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  • Hezbollah shows off its tunnels, claims it is prepared for war with Israel [Psalms 83]

    05/23/2015 1:40:05 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    YNet News ^ | 5/23/2015 | Roi Kais
    A rare glimpse into Hezbollah's underground tunnels was provided on Friday by Lebanese publication As-Safir, which is associated with the militant organization. The report praised Hezbollah's activities and painted it as a strong army ready for battle. While it is difficult to verify the claims in the article, it contained a rare discussion of the tunnels by Hezbollah members. The reporter wrote that in order to meet Hezbollah fighters near the Israeli border in southern Lebanon, he travelled from the city of Tyre and was required to stop at a house known to locals as a Hezbollah headquarters, where he...
  • In Obama's Middle East there's only one problem - Netanyahu (resumes criticizing election remarks)

    05/23/2015 11:50:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Friday May 22, 2015 | Boaz Bismuth
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei stated this week that Iran "will not allow any inspections of military sites by foreigners." He also vowed to resist "coercion and excessive demands" on the part of a "brazen enemy," meaning the U.S. U.S. President Barack Obama was not overly concerned by those statements. A nuclear agreement with Iran is essentially a done deal as far as Obama is concerned, so Iranian rhetoric no longer carries any weight. So goes the thinking at the White House. In fact, Obama is much more perturbed by what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on election day some...
  • Jason Rezaian faces trial in Iran (Washington Post reporter trial begins Tuesday)

    05/23/2015 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 22 at 9:33 PM
    JASON REZAIAN, a journalist who was born and raised in California, moved to Iran in 2008 with the hope of promoting a better understanding of his father’s homeland. After joining The Post in 2012, he wrote about political and economic issues but also took on such subjects as Iranian baseball. He earned the respect of senior officials: Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, has called him “a friend” and “a good reporter.” Mr. Rezaian nevertheless is scheduled to go on trial Tuesday, along with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and a photographer, in Tehran’s Revolutionary Court. Arrested at home July 22,...
  • ‘Obama is Meddling in Israeli Internal Affairs’

    05/22/2015 10:04:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/2015, 8:43 AM | Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar
    Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud) responded sharply after US President Barack Obama continued his condemnation of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s pre-election comments, in which he said a Palestinian state would not be established on his watch and warned of massive Arab voter turnout. Striking back at Obama’s criticism of Netanyahu’s remarks, Levin said, “We have much appreciation and respect for the president of the United States, but there’s no place for statements which constitute interfering in the internal affairs of Israel.” The minister continued, “The time has come for leaders of the West to open their eyes and take care...
  • Obama Restates Suport of Israel in Synagogue Speech

    05/22/2015 5:47:33 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 40 replies
    Time ^ | May 22, 2015 | Maya Rhoden
    President Obama sought to reassure American Jews that he fully supports the state of Israel while reiterating the need for a two-state solution at a Northwest Washington synagogue on Friday. Obama spoke at the Adas Israel Synagogue on the inaugural “solidarity sabbath,” a holiday meant to consolidate support for Jews amid rising anti-Semitism that falls toward the end of Jewish Heritage Month. On Friday, lawmakers were slated to appear in congregations across the country to mark the day. ......................... “When we allow anti-Semitism to take root, our souls are destroyed,” Obama said. “It will spread.” The statements follow a wide-ranging...
  • ISIS in Nuke Boast: We Can Get Atomic Bomb 'Within a Year' From Corrupt Officials

    05/22/2015 3:46:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, May 22, 2015 | Tom Batchelor
    ISLAMIC State (ISIS) are poised to buy its first nuclear bomb "within a year", the terror group claimed tonight.The jihadists are looking to get hold of an atomic weapon or thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate explosive. The merciless organisation says it hopes to purchase a nuclear device “through weapons dealers with links to corrupt officials” in Pakistan. But it admits that obtaining the deadly weapon may be a challenge and says it would settle for a “few thousand tons of ammonium nitrate explosive”. The chilling boast was made in the latest edition of its propaganda ‘magazine’ circulated to publicise...
  • State Department Releases 1stBatch of Clinton Emails (Available Online)

