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  • Prominent Poland politician honors victims of synagogue burning

    06/29/2016 1:39:39 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 28 June 2016 | JTA
    Leader of largest political party stresses German responsibility for Holocaust at Bialystok memorialThe leader of the largest political party in Poland took part in ceremonies commemorating the burning of a synagogue in Bialystok during the Holocaust. In his speech at the Great Synagogue of Bialystok on Monday, Jaroslaw Kaczynski stressed German responsibility for the Holocaust, the dangers of anti-Semitism, and the need for cooperation with Israel. "The Holocaust was the fault of the German state and the German people who supported Adolf Hitler,” said Kaczynski during the ceremony. “German elite were unable to get into any real opposition.” On June...
  • Alan Dershowitz: ‘Problem’ To Be A Democrat And Care About American Exceptionalism, Israel

    06/28/2016 2:03:26 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aaron Klein
    Look as a liberal Democrat, I have a problem. As all liberal Democrats do. We support the Obama administration on who he is going to put on the Supreme Court, on healthcare, on immigration, on a range of other issues. But we fundamentally disagree with him on his approach to foreign policy, particularly in regard to the Middle East. You know, if you are a staunch Republican supporter of Israel, you have no problem. If you are a staunch Democrat who doesn’t care about Israel, you have no problem. But if you are a liberal Democrat who cares deeply about...
  • Iranians are angry about big bonuses paid to bureaucrats

    06/27/2016 8:46:55 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | June 27, 2016 | Parham Pourparsa & Tse Yin Lee
    How much can you earn working for the Iranian state? That question is trending online in Iran, after the payslips of several employees were leaked online and published by several media outlets. They showed not just inflated salaries, but what appear to be bonuses, interest-free loans and significant overtime payments. In one instance, a bank manager at a state bank was shown to have received £50,000 in one month. By contrast, other public servants - including those who identified themselves as teachers, nurses and journalists - have published monthly payslips showing some of them are paid much more modest salaries...
  • As Israel becomes more nationalistic, liberal US Jews become more distant

    06/28/2016 9:57:54 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/27/16 | Danielle Ziri
    NEW YORK – The liberal, Reform, Conservative and secular parts of the American Jewish community may become more distant from Israel as the country’s demography becomes more Orthodox and nationalistic, according to a report presented to the Cabinet on Sunday. Results from the 12th Annual Assessment of the Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People, put together by The Jewish People Policy Institute, were offered by JPPI Co-Chairman Ambassador Dennis Ross and President Avinoam Bar-Yosef. Bar-Yosef explained that while there is significant support for Israel in North America, it isn’t compensating for “the young generation of liberal and secular American...
  • Netanyahu urges UN chief: Help free captive Israelis

    06/28/2016 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/16
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to work towards freeing Israeli citizens held by the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza. .....
  • Russia Hands Egypt Keys to Brand-New Corvette Warship

    06/27/2016 2:12:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 25.06.2016
    The Russian Project 1241 class R-32 missile corvette has been handed to Egypt, RIA Novosti quoted Russian Navy spokesman Viktor Kochemazov as confirming on Saturday. The warship will help Cairo counter terrorism not only on land but also at sea, Kochemazov said, without elaborating on when the vessel was delivered to Egyptian Navy. In August 2015, it was reported that the Egyptian Defense Ministry said that they received the R-32, equipped with the Moskit missile system.The Ministry said at the time that a group of Egyptian sailors and engineers will be sent to Russia, where they will be trained ahead...
  • Zoabi urges more flotillas following Israel-Turkey agreement

    06/26/2016 11:30:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/16 | Elad Benari
    MK Hanin Zoabi (Joint List), who participated in the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla which ultimately resulted in the cutting of ties between Israel and Turkey, on Sunday night said the reconciliation agreement between the two countries was a clear “admission of murder” by Israel. "Israel's agreement to transfer 21 million shekels to the Turks constitutes a clear admission of guilt. Even if Israel does not acknowledge it, it is a confession to the murder of nine people, wounding of dozens, kidnapping and piracy in international waters and false persecution,” she charged. Zoabi called for more flotillas like the Marmara one...
  • Israel, Turkey Agree to Normalize Ties: Israeli Official

