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  • Greenblatt: A hypocritical and political decision

    11/12/2019 3:54:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/19 | Elad Benari
    Jason Greenblatt, the former US Representative for International Negotiations on Tuesday denounced the ruling by the European Court of Justice that all EU member states must label products from Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as ones manufactured in an Israeli “settlement”. “A hypocritical/political decision! So-called ‘settlements’ are actually cities & neighborhoods; nonsense to pretend otherwise. Peace will only come-if at all-via direct negotiations. This decision harms prospects for peace & ultimately hurts Palestinians,” said Greenblatt. Israel’s foreign ministry said earlier it “strongly rejects” the EU court’s ruling, decrying a "double standard". The secretary general of the...
  • Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home

    11/12/2019 3:43:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    AP News ^ | 11/12/19 | FARES AKRAM, ARON HELLER
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A pair of Israeli airstrikes targeted senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and in Syria early on Tuesday, escalating Israel’s confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another devastating round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. In eastern Gaza, the Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, setting off a furious barrage of dozens of rocket attacks reaching as far as the Tel Aviv heartland as Islamic Jihad vowed further revenge. The Israeli military said Abu el-Atta was the mastermind of recent attacks against it and the militant group’s...
  • IDF tanks attack Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza

    11/12/2019 8:03:02 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/19
    Israeli tanks attacked three Islamic Jihad military posts in the Gaza Strip Tuesday afternoon. An IDF spokesperson stated: "A short while ago, IDF tanks targeted three PIJ military posts in the Gaza Strip." The Israeli Air Force has also bombed numerous Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza in response to the firing of dozens of rockets by the terrorist organization. "IDF fighter jets and aircraft recently struck a number of PIJ terror targets in the Gaza Strip. Among the sites struck were a training compound and underground weapons manufacturing and storage sites," the IDF announced Tuesday in a statement. "The IDF...
  • Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

    11/12/2019 3:33:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2019 | Lorne Cook, Josef Federman
    The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said that “foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin.” The Luxembourg-based court said when products come from an Israeli settlement, their labeling must provide an “indication of that provenance” so that consumers can make “informed choices” when they shop. The EU has consistently spoken out against Israeli settlement...
  • Trump on UN Vote Condemning Israel: 'Things Will Be Different' After I Take Office

    12/23/2016 1:23:02 PM PST · by kevcol · 78 replies
    Newsmax and Twitter ^ | December 23, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    President-elect Donald Trump Friday slammed the United Nations Security Council's vote to condemn Israel for its settlements in the West Bank, pledging that "things will be different" after his inauguration next month. . . . Trump's tweet marked an unprecedented intervention by a president-elect in the diplomatic affairs of a sitting commander-in-chief — sparking widespread accusations that he was trying to undermine Obama's position.
  • Iran’s Rouhani unveils massive internal corruption allegations

    11/10/2019 9:41:51 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    J Post ^ | November 10, 2019 | Seth J. Frantzman
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani traveled to the city of Yazd on Sunday to deliver a speech about Iran’s economy, the oil sector and to express sympathy with earthquake victims. He also revealed massive allegations of corruption. In a rare rebuke, the president attacked the oil minister and demanded to know where $700 million in funds have gone, and slammed the judiciary and the Central Bank over a separate $2 billion corruption case. Rouhani began his speech with good news, arguing that since April, the economy of Iran has stabilized, despite difficult pressures from abroad – a reference to the US...
  • How Should the U.S. Respond to the Lebanon Protests?

    11/11/2019 5:28:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 11, 2019 | John Hajjar
    I returned to the U.S. from Lebanon less than one month before the October protests began in Beirut and started spreading throughout its cities and towns, shaking the foundations of a regime that spent 30 years mired in corruption and backing Hezb’allah. During my field trip to my ancestral land, mandated by the American Mideast Coalition for Democracy (AMCD), I met with students, politicians, journalists, former military, religious leaders and civil society activists. I also met with ordinary people in different places. The three major issues of discontent among all people I met were: Frustration with the economic and financial situation,...
  • ‘It’s So Easy to Live Here.’ Jewish Settlements Go Mainstream in Israel

