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  • Al-Shabaab: Kenya attack because of Jerusalem recognition

    01/16/2019 2:49:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/19 | Elad Benari
    The Al-Shabaab terrorist group said on Wednesday it carried out the deadly attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex in retaliation for US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December, AFP reported. The group said in a statement picked up by the SITE monitoring group that its fighters stormed the DusitD2 complex on instructions by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. "It is a response to the witless remarks of the US president, Donald Trump, and his declaration of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel," said Al-Shabaab. The assault with guns and explosives claimed the lives...
  • Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN

    01/15/2019 8:51:17 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 22 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Adam Rasgon
    Taking charge of Group of 77, which encompasses 134 developing countries, Abbas slams Israel’s ‘occupation of the state of Palestine,’ condemns ‘terrorism in all its forms’ Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of “the State of Palestine” on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. In a speech at the UN headquarters, Abbas called the task of leading the Group of 77 “a great responsibility.” "I...
  • ‘Unprecedented’ decline in number of American Jews on ‘Birthright’ trips to Israel

    01/09/2019 12:52:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | December 2018
    There has been a sharp decline in the number of American Jews participating in the “Birthright” trips to Israel this winter, reported Haaretz, describing “a downturn of this magnitude, unrelated to the security situation” as “unprecedented”. Since its establishment in 1999, the Birthright organisation has brought some 500,000 young Jews from around the world on free trips to Israel. According to the paper, citing some of Birthright’s key trip providers, the drop ranges from 20 per cent to 50 per cent – depending on the provider – in comparison with the last winter season (which extends from December through March)....
  • Rashida Tlaib removes Israel from the map in her congressional office

    01/09/2019 12:30:08 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 43 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | Jan 7. 2019
    Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian congresswoman, made a change to the map of her congressional office in Washington, DC, replacing Israel with Palestine. After Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan, swore in front of Congress last Thursday, a BuzzFeed reporter, who was touring the congresswoman’s new office, noticed a “slight change” on the map hung on the wall. One of the pictures posted by the reporter on Twitter revealed that someone, perhaps not Tlaib herself, placed a sticker, with the word Palestine on it, near the location of Israel on the map and accompanied it by an arrow directed to the...
  • Jared Kushner Announces Middle East Peace Deal in Next Couple of Months...

    12/10/2018 9:21:06 PM PST · by bitt · 74 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/10/2018 | Jim Hoft
    White House Senior Adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner joined Sean Hannity on Monday night for a rare public interview. Kushner has been instrumental in the USMCA trade talks, the peace talks with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia and criminal-justice reform. On Monday Kushner pushed the White House sentencing reform bill. Jared also commented on the Middle East peace talks and the conflicts due to the Khashoggi murder in Istanbul. Jared said his Middle East peace plan will be released in next couple of months.
  • Palestine: Is Russia full-on supporting Hamas?

    12/04/2018 12:51:39 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Al-Monitor Palestine ^ | Nov 2018 | Adnan Abu Amer
    Russian Ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov told the Times of Israel on Nov. 9 that Russia does not view Hamas a terrorist group, but consider it part of Palestinian society. “We are keeping contacts with Hamas,” he added, saying the group “is a legitimate political force in Palestine.” Viktorov said labeling Hamas as a terrorist group undermines the political process, suggesting that the movement “should be involved in a possible political solution.” He further said that Israel should engage with Hamas. These statements are important for two reasons. First, the Russian ambassador is in Tel Aviv and represents the policy...
  • Israel-Bashing Day at the United Nations

    11/30/2018 4:38:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press | 11/30/18 | Joseph Klein
    United Nations "International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People" Beginning in 1977, the United Nations has observed the “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People” every year on November 29th. This is the date in 1947 when the UN General Assembly approved its partition resolution envisaging the establishment of two states – an independent state of Palestine and an independent Jewish state of Israel. The Palestinians and their surrounding Arab neighbors rejected the original two-state solution with their usual response - violence. The creators of the Jewish state were willing to accept the compromise. Israel subsequently offered the...
  • Airbnb to take rentals in Israeli West Bank settlements off website

    11/19/2018 7:54:36 PM PST · by Galatians328 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mon 19 Nov 2018 18.56 GMT | Oliver Holmes
    Airbnb has said it will remove from its website all properties in Israeli settlements built on the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, after years of accusations that the company was benefitting from rentals in the illegal outposts.
  • Teleios Research Evaluates Opinions About the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    11/13/2018 8:08:17 AM PST · by Teleios Research · 4 replies
    PRLOG ^ | November 13, 2018 | William C. Stewart
    Teleios Research recently surveyed adolescents and millennials regarding opinions about the Israel-Palestine conflict. The survey was promoted on the Christian Instagram accounts, Instapray and Godsholyscriptures as well as a secular site, Mindsetofgreatness. Of the 146 participants the majority were: male (52%), <35 years old (74%), from the United States (34%), and evangelical (58%). Politically, evangelical Christians believe Israel is a democracy and all groups are treated fairly (28%); whereas non-evangelicals perceive Palestinians living in Israel are repressed (28%; P=0.002). Evangelicals generally support Israel regarding political and human rights issues (74%) compared to non-evangelicals (46%); while non-evangelicals support the Palestinian Authority...
  • Palestinians slam 'provocative' Brazil plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

    11/06/2018 8:38:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 11/03/2018
    RAMALLAH (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) - A senior Palestinian official on Friday condemned Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's announcement that he would move his country's Israel embassy to Jerusalem. "These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilise security and stability in the region," Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee, told AFP. The United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, sparking fury among Palestinians, who consider the Israeli-annexed eastern part of the city the capital of their future state. "It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance...
  • Torture in Palestinian jails ‘systematic’

