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  • Obama to Assad: Using Chemical Weapons is a Red Line

    08/21/2012 2:28:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/12 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama issued a direct warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday, saying he should heed U.S. warnings to neither use nor move chemical or biological weapons, CNN reported. “We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people,” Obama told reporters at the White House. "We have been very clear to the Assad regime -- but also to other players on the ground -- that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.” He added,...
  • PA losing legitimacy among Palestinians: UN

    08/21/2012 2:05:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/21/12 | AFP
    The Palestinian Authority is losing legitimacy among its people because it is not creating a state, and as a result its institutions could "eventually collapse," the UN Middle East envoy has said. "The Palestinian Authority is quickly, in my view, losing its legitimacy in the eye of the public, if it is not able to bring also the political goal forwards -- the creation of a Palestinian state which lives side by side with Israel in peace and security," Robert Serry said on Monday. The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process was speaking to students at the...
  • Israel's October Surprise

    08/21/2012 1:20:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | August 20, 2012 | Patrick Archbold
    I find it difficult to know if this is merely a further attempt to ratchet up the pressure on the Obama administration and Iran or if it is the real deal. Israel's Channel 10 reports the PM Netanyahu is determined to strike Iran's nuclear capabilities before the US election. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is determined to attack Iran before the US elections,” Israel’s Channel 10 News claimed on Monday night, and Israel is now “closer than ever” to a strike designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive. The TV station’s military reporter Alon Ben-David, who earlier this year was given...
  • Netanyahu ‘determined to attack Iran’ before US elections, claims Israel’s Channel 10

    08/21/2012 5:45:20 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 32 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/20/12 | Times of Israel Staff
    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is determined to attack Iran before the US elections,” Israel’s Channel 10 News claimed on Monday night, and Israel is now “closer than ever” to a strike designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive. The TV station’s military reporter Alon Ben-David, who earlier this year was given extensive access to the Israel Air Force as it trained for a possible attack, reported that, since upgraded sanctions against Iran have failed to force a suspension of the Iranian nuclear program in the past two months, “from the prime minister’s point of view, the time for action is...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (8/21/12)[Prayer]

    08/21/2012 4:28:57 AM PDT · by left that other site · 12 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/21/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 62 8. The Lord has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm: “Never again will I give your grain as food for your enemies, and never again will foreigners drink the new wine for which you have toiled; 9. but those who harvest it will eat it and praise the Lord, and those who gather the grapes will drink it in the courts of my sanctuary.” 10. Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise...
  • When Israel strikes Iran in October

    08/20/2012 9:41:27 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 31 replies
    wnd ^ | 08/20/12 | Joseph Farah
    Israel is in a political and security quandary. Officials are convinced it’s only a matter of time before Iran uses its nuclear capability against the Jewish state, living up to the dire threats its leaders have been making for years now. But Israeli leaders also fear they will lose the window of opportunity to deal a devastating military blow to Iran’s nuclear development if such a strike is not conducted by October of this year. Why? Because they believe Barack Obama has a reasonable expectation of being re-elected to the White House – and, if he is, he is likely,...
  • US seizes $150m 'linked to Hezbollah money-laundering'

    08/20/2012 7:37:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/20/12 | BBC
    The US authorities say they have seized $150m (Ł95m) from a bank allegedly linked to a money-laundering scheme of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Last year, US officials accused the Lebanese Canadian Bank (LCB) of helping the group launder profits from drug trafficking and other crimes. The funds were allegedly used to ship cars from the US to West Africa, with the proceeds smuggled back to Lebanon. The US classifies Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. "As we alleged last year, the Lebanese Canadian Bank played a key role in facilitating money laundering for Hezbollah-controlled organisations across the globe," the head...
  • CBS Quickly Covers GOP Congressman's Skinny-Dipping; Dallied On Weiner

