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  • Turkey Launches All-Out War: 260 Kurds Dead in a Week

    08/01/2015 4:39:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/8/15
    Turkey has killed 260 Kurdish militants in a week-long air offensive on targets in northern Iraq, official media claimed Saturday, as regional Iraqi authorities said it was time the rebels pulled out with concerns growing over civilian casualties. Ankara has launched a two-pronged "anti-terror" offensive against Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in Syria and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants based in northern Iraq after a wave of attacks inside Turkey. But so far the bombardments have focused far more on the Kurdish rebels and a report by the official Anatolia news agency of 260 alleged PKK militants killed was the first...
  • IDF Mobilizes After PLO Blames Israel for Arson Attack

    07/31/2015 12:59:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/15
    The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terror organization behind the Palestinian Authority (PA) holds the Israeli government "fully responsible" for the death of a toddler in an arson attack Friday in the Samaria Arab village of Duma, it announced Friday, in an incident the IDF has labeled "Jewish terror." "We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the brutal assassination of the toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha," PLO official Saeb Erekat said in a statement, according to AFP. "This is a direct consequence of decades of impunity given by the Israeli government to settler terrorism." Four family members of the one-and-a-half year-old...
  • Minister Shalom Meets with PA Chief Negotiator

    07/26/2015 4:25:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/15 | Nitzan Kedar
    In a sign that Israel may be trying to restart talks with the Palestinian Authority, Minister Silvan Shalom, who was appointed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to be in charge of peace talks, met last week in Jordan with the PA’s chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat. In recent months, since the formation of the new Israeli government, several meetings between Israeli and Palestinian representatives have been held, but the meeting between Shalom and Erekat was the highest-level meeting between the sides in recent years. .....
  • High Court Again Orders Demolition of Beit El Homes

    07/26/2015 4:20:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/7/15 | Yaakov Levi
    As residents of Beit El and supporters of the community rallied Sunday night, demanding that the government follow through on its plan to ensure that the Draynoff Houses in the community are left standing, the High Court yet again sought to put a halt to plans to prevent the demolition of the homes. The court issued an injunction against any construction work that would result from the removal of objections to the project by a planning council. Supporters had hoped that the change could lead to a new legal status for the buildings. Previously, the High Court had ordered the...
  • Knesset Approves Harsher Punishments for Rock Throwing

    07/20/2015 6:09:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/15 | Hezki Ezra
    Arab MKs livid as Knesset plenum passes bill that toughens the punishment handed out to rock throwers. Picture The Knesset on Monday evening approved the second and third readings of a bill that toughens the punishment handed out to rock throwers. 69 MKs voted in favor of the bill, while 17 voted against. The law stipulates that the offense of obstructing an officer by throwing rocks or other objects is punishable by five years in prison. The law also establishes a hierarchy of punishment for offenses involving the throwing of rocks or other objects at a vehicle in motion. .....
  • White House Condemns Turkey Suicide Bombing

    07/20/2015 5:58:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/15 | Ben Ariel
    White House condemns suicide bombing in Turkey that killed at least 30 people and was blamed on ISIS. Video The White House on Monday condemned an apparent suicide bombing in Turkey that killed at least 30 people and was blamed on the Islamic State (ISIS) group, AFP reported. Spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House "strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack that occurred in southern Turkey," which Ankara said appeared to be the work of ISIS. "We have started to see some extremist activity in other countries that does seem to be related to ISIL," Earnest said, using another acronym...
  • Israeli Envoy 'Spoils the Party' at UN Following Iran Deal Vote

    07/20/2015 5:53:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva | 20/7/15 | Nitzan Keidar
    Israel's ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor took on the United Nations Security Council on Monday, just after it unanimously approved a draft resolution implementing the Iranian nuclear deal with the West. Video "You have awarded a great prize to the most dangerous country in the world," Prosor began. "I hate to be the one to spoil the party, but someone has to say the emperor has no clothes." .....
  • 'West Promised to Defend Iran's March to the Bomb'

    07/19/2015 11:55:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/15 | Ari Yashar
    Israeli officials responded with outrage on Monday to a detail hidden in the back of the Iran nuclear deal signed last Tuesday, according to which the West will train Iran to defend its nuclear facilities from sabotage. "The US needs to defend Iran from an attack on its march to an Iranian (nuclear) bomb, because of the excuse that the nuclear (facilities) are for civilian purposes?," fumed a senior Israeli diplomat at the Prime Minister's Office quoted by Israel Hayom. Significantly, all of Iran's nuclear facilities are classified as civilian, regardless of the actual covert activities being conducted at the...
  • Arabs Living Under PA Demand Israeli Law

    07/19/2015 11:41:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/15 | Shimon Cohen
    A group of Arab residents of Samaria living under the administration of the Palestinian Authority (PA) has submitted a legal demand asking that Israeli employment laws be implemented in the area where they work - the industrial region of Nitzanei Shalom, just over the 1949 Armistice lines to the east of Netanya. The reason for the suit is a desire on the part of the Arab workers to receive various social rights enshrined in the Israeli laws, benefits they currently do not enjoy under the PA. However, a Tel Aviv - Yafo regional court ruled against the workers, deciding not...
  • Pres. Candidate Cruz: Tennessee Attacks an 'Act of War'

    07/19/2015 11:35:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/15 | Ari Yashar
    epublican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has lashed out at US President Barack Obama for his handling of the lethal attacks on army sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee last Thursday, calling the shootings an "act of war." Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a Kuwaiti-born naturalized US citizen, went on a shooting rampage at a naval base and army recruiting station murdering five, with one victim dying on Saturday of his wounds. The Muslim shooter, who is the son of a Palestinian Arab who previously was on a terrorist watch list, had posted several cryptic Islamic messages before the attack and said he...
  • atch: UK Labour MP Snaps When Challenged over Hamas 'Friends'

    07/13/2015 11:36:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/15 | Ari Soffer
    One of the candidates to lead Britain's Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, has come under scrutiny for comments he once made calling Islamist terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah his "friends." As the Labour leadership race heats up, Corbyn has seen his controversial comments - and his decision to invite members of the terrorist groups to parliament in the first place - come back to haunt him, with the topic being brought up in successive interviews Monday. But it seems the grilling was a little too much for Corbyn, who finally snapped during this interview with Channel 4: Video He is one...
  • ISIS Breaks Own Cruelty Record: Blows Up Baby for Demonstration

    07/13/2015 3:09:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/15 | Hillel Fendel
    In arguably one of its cruelest acts yet, the Islamic State (ISIS) has reportedly blown up a baby as part of a demonstration showing how to handle explosives. So reports The Clarion Project. The unparalleled incident took place in Diyala Province, eastern Iraq, this past Friday, according to Sadiq el-Husseini, Security Committee Chairman of the province on behalf of the anti-ISIS forces there. He recounted the event to the local Arabic-language A-Sumeriah News. “The organization booby-trapped the baby in front of dozens of armed ISIS men," el-Husseini said, "and then detonated it from afar.” He explained that the purpose of...
  • How Hamas Fooled Israel

    07/13/2015 2:58:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/15 | Yaakov Levi
    srael tried to retrieve Avraham Mengistu, the Israeli who entered Gaza and is being held by Hamas. A report on Channel Two Monday said that IDF and security forces tried to bring Mengistu back to Israel a short time after he entered Gaza, but were tricked by Hamas into abandoning him. According to the report, talks on returning Mengistu to Israel took place a few weeks after he entered Gaza. According to Israeli officials, Mengistu crossed the fence into Gaza last September due to mental illness and that the move was not in any way a deliberate security risk. According...
  • Rouhani: We Have Charmed the World

    07/11/2015 11:16:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/7/15 | Elad Benari
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that if nuclear talks with major powers succeeded, the world would see that Tehran had solved its biggest political problem by negotiation and logical argument, Reuters reported, citing an Iranian news agency. "Even if the nuclear talks fail, our diplomacy showed the world that we are logical. We never left the negotiation table and always provided the best answer,” the Nasim news agency quoted Rouhani as saying in a meeting with artists. “Twenty-two months of negotiation means we have managed to charm the world, and it’s an art," the Iranian president added. The...
  • Syrian Regime Unleashes the Barrel Bomb's Big Brother

    07/11/2015 5:15:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/15
    Syria's regime killed at least 28 people, mostly civilians, on Saturday when its warplanes dropped massive makeshift bombs on a town held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the bombs used in the attacks on Al-Bab, in the northern province of Aleppo, were three times more destructive than so-called barrel bombs, which have already drawn widespread international condemnation. "The army used 'container bombs' which are three times more powerful than 'barrel bombs'," said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman. The barrel bomb was previously joined by the elephant rocket, another crude...
  • Internal Security Minister Warns: No More Prisoner Swaps

