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  • Nusra Front leader warns Alawite minority

    06/01/2015 4:46:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | May 28, 2015
    BEIRUT: Al-Qaeda’s Syria wing Nusra Front said members of the Alawite minority sect should renounce President Bashar Assad and change their beliefs in order to be safe, the group’s leader said in footage broadcast Wednesday. “If they drop weapons, disavow Assad, do not send their men to fight for him and return to Islam then they are our brothers,” Abu Mohammad al-Golani told Al-Jazeera TV in a rare interview. Golani said Alawites were part of a sect that had “moved outside the religion of God and of Islam. We will continue our focus on Damascus and on toppling this regime,”...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/2/15)[Prayer]

    06/02/2015 5:05:12 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/2/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Solomon New International Version (NIV) 20 The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand on the seashore; they ate, they drank and they were happy. 21 And Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt. These countries brought tribute and were Solomon’s subjects all his life. 22 Solomon’s daily provisions were thirty cors[a] of the finest flour and sixty cors[b] of meal, 23 ten head of stall-fed cattle, twenty of pasture-fed cattle and...
  • Pizzeria in Israel ‘Sprinkles Marijuana Instead of Oregano’

    06/01/2015 11:02:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Israeli police have arrested the owner of a pizzeria in the city of Holon who sprinkled a drug known as ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ on a pizza order belonging to two policemen, The Times of Israel reported. The pizza peppered with the drug, which reportedly turned out to be synthetic marijuana, left the two policemen in the Tel Aviv area hospitalized for dizziness, vomiting and hallucinations. “I knew the order was placed by police officers, but the officer who called it in seemed cool – plus he told me to add whatever toppings I wanted. So, instead of oregano, I sprinkled...
  • State Dept.: No Decision Yet on French UN Initiative (on Israeli land withdrawal)

    06/01/2015 8:22:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 6/1/15 | Ben Ariel
    The United States has not yet made a decision on what actions it will take regarding a UN resolution being worked on by France that would set a timetable for an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Monday. Harf was asked in her daily briefing about comments made by Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in an interview with The Washington Post. In that interview, Hamdallah said the French resolution was drafted in coordination with the United States, hinting Washington would not veto such a resolution. “We’ve made no decisions with respect...
  • [German FM] Steinmeier: Gaza is a ‘powder keg’ (so solution = open borders??)

    06/01/2015 11:09:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 01 Jun 2015 18:36 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The impoverished Gaza Strip is a “powder keg” at risk of exploding, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday during a visit to the war-torn territory. […] “We shall only be able to decisively reduce the risks of a fresh escalation if we allow economic development in the Gaza Strip in addition to humanitarian aid and reconstruction,” he said on a visit to Gaza City’s fishing port. That would only be possible “with open borders”—a reference to the tough restrictions on the movement of goods and people that have been imposed by Israel and Egypt. “But none of this will...
  • Qods Force commander Soleimani reportedly spotted in Anbar province

    06/01/2015 10:58:32 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | June 1, 2015 | By Bill Roggio & Caleb Weiss |
    Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commanding officer of Qods Force, the special operations branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, has reportedly been photographed in Iraq’s Anbar province alongside Shiite militiamen. Additionlly, Soleimani was photographed with the head of the Popular Mobilization Committee, who is listed by the US as a terrorist, and the leader of the Imam Ali Brigade, an Iranian-backed Shiite terror group. The photographs of Soleimani in Anbar and Baghdad were published by Haidar Sumeri, an Iraqi who is supportive of Soleimani and the Iranian-suported Shiite militias that make up the Popular Mobilization Committee. The Long War...
  • Barack Obama’s anti-Semitism test [Joel 3]

    06/01/2015 10:35:33 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/28/2015 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Is US President Barack Hussein Obama an anti-Semite? This question has lingered in the air since his first presidential bid in 2008. It first arose due to the anti-Semitic sermons that Jeremiah Wright, his pastor for more than 20 years, made as Obama and his family sat in the pews. Throughout the six-and-a-half years of his presidency, Obama has laughed off the concerns. But he has not dispelled them. And this failure has hurt him. So last week, Obama went to significant lengths to answer the question about his feelings toward Israel and the Jewish people once and for all....
  • Russia said abandoning Assad as Syria regime collapses further

