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  • The Big Story: Russian Say 'White Helmets' Plan "Chemical Attack" In Syria And Shootdown Aftermath

    09/19/2018 3:53:03 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Militants and activists of the White Helmets continue fabricating the sham scenes that will feature the alleged use of chemical weapons inside the Idlib zone of de-escalation. The filming of these fakes are already taken place in some Syrian districts. Notably, the organizers forced the Syrians abducted previously in Idlib and Aleppo Governates to take part in the filming." Russian UN Ambassador Vasily Nebanzya at UN Security Council 9/18/2018 Russia is moving forward with Turkey to clear out a buffer zone in the Idlib region by October 15th. But the Russians also say jihadists are planning a fake attack using...
  • Putin dials back the rhetoric against Israel after downing of spy plane but still vows action

    09/19/2018 4:02:11 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/19/18 | USA Features
    Putin’s dialing down of the rhetoric is an effort to mask his intentions. He — Russia — still has the same foreign policy interests in Syria as he did before the plane was shot down, and those aren’t going to change anytime soon. When journalists asked him about the much more hostile statement of his Defense Ministry, which also vowed a retaliatory response, Putin stated clearly that it was “fully coordinated” with him (of course it was). He defined what ‘retaliatory’ meant. “The retaliatory measures will be directed above all to boosting the security of military men and installations in...
  • The Iran Deal’s Disastrous Legacy Has Nothing to Do with Nukes

    09/18/2018 6:45:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 2018 | Noah Rothmans
    In March, State Department veteran and former adviser to Barack Obama, Frederic Hof, bid farewell to public life with a stunning admission. Amid a confession regarding his failure to prevent the expansion of the Syrian civil war into a regional crisis, Hof laid the blame for that all-consuming conflict (as well as a notable uptick in Russian aggression) at the feet of Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. The administration sacrificed Syrian civilians and American credibility for the mistaken notion that Iran required appeasement in Syria as the price for a nuclear agreement,” Hof wrote. Today, with 500,000 dead, millions...
  • Why The U.S. Ranks At The Bottom In A Foreign Aid Index (According to this freelance writer)

    09/18/2018 1:55:22 PM PDT · by gattaca · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | September 18, 2018 | Joanne Lu
    The United States' commitment to global development does not look good compared with that of other wealthy countries — and it's likely to get worse. According to an annual index released Tuesday by the Center for Global Development that ranks 27 of the world's wealthiest countries, the U.S. scored dead last on foreign aid contributions and quality — despite being the largest donor in dollar amount. That's because in 2017, it allocated a mere 0.18 percent of its gross national income for development assistance. That is well short of the 0.7 percent that wealthy countries have committed to strive for...
  • Russia Threatens Israel with 'Retaliation' after Plane Shot Down in Syria

    09/18/2018 9:52:23 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 22 replies
    NN ^ | 09/18/18 | Jay Greenberg
    Russia has blamed Israel for the downing of one of its military planes in Syria and threatened "retaliation." An Ilyushin IL-20 aircraft was shot down by Syrian air defense missiles in what has been called a "friendly fire" incident. The Russian defense ministry has claimed that Israeli jets were attacking nearby targets and purposely "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it to fire from Syrian air defenses."
  • Bad Start for the New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

    09/14/2018 9:22:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/18 | Joseph Klein
    Hypocrisy appears to be the leading trait we can expect from high-ranking UN officials such as the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Sadly, Ms. Bachelet is no exception The new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has unfortunately continued the one-sided anti-Israel narrative that her anti-Semitic predecessor, Prince Zeid Raad Al Hussein, propagated whenever he got a chance. In her first speech to the UN Human Rights Council on September 10, 2018, Ms. Bachelet blamed Israel’s so-called “blockade” and its alleged “excessive use of force” for all the problems suffered by the Palestinians in Hamas-run Gaza. “Prospects...
  • Assad's curriculum: Hating Israel, ignoring Holocaust