    08/20/2012 1:16:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 20, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    re hours after Politico reported on Republican Congressman Eric Yoder's admitted skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee in Israel, CBS highlighted the story on its Monday morning newscast. By contrast, the network was slow to report on former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner's lewd photo scandal in 2011. On June 1 of that year, ABC and NBC's morning shows reported on the "underwear uproar," while CBS's Early Show punted on the story. The following day, CBS played up conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart's early role in spreading word of the New York liberal's indecent Twitter pic: "Supporters of Weiner note that it...
  • Netanyahu ‘determined to attack Iran’ before US elections, claims Israel’s Channel 10

    08/20/2012 5:38:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | August. 20, 2012 | Times of Israel staff
    <p>The TV station’s military reporter Alon Ben-David, who earlier this year was given extensive access to the Israel Air Force as it trained for a possible attack, reported that, since upgraded sanctions against Iran have failed to force a suspension of the Iranian nuclear program in the past two months, “from the prime minister’s point of view, the time for action is getting ever closer.”</p>
  • British MP Says Sex With Sleeping Women Isn't Rape But 'Bad Manners' (Socialist George Galloway)

    08/20/2012 5:11:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 49 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Adam Taylor | August 20, 2012
    British MP George Galloway has created controversy in the UK for comments made about rape during a British radio broadcast. Galloway was discussing the sexual allegations against WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange in an episode of his "Good Night" podcast published on August 18th. The New Statesman has transcribed the controversial comments: Let's take woman A. Woman A met Julian Assange, invited him back to her flat [apartment], gave him dinner, went to bed with him, had consensual sex with him. Claims that she woke up to him having sex with her again. This is something which can happen, you know....
  • Obama warns Assad U.S. could act

    08/20/2012 4:07:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 20, 2012
    (Reuters) - U.S. forces could move against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, President Barack Obama warned, notably if he deploys his chemical weapons against rebels trying to overthrow him. In some of his strongest language yet on Syria, on a day when U.N. observers pulled out after a fruitless bid for peace and Assad's forces mounted new attacks, the U.S. leader said Assad faced "enormous consequences" if he crossed a "red line" of even moving unconventional weapons in a threatening manner. Seeking re-election in November, Obama noted that he had refrained "at this point" from ordering U.S. military engagement in Syria....
  • Europe starts stockpiling oil as Iran conflict looms

    08/20/2012 5:52:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 20 August 2012
    European governments are rushing to boost stockpiles of crude oil and fuel, anxious to comply with new EU rules and amid reports that Israel is preparing to launch an attack on Iran. Belgium and the Netherlands have issued tenders to import a total of around 250,000 tonnes of diesel and gasoline for delivery in September and October, their agencies said. France has also bought diesel and awarded a crude oil tender this week while Belgium is increasing its crude stocks. "This is yet another unexpected source of support for oil demand… [It] shows how the geopolitical concerns about Iran and...
  • Nasrallah Threatens Hundreds of Thousands of Fatalities, Turning Israelis' Lives into Living Hell

    08/20/2012 8:58:18 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 8-17-12 | Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)
    Following are excerpts from an address delivered by Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, which aired on Al-Manar TV on August 17, 2012. Hassan Nasrallah: If Iran were weak, or it were strong yet cowardly, Israel would not have hesitated, and there would have been no debate, controversy, or disagreement in Israel. Israel would have bombed the Iranian nuclear facilities long ago. Why has Israel not done so yet? Why is there controversy in Israel whether to bomb or not to bomb? Because Iran is powerful and courageous, and because the Israelis know full well – and I, along with all of...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (8/20/12)[Prayer]

    08/20/2012 4:33:15 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/20/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 62 6. I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest7. and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.
  • Egyptian Anti-Aircraft Missiles Reported in Sinai

    08/20/2012 1:43:43 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 44 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 8/20/2012 | Gil Ronen
    According to a report on Voice of Israel government-sponsored radio, Egypt has moved anti-aircraft missiles into the Sinai Peninsula. The radio station's Arab affairs analyst, Eran Zinger, reported Saturday that Egypt has deployed both anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles near Israel’s border in the Egyptian Sinai, without Israel’s permission. Such equipment is prohibited in Sinai by the Egypt-Israel peace treaty. “Egypt is trying to change the situation in Sinai,” Zinger said.
  • Israel, U.S. View Iranian Threat Differently, Says Top U.S. Gen. Dempsey says Israel and the U.S.

