Zio-Watch News Round-up

Dr. Patrick Slattery’s News Roundup, November 13, 2014


From The Independent

Cameron would be prepared for ‘new cold war’ with Russia if Putin continues on ‘current path’ with Ukraine

Britain should be prepared to accept a new “cold war” with Russia rather than allow President Putin to “rip up the international rulebook” through his actions in Ukraine, David Cameron warned last night.

In a stark assessment the Prime Minister said that if Russia continued on “its current path” its relationship with the rest of the world would be “radically different in the future”.

Mr Cameron was speaking ahead of the G20 meeting in Brisbane this weekend where he is expected to hold talks with President Putin.

In a speech to the Lord Mayor’s banquet Mr Cameron said he did not accept that a new cold war was inevitable but added that the UK would not back away from further economic and political confrontation with Moscow.

“Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that we are on the brink of a new Cold War. That is not an outcome we believe to be inevitable – and neither is it one we seek,” he said.

“But if Russia continues on its current path, then we will keep upping the pressure and Russia’s relationship with the rest of the world will be radically different in the future.”

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From PressTV

Israel won’t assist UN Gaza inquiry

William Schabas
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:20PM
Israel has said it will not cooperate with a UN probe into Tel Aviv’s war crimes during its recent aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Israeli foreign ministry made the announcement on Wednesday, and rejected an entry request by the three-member team of the UN Human Rights Council, leaving them stranded in the Jordanian capital Amman.

The team was tasked with investigating Israeli war crimes and international human rights violations during the 50-day war on Gaza.

In August, Canadian lawyer William Schabas was appointed as head of the UN inquiry commission.
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From PressTV

Syrian boy risks life to save girl from sniper fire: Video

A frame grab from a video showing a young Syrian boy trying to save the life of a little Syrian girl amid heavy sniper fire
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:18AM

A video has emerged on social media, showing a young Syrian boy trying to save the life of another Syrian child amid heavy sniper fire apparently by Takfiri militants.

The footage, uploaded on video-sharing website YouTube by a Syrian network on November 10, shows the terrifying scene, which occurs in an undisclosed place in crisis-hit Syria.

In the footage, a Syrian boy risks his own life to reach a little girl who has taken shelter from sniper fire behind a burnt-out car.

The boy, running to reach the girl through sniper fire, falls to the ground amid incessant shooting targeted at him, but manages to stand up and reach the girl. The boy takes the girl’s hand and runs away to a safe place amid a cloud of dust due to the barrage of bullets fired seemingly by the militants.
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From the Jewish Telegrapic Agency

Leading Russian rabbi slams demand that Jews condemn Ukrainian oligarch

(JTA) — A senior Russian rabbi accused the country’s Communist Party of “vulgar and primitive anti-Semitism” after it demanded that Russian Jews condemn a Ukrainian Jewish oligarch.

Rabbi Boruch Gorin, a spokesman for and adviser to Rabbi Berel Lazar, a chief rabbi of Russia, on Wednesday said the request in a letter from two Communist lawmakers sent last week to Lazar and Adolf Shayevich, another chief rabbi of Russia, “reflected a primitive form of anti-Semitism which presumes all Jews belong to some sinister superstructure simply because they are Jewish.”

While the rabbis “have nothing to say to the communist lawmakers, we do expect other members of the Duma to speak out against this provocation,” Gorin said.

In the letter, the lawmakers urged Lazar and Shayevich to speak out against Igor Kolomoisky, a Ukrainian Jewish banker and regional governor who has poured millions of dollars into rearming the Ukrainian army against Russia.
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