    05/22/2015 11:56:58 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Staff
    The State Department has released 296 emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, in the first batch of emails to be made public. The emails, just a fraction of what the department has in its custody, show internal communications before and after the Benghazi terror attack in 2012. One email to Clinton, regarding one of then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's TV appearances the Sunday after the attack, appeared to praise her for reflecting their "view" that the attack started "spontaneously." Despite this email,other guidance has emerged showing Clinton and others were warned shortly after the attack that it may...
  • No Stopping Russian Arms

    07/27/2004 4:07:57 PM PDT · by Flavius · 16 replies · 547+ views
    moscow times ^ | 7/27/04 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    Russia came in for harsh criticism last week when state-owned jet producer MiG delivered 12 MiG-29 planes to Sudan. Amnesty International suggested that the jets could be used against civilians in Sudan's western region of Darfur, where attacks against indigenous black tribes by the government-backed Arab janjaweed militia over the last 15 months have left at least 30,000 people dead, forced villagers into refugee camps and left some 2 million people without sufficient food and medicine. U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton blasted MiG for selling modern weapons to a government the United States considers a sponsor of international terrorism....
  • This Map Of US And Russian Arms Sales Says It All

    08/13/2014 11:26:32 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/14/14 | Skye Gould
    They say the Cold War is over, but Russia and the U.S. remain the leading supplier of weapons to countries around the world and are the two biggest military powers. Lately, tensions have been pretty high, too. The U.S. supplies much of NATO and Middle Eastern allies like Turkey, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Russia supplies many BRIC nations, as well as Iran, much of Southeast Asia, and North Africa.
  • New York Times Op-ed: Calm Down. ISIS Isn’t Winning.

    05/22/2015 1:29:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/22/2015 | Ahmed Ali
    WASHINGTON — THE fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday, and of the Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, is a big gain for the Islamic State, but not an utter disaster, as many observers fear. Rather than inducing panic in Western capitals, it should lead to a realistic assessment of the Islamic State’s strengths and weaknesses. One setback in a long war must not trigger hasty strategic shifts that lead to foreign countries’ becoming mired in Iraq once more. Palmyra has economic and cultural significance, as it sits among gas fields and is home to renowned ruins....
  • California drought: What would Israel do?

    05/22/2015 1:08:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 30 replies
    Jweekly ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Dan Pine
    From a distance, the reservoir appears topped by a flotilla of rubber duckies. On closer inspection, the water’s surface is packed with thousands of free-floating, 13-inch plastic balls, clustered to form an undulating cover. Developed by the Israeli startup Neotop (formerly known as Top-It-Up), the mass of balls serves as a floating cooling tower, reducing surface temperatures, algae and evaporation up to 95 percent. It’s one of many potential water-saving solutions to come out of Israel’s high-tech dream factory. This could make a difference in California. With the state’s reservoirs at historic lows — the two biggest, Shasta Lake and...
  • The state of Palestine? Still mired in Jew hatred

    05/22/2015 11:43:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-22-2015 | GIL TROY
    Palestinian rhetoric and behavior reflect their honest intentions: their official organs and most of their leaders seek Israel’s destruction. State of Palestine A Palestinian supporter wears Palestinian and Union Jack flags outside the Parliament in London during October's vote on recognizing a state of Palestine. (photo credit:REUTERS) dShare on Facebook hShare on Twitter With the Palestinians taking Israel to the International Criminal Court and trying to kick Israel out of the international soccer league, FIFA, while still boycotting normal, constructive, personal, economic or cultural ties with Israel, their war against the Jews continues. Even if Pope Francis – whom I...
  • Joe Lieberman Says Next President Will Be 'Closer' to Israel

