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  • Putin warns Israel against selling arms to Ukraine

    04/18/2015 11:59:59 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 4/18/15 | jpstaff
    Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Israel on Saturday against selling weapons to the pro-Western government in Kiev as retaliation for Moscow’s recently announced weapons deal with Iran. Speaking to official state media in Russia, Putin said that any such deals between Israel and Ukraine would be “counterproductive” and would “only cause a new round of hostility.” “The death toll would rise, but the result would not change,” Putin was quoted as telling Rossiya, the official state-run television channel.
  • Iranian ship convoy moves toward Yemen, alarming US officials

    04/18/2015 10:03:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/18/2015 | Kristina Wong
    U.S. military officials are concerned that Iran's support for Houthi rebels in Yemen could spark a confrontation with Saudi Arabia and plunge the region into sectarian war. ADVERTISEMENT Iran is sending an armada of seven to nine ships — some with weapons — toward Yemen in a potential attempt to resupply the Shia Houthi rebels, according to two U.S. defense officials. Officials fear the move could lead to a showdown with the U.S. or other members of a Saudi-led coalition, which is enforcing a naval blockade of Yemen and is conducting its fourth week of airstrikes against the Houthis. Iran...
  • Newsweek: Largest individual donor to Clinton Foundation has trade ties to Iran

    04/18/2015 10:13:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Is another shoe about to drop on the Clinton Foundation, and on Hillary Clinton’s problematic rollout? Newsweek’s Rory Ross reported this morning that the largest individual donor to the Clinton family business has conducted trade with Iran, perhaps in breach of US sanctions. Ukrainian energy mogul Victor Pinchuk has connections to the Clintons that go back almost a decade, and financial connections to the regime in Tehran that go much farther: The fourth richest man in Ukraine, Pinchuk owns Interpipe Group, a Cyprus-incorporated manufacturer of seamless pipes used in oil and gas sectors.Newsweek has seen declarations and documents from...
  • Sen. John McCain: Pentagon in 'denial' of Ramadi reality

    04/18/2015 8:46:32 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jamie Crawford,
    Senior Republican Sen. John McCain blasted Pentagon officials on Friday for dramatically downplaying the role of Ramadi as the key Iraqi city stood on the brink of being taken over by ISIS. "Disregarding the strategic importance of Ramadi is a denial of reality and an insult to the families of hundreds of brave young Americans who were killed and wounded during the Surge fighting to free Ramadi from the grip of Al-Qaeda," McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a written statement released by his office, which was later joined onto by Repbulican Sen. Lindsey Graham. McCain,...
  • My Concern With The Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    04/18/2015 4:21:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | James Lankford
    Amidst the various twists and turns of our nation’s negotiation with Iran on a nuclear deal, one thing is clear: the American people are skeptical. Americans know that a nuclear Iran is a threat to every nation. Our concern is not just Iran in possession of a nuclear bomb; we all know that the leadership of Iran continues to threaten its neighbors and the World. Iran is the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism and there is little doubt that if they had nuclear weapons, they could transfer those weapons or nuclear material to their global terror proxies. This week, the...
  • American Jewry’s Moment of Decision

    04/18/2015 4:49:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    This week in two meetings with prominent American Jews, President Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet. Either the Jews of America will rise to the challenge or they will allow Obama to marginalize them. It is their choice, and now is the time for them to decide. In the first meeting, Obama met with centrist Jewish leaders from major Jewish organizations like the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, the Anti-Defamation League and AIPAC. Major donors to these groups, like to almost every other major Jewish organization in America, are largely Democrats. According to The Washington Post, the purpose...
  • Could Christianity Be Driven From Middle East?

