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  • The Dartmouth Speech They Tried To Suppress

    11/14/2018 5:23:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 14, 2018 | David Horowitz
    Before I had even arrived, I was attacked as a racist, sexist and bigot. AddThis Sharing Buttons Author's note: On October 23, I spoke at Dartmouth, at the invitation of College Republicans and Students Supporting Israel. Before I had even arrived, I was attacked as a racist, a sexist and a bigot, and one professor sent out a tweet urging students to disrupt my talk. In fact, nearly 100 Dartmouth radicals had already met and laid out an elaborate plan of disruption and attack, which in the event was made possible but the Dartmouth administrators in charge of “Security and...
  • Moshe Lion Clinches Jerusalem Mayoral Win By 3765 Votes

    11/14/2018 4:39:56 PM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 11/18/2018 | Marissa Newman
    Moshe Lion’s already-declared victory in the race to become Jerusalem’s mayor became official Wednesday night as the final votes were counted, with him coasting past rival Ofer Berkovitch. When the count was finalized, Lion was confirmed as the winner by 3,765 votes, with 50.85% of the votes cast (112,744) to Berkovitch’s 49.15% (108,979). Lion had been 6,500 ballots ahead of Berkovitch before the counting of the final 9,000 provisional ballots began around 8 p.m. With some 3,000 of those 9,000 votes tallied and updated by the municipality, Lion quickly sailed beyond that mark to defeat Berkovitch with 51 percent of...
  • France Finance Minister: Europe Must Become an ‘Empire’ to Compete with U.S. (TR)

    11/13/2018 11:51:20 AM PST · by DFG · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/13/2018 | Victoria Friedman
    France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has called for Europe to become an “empire” to compete with the United States after the country’s President Emmanuel Macron called for an EU army to defend against the NATO ally. “It’s about Europe having to become a kind of empire, as China is. And how the U.S. is,” Mr Le Maire told Germany’s Handelsblatt. Adding that it would be a “peaceful empire,” the economics and finance minister touted the progressive government’s green credentials, saying that the European empire should “rel[y] on green growth. Neither China nor the U.S., who are leaving the Paris...
  • PLAYING WITH FIRE

    11/13/2018 5:57:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2018
    Palestinians along the border with Gaza began using kites attached to incendiary devices as a simple but devastating weapon. More than six months ago, The Jerusalem Post ran an editorial warning of cases of agricultural terrorism and what was then a still relatively new form of attack for Hamas in Gaza. Palestinians along the border with Gaza began using kites attached to incendiary devices as a simple but devastating weapon, cutting them loose to land in the fields of neighboring Jewish communities in the Negev. Since then, the “fire intifada” has grown to include not only kites, but balloons, helium-filled...
  • Caroline Glick: A Desperate Emmanuel Macron Attacks Donald Trump

    11/13/2018 4:03:36 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline Glick
    Upon landing in France over the weekend, Trump called Macron’s remarks about defending against America “insulting.” The President tweeted that instead of figuring out a way to fight the U.S., the Europeans should pay their share of NATO’s budget, which the U.S. has been underwriting. Macron’s anti-Americanism isn’t only fueled by domestic political concerns. He has two other – perhaps even more significant – causes for his hostility. First, and most fundamentally, Macron rightly views Trump’s presidency and his nationalist vision of America as an existential threat to the European Union. As political philosopher Yoram Hazony explains in his vital...
  • The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia's War

    11/02/2018 8:26:36 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/26/18 | Declan Walsh, Tyler Hicks
    One hope for Yemenis is that the international fallout from the death of the Saudi dissident, Jamal Khashoggi, which has damaged Prince Mohammed’s international standing, might force him to relent in his unyielding prosecution of the war. Peter Salisbury, a Yemen specialist at Chatham House, said that was unlikely. “I think the Saudis have learned what they can get away with in Yemen — that western tolerance for pretty bad behavior is quite high,” he said. “If the Khashoggi murder tells us anything, it’s just how reluctant people are to rein the Saudis in.”
  • Israeli air strike destroys Hamas TV building in Gaza: AFP

