World watch – Monday

Sunday GMT


For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


  1. This won’t help the Palestinians. Probably the opposite.

    • High Flying Duck

       /  December 11, 2017

      Palestinian stabs Israeli? Must be a day of the week then.

      13 September 2015 to the present:

      In 2016, 12 vehicular ramming attacks and 100 stabbing attacks were thwarted by security forces.
      Since 13 September 2015, 59 people have been killed in terrorist attacks and 827 people (including uninvolved Palestinians) injured.
      There have been 186 stabbing attacks and 132 attempted stabbings; 163 shootings; 60 vehicular (ramming) attacks; and one vehicular (bus) bombing.

    • Gezza

       /  December 11, 2017

      Armed Zionist settlers continually illegally stealing their land and abusing them, with the full backing of the Israeli government, & the arpartheid-like system of granting more rights to Jewish than Palestinian citizens, & the Israelis refusing to aloow the return of the Palestinian diaspora while pleading for the return of their own, & Israel’s IDF killing thousands of Palestinians in 2014, didn’t help the Palestinians either. No wonder Hamas has control. Israel has no intention of allowing the Palestinians a state of their own or equal rights in a Jewish state on Palestinian land.

    • Corky

       /  December 11, 2017

      Yep, and these silly Jews are using rubber bullets. Time for the real thing. Only death will relieve many Palestinians of their madness. Lets see how tough this young thug is when he’s ‘softened” in jail. He will then really have something to protest about.

      • Corky

         /  December 11, 2017

        People may now realise why Israel doesn’t give occupied land back. All that happens is Palestinians use the land to mount new offensives against Israel..

      • Gezza

         /  December 11, 2017

        The family’s home will probably already, or soon, be rubble, knocked down by armoured military bulldozers (an idea they got from the British when they had the mandate, & routinely blew up the houses of protestors & resisters against the influx of Jews.) More angry recruits for Hamas. Over & above those generated daily by the deprivations & continual daily petty humiliations, no-reason internal travel permit denials, & arrests & beatings & threats & even occasional deaths of protestors, especially young ones, at the hands of the occupation & security forces.

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  December 11, 2017

    For his gift to Israel, Trump now enters the pantheon of Israel’s friends in the annals of Jewish history. For his gifts to America he has taken his place among the most astute American statesmen. And for his political and economic mastery, he enters the ranks of the geniuses of American political history.

    Not to mention the internal political impact of driving a huge wedge between the Democrats and their vital Jewish supporters on the north east coast.

  3. No “solution” one or two states will pacify the Palestinians or their sympathisers. They’ll not be happy until they drive Jews into the sea. EOS.

    • Gezza

       /  December 11, 2017

      Pretty much the other way round, imo. Best solution would be for everyone else to get right the hell out of the Middle East & just leave it to Yaweh & Allah to sort it out.

  4. Alabama’s high-stakes Senate election Tuesday perfectly encapsulates how the age of Donald Trump has turned political logic on its head: Republicans may lose by winning and Democrats can win by losing.

    Republican Roy Moore denies accusations of child molestation, but he’s riding the President’s endorsement. He’s trying to win a seat in a chamber where GOP leaders brand him unfit to serve and fear he could eviscerate their party’s brand.

    The election has far wider implications than the fate of Moore, an icon among evangelical conservatives in the Deep South. The race encapsulates many of the forces convulsing American politics after the tumultuous first year of the Trump presidency and became a testing ground of mobilizing strategies ahead of the midterm elections in 2018.

    It has showcased the civil war raging in the Republican Party, between the outsider, populist and almost nihilistic forces represented by Trump and his former political guru Steve Bannon — who has campaigned for Moore — and the more pragmatic, futuristic wings of the party. Trump, with characteristic frankness, is openly saying that he backed Moore because he would be far more favorable to his agenda than a Democrat.

    “We can’t have a Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Democrat, Jones, in that important Alabama Senate seat. Need your vote to Make America Great Again! Jones will always vote against what we must do for our Country,” Trump tweeted this weekend.

    But in a stunning encapsulation of the Republican dilemma, Alabama’s senior Sen. Richard Shelby admitted on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday: “I couldn’t vote for Roy Moore.”

    But a Jones (Democrat) win would make things easier for the Republicans and more difficult for the Democrats.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  December 11, 2017

      Honestly, CNN posts drivel like that to be taken seriously?? Exactly how would losing their Senate majority make things easier for the Republicans? Fake news.

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  December 11, 2017
    • Mefrostate

       /  December 12, 2017

      – Helped Mulvaney rip up consumer protections
      – Managed a temporary ban on entire countries
      – Opened public land for fossil fuel exploitation
      – Packing the courts with conservatives
      – Backed a pedophile for the Senate
      – Had another close associate plead guilty
      – Passed tax cuts which mostly benefit the wealthy and add 1trn to debt (goodbye Republican values)

      “Winning”. In your face, Democrats.