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Nation

I’m Barack Obama, and I’m Angry to be Here: Keith Koffler
Breaking: @BarackObama is a schmuck: Sister Toldjah
A failed celebr-ambassador returns to Washington: Michelle Malkin

RNC Operatives Join Holder’s Campaign Against Texas, Other States: Tatler
Texas Not Impressed With Holder’s Persistent Harassment: Kemberlee Kaye
Cruz Takes Voter ID National: WatchdogWire

Enemies of freedom activists ramp up cyber warfare and hate: David Codrea
Paul Ryan Hints at Immigration Timetable: Emma Dumain
Federal Judge Ignores Ohio’s Marriage Amendment: Shane Vander Hart

Economy

IRS employee union doesn’t want Obamacare : Joel Gehrke
The Case for Stopping ObamaCare Has Never Been Stronger: IBD
John Kasich’s Obamacare Talking Points Train Wreck: Jason Hart

HUD: Bringing the Ghetto to Your Racist Neighborhood: AWD
Backfire: Schools Sell Junk Food to Make Up for FLOTUS Lunch Rules: Powers
FLOTUS: POTUS Wants Folks Off ‘Any Form of Public Assistance’”: PW

Scandal Central

Benghazi: The Scandal That Won’t Go Away: Foundry
Bob Filner: I’m Taking Some Time Off To Heal, To Reflect, and To Masturbate on Strangers: Ace
IRS Tea Party Document Disclosure in One Chart: PoliticalMath

Climate & Energy

Obama’s Model Economy Nationalizes The Sun: Soylent Refuge (NSFW)

Media

Huma Danger Goes for the Power Save: Charlotte Hays
This is just a tad bit embarrassing… Obama’s campaign promises aren’t on the Internet anymore : NakedDC
One doesn’t speak ill of the dead, but perhaps there are exceptional circumstances.: Rabbi David Nesenoff

Yellow Journalism at The New York Times: Barcepundit
Allen West: Obama owes Vietnam families an apology: Scoop
UGH — Krauthammer: Trying to defund Obamacare a ‘dumb idea’: Scoop

Palin: ‘I Was Forbidden From Telling the Truth About Obama in 2008′: FNI
Al Sharpton and Other Race Baiters: Winter Soldier
Chris Christie: Liberty? Yeah, you don’t need that: WyBlog

World

Obama Insults His Own Country: Says Tyrant Ho Chi Minh Inspired by Founding Fathers: Rebecca Brittingham
Why Won’t the Media Cover Huma Abedin’s Ties to Global Jihad Movement?: Diana West
Arab anti-Israel Activist Long Employed as “News” PhotoJournalist: Lori Lowenthal Marcus

Sci-Tech

$ 25 gadget lets hackers seize control of a car: NewScientist
This Congressional Map shows how yesterday’s NSA vote cut across partisan divides: David Freddoso
Microsoft turns to solar-power and white space for South Africa’s cheapest broadband: Adam Oxford

Cornucopia

Staff sergeant Ty Carter to receive Medal of Honor: Army Times
“See Something, Say Something.” HELLO!!!!: MOTUS
Didn’t: Gotta Get Drunk First (NSFW)

Image: Staff sergeant Ty Carter to receive Medal of Honor
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QOTD: “…we discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of Thomas Jefferson.” -– President Obama talking to reporters alongside Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang

Doug Ross @ Journal

As Mideast peace talks begin, Kerry says he is pushing for final deal in 9 months.

Secretary of State John Kerry stands with Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, left, and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, after the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the State Department in Washington. (photo credit: AP/Charles Dharapak/Times of Israel)

Secretary of State John Kerry stands with Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, left, and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, after the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the State Department in Washington. (photo credit: AP/Charles Dharapak/Times of Israel)

(Washington, D.C.) — The Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are underway. A preliminary meeting was held Monday evening at Secretary John Kerry’s home. Formal discussions occurred Tuesday evening at the State Department. The next round of talks are likely to be held in mid-August in Jerusalem and/or Ramallah.

For me, the most interesting development so far is the news that Kerry is pushing for a comprehensive final peace treaty between the two sides within nine months.

“The parties have agreed here today that all of the final status issues, all of the core issues, and all other issues are all on the table for negotiation,” said Kerry at a press conference. “And they are on the table with one simple goal: a view to ending the conflict, ending the claims. Our objective will be to achieve a final status agreement over the course of the next nine months. The parties also agreed that the two sides will keep the content of the negotiations confidential. The only
announcement you will hear about meetings is the one that I just made. And I will be the only one, by agreement, authorized to comment publicly on the talks, in consultation, obviously, with the parties. That means that no one should
consider any reports, articles, or other – or even rumors – reliable, unless they come directly from me, and I guarantee you they won’t.”

“The American government had written letters of assurance to the Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams, in order to make the renewal of talks possible,” Haaretz reported. “The letters reinforced the American positions regarding the 1967 borders, Palestinian refugees, and Israel’s identity as a Jewish state. The text of the letters remains classified and will not be published. A senior White House official present during the briefing said that the general atmosphere of the talks that were held in Washington on Monday and Tuesday was ‘excellent,’ despite the disagreements that remain between Israel and the Palestinians.”

“Fears of fierce battle within the United Nations General Assembly between Israelis and Palestinians in September was one of the primary reasons for the sense of urgency to renew negotiations between the two sides, a senior White House official said during a press briefing on Wednesday,” reported Barak Ravid of Haaretz.

“The Palestinians throughout the course of this year have been making clear that if they couldn’t see progress on the peace front, that their intention would be to seek other elevations of their status, whether at the UN or other international organizations,” said the official.

“It is something that could have created a significant amount of friction and really interrupted the progress we want to see in the region. So it’s no secret that one of the motivating factors, I think for everybody, was to avoid that sort of train wreck that would have happened, if we weren’t able to get negotiations started.”

“With this process moving forward, the risk of clash at the UN or elsewhere is reduced or eliminated,” the official said.

 


Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

Abbas vows: There will be no Israelis in Palestine.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, on Monday, July 29, 2013. (photo credit: AP/Mohammed Samah, Egyptian Presidency/Times of Israel)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, on Monday, July 29, 2013. (photo credit: AP/Mohammed Samah, Egyptian Presidency/Times of Israel)

(Washington, D.C.) — “Even as talks for a permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace got off to a cautious start in Washington Monday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told reporters in Egypt that no Israelis would be allowed to remain in a future Palestinian state,” reports the Times of Israel.

“In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli — civilian or soldier — on our lands,” Abbas said following a meeting with interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour in Cairo.

“Abbas was in Cairo to meet with Egyptian officials and discuss relations between the Palestinian Authority and Cairo as well as to negotiate a relaxing of border restrictions between Egypt and the Gaza Strip,” noted the Times. “The Palestinian leader also reiterated that he wants a total freeze on settlement construction, and that he will not agree to any compromise solution that would halt projects in smaller outlying Jewish communities in the West Bank while allowing continued building in the larger settlement blocs

“There was a request, ‘We’ll only build here, what do you think?’ If I agreed, I would legitimize all the rest (of the settlements). I said no. I said out loud and in writing that, to us, settlements in their entirety are illegitimate,” said Abbas.


Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog