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  • Veteran Hamas terrorist captured, reveals terror tunnel network

    05/05/2016 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 5/5/16 | Ari Soffer
    It has been cleared for publication that a veteran Hamas terrorist who was involved in the terror group's tunnel-building efforts has been captured by Israel. Under interrogation the terrorist has revealed a wealth of information about Hamas's network of attack tunnels into Israel, as well as its massive network of tunnels inside Gaza, in preparation for any future war with Israel. The news comes on the same day as IDF forces announced yet another breakthrough in the battle against Hamas's terror tunnels, unearthing the second attack tunnel into Israel in a matter of weeks. Mohammed Atounah, 29, hails from Jabaliyah...
  • Clinton’s frustrations with ‘f-word’ Netanyahu detailed in new book

    05/04/2016 5:26:26 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5-3-16 | STUART WINER
    Ex-NY Times White House correspondent says secretary declined to visit to Israel in June 2009 to do damage control after Obama’s Cairo trip Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton had a good working relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, although she would sometimes prefix references to him with the “f-word,” was sometimes at odds with her president over how to handle Israeli-Palestinian issues, and was seen by some in the White House as acting with a view to her own future bid for president, a new book claims. “Alter Egos” was written by Mark Landler, a New York Times political...
  • Israel’s F-35s Will Be Unique In More Ways Than One

    05/04/2016 12:42:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 4, 2016 | DAVID AXE
    An F-35. U.S. Air Force photo Israel is practically a launch customer for the American-designed F-35 stealth fighter. The Jewish state plans on declaring its first squadron of the radar-evading jet combat-ready by the end of 2017. That’s just two years after the U.S. Marine Corps’ declaration of war-readiness for its F-35s — and one year later than the U.S. Air Force’s own planned introduction of the new plane. And Israel’s F-35s will be unique. While most foreign customers of the stealth fighter plan to operate fairly standard F-35s, Tel Aviv is heaping its own special tech onto the airframe. And that’s...
  • Senior Egypt Official Blames ‘Tom and Jerry’, Video Games for Violence Across Middle East

    05/04/2016 11:33:10 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    Egyptian Streets ^ | 5/4/2016 | Mohamed Khairat
    The head of Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS), Ambassador Salah Abdel Sadek, has attributed the rise of violence and extremism across the Arab world to children’s cartoon Tom and Jerry, video games and ‘violent’ movies. During a speech at a conference titled ‘The Media and the Culture of Violence’ at Cairo University, the Ambassador said that Tom and Jerry sets an idea in the viewer’s mind that violence is natural. “[Tom and Jerry] portrays the violence in a funny manner and sends the message that, yes, I can hit him…and I can blow him up with explosives. It becomes...
  • Hamas announces calming of tensions along Gaza border

    05/04/2016 3:58:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/16 | Elad Benari
    Hamas announced on Wednesday night that it had reached understandings with Israel on calming the tensions along the Gaza border and stopping the fire towards southern Israel. One of the leaders of the organization said that in return, Israel had undertaken upon itself not to conduct operations inside Gaza. Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouk, commenting on Facebook on the understandings, said they had been reached with Egyptian mediation. “What happened on the Gaza border was a Zionist attempt to apply a new reality on the border. This required Hamas to rise up in order to prevent the tools of the...
  • Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

    05/04/2016 1:36:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Istrael Times ^ | 05/04/2016
    The remarks by the acting commander of the Guard also follow those of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who on Monday criticized US activities in the Persian Gulf. It’s unclear whether that signals any new Iranian concern over the strait or possible confrontation with the US following its nuclear deal with world powers. The US Navy’s 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In his remarks, Salami said that “Americans should learn from recent historical truths,” likely referring to the January capture of 10 US sailors who entered Iranian waters. The sailors were...
  • GAO Report: US Still Not Prepared for Possible EMP Attack

