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  • What Obama Just Did Could Prove He Is Trying To Force Israel Into Committing Suicide

    07/28/2014 9:12:16 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 28, 2014 | L. Todd Wood
    When international pressure starts to bear on this administration, their true motivation and agenda becomes all too clear. This phenomenon was on display late last week as Israel continued to drive into the Gaza Strip militarily in order to rid the territory of the scores of tunnels that Hamas had dug under Israeli schools and daycare centers, with the intention of murdering children. Thousands of rockets have been launched into Israel with the intention of killing Jewish civilians. Hamas infiltrators have been captured with tranquilizers and handcuffs confirming their desire to kidnap and kill as many Jews as possible, just...
  • HAMAS in the Bible: G-d has a sense of humor!!!

    07/28/2014 7:34:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    The Holy Bible ^ | 1500 BC | G-d
    G-d's word is amazing. 3500 years ago He shows his sense of humor by giving the ancient Hebrews a word for "violence"....."HAMAS"! Ancient Hebrew word for violence
  • The Times Of The Gentiles...Israel's future pt 3

    Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations:...
  • UFC Star Is Heading to Israel for a More Real and Dangerous Fight

    07/28/2014 7:16:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    the blaze ^ | 7/28/14 | Sharona Schwartz
    UFC stands for Ultimate Fighting Championship, but the next destination for one of its athletes is shaping up to be the real ultimate fight in comparison with his usual in-cage brawls.Noad Lahat, 30, is leaving the U.S. temporarily to help defend his family and friends in Israel, which has been under fire from Hamas rockets more than 2,500 times in the past three weeks.Noad Lahat, right, from Israel, grapples with Steven Siler during the second round of a featherweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC event in San Jose, Calif., July 26, 2014. Lahat won by unanimous decision. (AP...
  • HAMAS LEADER: We Have No Current Plans To 'Coexist' With Israel

    07/28/2014 7:07:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/28/14 | Colin Campbell
    Khaled Meshaal, the political leader of Hamas, said in a recent interview that he has no plans to "coexist" with Israel as it is structured right now. "No. I do not want to live with a state of occupiers," Mashaal said when directly asked if he wants to "coexist" with Israel or recognize the country "as a Jewish state." Mashaal made his remarks in an interview with PBS host Charlie Rose. The network provided reporters a partial transcript of the conversation, which is scheduled to air in full Monday night.
  • UN Security Council, with US backing, calls for “unconditional” ceasefire

    07/28/2014 6:47:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/28/14 | Robert Spencer
    This is the first time that the United States has not supported Israel at the United Nations. It is surprising that in the Obama presidency, with all of Obama’s obvious hostility toward Israel, that it has taken this long. It is unlikely to be the last time that this happens. “The United States Lowers Israel’s Diplomatic Shield at the United Nations,” by Colum Lynch, Foreign Policy, July 28, 2014 (thanks to Jerk Chicken): Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch...
  • U.S. Intel Head: If We Destroy Hamas, We Might End Up With Something Worse

    07/28/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Michael Flynn, the current head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, spoke at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado over the weekend and gave a disturbing warning about the current Gaza conflict, remarking, “If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse.” According to Reuters, Flynn does not believe taking out Hamas is the answer. He said he very much doubts there will be peace in the region any time soon, and went after Hamas for building all those tunnels that helped them fight back against Israeli forces. But as for Hamas itself, Flynn said...
  • Russian Muslim clerics outraged by lies about developments in Ukraine

    07/28/2014 5:00:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    itar-tass.com ^ | July 28, 2014
    UFA, July 28. /ITAR-TASS/. The Central Spiritual Board of Muslims of Russia is outraged by shameless lies and double standards of politicians about the developments in Ukraine, the head of the board, the country's Supreme Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin said in a sermon on Monday in connection with the holiday of Eid al-Fitr. "We feel pain and sufferings of those who are in need and trouble," he said. "Sufferings, pain and losses of dear ones, violence and cruel murders of civilians in the southeast of Ukraine and on the holy land of Palestine fill with pain and anger hearts of millions...
  • [Michael] Reagan: Hollywood Liberals Stand Down for Israel

