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  • Kerry heading to Switzerland with Zarif, as Netanyahu goes to Washington (less than 48 hours in DC)

    02/26/2015 3:55:45 PM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/27/2015 00:44 | By MICHAEL WILNER, HERB KEINON
    PM will leave Israel Sunday at around noon, and be in Washington for less than 48 hours before flying back Tuesday afternoon. Netanyahu’s public schedule this time will be very sparse, with just three events – a Monday morning speech to AIPAC, Tuesday morning’s address to a joint session of Congress, and following that speech, a meeting with bipartisan leadership of both the Senate and the House. This meeting was initiated by Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Senate Minority leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada). He will fly back to Israel shortly after delivering that meeting. While the speech to...
  • Insult and Injury: Obama Sends Susan Rice, Samantha Power to AIPAC (Bibi to address Monday)

    02/26/2015 3:03:30 PM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Feb 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama is sending National Security Advisor Susan Rice and UN Ambassador Samantha Power–widely seen as among the most anti-Israel members of his administration–to address a prominent pro-Israel gathering next week. The move is described by the Associated Press as an effort to mend fences after the administration had withheld speakers from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference. In reality, it is a further slap in the face. Rice caused an uproar earlier this week when she told interviewer Charlie Rose that the forthcoming speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a special joint session...
  • Netanyahu to meet Democratic, Republican Senate leaders in Washington (travel Sunday, AIPAC Monday)

    02/26/2015 12:59:47 PM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 26, 2015 | 9:30 PM
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to meet with the Democratic and Republican Senate leaders during his trip to Washington, a senior Israeli official said Thursday. The closed-door meeting will be held amid escalating tensions between the two parties and a crisis in the ties between the White House and the Prime Minister's Office over Netanyahu's upcoming Congress speech. The official's remarks were made shortly after AIPAC announced that President Barack Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice and UN Ambassador Samantha Power will address the organization's conference next week. According to the senior official, Netanyahu accepted the invitation extended by...
  • Rumsfeld: I'm amazed at the administration's rudeness

    02/26/2015 10:14:57 AM PST · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Thursday February 26, 2015 | Boaz Bismuth
    Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tells Israel Hayom that the American administration's negative focus on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming visit is an "unfortunate distraction" from the important issue -- the Iranian threat. Less than a week before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress, former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tells Israel Hayom that the focus on Netanyahu's visit rather than on his message is an "unfortunate distraction" from the important issue -- the Iranian threat. "I find it stunning to see the comments out of the White House on this issue,"...
  • Boehner defends Netanyahu speech to Congress (again)

    02/26/2015 10:10:23 AM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:48pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday strongly challenged the assertion that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress about nuclear negotiations with Iran would be destructive to U.S.-Israeli relations. "The president's national security advisor says it's destructive for the prime minister of Israel to address the United States Congress. I couldn't disagree more," Boehner said at his weekly news conference. "The American people and both parties in Congress have always stood with Israel and nothing, and no one, could get in the way," Boehner said. Netanyahu is due to join Winston Churchill on March 3...
  • Op-Ed: No, We Can’t, V15 (team Obama running "hope and change" commercials in Israel)

    02/26/2015 8:30:40 AM PST · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:04 AM | Judith Bergman
    Featuring mostly young people in grungy outfits, looking terribly afflicted by Waiting for Change and pictured doing an awful lot of printing, painting and gluing of V15 campaign posters to the sound of a catchy soundtrack, the political campaign video for V15 has about as much depth as a Calvin Klein commercial. In a seductive tone the male voice over tells us that they (Bibi Netanyahu) are trying to scare us (the voters) but in reality, they are afraid of us. The reason, we are told, that they are afraid of us, is that we are the Change and if...
  • Herzog: PM's Congress speech will cause 'strategic damage' to US ties (only 5 days until speech)

    02/26/2015 8:23:16 AM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | Itay Blumenthal
    Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to cancel his planned speech to Congress on March 3, saying it will cause "strategic damage" to Israel's ties with the United States. "I call on Netanyahu again: Stop. Enough, Bibi, enough. You aren't going. Don't go. You will cause strategic damage to Israel's standing and to the relationship with the United States," Herzog said at a press conference, referring to Netanyahu by his nickname. Herzog also condemned Netanyahu's decision not to meet with Senate Democrats when he goes to Washington next week, saying the prime minister is...
  • Matthews: Netanyahu Started ‘Crapstorm,’ Should Apologize (MSNBC host loses it big time)

