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  • Samantha Power: US will be Isolated if it Rejects Iran Deal

    08/29/2015 10:55:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    INN ^ | 8/27/2015, 9:40 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    The United States will be isolated on the world stage and its influence diminished if Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal, the US ambassador to the United Nations has warned. In an editorial published by Politico, Samantha Power argued that a “no” vote from Congress would make it more difficult for the United States to drum up support for sanctions and partner with like-minded countries to confront crises. “If the United States rejects this deal, we would instantly isolate ourselves from countries that spent nearly two years working with American negotiators to hammer out its toughest provisions,” Power wrote in...
  • Op-Ed: National Emergency for America (Iran deal)

    08/29/2015 10:20:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | Friday, August 28, 2015 11:22 AM | Stanley Zir
    “The Constitution is the guideline I will never abandon.” — George WashingtonThe United states of America was born out of a resolve to protect the freedoms of the individual from the tyranny of the state. Its Constitution was written to safeguard those freedoms at all costs—ad infinitum. America’s Founding Fathers were excellent physicians who could fully detect the disease of tyranny in all its forms. They left the American people the Constitution as a preventive vaccine to eliminate this cancer. Therefore, upholding the Constitution and its firm stance against tyranny or any government or enterprise, foreign or domestic that seeks...
  • Half of American Jews Support the Iran Deal. Why?

    08/25/2015 6:22:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/25/2015 | Dennis Prager
    The more one knows about the Iran Deal, the more obvious it becomes that it is not a deal so much as it is a fraud. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of a fraud is “something that is meant to look like the real thing in order to trick people.” That precisely describes the Iran Deal. Virtually every claim made for it is either not true or insignificant. There are no “anytime, anywhere” inspections, as Americans were promised during the negotiations.No American or Canadian inspectors will be allowed into Iran.The agreement obligates all the parties, including the...
  • Shameful: IDF Soldier Abandoned to Arab Mob in Nabi Salah

    08/29/2015 3:37:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/8/15 | Uzi Baruch
    Calls for emergency Knesset meeting after soldier filmed being beaten by Arab women and children; Liberman: Gov't shows weakness. Video Unbelievable footage has emerged showing an IDF soldier being beaten by Arab women and children in the village of Nabi Salah, Samaria The video is already being seen by some as proof that the army is having its hands effectively tied, both by increasingly restrictive instructions on how to handle violent Palestinian rioters, as well as by insufficient backup from the political echelons against legal campaigns by leftist NGOs targeting IDF soldiers. ..... More video .....
  • Why not just give Iran the bomb?

    08/29/2015 3:20:41 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    I have a great idea for an update to the Iran deal that would save a lot of time. We should go ahead and provide Iran with nuclear weapons and also some ICBMs. This will substantially shorten the time necessary for them to develop or purchase them on their own. Doing this will also force President Barack Obama and his administration to deal with a nuclear Iran now instead of kicking the can down the road for someone else. The president will not be able to bask in the "look what I accomplished" light and then blame the next administration...
  • Obama: US-Israel ties will improve after Iran deal in place

    08/29/2015 2:45:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2015 3:17 AM EDT | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama is comparing tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and says he expects quick improvements in ties between the longtime allies once the accord is implemented. “Like all families, sometimes there are going to be disagreements,” Obama said Friday in a webcast with Jewish Americans. “And sometimes people get angrier about disagreements in families than with folks that aren’t family.” The president’s comments came as momentum for the nuclear accord grew on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers will vote next month on a resolution to disapprove of the deal. Sen....
  • White House: 'Pro-war' Cheney, Trump, Cruz are face of Iran deal opposition

    08/28/2015 2:35:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2015 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday that those who oppose the Iran nuclear agreement, like former Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are "pro-war" and are some of the same people who got the U.S. into a war with Iraq in 2003. "There's no doubt that we've seen forceful advocacy to kill this deal," Earnest said. "It's the same forceful advocacy we've seen in the run up to the Iraq war in 2003. In fact it's many of the same people making the same arguments." Cheney is scheduled to appear Sept. 8 at...
  • Kurdish Forces Free 7 Villages in Iraq From ISI

