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  • PA threatens to quit America - do you care?

    12/17/2017 3:28:10 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/17 | Jack Englehard
    So it’s come to this. The PA (Palestinian Authority) is upset with us…so upset that its leaders are threatening to cut ties with us here in the United States. All that started soon after President Trump delivered on his promise to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel…to which we can only say Amen. Come to think of it, this is actually the tenth time the Palestinian Arabs have made that threat…but who’s counting? More to the point – who cares? Is there a downside to this? I see nothing but good. Are we supposed to be afraid? I think Freud...
  • Palestinians won’t meet with Kushner, Greenblatt or any US officials on peace

    12/17/2017 9:37:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 17, 2017, 2:32 PM | Dov Lieber
    The Palestinians will not meet with any United States officials regarding the peace process in the future, in response to US President Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a senior diplomatic adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told The Times of Israel on Sunday. The open-ended boycott includes Trump’s top peace envoy Jason Greenblatt, who is due here this week, as well as the US leader’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. “No one from the American administration will be met to discuss peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis, because the [PA]...
  • U.S. expects Western Wall to be part of Israel

    12/16/2017 6:31:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 12/15/17 21:30 | Arutz Sheva North America Staff
    The U.S. expects the Western Wall in Jerusalem to be part of Israel, but specific boundaries are subject to final status negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), a senior administration official said Friday. “We cannot envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be a part of Israel. But as the President said, the specific boundaries of sovereignty of Israel are going to be part of the final status agreement,” the official told Israeli public broadcaster Kann. The official also noted that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the Western Wall as part of his...
  • Fifty years of the Two-State Solution Blackmail

    12/16/2017 4:40:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12-15-17 | , 15/12/17 00:05
    Under the British Mandate, “Palestinian” was the term for JEW! Speaking after the visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Brussels, the EU’s foreign policy chief, Frederica Mogherini made an astonishing declaration of ignorance. Again. “We always say that the Two State Solution is the only realistic one,” she said. “I have not heard by anyone or from anyone, not only in the last weeks but in the last decades any other idea than two States to preserve Israeli security. The Palestinians need to have their own country under their own authority.” One reinforced with Hamas weaponized by Iran and...
  • The Iranian Plan to Destroy America's Allies

    12/15/2017 12:10:24 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 03 Nov 2017 03:51 PM | Lela Gilbert
    Have the ancient Christian communities in northern Iraq fallen prey to Iran’s radical Islamist aspirations?Will Iran be permitted to complete its “Shi’a Crescent” or “land bridge,” stretching from Tehran through Iraq, into Syria and on into Lebanon, where Iran’s proxy Hezbollah already asserts enormous power? Is President Donald Trump’s bold assertion that Iran will be denied hegemony in the Middle East being refuted by the facts on the ground? Just last week, I wrote about the renewed hope that surged across displaced Christian communities in Iraq’s Nineveh Plain following Vice President Mike Pence’s encouraging speech at an Washington D.C. event.
  • Boeing Execs Head to Iran as Congress Cracks Down on Tehran’s Use of Planes For Terror

    12/15/2017 5:43:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 13, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Executives from major airplane manufacturers Boeing and AirBus will reportedly head to Iran next week to hammer down multi-billion dollar deals to sell the Islamic Republic a new fleet of commercial planes amid a congressional crackdown on Tehran's continued use of commercial aircraft to transport weapons and terrorist fighters across the region. As controversy continues to swirl around Boeing's and AirBus's efforts to sell Iran a fleet of new jets, Congress has taken steps to mandate the U.S. government release public reports outlining Tehran's continued use of commercial aircraft for illicit terrorism purposes.
  • Blowback: ISIS Got A Powerful Missile The CIA Secretly Bought In Bulgaria