    10/24/2018 3:00:02 AM PDT · by piasa · 1 replies
    AFP vi Arab News ^ | October 23, 2018
    ...The rival authorities of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas both used threats, arbitrary arrests and violent abuse against detainees, said the New York-based group. The report is likely to put pressure on governments that fund the PA’s forces, including the United States, which has maintained security funding despite cutting aid to the Palestinians. Omar Shakir, HRW’s Israel-Palestine director, said the actions by both sides amounted to potential war crimes that could be prosecuted in the International Criminal Court. “Both the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas authorities in Gaza are systematically, arbitrarily detaining critics and torturing those in...
  • Duncan Hunter Demands Ammar Campa-Najjar Return Palestinian Ambassador’s Donation

    10/13/2018 5:30:14 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/12/2018 | Joel B. Pollack
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) demanded Thursday that his Democratic opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, return a $250.00 donation he received last year from Palestinian ambassador Feda Abdelhady Nasser, Deputy Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine [sic] to the United Nations. Breitbart News reported the unusual donation on Wednesday from Abdelhady Nasser, the second-ranking Palestinian diplomat at the U.N. Ambassador Abdelhady is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants to the U.S. “A campaign contribution from a representative of a state which sponsors attacks on Israel’s citizens is troubling to Americans,” Hunter said in a press release. “Why is Palestine supporting the election of...
  • Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton, says 'so-called state of Palestine," uses air quotes

    10/04/2018 12:18:46 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 17 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/3/18 | Jason Lemon
    President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, referred to “the so-called state of Palestine” while discussing the Middle East on Wednesday. Pressed to clarify his comments, Bolton said: “It’s accurate. It’s not a state.” He then used air quotes when mentioning “Palestine” again. Unlike the U.S. and 56 other nations, 137 member states of the United Nations officially recognize the Palestinian territories as a sovereign state. In 1948, the U.S. was the first country to officially recognize the state of Israel. Last month, the Trump administration announced it would shutter the Palestinian mission in Washington, D.C., which Palestinian leaders...
  • Michigan Professor Refuses Letter of Recommendation for Student, who Wishes to Study in Israel

    09/20/2018 7:05:39 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/22/2018 | BBC
    A University of Michigan professor has come under fire for declining to provide a recommendation letter, citing his support for an Israel boycott.
  • Trump freezes PA's bank accounts [Palestinian Authority]

    09/16/2018 5:09:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    INN ^ | 09/17/18 00:07 | Elad Benari
    The United States is intensifying its pressure on the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Al-Jazeera network reported on Sunday evening that the US administration has decided to immediately close all bank accounts linked to the PA or the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in banks across the United States. The US is not confirming the report at the moment, but the State Department hinted last week after the closure of the PLO’s mission in Washington that there would be further steps against the Palestinian Arabs. Earlier on Sunday, the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen television reported that the US ordered the PLO envoy to the...
  • ONLY TRUMP COULD END PALESTINE - GREENFIELD

    09/13/2018 5:53:02 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | September 13, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Only Trump Could End Palestine A bad time for bad ideas. September 13, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. The Soviet Union had a perverse genius for convincing the United States to not only adopt its most destructive ideas, but to also become their chief sponsor under the delusion that it would somehow stop the destruction that its old Communist enemy had unleashed around the world. It's fitting that President Trump struck at two terrible red birds with one...
  • UN Sec Gen Calls for More Aid to Fight Israel [semi-satire]

    08/28/2018 9:44:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 August 2018 | John Semmens
    Lamenting that “those who oppose Israel are not as well-armed as the Jews,” United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres called for “increased spending to level the playing field. The Palestinian quest to annihilate Israel is severely hampered by the superior fighting ability of the Israeli Defense Forces. Israel has sophisticated weapons, well-trained troops and pilots, and a sense of desperation that gives them no alternative but to courageously fight for survival. This puts their enemies at an unfair disadvantage.” “The $5 billion in US aid to the Palestinians over the past decade has been insufficient to give these oppressed people a...
  • North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking Senior U.S. Government Officials

    01/06/2017 3:41:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    FBI ^ | January 6, 2017
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Justin G. Liverman, 24, of Morehead City, North Carolina, pleaded guilty today for his role in a harassment scheme that targeted senior U.S. government officials. Liverman’s plea admits guilt to a conspiracy to commit unauthorized computer intrusions, identity theft, and telephone harassment. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, beginning in November 2015, Liverman conspired to attempt to intimidate and harass U.S. officials and their families by gaining unauthorized access to victims’ online accounts, among other things. For example, Liverman publicly posted online documents and personal information unlawfully obtained from a victim’s personal...
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers Five More Clinton Emails Containing Classified Material on Her Unsecure

    08/16/2018 6:54:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018
    Judicial Watch today released two batches, 184 pages and 45 pages, of newly uncovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system. Five emails contain classified information. Judicial Watch obtained the documents in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed on May 6, 2015, after the State Department failed to respond to a March 4, 2015 FOIA request .. seeking: All emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her official capacity as Secretary of State, as well as all emails...
  • Candidate Arrested After Exposing Opponent’s Ties To Terrorist Group

    08/11/2018 6:52:38 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    Central Florida Post ^ | August 7, 2018 | Jacob Engels
    Gulf War veteran Chris Crowley turned himself in to authorities yesterday after a politically tainted warrant was issued for his arrest. By Jacob Engels South Florida is buzzing after State’s Attorney candidate Chris Crowley turned himself in on charges of running an illegal raffle during his campaign for the 20th judicial circuit . . .. The arrest comes just weeks after Crowley exposed his opponent for having deep family ties to the radical terrorist organization known as the Palestinian Liberation Organization or PLO. The PLO has murdered thousands of innocent civilians and is recognized as one of the most deadly...