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  • Sleeping With the Enemy: Biden Warns European Allies Not to Rebuke Iran's Nuclear Program

    05/27/2024 6:27:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/27/2024 | Bob Hoge
    Remember that catchy NYC tourism campaign, “I loooove New Yoork!” I can almost picture President Biden croaking out the catchy tune, but with one word changed: “I loooove Iraaan!”Iran is the number one state sponsor of worldwide terrorism. They call America the ”Great Satan,” and their stated goal is to wipe Israel off the map. But don’t tell that to Joe Biden, who doesn’t want to upset the Mullahs in case it might hurt his increasingly remote reelection chances. The befuddled octogenarian president actually is demanding that European countries concerned about the Islamic Republic’s nuclear weapons program stand down and...
  • Biden Administration Presses Allies Not to Confront Iran on Nuclear Program. U.S. is arguing against an effort by Britain and France to censure Iran at the IAEA’s member state board

    05/27/2024 5:12:04 AM PDT · by karpov · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 27, 2024 | Laurence Norman
    BERLIN—The Biden administration is pressing European allies to back off plans to rebuke Iran for advances in its nuclear program as it seeks to keep tensions with Tehran from escalating before the autumn’s U.S. presidential election, according to diplomats involved in discussions. The U.S. is arguing against an effort by Britain and France to censure Iran at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s member state board in early June, the diplomats said. The U.S. has pressed a number of other countries to abstain in a censure vote, saying that is what Washington will do, they said. U.S. officials deny lobbying against...
  • US wants Arab states to join peacekeeping force in Gaza

    05/15/2024 7:02:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/5/24
    The Biden administration is urging Arab states to join a "peacekeeping" force which would control Gaza once the war ends, the Financial Times reported. The initiative aims to fill the vacuum which would be created in Gaza once Hamas is toppled and until a "credible Palestinian security apparatus" could be established. Among the countries the US has been discussing its plans with are Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Morocco, all of which are "considering" the initiative. The US has also spoken to Saudi Arabia about the plan, but the Saudis are unwilling to deploy their own forces to the...
  • IDF Kills 15 Terrorists in ‘War Room’ At UNRWA School

    05/14/2024 9:34:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/14/2024 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Tuesday that it had killed 15 terrorists, at least 10 of whom were from Hamas, in a strike on a “war room” that they had set up at a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school. In a joint statement, the IDF and the Israel Security Agency (ISA, or “Shabak,” or “Shin Bet”) said: Based on IDF and ISA intelligence, the IAF carried out a precise strike on a central Hamas war room commanders embedded inside an UNRWA school in the area of Nuseirat. The war room was used by terrorist operatives in...
  • Biden 'is offering Israel top secret intelligence detailing exact locations of Hamas leaders and their hidden tunnels in bid to stave off full-scale invasion of Rafah'

    05/12/2024 4:20:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/11/24 | James Gordon
    Biden administration officials are said to be offering Israel exact locations of Hamas leaders in a bid to stop the IDF invading the Gazan city of Rafah. The president has reportedly offered highly-classified information that also includes the locations of Hamas' secret tunnels to try and stave-off what he fears could be a humanitarian catastrophe. The detailed and sensitive talks serve to illustrate the stakes facing Israel and the U.S. Rafah is the last city in Gaza that has not been bombed by Israel. According to the Washington Post, the U.S. is also proposing to assist in the construction of...
  • Fact Check: NYT Claims Reagan Withheld Arms from Israel, Like Biden

    05/10/2024 12:39:25 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/10/2024 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    CLAIM: President Ronald Reagan, like President Joe Biden, withheld arms from Israel to influence its military policy. VERDICT: MISLEADING. Reagan acted within the law, and in very different circumstances, in withholding arms. The New York Times‘ Peter Baker — winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper’s bogus reporting on “Russia collusion” — wrote Friday that President Reagan, too, withheld weapons from Israel over concerns about their use. Baker’s aim in the article appears to be to rescue Biden from some of the criticism he has faced since he confirmed earlier this week that the administration was withholding bombs and...
  • Hamas says 33 hostages to be freed in 1st phase of a deal may not all be alive

