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  • Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    12/15/2018 8:22:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2018
    Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but won’t move its embassy until there’s a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday. Morrison said in a speech that Australia would recognize east Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital only after a settlement has been reached on a two-state solution. The Australian Embassy won’t be moved from Tel Aviv until such a time, he said. While the embassy move is delayed, Morrison said his government would establish a defense and trade office in Jerusalem and would also start looking for an appropriate site...
  • Incoming Muslim Congresswomen Mock Pence’s Christian Faith

    12/13/2018 6:10:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2018 | 9:55 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    One of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress took a snide dig on Twitter at Vice President Pence for sitting with eyes closed during a heated Oval Office meeting, posting a photo with the caption, “Jesus take the wheel!” — and the other incoming Muslim congresswoman applauded the insult. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) tweet ended with the hashtag #BorderWall, a reference to the contentious issue discussed during President Trump’s meeting Tuesday with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) The second Muslim woman elected to the House, Palestinian-American Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib,...
  • With Friends Like Angela Merkel, Does Israel Need Enemies?

    12/12/2018 11:30:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 12, 2018 | P. David Hornik
    Last Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union Party voted down a motion to freeze funding for the Palestinian Authority until it stops its “pay to slay” imbursements to terrorists and their families. The motion stated that “with the payments, the PA knowingly and willingly supports terror against Israel and makes this a worthy financial business.” But Merkel’s party wasn’t moved. One day later, a Palestinian terror attack seriously wounded a pregnant woman. The baby, who was delivered in an emergency procedure, held out for a few days and died on Wednesday. In October during a visit to...
  • (France)...Four dead and up to 11 critically hurt in shooting at Strasbourg Christmas market

    12/11/2018 3:07:27 PM PST · by caww · 154 replies
    dailymail ^ | 11 December 2018 | TERRI-ANN WILLIAMS
    The local fire department for the French city confirmed the casualties early on Tuesday evening The area has been cordoned off and trams have stopped running in the popular tourist destination The gunman had previously been shot by a soldier near the Christmas market and then fled the scene It is not yet clear if the market was a target of the attack or if there was any links to terrorism The Strasbourg-based European Parliament was on lockdown after reports of the shooting emerged Police have said they know the identity of the suspected gunman
  • Khashoggi's final words: I can't breathe [per CNN source]

    12/09/2018 7:33:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    INN ^ | 12/10/18 04:33 | Ben Ariel
    “I can’t breathe” were the final words uttered by Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, a source briefed on the investigation into his killing told CNN on Sunday. The source, who has read a translated transcript of an audio recording of Khashoggi’s painful last moments, said it was clear that the killing on October 2 was no botched rendition attempt, but the execution of a premeditated plan to murder the journalist. During the course of the gruesome scene, the source describes Khashoggi struggling against a group...
  • France and Germany tell EU states ‘to take refugees or pay’

    12/07/2018 7:51:11 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 7 December 2018 | none stated
    A new German-Franco document that was presented on Thursday, states that EU countries that refuse to take refugees should pay to escape their responsibility, Reuters reports.The measure is seen as a form of “alternative solidarity” in which EU member states pay into the EU’s budget for developmental projects in Africa.The document aims to prevent renewed conflicts over taking migrants. By paying off their responsibility to take migrants, EU rows with countries that don’t want to take migrants or refugees could be prevented. Among other things, the document does say that a situation should be avoided in which all countries prefer...
  • U.S. fails to win enough support at U.N. to condemn Hamas

    12/06/2018 7:17:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | December 6, 2018 6:47 PM | Michelle Nichols
    A U.S. attempt to get the United Nations to condemn violence by Palestinian militant group Hamas for the first time failed on Thursday because the draft resolution fell short of votes needed in the General Assembly. The resolution required two-thirds support and while Assembly resolutions are non-binding, they can carry political weight. The U.S. text received 87 votes in favor, 58 against, 32 abstentions and 16 countries did not vote. In an earlier procedural move requested by Kuwait, the 193-member body narrowly voted to require two-thirds support and not a simple majority for adoption of the draft resolution. Outgoing U.S....
  • Street by Saudi US embassy could be renamed 'Jamal Khashoggi Way'

