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  • Obama: 'I Don't Think We're Losing' War Against ISIS

    05/21/2015 5:29:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/15
    Video US President Barack Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost. "I don't think we're losing," Obama said in an interview with news magazine The Atlantic published Thursday, days after the Iraqi city of Ramadi was overrun. Shia militias converged on Ramadi Monday in a bid recapture it from jihadists who dealt the Iraqi government a stinging blow by overrunning the city in a deadly three-day blitz. The loss of the capital of Iraq's largest province was Baghdad's worst...
  • Minister Danny Danon: Boycott the Boycotters

    05/20/2015 1:40:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/15 | Hezki Ezra
    Moves to ban the Israel Football Association (IFA) from international soccer club FIFA will not help coexistence, Science and Technology Minister MK Danny Danon (Likud) told Arutz Sheva Wednesday night. "Boycotting Israel will not help them," Danon said. "We're here and we're staying here." "I call on all international institutions: Boycott the boycotters," he added. "Whoever calls for a boycott of Israel should also be boycotted." "[Head of the 'Palestine Football Association'] Jibril Rajoub think it promotes the Palestinian cause - I inform him that he achieves the exact opposite." Danon's remarks follow less than 24 hours after a law...
  • UN to Explore New Israel-PA Peace Effort

    05/20/2015 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/15 | Elad Benari
    The United Nations will explore options with Israel's new government for a return to negotiations on creating a Palestinian state within a reasonable timeframe, the body’s new envoy said Tuesday, according to AFP. Nickolay Mladenov, the UN special Middle East coordinator, told the Security Council that "the coming period will be critical to the future of the peace process." Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have been comatose since a major American push for a final deal ended in failure in April 2014. UN efforts to revive the peace process were effectively on hold in recent months...
  • Tunisian Scholar Mohamed Talbi: The Quran Does Not Prohibit Alcohol, Prostitution, or Homosexuality

    05/19/2015 3:49:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 15/4/15
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  • Obama Says Gulf Leaders Agree with Him On Iran

    05/14/2015 10:00:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/5/15 | Ben Ariel
    President Barack Obama on Thursday said that leaders of Gulf allies at a summit have agreed that a comprehensive, verifiable deal that blocks Iran's pathway to a nuclear weapon would serve everyone's interests, reports The Associated Press (AP). .....
  • PA Parliament: Jews Have No Right to Even 'One Inch' of Israel

    05/14/2015 9:50:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/5/15 | Dalit Halevi
    The Palestinian parliament is continuing to reject any Jewish right to the “land of Palestine”, meaning the entire land of Israel, including the sovereign territory of the State of Israel. At a special meeting in Gaza on Thursday held on the occasion of Nakba Day, the Palestinian parliament stated that the entire “land of Palestine” is an Islamic endowment, and the Jews have no right to even a single inch of it. Nakba Day is the day on which Arabs mourn what they view as the “disaster” of the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. It is marked...
  • Obama Staffers Meet Arab Boy Beaten by Border Policeman

    05/11/2015 5:20:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/15 | Gil Ronen
    The Obama administration is involving itself again in the case of an American teen beaten by an Israeli Border Policeman last summer, in a move that CNN describes as connected to Israel-US tensions. The American cable network reported that White House National Security Council staffers recently took the unusual step of meeting in the West Wing with Tariq Abu Khder, 16, who was beaten by the policeman last summer during riots in eastern Jerusalem on July 3, 2014. The riots took place during the tension that followed the abduction and murder of three Jewish teens, and a revenge attack in...
  • Turkey Denies Imminent Plans for Military Intervention in Syria

    05/10/2015 4:23:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/5/15
    urkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has rejected claims that Ankara is preparing to intervene militarily in neighboring Syria, local media reported on Saturday. "No, there is no situation right now that requires Turkey's involvement," Davutoglu was quoted as saying by the Hurriyet newspaper. Some opposition CHP party politicians claimed this week that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) might resort to military operations in Syria to boost its popularity ahead of a June 7 parliamentary election. "Turkey will launch a military operation into Syria tonight or Friday," the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) secretary-general Gursel Tekin said on Thursday,...
  • UN Chief to Look for 'Realistic Options' for Israel-PA Peace

