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  • Surprise, Guess Who Is More Popular Than Obama?

    02/24/2018 5:17:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    On Friday, President Trump addressed the largest crowd of conservative activists in the history of CPAC. It was another memorable Trump speech, listing his many accomplishments and encouraging the crowd to support Republican candidates in the mid-term elections. For 80 minutes, the President discussed an array of issues such as tax cuts, judicial appointments, immigration and the strong economy. To the delight of the crowd, Trump claimed that “we have got seven years to go folks.” Of course, this did not thrill the President’s many enemies in the national news media. MSNBC’s Ali Veshi said the President’s speech was similar...
  • Saudi, UAE, Qatari leaders to visit Trump in March, April

    02/24/2018 7:04:51 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 1 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | Feb 24, 2018 | staff
    Senior Saudi, Emirati and Qatari leaders will meet with US President Donald Trump in the next couple of months, Reuters reports US officials as saying, amid efforts by Washington to try to resolve a dispute between the Gulf neighbors. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani are all planning to have bilateral visits with Trump in March and April, a senior US official said. The agenda will include setting up a Gulf Cooperation Council summit, the official said, which...
  • 10 More Countries In Talks To Move Embassies To Jerusalem

    02/24/2018 7:30:59 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    INN ^ | Saturday, February 24, 2018 | unattributed
    Israel is currently holding talks with 10 different nations over the possible relocation of their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely revealed Thursday... Hotovely told American Jewish leaders that Israel is currently engaged in talks with 10 different countries regarding the relocation of their embassies... Hotovely also discussed the politicization of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and the Palestinian Authority leadership's use of what Hotovely termed "fake refugees" as a political weapon against Israel. "For the first time, the Israeli leadership is no longer willing...
  • Syria war: UN Security Council truce vote delayed

    02/23/2018 6:51:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/23/2018 | BBC
    The UN Security Council is struggling to agree a resolution seeking a ceasefire in Syria and has put back a vote until Saturday. The vote has already been delayed several times since Thursday. Russia wanted changes to the draft that calls for a 30-day calm to allow for aid deliveries and medical evacuations. Western diplomats have accused Russia, Syria's key ally, of stalling for more time. France said failure to act may spell the of the UN itself...... Commenting on Friday evening, US President Donald Trump pointed the finger of blame firmly at Syria and its allies, Russia and Iran,...
  • Abbas threatens U.S. with 'terrorists' (send money or else)

    02/23/2018 5:21:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    President Trump hasn’t been pleased with the Palestinians’ refusal to consider compromises to achieve Middle East peace. So he’s decided to withhold tens of millions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer funding from the Palestinian Authority. And what answer does he get? The threat of terrorism. Bloomberg reported the recent threat to the United Nations Security Council from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who also demanded that Trump designate Jerusalem, which the president recognized in December as Israel’s capital, as a capital for “Palestine.” Abbas, who renewed a demand for a conference this year to seek a Mideast accord, has warned...
  • Cape Town May Dry Up Because of an Aversion to Israel

    02/22/2018 4:17:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 2*21*18 | Seth M. Siegel
    Cape Town, South Africa, July 9 “Day Zero.” That’s when water taps throughout the city are expected to go dry before Israel declared statehood in 1948, its leaders focused on water security as closely as they did military preparedness. Israel is in the fifth year of drought, today citizens can reliably count on abundant water. Cape Town another story. reservoirs began receding more than two years ago. This problem turned into a crisis because of subsidy-distorted water pricing, inefficient irrigation, and a lack of desalination facilities and a long-term plan. In 2016 officials from Israel’s Foreign Ministry recognized the problem...
  • New US Embassy in Jerusalem Will Open in May 2018 to Celebrate Israel's 70th Anniversary

    02/23/2018 8:34:28 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    CBN News ^ | 2/23/2018 | CBN Newsroom
    Officials tell the Associated Press that the new US Embassy in Jerusalem will open much earlier than some had predicted. They're working to make the move by May 2018 in celebration of Israel's 70th anniversary.
  • Media Propagates Abbas’ Historical Lies

