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  • Tenth Lesson of the Gaza War: Obama Doesn’t Want to Disarm Hamas

    07/25/2014 7:38:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 25, 2014 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    There is a growing consensus in the United States and around the world that the way to end the Israel-Gaza war is to disarm Hamas. President Obama seems to be the only hold-out. On July 24, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a resolution calling on the Obama Administration to make the disarming of Hamas a central part of any cease-fire proposal. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a Republican, is spearheading this effort together with Democratic Senators Charles Schumer of New York and Ben Cardin of Maryland. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on July 15 to...
  • Hamas boosting anti-aircraft arsenal with looted Libyan missiles

    10/26/2011 8:42:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10/26/11 | Amos Harel & Avi Issacharoff
    A rocket fired by Palestinians from Gaza last night landed between Ashdod and Gedera, in the first such attack after a two-month period of quiet. Sirens sounded in Ashdod and nearby communities and residents were told to enter protected rooms and shelters. There were no injuries. Since the terrorist attack on the Egyptian border near Eilat that killed eight on August 18, the Gaza border has been relatively calm with only a few rocket launches, most directed at small communities near the Gaza Strip. Last night's rocket, fired around 11:10 p.m., landed in a field. It seems to have been...
  • Report: Palestinians within two votes on UN Security Council of forcing Obama veto

    09/20/2011 9:10:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 0:09 pm on September 20, 2011 | Allahpundit
    The bad news? This will undo any bit of goodwill we might have earned by siding with the people against their governments during the Arab Spring. The good news? The next big apology speech O gives in Cairo is shaping up to be a doozy. Palestinian officials have so far enlisted the support of at least six or seven members of the 15-member Security Council in their bid to gain United Nations recognition as a sovereign state, a senior official said Tuesday…For any decision to pass in the 15-member Council, nine affirmative votes are needed, as well as no veto...
  • From Israel to New York - Jews, Christians Protest Hamas Led Palestine UN Vote

    09/20/2011 10:05:09 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 20, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    From Israel to New York - Jews, Christians Protest Hamas Led Palestine UN Vote By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York --- September 20, 2011 .... Thousands of Jewish and Christian protesters are taking to the streets in Jerusalem and in New York to protest a UN vote on the creation of a Hamas led Palestine. Just south of the UN, Rabbi Avi Weiss and 50 other demonstrators protested the PA's request to the UN for unilateral statehood. The protest was sponsored by AMCHA - Coalition for Jewish Concerns. Six people were arrested and charged by NYPD with disorderly...
  • Obama aims to salvage mid-east peace crisis

    09/20/2011 11:47:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 20/9/11 | Bradley Klapper And Matthew Lee
    NEW YORK -The Obama administration insisted Monday there was still time to avert a divisive showdown over Palestinian statehood, ignoring President Mahmoud Abbas' defiant pledge to take his government's case to the United Nations and reaching out to Western allies in the hopes of a last-ditch compromise. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S. was engaged in "extremely intensive" diplomacy with Israel, the Palestinians and the other governments gathered in New York for the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting. A statement from the U.S. and other key Mideast peace negotiators on a possible path forward appeared to be...
  • Sinai: From Buffer to Badlands--Israeli-Egyptian peace is sinking fast

    07/27/2011 5:04:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | Jul 27th, 2011 | P. David Hornik
    “The main, immediate beneficiaries of what is known as the ‘Arab spring’ are Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip,” Israeli military analyst Ron Ben-Yishai reported on Ynet the other day. His and similar reports haven’t attracted much attention, and perhaps it’s understandable. There’s been a mass murder in Norway, and, in Israel, raucous public protests over housing prices. But the deterioration in Gaza is surely worthy of note, and, for Israelis, likely to be more significant than the cost of flats. Ben-Yishai, noting the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt since Mubarak’s downfall, says “the group’s influence...
  • Group to establish Nazi party in springtime Egypt

    05/26/2011 7:22:49 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 13 replies
    The New Normal ^ | 26 May 2011 | Unk
    A couple weeks back I joked about the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ being more reminiscent of ‘Springtime for Hitler’. I should have known that the Arab world is beyond parody. Considering that Mein Kampf and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion are perennial best sellers in Egypt, it is no wonder that the new party is having little trouble attracting members.
  • Egypt to open Rafah crossing permanently

