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  • Palestine: Gaza, one year after, Palestinians still suffocated by Israeli occupation

    10/04/2015 3:02:44 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    A year after the 51-day war in Gaza, hundreds of Palestinians with devastating injuries from the Israeli assault still fill the waiting rooms of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in need of complex reconstructive surgeries and physical rehabilitation. With the continued blockade and siege of Gaza, it is as if the latest of round of Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed had just ended. Today, perhaps more than at any time in its 20-year history of providing medical and psychological care in Gaza and the West Bank, MSF sees how the suffering wrought by the Israeli occupation has become normalized and how an end to...
  • Palestinian stabs Israeli in fresh attack, shot dead: police

    10/03/2015 9:32:40 PM PDT · by keat · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 3, 2015 | 10:18 PM EDT
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli teenager in Jerusalem on Sunday and was then shot dead by police, authorities said, just hours after a similar assault killed two people in the city. Violence has risen in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank in recent weeks. Though not at the levels of previous Palestinian uprisings, or "Intifadas," it has triggered concerns of a wider escalation. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the victim was taken to hospital in moderate condition and that police men "saw the terrorist holding a knife, shot and neutralized him." The attack happened...
  • Largest US Foreign Policy Blunder Since Vietnam: Iran Readies Massive Syrian Ground Invasion

    10/03/2015 8:23:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/03/2015 | Tyler Durden
    On Thursday, in “Mid-East Coup: As Russia Pounds Militant Targets, Iran Readies Ground Invasions While Saudis Panic”, we attempted to cut through all of the Western and Russian media propaganda on the way to describing what Moscow’s involvement in Syria actually portends for the global balance of power. Here are a few excerpts that summarize what’s taking shape in the Middle East: Putin looks to have viewed this as the ultimate geopolitical win-win. That is, Russia gets to i) expand its influence in the Middle East in defiance of Washington and its allies, a move that also helps to...
  • U.S. Kurdish allies welcome Russian air strikes in Syria

    10/03/2015 5:52:37 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 26 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | Roy Gutman
    Three days into its bombing campaign in Syria, Russia on Friday at last targeted Islamic State positions, striking at the defacto capital of the terror organization and at least one other site. The Russian strikes at the Islamic State came after two days in which its aircraft attacked locations belonging to other fighting groups opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad, including CIA-supported rebels, sparking calls for the Obama administration to do something to protect fighters it had trained and equipped. But President Barack Obama made clear that the U.S. had no plans to deepen its role in Syria. “We’re not...
  • Ron Johnson: U.S. ground troops needed in Syria (echos McCain and Graham)

    10/03/2015 7:06:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 10/2/15 | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said he favors committing U.S. ground troops to a multinational military coalition that would enter Syria and create safe zones for refugees fleeing the war-torn nation. Johnson, a first-term Republican, spoke Friday at Madison-Kipp Corp. in Madison, at an event to mark Wisconsin Manufacturing Month. -snip- Johnson said he doesn’t know how many U.S. ground troops would be required for the effort. Russia’s recent involvement in the region may complicate it, he added. -snip- Johnson’s Syria stance puts him in line with other hawkish GOP senators, including Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain...
  • World Leader Drops MAJOR Bombshell… Accuses Obama Of TREASON Live At The United Nations ????

    (Conservative Tribune) – Lost in the media hype surrounding the addresses of Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday was a bombshell claim by the president of Argentina. President Christina Fernandez de Kirchener announced that her nation had been approached by an Obama administration official with a request that Argentina provide enriched nuclear fuel to the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2010. The official in question was Gary Samore, former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, who did not dispute the seemingly outrageous claim and has been open...
  • Obama warns Russia's Putin of 'quagmire' in Syria

    10/02/2015 5:31:34 PM PDT · by McGruff · 65 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Alistair Bell and Tom Perry
    U.S. President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that its bombing campaign against Syrian rebels will suck Moscow into a "quagmire," after a third straight day of air raids in support of President Bashar al-Assad. At a White House news conference, Obama frequently assailed Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he accused of acting out of a position of weakness to defend a crumbling, authoritarian ally.
  • Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA

    10/03/2015 10:26:01 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-02-2015 | By Laila Bassam and Andrew Osborn
    Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday, a sign the civil war is turning still more regional and global in scope. Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the group's commander said, putting Moscow and Washington on opposing sides in a Middle East conflict for the first time since the Cold War. Senior U.S. and Russian officials spoke for just over an hour by secure video conference...
  • Obama Sees Russia Failing in Syria Effort

    10/03/2015 12:33:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 53 replies ^ | OCT. 2, 2015 | PETER BAKER and NEIL MacFARQUHAR
    WASHINGTON — The already fragmented battlefield in Syria grew even more complicated on Friday, as Russia and Iran expanded their military efforts to defend the beleaguered Syrian government in defiance of President Obama, who predicted that their actions would lead only to a “quagmire.” In his first comments since Russia began airstrikes on Syrian targets this week, Mr. Obama said that Moscow was acting “not out of strength but out of weakness.”
  • Watch: Murder in the Old City

    10/03/2015 3:28:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/10/15
    ..... Video The video was filmed near the Lion's Gate of the Old City, and in it gunfire, screams and a baby crying can be heard as the mayhem unfolds. At around 12 seconds into the video the terrorist, wearing a black sweatshirt, can apparently be seen stabbing a victim in a white shirt from behind. He follows after his falling victim and repeatedly stabs him on the ground. Shouts of "Allahu akbar" (Allah is greater), traditionally shouted by terrorists as they attack, is heard around the same time. In the attack the terrorist attacked a family with a...
  • Obama: I’m Not Losing To Putin In Syria

    10/03/2015 3:33:30 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 96 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 10-2-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama is pushing back against the idea that he’s been outmaneuvered in Syria by Russian President Vladimir Putin since the two met at the United Nations on Monday. Obama appeared frustrated by the suggestion during a press conference this afternoon, dismissing it as a notion only talked about in the Washington D.C. “Sometimes the conversation here in the Beltway differs from the conversation internationally,” Obama responded. Obama accused Putin of acting in Syria “out of weakness,” repeatedly referring to Russia’s weakening economy. He also compared his coalition to act against ISIS in Syria to Putin’s unilateral decision to prop...
  • Israel's Risk Aversion Problem

    10/02/2015 3:07:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    On Wednesday the Obama administration was caught off guard by Russia’s rapid rise in Syria. As the Russians began bombing a US-supported militia along the Damascus-Homs highway, Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, at the UN. Just hours before their meeting Kerry was insisting that Russia’s presence in Syria would likely be a positive development. Reacting to the administration’s humiliation, Republican Sen. John McCain said, “This administration has confused our friends, encouraged our enemies, mistaken an excess of caution for prudence and replaced the risks of action with the perils of inaction.” McCain...
  • Parents Gunned Down in Front of Children in Horrifying Palestinian Terror Attack

    10/02/2015 2:52:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    Israel News ^ | 10/01/2015 | Lea Speyer
    A horrific terror attack has claimed the lives of an Israeli mother and father Thursday evening after their car came under fire by Palestinian terrorists. The couple, identified as Eitam and Naama Henkin, lived in Neria, north of Ramallah. They leave behind six orphaned children, four of whom – aged 4 months, 4 ,7 and 9 years – were in the vehicle at the time of the attack. Shortly before 9 pm, the Henkin’s were traveling between the Itamar and Elon Moreh communities, located near the Palestinian village of Beit Furik. As the car slowed before making a turn, a...
  • Putin & Netanyahu: Our ties are getting stronger and stronger

    10/02/2015 2:42:30 PM PDT · by Marie · 59 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21Sep15 | YouTube
    Please check out this YouTube video of Putin and Netanyahu bonding. They're entering into trade agreements and security agreements. I'm grateful that Russia is taking Israel under their wing (somebody has to do it), but still sick about the situation. By the body language alone, both leaders like one another a LOT more than either of them like Obama. Putin actually *smiled!* TWICE. (I didn't know that was possible)
  • Why Is Anyone Still Reading the Blatantly Biased New York Times?

