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"golan heights" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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Israeli drone crashes in Lebanon amid tensions with Syria
"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned both Syria and Lebanon that Israel will hold each accountable for any attack on the country emanating from their territory. He was referring to a spike in tensions along both borders. On Friday, shrapnel hit a car and a building in the Israeli held Golan Heights. Apparently a Syrian air defenses attempted to down and Israeli drone. In the Lebanon The Shiite Hezbollah militia has been hinting it will seek revenge after one of its fighters died last week in an air strike against the target in Syria, Hezbollah and others have blamed the attack on Israel. The Israeli military moved an infantry battalion to the Lebanese border in anticipation of trouble.
Israeli drone crashes in Lebanon amid tensions with Syria
"Are rising between Israel and some of her neighbors. The media lines Lawrence Rifkin has more Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned both Syria and Lebanon that Israel will hold each accountable for any attack on the country emanating from their territory. He was referring to a spike in tensions along both borders. On Friday, shrapnel hit a car and a building in the Israeli held Golan Heights. Apparently a Syrian air defenses attempted to down and Israeli drone in the Lebanon The Shiite Hezbollah militia has been hinting it will seek revenge after one of its fighters died last week in an air strike against the target in Syria, Hezbollah and others have blamed the attack on Israel. The Israeli military moved an infantry battalion to the Lebanese border in anticipation of trouble. I'm Lawrence Rifkin Town Hall News Jerusalem
Israel approves funding for new 'Trump Heights' settlement
"Sin the Israeli government approving funding for settlement that's going to be named after Donald Trump the country's cabinet approved two point three million dollars in funding to start building trump's heights in the Golan Heights the move comes on the heels of trump's decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights last March that's a B. C. news radios
Israel approves funding for new 'Trump Heights' settlement
"The Israeli government is approving funding for a settlement that will be named after Donald Trump the country's cabinet approved two point three million dollars in funding to start building trump's heights in the Golan Heights the move comes on the heels of trump's decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights in March the settlement has a population of about ten and is over thirty
Israel approves funding for new 'Trump Heights' settlement
"There's a new town with trump's name on a town in the hotly contested Golan Heights captured by Israel from Syria in nineteen sixty seven and annexed in nineteen eighty one a move seen by many in the international community as a legal the Israeli government approved funding to establish the new town that will be named trump heights after
"golan heights" Discussed on WRVA
"The beautiful Golan Heights that all Israelis were deeply moved when president trump made as a start decision to recognize Israel sovereignty over the Golan Heights therefore after the Passover holiday I tend to bring to the government a resolution calling for a new community on the Golan Heights named after president Donald J. trump it's amazing that's amazing he's been I mean troubles been amazing on the Israel stuff but I mean I better than anyone could have possibly imagined I would have never guessed it yeah not that I didn't wrong on really wrong on Israel yeah I had a nail but you would really did this that one I was disappointed you the whole time yeah it's it's incredible I mean you know step by step this entire time coming up on a year anniversary of him naming Jerusalem in opening the embassy in Jerusalem as the actual capital of the country that says it's the capital which is usually how we judge what the capital is of a country that's coming up in just a couple of weeks we've got a a great special coming up on that it is a it's one of these things where you kind of step back and think wow I mean like all the president's all these times both Democrats and Republicans who have said that they would do the things others Donald Trump has go ahead gone ahead and actually done and he deserves a lot on qualified credit for what he's done with Israel it's been incredible incredible I'm blown away by it I'm blown away and grateful really truly grateful and so obviously are the people of Israel well I mean he is not only moved the the embassy to Jerusalem where it is always.
"golan heights" Discussed on WRVA
"The beautiful Golan Heights that all Israelis were deeply moved when president trump made as a stark decision to recognize Israel sovereignty over the Golan Heights therefore after the Passover holiday I tend to bring to the government a resolution calling for a new community on the Golan Heights named after president Donald J. trump it's amazing that's amazing he's been I mean truck has been amazing on the Israel stuff but I mean I better than anyone could have possibly imagined I would have never guessed it yeah but I didn't wrong on really wrong on Israel yeah I had a nail but you would really did this that what I was disappointed you the whole time yeah it's it's incredible I mean you know step by step this entire time coming up on a year anniversary of him naming Roussel amid opening the embassy in Jerusalem as the actual capital of the country that says it's the capital which is usually how we judge what the capital is of a country that's coming up in just a couple of weeks we've got a a great special coming up on that it is a it's one of these things where you kind of step back and think wow I mean like all the president's all these times both Democrats and Republicans who have said that they would do the things others Donald Trump has go ahead gone ahead and actually done and he deserves a lot on qualified credit for what he's done with Israel it's been incredible incredible I'm blown away by it I'm blown away and grateful.
Trump's re-election campaign in a nutshell
"Daddy the replacement of the disastrous nafta trade deal with the wonderful US MCA which is definitely an exaggeration a breakthrough I mean nafta was not disastrous and also US MCA mostly mers nafta a breakthrough phase one trade deal with China messing in trade deals with Japan and South Korea withdrawal from terrible run nuclear deal cancellation of young Verrall costly Paris climate accord become the world's top energy producer recognition of Israel's capital opening the American embassy in Jerusalem and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights a colossal reduction illegal border crossings the ending of catch and release and the building of the southern border wall and that is just the beginning there is so much more you cannot defend your extreme policies open borders mass migration high crime crippling taxes socialized healthcare destruction of American energy late term taxpayer funded abortion elimination of the second amendment radical far left here is one justice and constant partisan obstruction about common sense and common good this paragraph is trumps reelection campaign in a nutshell and it is it is very likely to work because it is simply true that trumps record on the actual issues pretty good for Americans in the end that is true and Democrats are hoping that this election comes reprimand from by making this impeachment effort it starts becoming an election referendum on
Why Israeli settlements are an obstacle to peace
"Over the past half century. Israel has built hundreds of settlements or Jewish enclaves on the land it captured from Jordan in the Six Day War of nineteen sixty seven seven. This land claimed by Palestinians for their future state which is why settlements are seen by many as an obstacle to peace the president of over four hundred thousand Israeli settlers living in the West Bank basically means that a Palestinian state cannot come into being is our Israel correspondent respondent Mason Jerusalem. Many of those settlements are stuck in between the main Estonian cities and towns so contiguous state cannot exist as long as they're there and their presence also means that it was obvious that so in effect they ensure that the military occupation of the Westbank continues the the announcement came just ahead of a key date in Israel. Today is the deadline for opposition leader. Benny Ganz to build coalition bowling. September's inconclusive election Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu has already failed to form a government. Both candidates praised the trump administration's change in policy but the decision was America at odds with much of the international community. The international consensus regarding the settlements has been there in contravention of the full Geneva Convention. Attention which basically says that transfer or settlement of an occupied territory by the occupying power is against international law. And that's been the interpretation Shen of the Geneva Convention regarding Israeli settlements by most of the leading legal experts. There are some dissenting views of. Israel clings to those dissenting ending views in building the settlements. But that's been the broad consensus for decades now and so in that sense Mike Pompeo's announcement came as something of surprise. Well the competitive management didn't come as a surprise because certain elements within the administration were very pro Israel and pro the settlement lobby chief among them the US ambassador to Israel. Israel David Friedman who before becoming a master was both trump's bankruptcy la and financial backer of the settlements. They have been trying for the past three years to get a clear statement out of the administration saying that American doesn't see the settlements as being illegal and it has to be noted that in the past also the Reagan administration. Distraction made similar statements. So it hasn't always been one hundred percent clear what the American position on this has been. US public statements on settlement activities. In the West Bank have been inconsistent over decades in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight. The Carter Administration categorically concluded that Israel's establishment of civilian settlements was inconsistent with international law. However in Nineteen eighty-one president? Reagan disagreed with that conclusion. And stated that he didn't believe that the settlements were inherently l.. Legal actually most of the American administration's haven't even talked about the legality. They've called the settlements an obstacle to peace instead of diving into this rather controversial legal question so in a sense this kind of puts a finer point on kind of formalizes. Something that from the American standpoint had been kind of informally the case. What has been the case over the past three years? Because the trump administration had been very ambivalent towards the Israeli settlement activity previous administrations had