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  • Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

    10/30/2014 9:28:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    front page ^ | 10/30/14 | AP
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem. The European Union member became the third Western European nation, after Malta and Cyprus, to do so, reflecting growing international impatience with Israel's nearly half-century control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said Sweden, fulfilling a promise it had made when the Social Democratic-led government took office earlier this month, made the move because Palestine...
  • Why Obama Hates Netanyahu

    10/30/2014 7:05:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 10-30-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama’s foreign policy was supposed to reboot America’s relationship with the rest of the world. Old allies would become people we occasionally talked to. Old enemies would become new allies. Goodbye Queen, hello Vladimir. Trade the Anglosphere for Latin America’s Marxist dictatorships. Replace allied governments in the Middle East with Islamists and call it a day for the Caliphate. Very little of that went according to plan. Obama is still stuck with Europe. The Middle East and Latin American leftists still hate America. The Arab Spring imploded. Japan, South Korea and India have conservative governments. And then there’s Israel. The...
  • SodaStream to move factory out of West Bank Israeli settlement

    10/30/2014 6:13:19 AM PDT · by Catphish · 8 replies
    The Gaurdian ^ | 10/29/2014 | Unkown
    Palestinian activists have hailed a decision by SodaStream International, an Israeli-owned soft drink company, to close its controversial factory in a settlement in the occupied West Bank, calling the decision a victory for the campaign for boycott, disinvestment and sanctions.
  • Police And Shin Bet Kill suspect In Shooting Of Right-Wing Activist Yehuda Glick

    10/29/2014 11:38:46 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/30/2014 | Daniel Eisenbud
    The suspect in the Yehuda Glick shooting has been killed by police and the Shin Bet, police confirmed on Thursday morning. The shootout took place in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Tor. Forces arrived at the house of the suspect on Thursday morning after conducting an investigation. During police attempts to arrest the suspect, he refused arrest and a shootout took place. He was killed by police fire. The weapon in his home was taken by police for investigation on whether or not it is linked to the murder of Glick.
  • White House tries to ease flare-up over Netanyahu insults

    10/29/2014 10:57:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/14
    The White House on Wednesday sought to tamp down the controversy over a magazine piece that detailed deep tensions between the U.S. and Israel – and quoted an unnamed senior Obama administration official calling the Israeli leader a “chickenshit.” Administration officials, including White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, did not deny the quote. They also did not signal there would be any robust effort to find out who said it. But Alistair Baskey, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the criticism does not reflect how the rest of the administration views Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Certainly that's not the...
  • Entire High School Class Under Investigation for Neo-Nazism (Landsberg, Saxony, Germany)

    10/29/2014 9:06:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 10/29/2014, 4:04 PM | Tova Dvorin
    An entire German high school class is being investigated by authorities, the Daily Mail reports Wednesday, after the 29 ninth-graders were found to have been communicating to each other in Nazi slogans on a regular basis. Students in class 9A at the Landsberg Gymnasiums near Leipzig had formed a specialized WhatsApp group for the anti-Semitic comments, and regularly made anti-Jewish slurs and posted photos of themselves making the “Heil Hitler” salute, local media reported. German newspaper Bild even published several photos of the students—with their faces blurred—who had also donned “Hitler mustaches” and called the cultivator of the Holocaust a...
  • Obama Administration Finally Identifies The Middle East’s Biggest Problem: Israel

    10/29/2014 6:09:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10-29-14 | David Harsanyi
    The Atlantic’s Jeffery Goldberg has written a piece detailing the deteriorating relationship between Israel and the Obama administration. The chief purpose of Goldberg’s piece is to humiliate Benjamin Netanyahu. None of this is especially shocking, considering the antagonism the administration has shown towards the Jewish State from the start. It’s the sort of antipathy Goldberg identified as Jewish paranoia back in 2008. Goldberg begins his piece with the following: The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. ‘The thing...
  • The Obama-Netanyahu Feud

    10/29/2014 6:07:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    New York Sun ^ | October 29, 2014
    “Chickensh--t” is the word an aide at the State Department is using to describe Prime Minister Netanyahu, according to Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic. Another Obama administration official calls the Israeli premier a “coward.” The officials lacked the courage to speak on the record, but if Mr. Goldberg reported they said it, you can take it to the bank. Another adjective the Atlantic legman says he’s heard used about Mr. Netanyahu is “aspergery,” meaning having difficulties with social intercourse. This about a leader who, in Mr. Netanyahu, has kept together a long-term coalition government in the planet’s liveliest parliamentary democracy....
  • Dear Jews: Stop the Obama Paranoia

    10/29/2014 5:01:09 PM PDT · by SJackson · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 8 2008 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    I can't tell you how many e-mails I've received in the past two weeks that attempt to revive all of the absurd fears about Barack Obama, mainly of the sort that suggest he's a Manchurian Candidate who has been groomed his entire life by some Middle Eastern version of KAOS to seize the White House and immediately annihilate Israel. It's craziness of this sort: ...snip... So, all you rumor-mongering, fever-headed Jewish conspiracists: Support McCain, if you want, and there are credible reasons for doing so, but stop smearing Obama in the face of overwhelming evidence that the man is a...
  • Yehuda Glick in Serious but Stable Condition

    10/29/2014 4:43:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/14 | Ben Ariel
    Doctors at the Sha'arei Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem are fighting to save the life of leading Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, the director of the hospital, Professor Yonatan Halevi, said on Wednesday night. In a brief statement outside the hospital, Halevi told reporters that Glick, who was shot outside the Begin Heritage center in the capital, was in the operating room and that a senior doctor was conducting the operation. He added that Glick is suffering from serious wounds in the chest and in the stomach and that his life is still in danger, but noted that Glick’s condition...
  • US Deeply Concerned about Israel's Future

    10/29/2014 2:48:09 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/29/2014 | MICHAEL WILNER
    Washington - Officials in the Obama administration are attempting to quell commotion over whether relations with the government of Israel are now in crisis. The US says they are not. But for the first time, in a determined, consistent fashion, administration officials are also allowing longstanding concerns over public rebukes, military tactics and policies on the ground— namely, settlement activity— to seep into the public...
  • Top Jewish leader calls on Obama to ‘name, apologize for and repudiate’ official

    10/29/2014 2:36:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 29, 2014
    <p>Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has called on President Obama to "name, apologize for, and repudiate" the anonymous official quoted in an Atlantic Magazine article describing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit," The Algemeiner reports.</p>
  • Cotton Calls on Obama to Renounce 'Vulgar' Bibi Attack

    10/29/2014 1:37:33 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1:15 PM, Oct 29, 2014 | Daniel Harper
    Tom Cotton, the Republican candidate for Senate from Arkansas, is calling on President Obama to renounce the "vulgar" attack on Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu which was expressed by an anonymous administration official in a recent Atlantic article. "I’m appalled at recent media reports suggesting the Obama administration is seeking ‘détente’ with Iran, while unnamed administration officials disparage Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with vulgar ad hominem attacks. I call upon President Obama to renounce these reports and disclose the names of these officials and fire them. Iran remains our worst enemy and Israel our closest ally. The Obama administration’s...
  • White House tries to ease flare-up over Netanyahu insults (Obama official calls PM “chicken****”)

    10/29/2014 12:09:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-29-2014 | FoxNews.com
    The White House on Wednesday sought to tamp down the controversy over a magazine piece that detailed deep tensions between the U.S. and Israel – and quoted an unnamed senior Obama administration official calling the Israeli leader a “chicken****.” Administration officials, including White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, did not deny the quote. They also did not signal there would be any robust effort to find out who said it. But Alistair Baskey, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the criticism does not reflect how the rest of the administration views Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Certainly that's not the...
  • Ed Henry to Earnest: You've Gone After Reporters, But You Won't Find "Chicken(bleep)" Source?

    10/29/2014 11:18:32 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 8 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 29, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    ED HENRY, FOX NEWS: On that question, Ron raised a good point about the leaks in a grand jury. The administration has spoken out on them. The administration also has a long track record over the many months about complaining about leaks involving national security. We've seen threats to reporters like James Risen, who could potentially be thrown into jail over leaks to him. James Rosen's phone records gone through because of leaks to him. My question going back to the Israel story is, why then are you kind of sloughing off this idea that you kind don't care who...
  • Team Obama's Pointless Attack on Israel

    10/29/2014 10:55:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    National Interest ^ | October 28, 2014 | John Allen Gay
    What does the Obama administration hope to accomplish by trashing Israel in the press? This is the most important question after an apparently coordinated wave of anonymous quotes welled up in Tuesday’s press. Relations with Israel have steadily worsened over the course of Obama’s presidency, and little of what was said was out of step with some views being expressed in broader policy circles. But why say it, and why now? The wave began Monday night, with Foreign Policy’s Gopal Ratnam saying that the White House was “undermining” Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon during his recent visit to the United...
  • Obama shifting America away from Israel and toward Iran

    10/29/2014 10:30:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2014 | Noah Rothman
    This White House’s relationship with Israel, and particularly Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has always been strained, but it is fair to assume today that American relations with the West’s closest ally in the Middle East are downright hostile. The White House is making it clear for all interested observers that they do not believe close relations with the Israeli government are a priority. AllahPundit’s dissection of an interview an administration official gave The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, in which Netanyahu was ungraciously described as “recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and ‘Aspergery,’” is a must-read. AllahPundit observed that the unnamed...
  • IDF Northern Commander: ‘Hezbollah Likely Has Terror Tunnels’

    10/29/2014 9:51:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 10/29/2014, 2:08 PM | Ari Yashar
    A senior IDF commander on Wednesday acknowledged to Galei Tzahal (IDF Radio) that the Iran-proxy terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon has likely dug terror tunnels into Israel. IDF Northern Commander Maj. Gen. Yair Golan equivocated by noting on Hamas’s use of terror tunnels, saying “we have no positive information meaning that there are tunnels. The situation is not similar to what there was around the Gaza Strip,” reports Reuters. “That said, this idea of going below ground is not foreign to Lebanon and is not foreign to Hezbollah and so we have to suppose as a working assumption that there...
  • US rejects 'chicken(bleep) insult against Netanyahu as 'counterproductive' (backtracking begins)

    10/29/2014 9:21:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/29/2014 16:50 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration rejects the characterization of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu as "chickenshit," an insult to the premier's leadership and character leveled anonymously by a senior administration official on Tuesday, as reported by the Atlantic. "Certainly that's not the administration's view, and we think such comments are inappropriate and counter-productive," National Security Council spokesperson Alistair Baskey said in an e-mail. "Prime Minister Netanyahu and the president have forged an effective partnership, and consult closely and frequently, including earlier this month when the president hosted the prime minister in the Oval Office." The quote in the piece published by...
  • The U.S. State Department’s War on Israel

    10/29/2014 5:07:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 29, 2014 | Ronn Torossian
    The U.S. State Department’s War on IsraelPosted By Ronn Torossian On October 29, 2014 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments There is ISIS and there is Ebola – and there is the small state of Israel that is building homes for Jews to live in.  And the latter is the big issue for America.According to AFP, “The United States Monday blasted Israel for pledging to build 1,000 more Jewish homes in Jerusalem, saying any such move would be “incompatible” with peace efforts.” There’s a simple answer: “Go To Hell.” That is what must be told to the State Department by the...
  • The Islamization of Jerusalem

    10/29/2014 3:49:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Chaya Zissel Braun was murdered on her first trip back from the Western Wall where the indigenous Jewish population of Israel continues to pray in the shadow of the shrine established there by the Muslim conquerors from which the racist Muslim settlers rain down rocks on the Jewish worshipers.
  • Bennett: Obama Administration 'Throwing Israel Under the Bus'

    10/28/2014 8:52:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10/28/14 | Elad Benari
    “The United States administration is planning to throw Israel under the bus,” Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday night, responding to harsh words against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu which were attributed to senior officials in the Obama administration. “Israel is stronger than all those who curse it,” said Bennett, after Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic quoted officials in Washington as having described Netanyahu as “chickens**t”, among other things. “The prime minister is not a private individual, but the leader of the Jewish State and the Jewish world as a whole. Serious curses such as these against the Israeli...
  • Senior Obama official: Israeli PM Netanyahu is 'chicken[snip]'