    05/07/2015 6:06:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/15 | Elad Benari
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said that after a new Israeli government has been sworn in he will investigate whether there are "realistic options" for a return to peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), Reuters reports. "Once a new government has been sworn in, the Secretary-General will explore with Prime Minister Netanyahu realistic options for a return to meaningful negotiations on a two state solution," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, after Netanyahu was able to clinch a deal to form a coalition hours before a deadline. Dujarric also said Ban was "deeply concerned by recent...
  • Boston Marathon bomber cries, wipes eyes as aunt takes stand

    05/04/2015 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 4/5/15 | Denise Lavoie
    BOSTON (AP) -- For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial. Tsarnaev, 21, wiped tears from his eyes quickly and fidgeted in his chair as his mother's sister sobbed uncontrollably. He had maintained a disinterested expression since his trial began in January. The aunt, Patimat Suleimanova, cried as she sat down about 10 feet from Tsarnaev. The tears began falling before she began to testify, and she was only able to answer questions about her...
  • Armenian Genocide Was Not About Muslims Killing Christians

    05/04/2015 4:45:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 23/4/15
    .... "My father was a refugee from the massacres, not my grandparents. Every day, my sister and I would hear tales of history first-hand from my father. The thing that bothers and upsets me the most is hearing that it was about Muslims killing Christians. We all fall into the trap of this political propaganda. The murderers are not just after a victim. They want to accomplish a goal. When people are labeled – 'we are Muslims,' 'you are Christians' - it draws more resentful people to become killers, it leads them to sharpen their swords, and it gives new...
  • 'Obama Pressuring Bibi against 67-MK Coalition'

    05/02/2015 3:57:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/4/15 | Gil Ronen
    A senior source in the Jewish Home estimated Tuesday that White House pressure against a nationalist government is the real reason for the delay in the signing of a coalition deal between Likud and the religious Zionist party. The unnamed senior source was cited on Army Radio as saying that the Jewish Home has shown flexibility on numerous subjects, leaving very few disagreements between the parties, yet the prime minister is taking his time about signing the deal. The source estimated that the US is pressuring Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to establish a unity government with the Zionist Union (Labor...
  • Report: Obama 'Obscured' Iran Nuclear Breakout Time for Years

    05/02/2015 3:06:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/4/15 | Ari Yashar
    Writing in Bloomberg View on Monday, journalist Eli Lake says US President Barack Obama has known for years that Iran needed only 2-3 months to produce enough fuel for a nuclear bomb, but purposely avoided saying so publicly, stressing instead that a full year was needed for Iran to build a nuclear bomb. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Monday acknowledged that the US has known for years that Iran is just two to three months form having enough fissile material for a nuclear bomb. When asked how long the Obama administration has known this, he responded, "Oh, quite some time....
  • Kerry Slams Criticism of Iran Nuclear Deal as 'Hysteria'

    05/02/2015 2:56:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/15 | Ari Soffer
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has given his first interview to Israeli media since spearheading the controversial framework deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Speaking to Channel 10, Kerry sought to bypass Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's stern opposition to the deal by appealing directly to the Israeli people. Kerry sought repeatedly to reassure Israelis that despite the criticism from Netanyahu and many others, any deal with Iran would be watertight. "I say this again - we will not sign a deal that does not close off Iran's pathways to a bomb and that doesn't give us the confidence...
  • Kerry: Deal With Iran 'Closer than Ever'

    05/02/2015 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/4/15 | Elad Benari
    The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, according to The Associated Press (AP). Speaking to a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines, Kerry warned however that work on a deal is far from over and that key issues remain unresolved. "I know as well as anyone that we have a long way to go" on the path to a nuclear-free world, Kerry said at the conference, which Israel is attending as an observer. He acknowledged that...
  • Israel Returns 15 Fishing Boats to Gaza

