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  • Israeli minister: Normalized relations with another Arab or Muslim nation likely before US elections

    10/21/2020 10:45:11 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 20, 2020 | John Bowden
    Israel's minister of regional cooperation said Wednesday that he expects normalize relations with another Arab state before the U.S. elections. Reuters reported that Ofir Akunis, who is also a member of Israel's parliament, the Knesset, told Army Radio that the announcement would come before Nov. 3. "I have a reasonable basis to believe that the announcement will come before November 3 - that, if you'll permit me, is what I understand from my sources," he said, according to the news service. "I will be very happy if the announcement will happen - and before the elections in the United States,"...
  • Jordan harbors terrorists wanted by France, US

    10/20/2020 5:46:48 PM PDT · by xomething · 2 replies
    The Jewish Star ^ | 9/16/2020 | Ben Cohen
    Had the terrorists targeted non-kosher establishments with non-Jewish victims, Amman would likely have been cooperative.” An FBI “Most Wanted Terrorist” poster for Palestinian terrorist Ahlam Ahmad Tamimi, one of the masterminds of the Aug. 9, 2001 bombing of the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem that led to the deaths of 15 civilians, two of them Americans. Speak to policy analysts or policy-makers about the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and you’ll frequently encounter a series of truisms. For example, that Jordan is both a friend of the West and a vital, respected component of the Arab world. Or that Jordan’s peace treaty...
  • In response to the business of "non-college educated Trump voters."

    10/20/2020 2:11:10 PM PDT · by golux · 57 replies
    Oct 20 2020 | Oct 20 2020 | Golux
    Now the Admin Mods may Zot me or not, but if my words are heard by just one of my FRiends it will have been worthwhile. The stock and trade of the Democrat party is to convince each other that they are smarter than you, or I. This at the core of their beliefs: they are, in their minds, simply smarter. More enlightened. Naturally, they say, a baby should wince and scream, silently, in pain, as the scissors penetrate the neck. This is the celebration of womanhood for so many sad, single lesbians and their cats. Grades in school, of...
  • Trump: Sudan to compensate terror victims, be taken off state sponsors of terror list

    10/19/2020 12:34:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/10/20 | Gary Willig
    US President Donald Trump announced Monday that Sudan would be removed from the US list of State Sponsors of Terrorism in exchange for paying compensation to families of American terror victims. "GREAT news! New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to U.S. terror victims and families. Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan!" Trump wrote on Twitter. The Sudanese government has sought to be de-listed as a state sponsor of terror since former President...
  • Asharq TV Report: Saeb Erekat dead

    10/19/2020 12:20:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/10/20
    According to an Asharq TV report, Chief PA negotiator Saeb Erekat has been pronounced dead after receiving treatment for coronavirus at Hadassah Medical Center. No official confirmation has been released by the medical center. .....
  • Iran celebrates 'momentous day' as UN arms embargo lifts.

    10/19/2020 2:42:44 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 Oct 2020 | Natasha Turak
    Iran is now free to buy a range of previously restricted weapons, its government announced Sunday, hailing a "momentous day" as a 13-year-old U.N. arms embargo on the country was lifted as part of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal — and against vociferous opposition from Washington. The government in Tehran insists that any weapons purchases would be "based on its defensive needs," as allowed under the multilateral deal, from which the Trump administration withdrew in 2018. .. That could mean selling weapons to its proxies, analysts say, including militant and political group Hezbollah, designated by the U.S. as a terrorist...
  • A new blow to Iran's forgotten Jews

    10/19/2020 8:50:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/20 | Dr. Refael Medoff
    Isn’t there something incongruous about a human rights organization providing a platform to a journalist who has whitewashed human rights abuses? Next week, an online event organized by the human rights group “3 Generations” will feature New York Times op-ed columnist Roger Cohen, who sparked an international furor in 2009 when he visited Iran and announced that the oppressed Jews there were not really so oppressed, after all. Cohen’s assertion that Iranian Jews were “living, working and worshiping in relative tranquility” was met with scorn across the political spectrum. Jeffrey Goldberg, in The Atlantic, called him “credulous.” The Anti-Defamation League...
  • First-Temple 2-Shekel Weight Unearthed Near the Western Wall in Jerusalem

