web analytics
September 17, 2014 / 22 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
Apartment 758x530 Africa-Israel at the Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York

Africa Israel Residences, part of the Africa Israel Investments Group led by international businessman Lev Leviev, will present 7 leading projects on the The Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York on Sep 14-15, 2014.



Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Klein-Aaron

Is Kerry Twisting Israel’s Hand?

Is Secretary of State John Kerry using the threat of tougher European Union sanctions on Israel to press Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into making concessions to the Palestinians?

Last August, this column was first to report that the Obama administration is working behind the scenes in tandem with the EU’s boycott of Israeli settlements, tying it to Israel’s actions during current U.S.-brokered talks with the Palestinians, according to a senior Palestinian negotiator.

The negotiator claimed at the time that if Israel does not collaborate with the current round of Palestinian talks being brokered by Kerry, the EU financial sanctions could become tougher. The threat was communicated to Israeli officials, according to the Palestinian negotiator.

Now Israel’s largest newspaper, Yediot Aharonot, has reported that Kerry is using the EU sanctions to pressure Israel into complying with talks aimed at creating a Palestinian state that would include the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.

The newspaper claims Kerry “told the prime minister that he heard from his European friends…that if the negotiations fail, Israel can forget about participating in the European research and development program ‘Horizon 2020.’

“And that will only be the beginning. … More and far weightier actions to boycott Israel will follow. They are already being prepared. This will cause incalculable damage to the Israeli economy.”

 

New Report Could Prove That The Administration Lied About Benghazi

A leaked four-page incident report could prove that two days before then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice famously told the nation that Benghazi was a spontaneous protest in response to a “hateful video,” the State Department was provided a first-person account stating the attack was a coordinated jihadist assault.

The unsigned report, dated Sept. 14, 2012, was allegedly written by Dylan Davies, a private security contractor at the Blue Mountain Group.

Davies has been in the news in recent days since releasing a book about Benghazi under the pseudonym Morgan Jones and providing a news-making interview to “60 Minutes” in which he criticized the Obama administration’s response to the attacks.

On Friday, “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan apologized and said the network was “wrong” for airing a report based in large part on claims made by Davies, a private contractor at the Blue Mountain Group that provided security at the Benghazi compound that was overrun by Islamist militants on Sept. 11, 2012.

Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, has recalled Davies’ book, The Embassy House.

The retraction reportedly came after it was discovered that Davies provided a conflicting account of his version of events – including where he was during and after the attack – in interviews with the FBI and in an unsigned Blue Mountain incident report provided to the State Department.

The Washington Post reported details of a Blue Mountain Group incident report it claimed was submitted by Davies to Blue Mountain three days after the attack. The report differed from the story Davies told in his book and in his CBS interview.

The incident report has been widely cited in media as evidence that Davies is not credible. Davies, however, told the Daily Beast he did not write the report and has never seen it. The report was not signed by anyone.

Whether Davies wrote the incident report or not, the State Department confirmed the report leaked to the Post matches the version sent to the U.S. government by the Blue Mountain Group.

The Post further reported that the State Department and Republican congressional aides confirmed the Sept. 14, 2012, report “was included among tens of thousands of documents turned over to lawmakers by the State Department this year.”

If, indeed, the report was submitted Sept. 14, it would mean the State Department had a first-person account in its possession stating the incident was a planned jihadist attack and not a spontaneous protest when Rice appeared on five morning television programs on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 to discuss the White House response to the Benghazi attack. In nearly identical statements, she asserted that the attack was a spontaneous protest in response to a “hateful video.” Other Obama administration officials made similar claims.

New Climate-Change Task Force Has Ties To Radicals

President Obama’s new executive order to create a climate-change task force may give an activist group tied to a slew of radicals influence over certifying “green” buildings across the nation. Already, the executive order is coming under fire from critics for possibly pushing federal control over states.

The executive order establishes a task force of state and local officials purportedly to advise the White House on responding to extreme weather generated by so-called climate change. A section of the order gives the federal government power to recommend how buildings and other structures can be constructed to withstand the effects of climate change, including in response to what it claims are rising sea levels and warming temperatures.

A member of the new task force may be instrumental in deciding which group could certify structures as meeting these new federal “green” requirements.

The task force is made up of seven Democratic governors plus the Republican governor of Guam. One of the governors on the taskforce is Jay Inslee of Washington. Inslee is a founder of the radical Apollo Alliance, which now goes by the name of the Blue Green Alliance.

The Apollo Alliance is led by a number of radicals. Among them is Obama’s former green jobs adviser, Van Jones, who resigned in 2009 after media reports exposed that he founded a communist revolutionary organization and called for resistance against the U.S. government.

Apollo’s New York office is run by Jeff Jones, a founder of the Weather Underground domestic terrorist organization. Another Apollo leader is Joel Rogers, a founder of the socialist New Party.

About the Author: Aaron Klein is a New York Times bestselling author and senior reporter for WND.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York's 970 AM Radio on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern. His website is KleinOnline.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Establishment media report PA economy  a disaster. Above: Gourmet restaurant in Ramallah Mall.
Media Sells Phony Story of Suffering Palestinian Authority Economy
Latest Indepth Stories
The Iron Dome was called on for the first time in 2013 to intercept a missile fired by terrorists in Sinai at Eilat.

Iron Dome intercepted over 1,000 rockets aimed at Israel with a success rate of over 90% in 2014

IDF lone soldier and Ohio native David Menachem Gordon (z"l).

We talked about the responsibility that comes with the pen, its potential to influence and inspire.

.

Amnesty International:The crippling of the power station was “collective punishment of Palestinians”

Originally scheduled to be held elsewhere, the hotel canceled, pressured by local missionary groups

It’s likely that some of the rebel factions, including US clients, have indeed made pacts with ISIS

Imam Tafsirli of the Harlem Islamic center: “You cannot be a Muslim without believing in Jesus”

If simple fuel choice were implemented, the power of petroleum and those who sell it would cease.

Value of IS: It enables people to see the place to which all other Islamist fascism is headed.

“When Frank does something he does it well and you don’t have to worry about dotting the i’s or crossing the t’s.”

President Obama: “ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents”

he time of the Uman pilgrimage is upon us, and we dare not ignore the opportunity to highlight the danger.

Healing requires that the victim be validated for being harmed and the guilty assume responsibility.

During the war, not once was Hashem’s name mentioned to the nation by Israel’s PM or gov’t officials

How many illegal Arab structures are there in the city? Why are they not being destroyed?

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/aaron-klein/quick-takes-news-you-may-have-missed-206/2013/11/13/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: