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  • Netanyahu Says Israel Can Stand Alone - and Pelosi Turns her Back (video at link)

    03/04/2015 1:08:35 AM PST · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | March 4th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Minority Leader in the House, literally turned her back on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday when she stood up with everyone else after he said, “Even If Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.” After her demonstrative insult to the Prime Minister if not to Congress, she issued a statement: As one who values the U.S.- Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech — saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward...
  • Ireland launches initiative to lure expats home

    03/03/2015 10:09:28 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    ft.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Vincent Bolan
    Ireland’s prime minister has appealed to emigrants who left the country after its economic and financial crash to return home, as the government steps up efforts to woo investors and skilled expatriates and capitalise on the tentative Irish economic recovery.
  • Email Issue Revives Old Questions About Clintons

    03/03/2015 9:00:42 PM PST · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Julie Pace
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency - the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. The latest disclosure, that Clinton used a personal email account while serving as secretary of state, comes on the cusp of her likely second bid for president. Combined with recent news about her family foundation raising money from foreign governments while she was at the State Department, it added fresh fuel Tuesday to the longstanding charge the Clintons play by their own rules. "Does she believe that leadership means acting outside the law?" said...
  • Using Private Email, Hillary Clinton Thwarted Record Requests

    03/03/2015 8:35:33 PM PST · by kristinn · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Michael S. Schmidt and Amy Chozick
    In 2012, congressional investigators asked the State Department for a wide range of documents related to the attack on the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The department eventually responded, furnishing House committees with thousands of boxes of records and emails. But it turns out that that was not everything. The State Department had not searched the email account of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton because she had maintained a private account, which shielded it from such searches, department officials acknowledged on Tuesday. It was only last month that the House committee appointed to investigate Benghazi was...
  • Emails Draw Hillary Clinton into Legal Morass

    03/03/2015 8:17:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    The first public sign of the email imbroglio now enveloping former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have come more than a month ago in an obscure court filing in a lawsuit demanding details of Clinton’s response to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Last year, government lawyers handling the case brought by the conservative group Judicial Watch told a federal judge that the agency had searched its files and had no more records to produce. They changed their tune on Feb. 2. ”In the course of preparing additional information to provide to Plaintiff for purposes of settlement...
  • Mexico raided migrant train 153 times in last year

    03/03/2015 8:12:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2015 8:24 PM EST
    Mexican authorities said Tuesday they staged 153 raids over the last year on a train known as “La Bestia” that rolled toward the U.S. border crowded with hundreds of Central American migrants. Following a big surge in child migrants reaching the U.S. border last year, Mexico’s government cracked down on routes commonly used by migrants to travel from Guatemala to the U.S. border. The head of the National Immigration Institute, Ardelio Vargas, said the 153 train raids were part of 758 immigration inspections over the last year. …
  • Official says China to boost military budget by 10 percent

    03/03/2015 8:00:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2015 10:58 PM EST
    China’s legislative spokeswoman says the country’s military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year. […] Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the National People’s Congress, says this year’s military budget figure—to be confirmed Thursday—is in line with an overall increase in government spending of about 10 percent. …
  • UKRAINE: President Obama discussed with European leaders the situation in Ukraine [more of nothing]

    03/03/2015 6:13:45 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    "Voice of America" ^ | 03/04/2015 00:55
    March 3 videoconference with US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and European Council President Donald Tusk. They discussed the situation in Ukraine. According to the results videoconference White House released the following statement: "Today, President Obama discussed the situation in Ukraine with the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the European Council President Donald Tusk. The meeting reiterated its intention to seek a peaceful settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, as provided in the plan of peaceful settlement of the...
  • ICE Raids 20 ‘Maternity Hotel’ Californias Full of Pregnant Foreign Women