    05/04/2016 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 3, 2016 | 4:20 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Two weeks after North Korea threatened to launch nuclear strikes against the U.S., the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the federal government has still not implemented all of the recommendations made eight years ago to prevent catastrophic blackouts caused by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. The recommendations were made in 2008 by the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electro-Magnetic Pulse Attack (EMP Commission). Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have taken actions to prepare against an EMP attack, they “have not established a coordinated approach to identifying...
  • Trump: Israel should keep building in Judea and Samaria

    05/03/2016 1:17:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/5/16 | Ari Soffer
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has said Israel should continue building in Judea and Samaria, insisting the Jewish state should "keep moving forward" in response to Arab terrorism. Speaking to the UK's Daily Mail, Trump emphasized his support for the State of Israel, and appeared to veer away from previous comments in which he declared that he would stay "neutral" on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Trump referenced the "thousands of missiles being launched into Israel," by Arab terrorists prior to the 2014 Gaza war, asking rhetorically: "Who would put up with that? Who would stand for it?" He also said he...
  • Bernie Sanders is an Anti-Semitic Self-Hating Jew, Says Jackie Mason

    05/03/2016 4:35:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | May 2, 2016 | Ahuva Balofsky
    Jewish comedian Jackie Mason has strong words for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, calling him a “self-hating Jew” in a radio interview. The segment, which aired Sunday, was previewed exclusively by Breitbart Friday. Mason spoke during his his regular segment on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” a popular talk radio program broadcast weekends in New York and Philadelphia. Klein is also Breitbart’s senior investigative reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief. Mason, who considers himself “the ultimate Jew”, took Sanders to task for repeated exaggerations and accusations levelled against Israel. When asked whether Sanders’s comments would be taken differently if they were made...
  • Massive effort to smuggle weapons into Gazan foiled

    05/03/2016 2:03:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/5/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Authorities have announced that customs investigators, along with the Israel Security Authority (ISA, also known as the Shin Bet or Shabak), recently prevented an attempt to smuggle four tons of ammonium chloride into Gaza. The chemical, which is used in the production of weapons, was hidden in bags of salt. Four tons would have allowed Hamas or other terror groups to create hundreds of long-range rockets. About a week before Passover, a shipment labeled as 40 tons of salt reached the Nitzana crossing, which is used for transporting goods between Egypt and both Israel and Gaza. An extensive search of...
  • Ramallah conference calls for Egypt, Jordan to invade Israel

    05/02/2016 4:10:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/16 | Dalit Halevi
    The radical Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which has pursued an Islamic Caliphate since 1953, held a massive conference in Ramallah on Saturday, calling upon the armies of Jordan and Egypt to intervene directly and “free Palestine." Thousands participated in the event, which was billed as “Tent of Believers: the Caliphate Through the Path of the Prophet, and the Tent of Hypocrites, Heretics, and Imperialists." Black-and-white flags bearing the pledge of allegiance to Allah and Mohammed were waved while participants chanted slogans calling for the “liberation” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. “Officers and soldiers, break down the borders [of Israel],"...
  • 9,000 Photos from 1800’s British Mandate of Palestine – with no trace of Muslims or mosques

    05/01/2016 8:31:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 5/1/16 | Pamela Geller
    “Palestinian” is a euphemism for Islamic Jew hatred. Previously I published the actual flag of Palestine before 1948. (above.) What follows is an “aha moment” in Muslims’ war on Israel. Now here is further proof of the lie (as if we needed any more) of the vicious historical revisionism by the Muslim world to erase the Jewish State and create a mythical Islamic narrative surrounding five thousand years of Jewish history. 9,000 Photos from 1800’s British Mandate of Palestine – with no trace of ‘Palestinians’ By Palestine/Israel Conflict, February 13, 2013 (thanks to Dan F): Where ARE all those Palestinians,...
  • Kerry aims to extend truce to Syria's Aleppo as ceasefire unravels

