The Worldwide Protest For Gaza And Palestine. Are YOU Listening Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu?


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Strike Kills 10 Near UN School in Gaza

 

Published on Aug 3, 2014

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Authorities in Gaza say at leat 10 people are dead and 35 have been injured following an air strike at a U.N. school housing displaced Palestinians. (August 3)

 

 

 

Uncut Chronicles: Gaza-Israel War. Deadly July 2014

 

Published on Aug 3, 2014

The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) began their current operation against Hamas after three teens were kidnapped and killed. The military op has already claimed over 1,500 civilian lives in Gaza. The fragile humanitarian ceasefires end within minutes of creation pushing the region into further bloodshed.

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The World Mourns And Protest In Favor Of Gaza/Palestine

 

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The Case FOR Palestine/Gaza. The Case AGAINST Zionist Israel……And Words From Sarah Palin As Well.


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 The Case FOR Palestine/Gaza. The Case AGAINST Zionist Israel.

 

The bold Italics you will see throughout this post are MY comments, if you wish to avoid MY comments, do not read anything that appears to look to you as this sentence looks to you. You have been warned.

 

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The Israeli–Palestinian conflict

 

The Israeli–Palestinian conflict is the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians that began in the mid-20th century. The conflict is wide-ranging, and the term is sometimes also used in reference to the earlier sectarian conflict in Mandatory Palestine, between the Zionist yishuv and the Arab population under British rule. The Israeli–Palestinian conflict has formed the core part of the wider Arab–Israeli conflict. It has widely been referred to as the world’s “most intractable conflict”.

 

Despite a long-term peace process and the general reconciliation of Israel with Egypt and Jordan, Israelis and Palestinians have failed to reach a final peace agreement. The remaining key issues are: mutual recognition, borders, security, water rights, control of Jerusalem, Israeli settlementsPalestinian freedom of movement, and resolving Palestinian claims of a right of return for their refugees. The violence of the conflict, in a region rich in sites of historic, cultural and religious interest worldwide, has been the object of numerous international conferences dealing with historic rights, security issues and human rights, and has been a factor hampering tourism in and general access to areas that are hotly contested.

 

Many attempts have been made to broker a two-state solution, involving the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside the State of Israel (after Israel’s establishment in 1948). In 2007, the majority of both Israelis and Palestinians, according to a number of polls, preferred the two-state solution over any other solution as a means of resolving the conflict. Moreover, the considerable majority of the Jewish public sees the Palestinians’ demand for an independent state as just, and thinks Israel can agree to the establishment of such a state. The majority of Palestinians and Israelis in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have expressed a preference for a two-state solution. Mutual distrust and significant disagreements are deep over basic issues, as is the reciprocal scepticism about the other side’s commitment to upholding obligations in an eventual agreement.

 

Within Israeli and Palestinian society, the conflict generates a wide variety of views and opinions. This highlights the deep divisions which exist not only between Israelis and Palestinians, but also within each society. A hallmark of the conflict has been the level of violence witnessed for virtually its entire duration. Fighting has been conducted by regular armies, paramilitary groups, terror cells, and individuals. Casualties have not been restricted to the military, with a large number of fatalities in civilian population on both sides. There are prominent international actors involved in the conflict.

 

The two parties engaged in direct negotiation are the Israeli government, currently led by Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), currently headed by Mahmoud Abbas. The official negotiations are mediated by an international contingent known as the Quartet on the Middle East (the Quartet) represented by a special envoy that consists of the United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations. The Arab League is another important actor, which has proposed an alternative peace plan. Egypt, a founding member of the Arab League, has historically been a key participant.

 

Since 2006, the Palestinian side has been fractured by conflict between the two major factions: Fatah, the traditionally dominant party, and its later electoral challenger, Hamas. After Hamas’s electoral victory in 2006 the US, EU, and Israel refused to recognize its government and much of the funding to the Palestinian National Authority was suspended. A year later, following Hamas’ seizure of power in the Gaza Strip in June 2007, the territory officially recognized as the State of Palestine (former Palestinian National Authority – the Palestinian interim governing body) is split between Fatah in the West Bank, and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The division of governance between the parties has effectively resulted in the collapse of bipartisan governance of the Palestinian National Authority (PA). The latest round of peace negotiations began in July 2013 and were suspended in 2014. As of 17 July 2014, intensified, widespread rocket attacks emanating from Gaza have led to a ground invasion by the Israel Defense Forces.

 

Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Part of the Arab–Israeli conflict
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Central Israel next to the West Bankand the Gaza Strip, 2007
Date Mid-20th century – present
Main phase: 1964–1993
Location  Israel
 State of Palestine
Status Israeli–Palestinian peace process
low-level fighting, mainly between Israel and Gaza
Territorial
changes
Establishment and dissolution of Palestinian administration(1948–1959) in Gaza
Jordanian annexation of the West Bank (1948–1967)
Occupation of West Bank and Gaza by Israel in 1967
Transition of “A” and “B” areas from Israeli Civil Administrationto the Palestinian National Authority in 1994–95
Israeli disengagement from Gaza in 2005
Belligerents
 Israel  All-Palestine(1948–1959)
Palestine Liberation Organization(1964–93)
 Palestinian National Authority (2000–04)
Gaza Strip(2006-present)
Casualties and losses
21,500 casualties (1965–2013)

 

The maps I have chosen to display throughout this post will show the deletion of Palestinian landmass from 1948. It makes one wonder how Israel can look itself in the mirror knowing they walked into a settled Palestine and just simply did to Palestine what Hitler and the Germans did to jews in Germany and Europe during World War II.

