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JJan. 23, 2017, Vol. 25, No. 16
Report: Trump to Announce Embassy Move to
DEBKAfile, VOA News, AFP,
House announced Sunday night “the beginning stages” of discussing the move of
the US Embassy in
According to a Sunday Channel 2 report, an official within the new administration has stated that Trump will announce the embassy move on Monday. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed Sunday that the Trump administration was considering the matter at this time, but said consideration of the subject had only just begun. "We are at the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject," Spicer told AFP.
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened the weekly Cabinet meeting in
“Radical Islamic terrorism” appeared to be a swipe at Netanyahu’s old White House rival, former President Barack Obama, who refused to use the term. The Israeli leader sees militant Islam as a mutual threat to both to the Jewish state and the West, but Obama sought to separate it from the Palestinian issue, which he saw as a legitimate quest for freedom. It was one of many issues on which the two leaders disagreed.
are many issues before us including the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the situation
also hopes to turn the page on another sore spot with the Obama administration;
Jewish settlements in the West Bank and
U.S.-Israel relations plunged to a new low when, in the last days of the Obama presidency, America allowed a tough resolution condemning the settlements to pass in the U.N. Security Council, by abstaining on the vote instead of using its veto as it has traditionally done in the past.
Netanyahu was furious, accusing Obama of a “shameful act” in collusion with the Palestinians. But the former president defended the move, saying the settlements are an obstacle to peace that is destroying the prospects of a two-state solution.
been through eight tough years with Obama pressuring to freeze construction,”
said Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. “I hope that era is over and now we can build
indications that the Trump administration will be more sympathetic to the
settlements than its predecessor. For instance,
Trump’s choice for U.S. Ambassador to
targeting specifically Jerusalem, they [the Israelis] are making use of the
statements during the Trump elections campaign about recognizing Jerusalem as
the capital of Israel and therefore legalizing Israel’s illegal annexation of
Jerusalem in order to expand its settlement activities,” Palestinian legislator
Hanan Ashrawi told Reuters. “[This] would bisect the
the U.S. Embassy to
he will soon discuss with Trump how to counter the threat of an Iranian regime
that calls for
Meanwhile, talks are underway to schedule a first meeting between Trump and Netanyahu. The leaders are expected to speak by phone Sunday, and Netanyahu said he would raise the issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Iranian nuclear deal in their conversation.
of Israeli public figures congratulated Trump on beginning his term as
president. President Reuven Rivlin wrote him a letter, saying, among other
things: "Mr. President, as a long-standing friend of the State of Israel, you
now stand as leader of the free world, and of
Ramallah, the congratulatory notes were accompanied by warnings. A statement
issued by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' office said that the
Palestinian leadership looked forward to working together with the Trump
administration to achieve "peace, security and stability," in the region, but
Abbas then warned of the consequences of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat expressed hope that the new
Friedman, who is Trump's pick for Israel Ambassador, has not yet been approved
by the Senate, but is set to arrive in Israel at the end of February to begin
his new job. Irrespective of whether or not the US Embassy will actually be
Trump promised several times during his election campaign that he would move the
US Embassy from Tel Aviv to
Trump Inauguration Rabbi Attacked with anti-Semitic Hate Speech
JTA & The
The Anti Defamation League said Sunday that it was "outraged and saddened by the anti-Semitism leveled at Rabbi Marvin Hier" after the blessing he delivered at the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday.
the dean and founder of the
“For Jew haters, it was a perfect storm,” the Wiesenthal Center’s associate dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper told The Jerusalem Post Sunday, noting that IT staff working for his center alone had removed hundreds of anti-Semitic messages.
inauguration day. U talk alot. Give too much hope in
“Obviously a lot of people who don’t like Jews had a tough time seeing a Jew stand up proudly before the world,” Cooper said.” To have a Jew wearing a kippa on an international stage and a declared and well-known Zionist - from the far left to the far right a lot of people were very angry.”
"The first person to speak after the President was this goblin, casting his jew spells pic.twitter.com/cEiYKp8hen— Neil Bridewell (@neilbridewell) January 20, 2017
“It’s the world we live in today in which social media allows anyone to make such verbal attacks… we can expect to see more of this, and not just against Jews” Cooper added.
Speaking on behalf of Rabbi Hier, who was on a flight Sunday morning, Rabbi Cooper highlighted that, face-to-face, people of all origins, faiths and backgrounds approached Hier to thank him and encourage him. “There’s the real world and there’s the virtual world and overall it was quite a moment. It was a very special moment, a very proud moment,” he said. “I’m absolutely certain it’s the first time that Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) was referred to at an inauguration. “
Hier was the first Orthodox rabbi ever to give a benediction at an American president’s inauguration, and the first rabbi to do so since 1985, when Reform Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin gave a blessing at Ronald Reagan's inauguration.
opened his speech by saying, "Eternal God, bless President Donald J. Trump, and
participation in the ceremony was protested in change.org petition posted by a
Israeli Health Ministry: Don't Buy Coffee from Cafes
In a statement, the ministry said that in half of the machines already checked, "higher than permitted" lead concentrations of 10ppb-20ppb have been detected. Lead content of up to 10ppb is considered to be safe.