    06/01/2015 3:43:10 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 33 replies
    YNet News ^ | 31 May 15 | Roi Kais
    Asharq Al-Awsat says Moscow has pulled military experts from Assad's war room in Damascus, evacuated non-essential personnel and stopped declaring there is no alternative to Assad. Russia is pulling away from its relationship with embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad and withdrawing key personnel from Damascus, the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported Sunday, citing senior Gulf and Western officials. "The Kremlin has begun to turn away from the regime," the newspaper said. The report also quoted Syrian opposition sources as saying that Hezbollah and Iranian military experts have left Assad’s war room in Damascus, along with Russian experts.
  • Don’t Exaggerate the Threat From ISIS or Escalate Involvement

    06/01/2015 8:29:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | JUNE 1, 2015 | Daniel Benjamin
    It is hardly surprising that many Americans see ISIS as a vastly more brutal, more threatening version of Al Qaeda -- especially given the many Republican presidential candidates climbing over each other with plans to obliterate the group. But the perception is mistaken. While Al Qaeda’s strategy focuses on catastrophic attacks against the United States, ISIS seeks to capture and hold territory for its caliphate and to stoke a sectarian conflict between Sunni and Shia. The group has no known experience carrying out long-distance covert operations, and no senior federal official has yet pointed to any ISIS plotting against the...
  • Ex-Ambassador Bolton Says Israel Must Strike Iran Soon

    06/01/2015 1:04:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    On the sidelines of the Israel Day Concert in New York's Central Park on Sunday, former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton gave a rundown of Iran's nuclear program and the impending deal on curbing it, in an exclusive Arutz Sheva interview. While negotiations between Iran and world powers have reached an interim agreement ahead of a June 30 deadline for a final deal, Bolton predicts that the Iran negotiations are "doomed to failure." "I don't think Iran has any intention of giving up its efforts to get deliverable nuclear weapons," said the former ambassador. "Even if a deal...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/1/15)[Prayer]

    06/01/2015 5:31:24 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/1/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Solomon New International Version (NIV) 16 Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. 17 One of them said, “Pardon me, my lord. This woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was there with me. 18 The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there was no one in the house but the two of us. 19 “During the night this woman’s son died because she lay on him. 20 So she got...
  • UK Based F-15Es Flew A Secret Long-Range Mission Over Africa On Monday

    05/29/2015 6:15:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 5/27/15 | Tyler Rogoway
    A pair of RAF Lakenheath based USAF F-15E Strike Eagles that were bristling with live bombs and air-to-air missiles, along five KC-135R tankers, flew on a secretive and grueling 12 hour mission over the Southern Mediterranean on Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day. Multiple radio interceptors and plane spotters state that four F-15E’s, callsigns ABLE 01 through 04, took off from their home base at RAF Lakenheath laden with yellow banded (live) AIM-9M sidewinders, AIM-120 AMRAAMS and no less than seven 500lb Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs). These aircraft were accompanied by five KC-135Rs tankers, callsign QUID 91 through 95, that...
  • Russia's Landmark $2Bln Deal With Egypt for MiG Fighter Jets

    05/25/2015 6:31:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Russia has agreed to deliver 46 MiG-29 air superiority fighters to Egypt and is soon expected to sign a deal worth approximately $2 billion, what might become the largest order since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia’s business daily Vedomosti reports, quoting a source close to the aviation industry. Russia has agreed on a contract with Egypt to deliver 46 Mikoyan MiG-29 air superiority fighters (NATO reporting name "Fulcrum"). The deal is slated to be signed in the nearest future and is expected to be worth as much as $2 billion, the newspaper quotes an aviation industry source as...
  • Netanyahu: Iran the ‘greatest threat’ to world peace

    05/31/2015 10:53:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 31, 2015, 4:41 pm | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday decried Iranian “aggression” across the Middle East, telling German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier that an emerging nuclear deal should take into account not only Tehran’s alleged nuclear ambition but also its regional aspirations. After noting that “the greatest threat to Israel’s security, to the stability of the region and to the peace of the world” was Iran’s alleged quest for nuclear weapons, Netanyahu pointed to an Iranian “campaign of aggression across the entire Middle East, in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, around our borders on the Golan.” Speaking at a press conference after his meeting...
  • ISIS Threatens to Destroy 'Heretical Hamas'

