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  • Livni Warns: No Peace Talks May Lead to EU Boycott

    07/01/2013 6:44:44 PM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 7/2/2013, 3:14 AM | Elad Benari
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni warned on Monday that Israel runs the risk of a European economic boycott if it fails to advance peace talks with the Palestinian Authority. "You cannot deal only with economic issues and ignore the political issue and the importance of a two-state solution," she told delegates at an accountancy conference in Eilat, according to AFP. "Europe is boycotting products. And, true, it is starting with the settlements but their problem is with Israel, which is perceived as a colonial state, so it won't only stop with the settlements, but will (reach) Israel as a whole," warned...
  • Livni, Kerry meet in bid to renew peace talks (5-3-2013 Israel Palestine)

    05/05/2013 3:55:52 PM PDT · by haffast
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/03/2013 | HERB KEINON
    In a further indication of stirrings in the long-stagnant Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic process, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni met Thursday in Washington with US Secretary of State John Kerry, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said for the second time in a week that he supports a public referendum on any agreement with the Palestinians. Yitzhak Molcho, Netanyahu’s envoy on the Palestinian issue, accompanied Livni to her meeting with Kerry, where they discussed the peace process as well as regional developments, particularly Syria. The meeting came three days after an Arab League delegation met with Kerry and US Vice President Joe Biden. Kerry...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Overplayed Hand in Talks With Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett

    02/27/2013 6:14:58 AM PST · by haffast · 3 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | February 27, 2013, issue of March 08, 2013 | Geoffrey Levin
    It could have been easy. January 22 was not a good day for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but it could have been far worse. The 2013 parliamentary elections meant that for the first time in his long political career, he would be leading the largest in the Knesset. Though his joint Likud-Beitenu list won only 31 seats — around 23% of the vote — Israel’s center-left was fractured and it always appeared certain that Bibi would keep his job. After all, despite his party’s underwhelming performance, there appeared to be two options for coalitions he could easily form. The...
  • Christian priest: Thanks to Israel, I can have a Merry Christmas

    12/25/2014 6:52:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | December 25, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    A message of truth going out to a world drowning in lies. “Thanks to Israel, I Can Have a Merry Christmas,” by Father Gabriel Nadaf (translated by Avi Woolf), Mida.org, December 24, 2014:"Right now, while Christians the world over are celebrating Christmas, entire communities of the followers of Christ cannot rejoice. The Middle East and parts of Africa continue to drown in rivers of blood, with various minorities being targeted by radical Islamic organizations such as ISIS, Hamas, Jabhat al-Nusra, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and others.
  • Russia Backs Greece-Cyprus-Israel Triangle Against Turkey on Offshore Gas

    05/08/2012 4:48:42 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    On May 3, Moscow criticized Turkey’s plans to explore natural gas deposits around the divided island of Cyprus, under the protection of Turkish naval and air power. Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s chief spokesman, Aleksandr Lukashevich, cautioned Turkey that its actions “may exacerbate the situation on the territory of Cyprus” (Rossiskaya Gazeta, May 4). The Greek Cypriots and Israel are coordinating their plans to develop offshore gas deposits and export the product in partnerships with international companies. One export route under consideration would run via mainland Greece into Europe. The Republic of Cyprus, Greece and, recently, Israel are all involved in...
  • As World Turns Its Back on Israel, a Surprising Ally Emerges in India

    12/24/2014 7:58:41 PM PST · by cold start · 20 replies
    BreakingIsraelNews ^ | 23rd December 2014 | Lea Speyer
    Benjamin Netanyahu, left, meets with Narenda Modi in New York City on September 28, 2014. (Photo credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO) With the EU moving farther away from its traditional support of Israel, it seems as if the Jewish state is finding a new ally in an uncommon place. According to The Hindu newspaper, India is considering moving away from supporting the Palestinian cause at the UN, Indian government sources said. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking to move his foreign policies regarding the Palestinians to a state of abstention, the two sources claimed. “Like other foreign policy issues, the Modi...
  • Likud comptroller disqualifies Netanyahu from Likud leadership race

    12/24/2014 11:56:59 AM PST · by Dacula · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/24/2014 | LAHAV HARKOV
    Shai Galili, Likud's comptroller, disqualified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from running for the party leadership in the December 31 primary, a move that Netanyahu disputes and is likely to appeal. Galili says that Netanyahu must answer claims that he improperly used party resources in his leadership primary run.
  • How Turkey Went Bad

