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Israel to suspend talks
over Palestinian unity deal

BBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/24/2014 1:38:18 PM

Israel has suspended its peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a unity deal between Hamas and Fatah. The decision came after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chaired a six-hour meeting of Israel´s security cabinet. The Palestinian factions announced the reconciliation deal on Wednesday, saying they would attempt to form a unity government in the coming weeks. Mr Netanyahu told the BBC the Palestinian leader must abandon the deal if he wanted peace with Israel. Mahmoud Abbas has "taken a giant leap backwards", the Israeli leader told BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen. The direct negotiations were already close

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0bama sending Kerry in to make some secret deal with Hamas and Fatah killed the deal that never would be anyway. Fortunately, Israel has Netanyahu at the helm at this very dangerous time in Israel´s short history.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 4/24/2014 3:08:09 PM     (No. 9823436)

But - - but - - but - - Jigolo Jawn took time off from his windsurfing - - just to bring an eternity of peace to the mideast.

What could possibly have gone wrong?

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/7/2014 5:47:09 PM     Post Reply
For once, Uber and Lyft are going to need to work together for a common goal. Both car services were banned in Virginia by the Department of Motor Vehicles this week. The cease and desist ordered the California-based transportation startups to stop "operating in Virginia until it obtains proper authority." The DMV also threatened to fine the drivers if operations continue. Uber, Lyft and other similar app-based car services face major push back from traditional yellow cabs and black livery vehicles. These groups are well established and often have powerful lobbyists, pushing their desires through to the local government.

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Atlantic Magazine, by Adam Chandler    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/7/2014 5:39:11 PM     Post Reply
The inauguration of Petro Poroshenko as Ukraine´s new president was Europe´s biggest story today. The billionaire confectioner promised to bring Ukraine closer to Europe and the West. He also had some tough words about Crimea, which he delivered in the presence of Mikhail Zurabov, the recently restored Russian ambassador to Ukraine. "Russia occupied Crimea, which was, is and will be Ukrainian soil. Yesterday in the course of the meeting in Normandy, I told this to President Putin: Crimea is Ukraine soil. Period. There can be no compromise on the issues of Crimea, European choice and state structure.”

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Daily Signal, by Hans von Spakovsky & Jameson Broggi    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/6/2014 5:59:06 PM     Post Reply
It wasn’t the biggest story following Tuesday’s elections in various states, but it was the biggest and most-ignored non-story. Mississippi’s new voter ID law got its first run in the June 3 primary, and the sky did not fall. Despite the tiresome and disproven claims by opponents that such laws cause wholesale voter disenfranchisement and are intended to suppress votes, Mississippi “sailed through” its first test of the new ID requirements, according to The Clarion Ledger, the newspaper of Jackson, Miss. Aside from being able to use any form of government-issued photo ID, like every other state with ID requirements,

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/6/2014 5:42:03 PM     Post Reply
Washington - A group of Roman Catholic bishops and Orthodox Christians wants the Vatican to lift a ban on married priests for a small segment of the American church. The committee wants the Vatican to allow ordination for married men in Eastern-rite Catholic churches in North America. Eastern-rite Catholics accept the authority of the pope but have many of their own rituals and liturgy. There are more than a dozen Eastern Catholic church groups in North America, but their total numbers are small. Eastern Catholic churches in the Middle East and Europe already ordain married men. But the Vatican banned the practice in America in the

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/6/2014 5:28:44 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/6/2014 5:21:44 PM     Post Reply
Both Democrats and Republicans have rejected an excuse offered by the White House for why they were unable to inform Congress of the Bergdahl prisoner swap. The White House has offered several excuses for why it failed to notify Congress 30 days in advance as required by law. In a briefing for Senators Wednesday, the White House claimed Bergdahl´s life was in danger if word of the swap leaked to the media. The AP was first to publish word of the threat to Bergdahl´s life on Thursday. Their initial story was only a few paragraphs and attributed the claim to three unnamed "congressional officials."

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/6/2014 11:48:26 AM     Post Reply
There he goes again. At a press conference in Brussels Thursday, President Obama was asked if he was surprised by the controversy over his decision to trade Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban leaders. His response was vintage Obama: “I’m never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington.” Thus establishing from the start that he considers the controversy to be a kind of partisan farce, he proceeded to rebut criticisms virtually no one has made. This is Obama’s favorite rhetorical trick; he builds and then tears apart a straw man while insisting that the American people are on

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New York Post, by John Podhoretz    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/5/2014 8:54:10 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/4/2014 10:26:17 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/4/2014 1:22:22 PM     Post Reply
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