    02/26/2015 8:16:37 AM PST · by Dave346 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Matthews said, “Let me finish tonight with this crapstorm that has Netanyahu has started. All the Prime Minister had to do to avoid all this fighting with Washington was to speak out. That’s what he could have done, speak out the second he heard that the invitation for him to address the US Congress was issued without the knowledge of the American President. All he had to do was say ‘I will only come if this invitation is bipartisan, and certainly only if the President of the United States has approved it.’ All he had to do was that just...
  • Senior Israeli Minister Responds to Kerry’s Criticism of Netanyahu: ‘He Might Not Know What We Know’

    02/25/2015 6:58:07 PM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 25, 2015 8:14 pm | David Daoud
    Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz responded on Wednesday to criticism that US Secretary of State John Kerry had apparently directed at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his stance on how to address the Iranian nuclear threat, Israel’s NRG reported. Steinitz, a key Netanyahu loyalist, said, “[Kerry] might not know everything we know,” referring to Kerry’s implication on Tuesday that being as Israel is not involved in the minutiae of the upcoming agreement with Tehran about its nuclear program, it therefore cannot comment on the nature of the agreement’s outcome. Steinitz’ remarks followed comments made by Secretary Kerry...
  • Kerry Reminds Congress Netanyahu Lobbied for Iraq War (Video at link)

    02/25/2015 4:39:15 PM PST · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    C-span ^ | February 25, 2015 | Robert Mackey
    Speaking to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry reminded Congress that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was an advocate of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu to speak on Iran before Congress, while John Kerry sorts out nuke deal overseas

    02/25/2015 10:32:05 AM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears before both houses of Congress next week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry won’t be there — he’ll be in Geneva trying to hammer out the final details of a nuclear deal with Iran that the Israeli leader in coming to Washington to argue against. Mr. Netanyahu will use the speech to warn U.S. lawmakers of the danger associated with cutting a nuclear deal with Iran that allows the Islamic republic to continue enriching uranium at any level — even for producing electricity. But when Mr. Netanyahu appears before Congress on March 3,...
  • Netanyahu accuses West of forsaking pledge to prevent nuclear-armed Iran

    02/25/2015 9:35:51 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/25/2015 19:18 | HERB KEINON
    PM says from the emerging nuclear agreement "it appears [world powers] have given up" on their commitment regarding Iran. As criticism both in Israel and the US of his planned speech to Congress continues to mount, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu framed the debate over Iran in stark life-and-death terms on Wednesday. “I respect the White House and the US President,” he said of the friction his decision to address Congress has triggered, “but on a matter so fateful that it could determine whether we exist or not, my obligation is do everything to prevent such a great danger to the...
  • Susan Rice: Netanyahu's Congress speech destructive to Israel-U.S. ties (says the Benghazi liar)

    02/25/2015 9:28:57 AM PST · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | 6:59 AM | Barak Ravid
    Tensions between Israel and the U.S. continue to rise over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming Congress address. President Barack Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice said Tuesday that the Israeli premier's March 3 speech is "destructive" to the relationship between the two countries. Rice made the comments in an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS. The remarks came hours after Secretary of State John Kerry slammed Netanyahu over his opposition to the unfolding nuclear deal with Iran. "The relationship between the U.S. and Israel has always been bipartisan and we have been fortunate that the politics have not been injected...
  • While Iran Builds a Bomb, Kerry Focuses on Appointing a Gay Rights Envoy

    02/25/2015 9:22:43 AM PST · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | February 24, 2015
    RUSH: Jeff in Macomb, Michigan. I may not be able to get you all in. We'll hold you through the break if necessary. How are you, sir? CALLER: Hey, good afternoon, Rush. I know we're talking about net neutrality today, but -- RUSH: No, no. Anything you want. That's fine. CALLER: Thank you, Rush. The details of what John Kerry has agreed to with the Iranian negotiating team are being reported in the Middle East, but it's difficult to find them in English and I'd like to very briefly mention them. The Obama administration is agreeing to 6,500 spinning centrifuges...
  • Netanyahu declines US Democrats' invitation for meeting during visit (Go Bibi!)

