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  • Trump Admin Plots With Arab Allies to Expel ‘Every Last Iranian Boot From’ Syria

    01/11/2019 1:50:22 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 11, 2019 1:50 pm | Adam Kredo
    MANAMA/Bahrain—The Trump administration, via Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is beginning to build a coalition of Arab allies that will help the United States expel "every last Iranian boot" from Syria and ensure the Islamic Republic's march across the Middle East is stopped in its tracks, according to U.S. officials.Pompeo arrived in Bahrain early Friday to hold the first of a series of meetings with Arab leaders in key gulf nations, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman. During this leg of Pompeo's weeklong trek across the region, the secretary of state will continue his behind-the-scenes...
  • Number of Arabic Speakers in America Has Nearly Doubled Since 2000

    09/21/2018 5:44:23 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2018 | John Binder
    The number of United States residents who speak Arabic at home has nearly doubled since the year 2000, new analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reveals. Census Bureau data analyzed by CIS researchers finds that there are now more than 1.2 million U.S. residents who speak Arabic at home. In the year 2000, there were only about 614,000 Arabic speakers in the country, representing a near 50 percent increase in the total in less than two decades. Legal immigration to the U.S. from Islamic nations, such as Afghanistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Somalia has skyrocketed since 2010....
  • Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid dies (suicide upon being ordered to leave the UK)

    03/13/2018 2:32:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 148 replies
    Gulf Business ^ | 3/13/18 | Staff
    Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away on Monday, March 12, the Royal Court announced in a statement. His funeral prayers will be performed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah following Asr (afternoon) regular prayer on Tuesday, March 13, the official Saudi News Agency (SPA) reported.UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Prince Bandar bin Khalid’s death, official news agency WAM reported. Similar cables were also dispatched by the UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed...
  • 'The Palestinians can go to hell, they betrayed the Arab world'

    02/03/2018 1:22:34 PM PST · by Lera · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 02/02/18 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Saudi blogger slams Palestinian Authority in viral video, calling PA 'ungrateful dogs'. *snip* "This message is for the Palestinian pigs who only know how to curse and defame the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its citizens. "With all due respect to the Palestinian Arab minority, you've been milking our economy for decades. We've given you billions upon billions of dollars. Our citizens needed that money, but it went to you. "That's right, we gave preference you over ourselves. We gave to you, instead of to our citizens. And what have we gotten in return? You're a bunch of dogs, rabid...
  • The History and Meaning Of "Palestine" and "Palestinians"

    04/05/2002 8:28:06 AM PST · by samtheman · 45 replies · 17,530+ views
    Eretz ^ | 2001 | Joseph E. Katz
    The History and Meaning Of "Palestine" and "Palestinians""There is no such thing as a Palestinian Arab nation . . . Palestine is a name the Romans gave to Eretz Yisrael with the express purpose of infuriating the Jews . . . . Why should we use the spiteful name meant to humiliate us? "The British chose to call the land they mandated Palestine, and the Arabs picked it up as their nation's supposed ancient name, though they couldn't even pronounce it correctly and turned it into Falastin a fictional entity."--- Golda Meir quoted by Sarah Honig, Jerusalem Post, 25 November...
  • 'Thunderous silence in the Arab world'

    12/20/2017 12:43:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/17 | Eliran Aharon
    Prof. Efraim Inbar, president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, told Arutz Sheva on Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) will eventually have to accept the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. "This is an important declaration, because the president of the most important country in the world says that he recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a courageous step that should be praised," he said, adding that the declaration sends an important message to the PA. "The Palestinians do not like this declaration because they want all of Jerusalem and maybe even more. As far...
  • Trump's Embassy Decision Stands Up to Arab Intimidation