    04/30/2015 5:08:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/15
    Israel has returned 15 fishing boats seized in recent years off the Gaza coast, the Israel Defense Forces said late Wednesday. "The naval branch (navy) returned to Gaza 15 fishing boats which deviated from the Strip's permitted fishing zone and were seized over the years," the IDF statement read. The small vessels were dragged back to shore by a boat from the Gaza fishermen's union, an AFP photographer said. Because of security concerns, Israel bans fishing off the coast of Gaza beyond six nautical miles. Boats that exceed that limit are often fired on as a warning. Gazan fisherman, meanwhile,...
  • Kerry and Zarif to Meet in New York

    04/30/2015 4:53:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/4/15 | Ben Ariel
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Iranian counterpart in New York on Monday, the first time since their marathon talks which sealed the outlines of an emerging nuclear deal, AFP reports. Kerry will hold talks with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the 2015 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference at the United Nations, a senior State Department official said Sunday. It would be the first meeting between the two since the April 2 deal reached in Lausanne, Switzerland setting out the parameters for the deal to curtail Iran's suspect nuclear program. Global powers must still...
  • Report: Israelis Banned from Buying French Soccer Tickets

    04/30/2015 12:57:56 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/15 | Moshe Cohen
    Israelis appear to have been banned from buying tickets to see the Paris St. Germain soccer team in action, NRG reported Sunday night. The discovery was made by an Israeli couple planning a trip to Paris who wanted to attend a game – and could not find a listing for Israeli orders on the group's ticket ordering web site. Guy Schleider of Ramat Gan perused the team's web site and went to the ticket buying area, where a drop-down list allowed residents of countries around the world to choose their home countries where tickets would be sent to. Included on...
  • ISIS Selfie With Woman's Severed Head: Take This Viral!

    04/27/2015 4:19:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    he original is from the Powdered Wig Society, which says ISIS claims to have captured and beheaded a brave female Kurdish fighter named Rehana. Rehana's friends, however, say she is still alive (and has killed more than 100 ISIS savages). This is not, however, the point. During the First World War, the Triple Entente published nasty hand-drawn cartoons of "Huns" with babies on their bayonets, and one of a woman bound to the wheel of an artillery piece. During the Second World War, the War Department drew pictures of "Japs" menacing (but rarely actually torturing or killing) women, along with...
  • US Expects Israeli Pledge to Two-States to Continue

    04/27/2015 11:18:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/4/15 | Cynthia Blank
    US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman had a harsh message for American Jewish leaders on Monday. Sherman warned them that if the new Israeli government does not demonstrate a strong commitment to the two-state solution, the US will have trouble assisting it in efforts to halt international initiatives at the United Nations. Speaking at a conference of the Reform Movement in the United States, Sherman insisted the US government has "always had Israel's back in the international arena, even when it meant standing alone. This will continue to be the case." But, she continued, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's actions prior...
  • PA: Only 1-2 Million Jews Died During the Holocaust

    04/19/2015 2:55:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/15 | Tova Dvorin
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) celebrated Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day by denying its scope, Palestinian Media Watch revealed Sunday - claiming that instead of six million Jews killed by the Nazis, there were only 1-2 million. "Estimates regarding the number of Holocaust victims differ," an Op/Ed penned by columnist Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul for the official PA Al-Hayat Al-Jadida claimed. "The supporters of the Zionist movement have exaggerated the number of victims, claiming that it amounts to 6 million, whereas others, unbiased researchers, have estimated that there were between one and two million Jewish victims." "Regardless of the number, the bottom line...
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Iran Bill

    04/15/2015 3:48:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/15 | Elad Benari
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved, 19 to 0, legislation granting Congress a voice in negotiations on the Iran nuclear accord, The New York Times reported. The legislation will now go to the full Senate, after President Barack Obama earlier withdrew his opposition rather than face a bipartisan rebuke. Republican opponents of the nuclear agreement on the committee sided with Obama’s strongest Democratic supporters in demanding a congressional role as international negotiators work to turn this month’s nuclear framework into a final deal by June 30. The bill would mandate that the administration send the text of...
  • PA's Internal Conflicts Erupt in Samaria Gunbattles