    07/28/2014 4:10:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The News Herald ^ | July 28, 2014 | by Michael Reagan
    Once again Israel is being forced to defend itself from the terrorists who run Gaza. Once again Israel has had to drop bombs and send tanks and ground troops into Gaza to blow up tunnels and destroy the missile sites Hamas has been using to rain hundreds of rockets down on Israel’s farms and cities. And once again the Jews of Hollywood are silent. Where are Spielberg, Streisand and David Geffen? Why haven’t these famous liberal consciences of Hollywood stood up to show their support for Israel against the terroristic attacks of Hamas? The producers, directors, actors and studio moguls...
  • 'We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust'

    07/28/2014 3:32:00 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 28 July 14 | By SAM SOKOL
    The situation facing European Jewry is “simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable,” Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Monday. Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel’s invasion of Gaza an “SOS situation,” Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such behavior could lead to another European genocide. “Never before since the Holocaust, have we seen such a situation as today,” he said, referring to the continent-wide demonstrations by pro-Palestinian activists, a number of which have generated into violence and many of which have...
  • Sowell: Cease the Cease-Fires

    07/28/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 29, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    JewishWorldReview.com | Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East -- Arab and Israeli alike -- were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that is exactly what happened. It is understandable that today many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop. Calls for a cease-fire are ringing out from the United Nations and from Washington, as well as...
  • Lebanon’s Grand Mufti calls for 'jihad' to liberate Palestinians

    07/28/2014 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 28, 2014 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, the country’s leading Sunni authority, called for “jihad” against Israel to liberate “Palestine’s sacred land from Jewish foreign occupation.” He also lamented the lack of Arab action in confronting Israel’s ongoing operation in Gaza.
  • What 'small country' did Hillary Clinton lead?

    07/28/2014 2:11:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-28-14 | Asche Schow
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she knows how difficult it is "to be the leader of a relatively small country." Come again? I know I’m relatively young, but I think I would have remembered President or Prime Minister or Queen Hillary. Clinton made the comments on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" while discussing the conflict between Israel and Hamas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu. “I’ve known Bibi a long time and I have a very good relationship with him, in part because we can yell at each other – and we do,” Clinton said. “And...
  • US-Israeli Relationship In Jeopardy, Kerry "Ruined Everything"

    07/28/2014 1:39:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 7-28-2014 | Durden
    Another red line crossed? As AP reports, Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Israeli media commentators have leveled almost nonstop criticism at Kerry in recent days over his attempts to bring Qatar and Turkey — two countries viewed by Israel as strong Hamas supporters — into the cease-fire negotiations - "U.S. Secretary of State of State John Kerry ruined everything." The White House is not happy - in unusually harsh language, officials said the criticism of Kerry could...
  • Did someone awaken Senate Majority Leader Reid?

    07/28/2014 12:51:45 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 21 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 28, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Or did someone hypnotize him?[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_aJLJ_6Its] Video linkWill President Obama hear him? Will Secretary Kerry? Will they listen? Or will love for the Muslim Brotherhood and its friends in Iran, Qatar and Turkey prevail?
  • Simon Cowell Under Fire for Donation to Israeli Army

    07/28/2014 12:42:20 PM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 07/27/2014 | Christian Toto
    Simon Cowell is used to heaping abuse on strangers, not taking it from them. The former American Idol judge made a fortune by mocking the singing abilities of the Fox show's contestants. Now, Cowell is getting nasty messages from strangers, but the stakes are far higher. Cowell gave $150,000 to the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces last year, but the donation is only now hitting the news cycle, according to YNET News. As a result, Cowell began receiving images of dead Palestinian children on Twitter and has been accused of helping Israel invade Gaza. One of the tweets said...
  • Scrubbed: NBC Journalist 'Witnessed' Israeli Attack Against Gaza Hospital

