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  • The Pointlessness of the Two-Phased Nuclear Deal

    03/05/2015 4:56:52 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 5, 2015 | Majid Rafizadeh
    The Pointlessness of the Two-Phased Nuclear DealPosted By Majid Rafizadeh On March 5, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments The deadline for the “first phase” of nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and the six world powers (known as the P5+1; the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China) is approaching.The prolonged negotiations appear to be making progress, according to Secretary of State John Kerry. In addition, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that both sides came to “a better understanding” at the negotiation.After the interim nuclear deal was reached in November 2013,...
  • What Are You Really Willing to Do to Stop Terrorists From Entering the U.S.?

    03/05/2015 4:55:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 5, 2015 | Michael Cutler
    What Are You Really Willing to Do to Stop Terrorists From Entering the U.S.?Posted By Michael Cutler On March 5, 2015 @ 12:49 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The question that serves as the title of my commentary today is the question every American, irrespective of political affiliation, must ask their elected senators and congressional representatives.For all too many of our leaders, while they claim that they would stop at nothing to protect America and Americans, the reality is far different. Despite their claims to the contrary, they will not do anything to truly secure our borders or...
  • Report: Irans Supreme Leader Hospitalized in Critical Condition

    03/04/2015 10:48:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    INN ^ | 3/5/2015, 7:27 AM | Ari Yashar
    Just in time for Purim, the Jewish holiday celebrating the redemption of the Jewish people from plots of genocide in ancient Persia, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition on Wednesday. According to Arab media reports cited by Israel Hayom, Khamenei was urgently brought to a hospital in Tehran after several of his bodily systems had already failed. The reports add that the 76-year-old supreme leader of the Islamic regime has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition. Recently it has been reported that he was suffering from prostate cancer which had spread to additional...
  • Iran Foreign Minister: We Believe We Are 'Very Close' to Nuke Deal

    03/04/2015 8:37:17 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    NBCNews ^ | March 04, 2015
    Iran Foreign Minister: We Believe We Are 'Very Close' to Nuke Deal GENEVA Iran has no intention of building a nuclear weapon, and the sooner the world recognizes that, the sooner there will be a deal aimed at curbing its nuclear capabilities in exchange for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told NBC News. "Iran is not about building nuclear weapons," Zarif said in an exclusive interview with Ann Curry Wednesday. "We don't want to build nuclear weapons, we don't believe nuclear weapons bring security to anybody, certainly not to us." Zarif said his...
  • White House to Netanyahu: You created the crisis, you fix it (Zero wants Israeli Ambassador fired)

    03/04/2015 6:09:56 PM PST · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 5, 2015 | 1:20 AM | By Barak Ravid
    Though the administration won't say so directly, U.S. officials hint replacing Ambassador Ron Dermer is key to mending ties. Senior U.S. officials made clear after the speech that the White House sees Netanyahu as the one who created the current crisis, and so if he is reelected, the responsibility for repairing the breach will be his. We are not the ones who created this crisis, said a senior administration official. President Obama has another two years in office and we wish to go back to a reality where you can work together despite the differences. The prime minister of Israel...
  • Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Discusses Netanyahu's Speech [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] (15 minutes)

    03/04/2015 6:00:23 PM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | K2 radio
    Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer called K2 Radio to discuss Netanyahu's recent speech with Brian Scott
  • Is Violence a Core Teaching in Islam?

    03/04/2015 5:30:32 PM PST · by LSUfan · 37 replies
    Understandingthethreat.com ^ | 20 January 15 | John Gunadolo
    If the recent events of the past 14 years have not brought clarity to understanding the core teachings of Islam are the sole reason the West is facing the warfare we are from so many different directions, then you may be incapable of reasonable and rational thought. Since two Muslims killed a dozen people at the media outlet Charlie Hebdo in France, Muslims all over the world are holding massive protests. For the victims? No. They are protesting their outrage over the cartoons. In a sane society, a group of people who barbarically brutalize decent society would not be able...
  • Red Crescent over Hollywood