 

By Jueseppi B. The Militant Negro

 

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Do Palestinians Really Exist?

 

By Dean Obeidallah

 

We’re not all terrorists, we’re not “cockroaches,” and we’re certainly not an “invented” people. What you don’t know about Palestinians.

 

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Palestine. My late father, Abdul Musa Obeidallah, was born there in the 1930s. When I say Palestine, that’s not a political statement. It’s just a statement of fact. When he was born, there was no state of Israel. There was no Hamas. No PLO. There were just people of different faiths living together on the same small piece of land called Palestine.

 

And to be honest, but for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, I doubt you would’ve heard much about Palestinians. My father, like the seven generations of Obeidallahs born before him in his sleepy farming town of Battir, didn’t harbor grand dreams or bold plans. They lived a simple life of growing fruits, vegetables, and lots of olive trees. (Palestinians love olives!) Their biggest battles weren’t with other people, but with the elements.

 

Most of my Palestinian ancestors lived and died within a few miles of where they were born. That would likely have been my father’s path as well. But as we are all keenly aware, fate had far different plans.

 

I share this story because I think that lost in the current Gaza conflict is the story of the Palestinians as a people. Instead, they’ve been continually defined as being the “bad” part of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They’ve been broadly labeled as terrorists or seen as acceptable losses. Some Israeli leaders have alleged Palestinians don’t exist, or called them “cockroaches,” “crocodiles,” or a “cancer.”

 

As you might imagine, being Palestinian is unique. When you tell someone you’re of Palestinian heritage, it’s not just an ethnicity, it’s a conversation starter. In fact, just saying the word Palestine inflames some. People will tell me to my face that there has never been a Palestine and there are no such thing as Palestinians. To them, I guess Palestinians are simply holograms.

 

When I ask these people what the land where Israel is now located was called before 1948, they tend to stammer or offer some convoluted response. The answer is simply Palestine. Not a big deal, really.

 

Indeed, the United Nations debate in 1947 over the creation of the state of Israel was described in terms of the “question of Palestine.” The U.N. even explained in its official summary that “It is recognized that Palestine is the common country of both indigenous Arabs and Jews, that both these peoples have had an historic association with it,” adding that “Palestinian citizens, as well as Arabs and Jews who, not holding Palestinian citizenship, reside in Palestine.” It’s hard to hold legal citizenship of a place that doesn’t exist.

 

Nowadays, few disagree there is a Palestinian people. After all, there are more than 5 million Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel alone. Of course, that didn’t stop Newt Gingrich from commenting during his failed 2012 run for president that the Palestinians are an “invented” people. Here, I thought for years my father had been a cook, but apparently he was an inventor. If Gingrich—who was simply parroting his then-benefactor Sheldon Adelson’s views—had engaged in the most basic of research, he would have found that most historians mark the beginning of the Palestinian Arab nationalist movement as happening in 1824, when the Arabs there rebelled against Ottoman rule.

The Palestinians, along with Israelis, have been through a lot, to say the least, since 1948, when Israel was created and the boundaries of Palestine were revised by way of UN Resolution 181. That moment immediately changed the destiny of countless Palestinians who until then had been living a humble life.

 

As most know, a war immediately erupted, resulting in hundreds of thousands of Palestinians being driven from their home or fleeing. Ironically, this war was waged by the surrounding Arab nations—Egypt, Jordan, etc.—which claimed they were doing it for the Palestinian people. But when Palestinian refugees sought to move into these Arab countries after the war, they often were met with horrible discrimination. In some instances, they would not be able to obtain government benefits, were not hired because of their ethnicity, or worse, were fired from a job because a citizen of that country wanted it.

 

To this day, many are relegated to overcrowded refugee camps, which still exist in the occupied territories as well as in Lebanon and Jordan, which is home to 22 refugee camps and millions of registered refugees per the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). I’ve visited some of these refugee camps in the West Bank, and the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon. The Palestinians there don’t live in tents, as we see with the more recent Syrian refugee crisis. It’s more akin to overcrowded ghettos where dreams are deferred on a daily basis.

 

That’s the life of millions of Palestinians. They have survived upon the “kindness of strangers.” You see, there’s nothing that truly links Arabs across the region. Moroccans don’t have much in common with those in Dubai. Egyptians view themselves as leaders of the Arab world, while many in Lebanon, which is relatively close to Egypt in terms of kilometers, see themselves as more European than Arab. But sympathy for the Palestinians, on varying levels, is one issue that unites them.

