Wednesday, April 20, 2016


ISIS wants to launch chemical or nuclear attacks - EU/NATO security chiefs  NATO and EU security chiefs say Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) wants to use chemical or nuclear weapons to attack Britain. 

REPORT: Germany 'Annexing' Dutch Military As Secretive EU Army Begins To Take Shape  The German and Dutch armies and navies are poised to 'merge', creating the nucleus of the European Union's longed for pan-EU military force. 

Israel protests UNESCO 'Muslim Temple Mount' decision  Netanyahu orders FM to send sharp letter to all countries that supported UNESCO decision claiming Temple Mount is Muslim. 

Russia warns U.S. over naval incident as NATO tensions laid bare  Russia accused the United States on Wednesday of intimidation by sailing a U.S. naval destroyer close to Russia's border in the Baltics and warned that the Russian military would respond with "all necessary measures" to any future incidents. 

White House: Obama 'cleared the air' with Saudi Arabia  The White House moved to tamp down suggestions that ties with Saudi Arabia are fraying, with administration officials saying that President Barack Obama "really cleared the air" with King Salman at a meeting Wednesday. 

Hamas claims responsibility for Jerusalem bus bombing  The Hamas statement was made even as Israeli authorities have yet to confirm that the explosion was indeed a terrorist attack. 

Bahrain's parliament calls on state to declare war on Iran and Hezbollah  The parliament lashed out at Iran and Hezbollah, accusing them of "waging terror attacks against local security forces to serve their foreign agenda and destabilize Bahrain." 

Temple Mount: Waqf appoints 150 more 'Islamic guards'  Preparing for confrontation? After scuppering plans for security cameras on Temple Mount, Waqf ups Islamist presence. 

German museum shows 130 years of anti-Semitic stickers  Display features 600 replicas targeting Jews and other minorities; curator says subject matter 'alarmingly up-to-date'. 

'EU doesn't recognize Israeli occupation of the Golan'  Federica Mogherini stresses that the European Union 'recognizes Israel within its pre-1967 boundaries, regardless of the (Israeli) government's claims on other areas.'