    10/02/2015 2:03:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | Friday, October 02, 2015 8:31 AM | Noah Beck
    The ever-growing proof of an anti-Israel prejudice at The New York Times (NYT) is so extensive and persistent that the paper’s partiality is now undeniable (see this endless archive of bias reports). […] On September 10th, the NYT singled out Jewish lawmakers on the Iran deal. On September 15th, the NYT suggested that the Israeli who was murdered by rock-throwing Palestinians had died of a “self-inflicted accident” after the attackers had merely “pelted the road” (rather than his car). The National Review provided a detailed critique of this farcical “reporting.” […] On September 29, (Diaa) Hadid used an anonymous European...
  • Putin in Paris for talks as Russia urged to stop hitting Syrian opposition

    10/02/2015 8:16:37 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies ^ | Oct 2 2015 | Shaun Walker; Kareem Shaheem
    Vladimir Putin is meeting western leaders for the first time since Russia launched airstrikes in Syria, amid a growing rift over who it is targeting.
  • Hillary echoes Carly Fiorina: I’d impose a no-fly zone inside Syria

    10/02/2015 10:27:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/2/15 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This was a bad idea when Fiorina pushed it yesterday and it’s still a bad idea today. Is one worse than the other, though? Fiorina wants an NFZ to protect American-backed rebels from Putin’s bombs; Hillary wants one for “humanitarian” reasons, the same sort of thinking that produced the paradise you and I know as modern Libya. It’s worth risking a world war to help decide which barbarians ultimately prevail in Syria, no? “I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air, to...
  • Senators demand Obama's Syria strategy (Tom Cotton joins Fiorina on no-fly zones)

    10/02/2015 5:09:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/2/15 | Kristina Wong
    Senators are calling on President Obama to clarify his strategy on Syria, after Russia ignored repeated U.S. warnings and began bombing rebel groups there this week to shore up the Assad regime. -snip- Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), one of the administration's biggest foreign policy critics, called on the administration to take stronger measures. "We should establish no-fly zones in Syria and make it clear that any aircraft that enters those zones will be shot down,” he said.
  • OSCE says spots deadly Russian rocket system in Ukraine for first time

    10/02/2015 4:33:12 AM PDT · by ETL · 25 replies
    Reuters, via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Anton Zverev
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - International monitors say they have spotted a new kind of Russian weapons system in rebel-held Ukraine this week, possible evidence of Moscow's continued interest in Ukraine even as it focuses on Syria. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which is monitoring a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, reported that its monitors had seen a mobile TOS-1 'Buratino' weapons system for the first time. The Buratino is equipped with thermobaric warheads which spread a flammable liquid around a target and then ignite it. It can destroy several city blocks in one strike and cause indiscriminate damage. Only...
  • Obama Ignored Reid’s Request to Reject Resolution for Palestinian State – Twice

    10/02/2015 5:58:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    A new report confirms more White House woes with our ally Israel. A Politico exclusive reveals that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid confronted White House chief of staff Denis McDonough on two occasions to ask President Obama to reject a UN resolution that would grant Palestine statehood. Both times, Obama gave him the silent treatment. While Reid has previously shown his support for Israel, his latest request may not exactly have been for the Middle Eastern country’s best interests. The timing suggested he was trying to secure passage for the Iran Deal: The requests from Reid came as he was...
  • Riyadh Raps Russian Strikes

