Saturday, October 21, 2017

10/21/17

Is the Western Wall Judaism's Holiest Site?  Few beliefs have resonated more widely, or among a more diverse set of Israelis and Jews, than the perception of the Western Wall as Judaism's holiest site, the place where they feel the greatest sense of sacredness, "the holy of holies of Jewish national unity" to use the words of the Wall's rabbi, Shmuel Rabinowitz. 

Tillerson in Mideast as US seeks Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran  Secretary of state is Trump's point man on an ambitious mission to win over Iraq, counter Tehran's growing influence in the region. 

Ignoring empty threats, Iran tightens its military noose around Israel  Hamas' Saleh Arouri in Tehran. Iran pressed ahead with its plans this week, regardless of the loud scorn and threats poured on Tehran from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Cairo and Washington. 

Iran, Syria pledge joint effort to counter 'Zionist-American schemes'  Visiting Damascus, Tehran's army chief signs MOU promising increased coordination between militaries on intel and technology. 

Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders  The Spanish prime minister has outlined plans to remove Catalonia's leaders and take control of the separatist region. 

Is The Eu On A Collision Course With Trump Over The Iran Deal?  The bloc has been stepping up efforts to save the deal, saying it was crucial to regional and global security, and it has appealed to the US Congress not to let it fall. 

The Kurdish Effect: How A Quest For Independence Impacts The Region  Kurdish leaders are now pushing for a dialogue with Iraq to pave the way to independence. 

Speaking In Arabic, Idf Warns Syrians On Social Media  IDF Arabic spokesperson Avichay Adraee issued a stern warning to Syrians in a viral social media post after projectiles fired from Syria hit Israeli territory over the weekend. 

Hamas chief: We won't discuss recognizing Israel, only wiping it out  Yahya Sinwar says 'no one in the universe can disarm us,' likens belief that terror group will relinquish weapons to 'Satan dreaming of heaven'. 

Iran's Revolutionary Guards vow to step up fight against Israel  Responding to tough US approach to regime, Islamic Republic forces pledge to accelerate missile development, put up 'relentless' battle against Jewish state.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

10/19/17

Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian unity government - US The United States says the militant Islamist movement Hamas must lay down its weapons if it is to play a part in a new Palestinian government.

'Reconciliation agreement is pact to destroy Israel' Reconciliation agreement between Hamas, Fatah will bring Hamas into Judea and Samaria, says Middle East expert.

Xi Jinping: China's president 'to get own political theory' Chinese president Xi Jinping is to be given his own political theory, according to state news agency Xinhua.

Russia Agrees to Keep Iran, Hezbollah Forces Away From Israeli Border Moscow agrees to a new buffer zone along Israel's border with Syria in the wake of the harsh exchange between the Jewish state and Damascus.

German Officials: Iran Working to Build Nuclear-Armed Missiles "Despite the nuclear agreement [reached with world powers in July 2015], Iran has not given up its illegal activities in Germany," they said.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards say missile program will accelerate despite pressure The Trump administration has called on Tehran not to develop missiles capable of delivering nuclear bombs. Iran says it has no such plans.

RAQQA has fallen. What's next for Syria? Kurdish fighters and their allies celebrate in Raqqa as the US-led coalition's allies defeat ISIS and wonder what comes next in eastern Syria.

Court in Iraq orders arrest of Kurdistan VP Kosrat Rasul An Iraqi court has ordered the arrest of the vice-president of the Kurdistan Region for calling troops sent to Kirkuk this week "occupying forces".

'EU should worry about Hamas, not Jewish homes' YESHA Council slams EU for condemning Jewish homes while ignoring PA deal with Hamas terrorist group.

CIA Director: Iran Deal 'Failed' to Permanently Block Tehran's Path to Nukes CIA to 'become a much more vicious agency' in fighting adversaries.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10/18/17

Iran and Iraq go to war with the Kurds over Kirkuk. Rev Guards take part in defiance of US Baghdad claimed that Iraqi units led the operation launched early Monday against the Kurds over Kirkuk.

Mass Arab Emigration to Jordan Would Solve Israel's Palestinian Problem, Suggests Conference "Everybody knows that Jordan is a Palestinian State," said MK Yehudah Glick at the Jordanian Option Conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Xi Jinping: 'Time for China to take centre stage' China has entered a "new era" where it should "take centre stage in the world", President Xi Jinping says.

Khamenei: Iran will 'shred' nuclear deal if US quits it Iranian Supreme Leader says Iran will 'shred' nuclear deal should US withdraw from it.

Palestinian unity deal "lebanizes" Gaza and fuels its dispute with Israel Iran and its Lebanese proxy are big winners from the Palestinian reconciliation accord signed by the rival Hamas-Fatah factions in Cairo on Thursday, Oct. 12 in Cairo.

Israel tries to balance Iran strategy between Trump and Putin Israel's leaders stressed to Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu the importance of thwarting Iran's military entrenchment in Syria.

Senate, House Resolutions Slam UNESCO, Support Jewish Jerusalem One day after the US pulled out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) due to its anti-Israel bias.

Netanyahu to Russian Defense Minister: Israel won't allow Iranian presence in Syria Russian Defense Minister Shoigu is in Israel for the first time this week.

North Korea: Nuclear War 'At Any Moment' North Korea's war of words with the U.S. hasn't been muted during this critical week that has already seen the beginning of joint American and South Korean military exercises, and will later see China begin its 19th National People's Congress.

Israel says it will not negotiate with a Hamas-based Palestinian Government The statement was the first operative decision made by the Israeli government toward the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement reached earlier this month in Cairo.

Analysis: Will Israel Hold Abbas Responsible For Hamas Attacks? Most analysts contend that Hamas will not lay down its arms, as called for by PA President Mahmoud Abbas as a precondition for assuming control over the enclave.

