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  • Elections likely after Kahlon vetoes Bennett as defense minister

    11/15/2018 12:12:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/11/18 | Tzvi Lev
    Kulanu party leader Moshe Kahlon told Prime Minister Netanyahu that he will not accept Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett serving as defense minister, following the resignation of current defense minister, Avigdor Liberman. On Wednesday, Bennett issued an ultimatum to the Prime Minister, saying his Jewish Home faction will quit the coalition if he is not appointed defense minister. If Bennett's ultimatum holds, Kahlon's veto likely signals that early elections are on the way. "Bennett doesn't have it coming to get the Defense Ministry portfolio. I'm opposed to it," Kahlon told Netanyahu. Bennett told confidants in response that he will not...
  • 'Jesus' face' uncovered at ancient church in the Israeli desert

    11/15/2018 4:57:18 AM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | James Rogers
    A previously unknown 1,500-year-old painting of Christ’s face has been uncovered at a Byzantine church in Israel’s Negev desert. The discovery in the ancient Byzantine village of Shivta has thrilled archaeologists. Although the painting is fragmented, experts from Israel’s University of Haifa were able to make out the facial outline. Their research was published recently in the journal Antiquity. he painting, which is believed to date from the sixth century, depicts Jesus as a short-haired youth. “Christ’s face in this painting is an important discovery in itself,” they explained in their paper. “It belongs to the iconographic scheme of a...
  • The Dartmouth Speech They Tried To Suppress

    11/14/2018 5:23:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 14, 2018 | David Horowitz
    Before I had even arrived, I was attacked as a racist, sexist and bigot. AddThis Sharing Buttons Author's note: On October 23, I spoke at Dartmouth, at the invitation of College Republicans and Students Supporting Israel. Before I had even arrived, I was attacked as a racist, a sexist and a bigot, and one professor sent out a tweet urging students to disrupt my talk. In fact, nearly 100 Dartmouth radicals had already met and laid out an elaborate plan of disruption and attack, which in the event was made possible but the Dartmouth administrators in charge of “Security and...
  • Moshe Lion Clinches Jerusalem Mayoral Win By 3765 Votes

    11/14/2018 4:39:56 PM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 11/18/2018 | Marissa Newman
    Moshe Lion’s already-declared victory in the race to become Jerusalem’s mayor became official Wednesday night as the final votes were counted, with him coasting past rival Ofer Berkovitch. When the count was finalized, Lion was confirmed as the winner by 3,765 votes, with 50.85% of the votes cast (112,744) to Berkovitch’s 49.15% (108,979). Lion had been 6,500 ballots ahead of Berkovitch before the counting of the final 9,000 provisional ballots began around 8 p.m. With some 3,000 of those 9,000 votes tallied and updated by the municipality, Lion quickly sailed beyond that mark to defeat Berkovitch with 51 percent of...
  • France Finance Minister: Europe Must Become an ‘Empire’ to Compete with U.S. (TR)

    11/13/2018 11:51:20 AM PST · by DFG · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/13/2018 | Victoria Friedman
    France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has called for Europe to become an “empire” to compete with the United States after the country’s President Emmanuel Macron called for an EU army to defend against the NATO ally. “It’s about Europe having to become a kind of empire, as China is. And how the U.S. is,” Mr Le Maire told Germany’s Handelsblatt. Adding that it would be a “peaceful empire,” the economics and finance minister touted the progressive government’s green credentials, saying that the European empire should “rel[y] on green growth. Neither China nor the U.S., who are leaving the Paris...
  • Rand Paul: Iran Wants Nukes Because It “Feels Threatened”

    02/16/2010 2:05:11 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 165 replies · 3,219+ views
    It turns out that crackpot Ron Paul’s son Rand can understand why poor, innocent Iran might want nuclear weapons—they feel “threatened” by big, bad America (hat tip to Rand Paul: Too Kooky for Kentucky for the video): Watch it at NRB - sorry, can't embed videos here at FR.
  • Caroline Glick: A Desperate Emmanuel Macron Attacks Donald Trump