    06/26/2016 9:15:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 27 June 2016
    Israel and Turkey on Sunday reached agreement to normalize ties, a senior Israeli official said, to end a six-year rift over the Israeli navy’s killing of 10 Turkish pro-Palestinian activists who tried to sail to the blockaded Gaza Strip in 2010. The Turkish foreign ministry had no immediate comment on the deal but an announcement on the restoration of ties was expected on Monday at 1000 GMT by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in Rome, and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Ankara. Netanyahu travelled to Rome on Sunday to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli and Turkish...
  • Ankara's "Economic Miracle" Collapses Changes in Turkey

    12/22/2011 9:50:34 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    meforum.org ^ | 12-21-11 | David P. Goldman
    Turkey's high-flying economy, which expanded at a 10 percent annual rate of gross domestic product growth during the first half of 2011,[1] will crash-land in 2012. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan's "economic miracle," to use the Daily Telegraph's admiring words,[2] depended on a 40 percent annual rate of bank credit expansion, which in turn produced a balance of payments deficit as wide as that of southern Europe's crisis countries. Markets have already anticipated a sudden turnaround in the Turkish economy. The Turkish lira (TRY) fell by a quarter between November 2010 and September 2011, making it the world's worst performing...
  • Turkish Prime Minister: Israel's Attack on the Mavi Marmara Constitutes a Casus Belli, there...

    09/12/2011 2:25:04 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | September11, 2011 | Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan, which aired on the Al-Jazeera network on September 11, 2011. Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan: The measures we have taken are only the beginning. As you know, we have taken five measures, and we will see the results of these measures in the days, weeks, and perhaps months to come. Israel must realize that it is accountable for its actions, past and present. It will realize this. We have seen that Israel has never observed any of the resolutions issued by the UN General Assembly or Security Council. Israel...
  • Putin to Take Concrete Steps to Support Turkish Cyprus

    07/19/2005 2:14:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 304+ views
    Zaman ^ | July 20, 2005 | Mirza Cetinkaya
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said economic isolation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) should be ended. Putin has signaled for concrete steps to be taken in this regard. Russian President hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an "honorary guest" in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi noted, the "meaningless" embargo imposed on TRNC must be lifted and his country will have direct contacts with both the Turkish and Greek Cypriot societies on the island. The two leaders emphasized their opinions overlapped on many issues. "The first thing we must do is to solve the problem...
  • Pope to Armenians: Never forget the genocide, but reconcile

    06/25/2016 12:19:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/25/2016 | Nicole Winfield and Avet Demourian 
    The world should never forget or minimize the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians, Pope Francis declared Saturday even as he urged Armenians to infuse their collective memory with love so they can find peace and reconcile with Turkey. Turkey, though, didn’t budge. In its first reaction to Francis’ recognition of the 1915 “genocide,” Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli called the comments “greatly unfortunate” and said they bore the hallmarks of the “mentality of the Crusades.” Francis began his second day in Armenia by paying his respects at the country’s imposing genocide memorial and greeting descendants of survivors of the 1915...
  • Barack Obama breaks promise to call Armenian killings ‘genocide’

    04/24/2016 10:38:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Times of India ^ | Apr 23, 2016
    Armenian-American leaders have urged Obama each year to make good on a pledge he made as a candidate in 2008, when he said the U.S. government had a responsibility to recognize the attacks as genocide and vowed to do so if elected. Obama's failure to fulfill that pledge in his final annual statement on the massacre infuriated advocates and lawmakers who accused the president of outsourcing America's moral voice to Turkey ... It's a Turkish government veto over U.S. policy on the Armenian genocide," Aram Hamparian, head of the Armenian National Committee of America, said in an interview. "It's like...
  • Turkey says German vote on Armenian 'genocide' a 'test of friendship'

    06/02/2016 1:33:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/16
    German lawmakers' planned vote to recognize the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, will test the "friendship" between Berlin and Ankara, Turkey said Thursday, according to AFP. The resolution "will amount to a real test of the friendship" between the two nations, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. "Some nations that we consider friends, when they are experiencing trouble in domestic policy attempt to divert attention from it," he said at a meeting of his Justice and Development Party (AKP). "This resolution is an example of that." He stopped short of threatening Germany with political and economic retaliation,...
  • Turkey recalls ambassadors from Germany in response to Armenian genocide vote

