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  • Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu Is a Peacemaker—and Don't Think the Left Will Mention It

    06/29/2020 8:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/29/2019 | P. David Hornik
    In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, released by Oman News Agency, Oman's Sultan Qaboos, left, receives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Muscat, Oman. (Oman News Agency via AP, File) The “last decade,” notes James Sinkinson in a perceptive article, has seen a “sea change” in Israel’s ties with “key Arab states.” And that last decade is also the one in which Benjamin Netanyahu (again, after a stint in the 1990s) has been Israel’s prime minister — specifically since March 2009.True, conditions for enhanced Arab-Israeli ties have been propitious — particularly the behavior of regional bully Iran, a...
  • 'First tartan' on Roman statue

    02/10/2013 9:10:38 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 3, 2012 | unattributed
    Remnants of a Roman statue in North Africa could be the "first-ever depiction of tartan", according to a BBC Scotland documentary. A piece of a bronze statue of the Emperor Caracalla contains the small figure of a Caledonian warrior wearing what appears to be tartan trews. The third century Roman emperor Caracalla styled himself as the conqueror of the Caledonians. A statue marking his achievements stood in the Moroccan city of Volubilis. It stood above a great archway in the ancient city, which lay in the south west of the Roman empire, 1,500 miles from Caledonia -- modern day Scotland....
  • Spanish police and FBI foil suspected radical Islamic terror plot to attack Barcelona

    05/08/2020 9:32:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07 2020 | Graham Keeley
    MADRID - The FBI and the Spanish police arrested a “lone wolf” radical Islamist suspect on Friday who was believed to be planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Barcelona. The Moroccan man, who was not named, was detained in the Mediterranean city in a dawn raid by armed police after a surveillance operation. The Spanish Civil Guard, who also worked on the operation with Moroccan intelligence officers, said the man had become a “profoundly radicalized” Islamic State follower who was looking for targets during Spain's strict coronavirus lockdown.
  • Britons fear being stranded by Morocco coronavirus travel ban

    03/18/2020 9:24:46 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/18/20 | Lisa O'Carroll
    Thousands of British holidaymakers fear being stranded in Morocco after the country imposed a travel ban to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The Moroccan tourist board said it had authorised 100 “rescue” flights, but Britons told of chaos at Marrakech and Agadir airports caused by a lack of information from airlines and the Foreign Office struggling to cope with the scale of repatriation. The British ambassador in Rabat, Thomas Reilly, has been scrambling to try to help those stranded, and some described his efforts as “nothing short of incredible”, but others said the support on offer was...
  • I have a trip booked to Marakech, Morocco within 3 weeks and I am thinking of cancelling.

    03/02/2020 11:36:51 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 84 replies
    3/2/20 | Dallasbiff
    I booked this trip to Marakech 6 months ago, since it would fulfill my bucket list of visiting every populated continent. There is no way I am going to Antartica.
  • Phoenician ship completes Atlantic voyage [crew is pretty old now]

    02/08/2020 10:08:12 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 71 replies
    Lyme Regis ^ | February 7th, 2020 | Francesca Evans
    The replica of a wooden Phoenician ship, which visited Lyme Regis last year, has completed its 6,000 mile voyage across the Atlantic. The Phoenicia visited Lyme Regis last July before setting out on its voyage from the old port of Carthage, Tunisia, in September. It called in at Cadiz (Spain), Essaouira (Morocco), Tenerife (Canary Islands) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) before arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club on Thursday, February 4... The ship's trans-Atlantic voyage was part of the Phoenicians Before Columbus Expedition, designed, with the help of the US-based Phoenician International Research Center, to...
  • Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk

    08/17/2010 2:29:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/17/2010
    The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments aided the U.S. in holding and questioning suspected terrorists. The two videotapes and one audiotape are believed to be the only remaining recordings made within the clandestine prison system. The tapes depict Binalshibh’s interrogation sessions at a Moroccan-run facility the CIA used near Rabat in 2002, several current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the recordings remain a closely...
  • The New White Man’s Burden (migrants from Africa to Europe)