    02/24/2015 5:01:06 PM PST · by Dave346 · 66 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/25/2015 02:47
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined on Tuesday an invitation to meet with US Senate Democrats during his trip to Washington next week. "Though I greatly appreciate your kind invitation to meet with Democratic Senators, I believe that doing so at this time could compound the misperception of partisanship regarding my upcoming visit," Netanyahu wrote in a letter to Senators Richard Durbin and Dianne Feinstein obtained by Reuters. Durbin and Feinstein had invited Netanyahu to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators in a letter on Monday.
  • WHIP LIST: Dems skipping Netanyahu speech (26 to boycott, 71 to attend, rest unknown)

    02/24/2015 2:28:44 PM PST · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | updated on Feb. 24 at 2:29 p.m | Mike Lillis
    Netanyahu is expected to criticize the White House’s negotiations on Iran's nuclear program in his March 3 speech. SKIPPING House (23) Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.), Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.), Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.), Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.), Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.), Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.), Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.), Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas), Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.), Rep. John Lewis (Ga.), Rep. Betty McCollum (Minn.), Rep. Jim McDermott (Wash.), Rep. Gregory Meeks (N.Y.), Rep. Beto O'Rourke (Texas), Rep. Chellie Pingree (Maine), Rep....
  • Mall of America urged to drop ‘ridiculous’ concealed-carry ban in wake of terror threat

    02/23/2015 7:19:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America should be enough to motivate mall owners to drop their “no guns” policy so citizens can protect themselves. Mr. Cornish, a Republican who also chairs the House Public Safety Committee, said the Mall of America has interpreted state concealed carry laws incorrectly, and he’s intent on challenging them for it, a local CBS affiliate reported. “This is completely ridiculous. The complete opposite of what they should be doing,” he said. “If we’re threatened with an attack, the last thing you want to do is disarm...
  • IN PICTURES: Relatives of Egyptian Christians killed by ISIS speak out

    02/24/2015 10:17:59 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies ^ | 02/24/2015 | Jonathan Rashad
    Al-AOUR, Minya Egypt - The residents of al-­Aour, a dusty village in Minya governorate some 250km south of Cairo, are struggling to come to terms with their loss. Last week, 13 residents of the village, all of whom were Coptic Christians, were executed by Islamic State fighters in Libya. When news of the executions broke (IS released a graphic video of the killing on the Internet) women and children in homes across the village, which is home to 2,500 Christians, could be heard screaming. When I visited al-Aour last week, people were sad and dismayed at the killings. Others seemed...
  • Kerry in apparent jab at Netanyahu: Those bad-mouthing Iran deal don't know what deal is

    02/24/2015 10:02:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 58 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/24/2015 18:13
    US Secretary of State John Kerry defended the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran on Tuesday in comments that appeared to be directed at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As Netanyahu accused the P5+1 group of world powers of giving Iran a green light to maintain the ability to make nuclear weapons, Kerry said that those bad-mouthing the deal are doing so prematurely, before the contours of the deal have been determined. During a tour of the IDF's Southern Command, Netanyahu said that "the information I have received in recent days reinforces our fears in regard to the emerging deal between world...
  • Herzog cancels AIPAC speech, takes aim at Netanyahu trip to US (left stays home at Zero's command)

    02/24/2015 8:21:59 AM PST · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 02.24.15, 16:01 | Moran Azulay
    Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog announced Tuesday he will not be traveling to the US to appear before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference, amid growing tensions over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress on March 3. "Netanyahu's spin about who is going to Washington must stop," Herzog told a gathering of foreign media in Israel. "My firm position against a nuclear Iran is known by every Israeli and American, including the US president, and I know how to voice it in a sharp, clear manner - from here, not from there." Herzog added: "A...
  • PM: Congress 'The Final Brake' Stopping Iran Nuclear Weapon (7 days until speech)

    02/24/2015 8:11:57 AM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/24/2015, 5:36 PM | Ari Soffer
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has reiterated his resolve to speak before Congress later this month, saying Congress could well be the "final brake" stopping a "bad deal" over Iran's nuclear program, which would allow the Islamic Republic to become a nuclear threshold state. Netanyahu made the comments during a tour of the IDF's Southern Command headquarters, along with Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot and GOC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Sammy Turgeman. "Even after Hamas took the severest blow in its history, we are continuing to monitor its activities and we are prepared for any and all developments,"...
  • Jobs for jihadists -- that should dissuade them!

