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  • MAJOR DEVELOPMENT Discovery of Oil in ISRAEL Ten Times Larger than World Average

    10/13/2015 6:47:58 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Jews News ^ | 10/11/15
    Discovery of oil in ISRAEL means the Jewish state could soon produce significant quantities of black gold and potentially change the face of the Middle East Vast oil reserves have been discovered in Israel that could transform the country into world energy power and change the face of the Middle East for years to come. Afek Oil and Gas, an Israeli subsidiary of the U.S. company Genie Energy, said the breakthrough came in the Golan Heights, near the border with Syria. Yuval Bartov, the firms chief geologist, said there was enormous excitement about the immense wealth it could bring to...
  • CNN Debate Moderator Was Member of Clinton Global Initiative

    10/13/2015 10:21:09 AM PDT · by struggle · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/13/15 | Mark Hemingway
    CNN host Anderson Cooper, who is set to moderate tonight's Democratic debate, was listed as a "notable past member" the Clinton Global Initiative's website along with a number of other big name journalists: The list includes: CNNs Anderson Cooper and Christiane Amanpour, Foxs Greta Van Susteren, NBCs Matt Lauer and Tom Brokaw, New York Timess Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof, Fox Business Networks Maria Bartiromo, Yahoos Katie Couric, The Economists Matthew Bishop, and Financial Times Lionel Barber. The Clinton Foundation later told Mediaite that none of these journalists were asked to pay the $20,000 membership fee required of members. However,...
  • UN Chief Wants Review of Israeli Use of Force

    10/13/2015 10:51:23 AM PDT · by Lera · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/13/2015 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Ban Ki-moon questions whether Israel uses too much force when trying to stop terror attacks. No reported comment on Palestinian incitement. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel on Tuesday to carry out a "serious review" on whether its security forces are resorting to excessive force in clashes with Palestinians, AFP reports. Ban finds "the apparent excessive use of force by Israeli security forces" to be "troubling," his spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters as violence continued in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
  • The Iranian Majlis Has Not Approved The JCPOA But Iran's Amended Version Of It

    10/13/2015 10:55:59 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    MEMRI ^ | October 13, 2015 | A. Savyon and Y. Carmon
    On October 13, 2015 the Iranian Majlis approved, by a majority of 161-59 with 13 abstentions, not the JCPOA but rather an Iranian amended version it. Paragraph 3 of the Majlis decision states that "the government will monitor any non-performance by the other party [to the agreement] in the matter of failing to lift the sanctions, or restoring the canceled sanctions, or imposing sanctions for any another reason, and will take steps to actualize the rights of the Iranian nation and to terminate the voluntary cooperation [this apparently refers to the Additional Protocol, which, according to the JCPOA, Iran will...
  • U.S., Russia jets came within visual range over Syria - U.S. military (Video)

    10/13/2015 10:56:39 AM PDT · by keat · 44 replies
    Reuters Videos | October 13, 2015
    U.S. Army Colonel Steve Warren calls the Russian air strikes in Syria, "reckless, indiscriminate and irresponsible." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Israeli gun owners rush to shooting ranges amid wave of attacks

    10/13/2015 10:27:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | William Booth and Ruth Eglash
    GIVAT ZEEV, West Bank The phones have been ringing nonstop at the Gun Hill shooting range, following a week of daily knife attacks by Palestinians and a clarion call by Israeli politicians requesting that permit holders should carry their pistols on their hips to help protect the citizenry against terrorists. Its a madhouse, said Yair Yifrach, general manger of the training center and gun shop here at a Jewish settlement north of Jerusalem. Perhaps not the best choice of words for a shooting range. But people are going a little crazy, Yifrach said. Israelis are frightened by violent demonstrations...