    03/03/2015 5:57:06 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 3 Mar 2015 | Robert Wilde
    Tuesday Federal Agents forced entry into twenty Southern California locations believed to be orchestrating “maternity tourism” scams for pregnant alien women aiming to gain U.S. citizenship for their soon to be born child. According to U.S. immigration officials, the “maternity hotels,” which housed predominantly women from China, cost anywhere from $15,000 to 50,000 depending on negotiated services. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE, reported that locations for the “maternity hotels” included Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. No one was arrested in connection with the scheme, reported Reuters. It is not illegal for women coming from foreign...
  • Herzog: Netanyahu's Congress speech will boomerang on Israel

    03/03/2015 5:12:43 PM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/03/2015 20:33 | By GIL HOFFMAN, TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Opposition leader Isaac Herzog condemned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday in an address he chose to deliver in Nir Moshe, a community near the Gaza Strip. Herzog said he could have gone to Washington but decided to remain in Israel to deal with the problems inside the country. “There is no doubt the prime minister knows how to speak well, but the truth is that the speech, as impressive as it was, did not prevent a nuclear Iran and won’t impact a deal that is being drafted – not on its content, nor on its timetable,”...
  • Mathews: Republicans Helping Israel "Take Over" Foreign Policy

    03/03/2015 5:04:07 PM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews accused Republicans of letting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu try “to take over US foreign policy” on Tuesday’s “MSNBC Live.”
  • House Democrats' Response to Prime Minister Netanyahu Address to Congress (45 minute video)

    03/03/2015 4:26:22 PM PST · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    C-Span ^ | March 3, 2015
    House Democrats responded to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress. They criticized the speech to a joint meeting of Congress as “political theatre.” More than 50 Democrats skipped the prime minister’s remarks.
  • Dempsey Says Iranian Hand in Iraq Could Turn out Well

    03/03/2015 4:04:04 PM PST · by keat · 31 replies
    AP News ^ | Mar 3, 2015, 6:54 PM ET | ROBERT BURNS
    Iran's direct support for an Iraqi push to dislodge the Islamic State group from the northern city of Tikrit could turn out to be "a positive thing" if it does not inflame sectarian tensions, the top U.S. general said Tuesday. The statement by Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reflected the delicate balance Washington is trying to strike between limiting Iranian influence and allowing Iraqi leaders to determine their own path to defeating the Islamic State. U.S. officials have said Iraq did not ask the U.S. to provide air support for the Tikrit offensive, even though...
  • Growing Concern in Washington Over Iranian Military’s Growing Power And Influence in Iraq

    03/03/2015 4:00:39 PM PST · by keat · 9 replies
    USA Today ^ | March 2, 2015 | Jim Michaels
    <p>WASHINGTON — Iran’s military is playing a significant role in helping Iraq drive the Islamic State from Saddam Hussein’s hometown, raising U.S. concerns about growing Iranian influence and increased sectarian tensions in Iraq.</p> <p>Iran provides artillery and other support for a military offensive in Tikrit, according to a senior U.S. military official. He did not want to be named because he is not authorized to speak publicly about Iran’s role.</p>
  • Tikrit attack; SUICIDE BOMBER IS US CITIZEN: IS

    03/03/2015 3:58:26 PM PST · by keat · 15 replies
    DT News ^ | Mar 4 2015
    Baghdad The Islamic State group said Tuesday a US citizen carried out a suicide attack against Iraqi forces involved in an operation to retake the jihadist-held city of Tikrit. “The brother Abu Dawud al-Amriki (may Allah accept him) launched himself with his explosives-laden truck against a gathering” of Iraqi forces and militiamen, an IS radio bulletin said. The report gave no details on the man’s identity. It claimed that dozens of Iraqi forces were killed and wounded in the blast, but did not provide further details, such as pictures or footage. There was no immediate confirmation of the attack from...
  • Iran's Khamenei: 'Increasing global hatred of Israel is a sign of divine help' [Zechariah 12]

