Monday, November 30, 2015


Russia arms Su-34s with air-to-air missiles in Syria for 1st time  Russian Su-34 bombers, additionally equipped with air-to-air missiles, have set out on their first mission in Syria, said Igor Klimov, spokesman for the Russian Air Force. 

The local legends fighting ISIS  Heroes to many in Syria and Iraq, three men "all belonging to different factions" have also become symbols. Meet Rambo, the Preacher, and the Tiger. 

Iraqi PM: We don't need more US troops to fight ISIS  Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi contradicts US Senators' claims he requested number of US troops increased from 3,550 to 10,000. 

Why are exorcisms still so popular?  At Texas State University, I teach an honors course called "Demonology, Possession, and Exorcism."

Turkey 'won't apologise' for downing Russia jet  Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said Turkey will not apologise for bringing down a Russian jet on the Syrian border. 

'Israel sees no sign that terror wave subsiding, IDF prepared for escalation'  Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon says ongoing Palestinian terrorism and incitement to violence threaten the survivability of the Palestinian Authority. 

Netanyahu, Abbas break ice and shake hands at climate change conference  It was the leaders' first face to face exchange since 2010. 

Anonymous follows through in cyber war on ISIS  Hacktivists from Anonymous off-shoot that targets Islamic extremist groups reportedly took over the Isdarat website after it appeared on the so-called "dark web." 

Pope Francis: 'Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters'  Pope Francis has told worshippers in a mosque in the Central African Republic that "Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters".. 

Declaring 'new beginning,' EU, Turkey seal migrant deal  In return for helping stem flow of migrants to Europe, Ankara will receive 3 billion Euros in aid for Syrian refugees in the country, visa-free travel, and renewed talks on joining the European Union.

Saturday, November 28, 2015


* "Deadliest terror group in the world": The West's latest gift to Africa  Nigeria's Boko Haram is now officially the deadliest terror group in the world. 

Putin 'fully mobilized' to tackle threat from Turkey, says Kremlin  "The circumstances are unprecedented. The gauntlet thrown down to Russia is unprecedented. So naturally the reaction is in line with this threat." 

'Allahu Akbar' is the number 1 song on UK charts  The dance track, which features the Islamic call has skyrocketed to the top of Spotify's UK music charts, and has continued to spread onto other European charts. 

* "Syria is dead, Israel must prepare," top defense official warns  Amos Gilad says Bashar Assad's grip on his country is failing and it has become 'a land without rule'. 

WATCH: Israel successfully launches new naval missile defense system  IDF holds first operational test of 'Barak 8,' aimed to deflect Hezbollah weapons, as all eyes turn to more powerful Russian S-400. 

Is political correctness over Islam and 'refugees' putting lives in danger?  The European psyche on migration appears to have been caught off guard by the sheer pace of events. 

Turkey-Russia jet downing: Erdogan 'saddened' over plane  Turkey's president has said he is "saddened" by the downing of a Russian combat jet by Turkish forces on the Syrian border last Tuesday. 

Paris climate summit: world leaders told to iron out differences before talks end  France steps up diplomatic efforts to get consensus on a global deal six days before official talks conclude. 

Turkey: Wrong Partner to Fight Terror  Racism is bad, no doubt. But it cannot be the reason why jihadists kill "infidels," including fellow Muslims in Muslim lands. 

Lukewarm US Attacks on ISIS Accompanied by Phony Video  Russia seems bent on revenge as airstrikes continue to pound Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Syria, while the United States' efforts appear lukewarm in comparison.

Friday, November 27, 2015


* "Commercial scale" oil smuggling into Turkey becomes priority target of anti-ISIS strikes - Islamic State’s daring and impudent oil smuggling into Turkey should become a high-priority target in order to cripple the terrorist group, President Putin said, backed by French President Francois Hollande.

* Putin: Erdogan Supporting Extremists, Forcing Islamization of Turkey - Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! - Isaiah 5:20

* World Health Organization: HIV In Europe At All Time High... Migrant "High Risk" - Europe has seen 142,000 new infections of HIV this year, the virus which causes AIDS — the highest number in one year ever.

* Erdogan warns Putin "not to play with fire" - Relations between the former Cold War antagonists are at their worst in recent memory after Turkey shot down the jet near the Syrian border on Monday.

* Think twice before teaming up with Putin in Syria - The plot continues to thicken in the great power game being played out over the Syrian conflict.

* Coptic Pope Tawadros’s Jerusalem visit "will create huge firestorm in Egypt" - First Coptic papal visit since 1832 expected to boost Egyptian pilgrimages.

* France, Russia eyeing united front against ISIS - The leaders differ over the fate of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

* Israel to open representative mission in UAE - Foreign Ministry confirms Israel to work in Abu Dhabi to find source of renewable energy, despite longstanding official enmity.

* CNN wipes Israel off the map - CNN sparked outrage this week after posting a news article on its website in which Israel was literally wiped off the map.

* "Assad won when Russia's plane went down" - Experts agree Assad received a boon in the Turkey-Russia spat, as Putin went from being Erdogan's friend to his enemy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Russia: S-400 to be deployed in Syria 'soon'  Advanced air defense system will be able to shoot down targets in Israel, too. 

