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  • No Insurance Available for Jewish Kindergartens in Belgium

    04/01/2015 2:03:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    A Belgian insurance company has refused to insure a Jewish kindergarten in Brussels. The company claimed the risk of a terror attack on the European Jewish Association-run institution was too high. EJA General Director Rabbi Menachem Margolin called on all European governments and heads of European Union institutions to provide security to all Jewish institutions that would satisfy insurance companies, and establish an alternative insurance mechanism that would secure any institution that might fall victim to anti-Semitic attacks.
  • Kerry exposes Iranian family tie — and subjects family to blackmail

    04/01/2015 9:43:46 AM PDT · by Baynative · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25 | Kenneth Timmerman
    In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran. “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life,” Kerry said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was “strongly committed to resolving” the differences between the United States and the Islamic Republic...
  • Howard Dean: U.S Should Walk Away from Iran Negotiations (Video at link)

    04/01/2015 10:26:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/1/15 9:09am | Brendan Bordelon
    In a move that stunned the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, liberal former Vermont governor Howard Dean agreed that the U.S. should now walk away from the nuclear negotiation table with Iran. Talks in Lausanne, Switzerland over the Islamic theocracy’s nuclear program extended past Tuesday night’s deadline, with negotiators stuck on what to do with the uranium already enriched and the time it would take for Iran to convert an approved nuclear energy program into one capable of producing weapons. While these details remain unresolved, Iranian negotiators are still demanding an immediate end to international sanctions on their country. “I...
  • IS storms Palestinian refugee camp in Syria capital

    04/01/2015 10:33:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    IS, which last year declared a self-styled "caliphate" over large parts of Syria and Iraq under its control, has fought against the Assad regime as well as other rebel groups as it seeks to gain territory. An activist in Yarmuk said IS launched the attack on the camp after some of its members were detained following the murder of a leader of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas there on Monday. Rebel fighters have been gaining territory in the southern province of Daraa, cradle of the 2011 Arab Spring-inspired uprising against Assad that triggered the Syrian civil war. Last week they...
  • Another Wasserman Schultz whopper: Spirit of Israel lives in Democratic Party

    03/31/2015 6:20:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3-31-15
    With U.S.-Israeli relations currently at just about absolute zero — minus 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed in a piece she wrote for The Hill that, according to its headline, “The spirit of Israel lives in the Democratic Party.” The South Florida Democrat, and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was writing in response to a statement by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, during an interview earlier this month on Boston Herald Radio. “I don’t understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following...
  • With Iran, the Left And The Media Are All About The Narrative

    04/01/2015 6:47:51 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/1/15 | Steve Berman
    The Obama-worshipping sycophantic media always presumes his motives are pure and conservatives are crass and evil.  And they just keep proving it over and over again. The New Yorker penned this piece titled “A Calculated Risk” which lays the blame for Iran’s nuclear ambitions on Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft.   No kidding. Ford’s talks failed, as did negotiations undertaken by the Carter Administration. In 1979, the Shah fell to the Iranian Revolution. Ayatollah Khomeini, believing that nuclear weapons were un-Islamic, initially put Iran’s program on ice. After Khomeini’s death, in 1989, his successors bargained, smuggled, and dissembled, and by...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/1/15)[Prayer]

    04/01/2015 5:58:58 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/1/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Samuel New International Version (NIV) 9 Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s house. 10 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. 11 And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of...
  • Netanyahu: How dare the world keep talking to Iran, even as it theatens to destroy Israel (video)

    04/01/2015 4:18:29 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 1, 2015, 1:35 pm
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday excoriated world powers over their dogged pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran, pointing to recent statements by officials in Tehran — notably their calls to eliminate Israel — as evidence of the Islamic Republic’s unwillingness to compromise and seek peace in the region. Yesterday an Iranian general brazenly declared, and I quote, ‘Israel’s destruction is nonnegotiable,'” Netanyahu said, referring to a statement by Mohammad Reza Naqd, the commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. “But evidently, giving Iran’s murderous regime a clear path to the bomb is negotiable,” he said. “This...
  • Israel, US Allies Feel Obama Is Abandoning Them for Iran

    03/31/2015 6:03:51 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 28 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | March 31, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — March 31, 2015 … Part of the following was communicated by the Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today addressed the opening of the 20th Knesset. “The greatest threat to our security and to our future was and remains Iran’s effort to arm itself with nuclear weapons,” said Netanyahu. “The agreement being formulated in Lausanne paves the way to this outcome. It seems that it will leave in Iran’s possession underground installations, the nuclear reactor at Arak and advanced centrifuges, the same things that only a...
  • Tomorrow at noon: Netanyahu and Boehner give statements to the press in Jerusalem (5am EDT)

    03/31/2015 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2:03 PM - 31 Mar 2015 | Barak Ravid
    Tomorrow at noon: Netanyahu and Boehner give statements to the press at the top of their meeting in Jerusalem. It will be interesting
  • Central Student Govt U of MI live vote on Israel Divestiture

    03/31/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by taildragger · 17 replies
    The Michigan Daily ^ | March 31, 2015 | Anastassios Adamopoulos
    A few hours before Central Student Government is set to consider a divestment resolution during their weekly meeting, members of the campus group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality hung a banner from a window in Mason Hall, which read “The Deaths of These Children” and included a list of names. The list names children who have allegedly died amid the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. The banner says the deaths of these children were “sponsored by” companies such as the Boeing Company, Caterpillar Inc., G4S and United Technologies Corporation. SAFE, a Palestinian solidarity group, posted a photo of the...
  • Interfaith Rally Looks Beyond Anti-Islam Bus Ads That SEPTA Is Being Forced To Run

    03/31/2015 4:30:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | March 31, 2015 | by Cherri Gregg
    PHILADELPHIA — Following a court ruling that said SEPTA must accept some anti-Muslim advertisements, those ads may begin running on dozens of buses as early as tomorrow. Today, leaders of several faiths came together to counter the ad’s hate message with a little love. Scores of Christians, Jews, and Muslims today joined Philadelphia elected officials for a rally in Love Park designed to protest the incendiary bus ads, which link Adolf Hitler to Islam. “We have to speak out against hate,” said Bilal Qayyum, who converted to Islam more than 45 years ago. “It does nothing to help the city...
  • Boehner Delegation Meets With Saudi Leaders on ISIL & Iranian-Backed Violence

    03/31/2015 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | March 31, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and a delegation of senior committee leaders were in Saudi Arabia’s capital on Tuesday to continue a series of visits with key allies in the Middle East. In meetings with Saudi Interior Minister Mohammad bin Naif and Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, lawmakers expressed appreciation for the historic partnership between the two countries. Talks focused on our efforts to address the threats posed by ISIL and Iran’s rising influence in the region. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of Arab states in a campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen....
  • NBC's Ann Curry Compares Iranian "Hardliners" to American Conservatives

    03/31/2015 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is last night on NBC Nightly News, grab sound bite number five. This is just more of the same here, more this left wing hate for conservatives. Like this Bureau of Labor Statistics babe, Ashack, is out there saying that Christians vote for Christians and end up being Nazis and so forth on her Twitter account. She claims she was hacked. Last night on the NBC Nightly News, Lester Holt filling in for the paragon of truth, Brian Williams, had Ann Curry in there to talk about the Iran nuclear talks. He said, "What's the latest on the...
  • 'Kidnap Obama' UKIP candidate Jeremy Zeid replaced

    03/31/2015 3:39:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 31, 2015
    A UKIP parliamentary candidate who said in a Facebook post that Israel should "kidnap" US President Barack Obama has been replaced by his party. Jeremy Zeid, who was standing in Hendon, said President Obama should be "locked up" by the Israelis for "leaking state secrets". He was referring to the declassifying of documents on Israel's secret nuclear programme. Mr Zeid also said Israel should "do an Eichmann" on President Obama.
  • Obama Doesn't Want to Stop Iran

