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JUSTICE IS AN ABSOLUTE
January
1: In North Korea – In response to American president Trump's provocative statements, Kim Jong Un warns the United States that he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but
offers an olive branch to South Korea, saying he is "open to dialogue" with Seoul.
 
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In Syria – Evidence is found of the Syrian government of Assad using poison gas (Chlorine) to killing rebels.
 
February
13: In Israel – The Israeli police (after year-long corruption probes) tell Prime Minister NETABYAHU that they recommend he be indicted for bribery and for breach of trust.
The prime minister's lawyers were informed of the impending police announcement.
 
Ahed Tamimi,

Tamimi's 'crime' as Israeli
oppression continues unabated!
who recently turned 17, was arrested after a video of her slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers, who had invaded her front yard without permission, went viral last year. On Tuesday 13 February, after nearly two months in prison without trial, she now goes on trial on 12 charges, including assault of a soldier and incitement.†Although no one was seriously hurt, the Israeli military, her lawyer says, is keen to make an example of her to deter other young Palestinians from fighting back against the Israeli occupation of their farms and homes.
However,†a lengthy public trial looks set to only raise her profile
and highlight human rights concerns surrounding the detention of minors in Israel.
The military judge ejected all journalists and observers from the first trial hearing on Tuesday.† In contradiction of defence lawyers, the judge rules that it is 'in Ahedís interests', even though her lawyer argued that it was not.
"The court decided to close doors because they said they donít think itís 'good for Ahed'," said defence lawyer Gaby Lasky.†"I think the decision of the court is because the court decided what is good for the court.†They understand that people outside Ofer military court are interested in Ahedís case.
So the way to keep it out of everybodyís eyes
is to close the doors."†
Israel’s trial of a minor
behind closed doors
and
in a military court!
  14:
This immoral imprisonment of Tamimi continues as the child's trial in military court is now postponed to March.
  21:
In Syria – Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus say they are unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people.
The U.N. human rights office says in a statement that at least 346 people had been killed in eastern Ghouta since the Syrian government and its allies escalated their offensive on the region on February 4. At least 92 of those deaths occurred in just one 13-hour period on Monday, it said, adding that the toll was far from comprehensive, documented in the midst of chaos and destruction.
Another 878 people have been wounded, mostly in air-strikes hitting residential areas.
 
  22:
The United Nations Security Council, because of facing staunch opposition from Russia, fails to pass a resolution that would have imposed a 30-day cease-fire in Syria to allow humanitarian aid to reached a besieged Damascus suburb.
With new reports on Thursday of a rocket attack that took 42 lives, the death toll this week in the rebel-held suburb, eastern Ghouta, now rose to more than 300.
The suffering of civilians in Syria "brings shame on all of us," Britainís representative, Stephen Hickey, said at the Security Council meeting. He describes the conditions in eastern Ghouta as a "hell on earth."
Franceís ambassador, FranÁois Delattre, called reports of civilian deaths there "unbearable" and warned that inaction could become "the grave of the United Nations."
But Russiaís ambassador, Vasily A. Nebenzya, whose veto is the lone obstacle to the resolution, dismissed the reports as disinformation and propaganda. Mr. Nebenzya made clear that Russia, Syriaís primary military ally, would not support a cease-fire resolution for the time being. Eastern Ghouta, a cluster of farms and small towns, is one of the last major areas held by Syrian rebels. With reports of hospitals being bombed there and shortages of food and water, the cease-fire was intended to allow humanitarian convoys to bring in food and medical supplies.
Ultimately the resolution, which was drafted by Kuwait and Sweden and supported by almost all of the 15 members of the Security Council, as a consequence of Russian opposition (on behalf of Syrian dictator Assad)
was not even put to a vote Thursday.
The scene at the Security Council on Thursday underscores a growing sense of powerlessness and exasperation at the United Nations as the Syrian civil war reaches new levels of violence.
 
  23:
The United States warns North Korea that it is imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear missile program, and President Donald Trump warns of a "phase two" that could be –
"very, very unfortunate for the world" if the steps did not work.
The arrogant Trump.
  24:
The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously to impose a one month humanitarian peace accord in Syria as the civilian death toll in Eastern Ghouta from bombing by Assad and his allies passes 500, effective immediately.
 
