Israeli Vice Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with Israeli Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz on Sunday, a Palestinian official said on Thursday, in the highest-level meeting between the sides since peace talks broke down in 2010.
Mofaz recently returned from a diplomatic visit in Washington, where he held high-level meetings with US officials on the state of Israel-PA relations. Simultaneously, the PLO's Erekat also visited the US for talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on ways of reviving the stalled peace talks with Israel.
Foreign Minister Liberman on Wednesday condemned Iranian first Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi for a speech he gave at a UN conference in Tehran on Tuesday in which he blamed Jews for controlling the international drug trade.
"Hitler also said crazy things and succeeded in carrying out his plan," Liberman stated, adding that the world has not yet fully come to understand the danger that Iran poses.
The 66 lawmakers said the changes can be traced back to a memo last year from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz that said chaplains, “not commanders,” are expected to notify airmen of chaplains’ religious programs. The lawmakers said this suggested “that the mere mention of these programs is impermissible” and that combined with the other incidents, goes “beyond the requirements of the Constitution.”
“The changes lend credence to the notion that the Air Force will remove any reference to God or faith that an outside organization brings to its attention,” they wrote.
Among the incidents:
A decision to remove a Latin reference to "God" from a logo/motto for the Rapid Capabilities Office
A decision to stop requiring staff to check for Bibles in Air Force Inn rooms
The removal of a document from a distance-learning course for Squadron Officer School that suggested chapel attendance is a sign of strong leadership
The suspension of an ethics course because the material included Bible passages
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