    03/04/2015 4:31:34 PM PST · by LSUfan · 1 replies
    Religious Freedom Coalition ^ | 4 March 15 | Andrew Harrod, PhD.
    Americas Enemies Influence Entertainment We are primarily in a war of ideasbetween freedom and tyranny, declared attorney and anti-Islamism activist Deborah Weiss on February 24 before an audience of about 20 at Washington, DCs National Press Club. Focusing on Hollywoods media industry as a key agent for social change and information dominance, Weiss and other panelists examined the dangerous sociopolitical influences of Americas past and present Marxist and Muslim enemies. Cliff Kincaid, president of event host Americas Survival, Inc., opened the panel by discussing Hollywoods anti-American bent, often under leftist influences. This had a long tradition, historian Allan Ryskind later...
  • John Kerry: A Cossack in a Sukkeh

    03/04/2015 4:27:58 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 2, 2015 | Edward Alexander
    John Kerry generally enters into diplomacy concerning Israel like a bull in a china shop; or, shall we say, like a Cossack in a sukkeh. (That is a simile that would have been familiar to Kerrys Yiddish-speaking paternal grandparents, originally named Kohn.) It therefore came as no surprise when, in a nearly apopleptic outburst to a congressional committee on February 25, he assailed Benjamin Netanyahu for having the temerity to accept an invitation from the U. S. Congress to warn of the imminent danger of allowing Iran to acquire the capacity to develop and the ability to deliver nuclear weapons,...
  • Great News! Obamas Drawing a New Red Line With Iran!

    03/04/2015 7:29:39 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/04/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt: Great News! Obamas Drawing a New Red Line With Iran! We Can Relax Now! Fascinatingly, President Obama walks around completely unaware of how little credibility he has left with skeptics in both parties, with the American public, with our allies, or with our enemies. His latest assurance on his rapidly-forming deal with the Iranian regime: Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President...
  • Pope Francis seeks closer Iran ties: Vatican envoy

    11/05/2013 2:46:31 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 5 replies
    PressTV ^ | 11/03/2013 | N/A
    The Vaticans new Apostolic Nuncio to Iran says Pope Francis seeks closer bilateral relations between the Catholic government and the Islamic Republic.
  • State Dept tweets speech by Muslim cleric who blames Mideast unrest on world Zionism

    03/04/2015 7:23:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | March 4, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    The people at State who are responsible for this probably didnt see anything amiss. They probably believe much the same thing, even if they wouldnt state it in the same lurid terms: they likely think that if Israel would just go away, peace would prevail in the Middle East.
  • Netanyahu Speech Stirs Anti-Israel Hate On Twitter

    03/04/2015 5:02:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 4, 2015ar | Mary Chastain
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress about the dangers Israel will face if Iran is allowed to build nuclear weapons this morning. The majority of tweets on social media were positive, but many took the opportunity to call Netanyahu a terrorist and condemn the existence of Israel.
  • In U.S.-Israel dispute over Iran, Elie Wiesel emerges as unlikely protagonist

    03/04/2015 7:36:26 AM PST · by azkathy · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/03/15 | Juliet Eilperin
    In the U.S.-Israel dispute over Iran's nuclear program, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has emerged as an unlikely protagonist -- siding with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rather than President Obama. In his joint address to Congress, Netanyahu made a point of recognizing the 86-year old Wiesel, who sat in the Speaker's Box with the prime minister's wife, Sara. With us today is Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel." "Elie, your life and work inspires to give meaning to the words, 'never again,'" he added, as lawmakers gave Wiesel a standing ovation. "And I wish I...
  • Saudi Columnist: Netanyahu Is Right To Insist On Addressing Congress About Iran Deal

    03/04/2015 8:10:43 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 11 replies
    "I will conclude by saying the following: Since Obama is the godfather of the prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islam, [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.'s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad of Netanyahu's firm stance and [his decision] to speak against the nuclear agreement at the American Congress despite the Obama administration's anger and fury. I believe that Netanyahu's conduct will serve our...
  • Ex-Iranian hostages agree with Bibi: Tehran can't be truste