    05/22/2015 11:14:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ben Sales
    ormer U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, in an interview with JTA, surmised that the next U.S. administration would be friendlier with Israel than the current one. The onetime vice presidential candidate also expressed concern over America’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, saying they are “going in a bad direction,” and urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to embrace the long-shelved Arab Peace Initiative. Lieberman predicted that if the 2016 presidential election were held today, a higher percentage of Jewish-Americans would vote Republican than in past races. But he noted that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the party’s front-runner for the Democratic...
  • Obama is nostalgic for “white” Israel

    05/22/2015 11:02:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Bernstein
    Oh, the irony. Here’s an excerpt from the president’s interview with Jeffrey Goldberg: Obama: And I care deeply about preserving that Jewish democracy, because when I think about how I came to know Israel, it was based on images of, you know— Goldberg: We talked about this once. Kibbutzim, and— Obama: Kibbutzim, and Moshe Dayan, and Golda Meir, and the sense that not only are we creating a safe Jewish homeland, but also we are remaking the world. We’re repairing it. We are going to do it the right way. We are going to make sure that the lessons we’ve...
  • From the Archive: The idealistic outlaw who built the Israel Air Force

    05/22/2015 10:46:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    JTA ^ | May 17, 2015 | Julie Wiener
    Al Schwimmer with Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Courtesy of Boaz Dvir) The role of overseas volunteers in building the Israel Air Forces has inspired three new films. One volunteer who played a pivotal role and gets considerable attention in the new documentary, “On a Wing and a Prayer,” was Al Schwimmer, a World War II veteran whose efforts to secure aircraft and weapons for Israel during its War of Independence ultimately cost him his U.S. citizenship. (In 2001, a decade before his death, Schwimmer, whose rarely used given name was Adolph, was pardoned and his citizenship restored.) In April...
  • Mahmoud Abbas: Palestinians Better Off Dead Than Living Outside of Israel

    05/22/2015 10:45:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | May 18, 2015 | Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe
    Faced with the suffering of their own people, the Palestinians recently decided not to help. Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas rejected a deal with Israel brokered by the United Nations that would allow Palestinian refugees living in Syria to resettle in the West Bank and Gaza. Abbas stated unequivocally that “we rejected that and said it’s better they die in Syria than give up their right of return.” The Palestine Liberation Organization has also ruled out any military action to help the 18,000 or more refugees who are trapped in the Yarmouk camp near Damascus. Abbas’s cold-blooded response reveals...
  • War is a Four-Letter Word Spelled I-R-A-N

    05/22/2015 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    House Foreign Relations Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) recently briefed members of the Israel Allies Caucus on Capitol Hill. He spoke to supporters about Iran. Leading off with a question from decades ago: "What distinguishes the United States' nuclear missile arsenal from that of the Soviet Union?" That question was asked of President John F. Kennedy. And that young President answered succinctly: Attitude. Exactly right. The attitude of the United States is not one of dominance and aggression, whereas that of the USSR was undeniably so. President Kennedy had only to point to the Berlin Wall--a ugly spike driven through the heart of...
  • Obama: Iran nuclear deal ‘will have my name on it’

    05/22/2015 9:03:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2015 11:58 AM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama said Friday he “forcefully” objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally. Speaking at one of Washington’s most prominent synagogues, Obama said the U.S. and Israel should not be expected to paper over differences on Israel's settlement building or the frozen peace process with the Palestinians. “That’s not a true measure of friendship,” Obama said during remarks to a crowd of about 1,200 gathered at Congregation Adas Israel. […] Obama defended the framework deal that negotiators are seeking to finalize by the...
  • Buried Truths About Nazi Mass Murder and the Allied Victory

