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  • Tunisian city to honor local Jews

    09/15/2018 10:40:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/18
    The Tunisian city of Sousse has decided to name four streets for local prominent Jews, JTA reported Friday. According to the report, the municipality will recognize Claude Sitbon, a lawyer; Daniel Uzan, a physician; Yvonne Bessis, a midwife; and the Ghouila-Houri and Ichoua families of city developers. The streets are located in a new neighborhood of villas in the city’s north. Sousse, a coastal resort city which is a popular vacation destination for Westerners, was attacked by Islamist terrorists in 2015. A gunman killed 38 tourists, mostly from Britain, in the attack that was claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS)....
  • After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger

    09/03/2018 4:24:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/2/18 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt
    The Pentagon is considering withdrawing nearly all American commandos from Niger in the wake of a deadly October ambush that killed four United States soldiers. Three Defense Department officials said the plans, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, would also close military outposts in Tunisia, Cameroon, Libya and Kenya, as well as seven of the eight American elite counterterrorism units operating in Africa. The shift in forces is part of the Pentagon’s defense strategy to focus on threats from China and Russia. But they represent a more severe cut of Special Operations forces in Africa than initially expected, leaving...
  • ISRAEL’S LONG ARM REACHES PEDDLER OF DEATH: A clear and present danger is eliminated.

    08/17/2018 6:52:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/16/2018 | Ari Lieberman
    The spasm of Hamas-provoked violence that gripped the Gaza Strip and parts of southern Israel last week has temporarily halted for the time being. According to credible reports, Israel informed Cairo that it would begin targeting Hamas leaders and commanders if Hamas failed to rein in its assorted thugs and gangsters. Hamas heeded the call, and for good reason. Over the years, Israel’s various security branches have developed a penchant for liquidating dangerous enemies who seek to inflict harm on the Jewish State. Hamas is keenly aware of this fact having recently lost two of its operatives – Mohammad Zawari and Fadi...
  • Corbyn urged to step down amid latest controversy [wreath at graves of Munich Olympics terrorists]

    08/12/2018 3:52:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 08/13/18 00:07 | Elad Benari
    British Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Sunday suggested that Jeremy Corbyn should quit as Labour leader following controversy over his visit to a cemetery in Tunisia containing memorials to Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorists, the Daily Mail reports. Questions were raised over Corbyn’s 2014 trip after the Daily Mail published pictures of the Labour leader holding a wreath near the graves of some of those terrorists who were responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Labour said that Corbyn had already made clear he was paying his respects to the victims of a 1985 Israeli...
  • Facebook Post Sparks Violence in Egypt: Copts Suffer

    08/05/2018 4:14:57 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 5 Aug, 2018 | Dr. Ashraf Ramelah
    In Arab-Muslim countries limited-free speech is the norm, due to political and religious constraints. Tunisia and Morocco are not as severe as others. Middle Eastern governments often speak highly of liberty and democracy, especially when addressing the West. However, in reality, these regimes are totalitarian and dictatorial. Islamic religious doctrine governs the state to a lesser or greater degree. The Quran and the Sharia forbid freedoms that are taken for granted in the West. Islam is a hyper-sensitive ideology with severe ramifications built into its doctrine. The world knows this, and our way to respond to it should be made...
  • Cologne police arrest Tunisian man on suspicion of possessing toxic substance

    06/13/2018 2:55:59 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 17 replies
    The Local.de ^ | 13 June 2018 | Staff
    German police have arrested a Tunisian man after discovering "toxic substances" at his flat in Cologne, officials said Wednesday, with prosecutors not ruling out a possible terror motive. The man and his wife, whose nationality was not released, were detained late Tuesday night after officers raided their flat and came across "unknown substances" that are now being analysed by specialists, Cologne police said in a statement.
  • Hamas Engineer 'Negotiated Arms Deals With North Korea, Assassinated by Mossad' in Malaysia

    04/26/2018 3:13:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 26.04.2018
    Hamas Engineer 'Negotiated Arms Deals With North Korea, Assassinated by Mossad' in Malaysia Report in The New York Times cites intelligence officials saying Batsh was killed as part of Mossad attempt to stop Hamas operations overseas, reveals ties to North Korea Haaretz | 26.04.2018 09:19 Updated: 12:26 PM Fadi al-Batsh, the Hamas engineer gunned down in Malaysia last week, was reportedly involved in talks with North Korea on arms intended for Gaza, The New York Times reported Thursday. To really understand the Middle East - subscribe to Haaretz According to the report, Batsh was killed as part of an alleged operation by...
  • The Cold War's Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today's Middle East