    05/25/2011 2:01:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | May 25, 2011 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    CAIRO – Egypt will open its only crossing with the Gaza Strip this weekend, the Cairo military government announced Wednesday, significantly easing a four-year blockade on the Hamas-ruled territory but setting up a potential conflict with Israel. Egypt's official Middle East News Agency said the Rafah border crossing would be opened permanently starting Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day except Fridays and holidays.
  • URGENT ACTIVISM ALERT:Contact Speaker Boehner Re:Obama:War Egypt-Libya Hamas' Terrorist Support

    05/25/2011 1:10:12 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 32 replies
    Earlier post ^ | May 25, 2011
    PLEASE COPY AND PASTE BELOW AND E-MAIL OR FAX Speaker Boehner http://www.speaker.gov/contact/ FAX- 202-225-5117 Email:speakerboehner@mail.house.gov __________________________________________________________ Speaker Boehner, This is a plea for you to exercise your responsibility to control our rogue Administration and it’s arbitrary decision to use U.S. planes and arms against Khadaffi in Libya. The sixty days for Congressional approval have ended. The implications here are monumental and disastrous for our democratic republic. Our president, who is showing clear signs of becoming a traitor, has used his own simple judgement to turn the might of our military against another country, Obama’s enemy du jour. He does not...
  • House members side with Netanyahu

    05/25/2011 7:16:24 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 33 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 05/24/11 04:05 PM ET | Mike Lillis
    House members side with Netanyahu House lawmakers from both parties are siding with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over President Obama in their differing approaches to the Israel-Palestine border dispute. Obama last week called for Israel's 1967 borders to mark the "foundation" for renewing stalled peace talks between the two sides – a concession to Palestine that Netanyahu has bluntly rejected, including in remarks to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday. "The vast majority of the 650,000 Israelis who live beyond the 1967 lines reside in neighborhoods and suburbs of Jerusalem and greater Tel Aviv," Netanyahu told lawmakers in his...
  • Obama: Palestine Has "Right" To Be A "Sovereign And Contiguous State" (video)

    05/23/2011 4:35:53 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 23, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Definition of CONTIGUOUS 1: being in actual contact: touching along a boundary or at a point -- of angles : adjacent 2 3: next or near in time or sequence 4: touching or connected throughout in an unbroken sequence "The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state," President Obama told American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) attendees on Sunday. The...
  • Egypt Girds for Showdown (Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Israel want Mubarak to STAY)

    02/04/2011 3:55:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 2/4/11 | BUNCH OF WSJ WRITERS
    Egypt girded for a day of massive protest Friday, firming up army positions around demonstrators occupying central Cairo's Tahrir Square and slapping new restrictions on journalists.
  • White House, Egypt Discusses Plan for Mubarak’s Exit

    02/03/2011 5:22:37 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 114 replies
    NYT ^ | February 3, 2011 | By HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER
  • Obama to Egyptian Army: Remove Mubarak now, start transition

    02/02/2011 7:13:27 PM PST · by Errant · 61 replies
    Debka File ^ | 2 February, 2011
    Wednesday, Feb. 2, President Barack Obama delivered an ultimatum to Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman and the army and security chiefs: Mubarak must be removed in the coming hours or else US aid to Egypt will be cut off, debkafile's Washington sources exclusively report. Pressure on the Egyptian armed forces to oust the president forthwith was further applied by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who called Vice President Omar Suleiman, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates who called Egyptian defense minister Mohamed Tantawi, and US armed forces chief Adm. Mike Mullen in a telephone call to the Egyptian chief of staff...
  • Obama Stands by Muslim Brotherhood Endorsement

    02/02/2011 4:22:49 PM PST · by Tigen · 41 replies · 1+ views
    INN ^ | 2-2-11 | Hillel Fendel
    For the first time, a U.S. government supports granting a government role to an extremist Islamic organization: the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. snip This caveat does not significantly alter the new American approach, which is very different than that of the previous Administration, in which George W. Bush pushed Mubarak for democratic reforms but never publicly accepted a role for Islamists.
  • EDITORIAL: Egypt’s blood on Obama’s hands?--White House is fanning flames of Islamic revolution