    02/24/2015 6:27:30 AM PST · by luke1825 · 9 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 2/24 | peter lucas
    Home Peter Lucas Story Peter Lucas: Jobs for jihadists -- that should dissuade them! By Peter Lucas Updated: 02/24/2015 08:56:12 AM EST0 Comments From what I gather, President Barack Obama's prime-time television promise last September to "degrade and destroy" the terrorist threat to the United States has morphed into something akin to "dissuade and annoy." Clearly "degrade and destroy" has not worked, as the radical Islamic terrorist threat has grown bigger, not smaller, and has spread throughout Europe and across from Italy into Libya
  • California: Two Muslims get 25 years for jihad plot

    02/24/2015 6:09:36 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/23/15 | Robert Spencer
    “‘This case demonstrates the need for vigilance and swift action to counter the false allure of violent extremism,’ U.S. Attorney Stephanie Yonekura said in a statement.” That allure will continue, however, since American authorities are determined to ignore and deny what makes it so alluring in the first place, rather than be honest about it and try to formulate realistic strategies to counter it. “Two men sentenced to 25 years in plot to attack Americans in Afghanistan,” Reuters, February 23, 2015 (thanks to James): (Reuters) – Two men convicted of seeking to join al Qaeda and training to carry out...
  • Livni: Bibi Tearing US-Israel Relationship to Pieces (suicidal Israeli left's daily onslaught)

    02/23/2015 8:20:06 PM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/23/2015, 7:01 PM | Hezki Ezra, Cynthia Blank
    Zionist Camp Chairpersons Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni toured the northern border Monday, making it a point to continue their attacks on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. "Bibi's failure against Hamas in the Gaza envelope severely impairs our deterrence against Hezbollah on the northern border," Herzog charged. Livni added that "Israel's security and our power to deter attacks is based on a strong army and our relationship with the United States, that the same Netanyahu would tear to pieces."
  • ...the FBI has been staging mock attacks in US malls for nearly two years to test readiness

    02/23/2015 4:36:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/15
    Amid Al-Shabaab terror threats officials reveal the FBI has been staging mock attacks in US malls for nearly two years to test readiness After a recent terror threat on an American mall, an official has revealed that the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation has been staging mock attacks in U.S. shopping centers for nearly two years to test their readiness. The secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson recently warned shoppers at Minnesota's Mall of America to remain vigilant after a new terrorist video from Al-Shabaab -- An Al-Qaeda-linked militant group out of Somalia -- threatened an attack on the...
  • Ode to Islamic Suicide Bombers...[Jigsaw - Sky High]

    02/23/2015 2:57:58 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Answering Islam ^ | 2/23/2015 | Staff
    Jigsaw - Sky HighSUICIDE BOMBER - Some claim that "suicide bombers" are against Islam, since SUICIDE is forbidden in Islam, even one of the major sins. Why then do these attacks happen on such a regular basis? Why are those people celebrated as martyrs? The puzzle is solved by recognizing that "suicide bomber" is simply a false terminology. The purpose of these people is not to kill themselves. They wish to kill the enemies of Islam, and in their view the most effective way to kill as many of their enemies as possible is to do it in this particular...
  • Is Herzog following Chamberlain's example?

    02/23/2015 8:40:15 AM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Monday February 23, 2015 | Omer Dostri
    It seems likely that whoever read Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog's interview with the Washington Post over the weekend became confused and thought for a moment that they were reading a statement from the U.S. State Department,or from Secretary of State John Kerry himself. In a demonstration of complete disconnection from reality, Herzog refused to define Iran as an existential threat to Israel, and then said, "I trust Obama to get a good deal." Herzog's words could not help but bring readers back to September 1938, when then-British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned to London amid cheering throngs who praised...
  • Some progress in Iran nuclear talks but long way to go: U.S. official (to resume next week)

    02/23/2015 8:35:45 AM PST · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:08am EST
    GENEVA - Talks between the United States and Iran on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme have made "some progress" and managed to "sharpen up some of the tough issues" that need resolving, a senior U.S. administration official said on Monday. Political directors from Iran and the six major powers have agreed to resume talks next week at a venue to be decided, the official said, speaking after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held two-day talks in Geneva.
  • Kerry and Iran's Zarif meet for two hours in nuclear talks (while keeping Israel in the dark)

    02/22/2015 3:57:59 PM PST · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:23pm EST | Lesley Wroughton
    GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif met for two hours in Geneva on Sunday in another round of nuclear talks to try to narrow gaps as they pressed against a March 31 deadline to reach a political agreement. The meeting included for the first time U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi, who spent most of the day separately negotiating technical details of curbing Iran's nuclear program. The talks are set to resume on Monday before Kerry returns to Washington in time to testify before...
  • Kharkiv bombers were trained in Russia, says Ukraine's Security Service

