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  • The New Government's Greatest Tasks

    04/24/2015 3:45:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    In testimony last week before the House committee in charge of State Department funding, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power acknowledged that the Obama administration intends to abandon the US’s 50 year policy of supporting Israel at the United Nations. After going through the tired motions of pledging support for Israel, “when it matters,” Power refused to rule out the possibility that the US would support anti-Israel resolutions in the UN Security Council to limit Israeli sovereignty and control to the lands within the 1949 armistice lines – lines that are indefensible. Such a move will be taken, she...
  • The new government’s greatest tasks (USA to abandon support of Israel at UN)

    04/26/2015 7:55:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 65 replies
    CarolineGlick.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Caroline Click
    In testimony last week before the House committee in charge of State Department funding, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power acknowledged that the Obama administration intends to abandon the US’s 50 year policy of supporting Israel at the United Nations. After going through the tired motions of pledging support for Israel, “when it matters,” Power refused to rule out the possibility that the US would support anti-Israel resolutions in the UN Security Council to limit Israeli sovereignty and control to the lands within the 1949 armistice lines – lines that are indefensible.
  • OBAMA SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH THE MOST EXTREME APPOINTEES IN AMERICAN HISTORY - Obama's Czars

    03/27/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Undated | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Obama’s controversial appointments, not only to the federal bench, but to key cabinet positions, as well as to the unaccountable (and probably unconstitutional) “Czar” positions. Much of the criticism has dwelled on the Obama administration’s lack of vetting when filling these rolls—but that’s not the issue. To the contrary, the Obama team did investigate thoroughly and they choose precisely. When an administration repeatedly nominates hard-left individuals, it’s not a vetting error—it’s a pattern. We should not allow the media to portray these appointments as a series of errors; but rather, we need to realize that...
  • Obama committed to denying Iran nuclear weapon: US (UN ambassador Samantha Power)

    03/02/2015 9:55:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The United States pledged its unwavering committment to Israel on Monday, and insisted it will take "whatever steps are necessary" to deny adversary Iran a nuclear bomb. As international negotiators seek a deal with Tehran to rein in its nuclear program, Washington's UN ambassador Samantha Power reiterated President Barack Obama's commitment to prevent the Islamic republic from developing atomic weapons. "He will keep his commitment whether the negotiations collapse or produce a diplomatic solution that meets our bottom line," she told some 16,000 attendees at US pro-Israel lobby AIPAC ahead of a speech by visiting Israeli Prime...
  • To Obama Administration, ‘Period’ Must Be Signal For ‘We’re Lying’

    03/02/2015 8:28:56 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    This formulation should not provide much comfort to Israel.Speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Monday, American Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Powers declared, “the United States will not allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon. Period.” Does that sound familiar?It should. It sounds a lot like the formulation Obama used to make promises about Obamacare.“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period,” President Obama declared in a 2009 health care speech. “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.” Well, those promises...
  • Flashback: Samantha Power Suggests U.S. Invade Israel to Impose Peace

    03/01/2015 4:18:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    PJ Media, ^ | 3/1/15 | Rick Moran
    The report that President Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets attacking Iran may or may not be true. But the fact is, the president has surrounded himself with people who have no love for the Jewish state. And the idea of the president attacking an ally is a plausible scenario. One of his closest advisors, Samantha Power, actually suggested back in 2002 that the U.S. invade Israel to impose a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I had forgotten how truly radical Samantha Powers is. Her casual mentions of “human rights abuses” and “genocide” mark her as an anti-Israel zealot.
  • Insult and Injury: Obama Sends Susan Rice, Samantha Power to AIPAC (Bibi to address Monday)

    02/26/2015 3:03:30 PM PST · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Feb 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama is sending National Security Advisor Susan Rice and UN Ambassador Samantha Power–widely seen as among the most anti-Israel members of his administration–to address a prominent pro-Israel gathering next week. The move is described by the Associated Press as an effort to mend fences after the administration had withheld speakers from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference. In reality, it is a further slap in the face. Rice caused an uproar earlier this week when she told interviewer Charlie Rose that the forthcoming speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a special joint session...
  • White House sends (Susan) Rice, (Samantha) Power to AIPAC amid U.S.-Israel row