    12/15/2017 10:03:18 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | December 14, 2017 | Aram Roston
    A guided anti-tank missile ended up in the hands of ISIS terrorists less than two months after the US government purchased it in late 2015 — highlighting weaknesses in the oversight and regulation of America’s covert arms programs, according to information published by an arms monitoring group called Conflict Armament Research (CAR). ... CIA... top secret operation to arm rebels in Syria to fight the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The missile ended up in the hands of ISIS fighters in Iraq ... The CIA declined to comment on the Obama-era program to back Syrian rebels, which was canceled...
  • Hamas: We will liberate 'occupied Tel Aviv'

    12/13/2017 9:04:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 12/14/17 06:05 | Dalit Halevi
    The Hamas terrorist organization declared on Wednesday that “Al-Quds [in its entirety] is the eternal capital of Palestine, not its eastern or western part, and is an Arabic Islamic city.” The statement, released in honor of the 30th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, is in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel will not cancel the right of the Palestinian national and religious people to the city, and Al-Quds will remain an Arab Islamic state, Hamas stressed. The terrorist group further stressed that...
  • Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediator

    12/13/2017 5:08:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 3:37 PM EST | Karin Laub and Zeynep Bilginsoy
    Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate with the Trump administration’s much-anticipated effort to hammer out an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. At a summit in Turkey, Arab and Muslim leaders “rejected and condemned” President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — the trigger for Abbas’ sharp policy pivot — but stopped short of backing his more combative approach toward Washington. A possible Palestinian refusal to engage with the U.S. and growing backlash against Trump’s shift on...
  • Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

    12/13/2017 2:52:40 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/13/17 | BBC Staff
    The leaders of 57 Muslim nations have called on the world to recognise "the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital". An Organisation of Islamic Co-operation communique declares US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital as "null and void". It also says the move has signalled Washington's withdrawal from its role in the Middle East peace process. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas earlier said the UN should take over. In a speech to the OIC summit in Istanbul, Mr Abbas said it would be "unacceptable" for the US to be the mediator "since...
  • Witness In Iran Sanctions Case Says Turkey's Erdogan Aided Evasion Scheme

    12/13/2017 2:35:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | December 12, 2017 | With reporting by Bloomberg, Newsday, and Reuters
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was among the targets of an investigation in Turkey into suspected bribery and money laundering in connection with a scheme to help Iran evade sanctions, a former Istanbul police officer has testified. The officer, Huseyin Korkmaz, told a New York court on December 11 that the Turkish investigation that he led in 2012-2013 initially focused on Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, who U.S. prosecutors have said was the mastermind behind the Iran sanctions evasion scheme, but later grew to include dozens of others. He called Erdogan the "No. 1" target in a group that also included...
  • TWO PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD MILITANTS KILLED IN GAZA

    12/12/2017 3:19:56 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    Israeli army has denied carrying out a strike in Gaza on Tuesday that killed two members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Beit Lahia in the northern part of the Hamas-run enclave. According to Palestinian Maan News agency, sources close to Islamic Jihad said that the two men — 25 year old Hussein Ghazi Hussein Nasrallah and 29 year old Mustafa Sultan — were part of the group’s armed wing Saraya al-Quds and had been working for its northern brigade’s engineering unit. The group later posted a statement on its website saying that the two men were on a “jihadist...
  • Here’s How Trump’s Pledge To Move The U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem Changes The [‘Peace Process’]

    12/12/2017 4:57:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Shoshana Bryen
    Full Title: Here’s How Trump’s Pledge To Move The U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem Changes The Palestinian-Israel ‘Peace Process’ President Trump’s decision to have the United States recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was not taken in a vacuum. It was another step in changing the moribund Palestinian-Israel “peace process” into something else. What else is not clear, but the intention and the antecedents are. The intention is to disabuse the Palestinians of the notion that the U.S. is neutral between them and our democratic, pro-Western, tolerant, free-market ally Israel. Clarity will actually make the U.S. an honest broker in...
  • New Hamas Leader Says It Is Getting Aid Again From Iran

