City Council Meeting June 24, 2019

first_imgG-2019-09 Attachment: II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUM Agenda Attachment: X.COMMITTEE REPORTS B.ORDINANCE R-2019-14 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1019 Washington Ave Petitioner: Jose Nunez Owner: Invenez Unlimited LLC. Requested Change: R2 & C4 to R2 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Jose Nunez, Invenez Unlimited LLC. III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS IX.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS D.ORDINANCE R-2019-10 Amended An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 2100 Lodge Avenue Petitioner: Allied Investment and Development Owner: Restored Properties, LLC Requested Change: C1 to C4 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Matt Malcolm, KDDK C.ORDINANCE R-2019-08 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as N. Burkhardt Road – NW Corner of the Intersection Petitioner: Eric Carter Owner: Robert & Angela Shockman Requested Change: R1 to C4 Ward: 1 McGinn Representative: Eric Carter, Weihe Engineers, Inc. R-2019-08 Attachment: B.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS R-2019-14 Attachment: C.ORDINANCE R-2019-15 Amended An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 313 S New York Ave Petitioner: Harvey Baker & Shirley Baker Owner: Harvey Baker & Shirley Baker Requested Change: R4 to C4 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Tanisha Carothers, Carothers Law VII.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS B.ORDINANCE F-2019-11 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 6/24/2019 City Council Meeting On JUNE 24, 20191 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD. ROOM 301 at 5:30 P.M. AGENDA FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare XI.ADJOURNMENT VIII.RESOLUTION DOCKET R-2019-10 Amended Attachment: VI.COMMITTEE REPORTS V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS A.ORDINANCE G-2019-08 An Ordinance Amending Title 18 of the Evansville Municipal Code Concerning Lane Use and Zoning Sponsor(s): Chair Adams Discussion Led By: Public Works Chair Adams Discussion Date: 6/24/2019 I.INTRODUCTION A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, July 8, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. R-2019-15 Amended Attachment: A.ORDINANCE G-2019-09 An Ordinance to Amend and Restate Chapter 13.20 Wastewater Discharge Regulations Sponsor(s): Elpers, Brinkmeyer Discussion Led By: Chair Adams Discussion Date: 7/8/2019 IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY F-2019-11 Attachment: G-2019-08 Attachment: Memo Attachment: last_img read more

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Strong Finish for OCBP @ 2017 AC Classic

first_imgBy Ryan GivensThis year’s Atlantic City Lifeguard Classic featured patrols from as far as Harvey Cedars all the way down to Cape May Point. 16 patrols in all competed at Chelsea Avenue in 4 races: doubles row, half mile swim, singles row, and doubles rescue. The doubles rescue, a unique event, allows patrols to showcase athletes and demonstrate their ability to act in a real life scenario. The race consists of a 1000 ft row to the singles flag and at the turn around, the pair must unhook a weighted dummy and return it to the shore. Ocean City Beach Patrol took first in this event in a time of 4:48 with Bryan and Shanin Theiss. In addition, Quinn Cassidy took 3rd in the swim to help OCBP earn a 4th place team finish. Check out the video highlight and pictures.1st Place Rescue Rowers OC Theiss Brothers Bryan and Shannon – Photo Credit: Dale BraunRESULTS:MILE DOUBLES ROWChuck Gowdy – Chris Graves Margate (13:27)Mike McGrath – Sean Duffey Longport (13:41)Jim Smith – Vince Granese Atlantic City (13:58)HALF MILE SWIMConall Loughlin Sea Isle City (10:57)Amber Glenn Margate (11:02)Quinn Cassidy Ocean City (11:03)1000FT SINGLES ROWChuck Gowdy Margate (4:24)Dave Funk Ventnor (4:31)Vince Granese Atlantic City (4:32)1000FT DOUBLES RESCUE RACEBryan and Shanin Theiss Ocean City (4:48)Tom Kresz – Tim Schwegman Longport (4:54)Kyle Deroo – Ryan Burke Atlantic City (4:55)TEAM SCORINGMargate 14Longport 10Atlantic City 9Ocean City 83rd Place Swimmer OC Quinn Cassidy. Photo Credit: Dale BraunStart of Doubles Row Race – Photo Credit: Dale Braunlast_img read more