condemned settlements especially the first Bush administration tried to limit funding to Israel while the tantamount building was going on the trump administration and some of its representatives have been much more friendly towards the past two years. The trump administration has made a series of statements and actions regarding the Israel Palestine conflict back in December seventeen nineteen. They announced that they recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital that in a few minutes later move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. A few months ago we had the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. And in between these. We've had a number of steps. Was the Palestinians. We had cutting off of aid various Palestinian agencies to the United Nations nations agency which works with Palestinian refugees the closure of the Palestinian mission in Washington. All these things have put out a very clear signal where the trump administration restauration stands in the conflict. And even the timing of this announcement just a couple of days before the deadline for Bennigan's to form a government. Do you think it's connected to the current political the turmoil in Israel not directly connected to the current political situation for two reasons festival. It hasn't been times as some of the previous gestures were to help Out On the eve of an election other convenient junctures it doesn't seem to have been closely coordinating with Israeli government. That seems to have been something. which was it was very much an internal decision of administration? And do you think it's significant that it was Mr Pompeo who made the announcement. Well that's probably more about American politics in parents trying to show that he's not trump in many ways and loyal to some of trump's closest advisers. I think pump is also looking beyond the horizon of the trump trump administration and shoring up his own political bias. Perhaps his own run for the White House and this is a popular move among voters who he would also be relying upon one day if he runs for the candidacy and for the White House himself and now that Mr Pompeo has made this policy reversal. What do you think the immediate impact will be the speaking? Both Israeli officials Palestinians. No one's expecting an immediate impact even though they've been promises by Netanya before the last two election campaigns of going even further annexing parts of the West Bank. All those plans on hold because it doesn't a political deadlock there's no coalition in Israel. We have Netanyahu position bet against both failing instigate a majority Israel has been building settlements or the past fifty years regardless of what the administration positions being and on the Palestinian side. They've lost lost hope in anything. Good for them coming out. The trump administration long ago so for that. This wasn't a surprise. And they're facing their daily challenges whatever someone is saying in Washington it material to them but what about the prospects for grander scale change for the notion of annexation or in the other direction a meaningful peace process so the impact is perhaps lung It won't change anything the next few weeks and months. But when finally new government is formed in Israel. If it's a right wing government then the impetus to go ahead and AMEX parts. What's the West Bank will increase? Because now they seem to have a green light from the administration and even if the new government will be more central government under Benny Gansel some other interests lita. Yep It'll be much more difficult for them to justify so these ready public making any kind of changes on the ground baptists manning so because people will say them but the Americans okay so why make any of these changes if the settlements especially the ones which are deep within the West Bank or allowed to continue to grow that means the majority patient won't end either and any prospect of Palestinian statehood will be non-existent loop Israel basically in charge of one st with millions of Palestinians without optical rights and that's not the democratic say that Israel claims and takes pride in being so it's a situation which really is ready to have a solution Lucien right now and if anything compare announcement has made a solution for that even more remote
Syrian monitor says 11 killed in Israeli strikes
"The Syrian observatory for human rights says the Israeli airstrikes targeted almost depose belonging to Iran's elite Quds force into Damascus suburbs the group says strikes also he did add base where defense units are stationed on the server side the state news agency says it's at the fence is destroyed most of the missiles before they reach their targets the Israeli ministry says the hits follow a rocket attack on the Israeli controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday I'm Charles de Ledesma
Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria; 11 reported killed
"Another headline news this morning the Israeli military says it is carried out a wide scale strike on Iranian targets in Syria following a rocket attack on the Israeli controlled Golan Heights the military says fighter jets struck dozens of targets including weapons warehouses and military bases Israel said the rocket attack on the Golan Heights was further clear proof of the purpose of Iranian entrenchment in
Trump Reverses U.S. Position on Israeli Settlements in West Bank
"The trump administration is up ended four decades of US foreign policy in the Middle East Secretary State. Mike Pompeo said yesterday that Israeli settlements are no longer violation of international law. Roughly seven hundred hundred thousand Israelis live in settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Land that is also claimed by Palestinians. Israeli leaders welcomed the trump administration's decision and Palestinians as well as nations across the world warned that the move undermines hope for a broader peace deal joining us from Tel Aviv. Is Dan Shapiro. The former. US ambassador entertain Israel under President Obama ambassador. What makes his shift in policy so important? The truth is is that it's more symbolic than actual every every administration since the Carter Administration voiced their opposition to Israeli settlement construction the West Bank without making reference to the legal question on policy grounds. What's what's important about it? However is that it seems to give green light? And that's quite different from any previous administration to significant expansion of Israeli settlement and at a time when and advocates for Israeli settlement expansion are also talking about unilateral annexation of the West Bank or portions of the West Bank. Clearly those steps would make it much much harder to ever achieve a two-state solution and since president trump has never endorsed a two-state solution. It appears to be a continuation of an effort essentially to move us away from that track and kill off that option. What reaction have you heard about this announcement in Israel and the occupied territories for many Israelis? They are appreciative of of it because at least some Israeli settlements are not particularly controversial. There consensus points in Israel. The ones that are larger and closer to the pre nineteen sixty seven. Evan borders and which most peace plans have envisioned Israel retaining a kind of a land swap but overall it's consistent with the Israeli view that settlements are not illegal under international law And so it's been received positively by both the prime minister and the leader of the opposite. And what about Palestinians. What what what about opinion in the West Bank Palestinians Certainly strongly oppose any settlement construction. They always have. They weren't thrilled with the policy of previous administrations. Either either that didn't focus on the illegal question And also didn't necessarily succeed in stopping Israeli settlement but I think they view this decision by the trump administration shen as the latest in a series of blows to the administration's ability to serve as any kind of mediator in the final days of the Obama Administration under which you served as ambassador answers Israel The US allowed the UN Security Council to pass a resolution declaring the settlements a flagrant violation of international law. If that was the feeling feeling of the Obama White House why wait until the final days of eight years of making policy to ratchet things up and that was an abstention on a resolution that the Obama Administration did not draft but came at a time when there were settlement expansions Happening every previous administration also found itself in a situation in which Security Council resolutions came before them which included language which was not identical to US policy but which ultimately abstained on and allowed to To pass because the United States has been quite isolated on this question about illegality of Israeli settlements of reasonably the rest of the world. Well Jared Kushner's peace plan it turns out to be a little more than a flashy economic program with no clear road map to peace there. Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital the relocation of the US embassy a to Jerusalem and the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic office in Washington and The declaration that the Golan Heights Israeli sovereign territory when you stack all this up up. What is US policy in the Mideast? you know the administration has Held out the prospect of plan that would lay out their policy for now on nearly three years That plans never been presented. And it's not clear at ever will be presented but every indication is that the trump administration's view of the end state of that. It hopes to see in this part of the world is Isreaeli annexation of a wide swaths of the West Bank in where settlements exist and even beyond those areas and around that isolated islands of a limited Palestinian autonomy. Are you describing a one state solution. And it's not a solution It's probably a one St outcome where we might call a binational state outcome. It also is not very sustainable in my judgment and it won't be the policy of successor administration perhaps as early as fourteen months from now if if a Democratic president takes office so elaborate on on that where do you see hope for a two state solution still it would take tremendous leadership from Israeli and Palestinians and with American support from Arab leaders to first of all convince very disillusioned public's that it's even possible. None of this possible in the current leadership constellation in fact I think a realistic policy of the next administration if it's Wants to restore the two state. Solution is the center to the American is not to say we want to achieve a two-state solution. But rather we want to find ways to stabilize it and keep it alive for later at the moment two-state solution certainly not in the cards. That risk is that it goes over the cliff and is not achievable even later when a different and boulder leadership is in place Dan Shapiro the former. US Ambassador to Israel under President Obama. Thanks very much for your thoughts. My pleasure thank thank you.
