Following last weeks passing of U.S. House Resolution 657 in support of Israel the U.S. Senate this week unanimously passed a resolution in support of Israel. U.S Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), Robert Mendez (D-New Jersey), and Chuck Schumer (D-New York) proposed Senate Resolution 498 that expresses support for Israel.
S.Res.498 -A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding United States support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization.
The U.N. issued a strong statement demanding that Israel and Hamas implement an “immediate and unconditional” cease-fire. A statement is not a resolution and therefore not legally binding. The Palestinians say they will continue to seek Security Council support for a legally enforceable resolution that demands Israel to halt its military actions in Gaza.
The U.S. backed a U.N. Security Council statement.
Israel has accepted a U.N. request for a humanitarian cease-fire three time, Netanyahu said, while Hamas violated
The diplomatic posturing of the Obama administration has been utterly deplorable. That “unshakable” commitment to Israel did not last long. A ban on FAA flights that backfired. Secretary of State trying to bring Hamas supporters, Turkey and Qatar, into the negotiations. A cease-fire agreement where Hamas demands were met and Israel scarcely mentioned. Hypocrisy.
Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch Israel’s back in the U.N. Security Council, where it succeeded for more than five years in blocking successive efforts by the Palestinians to gain more of the trappings of an independent state and to get the world body to formally censure Israeli settlement policies.
That changed after the stroke of midnight Sunday when, in the early minutes of Monday, July 28, the U.N. Security Council, with the backing of the United States, issued a formal “presidential statement” demanding that Israel and Hamas implement an “immediate and unconditional” cease-fire to end fighting that has left more than 1,000 Palestinians and 43 Israelis dead….
“Ladies and gentleman, we heard a presidential statement right now from the Security Council that miraculously doesn’t mention Hamas or rockets or Israel’s right to defend its citizens,” Israeli U.N. envoy Ron Prosor said sarcastically.
The MS-13 (Mara Salvatruche) gang’s formation is traced back to Salvadoran immigrants to Los Angeles in the 1980s after the Central American civil wars. 13 had guerilla warfare experience and training making them the most ruthless, sophisticated, and violent street gang.
The gang, with its ties to Central American, is involved in gun smuggling. This gang’s assaults and murders using a machete to hack a victim to death or shoot a victim in the head in broad daylight. The gang is allied with several of Mexico’s drug cartels and is active in
throughout Central America.
The MS-13 gang is heavily involved in criminal activity: drug sales, robberies, home-invasions, gun smuggling, murder, rape, prostitution, car-jackings, human smuggling, extortion…
Police in Suitland, Maryland arrested six illegal immigrants, several are MS-13 gang members, for the suspected killing of Amos Jones a homeless man. The news video mentions the fact that the six murder suspects arrested are illegal immigrants. They range in age from 17 to 23.
Prince George’s County police are reporting that Amos Jones, the man stabbed to death in Suitland early Tuesday morning, was murdered by MS-13 gang members.
Police told ABC7 News Wednesday that six people have been arrested for Jones’ death, several of whom are confirmed to be members of MS-13.
Police said it appears that Jones, a homeless man, was hanging around outside a liquor store in the 4600 block of Huron Avenue when he made some remarks to a 17-year-old girl whom police believe is a gang member.
The woman reportedly left the scene and then returned with several others, who then proceeded to attack Jones and fatally stab him several times.
Jones’ body was discovered around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Daniel Nietzel a middle school teacher in Muscatine, Iowa has invented The Sleeve, a mechanism to protect students in schools.
The simple device Nietzel developed in his basement is a v-shaped metal arm that slips on a doors closer arm and prevents up to 600 pounds of force and keep the door closed.
“I found the top of a Rubbermaid container and measured out geometrically the shape I needed and cut out five pieces,” says Nietzel, a middle school teacher and President of Fighting Chance Solutions. “Then I got out the hot glue gun and on my work shop table in the basement, hot glued it, and let it dry.”
Schools have purchased The Sleeve so has corporations, hospitals, and the military.
