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Entries in Samantha Power (2)

Tuesday
Oct012013

Startling moment at UN as Netanyahu says if forced, “Israel will stand alone”

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Frame grab: Fox News)I can’t watch Benjamin Netanyahu speak without being mesmerized. Maybe it’s the voice made for public speaking. Maybe it’s the earnestness. More likely it’s the timbre in the voice coupled with the knowledge Israel must feel very vulnerable right now.

There’s a personal element for me as well. Much of my heritage, my faith, and classical education comes directly from the Jewish faith, as it does for many Christians my age. Some may sneer at that statement; I don’t care because it’s true.

As Netanyahu looked at members in the assembly, there was a point in his address when he said, “Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons…If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone.” He said that in doing so, Israel would be defending “many, many others.” That nuanced statement references other Mideast countries who are also concerned about Iran’s objectives.

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Friday
Aug232013

Power missing from UN meeting on Syria as her husband reviews Obama spy program

Jen Psaki with the U.S. Dept. of State said newbie UN ambassador Samantha Power missed a key UN Security Council meeting because of “a trip.” (Snip: Video/Fox News)Samantha Power has been on her official job as UN ambassador for less than a month, but she missed a highly significant meeting of the UN Security Council. UN diplomats confirmed Power missed the meeting related to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

As Power traveled to parts unknown for reasons unknown, an equally important story evolved regarding her husband.

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