    05/02/2016 2:26:26 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 2 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    in order for Kerry to get Syria and Russian to relax, they need to tell Hussein Obama's freedom fighter to stop attacking too: Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working hard to extend a truce in Syria to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation of violence in recent weeks has left a ceasefire in tatters and torpedoed peace talks. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Geneva for meetings with other dignitaries to try to revive the two-month-old U.S. and Russia-sponsored cessation of hostilities, which quieted guns for the first time during the five-year...
  • UK Labour councillor: 'Zionist Jews are a disgrace to humanity'

    05/02/2016 9:32:43 AM PDT · by Lera · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/2016 | David Rosenberg
    Ex-mayor and Labour councillor calls to deport Israelis to US, claims Israel behind US school shooting and ISIS terror attacks. Yet another member of the UK Labour Party has stirred up controversy with a series of virulently anti-Israel comments accusing the Jewish state of a litany of atrocities and calling for the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel. After a week in which both former London mayor and Labour activist Ken Livingstone and Labour MP Naz Shah were suspended for anti-Semitic comments, the former mayor of Blackburn has come under fire for social media comments posted less than a year...
  • Treason by the Senate of the United States

    05/01/2016 9:22:15 AM PDT · by Edward.Fish · 25 replies
    Edward.Fish ^ | 12-Apr-2016 | Edward Fish
    It is both my pleasure and extreme displeasure to have the first post of this blog be about treason as perpetrated by the Senate; it is pleasurable because it is a deeply interesting subject, displeasure because it illustrates & proves just how little our Senators care about our country and, by extension, us. So, without further ado, I present to you a case of treason: It is fairly common knowledge that the Iran is an enemy of the states, as Iran has been officially recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism since the beginning of 1984 — Figure 1 shows...
  • Lieutenant David Nartker must be Court-Martialed

    04/30/2016 9:40:22 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 30, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In January, two US Navy high speed Riverine boats were apparently underway from Bahrain to Kuwait when they strayed into Iranian waters, while attempting to contact a vessel to refuel. The Pentagon first said that they had engine trouble. Yet, if that was the case, why didn’t the other boat tow the boat with mechanical problems to international waters and safety? Then, the Pentagon said that they had navigational issues. How is this possible in 2016, with each boat having an array of GPS and radar equipment? Even if one boat’s systems completely shut down, couldn’t they rely on the...
  • Investigators: Soldier shot terrorist due to 'twisted ideology'

    04/30/2016 1:08:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/16
    "A 'twisted ideology' drove an Israeli soldier to fatally shoot a Palestinian assailant in the head as he lay subdued in the road," the US news site Vice claims, based on a classified IDF report on the recent incident. "A few seconds before the attack, few seconds before the attack, as came up in the investigation with Sergeant M, (Azariya) told him that 'a terrorist that wounded their friend needs to die," the site reported, adding that "Sergeant M tried to calm the soldier down telling him, 'Relax, our wounded friend will be just fine.'" Despite this, Azariya still shot...
  • Storming of the barricades: Hundreds of Shia protesters invade Baghdad's Green Zone, tearing down th

    04/30/2016 10:43:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 4/30/16 | DailyMail
    Hundreds of supporters of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed into Baghdad's Green Zone and broke into the Iraqi parliament building. The protesters, who had gathered outside the heavily fortified district, known as the Green Zone, crossed a bridge over the Tigris River chanting: 'The cowards ran away!' in apparent reference to departing lawmakers before breaking into the parliament building. The staggering scenes came after Sadr denounced Iraq's politicians' for their failure to reform a political quota system blamed for rampant corruption.
  • Russia: US deployment violates Syria's sovereignty

    04/30/2016 6:07:05 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 12 replies
    dw.com ^ | 4/29/16
    A Russian official has criticized Washington's lack of authorization from Syria to deploy troops. The UN warned Damascus and Moscow of increased violence against civilians after a hospital was bombed, leaving 30 dead. Moscow sees the deployment of an additional 250 US military personnel in Syria as an affront to Damascus' territorial sovereignty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russia's state-owned TASS news agency on Friday. "If we are talking from the position of the foreign minister, we - of course - cannot not be concerned over the fact that the US carries out such actions without coordination with...
  • Can 250 more U.S. troops make a difference in Syria?

