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  • Turkey's Erdogan Fans the Flames of Anti-Semitism

    12/15/2017 11:39:47 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 15 Dec 2017 10:57 AM | Lela Gilbert
    In recent days, rage directed at the United States, Israel, and Jews has caught fire in Istanbul’s roiling streets. Making matters worse, Turkey’s Islamist president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to have intentionally fanned the flames. This all began Dec. 6, when President Donald Trump declared: “In 1995, Congress adopted the Jerusalem Embassy Act, urging the federal government to relocate the American embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize that that city — and so importantly — is Israel’s capital. This act passed Congress by an overwhelming bipartisan majority and was reaffirmed by a unanimous vote of the Senate only six months...
  • Ben Shapiro: Trump Reverses the Obama Doctrine on Iran

    01/02/2018 6:59:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    nro ^ | Ben Shapiro
    In the past few days, thousands of Iranians have marched against the terrorist regime in Tehran. As of this writing, twelve of these Iranians have been murdered by the country’s Revolutionary Guard. Trump has tweeted his support for the protesters, spoken out in their favor, and made clear that he’d love to see them topple the regime itself. Contrast Trump’s behavior with that of the Obama administration, which deliberately ignored anti-regime protests in 2009, choosing instead to cozy favor with the regime and maximize Tehran’s regional power. The administration even went so far as to give Tehran a legal pathway...
  • ‘Cowardly and Criminal Lynching of Police’: France NYE Mob Attack on Female Officer Caught on Video

    01/02/2018 6:21:59 AM PST · by GonzoII · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jan 2018 | 2 Jan 2018
    New Year’s Eve celebrations in France led to national outcry after footage of a female police officer being savagely attacked surfaced, among reports that over 1,000 cars were burned overnight and 510 arrests took place. The female police officer was attacked alongside her male inspector in the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne by a large mob in the early hours of Monday morning, with both individuals being hospitalised. In the footage widely shared to social media, a large group of African appearance males stand around cheering as a female police officer is kicked to the ground, taking several blows to the...
  • Iranians Revolt. Why Now?

    12/30/2017 3:50:40 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 29,2017 | John Hinderaker
    We certainly should, and the Trump administration has. Via InstaPundit, this is the strong statement released by the State Department’s spokeswoman: We remember 2009, when Barack Obama, hell-bent on a fanciful alliance with the mullahs, shamefully betrayed the Iranians who rose up, expecting to be supported by us. The Trump administration’s response is of course a welcome contrast. But one wonders: why are Iranians rebelling now? Certainly they have economic grievances, but are these really new? What has happened, recently, to explain the current uprising? I wonder whether the Iranian rebellion has been incited, at least in part, by a...
  • Let’s Be Honest: The United Nations Is Anti-Semitic

    01/02/2018 5:38:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 12-28-2017 | Robert Jeffress
    At one of the White House Christmas parties, President Trump asked me to say a few words before I closed the evening with a prayer. I thanked the President for many things, including “having the guts to do what no other president has done in officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” “ Mr. President,” I said, “you are on the right side of history and the right side of God.” That the United Nations is on the wrong side of history and would condemn President Trump’s declaration about Jerusalem was completely expected . . . and totally illogical....
  • Netanyahu ridicules idea Israel behind Iran protests, chides Europe for silence

    01/02/2018 5:33:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 1 January 2018, 8:02 pm | TOI Staff
    Dismissing the notion of any Israeli connection to the ongoing protests in Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the “heroic” demonstrators protesting against the “cruel regime” in a YouTube video published Monday. “I heard today Iran’s President [Hassan] Rouhani’s claim that Israel is behind the protests in Iran. It’s not only false. It’s laughable. And unlike Rouhani, I will not insult the Iranian people. They deserve better,” the prime minister began. […] “Iran’s cruel regime wastes tens of billions of dollars spreading hate. This money could have built schools and hospitals,” Netanyahu said. “No wonder mothers and fathers are marching...
  • 'All the money Obama foolishly gave to Iran went to terrorism'