    10/18/2020 10:52:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 25 Tishri 5781 - October 13, 2020 | David Israel
    An ancient limestone weight, dating to the First Temple period, was discovered in an archaeological excavation conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Western Wall Heritage Foundation under Wilson's Arch, adjacent to the Western Wall (the Kotel) in Jerusalem... Mordechai (Suli) Eliav, director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, said: "How exciting, in the month of Tishrei, whose symbol is the scales of justice, to find a souvenir from the First Temple period. Now, when coming to the Western Wall is so restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic, this finding strengthens the eternal connection between the Jewish nation, Jerusalem,...
  • History in the making: Joint US-Israeli delegation arrives in Bahrain ahead of the official establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries

    10/18/2020 11:56:28 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18 2020 | LUKE KENTON and ASSOCIATED PRESS and REUTERS
    A joint American-Israeli delegation landed in Bahrain Sunday, where officials will be signing a number of bilateral agreements following an announcement last month to normalize relations. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat, led the delegation that flew out of Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on Sunday morning. Ben-Shabbat said ahead of departure the visit will ‘translate plans to actions and concrete agreements’ with the signing of a range of deals involving finance, investment, trade, tourism, communications, technology and agriculture.
  • VP Candidate Joseph Biden: "Tehran’s Favorite Senator" vs. PM Menachem Begin, circa 1982

    09/09/2008 4:04:27 PM PDT · by Ziva · 4 replies · 118+ views
    The Jewish Voice and Opinion ^ | September 2008 | Susan Rosenbluth
    Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE), has a pro-Israel reputation and, in a recent interview with Shalom television, even identified himself as "a Zionist," but it is open to question what the late Menachem Begin would have to say about that designation for the Delaware senator. According to reports in the Jerusalem Post by Moshe Zak and another in Time magazine, Messrs Biden and Begin had a serious confrontation in the summer of 1982 in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the issue of Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. According to Mr. Zak, a former editor of...
  • When Israel’s Prime Minister Told Joe Biden: I Am Not A Jew With Trembling Knees

    04/02/2015 5:31:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 2, 2015 | Ronn Torossian
    When Israel’s Prime Minister Told Joe Biden: I Am Not A Jew With Trembling KneesPosted By Ronn Torossian On April 2, 2015 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments While the Obama Administration continues their pressure on Israel, for at least Joe Biden, it is not the first time that there has been animosity with an Israeli leader.  The reality is that while some of the names change, this conflict is about Israel’s refusal to surrender to a Palestinian Arab enemy who seeks to destroy the Jewish nation.The United States is wrong to pressure Israel – yet,...
  • INSIGHT-Has Iran ended Israel's Begin Doctrine?

    11/07/2011 4:17:56 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 7, 2011 | Dan Williams
    INSIGHT-Has Iran ended Israel's Begin Doctrine? By Dan Williams JERUSALEM Nov 7 (Reuters) - Menachem Begin did not pull his punches. In 1981, as work neared completion on an Iraqi nuclear reactor that Israel believed would produce plutonium for warheads, the Israeli prime minister dispatched eight F-16 bombers to destroy the plant. Begin later said that the raid was proof his country would "under no circumstances allow the enemy to develop weapons of mass-destruction against our people". The event defined a strategy that became known as the "Begin Doctrine" and is best summed up by the phrase "the best defence...
  • Did Biden Call for a Cut-Off in Aid to Israel? (1982 Biden banged desk & threatened cut in $$$)

    08/26/2008 7:01:07 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies · 99+ views
    Commentary ^ | August 26 | John Podhoretz
    In a conversation with Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, after a sharp confrontation in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the subject of the settlements, Begin defined himself as “a proud Jew who does not tremble with fear” when speaking with foreign statesmen. During that committee hearing, at the height of the Lebanon War, Sen. John Biden (Delaware) had attacked Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria and threatened that if Israel did not immediately cease this activity, the US would have to cut economic aid to Israel. When the senator raised his voice and banged twice on the table with his...
  • How Menachem Begin responded to the demand for a 'Palestinian state.'