    08/28/2015 9:41:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Saturday, 29 August 2015
    Western-backed Kurdish fighters freed seven villages from the clasps of ISIS in northern Iraq in recent days, the U.S.-led coalition battling the militants said Friday. But the extremists still control broad swathes of land in the war-torn country, where ISIS has waged a terrifying offensive of forced religious conversions and beheadings. Bolstered by coalition airstrikes, the Peshmerga fighters wrestled back more than 200 square kilometers (80 square miles) near the town of Tuz since August 26, the Combined Joint Task Force said.
  • Nearly $100K Raised for Syrian Father Seen in Viral Photo Cadling Daughter

    08/28/2015 10:46:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    "When [Abdul] heard the amount, he just broke down and started crying," Simonarson said. "He was so thankful and he kept saying, 'thank you for all your generosity,'" Gissur Simonarson, the man who took the photo, said.Heartbroken readers around the world have made a definitive statement after seeing a viral photo circulated on the Internet this week -- showing a Syrian father selling pens in the streets of Beirut while cradling his sleeping daughter. And that statement so far has nearly six digits in it. A Norwegian activist named Gissur Simonarson came face-to-face with the refugee on Tuesday. With...
  • Side Deal (AIPAC's 5th TV ad blasts secret deal for Iran self inspections)

    08/28/2015 5:58:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9 hours ago | Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran
    Side deal (30 second TV ad)
  • Sen. Cotton to Visit Israel for More Ammunition against Iran Deal

    08/28/2015 4:50:14 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 28th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Sen. Tom Cotton, one of the loudest voices against the nuclear deal with Iran, will arrive in Israel on Sunday for a week-long visit that can be assumed is aimed at arming him with more ammunition to try to shoot down the nuclear Iran agreement in the Senate. The Israel government announced: U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) will be visiting Israel from Sunday, August 30, to Saturday, September 5, 2015. During his trip to Israel, the Senator will be updated on strategic and diplomatic issues, as well as other major developments in the region. Senator Cotton, in office as of...
  • Cotton Statement on Reports that Harry Reid may Filibuster Senate Vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/28/2015 4:47:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    cotton.senate.gov ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Senator Tom Cotton
    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statements on reports that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid may filibuster a Senate vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal: “First, the president did an end-run around the Constitution by refusing to submit the Iran deal as a treaty requiring a two-thirds vote of the Senate for approval. Now Harry Reid wants to deny the American people a voice entirely by blocking an up-or-down vote on this terrible deal. If Harry Reid has his way, Congress won’t even get the little oversight we were provided in Corker-Cardin. He is obstructing because...
  • Israel hits back at Swiss envoy's 'ugly act' in showing Netanyahu bird droppings cartoon

    08/28/2015 4:00:01 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/28/2015 22:17
    The Swiss ambassador to Iran's display of a cartoon depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu being defecated upon by two doves was condemned as "an ugly act" by the Foreign Ministry late Friday. Switzerland expressed regret earlier Friday after Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the cartoon at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities. Haas spoke to hundreds of Swiss and Iranian business people at a Zurich hotel on Thursday. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) said the "questionable cartoon" was used without its knowledge. "The FDFA regrets the use of this cartoon and considers it tasteless," it said in a...
  • Switzerland says regrets envoy's display of Netanyahu cartoon (Europeans go insane post-Iran deal)

    08/28/2015 3:46:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:36am EDT | John Miller
    ZURICH - Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head, at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities. Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the image during a speech to hundreds of Swiss and Iranian business people at a Zurich hotel on Thursday. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) said the "questionable cartoon" was used without its knowledge. "The FDFA regrets the use of this cartoon and considers it tasteless," it said in a statement. Haas' address came as Europeans race back to Iran, whose...
  • Obama: Opponents of Iran deal aren’t ‘warmongers’ (attempts to mend fences with Jews)