    03/31/2015 1:25:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yeah. In the Stack of Things That Are Totally Made-up and Cannot Possibly Be True Today, there's a Washington Post poll, and do you know what it says? The vast majority of you support Obama's nuke deal with Iran. That's what it says. The vast majority of the American people are ready to go, ready to help Obama get the nuke deal done with Iran. Except they're not told the truth about what the deal is. The primary question in the poll is, "Would you support an Iranian nuclear deal which lifted sanctions on Iran for a pledge from...
  • Experts: Iran Housing Nuke Materials in North Korea, Syria

    03/31/2015 11:36:50 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 31, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A top State Department official on Monday dismissed reports that Iran may be hiding key nuclear-related assets in North Korea and implied that she was unaware of the possibility, despite the publication this weekend of several articles by top analysts expressing alarm at the extent of nuclear cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang.
  • Newest Trick In War Against Israel: The Anti-Semitic Attack On Mark Levin

    09/11/2014 5:57:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 11,2014 | Thomas Rose
    They say anti-Semitism is a lot like alcoholism. Every recovering alcoholic knows their disease has no cure—that the seeds for its active return are always there, just below the surface of normalcy, requiring a constant lifelong vigilance to prevent. So, too, with anti-Semitism, sometimes called the world’s oldest hatred. No matter how long it may appear dormant, it never goes away. It is always there.
  • Newest Trick in War Against Israel: The Anti-Semitic Attack on Mark Levin

    09/10/2014 8:40:36 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Sep 2014 | Thomas Rose
    They say anti-Semitism is a lot like alcoholism. Every recovering alcoholic knows their disease has no cure—that the seeds for its active return are always there, just below the surface of normalcy, requiring a constant lifelong vigilance to prevent. So, too, with anti-Semitism, sometimes called the world’s oldest hatred. No matter how long it may appear dormant, it never goes away.-snip- The newest twist on this oldest of games is to apply the term "anti-Semitism" to supporters of Israel. In this bizarro world, the only "true" friends of Israel are the ones who make their support for continued existence of the Jewish...
  • New Daily Show Host Joked U.S. Worse Than Apartheid South Africa

    03/30/2015 5:11:58 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/30/2015 | Kyle Drennen
    On Monday, Comedy Central announced that South African comedian Trevor Noah would be replacing Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. To get a feel for Noah's brand of humor, one could simply watch his debut on the fake news show in December of 2014, when he jokingly declared that present-day America had worse race relations than Apartheid South Africa. After introducing Noah as the show's newest contributor at the time, Stewart noted: "And I know that you flew in, I guess, yesterday from South Africa." Noah replied: "Yeah, I just flew in and boy are my arms tired....No,...
  • New 'Daily Show' Host Twitter Feed Full of Gay, Fat, Jew, Asian Jokes

    03/31/2015 11:06:27 AM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 3/31/15 | by JOHN NOLTE
    Trevor Noah, the 31 year-old South African comedian hand-picked by Jon Stewart and Comedy Central to replace Stewart, has a major Twitter problem on his hands. Being shot to superstardom often results in an instantaneous social media vetting, something Noah, Stewart, and Comedy Central were apparently unaware of. ItÂ’s fairly obvious no one in charge vetted NoahÂ’s Twitter feed or they just didnÂ’t care that it is loaded with jokes aimed at gays, Asians, the overweight, and Jews. This revelation is especially interesting after learning that Noah has already trashed America as racist. The hypocrisy of Jon Stewart is just...
  • French Officials: Obama Plans To Make Iran His Key Middle East Ally

    03/31/2015 12:17:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 79 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Alex Griswold
    In a shocking accusation, French diplomats told Foreign Policy that they believe the Obama administration plans to replace Saudi Arabia with Iran as the central U.S. ally in the Middle East. (VIDEO: Reporter Grills State Department: Is United States Now A ‘Functional Ally Of Iran?’) “Numerous French diplomats suspect that the United States… is on the verge of profoundly reshaping of [sic] its traditional alliance system in the Middle East,” reporters Joseph Bahout and Benjamin Haddad write, ”moving [to] a system where Iran replaces Saudi Arabia as the central pillar of regional stability.” “The nuclear talks, French diplomats suspect, are...
  • Iran Likely to Force Obama to Back Down on ‘Deadline Threat’ [Update: Obama Backs Down]

    03/31/2015 3:46:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 3/31/15 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Talks between Iran and the P5+1 powers are likely to extend beyond President Barack Obama’s self-imposed deadline of midnight Tuesday night, the Associated Press reported. Quoting anonymous sources, AP said that marathon talks have produced “mixed results” but that both sides will issue a general statement to continue negotiations, exactly what President Obama said would not happen.
  • Pakistani defense chief due in Riyadh, airlifts troops for Saudi Yemen war. Landings imminent.

