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  • Arabs recruit Nazis in 1948

    05/28/2023 4:33:50 PM PDT · by Milagros · 15 replies
    Eoz ^ | Jan 2, 2023 Jan 2, 2023 If anti-Zionism isn't antisemitism, why did Arabs recruit Nazis in 1948?Continuing my review of the Palestine Post articles from 75 years ago, we see this interesting piece from January 2, 1948:It turns out this was far from the only reporting in 1948 of close cooperation between Arabs who wanted to murder the Jews and the Nazis who were experts on the topic.January 6:January 9:February 22 (JTA):Arab agents are today recruiting mercenaries to fight against the Jews in Palestine from among the Yugoslav Ustashi and Chetniks and the Ukrainians, Albanians, Circassians (former inhabitants of the northwestern area...
  • "The inconvenient Palestinians" (for biased media) - the victims by their own people

    05/25/2023 9:50:19 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 22 replies
    The Spectator ^ | May 16, 2023 | Stephen Daisley
    His name was Abdullah Abu Jaba and I want you to remember it because it’s the last time you’ll hear it. He was a Palestinian from Gaza, reportedly a father of six, and was killed in the latest clashes between Israel and Palestine Islamic Jihad. You haven’t heard of Abu Jaba because he was an inconvenient Palestinian, one who cannot be held up as the latest victim of Zionist aggression. Pictures of his weeping widow and confused children will not fill your social media timeline. Major media outlets will not compete to tell human interest stories about how he played...
  • Bloody red carpet: Assad returns to international stage with Arab League welcome

    05/23/2023 3:28:52 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2023 | Ashley Carnahan
    Biden administration criticized for Syria mixed messaging Why the Arab League's decision to bring back Assad has 'destroyed' US leverage in Syria Middle East Institute senior fellow Charles Lister discusses the significance of the Arab League's decision to welcome Syria back into the multilateral body and the Biden administration's response to Arab states' re-engagement. Syrian President Bashar Assad appeared at an Arab League summit in Saudi Arabia for the first time in more than a decade Friday after his country was expelled in 2011 for its brutal crackdown on peaceful pro-democracy protests during the Arab Spring.
  • 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...
  • Israel and the ‘New’ Middle East

    05/20/2023 5:41:53 PM PDT · by elpadre · 5 replies ^ | May 18, 2023 | Salman Rafi Sheikh
    In 2020, when Israel, backed by the US, signed the Abraham Accords with the UAE and some other Middle Eastern states, the Israeli government looked well in charge of the trajectory of the peace process in the Middle East. Three years later, peace-making is no longer made in the US or Israel, as China’s success in mediating between Iran and Saudi Arabia has significantly shifted Middle Eastern geopolitics’ local and international dynamics. Locally, more and more Arab states are now pursuing ‘normalisation’; internationally, Beijing, rather than Washington, is playing the lead role. This adds to Israel’s troubles, as it can...
  • The CIA arranged an affair for a king that produced a dwarf, and then things got weird

    05/04/2023 7:02:41 PM PDT · by euram · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 9 2018 | Kate Sheehy
    You just can’t make this stuff up. The CIA introduced King Hussein of Jordan to a Jewish B-list Hollywood actress in 1959 — touching off an affair that produced a dwarf love child who later killed her, reports say.
  • Peace Breaks Out In The Middle East As US Influence Declines: From OPEC To OPEC+

    04/29/2023 2:03:55 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 27, 2023 | Tilak Doshi
    Historians will mark the low point of Pax Americana in the Middle East by several rather brutal humiliations that American prestige has undergone under President Joe Biden’s presidency. Examples would include having phone call requests by the US president declined by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in March last year and mass media pictures of the impersonal fist-bump between Joe Biden and de facto ruler and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman (or “MBS” as he is familiarly called) in July. The US president had come to Riyadh with a begging bowl but failed to convince...
  • Stampede in Yemen's Capital Kills at Least 78 and Injures Dozens

    04/19/2023 6:12:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | APRIL 19, 2023
    A stampede at an event to distribute financial aid in Yemen's capital late Wednesday resulted in dozens of people being killed or injured, Houthi officials said. At least 78 people were killed and dozens more suffered injuries, a Houthi official said. The crush took place in the Old City in the center of Sanaa when hundreds of poor people gathered at the event organized by merchants without coordination with local authorities, according to the Houthi-run Interior Ministry.
  • ‘Israel must prepare to confront Iran’ – without the US, says former security chief