    08/28/2015 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 28, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama distanced himself Friday from his administration’s allies calling opponents of the Iran nuclear deal “warmongers.” “At no time have I suggested that somebody is a warmonger, meaning they want war,” Mr. Obama said in a webcast with U.S. Jewish groups. But he said if Congress votes to kill the agreement next month, military action will be likely against Tehran. “At that point we really don’t have options,” the president said. “We’re kind of flying blind. The logical conclusion is that for any president, me or my successor, to make sure that Iran’s not getting a nuclear weapon, I’m...
  • Report: Netanyahu’s US Confidantes Believe Congress Won’t Overrule Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/28/2015 12:02:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | August 27, 2015 2:04 pm | David Daoud
    U.S. sources close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have concluded that opponents of the Iran nuclear deal won’t secure enough votes in Congress to overturn it, Israeli news site nrg reported on Thursday. According to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, referred to familiarly as the “Corker-Cardin Bill” (after its two drafters, Senators Bob Corker and Ben Cardin), Congress had 30 days to review any agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1 powers, and then vote on whether to approve it. That time frame was extended to 60 days when the international parties were unable to conclude a deal...
  • The long, slow death of the rule of law in America

    08/27/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | TROY SENIK
    The most disturbing aspect of the scandal around Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state is not the former first lady’s penchant for secrecy. What’s truly unsettling is that it has been widely taken as read among both the media and the general public that Mrs. Clinton will likely avoid serious legal consequences for her behavior because the Justice Department is ultimately answerable to President Obama – and Democrats will not use the instruments of government to destroy one of their own. Whether that eventually proves true, the sentiment itself reveals a...
  • Obama, the Jews and the Iran Deal

    08/28/2015 5:25:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 28, 2015 | Kenneth Levin
    The sad old pattern of embracing the indictments of haters. The Iran deal, by President Obama’s own admission, opens the path to Iran’s acquiring a nuclear arsenal, even as Iranian leaders continue to assert their determination to annihilate Israel. While the President has claimed at times that the agreement will prevent Iran from ever developing nuclear weapons, he has on other occasions acknowledged that, in fact, after fifteen years Iran will have a clear, short path to doing so. Israelis across the political spectrum oppose the deal, fearful of the existential threat it represents, and most American Jews share their...
  • Israel Sends Naval Engineers to Germany to Help in Ship Deal

    08/28/2015 4:29:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | Aug 27, 2015 | Gili Cohen
    The navy has sent engineers to Germany to consult in the construction of ships to protect Israel’s natural gas drilling sites off the Mediterranean coast. In May, the Defense Ministry agreed to buy four ships from Germany to protect the gas platforms, including the Tamar site, which is already in production, and the much larger Leviathan site, which is in development. Germany is expected to deliver the boats, built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, within five years. After a German grant, each ship will cost Israel about $90 million, a senior Israeli naval officer told Haaretz. The engineers were sent last...
  • Obama to speak with Jewish groups on Iran deal

    08/28/2015 3:03:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2015 3:15 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama is using a Friday webcast to try to allay concerns from Jewish communities about the nuclear agreement with Iran. Obama will deliver remarks about the agreement and take questions from participants. The webcast is being organized by two major Jewish organizations that have held similar events with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. …
  • IAEA Says Iran May Have Built 'Extension' to Parchin

    08/27/2015 10:49:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 8/27/15 | Ben Ariel
    Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the UN nuclear watchdog said in a report obtained by the Reuters news agency on Thursday. A resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Parchin file, which includes a demand for fresh IAEA access to the site, is a symbolically important issue that could help make or break Tehran's July 14 nuclear deal with six world powers. The confidential IAEA report obtained by the news agency says, "Since (our) previous report (in May), at a particular location at the Parchin site, the agency...
  • Dilemma For Israel Boycotters As Jewish Israeli Scientists Make HIV Breakthrough

    08/27/2015 9:54:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Scientists in Israel have announced a breakthrough in HIV research, a development that will leave Israel boycotters with their latest ethical dilemma. The team from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev say their finding will result in a “revolutionary diagnosis and the key to the clinical solution that will prevent infection with HIV and will destroy the deadly virus.” i24News reports that Dr Ran Taube of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics at the southern Israeli university said his team has discovered similarities between HIV (the virus that leads to AIDS) and leukemia. Conducted in collaboration with Dr. Uri Rubio...
  • Trump, Cruz Say No To Iran Nuclear Holocaust – Coordinate D.C. Rally

