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Israel (News/Activism)

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  • Is Uranium One the Final Nail in Israel's Coffin?

    10/23/2017 8:31:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2017 | Pat Patterson
    The awful possibility that Israel could end-up on the receiving end of nuclear bombs manufactured from American ore starts with the obvious sympathies Barack Obama has had for Iran. A simple review of the Iranians he surrounded himself with (think Valerie Jarrett), and the numerous meetings at the White House with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and you get the picture. Add Hillary's right hand aide, Huma Abidin, whose family was intimately involved with the Brotherhood, and you see even more proof. Although I suspect Clinton was always more for the money than any religious bent. Obama hated Israel. From...
  • NYT isn’t really Der Sturmer, but…

    10/23/2017 6:49:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 10/22/17 22:59 | Jack Engelhard
    Charles Blow writes a regular column for The New York Times. Julius Streicher wrote a regular column for Der Sturmer. Therefore, Charles Blow is Julius Streicher. Are you following this logic? Neither am I. But it is the rationale that Charles Blow uses to argue that Trump is Hitler. I am not kidding…and Blow is his real name…and truly he does write op-eds for The New York Times…and The New York Times is indeed Der Sturmer, a proposition we’ll get to in a moment. We’ll get to it once we follow Blow’s stream of thought, and how he manages to...
  • Hamas to Trump: We want to wipe out Israel, not recognize it

    10/23/2017 6:36:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 10/20/17 08:03 | David Rosenberg
    A senior Hamas leader denounced demands by the Trump administration that the terror group be disarmed, and that its leadership must recognize the State of Israel following the reconciliation agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Last week, Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization-led Palestinian Authority inked a “final” reconciliation agreement, forming a united government for the first time in a decade. Following the signing of the agreement, Israel announced it would not negotiate with the Hamas-PLO unity government. On Wednesday, President Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, demanded that in light of Hamas’ new position in...
  • The Three Bullets of Francesca Mann

    10/23/2017 6:29:45 AM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2017 | Gary Gindler
    On October 23, 1943, the next train with the Jews – about 1,700 people -- arrived at the death camp (Konzentrationslager) Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Unlike all other trains arriving at Auschwitz, it was a real passenger train, not a cattle train. Also, none of their arriving Jews wore the yellow Star of David on their clothes. Arriving Jews were greeted warmly by the “representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Third Reich” Franz Hössler, who announced that this is their last stop before crossing the border with Switzerland, from where they would travel to different countries of South America....
  • Jordan's king endorses Palestinian reconciliation deal

    10/22/2017 10:41:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2017 1:36 PM EDT
    Jordan’s king on Sunday endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah. King Abdullah II expressed support for the Egyptian-brokered deal after meeting Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads Fatah. The Islamic militant Hamas seized the Gaza Strip in 2007, leaving Abbas with autonomous enclaves in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The palace said that the king “affirmed Jordan’s full support for this agreement”, which it said would strengthen Palestinian unity. Jordan, which considers itself a key Mideast mediator, was not directly involved in reconciliation...
  • Israel Declares Ukraine Safe, Removing Hurdle to Rejecting Citizens' Asylum Requests

    10/22/2017 1:40:20 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Inal Lior
    Israel will now be able to reject Ukrainian citizens' asylum requests more rapidly because of new guidelines from the Population and Immigration Authority, which deem Ukraine a safe state. The guidelines, which go into effect on Tuesday, come after a sharp rise in applications for asylum from Ukrainians; under the new rules, there will be no impediment to returning Ukrainian citizens back to their country. The last two years have a seen a spike in the number of asylum requests by Ukrainians, who can enter Israel without a visa. Many are brought here by middlemen who promise them work and...
  • ‘Herd Mentality’ Evident in Media Coverage of Israel — Former AP Reporter

    10/21/2017 10:51:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2017 | 5:37 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    News coverage of Israel is distorted both by the lopsided amount of attention it gets from world media and from a “herd mentality” that embraces and promotes a narrow, simplistic view of “what the story is,” according to an author and former Associated Press reporter in Israel. Israel accounts for 0.01 percent of the world’s territory and has roughly the population of New York City, but when Matti Friedman joined the AP in 2006, he recalled in Jerusalem this week, the wire service had 40 full-time staff in the country. That was more than the number of AP staff covering...
  • Abandoning our Kurdish allies is a win for our Iranian enemies

