Vladimir Putin

Trump-Putin Bromance Scares US Allies

The first question you have to ask about the trove of some 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee is "who benefits?"

A.   Donald Trump and the Republicans

B.    Vladimir Putin and the Russians

C.   All of the Above

The correct answer is "C."

Trump: What If?

Donald Trump has one great advantage over all the other presidential candidates:  he has no set of core beliefs.  He reminds me of that old Groucho Marx line, "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others."

He's the current frontrunner in a close race with Ted Cruz with the rest of the field training far behind.  The GOP establishment wishes both would go away, but they're warming to Trump because they think he'd have a better chance of winning in November and can't stomach Cruz.

Putin Endorses Trump

I don't know how well it will go over with the neo-cons and the anti-Communist wing of the GOP, but Vladimir Putin is backing Donald Trump.

The Russian President told reporters at his annual news conference in Moscow that the American capitalist "is a very outstanding man, unquestionably talented." 

Bibi To Meet Obama, Putin

The White House announced today that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet President Obama at the White House on November 9. they will discuss boosting military aid to Israel and then engage in a lot of empty talk about peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

But first Netanyahu is going to Moscow next week to tell President Vladimir Putin that Russia's increased military presence in Syria and attempts to shore up the Assad regime pose "security" threats to Israel.

Putin Lifts Ban On Russian Air Defense Missile Sales To Iran

04/13/2015 - 20:00

President Vladimir Putin of Russia lifted a ban on the sale of an advanced Russian missile defense system that could reinforce Iran’s defense of its nuclear facilities.

The Mitzvah Of Adoption, Orphans In Russia And The Baal Shem Tov

02/18/2013 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

A Chabad family in Nepal recently made a great public Kiddush Hashem (sanctification of God’s name) by adopting a starving child. While definitions for these terms vary, what is clear is that there are millions of orphans around the world and we must all do our part.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Putin: Russia Already Recognizes Palestine

06/27/2012 - 20:00

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that Moscow already has recognized a Palestinian state.

"We [recognized Palestine] 25 years ago, and our position has not changed," Putin told Abbas on Tuesday during a visit to Ramallah, the Times of Israel reported.

"Palestinian leadership, and the president personally, have been behaving responsibly to achieve peace based on the two-state solution," Putin reportedly said.

Putin: Russia Already Recognizes Palestine

06/27/2012 - 20:00

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that Moscow already has recognized a Palestinian state.

"We [recognized Palestine] 25 years ago, and our position has not changed," Putin told Abbas on Tuesday during a visit to Ramallah, the Times of Israel reported.

"Palestinian leadership, and the president personally, have been behaving responsibly to achieve peace based on the two-state solution," Putin reportedly said.

Former Yukos CEO Khodorkovsky Found Guilty of Embezzlement

12/26/2010 - 19:00

(JTA) -- Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was found guilty of embezzlement and theft.

The conviction against the former head of the Yukos oil company was handed down by a judge in Moscow in a closed court room on Monday, the New York Times reported. He faces up to 14 years in prison, with credit for time served on a previous conviction.

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