    12/01/2018 11:01:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Local officials in a Washington neighborhood have voted to rename a street outside Saudi Arabia’s embassy in honor of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. If approved by the city council, the advisory commission’s measure means a stretch of road going past the expansive embassy building in the upscale Foggy Bottom neighborhood would be ceremonially renamed “Jamal Khashoggi Way.” Khashoggi, a US resident, was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. […] According to CNN, the idea to change the street’s name started about a month ago following an online petition. …
  • Hamas seeks assistance from the UN

    11/28/2018 10:45:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 11/29/18 06:43 | Elad Benari
    Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the political bureau of the Hamas terrorist organization, on Wednesday night wrote a letter to the United Nations General Assembly president, Maria Fernanda Spinosa, in response to the US and Israel’s efforts against Hamas in the UN. The United States has been leading a push at the United Nations to win backing from European countries for a resolution condemning Hamas. The General Assembly is expected to vote in the coming days on the proposed resolution, which will condemn rocket firings into Israel and demand that Hamas end its use of violence. […] Israel’s Ambassador to...
  • Retired Gen. McChrystal: Trump's attacks on military service members are 'disturbing'

    11/28/2018 9:21:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 28, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Wednesday denounced President Trump's attacks on military service members, including the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and retired Adm. William McRaven, who oversaw the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. "His discussions on Bill McRaven, as well as his previous discussions on John McCain and others have been something that’s deeply disturbing to a lot of thoughtful people,” McChrystal said on ABC's Powerhouse Politics podcast. “The fact that he would take on people in this vitriolic manner, I think is pretty upsetting to people." "And the fact that he would be dismissive of the kinds...
  • WOW: Money Raised After Pittsburgh Shooting Went To An Islamic Center With Terror Ties

    11/27/2018 2:55:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27 2018 | Matt Vespa
    In late October, Robert Gregory Bowers, a vicious anti-Semite, walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and shot and killed 11 people. Several people were injured, four of which were police officers. It was tragic—but of course, everyone blamed President Trump for reasons only morons understand. There were protests when he visited the site. Everyone was creating controversy when there needed to be none. But now, we have another controversy that could be brewing that isn’t related to Trump. It centers on anti-Semite Linda Sarsour. The anti-Israel activist seems to have been exposed for cheating the Tree of...
  • Hate Crime: Driver Targets Jews In Hancock Park

    11/26/2018 6:23:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    cbs2la ^ | November 25, 2018 at 6:06 pm
    Security video from Friday night shows the driver making a hard U-turn. A second security video shows the driver reversing and trying to hit them again. A home security camera caught the same car plowing through a stop sign just moments later. A witness snapped a photo of a Koran on his dashboard, and although no one says the driver — Mohammed Mohammed — verbalized his own religion, folks in this community say targeting someone else for their religion is always a hate crime. “I think this is just a much more violent, scary world than we all though it...
  • Soros foundation to close in Turkey after attack by Erdogan

    11/26/2018 6:23:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018 7:58 AM | Gulsen Solaker, Ali Kucukgocmen and Ece Toksabay
    George Soros’s Open Society Foundation said on Monday it would cease operations in Turkey, days after President Tayyip Erdogan accused the billionaire philanthropist of trying to divide and destroy nations. The foundation said it had been the target of “baseless claims” in the Turkish media, which made it impossible for it to continue its work. It also faced an investigation by the Interior Ministry which sought to demonstrate a link, which it denied, between the foundation and protests at Istanbul’s Gezi Park in 2013. One of its founders in Turkey, Hakan Altinay, was among 13 people detained 10 days ago....
  • Home 'most dangerous place' for women, UN study shows