    12/24/2014 11:36:17 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | 12/13/2014 | Daniel Pipes
    Only twelve years ago, the Republic of Turkey was correctly seen as a stalwart NATO ally, the model of a pro-Western Muslim state, and a bridge between Europe and the Middle East. A strong military bond with the Pentagon undergirded broader economic and cultural ties with Americans. For those of us who work on the Middle East, time in Istanbul, Ankara, and other Turkish cities was a refreshing oasis from the turmoil of the region. And then, starting with the still-astonishing election of 2002, the country dramatically changed course. Slowly at first and then with increasing velocity since mid-2011, the...
  • HARIRI MURDER WAS SYRIAN WARNING TO FRANCE, SAY COMMENTATORS

    02/15/2005 5:00:28 AM PST · by Cornpone · 31 replies · 1,989+ views
    The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 15 Feb 2005 | The Tocqueville Connection
    PARIS, Feb 15 (AFP) - The assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri was a deliberate blow to France, whose president Jacques Chirac was a personal friend and has sponsored UN moves to end the Syrian occupation, Paris-based commentators said Tuesday. While the French government refused to point a finger of blame -- adhering publicly to Chirac's call for an international investigation into the murder -- analysts and Middle East specialists were less circumspect about who they thought was behind it. "I have not the shadow of a doubt that Syria is responsible," said Antoine Basbous, president of the...
  • Nun Pleads for Christians Raped, Sold, Killed by ISIS

    12/23/2014 6:37:39 PM PST · by Maudeen · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | December 23, 2014 | Leo Hohmann
    Refugees live 'like animals' in camps ...........................Sister Hatune points to the fact that 96 percent of the people who populated the Middle East at the turn of the eighth century were Christian. Now, that Christian population has dwindled to 6 percent. Turkey was once almost all Christian, but now it is 0.03 percent Christian. Iraq had 1 million Christians under Saddam Hussein, but now only a few thousand remain, and the churches of Baghdad will be mostly empty this Christmas. “Where are these Christians? Where are these people? Just ask yourself,” said the fiery nun, whose native tongue is Aramaic.
  • A Maccabean solution for the Gaza Strip [Zephaniah 2]

    12/24/2014 7:39:55 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/22/2014 | Michael Freund
    This past Friday, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket into southern Israel without any provocation, setting off air-raid sirens and rekindling fears of a return to this past summer’s hostilities. Indeed, although barely four months have passed since the end of Operation Protective Edge, Hamas is said to be actively preparing for the next round of conflict, rebuilding its network of terror tunnels and working to improve the accuracy of its arsenal. It is no wonder, then, that Israel’s Military Intelligence is forecasting a possible resumption of fighting in 2015...
  • France’s Anti-Semitic Nightmare

    12/24/2014 4:29:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 24, 2014 | Stephen Brown
    The Land of Enlightenment is fast becoming the land of darkness for France’s Jewish citizens. And many in the French Jewish community have been aware of this sad situation for some time, a realization that was reinforced by the attack on two synagogues by Muslim rioters in Paris last summer during the Gaza conflict. But the latest shocking, anti-Semitic crime that occurred early in December in the same city has deepened the community’s feeling that the possibility of living peaceful lives with a Jewish identity in France is rapidly disappearing. The latest outrage produced by France’s growing anti-Semitic climate, found...
  • A Lesson in Optimism from Israel

    12/24/2014 6:44:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Like many other Americans, I have always had a desire to travel to Israel and visit firsthand the many historical sites of spiritual significance. I was recently afforded the opportunity to fulfill that desire and was not disappointed. In addition to being greatly inspired, I spoke with numerous Israeli citizens from a variety of backgrounds. One overwhelming theme in those conversations was the feeling of abandonment by the United States government. Some of the more diplomatic individuals said they felt sidelined by a U.S. government that had more important issues to deal with. Of course, they had not forgotten the...
  • Sliding oil prices leave socialist Venezuela on brink of financial collapse

    12/24/2014 5:01:35 AM PST · by thackney · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 23, 2014 | Guy Taylor
    The ongoing plunge in global oil prices is pushing Venezuela toward economic collapse just as President Nicolas Maduro — the hand-picked successor to the late socialist Hugo Chavez — faces mounting international criticism for jailing opposition figures after months of street protests. Where Chavez once drew praise from the world’s leftist elite for using the high price of crude oil during the 2000s to underwrite a socialist revolution, a growing number of analysts in Washington say Mr. Maduro is clinging to power in a country on the edge of becoming a failed state. Venezuela still boasts some of the world’s...
  • Watchdog Highlights Manipulation of Christmas as a Weapon Against Israel

