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  • Last Ditch Efforts by Iran Lobby to Save Nuclear Deal Wasted

    04/21/2018 8:41:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | James Lee
    The Iran lobby is digging deep in an effort to drum up support from anyone and anywhere to preserve the Iran nuclear deal including circulating a letter from members of the French, British and German parliaments addressed to the U.S. Congress.The letter is rife with the same common misperceptions that the Iran lobby has worked hard to foist on an unsuspecting world. None have done as much spadework in engineering this plethora of fake news than the National Iranian American Council.Among the common misperceptions in the letter are:“The only reason we were able to achieve this breakthrough is that we stood...
  • Romania to Move Embassy to Jerusalem: Netanyahu Promises Six More to Follow

    04/20/2018 9:48:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/20/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    After meeting last week with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely last week, a Romanian politician has announced their nation will be moving their embassy to Jerusalem. This will make Romania the fourth nation to do so and the first European Union country to break ranks and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă, a Social Democrat, proposed the move to his government last Wednesday, April 11, and the process moved forward quickly. In an interview with the Romanian TV channel ANTENA 3 on Thursday, Israeli Independence Day, Liviu Dragnea, the president of the Chamber of Deputies...
  • D.C. lawmaker who said Jews control the weather visits Holocaust Museum but leaves early

    04/19/2018 6:20:43 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/19/18 | Peter Jamison
    The photo, taken in 1935, depicts a woman in a dark dress shuffling down a street in Norden, Germany. A large sign hangs from her neck: “I am a German girl and allowed myself to be defiled by a Jew.” She is surrounded by Nazi stormtroopers. D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) studied the image. “Are they protecting her?” Lynn Williams, an expert on educational programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and White’s tour guide for the day, stared at the photo. “No,” she said. “They’re marching her through.” “Marching through is protecting,” White said. “I think...
  • Natalie Portman Denounced By Israeli Government Over Decision Not to Attend Awards

    04/20/2018 6:59:57 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 40 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/20/2018 | David Caspi , Alex Ritman
    The move, believed to be in response to Israel's recent deadly shooting of Palestinian protestors, has been praised by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Israel's Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev has denounced Natalie Portman's decision to decline an award in her homeland of Israel over politics. "I was saddened to hear that Natalie Portman has fallen as a ripe fruit in the hands of BDS supporters," stated Regev associating her act with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. "Natalie, a Jewish actress who was born in Israel now joins those who refers to the success...
  • On 70th anniversary, Netanyahu says Israel’s light will beat enemies’ ‘darkness’

    04/20/2018 6:51:02 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 3 replies
    Breaking Christian News ^ | 4/18/2018 | Michael Bachner
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a fiery address at a torch-lighting ceremony marking Israel’s 70th Independence Day, declared that the Jewish state is becoming a “world power” and said its light will overcome its 'enemies' "darkness." “We’re turning Israel into a rising world power,” Netanyahu said at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem before lighting a torch on behalf of all the governments of Israel since the founding of the state.
  • Iran Warns of New 'War' As It Boosts Ties With Syria, Iraq and Lebanon

    04/20/2018 1:17:52 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 18 Apr 2018 | Tom O'Connor
    Iran's supreme leader warned top officials Wednesday that their country was facing threats of espionage and subversion from foreign foes who sought to undermine the Islamic Republic and its increasingly large sphere of influence in the Middle East. {snip} Iran has also shored up its relations with neighboring Iraq, where a 2003 U.S. invasion installed a Shiite Muslim government much friendlier to Iran and spurred a Sunni Muslim insurgency that ultimately helped to form ISIS... With ISIS largely defeated, these paramilitary fighters were made official members of the country's armed forces and they have threatened to expel the U.S. military...
  • THE AMERICAN “INABILITY TO UNDERSTAND” JIHADIS-It has hamstrung our foreign policy for decades