    10/13/2015 8:10:23 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 33 replies
    Live Leak ^ | October 13, 2015 | Live Leak
    Palestinian terrorist run over ppl get out of the car to stab them and shot dead happened in jerusalem this morning that's why it took 5 bullets
  • Rise of an Arab Superpower -- With Aircraft Carriers

    10/13/2015 5:55:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | Oct 3, 2015 | Rich Smith
    Well, it's official now. Egypt is getting an aircraft carrier. FRENCH MISTRAL-CLASS WARSHIP. NEXT PORT OF CALL: EGYPT. IMAGE SOURCE: FRANCISCO GONZALEZ VIA FLICKR. Actually, two aircraft carriers. Earlier this month, we told you about Egypt's plans to buy both of the Mistral-class amphibious assault ships France had been trying to sell to Russia -- then refused to sell after Russia invaded Ukraine. At that time, France had only confirmed that Egypt presented one of multiple "serious options" for offloading its aircraft carriers. Other nations, including the United Arab Emirates and Canada had also expressed interest. But last week, the...
  • Turkey warns U.S., Russia against backing Kurdish militia in Syria

    10/13/2015 7:53:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    WTAQ ^ | 10-13-2015 | Orhan Coskun
    Turkey has warned the United States and Russia it will not tolerate Kurdish territorial gains by Kurdish militia close to its frontiers in north-western Syria, two senior officials said. "This is clear cut for us and there is no joking about it," one official said of the possibility of Syrian Kurdish militia crossing the Euphrates to extend control along Turkish borders from Iraq's Kurdistan region towards the Mediterranean coast. Turkey fears advances by Kurdish YPG militia, backed by its PYD political wing, on the Syrian side of its 900 km (560-mile) border will fuel separatist ambitions among Kurds in its...
  • U.S.: Iran missile test 'likely' violated U.N. resolution

    10/12/2015 3:31:52 PM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | October 12, 2015 | Jim Sciutto
    Iran's test this weekend of a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile "likely" violated a U.N. resolution, an administration official told CNN on Monday. Based on information the administration has so far, the test appears to be in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929, which stipulates that Iran cannot engage in any activities related to ballistic missiles.
  • Carson: 'I Would Establish a No-Fly Zone' Along Turkish Border

    10/11/2015 10:07:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/8/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Dr. Ben Carson has joined the growing chorus of outrage over Russian President Vladimir Putin's military muscle flexing, telling Newsmax TV a no-fly zone should be created along the Turkish border. A sophisticated missile defense system should also be put in place to keep Russia's fighter jets in check, according to Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon seeking the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. "Vladimir Putin has expansionist ideas. He wants to really re-establish a worldwide Soviet influence," Carson told Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg in an interview aired Thursday. "He was very unhappy with the dissolution [of the Soviet Union]. Now he's...
  • Worst media headline in history: Slates spin on stabbing attacks against Jews is unreal

    10/12/2015 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Torcert · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 12, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Stabbings attacks against Jews continue in and around Israel: A series of stabbing attacks have resulted in the deaths of three alleged Palestinian attackers and resulted in several more Israelis and Palestinians being injured as violence intensifies in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Writing on Twitter, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that four apparent stabbing incidents took place in Jerusalem on Monday. The spokesman said a Palestinian assailant was shot dead on Monday night after stabbing an Israeli soldier on a bus entering Jerusalem. The soldier was lightly injured. Heres how Slate reported it:There have been at least...
  • Obama says Clinton didnt harm national security with private email server

    10/12/2015 2:43:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    washington times ^ | 10/12/15 | Dave Boyer
    On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, President Obama is downplaying Hillary Rodham Clintons use of a private email server to conduct government business, saying she made a mistake but didnt endanger national security. I think shed be the first to acknowledge that maybe she could have handled the original decision better and the disclosures more quickly, Mr. Obama said in an interview on CBS 60 Minutes broadcast Sunday night. I dont think it posed a national security problem. It was a mistake that she has acknowledged. When interviewer Steve Kroft pointed out that the administration has prosecuted...
  • Christie would shoot down Russian planes, commit U.S. troops vs. ISIS in Syria

    10/12/2015 2:45:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 75 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie savaged President Obama's escalation-averse foreign policy in Syria this morning, saying he would create a "no-fly" zone in the areas where Russian air strikes have targeted U.S.-supported insurgent groups and even commit U.S. ground forces against ISIS. On Fox News, Christie said the first thing Christie would do in Syria would be to "call Putin, and tell him, 'Listen, we're enforcing a no-fly zone against everyone, and that includes you, so: Don't test me.'" "And then he flies through your territory?" asked host Martha MacCallum. "You take him down," answered Christie, without hesitation. "You...
  • Leaflets dropped by Russians: 40 types of bombs awaiting you. No escape (above/underground/bunkers)