    10/21/2017 2:27:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2017 | Michael Pregent,
    The U.S. military must figure out how to keep Iraq from breaking apart while also preventing neighboring Iran from turning Iraq into a proxy state.. It makes no sense for a nation to treat its enemies kindly and its allies harshly. Any nation that tries this foolish approach will see its enemies grow stronger and more dangerous, and will lose its allies when it abandons them. ... The man most responsible for the failure of the U.S. to give adequate support to the Kurds is Brett McGurk, President Trump’s special envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS. He held...
  • Hamas chief: We won’t discuss recognizing Israel, only wiping it out

    10/20/2017 6:07:09 PM PDT · by Lera · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 19 October 2017 | Dov Lieber
    Yahya Sinwar says 'no one in the universe can disarm us,' likens belief that terror group will relinquish weapons to 'Satan dreaming of heaven' The Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip on Thursday dismissed US and Israeli demands that it lay down its arms and recognize the Jewish state, saying the terror organization is instead debating “when to wipe out Israel.” The remarks came during a closed roundtable discussion between Yahya Sinwar and Gazan youth about the ongoing reconciliation negotiations with rival Palestinian faction Fatah, to which some media outlets were invited to attend. “Over is the time Hamas spent...

    10/20/2017 6:48:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 20, 2017 | Ari Lieberman
    Russia takes on key role in de-escalating tensions between Israel and the Mullahs. On October 16, Syrian anti-aircraft units fired a SAM-5 anti-aircraft missile at Israeli planes conducting a reconnaissance mission over Lebanon. Israel frequently conducts these types of intelligence gathering operations over Lebanon to keep tabs on Hezbollah. The missile missed and all Israeli planes returned safely back to base. Shortly thereafter, Israel retaliated transforming the missile battery, located approximately 50 kilometers east of Damascus, into an expensive heap of scrap metal. Following the Israeli strike, an Israel Defense Force spokesman stated that Israel “hold[s] the Syrian regime responsible...
  • Report: UN promotes anti-Semitic, pro-terror groups

    10/20/2017 2:51:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/19/17 | Gary Willig
    The United Nations has supported and endorsed dozens of organizations which are anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, and promote terrorism, according to a new report. According to the report by Human Rights Voices, a UN watchdog organization, the UN has granted formal accreditation to hate groups which use the legitimacy the UN gives them to spread anti-Semitic propaganda against the Jewish people and the Jewish State. The report states: "Accredited non-governmental organizations have been allowed to flaunt the core of the UN mission by advocating terror and intolerance. At the same time, they have been permitted to draw closer to the world of...

    10/19/2017 8:40:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2017 | ISI LEIBLER
    FATAH-HAMAS RECONCILIATION, A FUSION OF EVILSBY ISI LEIBLER OCTOBER 17, 2017 20:32 Unpacking what the reconciliation effort includes, and doesn't include. World leaders – including some of our American friends – are apparently still unwilling to face reality and continue to delude themselves that Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority can be induced to make a peace settlement if Israel continues to appease them and excuse their crimes. Even more delusional is the almost universal consensus that a merger between Fatah and the more radical, genocidal Hamas is a positive step toward achieving an accommodation. It is contrary to all...

    10/19/2017 8:29:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | OCTOBER 18, 2017
    ISRAELI RESEARCHERS FIND ENZYME IN SPERM COULD HALT METASTATIC CANCERBY JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH OCTOBER 18, 2017 17:56 Malignancies can be treated more successfully when confined to one organ, but when cancer cells spread into other parts of the body, the battle is much more difficult. Resesearchers at Bar-Ilan University have identified an enzyme that supports the survival and dissemination of metastatic cancer cells, and developed a synthetic compound that targets it and kills the proliferating cells in mice. Prof. Uri Nir, of the Faculty of Life Sciences at the university in Ramat Gan, and colleagues have just published their research in...
  • Muslim Citizen of Jewish State: Israel Is not an Apartheid Nation, I’m Proud to Speak on Its Behalf