    04/12/2015 11:21:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/4/15 | Dalit Halevy & Ari Yashar
    The internal tension in the Arab cities of Shechem (Nablus) and Jenin in Samaria has long been growing and threatening to boil over, as the Palestinian Authority's (PA) leading Fatah faction and its security apparatus clash. The two cities, which are under full control of the PA as per the 1993 Oslo Accords, in recent days became the scenes of violence between Fatah, which features a "military wing" named the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, and the PA Security Forces. An exchange of gunfire was reported last Friday at Jenin between armed men, apparently from Fatah, and members of the PA Security...
  • New MK Optimistic about Israeli-Kurdish Future

    04/12/2015 4:11:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/4/15 | Gedalyah Rebock
    Ksenia Svetlova of the Zionist Union, an expert in Arab and Kurdish affairs, sees growth in future ties with Kurds in Syria and Iraq. Photo ....it has not been lost on many that Israel will need to continue developing relationships with groups in these two countries, especially as the security challenges there move closer to Israel’s borders....ISIS is also pressing Kurdistan. “There are various entities and organizations that represent the Kurds in different parts of the Middle East,” says Ksenia Svetlova, newly elected MK for the Zionist Union and an expert on Arab and Kurdish affairs. “The relations with Iraqi...
  • Halal or Not? Eating Your Wife if You Are Hungry...

    04/11/2015 4:14:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    CairoScene ^ | 4/9/15
    We apologise for this aneurysm inducing news, but seriously a Mufti in Saudi Arabia has just declared that a Muslim can cannibalise his wife. You heard correctly: Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, a man of religious power in Saudi Arabia, believes it is halal to eat your wife. Clarifying his stance, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah explains that literally eating your wife is permitted only if you're extremely hungry. Translating what appeared on multiple Arab websites (here, here, here, here and here): “A fatwa attributed to the Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, which allows a man to eat his...
  • ISIS Chemical Weapon Attack - in Indonesia?

    03/25/2015 6:30:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/3/15
    Indonesian terrorists believed to have returned from fighting with the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria are suspected of being behind an attempted chlorine bomb attack in a shopping mall last month, police said Wednesday. The homemade device - made up of several bottles and a detonator - was discovered in the mall south of Jakarta after it failed to go off properly. Police said it was the first such attack ever attempted in Indonesia. National Police Inspector General, Tito Karnavian, said the use of the chlorine resembled tactics employed by ISIS jihadists, who have taken over a vast swath...
  • PA: Negotiations 'Only on Two-State Solution' Basis

    03/18/2015 6:37:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/3/15 | Yaakov Levi
    After earlier reports said that the Palestinian Authority was considering suspending all security cooperation with Israel in the wake of Binyamin Netanyahu's reelection, the PA officially announced Wednesday night that it was hoping to renew talks with Israel, regardless of who was Prime Minister. Nabil Abu-Rudeineh, the PA's official spokesperson, said that the PA has “no interest in the disposition of Israel's Prime Minister. The only thing we are interested in from any Israeli government is the recognition and acceptance of the two-state solution, with Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state.” At a press conference in Ramallah, Abu-Rudeineh...
  • US: Netanyahu Win to Have No Impact on Nuclear Talks

    03/18/2015 6:32:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/3/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's victory in the Israeli election will not hamper US efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the State Department said Wednesday. The Israeli leader opposes any accommodation with Tehran and came to Washington during the campaign to address US lawmakers and denounce the agreement under negotiation as a "bad deal." "We've been long familiar with the views of the prime minister on Iran. We don't think that his win has impacted the Iran negotiations, or will," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Lausanne for talks this week...
  • Live: Election Results

    03/17/2015 5:31:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/3/15
    Yachad is over the threshold and in the Knesset, Bayit Yehudi got 6.13% of the vote, Likud got near 25%, Avoda (Labor) just 18%, Yesh Atid a paltry 8 point something.
  • Netanyahu: Bar Ilan Speech is Dead