    10/12/2015 2:11:01 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 41 replies ^ | 10/12/2015 |
    Rami ‏@RamiAlLolah · 3h3 hours ago Leaflets dropped by #Russia|ns: 40 types of bombs awaiting you. No escape (above/underground/bunkers/shelters) #Syria
  • Turkey threatens the major prospects for Eastern Med gas supply (Beware Russia blocking Med gas)

    10/12/2015 7:34:22 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 6 replies
    Security Europe ^ | June 22, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    As Europe seeks to diversify its sources of natural gas as an alternative to the politically sensitive Russian supply, a massive off-shore gas source in the Mediterranean is ready for exploration and drilling. There are game-changing stakes at play. Unfortunately, the Turkish leadership has threatened to use force to stop this from happening. Last October, Turkey sent the BARBAROS, its geophysics exploration ship, accompanied by naval vessels, into the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone waters. In November 2014, Turkish naval commander Admiral Bülent Bostanoğlu threatened the use of force against Greece, while speaking on board a Turkish naval corvette in Greek...
  • While at State, Clinton chief of staff held job negotiating with Abu Dhabi

    10/12/2015 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Rosalind S. Helderman
    For the four years that Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state, her longtime friend and adviser Cheryl D. Mills served next to her as chief of staff. Clinton has said Mills helped her run the State Departments sprawling bureaucracy, oversaw key priorities such as food safety, global health policy and LGBT rights, and acted as my principal liaison to the White House on sensitive matters. At State, she was unpaid, officially designated as a temporary expert-consultant a status that allowed her to continue to collect outside income while serving as chief of staff. She reported that NYU paid...
  • Op-Ed: The Palestinian Victimhood Narrative as an Obstacle to Peace

    10/12/2015 1:33:23 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Oct. 12 , 2015 | Arutz Sheva
    The false Palestinian narrative of one-sided victimhood is a major hindrance to all peace efforts. Global actors must help the Palestinians move beyond wallowing in self-pity and ritual bashing of Israel, and towards difficult compromises.
  • Breaking on Twitter: Extremely huge explosion rocked Baghdad, Casualties unknown yet..

    10/12/2015 2:06:54 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 19 replies ^ | 10/12/2015 |
    Rami ‏@RamiAlLolah · 2h2 hours ago Double extremely huge explosions rocked #Baghdad a while ago.. Casualties unknown yet.. #Iraq بهرامpirzadGeddy DavisIntifadahFdeStVمتفائل من العراقarbaramziDaniele MonigattiErcenk Rami ‏@RamiAlLolah · 2h2 hours ago Extremely huge explosion rocked #Baghdad a while ago.. #Iraq
  • Amid Russian airstrikes, a Putin craze takes hold in Mideast

    10/12/2015 1:14:50 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 46 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2:55 PM EDT | ZEINA KARAMVIVIAN SALAMA
    Oct 12, 2:55 PM EDT Amid Russian airstrikes, a Putin craze takes hold in Mideast ZEINA KARAMVIVIAN SALAMA Associated pressAssociated press BEIRUT (AP) -- Amid the ornate walls of Damascus' famed Omayyad Mosque, preacher Maamoun Rahmeh stood before worshippers last week, declaring Russian President Vladimir Putin a "giant and beloved leader" who has "destroyed the myth of the self-aggrandizing America." Posters of Putin are popping up on cars and billboards elsewhere in parts of Syria and Iraq, praising the Russian military intervention in Syria as one that will redress the balance of power in the region. The Russian leader is...
  • Syria Kurds, Arabs form joint military force

    10/12/2015 1:16:57 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | 12 Oct 15 | Unknown
    Syria's leading Kurdish militia and several Arab rebel groups that have fought alongside it have formalised their alliance in a new group called the Syrian Democratic Forces. The formation of the alliance comes after Washington said it was abandoning a plan to train and equip rebels to fight the Islamic State group and could provide the US with a new partner in the battle against the jihadist group. The alliance was announced in a statement published online by a spokesman for the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). "The sensitive stage through which our country Syria is passing and the rapid...
  • Syrian Kurds, Arab Rebels and Assyrians Form New Alliance