    06/02/2016 2:45:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/6/16 | Amy R. Connolly
    BERLIN, June 2 (UPI) -- Turkey recalled its ambassador in Berlin after German lawmakers approved a resolution declaring the World War I mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a genocide. Ambassador Huseyin Avni Karslioglu is expected to travel back to Turkey on Thursday, after the German Parliament declared the 1915-16 killings of some 1.5 million Armenians a deliberate act of ethnic cleansing. Germany's ambassador to Turkey has also been summoned. The move comes just hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned of "repercussions" from the vote. The German resolution is considered a touchy one for long-term relations between...
  • At least 31 reported killed in fighting between Armenian, Azerbaijani forces

    04/02/2016 7:42:11 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 2 at 6:22 PM | Aida Sultanova
    At least 31 reported killed in fighting between Armenian, Azerbaijani forces By Aida Sultanova April 2 at 6:22 PM BAKU, Azerbaijan — At least 30 soldiers and a boy were reported killed as heavy fighting erupted Saturday between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The fighting was the worst outbreak since a full-scale war over the region ended in 1994. Since then, mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh — officially part of Azerbaijan — has been under the control of local ethnic Armenian forces and the Armenian military. Armenian forces also occupy several areas outside Nagorno-Karabakh. The sides are separated...
  • 101st anniversary of Armenian genocide marked worldwide

    04/24/2016 11:24:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Ya Libnan News ^ | April 24, 2016
    Lebanese Armenians wave a giant flag during a rally outside the Turkish embassy in the capital Beirut on April 23, 2016, to commemorate the 101th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in 1915. It is 101 years since Turkey’s Ottoman government began arresting minority community leaders and setting in motion a campaign of systematic slaughter that had left 1.5 million Christian Armenians dead by the early 1920s. Lebanon’s Armenians marked on Sunday the 101 anniversary of when some 250 Armenian intellectuals were rounded up by Ottoman Turks as the first step of the genocide against...
  • 'Britain-Israel relations will not significantly change'

    06/25/2016 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    srael and Britain’s relations will not change once Britain leaves the European Union (EU), British ambassador to Israel David Quarrey said on Friday. Speaking to Channel 2 News after UK residents voted to leave the EU in a referendum and Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation, Quarrey said, “The relationship between Britain and Israel will not change significantly.” "...lies...more lies...self delusion..." .....
  • Abbas admits anti-Israel blood libel 'baseless'

    06/25/2016 2:08:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/6/16
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attempted to walk back controversial statements made during a recent address to the European Union parliament in Brussels, claiming on Saturday that he opposed "any attack on any religion", after having accused Israel of “poisoning Palestinian wells”. "Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic faiths. We stand strongly against any attack on any religion," Abbas said in a statement. The tacit acknowledgement of Judaism's roots in the Land of Israel, comes in stark contrast to Palestinian Authority propaganda which has for decades attempted to diminish the Jewish people's ancient history in Israel. In apparently...
  • AF Commander Wants 75 F-35 Jets, Some with Vertical Takeoff, and Home-Made Tweaking

    06/25/2016 10:43:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | June 24th, 2016
    IAF Chief Brig. Gen. Tal Kelman, who participated on Thursday in the rollout ceremony for the first F-35 “Adir” single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighter at the Lockheed Martin factory in Dallas, sees the first 50 jets Israel will be receiving over the next few years as only a beginning. “We want to reach 75 jets,” Kelman told the IAF blog. “The Israeli F-35 is the first fifth generation fighter to arrive in the Middle East, and it will allow us to open a significant gap in our abilities when facing all of the elements in the area.” According to...
  • Palestinians were created to cause trouble for Jews'

    06/24/2016 7:21:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/16 | Wild Bill
    A man calling himself WIld Bill described his support for Israel in a video that is going viral. ..... "So in the traditional Muslim style, they sent in massive armies to massacre the Jews and steal their land. But the Israelis stomped the living doogy-doo out of them and sent the Arabs fleeing back across the border like a bunch of whipped puppy dogs. And they've been afraid of the Israelis ever since. "But prior to the invasion, the Arabs warned all the Jordanians, Syrians and Lebanese living in Israel to get out. They constantly told them that within a...
  • Helen Mirren Denounces BDS Movement, Slams Artists Who Boycott Israel