    04/20/2018 5:30:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 20, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    One of the biggest ongoing problems of U.S. foreign policy is a failure to understand what we’re really up against. This problem is nothing new, although Barack Obama took it to new heights by banning all mention of Islam and jihad from counterterror training, with many of his loyalists still in place and hampering our ability to deal realistically with the jihad threat today. This myopia goes back decades. In Theodore H. White’s America In Search of Itself, there is this telling passage about the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979: Of the negotiating effort, the most biting summary was...
  • Anti-Israel Rocker Roger Waters Blasted for Citing Russian Propaganda in Defense of Assad

    04/17/2018 6:03:14 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 24 replies
    The Tower ^ | 04.16.18 | Staff
    Pink Floyd founder, Roger Waters, a vocal advocate for boycotts of Israel, came under heavy criticism for promoting “Russian propaganda” after asserting that the rescue organization, White Helmets, that operates in Syria, were “fake” and encouraged terrorists, The Jerusalem Post reported Sunday. In a video posted by a group called Hands Off Syria, Waters spoke of an audience member who wanted to come up on stage and speak about the chemical weapons that had been used by the regime of Bashar al-Assad against civilians earlier this month in the Damascus suburb of Douma. “He is one voice, I personally think...
  • Why I Left the Anti-War Right

    02/09/2004 2:37:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 1,625+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 2/09/04 | Anthony Gancarski
    <p>If someone had told me a few months ago that I’d be writing a piece for Front Page on this theme, I would’ve dismissed him as a lunatic. After all, then I was supporting the positions expected from those on the so-called antiwar right. I was harshly critical of Israeli defense initiatives, more willing to talk up for Noam Chomsky than the sitting President, and insistent upon baiting “neo-conservative” Michael Ledeen of National Review into admitting that he sought to see the regime in Tehran overthrown by any means necessary, including US Military involvement.</p>
  • Israeli intelligence reportedly says Trump's Syria strike failed, didn't take out much of anything

    04/17/2018 7:18:02 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 111 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 17, 2018 | Alex Lockie
    Israeli officials cited in a Ynetnews report characterized the missile strike on Friday by the US, the UK, and France on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria as a failure. Multiple Israeli government and military sources suggested the strike was not effective in hurting Syria's ability to conduct chemical attacks. These officials also criticized President Donald Trump's talking about the strike beforehand. The latest strike most likely didn't change anything on the battlefield in Syria, and it's hard to know how much of the chemical weapons stockpile it hit.
  • Israeli chief rabbi condemns Assad regime for genocide

    04/17/2018 5:28:32 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 09 April 2018 Monday | News Desk
    Israel's Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef on Sunday condemned a Syrian regime-suspected chemical weapons attack in Eastern Ghouta's Douma district which left at least 70 civilians dead and hundreds wounded. "I've said it before and I’ll say it again: there is a cruel genocide happening in Syria against women and children with weapons of mass destruction," Yosef said. Recalling the genocide Jews were subjected to, Yosef went on to say that it was a "moral obligation not to remain silent and to try to stop the massacre".
  • why Bomb Syria? Yes, American Interests Are Being Served By Striking Assad

    04/17/2018 8:35:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/17/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Donald Trump’s order last Friday to launch missile strikes against Syria’s chemical weapons infrastructure has exposed the divisions among Americans over foreign policy. Some Trump supporters think the President has walked back from his America-first nationalism. Globalists of both parties agree that Bashar al Assad needed to be punished for brutally violating international conventions against chemical weapons. And the rabid anti-Trump left views the attack as a “wag-the-dog” diversion from Trump’s legal troubles. So is there a legitimate reason for bombing Syria and possibly provoking Russian retaliation that risks dragging us deeper into the Middle East quagmire? Many Americans, sick...
  • The Real Next War in Syria: Iran vs. Israel