    03/03/2015 3:47:26 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/3/2015 | Staff
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has claimed that heightened anti-Israel sentiments across the globe serve as a sign of "divine help" in the Islamic Republic's fight against its arch enemy. "Increasing global hatred of #Israel is a sign of divine help," he wrote late Monday on Twitter.Iran's leading cleric came out against the pro-Israel lobby, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the group's annual confab on Monday. The premier warned of the existential threat a nuclear Iran would pose to Israel during his speech at the AIPAC conference, which came ahead of his...
  • Teenager Abu Bakar Alam slams The Age for ‘devastating’ mistake... wrongly branded a terrorist

    03/03/2015 3:14:00 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 4th March 2015 | Tom Minear
    THE teenager wrongly branded a terrorist by The Age has slammed the paper for the “devastating” mistake which put his family in “potential danger”. Abu Bakar Alam, 19, even feared he would not be able to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer after his picture was printed on the front of Fairfax newspapers last September. He was incorrectly identified as Numan Haider, the man who stabbed two police officers before he was shot and killed in Endeavour Hills. Mr Alam reached an out-of-court settlement with Fairfax Media as he prepared to launch a defamation lawsuit. The exact figure...
  • Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to Lover

    03/03/2015 2:55:42 PM PST · by mojito · 54 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/3/2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the C.I.A. Mr. Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, a misdemeanor. He is eligible for up to one year in prison but prosecutors will recommend a sentence of probation for two years and a $40,000 fine. The plea deal completes a spectacular fall for Mr. Petraeus, a retired four-star general who was once discussed...
  • Tikrit ISIS Battle: Top Iranian Commander On Iraq Frontlines Of Crucial Offensive [truncated]

    03/03/2015 2:16:59 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Lora Moftah
    A top Iranian military commander is at the forefront of the Iraqi military’s biggest offensive yet against Islamic State militants in the country. Gen. Ghasem Soleimani, who previously played a role coordinating the counteroffensive against ISIS in June, when the militant group seized significant territory in northern Iraq, was overseeing at least part of the operation to recapture Tikrit, witnesses told Reuters on Tuesday. The Iranian commander, who leads the powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force, is coordinating operations on the eastern flank of the offensive from Albu Rayash, a village captured from ISIS two days ago. "[Soleimani] was standing...
  • Netanyahu: For the first time in 100 generations, we, the Jewish people, can defend ourselves

    "They are the most glorious Nation that ever inhabited this Earth. The Romans and their Empire are but a bauble in comparison of the Jews. They have given religion to three-quarters of the Globe and have influenced the affairs of Mankind more, and more happily than any other Nation, ancient or modern." - John Adams God bless the Jews!
  • Kiwi war veteran's ANZAC tattoo has become a social media hit around the globe

    03/03/2015 1:46:48 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 3rd March 2015 | Leesa Smith
    A Kiwi war veteran waited 41 years until he finally came across a design that he fell in love with for his second tattoo and the social media world feels just as strongly about the new piece of body art. New Zealander Bruce Neal was just 18 when he got his inked creation of a kiwi bird on his shoulder - and now at 52 years old he has World War I soldiers marching into the distance in a shape of a fern with the words 'Lest We Forget' written below. When Pieces of Eight Tattoo Studio, on the northeast...
  • 5 Important Points in Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress [A Summary]

    03/03/2015 12:59:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/03/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Netanyahu delivered a solid speech and a solid case, but here are four points worth highlighting.1. Iran’s expansionism Backed by Iran, Assad is slaughtering Syrians. Backed by Iran, Shiite militias are rampaging through Iraq. Backed by Iran, Houthis are seizing control of Yemen, threatening the strategic straits at the mouth of the Red Sea. Along with the Straits of Hormuz, that would give Iran a second choke-point on the world’s oil supply.Just last week, near Hormuz, Iran carried out a military exercise blowing up a mock U.S. aircraft carrier. That’s just last week, while they’re having nuclear talks with the...
  • Obama to Netanyahu: 'OK, What’s your plan for Iran, then?'

