Jim Schneider had plenty of interesting news items to bring to the attention of Crosstalk listeners. Stories included:
–72 nations minus Israel are set to attend a Middle East peace conference in
Paris on Sunday to set the parameters for a future Palestinian state.
–The Times of Israel is reporting that the upcoming Paris peace conference is a
rigged effort intended to hurt Israel and its hopes of reaching peace, according
to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
–A new embassy for the Palestinian Authority will be inaugurated in Vatican City.
–The Jordan Times says that the international community has shown some political
backbone by supporting the anti-settlement, U.N. Security Council resolution
December 23rd, but that will not produce peace if it is not followed by
–According to The Palestinian Authority’s Supreme Sharia Judge, if President-
elect Trump makes good on his promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, it
would be considered a declaration of war on all Muslims.
–The sister of a Palestinian terrorist who rammed his truck into a group of
soldiers in Jerusalem last Sunday, killing 4 and wounding 16, said the
family was ‘thankful for his most beautiful martyrdom’.
–Jewish community centers in at least 5 states and several Jewish schools in the
U.K. all receive bomb threats.
–Iran’s threats against the U.S. are getting bolder. President-elect Trump
is warned that if he makes any wrong move, it would lead to a world war wiping
Israel from the face of the earth and destroying the similar Gulf states.
–U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian fast-attack vessels.
–Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, shortly after announcing a surge in spending
when President Obama secretly transferred 1.7 billion in cash to the rogue
regime, now has revealed the development of a suicide drone.
–President Obama has enabled Iran to speed closer to successful attainment of
–U.S. troops roll into Poland. Russia sees it as a threat.
–The Navy proposes the largest shipbuilding boom since the end of the cold war to
meet threats from a resurgent Russia and a sabre-rattling China.
–Czech Republic calls for citizens to arm themselves in preparation for a
potential super holocaust perpetuated by jihadists flooding into Europe.
–Hungary sticking to its promise of protecting the nation against a flood of
refugees swearing in its first wave of so-called border hunters.
–China tightening its border with Pakistan as fears are growing concerning jihad.
–President Obama helping Cuban government block immigration to the U.S.
–The Obama administration is using the intelligence reports of Russian hacking
influencing the 2016 campaign as a premise for asserting more power over the
states in running elections.
–President Obama is using his executive authority to order up 5 new national
–Vice President Joe Biden is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by
President Obama at a surprise event.
–The Republican led Senate has approved a waiver to allow retired U.S. Marine
Corps General James Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense under President-
elect Donald Trump.
–President-elect Trump has picked David Shulkin as his Department of Veterans
–Witnesses before the confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions said that
the senator is a man who has helped people regardless of race.
–Ben Carson advancing in the confirmation hearings.
–Donald Trump refuses to give the CNN senior White House correspondent a chance
to ask a question at a press conference and tells the reporter, ‘You are fake
–Dylan Roof found guilty and sentenced to death for killing 9 Black church
members in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015.
–Stem Express is now dropping its lawsuit against the Center for Medical
–Kentucky governor signs two pro-life, abortion related bills, to protect women
and unborn babies.
–Oklahoma Senator James Lankford and Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup have
introduced companion resolutions to overturn the District of Columbia’s bill
legalizing physician assisted suicide.
–The Obama administration allegedly destroying public records to protect its
–Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona gives examples of ridiculous government spending
in latest ‘Wastebook’.
–Various religious leaders representing 20 groups came together to bless the
opening of a new Washington, D.C., Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.