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  • Where Is Assad Getting His Fighters From? (It's Not Just Lebanon and Iraq)

    01/23/2018 7:12:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    National Interest ^ | January 2, 2018 | Colin P. ClarkePhillip Smyth
    Where Is Assad Getting His Fighters From? (It's Not Just Lebanon and Iraq) Colin P. ClarkePhillip Smyth January 2, 2018 In early December, senior Trump administration officials suggested that approximately 80 percent of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s defense against insurgents in the country’s ongoing civil war is being provided by forces imported from outside of the country. The lion’s share of these fighters is being trained and equipped by Iran, the Assad regime’s most ardent supporter. Interestingly, however, these foreign fighters, almost of all which are Shia Muslims, are not merely comprised of Lebanese and Iraqis, but include significant numbers...
  • Could the Kurds beat Turkey in Syria?

    01/22/2018 8:10:29 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 22, 2018, 4:46 PM | Michael Rubin
    After a multi-day artillery barrage, the Turkish Army has begun its push into Afrin, a district of Syria which has been governed by Syrian Kurds ever since they defeated al Qaeda and Islamic State terrorists. Turkish officials say they plan to set up a buffer zone extending almost 20 miles into Syria from the Turkish border. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a blistering speech threatening Turkey’s Kurds if they speak up on behalf of their Syrian counterparts and promising victory within “a very short period of time.” That may be a fatal miscalculation, one which could cripple Turkey. Erdogan’s...
  • Ambassador to Israel: Pence's speech moved me to tears

    01/22/2018 1:56:45 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) ^ | 1/22/18 | David Rosenberg
    Vice President Mike Pence’s address to the Knesset Monday afternoon, the first by a senior American official in a decade, was praised by a number of Israeli officials from across the political spectrum, who noted the Vice President’s pledge to bar Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and a time-table for the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, however, expressed a more personal reaction to the speech, saying that he had been so touched by it as to have been moved to tears.
  • L'OREAL MODEL STEPS DOWN AFTER ANTI-ISRAEL TWEETS UNCOVERED

    01/22/2018 8:10:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 22, 2018 | Amy Spiro
    A woman who appeared in a recent L’Oréal UK ad campaign for hair care products has stepped down after she received criticism over a series of anti-Israel tweets in 2014. Writing on Twitter on Monday, Amena Khan, a social media activist, wrote that she regrets the tweets she posted and will be leaving the campaign because of the backlash.
  • US embassy to open in Jerusalem by end of 2019, Mike Pence tells Israel [end of JCPOA too]

    01/22/2018 8:21:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.22.2018 | tj/msh (AP, Reuters, dpa)
    US Vice President Mike Pence told Israel’s Knesset on Monday that Washington was intending to bring forward a controversial plan by the Trump administration to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the US Embassy in Jerusalem — and the embassy will open before the end of next year,” Pence said. The intention to move the embassy, which has been condemned by the Palestinians and their Arab allies, was agreed in theory by US lawmakers years ago but was set in motion by US President Donald...
  • Poll: Democrats' 2018 Lead Is Narrowing

    01/22/2018 9:24:39 AM PST · by Signalman · 28 replies
    TownHall ^ | 1/22/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Democrats’ lead over Republicans on a generic 2018 election ballot has narrowed, a new poll has found. According to a CNN survey, Democrats have a 5-point lead, with 49 percent of respondents saying they’d support Democrats on a generic congressional ballot. Forty-four percent of registered voters said they’d support Republicans. The latest poll narrows the 18-point lead Democrats held over Republicans when the survey was conducted in December, at which point 56 percent of respondents said they’d choose Democrats while 38 percent said they’d vote for the Republican candidate. The survey comes as support for the Republican tax law...
  • Sipan Hemo: Russia betrayed the Kurds, but victory will be ours