Palestinians Outraged as U.S. Softens Stance on Israeli Settlements
"Palestinians have expressed outrage after the U. nineteen states that it no longer believes that Jewish settlements in the Israeli occupied territories are illegal the announcement was made by secretary of state Mike Pompeii it reverses forty years of US policy and puts Washington at odds with the U. N. and particularly the E. U. as well the BBC's bomber flight asa is attorney is now live from Jerusalem to give us the reaction that up over what are you hearing what difference will this make a guess it depends very much on which side of the fence you're hearing this news from yeah I think the response is it is what we would expect this decision was a victory for the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and he prays did in this historic achievement he said it corrected and injustice its agencies the Jewish people had the right to live in the west bank and East Jerusalem because it was a historical homeland his opponent is political opponent Benny Gantz also welcomed the decision although some other Israeli lawmakers raised concerns that this would make of finding any sort of peace with the Palestinians even more remote and they certainly respond in that way the Palestinian officials denounced it they said that the US was not authorized to qualified to negate international law to give it legitimacy to Israeli settlements you also have some Palestinian militant groups weighing in saying this this mark to the effective end of the Oslo peace process and that the Palestinians should return to its strategy of resistance and as you mentioned the E. U. was against the move it condemned it said settlement building was illegal under international law and some democratic lawmakers also came out against the decision which does worry some Israelis because I feel it will deepen the partisan divide in the United States over Israel this is not a surprise because that you know the direction of travel full this US administration has been very much along these lines hasn't it we've seen to rescind recognizes it you know it is Israel's capital with the movement of the of the US embassy that we've had to Israel being kind of given the not over the Golan Heights as well this contest it's terra terra tree and and Mike Pompeii is saying well actually what way we've been the situation we've had on turned international law hasn't approaches piece so is there any arguments for this actually being a progressive move towards some kind of new future why isn't Mr put pay said that the state department had done a review of past US positions one of which was the initial one which found at settlements to be legal and then under Reagan they were found to be legitimate to now they decided the state department that they are not illegal although they didn't give any legal argument he didn't anyway to back that up you're right he he give more of a practical argument he said it hasn't worked this is a political problem that needs to be solved in direct negotiations rather than stymied by just disagreement over international resolutions but of course the result of that is that it will give the Israelis the upper hand because they are the stronger party and he referred specifically to Israeli courts settling this again which will not Sam get reassure Palestinians at all I mean it is consistent with the trump administration's approach the reports here that it was pushed by the US ambassador to Israel David Friedman Friedman who who's well known to support the settlement projects and the idea apparently was to raise the Obama legacy because just where he left off as he did not veto a U. N. security council resolution that said Israeli settlement activity was a flagrant violation of international law so where does this leave us I mean clearly nobody wants of the violence to escalate but you're given what you've just been telling us from both sides that seems like an inevitability sadly well what could happen is it could boost the drive for settlements and and and perhaps also for an exhortation of the settlements because that is something that Mr Netanyahu's constituency support so could give a green light to what is already happening in terms of settlement construction and planning and that was sharply increasing since president trump took office in terms of the Palestinian response aren't we may see protests possibly there was a pretty muted response to Mr trump's decision to recognize the that the Jerusalem was Israel's capital and I've asked about that and I'm told that people just don't feel if they go to the street will change anything it doesn't mean they accept it over thank you thank you seize upon our plight awesome joining us live from Jerusalem
Madoff Whistleblower Targets GE; Israel Bars Omar, Tlaib
"Felicia israel has barred u._s. congresswoman rasheeda and ilan omar from entering israel and didn't this follow pressure from president trump yup so president trump this morning had quite pointed tweet encouraging israel to go ahead and do this. There's been some conversation here in recent days that israel might back away from an announcement made last month that it would let the congresswoman in israel says the decision was mainly. I do too the lawmakers ternary but it seems like the timing between trump's very very pointed statements <hes> and the sudden reversal on israel's part. It's hard to not link them. Netanyahu faces reelection in september one of the things he's campaigned on. There's a strong relationship with president trump and president trump before his last election in april meet some moves to really help netanyahu <hes> before the vote he recognize israel sovereignty over the golan heights he president trump hosted netanyahu at the white house and i think there is some speculation here that netanyahu is counting on trump again to offer him some sort of gesture before the election shen and there's a feeling that netanyahu wouldn't wanna do anything to his trump off but officially israel says that the decision had more to do you with the tenure of the lawmakers also wasn't another factor the congresswoman support for boycotting israel. I think the deputy foreign minister made this is on israeli public radio yeah exactly so basically yes that they were their supporters of boycott divestment and sanctions movement israel pass a law recently recently that it has the authority to deny entry to the country based on those grounds <hes> excited this law when saying <hes> that they wouldn't let these lawmakers in pointed to write-in ary which they said was a visit to palestine not israel that skipped any official meetings things with with isreaeli government or opposition members <hes> in israel sites interpretation of this itinerary which made available yet they felt it was fueling the boycott movement isn't the most unusual aspect of this affair felicien sure mr trump's tweet. That's a rather unusual request. Yeah i mean it's a pretty unprecedented in unheard of move by american president president to encourage an ally to crack down on his political opponents are used to cover the seat department and i know american diplomats take care to try to keep politics politics out of international relations. Were seeing a different approach here and i think it's causing duck me a lot of concern releasing some court it diplomatic circles in israel and also in the u._s. In addition to democrats who see eve actions as intensification of a process to make israel a wedge issue felicia that's wall street journal israel and palestinian territories correspondent felicia schwartz
Kushner urges absent Palestinians to support economic plan
"The weekend jared kirschner the senior adviser the president has announced formerly his peace prosperity this is the economic plan a new vision for the palestinian people this is phase one of a multi prong approach to isreaeli palestinian peace now let me tell you something i've been working in this region for thirty years we have an office in jerusalem the fact could be hearing from david benjamin one of our senior council in our office in jerusalem later in the broadcast but i've been working in this region for a long time and about ten years ago i had the honour of sitting down with shimon peres who was in the president of israel for a lengthy discussion at his residence about peace between the israelis and palestinians and he mentioned then in great detail the economic impact water food medicine you're looking at a fifty billion dollar increase or fifty billion dollar investment over a ten year period into the palestinian areas that would be gaza and the p the palestinian west bank we call the west bank to revitalize the economy revitalize healthcare revitalize education Revitalize. economic development put in place safeguards for the rule of law for contract rights a prosperous economy will do the most to eliminate terrorism a people that are healthy tend to not send their children to kill other people's children it that simple now initially mock mood abbasi said he would not meet and then about an hour later i'm reading you the headline of boss as we are ready to return to the negotiating table then the reason they're ready ready to return to the negotiating table is they have to when you're looking at a fifty billion dollar investment coming from a variety of sources including neighbors jordan egypt saudi arabia that impact alone is very very significant yet those three countries alone that jared kushner bitch jordan egypt and lebanon were not going to let mock buddha boss mess this up for them miss this opportunity for them they are much more powerful that he overseas sliver of territory they oversee nations like lebanon egypt and jordan and with this total play that will be announced and presented tomorrow in bahrain the fact that the u._s. and the trump administration which is very pro israel i want i just want to underscore this recognized the first president to recognize jerusalem is the capital of israel this weeks ago recognized the golan heights as part of the jewish state of israel is able to gather together through through the backing of the gulf states they've got plenty of money and we'll make some of these investments egypt and jordan and lebanon to put the pressure of the palestinians to get back to the goshi table for money that will never get into the pockets of makalu boss these are business loads again it investments this is not a government to government great it's not like the u._s. is going to be taking your taxpayer dollars giving fifty billion dollars over to the palestinian authority that needs to be made clear these people that would be applying for loads for infrastructure and peace and peace is ultimately what all israelis even the most hawkish railly's see with the palestinians they've got bigger issues they've got iran to deal with they've got hezballah to deal with at hamada's to deal with the they don't need to be dealing more with the west baked palacios authority there should be peace there at econ economic growth access to good hospitals
"golan heights" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"To drive a truck that it was important to me. We're we were changing people's lives. And this is just the beginning. If we really, really dig deep into energy independence, and more. It's going to be great for raising the standard of living for Americans. Now, what was the president's position on Israel and Jerusalem? Yeah, he did that to then they moved the capital from Tel Aviv, and Golan Heights. Yeah. He did that too. And he promised to get out of the Iranian deal. These sanctions are largely responsible for the Iranians actions. Now off their coasts than these two tankers that got hit. That was them. That was the revolutionary guard. And now taking out a draw. Tone in American drone in international waters. The president's very clear that he doesn't wanna get into long entanglements were less likely to have that happen because we are where we are today. He said, oh, yeah. Ran made a very big mistake shooting down that US drone in international waters over the straits Hormuz, and he said, no, I'm not going to stand for that the same time he left open the possibility. He opened a door. He opened the door that said, you better take responsibility blame somebody because if you don't stop, they're going to be hit so hard so fast and nobody's going to know the moment it's going to happen. That's my prediction, and he said, these comments along Canadian alongside Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau find it hard to believe. It was intentional could have been someone who has loosened stupid, you know, acting on their own. Now, does the president really believes that I don't my guess is no. No. But I think the president is giving them an opportunity to think, because if the weight, the might the power the majesty even of the United States. Military is unleashed the way I think Donald Trump would do it versus the way say, more conventional, or establishment, presidents would do it. I think he is going to bomb the living daylights out of them now. That's my thinking on it, but he's not gonna let you know, and he said this mistake, and we're not going to stand for it. And one thing I think if let's look at the president's track record does. He mean what he say. What he says. Yes. Does he fulfilled promises? Yes. Does he want long international entanglements in the Middle East? No, a we less vulnerable in terms of now that we've become energy independent for the first time in seventy five years, it's less important house, but it is an opportunity. And I think the president's more than prepared for it, and how this plays out is going to be in the mullah's hands. Do they do they are they smart enough to take the slight opening Trump as giving them or do they get bombed to smithereens? I don't know. Because I think that's what the options will be. Hey, by the way, don't be fooled by these imitator companies that say, oh, they're going to get you out to your timeshare because they're phonies and it, you know, what really pisses me off because just like fake news. Well, they're trying people actually using my name because I'm friends with, and I support Brian, and Karen at lonestartransfer dot com. Oh, Sean Hannity endured. No, he doesn't I only support Brian, and Karen at lonestartransfer dot com. Their friends. I know them. So if you hear anyone else told you that I support her endorsed, a company that fake news, too, because I've been saying for years, that, you know, whatever state you wanna go to Florida, Texas. You know, Brian and Karen are in Texas. Let me tell you something you're in a timeshare. You're paying all this money, every year you never use it. In other words, you like Linda, who bought it, what almost twenty years ago, and you want to get out of it, legally.
