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  • Jordan: Israel must hand over wounded officer for interrogation

    07/24/2017 2:26:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/7/17 | Nitzan Keidar
    The Kingdom of Jordan is demanding Israel handover the Israeli embassy official who was wounded in Sunday evening’s terror attack in Amman, and has barred his return to Israel. On Sunday, the Israeli embassy in Amman’s deputy security officer was stabbed at his residence in the embassy compound by a Jordanian man who had been brought to move furniture. After he was stabbed, the security officer opened fire, killing the terrorist. A second Jordanian citizen, who was described in various media reports as being either a doctor employed at the embassy or the owner of the residence, was also killed...
  • Jordanian MP praises soldier who killed Israeli schoolgirls

    07/20/2017 11:46:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/17 | Elad Benari
    A Jordanian member of parliament has praised soldier Ahmed Daqamseh, who in 1997 shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls, as a hero, i24news reported Thursday. Dima Tahboub, a spokeswoman for the Islamic Action Front which is the political wing of Jordan’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, said Daqamseh was a hero because he was retaliating against Israel and the teenage girls were “enemies.” Tahboub’s comments were made in an interview with British journalist Tim Sebastian, according to i24news. Daqamseh was a soldier in the Jordanian army when he opened fire on a group of students who were visiting the “peace island”...
  • KING ABDULLAH NEEDS TO ABDICATE

    07/13/2017 3:31:00 AM PDT · by tedbel · 25 replies
    israpundit ^ | July 13/17 | Ted Belman
    I met Mudar Zahran, currently the Secretary General of the Jordan Opposition Coalition (JOC), some six years ago and have kept closely in touch with him over the years.  I watched the JOC being formed and take shape, just as I watched their plan Operation Jordan is Palestine (OJIP) take shape. The goal of the later is: “To establish Jordan as the Palestinian homeland, in accordance with international law, where refugees will be settled within safe and secure borders, allowing Israel to become a fully recognized, sovereign state over all of its soil, including all land west of the Jordan...
  • Calm prevails in southern Syria ahead of truce

    07/08/2017 9:40:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    ARA News (Syria) ^ | July 9, 2017 | Agencies
    A day before a new ceasefire deal takes effect in southwestern Syria, the concerned areas are relatively calm with the exception of sporadic strikes by the Syrian regime, a monitoring group have said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday, the Syrian regime shelled two villages in the northern countryside of Daraa, one of three provinces affected by the ceasefire. The Observatory said at least one person was killed and a total of 16 such bombs were dropped in the area, wounding several. The US-Russian-Jordanian brokered deal is to be enforced by midday on Sunday, in the provinces...
  • Report: U.S., Russia broker cease-fire in Syria

    07/07/2017 10:11:08 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 7, 2017 | By S.A. Miller
    The U.S. and Russia struck a deal for a cease-fire in southwest Syria, according to reports, marking a major breakthrough in the six-year civil war as President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first face-to-face meeting. Details were sketchy but the cease-fire was scheduled to take effect Sunday at noon Damascus time, The Associated Press reported, citing U.S. officials. The deal reflects a new level of involvement by the U.S. in Syria’s civil war. Mr. Trump had previously stepped up U.S. actions with airstrikes against chemical weapon stashes of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. Jordan and Israel...
  • Scalise shooter James Hodgkinson had list of Republican lawmakers' names

    06/16/2017 7:35:23 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 51 replies
    fox news ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jake Gibson
    The handwritten list was found in a van belonging to James Hodgkinson by the FBI, and the lawmakers named on the list are known to be conservative members associated with the Freedom Caucus: Reps. Scot DesJarlais (R-TN) (pronounced day-zharr-LAY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA).
  • Report: Jordanians claim leaked intel was theirs, not Israel's

    05/22/2017 2:32:25 AM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 18 May 2017 11:53 | staff
    Who really gave Trump the leaked intelligence? Intelligence about ISIS allegedly leaked by US President Donald Trump to Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during an Oval Office meeting last Wednesday was sourced by Jordanian spies, not Israelis, Al Jazeera reported on Thursday morning. According to the report, “veteran Jordanian intelligence officials” claimed the numerous media reports that the information Trump disclosed to the Russians originally came from Israel are false. Speaking to Al Jazeera anonymously, the Jordanian officials said they “don’t believe Israel has any high level spies” inside ISIS. “Unlike Jordan, [when it comes to...
  • Merkel: Germany may move troops from Turkey to Jordan

    05/21/2017 9:52:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    AlAraby.co.uk ^ | 15 May 2017
    Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Berlin may pull its troops from Turkey following a recent deterioration in relations. The chancellor’s latest warning comes after Turkey denied visas to German lawmakers who wanted to visit troops at the Incirlik air base, located near Adana in south Turkey. “We will continue to talk with Turkey, but in parallel we will have to explore other ways of fulfilling our mandate,” Merkel said at a press conference on Monday. “That means looking at alternatives to İncirlik, and one alternative among others is Jordan,” she said. …
  • Russia, Syria fume over U.S. strike on Syrian troops

    05/19/2017 7:00:13 AM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | 19 May 2017 5:19am | staff writers
    BEIRUT -- A Syrian military official said Friday that an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition on a government military position near the border with Jordan had killed several soldiers and caused material damage. The unnamed official's comments were carried by Syrian state TV a day after the U.S.-led coalition said a U.S. airstrike had struck pro-Syrian government forces that the coalition said posed a threat to American troops and allied rebels operating near the border with Jordan....On Thursday, the U.S. sent aircraft to strike Syrian regime vehicles that violated a "deconfliction" zone set up around al-Tanf, an army base where...
  • Netanyahu: Jordan is playing both sides of the game

