Today’s News Summaries June 25 2018

TRIBUTE TO CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and intellectual dynamite, dies at 68

Krauthammer at the White House in 1986.
This genius political mind will be greatly missed, but greater still is the memory of a man who was not to be defeated by challenges in his strive for excellence.

Charles Krauthammer
“The trouble when people stop believing in God is not that they thereafter believe in nothing; it is that they thereafter believe in anything. In this century, ‘anything has included Hitler, Stalin and Mao, authors of the great genocial madnesses of our time.”

PM Netanyahu at Cabinet Meeting
“I would like to conclude on a personal note. Several days ago Charles Krauthammer passed away. Charles Krauthammer was
among the greatest commentators and writers, and among the greatest supporters that State of Israel has ever had.”


ARTICLE 1 –
Top Palestinian negotiator accuses Kushner, Greenblatt of seeking to topple PA
TOI Staff

TIMES OF ISRAEL, June 23, 2018

PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat in his Ramallah office, November 23, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat on Saturday accused the US peace team of working to topple the Palestinian Authority, as the American envoys wrapped up a visit to the region aimed to push the Trump administration’s peace plan and enlist humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip.

US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, along with Jason Greenblatt, met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday following meetings earlier in the week with the leaders of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Egypt. They are expected to meet again with Netanyahu Saturday evening before returning to the US.

Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority is refusing to meet with the team, having boycotted the Trump administration since December.

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ARTICLE 2 –
PM-Kushner talks touched on helping Gaza, weakening Hamas
Inbar Tvizer and Kobi Nachshoni
YNET, June 24, 2018Speaking at weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu says in his Friday discussions with US Mideast delegation, talks centered on regional developments, peace push, and resolving Gaza’s humanitarian crisis without strengthening Hamas; ‘There was absolute support for our positions and activities.’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday morning that he had spoken to US President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and the US special Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt about how to solve Gaza’s humanitarian crisis “without strengthening Hamas.”

“We discussed the diplomatic effort, regional issues and there was a particular focus on the situation in Gaza,” Netanyahu told ministers in his opening remarks at the weekly cabinet meeting.

 (Photo: US Embassy Jerusalem)

(Photo: US Embassy Jerusalem)

Netanyahu met Friday with Kushner and Greenblatt during the nearly four-hour-long meeting, as the two American representatives wrapped up their tour of the Middle East ahead of their unveiling of the much-anticipated US peace plan.

The three discussed ways to alleviate the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, while maintaining Israel’s security, ways to advance the peace process and regional developments.

 

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ARTICLE 3 –
Hey Democrats, Your Base Doesn’t Support Catch And Release When It Comes To Illegal Aliens
Matt Vespa
TOWNHALL, June 22, 2018
As the media reports that the Trump administration overplayed their hand in the child separation drama at the border, the Democratic Party is doing the same as well. The Trump White House is enacting a tough border enforcement policy. It’s an action item that helped usher him into the Oval Office. It’s time we start enforcing our immigration laws. This should not be shocking. Yet, with 2,000 reported migrant kids being separated from their parents due to trying to enter the country illegally; the media and the Democrats have gone insane in their criticism. They’ve going full Nazi, suggesting that we’re becoming like Nazi Germany and that these detention centers, which were around before Trump was president, are like concentration camps. You can’t win with the Left. Trump signed an executive order to keep families together, but liberals said it doesn’t solve the problem; it only leads to families being detained indefinitely. Didn’t they say Trump could fix this with a swipe of his pen?…

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ARTICLE 4 –
Over 99% of Syrian refugees admitted to UK in 2017 were Muslims, despite “horrendous persecution” of Christians
Robert Spencer

JIHAD WATCH, June 24, 2018Syria was 10% Christian before the war started, and the Christian communities have been targeted for persecution. The May government, however, has its obvious priorities. It must not do anything that might offend its Muslim constituency and lose its votes, after all.

“Just one in 400 Syrian refugees Christian despite ‘horrendous persecution,’” by Camilla Tominey, Express, June 24, 2018:

JUST one in 400 Syrian refugees given asylum in the UK last year were Christians despite them being subjected to “horrendous persecution”. A Freedom of Information request found just 11 of those admitted to Britain under the Government’s flagship Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS) were Christian.

This is despite an estimated 10 per cent of the Syrian population being Christian at the start of the civil war.

The number of Christians granted asylum by Britain has slumped considerably since 2016, when 1.5 per cent were Christians.

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ARTICLE 5 –
Trump Backs Victims Of Illegal Immigrant Crime

TRUMP TRAIN NEWS (TTN), June 25, 2018

President Trump on Friday blasted what he described as a media double standard on immigration, as he honored families whose loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants and accused the press of ignoring them to focus on the plight of migrants caught crossing the border.

After a week of saturation coverage on illegal immigrant parents separated from their children — a policy Trump reversed under public and political pressure — the president stressed that so-called Angel Families have been “permanently separated.”

President Trump was at an event for ‘Angel Families’ Friday. Angel families being families affected by illegal immigrant crime. They are ignored in the media hysteria of the border, but President Trump let them know they have a friend in the White House.

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One thought on “Today’s News Summaries June 25 2018

  • June 25, 2018 at 7:31 PM
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    As the saying goes “When the leftist liberal press and the democrats learn to love America more than it hates Trump, the stage will be set for the resurgence of the great nation it once was. Their hysteria of the press in their reporting over the separation of parents from their parents in the illegal immigrant issue is a case in point – Be damned if you do and damned if you don’t! What a bun h of “wets.”
    Des Nish – South Africa

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