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Palestinian Authority tells UN it is responsible for ending Israeli “occupation,” also demands apology (and compensation) from Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday told the United Nations that Israel is not a peace partner, and said its “colonial occupation” of the West Bank and East Jerusalem was breeding incitement and violence in the region.

In an address to the General Assembly, Abbas said the international community was responsible for putting an end to Israeli policies that “incite religious tensions and could lead to a violent religious conflict.”

“We are entrusted and you are entrusted to end apartheid in Palestine,” Abbas said in a nearly 45-minute speech.”Can the world accept an apartheid regime in the 21st century?”

Still no truth or honor from Abbas“Has the international community surrendered to the fact that Israel is a country above the law?” he asked. “The continuation of the occupation is a disgrace for the international community.”

“There is no place left for the state of Palestine and this is not acceptable,” he said.

“The two-state solution is in jeopardy,” he said, warning, “We cannot as Palestinians stand still in the face of this threat.”

“Our choice is the two-state solution on the 1967 borders,” Abbas said, “and we will grant every chance for the efforts being undertaken by President Donald Trump and the Quartet and international community as a whole to achieve a historic agreement that brings the two-state solution to reality, enabling the state of Palestine with its capital East Jerusalem to live in peace and security side by side with Israel.”

The Quartet refers to the grouping of the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union guiding the Middle East peace process.

Abbas said that failing the re-establishment of talks, he would continue to seek recognition of Palestinian statehood outside the framework of a peace process — a posture Israel has rejected repeatedly as sabotaging chances for peace.  In a first for a Palestinian president since the launch of the Oslo peace process in 1993, however, Abbas also suggested that the Palestinians might, in the face of the collapse of hopes for two states, agitate for full rights in a single state.

Likening Israel’s control of the West Bank to a “one-state reality,” Abbas warned that in the failure of a two-state solution, “neither you, nor we, will have any other choice but to continue the struggle and demand full, equal rights for all inhabitants of historic Palestine. This is not a threat, but a warning of the realities before us as a result of ongoing Israeli policies that are gravely undermining the two-state solution.”

Abbas said withdrawing the Israeli presence from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, by contrast, would be a blow to Palestinian terror groups, which continue to call for the use of violence as a strategy of resistance.

Abbas went on to urge the British government to correct the “historic injustice” it inflicted on the Palestinian people by issuing the Balfour Declaration in 1917, a document that espoused London’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.  The PA president criticized the United Kingdom for marking the 100th anniversary of the declaration, and demanded compensation.

Abbas also told the Assembly that Israel’s refusal to recognize a state of Palestine along the 1967 lines “put into question” its commitment to the Oslo peace accords signed in 1993.

“We recognize the state of Israel on the 1967 borders, but Israel’s refusal to recognize these borders has put into question the mutual recognition of the agreement signed in Oslo,” he said.

Afterwards, Israel’s UN ambassador slammed Abbas for his remarks, saying they “spread falsehoods” that “encourage hate.”

“Today’s lies and excuses have proven once again that the Palestinian leadership is a serial evader of peace,” Ambassador Danny Danon said in a statement.

Earlier on Wednesday, Abbas met with US President Donald Trump and, in a markedly more conciliatory tone than his UN General Assembly speech, expressed optimism of the US administration’s efforts to broker “the deal of a century” between the Palestinians and Israel.

Abbas said the 20-plus meetings PA officials have held with US officials since Trump took office in January “gives us the assurance and the confidence that we are on the verge of real peace.”

Trump, in response, told the Palestinian leader that “we have a pretty good shot — maybe the best shot ever” at achieving peace in the entire Middle East. “I certainly will devote everything within my heart and within my soul to get that deal made.”

“Israel is working very hard toward the same goal, and I must tell you, Saudi Arabia and many of the different nations are working also hard,” Trump told Abbas. “So we’ll see if we can put it together. Who knows? Stranger things have happened.

Trump, who has made resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict one of the “highest priorities” of his presidency, failed to mention the decades-long dispute in his address to the UN a day earlier.

During his speech, Trump trashed the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program and dubbed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a “rocket man” on a “suicide mission.”  Also on Tuesday, Trump met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and told the Israeli leader that a regional peace deal would be a “fantastic achievement” and that “we are giving it an absolute go.”

In his own remarks to the General Assembly, Netanyahu said that Israel was ready for peace with Palestinians and the rest of the Arab world. However, his commitment to the principle of “two states for two peoples,” expressed last year, was absent from his speech.  Netanyahu later hailed Trump’s remarks as the most “courageous speech” he had ever heard at the world body.

