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  • Condolences Page Created For Shimon Peres

    09/28/2016 12:40:40 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 28, 2016 | Joel Leyden
    Condolences Page Created For Shimon PeresBy Israel News Agency StaffJerusalem, Israel — September 28, 2016 … With tears we confirm the passing of former President, Prime Minister Shimon Peres. Israel has lost a founding father, a light for peace. A Condolence Page has been created at Shimon Peres CondolencesThe Shimon Peres condolences page was established on Facebook and will be maintained for several years on both Facebook and on a private Website. Shimon Peres was one of the founders of the State of Israel, and was instrumental in building and developing Israel’s defense and security industry, establishing the IDF, developing...
  • Obama to attend Peres funeral, says ‘a light has gone out’

    09/27/2016 11:44:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 28, 2016, 8:07 am | Raphael Ahren
    Moments after news of Shimon Peres’s death emerged early Wednesday morning, eulogies began pouring in from world leaders from across the globe. “There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people,” US President Barack Obama, who is expected to attend the late president’s funeral Friday, said in a statement. […] “A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us...
  • Researchers Reconstruct Early Version of Old Testament Text From Burned Scroll

    09/27/2016 10:46:48 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ
    From a charred Hebrew scroll, researchers resurrected one of the earliest known versions of the Old Testament using a new digital reconstruction technique that may prove invaluable in revealing words from other previously unreadable finds, said scientists who plan to make the imaging software freely available. In research published in Science Advances Wednesday, computer analysts at the University of Kentucky in Lexington detailed the technology they used to reveal text within a roll of parchment reduced to charcoal in a burning synagogue 1,500 years ago, “virtually unwrapping” the scroll without ever actually touching the artifact. While important to archaeologists, the...
  • Shimon Peres, Israeli statesman and Nobel laureate, dies at 93

    09/27/2016 8:15:21 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-27-2016 | Robin Shulman
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  • Shimon Peres, Former President of Israel, Dies at 93

    09/27/2016 8:13:41 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 9/27/16 | Time??
    The lifetime of Shimon Peres, who died Tuesday at age 93 after suffering a stroke on Sept. 13, spans the lifetime of the state of Israel. Born in Belarus, his family moved to Tel Aviv when he was 11, more than a decade before the country was founded. He lived on a kibbutz, when those communal settlements and a utopian, leftist ideology defined the nascent state. He also served in the pre-independence militia that became the Israeli Defense Forces, the institution that would ultimately define Israeli society. A hawk in the early decades of the country’s existence, Peres was a...
  • Former Israeli leader Shimon Peres dies aged 93

    09/27/2016 7:23:45 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies
    The Guardian.com ^ | 9/27/16 | Peter Beaumont
    Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s defining political figures and a Nobel peace prize laureate, has died at the age of 93, two weeks after having a stroke, the official Israel News Agency has confirmed. Peres had twice served as prime minister of Israel and later as the country’s ninth president. He had been seriously ill on a respirator in an Israeli hospital near Tel Aviv and died after his condition deteriorated sharply.
  • Hillary Clinton is not a friend of Israel

    09/27/2016 9:57:10 AM PDT · by Lera · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/27/16 | Aviel Sheyin-Stevens
    Hillary Clinton has a lifetime of anti-Israel positions. She said she was a big supporter of Israel when she was in the U.S. Senate, when she needed campaign contributions from American Jews and New York's Jewish voting bloc. She has not been pro-Israel since her resignation from the Senate to become Secretary of State in January 2009. When Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State, she helped Barack Obama craft his anti-Israel positions. Like other presidents, Obama made his own policy; he fundamentally transformed America's foreign policy. He reoriented America's Middle East policy in favor of the ayatollahs, to make...
  • Terror victim remembers Clinton's 'inhuman coldness'

    09/27/2016 8:37:42 AM PDT · by Lera · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/27/16 | Gil Ronen
    Yossi Tzur, who lost his son, Assaf, in a terror bus bombing, has unpleasant memories from his meeting with Hillary Clinton. He shared them with his Facebook friends Tuesday morning. "On 2003 My son, Assaf, almost 17-years old, was killed in a terror attack in Haifa, Israel, attack orchestrated by Hamas," he wrote. "On 2004, I went with a delegation of families of terror victims to the US, we talked to decision makers, in Congress, Senate and others, the time was when the debate over Israel right for a security fence was at its peak. Israel was taken to the...
  • Egyptian official mocks Abbas ‘stupidity,’ says Fatah ‘screwed’ in leaked call

