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  • Instead of 'Ridding World' of Nukes -As Pledged- Obama's Walked Us Into a Complex Arms Race

    03/27/2015 11:13:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember back in the Spring of '09, when a fresh-faced 'historic president' Obama told a cheering crowd one sunny day at Prague Castle that he'll work towards a world 'free of nuclear weapons'? In retrospect, it seems he meant a world just free of American nuclear weapons- as he's been slashing all our capabilities, development programs, and even defensive missile shields to appease enemies -primarily Russia- in order to free up more money for solar panels and food stamps. The Norks sure didn't get the memo... nor the Russians, or anybody else- as they've been building and testing whatever-they-damnwell-please the whole time....
  • Nestle chairman: Time to turn off the water taps

    03/24/2015 10:41:42 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 61 replies
    cnbc ^ | 3-24-2015
    The world will run out of fresh water long before it runs out of oil, with the potential for major deficits by 2030, the chairman of bottled water giant Nestle said. "We have a major water management crisis," Peter Brabeck-Letmathe told CNBC on the sidelines of the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference on Tuesday. "We are destroying 20 percent more water for human consumption than there is available." Around 1.2 billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world's population, live in areas of physical scarcity, and 500 million people are approaching this situation, according to data from the United Nations....
  • Israel President Rivlin Appoints Netanyahu With Forming New Government

    03/25/2015 4:42:34 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | March 25, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — March 25, 2015 … Part of the following was communicated by the President’s Office of Israel to the Israel News Agency. President of Israel Reuven Rivlin this evening, appointed outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu MK, with the task of forming the 34th Government of Israel, at a ceremony at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. The President signed the official letter of appointment in his office with Prime Minister Netanyahu, before going on to make public statements. “In democracy, majority rules, and the majority has made its voice heard clearly in this election,”...
  • Saudi Deploys 100 Fighter Jets, 150,000 Soldiers for Anti-Houthi Campaign (Yemen)

    03/25/2015 9:02:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 130 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Saudi deploys 100 fighter jets, 150,000 soldiers for anti-Houthi campaign. Also from Al Arabiya: UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan Deploy Warplanes Against HouthisThe UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan have deployed fighter jets to join the Saudi air force in the ongoing air campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, Al Arabiya News Chanel reported. The UAE has deployed 30 fighter jets, Bahrain 15, Kuwait 15, Qatar 10 and Jordan 6 warplanes, according to the news channel. Pakistan and Egypt are also taking part in the military campaign, contribution with air and naval forces. Al Arabiya said Egypt, Pakistan and Sudan have...
  • Breaking: Saudi Arabia Starts Bombing Yemen: U.S. Officials

    03/25/2015 4:12:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 111 replies
    NBC News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Richard Engel
    US officials confirm to @NBCNews that Saudi Arabia has started bombing rebel positions inside #Yemen. NO indication of troops crossing in.
  • Yemen crisis: Iran calls Saudi air strikes on Houthis 'dangerous'

    03/26/2015 2:43:04 AM PDT · by piasa · 14 replies
    Zee Media Bureau ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 14:20
    Tehran: In what may intensify the Yemen crisis, Iran has termed Saudi Arabia's military intervention against the Houthi rebels as “dangerous”, reports said Thursday. Saudi Arabia which had earlier warned to act in the wake of continued advance of Houthis, on Wednesday started conducting air strikes against the rebels which it considers as being supported by rival Iran. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies believe the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, are tools for Iran to seize control of Yemen and say they intend to stop the takeover. The Houthis deny they are backed by Iran. Reacting to Saudi strikes,...
  • New Poll Shows What a Majority of Palestinians Think About Peace With Israel(68% support rockets)

    03/25/2015 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies
    A majority of Palestinians say they support rocket attacks on Israel and nearly half favor renewing an armed intifada, according to a new public opinion poll. The poll from the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research released Tuesday found that 68 percent of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza said they support launching rockets from Gaza at Israel if Israel does not lift its Gaza blockade.
  • Baker wants Israel excluded from regional conference

