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  • Putin Reportedly Sending 150,000 Troops To Syria To Wipe Out ISIS

    10/04/2015 5:54:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 182 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | October 4, 2015 | By ANI
    LONDON: Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to wipe out the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The Daily Star, he is apparently mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group's stronghold of Raqqa. Raqqa is the self-declared capital of ISIS which is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members. Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists whom he conscripted into the military earlier this week.
  • Egypt says Russia's intervention in Syria will counter terrorism

    10/03/2015 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 3rd, 2015 | by Eric Knecht
    Russia's intervention in Syria will curtail the spread of terrorism and help deal a fatal blow to Islamic State in the war-torn country, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday. Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades, marking a dramatic escalation in a more than four-year-old civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake. "Russia's entrance, given its potential and capabilities, is something we see is going to have an effect on limiting terrorism in Syria and eradicating it," Shoukry said in a televised interview...
  • House Of Bribes: How The United States Led The Way To A Nuclear Iran

    10/01/2015 10:53:25 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | New Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Executive Summary The Iranian nuclear deal is a full capitulation to Iran’s terrorist mastermind Mullahs, and the latest in a series of betrayals of the American people and allies by the Obama administration. At the highest level of the administration, Barack Obama’s Senior Advisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, prioritized rapprochement with the terror state. Throughout the process and negotiations, she had the backing of billionaire investor (and Obama-backer) George Soros, and his multi-headed network of tax-exempt foundations. Their efforts were driven by deep-rooted anti-Semitism and personal greed. Meanwhile, since the mid-1990s, a small but very connected Iranian lobby (funded, in...

    10/01/2015 8:19:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2015Washington | JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    Breitbart News has learned that President Obama called Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power into a video conference before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. “Ambassador Power and Secretary Kerry were unable to attend Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before the General Assembly because they were called into a meeting with President Obama, which they participated in via video teleconference,” a State Department Official told Breitbart News. Although they were both in New York for the United Nations General Assembly meetings, the two high-ranking...
  • Obama Twice Refused to Block Palestinian State

    10/01/2015 4:13:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 10/1/2015, 6:26 PM | Nitsan Keidar
    While the hostilities between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama have long been an open secret, the depth of the breakdown in relations between the two was demonstrated on Wednesday, as it was revealed Obama twice refused to veto a UN resolution establishing a Palestinian state. Politico revealed Thursday that Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid asked White House chief of staff Denis McDonough twice this year to have Obama publicly announce he would veto a UN Security Council call establishing “Palestine.” On both occasions, Obama flatly ignored the request. Reid had made the requests in an...
  • Ya'alon Hints Russia 'Shouldn't Test' Israel in Syria

    09/29/2015 3:16:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/9/15 | Uzi Baruch
    "On the northern border, in Syria, there has been unrest for four years now,” said Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon Tuesday. “Despite this, we have been able to keep this threat away from the residents of the Golan Heights and the North. "We have been following a very clear policy,” he added. “In this matter, we are intolerant toward any breach of our sovereignty. There are other developments in Syria, as well, like the Russian presence and the Iranian presence. That is in northern Syria. But we made clear to the Russians that we have no intention of abandoning our ability...
  • Saudi royal calls for regime change in Riyadh

    09/28/2015 11:31:10 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 9-28-2015 | Hugh Miles
    A senior Saudi prince has launched an unprecedented call for change in the country’s leadership, as it faces its biggest challenge in years in the form of war, plummeting oil prices and criticism of its management of Mecca, scene of last week’s hajj tragedy. The prince, one of the grandsons of the state’s founder, Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, has told the Guardian that there is disquiet among the royal family – and among the wider public – at the leadership of King Salman, who acceded the throne in January.
  • AP Interview: Egypt’s leader says country in ‘ferocious war’

    09/27/2015 12:32:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 1:44 AM EDT | Edith M. Lederer and John Daniszewski
    Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in an interview that the Mideast region needs to cooperate to defeat a worsening terrorist threat that has led to a “ferocious war” in Egypt and created the danger of some countries “sliding into failure.” In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press Saturday night, el-Sissi also said that Syria should not be divided after its civil war, that the Egyptian military needs to be “augmented” to defeat terrorists fighting in the Sinai and Western Desert, and that efforts should be renewed to solve the Palestinian issue and expand Egypt’s nearly 40-year-peace with Israel to...
  • Israeli, Russian Armies to Form Joint Committee on Syria Actions

