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  • Amir on Netanyahu, Middle East, Pentecost, and the Future 5/27/20

    05/27/2020 4:56:17 PM PDT · by firebrand · 2 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | May 27, 2020 | Amir Tsarfati
    Do not miss this inspiring message from Amir, one of his best presentations ever. Get your thoughts off COVID-19 for a while and look at the rest of the world and what we should actually be doing. The first part is a discussion of Netanyahu and what is going on politically in Israel. The middle section is probably the only lucid account of the confusing scene over there in the Middle East that you will hear. The third and best part is an inspirational and superbly well-informed explanation of Pentecost and what it means to us as believers, with a...
  • The World in Revolt-A revolution is an act of hope, not a desperate throw of the existential dice

    05/26/2020 9:34:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 26, 2020 | Michael Ledeen
    So far, two dictators have been toppled and have been replaced by interim governments (with a striking resemblance to the previous ones), and there is a civil war in Libya. There are demonstrations throughout the Middle East, and indeed throughout the world, driven by mass movements demanding greater freedom. But there are also many demonstrators who want more rigid governmental control, typically inspired by fundamentalist Islamic codes that would dramatically worsen the civil rights of women, members of other sects and faiths, and more liberal Muslims. It’s a fight, with enormous stakes for the people involved and for the...
  • Dubai Police Arrest Man for Sneezing on UAE Dirham Notes (Currency)

    05/17/2020 6:01:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | May 18, 2020
    He insulted the currency and shared the video on social media. The Dubai Police have arrested a young man over a video that he posted on social media in which he can be seen insulting the UAE's national currency. In the viral video, the suspect can be seen pretend-sneezing and using a currency note to clean himself. He has been referred to the authority concerned for further action, the police said. The police said that the cybercrime law specifies a maximum fine of Dh1 million and a prison term for insulting the country or its symbols. The police also posted...
  • Massive fire breaks out in Sharjah residential building

    05/05/2020 1:15:37 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 26 replies
    A massive fire erupts at a residential tower in Al Nahda in Sharjah. A massive fire was reported at a residential tower in Al Nahda in Sharjah on Tuesday night, Gulf News learnt. The quick response by Sharjah Civil Defence teams averted a major disaster, authorities said.Image Credit: Gulf News The name of the building is Abbco Tower. The fire started at 9.04pm, according to Sharjah Civil Defence teams. Residents have been evacuated. Civil Defence crew from Mina fire station and Al Nahda rushed to the spot to control the blaze after the police operation room received a call reporting...
  • Swarms of Locusts Expected to Plague Africa and Middle East, UN group says

    03/18/2020 3:18:18 AM PDT · by Ymani Cricket · 73 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 18, 2020 | MARCY OSTER/JTA
    JERUSALEM — A plague of locusts considered “extremely alarming” is headed toward Africa and the Middle East but is likely to bypass Israel. ...The swarms represent “an unprecedented threat to food security,” according to the Locust Watch website. Among the countries expected to be the hardest hit are Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Iran, Pakistan and Sudan, according to the report.
  • Oil Crash Could Trigger Recession In Middle East

    03/09/2020 3:20:49 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 30 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 03-09-2020 | Irina
    The oil price war that Saudi Arabia and Russia started will hurt the fiscal revenues of the oil producers in the Persian Gulf, including the Saudis, OPEC’s top producer and the world’s top oil exporter, according to credit rating agency Fitch. “The collapse in oil prices will clearly be seen in fiscal numbers for the Gulf,” Jan Friedrich, the senior sovereign analyst for the Middle East and Africa, said on Monday, as carried by Reuters.
  • Russia to Turkey: We cannot guarantee safety of your planes over Syria - TASS

    03/02/2020 3:33:56 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/1/2020 | Andrew Osborn
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday that Moscow could not guarantee the safety of Turkish planes flying in Syria after Damascus said it was closing the air space over the Idlib region, the TASS news agency reported. The ministry issued the warning after Turkey shot down two Syrian warplanes over Idlib on Sunday and struck a military airport well beyond its frontlines in a sharp increase of its military operations following the death of dozens of Turkish soldiers last week. “In these conditions the leadership of Russia’s military contingent (in Syria) cannot guarantee the safety of...
  • Turkey Announces its Intention to Go to War with Russia

