Tag: Barack Obama

Troops, extra police in Charlotte to prevent more clashes

Hundreds of National Guard troops and police reinforcements converged on Charlotte, mobilized to prevent a third night of violent protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man.   The tense southern city was under a state of emergency amid growing complaints that the authorities were slow to respond to crowds protesting the death […]

Obama-era surveillance worse than Stasi, says Oliver Stone

US film director Oliver Stone on Thursday accused President Barack Obama’s administration of implementing a surveillance system worse than that of the feared Stasi secret police in East Germany.   Speaking at the San Sebastian film festival in northern Spain, where he presented his film “Snowden,” Stone said many in the US had grown disillusioned […]

Obama disappointed in failure to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace, envoy admits

The White House is disappointed in the lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process during US President Barack Obama’s eight-year administration, said US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro on Thursday.   Speaking to Army Radio from the United States on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly debate, the ambassador spoke of Washington’s sentiments […]

‘Last Obama peace push possibility was elephant in the room during Benjamin Netanyahu meeting’

NEW YORK – The possibility that US President Barack Obama may make a final push for an Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative before he leaves office was the “elephant in the room” during his meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu on Wednesday, a senior official from the premier’s entourage told the press.   US officials have maintained for […]

Obama to Benjamin Netanyahu: Desire for ‘stable Israel’ next to ‘Palestinian homeland’

Seven years and 16 meetings after their first encounter in the Oval Office, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama met for likely the last time in their current roles in New York on Wednesday, with Obama – as at that first meeting – expressing concern about the settlements, and Netanyahu professing a desire […]

Obama’s UN Speech | Endtime Ministries with Dave Robbins

President Obama gave his last speech to United Nations yesterday at the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Obama on fighting climate change at the UN

Obama gave his final address to the United Nations on Tuesday, where he discussed how investing in new technologies can help combat climate change, among other issues.   He highlighted the need for a “new model” for the global marketplace, one that’s both environmentally sustainable and inclusive of rich and poor countries.   The address came just […]

Obama to UN: U.S. Must “Accept Constraints” on Sovereignty in Order to Accomplish UN Goals

In what is likely his final address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama (shown at UN) offered Tuesday what called as the “broad strokes” of a “course correction” necessary to achieve “global integration.”   In order to “to carry this progress forward,” the president said that he is “convinced that in the long […]

Obama, Netanyahu meeting a capstone to years of testy ties

NEW YORK (AP) — Frustrated after years of fraught diplomacy, President Barack Obama will seek Wednesday to cast the U.S. partnership with Israel as on solid footing, even as he openly weighs using the final stretch of his presidency to ramp up pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to finally make peace with the Palestinians. […]

Fears mount that Obama will change course on Israel in final months

An overwhelming majority of senators are pressing President Obama not to abandon the United States’ traditional veto of any United Nations efforts deemed to be “one-sided” against Israel amid concerns that the president will change course on his way out the door.   On Monday, 88 senators, led by Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Kirsten Gillibrand […]