    09/13/2018 12:08:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Ynet Israel | 07.12.18 | Daniel Salami
    Syrian school textbooks repeatedly accuse Israel of stealing lands in order to "fabricate Arab-Syrian history", and make no mention of Hezbollah or the Holocaust, according to a new study that provides information about school curriculum in Syria in the wake of the Syrian civil war. Marcus Sheff, commented on the textbook: "While Syrian children witness the civil war raging around them, their textbooks give no explanation for this war. There is no hope that Syria will moderate its traditional Ba'athist hostility towards Israel even after the end of this terrible civil war." One of the most serious accusations against Israel,...
  • Trump squeezes UNRWA, checkmates PLO and incentivises Jordan

    09/13/2018 8:52:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/13/18 | David Singer
    Bucking--not backing - Trump is a sure-fire recipe for committing political suicide President Trump has created a veritable diplomatic tsunami affecting the political fortunes of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Hamas and Jordan - with his decision to cease all future donations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) - currently US$360million per annum and comprising about 30% of UNRWA’s budget. The numbers of UNRWA-registered Palestinian Arab refugees in Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza have been increasing in leaps and bounds annually because they include all the descendants of those Palestinian Arabs caught up in the 1948...
  • The KGB's Middle East Files: Arab Palestinians in the service of Mother Russia

    09/11/2018 12:41:42 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Ynet Israel ^ | Nov 2016 | Ronen Bergman
    Secret KGB documents reveal just how deeply involved the Soviet Union was in the spilling of Israeli blood. The Russian spy agency provided Palestinian terror organizations with funds, training and arms, running agents like 'Krotov' - aka Mahmoud Abbas, 'Aref' - or Yasser Arafat, and 'Nationalist,' who was behind several plane hijackings long before 9/11. The genesis of the KGB’s developing ties with Palestinian terror organizations can be traced back to the end of the 1960s. The two most important KGB recruitments from the PLO during the second half of the 1970s were of people who still play a major...
  • Trump closing Palestinian mission in pro-Israel move

    09/10/2018 2:59:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Ass Press ^ | September 10, 2018 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is closing the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington, the latest U.S. blow against the Palestinians and an international court during the stalled Mideast peace process. Some things to know: THE GIST The administration’s move to close the PLO office in Washington is not directly connected to the Trump White House’s opposition to the International Criminal Court, although the administration is trying to link them. But the Trump administration is trotting out discussions about the two on the same day — Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year — in a move certain to inflame...
  • Trump officials to announce closure of Palestinian Liberation Organization office in DC: report

    09/10/2018 7:35:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/18 11:04 PM EDT | BRETT SAMUELS
    National security adviser John Bolton is expected to announced Monday that the U.S. will shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) office in Washington, D.C., The Wall Street Journal reported. “The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel,” Bolton is expected to say, according to a draft of his speech reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Bolton will reportedly threaten the International Criminal Court with sanctions if it carries out investigations into the U.S. and Israel. ADVERTISEMENT The action against the PLO, which serves as the main entity...
  • Trump cuts $25 million in aid for Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals

    09/08/2018 10:08:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 8, 2018 12:39 PM | David Brunnstrom, Ali Sawafta, Mayaan Lubell and Stephen Farrell
    U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered that $25 million earmarked for the care of Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of aid, a State Department official said on Saturday. Trump called for a review of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians earlier this year to ensure that the funds were being spent in accordance with national interests and were providing value to taxpayers. “As a result of that review, at the direction of the President, we will be redirecting approximately $25 million originally planned for the East Jerusalem Hospital Network,” the State Department official...
  • Gaza border: Arabs hang Trump, Netanyahu in effigy

    09/08/2018 9:56:11 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/9/18
    The weekly protest by Hamas-controlled Gaza Arabs along the border with Israel took a macabre twiest Friday as Donald Trump, Binyamin Netanyahu, and Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman were hanged in effigy. The current wave of disturbances on the Gaza border began in late March, following US President Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. .....
  • Russia/Assad Want To Bomb, Bomb Idlib, Turkey Doesn’t…It’s A Problem