    07/28/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | John Nolte
    According to Twitter and Google, an NBC journalist reported that he or she had personally witnessed an Israeli drone attack and fire on a hospital in Gaza. The eye witness report was at first included in this NBC News article, and read, "a NBC News journalist witnessed the attack on the hospital and said it had been fired by an Israeli drone." Since that report was published, though, the accusation has been scrubbed entirely from the article. The only evidence of the NBC journalist's "eyewitness" accusation is the apparent insertion of this sentence:
  • BOLTON: Obama Worst N/S President 'in History'; Anti-Israeli World Opinion 'Can Take a Flying Leap'

    07/28/2014 10:56:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Former UN Ambassador Bolton laid it out in his most recent PAC-fundraising letter: Barack Obama is the worst president with regard to national security in U.S. history. From Benghazi to Beijing, this man is a true national security disaster. He views crises like the destruction of Malaysian Airline flight 17 over the Ukraine like a college professor: through the confining prism of legal procedures and restraints – that is, something akin to a homicide crime scene investigation.  Well, let me be clear about another thing: I'm not interested in playing crime scene investigator with our national security. I care...
  • Barack Hussein Obama and the Day of Jewish Calamity

    07/28/2014 10:53:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 07/21/2010 | Bill Randles
    Barak Hussein Obama's introduction to the world in 2004 occurred on July 27 July. The date on the Jewish Calendar was Tisha b'Av. The 9th of Av. The same date of virtually all major Jewish Calamities occurred: (see them below) The First Temple built by King Solomon and the Kingdom of Judah was destroyed The Second Temple built by Ezra and Nehemiah was destroyed by the Romans The Romans crushed Bar Kokhba's revolt and destroyed the city of Betar, killing over 100,000 Jews Following the Bar Kokhba revolt, Roman commander Turnus Rufus plowed the site of the Temple and the...
  • Turkey Is Organizing Freedom Flotilla II To Get Additional Aid Into The Gaza Strip

    07/28/2014 10:42:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 07/28/2014 | By Alessandria Masi
    The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, a Turkish NGO, is organizing “Freedom Flotilla II” to go to the Gaza Strip, loaded with humanitarian aid. Bulent Yildrim, the organization’s president, said Sunday the organization was trying to get the legal procedures and paperwork done to send the vessel into Gaza, according to the Middle East Monitor. No sail date has been set. He added the ship would be flanked by Turkish military to avoid the bloodshed that took place the last time Turkey tried to send a flotilla.Haaretz reported Sunday a shipment of medicine had arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport intended for Gaza....
  • Four Israelis killed in mortar attack; Gazan infiltration attempt thwarted

    07/28/2014 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/28/14 | Ilan Ben Zion, Lazar Berman and Marissa Newman Read more: Four Israelis killed in mortar attack; G
    The Times of Israel is liveblogging events as they unfold through Monday, the 21st day of Operation Protective Edge. Four Israelis were reported killed and several more injured after a mortar round landed near a community outside Gaza, as fighting picked up Monday after a brief Eid al-Fitr holiday respite. Gazans reported several killed in a strike near Gaza’s largest hospital, but the IDF said a Hamas or other Islamist group’s rocket misfire was responsible. At the same time, diplomatic efforts for a ceasefire chugged along, with the UN Security Council drafting a statement, rejected by Israel as one-sided, calling...
  • Israel’s Most Dangerous Enemy

    07/28/2014 10:17:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 27, 2014 | Roger L. Simon
    Barack Obama is apparently very angry with Bibi Netanyahu. We have known for some time, via hot mike and other methods, that neither he nor his secretary of State much care for the Israeli prime minister. But — perhaps exacerbated by a multiplicity of foreign and domestic policy failures, plus atrocious poll numbers, one this weekend showing Romney beating him handily were the election held today — Obama seemed more irked than usual. He needed someone to beat up since the world was beating him up. And the Israelis had just hugely embarrassed his secretary of State (and by...
  • Kerry's Amateurish Efforts Are Making The Israel-Hamas Conflict Worse

