Tag Archives: Jordan

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if re-elected

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if re-electedIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a deeply controversial pledge Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected in September 17 polls. Palestinians immediately reacted by saying Netanyahu was destroying any prospects for peace, while his electoral opponents accused him of a cynical play for right-wing nationalist votes with polls only a week away. The United Nations said such a move would have no “international legal impact”, while Turkey condemned it as “racist”.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Jordan summons Israel envoy over Jerusalem 'violations'

Jordan summons Israel envoy over Jerusalem 'violations'Jordan summoned Israel’s ambassador on Sunday in protest over “violations” at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the foreign ministry said. It summoned envoy Amir Weissbrod to voice its “condemnation and rejection of Israeli violations” at the highly sensitive site, where Israeli security forces clashed with Palestinian worshippers last week. Jordan, the only Arab country apart from Egypt to have a peace agreement with the Jewish state, supervises Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Jordan Anchondo killed shielding her 2-month-old in El Paso, Texas shooting

Jordan Anchondo killed shielding her 2-month-old in El Paso, Texas shootingMother of 3, Jordan Anchondo, died in the mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart while shielding her 2-month-old baby, according to her sister.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Jim Jordan: Cohen Hearing ‘First Step’ in Dems’ ‘Crazy Impeachment Plans’

Jim Jordan: Cohen Hearing ‘First Step’ in Dems’ ‘Crazy Impeachment Plans’Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, the ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, said Wednesday evening that Democrats called Michael Cohen to testify before the panel in order to set the stage for President Trump's impeachment.“I do not think you could believe much of what this guy says. What I do think was going on today is that this was the first step in the Democrats’ crazy impeachment plans,” Jordan said during an appearance on Fox News's “Special Report.”Jordan's comments came hours after Cohen publicly disparaged his former boss as a “racist,” a “conman,” and a “cheat” during his public testimony before Congress. Though Cohen accused Trump of engaging in “illicit acts” while in office, including the reimbursement of hush-money payments made during the campaign to his former mistresses, the former attorney admitted he did not have knowledge of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.Jordan and fellow Republicans on the Oversight Committee spent the hearing impugning Cohen's credibility, frequently raising the fact that he previously lied to Congress under oath about the timing of plans to build a Moscow Trump Tower when he testified in August.Democrats, meanwhile, said their Republican colleagues were angry that Cohen had stopped lying to protect the president, and argued he had nothing to gain by continuing to lie. Despite Cohen's Wednesday testimony, Democratic leaders remain hesitant to openly broach the prospect of impeachment.“Isn’t it interesting that not one person on our side even mentioned the word impeachment?” Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) said after the hearing. “Not one.”Speaker Pelosi told reporters Wednesday that she did not watch Cohen's testimony.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Jim Jordan: Congress's bully-in-chief set Republican tone at Cohen hearing

Jim Jordan: Congress's bully-in-chief set Republican tone at Cohen hearingFrom the first words of his opening statement, Jim Jordan, top Republican on the House oversight committee, set the tone for his party’s approach to Michael Cohen: belligerent, dismissive and utterly uninterested in anything Donald Trump’s private lawyer for the past decade had to say. Jordan adopted a strategy in Wednesday’s high-profile grilling of Cohen that closely echoed Trump’s own stance towards the multiple investigations that now besiege him: bully your assailant into submission. With a grin on his face, Jordan asked Cohen how long he had worked in the White House, knowing full well that the lawyer never had.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Cohen, Jim Jordan Clash Repeatedly During Testimony: ‘Shame on You’

Cohen, Jim Jordan Clash Repeatedly During Testimony: ‘Shame on You’Michael Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday saw several heated exchanges between Cohen and the Committee's ranking Republican, Jim Jordan, who called Cohen — President Trump's former personal lawyer — a "patsy" for Democrats."The Democrats don’t care," Jordan told Cohen. "They just want to use you. You are the patsy today. They want to find someone somewhere to say something so they can remove the president."Cohen, who worked for Trump as his personal lawyer for a decade, appeared before the Committee on Wednesday after months of criticizing his former boss and cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election.He pled guilty to federal prosecutors in New York in December and was sentenced to three years in prison for financial crimes, campaign-finance violations, and lying to Congress about how deep into the 2016 campaign negotiations over a proposed deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow continued."His remorse is nonexistent. You just debated a member of Congress saying, 'I really didn't do anything wrong with the false bank things that I'm guilty of and going to prison for,'" Jordan said during one of the most dramatic moments of the hearing."Shame on you, Mr. Jordan," Cohen shot back. "That's not what I said and you know that that's not what I said. I pled guilty and I take responsibility for my actions. Shame on you.""I am remorseful and I am going to prison," Cohen said. "I will be away from my wife and family for years, so before you turn around and cast more aspersion, please understand, there are people watching you today that know me a whole lot better. I made mistakes. I own them."A number of Republicans echoed Jordan's comments during the course of the hearing, including Georgia representative Jody Hice, who called the hearing a "shameful mockery," and Tennessee representative Mark Green, who called Cohen a "fake witness."



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Jordan: Democrats are focused on stopping the president, the solution is simple to support funding for the wall

Jordan: Democrats are focused on stopping the president, the solution is simple to support funding for the wallOhio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan says that Congress needs to do what it promised its constituents to secure the border.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

French defence minister in Jordan to visit troops fighting IS

French defence minister in Jordan to visit troops fighting ISFrance’s defence minister arrived in Jordan on Monday to visit troops battling the Islamic State group, showing Paris’s determination to continue the fight after a shock US decision to withdraw from Syria. After a stopover in Amman, where Florence Parly is set to meet with Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz, she is expected to visit the H5 airbase from which French fighter jets take off for sorties against the jihadists. The minister’s last-minute trip to Jordan comes on the heels of US President Donald Trump’s surprise decision in mid-December to pull out all 2,000 American troops stationed in Syria, saying “we’ve won” against IS.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Massive Australian cow nearly as tall as Michael Jordan goes viral

Massive Australian cow nearly as tall as Michael Jordan goes viralA cow in Western Australia has gone udderly viral due to its sheer size and



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Heavy rains, flooding kill 12 people in Jordan: government

Heavy rains, flooding kill 12 people in Jordan: governmentTwelve people died in heavy rains and flooding in parts of Jordan on Friday and authorities evacuated foreign tourists from the ancient city of Petra and other popular destinations, officials said on Saturday. The country has recently been hit by flash floods and heavy downpours. In the worst incident, 21 people – mostly school children on an outing to the Dead Sea – were killed as torrential rains poured through valleys and deep ravines.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines