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  • Trump envoy Jared Kushner to lead US delegation to Israel

    10/18/2019 7:00:18 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 11 replies
    israelhayom.com ^ | October 18, 2019 | Israel Hayom Staff
    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a US delegation to Israel at the end of the month to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz, a senior administration official said on Thursday. Kushner has been leading President Donald Trump's effort to develop a peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians. After proposing a $60 billion aid package for the region last summer, he has yet to unveil a proposed political plan that gets at the thorniest issues in the decades-old conflict, with Netanyahu struggling to form a governing coalition. The official, speaking on condition...
  • HERE ARE THE 17 PRISONERS TRUMP HAS FREED SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE

    10/14/2018 7:47:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/2018 | Ryan Pickrell
    Since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has secured the release of 17 prisoners foreign governments had detained. “We’ve had 17 released, and we’re very proud of that record. Very proud. And we have others coming,” Trump said Saturday evening as he welcomed home Joshua Holt, an American citizen who had been detained in Venezuela for two years without trial. Unlike his predecessor, the president has managed to bring these prisoners home without freeing terrorists or paying millions of dollars in suspected ransom payments. 1. Sabrina De Sousa: Portuguese-American Sabrina De Sousa, a former CIA agent, was arrested and...
  • Friends fear that family of ex-teacher of Islam who became Christian may have killed him

    10/14/2019 6:19:29 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | OCT 14, 2019 8:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Egypt: Friends fear that family of ex-teacher of Islam who became Christian may have killed him OCT 14, 2019 8:00 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89) A hadith depicts Muhammad saying:...
  • Iran holds surprise military drills near Turkish border

    10/11/2019 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 37 replies
    amn ^ | 10/10/19 | Radio Free Europe
    Iran’s army has launched unannounced military drills in the northwest of the country bordering Turkey, Iranian state media reported. The semiofficial ISNA news agency reported on October 9 that the exercises included rapid reaction units, mobile and offense brigades, and helicopters. The maneuvers in Iran’s Western Azerbaijan Province are being overseen by Iran’s army chief, Major General Abdolrahim Musavi, according to state TV. The reports did not mention the number of troops taking part. The announcement of the drills comes as Turkey says it is about to launch an offensive into northern Syria. Tehran, a key ally of President Bashar...
  • Turkey's Syria Offensive 'Invasion' of Arab Land: Arab League Secretary General

    10/12/2019 6:55:56 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 13 replies
    US News ^ | October 12, 2019
    CAIRO (REUTERS) - ARAB League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Saturday led Arab foreign ministers in lambasting Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria as an "invasion of an Arab state's land and an aggression on its sovereignty". Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, president of the current Arab League session, also condemned Turkey's offensive into Syria during an emergency meeting of the body, called by Egypt. The offensive "will exacerbate humanitarian crises, increase the suffering of the Syrian people, and strengthen the ability of terrorists to reorganize their remnants," Alhakim said. Alhakim and Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called...
  • Cojones: Egypt President el-Sisi closes 27,000 mosques to fight terrorism

    03/06/2015 6:02:39 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 45 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Allen West
    I found the response from President Obama and certain Democrat Members of Congress regarding Prime Minister’s Netanyahu speech to be rather, well, disparaging. Talk about “political theater” — especially the antics of House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi. However, I was actually less concerned about their response than the response from the Arab world — where some were asking Obama to listen to Netanyahu. On several occasions we’ve highlighted the actions of the brave leader of Egypt, the world’s largest Arab nation, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, former Egyptian Army general. He’s taken on and removed the Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohammad...
  • Islamic Violence, the MSM, and I

    01/16/2015 4:43:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Islamic Violence, the MSM, and IPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On January 16, 2015 @ 12:08 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Two events recently transpired that forced mainstream media to address a question they habitually dodge: Is Islam intrinsically violent?  First, on New Year’s Day, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi—a world leader, and a Muslim—did the unthinkable when he publicly asserted that Islamic texts and thinking have made the Muslim world a scourge to humanity.  The MSM ignored it until, as if to prove his point,  Muslim gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar” killed a dozen people in offices of a...
  • Citizens Request Response to Recent Comments by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