    03/03/2015 12:34:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Not sure why he’s mumbling about “viable alternatives” when the refrain from his own team over the past 24 hours, starting with Susan Rice, is that a bad deal with Iran is worse than no deal, which is precisely Netanyahu’s point. Bibi’s plan is clear enough, though: Keep the pressure on Tehran by keeping sanctions in place until they’re willing to give up more than just the 10-year temporary freeze that Obama’s currently asking for. O also complained here to the press that there was nothing new in Netanyahu’s speech, which is true — for a reason. Double-talk from...
  • Flush with cash, Germany finds another 5 billion euros to spend

    03/03/2015 11:35:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3, 2015 | Erik Kirschbaum
    The German government, flush with cash after last year posting of its first budget surplus since 1969, said on Tuesday that it will boost investment spending by some 5 billion euros over the next three years on top of 10 billion previously announced. Under pressure from its European Union partners and the United States to raise its public investment spending, the Finance Ministry said that it will give local communities some 3.5 billion euros over the next three years from a new fund of "special assets" along with an added 1.5 billion euros in 2017. "All in all, the federal...
  • Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable' (deal goes bye-bye)

    03/03/2015 11:27:13 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 3/3/15 | Arshad Mohammed
    MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. Iran laid out the position as the U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers met for a second day of negotiations and as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a stinging critique of the agreement that they are trying to work out. Iran's Mohammed Javad Zarif and the United States' John Kerry met a day after Obama told Reuters that Iran...
  • Only mass default will end the world's addiction to debt

    03/03/2015 11:18:32 AM PST · by NRx · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03 March 2015 | Jeremy Warner
    In a valedictory speech at the weekend of characteristically Latin American duration – a mind-numbing three hours – the Argentine president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, claimed that her country was the only one in the world to have reduced its national debt over recent years. I doubt she is right about being alone in this “achievement” – there must surely be others - but even if she is, I’m not sure that reduction in the national debt via the mechanism of default is anything to boast of. Only Kirchner could think this a matter of national pride. Nonetheless, where Argentina...
  • Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Congress Speech on the Iranian Nuclear Threat, 2015

    03/03/2015 11:12:27 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 20 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Staff
    Because America and Israel, we share a common destiny, the destiny of promised lands that cherish freedom and offer hope. Israel is grateful for the support of American — of America’s people and of America’s presidents, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. We appreciate all that President Obama has done for Israel. Now, some of that is widely known. Some of that is widely known, like strengthening security cooperation and intelligence sharing, opposing anti-Israel resolutions at the U.N. Some of what the president has done for Israel is less well- known. I called him in 2010 when we had the...
  • Pelosi: That Netanyahu speech was so insulting, it nearly left me in tears

    03/03/2015 11:04:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Whatever. Here’s how seriously you should take her alleged outrage over Netanyahu’s “Bibi knows best” attitude. Back in 2007, while George W. Bush was warning people that Bashar Assad might not be the cuddly would-be “reformer” that Democrats like Hillary Clinton were convinced he was, one prominent liberal flew all the way to Damascus to sit down with Assad and pose for photos. Bush wanted to isolate him; the Democrat in question, convinced that she and her party knew best, had other ideas. Guess who.I also like the idea here that when U.S. intelligence tells you something, you can...
  • Saudi pundit supports Netanyahu’s Congress address

    03/03/2015 11:02:50 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Jonathan Beck
    Ahmad Al-Faraj calls Obama ‘one of the worst presidents in US history,’ accuses him of pursuing Iran deal for his own glory. A columnist writing in the the Saudi daily Al-Jazirah expressed support Monday for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s determination to address Congress on Iran, even as the Israeli leader faced mounting criticism both at home and from Democratic lawmakers. In his column, Ahmad Al-Faraj wrote that President Barack Obama, “one of the worst American presidents,” is working to sign a deal with Iran at the expense of America’s longtime allies in the Gulf. Netanyahu’s campaign against the deal, he...
  • Al-Qaeda Militants Seize U.S. Supplied Weapons in Aleppo

