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  • Nikki Haley to Jake Tapper: I Can't Wait to Tell You 'I Told You So' on Jerusalem

    12/11/2017 1:35:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley knew exactly how to respond to CNN anchor Jake Tapper's depressing assessment of the U.S. embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during their interview on Sunday. "President Trump is supposed to be a master negotiator," Tapper noted. "Isn't this just cashing in a chip and getting nothing for it? How does this move the peace process forward in any way?" Watch Video HereIn addition to leading questions like that, Tapper quoted the Arab League calling the move a "dangerous development," then played a clip of the PLO Secretary-General declaring that Trump had...
  • The Latest: Mogherini warns against US cuts in UN funding

    05/20/2017 7:55:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2017 11:30 AM EDT
    The EU foreign policy chief says Europe does “not see eye to eye” with the Trump administration on major issues such as trade, climate change and funding of U.N. agencies, but can “easily” work with the U.S. on Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Federica Mogherini spoke Saturday during a regional gathering of the World Economic Forum. Mogherini warned that threatened U.S. cuts in funding U.N. agencies “would create a major security issue worldwide, including in Europe.” …
  • EU Foreign Minister 'strongly condemns attacks on Jews'

    12/11/2017 12:15:15 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    "I strongly condemn any attack on Jews anywhere in the world and on Israeli citizens," the EU foreign minister said...
  • EU rebuffs Netanyahu call on Jerusalem

    12/11/2017 8:51:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 Dec 2017
    The EU's diplomatic chief Monday bluntly rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that Europe would follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as the Jewish state's capital, saying there would be no change to its stance on the holy city. Netanyahu said the controversial announcement by US President Donald Trump -- which prompted diplomatic alarm and street protests across the Islamic world -- had "put facts squarely on the table". As he arrived for talks in Brussels, Netanyahu said he expected "all or most" European countries would follow the US -- but the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy head Federica Mogherini...
  • Moscow Isn't as Powerful in the Middle-East As We Think

    12/10/2017 8:47:29 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-10-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    It is generally believed in European and American political circles that Russia owns Iran and Syria. Vladimir Putin is the puppeteer who pulls on Bashar al-Assad's and Ali Khamenei's strings whenever he wants. If then, the Iranian issue and the problems in Syria are to be solved, we only need to get Russia on our side and all will be well. Although this is exactly what Putin wants the West to believe, the truth is far more complicated. Yes, he certainly has some influence in and over Syria and Iran, but he's no master puppeteer. Instead, he, Assad and Khamenei...
  • U.S. Made Secret Deal With ISIS to Let Thousands of Fighters Flee Raqqa to Battle Assad (Tr)

    12/10/2017 2:55:17 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 48 replies
    Newsweak Fake News and Propaganda ^ | December 10, 2017 | Tom O'Connor
    The U.S. military allowed thousands of Islamic State militant group (ISIS) fighters to flee from their de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria, in a secret deal that boosted the U.S. fight against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to a former Pentagon-backed commander, who has since switched his allegiance to Turkey and who spoke to Reuters. As the spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces, a mostly Kurdish coalition of Arabs and ethnic minorities, Brigadier General Talal Silo acted as the face and the voice of the U.S.’s leading partner against ISIS in Syria. The U.S.-backed group successfully ousted...
  • Moscow’s Extraction of ISIS Cadres from Syria Suggests Russia May Use Them Elsewhere

    11/21/2017 10:35:21 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 38 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | Nov 20, 2017 | Paul Goble
    For the last several years, Russian security services have driven Islamist radicals and others out of the North Caucasus and other regions of the Russian Federation under paid of jail or death to fight for ISIS in Syria, Israeli expert Avraam Shmulyevich says. Now that the last redoubts of the Islamic State in that country have fallen, these same services, exploiting Chechens in Syria, have begun to extract these same people back to Russia, an action that strongly suggests, the president of the Israeli Eastern Partnership Institute says, that Moscow plans to make use of them elsewhere – and may...
  • Turkish President Erdogan brands Israel a 'terrorist state' and 'killer of children' (tr)

    12/10/2017 7:12:52 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 10, 2017 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at Israel after Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as the Jewish state's capital. Erdogan described the nation as a 'terrorist state' and a 'killer of children' in remarks on Sunday as fresh clashes erupted in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem. The Muslim leader also vowed to use 'all means' to reverse Trump's decision, which was announced earlier this week. He said: Palestine is an innocent victim... As for Israel, it is a terrorist state, yes, terrorist! 'We will not abandon Jerusalem to the mercy of a state that kills...
  • Erdogan calls for Muslims to protest calmly and democratically

    12/09/2017 8:05:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/12/17
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for calm and told Muslims protesting US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem to act in a democratic and lawful fashion. However, Erdogan also called Israel an "occupying state that usurped Palestinians' lands since 1967 with no regard to law or morality," and claimed Jerusalem was ...
  • Has Iran given cruise missiles to Hizballah as well as Yemen’s Houthis?