 

My forebears didn’t flee their homes in Battir during the 1948 war. Since then, they have been under Jordanian rule and then Israeli after the 1967 war. They have endured intifadas and an often cruel military occupation. My grandmother’s land outside Bethlehem was even confiscated by Israeli settlers, who made it part of a Jewish-only settlement. Not because she did anything wrong but simply because she was the wrong religion.

 

In the 1950s, my father, along with many other Palestinians, immigrated to America in search of a better life. I’ve often wondered what would’ve become of me if I had been born in the West Bank instead of New Jersey. Would I have been able to go to college and law school? Would I have a job? Would I even be alive?

 

When I think back to growing up in New Jersey, I realize it was a far different time for Palestinians than today. Then we were generally unknown, almost exotic. Sure, the PLO was starting to grab headlines with its deplorable terrorist attacks, but the overwhelmingly negative images we currently see associated with Palestinians had not yet taken hold.

 

In fact, when I was about 9 years old in the late 1970s, my teacher asked about the ethnicity of each student so she could pin it on a map of the world. When she came to me, she was stumped—she didn’t know much about Palestinians, and of course she couldn’t find it on the map since it wasn’t there. Thankfully for her I’m also half Sicilian, and she found that easily, since most of my classmates were Italian.

 

Later that night, I relayed that story to my father and asked him: “Where is Palestine?” He paused for a moment as he gathered his thoughts. He then touched his heart and head and responded: “In here.”

 

I wonder what my response will be if I have children and one day they ask: “Where is Palestine?” Will I be able to take out a map and simply point it out, like most people do when they are asked about their heritage? Or will my only option be mimicking my late father’s answer? What’s most painful to me is not that those are my two options but that I feel powerless to change which answer I will be able to offer.

 

Thank you Dean Obeidallah. This article can be read in it’s entirety at The Daily Beast.

 

Netanyahu to World Leaders: “Stand With Israel”

 

Published on Aug 2, 2014

Israel’s prime minister has warned Hamas that it will pay an intolerable price if it continues to fire rockets at Israel and that Israeli troops will operate as long as necessary to restore calm for Israeli citizens. (Aug. 2)

 

 

Fuck you  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and fuck Israel.

 

 

VIDEO – Sarah Palin Launches Subscription-Based Online Video Channel

 

Published on Jul 27, 2014

Sarah Palin has just launched a new subscription-based online video network. Any guesses as to its name? The former Republican Alaskan governor-turned-VP-candidate-turned-real­ity-TV-star and Fox News contributor announced the Sarah Palin Channel this Sunday evening on her Facebook page. “Tired of media filters? Well, so am I,” she wrote. “So, let’s go rogue together and launch our own member-supported channel! This will be OUR channel, for you and for me, and we’ll all get to call it like it is.”

According to Variety, Palin’s eponymous channel was created with the help of TAPP, the online-video venture formed by former NBCUniversal chairman Jeff Gaspin and former CNN U.S. president Jon Klein.

 

In a promotional two-and-a-half minute video, Palin tells her viewers: “I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my terms, and no need to please the powers that be. Together we’ll go beyond the sound bites and cut through the media’s politically-correct filter.”

 

Subscriptions will reportedly cost $9.95 per month, or $99.95 for a one-year plan. Content for the channel will largely be based on Palin’s speeches, commentary, Q&A sessions, and other curated items.

 

 

Fuck you Sarah Palin as well.

 

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I have often listened to and observed people, mostly Americans who have never left their neighborhoods, spew hatred and vile opinions against Palestine and all Palestinians over this war in Gaza. The trouble about most Americans who have never visited that region is they are ignorant about what is actually going on Inside The Gaza Strip. It was not always a “strip.”

 

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This is the Gaza “Strip” today.

This is the loss of land going back to 1948. Click on this map to enlarge and see how Zionist Israel has become the new improved Germany of Hitler....with American assistance.

This is the loss of land going back to 1948. Click on this map to enlarge and see how Zionist Israel has become the new improved Germany of Hitler….with American assistance.

 

I have been a staunch supporter of MY President, Barack Hussein Obama, since 2000, when he was knocking around the streets of Hyde Park, Chicago. It hurts my heart to split with him over any issue, but not on this issue. Israel and Zionist Israel are dead wrong on this issue. The world watches as the Palestinian people are slaughtered by a superior force and a powerful oppressor, the Israeli government….and her ally, The American government.

 

The mass murder of children, the bombing of schools, hospitals and U.N. safe zones are the exact tactics used by Nazi Germany and Adolph Hitler during the apex of World War II. There is no difference between what Jews the world over experienced during the horrific genocide of World War II, than what  Benjamin Netanyahu, the current version of Hitler, are doing to Palestine and Palestinians, right this second.

 

America and her political process has supported and financed Israel, Zionist Israel and all things Jewish in that region for years, based on the American needs/desires to have a force in the Middle East that will assist and support America’s goal  for it’s dominance over Arab nations. Israel is a force to be reckoned with in the Middle East because America supports Israeli efforts against the people of Gaza.

