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  • Ramallah conference calls for Egypt, Jordan to invade Israel

    05/02/2016 4:10:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/16 | Dalit Halevi
    The radical Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which has pursued an Islamic Caliphate since 1953, held a massive conference in Ramallah on Saturday, calling upon the armies of Jordan and Egypt to intervene directly and “free Palestine." Thousands participated in the event, which was billed as “Tent of Believers: the Caliphate Through the Path of the Prophet, and the Tent of Hypocrites, Heretics, and Imperialists." Black-and-white flags bearing the pledge of allegiance to Allah and Mohammed were waved while participants chanted slogans calling for the “liberation” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. “Officers and soldiers, break down the borders [of Israel],"...
  • 9,000 Photos from 1800’s British Mandate of Palestine – with no trace of Muslims or mosques

    05/01/2016 8:31:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 5/1/16 | Pamela Geller
    “Palestinian” is a euphemism for Islamic Jew hatred. Previously I published the actual flag of Palestine before 1948. (above.) What follows is an “aha moment” in Muslims’ war on Israel. Now here is further proof of the lie (as if we needed any more) of the vicious historical revisionism by the Muslim world to erase the Jewish State and create a mythical Islamic narrative surrounding five thousand years of Jewish history. 9,000 Photos from 1800’s British Mandate of Palestine – with no trace of ‘Palestinians’ By Palestine/Israel Conflict, February 13, 2013 (thanks to Dan F): Where ARE all those Palestinians,...
  • Christians converge on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to carry candles lit by holy fire

    04/30/2016 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Apr 30, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection. In a ritual dating back at least 1,200 years, they crowded Saturday into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. During the annual ceremony, top Eastern Orthodox clerics enter the Edicule, the small chamber marking the site of Jesus' tomb. They then emerge to reveal candles said to be miraculously lit with "holy fire" as a message to the faithful from heaven. The details of the flame's source are a closely guarded secret. Roman...
  • Thousands of Christian Egyptians Enter Israel for Easter Holy Fire Rite in Jerusalem

    04/30/2016 12:30:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Apr 28, 2016 7:59 PM | Nir Hasson
    Around 6,000 Egyptians, almost all of them Coptic Christians, have entered Israel to attend the annual Holy Fire ceremony at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Saturday. There has been a sharp rise recently in pilgrimages to Jerusalem by Egyptian Copts, after the Coptic patriarch, Pope Tawadros II, in effect rolled back a ban imposed by a predecessor in 1980, in the wake of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty. Tawadros himself visited Israel in November for the funeral of Archbishop Anba Abraham, the Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Near East.
The accession of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi in June 2014...
  • Poll: Overwhelming majority of Palestinians support terror

    04/26/2016 5:09:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/16
    The overwhelming majority of young Palestinians believe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be resolved through negotiations. A poll of Palestinian youth, defined as ages 16-30, published Monday by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center depicts a community that is socially conservative, supports violence against Israel, is skeptical about its leadership and opposes the Islamic State. It also shows significantly greater support for violence among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip than among those in Judea and Samaria While 47.4 percent of youths in Judea and Samaria oppose stabbing attacks, 78.6 percent of Gaza youths support them, according to the poll. In addition,...
  • Egypt and Jordan Against Unilateral Israeli Withdrawal

    05/01/2006 5:32:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 428+ views
    Arutz Shev ^ | 5-1-06 | Hillel Fendel
    Egypt's President Mubarak and Jordan's King Abdullah, who met this week, issued a joint call against Ehud Olmert's planned transfer of vast areas of Judea and Samaria to the control of Hamas. The two leaders met in Aqaba, the Jordanian port city adjacent to Eilat, and warned that one-sided solutions will not help in promoting the peace process or regional stability. They said that Israel must negotiate not with Hamas, but with Abu Mazen, the leader of the Fatah organization. Middle Eastern affairs expert Dr. David Bukai of Haifa University notes the irony, explaining that Egypt and Jordan are more...
  • US to give Israel 'largest military aid package in history'

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 4/26/2016, 9:55 AM | David Rosenberg
    The White House is reportedly planning to accept Israeli demands for increased military aid, following pressure by the US Senate to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding laying out US support to Israel for the next decade. With the current Memorandum of Understanding set to expire in 2018, Israel has been pressuring the White House to enlarge the annual aid package from $3.1 billion to between $4-4.5 billion. Israel has stated that it must increase its military spending to cope with growing threats from ISIS and the Iranian regime following last year’s nuclear deal. …
  • Merkel allows prosecution of German comedian who mocked Turkish president