    02/18/2014 7:23:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/18/14 | Carl In Jerusalem
    In this updated clip, shared by Israel's industry minister Naftali Bennet, legendary Prime Minister Menachem Begin reacts to criticism over his opposition to the creation of a Palestinian state. Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Zvi S).
  • Israel Is Not America’s Vassal State

    03/30/2015 4:45:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ronn Torossian
    Media has reported that the Obama Administration has threatened to support a United Nations resolution calling on Israel to retreat to the pre-1967 armistice lines. Obama is lashing out at Israel – this time because the Israeli public re-elected Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • National interest, not personal diplomacy-Menachem Begin and the peace treaty with Egypt.

    03/24/2004 7:22:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 1 replies · 126+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-24-04 | GERALD M. STEINBERG
    Twenty-five years ago, the leaders of Israel and Egypt – Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat – signed a treaty that ended decades of warfare. The treaty and its implementation are far from perfect, but the framework of peace has been preserved despite differences between Cairo and Jerusalem. Advertisement In the intervening decades, a great deal has been written about this singular accomplishment. Unfortunately, some of these accounts are misleading or based on myths. As a result, the "Camp David formula," to which former president Jimmy Carter attributes the success of the negotiations, is often seen as the key to a...
  • A 'mensch' for prime minister - On the 90th anniversary of Menachem Begin's birth

    08/07/2003 12:48:13 PM PDT · by yonif · 1 replies · 291+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 7, 2003 | Yehuda Avner
    On the 90th anniversary of Menachem Begin's birth - a fond recollection of Shabbat in his company The weather in Jerusalem was unusually warm and naturally breezy that Shabbat afternoon, adding spice to the smell of poplar and pine that always fills Rehavia in high summer. Under a blue sky streaked with tangerine wisps of cirrus that heralded the onset of sunset, tourists, soldiers, yeshiva boys, neighbors, and even casual passers by, lined up at the prime minister's gate waiting their turn to enter. Menachem and Aliza Begin were hosting an open house, a tradition they had maintained for the...
  • The day Jimmy Carter was reduced to silence [must read - the brilliance of Menachem Begin]

    09/11/2003 6:24:41 PM PDT · by yonif · 70 replies · 3,798+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 11, 2003 | Yehuda Avner
    Jimmy Carter, peanut farmer, ran an austere White House. Consonant with his innate Calvinistic intuitions, he cast himself in the role of citizen-president. He banned Hail to the Chief, slashed the entertainment budget, sold the presidential yacht, pruned the limousine fleet, and generally rid his mansion of foppery, artifice, and pretentiousness. He even carried his own bag. So when he welcomed prime minister Menachem Begin to the White House in July 1977 with a flamboyant ceremony fit for a king - replete with a 19-gun salute, a march-past of all the armed services, and a choreographed parade of the Army...
  • Did Carter 'keep faith'?

    09/29/2003 5:36:58 PM PDT · by yonif · 7 replies · 548+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 29, 2003 | Shlomo Slonim
    The occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Camp David Agreement furnished a fresh opportunity for the critics of prime minister Menachem Begin to lambaste him once again (see The Jerusalem Post, September 18). Foremost among these critics is US president Jimmy Carter, who repeated the canard that Begin had promised him Israel would suspend its settlement policy in the territories for the duration of the autonomy talks. The claim was, from the very beginning, patently preposterous. To assume that Begin, at a closed meeting attended only by Carter and one or two others, would blithely abandon the goal of...
  • Ed Koch Said He Despised Jimmy Carter More Than Any Other Living Person

    02/02/2013 12:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Walter Hickey
    One of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch's last interviews before his death on Friday came in Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire. The most interesting part of the Q&A came when he was asked who was what living person he "most despise[s]." ... Which living person do you most despise? Former president Jimmy Carter.