 

[From an article published by The Times of Israel]

 

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Israel celebrates 69th anniversary of its independence while the UN continues to condemn the Mideast’s only democracy for its “occupation” of the only country it has ever known

“Palestinians hemorrhaging support for their continued anti-Israel resolutions”

As Israel celebrated its 69th Independence Day on Tuesday,  UNESCO — the cultural arm of the United Nations — voted by a 22-10 margin (with 23 abstentions and three absences) to approve a resolution that condemned what it called Israel’s “illegal” presence in Jerusalem.
However, the number of “yes” votes was down from similar past resolutions — a development one watchdog group viewed as progress.
“Israel lost the vote today, but it did score a moral victory by winning more votes than ever before, including from leading democratic members like the US, Britain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands,” Hillel Neuer — executive director of the Geneva-based UN Watch NGO -told The Algemeiner.
“The Palestinians at UNESCO are hemorrhaging support for their ritual anti-Israel resolutions: last April they had 33 yes votes, then in October it was down to 24, and today it’s down to 22.
And once again, India — an increasingly important friend of Israel — has voted to abstain, showing that its recent break from decades of lockstep voting with the Arab states is now a fixed policy.”
The resolution passed on Tuesday stated that “all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and in particular the ‘basic law’ on Jerusalem, are null and void and must be rescinded forthwith.”
Holy sites outside Jerusalem were also included in the resolution. Two shrines sacred to Jews — the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem — were defined by the resolution as the “two Palestinian sites of Al-Haram Al-Ibrahimi/Tomb of the Patriarchs in Al-Khalil/Hebron and the Bilal Ibn Rabah Mosque/Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem.” Both, the resolution said, “are an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian Territory.”
The resolution also “deplored” what it described as “the continuous Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, which harmfully affects the free and sustained movement of personnel, students and humanitarian relief items.”
Israeli officials were likely to be pleased with the list of countries that either abstained from the vote or opposed the resolution.
Abstentions included Albania — which has a Muslim majority — and four African states with whom Israel now enjoys revived relations: Ghana, Guinea, Kenya and Uganda.
The US voted against the resolution, as did key European nations like France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania and the Netherlands.
There was a similar lack of consensus among the Latin American delegates.
Paraguay voted against, while Argentina — an ally of Iran before current President Mauricio Macri defeated incumbent Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the November 2015 election — also abstained.
Other abstentions included the Dominican Republic and El Salvador. Brazil was the only Latin American country to vote “yes.”
Arab and Muslim states, among them Qatar and Iran — both of whom have extensive financial and political ties with the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas — voted overwhelmingly in favor.
Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon condemned the passage of the resolution, which was entitled “Occupied Palestine.”
“This biased and blatantly deceitful decision, and the attempts to dispute the connection between Israel and Jerusalem, will not change the simple fact that this city is the historic and eternal capital of the Jewish people,” Danon said. “Israel will not stand silently by in the face of this shameful resolution.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the International Bible Contest in his nation’s capital, “There is no other people in the world for whom Jerusalem is as holy and important as for the Jewish people, even though a meeting will take place at UNESCO today that will try to deny this historical truth.”
[From an article published by PROPHECY NEWS WATCH]
NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  How do you suppose you and all your country’s citizens would feel if the UN continually told you (and the rest of the world) that you were illegally occupying YOUR country?  Israel has thousands of years of well-documented history behind it and the land it calls home, but that seems to make no difference at all to the UN.  Why does the USA continue to support this rogue and ruthless organization?  Maybe we should tell the UN that we think it is illegally occupying all of its New York buildings and give them 90 days to vacate.  Think that might wake them up?
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Israel’s enemies emboldened as never before, thanks to betrayal of Israel by Obama just before he left office

Obama’s deliberate betrayal of Israel at the UN just before he left office has emboldened Israel’s enemies with a new determination to harm the Jewish state and, if possible, the USA.

The UN, and the International Criminal Court, both seek any possible opening to embarrass, threaten, and harass the State of Israel, the only democracy in the entire Middle East.  If the ICC can manage to control Israel, it will be able to control ANY nation including the United States.

The US Congress is now considering a new bill called the Safeguard Israel Act, which will cut off US taxpayer funding for the UN ($620 million per year plus $2 billion for “peacekeeping”) until the UN repeals the outrageous anti-Israel resolution which Obama allowed to be approved.  Congress is also working to renew sanctions against Iran and undo the disastrous nuclear deal Obama made with Iran, a deal which endangers Israel directly and the US as well.