    02/26/2015 12:08:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/15 | Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power will attend a meeting of the powerful pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC next week amid a time of strain between the United States and Israel. A White House spokeswoman confirmed Rice and Power would attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee meeting.
  • Samantha Power: From Fiery Activist to a Typical “All Talk, No Action” Bureaucrat

    02/03/2015 8:24:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/15 | Samuel
    Anemic, confused, totally inept responses by her administration to today's human rights tragedies across the globe. A sad commentary, is it not? Samantha Power made her name on both her hard-hitting, Pulitzer-prize winning book, “A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide,” and her no holds-barred lectures and articles decrying the U.S. Government’s lax responses to crimes against humanity and genocide. In the aforementioned book, Power excoriated a host of presidential administrations for what she deemed to be their “toleration of unspeakable atrocities, often committed in clear view.” Proudly, she welcomed the sobriquet—and took on the mantle of—“the...
  • The Nudge Debate (liberal paternalism)

    08/08/2013 9:39:15 PM PDT · by rey · 15 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 8 August 2013 | David Brooks
    excerpt: In 2009, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein published a book, called “Nudge,” on how government and other organizations could induce people to avoid common errors. Last year, Sunstein gave the Storrs Lectures at Yale on the topic, which will soon be published as a book called “Nanny Statecraft.” Last month, the Obama administration announced that it is creating a new team to explore applications of this sort of empirical research to policy-making.
  • U.S. Amb. to U.N.: Time to Act Outside Legal Framework

    09/09/2013 7:19:50 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 9, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, allowed on NPR this morning that American action in Syria might not be legal:
  • Was Obama's Illegal War in Libya A Trial Run to Attack Israel?

    09/25/2012 8:57:51 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2012 | Stella Paul
    Hey, Obama Lovers, now that our Ambassador is dead, our Benghazi consulate is a smoldering ruin, and its top secret documents have been snatched by Al Qaeda, do you still think your hero's Libyan war is a smashing success? Because I sure do. Not from America's point of view, of course; it's a nightmare for our national security. But from the perspective of Obama's biggest donor, the convicted felon and renowned Israel-hater George Soros, the Libyan War is a triumph. Why? Because Obama waged it illegally and without the consent of Congress. And he did it in the name of...
  • Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at

    01/22/2015 5:49:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Thank you, and thank you, everybody, for being here. Let me thank you, Ambassador Winid, and the Polish Mission to the United Nations for organizing this important event and for bringing together such a diverse group of speakers to grapple with a question that we cannot ask too often: Why have we failed in preventing genocide? And, how can we do better? The exhibit that opens today in conjunction with this event, of art made in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps, is testament to why this is such a resonant issue for Poland and for all countries. And we...
  • Samantha Power urges GOP Congress not to pursue Iran sanctions (endless appeasement continues)

    01/12/2015 12:52:18 PM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/12/15 10:00 AM EST | Burgess Everett
    The Obama administration is stepping up its push to stave off a bipartisan congressional effort to enact new economic sanctions on Iran as the United States tries to secure a permanent deal to wind down the country’s nuclear program. At a University of Louisville event alongside new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whose chamber is expected to pursue new sanctions in the coming weeks, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power argued that new congressional sanctions will upset ongoing negotiations with Iran and turn off a multilateral international coalition that has worked together to isolate Iran politically and...
  • Massive Terror, War Avoided As UN Rejects Palestinian State

    12/31/2014 4:21:32 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 9 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | December 30, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York, New York — December 30 … Lethal, Islamic terror attacks and the potential for a new Middle East war were avoided this evening as the UN Security Council defeated a Palestinian resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from Palestinian territories by late 2017. The UN resolution called for negotiations to be based on territorial lines that existed before Israel captured the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip in the Six Day War. It also demanded that a peace agreement be reached within 12 months. If a bid for Palestinian statehood was...
  • EU Calls for Peace Talks After PA Fails at UN

    12/30/2014 10:30:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/14
    The European Union’s (EU) foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said Tuesday's vote at the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Palestinian statehood underlined the need for Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to urgently resume peace negotiations. The Security Council failed to adopt an Arab-backed resolution that would have paved the way to a Palestinian state, setting a 12-month deadline for Israel to reach a final peace deal with the PA and calling for a full Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria by the end of 2017. The vote "underlines once again the urgency of resuming meaningful negotiations between the...
  • Palestinian Statehood Resolution Fails at UN Security Council