    03/30/2015 11:39:49 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 25 replies
    DEBKAFile ^ | March 30, 2015 | Special Report
    The US-led world powers and Iran Monday, March 30, entered the last tense hours for a nuclear deal as though Lausanne was on a different planet from the Middle East, where the Yemen war, in which Iran is deeply involved, abruptly scooped up a power outside the region, Pakistan. A high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Monday reaffirmed Pakistan’s “firm commitment to supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia.” Among those attending were Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Defense Minister...
  • Flashback: Obama: Iran Only Wants ‘Defensive’ Nukes

    03/31/2015 11:27:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/31/15 12:41pm | Joel Gehrke
    If President Obama seems less worried than Israel that Iran will obtain nuclear weapons as a result of his administration’s negotiations with the regime, maybe that’s because he’s less worried than Israel about Iran having nuclear weapons. “I think Iran is like North Korea,” Obama told David Brooks when he was running for president in 2007. “They see nuclear arms in defensive terms, as a way to prevent regime change.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disagrees. “The ideology of Iran’s revolutionary regime is deeply rooted in militant Islam, and that’s why this regime will always be an enemy of America,”...
  • Juan Williams: Boehner’s Trip to Israel is Racist

    03/31/2015 4:02:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 52 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Juan Williams: Boehner’s Trip to Israel is RacistPosted By Daniel Greenfield On March 31, 2015 @ 1:03 am In The Point | No Comments “Something something racist.” A Democratic argument from 2008 to 2016.Juan Williams is back and he wants you to know that Boehner’s trip to Israel is racist. Also all trips are racist. And all planes. Especially white planes. The real issue here is the way Boehner is recklessly sowing division along party lines on Israel. He is also — intentionally or not — heightening the silent but simmering racial tensions that increasingly divide Americans on the subject.The...
  • ISIL & Iranian Influence Are Focus of Boehner Delegation Visit to Iraq (now in Kuwait)

    03/31/2015 10:36:59 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | March 31, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT – During a visit to Iraq on Monday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and senior lawmakers met with the country’s leaders and our ambassador and commanders on the ground to assess efforts to defeat ISIL and combat Iran’s rising influence. In Baghdad, the delegation met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq Salim al-Jabouri. Lawmakers also met with U.S. Ambassador Stuart Jones and Lt. General James L. Terry, commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. Similar to the delegation’s visit to Jordan, discussions in Baghdad focused on Iran’s rising...
  • Why US State Department Declassified the Report on Israel’s Nuclear Capabilities

    03/31/2015 11:36:25 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/31/2015 | Lee Kaplan
    Normally when somebody wants something from somebody else, they show their best behavior toward the person they want it from. Even a child knows this and will do what its parents want in order to get that ice cream cone or trip to Disneyland. Why is it we never see this normal human reaction from the Palestinians with regards to USAID and the President of the United States in order to get their “Palestinian state”? Machmoud Abbas continually praises terrorists who murder Jews, declaring memorials and naming streets after them. Abbas makes daily threats to the long term existence of...
  • Students question administration’s response to professor’s Facebook post [Conn College]

    03/26/2015 10:58:02 AM PDT · by Third Person · 19 replies
    The Day ^ | March 26. 2015 | Colin A. Young
    New London — Everything came to a halt on the Connecticut College campus Wednesday afternoon as President Katherine Bergeron canceled all other events and called for a campus-wide forum to address a tenured professor’s Facebook post comparing Gazan Palestinians to “a rabid pit bull chained in a cage, regularly making mass efforts to escape.” "Gaza is in the cage because of its repeated efforts to destroy Israel and Jews," Andrew Pessin, a professor in the college's philosophy department, published to his personal Facebook page in August. Editor's note: This corrects an earlier version of the first sentence. "The blockade is...
  • Saudi Arabia sends war planes into Yemen in terrifying clash with Iran