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Greenhalgh’s revamps and expands

first_imgCraft baker Greenhalgh’s is to start rolling out “fantastic new branding” to give its 42 outlets a “fresher look” from next month. Bakery production manager David Smart said the new fascia is designed to give the stores a more modern feel. The “G” of Greenhalgh’s has been blown up to four times the size of standard text, to give the company a clear identifying logo. The new look will take 18 months to roll out across the company’s estate in north-west England, Mr Smart told British Baker.Greenhalgh’s is also planning to open two or more new outlets in the next year, boos-ting store numbers from the current 42. And the company is expanding the wholesale side of its business, which is now 50% wholesale and 50% retail. It supplies supermarkets Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Booths, convenience chain Spar and companies inclu-ding BHS, House of Fraser and Roadchef.Wholesale sales manager Garry Thew told British Baker the company also has a growing export market, selling to expatriates in countries such as Spain, the Balearics and Tenerife. The majority of this business is meat-based.He noted that, following the recent lifting of the export ban on British beef, the company expects competition to escalate in overseas markets over the next six to eight weeks.With the lifting of the ban, Greenhalgh’s is to start selling products made with British beef in its overseas markets; before, it sourced beef from countries such as the Republic of Ireland, Argentina and Brazil. “Things will change now that we will be using British beef across the range,” said Mr Thew.last_img read more

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Tech Data Paves Path to Success for Reseller Partners

first_imgNote: this blog was guest authored by Shannon van den Bosch, Manager of Vendor Business at Tech DataTech Data is one of the world’s largest IT distributors and solution aggregators. Leading technology companies engage us for supply chain, logistics, warehousing and technical services. We also help resellers design and deliver competitive IT solutions that meet the unique requirements of their customers by providing servers, workstations, hyper-converged infrastructure, and other offerings from our partners such as Dell Technologies.Competition in the IT reseller business is fierce. Resellers bid against each other for jobs — often against the partner vendors whose hardware, software and services they use to create solutions. To help resellers thrive amid these dynamic challenges, we educate them about emerging technologies and help them identify and maximize sales opportunities. Our employees have found that it’s often easier to meet these requirements by partnering with Dell Technologies due to the comprehensive portfolio which simplifies solution designs. Furthermore, the complimentary marketing and education services available from the partner portal minimize costs, save time and increase agility — for our teams and for our partner customers.Generating demand with fewer resourcesFor example, many resellers have an abundance of technical expertise but need help with marketing. Instead of having our teams invest significant time in guidance, we direct partners who leverage Dell Technologies offerings to the partner demand generation center. Accessible from the Dell Technologies partner portal, the partner demand generation center provides tools for simplifying the management of campaign calendars, product rebates and client relationships. Up-to-date market insights and solution trends also help teams quickly establish sales priorities as well as prospective customers to maximize efficiency.Being able to give our reseller customers access to the partner demand generation center improves our competitiveness and value, with almost no effort by our teams. And our partner customers gain expert marketing insights and management tools without having to add people or software.Saving time with on-demand informationThe other tool our engineers, specialty teams and sales representatives use all the time on the Dell Technologies partner portal is the knowledge center. It’s where they go whenever they need to learn, put together training and stand up a demo involving Dell Technologies products. That’s because they can quickly get answers to questions like, “What’s the Dell portfolio of solutions that enable AI, security, cloud and digital transformation?” And unlike results from a web search, they know they can trust all of the information. Minimizing costs with ready-to-go contentSuccessful marketing campaigns require a lot of communication and strategy. To save time and cost, our resellers and our internal teams take advantage of ready-to-go resources available through the digital marketing tool on the partner portal. It provides marketing campaigns, playbooks, email messages and web pages that individuals can publish as is or customize as they wish. By taking advantage of the digital marketing tool and not having to start all our efforts from scratch, we’ve improved our marketing efficiency by 25%.Boosting agility drives growthAgility has always been important for success. However, it became critical when COVID-19 hit. The playbooks and other resources on the Dell Technologies partner portal helped us rapidly shift our marketing strategies and generate new business by hosting effective virtual events. We’re also developing offerings to help our partners drive growth. For example, in this quarter, we’re hosting a comprehensive social-selling boot camp to help them build up core competencies within their sales organizations by leveraging all the content that Dell provides.The partner portal is really a one-stop shop for all of us to add value to our customers — and grow our Dell Technologies business. Shannon van den Bosch is Manager of Vendor Business at Tech Data, responsible for overseeing the creation and execution of go-to-market strategy, customer outreach, enablement support, and operational efficiency. With more than 9 years of business and marketing experience in the IT Channel, Shannon leads with a customer-centric, outcome-driven methodology. Shannon is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio), where she majored in political science and marketing.last_img read more