Analysis: Turkey's 'brinkmanship' move with Russia  And when Putin threatens, not only Turkey, but also the US and NATO should be concerned. 

Islamic State Radicalizes 'Thousands' in United States  Report finds that terrorist group''has the necessary supporters in place and the financial means to carry out' attack in America. 

Khamenei: Iran to back Palestinians 'in any way' possible  Iranian supreme leader throws supports behind uprising of Palestinian attacks against Israel. 

Syria: The world's most contested airspace  Fourteen air forces operate in the congested airspace above Syria, a factor which has given rise to regional challenges, and may possibly lead to more clashes and border violations. 

Report: US officials blame Turkey for overreacting to minor violation of airspace  CBS News reports that US officials think downing of Russian plane that made brief incursion into Syrian airspace was unnecessary. 

French lawmakers vote to extend air strikes in Syria  After Paris attacks, French MPs approve motion to prolong strikes against ISIS, as PM Hollande tries to rally support in US, Germany. 

Report: Israel helped thwart massive terror attack in Germany  According to German media, Israeli intelligence provided information on bomb attacks planned for soccer stadium in Hanover. 

'There is no future for Jews in Europe'  Brussels chief rabbi describes fear in the streets following terror attacks, says he understands why Jews leaving the EU in droves. 

Juncker: Euro does not make sense without Schengen  Europe's single currency would come under threat if the Schengen visa-free travel zone fails, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday, in his first speech to the European Parliament since the attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Turkey downing of Russia jet 'stab in the back' - Putin  Russian President Vladimir Putin has bitterly condemned the downing of a Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border. 

Putin: Russia will not tolerate such crimes as attack against its Sukhoi-24 plane  According to the president, the attack against Su-24 plane in Syria goes beyond normal struggle against terrorism, and it is "a stab in Russia's back" delivered by "terrorism accomplices". 

What are the implications of Turkey downing Russian jet?  Analysis: Russia's aggressive, unilateralist policies made such an incident almost inevitable - but will Moscow now move to deescalate? 

Silent Night Played While Abortion Performed on ABC Show  The producers of ABC's popular prime time drama Scandal, decided to include shocking imagery of baby killing, as well as audio promoting anti-family propaganda, in their winter finale episode titled, "Baby It's Cold Outside." 

Dystopia now: NY trains decked with Nazi symbols The promotional campaign for a new TV show, 'The Man in the High Castle,' has resulted in Nazi insignias being plastered over seats in New York subway trains, causing outrage on social media. 

US backs Turkey over downing of Russian jet  US military says Turkey warned Russian jet 10 times before shooting it down, but can't confirm which side of the border it was on. 

Brussels clampdown to last another week but schools to reopen on Wednesday  Brussels remains on high alert this Tuesday after the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel cited a 'serious and imminent' threat that justifies keeping the highest alert level operational for at least another week. 

Abbas: Israel changing Temple Mount status quo, executing Palestinians  In statement to UN, PA president repeats charges vociferously denied by Jerusalem; Erekat makes similar claims ahead of Kerry visit. 

Islamic State Plans Suicide Aircraft Strikes in Iraq  Islamic State terrorists are seeking experts to repair captured military aircraft for future use in suicide attacks against U.S. and allied forces in Iraq. 

Egypt and Israel fight efforts to reduce peacekeeping troops in the Sinai  There have been concerns about the safety of the almost 1,900 peacekeepers after six were wounded in September by a roadside bomb.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Israel braces for annual UN bashing over Palestinians  Pro-Palestinian resolutions to include condemning West Bank settlements and blaming Jewish state for all violence. 

German Jews warn: Syrian migrants bring Jew hatred  Central Council of Jews calls to limit migrant influx, warning 'they come from cultures where anti-Semitism and intolerance is integral.' 

Report: Russian ground troops arrive in Syria in unprecedented military action  The Kuwaiti report adds that Russian forces have already taken over multiple strategic positions and have forced numerous rebel battalions to retreat. 

Putin arrives in Iran as Russia eases nuclear export ban to Islamic Republic  The decision follows a landmark deal between six world powers and Tehran in July, under which Iran agreed to long-term curbs on its suspected nuclear program. 

Brussels on high alert as police lock capital down  Brussels will remain at the highest possible alert level Monday, with schools, universities and metros closed over a "serious and imminent" threat of attacks similar to those that struck Paris, the Belgian prime minister said. 

Paris attacks: France launches anti-IS strikes from carrier  France has launched its first missions against Islamic State (IS) militants from its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, military sources said. 

New Israeli system protects planes from missile attack  Elbit successfully tests Directed Infrared Countermeasure, which protects planes from MANPAD ground-to-air heat seeking missiles. 

Visiting Tehran, Putin begins transfer of S-300  Russia has begun supplying long-range S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Iran, president announces during Tehran visit. 

New Palestinian propaganda video: 'Death to the settler'  Video shows armed masked Palestinians executing an actor portraying a Jewish settler, and encourages the return to suicide terror attacks. 

Gangs of New York: Sicilian mafia offers Big Apple protection from 'psychopathic' ISIS  The son of a New York mob boss has given Islamic State a stark warning, saying if they are planning any attacks in New York, they will have to contend with the Sicilian mafia. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015


IN PICTURES: Thousands of Iranian soldiers stage mock siege of Temple Mount  Constructing a plastic replica of the al-Aksa Mosque and Dome of the Rock, Iranian media reports tens of thousands of soldiers staged exercises dubbed 'Towards the Holy City." 

Syria crisis: Massive Russian air strikes on 'IS targets'  Russia says it has intensified its air raids on what it calls "terrorist" targets in Syria and raised to 69 the number of its aircraft there. 

Brussels terror alert based on fears of 'Paris-style attack'  Belgian PM Charles Michel says Brussels has been placed on its highest level of terror alert in response to information about the risk of an attack like the one in Paris last week. 

Islamic State Employs New Tactics to Plot Attacks  Terrorist group thwarting Western intelligence, militaries through encrypted communications, control of Middle East resources. 

ISIS threatens White House in new video  Officials in Washington examining veracity of latest ISIS video, in which the group threatens the White House. 

Israel shuts down Palestinian radio station in Hebron for incitement  "The al-Khalil radio station has repeatedly broadcasted content which promotes and encourages terror," IDF says. 

Study estimates Israel's nuclear weapon count stands at 115  Report by US based institute estimates Israel produced 660 kilograms of plutonium in 50 years. 

Anti-Israel events skyrocket on US campuses  New ADL report reveals universities hosting ever more BDS events, and are even sponsoring many of them. 

Yaakov, the Temple and the Temple Mount  When will the day come that we truly appreciate the holiness of Har Habayit? 

Mali hotel attack: Hunt for three suspects  Malian security forces are hunting three suspects connected to the attack on a hotel in the capital, Bamako, on Friday, in which 19 were killed.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


* Russian strategic bombers hit ISIS positions with cruise missiles, smart bombs (VIDEO) - Russia’s Defense Ministry has released new videos of retribution attacks on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) with strategic bombers launching smart bombs and cruise missiles.

* "ISIS branch" seeking to produce chemical weapons - Iraq and US intel - Islamic State has a branch devoted to creating chemical weapons, AP reports, citing Iraqi and US officials. Earlier, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls also warned that Islamic State could potentially use chemical or biological weapons in its attacks.

* Russia, France push UN resolutions fighting ISIS - Islamic State has a branch devoted to creating chemical weapons, AP reports, citing Iraqi and US officials. Earlier, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls also warned that Islamic State could potentially use chemical or biological weapons in its attacks.

* Paris attacks: "Ringleader" Abdelhamid Abaaoud killed in raid - The suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was among those killed in a French police raid on Wednesday, prosecutors say.

* French Emergency Services Stockpile Sarin Gas Antidote In Preparation For Chemical Warfare With ISIS - The suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was among those killed in a French police raid on Wednesday, prosecutors say.

* Syria crisis: Assad says no transition while "terrorists" remain - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has said a political process to end the country's bloody civil war cannot begin while it is occupied by "terrorists".

* Abbas's Fatah: All Israelis are Nazis - Fatah takes to cartoons in demonizing Jews, after same official who stated 'right' to murder Jews compares Netanyahu to Hitler.

* Abbas's Fatah: Murdering Israelis is our "right" - Top Fatah official at rally lauding Old City stabber declares 'right' to cause 'Israeli women to cry'; PA puts up memorial to the murderer.

* IAEA: Iran increased stock of uranium - Iran's stockpile of of low-enriched uranium has spiked in the last three months; Diplomat: increase is a normal fluctuation.

* Explosive vest & Times Square: New ISIS propaganda video threatens NY - Islamic State has released a new video threatening attacks on New York – the footage shows images of Times Square, crowds of tourists and a suicide bomber making an explosive vest and apparently preparing for an assault on the "Big Apple".

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Iran's Basij Commander: Israel, not ISIS behind Paris attacks In ironic echo of European officials, Iranian general says Israel to blame: 'Write Israel instead of ISIS to decode France attacks.'

Islamic State releases photo of improvised Russian plane bomb Islamic State's magazine posted a photo on Wednesday of what it said was the improvised bomb that brought down the Russian airliner over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last month.

Iraqi-Kurdish leader says Paris attacks a 'wake-up call' The head of intelligence and security in Iraqi Kurdistan has said he hopes last Friday's attacks in Paris will act as a wake-up call to Western powers.

Fighters, civilians in IS 'capital' Raqqa gird for massive onslaught Jihadis dig in and residents fear being caught in crossfire ahead of expected invasion of Islamic State stronghold by Kurds and others.

Like It or Not, Paris and Jerusalem are Connected In the wake of the ISIS attack on Paris, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that "militant Islamic terrorism attacks our societies because it wants to destroy our civilization," which is why "all terrorism must be condemned and fought equally with unwavering determination." 

Biggest Jewish event ever: 5 million to pray together This coming Sunday, group hopes to get five million people all over the world to say the 'Tikun Haklali' together.