    05/21/2015 10:47:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | Roger Cohen
    A very important movie about the Holocaust made its way to New York City for the first time this week at the end of a tortuous journey that began 70 years ago when Allied forces and newsreel cameramen stumbled into Nazi concentration camps. Called “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey,” it is as unadorned as its title, a document shot in the moment to capture forever evidence of the unimaginable. Made under the auspices of the British Ministry of Information, produced by Sidney Bernstein, the founder of Granada Television, assembled with advice from Alfred Hitchcock, the movie was meant to ram...
  • Obama: Netanyahu's Comments Have 'Consequences'

    05/21/2015 7:26:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/15 | Elad Benari
    President Barack Obama is continuing his criticism of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s comments on a Palestinian state and Arab-Israelis before the last elections. In an interview with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Obama said that the security relationship between the United States and Israel will remain strong, but reiterated that there will be “consequences” from Netanyahu’s remarks. “In every public pronouncement I’ve made, I said that the bedrock security relationships between our two countries—these are sacrosanct. Military cooperation, intelligence cooperation—none of that has been affected. I have maintained, and I think I can show that no U.S. president has...
  • PMW: PA Adopts ‘One State Solution’ as Official Policy (i.e. Palestinian Authority)

    05/21/2015 3:40:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/2015, 1:55 PM | Shimon Cohen
    While Israeli politicians continue to debate the merits of the “two-state solution,” their Palestinian interlocutors have long moved beyond that model for the solution of the Middle East conflict. For Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the idea of a “greater Palestine”—that would stretch from “the river to the sea”—is now an official policy. If this policy had until now been elucidated verbally in Arabic, by “minor” government officials—allowing the PA to say that they had been speaking out of turn or voicing personal opinions—it has now taken on a much more official persona. In a series of videos and images...
  • Private Emails Reveal SoS Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 81 replies
    propublica.com ^ | 3/27/15 | JEFF GERTH w/ Sam Biddle of, Gawker
    Updated March 27 to include responses from the FBI and the State Department. Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack. Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...
  • ISIS: A Bolshevik Precedent?

    05/20/2015 6:49:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | May 20, 2015 | Andrew Stuttaford
    For all the horror of the reports coming out of the ‘Islamic State’, there seems to have been a fairly widespread assumption that ISIS is, if not beaten at least contained, and that in due course it will burn out/be burnt out. Historical parallels are dangerous to draw and they often lead to some wildly incorrect conclusions, but ISIS’s position in Syria and Iraq reminds me more than a little of the situation in which the nascent soviet state found itself during the early years of the Russian Civil War. The Bolsheviks were encircled by hostile forces, who, on paper,...
  • ISIS controls 50 percent of Syria after takeover of Palmyra, activists say

    05/21/2015 6:54:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/21/15
    The Islamic State terror group now controls over half of Syrian territory after seizing the village and archaeological site of Palmyra Thursday, activists monitoring Syria's civil war said. Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the Associated Press the extremists overran the archaeological site, just to the southwest of the modern settlement on Palmyra, shortly after midnight local time. In Damascus, state TV acknowledged that pro-government forces had withdrawn from the town. A Facebook page close to ISIS published a statement Thursday, purportedly from the group, saying "the soldiers of the Islamic State" completed their control...
  • Common Core teaches kids to 'divide Jerusalem' [Joel 3]

    05/21/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/20/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    A Boston University professor has defended to WND his creation of a Common Core-compliant lesson plan that uses role-playing workshops to teach students to sympathize with Hamas, create a Palestinian state and divide the city of Jerusalem. Professor Carl Hobert’s “Whose Jerusalem?” project has been lauded by those at the pinnacle of the education establishment as an important work that will, in the words of Boston University School of Education Dean Hardin Coleman, “help students acquire the skills they need” in conflict resolution “to be successful in the 21st century.” But the role-playing exercises have also come under fire recently...
  • ISIS Take 'Prettiest Virgins' As Sex Slaves & Burns One Alive For Refusing Extreme Perverted Acts

