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  • 'Iran poised to replace ISIS across Middle East'

    02/19/2018 2:03:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/2/18 | David Rosenberg
    ublic Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) warned that Iran is poised to supplant ISIS across Syria following the Islamic State’s military defeats over the past year, and urged the US to intervene to prevent Tehran from cementing its foothold in the war-torn state. Speaking at the Conference of Presidents’ 42nd annual Leadership Mission to Israel in Jerusalem on Monday, Erdan warned that while ISIS had been weakened militarily, Iran is positioning itself to reap the benefits. “Iran will replace ISIS,” said Erdan. “There’s a need for greater American involvement in making sure that Iran does not turn Syria into a...
  • Trump's envoy blasts 'cowardly' Hamas

    02/18/2018 2:43:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/18 | Elad Benari
    Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump's Special Representative for International Negotiations, on Sunday evening condemned Gaza’s Hamas leaders in the wake of the recent attacks on Israel. “HAMAS hides improvised explosive device to attack Israeli soldiers & is shooting rockets at Israel again! Such cowardly acts will only escalate violence, not build the prosperous society the people of Gaza deserve!” he tweeted. .....
  • Israeli Air Force strikes six Gaza targets following border attack

    02/17/2018 12:23:22 PM PST · by Lera · 20 replies
    J Post ^ | February 17, 2018
    IAF targets included a Hamas tunnel and military facilities. he Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck six Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday evening in response to the detonation of an explosive device on the Gaza border earlier in the day that wounded four IDF soldiers, two severely. Targets included a Hamas-built terror tunnel from the Zeitoun neighborhood of Gaza towards Israeli territory, a Hamas military facility in Netzarim and a further military facility in the Khan Younis neighborhood. Earlier Saturday, two IDF soldiers were severely wounded and two others moderately and lightly wounded after the device was detonated...
  • Iran president slams US recognition of Jerusalem as capital [of Israel]

    02/16/2018 7:54:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2018 5:42 AM EST
    Iran’s president has strongly criticized the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and urged Muslims to support the Palestinian cause. Hassan Rouhani also lashed out at the United States for imposing a ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries. He was addressing a congregation after Friday prayers at Mecca Masjid in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad during his three-day visit to India. Rouhani called for unity between the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam. …
  • Tillerson Says US Mideast Peace Plan ‘Fairly Well Advanced’

    02/16/2018 4:26:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2-16-18
    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Photo: Wikicommons. The US administration’s work on a new Middle East peace plan is “fairly well advanced” and President Donald Trump will decide when to announce it, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday during a visit to Jordan. Tillerson also signed a five-year aid package that extends US support to Jordan, a key regional ally, despite Trump’s threat to withhold support from states opposed to his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Commenting on the peace plan, Tillerson said: “I have seen the plan. … It’s been under development...
  • A "settler" responds to President Trump

    02/15/2018 2:45:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/18 | Yonatan Behar
    President Trump, please don't fall for FAKE NEWS! In your recent interview with the Yisrael HaYom newspaper, you answered a question about settlements by saying: "We will be talking about settlements. The settlements are something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace, so I think Israel has to be very careful with the settlements." When I read this, I was puzzled. Was this President Trump being interviewed, or was it President Obama?! President Trump! The settlements are NOT "something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace"! This is FAKE NEWS! The exact opposite is...
  • Abbas Tells Putin: 'We Refuse to Cooperate With U.S. in Any Form'; Putin: Trump Sends Best Wishes

    02/12/2018 7:35:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb 12, 2018
    Putin mentioned the call with Trump at the start of his meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Monday. He said: "Naturally we spoke about the Palestinian-Israeli settlement" and told Abbas: "I would like to convey to you his best wishes." Putin met Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu exactly two weeks ago in Moscow. Russia has managed to maintain robust relations with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority government, as well as Israeli rivals Syria and Iran.
  • The Disruptive Regional Role of Iran’s Ideology