A new European Foe: Israel challenged by success of far-right Austrian Party Jerusalem will have to tread carefully as it calculates its reaction to the rise of Austria's far-right Freedom Party, which holds views that are not supportive of the Jewish state.

No country can terminate nuclear deal unilaterally: Mogherini European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that the 2015 nuclear agreement is a deal that no country can "terminate" unilaterally.

Massive section of Western Wall and Roman theater uncovered after 1,700 years Sought for 150 years, the remarkable discovery of the small theater changes archaeologists' perceptions of Roman-conquered Jerusalem after the fall of the Second Temple.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10/17/17

Palestinian unity deal "lebanizes" Gaza and fuels its dispute with Israel Iran and its Lebanese proxy are big winners from the Palestinian reconciliation accord signed by the rival Hamas-Fatah factions in Cairo on Thursday, Oct. 12 in Cairo.

Israel tries to balance Iran strategy between Trump and Putin Israel's leaders stressed to Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu the importance of thwarting Iran's military entrenchment in Syria.

Senate, House Resolutions Slam UNESCO, Support Jewish Jerusalem One day after the US pulled out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) due to its anti-Israel bias.

Netanyahu to Russian Defense Minister: Israel won't allow Iranian presence in Syria Russian Defense Minister Shoigu is in Israel for the first time this week.

North Korea: Nuclear War 'At Any Moment' North Korea's war of words with the U.S. hasn't been muted during this critical week that has already seen the beginning of joint American and South Korean military exercises, and will later see China begin its 19th National People's Congress.

Israel says it will not negotiate with a Hamas-based Palestinian Government The statement was the first operative decision made by the Israeli government toward the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement reached earlier this month in Cairo.

Analysis: Will Israel Hold Abbas Responsible For Hamas Attacks? Most analysts contend that Hamas will not lay down its arms, as called for by PA President Mahmoud Abbas as a precondition for assuming control over the enclave.

A new European Foe: Israel challenged by success of far-right Austrian Party Jerusalem will have to tread carefully as it calculates its reaction to the rise of Austria's far-right Freedom Party, which holds views that are not supportive of the Jewish state.

No country can terminate nuclear deal unilaterally: Mogherini European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that the 2015 nuclear agreement is a deal that no country can "terminate" unilaterally.

Massive section of Western Wall and Roman theater uncovered after 1,700 years Sought for 150 years, the remarkable discovery of the small theater changes archaeologists' perceptions of Roman-conquered Jerusalem after the fall of the Second Temple.

Monday, October 16, 2017

10/16/17

Alleged North Korean Anti-Trump Leaflets Float into Seoul "Death to old lunatic Trump!" reads one poster, with a North Korean soldier with rifle in hand, crushing what looks to be Trump's head with his tongue dangling out of his mouth.

Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk as Kurds flee Iraqi government forces have entered central Kirkuk after taking key installations outside the disputed city from Kurdish fighters.


Rocket Attacks on Israel from Sinai Feed Fears of ISIS Pivot from Syria to Egypt The Egyptian military has been at war with the Islamic State affiliate in the Sinai peninsula.

Syria warns of 'serious repercussions' following Israeli airstrike Israeli jets destroyed Assad regime SA-5 anti-aircraft battery after it fired on Israeli reconnaissance planes.


Russia's Defense Minister to Begin First Official Visit to Israel Sergei Shoigu's visit comes days ahead of Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's visit to Washington, DC.

Philippines military 'kills Islamist Isnilon Hapilon' Troops in the southern Philippines say they have killed Isnilon Hapilon, the Abu Sayyaf militant seen as Islamic State group's leader in southeast Asia.

EU says committed to full implementation of nuclear deal "The EU is committed to the continued full and effective implementation of all parts of the JCPOA," the statement said.

Saudi King praises Trump's Iran strategy Trump and Saudi King Salman speak following Trump's announcement that he will not recertify Iran nuclear deal.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

10/14/17

Iran nuclear deal: Global powers stand by pact despite Trump threat  Global powers, including key US allies, have said they will stand by the Iran nuclear deal which US President Donald Trump has threatened to tear apart. 

Palestinian unity deal signed - but partial  The Egyptian-brokered deal hailed by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas as "the end of the rift," is cautiously seen in Cairo as a partial resolution of the dispute between the Fatah and Hamas rival factions. 

Iraq conflict: Kurdish Peshmerga 'given deadline' in Kirkuk  Kurdish Peshmerga fighters say Iraq's central government has ordered them to surrender key military positions in the disputed city of Kirkuk within hours. 

Tensions Flare Between Kurds And Baghdad  The Iraqi government has signaled to the Kurds that it wouldn't accept any kind of secession. 

Trump terminates Iran appeasement, targets Rev Guards  US President Donald Trump unveiled a new US strategy for Iran, while outlining the Islamic Republic's 38-year record of violence since its 1979 coup. 

Eighty-Five Percent Of Raqqa Liberated From Isis  US-led coalition forces, Syrian rebels, and the Syrian military have slowly re-taken many of ISIS's strongholds over the last several months. 

Analysis: Turkey Plans Move To Box In Kurds In Northern Syria  Centrality of anti-Kurdish agenda illustrates extent to which Turks have abandoned any notion of 'regime change' in Syria. 

Jordan: Jews on Temple Mount are a 'provocation' to Muslims  Jordanian minister claims Jews visiting Temple Mount 'harm' Al-Aqsa mosque, 'provoke' Muslims around the world. 

Expert warns: If Trump scraps nuke deal, Iran could quickly build the bomb  US physicist Jeremy Bernstein says Pakistani proliferator A.Q. Khan likely sold a nuclear design to Tehran. Without the accord in place, he says, it could 'break out' very fast. 

