Archive | December 25, 2016

Netanyahu halts Israeli Funding of 5 U.N. Bodies in Revenge for Settlement Freeze Demand*

Netanyahu halts Israeli Funding of 5 U.N. Bodies in Revenge for Settlement Freeze Demand*

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) told President Obama (C) that Israel was not considering a full-scale invasion, as Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas remains wary. © Tim Sloan / AFP

 

Israel has suspended its multimillion dollar contribution to a number of United Nations bodies and is re-evaluating its relationship with the organization, after the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution on Israeli settlement construction.

“I instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete within a month a re-evaluation of all our contacts with the United Nations, including the Israeli funding of U.N. institutions and the presence of U.N. representatives in Israel,” Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said on Saturday while addressing the nation.

“I have already instructed to stop about 30 million shekels ($7.8 million) in funding to five U.N. institutions, five bodies, that are especially hostile to Israel … and there is more to come,” he added without offering any further details.

Netanyahu harshly criticized President Barack Obama for his decision on Friday to abstain from vetoing the resolution that declares settlements as having “no legal validity.” The resolution passed 14 to zero, with the United States abstaining.

The resolution demands that Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the ‘occupied’ Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem.”

The resolution “doesn’t bring peace closer. It pushes it further away,” Netanyahu said Saturday, calling the document “crazy.”

President Barack Obama’s administration constituted a “shameful ambush” by allowing the resolution’s passage, Netanyahu said in his first public comments since Friday’s vote.

“Half a million … are being slaughtered in Syria, tens of thousands are butchered in Sudan. The Middle East is up in flames, yet the Obama administration and the U.N. Security Council choose to set upon the only democracy in the Middle East,” Netanyahu told his television audience.

Netanyahu said that by abstaining the U.S. has violated a pledge made by former president Jimmy Carter who promised Tel Aviv that Washington would not dictate peace terms to Israel at the U.N. Security Council.

BREAKING: UNSC passes resolution demanding end to Israeli settlement building on occupied Palestinian land https://t.co/8vIDh2WIzTpic.twitter.com/zBojoLWii9

— RT (@RT_com) December 23, 2016

In a statement after the vote on Friday, Netanyahu’s office personally accused Obama of failing to “protect Israel against this gang-up at the U.N.,” accusing the administration of working “behind the scenes.”

The UNSC was initially scheduled to vote on the resolution presented by Egypt on behalf of Palestine on Thursday. But Cairo pulled its text at the last minute after Netanyahu allegedly exerted heavy pressure on Egyptian President Abdel Sisi.

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Israel’s Rule of Annexation in West Bank*

Israeli Prepares to Build Illegal Settlement that would Split West Bank in Two*

Lawsuit Seeks Billions in Damages from Americans Who Fund Israeli Settlements*

Israeli Manufacturers Move Factories from Settlements to Avoid E.U. Labelling*

Israel Anger over E.U. to Label Settlement Goods*

Israel Takes Advantage of Syrian Civil War to Expand Illegal Golan Heights Settlements*

Norway Aiding Israeli Fuel Extraction on the Golan Heights Under Fire*

The Brothers who Funded Blair, Israeli Settlements and Islamophobia*

While Waging War on Gaza Israel Expands Settlement Construction on West Bank and Jerusalem*

 

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What Unconditional Love Can Do to a Severely Disabled Child*

What Unconditional Love Can Do to a Severely Disabled Child*

By Brianna Acuesta

Baby Ryan

When Priscilla Morse was browsing through Facebook in 2015, she and her husband David already had four children of their own and were living in the U.S. She came across a photo of a 7-year-old Bulgarian orphan with several severe medical conditions on her newsfeed and, despite it being a crazy and seemingly irrational decision, Priscilla decided that her family was going to welcome him into their home and save his life.

The ill boy was Ryan and he lived in Bulgaria, meaning the Morse family would have to endure a foreign adoption process before they could bring him home to help. After they were cleared to adopt him, Priscilla went alone to Bulgaria and brought Ryan back to America. The family immediately had him tested thoroughly to determine what his ailments were, and the results were less than promising.