    07/28/2014 10:07:44 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    BI - The Times Of Israel ^ | 7-28-2014 | Avi Issacharoff
    Avi Issacharoff, The Times Of IsraelJuly 28, 2014 Despite the tendency to criticize U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts, credit should be given where credit is due. Over the weekend, Kerry did manage to facilitate something in the Middle East: unparalleled unanimity. Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan were all in agreement that Kerry’s efforts were undermining the attempt to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as quickly as possible. Moreover, Kerry’s framework and the ideas he presented led to an extraordinary phone call taking place between a senior Palestinian Authority official and an...
  • Iran Releases Video Of Israel Under Nuclear Attack As 10,000 Riot In Judea and Samaria

    07/28/2014 10:07:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/28/14 | Pamela Geller
    Obama just released $2.8 billion to these savages. And he has sanctioned their nuclear weapons program. Mankind will always be plagued with evil annihilationists. But America funding them? And sanctioning their nuclear weapons program? That’s a whole new vicious reality for the free world to deal with. That’s new.
  • Israel army warns Palestinians around Gaza City to flee ( 4 Israeli killed)

    07/28/2014 9:45:32 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 19 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 07/26/14 | STAFF
    Jerusalem (AFP) - The Israeli army on Monday sent messages to thousands of Palestinians living near Gaza City to flee shortly after a mortar shell killed at least four people in Israel. "A short while ago, phonecalls were made and text messages were sent out to the civilian population of Shejaiya, Zeitun and eastern Jabaliya calling them to evacuate immediately towards central Gaza City," a statement from the army said, referring to three areas to the north, south and east of Gaza City.
  • Story of How a Hamas Missle Changed Course from Tel Aviv

    07/28/2014 9:34:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Nachum | 7/28/14 | A head of Yeshiva in Jaffa
    A head of Yeshiva in Jaffa posted this message (and I am ROUGHLY paraphrasing into English from my husband ): The Rosh Yeshiva says, "One of my students who I haven't heard from in many years contacted me today to ask where I study Torah. I was surprised by his question, since I know for sure that he is not observing Torah and mitzvot. So, I asked him why he wanted to know, and this was his response received back (I am not allowed to give his name): "I observed the hand of Gd today with my own eyes. Now...
  • 'Several' people killed and injured in mortar attack on southern Israel - UPDATED X2

    07/28/2014 9:21:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/28/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    There goes the 'cease fire.' 'Several' people (the initial report said three but they removed the number) have been killed and several more injured in a mortar attack by 'Palestinians' on the Eshkol regional council in southern Israel. Ten people in total suffered from the attack. Emergency teams evacuated at lease nine people to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba. Four of those injured were airlifted to the hospital.  The projectile fired from the Gaza Strip landed among a crowd of people. None of those killed or hurt in the projectile attack were Eshkol residents, said a spokeswoman for...
  • Blasts hit major Gaza hospital; 7 children reported killed in urban street

    07/28/2014 8:42:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/28/2014 | By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS, BATSHEVA SOBELMAN
    Palestinian officials and witnesses said Israeli airstrikes slammed an urban street and a major hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, causing deaths and injuries. At least seven children playing in the street were reported killed, and casualties were reported near clinic facilities of Shifa hospital, the most sophisticated medical facility in Gaza. Earlier, a fragile holiday lull in fighting in the Gaza Strip had been punctuated by Israeli airstrikes and rocket launches by Palestinian militants in the wake of a call by the U.N. Security Council for an unconditional humanitarian truce. On the 21st day of the conflict, Israel’s...
  • BREAKING VIDEO>Protesters Shouting “We Are Hamas” Assault, Threaten To Kill Jewish Cameraman…

    07/28/2014 8:00:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/28/14 | Jim Hoft
    In the following shocking video, a Jewish cameraman filming a pro-Hamas rally in Miami appears to be repeatedly assaulted, and even threatened with murder (3:40).They’re openly shouting “We Are Hamas!” (4:50) and, “Jews, remember Khaybar!”
  • Christian support for Israel rooted in Genesis promises, not end-times prophecy, evangelicals say

