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  • Trump envoy Jared Kushner to lead US delegation to Israel

    10/18/2019 7:00:18 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 10 replies
    israelhayom.com ^ | October 18, 2019 | Israel Hayom Staff
    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a US delegation to Israel at the end of the month to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz, a senior administration official said on Thursday. Kushner has been leading President Donald Trump's effort to develop a peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians. After proposing a $60 billion aid package for the region last summer, he has yet to unveil a proposed political plan that gets at the thorniest issues in the decades-old conflict, with Netanyahu struggling to form a governing coalition. The official, speaking on condition...
  • Syria cease-fire in question after fighting, shelling reported

    10/18/2019 1:33:20 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 43 replies
    FoxNews - Breaking News Alert ^ | 18 October 2019 | Edmund Demarche
    https://www.foxnews.com/world/fighting-breaks-out-in-syrian-town-despite-cease-fire-reporters-say Just hours after President Trump announced a cease-fire between Turkish and Kurdish-led forces in Syria, journalists have reported continued fighting in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn on Friday morning, while other areas have reported relative calm since the agreement.
  • Romney slams ceasefire deal, calls Trump's Syria move 'a bloodstain' in US history

    10/17/2019 3:03:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/19 03:41 PM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) ripped the administration over the recently announced cease-fire in Syria, calling President Trump's decision to withdraw troops "a bloodstain in the annals of American history." "The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached," Romney said. Romney's Senate floor speech came after Vice President Pence announced a five-day cease-fire. Under the agreement Pence said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan agreed to halt Turkey’s offensive in Syria for 120 hours in...
  • Turkish President Erdogan 'threw Trump's Syria letter in bin'

    10/17/2019 3:18:53 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Oct 16 ,2019 | BBC World News
    President Erdogan received the letter, thoroughly rejected it and put it in the bin.
  • Saudi, Sudanese Troops Arrive in Aden Area After Yemen Denies Deal With Separatists

    10/16/2019 4:01:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 00:19 17.10.2019 | SALEH AL-OBEIDI
    Saudi, Sudanese Troops Arrive in Aden Area After Yemen Denies Deal With Separatists AFP 2019 / SALEH AL-OBEIDI 00:19 17.10.2019 CAIRO (Sputnik) - Saudi and Sudanese troops, tanks and other military hardware rolled into the southern Yemeni province of Aden on Wednesday, a local government source said. The deployment of troops allied with the Yemeni government comes a day after it denied that a deal would soon be inked with separatists that would allow the cabinet to retake its interim seat in Aden. The reinforcements have been stationed west of the key port city between the Aden airport and...
  • Condoleezza, Abdullah, Israelis Living in Virtual Realities

    06/17/2007 1:55:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 387+ views
    The Media Line ^ | June 17, 2007 | Malcolm Lowe
    Why, it is often asked, is the Arab-Israel conflict so intractable? Part of the reason is that the various protagonists live each in a mental framework that ignores fundamental facts. Mostly these facts have been reported in the public media. But their significance is overlooked because it lies outside the virtual realities that those protagonists have created for themselves over long years. Thus it is that the Hamas victory in Gaza has left the "international community" flummoxed. Once again, the inevitable arrived to everyone's surprise. For weeks, the area had been awash in a stream of visiting foreign ministers. Each...
  • Woman charged with plot to plant bombs in central London

    10/16/2019 10:37:09 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | 16 October 2019
    A woman has been charged with terrorism offences after allegedly scoping out St Paul's Cathedral for a place to plant a bomb, police have said. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, from Hayes, Middlesex, was charged on Wednesday following an investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.
  • Dont Romanticize the Kurds: A wake-up call about extensive Kurdish human rights violations

    10/16/2019 8:38:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/16/2019 | Andrew Bostom
    Uninformed savants across the political spectrum have pilloried President Trump for his eminently rational decision todraw downthe U.S. troop commitment (initially,only 25, as it turns out!) to theSyrian morass(whose dynamic has remainedlargely unchangedsince the late 1940s). Most of the ire directed at Mr. Trump has to do with hand-wringing over our Kurdish allies, even after the PresidentwarnedTurkey not to engage in its habitual behaviors since Ataturkcreated hisethno-racst state towards the Kurds. Regardless, here are a few salient points one should bear in mind about the Kurds which the hand-wringers conveniently ignore in their hagiographies:Kurdish predatory mass killings of Christians...
  • Kurdish reality check

