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  • N.Korea Offers to Remove Long-Range Artillery from Frontline

    06/18/2018 3:01:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | June 18, 2018 | Lee Yong-soo
    North Korean delegates at cross-border military talks in the truce village of Panmunjom last Thursday offered to move their long-range artillery pieces from the military demarcation line to rear areas, a source said Sunday. The Defense Ministry denied it, but the source said, "The North Korean delegates brought it up first as a matter of principle." This would go a long way toward reducing military tensions. It is not known why the North made the offer or what it expects in return. The North has deployed about 1,000 artillery guns near the MDL. Some 330 are trained on the Seoul...
  • Democrats Put Partisanship Before Prospects for Peace

    06/13/2018 3:57:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 6/13/2018 | Joe Lauria
    When Richard Nixon returned to Washington after his historic 1972 trip to China, he was welcomed with strong support from Democrats. “From the initial Congressional reaction, it was apparent that the President, home from his China trip, would find broad bipartisan support for his move toward closer relations with Peking,” The New York Times reported on Feb. 29, 1972. Even Democratic Senate leaders Edward Kennedy and Mike Mansfield praised Nixon’s diplomatic gamble. Forty-six years later President Donald Trump took a similar political risk in agreeing to the first ever summit with a North Korean leader. Cautious optimism emerged from the...
  • President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize after N. Korea summit

    06/13/2018 11:16:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WHIO-TV ^ | June 13, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, lawmakers with the populist Progress Party, told Norwegian news agency NTB on Wednesday that Trump “had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea.”(continued)
  • President Trump to visit Hawaii after historic summit with NKorea

    06/12/2018 12:32:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | HNN Staff
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, right, wears a lei as they greets guests at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Image: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Donald Trump will stop in Hawaii after returning from his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House announced Monday. Trump is scheduled to depart from Singapore on Tuesday night, and will visit a military base on Guam before arriving on Oahu. The president is expected to arrive in the islands on Tuesday afternoon and is not expected to leave Joint Base...
  • LIVE THREAD: US-North Korea talks moving 'more quickly than expected'

    06/11/2018 8:19:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 636 replies
    The US says its discussions with North Korea are moving "more quickly than expected" ahead of the summit in Singapore on Tuesday. The preliminary talks between officials have been taking place ahead of the unprecedented first meeting. The White House also confirms that President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will hold a one-on-one meeting, with only translators present. The outcome may determine the fate of North Korea's nuclear programme. The US insists it will accept nothing less than complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. North Korea has said it is willing to commit to denuclearisation, but that term is open...
  • Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war

    06/06/2018 6:11:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 June 2018 | Staff
    Ethiopia's governing coalition has announced it will fully accept and implement the peace deal that ended its border war with Eritrea. It says it will accept the outcome of a 2002 border commission ruling, which awarded disputed territories, including the town of Badme, to Eritrea. This will end a dispute with Eritrea that sparked Africa's deadliest border war in 1998. Tens of thousands of people were killed in two years of fighting. The two sides have remained on a war footing as Ethiopia had, until now, refused to accept the ruling of the border commission, which was set up as...
  • Singapore will bear some summit costs (President Trump and Chairman Kim meeting)

    06/03/2018 12:46:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Khmer Times ^ | June 3, 2018 | Reuters
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore will bear some of the cost of the planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, its defence minister Ng Eng Hen said, a day after Trump put the meeting back on agenda. Kim’s trip to Singapore, which would be the furthest he would have travelled as leader, poses logistical challenges that are likely to include using Soviet-era aircraft to carry him and his limousine, as well as dozens of security and other staff. The Washington Post reported earlier that some unresolved logistical issues relating to the summit were who...
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, as a Day of Prayer

    05/25/2018 3:01:54 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 5/25/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Full Title: President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace On Memorial Day, we pause in solemn gratitude to pay tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives defending peace and freedom while in military service to our great Nation. We set aside this day to honor their sacrifice and to remind all Americans of the tremendous price of our precious liberty. Throughout the history of our Republic, courageous Americans have purchased our cherished freedom with their lives. Our 151 national cemeteries serve as the final resting place...
  • My Rough Outline for a New Israeli-Palestinian Peace Agreement

    05/17/2018 1:16:05 PM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 22 replies
    vanity | 05/17/2018 | Brian Griffin
    SEC. ???? The State of Israel and its Territory (a) The State of Arab Palestine and its people accept that the State of Israel has the right to exist and that the territory of the State of Israel includes all the territory of Israel recognized as such by the United States prior to the Six-Day War of 1967. SEC. ???? Permanent Right Israeli West Bank Settlements [These settlements are probably the ones settlers would be most unwilling to give up for newer and better housing.] (a) The State of Israel shall have permanent sovereign rights over the following Jerusalem area...
  • Peace talks ignite land buying frenzy along South Korea's fortified border

    05/13/2018 4:50:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | May 13, 2018 | Joori Roh and Cynthia Kim, Reuters
    Forget Seoul's posh Gangnam district. With North Korea pledging to reduce tensions and renew ties with its southern neighbour, South Korea's hottest property market is now along the heavily fortified border between the two countries. Demand for property in small towns and sparsely populated rural areas around the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) is surging on expectations of an influx of people and investment. Kang Sung-wook, a 37-year old dentist in the South Korean border city of Paju, has bought eight separate lots of land in and around the DMZ since mid-March. Five were purchased without ever setting foot on them, using...
  • Update and new information from Amir, May 10

