Shortly after the United Nations General Assembly voted in late November to upgrade the status of the Palestinians, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that it would advance plans to establish a settlement in an area of the West Bank known as E-1, and that it would build 3,000 additional housing units in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. A large settlement in E-1, an empty zone between Jerusalem and the Jewish settlement city of Maaleh Adumim, would make the goal of politically moderate Palestinians--the creation of a geographically contiguous state--much harder to achieve.
Comments: Israel doesn’t know what its best interests are??? But Obama knows what America´s best interests are.
That answer is pretty easy; if Obama is for it then it is bad for Israel and good for his Islamic jihadist friends.
Coming from the most incompetent leader of the free world in history, Israel should advice Mr. Obama to follow the old saying: “It is better to be quiet and be thought a fool, than to speak and be known as a fool”
He has not shown much leadership or expertise in running this country (which he doesn´t understand) let alone running a country that he hates (Israel).
The date was December 22nd, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge at Bastogne.
Lt. Col. Ned Moore told General Anthony McAuliffe that we had a German surrender ultimatum. The General’s first reaction was that the Germans wanted to surrender to us. Col. Moore quickly disabused him of that notion and explained that the Germans demanded our surrender. When McAuliffe heard that, and once he got over his incredulity, he sent back a very succinct response to the Germans - “Nuts!”
Even in the face of overwhelming odds, to simply surrender does not speak well of personal bravery or courage. The Israelis lack neither, a fact that Bronco Bama cannot seem to get his head around.
Say what, has Barry ever been to Israel? They hands down know what their best interest are...they don´t need some two bit community organizer trying to tell them about what has been has been paid for in blood!
I spent my formative years in the ´50´s wondering how a fairly modern European country could fall for a smarmy little man, cheering by the hundreds of thousands to propaganda by torchlight. The best and brightest of the German generation slaughtering 6 million Jews. I was relieved to be told by my teachers this was over, the world would never allow it again. I´m telling you, it´s happening right now. Evil has been with us since the Garden. Obama is leading us where we´ve been before. If we´re really lucky, it will be a revolution to set things right again.
Leftism for dummies: other people do not know what is in their own best interest, hence Leftists are not only justified, they are morally obligated to ignore their ideas and wishes and to impose what is truly in their best interest, whether they agree with it or not, and by force if necessary.
The self-confidence and dogmatic certitude of Leftists is inexplicable to other s. What makes the Leftists so smart? How come they know everything and are always right? How can they be so sure their own motives are pure? Such questions do not arise for Leftists. Many people view this as arrogance, but it is actually a form of insanity. Barack Obama is by no means unusual in this regard. He is a standard, plain vanilla, generic model campus Leftist. They all think and talk and act like him. It never occurs to them to question themselves or the source of their proclaimed wisdom and virtue. They are, in a very specific but quite real sense, insane.
Israel isn´t listening to lord messiah o´bama because the one true and living God has Israel in his hands and no one but no one will destroy Israel. Tell me this if God doesn´t have Israel in his hands how come Israel is the only Christian nation in the middle east and no muslim or islamist nation has succeeded at invading or defeating Israel?? Lord messiah o´bama does not know what his best interest are if he did he would not be making such absurd comments!! The devil himself cannot defeat Israel let alone a half wit of the New World Order known as lord messiah o´bama. Obama would be best to shut the hell up when it comes to denigrating Israel.
How to respond to the failures of Obamacare--with tears or with laughter? This administration does have a talent for snatching farce from the jaws of defeat. Here are some of the latest problems that it´s created for itself (and the American people)… Problem #1: enrollment. The administration´s goal was to sign up 500,000 people in the first month through its website IKeepPressingCtrlAltDeleteButNothing´sHappening.com. The actual figure achieved? 50,000. The problem is partly that the website is a total mess, slow moving and full of glitches and almost unworkable. But it´s more than just a technical issue, it´s reflective of both the
Violence is completely unacceptable regardless of the outcome of the current round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, US Ambassador Dan Shapiro said Monday. Shapiro’s comments at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly came five days after US Secretary of State John Kerry raised eyebrows in a television interview by warning of a third intifada if the talks break down. Kerry said in the interview last Thursday that the alternative to “getting back to the talks is the potential of chaos,” and then asked, “I mean, does Israel want a third intifada?” Shapiro, asked about these comments at a session moderated by
Naderev "Yeb" Sano, representative for the Philippines at the UN Climate Change talks, broke down in tears as he addressed delegates in Warsaw. Mr Sano, whose family is from Tacloban--one of the worst hit areas--announced that he was going on hunger strike until "a meaningful outcome is in sight". Representatives from 190 nations have gathered in Poland to try and thrash out a new pact to fight global warming. "What my country is going through as a result of this extreme climate event is madness. "We can fix this. We can stop this madness. Right now, right here," Mr Sano
A new investigation has revealed that the U.S. government has paid more than $150million to groups that fund terror attacks against American soldiers. The findings have been reported by the Pentagon itself as the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction compiled a list of 43 such companies who are connected to Taliban leaders who have arranged bombs and attacks on American targets. ´It´s like the United States government subsidizing the Taliban, al Qaeda, the Haqqani network, those groups that are trying to shoot and kill our soldiers,´ New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen told ABC News. The Haqqani Network may be lesser
Ministers are being urged to take ‘urgent action’ after cancer patients in Scotland were given access to another drug not available in England and Wales. Axitinib, aimed at kidney cancer patients who have stopped responding to other treatments, is to be given the green light north of the border after it was shown to significantly extend life. The drug--which costs £3,000 a month--could potentially help 6,000 sufferers a year, but has so far been deemed not cost effective by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for use on the NHS in England and Wales. The body is
British cities could be hit by rioting because of an influx of Roma migrants, David Blunkett has warned. The former Home Secretary said ‘frictions’ with local people could lead racial tensions to ‘explode’ in a repeat of the riots that rocked Northern towns in the summer of 2001. Mr Blunkett called on Roma migrants from Slovakia to ‘change their culture’ because their dumping of rubbish and refusal to send their children to school had caused ‘understandable tensions’ with residents in his home city of Sheffield. Sheffield citizens have already set up street patrols to combat anti-social behaviour by the Roma.