It seems the IRS has found and are reviewing backup tapes. It is not know if any of former IRS employee Lois Lerner’s emails are on the backup. More stonewalling. It also seems Lerner’s hard drive was only scratched and not irreparbly damaged.
The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing “backup tapes” — despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before a House oversight subcommittee, stressed that he does not know “how they found them” or “whether there’s anything on them or not.” But he said the inspector general’s office advised him the investigators are reviewing tapes to see if they contain any “recoverable” material. Continue reading Lois Lerner’s Emails May Not Be Missing→
Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson says “her supervisor informed her that her clinic needed to double the number of abortions it was doing and that it should be killing 1,135 babies per year to make the financial goals set up for her clinic by Planned Parenthood’s head honchos.”
In a new expose’ video released today, a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director says Planned Parenthood put a price on the value of a human life: $313.29.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.
Turkey, a fierce opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and an open supporter of armed rebel fighters, felt betrayed when the United States backed away from military action against Damascus in September.
Iraq Veteran Darin Walker sustained a serious back injury during a tour in Iraq. West Lafayette. The VA paid for Walkers back surgery but declined to pay for physical therapy recommended by his surgeon and did not provide him with counseling. Walker acquired his ducks after he heard the idea of using ducks as therapy.
“Taking care of them is both mental and physical therapy,” he said. “(Watching them) keeps you entertained for hours at a time.”
A federal judge in Cincinnati has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service. Lead attorney for tea party groups Edward Greim said, “When an officer of the federal government does something that’s unconstitutional and they do it with the right level of intent — and we think the evidence here establishes that these individuals did — we think they should be held to answer for their conduct.”
A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service, rejecting a request by the federal government to dismiss all the allegations that the agency subjected conservative groups to additional, often burdensome scrutiny. In her ruling Thursday, Judge Susan Dlott allowed two of the tea party groups’ claims — including that the IRS discriminated and retaliated against them based on their views in violation of their free speech rights — to survive to trial.
The Cincinnati-based Dlott did dismiss a third claim, ruling the tea party groups could not pursue allegations of privacy violations on behalf of their individual members. The individuals themselves have to do that, she said.
13 elite U.S. firefighters flew in from L.A., Washington and Texas arriving in Israel to help combat rocked-induced fires. 30 more elite U.S. firefighters are to arrive later.
A delegation of 13 elite U.S. firefighters arrived in Israel to help with the fires set by Hamas rocket attacks.
Affiliated with a group called the Emergency Volunteer Project, the firemen came to help their Israeli counterparts deal with ongoing Hamas rocket attacks in towns and cities in the south, such as Sderot, YNet correspondent Eitan Glickman reported.
These senior firefighters took part in search and rescue missions following the 9/11 terror attacks on Manhattan’s World Trade Center.
“We were all part of the massive tragedy that was 9/11. There we undertook search and rescue missions,” fireman Billy Hearst from Texas told YNet.
The Pew Survey asked Americans to rate religions on a “feeling thermometer” scale from 0 to 100, with 0 being the coldest most negative and 100 being the warmest positive rating.
Jews(63), Catholics(62), and Evangelicals(61) were rated the most warmly religious groups in America, while Atheists(41) and Muslims(40) were rated least favorably.
When it came to attitudes among religious groups toward each other, Catholics and Evangelical Christians viewed each other warmly. Evangelicals hold Jews in a positive view(69). Jews gave Evangelicals a much cooler rating (34), which is lower than the Jews’ rating toward Muslins(35).
Partisan politics played a role in views of religious groups. Republicans gave a very high rating to Evangelicals, 71, to Jews, 67, and to Catholics, 66, with the lowest ratings to Atheists, 34, and to Muslims, 33.
Democrats rated Jews the highest at 62, Catholics at 61, Evangelicals at 53, Muslims at 47, Atheists at 46, and Mormons the lowest rating at 44. Jews scored well on both sides of the political aisle. With the exception of Jews, the non-Christian groups receive warmer ratings from Democrats than Republicans.