    03/03/2015 5:56:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    fox ^ | 3/3/15 | Cristina Corbin and Perry Chiaramonte
    They dealt with the Iranian regime first-hand more than three decades ago, when it was founded in an act of war against the U.S., and several survivors of the hostage crisis say the idea of the U.S. negotiating with an unrepentant Tehran makes their blood boil. For 444 days, the 52 Americans were held prisoner in the U.S. Embassy by the student revolutionaries that would help usher in the hard-line Islamic theocracy that remains in place today. Many of the hostage takers and guards held key roles in the Iranian government then and continue in important positions today. I think...
  • Netanyahu responds to Obama: We did indeed present practical alternative to Iran deal

    03/04/2015 2:28:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/4/15 | Herb Kenion
    ....pushing back against those saying that there was no tactical alternative in his speech, Netanyahu said that he did indeed present a practical alternative that would extend Iran's break out time by adding new restrictions. He also said that he presented a case for not lifting sanctions until the Iranians stop its hostile actions against neighboring countries and stop threatening to annihilate Israel. Netanyahu said that the responses he heard from both Republicans and Democrats were encouraging and that his impression was that they both understand why this is a bad deal. On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday...
  • Bibis grand slam: Boxing in Obama on Irans nukes

    03/04/2015 5:24:01 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | John Podhoretz
    On Tuesday, Bibi Netanyahu gave the speech of his life before a joint session of Congress and he has Barack Obama to thank for it. Yes, the very same Barack Obama who hates Bibi, the same Obama who was furious the speech was being given at all, walked the bases full for Netanyahu and served up the sucker pitch he hit for a grand slam. For six weeks, the president and his team have been letting it be known just how angry they are that the leader of the House of Representatives invited the Israeli prime minister to speak...
  • Bibi's Speech Is the Dems' Box Canyon

    03/04/2015 7:06:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Nancy Pelosi was near tears. After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress on Tuesday, the House minority leader sent out a press release informing the media, "I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister's speech -- saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States" and "saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran." Wags lampoon House Speaker John Boehner for getting teary-eyed too readily -- and rightly so. So why would the San Francisco Democrat outdo the GOP leader by announcing that she was getting all blubbery because she didn't...
  • Egypt's FM hits back at UN middle east envoy-Hamas will react to Egyptian aggression as to Israel

    03/04/2015 4:58:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    IMRA ^ | 3-4-15
    Egypt's FM hits back at UN middle east envoy in Gaza row Egyptian foreign ministry condemns statement made by UN middle east envoy Robert Serry over 'failed policies' Ahram Online , Tuesday 3 Mar 2015 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/124408/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-FM-hits-back-at-UN-middle-east-envoy-in-Gaz.aspx Egypts foreign ministry denounced on Tuesday a statement made by the United Nations' envoy to the Middle East Robert Serry concerning the ongoing crisis in Gaza; saying that he is blaming others for his failure to achieve his mission in the Gaza strip. The foreign ministry's statement condemned Serrys inability to negotiate with Israeli officials, as they have been the occupying power in the...
  • Full Interview With Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (NBC interviews Zarif)

    03/04/2015 3:10:52 PM PST · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2 hours ago
    ZARIF: Well-- Mr. Netanyahu has been-- proclaiming, predicting that Iran will have a nuclear weapon with-- within two, three, four years, since 1992. He has been on the record time and again that Iran will build a nuclear weapon within two years-- since, as I said, 1992. In 2012, he went before the General Assembly and said, "Iran will have a nuclear weapon within one year." It seems that he wants to stick to his one year-- forever. Iran is not about building nuclear weapon. We don't wanna build nuclear weapons. We don't believe that nuclear weapons bring security to...
  • Iran reacts harshly to Netanyahu speech (threatens to put Israel in 'wheelchair')

    03/04/2015 3:04:04 PM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/04/2015 20:43 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Parliament speaker Ali Larijani warns that if Israel dares attack Iran with US congressional support, the Americans should expect to see Israel in a wheelchair. An Iranian reaction to the speech of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the US Congress was not long in coming, with numerous harsh criticism leveled at the speech and Israel. The only one who is angry and upset about the course of negotiations is an occupying regime that sees its survival in war and invasion, said President Hassan Rouhani in reference to Netanyahus speech in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Irans Mehr News reported. People...
  • Virginia Teen Accused of Helping Another Join ISIS