Iran´s foreign minister has blamed divisions between Western powers for the failure to agree a deal on its nuclear programme on Saturday. Mohammad Javad Zarif rejected US Secretary of State John Kerry´s claim that Iran had been unable to accept the deal "at that particular moment". He said "no amount of spinning" could change what had happened in Geneva, but it could "further erode confidence". Mr Zarif appeared to blame France for "gutting over half" of a US draft deal. Representatives from Iran and the so-called P5+1--the US, UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany--will meet again on 20 November.
Retail giant Amazon is to start offering Sunday delivery to all its customers after striking a deal with the US Postal Service (USPS). [Snip] While the offer will be free for Prime subscribers, regular customers will still have access to the service as long as they pay for business day delivery. Dave Clark, Amazon´s vice president of worldwide operations and customer service, said: ´This is part of a continuing effort to make online shopping a normal, seven-day-a-week, any-time-you-want experience.´ Amazon says it is planning to extend the year-round service next year to Dallas, New Orleans, Phoenix and other cities.
Hundreds of well-wishers today turned out for the funeral of a Bomber Command veteran who died without any close family. Harold Jellicoe Percival, who helped with the Dambusters raid during the Second World War, died last month in a nursing home aged 99. He was laid to rest today, Armistice Day, at exactly 11am, when Britain fell silent to remember those killed in war. More than 300 people attended the ceremony at the Lytham Park Crematorium in Lancashire, nearly all of whom had never met Mr Percival. Roads around the crematorium were totally jammed, while there were too many people to fit into
France assumed the unfamiliar role of Iranian national villain on Sunday as senior officials and commentators in Tehran--long accustomed to spewing vitriol at Britain, America and Israel--blamed it for scuppering a deal on Iran´s nuclear programme. A chorus of anti-French bile over the failure to reach agreement in Geneva appeared to have the endorsement of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran´s supreme leader, with a Twiiter account run in his name and believed to have his approval leading the charge. "French officials have been openly hostile towards the Iranian nation over the past few years; this is an imprudent and inept move,"
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Iran backed out of a deal on its nuclear programme during talks with world powers in Geneva on Saturday. Amid reports that France´s reservations scuppered an agreement, Mr Kerry told reporters in Abu Dhabi: "The French signed off on it, we signed off on it." Iran had been unable to accept the deal "at that particular moment", he added.