    10/19/2017 5:08:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 10/18/17
    “Israel is not an apartheid state and anyone who believes this should be ashamed of himself,” a Muslim citizen of the Jewish state declared in a recent media interview — a video of which has gone viral online this week.Appearing on an Arabic-language news channel, Dema Taya — a resident of the central Israeli city of Qalansawe — told the program host, “You live in this country and enjoy the full benefits of its citizenship. You are free to work, study, express yourselves and whatever you desire. You lead and educate the next generations in a state that respects you. Look...
  • High school assignment had kids simulate Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca

    10/18/2017 10:55:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2017 | Caleb Parke
    Massachusetts high school students pretended to be Muslims in the "Islamic" city of Jerusalem as part of a class assignment used in Newton Public Schools to teach about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a new report revealed. One father was particularly upset when he discovered his daughter had been assigned what he described as an inflammatory pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel article, according to the report. The man was allegedly told by the school's principal that lessons the next year would be even more upsetting to him. [Snip] "As our concluding project on the Islamic world, you will work in groups to simulate a historical...
  • The F-35 Rumor Mill Is Spinning After Israeli Counter Strike On Syrian SAM Site

    10/18/2017 5:44:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 43 replies
    The Drive ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    A day after Israel's counter attack on a Syrian SA-5 surface-to-air missile site we are learning more about the incident, and unfortunately, some questionable outlets and commentators are spreading rumors that imply one of Israel's F-35Is was the aircraft targeted by Syrian missiliers, and that the aircraft was damaged in the attack. It appears that the first sortie put "more than one" aircraft “within the effective range” of the Syrian SA-5 missile that fired at the flight according to an Israeli Defense Forces spokesman. The engagement supposedly occurred at around 9AM local time. It remains unclear the exact mix of...
  • Syrian army says they uncovered Israeli-made weapons in ISIS weapons depot

    10/17/2017 9:07:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pan Armenian Net ^ | 10/17/2017
    The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a large weapons depot belonging to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, Syrian state TV reported on Monday, October 16, according to Al-Masdar News. Based on the footage released by Syrian state TV, the captured Islamic State depot in east Homs contained some Israeli manufactured weapons. The Syrian Arab Army seized this weapons depot in eastern Homs while carrying out operations around Homs-Hama axis in central Syria. Since capturing this depot, the Syrian Arab Army has cleared the last Islamic State pocket in eastern Hama, ending the...
  • Amazing Western Wall discovery: New section, ancient theater, uncovered in Jerusalem

    10/17/2017 6:06:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-14-17 | James Rogers
    In a stunning discovery, archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered a new section of the Western Wall that has been hidden for 1,700 years. Recent excavations at the holy site, which were announced Monday, revealed eight stone courses, or horizontal layers of stones, buried under 26 feet of earth. The completely preserved stone courses are constructed from massive stones and were discovered in Jerusalem’s Western Wall tunnels. The Western Wall is part of an ancient retaining wall supporting the Temple Mount where the Jewish First and Second Temples once stood. When experts from the Israel Antiquities Authority removed the soil, they...
  • Israel OKs housing for Jewish neighborhood in mostly Palestinian Hebron

    10/16/2017 4:16:37 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    JTA ^ | October 16, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli planning committee approved the construction of an apartment complex in a Jewish neighborhood of Hebron, a mostly Palestinian West Bank city that has been the flashpoint in attacks against Jews. The approval on Monday by the Civil Administration’s Subcommittee for Licensing is the first for new Jewish housing in the city since 2002. In Hebron, some 500 Jews live among 40,000 Palestinians. The building will be constructed in the Beit Romano neighborhood, one of four Jewish neighborhoods in the city. Hebron’s Palestinian municipality is expected to appeal the decision and claim ownership of the land....
  • The “Jordan-is-Palestine” Conference-Why I agreed to participate

    10/16/2017 4:14:36 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Dr. Martin Sherman | Dr. Martin Sherman
    Palestine and Transjordan are one, for Palestine is the coastline and Transjordan is the hinterland of the same country -King Abdullah, Cairo, April 12, 1948. Jordanians and Palestinians are considered by the PLO as one people -Farouk Kaddoumi, Head of the PLO Political Department, Newsweek, March 14, 1977. Palestine is Jordan and Jordan is Palestine… -Prince Hassan, Jordanian National Assembly, February 2, 1970. The truth is that Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan -King Hussein of Jordan, Amman, 1981. Let us not forget the East Bank of the Jordan [River] where seventy percent of the inhabitants belong to the...