President Trump in his speech to the Jewish Republican coalition showed his faithfulness to the State of Israel and the Jewish people. He has already declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel; and has supported the annexation of the Golan. He has also cancelled the Nuclear weapons agreement with Iran. In his speech to the Jewish Coalition of the Republican Party he promised to continue to support the Jewish people against Anti-Semitism.
- Israelis go to the polls Tuesday, in Knesset elections largely seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The elections take place under a cloud of possible indictments against the Prime Minister for corruption. A victory would extend Netanyahu’s decade-long reign, and allow him to become the country’s longest-serving Prime Minister this summer.
Right now, it should belong to Israel, because Israel is strong enough to hold it. Or to anyone strong enough to take it away. The Golan, or the Golan Heights as it is more commonly referred to, has been a land of war for countless centuries.
In order to fully understand who should have full administration over the Golan, we must take into account the full history of the region, and weigh any possible dangers to the parties concerned. And we must also ascertain the fact that war has it’s gains and losses. In doing so, we must research the oldest known text on the matter, and to my knowledge, the Holy Bible is the most authorative text. Not the Quran.
- New Zealand is still picking up the pieces after at least 50 people were killed, and another 50 were injured, in Friday’s terror attack, the worst in the country’s history. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spent the weekend visiting grieving family members and the Muslim community. The attacks, on two mosques in Christchurch, have also prompted a debate over gun laws. The Police Association has called for a ban on semi-automatic weapons, and the Prime Minister has pledged, “our gun laws will change.”
- FINLAND: The center-right government unexpectedly fell Friday, ahead of planned elections on April 14. The trigger was Prime Minister Juha Sipila’s failure to pass social and health care reforms. Sipila’s Center Party has trailed the Social Democrats in opinion polls since last May.
- The House of Representatives voted to condemn “anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry” Thursday, in the wake of controversial remarks by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). The vote was 407-23.
- Things have, for the most part, returned to normal, after a tumultuous week between nuclear-armed rivals, India and Pakistan. An Indian pilot was returned from Pakistan Friday, after being shot down over the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday. Now Washington wants to know if an F-16 was used in the dogfight.
- At least four people were killed, and hundreds more were injured, in a wave of violence across Venezuela this weekend. Opposition activists defied President Nicolas Maduro and attempted to bring emergency food and medical supplies into the country from Colombia.
- SYRIA: Israeli fighter planes struck Syrian and Iranian targets late Sunday night and early Monday morning, according to an IDF spokesman. The attack was in retaliation to a missile launched by Iranian forces, which was intercepted by the Iron Dome.
- UNITED KINGDOM: Prime Minister Theresa May will consider amending the Good Friday Agreement, which ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland, as part of her “Plan B” Brexit deal. The plan must be presented to Parliament on Monday.
- GUATEMALA: About 500 Hondurans reached Tecún Umán, on the border of Guatemala and Mexico, as part of a new caravan hoping to reach the U.S. President Trump, meanwhile, continued to demand funding for a wall to keep them out.
- CHINA: Coming as no tremendous surprise to analysts, China announced its economy grew at 6.6% in 2018, the lowest official pace in 28 years. The announcement comes amid Beijing’s ongoing trade dispute with the United States, its largest trading partner.
- CONGO: In a surprise move Thursday, the Southern African Development Community abandoned calls for a recount in the disputed Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election. Their decision to back opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi’s victory indicates a delicate balancing act for the 16-member bloc.
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- Facing the toughest test of his political career, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early elections this week, to take place on April 9. Both his party, Likud, and his current coalition partners hold substantial leads in current polling.
- Netanyahu’s closest rival might be former Chief of the General Staff, Benny Gantz, who formed a new party on Thursday. Resilience, as it is called, remains ideologically ambiguous, but could hypothetically lead a fractured left bloc with fifteen seats.
- Meanwhile, two former ministers in the current government, Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, formed their own party on Friday. The New Right is, in Bennett’s words, “right-wing, no buts and no sort-of’s.”
- Ultimately, the Prime Minister’s real opposition is Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, now expected to wait until after the election to announce any possible indictments against Netanyahu. To do otherwise, Likud hopes, would draw parallels to former FBI Director James Comey.
- For supporters of the Prime Minister, the choice is an easy one, between the State of Israel and the Deep State. The question is not, as Caroline Glick of The Jerusalem Post opines, whether Mandelblit’s decisions will impact Netanyahu’s ability to win the elections, but how they “will impact Netanyahu’s ability to govern in accordance with the will of the voters.”
The news of Christmas day: Lebron James injured in the second half of the game with Golden State. Israel attacks Iranian weapon storehouses in Syria.