    12/06/2006 12:43:40 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 220 replies · 3,412+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | December 5, 2006
    The White House has been examining a proposal by James Baker to launch a Middle East peace effort without Israel. The peace effort would begin with a U.S.-organized conference, dubbed Madrid-2, and contain such U.S. adversaries as Iran and Syria. Officials said Madrid-2 would be promoted as a forum to discuss Iraq's future, but actually focus on Arab demands for Israel to withdraw from territories captured in the 1967 war. They said Israel would not be invited to the conference. “As Baker sees this, the conference would provide a unique opportunity for the United States to strike a deal without...
  • Baker panel's mention of Palestinian "right of return" raises eyebrows

    12/06/2006 1:00:35 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 246 replies · 4,919+ views
    AFP ^ | December 6, 2006
    A reference to Palestinians' "right of return" in the report issued by the high-level Iraq Study Group broke a diplomatic taboo which sparked immediate concern in Israel and surprise among Middle East policy experts. The reference was buried deep inside a 160-page report that urged US President George W. Bush to renew efforts to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks as part of a region-wide bid to end the chaos in Iraq. "This report is worrisome for Israel particularly because, for the first time, it mentions the question of the 'right of return' for the Palestinian refugees of 1948," said a senior...
  • Gaza Palestinians Call Power Cutoff by Egypt Worse Than Israeli Policy

    03/25/2015 12:02:05 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 22 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Staff
    JNS.org – Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip cities of Khan Younis and Rafah took to the streets on Tuesday after Egypt had cut off power to parts of southern Gaza. The protesters vented their anger at Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his government in light of reports that the decision to take parts of those towns off the grid was made by high-ranking officials in Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy. Egyptian media said the government resorted to that measure as a result of outstanding payments owed by a Palestinian utility company. The Hamas terrorist group’s government in...
  • Report: Switzerland Comes to Aid of Hamas, Will Pay Salaries to Gaza Operatives

    03/24/2015 4:13:20 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 10 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | David Daoud
    Switzerland has put together a plan to reconstruct the Gaza Strip which includes paying the salaries of Hamas operatives, according to Palestinian officials interviewed by Israel’s NRG website. The plan would also reestablish the status of the Hamas terrorist organization as the only authority in the Gaza Strip. In recent months, according to the report, Hamas has been faced with the danger of collapsing in Gaza, and turned to Swiss officials for help. Its relations with Egypt are at their worst ever, and funds intended to rehabilitate the coastal enclave after Israel’s Operation Protective Edge last summer have run out....
  • Is The Obama Administration Losing The War On Terror?

    03/23/2015 11:32:23 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 49 replies
    Fox News Talking Points Memo ^ | Bill O'Reilly and Charles Krauthhammer
    File this under "If they had been doing their damn jobs" Go to about the 6 minute mark...the experts and the talking heads are only just beginning to figure out what they should have known Obama would do all along.
  • 23 Brotherhood members sentenced to life in prison by Egypt court

    03/22/2015 2:30:45 PM PDT · by wtd · 15 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | 3/22/2015 22:25 | Aswat Masriya
    23 Brotherhood members sentenced to life in prison by Egypt courtA criminal court in the northern Egyptian city of Tanta convicted 23 Muslim Brotherhood members for acts of violence that broke out in 2013 and sentenced them to life in prison on Sunday. The 23 defendants were charged with creating chaos, rioting and disturbing public peace, in violence that took place in August, 2013, days after the dispersal of two encampments set up in support of former president Mohamed Mursi. The defendants include two members of the Muslim Brotherhood's guidance bureau, the group's highest decision-making body.
  • Will Obama Support Egypt's War on Radical Islam?

    03/21/2015 1:53:17 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 19 replies
    Middle East Forum/Fox News ^ | March 19, 2015 | Raymond Stock
    Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi continues to reach out to America for help in rallying the forces of good against a rising tide of evil—the ever-spreading virus of militant Islam. And so far we are still snubbing him. As I have written before in this space, Sisi appears to be a surprising successor to the heroic British leader who first rallied his own people, then appealed to the New World to join not only his, but humanity's, cause against the Nazi menace—which is in many ways similar to the Islamist one today. Despite America's declared need for strong Arab allies in...
  • Geraldo to Fox & Friends: I’ve Been Warning You People About Netanyahu for Years