    02/02/2011 2:40:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 2, 2011 | Editorial
    President Obama is signaling the Egyptian opposition that their time has come. In a terse statement last night, Mr. Obama announced a “moment of transformation” had arrived in Egypt, “the status quo is not sustainable” and a new government must begin to form “now.” An administration official later reiterated, “the key part of the statement was ‘now.’ ” Today the formerly peaceful protests in Egypt turned violent. It turns out that words do have consequences. Egypt is at a crossroads, a time of suspense when change could come gradually and peacefully, or quickly with maximum instability. The White House has...
  • Obama Administration Lifts US Ban on Muslim Brotherhood Leader

    01/28/2011 5:59:11 PM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 144 replies · 1+ views
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | January 28 2011 | Avi Yellin
    The Barack Obama administration has decided to lift a ban preventing Muslim Scholar Professor Tariq Ramadan from entering the United States. Ramadan, an Egyptian currently living in Switzerland, is a leading member of Europe’s Muslim Brotherhood branch and the grandson of the movement’s founder Hassan al-Banna. The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization for Hamas and some of the groups that recently merged into al-Qaeda, including Ayman al Zawahiri’s Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Ramadan was invited to teach at the University of Notre Dame in 2004 but the George W. Bush administration revoked his visa, citing a statute that applies to...
  • IDF Confirms: Gaza Militants Fired Phosphorous Bombs At Israel

    09/15/2010 10:50:13 AM PDT · by edpc · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 15 Sept 2010 | Haaretz & Reuters
    Two of the nine mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel on Tuesday were actually phosphorous bombs, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed. Militants in the coastal territory also fired two Qassam rockets into Israel, yielding an Israel Air Force strike in response that led to the death of one Palestinian working in a smuggling tunnel on the border with Egypt.
  • Gaza Celebrates Jewish Deaths with Candy

    09/02/2010 8:32:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/2010 | Hillel Fendel
    Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon says that while PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) talks peace in Washington, his men encourage terrorism back at home – and Gazans celebrate terrorism by giving out candy. Ayalon decried the fact that the PA minister for prisoner affairs recently visited the Abu Hamid family, four sons of which have been sentenced to life for murdering Israelis. The official, Isa Karaka, shared the Ramadan break-fast meal with the family, and praised the mother for the way in which she has contributed to the struggle for independence. Karaka also visited the home of suicide terrorist...
  • Celebrations in Gaza after shooting attack

    08/31/2010 8:27:08 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 37 replies
    Processions of joy took place at a number of locations in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, after the shooting attack near Hebron, which left four Israelis dead.
  • Accusations fly over rocket launch on Eilat and Aqaba (Israel & Jordan vs Hamas and Egypt)

    08/03/2010 5:27:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 3+ views
    Asia News ^ | 8/3/2010
    Jerusalem (AsiaNews) – Jordan said it had evidence that the rockets that hit Aqaba came from the Sinai. Egypt yesterday said that that was “Impossible”. Israel has more or less openly accused Hamas, which has denied any involvement. Without any definitive explanation for the incident, accusations and counteraccusations are flying all over the place after several ‘Grad’ rockets hit the Israeli town of Eilat and its close neighbour, Aqaba, in Jordan, where it killed one person, injuring five. "We can now say without hesitation that the Grad rocket was launched from Sinai," said a Jordanian official close to the investigation...
  • 4 Rockets Fall In South; None Injured ["near Kibbutz Nahal Oz"]

    07/24/2010 11:40:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 60 replies · 27+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 07.24.10, 23:50 / Israel News | Shmulik Hadad
    SNIPPET: "Police are working to figure out the origin of the rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip Saturday evening and exploded near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, without causing damage or injures. A total of four rockets and two mortar shells were fired at Israel on Saturday, causing no injuries. An initial examination revealed that the rocket fired at Nahal Oz was manufactured using professional means, most likely outside of the borders of the Gaza Strip. The rocket had a diameter of 115 millimeters, and police sappers were working to locate fragments of it to be tested."
  • POLITICAL ASYLUM GRANTED TO MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF

    07/02/2010 7:26:09 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/02/2010 | Dan Wooding
    'Son of Hamas' says he is still in 'shock' at the news SAN DIEGO, CA - (ANS)- Mosab Hassan Yousef, author of the best-selling, "Son of Hamas" who, on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, won the right to stay in the Unites States after a huge campaign by both Christians and Jews had called for him to be granted U.S. asylum, says he is still in "shock" at the news. With his friends in court to support him, Yousef got the information during a 15-minute deportation hearing in San Diego, California, after a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attorney said...
  • Hamas rises in the West

