While the EU and the United States cheered a deal that world powers reached with Tehran over its nuclear ambitions, Israel was fierce in its criticism Sunday, which PM Netanyahu believes Iran nuclear deal was a historic mistake. “For years the international community has demanded that Iran cease all uranium enrichment. Now, for the first time, the international community has formally consented that Iran continue its enrichment of uranium.” Read Full Article
American and European diplomats warned that if peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are not renewed, the Quartet, may formally recognize a Palestinian state, the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday.
“We have more than 130 nations set to recognize the Palestinian state within the 1967 borders,” said Abbas,”and even if we make no further efforts, that number could be increased to 140 or 150.”Speaking to the Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam, Abbas also said the PA would fulfill the vision of U.S. President Barack Obama, who said he wanted to see a Palestinian state established in September as determined by the Quartet of Mideast peacemakers. Read Full Article
London-based A-Sharq al-Awsat reports that U.S. President Barack Obama presented his version of peace in the Middle East to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during the latter’s visit to Washington last month, as well as to two Eygptian officials. The plan reportedly calls for a process that will finalize a Palestinian state within two years. Read Full Article
President Obama is beginning the process of amending constitution to allow him to run for a third term. “President Obama only faces opposition in the House,” a White House insider told WWN. ”Barack plans to divide the Republicans in the House and so weaken them that in 2014, the Democrats will once again be the majority. After that he will introduce an amendment to repeal the 22nd amendment, which limits the President’s term in office.”Chris Matthews of CNBC is already pushing the idea and said on the air that he thinks Obama will successfully pass an amendment doing away with the 22nd Amendment. Read More. . .
With minimal media debate, at a time when Americans were celebrating the New Year with their loved ones, the “National Defense Authorization Act ” H.R. 1540 was signed into law by President Barack Obama. The actual signing took place in Hawaii on the 31st of December. He justifies the signing of the NDAA as a means to combating terrorism, as part of a “counter-terrorism” agenda. But in substance, any American opposed to the policies of the US government can –under the provisions of the NDAA– be labelled a “suspected terrorist” and arrested under military detention. The NDAA authorises the arbitrary and indefinite military detention of American citizens. The National Defense Authorization Act will be implemented under Martial Law, which disenfranchise every American of civil and social liberties. Read Full Article