    04/29/2016 11:54:56 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 15 replies
    Keyvan Salami
    One day after declaring there is no military solution to Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama recently announced the deployment of 250 more special operations forces for the fight against Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS). This new troop deployment will be missioned to advise and assist local fighters, and beef up 50 other such troops on a similar mission in the past few months. This move comes after an escalation of violence in the strategic city of Aleppo where the Assad regime has intensified its lethal airstrikes, bringing a drastic end to the UN-brokered cessation...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Assad siege of Aleppo could be 'imminent,' experts warn

    04/28/2016 7:01:05 PM PDT · by Fhios · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/28/2016 | George Russell
    ... If Syria’s largest city is surrounded by government troops, the strategic situation in Syria could change very rapidly for the worse, not only for Syrians, but also for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan—and for the Obama Administration, which has banked heavily on the crumbling peace talks to end five years of civil war and an expanding presence for ISIS amid the chaos. The encirclement would also be a major strategic advance for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has drawn his forces in Syria, but has also been helping the Assad regime conduct more focused military operations under a two-month...
  • Obama-Netanyahu Rift Impedes U.S. Offer of Record Aid Deal for Israel

    04/29/2016 7:20:18 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/28/16 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama has proposed granting Israel the largest package of military aid ever provided by the United States to another nation, but he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remain deeply at odds over a figure for the assistance despite months of negotiations. American officials have balked as their Israeli counterparts insisted on more generous terms for a new 10-year military aid package that could top $40 billion. The divide, which could have broad national security implications for both the United States and Israel, is exacerbated by the pent-up animosity between Mr. Obama and Mr. Netanyahu, which has been stoked by...
  • Obama Admin Dodges Congressional Inquiry Into Illicit Iranian Missile Tests

    04/28/2016 7:01:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/28/16 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration is dodging a congressional inquiry into its refusal to designate recent Iranian ballistic missile tests as a violation of an international statute barring such tests, prompting frustration on Capitol Hill from lawmakers who accuse the administration of breaking past promises to enforce the missile ban, according to recent communications sent by the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Lawmakers launched an investigation earlier this month into what they describe as Obama administration efforts to mislead Congress about the nature of last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement. The administration’s refusal to say that Iran’s missile tests...
  • Labour head's charity funds Palestinian terror incitement (UK)

    04/28/2016 11:17:10 AM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/28/2016 | Ari Yashar
    Interpal - outlawed group heavily backed by Jeremy Corbyn - exposed funding Gaza festival in which 7-year-old girl 'stabs Jews.' An horrific children's play in which a seven-year-old Palestinian girl "stabbed Jews" took place at a recent event partly funded by Interpal, a UK charity supported by Labour party head Jeremy Corbyn and MPs of his party, reports the UK Daily Mail on Thursday. Footage of the play, in which the girl pretends to stab two boys dressed as IDF soldiers who "shoot" her before a boy in a mask "shoots" them back with a toy semi-automatic weapon, was aired...
  • Iran discovers shale oil reserves

    04/28/2016 12:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Azer News
    Energy-rich Iran, which is the fourth country in the world for its proven oil reserves of 158 billion barrels, has discovered shale oil reserves in the Lorestan Province. This was announced by the Director of Center for Exploration and Production at the country’s Oil Ministry, Mohammad Reza Kamali on April 25. The project of studying the shale reserves is completed by 47 percent, he said, adding that the studies, conducted in cooperation with German RWTH Aachen University prove the existence of significant reserves of shale oil in Lorestan Province. However, Kamali did not disclose whether Iran plans to extract shale...
  • UN Security Council to informally discuss international protection for Palestinians

