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  • Sheldon Adelson Supports Donald Trump: He "Will Be Good For Israel"

    05/06/2016 9:49:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Arron Klein
    TEL AVIV – Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a top GOP donor, voiced support for his fellow billionaire.
  • White House admits it played us for fools to sell Iran deal

    05/06/2016 5:51:32 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | John Podhoretz
    Congratulations, liberals of the Washington press corps and elite organizations: You’re a bunch of suckers. We all know this because the Obama White House just told us so. In an astounding New York Times piece by David Samuels, senior White House officials gleefully confess they use friendly reporters and nonprofits as public relations tools in the selling of President Obama’s foreign policy — and can do it almost at will because these tools are ignorant, will believe what they’re told, will essentially take dictation and are happy to be used just to get the information necessary for a tweet or...
  • Labour suspends Momentum supporter who claimed Jews caused ‘African holocaust’-Leicester Victory

    05/04/2016 5:36:50 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    JEWISH CHRONICLE ONLINE/Jerusalem Post ^ | May 4, 2016 | Marcus Dysch,
    A leading member of the pro-Corbyn Momentum hard-left activism group claimed Jews were responsible for an “African holocaust”, the JC can reveal. Jacqueline Walker is a vice-chair of the movement’s national steering committee and activist in south-east England. Labour suspended Ms Walker from the party after the JC brought her comments to the party’s attention. She has repeatedly claimed the ongoing allegations of Jew-hate against party members are part of a “witch-hunt” against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Describing herself as an anti-Zionist, Ms Walker responded to a critic who asked her about the Holocaust on Facebook in February by writing...
  • Thousands of Jews Pray at the Grave of Biblical Joshua, Who Conquered Israel

    05/06/2016 4:39:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | May 5, 2016 | Ariella Mendlowitz
    Thousands of Jews Pray at the Grave of Biblical Joshua, Who Conquered Israel [PHOTOS] By Ariella Mendlowitz May 5, 2016 , 1:30 pm “And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him; and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.” Deuteronomy 34:9 (The Israel Bible™) Thousands of Ultra Orthodox Jewish men entered the Palestinian village of Kif al Harat, in the West Bank, accompanied by Israeli soldiers, to pray at the tombs of Yehoshua Ben Nun and Kaleb Ben Yepune, on...
  • A Very Simple Conflict [Israel-Arabs]

    05/06/2016 4:34:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 5-3-16 | Martin Sherman
    The Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Photo: Dave Bender. Until 1967, Israel did not hold an inch of the Sinai Peninsula and the West Bank, the Gaza Strip or the Golan Heights. Israel held not an acre of what is now considered disputed territory. And yet we enjoyed no peace. Year after year Israel called for – pleaded for – a negotiated peace with the Arab governments. Their answer was a blank refusal and more war… The reason was not a conflict over territorial claims. The reason was, and remains, the fact that a free Jewish state sits on...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Guru Boasts of How the Administration Lied to Sell the Iran Deal

    05/05/2016 1:54:21 PM PDT · by bushwon · 50 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 5, 2016 | Lee Smith
    It’s hardly any wonder that Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes has a "mind meld" with his boss, the president. According to a David Samuels New York Times Magazine article to be published Sunday and already posted to the website, Rhodes, like Barack Obama, is contemptuous of "the American foreign-policy establishment." What Obama calls the "Washington playbook" dictating the sorts of responses available to American policymakers, Rhodes calls the "Blob." Blob includes "editors and reporters at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker," etc. It also encompasses, according to Rhodes, Obama's former secretary of state Hillary Clinton,...
  • 120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran

    05/05/2016 5:06:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 7:17 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country. A communiqué issued by the NAM’s Coordinating Bureau follows an Iranian appeal to the United Nations last week to intervene with the U.S. government to prevent the loss of their funds. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the ruling an “outrageous robbery, disguised under a court order.” The NAM, comprising mainly developing countries, called the U.S. waiver of “the sovereign...
  • EMA: Thoughts on Trump Ascendance and Israel-US Relations

    05/05/2016 10:30:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Primack News ^ | 5/5/16 | Eleutheria5
    E5 unmasked. EMA expounded.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • [Vanity] Hillary's Biggest Contributors & her "Rothschild Connection"

    04/13/2015 12:57:07 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 41 replies
    Open Secrets.org (campaign finance website) ^ | 4/12/2015 | the editors at Open Secrets
    I was looking at Hillary's largest contributors at Open Secrets. This is a good resource for Freepers interested in doing their own research on candidate funding. Information for Hillary is broken up by her Senate races, which can be found here and her Presidential race, which can be found here. Let's take a little deeper look at Hillary's contributor's in her last successful race, the 2006 Senate run. Contributor Total Citigroup Inc $236,610 Goldman Sachs $205,670 MetLife Inc $156,060 Time Warner $146,390 Corning Inc $135,750 Morgan Stanley $123,560 JPMorgan Chase & Co $122,715 Skadden, Arps et al $112,530 Credit Suisse...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The BDS Movement Overreaches, Now Faces A Lawsuit

