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  • Turkey claims it is under “blockade” in Mediterranean standoff

    08/12/2020 4:34:19 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    jpost ^ | 8/12/2020 | Seth Frantzman
    Turkey claims it is “breaking a blockade” by sending naval ships under the guise of a research mission to the Mediterranean. For a country that is a member of NATO – and which has sent drones to Libya, is busy bombing northern Iraq and occupies part of northern Syria – Turkey’s narrative that it is under “blockade” is a novel approach to fan its latest maneuvers in the Mediterranean. Never in history has Turkey been less under blockade than it is today, yet it has manufactured a crisis with Greece to lay claim to areas of the Mediterranean, asserting it...
  • The Term 'Annexation of Land' in Judea and Samaria by Israel is a Myth

    08/11/2020 5:22:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Aug 11, 2020 | Dr. Schmuel Katz
    The Jewish people have the absolute historic legal right to this disputed land. I know that there is a lot of information available to the observers of the historical perspectives, and as I am sure that many of you know, much of it is based on disinformation and on outright lies. Therefore, in order to be able to promote honorable causes it is important to clarify the facts.   Before addressing a few issues specifically, I would like to make some very important clarifying points:   1.     The state of Israel is one of the strongest and most reliable allies of...
  • Russia moves to secure its investment in Libya

    08/04/2020 5:43:29 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    jpost ^ | 8/3/2020 | Judah Waxelbaum
    In a move that illustrates new levels of boldness, Russian fighters have seized one of the largest oil fields in Libya. The Es Sider oil field was one of the main economic pipelines for the Government of National Accord. Over the last seven months, the Libyan National Army (LNA) has held a stranglehold on oil exports. The LNA, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has struggled militarily as of late, suffering defeat after defeat since June. Now the LNA is looking to negotiate using the oil fields for leverage, effectively keeping the economy hostage. Libyan oil exports have been reduced...
  • As rumours swirl of Yemenis fighting in Libya, mercenaries enlist to join the war

    08/02/2020 11:02:03 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 31 July 2020 | MEE correspondent in Sanaa
    The Popular Resistance is a militia linked to Yemen's Islah party, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate that has good relations with both Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Turkey. Part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement, the party and the militia have enemies within the alliance battling on behalf of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi's government - particularly groups allied with the United Arab Emirates, which is a major backer of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar. Recent reports by anti-Islah media in Yemen have accused the party of sending Yemenis to Turkey under the guise of receiving medical treatment,...
  • UAE official tells Turkey to stop meddling in Arab affairs over Libya

    08/01/2020 8:07:16 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    arabnews.com ^ | 8/1/2020 | staff
    DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs said on Saturday that Turkey should stop interfering in Arab affairs, criticizing comments on Libya made by Turkey’s defense minister. Turkish media had reported the Turkish minister making remarks critical of the UAE’s actions over Libya. The UAE, alongside Egypt and Russia, backs eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar, whose fighters have been battling the forces of the internationally recognized government in Tripoli. Turkey has stepped up support for the Tripoli government. “Relations are not managed by threats and there is no place for colonialist delusions in this day and...
  • Major Development: Jordan bans the radical Islamist “Muslim Brotherhood”.......

    08/01/2020 6:12:52 AM PDT · by caww · 23 replies
    Epicenter ^ | 7/31/2020 | JOEL ROSENBERG
    (Washington, D.C.) — The extremist and often violent global movement known as the Muslim Brotherhood has been dealt a severe blow as five judges in a top court in the Kingdom of Jordan decreed the organization illegal. The Brotherhood is now being dissolved and will not be permitted to compete in Jordan’s upcoming November 10th parliamentary elections that were just announced. A growing number of Arab countries Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have banned the radical organization and branded them as terrorists......Turkey and Qatar, by contrast, actively support the Brotherhood, both financially and politically. Senior Jordanian...
  • Israel’s ‘Stability’ Strategy Strengthens Terrorists

    07/30/2020 7:29:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jul 30, 2020 | Caroline Glick
    No Israeli interest is served by propping up bad actors. Since the 1990s, the dominant view in Israel’s national security community has been that Israel’s top priority in relation to the Palestinians is to maintain the stability of their leadership. This is the case in relation to both the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria and the Hamas regime in Gaza. The rationale behind this view is that despite their hostility, if the regimes lose control things will be worse for Israel, which will have to take over, at great cost in lives and international stature. In other words,...
  • War Looms In The Mediterranean And Threatens To Entangle The Great Powers

