News Roundup & Comment

Date: May 24, 2024
Host: Jim Schneider
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It was a very busy Crosstalk as Jim brought news stories from around the globe to the attention of listeners.  Here’s a brief sample:

–Jim led off this program with condolences to Republican Missouri State Representative Ben Baker.  His daughter and son-in-law died after violent gangs attacked them while they were serving as missionaries in Haiti.

–The top U.N. court has ordered Israel to immediately halt their military offensive in Rafah in southern Gaza.

–U.S. House of Representative Speaker Mike Johnson said that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has agreed to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.

–House Speaker Johnson said the House may vote on sanctions against the International Criminal Court for seeking an arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

–Germany said Wednesday that it will abide by the I.C.C. arrest warrant and they will detain Netanyahu should he set foot on German soil.

–U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen vowed Thursday to use all diplomatic efforts to thwart the plans of Bezalel Yoel Smotrich, Israel’s Finance Minister, to cut Palestinian Authority banks off from the Jewish state’s financial system.

–Spain, Norway and Ireland tried recognizing a Palestinian state.  Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council noted that if you’re going to recognize a Palestinian state, you have to have land.

–The bodies of 3 hostages were rescued overnight during a joint IDF and ISA operation.

–None of the 569 tons of aid that President Joe Biden sent to Gaza via the floating pier that was constructed by our military has reached the Palestinian people.  The pier was a 320 million dollar effort.

–Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson unveiled evidence on Wednesday that former Secretary of State John Kerry’s State Department actively interfered with the FBI’s attempt to arrest people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally to support Iran’s efforts to create weapons of mass destruction.  

–Senator Ted Cruz grilled Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a Senate Appropriations hearing over how much oil Iran imports.

–Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, will step down from his leadership role.

–Pope Francis believes the world is at the point of no return and that climate change is a “road to death.”  He places the blame on wealthier nations.

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