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  • Clyburn: ‘I’ve Always Had a Real Problem with Netanyahu, and That Continues to Be Today

    02/19/2024 5:33:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/19/2024 | Jeff poor
    During Sunday’s broadcast of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) voiced his disapproval of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s leadership. Clyburn, a confidant of President Joe Biden, argued Netanyahu’s leadership had been bad for Israel. However, he would not go as far as to say Biden agreed with him about Netanyahu. “When it comes to Israel, should he stick with his position on Prime Minister Netanyahu or perhaps rethink that relationship?” “Face the Nation” host Robert Costa asked.
  • Gold Worth $2.5 Million Found Hidden in Tank Bought on eBay

    02/18/2024 5:42:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | February 17, 2024 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    A military enthusiast bought a tank on eBay recently and discovered $2.5 million of gold bars hidden inside in one of the most unexpected and intriguing places where gold has been found. Nick Mead discovered the five gold bars stashed inside the diesel tank of the ex-Iraqi Army Type 69, a Chinese copy of the Soviet T-55, back in 2017. It’s believed the bullion was looted by plundering Iraqi soldiers during the 1990 invasion of Kuwait but forgotten about inside the 36.7-ton tank. Man regrets handing in the gold found in the tank from eBay Stunned by the discovery, Mead...
  • Gantz to US Jewish leaders: Path to peace not through 1-sided recognition of PA state

    02/18/2024 6:18:23 AM PST · by silent majority rising · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | February 18, 2024 | Staff
    National Unity party chairman Minister Benny Gantz addressed the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations today (Sunday) and discussed the war against Hamas and criticized international attempts to impose a Palestinian state at this time. Gantz began his remarks by saying that "Our home is under attack. Today, and since October 7th - We have all come together to defend it." "October 7th was a vile display of our enemy’s inhumanity," he said. "What followed, were waves of antisemitism around the world, on the streets and campuses, leaving us with one clear takeaway." Gantz called for the formation...
  • Israel President Herzog to Blinken: We must finish ‘eradicating’ Hamas before pursuing normalization opportunities

    02/17/2024 9:39:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 02/17/2024
    President Isaac Herzog meets with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. In public remarks before the meeting, Blinken says the US is “doing everything possible” to return the hostages held by Hamas and stresses the Biden administration is “thinking, as we always do, about Israel’s security both today, but also for every day, for the long term.” “We’re thinking of the suffering of people caught up in the middle of conflict, including the Palestinian men, women and children in Gaza,” he says. “We’re thinking as well of the genuine opportunities that lie...
  • Egypt never warned Israel of possible Gaza attack, official says - report

    10/11/2023 1:52:38 AM PDT · by linMcHlp · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post (Breaking News) ^ | October 11, 2023 Wednesday | Walla
    Egypt did not ever warn Israel of a major attack from Gaza in the days leading up to the current war with Hamas, an Egyptian official told the newspaper Al-Shuruk on Wednesday. This is despite previous reports, which claimed officials in Cairo had warned senior Israeli officials in advance.
  • If we fail to act on climate change, Iraq will be doomed

    02/15/2024 11:09:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Arab News ^ | February 15, 2024 | DR. MAJID RAFIZADEH
    While much of the attention in discussions about climate change often focuses on areas such as the Arctic or small island nations, the effects on regions such as the Middle East, and particularly Iraq, is often overlooked. Yet, the consequences of climate change in Iraq are profound and far-reaching, affecting not only the environment but also exacerbating existing social, economic and political challenges. As the world grapples with the wider existential threat, it is critical that we shed light on the plight of Iraq and outline the actions both the country and the international community must take to address this...
  • How Biden Allowed Iran to Save Its Terror-Supporting Officers in Syria

    02/14/2024 11:12:46 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 13, 2024 | Spencer Brown
    Following the deadly Iran-backed attack on American troops in Jordan on January 28, Biden and his Pentagon brass pledged a "multi-tier" response for the brazen assault that killed three U.S. service members. The retributive strikes saw at least one senior leader of Kata'ib Hezbollah — one of the handful of Iran-backed terrorist organizations that have been coordinating scores of attacks on U.S. troops in the Middle East since October — in Baghdad, but there was a notable lack of punishment for the source of all the chaos in the region: the regime in Tehran. It appears that was by Biden's...
  • Jordan’s King Abdullah: October 7 attacks cannot be accepted by any Muslim