    05/13/2017 2:05:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/17 | Nitzan Keidar
    MainAll NewsDefense/SecurityNetanyahu: Jordan is playing both sides of the game Netanyahu: Jordan is playing both sides of the game Jordan fumes at Israel for killing terrorist, demands 'explanation.' Netanyahu: Jordan must condemn all terror. Contact Editor Nitsan Keidar, 13/05/17 22:18 Share Prime Minister Binyamin NetanyahuPrime Minister Binyamin NetanyahuMiriam Alster/Flash90 Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slammed Jordan's response to Saturday's terror attack. "It is outrageous to hear the Jordanian government's speaker support the terror attack which occurred today in Jerusalem's Old City," a statement from Netanyahu's office said. "The security video clearly shows a Jordanian tourist stabbing an Israeli policeman with...
  • ISIS Infiltrates the Rukban Refugee Camp at Jordan-Syria Border

    05/09/2017 7:04:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2017 | by BILL NEELY and ZIAD JABER
    AL RUKBAN REFUGEE CAMP — Some 80,000 people are trapped in a scrub land of hopelessness in a forgotten corner of the Middle East. NBC News was given unique access to the area where Rukban straddles a rocky, arid no man's land along the border linking Syria and Jordan — an important American ally, and a key member of the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. The sea of tattered tents, the barefoot women and begging children, along with the burn victims being treated nearby at Rukban are all proof that the desperate crisis is beyond the reach of aid workers. Last...
  • Jordan to Israel: Withdraw and you'll get security [i.e. from Judea/Samaria]

    05/01/2017 8:12:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    INN ^ | 04/30/17 06:05 | Elad Benari
    Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Saturday said Arab countries would provide security for Israel if it withdraws from Judea and Samaria. Safadi's comments came during a meeting with in Moscow with his counterpart, Sergey Lavrov. “In order for Israel to live in peace with the Arabs, it is necessary for them to leave the territories occupied after 1967. So if this happens, the Arab countries will be ready to give security guarantees to Israel,” the Jordanian minister said, according to the Russian Sputnik news agency. …
  • US government 'hacked global bank system'

    04/14/2017 9:57:49 PM PDT · by Fedora · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/15/2017 | Dave Lee
    A huge range of security exploits, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online.The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and accompanying documents appear to indicate a possible breach of the Swift global banking system.Such a hack could have enabled the US to covertly monitor financial transactions, researchers said.The files were released by Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that has previously leaked malware.If genuine, it represents perhaps the most significant exposure of NSA files since the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013.On Twitter, Mr Snowden...
  • Melania Trump visits school with Jordan's queen and DeVos

    04/05/2017 1:00:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KALB-TV ^ | April 5, 2017 | The Associated Press
    First lady Melania Trump is visiting a Washington charter school with Queen Rania of Jordan and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The queen, who has become known for her education advocacy, is in Washington with her husband, King Abdullah II, who is meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. Wednesday's visit to Excel Academy Public Charter School was meant to highlight the Trump administration's focus on school choice....
  • 3 Green Berets were ‘executed’ and nothing is being done about it, these parents say

    03/26/2017 6:38:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 26, 2017 | Donald Bradley
    Cindy Lewellen didn’t know about any soldiers getting killed until her sister called. She went online. Three Green Berets had died at a checkpoint leading onto a military base in Jordan. Her son, Matt, had deployed to the region recently.
  • Trump can broker Israel-Jordan deal but no Israel-PLO agreement

    03/23/2017 12:55:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/17 | David Singer
    If Trump wants to do a deal--he needs Jordan to come to the party and enter into direct negotiations with Israel to allocate sovereignty in the West Bank between Jordan and Israel President Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations—Jason Greenblatt—has returned from his wide-ranging meetings in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Amman and Jericho with zero prospects of Trump brokering a deal between Israel and the PLO. However Greenblatt’s belief in the pivotal role Jordan can play in resolving the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict was apparent in his tweet after meeting Jordan’s King Abdullah II:
  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.
  • The real face of Jordan

    03/21/2017 5:14:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 20, 2017 | Caroline B. Glick
    Every once in a while, the Jordanian people are given a chance to express how they really feel about Israel. It’s ugly. Jordan is the country to Israel’s east with which Israel has had a formal peace for 23 years. And its people hate Israel, and Jews, even more than the Iranians do. Every once in a while, the Jordanian people are given a chance to express how they really feel about Israel. It’s ugly. Twenty years ago, on March 13, 1997, 7th and 8th grade girls from the AMIT Fuerst junior high school for girls in Beit Shemesh packed...
  • Islamic State’s Strategy Involving Jordan and Israel

    03/10/2017 7:39:37 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Geopolitical Futures ^ | 9 Mar, 2017 | Kamran Bokhari
    IS may try to draw in Israel by threatening Amman. Given that the Islamic State is increasingly losing territory, the world’s focus is on the efforts to dislodge the jihadist regime from its capital in Raqqa. Most observers tend to view the anti-IS campaign as a linear process that over time will lead to the destruction of the jihadist entity. But it is dangerous to assume that IS will simply go quietly into the night. Jordan is one place where IS could strike in order to draw in the Israelis and thus complicate and widen the conflict. Israeli daily Haaretz...
  • Jordan Hangs 15 Death Row Prisoners, Mostly Terror Convicts

    03/04/2017 7:43:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 4 March 2017
    Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners at dawn on Saturday, Information Minister Mahmud al-Momani said. The executions were a further break with the moratorium on executions the country had observed between 2006 and 2014. Momani told the official Petra news agency that 10 of those put to death had been convicted of terrorism offenses, while five were convicted of crimes including rape and sexual assault.