FDNY: 7 children die in Brooklyn fire. http://t.co/UB13crcfn0
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 21, 2015
The UN is out with its hit list of nations that abuse women’s rights. Guess which nation is number one? One where women aren’t allowed to drive? Where they’re not allowed to vote? Where the number of children they may have is limited by law? Where there aren’t reproductive rights? Where they’re not allowed to show their hair? Where it’s decided who they will marry? Where they can’t be seen out in public with a man who’s not an immediate relative? Where if she is raped she’s considered the criminal? Nope. Israel, for the treatment of women in the Palestinian territories.
— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) March 20, 2015
The United States should forget about talks with Tehran and bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities now. That’s the argument offered by Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert, who says Iran presents a threat to Christians.
— Sly Dude (@SlyDude3677) March 20, 2015
His comments come as the deadline nears for reaching substantial agreement with Iran. Negotiations are stepping up. Three European foreign ministers meet with Iranian negotiators for an additional session on Saturday.
— Sly Dude (@SlyDude3677) March 20, 2015
The announcement comes as talks stall due to the death of Iranian President Rouhani’s mother.
— Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) March 20, 2015
President Obama, meanwhile, has told Iran that this year presents that nation the best opportunity to pursue better ties with the West.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 20, 2015
Now it’s House Speaker John Boehner’s turn to visit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The trip’s not been announced publicly, but word is Boehner’s Israel trip will begin at the end of this month. Boehner and Netanyahu caused a political stir in the United States when Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress without notifying the White House.
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) March 20, 2015
There were observers who suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 11th hour election campaign proclamation that there would be no Palestinian state during his watch would be something he would eventually back away from. But no one expected he’d back away from it so soon. But he has, and is. Saying now that, he really didn’t mean it. He still favors a two-state solution.
Netanyahu backs away from rejection of Palestinian state; White House unmoved http://t.co/i2D0WFrG9h
— Dan Williams (@DanWilliams) March 19, 2015
The end of the month is the deadline for a framework with Iran. But a European negotiator is not optimistic it will be met. The negotiator says Iran and the six world powers are far apart on key issues. This as Iran claims an accord is 90 percent done.
European negotiator says framework accord with Iran unlikely soon http://t.co/vQ6BfIdsym
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 19, 2015
No morning after the night before congratulatory call from President Obama to newly reelected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Instead an announcement that he’s reassessing the United States policy toward Israel in the wake of Netanyahu’s victory. This unleashing a string of criticisms from Republicans. Among them presidential hopeful Marco Rubio. Who maintains the president is showing more respect for Iran than Israel.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 19, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu took a hard turn to the right at the last possible moment to secure a win in his bid to be reelected prime minister of Israel. Proclaiming that if reelected he’d not permit a Palestinian state to be created. And suggesting that his opponents were busing in Arab voters to defeat him. While President Obama is congratulating Netanyahu for his win, the White House is also expressing concern about the prime minister’s rhetoric. And signaling that it will reevaluate its approach to the peace process going forward.
— AJE News (@AJENews) March 19, 2015
It was supposed to be a close race. But it wasn’t. Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party pulling away for a decisive victory. How did Israel’s pollsters get it so wrong?
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 18, 2015