    01/08/2015 9:30:40 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | January 8, 2015 | Press Release
    January 7, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today letters were issued to several Islamic organizations in the United States by a Coalition of concerned citizens to get their official response to recent comments by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The organizations contacted for their response included the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim American Society (MAS), and the North American Islamic Trust. The Coalition sought responses for the following questions: Is it the position of your organization that the imams of Al Azhar have a responsibility to renounce the “mindset” of jihad, conquest,...
  • Turkey's President Erdogan says 'nuclear power should either be forbidden for all or permissible'…

    09/25/2019 6:26:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:16 EDT, 24 September 2019 | Jemma Carr
    Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said nuclear power should either be free for all states or banned completely. He warned that the “inequality” between states who have nuclear power and who do not undermines global balances. This comes amid global concern following news that Iran has exceeded limits to its uranium stockpile and was enriching the chemical to beyond limitations imposed by the Iran nuclear deal. Earlier this month, Tehran announced it would use advanced centrifuges prohibited under the deal. President Erdogan said: “The position of nuclear power should either be forbidden for all or permissible for everyone.” …
  • 'People of the national camp, hold your heads high!'

    09/22/2019 5:44:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Sept 22, 2019 | Naftali Bennett
    The celebrations of hate against Prime Minister Netanyahu and the right-wing camp since the elections are disgusting, ungrateful, and lack any factual basis. People of the national camp, raise your heads! First of all, Binyamin Netanyahu has invested his life for the sake of the existence and fortification of the State of Israel. 18 hours a day for years. Tirelessly. You can argue with him, you can disagree (believe me, I was one of those, and we have disagreements), but his being trampled by the left ("What pardon? Death sentence!" wrote a journalist for Ma’ariv) is delusional at all levels....
  • Palestinians' Blood Libels Against Israel, Jews

    09/16/2019 5:26:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 16, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bassam Tawil
    Palestinians' Blood Libels Against Israel, Jews by Bassam Tawil September 16, 2019 at 5:00 am https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14888/palestinians-drugs-blood-libels Instead of acknowledging their responsibility for failing to combat the drug trafficking, the leaders of Hamas have been trying to blame everyone but themselves.... These leaders are trying hard to convince Palestinians that Israel and Hamas's rivals in the Palestinian Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, are responsible for flooding the Gaza Strip with illegal drugs. The Palestinians' attempt to establish a connection between Israel and illegal drugs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip is no less dangerous than their...
  • The US sent bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan. Now they're dying from poor treatment

    09/16/2019 11:51:21 AM PDT · by libstripper · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 16, 2019 | Jessie Yeung
    Bomb-sniffing dogs sent from the United States to its Middle Eastern ally Jordan are falling ill and dying due to poor treatment and negligence, a federal investigation has found. A year-long evaluation by inspectors at the State Department found that at least 10 such dogs in Jordan died between 2008 and 2016 from medical problems. Even those who survive are suffering from "unhealthy conditions," such as inadequate kennels, poor sanitation, and overwork. Photos in the report, published last week, show emaciated dogs with ribs protruding from their sides. Their nails are overgrown, and their ears are home to ticks so...
  • Trump-Russia and Clinton-Libya: A Story of 2 Probes and the FBI

    09/09/2019 9:47:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | September 09, 2019 | Mark Hemingway
    Records recently posted online by the FBI indicate that it did little to investigate allegations from private sources connected to Republicans about a scheme in which associates of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to exploit their connection to her to profit from the turmoil in Libya in 2011. The FBI received the documents in June 2016, around the same time it launched an exhaustive, three-year investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia based, in part, on information from private sources connected to Democrats that in the main would prove to be false – the Steele dossier. ... Why...
  • Irony: CAIR Successfully Pressures Church to Cancel 'Is Michigan Surrendering to Islam?' Event

    09/11/2019 3:26:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Eighteen years after the September 11 jihad attacks that murdered nearly three thousand people, this is where we are: the Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church in Michigan has canceled an event called “9/11 forgotten? Is Michigan surrendering to Islam” under pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. And so the answers are clear: yes, 9/11 has been forgotten, and Michigan is indeed surrendering to Islam. The event was to feature an ex-Muslim, Shahram Hadian, speaking on “How the Interfaith Movement is Sabotaging America and the Church” and economist and investigative...
  • Egypt (Muslim) Brotherhood chief, deputy get life for 'spying'