    05/21/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | Sam Webb | 11:47, 20 MAY 2015
    The terror group strips girls naked, conduct virginity tests, and send them to slave auctions after they have attacked their villages, often killing their husbands, fathers and brothers ISIS terrorists are picking out the “prettiest virgins” from the women they capture and sending them to their Syrian stronghold to be sex slaves, according to a UN expert. And there are horrific reports about the fate of the brave women who resist the murderous terrorists - including one victim who was burned alive for refusing to perform “extreme sexual acts”. Fierce haggling usually breaks out at slave auctions, where the girls...
  • Obama rejects 'rubber stamp' of Israel policies

    05/21/2015 12:44:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-21-15 | MICHAEL WILNER
    President says in Atlantic interview he cares so deeply about Israel that he's motivated to criticize continued settlement activity, comments from Netanyahu. WASHINGTON -- "Political forces" in Washington seek to provide the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a rubber stamp for its policies, US President Barack Obama said this week in an interview with the Atlantic magazine. The interview, with the outlet's Jeffrey Goldberg, was published one day before the president is scheduled to address Congregation Adas Israel in Washington, where he is expected to outline his administration's plans to combat a rising tide of anti-Semitism across Europe....
  • US Pressing Israel to Lose Its Nukes

    05/21/2015 12:42:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 72 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/21/2015 | Nitsan Keidar
    Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman visited Israel, spoke to diplomats about making Middle East nuke-free. Assistant US Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, recently visited Israel and held talks with senior Foreign Ministry officials, about the possibility of making the Middle East nuclear-free. Washington seeks to advance the idea after reaching agreement with Russia about the matter. The State Department confirmed Countryman's visit and sources in the US Administration said that Israeli agreement to the idea would be a catalyst for bringing additional countries into discussions on the matter. The Americans have been attempting to...
  • Did Canada Just Give Leftist Hate-Speech Bullies A Taste Of Their Own Medicine?

    05/21/2015 9:41:00 AM PDT · by Lester Jackson · 5 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 19, 2015 | Lester Jackson, Ph.D.
    You just have to love this. ...the Canadian Government intends to use hate crime laws against advocates of boycotting Israel.... so-called hate crime laws long have been a weapon of the left to silence free speech. And now an Al Jazeera article deliciously discovers the virtues of freedom of speech – at least for the very people who would destroy Israel, many of whom sympathize with murdering others because of “offensive” cartoons.
  • Minister Danny Danon: Boycott the Boycotters

    05/20/2015 1:40:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/15 | Hezki Ezra
    Moves to ban the Israel Football Association (IFA) from international soccer club FIFA will not help coexistence, Science and Technology Minister MK Danny Danon (Likud) told Arutz Sheva Wednesday night. "Boycotting Israel will not help them," Danon said. "We're here and we're staying here." "I call on all international institutions: Boycott the boycotters," he added. "Whoever calls for a boycott of Israel should also be boycotted." "[Head of the 'Palestine Football Association'] Jibril Rajoub think it promotes the Palestinian cause - I inform him that he achieves the exact opposite." Danon's remarks follow less than 24 hours after a law...
  • Liberal Billionaire Steyer, Univision Network Also In Bed With The Clinton Foundation

    05/20/2015 11:15:42 AM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 19, 2015 | 8:26 PM EDT | By Alatheia Larsen
    The Clinton Foundation scandal continues to spread ever since the news broke that it did not disclose millions of dollars of donations from foreign governments and businessmen. It’s already infected ABC, as anchor George Stephanopoulos was forced to apologize for personal undisclosed donations to the foundation. He has yet to acknowledge or apologize for some of the other connections that have surfaced. But the connections don’t stop there, they extend to other prominent lefties and to a Spanish-language media outlet. Through its Too Small to Fail initiative, The Clinton Foundation is tied to Tom Steyer and the American Spanish language...
  • Iran's leader rejects foreign access to military sites, scientists