Everyone enjoys the fantastic basketball star Lebron James. There is no one in the NBA that compares to him. He is the closest basketball star today to Michael Jordan. Especially exciting is his tremendous ability to leap in the air in defense against other great players on the way to dunk and the way he is able to maneuver to make the dunk himself. Of course he cannot compare to Steven Keri as a three pointer. Lebron today began a new career with the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas day.
In the second half of the game Lebron James was injured his team lost badly to Golden State. Lebron James this week was criticized for making a rude statement in the internet which was publicized about Jews how they are money people. He later apologized. He is known for his sense of humor.
- President Trump announced plans to withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria on Wednesday. The decision apparently came over the objection of his top military advisors, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who announced his resignation the next day.
- The abrupt decision to withdraw alarmed France, worried the Kurds, and delighted Syria and Russia. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck a more measured response, and made clear the withdraw would not affect his country’s involvement in Syria.
- Reactions from within the President’s own party ranged from shock to fury. Sens. Corker (R-TN), Rubio (R-FL), and Graham (R-SC) blasted the decision, and compared it to Obama-era withdrawals. In a letter, they and two Senate Democrats urged the president to reconsider.
- Other Democrats also criticized the decision as “ill-informed and hasty.” Incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi strongly implied the timing of the decision was linked to the sentencing of former Trump advisor, Michael Flynn, who failed to register as a foreign agent of the Turkish government.
- The President’s supporters, on and off Capitol Hill, cheered his announcement, lamenting American troops were sent in the first place. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) wrote that American troops should not be engaged in any country “without legitimate military justification AND proper congressional authorization.”
Six million Jews were slaughtered in the Holocaust by the Fascist Nazi Regime of Hitler and over forty million human beings. According to Wikipedia Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce. Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete and they believe in a complete mobilization society under a totalitarian one party state. Such a state is led by a strong leader a dictator and a martial government composed of members of his governing party to forge national unity and maintain a stable orderly society. Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature and views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means that can achieve national rejuvenation. German Fascism was also racial. Hitler claimed that the German people the Aryan race were supreme. The Holocaust came to teach a lesson to Jews and to mankind.
In the history of the world there have been many dictators who have used their power like Hitler. Hitler may be considered the worst of these evil leaders. In the history of the world there have been political and religious racists that used the type of idealism used by Hitler for the sake of National Unity. There are still movements in the world using this type of racism for the sake of national unity. There are two major types of governments which are dictatorship and democratic.
- FRANCE: Graffiti was removed from the Arc de Triomphe 24 hours after “Yellow Vest” protesters burned cars and left 133 injured in a rebellion against fuel prices that has grown into weeks of civil unrest in the capital.
- MEXICO: Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office as president on Saturday, vowing to see off a “rapacious” elite in a country struggling with corruption, chronic poverty and gang violence on the doorstep of the United States.
- CHINA: The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in their trade dispute. Trump agreed to hold off on plans to raise tariffs. The Chinese agreed to buy a “very substantial amount of agricultural, energy, industrial” and other products from the U.S. to reduce America’s huge trade deficit with China.
- ISRAEL: Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges, adding to a growing collection of legal troubles that have clouded the longtime leader’s prospects for pursuing re-election next year.
- RUSSIA: Russia will deploy new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems on the Crimean peninsula soon. The news comes after Ukraine introduced martial law for 30 days in parts of the country following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian navy vessels off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea Sunday.
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- SAUDI ARABIA: In an interview with The Washington Post late Saturday, President Trump backed down from his assertion that Saudi Arabia’s account of the circumstances surrounding Khashoggi’s death at the country’s Turkish consulate was credible. “Obviously there’s been deception and there’s been lies.“Mexico: A growing caravan of Honduran migrants streamed through southern.
- MEXICO: heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border. They received help at every turn from sympathetic Mexicans.
- GERMANY: According to a Die Welt journalist, Angela Merkel could quit her post at December’s CDU party conference – before taking on another top job in Europe. “Rumours are swirling in Brussels that Merkel could run for the European Commission next year.”
- SPAIN: One African migrant died and three others were injured when around 300 stormed the border fence separating Spanish enclave Melilla from Morocco on Sunday, the local authorities said.
- ENGLAND: 670,000 protestors filled the streets of London, demanding a fresh Brexit referendum. Prime Minister Theresa May will face unhappy members of her own party at a crisis meeting Wednesday.
- JORDAN/ISRAEL: Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Sunday said he has decided not to renew parts of his country’s landmark 1994 peace treaty that allowed Israel to lease two small areas, Baqura and Ghamr, from the Jordanians for 25 years. The leases expire next year, and the deadline for renewing them is Thursday.
- BRAZIL: Tens of thousands of people rallied Sunday in 15 states across Brazil in support of Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing front-runner in next week’s presidential runoff election. Bolsonaro is polling ahead of the leftist Workers’ Party candidate, Fernando Haddad, in the Oct. 28 ballot.