    01/02/2018 5:16:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 01/02/18 14:35 | updated: 15:11 | David Rosenberg
    President Donald Trump excoriated his predecessor Tuesday, castigating the transfer of funds during the Obama administration to the Iranian government, writing that the money never benefited the Iranian people, and was instead funneled to terrorist organizations. In a tweet Tuesday afternoon, President Trump again praised anti-government Iranian protests who have taken to the streets since Thursday to protest government corruption and the country’s high unemployment rates. “The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their ‘pockets.’ The people...
  • Iranian People's Call for Freedom

    01/02/2018 5:04:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 2, 2018 | Joseph Klein
    Trump sides with the protesters -- unlike Obama. The Iranian regime is facing the most serious threat from mass protests in the streets since the failed Green Revolution in 2009. What started out as scattered unrest over unemployment, rising food prices, costly military adventures and corruption has morphed into widespread anger at the country’s theocracy itself and its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. While Iran’s figurehead President Hassan Rouhani called for calm and claimed that people had the right to protest under Iran’s Constitution, riot police have lashed out at demonstrators, some of whom were reportedly heard chanting “death to...
  • THE IRANIAN EXPLOSION OF TRUTH-popular uprising that has the potential to avert a world war

    01/02/2018 5:02:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 2, 2018 | Caroline Glick
    A popular uprising that has the potential to avert a world war. If the Iranian regime is unable to brutally stomp out the countrywide protests raging through the country, and if the protesters achieve their goal of bringing down the regime, they will go down in history as the saviors of millions of people not just in Iran but throughout the world. Given the earth shattering potential of the protests it is extraordinary to see the liberal media in the US and Europe struggle to downplay their significance. . Aside from a lukewarm statement on Twitter from British Foreign Minister...
  • Israeli lawmakers pass law to hamstring dividing Jerusalem

    01/02/2018 4:53:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2018 3:10 AM EST
    Israel’s parliament has passed a law requiring a supermajority to relinquish control over any part of Jerusalem, a move that could hamstring the city’s division as part of a peace plan. The amendment passed on Tuesday bars the government from ceding Israeli sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem without approval of at least 80 of the legislature’s 120 members. The law itself can be overturned with a simple majority, however, making it largely symbolic. …
  • Dem Tim Kaine on Iran Protests: Drop Travel Ban

    01/02/2018 4:28:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For Democrats, any excuse to open the immigration floodgates is good. Take Hillary’s failed VP running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, and his response to the Iran protests. Of all the ways the United States could support the protesters, what pops into Kaine’s cranium? Yup, as Kaine tweeted [emphasis added]: “Big step US could take to support democracy movement in Iran: Drop the Iranian travel ban.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Kuwaiti report: US gives Israel go-ahead to kill powerful Iranian general

    01/01/2018 12:59:41 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 1 Jan 2018 | Sue Series
    Newspaper says Washington and Jerusalem have overcome the differences that saw Americans tipping off Tehran about Israeli attempt to kill Qassem Soleimani 3 years ago. US intelligence agencies have given Israel the green light to assassinate the senior Iranian responsible for coordinating military activity on behalf of the Islamic Republic in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida. For the past 20 years or so, Qassem Soleimani has commanded the Quds Force — the branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards responsible for military and clandestine operations outside of the Islamic Republic.
  • London Review of Books Mocks MSM Embrace of Trump-Russia Collusion

    01/01/2018 2:54:36 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 1, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Despite cracks beginning to emerge in the mainstream media such as the CNN legal analyst declaring last week that Trump is right about the FBI, they continue to cling for the most part to their beloved orthodoxy that there was collusion between Russia and the Donald Trump presidential campaign. It is this near religious belief that was mocked in the January 4 London Review of the Books. That leftist periodical is certainly no fan of Trump as a quick perusal of its pages would confirm but they are honest enough to admit that the MSM is absurd for swallowing the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy...
  • Kim Jong-un’s Overture to South Korea Signals Possible Thaw in Nuclear Crisis

    12/31/2017 9:54:06 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 31, 2017 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, moved Monday to ease his country’s isolation by offering to send a delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, even as he claimed to have accomplished the ability to launch a nuclear missile at the mainland United States. Mixing the nuclear threat with an overture for easing tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula, Mr. Kim proposed immediate dialogue with South Korea to discuss the North’s participation in the Olympics. If such talks were held, they would mark the first time the two Koreas have had an official dialogue since the South’s new...
  • Bill Clinton: Saddam's Aides Mostly 'Good, Decent'

