"Even those who are sympathetic to Obama on most issues are saying that part of the reason he did this today was to "box in" President-elect Trump. That would be very unfortunate if politics were the motivating here. But we can't help but think that's often true. That's not the way that peaceful transitions of administrations work in our great democracy."
What a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year this has been. Endless wars. Toxic politics. Violence. Hunger. Police shootings. Mass shootings. Economic downturns. Political circuses. Senseless tragedies. Loss. Heartache. Intolerance. Prejudice. Hatred. Apathy. Meanness. Cruelty. Poverty. Inhumanity. Greed.
Trump said Sprint Corp and a U.S. satellite company OneWeb will be bringing a total of 8,000 jobs to the United States, celebrating the moves as a result of optimism associated with his election. It was unclear how the 8,000 jobs are related to a $50 billion investment announced recently by Japan's SoftBank, which is associated with both companies. SoftBank's head Masayoshi Son said at the time his investment would create 50,000 jobs.
"Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks... We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect..Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!"
Following his earlier tweet to president-elect Trump thanking him for his "warm friendship," Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at US Secretary of State John Kerry's speech as "biased against Israel," as he said Israel "will never have true peace" with the Arab world if it does not reach an accord based on Israelis and Palestinians living in their own states. Netanyahu will make a statement shortly...
Outgoing US secretary of state John Kerry is to remark on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this morning following Trump's tweet-spanking and Israel’s security minister slamming Obama's decision to abstain at The UN as "pathetic" accusing Kerry of "trying to make chaos" that will last past his tenure.
Speaking at a meeting of his right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, Lieberman reportedly said: "Perhaps it's time to tell the Jews of France, ‘This isn't your country, this isn't your land. Leave France and come to Israel’."