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Irish engineers continue service work in Nicaragua

first_imgMembers of Notre Dame Students Empowering through Engineering Development (NDSEED) are preparing for the organization’s seventh year of community outreach with plans to build a bridge in Mata de Tules, Nicaragua. NDSEED is the University’s chapter of a multi-national non-governmental organization called “Bridges to Prosperity,”  Each year since Feburary 2008, six engineering students from the University have combined their passion for academics and for social service in designing and constructing a bridge for a community in Central America.  Senior and Project Manager Maria Krug said this year’s location is not far from the bridge that was built last year.  “Mata de Tules is less than a kilometer from the site where they built this past summer,” Krug said. “So we already talked to the community and they’re all thrilled for us to come back.”  Senior Spencer Ness said the project includes a team trip during fall break to assess the land and the community, as well as an eight-week trip during the summer of 2014.   “We fundraise for the entire project, we design the entire project, and then we go down and build it with the community. We’ll go down during fall break for our assessment trip where we’ll survey our site and come back and go through our entire design process with some advice from different faculty here and members of bridges of prosperity staff,” Ness said.  During the fundraising process each year NDSEED raises an average of $28,000. Sophomore Jonathan Weiler said the bulk of donations have always come from generous alumni donors, although selling apparel at football tailgates raises some money. “The biggest money comes from donations,” Weiler said. “You can only sell so much apparel for $20. So when we get some of our generous alumni or local organizations to contribute, it is so important to us and to the completion of the project.” Sophomore Andres Gutierrez said he hopes word will spread about the mission of the project and organization at large.  “Although we’re standing out in tailgates to try and sell apparel, the most important aspect is making ourselves visible, getting out there,” Gutierrez said. “People walk by and may buy a sweatshirt, but what’s important is that they ask what NDSEED is.” The goal of this 2014 group is to really grow from the experiences of past teams, junior Angelene Dascanio said. “We are building from the previous years and also helping next year’s team. So last year’s team actually chose our site for this year. That way, we will actually be assessing last year’s bridge, doing an annual inspection on it and ultimately choosing next year’s site after we complete our own project,” Dascanio said. “Our group has evolved from just doing our bridge, to helping last year’s initiatives and contributing to next year’s successes.” This past weekend, some NDSEED members attended the Bridge for Prosperity Bridge Builder’s Conference in Tenn.  “It was a weekend of camping in the Smoky Mountains with about 10 other university teams. They put on some workshops for us to learn some of the critical construction stages of the bridge. They also had presentations from people that have dedicated their lives to this organization,” Krug said. “In general, it was an extremely motivating and inspiring experience.” Dascanio said the most memorable piece of advice she received was the importance of the group’s ability to establish a strong relationship with the community of Mata de Tules.  “That’s something we really learned at the conference this past weekend, the key part of our project is building the bridge with the community. We’re not building the bridge for the community. We’re building the bridge with the community,” Dascanio said. “The bridge becomes more of a model of what they accomplished themselves, not just this gift that was given to them.” Guitterrez said without relationship and communication between the students and the community, the project would not complete its mission.  “I think that building that relationship gives the bridge itself a life, making it another member of the community because if they put so much effort over five-six weeks over the summer,” Gutierrez said. “The most important thing is the relationship. If the relationship with the community does not exist, pretty much the project is nothing.” The team is ready to face inevitable challenges that will come up during their initial visit during fall break. These include establishing contacts, initiating a relationship with the community,and maximizing their time there, Ness said.  “Material procurement for construction is one of our biggest challenges, along with establishing contacts in the community, making sure that there is a lot of community involvement,” Ness said.  Krug said keeping communication with the community after fall break is another important obstacle they most overcome.  “Keeping that communication with the community from when we return after fall break to our next visit in May is going to be one of our biggest challenges,” Krug said. “We leave them with some tasks that we hope will be accomplished by the time we come back, and we need to establish some way of making sure that actually happens.” Sophomore Nick Hauser said members of the University community should watch for a commercial about NDSEED during the USC game on Oct. 19.  “For the USC game, NBC is running a ‘What Will You Fight For?’ commercial that features NDSEED,” Hauser said. “We are really excited about that.” To learn more about NDSEED, or to donate, visit ndseed.nd.edu.last_img read more