    05/20/2015 11:38:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    Iran's supreme leader vowed Wednesday he will not allow international inspection of Iran's military sites or access to Iranian scientists under any nuclear agreement with world powers. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders Wednesday that Iran will resist "coercion and excessive demands" from America and other world powers. Negotiators from Iran and a six nation group — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany — have launched a new round of talks in Vienna focused on reaching a final deal that curbs Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting economic sanctions. The two sides reached a framework agreement in...
  • UN to Explore New Israel-PA Peace Effort

    05/20/2015 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/15 | Elad Benari
    The United Nations will explore options with Israel's new government for a return to negotiations on creating a Palestinian state within a reasonable timeframe, the body’s new envoy said Tuesday, according to AFP. Nickolay Mladenov, the UN special Middle East coordinator, told the Security Council that "the coming period will be critical to the future of the peace process." Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have been comatose since a major American push for a final deal ended in failure in April 2014. UN efforts to revive the peace process were effectively on hold in recent months...
  • We Now Know the Truth of Benghazi, But Hillary Clinton Stonewalled So Long, Do People Still Care?

    05/19/2015 1:08:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There's been a bunch of document dumps lately. We now know, thanks to Judicial Watch and Freedom of Information Act request, we also know the value of stonewalling. We now know everything that there practically is to know about Benghazi. We know enough to know that this country was lied to from beginning to end by Obama and Hillary. But now so much time has gone by that people have lost their emotional reservoir for that. "I mean, Benghazi? Who cares. Come on, Mr. Limbaugh, let's move on." But the fact is they knew about the Benghazi attack 10...
  • US, Israel exploring arms package to 'compensate' for Iran deal (more F-35s?)

    05/19/2015 11:31:24 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    i24 News ^ | May 20th 2015
    Israel has put out feelers to the US about increased military aid in the form of fighter aircraft and missile defense systems to offset the expected deal with Iran on its nuclear program, according to reports in Israeli media. The reports range from speculation to concrete news of “preliminary” and “unofficial” talks. Ronen Bergman of the mass circulation Yediot Ahronot, a journalist specializing in defense and intelligence issues, cited an unnamed senior American source as saying that "the White House is willing to pay a hefty price to get some quiet from the Israelis at this point. We are surprised...
  • American Jews: The Last Leftist Jews in the World

    05/19/2015 11:19:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | May 20th, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Clip on a nametag, pick up a paper cup of lukewarm water and you can sit down in the audience at a thousand liberal Jewish establishment panels where the likes of Peter Beinart or Jeffrey Goldberg will sanctimoniously lecture their bored audience on the growing gap between American Jews and Israel. Yawn through the usual references to “settlements”, “democratic character” and “one state solution.” Wake up just in time for the sales pitch for J Street and tough love BDS for the Jewish State. And then go out and get some fresh air. The gap isn’t between Israeli and American...
  • Common Core-Approved Workshop Teaches Sympathy for Hamas

    05/19/2015 11:00:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/19/15 | Sara Dogan
    A Common Core-approved workshop on the Middle East conflict titled “Whose Jerusalem?” has sparked controversy among critics who charge that the program portrays Israel and America in a negative light while cultivating sympathy for terrorist group Hamas. The “Whose Jerusalem?” curriculum was created by Boston University professor Carl Hobert, who describes the goal of his program as “educational civil disobedience, where students are learning about the Middle East and they’re putting pressure on our government to create a Palestinian state.” It has already been used in numerous high schools and has now been approved as part of the Common...
  • Obama Achieves the Impossible: He’s United Israel and Saudi Arabia

    05/19/2015 9:46:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | May 19, 2015 | Kalman Sporn
    From Left to Right: Mati Weiderpass, Ted Cruz, Kalman Sporn and Heidi Cruz at a literal fireside chat in Mr. Weiderpass’ apartment.The organizer of the controversial 'Ted Cruz fireside chat' on strange alliances and misguided boycotts.A nuclear-armed Tehran presents an urgent threat to freedom. Opposing the Iran deal are two unlikely allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel. And it’s just the latest sign of a thaw in a relationship that proves the wisdom of the old Sanskrit proverb, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Saudi Arabia officially dropped the Arab boycott against Israel in 2005 as a condition of...
  • NGO Monitor Unveils EU’s Biased Role in the Peace Process (Israel)