    10/28/2014 7:56:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/28/14 | KELLY COHEN |
    <p>Add another item to the list of insults officials in the Obama administration have lobbed at Benjamin Netanyahu.</p> <p>A senior Obama administration official recently described the Israeli prime minister as “chickenshit,” according to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.</p> <p>The list also includes descriptions such as "recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and 'Aspergery,' " according to Goldberg.</p>
  • While Wearing Hamas Green, State Department Spokesman [ Jen Psaki ] Avoids Offending Hamas

    10/28/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 28, 2014
    As State Department spokesman Jen Psaki appeared to be going out of her way to avoid implicating Hamas in an act of terrorism, she was coincidentally dressed in a shade of green reminiscent of Hamas’ color. When asked by AP reporter Matt Lee about reports that the terrorist leanings of a 14 year-old Palestinian-American boy named Orwa Hammad, Psaki pleaded ignorance. Hammad was reportedly hurling molotov cocktails before being killed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF); Psaki played dumb.
  • Senior Obama administration official reportedly calls Netanyahu chicken (bleep) [coward too]

    10/28/2014 3:32:37 PM PDT · by SJackson · 90 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 28, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Netanyahu goes toe-to-toe with US, EU over criticism ... Share on Facebook Twitter Google Plus Report in The Atlantic quotes two officials who question the PM's ability to act on either the peace process or the Iranian nuclear issue. The administration of US President Barack Obama has expressed its displeasure over Israel's recent announcement that it would be building more housing units in east Jerusalem, but now reported name-calling directed at Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can be added to the tensions between the two allies. Jeffrey Goldberg, diplomatic correspondent for The Atlantic, reported Tuesday that he recently spoke to...
  • Israel: Obama, EU Encourage Terrorism In Jerusalem

    10/28/2014 1:33:11 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 28, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — October 28, 2014 … Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for over 3,000 years. Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Jewish citizens he represents didn’t just create this transparent fact. In 1,000 BCE King David conquered Jerusalem and declared the city the Capital of the Jewish Kingdom. Fast forward – there was a war in 1967. Israel recaptured all of Jerusalem from Jordan. Under international law Jerusalem is not occupied. It has been and remains indigenous to the Jewish people. So why would US State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki say that...
  • The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here

    10/28/2014 1:19:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/28/2014 | JEFFREY GOLDBERG
    The Obama administration's anger is "red-hot" over Israel's settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama's understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming. The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickens**t,” this official said, referring to the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, by his nickname. This comment is representative of the gloves-off manner in which American and Israeli officials now talk about...
  • Kasim Hafeez – A Story of a Miraculous Transformation: Alan Dershowitz Book Convinces Jihadist

    10/28/2014 9:18:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/28/2014 | Joseph Pruder
    Kasim Hafeez (32) could have easily turned into a jihadist terrorist. He was already on the right path. At home, in the United Kingdom (UK) Muslim community, and on campus, anti-Jewish and anti-Israel agitation was constant. Kasim’s own father harbored anti-Semitic sentiments. He considered Hitler a hero, and felt that his only failing was that he did not kill enough Jews. Growing up in the UK, to Pakistani-Muslim parents, Kasim was exposed to materials and opinions that were at best, condemning Israel for all the evils in the Middle East, and painting Jews as usurpers and murderers. More extreme elements...
  • Israel's air force the best in the world, study finds

    10/28/2014 8:16:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 39 replies
    The findings are according to a new study conducted by military experts for the publication Business Insider. Israel’s military is the most powerful in the Middle East while its air force ranks second to none globally, according to a new study conducted by military experts for the publication Business Insider. The publication ranked the 15 strongest armies in the region while noting the size of the countries’ respective defense budgets as well as the latest geopolitical tumult and its impact on military strength. “A close defense relationship with the US and an energetic domestic defense industry give Israel a qualitative...
  • Mayor Reveals Jerusalem Went from 200 to 5,000 Monthly Attacks

    10/27/2014 6:10:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 10/27/2014, 3:11 PM | Hezki Ezra, Gil Ronen
    Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat outlined the sorry state of security in the capital Monday, in a session of the Knesset’s Interior Committee. Barkat disputed the claims that the deterioration in security began around the time of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. “Even before Operation Protective Edge, the state of affairs in Jerusalem as regards riots, rock throwing and enforcement was shoddy. We were talking about 200 events of rock throwing [per month]. Even before Protective Edge, we held a discussion about the changes needed to bring back the rule of law in Jerusalem. The Arab residents are complaining about the...
  • Suspicion hangs over death of U.S. journalist in Turkey