    05/07/2024 7:39:05 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 32 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/7/24 | TOI Staff
    Terror group said to tell mediators it doesn’t have 33 living people who meet ‘humanitarian’ criteria of initial phase — after Israel agreed to lower previous demand of 40 people Hamas has said some of the 33 hostages it would release under the first phase of a prospective hostage deal with Israel would not necessarily be alive. In an announcement detailing the clauses to which it had agreed Monday in the latest proposal for a deal, the terror group said, “During the first phase, Hamas releases 33 Israeli detainees (alive or corpses).” The New York Times reported Tuesday that the...
  • Iran Pressures Iraqi Kurds to Limit Ties with America

    05/06/2024 1:43:26 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/06/2024 | FRANCES MARTEL
    The president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, traveled to Tehran on Monday to meet with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who warned him to prevent “anti-revolutionary elements” from getting too friendly with the autonomous Kurdish region. The warning appeared to be a threat intended to dissuade Kurdish cooperation with the United States and any potential cordial ties with neighboring Israel. The KRG maintains friendly relations with the United States and cooperates militarily with Washington, particularly against the Islamic State (Isis) jihadist organization. The KRG’s Peshmerga forces were pivotal in the ouster of the ISIS “caliphate” from...
  • IDF says its fighter jets have shot down a drone heading to Israel from the east

    05/05/2024 9:08:40 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 10 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | May 6, 2024 | Emanuel Fabian
    Israeli fighter jets during the night shot down a drone that was heading toward Israel from “the eastern direction,” the military says. The IDF says the aircraft had been tracked throughout the incident, and there was no threat to civilians.
  • Donald Trump has been the greatest friend Israel and the Jewish people have ever had in the Oval Office

    11/15/2023 7:49:35 AM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | 11.14.23 | Mark Levin
    The media in America is destructive, inhumane, utterly immoral, and has no conscience as a group whatsoever, and they are tearing this country apart through their lies and projection. Donald Trump has been the greatest friend Israel and the Jewish people have ever had in the Oval Office, and the only president to have a Jewish family, but to people who don’t like him, he is Hitler. Democrat media outlets like Media Matters and people like Joe Scarborough make a mockery of the Holocaust by calling their political opponents Hitler as they do to Donald Trump, while they repeat Hamas...
  • Revealed: Netanyahu’s Utopian Plan for ‘Gaza 2035’

    05/03/2024 6:03:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/2024 | Joel B Pollack
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a utopian plan for a rebuilt Gaza on Friday called “Gaza 2035.” In a PowerPoint file apparently published by the Prime Minister’s Office, and available (in Hebrew) on the Ynet news website, the Israeli government envisions a future for Gaza as a thriving center of trade and innovation under a Palestinian administration that is de-radicalized and focused on economic growth rather than on terror and hate. The “Gaza 2035” plan seeks to capitalize on Gaza’s historical role as a crossroads on the east-west route between Cairo and Baghdad on the one hand, and the...
  • Bowman: 'Need More Protests' Like Columbia Encampment, UCLA Looked Disorderly, But Cops Caused Disorder

    05/03/2024 6:24:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2 2024 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday's broadcast of MSNBC's "Alex Wagner Tonight," Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) stated that the encampment on Columbia was "completely peaceful" and "Some of the images that we saw from UCLA and other places made it look like a bunch of disorder. But the majority of these protests are peaceful. When you send in hundreds of military-dressed law enforcement officers into a college, that brings the disorder and that brings the chaos."Bowman said, "We want the protests to be peaceful. We do not want violent protests. I visited the Columbia encampment last week, and they were completely peaceful. There was...
  • Jordan flatly rejects senior Hamas official’s idea of moving leadership to kingdom

    04/30/2024 8:23:29 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/30/24 | Michael Horvitz
    After Abu Marzouk claims good relations with Amman, veteran Jordanian diplomat responds that country ‘has closed the book on Palestinian cells’ Jordan on Tuesday quickly dispelled the idea that Hamas leaders would be welcome to set up their offices on their territory after a senior Hamas official suggested the terror group’s political bureau would move to the kingdom if it was forced to leave its current home in Qatar. It was reported earlier this month that Hamas’s political chiefs are exploring moving their base of operations out of Qatar, as the Gulf state faces increasing pressure over its influence with...
  • Bernie Sanders Confronted About Ilhan Omar Saying ‘All Jewish Kids Should Be Kept Safe’ Even If They’re ‘Pro-Genocide’

    04/30/2024 10:23:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/28 | Jennifer Bowers Bahney
    CNN’s Dana Bash confronted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Sunday over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN)’s visit to Columbia University, where she gave a statement about the pro-Palestinian protests. Omar’s own daughter was suspended from Columbia-affiliated Barnard College last week after being arrested at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment on the Morningside Heights campus. Omar was recorded saying, “I think it is really unfortunate that people don’t care about the fact that all Jewish kids should be kept safe and that we should not have to tolerate anti-Semitism or bigotry for all Jewish students, whether they are pro-genocide or anti-genocide.” Bash asked Sanders,...
  • How long before they chant “Gas the Jews”?

