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  • Protesters burn Iranian consulate in Karbala, Iraq

    11/04/2019 2:33:30 AM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 4, 2019 | Seth J. Frantzman
    Iraqis scaled the wall around the Iranian consulate in Karbala and raised an Iraqi flag over it. They said only the Iraqi flag should fly high in the sky and that Iranians should be ejected. Other protesters tried to burn the wall around the compound. This is the second time the consulate has been attacked in a week; it was previously targeted on October 26. Protests in Iraq have reached their crescendo after a month in which 250 demonstrators have been killed. The Iraqi Prime Minister has been pressured to resign. Protesters have targeted the political party offices of Iranian-linked...
  • U.S. embassies defying Trump admin by flying ‘gay pride’ flag: ‘This is category one insurrection’

    06/10/2019 10:23:21 AM PDT · by ptsal · 102 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2019-06-10 | Jon Dougherty
    The U.S. diplomatic corps, much of which hails from far-Left Ivy League institutions, has been the most defiant when it comes to obeying POTUS Donald Trump’s policies, as evident by the fact that several American embassies have hoisted the “gay pride” rainbow flag in defiance of the president. After the Trump administration formally denied requests from multiple United States embassies to hoist the LGBT flag in honor of “Pride Month,” several of them, along with other diplomatic missions, are doing it anyway.
  • Ukrainian lawmakers want embassy moved to Jerusalem

    05/25/2019 2:07:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/5/19 | Ben Ariel
    Nearly one-fifth of Ukraine parliament members have co-signed a draft resolution urging their new president to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy there, JTA reported Friday. Of the 450 members of the Verkhovna Rada, 86 signed on as co-authors of a bill submitted for a vote. Parliament calls on “the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to transfer the Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel to its capital, the city of Jerusalem,” reads the explanatory note to the bill. The embassy is currently in Tel Aviv. A vote has not yet been...
  • PA: US relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem is illegal

    05/20/2019 1:31:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/19 | Elad Benari
    Riyad Malki, the Palestinian Authority (PA) “foreign minister”, on Wednesday submitted a request to The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) for legal action against the US over the relocation of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Ramallah claims the US relocation of the embassy to Jerusalem was “in clear violation of international law”, reported the Turkish Anadolu news agency. “One year after the Trump administration carried out its provocative and illegal action, the State of Palestine continues to seek justice and accountability through the tools and mechanisms available to law-abiding and respecting states within the international system,”...
  • KATYUSHA ROCKET FALLS NEAR U.S. EMBASSY IN CENTRAL BAGHDAD, NO INJURIES

    05/19/2019 11:24:12 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 60 replies
    Reuters, Jerusalem Post ^ | May 19 | Jerusalem Post Staff
    BAGHDAD - A Katyusha rocket reportedly fell in central Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday night, Iraq military personnel announced. "A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone without causing any losses or causalties, further details will come later," the military said in a statement.
  • Venezuelan embassy goes dark as standoff intensifies on streets of Washington

    05/09/2019 2:20:02 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    lmtonline.com ^ | 5/9/19 | Marissa J. Lang
    <p>WASHINGTON - The sun had just dipped below the horizon Wednesday evening when the lights flicked off inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington.</p> <p>Waves of cheers rolled up and down the ordinarily quiet street in the elite Georgetown neighborhood at the center of an intensifying standoff between backers of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and left-wing activists who oppose U.S. intervention and support President Nicolás Maduro.</p>
  • Honduras to move embassy to Jerusalem

    03/25/2019 3:00:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 03/24/2019 | David Rosenberg
    Honduras announced plans to move its diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, opening a new embassy in the Israeli capital city. President Juan Orlando Hernandez made the announcement Sunday, during the 2019 American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington DC. Speaking at the opening meeting of the conference, Hernandez said his country would “immediately” open an “official diplomatic mission” in the Israeli capital city. "Honduras will immediately open our official diplomatic mission and this will extend our embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem." The Hernandez government had previously floated the possibility of moving the Honduran...
  • ROMANIA AT AIPAC: WE WILL MOVE OUR EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM

    03/25/2019 2:54:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/25/2019
    Romania has announced on Sunday that it will be moving its embassy to Jerusalem. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă made the announcement during her speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, which began on Sunday in Washington, DC. "I, as prime minister of Romania, and the government I lead, will move our embassy to Jerusalem," Dăncilă said. "Our support of the State of Israel and the Jewish community is constant. I am determined to contribute to closer relations between Israel and the entire European Union, particularly now, when Romania is holding the presidency of the Council of...
  • Turkish Embassy in New Zealand spied on child care center and profiled critics

    03/16/2019 8:00:53 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Nordic Monitor ^ | February 2019 (4 weeks ago) | Abdullah Bozkurt
    The Turkish Embassy in New Zealand engaged in a campaign of intelligence gathering and profiling of critics and their organizations including a child care center, documents obtained by Nordic Monitor have revealed.According to an official document, Auckland-based nonprofit organization Pearl of the Islands Foundation Inc. (PIF) was profiled by the Turkish Embassy in Wellington and reported on to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. The document was later sent to the police department to build a case against critics of the ErdoÄŸan regime.The information collected by the embassy was used in a criminal indictment on dubious charges of terrorism against opponents, who...
  • Mike Pompeo Tells Embassy In Venezuela To Come Home

