Jim Schneider had plenty of interesting news items to bring to the attention of Crosstalk listeners. Stories included:
--72 nations minus Israel are set to attend a Middle East peace conference in
Paris on Sunday to set the parameters for a future Palestinian state.
--The Times of Israel is reporting that the upcoming Paris peace conference is a
rigged effort intended to hurt Israel and its hopes of reaching peace, according
to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
--A new embassy for the Palestinian Authority will be inaugurated in Vatican City.
--The Jordan Times says that the international community has shown some political
backbone by supporting the anti-settlement, U.N. Security Council resolution
December 23rd, but that will not produce peace if it is not followed by
--According to The Palestinian Authority's Supreme Sharia Judge, if President-
elect Trump makes good on his promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, it
would be considered a declaration of war on all Muslims.
--The sister of a Palestinian terrorist who rammed his truck into a group of
soldiers in Jerusalem last Sunday, killing 4 and wounding 16, said the
family was 'thankful for his most beautiful martyrdom'.
--Jewish community centers in at least 5 states and several Jewish schools in the
U.K. all receive bomb threats.
--Iran's threats against the U.S. are getting bolder. President-elect Trump
is warned that if he makes any wrong move, it would lead to a world war wiping
Israel from the face of the earth and destroying the similar Gulf states.
--U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian fast-attack vessels.
--Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, shortly after announcing a surge in spending
when President Obama secretly transferred 1.7 billion in cash to the rogue
regime, now has revealed the development of a suicide drone.
--President Obama has enabled Iran to speed closer to successful attainment of
--U.S. troops roll into Poland. Russia sees it as a threat.
--The Navy proposes the largest shipbuilding boom since the end of the cold war to
meet threats from a resurgent Russia and a sabre-rattling China.
--Czech Republic calls for citizens to arm themselves in preparation for a
potential super holocaust perpetuated by jihadists flooding into Europe.
--Hungary sticking to its promise of protecting the nation against a flood of
refugees swearing in its first wave of so-called border hunters.
--China tightening its border with Pakistan as fears are growing concerning jihad.
--President Obama helping Cuban government block immigration to the U.S.
--The Obama administration is using the intelligence reports of Russian hacking
influencing the 2016 campaign as a premise for asserting more power over the
states in running elections.
--President Obama is using his executive authority to order up 5 new national
--Vice President Joe Biden is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by
President Obama at a surprise event.
--The Republican led Senate has approved a waiver to allow retired U.S. Marine
Corps General James Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense under President-
elect Donald Trump.
--President-elect Trump has picked David Shulkin as his Department of Veterans
--Witnesses before the confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions said that
the senator is a man who has helped people regardless of race.
--Ben Carson advancing in the confirmation hearings.
--Donald Trump refuses to give the CNN senior White House correspondent a chance
to ask a question at a press conference and tells the reporter, 'You are fake
--Dylan Roof found guilty and sentenced to death for killing 9 Black church
members in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015.
--Stem Express is now dropping its lawsuit against the Center for Medical
--Kentucky governor signs two pro-life, abortion related bills, to protect women
and unborn babies.
--Oklahoma Senator James Lankford and Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup have
introduced companion resolutions to overturn the District of Columbia's bill
legalizing physician assisted suicide.
--The Obama administration allegedly destroying public records to protect its
--Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona gives examples of ridiculous government spending
in latest 'Wastebook'.
--Various religious leaders representing 20 groups came together to bless the
opening of a new Washington, D.C., Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.