    04/27/2016 9:23:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 4/27/16 | Tova Lazaroff
    The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will discuss providing international protection for Palestinians during an informal May 6 meeting, PLO Ambassador to the UN in New York Riyad Mansour said on Wednesday. “We would like to see an international force to separate between us and the Israeli occupying authorities,” Mansour said. Such a step is not feasible at this time, so it is possible for the UNSC to take a smaller step to help the Palestinians, he said. “Now the security council is beginning the discussion,” Mansour told reporters. The Palestinians have persistently called for the UNSC to hold a...
  • White House blasts Cotton for failed amendment on Iran nuclear deal

    04/27/2016 7:17:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/27/16 | Dave Boyer
    After Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas failed Wednesday in a bid to restrict President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, the White House decided to give the lawmaker a kick in the pants for good measure. Referring to Mr. Cotton’s amendment to stop the U.S. from purchasing heavy water used by Iran in nuclear production, White House press secretary said, “Senator Cotton is certainly no expert when it comes to heavy water. I’m confident that he couldn’t differentiate heavy water from sparkling water.” He said Mr. Cotton is focused “on undermining the effective implementation of this agreement that prevents Iran...
  • Gov. McCrory Rejects Obama Admin’s Request to Reverse Iran Sanctions

    04/27/2016 5:55:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Pat McCrory ^ | 4/26/16
    Today, Governor Pat McCrory rejected the Obama administration’s request for North Carolina to reverse its state-imposed ban on investments in Iran “Under President Obama’s questionable Iran deal, billions have already been paid or released to Iran’s regime with little to show for it,” said Governor McCrory. “So long as I am governor, North Carolina will not subsidize a regime which remains the world’s lead sponsor of terrorism. It’s time for Washington, D.C. to put the safety, security and best interests of North Carolinians and Americans first Last year, Governor McCrory signed the bipartisan Iran Divestment Act of 2015, which prohibited...
  • Trump on foreign policy: Iran deal allowed it to become a ´great power´ at Israel´s expense

    04/27/2016 11:12:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/27/16 | Staff
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump said in his first future foreign policy speech on Wednesday that if elected president in November he would make US allies bear more of the financial burden for their defense, and be tougher on Iran, which has become a "great power" at Israel´s expense. In a major speech, Trump said that as president he would "shake the rust off America´s foreign policy" and rebuild the US military. Trump criticized the US´ relationship with its allies under the Obama administration, saying: "Our friends cannot depend on us. We have had a president who bows to our enemies...
  • Poll: Overwhelming majority of Palestinians support terror

    04/26/2016 5:09:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/16
    The overwhelming majority of young Palestinians believe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be resolved through negotiations. A poll of Palestinian youth, defined as ages 16-30, published Monday by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center depicts a community that is socially conservative, supports violence against Israel, is skeptical about its leadership and opposes the Islamic State. It also shows significantly greater support for violence among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip than among those in Judea and Samaria While 47.4 percent of youths in Judea and Samaria oppose stabbing attacks, 78.6 percent of Gaza youths support them, according to the poll. In addition,...
  • UK: Muslim MP Calling for Israel to be ‘Relocated’ to U.S.

    04/27/2016 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | April 26, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    slamic Jew-hatred - it's in the Quran. Is this surprising? No. And it's proof of the nefarious convergence of leftism and antisemitism. Labour is left. Interesting note: it was a blogger who discovered the hate-filled post. Bloggers are doing the work the media won't. "Labour MP forced to resign after calling for Israel to be 'relocated' to the US," By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter, The Express, April 26, 2016: A LABOUR MP has been forced to resign her role as an aide to shadow chancellor John McDonnell after supporting calls for Israel to be 'relocated' to the United States. Labour...
  • Russia restarts bombings targeting Syrian opposition, US officer says

