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  • Abbas says Trump's policy shift on Jerusalem was 'sinful'

    01/17/2018 5:44:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2018 11:39 AM EST | Hamza Hendawi
    The Palestinian president on Wednesday again blasted Donald Trump in a fiery and emotional speech, saying the U.S. leader’s decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “sinful” and “ill-fated.” Mahmoud Abbas, who has openly cursed Trump over his policies, told a conference in Egypt that the United States has disqualified itself from continuing as a broker in the long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a role America has had for decades. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he was certain the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be moved to Jerusalem sometime this year, much sooner than Trump administration...
  • After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations

    01/17/2018 5:04:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2018 1:43 PM EST
    The U.N. agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants said Wednesday it would launch a global fundraising appeal in hopes of making up for funding cuts announced by the United States. The Trump administration on Tuesday suspended $65 million for UNRWA, demanding it undertake a “fundamental re-examination.” The U.S. provides roughly one-third of UNRWA’s budget, and the agency has warned that it now faces the “most dramatic financial crisis” in its nearly 70-year history. The agency provides health care, education and social services to 5 million Palestinians across the Middle East. UNRWA’s secretary-general, Pierre Krähenbühl, said the fundraising appeal...
  • Terrorists who murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach captured

    01/17/2018 3:45:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18
    Super short video of shootout or riot or something Forces from the IDF and the Border Police’s Yaman counter-terrorism unit on Wednesday evening located in Jenin the terrorists who carried out the shooting attack near Havat Gilad last week, in which Rabbi Raziel Shevach was murdered. The first terrorist was arrested at a gas station in Jenin and taken for questioning. A second terrorist was spotted nearby and was killed in a shootout that developed with him. After that, a manhunt began for a third terrorist who was hiding in a house. The security forces encircled the house and began...
  • Hotovely: 'UNWRA perpetuates Israeli-Palestinian conflict'

    01/17/2018 3:37:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18
    Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely blasted UNRWA in an interview with the BBC. "UNWRA should do its job and cease being an agency which perpetuates fake refugees"...
  • ‘A death sentence’: Palestinians slam U.S. decision to cut aid as U.N. pleads for new donors

    01/17/2018 12:39:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2018 | By Hazem Balousha
    Gaza - The U.N. Relief and Works Agency, the main body providing aid to millions of Palestinian refugees and their descendants across the Middle East, made an urgent appeal for international support Wednesday, one day after the State Department announced it will withhold more than half its annual funding. “After decades of generous support, dramatic reduction of US funding to UNRWA results in most critical financial situation in history of Agency,” the agency’s commissioner general, Pierre Krähenbühl, wrote on Twitter. “I call on member states of the United Nations to take a stand & demonstrate to Palestine Refugees that their...
  • Jerusalem Post Columnist Caroline Glick Joins Breitbart News

    01/17/2018 8:53:46 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jan 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Caroline Glick, the conservative American-Israeli columnist renowned for her powerful criticisms of the Middle East peace process, has joined Breitbart News. Glick, the long-serving senior contributing editor and chief columnist for the Jerusalem Post, is one of the world’s most widely-read commentators on Israel and international affairs. She also writes about American politics from a staunchly pro-Israel perspective. She is the author of several books — including, most recently, The Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East (2014), which calls for Israel to annex the West Bank.Glick, a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and...
  • Trump’s targeting of Iran comes as Islamic leaders torture and kill 8,000 protesters

    01/17/2018 8:59:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blames "Americans and Zionists" for the recent protests. The Shiite Muslim hard-liner says money supporting the citizens came from "one of the filthy-rich governments of the Persian Gulf." (Associated Press/File) Iran’s rulers have inflicted death by torture and gunfire on citizen protesters in a crackdown since the Dec. 28 street uprising erupted, the main opposition group said Tuesday. The Europe-based National Council of Resistance of Iran says the Islamic republic’s ubiquitous security apparatus has arrested more than 8,000 citizens and killed at least 50, all while the West has remained mostly silent. The...
  • North, South Korea to March Together Under 1 Flag at Winter Olympics