    02/12/2024 6:51:16 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/13/24 | Jacob Magid
    Jordan’s King Abdullah gives one of his most pointed criticisms of Hamas’s October 7 terror onslaught. “All attacks against innocent civilians, women and children, including those of October 7, cannot be accepted by any Muslim,” he says alongside US President Joe Biden. “As I have previously stressed, we must make sure the horrors of the past few months since October 7, are never repeated, nor accepted by any human being.” “We must together, along with Arab partners and the international community, step up efforts to reach a ceasefire in Gaza and immediately start working to create a political horizon that...
  • Israel Gaza War Sparks a Revolution on LinkedIn

    02/12/2024 4:17:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Israel21c ^ | February 12 | Jonathan Frenkel
    Once considered a place for business only, the Gaza war has prompted a wave of increasingly political content, particularly among Israeli technology leaders. How will this change the platform?The Israel Gaza war is impacting how people consume social media, even on generally apolitical platforms such as LinkedIn. Traditionally, LinkedIn has been where professionals post their expertise and network online to generate business opportunities. Since its acquisition by Microsoft in 2016, however, LinkedIn has become an active content platform, too. Since October 7, the amount of political content posted on LinkedIn is unprecedented, breaking a social norm on the platform. LinkedIn...
  • Faced with no chance of parole, ex-soldier convicted of killing Iraqi family hangs self

    02/28/2014 7:47:25 AM PST · by Conscience of a Conservative · 30 replies
    Fox News (AP) ^ | February 20, 2014 | Associated Press
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Facing life in federal prison with no chance at parole while carrying a conviction of raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, a former U.S. soldier hanged himself in his cell in Arizona. Steven Dale Green, 28, of Midland, Texas, did not leave a note explaining the reason for taking his own life over the weekend. He died five years after a federal jury spared him a death sentence in the attack on the teenage girl and the shotgun slaying of her mother, father and younger sister near Mahmoudiya, Iraq, in 2006.
  • Italy Donates Replica of Bull of Nimrud Destroyed by Isis to Iraq

    02/10/2024 6:33:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    THE ART NEWSPAPER ^ | 9 February 2024 | James Imam
    The 3D-printed reproduction of the Assyrian statue was previously displayed at the Colosseum in Rome and the Unesco headquarters in ParisItaly has donated a reconstructed Assyrian statue to Iraq in what has been described as a “miracle of Italian cultural diplomacy”. Constructed in the ninth century BC, the 5m-tall Bull of Nimrud was destroyed by Isis fighters in 2015, before Italian artisans made a copy of the monument using 3D-printing technology. The replica, which was previously displayed at the Colosseum in Rome and the Unesco headquarters in Paris, has now been permanently relocated outside the entrance to the Basrah Museum....
  • Australian Jews alarmed after list of ‘Zionists’ publicized, fueling harassment

    02/09/2024 8:24:15 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/9/24 | TOI Staff
    Australian police are investigating threats against a five-year-old Jewish child amid an uproar over the publication online of a list of hundreds of Jewish creatives’ personal information by prominent pro-Palestinian activists. Hundreds of Jewish academics and creatives who joined a private WhatsApp group last year had their personal information shared publicly by the activists this week. At least one family has gone into hiding amid ensuing harassment, Josh Burns, a Jewish Australian lawmaker, said during a radio interview on Friday morning, prompting shock from the interviewer. “They were completely shattered by this whole experience, where a sort of lynch mob...
  • Iran goes public with stark warning over suspected spy ship as U.S. refuses to rule out more strikes

    02/06/2024 1:24:59 PM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    MSN/NBC ^ | 2-6-24
    After a weekend of U.S. strikes against its proxies in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, Iran has issued a strongly worded warning not to target a ship that U.S. officials and analysts suspect of providing real-time intelligence for attacks on other vessels in the Red Sea and serving as a forward operating base for its commandos. In a slickly produced video published on the Iranian Army’s Telegram channel Sunday, a narrator says in English that “those engaging in terrorist activities against the MV Behshad or similar vessels, jeopardize international maritime routes, security and assume global responsibility for potential future international risks.”
  • Argentina’s new president arrives in Israel, reiterates pledge to move embassy to Jerusalem

