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  • Egyptian Commentator Demands Jews Return Gold Taken in Exodus

    09/15/2014 1:43:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/14/2014
    Not for the first time, an Egyptian commentator (this time a political scientist) has demanded that the Jews compensate Egypt for the gold they took on their way to freedom from slavery. (snip) It is worth noting that today's Egyptians are mostly the descendants of Arab conquerers - not the ancient Egyptians of Biblical times.
  • Islamic State crisis: Kerry to lead talks in Paris

    09/14/2014 8:16:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 14 September 2014 Last updated at 21:59 ET
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris on Monday to discuss how to defeat Islamic State (IS) militants. French President Francois Hollande said the beheading of a British aid worker showed the world must act against IS. About 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, have signed up to a coalition to help fight IS in Iraq and Syria. Several Arab countries have offered to take part in air strikes on IS fighters in Iraq, US officials say. Mr Kerry says he is "extremely encouraged" by promises of military assistance to tackle...
  • Syrian Arab News Agency:UN:Close Links Between Israel and Terrorist Organizations in Syria

    09/14/2014 9:58:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Syrian Arab News Agency ^ | September, 14, 2014 | Staff
    Original title:UN Reveals Close Links Between Israel and Terrorist Organizations in Syria The United Nations (UN) has stressed that there are strong links and contacts between the armed terrorist organizations in Syria and the Zionist entity. The UN remarks came in a report by its Secretary General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) during the period from May 29th to September 3rd 2014. The report said that members of the so-called “armed opposition” transported 47 of its wounded members through “the ceasefire line” and handed them to the “Israeli army”, indicating that the “Israeli army” handed 43 of...
  • White House Chief Of Staff Squirms When Asked If Any Nation Has Committed Ground Troops In Syria

    09/14/2014 10:14:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Al Weaver
    When asked by “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd if any nation has committed to putting boots on the ground in Syria to combat ISIS, White House Chief Of Staff Denis McDonough said “we’re not looking at that now.” Todd shot back, “Wait a minute, why not?” “We’re trying to put together the specifics of what we expect from each of the members” said the White House flack, referring to the “broad coalition” President Obama referenced in his speech Wednesday night. McDonough tried to walk back his initial quote though. ‘”If you know you need combat troops on the ground,...
  • Qatari firm stops Fox Sports from putting Israel on map

    09/14/2014 10:13:20 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/12/2014 01:37 | Herb Keinon
    Jerusalem calls the move 'an unfortunate surrender to economic interests.’ First Fox Sports – Middle East wiped Israel off the map, then – following complaints – it got rid of the map altogether. The sports network broadcasts in Israel, and a weekly schedule can be found online, especially important for American football fans interested in knowing what games will be broadcast on any given Sunday. Up until Thursday morning, the website had a “select your country” button that accessed a drop-down list of 23 countries in the Middle East, from Algeria, through KSA (the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), all the...
  • Clarice Feldman: Crazy Things Progressives Believe

    09/14/2014 8:59:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 14, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    These days I live in a state of almost continual amazement, bedazzled by the things progressives believe. Earlier this week the New York Times had to print a correction which is probably the number one all time winner in a long line of their recent corrections: “Correction: September 8, 2014 An earlier version of a summary that appeared with this article misstated the former title of Dick Cheney. He was vice president, not president.” Seriously, someone was hired to and does write for the major progressive publication in America who thought that Dick Cheney had been our president. And what...
  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...
  • In Defense of Christians Says Ted Cruz Was Not Booed; Critics Wanted Focus on Christians, not Israel

    09/13/2014 5:59:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    In Defense of Christians, the nonprofit organization that has made protecting Christians in the Middle East its mission, challenged media reports Friday that Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was booed offstage at their inaugural Summit Gala Dinner Wednesday for supporting Israel. A 30-second YouTube clip from the dinner shows Cruz declaring to a restive audience: "I will say this, that I am saddened to see that some here, not everyone, but some here, are so consumed with hate …" At the mention of the word hate, guests at the gala became loud enough to drown out portions of Cruz's voice. He...
  • Top Lapid Confidante Warns of Early Elections Over Budget Crisis

    09/13/2014 3:43:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/9/14 | Benny Moshe
    MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) on Saturday said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's handling of the new budget proposed by Finance Minister Yair Lapid could cause the government coalition to collapse. "Netanyahu is turning the issue of the budget into a showdown with the Finance Minister, which may lead to new elections in the near future," Shelah, who is a close confidante of Lapid said at the weekly "Shabbatarbut" event in Tel Aviv. The PM has been at loggerheads with Lapid over the new budget proposals, causing political gridlock; last Wednesday's budget meeting was pushed off to this coming Sunday...
  • Don't Like That Israel Has the Bomb? Blame Nixon.