Israel renames Golan Heights town in honor of Trump
"There's Trump Tower Trump hotels and Trump golf courses, but Israel is going one step further with Trump town, Trump heights. Is it new Jewish settlement in the disputed Golan Heights Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu honoring President Trump for recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the area. US ambassador to Israel David Friedman was at the ceremony Sunday. I think President Trump will be honored to be in that the small cadre of heroes of Isreaeli heroes critics are calling it a publicity stunt. And right now, Trump heights is just a sign featuring the American and Isreaeli flags, and of course, gold trim and
Trump Heights: Israeli Settlement in Golan Named After US President
"A Jewish settlement settlement in in the the Israeli Israeli controlled controlled Golan Golan Heights Heights has has been been renamed renamed Trump Trump heights heights US US ambassador ambassador to to Israel, Israel, David David Freedman Freedman thanked thanked Prime Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu. Promoting to cabinet meeting. Ordinary gesture instead of Israel are making to the president United States. The new name was to thank President Trump for recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the area. You're listening to USA radio news
Syria, Israel Exchange Fire Amid Tension, 3 Syrians Killed
"Deadly flare ups in the Middle East. Israel's prime minister ordering airstrikes on Syrian military positions early Sunday in response to Syria filed projectiles, ABC's Jordana Miller is in Jerusalem is really fighter. Jets overnight attacked Syrian regime military assets on the Golan Heights, including artillery, batteries and an air defense unit. These really army said it was a response to two rockets fired on northern Israel Saturday night. One landed in an open area, this series of server, Tori, for human rights said the idea of also bombed Iranian and Hezbollah positions near Damascus. Those have been common targets for Israel in the past Syrian state media said three of its soldiers were killed and seven
Israeli military says 2 rockets fired at Israel from Syria
"In the Middle East. The second flare up between Israel and Syria and a week. Israel says its aircraft struck Syrian army targets to retaliate to the for the firing of two rockets into the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, Syrian state TV reports three of its soldiers were killed. It's not clear who fired the two rockets, but the Israeli military holes the Syrian army
"golan heights" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"Chali, you just got back from Israel. What do you think of that? Statement by the prime minister, all I love it. People don't realize that the teacher imports Golan Heights. The Golan Heights mountain it still region that for years controlled by Syrian Paris and the lot bit in rockets into Jewish communities and during the conflict in the nineteen sixties I believe it was sixty seven war when the idea is really pushed back to countries that invaded them on their most holy day. They reclaimed the Golan Heights actually instrumental ports piece anti-cook back to go on hyphen that Hillary there's been less rockets terrorist attacks networks as president recognize Israel sovereignty over that land and the more important in more reason to celebrate now one of the towns being named after our president. I wish America loved Donald Trump is much of your life. Now. This. This is my next question. So I just in the break. I watched the video of your event last night with the Don jR, and with Kim to Guilfoil, and you the three of you when the event started men did they show you a lot of love at the university of Pennsylvania that was quite a standing ovation. I don't know if you as much of a recognizable rockstar in the Middle East. But how did when when when when America came up when you're talking to Israelis when Donald Trump came up show with a little bit about what you heard from cousins in the Middle East. They love Donald Trump get I mean, look, the the president has story way American interests and Israel's interest also out his presidency. Let it be canceling the Aram deal moving the embassy to Jerusalem. Funding the Palestinian Authority, not allowing rainy oil waivers purchased anymore. The open market, which is just us win in the last week. Go to go keeps by pieces foreign policy agenda and always on the side of America. On the side of western civilization, and Israel and all those things are one in the same. If you love freedom. Love America liberties, freedom expression, commerce, enterprise, private property rights freedom, you know, all the freedom to be joined the west you must love Israel. And it is the one beacon of hope in a region that they see tyranny on that does not respect the rights of people are free expression, democracy or have Republican any forms and the president deserves substrate recognition for his courageous and repeated fan by Israel, our greatest ally in the Middle East if not the world, and it's just really amazing, Dr Gorka amount of vitriol and hatred. That is thrown even within our own country towards the president. And all they love President Trump. They love courage conviction. They loved his moral clarity. And I think some Americans can learn to appreciate our president more. When they see you know, how the people that really appreciate. What he's done for their country for man, who's probably giving at least a thousand speeches in the last two years. You you've got a good way with woods that c- of tyranny Charlie cook in the last sixty seconds. We have left show with our listeners. What are you doing tonight with twenty point USA tonight? We are at our final lead here at the university of Missouri. Nothing controversial ever happens here of cars. Couple years might remember a lot of campus protest that the nation actually rich this here with candy. Brandon Tatum are turning point USA Coleman issue of our campus class series coming right up against graduation. As many of your listeners probably preparing for right now and this out of the end part spring series of our campus clash, and then we'll be on our summer program where Dr you're speaking at a couple of events, I am, but my well, I don't I assume you're going to be showing up that tell me what you just tell me win. Board. You're always there and always invited. It's always on a pleasure. This will you give the America's team our love to Candice Owens, be safe for keep doing the Lord's work and bringing the principles of the Republic back to the next generation..