    12/10/2019 6:31:38 AM PST · by karpov · 18 replies
    Quillette ^ | December 5, 2019 | Rumy Hasan
    In recent years, we have seen graphic and disturbing scenes of migrants attempting to cross into Europe as they flee the developing world. Especially poignant are the pictures of young, sub-Saharan African men scaling the barrier fences that surround the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla in Morocco: Leaving aside whether Spain should return these enclaves to Morocco, the determination of migrants bound for Europe is striking. They have illegally entered Morocco and, from there, are allowed to enter another country illegally—almost certainly with the tacit approval of the Moroccan authorities. Also striking is the sight of the young men...
  • State Department Employee Arrested and Charged With Concealing Extensive Contacts With

    03/31/2017 8:51:38 PM PDT · by PA Engineer · 101 replies
    Department of Justice (DOJ) ^ | March 29, 2017 | Office of Public Affairs
    State Department Employee Arrested and Charged With Concealing Extensive Contacts With Foreign Agents A federal complaint was unsealed today charging Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, of Washington, D.C., and an employee of the U.S. Department of State, with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents. The charges were announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary B. McCord for National Security, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips of the District of Columbia and Assistant Director in Charge Andrew W....
  • Pregnant Feminists Plan to Kill Their Unborn Babies to Protest Illegal Abortions in Morocco

    09/26/2019 1:49:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | SEPT. 26, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Moroccan abortion activists are aborting their unborn babies illegally in protest of laws that protect their children’s lives. On Tuesday, the French newspaper “Le Monde” published a declaration from pro-abortion feminists who promised to keep breaking “unfair and obsolete” abortion laws until the country legalizes abortion, according to the Independent. “We are having sex outside wedlock. We are … being complicit of abortion,” the declaration reads. More than 7,000 people have signed so far, including men, the report states. Morocco prohibits abortions except when the mother’s life is at risk. It also bans sex outside of marriage. But abortion activists...
  • Belgian teenage volunteers forced to flee Morocco .... for wearing shorts

    08/10/2019 11:10:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 54 replies
    Belgian teenage volunteers forced to flee Morocco after teacher threatens to cut off their heads for wearing shorts AUGUST 10, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM A group Belgian teenage girls are returning home from volunteer work for a charity in Morocco after a local school teacher allegedly threatened to behead them, for wearing shorts. Images of the girls at a construction site in Morocco appeared on social media and prompted the beheading threat and criticism from a Moroccan politician. What kind of parents would allow their teenage daughters to do volunteer work in a dangerous Muslim country? The incident comes less than...
  • Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal (And a lot more!)

    07/26/2019 5:47:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-26-2019 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Friday lashed out at Democrats over their ongoing investigations into his administration, suggesting there should instead be probes into former President Obama's book deal and other activities under his predecessor. "They want to investigate, they want to go fishing and I watched Bob Mueller and they have nothing," Trump said of Democrats during an Oval Office gathering to announce an agreement with Guatemala. "It’s a disgrace," he continued. "We want to find out what happened the last Democrat president. Let’s look into Obama the way they’ve looked into me. From day one they’ve looked into everything we’ve...
  • Morocco adopts law confirming Berber as official language

    06/13/2019 10:12:47 PM PDT · by Cronos · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 11 june 2019 | AFP
    <p>Moroccan lawmakers have unanimously approved a bill that confirms the Berber language’s official status, eight years after it was preliminarily recognized in a new constitution.</p> <p>The new law is designed to cement use of Berber – alongside Arabic – by government administration, local authorities, public services, schools and in cultural life.</p>
  • Researchers scan the brains of Moroccan jihadist supporters in Spain to study radicalization

    06/12/2019 1:15:42 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 19 replies
    Yabiladies ^ | 06/12/2019 | Yabiladies
    To know how radicals think, a group of researchers scanned the brains of Spanish men of Moroccan origin in Barcelona. The survey concluded that violent extremism may be linked to social exclusion. To know how radicals' brains function, a group of researchers conducted a series of brain tests on a number of men of Moroccan origin in Barcelona, Spain. Conducted by multi-disciplinary research institution Artis International and entitled «The Neuroscience of Terrorism : How we convinced a group of radicals to let us scan their brains», the survey concluded that violent extremism is a «social phenomenon» that is mainly related...
  • In a first, India votes in favour of Israel at UN against Palestine human rights body