    09/08/2018 7:10:27 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 8 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/8/18 | L Todd Wood
    As Russia and the Assad regime prepare to utterly destroy the remaining resistance to Shia rule in Syria, Turkey has stepped out of the bromance to attempt to halt the coming bloodshed, and possible chemical weapons use. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called for a ceasefire in the rebel-held region of Idlib in northwest Syria on Friday and said an anticipated government assault on insurgents there could result in a massacre. But Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said Moscow opposed a truce, and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani said Syria must regain control over all its territory, reported The Moscow Times. The three...
  • UN rights experts call on Iran to halt imminent executions of Iranian Kurds

    09/08/2018 5:34:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Kurdistan Human Rights Network ^ | 7 September 2018 | KHRN
    GENEVA (7 September 2018) – UN human rights experts* have appealed to Iran to halt the imminent executions of Iranian Kurd prisoners Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, amid serious concerns that they did not receive a fair trial and were tortured during pre-trial detention. They also reiterated calls to halt the execution of Mr. Ramin Hossein Panahi. “We urge the Government of Iran to immediately halt their executions and to annul the death sentences against them in compliance with its international obligations,” the experts said in a joint statement, following reports that they will be executed on 8 September.“We are alarmed...
  • QUAKER EVENT PROMOTES BLOOD LIBELS AGAINST ISRAEL

    09/07/2018 9:50:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/07/2018 | Andrew Harrod
    “This is not prison; this is a genocide,” stated an audience member following August 29 movie screenings concerning the Gaza Strip at the Washington, DC office of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). Typifying the Israel-hating audience of about 25 that filled FCNL’s small Capitol Hill presentation room, this woman’s comments demonstrated how Quakers at FCNL and beyond have joined the global demonization of Israel. The woman, a self-professed member of the radical anti-Israel organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), “was totally sickened” by the evening’s viewings of Gaza in Context and Gaza: A Gaping Wound. These two...
  • Iranian MP Berates Regime In Rare Show Of Truth In Iranian Parliament

    09/06/2018 7:58:21 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 4 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/6/18 | L Todd Wood
    In the Majlis (Iranian parliament) on September 4, 2018, Gholamreza Heydari, a representative from Tehran, in a rare show of truth, berated the Iranian regime for corruption and wasting the country’s future of futile terror efforts beyond its borders. Below is the translated text of some of his remarks… ———— … Our dear Iran is in a peculiar situation. The people’s lives have become harder and harder on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the Islamic Republic seems to have had a negative view of the world since the beginning of the revolution. This negative view of both domestic and international relations...
  • John Kerry: US 'Paid a Price' for Not Enforcing Obama's 'Red Line' in Syria

    09/04/2018 3:12:00 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/03/18 | Fox News Insider
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry said former President Barack Obama should have followed through on his infamous "red line" warning to Syria, and the United States "paid a price" as a result of Obama's inaction. Obama vowed in 2012 that if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime used chemical weapons on civilians, it would be a "game changer" for U.S. military involvement in Syria. But Obama failed to enforce the promise a year later when hundreds of Syrians were killed in a sarin gas attack, and he instead brokered a multi-nation deal in which Assad pledged to remove his chemical...
  • Israel Massively Increased Its Airstrikes In Syria In 2017-2018, According To New Report

    09/04/2018 4:40:14 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 8 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/4/18 | Seth Frantzman
    Israel carried out 200 airstrikes in Syria in a year and a half, according to a senior IDF source, The Jerusalem Post and Ynet reported. The reports on Tuesday reveal a massive increase in the number of airstrikes. According to the reports “In total, some 800 missiles and bombs were launched at targets on Syrian soil, the majority by IAF fighter jets.” Of particular interest is the fact that in August 2017 a report in August 2017 in which Israel Air Force commander Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel said Israel had carried out at least 100 strikes in the last five years...
  • Palestinians, Jordanians slam confederation ‘conspiracy’

    09/05/2018 5:35:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | September 4, 2018 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    “Abbas is apparently prepared to give up his job as president of Palestine to become the mayor of a local municipal council in a Jordanian province,” commented a Ramallah-based senior official. Many Palestinians and Jordanians have expressed surprise over the renewed talk about a Palestinian-Jordanian confederation, saying they believe the idea is being floated as part of US President Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-unveiled plan for peace in the Middle East. They also warned that the proposed confederation was part of an Israeli-American “conspiracy” aimed at preventing the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and turning Jordan into the homeland of the...