 

America needs a police force in the Middle East, and Israel is it….which is why Benjamin Netanyahu has the balls to speak to America is such a way as this…

 

Netanyahu Tells U.S. ‘Not To Ever Second Guess Me Again’ On Hamas

 

sraeli Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, attend the cabinet meeting at the defense ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, pool) | AP

Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, attend the cabinet meeting at the defense ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, pool) | AP

This idiot thinks he is God almighyt because America needs Israel in the Middle east, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows America needs him and Israel. 

 

Who am I to give advice to POTUSA Barack Hussein Obama, but I will just the same: This is your last term, you have no more elections ahead, there is nothing that you have to “be careful with” any longer….so stop all financial support of Israel. Stop all public and private alliance with Israel. Break all diplomatic and political contact with Israel.

 

The American government has put in place extensive sanctions against Russia and Vlad Putin based on Russia’s involvement in the invasion and death of a sovereign Ukraine. What are the differences between what is happening in the Ukraine by the hand of Putin and Russia, and what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel forces are doing right now to Palestinians in Gaza?

 

If anyone has an answer to this last question, please provide the answer to me personally: jueseppibaker@gmail.com

 

 

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Dead Children Names Too Threatening For Israel

 

Published on Aug 2, 2014

“The Israeli Broadcasting Authority has banned a radio advertisement from a human rights organisation which listed the names of some of the scores of children killed in Gaza since the conflict began 17 days ago.

 

B’Tselem’s appeal against the decision was rejected on Wednesday. It intends to petition Israel’s supreme court on Sunday in an effort to get the ban overturned.

 

The IBA said the ad’s content was “politically controversial”. The broadcast refers to child deaths in Gaza and reads out some of the victims’ names.

 

 

 

Israel calls off Friday’s 72-hour ceasefire as sides slip back into fighting

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

A 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas disintegrated Friday, just hours after the deal was struck. At least 50 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza strip on Friday, with Israel also alleging that Hamas had fired early morning rockets. Lindsay France gets the latest on the volatile situation from RT’s Bel Trew in the Gaza Strip. She also updates us on why RT’s Harry Fear was expelled from the area.

 

 

 

Gaza Death Toll Nears 1500 As Cease Fire Breaks Down; Dozens Trapped Near Rafah Crossing

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

TRNN’s Lia Tarachansky speaks with Gaza blogger Nalan al-Sarraj
who is among dozens trapped near the Rafah border crossing with Egypt and also comments on the renewed wave of protests
spreading through the West Bank

 

 

 

Gaza in Ruins: Israel strikes university, flattens buildings

 

Published on Aug 2, 2014

Israel launched dozens of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip early on Saturday as part of a large-scale search for a soldier suspected of being captured by Hamas militants. Palestinian officials reported more than 150 airstrikes including one against Islamic University in Gaza City.

 

 

 

Raw: Israel Bombards Gaza, Searches for Soldier

 

Published on Aug 2, 2014

Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian cease-fire and set the stage for a major escalation of the 26-day-old war. (August 2)

 

 

 

GRAPHIC: Bodies piled in Gaza flower shop as morgue evacuated from Rafah

 

Published on Aug 2, 2014

About a dozen bodies were piled in a cold storeroom at the back of a flower shop in Rafah on Saturday as the city’s main hospital morgue was evacuated the day before due to the Israeli attack. Meanwhile, survivors kept trying to salvage anything from debris and rubble of the totally destroyed residential neighborhood.

 

 

 

Violence in Gaza muddles long-term peace talks

 

Published on Aug 2, 2014

After an Egypt-arranged cease-fire between Israel and Hamas broke down after only hours on Friday, it was unclear Saturday if or when a longer resolution might play out — especially as violence on the ground intensified during one of the most aggressive assaults yet in the conflict. Jodi Rudoren of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Jerusalem

 

 

 

Israeli PM Netanyahu Addresses Gaza Situation 8/2/2014 (FULL SPEECH)

 

Published on Aug 2, 2014

Netanyahu Makes A Statement in Tel Aviv: Gaza operation will continue as needed (Live Updates and Video)
Netanyahu: Israel Army “continue to act full-scale … to severely harm the terrorist targets”
Netanyahu: “We will do everything to bring our kidnapped soldier home.”

 

 

 

Inside Israel’s Pro-War Nationalist Camp

 

Published on Aug 2, 2014

The Real News looks into who are the groups chanting “death to Arabs” throughout Israel and attacking anti-war demonstrators.

 

 

 

Lastly, to the many dumbasses who say Hamas is as wrong in this conflict as Zionist Israel…..consider this: Hamas was created out of a need to strike back against Israel and her well financed and American assisted military forces. You see, when a people are oppressed they have two choices, die under oppressive rule or fight back to win freedom. Hamas was formed as a resistance force against the Nazi tactics of Israel. Sound familiar? If not, Google War World II and Nazi Germany.

 

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FAA suspends U.S. flights to Israel

 

Published on Jul 23, 2014

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Israel for what he says will show people the area is safe.

 

 

Hit Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu and Israel Zionist where it matters most, in the pocketbook.

