[Anytime the EU gets more involved in Israeli affairs, particularly the so-called 'peace talks' is of great interest]
The European Union’s top diplomat said Monday that she’s going to the Mideast to try to revive the moribund peace process, and to challenge Israel and the Palestinians to share their ideas on how to break the deadlock.
Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, said, “I believe that one thing is clear to everybody in the region, that the status quo is not an option.”
“My very early visit has a political meaning,” Mogherini told a press conference, according to a Reuters report. She took over as the head of EU foreign policy last November, taking over for Catherine Ashton.
Mogherini was set to meet with both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during her two-day visit.
Palestinian officials from across the political spectrum expressed outrage on Monday over a statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Jerusalem will not be divided under any political outcome.
“There shall never be peace or stability in the Middle East without East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state,” Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for PA President Mahmoud Abbas, told the official Palestinian news agency Wafa. “This is a clear indication that the coming stage will be one of massive political confrontation … we will resort to all international fora to put an end to this destructive policy.”
Speaking at an official Jerusalem Day ceremony at Ammunition Hill on Sunday, commemorating the 48th anniversary of the Israeli capture of East Jerusalem from Jordan in the Six Day War, Netanyahu vowed that “Jerusalem won’t become once again a wounded and bisected city. We will forever keep Jerusalem united under Israeli sovereignty.”
“On this special day it is clear to us that a divided Jerusalem is a memory. The future belongs to the complete Jerusalem that shall never again be divided,” he said.
From Gaza, Hamas joined the Palestinian Authority in criticizing the Prime Minister’s statements, only to bash its stated agenda of diplomatic negotiations.
“Talk of negotiations with the occupation is nothing but a waste of time,” said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri in a press statement Monday. “The Oslo group should acknowledge the failure of this option and turn to the national consensus surrounding a program of resistance and national principles.”
We did the right thing.
The jihadists are not going to win. We are not going to let them win. If we had responsible media, they would report on the positive developments in light of this terrorist attack: The jihadists were killed. By drawing them out, we exposed their network, without getting anyone killed. The FBI is now going after sources. They are gleaning intel from their computers as we speak. We smoked out a terror structure. The FBI has put more American terror suspects under constant surveillance following the deadly attack. Every city across the U.S. has “subjects of concern” under heightened scrutiny, and the military is taking the threat seriously enough to raise the threat level to bravo – the highest level since Sept. 11. The terror network that hit us has now expanded to include roots in Minneapolis.
People say we “provoked” the jihadis. But it has since come out that they were already looking for targets to hit. If they hadn’t hit us, they would have hit a much less protected target, as did the jihadist Amedy Coulibaly in the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris, and the jihadist Man Haron Monis in the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney, Australia. The jihadis in Garland weren’t provoked by us – they are already provoked. Our event just smoked them out. If we had not had such extensive security, many more people would have died – either at our event or somewhere else. Instead, the only dead were two jihadis, and a jihad network is exposed.
Newman believes the education bureaucrats controlling government schools are deliberately harming both the hearts and minds of American children.
Gallups, also a talk-show host and author, also pins the blame squarely on Dewey, whom he calls the founder of the modern American educational system. The author of “Final Warning: Understanding the Trumpet Days of Revelation” told WND, “It’s well documented Dewey was a socialist. He plotted a deliberate strategy to dumb down the American public.”
Newman added, “Dewey set out with a deliberate agenda to undermine the Christian foundations of American society, even going to the Soviet Union to study their success in mass producing collectivists and atheists. He wanted to replicate that here, and he told us why in his writings: To fundamentally transform America from a constitutional republic with individual rights and free markets based on biblical values into a collectivist utopia with no private property.
“He knew that to accomplish that, he would have to destroy the both the literacy and the rock-solid faith of the American people. That was his agenda, and this is no secret – he told us so in his writings.”
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