    04/14/2023 3:52:42 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    World Israel News ^ | 4/13/23 | JNS
    War with Iran is increasingly probable, and therefore Jerusalem needs to prepare to attack the Islamic Republic even without U.S. support, the former head of Israel’s National Security Council warned on Thursday. “War is much closer than peace, and Iran is more self-confident after forging [detente] agreements with Arab countries. The world is changing and the probability of circumstances deteriorating is greater than ever,” Yaakov Amidror said in an interview with Radio 103 FM. “America is no longer the same America it once was, and the Iranians have noticed this. The United States has more complex issues to deal with...
  • Why is Biden killing Muslims during Ramadan?

    03/28/2023 8:06:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/3/23 | Stephen M. Flatow
    In recent days, Biden administration officials have repeatedly warned Israel to “de-escalate” its actions against Palestinian Arab terrorists because Ramadan has begun. According to U.S. officials, Israel should stop pursuing terrorists into Palestinian Authority territory in the weeks ahead, because Israelis should not be killing Muslims during this month-long Muslim religious holiday. But how did the Biden administration mark the start of Ramadan this past week? By killing Muslims. Last Thursday—the first full day of Ramadan—a strike by an Iranian drone in northeast Syria killed an American contractor and wounded six other Americans. In view of the administration’s concern about...
  • Protesters riot near synagogue where Ben-Gvir prayed Dozens of protesters gathered in Kfar Uria, where National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir spent the weekend

    03/18/2023 4:12:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies ^ | 3/18/2023 | Israel National News
    Dozens of demonstrators protested in Kfar Uria, west of Jersualem, Saturday morning against National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, who spent the weekend in the village. The protesters made noise using megaphones and airhorns near the synagogue where the minister was praying. Residents were angered by the noise during the services and requested that the protesters leave the premises. A confrontation developed at the scene, including throwing firecrackers, stones, and smoke grenades at the protesters. Two protesters were arrested, and a counter-protester was arrested on suspicion he threw stones. In video footage, one of the protesters, Yishai Hadas from the "Crime...
  • Netanyahu rejects President Herzog's judicial reform plan

    03/15/2023 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies ^ | 3/15/2023 | Israel National News
    PM says judicial reforms proposed under Herzog's compromise plan merely 'perpetuate' the situation which necessitated reforms to begin with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday night rejected President Issac Herzog's proposed judicial reform compromise plan, claiming that the proposal does not solve the issues that necessitated a reform of the judicial system in the first place. "I think that any attempt to reach an agreement and to negotiate is certainly appropriate, and therefore the representatives of the coalition went and talked with the president time and time again, while the representatives of the opposition are still not ready for negotiation,"...
  • Protest In Bnai Brak: Police use violence to disperse haredi counter-protesters Anti-judicial reform protesters flew LGBT flags, brandished a mock Ten Commandments (Israel)

    03/14/2023 6:29:26 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies ^ | 3/14/2023 | Itzik Brandwein
    A protest and counter-protest held in Bnai Brak on Tuesday evening turned ugly after one person allegedly pepper spray at a police officer, and police used force in an attempt to disperse haredi protesters from the scene. On Monday, organizers of the anti-government protests against judicial reform announced that they would be demonstration outside the home of MK Moshe Gafni, a member of the United Torah Judaism party (UTJ). "The demonstration will be the opening salvo in a broad process against the involvement of haredi Knesset members in advancing laws to create a coup d'état, and we will first be...
  • Connecting the dots on Nordstream sabotage and China's sudden emergence as a Middle East peace broker

    03/14/2023 10:15:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2023 | Thomas Lifson
    The shocking announcement that China had brought together bitter rivals Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia to resume diplomatic relations in a deal negotiated in Beijing is a stunning defeat for America, threatening the basis of our Middle Eastern and world diplomatic power. Iran and Saudi Arabia announce the resumption of diplomatic ties in Beijing. If, as it appears, Saudi Arabia is no longer a reliable ally that can be counted upon to keep the Armageddon-mongering mullahs in Iran at bay while warming up to Israel, then the entire power calculus of the Middle East is shattered. At a minimum,...
  • Iran Flaunts Its ‘Deadly’ Missiles That Shot Down US RQ-4 Global Hawk Drone; Prepares To Welcome Su-35 Fighters "(Russia could arm Iran with state-of-art weapons,...the number remains confidential."