    01/22/2018 8:37:55 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 22 Jan 2018, 11:25 | ANF QAMISHLI
    Sipan Hemo stated that their “rightful and legitimate” resistance will continue in the face of the attempted invasion of Afrin, where the Turkish state commits civilian massacres and said: “Victory will certainly be ours.” YPG Commander General Sipan Hemo stated that the Turkish media’s job is “to create the foundations for the invasion of Afrin” and that they insisted on portraying the massacred civilians as fighters. Hemo said, “But the truth is, Erdogan is targeting villages and towns and massacring civilians.” The invading Turkish army launched an attack on Afrin on January 19 with 72 fighter jets. The invasion attack...
  • Report: Slovenia to recognize 'Palestine'

    01/21/2018 9:45:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 01/22/18 06:08 | Elad Benari
    Slovenia is expected to recognize the “state of Palestine” in the coming weeks in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior officials in Jerusalem told Israel’s Channel 10 News on Sunday. According to those officials, three other European countries are considering the same move. About a week ago, according to the report, the Slovenian government convened to promote the recognition of “Palestine” as a state, and the Slovenian government passed the issue to parliament, which is the body authorized to recognize other countries. On January 31, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Slovenian Parliament...
  • Egypt: Turkish attack on Afrin is unacceptable

    01/21/2018 6:52:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 22 Jan 2018, 01:00 | ANF CAIRO
    Egypt has also voiced opposition to the Turkish state’s invasion operation against Afrin Canton of Northern Syria. The Foreign Ministry of Egypt condemned the Turkish state’s “unacceptable” attack on Afrin, calling it an intervention against and violation of Syrian lands. In a statement about the operation, the Foreign Ministry pointed out that Turkey negatively affected the political efforts for the ending of terror in Syria, saying; “The attitude of Egypt towards military methods is clear as attacks against our Syrian brothers and sisters are increasing.” On the other hand, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of...
  • Turkey: 90,000 mosques pray Qur’anic “conquest” prayers calling on Muslims to be “ruthless...

    01/22/2018 2:13:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/21/18 | Robert Spencer
    Surah al-Fath is the 48th chapter of the Qur’an. It promises Muslims who wage jihad much material reward: “Allah has promised you much booty that you will take and has hastened for you this and withheld the hands of people from you – that it may be a sign for the believers and He may guide you to a straight path” (48:20).It also contains this command:”Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those with him are ruthless against the unbelievers, merciful among themselves” (48:29).This is the message that the Turkish government is giving to its soldiers as it sends them...
  • ‘Conquest’ prayers performed across Turkey’s mosques for Afrin operation

    01/21/2018 9:04:44 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 7 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | January 21 2018 | Staff
    Special “conquest” prayers were held across all of Turkey’s 90,000 mosques on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 for the victory of the country’s military, which launched a cross border operation in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region on Jan. 20 against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). “Sessions will be held after the isha prayer tonight [Jan. 20] and the morning prayer [on Jan. 21] due to Operation Olive Branch,” said Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) head Ali Erbas in a message sent on Jan. 20 to all offices of muftis and religious officials across the country. “The Surah Conquest [Surah al-Fath]...
  • Columbia Faculty Boycott Bookstore After it Apologizes for Promoting Palestinian Violence

    01/22/2018 5:42:50 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 21, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Professors want bookstore owners to rescind their Over 200 Columbia University faculty, students, and alumni have pledged to boycott a New York bookstore after its owners apologized for promoting and selling a children's book that praised Palestinian violence against Israel. The petition condemns Book Culture, an independent bookstore with a location near Columbia, for apologizing after Jewish and non-Jewish communities objected to its selling P is for Palestine by Golbarg Bashi, a book for young children that glorified the intifada. The petition, first reported by Campus Reform, includes a refusal to buy books from or order course materials through Book...
  • Will Germany modernize the Leopards for Afrin?

