BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he “hoped” US President Barack Obama would not seek to establish a Palestinian state at the United Nations on Saturday.
In an interview aired on Israel’s Channel 2 on Saturday, Netanyahu was asked if Obama had promised him that he would not seek to establish a state of Palestine without Israel’s cooperation before the end of his term in January.
US officials are loudly calling for–demanding almost, although we haven’t quite reached that point yet, it seems–a no-fly zone over all of Syria–a no-fly zone in which Russian and Syrian planes would be grounded, while US coalition planes would continue to carry out bombing missions.
The Syrian Army has declared end of ceasefire claiming that militants did not adhere to any provision of the truce.
Comments made earlier this evening by Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, as quoted by RT:
If previously we had suspicions that Al-Nusra Front is protected this way, now, after today’s airstrikes on the Syrian army we come to a really terrifying conclusion for the entire world: The White House is defending IS [Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL]…
We demand a full and detailed explanation from Washington. That explanation must be given at the UN Security Council.
Israeli Air Force Attacks Syrian Army in Golan Heights
By Leith Fadel
GOLAN HEIGHTS (6:55 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Israeli Air Force carried out an airstrike over the Golan Heights, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the border-town of Hader.
[ Ed. note – Five years on, the Fukushima disaster is getting worse, not better. ]
By Ronald Ray
Some global problems fade from our consciousness all too early. One example is the continuing environmental disaster resulting from the 2011 meltdown of nuclear power reactors in Fukushima, Japan. While some clean-up progress has been made, the overall status of one of the world’s most horrific atomic disasters continues to deteriorate, with no solution in sight.
[ Ed. note – It has been a busy week for presidential candidate Jill Stein. First she attended a Dakota pipeline protest in support of Native Americans (there is now a warrant out for her arrest on charges of spray painting a bulldozer), and now she has issued a call for a new 9/11 investigation. The following is Stein’s statement on the matter posted at her campaign website. ]