    05/10/2018 9:21:55 PM PDT · by firebrand · 5 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | May 10, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    A long but don't-miss overview of yesterday's and last night's events, with some new information, followed by a teaching on the prospects for peace in the Middle East. Includes the story of how the U.S. captured the top five leaders of ISIS. I could hardly view this on Facebook, with all the outages of both sound and picture. I imagine a lot of people are catching up on the news online, since the events were too late at night for the press. YouTube is working fine, though. Spread this one around, especially to people you know who don't have a...
  • President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for North Korea diplomacy

    05/01/2018 10:25:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    USA Today | May 1, 2018 | James S. Robbins
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/05/01/donald-trump-nobel-peace-prize-north-korea-column/566161002/
  • Kim Jong Un agrees to end war, agrees to denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

    04/27/2018 4:38:20 AM PDT · by deks · 232 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 27, 2018 | Mac William Bishop, Stella Kim and Alastair Jamieson
    The leaders of North and South Korea signed a historic declaration Friday pledging "no more war" and a common goal of "complete denuclearization" on the Korean Peninsula. The countries, which technically remain in a state of war, heralded the deal as part of "a new era of peace" after a historic summit. North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in also vowed to "cease all hostile acts" and to "transform the Demilitarized Zone into a peace zone." The two leaders embraced, and Moon said he would visit Pyongyang in the fall.
  • Kim Jong-un Plans Formal Nod to Denuclearization, South Korea Says

    04/17/2018 12:26:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 17, 2018 | By CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea - Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, plans to formally announce his willingness to denuclearize his country when he meets with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea this month, an official from the South said on Tuesday. The statement is expected to be part of a joint declaration that the two leaders will adopt when they meet on April 27, said Mr. Moon’s chief of staff, Im Jong-seok. Negotiators from both Koreas have agreed on a rough framework for the joint declaration, he said. They are still discussing other aspects of the joint statement, such as whether the...
  • Caroline Glick: Firing Rex Tillerson Removed an Obstacle to Middle East Peace

    03/16/2018 12:20:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2018 | Caroline Glick
    the White House held a Middle East summit that demonstrated Tillerson’s basic assumptions have the problems of the Middle East precisely backwards.Under the leadership of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, along with Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s senior negotiator, Israeli officials sat in the White House for the first time with Arab officials from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar. Representatives from Egypt and Jordan, with which Israel enjoys open diplomatic relations, were also in attendance. Canadian and European officials participated as well. Although they were invited, the Palestinians chose to boycott the conference. Their boycott was...
  • Former US Ambassador Shapiro admits there is no chance for peace between Israel and the PA

    03/14/2018 5:09:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/3/18
    Dan Shapiro, who the US ambassador to Israel during President Obama's term, estimated in an interview with Kol Rama radio that there is no chance for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority at present time. "The administration is full of problems, and Netanyahu is busy with investigations, and I do not see it happening," Shapiro said....
  • At the Heart of Lent

    03/02/2018 9:03:13 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 2 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | March 2, 2018 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You! (Ps. 119:11) Years ago, I heard a statement from an American monk: “The contemplative need go no further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” It struck me as true then and has only seemed more so as the years have passed. At the time (not long after the Vietnam War) this monastic was remarking on the many young people whom they had visiting his monastery who were “so deeply angry about peace.” The statement echoed an experience...
  • A "settler" responds to President Trump

    02/15/2018 2:45:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/18 | Yonatan Behar
    President Trump, please don't fall for FAKE NEWS! In your recent interview with the Yisrael HaYom newspaper, you answered a question about settlements by saying: "We will be talking about settlements. The settlements are something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace, so I think Israel has to be very careful with the settlements." When I read this, I was puzzled. Was this President Trump being interviewed, or was it President Obama?! President Trump! The settlements are NOT "something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace"! This is FAKE NEWS! The exact opposite is...
  • Kerry to Abbas confidante: 'Stay strong and do not give in to Trump'

    01/24/2018 6:16:15 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 56 replies
    The former US Secretary of State also surprised his interlocutor by saying he was seriously considering running for president in 2020. By BEN CASPIT/MAARIV January 24, 2018 08:08 The former US Secretary of State also surprised his interlocutor by saying he was seriously considering running for president in 2020. . . . During the conversation, according to the report, Kerry asked Agha to convey a message to Abbas and ask him to "hold on and be strong." Tell him, he told Agha, "that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and...
  • Egypt: Jerusalem bill an obstacle to peace

    01/03/2018 11:17:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/1/18 | Elad Benari
    Egypt on Wednesday blasted the approval of the United Jerusalem Bill in the Knesset earlier this week. The bill, which the Knesset approved in its second and third readings on Monday night, stipulates that a majority of 80 Knesset members will be required to change the status of Jerusalem or for any transfer of territories from the capital within the framework of a future diplomatic agreement. Ahmed Abu Zeid, a spokesman for Egypt’s Foreign Ministry, said in a statement on the Foreign Ministry’s website that the law “is in contravention of UN resolutions related to the status of the City...