25:
An Israeli government panel approves proposed legislation that would transfer jurisdiction over certain petitions filed by West Bank Palestinians from the Israeli Supreme Court to the Jerusalem District Court. The bill, sponsored by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, is a precedent-setting move that would de facto impose Israeli law on the Palestinian West Bank. It would validate the "creeping imposition" of Israeli law for the benefit of the hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers living among the Palestinians. The settlers are currently governed largely by military law, which applies in the West Bank since it is legally considered occupied territory.
 
   
In Jerusalem, Israel – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes the church's doors until further notice, as church leaders angrily retaliate against what they see as a "systematic campaign" by Israel to harm the Christian community in the Holy Land. Flanked by Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land Francesco Patton and Armenian Patriarch Nourhan Manougian, Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilus lll, they read out a statement and
then locked the ancient doors of the church in Jerusalemís Old City.
Believed to be the site where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected, the church located in Jerusalemís Old City is considered to be the holiest site for Orthodox and Catholic Christians. It was last closed briefly around 20 years ago in protest against Israeli policies. The immediate trigger now is the churchesí discovery that the Knessetís Constitution, Law and Justice Committee was to discuss – and in all probability pass – a bill on Sunday allowing the state
to confiscate land sold by the churches to private investors since 2010 and pay the new owners compensation.
It is also motivated by a recent decision by the Jewish controlled Jerusalem Municipality to freeze churchesí assets until they cough up millions of shekels in what the city claims are unpaid taxes.
 
Rachel Azaria (Kulanu MK/MP)
says she is seeking to protect hundreds of largely Jerusalem residents whose homes are located on land which, until recently, was owned and leased to them by the churches, principally the Greek Orthodox Church – in most cases under 99-year contracts signed in the 1950ís between the church and the state, via the Jewish National Fund. Over recent months, the Greek Orthodox patriarch, Theophilus lll, with the backing of all the Holy Land churches, has travelled almost nonstop to seek the international communityís opposition to the move. He has met with the pope, Russian President Vladimir Putin, the king of Jordan, the archbishop of Canterbury, and senior political figures in Greece and Cyprus.
 
 
"These actions (of Israel) breach existing agreements and international obligations which guarantee the rights and the privileges of the churches, in what seems an attempt to weaken the Christian presence in Jerusalem. The greatest victims in this are those impoverished families who will go without food and housing, as well as the children who will be unable to attend school."
 
March 1:
Russia (with at least 7,000 nuclear warheads) announces that it has developed an intercontinental missile which cannot be tracked by radar, at a time in which America (with at least 6,800 nuclear warheads) via its President Trump is making a fuss about the threat of North Korea which has only 15 nuclear warheads.
Israel has more than 300 nuclear warheads stored in an underground facility north of Tel Aviv.
It may still be far from the depths of the Cold War, but Russian President Vladimir Putinís Thursday speech, outlining new, "invincible" weapons to overcome U.S. defenses, lowers the already chilly temperature of the relationship by several degrees. Both the United States and Russia have now outlined expansions of their nuclear arsenals, and it remains unclear whether New START, the primary arms-reduction treaty in effect between the two, will remain viable beyond its expiration date of 2021.
Each has also charged the other with violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
 
April 13:

Israel's violent suppression
of Palestinian protests in Gaza
provokes further response
from protesters and so
escalates the violence!
More than 700 Palestinian protesters
have been wounded by Israeli gun fire.
The United States blocks a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza-Israel border in which Israeli snipers have shot and killed a number of unarmed Palestinian protesters including a press journalist in clealry maked clothing.
Kuwait, which represents Arab countries on the Council, presented the proposed statement, which called for an ďindependent and transparent investigationĒ of the violence in which a number of protesters died. But the draft Council statement is blocked by the US which expressed "grave concern at the situation at the [Gaza] border." The bocked draft resolution reaffirmed "the right to peaceful protest" and expressed the Councilís "sorrow at the (continuing) loss of innocent Palestinian lives."
American prejudice
continues to cost
Palestinian lives!
  The
US president Donald Trump sends a fleet of twelve warships toward the Syrian coast in preparation for an attack on Syria in response to the use of prohibited chemical weapons.
Russia has built a naval base on the coast of Syria opposite Cyprus as part of Putin's preparation to control oil supplies to Europe.
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A US destroyer warship is poised to strike the Syrian government with Tomahawk missiles
and could be sunk by torpedoes, a Russian Navy admiral has warned.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

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