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  • ‘Sonic attacks’ at US embassy in Cuba may have just been crickets

    01/06/2019 2:42:53 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 28 replies
    NYP ^ | January 6, 2019 | By Tamar Lapin
    The embassy in Havana cut its staff in half in 2017 after dozens of people complained of headaches, nausea and other ailments from hearing mysterious, penetrating high-pitched noises — believed to be an acoustic weapon — possibly from the Russians. But a fresh analysis of an audio recording made by US personnel in Cuba revealed that the source of the piercing din is the song of the Indies short-tailed cricket, known as Anurogryllus celerinictus, a study says.
  • Brazil To Move Embassy To Jerusalem

    01/05/2019 7:06:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/05/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m old enough to remember when the idea of countries moving their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem was a huge controversy that swallowed up the news cycle. Whatever happened to that story? Well, it’s back in the news this week but we’re no longer talking about the United States. The new president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, announced yesterday that his country would be following suit and moving their embassy as well. This represents a huge shift from the nation’s previous leftist governments which went out their way to criticize Israel and embrace the Palestinians. (Free Beacon) Brazil is set...
  • Ecuador: Julian Assange Can Leave Our Embassy After Deal With UK — And He Should

    12/07/2018 1:08:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Ecuador got the deal it wanted to end its six-year headache, but Julian Assange almost certainly did not. Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno announced a deal that would allow Assange to leave their embassy in London in exchange for a guarantee not to face the death penalty. And that means … not much, really: Ecuador’s president says Britain has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange to leave his government’s embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been living under asylum since 2012.Lenin Moreno said in a radio interview Thursday said his government had received written assurances from the U.K....
  • 'We will relocate the embassy, the question is when'

    11/27/2018 4:34:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/18 | Elad Benari
    Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, met on Wednesday with US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter that Kushner is one of the White House's most important advisers and a great entrepreneur...
  • 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...
  • New Brazil President To Close “Palestinian” Embassy: “You Do Not Negotiate With Terrorists”

    10/30/2018 2:13:46 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | OCT 29, 2018
    Jair Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old seven-term congressman who built his campaign around pledges to crush corruption and crime, secured over 55 percent of the vote, an 11 percent lead over his far-left rival Fernando Haddad. “We cannot continue flirting with socialism, communism, populism and leftist extremism … We are going to change the destiny of Brazil,” said Bolsonaro in his late Sunday night acceptance speech broadcast from his home in Rio Highly divisive among Jewish voters, the Conservative lawmaker — whose middle name, Messias, literally means “messiah” — won the ballot after a drama-filled election that looks set to radically reforge...
  • Who is Jamal Khashoggi? (Journalist killed? in Turkey at SA Embassy)

    10/15/2018 12:20:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    VOA News -Middle East ^ | October 11, 2018 9:24 PM | VOA News
    One of the most influential Arab journalists in the world, Jamal Khashoggi, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. Turkish authorities have blamed the Saudis, but Riyadh has denied harming the veteran reporter.Jamal Khashoggi, 59, was born in Medina, Saudi Arabia, one of the holiest cities in Islam. Like many Saudis at the time, Khashoggi left to study abroad. He earned a business administration degree in 1983 at Indiana State University in the United States.Career in journalismKhashoggi began his career as a reporter for the English language newspaper Saudi Gazette. He went on to work for...
  • Research Shows Mysterious attacks on US embassy staffers in Cuba, China came from microwave weapon

    09/02/2018 9:41:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/01/2018 | Rick Moran
    It appears that researchers have finally solved the mystery of how embassy staffers in Cuba and China became suddenly ill with symptoms of brain injury. What was thought to be some kind of "sonic" weapon turns out to have been weaponized microwave radiation. New York Times: The medical team that examined 21 affected diplomats from Cuba made no mention of microwaves in its detailed report published in JAMA in March. But Douglas H. Smith, the study’s lead author and director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania, said in a recent interview that microwaves were now considered a...
  • Brazil presidential front-runner vows to close Palestinian embassy

    08/09/2018 6:43:51 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    The Tiimes of Israel ^ | August 9, 2018 | Marcus M. Gilban
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (JTA) — Brazil’s front-running presidential candidate has announced he will close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia in addition to moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” Jair Bolsonaro, a lawmaker from the Social Liberal Party, declared on Tuesday when the National Congress reopened after a three-week recess. “You do not negotiate with terrorists,” he added.
  • American embassy in Jerusalem to expand

    08/02/2018 9:31:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 08/03/18 04:35 | Ben Ariel
    A subcommittee of the Jerusalem Municipality has approved plans to expand the U.S. embassy in the city, Hadashot TV reported on Thursday. According to the report, the expansion plan includes the addition of office space and the addition of service areas, among other things, and in effect includes changes that will expand the work area and activity of the embassy and thus allow more employees to operate from Jerusalem. The permit includes an expansion of 700 square meters, including 350 square meters in the existing structure and an additional 350 square meters underground. Mayor Nir Barkat said that “this is...
  • Witnesses report huge blast at US embassy in Beijing