    04/17/2015 1:48:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 April 2015
    Can Christianity survive, in the face of persecution and conflict, in the region of its birth? The BBC's Jane Corbin travelled across the Middle East - through Iraq and Syria - to investigate the plight of Christians, as hundreds of thousands flee Islamic militancy in the region.As I climbed the steep mountain path above the plain of Nineveh, Iraq, the sound of monks chanting and the smell of incense drifted out of the 4th Century monastery of St Matthew. Once, 7,000 monks worshipped here when Christianity was the official religion of the Roman empire. Almost the whole population was Christian...
  • John Bolton: Obama’s Iran deal greatest 'appeasement' in history

    04/17/2015 1:14:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2015-04-17 | Mark Hensch
    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton on Friday bashed President Obama as having putting a nuclear arms deal with Iran above America’s safety.Bolton, who is considering a run for the White House in 2016, blasted Obama’s negotiations with Tehran as “feckless” and “weak.” ADVERTISEMENT “President Obama is engaging in what I believe is the greatest display of appeasement from a president in history,” Bolton told listeners at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First in the Nation” leadership summit in Nashua.“The Obama administration has taken a position weaker than the U.N. Security Council.”Bolton accused Obama of a flawed foreign policy based...
  • An Invasion of Refugees-Tens of thousands of Muslim migrants come from conflict zones

    04/17/2015 6:58:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 17, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    An Invasion of RefugeesPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 17, 2015 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments “This is a place of inspiring memories. Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force intrenched in this strategic position,” President Herbert Hoover said.“This small band of patriots turned back a dangerous invasion.”But no matter how often dangerous invasions are defeated, they come again.The thousand men that Hoover spoke of gained their victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The Spartan Regiment that fought there when, as Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “All the...
  • Greece is 'close to the abyss' as black hole in public finances widens

    04/15/2015 7:48:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 15, 2015 | Mehreen Khan
    The depth of Greece's financial woes have been laid bare as official figures showed the country has fallen further into the red following the election of its Leftist government. Greece's primary budget surplus, which excludes its debt interest payments, shrunk to just over €1bn during January and February, compared to €3.17bn over the same period in 2014, according to figures from the Ministry of Finance.
  • Islamist Turkish President Erdogan Says A 'Mastermind' Is Plotting Against Turkey...

    04/14/2015 4:47:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Memri ^ | 4/14/15
    Since October 2014, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has regularly referred to the concept of a "Mastermind" (ust akil, "supra-intellect," in Turkish) that, he says, is plotting against Turkey. This concept has been applauded by the Islamist pro-AKP media. Erdogan's December 12, 2014 speech, which focused on this "mastermind" concept, inspired the production of a two-hour "documentary" by one of the leading Turkish television channels, the pro-AKP A Haber. The film, titled "The Mastermind," first aired on March 15, 2015 and has been broadcast repeatedly since then; in addition, the Turkish Islamist pro-AKP media are circulating the film on their...
  • Syria and Iraq Are Awash With Russian, Iranian and Chinese Weapons

    04/09/2015 4:07:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr. 7, 2015, 1:36 PM | Jeremy Bender
    As ISIS first blitzed across northern Iraq in June 2014, the militants seized large quantities of US arms and vehicles from the fleeing Iraqi forces. Over the almost past year of fighting, however, ISIS has gone from fielding large quantities of US weapons to using a mixture of Iranian, Chinese, Russian, Soviet, and Sudanese ammunition. According to a fact sheet from the Forum on Arms Trade, citing the Conflict Armament Research (CAR) and the Small Arms Survey, ISIS was largely able to acquire this ammunition from the constantly shifting battle lines of the Syrian civil war. A large amount of...
  • EU, Arab League join forces against jihadi threat

    06/11/2014 8:32:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 11, 2014 10:31 AM EDT
    European Union and Arab League countries agreed Wednesday to cooperate against the terror threat posed by home-grown radicals who return home from conflicts in the Middle East, following a deadly attack on a Jewish site in Belgium by a suspected jihadi. […] Many European authorities fear that home-grown jihadists who travel to Syria and other conflict zones will come back with skills and the will to carry out terrorism. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders described returning foreign fighters as a “huge challenge.” …
  • Iran prez to Congress: Butt out

    04/16/2015 7:14:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Hassan Rouhani: We're talking with 'the major powers,' not with you
  • Chlorine ‘gas attack’ video moves U.N. delegates to tears

    04/17/2015 8:33:47 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 17 April 2015
    -excerpt A Syrian doctor who treated victims from half a dozen attacks over the past month, Mohammad Tennari was helped out of the country by the United States, which arranged for the closed-door briefing. He is the first witness to describe the attacks. He showed a video of a suspected chlorine attack on March 16 in his town of Sarmin in Idlib province, with images of three children, ages 1 through 3, dying despite attempts to resuscitate them. The medical area was so cramped that one of the children was lying on top of their grandmother, who also died. “Everyone...
  • 'Why Are We Giving F-16s to an Iranian-Infiltrated Government?'