    05/31/2015 3:37:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/5/15 | Yaakov Levi
    A group that is operating in Gaza and which says it is associated with ISIS has claimed that it killed a top Hamas commander. According to the group, which calls itself the Army of the Islamic State, Saber Siam was killed when ISIS operatives placed a bomb on his car, blowing it up with him inside. Siam was killed, the group said, because he was “a partner in a declared war against religion and against Muslims, working for the heretical government in Gaza.” ISIS warned Hamas to immediately “end its war against religion in Gaza” or “face the consequences.” The...
  • Russia said scaling back its support for Assad

    05/31/2015 11:54:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Elhanan Miller
    Russia is gradually turning its back on Syrian President Bashar Assad, evacuating some 100 expert advisers and their families from Syria and refusing to repair regime fighter jets, an Arab daily reported on Sunday. “Senior sources in the Gulf” told pro-opposition London-based daily a-Sharq al-Awsat that the change in Russia’s position toward the Assad regime stems from diplomatic pressure exerted by Arab Gulf states. It also comes as part of Moscow’s efforts to shake international sanctions imposed on it following a military confrontation with Ukraine, the sources said. Meanwhile, Syrian opposition sources told the newspaper that 100 of Russia’s top...
  • Ya’alon: Iran cynically fueling conflict in Iraq, to ensure it remains a failed state

    05/31/2015 10:25:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 27, 2015, 10:16 pm | Mitch Ginsburg
    Israel’s defense minister on Wednesday warned that Iran, an ostensible partner in the US-led fight against the Islamic State, has nothing but ill intentions toward Iraq and has cynically perpetuated the conflict in order to ensure that the country remains a failed state. “He who did not allow stability in Iraq since 2003 is Iran,” Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said at the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies’ annual security conference. “From its perspective, a strong Iraq runs counter to its own interests. From its perspective Iraq needs to be weak, bleeding.” Ya’alon said that Tehran’s primary goal...
  • Democrat Rep. Clyburn to GOP: “Be Very, Very Careful About How You Treat this President”

    05/31/2015 10:12:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/31/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Last week, Rep. James Clyburn (Dem-SC) sat down with Voice of America host Carol Castiel and network congressional correspondent Cindy Saine. When asked about the Iran deal Clyburn said, “It’s one thing to review it. It’s something else to veto. I don’t think that Congress ought to have any right to circumvent the president. And this foolishness that has been going on up here, it’s just foolishness. And we have to be very, very careful and for people to not see … Look, I am old enough to have seen and paid close attention to many presidents, all the way...
  • Ethiopian Jews hold protest in Tel Aviv against racism

    05/19/2015 12:42:21 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | By Staff Writers, Al Jazeera
    About 1,000 Israeli Ethiopian Jews have held a rally in Tel Aviv to protest against institutional racism in Israeli society. Monday night's march passed without incident under the watch of dozens of security officers, a police spokesman said. Demonstrators chanted slogans demanding "social justice" and "the arrest of racist police". Ethiopian Jews in Israel have staged several rallies against alleged police brutality and racism in recent weeks, and some gatherings have turned violent as they clashed with security forces. Earlier this month, a video of two police officers beating a black Israeli soldier sparked a massive protest by Ethiopian Jews,...
  • IAEA Report Says Iran Probe is Stalled

    05/30/2015 9:33:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 5/30/2015, 2:04 AM | Elad Benari
    Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the UN atomic agency on Friday reported that work on an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms remains essentially stalled, according to The Associated Press (AP). The report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also reiterated that more cooperation is needed by Iran for full clarity on its present activities. Without it, the IAEA said, it cannot “conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.” Iran and the IAEA agreed in November of 2013 on a new attempt to probe the accusations....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/31/15)[Prayer]

    05/31/2015 5:07:38 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/31/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Solomon New International Version (NIV) 3 Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt and married his daughter. He brought her to the City of David until he finished building his palace and the temple of the Lord, and the wall around Jerusalem. 2 The people, however, were still sacrificing at the high places, because a temple had not yet been built for the Name of the Lord. 3 Solomon showed his love for the Lord by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David, except that...
  • Lauryn Hill Cancels Show in Israel