    01/21/2018 7:03:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 20 Jan 2018, 11:15 | ANF BERLIN
    It has become certain that the fellowship of weapons will be the most important step in the easing of tension between the Merkel and ErdoÄźan governments. The German government reportedly wants to approve the plan to modernize the Turkish armyÂ’s tanks. At a time when the forces allied to the ErdoÄźan regime come to the fore with plans to invade and attack Afrin and other areas in Western Kurdistan, Germany is preparing to take on the task of modernizing the Turkish army. It has come to light that the dirty negotiations over the German citizens held hostage by the ErdoÄźan...
  • 1940: American Inaction and the Tragedy of European Jewry

    01/21/2018 12:51:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 21, 2018 | Richard Baehr
    During 1940, three of the most significant Zionist leaders in the world – Chaim Weizmann, Vladimir Jabotinsky, and David Ben Gurion , all visited the United States , hoping to gain a measure of American Jewish support or US government support for the creation of a Jewish army to help fight the Nazis. Rick Richman's new book, Racing Against History, provides an interesting and very carefully researched history of these visits, the leaders' goals, what they accomplished, and what prevented greater success. Richman's book is a fascinating look at a moment in time, different seemingly from our own, but with...
  • Turkey INVADES Syria – tanks and soldiers cross the border

    01/21/2018 9:16:15 AM PST · by caww · 104 replies
    Daily Star Uk ^ | Jan. 21, 2018 | Rachel O'Donoghue
    Shocking pictures show dozens of tanks and armoured vehicles crossing over the border in a terrifying display of military might. But the Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia has denied there is a full-scale invasion underway, claiming forces clashed in Afrin but Turkish soldiers were beaten back. YPG official, Nouri Mahmoudi, said "all the Turkish military's ground attacks against Afrin have been repelled so far and they have been forced to retreat." A statement from the militia said: "Our people are holding on to their land and do not accept surrender... we repeat our determination to protect our people in Afrin against the...
  • Russia: Unilateral actions by the U.S. infuriated Turkey

    01/21/2018 4:28:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sehva ^ | 22/1/18
    "Unilateral actions" by the United States in Iran and Syria have infuriated Turkey, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday, according to Reuters. "Many political scientists are asking why do we care and say that the worst is the best: let the United States prove its inability to find an agreement, (to show) its destructive role in global affairs, let it be in Iran or Syria and where the unilateral actions have already infuriated Turkey,"...
  • 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...
  • Briefing on Syria (U.S. State Department)

    01/20/2018 10:52:31 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The US State Department ^ | January 19, 2018 | Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference
    Special Briefing Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference January 19, 2018 MODERATOR: Good morning. Thank you, sir. Good morning, everyone, and thanks for joining us for today’s background call on U.S. policy on Syria, and specifically the implications of the Secretary’s speech that took place in California earlier this week. We’re joined today by [Senior State Department Official], who will be referred to as Senior State Department Official. As a reminder, today’s call is on background and will be embargoed until the conclusion of the call. With that, I’m happy to turn it over to our senior State Department official...
  • US likely to designate embassy in Jerusalem as early as 2019

    01/20/2018 7:36:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2018 7:45 PM EST | Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee
    The Trump administration is expected to approve a plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as early as next year, rather than waiting for several years, Trump administration officials said Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been considering several options since President Donald Trump, late last year, declared Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital and announced the United States would finally move its embassy there from Tel Aviv. Tillerson has said previously that building a new facility that satisfies the significant security requirements is a complex process involving site-selection, permitting and construction. He’s said that process is...
  • WATCH: CNN Stunned By What Democratic Ohio Voters Think About Trump

    01/19/2018 1:11:53 PM PST · by aquila48 · 45 replies
    Political Forum ^ | January 18, 2018 | Ben Callen
    CNN’s Martin Savage interviewed a diverse group of Democratic voters from Ohio on Wednesday who all praised President Donald Trump for the things he has done during his first year in office. The group of Democratic voters, who had all crossed over to vote for Trump during the 2016 election, agreed in their assessments of the president and on the importance of his key agenda goals, like ending illegal immigration. When asked how they thought he was performing, the group replied, "Fantastic," "Phenomenal," "Better than I ever would have dreamt," and "He's doing wonderful, he's staying on task." The panel...