Wednesday, June 28, 2017

6/28/17

 Massive Infrastructure to Transport Millions of Pilgrims to Third Temple Underway  For the first time in approximately 2,000 years, since the time of the Second Temple, plans are being formed by the Israeli government to build an effective infrastructure for Jews to make their obligatory pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. 

'The Next War Will Be Bloody': A Trip Along Israel's Tense Northern Border  "The next war will be pretty bloody for both sides. Israel will evacuate its population and I suggest the Lebanese do the same." 

U.S. Amassing Aircraft Off Syria As Assad Visits Russian Detachment  U.S. RC-135 Rivet Joint and other spy planes operating in international airspace off Syria. While a WC-135 'nuke sniffer' flew towards the Black Sea. 

On the Future of Jerusalem  A close look at the situation in eastern Jerusalem reveals contradictory movements: radical Islamicization vs. closer integration with Jewish Jerusalem. Both trends are on the rise simultaneously. Despite the complicated circumstances, united Jerusalem under exclusive Israeli sovereignty is the key, not an obstacle, to peace and security in the city.

Israel gears up for Jerusalem Sovereignty fight in UNESCO The diplomatic battle comes at the same time Israel is dealing with the American Jewish community over the centrality of the Western Wall as a global Jewish symbol.

Poll: Israelis have more confidence in Trump than Obama Israel the second most supportive country of the US, poll shows, Israeli Jews second most supportive of Trump presidency.

Shin bet Chief warns of 'real world surprises' if cyber attacks go after Israel Israeli MK Yair Lapid: Intel agencies should form task force to defend elections.

Syria chemical attack may be being prepared, US warns The US says Syria's government appears to be preparing for a chemical weapons attack and has warned that it will "pay a very heavy price" if one takes place.

Hamas: Building in Jerusalem 'promotes terror' Hamas newspaper publishes cartoon asserting that "settlement building" amounts to terror.

Trump: North Korean threat must be treated rapidly Trump says North Korea "causing tremendous problems", calls for threat posed by its nuclear and ballistic programs to be tackled.

Senator blocks arms sales to Gulf States Bob Corker announces he will block arms sales to Gulf states over crisis with Qatar.

Poll: Only Israel and Russia prefer Trump to Obama Pew survey of 37 countries finds plummeting global confidence in US leadership's ability to handle international affairs.

Britain's Battle for Truth As Londoners are left reeling with shock at a succession of terrible tragedies, angry residents and pundits inevitably start looking for someone to blame.

China's 16+1 foray into Central and Eastern Europe Half a decade after it was launched, the network of cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries has brought uneven economical and political fruits so far.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6/27/17

Israel gears up for Jerusalem Sovereignty fight in UNESCO The diplomatic battle comes at the same time Israel is dealing with the American Jewish community over the centrality of the Western Wall as a global Jewish symbol.

Poll: Israelis have more confidence in Trump than Obama Israel the second most supportive country of the US, poll shows, Israeli Jews second most supportive of Trump presidency.

Shin bet Chief warns of 'real world surprises' if cyber attacks go after Israel Israeli MK Yair Lapid: Intel agencies should form task force to defend elections.

Syria chemical attack may be being prepared, US warns The US says Syria's government appears to be preparing for a chemical weapons attack and has warned that it will "pay a very heavy price" if one takes place.

Hamas: Building in Jerusalem 'promotes terror' Hamas newspaper publishes cartoon asserting that "settlement building" amounts to terror.

Trump: North Korean threat must be treated rapidly Trump says North Korea "causing tremendous problems", calls for threat posed by its nuclear and ballistic programs to be tackled.

Senator blocks arms sales to Gulf States Bob Corker announces he will block arms sales to Gulf states over crisis with Qatar.

Poll: Only Israel and Russia prefer Trump to Obama Pew survey of 37 countries finds plummeting global confidence in US leadership's ability to handle international affairs.

Britain's Battle for Truth As Londoners are left reeling with shock at a succession of terrible tragedies, angry residents and pundits inevitably start looking for someone to blame.

China's 16+1 foray into Central and Eastern Europe Half a decade after it was launched, the network of cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries has brought uneven economical and political fruits so far.

Monday, June 26, 2017

6/26/17

Latest UNESCO resolution targets Hevron, Jerusalem Israel scrambles to block PA-backed resolution declaring Tomb of the Patriarchs a 'Muslim shrine', denying Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.

Iran unveils countdown clock to Israel's destruction, "Muslim world's top priority" Iran always couches its determination to destroy Israel in Islamic terms, based on the Qur'anic exhortation to "drive them out from where they drove you out" (2:191).

Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack Iraqi forces have repelled counter-attacks by so-called Islamic State (IS) as they push the group into a corner of Mosul's Old City.

Syria Warns Israel: Further Attacks Will Have Serious Repercussions The Syrian military threatened Israel on Sunday evening that should it launch any further attacks on Syrian army targets, Israel will have to take the responsibility for repercussions that can ensue.

Golan battles bring Hizballah near Israeli border In the last 48 hours, Israel has conducted air strikes on and aimed tank fire at Syrian army positions near Quneitra's northern suburb of Baath city, 3km from IDF Golan border defenses.

Hamas Calls on feuding Arab World to Resolve its Differences At a prayer service marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, Deputy Hamas Gaza Chief Khalil al-Hayya urged feuding Arab states to resolve their differences.

US government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant Message includes warning to Trump administration on accountability 'for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries'.

REPORTS: Trump Furious With Palestinians, May Pull Out of Peace Process The international mainstream media painted last week's meeting between Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and US President Donald Trump's senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as "productive."