    12/30/2014 5:05:41 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 31, 2014 | Itamar Sharon
    The UN Security Council on Tuesday rejected a resolution on Palestinian statehood, with the Palestinians failing to get the minimum nine “yes” votes required for adoption by the 15-member council: Eight voted for the resolution and two voted against, with five abstentions. France, China and Russia were among the countries that supported the text setting a 12-month deadline for negotiations on a final peace deal with Israel and an imposed full Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and East Jerusalem by the end of 2017. Argentina, Chad, Chile, Jordan and Luxembourg also voted for the resolution. Australia and the United...
  • Security Council Rejects PA's Statehood Resolution (falls short of 9 vote threshold)

    12/30/2014 2:39:28 PM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/31/2014, 12:32 AM
    PA's unilateral resolution calling on Israel to "end the occupation" fails to receive the nine required votes to pass. Only eight countries voted in favor of the resolution, two voted against, and there were five abstentions. The resolution needed nine votes in favor to have passed. Australia and the United States voted against.
  • Reported text of draft UN resolution on Palestinian statehood

    12/30/2014 7:44:09 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/30/2014 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
    The draft resolution by the Palestinians calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and East Jerusalem within three years and revised to include language declaring East Jerusalem as the future capital of a Palestinian state was presented to the UN Security Council late Monday. The draft resolution affirms the urgent need to achieve “a just, lasting and comprehensive peaceful solution” to the decades-old Palestinian-Israeli conflict within 12 months and sets a December 31, 2017 deadline for Israel’s occupation to end. Many of the changes to the draft are semantic, such as the addition of the word “just,” to...
  • Abbas Bucks Kerry and Runs to the UN to Throw Obama under the Bus

    12/30/2014 4:14:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | December 29th, 2014 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Abbas ignored Kerry’s hints of sanctions and told him Jordan will present a resolution to the UN to force Israel to "Auschwitz borders.” Abbas, the one who is short in size and common sense, with Kerry, the one who is tall in size but short on common sense. Mahmoud Abbas is ignoring hints of American sanctions and a possible defeat in the U.N. Security Council which is set to consider a resolution from Jordan on Monday, ordering Israel to sign a peace treaty with the Palestinian Authority in one year. The resolution calls on Israel to surrender within three years...
  • All Hands On Deck: White House Convenes 27 Person Ebola Meeting

    10/27/2014 7:59:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 26, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Suffering a crisis of confidence over his leadership on Ebola a week before the midterm elections, President Barack Obama assembled a massive staff meeting on the issue at the White House Sunday.Including the president, there were 24 people in physical attendance at the meeting CBS News said was convened “to discuss a nationwide policy for health care workers returning from West Africa.” Vice President Joe Biden joined via telephone, and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thomas Frieden and US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power joining via video teleconference.Sunday, the New York Times reported President...
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • Pat Buchanan Oddly Thinks Israel is a Bigger Threat Than Iran

    02/22/2012 4:19:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Pat Buchanan, the columnist, author, and until recently MSNBC's token right-winger, garnered a lot of sympathy when he was fired from his job at the left-leaning news network apparently because of a book he wrote. Too bad, as reported in the Daily Caller, Buchanan had to ruin things by articulating how obnoxious his views really are. In essence, he suggested that Israel with its 300 estimated nuclear weapons was a bigger threat to the United States than is Iran with its nuclear program on Russian television. Buchanan went on about how his favorite Jewish conspiracy, which he called the "neocons,"...
  • Israel snubs Obama plea for personnel in Ebola zone

    10/04/2014 3:18:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 4, 2014
    'No feasible way to provide for the safety of Israeli doctors and medical crews' The U.S. may be willing to send its finest, the soldiers in its military, to Liberia to fight Ebola, but not Israel. According to a report on Twitchy, America’s best ally in the Middle East for generations has refused to go along with a request from Samantha Power, America’s U.N. ambassador. The reports have pointedly noted that the U.S. cut off flights to Israel over the recent military activity on the part of Hamas, but has continued to provide flight connections to the Ebola-stricken West...
  • Samantha Power: U.S. Aid Will Help Syria Rebels Fight ISIS And Assad

    09/23/2014 7:58:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    "But, may I add, the training also will service these troops in the same struggle that they've been in since the beginning of this conflict against the Assad regime"
  • Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries...