    04/16/2015 9:54:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 4/16/15 | LEE SMITH
    One of the important pieces of news to come out of Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi’s visit to the White House Tuesday is that Iraq will be receiving delivery of F-16s. At Commentary, Max Boot asks if this is such a wise move, “Why Are We Giving F-16s to an Iranian-Infiltrated Government?” As Boot explains, “the government of Iraq is heavily infiltrated by Iranian agents,” and Abadi himself is an Iranian ally, selected by Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani to replace the former prime minister, also an asset of Tehran’s, Nuri al-Maliki. “Does it really make safe under those circumstances...
  • Iran releases ‘fact sheet’ of nuclear agreement at odds with US version

    04/16/2015 11:52:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 4/16/15 | staff. Reuters
    The Iranian parliament’s nuclear committee has released a fact sheet regarding the framework agreement reached in Lausanne over its nuclear program, and it differs significantly from a previous US version. The US released its fact sheet after Washington and other major powers reached a framework agreement with Iran on April 2 on curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, which is supposed to lead to a final deal by June 30. “The [Iranian] fact sheet urges operation of 10,000 centrifuge machines at Natanz and Fordow, a maximum five-year-long duration for the deal and for Iran’s nuclear limitations, [and] replacement of the...
  • Marco Rubio supports Corker's dangerous Obama nuclear weapons treaty with Iran

    04/17/2015 8:58:45 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 15 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 4/16/15 | George Rasley
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s just-announced presidential campaign was in large measure base on three pillars; his compelling immigrant family story, his claim on conservative support as one of the 2010 Tea Party wave election’s brightest stars and his commitment of righting the foreign policy failures and world chaos wrought by President Obama and his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Yet, in his first post announcement test – the vote on the dangerous Iran nuclear weapons treaty bill put forward by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker – Rubio voted for that dangerous bill and failed to take...
  • Obama’s Israel Support Means Standing with Boycotters and Terror Supporters

    04/17/2015 7:07:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ronn Torossian
    Obama’s Israel Support Means Standing with Boycotters and Terror SupportersPosted By Ronn Torossian On April 17, 2015 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments The media crows about Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealing to Americans across all political lines about the danger of the Iran deal – a deal which Israelis across the political spectrum maintain is a mistake.  Apparently, democracy matters – except when it comes to Israel.Along these lines, just released data from White House visitor logs [1] unveils the fact that Israel’s Ambassador, Ron Dermer is persona non grata at the White House.   That...
  • Attacking Jews on Holocaust Remembrance Day

    04/17/2015 7:04:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 17, 2015 | P. David Hornik
    Attacking Jews on Holocaust Remembrance DayPosted By P. David Hornik On April 17, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments On Wednesday evening and Thursday, Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day—a somber and deeply authentic commemoration of the victims of the Nazi genocide. Ceremonies are held, places of entertainment are closed, and TV and radio almost solely offer Holocaust documentaries, discussions, and interviews with survivors.This year’s commemoration was marred by an incident in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening in which a car hit two pedestrians. One of them, 25-year-old Shalom Yohai Sherki, was killed; the other, a 20-year-old woman,...
  • EU Label on Israeli ‘Settlement’ Goods: A Yellow ‘Jude’ Badge

    04/16/2015 10:25:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 4/16/2015, 8:36 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Sixteen out of the 28 EU countries want the bloc to label products from Judea and Samaria in an economic attack on the Jewish state, diplomatic sources told AFP Thursday, confirming a Haaretz report. The plan was first mooted in 2012, but the 16 member states told EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini it was now time to press ahead as part of efforts to force Israel to divide in a “two state solution.” The 16 include Britain, France, Spain and Italy but not Germany. […] … (A) senior Israeli diplomat told the EU “labeling products from Judea and Samaria...
  • Reporter To Earnest: Why Does Ayatollah Get ‘Benefit Of The Doubt,’ But Not Netanyahu? [VIDEO]

