“The move, first reported in the New York Times, would create a committee tasked with reviewing US aid to the international bodies and programs.”
This is welcome and long overdue in my opinion. But will he go through with it?
“A bill introduced by Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers earlier this month calls on the US to “terminate” its membership in the United Nations and effectively sever all ties with the organization.
The bill, titled the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017, was proposed on January 3. It is cosponsored by a handful of Republican lawmakers, including North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, Missouri Rep. Jason Smith, Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, Tennessee Rep. John Duncan Jr., and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz.”
This too is very welcome and also long overdue but will the Americans go through with it? I think it is just political posturing.
“Source says State Department has notified Ramallah the funds will not be immediately available, while it examines the transfer.”
More good news. Lets hope the Trump administration can prevent this transfer. This money will simply go to terrorists and their families if it is not stopped.
“WASHINGTON—The human consequences of implementing the recent United Nations resolution about Israel would be devastating, say American representatives of Israeli schools, synagogues and other institutions in parts of Jerusalem that Israel captured in 1967.”
“The Israeli Defense Ministry just completed a series of week-long tests on the David’s Sling missile defense system. During the trials that were conducted in order to test the new additions on David’s Sling, the system intercepted a rocket that was fired in its direction.”
“The system against short- to medium-range rockets is due to be ready for service soon.”
Interesting that two of Israel’s missile defense systems complete tests at about the same time. Perhaps coincidence, perhaps planned…perhaps being rushed into service for some reason? Keep in mind now that Trump is power the whole idea of attacking Iran is open.
“US President Donald Trump said Thursday that it was “too early” to discuss moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a potentially politically fraught plan that has been welcomed by Israel’s government and sparked threats from the Palestinians and parts of the Arab world.”
This is disappointing that he appears to be backing down already. This WAS high priority now on the back burner. Why? Does Israel not really want this?
“A former Fatah terrorist told Breitbart Jerusalem that the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Fatah’s so-called military wing, may return to “violence” if the United States follows up on its pledge to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”
Empty threat. Arabs already use violence against Israel everyday.
“What I mean by that is that I have never seen it in the interest of my country to create a terrorist state,” he said.
“If you are going to create a state, you want to create a healthy one , not a dangerous one. A lot of the burden of this is on them,” he said, adding that the Palestinians needed to take major steps to stop terrorism, reduce corruption, and make strides toward establishing responsible government by the rule of law.
“ By using the UN, and using publicity in an artful way, they have come to make it seem like there really is no burden on them, and they should just be given the land they want, and that’s it,” Giuliani said. “From the point of view of the United States, that makes no sense, it makes no sense for us to create another terrorist state.”
Love this quote by Giuliani, so true.