    02/12/2018 2:06:35 PM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Asharq al Awsat ^ | Feb. 12, 20018
    On December 8, 2017, the leader of Iraq’s Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Qais al-Khazali paid a visit to the Lebanese-Israeli border to inspect Lebanese “Hezbollah” resistance positions and to issue a threat to the southern neighbor. In a leaked video, he was shown as saying: “We are here with ‘Hezbollah’ and we announce our complete readiness to stand side by side with the Lebanese people and Palestinian cause against the Israeli occupation.” Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, or Khazali Network, is affiliated with Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). -excerpt- His statement however demonstrated the common interests of pro-Iran regional militias to allow Tehran...
  • Major Boycotting of Pro-regime Rallies Marking the Anniversary 0f 1979 Revolution

    02/12/2018 12:16:36 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    Feb 11 is normally a day for rallies all over the country in Iran. It is the anniversary of the Islamic revolution. All over the country, people boycotted the rallies. The regime did their best to scare people in participating, threatening punishment & threatening people's jobs for not participating. School children & their teachers were forced to participate. Many of those who were forced were reluctant to join in, as videos showed only a small group answering to the calls for chants on loudspeakers. As usual, the regime sent buses to transport people to rallies in other cities to try...
  • Israel Says U.S. Not in Syrian ‘Game’ as Russia Seen Dominant

    02/12/2018 3:33:23 AM PST · by NorseViking · 6 replies
    Israel is counting on Russian President Vladimir Putin to keep confrontations with Iran and Syria from spiraling into war as the Trump administration mostly watches from the sidelines, a senior aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “The American part of the equation is to back us up,” but the U.S. currently “has almost no leverage on the ground,” Michael Oren, Netanyahu’s deputy minister for public diplomacy and a former ambassador to Washington, said in a phone interview Sunday. “America did not ante up in Syria. It’s not in the game.”
  • How Mahmoud Abbas lost his marbles

    02/11/2018 4:30:03 PM PST · by Lera · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/18 | Jack Engelhard
    What’s today – Sunday? That’s the day Mahmoud Abbas threatened to cut off all ties with Israel. On Friday, he threatened to cut off all ties with the United States. On Thursday, he threatened to go to the Security Council to have Israel and the United States cut off from the United Nations. On Wednesday, he threatened to go before the ICC, International Criminal Court to have everybody cut off and arrested. On Tuesday, through his propaganda minister Saeb Erekat who told her to “shut up,” Abbas threatened to cut off all ties with Nikki Haley. On Monday, he threatened...
  • Israel Downs Iranian Drone, Strikes Syria; Israeli F-16 Shot Down

    02/10/2018 2:03:07 AM PST · by Spiridon · 30 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2/10/2018 | Yaniv Kubovich, Jack Khoury, Noa Landau and Noa Shpigel
    One pilot in serious condition * Israel attacks Syrian, Iranian targets in fresh strike * Rocket sirens sound throughout northern Israel An Israeli F-16 was downed Saturday morning after Israel intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria into Israeli territory. According to the Israeli army, Syrian anti-aircraft missiles targeted the jet after Israel responded to the infiltration of the drone with a strike in Syria. The two F-16 pilots ejected as the plane went down in northern Israel. The pilots were taken to the hospital in stable condition. One of the pilots is in serious condition. Following the downing of...
  • Syria shoots down Israeli warplane as conflict escalates

    02/10/2018 10:15:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has crashed after being hit by Syrian air defences during an offensive in Syria, the Israeli military says. The two pilots parachuted to safety before the crash in northern Israel. It is believed to be the first time Israel has lost a jet in the Syrian conflict. The plane was hit during air strikes in response to an Iranian drone launch into Israeli territory, Israel says. The drone was shot down. Israel later launched further strikes in Syria. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) say they hit aerial defence batteries and Iranian military sites in the...
  • Saudi Arabia’s Top Cleric: Fighting Jews Forbidden, Hamas a Terror group

    11/19/2017 5:39:32 PM PST · by smileyface · 56 replies
    United with Israel ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | United with Israel Staff
    The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia issued a ruling forbidding war against the Jews and proclaiming that Hamas is a terror group. The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, issued a surprising religious ruling, saying that fighting against Israel was inappropriate and that Hamas is a “terror organization.” The Muslim cleric issued the ruling while answering a question on a television program regarding the Palestinian riots surrounding the Temple Mount in July, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported. Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara welcomed the unexpected decision and invited the Mufti to visit Israel.
  • (Flashback) Syria's Bashar Assad: First We'll Deal with the Rebels, Then Israel