 

 

Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel

 

Published on Jul 23, 2014

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to “reverse course” and permit U.S. airlines to fly to Israel. Bloomberg boarded a flight to Tel Aviv on El Al Airlines Tuesday night. (July 23)

 

 

Mr. Bloomberg is a classic example of a dumbass. Would he himself fly into Israel?

 

 

American air carriers Suspend Service to Israel, Flight Diverted to Paris

 

Published on Jul 22, 2014

American air carriers suspended service after reports that a rocket that struck near Israel's main airport.

 

 

Good thing nobody actually listens to dumbasses such as Michael Bloomberg.

 

 

Raw: Secretary of State Kerry in Israel

 

Published on Jul 23, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel on Wednesday. He is trying to push for a ceasefire to end the fighting between Israel and Hamas. (July 23)

 

 

 

CrossTalk: MH17 Spin

 

Published on Jul 23, 2014

Washington has a mountain of evidence but isn’t disclosing it. What is Washington hiding? Will the investigation show something the West doesn’t want to see? And do we hear a drumbeat of war?
CrossTalking with Vladimir Suchan, Eric Kraus and Eric Draitser.

 

 

 

It’s Official, Kim Jong-un Is A Crybaby. This Viral Video Is Hilarious!

 

Published on Jul 22, 2014

“A video from China has gone viral on YouTube, but the country has been asked to take the content down because the North Korean dictator it mocked was apparently offended.

 

Kim Jong-un has asked China to stop the spread of the satirical video that shows him breakdancing, running, getting pranked by President Barack Obama and holding hands with Osama bin Laden while frolicking through a field, all set to catchy music.

 

North Korean officials say the video “seriously compromises Kim’s dignity and authority,” South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo daily news site reports.” *

 

 

 

Rula Jebreal discusses the media’s bias for Israel

 

Published on Jul 22, 2014

Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal called MSNBC’s coverage of the conflict in Gaza “disgustingly biased.

 

 

 

Pres Obama’s UN Ambassador Teaches Republican Warmongers a Lesson in Diplomacy

 

 

 

PBS News Hour Full Episode | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

 

Published on Jul 22, 2014

Tuesday on the NewsHour, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes discusses U.S. efforts toward a Mideast cease-fire and the MH17 investigation. Also: the EU weighs additional Russian sanctions, a traditional public school shares ideas and a roof with two charter schools, examining conflicting federal court rulings on the health care law and the 9/11 commission considers new challenges.

 

 

 

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Statement By The Press Secretary On Ukraine: March 16th, 2014


 

By Jueseppi B.

America’s ambassador to the UN, Ms. Samantha Power, berates her Russian counterpart saying his country stood alone and its actions were wrong.

America’s ambassador to the UN, Ms. Samantha Power, berates her Russian counterpart saying his country stood alone and its actions were wrong.

 

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on Ukraine

 

The United States has steadfastly supported the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine since it declared its independence in 1991, and we reject the “referendum” that took place today in the Crimean region of Ukraine.  This referendum is contrary to Ukraine’s constitution, and the international community will not recognize the results of a poll administered under threats of violence and intimidation from a Russian military intervention that violates international law.

 

No decisions should be made about the future of Ukraine without the Ukrainian government.  Moreover, this vote was not necessary.  The Ukrainian government has made clear its willingness to discuss increased autonomy for Crimea, and the presidential elections planned for May 25 provide a legitimate opportunity for all Ukrainians to make their voices heard on the future of their country.

 

In addition, Ukraine, the United States, the EU, the OSCE, the UN, and others have called for Russia to allow international monitors into the Crimean peninsula to ensure that the rights of ethnic Russians in Ukraine are being upheld.  Russia has spurned those calls as well as outreach from the Ukrainian government and instead has escalated its military intervention into Crimea and initiated threatening military exercises on Ukraine’s eastern border.

 

Russia’s actions are dangerous and destabilizing.  The UN Security Council recognized this in a vote yesterday that only Russia opposed.  As the United States and our allies have made clear, military intervention and violation of international law will bring increasing costs for Russia – not only due to measures imposed by the United States and our allies but also as a direct result of Russia’s own destabilizing actions.

 

In this century, we are long past the days when the international community will stand quietly by while one country forcibly seizes the territory of another.  We call on all members of the international community to continue to condemn such actions, to take concrete steps to impose costs, and to stand together in support of the Ukrainian people and Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

 

 

Statement of G-7 Leaders on Ukraine

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Yatsenyuk of Ukraine

 

Readout of the President’s Calls with President Berzins of Latvia, Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom, President Grybauskaite of Lithuania, President Hollande of France, President Ilves of Estonia, and Prime Minister Renzi of Italy

 

 

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President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Yatsenyuk of Ukraine

March 12, 2014 | 15:26 |Public Domain

 

The President Obama and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine speak to the press after a bilateral meeting to discuss finding a peaceful resolution to Russia’s ongoing military intervention in Crimea that would respect Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity. The leaders also discussed support the international community can provide to help Ukraine confront its economic challenges, and the importance of uniting Ukraine and working to fulfill the aspirations of the Ukrainian people as they prepare for May presidential elections.