    07/11/2015 4:57:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/15 | Ari Soffer
    Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) has warned against any further prisoner swaps with terrorist groups in return for captive citizens. Speaking at a "Meet The Press" interview, Erdan stated that Israel must do everything in its power to free the two Israeli civilians currently held hostage by Hamas in Gaza - 26-year-old Avraham (Avera) Meginsu, and a still-unidentified Arab-Israeli resident of the Negev. However, Erdan warned that past experience has clearly demonstrated that acceding to Hamas's exaggerated demands to release scores of convicted terrorists from prison in exchange would be a grave mistake. "To free terrorists, in light of...
  • Peace Now Demands Abbas Fire Anti-Semitic Envoy

    07/08/2015 10:48:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/7/15 | Cynthia Blank
    Americans for Peace Now (APN) issued a stinging condemnation Wednesday of the "vile anti-Semitic statements" made by the Palestinian Liberation Organization's ambassador to Chile. During the "Conference for Peace in Palestine and Israel" in Santiago in May, it was revealed Wednesday, Nabil Jada'a insisted "there is no Jewish people" and claimed the "Zionist movement" is trying to dominate the world. APN called on Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas to both repudiate Jada's statements as well as dismiss the ambassador. “These abhorrent statements, anti-Semitic canards of the crudest kind, are an outrage," APN CEO and President Debra DeLee stated. "Such hateful...
  • Innocent Protester or Terrorist?

    07/07/2015 4:17:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/15 | Dalit Halevi
    IDF Binyamin Brigade Commander Yisrael Shomer shot dead terrorist Mohammed al-Kasbeh last Friday, after the latter took part in a near-fatal mob attack on his vehicle close to the Kalandia neighborhood north of Jerusalem. Israeli politicians rushed to Shomer's defense, while many international media outlets portrayed al-Kasbeh as a victim, downplaying his attack as part of a peaceful "protest." But a more accurate picture is beginning to emerge of the real al-Kasbeh. Last Saturday, a day after his death, a Facebook group by the name of "Kalandia Refugee Camp First and Foremost" posted a picture of al-Kasbeh posing menacingly with...
  • 'Hamas Aiding ISIS in Egypt to Prepare for Next War with Israel'

    07/07/2015 4:02:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/7/15 | Ari Soffer
    Israel has claimed that Hamas is aiding ISIS's branch in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in order to free up arms-smuggling routes into Gaza, in preparation for its next war with Israel. In an interview with Israel Radio, a senior IDF officer responsible for monitoring Israel's southern borders with Gaza and Egypt claimed that, despite the ideological differences between them, a strategic alliance has been forged between Hamas in Gaza and ISIS's "Sinai Province." "Why was it is so very important for them [Hamas] to develop the connection with Sinai Province? Because they need the raw materials that would enable the military...
  • Court Accuses Police of Serious Pro-Arab Discrimination

    07/07/2015 3:58:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/7/15 | Reut Hadar
    The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Tuesday ruled to release two Jewish youths aged 13 and 14 to house arrest, after they were arrested on suspicion of being involved in a brawl with Arabs on Monday - in a case that has raised accusations of racial discrimination. The youths, who were represented by Attorney David Halevy of the Honenu legal aid organization, were suspect of taking part in the altercation adjacent to their homes on Shivtei Yisrael Street in central Jerusalem, located to the northwest of the Old City and near Arab majority neighborhoods. A quarrel broke out between a group...
  • Rivlin: Radicals Have Hijacked Ramadan

    07/05/2015 3:39:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/15 | Yaakov Levi
    At an event marking the end of the Ramadan fast on Sunday, President Reuven Rivlin spoke with Arabic language mediaand discussed a number of issues, chief among them the relations between Arabs and Jews in Israel. At the outset, Rivlin noted that both Jews and Muslims had fasted on Sunday – the latter for Ramadan, and the former for the Seventeenth Day of Tammuz, commemorating the events leading up to the destruction of the Holy Temples in Jerusalem. A common fast, said Rivlin, could help build a bridge to understanding to both communities. “I am aware of the distress and...
  • Expert: Arab Armies 'Falling Apart,' IDF Will Have to Fight ISIS