    11/12/2018 1:28:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    AFP ^ | November 12, 2018 | Staff
    An Israeli air strike destroyed Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV building in the Gaza Strip on Monday after a series of warning shots, AFP journalists reported, drawing threats of a harsh response from Palestinian militants. The strike came as violence again flared between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. Hamas confirmed that the building in Gaza City was destroyed, while Islamic Jihad vowed to respond to Israel's action.
  • Barrage of rockets launched at Israel following botched Gaza operation

    11/12/2018 12:22:25 PM PST · by massmike · 8 replies
    msn.com ^ | 11//12/2018 | Oren Liebermann, Andrew Carey, Ibrahim Dahman, and Eliza Mackintosh
    A barrage of about 200 rockets were launched from Gaza towards Israel on Monday, the Israeli army said, hours after a botched Israeli operation in Gaza left a Hamas commander and an Israeli soldier dead. Eleven people in Israel were injured by the rocket fire, prompting retaliatory ground and airstrikes by the Israeli military that left at least three Palestinians in Gaza dead, the Palestinian health ministry said. The Israeli army said that about 60 rockets were intercepted by the Israel Defense Force's (IDF) Iron Dome aerial defense system, with many other rockets falling on open ground. Sirens continued to...
  • UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits [IAEA lies again]

    11/12/2018 9:38:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2018 | Kiyoko Metzler
    The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives. In a confidential quarterly report distributed to member states and reviewed by The Associated Press, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran has been abiding with key limitations set in the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. The issue has grown more complicated since the U.S. withdrew unilaterally in May from the deal and then re-imposed sanctions. Iran’s economy has been struggling ever since and...
  • Here’s the anti-Semitism the media doesn’t want to mention

    11/12/2018 7:40:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/11/18 | David Harsanyi
    The 2018 midterm will bring many new faces to Washington, but few will find as much adoration as Ilhan Omar. One of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, Omar, who will represent Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District... ....In a 2012 tweet, for instance, the Democrat explained that “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.... ....Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants who wants to cut aid to the Jewish state because supporting it “doesn’t fit the values of our country.”
  • The State Department shouldn’t target Kurds to appease Turkey

    11/11/2018 6:22:17 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 10, 2018 12:58 PM | Michael Rubin
    On Nov. 6, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara posted a notice that “The Department [of State] has authorized rewards for information leading to the identification or location of the senior Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members: Murat Karayilan (up to USD $5 million), Cemil Bayik (up to USD $4 million), and Duran Kalkan (up to USD $3 million).” Such bounties are not uncommon when it comes to master terrorists. In years past, the U.S. government, for example, issued bounties for Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Boko Haram head Abubakar Shekau.But the three men...
  • Report: Israel and Qatar to open Gaza sea crossing

    11/10/2018 11:08:20 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/18
    An Arab newspaper reported on Saturday that Israel and Qatar are hammering out a deal that would allow Hamas to operate a sea crossing between Gaza and Cyprus. According to the Lebanese Al Akhbar, the prospective seaport is part of a wider Egyptian-brokered cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. While Hamas demands that the crossing be monitored through video cameras, Israel wants both Israeli forces and international elements to monitor the seaport to prevent weapons smuggling. The report comes as a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be gaining traction. A central part of the deal has been Qatar's...
  • Palestinians in Gaza attack Qatari envoy with stones after $15m. payment

    11/09/2018 12:17:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 9, 2018 | Tamar Beeri
    The paychecks of the Hamas members, which were being paid through financial aid by Qatar, were passed on in suitcases in a heavily guarded vehicle. Palestinian protesters pelted the convoy of Qatar’s ambassador to the Palestinians, Mohammed Al-Emadi, with stones Friday as he came to observe the weekly demonstrations along Gaza’s border fence with Israel, according to The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv. Gazan media reported that those leading the attack against Al-Emadi were from the Palestinian faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. PFLP members had earlier refused to take part in the meeting with the...
  • UCT vice-chancellor praises student for work signed off with ‘one settler‚ one bullet’