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Disgraced Sets Broadway Closing Date

first_img Disgraced Related Shows Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced, starring Hari Dhillon, Gretchen Mol and Josh Radnor, will shutter on Broadway on March 1. At time of closing the production, directed by Kimberly Senior, will have played 27 previews and 149 regular performances. The show officially opened on October 23 at the Lyceum Theatre. View Comments The cast also includes Karen Pittman and Danny Ashok. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play previously had a critically acclaimed off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theatre in 2012. A US Tour is planned to begin in November 2015. Disgraced follows Amir Kapoor (Dhillon), a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. When Amir and his wife, Emily (Mol), a white artist influenced by Islamic paintings, host a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2015last_img read more

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Trail Mix January 2015 – Free Indie Music Download

first_img “Picture You” 3:46 — Sturgeon City “Waiting On You” 1. — Jellyfish 2015, it’s good to see you!Welcome to a brand new year of Trail Mix, everyone! 2014 was a spectacular year here in our little corner of the BRO website, where the best in Americana and indie music awaits you. If this month’s mix is any indication, the next twelve months will be just as fantastic as the last.Worth noting in this January mix are tracks off of three outstanding releases from Omnivore Recordings, a label dedicated to revisiting tunes from the past and reconnecting audiences with bygone artists. Trail Mix has featured a number of Omnivore rereleases in recent months, including tracks from Camper Van Beethoven, Big Star, and Game Theory. This month, the mix has two tunes from Jellyfish, a glam rock band who caught fleeting fame in the early 1990s, and Ron Nagle, whose record Bad Rice is now available on compact disc for the first time since its early 1970s release.Trail Mix is also excited to feature “Me, Liquor & God,” a brand new tune from Night Beds, a Colorado indie rock outfit that now calls Nashville home, and the latest from Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, one of our favorite bands.Also on the January mix are tunes from Happy Fangs, The Amazing, Vision Fortune, New Line, Sturgeon City, and many more.The Trail Mix blog also has some good stuff cooking for this month. Stay tuned for interviews with Sam Lewis, Davie Smith & The Untamed, and Tom Baker of Packway Handle Band, who are releasing a record with Jim White.As always, stream and download the mix until you just can’t stand it anymore. Then stream it again. Tell a friend. Tell the irritating dude that sits two cubicles down. And, of course, seek out an album or two from these incredible artists. “I Need A Friend” — Ron Nagle 4:15 — The Night Beds 11. “American Beauty” “Gunsight” Those Green Shores Sturgeon City 12. “Me Liquor and God” — John Reischman & The Jaybirds — Jellyfish “The White Man Made Me Do It” 3:48 — Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors 3:22 2:38 — Sam Lewis – The Hotel Sessions 10. — Jim White Vs. The Packway Handle Band 5. 4. 2:40 4:46 — Happy Fangs “Gunsight” “Ma Mie Tant Blanche” 3. — Davie & The Untamedcenter_img 13. 7. 7:21 — Vision Fortune 15. 3:17 “Controlled Burn” — New Line 4:00 — La Famille Leger “The Blackest Crow” — The Amazing 14. “Francine” 3:19 read more