    02/22/2015 2:59:34 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | Maxim Tucker
    Four terrorists that attacked a peaceful rally in Kharkiv today were trained in Russia and using Russian weapons, the Security Service of Ukraine said today. They had planned a series of further attacks following the bombing, which killed at least two and wounded 11, but were arrested before they could carry them out. "[The terrorists] were captured while attempting to attack with a flamethrower a club where soldiers and volunteers gather, as well as a shopping centre," Markiyan Lubkivskiy, a senior adviser in the Security Service of Ukraine, known as the SBU, posted on Facebook. "They had planned other sabotage...
  • When Burying a Terrorist, You Might Want to Remove the Suicide Vest First…[Humorous]

    02/22/2015 10:51:14 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 38 replies
    Israel Video Network ^ | 2/21/2015 | Staff
    When Burying a Terrorist, You Might Want to Remove the Suicide Vest First…
  • PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting (9 days until Congress speech)

    02/22/2015 10:41:05 AM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    PMO ^ | 22/02/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today made the following remarks at the start of the Cabinet meeting: "Today the Cabinet will be briefed on the security challenges developing around us, first and foremost Iran's attempt to increase its foothold on Israel's borders even as it works to arm itself with nuclear weapons. Alongside Iran's direct guidance of Hezbollah's actions in the north and Hamas' in the south, Iran is trying to also to develop a third front on the Golan Heights via the thousands of Hezbollah fighters who are in southern Syria and over which Iran holds direct command. The fact...
  • New Likud Ad Reminds the US Opposed Foundation of Israel Too (As Iran threatens to destroy Tel Aviv)

    02/21/2015 7:20:06 PM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/21/2015, 8:17 PM | Hezki Ezra
    As tension grows over US deal Netanyahu says will leave Iran as a nuclear threat, Likud comes out with hard-hitting campaign video. Amid an ongoing confrontation over the Iran nuclear deal being formed by US President Barack Obama's administration, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has come out with a new ad saying he is not afraid of disagreement - and pointing out that the US also opposed the establishment of Israel. "1948, (David) Ben-Gurion stands before a fateful decision: the establishment of the state of Israel. The American Secretary of State strongly opposed," recalls the ad. "Ben-Gurion, in opposition to the...
  • The resourceful Israeli candidate who might end Netanyahu’s reign (Herzog "trusts" Obama on Iran)

    02/21/2015 1:52:30 PM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 21 at 11:45 AM | William Booth
    On the surface, the two candidates are as different as can be. Netanyahu is warring with President Obama. Herzog seems to want to be President Obama: The Labor Party leader is campaigning on an Israeli version of “hope and change.” Herzog’s billboards promise Israeli parents an extra teacher in each kindergarten classroom. Netanyahu warns about “the people who want to kill us.” He is fixated on the Iranian mullahs, who he says pose an existential threat to the Jewish state and places beyond. Netanyahu is prepared to risk the ire of the White House and Democrats to make his case...
  • Arab governments reportedly concerned about terms of Iran nuke talks

    02/21/2015 9:53:19 AM PST · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2015
    Arab governments are privately expressing their concern to Washington about the emerging terms of a potential deal aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program, according to Arab and U.S. officials involved in the deliberations. The direction of U.S. diplomacy with Tehran has added fuel to fears in some Arab states of a nuclear-arms race in the region, as well as reviving talk about possibly extending a U.S. nuclear umbrella to Middle East allies to counter any Iranian threat. The major Sunni states, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, have said that a final agreement could allow Shiite-dominated...
  • US energy secretary to join Iran nuclear talks

    02/21/2015 9:49:22 AM PST · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 21, 2015, 3:41 AM
    US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was headed to Geneva Saturday to join talks with Iranian officials as efforts for an historic nuclear deal stepped up a gear. It was the first time that Moniz, who is himself a nuclear physicist, had joined the negotiations, although US energy officials have been involved in the intensive technical talks under way ahead of new meetings between the countries' top diplomats on Sunday and Monday. "At the request of Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will travel to Geneva on Saturday to join Secretary Kerry in continued negotiations with Iran...
  • The "War On Terror" Turns Inward – DHS Report Warns Of Right Wing Terror Threat

