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  • Pope to meet Jordan King Abdullah

    12/16/2017 9:10:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 16 December 2017 10:09 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Pope Francis will meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the Vatican next week, the Holy See announced on Friday, as Palestinians continue to clash with Israeli forces over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. […] The pope and King Abdullah, the custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City, are likely to discuss the situation, though the Vatican never indicates topics of discussion for such meetings in advance. On Sunday, the pope called for “respect of the status quo” in Jerusalem and warned against “a new spiral of violence”. Abdullah has denounced the...
  • Fifty years of the Two-State Solution Blackmail

    12/16/2017 4:40:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12-15-17 | , 15/12/17 00:05
    Under the British Mandate, “Palestinian” was the term for JEW! Speaking after the visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Brussels, the EU’s foreign policy chief, Frederica Mogherini made an astonishing declaration of ignorance. Again. “We always say that the Two State Solution is the only realistic one,” she said. “I have not heard by anyone or from anyone, not only in the last weeks but in the last decades any other idea than two States to preserve Israeli security. The Palestinians need to have their own country under their own authority.” One reinforced with Hamas weaponized by Iran and...
  • Trump, Jerusalem, Arabs, Muslims

    12/16/2017 4:21:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12-14-17 | Dr. Mordechai Kedar
    Is Trump aware of the Arafat-inspired mantra that calls for "a million shaheeds to march on Jerusalem"? Trump's declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital city aroused, unsurprisingly, a massive wave of opposition in the Arab and Islamic world for two main reasons – one religious and one nationalist. The religious reason is rooted in Islam's conception of itself as a faith whose mission is to bring both Judaism and Christianity to an end, inheriting all that was once Jewish or Christian: Land, places of worship and people. In Islam's worldview, Falestin in its entirely belongs to Muslims alone because both...
  • Turkey hits back, saying Israel 'massacres thousands of Palestinians'

    12/15/2017 11:18:41 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 10, 2017 | Raphael Ahren
    ..."It is not possible to take seriously the allegations and accusations made by a mentality which massacred thousands of Palestinians, turned the lands of the Palestinians into an open-air prison, in order to suppress its guilt," Erdogan's spokesperson Ibrahim Kal?n said... Israel disregards international law, has "occupied Palestinian people's hundreds-of-years-old homeland and systematically violates United Nations resolutions," ...adding that Israel "must first account for its own actions." "Those, who think they will make Al-Quds, our first Qibla, the capital of the occupying state, are wasting their time. Israeli authorities should end the occupation of Palestinian lands instead of attacking our...
  • Hungary says it keeps Jews safe by keeping out Muslim immigrants

    12/15/2017 4:41:57 PM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Florida Jewish News ^ | 12-15-17 | Cnaan Liphshiz
    BUDAPEST (JTA)-At a conference about anti-Semitism in Europe, senior Hungarian officials said the absence of violence against Jews in their country owed to its refusal to admit Muslim immigrants. The assertion, which at least one Jewish expert on anti-Semitism disputed, came amid criticism of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing government by other European leaders of his immigration policy, and a dispute between the Hungarian leader and some Jewish community leaders who accuse Orban of encouraging or tolerating anti-Semitic rhetoric. Whereas other European countries have seen jihadist terrorist attacks against Jews and others in recent years, "Hungary has been consistently able...
  • French Synagogues Closing as Jews Flee Anti-Semitism

    12/15/2017 4:39:45 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    CBN ^ | 12-15-2017 | Dale Hurd
    French Jews are fleeing parts of the Paris suburbs to escape anti-Semitic hostility, the levels of which have not been seen since World War Two, reports the Paris newspaper 20 Minutes. The paper says the exodus from Seine-Saint-Denis is so great that many synagogues have closed due to lack of attendees Rabbi Moshe Lewin told Breitbart he might be one of the last Jewish leaders in Seine-Saint-Denis. Lewin said, "What upsets me is that in some areas of France, Jews can no longer live peacefully, and that just five minutes from my home, some are forced to hide their kippas...
  • The Iranian Plan to Destroy America's Allies

