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  • Sources: Biden adviser discussed possible outreach to Iran with Oman

    05/30/2023 7:25:05 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 5/31/2023 | Israel National News
    Officials say Biden's Middle East adviser visited Oman this month to discuss possible diplomatic outreach to Iran regarding its nuclear program Brett McGurk, US President Joe Biden's senior Middle East advisor, took a low-profile trip to Oman earlier this month for talks with Omani officials on possible diplomatic outreach to Iran regarding its nuclear program, five US, Israeli and European officials told Barak Ravid of Axios on Tuesday. According to the report, McGurk traveled to Muscat on May 8 after a trip to Saudi Arabia with national security adviser Jake Sullivan and a visit to Israel to brief Prime Minister...
  • Prigozhin to be sent to Sudan: What fate awaits Wagner leader?

    05/28/2023 12:38:33 PM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 28, 2023
    The current hysterical actions and statements of Prigozhin are a consequence of his attempt to save himself from the anger of the Kremlin’s top leadership. ... The Wagner Group chief was also unable to capture Bakhmut after months of fighting, despite receiving Putin’s approval to recruit criminals strictly for the purpose. So, Prigozhin’s recent statements about withdrawing his group from Bakhmut and his extensive interview on the topic of how “we can f**k up Russia thanks to the Kremlin elite” are nothing more than an attempt at self-defense. Prigozhin is a product of the Putin system, but now his position...
  • Report: US demanding Israel drop judicial reform for Saudi peace talks

    05/23/2023 1:53:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/23 | Gary Willig
    The Biden Administration has demanded that the Israeli government drop judicial reform from its agenda in exchange for the normalization of the Jewish State's relations with Saudi Arabia, Channel 12 News reported this evening (Tuesday). According to the report, the Saudis are demanding the resumption of peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, while the US was the party to raise the demand over the judicial reforms in exchange for mediating the normalization talks. On Sunday, it was reported that Bahrain had been mediating negotiations between Israel and Saudi Arabia on aspects of normalization, such as allowing direct flights between the...
  • Iran Seizes Third Oil Tanker As U.S. Boosts Military Presence

    05/18/2023 2:49:19 AM PDT · by EBH · 14 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 5/15/23 | Alex Kimani
    The Bahrain-based U.S. fleet continues to monitor the situation in the Persian Gulf. Over the past two years, Iran has attacked, interfered with or harassed the navigational rights of 15 internationally flagged commercial vessels, U.S. officials have revealed. Late last month, Iran’s state television showed footage of the country’s navy commandos in a helicopter operation boarding the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Advantage Sweet. The Turkish-operated, Chinese-owned tanker was reportedly bound for Houston, Texas carrying Kuwaiti crude oil for U.S. energy giant Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX). Iran claimed that the tanker collided with an unidentified Iranian vessel hours prior to its seizure, with...
  • Islamic Jihad leadership: Elimination of our commanders will bring new, better ones

    05/16/2023 3:23:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/23 | Dalit Halevy
    Ziad Al-Nakhala, the leader of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, spoke with the families of those who were killed in IDF air strikes in the Gaza Strip last week, including senior commanders of the Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front and the Mujahideen Brigades organizations. Al-Nakhala noted that “the blood of the shaheeds will continue to be the fuel of the Palestinian resistance against Zionist terrorism", and added that it strengthens the determination "to continue on the path of jihad and fighting until the liberation of Palestine and the return of the refugees." Meanwhile, Ahmed Al-Mudallal, a member of the political...
  • Ancient Coptic Church Torched in Egypt

    05/16/2023 6:45:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 05/02/2023 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Ancient Coptic Church Torched in Egypt. Yet another Coptic Christian church has been consumed by flames (images follow). On Mar. 29, 2023, a massive fire broke out in the Church of the Virgin, Archangel Michael, Abu Sefein and Saint Anba Karas in Assyut, Egypt. Sections of it were reportedly “ancient.” According to a statement from the diocese, “The fire occurred around 4 a.m. and completely consumed the church and its appurtenances, as it was built of wood, as well as the ancient church, which consists of walls and a wooden ceiling.” Fortunately, no lives were lost in the conflagration. According...
  • Study points to Samaria's untapped wind power potential

