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  • EU foreign affairs chief announces visit to Iran

    02/06/2016 9:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2016 9:58 AM EST
    European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini says she is preparing to visit Iran following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran with world powers. Mogherini said Saturday there was no set date had been set, but that preparations with Tehran were well underway. She insisted all 28 EU nations were backing the opening with Iran. ...
  • Palestinians stepping up statehood bid, Israel’s UN envoy warns

    02/05/2016 8:52:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 4, 2016, 5:47 pm | Raphael Ahren
    Jerusalem is bracing for a series of Palestinian statehood initiatives in various international forums, including resolutions at the United Nations Security Council, Israel's ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said Thursday. "The Palestinians are increasing their involvement and activity in the international arena in a bid to internationalize the conflict," he told The Times of Israel. There are several initiatives calling for the creation of a Palestinian state circulating among UN diplomats, and while they recently received less exposure due to the world's focus on fighting the Islamic State terror group, these resolutions are anything but forgotten, he indicated. ...
  • How the Western media and world leaders have Israeli blood on their hands

    02/06/2016 8:49:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/16 | Barry Shaw
    By covering up and supporting Palestinian deadly aims they have the blood of innocent Israelis on their hands as they aid and abet a malevolent and murderous Palestinian agenda When people of sound minds display clear signs of deviation from reality it demands of us to examine the symptom and expose the defect. For quite some time, Israelis and others that have clear-eyed views of the world have been increasingly troubled by leading influence and opinion makers who seem to have wandered off into some unvirtuous virtual world of their own. From an Israeli perspective, it is a world where...
  • Iranian commander mocks Saudi offer to intervene in Syria

    02/06/2016 11:59:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | 02/06/2016 | jason hanna
    Saudi Arabia's fresh public willingness to send ground troops into Syria is drawing ridicule from the kingdom's chief regional rival. The commander of Iran's revolutionary guard on Saturday mocked Saudi Arabia's declaration that it is prepared to commit ground troops to fight ISIS in war-torn Syria. "They claim they will send troops (to Syria), but I don't think they will dare do so," Maj. Gen. Ali Jafari told reporters in Tehran, according to Iran's semiofficial Fars news agency. "They have a classic army and history tells us such armies stand no chance in fighting irregular resistance forces." "This will be...
  • The Deadly Left Wing Media

    02/05/2016 10:56:15 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    Trumpet ^ | March/April 2004 | GERALD FLURRY
    The most trusted and powerful broadcasting organization in this world is the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the 1930s, it had a shameful history with Winston Churchill. Mr. Churchill was doing everything possible to warn and SAVE his country and the world from Adolf Hitler. Britain almost lost World War II. The world came dangerously close to being slaughtered and enslaved by Nazi Germany. A Churchill biographer, Henry Pelling, wrote that the BBC had kept him off the air on controversial questions in the 1930s. Those controversial questions included his strongest warnings about the dangers of Nazi Germany! The BBC...
  • Turkey planning $5 billion for Gaza seaport

    02/05/2016 12:57:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 2/5/2016, 10:13 AM | Ari Yashar
    In the midst of ongoing normalization talks with Israel, Turkey is planning to invest $5 billion in reconstructing the Hamas stronghold of Gaza including a seaport - which Israel has fiercely opposed due to the blatant threat of weapons smuggling. The Turkish Hurriyet Daily News on Friday reported that a team of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) announced the expensive rebuilding plan, which is being prepared by the Center for Multilateral Trade Studies at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV). The plans to reconstruct the Hamas-held region came after meetings with Palestinian Authority...
  • MPs call for immediate halt of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    02/04/2016 11:45:27 AM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 03 February 2016 | Patrick Wintour
    Kingdom’s military campaign in Yemen also prompts all-party group to urge government to back international inquiry ___ An all-party group of MPs has called for an immediate suspension of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia and an international independent inquiry into the kingdom’s military campaign in Yemen. The call from the international development select committee follows evidence from aid agencies to MPs warning that Saudi Arabia was involved in indiscriminate bombing of its neighbour
  • Drone footage reveals devastation of Homs in Syria as Europe's stance towards refugees toughens

