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  • Weekly Update: New Comey FBI Lawsuit

    08/19/2017 10:30:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 18, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Pursues Comey FBI Scandal Election Integrity Update: Georgia’s Right to Clean Voter Rolls Judicial Watch Sues for Anti-Israel ‘BDS’ Lobbying Records Judicial Watch Pursues Comey FBI Scandal Former FBI Director James Comey sits in a firestorm of his own making. By his own admission, he created and then leaked memos to ensure that a special counsel would be appointed to investigate President Trump. It looks as if Comey broke government rules and laws as part of his machinations. Special Counsel Mueller is unlikely to investigate his friend Comey, and so it is up to your Judicial Watch...
  • Netanyahu’s Son: American Left-Wing Orgs Pose Bigger Threat Than Neo-Nazis

    08/18/2017 8:43:07 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/18/2017 | KERRY PICKET
    Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, declared Wednesday that left wing organizations in the U.S. pose a greater threat than neo-Nazis. According to The Times of Israel, the younger Netanyahu gave his thoughts about last weekend’s violent protests in Charlottesville, Va That ended with three dead and 35 injured. President Trump has blamed both sides for the violence that occurred and told reporters last Tuesday, “You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. Nobody wants to say it, but I will...
  • Israeli leader resists calls to criticize Trump

    08/17/2017 11:42:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2017 2:42 PM EDT | Josef Federman
    Israel’s prime minister faced growing calls on Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump’s response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic displays in Charlottesville, Virginia, even at the risk of angering the American leader. Benjamin Netanyahu has remained largely silent during the unfolding crisis in Virginia. While issuing a terse condemnation of neo-Nazis and racists, he has said nothing about Trump’s apparent defense of the actions of white supremacists during last weekend’s deadly violence. […] Trump has acknowledged there were some “very bad people” at Saturday’s rally, where a woman was killed when a car slammed into a crowd of...
  • Van rams into crowd outside kosher restaurant in Barcelona, 13 dead

    08/17/2017 10:39:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08-17-2017 | Staff
    Two armed men reportedly entered a restaurant after the van crash occurred, incident in progress. BARCELONA - A van plowed into crowds in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday and Spanish media reported at least 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack. The death toll was reported by Cadena Ser radio, citing police sources. Police said some people were dead and injured but did not confirm the number of casualties. They said were searching for the driver of the van. Spanish newspaper El Periodico said two armed men were holed up in...
  • Our Reactionary State Department-Fantasies about the Palestinians' “commitment” to peace.

    08/14/2017 8:29:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 11, 2017 | Bruce Thornton
    Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. If a reactionary is someone who stubbornly opposes change, the State Department is a prime example of an institution mired in fossilized paradigms and narratives. Unable to discard received institutional wisdom in the face of historical facts both new and old, Foggy Bottom continues to live up to its moniker, blind to the historical realities and ideologies that should be determining our foreign policy. The State Department’s recently released, and suitably criticized, Country Report on Terrorism 2016 is filled with examples of rote adherence to exploded analytic...
  • Roger Waters: A Hypocrite and anti-Semite

    08/14/2017 8:27:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 14, 2017 | Joseph Puder
    Under the 3D Test, Waters qualifies as an anti-Semite. Rock and Roll “artist” Roger Waters is set to perform this week in Philadelphia at the Wells-Fargo Center. Along with his usual repertoire, known from his days with the rock band Pink Floyd, he may offer his poisonous “human rights” catalog of bigoted and downright anti-Semitic rhetoric. Waters, 73, has singled out the Jewish state in his alleged concern for human rights, out of 196 nation-states. The only people he seems to be rallying for are the Palestinian-Arabs. In a press release issued by StandWithUs (SWU), an International Israel educational organization,...
  • World's Oldest Man, a Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 113

    08/12/2017 7:30:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KOB4 ^ | August 12, 2017 | Ian Deitch
    Israel Kristal, the world's oldest man who lived through both World Wars and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp has passed away just a month short of his 114th birthday, his family said Saturday. Oren Kristal, a grandson, said he died Friday. "He managed to accomplish a lot. Every year he lived was like a few years for somebody else," Oren told The Associated Press. Last year Guinness World Records awarded Kristal a certificate as the world's oldest man at his home in Haifa, Israel. SNIP "He used to tell us whenever we were mourning someone that we should consider that...
  • The staggering hypocrisy of Saeb Erekat