    04/15/2016 7:41:37 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 43 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 15 at 9:30 AM | Rick Noack
    Merkel allows prosecution of German comedian who mocked Turkish president By Rick Noack April 15 at 9:30 AM German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cleared the way for the prosecution of German comedian Jan Böhmermann, whose poem mocking Turkey's president has become the centerpiece of a clash between Germany's free-speech traditions and the government's efforts to safeguard its important relations with Turkey. In a news conference Friday, Merkel emphasized that it will now be up to German courts to decide whether Böhmermann is guilty of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But critics — including members of her own government —...
  • German Comic In Turkish President Erdogan's Satire Row Suspends TV Show

    04/17/2016 7:24:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    | Agence France-Presse ^ | April 17, 2016
    A German comedian whose satirical poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unleashed a bitter row about freedom of speech has decided to suspend his own TV show, he announced on his Facebook page on Saturday. Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday authorised criminal proceedings sought by Turkey against the popular comic Jan Boehmermann who could be convicted under the rarely-enforced section 103 of the criminal code -- insulting organs or representatives of foreign states. Merkel's decision has appalled rights bodies such as Human Rights Watch which on Saturday called on the German authorities to defend freedom of speech "even...
  • Germany bows to 'emerging Adolf Hitler of the Middle East'

    04/24/2016 6:33:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 4/23/2016 | Joel Richardson
    Erdogan Germany has a well-known period in its history where it gave in to a dictator. Things didn’t work out so well for a lot of people. Now there’s another dictator exerting his influence, apparently. This time, the dictator is from Turkey. New York Times bestselling author and Christian evangelist Joel Richardson blasted German Chancellor Angela Merkel for approving a criminal probe against German comedian Jan Böhmermann. The satirist’s supposed crime is reading a satirical poem about Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Richardson, who highlights the plight of Middle Eastern Christians in his new documentary “Global Jesus Revolution,” said...
  • Putin: if Erdogan doesn't stop supporting terrorists in Syria, I shall restore Constantinople to...

    04/23/2016 8:07:17 AM PDT · by bkopto · 114 replies
    AWD News ^ | Apr 16, 2016 | staff
    According to state-owned Россия-24 news channel, President Vladimir Putin addressed a delegation of Ukrainian Orthodox Church and reiterated that nothing can shake Russia's perpetual blood alliance with Ukraine in spite of all malicious efforts exerted by the ruling junta in Kiev, adding, " rising neo-Fascism in Ukraine is like the infectious Gangrene which can spread across the European continent , and we, the people of the Russian Federation and descendents of the Soviet Union , we are determined to stop this plague." "Should Turkey not stop supporting al-Qaeda's Syria branch, I am indeed eager to end the job the late...
  • Human Remains In Ancient Jar A Mystery

    01/26/2007 2:38:22 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 1,040+ views
    Discovery.com ^ | 1-26-2007 | Jennifer Viegas
    Human Remains in Ancient Jar a Mystery Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Jan. 23, 2007 — For over 100 years, four blue-glazed jars bearing the nametag of Rameses II (1302-1213 B.C.) were believed to contain the Egyptian pharaoh's bodily organs. But analysis of organic residues scraped from the jars has determined one actually contained an aromatic salve, while a second jar held the organs of an entirely different person who lived around 760 years later. Now the question is, who was this individual? "We do believe that the unknown person was of importance for at least two reasons," said Jacques Connan,...
  • Prince Of Beheading Champ Saudi Arabia Calls Trump "Disgrace To America"

    12/11/2015 12:12:45 PM PST · by amorphous · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11 Dec 2015 | Tyler Durden
    You know you've 'made it' when the prince of one of the world's biggest human rights abuser (and leading 'beheader') nations calls you a "disgrace to America."
  • Official Egyptian Government Website Denies Existence of Second Temple on Temple Mount

