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  • Former Saudi General Makes Rare Israel Visit; MK: "Saudis Want to Get Closer to Israel"

    07/24/2016 5:48:56 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    Israel News ^ | 24 July 2016 | By Ariella Mendlowitz
    ormer Saudi General Dr. Anwar Eshki visited Israel last week, alongside a delegation of academics and businessmen, all of whom came with the intended goal to encourage further discussion of the Saudi-led 2002 Arab Peace Initiative. The Israeli news source Haaretz reported that the delegation met with Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold, the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories Major-General Yoav Mordechai, and several Knesset members from the opposition. ...
  • Cutting-Edge New IDF Tank is "A Gamechanger"

    07/24/2016 6:47:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | July 24, 2016 | Ariella Mendlowitz
    “If Thy people go out to battle against their enemy, by whatsoever way Thou shalt send them, and they pray unto Hashem toward the city which Thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for Thy name” I Kings 8:44 (The Israel Bible™) The Israeli Defense Force’s (IDF) Battalion 82 recently decided to drop its decades-old Merkava MK 2 tanks and launched into a new world of military technology by adopting the cutting edge Merkava MK 4 tanks in their place, reported The Jerusalem Post. A part of the 7 Armored Brigade, Battalion 82 was formed prior...
  • Benefit of Stealth Fighter Jet Proves Elusive Subject in Israel

    07/24/2016 6:43:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jul 23, 2016 | Guy Rolnik
    The Israeli public has become acutely aware of the cost of living and other socioeconomic issues in recent years. But in some areas, the government and economic interests still dictate the agenda and discourse. The best example is the hoopla around Israel’s purchase of F-35 Stealth fighter jets. The first eight of the 33 fighter jets Israel ordered are expected to enter service with the Israel Air Force in the fall of 2017. The Joint Strike Fighter F-35 is not only the most expensive plane in history. It’s also one of the weirdest and least successful projects ever by the...
  • Hollande: France is committed to Israel-PA peace

    07/21/2016 3:20:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/16 | Elad Benari
    French President Francois Hollande told Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Thursday that his country is committed to leading international efforts to help secure peace between Israel and the PA, AFP reported. Hollande confirmed "France's commitment to building on the momentum created" on June 3, when Paris hosted senior diplomats to work towards organizing an international conference to reboot talks by the end of the year. The French leader "expressed his concern over the the fragile situation in the Middle East and escalating violence", a statement from the presidency said. "While the latest report from the Quartet...
  • Republican Jews struggle with Trump candidacy

    07/19/2016 3:01:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 104 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/19/16 | Ron Kampeas
    JTA - Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency rolled out its Israel Advisory Committee last week -- no one noticed. Blame the unrelenting news cycle, if you will: July 14 was the day of the hideous mass killing in Nice, France. But also, his Israel Advisory Committee consists of exactly three Jews, including two who work for him. Not much news here, move along. Trump’s unusual campaign extends to its Jewish outreach, or rather his lack of Jewish outreach resembling anything that has come under that rubric in other campaigns. Campaigns routinely distribute talking points to Jewish supporters and cultivate...
  • Shall We Not Revenge?

    07/19/2016 5:45:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | July 18th, 2016 | Mark Cohen
    Hallel Ariel And Rabbi Mickey Mark (HY"D) killed by terrorist attacks “If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.” Thus remarked Thomas Sowell, a famed American economist and philosopher. The barbarism is before us. Our precious little ones are the tragic victims. Hallel Yaffa Ariel was merely thirteen years old. She was an aspiring performer. She had a whole life ahead of her when she was brutally murdered in her bed. The murderer, an Arab teen from a nearby village, climbed through her window, locked the door and repeatedly stabbed young...
  • Drone over N. Israel: Iranian with stolen US apps