    11/25/2018 9:18:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    More than half the women who were murdered worldwide last year were killed by their partners or family members, making home “the most dangerous place for a woman,” a new UN study said Sunday. In statistics released on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime calculated that of a total 87,000 female homicide cases worldwide in 2017, some 50,000 — or 58 percent -– were committed by the victims’ intimate partners or family members. Around 30,000, or 34 percent, were committed by intimate partners alone. “This amounts to some...
  • Tens of thousands in India demand rebuilding of Hindu temple [on former mosque site]

    11/25/2018 5:53:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 25, 2018 | Biswajeet Banerjee
    Tens of thousands of Hindus gathered in northern India on Sunday renewing calls to build a Hindu temple on a site where a 16th century mosque was attacked and demolished by Hindu hard-liners in 1992, sparking deadly Hindu-Muslim violence. […] Security was stepped up for the rally, with thousands of police and paramilitary forces deployed in and around Ayodhya, a town 550 kilometers (350 miles) east of New Delhi, to prevent any attacks on Muslims, who comprise 6 percent of the town’s more than 55,500 people. The gathering brought Hindu holy men and activists to the town where the Hindu...
  • Putin says Russian Orthodoxy is 'Closer to Islam Than Catholicism' (Flashback)

    11/24/2018 11:41:01 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    RISU Religion ^ | 17th December 2010
    During his conversation with the Russian people today, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin cited with approval the conclusion of “certain theoreticians who say that Orthodox Christianity is much closer to Islam than Catholicism is,” something that he suggests should be the basis for restoring national concord. In his responses to questions, Putin stressed that “Caucasians must not be afraid to live in Moscow or Russians to live in the North Caucasus.” Instead, he continued, “all citizens of Russia of whatever faith or nationality must recognize that we have a single common Motherland." The simplification of Huntington’s ideas in the intervening years...
  • UN threatens Israel

    11/24/2018 10:23:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 11/23/18 04:07 | Ben Ariel
    Four representatives of the UN Human Rights Council are demanding clarifications from the Israeli government regarding the Nationality Law and the damage which, they claim, it is causing to the Arab minority in Israel. The representatives are demanding that the clarifications be received within 60 days, and have threatened to initiate a condemnation of Israel that will be put to a vote in the Human Rights Council. The Nationality Law, which was approved by the Knesset several months ago, states that Israel is the Jewish people’s nation state and establishes as law Israel’s flag, symbols, the Hebrew language, and various...
  • Religious freedom at risk in one of five countries: report

    11/22/2018 6:03:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Religious freedom is under threat in one of every five nations around the globe, in part because of an increase in “aggressive ultranationalism”, a Catholic NGO said in a report Thursday. Aid to the Church in Need found incidents of religious persecution in 21 countries in the two years to June 2018, including Niger, Myanmar, India and China. Acts of discrimination were reported in 17 other countries such as Algeria, Turkey and Russia, it said. It was the 14th edition of the aid group’s report covering all religions in 196 countries, carried out every two years with the assistance of...
  • Hillary Clinton: Europe must curb immigration to stop rightwing populists

    11/22/2018 9:04:32 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 11/22/2018 | Patrick Wintour
    Europe must get a handle on immigration to combat a growing threat from rightwing populists, Hillary Clinton has said, calling on the continent’s leaders to send out a stronger signal showing they are “not going to be able to continue provide refuge and support”. In an interview with the Guardian, the former Democratic presidential candidate praised the generosity shown by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, but suggested immigration was inflaming voters and contributed to the election of Donald Trump and Britain’s vote to leave the EU. “I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what...
  • ICC prosecutor ordered to reexamine Gaza flotilla incident — for the third time

    11/22/2018 8:18:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 22, 2018 3:56 PM | Raphael Ahren
    Judges at the International Criminal Court have ordered the court’s chief prosecutor to reopen for the third time her probe into the May 2010 flotilla incident, during which Israeli commandos killed 10 Turkish citizens aboard a naval vessel that was aiming to break the Gaza blockade. Israel has reacted scornfully to the pre-trial chambers’s decision last week to require Fatou Bensouda to reconsider a case that she had repeatedly sought to close due to lack of gravity. One official in Jerusalem said that the court was wasting its limited resources on a frivolous suit in a manner that reflected poorly...