    02/04/2016 11:42:23 AM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 04 February 2016 | Charlie Atkin
    video surveillance
  • PLO official accuses Syria of crimes against humanity

    08/16/2011 5:12:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/16/2011
    PLO official accuses Syria of crimes against humanity Syrian government forces attack port city for 4th day; Palestinian refugees flee camps in area; villages near Homs reportedly under attack. An assault by Syrian security forces on a Palestinian refugee camp in the coastal city of Latakia amounts to a crime against humanity, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization said. "The shelling is taking place using gunships and tanks on houses built from tin, on people who have no place to run to or even a shelter to hide in," Yasser Abed Rabbo, the PLO secretary general, told Reuters....
  • Putin ignores Kerry plea, instead deploys Top Gun fighter jet to join Syria battle

    02/04/2016 12:03:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4,2016 | By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    Russia seemingly has ignored Secretary of State John Kerry’s appeals to stop bombing civilians and allow critical humanitarian aid to starving Syrians – and is instead escalating its military involvement, deploying four of its most capable fighter jets to Syria, two defense officials confirmed to Fox News. The decision to send the Su-35S jets poses yet another hurdle for Kerry’s efforts to proceed with peace talks. The Su-35S is Russia’s most advanced warplane, capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, one official familiar with the jet said. Already, continued Russian airstrikes against Syrian opposition fighters, some backed by the CIA, were...
  • Closing In: Russia, Iran, Assad "Encircle" Syria's Largest City As Peace Talks Collapse In Geneva

    02/04/2016 10:06:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/4/16 | tyler durden
    Back in October, we previewed the “promised” battle for Aleppo, Syria’s largest city prior to the war. By the time Russia began constructing an air base at Latakia, the city - which is immensely important both from a strategic and psychological perspective - was controlled by a hodgepodge of rebels and militants including al-Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, and ISIS. As we noted four months ago, if Russia and Hezbollah manage to recapture the city, it would effectively restore the Assad government in Syria even if the east of the country is still controlled by Islamic State. In many ways,...
  • Border policewoman killed in Jerusalem attack carried out by three Arab terrorists

    02/04/2016 7:01:08 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 2/4/2016 | Unknown
    A 19-year-old border policewoman was killed and another female officer critically wounded in an attack Wednesday at Damascus Gate by three Arab terrorists wielding machine guns, pipe bombs and knives. All three assailants were shot dead at the scene. Their explosives did not detonate and were later neutralized by a police bomb disposal team.
  • Presidential Candidate John Kasich Wants to Reunite Pink Floyd

    02/03/2016 12:10:51 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | 2/3/16 | Jeff Giles
    Is the power of the White House enough to get Pink Floyd back together for one more concert? The obvious answer to that question is "almost definitely not," but that isn't going to stop Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich from doing his level best to reunite the dormant group if he ends up winning the 2016 election. Kasich made his unexpected campaign pledge during a Feb. 1 interview with CNN... "...if I'm president," he decreed, "I am going to...try to reunite Pink Floyd..." First on Kasich's wish list for the reunion set: "Money," from 1973's Dark Side of the Moon.
  • Roof Collapses During Hamas Funeral

    02/02/2016 11:54:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Now if only they had been tormenting a blinded Jewish strong man who knocked out some support pillars...
  • Iran Threatens US: We Have Even More Embarrassing Footage of Your Captured Sailors, You Know

    02/02/2016 1:59:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    If Secretary of State John Kerry was 'very angry' after Iran released footage of the 10 U.S. sailors who were captured last month, he's going to be outraged if the Islamic Republic publicizes even more images, which the country has promised are "100 times more embarrass[ing]." A day after receiving an award from Iran's supreme leader for detaining the American sailors, Sardar Fadavi, head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy,addressed Iranian lawmakers about the incident, telling them his personnel had collected information from the sailors' laptops and cell phones that had not yet been released, in addition to more...
  • Hamas claims to have captured Israeli intelligence agent