    03/20/2015 7:01:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 20, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Geraldo Rivera told the Fox & Friends troika that Benjamin Netanyahu was a divisive and petty leader who had fractured U.S.-Israeli relations — as a certain mustachioed someone has been warning for years. “If I were President Obama, I would have sent Bibi Netanyahu a congratulatory postcard by snail mail on a form written ‘congratulations on your recent election,’” Rivera said. “It is the appropriate thing to do to someone who has absolutely insulted the American constitutional system.” “It caused a division in the U.S./Israeli relationship that has never existed before,” he continued. “And then for Bibi Netanyahu to run...
  • Hamas Terrorist Promised To Teach Little Boys Jihad, Raped Them Instead

    03/20/2015 7:36:12 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | March 20, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    A senior Hamas terrorist decided he wanted 72 virgins without killing himself. Instead he picked some of the terrorist group’s little human shields for the honor. According to Al Bawabh News, Hamas is trying to hush up a major sex scandal involving young boys in a Gaza mosque. A prominent Hamas member is accused of engaging in sex acts with young boys after enticing them with promises of teaching them Jihad and the Quran. According to the story, he pretended to be teaching the boys martial arts. He evaluated their “performance” and if he felt that they wouldn’t resist,...
  • Why Israelis Chose Netanyahu; Not Just Nationalism

    03/19/2015 1:14:47 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    New York Times AP ^ | 03/19/2015 | AP
    But what Israelis see is a pre-1967 border that is basically just a cease-fire line from the 1948-49 war that established the country. Without the West Bank, Israel is only 10 miles (15 kilometers) wide at its narrowest point. The strategic highland looms over Israeli cities, visible on a clear day from the outskirts of Tel Aviv and surrounding Jerusalem on three sides. They fear that if their army clears out it will be replaced not by peaceful Palestinian moderates but more menacing forces like Hamas — which took over the Gaza Strip soon after Israel handed it fully to...
  • Everything in the Israeli-Hamas Conflict is *ss Backwards! (Rush)

    07/26/2014 4:42:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 7-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right. The Israelis have rejected the ceasefire proposal made by the haughty John Kerry, who served in Vietnam. The Israelis reject ceasefire deal. The only thing a ceasefire does is allow Hamas to regroup. I think Hamas is on the ropes and that's why everybody wants a ceasefire. I'm telling you, everything over there is ass backwards. Everything in this conflict is 180 degrees out of phase. They want the ceasefire to give Hamas time to regroup. "Well, we have to make it fair, Mr. Limbaugh, because the Israelis have such an unfair advantage. They're richer and they're...
  • Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

    03/17/2015 12:22:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2015 | By Craig Whitlock
    The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaeda, according to U.S. officials. With Yemen in turmoil and its government splintering apart, the Defense Department has lost its ability to monitor the whereabouts of U.S.-donated small arms, ammunition, night-vision goggles, patrol boats, vehicles and other supplies. The situation has grown worse since the United States closed its embassy in Sanaa, the capital, last month and withdrew many of its military advisers. In...
  • #AskHamas Twitter campaign backfires: ‘Why did you murder 30 civilians?’

    03/16/2015 5:56:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, March 14, 2015 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM — A Twitter hashtag campaign launched by Hamas on Friday to build support in the West seems to be backfiring with users mocking the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza. Hamas launched (hashtag)AskHamas on Friday. The campaign promised responses from the group’s leaders, or as they called it, “Truth from the mouth of the horse.” Some Twitter users swiftly responded with mockery.
  • ELCA attacks Israel (help a FReeper ELCA member out)

    06/02/2010 11:18:51 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 46 replies · 912+ views
    ELCA ^ | 2/6/2010` | ELCA Bishop Hanson
    Messages and Statements Statement Regarding the Israeli Military Interception of Gaza Flotilla from Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson On behalf of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Lutheran World Federation, organizations that are deeply engaged with and committed to the Lutheran Christians and all persons living in Palestine and Israel, I express my deep sadness regarding events surrounding the flotilla seeking to deliver humanitarian goods to Gaza. We deeply regret the deaths and injuries that resulted when Israeli forces intercepted the boats. Our thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and the families of those killed or otherwise...
  • 'Military pressure' may be needed to oust Assad: Kerry