    08/19/2012 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 8/20/12 | Elad Benari
    Israel and the United States view the Iranian nuclear threat differently, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said on Sunday. Dempsey, who spoke to reporters as he began a visit to Afghanistan, said that Israel and the U.S. have a different interpretation of the same intelligence reports regarding Iran’s nuclear program. “Israel sees the Iranian threat more seriously than the U.S. sees it, because a nuclear Iran poses a threat to Israel's very existence,” Dempsey said, adding that he and his Israeli counterpart, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, regularly confer on the issue. “We...
  • Ahmadinejad: We will destroy Israel soon

    08/19/2012 7:04:55 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 28 replies
    Israel Today Magazine ^ | 8/19/2012 | Ryan Jones
    For the umpteenth time, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday publicly declared that the primary foreign policy goal of his government is to see the Jewish state erased from the map of the Middle East. "The Zionist regime [is] a cancerous tumor," Ahmadinejad told millions who took to the streets of Tehran to mark Iran's Quds Day, an angry commemoration of Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem. The Iranian leader continued: "Even if one cell of them is left in one inch of (Palestinian) land, in the future this story (of Israel’s existence) will repeat. The nations of the region will soon...
  • Israel Asks Egypt to Take Armor Out of Sinai – Report

    08/19/2012 3:36:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Israeli government has asked Egypt to withdraw the armored vehicles it deployed in Sinai ten days ago, in contravention of the peace treaty between the two nations, according to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, which quotes Israeli sources. Israel said that the deployment of armored forces in the EL Arish area was only reported to it retroactively by Egypt, after the forces had already been deployed. Once Egypt supplied Israel with the full details about the extent of the deployment, the Jewish state asked Egypt to withdraw its armor from northern Sinai. "Security sources" told the paper that this is a moment...
  • Shame on Senator Frank R. Lautenberg!

    08/19/2012 6:59:18 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 12 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-19 06:14:32 | Rabbi Dr.Zucker
    By Rabbi Dr. Daniel M. ZuckerNew Jersey's senior U.S. Senator, Frank R. Lautenberg, published an article[1] ("Romney must stop playing politics with Israel") in the August 15, 2012 edition of The Jerusalem Post for which he should be thoroughly ashamed; it is a political smear and loaded with distortions and outright lies. It is a desperate attempt to stop the erosion[2] of Jewish votes from supporting the re-election of President Barack H. Obama that several polls[3] over the past few weeks have indicated is occurring.  Lautenberg's article is truly an ugly case of the kettle calling the pot black, and...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/19/12)[Prayer]

    08/19/2012 5:17:00 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/19/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 62 1. For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. 2. The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. 3. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4. No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your...
  • Indian Navy warships on goodwill visit to Israel to celebrate diplomatic ties

    08/18/2012 8:46:57 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 7 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | The Economic Times
    ISRAEL: Four Indian navy warships equipped with modern weaponry are on a goodwill visit to this northern coastal city of Israel to "strengthen service-to- service linkages", as the two countries celebrate 20 years of diplomatic ties this year. INS Mumbai, Trishul, Gomti and Aditya, from Indian navy's western fleet, anchored at the Haifa coast on Monday as part of their Mediterranean tour. The four-day visit here of the Indian navy warships, which are equipped with electronic sensors and missile systems, "shows the importance India attaches to the growing Indo-Israeli relations and continued cooperation and engagement between the two countries is...
  • And the Reason Is...