    07/28/2014 7:05:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/28/2014 | Philip Klein
    Polling consistently shows overwhelmingly support for Israel among American evangelicals, one of the factors that explain why the modern Republican Party has become so supportive of Israel. Critics have attempted to dismiss this support, however, by insinuating that it’s actually rooted in end times prophecies. David Brog, director of the 1.75 million strong Christians United for Israel, said that this couldn’t be further from the truth. “Any one who says that evangelical support for Israel is all about somehow speeding the end times, bringing Jesus back, [and killing or converting Jews] ... any one who does that is showing their...
  • Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Slams Hamas 'Cowards' Who Hide Behind Women And Children

    07/28/2014 6:54:10 AM PDT · by Bratch · 29 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | July 27, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Gal Gadot, soon to play the iconic heroine Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is showing heroism on behalf of her fellow Israelis. The brunette stunner sent out an unapologetic prayer for Israel over the weekend via Facebook. Her social media message didn't end there. She then savaged Hamas for what she called horrific and cowardly behavior.
  • How the Media Support Hamas' Efforts to Delegitimize Israel

    07/28/2014 2:37:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/28/2014 | Noah Beck
    The Palestinians long ago realized that they cannot defeat Israel militarily and opted instead to delegitimize and diplomatically isolate Israel. The Palestinian Authority (PA) has approached this goal by pushing for unilateral diplomatic recognition, a strategy facilitated by its claim to represent a peaceful approach to the conflict with Israel. That claim became far less credible once the PA (1) accepted Hamas, which the U.S. State Department has designated as a terrorist group, into a unity government, and (2) more recently embraced Hamas' violent attacks. Like the PA, Hamas also seeks to delegitimize and diplomatically isolate Israel, and uses its...
  • Keep Talking, Joan: Comedienne Joan Rivers not backing down from her support for Israel

    07/28/2014 5:30:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/28/2014 | Ian Tuttle
    ‘Let me just tell you,” says Joan Rivers: “If New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out. If we heard they were digging tunnels from New Jersey to New York, we would get rid of Jersey.” Rivers — comedienne, fashion maven, Botox cautionary tale — has never been known for subtlety, so when a TMZ reporter seeking celebrity reactions to the conflict between Israel and Hamas snagged her, Rivers was characteristically frank: “Palestinians — you cannot throw rockets and expect people not to defend themselves!” How has it come to pass that the host of...
  • There are no neutral Jews, we all have to take sides

    07/28/2014 5:27:14 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/27/2014 | Steve Berman
    I grew up Jewish.  When I was growing up, being Jewish meant you supported Israel.  I lived through the 1967 war (I was a toddler), the 1973 war (I was in third grade), and the “troubles” since then.  Israel always seemed invincible. As I got older, things became more complicated.  Today I read about Jews of my generation who question their loyalty to Israel, who, in fact, disclaim Israel as their birthright, as if it were something that could be disclaimed. Certainly, the images of dead Palestinian children can make anyone with a shred of human decency’s heart break.  I...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/28/14)[Prayer]

    07/28/2014 5:19:11 AM PDT · by left that other site · 12 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/28/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Cobra New International Version (NIV) 6 The wolf will live with the lamb,     the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together;     and a little child will lead them. 7 The cow will feed with the bear,     their young will lie down together,     and the lion will eat straw like the ox. 8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den,     and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. 9 They will neither harm nor destroy     on all my holy mountain,...
  • Hamas: Refusal of humanitarian truce during Eid al-Fitr is disrespectful to Muslims

    07/27/2014 11:48:01 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 12 replies
    YnetNews.com ^ | 28 July 2014 | Roi Kais
    Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri addressed the fighting continuation in Gaza during the ending of the Ramadan fast and said that "the occupier still refuses to any humanitarian lull related to Eid al-Fitr which shows its disrespect for the Muslims and their religious rituals".
  • 'Freedom Flotilla II' set to sail for Gaza from Turkey (With Turkish military protection)

    07/27/2014 9:23:57 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 70 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/28/2014 | Jerusalem Post
    Amid Israel’s Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas attacks from Gaza, a “Freedom Flotilla” is being organized in Turkey to bring humanitarian aid to the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave with the protection of the Turkish military, according to an unconfirmed media report. The flotilla, called “Freedom Flotilla II,” is being organized by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), the same organization that was behind the Mavi Marmara flotilla that sought to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010. Israel Navy commandos boarded the ship, were attacked, and killed nine of the attackers.
  • ´John Kerry is an alien, an ongoing embarrassment´: what Israel thinks of US secretary of state

