Tag Archives: Israel

JERUSALEM: New Western Wall Train Station To Be Named For Trump After “Brave And Historic Decision”

The Jerusalem Post reports: A train station that will be built next to the Western Wall will be named after US President Donald Trump. The decision was made by Transportation Minister Israel Katz, who said: “The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to name the train station that leads to it after President ...

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US Announces “Significant Reduction” In UN Budget After Vote To Condemn Trump On Jerusalem Move

Via press release from Nikki Haley: Today, the United Nations agreed on a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. ‎Among a host of other successes, the United States negotiated a reduction of over $285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget. In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key ...

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Nikki Haley Sends “Friendship” Invites To Nations That Didn’t Vote To Denounce US On Jerusalem Move

The Hill reports: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley issued thanks to the countries that did not vote for a U.N. resolution condemning the U.S.’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Haley on Thursday sent invitations to a January reception to the eight countries that voted no on the resolution, as well as the 35 ...

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Despite US Threats, United Nations Overwhelmingly Condemns Trump’s Jerusalem Move In 128-9 Vote

The New York Times reports: The overwhelming majority of the world’s nations delivered a stinging rebuke to the United States on Thursday, denouncing its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and ignoring President Trump’s bombastic threats of revenge. In what amounted to a collective act of defiance toward Washington, ambassadors of the 193-member General Assembly voted 128 to 9, ...

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Nikki Haley Threatens To End UN Funding If They Vote To Denounce Trump’s Jerusalem Move [VIDEO]

CNN reports: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley issued a direct threat to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, saying that the US will think twice about funding the world body if it votes against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “The United States will remember this day in which it was ...

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JERUSALEM: Evangelicals Flood City With “God Bless Trump” Messages On Buses, Billboards, And….Camels

The Jerusalem Post reports: Vice President Mike Pence might have postponed his trip to Israel, but the love for US President Donald Trump is still being felt throughout Jerusalem as 110 massive “God Bless Trump” signs went up in recent days throughout the city, on billboards, buses and even camels. The campaign was created by Dr. Mike Evans, a prominent ...

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State Department Issues “Worldwide Caution” For US Citizens In Wake Of Trump’s Move On Jerusalem

From the right wing Townhall: The State Department has issued a warning for U.S. citizens traveling anywhere in the world after the Trump administration announced its decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing it as the capital of Israel. The alert, posted on December 6, is a “worldwide caution” that asks U.S. citizens to be on ...

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REPORT: Trump Didn’t Understand Jerusalem Issue, Just Wanted To “Make A Deal” To Please Supporters

The Washington Post reports: An important outside voice advising Trump to make the leap was Adelson’s, according to several people familiar with the two men’s conversations. At a White House dinner earlier this year, Adelson made the issue a main topic, one person said. In the months that followed, Adelson periodically asked others close to Trump what was causing the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Delivers Statement On Jerusalem

The Associated Press reports: The White House says President Donald Trump will deliver remarks Wednesday outlining his decision on a potential move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the president is “pretty solid” in his thinking on the plan but won’t say what Trump will announce. Sanders says the president will make the ...

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Jared Kushner Failed To Disclose Role At Foundation Which Funded Illegal Israeli West Bank Settlements

Newsweek reports: Jared Kushner failed to disclose his role as a co-director of the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation from 2006 to 2015, a time when the group funded an Israeli settlement considered to be illegal under international law, on financial records he filed with the Office of Government Ethics earlier this year. The latest development follows reports on Friday ...

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Trump Pulls US Out Of UN Human Rights Agency

UNESCO’s mission statement: “Contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.” The Associated Press reports: U.S. officials have told the Associated Press that the United States is pulling ...

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Netanyahu’s Wife To Face Criminal Fraud Charges

Newsweek reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara is expected to face criminal charges over fraud amounting to the equivalent of over $110,000 after, among other accusations, she is alleged to have used public funds to throw lavish dinner parties and hire private chefs. The indictment against Sara Netanyahu, anticipated in a matter of weeks, sees the noose begin ...

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Trump To Send Jared Kushner Back To The Middle East

Trump is sending Jared back to the Middle East because the real estate developer wasn’t able to solve a 50 year-old battle on the first visit: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law, Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell will travel to the region. The trio will meet with leaders from ...

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DEJA VU: Netanyahu Holds Massive Rally To Denounce Lying Leftist Media As Behind Corruption Charges

Sound familiar? The Times Of Israel reports: In a battling speech to thousands of supporters who gathered in Tel Aviv to support him on Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the left and the media of using ever-widening corruption investigations against him and his family to try to oust him from power in what he called “a coup against the ...

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ISRAEL: Jerusalem Pride Draws Huge Crowd Under Heavy Police Protection After 2015 Murder [VIDEO]

The Times Of Israel reports: Thousands of people marched through central Jerusalem under heavy security on Thursday in the city’s 16th annual pride parade. The annual march was the scene of a deadly attack two years ago, and often draws protests from the far-right and ultra-Orthodox community. Police said that 12 people had been detained for questioning. They were suspected ...

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Israeli Social Services Minister Walks Back Opposition To Gay Adoption: Our Brief Was Incorrectly Worded

That was quick. Haaretz reports: Minister of Welfare and Social Services Haim Katz responded on Monday to the report, first reported in Haaretz Sunday, that Israel opposes the adoption of children by LGBT couples. Katz’s office issued a statement reading: “Unfortunately, the wording submitted to the High Court was wrong and it would have been better if it was never ...

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ISRAEL: Government Opposes Adoption By Gay Couples

The Times Of Israel reports: The government announced on Sunday that there are no intentions to change the law and allow gay couples to adopt in Israel. In response to a High Court petition, the state said that it was opposed to allowing same-sex couples to adopt because it would place an “additional burden” on the child. “The professional opinion ...

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ISRAEL: Noted Diplomat Jared Kushner Arrives To Broker Peace, Journalist Forced To Delete Photos

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, has arrived in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories for a whistlestop visit aimed at restarting the long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Kushner’s carefully managed visit – conducted far from media scrutiny and lasting less than a day – comes amid scant indication of any imminent breakthrough between ...

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ISRAEL: 200,000 Attend Tel Aviv Pride [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Thousands of people from around the world are partying in Tel Aviv at the Gay Pride Parade, the region’s largest. The Municipality said over 200,000 people celebrated Friday. The theme of this year’s parade is “Bisexuality Visibility.” Jorge Medina from Mexico said the parade is “amazing.” Tel Aviv has emerged as one of the world’s most ...

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REVEALED: Israel’s 1967 Plan To Nuke Egypt

Politico reports: On Monday, the 50th anniversary of the start of the 1967 war, the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program is releasing historical testimonies and documents—some never before published—that highlight the nuclear dimension of the crisis, and reveal of the existence of a crash effort to assemble Israel’s first ...

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