Air strikes on IS stronghold of Raqqa 'kill 33 militants' Air strikes by France and other nations on the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa in Syria since Sunday have killed at least 33 militants, activists say.

Netanyahu, Putin to discuss Syria at UN summit PM offers condolences to Russian president over Sinai plane attack; leaders agree to discuss Syrian conflict later this month.

Boko Haram kills more people than ISIS as total hits historic high Fatalities from terrorism are at a record high now with just two groups, Boko Haram and Islamic State responsible for half of them, a new report showed. The Nigerian militants kill more people than their Iraqi-Syrian allies.

Netanyahu: 'We have to fight terrorism, like we fought the Nazis' Prime minister speaks at Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference, saying it is "ridiculous" to blame the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the turmoil in the region.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


* Russia acknowledges "act of terror" brought down plane in Sinai - Russian security chief finally agrees with assessments of Western intelligence organizations that Metrojet crash was 'terror act.'

* Fatah cartoons: Israel behind Paris terror ‎attacks that killed 129 - Today, Fatah posted two cartoons that reiterate the Palestinian libel that Israel is behind the Paris terror attacks that killed at least 129 people.

* The evolution of ISIS - Experts analyze what new strikes against Russia and France mean regarding how the jihadist group operates and communicates abroad.

* EU activates mutual defense clause for France - EU member states agreed Tuesday (17 November) to grant military assistance to France following Friday's terror attacks in Paris.

* Long-range bombers to fly anti-ISIS missions from Russia, Putin orders Navy to work with France - Russia has deployed its fleet of strategic bombers to double the volume of airstrikes on Islamist targets in Syria.

* Jordan's King Abdullah: We are facing a Third World War - "The atrocious Paris attacks shows that scourge of terrorism can strike anywhere and any time," monarch says.

* China nearly triples number of supercomputers, report says - China has almost tripled its number of supercomputers, according to a reputable list of the world's most powerful machines.

* PA music video: Nothing beats "martyrdom" shooting attacks - Watch: Official PA TV runs new song urging Arabs to shoot Jews because "there is nothing more beautiful than martyrdom."

* Palestinians: Our Kids Have Right to Stone Jews - Earlier this month, Israel’s Knesset enacted a minimum prison term for minors who throw stones and firebombs at vehicles.

* Obama Administration Weighs Partnership with Russia Against Islamic State - CIA director: "We’ve been exchanging information" with Moscow, "needs to be enhanced".

Monday, November 16, 2015


ISIS threatens in new video: After Paris, Washington is next  "We swear that we will strike America at its center in Washington," ISIS declares in new video. 

Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande  France is committed to "destroying" the so-called Islamic State group after Friday's deadly attacks, President Francois Hollande has said. 

G20 vows joint security steps after Paris attacks; no new strategy on Syria  World leaders vowed tighter border controls, more intelligence sharing and a crackdown on terrorist financing after the Paris attacks, but there was little sign at a summit on Monday of a dramatic shift in strategy against Islamic State in Syria. 

Putin: ISIS financed from 40 countries, including G20 members  President Vladimir Putin says he's shared Russian intelligence data on Islamic State financing with his G20 colleagues: the terrorists appear to be financed from 40 countries, including some G20 member states. 

Hollande announces security pact, calls for military assistance  "France is at war" was the first sentence of President Francois Hollande's speech to an exceptional sitting of both houses of the French parliament in Versailles Monday afternoon (16 November). 

WATCH: Anonymous declares war on IS in wake of Paris attacks  ‚"Get ready for a multitude of cyber attacks," warns video in French. "Anonymous everywhere is going to hunt you down". 

Iran vows to intercept Islamic State on its borders  Senior Iranian army commander vows 'decisive action' against jihadists crossing borders from Iraq or Afghanistan. 

Take a stand against global terror?  The recent terror attacks in France in the "City of Lights" has shaken not only Europe but the entire world. 

Israeli ambassador to Washington: Confront ISIS in Syria or face consequences in Europe, US  Israel‚Äôs Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer links Paris attacks to the terror that Israel has been combating from Palestinian adversaries like Hamas. 

French imam on day of Paris attacks: Muslims should rule France  Disturbing sermon just hours before Paris attacks reveals how far extremists have penetrated the French Muslim community.

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Paris attacks: Hollande blames Islamic State for 'act of war'  The near-simultaneous attacks in Paris that killed at least 128 people were an "act of war" organised by the Islamic State (IS) militant group, French President Francois Hollande says. 

World leaders pledge solidarity with France in wake of deadly terror attack  "Our hearts go out to the French people and to all those who lost loved ones. We stand with you, united," UK Prime Minister David Cameron said. 

ISIS claims responsibility for Paris terror attacks  Islamic State releases an official statement. 

Russia said to deploy advanced missile system in Syria  Report claims Moscow put S-400 missile battery in Latakia, capable of hitting targets 400 kilometers away. 

Syria talks in Vienna overshadowed by Paris massacre  World and regional powers will discuss the Syrian peace process in Vienna on Saturday, as the world struggles to cope with the terrorist attacks in Paris. Islamic State, one of the key players in the Syrian conflict, claims responsibility for the crime. 