Netanyahu Seeks to Name a Golan Heights Settlement for President Trump
"City. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to thank President Trump for fishery recognizing is really sovereignty over the the golden heights Netanyahu says he'll advance a resolution to name a new settlement in the territory after Trump has government has already said that it would name a train station after the US president Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria and the nineteen sixty seven meaty war an annex territory
"golan heights" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Wow. Unbelievable. News roundup information overload hour of interesting few weeks, Saami Horowitz had as his work took him to a major Duke UNC conference where you can hear and he'll explain in more detail and was exposed to it actually filmed open anti semitism that we've talked a lot about congresswoman, Omar and others and the comments variant antisemitism on the rise. Not just that America, but sadly in the halls of congress throughout Europe and now on tape at this particular conference, and literally, you know, he has traveled the world himself. He's embedded himself in Palestinian groups. And even with terrorists member, he did the he joined the migration to Europe in Germany when he got in boats and Greece and Turkey and on me was pretty shocked to see this open hatred for the. Jewish people here in the US. And then he puts it on YouTube and YouTube took down him, exposing hate speech, which is in on an of itself. Unbelievable. To me, I'm Horowitz. Are you? View Shama, man. I it was amazing. And I'm very grateful and thankful that the people of Israel reelected, prime minister Netanyahu in a in a really simple election. All the polls had it wrong as they usually do, but he's been a voice of moral clarity on the world stage now for a long time and to lose that voice, especially at a time when the United States and Israel have never been closer as President Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the rightful capital of of Israel and Golan Heights as the territory of Israel, very important important distinctions that other presidents said they would do but never did. All right. So you go to do this and the this UNC conference. Let's want to paint the picture bring us into what's going on. I heard about this conference that was going to be about Gaza. But as we all know, these things always end up being, you know, Israel bash fast. Even though they're, you know, major university conferences. So I went to see what I cover in fine. Of course found that. It was a whitewash of HAMAs way wash attacked Israel at every turn. But that unfortunately, was not what shocked me which shocked me was this volved into open an obvious and gusting every semitism Homer near used to be maybe a few years ago that when people were attacking Israel debate, whether or not only attacking Israel, not other countries that make you an committee. I think it does. But. Could have pretended that it really was about Israel, not about us that has all gone away over the last few years and the only good news adoring over lining is that we see who these people are for what they really are. So I got this conference. The main of that you played a part of what he was saying name of the main entertainment for the night Palestinian rapper who by the way, the New York Times a few days later, not knowing he made these comments to release to get had this fawning article about him how wonderful years and how how great he is for first cosmic community got up there and wrapped openly at openly. He says this is my song and the whole audience is giving them repeated standing ovations. It was absolutely disgusting. As they watched by the way, the head of this of this conference who works at universal Carolina banning they're watching with a big smile on his face, Sean. One of the most repulsive that ever witnessed in my life. What's the worst that you heard there and explain in detail? I mean, it was it was all awful. Actually, I wanted to get a sense from the from the professors the students administrators were attending what there's us about not Israel Jews. So I used one of the most offensive damaging troops that has ever existed about Jews that Jews are money to control governments. Okay. I asked him Jewett Jewish money, not Israel Jewish money control, the US government. And I would say I spoke to probably thirty forty people. And I would say I'm only thirty four people two people said, I don't really think so everybody else. Absolutely. And totally agreed with that statement. Okay. It was absolutely insane. It was incredible. And it was unbelievable that this is exactly what the response was getting from the students professors administrators, you know, so you hear about this conference going on and. You know, this is what you do. And this is what you really good at. And you have a lot of courage to go into this environment. I was really insulted. You know, when this I knew your Jewish ship like what you know with all due respect. I can tell. Valid the worst of it. Then then I'd be okay with it. But I mean, you're you expect and you know, there's you expect these attitudes from Neo Nazis or these insane white nationalists. But or radical Islamists that believe in this extreme sharia that chant death to America death to Israel burn the American flag? Burnley Isreaeli flag, or some of the propaganda that kids HAMAs. They even have cartoons that he shouldn't doctrinaire young children into hating the Jews when they two and three in the eye. Doctor made some kids the, you know, that it's okay, we'll strap bombs on you to kill innocent people, and you know, Allah await you in heaven with seventy two virgins and parents allow their children and encourage their children sometimes to do this. Yes. This. You don't expect it from the halls of congress and the halls of academia and the big lie. That's out there. The big lie that all everybody agrees that end to this on the rise. But they all somehow to audit all in two thousand sixteen which is the biggest lie the growth that we know that that Neo Nazi don't make Jews won't be. Thanks a lot. I didn't realize that. But the grows ninety semitism on our college campuses. And it's coming from the left almost exclusively our college campuses from the left and they're doing nothing about it. Look you looking at at the leadership of people in the left our shit to leave. The Omar are not just to freshman congressman, they are dictating the policies of the democrat party, which is why most major candidate for president wouldn't even go to a pack a BI partisan organization for Israel. They wouldn't go there because essentially they got their marching orders from shoot til leave allow no more and the rest of their disgusting. Proof. You know, let me play because I really we we've had these anti semitic comments, for example, a congresswoman Omar, and the the more recent controversy about and something happened about nine eleven, and well, we lost three thousand nearly three thousand Americans that day because radical Islamist, you know, thought that this attack on America was something good that they were doing and that they were trained to believe is a good thing. Let me let me play her remarks. Was founded after nine eleven that's not true because day recognize that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access.
"golan heights" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"But you know, I I also I think in a way that that let's supporters of liberal democracies and believers in capitalism off the hook a little bit because they're people reacting to something that's real. It's not all racism. It's not all you know. It's a rational choice on the part of a lot of people to essentially take a hammered to a system that they think is not serving. Well. Yeah. I think that. Distrust in. I mean some cases hatred of the establishment is something you see on the left and the right. I mean, look at France, the yellow vest protests started with this additional tax on fuel. But really is a collection of grievances that have to do with economic inequality. A lot of people in charge have been asleep at the switch when it comes to. Getting healthcare, you know, wages going up taking care of people in countries, not just in the US, but across the across the globe in this is a backlash there. Couple of other things going on that we should touch on one of them will probably air this discussion the day before the election, and Israel, and what were your observations of that Beebe made the obligatory stop at the Oval Office in the filed as of his campaign PB Netanyahu. I mean, it's interesting to watch Trump is obviously giving BB every bit of support. He can he delivered. This this pledge let Israel control the Golan Heights during that visit in the Oval Office. We'll see if it worked. I mean. Israeli politics are weird because you have so many different parties, and they have a very low threshold to get seats in the Knesset. I think it's like two and a half percent or something like that. So basically you need a whole bunch of little parties to win. And then you forge a coalition with them. And then you can take control. That's why BB made this deal recently, honest. Yeah. Nasty only racists they've been compared to Nazis is really party. And so the threshold between victory for BB and defeat is so small, and it's so diffuse among the country that it's impossible to predict I think. You know, obviously, I'm not a Netanyahu fan. I would love see Benny in this coalition win. But I don't think that's going to fundamentally change the prospects for peace hopeful. I don't know it will do to the US Israel relationship. But you know, the the trajectory politically is is not great. It's to the right. Yeah. Well, conce as in service of his candidacy has been pretty hawkish on on the Palestinians and the and the peace process, right? Yeah. I mean, he's attacking for sensually, not bulldozing a Palestinian village, right? There's a lot of really. Disconcerting things happening in that campaign. We're about Venezuela. I mean. I fear that that as a ticking time the people in Venezuela are in the most desperate situation. You could imagine nothing has changed since the international community led by the Trump White House recognize one Guido as the new president. But they rolled out this big diplomatic play and Madero still in power in the military has not peeled off in Ghana Guido side. And so the question is whether Trump will get pushed to do more and more and more. And you know, they float this all options around the table. They float the prospect of military intervention. I don't think anybody could idea. But if you see the state as you see Venezuela's government collapse. I mean, you wanna talk about a caravan. There's going to be a migration crisis like nothing we've ever seen. It's going to destabilize neighboring countries like Colombia, it's it's a ticking time, it's a huge problem. Yeah. On that subject the decision to I don't know if it'll be executed. But to cut off aid the suggestion of cutting off aid to the Central American countries from where much of this migration. Scamming seems it either is counterproductive or it is productive. If you want to exacerbate what is already a serious situation at the border. That's that's my analysis to I mean, basically Trump threatened to cut off five hundred million dollars in aid to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and that money is is to make.
"golan heights" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The president of the United States, President Trump has been without a doubt, the most pro Israel presidents in American history. There's really no question about this recently, the president recognized the Golan Heights as is sovereign Israeli territory, which of course, it is joining us on the line to discuss all of this is Tony, but he's a research fellow at the foundation for defense of democracy. Tony thanks so much for joining the Ben Shapiro show. Mark letter, thanks for having me. So Tony you can explain for folks, what exactly is the Golan Heights. Why was it important? What President Trump did? With regard to the Golan Heights. So the Golan Heights is a strategic plateau that borders, Syria, Israel is Israel's border with with with Syria. And this has been basically before Israel took its in a defensive war in nineteen sixty seven used to be used to shell Israeli citizens and and to launch attacks against Israeli citizens in nineteen sixty seven in a in the sixties war, Israel, ends up taking the plateau and in nineteen Eighty-one, basically extended Israeli laws and defacto an b. The the territory so for the longest time, it was the physician that that this was this territorial dispute would be resolved through peace talks between the Syrian government, which is basically the Assad family, which we've seen what has done over the last decade to its own people. And this will be resolved through peace talks. And that the Syrians would somehow get back the territory what President Trump has said. Now with this decision is that this is not going to be the case anymore. This is Israeli territory. It's not going to be a returned to a client of the Iranians and a terrorist sponsor regime that murders its own people. And this has been this is the right decision that should have been actually done many many years ago. I'm Tony their critics. Of course, who suggests that President Trump in hock to the Netanyahu government that somehow he's doing their bidding this is sort of the contention made by people like L Hannah. Mar who obviously is an anti Semites. What what do you make of that criticism? President Trump's great warmth toward the state of Israel. No, I think this is leading what whatever benefit Israel gets from this. This is actually a move that is in the US national interest for first of all it aligns US policy with reality. Which is a very important thing it grounds. Yes. Policy in reality. The re- the park Richie of the people who are saying that well, we shouldn't have acknowledged it in public. Even though we know that Israel was never going to return. The plateau is quite a remarkable position. Basically, it's wants US policy to be a schizophrenic into always imply legitimacy of the Israeli position. Even as we basically, wink and nod at it, so President Trump to his credit said, no, no, no, we are going to align. American policy with reality and the sooner US interests because America's interests is to create an order of allied state. That advances common interests in the region against common adversaries, obviously, the Iranians are are the number one such adversary. But also you've been there all your adversaries in the region, including the Russians and the Russians were trying to position themselves on the Golan Heights. To the mediator between Israel and the Assad regime, and they're going to use the prospect of future negotiations between Israel and the butcher in Damascus to rehabilitate, the Assad regime, and this is something that the Assad family has used since the nineteen since the nineteen nineties. It's not before whenever it wanted to get the negotiations with Israel would kind of get out of free get out of jail free card for them. There were there were a Soviet client and an Iranian ally. And a state sponsor of terror. But every time they said, hey, we want to negotiate with Israel, everyone treated them as though they were a legitimate normal government. Well, of course, they continued sponsoring Hezbollah in Lebanon, and for Nash in Gaza Strip and so on so forth. So all of that now is off the table. President Trump has taken all of that off the table as far as America's concerned and wreck aligned American policy with reality. Tony tunnel. For you here. We only have about a minute left. What is what do you make of the current status of ISIS, obviously, the collapsed territorially, but there's still a lot of ISIS fighters. Where do we stand with regard ISIS? Basically, they're like you said, they're territorial grip is is effectively finished. So I mean, there might have been pockets now were they might turn into some sort of like a terror hit and run strikes. We are basically going to continue with the policy that we've had in Syria of working with some local allies there to make sure that they continue hunting after them. But basically, I think it's important that we realized that that's not no longer in wasn't really ever the strategic priority for the United States in Syria strategic priority for the United States is always Iran. And this is why Golan decision again is a strategic decision that aligns that basically furthers American interest before it even further. Israeli Tony thanks so much for joining us, Tony, but drum of the foundation for defense of democracy. Appreciate your time coming up. We're gonna be talking about the latest on.