US already "lit fuse of war," nuclear arms not subject to negotiations - N. Korea's FM  Pyongyang will not give up its nuclear program under any conditions, North Korea's Foreign Minister has emphasized, stating that the US has "lit the fuse of war" and that Washington should cease its hostile actions first.

Friday, October 13, 2017

10/13/17

Jordan: Jews on Temple Mount are a 'provocation' to Muslims Jordanian minister claims Jews visiting Temple Mount 'harm' Al-Aqsa mosque, 'provoke' Muslims around the world.

Expert warns: If Trump scraps nuke deal, Iran could quickly build the bomb US physicist Jeremy Bernstein says Pakistani proliferator A.Q. Khan likely sold a nuclear design to Tehran. Without the accord in place, he says, it could 'break out' very fast.

Israel to join US in quitting UNESCO Netanyahu announces Israel also withdrawing from UN body after US plans exit following series of anti-Israel UNESCO resolutions.

Hezbollah Poses Homeland Threat, US Intelligence Says The Shi'ite terror organization is poised to hit the US, and the US State Department speaks of increased alertness in the face of threat emanating from Lebanon.

Palestinian unity deal signed - but partial Gaza's Rafah crossing passes from Hamas to the Palestinian Authority on Nov. 1.

The Lebanonization of Gaza How is Hamas copying Hezbollah in Lebanon?

Myth of Comets as Dirty Snowballs Falsified - NASA Fails to Notice Today, we explore stunning new developments in comet science that provide remarkable affirmation of the electric comet theory.

Netanyahu Approves First New Construction in Jewish Hebron in Years Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly given the Civil Administration a green light to approve construction permits for more than 3,800 new housing units in Judea and Samaria, including in isolated settlements and in the Jewish community of Hebron.

Hungary's Orban: Protect Middle East Christians or Anri-Christian Persecution Will Come to Europe The Prime Minister of Hungary has urged EU leaders to protect Christianity in Africa and the Middle East, or risk its destruction in Europe.

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to reveal tough new strategy US President Donald Trump is expected to set out a more confrontational strategy towards Iran, accusing it of pursuing "death and destruction".

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10/12/17

Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah sign deal in Cairo Hamas and Fatah have signed a landmark reconciliation deal in Cairo in a key step towards ending a decade-long rift between the two Palestinian factions.

Fatah: Dying for Allah "will create the State of Palestine" In a post on Facebook, Abbas' Fatah Movement encourages Palestinians to die for Allah. It is Palestinians dying for Allah, the spilling of "the blood of the Martyrs," Fatah says, that "will create the State of Palestine."

Christian Pilgrims to Jerusalem Spread Economic Blessings During Sukkot Christian tourists are flooding Jerusalem during the holiday of Sukkot, bringing a blessing to the economy in a manner reminiscent of Jerusalem in the days of the Temple, when pilgrims filled the city's markets.

US already 'lit fuse of war,' nuclear arms not subject to negotiations - N. Korea's FM Pyongyang will not give up its nuclear program under any conditions, North Korea's Foreign Minister has emphasized, stating that the US has "lit the fuse of war" and that Washington should cease its hostile actions first.

PHOTOS: Sanhedrin Revives Ancient Temple Water Libation Ritual in Shiloah Valley On Monday afternoon, a group of approximately 500 set out from the Dung Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem, singing and dancing as they descended into the valley below Jerusalem with one goal in mind

Over 60 Thousand Participate in Jerusalem Annual March The 3km march draws in people from all over the world, united in love for Jerusalem and the people of Israel.

Russia ready to mediate talks between Saudi Arabia & Iran - deputy FM Russia is ready and willing to mediate in establishing relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has stated.

Israel's Defense Minister: Lebanon's Army 'An Integral Part' of Hezbollah "Whoever wants peace must prepare for war, and I hope that our enemies on the other side will think carefully about every step taken against the State of Israel," says Defense Minister Liberman.

Fighters in Inter-Arab 'Cold War' Dig in for the Long Haul "This feud has not played out behind closed doors, it is being waged with the biggest public relations and propaganda efforts in the western media."

North Korea crisis: US bombers conduct military drills The US has conducted a joint military exercise with South Korea, flying two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula.

Over a million Jews worldwide gear up for 'Shabbat Project'A kosher Shabbat dinner at a backpacker's lodge in Dalat, Vietnam; a 9,000 women-strong challah-baking event in Buenos Aires.

Australia: Muslim tells intel services, "It's either you will become a Muslim or you will die by the sword" "It's either you will become a Muslim and you believe in Allah or you will die by the sword."

Palestinian Normalization -- With Hamas, Not Israel The most widespread conspiracy theory, which has been floating around for decades and can be heard in almost every coffee shop on the streets of Cairo, Amman, Ramallah and Beirut, is that Zionist Jews, together with American capitalists and imperialists, have a secret plan to take control over the Arab and Islamic countries and their resources.

Mattis: 'Stand Ready' for World War III Following a speech Monday to the Association of the United States Army, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the military is must "stand ready" if called upon by President Donald Trump to go to war.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

10/11/17

PHOTOS: Sanhedrin Revives Ancient Temple Water Libation Ritual in Shiloah Valley On Monday afternoon, a group of approximately 500 set out from the Dung Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem, singing and dancing as they descended into the valley below Jerusalem with one goal in mind

Over 60 Thousand Participate in Jerusalem Annual March The 3km march draws in people from all over the world, united in love for Jerusalem and the people of Israel.

Russia ready to mediate talks between Saudi Arabia & Iran - deputy FM Russia is ready and willing to mediate in establishing relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has stated.

Israel's Defense Minister: Lebanon's Army 'An Integral Part' of Hezbollah "Whoever wants peace must prepare for war, and I hope that our enemies on the other side will think carefully about every step taken against the State of Israel," says Defense Minister Liberman.