    12/10/2017 12:37:51 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 7 replies
    Debka ^ | Dec 10, 2017
    Has Iran given cruise missiles to Hizballah as well as Yemen’s Houthis? The maiden operational launch of Iran’s Soumar Kh-55 cruise missile was apparently entrusted to Yemen’s Houthis against a UAE target. ... Yemen’s Houthi rebels last week showed on their TV channel video footage of Iran’s most highly advanced Soumar Kh-55 cruise missile, which can carry a nuclear warhead. They claimed to have fired it at the unfinished Abu Dhabi power plant on Dec.3. The United Arab Emirates refuted this claim, saying that any missile reaching their air space would have been intercepted by advanced Emirati air defenses. But...
  • Qassem Soleimani’s (Iran) Letter To The US: Leave Syria Or Else! Could 2018 Become Beirut 1983?

    Well informed sources have said the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp Brigadier General Haj Qassem Soleimani sent a verbal letter, via Russia, to the head of the US forces commander in Syria, advising him to pull out all US forces to the last soldier “or the doors of hell will open up”. “My message to the US military command: when the battle against ISIS (the Islamic State group) will end, no American soldier will be tolerated in Syria. I advise you to leave by your own will or you will be forced to it”, said Soleimani to a...
  • Turkey: Laundering Billions for Iran

    12/06/2017 6:18:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 12/6/17 | Burak Bekdil
    In one audio recording, Erdogan was heard ordering his son to get rid of all the cash he kept at home; and his son, after trying for several hours, tells him there are still millions left. Erdogan denied the authenticity of the evidence and claimed this was a coup d'état against his elected administration. He then purged all prosecutors and police officers investigating the charges. Zarrab's testimony as a witness, as well as documents displayed at trial "would show that this conspiracy to launder money for Iran was not a rogue operation. It would show the Turkish government at...
  • Nasrallah: Trump humiliated 1.5 billion Muslims

    12/07/2017 11:34:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 81 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/17
    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "We feel that we are facing Balfour Declaration 2," Nasrallah said...." "We all know that the Israeli enemy and the leaders of this entity do not respect international resolutions. This is proven. They do not even respect the agreements they signed. Their interest is the most important for them, they do not care what the Arab countries, Islamic states, European countries, Canada and Latin America say," added the Hezbollah leader. "For those who are interested in a peace agreement, Trump...
  • Comey and McCabe Blocked the Arrest of Imran Awan’s Wife As She Was Fleeing the Country to Pakistan

    08/02/2017 12:47:30 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 178 replies
    True Pundit ^ | August 2 2017 | Investigative Bureau
    Alvi Awan was suspected of helping swindle $283,000 from banks and was busted carrying over $12,400 in undocumented cash when the FBI caught up with her at Dulles International Airport in March. But incredibly Awan — the wife of Imran Awan, the IT specialist and con man employed by Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was arrested last week for bank fraud — was never detained or forced to stay in the United States. Her arrest in fact was blocked by then-FBI Director James Comey and then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, FBI sources said. So federal agents and Capitol Police watched...
  • Nasrallah: Trump humiliated 1.5 billion Muslims [Hezbollah leader]

    12/07/2017 11:03:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    INN ^ | 12/08/17 04:43 | Ben Ariel
    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “We feel that we are facing Balfour Declaration 2,” Nasrallah said. “When we understand the dangers involved in this decision, it will prompt everyone to act and take responsibility — and not to obey the voices that will be heard in the coming days. I expect that we will hear voices in the Arab and Islamic world that will say that what happened is meaningless.” […] Nasrallah claimed that, with Trump’s declaration, “he humiliated a billion and a half Muslims,...
  • Report: Iran-backed militia threatens US forces over J'm decision

    12/07/2017 4:19:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/12/17
    An Iranian-backed militia in Iraq threatened on Thursday to attack US forces in the country over US President Donald Trump recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "The decision by Trump on Al-Quds [Jerusalem] makes it legitimate to strike the American forces in Iraq," Al-Nojaba militia chief Akram al-Kaabi said in a statement. The group, established in 2013 and supported by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, numbers around 1,500 fighters and is part of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) auxiliary force that has fought alongside the army against ISIS. Following Trump’s announcement, Iran strongly condemned the decision, saying it threatened a...
  • Erdogan calls Islamic summit next week on Jerusalem

    12/06/2017 6:25:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    France24 ^ | 6 December2017
    Turkey currently holds the chairmanship of the OIC. The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the moving of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem -- expected to be announced by President Donald Trump later Wednesday -- would be a "grave mistake" against international agreements, Kalin warned. "Jerusalem is our honour, Jerusalem is our common cause, Jerusalem is our red line," he added, urging the Trump administration to "return from this grave mistake immediately". Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said the expected US move risked igniting a "fire" in the Middle East and will prove a "great disaster"....
  • PLO Washington Office Cancels Christmas Party Over Jerusalem Announcement

    12/06/2017 8:38:38 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 57 replies
    Forward ^ | 12/6/17 | JTA
    (JTA) — The Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington, D.C., canceled its Christmas reception due to President Trump’s expected announcement that he will be recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
  • African states say they will follow Trump in moving their embassies to Jerusalem

    12/05/2017 5:36:10 PM PST · by onona · 18 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | today | Pamela Geller
    “Whatever Israel wants, we in Ghana will go by that, because that is essentially an internal decision” While the Trump administration has been hit with a barrage of warnings that is stands to throw the Middle East into chaos if it recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the possible move has garnered support among Israel’s allies in Africa.
  • Trump tells Abbas intends to move embassy to Jerusalem: Abbas spokesman

    12/05/2017 8:17:17 AM PST · by BusterDog · 22 replies
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump informed Palestinian President Mahmolud Abbas on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Abbas’s spokesman said.