Weak world response on Syria boosts chance of strong Israeli action on Iran


This kind of international dallying is not the type of behavior that will instill confidence in Israeli leaders that they can count on the world when it comes to Iran and its nuclear capabilities.

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New York, NY – Mayoral Hopeful: Don’t Stop Trains For Kittens

New York, NY — A former chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority and New York City mayoral hopeful says he wouldn’t have stopped the subway because two lost kittens were scrambling along the tracks. A spokesman for Joe Lhota tells the New York Post today the candidate doesn’t think shutting down subway service for lost […]


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Moscow – Putin Says It Would Be ‘Utter Nonsense’ For Assad To Use Chemical Arms

Moscow — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that it would be “utter nonsense” for the Syrian government to use chemical weapons when it was winning the war, and urged US President Barack Obama not to attack Syrian forces. The United States said on Friday it was planning a limited military response to punish […]


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New York – Protesters Opposing Action In Syria Rally In NYC

New York — Anti-war protesters rallied in Times Square on Saturday as President Barack Obama announced he would ask Congress to authorize a military strike on Syria. About 200 people opposed to U.S. military intervention staged a noisy but orderly demonstration in the tourist-packed theater district. Many chanted, “No war on Syria!” The rally began […]


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Paris – France’s Hollande Now Facing Pressure For Deputies To Vote On Syria

Paris — French President Francois Hollande reaffirmed to U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday his will to punish Syria for a suspected chemicals weapons attack but was under increasing pressure to put the intervention to parliament. Obama and Hollande spoke by telephone before Obama’s statement that he would seek authorization from Congress before any strike. […]


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Washington – AP Analysis: Obama’s Credibility On Line In Reversal

Washington — For more than a week, the White House had been barreling toward imminent military action against Syria. But President Barack Obama’s abrupt decision to instead ask Congress for permission left him with a high-risk gamble that could devastate his credibility if no action is ultimately taken in response to a deadly chemical weapons […]


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Washington – Congress’ Top Republicans Praise Obama On Syria

Washington — Leading congressional Republicans praised President Barack Obama’s decision to seek lawmakers’ approval before punishing Syria for a chemical attack. But it was far from clear whether they would support such a strike in a region rife with warfare and the specter of retaliation. “I do believe (Syria) should not have impunity,” for the […]


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Video Of Interest: HaRav Yosef Elefant on Leil Slichos at Kehilas Zichron Nosson Tzvi (Eretz Yisroel)

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African-American Vote Divided In NYC’s Race For Mayor

Four years after overwhelming support from black voters nearly carried Bill Thompson to an improbable upset of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the lone African-American candidate for mayor is facing a stiff challenge for their support this time around. The race’s new front-runner, Bill de Blasio, has resonated with black voters as a harsh critic of stop […]

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Washington – Officials: Obama’s Reverse Decision On Syria Was Last-Minute Change Of Mind

Washington — Senior administration officials say President Barack Obama had planned to take military action against Syria without congressional authorization, but told aides Friday night that he had changed his mind. Obama announced Saturday that he wanted to launch a military strike, but would first seek lawmakers’ approval. The officials describe a president overriding all […]


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