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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Temple Mount, a Christian Holy Place


EU UNESCO draft disregards Jewish connection to Temple Mount
Itamar Eichner, YNet News, 15.07.2016

 
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem is fuming over a draft decision distributed on Thursday by representatives of the European Union at meetings of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Istanbul on the subject of the Israeli capital’s Old City that completely ignores the Jewish connection to the site.
The proposal is an alternative to the Jordanian-Palestinian one announced earlier this week.
The Europeans distributed a document that allegedly partially softens this draft but still completely accepts the Palestinian narrative that the site that includes the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a site holy to Muslims alone.

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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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Rand Paul: What you might not know

Rand Paul slams GOP foreign policy Hawks
“Every time we’ve toppled a secular strongman,
we’ve gotten chaos and the rise of radical Islam”

By James Hohmann, Politico 18-4-2015

 
Rand Paul ripped into his hawkish rivals for the Republican nomination Saturday, suggesting that problems in the Middle East would actually be worse under them than President Barack Obama:
“There’s a group of folks in our party who would have troops in six countries right now — maybe more…” “This is something that will separate me from many other Republicans…
The other Republicans will criticize Hillary Clinton and the president for their foreign policy, but they would have done the same thing – just 10 times over!”

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Are Jewish Idolators Fools?

Joshua Sobol derides Jewish idolators as ‘fools’
By Marissa Newman, Times of Israel, 9-3-2015

 
The Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol on Monday derided “mezuzah-kissing” Jews as “fools”.
The remarks came in defense of Israeli painter and political pundit Yair Garbuz, who caused an uproar for saying two days ago at a rally in Tel Aviv that “amulet kissers and pagan worshipers” are controlling the country.

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