    03/08/2015 6:10:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/3/15 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared Sunday that the 2009 Bar Ilan speech in which he voiced support for a demilitarized Palestinian state is no longer relevant. The Friday brochure Olam Katan that was distributed at synagogues this Sabbath asked the parties running for election where they stood on the idea of establishing a Palestinian state. Deputy Minister Tzipi Hotovely replied to the brochure in the name of Likud, and said that “The Prime Minister has announced to the public that the Bar Ilan speech is null and void. Netanyahu's entire political biography is a struggle against a Palestinian state.” Following...
  • Kerry: Public Talks on Deal Will Complicate Iran’s Disarmament

    03/02/2015 3:33:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/15
    US Secretary of State, John Kerry, warned that public talks on the formulating nuclear deal with Iran will make it exceedingly difficult for the US to prevent Ian from developing nuclear abilities. Kerry stated that he is concerned by reports that details of the nuclear talks will be exposed in the next few days. .....
  • Hamas Admits It's Producing Rockets to Attack Israel Again

    03/02/2015 3:18:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/15
    A senior Hamas terrorist said Monday his Islamist group which controls Gaza is rebuilding its heavily depleted rocket arsenal to prepare for a new terror war against Israel. "Any regional or international attempt to lay siege to Hamas or its armed wing is bound to fail," said Marwan Eissa, a commander of Hamas's "military branch," the Al-Qassam Brigades, reports AFP. Hamas is "not looking for confrontation" with Israel, he said, as quoted by Hamas-run news agency Al-Ray. "But we are making sure our forces are reinforced in case of a confrontation. We're continuing to make rockets." Hamas fired thousands of...
  • Feinstein: Netanyahu 'Doesn't Speak for Me'

    03/01/2015 3:50:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 92 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/15 | Elad Benari
    Senator Dianne Feinstein on Sunday launched a verbal attack against Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over his upcoming speech to Congress. Speaking to CNN, the Democrat from California said that Netanyahu is "arrogant" for asserting that he speaks for all Jews, adding that he doesn't speak for her. Feinstein said she would attend Netanyahu's speech and would “listen respectively -- respectfully. I don't intend to jump up and down. And I hope he will speak about what happens if there isn't an agreement.” “I happen to believe Israel is a lot safer with an agreement that's agreed to by all...
  • Iran Says It Fired 'New Strategic Weapon'

    02/28/2015 4:10:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/2/15 | Dalit Halevy & Gil Ronen
    Iran has ended its large scale Great Prophet 9 exercise in the Persian Gulf, test firing a “new strategic weapon,” which it says will play an important role in the future battle against the US. The test was performed on the final day of the exercise, staged by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, through which about one-fifth of the world's oil passes. "The new weapon will have a very decisive role in adding our naval power in confronting threats, particular by the Great Satan, the US," Admiral Ali Fadavi, Iran’s navy chief, told the Revolutionary...
  • Kerry: Netanyahu Questioned Interim Deal with Iran and Was Wrong

    02/25/2015 5:17:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/2/15 | Elad Benari
    The back and forth banter between Israel and the United States over Iran’s nuclear aspirations continued on Wednesday, as Secretary of State John Kerry questioned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s judgment when it comes to Iran. The comments, according to The Huffington Post, came as Kerry was testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Committee member Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.) pointed to Netanyahu’s upcoming address to the Congress as evidence of the weakness of the deal being negotiated between Iran and the six world powers. “The Prime Minister was also profoundly forward-leaning and very outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq...
  • Iran is Deployed, 'Planning War' Along Israel's Northern Border

    02/23/2015 2:50:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/15 | Hillel Fendel
    an has built an active front from Israel's northern Mediterranean border adjacent to Rosh Hanikra, all the way to the Golan Heights. The goal: to undermine and wage war against the "Zionist entity" with conventional, powerful military means from within Lebanon and Syria. So says Yigal Carmon, Counter-terrorism Adviser to prime ministers Yitzhak Shamir and Yitzhak Rabin, and founder and president of the prestigious Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). "Iran has taken advantage of the chaos in the Middle East to form a united front from Tehran, through Baghdad, Syria and Lebanon," Carmon told Kol Yisrael public radio on...
  • Livni Makes Campaign Promise of Gay Marriage