Fighters in Inter-Arab 'Cold War' Dig in for the Long Haul "This feud has not played out behind closed doors, it is being waged with the biggest public relations and propaganda efforts in the western media."

North Korea crisis: US bombers conduct military drills The US has conducted a joint military exercise with South Korea, flying two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula.

Over a million Jews worldwide gear up for 'Shabbat Project'A kosher Shabbat dinner at a backpacker's lodge in Dalat, Vietnam; a 9,000 women-strong challah-baking event in Buenos Aires.

Australia: Muslim tells intel services, "It's either you will become a Muslim or you will die by the sword" "It's either you will become a Muslim and you believe in Allah or you will die by the sword."

Palestinian Normalization -- With Hamas, Not Israel The most widespread conspiracy theory, which has been floating around for decades and can be heard in almost every coffee shop on the streets of Cairo, Amman, Ramallah and Beirut, is that Zionist Jews, together with American capitalists and imperialists, have a secret plan to take control over the Arab and Islamic countries and their resources.

Mattis: 'Stand Ready' for World War III Following a speech Monday to the Association of the United States Army, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the military is must "stand ready" if called upon by President Donald Trump to go to war.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

10/10/17

Mr. President, Don't Put America at Risk with Flawed Iran Deal President Trump will address U.S. policy toward Iran on Thursday, doubtless focusing on his decision regarding Barack Obama's badly flawed nuclear deal.

Fatah, Hamas Hold Reconciliation Talks in Cairo While Hamas and Fatah have said they want to reunite the Palestinian territories, they have to overcome a number of obstacles to do that.

North Korea hacks key war plans from South Korea - report Data stolen about 'decapitation' plot for North's leader Kim Jong Un, joint drills with US.

Defense minister: In next war, Israel will face fighting in north and south Avigdor Liberman says Syria and Lebanon now one unified front, and Lebanese army controlled by Hezbollah terror group.

Thousands of Israel supporters throng Jerusalem for Sukkot march Participants from Israel and over 80 countries march through heart of capital, leading to road closures and traffic jams.

Graffiti Artist Paints Memes on West Bank Wall Australian "Lushsux" has brought "Rick and Morty" characters to his latest work.

Iran: 'All Options on Table' If US Blacklists Revolutionary Guards US President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week his final decision on how he wants to contain Iran's regional influence.

Putin: Cryptocurrencies bear serious risks, including financing of terrorism Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned against the rise of cryptocurrencies, saying they are often issued by anonymous sources and could be used for money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Independence for Kurdistan Iraqi Kurdistan's recent referendum on whether to declare independence from Baghdad garnered only slight attention in the U.S. Even the overwhelming vote (93 percent favored independence) and America's long involvement in the region did not make the story more prominent.

France's Islamic WWIII Afghanistan is safer than Paris.

Monday, October 09, 2017

10/9/17

Thousands flock to Western Wall for Priestly Blessing Heavy police presence in Jerusalem as Jews make pilgrimage to capital during Sukkot holiday.

Israeli Expert: Trump Will Rapidly Become Unfit to Continue as President Is US President Donald Trump leading the Free World towards a free fall?

Israel asks US to plumb real motive behind Sisi-sponsored Palestinian talks Israel was startled by the Egyptian president's comment that the Palestinian reconciliation process he is brokering would lead to peace with Israel.

Bob Corker: Trump puts US on course for 'World War Three' US President Donald Trump could put the US "on the path to World War Three", the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has warned.

Netanyahu Leads Bible Study Group in Tradition of Jewish Leaders On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued a longstanding tradition when he hosted a Bible study group at his residence in Jerusalem.

CIA director outlines plans to make agency more aggressive The man appointed by President Donald Trump to lead the United States Central Intelligence Agency has outlined his plans to promote more aggressive intelligence operations and combat what he described as "red tape" in the agency's culture.

Elkin 'disappointed' Trump hasn't moved US embassy to Jerusalem Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Environmental Protection Ze'ev Elkin said Monday he was "disappointed" that US President Donald Trump hasn't kept his campaign promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

2017 Feast of Tabernacles Celebration in Jerusalem is Prophecy Fulfilled We are living in a new age of Jewish-Christian relations.

Erdogan blames "the Jew" for Kurdistan "treasonous" referendum; threatens war Turkey has increasingly allied itself with the worst jihadists.

Iran says its reaction would be 'crushing' if US designated Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group Iran has vowed a "firm and crushing" reaction should Washington decide to include the elite wing of its army, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), on its list of terrorist organizations, according to the country's foreign ministry.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

10/7/17

Waqf: Temple Mount is exclusively for Muslims  Waqf says 'Zionist courts have no right to issue orders over Al Aksa Mosque' following ban on soccer games at Judaism's holiest site.

Even 'tens of Trumps' cannot deprive Iran of its interests in the nuclear deal: Rouhani  President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the 2015 nuclear deal marked a "moral victory" for Iran in the face of unsubstantiated claims about the true nature of Iran's nuclear activities. 

Trump: Netanyahu is 'a bigger problem' than Abbas  WH denies claim President Trump told UN Chief that Israeli PM Netanyahu is a 'bigger problem' in negotiations than PA chief Mahmoud Abbas. 

Syria war: Turkey-backed rebels attack jihadists in Idlib  Rebels backed by Turkey are carrying out a new operation in Syria's north-western Idlib province, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says. 

How Iran cheats on nuclear deal, with no flat accusation from Trump or IAEA  President Donald Trump has dropped teasing hints into the hubbub, high rhetoric and suspense of the run-up to the Oct. 15 deadline, when he must either certify that Iran is in compliance with the 2015 nuclear accord or withhold certification. 

