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  • Caroline Glick: Firing Rex Tillerson Removed an Obstacle to Middle East Peace

    03/16/2018 12:20:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2018 | Caroline Glick
    the White House held a Middle East summit that demonstrated Tillerson’s basic assumptions have the problems of the Middle East precisely backwards.Under the leadership of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, along with Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s senior negotiator, Israeli officials sat in the White House for the first time with Arab officials from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar. Representatives from Egypt and Jordan, with which Israel enjoys open diplomatic relations, were also in attendance. Canadian and European officials participated as well. Although they were invited, the Palestinians chose to boycott the conference. Their boycott was...
  • Thousands of Gazans to march towards Israel

    03/15/2018 1:01:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/3/18 | Dalit Halevi
    Thousands of Gazans are planning to march towards Israel in what has been dubbed the “March of the Return” to begin on March 30. Ahmad al-Mudallal, a senior member of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, described the demonstrations as a popular "referendum" that will demonstrate the adherence of the "Palestinian people" to the “right of return” and the resistance to the "plots" against the Palestinians. In an interview with the Hamas newspaper Felesteen, Mudallal said that the “Palestinian people” will go out to the borders and from there send a message to the world about the need to lift the...
  • 57 Muslim nations urged to besiege Israel

    03/12/2018 1:58:55 PM PDT · by Lera · 83 replies
    WND ^ | 3/11/18
    A Turkish newspaper close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party is urging 57 Islamic nations to build a joint army specifically to attack Israel, notes a new report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. The Middle East Media Research Institute reports the article appeared on the paper’s website under the title “What If an Army of Islam Was Formed against Israel?” It was published shortly ahead of a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which has 57 members, MEMRI reported. The article notes, MEMRI said, “that such a joint army will greatly exceed the Israeli army in...
  • Is Greece about to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital?

    03/09/2018 9:39:59 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 25 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 3/9/18 | Maria Polizoidou
    On his return from a recent two-day trip to Israel -- where he met with high-level officials -- Adonis Georgiadis, the vice president of Greece's opposition party, New Democracy, declared his support for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In an interview with Skai Radio on March 7, Georgiadis called it "almost funny to discuss whether Jerusalem is a Jewish city or not." "[It] was founded by the Jews... in ancient times. You can read Flavius Josephus or read Diodoros Siceliotis and see the references to the city of Jerusalem, where there was the High Priest of Solomon's Temple and that...
  • New US Embassy in Jerusalem Will Open in May 2018 to Celebrate Israel's 70th Anniversary

    02/23/2018 8:34:28 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    CBN News ^ | 2/23/2018 | CBN Newsroom
    Officials tell the Associated Press that the new US Embassy in Jerusalem will open much earlier than some had predicted. They're working to make the move by May 2018 in celebration of Israel's 70th anniversary.
  • Tillerson Says US Mideast Peace Plan ‘Fairly Well Advanced’

    02/16/2018 4:26:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2-16-18
    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Photo: Wikicommons. The US administration’s work on a new Middle East peace plan is “fairly well advanced” and President Donald Trump will decide when to announce it, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday during a visit to Jordan. Tillerson also signed a five-year aid package that extends US support to Jordan, a key regional ally, despite Trump’s threat to withhold support from states opposed to his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Commenting on the peace plan, Tillerson said: “I have seen the plan. … It’s been under development...
  • Abbas Tells Putin: 'We Refuse to Cooperate With U.S. in Any Form'; Putin: Trump Sends Best Wishes

    02/12/2018 7:35:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb 12, 2018
    Putin mentioned the call with Trump at the start of his meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Monday. He said: "Naturally we spoke about the Palestinian-Israeli settlement" and told Abbas: "I would like to convey to you his best wishes." Putin met Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu exactly two weeks ago in Moscow. Russia has managed to maintain robust relations with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority government, as well as Israeli rivals Syria and Iran.
  • Syria shoots down Israeli warplane as conflict escalates