    08/27/2015 8:40:33 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 35 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | August 27, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — August 27, 2015 … Two of Israel’s best friends, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz, have agreed to host a mass rally in Washington against the Iran Deal which directly threatens the security of the United States and Israel. Cruz and Trump are both presidential candidates but transcending their run for the White House is a sincere desire to limit an Iranian ICBM nuclear attack on the US. Both Trump and Cruz realize that if Iran secures 150 billion dollars from the lifting of sanctions, that money will go towards nuclear...
  • Cruz and Trump to Team Up on Iran Deal

    08/27/2015 8:29:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8-28-15 | Ben Ariel
    Republican presidential candidates Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are teaming up in opposing the Iran nuclear deal. According to NBC News, Cruz has invited Trump to Washington for an upcoming rally against the deal. The two are set to appear at an event organized by the Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Politics, and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), according to the Cruz campaign. Mort Klein, the ZOA president, said the rally has been in the works for weeks, though Trump's inclusion is a relatively new development. "I think it's of great value to have a person...
  • Iran salary for murdering Jews: $100 per month: Bonuses tied to number killed

    08/27/2015 1:46:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | Pamela Geller
    Let’s review the murderous consequences of Obama’s realignment with the axis of evil: Only two days before Britain’s foreign minister arrived in Tehran, Israel says an Iranian Quds Force commander embedded in Syria ordered rocket fire into Israel. Israel struck back in Syrian territory, and formally protested to the six nations that negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran. As one Israeli official, Dore Gold, told Politico this week: “There’s something untenable about Iran claiming that it is in a negotiating process with the West while it reserves the right to wage war against America’s allies in the Middle East.” Since...
  • The Trump factor (Jerusalem Post)

    08/27/2015 12:02:32 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    jpost.com ^ | Dov Lipman
    President Donald Trump? Really? How are we to understand this astonishing development, and what does it say about voters? I believe that last weekend’s Trump rally attended by 30,000 people in a football stadium in Mobile, Alabama, gives us a clue. For almost the entire 53-minute speech, Trump mentioned only three policy issues. First he talked about illegal immigration, saying that Americans have been killed and raped by illegal immigrants, and that the only solution is his famed plan to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. Then Trump talked about Ford and Nabisco moving their factories and...
  • National Survey (Only 8% Americans support giving Iran sanctions relief without Congress approval)

    08/27/2015 7:12:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    82% of all voters OPPOSE President Obama's plan to give $100 billion in sanctions relief within the next few months to Iran without the approval of Congress. 67% of all voters would NOT approve of a deal that does NOT allow independent inspections of Iran's military laboratories, no US monitoring of the program and no Americans or Canadians on the ground in Iran to inspect in any capacity. 64% of all voters think that President Obama and Secretary Kerry are only telling Americans what they think will help the agreement be passed by Congress. Only 19% think they are telling...
  • Farrakhan blasts WND, others, for reporting call to 'kill' '10,000 men' needed to 'stalk them and

    08/26/2015 8:38:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/26/15 | Bob Unruh
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has lashed out at WND and other media organizations that reported his recent controversial statements calling for an army of 10,000 to “rise up and kill those who kill us” and citing the Quran’s “law of retaliation” that imposes a “life for a life” standard. “I never said kill all white people,” Farrakhan said in a video made at a “Justice Or Else” promotional event in Nashville a few days ago and posted on the Final Call, a Nation of Islam website. “Those are the words of the mischief-makers. If you are going to...
  • Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism

    08/26/2015 8:01:16 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 70 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 26,2015 | AP
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Opening a meeting with Putin in Moscow, el-Sissi said "the Egyptian people" are hoping for broader ties with Russia in all areas, particularly in fighting terrorism in the Middle East. El-Sissi's Russian visit, his second in the past three months, highlights Moscow's attempts to expand its influence in Egypt at a time when Egyptian-U.S. relations have soured in the aftermath of the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
  • As War Closes In, Syria’s Assad Puts Emphasis on Living a Normal Life