    03/05/2015 1:43:18 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 67 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 3-5-2015 | AFP
    Military pressure may be needed to oust Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. SNIP--- "Ultimately a combination of diplomacy and pressure will be needed to bring about a political transition. Military pressure particularly may be necessary given President Assad's reluctance to negotiate seriously."
  • US does not want to see Syrian regime 'collapse': CIA

    03/14/2015 3:06:49 AM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 24 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Daniel de Luce
    New York (AFP) - CIA Director John Brennan said the United States does not want to see a chaotic collapse of the Syrian regime as it could open the way to Islamist extremists taking power. The spy agency chief said Washington had reason to worry about who might replace President Bashar al-Assad if his government fell, given the rise of the Islamic State group and other jihadists in Syria. "I think that's a legitimate concern," Brennan said when asked if the US government feared who might succeed Assad. Speaking at an event at the Council on Foreign Relations, he said...
  • ISLAMIST TAKES OVER TURKISH INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (MIT)

    06/07/2010 4:28:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 34+ views
    OSINT.INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    June 07, 2010 SNIPPET: "His appointment to head the MIT immediately preceded the "humanitarian" flotilla organized by terrorist-linked Turkish organization IHH. Prior to being this most recent appointment he was central to moving Turkey into the Iranian camp."
  • Saudi Arabia’s Attempt To Create Sunni Alliance vs Iran Will Fail, Mecca to be destroyed by Muslims

    03/12/2015 10:12:22 AM PDT · by Squidpup · 12 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Saudi ArabiaÂ’s Attempt To Create A Sunni Alliance Against Iran Will Fail And Mecca The Pride Of The Muslims Will Be Destroyed By The Muslims Themselves! By Shoebat Foundation on March 11, 2015in Featured, General By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive) In the Middle East, everything could turn on a dime. Who would have imagined that powers such as Turkey and Iran, which both recognized Israel soon after it declared independence in 1948 would become now two of its arch enemies, while Arab states who were IsraelÂ’s arch enemies have come to realize that Israel is no longer their primary concern,...
  • Obama campaign adviser fired after Hamas revelation is back — in the White House!

    03/09/2015 2:23:37 PM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 15 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 3/9/15 | JNS.org
    Senior director at the National Security Council (NSC) Robert Malley, who was dismissed from President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign team when it was revealed that he met with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, has been named Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region.
  • Robert Malley, diplomat who met with Hamas, named White House’s Mideast coordinator

    03/09/2015 10:09:43 AM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    JNS ^ | 3/9/2015 | Unattributed
    Senior director at the National Security Council (NSC) Robert Malley, who was dismissed from President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign team when it was revealed that he met with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, has been named Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region. A former Middle East advisor for President Bill Clinton, Malley has a history of controversial statements that have criticized Israel.
  • Report Exposes EU Illegal Settlement in Judea and Samaria (European Union invades Holy Land)

    02/07/2015 1:32:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 2/7/2015, 10:07 PM | Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar
    Despite the 2012 Levy Report proving the legality of Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria under international law, the European Union (EU) has bitterly opposed that presence and even threatened sanctions—however, a new report reveals that it is in fact the EU that is guilty of “illegal settlement” in the region. Judea and Samaria was divided into Areas A, B and C in the 1993 Oslo Accords, which created the Palestinian Authority (PA); and under the agreements, Area C is under complete Israeli administrative and security control. However, the new report by Regavim, a NGO watchdog group for Jewish national...
  • 2014: Arabs Built 550 Illegal Structures in Area C Alone

    12/07/2014 4:07:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 12/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    The Subcommittee for Judea and Samaria of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee hosted on Sunday the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Yoav Mordechai, for a discussion of illegal construction in Judea and Samaria. According to information presented to the committee, about 550 illegal structures were built by Arabs in Areas C in the course of 2014, as opposed to 150 illegal structures built by Jews. Bearing in mind that the Arab population in Areas C is smaller than the Jewish one – about 90,000 Arabs compared with about 400,000 Jews – the rate...
  • EU Accused of ‘Colonialism’ for Funding Illegal Arab Settlements (in Area C, Israel)

    02/11/2015 10:49:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 2/11/2015, 6:22 PM | Ari Soffer
    A leading Israeli NGO has slammed the European Union over its alleged role in financing illegal Arab settlements in Judea and Samaria, saying its direct attempts to “subvert” Israeli internal affairs amounted to a form of “colonialism.” The remarks, made by the grassroots Im Tirzu organization, came in response to an article in the UK’s Daily Mail, which cited figures showing how the EU has channeled European taxpayers’ money into building some 400 homes and other buildings illegally in Area C of Judea and Samaria. Under the 1993 Oslo Accords—signed not only by Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but by...
  • When is an Illegal Settlement Legal?

