U.S. and Israel quit over UNESCO’s love affair with “Palestine”

U.S. and Israel quit over UNESCO's love affair with Palestine
UNESCO’s decision to admit “Palestine” as a member state in 2011 in breach of UNESCO’s own Constitution has come back to bite UNESCO with a vengeance—with America and Israel both quitting their membership of UNESCO on 31 December 2018.

America’s designated funding of 22% of UNESCO’s annual budget will now have to be met by other member states or UNESCO’s programs severely curtailed.

By David Singer - Monday, January 7, 2019

Horrific! SA farm murder victims mocked by Citizen’s editor

In this video by Willem Petzer we see Daniel Friedman, the editor of the Citizen, who is also a part time comedian, who thought it would be hilarious to do a comedy scene mocking the victims of South African farm attacks and farm murders. This is nauseating and appalling to any decent person and his content is disgustingly horrific. And this from an editor in a mainstream news outlet. Makes one wonder if the 12 year old boy who was drowned in boiling water after seeing his parents brutally murdered would have also found it hilarious. And if other victims who were brutally tortured and murdered would also find it funny. Or if a small child who was dragged through her parents blood by her hair found it funny before she was shot.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Is China a ‘Developing’ Country?

Is China a 'Developing' Country?

One of the largest militaries in the world, space exploration, nuclear power plants and bombs, ICBMs, stealth fighters, aircraft carriers, one of the largest economies, colonizing many places, etc. This is China, a developing country!

As a ‘developing country,’ China is demanding that the USA and other developed countries give China large sums of cash because the USA owes China and other developing countries for historic greenhouse gas contributions.  1

China has called on rich countries to ‘pay their debts’ on climate change at global talks, criticizing developed countries for not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide finance to help poor countries do the same. 2

By Jack Dini - Friday, December 28, 2018

Socialism Can Kill You, But It Won’t Bury You

Socialism Can Kill You, But It Won't Bury You
Venezuela, a failing socialist state, has gifted its people with the sixth minimum wage hike in one year. The 150% increase last week won’t help too much because inflation is up to 1.7 million percent.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Minimum wage hikes don’t help when your currency isn’t worth the cost of the paper it’s printed on. That’s literally true in Venezuela, which has tried switching to an even more worthless cryptocurrency.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, December 28, 2018

Trump must enjoin UN to condemn Hezbollah, UNIFIL and Hamas

Trump must enjoin UN to condemn Hezbollah, UNIFIL and Hamas
President Trump should urgently enjoin the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to condemn Hezbollah (aka Hizballah) and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) following Israel’s discovery of four tunnels dug from Lebanon into Israel.

Trump signed the Sanctioning the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act (“HR 3342”) into law on 21 December demanding sanctions against Hamas and Hizballah personnel—foreign terrorist organizations proscribed under 8 U.S.C. 1189.

By David Singer - Monday, December 24, 2018

The United States Decision to Withdraw Forces from Syria: Significance for Israel

The United States Decision to Withdraw Forces from Syria: Significance for Israel
For the United States, which still has interests in the Middle East, a hasty withdrawal of forces from Syria weakens its influence on processes in the region and limits its room to maneuver in the face of existing challenges. The US administration leaves its allies with question marks regarding US ability to back their policies, and at the same time, heightens Iran’s motivation to strengthen its grip and influence in the area. Israel remains alone in its campaign against Iranian entrenchment in Syria, and at most will receive political backing from the United States in the context of this struggle.

By INSS Eldad Shavit, Udi Dekel- Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Sympathy for Palestinians Wrapped in Lies

Free speech should be protected and I applaud the Irish newspaper, Southern Star, for having the commitment to allow all views to be expressed in its columns, including its Readers Letters.

But one thing should be required of its readers. That is to think and question dubious allegations that are frequently expressed in its columns, particularly those attacking Israel and dressed up with emotional imagery.

By Barry Shaw - Sunday, December 23, 2018

Pros and Cons of Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria

Pros and Cons of Trump's decision to pull out of Syria
President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement Wednesday that he is removing U.S. forces from Syria shocked many. But it shouldn’t have come as a surprise, because the move is consistent with key aspects of Trump’s military and foreign policy.

Trump promised to bring the 2,000 U.S. Special Forces home from Syria in April. When his announcement sparked opposition from the Pentagon and from key allies, Trump said that he would give the Pentagon six months to complete its mission to defeat so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) forces in Syria.