    09/27/2016 4:43:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 26, 2016
    Intelligence officer, allegedly speaking with PA chief’s ousted rival Dahlan, laments state of Palestinian leadership, says Abbas ‘has nothing to offer’ A top Egyptian intelligence official is heard mocking Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in a newly leaked phone call with a chief rival of the PA leader, characterizing him as old and stupid and saying the Fatah party is “screwed” under his leadership. According to the Middle East Eye, the comments were made by Major General Wael el-Safty, an officer in Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate in charge of Palestinian affairs, during a conversation with Fatah’s Mohammad Dahlan. In excerpts...
  • Ending the Palestinian Exception-U.S. finally ready to lay the "two-state solution" to rest?

    09/27/2016 4:34:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | September 27, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Ahead of Monday night’s first presidential debate, Rudolph Giuliani – former New York mayor and Republican nominee Donald Trump’s current adviser – spoke at the Israeli American Council’s annual conference. Four days of intense debate preparation with Trump preceded the talk. Giuliani insisted the time has come for the US to “reject the whole notion of a two-state solution in Israel.” It can only be hoped that regardless of who prevails in November, Giuliani’s statement will become the official position of the next US administration. . In his speech before the UN General Assembly last week PLO and Fatah chief...
  • Amir Peretz: I'm going to be Prime Minister

    09/27/2016 3:16:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/9/16 | Yoel Domb
    Amir Peretz says he is ready to conquer the seat of Prime Minister after he recaptures the Labor party leadership. Peretz spoke to the legal journal Orech Din about his plans to win the premiership. Peretz is convinced that the next Prime Minister will not be Netanyahu and sees himself as a worthy successor. However, he must first garner internal support in the Labor party. "I have begun a new journey, a journey between Afikim, Afeka, and Ofakim", said Peretz, referencing towns representing all strata of Israeli society. "This journey is meant to break the ethnic barriers which have been...
  • Israeli firm rumoured to have helped FBI hack into iPhone claims it can unlock any smartphone

    09/27/2016 12:11:06 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    international Business Times ^ | September 26, 2016 | By Agamoni Ghosh
    The company says it can hack into an iPhone 7 as well depending on the data required. Israeli firm Cellebrite, which is believed to have helped the FBI crack an iPhone 5C used by San Bernardino attacker Syed Farook, now claims it can decrypt and extract data from any phone in the world. The company said that it has the biggest research and development team in the sector and that the team is up-to-date with the latest technology. A BBC report details how the firm – that helps the police gain access to data on smartphones belonging to suspected criminals...
  • Obama at the UN: Why he was right...almost

    09/26/2016 5:25:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | September 25th, 2016 | Dr. Martin Sherman
    …a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself…Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject incitement and recognize the legitimacy of Israel, but Israel recognizes that it cannot permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land. – Barack Hussein Obama, UN General Assembly Sept. 20, 2016 I should imagine that the title of this article—ostensibly laudatory towards Obama—may raise eyebrows among some of my regular readers. But patience—I urge you to reserve judgement. As is usual with Obama’s prepared appearances, his Tuesday address to the UN General Assembly was an eloquent concoction of soaring rhetoric and banal platitudes, of...
  • Holidays, Motivation and Shaheeds (islamic terrorism)

    09/25/2016 9:50:55 PM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/25/16 | Dr. Mordechai Kedar
    These holidays are the culmination of a period in which religion, faith in Allah, stringent observance of the commandments and the avoidance of sin, in addition to the vilification of infidels, are paramount. The new wave of knife stabbing terror in Israel this past week, almost in sync with the terror attacks in the USA, raises the question: "Why now?" The most facile answer is pointing to the Muslim "Id al Adha" - "holiday of offering" - that also took place last week. The holiday has great significance for Muslims because their entire calendar has only two holidays, both of...
  • READOUT OF DONALD J. TRUMP'S MEETING WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