    09/22/2015 1:29:18 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 59 replies ^ | Sep 22, 2015 3:05 AM | Gili Cohen
    Israeli, Russian Armies to Form Joint Committee on Syria Actions Committee will coordinate naval and aerial activities, military chiefs agree in Moscow meeting. Gili Cohen Sep 22, 2015 3:05 AM The Israeli and Russian militaries will form a joint committee to coordinate their activities in Syria, Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov agreed in a meeting in Moscow on Monday evening. The committee, which will be headed by the countries' deputy chiefs of staff, would coordinate both naval and aerial activities, as well as electro-magnetic activities, to avoid interference in electronic warfare, a...
  • Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas - assumption sanctions will be lifted,

    09/22/2015 6:14:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 21, 2015 | Avi Issacharoff
    Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas Operating on assumption sanctions will be lifted, Tehran increases support to proxies, Avi Issacharoff September 21, 2015 On Sunday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, arrived in Iran for talks on the nuclear agreement, as part of what appears to be an attempt by the UN nuclear watchdog to evaluate whether Iran ran a military nuclear program in the past. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Amano is expected to meet with various Iranian...
  • Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas

    09/21/2015 2:59:59 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 21, 2015 | Avi Issacharoff
    On Sunday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, arrived in Iran for talks on the nuclear agreement, as part of what appears to be an attempt by the UN nuclear watchdog to evaluate whether Iran ran a military nuclear program in the past.
  • Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas

    09/21/2015 6:46:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9-21-15 | AVI ISSACHAROFF
    On Sunday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, arrived in Iran for talks on the nuclear agreement, as part of what appears to be an attempt by the UN nuclear watchdog to evaluate whether Iran ran a military nuclear program in the past. Amano is expected to meet with various Iranian nuclear scientists for answers on this very subject. On December 15, ahead of the lifting of crippling economic sanctions on Tehran, he is slated to present the world with definitive answers that will determine whether Iran complied with the terms of a nuclear deal signed...
  • Obama's alleged intelligence fraud began with 2012 election: Intel chairman

    09/19/2015 10:11:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 19, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    Gen. Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, is highly critical of the Obama administration's foreign policy. The intelligence community's alleged intelligence fraud to benefit resident Barack Obama and his national security team began earlier than originally suspected. According to Fox News Channel's Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge on Saturday, the manipulation of the intelligence reported by several media outlets is suspected of beginning in 2012. At that time Obama was running for re-election against Republican Mitt Romney and the reports on Islamic terrorism were favorable for the incumbent Obama ... In addition, the most "transparent administration" in...
  • Hamas Threatens to Hang Abbas

    09/19/2015 4:40:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/9/15 | DAlit Halevi
    Mahmoud al-Zahar, a member of the Hamas politburo and a senior official in the terrorist organization, threatened violence against the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Friday despite the unity agreement between the two groups sealed last April. Speaking at a massive rally in Gaza's Khan Younis organized by Hamas in support of the Islamist rioters attacking police on the Temple Mount, al-Zahar slammed the PA for not openly conducting attacks against Israel. "If (Hamas's) Al-Qassam Brigades, (Islamic Jihad's) Al-Quds Brigades and the forces of the struggle were to adopt the policies and the leaders and countries around them, they wouldn't be...
  • The Terror Masters Revisited

    08/16/2004 6:23:27 AM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies · 668+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8-16-04 | Michael Ledeen
    Saturday's Washington Post had an article which quotes the usual unnamed intelligence sources saying that they are surprised to discover that al Qaeda has "reconstituted" itself. This surprise derives from, inter alia, the computer data found recently in Pakistan, intelligence sources (both ours and friends'), and simply looking at the range of activities in which the terrorists engage. This surprise is, as usual, unsettling, since it has been quite clear for some time now that al Qaeda and the other major terrorist groups — Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Jamaa, etc. — are all working together, and have been ever since...