    02/20/2015 8:33:51 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 35 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | 02/20/2015 | Michael Krieger
    The "War On Terror" Turns Inward – DHS Report Warns Of Right Wing Terror Threat Tyler Durden's picture Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2015 22:00 -0500 Cohen Department of Justice FBI Martin Armstrong MSNBC Obama Administration Reality Steve Cohen White House Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, What you are about to read from CNN is just the very beginning of the intentional demonization of a growing segment of the U.S. population that rightly believes the government is run by a collective of thieving, corrupt, immoral sociopaths. This isn’t speculation either, years of content on this site serves...
  • AP: White House Brainstorms How Best to Hurt Netanyahu, AIPAC

    02/20/2015 2:49:41 PM PST · by Dave346 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 2015
    In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and the world. There are limits. Administration officials have discarded the idea of President Barack Obama himself giving an Iran-related address to rebut the two speeches Netanyahu is to deliver during his early March visit. But other options remain on the table. Among them: a presidential interview with a prominent journalist known for coverage of the rift between Obama...
  • Profiles in Courage: 38 Dems Publicly Break With Netanyahu's War Polemic (Barf Alert)

    02/20/2015 11:04:26 AM PST · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 02/20/2015 8:20 am EST | Robert Naiman
    A recent CNN poll found that four out of five Democratic voters oppose the Israeli Prime Minister's planned March 3 tirade to Congress against diplomacy. Thursday morning, twenty-three House Democrats did something about it. They sent a letter calling on House Speaker John Boehner to postpone Netanyahu's scheduled March 3 address. The signers were: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC); Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN); Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), top Democrat on the House Financial Services committee; Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR); Rep. André Carson (D-IN); Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-MI), top Democrat on Judiciary; Rep. Danny...
  • CNN: American Right Wing "More Dangerous" Than ISIS

    02/20/2015 10:58:14 AM PST · by absentee · 104 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/20/15 | Caleb Howe
    On CNN today, host Carol Costello was discussing the President's summit on extremism and made the startling comment. Citing a DHS report, Costello claims that authorities are concerned about "right wing citizens extremists". She goes on to add that they might be more dangerous than foreign groups. She begins by echoing one of the Obama administration's frequent moral equivalency talking points, that terror is neither unique to Islam, nor is Islam necessarily the worst offender, and then takes off from there. "ISIS isn't the only threat for Americans. According to an intelligence report by the Department of Homeland Security, authorities are...
  • PM: Stop ‘courting’ an Iran that’s refusing to come clean on its nuke program

    02/20/2015 10:27:10 AM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 20, 2015, 7:20 pm | Justin Jalil
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that a UN report critical of Iran’s evasiveness over its nuclear program was further proof that the international community should reconsider the direction of its negotiations with Tehran. “The IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) report again demonstrates that Iran refuses to come clean to the international community about its preparations for producing nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said. World powers should not be “wooing Iran for its agreement” to a deal that would enable it to continue uranium enrichment, he said. The IAEA report stated that Tehran is being evasive and ambiguous in its dealings with...
  • Iran’s Shiite Militias Are Running Amok in Iraq

    02/20/2015 10:21:15 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | February 19, 2015 | Ali Khedery
    Perhaps the most vivid and disturbing evidence that the Iraqi government simply does not share America’s core values emerged on Feb. 6. In a grainy video posted on YouTube, a three-minute horror show plays out on the front lines somewhere in Iraq. Iraqi military officers and presumably Shiite militiamen — dressed in black, skull-adorned “Sons of Anarchy” shirts — crowd an ambulance emblazoned with the Iraqi state seal. Inside, a blindfolded and hog-tied man in military fatigues pleads for mercy as the Iraqi vigilantes beat him over the head, taunting him with expletives. “We will f— your sisters,” they shout....
  • ISIS Trafficking Human Organs?