    09/25/2016 11:26:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 9-25-2016 | Donald J. Trump
    READOUT OF DONALD J. TRUMP'S MEETING WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU NEW YORK, NY - Donald J. Trump met privately today with Prime Minister Netanyahu for over an hour at Mr. Trump's residence in Trump Tower. The two have known each other for many years and had the opportunity to discuss many topics important to both countries. Mr. Trump and the Prime Minister discussed the special relationship between America and Israel and the unbreakable bond between the two countries. The topics of military assistance, security and regional stability were addressed. Mr. Trump agreed that the military assistance provided to...
  • Trump to Netanyahu: I would recognize undivided Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    09/25/2016 10:40:31 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that if elected, the United States would recognize an undivided Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. The eighty-minute meeting was held in the business mogul's eponymous towers in downtown Manhattan. Netanyahu is set to meet with Democratic presidential nominee Clinton at around 6:00 pm EST (2200 GMT).
  • The Four Stages of Islamic Conquest

    09/25/2016 1:25:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies
    STAGE 1: INFILTRATIONMuslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle. - First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country. - Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society. - Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’). - High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population. - Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture. - Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime. - Threatened legal action for...
  • Kerry is 'optimistic'

    09/24/2016 3:59:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/16
    US Secretary of State John Kerry said that in his opinion, it is possible for Israel and the PA to come to political agreements in the coming months, before US President Obama leaves his office. Kerry began his meeting with Netanyahu by saying that the US is concerned about security and stability in the Middle East, and feels obligated to protect the two-state solution (as he put it). "We hope to find a way to take advantage of our friendship and advance what we believe to be the top priority in ensuring Israel's security and creating new relationships in the...
  • Energy Minister: Arabs prefer monetary compensation to land

    09/24/2016 3:55:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/16
    Energy Minister MK Yuval Steinitz (Likud) expressed his support for the Regulation Law that is intended to legalize the construction of homes on land claimed to be private Arab land - although no one has claimed it - by allowing for compensation, and warned that the destruction of Amona would be a "tragedy." "It's not about going around the law, but about changing it," Steinitz told Channel 10. "This tragedy will cause losses to everyone. The Jews will lose their homes, and the Arabs will lose the compensation that they could have received, worth millions of shekels. The Palestinian Authority...
  • Trump advisor against expelling Jews

    09/24/2016 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/16
    David Friedman, Trump's top advisor, came out against claims that Jewish rule in Judea and Samaria would hurt the rest of Israel's Jews by diluting the Jewish character of the country. "Right now, 75% of the population within the Green Line is Jewish," Friedman said, in a video publicized by Channel 2. "There are 400,000 Jews in Judea and Samaria, as well as another 400,000 in eastern Jerusalem. And it's funny, but the Arab birthrate is declining." According to Friedman, there is a trend of Arabs leaving Judea and Samaria, with their names remaining on the property deeds. "So if...
  • Unmasking George Soros and His Antagonism Toward Israel

    09/24/2016 7:31:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    Billionaire George Soros generally does not hide the fact that he uses the considerable funds at his disposal to support his extremist, leftist ideals. So when he does hide something, it should raise some serious questions. A series of leaked documents recently revealed that Soros’ philanthropy network, the Open Society Foundations, has been giving money to a number of anti-Israel organizations with the goal of smearing the Israeli government and undercutting its relationship with the United States. Even worse, these documents showed that while the Soros network was systematically and methodically doling out its funds to these controversial groups, it...
  • Russia Issues New “R.O.E.” in Syria: Any Aircraft Threatening the Syrian Army WILL BE SHOT DOWN

    09/23/2016 2:25:54 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 103 replies
    MyDailyInformer.com ^ | 21SEP2016 | Staff Writer
    After the United States and "Coalition" aircraft attacked Syrian Army positions "by mistake" – which killed 62 and injured over 100 Syrian Soldiers – Russia says the next mistake will be the pilot's last, as new Rules of Engagement are now in effect. Two days ago, on 17 September, US-led coalition jets bombed Syrian government forces’ positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing 62 troops and "paving the way" for Islamic State militants, the Syrian Army General Command told the state television. The bombing took place on al-Tharda Mountain in the region of Deir ez-Zor and caused casualties...
  • The Great IDF Captains Crisis (Israel can't retain army officers)