    09/13/2014 11:35:55 AM PDT · by babylon_times · 41 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/12/14 | Avner Cohen, William Burr
    Newly declassified documents reveal how the Nixon White House looked the other way while Israel built the middle east's first nukes...
  • SNP candidate praised radical Muslim as ‘preacher of peace’

    11/12/2009 8:25:38 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies · 530+ views
    The Times ^ | November 12, 2009 | Sean O’Neill,
    A radical Muslim cleric alleged to have inspired the Fort Hood gunman has been praised in the past as “a preacher of peace” by a prominent SNP candidate with close links to Alex Salmond. The FBI is investigating communications between Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people at the US Army base in Texas, and Imam Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born Muslim cleric now based in Yemen. Mr Awlaki has a large following in Britain and counts prominent mainstream Muslims among his supporters. In 2006 Osama Saeed, who has been selected as the SNP candidate for Glasgow Central for the next...
  • Qatar expels Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    09/13/2014 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2014 8:13 AM EDT | Maggie Michael
    Leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group and allied clerics said on Saturday that they are departing Qatar, where they had sought refuge following the ouster of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the crackdown on his supporters. Their presence in Qatar had severely strained Doha’s relations with Egypt as well as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, all of which view the more than 85-year-old Islamist movement as a threat. The expulsion threatens to further isolate the group, which rose to power in Egypt through a string of post-Arab Spring elections but suffered a dramatic fall from grace during...
  • Susan Rice on ISIS: There’s a difference between a war and a counterterrorism operation, you know

    09/13/2014 9:05:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    hitair.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | Allahpundit
    Via Breitbart, another dim attempt by the White House to keep this new Iraq intervention in Americans’ rhetorical comfort zone. “Wars” are long, involve vast numbers of fighters on both sides, and absorb much blood and treasure; our “victories” in war lately tend to be unsatisfying and ephemeral too. “Counterterrorism,” though, is lightning fast, typically involves a small number of military assets, and is usually decisive. (It also conveniently doesn’t require a new AUMF.) The Bin Laden raid is the supreme example. By the White House’s own reckoning, rolling back ISIS will take three years at least, already involves a...
  • Syrian rebels said to control most of the border with Israel

    09/13/2014 8:48:51 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 22 replies
    times of Israel ^ | 09/13/14 | staff
    UN evacuates equipment from main HQ into Israel as insurgents capture two more towns; Qatar reportedly paid high ransom for release of Fijian troops A-Sharq al-Awsat, quoting Syrian opposition sources, reported Saturday that the Qatari government paid a heavy ransom to rebels for the release of 45 captive UN peacekeepers freed Thursday. According to the report Doha paid somewhere between $20-$45 million to the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front which had held the troops since August 28. Qatar took credit for negotiating the release on Friday, though it made no mention of a ransom.
  • Cruzifiction

    09/13/2014 10:24:21 AM PDT · by all the best · 114 replies
    American Vision ^ | September 13, 2014 | Joel McDurmon
    Ted Cruz has made a serious mistake—one supported by sentiments of millions of American evangelicals—and it could cost the lives of many Christians. I suppose you’ve heard by now that Ted Cruz was recently “booed off stage” for a senseless, ill-placed “stand with Israel” gaffe at a banquet for persecuted Middle East Christians. The worst part of his comments is not that they were calculated for self-serving political purposes—as others have noted already. Although that is certainly bad enough, it is hardly as offensive as the main implication of what he said. Apparently, we must agree with him, or else...
  • No Comment Yet on Why Obama Held Meeting on 9/11 With Terrorist-Supporting Cleric