    12/06/2017 12:40:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | Dec 06, 2017 | Luis Fleischman
    President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, beginning the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, has prompted warnings of Arab violence. The concern is that the move may undermine the chances of advancing peace efforts. King Abdullah of Jordan warned of the "dangerous repercussions" of such a move and Mahmoud Abbas warned of the consequences that such step may have on the peace process, as well as the overall stability of the region. These arguments were echoed by several countries including Turkey, Egypt, and Syria. France decalred that such an issue should...
  • Frustration and fury among Arabs at Trump's Jerusalem declaration

    12/06/2017 9:18:37 AM PST · by ColdOne · 80 replies ^ | 12/6/17 | Mostafa Salem, Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Ellen Francis
    “It incites feelings of anger among all Muslims and threatens world peace,” said Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, Imam of Egypt’s al-Azhar mosque, one of Islam’s most important institutions. “The gates of hell will be opened in the West before the East,” he added, warning of the possible reaction.
  • Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

    12/06/2017 10:39:52 AM PST · by Wuli · 136 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/6/2017 | By Felicia Schwartz and Dion Nissenbaum in Washington and Rory Jones in Tel Aviv
    ‘Time to Officially Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel:’ Trump Recognition in the Interest of U.S. and Mideast Peace, Trump Says Trump Directs State Department to Begin Process of Moving U.S. Embassy U.S. Would Support ‘Two-State Solution’ to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Trump Says Trump Says U.S. Not Taking Position on Final Status Issues Trump Says U.S. Will Work for an Agreement that Satisfies Israelis, Palestinians President Trump Asks Regional Leaders to Join U.S. in Mideast Peace Push
  • Palestinians: Three days of rage over Trump's decision on Jerusalem

    12/06/2017 8:48:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    jpost ^ | 12/5/17 | YASSER OKBI/MAARIV
    The Palestinian factions announced three days of rage from Wednesday to Friday in protest of US President Donald Trump's announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv. The Palestinian factions called President Trump's policy "political blackmail, which would destroy his ability to achieve regional or colonialist achievements in the region."
  • The Jews driven out of homes in Arab lands

    11/28/2017 5:33:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Chronicle ^ | 11-26-17 | Tom Gross
    The removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored, says Tom Gross It is not surprising, given the sheer scale of the Holocaust and its sadism, that it has dominated contemporary discourse among Jews and others. But, while the extermination of European Jews has rightfully (though belatedly) generated a great deal of study and research, the removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored. This ignorance extends to policy-makers at the highest level. Some journalists and politicians I have spoken to have expressed surprise when I even mentioned that Jews...
  • BREAKING: Gulf States Give Qatar List of Demands To Restore Diplomatic Relationships(truc)

    06/23/2017 5:54:46 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 10 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sundance
    The latest development, in the ongoing Arab state GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) initiative to stem the destabilizing behavior of Qatar, is a list of demands presented to Qatar. If you have followed the regional issues for the past few years you’ll quickly identify how each of the demands cuts to the core of the destabilizing issues.... "Kuwait has given Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that includes shutting down Al-Jazeera and cutting diplomatic ties to Iran. That’s according to a list obtained by The Associated Press from one of the countries involved in the...
  • Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi arms merchant and world-class playboy, dies

    06/07/2017 4:07:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2017 | Brian Murphy
    Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi middleman-for-hire who amas­sed huge wealth and influence peddling everything from American weapons to favors for Riyadh’s rulers and CIA spymasters, only to see his fortunes collapse amid the Iran-contra affair and other scandals, died June 6 at a hospital in London. He was 81, by most accounts. The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease, the family said in a statement reported by the Associated Press. Mr. Khashoggi’s name may have lost its luster since his peak in the 1970s and 1980s, but not so the list of misdeeds and abuses that remain defining events of the...
  • Saudi, Egypt lead Arab states cutting Qatar ties, Iran blames Trump