    02/02/2016 3:14:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/2/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Hamas on Tuesday claimed that it arrested an intelligence agent who had provided information to Israel for 14 years. A website affiliated with Hamas’s internal security agencies in Gaza claimed that the agent, who was only identified by the initials MS, assisted in providing information which led to the elimination of terrorists and in the bombings of houses in Gaza. According to the website, the agent was hired by Israeli intelligence in 2002 while working in Israel, through a friend who was tied to Israeli intelligence. During his stay in Gaza, reported the website, the agent used a cell phone...
  • Nearly One in Five Muslims Think There Are ‘Too Many Jews’ in France

    02/02/2016 11:29:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/2/16 | Nick Hallett
    Nearly 20 per cent of Muslims living in France think there are too many Jews in the country, a survey by the French Judaism Foundation has discovered. In an 18-month long Ipsos survey on “living together”, published in Le Journal de Dimanche, researchers interviewed French people from a variety of backgrounds on their views on race and religion. In results that will likely cause further concern to France’s embattled Jewish community, investigators found that nearly one in five Muslims believe there are “too many Jews” living in the country, while the wider population also seems to be suspicious. The Jewish...
  • Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand on Israel?

    02/02/2016 7:10:52 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | unknown
    Prodded into discussing Israel’s conduct during the Gaza conflict, and interrupted for a second time by an angry attendee, Sanders told the man: "Shut up. You don’t have the microphone." The question that had preceded the eruption was from a woman who wanted to hear more from her senator about his position. He had recently abstained in a vote on Senate Resolution 498, which expressed support for Israel defending itself against "unprovoked rocket attacks" from Hamas. Sanders was one of the 21 members who didn't sign the unanimously passed resolution. While his eventual response didn't satisfy Israel's most ardent supporters...
  • Hamas urges PA police to conduct more attacks

    02/01/2016 3:05:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya called on more Palestinian Authority (PA) Security Force members to follow the example of Amjad Abu-Omar, the terrorist who conducted a shooting attack adjacent to Bet El in Samaria on Sunday. Abu-Omar, a member of the PA Security Forces and formerly the personal bodyguard to the PA's Attorney General, shot three IDF soldiers wounding two of them seriously and one lightly before being shot dead by other soldiers. "Today Amjad Abu-Omar went out (to conduct an attack) without taking into account his connection to the Palestinian Authority which was granted funds in order to brainwash...
  • College walkout after lecturer says soldiers rape Arab women

    02/01/2016 2:44:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/2/16 | Gil Ronen
    About 30 students walked out of a class Monday at Oranim College, near Haifa, after lecturer Naila Awad claimed that IDF soldiers sexually harass and rape Arab women in Judea and Samaria. According to news site NRG, after Awad showed a film on the status of Bedouin women, a student remarked that in Biblical times, Jewish men could take wives from populations they had defeated. Awad reportedly replied: "True. Today, too, many studies prove that IDF soldiers sexually abuse and rape Palestinian women in the Territories." The discussion grew very heated from that point onward, and students demanded to see...
  • Poll: 63% of Israelis Rank President Obama ‘Worst for Israel in The Last 30 Years’

    02/01/2016 12:29:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 1, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    A survey shows that Jewish Israelis rank Barack Obama as the "worst" U.S. president in relation to Israel in the last 30 years -- 63% of Israelis put Obama in the "worst" category while 16% rated Jimmy Carter as the second "worst" president. The survey was conducted by Panels Politics in Tel Aviv, and the results were published in the Jewish Journal. [...] In a survey just before the 2012 presidential election, Panels Politics found that 47% of Jewish Israelis viewed Barack Obama as "pro-Palestinian"; 24% said "neutral"; and 21% said "pro-Israel." ...
  • The Palestinian war on women

    02/01/2016 12:22:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | Monday, February 01, 2016 6:19 PM | Stephen M. Flatow
    In the space of barely a week, Palestinian Arab terrorists have singled out and stabbed Israeli women in three different cities, murdering two and wounding two others. There's no point in mincing words: this is a Palestinian "War on Women." [...] Women's rights groups around the world should be outraged. Feminists should be picketing the Palestinian Authority's offices. Anyone who is genuinely concerned about "wars on women" at least should be issuing angry press releases about the Palestinians' war on women. But they won't. Just as they were silent every previous time that Palestinian Arab terrorists have waged war on...
  • Saudi police arrest 9 American 'terror' suspects: Report