    09/12/2014 10:14:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    ijreview ^ | September 13, 2014 | Victoria Taft
    President Obama held an Oval Office meeting with Middle Eastern-based Arab Christians on 9/11, one member of whom is a loud and proud supporter of the terrorist group Hezbollah. The day before, members of the same group, holding a conference under the name In Defense of Christians, booed and shouted down keynote speaker Senator Ted Cruz ”It’s surprising White House staffers allowed Maronite Patriarch Bashara Rai to meet with the President in the first place. As the Washington Free Beacon reports, the Lebanon-based Hezbollah supporting cleric isn’t shy about his views. “Everyone says why is Hezbollah carrying arms?” said Rai...
  • Cruz Headlines Conference Featuring Hezbollah Supporters (Cruz knowingly exposed the scum)

    09/13/2014 2:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaosinla · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/10/14 | Alana Goodman
    Funding for the conference was provided by Clinton donor and Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, according to organizers. The wealthy businessman pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009. Chagoury is also reportedly backer of Lebanese politician Michel Aoun, Hezbollah’s top Christian ally in the country, according to U.S. diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks. Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Raď, who was scheduled to speak during the same keynote slot as Cruz on Wednesday evening, has called Israel an “enemy state that is occupying Lebanese territory” and defended Hezbollah’s right to attack the Jewish state... (Snip) “I decided we should be present and...
  • Missing The Forest For The Trees, In The Midst of A Fire

    09/13/2014 8:26:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    Washington, D.C. -- "The West must shift from reactive to proactive, from crisis management to crisis prevention." The target of this advice, given by Aram I Keshishian of the Armenian Apostolic Church, was Washington, D.C., but it also happens to be good counsel for the average citizen. Keshishian was speaking at the inaugural In Defense of Christians summit. Five patriarchs came to this country to demonstrate what an essential, conciliatory presence Christianity is in Iraq, Syria and the Middle East in general, where Islamic extremism is threatening the lives of Christians and the future of Christianity. While the summit was,...
  • why ted cruz was right to walk out on the 'in defense of christians' conference

    09/13/2014 12:16:29 AM PDT · by Kaosinla · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/12/2014 | Katie Gorka
    What I discovered the next day is that Cruz had known exactly what he was doing.  Indeed, he had read the article that had been published about the event just that day and which essentially repeated Frank Ghadry’s allegation that the conference organizers were close to Hezbollah.   Whether Cruz ever contemplated withdrawing from the event is not certain, but what is clear is that he was keenly aware of the alleged links between the organizers of the event and Hezbollah, and he was not going to let that go untested.  Many have criticized Cruz since the event, saying he should have...
  • Israel will fight IS, if group reaches Jordan, Israeli official says

    09/13/2014 2:13:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    US airstrikes already making headway, says Israeli official. Israel may play a frontline role in the international coalition forming against Islamic State – the jihadi group sweeping through Iraq and Syria in its bid to reinstate a Middle East caliphate. As world powers unite around a US-led plan for military action to topple the militant group, Jerusalem is signaling that if Islamic State decides to spread out to Jordan – Israel will not hesitate to act. "We will use any means necessary," a senior Israeli official told local television station Channel 2. "Let me make this clear: If Islamic State...
  • Jewish Rapper Creates Anti-Hamas Anthem

    09/12/2014 4:47:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/12/14 | Stephen Gutowski
    Rapper Ari Lesser penned a catchy song that outlines what Hamas is, and why he thinks it is foolish to support them. The rap, titled “Hamas,” outlines the way the terrorist organization oppresses fellow Palestinians, kidnaps civilians, and fires thousands of rockets in Israel. So you want to criticize Israel that’s cool But if you support Hamas, you’re a fool Unless you want radical Islamic rule And stockpiles of rockets at your kids’ school Remember they send their own people out strapped With suicide bombs blowing up in their lap You think they seek peace, that’s a bunch of crap...
  • Friday afternoon prayers end with arrests on Temple Mount

    09/12/2014 11:46:53 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/12/2014
    In a scene that has become emblematic of Friday prayers on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, masked men hurled firebombs and stones at police in the Mughrabi Gate, which leads to the historic site. As worshipers descended from the Temple Mount, a mob threw rocks at police forces, who were monitoring the traditional prayer sessions. Three rioters were arrested for disrupting the peace and taken into custody. Not far away, three east Jerusalem residents, including a minor, were arrested in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan after they threw rocks at Jewish homes in the area. They were taken into custody and held...
  • Iran Demands Israel be Condemned Over Drone

