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  • Zuckerberg testimony undermines Facebook stance in terrorism case: U.S. court filing

    04/16/2018 11:02:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2018 | by Jonathan Stempel
    A lawyer for victims of terrorist attacks in Israel on Monday urged a federal appeals court to revive their lawsuit against Facebook Inc, saying Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony undermined the social media company’s argument that it bore no responsibility for content on its platforms. Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, “severely contradicted critical factual positions” that the company took to win dismissal last May of the $3 billion lawsuit by victims and relatives of American victims of Hamas attacks, according to a filing with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. “The district court was presented with, and made...
  • Warren Joins the Jackals, Slams Israel for Defending Itself Against Terror

    04/13/2018 7:10:17 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 13, 2018 | Adam Kredo
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has called on the Israeli government to show "restraint" amid what has now been weeks of protests by Hamas terrorists who have swarmed the Israeli border and stoked violence. "I am deeply concerned about the deaths and injuries in Gaza," Warren was quoted as saying. "As additional protests are planned for the coming days, the Israel Defense Forces should exercise restraint and respect the rights of Palestinians to peacefully protest." The quote is likely to rankle the pro-Israel community, which has become increasingly strained with the Democratic Party as lawmakers such as Warren adopt a...
  • Hamas: Demand to surrender weapons is 'aggression' against us

    04/12/2018 9:52:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/18
    Hamas spokesperson Hazem Kassem slammed US Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt for saying that Hamas should relinquish control of Gaza. "American envoy Jason Greenblatt's attack on Hamas and its leadership, and its demand that the movement surrender its weapons, are a continuation of the American partnership with the occupation, with aggression against our people," Maariv cited Kassem as saying. "This provides coverage for its crimes, use the terms of the occupation itself, and prove his participation in the Israeli propaganda apparatus, which justifies the continuation of the cruel Israeli siege on Gaza." Kassem's words come in response...
  • Israel says slain journalist was a Hamas spy. The U.S. had just approved a grant for his company.

    04/10/2018 9:31:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2018 | Loveday Morris and Hazem Balousha
    Israel’s defense minister said Tuesday that a Palestinian journalist who was shot dead by Israeli troops on the Israel­-Gaza border was a Hamas operative, although the media production company he founded had recently been vetted for a U.S. government grant. Yaser Murtaja, the co-founder of Ain Media, was shot as he filmed protests at the border fence Friday. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that Murtaja, who used drones to film in the course of his work, was giving drone footage of Israeli positions to Hamas, was the equivalent of a captain in the group’s military wing and had been on...
  • Tim Kaine: Trump Is "Clearly Panicked" About Mueller Probe

    04/10/2018 7:34:14 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 45 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 4-10-2018 | Tim Hains
    On Tuesday's 'Morning Joe' on MSNBC, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine warned that Democrats would view any attempt by the president to fire Robert Mueller or signal plans to issue pardons "as the president pushing the nation into a constitutional crisis." (snip) BRZEZINSKI: So the president calls this a witch hunt. He says they didn't find anything. And he really was quite defensive yesterday about -- that this was a sad situation and he's not sure whether or not Mueller will be fired. Are you concerned that this investigation could be thwarted? KAINE: Yes. I think the president is clearly panicked....
  • Paris condemns Israeli army's 'indiscriminate fire' in Gaza

    04/08/2018 9:42:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    AFP via ^ | 8 April 2018 03:33 CEST+02:00
    France on Saturday condemned “indiscriminate fire” by the Israeli army in the latest border clashes that left nine Palestinians dead in the Gaza strip. “France reiterates its strong disapproval of the indiscriminate fire of the Israeli army. All possible light must be shed on these serious events,” Agnes von der Muhll, spokeswoman for the French foreign ministry, said in a statement. […] “France calls on the authorities concerned to exercise the utmost restraint and stresses that the use of force must be proportionate, in accordance with international humanitarian law to prevent further victims,” the statement added. …
  • Israel Warns Hamas – Do Not Attack Our Border