    05/30/2015 2:58:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/15 | Elad Benari
    R&B, soul and hip hop singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill officially announced on Monday that she was cancelling her planned show in Israel, scheduled for May 7. In a statement on her website, Hill wrote, “When deciding to play the region, my intention was to perform in both Tel Aviv and Ramallah. Setting up a performance in the Palestinian Territory, at the same time as our show in Israel, proved to be a challenge.” “I’ve wanted very much to bring our live performance to this part of the world, but also to be a presence supporting justice and peace. It is very...
  • See No Terror, Hear No Terror, Speak No Terror (Obama on Cuba)

    05/30/2015 11:35:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Today President Obama further opened the financial floodgates from the U.S. to the world’s most notorious deadbeat nation—who is also a “State Sponsor of Terrorism.” Quotation marks are now required around the term “State-Sponsor of Terrorism” when referring to Cuba because just this morning, as the 45 day notification period to Congress expired, President Obama officially removed Cuba from the State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, where President Reagan had placed it in 1982. “Laughing all the way to the bank,” hardly does justice to what the multi-billionaire Castro family must be doing this week. The $7 billion...
  • Chemical Warfare in Syria Continues, Unpunished

    05/28/2015 5:48:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Elliot Abrams
    In September 2013, the Obama administration congratulated itself on an agreement, brokered by Russia, that supposedly ended the use of chemical weapons (CW) in Syria. For the killings by using sarin gas, Syria’s president Assad was not punished in any way, but he was supposedly going to turn over all his CW and the possibility of a recurrence was thus ended. President Obama said this: "I welcome the progress made between the United States and Russia through our talks in Geneva, which represents an important, concrete step toward the goal of moving Syria’s chemical weapons under international control so that...
  • Shabbat boundary rock with Hebrew etching discovered

    07/22/2011 3:31:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 12, 2011 | Oren Kessler
    An ancient rock inscription of the word "Shabbat" was uncovered near Lake Kinneret this week -- the first and only discovery of a stone Shabbat boundary in Hebrew. The etching in the Lower Galilee community of Timrat appears to date from the Roman or Byzantine period. News of the inscription, discovered by chance Sunday by a visitor strolling the community grounds, quickly reached Mordechai Aviam, head of the Institute for Galilean Archeology at Kinneret College. "This is the first time we've found a Shabbat boundary inscription in Hebrew," he said. "The letters are so clear that there is no doubt...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Congress Must Stop Obama's Bad Iran Deal (demands vote on amendment)

    05/07/2015 6:19:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/6/15 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Cruz demands vote on amendment from Senate floor. Wants a requirement for a majority vote in Congress to approve any Iran deal, rather than a "resolution of disapproval" which can be vetoed by the President that Democrats put into bill.
  • Islamic State's Saudi branch calls for clearing Arabian Peninsula of Shi'ites

    05/30/2015 6:18:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/30/15
    Saudi Arabia's branch of militant group Islamic State has said it wants to clear the Arabian Peninsula of Shi'ite Muslims and urged young men in the kingdom to join its cause, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring center has reported. Islamic State claimed two suicide bombings carried out on May 22 and May 29 on Shi'ite mosques in eastern Saudi Arabia, where the bulk of the Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite minority lives. The attacks killed 25 people. In the 13-minute-long recording, the speaker said Islamic State had ordered its followers everywhere to "kill enemies of Islam, especially Shi'ites", according to SITE. "What then...
  • Harlan Ellison still angry, still writing at 81

    05/30/2015 10:36:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    The Jewish Advocate ^ | May 22, 2015 | Nat Segaloff
    Harlan Ellison is still an angry young man, except he'll be 81 on May 27. He has used this anger, fueled by childhood anti-Semitism, throughout his extraordinary career as a writer of speculative fiction. This year saw the publication of his 116th and 117th (so far) books: The Top of the Volcano, a collection of his awardwinning short stories, and a graphic novelization of his original script for "The City on the Edge of Forever," widely considered the best Star Trek episode ever written. Although Ellison's hundreds of published stories contain a wealth of Jewish characters, his most complex creation...
  • 'Not recognizing Israel as Jewish is anti-Semitic, Pope says'