    07/19/2016 3:06:55 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 11 replies
    DEBKAfile Exclusive Report ^ | July 19, 2016, 9:03 AM (IDT)
    Drone over N. Israel: Iranian with stolen US apps [.... from Obama, Hillary and Kerry] The UMV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that flew on July 17 over northern Israel was a “Yasir’ drone made in Iran that was launched from a Hizballah base in Syria’s Qalamoun Mountains, some 60km from central Golan. This is reported by debkafile military and intelligence sources. The Yaasir can reach an altitude of 5,000 feet, operate in a 200km radius and stay aloft for 8 hours. .... exceptional maneuverability, unlike most drones, due it is believed to the advanced US electronic systems installed by reverse engineering...
  • Congress releases secret '28 pages' on alleged Saudi 9/11 ties

    A long-classified U.S. report released Friday found that some of the 9/11 hijackers were in contact with and received support from individuals likely connected to the Saudi government. Known as the "28 pages," the secret document was part of a 2002 congressional investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks and has been classified since the report's completion, despite repeated calls for its release. The document actually contains 29 pages of material plus a letter from then-CIA Director George Tenet. "While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals...
  • Congress to release 28 redacted pages on '9/11 Saudi connection' as early as Friday

    07/14/2016 1:41:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 7/14/16 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
    The public is set to receive a cache of documents on the 9/11 attacks this week, that have been classified for 14 years. In 2002, Congress published the results of their investigation into the terrorist attacks, but left 28 pages of the report redacted. These pages are said to be related to a possible connection between the hijackers and the Saudi Arabian government. The long-held rumor has been that the classified part of the report remained secret so as not to anger Saudi allies.
  • Confirmed: Top Saudi Officials Aided the 9/11 Jihad Plot

    07/17/2016 5:13:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 81 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JULY 17, 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    The 28-page section of the 9/11 report detailing Saudi involvement in the September 11, 2001 jihad attacks have finally been released (albeit with substantial portions still redacted), and it is now clear why one President who held hands with the Saudi King and another who bowed to him worked so hard all these years to keep these pages secret: they confirm that the 9/11 jihad murderers received significant help from people at the highest levels of the Saudi government. The report states that Omar al-Bayoumi, who “may be a Saudi intelligence officer,” gave “substantial assistance to hijackers Khalid al-Mindhar and...
  • I Vote Israel

    07/17/2016 4:44:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    iVote Israel ^ | Eleutheria5
    Goal: 100% of Eligible US Voters in Israel
  • Suspected Turkey Coup Leader Served as Military Attaché to Israel

    07/16/2016 3:36:11 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    Six senior army commanders were arrested in connection with the failed coup that began Friday night, including General Akin Öztürk, who in the 1990s was the Turkish military attaché to Israel, a Turkish official told reporters. Öztürk, who later served as the commander of Turkey's air force, served in his country's Tel Aviv embassy from 1998 to 2000. The 64-year-old military figure stepped down as air force commander last year, but continued to serve on Turkey's Supreme Military Council.
  • Facebook: ‘Kill Jews’ Not Violation of Community Standards

    07/14/2016 11:02:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 13/7/16 | Asher Schwartz
    Facebook has always been the most accessible tool available to the average person for means of freedom of speech. Turns out terror organizations like Hamas are very aware of that, and largely use it to their advantage. Being a huge fan of freedom of speech, Facebook has made its terms of usage very, shall we say, flexible. For that reason, five families, Israeli and American, all of whom lost a family member in the recent murderous wave of terror, are suing Facebook for $1 billion. The lawsuit was brought under the 1992 Anti-Terrorism Act that prohibits American businesses from providing...
  • Iran seeking illegal nuke, missile technology: German intelligence

    07/14/2016 10:47:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 8, 2016, 4:08 am | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Iran has been continually violating the terms of the nuclear agreement signed last summer with the world powers, including Germany, and has been making attempts to acquire materiel to further its nuclear ambitions, a new German intelligence report has revealed. The annual report by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the German equivalent to the FBI, charges that Iran has been making “clandestine” efforts to seek equipment and technology, “especially goods that can be used in the field of nuclear technology,” from German companies “at what is, even by international standards, a quantitatively high level.” The report...
  • How the Republican and Democratic Platforms Differ on Israel