    11/13/2018 4:03:36 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline Glick
    Upon landing in France over the weekend, Trump called Macron’s remarks about defending against America “insulting.” The President tweeted that instead of figuring out a way to fight the U.S., the Europeans should pay their share of NATO’s budget, which the U.S. has been underwriting. Macron’s anti-Americanism isn’t only fueled by domestic political concerns. He has two other – perhaps even more significant – causes for his hostility. First, and most fundamentally, Macron rightly views Trump’s presidency and his nationalist vision of America as an existential threat to the European Union. As political philosopher Yoram Hazony explains in his vital...
  • Prayer Thread: ROCKETS FIRED AT ISRAEL FROM GAZA IN ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE

    11/13/2018 2:30:25 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Joel C. Rosenberg Updates
    BREAKING: It is 10:40am here in Israel and more than 400 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza in the last few hours — more than on any other single day in history. The IDF is retaliating. Children and their parents have had to sleep in bomb shelters all night. More rockets are coming in as I write this. High risk of even further escalation. Please pray for calm to be restored. Pray, too, for all who are being traumatized on both sides to experience the supernatural comfort of the Lord.
  • Israel Breaking: IDF Reinforces Gaza Border, Massive Rocket Barrage Follows 'Botched' Operation...

    11/13/2018 2:27:13 AM PST · by Nextrush · 29 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/13/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    It seemed like things were going to quiet down in Gaza last week with the delivery of 15 million dollars in cash from Qatar in multiple suitcases. The "payoff" money was designed to pacify Gaza and help calm things down between Israel and the militant group Hamas which has maintained steady pressure on Israel with everything from occasional rocket barrages to constant incendiary kites to mass protests at the border fences forcing Israeli snipers to open fire. But suddenly on Sunday night all hell broke loose. IDF soliders were operating inside Gaza using civilian vehicles backed by air support, tanks...
  • The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia's War

    11/02/2018 8:26:36 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/26/18 | Declan Walsh, Tyler Hicks
    One hope for Yemenis is that the international fallout from the death of the Saudi dissident, Jamal Khashoggi, which has damaged Prince Mohammed’s international standing, might force him to relent in his unyielding prosecution of the war. Peter Salisbury, a Yemen specialist at Chatham House, said that was unlikely. “I think the Saudis have learned what they can get away with in Yemen — that western tolerance for pretty bad behavior is quite high,” he said. “If the Khashoggi murder tells us anything, it’s just how reluctant people are to rein the Saudis in.”
  • Major Quake Likely In Middle East, Survey Finds

    07/26/2007 1:42:31 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 1,129+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 7-26-2007 | Kate Ravilious
    Major Quake Likely in Middle East, Survey Finds Kate Ravilious for National Geographic News July 26, 2007 In A.D. 551, a massive earthquake devastated the coast of Phoenicia, now Lebanon. The disaster is well-documented, but scientists had struggled over the years to locate the earthquake fault. Now a new underwater survey has uncovered the fault and shown that it moves approximately every 1,500 years—which means a disaster is due any day now. "It is just a matter of time before a destructive tsunami hits this region again," said Iain Stewart, an earthquake expert at the University of Plymouth in the...
  • Cape Verde to stop voting against Israel at UN

    08/03/2017 9:14:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 08/03/17 04:16 | Elad Benari
    The island country of Cape Verde announced on Wednesday that it will no longer be voting against Israel in the United Nations. The decision came following a meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Cape Verde’s President Jorge Carlos Fonseca, who then instructed his envoy at the UN that the island in West Africa would no longer be voting against Israel. Netanyahu welcomed the decision on Wednesday evening. …
  • Israeli air strike destroys Hamas TV building in Gaza: AFP

    11/12/2018 1:28:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    AFP ^ | November 12, 2018 | Staff
    An Israeli air strike destroyed Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV building in the Gaza Strip on Monday after a series of warning shots, AFP journalists reported, drawing threats of a harsh response from Palestinian militants. The strike came as violence again flared between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. Hamas confirmed that the building in Gaza City was destroyed, while Islamic Jihad vowed to respond to Israel's action.
  • Barrage of rockets launched at Israel following botched Gaza operation