    04/05/2018 9:10:50 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | April 5, 2018 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Warns Hamas – Do Not Attack Our BorderBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — April 5, 2018 … The Israel Defense Forces is warning the international terror group Hamas, its supporters and all who cooperate with Hamas not to approach Israel’s border with Gaza. “We will protect our borders from being breached and protect our civilians in the face of terror,” said IDF Major Keren Hajioff. “The IDF will not allow any breach of the security fence, which protects Israeli civilians, and will continue to operate in order to prevent terrorists who are involved in these acts of...
  • FBI CITIZENS' ACADEMIES An Eye-Opening Experience

    10/27/2009 12:35:08 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 250+ views ^ | 10/26/09 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "For more than 15 years, our local Citizens’ Academies have given some 10,000 community leaders an up-close and personal look at the mission and capabilities of the FBI—and changed plenty of hearts and minds along the way. Why is that so important to us? Because by building stronger partnerships with civic leaders, we are better able to do our jobs. The graduates of our Citizens' Academies enable us stay better attuned to the needs and issues of our communities, are more willing to pick up the phone and call us with information that could help solve or prevent crimes,...
  • Here Are the Hamas Terrorists, Bernie Sanders Called Non-Violent Protesters

    04/03/2018 3:18:54 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Front Page ^ | April 3, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bernie Sanders doubled down on his smear of Israel during his CNN appearance. On both Twitter and CNN, the anti-Israel National Socialist insisted that Israel had killed non-violent protesters. Here are the non-violent Hamas terrorist protesters.
  • The newest Hamas recruit: A 7-year-old girl

    04/01/2018 4:14:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/18 | Uzi Baruch
    Video A seven-year-old girl was sent by Hamas into Israel, to face the IDF forces stationed along the border fence with Gaza. The IDF confirmed that the suspected terrorist was a young girl, received her, and ensured that she returned safely to her parents. "The Hamas terror organization cynically uses women and children, sending them to the border and endangering their lives," an IDF spokesman said. Approximately 17,000 Gazans are protesting in five locations along the Gaza-Israel border. The protest is part of the planned "march of return," and participants are burning tires, and throwing firebombs and stones at...
  • UN chief calls for independent investigation into Gaza deaths

    03/31/2018 4:11:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/3/18
    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an "independent and transparent investigation" after 16 Gazans were killed and hundreds more wounded during clashes with the Israeli military, a spokesman said. The IDF has confirmed that at least ten of the 16 were terrorists. Guterres' call came as the UN Security Council heard fears of a further escalation in the violence in the Gaza during emergency talks. "The Secretary-General calls for an independent and transparent investigation into these incidents," said a statement by Guterres' deputy spokesman Farhan Haq, which also reaffirmed "the readiness" of the world body to...
  • UNRWA official: 'Right of return' will be achieved by force [i.e. of Arabs to 'Palestine']

    03/30/2018 7:18:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 03/30/18 06:44 | Dalit Halevi
    The Hamas-affiliated newspaper Felesteen reported that the head of the UNRWA workers’ union in Gaza, Amir al-Mishal, said in his speech to the demonstrators that “the people who gathered here came to express their right to return.” He added that “rights are not received with supplication, but must be obtained by force.” Mishal called on the international community to assume its legal, moral and humanitarian responsibility for UNRWA until the return of refugees to their land, homeland and homes. He praised the Palestinian Arabs who will participate in “peaceful” demonstrations on Friday and in the so-called large-scale “March of the...
  • (Flashback)Britain to expel Israeli diplomat over ‘Mossad’ assassination in Dubai

    03/30/2018 5:35:10 AM PDT · by granada · 1 replies
    the Telegraph UK ^ | 23 Mar 2010 | Rosa Prince
    Britain will expel an Israeli diplomat over the use of cloned British passports in the killing of a senior Hamas commander in Dubai. Ron Proser, the Israeli Ambassador to London, was summoned to the Foreign Office on Monday to be told the results of an inquiry into the murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, whose body was discovered in a luxury Dubai hotel room on January 20. Several members of the team suspected of killing him were found to be travelling on passports cloned from documents belonging to British citizens living in Israel. Other passports had been stolen from Irish, German, Australian...
  • German FM urges Palestinians 'not to tear down bridges'

