In meeting with Meretz leader Gal-On, Abbas says he will not extend talks beyond April deadline if core issues not addressed; says he would only agree to more negotiations if settlements frozen, more prisoners released. Read More: Abbas: If Kerry’s framework not satisfactory, PA will end talks, seek unilateral recognition | JPost | Israel News.
US President Barack Obama said on Monday that Russia has violated international law in its military intervention in Ukraine and said the US government has warned it will look at a series of economic and diplomatic sanctions that would isolate Moscow. Read More: Obama says Russia has violated international law in Ukraine | JPost | […]
The new government in Ukraine said Monday that Russia’s navy ordered two of its ships off the shores of Crimea to surrender. Russia issued a denial. Read More: Ukraine: Russia Demands Ships Surrender by 5 A.M. – Global Agenda – News – Israel National News.
The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization. Read More: Disney to Halt Funding Boy Scouts Over Its Ban on Gay Adult Leaders | TheBlaze.com.
As Washington and the Europeans – and especially the UK – continue to decry Russian military aggression, the US and Russians have quietly entered into intense negotiations on a compromise for resolving their dispute over Ukraine, DEBKAfile’s Washington and Moscow sources report. Read More: Moscow will halt military steps in Ukraine – only after a US […]
Barack Obama is the second U.S. president in a row to badly misjudge Vladimir Putin. In 2001, after his first meeting with Putin, George W. Bush famously told Colin Powell, his secretary of state, that he thought the Russian leader was religious. Read More: Beware the Russian Bear | National Review Online.
Russia has said China is largely “in agreement” over Ukraine, after other world powers condemned Moscow for sending troops into the country.Hundreds of Russian soldiers have surrounded a military base in Crimea, preventing Ukrainian soldiers from going in or out. Read More: Russia And China ‘In Agreement’ Over Ukraine.
Pastor Rick Warren on Sunday strongly condemned rumors that he supported a controversial law passed in Uganda last week that allows those convicted of homosexuality to be imprisoned for life. The pastor of California’s Saddleback Church underscored that he is against the law today just as he was in 2009 when it was first proposed. […]