The doctors couldn’t believe that this tiny child was seven years old because his size alone indicated that he was more likely a toddler. In a post earlier this year, Priscilla recalled how,

“Grown men, doctors who have probably seen horrible things over the years, held Ryan’s little hand and cried. No one could understand how this was allowed to happen, and when I said there were orphanages full of kids just like him, they just stared at me in shock. Everyone told me to prepare for him to die.”

He was diagnosed with dwarfism, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, and clubfoot, all of which adversely affect Ryan’s size. He was also severely malnourished and had grown dark hair all over his body in an effort to keep his body warm.

Despite warnings that he would not survive his childhood and would likely show little improvement, the Morse family refused to sit idly by while their new child suffered through his birth defects. He had already spent seven years in agony and without parents to care for him, and that simply was not an option once he was taken in by the Morse family.

Then something amazing happened: Ryan’s condition and health began to improve. Little by little he gained strength with weight and a loving and mischievous personality emerged where a near lifeless child used to be.

Baby Ryan

 

It hasn’t always been easy, but the Morse family maintains that the sleepless nights at the hospital have all been worth it. Ryan’s siblings adore him and have been a crucial part in his recovery, and Priscilla said,

The skeletal near death child crying in pain…he doesn’t exist anymore. He’s gone forever and he’s been replaced with a chubby, giggly, happy boy who loves kisses and tickles. He rolls all over and can be a naughty little butterball!”

Ryan’s battle isn’t over, but he has come such a long way since his first doctor’s visit. In the near future, he is scheduled to have a surgery to straighten his spine. He’s still tiny, but he’s full of life in a way that no one who knew him a year ago can believe. If you would like to follow Ryan’s story, you can follow his Facebook page here and get updates on this amazing boy’s progress.

Baby Ryan

Baby Ryan

 

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There’s More Going on in a Baby’s Consciousness than We Are Aware Of*

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‘This baby won’t stop breathing!’: Abortionist Strangled Baby Born Alive While Nurses Stood and Watched*

Modern Parenting is Preventing Brain Development*

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Poland Debates Banning Abortion After Live Baby Cries Itself to Death*

 

Famous Russian Choir lost in Recent Crash in the Black Sea*

Famous Russian Choir lost in Recent Crash in the Black Sea*

64 members of world-renowned Alexandrov army band missing in Tu-154 crash

[Editor’s Note: VT’s condolences go out to the Russian people and the families of on these most unfortunate victims. As our readers might expect, we are more than a little bit suspicious of a tragic incident like this happening during good weather, with a highly experienced pilot, with such an important symbolic group of passengers aboard.

And yes, I am exactly referring to the possiblility of “pay-back” against Russia for its key role in defeating the pro-proxy terrorist coalition, a powerful group of enemies to have, including the kind of people who can take an airliner down anytime they want to via electronic means. We have all been here before.

The war party has huge resources at its disposal and does not take reverses laying down. Creating fear of the power they view as key to their long term survival, and they do not have that card to play unless they put in on display now and then. This incident coming on the heels of the Russian ambassador being killed is certainly a factor, as was the U.S. coalition being excluded from the new tripartite talks on resolving the Syrian tragedy.

VT is also concerned about a major attach here in the U.S. to rev up public war hysteria as Trump is coming in to office. It happened with Bush (43) and we took a huge hit with 9-11 as the real perpetrators got away scot free, leaving them around to do a follow up when they felt the need for one.

We are in a dangerous time now as the geopolitical plates are shifting, which usually is preceded with tremors, which is how we view these two incidents on Russia. We will be watching very closely. Jim W. Dean]

 

 

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Rescued Russian Pilot Says There was No Warning before F-16 Opened Fire*

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Twenty-Seven Million Russians Died Defending Europe against the Cabal’s WWII*

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