"golan heights" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"The full report will be coming out in the next couple of weeks. They said weeks, not months. That's good news. We've got the Golan Heights declaration at the beginning of the week. We have the green new deal vote in the United States Senate going down. We have the attempt to override the president's declaration of national emergency failing. So there's a lot to talk about we're gonna get and we're getting a lot of phone calls and comments as well. Let's go to Robert calling in Maryland. Robert, welcome to the broadcast. You're on. Yeah. Hi, doing Jay. I wanted to ask you, a what's your opinion about president Donald Trump's declaration of the Golan Heights is actually a geographical part of the nation of Israel from our strategic standpoint as well as from an Old Testament biblical standpoint knowing that that's a part of the boundaries that God has given the nation of Israel. Yeah. So yeah, I wrote that I did that book called Jerusalem on that very topic. And I mean, it's clear scriptural each extremely clear and under international law. It's also clear that this is now the sovereign property of the the Jewish state the state of Israel. Now, what's interesting here is that's the position of the Israeli government that this is their land. It's not extraterritorial at that point, the international community has disputed this international law supports that it's their land. But I will tell you from the president issue that I was able to be there for a portion of this and was actually with the prime minister of Israel and mayor Giuliani and the president and. It's a moving moment. And then the president was kind enough to give me on the really for all of you. We're putting it up on the screen right now. This the declaration. So I think he signed a dozen of them like they normally do any pattern which I am treating it is a biblical archaeological fine right now because I'm going to get it back to the office in one piece and get it protected forever for generations to come. So I think it was a huge move. It was tremendously successful. I think it is going to help in the peace process because you take these issues off the table, the Golan off the table Jerusalem as the capital of Israel off the table. It's going to an end in the Arab world wants to see a resolution to this. I think taking these things off will help any moving on congress. There is going to be movement in congress there's legislation, but I think Jay first of all you set it up by saying I mean, this has been lip service from the United States since nineteen seventy five it has been semantically the position of the United States, but no administration has been willing to officially designated. So I think you accurately describe it as taking an issue off the table making it clear, reunited states, stands j two pieces of legislation one in the house. One of the Senate sponsored by Senator Cruz and Mike Gallagher in the house. They would essentially echo that position. And here's the reason that that's important. The president has the authority to do what he didn't designated. He doesn't need congress to follow suit. But j if they pass these two pieces of legislation what it will do is define Israel in any appropriations or any legislation that passes through congress as including Golan Heights. So what does that practically mean, it means we in the United States sends foreign aid Israel when it sends military aid to Israel. It can be used for and in the Golan Heights j I expect that to clear the United States Senate sometime in the coming weeks. The question will be will speaker Pelosi put it on the floor of the house. I hope she will. I think she might really I do only if there's pressure from the American people, but I think this is an eighty twenty issue for the American people. I think she's gonna feel some pressure to do what would the legislation look like it'd be this exact legislation. The MIR legislation to center cruises says it's the sense of the house that the Golan Heights belong. Things to Israel, and the most important part of that Jay will be that final closing part that puts Golan Heights squarely in the definition of Israel for all future pieces of legislation that could get eighty twenty support. I think it weird voted on in the house. I think you'd only have a dozen or two that actually voted against the scheduling it is the key. You think she'll do it? I'm hopeful. All right. We're gonna work on that. Or right. We have not right. All right. Very good. One eight hundred six eight four thirty one ten Scots calling from Colorado on line five. Hi, scott. Hi, guys. Thank you for Michael J and hair fan. I think you're all correct. The way I see this as the left is guilty of an old legal trip. He can't find someone guilty of the courtyards. What's in this case? It's collusion. Look her guilt in an ancillary charge like obstruction, and I think Trump saw through this this false foundation and Komi was fired not because of obstruction. But because of his corruption he was wed to the other side. Well, look first of all it was in the prerogative of the president under article to determine James call me if you wanted to he did that. Now, what's interesting about the obstruction issues because there's a lot of attention has been paid to that one line in the in the where we're Bill bar quotes Robert Muller's report where he says while we did not find that the president Gaijin criminal conduct. We also Don don't exonerate. I said this on Chris Cuomo's program. He does his job is not to exonerate number one. That's not what the prosecutor does either bring a case or they don't. And then there was a very interesting line in the of course, then the attorney general the deputy attorney general in the office of legal counsel determined. There was no obstructive conduct. That's a pretty that's a pretty great exoneration. But there's also interesting line in there where Bill bar quoting again. The the special counsel says that Bob Muller team put together saying these raise the obstruction you raise difficult questions of law. In fact, in Harry, when you've got difficult questions a law. In fact, you don't bring the case, I think that's absolutely cracked and one of the things that we should keep in mind. Is the news conference at which James Komi, essentially, exonerated, Hillary Clinton in two thousand sixteen that was not James commes job. And so we can actually let me one second here. Let fish we actually said what he did to secretary Clinton was wrong. I should've never happened. Go ahead. Absolutely. So our position has always been consistent. And so in this particular case, if there's insufficient evidence to charge anyone that constitute an effective vindication or exoneration, and it's very important to note that Bill bar and rod Rosenstein and the office of the legal counsel within the department of Justice looked at the obstruction of Justice claim, and there was no legal basis for bringing such a claim beyond that, of course. The Muller team, basically destroyed the narrative that Trump and the Trump campaign actually colluded with the Russians indeed they found zero evidence that anyone from the Trump campaign engaged in collusion. So if there's no collusion, then the fundamental question becomes how can there be obstruction of Justice? Now, I know technically from a legal perspective, you can claim obstruction of Justice, even if there's no underlying crime, but the reality from a moral perspective is if there's no underlying crime there should not be an obstruction of Justice charge. And there was clearly insufficient evidence to do so. I completely concur. Here's what's interesting. I just looked at the clock. And there's only a minute and thirty seconds left in the first hour. This program has gone. So I will say that was a fast, thirty minutes radio. I'm glad we have another thirty minutes ago, by the way, we're adding new stations to the hour long format every single day. Let me encourage you to stay with us. If you're on Facebook periscope. We encourage you to share it with your friends when it reached some of those Facebook and periscope questions during the break. So we'll get those in. But also let me encourage you to give us a call at eight hundred six.
