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  • Trump’s Mideast team to push peace plan in region....

    06/13/2018 8:37:49 AM PDT · by caww · 4 replies
    apnews ^ | 6/13/2018 | By MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump’s Mideast negotiating team will visit the region 'next week' as it finalizes its as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and will hold talks on deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip. The trip comes as officials say the Trump administration is near completion of the plan with an eye on a possible release this summer. The National Security Council said Wednesday that senior adviser Jared Kushner and special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt would travel to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. It said they would discuss “the next stages of the...
  • Hundreds killed as Saudi coalition closes in on rebel enclave

    06/11/2018 11:57:17 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/11/18
    Heavy fighting in Yemen between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more than 600 people on both sides in recent days, security officials said Monday. A charity said meanwhile that an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition had destroyed a new cholera clinic in the country's north. Government forces, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, have been advancing along the western coast in recent weeks as they battle the Iran-allied rebels, known as Houthis. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. Witnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals,...
  • Iran finally admits to facilitating 9/11 terror attacks

    06/09/2018 9:33:13 PM PDT · by TBP · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 9, 2018 | Chris Enloe
    For the first time in public history, Iranian officials admit to facilitating the 9/11 terrorist attacks by aiding Al Qaeda operatives traveling to the United States to carry out the attacks. Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in the Iran’s judiciary, admitted in an interview broadcasted on Iranian state TV on May 30 that Iranian intelligence officials facilitated the terrorists’ travel to the U.S. “Our government agreed not to stamp the passports of some of them because they were on transit flights for two hours, and they were resuming their flights without having their passports stamped. However their movements were...
  • Iran Admits To Facilitating 9/11 Terror Attacks

    06/09/2018 12:17:01 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 49 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 8, 2018 6:03 pm | Adam Kredo
    Iranian officials, in a first, have admitted to facilitating the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. by secretly aiding the free travel of al Qaeda operatives who eventually went on to fly commercial airliners into the Twin Towers in New York City, according to new remarks from a senior Iranian official. Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in the Iran's judiciary, disclosed in Farsi-language remarks broadcast on Iran's state-controlled television that Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic, according to an English translation published by Al Arabiya....
  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Goes After the Bin Ladens

    06/05/2018 10:12:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jun 05, 2018 | Zvi Bar'el
    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Goes After the Bin Ladens The kingdom’s business leaders apparently realize they’d better work with Mohammed bin Salman lest they lose the rest of their whittled-down holdings Zvi Bar'el Jun 05, 2018 12:31 PM Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman isn’t about to rest on his laurels. First he reached accords with several dozen of Saudi Arabia’s richest men, including ministers and family members. They were arrested in November and held until they agreed to part with significant chunks of their wealth, which freed them from their luxurious captivity in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton. And now the...
  • Oil Kingdom In Crisis: Saudi Royal Family Rift Turns Violent

    06/04/2018 10:45:47 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-04-2018 | Copley
    Saudi Arabia has plunged its immediate region into major strategic uncertainty. What can only be described as a serious outbreak of shooting in the Royal Palace in Riyadh on April 21, 2018, was the catalyst for events which could determine the fate of the Crown, the Kingdom, and the regional competition, particularly with Iran, for influence. By June 1, 2018, however, the crisis seemed to be subsiding. The delicacy of the situation posed serious questions for Russia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and the US, in particular, in shaping their strategies, given that it raised serious questions over energy...
  • Saudi Arabia warns of military action if Qatar gets Russian missiles: Report

    06/03/2018 11:06:06 AM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    PARIS: Saudi Arabia has threatened military action against Qatar if it goes ahead and acquires Russia's top of the range S-400 air defence missile system, Le Monde daily reported. Citing information it had obtained, Le Monde said Friday that Riyadh had written to French President Emmanuel Macron asking him to intervene to prevent the deal going ahead and to help preserve regional stability. There was no immediate official reaction from the president's office or the French foreign ministry to the report. Saudi Arabia, backed by other regional powers including Bahrain and the Unite Arab Emirates, broke off relations with Qatar...
  • A PRECIOUS TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    05/28/2018 12:40:00 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    A precious tool in my hand is the one I am able to wield to build and construct My Temple in each and every child I have given life to. So be the trowel of My hand laying the mortar of Unity my children for I AM building My Temple in others as I have built My temple in you . . . 1 Peter 2:1-10 2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in...
  • Turkey moves gold to Switzerland – local news

    05/27/2018 2:02:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    Ahval (Events) ^ | May 24 2018 | none stated
    A Swiss news site has said that the Turkish treasury has moved 19 tons of gold to Switzerland from the United States in an attempt to dodge potential sanctions. BZ Basel said the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, which is officially extraterritorial, with not even Swiss police being able to enter, had taken the shipment from Fort Knox. The news site speculated that one reason for Turkey removing the reserves from the United States could be fear over possible economic sanctions on the country’s state owned bank Halkbank, which faces a likely fine following revelations that it allowed Iran to...
  • Saudi Arabia widens crackdown on women's rights activists

    05/23/2018 5:57:12 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 52 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/23/2018 | BBC
    Saudi Arabia has reportedly arrested three more women's rights activists in a crackdown launched just weeks before a ban on women driving will be lifted. Human rights groups said at least 10 people, most of them women who had long campaigned for the right to drive, had now been detained since last week. Officials have said they are suspected of "suspicious contact with foreign parties" and "undermining "stability". Other activists have said the crackdown is "unprecedented" and "shocking".......
  • Israel condemns PLO lies as Trump contemplates PLO demise