    02/01/2016 9:01:03 AM PST · by thouworm · 34 replies
    AFP ^ | January 31, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Saudi authorities have arrested nine American citizens among 33 "terror" suspects rounded up over the past days, the Saudi Gazette newspaper reported on Jan. 31. Four Americans were arrested on Jan. 25 and five others over the past four days, the paper reported citing an unidentified source.
  • Israeli Cabinet approves liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

    01/31/2016 6:03:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2016 12:21 PM EST | Daniel Estrin
    Israel's Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal streams of Judaism. The issue is of particular importance to the Jewish community in the United States, where the more liberal Reform and Conservative streams of Judaism are dominant. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed the plan in an attempt to please American Jews, a key source of support for Israel, despite stiff opposition by ultra-Orthodox and religious nationalist elements in Israel who are key members of his own government. [...] According...
  • Hamas: UN chief is prejudiced in favor of the 'occupation'

    01/31/2016 2:27:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Hamas was unhappy on Sunday with remarks by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who a day earlier expressed concern by Hamas’s announcement that it intends to continue developing its terror infrastructure in Gaza in order to continue attacking Israeli civilians. In a statement posted on its website, the group said it “slammed” Ban’s remarks regarding Hamas’s terror tunnels. “The tunnels are defensive,” Hamas claimed, noting that “they were built for the purpose of fending the Gaza Strip against invasion by the Israeli forces.” “Those remarks are prejudiced in favor of the Israeli occupation,” blasted the terrorist movement. Ban’s statement of concern...
  • Kent State Professor Praises al Qaeda, Says he will "Bury" Washington, DC

    01/31/2016 9:04:06 AM PST · by rightistight · 34 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 1/31/16 | Aurelius
    History Professor Julio Pino of Kent State has publicly praised al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and has said that he will "bury" Washington, DC. Julio Cesar Pino is Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, Ohio and, despite being investigated by the FBI for possible ties to ISIS, he is still teaching there. More than the investigation, Pino has also publicly praised terrorist organizations on Facebook. Here, he praises "Sheikh" Osama bin Laden and the "brave warriors" of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: Pino also mourned the death of bin Laden: He posted pictures of jihadists on his...
  • Hottest New Arab Hit on YouTube: ‘Lovers of Stabbing’

    01/30/2016 8:12:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Arab Press ^ | January 30th, 2016 | Hana Levi Julian
    Arab teen terrorists from the Palestinian Authority moving to the beat of specially-crafted music. 'Lovers of Knives' is one of the hottest hits on the Arab street in the Palestinian Authority; with its hypnotic, rhythmic beat, the words are easily memorized by teens, tweens and adults alike, and the names of those being glorified for murdering Israelis are certain to ingrained in the memories of all. Photo Credit: YouTube / www.alaqsatv.ps Arab teen terrorists coming out of the Palestinian Authority are being moved by the beat of a specially-crafted form of music video. It is the music of the...
  • Jimmy Carter to Address British Parliament.

    01/30/2016 7:24:24 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/16
    Former president Jimmy Carter on Wednesday will make a rare address to the upper chamber of the British Parliament to draw attention to the eradication of the Guinea worm disease, according to the Associated Press.
  • 'Will France also offer international conference for ISIS?'

    01/30/2016 2:38:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/16 | Nitsan Keidar
    Israel is still responding angrily to France's proposal yesterday to call an international peace conference with Israel and the Palestinians - and to unilaterally recognize the state of "Palestine," should the conference fail to bring peace. Political officials told Arutz Sheva that they wonder "whether France will propose an international conference with ISIS, after it armed and spread terror in France?" Another official explained that "The French proposal effectively gives the Palestinians an excuse to blow up the talks and still get all they want without negotiating at all." He added: "This is a mistaken approach. Why should the Palestinians...
  • Turkey says another Russian jet violated Turkey's airspace