My First Encounter With The Kotel  Our history and religion have accorded a special primacy and sanctity to the Temple Mount; nonetheless, there is something special about the Kotel. 

Egypt Launches Its Widest Anti-Gay Crackdown Yet  The crackdown comes as Egypt, a key Western ally in the Middle East, is under fire for its human rights record and the United States has withheld some of its $1.3 billion in annual military aid. 

Catalonia referendum: Thousands rally for Spanish unity  Thousands of people calling for Spanish unity have attended rallies in the capital Madrid after Sunday's disputed referendum for Catalan independence. 

Islamic State insists Las Vegas was jihad, says shooter converted to Islam six months ago  Most people believe the Islamic State is lying in claiming any connection to this, and that Paddock was not a convert to Islam.

Friday, October 06, 2017

10/6/17

'The story of the Jewish people began at the Temple Mount' 'The terrorists understand the Jewish connection to the land and the Temple Mount better than some Israelis.'

Colel Chabad Builds Massive Sukkah at Western Wall As the nation of Israel prepares for the Biblical holiday of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), Jerusalem is bracing for 700,000 visitors in Israel's capital. The holiday of Sukkot begins in Israel on the evening of October 4 and continues until sundown on October 11.

Feast of Tabernacles: Celebrating 37 Years of Christians' Prophetic Gathering in Jerusalem [PHOTOS] On Wednesday, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem will begin its 37th annual Feast of Tabernacles, a spectacular week of devotion and learning that will bring together over 6,000 pilgrims from nearly 100 nations.

Disproving 'Temple Mount Denial' One Bucket At A Time "No civilized person in the world can claim Temple denial or lack of a Jewish link to Jerusalem."

Saudi King asks Putin to help contain Iranian threat, accepts Russian gains in Syria President Donald Trump's best Middle East friend and ally, Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, arrived in Moscow Thursday Oct. 5 for a three-day state visit, a week before the President unveils his new Iran policy.

Saudi king's visit to Russia heralds shift in global power structures King Salman agrees new areas of cooperation with Vladimir Putin on first official trip by Saudi monarch to Moscow.

2 million may die if North Korea nukes Seoul and Tokyo - report As tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula, a new report has estimated that, should North Korea deploy its nuclear arsenal on Seoul and Tokyo, the death toll could be up to 2.1 million, with around 8 million injured.

Is Turkey Turning to Iran and If So, Why? Ankara and Tehran have long sought closer relations, but their new meeting comes as Saudi Arabia's king is visiting Moscow.

Palestinians: A State Within a State? The "reconciliation" accord they reached in Cairo paves the way for creating a state within a state in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt: Israel must not take action against Hamas leaders during negotiations Saudi news site Elaph reported that Director of Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate Major General Khaled Fawzy met with Israeli officials to discuss the Hamas-Fatah talks.

EU Representatives Commend Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Talks The EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah applauded the talks between Palestinian leaders.

2,000 Marathon Runners Trace King Saul's Biblical Race Through Shiloh Deep in Israel's Biblical heartland, an annual marathon brings thousands of athletes to run in the very footsteps of the Bible, tracing an ancient path run by King Saul himself in the days of the prophets.

Niger: Islamic jihadis ambush Green Berets, killing three, wounding two The jihad is global in scope and extent, as well as in its motivating ideology and goal.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

10/5/17

Saudi King asks Putin to help contain Iranian threat, accepts Russian gains in Syria President Donald Trump's best Middle East friend and ally, Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, arrived in Moscow Thursday Oct. 5 for a three-day state visit, a week before the President unveils his new Iran policy.

Saudi king's visit to Russia heralds shift in global power structures King Salman agrees new areas of cooperation with Vladimir Putin on first official trip by Saudi monarch to Moscow.

2 million may die if North Korea nukes Seoul and Tokyo - report As tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula, a new report has estimated that, should North Korea deploy its nuclear arsenal on Seoul and Tokyo, the death toll could be up to 2.1 million, with around 8 million injured.

Is Turkey Turning to Iran and If So, Why? Ankara and Tehran have long sought closer relations, but their new meeting comes as Saudi Arabia's king is visiting Moscow.

Palestinians: A State Within a State? The "reconciliation" accord they reached in Cairo paves the way for creating a state within a state in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt: Israel must not take action against Hamas leaders during negotiations Saudi news site Elaph reported that Director of Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate Major General Khaled Fawzy met with Israeli officials to discuss the Hamas-Fatah talks.

EU Representatives Commend Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Talks The EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah applauded the talks between Palestinian leaders.

2,000 Marathon Runners Trace King Saul's Biblical Race Through Shiloh Deep in Israel's Biblical heartland, an annual marathon brings thousands of athletes to run in the very footsteps of the Bible, tracing an ancient path run by King Saul himself in the days of the prophets.

Niger: Islamic jihadis ambush Green Berets, killing three, wounding two The jihad is global in scope and extent, as well as in its motivating ideology and goal.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

10/4/17

Launching strike on N. Korea possible, but outcome would be uncertain - Putin A global strike to disarm North Korea would be possible, yet its outcome uncertain, as it is a "closed state," Russian President Vladimir Putin stated.

Saudi King's historic visit to Moscow: Middle East conflicts, trade & investment on table King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in Moscow on Wednesday; the first such visit by a reigning Saudi monarch.

WATCH: Sanhedrin Performs Temple Blowing of Shofars and Silver Trumpets For Jubilee Accompanied by an anointed priest and blowing two types of shofars (rams' horns) along with silver trumpets in the Biblically prescribed manner, representatives of the nascent Sanhedrin gathered on the Mount of Olives on Thursday.

Iran, Turkey Vow to Halt Iraqi Kurds' Secession The Iranian and Turkish presidents have pledged close cooperation in preventing Kurdish independence.

