March 18). Zhang Jing stole the show for her part in the first face-to-face talks between high-level officials from the two countries since US President Joe Biden took office in January. The two-day meeting in Anchorage concluded on Friday (March 19). Chinese media reports referred to her as “China’s Principal Interpreter” and “China’s Most Beautiful Interpreter”. Her name has become one of the top...
  • Russia recalls ambassador to U.S. for "consultations" after Biden calls Putin a "killer"

    03/17/2021 2:31:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 100 replies ^ | March 17, 2021 | Zachary Basu
    Russia's ambassador to Washington has been recalled to Moscow for "consultations" to determine how to move forward with relations with the U.S., the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.Why it matters: The news came hours after an interview aired in which President Biden agreed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a "killer" and pledged to hold the Kremlin accountable for interfering in the 2020 election.Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova did not provide specific reasons for the recall of Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, but she said relations with the U.S. "are in a difficult state, which Washington has brought...
  • Australia Responds To Beijing’s Bullying: We Don’t Trade Our Values, Mate!

    06/18/2020 9:28:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 18, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    While it may be too costly for Beijing to attack the United States directly, Beijing is getting its message out at relatively minimal cost through attacking U.S. allies like Australia. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gave his strongest response to Communist China this week after enduring months of bullying from Beijing. He let Beijing know loud and clear that Australia is “an open trading nation, but I’m never going to trade our values in response to coercion.”It all began back in April, when Australia led a draft resolution, which demanded the World Health Organization (WHO) conduct an “impartial, independent and...
  • Islam and Orthodox Christianity Have the Same Values, Putin Says

    11/23/2019 12:17:53 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 75 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Nov 22 2019
    Orthodox Christianity and Islam are based on the same fundamental values, President Vladimir Putin said in an address to a religious conference in Kyrgyzstan. The conference, titled "Orthodoxy and Islam — Religions of Peace," aimed to promote interethnic and interreligious dialogue between Russia and Kyrgyzstan. "Islam and Orthodox Christianity, just like other world religions, are based on fundamental humanistic values that are of enduring importance — on mercy and love for one’s near, justice and respect for human beings," the state-run TASS news agency quoted Putin as saying Thursday. The address, which was read out to the conference by Russian...
  • Miss Ukraine denied visa enter US (Atlanta) for Miss Universe on Dec. 8th (Bill Taylor mentioned)

    11/15/2019 12:57:01 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 44 replies
    KP_Ukraine Instagram ^ | 11/14/19 | KP_Ukraine
    HOT OFF THE PRESSES!! TRANSLATED FROM UKRAINIAN ON INSTAGRAM: Miss Ukraine Universe Anastasia Subbota is not allowed in the US to the finals of the competition [Miss Universe 2019]. The girl was denied an American visa. Director of the competition Anna Filimonova is trying to solve the problem with the documents. But there is very little time - the finale will take place in Atlanta on December 8. For the 14 years of the Miss Ukraine Universe contest, this is the first time the Consulate has not given the winner the entry permit to America. “There are 12 days left...
  • The Coming War on China (John Pilger) | Full Documentary | Reel Truth

    10/08/2019 5:07:50 AM PDT · by sushiman · 27 replies
    Reel Truth Documentaries ^ | 7/2/2019 | Reel Truth Documentaries
    The Coming War on China, from award winning journalist John Pilger, reveals what the news doesn’t – that the world’s greatest military power, the United States, and the world’s second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war. Nuclear war is not only imaginable, but planned. The greatest build-up of NATO military forces since the Second World War is under way on the western borders of Russia. On the other side of the world, the rise of China is viewed in Washington as a threat to American dominance. To counter this, President Obama announced a...
  • House Democrats call for ambassador to E.U. Sondland to resign

    10/07/2019 7:11:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | 10 07 2019 | Josh Lederman
    A dozen House Democrats are calling for President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, to resign in the wake of revelations about his key role in the unfolding Ukraine scandal. The calls for his ouster come as Sondland prepares to be deposed Tuesday by House committees as part of their impeachment inquiry into the president. The list includes one presidential candidate — Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio. Sondland, a Trump political appointee, has emerged as a central player in Trump’s bid to persuade Ukraine’s new government to commit publicly to investigate corruption and the president’s political opponents....
  • 16 Muslim Countries Endorse China Forcing Muslims To Eat Pork! What Effective Diplomacy Looks Like.

    07/26/2019 8:43:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/26/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. The war of letters began when 22 countries penned a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council condemning China's treatment of Uighurs and "other Muslim and minorities communities." The letter in defense of Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang was signed by France, Germany, Canada, Sweden and 18 other, mostly Western and European, countries. The case of the missing Muslim signatories was solved when the People’s Republic of China fired back with its own letter signed...
  • Iran Demands Full Withdrawal of American Forces from Middle East

    06/25/2019 11:51:44 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2019 | Edwin Mora
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif this week demanded that the United States pull its troops out of the Persian Gulf region, arguing that such a move is “fully in line” with the interest of America and the world. His comments, made via his official Twitter account on Monday, came amid skyrocketing U.S.-Iran tensions, mainly stemming from Tehran’s decision to shoot down an American drone this month. The incident is bringing the two countries closer to a military conflict. Both have warned they are ready for war. “[U.S. President Donald Trump] is 100% right that the US military has no...
  • US urges resumption of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo

    03/08/2019 3:20:25 AM PST · by blueplum · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 08 Mar 2019 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A high-ranking U.S. envoy has urged Serbia and Kosovo to stop provoking each other and to resume their discussions over how to normalize relations between the two former wartime foes. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, who met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, also called Friday on Kosovo to lift a 100 percent tariff on Serbian goods so that European Union-mediated talks can resume.
  • S. Korea, US sign deal on Seoul paying more for US military

    03/08/2019 3:14:06 AM PST · by blueplum · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 08 Mar 2019 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the U.S. on Friday formally signed a deal on Seoul's increased payment for the U.S. troop deployment, amid worries about the future of the countries' decades-long military alliance... South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris signed the new cost-sharing deal on Friday. During a signing ceremony, Kang called the deal "the results of hard work and sometimes difficult work" that "the alliance can build upon to become stronger and greater." Harries said the deal's signing underscores "the importance of iron-clad nature of our alliance."
  • 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....