    02/23/2018 4:37:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2*23*18 | Sean Durns
    In a long, rambling February 20, 2018, speech before the UN Security Council, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas fed fables to his audience — and continued to attack Israel’s legitimacy. The speech marked the third time in two months that Abbas has publicly distorted history, and shifted blame for the lack of a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And once again, Abbas had a key ally: An uncritical press, seemingly determined to present the Palestinian leader in the best possible light. In his opening remarks before the Security Council, Abbas claimed that Palestinians “are the descendants of the Canaanites...
  • Abbas: Results of medical checks are 'positive and assuring' [Baltimore]

    02/23/2018 4:29:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 23, 2018 | Adam Rasgon
    Abbas, 82, will be returning to the West Bank on Friday after what officials described as "ordinary" checks in the US city of Baltimore. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said he received “positive and assuring” results for medical examinations he underwent at hospital in the United States The PA president underwent routine medical checks on Thursday at a hospital in Maryland, according to a Palestinian official. “Praise God all of the results are positive and assuring,” Abbas said in an interview with official PA television. The Wafa report did not provide details about which examinations Abbas underwent. Abbas...
  • Lebanese Journalist: 100 Years After Balfour Declaration, Arabs Have Failed, Israel Has Excelled

    02/22/2018 3:58:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2*21*18 | Karam Al-Hilu
    In a Nov. 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, published in the London-based daily Al-Hayat, Lebanese journalist Karam Al-Hilu compared the meager accomplishments of the Arab world in the past century with those of the rest of the countries, particularly Israel. He noted that Israel’s supremacy in the areas of science, economy, society and politics is the source of its strength, as well as the source of Arab failure in confronting it. The following are excerpts from his article:[1] “A century after the Balfour Declaration . . . the Arabs have not managed to build...
  • CDU spokesman Hardt calls on Turkey to withdraw from Afrin

    02/22/2018 7:48:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    ANF News (Berlin) ^ | Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018, 14:25 | ANF BERLIN
    A spokesman for Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic Union called Turkey to withdraw its forces from Afrin on Wednesday. < Speaking to Deutschlandfunk radio Jürgen Hardt said he could only "urge" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "to end the operation in northern Syria”. Describing Turkey’s actions against YPG in Afrin as “not proportional” Hardt advised Turkey to “focus on securing the Turkish-Syrian border”. The Turkish government is, therefore "well advised to withdraw quickly from this mission now". The federal government had withheld criticism of the Turkish attacks on Afrin for a long time. On Tuesday evening, the Foreign Office called on...
  • Police Have Tape of Telecom Mogul Pushing for Positive Netanyahu News Coverage

    02/22/2018 5:58:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2/22/2018 | Haaretz
    Walla news site CEO Ilan Yeshua recorded Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch pressing him to tilt the site's coverage in favor of the prime minister and his family, report says The police reportedly have a tape of Israeli telecom mogul Shaul Elovitch pushing for positive coverage of Benjamin Netanyahu on his company's news site, the latest thorn in the prime minister's side as he tried to deflect claims that he offered a quid pro quo for positive news coverage. According to the daily Yedioth Ahronoth Thursday, the CEO of the Walla news site has given the police recordings in which Elovitch,...
  • No, the $1.7 billion Obama forked over to Iran wasn't 'its own money'

    02/22/2018 9:14:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2018 | Monica Showalter
    When President Obama's official portrait by Kehinde Wiley came out, its easily manipulated vector graphics made it an easy target for parodies and satires.  The funniest one, passed around from viewer to viewer, on Facebook, was by an unknown satirist here. Or here: It's funny because it says something so true about President Obama and his much vaunted Iran deal with the mullahs, which is the single foreign policy element of his legacy he and his minions defend hardest.  The mullahs rolled in cash as a result of rolling Obama and his gullible team over the deal, knowing that Obama was desperate for...
  • US Embassy 'UNDER ATTACK' by grenade throwing assailant in Montenegro

    02/22/2018 8:42:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | UPDATED: 15:34, Thu, Feb 22, 2018 | By Dan Falvey and Chloe Kerr
    A US Embassy in Montenegro has been blasted with a grenade by an unnamed attacker who then blew himself up with a second device, American officials have confirmed. The attack in the capital city of Podgorica happened just before midnight last night. The embassy was closed at the time of the incident. Montenegro's government confirmed an unknown assailant threw the grenade into the embassy compound and then blew himself up with another explosive device. There are no deaths except of the attacker. The New York Times reported a witness saw the man throw the object over the wall at around...
  • Turkey Mulls Talks to Avoid War As Russia and U.S. Allies Chant 'One Syria'

