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  • Linda Sarsour gets big cheer at Women’s March calling for boycott of Israel

    01/20/2019 2:49:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 19, 2019 | Brett T.
    he Women’s March lost a lot of supporters last year, from Alyssa Milano to the Democratic National Committee, over charges that the organizers had an anti-Semitism problem — one they haven’t done much to counter, what with Tamika Mallory still refusing to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist. The organizers insisted the first Women’s March wasn’t an anti-Trump march, which is exactly what it was: Hillary lost, and lots of women were angry and needed to vent, and the Women’s March was there for them. What was said from the stage didn’t really seem to matter, which was good, because there...
  • Richard Grenell, Trump’s top ambassador, ‘delivers again,’ blocking Iran...(winning)

    01/21/2019 9:09:53 AM PST · by caww · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/21/2019 | Paul Bedard
    The ban is a huge win for the administration and lays down another marker in its effort to tighten the sanctions noose around Tehran. A top Trump ambassador is winning kudos for his part in convincing Germany to ban Iranian airline Mahan Air amid allegations 'it ran weapons to Syria.'......Iran’s Mahan Air is shut down in Germany, immediately. “Since arriving in Berlin, Ambassador Grenell has literally hit the ground running delivering on the president’s priorities,” said a key ally and senior Senate Republican aide. “At the top of that list has been to ensure Europe doesn’t circumvent President Trump on...
  • Amir Tsarfati on the escalation in the Middle East

    01/21/2019 7:56:24 AM PST · by firebrand · 6 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Jan. 20, 2019 | Amir Tsarfati
    A report on yesterday's escalation of the battle in Syria. Israel struck during the day for tactical reasons, and also acknowledged their action---two things that are unusual. There was also an unprecedented attack by the Iranian militias on a civilian target in Israel, which was countered by the Iron Dome with no casualties. Important news on the two nations south of Israel---Sudan and Libya---that are mentioned in the Bible as participating in the Ezekiel war. Amir followed up today with another video telling of an Iran general's promise to destroy Israel, and why we should not let it worry us....
  • In rare move, Israel announces attack on Iran in Syria

    01/21/2019 6:35:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2019 | Rick Moran
    The undeclared war between Israel and Iran is heating up as, in a nearly unprecedented move, the Israeli government announced it had struck Iranian targets in Syria. Iranian troops belong to the Quds Force were hit along with targets near the Damascus airport. We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory. We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to harm Israeli forces or territory. The Quds Force is an elite unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guards that operates almost exclusively on foreign soil. Iran deployed the Quds Force to work closely with the Lebanese terrorist group Hezb'allah,...
  • Israel Launches Two Waves Of Attacks On Syria, Says Iranian Targets Hit

    01/20/2019 9:41:15 PM PST · by Nextrush · 42 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    There were expectations of a stronger Israeli response following the air attack on a Damascus airport mid-day Sunday and the missile launches at the Golan Heights in retaliation. And it came just after 1 am local time early Monday with a series of air attacks on targets in Syria that Israel says are Iranian with Israel acknowledging it also hit Syrian air defenses.....
  • Israeli Missiles Fall on Damascus; Syrian Forces Retaliate

    01/20/2019 4:24:58 PM PST · by McGruff · 17 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | January 20, 2019
    The Israeli Defence Forces on Sunday confirmed that its missiles are “currently targeting Iranian Quds in Syrian territory” just before midnight local time as reports from the Syrian News Agency confirms massive explosions in capital Damascus. “We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to harm Israeli forces or territory,” the statement released by the IDF said. It marks the first time Israel has confirmed they are striking Iranian targets in Syria and that it is happening in real time. There have been unconfirmed reports since that Syrian forces are engaging with their weaponry by the Golan Heights — a...
  • Turkey demands life imprisonment for US Consulate employee

    01/20/2019 1:44:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | 2 hours ago | Rawa Barwari
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Turkish prosecutors demand aggravated life imprisonment for a local US Consulate employee, Metin Topuz, who they charge with espionage for a foreign nation, membership in a terrorist organization, and participation in conspiracies to overthrow the government of Turkey.Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim, former ministers Ali Babacan, Muammer Guler, and Zafer Caglayan – the last two themselves targets of a high-level corruption investigation in 2013 – and former Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag are among 30 officials who claimed victimhood and are plaintiffs in an indictment released this weekend against Topuz.The Turkish national who...
  • GOP lawmaker pushes to derail Tlaib from leading delegation to West Bank