    11/10/2019 8:15:36 PM PST · by karpov · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal, ^ | November 10, 2019 | Felicia Schwartz
    ARIEL, West Bank—When the Jewish settlers who founded this town scouted the land in 1978, they chose a rocky outcrop where Palestinian villagers warned nothing would grow. It was called the Mountain of Death. “They thought we were crazy,” said Dorith Nachman, 70 years old, recalling the reaction when she, her husband and other Jewish Israelis erected tents on the hillside. Ariel’s founders used to administer a psychological questionnaire to incoming families to ensure they could tough it out. It wasn’t just the natural environment that was harsh. By establishing Jewish communities on land Palestinians claim as their own, the...
  • An Israel boycott supporter railed about an Israeli wine being sold in Holland. Then it sold out.

    03/28/2019 6:00:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    JTA ^ | March 26, 2019 | Cnaan Liphshiz
    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — As a supporter of boycotting Israel, Mieke Zagt had no intention of marketing Israeli wine when she posted on Twitter a picture of the wine on sale at the Hema Dutch supermarket chain. But her tweet, meant to protest the sale, prompted Israel supporters here to mount a social media reaction so successful that the Israeli wines sold out at the Hema stores and the campaign became the No. 1 trending topic Tuesday on Dutch Twitter. The opening shot for the #tipvanMieke campaign was a tweet that Zagt, a scholar and Electronic Intifada contributor with fewer than...
  • Elizabeth Warren appears before a sparse crowd (dozens) at South Carolina environment forum...

    11/09/2019 1:17:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/09/19 | Ariel Zilber
    Elizabeth Warren may be surging in the polls, but you wouldn’t know it by the size of the crowd that heard her speak on Friday. The senator from Massachusetts spoke at a sparsely attended environmental forum in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on Friday. The auditorium where the event was held appeared as if it could hold hundreds of spectators, but there were no more than a few dozen who could be seen watching the event. **SNIP** Most of the Democratic candidates in the race skipped the event. When asked if it was wrong for the Democratic Party not to stage an...
  • UAE said readying to open doors to Israeli tourists, starting with 2020 Expo

    11/06/2019 9:11:55 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | November 6, 2019 | TOI staff
    The United Arab Emirates intends to allow Israeli tourists to freely visit the country and is engaged in high-level talks with Israeli authorities to put the policy into practice, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper reported Wednesday. Israelis will initially be allowed to enter the UAE so that they can attend the Expo 2020 world fair in Dubai, which will include an Israeli pavilion. However, Expo and UAE sources confirmed to the paper that the intention is to leave the door open to Israeli visitors even after the exhibition closes. Israel has no diplomatic ties with the UAE, though relations between...
  • Sanders blasts Apple for $2.5B investment to fight housing crisis

    11/06/2019 3:44:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/05/19 | Brittany De Lea
    Independent Vermont senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is not impressed by tech giant Apple’s efforts to increase the supply of affordable housing in California amid a growing crisis. In a statement on Monday evening, Sanders called out the Cupertino, California-based company out for trying to distract from a problem it helped create. “Apple's announcement that it is entering the real estate lending business is an effort to distract from the fact that it has helped create California's housing crisis – all while raking in $800 million of taxpayer subsidies, and keeping a quarter trillion dollars of profit offshore,...
  • Portland Trail Blazers No Longer Partnering with Military Contractor Who Supplies Israel

    10/11/2019 1:03:41 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Oct 2019 | DYLAN GWINN
    After a series of protests led by several radical anti-Israel organizations, the Portland Trail Blazers recently announced the termination of their relationship with an Oregon-based rifle scope manufacturer who supplies rifle optics to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). An assortment of various activist groups, many of which are affiliated with the anti-Israeli Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, have put pressure on the Blazers to end their relationship with Leupold & Stevens. According to Oregon Live: Members of the Portland Democratic Socialists of America, Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Land, Portland’s Resistance and Jewish Voice For Peace staged protests last...
  • Portland Trail Blazers Join Boycott Against Israel