    01/30/2016 9:20:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:12 PM EST | Suzan Fraser
    Turkey said Saturday that a Russian warplane has again violated its airspace despite several warnings - two months after Turkey's military shot down a Russian jet for crossing over its territory. The past incident seriously strained the previously close ties between the two countries, damaging a strong economic partnership. A Foreign Ministry statement on Saturday said that a Russian SU-34 crossed into Turkish airspace on Friday, ignoring several warnings that were delivered both in Russian and in English by Turkish radar units. It said Ankara summoned the Russian ambassador to the ministry Friday evening to "strongly protest" the violation. The...
  • Italian academics call for boycott of Israeli universities

    01/30/2016 7:17:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.29.16, 23:33 | Itamar Eichner
    The academic boycott against Israel continues to broaden, with a new petition signed by 168 academics and researchers in Italy calling to suspend all agreements with Israeli universities as well as the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology in Haifa. The petition comes three months after 343 British academics signed another petition calling for an academic boycott of Israeli universities on the grounds that they participate in violations of international law and support the occupation. [...] Among the boycott measures proposed by the petition are the cessation of all collaboration with the Technion and other Israeli universities, including academic and cultural...
  • Settlers tell Netanyahu: Block Palestinian media broadcasts

    01/30/2016 7:51:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.28.16, 11:06 | Elisha Ben Kimon and Elior Levy
    Yesha Council head Avi Roeh on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling on him, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan to block official Palestinian media broadcasts. The request came following the testimony of the 15-year-old terrorist who stabbed Dafna Meir to death in Otniel, in which he admitted he had been incited to murder a Jew after watching Palestinian television. [...] Channels such as Al-Aqsa TV, Palestine al-Yom and al-Quds, which are based in the Gaza Strip, carry daily broadcasts with short interludes that unequivocally encourage attacks against Israelis. ...
  • Hezbollah Fighters Are Fed Up With Fighting Syria's War

    12/30/2015 1:26:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/29/2015 | Jesse Rosenfeld
    They joined to fight Israel in Lebanon, but after multiple combat tours in the Syrian cities of Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, and around Damascus, Hezbollah reservists tell The Daily Beast that they are no longer willing to die in Syria's unending, bloody civil war. As a result of their refusal to continue volunteering to prop up the embattled government of Bashar al-Assad, they say that the Shia Party of God has cut off the money they were accustomed to receiving: reservist paychecks and permanent family benefits packages. What other consequences there may be remain to be seen. Imad, as we'll call...
  • John Kerry Can't Understand Why Hezbollah Needs "80,000 Rockets"

    01/23/2016 9:32:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 23, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    As those who follow Syria's seemingly intractable civil war are no doubt aware, Washington is a big part of why the conflict is now going into its sixth year. What began as a plan to destabilize the Alawite government by "playing on Sunni fears of Iranian influence" (to quote a leaked diplomatic cable from then-Deputy Chief of Mission in Syria William Roebuck) gradually metamorphosed into a overt and at times absurd effort to arm and train a series of rebel groups in an attempt to bring about regime change in Damascus. Those efforts have thus far failed, in part because...
  • Claims of Russian arms transfers to Hezbollah worry Israel [Ezekiel 38]

    01/15/2016 12:10:30 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    YNet News ^ | 1/15/016 | Staff
    Lebanon-based Hezbollah is growing stronger as a result of weapons' shipments from the Russian military, two mid-level commanders in the organization have said. According to the story, first circulated in The Daily Beast, Russia is directly transferring artillery and anti-tank munitions to Hezbollah without any caveat as to what they are used for, despite Russia’s close relationship with Israel. This begs the question whether the threat to Israel from the Shi'ite organization has intensified since Russian jets started to bomb Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s enemies. However, Hezbollah is still bogged down in the Syrian conflict and is unlikely to be...
  • Florida Hezbollah Imam Travels to Syria and Back

    01/14/2016 5:24:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 14, 2016 | Joe Kaufman
    Did Mohamad al-Halabi visit his terrorist nephew in Damascus? Florida Hezbollah Imam Travels to Syria and Back Did Mohamad al-Halabi visit his terrorist nephew in Damascus? January 14, 2016 Joe Kaufman Mohamad al-Halabi, a.k.a. Mohamad al-Fouani, the imam of the American Islamic Center of Florida, may operate out of Pompano Beach, Florida, however a good part of his life still resides in the Middle East, including his associations with the terrorist organization Hezbollah. In November, al-Halabi left the shores of the United States to travel to his native home of Syria. While there, he visited family, but were they...
  • Kuwait court sentences two to death for spying for Iran, Hezbollah