    03/14/2023 9:17:23 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 16 replies
    The EURASIAN Times ^ | March 11, 2023 | Tanmay Kadam
    Citing Iran’s mission to the UN in New York, Sputnik said after the end of the Iran-Iraq war in 1988, Iran expressed its interest to buy combat aircraft, and Russia was a willing partner. “The mission added that the Su-35 combat aircraft are technically acceptable to Iran, so after October 2020, and the end of Iranian restrictions on purchases of conventional weapons (UN Resolution No. 2231), Iran completed the procedures for the acquisition,” the Russian news agency noted... Earlier, a video emerged showing Iran’s Khordad-3 & Mersad air defense systems coming out of what is reportedly an underground tunnel. Interestingly,...
  • Netanyahu: State media 'mobilized' against the government

    03/13/2023 7:24:53 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies ^ | 3/13/2023 | Israel National News
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened his party's faction meeting with an attack on the media. "Media channels are mobilized against the government. Fake news is being spread 24/7." he said. "In the leftist media, soldiers refusing to serve become heroes, protesters blocking ambulances become freedom fighters, and a reform to strengthen democracy is dubbed as 'the end of democracy." According to the media, we're not trying to pass a reform but carry out a coup d'état." "In any reformed democracy, elected officials are responsible for the army, police and law and order. This is enshrined in law in every democracy....
  • World welcomes Iran-Saudi detente as Israel feels 'fatal blow' to coalition building

    03/10/2023 11:14:50 AM PST · by Nextrush · 30 replies
    Press TV ^ | 3/10/2023 | Press TV Iran
    Various countries have welcomed the restoration of diplomatic relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, while the regime in Tel Aviv seems to view the development as a "fatal blow" to its regional coalition building against the Islamic Republic. After several days of intensive negotiations hosted by China, Iran and Saudi Arabia finally clinched a deal on Friday to restore diplomatic relations and re-open embassies, seven years after ties were severed over several issues...
  • Iran is ‘mapping’ Jewish leaders worldwide – report

    02/18/2023 10:16:40 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    World Israel News ^ | 2/17/23 | JNS
    The Iranian government is “mapping” Jews around the world with plans to kill them if Israel attacks Iran, according to a report in London’s Jewish Chronicle. Catherine Perez-Shakdam, a Middle East scholar and research fellow at a think tank, met Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in February 2017. She believes that he was unaware that she is Jewish. According to Perez-Shakdam, the only thing Khamenei fears is an Israeli attack. “He believes Netanyahu’s threats, and he knows that for now, Israel is militarily superior,” she told the paper. “He feels that the Iranian regime can’t sustain a defeat.” During...
  • What is Russia’s Lavrov doing in Iraq? - analysis

    02/06/2023 4:33:58 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/6/23 | Seth J. Frantzman
    Russia’s Foreign Minister is in Iraq after an important trip to South Africa last month, which may be part of Russia’s attempt to carve out a new world order where Russia believes it can confront the US. The US occupied Iraq after 2003 and many Americans died in Iraq fighting an insurgency. The US does continue to partner with Iraq against ISIS. Russia’s decision to send its top diplomat to Iraq is symbolic and important in the Middle East, but in the 1980s and 1990s, Russia was a key partner of Iraq and the old regime of Saddam Hussein. “Russian...
  • The Gaza family tending World War graves for 100 years

    01/26/2023 8:41:28 AM PST · by euram · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | January 25 2023 | Yolande Knell
    The Gaza War Cemetery is one of two belonging to the CWGC in this tiny Palestinian territory. It contains graves for 3,691 dead - 3082 British, 263 Australians, 184 Turkish (Ottoman), 50 Indians, 36 Poles, 23 Canadians and 23 New Zealanders as well as smaller numbers who were South African, Greek, Egyptian, German, French, Yugoslavian or not identifiable.