    03/30/2015 7:28:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Jew News ^ | MAR 29, 2015 | ELIYOKIM COHEN
    On the brink of a new Middle Eastern catastrophe: Saudi Arabia sends war planes into Yemen in a terrifying clash with Iran leaving region at boiling point Religious fissure between Sunni and Shia Muslims erupted into conflict Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels 18 civilians were injured after Saudi warplanes targeted Sana’a in Yemen Britain and America supported the Saudi-led military intervention Coalition deployed 100 fighter jets and 150,000 soldiers to fight in region Truly, it is a terrifying development. The great religious fissure between Sunni and Shia Muslims that dominates the Middle East has erupted into...
  • Evil designs of Iranian regime should be exposed, say Saudi intellectuals

    03/30/2015 7:27:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    arabnews.com ^ | SHARIF M. TAHA
    Dr. Mahmoud Zaini, former member of the Makkah Literary Club, said the Yemeni campaign came to ward off dangers not only to Yemen but to the Gulf region as a whole, and whose leaders felt posed a direct threat to their security and stability. The operation has stopped the situation in Yemen from deteriorating further and will accelerate the political process in the country as demonstrated by deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh who called for a political solution to the Yemeni crisis promising that he would not run for presidential elections, Zaini said. For his part, Awadh Al-Jimaie, professor of...
  • New 'Daily Show' Host: Jews are Hateful and Warlike, Calling Jews "Untermensch" is Okay

    03/31/2015 10:43:37 AM PDT · by rightistight · 41 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/31/15 | Aurelius
    Jon Stewart's Daily Show replacement posted anti-Semitic tweets, has called Jews hateful, and attended an "Anti-Israel" rally. Trevor Noah, who will be taking over for Stewart, has posted a slew of anti-Semitic jokes and ramblings over the last few years. He also attended a rally against Israel last year and posted it on Instagram and defended a term used by the Nazis to call Jews inferior. Here are just a few example's of Noah's sentiments:
  • Netanyahu catches Obama in Iran-nuclear flip-flop

    03/31/2015 10:40:05 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 31 Mar 2015 | Herb Keinon
    PM points out elements "apparently" in nuclear deal that Obama said last year are things that Iran does not need in order to have a peaceful program. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-election flip flop on a two state solution, which he later walked-back, will pale in comparison to a US presidential zig-zag if Netanyahu reported accurately to the Knesset on Tuesday on what will be in the nuclear accord being negotiated in Lausanne. SNIP It was US President Barack Obama who said that each of those elements was not needed for a peaceful program. Obama, during a question-and answer...
  • Hillary Clinton enables Obama’s anti-Israel vendetta

    03/30/2015 5:44:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-30-15 | Jennifer Rubin
    While Hillary Clinton won’t say anything of substance herself, the New York Times reports her views on Israel via a third party, Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations: “Secretary Clinton thinks we need to all work together to return the special U.S.-Israel relationship to constructive footing, to get back to basic shared concerns and interests, including a two-state solution pursued through direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians,” Mr. Hoenlein said in a statement issued by his organization on Sunday evening. “We must ensure that Israel never becomes a partisan issue,” he...
  • Obama faces enormous stakes as Iran talks go down to wire [what about us?]

    03/30/2015 5:36:31 PM PDT · by upchuck · 14 replies
    the hill ^ | March 30, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The centerpiece of President Obama’s second-term foreign policy agenda is hanging in the balance Tuesday as negotiators struggle to reach a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program.Obama has raised the stakes on the negotiations, and if a deal fails to materialize before the March 31 deadline, it will be a blow to his legacy and criticism of the White House will be intense. Deputy White House press secretary Eric Schultz on Monday acknowledged the talks “are going to go down to the wire.” “I’m not going to presuppose failure,” he told reporters aboard Air Force One. “Our folks are working...
  • As U.S. and Iran Seek Nuclear Deal, Saudi Arabia Makes Its Own Moves