    04/26/2016 2:35:40 PM PDT · by JPX2011 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2016 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Russia has resumed bombing moderate opposition fighters in Syria, a U.S. military officer from Baghdad told reporters at the Pentagon Tuesday. "We have seen them begin operations again in that region," Air Force Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, the U.S.-led coalition's deputy commander for operations and intelligence, told Fox News. President Obama called Russian President Vladimir Putin last week asking him to help "press" Syria to end its airstrikes, according to a White House statement. The strikes appeared to violate the ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia in February. "The two leaders committed to intensify their efforts to shore...
  • State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch

    04/26/2016 1:17:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 4/26/2016 | Judical Watch
    (Washington, DC) – The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September 2014. If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands of emails. The developments come in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of...
  • anti-Semitic storm: Muslim MP suggested Israel should be moved to US [tr]

    04/26/2016 9:10:14 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/25/16 | Sculthorpe
    Labour in fresh anti-Semitic storm: Muslim MP quits as aide to John McDonnell after sharing toxic Facebook post which suggested Israel should be moved to US Naz Shah today apologised for 'offence caused' by her Facebook post The Bradford West MP shared the claim and added supportive comments The post was made in 2014 before Ms Shah became an MP in the Commons Labour has been rocked by a series of anti-Semitism rows in recent weeks Jeremy Corbyn repeatedly urged to speak out clearly against abuse Labour MP Naz Shah today apologised and quit as an aide to John McDonnell...
  • US to give Israel 'largest military aid package in history'

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 4/26/2016, 9:55 AM | David Rosenberg
    The White House is reportedly planning to accept Israeli demands for increased military aid, following pressure by the US Senate to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding laying out US support to Israel for the next decade. With the current Memorandum of Understanding set to expire in 2018, Israel has been pressuring the White House to enlarge the annual aid package from $3.1 billion to between $4-4.5 billion. Israel has stated that it must increase its military spending to cope with growing threats from ISIS and the Iranian regime following last year’s nuclear deal. …
  • Terror ties of BDS backers revealed

    04/26/2016 3:44:53 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    While the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has done little to hide its malicious anti-Israel hatred, the movement hitherto has succeeded in maintaining the appearance of legitimacy, presenting itself as the peaceful alternative to terrorism. Despite rhetoric which pro-Israel activists have noted signals a rejection of Jewish statehood per se and draws upon the kind of terrorist propaganda disseminated by Hamas and the PLO, no clear link tying BDS to supporters of terror organizations could be found. Last week, however, a former terrorism finance analyst for the US Treasury Department offered testimony to congress suggesting connections between the BDS movement...
  • How many more Lies are we Really Willing to Accept from our Politicians?

    04/26/2016 7:02:24 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 31 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 26, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo The lies from this administration are well-known and numerous. Among only some of the most infamous: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. ISIS is a non-threat, the “JV team.” The economy is in great shape after years of sustained recovery, and unemployment is at a de minimis 5%. Daily life over the past seven and a half years and the six o’clock news will relieve you of these fictions. The Barack Hussein Obama administration’s deceit is deployed deliberately to assuage our deepest fears concerning the state of our country and...
  • The Real Reason Saudi Arabia Killed Doha

    04/25/2016 11:46:55 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 25-04-2016 | Captain Hook
    Saudi Arabia single-handedly scuttled the Doha meeting, knowing all along that Iran would not participate, with a valid reason. The Russians and others agreed to proceed without Iran, planning to include them at a later date. So if everything was known beforehand, why did the Saudi’s pour cold water on the aspirations of the remaining members, risking its alienation from Russia and the OPEC community? Was it simply Saudi enmity toward Iran? Not exactly. Upon closer scrutiny, we can find the Saudi masterstroke behind Doha. It is well known that Saudi Arabia is heavily dependent on oil revenues, and that...
  • Israelis optimistic Obama's successor will be more pro-Israel