Russia heightens security following Paris attack, ISIS threats  "In light of the new threats, the entire national security network has been put on high alert," Russia's Anti-Terrorist Committee said in a statement. 

Iran trying to set up its own terror group in Gaza  With Hezbollah as its model, Al-Sabirin recruiting an initial intended force of 400, Israel's Channel 2 reports. 

Tony Blair kicks off solo Mideast peace mission  Former British prime minister says he'll be putting his 8 years of diplomacy to work to help 'so many' positive things happen. 

Jordanian officials arrive to set stage for Temple Mount cameras  Officials from Ministry of Religious Endowments to inspect technical side of setting up CCTV system on holy site. 

Battle for Sinjar: IS-held town in Iraq 'liberated'  Kurdish fighters have regained control of the strategic Iraqi town of Sinjar which had been held by Islamic State (IS) militants since last year.

Friday, November 13, 2015


Russia deploys missile system able to hit Tel Aviv planes Moscow places S-400 'Growlers' in Syria's Latakia base, in an escalation that places Ben-Gurion Airport within range.

Islamic State threatens Russia: 'You will pay the price' In video celebrating downing of Russian plane in Sinai, an Islamic State militant warns Putin in fluent Russian that the organization is coming after the country and its citizens.

Jordanian officials arrive to set stage for Temple Mount cameras Officials from Ministry of Religious Endowments to inspect technical side of setting up CCTV system on holy site

'Jihadi John': US 'reasonably certain' strike killed IS militant US forces have carried out a drone strike in Syria against the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John".

Battle for Sinjar: IS-held town in Iraq 'liberated' Kurdish fighters have regained control of the strategic Iraqi town of Sinjar which had been held by Islamic State (IS) militants since last year.

Report: Government may resume Ethiopian aliya 'They must be brought to Israel and reunited with their families. They are undivided part of our community,' says MK Abraham Naguise.

ISIS claims suicide bombings that killed dozens in Beirut At least 43 people were killed and more than 240 wounded in the two suicide bomb blasts.

Tony Blair kicks off solo Mideast peace mission Former British prime minister says he'll be putting his 8 years of diplomacy to work to help 'so many' positive things happen

A peek at Hitler's final hours, from the 'living corpses' in his bunker Premiering Monday in English, "The Day Hitler Died" features rare interviews conducted by a Nuremberg trials judge with the Nazi dictator's confidants

Ukraine gives equal rights to gay workers, to please Brussels  Fight for LGBTI equality needs political will and activist spirit.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


* Assad's Opponents Dismiss Russian Ideas For Solving Crisis - Syrian opposition figures and Gulf commentators dismissed on Wednesday a Russian draft proposal for a process to solve the Syrian crisis, saying Moscow’s aim was to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power and marginalize dissenting voices.

* "Hezbollah weapons warehouses were the target of Wednesday's Israeli airstrikes in Syria" - Arab media reports airstrikes that were attributed to Israel damaged military outposts on the outskirts of Damascus airport.

* Blair: Hamas can be brought around on Israel - Syrian opposition figures and Gulf commentators dismissed on Wednesday a Russian draft proposal for a process to solve the Syrian crisis, saying Moscow’s aim was to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power and marginalize dissenting voices.

* Islamic State video threatens attacks inside Russia "very soon" - "Soon, very soon, the blood will spill like an ocean," ISIS threatens in revenge for airstrikes on its fighters in Syria.

* Hamas: We'll provide resources to Jerusalem terrorists - Islamists in Gaza have decided to concentrated their attacks on Israel via compatriots in Judea and Samaria.

* Russia reveals giant nuclear torpedo in state TV "leak" - The Kremlin says secret plans for a Russian long-range nuclear torpedo - called "Status-6" - should not have appeared on Russian TV news.

* Krekar "jihadist network" targeted in Europe terror raids - Police have targeted 17 people in raids in several European countries connected to a suspected jihadist network.

* Battle for Sinjar: Kurds "advance on IS-held Iraqi town" - Kurdish forces say they are making progress in a major offensive they have launched against Islamic State (IS) militants in Sinjar in northern Iraq.

* Hezbollah has 150,000 missiles pointed at Israel - Updated Israeli assessment shows Iran terror proxy has far more firepower than thought, and has been arming despite Syria war.

* Government set to approve final wave of Ethiopian aliyah - Some 9,000 Ethiopians, many with relatives already in Israel, have been waiting in Addis Ababa and Gondar to make aliyah since late 2010.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


PM: EU 'should be ashamed of itself' for settlement labeling  Netanyahu says Europe is singling out Israel, promises economy will withstand decision; PLO welcomes move but says it doesn't go far enough. 

Op-Ed: Labeling Jewish goods: then and now  The EU's decision to label Jewish goods from Judea and Samaria coincides almost to the day with the anniversary of Kristallnacht. What an unhappy, yet utterly appropriate coincidence. 

ISIS in Sinai threatens to attack Israel  Director of MEMRI Terror Monitor: This video should be taken seriously, but needs to be put into proportion. 