    02/21/2015 3:20:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/15 | Nir Har-zahav, Ari Yashar
    Tzipi Livni, head of Hatnua and possible prime minister of Israel if her "Zionist camp" union with Labor wins in elections, after which there would be a rotation between her and Labor head Yitzhak Herzog, made a campaign promise on Saturday of same-sex marriage. Livni was at a "Dreck" party at the Oman 17 club in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, where she was dancing with gay couples before taking the stage and the microphone. "Good evening Dreck. There's a chance that on March 20 (after elections - ed.) we'll come to celebrate the end of the period of darkness,...
  • Norwegian Muslims Surround Oslo Synagogue in 'Peace Circle'

    02/21/2015 3:08:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/15
    Norwegian Muslims organized a peace vigil in Oslo Saturday in a show of solidarity with Jews a week after fatal shootings in Denmark targeted a synagogue and free speech seminar. As the small mainly elderly Jewish congregation filed out of the synagogue after Shabbat prayers, a group of young Muslims, many of them teenage girls wearing headscarves, formed a symbolic ring outside the building to roaring applause from a crowd of more than 1,000 people, reports AFP. "This shows that there are many more peacemakers than war-makers," 37-year-old Zeeshan Abdullah, one of the organizers told the crowd. "There is still...
  • Libyan Cleric: Jooos! Not Pig and Ape Seed!

    02/19/2015 4:21:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 8/2/15 | Chemsedine alDjazairi
    Following are excerpts from an address by Algerian cleric Chemseddine el Djazairi, which aired on Ennahar TV on February 8, 2015: Chemseddine el Djazairi: A viewer asks: What is your position about the prevalent belief that contemporary Jews are of the seed of those who were transformed into apes and pigs? This belief is not true. Contemporary Jews are of the seed of Adam, not of the apes and pigs, because the line of those transformed into apes and pigs was severed. […] A Jew who rebelled so much against God that he was thus transformed – how is this...
  • Democrats Complain Netanyahu Speech Could 'Undermine' Iran Deal

    02/19/2015 3:33:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/2/15
    Nearly two dozen US House Democrats on Thursday urged the postponement of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress, claiming the controversially-timed address could "undermine" nuclear negotiations with Iran, reports AFP. Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 two weeks before his country's elections, and the speech, in which the prime minister will discuss the threat of Iran's nuclear program, has led to an outcry from the left in the US and Israel. Twenty-three lawmakers wrote Boehner urging him to postpone the invitation, which the Republican leader extended without...
  • Biton Family: Adelle Will be Buried in Her Hometown

    02/17/2015 3:23:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/15 | Yoni Kempinski
    Four-year-old Adelle Biton, who passed away following a rapid deterioration in her condition due to a bout with pneumonia, will be buried in her hometown of Yakir in Samaria, the family announced on Tuesday night. The Biton family said that the funeral will take place on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., despite the difficulties imposed by the Civil Administration, which denied the request to bury Adelle in Yakir, citing the lack of a master plan for a cemetery in a 20 dunam area set aside by the Shomron Regional Council. Adelle was critically wounded in March 2013, when the family car...
  • Palestinian rappers rage over use of song in Likud ad

    02/15/2015 3:52:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 15/2/15 | Adiv Sterman
    Amman-based hip-hop band Torabyeh say ruling party put their lives at risk by linking them to Islamic State Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpVwW_bfEQM Members of the Amman-based alternative hip-hop group Torabyeh accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday of putting their lives at serious risk by linking them with terrorism and associating them with Islamic State fighters, following the apparently illegal use of a rap song performed by the band in a controversial campaign ad posted online by the Likud party Saturday night. “In the last propaganda video released by the Israeli Likud Party which is headed by the criminal Benjamin Netanyahu (Zionist...
  • Jihad against Israel Is the Only Thing We Arabs Have in Common

    02/15/2015 3:34:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 21/1/15
    ...Abd Al-Bari Atwan: In my view, Jihad must be directed, first and foremost, against the Israeli enemy. This is the enemy about which there is a consensus. Arabs who do not think that Israel is an enemy are neither Arabs nor Muslims. Our compass must point toward that enemy. All our guns must be turned toward that enemy, regardless of our differences, because this is the only thing that unites us....
  • American Officials Deny Obama Admin is 'Punishing' Israel