    02/10/2018 10:15:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has crashed after being hit by Syrian air defences during an offensive in Syria, the Israeli military says. The two pilots parachuted to safety before the crash in northern Israel. It is believed to be the first time Israel has lost a jet in the Syrian conflict. The plane was hit during air strikes in response to an Iranian drone launch into Israeli territory, Israel says. The drone was shot down. Israel later launched further strikes in Syria. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) say they hit aerial defence batteries and Iranian military sites in the...
  • Israel Downs Iranian Drone, Strikes Syria; Israeli F-16 Shot Down

    02/10/2018 2:03:07 AM PST · by Spiridon · 30 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2/10/2018 | Yaniv Kubovich, Jack Khoury, Noa Landau and Noa Shpigel
    One pilot in serious condition * Israel attacks Syrian, Iranian targets in fresh strike * Rocket sirens sound throughout northern Israel An Israeli F-16 was downed Saturday morning after Israel intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria into Israeli territory. According to the Israeli army, Syrian anti-aircraft missiles targeted the jet after Israel responded to the infiltration of the drone with a strike in Syria. The two F-16 pilots ejected as the plane went down in northern Israel. The pilots were taken to the hospital in stable condition. One of the pilots is in serious condition. Following the downing of...
  • 'Pillar of the community' deported from US after 39 years to a land he barely knows

    02/08/2018 8:14:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | February 8, 2018 | By Jomana Karadsheh and Kareem Khadder
    Amman, Jordan - With nothing but the clothes on his back and less than $300 in his pocket, Amer Adi was put on a plane and deported to Jordan, the country he left 39 years ago to pursue his American dream. His 94-year-old mother sat in a wheelchair at the arrivals gate, overcome with emotion as she waited for Adi. She hadn't seen him in 20 years. As he walked out, his siblings, nephews and nieces broke out in cheers. But they were soon in tears. Adi fell to his knees, a broken man in his mother's arms. "I have...
  • Russia May Sell Missile System to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey, Fueling All Sides (Tr)

    01/27/2018 8:58:08 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 27 replies
    Newsweak Via Yahoo Noose ^ | January 25, 2018 | Tom O’Connor, Joyfull Announcements Desk
    Qatar’s diplomat in Moscow has said his country was in serious talks to purchase an advanced Russian anti-aircraft missile system also sought by a number of other regional powers, some of which were at odds with one another. Qatari envoy Fahad bin Mohammed al-Attiyah told Russia state media Thursday that the tiny oil-rich monarchy was “already in advanced negotiations” over “air-defense systems and capabilities for our land forces as well.” The S-400 Triumf has been considered one of the most effective surface-to-air missile systems in the world, and Qatar’s interest in it signaled only the latest attempt by a Middle...
  • Rep. Jim Jordan Summarizes FBI Crew Shaping Clinton Investigation and Starting Trump Investigation

    02/07/2018 2:26:16 PM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 7, 2018 | Sundance
    There is a deluge of information now coming out of months-long parallel investigations by the House (Nunes and Goodlatte), and Senate (Grassley and Johnson), along with DOJ Inspector General Horowitz. It can be easy to get lost amid the deluge. Representative Jim Jordan gives a solid summary of how the information intersects amid the “small group” within a corrupt upper-tier of FBI officials.
  • Saudi Arabia Denies Report of Historic Approval of Flights to Israel Using Its Airspace

    02/07/2018 9:13:32 AM PST · by KingofZion · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | February 7, 2018 | Anshel Pfeffer
    Saudi Arabia has granted Air India approval to operate direct flights from Delhi to Tel Aviv, sources in the Israeli flight industry told Haaretz. If confirmed, this would be the first time the Saudis are allowing commerical flights to Israel to use their airspace. According to Reuters, a spokesman for Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation denied the report, saying the agency had not granted Air India permission to operate direct flights from Delhi to Tel Aviv. If true, Riyadh's approval would mean that the duration of flights from India to Israel will be shortened by two-and-a-half hours, compared...
  • (Flashback) Syria's Bashar Assad: First We'll Deal with the Rebels, Then Israel

