December 25-31, 2016 Current Events

Here are some interesting current events that I believe are great tools that can be used when sharing the Gospel. The source links are listed after the quotes. God bless you, and a Happy New Year as well. 

United Nations Security Council Resolution UNSC Resolution 2334:

“The UN Security Council passed the measure Friday after the United States abstained, enabling the adoption of the first resolution since 1979 to condemn Israel over its settlement policy.’

The resolution demands that “Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem”.’

It says settlements have “no legal validity” and are “dangerously imperiling the viability of the two-state solution.”‘

source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/un-demands-end-israeli-settlements-us-abstains-193027638.html

 

Obama on running against Trump:

“I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t,” Obama said in Ethiopia on Tuesday. ” There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving, but the law’s the law.” – 12/27/16

http://time.com/3974517/obama-third-term/

“I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama told his former senior adviser, David Axelrod, on Monday’s “Axe Files” podcast. “I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/barack-obama-axelrod-third-term-hope-change-232969

 

John Kerry’s Mideast Peace Speech

(this is only an excerpt…)

“They fail to recognize that this friend, the United States of America, that has done more to support Israel than any other country, this friend that has blocked countless efforts to delegitimize Israel, cannot be true to our own values or even the stated democratic values of Israel. And we cannot properly defend and protect Israel if we allow a viable two-state solution to be destroyed before our own eyes. And that’s the bottom line.”

“The vote in the United Nations was about preserving the two-state solution. That’s what we were standing up for.”

“Israel’s future is a Jewish and democratic state living side by side in peace and security with its neighbors. That’s what we are trying to preserve for our sake and for theirs.”

“Like previous U.S. administrations, we have committed our influence and our resources to trying to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict because yes, it would serve American interests to stabilize a volatile region, and fulfill America’s commitment to the survival, security and well-being of an Israel, at peace with its Arab neighbors.”

“Today, there are a number — there are a similar number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one state or they can separate into two states. But here is a fundamental reality: If the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or Democratic, it cannot be both. And it won’t ever really be at peace.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/text-kerry-speech-israeli-settlements-dispute-200630464.html

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