    11/08/2018 5:14:33 PM PST · by massmike · 3 replies
    timeslive.co.za ^ | 11/08/2018 | Nico Gous
    University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has congratulated a student on his honours project in which he ended his acknowledgements with the phrase‚ “ONE SETTLER‚ ONE BULLET!!” Phakeng tweeted on Tuesday evening: “Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime‚ let me be kliye [sic]: I am proud of you! Way more than you can imagine! Welldone! [sic]” Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime, let me be kliye: i am proud of you! Way...
  • Muslim woman elected to US Congress wraps in 'Palestinian' flag [Rashida Tlaib]

    11/08/2018 1:14:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    INN ^ | 11/08/18 11:29 | Mordechai Sones
    Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, who won a seat in the US House of Representatives, wrapped herself in a “Palestinian” flag at her victory party. She is one of the two first Muslim women ever to be elected to the deliberative body, along with Somali Ilhan Omar from Minnesota. Daughter of Arabs who left Samaria for Nicaragua and later Detroit, Tlaib became the first Muslim female member of Michigan’s state legislature a decade ago. Tlaib is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and was arrested two years ago for disrupting a Trump speech in Detroit, reported Yeshiva World. Asked during...
  • CBS, NBC Celebrate Win for Dem Accused of Anti-Semitism, Downplay Diversity of GOP Winners

    11/08/2018 9:20:01 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/7/2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In the midst of their midterm results coverage on Wednesday, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News touted the diversity of the Democratic Party’s field of winners. But in the process, they celebrated the election of Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The problem? She’s been accused of anti-Semitism because of her anti-Israel stance. In a November 2012 tweet, Omar lashed out at the Jewish state of Israel by playing on anti-Jewish tropes. “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel” she wrote. And in a...
  • Jason Blum Gets Booed, Removed from Stage for Speaking Out Against Trump at LA Israel Film Festival

    11/08/2018 8:28:22 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    IndieWire.com ^ | Nov 7, 2018 | Zack Sharf
    Jason Blum Gets Booed and Removed from Stage After Speaking Out Against Trump at L.A.’s Israel Film Festival Blum was at the festival to accept the 2018 Achievement in Film & Television Award. Jason Blum spent the night of the midterm elections at the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, where he was on hand to receive the 2018 Achievement in Film & Television Award. Blum attempted to speak out against Donald Trump while making his acceptance speech, but his comments did not go over well with the crowd. Variety reports the mega-producer was booed and heckled by the crowd,...
  • Macron stokes anger with plan to honour Nazi collaborator Pétain

    11/07/2018 3:50:13 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    "He was a great soldier, it's a fact," Macron said, though he stressed that Petain had made "disastrous choices" during World War II. His comments drew fierce criticism from rival politicians as well as Jewish leaders, reopening a painful chapter in France's history which continues to divide the nation decades on. Francis Kalifat of the CRIF association of French Jewish groups said he was "shocked" by Macron's comments praising a leader who helped deport thousands of Jews to their deaths. "The only thing we will remember about Petain is that he was convicted, in the name of the French people,...
  • [March 2018] Jewish GOP group calls for resignation of 7 Democrats over 'ties' to Farrakhan

    10/28/2018 7:04:12 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 49 replies
    The Republican Jewish Coalition is calling for the resignation of seven Democratic members of Congress whom it claims are "connected" to controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. The group describes him as a "known anti-Semite." The lobbying group on Tuesday called for the following lawmakers to step down: Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Barbara Lee, D-Calif.; Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; Danny Davis, D-Ill.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.; and Al Green, D-Texas.
  • Bolsonaro's sons show up in Mossad and IDF t-shirts, and the media melt down(Brazil)

    11/06/2018 9:20:35 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 11/6/2018 | Monica Showlater
    It's happening. The media are melting down and going into hysterics about Brazil's election of Jair Bolsonaro, AKA "Tropical Trump," to its presidency. Here's a starter tweet from a Washington Post contributor to show the pattern: This is a photo of Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro’s two sons wearing IDF and Mossad shirts. Israel has become a symbol for authoritarianism around the world. Hear that? Israel, authoritarian, get it? What planet does this person live on? Bolsonaro is very pro-Israel, and Israelis are delighted by the support. Bolsonaro has vowed to move Brazil's embassy to Jerusalem in a bid to...