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  • Nikki Haley Slams UN, Walks Out On Palestinian Rep

    05/15/2018 10:46:04 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 107 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | May 15, 2018
    U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley slammed the United Nations on Tuesday for pushing an investigation into the measures Israel took to secure its border during violent clashes with Hamas-backed insurgents earlier this week. After she concluded her speech, she walked out of the chamber when a Palestinian representative began to speak.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu expels Turkish Consul in Jerusalem Amid Erdogan-Netanyahu Rift Over Gaza...

    05/15/2018 11:09:11 AM PDT · by caww · 30 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 5/15/2018 | Sputnik
    Netanyahu and Erdogan have been trading accusations over the violence in Gaza. Israel has summoned the Turkish consul in Jerusalem after Ankara expelled the country's ambassador. The consul was told to return to Turkey "for consultations for a period of time". After Netanyahu slammed the Turkish president as a "Hamas supporter" earlier in the day, the Turkish Foreign Ministry reportedly advised the Israeli envoy to Ankara to leave the country "for some time." Earlier in the day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Twitter as "one of the biggest supporters of Hamas," thus, responding...
  • Nikki Haley To UN On Gaza: “No Country In This Chamber Would Act With More Restraint Than Israel”

    05/15/2018 10:57:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15 | Allahpundit
    True, and no other country in the region would be expected to act with restraint. Good luck to any Yemenis “protesting” at the Saudi border, for instance. There’d be 10 times as many shot and the UN wouldn’t blink.Her quote about the kite-flying Hamas “protester” is also accurate, although she neglected to mention what else he said. On @NPR, @NPRinskeep just asked a Gazan with a kite w a swastika on it what it means to him. "The Jews go crazy when you mention Hitler." Steve Inskeep asked if he knows the Israelis are using the swastikas to discredit...
  • U.S. blocks call for probe of Gaza violence

    05/14/2018 4:48:42 PM PDT · by familyop · 15 replies
    Israel National News (Arutz Sheva 7) ^ | May 15, 2018 | Ben Ariel
    The United States on Monday blocked the adoption of a UN Security Council statement that would have called for an independent probe of deadly violence on the Israel-Gaza border, diplomats said, according to an AFP report. "The Security Council expresses its outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian civilians exercising their right to peaceful protest," read a draft of the statement, a copy of which was seen by the news agency.
  • UN nuclear watchdog’s chief inspector resigns without explanation

    05/11/2018 8:16:49 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 47 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/11/2018 | AFP
    VIENNA, Austria — The chief inspector of the UN’s nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resigned Friday, a spokesperson for the agency said. No reason was given for Tero Varjoranta’s sudden departure, which comes days after US President Donald Trump took America out of the deal between Iran and world powers over its nuclear program.
  • Haley Puts UN On Notice: ‘This Is Not An Acceptable Return On Our Investment’

    05/02/2018 3:50:57 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2 May 2018 | Virginia Kruta
    United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley followed up on her threat to “take names” Tuesday after the release of the State Department’s annual report detailing the voting records of member nations. “This is not an acceptable return on our investment,” Haley said in a statement. Haley, upon learning that several of the ten member nations who voted with the United States the least were still receiving U.S. aid, was not satisfied. “The American people pay 22 percent of the UN budget – more than the next three highest donor countries combined. In spite of this generosity, the rest of the UN...
  • Haley 'taking names': Report reveals which nations have America's back at UN – and which ones don't

    05/02/2018 12:18:13 PM PDT · by caww · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/1/2018 | Ben Evansky
    The report found that U.N. member states only voted with the United States 31 percent of the time last year on resolutions at the U.N. General Assembly – down 10 percent from the prior year. Reacting to the new report, Haley said in a statement that it was not an “acceptable return” on the United States’ investment and suggested this could factor into aid decisions. Haley emphasized that U.S. taxpayers pay for 22 percent of the U.N. budget – more, she said, than the next three highest donor nations combined. Haley noted that the U.S. cares more about “being right...
  • UN Human Rights Commissioner Lashes Out Against Israel Again

    05/01/2018 11:06:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/18 | Joseph Klein
    Zeid is not the voice of the people of true democracies such as Israel and the United States. He is nothing more than an unaccountable UN bureaucrat whose hypocritical unsolicited opinions on “international law” are of no consequence United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein accused Israel of using “excessive force” in dealing with Hamas-led demonstrations near and along the border fence in Gaza. “Every week, we witness instances of use of lethal force against unarmed demonstrators,” Zeid said last Friday. He claimed, without any first-hand knowledge of actual conditions on the ground, that many of...
  • Editorial: Haley kills it at United Nations

    04/19/2018 6:26:25 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 51 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-19-18 | Herald Staff
    Nikki Haley is a killer. Not a murderer, but a “killer” in the Donald Trump sense of the word. She is tough and motivated with a “take no prisoners” mindset. Trump has used the term to describe extraordinary women in business since the 1980s. Since she assumed the role as the ambassador to the United Nations, Haley has been putting the world on notice that she means business, going head to head with Russia, Iran, Syria and North Korea for starters. She’s dressed down representatives from countries that would never allow a woman to freely criticize men and she’s shrewdly...
  • Nikki Haley's savage own of Larry Kudlow is one for the ages (CNN Praise for Nikki)