Here are some details which you need to know:

Obama deliberately betrayed Israel at the UN in his final days in office, allowing passage of the viciously anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution 2334.  This move by Obama was an act of utter cowardice, abandoning our longstanding policy of supporting our important ally at the United Nations.  Joining this attempt to delegitimize Israel at the UN was something no other US president had ever considered doing.  This resolution at the UN calls Jewish settlements and Jerusalem itself “occupied territory” and attempts to cripple Israel’s sovereignty, weaken its borders, leave it susceptible to false criminal charges at the International Criminal Court, and strengthen the pernicious BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) which seeks to not just undermine but absolutely destroy the Jewish State.

Among other things, this resolution attempts to provide legal diplomatic cover for genocidal aggression incited by radical anti-Israel groups like Hamas and Fatah.

This betrayal at the UN emboldens the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) and other enemies of Israel to bring charges against Israel at the ICC.  If we allow the ICC to gain jurisdiction where it now has none, America’s own sovereignty will be at risk, as well as that of all other independent UN member nations.

Emboldened by Obama’s stupid and disastrous nuclear deal with Iran, that nation is now testing ballistic missiles — which in itself is a violation of the nuclear deal.  The Iran nuclear deal was born of US (and Obama’s) weakness; Secretary of State John Kerry begged Iran’s ayatollahs almost daily to come to the table with an agreement in just about any form.  During the negotiations, Kerry caved in to virtually all Iranian demands.  As the deal was finally agreed upon, US citizens who had been held hostage in Iranian prisons for years were made to wait in a plane sitting on the tarmac in Tehran until Obama finally flew in a planeload of hundreds of millions in cash for the ayatollahs.

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  We watched Obama for eight years try to construct some sort of meaningful foreign policy, but all he could ever do was re-emphasize over and over to the rest of the world that he had no leadership ability and no backbone.  Obama made the US a laughing-stock among the countries of the world.  With Obama in the White House, our enemies no longer feared us and our allies no longer respected us.

 

[The post above was taken from a recent communication to us from the American Center for Law and Justice.]

 

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Egyptian newspaper publishes transcript which proves Obama and John Kerry originated the anti-Israel UN resolution

According to a report by the Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabea, Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Ambassador Susan Rice met with a delegation of Palestinians on December 15th in Washington D.C. and introduced the anti-Israel resolution which was passed  eight days later on December 23 by the UN Security Council, thanks to an Obama-directed US vote abstention.

The Egyptian newspaper published what it claims are the transcripts of meetings between top US and Palestinian officials which seems to corroborate Israeli accusations that the Obama administration was behind last week’s UN Security Council resolution, and hints that the Palestinians had already seen the plan Kerry presented to the UN, which Israel believes is the first step to the Obama administration trying to impose a “peace solution” on Israel.

Another possibility being discussed is that before he leaves office, Barack Obama will “recognize” a Palestinian state. Any of these possibilities remove any need for negotiations. Obama/Kerry plan to give the Palestinians what they want, so why bother negotiating with Israel–which has been the Palestinian position since Obama took office and made the settlements a major issue.

Friday’s UNSC vote and the new possible actions have been rumored since mid-September but there was no way Obama could act before the election while Democrats still needed the campaign donations and votes of America’s Jews.

On December 22, the day the original Security Council vote was to have taken place, the Israeli news site Walla published a report almost identical to the one on the Egyptian news site. Walla quoted a senior Israeli official as stating that in a meeting between Kerry and a Palestinian delegation to Washington headed by Palestinian Liberation Organization Secretary General Saeb Erekat, agreement was reached on the matter of a resolution against the settlements, with Kerry saying the United States would not veto it.

The five-page Arabic document released by the site appears to be a summary of the meeting, composed by the Palestinian delegation. If the document is authentic, it was probably leaked by officials in the Egyptian government.

During the meeting Kerry promised the Palestinians America’s “full cooperation,” while Rice reportedly praised Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat for predicting four years ago that Netanyahu would not be in favor of the two-state solution.

 

[From an article published by MINUTEMEN NEWS]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  Have you ever heard of someone who is “two-faced?”  Have you ever heard Obama referred to as being for Muslims more than for Israel or even the USA?  We are about to say goodbye to the most two-faced, evil, unprincipled, unpatriotic, unethical, untrustworthy Oval Office occupant the USA has ever had the misfortune to elect.  The man has absolutely no honor and no integrity. None. If you have nothing else to do on January 20th, make the trip to Washington DC so you can join the crowd of Americans — it will probably be a very BIG crowd — gathered there to give Mr. Obama a good sendoff.  (You get to decide what you think that sendoff should look like and sound like.)

 

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Obama continues to back the wrong side…

Obama shows no respect for Netanyahu..or anyone else.Obama is fuming.

