Kerry: Israel Can Either Be Democratic Or It Can Be Jewish… It Can’t Be Both

(Rabien News) Secretary of State John Kerry declared Wednesday that Israel “can either be Jewish or democratic” but “it cannot be both.”

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“The truth is that trends on the ground, violence, terrorism, incitement, settlement expansion and the seemingly endless occupation, they are combining to destroy hopes for peace on both sides and increasingly cementing an irreversible one state reality that most people do not actually want.

Today, 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.

Moreover, the Palestinians will never fully realize their vast potential in a homeland of their own with a one state solution.”

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Debbie Reynolds Rushed To Hospital…

(TMZ) Debbie Reynolds just suffered a medical emergency, which we’re told is a possible stroke … and EMTs just raced to the scene, TMZ has learned.

Debbie was at her son Todd Fisher’s home in Beverly Hills and just after 1 PM someone from the house called 911.

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We’re told 84-year-old Debbie, whose daughter, Carrie, died Tuesday, has been distraught since Carrie’s emergency Friday on a United jet.

Family sources tell us they called 911 to report a possible stroke.

The ambulance just took Debbie to a nearby emergency room. Debbie was at Todd’s house discussing funeral plans for Carrie.

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Government To Fine FaceBook $500,000 Per Day For ‘Fake News’ Items

(Heat Street) The government of Germany is considering imposing a legal regime that would allow fining social networks such as Facebook up to 500,000 euros ($522,000) for each day the platform leaves a “fake news” story up without deleting it.

In the name of combating harms from false news, the German government next year will consider the bill, which has bipartisan support, that will allow both official and private complainants to flag content that is considered “fake news”.

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The law would also force the social networks to create in-country offices focused on responding to takedown demands and would make these networks responsible for compensation if a post by individual users were found to slander someone.

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Inside Scoop: The Coming War Between The U.S. And The UN

(Washington Post) Even before Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, Congress is planning to escalate the clash over the U.N. Security Council’s anti-Israel resolution into a full-on conflict between the United States and the United Nations.

If Trump embraces the strategy — and all signals indicate he will — the battle could become the Trump administration’s first confrontation with a major international organization, with consequential but largely unpredictable results.

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Immediately after the Obama administration abstained Friday from a vote to condemn Israeli settlements as illegal, which passed the Security Council by a vote of 14 to zero, Republicans and Democrats alike criticized both the United Nations and the U.S. government for allowing what Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) called “a one-sided, biased resolution.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee for the State Department and foreign operations, pledged to lead an effort to withhold the U.S. funding that makes up 22 percent of the U.N.’s annual operating budget.

“The U.N. has made it impossible for us to continue with business as usual,” Graham told me right after the vote. “Almost every Republican will feel like this is a betrayal of Israel and the only response that we have is the power of purse.”

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Abortion Activists Promoting ‘At-Home Abortions’

(LifeNews) There are numerous stories of complications from abortions, or the horrifying stories of abortions gone wrong, even when performed by licensed medical professionals. However, one British physician is advocating for changes in abortion law allowing for women to be able to perform drug-induced abortions in so-called comfort their own homes.

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“That first pill could be taken at home and the second one too, in selective cases. This would make it less of an obstacle course,” Dr. Sandy Goldbeck-Wood, clinical lead for abortion services at Cambridge University Hospitals told the Daily Mail. “It would make it simpler for women who are already in a difficult situation to access something they do have a right to.”

Dr. Goldbeck-Wood is also calling for nurses to have the ability to sign abortion consent forms rather than requiring the signature of a medical doctor. She believes nurses are more likely to have conversed with the patient about the decision.

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