News Roundup and Comment

Crosstalk listeners get caught up on news stories from around the world each Friday. Here's a selection of stories that Jim presented this week:

--Tuesday evening it was revealed by the Wall Street Journal that President Biden is delaying the sale of F-15 fighter jets to Israel.

--The leader of Hezbollah has vowed a fight with no rules and with no red lines if full-out war erupts between the Lebanese militant group and Israel.

--U.S. military officials on June 19th confirmed that an air strike in Syria did kill a top terrorist leader in ISIS over the past weekend.

--The high price of tobacco in Gaza has given rise to a cigarette smuggling industry and now threatens U.N. aid convoys.

--The Biden administration's decision to spend 230 million dollars worth of hard-working American tax dollars on the humanitarian pier off the cost of Gaza seemed ill advised from the start.

--Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress on July 24th.

--Over 50 synagogues in Florida were forced to evacuate on Tuesday after receiving bomb threats via email sparking a massive response from law enforcement and concerns about rising antisemitism.

--Senator Patty Murray of Washington, the chairwoman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, requested 2.5 million dollars for the Muslim Association of Puget Sound last month for the construction for a clinic.

--The international shipping industry demanding action after Islamic terrorists, backed by Iran, sunk a major vessel in the Red Sea in the last several days.

--The police in London do nothing as a Muslim activist led a hunt for Jews.

Jun 21, 2024
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