    02/09/2015 5:34:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 2-9-15 | Jerold S. Auerbach
    Everyone knows that Jewish settlements are illegal under international law. This is one of the endlessly repeated mantras that reinforce the denigration of Israel as a loathsome pariah state. Imagine: since the Six-Day War the State of Israel has displayed the temerity to authorize the construction of settlements for Jews in the biblical homeland of the Jewish people. To be sure, that defines Zionism, the return of Jews to their ancient cities (Jerusalem and Hebron), hills and valleys (Judea and Samaria). To Israel’s legions of enemies and critics, however, settlement is the illicit conquest and colonization of someone else’s land....
  • EU Breaching International Law Using Taxpayers Money By Building Palestinian Homes On Israeli Land

    02/06/2015 11:09:50 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6 Feb 2015 | A.B. Sanderson
    British tax payers have been funding illegal Palestinian homes on the West Bank despite the area being under Israeli jurisdiction, a dossier of photographs has revealed. A report by NGOs, international lawyers and MEPs say the 400 homes erected in Area C of the West Bank, break international law; specifically the Oslo Accords to which the EU is a signatory, the Daily Mail reports. British charity Oxfam is at the centre of the scandal, with Israeli officials calling for an investigation into their involvement. The homes, which cost tens of millions of euro to build and come from a fund...
  • Official: Yassin Offered Israel A Truce

    03/23/2004 5:14:17 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 162+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-24-2004 | Mark Lavie
    Official: Yassin Offered Israel a Truce Wednesday March 24, 2004 12:46 AM By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) - Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin, assassinated in an Israeli air strike, offered Israel a 30-year truce in 1997, the mediator who arranged Yassin's release from prison said Tuesday. Efraim Halevy, a former Mossad operative who was called in to resolve an Israel-Jordan crisis after a botched assassination attempt against a Hamas leader in Jordan in 1997, made the disclosure in an interview on Israel TV. Halevy was a confidant of Jordan's King Hussein, and he suggested releasing Yassin from...
  • Obama Says Nuclear Deal Offered to Iran Is ‘Extraordinarily Reasonable’

    03/08/2015 12:43:16 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    NYT ^ | March 8, 2015 | By Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said that he and other world leaders have offered Iran an “extraordinarily reasonable deal” that will test whether the leadership of the Islamic nation is serious about at last resolving the dispute over its nuclear program. Even as negotiators appear close to an agreement, Mr. Obama highlighted the challenge of what comes next: ensuring that any pact forged in Geneva can pass muster in Tehran, where Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has expressed deep skepticism about a settlement with the outside world. “We have made progress in narrowing the gaps, but those gaps still exist,”...
  • Obama: US would ‘walk away’ if no good Iran nuclear deal

    03/08/2015 5:06:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2015 7:44 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama says the United States would “walk away” from nuclear talks with Iran if there’s no acceptable deal. Obama says any agreement must allow Western powers to verify that Tehran isn’t going to obtain an atomic weapon, and that even if Iran “cheated,” the U.S. and others would have “enough time to take action.” The president tells CBS that “if we don't have that kind of deal, then we’re not going to take it.” …
  • German government refuses to label BDS as anti-Semitic

    03/08/2015 9:53:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 3/8/15 | NIV ELIS
    Germany has rejected a definition of anti-Semitism that labels the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) as anti-Semitic. Responding to a legislative questionnaire released Thursday by leading Green Party MP Volker Beck, the Merkel administration wrote that “there does not exist a general academic definition” of anti-Semitism. Beck, who heads the German- Israel parliamentary group in the Bundestag, sharply criticized the Merkel administration: “Here the federal government has cowered,” he said. “There is no doubt of the anti-Semitic motivation within the spectrum of the BDS campaign. BDS aims essentially against Jewish Israelis and is therefore anti-Semitic. Whoever aggressively boycotts Israeli...
  • Marzel in Tel Aviv: We Will Save Israel from Infiltrators (illegal aliens from Africa)