    05/21/2018 8:13:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/18 | David Singer
    These PLO lies should have been shredded decades ago. They have proved to be the greatest obstacle to peace between Israel and the PLO The historic opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem has provided opportunities for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to totally discredit the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and President Trump to review the PLO as a suitable Arab interlocutor to negotiate with Israel on ending the Jewish-Arab conflict. Addressing the large gathering of American dignitaries and Israeli public figures – Netanyahu declared:
  • Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election

    05/19/2018 12:13:17 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 46 replies
    WASHINGTON — Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor with a controversial past in the Middle East as a private security contractor. The meeting was convened primarily to offer help to the Trump team, and it forged relationships between the men and Trump insiders that would develop over the coming months — past the election and well into President Trump’s...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz to attend U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem

    05/13/2018 9:57:00 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 105 replies
    Dallas News ^ | May 12, 2018 | Katie Leslie
    WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is among a handful of Republican senators expected to attend the controversial opening of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, his office has confirmed. The trip comes roughly five months after President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. Cruz, who has long called for such a move, praised the decision as “courageous and heroic.” But many Arab and European leaders slammed Trump for upending a decades-old foreign policy in which U.S. presidents declined to weigh in...
  • Bahrain Sides With Israel Against Iran (This Arab Country Does Not Even Recognize Israel)

    05/11/2018 9:53:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/11/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    Iran launched dozens of rockets at Israel yesterday, causing little damage thanks to Israel's missile defense system. In retaliation, Israel targeted Iran's ability to operate in Syria. While this military confrontation is huge news, a Twitter message from an Arab diplomat may prove comparably important.On Thursday, Bahrain diplomat Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa declared that the state of Israel has a right to defend itself against the Islamic Republic of Iran. "As long as Iran has breached the status quo in the region and has evacuated its troops and missiles, any state in the region, including Israel, is entitled...
  • Bahraini official issues rare defense of Israel’s right to defend itself

    05/11/2018 4:59:28 AM PDT · by Freeport · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 11, 2018 | JTA
    WASHINGTON — The Bahraini foreign minister said Israel had a right to defend itself from Iran. The message on Twitter Thursday, a day after Israel once again struck targets in Syria believed to house Iranian materiel and personnel, was unusual for an Arab leader in its blunt defense of Israel. Bahrain is one of a number of Gulf states that have in recent decades moderated their views on Israel and allowed Israelis to visit and do business, but expressions of unadorned support for Israeli military action are exceptional if not unprecedented. “As long as Iran has breached the status quo...
  • ‘Israel Is Entitled to Defend Itself’: Bahrain Foreign Minister’s

    05/10/2018 5:40:38 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Dramatic Break With Arab Precedent Follows Iranian Missile Assault Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa (far right) with fellow Arab foreign ministers in Cairo in July 2017. Photo: Reuters / Khaled Elfiqi. The foreign minister of Bahrain on Thursday issued an unusually forthright defense of Israel’s sovereign right to defend itself, hours after Iranian forces in Syria aimed a barrage of missiles at the Jewish state, inviting a wave of Israeli air strikes in response. “As long as Iran has breached the status quo in the region and invaded countries with its forces and missiles, any state in the...
  • List of Countries Who Support Breaking the Iran Nuclear Deal?

    05/12/2018 12:46:22 PM PDT · by E-Mat · 35 replies
    Where is there a list of the countries who support breaking Obama's nuclear deal? MSM gives us plenty of examples of international politicians who oppose breaking the deal.
  • Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen fire missiles at Saudi capital

    05/09/2018 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | May 9, 2018 / 3:39 AM / Updated 2 hours ago | Sarah Dadouch, Noah Browning
    RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it fired a salvo of ballistic missiles at the Saudi capital on Wednesday - an attack Saudi authorities said they intercepted in the skies over the city. The assault comes a day after Saudi Arabia’s top ally the United States pulled out of an international deal with Iran over its disputed nuclear program and could signal an uptick in tensions between regional rivals Riyadh and Tehran. The Houthis said the missiles were launched at economic targets in Riyadh, the group’s al-Masirah TV reported. At least four blasts were heard in the city...
  • Saudi Crown Prince already spearheading significant change in Saudi Arabia

    05/06/2018 2:11:13 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 05/06/2018 | Leslie Eastman
    Late last week, reports began to surface that Saudi Arabia has made a deal with the Vatican to construct churches for Christian worshippers. Sadly, that appears to have been #FakeNews. The Vatican has denied making a deal with Saudi Arabia to build churches for Christian worshippers in the Arab country. However, it does appear real news from the desert kingdom shows signs that it is moving to modernize. Perhaps the most dramatic of these is that Saudi women are learning to drive motorcycles. The Crown Prince is also strengthening ties with a key regional power: Egypt. A recent bilateral economic...
  • Saudi Arabia 'agrees deal with Vatican to build churches ...

    05/04/2018 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 May 2018 | Tim Stickings
    Saudi Arabia has agreed a deal with the Vatican to build churches for Christian worshippers in the Arab country, it is claimed by Middle Eastern media. If confirmed, the supposed agreement between Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa of the Muslim World League would mark a historic first in Saudi history. The cardinal has visited Saudi Arabia this year and met the royal family, urging the Muslim country to treat its citizens equally.