    04/16/2015 9:44:26 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:37 PM 04/16/2015 | Al Weaver
    During Thursday’s White House briefing, the Associated Press’ Jim Kuhnhenn interrogated press secretary Josh Earnest over the Obama administration’s unequal treatment of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kuhnhenn asked the White House flack why the Ayatollah is getting “the benefit of the doubt” from the administration over comments about the Iran deal last week, but Netanyahu does not after his comments that there would be no Palestinian state. JIM KUHNHENN: On Iran, with talks, I believe, scheduled to restart next week, I want to go back to something the president said on Saturday at a press...
  • Guest Column: President Obama's Passover Seder

    04/16/2015 7:10:28 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 4/16/15 | Reuven Berko
    President Obama's recent statement saying that requiring Iran to recognize Israel would not be part of the agreement with Iran did not surprise Israelis, many of whom feel that the more he tries to assuage their fears, the more they have to worry about. As president of the United States, his first commitment is to the welfare of his country, but it would not have been out of place for him to demand that Iran publicly declare it would not destroy Israel, one of America's closest allies.Obama is clearly aware of Israel's concerns, promising the United States would "be there"...
  • GOP: Obama war request against ISIS is dead

    04/14/2015 8:14:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/14/2015 | Scott Wong
    President Obama’s proposal for the use of military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is dead in the House, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy declared on Monday. The California Republican said Obama’s draft authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF, could not win the 218 votes needed to pass the lower chamber, and suggested key GOP-led committees could draft an alternative. “I do not see a path to 218 with what the president sent up because the world has become more dangerous since he laid out Yemen as the strategy of how to move forward,”...
  • Putin: S-300 delivery to Iran will not threaten Israel

    04/16/2015 5:54:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 4/16/15
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Iran's willingness and flexibility in trying to find a solution with the West over its nuclear program had spurred his decision to lift a 2010 ban to deliver an S-300 missile defense system to Tehran, adding that the advanced Russian unit would not pose a threat to Israel. But the president, in his annual televised call-in show, said Russia would still work "as one" with its partners in the United Nations over Iran and that deliveries of the S-300 would work as a deterrent in the Middle East. "And now with the...
  • Inside Obama’s Meeting With Jewish Leaders

    04/16/2015 5:03:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    tabletmag.com ^ | 4/16/15 | Lee Smith
    Imagine if at the height of Apartheid madness in South Africa, the president of the United States had decided to partner with the racist white regime in Pretoria, lift sanctions, and put that country’s illegal nuclear program on a glide path toward obtaining a nuclear bomb. Would South Africa have free and open democratic elections? Would the African continent be a better, safer place today? And what would America look like at home? Would we be a more equal country with an African-American president, or would we be something meaner and uglier? Who knows. But it seems safe to say...
  • Yarmouk Crisis Proves World’s Double Standard on Treatment of Palestinians

    04/16/2015 8:40:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | April 16, 2015 | Michael Curtis
    Horrors and chaos in the Arab world never cease. The continuing catastrophe of the brutal civil war in Syria has so far led to 210,000 deaths and 11 million driven from their homes. The latest horror is the siege and battle between Islamic groups taking place within that country in the Yarmouk refugee camp, a few miles from the center of Damascus, Syria. Established in 1957, the camp was the home of an estimated 180,000 Palestinians, and some Syrians, before the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. It was the largest Palestinian community in Syria. It had its...
  • The Obama ‘Framework’ for Israel’s Doom

    04/16/2015 8:06:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 16, 2015 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    So now it turns out that Israel’s security, perhaps its very existence, will be jeopardized in order to give Barack Obama some post-presidential bragging points. It was recently revealed that the President intends to publicly endorse specific borders and other terms for a Palestinian state, which he hopes will go down in history as the “Obama Framework.” But it would be more truthful to call it what it is — the Palestinian Framework. The new “Obama Framework” scheme was reported on March 30 by Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post, a journalist whom the Obama administration...
  • Abyss of Islamo-Fascism