    12/24/2014 4:45:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | December 23, 2014 | Ben Cohen
    Bishop Theodosios Hanna of the Jerusalem Orthodox Patriarchate reading the anti-Israel Kairos Declaration with Irish Bishop Noel Treanor. Photo: Twitter A new report from Israeli watchdog NGO Monitor has exposed disturbing levels of anti-Israel hatred in the Christmas messages and appeals promoted by radical Christian groups dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “Come All Ye Haters: NGO Exploitation of Religious Themes to Demonize Israel” reveals that “at the height of the holiday season, NGOs, well-known charities, and church groups once again are exploiting Christmas to conduct political warfare against Israel.” According to NGO Monitor – which tracks both the statements and...
  • Ya'alon: Hamas rebuilding defensive tunnels; Israel looking for new digging of offensive tunnels

    12/24/2014 4:38:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Defense minister: In north, Hezbollah remains deterred, and Free Syrian Army-linked groups are preventing radical Islamists from approaching our border. gaza tunnel A Palestinian tunnel in Gaza. . (photo credit:REUTERS) Hamas has begun to reconstruct its network of tunnels within Gaza, and Israel is watching for signs it is working on cross-border attack tunnels as well, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Tuesday. Under no circumstances will Israelis have to get used to a “drizzle of rockets” anywhere, “not in the North and not in the South,” Ya’alon vowed. Israel retaliated for Friday’s Gazan rocket attack on the Eshkol region...
  • Why Do 80% of Palestinians Support Murder?

    12/24/2014 4:29:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 24, 2014 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    In most parts of the world, it’s not easy to find a major issue on which 80% of the population agrees. An election victory in the United States is considered a “landslide” if the winner receives more than about 60% of the vote. (Such as Richard Nixon winning 65% of the vote against George McGovern in the 1972 presidential race.) But among Palestinian Arabs in Judea-Samaria (the West Bank) and Gaza, it turns out there is one issue on which there is more support than any other: randomly murdering Israeli Jews. The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research last...
  • Liberman Slams Netanyahu’s ‘Failed’ Status Quo Policy (he suddenly fears EU sanctions)

    12/23/2014 10:24:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 12/24/2014, 7:35 AM | Ari Yashar
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party may have run on a joint ticket with Likud in the last elections, but in a closed meeting on Tuesday he sharply attacked Prime Minister and Likud head Binyamin Netanyahu’s political management. According to Liberman, Netanyahu’s policy of placing supreme emphasis on maintaining the status quo is “failed,” reports Haaretz. […] In the meeting, which took place at Tel Aviv University, Liberman stated that Israel is not initiating any political processes and warned that without a peace agreement, Israel’s ties with the EU will be harmed and the Israeli economy will suffer serious...
  • BBC TV Chief 'Deeply Troubled' by UK Anti-Semitism

    12/23/2014 4:50:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 12/23/14 | Elad Benari
    Danny Cohen, the BBC’s director of television, said this week that he was deeply troubled by the anti-Semitism in Europe in general, and in Britain in particular. Speaking at a conference in Jerusalem, where he was interviewed by Channel 2 News anchor Yonit Levi, Cohen said, “I’ve never felt so uncomfortable being a Jew in the UK as I’ve felt in the last 12 months. And it’s made me think about, you know, is it our long-term home, actually.”
  • Mofaz: Netanyahu Caved to Hamas (Israeli left attacks Bibi from the right)

    12/23/2014 3:38:37 PM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 12/23/2014, 2:13 AM | Hezki Ezra and Elad Benari
    Mofaz criticizes Netanyahu over Operation Protective Edge, says he is "losing sleep" over what Netanyahu would do against a bigger threat. Kadima chairman MK Shaul Mofaz on Monday criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over his conduct during this past summer’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. Speaking at the Kinneret College, Mofaz said that Netanyahu caved to Hamas and did not make any achievements during the 51-day operation. "I'm a centrist with regards to peace and a political settlement [with the Palestinian Authority], and a rightist when it comes to security," Mofaz, who served in the past as IDF Chief of...
  • PM’s harsh reaction to EU initiatives may come back to haunt him

