News Roundup & Comment

Date: March 15, 2024
Host: Jim Schneider
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The “Round-Up” brought the following stories and more to listeners this week:

–Israeli and U.S. leaders reacted to what some are calling an unprecedented call   by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for new elections in Israel.  Schumer wants elections so Israeli citizens can replace the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

–The Israeli Defense Forces aided an international, non-profit organization in evacuating nearly 70 orphans from Gaza and transferring them to safety in Bethlehem in the biblical region of Judea and Samaria. 

–The Israeli Cabinet convened earlier today to discuss the response of Hamas who is shifting their demands in a new hostage swap offer. 

–The Biden administration is poised to issue a fresh sanctions waiver for Iran that will grant them access to upwards of ten billion dollars in frozen assets.

–With all of his influential critics dead, jailed or in exile, Russian President Vladimir Putin was due to win a controversial presidential contest cementing his role as the nation’s longest running leader since Joseph Stalin.

–Leaked Kremlin documents have shown that it wants Putin to win 80% of the vote on a high turnout and to prove that Russians support his war in Ukraine.

–Ukrainian drone attacks halted 3 oil refineries deep within Russian territory in an assault Russian President Vladimir Putin said was aimed at disrupting the presidential elections. 

–A drone attack in Odessa, Ukraine, resulted in the tragic deaths of 12 individuals including a Baptist pastor’s daughter and grandson. 

–On Tuesday the White House announced a 300 million dollar military aid package for Ukraine to include ammunition, anti-aircraft missiles and armor piercing weapons according to senior defense officials.  

–Russian President Vladimir Putin hurled his favorite “N” word at the U.S. on Wednesday as he warned of limits on how much the U.S. could support Ukraine without punishment.

–French President Emmanuel Macron traveled to Berlin today to meet German Chancellor Scholz in an effort to reduce tensions over Ukraine.

–Muslims took over Fifth Avenue in New York City with prayers and protests in front of Trump Tower for Ramadan.

–Olivia Rodrigo, a former star actress from the Disney Channel, is promoting abortion access during her latest concert tour, working with local pro-abortion groups to distribute free abortion pills.   

–Vice President Kamala Harris toured a Minnesota Planned Parenthood abortion facility in a first for a president or vice-president.

–Illinois Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker released a video over the weekend to celebrate what’s called, “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day”.

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