No. I don't know what is going on with the 'Israel' thing.
There are multiple pieces moving of the 'Israel' thing --- all the pieces are twisted,
and, in my view, the worst twist coming up will be evangelical and other religious factions
insisting upon some certain view held of prophecy.
Obama, Nutenyayhoo, Trump, Kerry, new u.s. ambassador to Israel, the u.n.
and what does all that have to do with Russian assassinations and the downed Russian plane?
Secretary of State John Kerry has been working on the text of the Resolution at the UN, formally recognizing the "State of Palestine" and it will use the 1967 Israel Border to establish Palestine's physical boundaries. SuperStation95 has learned from our UN sources here in New York that the Resolution will contain an authorization for the use of force to compel Israeli compliance, and will be introduced (and voted on) before Barack Obama leaves office.
The Arab-Israeli conflict has gone on for decades and sources in the UN say the Security Council is "fed-up" with the stalemate. Sources confirm there is a consensus among Security Council members that only an outside force can bring the situation to an end. The inclusion of a use-of-force element to the resolution is described as "a necessary evil given the parties involved."
A Nervous White House Issues Warning to Trump “Only One President at a Time”
Breaking News By Amy Moreno December 26, 2016
The White House is taking a great deal of heat over their decision to backstab Israel during a United Nations resolution vote.
Before the vote, Donald Trump called on Obama to VETO the resolution, but instead, Obama abstained from the vote, which then enabled the resolution to label Israel’s buildings in the West Bank as “illegal” to succeed.
The White House is now rejecting President-elect Trump’s criticism and warning him that there is only “one president at a time.”
From Washington Examiner:
In a briefing on the move Friday, Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, said, “On the president-elect, the first thing I’d just say is that there’s one president at a time. President Obama is the president of the United States until Jan. 20, and we are taking this action, of course, as U.S. policy.”
Trump had tweeted his concern about the move at the United Nations that the U.S. did not disavow.
“As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th,” Trump tweeted.
Rhodes also said of Israel, “I believe that despite what has at times been very strident Israeli government criticism of U.S. policies that President Obama has always made Israel and its security sacrosanct in his approach to these issues.
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Donald Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel, has all sides on edge
Posted on December 26, 2016 by Angel - NYC
If President-elect Donald Trump wanted to show he planned to obliterate President Barack Obama’s approach to Israel, he may have found his man to deliver that message in David Friedman, his pick for U.S. ambassador.
The bankruptcy lawyer and son of an Orthodox rabbi is everything Obama is not: a fervent supporter of Israeli settlements, opponent of Palestinian statehood and unrelenting defender of Israel’s government. So far to the right is Friedman that even many Israel supporters worry he could push Israel’s hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be more extreme, scuttling prospects for peace with Palestinians in the process.
The heated debate over Friedman’s selection is playing out just as fresh tensions erupt between the U.S. and Israel, punctuated last Friday by the Obama administration’s stunning move to allow a U.N. Security Council resolution to pass condemning Israeli settlements as illegal. The move to abstain, rather than veto, defied years of U.S. tradition of shielding Israel from such resolutions, and elicited angry condemnation from Israel, lawmakers of both parties, and especially Trump.
“Things will be different after Jan. 20th,” when he’s sworn in, Trump vowed on Twitter.
Friedman, certainly, is different.
Presidents of both parties have long called for a two-state solution that envisions eventual Palestinian statehood, and Netanyahu says he agrees. Friedman does not. He’s called the two-state solution a mere “narrative” that must end.
Under Obama, the U.S. has worked closely with J Street, an Israel advocacy group sharply critical of Netanyahu. Not Friedman. He accuses Obama of “blatant anti-Semitism” and calls J Street “worse than kapos,” a reference to Jews who helped the Nazis imprison fellow Jews during the Holocaust.
For decades the U.S. has opposed Israeli settlement-building in lands it seized in the 1967 Mideast War. Friedman runs a nonprofit that raises millions of dollars for Beit El, a settlement of religious nationalists near Ramallah. Beit El runs a right-wing news oulet and a yeshiva whose dean has provocatively urged Israeli soldiers to refuse orders to uproot settlers from their homes.
So it’s unsurprising that Friedman’s nomination has already sharpened the borders of a growing balkanization of American Jews, between those who want the U.S. to push Israel toward peace and those who believe Obama’s approach abandoned America’s closest Mideast ally.
It’s a debate playing out even at Temple Hillel, near the Long Island-Queens border, where Friedman’s father was rabbi for almost half a century.
“Clearly, David’s opinions do not appeal to everybody in the synagogue, and they appeal to others in the synagogue,” said Ken Fink, the synagogue’s president and longtime congregant. “But there’s a huge amount of pride for the hometown boy.”
Thirty-two years before Trump’s election, President Ronald Reagan donned a yarmulke and noshed on chicken cutlets and noodle pudding at Rabbi Morris Friedman’s home, after a speech at Temple Hillel affirming the separation between church and state. Coming just two weeks before Reagan’s re-election, the attempt to woo Jewish voters struck some as opportunistic, and they protested on the streets of the heavily Jewish town of North Woodmere.
Seated at the Sabbath table with Reagan was David Melech Friedman — his middle name means “king” in Hebrew. The rabbi’s son went on to become Trump’s bankruptcy lawyer, a vocal advocate for far-right policies on Israel, and now, Trump’s choice for ambassador, despite having no diplomatic experience.