    10/12/2015 12:41:43 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 6 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12 Oct 15 | Jack Moore
    A U.S.-backed Syrian-Kurdish militia, a number of Arab rebel groups and an Assyrian Christian group in Syria have formed a coalition to build a democratic representation for a number of moderate parties within Syria, according to a statement seen by Reuters on Monday. The new alliance, which is calling itself the Democratic Forces of Syria, includes the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) that beat back the Islamic State (ISIS) with the support of U.S. airstrikes in the Syrian-Kurdish border town of Kobani earlier this year. The YPG continues to battle the radical Islamist group in areas of northeastern Syria and...
  • Gowdy Responds to Charges from Ex-Staffer After Benghazi Committee 'Refused to Pay Him'

    10/12/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In an attempt to dismiss the Benghazi Select Committee as a partisan witch hunt against Hillary Clinton, an ex-committee staffer has accused the panel of being obsessed with a political agenda. Bradley F. Podliska, an investigator and Air Force Reserves officer, told The New York Times that the Benghazi committee was becoming “primarily focused” on Clinton. His comments come on the heels of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s controversial statement on "Hannity," when he said the Benghazi committee was directly responsible for sinking Clinton’s poll numbers. Chairman Trey Gowdy (S-SC), while accepting McCarthy's apology, insisted his words can't "fix the damage" done to the panel.Gowdy, again...
  • UK should 'enforce Syria no-fly zone even if Russia vetoes UN resolution'

    10/12/2015 9:54:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 October 2015 | Patrick Wintour
    Britain and its western allies should be prepared to enforce a no-fly zone inside Syria to protect refugees even if Russia vetoes a UN resolution, the Labour co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Syria has said. Jo Cox, working in conjunction with the former Conservative international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, is pressing the British government to develop a new comprehensive diplomatic political and military strategy focused on protecting Syrian civilians against attacks both by Isis and Syrias president, Bashar al-Assad.
  • Photo apparently showing left over beards shaved off by [Syrian] rebels running

    10/12/2015 9:56:45 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 63 replies
    Hala Jaber ‏@HalaJaber ^ | 10/12/2015 | Hala Jaber ‏@HalaJaber
    Hala Jaber ‏@HalaJaber 45m45 minutes ago Let's shave... Photo apparently showing left over beards shaved off by rebels running 4m #Syria. 38 retweets 17 favorites
  • Russian troops are building a base at Crusader Castle Krak des Chevaliers west of Homs

    10/12/2015 10:16:47 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 42 replies ^ | 1:52 AM - 6 Oct 2015 | @homsian
    إبراهيم الحسيني ‏@homsian Many reports indicate that #Russia|n troops are building a base in the well known Krak des Chevaliers west of #Homs
  • Can the United States Defeat the Combined Military Power of Russia and China?

    10/12/2015 9:34:55 AM PDT · by pinochet · 92 replies
    America's power is being tested to a greater extent, than in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1961. Russia is attacking the Al-Qaeda linked terrorist organization, the Free Syrian Army, which is a so-called ally of America. China indicated that it will join the military strikes against the anti-Assad forces, because China considers Assad as an ally: China is now ready to fight to defend its unilateral control of the Spratley Islands in the South China Sea. Does America have enough military power to defeat a combined force of Russia and China?
  • Syrian Kurdish Leader: Moscow Wants to Work With Us

    10/12/2015 7:23:06 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 12 replies ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Barbara Slavin
    Syrian Kurdish Leader: Moscow Wants to Work With Us A senior Kurdish leader is in Washington seeking support and expressing ambivalence about Russian intervention. Oct. 9, 2015 | 12:12 p.m. EDT By: Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor A Syrian Kurdish leader in Washington this week seeking greater US military support says that Russia has also offered to collaborate with Syrian Kurds in its current offensive against Muslim terrorist groups. Ilham Ehmed, a senior member of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), told Al-Monitor in a brief interview Oct. 8 that "Russia says it wants to work with us" to combat...
  • U.S. delivers 50 tons of ammunition to Syria rebel groups

    10/12/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-12-2015 | Barbara Starr
    U.S. military cargo planes gave 50 tons of ammunition to rebel groups overnight in northern Syria, using an air drop of 112 pallets as the first step in the Obama Administration's urgent effort to find new ways to support those groups. Details of the air mission over Syria were confirmed by a U.S. official not authorized to speak publicly because the details have not yet been formally announced.
  • Video: ISIS leaders targeted in Iraq airstrike, but Escaped?

