Tag Archives: State John Kerry

Pennsylvania police chief suspended after video profanities

Suspended-Gilberton-PA-Police-Chief-Mark-Kessler

A small-town police chief who appears in online videos using profanity and shooting automatic weapons has been suspended for 30 days without pay.

The borough council of Gilberton voted 5-1 at a meeting Wednesday night to suspend Chief Mark Kessler, saying he misused borough property. It said he used the weapons without permission.

Kessler has said he made the videos to draw attention to the erosion of the constitutional rights of free speech and to bear arms and he increasingly fears a government out of control.

He said after the meeting that he wouldn’t apologize for making the videos and didn’t regret having done so. He said he looked forward to getting back to work after the suspension.

Gun rights activists descended on the community of about 800 people, in Schuylkill County in eastern Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal country, to show support for Kessler, some carrying flags and displaying weapons.

In one video, Kessler criticizes U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s support of a United Nations treaty aimed at controlling the international arms trade, which some gun rights advocates fear could lead to restrictions on domestic weapons. Kessler then fires a weapon and screams, “Come and get it!”

Gilberton Mayor Mary Lou Hannon has said she found the language in the videos offensive and she understood that others did as well.

“I think it’s blackened our eye a little, but we are a strong community,” Hannon said after the meeting. “We will go on from here.”

Officials have said that Kessler bought the weapons with his own money and donated them to the police department, an action approved by the council. Kessler told PennLive.com on Wednesday that he also donated the ammunition used in the videos.

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Fox US News

Kerry: Talks aim to reach final-status agreement in 9 months

By avandagriff

Israelis and Palestinians will aim to reach a final-status agreement to end their conflict over the next nine months, US Secretary of State John Kerry says in Washington. Read More: Kerry: Talks aim to reach final-status agreement in 9 months | JPost | Israel News.

The post Kerry: Talks aim to reach final-status agreement in 9 months appeared first on Endtime Ministries | End Of The Age | Irvin Baxter.

…read more

Source: Endtime Ministries

‘All Issues on the Table’ – Middle East – News – Israel National News

By Dave Robbins

US Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed his government’s commitment to a “2-State Solution” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) today, as he summed up the initial progress made between the sides amid renewed negotiations. Read More: ‘All Issues on the Table’ – Middle East – News – Israel National News.

The post ‘All Issues on the Table’ – Middle East – News – Israel National News appeared first on Endtime Ministries | End Of The Age | Irvin Baxter.

…read more

Source: Endtime Ministries

Kerry in secret final-status talks with Netanyahu and Abbas on borders, security, Jerusalem, Jordan Valley

By Dave Robbins

The ceremonial launch of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations early Tuesday, July 30, over the Muslim iftar meal in the State Department Jefferson room, made a photogenic front for the real brass-tacks bargaining on core issues of the long Middle East dispute, which Secretary of State John Kerry has been handling discreetly with the principals, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu […]

The post Kerry in secret final-status talks with Netanyahu and Abbas on borders, security, Jerusalem, Jordan Valley appeared first on Endtime Ministries | End Of The Age | Irvin Baxter.

…read more

Source: Endtime Ministries

Kerry names former Israeli ambassador as envoy as Mideast peace talks resume

By avandagriff

Secretary of State John Kerry named a former U.S. ambassador to Israel as the U.S. point man for newly resumed peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, which are set to begin Monday evening in Washington. Read More: Kerry names former Israeli ambassador as envoy as Mideast peace talks resume | Fox News.

The post Kerry names former Israeli ambassador as envoy as Mideast peace talks resume appeared first on Endtime Ministries | End Of The Age | Irvin Baxter.

…read more

Source: Endtime Ministries

The New Mideast Talks – Much Risk, Little Hope, but Still We Must Try

By avandagriff

The success of Secretary of State John Kerry in leading Israelis and Palestinians to resume negotiations is presenting the United States with an immense challenge. Read More: The New Mideast Talks – Much Risk, Little Hope, but Still We Must Try – NYTimes.com.

The post The New Mideast Talks – Much Risk, Little Hope, but Still We Must Try appeared first on Endtime Ministries | End Of The Age | Irvin Baxter.

…read more

Source: Endtime Ministries

Israel-Palestine Peace Talks To Start Monday Following Months Of John Kerry Diplomacy

By The Huffington Post News Editors

WASHINGTON — Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will resume long-stalled direct peace talks on Monday following six months of frenetic shuttle diplomacy by Secretary of State John Kerry.

The State Department announced Sunday that the two sides had accepted invitations from Kerry to come to Washington “to formally resume direct final status negotiations.” In a statement, department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the initial meetings would begin Monday evening and continue Tuesday.

Read More…
More on Peace

…read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Huffington Post

Afghanistan Justice Program Found To Have ‘Serious Deficiencies’ By Inspector General

By The Huffington Post News Editors

WASHINGTON — An award made to an organization to promote the rule of law in Afghanistan does not appear to contain basic provisions that would allow the State Department to ensure proper oversight of a project expected to cost U.S. taxpayers $50 million, federal inspectors said Thursday.

In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said there were “serious deficiencies” in the government’s award to the International Development Law Organization, which is based in Rome, for the Afghanistan Justice Training Transition Program.

Read More…
More on John Kerry

…read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Huffington Post

DEBKAfile: Kerry obtains Israeli, Palestinian consent to negotiate interim accord, without borders issue

By Dave Robbins

After substantially lowering his expectations, US Secretary of State John Kerry was able to save his mission to restart peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians with only moments to spare before his sixth round of shuttle diplomacy crashed.  Friday night, July 19, Kerry announced in Amman that “initial talks would resume in Washington very […]

The post DEBKAfile: Kerry obtains Israeli, Palestinian consent to negotiate interim accord, without borders issue appeared first on Endtime Ministries | End Of The Age | Irvin Baxter.

…read more

Source: Endtime Ministries

Israel: PA dropped preconditions; Palestinians say talks based on pre-67 lines | The Times of Israel

By Dave Robbins

Amid conflicting accounts of the basis on which Israel and the Palestinians are set to renew negotiations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night hailed the resumption of the talks, announced Friday by Secretary of State John Kerry, as fulfilling Israel’s “vital strategic interests.” Read More: Israel: PA dropped preconditions; Palestinians say talks based on […]

The post Israel: PA dropped preconditions; Palestinians say talks based on pre-67 lines | The Times of Israel appeared first on Endtime Ministries | End Of The Age | Irvin Baxter.

…read more

Source: Endtime Ministries

Analysis: Amid Palestinian misgivings, a resumption of Mideast talks not a done deal

Disagreements that blocked Israeli-Palestinian negotiations for the past five years have not been fully resolved, despite U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent announcement of progress, and there’s no clear path to a resumption of talks. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Fox World News