    04/16/2015 7:11:24 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 16, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here’s one thing you can’t blame on President Obama: the politically correct approach to radical Islam on American campuses was well under way before he took office. “The Achilles’ heel of democratic societies, as the Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski once observed, is also their moral foundation—the principle of tolerance, which they extend even to those who want to destroy them,” author and activist David Horowitz writes in The Black Book of the American Left. “The Islamists understand this vulnerability and therefore have exploited it as a central strategy along with the intimidation they conduct through terror.” “By deploying defamatory expressions...
  • Putin Says He Has Allowed Delivery of Missiles to Iran Because of Progress in Nuclear Talks

    04/16/2015 3:47:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 4/16/15
    ...he has allowed delivery of missiles to Iran...
  • Meet 'Morty' - IDF's new and improved mortar

    04/15/2015 6:50:52 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | 04/14/2015 | Yoav Zitun
    Could this be the answer to rocket launching terror cells in Gaza? The IDF is set receive a new model of a GPS-guided mortar shell, developed by Israel Military Industries. The weapon is designed to deliver a quick strike against terrorist cells, especially those in the Gaza Strip, and was given the original name "Morty" (Patzmi, a play on the Hebrew acronym for mortar). "Mortar shells were always considered an inaccurate weapon that hit only the target area and not the target itself," a security source told Ynet. "Turning the mortar shell into an accurate weapon with the help of...
  • Egypt Tells Israel to 'Trust in God' and Bomb Iran

    04/15/2015 5:49:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 103 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | April 14, 2015 | Carrie Dedrick
    Influential Egyptian TV personality Tawfik Okasha has reportedly told Israel to bomb Iran. Addressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “dear friend,” Okasha said that Israel should bomb the Bushehr Nuclear Reactor, Breaking Christian News reports. "Put your trust in God and bomb it. We are with you and if you need fuel for the jets, we will give it to you,” Okasha said. Netanyahu said Okasha’s words are proof Egypt cannot be trusted. "In the last few days, Iran has shown again why it can't be trusted," Netanyahu said. According to Breaking Christian News, the Israeli Prime Minister...
  • Liberal Jews Push Obama to Drop Support for Israel at UN During White House Parley (J Street)

    04/15/2015 11:33:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | April 15, 2015 11:22 AM | Dovid Efune
    Members of a group of Jewish supporters of the Democratic Party who met with President Barack Obama this week urged him to remove the long-standing American veto protection of Israel at the United Nations. The group, affiliated with the left-wing lobby group J Street, pledged to support the president within the Jewish community in the event of a Security Council resolution calling for the creation of a Palestinian State. The exchange took place in the second of two meetings Obama held with American Jewish leaders to discuss the current negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, as well as other...
  • Michelle Bachmann: Obama's poor relationship with Israel will bring the return of Jesus [Hosea 2:7]

    04/15/2015 11:25:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 122 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | ARIEL COHEN
    Former Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stated that President Barack Obama’s handling of the Iranian nuclear deal is a symbol of the coming of the end of times and the “imminent” return of Jesus Christ, during a recent radio interview. Bachmann explained that if Obama and the United States turn their back on Israel, this would bring severe “curses” upon the United States, similar to those seen in the end of days. But, Bachmann is not afraid of the end of days, rather she says that “these are the most exciting days in history” because nothing is more important than the...
  • UN nuclear inspectors in Iran to try to probe suspect site

    04/15/2015 10:59:52 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    TEHRAN, Iran - U.N. nuclear inspectors are in Iran on a long stalled visit meant to investigate suspicions that Tehran worked on nuclear weapons, a charge the Islamic Republic denies. The official IRNA news agency is quoting Iranian nuclear spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi as saying that inspectors from the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss “unresolved issues” surrounding a military site in Marivan, in western Iran. A 2011 IAEA report indicated that large-scale high-explosive experiments were conducted in Marivan, near the Iraqi border. Talks with the IAEA are parallel to Iran’s nuclear negotiations with world...
  • Expert: Clinton Doubted Obama Policy on Israel

    04/14/2015 5:55:39 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4-14-15 | Gedalyah Reback
    Zaki Shalom says that Hillary Clinton's ties with centrist Democrats and her doubts about Obama policies bode well for Israel. The prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency has many Israeli analysts wondering what will become of the relationship picking up the pieces from Barack Obama. Will those proverbial pieces be thrown in the garbage for good, or will she glue them back together? Despite the fears of many conservative Israelis, there is a sense of optimism from several security and political experts in Jerusalem that Obama’s policies will be an extreme episode in the history of Israeli-American relations, even if...
  • Did Former Powell Aide Wilkerson Just Threaten Schumer for Supporting Israel?