    07/04/2015 4:40:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/15 | Yaakov Levi
    Israel's former ambassador to Egypt, Zvi Mazel, currently a researcher at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), believes that the Egyptian army is not going to be able to successfully fight ISIS. In the end, he believes, the IDF is going to have to do the job. “The Egyptian army has not collapsed, and it is very large, with 600,000 soldiers,” said Mazel. “But for two years they have been fighting guerrillas in Sinai, unsuccessfully. They are just not experienced enough in guerrilla warfare.” Eventually, it is very possible that ISIS will take over Sinai – placing them along...
  • ISIS Leader Killed in Airstrike in Syria

    07/04/2015 4:31:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/15
    A senior Islamic State (ISIS) leader who recruited funds and fighters and procured weapons for the jihadists has been killed in a coalition airstrike in Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday, according to the AFP news agency. The leader was identified as Tariq bin Tahar al-Awni al-Harzi. He was killed in the northern city of Shaddadi on June 16, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement. His brother Ali, an ISIS recruiter and person of interest in the 2012 Benghazi attack, was killed by an airstrike in Iraq a day earlier. The Pentagon said Harzi was "responsible for...
  • Netanyahu: We see ISIS at the gates in Sinai and Golan

    07/02/2015 5:08:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Photo Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security officials said dozens of troops were killed, along with nearly 100 attackers. After the attack, which took place just across the border from Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "We send our condolences to the government and people of Egypt, and to the families of the Egyptians that were slain by this vicious terrorism." Later on Wednesday, Netanyahu said, "We see ISIS [Islamic...
  • British PM: Name 'Islamic State' is Offensive to Muslims

    06/29/2015 4:37:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/15 | Tova Dvorin
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on the BBC not to use the term "Islamic State" for the extremist group in Iraq and Syria, according to the Daily Mail, arguing that the reference to Islam perpetuates a "perversion of a great religion." "I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State because it's not an Islamic State; what it is is an appalling, barbarous regime," Cameron said, during an interview on a BBC morning show. "It is a perversion of the religion of Islam and many Muslims listening to this program will recoil every time they hear the...
  • Al Qaeda to ISIS: No Heaven For You

    06/29/2015 4:27:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/15 | Tova Dvorin
    While Islamic State was once associated with Al Qaeda, the atrocities it has committee have now banned its members from paradise, a prominent Al Qaeda terrorist warned in a publication released Monday. “While no one can deny the considerable strength and prowess of the Islamic State group [ISIS] in military terms, at the same time, the crimes it has committed against Muslims cannot simply be overlooked or forgotten with time, because in Islam there is no statute of limitations,” Adam Gadahn, the American citizen also known as Al Qaeda leader Azzam the American, stated before his death in an Al...
  • Israeli Embassy Complains over French Funds to Flotilla NGO

    06/29/2015 12:40:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    Israel's embassy in France has formally complained to the French government, following an Arutz Sheva report which revealed Paris is funding at least one of the extremist organizations involved in coordinating the anti-Israel "Freedom Flotilla III" to Gaza. The flotilla is attempting to breach the IDF's blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory, which the 70-odd anti-Israel activists taking part claim is "illegal." In 2011, however, the UN's Palmer Report ruled that the blockade was in fact an entirely legal means for Israel to prevent weapons and rocket-making equipment from being smuggled into Gaza. Last week Arutz Sheva revealed that among the...
  • Op-Ed: Fake Iran Deal a Cover-up for Obama's Shallow Legacy

    06/27/2015 3:33:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/15 | Dr. Joe Tuzara
    As the looming deadline for a final deal approaches, it is not surprising that the Iranian mullah's heads are spinning like centrifuges praising Allah for an unthinkable US enrichment of a 'historic deal' that could pave the way for them to build nuclear weapons. Given the Obama administration capitulation to massive nuke concessions, President Barack Obama's insistence on striking a very flawed nuclear arms deal with the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism reeks of a major cover up. The most incriminating aspect of Team Obama's deception is the mainstream media lapdogs' broadcasting reports of dangerous disinformation concerning the president's...
  • PLO Holds Unity Government Talks With Hamas, Islamic Jihad

    06/27/2015 2:45:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/15 | Ari Yashar
    A Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) committee launched talks with Hamas and Islamic Jihad on Saturday with the objective of forming a new unity government, after Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas dissolved the dysfunctional previous one earlier this month. PLO Executive Committee member Hanna Amireh told the Palestinian Arab Ma'an News Agency about the talks, and said that they were meant to include the two terrorist organizations in the new government. The move comes despite the fact that Abbas told French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius last Sunday that Hamas should not be included in the new government. Amireh said that...
  • Islamic Jihad Threatens to End Gaza Ceasefire