    We must not mistake her: The Nobel peace prize laureate is no “peace activist.” She identifies in absolute terms with Hamas, despite the fact that she knows that it is an anti-Semitic organization that has insisted on continued violence, openly preaches for the annihilation of the Jews and supports global jihad and the Islamic conquest of the entire free world. I am merely worried about the children of Gaza, said Nobel peace prize laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire in court, and we almost wanted to send her flowers. Worry about the fate of children, as such, is important. But Maguire couldn’t...
  • Why Jeremy Corbyn Scares British Jews So Much

    09/17/2015 3:55:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies ^ | September 13, 2015 | Liam Hoare
    His politics are that of principled rebellion. Between 2005 and 2010, when Labour was in government, Corbyn voted against party lines 25% of the time. Known for his anti-war politics, he has publicly supported both the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Irish republicans. In 1996 the Guardian editorialized that his ill-timed meeting with Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein made him “a fool whom the Labour Party would probably be better off without.” Now, with the party in disarray, Corbyn has come out of obscurity to become Labour’s next leader — and British Jewry is worried. In a recent Survation poll, 67%...
  • Netanyahu Promises 'New Standard of Deterrence'

    09/15/2015 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/9/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an emergency security meeting at his office in Jerusalem on Tuesday night, after the wave of terror attacks in Jerusalem over the Rosh Hashanah holiday including massive riots on the Temple Mount and a lethal rock attack. "We will fight through all means necessary against rock throwers, firebomb and pipe bomb throwers, and those who shoot fireworks to harm citizens and police officers," said Netanyahu. "On the eve of the holiday it was again proven that rock throwing can kill," he added. "These activities will meet a very strong response of punishment and prevention. We...
  • Putin Defends Russian Military Aid to Syria

    09/15/2015 11:21:33 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 15, 2015 | By ANDREW E. KRAMER
    MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin on Tuesday forcefully defended Russia’s military assistance to Syria, describing it as aid for a government fighting “terrorist aggression” and saying the migrant crisis in Europe would be far worse without it. The United States has expressed concern about a recent Russian airlift to Syria that is believed to have included military hardware and soldiers. “If Russia had not supported Syria, the situation in this country would have been worse than in Libya,” Mr. Putin said, and the flood of refugees would have been even higher.” Pentagon officials say that Russia has sent some...
  • Israel considers natural gas pipeline to Gaza Strip

    09/14/2015 5:30:51 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 13 Sept 2015 | Elior Levy
    Proposed by Qatar, the pipeline would connect Israel to Gaza's power plant and relieve electricity shortage there; Qatar and Palestinian Authority to finance project.
  • Hizbullah planner of ’96 Khobar Towers bombing arrested in Beirut

    08/27/2015 6:04:47 PM PDT · by Larry - Moe and Curly · 21 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 8/27/15 | Special to
    The mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack that killed 19 Americans has been captured, U.S. and Saudi officials said on Aug. 26. The arrest of Ahmed al-Mughassil, who was described by the FBI in 2001 as the leader of the armed wing of the Saudi Hizbullah group, was one of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists. The arrest concluded a nearly two-decade manhunt.
  • U.S. and Iran Both Conflict and Converge

    09/14/2015 2:37:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 9/13/15 | TIM ARANGO, DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    **SNIP** But though the United States and Iran each face domestic pressures against closer relations, some analysts see a more collaborative relationship as an inevitable if uneasy consequence of the negotiations leading up to the nuclear deal — despite the insistence of leaders on either side that the American-brokered agreement would be limited to Iran’s nuclear program. “Both the Iranian and American governments are going to approach expanded dialogue very gingerly,” said James Dobbins, a senior follow at the RAND Corporation. “But there will still be a gradual increase in at least communication between the two governments on areas beyond...
  • WATCH: Hamas ‘Summer Camp’ – You Won’t Believe Your Eyes [Funding-Iran/US, EU funded UNWRA]

    09/13/2015 9:43:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    This is one of the most shocking videos you will ever see. Watch what happens to young boys and girls during a routine day at Camp Hamas. And guess who will be funding more of it? Many of you have children who attend summer camp. You will not believe what you are about to see at Camp Hamas. The innocent young faces of children have been transformed into something so ugly, it is impossible to describe. Hamas summer camps are funded by Iran. Imagine how many more camps will be opening next summer, after sanctions are lifted and Iran gets...
  • Should Israel and Its Arab Neighbors Form an Alliance Against Iran?