    03/31/2015 9:35:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | March 30, 2015 | By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    CAIRO — As America talks to Iran, Saudi Arabia is lashing out against it. The kingdom, Iran’s chief regional rival, is leading airstrikes against an Iranian-backed faction in Yemen; backing a blitz in Idlib, Syria, by jihadists fighting the Iranian-backed Assad regime; and warning Washington not to allow the Iranian-backed militia to capture too much of Iraq during the fight to roll back the Islamic State, according to Arab diplomats familiar with the talks. Through Egypt, a major beneficiary of Saudi aid, the kingdom is backing plans for a combined Arab military force to combat Iranian influence around the region....
  • Iran militia chief: Destroying Israel is ‘nonnegotiable’

    03/31/2015 9:10:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 68 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Lazar Berman
    The commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable,” according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday. Militia chief Mohammad Reza Naqdi also threatened Saudi Arabia, saying that the offensive it is leading in Yemen “will have a fate like the fate of Saddam Hussein.” Naqdi’s comments were made public as Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue nuclear negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June.
  • The Rumor About Obama and Israel

    03/30/2015 5:57:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Man, oh, man, the news coming out of there is distressing, it's depressing, but it's all too predictable. One of the sidebar news stories about the Iranian nuclear talks is that Obama, there's a credible train of thought, folks, that is percolating inside the Beltway and up to New York, the New York-Washington corridor, that Obama is officially, within the next few months or so, is officially going to abandon Israel as a United States ally. The way it would happen, you know, we've been negotiating the Middle East peace process, which we have detailed in great detail here...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/31/15)[Prayer]

    03/31/2015 6:08:49 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/31/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Samuel New International Version (NIV) 1 There was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. 2 He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none. 3 Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the Lord Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of...
  • Official: Iran nuke talks to continue in new phase (No deal reached)

    03/31/2015 3:31:07 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3 hours ago
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June, officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The joint statement is to be accompanied by additional documents that outline more detailed understandings, allowing the sides to claim enough progress has been made thus far to merit a new round, the officials said. One of the officials said the statement was general in part because differences...
  • US general: Iran-backed Shiite militias not in Tikrit fight

    03/28/2015 10:53:48 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03/26/2015 | AP
    Iranian-backed Shiite militias have left the northern Iraq city of Tikrit, a key condition the U.S. demanded before it agreed to begin launching airstrikes Wednesday to support Iraqi forces and try to retake the city from the Islamic State group, the top U.S. general for the Middle East said Thursday. Austin said he witnessed brutality by Shiite militias during his extensive experience leading U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. "I will not -- and I hope we will never -- coordinate or cooperate with Shiite militias," he said, adding a blunt explanation for why the Iranian-led offensive failed: The wrong...
  • American-Israeli Rabbi compares Obama to Haman

    03/30/2015 5:47:32 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/29/2015 | GREER FAY CASHMAN,JEREMY SHARON
    Shlomo Riskin of Efrat says Obama disrespectful to Netanyahu, Israel, 'future of world.' Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, on Saturday night compared US President Barack Obama to Haman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Mordechai. Speaking at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue, the American-born Riskin said that he could not understand what was going through Obama’s mind. “The president of the United States is lashing out at Israel just like Haman lashed out at the Jews,” he said. “I’m not making a political statement,” he clarified, “I’m making a Jewish statement.” When a woman in the audience shouted out...
  • Boehner makes stop in Baghdad (on way to Israel)

    03/30/2015 9:01:02 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/30/15 12:12 PM EDT | Jesse Byrnes
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) traveled to Baghdad on Monday, where he met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to discuss the political and security situation there, according to the prime minister's office. In another meeting with Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, Boehner affirmed support for Iraq's democratic system and discussed the shared U.S. determination to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to a parliamentary statement provided to The Hill by a local journalist. The Speaker's visit with a congressional delegation comes as local forces, including Iranian-backed Shiite militias, work to retake the city of Tikrit, about 100 miles northwest...
  • The Republican road to the White House runs through Israel

