Saddam’s Death Update

Donald Trump Should Embrace a Realist Foreign Policy
John J. Mearsheimer, The National Interest, November 27, 2016

 

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If Donald Trump makes the right choices, he could fundamentally alter U.S. foreign policy for the better.
Trump campaigned against America’s powerful foreign policy community… He accused them of producing “one foreign policy disaster after another,” and promised to “develop a new foreign policy direction for our country.”
This was precisely the message many voters wanted to hear, and the president-elect now has the opportunity to change how the United States deploys its power around the world.

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Unesco & The Temple Mount

UNESCO votes:
No connection between Temple Mount and Judaism
Jerusalem Post, 13-10-2016

 
In a 24-6 vote, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization gave preliminary approval to a resolution that denies Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the vote stating: “The theater of the absurd continues at the UN.” “Today UNESCO adopted its second decision this year denying the Jewish people’s connection to the Temple Mount, our holiest site for more than 3,000 years,” he said.
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Israel’s attack on the BDS movement

Right Wing Israel: ‘BDS supporters are modern Nazis’
By Nitsan Keidar, Arutz Sheva, 4-6-2016

 
Last week, communication and strategy consultant Roni Rimon attended a conference focused on fighting BDS, which was organized by Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. While there, he guided groups of students in how to oppose the phenomenon.
We need to actively go after members of BDS,” he told Arutz Sheva, adding: “We need to fight against them and any group, university or company that boycotts Israel. We need to denounce them, expose them and shame them.” He explained that anyone who gives in to BDS should be revealed as someone who wants to destroy Jews around the world.

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Zionism & Jewish Values

Former UK Chief Rabbi: Anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism
By Ari Soffer, Aritz Sheva, 4/4/2016

 
Britain’s former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has written a blistering oped slamming modern-day anti-Zionism as the “new anti-Semitism.” In his Newsweek article, published Sunday, Rabbi Sacks refers to figures showing how escalating anti-Semitism has left many Jews considering leaving Europe and noted that the phenomenon was quickly spreading to the US, specifically via university campuses.
“Much of the intimidation on campus is stirred by “Israel Apartheid” weeks and the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign against Israel. These have become what Easter was in the Middle Ages, a time for attacks against Jews,” he writes.

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Miri Regev, bored by culture

Israel’s culture minister Miri Regev
insults artists, cultural figures

Middle East Online, 19-6-2015

 
Israel’s culture minister, who has clashed with the country’s artistic elite over accusations of censorship, has further fuelled the dispute by calling some of them “petty bores” and “hypocrites”.
The world of culture is an ungrateful world,” she said in a recorded interview with a women’s magazine which was broadcast Friday on radio. “I say to myself, who am I working for? For a group of ungrateful people who think they know everything, some of them petty bores, hypocrites…”

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The Vatican & the Pharisees

Vatican recognizes ‘Palestinian state’
Press TV, 13-5-2015

 
The Vatican has officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty.
According to the treaty the Holy See switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to the state of Palestine.

On November 29, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly voted to upgrade Palestine’s status at the UN from “non-member observer entity” to “non-member observer state”…
The Vatican welcomed the 193-member assembly’s decision at the time. However, the recent treaty, which still needs to be signed, constitutes an official recognition of the Palestinian state by the Vatican.

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