    09/12/2014 11:30:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 3 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/12/2014 | Ben Ariel
    Iran calls on the United Nations’ atomic agency to condemn Israel over the drone Iran downed above the Natanz uranium enrichment site. Snip .... accused Israel of a "flagrant violation" of the Islamic Republic's territorial integrity "in contravention of the principles of international law and provision of the United Nations charter." The Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Air Force claimed that the drone was an Israeli-made "Hermes" drone with a maximum flight range of 1,600 km (994 miles) and a 800-km (500 mile) combat radius. Israeli officials declined to comment on the allegation by its arch foe, which the Jewish state and...
  • Remembering 9/11 – Smoke, Tears, Islamic Jihad

    09/12/2014 9:25:32 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 2 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 12, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Remembering 9/11 – Smoke, Tears, Islamic JihadBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York … On a sun drenched, cool Autumn morning, within a period of two hours, the United States had lost its innocence, isolation and security. Islamic terrorists attacked multiple targets in the US murdering over 3,000 civilians. Four civilian airliners, packed with passengers and fuel became deadly suicide missiles hitting, collapsing New York’s World Trade Center and destroying a part of Washington’s Pentagon. As a journalist reporting from New York, I visited “Ground Zero” twice. A hellish, gray gas, smoke filled area where only twisted metal and body...
  • Ted Cruz Was Right And The People Who Booed Him Were Wrong

    09/12/2014 8:25:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/12/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Some of the things I don’t claim to know about the Ted Cruz-IDC kerfuffle:1 – I don’t know what Cruz was thinking when he told attendees at The IDC Summit for Middle East Christians that “Christians have no greater ally than Israel.” Maybe he was baiting the crowd and looking for reason to walk off the stage. If so, he’s doing an excellent job being a politician.2 – I don’t know whether it was only a “vocal and angry minority of attendees,” as Cruz contends, who participated in this “shameful display of bigotry and hatred.” The IDC says “a...
  • Report: Azerbaijan buying Israeli coast-guard vessels

    09/12/2014 8:19:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep. 1, 2014
    Jane's confirms that Muslim nation purchased 12 boats, based on photographs on website of Azerbaijani president. Azerbaijan is reportedly acquiring 21 new coast-guard vessels from Israel, according to Eurasianet.org. While Azerbaijan made no formal announcement about such a purchase, Jane's, the defense and intelligence publication, confirmed Thursday that the Azerbaijan Coast Guard ordered six Shaldag Mk V patrol boats and six Saar 62 offshore patrol vessels. Jane's based its assertion on images obtained in mid-July showing details of work being done on the vessels at a new shipyard. Images of the vessels are available on the website of the president...
  • The Abortion Bucket Challenge

    09/12/2014 7:09:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Dear Megan (Marzec): I am writing to express my extreme disappointment with your recent actions as Ohio University’s (OU) student senate president. In my constitutionally protected opinion, you have exhibited some serious anti-Semitic tendencies. You have also come across as an unprincipled opportunist. Of course, I am referring to the manner in which you responded to the charge from OU President Roderick McDavis to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of taking it seriously, you decided to douse yourself in fake blood in order to make a grossly ill-timed political statement. According to my friends at Campus Reform,...
  • American Christians Are Booing Ted Cruz, Too

    09/12/2014 7:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/12/2014 | Matt. K. Lewis
    Ted Cruz’s commitment to the state of Israel is sincere and beyond reproach. So too, it seems, is his commitment to grandiosity and self-promotion.With that in mind, having read the Washington Free Beacon’s reporting about Hezbollah supporters being featured at the Middle East Christian conference he would address Wednesday night, the choice to take a public stand for Israel – a move which got him booed off stage! – probably seemed like a slam dunk.How could defending Israel possibly turn out badly? On top of everything else, it would show boldness and courage.That was my initial take, too — and...
  • Of Politicians and Moral Courage

    09/12/2014 6:37:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 12, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    Of Politicians and Moral CouragePosted By Caroline Glick On September 12, 2014 @ 12:54 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. Leaders are not elected. Politicians are elected. Their election in turn provides politicians with the opportunity to become leaders.You don’t become a leader by telling people what they want to hear, although doing so certainly helps to you get elected. A politician becomes a leader by telling people what they don’t want to hear.If they are lucky, politicians will never have to become leaders. They will serve in times of peace and plenty,...
  • Assyrian Christians Support Cruz After Walkout