    06/15/2010 4:44:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 253+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-15-10 | CAROLINE GLICK
    Hamas rises in the West  By CAROLINE GLICK 06/15/2010 06:34 By backing the terrorist group against Israel, western countries are backing Hamas against Fatah and Islamist states against ME moderates.   Since the navy’s May 31 takeover of the Turkish-Hamas flotilla, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his advisers have deliberated around the clock about how to contend with the US-led international stampede against Israel. But their ultimate decision to form an investigatory committee led by a retired Supreme Court justice and overseen by foreign observers indicates that they failed to recognize the nature of the international campaign facing us today....
  • Funding Hamas-Why is Obama intent on sending $400 million to an area controlled by terrorists?

    06/15/2010 4:13:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies · 497+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-15-10 | Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
    We are $13 trillion in debt. We will be $19.6 trillion in debt come 2015. Yet, the President wants to send $400 million for “humanitarian aid” to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, an area controlled by the terrorist organization Hamas. As well intentioned as this offer may be, how can we be sure our money will not be used to fund terrorist activities? Well, we can’t. If the money given to the late PLO chief Yasser Arafat is any indication, our dollars will be used to fund more terrorist activities and line the pockets of those in charge. Moreover,...
  • Navy braces for next flotillas

    06/15/2010 4:02:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies · 915+ views
    JPOST.com - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 06/15/2010 04:51 | By YAAKOV KATZ
    SNIPPET: "The navy will operate under the assumption that groups of provocateurs are aboard any future ships that try to break the Israel-imposed sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, Deputy Commander of the Navy Rear-Admiral Rani Ben-Yehuda told The Jerusalem Post on Monday."
  • Our World: Hamas rises in the West (Caroline Glick)

    06/15/2010 3:33:20 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 7 replies · 374+ views
    JPost.com ^ | 6/15/2010 | Caroline Glick
    Led by US President Barack Obama, the West has cast its lot with Hamas. It is not surprising that Obama is siding with Hamas. His close associates are leading members of the pro-Hamas Free Gaza outfit. Obama’s friends, former Weather Underground terrorists Bernadine Dohrn and William Ayres participated in a Free Gaza trip to Egypt in January. Their aim was to force the Egyptians to allow them into Gaza with 1,300 fellow Hamas supporters. Their mission was led by Code Pink leader and Obama fund-raiser Jodie Evans. Another leading member of Free Gaza is James Abourezk, a former US senator...
  • Barack Obama announces $400m aid package to Gaza

    06/10/2010 4:13:52 AM PDT · by safetysign · 32 replies · 139+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 06/09/2010 | Helen Sherwood
    President Barack Obama said today the US would send $400m of aid to the Palestinian territories following 10 days of international focus on Gaza, which Israel has blockaded for more than three years.
  • ORGANIZERS OF GAZA FLOTILLA HAVE VIOLATED US NEUTRALITY ACT

    06/08/2010 4:02:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 55+ views
    IMRA ^ | 6-8-10
    For Immediate Release June 7, 2010ORGANIZERS OF GAZA FLOTILLA HAVE VIOLATED US NEUTRALITY ACT** * Israeli Law Center Calls on U.S. Attorney General to Investigate American Funding of Gaza Boats ***Shurat HaDin - Israel Law Center has written a letter to the American Attorney General, Eric Holder, asking him to investigate whether the U.S. Neutrality Act (18 USC § 960) was violated by Left-wing organizations that funded the Gaza flotilla. The letter also asks for an investigation of whether the Free Gaza Movement (FGM) which organized the illegal boat expedition was involved in money laundering and efforts to defraud the...
  • The Obama Administration Sides With Hamas

    06/04/2010 10:58:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies · 514+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 4, 2010 | Joseph A. Klein
    Hamas’ allies have achieved what they set out to do – to push Israel into a corner by provoking a confrontation against the blockade-breaker flotilla of ships and then using Israel’s response to force an end to the blockade against the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
  • Obama to “investigate” (abandon) Israel. Al Qaeda involved in flotilla attack.

