Round-Up Friday: Week of October 14, 2016


U.N. Cultural Agency Denies that there is a Jewish Connection in Jerusalem

In a shocking turn of events, the United Nations has released that Israel and the Jewish people do not have a connection to the holy sites in Jerusalem, creating big controversy. According to the article, “Israelis and many Jews around the world viewed it as the latest example of an ingrained anti-Israel bias at the United Nations, where Israel and its allies are far outnumbered by Arab countries and their supporters.” The decision is not expected to change.


Hillary Clinton Under Fire for “Anti-Catholic” E-mail Scandal

Even in its final month, the 2016 presidential election has harbored controversy. In Hillary Clinton’s field, the e-mail scandal continues to unfold, this time for demeaning Catholics as “backwards thinking” and “systematic thought” and also demeaning Southerners and Latinos as “needy.” Her field is no stranger to controversy, after calling Donald Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables.” The Clinton campaign has not yet apologized for the remarks.


Sexual Assault accusations rocking the Donald Trump Campaign

The Trump campaign is also in its share of controversy, after a slew of sexual assault accusations have been directed towards Donald Trump. The accusations are being released after the release of the audio and video that have exposed Trump for speaking lewd comments about women. According to the article, “The recording sparked backlash from Republicans, though some have since conceded that they’ll still vote for Trump in November. The latest developments will likely rock the GOP yet again.”


King of Thailand passes away at 88

The country of Thailand is in a state of mourning after their longest reigning monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away on Thursday after a long illness. The official mourning period will last a year, and preparations are already underway for processions. The flags will fly at half-mast for the next 30 days, and sources say that it could be months before the cremation occurred.