Iranian Envoy May Be Chosen as UNESCO Leader The United Nations cultural body UNESCO, which has passed several anti-Israel resolutions during the last year, is likely to elect Iran's permanent delegate to UNESCO as the agency's new chairman.

Russia has destroyed 99% of its chemical weapons - supervising general Russia only has only one percent of its chemical weapons stockpile left.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

6/24/17

White House: Qatar Gulf row is a 'family issue'  The US government has called the growing crisis between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours a "family issue". 

IDF Power in Potential Hezbollah War 'Unimaginable in Scope'  Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel warned Wednesday that the Jewish state will strike Hezbollah 'with full force' in any future conflict with the Lebanese terror group. 

Hezbollah Says Future Israel War Could Draw Fighters From Iran, Iraq  This adds to a recent series of warnings and threats made by Nasrallah. 

Who's The New Saudi Crown Prince And How Will His Rise To Power Shape The Mideast?  Muhammad bin Salman inherits his ancestors' failure to do as Pharaoh did when he used the good years to prepare for the bad ones. 

Thousands of Palestinians Flood Temple Mount on Last Day of Ramadan  Over 300,000 Palestinians flooded the Temple Mount in Jerusalem overnight on Thursday to observe Laylat al-Qadr (night of power), the last night of the month-long fast period of Ramadan, despite recent deadly terror attacks in the city. 

Suicide bomber targeting Mecca injures 6 pilgrims, police say  Saudi authorities arrest 5 in connection with foiled 'terrorist plan' targeting worshipers at Islam's holiest site. 

Iranians Chant 'Death To Israel,' Display Military Force At Al-Quds Rally  Islamic State militant group flags were also burned at Al-Quds Day rallies. 

Abbas said enraged by Kushner meet, refuses to halt pay even to worst terrorists  Ramallah reportedly accuses US delegation of being mouthpiece for Israel, rebuffs watered-down demand to stop paying 600 prisoners serving life terms. 

Unveiling clock showing 8,411 days left for Israel, Iranians rage against Jewish state  Parliament speaker calls Israel 'mother of terrorism' as Islamic Republic parades missiles, rallies in support of Palestinians and against raft of enemies. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

6/23/17

Thousands of Palestinians Flood Temple Mount on Last Day of Ramadan Over 300,000 Palestinians flooded the Temple Mount in Jerusalem overnight on Thursday to observe Laylat al-Qadr (night of power), the last night of the month-long fast period of Ramadan, despite recent deadly terror attacks in the city.

Palestinians disappointed with Kushner meeting PA sources described the meeting between Jared Kushner and Mahmoud Abbas as unsuccessful; they claim the Americans came only with 'Israeli messages.'

Turkey's Failed Grand Design for the Middle East The siege of Qatar is sending messages on many wavelengths, some intended for Turkey.

Iran's Khamenei: 'There Is No Doubt' We'll Witness Israel's Demise The Islamic Republic's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei makes remarks day before Iran marks then anti-Israel 'Al Quds day.'

Iranians chant 'death to Israel', display military force at Al-Quds rally Ankara- Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to Israel" in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic State militant group which claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran this month, state TV reported.

Trump's team face reality in the Middle East It might seem like a no-brainer, but it's nothing short of an epiphany.

Israel's Illegal Immigrant Time Bomb The southern neighborhoods of Tel Aviv have been overrun in recent years.

First Russian base for SE Syria - near US garrison The Russian engineering corps has started building a new base in southeastern Syria at a small village called Khirbet Ras Al-Wa'r in the Bir al-Qasab district.

Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands Four Arab states have sent Qatar a list of 13 demands it must meet if it wants them to lift their sanctions.

The Oslo Disaster Prof. Efraim Karsh, the incoming director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, indicts the Oslo diplomatic process as "the starkest strategic blunder in Israel's history" and as "one of the worst calamities ever to have afflicted Israelis and Palestinians."

Thursday, June 22, 2017

6/22/17

Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated' Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the destruction of an ancient mosque in the city of Mosul is "an official declaration of defeat" by so-called Islamic State (IS).

Saudi Prince Promoted as Heir to Throne is Hardliner on Iran "He's the architect of a series of steps bringing Saudi Arabia to be of one mind with Israel."

The Farhoud Remembered EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Seventy-six years after the mass massacre of the Baghdad Jews, in which the then-leader of the Palestinian Arabs, Hajj Amin Husseini, was deeply involved, his heirs to the Palestinian leadership still sustain an anti-Israel and anti-Jewish campaign of racial and political incitement unparalleled in scope and intensity since Nazi Germany.

Palestinians Ask UNESCO to 'Protect' Tomb of Patriarchs from Israel "The inscription of the Old City of Hebron as a Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger will stir resentment and fierce reactions in Israel and throughout the Jewish world."

Israeli Forces brace for last Friday of Ramadan Prayers Rosenfeld added that after Friday prayers, police will continue heightened security measures in the area for Shabbat.

US Anti-ISIS envoy vows not to let Iran threaten Israel from Syrian Golan The US envoy sounded a victorious tone with a narrative of how the US has helped put ISIS on the run in both Iraq and Syria, focused on ISIS clean-up operations.

Liberman: Abbas is dragging Israel into war with Hamas Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman underlines that Israel has no intention of initiating armed conflict on any frontier.

As Ethiopian Olim Trickle to Israel, many wonder when's their turn Many families are split with only some members approved for aliya.

UK in Brexit pledge on citizens' rights at EU summit EU leaders are going into summit talks in Brussels, where they will hear the UK's plans for protecting EU citizens' rights after Brexit.