    12/23/2014 3:07:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 19/12/14 | Raphael Ahren
    When it became clear earlier this month that Israel was headed for early elections, some international policymakers were undecided as to whether to maintain their push for an Israeli-Palestinian agreement or take a hiatus of three-plus months. Some European officials figured that it wouldn’t make much sense to press ahead until Israel had a new government with a fresh mandate from the people to take the decisions required for an accord. Overt pressure on Jerusalem in the course of the campaign would also likely help the right-wing parties, these officials calculated, and they consequently urged their governments to refrain from...
  • Jewish terror victim hid Arab Zionist teen during Gaza war

    12/23/2014 2:43:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 22/12/14 | Tamar Pileggi
    It sounds like the plot of a novel. A Jewish tour guide who survived a Palestinian terror attack that left her Christian friend dead helped shelter an Arab teen who got death threats after voicing support for Israel’s summer operation in Gaza. Pic British-born Kay Wilson said that she helped hide Mohammad Zoabi throughout the summer war in Gaza, before he was able to flee to the United States in fear of his life. Seventeen-year-old Zoabi, an Israeli Arab from Nazareth, was forced to leave the country after receiving death threats for posting a YouTube video harshly condemning the kidnapping...
  • Jordanian Preacher Yassin Al-'Ajlouni Proposes Place of Worship for Jews on the Temple Mount

    12/23/2014 4:55:21 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | Dec 18, 2014
    In a statement posted on the Internet on December 18, 2014, Jordanian preacher Sheik Yassin Al-'Ajlouni said that the Jews should be given a place of worship on the Temple Mount. "There should be a special place of worship for the Jews among the Israelites, under Hashemite and Palestinian sovereignty," he said. Following are excerpts: Yassin Al-'Ajlouni: I have given a lot of thought into what I am about to say, because I know that it is the most important issue of our times, and that whoever talks about it is likely to face severe criticism, and will be accused...
  • Jesus’ birthplace grapples with modern traffic challenges (AP: Bethlehem “Palestinian city”)

    12/22/2014 11:38:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 23, 2014 2:30 AM EST | Tia Goldenberg
    It’s Christmas season and the little town of Bethlehem is jammed with a big-city problem: Traffic snarling streets everywhere, including around the church marking the spot where tradition says Jesus was born. The city is considering a dramatic solution to the problem—digging a tunnel under Manger Square. Traffic is a mess year-round. It may be the biblical town of grottos and shepherds’ fields in the minds of many around the world, but Bethlehem is a modern densely populated town of 28,000 with a dizzying weave of small streets that practically guarantee traffic jams. […] Bethlehem’s municipality hopes to eventually build...
  • CIA shows agents how to keep their cover at Israeli airport, leaked file shows

    12/22/2014 9:18:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 12/22/14 | Barak Ravid
    The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency guides its people how to enter and exit Israel through Ben-Gurion International Airport without blowing their cover during security checks, according to a secret document revealed by WikiLeaks Sunday night. The CIA document provides further evidence that Israel serves as a target for operations by the spy agency. The document, titled "CIA Assessment on Surviving Secondary Screening at Airports While Maintaining Cover" and dated September 2011, contains a long list of guidelines for operatives using false identities. According to the document, it is based on original intelligence reports, opinions and testimonies of CIA operatives collected...
  • Obama: I’m Jewish ‘in my soul’

    12/18/2014 4:26:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 106 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | 12/18/2014 | David Suissa
    "What will you tell the President when you see him?" was my daughter Eva's first reaction when I told her I'd been invited to the White House Channukah party (Actually, it was her second reaction. Her first was, "Take me!"). Kids are innocent that way. They don't realize that when you have over a hundred people crowding the leader of the free world, it's not so easy to get in a word edgewise. But I got lucky. It's not what I told the President that mattered, it's what I heard him say when few people were paying attention. After the...
  • Muslim Scholar Calls for Jewish Place of Worship on Temple Mount

    12/22/2014 5:33:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 12/22/2014, 10:24 AM | Ari Soffer
    A Jordanian Muslim preacher has called for Jews to be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount, and even for a special “house of prayer” to be set up for them there. Despite its status as the holiest site in Judaism, Jews are banned from praying on the Temple Mount (as are other non-Muslims) due to pressure and threats from Muslim groups—not least among them the Waqf Islamic trust, which administers the site under Jordanian auspices as per Jordan's peace treaty with Israel. […] In a recorded message translated by MEMRI, Salafi cleric Sheikh Yassin Al-Ajlouni says he wishes to...
  • Archaeologists Unearth Entryway to King Herod's Palace