    06/04/2010 7:48:48 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 9 replies · 193+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | June 4, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit has a stunner of a report at his site. But before I get to that, in a related story, I've learned that in a special intelligence briefing yesterday, IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) officials revealed that 40 of the "peace activists" aboard the Mavi Marmara that was blockaded are members of al-Qaeda. http://www.aipnews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=14626 Before the fight, the real activists ("useful idiots") were sent below decks. (Always click on AIP News for information that the Muslim-in-Chief wishes you didn't know.) Spread the word ... while you still can. (h/t Tom Kovach) Here's what our president puppet is...
  • Groups want stronger U.S. defense of Israel, Obama not obliging

    06/02/2010 2:29:47 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 22 replies · 407+ views
    JTA ^ | 6/2/'10 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Obama administration appears to be rebuffing calls from some Jewish groups for the United States to be more assertive and public in defending Israel regarding the flotilla incident. The bluntest appeal for a more pronounced pro-Israel posture came from Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League's national director, who is in Israel meeting with the Israeli leadership. "The U.S. should reiterate its support and understanding for Israel, that as a sovereign and democratic nation it has the right to act on behalf of its national security and express its confidence that Israel can conduct its own investigation into...
  • President Obama Finally Found His Deportee: A Palestinian Convert to Christianity

    06/01/2010 8:48:00 AM PDT · by opentalk · 26 replies · 882+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | June 1, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    After a desperate search of the country, President Barack Hussein Obama is ready to deport someone at long last. And that deportee is a dangerous, horrible man, indeed. His name is Mosab Hassan Yousef and he is a convert from Islam to Christianity who hails from Palestine. To show how dangerous he is, he has written a subversive new book named “Son of Hamas,” a book that denounces Islamic terror and violence and warns Americans of dangers posed them. One other thing is interesting about this man. He is the son of the founder of the Palestinian-based terrorist group Hamas...
  • White House 'deeply regrets' loss of life on Gaza flotilla

    05/31/2010 5:25:21 AM PDT · by darkside321 · 65 replies · 1,621+ views
    UN calls for full inquiry after Israel Navy commandos storm international aid boat; European Union condemns incident.The White House on Monday said it "deeply regretted" the loss of life and injuries sustained in the clashes after Israel Navy troops stormed a convoy of international activists bringing aid to the Gaza Strip, leaving at least 10 people dead."The United States deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries sustained, and is currently working to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragedy," said White House spokesman William Burton. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a full investigation and expressed shock at Israel's...
  • Gaza Flotilla Massacre [Barf Alert - Arab Agitprop] (Cynthia McKinney is aboard!!)

    05/31/2010 12:45:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 980+ views
    Arab News ^ | May 31, 2010 | Israel Shamir
    Terrible news: dozens of our friends and comrades are dead and wounded in the pirate attack in the high seas on humanitarian aid boats by crazed Israeli Jews. This is a dreadful crime that will forever be remembered. The details are not fully available yet; the massacre toll stands meanwhile on 15, but it can go up or down. The best source for news yet http://twitter.com/Mondoweiss What is clear that the Israeli pirates attacked the humanitarian aid flotilla in the international waters over 90 miles (150 km) out of their territorial waters. The boats carried no arms, but the Jewish...
  • Hamas: '67 border deal doesn't include recognition of Israel

    05/20/2010 5:14:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 313+ views
    IMRA ^ | 5-20-10
    Hamas: '67 border deal doesn't include recognition of Israel Published yesterday (updated) 19/05/2010 20:05 www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=285466 Gaza – Ma'an – Hamas' acceptance of 1967 borders, in exchange for a 10-year truce, would not involve the recognition of Israel, senior Hamas official Khalil Al-Haya said Wednesday. The proposal put forward by Hamas would see the acceptance of a Palestinian state "in stages" on the green line, the 1967 armistice line, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and "the return of all refugees without recognizing Israel in exchange for a 10-year truce," Al-Haya said during a Hamas conference to mark Nakba Day in...
  • BREAKING: Obama Administration Denies Visas to Israeli Nuclear Scientists

    04/08/2010 3:34:46 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 47 replies · 1,216+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4-8-10 | Roger L. Simon
    The Obama administration is now denying U.S. visas to Israeli scientists who work at that nation’s Dimona nuclear reactor. This startling reversal of traditional policy was reported April 7, 2010, in the Israeli website/newspaper NRG/Maariv (link to the original Hebrew here and to an exclusive Pajamas Media translation here). This could be yet another flashpoint in the increasingly sensitive relations between the administration, the American Jewish community, and Israel. The revelation in Maariv came only a day before the arrival in New York of Tariq Ramadan — controversial grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al Banna — whose visa was...
  • Shock claim: Obama encouraged Palestinian 'resistance'