    08/24/2003 7:16:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 351+ views
    IMRA/SIS ^ | 8-23-03
    [IMRA: The State Information Service (SIS) is the public information organ of the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt. It is not clear where the Egyptians think the Second Temple was built.] http://www.sis.gov.eg/jerusalem/html/jintro.htm   Introduction Jerusalem in history     All along human history, Jerusalem has always been an Arab Palestinian city. There is no clearer evidence than the events and incidents of history that prove this Arab right with documents and scientific facts. Thus, all relevant UN resolutions, especially Resolutions no. 181/1947 and no. 194/1949, which called for preserving Jerusalem and its international status under the UN Mandate Council...
  • Reply to Slander--Being defamed by a UCLA Vice Chancellor for defending the Jews

    04/20/2016 5:04:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-20-16 | David Horowitz
    Reply to Slander Being defamed by a UCLA Vice Chancellor for defending the Jews. April 20, 2016 David Horowitz    Today a letter attacking me was sent to all members of the UCLA community – that would be nearly 50,000 people I think – by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Jerry Kang. The Vice Chancellor’s letter attacked me as a “provocateur” who last year “put up hostile posters accusing two student organizations — the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) — of being murderers and terrorists.” This is a lie. Actually it...
  • Syrian official answers Netanyahu: We will use all available means to recapture the Golan

    04/17/2016 1:30:23 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/16 | Maayan Groisman
    In a first reaction to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's declaration that "Israel will never leave the Golan Heights," Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad said Sunday that Syria is prepared to use every possible means to recapture the area, including military means. "The Syrian Golan is an occupied Arab land according to the UN Security Council's resolutions, and the presence of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Forces proves this," Miqad said in an interview with the Lebanon-based TV channel al-Mayadeen. "We have never renounced the resistance and we are ready to recapture the Golan in all possible ways, including military ways....
  • Sanders: Obama not far enough on the Palestinians' side

    04/17/2016 3:38:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/16 | Ari Yashar
    Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has recently had a spate of anti-Israel comments, and on Sunday he continued the streak as he said US President Barack Obama has not been far enough on the Palestinians' side. Video In an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC, Sanders was asked about his debate with frontrunner Hillary Clinton last Thursday, in which he attacked Israel for taking "disproportionate" measures in defending itself from Hamas terrorists in 2014 Operation Protective Edge. Stephanopoulos showed a clip from the debate in which Sanders called for the US to take an "evenhanded" approach vis-a-vis Israel...
  • British soldiers training Saudi forces in cruise missile attacks

    04/15/2016 9:12:17 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    MIDDLE EAST EYE ^ | 15 April 2016 | Graeme Baker
    British soldiers have provided Saudi Arabian forces with training for cruise missile and artillery attacks since Riyadh entered the war in Yemen, despite international condemnation of the kingdom’s air strikes and claims they have killed scores of civilians. The details of the training were revealed on Friday after freedom of information requests, made by the human rights group Reprieve and seen by Middle East Eye, were released. The Ministry of Defence has maintained that British forces are not helping Saudi forces direct strikes, select targets or conduct operations in Yemen. However, information in the FoI shows how close military cooperation...
  • Harvard's Muslim Brotherhood propaganda fest

    04/15/2016 3:23:56 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 4/14/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Harvard University Law School hosted a Muslim Brotherhood-organized conference on April 13 billed as a “human rights” forum on Egypt and Middle East. The event, titled “As Goes Egypt, So Goes the Middle East: Changes Begin with Me,” was organized by Egyptians Abroad for Democracy..... -snip- Dr. Mark Christian, executive director of the Global Faith Institute and a former imam who left Egypt and his Muslim Brotherhood-connected family 11 years ago to live in America, told WND that Harvard long ago sold its soul to the Brotherhood. He said Harvard is home to the nation’s largest chapter of the Muslim...
  • Evidence Points to the CIA Targeting Assad, Not Daesh in Syria

    04/15/2016 4:22:10 AM PDT · by all the best · 13 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | April 14, 2016
    Washington has jumped at the opportunity to provide massive amounts of weapons to Syria's so-called moderate rebels amid the ongoing ceasefire; it seems that the White House is not bothered by the fact that half of its arms have found their way into the hands of al-Qaeda, Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams note. Rebel fighters from the First Battalion under the Free Syrian Army take part in a military training on June 10, 2015, in the rebel-held countryside of the northern city of Aleppo The Syrian ceasefire is hanging in the balance, former Republican congressman Ron Paul and political analyst...
  • Arab Countries to Recognize Israel