"golan heights" Discussed on WJR 760
"Franks producer. Chris Renwick gets the nod once again to sit in for Frank today on this Friday is Frank enters week number two coming up of his. Well deserved. Well, earned vacation time. Alrighty, dick a couple of things here. And that is. I I don't think the president gets any. Recognition for things that he has done that had been talked about by a number of other presidents and said was needed for years. And nobody else did it. He first moved the US embassy to Jerusalem, if he'd been talked about nobody else did it. He did it. And now the United States is recognizing Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights. Again, talked about nobody did it. He has done it. Yet. I think if you would ask the Jewish community overall, they're not supportive of this president no more, according to surveys more than two thirds of American. Jewish voters have voted for Democrats going back a long time and more than two thirds voted for Clinton and more than two thirds voted for Obama. Interesting for sure. Why is the Golan Heights important? Well, if you've been there, and we broadcast from there a couple of times from Israel of the years and seeing the area whoever is controlling Golan Heights is up above. And if it's the it's the height the it's like shooting fish in a barrel right up above. Yeah. And you know, in a disputed territory where rockets are are aimed at Israel from time to time and hit hit is rarely targets. This is war college one. Oh, one war college one zero run Paul W capture the high ground. It's very simple military strategy is that's what the Chinese are doing on the moon, by the way, but capture the ground. Very simple. Did you hear what? Did you hear what you just said? Did you hear what Mr. Hefner said see we just it's the tip of the iceberg that you get with Mr. Hefner, if you know what dick Hafner and the Chinese are doing. Oughta oughta host this show sometime when I'm gone. And let him talk about the Chinese going to the moon. So that they have the leverage of raining terror on the United States or anywhere else. They wanna do it. Oh, that's what the Chinese are doing there on the other side of the moon where we don't have satellites building facilities that that. I promise you are our military facilities. That's why they're going to the moon, and it's very good strategy. Yes. It's very simple from. From Hannibal on down to general Patton capture the high ground. Very simple. And nobody else has been talking about that. But no, Richard. No, that's true. You have insight you, keep out of your news casts. Let it out here. Others could dispute that but but I promise you. That's what's going on. It's an end the Golan Heights captured the high ground.
"golan heights" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Welcome to democracy now democracy now dot org. The Warren peace report, I mean, me Goodman. The partial government shutdown is now in its third week is the impasse over President Trump's demand for five point seven billion dollars in border wall. Funding shows no signs of bathing over the weekend. Trump threatened to call a national emergency. If no agreement is made or look at it as you'll Burgess because we have emergency just read the papers. We have a crisis at the border of drugs of human beings being faffing all over the world coming through. And we have a absolute crisis and criminals and gang members coming through. It is national security. It's. Casual in Jerusalem. Rather democratic lawmakers swiftly condemned. The idea calling into question the gallery of the move chairman of the house intelligence committee, Adam Schiff called the idea anon- stored or Sunday saying quote, if Harry Truman couldn't nationalize the steel industry during wartime. This president doesn't have the power to declare an emergency and build a multibillion dollar wall on the border on Sunday. Trump said he pushed for the construction of steel barrier. Instead of concrete, presenting the ideas, a compromise for Democrats. He also repeated the idea Mexico would pay for the wall through the US MCA trade deal, which would create billions in revenue for the United States. The USC has yet to be ratified by congress federal agencies have been ordered to suspend plan pay raises for top administration officials. Amidst the ongoing shutdown the raises had been set to go into effect on Sunday after a long standing pay freeze for senior officials lap. I eight hundred thousand federal workers have either been furloughed or have been working without pay since the government shutdown started three hundred eighty thousand furloughed workers will not receive backpay and Trump cancelled their January first raise in Jerusalem. National security adviser John Bolton said US military withdrawal from Syria would happen only after ISIS is defeated and Turkey would guarantee they would not try to destroy US trained Syrian Kurdish fighters. Bolton's comments contradicted. Trump's initial announcement from December nineteenth ordering an immediate withdrawal. And declaring the US had one against ISIS at a cabinet meeting last week. Trump also contradicted. His December announcement stating I never said fast or slow Bolton also said the US would absoulutely assure the security of Israel and other regional allies Bolton set to meet with officials in Turkey today while at a joint news conference with Bolton the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cold. On the US to recognize his really sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. Go up to Golan Heights. Again, depending on the weather, the Golan Heights is tremendously important for security, and I think that. When you're there you'll be able to understand perfectly. Why will never leave the Golan Heights? And why it's important for that all countries recognize Israel sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Israel next, the Golan Heights hundred nineteen Eighty-one after capturing the territory from Syria during the nineteen sixty seven war, but the international community does not recognize it sovereignty and November the US said it planned to vote against you and resolution calling for Israel to end its occupation of the Golan Heights in Yemen. A US air strike killed one of the suspected masterminds behind the suicide bombing of the USS Cole in two thousand which killed seventeen sailors and wounded at least forty others al-qaeda militant Jamal Badawi was indicted on terrorism charges in two thousand three but twice escaped prison in Yemen. The airstrike, and I'll always death which reportedly occurred on January. I was confirmed Sunday in tweets by President Trump and US central command. Meanwhile, Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney announced he was resigning Saturday. Sweeney's resignation comes just over two weeks after Mattis step down as secretary of defense publicly rebuking Trump's foreign policy moves he's the third senior Pentagon official resigned since Trump announced the US with withdraw troops from Syria. Pentagon spokesperson Dana white also left her position last week. Why was being investigated for ethics violations? At the time of her departure in France, the yellow vest. Protesters took to the streets again over the weekend on Saturday group of protesters and Paris, rammed a forklift into a government ministry building while violent confrontations between some demonstrators and police took place in the capital..
"golan heights" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Between the top Poland's in the UN buffer zone. The hustle of Jolan who, and insanity you could kill him. One displaced past who asked not to be named described a humanitarian crisis there. Last week, he said Syrians, not asking Israel to let them enter the occupying garland, but they were demanding humanitarian protection. People have been displaced multiple times and confused desperate. He added can help in here to him. The Israeli provided Syrians near its borders with humanitarian aid in the much publicized operation, good neighbor. It has even taken people into its hospitals for medical treatment, but it has refused Syrians entry through the Golan Heights to claim a sign by contrast of the countries neighboring the warzone I've taken in millions of refugees over the past seven years. Even the white helmets search and rescue volunteers who are Accu it'd in a one off of ration- through Israel. Last week did not stay put they moving onto Germany, Britain and Canada. Many of the displaced people on the Golan front have decided to move to rebel-held territory in northern Syria that they face the likelihood of more aerial bombardments and equally bad living conditions. All the while authorities in Jerusalem keen for the United States took knowledge the occupying Gerland as this really territory that fluid America's contentious recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital loss winter, the country is making the most sympathetic Trump administration. For the moment. It is safe to say that the contested Gerland will remain literal and metaphorical minefield. It is unlikely that the territory will come under the control of Damascus. Again, anytime soon, Israel will continue to attack uranium positions in Syria, displaced Syrians will continue to suffer and the cows of the girl on who continue to negotiate the landmines. For Monaco in the golden heights. I'm Lizzy porter..
