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  • UNRWA: U.S. cut 'threatens regional stability'

    01/16/2018 5:08:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18 | Ben Ariel
    UNRWA, the UN agency for “Palestinian refugees” on Tuesday responded to the U.S. decision to cut the funding it provides to the organization by half. "Given the long, trusted, and historic relationship between the United States and UNRWA, this reduced contribution threatens one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavors in the Middle East," said UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl in a statement. “The reduced contribution also impacts regional security at a time when the Middle East faces multiple risks and threats, notably that of further radicalization," he warned. .....
  • 'We risk our lives for €1.5k a month': French prisons on edge over radicalized inmates

    01/16/2018 4:43:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 January 2018 15:26 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Assaults by inmates linked to Islamic extremism prompted a second day of strikes by prison guards across France on Tuesday, casting a spotlight on the challenges of handling radicalized prisoners. The attacks come as French officials test a range of preventive measures after a string of jihadist attacks over the past two years that have left more than 240 people dead. Some of those responsible were involved in Islamist networks in jail. They include Cherif Kouachi, one of the gunmen who attacked satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, and his friend Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four at a Jewish...
  • UN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA

    01/16/2018 3:49:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18 | Elad Benari
    MainAll NewsMiddle EastUN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA UN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA Antonio Guterres says UNRWA is "an important factor of stability" in the Middle East. Contact Editor Elad Benari, 17/01/18 00:06 Share Antonio GuterresAntonio GuterresReuters UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday he was "very concerned" by reports that the U.S. had cut its funding to UNRWA, the UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”, by half. According to AFP, Guterres said he had not been informed of Washington's decision. "I strongly hope that in the end, it will be possible for the...
  • Obama’s ICE Didn’t Follow Procedure For Checking Illegal Immigrants’ Ties to Terrorism

    01/16/2018 2:36:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2018 | by Elizabeth Harrington
    During the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement was not following proper procedures when checking if illegal aliens were known terrorists, jeopardizing national security, according to an audit. The office of inspector general found that between 2013 and 2015, ICE was not screening illegal immigrants who had been released for terrorist ties. Every single case of a suspected terrorist reviewed by the inspector general included errors. "ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) faces challenges in implementing the Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounter Protocol (KSTEP) screening process, which is used to identify aliens who may be known or suspected terrorists," the...
  • Irish passport holder in Waterford admits to funding Islamic State terrorists

    01/16/2018 7:53:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 12, 2018 03:13 PM | Frances Mulraney
    A British-born man living in Waterford for the past decade has pleaded guilty to charges of receiving or sending money intended for terrorist group Islamic State. Hassan Bal, who is an Irish and British passport holder, on Friday pleaded guilty to the two charges at Waterford Circuit Court. He has been in police custody since May 2017. Bal, 26, was charged with a number of offenses last year, appearing in court on Friday to face two charges relating to the providing of funding to the so-called Islamic State organization. On October 2, 2015, Bal allegedly sent €400 ($487) to Bosnia,...
  • ISIS propaganda found in Central Nebraska

    01/16/2018 6:41:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    KHGI via WOLF ^ | Friday, January 12th 2018 | Lauren Kummer
    Suspected ISIS propaganda was found in Central Nebraska not far from the small town of Elm Creek. Somewhere along an Eastbound off-ramp on I-80 and Hwy 183, a computer disc was found along with literature that appeared to be ISIS propaganda. “There’s a lot of vehicle traffic in that location,” said Captain Bob Anderson with Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office. The disc was found by a man Thursday afternoon sometime between 3 p.m. and 4:18 p.m. […] According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, the disc was logged into evidence and forwarded to the FBI. …
  • America's army of terror on the Turkish-Syrian border

    01/16/2018 5:48:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 1-16-18
    The U.S. administration is training an army of terrorists in northern Syria in a total breach of the country's territorial integrity and as a direct threat to Turkey's security. In response, Ankara has the right and obligation to take all necessary action to eliminate this threat. From the beginning, Ankara has been opposed to U.S. support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is nothing but a cover for the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, which the U.S. and EU have long recognized as a terrorist group. In an email to Daily Sabah, the U.S.-led coalition's Public Affairs Office said...
  • HAVING MISSED THE BOAT, THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY IS SINKING

    01/16/2018 5:46:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | JANUARY 16, 2018 | CHARLES BYBELEZER
    Under pressure, Abbas assumes scorched-earth policy of ripping Trump, calling Israel colonial project. Given the turbulent political climate, one wonders whether Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has any regrets and, if so, if he would gladly roll back time a decade. In 2008, the PA boss was firmly entrenched in Ramallah despite a year earlier having been unceremoniously—that is, violently—ejected by Hamas from Gaza in an internecine war. Nevertheless, the world was seemingly at Abbas' doorstep, his Muqata compound the address where kings, heads of state and a never-ending parade of diplomats flocked to with a view to solving the...
  • Abbas: Israel “is a Colonialist Project that is NOT Connected to Judaism”

    01/16/2018 5:42:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1-16-18
    Young Palestinian kid with real automatic weapon at Fatah anniversary {Originally posted to the PMW website} Denying Israel’s right to exist continues to be the fundamental component of Palestinian ideology and the fundamental cause of the conflict. It was expressed again by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas yesterday in his speech to the PLO leadership. In his speech Abbas repeated the Palestinian revision of history that Israel’s creation was not founded on Jewish history in the area, but was the European solution to its alleged problem with the Jews and its way to create a presence in the Middle East...
  • Lebanese parliament speaker: Boycott Trump administration