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Seizing Insurgent Weapons

first_imgBy Dialogo April 06, 2011 ISAF and Afghan forces are finding and removing more insurgent weapons from the battlefield now than ever before, operational reports from front-line units in Afghanistan indicate. Officials say the proliferation of insurgent cache finds is partly intuitive: the addition of roughly 110,000 more coalition and Afghan forces over the last year has created more opportunities to find illicit weapons, bomb-making materials and drugs. Another development boosting the trend – one that lends support to the long-term goal of having Afghans provide their own security – is a marked increase in tips from Afghan civilians who are more fed-up with than fearful of insurgents. After remaining relatively flat for a year, reports of found weapons and other insurgent material jumped dramatically in November. Of the roughly 2,700 cache discoveries reported between January 2010 and January 2011, more than half were found in the last four months, according to International Security Assistance Force figures. Yet ISAF officials remain cautious about the significance of the numbers despite what they say is an obvious upward trend. Data anomalies resulting from inconsistent reporting of caches in the past have prevented analysts from making many direct comparisons to previous years. Uncertainties about how many weapons are in Afghanistan and insurgents’ ability to acquire replacements for their lost arms further cloud the picture. Anecdotally, however, there is no doubt that the volume of weapons taken off the battlefield and tips from locals are significant and will hinder insurgents as they try to regroup for a spring offensive. During one of the slowest weeks in February, coalition and Afghan forces found 71 caches, seizing 36 AK-47 rifles, 60 mortars, 60 rockets, more than 900 pounds of homemade explosives, more than 23,000 rounds of ammunition, and hundreds of other weapons and weapons parts. Then on March 1, an Afghan-led operation in Kandahar snatched the biggest cache in months. Among the weapons found were 17 heavy anti-aircraft machine guns, 200 recoilless rifle rounds, 200 mortar rounds, three ready-to-go improvised explosive devices and a car bomb rigged with 350 pounds of explosives. Also recovered in the operation were more than a thousand rounds of heavy machine gun ammunition, more than 1,000 pounds of other explosives and explosive-making materials and scores of other weapons and bomb-making parts. Three days later in Parwan province, a tip to ISAF troops by a local civilian led to a cache of 57 rocket propelled grenades, 21 rockets, 15 boxes of small arms ammunition and 10 recoilless rifle rounds. Such tips have, in recent months, become significant in degrading insurgent capabilities. Across Afghanistan there were 226 tips and weapons turn-ins between January 2010 and January 2011, accounting for roughly 8 percent of cache finds. Similar tips and turn-ins are nearly routine in some villages where coalition forces regularly operate. In one village in Uruzgan province, locals have tipped U.S. Special Forces troops off to significant caches four times in a little more than a month. On March 6 alone, Afghan civilians twice alerted U.S. Special Forces patrols – one in Uruzgan and one in Kandahar – to the presence of insurgent weapons. “The more weapons caches discovered prior to fighting season, the less effective the fighters will be once they return to retrieve and eventually employ them,” a U.S. Special Forces team member said after a local led his patrol to a cache in Uruzgan in early February. It remains to be seen how significantly the uptick in weapons seizures will impact insurgent operations, which are expected to rebound this month from a winter lull. Yet ISAF is cautiously optimistic that large numbers of militants returning from their winter safe havens will find their weapons gone, hampering their ability to carry out attacks against Afghan civilians and Afghan and coalition forces. Insurgents “coming back from their hideouts in Pakistan are going to find a very different and difficult environment,” Brig. Gen. Josef Blotz, an ISAF spokesman, told reporters.last_img read more

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Are you tired of the monster in your server room?