    10/27/2014 5:45:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    WND ^ | October 26, 2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    Threatened days before car crash for her reporting on ISIS. The death of an American journalist who worked in the Middle East has come under suspicion because she had claimed days before her death that the Turkish intelligence services had threatened her over her coverage of the siege of the Syrian city of Kobani. Serena Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, was a journalist for Iran’s state-owned Press TV. She was killed in a car crash in the city of Suruc after she reportedly collided with a “heavy vehicle.” She was in a rental car returning from her assignment...
  • US ‘unequivocally opposed’ to E. Jerusalem construction (Jen Psaki says US is "deeply concerned")

    10/27/2014 3:12:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 41 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 27, 2014, 9:28 pm | Rebecca Shimoni Syoil
    WASHINGTON — Israel’s continued building across the Green Line is “incompatible with their stated desire to live in a peaceful society,” State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday, in response to reports that Israel would continue to advance building plans in controversial Jerusalem neighborhoods. Psaki said that while the US had yet to hear an “official announcement” that plans to build in East Jerusalem would go forward, the US is “certainly deeply concerned” by the reports. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the topic more broadly during a phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend, Psaki said,...
  • Congress vs. the White House on Iran and Israel

    10/27/2014 2:39:29 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Monday October 27, 2014 | Richard Baehr
    The Obama administration is facing long odds for the president's party to ‎retain control of the U.S. Senate in the elections this Nov. 4. If the Republicans win control of the Senate to ‎add to their House majority, foreign policy issues may become far more ‎contentious in the next two years.‎ Two of the issues on which the two sides may bang heads concern Israel. The ‎more pressing item concerns the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. ‎The current talks between the P5+1 and Iran have already been extended once, ‎and if no deal is reached by Nov. 24,...
  • Netanyahu approves over 1,000 new housing units in East Jerusalem

    10/27/2014 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 18 replies
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorized planning to advance 1,060 new housing units in neighborhoods in Jerusalem beyond the 1967 lines, officials in the Prime Minister's Office said Monday. According to the officials, 660 of these units will be constructed in the northern neighborhood of Ramot Shlomo, and another 400 in Har Homa.
  • The untold story of the horrendous murders which led to the 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking

    10/27/2014 11:11:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-27-14
    the terrorist outrage that's been made into an opera sparking protests in America Jewish and disabled protestors - including Rudy Giuliani - camped outside the New York Metropolitan Opera at the premiere of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' last week... The slick production has been criticized for glamorising terrorism in its portrayal of the infamous atrocity in which the terrorists murdered an elderly disabled American Jewish passenger, Leon Klinghoffer in full view of many of the American and British passengers on board. They then threw his blood-stained body - still in his wheelchair - overboard. ...snip... Kuntar and an accomplice launched...
  • Anti-Semitism In Action

    10/27/2014 8:54:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 25, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When faced with a choice between confronting two evils, elites—particularly academic ones—usually focus on the less prevalent one. “In April, the Fifth Annual Conference on Islamophobia was held at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Law School, organized by Hatem Bazian, a Palestinian activist, co-founder of Students for Justice in Palestine, and professor of a current Berkeley course called ‘De-Constructing Islamophobia and the History of Otherness,’ with part of the course requirements being that students open a Twitter account and tweet at least once a week about ‘Islamophobia,’” Richard L. Cravatts, president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East wrote in The...
  • Abbas’ UN Plan and Bibi’s Building Give Kerry Chance to Get Off the Hook

    10/27/2014 6:36:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 10-27-14 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Now Kerry can concenrate on makes problems elsewhere. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s announcement of big building plans for Jews in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria give President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry their golden opportunity to dump their self-defeating peace process before it makes their foreign policy look almost as pitiful as it is. “We are not going to make peace for the Israelis and the Palestinians, Obama and Kerry have said over and over again.” The truth is they have been lying through their teeth. They have turned almost every trick in the book to pressure...
  • Egypt Cancels Israel-Hamas Talks, Shutters Rafah, Plans Anti-Smuggling Wall After Mass Car Bombing

    10/27/2014 5:59:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 26, 2014
    After a terror attack on Friday killed at least 30 Egyptian soldiers in the northern Sinai, Cairo has declared a state of emergency in the area, closed down the Rafah crossing from Gaza, canceled indirect cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas, and now says it will build a wall to block smuggling with the coastal enclave, Israel’s NRG News reported. Egyptian air force helicopter forces said they had killed five militants in strikes in the vicinity on Sunday, Israel Radio reported. Additionally, there in a sunset to sunrise curfew in the area affecting over 100,000 residents, according to Army radio....
  • Terrorist Attack or ‘Traffic Incident’?