    07/27/2014 7:14:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/27/14 | Robert Tait
    John Kerry has almost certainly been called worse things than a space alien--particularly by Israel´s Right-wing camp, where contempt for the US secretary of state and his failed peacemaking efforts is unabashed. But when the insult is levelled by the previously supportive Haaretz newspaper, standard-bearer of the country´s liberal-Left, it may be time for him--and by extension, President Barack Obama--to take notice. The withering description was coined by Barack Ravid, the paper´s well-informed and normally restrained diplomatic editor, to describe Mr Kerry´s attempts at brokering a truce to the bloody conflict in Gaza--rejected by Israel amid widespread mockery.
  • Iran to UN: Do More to Stop the ‘Zionist Crimes’

    07/27/2014 6:26:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 7/28/2014, 3:45 AM | Elad Benari
    Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Sunday criticized the United Nations for failing to end “the Zionist regime’s” crimes, AFP reported. The comments came in a conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as Zarif conducted a hefty round of telephone diplomacy to rally support and humanitarian aid for Gazans. He also spoke with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and other regional leaders, stressing that the priority was to get food and medical aid into areas worst hit by Israel’s military offensive, Iran’s official IRNA news agency said. According to AFP, in his conversation with Ban Zarif said...
  • 'Please stop!', Pope Francis makes plea for peace

    07/27/2014 5:29:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace on Sunday in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square. As the Argentinian-born pontiff wrapped up his regular address to the faithful, he spoke of the upcoming centenary of the outbreak of World War One and said his thoughts were on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine in particular. With his voice appearing to crack with emotion, the pope broke off from his scripted remarks to make a direct appeal for fighting to end. "Please stop!, I ask you with all my heart, it's...
  • Reaching Critical Mass

    07/27/2014 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-27-14 | Skookum
    There is an undefined point, when a government is so corrupt and incompetent, that citizens will no longer be willing to defend it.Iran or maybe Obama’s chief handler Valerie Jarrett, the Iranian Mole, seems to be playing our president, he who has no experience at anything, like the proverbial fish on a line, but just maybe, one of Iran’s homicidal maniacs has read the writing of old Sun Tzu. It’s a cinch, none of our president’s people have a clue on anything but ideological rhetoric, and the followers of old Karl Marx have never been good at foreign policy.The quotes have been there...
  • VIOLENCE AT MONTREAL RALLY – Pro-Hamas Thugs Drag Jewish Woman on Ground (Video)

    07/27/2014 3:49:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/27/14 | Jim Hoft
    A pro-Palestine rally in Montreal turned violent on Saturday.A woman with an Israeli flag was attacked.Pro-Hamas thugs tried to grab an Israeli flag from an Israel supporter and then dragged the woman on the ground.
  • Planes, Trains, and Motorcades: President Smidgen Organizes the Community

    07/27/2014 4:46:48 PM PDT · by IChing · 3 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 7/2514 | Donald Joy
    We are entering Bizarro Land now. All hell is breaking loose overseas and on the homefront, while Barack Hussein Obama continues to shuck, jive, golf, and schmooze with billionaire democrat donors for weeks on end at a multitude of taverns, eateries, posh venues, country clubs, and resorts. It’s raining men, women, and children It’s literally raining hundreds of innocent civilian bodies and body parts from the sky, and thousands of deadly missiles, as passenger airliners and kindergarten buildings become set-pieces in a video nightmare, blown to bits along with their human contents for a reality horror documentary about a world...
  • Hamas resumes shelling after agreeing to new 24-hour ceasefire

    07/27/2014 4:33:25 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 7-27-2014 | RT
    Fighting briefly subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in the Strip. Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu, however, slammed the group for failing to accept its own ceasefire and continuing to fire. "In response to UN intervention and considering the situation of our people and the occasion of Eid, it has been agreed among resistance factions to endorse a 24-hour humanitarian calm, starting from 2 pm on Sunday," Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman said in a statement. Eid al-Fitr, also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide...
  • SURPRISE: "Tech" news site Mashable is a front for the Nazi-aligned Hamas terror organization