    09/21/2014 11:36:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 21, 2014
    Full title: Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries, commitmentsThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that the American-led effort to destroy the terror group Islamic State has support from more than 40 countries, but declined to name them or the extent of their support. “It’s up to the individual country,” Ambassador Samantha Power told ABC’s “This Week.” France last week joined the United States in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, and Saudi Arabia has offered to help train moderate anti-Islamic State group fighters. However, what remains unclear is whether Turkey...
  • Russian Media on Downed Airliner: The CIA Did It

    07/21/2014 1:16:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 79 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | July 21, 2014
    Just one day after the horrific tragedy that left 298 people dead, Russia's Channel One ran a package telling its audience that the entire incident was orchestrated by the United States, specifically by the CIA. A document was broadcast purportedly showing that the U.S. was planning to do the same thing during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Viewers learned that the "U.S. orchestrated this because Ukrainian government is not sophisticated enough to orchestrate this," according to the broadcast, which was translated from the original Russian by CNBC. According to Channel One, Russia's swift economic growth has inspired the United States...
  • Susan Rice Forbids Israel from Criticizing Kerry

    05/18/2014 7:12:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 61 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 02/06/14 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    Who the hell does National Security Advisor Susan Rice think she is? Does she believe in freedom of speech? How else to explain her disdainful tweet: “Personal attacks in Israel directed at Sec Kerry totally unfounded and unacceptable.” Unacceptable? Is it only Israel that has no right to criticize him? Has Rice forgotten that Israel, like the United States, is a democracy that enshrines the freedom of speech? There has been a penchant of late by those in the Obama Administration to treat Israel like an errant schoolboy. When Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said, according to media reports, that...
  • Kerry's dismal effort to salvage the Arab-Israeli talks

    04/09/2014 10:20:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 07, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON — — When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove Bashar Assad from power. The talks collapse in acrimony and confusion. Kerry's response? A second Geneva conference that — surprise! — breaks up in acrimony and confusion. Then, even as Russian special forces are taking over Crimea, Kerry goes chasing after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov — first to Paris, then Rome, then London — offering a diplomatic "off-ramp." Lavrov...
  • Israeli Settlement Plan Derailed Peace Talks, Kerry Says

    04/08/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/8/14 | MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Israel’s announcement of 700 new apartments for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem precipitated the bitter impasse in peace negotiations last week between Israel and the Palestinians. While Mr. Kerry said both sides bore responsibility for “unhelpful” actions, he noted that the publication of tenders for housing units came four days after a deadline passed for Israel to release Palestinian prisoners and complicated Israel’s own deliberations over whether to extend the talks. “Poof, that was sort of the moment,” Mr. Kerry said in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Still,...
  • 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....
  • John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’

    04/08/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’ By Ali Weinberg Apr 8, 2014 4:03pm Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry defiantly defended his diplomatic efforts, saying that while ambitious, they were better than doing nothing. While the purpose of Tuesday’s hearing was to pick through the State Department’s budget, it was Kerry’s record that came under scrutiny as his old colleagues on the committee accused him of taking on too many responsibilities with too few results. “I think you’re about to hit the trifecta,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,...
  • Obama and Kerry Say Iran Issued Fatwa Against Nukes, But It’s Not Listed With the Others

    04/05/2014 1:48:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 4, 2014 - 4:27 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    A State Department spokeswoman expressed surprise Thursday to hear that a purported “fatwa” by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prohibiting nuclear weapons, which President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry periodically cite, does not appear on a list of fatwas on Khamenei’s official website. “Oh, really?” Marie Harf said during a press briefing after a reporter brought this to her attention. “I will say, just in general, I’m not an expert on the fatwa process certainly, or on the supreme leader’s website,” she said. “But what I will say, and I think what people have said, is we...
  • Abbas dumps another US-led peace effort, Kerry gives up on shuttle, Pollard release recedes

    04/01/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Debka file ^ | April 1, 2014, 11:05 PM (IST)
    Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas did not announce his walkout from the negotiations with Israel or directly turn down the package of far-reaching Israeli concessions which US Secretary of State John Kerry assembled with Binyamin Netanyahu early Wednesday, April 1. He simply turned his back on the commitment he made ahead of the talks to refrain from unilateral applications to UN bodies while they were in progress. As soon as the US Secretary flew off to Brussels, he sent out applications for “the independent Palestinian state” to join 12 UN agencies as members. This was after the Palestinian leader upped his...
  • The Dissing of the President