    03/26/2018 7:35:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 26, 2018 9:21 AM EDT
    Germany’s new foreign minister has urged the Palestinians “not to tear down bridges,” an apparent reference President Mahmoud Abbas’ contentious relationship with the U.S. and political rival Hamas. Heiko Maas spoke Monday, after meeting with Abbas and the Palestinian foreign minister. Maas says the new German government remains committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Trump administration has refused to make such a commitment. …
  • Palestinian Arabs: Remove the Americans from Ramallah

    03/23/2018 1:05:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/18 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian Arabs demonstrated in Ramallah on Thursday, demanding the closure of the America House which, is operated by the U.S. consulate in eastern Jerusalem and located in the city of Ramallah. The role of the America House, which is established in 2010, is to disseminate American culture. The protesters demanded the removal of American workers and the closure of their offices, in protest of the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and its intention to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by mid-May, in time for Israel’s 70th Independence Day....
  • Gaza blast: Explosion strikes Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah’s convoy

    03/13/2018 5:40:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    The explosion went off shortly after the convoy entered Gaza through the Erez crossing with Israel. The Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was unharmed and went on to inaugurate a long-awaited sewage plant project in the northern part of the strip. Fatah quickly held Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers responsible for the "cowardly attack" on the convoy, further escalating tensions between the bitter rival factions. Three of the vehicles in Hamdallah's convoy were damaged, their windows blown out. One had signs of blood on the door. Hamas confirmed an explosion struck the convoy but said no injuries were reported. It condemned...
  • Islamic Jihad Terrorist Accidentally Blows Himself Up during “Preparation for Battle”

    03/12/2018 3:41:11 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 28 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 12, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    A 27-year-old Arab Terrorist from the Saraya al-Quds cell, a branch of Islamic Jihad, was killed in an accidental explosion in the northern Gaza Strip, said Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run Health Ministry said on Saturday. Islamic Jihad said the terrorist, who was identified as Ibrahim Frahat, died “while preparing for battle,” making no mention of an “accidental explosion.” During the explosion, two other Arabs from Gaza were injured. Major General Yoav Mordechai, the head of the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), said that Frahat died while “manufacturing weapons and ammunition for Islamic Jihad in...
  • Obama’s forgotten back channel to Hamas

    03/08/2018 12:18:24 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 8, 2018 | Jordan Schachtel
    Back-channel diplomacy is neither new nor illegal. snip Erik Prince, who is close to several members of the Trump administration, set up the back channel with a Russian tied to the Kremlin, the report alleges. Prince reportedly met in Seychelles with the Putin-tied official and a UAE lobbyist to discuss future U.S.-Russia relations. Notably, Prince has never taken a position in the administration. The back-channel allegations are far removed from the original “collusion” allegations put forward by much of the legacy media. Even if it turns out to be true, there does not appear to be anything illegal or unprecedented...
  • IDF concerned as Gazans establish tent cities on Israeli border

    Hundreds of tents are to be erected near the Gaza-Israel border for a six-week protest, officials said Thursday, in what may stir fresh tensions with Israeli forces. Gaza families are to set up hundreds of tents -- possibly thousands - for the protests running from March 30 to May 15, organizers said. Protesters plan to call for the granting of a right of return for millions of so-called “Palestinian refugees” across the Middle East. Organizers said the families could stay in the tents for prolonged periods, with youth and community activities planned. The demonstration has the backing of all political...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Egypt

    03/04/2018 9:58:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    al-Jazeera ^ | Sunday, March 4, 2018 | news agencies
    Saudi Arabia's crown prince arrived in Egypt as he begins his first official trip overseas since assuming the powerful role last June. Mohammed bin Salman, 33, was greeted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as he disembarked from the plane on Sunday. After meeting with Egyptian officials during his three-day visit, Prince Mohammed - known as MBS - will head to the United Kingdom before making a final stop in Washington DC. His visit comes a day after Egypt's top court upheld a deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The agreement was first announced during a...