    07/27/2014 4:16:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | July 27, 2014 | Doug Ross
    Question: When is a tech news site actually a public relations arm for a bloodthirsty terror group? Answer: when that tech news website is called Mashable. Consider a couple of their recent stories, designed to garner sympathy for actual bloodthirsty war criminals (no links for obvious reasons; simply search for the headline and you'll find it if you decide you prefer to read Hamas marketing material): • 'Am I Going to Die, Daddy?' The Child in Gaza Asked by Jon Snow • U.N. Official Warns of Gaza War Crimes; Only U.S. Votes Against Investigating by AP • 45000 Londoners Protest...
  • Qatar's Purchase Of Billions Of US Weaponry — Support For Hamas — Awkward Foreign Policy

    07/27/2014 3:20:45 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    BI ^ | Armin Rosen
    Qatar's Purchase Of Billions Of US Weaponry — And Support For Hamas — Shows How Awkward Foreign Policy Can BeArmin RosenJuly 23, 2014 Qatar recently cemented an enormous weapons deal with the United States. But this week, the tiny, resource-rich Gulf kingdom with outsized geopolitical ambitions — and a seemingly bottomless pocketbook — might be setting itself up for more problematic relations with the U.S. Last week, Qatar closed the largest sale of American weaponry so far this year, purchasing $11 billion worth of Patriot missile batteries and Apache attack helicopters. The sale revealed that Qatar hasn't exactly been lacking...
  • MK Danon: 'We need a ceasefire from Obama's attacks' (Israeli former Deputy Defense Minister)

    07/27/2014 2:08:37 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 07.27.14, 23:40 | Moran Azulay
    MK Danny Danon responded to US President Barack Obama's demand for an unconditional ceasefire saying, "We need a ceasefire from the attacks coming from Obama and the government in Washington. Just as the US fought with determination against the Taliban, we must continue hitting Hamas and destroying the infrastructure of terror." He also added: "We need to withstand the pressure on us and worry about the interests of the State of Israel."
  • Obama tells Netanyahu he wants immediate humanitarian cease-fire

    07/27/2014 2:33:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 117 replies
    JTA ^ | July 27, 2014
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he wants an “immediate, unconditional humanitarian” cease-fire in the war with Gaza, based on a process Israel has made clear it opposes. The statement Sunday afternoon from the White House describing a phone call between the two leaders referred to cease-fire talks led in recent days by Secretary of State John Kerry which culminated in a proposal rejected unanimously on Friday by Israel’s security Cabinet. “Building on Secretary Kerry’s efforts, the president made clear the strategic imperative of instituting an immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire that ends hostilities now and...
  • UN Blasted for Giving Rockets Found in Gaza School to Hamas

    07/26/2014 4:39:03 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | July 25, 2014 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations is facing tough criticism and allegations of major misconduct after caches of rockets were found hidden at a UN-run school in Gaza before reportedly being handed to terrorists, sparking a global scandal that threatens to further undermine the credibility of the dictator-dominated world body. Making matters even worse, after being found, the U.S. taxpayer-funded UN “Relief and Works Agency” (UNRWA) handed the deadly rockets over to Hamas, the terrorist group that runs Gaza with an iron fist and hides behind Arab civilians while firing thousands of rockets into Israel. Now the global outfit is complaining that its...
  • Hamas Defends Investment in Tunnels

    07/27/2014 12:09:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 July 2014 | John Semmens
    Recent criticism from Israel that the $1.25 billion Hamas has spent constructing tunnels from Gaza into Israel has cheated Palestinians out of investments in schools or hospitals was rejected by Hamas's political leader, Khaled Meshal. "The notion that schools or medical care should be a higher priority is a Jewish conceit," Meshal asserted. "It presumes that Western values should supersede Islamic values. We do not contest that schools or health are important matters, but they pale in contrast to the overwhelmingly more important goal of exterminating the Jewish presence in Palestine." "The tunnels," Meshal argued "are a major weapon in...