    03/04/2015 3:03:51 PM PST · by kristinn · 7 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    A teenager from Woodbridge, Virginia, is in custody accused of helping another young man travel to Syria to join ISIS. Sources tell News4 they fear the 17-year-old Osborne Park High School student may have tried to recruit other students to join ISIS.
  • US State Department Slams Netanyahu's 'Magic Formula' (Marie Harf says Bibi in 'fantasy world')

    03/04/2015 1:48:06 PM PST · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/2015, 4:18 PM | Ari Yashar
    Harf condemns Congress address 'fantasy world,' dismisses 'scary hypotheticals' - like an Iranian nuclear arsenal in weeks. Calling Netanyahu's talk of a better deal "hypothetical" and "rhetoric," she added "anyone who tells you theres a magic formula that they have in their head that we dont have is just not looking at the situation realistically." "We need to be very clear about what were trying to achieve and what the alternatives look like, not in a fantasy world, not in a world without specifics, but in the real world. And thats what were doing," she claimed Harf was asked about...
  • 400 more victims of Muslim rape gangs; authorities feared racism charges

    03/04/2015 1:41:03 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 37 replies
    jihad watch citing sky news ^ | March 3, 2015 | Lisa Dowd
    We are ashamed of the shortcomings identified in this report and we are determined to do all we can to ensure nothing like this ever happens again, said Chief Constable Sara Thornton. No, you arent. You did nothing because you were afraid of charges of racism and Islamophobia from the far-Left propagandists who wag the British government dog, such as Nick Lowles and Fiyaz Mughal. You let these girls lives be destroyed because you were afraid those vicious smear merchants would destroy your career. And they would have. Sex Gangs May Have Abused Hundreds Of Girls, by Lisa Dowd, Sky...
  • State Dept. Nitpicks Netanyahu speech (Jen Psaki defends Iran having 190,000 centrifuges)

    03/04/2015 1:37:27 PM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 7 hours ago | Cheryl Chumley
    The U.S. State Department hunkered into defense mode after Benjamin Netanyahus congressional speech, saying in an early Wednesday statement that the Israeli prime minister misrepresented one of his claims that painted Secretary John Kerry in a poor light. Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the State Department, referred to the website FactCheck.org to make her point that Netanyahus remarks about Iran going nuclear actually misrepresented what Kerry had said during the secretarys House Foreign Affairs Committee testimony on Feb. 25, Fox News reported. In his speech, Netanyahu said Kerry told Congress Iran could legitimately possess up to 190,000 centrifuges used to enrich...
  • AP INTERVIEW: Reid Wants Congress to Delay Iran Legislation (Here we go again!)

    03/04/2015 12:53:47 PM PST · by Dave346 · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 4, 2015, 2:43 PM ET | ERICA WERNER
    Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran. The development appeared likely to upend GOP plans to move swiftly on the bill following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Tuesday speech to Congress in which he railed against the emerging agreement. "I think we are better off on things relating to the Iran deal to wait until we see if there can be something negotiated," Reid said in an interview with The Associated Press. "And if there is something negotiated...
  • Imam Who Said Ayaan Hirsi Deserved Death Was Hired By DOJ To Teach Muslim Classes To Fed Prisoners

    03/04/2015 12:19:24 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    daily caller ^ | 03/03/2015 | Chuck Ross
    An Egyptian-born imam who in 2007 said that Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali should receive the death penalty for her criticism of Islam is now a Department of Justice contractor hired to teach classes to Muslims who are in federal prison. According to federal spending records, Fouad ElBayly, the imam at Islamic Center of Johnstown in Pennsylvania, was contracted by the DOJs Bureau of Prisons beginning last year to teach the classes to Muslim inmates at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md. The records show that ElBayly has two contracts worth $12,900 to teach the classes and to provide...
  • Iran Is Beating America to the Punch in Iraq

