FROM Aron Heller
Russia's Military Quietly Moves into Syria Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon says Russian forces are arriving in Syria — apparently to help President Bashar al-Assad reverse recent battlefield losses in a civil war that’s lasted for five years. Aron Heller reports from Jerusalem for the Associated Press .
Israel Calls 16,000 More Reservists as Netanyahu Vows to Go the Long-Haul The UN’s high commissioner for refugees said today that both sides have violated international humanitarian law during the fighting in Gaza. Meanwhile, Israel has called up another 16,000 reservists. Aron Heller is in Jerusalem for the Associated Press.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.