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Russia expresses upset over Israeli stance on Ukraine through Palestinians

Earlier this week, Russia’s Foreign Ministry summoned Israel’s Ambassador in Moscow Alexander Ben Zvi.

Unhappy with Israel taking Ukraine’s side in the war, Russia sharply criticized Israel for its actions on the Temple Mount, a senior Israeli diplomatic source said on Wednesday.

“Russia is unhappy with us about Ukraine, and is taking it out on us through the Palestinians,” said the source. “This is their traditional stance on the Palestinians, and they play with the volume knob. We didn’t think Russia would be happy with our stance on Ukraine, and we’re not happy with their attack on a sovereign state.”

Still, the source stated, Israel has to consider its security, with an emphasis on continuing the deconfliction mechanism with Russia in Syria.

At the same time, Israel sees some caution in the Russian response, pointing out that the readout of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas did not include a condemnation of Israel.


https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-704718

Well, well, well. Putin is pissed at Israel for taking Ukraine’s side in the war, but neglects to issue the mandatory condemnation of Israel over ongoing street violence in Jerusalem. Proof positive that Israel is taking Russia's side in the Ukraine war, right?

Israel Bolsters Security Amid Deadliest Wave of Terrorist Attacks in Years

The Army and the police scaled up their ground presence the morning after the latest shooting brought the death toll from attacks in Israel this month to 11.

By Patrick Kingsley
March 30, 2022, 4:27 a.m. ET

BNEI BRAK, Israel — Israel security forces bolstered their presence across the country and the occupied territories early Wednesday, the morning after a Palestinian gunman killed five people in the fifth attack in less than two weeks.

The recent surge in violence and fears of even more attacks prompted the Army to send reinforcements to the occupied West Bank, where the gunman behind Tuesday night’s attack lived. Forces also deployed along the boundary between Israel and Gaza. The police said they were turning their focus almost exclusively to counterterrorism operations while scaling up their presence on the streets.


https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/30/world/middleeast/israel-terrorism-attack.html

Israel to host top Arab diplomats during Blinken's visit

JERUSALEM -- Israel said Friday it would host the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Bahrain during U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit early next week, in what would be the latest in a flurry of high-level meetings held across the Middle East.

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Israel's Foreign Ministry said it would host the four top diplomats on Sunday and Monday, with additional details to be provided later.

In a separate development, Jordanian state media said King Abdullah II would host Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince and de facto ruler of the Emirates, in the southern Jordanian city of Aqaba on Friday.

The crown prince met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and el-Sissi in Egypt earlier this week.



Something is up in the Middle East. I suspect some serious realignment of alliances is about to take place.

Edited to add the link: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/israel-host-top-arab-diplomats-blinkens-visit-83667444

Fresh joke from Russia.

Russia's government publishing office just published a new edition of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace

It is called Special Operation and Peace

The lies about Zelensky's statement on Babyn Yar must not be left unchallenged

To be clear, Zelensky never mentioned any particular monument in Babyn Yar. He never even mentioned Babyn Yar by name. There are several monuments located on the grounds of Babyn Yar, and the Menorah monument is just one of them. Seeing it intact in a photo, even assuming it was taken after Russia attacked the sight, is meaningless in itself. The grounds of Babyn Yar Memorial, about 500 yards long, extend far beyond the location of any particular monument, and BBC reported that the Babyn Yar memorial was damaged in Russia's attack (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60588885)

We all saw the attack on the Kyiv TV tower, located some 350 yards away from the Memorial grounds, recorded live as it happened. There were multiple explosions during the attack, and five civilians were confirmed dead in its aftermath. What frigging difference does it make if five human beings were killed next to any particular monument or far enough away from it to not cause any damage to it???

This is not fog of war. Spreading lies about Zelinsky is just that: damn lies.

Today's anecdotal report from Moscow

Without going into detail, my wife is in touch with several long-time residents of Moscow. They report that the entire city is in shock over Putin's barbaric assault on Ukraine. Even the formerly staunch supporters of Putin are outraged with his naked aggression.

Right now, they are frozen in place with disbelief, trying to make sense of what is happening and how they could have been so easily deceived. Anecdotally, they tend to attribute the recent turn of events to Putin suddenly snapping out of his mind. Not a very convincing explanation for me, but, these people are shocked and lost for explanations. It might take some time for them to come to their senses.

One thing is for sure: all the polls from a week ago that were showing support for Putin in excess of 60% can be safely thrown out the window or otherwise disposed of.

Want to support the people of Ukraine? These apps and websites can help you send money

Reposting from LBN

As world leaders have cautioned for weeks, Russian president Vladimir Putin has launched what President Joe Biden called an “unprovoked and unjustified attack” on neighboring Ukraine.

The military operation has triggered international condemnation, with fears of mass casualties, and many are looking to support the Ukrainian people in some capacity, with donations that go towards medical supplies, humanitarian aid, psychological services, military equipment, and other causes.

A handful of vetted non-profit organizations have been shared by journalists for those looking to help, with various sites, apps, social media pages, and crowdfunding initiatives to provide monetary aid for various charities and platforms

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/saltzman/2022/02/24/ukraine-help-support-app-website-donations/6923840001/


There is also a crowdfunding web site set up by the Ukrainian government, but I can't find a link to it or information other than what's included in this article:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ukraine-launches-military-crowdfunder-after-russian-invasion-143010098.html . Will appreciate a link to that site.

Want to support the people of Ukraine? These apps and websites can help you send money

Source: USA Today

As world leaders have cautioned for weeks, Russian president Vladimir Putin has launched what President Joe Biden called an “unprovoked and unjustified attack” on neighboring Ukraine.

The military operation has triggered international condemnation, with fears of mass casualties, and many are looking to support the Ukrainian people in some capacity, with donations that go towards medical supplies, humanitarian aid, psychological services, military equipment, and other causes.

A handful of vetted non-profit organizations have been shared by journalists for those looking to help, with various sites, apps, social media pages, and crowdfunding initiatives to provide monetary aid for various charities and platforms

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/saltzman/2022/02/24/ukraine-help-support-app-website-donations/6923840001/



There is also a crowdfunding web site set up by the Ukrainian government, but I can't find a link to it or information other than what's included in this article:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ukraine-launches-military-crowdfunder-after-russian-invasion-143010098.html . Will appreciate a link to that site.

I wonder what the Mazars backpeddling on Trump's tax returns will do to Weisselberg.

He was the one who was submitting fake data for Trump's tax returns to Mazars. Ten years of fraud confirmed by a top accounting firm.

Trump may have a legitimate excuse to throw Weisselberg under the bus now, and Weisselberg may be looking forward to losing everything except his moustache. I wonder if this will loosen his tongue.

Navarro subpoenaed. Is he big enough to fall into DU's proverbial "big fish" category?

I know he is fishy enough.
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