    06/11/2019 4:18:53 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    the ^ | 11 june 2019 | Nayanima Basu
    In an unprecedented move last week, India voted in support of Israel at the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to deny observer status to a Palestinian human rights organisation named ‘Shahed’. This is the first time India has taken a step back from its decades-old position on the two-state theory under which New Delhi sees both Israel and Palestine as separate and independent countries, seeking to bring peace in West Asia.The vote, which took place on 6 June at the UN, saw countries such as US, France, Germany, India, Japan, UK, South Korea and Canada polling in favour of...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/31-Saturday 6/1/2019 Newsdump Edition

    06/01/2019 2:50:39 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/31/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The government of French President Emmanuel Macron is appealing the decision to stop the removal of food and water from quadriplegic hospital patient Vincent Lambert..... In Missouri a judge allowing the states last abortion clinic to remain open while a request for a permanent injunction is considered..... 12 are dead and the shooter killed by police in Virginia Beach, Virginia.... Mohamed Hichem M is the name of the suspect in last Friday's parcel bombing in Lyon, France...... In Morocco Abdessamad Ejjoud is one of three men who pledge allegiance to the Islamic State and is one of 24 men accused...
  • Origins of Domestic Horse Revealed

    07/16/2002 7:03:04 PM PDT · by jimtorr · 12 replies · 357+ views
    BBC News ^ | 16 July 2002 | Helen Briggs
    The story of how wild horses were tamed by ancient people has been pieced together by gene hunters. DNA evidence shows modern horses are descended from not one but several wild populations. It suggests horses were domesticated - for meat, milk or to carry loads - in more than one place. As few as 77 wild mares passed on their genes to today's modern horse breeds, from the American mustang to the Shetland pony. "We see traces of original wild populations of horses that have been incorporated into the domestic horses of today," says co-researcher Dr Peter Forster of the...
  • Spanish jihadi cell funded through Danish tax fraud on chicken, cheese and chocolate

    05/09/2019 9:37:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 8 May 2019 09:00 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    A Spanish jihadist cell funded itself through tax fraud on chicken, cheese and chocolate sold in Denmark, according to an investigation published Tuesday led by non-profit European newsroom Correctiv. The cell had raised at least €8 million ($9 million) through the scheme since 2005 and spent it sending 24 Moroccans and two Spaniards to Syria, Mali and Libya to fight for the Islamic State group, said online newspaper El Confidencial, a Correctiv member. […] Through contacts with jihadists in Denmark, the group formed ties with 42 mainly Danish firms and managed to put its members or supporters in senior compnay...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 4/21-Monday 4/22/2019

    04/22/2019 4:03:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/21/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Eight churches and hotels were targets of bombing attacks in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday with 290 reported dead and about 500 wounded. The acts of terrorism involved suicide bombers.... A report published on "Israel National News" says that 24 were hurt in Munich when a man shouting "Allahu Akhbar" entered a church.... The election results in Ukraine confirm the exit polls showing a landslide victory for Volodymyr Zelensky, actor and comedian.... The leader of Turkey's political opposition attacked at a soldiers funeral.... The FBI has arrested a man said to be part of militia group that was detaining people who...
  • Mary Rose crew 'was from Mediterranean and North Africa'

    04/06/2019 9:01:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | March 16, 2019 | unattributed
    "Having studied the skull of one of the men who went down with the Mary Rose, we found the bone structure was consistent with someone who had North African features, and DNA evidence seems to back this up," he said. "Today, with a much more mobile world population, it would have been harder to isolate, but in the 16th Century it's easier to pinpoint facial characteristics to a specific location. "Henry, as we've named him, had a broad nose bridge and wide cheek bones which are far more similar to skeletons found in Morocco or Algeria than those of the...