    10/12/2015 7:46:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Iraqi officials claim that their air forces struck the convoy of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as well as a meeting of other ISIS leaders in western Iraq yesterday. The US is skeptical that Baghdadi got hit, and ISIS sources flat-out deny it, but the Iraqis insist that they at least hit the self-styled caliph in the air strike. Reuters reports that the Iraqis claim they got eight ISIS leaders at the meeting, at least: Eight senior figures from Islamic State were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group’s reclusive leader Abu...
  • Trump:Merkel,"Insane",Predicts German Riots,Says Migrants Look Like Prime Time Soldiers

    10/12/2015 7:47:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    German Chancellor Angela Merkels invitation to migrants to come to her country has been described as insane by U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has predicted more violence will follow in the country as a result.
  • Trump on refugees: They look like prime-time soldiers’

    10/12/2015 7:56:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump says the refugees streaming out of the Middle East are mostly young men who could present a threat to U.S. national security if granted asylum. Ive been watching this migration, and I see these people. I mean, theyre mostly men, and theyre strong men, Trump said on CBSs Face the Nation on Sunday. They look like prime-time soldiers. But where are the women? he asked. You see some women, you see some children. But for the most part, Im looking at these strong men. So you ask two things: number one, why arent they fighting for...
  • Trey Gowdy is right. The House is basically ungovernable.

    10/12/2015 8:54:47 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/12/15 | Chris Cillizza
    In an interview with NBC's Kristen Welker, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy offered his honest and correct assessment of his party in Congress. Here's the key bit: I think the House is bordering on ungovernable right now. ... Being Speaker is a very difficult job. We need to have a family conversation and sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before that conversation starts. We're getting close ... Now, Gowdy was explaining to Welker why he wouldn't be interested in the soon-to-be vacant job as speaker of the House. But his reasoning is almost certainly why Paul Ryan...
  • Syria's Kurds Are Contemplating an Aleppo Alliance with Assad and Russia

    10/12/2015 8:45:44 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 35 replies ^ | 10/9/2015 7:24:00 AM | Fabrice Balanche
    Syria's Kurds Are Contemplating an Aleppo Alliance with Assad and Russia 10/9/2015 7:24:00 AM Fabrice Balanche ..............Currently, the Syrian army still controls a third of Aleppo, which is connected to the rest of the government-controlled zone by a narrow road. But this corridor is being squeezed by the Daesh/ISIS on the east and al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra on the west. To win the battle for Aleppo, Assad will therefore need to cooperate with the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian franchise of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The PYD is eager to connect its cantons around Kobane and Afrin...
  • Obama pastor Jeremiah Wright-Jesus was Palestinian

    10/11/2015 1:09:37 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News
    The controversial pastor who preached at a church attended by President Obama said on Saturday that Jesus was a Palestinian, alluded to Israel as an apartheid state and compared the youth in Ferguson and the youth in Palestine during a speech in Washington, D.C. Jeremiah Wright, who led Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago from 1972 to 2008, spoke at a Nation of Islam event titled Justice or Else! on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.
  • RAF Tornados armed and dangerous: Tensions between Russia and UK escalate

    10/11/2015 12:29:41 PM PDT · by McGruff · 59 replies
    DAILY STAR SUNDAY ^ | 11th October 2015 | John Ward
    British and Nato pilots have been told to take the drastic action if they are fired on by Vladimir Putins air force during missions over Iraq. The move comes after British ministers warned Russia had made the situation in the Middle East much more dangerous. Senior defence sources say it is just a matter of time before our fighters are involved in a deadly confrontation with Russian jets.
  • Furious Charity Pulls Calais Camp Funding After 'Migrants BURN Food and Clothes'

    10/11/2015 9:29:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, Oct 9, 2015 | Jaje Burman
    A CHARITY has stopped providing aid to the Calais 'jungle' because aid workers have concluded the majority of migrants in the camp do not need to be there.The Human Relief Foundation (HRF) has been giving aid to the migrant camp with the belief that its occupants are fleeing war-torn countries like Syria. However, the charity decided to pull the plug after its deputy chief executive Kassim Tokan recently paid a visit to Calais. The shocked deputy claimed he discovered unwanted clothing and food "being dumped and burnt" by migrants. Mr Tokan said: "I thought they have valid reason, but...
  • France Won't 'Spare Effort' to End Violence in Israel