    07/14/2016 7:13:25 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Tablet ^ | 7-12-16 | Armin Rosen
    The Republican platform’s language relating to Israel was adopted by the party’s platform committee on July 12. In past elections, the official Republican and Democratic positions on Israel and the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were largely identical, signaling the remarkable success of pro-Israel organizations and brass from both parties in ensuring that one of the most emotional topics in international affairs wouldn’t become a partisan issue in the U.S. But that bipartisan consensus is fraying, at least as far as the parties’ official positions go.The Republican platform language—touted by presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and others as the...
  • Got the oops like Jagger? Bianca Jagger sparks anti-Semitism row with Iraq War tweet

    07/13/2016 6:38:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    The human rights activist and former actress apologizes "for posting a despicable tweet by mistake." A Twitter firestorm erupted after human rights activist and former actress Bianca Jagger shared a post Tuesday described as "racist, homophobic and disgusting" that included a list of British lawmakers who voted in favor of entering the Iraq War in 2003. The 71-year-old said she was "mortified" in an apology issued after tweeting a link to the Metapedia website, described as an electronic encyclopedia. According to British media, the ex-wife of famed rocker Mick Jagger claimed that she was unaware of the contents of the...
  • F-15 Strike Eagles Over Saudi Arabia: Then And Now

    07/13/2016 9:46:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | July 12, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    Richard Crandall started his Air Force flying career in the F-111 Aardvark, but found himself in the cockpit of the mighty F-15E Strike Eagle, the service’s newest jet, during Operation Desert Storm. Although F-15C/D Eagles were already a staple in the Royal Saudi Air Force by the time Desert Storm kicked off, the Strike Eagle would eventually find its way into the Kingdom’s aerial arsenal in the form of the F-15S. Today, Saudi Arabia flies around 70 of these jets, and soon they will receive 84 F-15SAs, the most advanced Strike Eagle derivative ever produced. Now Crandall serves as a...
  • State Department sent taxpayer money to group that attempted to oust Israel's Netanyahu

    07/13/2016 5:09:52 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 14 replies
    The U.S. State Department sent nearly $350,000 to an advocacy group that worked to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a Senate report released Tuesday. OneVoice Movement, a group that supported peace negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian factions, received grants from the State Department during a 14-month period ending in November 2014, according to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report. Shortly after the U.S. grants ended, OneVoice merged with an Israeli group Victory 15, which launched a political campaign in Israel with a goal to elect "anyone but Bibi," a nickname for Netanyahu. The chairman of the...
  • The First Iran War And how Israel lost it.

    07/13/2016 4:43:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 13, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    The First Iran War And how Israel lost it. July 13, 2016 Caroline Glick    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post.  July 12, 2006 was the first day of what has become known as the Second Lebanon War. The name of the war, like most of the lessons taken from it, is off. The war Israel fought in the summer of 2006 against Hezbollah was not the same as the war Israel fought against the PLO in 1982. The war of 2006 was not a Lebanese war. It was an Iranian war. It was the first Iran war. Hezbollah,...
  • With Egypt’s blessing, Israel conducting drone strikes in Sinai — report

    07/12/2016 9:01:31 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 11, 2016 | Judah Ari Gross
    Israel has carried out drone strikes against terrorists operating in the Sinai Peninsula in recent years, according to a Bloomberg news report Monday that quoted an unnamed former senior official. The airstrikes were conducted with Egypt’s knowledge and blessing, according to the ex-official, who spoke to the US-based news site on condition of anonymity. While it has become a well-known secret that Jerusalem and Cairo cooperate closely on security measures in the Sinai and Gaza, many of the details of that relationship have been kept a closely guarded secret. This report, published during Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s visit to...
  • How Democrats Destroyed the pro-Israel Consensus

