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  • UNRWA schoolbooks in Gaza stress jihad, martyrdom, denial of Israel, and return of “refugees” by

    10/30/2014 8:20:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/30/14 | Robert Spencer
    And the schoolbooks are just one small part of the UNRWA/Hamas symbiosis in Gaza. “As usual, the question is – is anyone listening?” Apparently not Malala Yousafzai. “UNRWA-Hamas Symbiosis Detailed in New Film,” Arutz Sheva, October 29, 2014 (thanks to Inexion): In a new documentary video entitled UNRWA Goes to War, journalist David Bedein builds a seemingly incontestable case against UNRWA, showing the close symbiotic relations between it and the terror group Hamas. The video shows that not only did UNRWA schools serve as repositories for rockets in the last Gaza war, and not only were rockets launched from places...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Obama’s Unprecedented Attack on Israel

    10/30/2014 6:00:06 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 29 replies
    Time ^ | 30 Oct 14 | Sen Ted Cruz
    This week, the world was treated to yet another embarrassing display of the Obama administration’s incompetent foreign policy. According to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, various anonymous officials referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as both “a chicken****” and “a coward.” While these indefensible comments have received the lion’s share of media attention, the substantive remarks about Iran were even more troubling. Goldberg wrote that another senior official claimed that due to their pressure on Netanyahu, it is now “too late” for Israel to stop Iran from amassing an “atomic arsenal.” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told the White...
  • Labour’s first Jewish leader is losing the Jewish vote (support "on the brink of collapse")

    10/31/2014 8:16:29 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 9 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 30 Oct 2014 | Dan Hodges
    It isn’t just Maureen Lipman. This morning the actress and comedienne has announced she will not be voting Labour at the next election. “Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse” she writes in Standpoint magazine, “just when the anti-Semitism in France, Denmark, Norway, Hungary is mounting savagely, just when our cemeteries and synagogues and shops are once again under threat. Just when the virulence against a country defending itself, against 4,000 rockets and 32 tunnels inside its borders, as it has every right to do under the Geneva Convention, had been swept aside by the real pestilence of...
  • Israeli leftist newspaper’s political cartoon sparks outrage over 9/11 imagery

    10/31/2014 7:03:30 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/31/2014 | Ed Hornick
    An editorial cartoon in Israel’s Haaretz newspaper is drawing criticism for using Sept. 11 imagery to depict U.S.-Israel relations under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In it, a character resembling Netanyahu is seen flying a small plane into a building that resembles a World Trade Center tower. An American flag flies atop the skyscraper. The cartoon, which appeared Thursday, comes after the Israeli leader was reportedly criticized by an Obama administration official as being a "chickensh**"...
  • How Sweden Saved the Middle East by Recognizing Palestine... But Who Will Save Sweden?

    10/31/2014 4:16:57 AM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 31, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    On Thursday, Sweden finally solved all the problems in the Middle East by recognizing the State of Palestine. For decades all the instability in the region had been blamed on the lack of a PLO state. Foreign policy experts stood in line to tell us all that the only thing that could end terrorism in the Middle East was a terrorist state. .... It was a plan so crazy that it was bound to either work or kill a lot of people. Mostly it’s done the latter. .... Sweden’s new Palestine not only dispensed with elections, routing the business of...
  • Officials Reveal US is Cozying Up to Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas

    10/31/2014 12:42:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-29-14 | Ari Yashar
    The same Tuesday night that a senior official in US President Barack Obama's administration was quoted calling Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "chickens**t," yet more officials indicated the US is warming up to cooperation with Iran - the Islamic regime seeking nuclear weapons that has repeatedly declared its desire to destroy Israel. Senior US and Arab officials were cited by the Wall Street Journal saying that in recent months, America and Iran have grown closer through cooperation against their "common enemy", the Islamic State (ISIS), as well as over a shared interest in "stability" in Iraq and Afghanistan. American officials revealed...
  • Anti-Israel Group Advocates Illegal Disruption Of 'Zionist Normalization' Assemblies

    10/30/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 6 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10.30.2014
    Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) are taking their disdain for the Jewish State to the next level. Having conducted anti-Israel demonstrations on college campuses across North America; intimidating Jewish students as well as sponsoring some of the most vehement anti-Semitic voices in America, SJP is now adding breaking the law to their resume. The education watchdog group AMCHA initiative uncovered an internal SJP document revealing a plan to disrupt all pro-Israel events, behavior that is illegal under all U.S. states’ laws. The document, approved by the membership of Binghamton University (SUNY)’s SJP group, states that if over six SJP...
  • Bennett to Sky News: Don't Sit in London and Call Us Apartheid

    10/30/2014 7:41:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 10/30/14 | Ben Ariel
    Referring to Israel as an “apartheid state” is a “blatant lie”, Economy Minister and Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said on Thursday. Bennett gave a series of interviews to international media outlets and, in one of these interviews, was asked by a Sky News interviewer whether he is “worried” that the term “apartheid” is being used by some British parliamentarians in reference to Israel.
  • Netanyahu Blasts Obama Admin for Cursing Him

    10/30/2014 5:55:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 125 replies
    CBN ^ | October 30, 2014 | CBNNews.com
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he's under fire because he won't compromise the safety of Israel. "When there is pressure on Israel to give up on its security, the easiest thing is to give up," Arutz Sheva quoted Netanyahu's response at the Knesset. "As prime minister, I stand for the security of Israel," he continued. "The life of every single citizen and soldier matters to me, and I am not prepared to make comprises that will endanger our country." "Our interests are not on the minds of those who attack us -- or me -- personally,"...
  • Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden

    10/30/2014 11:25:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 30, 2014 1:53 PM EDT | Karl Ritter
    Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, and Israel swiftly reacted by withdrawing its ambassador from Stockholm in protest. Coming during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel’s plans to build 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem, the move by Sweden’s new left-leaning government reflects growing international impatience with Israel’s nearly half-century control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and its blockade of the Gaza Strip. …
  • IDF: Threat from Hezbollah greater than Gaza

    10/30/2014 10:31:49 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    www.jpost.com ^ | 10/30/2014 | Yaakov Lappin
    Hezbollah is many times more dangerous than the terrorist organizations in Gaza, Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan, the outgoing head of the IDF’s Northern Command, told Army Radio on Wednesday. He warned Israelis not to expect the same level of air defense cover that the South and Center of the country received during the war with Hamas in Gaza City this summer...
  • Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

    10/30/2014 9:28:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 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 · 68 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 · 11 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 · 24 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 · 21 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 · 53 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 · 15 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 · 10 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 · 91 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 · 18 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...