    08/18/2012 8:32:01 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Begona's Hope ^ | 8/18/2012 | BegonaB
    Most people agree that in the battle of Gog and Magog a confederacy of Islamic nations will attack Israel. There are some arguments about it, but again the majority of scholars seem to believe that this confederacy will be led by Russia. My question was, why would Russia want to attack Israel? Why would it ally itself with Islam? It just didn’t make much sense to me. In 2009 the Tamar natural gas field was discovered some 50 miles off Haifa’s coast, well within Israeli waters. With an estimated 250 billion cubic meters, it is large enough to meet all...
  • Two positions on Israel “Iran cannot be allowed to have a nuclear weapon” or do nothing and hope

    08/18/2012 8:05:21 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 18th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    Upon seeing that international talks with Iran over its nuclear program had failed, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, insisted that “Iran cannot be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.” Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Danny Ayalon, asked the negotiations with the Islamic state to be declared a failure and Iran to be presented with an ultimatum to halt its nuclear program in a few weeks. Intelligence Intelligence reports obtained by Israel from the United States and other countries have shown that Iran is further along in the development of a nuclear weapon than was reported by the International Atomic Energy Agency....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (8/18/12)[Prayer]

    08/18/2012 5:00:07 AM PDT · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/18/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 61 10. I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 11. For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.
  • Arab Spring run amok: 'Brotherhood' starts crucifixions Opponents of Egypt's Muslim president

    08/17/2012 6:54:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 8/16/12 | Michael Carl
    The Arab Spring takeover of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood has run amok, with reports from several different media agencies that the radical Muslims have begun crucifying opponents of newly installed President Mohammed Morsi. Middle East media confirm that during a recent rampage, Muslim Brotherhood operatives, “crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others.”
  • Jews Awarded Damages in California Hotel Case

    08/17/2012 5:37:04 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 15, 2012 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A jury here put the total price tag for what it held to be an anti-Semitic episode at the Hotel Shangri-La at about $1.6 million on Thursday. The award includes about $1.2 million in compensatory damages and more than $400,000 in punitive damages. The compensatory award was disclosed in court late Wednesday after a week of deliberations in a case in which the proprietor, Tehmina Adaya, was accused of violating a California civil rights law by trying to evict a Jewish group in 2010. The punitive damages were awarded Thursday. The trial, which had been under...
  • Morsi 'to Make Changes in Camp David Accords'

    08/15/2012 10:13:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 8/14/2012, 3:36 PM | Gil Ronen
    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will discuss, in coming days, making changes in the Camp David Accord signed with Israel. The changes will allow Egypt "to implement its full sovereignty over the Sinai Peninsula." …
  • Iranian fighters posing as pilgrims among group captured by Syrian rebels, US officials confirm

    08/15/2012 5:03:17 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 7 replies
    Many of the 48 Iranian men captured in Syria on August 4 who claimed to be religious pilgrims are in fact active-duty Iranian Revolutionary Guard members, multiple U.S. officials tell Fox News. Members of the Free Syrian Army captured the group while they traveled on a bus in Damascus. According to these officials, top members of the Iranian government have reached out to President Bashar Assad to help secure their release. The Iranians say these men were on a Shiite pilgrimage visiting the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, a holy Shiite site in the suburbs of Damascus. Syria's state television claimed the...
  • Iran’s nuclear program designed to ‘finish off’ Israel, Hezbollah MP says

    08/14/2012 10:41:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | August 9, 2012, 4:24 pm | Ilan Ben Zion
    Hezbollah MP Walid Sakariya told Lebanese television this week that the nuclear weapon Iran is allegedly developing is intended to annihilate Israel. … “This nuclear weapon is intended to create a balance of terror with Israel, to finish off the Zionist enterprise, and to end all Israeli aggression against the Arab nation,” Sakariya said. …
  • 'Jalili visited Beirut to support proxy, Hezbollah'