Netanyahu uses Temple Institute sukkah Temple Institute Co-founder blesses PM Netanyahu with 'unparalleled world peace and harmony' next year.

Largest lulav-harvesting kibbutz has fronds in high places Tirat Zvi has perfected the art of the palm frond, part of the lucrative Four Species industry that flourishes for one week out of the year, during the festival of Sukkot.

Erdogan visits Iran amid warming ties, shared worries Two countries support rival camps in Syrian war but united in opposing Kurdish independence moves.

Thirsty Sea of Galilee sinking toward lowest level ever recorded One of the worst droughts for a century has experts researching possibility of pumping desalinated water into the lake.

The Forgotten Feast There has been much speculation during the past couple of years about the culmination of the end of times due to certain signs in the sun, moon, and stars.

Islamic State issues new video claiming Las Vegas massacre is revenge for US attacks on their caliphate No one believes them, but the Islamic State continues to claim the Las Vegas shooting.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

10/3/17

Israel hears nothing, says nothing about Palestinian love fest in Gaza There was deep satisfaction in Cairo and Washington over the warm smiles and cordial handshakes marking the ceremonial handover of the Gazan administration from Hamas to the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority on Monday, Oct. 2, after a decade of bitter enmity.

Iranian, Turkish military chiefs dismiss independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan The renewed opposition to the September 25 independence referendum was made after a meeting in Tehran between Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Mohammad Baqeri and his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar.

Israel to impose 11-day closure on West Bank, Gaza for Sukkot holiday Exceptionally long closure comes after Har Adar terror attack, amid general concern over volatility in Palestinian areas.

'Israel Won't Accept Fake Palestinian Reconciliation' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted Hamas and Fatah's recent attempts at ending their long rift, saying that a reconciliation would come at Israel's expense.

Israeli Leaders Mourn Alongside America After Las Vegas Shooting As Las Vegas mourns the victims of the the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Israel expressed solidarity with America in no uncertain terms.

The American Christian Aid Volunteers Giving Kurdish Peshmerga Medical Training A US-based Christian aid group teaches Peshmerga fighters how to save their lives and those of their comrades.

PA Government convenes in Gaza for the first time in three years Hamdallah: "I urge everyone without exception to embrace the leadership, reconciliation and national unity and to put our national interest above factional and party considerations and interests."

Mossad Head Declares: Iran is Our Primary Objective Yossi Cohen, the head of Israel's national intelligence agency, divulges on some of the organization's main priorities.

'Faced with Russians & Iranians 24/7': Israel calls for US to be more active in Syria The Israeli defense minister has urged Washington to engage more in Syria, where President Bashar Assad "is winning.

Egypt denies N. Korea arms bound for its military Egyptian Foreign Ministry rebuffs claims North Korean anti-tank rockets worth $23 million were destined for Cairo.

Monday, October 02, 2017

10/2/17

ISIS claims Las Vegas massacre which left 50+ dead, 400+ wounded The Islamic State's media outlet has just claimed that Stephen Paddock murdered 50 people and injured more than 400 as one of its "soldiers."

ISIS called for a lone wolf attack on the Las Vegas Strip in a chilling 'call to arms' video released in May A propaganda video by ISIS that emerged in May called for a lone wolf attack on the Vegas Strip.

Israel Takes on the Shia Crescent How Obama enabled the rise of Iran in Syria and why Israel is taking action.

Russia & Saudi Arabia to set up $1bn energy fund A joint Russian-Saudi fund to invest in the energy sector will be announced during the forthcoming visit of the kingdom's monarch Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Moscow, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told the Al Arabiya TV Channel.

Nasrallah Tells Jews Who Moved to Israel to Get Out Before Next War Begins The Hezbollah leader accused Israel of pushing the region into war.

Sukkot Goes Political as Politicians Sukka-Hop Leaders from all across the political landscape are slated to hold events this week ahead of the Sukkot holiday.

After Erdogan Accuses Mossad of Tilting Kurdistan Referendum, Netanyahu Snipes Back Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday denied Israel had a role in last week's Kurdish independence referendum, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed the Jewish state's Mossad intelligence agency intervened in the Sept. 25 vote.

WATCH: Fifty Arrested As Hundreds March in Anti-Semitic Protest Near Synagogue in Sweden COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Police said at least 50 people were detained Saturday during a right-wing demonstration in Sweden's second-largest city that left one police officer and several others injured.

The Big Middle East Lie Jamal wanted to murder Jews because he believed this was a noble deed that would earn him the status of shaheed (martyr) and hero among his family, friends and society.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

9/30/17

Israel observes Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year  Israel Police, Border Police and IDF forces are deployed throughout the country to prevent recent volatilities from impeding on the religious observance of the country's citizens. 

Palestinian 'Reconciliation': Jihad is Calling!  The Palestinian terror group Hamas has once again made clear that its true intention is to pursue the fight against Israel until the "liberation of Palestine, from the (Jordan) river to the (Mediterranean) sea." 

Baghdad Threatens To Send Troops To Kirkuk After Kurdish Referendum  92% of Kurds voted in favor of independence. 

The Iranian Khoramshahr ballistic missile test did take place - although the US said "It didn't happen"  The new Khoramshahr ballistic missile with a range of 2,000km and multiple warheads, which was paraded in Tehran on Sept 22, was indeed test fired, as reported by Iran's Airspace chief, Gen. Amir Ajakozadeh. 

Reversal of fortune: How the IDF turned the Yom Kippur War around  Close to midnight, after another briefing to the cabinet and before another helicopter flight to the front, the unrelenting stress of running two wars simultaneously for six straight days caught up with IDF Chief of Staff David Elazar. 

This Yom Kippur, a synagogue reads the book of Jonah under a whale skeleton  Rabbi of Nantucket's congregation Shirat HaYam -- Hebrew for 'Song of the Sea' -- relishes 'making a biblical book tangible'. 

