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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Monday, June 26, 2017

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President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney square off over the issue of U.S. policy towards Israel, at the third presidential debate, held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Oct. 22, 2012. (Source: C-SPAN screencap)With two weeks left remaining before Election Day, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Governor Mitt Romney met for their final debate, and the topic of Israel was clearly a hot one. “I will reaffirm our historic ties to Israel and our abiding commitment to its security – the world must never see any daylight between our two nations,” said the mild-mannered Romney, in contrast to the current president, whose responses some commentators thought to be glib, even un-presidential.

While both men openly expressed their support for Israel, to Jewish-friendly Boca Raton, Florida, the former Massachusetts Governor managed to get his shots in at the President’s record, chiding him for perceived holes in his failed foreign policy of the

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says he dropped all of the police charges against Crown Heights beating victim Ehud Halevi because there was no evidence that the young man was trespassing at the local youth center.Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has dropped the criminal charges against Ehud Halevi, the young man whose video-recorded beating by police in Crown Heights outraged the Jewish community and led to public protest by the victim’s supporters.

Hynes stated that he dropped all of the charges – including assault of a police officer, which the video clearly contradicted – because a “review of all available evidence” demonstrated that there was “no case” against him.

The recent release of

 Israeli “New Historian” and political activist Dr. Ilan Pappé is one of the scheduled speakers for next month’s “Conference for Palestine” in Chicago. Pappé is noted for his harsh criticism of Israel, and in particular, his assertion that Israel deliberately perpetrated the “ethnic cleansing” of Palestine.An organization calling itself American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) has announced that they will be holding a four-day event called the “Conference for Palestine in the US: A Movement United” in suburban Chicago from November 22-25. It has been reported that Turkish Airlines is one of the major corporate sponsors of the conference which is currently scheduled to take place at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort. The official state carrier of Turkey will be contributing as much as $15,000 for the event and in order to

Former President Jimmy Carter (R), seen here with other, better presidents.Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter lamented the “vanishing” prospects of Israeli-Palestinian peace during a trip to Jerusalem this week, blaming Israeli policies.

Carter called the current situation “catastrophic” and accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of pursuing a one-state solution, despite Netanyahu’s previous statements committing to a two-state solution, including his 2009 speech at Bar Ilan University.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt that Netanyahu has decided the

Romney: “My own test is that Iran should not have the capability of producing a nuclear weapon. I think that’s the same test that Benjamin Netanyahu would also apply.”In an interview with CNN last week, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said, as president, he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would have the same test for Iran over its purported development of a nuclear weapons program. “We share values [with Israel], and we’re both absolutely committed to preventing Iran from having a nuclear weapon,” Romney said. “My own test is that Iran should not have the capability of producing a nuclear weapon. I think that’s the same test that Benjamin