"golan heights" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"The Golan Heights and nothing if not surreal. It is rarely settlement of Maryland tan-colored beef cow stumble between minefields yellow signs in Arbat, Hebrew and English won't humans and the cattle a few kilometers away at number tall, Italian, Japanese, and Israeli tourists crowd onto a hilltop viewpoint. It is complete with the pizza restaurant and a strange display of metal cutouts of gun-toting soldiers visit his gaze at the app notice below to the war in Syria. Just a few kilometers further away a plume of black smoke rises in the distance. Israel seized most of the Golan Heights from Syria in the nineteen sixty seven six day war. When the two enemy states later signed disengagement treaty of the land, then US secretary of state ten Kissinger said he hoped it would bring peace to the region this country. Retrieves suffered so much. And of the people. That has suffered so much. Okay, could be greater than the possibility of a true and lasting peace, but Israel, late Mexico, a move considered illegal by the international community. Jerusalem insists it has a right to control the mountainous plateau. It is not just highly strategic land because I, I saw and water rich. Meanwhile, the residents have repeatedly protested these radio patient. This demonstration from the nineteen ninety s supporting office lasette Syrian president at the time. To keep an eye on the ceasefire between Israel and Syria u n forces patrol buffer zone on the girl and for years it was a quiet front. But recently the contested area has come to the fore. Again, it is at the center of serious seven years and counting war. Ju the Syrian army began to retake rebel-held territory in the country. Southwest moving ever closer to the Israeli occupied girl. The regime's forces and seron back alive now, control land, right up to the UN's. Israel is highly wary of any Iranian approach obsesses fit. It could spawn much nasty version of the two thousand six conflict between Israel and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement. The militia is loyalty to Horon and fought for the regime in Syria since twenty thirteen. Sara to Harvey spent more than fifteen years in this really defense forces and monitors the security situation on the northern borders. Greatest fear now is that the one who will replace the rebels areas which were taken by the way most of the border between Israel and Syria will not only be the Syrian government, but also all the rest of the factories in these Shiite access, meaning urine, and his better. And these Shiite militias. Israel's leaders have repeatedly said they will respond to any sign of attack and will not allow Syrian where Ron back troops to enter the Golan buffer zone. Jerusalem wants Russia to help push Iran in forces from Syria in general, and from the Golan border in particular, Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu held meetings with Russian defense officials this week. He items on the agenda were distant singer, Ronnie troops from the Golan Heights and removing the long range missiles from Syria. But however, widey Ron's hand in Syria, really is the Kremlin has limited ways to contain it. In any case, some observe is skeptical of Iran's will to attack Israel through the garland. They say that the Islamic Republic cannot turn Syria, many times Lebanon size into another rocket launch site back on the Golan Heights. Tourists enjoy the facilities on the Israeli occupied side. But meanwhile, things are bismuth for Syrian civilians within binoculars view from a neighboring hilltop tense, housing Syrians displaced by the recent military operations, a clearly visible. Attractive drives
"golan heights" Discussed on KSRO
"The occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday but Syria said the jet was fired on as it took part. In sorties against rebels within Syria let's check in. With Howard bloom on this one Howard are we gonna full-scale war or, what It's not going to, happen and I'll, explain why I let's go, over the facts earlier today Tuesday a Syrian. Air force Sukhoi, twenty two or twenty four which is a low level, ground attack jet maiden Russia took off from serious biggest air force base the t. Fourteen of us military airbase in serious homes. Province the jet fluid high-speed toward a raging battle on, the border with Israel's Golan Heights in that battle the Syrian government is trying to exterminate remnants of ISIS the Islamic state and the Syrians are, trying to exterminate what they call other rebels but. The Sukhoi pilots made a serious mistake they, crossed one point two miles into Israeli ear space and the Israelis shot that down using patriot. Missiles made in America by the Raytheon company who. Understand why the Israeli shot down the story jet you have to realize how painfully small Israel. Is the United States is made a fifty states but Israel is smaller than just one of those. States New Jersey or to put it differently you. Good fit thirty three Israel into the state Eight of Texas. Now Israel's only nine miles from east to. West, at its narrowest point sequel Sukhoi jet wise at one, thousand three hundred and thirty five miles per hour that check and cross the entire with of Israel. At its narrowest point and four seconds more to the, point of Sukhoi, jacker fly from the Syrian, border Tel Aviv a city of nearly half. A million people, in five minutes you heard that right five minutes the, Syrians could fly basically combine that with a few other facts the Syrians are now. Highly active in in Syria the Syrians I. Mean the the Iranians they have a proxy army fighting, dangerously close to Israel's borders that Iranian proxy armories army is called Hezbollah and the Iranians are present at t. four airbase that's the base from, which the down Sukhoi fighter took off now Iran. Has sworn to white Israel off the face, of the map it's stencils death to Israel slogans on the missiles it tests it has an. Entire annual holiday dedicated to the extermination of Israel It's called goods, day and Iran has significant control of both the Syrian regime the government forces fighting. In Syria civil war now when a Syrian jet penetrates is boundaries the Israelis have only seconds in which to make up their mind to shoot or not shoot every, jet could be the beginning of a surprise attack war against. Israel knew more of, an isolation. Here is where the. Question of a World War comes in to. Make sure that the defensive Israel's border does not, lead to. World War, three Israeli Prime, Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spent considerable time in Moscow with leading MIR Putin what's more aljazeera reports that Russia sent its top diplomat foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and. Top general Monday Monday yesterday for talks with Netanyahu and the. Israeli, military was in direct contact with the Russians every minute of Tuesday. Morning now why the Russians, Russian pilots are flying, Russian planes, and Syrian skies to help the Syrian government regained control of their Country the Russians are also allies. Of serious Bashir Assad and their allies of Iran that's the axis of evil China Russia Iran Syria Nicaragua Cuba North Korea Under Barack Obama and Donald Trump America has lost its position as. The dominant western power in the Middle East and Russia has taken over the. Most important almost all of the nations are committed to a genocide. Against Israel Israel is outnumbered in the Arab world by, four hundred million to seven million that's a. Ratio of fifty seven to one which are, terrible odds so Israel has to abide by saying of Donald Trump's a. Country without borders is not a country Israel needs to stay on a hair trigger and. It has to punish even the. Slightest sign of a military border-crossing but Netanyahu's, thank God is trying to make sure this does. Not trigger World War three we had a pastor on yesterday Howard who is predicting a Middle Eastern war. Possibly with. Israel within. A year and a half it's entirely possible because war is just about to happen at any. Moment and it. Has been since nineteen forty eight thank you Howard bloom is website linked up, at our Twitter feed at, coast, to, coast, AM, dot com, on the Eve of a hotly anticipated string of tour dates pop music..
"golan heights" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"And the syrians and and freed three americans so welldone president trump meanwhile the president is doing the right thing in the middle east as well iran had attacked israel with a bunch of missiles of rockets from syria into the golan heights go on heights is a portion of israel that was captured regionally from syria during the nineteen seventythree war i believe it was go on heights the golan heights sorry yes i mean the seventy three the golan heights were were i is a very strong strategic point in israel it it's a it's a section of israel that is elevated by about three hundred feet up almost a straight cliff that overlooks israel when syria owned it syria used to use it as a staging point for attacks israel owns at now in syria has been very upset about that ever since well the syrian government which is working with the iranians they fired a bunch of rockets the golan heights israel has this amazing defense systems amazing rockets fences and they shot down in all twenty of them and then israel proceeded to pound the living crap out of a bunch of syrian targets that had run ins on them so israel's intelligence is good enough that israel knows where iran is stationed in its people in syria and israel went in and kill twenty eight iranians for members of the iranian military in syria they are hitting their pounding syria and what they said i love this line they said if it rains in israel it will pour in iran meaning you try anything and we will make you bleed and the it's an amazing thing because all the people who've been victimized by the assad regime in syria apparently the reports that they were cheering as israeli warplanes is jewish warplanes were flying into syria a bunch of muslims were cheering that israel is coming in which is not shock because again the enemy of my enemy is my friend in the middle east and right now it is very obvious who the friends are right saudi arabia united arab emirates egypt jordan israel they're all on one side against the iranians and as i've been saying for a long time here the reality is that the only thing that obama's ronzio achieved was the creation of this alliance so in a weird way.
"golan heights" Discussed on WTMA
"But uh the ministers answer was yes and then it got complicated what is the what is your proudly understanding of this this is a report from a kuwaiti newspaper all joe reid uh that uh reported that uh from an israeli source in it said that assad had agreed to a demilitarized zone above to forty kilometers what is that twenty five miles uh go from the israeli border in the golan heights on the golan heights uh and uh that is not work to remove assad regime from power something that would deny cobb today and it says that uh putin caught netanyahu to relay the message in netanyahu's city we accept it but that israel's goal of removing iran and hezbollah from syria would remain intact as it should be and if the greement was a return that all foreign troops and the stirred being thing is that we are seeing the future of syria being tournament in the media between iraq between iran turkey and russia with the absence of the united states and send you you i think put down the marker there have been firings uh israel had to respond to a syrian iranian industrial area were they hit back with an airstrike it attributed to israel's not confirm and this is only evidence of the many joint projects government and the syrians and private companies uh as well as north korea's alliance with syria which shows the broader political rations threat and th the danger that this poses both to the to the solution in syria but certainly uh to the region and they cite the building of this grand pike reactor in the dell us were province as one of the greatest acts abdul your uh put for racean so the syrian reactor was close to being operational when israel took it out and just think of what would have happened had they not so the prime minister is ah is sending a clear message to those who who want it that the the possibility for arrangements but they have to meet the minimal requirements of israel security now we come to an internal problem which is the palestinian authority and these socalled reproche mon with hamas spuc before we talk about that falsehood i want to clarify what is going on in washington he is the plo office to stay open or is it to be closed how is the trump administration in some fashion given the.
"golan heights" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"In the end it wasn't consummated because assad passed away in history moved on but the essential elements of the deal were there and again it was full withdrawal from golan heights with some minor adjustments very minor adjustments to the nodded 67 lines in exchange for full peace normalization of relations and security arrangements just like in the case of israeli aged case of israel and jordan it was a little different because of the territory that had been under jordanian control of west bank jordan ceded to the palestinians responsibility and so it was much easier to draw the border between israel and jordan along the jordan river there was much less territory that he'd be stage but even there there was a minor adjustment than than normalization of relations so in each of those three cases it was possible to resolve the conflict by negotiating stretch of territory for peace with his explains how subsequent peace deals between israel and some of its arab neighbours help narrow the focus of the arabisraeli conflict to the question of the palestinians after nineteen sixty seven 73 the camp david accords the arabisraeli conflict began to narrow in scope palestinian nationalism and palestinian demands for selfdetermination came to the diplomatic four and so with the conclusion of egyptianisraeli peace israelijordanian peace it's clear now that israeli palestinian peace a final agreement between these two peoples is the prerequisite for a full arabisraeli reconciliation and for normalising israel's status in the reached.