    08/29/2017 2:22:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    US News ^ | 8/28/17 | FARES AKRAM, JOSEF FEDERMAN,
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' new leader in the Gaza Strip said Monday his group has repaired relations with Iran after a five-year rift and is using its newfound financial and military aid to gear up for new hostilities with Israel. The announcement by Yehiyeh Sinwar came as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was visiting Israel. At a meeting with the U.N. chief, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu complained about what he called rising anti-Israel activity by Iran and its allies in the region. Iran was once the top backer of Hamas, an Islamic militant group that seeks Israel's...
  • Nikki Haley to Jake Tapper: I Can't Wait to Tell You 'I Told You So' on Jerusalem

    12/11/2017 1:35:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley knew exactly how to respond to CNN anchor Jake Tapper's depressing assessment of the U.S. embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during their interview on Sunday. "President Trump is supposed to be a master negotiator," Tapper noted. "Isn't this just cashing in a chip and getting nothing for it? How does this move the peace process forward in any way?" Watch Video HereIn addition to leading questions like that, Tapper quoted the Arab League calling the move a "dangerous development," then played a clip of the PLO Secretary-General declaring that Trump had...
  • The Latest: Mogherini warns against US cuts in UN funding

    05/20/2017 7:55:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2017 11:30 AM EDT
    The EU foreign policy chief says Europe does “not see eye to eye” with the Trump administration on major issues such as trade, climate change and funding of U.N. agencies, but can “easily” work with the U.S. on Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Federica Mogherini spoke Saturday during a regional gathering of the World Economic Forum. Mogherini warned that threatened U.S. cuts in funding U.N. agencies “would create a major security issue worldwide, including in Europe.” …
  • EU Foreign Minister 'strongly condemns attacks on Jews'

    12/11/2017 12:15:15 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    "I strongly condemn any attack on Jews anywhere in the world and on Israeli citizens," the EU foreign minister said...
  • EU rebuffs Netanyahu call on Jerusalem

    12/11/2017 8:51:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 Dec 2017
    The EU's diplomatic chief Monday bluntly rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that Europe would follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as the Jewish state's capital, saying there would be no change to its stance on the holy city. Netanyahu said the controversial announcement by US President Donald Trump -- which prompted diplomatic alarm and street protests across the Islamic world -- had "put facts squarely on the table". As he arrived for talks in Brussels, Netanyahu said he expected "all or most" European countries would follow the US -- but the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy head Federica Mogherini...
  • Iran-Backed Forces Persecuting Christians Who Survived ISIS, Kurdish Parliamentarian Says

    11/21/2017 8:02:52 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Nov 20, 2017 | by Ben Cohen
    Iran-backed Shia paramilitary forces operating in northern Iraq have been accused by a Kurdish parliamentarian of engaging in “flagrant injustice” toward Christians in the region which until earlier this year was in the grip of ISIS terrorists. Wahida Yaqo Hormuz — a Christian representative in the parliament of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) — said she had alerted the Vatican and international human rights groups to what she called the “Shia-ification” of the Nineveh Plains, where the northern Iraqi city of Mosul is located. Conquered by ISIS in 2014, Iraqi government forces retook the city in July. snip On Monday,...
  • Has Iran given cruise missiles to Hizballah as well as Yemen’s Houthis?

    12/10/2017 12:37:51 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 7 replies
    Debka ^ | Dec 10, 2017
    Has Iran given cruise missiles to Hizballah as well as Yemen’s Houthis? The maiden operational launch of Iran’s Soumar Kh-55 cruise missile was apparently entrusted to Yemen’s Houthis against a UAE target. ... Yemen’s Houthi rebels last week showed on their TV channel video footage of Iran’s most highly advanced Soumar Kh-55 cruise missile, which can carry a nuclear warhead. They claimed to have fired it at the unfinished Abu Dhabi power plant on Dec.3. The United Arab Emirates refuted this claim, saying that any missile reaching their air space would have been intercepted by advanced Emirati air defenses. But...