    09/23/2016 8:56:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Israel Defense ^ | September 22, 2016 | Amir Rapaport
    The regular (permanent) service cadre of IDF is currently undergoing one of the most severe crises in its history. At the same time, the IDF conducts a training exercise and issues a massive technological tender. It is one of the most troubling issues as far as the Israeli defense establishment is concerned, but no one will speak about it publicly: the regular (permanent) service cadre of IDF is currently undergoing one of the most severe crises in its history. Some of the indications of this crisis: IDF seem unable to staff numerous positions normally staffed by officers at captain's rank,...
  • Abbas seeks British apology for 1917 Jewish homeland declaration

    09/23/2016 3:27:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    France 24 ^ | 9/23/16 | Staff
    Britain should apologize for its 1917 declaration endorsing the founding of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and should recognize Palestine as a state, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. Abbas said that the Palestinian people had suffered greatly because of the Balfour Declaration, in which Britain said it favoured the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine but that this should not undermine the rights of others living there. “We ask Great Britain, as we approach 100 years since this infamous declaration, to draw the necessary lessons and to bear...
  • Accept Palestine or face ‘sea of hatred,’ Jordanian king warns Israel

    09/21/2016 11:02:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 21, 2016, 4:18 pm | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Jordan’s King Abdullah warned Israel would find itself in “a sea of hatred” if it did not accept a Palestinian state, while also condemning Muslim terrorists from the United Nations rostrum Tuesday. Speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, Abdullah spoke of the importance of peace between Israel and Palestinians, blaming the ongoing conflict for continued unrest in the region. “No injustice has spread more bitter fruit than the denial of a Palestinian state. I say: Peace is a conscious decision,” the king said. “Israel has to embrace peace or eventually be engulfed in a sea of hatred...
  • Obama to Netanyahu: Settlement Construction Is Threatening the Two-state Solution (final meeting)

    09/21/2016 12:42:02 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 55 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 21, 2016 9:58 PM | Barak Ravid
    In New York meeting, which lasted about half an hour, Obama raised 'profound U.S. concerns about the corrosive effect' of settlement activity, American official says, adding that Netanyahu pushed back.'They've never papered over their differences,' he says. New York – U.S. President Barack Obama told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday that continued construction at the Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is threatening the future of the two-state solution. According to a senior American official, in their half-hour long meeting in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Obama raised "profound U.S. concerns...
  • UC Berkeley Rescinds Suspension of Controversial ‘Antisemitic Anti-Israel’ Course Without Any

    09/20/2016 6:29:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    algemeiner.com ^ | 9/20/16 | Lea Speyer
    A controversial “anti-Zionism” class at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) was reinstated on Monday without any substantial changes to the course material, The Algemeiner has learned. Despite claims by UC Berkeley officials that the syllabus of “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis” underwent revision, a close examination of the new syllabus by The Algemeiner reveals only minor changes and that the same anti-Israel literature will be studied as previously listed. In addition, the language of the course description was modified to remove the admission that the course would be “exploring the possibility of decolonization,” as originally stated. It now...
  • Israelis believe Trump better for Israel - but prefer Clinton

    09/20/2016 3:51:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/9/16 | David Rosenberg
    Israelis believe Republican presidential nominee would be better for Israel than his rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, yet narrowly favor the Democrat in this November’s election. According to a poll conducted by Panels on behalf of the Knesset Channel, by a margin of 6 points Israelis are more likely to believe that a Trump presidency would be better for Israel than a Clinton one. While neither candidate received a majority, 44% said Trump would be better for Israel, compared to 38% for Clinton. Despite that, however, 43% of Israelis said that were they able to participate in the...
  • Trump Calls On US To Profile Terrorists Like Israel

    09/20/2016 3:26:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 20, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's time we started having an adult conversation about Islamic terror. The usual happy talk from politicians certainly isn't working. This is a problem that needs to be addressed intelligently and at the source. And that means zooming in on the problem. Following the bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, Donald Trump praised Israel's use of profiling and said the U.S. needed to do it as well. “In Israel they profile. They’ve done an unbelievable job as good as you can do … and they’ll profile. They see somebody that’s suspicious they will profile. They will...
  • Abbas and Kerry discuss 'two-state solution'