Israel’s citizens dared to re-elect Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

So now Obama is threatening Israel’s security.

He’s reportedly willing to use the U.N. as a weapon against Israel, to force it to bargain with terrorists who seek only Israel’s destruction.

For the sake of political revenge, President Obama is willing to risk innocent lives, to play U.N. games at the expense of our closest Middle East ally.

This is inexcusable. At the ACLJ, we’re taking action. We will engage the White House directly. Working from our offices in Washington and Jerusalem, we will defend Israel. Join this new campaign.

Obama is increasing tremendously the pressure on Israel.

He wants to force Israel into an impossible position by negotiating with terrorists who want to destroy it, our closest Middle East ally.

He’s demanding Israel immediately embrace a “two-state” solution in the Middle East, but Hamas — a terrorist organization dedicated to destroying Israel — occupies the Gaza strip.

In fact, Hamas has been invited into the Palestinian government.

Obama pretends to ignore these facts. Once again, he’s backing the wrong side — just as he backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Islamic radicals in Syria, and jihadists in Libya.

Enough is enough. Send a message to the White House. We’re taking direct action.

 

[from a letter sent to us by Jay Sekulow, Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice]

 

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Identifying the US political weaklings on the Iranian nuclear issue…

Why is it so difficult for US officials to oppose Iran?

When the chips are down on a major national security issue like Iran, some Democrats talk tough, but then wilt when the White House balks. We’ve seen for 18 months Democratic senators come up with one excuse and mechanism after another to avoid imposing sanctions conditional on Iran making an acceptable deal. Even when the president plans to bypass the Senate entirely, many Democrats would rather grouse about Republicans who highlight the president’s duplicity than try to stop him from running to the United Nations with a deal that amounts to total capitulation.

Michael Makovsky, CEO of the pro-Israel JINSA think tank, tells me via e-mail that “it’s unjustifiable for the Obama Administration to have the U.N. Security Council effectively approve a deal, which strongly impacts U.S. national security while opposing Congressional approval/disapproval. This is especially galling while the Administration seeks Congressional authorization of military force against ISIS, which is a lesser strategic challenge.” He explains, “The net result would be a huge boost to Iran’s economy and international legitimacy of achieving nuclear weapons capability within a relatively short amount of time. Congress must vote on this deal before the U.N. or other international body does — to give the American people a voice on a fundamental national security issue, and for ensuring continuity in U.S. policy after the Obama Administration.”

The problem, however, is raising a veto-proof majority that can legally interpose the Congress and keep at least U.S. sanctions in place (and potentially increase them). Certainly, simply pointing out the fallacy of the president’s position (i.e. he can deliver on a deal without a ratified treaty) is a worthwhile endeavor — one which frankly both Democrats like Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Republicans like Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and the 47 GOP signatories to Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-Ark.) letter have already done. The president is peddling his “nonbinding” snake oil in hopes of greasing the skids for a deal that can only do harm — lift sanctions for a time — but not bind either side.

The 2-million-member-strong Christians United for Israel has decided to do something about the remarkable turn of events. Last week CUFI issued an action alert that generated more than 71,000 emails to senators in support of the Corker-Menendez Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (S.615) that would seek to guarantee an up or down vote on a final deal. In a news release, CUFI founder and chairman Pastor John Hagee declared, “It is unconscionable that the President would consider signing a deal of this import without Congressional approval. Congress is the voice of the people, and the massive response to this action alert makes clear that on Iran, the people want their voice heard.”

On Monday CUFI placed ads in the New York Post and Billings Gazette (Montana), calling upon Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), respectively, to support this bill. The ads politically called on the pols to “stay strong”:

We appreciate your support for economic sanctions on Iran. This is exactly the kind of strong leadership that brought the Iranians to the negotiating table in the first place. But your work is not yet done. Now you need to ensure that any deal reached at this negotiating table will actually make us more secure. Every major arms-control agreement in recent history has been submitted to Congress for approval. A deal with Iran should be no different. Since the President is seeking to bypass Congress, the time has come for Congress to act.

Today identical ads will run in the Richmond Times-Dispatch and New Jersey’s Star-Ledger calling upon Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), respectively, to do the same. Web ads will also run directed at Booker.

Will this matter? Well, it is noteworthy that when the action alert began, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who will be on the ballot in 2016, became a belated signatory on March 10 to Corker-Menendez. Coincidence? Maybe, but perhaps senators do listen to the public, which remains overwhelmingly opposed to letting Iran get the bomb. The worse the deal sounds, the more precarious the position of Democrats who can’t be bothered even to demand a vote on the measure. CUFI’s executive director, David Brog, argued in a written statement that, “By all accounts the Obama Administration is close to reaching a bad deal with Iran. Congress has a moral and Constitutional obligation to review any nuclear deal that is reached. Any senator that fails to support Corker-Menendez will be called upon to explain why they chose to sit out the most important foreign policy issue of our day.”

