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  • Arab leaders play down Palestinian issue in leaked video

    02/17/2019 7:04:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-15-19 | ARON HELLER
    WARSAW, Poland – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office on Thursday released a video of a closed meeting in which senior Gulf Arab officials play down the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, defend Israel's right to defend itself, and describe Iran as the greatest threat to regional peace. The video, bearing the insignia of Netanyahu's office, gave a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes contacts the Israeli leader frequently boasts of, but which are rarely seen in public. The video was recorded on a mobile device and it was not clear who took it. Netanyahu's office briefly made the YouTube video available to a...
  • At least 38 killed in deadliest attack on security forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir in 3 decades

    02/16/2019 6:56:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday 02/14/2019 | Joanna Slater, Niha Masih and Ishfaq
    At least 38 paramilitary police officers were killed by a massive car bomb in Indian-controlled Kashmir in the worst attack on security personnel since the start of the insurgency in the disputed region three decades ago. The attack occurred Thursday afternoon about 3:15 p.m., police officials said, as a security convoy of 70 vehicles traveled down a major highway toward the city of Srinagar. An explosives-laden vehicle driven by a suicide bomber rammed into a bus carrying dozens of paramilitary personnel, said Sanjay Sharma, a spokesman for India’s Central Reserve Police Force. The killings will inflame tensions between nuclear-armed rivals...
  • There's Something about the Somalis... [Ilhan Omar]

    02/16/2019 4:46:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 16, 2019 | Michael Walsh
    This should come as a surprise to no one, except perhaps Minnesotans. Or should I say, " Minnesotans "? More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country. FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS. Both numbers are far...
  • Islamic State's 'caliphate' on brink of defeat

    02/16/2019 10:46:41 AM PST · by gandalftb · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2019 | Rodi Said
    U.S.-backed fighters are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates. The remaining militants in a neighborhood of Baghouz village near the Iraqi border, under fire from all sides. Civilians fled the few square miles of hamlets and farmland that remain within Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’, along with defeated jihadists trying to escape unnoticed. Most of the fighters left in Baghouz are foreigners, in an encircled pocket some 700 meters square. Army General Joseph Votel said the end of the territorial caliphate would lead to a more dispersed, harder-to-detect network of fighters waging guerrilla warfare. That should require...
  • Shah's Son Asserts Iranian Regime 'Close' To Collapse

    02/13/2019 7:08:42 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Radio Liberty ^ | Feb 12, 2019
    Reza Pahlavi, the exiled former crown prince of Iran, said in an interview with RFE/RL's Radio Farda that he thinks "we are really close to the fall of the [Iranian] regime." He added that the current situation in Iran is similar to how it was in 1979 when his father left Iran amid violent turmoil and went into exile. That upheaval ended centuries of monarchy in Iran and led to the formation of the Islamic Republic of Iran with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini at its head. "The atmosphere [in Iran] seems to be close to a flash point," he said...
  • Immigration Landmines in the Funding Bill

    02/14/2019 2:30:49 PM PST · by rintintin · 67 replies
    NRO ^ | Feb 14 2019 | Mark Krikorian
    The text of the funding bill was released last night/this morning, and lawmakers are expected to vote on the 1,169-page measure as early as this evening. The bill is disappointing in many respects, but if it had been as advertised earlier, it might have been tolerable. But my fears that senators Durbin and Leahy would trick the Republican conferees (none of whom knows the first thing about immigration policy) were realized. Standing out among the many distasteful provisions are two poison pills that I hope the Republican committee members either didn’t know about or didn’t understand. The first regards the...
  • Dr. Ali Al-Siba’i: Why Do the Descendants of Apes and Pigs Rule Over Us?