    06/27/2015 2:42:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/15 | Dalit halevi
    Israel last August 26 ended Operation Protective Edge by sealing a ceasefire agreement with a confederation of terrorist organizations in Gaza, foremost among them Hamas and Islamic Jihad, but that deal now appears to be on the brink of collapse. Khaled Al-Batash, a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, announced his organization may soon breach the agreement, in statements made during a speech to Islamic Jihad members at an event showing support for Khader Adnan, a jailed Islamic Jihad leader hunger-striking in an Israeli prison. Al-Batash said that if Adnan dies as a result of his hunger-strike, the...
  • This Time for Real? Hunger-Striking Terrorist 'About to Die'

    06/27/2015 2:38:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/15
    A Palestinian Arab terrorist held in an Israeli jail and on hunger strike for 53 days is in a critical condition and could die "at any moment," his lawyer said Saturday. "Khader Adnan may suddenly die at any moment, doctors have confirmed to me," Jawad Boulos, legal counsel for the Ramallah-based Prisoners Club of the Palestinian Authority (PA) told AFP. He said he received a call in the middle of the night saying "that the doctors at the Israeli hospital, where Khadar Adnan is currently held, were on alert due to the deterioration of his condition." Khader Adnan has portrayed...
  • Boston Bomber 'Apologizes' to Victims, Thanks Allah

    06/24/2015 3:42:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    ..... Jennifer Rogers, the sister of a police officer killed by the brothers after the bombing, also testified. She branded Tsarnaev a "leech abusing the privilege of American freedom," and added that he had spat in the "face of the American dream." ..... Thought he remained largely impassive during the proceedings, when Tsarnaev's turn came to speak he "apologized" for his crimes. "I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering that I have caused you, for the damage I have done, irreparable damage," he said. The 21-year-old terrorist also thanked his lawyers and "Allah." But victim...
  • Rising Tensions Between Jordan, Palestinian Authority

    06/22/2015 4:36:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 10/6/15 | B. Shanee
    Two recent events aggravated the existing political disputes and tensions between Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (PA). On May 22, 2015 worshippers disrupted a Friday sermon delivered at Al-Aqsa mosque by Jordanian chief qadi Ahmad Hulail, who was visiting the mosque at the head of a high-level Jordanian delegation. Also in late May, the Arab media reported that Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Palestinian Football Association, who holds dual Palestinian and Jordanian citizenship, refused to back the Jordanian candidate for the presidency of FIFA, King 'Abdallah's half-brother Prince 'Ali Bin Al-Hussein. These two incidents sparked furious reactions from the...
  • Arab List Decries 'Incitement' Against MK Joining Gaza Flotilla

    06/22/2015 3:15:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    The Joint Arab List rallied Monday around MK Basel Ghattas, who announced Sunday he would be on board the Freedom Flotilla III, which will attempt to breach the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza in the last week of June. "Israel's blockade of Gaza is a great crime, as was the war and the killing of civilians," party chairman Ayman Odeh said at the beginning of the Joint Arab List's faction meeting. "We support the participation of MK Basel Ghattas on this humanitarian flotilla, which will raise the agenda of the terrible suffering of Gazans, who live in a large prison,"...
  • Emirati Writer: Instead Of Believing In Conspiracy Theories, Arabs Must Find Common Ground...

    06/21/2015 11:24:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 18/6/15
    In a June 6, 2015 article for the English-language UAE daily Gulf News, writer Dr. Khalifa Rashid Al-Sha'ali decried the Arab fondness for conspiracy theories, which he said is shared by the elites, the masses, and the media. For example, he wrote, the Arabs once thought that the "Zionist entity" and the U.S. were their supreme enemies, only to discover one day that it is actually possible to cooperate with them. Such conspiratorial thinking, he said, was responsible for many of the Arabs' defeats and problems – including the loss of Palestine in 1948 – because conspiracy theories provide a...
  • Abbas: 'No Place' for Hamas in New Government

    06/21/2015 11:06:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/6/15 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday told visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that any new Palestinian unity government should not include Hamas, AFP reports. The remarks came on the eve of a key meeting of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to discuss forming a new cabinet. The unity government between Hamas and Fatah collapsed last week as Abbas decided to dissolve it amid a deepening rift between the sides. "(Abbas) told me this government of national unity could only include women and men who recognize Israel, renounce violence and who are in agreement...
  • Watch (Or Maybe, Don't): Muslims Fawn Over Wounded Terrorist