    06/23/2016 9:07:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 6/23/126 | Aron Heller
    'The artists of the country are the people you need to communicate with and make a relationship with and learn from and build upon. So I absolutely don't believe in the boycott, and here I am.' Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren said Wednesday she was a "believer" in Israel and rejected efforts to boycott it. Mirren showered Israeli artists with praise and said she opposed both the efforts by pro-Palestinian groups to boycott them and the decision of some international artists to shun Israel. "I think that art is an incredibly important way of communication," she said at a press event...
  • Democratic platform drafters align on Israeli-Palestinian stance

    06/23/2016 8:01:06 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 23, 2016
    Two delegates to the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee — one appointed by Hillary Clinton and the other by Bernie Sanders — said the platform must reflect the hardships faced both by Israelis and Palestinians. [Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., appointed by Sanders and Clinton respectively, said] “Palestinians struggle under an unjust occupation that deprives them of the rights, opportunities and independence that they deserve. That is the reality of a conflict that has gone on for far too long and at a terrible cost.” The statement was released by J Street, the liberal Middle East policy...
  • UN Schools Caught Teaching Arab Children to Wage Jihad on Jews

    06/23/2016 5:04:00 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    Using funding from Western taxpayers, and Americans in particular, United Nations schools are teaching Arab children to glorify terrorism and wage constant war against their Jewish neighbors, according to a new film. In the explosive documentary released late last month by a pro-Israel watchdog group, schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are even exposed offering military-style training to young children. That training, combined with a curriculum that teaches fervent hatred of Jews, is a recipe for disaster, the producer said, citing the recent wave of attacks. But now, U.S. lawmakers are speaking out, with media reports...
  • Payback: Israel Destroys Home of Palestinian Terrorist Who Killed US Veteran

    06/23/2016 4:39:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 22, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Israeli military has demolished the home of the Palestinian terrorist who fatally stabbed American tourist and former U.S. Army officer Taylor Force in a terror attack back in March. Ten others were also wounded in the attack. The troops entered the West Bank village of Hajjah early on Tuesday to knock down the residence of Bashar Masalha. […] Force was a Vanderbilt University graduate student visiting Israel during a school trip. He previously graduated from West Point and served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Masalha was killed by police after the attack. The assault was part of...
  • Jews and Israel in a threatened, leaderless and delusional world

    06/23/2016 4:37:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-23-16 | ISI LEIBLER
    The painful lesson of the Orlando massacre is that no place in the world is immune to fanatical religious extremists willing to kill themselves to achieve heavenly salvation. The Western world is floundering in its pathetic efforts to confront the demonic global forces threatening to plunge it back into the Dark Ages. Its failure is largely due to the inability of democratic countries to face reality and devise a united strategy to vanquish these Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. Instead, Western leaders bury their heads in the sand and cravenly resort to policies of appeasement, even though there is not a single...
  • D.C. Circuit: CAIR Must Stand Trial for Massive Fraud

    06/21/2016 12:57:21 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    American Freedom Law Center ^ | 6-21-16 | American Freedom Law Center
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today unanimously reversed a trial court’s ruling dismissing a fraud case brought against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The result of the appellate court’s ruling is that CAIR National, operating out of the District of Columbia, must stand trial and allow a jury to hear all of the evidence of the massive fraud and attempted cover up carried out by CAIR and perpetrated against hundreds of CAIR fraud victims. In January of last year, Judge Paul Friedman, the federal judge presiding over a five-year old lawsuit alleging...
  • Combating terror on Facebook and Twitter

    06/21/2016 1:33:29 PM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/21/2016 | Shai Landesman
    MK accuses social media giants of tolerating incitement; former Mossad official: Social media the most important sphere for fighting terror. Former senior Mossad operative Uzi Shaya spoke today (Tuesday) at a conference entitled "Towards A New Law of War", held in Jerusalem by "Shurat Hadin", a human rights organization dedicated to taking legal action against terrorist groups and those who fund them, which is currently representing 20,000 Israelis in a lawsuit against none other than Facebook. "One of the most significant theatres of terrorism today is incitement in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and others. The biggest problem is...
  • An Israeli Rabbi's Response to Obama's Speech on Radical Islam (video - Excellent)