    02/20/2015 7:34:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/20/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    When depraved savagery knows no boundaries. If reports coming out of Iraq are accurate, the depraved savagery of ISIS has reached yet another new low. According to Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations Mohamed Alhakim, ISIS is harvesting human organs to finance its war operations—and has executed a dozen doctors for failing to go along with the program. Alhakim bases his claim on the discovery of dozens of bodies left in shallow mass graves near the city of Mosul, currently an ISIS stronghold. Surgical incisions, along with missing kidneys and other body parts lead to an inescapable conclusion. “We have...
  • Imam Obama pulling Brotherhoods’ leg with jihadist job offers

    02/20/2015 7:23:33 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/20/15 | Judi McLeod
    Stand in Line: The Mexicans got here first, and they're cheaper Forget City Hall, you cannot fight God and win. You cannot possibly fight the Creator and win because He, who made you in the first place, knows you inside out, and knows all too well the exact location of your Achilles Heel. Everyone, including even the most pompous of politicians, has an Achilles Heel. The truth is that no imam, no matter how persuasive, has ever been able to lead millions of Christians away from the Source of their belief. Imam Obama has embarked upon a mission impossible as...
  • 'Four-Finger Salute' Shows Solidarity With Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

    02/20/2015 5:35:16 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | February 20, 2015 | Staff
    A "four-finger salute," which may have originated in Turkey, has quickly become the new symbol of those supporting deposed Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. The image -- a black hand, with four fingers raised and the thumb drawn across the palm -- is being called "R4bia." It's a reference to the Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque, the Cairo site of a pro-Brotherhood sit-in that was violently broken up by Egyptian security forces last week, resulting in the deaths of scores of Morsi supporters. In Arabic, "rabaa" means four, or fourth. Activists have encouraged social-media users to update their Twitter...
  • Bush hires Same Foreign Policy Experts

    02/19/2015 11:17:44 PM PST · by lavaroise · 8 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 2-8-15 | John Amato
    Jeb "I Am My Own Man" Bush, declared today that he would shape his own foreign policy when he gave a speech in Chicago today. However, I'm not sure hiring almost everyone one of his father and brother's advisors is going to help him very much since they all have blood on their hands after the Iraq war debacle. The latest Bush to consider a bid for the White House promised that his foreign policy would be shaped by “my own thinking and my own experiences.”
  • US takes swipe at Netanyahu: Sounds like he knows more about Iran deal than negotiators (Jen Psaki)

    02/19/2015 4:05:28 PM PST · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/19/2015 23:36
    A nuclear deal with Iran does not yet exist, and therefore Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cannot know what is in it, US State Department Jen Psaki said on Thursday. "We've seen this movie before," Psaki said of skepticism from leadership in Israel over the nuclear talks. Earlier this week Netanyahu said that the current proposal to Iran would endanger Israel. "It would enable Iran to breakout to its first nuclear device within an unacceptably short time," Netanyahu told a gathering of American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem. Netanyahu also said he knows the contents of a framework proposal, offered to Iran...
  • Netanyahu’s true electoral rival (Glick says Zero's foreign policy has never been challenged before)

    02/19/2015 1:47:25 PM PST · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/19/2015 22:28 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    If Netanyahu’s speech is a success, Obama’s foreign policy will be indefensible. When Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner announced last month that he had invited Netanyahu to address the joint houses of Congress on the threat emanating from Iran’s nuclear program and from radical Islam, he unintentionally transformed the Israeli elections from a local affair to a contest between Obama and Netanyahu. Obama’s response to Netanyahu’s speech has been astounding. His ad hominem attacks against Netanyahu, his open moves to coerce Democratic lawmakers to boycott Netanyahu’s speech, and the administration’s aggressive attempts to damage Israel’s reputation in...
  • Iranian American Council slams Netanyahu Congress speech (NYT runs full page ad of pro-regime group)

    02/19/2015 11:19:41 AM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | 7:46 PM
    The National Iranian American Council took out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times slamming the planned speech to Congress by Israel’s prime minister. “Will Congress side with our president or a foreign leader?” reads the ad in Thursday’s edition. “President Obama is on the verge of a diplomatic victory that will prevent war and prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. But Congressional hawks are bringing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Capitol Hill to push for new sanctions that could kill the talks and start a war.” In the ad, a figure identified as House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner fills...
  • Poll: 77% of Americans See a Nuclear Iran As a ‘Critical Threat’ (Gallup poll undermines Zero)

    02/19/2015 10:12:45 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 19, 2015 12:33 pm | Sam Munsun
    A significant majority of Americans — some 77% of those polled — see the “development of nuclear weapons by Iran” as a “critical threat”; another 16% see it as “important but not critical”, according to new numbers from Gallup. With US-Iran talks reportedly set to resume Friday, the poll, which asks Americans to assess a variety of threats to U.S. interests as “critical”, “important but not critical”, or “not important” — will likely take on a new and ominous significance. The poll placed the question of Iranian nukes near the top of the list of threats Gallup asked about, behind...