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The domino effect of Resolution 2334 continues

UN Resolution 2334 sponsored by the chairman of the security council, Murray McCully, whose strings were pulled by John Kerry and outgoing President Obama, sent a message to the Palestinians that Jerusalem was theirs. Now PLO President Abbas is pulling out all the stops to try to stop incoming President Trump from moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Why is he so against it? It is because it sends a strong counter message that the US recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and therefore does not see it as Palestinian land.

Interestingly New Zealand shows its lack of diplomatic respect for Israel by locating its Israeli embassy not inside Israel but inside the Muslim majority country Turkey in their capital Ankara. We recognise the capitals of Muslim states so why don’t we recognise the capital of Israel?

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent letters to a number of world leaders on Monday urging them to prevent the stated goal of the incoming administration of US President-elect Donald Trump to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. to the official PA news outlet Wafa, Abbas sent letters to the heads of Russia, China, France, Germany, Britain, the European Union, the African Union, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Arab League secretary general, “asking them to spare no effort in preventing the US embassy from moving to Jerusalem”

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The UK knows they screwed up, now they are opposed to Resolution 2334

Theresa May

PM Theresa May has realised that she screwed up by supporting Resolution 2334 and that poor decision has been reinforced now that 28 EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels adjourned without issuing a statement adopting the Resolution.

May’s relationship with Israel is interesting. Two weeks ago she made a heart-warming speech to the Conservative Friends of Israel and then last week she strongly condemned John Kerry’s anti-settlements speech.

May’s office retorted that “we do not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically elected government of an ally.” It said in an emailed statement late Thursday that “we are also clear that the settlements are far from the only problem in this conflict. In particular, the people of Israel deserve to live free from the threat of terrorism, with which they have had to cope for too long.”

Despite May’s apparent support of Israel, Britain helped write resolution 2334 and voted in favour of it even though the resolution claimed that East Jerusalem (including the Temple Mount and the Western Wall) was now Palestinian land. So why did this happen? Why the two contradictory stances?

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Paris Peace Summit

Guest post: name withheld by request

Is the National Government going to make a statement about the Paris peace summit held on 15th January? Or is the English-led government now a no comment government?

Clearly the Theresa May led UK Government thinks the summit was a waste of time and have made a statement to that effect. The Hon Julie Bishop Australian Foreign minister made a statement declaring Australia is not in favour of the wording of the communication released by France. Read more »

Gracious in defeat? Obama’s farewell speech analysed

Let’s compare Obama’s farewell speech to Bush’s farewell speech.

President Obama gave his farewell address in Chicago and referred to himself no less than 75 times while listing his ” accomplishments. ”

The speech was soaring, eloquent, even touching – if contrived – in some places, but it was also a speech that could have been given at any point during Obama’s presidency, such was the myopic nature of these same, oft-repeated tired liberal talking points dressed up with beautiful rhetoric, like lipstick on a pig.

When the rubber meets the road, the outgoing president used his farewell speech… to double down on policies and beliefs that, while some may actually sound good to many, are entirely unworkable.

Eight years ago George W. Bush also gave a farewell address which when compared to Obama’s reveals some stark differences.

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Another lie from McCully exposed

Some people think if you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth.

We have already exposed the lie about New Zealand and America not changing their stance towards Israel when in fact the wording of the resolution was substantially different and a major break with US policy. The UN resolution sponsored by Murray McCully as chairman of the security council called all territory beyond the 1967 lines “occupied Palestinian territory” when previously the US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had said…

” We oppose the specific references to Jerusalem in this resolution and will continue to oppose its insertion in future resolutions, we simply do not support the description of the territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 war as occupied Palestinian territory.”

Now further information has come to light showing that McCully’s claim that the Israelis are illegally occupying the West Bank is also wrong.

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Did the Huffington Post claim that Muhammad raped a 9 year old girl?

The Huffington Post’s Arabic-language edition recently had a blog post with a headline that stated something about Muhammad that was guaranteed to incite anger and violence.The Anti-Defamation League called on the Huffington Post’s Arabic-language edition to remove the blog post completely but they responded by changing the headline from a statement to a question.

The ADL has been urging the site to take down the article since shortly after it was published Nov. 29, the organization said in a press release on Thursday.

When you read my headline what did you immediately think? Did turning it into a question rather than a statement make any difference to your immediate reaction? Now that you have thought about that read on and find out what The Huffington post actually put in their headline.

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A tailor-made situation for Western liberals and left-wingers to shun and condemn

It has everything that left-wingers and Western liberals love to hate.

It has…

  • Racism.
  • Colonialism.
  • Ethnic cleansing.
  • Police states.
  • Antisemitism.

These are all things that Western Progressives claim to be against. In fact, they define themselves by their fixed positions against all these things.

Israel is currently looking down the barrel of a diplomatic gun as the Obama presidency approaches its final days. If Western Progressives despise all of the above things then they should be firmly on the side of Israel.

Colonialism:

The goal of the Palestinians is the colonial conquest of another people’s country. That country is the State of Israel, the homeland of the Jewish people…

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Guest Post: Of Golden Showers and Errant Quokkas

Guest Post: Sylvester Connor is main editor for the ConnorPost.com – Besides that’s he’s an entrepreneur in California and a legendary birder.  You can reach him at: [email protected]

 

 


A “quokka selfie” taken on Rottnest Island in September 2016.

Of Golden Showers and Errant Quokkas

 

Which is more quaint—supposed intelligence agencies hawking fake tabloid trash, or Kiwis worried about a rare mammal? And is there any common ground here?

The Quokka story on Stuff is far more quaint; it involves an interesting animal, whereas the American story is just grotesque. But the common ground is newsreaders’ desire for something relatively light and breezy, rather than relentless news about politics and immigration.

Americans and New Zealanders have much more in common: they are both ex-British colonies that have established independence across the world from their ancestral lands. They are both historically white, European and Christian. And they are both under attack.

So once the quokka is found, and the American press finds another hoax to scandalise about, it will be time to return, as unpleasant as it is, to the pressing matters of the day, which are indeed: politics and immigration.

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Tommy Robinson speaks out at the Oxford Union

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The Dalai Lama says that terrorists have no religion

I like the Dalai Lama I really do but is he in la la land? Is it naive to believe that ALL religions are at their core exactly the same? Is it ignorant to assume that ALL religions are essentially all about love, peace and mutual respect?

If what he says in the video below is true then I agree that terrorists have no religion because terrorism has nothing to do with love, peace or respect for others. The problem I have is that the vast majority of terrorists have only one religion in common. There has to be a reason why one religion out of all the others in modern times is a fertile breeding ground for hate, intolerance and terrorism.

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