    04/12/2016 5:37:37 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 12, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Editors note: We at the USA Transnational Report has been covering the thawing of relations between Israel and the Arab countries for some months. The geopolitical map in the Middle East has changed totally. In a true sign of change in the Arab world, Kuwaiti media personality Yousuf ‘Abd Al-Karim Al-Zinkawi called on all Arab and Muslim states to recognize Israel, openly and without delay, and stop calling it “the Zionist Entity” or “the Israeli occupation,” terms which undermine Israel’s legitimacy. In an article published in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa on Saturday, he argued that by sitting alongside Israel at...
  • Palestinian media: 5 dead in Gaza tunnel collapse

    04/12/2016 7:28:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    According to Arab reports five diggers were killed on Sunday in a tunnel collapse at the city of Rafiah, located in southern Gaza on the border with the Sinai Peninsula. The deaths were reported by Palestinian media cited by Walla, and mark the eleventh tunnel cave-in in recent months. " /img> The last collapse, which came in mid-March, saw a Hamas "field commander" die during work on a terror tunnel, two days after the bodies of two Arab workers were found in a tunnel on the southern Gazan border that was flooded by Egypt three days earlier. With the five...
  • Poll: 60% of Palestinians Support “Armed Attacks Against Israeli Civilians Inside Israel”

    04/11/2016 5:54:55 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    The Tower ^ | 04.10.16
    A majority of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza approve of attacks against Israeli civilians and believe that an armed intifada would help them on the path to statehood, a recent poll has found. The survey, carried out by the the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research and published on April 4, found that 60 percent of Palestinians support “armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel,” while 65 percent think that escalating the current wave of violence into an armed intifada would help Palestinian national aspirations in a way that negotiations could not. A plurality also believes...
  • Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Maritime Spice Route Between India, Egypt

    02/08/2004 12:57:17 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 2,039+ views
    Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Maritime Spice Route Between India, Egypt Archaeologists from UCLA and the University of Delaware have unearthed the most extensive remains to date from sea trade between India and Egypt during the Roman Empire, adding to mounting evidence that spices and other exotic cargo traveled into Europe over sea as well as land. "These findings go a long way toward improving our understanding of the way in which a whole range of exotic cargo moved into Europe during antiquity," said Willeke Wendrich, an assistant professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA and co-director of the project....
  • Arab MK: Israel isn't our country, Arabs are right to attack IDF

    04/09/2016 12:13:31 PM PDT · by Lera · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/2016 | Hezki Ezra
    MK Zouheir Bahloul tells MK Avi Dichter: 'This is the Jews' country and not the Arabs' country.' Claims attacks on soldiers are justified. MK Avi Dichter (Likud) and MK Zouheir Bahloul (Zionist Union) shared a stage in Acre to discuss the ongoing issue of the IDF soldier who shot a neutralized terrorist. During their talk, Dichter criticized Bahloul for declaring that the would-be stabber was not a terrorist. "Over the past few months I have become concerned with the statements by Arab MKs, and I ask myself what is going on here?" Dichter said. "I would not dare make these...
  • Military seeking ways to protect troops from ISIS in Sinai [video Only]

    04/08/2016 4:38:54 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 7, 2016 | Peter Doocy
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  • Op-Ed: Time to call Bernie most dangerous man in America

    04/06/2016 6:29:31 PM PDT · by Lera · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/6/16 | Jack Engelhard
    Bernie presents a clear and present danger. The joke is over. Done. Finished. Time to quit laughing. What a creepy character this man has turned out to be. He speaks. People listen. Millions pay attention. He tells socialist fairytales, people swoon. So now he's into full-blown "Jews poisoned the wells" territory. Now, as Jewish students are being tormented on campus by BDS and SJP bullies, and as BDS piles up boycott-Israel wins throughout the United States and around the world -- Bernie piles it on with stereotypes borrowed from the darkest of the Dark Ages. Bernie presents a clear and...
  • Aftershock of Nazi War against the Jews, 47/48: Could War in the Middle East Have Been Prevented?