    04/14/2015 5:51:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You're a TV show host, and your guest has just suggested he'd like to "do something" to a sitting US senator such that he doesn't even want to describe it on air. Think you might challenge him about it? Not if you're Ed Schultz. On this evening's Ed Show, renegade "Republican" Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell and a big supporter of President Obama's Iran deal, was complaining about Democrats who have questioned the deal. According to Wilkerson, the problem is people who are too "enamored about the State of Israel." Singling out Chuck Schumer, Wilkerson said...
  • For first time in 15 years, some Palestinian vehicles can enter Israel

    04/14/2015 5:39:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    For first time in 15 years, some Palestinian vehicles can enter Israel The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories approved entry for Palestinian doctors who provide emergency treatment in Israeli hospitals. For the first time in 15 years, a small number of vehicles with Palestinian license plates entered Israel on Tuesday. Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, permitted Palestinian doctors who work shifts and other hospital jobs in Israel – where immediate response time is essential – to drive vehicles with Palestinian license plates into the country. “This is a significant step intended to...
  • Netanyahu to Putin: S-300 missile sale to Iran undermines Middle East

    04/14/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/14/2015 19:09 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    PM tells Russian leader that the move would only serve to increase Iran's aggression and put the security of the Middle East at risk. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the sale of S-300 anti-missile systems to Iran would only strengthen its aggression and undermine the Middle. The two leaders spoke by telephone on Tuesday, just one day after Russia ended its five-year ban on the delivery of the anti-missile system, which would help strengthen Iran against a military attack. Russia that in light of the framework agreement between Iran and the six world powers to...
  • Obama’s Approval Rating Falling Among American Jews

    04/14/2015 10:17:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 4/13/2015, 4:23 PM | Tova Dvorin
    While American Jews have supported US President Barack Obama significantly more than the general population in survey polls, that gap is narrowing, Gallup reported Friday—and disparagement is highest among the most religious. Survey polls conducted over the past 6 years of Obama’s presidency usually indicate a gap of at least 12-13 percentage points between American Jews’ approval and the general population, but that has since dwindled to barely 8 percentage points. 54% of American Jews and 46% of the general population approved of Obama's work during the first quarter of 2015, according to the most recent survey. The results are...
  • If Obama gets nuke deal, Iran deals Israel a nuke

    04/14/2015 6:58:06 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 15 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/14 | peter lucas
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ought to take to television, raise his clenched fist and shout "Death to America." He could to do it at a Likud Party rally at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, which is like City Hall Plaza in Boston, in front of thousands of chanting supporters calling for the destruction of the United States, the Big Satan, and its new ally Iran, the Little Satan.
  • Live Thread: Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Markup Hearing (2:15pm / CSPAN3)

    04/14/2015 6:52:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    CSPAN3 ^ | today at 2:15pm
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker (R-TN) leads a markup on a bill that would provide for Congress to review and approve any agreements relating to Iran’s nuclear program.
  • Settlements, Iran and Hamas: Hillary Clinton's Israel policy

    04/14/2015 4:59:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    YNet ^ | 4-12-15 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    After finally announcing her bid for the US presidency, Ynet takes a look back at Clinton's positions on Israel, starting from her time as a first lady, then as a senator, until leading US foreign policy as secretary of state. WASHINGTON - After months of speculation and anticipation, Hillary Clinton finally announced Sunday she is running for president of the United States. Much ink has and will be spilled on her positions in both the domestic and foreign arenas – but in the meantime, Ynet takes a look back at her position regarding Israel. With her experience as first lady,...
  • White House Ally Addresses ‘Israel Lobby’ Conspiracy Conference

    04/14/2015 4:54:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4-13-15 | Alana Goodman
    Authors, former public officials say Israel Lobby more powerful than any other interest group One of the White House’s key partner groups for promoting an Iranian nuclear deal addressed a conspiracist-laden conference aimed at combating “the power of the Israel Lobby” in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Reza Marashi, the research director for the National Iranian American Council, which has been meeting regularly with White House officials to help sell the Iran deal, called on the audience to help “create the space for the White House” to pursue diplomacy with Iran. Organizers billed the conference—titled “The Israel Lobby: Is it Good...
  • Israeli team finds two proteins that can suppress cancer