    05/30/2015 10:36:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 28, 2015 | Avi Lewis
    In comments made to veteran Portuguese-Israeli journalist Henrique Cymerman Thursday, Francis was quoted as saying that "anyone who does not recognize the Jewish people and the State of Israel -- and their right to exist -- is guilty of anti-Semitism." Francis was also said to have backtracked on statements he was reportedly heard making earlier this month designating the visiting Abbas "a bit an angel of peace." The pope recalled telling Abbas in Italian that he hopes the Palestinian chief might one day become an angel of peace in the future, according to Cymerman -- although ostensibly he has not...
  • Iran rejects site inspections in a nuclear deal

    05/30/2015 10:20:12 AM PDT · by bushwon · 23 replies
    Yahoo News/AFP.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | Staff
    Tehran (AFP) - Senior Iranian negotiator Abbas Araghchi said Saturday that questioning Iranian scientists and military site inspections are "out of the question" in a final nuclear agreement with world powers.
  • Keith Ellison: 'Proud to Stand' with Rand Paul

    05/24/2015 8:59:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not the endorsement someone heading into the Republican primaries would normally want, but it's the one Rand Paul got. On today's This Week [hosted by Jonathan Karl in the absence of Stephanopoulos], far-left Rep. Keith Ellison declared that on a variety of issues, including opposition to the Patriot Act, he is "proud to stand" with Rand Paul. Roll the video and watch Bill Kristol look on benignly as Ellison praises Paul. You can imagine he was thinking that every Ellison accolade was another chunk of GOP primary voters lost for Kristol's least-favorite Republican candidate. In the unkindest cut, Kristol claimed...
  • UN agency: Unsure if Iran hiding nuclear program

    09/22/2008 9:15:16 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 169+ views
    AP via IHT ^ | September 21, 2008
    VIENNA, Austria: The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency warned Monday that he cannot determine whether Iran is hiding some nuclear activities, comments that appeared to reflect a high level of frustration with stonewalling of his investigators. IAEA head Mohamed ElBaradei said Iran's stonewalling of his agency was a "serious concern." "Iran needs to give the agency substantive information" to clear up suspicions, he said at the start of a 35-nation board IAEA meeting, in comments made available to reporters. Diplomats at the gathering described ElBaradei's comments as unusually blunt. ElBaradei rejected the Iranian suggestion that the IAEA probe...
  • Meet the Makuya, Israel's most unwavering supporters

    05/30/2015 10:12:08 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Saturday, May 30, 2015 | Aviva and Shmuel Bar-Am
    Four students (out of the 35 currently in Israel) live at the Jerusalem Makuya Center, along with its new director Asher Seito Kimura, his wife Tzofiya and their children. Each Makuya member has a Hebrew name, taken, or given to him or her upon arrival in Israel. They chat easily about their faith, which is based heavily on the Old Testament and doesn't contain even a hint of proselytism. But none of the Makuya will discuss politics. They will talk with feeling, however, about their position on Israel. Every Makuya, they say proudly, identifies with -- and wholeheartedly supports --...
  • Opinion: Baptists and Authority

    11/07/2011 7:57:34 AM PST · by marshmallow · 108 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 11/7/11 | David P. Gushee
    (ABP) -- The sexuality conference in April will raise many issues. But for the theologically minded, the most important issue will probably be the question of religious authority. Who or what carries binding authority in the Christian life? If the question is, for example, sexual morality, who or what has the authority to establish norms to which Christians must adhere? In a cultural (and ecclesial) context of innumerable conflicting practices and beliefs, who or what has the authority to settle the matter? Or is that even a coherent question? At least, is it a coherent question from within the framework...
  • Senator Hillary Condemns Arafat