The EU and US are to begin a second round of negotiations towards creating the world´s biggest free-trade deal. Talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) had been set for October, but were postponed because of the US government shutdown. Relations have become strained after claims that the US listened to German leader Angela Merkel´s mobile calls. [Snip] Mr Schmieding said one area where agreed standards could help bring down costs was in the automotive trade, if the US and Europe could decide on agreed standards for cars. However, he says that potential stumbling blocks include the areas of personal data
It’s sad that Maverick’s taking this idea just seriously enough that he’d think to mention it to another human being. He’s 77 years old, ran a famously chaotic campaign in 2008 before getting crushed on election day, and would face a much stronger, younger field in the primaries than he did last time. That he forced me just now to devote even half a second of thought to how he might stack up against the 2016 contenders is frankly embarrassing, and something for which I’ll never forgive him. It’s like watching a 60-year-old pitcher announce that he’s thinking of coming
James O’Keefe, the guerrilla videographer who helped bring down ACORN (the “community organizing” group that Barack Obama worked for as a lawyer and trainer) and got NPR’s president fired, is back. This time, his undercover investigators focused on Obamacare’s “navigators,” the nearly 50,000 people who, in the words of the Department of Health and Human Services, “will serve as an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans” on the Obamacare exchanges (at least when they’re finally working). The total value of grants doled out for nonprofits and community organizations to hire navigators
WASHINGTON — When President Obama travels abroad, his staff packs briefing books, gifts for foreign leaders and something more closely associated with camping than diplomacy: a tent. Even when Mr. Obama travels to allied nations, aides quickly set up the security tent — which has opaque sides and noise-making devices inside — in a room near his hotel suite. When the president needs to read a classified document or have a sensitive conversation, he ducks into the tent to shield himself from secret video cameras and listening devices. American security officials demand that their bosses — not just the president, but
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) will ask two oversight agencies for a full-blown investigation into the problems surrounding the ObamaCare launch. Hagan, who is up for reelection in 2014, is asking her Senate colleagues to co-sign a letter asking two agencies to conduct “a complete, thorough investigation to determine the causes of the design and implementation failures of HealthCare.Gov.” “These problems are simply unacceptable, and Americans deserve answers and swift solutions,” Hagan writes in a letter obtained by The Hill. “Taxpayers are owed a full and transparent accounting of how the vendors contracted to build the site failed to launch it
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) said he has no plans to run again for the White House. Speaking to the Arizona Republic, McCain said he had received "a spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls" urging him to run since the government shutdown. But he said he´s focused on whether to run for a sixth term in the Senate, not for president. “As you know, I’m seriously thinking about running for re-election to the Senate," he said. "But I think, in the words of the late Morris K. Udall, as far as my presidential ambitions are concerned, ‘The people have spoken —
Fourteen years ago, I was asked to be a keynote speaker at the Richmond County Women´s Republican Club annual dinner. I had started my column at the Staten Island Advance the year before, and as an Hispanic who had grown up in Spanish Harlem, many Republicans were surprised that I was a conservative. It was my first speaking engagement and one I accepted reluctantly, but I felt that it was an opportunity to offer some advice to the Republican Party about winning over the voters in the barrios and the inner city.
Veterans, we think about you all the time. Sometimes we fail to tell you. Today, on Veteran’s Day, we put our admiration for you into words. World War II, Korean and Vietnam Veterans. We will start with you. You fought for our freedom. You watched your closest friends fall by your side and you were heartbroken, knowing it could have been you. You shoulder the burden of painful and haunting memories. Many of you have physical wounds; you sacrificed your warrior’s body for us, people you never met. You use a cane or a wheelchair now because of your choice
Perhaps the most entertaining facet of watching the scales fall from liberal´s eyes about Obamacare is the absolute shock they experience when their liberal friends chastise them for complaining. Lori Gottlieb, a contributing editor for The Atlantic and a psychotherapist, writes in the NY Times about her conversation with Blue Anthem insurance and the reaction by her "friends" on Facebook when she posted about it: THE Anthem Blue Cross representative who answered my call told me that there was a silver lining in the cancellation of my individual P.P.O. policy and the $5,400 annual increase that I would have to
Bernard Goldberg joined Bill O’Reilly Monday night to address what he believes is a “potentially fatal split” in the Republican party’s immediate future. He said that if the tea party keeps rejecting anyone who isn’t basically Ted Cruz for the 2016 presidential nomination, the party’s going to be in some big trouble and invite in a strong Democratic victory. O’Reilly framed the fight as a “classic moderate Republican versus hard-right Republican” feud, and Goldberg rejected the “ideological rigidity” of people who will sit on their hands and refuse to vote for a Republican presidential nominee if they aren’t sufficiently conservative
Swampscott, Massachusetts Selectman Barry Greenfield is pushing a measure to give police the authority to conduct home searches to check proper storage of firearms. Greenfield said "state law requires Massachusetts gun owners to keep their firearms locked away or rendered inoperable." There are "600 registered gun owners in [Swampscott]," and the selectman wants police to be able to drop in unannounced, enter the homes of each gun owner, and verify compliance. According to the Swampscott Patch, Greenfield has spoken with Swampscott Police Chief Ron Madigan about this issue, and has spoken with other selectmen. At least one of the selectmen-
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Before Ted Cruz burst on the national political scene, there was Sarah Palin. After Ted Cruz, is there still much of a place for her? Sarah Palin, 49, is the original hero of the Tea Party, rallier of the right wing and basher of Barack Obama. But it has been five years since she gained a place in the history books as John McCain´s surprise choice of running mate on the Republican presidential ticket. Four years since she unexpectedly resigned as Alaska governor before her term was up. Two years since she bypassed the chance to jump into the
To the list of problems plaguing President Obama’s health care law, add one more — fraud. With millions of Americans frustrated and bewildered by the trouble-prone federal website for health insurance, con men and unscrupulous marketers are seizing their chance. State and federal authorities report a rising number of consumer complaints, ranging from deceptive sales practices to identity theft, linked to the Affordable Care Act. Madeleine Mirzayans was fooled when a man posing as a government official knocked on her door. Barbara Miller and Maevis Ethan were pitched by telemarketers who claimed to work for Medicaid. And Buford Price was