web analytics
May 4, 2015 / 15 Iyar, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

      The Obama administration in recent weeks has stepped up its monitoring of Jewish construction projects in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, this column has learned.
 
      This column reported in Augustthat Obama’s Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, oversaw the establishment of an enhanced apparatus based in the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem that closely monitors Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods, incorporating regular tours of the areas.
 
      Palestinian Authority officials said the consulate stepped up its monitoring efforts in recent weeks, at times collecting information on Jewish construction on a daily basis. Previously, under the Bush administration, the consulate kept a general eye on Jewish Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria construction, receiving much of its information from nongovernmental organizations.
 
      “Mitchell’s apparatus takes things to a whole new level. They are watching very closely,” said an Israeli official.
 
      Jewish leaders in Judea and Samaria said the consulate takes no pains to hide its activities.
 

      “They come out. They tour our communities. They try to interact with our leadership,” said David Ha’ivri, spokesmen for the Shomron Regional Council in Judea and Samaria.

 

Meridor Talks Of Expanding Freeze

 

      The Obama administration is pressuring Israel to impose a freeze on Jewish construction in Jerusalem in addition to the 10-month freeze already imposed on Judea and Samaria, a top Israeli official told Middle East diplomats in a closed briefing.
 
      Israel’s deputy prime minister, Dan Meridor, told the diplomats, however, that the Obama administration has agreed to respect a previous commitment reached under President Bush that Israel would not need to withdraw from all of eastern Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria.
 
      The contents of Meridor’s meeting with the diplomats was leaked to this reporter.
 
      Meridor said the Obama administration largely accepted that any final Palestinian state would not need to include three main settlement blocs – Ariel, Gush Etzion and Maale Adumim. Bush previously issued an official letter in 2004 stating Israel cannot be expected to withdraw from all of Judea and Samaria and that the Jewish state would retain major settlement blocs there.
 

      Meridor told the diplomats the Obama administration is pressuring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to expand its 10-month freeze on Jewish construction to eastern Jerusalem.

  

Global Warming: The Players

 

      Amid an international climate-change scandal involving hacked e-mails that is playing itself out just days before a major UN climate summit of world leaders, it is instructive to profile top White House officials who are drafting President Obama’s climate policy.
 
      Carol Browner’s official title is assistant to the president for energy and climate change. Browner was a member of the Commission for a Sustainable World Society at Socialist International, a group that Discover the Networks reports is the “umbrella for 170 ‘social democratic, socialist and labor parties’ in 55 countries.” Browner’s group called for “global governance” and asserts rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change.
 
      Browner worked in the 1970s for Citizen Action, founded by Steve Max and Heather Booth, both extremists from the Students for a Democratic Society from which extremist Bill Ayers’ Weathermen terrorist group later splintered. Browner also worked for the Center for American Progress, funded by philanthropist George Soros.
 
      Meanwhile, Cass Sunstein, administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, believes global climate change is primarily the fault of U.S. environmental behavior and can, therefore, be used as a mechanism to redistribute the country’s wealth.
 
      The Obama czar penned a 2007 University of Chicago Law School paper – obtained and reviewed by this column – in which he debated whether America should pay “justice” to the world by entering into a compensation agreement that would be a net financial loss for the U.S.
 
      Sunstein further argued that a heavy environmental tax on the U.S. is “desirable” to “redistribute” America’s wealth to poorer nations.
 
      In his 2004 book “The Second Bill of Rights” Sunstein openly argues for bringing socialism to the U.S. and even offers some support for communism.
 
      Another top environmental adviser to Obama is the White House’s “science czar,” John Holdren. He has been a longtime climate-change alarmist who has advocated ideas such as enforcing limits to world population growth.
 
      Holdren has endorsed “surrender of sovereignty” to “a comprehensive Planetary Regime” that would control all the world’s resources, direct global redistribution of wealth, oversee the “de-development” of the West, control a World Army and taxation regime, and enforce world population limits.
 
      Holdren collaborated with conspiracy theorist Paul Ehrlich, author of “The Population Bomb” in which it was proclaimed: “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines – hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death.”
 
      Holdren also predicted 1 billion people will die in “carbon-dioxide-induced famines” in a coming new ice age by 2020.
 

      But Holdren also argued “global warming” might cancel global cooling. In the 1970s textbook “Ecoscience: Population, Resources and Environment,” last revised in 1977, Holdren argued on page 687 that “a man-made warming trend might cancel out a natural cooling trend.”

 

Movie Character Sues For $115 Million

 

      A “terrorist leader” interviewed in the hit movie “Bruno” has filed a $115 million suit against the movie’s producers and star Sasha Baron Cohen, an amount equal to half of the movie’s gross box office earnings.
 
      This reporter first broke the story in July that Ayman Abu Aita charged that the film mislabels him and that Cohen conducted the interview under the pretext that Cohen was a German producing a film about the Palestinian cause.
 

      Aita slammed Cohen as a “big liar” who “made up stories” when describing to CBS’s David Letterman last summer the way he met Aita at an undisclosed location.

 

      Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily.com. He appears throughout the week on leading U.S. radio programs and is the author of the book “The Late Great State of Israel.” Follow Klein on Twitter under the name “AaronKleinWND.”

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.

Current Top Story
Avigdor Liberman
Avigdor Liberman Resigning from FM, Quiting Coalition, Heading to Opposition
Latest News Stories
Avigdor Liberman

Avigdor Liberman, unhappy with the coalition talks dropped a political bombshell today.

Computers at Har Etzion Yeshiva

Students at the Har Etzion Yeshiva in Gush Etzion open up their laptops to study Gemorah.

President Reuven Rivlin said Monday morning that the Ethiopian protests against police brutality and racism “revealed an open and raw wound at the heart of Israeli society.” Speaking at a meeting in his office with mayors and heads of the ultra-Orthodox municipalities and local council, the President added, “We must look directly at this open […]

Police and medics treat terrorist who was shot after trying to stab a guard at the light rail.

An Arab terrorist was shot and injured shortly before noon Monday when he tried to stab one or more people at the French Hill light rail station in Jerusalem. A light rail guard said the terrorist tried to attack him from behind with a knife. The guard was able to shoot the terrorist, 35 years […]

The Islamic State reportedly has deployed forces near the border.

Carson’s never having held a political office is a disadvantage – and a big advantage for those fed up with professional politicians.

Shooting at AFDI’s Mohammed cartoon art contest in Texas, two dead.

Hundreds of Israeli Ethiopians continued protests in Tel Aviv on Sunday, blocking traffic on the Ayalon Highway and elsewhere in the city.

Rabbi Nechemya Wilhelm, director of Ohr Menachem-Bangkok Chabad House, is one of the recipients of the Jerusalem Unity Award.

Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau is warning citizens not to travel to Tunisia, especially during Lag B’Omer.

‘Survey Monkey’ CEO David Goldberg, husband of Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg, dies suddenly Friday night at age 47.

A 37-year old Chareidi man, Meir Lebel “haRakdan haYerushalmi” (the dancing Jerusalemite), was seen breathing fire at the Kotel, the Tower of David and other locations in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 29, 2015. Fire breathing is the act of creating a plume of fire by breathing a stream of fuel over an open flame. […]

Rescue workers have found the body of the last missing Israeli, 22-year-old Or Ashraf, on Mt. Everest in a “complicated” location.

“DouxMatok’s technology will allow for a reduction of 30-60 percent of sugar in a product, depending on the application, and with no effect on taste.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/quick-takes-news-you-may-have-missed-20/2009/12/09/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: