A senior Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas will formally ask the U.N. Security Council today….to recognize Palestine as a full member of the U.N.. U.S. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the move and Canada is in opposition to it. In an address to the U.N., Obama highlighted threats to Israel…..
Let's be honest: Israel is surrounded by neighbors that have waged repeated wars against it. Israel's citizens have been killed by rockets fired at their houses and suicide bombs on their buses. Israel's children come of age knowing that throughout the region, other children are taught to hate them. Israel, a small country of less than eight million people, looks out at a world where leaders of much larger nations threaten to wipe it off of the map. The Jewish people carry the burden of centuries of exile, persecution, and the fresh memory of knowing that six million people were killed simply because of who they were.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian leadership is now showing readiness to compromise. Its now willing to delay a Security Council vote on its bid for statehood by several months if necessary to avert a major confrontation with Israel and the United States.
The uprisings in Syria was an item at the UN General Assembly. According to the UN Commissioner for Human Rights: over 26-hundred people have been killed since Mid-march at the hands of President Assad’s brutal regime. It could be even more as Syria has restricted access into the country, making it difficult to confirm numbers. U.S. President Obama called for stiff action against the regime……
Pay-pal is in the hotseat for cutting service to a Christian activist and writer and closely watching other traditional Christian groups. Under pressure from the gay activist group “All Out”, PayPal decided to deny service to famed Brazilian pro-life and pro-family Christian activist Julio Severo. “All out” claims Severo along with organizations like: “Tradition, Family, and Property”, and “Americans for Truth About Homosexuality” …promote hate, violence, and intolerance. These groups remain under investigation by PayPal and may also lose the service.
The Evangelical Alliance in Britain has added its voice to concerns about the Government’s plans to legalize marriage for gay couples. Under current law, gay couples may enter into civil partnerships but not marry. Conversely heterosexual couples may marry but not enter into legalized civil partnerships.
The complicated relationship between the United States and Pakistan remains difficult, as both countries participate in the United Nations General Assembly.
Take a look at a description of this messy relationship and its role in the war on terror.
Meanwhile…International Christian Concern has announced that a Christian man accused of blasphemy has died in a Pakistani prison. Aslam Masih died of the treatable disease…...dengue….due to neglect. “International Christian Concern” urged the international community to put pressure on Pakistan to protect the rights of Christians and other religious minority groups in the country.
On his first state visit to his homeland Germany, Pope Benedict used Nazism as a model of when power is corrupted. He told German parliament that politicians must not sacrifice ethics for power. He said there is ultimately nothing else we could wish for but: a listening heart, the capacity to discern between good and evil, and…. establish true law, justice and peace. Although the Pope was well received, he was also met with protests and opposition to his appearance, for violating the principles of separation of Church and State.
AND IN HEALTH NEWS
You've heard it before: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day".
Take a look at some tips to get your child out the door and energized for the day , even if you’re strapped for time.