    02/06/2024 5:45:44 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/6/24 | Lazar Berman
    Foreign Minister Israel Katz welcomes Argentinian President Javier Milei upon his arrival to Israel at Ben Gurion Airport. Milei, who assumed office in December, reiterates his pledge to move Argentina’s embassy to Jerusalem. Katz thanks Milei, who made Israel his first bilateral overseas destination as president, for his support for Israel against Hamas and for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “You are a person of values ​​who is committed only to the truth,” Katz tells Milei, speaking through a translator, “and it is no wonder that you chose to come to Israel right away to support us in the just...
  • Deadly drone attack hits training ground at Syrian base housing US troops (6 Kurds dead)

    02/05/2024 9:38:19 AM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Fox ^ | 2-5-24 | Lawrence Richard
    A drone attack late Sunday evening that struck a military base in eastern Syria, where U.S. troops are stationed, left at least six allied Kurdish soldiers dead, officials said. The attack hit a training ground at al-Omar base in Syria’s eastern province of Deir el-Zour, the U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement Monday. According to the statement, the drone attack struck an area where the forces' commando units were being trained. No U.S. troops were killed or injured in the attack, they said. The strike was the first significant attack in Syria or Iraq since the...
  • Iraqi resistance strikes back at US after American aerial assaults

    02/02/2024 9:22:37 PM PST · by Nextrush · 30 replies
    Press TV ^ | 2/3/2024 | Press TV Iran
    The Islamic Resistance, an umbrella group of Iraqi anti-terror groups, announces carrying out a raft of strikes against American targets in the Arab country and neighboring Syria in response to a flurry of US air assaults. In a statement released in early Saturday, the resistance said it had conducted missile strikes against the Ain al-Assad airbase housing US occupation forces in the western Iraqi al-Anbar province. The group also said it had staged missile and drone strikes against the strategic al-Tanf military base in southeastern Syria near the border with Jordan and Iraq as well as the al-Khadra village in...
  • Di Leo: Democrat Regime No Longer Hides Support of Terrorists Against Our Ally Israel

    02/03/2024 8:41:09 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 2, AD 2024 | John F. Di Leo
    In recent weeks, it has become clear that the Biden-Harris regime is applying pressure to the Israeli government, in support of the Hamas-led terrorist cause in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli government knows that it needs to continue to hammer Gaza without letup, as they continue to discover even more weapons caches, even more terrorist tunnels, even more evidence of military sites in civilian areas, virtually every day. If Israel pulls out before the job is done, then all these months will have been for naught. There are ten million Israeli citizens – Jewish, Muslim, Christian and more – all...
  • Joy Reid Blog Post Attacked Wolf Blitzer for Being Too Soft on Jews

    07/06/2018 9:38:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 1, 2018 | Mairead McArdle
    In a post on her now-defunct blog, MSNBC anchor Joy Ann Reid attacked CNN’s Wolf Blitzer for treating Jewish guests with too much understanding. Blitzer is a “former flak for the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC),” reads the post from July 16, 2006. “He doesn’t even try to hide his affinity for his Israeli guests, or his partisanship for their cause, while turning instantly to prosecutorial mode when questioning any guest who has the dumb luck to be an Arab or Muslim in King Blitzer’s court,” Reid continues. “It’s actually quite stunning how brazen Blitzer’s bias has become.” In...
  • MSNBC’s Joy Reid Caught on Hot Mic Cursing Biden With F-Bomb: ‘Starting Another (Explitive) War’

    02/02/2024 11:27:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 30, 2024 | Social Links forAlexandra Steigrad
    MSNBC’s Joy Reid was caught on a hot mic dropping the F-bomb, seemingly against President Joe Biden live on air Monday. The left-leaning host of “The ReidOut” made the gaffe when she was heard saying: “Starting another f—king war,” over footage of President Biden giving a speech about the border crisis. Her remark was presumably about the fallout from a drone strike by Iran-backed militants on a US base in Jordan that killed three American soldiers and resulted in at least 34 other injuries, insiders said. The president has not yet launched any retaliatory strikes but his administration is in...
  • David Cameron: UK Again Talks of Recognising Palestinian State

    02/02/2024 8:20:02 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/02/2024 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Britain’s former Prime Minister, now returned to frontline politics as the nation’s top diplomat, is again talking about recognising a Palestinian state despite Israel rejecting the idea, but this time adding the condition it would have to be without Hamas. The United Kingdom would recognise a Palestinian state, but only once Gaza is no longer controlled by Hamas, Britain’s Foreign Minister Lord David Cameron said in Lebanon on Thursday. Per a Guardian report on the remarks Britain legitimising a Palestinian state could come even before the end of futuretalks between Israel and “Palestinian leaders”. No moves could be made until...