    07/12/2016 5:21:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | JULY 12, 2016 | Hank Sheinkopf and Ronn Torossian
    Twenty-seven Jewish “social justice organizations” recently wrote a widely-publicized open letter calling upon “political candidates to put an end to the racism, antisemitism and xenophobia” which “has emerged in this year’s campaign.” Naturally, all Jews — and decent people anywhere — agree that racism of any form is unacceptable, and none of us approve of what these organizations describe as “hurtful characterizations of entire ethnic groups as criminals.” All Americans can agree that “the Jewish community knows all too well what can happen when particular religious or ethnic groups become the focus of invective. We have witnessed the dangerous acts...
  • Obama admin. sent taxpayer money to campaign to oust Netanyahu

    07/12/2016 9:35:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washinton Times ^ | July 12, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday. Some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to support the group’s efforts to back Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement negotiations. But OneVoice used the money to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign — all of which set the stage for an anti-Netanyahu campaign, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations...
  • Israelis’ Favorite Thing About Donald Trump? His Style (to Put It Bluntly)

    07/11/2016 9:21:34 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JULY 4, 2016 | JAMES GLANZ
    JERUSALEM — Donald J. Trump has been called a lot of things by a lot of people around the world. In Israel, where his comments about remaining “neutral” in peace negotiations raised hackles but his condemnation of “radical Islam” wins plaudits, the word that keeps coming up is “dugri.” A slang Hebrew term derived from the Arabic for “straight ahead,” dugri describes someone who is frank and blunt no matter the consequences. This is how many outsiders view Israelis, often with considerable discomfort. But here in Israel, a society that views pretension with suspicion and disdain, it is almost universally...
  • Israel passes law targeting human rights organizations

    07/11/2016 7:02:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2016 6:37 PM EDT | Daniella Cheslow
    Israel’s parliament passed a controversial law Monday that increases the regulation of many Israeli human rights organizations. The law approved by a vote of 57 to 48 targets groups that receive more than half their funding from foreign governments or political organizations. In practice, the law will affect liberal groups almost exclusively because hawkish groups in Israel largely rely on donations from wealthy individuals, which are exempt. The law requires organizations to state that they rely on foreign funding in all communication with public officials and on TV, newspapers, billboards and online. Representatives of these groups must also declare they...
  • Families of Victims of Hamas Terror Sue Facebook for $1 Billion

    07/11/2016 4:09:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 11, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Facebook is being hit with a $1 billion lawsuit after allegedly allowing the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas use its platform to plot attacks in Israel and the West Bank that killed and wounded Americans. According to Bloomberg News: "Plaintiffs include the families of Yaakov Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old abducted and murdered in June 2014 after hitching a ride in the West Bank, and 3-year-old Chaya Braun, whose stroller was struck intentionally by a Palestinian driver in October 2014 at a train station in Jerusalem." “Facebook has knowingly provided material support and resources to Hamas in the form of Facebook’s online...
  • Administration Defends U.N.-Funded, Anti-Israel Textbooks for Palestinians

    07/11/2016 2:18:16 PM PDT · by milton23 · 13 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/11/2016 | Fred Lucas
    U.S. taxpayers provide nearly $400 million a year to a United Nations program that critics say sends anti-Semitic, anti-Israel textbooks to schools for Palestinian refugees. Elementary school textbooks calls the 1948 establishment of Israel a “disaster,” and a high school text tells of the “End of Days” when “Muslims fight the Jews,” among other examples in a report from the Center for Near East Policy, a pro-Israel research institute based in Jerusalem.
  • Arab Social Media Gloats Over Cop Murders In Dallas