    04/04/2016 6:52:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | 3-31-16 | Dr. Matthias Küntzel
    Abstract This article demonstrates that an Arab war against the United Nations’ decision in favor of the partition of Mandatory Palestine was not inevitable. It deals with the after-effects of Nazi anti-Zionist propaganda in the Arab world and the antisemitic campaign of the Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin el-Husseini, who was supported by the Muslim Brotherhood.Even though the Arab world rejected the Partition Plan, there was at the same time a general reluctance to go to war, not only among the Arabs in Palestine but also among the governments of major Arab League states such as Egypt. It was...
  • US senator tells Arab world: US hasn't changed despite Trump (Linda Graham)

    04/03/2016 9:45:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    AP ^ | April 3, 2016 | MARAM MAZEN
    Residents of the Middle East should not be too alarmed at the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters in Cairo on Sunday. "The Congress is going to be around no matter who is the president," Graham, who is leading a Republican congressional delegation touring the Middle East, told reporters after meeting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Graham said he and el-Sissi discussed Trump, among other issues. "All of us, regardless of what Mr. Trump says or does, we are going to keep being who we are, so don't let the political scenes at home get...
  • How a Nazi SS commando became a Mossad assassin

    03/30/2016 4:20:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/16 | Matt Wanderman
    For the first time, Mossad agents confirm that one of their most useful assassins was one of the top officers in the SS. .....
  • Claim: Israeli Aircraft Struck Islamic State Targets in Egypt’s Sinai

    03/30/2016 1:57:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 29, 2016 | by AARON KLEIN AND ALI WAKED
    TEL AVIV – A news agency known for its close ties to the Islamic State claimed that Israeli aircraft on Tuesday struck outposts of Wilayat Sinai, the IS’s branch in the Egyptian Sinai. With no documentary evidence to back up its claim, the Amaq News Agency reported that seven “Israeli drones, war-planes and helicopters” bombed targets in the IS-heavy north-eastern Sinai. Contacted by Brietbart Jerusalem, a spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces declined to comment, explaining it is the IDF’s general policy to refrain from commenting on reports of operations outside the boundaries of Israel and the Gaza Strip. IS...
  • Dem. Senator: Investigate Israel's 'gross violations of rights' (Leaky Leahy)

    03/30/2016 7:55:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2016, 11:42 AM | Ari Yashar
    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), together with ten House members, has asked the US State Department to investigate claims that Israel has committed “gross violations of human rights,” and depending on the results to cut military aid to the Jewish state. The letter addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry was dated February 17, and was published by Politico on Tuesday night after the news site received it from “an organization that provided input for it.” Leahy’s letter targets both Israel and Egypt, and is significant because the senator authored a law conditioning US military aid to foreign countries based on...
  • Expert: Terrorists Aim at Global Domination

    03/29/2016 10:18:45 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 16 replies
    CBN ^ | 3/29/2016 | Chris Mitchell
    RUSSELS, Belgium -- Belgian police are continuing their efforts to find all the accomplices of the terror attacks on March 22. But many say the roots of the danger to Belgium began a long time ago. When Islamic terror struck the heart of Brussels, the timing fooled authorities. But for others, it wasn't a total surprise. "Everybody knew that the next attack was only a question of not if but when," Daniel Schwammenthal, director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute, told CBN News. He says the roots of Belgium's problem go far beyond March 22. "The roots are really a violent...
  • Yemen’s Missionaries of Charity: The Nuns Killed by Islamic State Jihadists

    03/29/2016 8:13:33 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2016 | Mary Chastain
    The four nuns running a nursing home in Aden, Yemen, killed by the Islamic State earlier this month, belonged to the Missionaries of Charity, established by Blessed Mother Teresa.
  • Hijacker an 'idiot,' not a terrorist, as 7 held on plane in Cyprus

    03/29/2016 4:54:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 29, 2016
    BREAKING: A man who claimed to be wearing a suicide belt when he hijacked an EgyptAir passenger plane and forced it to land in Cyprus Tuesday morning is “not a terrorist,” but a lovestruck “idiot,” Egypt’s foreign ministry said as authorities worked to gain the release of the last seven passengers and crewmembers still aboard. The man forced the EgyptAir Airbus A320, bound from Alexandria to Cairo, to land at Larnaca airport on Tuesday morning and demanded a meeting with his ex-wife, according to reports. He released most of the passengers, but kept three as well as four members of...
  • Hijacked EgyptAir plane flown to Cyprus; bomb suspected on board