    10/11/2015 2:57:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/10/15
    France on Sunday called escalating violence in Israel and Palestinian-controlled territories "extremely worrying and dangerous." The office of President Francois Hollande said "everything must be done to calm the situation and end this cycle (of violence) which has already caused too many victims." In response to rocket fire on Israel Saturday night, the Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes against two Hamas weapons manufacturing sites in Gaza. A pregnant woman and two-year-old daughter were killed in the strike. Early on Sunday morning, an Arab woman from Jaffa attempted a suicide bombing near Ma'ale Adumim east of Jerusalem, lightly injuring one policeman...
  • Jewish Home MK: Shoot Terrorists in the Head

    10/11/2015 2:51:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/10/15 | Cynthia Blank
    MK Yinon Magal (Jewish Home) blasted on Sunday Israeli security forces' slow response to a terrorist in Afula, blaming it on the "[left-wing] ideology" the media "has represented for decades." "We've lost our basic instinct," a distraught Magal announced on Channel 10's Orly and Guy morning show after watching the clip of police officers arguing with and eventually shooting a knife-wielding terrorist in Afula's Central Bus Station. "Some ten officers are standing there, moving backward and forward, dropping cartridges, one with a popsicle...What is this joke?" Magal charged. "A person threatening with a knife should be shot in the head....
  • Iran says verdict reached on Washington Post correspondent

    10/11/2015 9:33:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 11 at 9:45 AM | Carol Morello
    An Iranian judiciary spokesman said Sunday that a verdict has been reached in the espionage case of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, though he offered no details and it was uncertain what the verdict is and whether there is a sentence. The ruling on this case has been issued, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said in a regularly scheduled televised news conference. There is still the possibility of this ruling being appealed, and it is not final. Weve seen the news reports concerning a verdict in the case of U.S. citizen Jason Rezaian, but have not yet seen any official confirmation or...
  • What a Relief! New York Times Editor Assures Paper Not Biased Against Hillary

    10/11/2015 9:54:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yeah, that's been our big beef with the New York Times: that it's too tough on top Democrats . . . On today's Reliable Sources on CNN, Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet assured host Brian Stelter that the paper is not "too aggressive" or "unfair" in its coverage of Hillary Clinton. As proof, Bacquet pointed to a Times story on Benghazi that "did not point a finger at her" and another story probing problems within the Benghazi committee. View the video here.
  • Syrian army advances with help of Russian strikes; Putin reaches out to Saudis

    10/11/2015 11:06:59 AM PDT · by amorphous · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | Vladimir Soldatkin and Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    Russian warplanes pounded Syrian rebels unaffiliated with Islamic State on Sunday, insurgents said, helping Moscow's ally Bashar al-Assad reclaim territory and dealing a fresh setback to the strategy of Washington and its allies. President Vladimir Putin - who has infuriated Assad's enemies in the United States, Europe, Turkey and the Arab world by bombing the rebels to protect him - reached out to one of the Syrian leader's fiercest opponents by meeting the powerful defense minister of Saudi Arabia. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group that monitors the 4-year-old conflict, said the Syrian military and its Lebanese Hezbollah...
  • ISIS Makes Gains in Syria Territory Bombed by Russia

    10/09/2015 9:07:45 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2015 | By ANNE BARNARD and THOMAS ERDBRINK
    BEIRUT, Lebanon The Islamic State registered significant gains on Friday in the area of northwestern Syria that Russian warplanes have been bombing, taking six villages near Aleppo and threatening to cut off an important route north to the Turkish border. Late in the day, there were reports that rebels had reasserted control in one village. The Kremlin has said its military had entered Syria to fight the Islamic State, but the Russian forces have concentrated much of their firepower on insurgent groups aligned against President Bashar al-Assad, including the Nusra Front, Al Qaedas affiliate in Syria, and relatively secular...
  • Obama will be the only person sticking to Iran deal