    02/14/2019 9:48:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | February 14, 2019 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    "During an interview on the Turkey-based MB-affiliated Channel 9 TV, Libyan researcher Dr. Ali Al-Siba’i said that the Jihad that terrifies the world today was sanctioned by shari’a law in order to establish justice, and that humanity was relieved of oppression, exploitation, and plundering when Islam “spread its wings throughout the world.” He said that the Europeans and the Americans inherited their imperialist-colonialist mentality from the Romans, and that they can only be stopped by Muslims through the use of offensive Jihad. He also said: “Look who [Allah] has sent to rule over us – the Jews, whom the Quran...
  • CWA-66 Holds Memorial Service for Senior Chief Petty Officer Kent

    02/14/2019 6:12:35 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 9 replies
    Navy.mil ^ | 2/8/2019 5:45:00 PM | Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Julia A. Williams
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Feb. 8, 2019) Mourners bow their heads during the invocation at a memorial service for Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Feb. 8, 2019. Kent was killed in a bombing in Syria, Jan, 16, 2019, while supporting Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Julia A. Williams/Released) ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) -- Cryptologic Warfare Activity (CWA) 66 held a memorial service for Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland,...
  • Radicals Rally to Support Ilhan Omar’s Antisemitic Tweets — Will She Disown Them?

    Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, Feb. 7, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Jonathan Ernst / Files.Antisemitic sentiments and incidents continue to rise worldwide, particularly in the West. Sometimes this form of bigotry is perpetrated by far-right elements, other times at the hands of far-leftists and Islamists. It is rare to see both extremes unite for any cause except for their mutual disdain for Israel or Jews. It is even rarer to see them applaud and defend an American politician.But that is exactly what’s happening as Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s anti-Jewish tropes...
  • Suicide bomber targeting Iran’s Revolutionary Guard kills 27

    02/13/2019 3:56:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    AP ^ | AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL
    A suicide car bomber claimed by an al-Qaida-linked group attacked a bus carrying members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard paramilitary force Wednesday, killing at least 27 people and wounding 13 others, state media reported. Tehran immediately linked the attack in Iran’s restive southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province to an ongoing U.S.-led conference in Warsaw largely focused on Iran, just two days after the nation marked the 40th anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution. … Sistan and Baluchistan province, which lies on a major opium trafficking route, has seen occasional clashes between Iranian forces and Baluch separatists, as well as drug...
  • Chelsea Clinton defends Omar, says Trump never said sorry for ‘white nationalism’ embrace

    02/12/2019 11:11:15 PM PST · by knighthawk · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12 2019 | Edmund DeMarche
    Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday called out Vice President Mike Pence for saying that Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apology for earlier Twitter posts called anti-Semitic was "inadequate," and blasted President Trump for peddling hate. Clinton, who was critical of Omar's tweets, posting that "we should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism," but said on Tuesday that Trump is a "far more powerful person" and has never apologized "for his embrace of white nationalism & anti-Semitic & Islamophobic hate." Omar said she had no intention of offending anyone, including Jewish Americans, when she...
  • US warns Turkey against Venezuelan ‘blood gold’

    02/13/2019 8:04:22 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24 news) ^ | February 10-2019 08:49 PM | Laurie Mylroie
    WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – The US Treasury Department’s Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Marshall Billingslea, visited Turkey last week. His primary concern was enforcing sanctions on Iran, but while there, he warned Turkish business leaders against trading in Venezuelan “blood gold,” Bloomberg News reported on Friday. Venezuela has emerged as yet another point of dispute between Washington and Ankara, as the US recognizes National Assembly leader Juan Guaido, as the country’s legitimate president, and Turkey, along with Russia, China, and Iran, back Venezuelan strong man, Nicolas Maduro. Close ties between Ankara and Caracas are relatively new, dating back to...
  • Lyndon LaRouche, 1922-2019

    02/12/2019 8:54:12 PM PST · by Borges · 69 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | 2/12/2019
    The ultimate American politician and conspiracist is dead—at least according to Twitter. It's hard to know where to begin, really. This video summarizes LaRouche's thoughts on Walter Mondale and is as good a place as any to start. The waters run deep and wide; I cannot but suspect Prince Philip is pleased to outlive him.
  • Katie Hopkins in Israel: Jews have Israel, where will white Brits go to?