    04/01/2014 10:02:23 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/31/2014 | Bret Stephens
    I've never liked the word diss—not as a verb, much less as a noun. But watching the Obama administration get the diss treatment the world over, week-in, week-out, I'm beginning to see its uses. Diss: On Sunday, Bloomberg reported that Hasan Rouhani named Hamid Aboutalebi to serve as the ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Rouhani is the Iranian president the West keeps insisting is a "moderate," mounting evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. Mr. Aboutalebi was one of the students who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. Here's the kicker: The State Department—the very institution whose diplomats were...
  • Pollard-for-prisoners deal said offered by US to save peace talks

    03/26/2014 3:11:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/26/2014 | Staff
    The United States has proposed freeing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in a trade-off deal in which Israel would agree to proceed with the next round of prisoner releases, including Israeli Arab prisoners, and the Palestinian Authority would agreed to extend the current peace talks, Israel’s Army Radio reported Wednesday. It said the offer had been conveyed to Israel and the PA, but there was no official confirmation. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was quoted telling journalists accompanying Secretary of State John Kerry to a meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday morning that there were currently no plans to release...
  • US irate with Israeli defense minister comments

    03/19/2014 12:46:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2014 3:26 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    The Obama administration on Wednesday vented its anger at the Israeli defense minister’s public criticism of the U.S. and his personal insults of Secretary of State John Kerry. In a new sign of tension between top officials of the two allies as Washington tries to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program, Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest recent remarks by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon. Yaalon this week accused the Obama administration of being weak on Iran and questioned its commitment to Israel’s security. Previously, Yaalon has criticized Kerry personally for...
  • Cruz: Harry Reid thinks Koch brothers are the Grinch who stole Christmas

    03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tom Tillison
    As the U.S. Senate took up a bill to provide financial aid to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to object to an IMF bailout Majority Leader Harry Reid attached to the legislation. In the process he blasted Reid for repeatedly demonizing the billionaire Koch brothers - Reid tried to blame the Koch brothers for halting progress on the Ukraine bill. "I'm beginning to think [the Koch brothers] are a character almost out of Dr. Seuss in the majority leader's mind, they are the grinch who stole Christmas in his telling," Cruz said. Cruz accused Reid of "using his...
  • 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...
  • John Kerry’s Empty Promises

    03/06/2014 3:13:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 6, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - John Kerry’s Empty PromisesPosted By Ari Lieberman On March 6, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 16 Comments Just days after his monomaniacal boss blindsided Israel with a scathing one-sided attack against the Jewish state, John Kerry assured a very skeptical AIPAC audience that he would not allow the West Bank to turn into another Gaza. Unfortunately, there is ample precedent to suggest that when it comes to Israel (or for that matter, Ukraine) international or U.S. assurances don’t amount to a hill of beans.In 1951, Egypt closed the Gulf of Eilat...
  • Sen. Schumer: BDS Is New Modern Anti-Semitism

    03/04/2014 3:40:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 3-3-14 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Schumer at AIPAC 2014NY Senator Charles Schumer railed Monday against the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, saying that the movement is a modern form of anti-Semitism. “It is very suspicious that those who boycott Israel don’t want to boycott anywhere else in the world,” Sen. Schumer told AIPAC. “I believe that those who call for boycotts of Israel without calling for boycotts of other neighboring nations are practicing, whether they know it or not, whether they admit it or not, a modern form of what we call anti-Semitism.” “The word that describes all of these acts is a very simple one:...
  • Obama’s Convoluted Priorities

    03/03/2014 4:01:39 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 3, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Convoluted PrioritiesPosted By Ari Lieberman On March 3, 2014 @ 12:23 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 13 Comments As President Obama greets world crisis after crisis with confused vacillation and impotence, a recent Gallup poll unsurprisingly suggests that Americans no longer believe that their president commands respect from foreign leaders. And why should they? The President’s foreign policy has proved to be an exercise in defeatist isolationism, where tyrants are appeased and allies are thrown to the wolves.In Ukraine, a nation where democracy advocates risk losing to the forces of extremism and where...
  • HUME: OBAMA FOREIGN POLICY UNDERGOING 'ACROSS-THE-BOARD SYSTEMS FAILURE,' 'IN DANGER OF COLLAPSE'