    06/21/2015 11:00:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/6/15 | Gil Ronen
    A video shot by a Muslim woman shows the terrorist who stabbed a Border Policeman in Jerusalem Sunday, a short time after he was shot by the policeman. CAUTION, VIDEO IS RATHER GRAPHIC. It can be viewed by clicking this image: Video The man is lying on the sidewalk, gravely injured, and is approached by a Muslim woman who was videotaping the event, and another Arab-speaking man, who kneels at his side and gently touches him. The man asks the terrorist where he is from, and he answers “Sa'ir,” – a town near Hevron. The woman appears to congratulate the...
  • Obama: Gun Violence in US 33x Worse than in Israel

    06/21/2015 12:38:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    n response to a spate of deadly shootings across the United States in recent days, President Barack Obama noted that gun violence is a far more drastic problem in the US than Israel. On Saturday evening, Obama tweeted: "Here are the stats: Per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel." .....
  • 'Barbaric Cultural Practices' Banned in Canada

    06/20/2015 11:52:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/15 | Dalit Halevi
    The process of approving the law in Canada against "barbaric cultural practices" has been completed and it became effective on Thursday, according to the Toronto-based CIJnews. The law was passed on to the Senate on November 5, 2015 under the name "Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act," with the aim to provide better protection for immigrants deemed at greater risk of physical injury, primarily women and girls who had immigrated to Canada. As part of this, new immigrants married to more than one wife or who were convicted of crimes against women in their home countries will not be...
  • Rep. Gohmert: Obama Outed Active Israeli Iranian Spy Mission

    06/20/2015 2:15:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/15 | Mark Langfan
    United States Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Thursday that the Obama administration had “outed” an active Israeli spy mission in Iran. Israel, he said, had infiltrated Israeli spies into mainland Iran via cargo boats. He dropped the bombshell in a speech at EMET’s 9th annual “Rays of Light in the Darkness” gala dinner. Rep. Gohmert, who is one Israel’s fiercest and truest friends on Capitol Hill, stated: “We are on the brink of disaster.” He listed a stream of virulently anti-Israel actions taken by President Obama which included the “outing” of the Israeli spy mission, and the Obama Administration’s disclosing of...
  • UNRWA Chief Admits Hamas Hid Weapons in Facilities

    06/17/2015 3:10:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/15 | Uzi Baruch
    Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, the UN body tasked with aiding "Palestinian refugees," admitted on Wednesday that Hamas terrorists hid weapons at UNRWA facilities during their terror war against Israel last summer. "We were the ones who found the weapons caches in our facilities during inspections," Krahenbuhl told Yedioth Aharonoth in an interview. "The reason that the whole world knew about it is that we told them." Krahenbuhl's reference is to at least three separate occasions in which rockets were found at UNRWA facilities. After the first finding of rockets at an UNRWA school, UNRWA workers reportedly called Hamas to...
  • Al Qaeda Apologizes for Murdering 20 Druze

    06/16/2015 3:43:52 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/15
    Al Qaeda's Syria affiliate said on Saturday it would prosecute members involved in an shoot-out in northwest Idlib province that killed at least 20 members of the country's Druze minority. In an official statement published on Twitter, Nusra Front sought to allay fears of further attacks on minorities, saying that some of its members acted "in clear violation of the leadership's views," reports AFP. On Thursday, residents of the village of Qalb Lawzah protested after a Tunisian Nusra leader tried to seize a Druze man's home, accusing him of being loyal to the Syrian regime, the Syrian Observatory for Human...
  • Druze Leaders Ready to Defend Relatives in Syria

    06/15/2015 11:41:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/6/15 | Tova Dvorin
    The Druze community in Israel is on high alert Sunday, after Al Qaeda massacred 20 Druze in Syria - a move the community has deemed a "red line." "Israel's policy is that it will not intervene in Syria, and we accept that with understanding and love," former minister Salah Tarif, who served in the 12-16th Knessets as part of Labor, stated to Walla! News. "We will also not interfere, but we do have red lines." "We are operating now as a form of witness, as a religious entity to protect our brothers," he added. "We are 'at the ready' like...
  • Kotler: My Remarks About 'Herd of Beasts' Were Misunderstood