    08/26/2015 7:29:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | RAJA ABDULRAHIM
    On the day in May when Islamic State militants raised their black flag above the ancient city of Palmyra, the Damascus Opera House featured a singer in a rumpled black suit belting out traditional Arabic ballads. Members of the audience were herded together so the half-empty auditorium appeared full on state television, and the crowd whistled, clapped and danced in the aisles for the benefit of the cameras. This week, as the extremist militants blew up a 2,000-year-old temple in Palmyra, the opera house in the capital 150 miles to the west prepared to open an art exhibit. “It is...
  • Retired generals and admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal

    08/26/2015 7:22:11 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 26 , 2015 | Carol Morello
    A group of nearly 200 retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security. The letter is the latest in a blizzard of missives petitioning Congress either to support or oppose the agreement with Iran, which would lift sanctions if Iran pared back its nuclear program. Letters have come from ad hoc groupings of rabbis, nuclear scientists, arms-control and nonproliferation experts — and now, retired senior military officers, many of whom have worked in the White House during various administrations dating to the 1980s.
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State

    08/26/2015 5:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 8/26/15 | Adam Rawnsley
    When a U.S. citizen going by the name “Abu Abdullah al-Amriki” blew himself up in a suicide attack in Baiji, Iraq, this month, he was the most recent example of a troubling trend: the roughly 200 Americans who have traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State.Not all of the foreigners have left for the region looking to fight for the Islamic State, however. Instead, growing numbers of Americans are heading there to fight against the extremists. The American fighters — mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans — are...
  • Former Ku Klux Klan Leader David Duke Throws Support Behind Donald Trump

    08/25/2015 11:03:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Wrap ^ | August 25, 2015 | Itay Hod
    Trump is “the best of the lot,” Duke says of GOP frontrunner GOP frontrunner Donald Trump can count on at least one die-hard fan: former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. Self described “racial realist,” Duke, praised Trump during a recent rant during his online radio show, calling the business mogul a “good salesman.” Duke, who ran unsuccessfully for president as a Democrat in 1988 and later served in the Louisiana House of Representatives, also said he liked Trump because of “the fact that he’s come out on the immigration issue,” adding, “he’s an entrepreneur and he has a...
  • Nearly 900 US Rabbis Urge Congress to Reject Iran Deal (now approaching 1,000)

    08/26/2015 1:01:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/25/2015, 9:04 PM
    Nearly 900 American rabbis have signed a petition urging the US Congress to reject the recently-signed nuclear deal with Iran. The online petition hopes to garner 1,000 signatures by September 7 - the date Congress is set to vote on the agreement. So far 887 "ordained rabbis" from various denominations have signed. A majority vote against is almost inevitable given the Republican majority in both houses, but so too is a presidential veto, which Barack Obama has clearly said he will use in the event the deal is voted down. The challenge then for opponents of the deal is to...
  • Two Hundred Retired Generals, Flag Officers Call on Congress to Reject Iran Deal

    08/26/2015 12:22:11 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 26, 2015 2:02 pm | Alana Goodman
    Nearly two hundred retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress asking members to oppose the Iran deal, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. The retired officers warned in the letter that the nuclear deal was “unverifiable” and would “threaten the national security and vital interests of the United States” by providing Iran a 10-year path to a nuclear bomb and handing the regime $150 billion in sanctions relief: In summary, this agreement will enable Iran to become far more dangerous, render the Mideast still more unstable and introduce new threats to American interests as well as our allies. In...
  • Macaque monkeys descended from Jews, claims Sudanese writer