    03/03/2015 11:00:47 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    Al-Masdar News ^ | 3-3-2015 | Leth Fadel
    Two days after the disbandment of the second U.S. backed “moderate” rebel militia in six months, the Syrian Al-Qaeda branch “Jabhat Al-Nusra” (Al-Nusra Front) seized a large cache of TOW (wire-guided anti-tank) missiles inside Regiment 46 Base in southwestern Aleppo after defeating Harakat Hazzm (Movement of Steadfastness) in a short battle. Images of Jabhat Al-Nusra fighters with the U.S. supplied TOW missiles surfaced on Monday morning, as they paraded around the captured Regiment 46 Base, posing for pictures in front of boxes with the U.S.’ insignia. The growing fear of hardline Islamist groups getting ahold of these potent weapons has...
  • Ted Cruz joins Elie Wiesel in raising alarms about nuclear Iran

    03/03/2015 10:59:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 2, 2015 5:36 pm | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON –Sen. Ted Cruz joined with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on Monday to condemn Iran and rally support for Israel, on the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress.Cruz mocked complaints that Netanyahu’s appearance Tuesday before a joint session of Congress — scheduled without the Israeli government or Speaker John Boehner consulting the White House — amounts to a breach of protocol or etiquette.“It’s all nonsense. What matters is what we do right now to ensure that in no circumstances will the nation of Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons capability,” Cruz said.Unfortunately, he added, the...
  • NANCY PELOSI: BIBI COMING TO CONGRESS MIGHT UPSET IRAN

    03/03/2015 10:58:56 AM PST · by barmag25 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/15 | Jordan schachtel
    The House of Representatives’ senior ranking Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, said on Wednesday she was concerned that if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the U.S. Congress in March, it may result in negative ramifications for the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran. The fact that Israel is America’s only ideological ally in the Middle East and that Iran is sworn to the United States’ destruction did not make an appearance in the remarks of the House Minority Leader. “Such a presentation could send the wrong message in terms of giving diplomacy a chance,” Pelosi told reporters outside of a conference...
  • Netanyahu Slams White House Deal With Iran: “Even If Israel Has to Stand Alone, Israel Will Stand”

    03/03/2015 10:43:13 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Capitol Hill - Despite rumblings of boycotts ahead of his speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was met with roaring applause and standing room only attendance as he entered the U.S. Senate Chamber. Before addressing the threat of a nuclear Iran, Netanyahu tried to clear up the misconception his visit was political after the White House condemned his invitation from House Speaker John Boehner, which was extended without President Obama’s consent. He also thanked Congress for their support of Israel’s Iron Dome. “My friends, I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to...
  • NETANYAHU: ‘EVEN IF ISRAEL HAS TO STAND ALONE, ISRAEL WILL STAND’

    03/03/2015 10:34:45 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the State of Israel reset the agenda for the Western world in a speech before a joint session of Congress. For weeks, the Obama administration has attempted to direct attention away from Netanyahu’s actual agenda – stopping the Iranian nuclear deal – and toward petty political maneuvering over permissions to speak and Democratic boycotts. All of that fell away in the wake of a clear, powerful, and emotional call by Netanyahu for the United States and Israel to stand united against the evil terror of Iran. Netanyahu opened by expressing his humility for...
  • U.S. stocks retreat from records after Netanyahu speech

    03/03/2015 10:30:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Anora Mahmudova and Victor Reklaitis
    U.S. stocks pulled back Tuesday, retreating from all-time highs and the psychologically significant 5,000 level for the Nasdaq Composite reached during the previous session. In the absence of major economic reports, investors turned their attention to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to U.S. Congress. Netanyahu criticized the White House’s attempts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was a “bad deal.” The speech reminded investors of potential geopolitical risks abroad. But indexes have since come off their lows.
  • Report: Obama Administration Has Stopped Sharing Intelligence With Israel on Iran’s Nuclear Program