    10/14/2019 7:26:48 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 29 replies
    Vanity | october 14, 2019 | Lonestar67
    I have researched and published considerably on the question of genocide. The current nonsense in the media about President Trump abandoning the Kurds is nonsense. It is more than evident that the media's interest in the Kurds is purely a cynical attempt to gain more adherents for a continually failing Never Trump movement. Here are several key reasons the Kurds have not been abandoned by President Trump and no one should draw a negative implication to the Trump decision to reduce our troop presence in Syria: 1. The Media Elite abandoned the Kurds when they Annihilated President Bush on the...
  • When Terrorists Rule: The Truth About Gaza

    10/14/2019 6:53:45 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | OCT 14, 2019 9:00 AM | RAMI DABBAS
    When Terrorists Rule: The Truth About Gaza OCT 14, 2019 9:00 AM BY RAMI DABBAS T Hamas is the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. When such groups and theocratic regimes reach power, this is terrorism. How the terrorist dictatorship Hamas controls Gaza with an iron fist has finally been exposed, revealing its ugly face and providing the clearest example of how repressive terrorist movements deal with their own people when they reach power. Hamas has recently arrested hundreds of protesters suffering from poor economic conditions and lack of services, and hundreds of...
  • Kurds reach deal with Syrian army

    10/13/2019 5:26:48 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 October, 2019 | BBC
    The Kurds in Syria say the Syrian government has agreed to send its army to the northern border to try to halt Turkey's offensive against them. Syrian state media earlier reported that government forces had been deployed to the north. It follows the US decision to pull all its remaining troops from the area... (Turkey said) It also plans to resettle more than three million Syrian refugees currently in Turkey within the zone. Many of them are not Kurds. Critics have warned this could lead to ethnic cleansing of the local Kurdish population. (Just as Turkey did after it took...
  • Trump did not betray the Kurds

    10/12/2019 8:31:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Caroline Glick ^ | October 11, 2019 | Caroline Glick
    The near consensus view of President Donald Trumps decision to remove US special forces from the Syrian border with Turkey is that Trump is enabling a Turkish invasion and double crossing the Syrian Kurds who have fought with the Americans for five years against ISIS. Trumps move, the thinking goes, harms US credibility and undermines US power in the region and throughout the world. There are several problems with this narrative. The first is that it assumes that until this week, the US had power and influence in Syria when in fact, by design, the US went to great lengths...
  • Latest Trump Tweets concerning Kurds

    10/13/2019 7:17:52 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    Twittwer ^ | 10/13/2019 | President Trump
    Do you remember two years ago when Iraq was going to fight the Kurds in a different part of Syria. Many people wanted us to fight with the Kurds against Iraq, who we just fought for. I said no, and the Kurds left the fight, twice. Now the same thing is happening with Turkey...... .....The Kurds and Turkey have been fighting for many years. Turkey considers the PKK the worst terrorists of all. Others may want to come in and fight for one side or the other. Let them! We are monitoring the situation closely. Endless Wars! Dealing with @LindseyGrahamSC...
  • Missing the Bigger Picture in Kurdish Syria: Misunderstanding our military withdrawal

    10/12/2019 7:39:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/12/2019 | By Lt. Col. Robert L. Maginnis, US Army Ret.
    President Trumps decision to withdraw our few troops from the Syria-Turkey border area earned him considerable criticism from allies. Senator Lindsey Graham said the decision is a catastrophe in the making. Representative Lin Cheney said its a catastrophic mistake. Former UN Secretary Nikki Haley said, We must always have the backs of our allies. President Trump has answered these critics. The Kurds were engaged in a contractual relationship fighting the Islamic State (ISIS). They were well paid and equipped for their fighting, much like any mercenary group. Further, they were given three years to consolidate eastern Syria to feed their...
  • Turkey's Syria Offensive 'Invasion' of Arab Land: Arab League Secretary General