    10/11/2015 9:14:02 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/11/2015 | Amir Taheri
    Sometime this week, President Obama is scheduled to sign an executive order to meet the Oct. 15 adoption day he has set for the nuclear deal he says he has made with Iran. According to the presidents timetable the next step would be the start day of implementation, fixed for Dec. 15. But as things now stand, Obama may end up being the only person in the world to sign his much-wanted deal, in effect making a treaty with himself. The Iranians have signed nothing and have no plans for doing so. The so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)...
  • Putin: Russia Will Not Deploy Troops in Syria

    10/11/2015 9:12:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Sunday, 11 October 2015
    Russia would not deploy ground troops to Syria, where it has been conducting air strikes against what it says are ISIS targets, President Vladimir Putin said Sunday. We are not planning on doing this (conducting a ground operation), and our Syrian friends know about this, Putin said in an interview broadcast on state-run Rossiya-1 television channel. He also said Russia does not want to get involved in an inter-religious war in Syria. He also explained that Russia does not see a difference between Sunni and Shiite groups.
  • Syria conflict: Assad forces make 'significant gains'

    10/11/2015 9:05:08 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | October 11, 2015 | N/A
    Syrian forces backed by Hezbollah militants from Lebanon are said to have made significant advances against rebels after heavy Russian air strikes. Government gains are being reported in Idlib, Hama and Latakia provinces. Russia says its aircraft carried out more than 60 missions over Syria in the past 24 hours, and that the Islamic State group was its main target. But the Russian strikes appear to have impacted heavily on rebels fighting both the government and IS. The main battlefront is currently close to the key highway that links the capital Damascus with other major cities, including Aleppo, and President...
  • RAF Given Green Light To Shoot Down Hostile Russian Jets In Syria

    10/11/2015 9:01:46 AM PDT · by Strategy · 78 replies
    IBT ^ | October 11, 2015 | By Romil Patel
    As relations between the West and Russia steadily deteriorate, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them. The development comes with warnings that the UK and Russia are now "one step closer" to being at war. RAF Tornada pilots have been instructed to avoid contact with Russian aircraft while engaged in missions for Operation Shader - the codename for the RAF's anti-Isis work in Iraq and Syria. But their aircraft have been armed with air-to-air missiles and the pilots...
  • Its a POGROM not an Intifada

    10/11/2015 7:18:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/11/15 | Diane Weber Bederman
    Pogrom: Jews defiling the Temple Mount with their "filthy feet." Dear Mr. Netanyahu: Its a POGROM not an Intifada The settlers presence is illegal, and therefore every measure taken against them is legitimate and legal. Another pogrom in the 21st century is taking place-in Israel the Jewish state. Its based on the latest blood libel-the Jews defiling the Temple Mount with their filthy feet. Here are some still shots of the video. The video has been removed because of the policy violation regarding hate speech.
  • Saudi Arabia replenished Syrian rebels with one effective weapon against the Assad regime

    10/11/2015 1:28:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/09/15 | Jeremy Bender
    A Saudi Arabian official has reportedly disclosed that the Sunni kingdom sent Syrian rebels a new batch of one of the most effective weapons for battling against the Assad regime this week. BBC correspondent Frank Gardner tweeted that a Saudi official confirmed the delivery of 500 TOW antitank missiles to the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The FSA is currently being squeezed from all directions by the Syrian military, Russian airstrikes, and competition from jihadist fighters, including ISIS. The delivery of the TOW missiles which have also been provided by the CIA will increase the capabilities of the FSA...
  • Russian jet 'shot down' by Turkish forces after entering Turkish air space

    10/11/2015 12:55:41 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 20 replies
    IBT ^ | 10 Oct 15 | Taku Dzimwasha
    A Russian air force jet has been shot down by Turkish forces after it strayed into the country's airspace, according to unconfirmed reports. Eyewitnesses reported a large explosion in Huraytan, northern Syria, as three fighter jets were sighted flying overhead, the Express said. A Turkish-based journalist tweeted that three Turkish planes were responding after radar locked on to some "mysterious" MiG-29 jets, which are a similiar model to those used by Russian forces. The news comes after Turkey scrambled F-16 fighter jets last weekend after a Russian MiG-29 crossed into Turkish territory near the town of Yayladagi, in Hatay province,...