    09/12/2014 4:22:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 12,2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Assyrian Christians are standing with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he was booed for his support of Israel by some Middle East Christians gathered in Washington, D.C. Wednesday at an event hosted by an organization called "In Defense Of Christians."
  • Court Rules State Attorney Biased Against the Right (Israel’s deputy AG)

    09/12/2014 3:10:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 9/12/2014, 12:27 PM | Ido Ben-Porat
    A court has leveled unprecedented criticism against State Attorney Shai Nitzan, who has previously been accused of a strong left-wing bias, over the “scandalous” bias he showed as Deputy Attorney General. The details of the case emerged in the trial of Uri Baram, who three-and-a-half years ago published videos against Nitzan. On Wednesday the court accepted the defense’s arguments against Nitzan, presented by Attorney Adi Kedar of the Honenu legal rights aid organization in his defense of Baram. The court ruled that Nitzan enforced the law selectively by automatically closing complaints submitted against left-wing activists or Arabs who incited to...
  • Wrong Turn in Jerusalem Leads Family to Arab Ambush

    09/12/2014 3:03:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 9/12/2014, 11:10 AM | Ari Yashar
    A family accidentally drove into the Arab neighborhood of Wadi Joz in Jerusalem on Thursday night, and nearly paid for the wrong turn in Israel’s capital city with their lives. After entering the neighborhood, the family car was beset upon by a hail of potentially lethal rocks and massive bricks that broke the windshield, in what the mother of the family Etti Cohen described to Yedioth Aharonoth as “nearly a lynch mob.” Fortunately the family managed to escape with only minor physical wounds. “I feel like we got out of there by a miracle,” Cohen recalled tearfully. “I woke up...
  • MK Feiglin Warns of a New Intifada in Jerusalem

    09/12/2014 12:52:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 9/12/2014, 8:13 AM | Hezki Ezra, Ari Yashar
    MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) visited eastern Jerusalem and the Temple Mount on Thursday with members of the Internal Affairs Committee, where he told Arutz Sheva that he is convinced the wave of terror in the capital will only increase in coming days. “The loss of control over Jerusalem, and by continuation also over Gaza, started on the Temple Mount,” Feiglin said, while at the French Hill gas station that Arab rioters tried to explode on Sunday. Feiglin’s comments come in the wake of the dismantling of a new access ramp to the Temple Mount in a folding to Jordanian pressure,...
  • IDF credited with saving Irish troops from jihadists on Golan

    09/09/2014 10:04:28 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 7, 2014, 4:45 pm | Stuart Winer
    IDF forces played a crucial role in helping Irish soldiers rescue UN troops from the clutches of Syrian jihadists in a fierce clash on the border with Israel last week. Senior military sources said that Irish soldiers would have been killed or taken captive if it weren’t for action taken by the IDF on August 30 during a mission to evacuate dozens of Filipino soldiers who were surrounded by a larger force of militants, the Irish Independent reported on Sunday.
  • University of Illinois Stands Firm on Not Hiring Professor Over Anti-Israel Tweets

    09/12/2014 12:23:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 11, 2014 5:49 p.m. ET | Douglas Belkin
    The University of Illinois board of trustees on Thursday affirmed its refusal to hire a professor who posted a series of harsh anti-Israel tweets this summer. The professor says the act is part of an effort by “wealthy and well organized groups to attack pro-Palestinian students and faculty.” The case has drawn wide attention on college campuses because it raises the issue of the suppression of academic freedom around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—a hot-button topic at universities across the country. Steven Salaita, a Palestinian-American professor with an expertise in indigenous studies, accepted a tenure-track position last year to start working in...
  • Pro-Israel Ohio U. Student Arrested While Reading Legal Insurrection Blog Post Out Loud During

    09/11/2014 10:43:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    truth revolt ^ | 9/11/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    Meghan Marzec, the President of the Ohio University student Senate turned the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge into an anti-Israel blood bucket challenge. At a Student Senate Meeting Wednesday evening, pro-Israel students protested the anti-Israel action and several of the pro-Israel students were escorted out and arrested by campus police. According to the student newspaper, The Post: Ohio University Police Department Chief Andrew Powers told The Post that four students were arrested at Wednesday night’s Student Senate meeting in Walter Hall. ... Rabbi Danielle LeShaw, who went with the arrested students to OUPD’s station, told The Post they were charged with...
  • Assyrian Christians Support Cruz After Walkout

