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.
President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday that he plans to visit Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory that´s beginning a long process of recovery after Hurricane Maria struck this week. ´Yes, I will,´ he said in response to a question about whether a trip there is in his future. ´I´ll be going.´ Trump was speaking during a photo-op at the United Nations, before a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told DailyMail.com that there is ´no set timetable´ yet for a presidential visit to Puerto Rico. ´We want to be respectful of the recovery efforts and not disrupt
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
Columbia, SC - A shooting Saturday left four men and four women injured in Columbia. According to the Columbia Police Department, the shootings happened in the city’s Vista Entertainment District. Authorities say prior to the shooting, there was an altercation. A bond hearing was held for three of the four suspects Sunday, John Bates Junior, Keveas Gallman and Jarvis Tucker. Bond was denied for both Bates and Gallman, Tucker received a $250,000 bond, according to the Columbia Police Department. The fourth suspect Maleik Houseal remains in the hospital. The eight victims range in age from 22 years old to 52 years old,
The Big Idea: If I had to stock Hillary Clinton’s new memoir in a bookstore, I’d be tempted to place it in a section on self-help or bereavement. “What Happened” was quickly strip-mined for political nuggets after its publication last Tuesday. As I went through it over the weekend, though, what struck me most was how the wounded Democrat coped after her crushing defeat last November. In short, Clinton has read voraciously and eclectically — for escape, for solace and for answers. The collection of works that she cites across 494 pages showcases a top-flight intellect and would make for a compelling graduate school seminar.
On the eve of Prime Minister NetanyahSeyyed Abdolrahim Mousavi, an Iranian military officer currently acting as the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, issued a menacing statement against the Jewish state hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to bring up the ever-imminent threat posed on Israel by Tehran in his encounter with US President Donald Trump. The two are slated to meet at the UN for the General Assembly´s 72nd session held at the NY headquarters. u´s meeting with US President Donald Trump, Tehran threatens to destroy Israel "with lightning speed."
At this time for forgiveness, we have to ask if there are limits to clemency if too much harm was done…harm for generations to come…and now London, followed by an attack in Jerusalem by Palestinian Arab terrorists against a bus carrying Israeli school children. One man alone is not to blame for an entire world plunged in Islamic terrorism. But as president, George W. Bush made a difference so very much the wrong way. Six days after we were attacked, Sept 11, 2001, Bush visited a mosque in what can only be called an act of surrender. If not that, his ceremonial gesture, on behalf of the United States, can surely be termed an act
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
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown of California compared President Donald Trump supporters to prehistoric cave dwellers Monday during a New York climate event. Brown, an outspoken Trump critic, issued an usually harsh derision of Trump supporters after dismissing the president’s rhetoric on climate change science and U.S. policy toward North Korea as “stupid and dangerous and silly.” “They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.” Brown attended the climate event, which coincided with the U.N. meeting in New York,
Armed FBI agenst with guns drawn busted into Paul Manafort’s home as Manafort and his wife lay in bed. The FBI agents insisted on searching Kathleen Manafort for weapons — after they barged into her home. This is Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ FBI. Sessions needs to go now. (Tweet) The New York Post reported: Gun-wielding FBI agents busted into Paul Manafort’s home as he was asleep in bed and even searched his wife for weapons, it was revealed Tuesday. Agents took an unusually tough approach in executing a search warrant, dealing with potential financial crimes by President Trump’s former campaign chief,
Hillary Clinton said First Lady Melania Trump isn’t doing enough to tackle cyberbullying. “No, no and, look, I don´t think anybody is doing enough on cyberbullying,” Clinton told Mic when asked if she thought Trump had enforced her platform. Trump condemned cyberbullying in her first United Nations speech in New York City on Wednesday. “We must come together for the good of our children,” she said. “Therefore, we must teach each child the values of empathy and communication that are at the core of kindness, mindfulness, integrity and leadership, which can only be taught by example.”
U2 frontman Bono unloaded on President Donald Trump in a Rolling Stone interview published Wednesday, revealing that his Irish rock band’s new album will take on the “bully on the bully pulpit” because “silence is not an option.” In January, U2 founding guitarist The Edge revealed that “Songs of Experience,” the band’s follow-up to its platinum-selling 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” was delayed because of Trump’s election. Now Bono says “there’s a couple of reasons why we delayed Songs of Experience. One personal, one political.” “The world around us was certainly changing out of all recognition, we nearly lost the
Over the years, a curious habit has taken hold at the United Nations. A body designed to strengthen the best of humanity has too often become a font of doublespeak and appeasement that protects the worst of humanity. That tragic comity was shattered when President Trump played the skunk at the garden party and dared to tell the truth. Many truths, in fact. Among them, that Islamic terrorism is a scourge that must be stopped. That Iran is controlled by a “murderous regime” bent on getting nukes. That North Korea’s “Rocket man is on a suicide mission” and the United States “will have