    07/11/2016 3:54:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Ali Waked
    JAFFA, Israel – The massacre of five policemen in Dallas, Texas, has stirred a commotion on Arab social media, with many users gloating at America’s misfortune. Abdullah Almoqhem, a high-profile Saudi cleric, made an oblique reference to Black Lives Matter’s allegations of discrimination in American law enforcement by posting a picture of a Saudi security officer assisting a black teenager in Mecca during the hajj pilgrimage. It was followed by the caption: “This hero was imbibed with our religious education that says that the white man is in no way superior.”
  • Lynch Mobs Run Wild On Bethlehem's Streets

    03/14/2002 6:17:37 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 129+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-15-2002 | Phil Reeves
    Lynch mobs run wild on Bethlehem's streetsAs US envoy Anthony Zinni starts his peace mission, West Bank Palestinians resort to execution of collaborators By Phil Reeves in Bethlehem 15 March 2002 US demands Israeli military withdrawal Wars breed hate, inhumanity and lawlessness. And this degrading trinity was on full display in Israeli-occupied Bethlehem yesterday outside the ancient church marking the place of Christ's birth. Manger Square has become a wild, blood-drenched place, the scene yesterday of a lynching. Two years ago, the Pope shuffled across its flagstones, blessing Catholic pilgrims who had come by the thousand from across the globe...
  • On rare Israel visit, Egyptian FM calls for 2-state solution

    07/10/2016 1:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2016 2:41 PM EDT | Daniella Cheslow and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Egypt’s foreign minister paid a rare visit to Israel on Sunday, saying that his country remains a “steadfast and unwavering” supporter of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians but warning that conditions for achieving that are deteriorating. Sameh Shoukry’s trip was the first official visit to Israel since 2007 and reflected the strong but low-profile ties that have developed between the two countries in recent years. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Shoukry’s visit was aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. …
  • Clinton backers nix Israel 'occupation' add to Democratic platform

    07/10/2016 1:26:50 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected a proposal to include a statement in the party's platform calling for Israel's "end to occupations and illegal settlements," CNN reported. ... While the committee voted against the addition 95-73, CNN reported that the move garnered the loudest negative response of the day from the audience. ... One crowd member was escorted out of the meeting after he stood up and yelled that the party had "sold out" to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).
  • Report: Police investigating Netanyahu on money laundering allegations

    07/09/2016 6:21:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    jpost.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Channel 10 on Friday reported for the first time that Israel authorities are investigating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on suspected money laundering allegations stemming from 2009. The report posited that Netanyahu or one of his family members were the recipients of an alleged transfer of "large sums" of money that is not linked to any political or campaign funding, according to Channel 2.
  • Pro-Palestinian group: Israel behind US police killings

    07/09/2016 1:34:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/9/16 | Matt Wanderman
    As demonstrators in the United States protest against recent incident in which police officers killed African American men, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has found a way to blame Israel. New York University's chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine shared a post on its Facebook page claiming that "the same forces behind the genocide of black people in America are behind the genocide of Palestinians." Aside from the extreme hyperbole in describing growth from 1.3 million to 12.3 million over the past 70 years as "genocide," the accusations bring to mind anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jews controlling the...
  • State Department Objects to Jewish Homes in Jerusalem

    07/08/2016 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 8, 2016 | P. David Hornik
    Israel has announced that it will be building 800 new housing units. Of these, 560 will be in Maale Adumim, a town of 40,000 located four miles east of Jerusalem, and 240 will be in three Jerusalem neighborhoods.State Department spokesman John Kirby reacted with unusually strong language: If it’s true, this … would be the latest step in what seems to be the systematic process of land seizures, settlement expansions, and legalization of outposts that is fundamentally undermining the prospects for a two-state solution. We oppose steps like these which we believe are counterproductive.Kirby added that Washington was “deeply concerned”:...
  • Aboriginal Rights to Israel (Aboriginal Native Jews to Israel "Palestine")