    03/12/2019 10:49:23 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/12/2019 | Jason Hopkins
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday he is pulling remaining U.S. embassy staffers from Venezuela because of the country’s worsening situation. “The U.S. will withdraw all remaining personnel from [the Caracas embassy] this week,” Pompeo tweeted late Monday night. “This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in [Venezuela] as well as the conclusion that the presence of U.S. diplomatic staff at the embassy has become a constraint on U.S. policy.” The announcement comes as Venezuela continues to descend into chaos. Its government is currently attempting to restore electricity after four days of blackouts around the country, the latest in what...
  • ‘Sonic attacks’ at US embassy in Cuba may have just been crickets

    01/06/2019 2:42:53 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 28 replies
    NYP ^ | January 6, 2019 | By Tamar Lapin
    The embassy in Havana cut its staff in half in 2017 after dozens of people complained of headaches, nausea and other ailments from hearing mysterious, penetrating high-pitched noises — believed to be an acoustic weapon — possibly from the Russians. But a fresh analysis of an audio recording made by US personnel in Cuba revealed that the source of the piercing din is the song of the Indies short-tailed cricket, known as Anurogryllus celerinictus, a study says.
  • Brazil To Move Embassy To Jerusalem

    01/05/2019 7:06:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/05/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m old enough to remember when the idea of countries moving their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem was a huge controversy that swallowed up the news cycle. Whatever happened to that story? Well, it’s back in the news this week but we’re no longer talking about the United States. The new president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, announced yesterday that his country would be following suit and moving their embassy as well. This represents a huge shift from the nation’s previous leftist governments which went out their way to criticize Israel and embrace the Palestinians. (Free Beacon) Brazil is set...
  • Ecuador: Julian Assange Can Leave Our Embassy After Deal With UK — And He Should

    12/07/2018 1:08:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Ecuador got the deal it wanted to end its six-year headache, but Julian Assange almost certainly did not. Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno announced a deal that would allow Assange to leave their embassy in London in exchange for a guarantee not to face the death penalty. And that means … not much, really: Ecuador’s president says Britain has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange to leave his government’s embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been living under asylum since 2012.Lenin Moreno said in a radio interview Thursday said his government had received written assurances from the U.K....
  • 'We will relocate the embassy, the question is when'

    11/27/2018 4:34:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/18 | Elad Benari
    Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, met on Wednesday with US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter that Kushner is one of the White House's most important advisers and a great entrepreneur...
  • Palestinians slam 'provocative' Brazil plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

    11/06/2018 8:38:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 11/03/2018
    RAMALLAH (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) - A senior Palestinian official on Friday condemned Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's announcement that he would move his country's Israel embassy to Jerusalem. "These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilise security and stability in the region," Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee, told AFP. The United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, sparking fury among Palestinians, who consider the Israeli-annexed eastern part of the city the capital of their future state. "It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance...
  • New Brazil President To Close “Palestinian” Embassy: “You Do Not Negotiate With Terrorists”

    10/30/2018 2:13:46 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | OCT 29, 2018
    Jair Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old seven-term congressman who built his campaign around pledges to crush corruption and crime, secured over 55 percent of the vote, an 11 percent lead over his far-left rival Fernando Haddad. “We cannot continue flirting with socialism, communism, populism and leftist extremism … We are going to change the destiny of Brazil,” said Bolsonaro in his late Sunday night acceptance speech broadcast from his home in Rio Highly divisive among Jewish voters, the Conservative lawmaker — whose middle name, Messias, literally means “messiah” — won the ballot after a drama-filled election that looks set to radically reforge...
  • Who is Jamal Khashoggi? (Journalist killed? in Turkey at SA Embassy)

    10/15/2018 12:20:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    VOA News -Middle East ^ | October 11, 2018 9:24 PM | VOA News
    One of the most influential Arab journalists in the world, Jamal Khashoggi, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. Turkish authorities have blamed the Saudis, but Riyadh has denied harming the veteran reporter.Jamal Khashoggi, 59, was born in Medina, Saudi Arabia, one of the holiest cities in Islam. Like many Saudis at the time, Khashoggi left to study abroad. He earned a business administration degree in 1983 at Indiana State University in the United States.Career in journalismKhashoggi began his career as a reporter for the English language newspaper Saudi Gazette. He went on to work for...
  • Research Shows Mysterious attacks on US embassy staffers in Cuba, China came from microwave weapon

    09/02/2018 9:41:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/01/2018 | Rick Moran
    It appears that researchers have finally solved the mystery of how embassy staffers in Cuba and China became suddenly ill with symptoms of brain injury. What was thought to be some kind of "sonic" weapon turns out to have been weaponized microwave radiation. New York Times: The medical team that examined 21 affected diplomats from Cuba made no mention of microwaves in its detailed report published in JAMA in March. But Douglas H. Smith, the study’s lead author and director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania, said in a recent interview that microwaves were now considered a...
  • Brazil presidential front-runner vows to close Palestinian embassy

    08/09/2018 6:43:51 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    The Tiimes of Israel ^ | August 9, 2018 | Marcus M. Gilban
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (JTA) — Brazil’s front-running presidential candidate has announced he will close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia in addition to moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” Jair Bolsonaro, a lawmaker from the Social Liberal Party, declared on Tuesday when the National Congress reopened after a three-week recess. “You do not negotiate with terrorists,” he added.
  • American embassy in Jerusalem to expand

    08/02/2018 9:31:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 08/03/18 04:35 | Ben Ariel
    A subcommittee of the Jerusalem Municipality has approved plans to expand the U.S. embassy in the city, Hadashot TV reported on Thursday. According to the report, the expansion plan includes the addition of office space and the addition of service areas, among other things, and in effect includes changes that will expand the work area and activity of the embassy and thus allow more employees to operate from Jerusalem. The permit includes an expansion of 700 square meters, including 350 square meters in the existing structure and an additional 350 square meters underground. Mayor Nir Barkat said that “this is...