    01/16/2018 2:24:20 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/18
    Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has renewed his call for the transfer of Islamic embassies from Washington and for the boycott of United States President Donald Trump's administration until it reverses its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Warning of Trump's policies in the Arab world, Berri said: “We stand before attempts of a radical shift in American policies. Trump's decision is at the forefront of this coup.” Speaking on Tuesday at the Conference of Islamic Parliaments in Support of Jerusalem in Iran, Berri called for the closure of all “Israeli embassies in Arab and Islamic capitals,” he also called...
  • Palestinian leaders vote to urge PLO to suspend recognition of Israel

    01/15/2018 2:29:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    RAMALLAH — Palestinian leaders voted on Monday to call for the suspension of recognition of Israel, as they met in response to US President Donald Trump’s acknowledgement of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The vote ordered the Palestine Liberation Organisation to suspend its recognition of the Jewish state until Israel “recognizes the state of Palestine,” cancels its annexation of East Jerusalem, and stops settlement activity, a statement said. It was unclear if the vote by the Palestinian Central Council, a high-ranking arm of the PLO, was binding. A previous vote by the council in 2015 to suspend security coordination with Israel...
  • Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump

    01/15/2018 12:57:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies
    reuters.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | Noah Barkin
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with U.S. President Donald Trump. Merkel, who has been struggling to put together a government since a German election in September, had been expected to skip the annual gathering of leaders, CEOs, bankers and celebrities in the Swiss Alps for a third straight year. But after clinching a preliminary coalition agreement with the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) on Friday, German officials said Merkel could travel...
  • America Last? EU says Trump is losing on trade

    01/15/2018 12:53:47 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    ca.reuters.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | Philip Blenkinsop, Noah Barkin
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s trade tsar has no idea what Donald Trump will tell his audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, but she is clear what the EU’s message to the U.S. president will be. America is shooting itself in the foot by withdrawing from global leadership on trade, Cecilia Malmstrom, the 49-year-old Swede who has served as Europe’s trade commissioner for the past three years, told Reuters. Under Malmstrom’s direction, the EU has juggled a dizzying array of trade talks over the past year. In July it clinched a preliminary deal with Japan....
  • Soros Pledges Renewed Fight Against ‘Dominant Ideology’ Of Nationalism, Says EU ‘Verge of Breakdown’

    01/15/2018 11:43:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/17 | Victoria Friedman
    The progressive billionaire speculator George Soros has said he will ‘fight back’ against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism, whilst admitting that favoured globalist project the European Union is “on the verge of a breakdown”. Wistfully writing that Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) once ‘epitomised the optimism about the spread of Western-style democracy’ after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Financial Times described the scrutiny the global progressive body is experiencing amidst a wave of patriotism and populism and the ‘wilting’ attraction of the leftist agenda. Soros, alluding to the collapse of the USSR, told the left-liberal newspaper: “It’s déjŕ...
  • Iran Caught in “Missile Trap” After UN Report

    01/15/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 30 replies
    IranWire ^ | January 13, 2018
    Iran’s missile program has been the target of criticism by the US and the European Union for quite some time. When Yemeni Houthi rebels launched a missile toward Saudi Arabia on November 5, 2017, Iran was accused of having supplied it to them, a charge Iranian officials categorically denied. But on Friday, January 12, a United Nations panel concluded that the Islamic Republic had violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to the Shi'ite rebels in Yemen. In the 79-page report, the panel accuses Iran of violating UN Security Council Resolution 2216, passed in...
  • UN Finds Iranian Weapons Supplied To Yemeni Rebels, Violating UN Embargo

    01/15/2018 8:01:22 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    A United Nations panel in a new report has concluded that Iran violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to Shi'ite rebels in Yemen, backing up accusations made repeatedly by the United States. (excerpt "The panel said it came to the conclusion that Iran had manufactured the weapons the Yemeni rebels fired at Saudi Arabia, which leads an Arab coalition fighting on the side of the government against the rebels in Yemen's civil war. The panel said it found that design features of the missile debris were "consistent with those of the Iranian-designed and...
  • Trump Warns European Allies: Fix Iran Nuclear Deal’s ‘Disastrous Flaws’ — or America Withdraws

    01/14/2018 11:44:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2018 | ADELLE NAZARIAN13
    WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump’s decision to keep the United States in the Iran nuclear deal on Friday was coupled with a warning to his European allies: “Fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw.” “Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Instead, I have outlined two possible paths forward: either fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw,” Trump said in a statement. He added: I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, but only in order to secure our European...
  • Study finds that global warming exacerbates refugee crises

    01/15/2018 7:31:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 15, 2018 | by John Abraham
    The refugee crisis – particularly in the Mediterranean area – has received large amounts of new attention in the past few years, with people fleeing from Syria and entering the European Union emblematic of the problem. There has been some research connecting this refugee problem with changes to the climate. In particular, the years preceding the Syrian refugee crisis were characterized by a severe drought that reduced farm output and led to economic and social strife there. Separating out the influences of climate change from general social instability may be impossible, because they are intimately linked. But we do know...
  • Turkey Threatens to Arrest Citizens Traveling to U.S.

    01/15/2018 6:19:02 AM PST · by T Ruth · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2018 | Summarized from Rotters
    Reuters reports: ANKARA – Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States, saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel, the latest tit-for-tat volley in a diplomatic feud between the NATO allies.
  • US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees [fakenews headline: UNRWA]

    01/15/2018 5:06:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2018 1:07 AM EST | Matthew Lee and Julie Pace
    The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials. President Donald Trump hasn’t made a final decision, but appears more likely to send only $60 million of the planned $125 million first installment to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, said the officials, who weren’t authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity. Future contributions would require the agency,...