    12/15/2017 12:10:24 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 03 Nov 2017 03:51 PM | Lela Gilbert
    Have the ancient Christian communities in northern Iraq fallen prey to Iran’s radical Islamist aspirations?Will Iran be permitted to complete its “Shi’a Crescent” or “land bridge,” stretching from Tehran through Iraq, into Syria and on into Lebanon, where Iran’s proxy Hezbollah already asserts enormous power? Is President Donald Trump’s bold assertion that Iran will be denied hegemony in the Middle East being refuted by the facts on the ground? Just last week, I wrote about the renewed hope that surged across displaced Christian communities in Iraq’s Nineveh Plain following Vice President Mike Pence’s encouraging speech at an Washington D.C. event.
  • Boeing Execs Head to Iran as Congress Cracks Down on Tehran’s Use of Planes For Terror

    12/15/2017 5:43:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 13, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Executives from major airplane manufacturers Boeing and AirBus will reportedly head to Iran next week to hammer down multi-billion dollar deals to sell the Islamic Republic a new fleet of commercial planes amid a congressional crackdown on Tehran's continued use of commercial aircraft to transport weapons and terrorist fighters across the region. As controversy continues to swirl around Boeing's and AirBus's efforts to sell Iran a fleet of new jets, Congress has taken steps to mandate the U.S. government release public reports outlining Tehran's continued use of commercial aircraft for illicit terrorism purposes.
  • Erdogan says Turkey starting initiatives at U.N. to annul U.S. decision on Jerusalem

    12/15/2017 10:43:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 12/15/17 | Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay
    Speaking to crowds gathered in the central Anatolian city of Konya via teleconference, Erdogan said Turkey would first seek annulment of the move in the Security Council, and if that failed it would try at the UN General Assembly. On Wednesday, Muslim leaders convened in Istanbul and condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
  • Israeli Intel Minister to Saudi Media: Israel Can Strike Iranian Missile Plants in Lebanon, Syria

    12/15/2017 5:09:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Ha'aertz ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Hagar Shezaf
    Israeli Intel Minister to Saudi Media: Israel Can Strike Iranian Missile Plants in Lebanon, 'As Is Happening in Syria' Yisrael Katz invites Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to visit Israel Describing Saudi Arabia as leader of Arab world, Katz proposes that kingdom would be sponsor of Israeli-Palestinian peace process A satellite photo shows the extent of damage caused by the alleged Israeli strike on an Iranian military base in Syria Intelligence Affairs Minister Yisrael Katz told Saudi Arabian media that Israel will act to prevent an Iranian military presence in Lebanon on Wednesday, and invited Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince...
  • Family of Miss Iraq flee country after photo posted with Miss Israel

    12/15/2017 4:50:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-14-17
    JERUSALEM — The family of Iraq’s contestant in the Miss Universe Pageant have left the country due to threats to their lives over her modeling in a bikini and posting on social media photos taken with Miss Israel. Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, lives in the United States and the rest of her family has now fled the country, Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, told Hadashot news. Gandelsman said she has been in touch with Idan since the pageant and that the two women have a special relationship. During the competition in Tokyo in November, Miss Israel, Gandelsman and Idan posed for...
  • Russia’s Gazprom begins construction of Turkey pipeline

    05/08/2017 10:22:14 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    KOM News ^ | 8 May 2017 | none stated
    Map of the planned Turkish Stream (Wikipedia). Russia’s Gazprom has begun constructing the first stage of the Turkish Stream pipeline that will run gas from southern Russia across the Black Sea to Turkey, Reuters reported on Sunday.Switzerland’s Allseas Group S.A has begun laying pipes on the Russian shore of Black Sea. The pipeline will when completed by the end of 2019 allow the state-owned Gazprom company to send gas direct to southern Europe through the Turkish Stream while bypassing Ukraine.The Turkish Stream intergovernmental agreement was signed in October 2016 after having been halted for almost a year following the shootdown...
  • Trump’s actions have confirmed historical truth

    12/14/2017 6:37:32 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17 | Mark Silverberg
    In 1929, the Supreme Moslem Council’s publication: "A Brief Guide to the Haram Al-Sharif," stated on p. 4 that "(The Temple Mount’s) identity with the site of Solomon’s Temple is beyond dispute." What President Trump did on December 6th was to recognize an historical reality by making Jerusalem the capital of the State of Israel - an act especially important given the efforts of the Palestinians to delegitimize the Jewish people's historical connection to the City of David. His announcement simply acknowledges reality, buries the false assumptions of the old “peace process”, and puts forth a new approach. The Palestinians...
  • Nazareth cancels Christmas celebrations over Trump's Israel decision/Nazareth to observe most