    10/01/2015 7:58:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Arab News ^ | Friday 2 October 2015
    Saudi Arabia has expressed deep concern over Russia’s airstrikes in Syria, saying there was no evidence of Daesh operating in the areas targeted and that innocent civilians had been killed. Russia launched several strikes in Hama and Homs on Thursday, the second day of operations, with Kremlin officials saying that they targeted members of Daesh. Russian warplanes bombed a camp run by CIA-trained rebels, the group’s commander said. Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Moallemi, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the UN, criticized Russia’s actions in a speech delivered at the Security Council on Wednesday. “As for those countries that have claimed recently...
  • Wake-up call on Syrian army weakness prompted Russian intervention

    10/01/2015 9:29:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 1 October 2015 | Ian Black
    Syrian military weakness, painfully exposed over the last few months, is the main reason for direct Russian intervention in the war – whether its goal is to strike at Islamic State or, more likely, to take on any rebel force fighting Bashar al-Assad in order to shore up his position and stave off demands that he step down. Officials and analysts say Moscow decided to deepen its involvement after the fall of the northern towns of Idlib and nearby Jisr al-Shughour in May served as a “wake-up call” about the parlous state of the Syrian army. Both were taken by...
  • Russian Airstrikes in Syria Aim to Build Alawite Mini-state for Assad

    10/01/2015 9:27:37 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ely Karmon
    Many Russian analysts maintain that Russia's intervention in Syria is driven by Vladimir Putin’s desire to reinstate the status of the world's largest nation as a superpower and his genuine belief that the United States has deliberately seeded chaos in the region to secure its reign there. While this assessment may be accurate, it only reveals part of the Russian president's intentions. Russia’s military engagement in Syria comes on the backdrop of three major factors: a serious threat to the survival of President Bashar Assad's regime, Russia's old Middle Eastern client; Putin's success at securing the occupation of Crimea and...
  • China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report

    10/01/2015 7:53:40 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Last month, the Syrian civilians living in the government-controlled parts of Syria had little be optimistic about: the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was spread too thin and on the defensive at most fronts, while the humanitarian crisis inside the country spread to the provinces that were once relatively unaffected by the violence (i.e. Al-Sweida). Well, “hope springs eternal” when hundreds of Russian Marines and dozens of Russian jets enter your country; this was the case in the overcrowded provinces of Latakia and Tartous, as large crowds gathered near the coast to welcome these Russian naval infantrymen and their advanced military...
  • Bahrain recalls ambassador from Iran after bomb-factory find

    10/01/2015 4:32:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies ^ | 10/1/15
    CAIRO - Bahrain said on Thursday it had recalled its ambassador to Iran, a day after it said security forces had discovered a large bomb-making factory and arrested a number of suspects linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Bahrain's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had also declared the Iranian charge d'affaires in Bahrain a "persona non grata" and gave him 72 hours to leave the country. In a statement on its website, the ministry said the decision to recall its ambassador had come "in light of continued Iranian meddling in the affairs of the kingdom of Bahrain ... in order...
  • Putin signs decree drafting 150,000 conscripts into the Russian military.....

    10/01/2015 9:33:50 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2015 | WILL STEWART and SIMON TOMLINSON
    Vladimir Putin has conscripted 150,000 new troops into the Russian army as the country unleashed a new wave of airstrikes in Syria - while and Iran and Islamist group Hezbollah prepare for a major ground offensive. Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria over the last ten days, backed by the country's Lebanese allies, Hezbollah, and rebel fighters from Iraq and Afghanistan, two Lebanese sources claimed today. One of the sources said the Iranian ground forces were 'soldiers and officers', not advisers, adding: 'We mean hundreds with equipment and weapons. They will be followed by more.' They are being...

    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...
  • Text, video of Israel PM Netanyahu Speech At UN

    10/01/2015 6:19:57 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 1, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    Edited by Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — October 1, 2015 … Following is Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the United Nations General Assembly: “Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you greetings from Jerusalem. The city in which the Jewish People’s hopes and prayers for peace for all of humanity have echoed throughout the ages. Thirty-one years ago, as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, I stood at this podium for the first time. I spoke that day against a resolution sponsored by Iran to expel Israel from the United Nations. Then as now, the UN was obsessively...
  • 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...
  • Will Bibi's Words Wake Up the World?