    04/01/2010 5:28:01 PM PDT · by ChrisInAR · 27 replies · 996+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 31, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – The Obama administration has encouraged "resistance" by Palestinians to protest Israel's presence in eastern Jerusalem, a senior Palestinian Authority official claimed to WND. The senior PA official, speaking from Ramallah on condition of anonymity, said that in recent meetings with U.S. envoys to the region, the American diplomats supported and encouraged the concept of Palestinian protests to pressure Israel into evacuating eastern sections of Jerusalem. The PA official's claim follows a meeting in Jordan last week between PA President Mahmoud Abbas and George Mitchell, Obama's envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At a press conference immediately following the meeting,...
  • Obama's Goal: Regime Change (in Israel)

    03/31/2010 4:54:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 520+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2010 | Dick Morris and Eileen Mcgann
    Why is President Obama so obviously humiliating Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu? Why is Secretary of State Clinton negating everything she said when she represented New York state and piling on the Jewish state? They want Benjamin Netanyahu out. Specifically, they want him to feel such pressure that he dumps his right-wing coalition partners and forms a new government with the center-left party Kadima headed by former Prime Minister Tzipi Livni. Livni, who thinks nothing of trading land for peace, no matter how flawed the peace might be, will then hold Netanyahu's government hostage and force it to bend to...
  • A Blind Eye for Hamas’ Victims

    03/29/2010 5:10:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 195+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | -- | Anav Silverman
    It is not every day that Human Rights Watch (HRW) comes out with a report that accurately highlights Hamas war crimes against Israel, but in the case of the Thai worker killed by a Gaza rocket on March 18, 2009, HRW did just that.The tragic story of Manee Singmueangphon , a Thai migrant worker who was killed when a rocket struck an Israeli greenhouse north of Gaza on Thursday March 18, was barely given any in-depth coverage in the mainstream media. Most news reports simply stated that a Thai migrant worker was killed in a rocket attack, not even giving...
  • What Crisis?

    03/20/2010 4:16:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 381+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    President Obama needs every vote he can get in the House of Representatives for health care this week. So it would not do to have some of his liberal friends on the Hill think there is a crisis in U.S.-Israeli relations right now. Asked by FOX News’ Bret Baer directly if the recent diplomatic storm was a crisis, the President said no. He spoke of the decision by a mid-level Interior Ministry official in Jerusalem to allow housing units to be built in the Jewish section of the city. “Not helpful,” the President described the routine issuance of a building...
  • So Israel's the Bad Guy Here? Really?

    03/19/2010 5:12:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 325+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18; 2010 | Diana West
    Phew. We can breathe easier now that the Obama administration has taken a tough-as-scimitars line with Israel, whose existentially threatening architectural blueprints for new housing, the administration says, pose a dire threat to U.S. troops and interests. Or, as Vice President Joseph Biden put it, referring to a new housing project in Jerusalem, as reported by Yedioth Ahronoth: "This is starting to get dangerous for us. What you're doing here undermines the security of our troops who are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan." In other words, maybe it's not the Muslim-made IED planted in the roads of Helmand Province...
  • Obama blocks delivery of bunker-busters to Israel

    03/18/2010 7:17:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 238 replies · 7,083+ views
    worldtribune.com ^ | March 18, 2010
    WASHINGTON — The United States has diverted a shipment of bunker-busters designated for Israel. Officials said the U.S. military was ordered to divert a shipment of smart bunker-buster bombs from Israel to a military base in Diego Garcia. They said the shipment of 387 smart munitions had been slated to join pre-positioned U.S. military equipment in Israel Air Force bases. "This was a political decision," an official said. In 2008, the United States approved an Israeli request for bunker-busters capable of destroying underground facilities, including Iranian nuclear weapons sites. Officials said delivery of the weapons was held up by the...
  • Washington sharpens crisis with Israel, may give Palestinians military shield

    03/18/2010 6:08:59 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 15 replies · 500+ views
    Debka ^ | 03/18/2010
    "Israel is one of our closest allies and we and the Israeli people have a special bond that's not going to go away," said President Barack Obama to Fox News Wednesday, March 17, after denying any crisis in the relationship. debkafile's Washington sources note that denial makes a lot of sense for the president because it lets him off the hook for dealing with it. However, in Jerusalem, prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu called his inner cabinet into its second session on the crisis that same night. The seven ministers were asked to review the situation after President Obama and secretary...
  • Israel's New Enemy: America?