    11/12/2018 12:22:25 PM PST · by massmike · 8 replies
    msn.com ^ | 11//12/2018 | Oren Liebermann, Andrew Carey, Ibrahim Dahman, and Eliza Mackintosh
    A barrage of about 200 rockets were launched from Gaza towards Israel on Monday, the Israeli army said, hours after a botched Israeli operation in Gaza left a Hamas commander and an Israeli soldier dead. Eleven people in Israel were injured by the rocket fire, prompting retaliatory ground and airstrikes by the Israeli military that left at least three Palestinians in Gaza dead, the Palestinian health ministry said. The Israeli army said that about 60 rockets were intercepted by the Israel Defense Force's (IDF) Iron Dome aerial defense system, with many other rockets falling on open ground. Sirens continued to...
  • The State Department shouldn’t target Kurds to appease Turkey

    11/11/2018 6:22:17 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 10, 2018 12:58 PM | Michael Rubin
    On Nov. 6, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara posted a notice that “The Department [of State] has authorized rewards for information leading to the identification or location of the senior Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members: Murat Karayilan (up to USD $5 million), Cemil Bayik (up to USD $4 million), and Duran Kalkan (up to USD $3 million).” Such bounties are not uncommon when it comes to master terrorists. In years past, the U.S. government, for example, issued bounties for Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Boko Haram head Abubakar Shekau.But the three men...
  • Palestinians in Gaza attack Qatari envoy with stones after $15m. payment

    11/09/2018 12:17:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 9, 2018 | Tamar Beeri
    The paychecks of the Hamas members, which were being paid through financial aid by Qatar, were passed on in suitcases in a heavily guarded vehicle. Palestinian protesters pelted the convoy of Qatar’s ambassador to the Palestinians, Mohammed Al-Emadi, with stones Friday as he came to observe the weekly demonstrations along Gaza’s border fence with Israel, according to The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv. Gazan media reported that those leading the attack against Al-Emadi were from the Palestinian faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. PFLP members had earlier refused to take part in the meeting with the...
  • Report: Israel and Qatar to open Gaza sea crossing

    11/10/2018 11:08:20 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/18
    An Arab newspaper reported on Saturday that Israel and Qatar are hammering out a deal that would allow Hamas to operate a sea crossing between Gaza and Cyprus. According to the Lebanese Al Akhbar, the prospective seaport is part of a wider Egyptian-brokered cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. While Hamas demands that the crossing be monitored through video cameras, Israel wants both Israeli forces and international elements to monitor the seaport to prevent weapons smuggling. The report comes as a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be gaining traction. A central part of the deal has been Qatar's...
  • UCT vice-chancellor praises student for work signed off with ‘one settler‚ one bullet’

    11/08/2018 5:14:33 PM PST · by massmike · 3 replies
    timeslive.co.za ^ | 11/08/2018 | Nico Gous
    University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has congratulated a student on his honours project in which he ended his acknowledgements with the phrase‚ “ONE SETTLER‚ ONE BULLET!!” Phakeng tweeted on Tuesday evening: “Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime‚ let me be kliye [sic]: I am proud of you! Way more than you can imagine! Welldone! [sic]” Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime, let me be kliye: i am proud of you! Way...
  • Muslim woman elected to US Congress wraps in 'Palestinian' flag [Rashida Tlaib]

    11/08/2018 1:14:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    INN ^ | 11/08/18 11:29 | Mordechai Sones
    Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, who won a seat in the US House of Representatives, wrapped herself in a “Palestinian” flag at her victory party. She is one of the two first Muslim women ever to be elected to the deliberative body, along with Somali Ilhan Omar from Minnesota. Daughter of Arabs who left Samaria for Nicaragua and later Detroit, Tlaib became the first Muslim female member of Michigan’s state legislature a decade ago. Tlaib is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and was arrested two years ago for disrupting a Trump speech in Detroit, reported Yeshiva World. Asked during...
  • Watch Israeli Jews Reaction to Jason Blum Speech Against Trump in Beverly Hills [5+ min video]

    11/08/2018 1:04:40 PM PST · by beaversmom · 5 replies
    Real Raw Talk via You Tube ^ | November 7, 2018 | Real Raw Talk
    Video Link Blurb from the video: Context to this video: The opening night of the 32nd Israeli Film Festival in L.A, November 6, 2018. The recipient of the IFF Award this year was Jason Blum. He was introduced on to the stage as someone who "Dresses up as Ivanka Trump and then Stormy Daniels on Halloween," as if that is the crowning achievement of his life. He then gets on stage, and mentions how he's always checking his phone to see the election results, and that "We're winning." Upon hearing this, I said aloud: "Who's we?" Several people around me...