    01/17/2018 7:01:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    They will also field a joint North and South Korean women’s ice hockey team for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which begin early next month, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said. North and South Korean skiers will train together at a resort in North Korea before the Olympics start, and performers from the two countries will also hold a joint cultural event there. North Korea will also send around 230 supporters to cheer on its athletes. A smaller delegation of North Korean athletes and supporters will attend the Paralympics, the unification ministry said.
  • Fire Four Imams Who Called for Murder of Jews [US, including refugee]

    01/17/2018 5:27:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | January 16, 2018 | Zionist Organization of America
    In recent weeks three more Imams – Syrian-American Imam Abdullah Khadra in Raleigh, NC; Imam Raed Saleh Al-Rousan in Houston, TX; and Imam Aymen Elkasaby in Jersey City, NJ – preached sermons in U.S. mosques calling for murdering Jews. In addition, a fourth, Imam Ramadan Elsabagh of Garland, Texas, called for murdering Jews via Facebook. This is intolerable. Advocating genocide is an internationally recognized crime against humanity. These threats must be taken seriously and responded to with strong action. ZOA calls upon appropriate officials, including the U.S. Justice Department, government officials and Islamic organizations, to assure that these Imams...
  • PA Chairman threatens war over Jerusalem

    01/17/2018 3:48:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18 | Chana Roberts
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas threatened war if US President Donald Trump does not allocate Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian State. In a Cairo speech, Abbas said, "Jerusalem is the key to peace if it is our capital, and if it is not - it is the key to war. Trump will need to chose." According to Abbas, Trump provoked millions of Muslims by choosing to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "There is no such thing as a Palestinian who will give up even one millimeter of Jerusalem," he claimed. Last week, Abbas told the Palestine Liberation...
  • UNRWA: U.S. cut 'threatens regional stability'

    01/16/2018 5:08:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18 | Ben Ariel
    UNRWA, the UN agency for “Palestinian refugees” on Tuesday responded to the U.S. decision to cut the funding it provides to the organization by half. "Given the long, trusted, and historic relationship between the United States and UNRWA, this reduced contribution threatens one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavors in the Middle East," said UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl in a statement. “The reduced contribution also impacts regional security at a time when the Middle East faces multiple risks and threats, notably that of further radicalization," he warned. .....
  • 'We risk our lives for €1.5k a month': French prisons on edge over radicalized inmates

    01/16/2018 4:43:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 January 2018 15:26 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Assaults by inmates linked to Islamic extremism prompted a second day of strikes by prison guards across France on Tuesday, casting a spotlight on the challenges of handling radicalized prisoners. The attacks come as French officials test a range of preventive measures after a string of jihadist attacks over the past two years that have left more than 240 people dead. Some of those responsible were involved in Islamist networks in jail. They include Cherif Kouachi, one of the gunmen who attacked satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, and his friend Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four at a Jewish...
  • UN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA

    01/16/2018 3:49:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18 | Elad Benari
    MainAll NewsMiddle EastUN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA UN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA Antonio Guterres says UNRWA is "an important factor of stability" in the Middle East. Contact Editor Elad Benari, 17/01/18 00:06 Share Antonio GuterresAntonio GuterresReuters UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday he was "very concerned" by reports that the U.S. had cut its funding to UNRWA, the UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”, by half. According to AFP, Guterres said he had not been informed of Washington's decision. "I strongly hope that in the end, it will be possible for the...
  • Obama’s ICE Didn’t Follow Procedure For Checking Illegal Immigrants’ Ties to Terrorism

    01/16/2018 2:36:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2018 | by Elizabeth Harrington
    During the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement was not following proper procedures when checking if illegal aliens were known terrorists, jeopardizing national security, according to an audit. The office of inspector general found that between 2013 and 2015, ICE was not screening illegal immigrants who had been released for terrorist ties. Every single case of a suspected terrorist reviewed by the inspector general included errors. "ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) faces challenges in implementing the Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounter Protocol (KSTEP) screening process, which is used to identify aliens who may be known or suspected terrorists," the...
  • Irish passport holder in Waterford admits to funding Islamic State terrorists