    04/25/2016 7:55:26 AM PDT · by Lera · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/25/2016 | David Rosenberg
    Poll shows Israelis give mixed marks on Trump and Hillary, believe next president will be better for Israel than Obama. While neither party has settled on a nominee, and with the Republican nomination process still very much in the air, Israelis are certain about one thing - the next President of the United States cannot be worse than Barack Obama. According to a TNS Teleseker poll publicized on Sunday, Israelis are generally optimistic that President Obama's successor will be better for Israel than the incumbent, whose pursuit of the Iran nuclear deal and diplomatic dust-ups with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin...
  • Report: Iran looks to deploy Hamas in the battle to liberate Mosul from ISIS

    04/25/2016 8:24:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 4/22/16 | MAAYAN GROISMAN
    The Iranian Revolutionary Guards plan to deploy Hamas forces in the battle for Iraq's second biggest city, Mosul, which has been controlled by ISIS since June 2014, the London-based Arab daily a-Sharq al-Awsat reported Sunday. According to the report, Hamas forces would fight for Mosul's liberation alongside Hezbollah fighters and the Shi'ite Houthi militias which are currently struggling in Yemen against the Sunni coalition of Arab states, led by Saudi Arabia. Located in northern Iraq, Mosul is a cultural heritage asset for Iran, due to the slew of holy Shi'ite sites located in the city, such as al-Qubba al-Husseniya mosque,...
  • Israeli Anti-Tunnel System Could Put End To Smugglers, Migrants From Mexico

    04/25/2016 7:32:05 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 23 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 24 Apr 2016 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – The U.S. is cosponsoring an Israeli-invented tunnel detection system that could prevent drug smugglers and illegal migrants from cross-border passage with Mexico, ISRAEL21c reported. The technology, which is being heralded as the underground Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, was behind the IDF’s recent discovery of a 1.5 mile-long Hamas terror tunnel from Gaza and into Israeli territory. The U.S. has earmarked $120 million over the next three years to help develop the system, the Financial Times reported. Meanwhile, other anti-infiltration innovations include a counter-tunnel barrier along the Israel-Gaza border that “will also feature a state-of-the-art fence, complete...
  • UNREAL: Russia FIRES on Israel…

    04/23/2016 6:32:30 PM PDT · by Lera · 17 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Allen West
    Back in August 2011, I was part of a Congressional delegation weeklong visit to Israel. One of the special parts of this visit, which included our spouses, was to sit with Prime Minister Netanyahu in his cabinet room and discuss Middle East security policy. It was there -- and I will never forget -- that PM Netanyahu very presciently warned we should not consent to a complete withdrawal of our military footprint from Iraq. He strenuously conveyed to us there would be a vacuum created and who -- or what -- would fill that void could be very dangerous. And...
  • Merkel allows prosecution of German comedian who mocked Turkish president

    04/15/2016 7:41:37 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 43 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 15 at 9:30 AM | Rick Noack
    Merkel allows prosecution of German comedian who mocked Turkish president By Rick Noack April 15 at 9:30 AM German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cleared the way for the prosecution of German comedian Jan Böhmermann, whose poem mocking Turkey's president has become the centerpiece of a clash between Germany's free-speech traditions and the government's efforts to safeguard its important relations with Turkey. In a news conference Friday, Merkel emphasized that it will now be up to German courts to decide whether Böhmermann is guilty of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But critics — including members of her own government —...
  • German Comic In Turkish President Erdogan's Satire Row Suspends TV Show

    04/17/2016 7:24:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    | Agence France-Presse ^ | April 17, 2016
    A German comedian whose satirical poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unleashed a bitter row about freedom of speech has decided to suspend his own TV show, he announced on his Facebook page on Saturday. Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday authorised criminal proceedings sought by Turkey against the popular comic Jan Boehmermann who could be convicted under the rarely-enforced section 103 of the criminal code -- insulting organs or representatives of foreign states. Merkel's decision has appalled rights bodies such as Human Rights Watch which on Saturday called on the German authorities to defend freedom of speech "even...
  • Germany bows to 'emerging Adolf Hitler of the Middle East'