Tillerson calls on China to pressure North Korea Secretary of State urges Chinese officials to apply greater diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

6/21/17

Report: Turkey stirring up tensions on Temple Mount Investigative report claims Turkey spending tens of millions in Jerusalem to gain foothold, stir up tensions.

Israel furious as UN set to host '50 years of Israeli occupation' event Minister Gilad Erdan appeals to UN Secretary-General Guterres to stop hostile conference scheduled to take place at the UN headquarters this month.

Saudi king's son Mohammed bin Salman is new crown prince Saudi Arabia's king has appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince - replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne.

Knesset Takes One More Step Toward De Facto Annexation of West Bank As the Knesset forges ahead with a bill that applies a law to the West Bank, the Left is warning of the "creeping annexation" underway.

Iran Missile Struck ISIS But Is Also Aimed At US, Saudis, Israel That Iran would verbally threaten ISIS, Saudi Arabia, the US and Israel is not new. That it would launch six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles more than 600 kilometers into another country is.

Watch: Argentina Police seize Cache of hidden Nazi Artifacts "We are happy to be able to say that they are no longer circulating through sales or among collectors."

The bomber shot dead during terror attack in Belgium was Moroccan 'sex offender' from jihadi ghetto Molenbeek An attacker who detonated a nail bomb he was carrying in a suitcase at Brussels Central Station has been identified as a 36-year-old Moroccan national from the jihadi ghetto of Molenbeek.

Judea and Samaria: Who's Allowed to Build? Jewish construction in the biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria has come to a near standstill.

ISIS Ramadan offensive hits Europe Tuesday night, June 20, a terrorist detonated a bomb belt at the Brussels central train station, shouting "Allahu Akbar!"

Satanism Making Comeback Through Witchcraft and Atheism: Rabbi At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, some 13,000 people will connect via internet in yet another attempt to cast a curse on President Donald Trump, this time on the summer solstice.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

6/20/17

Christian Awakening to Temple Mount's Holiness Brings Prophesied "House of Prayer for All Nations" Closer Until now, the bloody battle for the Temple Mount has been fought between Muslims and Jews, but a new awakening among some Christians to its significance is creating a shifting pre-Messianic reality at the already volatile site.

UK: Hizballah supporters call for Israel's annihilation at London rally To stop these Muslims from openly declaring their support for a genocide-minded jihad terror group would be "Islamophobic," and remember: Theresa May has vowed to stamp out "Islamophobia."

Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send US warnings BEIRUT (AP) - Russia on Monday threatened aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline intended to avoid collisions in retaliation for the U.S. military shooting down a Syrian warplane.

'Trump Advisers Don't Understand Israel's Fear of Palestinian State' Former prime minister Ehud Barak has spoken to advisers to US president Donald Trump, who do not understand concerns in the Israeli government over the formation of a Palestinian state, Barak said in a speech on Monday night.

In Iranian strike on IS, the missile is the message Iran's barrage in Syria is seen as a warning to Israel, as well as a bid by Tehran to justify its ballistic missile program for ostensible self-defense.

NFL Hall of Famers laud Israelis' sense of family, love for their country 1,000 local fans flock to Jerusalem's Kraft Family Stadium to meet with some of the 18 'Gold Jackets'.

5,700 US Sailors to Tour Israel When Aircraft Carrier Docks in Haifa Next Month The USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier will dock at Israel's Haifa Bay for the first time in 17 years ahead of participating in military air campaigns against the Islamic State.

Iran IRGC commander: "We are on the path that leads to the rule of Islam worldwide" He said it. But if you repeat it, you're a racist, bigoted Islamophobe.

'European army is inevitable' - German defense commissioner Germany's parliamentary defense commissioner, Hans-Peter Bartels, has renewed calls for a joint EU army amid concerns about the reliability of the NATO alliance and disorganization and fragmentation of national defense structures.

Euro MPs urge scrapping Turkey accession talks over Erdogan's sweeping powers The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs have adopted a resolution urging Brussels to formally suspend EU accession talks with Turkey, if a constitutional change granting President Erdogan sweeping powers goes ahead.

Monday, June 19, 2017

6/19/17

In first, US Military shoots down Syrian Warplane The US military said it downed the Syrian jet over Raqqa in a rare incident that marks a flareup in the war-wrought country.

Washington Ignores Saudi "Involvement in Supporting Terrorism and Terrorist Groups" Saudi Arabia is the second largest source of ISIS fighters from Muslim-majority countries, with an estimated 2,500, according to a working paper produced by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Iraq's al-Abadi to visit S.Arabia, Kuwait, Iran soon TEHRAN - Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will soon visit Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and then Iran as a reconciliatory effort as the Saudi-led political and economic boycott of Qatar is escalating, according to Iraqi media outlets.

Missile strike on ISIS turning Iran into a world power Analysis: By firing surface-to-surface missiles with a range of up to 700 kilometers into Syria, Iran is both avenging the terror attacks in Tehran and claiming the status and prestige of a military, regional and maybe even global power.

Escalation in S. Syria with Iranian-led gains A joint Syrian army-Hizballah force was unable in two weeks of vicious warfare to break the resistance of the Syrian rebels holding out in Daraa and capture the southern Syrian town.

This Secret Catholic Exorcist Cult in Brazil Is Making a Deal With the Devil The Vatican is looking into a group of exorcists who apparently made a pact with Satan on climate change and the death of Pope Francis.

Bennett submits bill to make it 'impossible' to divide Jerusalem Jewish Home leader wants to change Basic Law to require two-thirds Knesset approval before handing over parts of capital under any peace deal.

Brexit talks begin amid uncertainty The UK will begin historic talks to leave the European Union on Monday (19 June), one year after voters opted to quit the bloc in a referendum.