    07/25/2018 11:42:53 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 65 replies
    News.com.au ^ | July 26 | Stephanie Bedo
    SMOKE is blanketing Beijing after a huge blast hit the US embassy in China’s capital. Witnesses have reported a large explosion as dozens of officials swoop on the area.
  • Slovakia Becomes Latest Country to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

    07/06/2018 6:21:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | July 5, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Slovakia will open a cultural embassy in Jerusalem for now. But that appears to be a prelude to a larger move. “Slovakia is on its way to relocating its embassy to Jerusalem,” Head of the Slovak National Council Andrej Danko told Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the visiting delegation of Slovak lawmakers announced the Eastern European country would open a cultural center in the Israeli capital. The move, when it materializes, would mark a break from European Union policy on Jerusalem. Slovakia would join the Czech Republic and Bulgaria as the other European Union member states to...
  • 25th Person at U.S. Embassy in Cuba Is Mysteriously Sickened

    06/22/2018 8:25:43 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 June 2018 | Gardiner Harris
    Another diplomat working at the United States Embassy in Havana has been sickened by a mysterious attack, bringing to 25 the number of personnel who have fallen ill there, the State Department said on Thursday. The case was the first confirmed in Cuba since August and could suggest that whatever caused the illnesses in late 2016 and the first part of 2017 had started again or was continuing. Complicating the situation for officials was news this spring that at least one diplomat at a consulate in Guangzhou, China, had experienced symptoms almost identical to those reported by diplomats in Havana....
  • Jerusalem a factor as Ecuador minister beats Honduran for UNGA presidency

    06/06/2018 7:03:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | 06/06/2018 | By Edith M. Lederer
    Honduras's support for US embassy move thought to play role in Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces winning contested vote and becoming only fourth woman to head General Assembly The UN General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly elected Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces as its next president, making her only the fourth woman to lead the 193-member world body in its 73-year history. She defeated another woman — Honduras’ UN Ambassador Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake — by 128-62 with two abstentions in the secret-ballot vote. Honduras’s and Ecuador’s diverging stances on a resolution condemning the US for moving its embassy to...
  • Americans Rally for Tommy Robinson at British Embassy

    06/04/2018 1:07:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    News2Share ^ | 3/6/18 | Ford Fischer
    Robinson was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment for “contempt of court” after attempting to livestream outside a trial that had been restricted from media reporting. Ten months was attributable to the livestream, and an additional three came from a re-activated suspended sentence from a previous attempt to film a child rape case. British reporters were temporarily banned from reporting on Robinson’s case, but the ban was later lifted. Flowers Left at British Embassy The American activists left flowers on the British flag “for the innocent girls, the victims of these brutal gangs that are rolling rampant through the UK and...
  • 93 Percent of Israeli Jews Support Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Move

    05/16/2018 7:07:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/16/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    On Monday, at President Donald Trump's direction, the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened its doors to great fanfare, fulfilling a long-term promise made by numerous U.S. presidents and supported by a vast majority of Congress in 1993. The move proved popular among Israeli Jews as well, according to a new poll. A full 93 percent of Israeli Jews support the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of them said they support not only moving the embassy, but doing so now. Another 20 percent said they support the move, but disagree with the timing. They suggested...
  • Amir Tsarfati update on Gaza situation May 14

    05/14/2018 12:53:42 PM PDT · by firebrand · 12 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | May 14, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    With F-16s flying overhead, Amir explains with sadness about Gaza and Iran's role in that situation. He tells with joy about the American embassy. Also a little about the coming war.He is now on his way here. Welcome, Amir.
  • Democrats are a no show for Jerusalem Embassy move

    05/14/2018 12:40:47 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 39 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 05/14.2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats are a no show for Jerusalem Embassy move.
  • PHOTOS: Ivanka Trump Wears Ralph Lauren to Unveil U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

    05/14/2018 12:23:07 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 May 2018 | JOHN BINDER
    President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner — both White House advisers — led the United States delegation in Jerusalem, Israel on Monday for the opening of the new U.S. embassy. Alongside the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara Netanyahu, Ivanka announced the opening of the embassy which was revealed by the drop of a curtain. “Today we dedicated the new US Embassy in Jerusalem – a longtime promise to the American and Israeli people,” Ivanka wrote on her Instagram.....In true Ivanka fashion, she donned a pair of pearl earrings to top off...
  • Israel says at least three 'armed terrorists' among 41 reported dead in Gaza border clashes.

    05/14/2018 8:26:18 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2018 | Greg Norman
    At least three of the 41 Palestinians reportedly killed Monday in clashes ahead of the Jerusalem opening of the U.S. Embassy to Israel were “armed terrorists” caught trying to plant a bomb near the Gaza border fence, Israel's military said. More than 35,000 protesters amassed at a dozen locations, with many engaging in skirmishes .... 41 people so far have been killed in Monday’s violence, and at least 772 have been wounded. The relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv, a key campaign promise of President Trump, has infuriated the Palestinians, who seek east Jerusalem as a future capital. “Moments...