    04/24/2016 6:33:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 4/23/2016 | Joel Richardson
    Erdogan Germany has a well-known period in its history where it gave in to a dictator. Things didn’t work out so well for a lot of people. Now there’s another dictator exerting his influence, apparently. This time, the dictator is from Turkey. New York Times bestselling author and Christian evangelist Joel Richardson blasted German Chancellor Angela Merkel for approving a criminal probe against German comedian Jan Böhmermann. The satirist’s supposed crime is reading a satirical poem about Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Richardson, who highlights the plight of Middle Eastern Christians in his new documentary “Global Jesus Revolution,” said...
  • First, Let’s Get the Facts on Saudis and Iranian Involvement in 9/11

    04/24/2016 5:22:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/23/2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    The 9/11 attacks were not civil torts. They were acts of war. It is important to keep that fact in the front of our minds as we press for long-overdue disclosure of evidence linking the Saudi Arabian government to the mass murder of nearly 3,000 Americans, to say nothing of the even more overdue investigation of Iran’s contributory role — an investigation that should have been in high gear immediately after the planes struck their targets. Over the years in these pages, we have catalogued the damage done to national security by regarding international terrorism as a mere law-enforcement problem...
  • Where UNESCO and ISIS Converge

    04/23/2016 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Last month, UNESCO’s director general Irina Bokova issued a statement congratulating Russian- backed Syrian forces for liberating the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (ISIS). Bokova said Palmyra “carries the memory of the Syrian people, and the values of cultural diversity, tolerance and openness that have made this region a cradle of civilization.” Bokova added, “The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, and UNESCO will do everything in its power to document the damage so that these crimes do not go unpunished. I wish to remind all parties present of the absolute necessity to preserve this unique...
  • Bipartisan Push on to Oppose 9/11 Bill

    04/22/2016 9:47:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 9 replies
    RollCall.com ^ | 19 April 2016 | John T. Bennett
    A Senate bill that would allow families of those killed in the 9/11 attacks to sue the Saudi government has achieved a rare Washington distinction, by uniting the Obama administration and some of its fiercest GOP critics. President Barack Obama and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are rallying to kill the bipartisan plan that would make it possible for American citizens to sue foreign governments believed to be linked to terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., said the plan should be reviewed through regular order before decisions are made about advancing the measure. White House Press...
  • U.S. To Buy Heavy Water From Iran’s Nuclear Program

    04/22/2016 3:58:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/22/16
    The United States will buy heavy water from Iran’s nuclear program and expects it to be delivered within weeks, U.S. officials said on Friday, a move that Republican lawmakers quickly criticized. The U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, will buy 32 metric tonnes of heavy water from Iran worth $8.6 million, a department spokeswoman said. Heavy water is a component of making nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, that is not radioactive. Under last year’s landmark nuclear deal between Iran, the United States and five other world powers, Tehran is responsible for reducing its stock of heavy water, which it can...
  • Great Lengths Taken to Conceal Identity of Harvard Law Anti-Semite Who Called Tzipi Livni 'Smelly'

    04/22/2016 7:58:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/22/16 | Tiffany Gabbay
    t seems a concerted effort is under way to conceal the identity of the Harvard law student who hurled anti-Semitic epithets at Israel's former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during her recent address at the university. During the question and answer session at her speaking engagement, someone identified merely as "the president of a student organization," invoked an age-old anti-Semitic slur, asking Livni, "how is it that you are so smelly?” He then repeated the question: "A question about the odor of Ms. Tzipi Livni, she’s very smelly, and I was just wondering." CanaryMission.org notes that great lengths are being taken...