We won't give up Temple Mount, Israeli rabbis tell Obama  Some 70 religious Zionist rabbis and educators issue a petition directed at the Israeli and American leaders, stating that the Jewish ownership of the holy site preceded the existence of Islam. 

Israel: EU decision to label settlement products may harm ties with Brussels  Foreign Ministry summons the European Union's Ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, to explain the decision. 

'Most distant' Solar System object spied  Astronomers have identified the most distant object yet in the Solar System. 

Syria conflict: Russia 'peace plan' revealed ahead of key summit  A Russian document circulating at the United Nations has proposed a constitutional reform process in Syria, lasting 18 months, to be followed by presidential elections. 

Nazi resurgence: Bizarre clog-wearing Hitler cult on rise in rural Germany  BIZARRE clog-wearing neo-Nazi's are attempting to take over small villages in Germany in a bid to build a Fourth Reich. 

UN marks 40 years since voting 'Zionism is racism'  UN chief Ban Ki-moon will attend ceremony to mark anniversary of 'anti-Semitic' resolution famously torn up by Chaim Herzog. 

Netanyahu: 'Jerusalem and Temple Mount problem is insoluble'  Netanyahu also apologizes for perceived anti-Arab comments he made in the run-up to Israel's last general election.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


* China Quietly Expands Military Influence in Africa - Beijing eyeing base in region vital to U.S. counterterrorism operations.

* Opinion: For Zion's Sake: Let the two-state solution stay dead - Like the UN partition resolution of 1947, a two-state solution is unimplementable due to Arab hostility to Israel.

* Obama Admin: Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Not A Terror Group - Iran is foremost state sponsor of terror.

* Putin: New weapons to penetrate US missile defense - Putin reveals he started deploying new weapons to beat 'any missile defenses,' says he is building strategic nuclear threat against US.

* Benjamin Netanyahu gave red line to Putin on Syria intervention - Netanyahu met with Obama earlier on Monday and asked for an increase in US defense aid to Israel from $3 billion to $5 billion a year between 2017 and 2027.

* Netanyahu calls meeting with Obama 'one of best' they've had - PM says he was not asked to freeze settlements, only focused on how to move forward; will meet Kerry while in DC; US team heads to Israel soon on security package.

* Top minister defies Netanyahu on Palestinian statehood - Bennett: Window closing on two states; world will abide settlement annexation because Israel is its ‘forward position’ against jihad.

* Palestinian Children Carry Out Terrorist Stabbing - Two young Palestinian boys aged just 12 and 13 stabbed and seriously wounded a Jewish security guard on Tuesday.

* Here’s An Inside Look At China’s Frightening New Move To Control Social Behavior - The Internet has become a tool for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to keep its citizens in place.

* David Cameron sets out EU reform goals - David Cameron has outlined his four goals for reforming the UK's membership of the EU, including restrictions on benefits for people coming to the UK.

Monday, November 09, 2015


Netanyahu to Obama: Israel has not given up hope for a two-state solution  Netanyahu assures Obama that Israel has not given up on peace, saying that he still wishes to see "two states for two peoples, a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes a Jewish state." 

China tests new missile to destroy US satellites  Beijing has the upper hand in space warfare? Dong Neng-3 exoatmospheric vehicle test shows China has crippling new weapon. 

Study: social media a major factor in anxiety over terror  Israeli study notes technological advancements makes everyone a potential journalist - further fueling the terror war. 

CNN: Israeli Intel led to bomb conclusion for Sinai crash  Israeli intelligence sources reportedly provided critical communications intercepts to the US and UK that indicate foul play. 

'Russia, Iran have signed contract for S-300 missile system delivery'  CEO of Russian state-owned defense firm says deal has been sealed for supply of one of world's most capable air defense systems. 

Iran 'Rocket Kitten' cyber group hit in European raids after targeting Israeli scientists  Europol, the FBI and Israel's internal security service Shin Bet declined immediate comment. 

Abbas urges Sisi: Pressure Israel to stop 'assaults against al-Aksa Mosque'  Palestinian leader meets Egyptian president in Cairo amid Temple Mount tensions. 

Combat report: Russian Air Force destroys 448 terrorist facilities in Syria over 3 days  The Russian Air Force in Syria has made 137 sorties over last three days, hitting 448 infrastructure facilities belonging to Islamic State and other terrorists groups in the country, Russia's Defense Ministry said. 

Songs encouraging violence said to be Palestinian hits  Fatah promotes music that urges stabbings of Israelis and says revolution needs 'people holding rocks', according to watchdog. 

NATO showcases military might amid multiple threats on its borders  NATO and its allies have been staging their biggest military exercises in more than a decade.

Saturday, November 07, 2015


How Russia's military presence in Syria complicates Israeli affairs  Israel's defense establishment quietly preparing for an expanded presence of the Iranian-led axis in southern Syria. 

Muslim council calls to ban all Jews from Temple Mount  Muslim council of clerics demands return to pre-1967 status, when Jordanian occupation forbade Jewish visitors completely. 

Analysis: The Obama-Netanyahu meeting: Just like the very first time ... or not  Israel and the US need to coordinate on monitoring, on sharing intelligence to get a clear picture of exactly what the Iranians are - and are not - doing. 