    03/08/2015 11:26:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 3/9/2015, 8:17 AM | Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar
    Members of Eli Yishai’s Yachad—Ha’am Itanu party and Baruch Marzel with members of his Otzma Yehudit party took a tour of southern Tel Aviv on Sunday, where they surveyed how the massive influx of illegal immigrants from Africa has impacted the neighborhood, which suffers drastically raised crime levels. During the visit, which was guided by Otzma Yehudit member May Golan, who is chairperson of the “Hebrew City” movement and a longtime champion of Jewish rights in the area afflicted by infiltrator settlement, the group came across infiltrators who openly said they were in Israel illegally and were unapologetic about it....
  • Lebanon’s Hariri and Egypt’s Sisi discuss Iran’s interference in the region

    03/09/2015 2:34:20 AM PDT · by piasa · 6 replies
    The Cairo Post via Yalibnan | March 8, 2015
    Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Sunday with former Lebanese Prime Minister and the Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri in Cairo, discussing what they called Iranian “interference” in the region as well as other international and regional issues. Following the meeting, Hariri told media reporters that they tackled the Iranian “intervention” in the region, Veto gate reported Sunday. Iranian- led Shiite militia ( from Iran and Iraq) and Iraq army troops battled against the Sunni Islamic State (IS) group in outskirt of Tikrit city in Iraq in the past few days, a development that has stirred worries of Gulf...
  • Netanyahu says Israel will not cede land to Palestinians (Good)

    03/08/2015 2:10:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    AP via Yahoo!News ^ | March 8, 2015
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel will not cede territory due to the current climate in the Middle East, appearing to rule out the establishment of a Palestinian state. Netanyahu's comments, which came as he sought to appeal to hard-liners ahead of national elections next week, rejected a key goal of the international community and bode poorly for future peace efforts if he is re-elected.
  • Egypt Roars for Its Christians: ‘They Have a Shield’

    03/07/2015 8:10:46 AM PST · by Dqban22 · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Feb 20, 2015 | PETER JESSERER SMITH
    Egypt Roars for Its Christians: ‘They Have a Shield’ Egyptian society and its government have rallied in defense of the Copts, but the White House has declined to support Egypt’s military actions in defense of its citizens. http://m.ncregister.com/daily-news/egypt-roars-for-its-christians-they-have-a-shield/#.VOgHo4Y8Kc0
  • Egypt's FM hits back at UN middle east envoy-Hamas will react to Egyptian aggression as to Israel

    03/04/2015 4:58:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    IMRA ^ | 3-4-15
    Egypt's FM hits back at UN middle east envoy in Gaza row Egyptian foreign ministry condemns statement made by UN middle east envoy Robert Serry over 'failed policies' Ahram Online , Tuesday 3 Mar 2015 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/124408/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-FM-hits-back-at-UN-middle-east-envoy-in-Gaz.aspx Egypt’s foreign ministry denounced on Tuesday a statement made by the United Nations' envoy to the Middle East Robert Serry concerning the ongoing crisis in Gaza; saying that he is “blaming others for his failure to achieve his mission in the Gaza strip.” The foreign ministry's statement condemned Serry’s inability to negotiate with Israeli officials, as they have been the occupying power in the...
  • #ShutDownAIPAC Protesters Raise Hezbollah Flag, Call For End Of Israel

    03/01/2015 5:25:25 PM PST · by absentee · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 3/1/15 | Amy Miller
    The nasty weather didn’t stop a group of around 60 anti-Israel activists from storming the steps of the Washington Convention Center and blocking at least one entrance to the conference grounds. Code Pink and other anti-Israeli groups went into a frenzy against AIPAC, the “Israel lobby,” and what they believe is the “Apartheid” State of Israel. I also saw harassment of men, women, and children who had done nothing to deserve it except make the mistake of revealing their conference badge before they reached the door. Those who were obviously religious Jews (based on their head coverings, clothing, and...
  • Egypt goes to war on ISIS, masses troops against Islamist Libyan stronghold at Darnah