    02/12/2019 5:57:47 PM PST · by SJackson · 73 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 7, 2019 | Hagay Hacohen
    Jewish Agency official grants interview to the controversial British media personality as part of a film she's making about French and English Jewish immigrants to Israel. Controversial British media personality Katie Hopkins Tweeted on Tuesday that "as many Jews quit Europe in search of a safe place to call home I wonder...just where is it white Brits will escape to when we need a new place to call home?" Hopkins is currently in Israel to produce a film about British and French Jewish immigrants to Israel, as part of the filming she interviewed Jewish Agency official Yigal Palmor. "The decision...
  • House Dems will not strip Omar of her committee assignments: report

    02/11/2019 5:42:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    House Democrats reportedly will not strip Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) of her committee assignments after she apologized for tweets suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated to defend Israel by money. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Roll Call that "of course" Democrats would not strip Omar of committee assignments like Republicans did to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa.) after he questioned how terms like "white supremacy" became offensive. “I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer reportedly said. “She did apologize. The key will be that when we make a mistake like that, conscious or unconscious, that we don’t repeat it. That...
  • Galloping Growth of Madrasas in India

    02/11/2019 2:47:13 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    India Facts ^ | Monday, February 11, 2019 | Ram Ohri
    Image: http://indiafacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Galloping-Growth-of-Madrasas-1000x500.jpg Islam is hell-bent on re-conquering India. Post-independence through Madrasa multiplication Darul Uloom Deoband has laid a formidable siege to India. The task was facilitated by secularism-doped Hindus swearing by Pandit Nehru! The quantum jump in the number of madrasas from 88 in 1947 to five lakhs in 2006 across India is a mind boggling narrative of unremitting Islamic aggression. It has the potential to bring about tectonic changes in the future geopolitical developments across India -- including the much dreaded clash of civilizations! Unfortunately the secularism-trapped Indian government never tried to exercise any control over lakhs of madrasas...
  • Egypt Pumps Toxic Gas into Smuggling Tunnel, Killing Two Palestinians

    02/11/2019 4:16:51 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies
    Jpost ^ | 2/11/19 | Anna Ahronheim
    Two Palestinians died Monday and several others injured after Egyptian troops pumped toxic fumes into a smuggling tunnel stretching into the Sinai Peninsula from the Gaza Strip. The Hamas-run Gaza Interior Ministry was quoted by Wafa news as identifying the two as 39-year-old Hamas officer Abdul Hamid al-Aker, who was killed during a “security mission to inspect the tunnel,” and 28-year-old Sobhi Abu Qarshin. Abu Qarshin was said to have died during a rescue attempt. Several other security personnel were rescued by civil defense teams from inside the tunnel and were rushed to hospital, where they were described as being...
  • The Brutal Murder of a Jewish Teen-A glimpse into the horrific Palestinian practice of Pay for Slay

    02/11/2019 4:57:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 11, 2019 | Ari Lieberman
    When police and security forces discovered 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher in Jerusalem’s Ein Yael forest on Friday, she was already dead. Police noted that she was murdered in a brutal fashion having been stabbed at least 12 times in the chest and neck. There were other signs of brutality but in deference to police requests and the dignity of the Ansbacher family, I will refrain from noting them here. Needless to say, this was a barbaric crime even by Palestinian standards of barbarity. Forensic teams scoured the site for evidence and within 24 hours, there was a significant evidentiary breakthrough that...
  • Virginia Dems add anti-Semitism accusation to party's troubles (Ibraheem Samirah)

    02/09/2019 8:05:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/08/19 | Stephen Dinan
    Ibraheem Samirah, Democrats’ candidate in a special election for a state House seat later this month, apologized Friday for anti-Israel comments from earlier this decade, saying that while he made them, the fact that they are rising now is a “slander campaign.” Dr. Samirah, who was born in the U.S. but calls himself a “second-generation Palestinian refugee,” said he wrote the offending comments five years ago on Facebook, and says they were the musings of his college mind, which “I sincerely regret and apologize for.” “I am so sorry that my ill-chosen words added to the pain of the Jewish...
  • Chelsea Clinton Slams Democrat Ilhan Omar for Antisemitism

    02/10/2019 10:00:58 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/11/19 | Joel Pollak
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton called out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Sunday evening for using an anti-Jewish stereotype when she alleged that members of Congress had been paid to support Israel. Omar began by tweeting “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” in response to a comment by left-wing Israel critic Glenn Greenwald in which he lamented that Congress in general, and Republicans in particular, supported Israel. At no point did Omar acknowledge that what she had said was in any way antisemitic or offensive. Chelsea Clinton’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky, is Jewish.