Hasmonean Fortress of Machaerus Unearthed - on "Wrong" Side of Border [PHOTOS] A Hungarian archaeological mission digging in the ruins of Machaerus, a fortress built by King Herod on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea located in modern Jordan, has discovered a large ritual bath which were likely constructed for the royal family's use.

Soft Sharia in Turkey The bad news about the Turkish justice system is that it is increasingly religiously ideological, reminiscent of the Ottoman justice system where non-Muslims were legally inferior to the Muslims and were constantly reminded of their inferiority to the dominant community through restrictions and markers.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

6/17/17

NUKING ON THE DOOR North Korea is now 'only one step away' from launching a nuclear missile which can hit America, US expert warns News comes as Kim Jong-un's rogue state continues to ramp up its weapons programme. 

Islamic State leader Baghdadi 'may have been killed by Russia'  Russia's defence ministry is investigating whether one of its air strikes in Syria killed the leader of the Islamic State militant group (IS). 

PA official: We will still pay terrorist salaries even if Israel cuts Palestinian funds  No matter how many excuses Westerners make about why jihadists hate and murder innocent infidels, they will keep on killing in the name of Islam in order to attain the rewards of 'martyrdom.' 

Russian MoD confirms US multiple rocket launchers in Syria, fears may target govt troops  The US has moved HIMARS long-range rocket launchers from Jordan to its base in At Tanf in Syria, Russia's Defense Ministry confirmed, adding that the hardware could be used against Syrian government forces. 

Chuck Schumer Teams with Ted Cruz to Demand Moving Israel Embassy to Jerusalem  Cruz: 'It is long past time to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem'. 

Rivlin: The Golan is essential to our existence  President Rivlin stresses the importance of the Golan to Israel, 50 years since Jewish communities returned there. 

Palestinians To Claim Tomb Of Patriarchs On Un World Heritage List  The World Heritage Committee on Thursday publicized the list of 35 sites that it plans to consider inscribing, including Hebron. 

Security and defence to top EU summit  EU heads of state and government will be focusing on security and defence at a summit in Brussels next week on Thursday and Friday. 

Britain preparing to jump off a cliff  Theresa May's plan seemed so simple: we're way ahead in the polls, so let's call an election, grab a great majority and start building a strong and stable Britain. 

Turkey's Erdogan decries Qatar's 'inhumane' isolation  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the isolation of Qatar by several Arab states, describing it as "inhumane and against Islamic values".

Friday, June 16, 2017

6/16/17

Islamic State in Philippines Recruits Child Soldiers, Promises Islamic Education to Poor Parents In a breathtaking interview with the local Philippine outlet Rappler, a former jihadist with the nation's Maute terrorist group recalls his recruitment as a child.

US shifts to reassure Qatar with arms sale, joint exercise After Trump signaled support for Saudis in Sunni states' dust up, State Department and DOD moves aim to reassure Doha that ties are strong.

Rivlin: The Golan is essential to our existence President Rivlin stresses the importance of the Golan to Israel, 50 years since Jewish communities returned there.

Chuck Schumer Teams with Ted Cruz to Demand Moving Israel Embassy to Jerusalem Cruz: 'It is long past time to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.'

Israel and Hamas court catastrophe in high-stakes game of chicken With the PA riding shotgun and Egypt in the backseat, Israel, propelled by a tailwind from the Persian Gulf, dares Hamas to go to war.

Touchdown in Israel: 18 US Football Hall of Famers Arrive in Holy Land Former NFL stars Joe Montana, Jim Brown, Roger Staubach among 18 "Gold Jackets" are visiting the country.

Senate Passes Iran 'Non-Nuclear' Sanctions Bill Passage of the bill should have no effect on the nuclear deal, argue its authors, who aim to target "non-nuclear" Iranian behavior deemed a threat to the region by Republicans and Democrats alike.

Palestinians to claim Tomb of Patriarchs on Un World Heritage List The World Heritage Committee on Thursday publicized the list of 35 sites that it plans to consider inscribing, including Hebron.

Serbia to have first gay prime minister as Ana Brnabic is chosen The president of Serbia has nominated a gay woman to be his prime minister in a double first for the deeply conservative Balkan state.

Islamic State leader Baghdadi 'may have been killed by Russia' Russia's defence ministry is investigating whether one of its air strikes in Syria killed the leader of the Islamic State militant group (IS).

Thursday, June 15, 2017

6/15/17

Russian MoD confirms US multiple rocket launchers in Syria, fears may target govt troops The US has moved HIMARS long-range rocket launchers from Jordan to its base in At Tanf in Syria, Russia's Defense Ministry confirmed, adding that the hardware could be used against Syrian government forces.

Will Trump make a peace breakthrough in 2018? US President Donald Trump's goal of generating a rapid improvement of Israel's ties with the Arab world, including the Palestinians in 2018.

Iran can hit targets at 2,000 km range: military advisor TEHRAN - A top military advisor to the Leader has said that Iran's missiles are capable of hitting targets within a 2,000-kilometer range, ISNA reported.

Qatar buys F-15 fighter planes in billion-dollar US deal Qatar has signed a $12bn deal to buy F-15 fighters jets from the US.

Palestinians' Real Tragedy: Failed Leadership Under the regimes of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas, Palestinians are free to criticize Israel and incite against it.

PA official: We will still pay terrorist salaries even if Israel cuts Palestinian funds No matter how many excuses Westerners make about why jihadists hate and murder innocent infidels, they will keep on killing in the name of Islam in order to attain the rewards of "martyrdom."