    05/19/2015 9:38:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 5/20/2015, 12:15 AM | Elad Benari
    The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, will arrive for a visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday, and in advance of that visit, the NGO Monitor group has published an analysis of a key EU policy paper, showing the EU’s flawed assessment and understanding of Israeli society. The EU’s External Action Service 2014 Israel ENP Progress report, published in March and addressing the EU-Israel relationship as part of the “European Neighborhood Policy,” uncritically relies on the claims of political NGOs and all but ignores violence against Israelis, the organization noted. “It is astonishing to...
  • Dangerous liaison: Israel and fundamentalist Christians (Vomit Warning)

    05/19/2015 3:41:48 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Tuesday 19 May 2015 22:23 BST | Morgan Strong
    Four US presidential candidates identify as fundamentalist Christians and reject of the creation of a Palestinian state On 14 May, Pope Francis officially recognised Palestinian statehood in a new treaty. The Palestinians refer to this day, 14 May, as Nakba Day or the Day of the Catastrophe when nearly a million Palestinians were forced from their homes and villages into exile. Nakba Day, in the Gregorian calendar, is the day following Israel’s declaration of independence and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Pope Francis’ motive in the recognition of Palestine serves at least two purposes. Clearly and...
  • Ethiopian Jews hold protest in Tel Aviv against racism

    05/19/2015 12:42:21 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | By Staff Writers, Al Jazeera
    About 1,000 Israeli Ethiopian Jews have held a rally in Tel Aviv to protest against institutional racism in Israeli society. Monday night's march passed without incident under the watch of dozens of security officers, a police spokesman said. Demonstrators chanted slogans demanding "social justice" and "the arrest of racist police". Ethiopian Jews in Israel have staged several rallies against alleged police brutality and racism in recent weeks, and some gatherings have turned violent as they clashed with security forces. Earlier this month, a video of two police officers beating a black Israeli soldier sparked a massive protest by Ethiopian Jews,...
  • News Agencies Clarify: Pope Only Said Abbas 'A Bit' of an Angel

    05/19/2015 11:48:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 5/19/15 | Ari Soffer
    Leading news services AP and Reuters have issued corrections to reports last Saturday claiming that Pope Francis called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas an "angel of peace." That translation of the Pope's comments was republished by numerous international news outlets, including Arutz Sheva. But after initial doubts as to the accuracy of the translation ensued, several Italian-language experts confirmed to Arutz Sheva that Francis actually told Abbas that he "may" or "could" be an "angel of peace," in an attempt to persuade him to return to peace talks with Israel. Now the mis-translation has finally been acknowledged, at least partially,...
  • Obama Achieves the Impossible: He’s United Israel and Saudi Arabia

    05/19/2015 9:48:39 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 30 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 05/19/15 | By Kalman Sporn
    From Left to Right: Mati Weiderpass, Ted Cruz, Kalman Sporn and Heidi Cruz at a literal fireside chat in Mr. Weiderpass’ apartment. A nuclear-armed Tehran presents an urgent threat to freedom. Opposing the Iran deal are two unlikely allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel. And it’s just the latest sign of a thaw in a relationship that proves the wisdom of the old Sanskrit proverb, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Saudi Arabia officially dropped the Arab boycott against Israel in 2005 as a condition of joining the World Trade Organization. Last July, Prince Turki Al Faisal, Saudi Ambassador...
  • Arabs less sympathetic to Pallies Nabka because theirs own Nabka is worse

    05/19/2015 6:50:16 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman
    Jpost Online ^ | 5/18/2015 | Solomon
    Perhaps a number of Palestinians in the territories or within Israel still are motivated to mark the day, but it appears that the Arab world is failing to be aroused as in the past, because more pressing and worse “nakbas” are going on all around. Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza as well as Israeli Arabs staged protests on Friday to commemorate Nakba Day, which also marks when some 650,000 Arabs fled or were forced to leave their homes as a result of the war Arab nations launched to destroy the Jewish state. Arabs throughout the Middle East, apart...
  • French Mayor Pushes for New Law to Ban Islam: “We must ban the Muslim faith in France.”