    03/04/2015 11:54:47 AM PST · by keat · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | March 4, 2015, 2:17 PM | Joshua Keating
    For the past few days, Iraqi military forces and Shiite militias have been fighting to encircle the Iraqi city of Tikrit in a bid to drive out ISIS forces. But in contrast to other recent offensives, they are supported not by U.S. airstrikes but by Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. According to some reports, Qassem Soleimani, the mysterious commander of the Revolutionary Guards international operations, is on the ground coordinating the attack. Meanwhile, the Pentagon is backtracking on its recent surprise announcement of a U.S.-supported Iraqi and Kurdish offensive to retake Mosul this spring. After Iraqi officials expressed irritation at...
  • Kerry says demanding Iran's 'capitulation' is no way to secure nuclear deal (stands with Iran)

    03/04/2015 11:11:20 AM PST · by Dave346 · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Mar 4, 2015 1:05pm EST | Arshad Mohammed
    MONTREUX, Switzerland - Simply demanding Iran's capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kerry said he and Iranian counterpart Mohammad Jawad Zarif made some progress in their negotiations in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux and would resume them on March 15. Kerry aides said many obstacles remained before a late March deadline for an outline accord between Iran and six world powers. "There are still significant...
  • Iranian-backed Shiite militias lead Iraqs fight to retake Tikrit

    03/04/2015 10:30:06 AM PST · by mojito · 4 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | 3/4/2015 | Caleb Weiss and Bill Roggio
    The Iraqi Security Forces, supported by several Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters, have launched an offensive to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State, which has held the central Iraqi city since June 2014. Massive columns of Shiite militas, including some groups that are listed by the US as Foreign Terrorist Organizations, have been leading the fight in Tikrit. The operation, which involves more than thirty thousand Iraqi security personnel and militia forces, started on the morning of March 2. According to Al Jazeera, Iraqi forces and allied militias attacked the city from three sides while Iraqi aviation launched...
  • ISIS LOSES CONTROL OF OVER 20 SYRIAN VILLAGES TO KURDSAND ASSAD

    03/04/2015 10:27:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/04/2015 | John Hayward
    File this report from The Daily Star of Lebanon under the category of “Yay … I Guess,” or perhaps “Two and a Half Cheers.” It’s good news that Islamic State (ISIS) forces have been pushed out of over 20 Syrian villages. The bad news is that Bashar al-Assad’s regime did most of the pushing, with an assist from Kurdish militia units. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which does not approve of most of what it observes the Assad regime doing, said that “after three days of clashes, regime forces bolstered by fighters from Arab tribes had...
  • Israeli Opposition Leaders Speech Cut Off on TV as Elections Propaganda

    03/04/2015 10:16:23 AM PST · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 4, 2015 11:55 am
    A speech by Zionist Union alliance head and Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog was cut off in the middle of a broadcast on Israels Channel 2 television network due to concern that Herzogs remarks constituted elections propaganda. Theres no doubt Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks well, but lets admit the truth: the speech we heard, impressive as it might have been, did not stop the Iranian nuclear program, Herzog said on the Tuesday night broadcast regarding Netanyahus address to Congress, according to Israel Hayom. It also wont affect the deal being put together, either in terms of content or timetable. The...
  • Did Netanyahu change some minds? Democrats slammed the Israeli leader's address

    03/04/2015 8:45:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    KIFI-TV / CNN ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left a partisan Congress roiling in the wake of his controversial speech on Tuesday, with Republicans and Democrats largely split on how the dramatic address was received. Progressive Democrats slammed the Israeli leader's address and Republicans felt vindicated and emboldened by a speech that brought nearly every member of Congress to their feet and drew whoops of approval from a packed gallery. Netanyahu sought to rally members of Congress and public opinion against the pending Iran nuclear deal under negotiation, but his hawkish rhetoric and break from diplomatic protocol rankled some Democrats. Others, though, suggested...
  • Rep. Jim Clyburn, Democrats boycott Benjamin Netanyahu speech praised by Republicans