    09/19/2016 2:48:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/9/16 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday met Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in New York, where the two discussed the “two-state solution”. “The Secretary and President Abbas discussed regional challenges and constructive ideas for the way forward to support our shared goal of a two-state solution,” said State Department spokesman John Kirby. “Kerry stressed the United States’ commitment to this issue and his concern over trends on the ground, including the recent surge in violence and ‎settlement activity,” added Kirby, who said the two “agreed on the importance of continuing to work with key partners to advance...
  • Ron Paul: Why Are We Sending $38 Billion to Rich and Powerful Israel?

    09/19/2016 7:00:04 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 89 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | September 19, 2016 | Ron Paul
    Last week’s announcement of a record-breaking US aid package for Israel underscores how dangerously foolish and out-of-touch is our interventionist foreign policy. Over the next ten years, the US taxpayer will be forced to give Israel some $38 billion dollars in military aid. It is money we cannot afford going to a country that needs no assistance to maintain its status as the most powerful military in the Middle East. All US foreign aid is immoral and counterproductive. As I have often said, it is money taken from poor people in the US and sent to rich people overseas. That...
  • Federally Funded Anti-Semitism

    09/19/2016 6:37:18 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 16, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    We’ve reported on the movement on college campuses to apply boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against entities that invest in the state of Israel. As well, we’ve shown the anti-Semitism in this campaign. Now, a former intern of our sister organization, Accuracy in Media, has connected the dots and shows that you are paying for the BDS campaign in federal taxes. "In October 2014, more than $3.3 million of federal grant money was awarded to Middle East 'National Resource Centers' (NRCs) at 16 universities throughout our nation under a statute called Title VI of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA),"...
  • Trump advisor: Aid to Israel won’t be limited by MOU

    09/18/2016 9:56:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    San Diego Jewish World ^ | September 16, 2016 | Elad Benari
    The United States will not be limited by the new $38 billion 10-year "memorandum of understanding" (MOU) in determining whether and how to increase security aid to Israel, Donald Trump's Israel advisor told the Jewish Insider website on Thursday. "Under a Trump administration, the level of strategic and tactical cooperation between the two countries will be of an unprecedented high level," Attorney David Friedman, who advises the Republican presidential nominee on U.S.-Israel affairs, told the website. "The U.S. will not be limited in its support for Israel by the terms of the MOU," he stressed. Friedman's comments come a day...
  • Anti-Semitism Flourishes At 'Safe Space' Social Justice Conference

    09/18/2016 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 9/18/16 | Jenna Lifhits
    Over at The Tower, San Diego State University student Anthony Berteaux describes the experience of two Jewish undergraduates who attended the University of California's Students of Color Conference—a self-branded "safe space"—only to be met with overpowering anti-Semitism. The conference, Berteaux writes, turned out to be a breeding ground for anti-Israel rhetoric, where progressive activists devoted to fighting discrimination "whitewashed" the history of the Jewish people with "no mention of the Holocaust" and made claims that "the state of Israel pays Jews to move to Israel to join the army and kill Palestinians." "I was made to feel uncomfortable and unwanted...
  • Reports: Russia gives Syria green light to shoot down Israeli planes

    09/18/2016 7:58:21 PM PDT · by Lera · 35 replies
    World Israel News ^ | September 15, 2016
    After Israel attacked the Assad regime's military positions in response to projectiles fired from Syria that exploded inside Israel, Russia called on Israel to show restraint and has allegedly given Syria permission to shoot down Israeli planes that cross into its territory. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on Israel to "show restraint" and to "avoid any provocations" in the Syrian Golan Heights. "There is the need to show restraint and not to allow any provocations in the Golan Heights," Lavrov said commenting on an airstrike carried out by the Israeli jets in Syria's Golan Heights on Tuesday, according...
  • [Israeli] Justice Minister: BDS movement is a terror organization

    09/18/2016 3:45:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 09/18/16 22:54
    Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) participated on Sunday in a conference held by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in New York. Speaking during the event, Shaked slammed the BDS movement, calling it “a new extension of terrorism.” “BDS is the new face of terror. While in Gaza [terrorists] are digging underground tunnels into Israel, the BDS movement is digging tunnels to undermine the foundations and values of Israel. We have to stop these tunnels as well.” …
  • Russia as the New Power Broker in the Mideast