    04/28/2009 1:26:22 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 10 replies · 1,136+ views
    jta ^ | April 23, 2009
    Aboriginal Rights to Israel By Allen Z. Hertz · April 23, 2009 For over sixty years, there has been a bitter dispute over the unwillingness of most Muslims and Arabs to accept the legitimacy and permanence of Israel as an independent Jewish State in the Middle East. In this connection, Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have denied that the Jews are a People within the context of the modern political and legal doctrine of the self-determination of Peoples. However, there is an enormous body of archaeological and historical evidence demonstrating that the Jewish People -- like the Greek People or...
  • France is Burning (Muslims burn Paris; MSM ignores it to protect Religion of Peace)

    11/01/2005 7:25:23 AM PST · by pabianice · 242 replies · 6,891+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 11/1/05
    POTENTIAL HOT SPOTS: France Is Burning Items About Areas That Could Break Out Into War November 1, 2005: France is burning. For most of the last week, there have been nasty riots in the Parisian suburb of St Denis, complete with fires and many casualties. This area is home to about 500,000 Moslems. Many largely Moslem suburbs of Paris, and other large cities, have become no-go zones for the police, and anyone who is not of Middle Eastern origin. Over the last three decades, generous social benefits and immigration policies have left France with a Moslem population of some five...
  • Cindy's Sponsors Want Israel Out Of Palestine -- The Crawford "Peace" House

    08/16/2005 6:38:09 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 56 replies · 1,958+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | August 16, 2005 | N/A
    Turns out the people who are housing Cindy Sheehan during her protest are no strangers to these kind of "impromptu grassroots" demonstrations against evil. Behold their efforts from last April: The banner carried by 100 volunteers passes in front of the Crawford Peace House through downtown Crawford. Funny thing is, it's not against the evil United States. It's a demonstration against the evil Jews--in Israel. Look closely at these small photographs:   They want the Israelis driven out of Israel. (Or rather, the Jews driven out of Palestine.) Here is what Crawford House director,  Hadi Jawad, has to say on...
  • Paris floods peak during 'peace talk' push

    06/03/2016 9:14:41 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/3/2016 | Ari Yashar
    Divine message? Natural disaster declared, Louvre artwork evacuated as River Seine hits 1982 record - same day as French initiative talks. In an ironic twist of fate, the same Friday that the international conference of the French initiative to force peace talks on Israel was launched in Paris, floodwaters in the capital city reached peak levels in what has been declared as a natural disaster. The River Seine in Paris is set to reach six meters (19 feet) above its normal levels on Friday, causing the prestigious Louvre and Orsay museums to close as staff anxiously rushes to move famous...
  • Arab League labels Hizbollah terrorist organisation

    03/14/2016 3:00:22 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jordan Times ^ | 3-13-16
    CAIRO — The Arab League labelled Shiite Muslim Hizbollah a terrorist organisation on Friday, Egyptian state media said, as tensions rise between Sunni and Shiite powers across the Middle East. Sectarian wars are raging in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, and the League has become a forum for the mostly Sunni Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, to air their grievances with Shiite power Iran, the major backer of Hizbollah and other Shiite groups in the region. "The Arab League foreign minister's committee has decided on Friday to consider Hizbollah a terrorist organisation," said a statement from the Arab League carried...
  • Israel rejects Arafat offer; tanks roll

    03/28/2002 7:16:54 PM PST · by FreeperinRATcage · 55 replies · 37+ views
    NBC News, Philadelphia Affiliate ^ | 03/28/2002 | NBC News
    NBC, MSNBC AND NEWS SERVICES RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 29 — Israeli tanks surrounded Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s headquarters in the West Bank early Friday as the Israeli cabinet met in an all-night session to debate a military strike designed to drive him into exile. The attack came only hours after Arafat made a last-ditch promise to work for “an immediate cease-fire” with Israel and after Palestinian security forces began arresting militants in the West Bank. NBC NEWS correspondent Dana Lewis, reporting from Ramallah, said he could hear heavy machine-gun fire and blasts similar to tank rounds. Some of the...
  • Abbas urged to abandon negotiations with Israel

