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  • Netanyahu at the UN: Iran and Al Qaeda "Are All Rooted in the Bitter Soil of Intolerance"

    09/28/2012 4:18:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Israeli Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu just wrapped up his remarks at the 2012 United Nations General Assembly in New York City which included literally drawing a red line for Iran, showing the world the status of Iran’s nuclear program and pointing out the dangers of radical Jihad. Netanyahu also solidified, once again, Israel’s right to exist. “Three thousand years ago, King David reined over the Jewish state in our eternal capital of Jerusalem,” he said opening his speech. “I say that to all of those who proclaim that the Jewish State has no roots in the region and that it...
  • Wake Up, Jews!

    09/28/2012 3:56:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/28/2012 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    No doubt, it's hard for people to give up their lifelong attachments and identity. But there are moments in history when a turning point arrives, and those with eyes to see and ears to hear recognize it. Many Jews have made political liberalism their religion and personal identity and the Democrat Party their unexamined home and comfort zone. But everything changed early September. Rarely do modern-day political conventions startle. The Democratic National Convention, however, was earthshaking and a warning to Jews to wake up. Democrat delegates decided to stick it to Israel. We no longer care, they roared, if Israel...
  • Hamas Anger at Gift for Schalit

    09/28/2012 3:15:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Hamas has boycotted the Barcelona soccer team over a gift given to Gilad Shalit. Schalit, who was held captive by Hamas for several years, was given a complimentary ticket for a Barcelona game, AP reports. Schalit writes a newspaper sports column for the Hebrew-language daily Yediot Aharonot. Hamas officials confirmed that TV stations in Gaza will not broadcast Barcelona matches, and newspapers in the region will not write about the team. The team is normally very popular in Gaza. A Gaza organization for Arabs jailed in Israel termed Schalit “a murderer and a criminal” and questioned why Barcelona would wish...
  • Anti-Semitism at Northeastern University A tolerance organization has released a 30 minute video

    09/27/2012 6:55:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 9/27/12 | staff
    Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) today released a 30 minute video showing how Northeastern Professor Denis Sullivan and other Northeastern faculty abuse academic freedom to promote anti-Israel lies and anti-Semitism as defined by the U.S. State Department. Sullivan is a tenured professor and director of the Northeastern Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development. The video examines Professor Sullivan's lectures, invited guests, reading lists and student trips to the Middle East, all of which seem designed to provide students with a one-sided view of the Arab-Israeli conflict. "It seems clear that Professor Sullivan has built his department to...
  • U.S. Unimpressed by Netanyahu Speech, Won't Set Red Lines- The Obama administration reiterates

    09/27/2012 6:47:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    inn ^ | 9/27/12 | Elad Benari
    The Obama administration remained unimpressed on Thursday after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to the United Nations and reiterated that the President would not set “red lines” for Iran. “As the prime minister said, the United States and Israel share the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," spokesman Tommy Vietor of the National Security Council said on Thursday, adding, “We will continue our close consultation and cooperation toward achieving that goal.” Meanwhile, officials in Washington quoted in the Israeli media praised Netanyahu for the conciliatory approach he took towards Obama but made ​​it clear that the United...
  • Bibi Shows the UN a Bomb

    09/27/2012 2:36:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Benjamin Netanyahu is delivering his speech at the United Nations General Assembly. I just tuned into a bit of it here during the break, and it's awesome. It's very, very well done. It's an exceptional speech, all about Iran's nuclear weapons and how they differ from the Soviets, for example, in having nuclear weapons and why. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Benjamin Netanyahu, who may be the closest thing we have to a Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher today, Benjamin Netanyahu is at the United Nations. He's giving a great speech, and he's now using a visual aid. He's...
  • Text Of Israel PM Netanyahu UN Speech On Iran Nuclear Weapons, Red Lines

    09/27/2012 2:30:13 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 23 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 27, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Text Of Israel PM Netanyahu UN Speech On Iran Nuclear Weapons, Red LinesBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York, New York --- September 27, 2012 ... The following was transmitted by the Israel Government Press Office to the Israel News Agency. Thank you very much Mr. President. It's a pleasure to see the General Assembly presided by the Ambassador from Israel, and it's good to see all of you, distinguished delegates. Ladies and Gentlemen, Three thousand years ago, King David reigned over the Jewish state in our eternal capital, Jerusalem. I say that to all those who proclaim that the...
  • Netanyahu Warns Iran Is Close to Making a Bomb

    09/27/2012 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 27, 2012 | Rick Gladstone
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel told the United Nations on Thursday that he believes Iran’s ability to make an atomic weapon will be irreversible by next spring or summer—a far more specific time frame than he had asserted before—and he argued that a “clear red line” must be drawn to warn the Iranians they must halt their nuclear fuel enrichment before then. Mr. Netanyahu also thanked President Obama for his speech at the United Nations two days earlier in which he warned that he would not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran. The Israeli leader’s speech emphasized Israel’s solidarity with the...
  • FULL SPEECH: Israel PM Bibi Netanyahu speaks to the UN, draws red line on Iran

    09/27/2012 1:29:48 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/27/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu spoke to the United Nations today, laying out his case for the world to unite against Iran and draw a red line on their enriching of uranium. Not only did he draw a red line for everyone to see, but he was specific and clear about what must be done in order to stop Iran from continuing development of a nuclear bomb and when they will finish it if they are not stopped. But the question that must be answered, Netanyahu said, is at what point during the final stages of their development process will...
  • Netanyahu Draws Israel's Red Line for Iran Amid Secret Discussion With US On Spring Attack

