What do Bolivia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Sweden, Ukraine, Uruguay, China, France, Russia, and the U.K. Have In Common?


1 Tevet 5778

19 December 2017

 

 

Happy 7th night of Chanukah! (image courtesy: rotter.net).

Happy 7th night of Chanukah! (image courtesy: rotter.net).

 

The News on the Israeli Street

Palestinian terror in the last 48 hours . . .

There have been more than 150 Palestinian terror attacks in the last two days.

“Rock” and Molotov attacks targeted Israelis at Al Fawwar, the Hevron Hills, on the Gush Etzion-Hevron Road, Gilad, Hitzhar, Havat Gilad, El Aruv, throughout Gush Etzion, at the Machpelah in Hevron, Halhul, Ma’ale Amos, the T-Junction, Luban a Garbiyeh, Alfei Menashe, Abu Dis, Pisgat Ze’ev, Beit Ummar, Karmei Tzur, Tulkarem, Beit Furik, Shechem, on the Ophel Road, Deir Nizam, Beit El, Bitunia, Beit Sira, Qalqilya, the Husan Bypass Road, Burin, Givat Ronen, the Shilo Junction, the Carmela Crossing, Route 55, Azzun, El Khader, El Aruv, Jilazon, Abu Dis, the Eyal Crossing, the Ofra Junction, Tekoa, Road 317, Maon, Route 60 near Beit Haggai, Beit Anan, the Hevron Hills, Jayyus, Bira, Katana, Salem, Madma, Ras al Amud, and many other places.

In addition, at least 4 missiles were launched out of Gaza toward southern Israel.

Where is the international outrage? Why aren’t these attacks reported in the international media? Why don’t the lives of Israeli Jews matter to the world?

The Israeli leftist conspiracy to bring down Channel 20 . . .

Anyone who has watched one minute of news on any of Israel’s three main news channels knows that they all broadcast exactly the same fake news from exactly the same leftist perspective every day of every week. The fact that there is not one Israeli TV channel broadcasting a different perspective is abominable.

Enter Channel 20 two years ago. With a fresh take on the news from a center-right perspective, Channel 20 brought a tiny bit of balance to an egregiously biased media environment. However, it turns that Israel’s Satellite and Cable television councils in conjunction with the three main channels have fought tooth and nail to shut down Channel 20.

Yesterday, Channel 20 unfortunately surrendered to the inevitable, declaring that it “is unable to survive in a reality that includes a hostile council, a nagging supervisory division, frequent fines and unending legal battles against it.”

Israel takes drastic action to save the Kinneret . . .

As the water level drops far below the critical level, islands are beginning to appear in the Kinneret.

As the water level drops far below the critical level, islands are beginning to appear in the Kinneret. The above photograph was taken a year ago–the situation has only worsened (photo source: Times of Israel).

It was reported yesterday that the government is finally going to take drastic action to supply water to the Kinneret. After years of allowing water to be pumped out for agriculture in both Israel and Jordan, the government will now authorize the pumping of desalinated water into what is considered “Israel’s National Lake.”

 

TODAY’S BLOG:

What do Bolivia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Sweden, Ukraine, Uruguay, China, France, Russia, and the U.K. Have In Common?

An angry U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley vetoes the Egyptian resolution in the Security Council yesterday (photo: Reuters).

An angry U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley vetoes the Egyptian resolution in the Security Council yesterday (photo: Reuters).

What they have in common is that they voted yesterday in favor of an Egyptian resolution proposed in the U.N. Security Council that stated among other things: ” . . . any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.”

In short, it was a denunciation of the fact that Israel’s capital is Jerusalem, and that Trump declared that the U.S. recognized that fact.

Stop and think about this for a minute.

Can you imagine the Security Council voting to declare that any other country in the world has no right to have its capital where it wants? Or that any country in the world has no right to place its embassy in a country where it wants?

It is simply incredible.

The final vote, as you undoubtedly know, was 14-1 in favor of the resolution, but fortunately the 1 vote against was the veto cast by the U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Haley’s angry remarks rang through the hall:  

“The fact that this veto is being done in defense of American sovereignty and in defense of America’s role in the Middle East peace process is not a source of embarrassment for us; it should be an embarrassment to the remainder of the Security Council. What we witnessed here in the Security Council is an insult. It won’t be forgotten.” 

In your humble servant’s opinion, it is was more than an insult; what would you call singling out Israeli Jews for denunciation along with singling out a supporter of Israeli Jews’ rights?

What do Bolivia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Sweden, Ukraine, Uruguay, China, France, Russia, and the U.K. Have In Common?

I leave it to you dear reader to answer these questions.

One final note: Bravo to the United States and Nikki Haley!

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