    02/06/2018 12:40:11 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Aug 2015 | Judah Ari Gross
    “The real tools Israel uses today, more important than the most recent strikes, are the terrorists in Syria,” Assad told the Al-Manar TV station, run by his Lebanese ally group Hezbollah. “What they are doing is far more dangerous than what Israel has done recently. “This is the core issue,” he continued. “If we want to fight Israel, we must first deal with its emissaries in Syria.” Israel said the Iranian Revolutionary Guards planned the Thursday attack, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad carried it out. According to a senior Israeli security official, it was Saeed Izadi, the head of the...
  • Jordan’s King Sees a Possible ‘Lack of Understanding of Islam’ in Washington

    02/06/2018 2:46:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2018 | 4:30 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Islam is “not a religion of hate,” Jordan’s King Abdullah said in a recent interview, arguing that there was perhaps a “lack of understanding” of the religion in Washington. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria asked Abdullah — in an interview filmed in Davos last month but aired on Sunday — about President Trump’s stated view during the 2016 election campaign that “I think Islam hates us.” “By ‘us,’ I think he meant America,” Zakaria said. “In your conversations with President Trump, have you tried to persuade him that that was not the case?” “Absolutely, to all Americans,” Abdullah replied. “And whether I’m...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem[tr]

    02/04/2018 12:35:27 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies ^ | 02/04/2018 | Robert Spencer
    full title: TurkeyÂ’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing TrumpÂ’s recognition of Jerusalem as IsraelÂ’s capital. The United StatesÂ’ controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is expected to dominate talks between President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan and Pope Francis on the presidentÂ’s first trip to the Vatican on Sunday. According to presidential sources, ErdoÄźan will thank Pope Francis for his stance against U.S. President Donald TrumpÂ’s decision and his efforts to protect the status quo in the holy city. The Turkish president previously expressed his appreciation to Pope Francis who strongly opposed the bitterly-contested move...
  • Remarkable: With Cairo's Approval, Israeli Planes Bombing ISIS Targets in Egypt

    02/05/2018 10:04:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/05/2018 | Rick Moran
    The New York Times is reporting that there is a "secret alliance" between Egypt and Israel to combat ISIS along the Sinai border between the two countries.The report claims that Israel has flown more than 100 missions in the last two years, striking targets in the terrorists' stronghold in Egypt with the full knowledge and cooperation of Cairo's government. Egypt appeared unable to stop them, so Israel, alarmed at the threat just over the border, took action. For more than two years, unmarked Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign, conducting more than 100...
  • TIME FOR GREENBLATT TO WALK AWAY-Will Trump, chief peace negotiator accept "peace process" is dead?

    02/02/2018 4:14:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 2, 2018 | Caroline Glick
    Unless Trump intends to humiliate himself and America and sell Israel down the river like his predecessors did, the peace process will not be resuscitated. On Tuesday in Bethlehem, the Palestinians demonstrated the choice the Americans now face in their dealings with Fatah – the supposedly moderate PLO faction that controls the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. President Donald Trump and his advisers can play by Fatah’s rules or they can walk away. On Tuesday a delegation of diplomats from the US Consulate in Jerusalem came to Bethlehem to participate in a meeting of the local chamber of commerce. When...
  • Trump readies to dump PLO for Jordan-Israel negotiations

    01/28/2018 12:55:45 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/28/18 | David Singer
    The PLO has seemingly done its dash--and hundreds of millions in cash--in defiantly taking on Trump President Trump and America’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley - virtually within hours of each other - have laid the groundwork for Jordan to replace the PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner under President Bush’s 2003 Roadmap—endorsed by the United Nations, European Union, and Russia - and Bush’s 2004 Congress-endorsed commitments to Israel. Haley told the UN Security Council:
  • Israel pays Jordan $5 million

    01/20/2018 11:16:04 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/18 | Orly Harari
    Jordan's al-Rad newspaper on Saturday morning reported that Israel had transferred $5 million to the Jordanian government as compensation for the deaths of Mohammed Jawada and Bashir Hamarna, who were shot by an Israeli security guard, as well as for the death of Jordanian "judge" Raed Zeiter. In July 2017, a Jordanian furniture worker attacked the deputy security officer serving in the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan. The attack, which occurred at the official's home adjacent to the embassy, took place while furniture was being moved into the residence. According to the report, one of the two Jordanian workers moving...