    08/09/2012 2:09:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 08/08/2012 | JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    Lebanese MP says visit by Iran's Supreme National Security Council chief was public backing for Hezbollah and Assad. A Lebanese MP has dubbed this week’s visit by Saeed Jalili, the head of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, to Beirut a deliberate message of support for Iran’s proxy Hezbollah. In an interview with Kuwait’s Al-Seyassah newspaper published on Wednesday, MP Fadi Karam of the Lebanese Forces party said Jalili’s visit was primarily aimed at expressing support for Hezbollah, and also for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime. The Lebanese Forces is the second-largest Christian party in the country’s parliament and is...
  • Lebanon breaks w/ past in Syrian bomb probe (Syria / Hezbollah attempted to ignite civil war)

    08/17/2012 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 17, 2012 | Tom Perry
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A plot hatched by Damascus and allegedly aimed at igniting a Lebanese civil war through a series of bomb attacks has come as little surprise in a nation where blame for political violence has often been laid at Syria's door... Hezbollah has said little on the case. Marwan Hamadeh, an anti-Syrian politician targeted by assassins in 2004, said that was telling. "It is noticeable and indicates that Hezbollah has some wise people, some people who are reading the geostrategic map of the region," he said in a televised interview.
  • Peres Under Attack for Undermining Leadership

    08/16/2012 4:33:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    President Shimon Peres is under attack for undercutting the elected government's stance on the Iranian threat. Besides stating a position that runs counter to the Prime Minister's in a television interview, he is also reported to have accused Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in closed conversations, of "terrible irresponsibility" in the Iranian matter. "The honorable president has apparently also been sucked into this unnecessary argument that is damaging for the state of Israel," said MK Moshe Matalon of Yisrael Beytenu. "As a former prime minister and defense minister, and a person who was privy to spectacular operations that were...
  • Legal Forum: Investigate Petition Calling on Pilots to Refuse

    08/16/2012 5:31:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel has asked the Attorney General and Legal Advisor to the Government, Yehuda Weinstein, to launch a criminal investigation against the people who signed a petition calling on IAF pilots to refuse orders if they are told to attack Iran. A letter from the Forum's representative, Attorney Yossi Fuchs, mentions that according to media reports, 400 people, including senior members of academia, have signed the letter. Fuchs quotes Article 110 in the criminal code that says that "whoever incited or tried to persuade a person serving in the armed forces to disobey a...
  • 'Tumour' of Israel will soon be destroyed: Ahmadinejad

    08/17/2012 11:37:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an annual anti-Israel protest in Tehran on Friday that the Jewish state was a "cancerous tumour" that will soon be excised, drawing a strong US rebuke.
  • "Tumor" of Israel will soon be destroyed, Ahmadinejad says (Islamofascism's genocide)

    08/17/2012 4:14:01 PM PDT · by Milagros · 14 replies
    NowLebanon / AFP ^ | Aug. 17, 2012
    "Tumor" of Israel will soon be destroyed, Ahmadinejad says August 17, 2012 Israel is a "cancerous tumor" that will soon be finished off, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday told demonstrators holding an annual protest against the existence of the Jewish state. "The Zionist regime and the Zionists are a cancerous tumor. Even if one cell of them is left in one inch of [Palestinian] land, in the future this story [of Israel's existence] will repeat," he said in a speech in Tehran marking Iran's Quds Day that was broadcast on state television. "The nations of the region will soon...
  • Iran calls Israel's existence an 'insult,' as prominent rabbi warns it's more than rhetoric

    08/17/2012 2:47:57 PM PDT · by budj · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/17 | Fox News
    Israel's existence is an "insult to all humanity," Iran's president said Friday in one of his sharpest attacks yet against the Jewish state, as Israel openly debates whether to attack Iran over its nuclear program. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/08/17/iran-calls-israel-existence-insult-to-all-humanity/#ixzz23qGy0Tzb
  • Obama to Exclude U.S. Companies from $300 Million Palestinian Project