    11/17/2005 8:15:29 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 134 replies · 2,679+ views
    News Max ^ | Nov. 17, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Former president Bill Clinton praised Saddam Hussein's lieutenants and their underlings on Tuesday, saying they were mostly "good" and "decent" people." "When [the U.S.] kicked out Saddam, they decided to dismantle the whole authority structure," Clinton told an audience at American University in Dubai. "Most of the people who were part of that structure were good, decent people who were making the best out of a very bad situation," he added. While Clinton didn't name, names, Saddam's authority structure was dominated by his two murderous sons, Uday and Qusay, as well as notorious characters like Ali Hassan al-Majid, [aka Chemical...
  • Hillary Clinton and Senators Plan Own Trip to Pyongyang, North Korea: Sources

    03/06/2005 5:24:41 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 2,144+ views
    Yonhap News (South Korea) ^ | March 7, 2005 | Byun Duk-kun
    Hillary Clinton and Senators Plan Own Trip to Pyongyang: Sources SEOUL, March 7 (Yonhap) -- Hillary Clinton and four other U.S. senators are working to arrange their own trip to Pyongyang to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, sources here said Monday. "U.S. senators such as Hillary Clinton and Chuck Hagel have always been interested in North Korean issues," said Lee Young-tak, a secretary to the chairman of the minor opposition Millennium Democratic Party (MDP), Han Hwa-kap. The MDP chairman also heads the Asian side of the Asia-U.S. Network, a forum of lawmakers from both continents, and has...
  • Rare, 2,700-year-old clay seal discovered in Jerusalem

    01/01/2018 3:47:23 PM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Caleb Parke | Caleb Parke
    Israeli archaeologists made a rare discovery in the Western Wall Plaza, unearthing a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression that experts say belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem. The artifact, as first reported by Reuters, is inscribed in an ancient Hebrew script “belonging to the governor of the city” and was likely attached to a shipment or sent as a souvenir on behalf of the governor, the most prominent local position held in Jerusalem at the time, the Israel Antiquities Authority said. The impression, the size of a small coin, depicts two standing men, facing each other in a mirror-like manner...
  • France sets up tax dept to investigate Jews

    12/30/2017 4:29:59 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 46 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | December 30, 2017 | Ela Levi-Weinrib
    In Paris's 12th arrondissement, on Bercy Street by the banks of the River Seine, on the 13th floor of the Ministry of Finance is France's tax authority headquarters. Something has been afoot there recently that is liable to upset French Jews and spook their relations with the country in which they live. Under the radar, a secret department has been created with the sole purpose of handling tax evasion by French Jews. "Globes" can reveal for the first time the details of the secret department that is targeting Jews in France and new immigrants from France in Israel.
  • Macron vows 'French renaissance' in 2018

    12/31/2017 5:21:49 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/31/2017 | Clare Byrne
    President Emmanuel Macron vowed to pursue his reform agenda with the "same intensity" in 2018 and kickstart a "French renaissance" in his first New Year's address as leader, which comes as the economy picks up. Despite winning May's presidential election on a promise to ditch politics as usual Macron stuck with tradition in Sunday's televised address from the Elysee Palace, which began and ended with the national anthem. Seated at his desk, wearing a dark suit and tie, Macron cited some of his achievements in his first seven months in his office, including his overhaul of the labour code. "These...
  • France Aims to Develop Moscow-Beijing Trade 'Backbone' Amid US-UK Uncertainty

    01/01/2018 3:21:58 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 7 replies
    "We are moving from a world dominated by very exclusive trans-Atlantic relations towards a rebalancing," Le Maire said, during a two-day trip to Moscow in December. France wants to create a trade "backbone" stretching from Europe via Moscow to Beijing, the minister revealed. He also criticized the US threat of "extraterritorial sanctions," with which Washington tries to pressure foreign companies with operations in the US into forgoing business in Russia. Extraterritorial sanctions would make the US "the de facto gendarme of global trade," Mr Le Maire warned. "That is contrary to our vision of a multilateral global organization," he warned.