According to Channel 2, the Health Ministry has ordered samples to be taken from all industrial coffee machines suspected of having lead. The models which have excess lead residue are Israeli-made La Favorita and Italian-made Binki coffee machines. However, there may be other models not yet named.
The Health Ministry also said it was launching nationwide recalls and tests in cooperation with the Economy Ministry. They warned the investigation may take a month or more, and emphasized that in the meantime, industrial-grade coffee machines should be avoided. The Health Ministry especially recommends pregnant women avoid using industrial coffee machines until further notice.
"It should be noted that there is no immediate danger. However, during the test period and as a precaution, the Health Ministry recommends, as much as possible, to reduce coffee drinking from industrial machines — until the test results come back, where possible," the Health Ministry said.
Excess exposure to lead can cause various health problems. These include heart, blood vessel, blood pressure, and kidney problems, as well as fertility issues. In addition, lead can cause retardation in children and the unborn.
The Holocaust and Hitler's Third Reich in
The Holocaust and Hitler's Third Reich in Hollywood Cartoons
Donald Duck: Der Fuehrer's Face https://youtu.be/bn20oXFrxxg
Cubby Bear: https://youtu.be/8Tu1fkiPW1M
The Ducktators: https://youtu.be/KsBG34TSJJ4
Daffy Duck, The Commando https://youtu.be/xFdG8lZ4PJw
Bugs Bunny, Herr Meets Hare: https://youtu.be/2CHGG4grTZA
Donald Duck: Commando Duck: https://youtu.be/IWAf3dQxAfQ
3 Little Pigs: Blitz Wolf: https://youtu.be/6f8STwtqdeg
Popeye: Spinach fer Britain https://youtu.be/c7WYKJaCrg8
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YOU SAY YOU WANT CHANGE?
By Frances Bernay-Cohen
I can't speak for you, but my grandparents came to the United States to find a refuge from "change." They came to The United States where their basic freedoms were guaranteed by the Constitution; where they could build a future on this solid ground.
Whether our forefathers and forI'm sure you will find some truth in this song.
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Paradise Regained, Paradise Lost
By Don Canaan (Commentary)
This year marked the 34th anniversary of the return of the Sinai by Israel to Egypt--a day of mourning by many of the 2,000 settlers who settled and later were forcibly evacuated by Israeli authorities under the command of Ariel Sharon, from the seaside city of Yamit on the Mediterranean.
Yamit was former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's dream--a projected seaport and city of 250,000 founded on the Sinai sand dunes overlooking date palm trees and the blue Mediterranean--a populated buffer between the Gaza Strip and Egypt on the other side of the Suez Canal.
Some alternate historians say Moses and the children of Israel passed near the site of Yamit 3,500 years ago as they wandered for 40 years through the Sinai Desert on their way to the proverbial land of milk and honey.
Since April 25, 1982 only the whine of the desert wind weaves its currents through the crevices of destroyed homes, businesses and monument--a memorial to the young men who died during the 1967 Six Day war.
Christians, Jews and Muslims died during three Arab-Israeli wars and battles that took place in the Sinai in 1956, 1967 and 1973--Egyptian and Israeli--young people who fought and died in that desolate, forsaken desert wasteland.
The modern-day chariot carrying Egyptian President Mohammed Anwar al-Sadat hugged the intermittently green coastline of Sinai on its historic mission to Jerusalem. Israelis glancing upward into the clear night sky saw merely a jet banking gently to the northwest.
Official Israeli government policy was that the settlers had to be removed and the army came and forcibly removed the remaining diehard residents. The Jerusalem Post described the scene: Apocalypse had arrived in Yamit and in the dust and noise and destruction one could wander freely. Dozens of bulldozers and giant mobile air hammers were loose in the city like a pack of predatory beasts."
April 25, 20011 marked the 29th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from Yamit and Sinai and a cold peace between long-term enemies.
That gift of peace silently glided overhead as the Sabbath disappeared and the stars appeared. At 8:01 p.m. Sadat's jetliner landed at Ben-Gurion Airport and the first minutes of a then potential peace came to the Middle East.
Old enemies became new friends. The crowds roared its approval when Sadat shook hands with Moshe Dayan. A person standing nearby, according to the Jerusalem Post, said Sadat told Dayan, "Don't worry Moshe, it will be all right."
The peace treaty between the two nations was signed on March 26, 1979 and on April 25, 1982; the events that had started on a November day at Camp David came to fruition. Sinai was returned to Egypt. Yamit was bulldozed to the ground. But Anwar Sadat did not live to see that day. He had been assassinated seven months before.
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