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  • TRUMP SIGNALS TO IRANIAN PEOPLE WE WILL SUPPORT THEIR UPRISING (Hannity)

    07/16/2018 6:23:42 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 27 replies
    Hannity ^ | 7/16/18 | Hannity
    Hannity
  • Seized archive shows Iran nuke project was larger than thought, had foreign help

    07/16/2018 2:09:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 15 July 2018, 10:15 pm | TOI Staff
    The archive of Iranian nuclear documents seized by the Israeli Mossad from a Tehran warehouse in January shows that Iran’s program to build nuclear weapons “was almost certainly larger, more sophisticated and better organized” than was suspected, unnamed nuclear experts were quoted as saying in the New York Times on Sunday, after being shown selected documents from the haul by US reporters. One of the Iranian documents specifies plans to build a first “batch of five weapons” and discusses sites for possible underground nuclear tests, the Times reported, after one of its reporters was given limited access to the haul...
  • Israel Broadens Fight Against Iran

    07/15/2018 9:27:56 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 15, 2018 | Sune Engel Rasmussen in Beirut and Felicia Schwartz in Tel Aviv
    Israel is ramping up attacks against Iranian supply lines in Syria to block the flow of weapons to Hezbollah and other Tehran-backed militias, as it seeks to drive its foe away from its borders. In June Israel targeted a far-flung compound near the Syria-Iraq border, according to a security official, after carrying out multiple strikes closer to home against suspected Iranian military assets in Syria, where Iran is a key backer of President Bashar al-Assad. Israel, in accordance with its usual practice, didn’t confirm or deny it carried out the June airstrike. The U.S. denied responsibility, and a U.S. official...
  • US proposed Abu Dis as future Palestinian capital, says former Hamas chief

    12/28/2017 8:41:28 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | Tuesday 26 December 2017 | MEE staff
    Hamas’s former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, said during a meeting in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday that the movement had received information of a US plan to offer Palestinian leaders a state with its capital in Abu Dis, a Palestinian village near East Jerusalem... connected to the Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem with a bridge. The plan also proposed dividing the West Bank into three sections and creating an autonomous region in the Gaza Strip. Abu Dis, a small rural community overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem to the southwest and the Jordan Valley to the east, had been...
  • Khamenei aide: We'll only withdraw from Syria if asked

    07/14/2018 11:10:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/7/18 | Elad Benari
    A top aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Iran would immediately withdraw its “military advisers” from Syria and Iraq only if their governments wanted it to. “Iran and Russia’s presence in Syria will continue to protect the country against terrorist groups and America’s aggression,” said the adviser, Ali Akbar Velayati, in a conference in Moscow, according to Reuters. “We will immediately leave if Iraqi and Syrian governments want it, not because of Israel and America’s pressure,” he stressed. Iran and Russia back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s civil war. Iran has been...
  • Russia moving into Libya

    07/15/2018 8:47:36 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jul 2018 | Bill Gertz
    Russia is planning to expand its Syrian bases at Tartus and Hemeimeem to Libya. The possible Russian move into Libya represents the most recent failure stemming from the policies of President Obama that backed Islamist rebels who overthrew and killed Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Mr. Obama has said that the failure to prepare for the aftermath of the ouster of Gadhafi was the worst mistake of his presidency. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also came under fire for failing to provide security for Americans who were attacked and killed in Benghazi after Gadhafi’s fall. The push for a...
  • Gaza Flare-up: Israeli Army Strikes Hamas Targets: Dozens of Rockets Launched at Israel

    07/14/2018 8:34:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/14/2018 | Amos Harel,Yaniv Kubovitch,BenZikri,JackKhoury,NoaLandau
    In biggest attack since 2014 war, Israeli army says it struck 40 targets, including Hamas' Beit Lahia battalion HQ, More than 140 rocket alarm sirens sound in southern Israel, 90 rockets fired at Israel, 16 intercepted by Iron Dome. Israel's cabinet will meet on Sunday to discuss the escalation in the south. A Palestinian official who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity said Egypt and other international players were holding contacts iwht Israel and Gaza to restore calm.....
  • Ex-intel. official: Iran footprint in Syria may be to hide nuke scientists