    09/11/2014 8:12:52 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Assyrian Christians are standing with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he was booed for his support of Israel by some Middle East Christians gathered in Washington, D.C. Wednesday at an event hosted by an organization called "In Defense Of Christians." Yet not all of the Christians present disagreed with Cruz--and some have begun speaking out in favor of Cruz's view that defending Israel and defending Christians in the Middle East go hand-in-hand. Martin Youmaran, a Chicago-based activist in the Assyrian American National Federation (AANF), posted on Facebook Thursday: I am deeply saddened to hear about the disrespectful display that some...
  • Statement of IDC President following disruption at IDC Gala Dinner

    09/11/2014 7:20:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    In Defense of Christians ^ | September 10, 2014 | Toufic Baaklini
    In Defense of Christians President Toufic Baaklini issued the following statement in response to a disruption at the Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner: “As Cardinal Rai so eloquently put it to the attendees of the In Defense of Christians’ inaugural Summit gala dinner: ‘At every wedding, there are a few problems.’ In this case, a few politically motivated opportunists chose to divide a room that for more than 48 hours sought unity in opposing the shared threat of genocide, faced not only by our Christian brothers and sisters, but our Jewish brothers and sisters and people of all other faiths and...
  • Ted Cruz Stands Up to ‘Hatred and Bigotry’ at Conference of Middle Eastern Christians

    09/11/2014 7:21:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 09/11/2014 | Alana Goodman
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that the “hatred and bigotry” he encountered when he was booed off the stage at a Middle Eastern Christian conference for defending Israel on Wednesday night was like nothing he has previously seen in his political career.“I’ve certainly encountered audiences that disagreed with a particular point of view. But this virulent display of hatred and bigotry was remarkable, and considerably different from anything I’ve previously encountered,” Cruz said, just a few hours after his pro-Israel speech to the In Defense of Christians conference was drowned out...
  • Brandeis faculty emails reveal anti-Israel bias

    09/11/2014 4:56:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    Emails within a tight circle of academics at an exclusive university just outside Boston founded by American Jews reveal a long-standing and vehement anti-Israel bias and anger at Fox News and a human rights advocate who renounced her Muslim faith. Thousands of messages on a Brandeis University ListServ obtained by conservative students and reviewed by FoxNews.com were hyperbolic in their condemnation of Israel, regarding the recent fighting in Gaza and prior conflicts with the Palestinians. Accusations that Israel has committed war crimes and "holocaustic ethnic cleansing" against Palestinians appear in the messages from academics at the school. In one message,...
  • Panicked Livni, Lapid Lash Out at Bennett Amid Jewish Home Rise

    09/11/2014 4:55:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/14 | Moshe Cohen
    As polls show strong support for Jewish Home among the electorate – and rapidly slipping support among voters for her Hatnua party – Justice Minister Tzippy Livni said Thursday that as far as she was concerned, the party headed by Nafatali Bennett had no place in the coalition. “Jewish Home is a party based on deep ideological and religious ideas which will never allow Israel to sign a peace treaty with the Palestinians,” Livni said. “They have no place in the government.” ..... A new poll released Monday shows that if elections were held today, Jewish Home would get 19...
  • PA Says Israel, Not Suicide, Behind Inmate's Death

    09/11/2014 4:49:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/9/14
    A Palestinian Authority (PA) official said Thursday the results of an autopsy prove that a Palestinian Arab prisoner Israel said had committed suicide actually died of a blow to the head. "We deny it was suicide," said Issa Qaraqe, head of the Palestinian committee for prisoners in a press conference on the fate of Raed Abdel Salam al-Jaabari, 35. The Israel Prisons Service (IPS) had said Tuesday that Jaabari hanged himself in a bathroom at Eshel prison in southern Israel and died en route to hospital. But Palestinian officials and Jaabari's family rejected that claim and demanded an investigation. Jaabari's...
  • PA Paper: Obama Enjoys Gaza Scenes as Revenge for Slavery

    09/11/2014 4:45:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/14 | Tova Dvorin
    A Palestinian Authority (PA) official newspaper actively publishes racist comments against US President Barack Obama, a watchdog group revealed Thursday - despite the millions of dollars in US aid it receives. Official publication Al-Hayat Al-Jadida printed an editorial from Ibrahim Abd Al-Majid claiming Obama, as a "black president," has committed "crimes [that] have surpassed those of all the white presidents." Palestinian Media Watch translated excerpts, below, into English: Israel has found an opportunity to start [its] ethnic cleansing [in Gaza],because the Arabs are [currently] busy with what is going on in their countries - as in Iraq IS (Islamic State)...
  • Israel: We Mourn With US on 9/11