    01/20/2019 7:30:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/19 | John Bowden
    A Republican congressman is urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to block freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress, from leading a delegation to the West Bank, arguing that the trip would hurt U.S.-Israel relations. Tlaib's planned delegation to the West Bank, which is set for the same time as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) trip for new members of Congress, would be "inconsistent with our national values," Texas Rep. Brian Babin (R) argued in a letter. "I am writing to express my extreme concern that a newly elected Member of Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib,...
  • Iranian Regime Express its Fear of Resistance Units Activities

    01/20/2019 9:37:34 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 4 replies
    The fundamental changes in a society arose from a wide variety of causes such as dictatorship, corruption, inflation, Incompetence of the authorities, and dissatisfaction of the people. on the other hand, protest and strike by the people challenge the authorities finally all walk of life of the society refuse obedience or order of the theocratic rule, as the protests grow the resistance units will be gradually formed and conduct the anger of the people. In the beginning, They are small groups but they expand very fast. After the nationwide uprising in Dec 2017, protest and strike expanded in Iran, the...
  • Syria Breaking: Israeli Attack On Airport In Damascus..Missiles Fired At Golan From Syria

    01/20/2019 10:02:53 AM PST · by Nextrush · 27 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The Israeli Air Force launched a strike from over the Mediterranean Sea aimed at the Duwali International Airport in southeast Damascus today. The strike coincided with the arrival of an Iranian airliner which turned around instead of landing. Seven missiles were reported downed by the Syrian air defenses with missiles seen in the skies over the Golan Heights. Links below..... Russia's National Defense Management Center says seven Israeli missiles were successfully intercepted by Syrian air defenses and there was no damage at the airport targeted. The attack occurred at 5:32am Eastern Time US this morning, 1232pm Damascus time. The Israel...
  • The BDS Campaign: Anti-Jew Leftists Breaking Federal Anti-Boycott Law

    01/19/2019 10:38:49 AM PST · by Moseley · 22 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Anti-Semites are violating federal law by boycotting Israel and Israeli companies and institutions. Activists in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, one of the highest-profile global projects of the left, are subject to criminal and financial penalties, including jail time of five years and fines up to $50,000. A U.S. exporter can lose the right to export any products to any country. So why isn’t the U.S. Department of Justice enforcing the anti-boycott laws? President Donald Trump should order the Office of Antiboycott Compliance to come out of cryogenic stasis and get back to work, and order DOJ to...
  • Americans slain in Syria attack: A Green Beret, a former SEAL and two language specialists

    01/18/2019 10:23:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18 at 6:59 PM | By William Branigin , William Branigin Reporter and editor covering breaking news Email Bio Kat
    A Green Beret, a Navy linguist, a former Navy SEAL and a Syrian emigre were the Americans killed in this week’s suicide bombing in Syria, the Defense Department and a defense contractor said on Friday. The Pentagon named the three current and former service members slain in Wednesday’s attack as Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer; Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent; and civilian Scott A. Wirtz, a former Navy SEAL working for the Defense Intelligence Agency. The department did not identify the fourth American killed, a civilian contractor who officials said served as an interpreter. A...
  • It's time to designate Turkey as a sponsor of terrorism

    01/18/2019 4:26:11 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2019 01:43 PM | Michael Rubin
    On Tuesday, Islamist terrorists affiliated with the Somali group al-Shabaab attacked an upscale hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 21. It wasnÂ’t the groupÂ’s first attack in Kenya. The radical group, which at one point was affiliated with al Qaeda, has used KenyaÂ’s heavy Somali refugee presence as cover for a number of attacks in Kenya and against Kenyans, most famously at the Westgate Mall in 2013. That Kenya remains a contributor of both soldiers and police to AMISOM, the African Union Mission in Somalia which seeks to defend the country against al-Shaabab, only puts it further in the...
  • Europe's patience with Iran wears thin, tiptoes toward Trump