    03/02/2020 3:27:07 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 126 replies
    BIN ^ | 3/1/2020 | David Sidman
    Mesut Hakki Casin, a prominent member of Turkey’s Security and Foreign Policy Board, who advises Erdogan, said: “We have fought Russia 16 times in the past, and we will fight it again.“ Casin made his statements following the death of 33 Turkish soldiers who were killed in an airstrike by Russian-backed Syrian forces in Idlib. The official hinted that they will use Muslims inside Russia to assist them with their efforts saying that Moscow will be “will be shattered from inside” should a war break out between the two countries. Following a request from Ankara, NATO convened an urgent meeting...
  • Russia sends two warships armed with cruise missiles to Syria's coast

    02/28/2020 6:11:21 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/28/2020 | reuters
    Russia on Friday said it was sending two warships armed with cruise missiles to waters off the Syrian coast and blamed Ankara for the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria's Idlib region the previous day. The killing of the Turkish soldiers on Thursday and the wounding of 32 others, announced by the governor in Turkey's Hatay province bordering Syria, raised the Turkish military death toll in the region to 54 this month. Turkey has sent thousands of troops and heavy military hardware into Syria and Erdogan has warned that Turkey will launch a full-scale offensive to repel Syrian forces...
  • Coronavirus Spreads in the Middle East as 5 New Countries Report Cases

    02/24/2020 8:06:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/24/2020 | Jack Phillips
    Kuwait, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Oman, and Iraq reported their first coronavirus cases on Monday, all involving people who had been in Iran. Bahrain confirmed a single case, a citizen who arrived from Iran via Dubai, the health ministry said in a statement carried by the state-run Bahrain News Agency. The patient was identified as a school bus driver and had worked Sunday, dropping off children at two schools. “All family members and individuals who have been in contact with the patient were contacted and tested to ensure they are free of the virus, as well as being placed under supervision for...
  • Palestinian Fractal and The Deal of the Century

    02/20/2020 3:09:11 PM PST · by WWII_Historian · 3 replies
    New Right Network ^ | February 20, 2020 | Gary Gindler
    Trump’s “Deal of the Century,” or, officially, “A Vision to Improve the Lives of Palestinian and Israeli People” (the Plan) was published during the height of the shameful bluffpeachment, so it flew under the radar in America. Apparently, the ostentatious political correctness of the Plan (the opposition of “Israelis” and “Palestinians,” “two-state solution,” etc.) misled most pundits – and the Plan quickly disappeared from front pages everywhere. The Deal of the Century was referred to as another futile effort to achieve an ephemeral peace in the Middle East. However, if one puts aside the politically correct newspeak (I understand that...
  • More on the coronavirus from Amir 2/16/20

    02/16/2020 6:39:05 PM PST · by firebrand · 10 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | 2/16/20 | Amir Tsarfati
    Up to minute 17 or so is a good explanation, with map, of what is going on in Syria with Turkey, Russia, Syria, Israel. Amir really brings it to life with his direct and appropriately passionate treatment of the conflict. Then comes his take on the coronavirus, with reports from many countries, some of which many of us haven't heard. Last, an end times perspective on things and a call to prayer.
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Middle Finger In The Middle East, Rigged For Biden And...

    02/01/2020 8:50:15 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/1/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Great music from Gordon Lightfoot about the "Rainy Day People" who help us instead of hurting us. On Canada's CTV Lloyd Robertson had a conversation with Gordon Lightfoot broadcast in December 2017.... Where do we go after impeachment? In 1998 Bill Clinton opted for military action in Kosovo and Serbia siding with its Muslim population against the Serbs. What will the Trump post-impeachment policy be?.... And back here in the USA Kelli Stewart, John Lamb and other activists taking a stand for the rights of parents in the Kylee Dixon Case in Oregon..... The Middle Finger In The Middle East,...
  • President Trump: The Voice of America, Whether You Like It Or Not