    06/21/2016 10:46:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
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  • Ex-Mossad head on Israel medical aid to al-Nusra Front

    06/20/2016 11:42:16 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 31 May 2016 | Staff
    The former head of Israel's intelligence agency Mossad defends the country's treatment of al-Nusra Front fighters on the Syrian border. In this web extra, Efraim Halevy tells Mehdi Hasan that he is not concerned that Israel had treated fighters in Syria from al-Nusra Front, which some say is al-Qaeda's Syrian branch. ...
  • In anger, Obama questioned necessity of Israel's qualitative military edge

    06/20/2016 4:41:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/20/16 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON -- Frustrated over a stall in an arms sale to Saudi Arabia, Obama once questioned the necessity of maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge in the region, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday. Panetta was confirming a report from Atlantic writer Jeffrey Goldberg, who attributed the claim to him in an article on Obama's foreign policy doctrine published last March. The former Pentagon chief said the White House, at the time, was deeply concerned that Israel was preparing to unilaterally strike Iran. Simultaneously, the administration was also hoping to complete with Riyadh a significant sale of fighter jets....
  • GOP jumps on Democratic platform feud over Israel

    06/20/2016 4:35:55 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | Katie Glueck
    Republicans are seeking to drive a wedge into an issue that’s already emerging as a highly sensitive one in the Democratic platform: Israel. The latest salvo will come from the Republican Jewish Coalition this week, as the group—which is home to some of the biggest donors in GOP politics—launches an online advertising campaign attacking members of the Democratic National Committee’s platform drafting committee. The RJC plan, first shared with POLITICO, comes as Democrats are already grappling with the possibility that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will emerge as a major flashpoint at their national convention next month, given the sharp disagreements some...
  • Israel wants someone to build a $5 billion island off Gaza — for a seaport, hotels, airport

    06/20/2016 11:52:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Israeli government is considering a proposal to build an artificial island off the Gaza Strip that a top official says would give Palestinians living in the besieged enclave their one and only seaport — and maybe a hotel and an international airport, too. The Israeli minister of intelligence who is promoting the plan, Israel Katz, said the Jewish state is actively seeking financial partners for the $5 billion project. Katz mentioned the Saudis and Chinese as possible builders of the port — or maybe a mysterious Israeli entrepreneur. He declined to name names. ... He said the plan is...
  • Univ. of Jordan Prof. on Orlando Attack: Shooter Evoked Western, Not Islamic, Model of Heroism

    06/20/2016 9:50:50 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 6/17/16 | Yarmouk TV (Jordan)
    Following the Orlando terror attack, Professor Ahmad Nofal of the University of Jordan said in his weekly program that gunman Omar Mateen was a "sick personality" with "perverse tendencies" and that "[homosexuality] is controlled and imposed upon the world by global Zionism, Allah's number one enemy on Earth." Professor Nofal added that Mateen "evoked the Western model of heroism," represented in the massacre of Native Americans. His address aired on the Jordanian Yarmouk TV channel on June 17. Ahmad Nofal: "(Omar Mateen) is a dramatic character that requires a film - a Hitchcock-style horror movie, like 'Psycho' from over 50...
  • As 10-year war anniversary nears, Israel to receive new stealth fighter jets

    06/20/2016 7:00:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun 19, 2016 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    The Israeli defense establishment calls it a game changer, and views it as the plane that will provide the country with unparalleled aerial capabilities against its enemies. On Wednesday, the IAF will move a step closer to deploying the F-35 Lightning II, one of the world’s most advanced stealth fighter jets, when the first of its fifth-generation warplanes is officially rolled out by manufacturer Lockheed Martin. Defense officials say the jets will transform Israel’s combat capabilities and significantly upgrade the air force’s ability to confront the threats posed to it, particularly by Hezbollah. Wednesday’s ceremony, to be attended by Defense...
  • Trump: U.S. Should Consider Israeli Model Of Profiling Terror Suspects

    06/20/2016 4:08:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, the United States should consider adopting the Israeli model of profiling as a security precaution, Donald Trump posited on Sunday. “Well I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump said in a phone interview with CBS’ Face the Nation. “Other countries do it, you look at Israel and you look at others, they do it and they do it successfully. And I hate the concept of profiling but we have to start using common sense and we have...
  • Herzog signed secret agreement to divide Jerusalem