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks on Ukraine

March 06, 2014 | 4:20 | Public Domain

President Obama delivers a statement on Ukraine.

 

 

 

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From The Daily Mail:

 

US v Russia in clash of diplomats: America’s ambassador to the UN berates her Russian counterpart saying his country stood alone and its actions were wrong

 

  • 13 countries voted for the motion, Russia against, China abstained
  • Russia Foreign Ministry blasted vote as American plot to interfere
  • Samantha Power of US said Crimea will stay Ukrainian unless law changes

 

Russia defied the world yesterday as it vetoed a UN resolution that declared today’s referendum on the status of Crimea invalid.

 

Samantha Power, America’s ambassador to the UN, berated her Russian counterpart, Vitaly Churkin, at an emergency meeting of the Security Council in New York, saying his country stood alone and its actions were wrong. 

 

Thirteen countries voted in favour of the resolution. Russia voted against the motion, while China abstained.

 

Visibly enraged, she discussed options with Ukraine's Yuriy Sergeyev (second left) ahead of the vote.

Visibly enraged, she discussed options with Ukraine’s Yuriy Sergeyev (second left) ahead of the vote.

 

Later, the Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the resolution as another American attempt to interfere in Ukraine.

 

But Ms Power – an Irish-born diplomat and academic who has held various senior positions in Barack Obama’s administration – said: ‘Crimea will be part of Ukraine unless and until its status is changed in accordance of Ukrainian and international law.’

 

Mr Churkin was the only country to vote against the motion. China abstained, and 13 voted in favour.

Mr Churkin was the only country to vote against the motion. China abstained, and 13 voted in favour.

 

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Thank you The Daily Mail.

 

 

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Violence in Ukraine

 

Don’t listen to Obama’s Ukraine critics: he’s not ‘losing’ – and it’s not his fight

 

TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Monday March 3rd, 2014. Ukraine. Ukraine, Ukraine.

 

Latest Ukraine Updates Photos And Video.

 

10 Reasons Why Russia Is Invading Ukraine

 

The White House Weekend: The Week Ahead. Ukraine Updates.

 

 

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President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine in the Oval Office, March 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine in the Oval Office, March 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Vladimir Putin has responded to journalists’ questions about the invasion with “What invasion? I don’t hear anybody complaining about any invasion. Now go away, I’m busy protecting these cardboard targets.”

Vladimir Putin has responded to journalists’ questions about the invasion with “What invasion? I don’t hear anybody complaining about any invasion. Now go away, I’m busy protecting these cardboard targets.”

Look closely at this foot Vladimir, cause it's about to be lodged up your ass.

Look closely at this foot Vladimir, cause it’s about to be lodged up your ass.

the United States, Germany and Italy during a rally in Independence Square on March 2.

the United States, Germany and Italy during a rally in Independence Square on March 2.

An Orthodox clergyman stands at the gate of a Ukrainian military base in Crimea that was surrounded by several hundred Russian-speaking soldiers March 2. Behind him are Ukrainian soldiers standing just inside the gate.

An Orthodox clergyman stands at the gate of a Ukrainian military base in Crimea that was surrounded by several hundred Russian-speaking soldiers March 2. Behind him are Ukrainian soldiers standing just inside the gate.

A young Ukrainian soldier stands behind the gate inside a Ukrainian military base that was surrounded by several hundred Russian-speaking soldiers March 2 in Crimea.

A young Ukrainian soldier stands behind the gate inside a Ukrainian military base that was surrounded by several hundred Russian-speaking soldiers March 2 in Crimea.

Ukrainian soldiers, left, and unidentified gunmen, right, stand at the gate of an infantry base in Perevalnoye, Ukraine, on March 2.

Ukrainian soldiers, left, and unidentified gunmen, right, stand at the gate of an infantry base in Perevalnoye, Ukraine, on March 2.

A Maidan self-defense unit member stands in support of Ukraine in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, on March 2.

A Maidan self-defense unit member stands in support of Ukraine in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, on March 2.

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AP PHOTO/ANDREW LUBIMOV A man in unmarked uniform rides military vehicle in Balaklava, on the outskirts of Sevastopol in the Crimean region of Ukraine. One day after sending in thousands of troops, Russian President Vladimir Putin got permission from parliament to use military force in the autonomous region of Crimea, where most residents are ethnic Russians.

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A man in unmarked uniform rides military vehicle in Balaklava, on the outskirts of Sevastopol in the Crimean region of Ukraine. One day after sending in thousands of troops, Russian President Vladimir Putin got permission from parliament to use military force in the autonomous region of Crimea, where most residents are ethnic Russians.

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TheObamaCrat Wake-Up Call™ For Friday The 7th Of March. Time Springs Ahead Saturday Night/Sunday Morning.


 

By Jueseppi B.

Spring-Ahead

 

 

White House Schedule – March 7th, 2014

 

 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Miami, FL – The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to the Miami area for an event on expanding opportunity for the middle class.