    07/11/2018 7:08:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 11, 2018 12:29 | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    A major purpose of Iran wanting to enlarge its footprint in Syria may be to hide aspects of its nuclear program from the International Atomic Energy Agency, former top IDF Military Intelligence official Yossi Kuperwasser said on Wednesday. Speaking at a Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs conference on the Iran nuclear situation, JCPA fellow Kuperwasser, a former IDF brigadier-general, noted that IAEA inspectors are limited to inspecting Iran’s territory, as the Iran nuclear deal did not grant IAEA inspectors complete access to Iranian scientists. Based on that limited access, Kuperwasser said Iran could move and conceal its nuclear scientists and...
  • Amir discusses attack by Israel in Syria 7/8-7/9 and the precarious situation there

    07/11/2018 11:08:32 AM PDT · by firebrand · 8 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | July 10, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    A description of the Israeli attack on the T-4 airbase in Syria and the complete destruction of the control tower. The Iranians are no longer hiding their intentions and are waiting for the order to destroy Israel. Israel's help in rescuing the trapped soccer players (amazing technology!). The repercussions on Iran of Trump moving out of the Iran nuclear deal. And did you know it was Israeli intelligence that revealed the plot to blow up the convention in Paris at which Giuliani and Gingrich were scheduled to speak? Earthquakes and their possible significance. And the update is followed by a...
  • Democratic candidate says Israel committing 'genocide'

    07/11/2018 1:12:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/18
    A Democratic candidate for a seat in the California state assembly blames Israel for committing genocide against the Palestinians and has offered her support for anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Maria Estrada, a candidate for California’s District 63 representing the southeast suburbs of Los Angeles, garnered the second most votes, some 28 percent, in a top-two primary on June 5 for the November election. She will run against incumbent and fellow Democrat Anthony Rendon, who also serves as Speaker of the California State Assembly. In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, Rabbi Abraham Cooper and...
  • Report: Obama 'shocked' by settlement expansion

    07/10/2018 12:48:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/7/18 | David Rosenberg
    A series of maps of Judea and Samaria, focusing on the placement of Jewish communities and Israeli military facilities in the area, provoked a dramatic change in the Obama administration’s policies vis-à-vis Israel, a report by The New Yorker claims. According to the report Monday, a presentation by then-Secretary of State John Kerry to President Barack Obama in the waning days of the administration ‘shocked’ the president into taking a more aggressive stance towards Israel, withholding America’s veto on a United Nations Security Council resolution critical of Israeli policies in Judea and Samaria. The Obama administration, like its predecessors, had...
  • The Critical Chokepoint That Could Send Oil To $250

    07/09/2018 7:48:55 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 31 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 07-09-2018 | Irina
    Crude oil prices could jump as high as US$250 a barrel if Iran goes through with its threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in response to U.S. pressure on oil buyers to cut their Iranian purchases to zero, RT reports, quoting analysts. The most bullish among these analysts was Artem Avinov from online broker TeleTrade, who saw prices skyrocketing to US$250 a barrel if the Strait of Hormuz is blocked, disrupting about 17 million bpd in seaborne oil trade. Avinov, however, added that this course of events is very unlikely, suggesting Iran would instead opt for “a quick economic...
  • Qatar: End Gaza riots by letting Gazans work in Israel

    07/08/2018 10:48:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/7/18
    The Gulf Arab state of Qatar has called on Israel to issue thousands of entry permits to Gazans living in the Hamas-ruled Strip, allowing them to work in Israel, arguing that such a move would reduce tensions and end the ongoing wave of “kite terrorism” and balloon bomb attacks. Since March 30th, tens of thousands of Gaza rioters have gathered on the Israel border, clashing with IDF forces and attempting to breach the security fence. In recent weeks, however, the rioters have shifted from direct attacks on the border to the use of improvised explosive or incendiary devices, attached to...
  • Israel lays down red lines for postwar relations with Syria