    12/14/2017 5:29:46 PM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Fox News /Jerusalem Post ^ | 12*14-17 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang /BEN LYNFIELD
    Nazareth cancels Christmas celebrations over Trump's Israel decision. by Lucia I. Suarez Sang Fox News Just like during the original Christmas, Jesus' birth will not be celebrated in Nazareth this year -- though this time, it's being blamed on President Trump. Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has caused a backlash in the region, particularly among Muslims, and the reaction's reverberated to Nazareth, where the town's mayor, Ali Salam, announced Thursday that all planned Christmas events would be canceled. “Our identity and faith cannot be bargained,” Salam, a Muslim, said, according to 10 News. “[Trump’s] decision...
  • Trump Is Right: Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital. Now Let’s Divide It.

    12/14/2017 4:36:51 PM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | December 10, 2017 | Benyamin Moalem
    President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last week was met with a predictably mixed response. There was celebration across the political spectrum in Israel, protests among Palestinians and the rest of the Middle East and reactions ranging from concern to opposition throughout much of the rest of the world. But far too much significance is being given to the president’s announcement. Jerusalem has been Israel’s capital since before 1967 and all three branches of the Israeli government sit there. And, while Israelis should be happy that they are no longer treated differently than the rest of...
  • ISIS releases sick propaganda poster of Donald Trump ... kneeling before Jihadi executioner

    12/14/2017 2:36:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    (UK) Sun ^ | December 12, 2017 | Jon Lockett
    Complete Headline: ISIS releases sick propaganda poster of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu kneeling before Jihadi John-style executioner ISIS fanatics have unveiled a sickening poster of US President Donald Trump kneeling in front of a hooded Jihadi John-style executioner. Outspoken Trump and Israel's leader Benjamin Netanyahu are depicted as doomed prisoners in front of the Al-Aqsa mosque - a controversial holy site in Jerusalem. The shocking image was released as fanatics pledged to carry out lone wolf attacks on US soil in terrifying propaganda pamphlets circulating online.
  • CAIR and Muslim Groups to Hold HUGE RALLY in Washington DC to Protest Trump’s...

    12/14/2017 7:59:40 AM PST · by yoe · 67 replies
    Truth Uncensored ^ | December 13, 2017 | By Lauren Richardson
    ...Jerusalem MoveLeave it to CAIR, who is one of 82 groups from around the world that was (designated) as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates, placing it in the company of Al Qaeda and ISIS – to organize a protest against President Donald Trump.
  • US F-22 Raptors fire flares, chase Russian fighters out of deconfliction zone over Syria

    12/14/2017 11:10:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/14/2017 | by Jamie McIntyre
    A pair of U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighters fired flares to chase two Russian Su-25 fighter jets out of restricted airspace over Syria on Wednesday, a Pentagon official confirmed Thursday. The aerial encounter occurred when the Russian jets strayed into airspace east of the Euphrates River, putting them on the wrong side of a "deconfliction zone" established between Moscow and Washington to avoid confrontation in the skies over Syria. The Russian jets immediately left the area after the intercept and warning flares from the F-22s, an official confirmed to the Washington Examiner. The Pentagon could not provide an...
  • The State Department is boycotting Trump’s Jerusalem policy

    12/14/2017 12:56:00 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Seth Lipsky
    Now that President Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, what will the State Department do? It resents Israel and has been fighting the Jewish state for years. Is it ready to comply? Don’t bet on it. That’s my advice. Foggy Bottom is the worst swamp in Washington, haunted by the ghost of Loy Henderson, the diplomat who tried to defeat the very idea of Israel. He lost decisively 70 years ago, when the United Nations voted to partition Palestine, clearing the way for a Jewish state. And, in May 1948, when President Harry Truman recognized Israel 11...
  • Jordanian pilot to passengers: 'We're now flying over Jerusalem, Palestine's capital'

    12/13/2017 10:24:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 12.13.17, 18:28 | Itay Blumenthal, Roi Kais
    Pilot Yousef Dajah widely praised in Jordan after he told his passengers that their Amman-NY flight path would take them over “Jerusalem, capital of Palestine”; “He knew there were many Americans on the flight, but he did it anyway,” says co-pilot.The pilot of a Royal Jordanian fight enjoyed praise in his country after he announced to passengers on the in-flight PA system that the plane was flying over “Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine” and along the Palestine Mediterranean coast. His announcement on flight RJ216 from Amman to NYC was greeted with enthusiastic applause by the passengers and a recording of...