    06/19/2016 2:49:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/6/16
    Opposition leader and Zionist Union chief Isaac Herzog agreed to far reaching concessions on the eve of the 2015 election, a report by Channel 10 on Sunday revealed. Herzog, who prior to the election was seen as a viable candidate for Prime Minister, signed a secret letter of understanding with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, agreeing to a number of long-standing Arab demands. Among the subjects covered in the letter are the division of Jerusalem, the future disposition of Judea and Samaria, and the so-called “right of return” for Arabs who left the country in 1948. According to the agreement,...
  • Obama administration: 'Settlements are corrosive'

    06/19/2016 2:41:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 6/19/16 | David Rosenberg
    Obama administration officials and leaders of the Zionist Union party lambasted Israel’s government on Sunday over a 70 million shekel spending plan for Yesha towns, including a large allocation to boost security. The coalition government passed on Sunday morning the spending plan, which includes 15 million shekels to bolster Yesha communities suffering from Arab terrorism in recent months. Also included in the spending package is 10 million shekels for renovations and improvements on public facilities, 12 million shekels for security improvements, 6 million shekels for social services, and 5.5 million shekels for tourism sites. In response, US State Department spokesman...
  • Herzog signed secret agreement to divide Jerusalem

    06/19/2016 2:39:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 6/19/16 | staff
    Opposition leader and Zionist Union chief Isaac Herzog agreed to far reaching concessions on the eve of the 2015 election, a report by Channel 10 on Sunday revealed. Herzog, who prior to the election was seen as a viable candidate for Prime Minister, signed a secret letter of understanding with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, agreeing to a number of long-standing Arab demands. Among the subjects covered in the letter are the division of Jerusalem, the future disposition of Judea and Samaria, and the so-called “right of return” for Arabs who left the country in 1948. According to the agreement,...
  • 'Settlers are lowly murderers,' says Herzog spokesman

    06/19/2016 7:40:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 6/19/16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Zionist Union chief Isaac Herzog’s spokesman Ofer Newman stirred up controversy Saturday night with provocative comments posted on Facebook targeting Jews living in Judea and Samaria. The post came after the airing of the TV special “The Settlers”, inspiring Newman to publicly air his feelings on the Jewish communities over the Green Line. Launching into a typed tirade, Newman labelled Jews in Judea and Samaria as “lowly murderers” who “built swimming pools on the blood of murdered children.” The special, said Newman, “is painful and terrifying proof of this simple fact: the people who are destroying our future have won...
  • In Israel, there's no 'right to bear arms' - and it works

    06/19/2016 2:03:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/6/16 | Ron Kampeas
    (JTA) Dirty, hot and exhausted Israeli soldiers waiting for their bus home from the army base tend, understandably, to be in a hurry to get on board. But when I was living in Israel during the first intifada, soldiers didn’t jostle to be first in line. Rather, the most coveted position was second. That’s because the bus driver had the right – under rules issued by the army and made clear to each armed soldier before she or he left the base – to order any soldier to sit in the front seat and remain alert. And the first one...
  • U.S. Officials Fear Saudi Collapse If New Prince Fails

    06/18/2016 4:38:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 17 June 2016 | Robert Windrem, William M. Arkin
    The Saudi prince who seems to have won a family power struggle is meeting with U.S. officials this week -- some of them the same officials who are concerned his reign could be ruinous and hurt the regional security U.S. officials crave. Officials in the national security establishment believe Saudi Arabia is at a crossroads, and that if the prince doesn't succeed, now and later as king, there could be chaos in the Kingdom. "It's him or it's ISIS," said one Saudi expert who asked that his name not be used. Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's 30-year-old deputy crown prince,...
  • Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Are Shaping the Future of the Middle East

    06/18/2016 4:26:58 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Defense One ^ | 17 June 2016 | Ray Takeyh
    The Guards, particularly the Quds Brigade, now numbering about 15,000, are in the forefront of projecting Iranian influence. __ Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have been much in the news in the past few years. They are at various times presented by Western media as a paramilitary force rampaging in a disorderly Middle East, entrepreneurial businessmen who may be useful allies of President Hassan Rouhani as he attempts to open up the economy, and a zealous ideological force helping Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in his quest to sustain the Islamic Republic. A look at the Guards from their inception reveals that all...
  • Mohamed Morsi: Former Egyptian president sentenced to life in prison in espionage trial