    03/29/2016 12:46:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 29, 2016
    BREAKING: At least one armed hijacker seized control of an EgyptAir flight from Alexandria to Cairo and ordered it flown to Cyprus Tuesday morning, according to officials from both countries. A Cypriot government official told the Associated Press the hijacked plane landed at the airport in Larnaka, on the southern coast of the Mediterranean island, and that there are suspicions of a bomb on board. A second Cypriot official says there "seems like there's more than one hijacker." He says there have been no demands other than that police vehicles move away from the aircraft. Another Cypriot official said that...
  • EgyptAir hijack: Jet lands at Larnaca airport

    03/29/2016 12:23:56 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-29-2016
    An EgyptAir airliner has been hijacked and forced to divert to Larnaca airport on the south coast of Cyprus. Flight MS181, an Airbus A320 carrying 81 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo, was taken over after a passenger said he was wearing an explosives belt. Negotiations are under way but no demands have been made by those in control of the plane, reports say. A local journalist has told the BBC that some passengers had been seen leaving the plane.
  • Israel supreme court strikes down landmark gas deal (Bibi "mystified")

    03/27/2016 11:23:09 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 27, 2016 | AFP
    Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel's top court on Sunday struck down a landmark deal regulating exploitation of Mediterranean gas reserves, in a major defeat for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who called the ruling "mystifying". A panel of Supreme Court justices said in their ruling that a clause in the plan that prevented it from being changed for a decade was unacceptable. "We have decided to cancel the gas deal because of the stability clause" that would have barred future governments from altering the deal, they said. The court however suspended the ruling for a year to enable the parliament to amend...
  • Egyptian paper: Israel-India nuke test caused tsunami

    01/06/2005 11:19:20 AM PST · by Lori675 · 51 replies · 3,473+ views
    The earthquake that struck the Indian Ocean on December 26, triggering a series of huge waves called tsunami, "was possibly" caused by an Indian nuclear experiment in which "Israeli and American nuclear experts participated," an Egyptian weekly magazine reported Thursday. According to Al-Osboa', India, in its heated nuclear race with Pakistan, has lately received sophisticated nuclear know-how from the United States and Israel, both of which "showed readiness to cooperate with India in experiments to exterminate humankind." Since 1992, the magazine argued, leading geological centers in Britain, Turkey and other countries, warned of the need "not to hold nuclear experiments...
  • Egyptian TV Hosts Argue about Who Should Be Held Accountable for Brussels Attacks: Islam or the West

    03/26/2016 9:56:09 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 21 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 3/22/16 | Al-Youm TV (Egypt)
    Two Egyptian TV hosts recently clashed live on air over the question who should be held accountable for the Brussels terrorist attacks. Rania Al-Badawi said that the West was responsible for the rise of ISIS and Al-Qaeda, while Amr Adeeb countered that this ideology stemmed from within Islam itself. "I know you are not comfortable with the truth," he said, but "they are from among us!" Emotions ran high on the show, which aired on Al-Yawm TV on March 22, 2016. Video at the link
  • Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Egypt Policy – Amateur Hour

    03/24/2016 6:36:56 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    legalinsurrection ^ | March 20, 2016 | Leslie Eastman
    President Obama took the advice of “back-benchers” over experienced security experts to promote the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, creating condition for the usurpation of power by Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi: Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told Fox News that President Barack Obama ignored the advice of his “entire national security team” during the Egyptian coup in 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, the country’s former president. …Gates, who headed the Pentagon during the Egyptian coup, lamented that, while he and the rest of the president’s national security experts advised Obama to handle the situation in Egypt cautiously, the president chose...
  • Europeans ignored danger, criticized Israel instead: minister

    03/25/2016 8:11:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    AFP via London Daily Mail ^ | 08:22 EST, 23 March 2016
    An Israeli minister on Tuesday suggested Europeans had ignored the danger of “Islamic terror cells” and focused on criticizing Israel instead, in a statement in response to the Brussels attacks. While offering condolences over the deadly bombings, Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis also hit out at Europe over its labeling of products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. “I will repeat: many in Europe have preferred to occupy themselves with the folly of condemning Israel, labeling products, and boycotts,” Akunis, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said on his Facebook page. …
  • Blasphemy cases rise in Egypt and Christians bear the brunt