    03/04/2015 8:15:13 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 12 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | March 3, 2015 | Schuyler Kropf
    South Carolinas U.S. Rep Jim Clyburn was among nearly six dozen Democrats who boycotted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus warning to a joint session of Congress not to strike a deal that puts Iran on the path to nuclear weapons.
  • The Greatest Hits from Netanyahus Address to Congress

    03/04/2015 7:02:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/04/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The pundits have been going crazy since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress today. What spoke loudest, though, was the thundering applause during some two dozen standing ovations for Bibi. And while much was made of Democrats being angry over the speech, there were just a couple of lines specifically related to President Obama’s nuke deal that made the majority of Dems sit out the ovation.Here are some of Bibi’s best lines from the historic address:TWEETING AYATOLLAH: “Today the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate to destroy us. Iran’s Supreme...
  • President Obama, listen to Netanyahu on Iran

    03/04/2015 6:59:32 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 3 March 2015 | Faisal J. Abbas
    It is extremely rare for any reasonable person to ever agree with anything Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says or does. However, one must admit, Bibi did get it right, at least when it came to dealing with Iran. The Israeli PM managed to hit the nail right on the head when he said that Middle Eastern countries are collapsing and that terror organizations, mostly backed by Iran, are filling in the vacuum during a recent ceremony held in Tel Aviv to thank outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz for his role during challenging times. In just...
  • Ruh Roh: 62% now support ground troops against ISIS. Only 30% oppose

    03/04/2015 6:48:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It looks like the ideas of soft power and leading from behind aren’t quite as popular on the home front these days. By a wide margin, Americans voters support sending ground troops to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.Sixty-two percent said they support boots on the ground, while 30 percent said they do not. The response comes after well-publicized deaths of the group’s hostages, including the American captive Kayla Mueller, and the revelation that a militant in their beheading videos known as “Jihadi John” came from a well-educated, middle-class...
  • Do We Even Need the DHS?

    03/04/2015 6:31:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/04/2015 | Michael Tanner
    So House Republicans have accepted the inevitable and passed a clean bill funding the Department of Homeland Security. We always knew how this would play out. The media, congressional Democrats, and President Obama deluged us with tales of impending disaster, as if ISIS were about to wade ashore in Miami, despite the fact that, according DHSs contingency plan, 86 percent of the departments workers would be exempt from any furlough, including virtually all employees at key security agencies like customs and border protection, the Coast Guard, and the Secret Service. On the other hand, the Republicans really had no end-game....
  • Andrea Mitchell Mocks Obama's Military Resolve on Iran: 'Ask Assad'

    03/04/2015 6:19:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was almost a funny moment . . . until you realized that members of the press were openly laughing at the fecklessness of the ostensible leader of the free world. On today's Morning Joe, the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, his voice occasionally cracking with emotion, repeatedly insisted that President Obama would use military force if necessary to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. Andrea Mitchell eventually had enough, saying in a devastating aside "ask Bashir al Assad," an allusion of course to how President Obama ran away from his red line in Syria. Joe Scarborough laughingly joined in,...
  • (Jon) Stewart: Bibis Congress Reception Was Longest (bleep) a Jewish Man Has Ever Received

    03/04/2015 5:23:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:24 pm, March 3rd, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Jon Stewart tonight wrung some comedy out of Benjamin Netanyahus speech to Congress, mocking it as a Festival of Slights to President Obama. Stewart mocked some of the media coverage of the speech, as well as President Obama for swearing its all good, though he did note if Democrats tried the same under George W. Bush, Republicans would have demanded the inviters be arrested for sedition and treason! But it was the reception Netanyahu got in Congress that Stewart was most amused by. He called it the State of the Union address Republicans wanted and concluded, The in-chamber response to...
  • Arab Commentators Strongly Back Netanyahu on Congress Speech, Iran Nuclear Threat