    09/13/2015 12:30:57 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 15 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 9 Sept 2015 | Staff
    Could a nuclear deal with Iran accomplish more than what decades of diplomacy in the Middle East could not, and create new alliances between Israel and its Arab neighbors? That’s a key question as we gear up for the battle on Capitol Hill ...
  • Who, What, Why: What is skunk water?

    09/12/2015 5:33:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | September12, 2015
    Police departments in the United States are reported to have bought a foul-smelling liquid developed in Israel to repel protesters. What is "skunk" and how is it used, asks Yolande Knell. It is a truly putrid stench. Palestinians who have been sprayed describe it as "worse than raw sewage" and "like a mixture of excrement, noxious gas and a decomposing donkey". Invented by Israeli firm Odortec, skunk water was first used by the Israeli military against demonstrators in the occupied West Bank in 2008. Since then armoured vehicles equipped with water cannon spraying jets of the stinky liquid have become...
  • Egypt's president asks oil minister to form new cabinet after government resigns

    09/12/2015 5:46:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/12/15 | Asma Alsharif
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday asked Oil Minister Sherif Ismail to form a new cabinet within one week after the government submitted its resignation, a statement from the presidency said. It was not immediately clear why the government resigned but officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity that Sisi had been unhappy with the performance of several ministries. The announcement comes almost one week after the authorities arrested Egypt's agriculture minister over corruption allegations. Egypt is battling an insurgency headed by an affiliate of Islamic State while trying to attract more foreign investment in an economy reeling from...
  • Egypt’s Government Resigns

    09/12/2015 5:12:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Egypt’s President Sisi has appointed Sherif Ismail, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, as Egypt’s new Prime Minister less than an hour after news emerged that the government had resigned. Egypt’s cabinet, led by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, had resigned and submitted its resignation papers to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The resignation, which included all cabinet members, was accepted by President Sisi on Saturday morning. However, the President ordered the cabinet to continue carrying out their duties until a new cabinet is formed. The surprise resignation comes days after Egypt’s Agriculture Minister resigned and was arrested amid allegations of corruption....
  • Twisting Intelligence Into Lies Is The Obama Way. Can’t Let America Know He’s Failing

    09/12/2015 6:56:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/12/15 | Jim Emerson
    Intelligence analysts assigned to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) state their reports on activities of the Islamic State (IS) have been intentionally watered down “to fit the Obama administration’s narrative that the U.S. is winning the war against the terror group”, (1) Obama’s policies on the Middle East have failed with deadly results. Officials around Obama don’t want him or America to hear the bad news. Here’s a little factoid: “IS” is not the “JV squad” as Obama described them. The American Military is capable of handling the Islamic State but the leadership and commander and chief lack the intestinal fortitude...
  • The Clintons, Abdurahman Alamoudi, and the Myth of "Moderate" Islam (READ THIS!!!!)

    09/14/2001 7:01:23 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 88 replies · 1,300+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 11-6-2000 | Lawrence Auster
    When Abdurahman Alamoudi, friend and sometime adviser on Islamic affairs to Hillary Rodham Clinton, stood before a Muslim crowd in Lafayette Park across from the White House this week and passionately declared his support for the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah, he was revealing the true face of "moderate" Islam. He was also revealing the blindness, or rather the willful complicity, of America's political elites, particularly the Clintons, who have welcomed these Islamic "moderates" into our midst and helped raise them to important positions of influence in American life. As revealed in last Friday's New York Daily News, Alamoudi, shortly ...
  • UN chief invites Arab countries to Mideast Quartet meeting [Zechariah 1-2, 6]