    02/24/2002 1:21:03 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 20 replies · 182+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/25/02
    U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., told the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations Saturday night that PLO leader Yasser Arafat must stop violence as a means to achieve his goals. Clinton, previously known as an outspoken supporter of the PLO agenda, said that she held Arafat responsible for the ongoing attacks and violence aimed at innocent Israelis. "He has failed as a leader to rein in the forces of violence and terrorism," the former First Lady said, adding that his use of force to advance the PLO agenda would not be successful. Senator Clinton also visited Israeli terror victims ...
  • Artificially produced water delivers Israel from drought

    05/30/2015 7:38:27 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 31 replies
    seattletimes ^ | May 29, 2015 at 6:35 pm | Isabel Kershner
    JERUSALEM — At the peak of the drought, Shabi Zvieli, an Israeli gardener, feared for his livelihood. A hefty tax was placed on excessive household water consumption, penalizing families with lawns, swimming pools or leaky pipes. So many of Zvieli’s clients went over to synthetic grass and swapped their seasonal blooms for hardy, indigenous plants more suited to a semiarid climate.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/30/15)[Prayer]

    05/30/2015 5:27:07 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/30/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Solomon New International Version (NIV) 13 Now Adonijah, the son of Haggith, went to Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother. Bathsheba asked him, “Do you come peacefully?” He answered, “Yes, peacefully.” 14 Then he added, “I have something to say to you.” “You may say it,” she replied. 15 “As you know,” he said, “the kingdom was mine. All Israel looked to me as their king. But things changed, and the kingdom has gone to my brother; for it has come to him from the Lord. 16 Now I have one request to make of...
  • Clay Seal May Be Oldest Depiction of Music and Revelry in Israel

    An ancient seal unearthed in northern Israel may depict a woman playing a musical instrument during a sacred marriage rite between a king and a goddess. The mysterious seal, which decorates a shard of a 5,000-year-old clay storage vessel, could be the oldest known depiction of a musical performance in Israel, archaeologists say. "This is when most of the cultic impressions from Israel depict dancing figures or the feasting scene in which the female and male figures are shown facing each other, in the rite just before their sexual encounter," the researchers said.
  • Odierno Opens Door To U.S. Troops Embedding With Iraqi Security Forces [Obama's Costly Error!]

    05/29/2015 10:17:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    The WashingtonTimes ^ | May 29, 2015 | Douglas Erns
    Odierno Opens Door To U.S. Troops Embedding With Iraqi Security Forces By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times - Friday, May 29, 2015 Gen. Raymond Odierno, the U.S. Army chief of staff, introduced the possibility of U.S. military personnel embedding with Iraqi security forces during battle. “Embedded advisers, with increased risk to our soldiers, probably would make this more effective,” the general said Thursday, Defense One reported. “You have to weigh the risk versus the outcome.” Iraqi security forces were dealt an embarrassing defeat May 17 when the Islamic State group took control of Ramadi. A series of coordinated suicide...
  • Report: US cyberattack on North Korea was ineffective

    05/29/2015 7:29:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/29/15 | Mark Hensch
    An American cyberattack on North Korea half a decade ago was fruitless overall, sources say. The National Security Agency (NSA) led a mission in 2010 to damage North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Reuters reported on Friday. Operatives tried using a variant of the Stuxnet computer virus deployed against Iran that same year, the news service said, with developers crafting a version that would activate once it reached Korean-language settings on targeted machines. Operatives hoped the virus would disable centrifuges for enriching uranium, much like it had when used against Iran, Reuters said, but the cyberattack stumbled when it encountered North...
  • 2016 hopefuls Christie, Cruz court Jewish donors in New York

    05/29/2015 10:16:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 29, 2015, 4:41 pm | JILL COLVIN
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — One declared and one likely Republican presidential contender criticized the administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran and reaffirmed their support for Israel as they courted wealthy Jewish donors Thursday at a gala in New York.</p> <p>Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a declared presidential candidate, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is widely expected to jump into the race next month, criticized President Barack Obama’s handling of the Middle East as they worked to impress donors at the third annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala.</p>
  • UN Official Wants IDF on Terror List with ISIS, Taliban & Boko Haram

