UN votes to make all Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria illegal

1, Obama admin fires scientist for actually using science in climate debate.

A top scientist at the Department of Energy was fired for not toeing the Obama administration’s line regarding climate science, a new congressional investigation found.

The report released by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, alleges that DOE officials withheld information from Congress and fired a top scientist at the agency all to advance the Obama administration’s climate agenda.

2. US ambassador to the UN trashes Israel during lead up to security council vote on Jews building homes where Muslims don’t want them to.

3. UN security counsel votes to approve resolution demanding an end to Jews building homes in Judea and Samaria, and making existing homes illegal. US abstains to make it pass. 

The United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution urging an end to illegal Israeli settlements after the US refused to veto it.

The Egyptian-drafted resolution had been withdrawn after Israel asked Donald Trump to intervene but it was proposed again by Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela.

The US has traditionally sheltered Israel from condemnatory resolutions.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not abide by the vote.

The Palestinian leadership welcomed the resolution, which was passed by 14 votes to zero, with one abstention.

4. Stephen Harper tweets to Trump about the UN resolution.

5. This CBC article just reports facts and doesn’t act as a propagandist one way or the other. Here is a more typical example of CBC reporting when it comes to Israel. Prepare to be amazed on today’s however.

The Obama administration allowed the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution Friday demanding an end to Israeli settlements, defying pressure from U.S. president-elect Donald Trump as well as Israel and several U.S. senators who urged Washington to use its veto.

The resolution was put forward at the 15-member council for a vote on Friday by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal a day after Egypt withdrew it under pressure from Israel and Trump.

Israel and Trump had called on the United States to veto the measure. It was adopted with 14 votes in favour, to a round of applause.


Parting shot by Obama

The U.S. abstention was seen as a parting shot by U.S. President Barack Obama, who has had an acrimonious relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and who has made settlements a major target of peace efforts that have proven ultimately futile.

(This must have been written by someone they are contractually obliged to publish)

6. Geert Wilders’ tweet:

Dear Jewish people. If you do not know by now who your friends and enemies are, I suggest changing your name right away.

Thank you Richard, M., Oz-Rita, Wrath of Khan, NorseRadish, ML., Ava Lon, Dan Friedman, Johnny U., and all who sent in links. There will be another post with items on other topics.

But it feels like this UN security council resolution deserves its own. Its hard to see this thing not resulting in a lot of dead people.


Israel is serious about Hamas and the kidnapped teens.

Ya’alon: We won’t cease or rest until we find the abducted teens 

Everything linked to Hamas is being targeted,” says source; soldiers enter Balata and Awarta areas of Nablus; IDF says in protracted campaign to weaken Hamas.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon
Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon Photo: Ariel Hermoni, Defense Ministry spokesman

In a statement to the media on Tuesday evening, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that the IDF had the ability to target Hamas leaders, “anywhere and anytime.”

Ya’alon reassured the public that, in spite of the IDF’s general campaign against Hamas, its main mission was to find the teens.

Click over to J Post for the rest and other coverage of Israel’s retaliation against Hamas and Islamic terrorism