|17 days left for Obama: Barack to
give farewell speech on Jan 10
to offer ´some thoughts´
|Daily Express [UK], by Staff Original Article|
|Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/2/2017 10:38:52 AM Post Reply|
|He will reflect on his time in office and say thank you to his supporters, an email statement said today. Obama, noting that the first president of the United States, George Washington, had penned a farewell address in 1796, said he would deliver his speech in his hometown of Chicago. "I´m thinking about (the remarks) as a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you´ve changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here," he said. Republican Donald Trump will be sworn in|
WATCH: Israeli Ambassador Reveals ‘Crisis’ with Obama Administration
Israel’s ambassador to the US discusses the conflict between the Netanyahu government and the Obama administration, which became clearer than ever over the past couple of weeks.
Israel faced a crisis over the issue of “settlements” already three months into the Obama administration, Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer told reporters.
According to Dermer, Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech to the State Department, defending the US absention from the anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution, could been made years ago, as there has been no change in American policy since Obama took office.
In this interview, Dermer is asked: Do settlements make it impossible to make peace? Why does Israel not divulge its “ironclad evidence” that the US orchestrated the resolution? Can President-elect Donald Trump be seen by both sides as a neutral borker? What is your opinion about David Friedman, Trump’s choice as US ambassdor to Israel, who said he opposes a two-state solution?
The year 2016 saw outrageous instances of Palestinian incitement to terrorism, which was also popularized on social media.
The anti-Israel United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution that was passed a week ago condemned “all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror, as well as all acts of provocation, incitement and destruction.” That language was promptly violated by Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority, when it published an image on its official Facebook page depicting a knife dripping with blood with captions thanking the countries that voted for the resolution—suggesting that it took the resolution’s success as a license to encourage terror attacks.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been obligated to fight both terrorism and violent incitement since it agreed to the Oslo Accords in 1993. But it has failed to seriously address either issue over the past 23 years, and instead has often engaged in or encouraged them.
Shalem College Provost Dan Polisar observed last year in Mosaic Magazine that numerous public opinion surveys reveal the extent to which “Palestinian perpetrators of violence reflect and are acting on the basis of views widely held in their society.” An April poll found that 60 percent of Palestinians now approve of “armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel,” likely in no small part due to the rhetoric of Palestinian leaders.
2016 was no exception. Picking up where they left off last year, high-ranking Palestinian officials have engaged in outrageous instances of incitement.
1. Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu al-Einein, a top advisor to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, told a Palestinian website in June, “If you ask me my blunt position, I would say — every place you find an Israeli, slit his throat.” A few days later, 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah broke into the home of 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel and stabbed her to death in her bed.
3. In conjunction with the Fatah party conference, official PA television repeatedly broadcast a song called “Long Live Fatah Men,” which include the lyrics, “Slice open the enemy’s chest, slice it.”
4. Almost immediately after US Army veteran and graduate student Taylor Force was stabbed to death by a Palestinian in March, Fatah’s official Facebook page praised Force’s killer as “a heroic martyr.” The killer was also called a “Shahid,” or Islamic martyr, on official PA television, while his victims were called “settlers.”
5. Such pro-terror attitudes start at the top. In September, Abbas himself hailed a Jordanian who attempted to stab an Israeli soldier as a “martyr.”
6. When pressed to condemn stabbings, shootings and car rammings against Israeli civilians, Abbas repeatedly refused.
7.Abbas publicly received the families of terrorists, whom he called “martyrs,” just hours after three terrorists killed 19-year-old policewoman Hadar Cohen in February. Fatah’s official Facebook page called the three assailants who killed Cohen “role models.”
Abbas hopes to have the Palestinian Authority’s status in the UN upgraded to full-fledged statehood.
Chairman of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mahmoud Abbas called upon the international community on Saturday night to collectively recognize a state of Palestine in 2017.
“We are calling for 2017 to be the year of international recognition of the State of Palestine because more recognitions will strengthen the possibility of achieving a two-state solution and real peace,” Abbas stated, speaking from his headquarters in Ramallah.
Although 136 countries have unilaterally recognized a state of Palestine, the UN body has only gone as far as upgrading the PA’s status to a non-member observer state back in 2012. The Vatican is the only other entity in the UN that has a similar status.