Analysis: What Netanyahu hopes to gain from his meeting with Obama  For the time being, before Netanyahu and Obama get down to brass tacks, the two leaders are thinking of the photo op in the Oval Office. 

Turkey Still Besieges Its Kurds  For the past few years, the AKP government has proudly proclaimed that it wanted to resolve the Kurdish issue: "bring peace" to Turkey. But the government has kept attacking Kurds, including their legal political party, the People's Democratic Party (HDP). 

China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks  The leaders of China and Taiwan have held historic talks in Singapore - their first in more than 60 years. 

US official: IS in Syria heard 'celebrating' after Sinai crash  US intelligence also intercepted message from group in Egyptian peninsula discussing 'something big' before Russian plane came down. 

Analysis: Why the West should worry about Turkey  Erdogan's unwillingness to accept a legitimate, democratic election result is another sign that he is tightening his grip on power. 

The roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict  This conflict has never been just nationalistic. It's always been interwoven with the fate of all the Arab nations of the Middle East. 

Russian plane crash: UK suspects bomb was in hold  UK investigators looking at what caused a Russian airliner to crash in Egypt believe a bomb was put in the hold prior to take-off, the BBC has learned.

Friday, November 06, 2015


Russian plane crash: UK suspects bomb was in hold  UK investigators looking at what caused a Russian airliner to crash in Egypt believe a bomb was put in the hold prior to take-off, the BBC has learned. 

US: No peace talks during Obama's term  Deputy national security advisor says neither Israelis or Palestinians have taken steps required for peace, Obama will not pressure Netanyahu during White House visit. 

Nasrallah: Palestinian attackers 'sowing fear' among Israelis  Hezbollah leader says 'intifada' will not liberate Palestine, but will drive the enemy away from Al-Aqsa Mosque. 

Analysis: Why the West should worry about Turkey  Erdogan's unwillingness to accept a legitimate, democratic election result is another sign that he is tightening his grip on power. 

Muslim council calls to ban all Jews from Temple Mount  Muslim council of clerics demands return to pre-1967 status, when Jordanian occupation forbade Jewish visitors completely. 

The roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict  This conflict has never been just nationalistic. It's always been interwoven with the fate of all the Arab nations of the Middle East. 

Obama: Bomb on board downed Egyptian flight 'certainly possible'  "There's a possibility that there was a bomb on board. And we're taking that very seriously," Obama said in a radio interview. 

Syria conflict: 'Mustard gas used' in Marea attack  Mustard gas was used in an attack on a town in northern Syria in August, chemical weapons experts have concluded. 

"We Did What We Learned: Attacking Christians"  Throughout the month of August, the Obama administration and the so-called mainstream media kept insisting that Islam does not promote the persecution of Christians -- all the while ignoring the direct testimonies of those who have undergone it. 

Analysis: The Obama-Netanyahu meeting: Just like the very first time ... or not  Israel and the US need to coordinate on monitoring, on sharing intelligence to get a clear picture of exactly what the Iranians are - and are not - doing.

Thursday, November 05, 2015


Russia Test-Fires Series of Nuclear Missiles During Strategic Drills - Large-scale exercises test entire command and control chain.

Jordan's King Abdullah: Cameras will not be installed inside al-Aksa Mosque - Camera installation was a Jordanian idea monarch says, adding that they would be installed in cooperation with the Palestinians.

Staff likely smuggled bomb onto Russian plane - US officials say most likely scenario is that one or more airport staff members were in on plot to bomb Metrojet flight over Sinai.

A Palestinian's 'best friend' - not a dog - PA reveals that the rock is the 'best friend ever' of Palestinians, in fresh wave of incitement to terror despite US threats of aid cut.

VIDEO: ISIS hands out candy to celebrate 'downing' of Russian plane - In the clip, an ISIS operative alternates between Arabic and Russian in threatening to carry out more attacks against Russian targets.

The great exorcism boom - From Manila to Mexico City Catholic priests are leading a new and sometimes spectacular crusade against demonic possession.

Israel to request 5 billion dollars in aid - Aid package requested set to include F-35 stealth jets, Arrow 3 missiles and V-22 Osprey helicopters; issue to be discussed during Netanyahu, Obama meeting next Monday.

Egyptian flooding drowns Gaza's tunnel business - A campaign being conducted by the Egyptian army seeks to flood every tunnel crossing into the country from Gaza, much to the ire of Palestinians.

Report: Iranian military hackers take aim at Obama administration officials - The latest reports of a surge in hacking attacks come after a landmark international agreement in July that eased severe economic sanctions on Iran in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear program.

Balfour Declaration en route to Israel? - Israeli diplomat in Britain raises possibility the document could travel to Israel for centenary in 2017.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015


Putin tops Forbes' Most Powerful People list  Vladimir Putin has topped Forbes' list of the Most Powerful People in the world for the third year in a row. 

Sinai plane crash: Bomb fears prompt Sharm flights suspension  The Russian plane that crashed in Egypt at the weekend "may well have been brought down by an explosive device", Downing Street has said. 