    10/12/2019 6:55:56 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 13 replies
    US News ^ | October 12, 2019
    CAIRO (REUTERS) - ARAB League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Saturday led Arab foreign ministers in lambasting Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria as an "invasion of an Arab state's land and an aggression on its sovereignty". Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, president of the current Arab League session, also condemned Turkey's offensive into Syria during an emergency meeting of the body, called by Egypt. The offensive "will exacerbate humanitarian crises, increase the suffering of the Syrian people, and strengthen the ability of terrorists to reorganize their remnants," Alhakim said. Alhakim and Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called...
  • Isis prisoners break out of Syrian jail following Turkish bombing raid

    10/11/2019 8:45:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Five Isis militants have reportedly broken out of a prison in northern Syria following Turkish mortar strikes nearby. The detainees fled from a jail in Qamishli city, according to a spokesman in the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as reported by the Independent. It follows earlier reports that the SDF had stopped operations against the terror group to defend against the Turkish advances. As more Kurdish fighters left their posts, makeshift prisons holding Islamic State fighters would become vulnerable to escapes, they warned. Separately, women affiliated with the extremist group attacked security officers at a camp in one of the...
  • The Enemy Within: How a Member of French Intelligence Turned to Terror

    10/10/2019 7:47:58 AM PDT · by karpov · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 10, 2019 | Matthew Dalton and Noemie Bisserbe
    PARISAs police intelligence agents in Paris tracked Islamist radicals over the summer, one of their longtime colleagues was quietly embracing a more extreme version of his Muslim faith. While away from the office, Mickal Harpon, a 45-year-old convert to Islam, had begun dressing in more religious garb and established ties with followers of Salafism, a fundamentalist strain of Islam, according to prosecutors. At work, he appeared to avoid physical contact with women, colleagues would later tell prosecutors. During his lunch break last week, Harpon bought two knives, returned to the office and stabbed four of his colleagues to death. He...
  • Prison.. bombed by troops 'in bid to help ISIS militants escape'

    10/10/2019 7:39:23 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10 October, 2019 | ROSS IBBETSON
    British jihadi Jack Letts may have been staying at an ISIS jail which the Kurds say was shelled by Turkey last night in a 'clear attempt' to liberate locked up fighters. Explosions in the town of Qamishli, near the Iraqi border, rocked the Chirkin prison where militants from some 60 countries are being kept, guards said on Thursday... Mustafa Bali, spokesman for Kurdish forces in northern Syria, said today the Chirkin prison is where 'the most dangerous jihadists' are held... A senior Kurdish official warned today that ISIS militants could break out of prisons in northeast Syria as fighting intensifies...
  • 2 shot dead outside German synagogue on Yom Kippur

    10/09/2019 11:12:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/10/19
    BBC Video At least two people were shot dead on a street in the German city of Halle on Wednesday, police said, with witnesses saying that a synagogue was among the gunmen's targets as Jews marked the holy day of Yom Kippur. One suspect was captured but with a manhunt ongoing for other perpetrators, security has been tightened in synagogues in other eastern German cities while Halle itself was in lockdown. "Early indications show that two people were killed in Halle. Several shots were fired," police said on Twitter, urging residents in the area to stay indoors. Police said the...
  • Terrifying moment Yom Kippur gunman opens fire on German streets as two people are killed in gun

    10/09/2019 7:46:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Published: 07:11 EDT, 9 October 2019 | Updated: 10:38 EDT, 9 October 2019 | By Chris Pleasance
    Gunmen wearing military fatigues opened fire outside synagogue in the German city of Halle on Wednesday At least two people, including one woman, were killed in the attack and several more were injured Police say they have arrested one man and urged people to 'stay alert' while the manhunt continues Shocking video shows one man dressed in black tactical gear and wearing a helmet firing on the street Attack happened on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, which is traditionally spent fasting and praying At least two people have been killed after gunmen attacked a synagogue in Germany on...