    10/27/2014 4:40:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 27, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    Terrorist Attack or ‘Traffic Incident’?Posted By Ari Lieberman On October 27, 2014 @ 12:07 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Following the depraved car attack and murder of a 3-month old infant (a US citizen) near the Ammunition Hill, Jerusalem light rail train station, the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem described the beastly attack as an ordinary “traffic accident.” Paradoxically, the State Department then ordered its personnel to refrain from using the light rail in certain parts of Jerusalem for a period of 30 days after which time the ban would be reviewed.Despite all the evidence, including multiple surveillance videos...
  • US-Israel relations in 'crisis' after Moshe Ya'alon snubbed

    10/27/2014 4:35:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10-27-14 | Robert Tait
    Israel's defence minister experienced humiliating knock-backs when he asked to meet senior American officials on a visit to Washington Israel's relations with its key ally, the United States, have hit a new low after the Obama administration snubbed Moshe Ya'alon, the hard-line Israeli defence minister, on a visit to Washington as punishment for past criticisms of White House policy. Mr Ya'alon met with an embarrassing rebuff after requesting meetings with Joe Biden, the US vice-president, John Kerry, the secretary of state, and Susan Rice, the national security adviser. While such high-level meetings are normally standard for a visiting Israeli defence...
  • Palestinian-American teenager killed during West Bank clashes with Israeli military

    10/27/2014 4:26:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 October 2014
    Israeli military say soldiers ‘prevented an attack’ by opening fire on a Palestinian who was throwing firebombs at traffic A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank. A relative identified the teen as 14-year-old Orwah Hammad and said he was born in New Orleans and came to the West Bank when he was six. Hammad’s cousin Moath said he was among a group of Palestinians who were throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers. A US state department official confirmed that the teenager was an American citizen. Hammad...
  • Rafael extends Iron Dome C-RAM to the naval domain

    10/26/2014 9:07:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Oct 26, 2014
    RAFAEL unveils at Euronaval the C-DOME - close-in weapon system that provides a defensive shield for naval surface vessels, against multiple simultaneous ripple attacks. C-DOME suite comprises a 10-missile stack, packed in a vertical launch unit installed below deck. The system utilizes combat-proven Tamir interceptor missiles, and command and control, integrated with the ship’s surveillance and air defense radar. Photos: RAFAEL RAFAEL is extending the Iron Dome Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar defense system to the maritime domain, to protect surface vessels from a wide range of threats, including ballistic trajectory and direct attack weapons. The navalized system dubbed ‘C-Dome’ is...
  • Jewish Agency Provides 50 Million NIS Aid Package to Southern Israel Residents

    10/26/2014 6:17:36 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 26, 2014 | Herb Brandon
    By Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyAshkelon, Israel — October 26 … The Jewish Agency for Israel has created a 50 million NIS ($13.22 million) aid package to help the communities of Israel’s south recover from this summer’s hostilities. The monies are contributions coming from several sources including the Jewish Federations of North America and Keren Kayesod-UIA. The emergency aid package includes a series of programs aimed at enabling the communities of southern Israel, particularly those closest to the border with Gaza, to expand their population bases and support a range of groups with an investment of NIS 25 million. It...
  • Jerusalem Arabs Rioting as Hamas Official Declares Third Intifada

    10/26/2014 10:57:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Jewish Business News ^ | October 26, 2014 | Tibi Singer
    Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar declared a new Intifada on Saturday night, tying Arab rioting in Jerusalem to the Hamas. “Escalating the resistance in the city is the solution to Israeli aggression,” Zahar told the Hamas news agency. Zahar attacked the new PA-Hamas technocrat unity government for it collaboration with Israel. “The security coordination is a problem in that is suppresses the Intifada against Israeli aggression,” al-Zahar said. “The people in the West Bank are fighting on two fronts: the first is the Israeli occupation and the second is the PA’s security forces.” According to the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet),...
  • Jerusalem is Simmering: 1,000 Additional Forces Sent to Capital