    05/04/2016 12:26:31 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 4, 2016 | George Leef
    The Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement opposes Israeli policy toward the Palestinians and maintains that Israeli policy can be pressured to change through a combination of boycotts, divestment of assets, and other sanctions. People should be entirely free to make and oppose those arguments. What people should not, however, be free to do is to dragoon non-profit scholarly associations into their political battles against Israel (or anything else for that matter). But that is just what has occurred with the stance taken by the American Studies Association in favor of boycotting Israeli universities. Back in 2013, the association’s National Council...
  • No Peace, Because The Arabs Don't Want It!

    05/04/2016 8:37:30 AM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/2016 | Batya Medad
    Just be pragmatic, please. There is nothing Israel can do or offer to "make peace" with the Arabs here. And only once Israel accepts this reality, will the terror calm down. Because part of this acceptance is to admit that the Arab terrorists are not ordinary criminals with legal rights to defend themselves. They are fantastic ideological monsters lacking in accepted human values. Their murderous terror does not come from poverty and hopelessness. Bus bomber's family: 'Only you Israelis are guilty' Terrorist's family tells Israeli media bombing was 'self-defense,' reveals 19-year-old terrorist grew up with wealth and had his own...
  • UK councils face court challenge over Israel boycotts

    05/04/2016 4:32:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 7:25 AM EDT
    A Jewish group has launched a lawsuit against British local authorities that called for boycotts of goods from Israeli settlements, claiming the actions are anti-Semitic. Jewish Human Rights Watch is asking the High Court to rule against three councils: Leicester in England and Swansea and Gwynedd in Wales. It claims the authorities have failed to consider “the impact of their actions on the Jewish community.” …
  • Two Labour councillors suspended after calling for Jews in Israel to 'relocate' to America

    05/04/2016 3:59:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5-2-16 | Kate McCann,
    Two Labour councillors have been suspended after they posted apparently anti-Semitic comments on Facebook. A party source said an investigation will be carried out into the comments made by both men. One councillor called for Jews in Israel to "relocate" to America in a series of apparently anti-Semitic posts on Facebook. Ilyas Aziz, who backed Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and appears on the site pictured with both Mr Corbyn and John McDonnell, also posted offensive images appearing to call for Jews to "stop drinking Gaza blood". A second, Salim Mulla, claimed Israel is behind Isil and reposted the same message suspended...
  • After Anti-Semitic Incident, Delayed Response by Harvard to Jewish Students

    05/03/2016 5:18:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/3/16 | Adam Kredo
    A group of Jewish students at Harvard received a response this afternoon to a meeting request sent to school President Drew Faust last Wednesday – only two hours after the Washington Free Beacon inquired with Faust’s office for a story about the delay in responding to the meeting request. The students first asked Faust for a meeting on April 27th, the week after an anti-Semitism scandal at Harvard received national media attention. The students sought the meeting to raise their concerns about Harvard administration policies that they believe have supported and legitimized the growth of extremist anti-Israel events, groups, and...
  • Foreign Policy Shift: Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin

    05/03/2016 6:33:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 29, 2016 – 06:38 PM | Ralf Neukirch and Christoph Schult
    Top Berlin officials are becoming less inclined to unconditionally support Israel. With the two-state solution increasingly unlikely, there is concern that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is “instrumentalizing” Germany’s friendship. […] “The perception has been growing in the German government that Netanyahu is instrumentalizing our friendship,” says Rolf Mützenich, deputy floor leader for the Social Democrats (SPD) in parliament. The SPD is Merkel’s junior coalition partner and Foreign Minister Steinmeier is a leading member of the party. Mützenich says it would be a welcome change if the Foreign Ministry and the Chancellery were to rethink the relationship with Israel. “Israel’s current...
  • Jihad Defined

    05/03/2016 5:52:31 PM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/2016 | Tabitha Korol
    Islamic scholarship divides the world in two: the House of Islam (dar al-Islam, nations ruled by Sharia law) and the House of War (dar al-harb, nations in rebellion against Allah). It is incumbent on dar al-Islam to make war upon dar al-harb until all nations submit to the will of Allah and accept Sharia law. "He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist." -- Koran 61:9. Jihad is the force that gives Islam meaning. In his book, Lights...
  • 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...
  • Trump: Israel should keep building in Judea and Samaria

    05/03/2016 11:23:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    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...
  • Senior UN official denies Hamas uses cement for terror tunnels