What does making Aliyah mean for Israelis? The question of encouraging Aliyah is too often viewed only in terms of the prospective immigrants.

Security and defence to top EU summit EU heads of state and government will be focusing on security and defence at a summit in Brussels next week on Thursday and Friday.

Women playing greater role in terror, says EU police agency The operational role of women and minors in carrying out jihadist terror attacks in Europe appears to be on the rise, according to the EU's police agency Europol.

Britain is preparing to jump off a cliff Theresa May's plan seemed so simple: we're way ahead in the polls, so let's call an election, grab a great majority and start building a strong and stable Britain.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

6/13/17

Qatar crisis: UAE accused of bankrolling Turkey coup Journalist close to Turkish state claims UAE spent $3bn on plot, as Turkish president calls Saudi-UAE-Bahrain blockade on Qatar 'inhumane'.

Turkey's Erdogan decries Qatar's 'inhumane' isolation Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the isolation of Qatar by several Arab states, describing it as "inhumane and against Islamic values".

Report: Israel Cyberspies Infiltrated ISIS Bomb-Making Unit Israeli hackers infiltrated the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization earlier this year, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Three EU countries say 'no' to Muslims EU mulling legal cases against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take in Muslim asylum-seekers.

'US blames Iran for terrorism, yet Saudi Arabia supports Islamic State' The blame game against Iran is not new but it is infantile of the US to keep pointing the finger at Iran when everyone knows that it is Saudi Arabia that is behind groups like ISIS, political analyst and commentator Shabbir Hassanally says.

Israel approves largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years Israel has greenlighted plans for over 8,000 new homes in the West Bank, with over a third for "immediate" construction, the defense minister revealed on Sunday, making it the largest expansion of Jewish settlements in the area in 25 years.

Russia protests: Hundreds detained at opposition rallies Hundreds of people have been detained at anti-corruption rallies in Moscow and St Petersburg.

Hamas warns Gaza electricity cut will lead to 'explosion' Terror group's spokesman warns of 'disastrous' results should Israel implement Abbas's request to decrease power to Strip; officials warn of humanitarian catastrophe.

Israeli Study Finds Watching ISIS Videos May Be Hazardous to Your Health Being female, having a lower socioeconomic status and having elevated levels of PTSD symptoms are related to ISIS anxiety.

NUKING ON THE DOOR: North Korea is now 'only one step away' from launching a nuclear missile which can hit America, US expert warns A top expert has claimed North Korea's military is just one step away from launching a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US.

Islamic State applauds murder of "belligerent Christians" in Philippines "Belligerent" because they are opposing the hegemony of Sharia, and hence are kuffar harbi, infidels at war with Islam.

EU Ready to Take Advantage of May's Poor Election Showing Last week's election has left Britain's Prime Minster Theresa May in a weakened position and European officials are ready to use the crisis to undermine May's leadership in the remaining days before the Brexit negotiation begin.

Israel Prepares for Major Earthquake At Sunday's cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an urgent discussion on home front preparations for a major earthquake that is expected to hit Israel in the coming years.

Monday, June 12, 2017

6/12/17

'US blames Iran for terrorism, yet Saudi Arabia supports Islamic State' The blame game against Iran is not new but it is infantile of the US to keep pointing the finger at Iran when everyone knows that it is Saudi Arabia that is behind groups like ISIS, political analyst and commentator Shabbir Hassanally says.

Israel approves largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years Israel has greenlighted plans for over 8,000 new homes in the West Bank, with over a third for "immediate" construction, the defense minister revealed on Sunday, making it the largest expansion of Jewish settlements in the area in 25 years.

Russia protests: Hundreds detained at opposition rallies Hundreds of people have been detained at anti-corruption rallies in Moscow and St Petersburg.

Hamas warns Gaza electricity cut will lead to 'explosion' Terror group's spokesman warns of 'disastrous' results should Israel implement Abbas's request to decrease power to Strip; officials warn of humanitarian catastrophe.

Israeli Study Finds Watching ISIS Videos May Be Hazardous to Your Health Being female, having a lower socioeconomic status and having elevated levels of PTSD symptoms are related to ISIS anxiety.

NUKING ON THE DOOR: North Korea is now 'only one step away' from launching a nuclear missile which can hit America, US expert warns A top expert has claimed North Korea's military is just one step away from launching a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US.

Islamic State applauds murder of "belligerent Christians" in Philippines "Belligerent" because they are opposing the hegemony of Sharia, and hence are kuffar harbi, infidels at war with Islam.

EU Ready to Take Advantage of May's Poor Election Showing Last week's election has left Britain's Prime Minster Theresa May in a weakened position and European officials are ready to use the crisis to undermine May's leadership in the remaining days before the Brexit negotiation begin.

Israel Prepares for Major Earthquake At Sunday's cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an urgent discussion on home front preparations for a major earthquake that is expected to hit Israel in the coming years.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

6/10/17

Eizenkot: Hezbollah Remains Israel's Top Priority  "The Northern front and Hezbollah remain the IDF's highest priority," IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said Wednesday at an event marking 11 years to the Second Lebanon War. 

UK election result: How the world reacted  The result of the UK election, with the ruling Conservatives unexpectedly losing their overall majority, has sent shockwaves across Europe and beyond. 

Lines In The Sand: Qatar's Increasing Isolation In The Arab World  An alliance of pro-US Sunni Arab states is emerging. 

Top Israeli Intel Official: Threat Of Iran's Mideast Dominance 'Immediate‚' Concern among officials about Iran's influence - and what is believed to be its goal of forming a land corridor from Tehran to Beirut - has grown. 