    08/11/2017 5:44:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 10, 2017 | Nitsana Darshan-Leitner
    ever has the wisdom of the ancient rabbinical adage that showing mercy to the cruel would eventually result in dealing cruelly with the merciful been more apparent. The recent news that senior PLO official Saeb Erekat has asked to be placed on Israel’s waiting list for a lung transplant certainly raised a few eyebrows. A sworn enemy of Israel seeking succor from the very country that he has reviled and conspired against for so many years is undoubtedly ironic, but when one considers the actual insidious rhetoric Erekat has engaged in against Israel, a wry smile should be the very...
  • Democratic Senators Concerned About Extremist Summer Camp for Palestinian Americans

    08/11/2017 5:39:32 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | | Rafael Medoff
    Two prominent US senators are raising questions about an American-funded school in Ramallah, which is running an extremist summer camp for Palestinian teens from around the world — many of them Americans. The controversial summer program, called “Go Palestine,” is run by the Ramallah Friends School, a 148-year-old Quaker institution in the Palestinian Authority’s de facto capital. Its stated mission is to provide Palestinian teens from abroad with “introductions to Palestinian culture, cuisine, life and work, and the Arabic language.” But in addition to traditional summer camp fare, Go Palestine participants are immersed in anti-Israel films, and lectures by militants...
  • New Progressive Zionist Movement Plans to March in This Weekend’s Chicago’s SlutWalk (another one?)

    08/11/2017 4:56:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 8-11-17 | Benjamin Kerstein
    In an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Friday, activist Amanda Berman discussed her new progressive Zionist organization Zioness and its plans to march in this weekend’s feminist SlutWalk in Chicago. According to Berman, Zioness was organized in response to the recent scandal in which Jewish activists were ejected from the Chicago Dyke March for carrying rainbow flags emblazoned with the Star of David, as well as claims made by anti-Israel Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour that Zionists cannot be feminists. Zioness hopes to combat this exclusionary tendency by being unapologetically Zionist and progressive. “It’s been a longtime coming for the...
  • Evangelical Leader Calls to Picket Roger Waters’ Nashville Concert

    08/11/2017 11:50:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 11, 2017
    Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of the Tennessee-based Proclaiming Justice to the Nations is calling on all Jews, Christians and people of conscience to protest Roger Waters’ concert this Sunday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Once known for his role in the British rock band Pink Floyd, Waters has become a global ambassador of the movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) the State of Israel. The British musician has paraded on stage in a mock Nazi uniform and hoisted an inflatable pig emblazoned with a Star of David above his stage in concert. This in addition to spreading lies about...
  • Christopher Ruddy: Trump Is a Rock Star in Israel

    08/10/2017 7:43:57 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 5 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 01:17 PM | Christopher Ruddy
    While some in America complain about President Trump, in Israel he is a rock star. I just left Israel after meeting with top officials, media personalities, tech entrepreneurs, and many citizens from all walks of life. The overwhelming view was that America was lucky to have a strong and resolute president like Donald Trump. Israelis are well informed and especially clued in on U.S. media – many can catch CNN and Fox News on TV – and they expressed bafflement to me that the American media has been so hostile to President Trump. For the Jewish state, Trump is...

    08/10/2017 11:13:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Jerusalem ^ | AUGUST 10, 2017 | CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
    To Jonny Daniels, founder of From the Depths, which promotes Holocaust commemoration in Poland, events like the one in Radzanów are “some kind of therapy taking place all over the country.”Nosostalgia for Jews is a well-documented phenomenon in Eastern Europe, with cultural and even substantial commercial aspects. In Ukraine, so-called Jewish-themed restaurants with pork-heavy menus compete for tourists, while figurines of Jews are sold at markets as good luck charms. In Poland, graffiti reading “I miss you, Jew” have become a common sight. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. Beyond the kitsch, Jewish cultural festivals...
  • India Readies First Fighter Jet With New Age AESA Radar for Flight