    08/26/2015 11:48:40 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Mus'ab Al-Mosharraf, who blogs for the left-leaning Elaph website, claims that "it is indisputable that there are monkeys of Jewish origin." A Sudanese journalist who blogs for a popular liberal Arabic website claims that macaque monkeys are directly descended from Jews, a phenomenon which occurred after Allah punished the Hebrew people for desecrating the Sabbath, The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported Wednesday. Mus'ab Al-Mosharraf, who blogs for the left-leaning Elaph website, claims that "it is indisputable that there are monkeys of Jewish origin; none deny this but those who do not believe in the Koran that Allah...," and...
  • Palestinians want to raise flag at UN headquarters

    08/26/2015 12:13:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.26.15, 08:36 | (AP, Reuters)
    The Palestinians are seeking to raise their flags at UN headquarters in New York, in a resolution proposing to allow non-member observer states—the Palestinians and the Vatican—to display their flag with the 193 member states—just in time for Pope Francis’ visit next month. Supporters of the idea hope the UN General Assembly will adopt a resolution on the flag-raising shortly before the pope arrives. They’re betting that the United States or other allies of Israel will not block the plan and risk offending the Holy See on Francis’ first US visit. But the Vatican on Tuesday asked the Palestinian UN...
  • Fake pro-Israel Democrats (One by one, they fall in line to Stand With Iran)

    08/25/2015 11:00:23 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Tuesday August 25, 2015 | Richard Baehr
    One by one, U.S. Senate Democrats are announcing that after much deliberation ‎‎(translated as arm twisting by President Barack Obama), they have decided to support the ‎Iran deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, despite serious misgivings. Each of the senators wants you to ‎know that they were personally wrestling with this decision for weeks, talking to ‎experts (provided by the Obama administration for the most part), reading the ‎agreement carefully, weighing and balancing risk versus reward. Each Senate ‎Democrat joining the charade of moving from indecision to decision, makes sure to add that they want to do everything to...
  • Heinz No Longer 'Ketchup' in Israel

    08/25/2015 4:02:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/15
    Heinz tomato ketchup is a household name around the world, including in Israel. But now, thanks to a court ruling, that's about to change... sort of. Osem, Israel's leading food brand and top producer of ketchup, has succeeded in its bid to knock out its lead rival, by banning it from being called "ketchup." In its petition to the courts back in January of this year, Osem claimed Heinz's product did not have enough tomato content to be called "ketchup." Now, after a long legal battle, the court has ruled in Osem's favor, and Heinz will henceforth be known as...
  • Iran in Talks with China to Build New Nuclear Sites

    08/25/2015 3:02:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2015, 9:25 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    After announcing construction on two new nuclear facilities in a southeast region on the Indian Ocean late last month, Iran continues to seek new nuclear sites after the nuclear deal that was struck last month. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) deputy chief and spokesperson Behrouz Kamalvandi on Tuesday revealed that his organization is currently holding negotiations with China to build several additional nuclear reactors, reports the semi-official Fars News Agency. […] The nuclear deal, which China was a partner to, stipulates that Iran will not build any new uranium enrichment facilities for a period of 15 years. While Iran’s...
  • Heinz No Longer 'Ketchup' in Israel

    08/25/2015 2:46:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    inn ^ | 8/25/15 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Heinz tomato ketchup is a household name around the world, including in Israel. But now, thanks to a court ruling, that's about to change... sort of. Osem, Israel's leading food brand and top producer of ketchup, has succeeded in its bid to knock out its lead rival, by banning it from being called "ketchup." In its petition to the courts back in January of this year, Osem claimed Heinz's product did not have enough tomato content to be called "ketchup." Now, after a long legal battle, the court has ruled in Osem's favor, and Heinz will henceforth be known as...
  • Obama Brands Iran Deal Opponents as ‘The Crazies’

    08/25/2015 2:10:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2015, 8:38 PM | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama on Monday let loose with a condescending insult against opponents of the Iran nuclear deal he is trying to force through Congress, claiming those who are critical of the controversial agreement are “crazies.” Obama arrived in Las Vegas on Monday after a two-week vacation in the posh Martha’s Vineyard. He spent Monday evening with retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), speaking at a green energy conference hosted by Reid, and then riding with him to a fundraising event for the Democratic candidate seeking to become Reid’s successor. Obama said after his vacation he was “refreshed,...
  • Re: Iran Deal Opposition by GOP, Matthews Sneers 'Why Not Just Turn It Over to the Knesset Then?'