I have my doubts Democrats will step up to the plate. But CUFI is doing what very few Jewish pro-Israel or other pro-defense groups are doing: Putting the spotlight on those who talk big and hide in the shadows, too timid to oppose the White House. It really comes down to this: Who do these lawmakers want to be? If they want simply to go along, get left-wing support and hope voters don’t notice their timidity, they can stand idly by. But few if any national politicians (the president excepted — and he did not fully reveal his intentions until after his last election) get far in national politics undermining the security of the United States and of Israel. Nothing enjoys quite so much bipartisan support in American politics as Israel.

If Democrats don’t come out from under their desks to oppose a bad deal, the Iranians buy the president’s promises that an unratified deal can give the mullahs long-term relief and the United Nations dutifully undercuts its own existing tougher sanctions, it will be up to the next president to live with the consequences. Come to think of it, Hillary Clinton should be cheering CUFI’s efforts. I mean, does she want to get stuck with a nuclear-ready Iran on her watch (if she makes it to the Oval office)? Politics makes strange bedfellows, but none I grant you, would be quite so peculiar as a Booker-Warner-Tester-Gillibrand-Clinton-Cotton-CUFI alliance to prevent Hillary’s former boss from sticking her, the Middle East and the West with an Islamic fundamentalist regime in possession of a bomb. Nevertheless, a deal with Iran as awful and unprecedented as the one under consideration would send the Democratic Party that presided over this fiasco into the political wilderness for a generation.

 

[by Jennifer Rubin, writing for The Washington Post]
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Putin finds a way to help deliver Palestinian state and retaliate against Western sanctions…

With near-zero chance of getting the UN to mandate Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority turns to Russia for help.

Russia sees a way to retaliate...

Russia has finally found a lever with which to gain revenge on the United States and the West for its support for Ukraine. As payback for the painful sanctions imposed on its economy, Moscow is now brandishing a new diplomatic sword.

The man who handed the Kremlin this sword on a silver platter, thereby enabling it to divert the world’s attention away from what is taking place in Ukraine, is none other than Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Out of total desperation given the near-zero chance of gaining UN Security Council approval of a draft mandating an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, Abbas has now turned to Russia, one of the five permanent members of the UNSC, in hopes that it will help Ramallah advance the draft resolution.

“How didn’t we think of this before?” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov must be thinking to himself. “Here’s an excellent issue to play with in the UN with which to drive the Americans crazy.”

Lavrov seems downright jovial in the photograph showing him receiving veteran Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat during the latter’s visit to Moscow. For his part, Erekat looks as if he has hit the jackpot – an alliance with Russia, a dream come true for the Palestinian people. Both men, however, are fooling each other and themselves.

In truth, Russian support for the Palestinian draft resolution won’t contribute an iota to advancing the document in the Security Council. Lavrov, who once served as Moscow’s envoy to the UN, knows this full well. In the three years since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, Russia has consistently thwarted every attempt by the Security Council to pass a resolution with the aim of removing Bashar Assad from power in Damascus.

The Russians even torpedoed strictly declarative, nonbinding, and symbolic resolutions put forward by the US and the Europeans who sought to condemn the Assad regime. The Americans don’t like seeing the Security Council involve itself with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a portfolio that Washington views as its exclusive domain. One doesn’t need to be an expert in international relations to guess how the Americans would react to a Russian bid to push forward a Security Council draft paper on the Palestinian question, particularly after US Secretary of State John Kerry has also gone on record as stating that the proposed resolution is unacceptable.

What does Moscow gain from all this? It buys time – two, perhaps three days during which the UN doesn’t talk about Ukraine. That’s quite a shabby gain for a country that seeks to solidify its standing as a world power. The Palestinians, meanwhile, are shooting themselves in the foot. Not only have they angered Washington with their obstinacy, insisting on submitting the draft paper for a vote, but now they are perceived by the Obama administration as courting Vladimir Putin, a US adversary. Ramallah wants guarantees from a Russia that is barely hanging on economically due to Western sanctions.

Decades ago, Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Abba Eban, said of the Palestinians: “They never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” Now it seems they have stepped up their diplomatic game. Abbas and his cohorts in the Palestinian leadership have intentionally created an opportunity – a UNSC draft resolution and an appeal to Russia – that they will not miss.

[from The Jerusalem Post]

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