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Have you ever heard the term “Feed the Monster”? It’s when someone has a problem and rather than do what it takes to fix it, they “feed the monster” and continue in their useless cycles. So, let me ask you a question: If your credit union pays so much money to its technology vendors, why do you still have to manage that monster in the server room? Some credit union executives like to walk by the server room and see the blinking lights and endless wires but it’s probably safe to say that most view their server as a stressful and expensive piece of hardware that they’d rather someone else manage and maintain. Some credit unions have the budget for qualified IT departments that can handle such tasks but imagine what other important tasks your IT staff could be doing if they didn’t have to worry about server uptime.In the article Members Don’t Care About Credit Union Software and Neither Should You, we asked whether credit unions are in the technology business or in the business of providing financial services. Your members want a pleasant and convenient experience with your credit union and, in this day and age, that requires you to provide the right technology in a painless and seamless manner. While your IT budget may make you feel more like you’re a tech company than a financial institution, it is important to make the investment inconspicuous to your members. Allow your credit union technology partners to handle the technology so you can focus on providing an uncomplicated, user-friendly experience.In the past, credit unions needed a large, clunky, complicated, and expensive server onsite. Many of your technology vendors may have required their software to be housed on these servers, further expanding the size and requirements of your server room. That is until credit union cloud solutions came along and slowly changed people’s way of thinking. Credit unions no longer need that expensive hardware, taking up valuable real estate and inordinate amounts of your budget and time. continue reading »last_img read more

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Israel ex-PM Olmert defiantly rallies behind Palestinian leader

first_img“He is a man of peace, he is opposed to terror, and therefore he is the only partner that we can deal with,” Olmert told reporters with Abbas at his side.”It will take some time but these negotiations will take place, and the partner of Israel to these negotiations will be Mahmud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority,” he said.Hinting at Netanyahu’s political woes, Olmert said: “Who will be the partner on the Israeli side? We will know later this year.”Abbas, who succeeded Yasser Arafat in 2005, called Olmert “my dear friend” and said he wanted to “extend my hand to the Israeli people.” Israel’s former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday called Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas a partner for peace, defiantly rejecting efforts by Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to sideline the veteran leader.Olmert, Netanyahu’s centrist predecessor who led Israel from 2006 to 2009, met with Abbas in New York hours after the Palestinian leader went before the UN Security Council to denounce US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan.The former prime minister did not criticize Trump’s plan, which paves the way for Israel to annex much of the West Bank, but said that any future negotiations needed to involve Abbas, an 84-year-old considered a moderate. “We want to achieve peace through peaceful means and negotiations,” he said. “Let me reiterate again, we are against and do not want violence.”Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, had warned Olmert against meeting Abbas, whom Netanyahu’s government accuses of inciting unrest.Danon told the Security Council that the Palestinians needed a new leader, saying that Abbas was unable to consider the “realistic” proposals of Trump.Olmert “is endorsing diplomatic terrorism against Israel. It is shameful,” Danon said after Olmert met Abbas.Olmert is close to Netanyahu’s centrist rival Benny Gantz who went neck-and-neck with the prime minister in two inconclusive elections last year, with a third vote scheduled for March 2.Olmert, however, said he was not speaking for Gantz.Olmert stepped down under a cloud of corruption scandals. Netanyahu in November was also indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.Topics :last_img read more

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