    07/29/2020 7:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 29, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    America and the United Kingdom would be wise to let Egypt, France, and Greece take the lead in balancing a dangerous and resurgent Turkey. With Americans focused on the anarchy in Democrat-led cities, a cryptic tweet from French President Emmanuel Macron on July 20 went out relatively unnoticed. Macron tweeted he had a great discussion with “his friend” Donald Trump about Libya.Within hours, the Egyptian parliament declared they had voted unanimous support for Egyptian President Al-Sisi to send in Egyptian troops and armor in support of battered Eastern Libyan forces on their back foot due to Turkish intervention. Anyone keeping...
  • After woman’s brutal killing by her father, Jordan asks at what price ‘honor’?

    07/28/2020 1:43:15 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 28, 2020 | Nabih Bulos
    Ahlam dashed out screaming into the street, her father close behind. Bleeding from her neck, she begged her mother, the neighbors, anyone, to intervene. That was when her father picked up a cement block and smashed his 40-year-old daughter’s skull in. Then he sat down next to her body with a cigarette in one hand and a cup of tea in the other *** The brutal public slaying July 17 in a suburb near Jordan’s capital, Amman, was the latest in a string of so-called “honor killings” to hit the Middle Eastern kingdom. It might have gone unnoticed, like so...
  • Turkey's Erdogan says Egypt's actions in Libya are 'illegal'

    07/21/2020 5:38:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 17 Jul 2020 | news agencies
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for supporting forces based in eastern Libya, after Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met Libyan tribesmen who urged Cairo to intervene in the war. Turkey has been providing military aid to the United Nations-recognised government in the Libya conflict, while Egypt, the UAE and Russia have backed its foes in a rival administration based in the east. Recent weeks have seen dramatic military advances by the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), which drove back forces of the eastern renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar who had...
  • Egyptian Military Convenes to Discuss Invading Libya in Potential Showdown with Turkey

    07/20/2020 9:03:13 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 31 replies
    BIN ^ | 7/20/2020 | David Sidman
    The Egyptian parliament will meet on Monday to discuss President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s decision to send ground troops into Libya reports Aawsat. The president, who is also the military’s chief of staff, still needs the approval of two-thirds of Cairo’s lawmakers as well as a recommendation from the national defense council before deploying military forces into combat missions on foreign soil. Sisi led a meeting on Sunday for the council to discuss the developments taking place in Libya as part of Egyptian efforts to “maintain the current frontlines” and prevent either side from breaching those red lines. The stated objective...
  • The 1967 Six-Day War (What really happened)

    04/06/2003 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Asher · 26 replies · 1,095+ views
    us-israel.org ^ | Mitchell Bard
    The 1967 Six-Day War by Mitchell Bard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Israel consistently expressed a desire to negotiate with its neighbors. In an address to the UN General Assembly on October 10, 1960, Foreign Minister Golda Meir challenged Arab leaders to meet with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to negotiate a peace settlement. Nasser answered on October 15, saying that Israel was trying to deceive world opinion, and reiterating that his country would never recognize the Jewish State.(1) The Arabs were equally adamant in their refusal to negotiate a separate settlement for the refugees. As Nasser told the United Arab Republic National Assembly March...
  • Racism in Arab terror: Aug.2002 Meron Junction massacre - classic proof

    07/19/2020 10:30:10 AM PDT · by Marinario · 16 replies
    Militant Arab terror is racismWhether terror attacks were/are linked and/or supported by Palestinian Authority,  Hamas official government in Gaza, Islamic Jihad, etc.One can never detach racism from Arab terror in Israel, especially, as long as Israeli victims of Arab terrorism (shootings, bombing, stabbing, car rammings, rocks into car windows), and even potential civilian victims of massive foiled constant attacks, are not any way near 20% Arab, the equivalent of its population percentage in Israel. (Fully represented in Israeli official positions, including in its parliament - Knesset).Moreover, Arab terrorists specifically go out of their way to target Jewish areas.Also, bombers, shooters...
  • Former Iranian Hostage Slams Biden for Abandoning Him in Tehran