    05/15/2023 5:54:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Researchers from Ariel University have conducted a study of wind speed statistics in the Samaria region of Israel and have found that the area holds potential for wind energy production. The study analyzed 11 years of wind data provided by the Israeli Meteorological Service and found a cumulative mean wind speed of 4.53 m/s and a prevailing wind direction characterized by a cumulative mean azimuth of 226°. The study's co-author, Professor Asher Yahalom from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Ariel University explained that "we analyzed long-term wind data for the Samaria region and found that wind speeds...
  • Islamic Jihad: ‘If Israeli escalation continues, we won’t stop before Flag March’

    05/14/2023 7:38:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/23
    Palestinian Islamic Jihad is threatening to draw out the fighting with Israel, with a source in the Gaza-based terror group telling Saudi-based Al-Hadath, “If the Israeli escalation continues, we won’t stop before the Flag March” in Jerusalem next week. The source is also quoted saying that PIJ wasn’t informed of Israel’s decision to halt ceasefire talks, adding that Egypt presented a proposal and the organization is waiting for the Israeli...
  • New rocket barrages at south, center following ceasefire reports

    05/10/2023 10:24:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/5/23
    Additional barrages of rockets have been fired at communities in southern and central Israel this evening (Wednesday) after Egyptian media reported that Egypt had brokered a ceasefire agreement between Israel and the terrorist organizations and the Gaza Strip which has already gone into effect. Israeli officials have acknowledged that contacts have been made with the Egyptian government on the possibility of a ceasefire, but have not acknowledged that any agreement has been reached. "Egypt approached us with a request for a cease-fire - the issue will be examined," Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said in an interview with Kan News. At...
  • Obama avoids questions twice

    02/11/2011 3:58:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 02/11/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    White House reporters are getting real used to the image of President Obama walking away from them. Twice on Friday, Obama made a statement in front of reporters, and both times he refused to answer questions about events in Egypt, which he himself described as world changing. At first, Obama was scheduled to read a statement in the briefing room in the early afternoon, just before Robert Gibbs’s final press briefing. That venue would have given the dozens of journalists in the briefing room a chance to shout questions at Obama, but they never got the opportunity – the White...
  • Clash of Generals: Future of Sudan's political landscape, regional stability at stake

    05/03/2023 7:17:12 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya English ^ | May 3, 2023 | Tuqa Khalid
    Sudan's Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (L) in Khartoum on December 5, 2022, and Sudan's paramilitary Rapid Support Forces commander, General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (Hemedti), in Khartoum on June 8, 2022.
  • Sudan crisis: Turkish evacuation plane fired on

    04/28/2023 9:41:28 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 hours ago | unattributed
    A Turkish evacuation plane coming into land at an airbase outside Sudan's capital, Khartoum, has been fired at, Turkey's defence ministry confirms.No-one was injured and it landed safely at Wadi Seidna, where it was being checked.Sudan's army blamed paramilitary fighters for firing at the aircraft and damaging its fuel system.The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) denied the allegation, saying it was committed to the extended humanitarian truce.The rival military factions agreed to an extension of their ceasefire at midnight local time (22:00 GMT on Thursday) for a further three days.It has had only a limited effect, with army jets continuing to...
  • Vanished, Under Force of Time and an Inconstant Earth

    09/06/2005 11:55:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies · 749+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 6, 2005 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    Nothing lasts forever. Just ask Ozymandias, or Nate Fisher. Only the wind inhabits the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde in Colorado, birds and vines the pyramids of the Maya. Sand and silence have swallowed the clamors of frankincense traders and camels in the old desert center of Ubar. Troy was buried for centuries before it was uncovered. Parts of the Great Library of Alexandria, center of learning in the ancient world, might be sleeping with the fishes, off Egypt's coast in the Mediterranean. "Cities rise and fall depending on what made them go in the first place," said Peirce Lewis,...
  • Why do Israelis live so long? Mandatory military service could be one factor

    04/19/2023 5:39:41 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 21 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Wednesday April 19, 2023 | Sharon Kirkey
    As remarkable as her surgery sounds, she isn’t the oldest Israeli recipient of a pacemaker. Over the last decade, Atar’s team has placed pacemakers inside the bodies of at least three others older than 100. The eldest was 107.... Doctors judge according to biological age, and not chronological age, considering factors like a clear mind, lifestyle and diet, normal or low blood pressure, kidney function, the absence or not of diabetes. “All are predictors of longevity,” said Atar ... “May you live until 120” is a traditional Jewish birthday blessing, and Israelis already enjoy one of the longest life expectancies...
  • Ex-IDF intel chief: Overhaul damage to Israel's national security may be irreversible In interview with Zman Yisrael, Maj. Gen. Tamir Hayman says he no longer trusts Netanyahu on matters of national security...