    03/18/2010 4:52:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 343+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    "Enemy: "a person who feels hatred for, fosters harmful designs against, or engages in antagonistic activities against another; an adversary or opponent." -- Dictionary.com Despite Vice President Joe Biden's recent pledge of unswerving fidelity to Israel during his recent visit there, the rhetoric and pressure directed by the Obama administration against the only fully functioning democracy in the Middle East more accurately resembles the behavior of an enemy. Increasingly under this administration -- but also present in Republican administrations -- America's policy toward Israel is full of "harmful designs" and "antagonistic activities." The intentions may not be deliberate, but the...
  • Thai worker killed by Kassam rocket near Netiv Ha’asara [Obama/Biden efforts paying off]

    03/18/2010 4:37:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 325+ views
    Attack from Gaza is third in 24 hours, after two rockets land near Sderot; comes on same day as visit to Strip by Europe's top diplomat, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. Attack from Gaza is third in 24 hours, after two rockets land near Sderot; comes on same day as visit to Strip by Europe's top diplomat, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. A Thai greenhouse worker was killed on Thursday afternoon when a Kassam rocket fired by Gaza terrorists hit the Netiv Ha’asara area. The man, in his 30s, was evacuated to Ashkelon’s Barzilai Hospital, where he was...
  • Obama Wags the Dog with the Obama Intifada

    03/17/2010 5:24:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 471+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2010 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama's health care plan is swirling the drain. Americans don't like it -- the latest Rasmussen poll has just 43 percent of Americans in favor, with 53 percent opposed -- and that dislike has the Obama administration suggesting that polls don't actually mirror the will of the American people. "They're waiting for us to act," Obama told a crowd in Ohio on Monday. "They don't want us reading polls. They want us to look and see what is the best thing for America." This is paternalism of the highest order -- he knows what's better for us than we...
  • Blame Israel First

    03/17/2010 5:31:07 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 4 replies · 173+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/17/2010 | Aaron Goldstein
    Amazing as it would seem, by all appearances the Obama Administration is angrier at Israel for building houses for Jews than it is at Iran for building a nuclear weapon intended to kill Jews. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is undoubtedly grinning from ear to ear. And why shouldn't he? When he and the Mullahs crushed the streets protests after last year's fraudulent Iranian elections; President Obama proclaimed it wasn't America's place to meddle. Meanwhile, Israel doesn't need to fire a single shot. It doesn't even need to break ground. All Israel had to do was to merely announce plans to build new...
  • Tom Gross: Palestinian Authority honours terrorist; White House mute

    03/16/2010 6:03:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 225+ views
    naational post ^ | 3/16/10 | Tom Gross
    The papers are full of reports about the startling criticism of Israel by the Obama administration — a criticism of a type not used by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton against many human rights abusing-governments the world over during the past year. (Who cares, for example, that 50,000 Muslim Burmese refugees are on the verge of starvation in Bangladesh, when you can bash Israel day after day, as the Obama administration did last week?) The Los Angeles Times noted that “Hillary Rodham Clinton’s harsh words stunned Israel.” The Wall Street Journal reported that “Clinton levied a blistering rebuke of Israel”...
  • More than 100 injured in 'Day of Rage' Israeli-Palestinian clashes [Hope & Change]

    03/16/2010 3:34:28 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 264+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3-16-10 | Edmund Sanders and Maher Abukhater
    Palestinians fueled by anger over what they see as Israeli expansions into Palestinian-dominated areas clash with police in East Jerusalem. Rising political and religious tensions in Jerusalem spilled into the streets Tuesday with a string of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police that left more than 100 people injured. In scenes reminiscent of past uprisings, dozens of Palestinian youths, some with scarves masking their faces, pelted police with rocks, blocked roads and burned tires in half a dozen neighborhoods around East Jerusalem. Israeli police, who have been on high alert for days, responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and stun...