    07/07/2016 4:30:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Taysir Kubaa, deputy head of the Palestinian National Council, on Thursday called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to abandon the path of negotiations with Israel which, he said, does not lead to success for the Palestinians. Speaking in an interview with Hamas's Palestine newspaper, Kubaa said that the Palestinian reliance on false negotiations is wrong, since negotiations are “worthless”, as he put it, and “the only option we face is a return to national unity and enlisting our people to the forces of the struggle.” Referring to the French peace initiative which calls for an international conference to renew peace...
  • Iran’s next target could be our electrical grid

    07/07/2016 6:09:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    circanews.com ^ | 7/6/2016 | Raffi Williams
    Franks said that one strategic strike could create blackouts nationwide. And the consequences of this could be a field day for hackers, cripple our military defense system, and that’s not even mentioning what life would be like for normal Americans if they had no power. The risk of an EMP attack has been around since the Cold War but according to Franks, “we’re a thousand times more vulnerable than we were even 50 years ago.”
  • Palestinian Authority spends $140 million a year to pay terrorists and their families

    07/07/2016 6:26:57 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The House Foreign Affairs Committee heard expert testimony detailing the Palestinian Authoritie's payment of funds from its budget in assistance to imprisoned and dead terrorists and their families. Yigal Carmon, the president and founder of the Middle East Media Research Institute says that most of the funds come from donor countries like the US and western Europe, making them virtually complicit in attacks on Israeli citizens.
  • The Green Line Is Not Israel’s Border

    07/07/2016 4:48:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | JULY 6, 2016 | Ari Palley
    All peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians must properly address where Israel’s Eastern border is. The border is the Jordan River, not the “Green Line.” Under international law, a state has the rights to all the land within its borders. It is likely that Israel will withdraw from territory east of the “Green Line,” but the starting point of negotiations must be that Israel has the rights to the territory up to the Jordan River. Many fail to understand the nature of the line dividing the State of Israel and the West Bank. Even world leaders, such as President...
  • Iranian commander: Ground is ready to destroy 'Zionist regime'

    07/06/2016 10:55:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/7/16 | Elad Benari
    A senior commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) recently threatened Israel, saying the ground is ready for the annihilation of “the Zionist regime”. The comments by IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami were made at a sermon in Tehran this past Friday prior to prayers marking Al-Quds Day. He also declared that Iran has over 100,000 missiles waiting in Lebanon alone and that tens of thousands of other missiles were placed throughout the Muslim world in order to wipe "the accursed black dot" – that is Israel – from the map of the world. Salami also threatened Kurdish leaders...
  • Kansas City Shooter Inspired by Leftist Anti-Israel Demagogue Max Blumenthal-Cited by Killer

    04/15/2014 6:06:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-15-14 | http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/anti-israel-leftist-cited-by-anti-semitic-killer-mocked
    Anti-Israel Leftist Cited by Anti-Semitic Killer Mocked Idea that American Jews are At Risk - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Anti-Israel Leftist Cited by Anti-Semitic Killer Mocked Idea that American Jews are At RiskPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 14, 2014 @ 12:27 pm In The Point | 4 Comments Leftist Anti-Israel journalist Max Blumenthal, who is affiliated with The Nation, ridiculed the idea that American Jews are an at risk population.Blumenthal, whose attacks on Israel and Jews were described as anti-Semitic even by many on the left, and whose work was allegedly cited by the Kansas City killer and...
  • Sidney Blumenthal's son doesn't want Elie Wiesel to be honored

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    09/04/2009 3:27:02 PM PDT · by Shermy · 3 replies · 583+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | September 4, 2009 | Alexandra Odynova
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    07/06/2016 4:02:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 6, 2016 at 1:55pm | Yochanan Visser
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    07/06/2016 12:39:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 7/6/2016, 6:14 AM | Elad Benari
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    07/05/2016 6:18:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 7-2-16 | Ruthie Blum
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