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  • The New York Times and Israel (again)‎

    10/17/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 10-17-14 | Elliott Abrams
    Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This piece is reprinted with permission and can be found on Abrams' blog "Pressure Points" here. The New York Times, whose hostility to Israel is visible in both its news and its editorial ‎pages, was at it again this week. In an editorial (about the symbolic vote in the U.K. ‎parliament backing Palestinian statehood) titled "A British Message to Israel," The ‎Times's editorial board unloaded yet again with a barrage of advice, opinion -- and untruths.‎ Here are some of the key words:‎ "The...
  • Pompeo rips Democrats' 'foolish position on Israeli settlements'

    12/17/2019 12:31:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/19
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed back Monday against congressional Democrats who demanded that the Trump administration retract its declaration last month that it views Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria as legal under international law. In a letter..., the Secretary of State called Democrats positions against Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria foolish, Israel Hayom reported Monday night. Last month, Pompeo announced that the State Department did not view Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria as being inherently illegal under international law, reversing the policy set down late in the Obama administration, mirroring the position adopted by the Carter...
  • Watch: US says Israeli courts determine legality of settlements

    11/18/2019 12:08:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/19 | Gary Willig
    You Tube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=bIRDP7Kju3c&feature=emb_logo
  • Greenblatt: A hypocritical and political decision

    11/12/2019 3:54:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/19 | Elad Benari
    Jason Greenblatt, the former US Representative for International Negotiations on Tuesday denounced the ruling by the European Court of Justice that all EU member states must label products from Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as ones manufactured in an Israeli settlement. A hypocritical/political decision! So-called settlements are actually cities & neighborhoods; nonsense to pretend otherwise. Peace will only come-if at all-via direct negotiations. This decision harms prospects for peace & ultimately hurts Palestinians, said Greenblatt. Israels foreign ministry said earlier it strongly rejects the EU courts ruling, decrying a "double standard". The secretary general of the...
  • Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

    11/12/2019 3:33:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2019 | Lorne Cook, Josef Federman
    The European Unions top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said that foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin. The Luxembourg-based court said when products come from an Israeli settlement, their labeling must provide an indication of that provenance so that consumers can make informed choices when they shop. The EU has consistently spoken out against Israeli settlement...
  • Its So Easy to Live Here. Jewish Settlements Go Mainstream in Israel

    11/10/2019 8:15:36 PM PST · by karpov · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal, ^ | November 10, 2019 | Felicia Schwartz
    ARIEL, West BankWhen the Jewish settlers who founded this town scouted the land in 1978, they chose a rocky outcrop where Palestinian villagers warned nothing would grow. It was called the Mountain of Death. They thought we were crazy, said Dorith Nachman, 70 years old, recalling the reaction when she, her husband and other Jewish Israelis erected tents on the hillside. Ariels founders used to administer a psychological questionnaire to incoming families to ensure they could tough it out. It wasnt just the natural environment that was harsh. By establishing Jewish communities on land Palestinians claim as their own, the...
  • More FIU bridge contractors settle collapse lawsuits

    07/20/2019 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Construction Dive ^ | July 14, 2019 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Six more contractors and designers have settled lawsuits for undisclosed amounts with victims' families and the survivors of the March 15, 2018, pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, the Miami Herald reported. Among the companies that settled is FIGG Bridge Group, which designed the pedestrian span. The other five companies are Bolton Perez & Associates; Corradino Group; A&P Consulting Transportation Engineers Corp.; RLT Engineering Services LLC; and Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc. There are more than 20 defendants being sued in civil lawsuits in Miami-Dade Circuit Court for their alleged roles in the collapse. The...
  • Shop at the airport Duty Free? You may be supporting Israeli settlements in Palestine

    07/01/2019 4:23:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | July 1, 2019 | URI BLAU and JOSEF FEDERMAN
    When travelers shop at dozens of duty free stores at airports worldwide, they may be paying for more than a bottle of vodka or a box of chocolates. The Falic family of Florida, owners of the ubiquitous chain of Duty Free Americas shops, funds a generous and sometimes controversial philanthropic empire in Israel that runs through the corridors of power and stretches deep into the occupied West Bank.
  • Clergy sex abuse has cost Catholic Church $3 billion in settlements

    03/13/2019 12:23:01 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2019 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Clergy sex abuse of children has rocked the Catholic Church not only in terms of trust and reputation, but also financially, to the tune of more than $3 billion, according to National Public Radio. The multibillion-dollar expense has gone to settlements in response to lawsuits filed by people abused by clergy, reports NPR. Nearly 20 Catholic dioceses and religious orders have filed for bankruptcy because of the scandals. An attorney whose firm represented abuse victims said that the money the church has paid because of the crisis is part of justice for those who suffered, though it hardly compensates for...
  • Airbnb to take rentals in Israeli West Bank settlements off website

    11/19/2018 7:54:36 PM PST · by Galatians328 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mon 19 Nov 2018 18.56 GMT | Oliver Holmes
    Airbnb has said it will remove from its website all properties in Israeli settlements built on the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, after years of accusations that the company was benefitting from rentals in the illegal outposts.
  • [flashback] Clinton Settles Jones Lawsuit With a Check for $850,000

    08/22/2018 7:06:07 AM PDT · by raiderboy · 30 replies
    New York times ^ | 1999 | By NEIL A. LEWIS
    Just as the Senate is about to begin President Clinton's impeachment trial in earnest, Mr. Clinton sent $850,000 to Paula Corbin Jones today to settle the sexual misconduct lawsuit that started it all. Clinton Administration officials said a check for $850,000, the amount agreed to in November to settle the case, was being sent by overnight mail to Ms. Jones and her lawyers.
  • Judge sets hearing in Flynn case