    12/22/2014 4:13:15 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 19, 2014 | Alan Boyle
    Workers stand near the newly uncovered monumental entryway to the Herodian Palace in Herodium National Park, outside of Bethlehem in the West Bank. The entry, at right, is a corridor with a complex system of arches on three separate levels. The arches buttressed the corridor's massive side walls, allowing the king and his entourage direct passage into the palace courtyard. Israeli archaeologists are showing off the monumental, many-arched corridor that led to Herod the Great's hilltop palace near Jerusalem in the first century. The corridor in the ancient fortress of Herodium, about 7 miles (12 kilometers) south of Jerusalem,...
  • The Syrian Army Is Shrinking, And Assad Is Running Out Of Soldiers

    12/21/2014 11:44:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | December 17, 2014 | Alessandria MasI
    When the U.S. launched an airstrike campaign in Syria to “degrade and destroy” the so-called Islamic State, some were concerned that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad would indirectly benefit from the destruction rained down on its enemies by America and its allies. Now, nearly three months later, Assad is desperate for manpower to maintain control in areas where pro-regime support is dwindling. U.S. airstrikes, concentrated in areas with a heavy Islamic State presence, have allowed Assad to reallocate some resources, but his army is facing a huge problem: It's running out of soldiers. Ground forces have shrunk from...
  • 1,500 Jews Find Vandalism at Joseph’s Tomb for Hanukkah (Nablus, Israel)

    12/21/2014 10:31:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 12/22/2014, 8:23 AM | Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar
    After more than a month with no Jewish visitors allowed, over 1,500 Jews on Sunday night went to Kever Yosef (Joseph’s Tomb) in Shechem (Nablus) located in Samaria to pray at the grave of the Jewish patriarch from the Torah—only to find it vandalized. The Jewish visitors discovered that the electric system of the tomb compound was destroyed, with light bulbs and fluorescent light fixtures smashed, leaving the Tomb in utter darkness. In an almost symbolic act hearkening to the Hanukkah story in which the Maccabees rededicated the Second Temple with light after the Greek occupiers desecrated it, the visitors...
  • French Official: Russia plotting to start war on Israel

    12/21/2014 8:57:14 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 122 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/2014 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV – Russia is preparing a contingency plan to prompt Hezbollah and possibly the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad into a direct military conflict with Israel, according to a French official who has been apprised of the situation. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the contingency was meant to be used as a card against the West, particularly the U.S. and European Union, which has been engaged in efforts to isolate Moscow...
  • Driver runs pedestrians over while screaming "Allah is great"

    12/21/2014 2:41:50 PM PST · by FrogBurger · 27 replies
    Le Figaro ^ | 12/21/2014 | J.M Leclerc
    Translated article of the French source. Translator notes between [brackets]. Dijon (France): A driver runs pedestrians over while screaming "Allah is great". A man driving a car ran over about ten pedestrians at the end of the day in Dijon, while screaming "Allah is great" in Arabic. He reportedly wounded elevenpeople, two seriouly. Dijon's Place Wilson [named after WWI US president!] was a scene of panic at the end of the afternoon. A man driving a Renault Clio [a mini compact car] ran over pedestrians while yelling "Allah Akhbar". According to police, he was also yelling "in the name of...
  • Dijon : un automobiliste renverse des passants en hurlant «Allah Akbar»

    12/21/2014 1:52:38 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 23 replies
    Le Figaro ^ | 21 December 2014 | Jean-Marc Leclerc
    INFO LE FIGARO - Un homme une voiture a renversé une dizaine de piétons en fin de journée ŕ Dijon en criant «Allah Akbar» («Dieu est le plus grand», en arabe). Il y aurait onze blessés dont deux graves.
  • French Police shoot and kill man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' while stabbing three police officers

    12/21/2014 7:36:09 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 14 replies
    Liveleak,com ^ | December 21, 2014; 2 hours ago | unknown
    The attacker, a French citizen (Born in Burundi), injured the officers inside the police station at Joue-les-Tours near the city of Tours in central France before he was shot, the interior ministry said. According to the ministry, the man was around 20 years of age, and was "killed (by) police officers present using their issued firearms". The man was not on any watch lists maintained by France's main domestic intelligence service, the General Directorate for Internal Security said. But the source noted the man's brother was known to security agencies for his radical convictions and had at one point planned...
  • 'Allahu Akbar' attacker shot by French police