    08/25/2015 2:06:42 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 24, 2015 | 9:13 PM EDT | Ken Shepherd
    Congressional Republican opposition to the Iran deal simply boils down to kowtowing to opposing by the Israelis, MSNBC's Chris Matthews suggested during a roundtable discussion exchange with Republican strategist John Feehery on the Monday edition of Hardball. "Why don't we just turn it over to the Knesset then?" Matthews sneered, in reply to Feehery citing Israel's concerns about Iranian-sponsored terrorism. "Why have even a foreign policy in this country?" But mere moments later, Matthews defended liberal Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), who is on record opposing the deal, by saying that of course he's "going to defend the interests of...
  • White House: Obama ‘flip’ in referring to ‘crazies’

    08/25/2015 12:28:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Tuesday conceded that President Obama “may have been a little too flip” in referring to some opponents as “crazies,” but denied he was specifically targeting critics of the Iran nuclear deal. “He may have been a little glib in his language,” spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters on Air Force One. But asked if the president regrets his choice of words, Schultz replied “no.” Schultz said the president was taking aim at Republicans in Congress, who are locked in a budget stalemate with Democrats that could result in a government shutdown. “If you take a step back...
  • Iran Deal Scorecard (29 Senators Stand With Iran - please call undecideds before it's too late!)

    08/25/2015 12:58:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    16 on the Fence 29 stand with Iran 55 stand with America
  • Barack Obama calls opponents of Iran deal 'the crazies'

    08/25/2015 11:15:54 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 53 replies
    Soros' Politico ^ | 8/24/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    LAS VEGAS — There are the people on his side on the Iran deal, President Barack Obama said Monday evening. Then there are “the crazies.” Back from a notably uneventful and restful two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Obama was immediately on the road for a short trip here, first to speak at a green energy conference hosted by retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, then to raise money for his preferred successor, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. Ruddy from the sun, Obama described himself as “refreshed, renewed, recharged — a little feisty.” And he delivered, recounting the ride...
  • ‘Israel should be annihilated,’ senior Iran aide says

    08/25/2015 11:17:23 AM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 25, 2015 | Times of Israel staff
    Adviser to parliamentary speaker rejects British foreign secretary’s suggestion that Rouhani indicating ‘more nuanced approach’ to Jewish state Hussein Sheikholeslam (screen capture: YouTube) A senior Iranian official on Tuesday said Israel “should be annihilated,” and that the thawing relations with the West would not translate into a shift in Tehran’s position concerning the Jewish state. Hussein Sheikholeslam, a foreign affairs adviser to parliament speaker Ali Larijani, told Iranian media that contrary to remarks by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, “Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate...
  • Syrian rebels: Turkey tipped al Qaida group to U.S.-trained fighters

    08/25/2015 7:28:41 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Aug 24, 2015 | MITCHELL PROTHERO
    The kidnapping of a group of U.S.-trained moderate Syrians moments after they entered Syria last month to confront the Islamic State was orchestrated by Turkish intelligence, multiple rebel sources have told McClatchy. The rebels say that the tipoff to al Qaida’s Nusra Front enabled Nusra to snatch many of the 54 graduates of the $500 million program on July 29 as soon as they entered Syria, dealing a humiliating blow to the Obama administration’s plans for confronting the Islamic State.
  • #DumpSchumer and anti-Semitism (unites far left, neo-nazis)

    08/25/2015 8:59:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-17-15 | BENJAMIN KERSTEIN
    If a senior US senator can so quickly become the target of a widespread campaign of anti-Semitism from both the Right and the Left, we should all increase our vigilance. The social media site Twitter offers an extraordinary form of communication. But perhaps because of its scope and anonymity, it is also a hotbed of racism, bigotry and anti-Semitism. This has never been clearer than in the wake of Senator Chuck Schumer’s announcement that he will oppose President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. In doing so, Schumer became guilty of heresy in the eyes of many on the progressive...