    08/10/2017 11:00:28 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 07.08.2017
    New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to get their first fighter jet equipped with a new age active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar as upgrades to their deep penetration Jaguar fighter are completed. Defense sources told Sputnik the AESA-equipped Jaguar DARIN III will take its first flight this month. Technical trials and other necessary tests have been completed. "The new age AESA radar has been integrated into Jaguar and it is ready to take its first flight in a few days. Suitable date is being finalized by the Ministry of Defense and IAF," a defense...
  • Greek Orthodox lobby buries American-Turkish relations via Democrats

    08/10/2017 10:12:08 AM PDT · by Alex88TX · 9 replies
    OpEdNews ^ | Gizem Akbash
    While Turkey is trying to support Qatar in its confrontation with other Persian Gulf countries and blames Donald Trump for provoking this regional crisis, the Greek-American elites in alliance with the Israeli lobby are hitting Ankara once more, this time in the religious sphere. Perhaps, in spite of the magnitude of the situation that has arisen as a result of the bold statements of the US president, Recep Erdogan should consider who poses a bigger threat to Turkish interests, and what challenges actually require a harsher response on his part. On the one hand, if you look at the anti-Tramp...
  • Editor's Note: Next Steps-Kushner should be applauded for his honesty

    08/10/2017 5:44:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 8, 2017 | Yaakov Katz
    Last week the world was exposed to some of the Trump administration’s internal thinking with regard to the way it views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A recording of a briefing Jared Kushner gave White House interns made its way to Wired Magazine, which then shared it with the world. In it, Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, gave a sober review of the last 40 years of Middle East peacemaking and the chances that a deal can be reached to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the near future. “What do we offer that’s unique?...
  • Preparing for the post-Abbas era

    08/10/2017 5:39:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 8, 2017 | Caroline B. Glick
    The post-Abbas era will pose new threats and opportunities for Israel. It is up to Israel to ensure that the opportunities are maximized and the threats are neutralized as quickly as possible. PLO chief and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas scored a victory against Israel at the Temple Mount. But it was a Pyrrhic one. Days after the government bowed to his demand and voted to remove the metal detectors from the Temple Mount, Abbas checked into the hospital for tests. The 82-year-old dictator has heart disease and a series of other serious health issues. And he has refused to...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu accuses 'leftist media' of promoting regime change in Israel

    08/09/2017 2:59:04 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 9, 2017 | Sean Langille
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at his country's media for leading a campaign to oust him as he battles a series of corruption allegations. Netanyahu on Wednesday accused the media of being on "an obsessive, unprecedented hunt against me and my family to carry out a regime change" during a rally held by Israel's Likud party in support of the prime minister. Hundreds of supporters packed a Tel Aviv convention center holding signs and chanting "Bibi, King of Israel," using the prime minister's nickname. Netanyahu said that the "leftist" media is teaming up with the political opposition to...
  • Iran unveils monument for fallen Jewish-Iranian soldiers

    08/09/2017 3:26:00 AM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 28 Dec 2014 | ToI
    In a ceremony in Tehran on Monday, a senior Iranian parliament member praised the Iranian Jewish community’s ties to the state and its “obedience” to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Ruhollah Khomeini before him. The Islamic Republic News Agency published a series of photos from the ceremony, part of which was held at the grave sites of the Jewish soldiers. Iran, a home for Jews for more than 3,000 years, has the Middle East’s largest Jewish population outside of Israel, an estimated 20,000.
  • Egyptian Navy upgraded - Seeking for security or an indication of strategic aspirations?

    08/08/2017 8:31:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Naval Analyses ^ | July 28, 2017 | Theodore Bazinis
    Some off the most modern additions to the Egyptian Navy, Type 209/1400 submarine, Ezzat class missile boat and Aqquitaine class frigate ''A navy is a state’s main instrument of maritime force. What it should do, what doctrine it holds, what ships it deploys, and how it fights are determined by practical political and military choices in relation to national needs. Choices are made according to the state’s goals, perceived threat, maritime opportunity…'' [1] (Baer, 1994) Are the recent Egyptian naval procurements in coherence with the above mentioned words? On March 17, the first Gowind Corvette of the Egyptian navy successfully...