    06/15/2015 10:46:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/6/15 | Elad Benari
    A day after causing an uproar in Israel by implying that Likud voters were a “marching herd of beasts”, actor Oded Kotler on Monday sought to clarify his remarks. Speaking to Army Radio, Kotler apologized for the way he worded his comments, but insisted that the premise behind them was correct. The actor’s remarks had been made at a rally on Sunday night to protest the new government's policy that no funding would go to artists who boycott the state. Kotler, in his remarks, particularly criticized Culture Minister Miri Regev, saying, “Imagine your world, Mrs. Regev, as a quiet world,...
  • Regev Defends Herself Against Left-Wing Rabble-Rousers

    06/14/2015 11:23:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    Culture Minister Miri Regev was steadfast Sunday in defending her decision to review funding for an Arab-Jewish theater, making clear that cultural institutions who partner in boycotts against Israel will not be funded by the country. Last Tuesday, Regev announced she would "reconsider" state funding to the Elmina Theater, after manager Norman Issa refused to participate in a play in Judea and Samaria. That decision incurred the wrath of leftist artists and politicians, with Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon accusing Regev of "silencing creators who don't align with the regime's position." Regev, however, was undeterred. "Institutions that delegitimize the State of...
  • Netanyahu Vows to 'Expose Truth' Before UN Gaza Report

    06/14/2015 3:30:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/15 | Shlomo Pitrikovsky
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hails report from top military officers vindicating Israel's conduct during Gaza war. Video srael will be vindicated, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed during his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday morning, ahead of the UN fact-finding mission's report on the IDF's conduct during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. "We will expose the truth: that Israel has not committed war crimes," Netanyahu said. "We will work everywhere, for as much as it takes, to deal with false claims and anti-Israeli initiatives," he continued. "This report shows the true facts and proves that the actions carried out by the IDF...
  • Karma: Arab Terrorist Dies after IDF Jeep Flips On Top of Him

    06/14/2015 1:32:22 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    A Palestinian terrorist died in clashes with the IDF near Ramallah Sunday morning, after his attack on an army jeep backfired quite spectacularly. Abdallah Ghanayem, 21, died after being struck by the vehicle during clashes that erupted in the village of Kfar Malik following a dawn Israeli army raid, the Palestinian Authority sources said. An IDF spokesman confirmed to AFP that a Palestinian had died - after he threw an incendiary device at a jeep and the vehicle overturned on him. It was the second Palestinian terrorist killed in the past week,....
  • Mary Statue Rebuilt in Ancient Syrian Christian Town

    06/13/2015 3:56:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 241 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/15
    The historic Christian Syrian town of Maalula celebrated Saturday as a new statue of Mary, worshiped in Christianity as the mother of Jesus, was erected in its center, replacing the figure destroyed in rebel attacks in 2013. Dozens of families gathered alongside government officials and religious dignitaries in the main square, which was adorned with government flags and a giant portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Located north of Damascus, Maalula is one of the world's oldest Christian settlements, and its inhabitants still speak Aramaic, a language spoken by Jews in Israel at the time Jesus was said to have...
  • Iranian Slave Labor? Sure! Israeli Goods - No Way!

    06/13/2015 3:46:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    he anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been the focus of fierce debate over its calls to boycott the State of Israel. Its critics claim it is motivated by pure anti-Semitism - noting that only the Jewish state faces such a campaign, and not serial human rights violators such as Iran, North Korea, Sudan and others. BDS supporters, on the other hand, claim they are motivated by concern for human rights, and that the singling out of the world's only Jewish country is a mere coincidence. So, who's right? To find out, Jewish activist Ami Horowitz decided to...
  • Highest Ranking Iranian General Dies in Syria

    06/13/2015 3:38:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/15 | Ari Yashar
    Yet another senior Iranian general has been killed fighting in Syria to prop up President Bashar al-Assad's regime, Iranian news agencies revealed late on Friday. Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Maj. Gen. Hadi Kajbaf was killed in April around 60 miles south of Damascus, near the rebel-hold town Busr al-Harir, according to the IRGC-affiliated Tasnim as cited by Reuters. His body was shipped back to Iran last Friday. Another three Iranian soldiers were killed alongside the general, including a mid-ranking Shi'ite cleric, reported the state-run Fars News Agency. Kajbaf's rank was the highest in Iran's military, meaning he was among...