    03/04/2015 5:10:58 AM PST · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 3, 2015 6:22 pm | Shiryn Ghermezian
    Leading Arab opinion makers weighed in on the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus address to Congress on Tuesday and expressed strong support for his stance on the Iranian nuclear threat. In an op-ed for the Saudi Arabian daily Al-Jazirah on Monday, columnist Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj asserted that Netanyahu is justified in his campaign against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran, according to The Middle East Media Research Institute. Al-Faraj said Netanyahus effort to prevent the signing of the agreement is in the interests of the Gulf states, and that the prime minister is right to insist on addressing...
  • Netanyahu Says Israel Can Stand Alone - and Pelosi Turns her Back (video at link)

    03/04/2015 1:08:35 AM PST · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | March 4th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Minority Leader in the House, literally turned her back on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday when she stood up with everyone else after he said, Even If Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand. After her demonstrative insult to the Prime Minister if not to Congress, she issued a statement: As one who values the U.S.- Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Ministers speech saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward...
  • Mark Levin reacts to Benjamin Netanyahu's Address - Hannity 3/3/2015

    03/03/2015 10:13:12 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 3 , 2015 | Mark Levin
    Published on Mar 3, 2015 Mark Levin reacts to Benjamin Netanyahu's Address - Hannity 3/3/2015
  • SUCCESS! Obama supports Syrian rebel group with high-tech weapons

    03/03/2015 8:12:09 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/3/2015 | The Right Scoop
    A moderate rebel group in Syria that the U.S. helped create, called the Hazm Network, has fallen apart after recently being defeated by Jahbat al-Nusra, an al-Qaida linked terrorist group. The Hazm Network gave all their US weapons to al-Nusra and took off to join the Shamiah Front, another Muslim Brotherhood group in Syria that includes hardline Salafis.
  • Court Allows Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

    03/03/2015 5:39:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 3/3/2015, 10:36 AM | Gil Ronen
    Temple activists were euphoric Monday after a precedent-setting ruling by Magistrates Court Judge Malka Aviv in the case of Yehuda Glick vs. the Israeli Police, a day earlier. The judge ruled that the police must make sure that Jews are able to pray on the Temple Mountin a ruling replete with harsh criticism of the polices policies on the Temple Mount. Activists were quoted on a Temple activists blog as saying: This day will be remembered for generations in the annals of the struggle for the return of Jews to the Temple Mount. The police are legally bound to ensure...
  • Herzog: Netanyahu's Congress speech will boomerang on Israel

    03/03/2015 5:12:43 PM PST · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/03/2015 20:33 | By GIL HOFFMAN, TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Opposition leader Isaac Herzog condemned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus speech to Congress on Tuesday in an address he chose to deliver in Nir Moshe, a community near the Gaza Strip. Herzog said he could have gone to Washington but decided to remain in Israel to deal with the problems inside the country. There is no doubt the prime minister knows how to speak well, but the truth is that the speech, as impressive as it was, did not prevent a nuclear Iran and wont impact a deal that is being drafted not on its content, nor on its timetable,...
  • Pelosi Exits Chamber Before Netanyahu

    03/03/2015 9:23:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    National Review.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made her lack of enthusiasm for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahus speech apparent throughout the remarks, applauding half-heartedly and then quickly exiting the chamber after the speech, before Netanyahu did.
  • Pelosi 'near tears' at Bibi 'insult'

    03/03/2015 9:51:50 AM PST · by ColdOne · 94 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/3/15 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday, saying the Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress was an "insult" to the country. The unbreakable bonds between the United States and Israel are rooted in our shared values, our common ideals and mutual interests," Pelosi said in a statement just after the speech. That is why, as one who values the U.S. Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears
  • NANCY PELOSI: BIBI COMING TO CONGRESS MIGHT UPSET IRAN

    03/03/2015 10:58:56 AM PST · by barmag25 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/15 | Jordan schachtel
    The House of Representatives senior ranking Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, said on Wednesday she was concerned that if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the U.S. Congress in March, it may result in negative ramifications for the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran. The fact that Israel is Americas only ideological ally in the Middle East and that Iran is sworn to the United States destruction did not make an appearance in the remarks of the House Minority Leader. Such a presentation could send the wrong message in terms of giving diplomacy a chance, Pelosi told reporters outside of a conference...