    09/27/2012 12:52:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 9 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | September 27, 2012, 9:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
    Addressing the UN General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 27 Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu graphically depicted Israel’s red line for Iran. He held up a simple diagram showing that Iran had covered 70 percent of the distance to a nuclear bomb and must be stopped before it reached the critical stage next spring or early summer. He stressed that it is getting late, very late to stop a nuclear Iran. The best way, he said, is to lay down a clear red line on the most vulnerable element of its nuclear program: uranium enrichment. “I believe that if faced with a...
  • Palestinians' Abbas accuses Israel of "ethnic cleansing"

    09/27/2012 12:52:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | September 27, 2012 2:44 PM
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of ethnic cleansing Thursday for building settlements in east Jerusalem. "It is a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people via the demolition of their homes," Abbas said in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. Shortly after, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuked Abbas in his own address to the assembly. "We won't solve our conflict with libelous speeches at the U.N.," Netanyahu said. …
  • Abbas at U.N. blasts Israel as ‘racist,’ tamps down statehood bid

    09/27/2012 12:48:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | September 27, 2012
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his U.N. address blasted Israel as seeking to end the two-state solution but tamped down any plans to seek statehood unilaterally. Describing what he said were "racist" attacks by settlers on Palestinians in collusion with the Israeli government, Abbas told the General Assembly on Thursday that he has reached the conclusion "that the Israeli government rejects the two-state solution." He said, however, that Palestinians remain ready to negotiate a two-state solution. … This year, however, Abbas said that instead of seeking full Palestinian statehood recognition throughout the U.N. Security Council , he would seek...
  • Abbas says to seek upgrade of Palestinian UN status

    09/27/2012 12:40:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:32pm IST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he would seek to have the Palestinians' U.N. status upgraded to a sovereign country and cautioned that Israeli settlement expansion meant time was running out for a two-state solution. "Despite all the complexities of the prevailing reality and all the frustrations that abound, we say before the international community there is still a chance—maybe the last—to save the two-state solution and to salvage peace," Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly. But he warned the 193-nation assembly that Israel was "promising the Palestinian people a new catastrophe" if it continues with its current Jewish...
  • Shock Photos of Netanyahu at U.N. from AP, Reuters

    09/27/2012 12:09:08 PM PDT · by qman · 161 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 27, 2012 | The Weekly Standard
    Two shocking photos coming off the wire of Benjamin Netanyahu addressing the United Nations moments ago.
  • Netanyahu to set "clear red line" for Iran in U.N. speech

    09/27/2012 11:05:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-27-12 | Jeffrey Heller
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will set out, in his speech at the United Nations on Thursday, an ultimatum for Iran to halt its disputed nuclear drive or risk coming under military attack, an Israeli official said. Netanyahu faces the world body after U.S. President Barack Obama disappointed some Israelis, in his own address to the annual assembly, by not calling for a deadline to be imposed on Tehran - though he did say time for diplomacy "is not unlimited". Israel sees a mortal threat in a nuclear-armed Iran and has long threatened to strike its arch-foe pre-emptively, agitating war-wary...
  • Egypt leader demands US aid, censorship, plus end to Israel ‘occupation’

    09/27/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Seprmber 26, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Egypt’s new Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday used his first speech at the United Nations to demand curbs on Western free speech rights and “an end to all forms of occupation of Arab lands.” Morsi also used his U.S. speech to push his revolutionary mix of Islamic and progressive demands .. that UN countries establish a “new global economic governance”; and that Western countries continue to transfer aid and technology to Egypt’s government and poverty-stricken population. Much of his emphasis was on the establishment of a Palestinian state. “My duty [is] to support our Palestinian brothers and sisters …...
  • Live thread: Netanyahu's UN speech 12:45pm EDT (approx)

    09/27/2012 8:30:24 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 167 replies
    Netanyahu will set out clear red lines for Iran.
  • Israel’s staunchest ally: Stephen Harper has transformed Canada’s Mideast policy

    09/27/2012 7:17:50 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 14 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 26, 2012 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Back in 2006, Frank Dimant, executive vice-president of B’nai Brith, caused a considerable stir when he described Canada’s then-new prime minister, Stephen Harper, as the answer to the Jewish community’s prayers. Controversial because not all Jews are Conservative supporters. Indeed, historically, the default party for most Canadian Jews has been the Liberals. In addition, Harper, both in 2006 and to an even greater extent today, is a more ardent supporter of Israel than many Canadian Jews. Or, more accurately, Harper is more comfortable with the hardline policies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on everything from confronting a nuclear Iran...
  • US Ambassador’s Killers Ask For More Al Qaeda Missions (Ansar al-Sharia not disbanding)

    09/26/2012 5:09:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 2 replies
    Debka Net Weekly ^ | September 25, 2012, 12:54
    US ambassador’s killers ask for more al Qaeda missions As the US State Department and CNN dueled over the US ambassador Chris Stevens’ diary, his murderers, the Libyan Ansar al-Sharia, headed off to meet their al Qaeda controllers and ask for more missions. Disbanding - as Tripoli was encouraged by the State Department to claim - was the last thing on their minds. Still, in Washington, President Obama danced around calling the Benghazi attack which killed four US diplomats “terrorism,” admitting only that it “wasn’t’ mob action.”
  • Israel eyes gas reserves in contested waters

    09/26/2012 3:34:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 7 replies
    The Middle East, source of much of the world’s hydrocarbons, is one of the most volatile regions on earth, where energy issues impact international relations. From Iraqi oil output, still struggling to reach its 2003 pre-invasion levels through Iran’s sanctioned nuclear program, the region focuses the world’s attention like nowhere else.