    10/10/2019 6:35:08 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 63 replies
    WFB ^ | 10 Oct 2019 | Adam Kredo
    he Portland Trail Blazers announced that they have severed relations with a company that does business with Israel following a pressure campaign by activists tied to the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. As the NBA is facing outrage after the general manager of the Houston Rockets capitulated to censorship by the Chinese communist government, the Trail Blazers quietly severed ties with the manufacturer Leupold, which has a contract to produce accessories for the Israeli Defense Forces. Trail Blazers president and CEO Chris McGowan recently announced the decision to bow to pressure from BDS activists, telling a reporter for the...
  • US deal will trade off 'Jewish' Israel for 1967 lines -- report

    12/29/2013 5:12:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/29/13 | Elhanan Miller
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer Israeli and Palestinian negotiators a political trade-off: Israeli recognition of the 1967 lines as a basis for the future Palestinian state, in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, Palestinian sources told the Saudi daily Al-Watan on Sunday. According to the sources, the mutual recognition will constitute the core of a framework agreement to be signed by the end of January, and negotiated in greater detail during the following months. "The coming weeks will be difficult for the Palestinian and Israeli sides, since they will need...
  • Russia deactivates its S-400 batteries at the Khmeimim air base – and all Syria

    11/03/2019 12:43:03 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 38 replies
    Debka File ^ | Nov 3, 2019
    Russia’s advanced S-400 air defense batteries at the Khmeimim Air Base in Syria have been quietly “deactivated,” according to Russian military sources and publications. This has not been officially confirmed or denied. One source said that today, not a single S-400 is operational anywhere in Syria. Three months ago, DEBKAfile’s military sources cited the Syrian military as reporting that the Russian S-400s posted outside the important Syrian military compound at Masyaf in the west had been “deactivated” indicating the shutdown of their radar systems. Our sources note that, although Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense systems have been deployed in...
  • Jew-Hatred Ancient and Modern--Colonizing the Democratic Party.

    05/09/2019 4:49:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 8, 2019 | Bruce Thornton
    Recently the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives failed to censure Rep. Ilhan Omar for indulging anti-Semitic tropes like the “dual loyalties” slander. Not long after, the international edition of The New York Times published a vile cartoon caricaturing Israeli Prime Minister as a guide-dog leading a blind Donald Trump, another anti-Semitic lie about the Jews’ malign influence, one popular in Nazi propaganda of the Thirties. Jew-hatred on the left is becoming more prevalent and bolder, these days nourished by the progressive Democrats’ alliance with traditional Muslims, whose ancient Islamic doctrines have for 14 centuries made Jews the scapegoat of Islam’s ills....
  • Archaeologists Identify 'Lost' Jerusalem Street Built by Pontius Pilate... [tr]

    11/02/2019 11:04:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Live Science ^ | Sunday, October 20, 2019 | Owen Jarus
    Archaeologists have identified a grand street in Jerusalem that was built by Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judea who is famous for overseeing the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. The nearly 2,000-foot-long (600 meters) street would have connected the Siloam Pool -- a place where pilgrims could stop to bathe and get fresh water -- to the Temple Mount, the most holy place in Judaism. The street was likely used by ancient pilgrims on their way to worship at the Mount, the researchers said. Archaeological evidence for Pontius Pilate is limited and the discovery sheds a bit of light...
  • Fatah calls Israel a 'terrorist racist entity'

    11/02/2019 2:59:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/19 | Dalit Halevy
    The Fatah movement headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas emphasizes its continued adherence to the "national struggle" as a means to counter all the "colonialist" plans which they believe seek to undermine the existence of the "Palestinian people" and their cause. Such "colonialist" plans range from the Balfour Declaration to US President Donald Trump's peace plan. On the occasion of the approaching 102nd anniversary of the statement by former British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour in support of the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people, the Fatah movement called the Balfour Declaration a "historic crime" against humanity...
  • Russia nixed arms sales to Israel’s enemies at its request, PM’s adviser says

    11/02/2019 12:19:36 PM PDT · by rintintin · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Nov 2 2019 | TOI
    Russia acquiesced to Israeli requests and canceled certain arms sales to regimes that are antagonistic toward Israel, an adviser to the prime minister said this week, according to the Ynet news site. In return, he said, Israel canceled arms sales that irked the Russians, including to Ukraine.