    09/09/2015 10:55:48 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9/4/2015 | Staff
    UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia to a meeting this month of the Middle East Quartet seeking a diplomatic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The foreign ministers of the three Arab countries will join their counterparts from Russia, the United States and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini for the talks on September 30, the UN spokesman said Friday. The secretary general of the Arab League will also attend the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly gathering of world leaders. The invitation follows a decision by the Quartet in...
  • US-Israel spat over Iran deal may sideline Palestinians

    09/08/2015 8:55:35 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 18 hours ago | Associated Press By DAN PERRY and JOSEF FEDERMAN
    JERUSALEM (AP) — In recent months, many in the Middle East had assumed — some in hope, others with concern — that once the Iranian nuclear issue was resolved, the United States would make another push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. But the opposite seems more likely. After a drawn-out confrontation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Iranian nuclear deal, the White House seems to have little appetite for what would almost certainly be a new round of tensions with the Israeli leader over the terms of Palestinian statehood. With the odds of success slim and U.S....
  • The Incredibly Shrinking War on Terror

    08/23/2009 11:57:29 PM PDT · by · 4 replies · 499+ views ^ | August 21, 2009 | FrontPage Magazine
    It is fitting that any president, especially the first (real) black president, celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as the Obama Justice Department did last month. The selection of an Arab as a prime speaker seems curious for many reasons, not least because Arabs are classified as “white.”  Eric Holder’s choice of James Zogby, a longtime apologist for Palestinian terrorism and dedicated foe of effective homeland security measures, to address the gathering seems to signal a deeper reality at the core of the Obama administration: its ever-shrinking conception of the War on Terror.Jim Zogby, the...
  • Something else the 'moderate' 'Palestinian Authority' and Hamas can agree on: No refugees from

    09/04/2015 1:55:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | January 04, 2013 | Carl in Jeruslaem
    Hamas and the 'more moderate' 'Palestinian Authority' have found something else they can agree upon: They are both unwilling to take in 'Palestinian refugees' from Syria. The reason is that they don't want to create a precedent that those refugees will return to a 'Palestinian state' rather than being used to destroy the Jewish state of Israel if God forbid there is ever a 'two-state solution.' I kid you not (Hat Tip: Memeorandum). Finding themselves increasingly isolated, some 150,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria — there are approximately 350,000 in total in the country — were forced to flee the Yarmouk...
  • Sinai Blasts Injure Six Peacekeepers, Including Four Americans: Pentagon

    09/03/2015 7:38:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Doina Chiacu and Phillip Stewart
    Six soldiers including four Americans were injured on Thursday in two blasts in northeast Sinai caused by improvised explosive devices, the Pentagon said. The Multinational Force and Observer peacekeepers were evacuated "by air to a medical facility where all are receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries," Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement. The four Americans were struck by the second blast as they were en route to help the soldiers hurt in the first, according to Major Roger Cabiness. The MFO was created as a result of the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel and is based in Sinai,...
  • Hamas 'accepts terms' of 8-year truce with Israel

    09/01/2015 8:05:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-17-2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – Hamas’ political leadership tentatively accepted the terms of an eight-year truce with Israel, according to sources within Hamas.
  • ESPN Silenced Schilling, So What Would It Say to This Arab Writer Who Compared Hamas to the Nazis?

    08/28/2015 10:23:08 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies ^ | 2015-08-28 | Ben Weingarten
    But given the comparison of Hamas to the Nazis, one wonders what ESPN would say. In the case of current ESPN anchor and former pitching great Curt Schilling, he might have had a more compelling case than this Palestinian author, and his comment was far less pointed. The image Schilling tweeted, deleted and paid for -- with ESPN canceling his telecast assignment for the Little League World Series -- made the comparison of Islamic supremacists to Nazis. [caption id="attachment_836" align="aligncenter" width="694"] (Image Source: Twitter)[/caption] This seems to be closer to the mark than the argument made by the Palestinian writer (who could have chosen from...
  • Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism

    08/26/2015 8:01:16 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 26,2015 | AP
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Opening a meeting with Putin in Moscow, el-Sissi said "the Egyptian people" are hoping for broader ties with Russia in all areas, particularly in fighting terrorism in the Middle East. El-Sissi's Russian visit, his second in the past three months, highlights Moscow's attempts to expand its influence in Egypt at a time when Egyptian-U.S. relations have soured in the aftermath of the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
  • Western Media Discovers ‘5-Star Gaza’

    08/24/2015 4:50:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 8/24/2015, 1:20 PM | Ari Yashar
    Western media has often been criticized by Israel for only on rare occasions presenting Gaza as anything other than an open-air prison suffering from Israeli blockades, but an unusual glimpse into the glamorous life of Gaza’s middle class made its way to light on Sunday. Articles such as an Economist expose in 2012 detailing golden Porsches and Hummers cruising the streets of Gaza under corrupt Hamas rule were joined by a Washington Post report, revealing on Sunday how the “other half lives” in the terrorist enclave. The article begins by noting how under-reported the middle class aspect of Gazan life...
  • Time for open Israel-Saudi relations

    08/21/2015 1:59:36 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-20-2015 | AARON KLEIN
    The Iran nuclear deal has dramatically shifted Middle Eastern geopolitical tectonic plates, and has heralded a new reality in which Sunni Arabs need Israel more than ever. One of many misleading lines in President Obama’s address earlier this month heralding the Iran nuclear deal came when the statecraft salesman declared that “because this is such a strong deal, every nation in the world that has commented publicly, with the exception of the Israeli government, has expressed support.” The clear implication is that Israel stands alone and isolated in the international community in opposing détente and rapprochement with Iran. The American...
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for massive car bombing in Cairo

    08/20/2015 5:21:48 AM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2015 | Eric Cunningham
    The Islamic State claimed Thursday it carried out a massive car bombing that targeted Egyptian security forces in Cairo, calling the operation revenge for the deaths of some of its members earlier this year. The powerful blast — which could be heard across several Cairo districts — has raised fears of stepped up insurgent attacks in the Egyptian capital. Islamists and other militants have waged an increasingly deadly campaign against Egyptian security forces since a military coup ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Among the factions is a group, based in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, that has pledged loyalty to...
  • Hamas arrests dolphin accused of being an Israeli spy

    08/19/2015 7:16:25 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    The Week ^ | 19 Aug 2015 | Jeva Lange
    ANIMAL ESPIONAGE Hamas arrests dolphin accused of being an Israeli spy Israel is so often accused of animal espionage that an entire "Israel-related animal conspiracy theories" Wikipedia page exists.
  • Hamas Lawyers Up With the Help of the Red Cross While Israel Unilaterally Disarms

    08/19/2015 9:45:11 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies ^ | 2015-08-19 | Ben Weingarten
    This past Sunday, The New York Times ran a story encapsulating all that is wrong with the Western world’s approach to extremist Islamic fundamentalism. In a report appearing in its first section, the paper revealed a startling bit of news: “Red Cross offers workshops in international law to Hamas.” That’s right. The global institution, which claims that it works “to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles,” is busying conducting seminars for terrorists in Gaza on how they can be, umm, more humanitarian when attacking Israel. What’s next? Teaching table manners to the Taliban? The...
  • A New Low? UN Report Suggests Israel Caused Gaza’s Rising Infant Death Rate, Doesn’t Mention Hamas

    08/18/2015 8:01:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/18/2015 | by Claudia Rosett
    File this one under “UN Sleaze,” or perhaps under “UNRWA’s Use of Dead Infants to Defend and Abet Terrorists.” Though even that may be putting it too mildly.In the run-up to next month’s annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the latest Israel-trashing report from the propaganda mills of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has been released. This one’s a doozy, summed up by an UNRWA press release [1] dated August 8 with the headline: “INFANT MORTALITY RATE RISES IN GAZA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN...
  • Amnesty International Director of Faith and Human Rights Tied to Muslim Brotherhood and Jihad