    03/25/2016 6:02:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 4:10 AM EDT | Maggie Michael
    In the video, the Egyptian Christian teens laugh playfully as a couple of them kneel down, imitating Muslim prayers, then another slides his hand under one boy’s neck, imitating the trademark beheadings of the Islamic State group. The boys were playing around, satirizing the extremist group, and their school supervisor just happened to be videoing them, their defenders say. The result has been catastrophic: they were sentenced to prison under Egypt’s blasphemy laws — they were mocking Muslim prayers, prosecutors said — and have fled into hiding, leaving behind shattered families. […] … Two years ago, the military ousted the...
  • Clinton email reveals: Google sought overthrow of Syria's Assad

    03/20/2016 8:48:13 PM PDT · by boycott · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-19-16 | Rudy Takala
    Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week. Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's team and one of the company's executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region.
  • After declaring autonomy, Syrian Kurds ‘open to ties with Israel’

    03/20/2016 5:32:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 18, 2016 | Dov Lieber
    Israeli professor says Jerusalem should endorse Kurdish aspirations in war-torn Syria, can help defeat Islamic State After the main Syrian Kurdish group officially declared areas under its control in northern Syria a federalized autonomous region this week, the Syrian regime and opposition, as well as Turkey, immediately rejected the declaration. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! The group was also not given a seat at the table of peace negotiations taking place in Geneva. Despite not being recognized, the Syrian Kurds have fully governed their region for two...
  • Scientists Wrap Up Old Mystery (Archaeology)

    11/09/2004 2:36:57 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 1,213+ views
    Housron Chronicle ^ | 11-8-2004 | Eric Burger
    Nov. 8, 2004, 10:57PM Scientists wrap up old mysteryMummies' tar provides a link to ancient trade routes By ERIC BERGER Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle RESOURCES Historians have long known that Egyptians used tar to seal mummies during the embalming process. What wasn't known until now is where the tar came from. Thanks to work by some Texas geochemists, however, scientists are now answering this millennia-old mystery. The Middle East is, of course, littered with natural oil seeps, in which tar and other black deposits bubble up from oil beneath the surface. Within each oil seep, however, the tar has a...
  • Setting Ancient Nefertiti Bust on Bronze Nude Touches off a Tussle

    06/17/2003 11:25:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 601+ views
    AP Breaking ^ | Jun 17, 2003 | Donna Bryson Associated Press Writer
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - They were together only a few hours. But that brief union of a celebrated, 3,000-year-old bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti with a modern bronze nude body touched off a furor. Some Egyptians are calling the art project at Berlin's Egyptian Museum an insult to their culture and demanding the return of the ancient bust, charging it isn't safe in German hands. The museum director, Dietrich Wildung, answers that his museum's most famous piece was never at risk and defends the videotaping of Nefertiti's head on a nude torso as a legitimate artistic experiment. The tape...
  • Egyptian Blames Jewish ‘Conspiracy’ for UNESCO Loss (+ Islamophobia)

    09/24/2009 10:13:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 333+ views
    JTA ^ | September 23, 2009
    Egypt's culture minister blamed a Jewish "conspiracy" for his election loss to head a U.N. agency. Bulgarian diplomat Irina Gueorguieva Bokova, 57, edged Farouk Hosny, 31-27, in a fifth and final vote for general director by UNESCO executive board members at the Paris-based organization on Tuesday night. The previous evening, the candidates were tied with 29 votes each, forcing a new election. "It was clear by the end of the competition that there was a conspiracy against me," Hosny said Wednesday after landing in Egypt, The Associated Press reported. "There are a group of the world's Jews who had a...
  • ISIS kills five Russian soldiers during fighting in ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

    03/18/2016 5:45:02 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 11 replies
    Dailymailuk ^ | 03/18/16 | Alex Matthews
    ISIS has claimed to have killed five Russian soldiers during fighting in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria. In a statement, the group also said it killed several members of the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah group and fighters belonging to the Syrian armed forces. It claimed: 'The soldiers of the caliphate, by the grace of God, have killed five Russian soldiers and six members of the Syrian army.'
  • Why Israeli Jews are Conservative and American Jews are Leftist

    03/17/2016 9:21:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/17/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Israeli left as a democratic political movement is dead. That piece of bad news was delivered by a recent survey which shows that only 8% of Israeli Jews identify with the left, 55% with the center and 37% with the right. In the last election, the establishment Labor Party had to dress up as a wolf in Zionist centrist clothing by renaming itself the Zionist Camp (it still lost). The left had to create two other fake centrist parties to stop Netanyahu, but just ended up having to roll them into his center-right coalition. The Israeli left still controls...