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    Barack Backhands Bibi
    Dec27

    Barack Backhands Bibi

    Did the community organizer from Harvard Law just deliver some personal payback to the IDF commando? So it would seem. By abstaining on that Security Council resolution declaring Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem illegal and invalid, raged Bibi Netanyahu, President Obama “failed to protect Israel in this gang-up at the UN,...

    4 big international stories of 2016
    Dec27

    4 big international stories of 2016

    In this presidential election year, international issues sometimes took a backseat. But violence continued in the Middle East and Ukraine, and populism continued to gain strength in Europe. And by mid-summer, talk of Russia started to dominate… …read more Source: The...

    The weakening grip of sanctions on Russia: Rosneft’s latest deal
    Dec27

    The weakening grip of sanctions on Russia: Rosneft’s latest deal

    Russia’s Rosneft is one of the largest oil companies in the world, and no stranger to controversy. On Dec. 8, Qatar’s Investment Authority (QIA), through Swiss commodity trading company Glencore, agreed to acquire a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft for… …read more Source: The...

    Biden Denies Lobbying Foreign Leaders to Back Anti-Israel U.N. Resolution
    Dec27

    Biden Denies Lobbying Foreign Leaders to Back Anti-Israel U.N. Resolution

    Vice President Joe Biden is denying accusations that he personally lobbied foreign leaders to vote in favor of a hotly contested anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations last week that has brought U.S.-Israel relations to an all time low, according to sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the matter. Insiders familiar with the...

    Maidan Year Three: Welcome to Ukraine’s Revolutionary Cafe
    Dec27

    Maidan Year Three: Welcome to Ukraine’s Revolutionary Cafe

    A few blocks from Kyiv’s bleak and imposing Stalinist-style Maidan square lies a nondescript alleyway. Passing through a gate, one arrives at Ukraine’s revolutionary café, Bar Baraban, which played a key role in protests resulting in the eventual toppling of the unpopular government of Viktor Yanukovych. Three years ago, as the...

    Israel begins punishing countries who supported U.N. resolution
    Dec27

    Israel begins punishing countries who supported U.N. resolution

    Israel is suspending diplomatic ties with nations that supported the controversial United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, condemning Israeli settlements on land claimed by Palestine. Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, defended the response with Jake Tapper on CNN: Israeli ambassador to US: “Israel’s enemies...

    Israel has reportedly suspended ties with 12 UN Security Council nations
    Dec26

    Israel has reportedly suspended ties with 12 UN Security Council nations

    Thomson ReutersIsrael’s Foreign Ministry has reportedly suspended all working ties with 12 of the UN Security Council countries that voted to pass a resolution urging Israel to halt building settlements on occupied Palestinian land. The move came at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request, one day after he summoned 10 of the...

    Report: Joe Biden Convinced Ukraine to Vote for Anti-Israel UN Resolution
    Dec26

    Report: Joe Biden Convinced Ukraine to Vote for Anti-Israel UN Resolution

    Ukraine’s decision to vote in favor of the resolution appears to demonstrate the extent to which US President Barack Obama was behind the decision. …read more Source:...

    Newt Gingrich blasts Putin for U.N. vote against Israel
    Dec26

    Newt Gingrich blasts Putin for U.N. vote against Israel

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was one of the few Trump allies to note the 800-pound gorilla in the room with respect to the UN vote about Israeli settlements: the vote Putin and Russia cast in favor of the resolution. The vote tossed the Christmas season into a conflagration of controversy as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

    Does Trump’s idolization of Putin extend to how he’ll treat the free press as president?
    Dec26

    Does Trump’s idolization of Putin extend to how he’ll treat the free press as president?

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued its annual report this month. At least 48 journalists were killed in relation to their work, compared with 72 in 2015, the group said in an annual report. The group suggested that the final figures for 2016 could change, because it was still investigating the deaths of 27 journalists to determine...