    08/17/2015 11:10:42 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 17 Aug 15 | Unknown
    A senior employee of Amnesty International has undeclared private links to men alleged to be key players in a secretive network of global Islamists. The charity was unaware that the husband of its director of faith and human rights featured in documents released after a criminal trial at which connections were revealed between British supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Arab Islamists accused of plotting to overthrow a Gulf state. Yasmin Hussein was also linked to a Yorkshire-based aid agency that was banned by Israel for its alleged funding of HAMAS terrorism…
  • Obama to Young Israeli: ‘I Don’t Oppose Netanyahu Across the Board’

    08/10/2015 10:35:58 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    JP Updates ^ | Today | Jacob Kornbluh
    President Barack Obama pitched this signature Iran nuclear deal to millennials, answering questions from young people (aged 18-34) in Iran, Israel and the U.S., in an interview with the online news site Mic on Monday. Responding to a question from a 30-year-old in Tel Aviv, why the Israeli people should trust him when Hamas is on Israel’s doorstep and why he opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama said, “On a whole range of issues — particularly with respect to Israel’s security, we’ve been with Israel every step of the way. And even Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government would acknowledge that.”...
  • Bomb blast, US consulate attacked in Istanbul: Reports

    08/10/2015 7:30:43 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8-10-15 | Phillip Tutt
    A car bomb attack at a police station has killed four people and injured up to 10 people, while the city's U.S. consulate has also come under fire, news agencies have reported. Reuters, quoting Turkey's Dogan news agency, reported that at a police station in the Istanbul neighborhood had been rocked by a blast early on Monday morning. The agency, quoting the Istanbul's governor's office, added that three attackers and a police officer had been killed in an exchange of gunfire following the explosion. Istanbul police headquarters confirmed to Dogan that three police officers and seven civilians were wounded in...
  • Israel Cracks Down on Jewish Extremists With New Arrests

    08/09/2015 9:15:08 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2015 | Daniel Estrin
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel intensified its crackdown on Jewish extremists Sunday, imprisoning two high-profile ultranationalist Israelis for six months without charge and arresting additional suspects in West Bank settlement outposts, security authorities said. The crackdown comes after a deadly July 31 firebomb attack on a Palestinian home in the West Bank that killed an 18-month-old boy and his father and severely wounded his mother and brother. Authorities called the arson attack an act of "Jewish terrorism," and Israel's Security Cabinet approved the use of harsh measures to combat the trend, including administrative detention, which allows suspects to be held for...
  • Thousands of Gazan children graduate Hamas military summer camp [Camp Jihada]

    08/06/2015 11:17:05 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/6/2015 | Staff
    Thousands of young Palestinians in Gaza concluded a Hamas military summer camp Wednesday to prepare them to "confront any possible Israeli attack." The terrorist organization runs the camps during school vacation. The ceremony also featured displays of home-made rockets by Hamas operatives. Wednesday's military-style graduation ceremony was attended by senior Hamas officials, including Ismail Haniyeh and Mahmoud Zahar. Zahar warned Israel of renewed violence. "Today, our message to the occupier is very clear: We will not accept a blockade," he was quoted by AFP as saying...
  • Gaza Rockets Explode on Palestinian Side of the Border

    08/06/2015 5:36:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/15 | Elad Benari
    Gaza-based terrorists fired three rockets towards southern Israel on Thursday evening, all three of which exploded in Gaza. There were no sirens in the Gaza Belt area, but some locals reported hearing explosions. A similar incident occurred on Saturday night, when two rockets that were fired from Gaza exploded on the Palestinian side of the border fence. Saturday’s rocket fire came a day after Hamas called for all able-bodied Arabs to attack IDF soldiers and "settlers" as "legitimate targets" after an Arab infant was killed in an arson attack in the village of Duma in Samaria.
  • Hamas Threatens UNRWA - Again

    08/08/2015 4:39:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/15 | Dalit Halevi
    Hamas continues to lead daily protests against the intention of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), to cut its services in light of a deficit of more than $100 million. Suheil al-Hindi, Chairman of the Arab Teachers Union of UNRWA, which is affiliated with Hamas, warned the UNRWA against a delay in the start of the upcoming school year, stressing that education is a "red line" and that interfering with it could lead to a "disruption of the peace." In a statement Friday, ​​Hamas warned that cuts in UNRWA services is a move that will...