    05/29/2015 11:39:02 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    jspace news ^ | 5/28/15
    The United Nations special representative of the secretary-general for children and armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui, is set to recommend blacklisting the Israel Defense Forces as a terror group for regularly causing harm to children. The designation would place the IDF in the same group as terror groups such as Islamic State, Boko Haram, and the Taliban. According to Yedioth Ahronoth, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leaning towards leaving Israel off the list—despite heavy lobbying by the Palestinians and pro-Palestinian groups—over concern of damaging the world body’s relationship with the Jewish state. The Israeli Foreign Ministry slammed the hypocrisy of the...
  • Water Revolution in Israel Overcomes Any Threat of Drought

    05/29/2015 12:59:51 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 29, 2015 | ISABEL KERSHNER
    ... Today, there is plenty of water in Israel. A lighter version of an old “Israel is drying up” campaign has been dusted off to advertise baby diapers. “The fear has gone,” said Mr. Zvieli, whose customers have gone back to planting flowers. As California and other western areas of the United States grapple with an extreme drought, a revolution has taken place here. A major national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and to recycle wastewater has provided the country with enough water for all its needs, even during severe droughts. More than 50 percent of the water for Israeli...
  • Blue State Blues: FIFA Stands For "F*** Israel, F*** America"

    05/29/2015 2:13:51 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    For decades, our global betters have been urging Americans to take more of an interest in soccer. And we have–though not the interest the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) had in mind. This week, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that 14 FIFA officials had been indicted for corruption.
  • Daily Kickoff: Cruz, Christie pitch Adelson | Rand’s money problem | Israel’s Burning Man

    05/29/2015 12:23:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Jewish Insider ^ | May 29, 2015 | Staff
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Around fifteen hundred guests and supporters gathered last night on the sixth floor of the Marriott Marquis in NYC to celebrate the third annual 'Champions of Jewish Values Awards Gala.' The gala, which benefits Shmuley Boteach's This World Values Network, was co-hosted by Sheldon Adelson and Michael Steinhardt. As the 2016 election cycle is underway, Sen. Ted Cruzand NJ Gov. Chris Christie used the opportunity to pitch their foreign policy visions to the influential crowd. Cruz presented a 'checklist' of items the next President should initiate in January 2017 related to Israel, Iran and the Middle East....
  • US Set to Approve Arms Package for Israel Worth $1.8 Billion

    05/29/2015 11:23:29 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 11 replies
    The Jewish Business News ^ | May 29, 2015 | Staff Reporter
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of the possible sale of arms to Israel on May 18, 2015. The details were sent for congressional review on Tuesday.A statement from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said, “The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability. This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives and will not change the power balance in the region.”It notes that Israel “already has these munitions in its inventory” and...
  • Jeb Bush Cites Weaving a ‘Web of Civility’ with Dems Among Immediate Presidential Priorities

    05/28/2015 11:34:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/27/15 | Jeff Poor
    Jeb Bush Cites Weaving a ‘Web of Civility’ with Dems Among Immediate Would-Be Presidential Priorities In a conference call hosted by the Alabama Republican Party on Wednesday night, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), a potential candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, fielded a question from Alabama Republican Party chairwoman Terry Lathan asking what his first major action or order of business might be once he was elected. Among those priorities he cited included dealing with the regulatory “alphabet soup” with a goal of reform in mind, undoing by executive order what his predecessor President Barack Obama had done through...
  • Ruthless Trials Show Iran Can't Be Trusted

    05/28/2015 10:14:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "We have police. They arrest girls or women for having bad hijab or not being covered enough. But it's not that we live with the police in our head. You know?" Those famous last words were pronounced by Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian journalist, in an interview alongside her husband, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian -- who is a dual Iranian-American citizen raised in California -- for CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" in 2014. Bourdain offered that the Iranians he met were super-friendly people with a strong sense of hospitality. Rezaian now has police in his head. Six weeks after the...
  • Who killed Alberto Nisman?

    05/28/2015 10:55:45 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 9 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 28th May 2015 | Wyre Davies
    'In January a high-profile prosecutor was found in a pool of blood in his bathroom, days before he was due to release a report condemning the Argentine government. Wyre Davies examines claims that he was murdered and that the investigation into his death was bungled.'
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/29/15)[Prayer]

    05/29/2015 4:53:41 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/29/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Solomon New International Version (NIV) 2 When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son. 2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, act like a man, 3 and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go 4 and...