“I say to you that settlements on the land of the occupied State of Palestine are on their way out,” Abbas insisted. “We secured a historic UN Security Council resolution, which said that any changes since 1967 to the demographic composition or land of the State of Palestine including East Jerusalem are unacceptable.”
The UN Security Council resolution, which condemns all Israeli presence in territory won by Israel from Jordan during the Six-Day War in 1967, was able to pass unanimously after the Obama Administration elected to abstain instead of exercising the US’s automatic veto power.
By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News
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I recall Ronald Reagan telling the joke where a fella was running for office in a rural area that was predominantly democrat. The fella stood atop a pile of manure and had mentioned how he's never campaigned before - from the democrat platform! [*]
Well, that pile of CRAP has gotten even HIGHER - when Obama and his assistant, the Iranian born Valerie Jarrett, said that there's NEVER been a single scandal during Barack Insane Obama's presidency.
Hmmm... Right off the bat, in Phillie in Nov 2008 - The militant hate group, the Black Panthers used voter-intimidation tactics, including the killing of "white babies", to frighten voters away from the predominantly republican precinct. The monent Obama was Inaugurated - he had his henchman Eric Holder fire the investigator and made the evidence and the charges DISAPPEAR.
> Then theres FAST & FURIOUS...Part One: Where the Obama admn, again, under his AG, Eric Holder, sold weapons...which the Admn had purchased from AMERICAN gun stores and sold them to the Mexican drug cartels. Many INNOCENT bystanders were slaghtered because of it.
Obama used Executive "Privilege" to obstruct Congress from even starting any criminal invesitgation against his top gangsta, Eric Holder. And those are just TWO SCANDALS alone that had occurred EARLY in his First Term. I CAN go on!
Obama and Jarrett are nothing more than LYING @$$ B*TCHES!
Thus starts the democrats' new year.
Obie's scandals began before he even became POTUS. Remember Anita MonCrief?? ...the ACORN whistleblower about the delegate scandal at Houston in the 2008 election cycle. The powers that be persisted in sweeping it under the rug though. She had the smoking gun... but wouldn't be heard under any circumstances. The experience converted her from ACORN to TRUE THE VOTE.
Good point, Larry. That was the intention w/ my initial post: So that others...like yourself...would post the MANY scandals there are...and have been...as well..
"The powers that be persisted in sweeping it under the rug."
Okay, two points: 1. If the masses had realized just how deeply the media was directly involved with, and actually a key part OF the Democrat Party; and, 2. Had there been a GOP candidate w/ the SPINE to stand up AGAINST the Leftists' sh*t-storm w/ out folding like a house of cards, every friggin time by playing that bllsht "We-want-the-same-things-the-Ds-do!" pc game - imo, we could have at least won in 2012.
I do recall an interivew, right after Obama won in 2008, between Rose and Brokaw, where they admitted not knowing very much about BHObama - except that BO had two "auto"biographies - and had (SUPPOSABLY, imo) went to Harvard.
YET, none of the msm ecer challenged Obama on anything! Obama has yet to show his academic records! Their claims to ingorance was intentional, imo. What they didn't "know" wouldn't hurt the Ds chances.
the word Harvard should be a pejorative. A sane electorate would consider it alone on a resume' a disqualifier. Just his name shoulda been enough to reject at the voting booth given the era's circumstances. ...reasonable doubt
..but then, when was the last time the electorate was sane.
Yeah! Especially his student ID that clearly states Foreign exchange student- Indonesia Unless of course that was propaganda... me thinks it was real!hhhmmm?
Great News from Ning today!!
The new CEO of Ning (our web host) posted a nice long list of all of the upgrades and other issues that will be fixed!ASAP!
Remember that beautiful website Kos and I built about 3 years ago? We had a fundraiser to pay all the different techs and designers involved... Well that was built on a 3.0 platform- we are currently on a 2.0. The problem was in the migration of information and members to the new site... well Ning has said they will begin migrations to 3.0's again soon! That is the best news in a long time... So we will/may be able to utilize that beautiful upgraded site!!!
Anyway, the long and the short is we will be around a while longer...
Probably prepare for the costs up front- I will be putting up a new Fundraiser...
Hope this news excites you -knowing we will have all the new bells and whistles you see on other sites! A more user friendly site!
PS. I think I made this sound as though this is going to happen asap, when in reality it is going to be awhile for them to re-code the 3.0's and get rid of the big bugs! I will keep you posted!!! Thanks...