    03/03/2015 10:18:46 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 3, 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    The Obama administration has “unilaterally” and “completely” stopped sharing intelligence with Israel over Iran’s nuclear development program due to its anger over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress, Israel’s Channel 10 reported, a charge the White House flatly denied. “The U.S. unilaterally stopped all of its joint activity with Israel regarding the nuclearization of Iran,” the news show reported Monday night. This freeze in intelligence sharing was attributed to the “American anger” at Netanyahu. White House national security spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan told TheBlaze in an email, “the report is completely false.”
  • Wow! Democrats LASH OUT at Netanyahu, Tell Him to Go Home, Call Him “a Child”

    03/03/2015 10:17:28 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 85 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/03/2015 | Jim Hoft
    The Democrats lashed out at Netanyahu- Awful! They were so desperate and angry they played the Cheney card.
  • Netanyahu Suggests Kerry 'Charmed' By Iranian Foreign Minister: Will MSM Notice?

    03/03/2015 10:07:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In today's speech, Benjamin Netanyahu took a not-so-subtle shot at John Kerry: will the MSM notice? The Israeli PM otherwise went out of his way to be bi-partisan, finding ways to praise President Obama and even Harry Reid. But Kerry came in for a stinging swipe when Netanyahu said "last year, the same [Iranian foreign minister] Zarif, who charms Western diplomats, laid a wreath at the grave of Imad Mughniyeh. Imad Mughniyeh is the terrorist mastermind who spilled more American blood [at the Beirut Marine barracks bombing] than any other terrorist besides Osama bin Laden. I'd like to see someone...
  • Netanyahu Delivered Just What Obama Feared

    03/03/2015 9:55:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 3, 2015 | James Oliphant
    Congressional Republicans haven't had many victories in their lasting conflict with President Obama, but Tuesday brought one. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's somber, provocative speech to Congress checked all the boxes. It called into question the efficacy of any deal the Obama administration might strike with Iran over its nuclear program, it likely renewed momentum for another round of Iranian sanctions on the Hill, it positioned the GOP politically as the party more worried about Israeli security, and, despite the White House's best efforts, made the president appear petty and churlish.
  • Unenthused Rand Paul Lifelessly Applauds Netanyahu Speech

    03/03/2015 9:43:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 3, 2015 | Brandon Bordelon
    With his outspoken views against foreign aid and a muscular foreign policy, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul was less-than-enthused by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech on the Iranian nuclear threat.
  • Damage control: Dem Rep. Steve Cohen skips Netanyahu speech, tweets photo proving he watched it

    03/03/2015 9:40:04 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3-3-2015 | Twitchy Staff
    For days now we’ve watched Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen from Tennessee make the rounds on cable TV and hear how he was planning to skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s big speech to Congress…
  • Pelosi Exits Chamber Before Netanyahu

    03/03/2015 9:23:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    National Review.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made her lack of enthusiasm for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech apparent throughout the remarks, applauding half-heartedly and then quickly exiting the chamber after the speech, before Netanyahu did.
  • City University Refunds Illegal Aliens Who Paid Out-of-State Tuition

    03/03/2015 9:13:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/15 | Breitbart
    City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in the U.S. and overpaid for their tuition. A student group called CUNY Dreamers told school officials late last year that many immigrant students from New York paid higher, out-of-state tuition even though they were eligible for in-state rates, a difference of about $4,000 per semester. A CUNY spokesman said administrators conducted a review of enrollments on CUNY’s 24 campuses and began the process of returning excess payments. New York is among 19 states that allow in-state tuition for immigrant students. Its...
  • Sen. Cruz Compares Nuke Deal to Munich, Netanyahu to Churchill

    03/03/2015 8:53:18 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/3/2015, 8:53 AM | Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Monday night that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress Tuesday "focuses on the single greatest security threat facing America – the threat of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons." "We're at a moment in history where echoes of the past can be heard," he added. "The nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran, I believe, would be a historic mistake on the same order as Munich."To allow the theocratic extreme mullahs in Iran to have nuclear weapon capability increases dramatically the likelihood that those weapons of great destruction will be used to murder billions," the senator warned.
  • UKRAINE: Children make videos: For peace and against war.