Israel Celebrates 50 Years of Resettling the Biblical Heartland  It was 50 years ago that Israel liberated Judea and Samaria from Jordanian occupation and began resettling the biblical heartland in accordance with both the Word of God and the original League of Nations decisions. 

Macron's EU vision doesn't fit Europe  It is admirable that French president Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for the Europe of 2024 in his speech on Tuesday (26 September). 

Germany Election Results Ushering in Far-Right Party "Great Warning Sign" for Jews  Though Angela Merkel's conservative party retained its control over German parliament in Sunday's elections, the unprecedented success of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has raised major fears and anxieties among Jewish groups and Germans alike. 

Don't mess with Israel: What happened after Rome destroyed Jerusalem  Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in 587 BC on the date in the Jewish calendar 9th of Av, or Tisha B'Av.

Friday, September 29, 2017

9/29/17

Israel observes Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year Israel Police, Border Police and IDF forces are deployed throughout the country to prevent recent volatilities from impeding on the religious observance of the country's citizens.

Did Trump Just Begin War of Gog and Magog With North Korea? Trans-Pacific tensions reached a peak last week as the North Korean government claimed that U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war, conforming to recent mystical revelations that hold the ultimate War of Gog and Magog has begun.

North Korea: 4.7M Volunteer for War With U.S. With the country clearly moving toward a war footing, North Korea's largest newspaper, Rodong Sinmun (Workers' Newspaper), has reported that nearly 1 in 5 people in the country recently made the decision to enlist or re-enlist in the nation's military.

Macron's EU vision doesn't fit Europe It is admirable that French president Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for the Europe of 2024 in his speech on Tuesday (26 September).

Netanyahu Celebrates 50 Years of Judea and Samaria, Vows "No More Evictions" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Culture Minister Miri Regev headlined a list of right-wing leaders Wednesday at a Gush Etzion ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Judea and Samaria.

Islamic State releases audio message purportedly from top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, thought by some to be dead, heard vowing to keep fighting, praising jihadists, lauding terror attacks in Europe and US.

US ambassador says 'settlements are part of Israel' David Friedman's comments draw angry response from Palestinians, who accuse him of changing US positions and 'absolute ignorance of facts and laws'.

Baghdad Threatens to Send Troops to Kirkuk After Kurdish Referendum 92% of Kurds voted in favor of independence.

Security forces foil Temple Mount shooting attack Residents of Arab town, where perpetrators of deadly July terror attack lived, planned copycat attack at Judaism's holiest site.

New UNRWA Textbooks for Palestinians Demonize Israel and Jews According to the Palestinian schoolbooks, Jews have no rights whatsoever in the region but only "greedy ambitions." The books also say that Jews have no holy places.

Iran says it will drop out of nuclear deal if US withdraws Part of US President Donald Trump's campaign was based upon his planned cancellation of the deal.

Israel to close of West Bank, Gaza for Yom Kippur holiday Palestinians also barred from entering settlements during day of atonement; exceptions to be made for 'humanitarian' reasons.

The Iranian Khoramshahr ballistic missile test did take place - although the US said "It didn't happen" The new Khoramshahr ballistic missile with a range of 2,000km and multiple warheads, which was paraded in Tehran on Sept 22, was indeed test fired.

China to shut down North Korean companies China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close down as it implements United Nations sanctions against the reclusive state.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

9/28/17

Netanyahu Celebrates 50 Years of Judea and Samaria, Vows "No More Evictions" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Culture Minister Miri Regev headlined a list of right-wing leaders Wednesday at a Gush Etzion ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Judea and Samaria.

Islamic State releases audio message purportedly from top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, thought by some to be dead, heard vowing to keep fighting, praising jihadists, lauding terror attacks in Europe and US.

US ambassador says 'settlements are part of Israel' David Friedman's comments draw angry response from Palestinians, who accuse him of changing US positions and 'absolute ignorance of facts and laws'.

Baghdad Threatens to Send Troops to Kirkuk After Kurdish Referendum 92% of Kurds voted in favor of independence.

Security forces foil Temple Mount shooting attack Residents of Arab town, where perpetrators of deadly July terror attack lived, planned copycat attack at Judaism's holiest site.

New UNRWA Textbooks for Palestinians Demonize Israel and Jews According to the Palestinian schoolbooks, Jews have no rights whatsoever in the region but only "greedy ambitions." The books also say that Jews have no holy places.

Iran says it will drop out of nuclear deal if US withdraws Part of US President Donald Trump's campaign was based upon his planned cancellation of the deal.

Israel to close of West Bank, Gaza for Yom Kippur holiday Palestinians also barred from entering settlements during day of atonement; exceptions to be made for 'humanitarian' reasons.

The Iranian Khoramshahr ballistic missile test did take place - although the US said "It didn't happen" The new Khoramshahr ballistic missile with a range of 2,000km and multiple warheads, which was paraded in Tehran on Sept 22, was indeed test fired.

China to shut down North Korean companies China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close down as it implements United Nations sanctions against the reclusive state.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

9/27/17

'We will not uproot communities in the land of our forefathers' PM says at jubilee celebration of liberation of Judea and Samaria that Jews returned to their ancestral homeland, and none will be expelled.

Russia & US to create new space station in moon's orbit Russia and the US have agreed to build a new space station called Deep Space Gateway in the moon's orbit, the head of Russia's Roscosmos space agency said, adding that the first modules could be ready between 2024 and 2026.

'You Call For Democracy But Don't Support It': Kurds Lash Out At West Where were the international monitors and observers, the former US Presidents and senators?

Top 10 Hebrew Words to Know for Yom Kippur From Friday evening through sundown on Saturday, the nation of Israel will celebrate the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur.