    07/05/2018 1:28:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    As Syrian government forces press on with a furious offensive against rebel-held areas in the country's south, Israel is quietly acknowledging that President Bashar Assad's forces will soon be on its doorstep, laying down red lines for postwar relations with the Syrian leader. Israel's main concern is to keep archrival Iran, an Assad ally, as far away from its border as possible — along with its proxy, the Lebanese militia Hezbollah. "Our demand is that the Iranian forces will go out or withdraw from Syria as a whole, and in it specifically southwest Syria," said a senior Israeli military official.It...
  • Lawyers call on Iran to stop execution of Kurdish man as date nears (Iran political execution)

    07/04/2018 9:08:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Kurdistan 24 News (K24) ^ | 7-3-18 | Kosar Nawzad
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The lawyer of Kurdish death row prisoner said a group of lawyers, including himself, had signed a letter to the President of Iran to stop the execution of the “innocent” man.Amid fears of Ramin Hossein Panahi being on the verge of execution, “60 lawyers of Persian and Kurdish ethnicities quickly wrote a letter to the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, also the head of Supreme National Security Council,” Mohsen Ahmadi, Panahi’s lawyer, told Kurdistan 24 on Tuesday.Describing Panahi’s arrest as “illegal,” Ahmadi, asserted that there were hidden hands that pushed for his client’s death sentence.Panahi was...
  • Most wanted ISIS executioner who BURNED soldiers alive SHOT DEAD

    07/03/2018 10:41:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | Published 3rd July 2018 | By Henry Holloway
    AN ISIS executioner who burned soldiers to death in a sick propaganda video has been killed in a firefight. Abu Talha al Turki was living with a $320,000 (£240,000) bounty on his head after his role in a horrific execution of two Turkish soldiers. The terror kingpin had been placed on the Turkish police’s “Blue List” of most wanted fugitives. Al Turki appeared in a sick video in 2016 burning alive two soldiers as they stood chained to a stake. The terrorist appeared wearing all black and carrying a machine gun and was the one who ignited the fire using...
  • Israel denies entry to Jewish-American boycott activist

    07/02/2018 9:57:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 01 Jul 2018 | Staff
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has denied entry to a Jewish-American activist for advocating boycotts of the Jewish state. Israel’s immigration authority says the activist, Ariel Gold, arrived to Israel Sunday and was refused entry at the airport. Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan said “whoever works consistently for a boycott against Israel will not enter here.” Gold is the national co-director of CODEPINK....
  • Iranian commander accuses Israel of stealing Iran's CLOUDS and causing a drought

    07/02/2018 3:21:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2018 | Tariq Tahir
    An Iranian general has accused Israel of stealing its clouds in order to manipulate weather and cause drought in the Islamic Republic. Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran's Civil Defence Organisation said that the changing climate in Iran is 'suspect'. 'Foreign interference is suspected to have played a role in climate change,' said Jalali, who insisted results from an Iranian scientific study 'confirm' the claim. 'Israel and another country in the region have joint teams which work to ensure clouds entering Iranian skies are unable to release rain,' he said. 'On top of that, we are facing the...
  • This little country’s peaceful freedom fight should give us all hope

    07/01/2018 2:51:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 30, 2018 | Shant Shahrigian
    As a girl, my grandmother saw many members of her family killed when Turkey tried to destroy its population of Christian Armenians around the time of WWI. She emigrated to the US soon after, thinking she’d never see a free and independent Armenia. So it has always seemed like a miracle to me that, despite a genocide that wiped out 1.5 million Armenians — 80 percent of the population — they still managed to carve out their own turf in 1918, a small country bordering Turkey and Iran. Although the republic fell to Soviet invasion in 1920, it sprang back...
  • CHP MP Eren Erdem Arrested (Erdogan is the law, No (Adalet) Justice in Turkey)

    06/30/2018 7:23:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Bianet ^ | 29 June 2018, Friday 16:04 | İstanbul - BIA News Desk
    İstanbul MP of the Republican People's Party (CHP) Eren Erdem, who was not nominated as MP candidate at the 27th term presidential election on June 24 and was taken into custody in Ankara today (June 29), was referred to the İstanbul Courthouse in Çağlayan.Erdem, who was taken to İstanbul early this morning, appeared before judge at the İstanbul 35th Heavy Penal Court. At the hearing of Erdem, which was also watched by several MPs of the CHP, the attorney Onur Cıngıl made his defence regarding the case.Eren Erdem was arrested after the defence of his attorney."I am being tried due...