 

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7th, 2014

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, MARCH 7th, 2014

 

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

In the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will travel to Miami, Florida to visit Coral Reef High School. The President and the First Lady’s departure from the South Lawn and arrival at Homestead Air Reserve Base are open press.

 

While at Coral Reef High School, the President and the First Lady will visit a classroom and the President will deliver remarks. The President will discuss how a quality education has never been more important to economic success in this country.  If they work hard, students should have the opportunity to get a quality education that will prepare them to compete and win in a 21st century global economy. There will be travel pool coverage of the President and First Lady’s classroom visit, while the President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

 

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will remain in Key Largo, Florida for the weekend.

 

 

Friday, March 7 2014 All Times ET

 

10:00 AM: THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, The Oval Office.

 

11:05 AM: THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews, South Lawn.

 

11:20 AM: THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Joint Base Andrews

 

Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest will gaggle aboard Air Force One

 

1:40 PM: THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive Homestead, Florida, Homestead Air Reserve Base.

 

2:25 PM: THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY visit a Coral Reef High School classroom, Coral Reef High School, Miami, Florida

 

2:40 PM: THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks, Coral Reef High School, Miami, Florida.

 

The President and the First Lady will remain in Key Largo, Florida for the weekend.

 

 

The White House Blog

 

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West Wing Week 3/7/14 or “Look Who’s In Our Room”

 

Adam Garber
Adam Garber March 07, 2014
12:00 AM EST

 

This week, The White House hosted its first ever White House Student Film Festival, while the Presidentaddressed the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine, presented his budget for Fiscal Year 2015, urged Congress to raise the minimum wage, and held a town hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act.

 

 

 

Friday, February 28th

·       The President hosted students from across the country for the first ever White House Student Film Festival.

·       Later that day, the President spoke on the ongoing developments in Ukraine.

 

 

Monday, March 3rd

·       The President hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks on the ongoing process towards a two state solution.

 

 

Tuesday, March 4th

·       The President announced his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.

·       Later, the President visited Powell Elementary School to discuss his roadmap for restoring opportunity for all Americans.

·       Following that, the First Lady honored the recipients of the International Women of Courage Award.

·       After that, the First Lady reached out to students at Ying Yu Public Charter School, where she spoke about her upcoming trip to visit schools in China.

 

 

Wednesday, March 5th

·       The President joined the Secretary of Labor and four Northeastern governors in Connecticut to speak on the urgent need to raise the minimum wage.

 

 

Thursday, March 6th

·       The President, participated in the “Tu Salud y La Nueva Ley” Town Hall at the Newseum in DC, centering on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act.

 

 

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Statement By President Barack Hussein Obama On Ukraine

 

Statement By Press Secretary Carney AND President Obama On The Ukraine

 

Be Aware Of Wolves Disguised As Sheep: Kesha Rodgers Is NOT A Democrat. She Is A Lyndon LaRouche Movement Plant.

 

Barack & Michelle After Dark™: West Wing Week. The White House Blog. President Obama And The First Lady Host “In Performance At The White House: Women of Soul.”

 

Shannon Watts, Mayors Against Illegal Guns: VICTORY, Facebook heard you!

 

Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts” One On One With First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama.

 

The First Lady Welcomes “The Women of Soul” Student Workshop To The White House.

 

Michelle After Dark™: A Day In The Life: The First Lady Talks Healthy Families In Miami

 

First Lady Michelle Obama & Epicurious, Host 3rd Recipe Challenge Promoting Healthy Eating Nationwide.

 

President Obama And The First Lady Host “In Performance At The White House: Women of Soul”

 

 

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Statements and Releases – March 06, 2014

 

Readout of President Obama’s call with President Putin of Russia

President Obama spoke for an hour this afternoon with President Putin of Russia. President Obama emphasized that Russia’s actions are in violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, which has led us to take several steps in response, in coordination with our European partners. President Obama indicated that there is a way to resolve the situation diplomatically, which addresses the interests of Russia, the people of Ukraine, and the international community. As a part of that resolution, the governments of Ukraine and Russia would hold direct talks, facilitated by the international community; international monitors could ensure that the rights of all Ukrainians are protected, including ethnic Russians; Russian forces would return to their bases; and the international community would work together to support the Ukrainian people as they prepare for elections in May. President Obama indicated that Secretary Kerry would continue discussions with Foreign Minister Lavrov, the government of  Ukraine, and other international partners in the days to come to advance those objectives.

 

 

Statement by the President

Today, I signed the National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act into law. This bipartisan legislation ensures that the federal government can continue to provide timely, effective drought warning forecasts and vital support to communities that are vulnerable to drought.  States, cities, towns, farmers, and businesses rely on tools and data from the National Integrated Drought Information System to make informed decisions about water use, crop planting, wildfire response, and other critical areas.  As climate change increases the intensity of weather-related disasters such as droughts, wildfires, storms and floods, providing access to updated drought-related science and tools is growing even more important.

