http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0413/russian_human_rights_violators.php3 US bracing for more Russian blowback after taking action against 18 more human rights violators The Obama administration, acting in accordance with a law passed by Congress last year that roiled US-Russia relations, named 18 Russian officials Friday who will face visa bans and a US assets freeze as a result of alleged […]
2013.04.13 (Matani, Pakistan) – Women are among nine killed when Mujahideen bomb a passenger bus.
2013.04.12 (Karachi, Pakistan) – A Shia religious scholar is murdered by Sunni rivals from the Ahl-e-Sunnat wal Jamaat terror group.
2013.04.12 (Kidal, Mali) – At least three people are killed by a suicide bomber.
2013.04.12 (Kanaan, Iraq) – Mujahideen detonate two bombs at a Sunni mosque, leaving a dozen worshippers dead.
2013.04.11 (Homs, Syria) – Six children, including a baby, are among twenty people executed by Hezbollah.
2013.04.11 (Sindh, Pakistan) – The Tehreek-e-Taliban assassinate a secular politician.
http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2013/04/13/gosnellgate/?print=1 Conor Friedersdorf has written an excellent article in the Atlantic on the extraordinary case of 72-year-old abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell titled, “Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story .” For those who have missed it — and given Friedersdorf’s title apparently many have — Gosnell is a doctor who regularly performed late-term […]
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/11/editorial-chamber-horrors/ By his own lawyer’s count, Kermit Gosnell, a 72-year-old doctor in West Philadelphia, Pa., performed more than 16,000 abortions over the course of 31 years. Dr. Gosnell has an attorney explaining his work because he is busy being tried for murder over seven of those abortions and the death of one prospective mother. Karnamaya […]
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/12/another-dim-bulb-for-energy/ President Obama’s nomination of Ernest Moniz for secretary of energy seemed at first to offer some promise for the hapless department. In the wake of Steven “Solyndra” Chu’s departure, Mr. Moniz’s nomination caused immediate worry among the radical green crowd for his support of nuclear power and the game-changing energy development of hydraulic fracturing, […]
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ Somewhere toward the end of “A Few Good Men” comes the only scene from the movie that anyone actually remembers. It’s the one where Jack Nicholson in a uniform begins chewing the scenery and turns a dreary Aaron Sorkin adaptation of an Aaron Sorkin play into a memorable movie while inflicting Sorkin on the […]
JORDAN HAD A GO AT “ADMINISTERING HOLY SITES IN JERUSALEM”….AFTER THE 1949 HUDNA (ARABIC FOR TEMPORARY AND STRATEGIC CEASE FIRE) THE JEWISH HOLY SITES WERE TRASHED, DESTROYED AND DESECRATED. JEWS FROM ALL COUNTRIES WERE BARRED AND CHRISTIAN TOURISTS HAD TO PRESENT BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATES TO ENTER THE AREA….THE JEWISH QUARTER, ANCIENT SYNAGOGUES WERE DESTROYED, GRAVESTONES WERE USED TO BUILD LATRINES FOR THE JORDANIAN ARMY…..UNTIL ISRAEL LIBERATED AND UNIFIED AND RESTORED JERUSALEM IN 1967…..READ ABOUT THE PA’S TREATMENT OF JERICHO AND JOSEPH’S TOMB SO CRAVENLY SURRENDERED TO THE ARABS FOR A GLIMPSE AT HOW ARAB “ADMINISTRATION” OF JEWISH HOLY SITES WORKS…..RSK
The decades of failed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations aren’t due merely to the conflicts over borders, blockades, settlements, outposts, land resources or the construction in East Jerusalem. The failure can only be attributed to three widely-ignored “elephants in the room” that have prevented the Palestinian and Israeli leadership from signing any final peace treaty.
The first elephant is that the Palestinian leadership, as with most Arab leaders, does not want a Jewish state to even exist; the second is the 1so-called Right of Return clause that is the peaceful solution to eliminate the Jewish State; and the third is quietly hiding in the corner of the room pretending that he has no reason to be there…that elephant is King Abdullah II of Jordan.
With this in mind, President Obama’s recent trip to Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman may be viewed as an effort to bring King Abdullah II into future negotiations with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas. Therefore, an agreement that was signed by Abbas and Abdullah shortly after Obama’s visit may well be a symbol of a tacit alliance by which each boasts the other’s status before going into any future peace talks.
It’s also important to note that both these leaders have lost considerable political power with their respective peoples and the void is being filled by clan leadership.
Their agreement, signed on March 31, affirms King Abdullah II as the “Custodian of the holy sites in Jerusalem” and that “he has the right to exert all legal efforts to preserve them, especially Al-Aqsa Mosque.” It is obvious that this alliance coordinates their efforts to defend Jerusalem against the Judaization of the city.
Looking back in history, this agreement can be seen as the conclusion of a verbal agreement made in 1924 that had given the Hashemite Monarchy custodianship over Jerusalem’s holy sites, but the signing was timed as a symbol right after President Obama’s trip.
Oraib Rintawi, head of the Al-Quds Centre for Political Studies, said the deal also supports the 1994 Jordanian-Israeli treaty whereby Jordan became administrator of the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem through its Ministry of Awaqf and Religious Affairs.
http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2013/04/choosing_life_in_israel_a_review.html Choosing Life in Israel, by P. David Hornik (a columnist at Frontpage Magazine, a contributor to PJ Media, American Spectator, and elsewhere), is a collection of essays vividly describing the author’s life in Israel with all its attendant regional whiplashes. Its trajectory veers like a roller coaster ride from the wildly delicious to the […]
http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2013/04/in_the_shadow_of_lady_liberty.html was a gorgeous day, with a shiny sun, clear cerulean sky and no wind and temperatures in the comfortable mid-50s. A dozen of us came from various boroughs to represent the millions who feel strongly that myriads of unvetted, undocumented, below-the-radar Hispanics from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and elsewhere in the isthmus have no business […]
http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2013/04/boola_boola_save_your_moolah.html If you’re like me, your college alumni association floods your inbox with email invitations to contribute, often adding invites to football games and lectures by famous alums or popular professors. Except for the moment when an appeal made directly by an administrator turned out to be a multi-page swoon over Obama, most of these […]