Dec 29 2016
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu responds to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry admonishing the Jewish state in a speech Wednesday morning at the State Department.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly phoned New Zealand's foreign minister Murray McCully to tell him that New Zealand's support for a United Nations vote on Israeli settlement-building would be a "declaration of war".
His remarks come amid heightened tensions between the United States and Israel after the U.S. abstained in a UN Security Council resolution calling for Israel to give up its settlements on the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Discussion on the hundreds of other homes was pulled from the agenda in a move following last week's UN Security Council resolution demanding a halt to Israeli settlement building.
Trump on Wednesday urged Israel to "stay strong" until his administration kicks in.
Trump weighed in on Twitter Wednesday, saying, "We can not continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect".
But the bulk of the speech was addressed toward attempting to explain the decision not to veto the resolution, with Kerry saying that Netanyahu's policies of proudly building more settlements than any previous Israeli government was "leading towards one state". He also warned that if Kerry establishes principles for a peace deal as anticipated, it will limit President-elect Donald Trump's ability to lay out his own policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "They used to have a great friend in the USA, but." he tweeted Wednesday morning.
"No administration has done more for Israeli security than that of Barack Obama's", Kerry said, mentioning the constant military, financial and diplomatic support the USA have provided Israel in the past eight years.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said the resolution "paves the way" for the upcoming conference on Middle East peace in France on 15 January.
Israel views Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel alone, which deviates from the precedent of negotiations for a two-state solution.
By Sunday, cabinet ministers were reportedly ordered to stop traveling to or meeting with officials of countries that voted in favour of the United Nations resolution.
Kerry also reiterated his and the current American government's support for a two state solution to the conflict.
A Jewish settler covers herself from rain in Amona, an unauthorized Israeli outpost at the West Bank, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah, Dec. 18, 2016.
Dec 29 2016
Wounded trooper remains in critical condition
One Facebook friend responded to the post by saying that they hoped the two of them would be able to work things out. She said Tylka spoke about suicide in September 2015, drawing a call to police, before leaving town for four months.
Dec 29 2016
An Apple iPhone with 2 cameras is reportedly in the works
Now, a video has emerged showing an early hands-on with what appears to be a mockup Jet White iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus ... Following the success, rumors became afloat that the company is planning to launch a new Jet White color variant in 2017.
Dec 28 2016
Heart Attacks Spike During Christmas And Holidays
This is now the third time the Christmas cardiac death effect has been measured in a different part of the world. Every year during the Christmas season, heart-related deaths spike in the U.S .
Dec 28 2016
First LG G6 Render Appears But We Are Disappointed
The report said Samsung did consider to use an S-Pen with the Galaxy S8 Plus, but the functionality was dropped from the phone. The TENAA listing reveals the Galaxy C5 Pro will feature a 5.2-inch display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution.
Dec 26 2016
Zara and Mike Tindall lose their baby, spokesperson says
The couple, who married in 2011, are already parents to two-year-old Mia , who will celebrate her third birthday in January. The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall have lost their baby, their spokeswoman has said.
Dec 25 2016
Donald Trump meets with Pentagon on high-cost programs, F-35 project
Navy's workhorse today but does not incorporate the built-in refinements or stealth features of the newer jet. Boeing's older-model, the F/A-18 Super Hornet - the one Trump has requested it to price out - is the U.S.
Dec 24 2016
Donald Trump on Bill Clinton: 'He doesn't know much'
Many of the Republicans casting ballots said they were inundated with calls and emails urging them to switch their votes. While the Electoral College is normally a mundane process, it hasn't been so in this highly charged election year.
Dec 24 2016
Oil Prices Drop from Larger US Reserves and More Libyan Offer
The inventories drew by 4.15 million barrels as opposed to expectations of 2.5 million barrel draw. This was the first increase in the stockpile in almost six weeks, the Energy Department said.
Dec 23 2016
Valerie Fairman, Who Appeared on MTV's '16 and Pregnant,' Dies at 23
Sources are reporting her tragic death as an alleged overdose of some kind, but there has been no confirmation at time of writing. Last month, Fairman allegedly violated her parole and was scheduled to attend a hearing regarding the violations.
Dec 23 2016
Zion Lutheran to hold Christmas services
Sunday Worship and Sunday school with nursery care available at 9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship and coffee all are welcome. Refreshments are included at the church located a few miles east of Elmore City near the State Highway 29 and Airline Road.
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