    05/03/2016 6:20:49 AM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/3/2016 | Matt Wanderman
    UN Assistant Secretary-General says 'no proof' Hamas uses construction material for 'military purposes.' UN Assistant Secretary-General Robert Piper claims that there is no proof that Hamas is taking advantage of UN-provided construction material for "military purposes," the pro-Hamas Middle East Monitor reports. He made his remark after Israel announced that it was blocking the transfer of cement into Gaza because Hamas uses it to build terror tunnels. Piper said that the United Nations has provided 1.2 million tons of construction materials to Gaza, though he did not explain why despite that very few reparations have been carried out since 2014's...
  • Leftist Violence And Double Standards

    05/03/2016 3:37:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    The so-called “mainstream” national media has developed a penchant for focusing on violence originating from certain quarters while all but ignoring hooliganism emanating from others. The disparity in treatment is due primarily to an agenda being pushed by leftist elements within the media establishment, including, but not limited to, MSNBC and the New York Times.
  • Trump: A Lot of Jewish Friends Say, ‘Will Never Be Able to Make Deal’ Between Israel, Palestinians

    05/03/2016 4:02:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MAY 2, 2016 | Ruthie Blum
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump told a rally in Indiana on Sunday that “a lot of [his] Jewish friends” tell him he “will never be able” to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the Jewish Insider reported. During a speech to more than 2,000 supporters at the Indiana Theater in Terre Haute ahead of Tuesday’s primary race, Trump first attacked the United Nations for not “going in and making [such] a deal,” which he called “probably the all-time hard deal to make,” and then criticized the Palestinians: You know, they grow up as young children hating, hating, hating Israel....
  • Livni: Labor negotiating terms of unity government

    05/03/2016 3:45:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/5/16 | David Rosenberg
    Israel’s largest opposition party is negotiating the terms for a possible unity government, a senior Zionist Camp official said on Tuesday. Speaking with Army Radio, Tzipi Livni (Zionist Camp) confirmed that her party was in talks with the Netanyahu government over a possible unity coalition. “I was shown things [brought up] in the talks, [but] were not finalized,” Livni said. A senior Likud official confirmed the negotiations to expand the governing coalition, telling party chiefs already in the government that they would have to make concessions if the Zionist Camp does join. “Every party will have to do its part...
  • 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...
  • UK’s Labour ‘secretly suspended 50 for anti-Semitic, racist comments’

    05/02/2016 5:05:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5/2/16 | staff
    Britain’s Labour party has “secretly suspended” 50 of its members for anti-Semitic and racist comments, a UK paper said Monday. The report came as Labour chairman Jeremy Corbyn conceded for the first time Monday that the party does have a problem with anti-Jewish sentiment, but insisted that it is “not a huge problem.” A string of Labour politicians have been publicly suspended recently for making anti-Semitic remarks, among them former London mayor and close Corbyn ally Ken Livingstone, who said Thursday that Hitler supported Zionism before he “went mad and ended up killing 6 million Jews.” Livingstone, who has refused...
  • 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],"...
  • The terrorist became 'mister,' they murdered us twice

    05/02/2016 4:06:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/16 | Eliran Aharon
    Ruti Hasno, the bereaved widow of Avraham Hasno who was brutally run over and murdered by an Arab terrorist last October, spoke with Arutz Sheva on Monday following a difficult Passover without her husband. Sahban Wael At-Titi, who ran over Hasno, was originally indicted for manslaughter last month before that charge was upgraded to murder following the outrage of Ruti Hasno and her children. Hasno, a 54-year-old resident of Kiryat Arba, was murdered at the Al Fawar junction near Hevron. After being ambushed by Arab rock throwers, Hasno left his vehicle to chase off his attackers, but was intentionally run...
  • Florida Jewish center attack plot thwarted, feds say

    05/02/2016 2:24:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 2, 2016 | CBS Miami
    A man's planned explosive attack on a South Florida Jewish center was thwarted by the FBI through an undercover operation involving a dummy bomb, authorities said Monday. James Medina, 40, made his initial appearance in federal court Monday following his arrest last week in the alleged plot against the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, which includes a synagogue, school and meeting halls. Medina is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, which carries a potential life prison sentence. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Anton said the FBI learned in March that Medina - a Muslim convert who said in...
  • 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...
  • Op-Ed: Trump targets Clinton and Obama betrayal of Israel agreements

    05/02/2016 2:06:23 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5-2-2016 | David Singer
    Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech has created expectations that he will match Marco Rubio’s pledge to stand by the commitments made by President Bush to Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Bush’s letter dated 14 April 2004. Rubio made his unequivocal pledge on 3 December 2015 at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum during his unsuccessful race to secure the Republican Party’s endorsement as its Presidential nominee: “I will revive the common-sense understandings reached in the 2004 Bush-Sharon letter and build on them to help ensure Israel has defensible borders” President Obama and his then former Secretary of State Hillary...
  • 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,...
  • Op-Ed: Can one soldier fell a government?