In announcing his pick, Trump pointed out that Friedman’s bar mitzvah 45 years ago was at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, where Friedman now owns a home. Though his father was an Orthodox rabbi, the synagogue belongs to the more moderate Conservative denomination, making the Friedmans more observant than many of the congregants.
Cindy Grosz, who said she’d known Friedman for nearly 50 years, recalled big parties with boisterous debates about Jewish issues held in his family’s sukkah, the outdoor hut Jews build during the harvest festival Sukkot.
“He still has the same best friends he’s had for over 30 years. That hasn’t changed,” Grosz said.
At his midtown Manhattan law firm, Friedman opens up his offices to those in mourning who need a minyan — a quorum of 10 men in Orthodox Judaism — to say the Mourner’s Kaddish, a prayer observant Jews say daily for one year after a parent’s death.
And it was a parent’s death, in a way, that brought Friedman and Trump closer together. Over the years, Friedman has told friends the story of how the billionaire real estate mogul defied an oppressive snowstorm that had kept others away to “sit shiva” for Friedman’s father during the Jewish mourning period.
Educated at Columbia University and NYU School of Law, Friedman developed a reputation as an aggressive, high-stakes bankruptcy attorney, representing Trump when his Atlantic City casinos went through bankruptcy.
In the courtroom, he’s known as a formidable opponent, said attorney Tariq Mundiya, Friedman’s adversary in several cases. He said he’d been aware of Friedman’s advocacy on Israel but added, “When you’re in the fog of war with David, the last thing you’re talking about is the Middle East.”
If confirmed, Friedman is expected to be the face of Trump’s dramatic shift in posture. While Obama’s relationship with Netanyahu was famously fraught, Friedman has said Trump will take his cues from Israel’s wishes.
Both Friedman and Trump are particularly focused on moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, breaking with decades of U.S. reluctance to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in light of Palestinians’ claim to east Jerusalem.
Enraged by Trump’s pick, left-leaning groups and Palestinian officials have suggested his confirmation could spell the end of any serious discussions about peace.
Friedman and Trump’s transition team didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Netanyahu has stayed publicly quiet about Trump’s pick. But individuals close to the prime minister said he was pleased with the appointment because he knows Friedman has a direct line to Trump. The individuals weren’t authorized to comment by name and requested anonymity.
Associated Press writers Josef Federman and Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem and Tia Goldenberg in Beit El, West Bank, contributed to this report.
Israel - Pakistan Nuclear Threat Prompted by Fake News
(TEL AVIV) The Pakistani defense minister threatened Israel with nuclear war on Twitter, apparently responding to information from a site known for peddling out-of-this-world conspiracy theories.
Pakistani Minister of Defense Khawaja Muhammad Asif tweeted a thinly-veiled threat towards Israel on Friday, “reminding” it that Pakistan is a nuclear power that will strike back if attacked.
Khawaja M. Asif ✔@khawajamasif
Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Syria against Daesh.Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear state too AH
Asif appeared to be reacting to an article from the website AWD, which claimed that Moshe Ya'alon, the Israeli defense minister, threatened to use nuclear weapons on Pakistan if the country sent troops into Syria.
“As far as we are concerned, that is a threat, if, by misfortune, they arrive in Syria, we will know what to do, we will destroy them with a nuclear attack,” Ya'alon said in a presumed AWD exclusive.
There are but two problems with the news story. First, Ya'alon left the post of Israeli defense minister back in May.
And second, he never said it, according to the defense ministry's prompt reaction.
Ministry of Defense @israel_MOD
@khawajamasif The statement attributed to fmr Def Min Yaalon re Pakistan was never said
Ministry of Defense @israel_MOD
@khawajamasif reports referred to by the Pakistani Def Min are entirely false
AWD itself could not seem to get its story straight, referring to Ya'alon as both “Israeli defense minister” and “the former Israeli Defence Minister” in the article.
Asif, however, apparently chose to be (arguably) safe rather than sorry, and issued his warning to Israel regardless.
The Israeli Ministry of Defense was quick to react to Asif’s statement, pointing out it was based on false information.
Neither country has signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and both Israel and Pakistan are considered to be nuclear powers. Israel is widely thought to have had the atom bomb since the 1960s, though it has never publicly admitted it.
Pakistan, meanwhile, developed its own nuclear arsenal in response to India's, and indeed, Khawaja Muhammad Asif had already threatened to nuke India back in September.
Diplomatic relations between the two countries are non-existent: as a Muslim country strongly opposed to the Jewish state, Pakistan does not even recognize Israel, though dialogue does take place through third parties. Although there used to be a small Jewish community in Pakistan, mainly concentrated around Karachi, it gradually disappeared as anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments became more widespread.
AWD News has been described as “extremely dubious”, which analyzed one of its articles claiming King Abdullah of Jordan murdered his wife, Queen Rania (who is alive and well).
A quick glance around the site also reveals that Vladimir Putin is dead and Russia is planning an attack on Saudi Arabia, among other things.
RT News, TRUNEWS Commentary
- See more at: www.trunews.com/article/israel-pakistan-nuclear-threat-prompted-by-fake-news#sthash.13plYBQz.dpuf