Iran Blames Saudi Arabia for Islamic State Parliament, Ayatollah Shrine Rampage  The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have accused Saudi Arabia of organizing an Islamic State attack on Iran's Parliament and the shrine of the leader of the Iranian revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. 

Raqqa: US-backed forces advance in IS 'capital'  US-backed Syrian forces have advanced into the western part of so-called Islamic State's "capital" of Raqqa, they and a monitor report. 

Is an independent Kurdistan in the offing?  Iraqi Kurds to hold referendum on independence in September. Iraqi government condemns move. 

Saudi Arabia and allies hail Trump warning to Qatar  Gulf states ignore a separate US call for them to ease their economic blockade. 

Syrian army reaches Iraqi border, warns against US interference  The first units of the Syrian army and of President Bashar al-Assad's allies arrived at the border with Iraq for the first time since the outbreak of the civil war more than six years ago; pro-Assad alliance threatens to hit US positions in Syria; 'self-restraint' over US air strikes will end if they cross 'red lines.' 

Failed US policies at the heart of Middle East problem  Analysis: The old understanding between Tehran and the Sunni radicals‚Äîthat Iran is immune to attacks-was shattered Wednesday. 

Friday, June 09, 2017

6/9/17

Hezbollah Recruits arrested for planning attacks against Israeli, US targets Kourani and El Debek both have extensive history with the terrorist organization.

UK election result: How the world reacted The result of the UK election, with the ruling Conservatives unexpectedly losing their overall majority, has sent shockwaves across Europe and beyond.

Over 200,000 attend Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, some 30,000 from abroad Amid tight security, revelers throng to annual event in the "most gay-friendly city" to celebrate freedom and tolerance.

"English Multiculturalism Has Lost Its Head": Charlie Hebdo satirizes Britain's response to jihad terror Charlie Hebdo's latest satire is of "Britain's response to terror": Theresa May holding her own severed head.


Eizenkot: Hezbollah Remains Israel's Top Priority "The Northern front and Hezbollah remain the IDF's highest priority," IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said Wednesday at an event marking 11 years to the Second Lebanon War.

US Senate Unanimously Votes to Move Embassy to Jerusalem The U.S. Senate urged President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise of relocating the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, unanimously passing legislation in support of the move Monday.

Iran Blames Saudi Arabia for Islamic State Parliament, Ayatollah Shrine Rampage The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have accused Saudi Arabia of organizing an Islamic State attack on Iran's Parliament and the shrine of the leader of the Iranian revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Mosul battle: IS kills 230 fleeing civilians, says UN The UN has received reports that 231 Iraqi civilians have been killed by so-called Islamic State while attempting to flee Mosul over the past two weeks.

One missile takes out ISIS command on Golan edge A single mystery missile, which could have been fired from the ground or the air early Wednesday morning, June 7, wiped out the entire top Islamic State command on the Syrian Golan, DEBKAfile's military and intelligence sources report.

Ariel: It's time for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria Agriculture Minister tours Gush Etzion, calls for PM to let Jewish communities grow, build new communities.

Election campaign exposes faultlines in iron-clad May She started her run with a commanding lead, but PM lost control of the agenda amid missteps and terror attacks.

PA: 'Palestine' will be free of 'settlers' Abbas's spokesman says the PA is determined to establish a Palestinian state free of "settlers".

Failed US policies at the heart of Middle East problem Analysis: The old understanding between Tehran and the Sunni radicals-that Iran is immune to attacks-was shattered Wednesday.

After London jihad massacre, Facebook removes video claiming connection between terrorism and Islam Facebook, Twitter, all of them are desperate to cover up the increasingly obvious connection between terrorism and the religion with a holy book that thrice exhorts believers to "kill them wherever you find them" (Qur'an 2:191, 4:89, 9:5) and calls upon believers to strike terror in the hearts of the enemies of the deity (Qur'an 8:60).

Thursday, June 08, 2017

6/8/17

Eizenkot: Hezbollah Remains Israel's Top Priority "The Northern front and Hezbollah remain the IDF's highest priority," IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said Wednesday at an event marking 11 years to the Second Lebanon War.

US Senate Unanimously Votes to Move Embassy to Jerusalem The U.S. Senate urged President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise of relocating the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, unanimously passing legislation in support of the move Monday.

Iran Blames Saudi Arabia for Islamic State Parliament, Ayatollah Shrine Rampage The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have accused Saudi Arabia of organizing an Islamic State attack on Iran's Parliament and the shrine of the leader of the Iranian revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Mosul battle: IS kills 230 fleeing civilians, says UN The UN has received reports that 231 Iraqi civilians have been killed by so-called Islamic State while attempting to flee Mosul over the past two weeks.

One missile takes out ISIS command on Golan edge A single mystery missile, which could have been fired from the ground or the air early Wednesday morning, June 7, wiped out the entire top Islamic State command on the Syrian Golan, DEBKAfile's military and intelligence sources report.

Ariel: It's time for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria Agriculture Minister tours Gush Etzion, calls for PM to let Jewish communities grow, build new communities.

Election campaign exposes faultlines in iron-clad May She started her run with a commanding lead, but PM lost control of the agenda amid missteps and terror attacks.

PA: 'Palestine' will be free of 'settlers' Abbas's spokesman says the PA is determined to establish a Palestinian state free of "settlers".

Failed US policies at the heart of Middle East problem Analysis: The old understanding between Tehran and the Sunni radicals-that Iran is immune to attacks-was shattered Wednesday.