    07/16/2020 12:46:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 15, 2020 | Adam Kredo
    A former Iranian hostage who was tortured by the oppressive regime slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for abandoning him and other detainees while the Obama administration pursued the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran. Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese national who was detained in Iran from 2015 to 2019 on charges he spied for the United States, lashed out on Tuesday at Biden after the former vice president accused President Donald Trump of treating Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as his "favorite dictator." "With all due respect Mr. Biden, I don't think you are well-positioned to comment on this subject," Zakka...
  • Israeli research center finds 28 new Hezbollah missile launch sites

    07/13/2020 9:04:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | JULY 13, 2020 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    ALMA says the never-before-published sites are deep in the heart of residential areas in Beirut, next to hospitals, KFC restaurants, schools and more There are at least 28 missile launching sites belonging to Hezbollah in civilian areas in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, a new report by ALMA Research and Education Center has found. The report found that the never-before-published sites concentrated mainly in Hezbollah-dominated areas of Beirut are related to the launch, storage, and production of the group’s Fateh 110/M600 medium-range missiles and are “the same as those subject to the Hezbollah missile precision-guided missile project (PGM’s).” “The world...
  • New method solves old mystery: Hafnium isotopes clinch origin of high-quality Roman glass

    07/11/2020 3:58:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | July 9, 2020 | Aarhus University
    An international team of researchers have found a way to determine the origin of colourless glass from the Roman period. Using isotopes of the rare element hafnium, they confirm that the prestigious 'Alexandrian' glass was indeed made in Egypt... The Roman glass industry was prolific, producing wares for drinking and dining, window panes and coloured glass 'stones' for wall mosaics. One of its outstanding achievements was the production of large quantities of a colourless and clear glass, which was particularly favoured for high-quality cut drinking vessels. The fourth-century Price Edict of the emperor Diocletian refers to colourless glass as 'Alexandrian',...
  • How could Iran retaliate for Natanz explosion? - analysis

    07/07/2020 4:35:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 7, 2020 | Seth J. Frantzman
    [Tehran] is in a difficult position because it labeled the explosion an accident, but it is now facing a deluge of foreign media reports seeking to conclude that the explosion was perpetrated by a state or group. This is what Iran's regime is reading: Major media from The New York Times to The Washington Post and local media such as Kuwait's Al-Jarida have all sought to assert that Israel was involved in the mysterious July 2 explosion at a warehouse in the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility... [t]hat could set back the program for months or a year. Iran, however, is...
  • Watch: Pro-Palestinian BLM Rallies in U.S. Call for ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’

    07/06/2020 1:39:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 06 2020 | DEBORAH DANAN
    At pro-Palestinian Black Lives Matter rallies in New York and Washington, chants were heard calling for “Death to Israel,” “Death to America” and “From Gaza to Minnesota, globalize the Intifada!” Several hundred protesters attended the July 1 demonstration in Brooklyn dubbed as a “Day of Rage” event, set to coincide with the earliest date Israel could begin its plans to apply Israeli law over parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Speakers issued inflammatory rallying cries that ran the gamut from anti-Semitic and anti-American to just plain absurd. One pro-North Korea activist called for the end of the...
  • Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu Is a Peacemaker—and Don't Think the Left Will Mention It

    06/29/2020 8:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/29/2019 | P. David Hornik
    In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, released by Oman News Agency, Oman's Sultan Qaboos, left, receives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Muscat, Oman. (Oman News Agency via AP, File) The “last decade,” notes James Sinkinson in a perceptive article, has seen a “sea change” in Israel’s ties with “key Arab states.” And that last decade is also the one in which Benjamin Netanyahu (again, after a stint in the 1990s) has been Israel’s prime minister — specifically since March 2009.True, conditions for enhanced Arab-Israeli ties have been propitious — particularly the behavior of regional bully Iran, a...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 6/21/2020

    06/21/2020 9:58:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/21/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Seasonal workers mostly from Mexico and Southern California are in quarantine in a Los Angeles hotel after three of them tested positive for the coronavirus. They were hired to work at the Red Salmon Cannery in Nanek, Alaska. They are not being paid and a lawsuit on their behalf has been filed.... In the Netherlands today dozens of protesters arrested in The Hague as thousands rallied against coronavirus restrictions.... The Libyan Government of National Accordd saying that Egyptian President Sisi's command for military forces to be ready for action outside the country amounts to a "declaration of war" against it........