    12/20/2014 5:56:17 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 December 2014 Last updated at 17:56 ET | Unknown
    Police in central France have shot dead a man who attacked them with a knife while shouting "God is great!" in Arabic, French media report. The man injured three police officers at Joue-les-Tours police station near the city of Tours before he was shot.
  • Watch: Muslims in France

    12/21/2014 7:21:21 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 17 replies
    Liveleak.com, CBN News.com ^ | Sep-14-2014 | unknown
    Not much to say here. Shocking! Muslims in France soon all Europe!
  • France: Driver Runs Over People 'for the Children of Palestine'

    12/21/2014 5:15:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/14 | Ben Ariel
    A driver shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he ploughed into groups of people in the eastern French city of Dijon on Sunday evening, AFP reports. 11 people were injured, two of them seriously, in the attack, a source close to the investigation said. "The man, born in 1974, is apparently imbalanced and had been in a psychiatric hospital," the source told AFP, adding that "for now his motives are still unclear". The driver was arrested by police after targeting passersby at five different places in the city on Sunday evening, a police source said. "Nine people were lightly injured and two...
  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...
  • Ron Paul: Israel had US OK for war on Gaza (Ron Paul sides with Hamas)

    01/05/2009 11:50:56 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 267 replies · 4,621+ views
    Press TV ^ | 1/5/09
    Outspoken Republican congressman Ron Paul says Israel had received a green light from the United States to launch an offensive in Gaza. The Texas congressman said the Israeli attack on the impoverished Gaza Strip shapes a bleak future for the whole world as it means that, "the whole idea of preemptive or preventive war is spreading." He went on to challenge the idea of Hamas threatening Israel's security and argued that "Palestinian missiles are so minor compared to the fire power of Israel, who has nuclear weapons." The US Congressman's remarks come as Israel continues to rebuff international efforts to...
  • UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $856 million for oil spill [from defensive war against Hizb'allah]

    12/21/2014 1:55:52 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Israel was asked by the UN General Assembly on Friday to compensate Lebanon for $856.4 million in oil spill damages it caused during its 2006 war with Hezbollah. The non-binding vote, which passed 170-6, asks Israel to offer "prompt and adequate compensation" to Lebanon and other countries affected by the oil spill's pollution. In a statement, Israel condemned the resolution as biased against the nation, Israeli media reported. The oil spill was caused by Israel's air force when it bombed oil tanks near a coastal Lebanese power plant during the fierce month-long war with...
  • Livni: Netanyahu Should Thank Me for Turning to Kerry

    12/20/2014 3:57:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni insisted that she turned to US Secretary of State John Kerry and urged him not to allow the Palestinian Authority (PA) draft resolution to go to vote before elections "with Israel's interests in mind" during a Channel 10 interview Saturday night. "I turned to Kerry to safeguard the interests of the State of Israel, to prevent the world's coercion of Palestinian demands on Israel," Livni insisted. "I'm glad I did it and I'm glad that things I do have an impact on the world, what can not be said about Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu." Livni...
  • Lapid: Israel Owes Its Citizens an Apology

    12/20/2014 3:51:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/12/14 | Orly Harari
    Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid has reached out to Israel's youngest voting population Saturday night, holding a question-and-answer session with 200 members of Yesh Atid at Tel Aviv's Tailor Made club in a pre-election appearance. Lapid was joined by MKs Yaakov Perry, Mickey Levi, Ronen Hoffman, Aliza Lavie, Pnina Tamano-Shata, and Boaz Toporovsky. "Israel owes you an apology," Lapid stated in opening remarks, "because for 20 years it hasn't been working for you." "You are the ones who are here today, you decide to take your destiny in your hands and lead the change," he added. "Yesh Atid came to...
  • Al Nusra killing of FSA leader tests fragile truce in southern Syria

    12/20/2014 2:39:32 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    The National ^ | Updated: December 17, 2014 | Phil Sands and Suha Maayeh
    A fragile truce was holding on Syria's southern front on Tuesday after Jabhat Al Nusra killed a senior commander in a western-backed rebel group, accusing his faction of being sleeper agents for ISIL. Mousab Ali Qarfan, who also went by the name Mousab Zaytouneh, was a leading figure in the powerful Shuhada Al Yarmouk Brigades. He was killed by the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra in Sahem El Golan, along with three other fighters from his group, on Monday. The Yarmouk Brigades are part of the western-affiliated rebel alliance, still commonly referred to as the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which have been...
  • Barcelona soccer team ‘set to cut ties with terror-financing Qatar’