    02/28/2015 6:21:11 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 26 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | February 28, 2015
    "Egypt goes to war on ISIS, masses troops against Islamist Libyan stronghold at Darnah" Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi has deployed his troops for all-out war on ISIS strongholds in Libya, the first Arab ruler to challenge the Islamists in a fellow Arab country .... Our Washington sources report that the Obama administration’s planned spring campaign to free Iraqi Mosul from the Islamic State’s occupation is stuck in the sand. Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike accuse the president of having no clear war strategy and of holding back from the US-led coalition the fighting manpower necessary for a successful operation. .......
  • GOP Platform: War Without End

    02/27/2015 6:29:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    If the sadists of ISIS are seeking -- with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians -- to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding. Repeatedly snapping the blood-red cape of terrorist atrocities in our faces has the Yankee bull snorting, pawing the ground, ready to charge again. "Nearly three-quarters of Republicans now favor sending ground troops into combat against the Islamic State," says a CBS News poll. The poll was cited in a New York Times story about how the voice of the hawk is ascendant again in the GOP....
  • Hamas Bulldozes Heritage Site For Use As Terror Training Camp

    04/16/2013 7:10:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 4/16/13 | staff
    UN Watch, an independent Geneva-based monitoring group, has sent a letter to UNESCO, calling on the international body to take immediate action to stop Hamas from bulldozing of a 3000-year-old Gaza harbor for use as a terrorist training camp. The partial destruction of the ancient Anthedon Harbor—which includes the ruins of a Roman temple and archaeological remains from the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras—follows its nomination as a World Heritage site.
  • Canada considers taking fight against ISIS to Libya, Syria

    02/21/2015 7:56:44 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | February 21, 2015
    Defence Minister Jason Kenney has indicated the government is not ruling out taking Canada's military mission against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group beyond Iraq — to Syria and Libya. Evan Solomon, host of CBC Radio's The House, asked Kenney about participating in missions in those countries. "Well, we're going to look at all of the options," Kenney said an interview broadcast Saturday. "Obviously there are practical limits to our ability to operate around the world, but we will look at our options to see where we can have the most impact, where we're most needed," he...
  • Why the U.S. will have to bail out Greece

    02/18/2015 11:21:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 18, 2015 | Matthew Lynn
    Fighting has flared up again in the Ukraine. The Egyptians are sending soldiers into Libya as another North African state collapses into chaos. The militants of Islamic State are spreading their influence across the region. You’d think Barack Obama might have bigger foreign policy issues to worry about than a small state of 10 million people on the eastern edges of the Mediterranean. But Greece may be about to turn from a European into an American problem. As the game of brinkmanship between the radical Syriza government elected last month and the European Union gets played out, it has become...
  • EU officials confirm Israel not fully briefed on Iran talks

    02/18/2015 5:23:17 AM PST · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 18, 2015, 3:08 pm | Avi Lewis
    US State Department reported to say Israelis would ‘twist details’ to undermine negotiations European officials have confirmed that the US State Department cautioned them against providing Israel with sensitive information on the current round of negotiations with Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The account came amid vehement denials by the White House and State Department that they had stopped updating Jerusalem on the progress in the talks, even though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted Monday that Israel was indeed being kept in the dark. The report quoted an unnamed European official involved...
  • White House: Israel 'cherry-picking' intel that distorts Iran talks

    02/18/2015 12:26:29 PM PST · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/18/15 02:34 PM EST | Martin Matishak
    The White House is accusing Israel of "cherry-picking" information that distorts the U.S. position in nuclear talks with Iran. “There's no question that some of the things that the Israelis have said in characterizing our negotiating position have not been accurate. There's no question about that,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said during a press briefing on Wednesday. "We've also been very clear about the fact that the United States is not going to be in a position of negotiating this agreement in public, particularly when we see that there is a continued practice of cherry-picking specific pieces of...
  • Obama Admin. Spokeswoman Says This Is the Key to Defeating Islamic State

    02/17/2015 7:10:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | february 16, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    The U.S. can’t defeat the Islamic State by “killing them,” State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Monday night. “We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war,” Harf said. Instead, she said the U.S. needs to focus on the “medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups,” such as...