    06/05/2017 6:16:45 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies
    Rooters Reckless Reporting ^ | June 5, 2017 | Noah Browning, Projectionist
    Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world. Iran -- long at odds with Saudi Arabia and a behind-the-scenes target of the move -- immediately blamed U.S. President Donald Trump for setting the stage during his recent trip to Riyadh. Gulf Arab states and Egypt have already long resented Qatar's support for Islamists, especially the Muslim Brotherhood which they regard as a dangerous political enemy.
  • Abbas Disrespects Trump

    05/24/2017 4:46:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 24, 2017 | Danielle Avel
    Abbas Disrespects Trump How the PA “president” insulted the U.S. president prior to their initial meeting. Palestinian Authority “president” Mahmoud Abbas exploited his visit with Donald Trump in the White House on May 3 to tell a lie so deceitful, it amounted to an insult: “we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace.” As many observers quickly noted, schools routinely are named after Palestinian suicide bombers, and Abbas’ party consistently glorifies murderers including on the very day Abbas met with Trump -- his Fatah party honored 12 terrorists who murdered 95 people. But that’s just...
  • “Not my first sword dance”

    05/22/2017 10:28:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 21,2017 | Scott Johnson
    Appearing from Riyadh on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this morning, Secretary Tillerson fielded a slightly offbeat question and responded with what (outside President Trump’s speech) may have been the quote of the day (transcript here). Wallace observed that Tillerson asked Tillerson about the traditional Arab sword dance in which he participated upon his arrival yesterday. “And I have to tell you,” Wallace commented, “you looked pretty good while you were doing it – frankly, more comfortable than the President or Commerce Secretary Ross. Had you been practicing, sir?” Tillerson responded: “Well, I hadn’t been practicing, Chris, but it...
  • 10 biggest 'Arab world breakthroughs'

    04/16/2017 7:43:27 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 4/16/2017 | Bob Unruh
    A Jordanian researcher has posted a list of 10 “achievements” in the Arab world during 2016, and they include such notables as “the car bomb tactic” and “transforming any device or tool into a tank or lethal bomb.” Read more at
  • Syrians Have A New Nickname For Trump

    04/11/2017 3:09:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 11, 2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Syrians have a new nickname for President Donald Trump following his punishing strike against the Assad regime. People across the Arab world are referring to Trump as “Abu Ivanka al-Amriki,” or “Father of Ivanka, the American,” on social media, reports The Telegraph. The nickname is a term of admiration and respect for the president, following his decisive action in response to the chemical weapons U.S. officials believe President Bashar al-Assad ordered. “One Syrian tells me the new nom de guerre for President Trump on the ground in Northern Syria is Abu Ivanka al-Amriki,” a CNN international correspondent tweeted....
  • Trump considering options for Syria retaliation

    04/06/2017 9:11:35 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 6 Apr 17 | Dana Bash, Jeremy Herb and Barbara Starr
    President Donald Trump has told some members of Congress that he is considering military action in Syria in retaliation for this week's chemical attack, and recognizes the seriousness of the situation, a source familiar with the calls tells CNN. The source said the President had not firmly decided to go ahead with it but said he was discussing possible actions with Defense Secretary James Mattis. Trump is relying on the judgment of Mattis, according to the source. US officials tell CNN the Pentagon has long-standing options to strike Syria's chemical weapons capability and has presented those options to the administration....
  • White House Meeting With Egypt’s Tyrant Highlights Key Trump Effect: Unmasking U.S. Policy

    04/04/2017 8:58:19 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Intercept, the ^ | 03 April 2017 | Glenn Greenwald
    Egypt’s hideous tyrant, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, is in the U.S. to visit the White House on Monday and this is how the New York Times’s Paul Krugman depicted this event: Tweet: Paul Krugman ✔ ‎@paulkrugman Another morning in Trump's America … 6:57 AM - 2 Apr 2017 Krugman believes — or at least wants his Democratic followers to believe — that supporting and praising savage despotism in Egypt is a new development that only happens in “Trump’s America.” The Washington Post’s neoconservative columnist Jackson Diehl this morning encouraged Post readers to believe in the same fairy tale, complaining...