    12/20/2014 1:59:25 PM PST · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | December 20, 2014 | Times of Israel staff
    Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona has reportedly decided not to renew its sponsorship deal with a Qatari group linked to the country’s royal family because of Qatar’s alleged involvement in funding Islamic extremist terrorist groups. Israel’s Channel 2 reported Friday night that Barcelona, arguably the world’s most popular soccer team, will not renew the deal, which has so far brought in close to $200 million, because of mounting concerns related to the gulf state’s involvement in financing terrorism. Israeli leaders have frequently charged that Qatar funds Hamas, the terror group that rules Gaza, and the TV report also cited alleged...
  • Israel launches airstrike on Gaza in apparent retaliation for rocket attack

    12/20/2014 12:21:48 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 3 replies
    Liveleak, IDF official ^ | December 20, 2014 7:00 AM | unknown
    Tensions between Israel and the Palestinian territories are expected to heighten after Israeli aircraft bombed a site in the Khan Younis area of the southern Gaza Strip on Friday (December 19). The target is believed to have been a Hamas base. According to a spokesperson for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), the attack was in response to a rocket fired from Gaza, which hit an open area in the south of Israel. There are no reports of casualties following either strike. Israel’s attacks are the first since a seven-week war on Gaza ended three months ago. The incident is expected...
  • Report: Kerry Stalled Palestinian Authority UN Bid to Stop Right Winning Elections (in Israel)

    12/20/2014 10:06:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 12/20/2014, 6:56 PM | Tova Dvorin
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has been adamant to EU officials not to push the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s anti-Israel resolution through the UN until after the March 2015 elections, a European diplomat told Foreign Policy Friday. “Kerry has been very, very clear that for the United States it was not an option to discuss whatever text before the end of the Israeli election,” the diplomat stated. Kerry said that the warning stems from a meeting he had with former President Shimon Peres and Hatnua Chairman Tzipi Livni, who appealed to him out of concerns that the anti-Israel resolution—if passed...
  • The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

    12/20/2014 4:04:53 AM PST · by iowamark · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Amanda Macias, Jeremy Bender and Skye Gould
    There's only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn't had many opportunities lately. Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world's military powers has been all but banished from the global scene (for the time being, at least). For a simpler evaluation of military power, we turned to the Global Firepower Index, a ranking of 106 nations based on more than 50 factors including overall military budget, available manpower, and the amount of equipment each country has in...
  • Ethnic Cleansing of Jews in Turkey

    12/19/2014 8:00:04 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 15, 2014 | Uzay Bulut
    Now that the ethnic-cleansing campaign of the Turkish regime has been "successfully" completed, and there are only two Jews left in Edirne, why is the governor of the city still so angry? The sweet little secret in both Turkey and Europe is that anti-Semites do not need the existence of a Jewish state to attack or threaten Jews. Hatred of Jews did not start with the re-establishment of the state of Israel. The truth is that those who carried out ethnic cleansing of Jews are the last persons who should whine about the non-existent Israeli "occupation." Israelis are not occupiers...
  • Ted Cruz: ‘Iran will either stop, or we will stop them’

    12/19/2014 6:19:06 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | <table style="width:100%">
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas ripped the Obama administration’s policies on Israel and Iran at a dinner Sunday evening in New York hosted by a major Jewish group.“What would real presidential leadership look like?” the Texas Republican said, the Dallas Morning News reported. “A real president … would stand up and say on the world stage: Under no circumstances will Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. Iran will either stop, or we will stop them.”, one of the most outspoken defenders of Israel’s interests, spoke at the annual dinner of the Zionist Organization of America.The potential 2016 presidential contender condemned...
  • Poll: Jewish New Yorkers Like Christie, Prefer Cruz & Rubio For President

    12/19/2014 8:51:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Jewish Political News & Updates ^ | December 19, 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Potential Democratic presidential candidates and the Hawkish Republican hopeful were fare better among the Jewish electorate in the State of New York, then the sort of moderate Republicans, according to new poll conducted by the Siena Research. While in general, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren on the Democratic side, and Chris Christie, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush on the Republican side, are seen as the best choices for President, among Jewish voters, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are the most preferred candidates for president. According to the poll, if the elections were to be held today, 51 percent of registered...