The Oxfam cover-up of senior staff involved in prostitution and orgies with Haitian girls, some of whom may have been minors, is a huge scandal in Britain right now. And as we’ve seen with the #MeToo movement, news of one scandal encourages others to come forward and talk about similar behavior.
Monday the Sun published a story about a dossier delivered to the UN last year by a former senior UN official. This dossier estimated international aid agencies were home to thousands of pedophiles who sought out the jobs because of the access it gave them to vulnerable women and children:… more
A meeting on Monday between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Pope Francis may have grave implications for Jerusalem as both leaders appear to be building an agenda based upon their joint opposition to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital.
The meeting, which took place at the Vatican, was already significant in that it was the first visit by a Turkish head of state since diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Turkey were established in 1960. However, a statement released by the Vatican says that both leaders also used the occasion to discuss the ”the status of Jerusalem, highlighting the need to promote peace and stability in the region (Middle East) through dialogue and negotiation, with respect for human rights and international law.”
Both Erdogan and Pope Francis are opposed to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Erdogan responded to the move by calling for an emergency meeting of the OIC. The summit, held in Istanbul, declared “East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine” and called upon “all countries to recognize the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital.”… more
In first State of the Union address, Trump calls on Congress to take action on Iran nuclear deal, calls for “legislation to help ensure American foreign-assistance dollars always serve American interests”.
United States President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, speaking about his Jerusalem recognition, US aid to the UNRWA and the nuclear deal with Iran.
Towards the end of his speech, President Trump addressed the United Nations vote against the United States’ sovereignty following his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December. He stated “Last month I took an action endorsed unanimously by the Senate just months before: I recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Shortly afterwards, dozens of countries voted in the United Nations General Assembly against America’s sovereign right to make this recognition.”…. more
US State Department confirms it will withhold more than half of funds for 2018; US calls on other countries to “burden share”; PLO: Act is Trump Administration complicity with the Israeli occupation.
The United States confirmed it is withholding $65 million in aid to the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) for 2018.
The US State Department confirmed it would withhold half of its designated $125 million for 2018, calling on other nations to contribute more to the organization.
Spokeswoman for the State Department, Heather Nauert, addressed the development during a press briefing on Tuesday, confirming “We committed a voluntary contribution of $60 million for 2018 so far. This will be divided into tranches. Sixty million is what we have indicated as the first available tranche.” She explained that the funds would be used “to sustain schools and health services to ensure that teachers and also health care providers can be paid their salaries,” as well as in order to assure programs would not be shut down given lack of funds…. more
The Tenth of Tevet, a fast day that began Thursday morning, commemorates the beginning of the Greek siege of Jerusalem, an event one rabbi sees mirrored in the hateful United Nations vote last week that attempted to isolate Jerusalem from the world. In the spirit of one of the most venerated sages in Jewish history, this rabbi sees the UN vote as proof that the Third Temple will rise again.
On the tenth of Tevet in the year 3336 (425 BCE), the armies of the Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. This began the three-year process that led to the destruction of Solomon’s Temple and the Babylonian Exile lasting 70 years. To commemorate the day, Jews observe a day of fasting, mourning, and repentance. The fast begins at sunrise and ends at sunset.
Rabbi Shimon Apisdorf, an award-winning author and teacher for the Yeshiva of the Nations, sees the United Nations General Assembly vote last Thursday as a replay of an event recorded in the Talmud…. more
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Sunday that the United States negotiated a $285 million cut in the United Nations’ “bloated” budget for next year.
“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” Haley said in a statement from the US Mission. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.”
“In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key US priorities throughout the world and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system,” the statement said… more
Breitbart: NEW YORK — President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote to pass a United Nations General Assembly resolution seeking to rescind his historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” Trump told reporters at the White House. more …
Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY TRACKER: Way to go Mr. President! Under the previous administration a nation who voted against the US and Israel would receive F-16 fighter jets.
And Nikki Haley tweets the US is taking names:
At the UN we’re always asked to do more & give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American people, about where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thursday there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names.
Later today the UN General Assembly at a rare emergency session will take a non-binding but symbolic vote seeking to reaffirm Jerusalem’s status as unresolved. Turkey and Yemen are sponsors of the draft.
And the King of the Universe will also take names under the Abrahamic Covenant Genesis 12:3.
In press conference Thursday, Nikki Haley displayed Iranian missile from attack by Houthi rebels of S. Arabia; Iran denies evidence; UN Sec. Gen. gives reports that Iran “may have” violated missile agreement; Houthi claim US attempted to distract attention on Jerusalem; Haley: We did this for a single urgent purpose: Because the Iranian regime cannot be allowed to engage in its lawless behavior any longer, Dec. 15, 2017.
The United States provided proof of Iran’s UN violations in its ballistic missile program, displaying a rocket that Iran provided to Houthi rebels that was fired on Saudi Arabia last month.
United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, addressed Iran’s violations and terrorist activity, displaying recovered pieces of an Iranian produced missile provided by Iran to the Houthi rebels during a press conference on Thursday… more