    05/18/2015 12:09:48 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 5/16/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    A French mayor, Robert Chardon, is calling for governmental legislation that will ban Islam. He said in a recent statement: We must ban the Muslim faith in France. He also stated, “It’s the only solution for most of France’s problems,” and, “We also need a Marshall Plan to send Muslims to countries where the religion is practiced.” This man is the mayor of Venelles, a French town with a population of about 8,000 people, and he is more righteous than any of the politicians in Paris. It is amazing how small town people have a better understanding of how to...
  • America and Iran to join forces in counter-attack on Ramadi

    05/18/2015 9:47:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 May 2015 | Richard Spencer
    America and Iran on Monday took another step towards direct military co-operation in Iraq as pro-government forces prepared a counter-attack to retake the key western city of Ramadi. Iran’s defence minister, Hossein Dehghan, flew into Baghdad for talks with the government after the Iraqi army fled from a concerted attack by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Ramadi, the capital of the majority-Sunni Anbar province.
  • ISIS now controls a supply route from Syria's largest city to Iraq's capital

    05/18/2015 9:14:16 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/18 | Jeremy Bender
    Despite what the Pentagon may say, the "degrade and defeat" strategy against the Islamic State terror group isn't going well. Instead, the militants gained control of the provincial capital of Ramadi after months of contesting it with Iraqi Security Forces and Sunni tribes. And that means the Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh) now has a superhighway or sorts across Syria and Iraq. Ramadi is the capital of Anbar, Iraq's largest region. The province is predominantly Sunni and abuts onto Baghdad, which is only a little more than fifty miles away. Now that Ramadi has fallen, ISIS will have...
  • Report: Saudis May Purchase Pakistani Atomic Bomb

    05/18/2015 11:54:46 AM PDT · by drewh · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | May 17, 2015, 5:24 pm | BY JUDAH ARI GROSS
    Saudi Arabia has reached out to its ally Pakistan to acquire “off-the-shelf” atomic weapons as a nuclear arms race begins to shape up with Shiite rival Iran, US sources said. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories “For the Saudis the moment has come,” a former US defense official told the UK’s Sunday Times. “There has been a longstanding agreement in place with the Pakistanis and the House of Saud has now made the strategic decision to move forward.” The anonymous former official said the US did not believe that “any actual...
  • Obama the Magnificent (Muslim)

    05/18/2015 4:25:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | James Lewis
    You have to give President Obama credit: he is a transformational figure, and the American media are loath to give him the credit he deserves. Of course, the transformation he has had in mind and has partially accomplished had to be covert, for the American voters would never have chosen this course knowingly. For the scope of the change he has wrought, as well as the cleverness of his strategy, sooner or later the Islamic world is bound to proclaim him, “Obama the Magnificent.” The domestic aspect of the makeover is the lesser achievement. When the Mohammed cartoon contest in...
  • Muslim Nations Do Not Want Muslim Refugees

    05/18/2015 9:34:56 AM PDT · by pinochet · 26 replies
    The relatively stable Muslim nations of Indonesia and Malaysia do not want Muslim refugees in their countries. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/18/indonesia-sends-three-warships-and-a-plane-to-turn-away-migrant-boats Thailand and Singapore do not want Muslim refugees either. Finally, there is one thing that Muslim nations, Buddhist nations, and the one Jewish nation can agree on. None of them want Muslim refugees in their countries.