    06/18/2016 11:21:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    An Egyptian court has sentenced former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six of his co-defendants were handed death penalties. The court acquitted Morsi of charges of having supplied Qatar with classified documents but sentenced him to life for leading an unlawful organization, his lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud said. The ousted president was also convicted of having “stolen secret documents concerning state security” and handed another 15-year jail term, the lawyer added. …
  • Israel Goes Full Trump on Gaza: Massive Concrete Wall Above And Below Ground Along Entire Border

    06/16/2016 6:40:40 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – As the debate over Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border continues to dominate the presidential race, Israel is reportedly planning to move ahead with a massive above and underground concrete barrier along the entire border with the Gaza Strip. The barrier was revealed on Thursday in a story splashed across the cover of Yedioth Aharonot, Israel’s largest daily newspaper. The story was published with the approval of the country’s defense ministry. Yedioth’s affiliated website, Ynetnews, has the details:
  • Pro-Hamas Online Media Outlet Dramatizes Tel Aviv Terror Attack

    06/18/2016 8:36:48 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 6/9/16
    A video-clip, titled "Thirst Has Gone, the Veins Are Moist, and the Reward Is Certain, If Allah Wills," dramatizes the preparations leading up to the June 8 terror attack in Tel Aviv. A young man is shown in his home, breaking the Ramadan fast with dates and dressing as a Jewish orthodox man, prior to arming himself with a submachine gun and spraying bullets in the restaurant. As the man lies dying, the words "Reward is certain, if Allah wills it" - part of a hadith associated with Ramadan - appear on the screen. The video was posted on the...
  • Reminder From Former Israeli Ambassador: The 9/11 Terrorists Didn’t Have Guns

    06/17/2016 7:31:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    The 9/11 terrorists could have cared less about America’s gun-free zones, former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren suggested during his conversation with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday morning. The two weighed in on Sunday’s Orlando tragedy, as well as lawmakers’ predictable call for gun control. In his remarks, Oren did accede some points to the gun control lobby, arguing that in Israel few citizens own guns and yet they’ve managed to fight terror for years. Yet, he quickly noted that if a terrorist has plans to murder someone, gun laws are not going to stop him or her. September...
  • On the Brighter Side: Hezbollah Getting Hammered

    06/17/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2016 | P. David Hornik
    Last fall, amid concerns that the Iran deal would result in a financial windfall for Iran’s proxy terror organization, Hezbollah, Congress passed the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act. It mandated new, stringent sanctions against banks and other financial institutions doing business with Hezbollah.The bill passed unanimously in both the Senate and the House, leaving President Obama little choice but to sign it into law on December 18.Though less in the spotlight recently than the Islamic State, Lebanese-based Hezbollah has killed more Americans than any terror organization except al-Qaeda; has a vast global reach encompassing Europe, Africa, and Central and South...
  • Hamas: Arab Peace Initiative 'threatens Palestinian interests'

    06/16/2016 11:12:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Hamas is rejecting the Arab Peace Initiative and calling on Arab countries to stop promoting it. Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a member of Hamas' political bureau, on Thursday said the initiative is a threat to vital Palestinian interests. In an interview with the Al-Arabi Al Jadid newspaper, Zahar called on Arab countries not to promote the Arab Peace Initiative, explaining that it is merely a mechanism that will eliminate the idea of ​​establishing a Palestinian state, due to the fact that negotiations with Israel have proven to be a failure. The Arab peoples, Zahar continued, should first and foremost be concerned about...
  • House approves defense aid to Israel despite veto threat

    06/16/2016 11:06:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United States House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $576 billion defense spending bill which includes $635.7 million for U.S.-Israel missile defense programs, despite a threat by the Obama administration to veto the bill, The Jewish Insider reports. The fiscal 2017 defense appropriations bill includes $268.7 million in research and development funding for U.S.-Israel cooperative missile and rocket defense programs; $25 million in research and development funding for U.S.-Israel directed energy activities, such as laser technologies, to combat missiles and rockets; $72 million for procurement of the Iron Dome rocket defense system; $150 million for procurement of the David’s...