    09/18/2016 7:45:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2016 | C. Hart
    The massive ten-year U.S. military aid package successfully negotiated between the White House and Israel, proves America’s continued commitment to Israel’s security. It ensures Israel’s QME (Qualitative Military Edge) over its enemies. And, provides U.S President Barack Obama with an incentive that Israeli leaders are worried about… a way of leveling the Middle East playing field. The Israelis are concerned that in Obama’s last days as president, after U.S. elections in November, and before the next American president enters the White House, he will align himself with those pushing the French Initiative -- a peace plan proposed this week that...
  • VIDEO KNIFE JIHAD in Israel: Four jihad terrorist attacks within hours.... 4 terrorists dead (TR)

    09/17/2016 9:30:56 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | September 17, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Islamic Jew-hatred — it’s in the Quran. Let the carpet bombing begin. Basta. They only thing they understand is strength. Netanyahu threatens Gaza terrorists with “downpour” if rocket attacks continue. Stop talking and start bombing. Israel will not tolerate any missiles or mortars being fired from either Syria or from Gaza and will respond with disproportionate force, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Thursday, a day after projectiles were fired at Israel from across both frontiers. Speaking in the southern Israeli city of Netivot on Thursday evening, Netanyahu said that the country will not continue to absorb rocket fire “not...
  • Republican senator: Israel made a mistake signing security deal (Lindsey Graham)

    09/17/2016 6:45:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 09/16/16 22:56 | Elad Benari
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who oversees the U.S. foreign aid budget, opined on Friday that Israel made a mistake by signing a new $38 billion security agreement with the Obama administration, The Associated Press reported. Graham said Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could have gotten a better deal if he had waited until President Barack Obama left office. He stated that there is ample support in Congress among Republicans and Democrats for providing Israel with more military aid. And a new U.S. president, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, would be more generous too, he said on a conference...
  • Clinton Adviser Sid Blumenthal’s New Cause: His Son’s Anti-Israel Book [Flashback]

    09/17/2016 5:14:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 11/6/13 | Rosie Gray
    A veteran confidant of Hillary Clinton has waded into a bitter argument over the explosive topic of Israel, defending his son’s intensely anti-Israel book from a liberal critic. Sidney Blumenthal, a former New Yorker writer turned Clinton adviser from the White House to the 2008 campaign, has been waging an online campaign against Nation columnist Eric Alterman for negatively reviewing his son Max Blumenthal’s book, Goliath. The book was described by Alterman, himself a frequent critic of Israel, as “awful” and something that “could have been published by the Hamas Book-of-the-Month Club (if it existed).” Clinton Foundation officials refused to...
  • Israel to Receive More Second-Hand F-15 Eagles in Massive New Aid Package

    09/16/2016 8:58:04 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    There has been much speculation about what exactly the massive military aid package between the US and Israel would include. Some reports stated that more F-15 Strike Eagle derivatives would be a part of it, along with dozens of F-35s. Now that the deal has been inked we know more about what it will actually includes and there are signs that long-pending fighter jet sales to Kuwait and Qatar are finally going to be cleared to move forward. If this turns out to be true it would offer a massive lifeline to Boeing’s struggling tactical jet production lines at its...
  • Despite relentless Obama criticism, settlements grew as much in his years as in Bush’s

    09/16/2016 1:21:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9/16/16 | Josef Federman
    JERUSALEM (AP) — In his landmark speech to the Arab world seven years ago, President Barack Obama warned that Israeli settlements on occupied territories were undermining hopes for peace. “It is time for these settlements to stop,” he declared. As Obama heads into the home stretch of his presidency, he leaves behind an unfulfilled vision. Not only did he fail to stop it, but he watched Israeli construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem thrive — despite repeated White House condemnations. According to Israeli government data obtained by The Associated Press, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed a wave...
  • Trump sends well wishes to Peres