    08/17/2012 1:14:55 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 19 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Aug. 17, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama Administration today revealed it is embarking upon a $300 million Palestinian construction project; U.S. companies, however, need not apply. Indeed, the stated goal of this U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project is to award program contracts solely to West Bank and Gaza-area vendors, according to presolicitation notice released today. The Local Construction Program, or LCP, as it is known, will seek out non-governmental entities to carry out a variety of initiatives involving "local construction or rehabilitation of roads, buildings, water, wastewater, public buildings including health facilities, schools, and other infrastructure." USAID said it expects to release a...
  • OBAMA AND ISRAEL

    08/17/2012 11:28:46 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies
    No previous American president has had so strained a relationship with Israel as Barack Obama. As Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said in 2010, “Israel’s ties with the United States are in their worst crisis since 1975 ... a crisis of historic proportions.” Author and scholar Dennis Prager concurred, “Most observers, right or left, pro-Israel or anti-Israel, would agree that Israeli-American relations are the worst they have been in memory.” In the spring of 2011, David Parsons, spokesman for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, said: “There's a traditional, special relationship between America and Israel that Obama is basically throwing out the window...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/17/12)[Prayer]

    08/17/2012 5:16:02 AM PDT · by left that other site · 14 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/17/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 61 8. “For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them. 9. descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed.
  • KAHLILI: Iran admits giving WMDs to terrorists; Rogue state threatens Israel over Syria

    08/16/2012 9:29:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2012 | Reza Kahlili
    Israel will be obliterated by chemical, microbial and nuclear bombs, Iran is warning, but those weapons of mass destruction will be used first on Tel Aviv by Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad at the start of a decades-old Muslim dream of destroying the Jewish state. An alarming commentary last week in Mashregh, the media outlet of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, confirmed that the Islamic regime not only has WMDs but has armed its terrorist proxies with them. Mashregh speaks for the regime. It warned Israel that if the fighting in Syria does not stop, an all-out attack on the Jewish state will...
  • Marc Rich, Pollard, Holder

    08/16/2012 5:25:06 PM PDT · by idov · 3 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Aug. 17, 2012 | Dov Ivry
    Twelve years ago Eric Holder enabled the pardon of Marc Rich, the biggest tax thief in history, at Israel's request, instead of Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy now in his 27th year in prison. Now Israel is pushing for Pollard. It's again Holder's turn to call the shot. Don't think Pollard will get thumbs up from Holder as Rich did. Holder only does favors for four groups now as I explain below in my blog entry. (Only partly tongue in cheek.) Then there’s Eric (“the Unconscionable”) Holder, the guy who’s supposed to make the call. To get Holder to recommend...
  • US punched Bibi, Barak in the face

    08/16/2012 5:24:39 PM PDT · by Ranald S. MacKenzie · 17 replies
    Ynet news.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Attila Somfalvi
    Analysis: Dempsey's remark regarding IDF's inability to destroy Iran's nuclear capability meant to show Israel who's bossOnce every few years Israel needs a slap in the face to remember where it stands in the world. On Tuesday it was US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey who assumed the role of the responsible adult and slapped Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the duo orchestrating the national hysteria surrounding the possibility of an attack in Iran. Israel can "delay but not destroy Iran's nuclear capabilities," he said while sitting next to Defense Secretary...
  • Leaked Document-Israel’s Planned Assault Against Iran

    08/16/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT · by arasina · 20 replies
    The Yeshiva World ^ | 08/16/12 | The Yeshiva World
    According to American journalist Richard Silverstein, who spoke with the BBC, he received a classified document leaked by a senior IDF officer to a former senior minister, a document that is a synopsis of a high-level briefing between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak addressing the planned assault against Iran. Silverstein adds there are those who will dispute the legitimacy of the document he has in hand, but he remains convinced as to the authenticity of the document. Silverstein broke the story on his blog on August 15, 2012, describing an Israeli assault against Iran’s nuclear program...
  • Peres says Israel can't go it alone in Iran, trusts Obama