    10/01/2015 2:11:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | October 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Benjamin Netanyahu, at this moment, is addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations, saying that Israel is not gonna allow Iran to go nuclear. He's not gonna stand there any longer and put up with it. He says, "We are not gonna allow..." His words. "We are not gonna allow a genocidal regime a free and clear path to weapons to wipe out Israel." We are not gonna. Now, that might awaken Obama from whatever he's focused on here on where transgenders urinate and defecate, which seems to be the White House focus of the day, which is...
  • Nobel Prize Rumors Put Focus On Kerry-Iran Coziness

    10/01/2015 1:06:09 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 1,2015 | Adam Kredo
    Secretary of state’s legacy increasingly linked to Iranian regime fortunes Growing speculation that John Kerry will receive a Nobel Peace Prize for finalizing the Iranian nuclear deal is generating renewed criticism of his close relationship with the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, a key public face for the theocratic regime who is rumored to be a probable co-recipient with Kerry. Rumors have been circulating for months that Kerry and Zarif will be co-selected for the prize. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a leading Swedish think-tank, recommended in July that the two be selected for the Nobel in 2016. Lawmakers...
  • Abbas Should Have Been Jeered, Not Applauded, at the UN

    10/01/2015 11:58:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    MAHMOUD ABBAS addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday in his capacity as "President of State of Palestine," or so the official text posted on the UN website identifies him. In reality, Abbas is no more the lawful president of Palestine than George W. Bush is the lawful president of the United States. Both were sworn in for four-year terms in January 2005. Those terms expired more than six years ago. If Bush had appeared before the UN plenum this week and presumed to announce a change in American policy, he would have been thought delusional and jeered off...
  • US Delegates Refuse to Applaud Netanyahu at UN (VIDEO)

    10/01/2015 11:09:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the UN General Assembly today in New York City. At one point the auditorium broke out is applause after Netanyahu’s comments on Iranian threats. The US delegates refused to applaud.
  • Chilling: Netanyahu Glares at UN Delegates for 45 Seconds for Their 'Deafening Silence' on Iran Deal

    10/01/2015 11:03:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    At the United Nations General Assembly Thursday in New York City, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his warning about Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb. Considering the recent passage of the nuclear agreement with Iran, the prime minister’s comments were especially powerful. “Iran is setting up dozens of terror cells,” Netanyahu said. “Imagine what they will do after the sanctions are lifted.” “Unmuzzled,” Iran will “go on the prowl, devouring more and more prey,” he said. In the wake of the nuclear deal, Netanyahu remarked, Iran is spending billions on weapons and satellites. “Do you think Iran is doing that...
  • Assad allies, including Iranians, prepare ground attack in Syria: sources

    10/01/2015 10:13:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/01/15 | Laila Bassam
    Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last 10 days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes, two Lebanese sources told Reuters. "The (Russian) air strikes will in the near future be accompanied by ground advances by the Syrian army and its allies," said one of the sources familiar with political and military developments in the conflict. It points to an emerging military alliance between Russia and Assad's other main allies - Iran and Hezbollah - focused on recapturing areas of northwestern Syria...
  • Exclusive: Obama brushed off Reid's plea on Palestinian state

    10/01/2015 9:49:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | Ocotber 1, 2015 | John Bresnahan and Edward-Isaac Devore
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on two different occasions this year went to White House chief of staff Denis McDonough seeking a public commitment from President Barack Obama that he would veto any U.N. resolution calling for an independent Palestinian state. Both times, Obama did nothing.
  • PM rails against Iran nuclear deal in speech to UN General Assembly

    10/01/2015 9:45:29 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 8 replies
    JPOST ^ | 1 Oct 15 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, telling those nations who had spoken out in favor of the Iran nuclear deal: "Check your enthusiasm at the door." J "This deal doesn't make peace more likely," Netanyahu argued, saying that by giving Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief the deal makes war more likely. Iran has boosted the delivery of supplies and troops into Syria, he said. "It did all this to prop up [Syrian President Bashar] Assad's brutal regime." He said that Iran had delivered SA-22 and Yakhount missiles to Hezbollah in...
  • Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel [Psalms 83]

