a northern Kentucky fire department is recognized for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. The Southgate fire department received the medal of valor tonight which is the highest award for a fire unit.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:33:04 GMT
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. The Southgate Fire Department received the Medal of Valor, whichFull Story >
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. On May 28, 1977, nearly 2,000 people were saved but over 150 people died in the blaze.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:06 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:06:00 GMT
Police were called to a reported shooting Friday evening in Avondale. It happened in the area of Harvey Avenue and Hickory Street around 9 p.m. Officers on scene tell FOX19 a 16-year-old boy was shotFull Story >
It happened in the area of Harvey Avenue and Hickory Street around 9 p.m. Officers on scene tell FOX19 a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg and taken to a nearby hospital.Full Story >
(FOX19) - So, how real is the concern over Congressman Ron Paul's position on Israel? Real enough that the Republican Jewish Coalition last week told Congressman Paul that he was not invited to speak at a candidates forum even though every other Republican candidate was invited.
The same group also banned the Congressman from speaking in 2007.
As a private organization, the Republican Jewish Coalition doesn't have to invite anyone, but what reason did the RJC give for excluding Rep. Paul? They cited his "misguided and extreme views" on Israel.
There is plenty on the Internet about Rep. Paul's beliefs, but most of that has been debunked. Instead of using conjecture, we look at actual statements the Congressman has made.
Lets being with the criticism of "it's all Israel's fault," the idea that Ron Paul blames Israel for the terror waged against it.
"Hamas was really started by Israel because they wanted Hamas to counteract Yasser Arafat. They say it was better then and it served its purpose but we didn't want Hamas to do this.
"Then the United States says we have such a good system we are going to impose this on the world and have free elections, we encourage Palestinians to have free elections and they elect Hamas." said Rep. Paul on the House floor.
The author of the blog where this was posted says this is proof that Congressman Paul is anti-Israel because clearly Paul blames Israel for attack from Hamas. He blames the United States for Hamas.
What does the Congressman say?
He says "blowback," the military and intelligence term for consequence for foreign policy and interventions, is something the United States doesn't want to deal with and yet is very real.
Is the Congressman factually correct in what he said about Hamas?
According to Avner Cohen, who worked for the Israeli government in religious affairs in Gaza for decades, it was 30 years ago when Israel tolerated and, in some cases, encouraged Hamas as a counterweight to the secular nationalists of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
So it would be incorrect to say that Congressman Paul is blaming Israel for bombings by Hamas.
Rather, his position appears to be warning about the consequence of blowback in both American and Israeli foreign policy.
That brings us to the second issue. Clearly Ron Paul is anti-Israel, detractors say, because after all he wants to deny Israel foreign aid.
"To me foreign aid is taking money from poor people in this country and giving it to rich people in other countries, no matter how well motivated it is," said Rep. Paul during the CNN Republican debate.
When Anderson Cooper asked if Paul would cut foreign aid to Israel, Paul answered, "I would cut all foreign aid. I would treat everyone equally and fairly."
Despite the headlines, is that an anti-Israel stance?
It is an anti foreign-aid stance combined with consistency in foreign policy.
But Israel has had a special relationship with the United States for many years, some have said, and shouldn't an exception be made?
Isn't Congressman Paul turning his back on this nation that needs the United States?
"I'm the one who defends the Israel. I don't want Israel to be beholding to us," Rep. Paul told Fox News Anchor Megan Kelly.
Jeffrey Goldberg of "The Atlantic" recently wrote that Ron Paul's position is actually the closest to a Zionist of all the candidates because, "In one sense, a true Zionist, is a believer in two core values of the Jewish Liberation Movement: Jewish independence and Jewish self-reliance."
Is Ron Paul anti-Israel?
Well, consider history. In 1981, Israel bombed an Iraqi nuke plant. Rep. Paul went against both the U.N. and president Ronald Reagan when he defended Israel's right to defend itself.
Today, that position hasn't changed.
Paul seems to believe that the strongest stance with Israel is for the United States to no longer try to control that nation's every move.
If today Israel decided that it must launch an attack on Iran to protect its own people, which candidate aside from Ron Paul would support that move without Israel first receiving U.S. approval?
Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling a load of drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water...Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
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