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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
March 21st, 2014

Israeli official suggests Palestinians celebrating failure of peace talks
Abbas told thousands of Palestinians at a rally in his Mukata headquarters that in his meeting on Monday with US President Barack Obama, “I have honored my pledge and kept my promise,” the Wafa news agency reported.  

Charles Krauthammer: Obama Is Being Ridiculed By Russians

“[Obama is] being ridiculed by Russians, especially, because the statement and the policy are ridiculous,” Krauthammer said. He was speaking of President Obama’s statement yesterday that sanctions will be levied against certain high-profile Eastern Europeans who supported Russian President Vladimir Putin’s incursion into the Crimean peninsula. “He doesn’t have a lot of cards,” he continued, “but he has some cards. And if he thinks that sanctioning seven Russians, out of a population of what? 150 million? is a sanction, he’s living in a different world.” 

Hollywood’s War on Israel  Having Mr. Banks, the new film chronicling Walt Disney’s bid to secure movie rights to Mary Poppins, was released on Friday. Although an incredibly talented and innovative animator, director and producer, Disney’s reputation will be forever tarnished by his well-known anti-Semitism and support for racist causes. Disney participated in several racist initiatives, including the pro-Nazi German American Bund and was a close friend of the Nazi propagandist and Hitler confidante Leni Riefenstahl. He was also allied with the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, another anti-Semitic organization.  

Issa subpoenas ATF over 'mismanaged' gun operation
Rep. Darrell Issa has subpoenaed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for information about what he calls a "dangerously mismanaged" program, which originally was launched to get crime guns off the street. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which Issa chairs, has been looking into complaints about the program for months. Under the operation, ATF agents set up storefronts in multiple cities to try and entice criminals to sell their crime guns, unwittingly, to the government so they could be traced. But their tactics and missteps, including using mentally disabled people, drew criticism.  

Obama and the Jewish State
One needs to ask the president why he would permit State Department Jen Psaki to conduct a March 8, 2014 interview with al-Quds, a Palestinian newspaper, and assert that "[t]here is no need for the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state." Allies don't ask a country to surrender her existential focal point in order to appease an enemy.  

Multiple earthquakes rock Oklahoma
The U.S. Geological Survey reports four earthquakes ranging from an estimated 2.9 to 3.7 magnitude have been recorded in Oklahoma.  

Gas Attack Column: How Democratic donors benefit financially from climate policy
Some lies just won’t go away. In February the Washington Post published an article with the following headline: “Why There’s No Democratic Version of the Koch Brothers’ Organization.” It was the umpteenth attempt to explain, in a particularly simplistic manner, how the millionaires and billionaires who donate money to the Democratic Party are nothing, absolutely nothing, like those meanie cancer research philanthropists Charles and David Koch.  

More drug-resistant infections seen in U.S. children
A growing number of American children are developing infections caused by a worrisome type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study reports. While still rare, the bacteria are being found more often in children of all ages, especially those who are 1 to 5 years old, the study found.  

Islamist: Jews love Jerusalem more than we do
Ramadan Shalah, the head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, chastised fellow Arabs, and especially fellow Palestinians, for failing to love Jerusalem as much as the Jews do. An audio recording of Shalah addressing a clerical conference in Tehran was obtained by Israel’s Army Radio. In the clip, the terror leader is distraught over the seeming lack of Arab seriousness in regards to Jerusalem, while for the Jews, the Holy City is their heart and soul.  

US, Middle East church leaders laud Kerry for peace moves
“Given the difficulties involved, a framework for conclusive negotiations seems an essential step if there is to be progress towards a final status agreement,” said the statement posted this week by Churches for Middle East Peace, a Washington-based umbrella body.  

Russia imposes own sanctions after U.S. "hostile thrust"
Russia imposed retaliatory sanctions on nine U.S. officials and lawmakers on Thursday as tension over Moscow's annexation of Crimea mounted, warning the West it would hit back over "every hostile thrust." President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said the U.S. sanctions imposed this week were unacceptable and that the Kremlin would act on the principle of reciprocity.  

8 in 10 Americans fear 2nd Holocaust
Do you think a second Holocaust against Jews is coming? If you say that just won’t happen, you’d be in the sparse company of about 16 percent of Americans. That’s because 80.2 percent of the respondents of a new poll said they do fear a time when anti-Semitism around the world will turn violent and there would be deliberate attempts to wipe out Jews.  

IDF says it exposed massive Gazan ‘terror tunnel’
The Israeli military announced on Friday that it had uncovered a tunnel from Gaza into Israel meant for carrying out a terror attack, hours after Hamas dismissed the find as an old tunnel.  

S Korea, Japan leaders to meet at talks
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet South Korean President Park Geun-hye for the first time at a trilateral meeting with the US next week. The talks come amid severe tensions over history issues and territorial disputes between the two neighbours. The meeting will take place on the sidelines of a nuclear security conference in The Hague.  

EU leaders agree new Russia sanctions
EU leaders have reacted to Russia's annexation of Crimea by blacklisting 12 new names and by agreeing to send EU peace monitors if need be. "We have 12 names and I can assure you that some of them are really high-ranking,” EU Council chief Herman Van Rompuy told press after a summit in Brussels on Thursday (20 March).  

Israeli official suggests Palestinians celebrating failure of peace talks
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas returned from Washington on Thursday to a hero’s welcome in Ramallah, where he pledged not to give up the Palestinians’ rights or betray their trust. ...Thousands of Palestinians staged rallies in several West Bank cities, urging Abbas to resist concessions, “especially on the issue of recognizing Israel as a “Jewish state,” the news agency reported.  

Once Again, Search Planes Looking For Malaysia Jet Find Nothing
Search planes sent to find objects in the south Indian Ocean that may be from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet began returning without success Friday, and an Australian official said the hunt would be extended again for another day.  

Israel said to be budgeting billions for Iran strike
Israel is still preparing for a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, including a specific military budget running to NIS 10 billion ($2.89 billion), despite the developments in talks between world powers and Tehran.  

More drug-resistant infections seen in U.S. children
A growing number of American children are developing infections caused by a worrisome type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study reports. While still rare, the bacteria are being found more often in children of all ages, especially those who are 1 to 5 years old, the study found.  

Fred Phelps: no funeral for the preacher who picketed so many
Fred Phelps, a former street preacher who led a family ministry that raged against what he perceived as a morally bankrupt society, died Thursday. His legacy of picketing funerals of military veterans and disaster victims, promoting coarse language to condemn conduct he viewed as amoral, and waging legal battles that protected his actions under the First Amendment, earned him an international reputation of a man’s whose absolute conviction was never swayed in the face of widespread contempt.  

Behind Israeli strikes on Syria, a simmering battle with Hezbollah
A spate of attacks against Israeli military targets in the Golan Heights has raised fears that Hezbollah is opening a new conflict with Israel after a hiatus of nearly eight years.  

Putin Grateful To China, India For "Support" Over Crimea
While the most vocal mouthpieces of the western world's nations are loudly condemning Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea - despite Ukraine itself suggesting he can keep it for a price - it appears the rest of the world is less voracious in its condemnation. As Putin noted this morning "we are grateful to all those who understood our actions in Crimea,” Putin said. “We are grateful to the people of China, whose leadership sees the situation in Crimea in all its historical and political integrity. We highly appreciate India’s restraint and objectivity.” 

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