    01/16/2018 7:53:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 12, 2018 03:13 PM | Frances Mulraney
    A British-born man living in Waterford for the past decade has pleaded guilty to charges of receiving or sending money intended for terrorist group Islamic State. Hassan Bal, who is an Irish and British passport holder, on Friday pleaded guilty to the two charges at Waterford Circuit Court. He has been in police custody since May 2017. Bal, 26, was charged with a number of offenses last year, appearing in court on Friday to face two charges relating to the providing of funding to the so-called Islamic State organization. On October 2, 2015, Bal allegedly sent €400 ($487) to Bosnia,...
  • ISIS propaganda found in Central Nebraska

    01/16/2018 6:41:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    KHGI via WOLF ^ | Friday, January 12th 2018 | Lauren Kummer
    Suspected ISIS propaganda was found in Central Nebraska not far from the small town of Elm Creek. Somewhere along an Eastbound off-ramp on I-80 and Hwy 183, a computer disc was found along with literature that appeared to be ISIS propaganda. “There’s a lot of vehicle traffic in that location,” said Captain Bob Anderson with Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office. The disc was found by a man Thursday afternoon sometime between 3 p.m. and 4:18 p.m. […] According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, the disc was logged into evidence and forwarded to the FBI. …
  • America's army of terror on the Turkish-Syrian border

    01/16/2018 5:48:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 1-16-18
    The U.S. administration is training an army of terrorists in northern Syria in a total breach of the country's territorial integrity and as a direct threat to Turkey's security. In response, Ankara has the right and obligation to take all necessary action to eliminate this threat. From the beginning, Ankara has been opposed to U.S. support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is nothing but a cover for the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, which the U.S. and EU have long recognized as a terrorist group. In an email to Daily Sabah, the U.S.-led coalition's Public Affairs Office said...
  • HAVING MISSED THE BOAT, THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY IS SINKING

    01/16/2018 5:46:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | JANUARY 16, 2018 | CHARLES BYBELEZER
    Under pressure, Abbas assumes scorched-earth policy of ripping Trump, calling Israel colonial project. Given the turbulent political climate, one wonders whether Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has any regrets and, if so, if he would gladly roll back time a decade. In 2008, the PA boss was firmly entrenched in Ramallah despite a year earlier having been unceremoniously—that is, violently—ejected by Hamas from Gaza in an internecine war. Nevertheless, the world was seemingly at Abbas' doorstep, his Muqata compound the address where kings, heads of state and a never-ending parade of diplomats flocked to with a view to solving the...
  • Abbas: Israel “is a Colonialist Project that is NOT Connected to Judaism”

    01/16/2018 5:42:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1-16-18
    Young Palestinian kid with real automatic weapon at Fatah anniversary {Originally posted to the PMW website} Denying Israel’s right to exist continues to be the fundamental component of Palestinian ideology and the fundamental cause of the conflict. It was expressed again by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas yesterday in his speech to the PLO leadership. In his speech Abbas repeated the Palestinian revision of history that Israel’s creation was not founded on Jewish history in the area, but was the European solution to its alleged problem with the Jews and its way to create a presence in the Middle East...
  • Lebanese parliament speaker: Boycott Trump administration

    01/16/2018 2:24:20 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/18
    Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has renewed his call for the transfer of Islamic embassies from Washington and for the boycott of United States President Donald Trump's administration until it reverses its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Warning of Trump's policies in the Arab world, Berri said: “We stand before attempts of a radical shift in American policies. Trump's decision is at the forefront of this coup.” Speaking on Tuesday at the Conference of Islamic Parliaments in Support of Jerusalem in Iran, Berri called for the closure of all “Israeli embassies in Arab and Islamic capitals,” he also called...