    10/01/2015 9:26:11 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/30/2015 | ZEINA KARAM and KARIN LAUB
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told world leaders Wednesday that he is no longer bound by agreements that have defined relations with Israel for the past two decades and are meant to form the basis for a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict. But what sounded like a potentially explosive declaration was blunted by the lack of any detail on how he plans to move forward. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Abbas said Israel had repeatedly violated its commitments, most notably by expanding settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, on lands the Palestinians...
  • Live Thread: Benjamin Netanyahu's 2015 UN Address (approx 12pm on FOX News)

    10/01/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 127 replies
    UN ^ | 10/1/15 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu is the 11th scheduled speaker, after Georgia (9th) and Lesotho (10th). Live stream at link.
  • Paris calls public school map showing Israel as ‘Palestine’ a ‘production error’

    10/01/2015 8:24:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | September 29, 2015 8:42am
    Responding to parents who complained about the distribution at public schools of a map which labeled Israel as “Palestine,” the City of Paris said it was the result of “a simple production error.” The city’s media department gave the explanation in a statement it published Friday about the distribution earlier this year to elementary school pupils of a calendar that contains a map of Europe and parts of the Middle East. The map, which ends north of central Israel and the West Bank, designates the territory of Israel included in it as “Palestine,” alongside Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey. In...
  • Palestinian flag raised at United Nations headquarters

    10/01/2015 8:14:00 AM PDT · by keat · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 September 2015
    The Palestinian flag has been raised for the first time at United Nations headquarters in New York. The ceremony was attended by the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Mr. Abbas said it was unconscionable that the question of Palestinian statehood remained unresolved. He also warned that the PA no longer felt bound by agreements with Israel he claimed were "continually violated". "As long as Israel refuses to cease settlement activities and to release of the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners in accordance with our agreements, they leave us no choice but to insist...
  • WWIII is shaping up in Syria: ...likens alliance to 'apocalyptic visions of John the Revelator'

    10/01/2015 7:31:58 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 73 replies
    WND ^ | September 30, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    World War III is shaping up in Syria right now, thanks to Barack Obama. According to Russian Sen. Igor Morozov, Beijing has agreed to dispatch naval forces, including an aircraft carrier, to Syria alongside a Russian military force that will join Hezbollah and Iranian army regulars in Syria, an immediate neighbor to the north of Israel, and Iraq to fight ISIS. Now this is both good news and bad news: Good news: Somebody’s got to fight ISIS. And it’s clearly not going to be the U.S. under Barack Obama. Somebody’s got to soundly defeat and destroy ISIS. And that’s clearly...
  • US finds Kuwait airline discriminates against Israelis

    10/01/2015 3:33:06 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 7 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 10/1/15 | JOAN LOWY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a challenge to boycotts of Israel, the U.S. government has found that Kuwait Airways unlawfully discriminated against a passenger traveling on an Israeli passport by refusing to sell him a ticket for a New York to London flight. Eldad Gatt, an Israeli citizen, complained to the Department of Transportation that in 2013 he was unable to buy a ticket from John F. Kennedy Airport to London Heathrow Airport through Kuwait Airways because the airline's online booking system prevented him from selecting Israel as his passport-issuing country. The department investigated and initially rejected Gatt's discrimination complaint, according...
  • Bush tells Trump to put on his 'big boy pants' (Supports Entry of Syrian "Refugees"/ISIS)