    01/12/2016 3:30:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    reuters ^ | 01/12/2016
    One of the men given the death penalty was an Iranian convicted in absentia, and the other was a Kuwaiti who was in court. Other suspects were given sentences ranging from five to 25 years, and three were found innocent. Tensions between Shi'ite-ruled Iran and Sunni-ruled Gulf countries have escalated since a diplomatic dispute between Tehran and Riyadh erupted after Riyadh's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric this month.
  • Report: Iran deploys Hezbollah to get its old ally Hamas back

    01/29/2016 11:52:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/28/2016 16:51 | Maayan Groisman
    Hezbollah is expected to start mediating soon between Hamas and Iran in order to reconcile between both parties and bring Hamas, which is financed today by the Gulf states, back into Tehran's fold. London-based Asharq al-Awsat reported on Thursday that the new mediation comes after Iran failed in its previous attempts to convince Hamas to announce its support for Iran in the Islamic Republic's battle with Saudi Arabia for regional supremacy, in exchange for Iranian financial aid. ...
  • Israel slams French peace plan as encouraging Palestinian intransigence

    01/29/2016 12:14:11 PM PST · by Lera · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/29/2016
    Israel said on Friday that it will reject any French initiative to re-start peace negotiations with the Palestinians. Israel said on Friday that it will reject any French initiative to re-start peace negotiations with the Palestinians. Jerusalem reacted shortly after French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that his government will recognize a Palestinian state if its efforts in coming weeks to try to break the deadlock between Israelis and Palestinians fail. "France will engage in the coming weeks in the preparation of an international conference bringing together the parties and their main partners, American, European, Arab, notably to preserve and...
  • France threatens to recognize 'Palestine' if peace efforts fail

    01/29/2016 1:16:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 1/29/2016, 8:26 PM | Ben Ariel
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius declared on Friday that his country would recognize a Palestinian state if its efforts in coming weeks to try to break the deadlock between Israelis and Palestinians fail. "France will engage in the coming weeks in the preparation of an international conference bringing together the parties and their main partners, American, European, Arab, notably to preserve and make happen the solution of two states," Fabius said, according to Reuters. He added that as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, France had a responsibility to try to keep up efforts to find a two-state...
  • France to recognize Palestine if deadlock with Israel not broken

    01/29/2016 10:31:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    jpost ^ | 1/29/16 | Reuters
    France will recognize a Palestinian state if its efforts in coming weeks to try to break the deadlock between Israelis and Palestinians fail, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday. "France will engage in the coming weeks in the preparation of an international conference bringing together the parties and their main partners, American, European, Arab, notably to preserve and make happen the solution of two states," he said. Fabius said that as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, France had a responsibility to try to keep up efforts to find a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.
  • Haniyeh confirms: We are building tunnels (Hamas)

    01/29/2016 12:30:32 PM PST · by Lera · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/29/2016 | Ben Ariel
    Hamas deputy leader confirms his group is rebuilding its terrorist infrastructure and preparing for war with Israel. Hamas is no longer denying that it is rebuilding its terrorist tunnel infrastructure. On Friday, Hamas deputy leader Ismail Haniyeh publicly confirmed the group is developing its military capabilities and rebuilding the underground tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel in preparation for a future conflict, reported Haaretz. Haniyeh made the comments as part of his weekly sermon at the end of Friday prayers in Gaza and ahead of a funeral for seven Hamas terrorists who were killed this week when a tunnel collapsed...
  • Iran: European airlines set to resume flights to Tehran

    01/28/2016 8:48:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2016 2:47 PM EST | Nasser Karimi
    Several European airlines aim to resume their flights to Iran following a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the state-owned IRAN daily reported on Thursday. The newspaper quoted Mohammad Khodakarami, deputy head of Iran's civil aviation authority, as saying British Airways officials visited Tehran on Tuesday to discuss resumption of flights. He did not elaborate. Khodakarami also said both Air France and Dutch flagship KLM have already expressed their readiness to resume flights to Tehran. ...
  • US requires Judea-Samaria goods to be labeled