    04/10/2018 9:03:25 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Claire Berlinsky
    The dominant narrative of modern Middle East history emphasizes European colonization and accepts as a truism that the former colonial powers prioritized the protection of their material interests—in oil, above all—above the dignity and self-determination of the region’s inhabitants. --Thus did botched decolonization result in endless instability...Thus did the region become a breeding ground for radicalism, intensified by Cold War rivalry between the superpowers, who replaced the European colonizers as the region’s meddling overlords...Then came Mikhail Gorbachev—a Westernizing reformer. At last, the Cold War was over. A new world order was at hand. What if this conventional wisdom is nonsense?...
  • Man with hotel room overlooking Women’s March caught with ‘tricked out’ assault rifle...

    03/12/2018 8:26:28 PM PDT · by semaj · 146 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 12, 2018 | Jared GIlmour
    ...Alaklouk — a Saudi citizen and native of Tunisia — had no gun permit, an expired Indiana driver’s license and had been living in Indiana illegally on a terminated student visa since September 2017, according to the criminal complaint. He’s now facing federal charges for possessing a gun while living in the country illegally. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in federal prison.... Realizing his room overlooked the march, the hotel asked police to remove Alaklouk. Indianapolis police had Alaklouk and two unidentified men leave the room, according to the criminal complaint, and then authorities monitored Alaklouk...
  • Sunken History

    03/05/2018 8:38:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    DocuWiki ^ | 16 August 2016 | Added by Harry65
    History Documentary hosted by Ewan Bailey, published by History Channel in 2012 - English narration The shipwreck of Mahdia was found by Greek sponge fishermen off the coast of Tunisia in June 1907. The shipwreck near the modern town of Mahdia is dated about the 80s BC, or even later. In a series of underwater campaigns a large number of items were recovered and placed on display at the Musée National du Bardo, Tunis. The greater parts of the sculptures were salvaged between 1907 and 1913 by French archaeologist Alfred Merlin, at that time Director of Antiquities in the Protectorate...
  • Lebanese Journalist: 100 Years After Balfour Declaration, Arabs Have Failed, Israel Has Excelled

    02/22/2018 3:58:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2*21*18 | Karam Al-Hilu
    In a Nov. 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, published in the London-based daily Al-Hayat, Lebanese journalist Karam Al-Hilu compared the meager accomplishments of the Arab world in the past century with those of the rest of the countries, particularly Israel. He noted that Israel’s supremacy in the areas of science, economy, society and politics is the source of its strength, as well as the source of Arab failure in confronting it. The following are excerpts from his article:[1] “A century after the Balfour Declaration . . . the Arabs have not managed to build...
  • Secrets of the Roman Empire's ancient and 'luxurious' harbour of Corinth

    12/15/2017 7:55:41 AM PST · by mairdie · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 December 2017 | Harry Pettit
    The secrets of the Roman Empire's ancient and 'luxurious' harbour of Corinth have been revealed in a series of new underwater excavations. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of 'large-scale engineering' at the port of Lechaion, which was mostly destroyed in the 6th or early 7th century AD by a massive earthquake. Wooden foundations preserved so well they look new have been found at the site, as well as a host of Roman artefacts including fishing lines and hooks, wooden pulleys and ceramics imported from Tunisia and Turkey. These discoveries are helping researchers understand the infrastructure and layout of an ancient port...
  • Switzerland expels French-Tunisian man over terror fears

    12/16/2017 9:21:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 16 December 2017 17:30 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Swiss police said on Saturday they had expelled a person facing criminal charges in Switzerland for suspected links to a terrorist group, over fears he poses a threat to national security. […] According to Swiss media, the man is a French-Tunisian national in his 40s who was working as a taxi driver when he was arrested in Geneva last June. He had reportedly attempted to travel to Syria with his family and also helped recruit others to join the jihadists there. He was released from Swiss detention last Wednesday and has since been sent back to France, where he is...
  • The Jews driven out of homes in Arab lands

    11/28/2017 5:33:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Chronicle ^ | 11-26-17 | Tom Gross
    The removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored, says Tom Gross It is not surprising, given the sheer scale of the Holocaust and its sadism, that it has dominated contemporary discourse among Jews and others. But, while the extermination of European Jews has rightfully (though belatedly) generated a great deal of study and research, the removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored. This ignorance extends to policy-makers at the highest level. Some journalists and politicians I have spoken to have expressed surprise when I even mentioned that Jews...
  • Who was that man over Senator Blumenthal’s left shoulder?