    10/26/2014 9:49:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 10/26/2014, 8:03 AM | Cynthia Blank
    As a result of the recent escalation of terror and violence in Jerusalem, law enforcement agencies are working Sunday to bring more security forces to the capital. An additional 1,000 Israeli Police and Border Patrol forces will be on hand to oversee security in eastern Jerusalem. Security forces are expected to work together with the Tax Authority, the Bailiff’s Office and Jerusalem’s Municipality with the intention of dealing with rioters and carrying out enforcement actions in eastern Jerusalem. Police plan to operate in three main sectors of the city—their additional presence lasting at least a month. Escalated tensions in the...
  • ‘Terrorists Control a Portion of the Mount of Olives’

    10/26/2014 9:46:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 10/26/2014, 10:25 AM | Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank
    Jerusalem City Council Member, Arieh King, visited the Mount of Olives Saturday night, and returned from the trip shaken. “The Israeli government has decided to abandon the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives and in recent weeks, terrorists have taken control of large parts of the mountain,” King wrote of the ancient site on his Facebook page. Several weeks ago, the gravestone of the Hassidic leader, the Grand Rebbe of Modzitz, Rabbi Yisrael Dan Taub was destroyed, along with the gravestones of dozens of others, including several well-known rabbis. Vandalism at the Mount of Olives cemetery is a rampant...
  • Landslide At Mt. Etna Generated A Large Tsunami In The Mediterranean Sea Nearly 8,000 Years Ago

    11/29/2006 3:03:09 PM PST · by blam · 93 replies · 1,939+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 11-28-2006 | American Geophysical Union
    Source: American Geophysical Union Date: November 28, 2006 Landslide At Mt. Etna Generated A Large Tsunami In The Mediterranean Sea Nearly 8000 Years Ago Geological evidence indicates that the eastern flanks of Mt. Etna volcano, located on Italy's island of Sicily, suffered at least one large collapse nearly 8,000 years ago. Pareschi et al. modeled this collapse and discovered that the volume of landslide material, combined with the force of the debris avalanche, would have generated a catastrophic tsunami, which would have impacted all of the Eastern Mediterranean. Simulations show that the resulting tsunami waves would have destabilized soft marine...
  • Hamas Official Declares Intifada in Jerusalem

    10/25/2014 7:17:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 10/25/2014, 10:19 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar, declared the constant cycle of violence in Jerusalem an “intifada” on Saturday night, making rumors of a so-called “silent intifada” official despite declarations from the Israeli security establishment that statements to that effect are exaggerated. “Escalating the resistance in the city is the solution to Israeli aggression,” Zahar told Hamas news agency Al-Risala. Zahar also slammed the Hamas-Palestinian Authority (PA) “unity government”’s security coordination with Israel. …
  • Op-Ed: How the Murder of a Jewish Baby is Reported Worldwide

    10/25/2014 3:30:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/10/14 | Ariel Cahana
    International news agency Associated Press (AP) has been accused of anti-Israel bias before, but this time the agency has surpassed even itself in reporting the Jerusalem terror attack in which 3-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun was murdered. Its headline reporting the attack was "Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem", referring to the terrorist (!) who was driving the car that drove into people waiting at a light rail station. The original article (later changed), began with the words: "Israeli police say they have shot a man whose car slammed into a crowded train stop in east Jerusalem, in what they...
  • Purely military action in Syria could fuel extremism: U.N.

    10/21/2014 5:32:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:23pm EDT | Michelle Nichols
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday that using only military means to fight the threat of Islamic State in Syria could radicalize more Sunni armed groups and spark greater violence. “Our long-term strategic objective in Syria remains a political solution,” Ban told the U.N. Security Council. The United Nations is spearheading efforts to end a civil war sparked by President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown on pro-democracy protests more than three years ago. “A purely military response to the vicious new threat posed by (Islamic State) could ultimately contribute to the radicalization of other Sunni armed groups and spark a...