    09/11/2019 2:11:50 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 6 replies
    The New Arab ^ | Sep 11,2019 | The New Arab
    An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 Muslim Brotherhood leaders to life in prison on charges of espionage with the Palestinian militant group Hamas. They included the Brotherhood's supreme guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat al-Shater who were both handed life sentences - 25 years in Egypt. This is the latest of several sentences against Badie, who received a life sentence last week on charges related to mass prison breaks during the 2011 uprising. Five other Brotherhood members were sentenced to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years while six were acquitted, the source said. The defendants were accused...
  • Egypt’s ‘Blind Sheikh’ dies in prison in the US

    02/18/2017 9:21:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    middleastmonitor.com ^ | 2/18/17 | middleeastmonitor.com
    The spiritual leader of the Egyptian Islamist militant group Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiyya Omar Abdel-Rahman has died in his US prison after serving more than 20 years for seditious conspiracy to commit murder. Abdel-Rahman, also known as the “Blind Sheikh”, was serving a life sentence in the United States for his role in masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya reported.
  • 'They Are Laughing at Us': Emboldened by Army War College Victory, CAIR Sets Its Sights on Congress

    09/07/2019 9:57:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 9, 2019 | RAYMOND IBRAHIM
    On learning that the U.S. Army War College capitulated to the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (“CAIR”) hysterical demands, Lt Col. Allen West wrote: “This is embarrassing, disgusting, appalling, and highly disconcerting. My Army has just emboldened and encouraged the enemy, and they are laughing at us.” Recent events validate his prediction: having cowed the Army War College into obedience, an “emboldened and encouraged” CAIR replicated its demands with Congress. ... after inviting me to lecture on my recent book on the military history between Islam and the West, the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) reneged once CAIR cried “Islamophobia” and...
  • Bernie Sanders and the 10th commandment

    09/01/2019 12:47:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/9/19 | Irwin Graulich
    No question about it—Bernie Sanders was born a Jew. So what? .... To a serious, practicing Jew, the fact that Bernie Sanders makes use of his Jewish birthright, is somewhat disturbing. Senator Sanders has done almost nothing Jewish throughout his entire life. His disdain for Israel, his recent support for Linda Sarsour, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, his hatred of Prime Minister Netanyahu, makes him much more of a “Sonay Yisrael—an Israel hater,” than a supporter of the Jewish state. So why is it that a Jew, who has dropped virtually everything Jewish from his life, from keeping Kosher to...
  • Israeli Government Reveals Stunningly Close Ties Between Terror Groups And Anti-Israel NGOs

    08/30/2019 9:37:15 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    dailywire ^ | February 4, 2019 | JOSH HAMMER
    On Sunday, Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy made public a lengthy new document entitled, "Terrorists in Suits: The Ties Between NGOs Promoting BDS and Terrorist Organizations." Israel released the report to demonstrate "how terrorists came to hold key positions in NGOs promoting the Boycott Divestment and Sanction (BDS) campaign against the State of Israel; and how, through these NGOs, they exploit Western governmental funding, philanthropic foundations, financial platforms and civil society to advance their goal of dismantling the State of Israel." NGOs, or non-governmental organizations, are hotly contested in the Israeli public discourse. Anti-Israel NGOs are so...
  • Arab-American Researchers: Arab narratives on Zionism are false

    08/27/2019 7:53:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/19 | Mordechai Sones
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=W_t4if3ubcc Syrian-American human rights activist Ammar Abdulhamid and Egyptian-American researcher Samuel Tadros discussed Zionism and Israel last week on Al-Hurra TV (United States), reports the Middle Ease Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Ammar Abdulhamid said that there is a colonialist-imperialist streak in all civilizations and this means that the colonialist aspects of Zionism are not unique. He argued that the Arabs have become nihilistic with regard to Israel because they focused on annihilating Israel instead of building a Palestinian state right from the start. He also said that one cannot ignore the role that Arab Jews played in Israel's establishment...