Iraqi Kurds must give up on independence or go hungry - Erdogan Turkey's president has said Iraqi Kurds could go hungry as a result of the punitive measures he is considering after Monday's independence referendum.

Germany Election Results Ushering in Far-Right Party "Great Warning Sign" for Jews Though Angela Merkel's conservative party retained its control over German parliament in Sunday's elections, the unprecedented success of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has raised major fears and anxieties among Jewish groups and Germans alike.

France's Macron seeks joint defence force under EU reforms The French president has called for a joint EU defence force as part of his vision for the future of the bloc.

Kurdish Leader Says 'Yes' Vote Won Independence Referendum In a televised address, Barzani said the "yes" vote had won and he called on Iraq's central government in Baghdad to engage in "serious dialogue."

Report: NK Has a Huge Stockpile of Chemical Weapons According to a new assessment by a prominent non-proliferation organization, North Korea has anywhere from 2,500 to 5,000 metric tons (2,750-5,500 short tons) of chemical weapons in its arsenal.

European Envoys Join Arms to Defend Iran Deal "Nothing within the agreement is preventing us from facing the challenges raised by Iran."

'With current oil prices, Iran is a haven for investors' In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, the official said that currently, Iran's cost of production on average is around $10 per barrel and considering the ratio between Iran's oil reserves and production capacity the country is a good prospect for investors.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

9/26/17

Iraqi Kurds must give up on independence or go hungry - Erdogan Turkey's president has said Iraqi Kurds could go hungry as a result of the punitive measures he is considering after Monday's independence referendum.

Germany Election Results Ushering in Far-Right Party "Great Warning Sign" for Jews Though Angela Merkel's conservative party retained its control over German parliament in Sunday's elections, the unprecedented success of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has raised major fears and anxieties among Jewish groups and Germans alike.

France's Macron seeks joint defence force under EU reforms The French president has called for a joint EU defence force as part of his vision for the future of the bloc.

Kurdish Leader Says 'Yes' Vote Won Independence Referendum In a televised address, Barzani said the "yes" vote had won and he called on Iraq's central government in Baghdad to engage in "serious dialogue."

Report: NK Has a Huge Stockpile of Chemical Weapons According to a new assessment by a prominent non-proliferation organization, North Korea has anywhere from 2,500 to 5,000 metric tons (2,750-5,500 short tons) of chemical weapons in its arsenal.

European Envoys Join Arms to Defend Iran Deal "Nothing within the agreement is preventing us from facing the challenges raised by Iran."

'With current oil prices, Iran is a haven for investors' In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, the official said that currently, Iran's cost of production on average is around $10 per barrel and considering the ratio between Iran's oil reserves and production capacity the country is a good prospect for investors.

Monday, September 25, 2017

9/25/17

Iraqi Kurds vote for independence. Barzani: Our borders lie where our tanks stop The 5.2 million eligible voters of the semiautonomous Kurdish Republic of Iraq avow their desire on Monday, Sept. 25 to establish the first independent Kurdish state in history.

Iran Defies Nuclear Deal With Latest Ballistic Missile Test Missile test amplifies calls for Trump to kill nuclear deal.

Don't mess with Israel: What happened after Rome destroyed Jerusalem Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in 587 BC on the date in the Jewish calendar 9th of Av, or Tisha B'Av.

Palestinian 'Reconciliation': Jihad is Calling! Leaders of Hamas maintain that under no circumstances will they agree to lay down their weapons.

North Korea accuses US of declaring war North Korea's foreign minister has accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country and said Pyongyang had the right to shoot down US bombers.

Iraqi Kurdistan votes in independence referendum People have voted in a landmark referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq - a move which has been criticised by foreign powers.

German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for right-wing nationalist AfD.

Erdogan threatens military action over Iraqi Kurdish referendum Turkish leader says his country could halt Iraqi Kurdistan's oil exports over independence vote, which he calls 'matter of survival'.

150 Years Since Mark Twain's Prophetic Israel Revelation in 'Innocents Abroad' On his landmark visit to Israel 150 years ago, American literary giant Mark Twain witnessed what he did not then know was the start of the prophetic return of the Jewish people to the land.

German Jewish Leader Brands AFD Success A 'True Nightmare' This is the first time the far-right will be represented in the German parliament in almost 60 years.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

9/23/17

Iran too 'shoots rockets all over the place' with no US action  The nuclear twinning of North Korea and Iran is a long established fact. 

Israel To Arm Apache Helicopters With Its Own Spike Missiles  How Obama's betrayal during the 2014 Gaza War made it possible. 

The Pope Of Islam  Pope Francis welcomes to the Vatican the head of a Muslim group tied to the financing of jihad terror. 

Countering The Us, Iran Test-Fires New Ballistic Missile  The missile is capable of reaching Israel, and it can be armed with several warheads. 

Israel says Iran missile test a provocation to US and threat to whole free world  Liberman says launch of Khoramshahr, with a 1,250-mile range and ability to carry multiple warheads, proof of Tehran's ambition to become a world power. 

Kurdish Referendum On 'Independence' Unpopular But Imminent  A meaningless vote manufactures its own meaning. 

Merkel takes on hard right in final German vote push  Mainstream parties are increasingly alarmed by the level of support for the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD). 

Evidence of Hitler's secret nuclear base unearthed by relic hunter  If Hitler had his way and the Nazis developed an atomic bomb before the allies, the world in which we live would be a very different place. 

Human Sacrifice? There's an App For That  The game "Goat Simulator" is marketed to children, and features a secret "achievement" in which the player performs a satanic human sacrifice ritual. 

US bombers stage North Korea show of force  US bombers have flown close to North Korea's east coast to demonstrate the military options available to defeat any threat, the Pentagon has said.