    05/01/2016 5:16:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/5/16 | Leonie Ben Simon
    Politicians should take careful note of the discontent in the street, as one woman from Dimona has as much voting power as the Prime Minister himself. She now represents many of the population’s feelings about how a young soldier has been dealt with. Those who wish to stay in power and those who wish to head a motivated army should have their ears to the ground instead of blaming extremist right-wing organisations and "twisted ideology.". A walk down the street in one of Israel’s major cities turned up the following comments voiced loudly in plain hearing range of everyone around:...
  • Jewish MK: Israel is ‘ethnically cleansing’ Judea and Samaria

    05/01/2016 5:01:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/5/16 | Shoshana Miskin
    Leftist Jewish MK Dov Khenin of the near completely Arab Joint List party spoke with the British Sky News on Sunday, and claimed that Israel is committing an "ethnic cleansing in a very sophisticated way" in Judea and Samaria. Khenin referred to the demolition of illegal Arab construction in Area C, an array of regions classified as being under full Israeli control by the 1994 Oslo Accords, and said that the Israeli government is trying to conquer the land so Israelis can settle there in the future. .....
  • Eurovision bans waving of PLO, ISIS flags

    04/30/2016 10:35:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/16
    As the annual Eurovision Song Contest approaches, the Stockholm theater hosting the event has published the rules about waving flags, and enumerated several flags that will be forbidden. Flags with commercial messages, those that discriminate against sectors of the population, those that disrupt the broadcast and those with messages in languages other than English will not be permitted. The specific list of banned lags include those of Kosovo, Basque, the Crimean Peninsula, the PLO, Donetsk, Northern Cyprus, Transnistria and ISIS. Saeb Erekat, a senior member of the Palestinian Authority, sent a letter in response, demanding an apology from the organizers...
  • Christians converge on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to carry candles lit by holy fire

    04/30/2016 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Apr 30, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection. In a ritual dating back at least 1,200 years, they crowded Saturday into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. During the annual ceremony, top Eastern Orthodox clerics enter the Edicule, the small chamber marking the site of Jesus' tomb. They then emerge to reveal candles said to be miraculously lit with "holy fire" as a message to the faithful from heaven. The details of the flame's source are a closely guarded secret. Roman...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ADL Urges Donald Trump to Reconsider "America First" in Foreign Policy Approach

    04/29/2016 6:53:14 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 74 replies
    ADL ^ | April 28, 2016
    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today urged presidential candidate Donald Trump to reconsider his use of the phrase “America First” as a slogan describing his approach to foreign affairs, citing its anti-Semitic use in the months before Pearl Harbor by a group of prominent Americans seeking to keep the nation out of World War II. The most noteworthy leader of the “America First Committee” was Charles Lindbergh, who sympathized with the Nazis and whose rhetoric was characterized by anti-Semitism and offensive stereotypes, including assertions that Jews posed a threat to the U.S. because of their influence in motion pictures, radio, the...
  • Thousands of Christian Egyptians Enter Israel for Easter Holy Fire Rite in Jerusalem

    04/30/2016 12:30:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Apr 28, 2016 7:59 PM | Nir Hasson
    Around 6,000 Egyptians, almost all of them Coptic Christians, have entered Israel to attend the annual Holy Fire ceremony at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Saturday. There has been a sharp rise recently in pilgrimages to Jerusalem by Egyptian Copts, after the Coptic patriarch, Pope Tawadros II, in effect rolled back a ban imposed by a predecessor in 1980, in the wake of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty. Tawadros himself visited Israel in November for the funeral of Archbishop Anba Abraham, the Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Near East.
The accession of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi in June 2014...
  • Israeli car engine could halve fuel costs, emissions

    04/29/2016 10:51:22 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 86 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Shamah
    Aquarius’s new take on internal combustion engines will be the big leap forward that vehicles need, says company founder. The notoriously conservative car business – autos, after all, are still largely powered by the internal combustion engine, developed nearly 150 years ago – is in for big changes, according to Gal Fridman, chief marketing officer and co-founder of Aquarius Engines. “Our enhanced engine design uses energy much more efficiently, and eliminates the valves and rods that cause energy loss,” he said. “If a car equipped with a modern standard internal combustion engine can go about 600 kilometers on a tank...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Italy says uncovers possible plot to attack Rome, arrests suspects

    04/28/2016 1:14:49 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/28/16
    Italian police issued arrest warrants on Thursday for six people suspected of conspiring to join Islamic State, and court documents said three of them had been discussing possible attacks on the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome. Four of the suspects - a couple living near Lake Como, a 23-year-old-man and a woman, all of them Moroccans - were detained in Italy on Thursday, Milan prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli told a news conference. The other two - a Moroccan man and his Italian wife - left Italy last year, traveled to Iraq and Syria and are still on the loose,...
  • 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...