By Caroline Glick - Sunday, December 23, 2018

Israel Exposes Hezbollah Terror Tunnel Infiltration Plan at the UN

Israel Exposes Hezbollah Terror Tunnel Infiltration Plan at the UN
The United Nations Security Council held a special session on Wednesday, requested by the United States and Israel, to discuss Hezbollah’s underground attack tunnels that penetrated the Blue Line, the border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel. The tunnels were recently discovered by the Israeli Defense Force. The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) independently verified the presence of the tunnels, two of which it said had crossed the Blue Line into Israel.  UNIFIL confirmed that these tunnels violated Security Council Resolution 1701, which the Security Council had unanimously agreed upon in 2006 after the 34-day Second Lebanon war. Briefing the Security Council, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the UN Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, said, “While the tunnels do not appear thus far to have exit points on the Israeli side, they are a serious violation of resolution 1701.” Fortunately, Israel discovered the tunnels in time before Hezbollah was able to create an opening on the Israeli side of the Blue Line and send their terrorist forces into Israeli towns to kill or kidnap innocent Israeli civilians and take over parts of the Galilee.

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Saturday, December 22, 2018

Walls Save Lives. Israel Has Proof

Walls Save Lives. Israel Has Proof
A huge political row is going on in America over a security wall between the United States and Mexico.

The President wants to stop the flow of illegal immigrants, drugs, criminals, and terrorists into America.

The Democrats are vehemently against it. They say it’s too costly and it doesn’t work.

By Barry Shaw - Saturday, December 22, 2018

U.S. base in Poland flashes continual hands-off signal to Putin!

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the 1950s, NATO war planners pondered how to defend the nascent alliance against the Soviet war machine.  On paper, the magnitude of the threat looked overwhelming. 

War-gaming showed that British and U.S. forces would be unable to stop a Soviet incursion in the east.  The best option: consolidate our forces at the beaches at Normandy, where the Allies had first come ashore in 1944 and strengthen their position as much as possible before the Soviet troops arrived.  Then… hold on.

By James Jay Carafano - Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Escalation in the West Bank: The Need for a Change in Israeli Strategy and Policy

The Escalation in the West Bank: The Need for a Change in Israeli Strategy and Policy
A recent wave of terrorist attacks in the West Bank and East Jerusalem featured modes of action familiar from the past: shooting from passing vehicles, infiltration of a Jewish settlement, stabbing, and car-ramming. These latest incidents brought the number of Israelis killed in terror attacks in the past year to 13. Shooting attacks on the roads, particularly from passing vehicles, have proven to be the most effective in terms of causing casualties, and also provide the cell launching the attack the greatest chances of survival. The two shooting incidents, which were the most serious attacks in this wave, are attributed to the Hamas infrastructure in the Ramallah area.

By INSS -- Kobi Michael, Udi Dekel- Wednesday, December 19, 2018

U.S. Rightly Rejects UN Global Compact on Refugees

U.S. Rightly Rejects UN Global Compact on Refugees
The United Nations General Assembly affirmed what is called the “Global Compact on Refugees” on Monday. There were 181 UN member states voting in favor of approving the compact, with the United States and Hungary voting against and the Dominican Republic, Eritrea and Libya abstaining.  This week, the General Assembly is also scheduled to vote and approve, by a somewhat smaller margin, a separate global migration pact formally known as the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. This compact was already adopted by 164 states at an international inter-governmental conference last week in Marrakech, Morocco. The United States opposes this compact as well.

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Wednesday, December 19, 2018

UN hit list can bypass Congress and fund Trump border wall

UN hit list can bypass Congress and fund Trump border wall
21 Nations that received almost $14 billion in US foreign aid in 2017 could become the key to unlocking the White House confrontation between President Trump and Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over their refusal to commit the Democrats to authorizing Congress to commit $5 billion immediately towards the construction of Trump’s border wall to prevent illegal immigration into America.

By David Singer - Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Iran’s Cyber influence Campaign against the United States, and Implications for Israel’s

In recent months, the increasingly tense relations between Tehran and Washington have been manifested again in cyberspace. Over the past six months, cyber security firms and technology companies have exposed extensive Iranian cognitive-related activity in cyberspace aimed primarily at the US public. Fire-Eye Ltd., a cyber security company, issued a warning about many fake news sites and profiles on Facebook and Twitter that in its assessment were operated by the Iranian regime as part of its cyber influence campaign. Cyber influence efforts were also exposed by Twitter, which posted one million Tweets generated by fake accounts; Facebook, too, announced it had deleted dozens of fake profiles.

These revelations come on the heels of other warnings regarding Iranian activity in cyberspace appearing in annual summaries published in November 2018 by Fire-Eye and Fortinet, another cyber security outfit, and a current study released by the US think tank Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. These publications all describe Iran as an increasingly aggressive player in cyberspace.

By INSS -- Itay Haiminis- Monday, December 17, 2018