There are a thousand reasons why I loved the Rebbe. Alongside his warmth and Torah wisdom, he was also sagely up to the minute on politics. Somewhere on YouTube (can’t find it now) I heard him talking about the “peace process” – the one from about 20 years ago – and decrying it with such passion and precision that it made you wonder why others can’t see things so clearly. I guess it’s because the Rebbe was the Rebbe just like Einstein was Einstein. The Rebbe said (quoting from the top of my head): “Israel is ready to give up holy Land
Good take on the latest Ayrab treachery, with dependable assistance from the snakes in the UN. And, FTA: ´Which always means the Jews give and the Arabs take and get no thanks and no peace. That’s the peace process in a nutshell.´ Kinda sounds like the Rs and Ds version of bipartisanship in our gov´t, doesn´t it?
#4, Ok, thanks. I figured it was some sort of inside Judaism reference. Since I am not Jewish and have never lived in an area with a high concentration, I am fairly ignorant. I am somewhat used to the NYC-centric TV shows rattling off various Jewish and Yiddish phrases and references which just go over my head.
Of those 70 soldiers, 25 are engineers who will evaluate the damage and provide assessments and assistance in the disaster zone. As the earthquake devastated infrastructure, engineers are needed on the ground to survey buildings in the affected area, and to assess whether or not they remain safe to use. The delegation also includes search and rescue and other military personnel. The delegation, led by Col. (res.) Dudi Mizrahi of the Home Front Command’s Search and Rescue unit, will land in Mexico in approximately 18 hours. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, an IDF spokesperson, said of the aid mission, “The IDF and the State of Israel
President Donald Trump says the U.S. is about to unleash more punishing actions on Pyongyang. Trump made the announcement Thursday as he sat down for string meetings at the United Nations. ´We will be putting more sanctions on North Korea,´ he said. Fox News reported that ´banking-related´ sanctions would be announced Thursday afternoon. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has a press briefing scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at the United Nations. The United States has acknowledged that it´s at the end of its rope when it comes to slapping international sanctions on Kim Jong-un´s rogue regime. Any further punishing actions will have to come from
Donald Trump appeared to get on famously with other world leaders as he worked the room at a UN General Assembly luncheon on Tuesday. Photos show the president cheerfully chatting with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while South Korea´s Moon Jae-In listens in. Afterwards, Trump triumphantly tweeted: ´A great and important day at the United Nations. ´Met with leaders of many nations who agree with much (or all) of what I stated in my speech!´ Trump was initially sat between Guterres and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Photos show him leaning in to look at something - likely a phone
President Donald Trump told world leaders the U.S. would no longer be ´taken advantage of´ as he blasted trade deals that he says caused millions of jobs to vanish. In a speech where he also called for collective action against ´Rocket man´ Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump saluted the United States for having prevailed in World War II only to build ´institutions such as this one to defend the sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all.´ But the president wasn't so sanguine about the international trade regime also put in place after the second world war. He blasted 'mammoth, multinational trade deals' and 'unaccountable international tribunals'
MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, toppling buildings with people still inside, rattling the capital and sending people flooding into the streets for the second time in just two weeks. The earthquake occurred shortly after 1 p.m. local time about 100 miles from Mexico City. It registered a preliminary magnitude of 7.1, causing heavy and prolonged shaking in the capital. During the quake, some facades and entire buildings in Mexico City fell, crushing cars and trapping some people inside. The number of dead and injured is unclear. Tuesday’s earthquake struck on the 32nd anniversary
Israel on Monday inaugurated with its US ally a joint missile defense base on Israeli soil, the first ever, a senior Israeli air force officer said. The new facility, at an undisclosed location in southern Israel, was announced as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to meet US President Donald Trump in New York on the fringes of the UN General Assembly. "We inaugurated, with our partners from the United States Army, an American base, for the first time in Israel," Brigadier General Tzvika Heimowitz, head of Israeli missile defenses, told journalists. "An American flag is flying permanently over a US army
Hillary Clinton likes baths and showers, enjoys vodka and Chardonnay and thinks she ran for president against both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Those were some of the answers she divulged when playing the ´boxers or briefs?´ game onstage of D.C.´s Warner Theatre with Politics & Prose co-owner Lissa Muscatine, as part of the first stop on her 15-city tour – deemed ´Hillary Clinton Live´ – to promote her new book. And in the Democratic stronghold of Washington, D.C., who voted for her over President Trump at 92.8 percent, Clinton´s performance was eaten up – so much that when her primary rival
Hillary Clinton compared herself to Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere on Tuesday, saying that she is “Paula Revere” sounding the alarm on Russian active measures during the 2016 presidential campaign. (Snip) In her interview, Clinton suggested that she has led the push to call out the Russian government and Russian president Vladimir Putin about their involvement in the U.S. election. “I am saying as clearly as I can — I feel like I’m a bit of a, you know, Paula Revere — I’m trying to sound the alarm about this,” Clinton said to a smattering of laughter and applause. Clinton’s
If you had plans for the weekend, a Christian numerologist says you won’t get to them because the world is about to end. David Meade, a self-proclaimed “researcher,” is predicting that a series of apocalyptic events will begin on Sept. 23 and, “a major part of the world will not be the same.” According to Meade, the mysterious rogue planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, is on a collision course with Earth, which will bring world-ending tsunamis and earthquakes. The numerologist claims the dates of recent events like the Great American Solar Eclipse and Hurricane Harvey’s flooding of Texas were all marked in the Bible.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller´s team is reaching back more than a decade in its investigation of Paul Manafort, a sign of the pressure Mueller is placing on President Donald Trump´s former campaign chairman. The FBI´s warrant for a July search of Manafort´s Alexandria, Virginia, home said the investigation centered on possible crimes committed as far back as January 2006, according to a source briefed on the investigation. The broad time frame is the latest indication that Mueller´s team is going well beyond Russian meddling during the campaign as part of its investigation of Trump campaign associates. Manafort,
Hillary Clinton´s "What Happened" had a big debut. Clinton´s book about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book and audio, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book´s hardcover sales of 168,000 was the highest opening for any nonfiction release in five years, according to NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85 percent of retail print sales. Mark Owen´s "No Easy Day," a 2012 memoir about the killing of Osama bin Laden, sold more than 250,000 copies in its first week. Sales for "What Happened"
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” while reacting to President Donald Trump’s speech at United Nations, former White House press secretary for the Obama administration Josh Earnest said the overall speech lacked “coherence,” and Trump mocking North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un was “foolish.” Earnest said, “Having sat in the hall of the United Nations where the president of the United States delivers an address for gathered world leaders — that’s something I did for the last three years—what you know world leaders are looking for in that room is a coherent strategy for taking on the biggest challenges around the
United Nations - The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 8:00 a.m. Former Secretary of State John Kerry says President Donald Trump´s United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and danger. Appearing on MSNBC´s "Morning Joe" show Wednesday, Kerry criticized Trump´s harsh rhetoric against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kerry said, "You have to ask yourself: Is America safer because of ´rocket man?" He was referring to Trump´s characterization of Kim. Kerry said that kind of harsh language will make it harder for the United States to engage in diplomacy on
In Federalist No. 68, his pseudonymous essay on “The Mode of Electing the President,” Alexander Hamilton wrote that the Electoral College could shield the United States “from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” (Snip) Hamilton and his colleagues never could have envisioned a year like 2016, when an enemy state—Russia—was able to manipulate America’s election process with stunning effectiveness. But it’s clear the national security rationale for the Electoral College is outdated and therefore it should be retired. Simply put, it enables foreign powers to more easily pierce the very shield Hamilton imagined