    03/30/2015 8:19:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Japan Today / Thomson Reuters ^ | March 30, 2015 | Keith Koffler
    As Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex) announced last week that he was running for president, his Virginia audience cheered. He dropped applause line after applause line on some 10,000 students at Liberty University, which bills itself as the largest Christian university in the world. Cruz riffed, unimaginatively, on an “imagine” theme, asking the young audience to “imagine a president” who would repeal Obamacare and perform other feats. There was applause throughout. But one line prompted the students to erupt into a roaring, 30-second, standing ovation: “Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president who stands unapologetically with...
  • Poll: Clear majority supports nuclear deal with Iran (Washington Post Lies)

    03/30/2015 6:28:29 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 March 15 | Scott Clement and Peyton M. Craighill
    By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. But the survey — released hours before Tuesday’s negotiating deadline — also finds few Americans are hopeful that such an agreement will be effective. Nearly six in 10 say they are not confident that a deal will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, unchanged from 15 months ago, when the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China and Russia reached an interim agreement with Iran aimed...
  • Epitaph for a Senator

    03/30/2015 4:10:10 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 2 replies
    Sen. Flake Az. | 3/30/15 | Sen. Flake
    Thank you for contacting me about the letter sent by Republican Senators to the leadership in Iran regarding a nuclear agreement. As you know, on March 9, 2015, 47 Republican Senators sent a letter to the leaders of Iran addressing a prospective agreement on Iran's nuclear program. In the letter, the cosigners advised that Congress could revoke any agreement reached with Iran. I did not sign this letter. While I believe that Congress should have a say on any agreement – after all, Congress will need to repeal the sanctions from which Iran seeks relief as part of an agreement...
  • Shiite Saudi Researcher: Rule of Saudi Royal Family May Come to an End following Yemen War

    03/30/2015 2:49:15 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 3/26/15 | Press TV (Iran)
    Shiite Saudi researcher Ali Al-Ahmed, director of the Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs said in a March 26 interview with the Iranian English-language TV channel Press TV that the Saudi campaign against the Houthis in Yemen may bring the rule of the royal Saudi family to an end. He also said that the US will lose influence in Yemen following its "miscalculation" of supporting the Saudi campaign. Following are excerpts: Ali Al-Ahmed: The Saudis and their allies have a huge battle on their hands. They have entered the hornet's nest. In fact, the founder of Saudi Arabia warned his children...
  • Of Course: Iran Makes Another Last-Minute Demand, West Looking to Achieve 'Narrative'

    03/30/2015 2:48:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 30, 2015 | Guy Benson
    The 'P5+1' nuclear negotiations with Iran are coming down to the wire, with the Obama administration hellbent on attaining a deal before tomorrow's deadline (which Iran doesn't acknowledge, by the way). As Conn has reported, if an agreement is reached, it likely won't be formalized or written down for a period of months. What Western diplomats are scrambling to "achieve," therefore, is an informal consensus on the principles and outlines of a deal -- struck with an evil, untrustworthy regime. The British Foreign Minister told reporters last week that they're hoping to secure a "narrative," whatever that means: We envisage...
  • In fight for Tikrit, U.S. finds enemies on both sides of the battle lines

    03/30/2015 1:30:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 27 March 2015 | Loveday Morris
    Since the U.S.-led coalition planes launched their first airstrikes in the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit on Wednesday night, threats and accusations from ­Shiite militias who were leading the battle there have grown. Several of the Iranian-backed groups accused coalition aircraft of bombing a headquarters for pro-government fighters in the city on Friday, promising retribution. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad released a statement Friday rebutting the claim, saying there were no coalition strikes in the vicinity at the time, and the Iraqi government also said no such attack took place. The claim was the latest in a long string of...
  • Israel May Get to Have Its Own ‘Fox News’

    03/30/2015 3:27:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2015, 1:13 PM | Gil Ronen
    Channel 20, which is considered the only Israeli television channel that leans right of center as opposed to the left, has filed a request for permission to create its own news department. Under the terms of the tender by which it was created, the channel currently must produce interview shows relating to current events, but news broadcasts are optional. If the channel wishes to broadcast news, it must first receive permission from the Cable and Satellite Authority. […] Israelis who do not ascribe to left-wing views have yearned for many years for a television news outlet that will reflect their...