    01/18/2019 1:06:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Robin Emmott, John Irish
    BRUSSELS/PARIS - In Tehran on Jan. 8 during a meeting with European envoys, Iranian officials abruptly stood up, walked out and slammed the door in an extraordinary break with protocol. The next day, the European Union imposed its first sanctions on Iran since world powers agreed the 2015 Vienna nuclear arms control deal with Tehran. The sanctions were largely symbolic but the stormy meeting encapsulated the unexpected shift in European diplomacy since the end of last year. Smaller, more dovish EU countries have joined France and Britain in a harder stance on Tehran, including considering new economic sanctions, diplomats say....
  • Al-Shabaab: Kenya attack because of Jerusalem recognition

    01/16/2019 2:49:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/19 | Elad Benari
    The Al-Shabaab terrorist group said on Wednesday it carried out the deadly attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex in retaliation for US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December, AFP reported. The group said in a statement picked up by the SITE monitoring group that its fighters stormed the DusitD2 complex on instructions by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. "It is a response to the witless remarks of the US president, Donald Trump, and his declaration of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel," said Al-Shabaab. The assault with guns and explosives claimed the lives...
  • Understanding Why the Deep State Had to Take Down General Michael Flynn

    01/16/2019 7:00:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2019 | Frank Hawkins
    Does the American public really understand what happened to Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn?  Highlights of the case have been thoroughly exploited by the shallow, left-leaning media as a convenient avenue to attack President Trump.  But important elements of the story remain largely buried from public view. The tragic political demise of this distinguished general who was President Trump's initial national security adviser, one of the key jobs in the White House, has been well documented.  Former FBI director James Comey and the now disgraced upper echelon of the FBI and, subsequently, Special Counsel Robert Mueller maliciously trapped him, resulting in his ultimate...
  • Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN

    01/15/2019 8:51:17 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 22 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Adam Rasgon
    Taking charge of Group of 77, which encompasses 134 developing countries, Abbas slams Israel’s ‘occupation of the state of Palestine,’ condemns ‘terrorism in all its forms’ Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of “the State of Palestine” on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. In a speech at the UN headquarters, Abbas called the task of leading the Group of 77 “a great responsibility.” "I...
  • Pompeo: Trump Admin Will Help Iranian People Take ‘Control of Their Capital’

    01/14/2019 3:35:46 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Adam Kredo
    Following meetings with top Saudi Arabian leaders in the country's capital on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that one of the Trump administration's top regional goals is to "make sure that the Iranian people get control of their capital," a shot across the bow to a ruling regime that has spent billions to beef up its foreign military and terrorist operations. Pompeo, speaking to reporters in Riyadh, said that the Trump administration's primary goal is to empower the Iranian people to rein in the ruling regime, which has spent a fortune on foreign wars and terror operations as...
  • Pro-Hezbollah activist posts photos with Rashida Tlaib at swearing-in ceremony

    01/14/2019 2:21:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, was called out Monday after Palestinian activist Abbas Hamideh, a staunch defender of the terrorist group Hezbollah, posted photos of the two of them posing at her swearing-in ceremony in Detroit. Mr. Hamideh tweeted a photo of himself Saturday with Ms. Tlaib along with the caption, “I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country.” Critics were quick to point out that Mr. Hamideh, a co-founder of the pro-Palestinian group Al-Awda, which means “right of return,” has...
  • Why They Stay: The horror and hope undergirding Jewish life in post-Revolution Iran

    01/14/2019 11:14:29 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Tablet Mag ^ | 1/14/19 | Roya Hakakian
    Among the world’s endangered minorities, Iranian Jews are an anomaly. Like their counterparts, their conditions categorically refute all the efforts their nation makes at seeming civilized and egalitarian—and so they embody, often without wanting to, all that is ugly and unjust about their native land. But Iran’s Jewish community does something more. It also embodies the nation’s hope, the narrative of its resistance and struggle for a better future—one that has been on the brink of arriving ever since the revolution in 1979. To understand why Jews continue to remain in Iran is to understand the tortured tale of Iran....