    02/06/2018 12:40:11 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Aug 2015 | Judah Ari Gross
    “The real tools Israel uses today, more important than the most recent strikes, are the terrorists in Syria,” Assad told the Al-Manar TV station, run by his Lebanese ally group Hezbollah. “What they are doing is far more dangerous than what Israel has done recently. “This is the core issue,” he continued. “If we want to fight Israel, we must first deal with its emissaries in Syria.” Israel said the Iranian Revolutionary Guards planned the Thursday attack, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad carried it out. According to a senior Israeli security official, it was Saeed Izadi, the head of the...
  • Jordan’s King Sees a Possible ‘Lack of Understanding of Islam’ in Washington

    02/06/2018 2:46:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2018 | 4:30 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Islam is “not a religion of hate,” Jordan’s King Abdullah said in a recent interview, arguing that there was perhaps a “lack of understanding” of the religion in Washington. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria asked Abdullah — in an interview filmed in Davos last month but aired on Sunday — about President Trump’s stated view during the 2016 election campaign that “I think Islam hates us.” “By ‘us,’ I think he meant America,” Zakaria said. “In your conversations with President Trump, have you tried to persuade him that that was not the case?” “Absolutely, to all Americans,” Abdullah replied. “And whether I’m...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem[tr]

    02/04/2018 12:35:27 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 02/04/2018 | Robert Spencer
    full title: TurkeyÂ’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing TrumpÂ’s recognition of Jerusalem as IsraelÂ’s capital. The United StatesÂ’ controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is expected to dominate talks between President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan and Pope Francis on the presidentÂ’s first trip to the Vatican on Sunday. According to presidential sources, ErdoÄźan will thank Pope Francis for his stance against U.S. President Donald TrumpÂ’s decision and his efforts to protect the status quo in the holy city. The Turkish president previously expressed his appreciation to Pope Francis who strongly opposed the bitterly-contested move...
  • Remarkable: With Cairo's Approval, Israeli Planes Bombing ISIS Targets in Egypt

    02/05/2018 10:04:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/05/2018 | Rick Moran
    The New York Times is reporting that there is a "secret alliance" between Egypt and Israel to combat ISIS along the Sinai border between the two countries.The report claims that Israel has flown more than 100 missions in the last two years, striking targets in the terrorists' stronghold in Egypt with the full knowledge and cooperation of Cairo's government. Egypt appeared unable to stop them, so Israel, alarmed at the threat just over the border, took action. For more than two years, unmarked Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign, conducting more than 100...
  • Soros denies he is behind anti-deportation protests

    02/04/2018 4:27:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/18 | Tzvi Lev
    American Jewish billionaire George Soros denied accusations by Prime Minister Netanyahu blaming him for financing protests against Israel's planned deportation of African migrants. On Sunday, Netanyahu alleged that Soros was behind the series of anti-deportation protests at a cabinet meeting. "George Soros is also funding the protests,” Netanyahu said, telling ministers that former US President Obama "deported two million infiltrators and they didn’t say anything". Netanyahu then shared a link to an article by the conservative Hebrew-language website Mida on his Facebook page which claimed that a Soros-linked organization has raised more than NIS 600,000 to stop the deportations. "This...
  • TIME FOR GREENBLATT TO WALK AWAY-Will Trump, chief peace negotiator accept "peace process" is dead?

    02/02/2018 4:14:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 2, 2018 | Caroline Glick
    Unless Trump intends to humiliate himself and America and sell Israel down the river like his predecessors did, the peace process will not be resuscitated. On Tuesday in Bethlehem, the Palestinians demonstrated the choice the Americans now face in their dealings with Fatah – the supposedly moderate PLO faction that controls the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. President Donald Trump and his advisers can play by Fatah’s rules or they can walk away. On Tuesday a delegation of diplomats from the US Consulate in Jerusalem came to Bethlehem to participate in a meeting of the local chamber of commerce. When...