    04/10/2023 7:52:04 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 4/10/2023 | Amir Bar Shalom, TOI Staff
    cautions premier may no longer be thinking rationally. Former military intelligence chief Maj. Gen. (res.) Tamir Hayman says he no longer trusts Benjamin Netanyahu's judgement on matters of security after the prime minister's attempt to fire Yoav Gallant as defense minister, and that some of the damage to Israel's economy and social cohesion, and its ties with the US, inflicted by the government's currently suspended push to overhaul the judiciary may be irreversible. In an interview (Hebrew link) with the Times of Israel's sister site Zman Israel, Hayman said he didn't have a rational explanation for Netanyahu's recent behavior...
  • Ilhan Omar embarks on new path no longer defined by ‘firsts’

    04/09/2023 6:54:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 9, 2023 | By FARNOUSH AMIRI (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was winding up for a speech at a Minnesota clean energy facility when he spotted a lawmaker in the crowd whom he wanted to recognize. “I want to thank you for being here,” Biden said, gesturing toward Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar during his recent visit. “You never stop working to level the playing field for everybody.” For Omar, the quick flash of praise from Biden — who was neither her first nor second choice to be the party’s 2020 White House nominee — was more than just a courtesy shout-out during a presidential visit...
  • Israeli police storm Al-Aqsa mosque, arresting hundreds

    04/05/2023 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | APRIL 5, 2023 / 5:32 AM | By Darryl Coote
    VIDEO AT LINK............... April 5 (UPI) -- Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque on Tuesday night, arresting hundreds of people they said had barricaded themselves in the building, prompting retaliatory rockets to be launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel and for Israel to respond with airstrikes. The escalating series of violence comes as Muslims celebrate Ramadan and Jews prepare for their Passover holiday and which began with police storming Al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem, arresting more than 350 people. Israel Police said the suspects, "including masked individuals, stone and firework hurlers/throwers and individuals suspected of desecrating the mosque" were...
  • Live* Tel-Aviv riots

    https://t.me/beholdisraelchannel/14489 Less than 48 hours since the Iranian attack on the US bases in eastern Syria Reinforcements of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards crossed the Iraqi border towards the city of al-Mayadeen, they were accompanied by experts from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and trucks carrying missiles. A Russian source reports an increase in the alert level of Egypt's 2nd and 3rd Army in the Suez Canal area. Might be a campaign of disinformation The protests in israel are funded by foreign governments as well as by organizing affiliated with Soros. Billions of dollars were so far poured into them.
  • France 24 Journalists Suspended For Praising Hitler and Hamas, Following CAMERA Report

    03/17/2023 11:34:48 AM PDT · by Postel · 22 replies
    Camera ^ | Mar 12, 2023
    CAMERA’s exposé, which can be read here in full, demonstrates that the four journalists failed to live up to France 24’s charter of ethics. In numerous social media posts, the journalists can be seen praising Hitler, minimizing the Holocaust, and glorifying Hamas-affiliated terrorists who murdered and maimed scores of Jewish civilians. “Professional journalists are expected to hold up basic standards of objectivity, which obviously includes not cheerleading for Hitler and Hamas-inspired terrorism,” said Andrea Levin, CAMERA executive director. “We commend France 24 for promptly investigating this serious situation, and we hope that the news outlet cuts ties with these apologists...
  • Egyptian researcher: ‘Islam has a problem with other religions, human rights, civil values, and personal liberties

    02/28/2023 5:03:42 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | February 27, 2023 | Robert Spencer
    It would be interesting to see a “moderate Muslim” spokesman in the West, one of the legion who hoodwink conservatives by claiming that Islam, rightly understood, is peaceful and benign, discuss or debate these assertions with Islam Behery, or try to refute what he says here. Instead, they will ignore it. Now, why is that? “Egyptian Researcher Islam Behery: Mainstream Islamic Scholarship Is Radical, Leads To Terrorism – It Seeks To Wage Jihad, Spread Islam,” MEMRI, January 29, 2023: https://www.memri.org/tv/egyptian-researcher-behery-islamic-jurisprudence-needs-reform-terrorism-jihad Egyptian researcher Islam Behery said in a January 29, 2023 interview on Sky News Arabia (UAE) that like other fields...