    10/07/2015 12:37:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Update: Who was that man over Senator Blumenthal’s left shoulder? Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 7, 2015 Yesterday we told you that Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is leading the charge to lessen the security screening for Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees and he wants to expand the so-called P-3 (fraud ridden!) family reunification program. See yesterday’s post by clicking here. That is CAIR-Connecticut’s Executive Director behind Senator Blumenthal. Getting pretty brazen aren’t they, or is Blumenthal just pretty dense to invite CAIR to be so prominently involved in lessening security screening for refugees? Now we know the answer...
  • Bans Spread for Wonder Woman Over Israeli Star Gal Gadot

    07/03/2017 3:58:00 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jul 2017 | Simon Kent
    Qatar has joined Lebanon and Tunisia to become the latest state to ban the screening of the hit movie Wonder Woman starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot. As Breitbart Jerusalem reported, Gadot, who served in the IDF during the 2006 Lebanon war, has come under fire for her open support of Israel, in particular for a tweet during 2014’s conflict with Gaza in which she prayed for the safety of Israel’s citizens. Now Doha News reports the presence of the Israeli star in the blockbuster is enough for authorities in Qatar to ban the screening. Wonder Woman was initially scheduled...
  • Danish woman is deported from Belgium to Tunisia because she refused to take off her niqab at...

    09/18/2017 12:37:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Sept, 18, 2017 | Harvey Day For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Danish woman is deported from Belgium to Tunisia because she refused to take off her niqab at Brussels Airport A Danish woman has been deported from Belgium to Tunisia because she refused to take off her niqab at Brussels Airport. Theo Francken, the Belgian State Secretary for Asylum and Migration, said the unidentified traveller was sent back to Tunisia on Friday because police could not identify her. He said on Twitter: 'A Danish citizen coming from Tunis refused to take off her niqab at our border. Police could not identify her. She was sent back to Tunis.'
  • Danish woman deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove niqab at Belgian airport

    09/17/2017 3:37:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    A Danish Muslim woman has been deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove her religious veil while going through security at Brussels Airport, BelgiumÂ’s State Secretary for Asylum and Migration has said. The woman landed at Brussels Zaventem Airport on Wednesday on a flight from Tunis, Tunisia. Theo Francken âś” @FranckenTheo A Danish citizen coming from Tunis refused to take off her niqaab at our border. Police could not identify her. She was sent back to Tunis. 1:53 AM - Sep 16, 2017In a post on Facebook, immigration minister Theo Francken said that the woman had refused to show her...
  • A BDS Lesson from Tunisia

    07/18/2017 11:07:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 7-17-17 | Ben Cohen
    JNS.org – To get a sense of what really lies beneath the campaign to boycott Israel — which is about much more than just boycotting Israel — it can be helpful to see how this issue is presented in the Arab world, and how it plays out there. The prestigious international culture festival in Carthage, Tunisia, opened July 13 under the shadow of a call to boycott one of the performers: Michel Boujenah, a French-Jewish actor and a proud son of Tunisia, the land of his birth. Boujenah is not an Israeli citizen, nor does he live in Israel. But...
  • British DJ sentenced to jail in Tunisia over dance remix of the Muslim call to prayer

    04/09/2017 6:44:59 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 7 April 2017 | Helena Horton
    A British DJ has been sentenced to a year in jail by Tunisia for remixing a Muslim call to prayer. Dax J, who was born in London, was charged with public indecency and offending public morality. However, he had already fled the country and issued an apology before the court case. ... Dax J offered his “sincere apologies to anyone who may have been offended by music that I played at Orbit Festival in Tunisia on Friday,” but deleted his Facebook page after allegedly receiving death threats. "It was never my intention to upset or cause offence to anybody," he...