    09/11/2014 11:13:27 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 11, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Israel PM Netanyahu: We Mourn With US on 9/11, Support Fight Against ISISBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — September 11, 2014 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11th, 2001, with a moment of silence and a speech on the threat of Islamic terrorism. US Ambassador Dan Shapiro was in attendance. Addressing the 14th World Summit of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Daniel Herzliya Hotel), Netanyahu reflected on the barbaric attacks on the US, drawing a moral divide between Israel’s response to the attacks and those of...
  • Report: Joan Rivers got death threats, hired bodyguard after pro-Israel comments

    09/11/2014 11:07:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/11/2014 11:55
    Late comedienne Joan Rivers was forced to hire a bodyguard in the last weeks of her life after she received death threats in response to pro-Israel comments she made during Operation Protective Edge, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Blaine Trump, a personal friend of the Jewish comic, told the paper that a TMZ report which captured her remarks on the Gaza conflict in late July made Rivers fear for her safety. “When she came out and said Israel had every right to bomb Hamas, the death threats started rolling in,” Trump told the Reporter. …
  • Tolerating Hate Is Not an Option

    09/11/2014 10:22:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 11, 2014 | Brigitte Gabriel
    Tolerating Hate Is Not an OptionPosted By Brigitte Gabriel On September 11, 2014 @ 12:07 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 18 Comments Editor’s note: The keynote speech below was delivered by Brigitte Gabriel at the United Nations on September 8, 2014 during a symposium on Global Anti-Semitism: A Threat To International Peace And Security.Ladies and Gentleman,It is an honor and privilege to be here today speaking in defense of Jews worldwide and against the evils of anti-Semitism. As you notice, I am wearing a Star of David. This necklace was given to me during a book signing in Dallas,...
  • Under Pressure, Hamas Would Consider Direct Talks With Israel

    09/11/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 9/11/2014, 2:44 PM | (AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Hamas’s exiled deputy leader said on Thursday the terrorist group could be forced to negotiate directly with Israel, ahead of planned talks in Cairo to consolidate a truce. But an Israeli minister dismissed any possibility of talking directly with the Islamist movement, whose charter calls for the destruction of the Jewish state and glorifies killing Jews as a holy duty. Hamas does not recognize Israel, and is a proscribed terrorist group in Israel as well as many other countries—including the US and EU. As a result, the two sides have never had any direct contact. …
  • Video: Ted Cruz booed for defending Israel at conference of Middle East Christians

    09/11/2014 9:08:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2014 | AllahPundit
    In case you haven’t seen it already at the Daily Caller, turns out Palestinian and Lebanese Christians aren’t as pro-Israel as their American counterparts.How often do you hear about a national pol being booed offstage anywhere and think, “Wow, that’s a big political win for him”? But it is. “Christians have no greater ally than Israel,” he said, at which point members of the crowd began to yell “stop it” and booed him.EWTN News Nightly’s Jason Calvi caught the moment on video.“Those who hate Israel hate America,” he continued, as the boos and calls for him to leave the...
  • Newest Trick In War Against Israel: The Anti-Semitic Attack On Mark Levin

    09/11/2014 5:57:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 11,2014 | Thomas Rose
    They say anti-Semitism is a lot like alcoholism. Every recovering alcoholic knows their disease has no cure—that the seeds for its active return are always there, just below the surface of normalcy, requiring a constant lifelong vigilance to prevent. So, too, with anti-Semitism, sometimes called the world’s oldest hatred. No matter how long it may appear dormant, it never goes away. It is always there.
  • Ted Cruz: Hatred, Bigotry, Opposition to Israel Led to Me Leaving Event [Booed by "Christians"]

    09/11/2014 2:20:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/10/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Reports surfaced Wednesday night that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was "booed off the stage" at an event hosted by a purportedly Christian organization. Cruz, the keynote speaker at the new "In Defense Of Christians" organization's dinner in Washington DC, had offered the crowd--a number of whom were Christians from the Middle East, including Palestinian Christians--public support for Israel. After doing so, some members of the crowd booed at Cruz, and they persisted until he left the stage, noting their hatred and saying he can't stand with them if they don't stand with Israel.