Why are Russians flocking to join Syria mission?  Sources say veterans of covert Soviet op. to prop up Damascus after Israeli invasion of Lebanon among those drafted to save Assad. 

Thousands of flag-burning Iranians mark US embassy seizure  Nuke deal notwithstanding, protesters chant 'Down with USA' and 'Down with Israel' during annual demonstration in Tehran. 

PA's Temple Mount sheikh arrested for incitement  Sheikh arrested after being exposed in videos teaching Jews worship satan and created disease in weekly Temple Mount lessons. 

Jordanian cleric walks back fatwa against killing Jews  After facing a backlash for the comments from the Muslim Brotherhood and other political rivals, Sheikh Halabi releases two new videos. 

UN chief: 'Expanding settlements' shattering hopes for peace  In a message marking Rabin assassination, Ban Ki-moon cites "settlements" as one of the things impeding peace. 

Iran shutters first KFC for 'being too American'  Tehran shuts fake KFC branch down for association with American franchise, saying US is a 'major enemy'. 

Technion Nano Bible, world's smallest, displayed at Smithsonian  There are a limited number of copies of the Nano Bible in existence. 

Report: IDF to boost manpower by widening combat requirements  Soldiers who barely miss the mark for physical health required for combat service could be upgraded to behind-the-scenes roles in the field.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015


* "Satan's Confessions": Iran Releases Anti-U.S. Propaganda Film - The office of Iranian ‘Supreme Leader’ Ali Khamenei has released a new video titled “Satan’s Confessions,” a threatening propaganda film that highlights a series of supposed faults of the United States.

* Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined - Investigators are turning their attention to the flight recorders retrieved from the wreckage of a Russian plane that crashed in Egypt.

* Who is behind Syria's gas attacks? - UN to launch investigation trying to finger who exactly perpetrated deadly gas attacks, as sides squabble over responsibility.

* Syrian regime adamant: Assad not stepping down - Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister rules out any 'transitional period' involving Bashar al-Assad relinquishing power.

* Analysis: Why Palestinians do not want cameras on the Temple Mount - By rejecting the idea of setting up 24-hour surveillance cameras at the Haram al-Sharif, the Palestinian Authority has found itself on a course of collision with Jordan.

* Archaeological find in Jerusalem's City of David may answer ancient mystery - Archaeologists unearth possible Greek Arca remains, used to control Temple Mount; mysterious 2,000-year-old fortification was constructed in Jerusalem during Antiochus IV’s reign.

* Americans becoming less religious, especially young adults: poll - Americans are becoming less religious, judging by such markers as church attendance, prayer and belief in God, and the trend is more pronounced among young adults, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

* Migrant crisis pushing Germany towards "anarchy and civil war" - Germany now is somewhere at the edge of anarchy and sliding towards civil war, or to become a "banana republic without any government," says Hansjoerg Mueller of the Alternative for Germany party.

* Jordanian combat pilots flew with Israel counterparts in recent US exercise - Rare acknowledgement by US official of intimate Israel-Jordan military ties comes as Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon also notes that ‘Arab pilots’ participated in summer’s ‘Red Flag’ exercises

* NASA Study: Antarctica is Gaining Ice - A study released by NASA scientists last week found that Antarctica has been gaining more ice than it has been losing, thereby contradicting research from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Monday, November 02, 2015


Turkey election: President Erdogan tightens his grip on power in surprise landslide victory  As the Kurdish and secular parties' support falls away, the Turkish President is handed a mandate that will allow him to monopolise power and intervene in Syria. 

Turkey election: Erdogan calls on world to respect result  Turkey's president says the world must respect the results of the election, which saw the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) regain its parliamentary majority. 

Sinai plane crash: 'External influence' caused crash  The Russian airline Kogalymavia has blamed "external influence" for Saturday's Sinai plane crash which killed 224 people. 

Rafsanjani revelation on Iran drive for nuclear bomb eludes alleged Khamenei fatwa  The International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations nuclear watchdog, is investigating whether Iran's nuclear program ever had a military application. 

Germany: "20 Million Muslims by 2020"  Germany's Muslim population is set to nearly quadruple to an astonishing 20 million within the next five years, according to a demographic forecast by Bavarian lawmakers. 

Hamas: Erdogan's victory is a victory for Palestine  With almost all ballots counted, the AKP has taken just shy of 50 percent of the votes, comfortably enough to control a majority in the 550-seat parliament. 

Neo-Nazis terrorise asylum seekers with firebombs in chilling attack in German town  Marauding mobs of neo-Nazis went on a weekend long orgy of violence in Germany against asylum seekers. 

WATCH: In new Hebrew clip, IS promises ‚"great war‚" on Jews  Knife-waving terrorist addresses ‚"grandchildren of monkeys and pigs," warns Islamic State coming "to slaughter you". 

Expert: Terrorists younger because of Facebook  Dr. Amira Halperin says Israel can do little against terror incitement on the internet. 

Watch: Jordanian sheikh issues fatwah against killing Jews  Well-known Salafi sheikh notes Jews, including soldiers, 'do not attack anyone who does not attack them.'