    09/30/2015 6:12:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 198 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 30, 2015 | Eric Bradner and Ashley Killough
    Bedford, New Hampshire (CNN)Jeb Bush and Donald Trump clashed over how to handle the Syrian refugee crisis -- and just about everything else, including whether Bush is really friends with Marco Rubio -- during dueling Wednesday night town hall events in New Hampshire. By the end of the night, Bush had even told Trump to put on his "big boy pants." In their most substantive policy dispute, the two disagreed sharply over whether refugees who fled the Middle East amid ISIS' rise should be allowed in the United States. "I think we're duty-bound to provide support," Bush said in Bedford.
  • Franklin Graham: Russian Air Strikes May Prevent Christian Bloodbath

    09/30/2015 4:18:20 PM PDT · by donna · 21 replies ^ | 09/30/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Rev. Franklin Graham, the influential son of beloved evangelist Billy Graham, tells Newsmax TV the pounding Russian air force strikes in Syria may end up saving countless numbers of persecuted Christians. "What Russia is doing may save the lives of Christians in the Middle East," Graham, president and CEO of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said Wednesday to J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "Newsmax Prime." "You understand that the Syrian government for their good and for their bad over the history of this country, they have protected Christians, they have protected minorities from the Islamists."
  • Saudi Arabia Seizes Iranian Ship "Laden With Missile Launchers, Anti-Tank Weapons"

    09/30/2015 3:43:24 PM PDT · by amorphous · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 30 Sep 2915
    With Syria making national headlines on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget about the Middle East’s other proxy war raging in Yemen. For months, a Saudi-led coalition has been battling Iran-backed militants for control of the country which was effectively wrested from Mansour Hadi earlier this year when the Sauid-backed President was forced to flee to Riyadh as the Houthis advanced on Aden. Sadly, Yemen has since descended into chaos, an embarrassment for the Obama administration which just a little over a year ago held the country up as an example of Washington’s successful counterterrorism efforts (no mention was...
  • 'Russia gave Israel advance notice of its airstrikes in Syria'

    09/30/2015 1:34:58 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 27 replies ^ | 09/30/2015 17:4 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    'Russia gave Israel advance notice of its airstrikes in Syria' Israel did not receive any information on where specifically the strikes would occur. By YAAKOV LAPPIN \ 09/30/2015 17:43 Russia gave Israel advance notice of its impending air strikes in Syria on Wednesday, western defense sources said. For the first time, Russia launched air strikes against Islamic State in Syria on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin secured his parliament's unanimous backing to intervene to prop up the Kremlin's closest Middle East ally. Israel did not receive any information on where geographically the strikes would occur.
  • Palestinian Flag Raised at United Nations Headquarters for 1st Time in New York City

    09/30/2015 11:40:12 AM PDT · by pabianice · 21 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/30/15
    The Palestinian flag was raised at the U.N. in a ceremony attended by President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas, who said it was "a most emotional and proud day..." ...Speaking to the crowd, Abbas dedicated the ceremony to “the martyrs, the prisoners and the wounded, and to those who gave their lives while trying to raise this flag”. Hundreds of Palestinians assembled in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, where they watched the flag-raising on a large screen set up in Yasser Arafat Square. “The mood is festive,” reported Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab, adding that “families sang along...
  • President of Argentina Launches Bombshell Iran Claim Against 2010 Obama Admin.

    09/30/2015 11:16:33 AM PDT · by amorphous · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 30 Sep 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed during the U.N. General Assembly on Monday that a former Obama administration official attempted to convince Argentina to “provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel.” The claim was seemingly overshadowed by President Barack Obama’s high-stakes dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kirchner claimed Gary Samore, former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, visited Argentina and suggested the nation provide Iran with nuclear fuel in 2010, two years into Obama’s presidency.
  • Russian air strikes hit three Syrian provinces (Rus Orthodox Church calling it a “holy battle”)

    09/30/2015 11:24:54 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 155 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2015 16:38 | AFP
    <p>Warplanes have carried out air strikes in Hama, Homs and Latakia in what Russia's powerful Orthodox Church has termed a "holy battle".</p> <p>“Russian and Syrian airplanes carried out numerous strikes today against terrorist positions in Hama, Homs and Latakia provinces,” according to a Syrian security source.</p>