    02/15/2015 3:23:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/2/15 | Elad Benari
    Senior officials in both the State Department and White House denied on Sunday evening reports in the Israeli media that the Obama administration is “punishing” Israel for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and has stopped sharing information with Israel about the nuclear talks with Iran. The report on Channel 2 News stated that Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, who is in charge of the nuclear talks with Iran, has announced that she is no longer briefing Israel about the talks, because the Israeli government is using the information in a manipulative and political way. Susan Rice, Obama's national...
  • US Blacklists German Rapper Who Joined ISIS

    02/09/2015 11:57:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/2/15
    The United States added German former rapper Denis Cuspert to its list of "terrorists" over his role as a fighter with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the State Department said Monday. The 39-year-old, who used to rap in Berlin under the name "Deso Dogg" and now goes by the name Abu Talha al-Almani, is one of the most famous Western fighters for ISIS. He is already listed as an Al-Qaeda supporter by the United Nations. The US listing as a "global terrorist" freezes all of Cuspert's assets under US control and prohibits transactions with him. Cuspert joined...
  • Senators Petition Boehner to Postpone Netanyahu Speech

    02/09/2015 5:35:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 62 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/2/15 | Elad Benari
    A group of Democrats in the House of Representatives are circulating a petition asking Republican Speaker John Boehner to postpone the March 3 speech by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress, Bloomberg reported on Monday. “As members of Congress who support Israel, we share concern that it appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool against the president,” states the letter, which is being circulated among lawmakers by Representatives Keith Ellison, Steve Cohen and Maxine Waters. The three started sending the petition to fellow lawmakers last week, said Mike Casca, a spokesman...
  • Amnesty International Condemns Jordan for Executing Terrorists

    02/04/2015 4:27:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/15 | Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin
    Amnesty International has condemned Jordan for executing Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in "revenge" for the group burning Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh alive on camera. “The Jordanian authorities are rightly horrified by this utterly reprehensible killing but the response should never be to resort to the death penalty, which itself is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment," Philip Luther, director of AI's Middle East and North Africa Program, stated Wednesday. "The death penalty should also not be used as a tool for revenge. The ISIS’s gruesome tactics must not be allowed to fuel a bloody cycle of reprisal executions.” .....
  • North Korea strikes down US talks, vows 'final doom'

    02/03/2015 9:36:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/2/15 | Park Chan-Kyong
    North Korea on Wednesday appeared to rule out any resumption of dialogue with the United States, threatening to react to any US "war of aggression" with nuclear strikes and cyber warfare. The statement from the country's top military body, the National Defence Commission (NDC), came after reported moves by Washington and Pyongyang to revive long-stalled six-nation talks on denuclearisation. The NDC said recent comments from President Barack Obama had revealed that the United States' goal was to "bring down" North Korea. The statement was an apparent reaction to an interview Obama gave on January 22 in which he spoke of...
  • ISIS Reportedly Holds Nazi-esque Mass Book Burning

    02/03/2015 3:54:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/2/15
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday voiced concern over reports of mass book-burning in Iraq, saying it would be one of the most "devastating" such actions in history if confirmed. Referring to reports that thousands of books on philosophy, law, science and poetry have been torched in recent weeks, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said it was part of a campaign of "cultural cleansing," reports AFP. "If confirmed, this would be one of the most devastating acts of destruction of library collections in human history," UNESCO said. "Such destruction is a cruel reminder that the nations...
  • Jordan's King Slams 'Cowardly' ISIS After Pilot Executed

    02/03/2015 3:40:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/14 | Ben Ariel
    Jordan’s King Abdullah on Tuesday described the Islamic State (ISIS) as a “cowardly” organization, and added that its killing of pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh will only strengthen Jordanians. “We have received with all sorrow, grief and anger, the news of the martyrdom of the brave pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, may Allah bless his soul, at the hand of the terrorist and cowardly Daesh organization, this criminal, stray gang that has nothing to do with our true religion,” the King said in a statement quoted by the Jordan Times and in which he used an Arabic acronym for ISIS. “At this difficult time,...