After London jihad massacre, Facebook removes video claiming connection between terrorism and Islam Facebook, Twitter, all of them are desperate to cover up the increasingly obvious connection between terrorism and the religion with a holy book that thrice exhorts believers to "kill them wherever you find them" (Qur'an 2:191, 4:89, 9:5) and calls upon believers to strike terror in the hearts of the enemies of the deity (Qur'an 8:60).

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

6/7/17

Ramadan Rage 2017: The Complete List of Jihadist Attacks Around the World Welcome to Breitbart News' running tally of worldwide jihadist terrorist attacks during Ramadan 2017.

Iran attacks: 'IS' hits parliament and Khomeini mausoleum Twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in the capital, Tehran, have killed at least 12 people and injured many more.

Moves Against Qatar Hobble Muslim Brotherhood in Battle for Mideast Dominance Recent history, Lerman said, has shown that "if you sit on Qatar, it will crumble."

IDF: Hezbollah is an imminent threat, at the top of our priorities The IDF is re-evaluating the top challenges it faces, and the Shi'ite terror organization is high on the list.

Top Israeli Intel Official: Threat of Iran's Mideast Dominance 'Immediate' Concern among officials about Iran's influence - and what is believed to be its goal of forming a land corridor from Tehran to Beirut - has grown.

Israel Excitedly Welcomes US Ambassador Nikki Haley Just days after threatening to withdraw the US from the UN Human Rights Council over its sick obsession with Israel, Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday landed in the Jewish state.

Building Up of Biblical Heartland Set to Explode as 1,000 New Permits Granted The Civil Administration's Higher Planning Committee granted approval Tuesday for an initial batch of approximately 1,100 building permits for homes in Judea and Samaria, with about 900 more to be authorized Wednesday.

Are Jihadists Taking over Europe? In the four European countries most targeted by terror attacks -- Britain, France, Belgium and Germany.

Why peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians keep failing On the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, earnest diplomats and a new US president seem as eager as their predecessors to bring peace to this troubled place - and as blind as those earlier failed do-gooders to the animating roots of this conflict.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

6/6/17

WATCH: The Six Day War is Alive with Animation Between 1948, when the State of Israel gained independence, and the IDF's stunning military victory in June 1967, was there a viable ceasefire in place?

Netanyahu: 'We will strengthen the settlement enterprise' PM speaks at Six-Day War event on Judea and Samaria. 'Everyone's right to live in his home, no one will be uprooted from his home'.

Ex-defense chief: Erdogan is 'deliberately Islamicizing' Europe in bid for world domination Moshe Ya'alon also says any Trump bid for permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace deal 'guaranteed recipe for failure'.

Senate unanimously passes bill marking 50 years since Jerusalem reunification With a vote of 90-0, lawmakers of Capitol Hill's upper chamber say 'Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel'.

Israelis cry foul as UN leaders lament 50 years of 'occupation' UN envoy Danon blasts Antonio Guterres' 'preposterous' statement as 'Palestinian misinformation'; deputy FM urges him to 'correct the distortion'.

WATCH: How Palestinians Teach Values of 'Martyrdom' to Children This Palestinian Authority TV interview shows the extent to which the PA has successfully has indoctrinated Palestinian youth to seek Martyrdom.

Raqqa: Syrian Kurdish-led forces launch offensive on IS 'capital' A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters has launched an offensive to capture the jihadist group Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.

Sears offers 'Free Palestine' clothing line The retail giant Sears has put a line of 'Free Palestine' apparel up for sale on its website, including t-shirts, hoodies, and tank tops.

Haley: UN rights council must halt 'anti-Israel bias' to stay credible In key address, US envoy warns Washington is 'looking carefully at this council and our participation in it'.

Monday, June 05, 2017

6/5/17

Qatar under Arab boycott for scheming with Iran Qatar has come under a far-reaching boycott at the hands of the most powerful Arab governments for taking Iran's side against its Sunni Arab fellows.

Iranian Uranian Enrichment Streamlines Path to Nukes According to nuclear verification experts Iran's streamlining of uranium enrichment could greatly expand their ability to reach nuclear weapons status.

After Middle East, Will Islamists Uproot Christians in Europe? About terrorism and Islamist violence, Christian leaders offer only words of relativism and moral equivalence. Is it possible that after two recent big massacres of Christians.

Defeating Extremist Islam - A Western Imperative The infiltration of this ideology is reminiscent of the spread of communism and should be defeated similarly -- not with weapons, but by exposing its true nature and providing an alternative.

Poll: Major Majority of Israelis Want Sovereignty in Jerusalem, Not 'Peace Deal' While it is often reported that most Israelis favor a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an entirely different picture emerges once Jerusalem is added to the equation, a new survey has found.

Atop holy mount, Samaritans mark biblical festival of Shavuot Tiny community makes pilgrimage to West Bank's Mount Gerizim for seven day celebration of anniversary of receiving the Torah.

Arab powers sever Qatar ties, widening rift among US allies After powerful Arab states accuse Qatar of backing Iran agenda and of ties to Muslim Brotherhood, they place the emirate in isolation.

This Island Nation, Led by an Evangelical Christian, Just Recognized Jerusalem as Israel's Capital The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu became the latest country to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Israel Hayom reported Thursday.

Google celebrates Ramadan by promoting oppressive dress code for women Google promotes the Sharia's dress code for women in its latest doodle celebrating the Islamic "holy month," Ramadan.

EU-China united on climate, divided on trade EU and Chinese leaders emphasised on Friday (2 June) the need for closer relations in an unstable world, whilst concealing disagreements behind their unity on fighting climate change in the face of the US retreat from the Paris agreement.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

6/3/17

Watch: Enough promises of peace!  Would-be peacemakers have long promised Israel an end to war and terrorism, but what have concessions in the name of peace actually brought? 