    01/29/2020 7:25:25 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-29-20 | MOTUS
    President Donald John Trump:Two Presidents before him received Nobel Peace Prizes, the first for “his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.” Noble efforts indeed, but alas, not very successful.  The other received it for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons” – none of which he’d actually done at the time, unless you count a rather sophomoric college newspaper piece...
  • Remarks by President Trump in a Press Gaggle Aboard Air Force One

    01/25/2020 3:42:46 PM PST · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | January 23, 2020 | White House
    Aboard Air Force One En Route Miami, Florida 5:04 P.M. EST MR. DEERE: Are you off the record? THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, this is off the record. MR. DEERE: All off the record. (The President speaks off the record.) (The President speaks on the record.) Q Are you planning to put out a Middle East plan next week at some point? THE PRESIDENT: Well, we have both — you know, both candidates are coming. Q Right. THE PRESIDENT: I’ve always said I’d love to be able to do that deal. They say that’s the hardest of all deals. I love doing...
  • New York Times Endorsement Of Warren And Klobuchar Reeks Of Ignorant Pomposity

    01/22/2020 10:49:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist, ^ | January 22, 2020 | Sumantra Maitras
    The entire endorsement is a play for the 'we’re all winners' generation. To prioritize one candidate would require courage, which cannot be expected from the newspaper that pushes the ahistorical '1619 Project' for clicks. “Senator Warren is a gifted storyteller,” or so the New York Times would have us believe in what could be termed as one of the strangest pieces of political pamphleteering in modern Western history. The entire endorsement, if one can call it that, is a play for the “we’re all winners” generation. It is like the new fashion in literature prizes, where everyone is a winner...
  • Identity of new ISIS leader surfaces

    01/20/2020 11:47:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/20
    The new leader of the Islamic State terror movement has been confirmed as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al-Mawli Al-Salbi, according to officials from two intelligence services who were cited on Monday by Britain's Guardian newspaper. Al-Salbi is one of the terror group’s founding members and has led the enslavement of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, among other ISIS operations around the globe. The Guardian has learned that Al-Salbi was named leader, hours after the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in October....
  • US military families receiving 'menacing' messages: 'Leave the Middle East. Go back to your country'

    01/15/2020 11:05:50 PM PST · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15 2020 | Brie Stimson
    Relatives of U.S. paratroopers deployed to Kuwait earlier this month, amid heightening tensions with Iran, have been receiving “menacing” messages on social media, prompting an alert this week from the U.S. Army to family members of service members, according to reports. The 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, N.C., reminded family members to limit who is able to see social media posts after some received pro-Iranian messages that in one message warned them to “Go back to your country," according to The Military Times. “Families have reported instances where they have received unsolicited contact with some menacing messaging,” Lt....
  • And the Fastest-growing church in the world is in...IRAN?

    01/12/2020 1:14:18 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Fall 2019 | Mark Ellis
    “The fastest-growing church in the world has taken root in one of the most unexpected and radicalized nations on earth,” according to “Sheep Among Wolves,” the outstanding two-hour documentary about the revival that has taken place inside Iran. “The Iranian awakening is a rapidly reproducing discipleship movement that owns no property or buildings, has no central leadership, and is predominantly led by women.” The documentary was produced by Frontier Alliance International (FAI), which supports disciple-making teams targeting the “unreached” and “unengaged” within the 10/40 Window. “What if I told you Islam is dead?” one unidentified Iranian church leader says on...
  • To The Liberal Media’s Dismay, There Will Be No Disastrous War With Iran

    01/09/2020 8:32:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 9, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    Only a mainstream media thatÂ’s been blinded by hatred of Trump could be this disappointed their predictions of all-out war with Iran havenÂ’t come true. The last few days have been an ongoing spectacle of media bias and incompetence in the coverage of the Qassem Suleimani strike and its fallout.Mainstream outlets, suffering mightily from Trump derangement syndrome, practically rooted for a wider conflict with Iran in the hopes it might damage Trump, then evinced genuine disappointment when Iran backed down after half-heartedly lobbing a few short-range ballistic missiles in the direction of U.S. troops stationed in Iraq, which inflicted...