    04/14/2015 4:50:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 13, 2015
    In breakthrough, researchers in Technion lab of Nobel laureate Aaron Ciechanover discover proteins that affect cancerous cells’ growth and development team of Israeli researchers at the Technion has discovered two proteins that can suppress cancer and control the cells’ growth and development. The study was conducted in the laboratory of Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, an Israeli Nobel-prize winner in chemistry, and led by Dr. Yelena Kravtsova-Ivantsiv. The team included research students and physicians from the Rambam, Carmel and Hadassah Medical Centers. In a paper published in the journal Cell last week, the researchers showed how the proteins could repress cancerous tissues...
  • The Palestinian Statehood Idea Begins to Crumble

    04/14/2015 4:30:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 14, 2015 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    The Palestinian Statehood Idea Begins to CrumblePosted By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn On April 14, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments A sea change began within hours of the Israeli election returns.Thomas L. Friedman, who has devoted much of his life to promoting Palestinian statehood, declared in his New York Times column that the idea of a Palestinian state is “not possible anymore.” That was followed by his Times colleague David K. Shipler, another longtime advocate of a Palestinian state, announcing that the “the two-state solution looks dead.”Just a couple of elite, pro-Palestinian journalists venting...
  • ISRAEL: IRAN BOOSTS WEAPON SHIPMENTS TO HAMAS, HEZBOLLAH IN EXPECTATION OF LIFTED SANCTIONS

    04/14/2015 1:51:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2015 | by WILLIAM BIGELOW
    On Monday, Israeli officials reported that Iran has upped its delivery of weapons to the Lebanese Shiite terror group Hezbollah in the past few weeks. Channel 2 stated that the shipments have been made to both Lebanon and the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. In addition, the report stated that Iran was sending weapons to Hamas chiefs in Gaza and arming Hamas members in Judea and Samaria. Channel 2 asserted that the ease in sanctions on Iran from the present nuclear negotiations would allow it to spend “billions of dollars” shipping weapons to Israel’s enemies. The increase in Iranian...
  • Tom Cotton: Obama's Iran Deal May Lead to Nuclear War (long interview)

    04/13/2015 7:54:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Apr 13 2015, 7:32 AM ET | Jeffrey Goldberg
    Goldberg: What is Obama seeking here, in your mind? Cotton: Well, I think he clearly wants to have a kind of grand rapprochement with Iran. This goes back to his actions in his earliest days, when he was silent in the face of [Iran's] Green Revolution, and even some of his statements in the campaign. Goldberg: What's wrong with wanting a grand rapprochement with Iran? Cotton: I would love to see that happen. As Secretary Schultz and Secretary Kissinger wrote, they've been in government when Iran was an ally, not just of the United States but of Israel. The Iranian...
  • Israel slams Russia decision to lift Iran missile ban

    04/13/2015 4:57:30 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Apr. 13 , 2015 | Yahoo News
    Israel on Monday denounced Russia's decision to lift a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defence missile systems as proof of Tehran's newfound "legitimacy" following nuclear talks. "This is a direct result of the legitimacy that Iran is receiving from the nuclear deal that is being prepared, and proof that the Iranian economic growth which follows the lifting of sanctions will be exploited for arming itself and not for the welfare of the Iranian people," Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said in a statement. The S-300 batteries are advanced ground-to-air weapons that can take out aircraft or guided...
  • Excerpt from PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the National Police Academy Dedication Ceremony

    04/13/2015 12:45:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    PMO ^ | 13/04/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Following is an excerpt from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the dedication ceremony for the national police academy in Beit Shemesh: "There is no convincing explanation to the effect that the nuclear deal being offered to Iran is a good deal for one simple reason: It is a bad deal, a very bad deal. It is a deal that leaves Iran in possession of the capability to arm itself with nuclear weapons, that fills its coffers with a lot of money and that not only enables it to continue its terrorism and aggression in the Middle East and around...