    01/28/2016 1:12:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/16 | Ariel Soffer
    A mail from the Cargo Systems Messaging Service of the US Customs and Border Protection dated to this Saturday, and revealed by Channel 1's "Mabat" show on Thursday, shows the US is now required products from Judea and Samaria to be labeled differently. In new instructions on marking requirements sent out to American importers, goods from Judea and Samaria are not to be marked "Israel." Those who do not comply are to be sanctioned. "West Bank Country of Origin Marking Requirements," reads the title of the mail, which begins by clarifying that "the purpose of this message is to provide...
  • Rouhani Goes Shopping in Europe as Iran Enjoys New Economic Freedoms

    01/28/2016 2:04:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2016 | By ADAM NOSSITER
    Europe, whose economic struggles have grown that much greater with recent problems in crucial markets like China and Russia, is rushing to do business with a newly accessible and eager, if still problematic, partner: Iran. With the lifting of sanctions after its nuclear deal with the West, Tehran has gone shopping this week, bringing its checkbook and a long list of items it had been unable to acquire for years. Despite lingering animosities and the United States' designation of Iran as a sponsor of terrorist groups, European governments and corporations have made it clear that economic opportunity is going to...
  • UN chief blasts Israel's 'stifling occupation' of Palestinians

    01/27/2016 7:04:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 1/27/16 | Elad Benari
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday once again criticized what he called Israel's "stifling occupation" of Palestinians, just one day after appearing to express sympathy for Palestinian Arab terrorists. The UN chief made clear that he would not retreat from his remarks directed at Israel a day earlier, AFP reported. UN diplomats said privately that Ban had upped the pressure on Prime MInister Binyamin Netanyahu in a final bid to revive hopes for peace before he steps down as secretary-general at the end of the year. "After nearly 50 years of occupation -- after decades of waiting for the fulfilment...
  • Eight Hamas members missing after Gaza tunnel collapses

    01/27/2016 12:04:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/16
    Eight Hamas members are missing after heavy rains caused a tunnel to collapse, AFP reports. The tunnel was located in Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip. "The resistance tunnel collapsed last night due to the weather and flooding," said a security source. He added, "There were 11 resistance men inside. Three of them escaped in the first hour after the accident, but the security operation... continues to search for the eight others." Jabalia is located about six kilometers from the Nahal Oz kibbutz...
  • End of the World: "Muhammad Mahdi" is Coming (Apocalyptic Muslims gear up for global Islamic state)

    01/26/2016 9:10:02 AM PST · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | January 26, 2016 | Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
    Two of the most dangerous apocalyptic Muslim groups-that strongly believe in establishment of a global Islamic state and believe in annihilation of non-Muslim nations-are the Islamic State and the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran. They both share the same fatal ideology and mission with some minor differences. They believe that this is the end of the times for non-Muslims, and that they should prepare the world for the coming of the Imam Mahdi (also known as Muhammad al Mahdi) who would establish Islamic rule around the world and clean up the planet from those who do not...
  • Romans cover their nudes for Iranian leader's visit

    01/26/2016 9:15:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Tucker Reals
    The Romans have censored themselves to make visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani feel more comfortable during his historic stop in Italy. Rouhani -- the first Iranian leader to visit Europe in almost 20 years -- met Tuesday with Pope Francis at the Vatican, but another stop on his agenda was the famed Capitoline Museum, where classic Italian nude sculptures were covered with plain white boards to avoid offending the Muslim president.
  • Italy hides ancient museum nudes from Iranian president (dhimmitude)

    01/26/2016 11:59:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2016 2:50 PM EST | Frances D’Emilio
    A decision by Italian officials to cover up ancient nude statues to not offend Iran's visiting president is drawing ridicule in Rome. Ahead of a news conference Monday with Premier Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, wooden panels were erected around some Roman statues in Rome's Capitoline Museums. When images of the cover-up made the Italian media Tuesday, politicians from across the spectrum decried and derided the decision. The museum said Tuesday that the premier's office wanted the statues along Rouhani's path to the news conference covered up. Renzi's office declined to comment. ...