    02/22/2018 7:37:19 AM PST · by NorseViking · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Tom O'Connor
    Turkey has raised the possibility of opening a new dialogue with Syria as its supporters threatened to join Kurds in resisting a Turkish invasion in the northwestern district of Afrin. Ankara initially denied Tuesday that a massive convoy of fighters supportive of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad— an ally of both Russia and Iran—entered the Kurd-held enclave and later claimed that Turkish airstrikes turned the incoming forces back. Videos surfaced of pro-Syrian government and Kurdish fighters chanting "one Syria," in celebration of an alliance that Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Wednesday would have "serious consequences" for...
  • 'Patriotic alliance' against Soros and Europe's Islamization

    02/22/2018 6:52:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/2/18 | Mordechai Sones
    Viktor Orbán has called for "patriotic" EU countries to assist Hungary's fight against globalism, reported Brietbart's Virginia Hale. “Dark clouds are gathering over Europe because of immigration,” Hungary's Prime Minister warned in Budapest on Sunday, at the nation’s annual State of the Union Address. “Nations will cease to exist, the West will fall, while Europe won’t even realize it's been invaded,” he said, declaring that “Christianity is Europe’s last hope” against rising Islamization taking place on the continent. “Absurd as it may sound, the danger we face comes from the West, from politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris,” he said,...
  • Infidel Women: Islam’s “Spoils of War”

    02/22/2018 5:36:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 22, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    If good Muslim women are seen and treated as possessions, how are infidel women seen and treated? Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.Reprinted from the Gatestone Institute.  One of the greatest but overlooked (or ignored) fact concerning Islamic aggression and violence around the world is that non-Muslim women tend to be its greatest victims.  According to a January report dealing with the Muslim persecution of Christians, “The most significant findings were that Christian women are among the most violated in the world, in maybe a way that we haven’t seen before.”  Six women were raped...
  • Illinois: Pro-Hijab Propaganda on Billboards-Courtesy of a Hamas-linked Muslim group [worn by Mary]

    02/22/2018 5:16:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 21, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Chicago’s WGN reported Monday that “a local Islamic group launched a billboard campaign Monday to educate people about the hijab, the headscarf that’s often worn by Muslim women. The billboards are the first of their kind in the country, designed by a group called GainPeace, which encourages non-Muslims to call the organization and ask questions to gain a better understanding of why women wear the hijab. The billboards draw a similarity to the Christian religion where Mary is considered the mother of Jesus. She also wore a hijab.” As if that weren’t enough smooth deception for one day, the...
  • Abbas Tells Trump He Won't Stop Giving American Money to Terrorists

    08/29/2017 8:58:13 PM PDT · by Lera · 36 replies
    Israel Today ^ | August 29, 2017 | Israel Today Staff
    Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has rejected American demands that he stop using foreign financial aid to pay stipends and salaries to the families of jailed Palestinian terrorists. Abbas met last week with US envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt as part of President Donald Trump's efforts to restart Middle East peace talks. According to Israeli journalists present at the meeting, Kushner, who is Trump's son-in-law, reiterated the long-standing demand that the Palestinian Authority not reward terrorism with financial gain. Congress has repeatedly threatened to halt all foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority over the payments to jailed terrorists, nearly all...
  • Report: PA President Abbas Fuming Over Jared Kushner Demand to Stop Paying Terrorists

    06/23/2017 9:16:06 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 86 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/23/2017 | BREITBART JERUSALEM
    The Times of Israel reports: A meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and senior White House official Jared Kushner reportedly left the Palestinian leader fuming and refusing to agree to watered-down demands that Ramallah cut off payments for some convicted terrorists and their families. According to Palestinian sources quoted in Hebrew and Arabic media Friday, Abbas and his advisers accused the US of taking Israel’s side and refused a demand to stop paying salaries to several hundred prisoners serving time for the most serious crimes. Kushner, who is US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, met...