    04/17/2018 8:11:08 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 15, 2018 | Thomas L. Friedman
    Round one occurred on Feb. 10, when an Iranian drone launched by a Revolutionary Guards Quds Force unit operating out of Syria’s T4 air base, east of Homs in central Syria, was shot down with a missile from an Israeli Apache helicopter that was following it after it penetrated Israeli airspace. “This is the first time we saw Iran do something against Israel — not by proxy,” a senior Israeli military source told me. “This opened a new period.” It certainly helps to explain why Israeli jets launched a predawn missile raid on the Iranian drone’s T4 home base last...
  • False alarm set off Syrian air defences: Pro-Assad commander

    04/17/2018 7:05:46 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 8 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 16 April 2018 | MEE Staff
    Malfunction was attributed to 'a joint electronic attack' by Israel and US A false alarm led to Syrian air defence missiles being fired overnight and there was no fresh attack on Syria, a commander in the regional military alliance that backs the Syrian government told Reuters. Syrian state TV reported overnight that anti-aircraft defences had shot down missiles fired at an air base in the Homs area, and a media unit run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah said missiles had also targeted an air base near Damascus. The commander, who spoke on condition of anonymity, attributed the malfunction to "a...
  • Netanyahu: The West should treat Iran the same way it treated Syria

    04/17/2018 6:27:36 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 15, 2018 | Herb Keinon
    The same resolve the US, Britain and France showed in standing up to Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons in Syria needs to be shown in preventing terrorist states and organizations from getting nuclear capabilities, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a phone conversation Saturday night with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Netanyahu, who was referring to Iran, spoke about this conversation at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. US President Donald Trump has given the European powers – France, Britain and Germany – until May 12 to fix the Iranian nuclear agreement signed in 2015. If...
  • BREAKING: IDF Confirm Iran Has Established Air Forces In Syria And Planning Attacks In Israel

    04/17/2018 5:42:42 AM PDT · by Strategy · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 17, 2018
    BREAKING: IDF sources said to confirm Iran has established air forces in Syria and are planning retaliatory attacks in Israel.
  • Is Jordan about to fall apart?

    04/17/2018 5:24:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4-14-18 | Dr. Mordechai Kedar
    Is Jordan the next destination for the "Arab Spring?" Demonstrations against the king have reached new levels. Towards the end of 2010, when the "Arab Spring" erupted destabilizing goverrnments and social order in most of the Middle Eastern countries, questions began to be raised about the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and whether the tidal waves sweeping across the Arab world would reach its borders. So far, King Abdullah II has succeeded in stopping the destructive advance at the country's borders, although over the past seven years, several manifestations of support for ISIS were observed, mainly in Maan, in Sourthern Jordan,...
  • Israeli intervention in Syria

    04/17/2018 12:44:51 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/18 | Tzvi Lev
    "Israel has still not learned the lessons from the Holocaust. Had it taken the meaning to heart, it would stop the ongoing atrocities in Syria." We've been inundated with such messages every since the Syrian bloodbath commenced in 2011. While these vacuous statements are heard constantly, they reach a fever constantly pitch when Yom Hashoah season rolls around. According to this view, Israel is betraying its Jewish heritage by letting Assad butcher his people unopposed. I've always hated hearing people say this because it's the worst kind of virtue signaling. Imagine you were handed the keys: What would you do?...
  • 'Opposing Netanyahu's policies doesn't make us anti-Semitic'

    04/16/2018 3:14:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/18 | Elad Benari
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2016 election but lost out to Hillary Clinton, on Monday criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his policies. "As someone who believes absolutely and unequivocally in Israel's right to exist... we must say loudly and clearly, that to oppose the reactionary policies of Prime Minister Netanyahu does not make us anti-Israel," Sanders told the annual conference of the J Street organization. He took issue with Israel’s response to the recent riots along the border with Gaza, claiming Israel "massively overreacted" to the protests. "The presence of Hamas members...
  • Livni: It's time to fight for democracy

    04/15/2018 4:30:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/18
    ..... She attacked the government's intention to enact the Overrule Clause, saying, "Those who seek to limit the Supreme Court are those who do not accept the value of democracy. It is time to fight for democracy, in Israel, in the United States and throughout the world. To fight against the delegitimization of political opponents, for the right to express positions, even if we disagree with them."