    I apologize. You must view at URL LINK These animated mini-movies, created by children of the children's animation studio to support our Ukrainian soldiers: For peace and against war. Children-young patriots, worry about the fate of their beloved homeland, worry about our heroic Ukrainian soldiers and try to support their fighting spirit. Any war is a disaster. This video creativity is of children calling for peace in Ukraine and all over the world! VIDEO 1 Sometimes lovers of war takes UFO rehabilitation. Recipe from children, we need to do to come the world! what you need to do is have...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu's resolve on Iranian nuclear threat has been decades in the making

    03/03/2015 7:26:00 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | 3/3/2015 | Joseph Brean
    On the threat of a nuclear Iran, Israel's long-serving hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has frequently cited the wisdom of Israel Zangwill, an early 20th-century British Zionist who tried to establish a Jewish homeland in places as diverse as Canada, Australia and Uganda. Mr. Zangwill's motto, as the former commando and diplomat has often been recalled favourably, was "obsta principiis," Latin for "resist beginnings," or as he described it, "oppose bad things when they are small." For Mr. Netanyahu, the first Israeli prime minister born in Israel proper, that meant railing against the Iranian threat back in the early 1990s...
  • Imagine if Republicans Walked out on the Israeli PM (VANITY)

    03/03/2015 7:24:01 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    "Anti-Semites!" "Nazis!" "Show a little respect for the nation and the office he holds!" The MSM and Democrats would be howling. Democrats do it and the Kapos in the leftist media back them on this profound act of disrespect.
  • Ted Cruz: US negotiators lack understanding of Iran

    03/03/2015 7:16:44 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | March 3, 2015, 11:18 am | Stuart Winer
    Texas senator joins Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel in drawing parallels between talks with Tehran and rise of Nazi Germany Republican Senator Ted Cruz on Monday slammed negotiators with Iran for “fundamentally” lacking understanding of their Iranian counterparts and warned that the Obama administration was leading the way to a nuclear armed Iran. Cruz joined Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on a forum in a Senate hearing room for a debate chaired by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and titled “The Meaning of Never Again: Guarding Against a Nuclear Iran.”“Those who are leading this negotiation fundamentally don’t understand who it is they...
  • Bank Records Reveal the Saudi Millions Behind the Boston Marathon Bombers' Mosque

    03/03/2015 6:47:21 AM PST · by LSUfan · 17 replies
    APT ^ | 1 March 15 | ILYA FEOKTISTOV
    The Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), whose Cambridge mosque the Boston Marathon bombers attended during their increasing radicalization, was in large part established with money from Saudi Arabian elites. Indeed, former Saudi Minister of Petroleum Zaki Yamani gave the keynote speech at the celebration marking the transfer of public City of Boston land to the ISB for less than 10% of its market value to build the ISBCC mega-mosque. Now, for the first time, Americans for Peace and Tolerance is making publicly available the names of wealthy Saudi and Gulf sources who together paid for over $8.6 million of the...
  • Netanyahu's Speech Disses Black and Jewish Civil Rights Activists [Pulling the Race Card Again]

    03/03/2015 6:47:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 03/03/2015 | Luther Campbell
    By going through with his speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran's nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not just insulting President Barack Obama. He's also dissing generations of African-Americans and Jewish Americans who have always worked together for equality and justice. For political reasons, Netanyahu went behind Obama's back and struck a deal with John Boehner, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to embarrass our commander in chief. Bibi might as well have given his speech before the white knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Boehner's invitation has nothing to do with Iran's nuclear program. His...