 

Currently, a number of Western states are facing drought conditions, including a severe drought in California, and my Administration is pursuing every measure to provide relief and support in partnership with States. To complement the National Integrated Drought Information System, as part of my Climate Action Plan, federal agencies have also formed a National Drought Resilience Partnership to help communities better prepare for droughts in the long term, and prevent the worst impacts on families and businesses.  I commend Congress for passing this bipartisan bill to continue to build our national resilience to drought and help communities, farmers, businesses and individuals better prepare and recover when disaster strikes.

 

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2431

On Thursday, March 6, 2014, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2431, the “National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2014,” which authorizes appropriations for the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) through FY 2018 and requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to report to Congress on the implementation of the NIDIS.

 

 

Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on Executive Order on Ukraine — Via Conference Call

 

 

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Travel to Israel

Coming out of the very productive consultations between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama during their bilateral meeting this week, President Obama has asked National Security Advisor Susan Rice to travel to Israel in May to lead the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-Israel Consultative Group.  Ambassador Rice looks forward to her first visit to Israel as National Security Advisor to continue our strategic consultations on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues.

 

 

Statement by the President on Ukraine

 

President Obama Speaks on Ukraine

March 06, 2014 | 4:20 | Public Domain

 

President Obama delivers a statement on Ukraine.

 

 

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on Ukraine

 

Press Briefing

March 06, 2014 | 53:31 | Public Domain

 

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

 

 

 

March 6th, 2014: Photos of the Day

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama waits backstage with staff at the St. Regis Hotel in Miami, Fla., March 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

First Lady Michelle Obama waits backstage with staff at the St. Regis Hotel in Miami, Fla., March 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security staff in the Oval Office, March 6, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security staff in the Oval Office, March 6, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama during a town hall event with television hosts Jose Diaz Balart and Enrique Acevedo, far left, at the Newseum in Washington. The event was broadcast in both English and Spanish languages

President Barack Obama during a town hall event with television hosts Jose Diaz Balart and Enrique Acevedo, far left, at the Newseum in Washington. The event was broadcast in both English and Spanish languages

The Obama's & The Holder's enjoy an evening of “In Performance At The White House: Women of Soul.”

The Obama’s & their guest enjoy an evening of “In Performance At The White House: Women of Soul.”

A young student uses a stethoscope to hear President Barack Obama's heartbeat during a classroom visit at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A young student uses a stethoscope to hear President Barack Obama’s heartbeat during a classroom visit at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

 

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YouTube Stars Talk Health Care at the White House

March 06, 2014 | 3:14 |Public Domain

 

President Obama met with some of YouTube’s most popular content creators to discuss ideas and strategies that can help raise awareness about health care enrollment. Learn more at healthcare.gov.

Participants included Hannah Hart, Iman Crosson (or Alphacat), Michael Stevens of Vsauce, Benny and Rafi Fine of The Fine Brothers, Mark Douglas, Todd Womack, and Ben Relles of BarelyPolitical, Peter Shuckoff and Lloyd Ahlquist of Epic Rap Battles of History: Tyler Oakley, Mickey Meyer and Daniel Kellison of Jash and Rachel Goldenberg from Funny or Die.

 

 

 

Introduction To In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul

March 06, 2014 | 5:04 |Public Domain

 

President and First Lady host “In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul” for music legends and contemporary major female artists at the White House celebrating the great “foremothers” of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women.

 

 

 

Student Workshop: The History of Women in Soul

March 06, 2014 | 1:01:26 |Public Domain

 

First Lady Michelle Obama hosts middle school, high school and college students from across the country for an interactive student workshop: “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul.”

 

 

 

International Women’s Day Event on Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment

 

Published on Mar 6, 2014

International Women’s Day, the White House Council on Women and Girls hostsa discussion on breaking down barriers to women’s economic empowerment around the world.

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks at Café Beauregard in Connecticut

 

Published on Mar 5, 2014

President Obama delivers short remarks at a small business that pays its employees more than the minimum wage. March 5, 2014.

 

 

 

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President Obama’s Town Hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act

 

Yesterday, President Obama took part in a town hall at the Newseum in Washington, DC to discuss the Affordable Care Act and how the law benefits the Latino community. The town hall was hosted by Univision, Telemundo, impreMedia and the California Endowment.

 

The town hall, was televised and livestreamed in both English and Spanish, and provided an opportunity for Latinos across the country to learn more about how to enroll in affordable, quality health care via the Health Insurance Marketplace.

 

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Presidential Innovation Fellows Round 3: Serve. Create. Innovate.

 

Todd Park and Dan Tangherlini
March 06, 2014
09:00 AM EST

 

Today, we are very excited to announce that applications are now being accepted  for the third round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. This initiative pairs talented, diverse individuals from outside government with top Federal innovators to implement game-changing projects that make the Federal Government work better for the American people.

 

At its core, the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program is as strong as the incredible people that are willing to join this effort and serve their country. That’s why we want the best and brightest individuals—original thinkers, gifted designers, tech-savvy strategists, private-sector doers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and talented developers and engineers—to offer up their skills and expertise to create huge value for the American public.

 

 

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President Obama Announces His 2015 Budget

 

 

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