On Saturday, the United States informed the United Nations (UN) that it is withdrawing from a UN pact which sought to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it "inconsistent" with US policies.
In September 2016, the 193 members of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a non-binding political declaration, the "New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants" pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure they have access to education and jobs.
"The New York Declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with US immigration and refugee policies and the Trump Administration's immigration principles. As a result, President Trump determined that the United States would end its participation in the Compact process that aims to reach international consensus at the UN in 2018," the US statement said.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the country would continue its "generosity" in supporting migrants and refugees around the world, but that "our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone."
Air Raid sirens are blaring in Haifa and in Jerusalem over in Israel right now. Residents are being urged to take cover immediately.
While the exact cause of this alarm is not yet known, it comes just 90 minutes after Israeli warplanes launched a barrage of missiles into Syria, to attack an Iranian military base outside of Damascus. Of the seven missiles fired by Israel, 4 were shot down, but 3 actually hit.
It is now being speculated that Syria is launching a missile attack against Israel in retaliation for the Israeli attack 90 minutes earlier . . .Add a comment
Israel has fired several missiles into western Syria tonight, targeting several sites near the Iranian base in the Kesweh area.
According to the military source, at least one Israeli missile struck its intended target, while the rest were intercepted by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles (SAM).Add a comment
I'm kind of shocked to have to report this, but we did NOT reach the Fund Raising requirements between Wednesday and today (Friday) to pay the bills into December. Out of all the folks who read this web site every day, and all the folks who tune-in to the radio show, only 25 people donated Here's a list of Donors (Last names not included) from Wednesday when I asked for your help:Add a comment