Guess who is the number one violator of women's rights in the world today? Israel. Violating the rights of Palestinian women.
At least that is the view of the UN's top women's rights body, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW ends its annual meeting on Friday, March 20 by condemning only one of the 193 UN member states for violating women's rights – Israel.
Fined for acting in accord with her Christian beliefs
The first shoe dropped Friday for Washington state florist Barronelle Stutzman, who has been convicted by the state in a case brought by the ACLU of discrimination for operating her business according to her Christian faith.
A judge in the state, Alex Ekstrom, announced the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, must pay $1,001 to the state prosecutors who charged her with discrimination for refusing to use her talents to promote same-sex "marriage."
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But what if you only had eight minutes?!? I cannot imagine the thoughts of those passengers who did not know Him. Were they consumed with terror over the loss of their life, without any sense of what would happen to them in the seconds after? Were their thoughts only of their own fear, their families, and what it would feel like to die? Were there any thoughts of their mortal souls or how they would spend eternity?
Once, it would have been almost preposterous even to ask such a question. Today, however, it feels like it's a matter of "when," not "if" Mr. Obama will formally abandon American support for the Jewish State. And the situation is rapidly going from bad to worse.
Citizens warned that they should close their Facebook accounts if they want to keep information private from US security services, finding that current Safe Harbour legislation does not protect citizen's data.
The response of the United States government has been scathing. Instead of the customary congratulations and well-wishing we have been met with a barrage of media headlines relating how disgusted the Obama Administration is with Netanyahu for abandoning his commitment to a two state solution and for what the White House described as "divisive" campaign rhetoric towards the end of this election.
The Israel that exists today under the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu is on a direct collision course with the Obama Administration over a number of key issues.
Talk radio host and author of "The Liberty Amendments," Mark Levin argued that President Obama believes "Israel as presently formed, as presently exists, is illegitimate" on Thursday.
"This leak means that Obama has decided that Israel has to go, that Israel as presently formed, as presently exists, is illegitimate. That's why his Chief of Staff spoke to a leftist, Israel-hating group filled with Jews and went on about how Israel has been occupying land for fifty years...not 1967 borders Obama said, pre-1967 borders, which means Israel cannot survive.
Controversy is stirring over reports that "prophet" and speaker Chuck Pierce of Glory of Zion International Ministries ceremonially gave a "mantle" to popular radio host, author and speaker Glenn Beck, who identifies as a Mormon.
Beck appeared at Pierce's Global Spheres Center in Corinth, Texas this past Sunday, as Falma Rufus, a black civil rights speaker, had reportedly asked Pierce if he would host her family and Beck's. Pierce posted a photo of Beck's appearance later that day, which showed Beck being imparted with a spiritual "mantle" as a Jewish tallit was wrapped around him and his wife.
Limited options for Congress as Obama seeks to bypass lawmakers
The Obama administration is giving in to Iranian demands about the scope of its nuclear program as negotiators work to finalize a framework agreement in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the administration's position in the negotiations.