    04/27/2024 6:24:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    the Aspen beat ^ | April 24, 2024 | Glenn K. Beaton
    First, let me apologize to my Jewish readers. I realize that hearing those three words must be painful. Many of you have parents or grandparents whose friends or family were gruesomely murdered in that very manner. The reason I use those words is that today in the year 2024 we are closer to such horror than we’ve been for 80 years, and we must not pretend otherwise. The Jewish nation that promised “never again” is being explicitly threatened with “again.” This moment comes in the wake of the atrocious murdering, raping, beheading, burning alive and hostage-taking committed by Palestinians against...
  • Israeli killed by anti-tank missile fired by Hezbollah

    04/26/2024 2:43:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/24
    Overnight, terrorists fired anti-tank missiles toward the area of Har Dov in northern Israel. As a result, an Israeli civilian doing infrastructure work was injured and he was later pronounced dead. The victim was identified as Sharif Suad, a resident of Ras al-Ein, an Arab village in the Galilee. Overnight, IAF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terror targets in the area of Chebaa in southern Lebanon, including a weapons storage facility and a launcher used by the terrorist organization. In addition, IDF soldiers fired to remove a threat in the area. Furthermore, IAF fighter jets struck Hezbollah operational infrastructure in the...
  • NYT: Israelis Used Stealth Missile on Nuclear-Site Defenses in Iran Attack -- shows capability to unleash devastating strikes that could result in massive casualties

    04/20/2024 9:44:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2024 | Ed Morrissey
    We could call this A Tale of Two Facilities. Iran launched an unprecedented direct attack on Israel in retaliation for the targeted strike on IRGC and Hamas commanders. That attack did little damage despite a volley of well over 300 missiles and drones, thanks to the regional defenses and the several hours of lead time necessitated by Iran's launch from its own territory.That demonstrated the facility Iran has for offensive operations in the region. Israel responded by demonstrating its facility, and as the New York Times hears from officials in Iran and the West, the result shocked the Iranians:An Israeli...
  • 7 [Arabs] injured from a [Hezbollah] direct hit at the community center in the Western Galilee, 2 in serious condition

    04/17/2024 5:02:05 AM PDT · by Freeleesy · 7 replies
    Mako ^ | 4.17.24
    Seven were injured by a direct hit by an explosive UAV in a communal building in the settlement of Arab al-Aramshe in the Western Galilee. in the artillery for the launch sources. Ader Gitsis | Branu Tegene | N12 | Published 13:34 17.04.24 Seven injured, two of them in a serious condition, from a direct hit today (Wednesday) in a populated community center in Arab al-Aramsha in the Western Galilee. Another injured is in moderate condition, and four are in light condition. MDA teams, along with IDF medical teams, evacuated the seven to the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya.
  • Hezbollah launches major rocket attack that injures 18

    04/17/2024 8:16:55 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 5 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 4/17/24 | AP, Reuters
    Lebanon's Hezbollah said it launched missiles and drones on an Israeli military facility in Arab al-Aramshe on Wednesday, in response to the Israeli killing of Hezbollah members and commanders in Lebanon. This escalation comes as tensions between Israel and Iran are reaching new heights after a series of strikes and counterstrikes.
  • Saudi Arabia: When it comes to Israel and Iran, the enemy of my enemy is my friend

    04/17/2024 8:56:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/17/2024 | Andrea Widburg
    Something extraordinary happened above Israel over the weekend. It wasn’t that Israel repelled a massive Iranian rocket and drone barrage, although that was sufficiently miraculous. Nor was it that amazing that Saudi Arabia helped defend Israel against Iranian incursions because it’s been rumored for decades that Saudi Arabia occasionally lends a hand in those matters. What was truly extraordinary was that Saudi Arabia openly admitted to helping Israel fight back against Iran’s attack. It shows the truth of the ancient proverb that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Many people are pointing to President Trump’s Abraham Accords as...