    04/09/2014 12:05:53 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    VIDEO AT LINK On Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” on Tuesday, network senior political analyst Brit Hume concurred with a statement Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had made earlier in the day about the failings of the President Barack Obama’s foreign policy under the direction of Secretary of State John Kerry. According to Hume, much of what the Obama administration had aimed to accomplish was reliant on Russia, which as of now has a relationship with the United States in disrepair.
  • Republican Jewish Coalition Blasts Kerry for Blaming Israel

    04/08/2014 8:36:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2014, 6:12 AM | Elad Benari
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) strongly on Tuesday criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for placing the bulk of the blame on Israel for the stalled peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA). Kerry, who spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said, “Israel didn't release the Palestinian prisoners on the day they were supposed to be freed, and another day passed, and another day, and then another 700 settlement units were announced in Jerusalem, and ‘poof’…that was sort of the moment.” In response, RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, “After almost nine months of negotiations, during which Israel...
  • (Jimmy) Carter Backs PA’s UN Move (Palestinian Authority)

    04/08/2014 8:33:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 4/8/2014, 5:44 AM | Elad Benari
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Monday expressed support for the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) move to seek membership in international organizations, reports the Ma’an news agency. “The decision by the Palestinians to exercise their right to join international organizations should not be seen as a blow to the peace talks,” Carter said in a statement. “I hope that, on the contrary, it will help to redress the power imbalance between Israelis and Palestinians, as we approach the 29 April deadline set by Secretary Kerry,” he added, according to Ma’an. …
  • Israel ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by Kerry’s Remarks on Peace Talks

    04/09/2014 6:02:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    nytimes ^ | 4/9/2014 | ISABEL KERSHNER
    In an unusually pointed rebuke of its ally, Israel said on Wednesday that it was “deeply disappointed” by Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks a day earlier that appeared to lay primary blame on Israel for the crisis in the American-brokered Middle East peace talks.
  • Obama Tells Israel: Turn Over The Tomb Of Jesus To Hamas

    05/19/2011 6:17:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies · 1+ views
    gateway pundit ^ | 5/19/11 | Jim Hoft
    Today when Barack Obama told Israel to move back to the 1967 borders he effectively gave half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, The holiest Christian Church in the world, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre to the Hamas-Fatah terror alliance. This is what Barack Obama wants to give to Hamas.
  • Ambassador Power: Defunding UN Agencies for Admitting 'Palestine' Hurts U.S.

    04/03/2014 8:59:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/3/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Defunding United Nations agencies that admit “Palestine” is not in the interests of the U.S., Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power argued Wednesday, because doing so constitutes a “double win” for the Palestinians. Not only do they score by gaining admission to a U.N. body, she told the House Appropriations’ subcommittee responsible for foreign operations, they also benefit by having U.S. influence in that body reduced, making way for the likes of Russia, China and Cuba to take the lead. Power was arguing for lawmakers to support a waiver to provisions in U.S. law that prohibit funding for...
  • Obama Wants to Pay 33% More to U.N. and Other Int’l Groups

    04/02/2014 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 2, 2014 - 4:48 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    When U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday, the panel will consider a budget request for international organizations that is 33 percent bigger than last year’s, including a 43 percent hike in U.S. contributions to peacekeeping missions. […] As it has done for the past two years, the administration is asking Congress to waive legislative provisions making it unlawful for the U.S. to fund U.N. agencies that admit “Palestine.” …
  • '21st century book burning,' U.S. official blog slams Ankara

    03/22/2014 3:08:59 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    hurriyet daily news ^ | March/22/2014
    The official blog of U.S. Department of State has published a vitriolic post, slamming Turkey's blocking of Twitter as '21st century book burning.' "Every day, governments around the world devote precious resources to Internet censorship. It is 21st Century book-burning -- and it doesn’t make anyone stronger. This brand of suppression affects all of us: In an era in which the Internet serves as the world’s community forum, censorship anywhere is a threat to freedom of speech everywhere," Douglas Frantz, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, has written on the the State Department's official blog, Dipnote, March 21. "Sometimes even our...