    07/02/2018 6:33:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 07/02/2018 04:56 PM EDT | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The hearing would be the former Trump national security adviser's first court appearance since pleading guilty more than seven months ago. A pair of legal filings suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller's office is almost-but-not-quite ready to set a sentencing date for former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn have prompted a federal judge to order Flynn and lawyers for both sides to make an unexpected trip to court next week. than seven months ago. The hearing set for next Tuesday would be the first court appearance for Flynn since last December, when the former Defense Intelligence Agency chief appeared...
  • Attorney General Opens Investigation: Obama/Holder/Lynch $6 Bil. Cash-in on Taxpayers

    04/23/2018 6:05:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    Elder Patriot Attorney General Jeff Sessions has finally announced an investigation into the use of federal money to fund radical leftwing advocacy groups. In making the announcement Sessions cited that at least six billion dollars was funneled into what was essentially a slush fund for Obamas army of street activists. Its almost a certainty that that amount is going grow significantly. The groups receiving the money included La Raza (now UnidosUS), NeighborWorks America, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Operation Hope, Black Lives Matter, and a spin-off of Acorn The Mutual Housing Association of New York, among numerous other extremist groups....
  • Obama Gets It Wrong on Israeli Settlement AGAIN

    02/01/2018 1:47:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/18 | Sean Durns
    Inremarksmade before New York Citys Temple Emanu-El on Jan. 24, 2018, former President Barack Obama defended his administrations decision not to veto United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSC) 2334, whichassertedthat Israeli settlements have no legal validity, violate international law and are a major obstacle to achieving a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Obama told the audience that he allowed UNSC 2334 to pass because the pace of [Israeli] settlement construction skyrocketed making it almost impossible to make any kind of Palestinian state.To be a true friend of Israel, it is important to be honest about it, and the politics...
  • CULTURAL PRISM: The occupied territories

    01/08/2018 5:04:52 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/04/2018 | REUVEN BEN-SHALOM
    The entire Middle East is torn by sectarian animosity and violence, yet the relatively calm territorial dispute with the Palestinians is made into a key issue. Welcome to a settlement, I announced, at an elevated observation point in the redroofed community of Tzufim. Having left Route 6, one of Israels major highways, only minutes earlier, and having crossed no physical barrier, this came as a surprise. I thought settlements were shabby caravans in remote, illegal outposts, someone commented. The term settlement is commonly used to describe Jewish presence in what the international community considers occupied territories. Scores of neighborhoods, villages...
  • REPORTER: Mark My Words, The House is Going To Be Rocked in The Coming 72 Hours

    12/16/2017 12:17:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 119 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 16, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Capitol Hill is on pins and needles amid a deluge of sexual harassment allegations. According to the Daily Caller‘s Luke Rosiak, one of the leading journalists investigating the Awan brothers’ scandal, things are about to take yet another dark turn. “Congress’ human resources scandal is just getting started. I anticipate we will see the resignation of more than a dozen House members over harassment and secret settlements, and soon,” tweeted Luke Rosiak. Luke Rosiak ✔ @lukerosiak Congress' human resources scandal is just getting started. I anticipate we will see the resignation of more than a dozen House members over harassment...
  • How Congress plays by different rules on sexual harassment and misconduct

    10/29/2017 11:19:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2017 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Elise Viebeck
    Briony Whitehouse was a 19-year-old intern in 2003 when she boarded an elevator in the Russell Senate Office Building with a Republican senator who, she said, groped her until the doors reopened. She never reported the incident to her bosses for fear of jeopardizing her career. But she recently tweeted about her experience on Twitter as part of the #MeToo campaign, a social-media phenomenon that has aired thousands of complaints about sexual harassment. Some of the accounts have called out by name Hollywood moguls, media stars, even a former U.S. president. Other women such as Whitehouse have stopped short of...
  • PA Politician: There Are Settlers in the White House

    04/17/2017 4:29:31 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/16/17 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO Executive Committee, said on Saturday night that the White House is now dominated by right-wing pro-Israelis. It should be noted that she intended this to be a negative comment on the new administration Ynet, a Hebrew language Israeli news service, reported that Ashrawi bemoaned the right-wing, pro-Israel stance of President Trumps administration. We used to say there were settlers in the Israeli coalition borne of the far right that detests Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims. But today we say there are settlers inside the White House, she said. The administration has adopted the extreme...
  • The Latest: Attorney calls for investigation of Fox News

    04/03/2017 8:24:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Wires (Breitbart) ^ | April 3, 2017 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on sexual harassment allegations at Fox News (all times local): An attorney for a former Fox News contributor is calling for an independent investigation of sexual harassment allegations against host Bill OReilly. Lisa Bloom represents Wendy Walsh, a former Fox News contributor who says she lost a segment on The OReilly Factor after she refused to go to OReillys bedroom following a 2013 dinner in Los Angeles.
  • UN: Israel didn't comply with UN call to stop settlements

    03/25/2017 3:30:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2017 2:02 AM EDT
    Israel took no steps to comply with a Security Council call to stop all settlement activity in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and instead authorized a high rate of settlement expansions in violation of international law, the United Nations said Friday. U.N. envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the council the large number of settlement announcements and legislation action by Israel indicate a clear intent to continue expanding the settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian territory. [] Mladenov, the U.N. special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, reiterated that the United Nations considers all settlement activities to be illegal under...