    04/18/2018 9:54:41 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 4-18-2018 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)Nikki Haley is not to be trifled with -- especially by the likes of a TV anchor-turned-newly-minted White House aide. Larry Kudlow, the chief economic adviser for President Donald Trump, learned that lesson the (very) hard way on Tuesday after he gave an roundly dismissive interview on Haley's promise of future sanctions against Russia. "She got ahead of the curve," Kudlow told reporters gathered near Mar-a-Lago. "She's done a great job, she's a very effective ambassador. There might have been some momentary confusion about that." It felt -- and sounded -- like a rhetorical pat on the head. Sure, Nikki...
  • ‘I Don’t Get Confused,’ Nikki Haley Says, Rebuffing White House in Sanctions Dispute

    04/17/2018 4:25:34 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4-17-2018 | MARK LANDLER and PETER BAKER
    WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA-Nikki R. Haley, the ambassador to the United Nations, fired back at the White House on Tuesday, denying that she had been confused when she announced on Sunday that the Trump administration would impose new sanctions on Russia. "With all due respect, I don't get confused," she told Dana Perino of Fox News. She was responding to a comment earlier in the day by Larry Kudlow, the president's new economic advisor who was briefing reporters in Florida before President Trump's meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. "She got ahead of the curve,” Mr. Kudlow said....
  • White House adviser apologizes for saying Haley was confused

    04/17/2018 6:42:27 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 17APR18 | JILL COLVIN, MATTHEW LEE AND ZEKE MILLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A White House official said Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, called Haley to apologize Tuesday afternoon in an effort to mend fences...The officials said a decision was then made to announce the sanctions as an answer to Russia’s response to the strikes. But that plan was re-evaluated and then put on hold over the weekend...On Monday, a new memo went out from the NSC saying that additional sanctions were under consideration, but no decision had been made.
  • Time for Action to Stop Syrian Chemical Weapons Attacks

    04/16/2018 7:01:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/16/18 | Joseph Klein
    “Will take no lessons…in international law from Russia.” Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, delivered a blunt message at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council Saturday. The meeting was convened at Russia’s request to discuss military strikes conducted by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France against key facilities supporting the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program. It was the fifth meeting of the Security Council last week regarding the reported chemical attack by the Syrian regime on the Damascus suburb of Douma on April 7th. All of the meetings were filled with hot rhetoric but...
  • Head of charity imprisoned for diverting funds to militants

    08/18/2003 10:26:03 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 315+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2003
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) &#8212; A Muslim charity leader linked by prosecutors to Osama bin Laden's terrorist network was sentenced yesterday to more than 11 years in federal prison for defrauding donors.</p> <p>Enaam Arnaout, 41, a Syrian-born U.S. citizen who said he has met bin Laden but opposes terrorism, was calm as the sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Suzanne B. Conlon.</p>
  • Nikki Haley says more sanctions against Russia coming Monday

    04/15/2018 11:26:59 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    cnn.com ^ | April 15, 2018 | Maegan Vazquez and Laura Koran
    United States' Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday the Trump administration will announce more sanctions against Russia on Monday. On CBS's "Face the Nation," Haley said the Treasury Department will announce the new sanctions and insisted the US has sent "a strong message" about the use of chemical weapons.
  • Trump's Syria Attack: Praiseworthy or Bad Precedent?

    04/15/2018 12:41:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 15, 2018 | Taylor Lewis
    It's hard to think of the last time America didn't have a wartime president. From Franklin Roosevelt on, the U.S. military has been ordered to engage in hostilities at least at one point during each administration. Donald Trump, the nationalist businessman from Queens who spoke with isolationist tones on the campaign trail, had the potential to break this cycle. Trump violated Republican orthodoxy by denouncing the Iraq War as foolish, disparaging the legacy of NATO, and decrying how much blood and treasure we've lost to Middle East nation-building. It's one year into his presidency, and things have changed. Trump, working...
  • Haley Says U.S. Won't Pull Troops Until Goals Accomplished

    04/15/2018 1:52:25 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 123 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 4-15-2018 | Haaretz
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday that the United States would not pull its troops out of Syria until its goals were accomplished. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Haley listed three aims for the United States: ensuring that chemical weapons are not used in any way that pose a risk to U.S. interests, that Islamic State is defeated and that there is a good vantage point to watch what Iran is doing.
  • Haley warns US is 'locked and loaded' if Syria uses chemical weapons again

    04/14/2018 10:05:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Saturday that the United States is “locked and loaded” if the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime uses chemical gas again in the country. Haley made the remarks at a fiery meeting of the U.N. Security Council, in which Russia and the U.S. traded barbs over the decision of the U.S., France and the United Kingdom to launch strikes in Syria on Friday in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons last week in Douma. While the Trump administration has said the strikes are now over, with Trump declaring: “Mission Accomplished!”...
  • Oil Prices Rise After Trump’s Syria Tweets

    04/11/2018 7:35:37 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-11-2017 | Para
    Oil prices soared on Wednesday morning after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted earlier in the day that Russia would better “get ready” for U.S. missiles in Syria. At 08:33 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, WTI Crude was above $66 and Brent—above the $71 mark. WTI Crude was up 0.92 percent to $66.12, while Brent Crude had jumped 0.87 percent at $71.66. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys...
  • Syria 'chemical attack': Trump pledges 'forceful' US response

    04/10/2018 12:53:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 53 replies
    bbc.com ^ | April 10, 2018 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump has promised a "forceful" response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria, as Western leaders consider what action to take. "We have a lot of options militarily," he told reporters. He added that a response would be decided "shortly". Mr Trump said the US was getting some "good clarity" on who was responsible for the incident in Douma on Saturday. Medical sources say dozens were killed in the alleged attack but exact numbers are impossible to verify. Mr Trump also discussed the incident with French President Emmanuel Macron late on Monday, and both leaders expressed a...