    09/16/2016 3:36:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 9/16/16 | Elad Benari
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday sent a personal letter to Israel’s former President Shimon Peres, wishing him a speedy recovery from the stroke he suffered earlier this week. "Melania and I join well-wishers from around the globe in wishing you a swift recovery. You are among the last of a generation of leaders who fought for the right of the Jewish people to shape their own destiny and your legacy stands tall," Trump wrote to Peres, according to a statement from Peres’s office.
  • In leaked emails, Colin Powell says Israel has 200 nukes

    09/15/2016 3:41:42 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 111 replies
    Discussing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 2015 speech to Congress about the dangers posed by the Iranian nuclear deal, in an email he sent to US Democratic party donor Jeffrey Leeds, Powell wrote that he doubted the Iranian regime would use an atomic bomb even if it could get one, since “the boys in Tehran know Israel has 200, all targeted on Tehran, and we have thousands.”
  • BDS Threatens Palestinians

    09/15/2016 6:30:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 15, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Way back in the Big Band Era, even before my time, the Mills Brothers did a song called "You always hurt the one you love." The political Left in America should resurrect it and make it their theme song. Currently, they are trying to get anyone with capital to invest, including colleges and universities, to "Boycott, Divest and Sanction" Israel for its alleged crimes against Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. It apparently never occurred to them that, if they are successful, they will actually harm the Palestinians they claim their hearts bleed for. "In the Barkan...
  • US adds F-15 to $38 billion military aid package for Israel

    09/14/2016 10:11:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | 15 SEPTEMBER, 2016 | LEIGH GIANGRECO
    US and Israeli diplomats announced the largest military assistance package in US history on 14 September in a $38 billion, 10-year package that will deliver an assortment of American-designed weapon systems, including Lockheed Martin F-35 and Boeing F-15 fighters to Tel Aviv. The agreement, which takes effect on 1 October 2018, pledges $38 billion to Israel over the next decade, including $33 billion in foreign military financing funds and $5 billion for missile defense, US national security advisor Susan Rice said. In a surprise move, Rice added to the F-15E to the mix of weapon systems on the agenda for...
  • Obama and Israel cut Congress out of the aid game

    09/14/2016 4:03:38 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14 | Josh Rogin
    As part of a 10-year U.S.-Israel security aid agreement, the Israeli government has signed a letter promising to give back any additional money that Congress appropriates, effectively preventing Congress from giving Israel any more money than President Obama wants it to have. The White House will sign today a new 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israel that would increase U.S.-Israel security aid from $3.1 billion a year to $3.3 billion, starting in 2018. The deal would also include, for the first time, $500 million of annual missile defense funding, bringing the annual total to $3.8 billion. But Congress, in...
  • Historic defense pact between USA and Israel

    09/14/2016 3:39:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/9/16
    Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed the Israeli people this evening (Wednesday) ahead of the historic pact to be signed between America and Israel in which Israel is set to receive 38 billion dollars of military aid over the next 10 years. Netanyahu spoke in Hebrew and said that, "In one hour, an historic agreement will be signed between America and Israel. The agreement will ensure that an unprecedented amount of military aid be granted to Israel over the next decade. In his speech, Netanyahu noted that, "This is the largest package of military aide that the USA has ever granted to...
  • Israeli intellectuals to world Jewry: 'End the occupation' [liberal self-hatred]

    09/14/2016 12:41:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2016 12:58 PM EDT
    Hundreds of Israeli artists and intellectuals are urging world Jewry to challenge Israeli policy toward Palestinians. […] The 470 signatories include authors David Grossman and Amos Oz, Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman and 20 former Israeli ambassadors. The organization “Save Israel, Stop Occupation” seeks to end Israel’s control of territories it won in the 1967 Mideast war and to establish a Palestinian state. …
  • Hamas and Black Lives Matter: A marriage made in hell

    09/14/2016 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Lera · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/14/16 | Lee Kaplan
    In October 2014, the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (a clearinghouse for the International Solidarity Movement, ISM) ended their Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) organizing conference against Israel in San Diego, California. At the conclusion of the weekend event, their lead organizer, Anna Piller, alias Anna Baltzer, a woman with a deceased Jewish grandmother but no foundation in or knowledge of Judaism herself, who makes her living promoting Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) for Arab terrorist groups, sent out an email blast. In it she urged her followers to descend on Ferguson, Missouri in 2015 and demonstrate with black...