Foreign politicos punch Trump, copy his campaign  While several European politicians seize on US President Donald Trump as a punching bag, at least three are pragmatic enough to copycat his tactics and slogans for boosting their chances to get elected. 

Syrian Civil War: Assad's Hollow Crown  Jonathan Spyer reports from a regime sponsored tour of war-torn Syria and finds rampant antisemitism and empty rhetoric that fails to disguise the dictator's flimsy grip on power. 

Un Secretary-General: 'Denial Of Israel's Right To Exist Is Antisemitism'  "History must be respected. Jerusalem is a holy city for three religions."

Palestinian statehood is a grave threat to Saudi Arabia  Even more than it endangers Israel, a Palestinian Arab state threatens Saudi Arabia and Jordan - and they know it. Opinion. 

Report: 'External Pressure' Forces Qatar To Expel Hamas Members  The report hinted that Israel was behind the move, claiming that those asked to leave were Hamas members previously arrested and interrogated by Israeli authorities. 

Is The Road Still Open For Israeli-Palestinian Peace?  Marking the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and its ramifications on the Israeli-Arab conflict, the 'Post' talks to activists. 

Rivlin: Hebron Is Not An Obstacle To Peace  According to the President, the government must invest in Hebron's infrastructure, roads and industry. 

Pew report: Islam to overtake Christianity as world's No. 1 religion by 2050  Islam will be the world‚Äôs No. 1 religion, surpassing Christianity by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center study. 

Ramadan: "A Month of Great Conquests  "Our fight is Jihad and an obligatory worship. And every obligatory act of worship has 70 times more reward in Ramadan," said Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban, rejecting U.N.-led calls for halting hostilities during Ramadan.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

6/1/17

Model of Ark of the Covenant destroyed in Jerusalem Large replica of Biblical Ark destroyed by vandals after being put on display near Old City Walls.

Trump decides: Embassy to remain in Tel Aviv President Trump signs order deferring relocation of US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite campaign promises.

Turkey Attempting to Take Over Jordanian Control of Temple Mount The Jerusalem municipality's eastern Jerusalem experts have revealed in recent days that Turkey has been competing with Jordan over influence among Arab residents as well as over control of the Temple Mount.

Pew report: Islam to overtake Christianity as world's No. 1 religion by 2050  Islam will be the world's No. 1 religion, surpassing Christianity by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center study. 

Powerful pro-Iran Badr Brigades to enter Syria  Hadi al-Amiri, commander of the strongest Iraqi Shiite militia, the Badr Brigades, said Wednesday, May 31, that his forces are preparing to enter Syria. 

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year  Scorching flight will send probe into sun's atmosphere, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation, to reveal how stars are made. 

Kathy Griffin: CNN drops comic after 'sick' Trump stunt  US broadcaster CNN has ditched a comedienne from its New Year programme after she posed with a fake decapitated head of President Donald Trump.

Up Against the Wall: Revisiting the 1967 Liberation of Jerusalem The 1967 victory renewed the spirit of the festivals of pilgrimage.

Ramadan: "A Month of Great Conquests" "Ramadan has been not only a month of worship and of growing close to Allah the Almighty, but also a month of action and jihad aimed at spreading this great religion..."

REPORT: After Iranian Elections, Tehran-Hamas ties warming up Relations between the two sides have been tense since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011.

VIDEO: 2000-Year-Old Jerusalem's Main Street Sheds New Light on the City's Last Hours Jerusalem Day has prompted Israel Antiquities Authority to release more information on the excavations of the City of David.

CNN's W. Kamau Bell: Islam Part of America's Founding Aside from some interesting vignettes, the program is left-wing, anti-Trump propaganda that firmly establishes the network's political bias.

State Dept: China Has Realized Need to Rein in North Korea On Friday a senior U.S. State Department official said China has realized it has limited time to rein in North Korea's nuclear program through negotiations and is open to further sanctions against Pyongyang.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

5/31/17

Pew report: Islam to overtake Christianity as world's No. 1 religion by 2050  Islam will be the world's No. 1 religion, surpassing Christianity by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center study. 

Powerful pro-Iran Badr Brigades to enter Syria  Hadi al-Amiri, commander of the strongest Iraqi Shiite militia, the Badr Brigades, said Wednesday, May 31, that his forces are preparing to enter Syria. 

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year  Scorching flight will send probe into sun's atmosphere, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation, to reveal how stars are made. 

Kathy Griffin: CNN drops comic after 'sick' Trump stunt  US broadcaster CNN has ditched a comedienne from its New Year programme after she posed with a fake decapitated head of President Donald Trump.


Up Against the Wall: Revisiting the 1967 Liberation of Jerusalem The 1967 victory renewed the spirit of the festivals of pilgrimage.

Ramadan: "A Month of Great Conquests" "Ramadan has been not only a month of worship and of growing close to Allah the Almighty, but also a month of action and jihad aimed at spreading this great religion..."

REPORT: After Iranian Elections, Tehran-Hamas ties warming up Relations between the two sides have been tense since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011.

VIDEO: 2000-Year-Old Jerusalem's Main Street Sheds New Light on the City's Last Hours Jerusalem Day has prompted Israel Antiquities Authority to release more information on the excavations of the City of David.

CNN's W. Kamau Bell: Islam Part of America's Founding Aside from some interesting vignettes, the program is left-wing, anti-Trump propaganda that firmly establishes the network's political bias.


State Dept: China Has Realized Need to Rein in North Korea On Friday a senior U.S. State Department official said China has realized it has limited time to rein in North Korea's nuclear program through negotiations and is open to further sanctions against Pyongyang.