    08/16/2012 10:30:28 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 16, 2012 | Jeffrey Heller
    (Reuters) - Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday came out against any go-it-alone Israeli attack on Iran, saying he trusted U.S. President Barack Obama's pledge to prevent Tehran from producing nuclear weapons. "I am convinced this is an American interest. I am convinced (President Obama) recognizes the American interest and he isn't saying this just to keep us happy. I have no doubt about it, after having had talks with him," Peres told Israel's Channel Two television. "Now, it's clear to us that we can't do it alone. We can delay (Iran's nuclear program). It's clear to us we have...
  • Blogger Publishes Israel's Iran 'Attack Plan'

    08/16/2012 6:28:59 AM PDT · by Fennie · 32 replies
    Forward ^ | August 15, 2012 | By Nathan Guttman
    WASHINGTON -- A prominent left-wing blogger has published what is claimed to be an outline of Israel's attack plan against Iran. Richard Silverstein, on his blog Tikun Olam, has posted a report that is based, according to Silverstein, on a briefing document prepared by the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Silverstein's blog is known for breaking news banned for publication in Israel due to military censorship. According to the post, Israel has set out a four-step plan for its attack on Iran's nuclear sites, if and when the cabinet gives military commanders the green light.
  • SENIOR ISRAELI OFFICIAL WARNS OF “30 DAY WAR” WITH IRAN

    08/16/2012 5:15:01 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog ^ | 8/16/2012 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    Tonight in Israel, war with Iran seems closer than ever. Top Iranian officials are threatening to annihilate Israel again. Senior Israeli officials are telling people to get their gas masks and prepare for the worst. “With the US sending clear public signals to Israel that it is opposed to military action now against Iran, and a cacophonous debate on the matter in Israel, senior Iranian officials continue to threaten Israel with destruction,” reports the Jerusalem Post. “Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that he was confidant ‘the fake Zionist (regime) will disappear from the landscape of geography,’ Iran’s...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/16/12)[Prayer]

    08/16/2012 5:05:19 AM PDT · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/16/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 61 7. Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
  • Team Obama Attacks Self-Made Billionaire Raised by Poor Jewish Immigrants

    08/15/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The Obama campaign seems to be a little worried about cash and they're willing to attack wealthy Republicans who donate to the Romney campaign without giving their backgrounds or context. Last night, Team Obama sent an email warning of billionaire Sheldon Adelson. Adelson owns the Venetian resort in Las Vegas and funded Newt Gingrich's primary campaign. Now, Adelson is shifting his support to Romney and Democrats aren't happy.  Friend -- Today, just 72 hours after joining the GOP ticket, Paul Ryan is making a pilgrimage to the Sands' Venetian casino in Las Vegas to kiss the ring of Sheldon Adelson,...
  • Israeli minister warns of 30-day war with Iran

    08/15/2012 7:24:14 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    A strike on Iran’s nuclear sites would spark a 30-day war with missile attacks on Israel's cities and as many as 500 dead, according to the Israeli minister responsible for preparing home defences.
  • Israeli Strike in Iran: Cyber-attack, Ballistic Missiles

    08/15/2012 4:01:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/8/12 | Elad Benari
    What will an Israeli strike on Iran look like? American blogger Richard Silverstein on Wednesday published what he claimed is an Israeli briefing document outlining Israel’s war plans against Iran. Silverstein, who authors the blog “Tikun Olam”, said the document was passed to him by a high-level Israeli source who received it from an IDF officer. According to the document presented in the blog, the Israeli attack on Iran “will begin with a coordinated strike, including an unprecedented cyber-attack which will totally paralyze the Iranian regime and its ability to know what is happening within its borders. The internet, telephones,...