Saturday, January 20, 2018

1/20/18

Turkish air strikes against Afrin Kurds. Assad opens roads to Kurdish reinforcements Russian and American army chiefs conferred urgently Saturday, Jan. 20, about Turkey’s escalating assault on Kurdish Afrin in N. Syria.

Pentagon Shifts Strategic Focus from Terrorism to Nation States Mattis to bolster nuclear, conventional forces against China and Russia

More Wrangling Between Trump and Israel Over Transfer of US Embassy Earlier this week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, sporting a big smile, told reporters that the US Embassy would be moving to Jerusalem "much faster than people think, within a year from today." 

Pence kicks off Middle East tour in Egypt amid Arab anger over Jerusalem US vice president to meet with Sissi in Cairo before heading to Jordan, Israel; no talks with Palestinians, who are boycotting the US vice president.

The Big Palestinian Lie End the “Palestinian” occupation of Israel.

Turkish And Syrian Threats In Afrin Put U.S., Russia In A Bind On Friday, Turkey increased its shelling of the Kurdish-held Afrin enclave in northern Syria. 

U.S Government Shuts Down After budgets are not approved, what the White House refers to it as 'the Schumer Shutdown' begins.

Iran's leader accuses Saudis of 'treasonous collaboration with Israel' In light of reports of covert Saudi-Israeli relations, Saudi kingdom's arch-nemesis Iranian Ayatollah Khamenei says, 'Saudi Arabia cooperating with US, Zionist regime to fight against Muslims, committing treason.'

Rabbi Yehudah Glick: We Invented the Western Wall 50 Years Ago Member of Knesset Rabbi Yehuda Glick (Likud) participated in a panel discussion at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya concerning the Western Wall, surprising many with his comment that he had “quite a few problems with the Western Wall”.ion for the holy site.

Abbas’ ultimatum to Trump: Choose between a Palestinian Jerusalem or war Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas kicked back hard after grasping he was confronted with an orderly, Arab-backed US peace plan that left his strategy in ruins.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

1/18/18

Houthis Claim to Have Struck Saudi Base Yemen's Houthi rebels are claiming they have successfully struck a Saudi Arabian military base with an Iranian-provided ballistic missile.

The Syrian Refugee Imam Who Wants Jews Dead Should an anti-Semitic Imam receive political asylum in America?

Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region Amid Turkish military buildup on Syrian border, Damascus warns an incursion into the country will be 'no picnic'.

On Temple Mount, Jews Respond to Arab Incitement by Praising God In what may very well be a historic turning point in the struggle for equality of religions on the Temple Mount, 42 Jews responded to an aggressive attempt by the Jerusalem Waqf (Islamic Religious Trust) to prevent them from touring the site, by singing praises of God.

Netanyahu Says US Embassy Will Move to Jerusalem Sooner Than Expected When US President Donald Trump publicly recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, both he and his administration said it would take several years to actually move the American embassy there.

Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Palestinian territories are among most dangerous places on earth for Christians Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories are amongst the most dangerous places on earth for Christians, according to a new report.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Why No Peace? The jihadist aim is to isolate Israel politically; to influence political leaders, public opinion, international institutions and international organizations so that on the day their planned offensive begins, no one will be there to support Israel and the Jews.

Report: U.S., Russia in 'Base Race' in Syria According to a new report published by Defense News, the U.S. and Russia, each seeking to expand its military presence in the Middle East and counter "asymmetric threats" from Islamist terrorist groups, have engaged in a "base race" in Syria.

Abbas' ultimatum to Trump: Choose between a Palestinian Jerusalem or war Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas kicked back hard after grasping he was confronted with an orderly, Arab-backed US peace plan that left his strategy in ruins.

Rabbi Yehudah Glick: We Invented the Western Wall 50 Years Ago Member of Knesset Rabbi Yehuda Glick (Likud) participated in a panel discussion at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya concerning the Western Wall.

Dozens of Jews removed from Temple Mount after Arab provocation Arab provocation against Jews leads to confrontation. Police intervene and expel Jews from Mount.

German far-right 'Reich Citizens' planning own army, preparing for 'Day X' - reports Germany's far-right Reichsbuerger movement has grown to almost 16,000 members, while some of them are eying their own armed wing and are preparing for 'Day X', Focus magazine reports, citing intelligence sources.

Koreas to march under single 'united' flag in Olympic Games North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single "unified Korea" flag at next month's Winter Olympics in the South.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

1/17/18

Netanyahu Says US Embassy Will Move to Jerusalem Sooner Than Expected When US President Donald Trump publicly recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, both he and his administration said it would take several years to actually move the American embassy there.

Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Palestinian territories are among most dangerous places on earth for Christians Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories are amongst the most dangerous places on earth for Christians, according to a new report.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Why No Peace? The jihadist aim is to isolate Israel politically; to influence political leaders, public opinion, international institutions and international organizations so that on the day their planned offensive begins, no one will be there to support Israel and the Jews.

Report: U.S., Russia in 'Base Race' in Syria According to a new report published by Defense News, the U.S. and Russia, each seeking to expand its military presence in the Middle East and counter "asymmetric threats" from Islamist terrorist groups, have engaged in a "base race" in Syria.

Abbas' ultimatum to Trump: Choose between a Palestinian Jerusalem or war Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas kicked back hard after grasping he was confronted with an orderly, Arab-backed US peace plan that left his strategy in ruins.

Rabbi Yehudah Glick: We Invented the Western Wall 50 Years Ago Member of Knesset Rabbi Yehuda Glick (Likud) participated in a panel discussion at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya concerning the Western Wall.

Dozens of Jews removed from Temple Mount after Arab provocation Arab provocation against Jews leads to confrontation. Police intervene and expel Jews from Mount.

German far-right 'Reich Citizens' planning own army, preparing for 'Day X' - reports Germany's far-right Reichsbuerger movement has grown to almost 16,000 members, while some of them are eying their own armed wing and are preparing for 'Day X', Focus magazine reports, citing intelligence sources.

Koreas to march under single 'united' flag in Olympic Games North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single "unified Korea" flag at next month's Winter Olympics in the South.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

1/16/18

Trump Cuts UNRWA Funding Amid Abbas Assault The funding goes to a UN agency specially designated for the descendants of Palestinian refugees.

Seven Years Later: The Arab Spring's Messy Endings Most in the region are not looking back at those momentous events. Instead, they are dealing with the aftereffects.

Palestinian Movie Banned From Film Festival for Inciting Violence Israel's been complaining about ongoing Palestinian incitement to violence (in violation of the so-called "Oslo Accords") for years.

CIA Report Reveals Budding Tehran-PLO Relationship in 1979 The 1980 report suggests there was a budding relationship between Tehran and Yasser Arafat's ruling Fatah party in the Islamic Republic's early days.

Kabbalist: New High-Speed Train Necessary For Third Temple The new high-speed train nearing completion connecting Israel's recently upgraded international airport directly to the Temple Mount is expected to be complete just in time for Passover.

Analysis:Who was behind the uprising against the Iranian regime? Sleeper cells around the country may be activated sooner than we think.

Erdogan: We will 'Strangle' U.S.-Backed Force in Syria 'Before It's Even Born' "A country we call an ally is insisting on forming a terror army on our borders. What can that terror army target but Turkey?"

PM: World Has Pampered Palestinians, Trump First to Tell Them the Truth "If we ever want to get to reconciliation and peace, there needs to be an understanding why this conflict has continued for so many years," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

The Quran Says Jerusalem Belongs to the Jews Quranic passages clearly illustrate the Jews' imperative to enter the land of Israel.

Descendants reenact Declaration of Independence signing Decades before they were born, their grandparents and great-grandparents made history by when they signed Israel's Declaration of Independence.

Israeli jets strike third Palestinian terror tunnel The Israel air strike Saturday night, Jan. 13, in the southern Gaza Strip was aimed at a terror tunnel running 180m into Israel that Hamas was building under the Kerem Shalom crossing through which convoys of goods pass from Israel to the Gaza Strip.

India, Pakistan Threaten Nuclear War India and Pakistan have threatened nuclear war with one another as tensions continue to escalate over the disputed Kashmir territories.

Why Professing Christ Is Becoming A 'Hate Crime' in the West A grim foreshadowing of the future from the U.K.

Macron's Chinese 'game of influence' "Europe is back," French president Emmanuel Macron told Chinese leaders last week during a three-day visit to China.

Monday, January 15, 2018

1/15/18

Kabbalist: New High-Speed Train Necessary For Third Temple The new high-speed train nearing completion connecting Israel's recently upgraded international airport directly to the Temple Mount is expected to be complete just in time for Passover.

Analysis:Who was behind the uprising against the Iranian regime? Sleeper cells around the country may be activated sooner than we think.

Erdogan: We will 'Strangle' U.S.-Backed Force in Syria 'Before It's Even Born' "A country we call an ally is insisting on forming a terror army on our borders. What can that terror army target but Turkey?"

PM: World Has Pampered Palestinians, Trump First to Tell Them the Truth "If we ever want to get to reconciliation and peace, there needs to be an understanding why this conflict has continued for so many years," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

The Quran Says Jerusalem Belongs to the Jews Quranic passages clearly illustrate the Jews' imperative to enter the land of Israel.

Descendants reenact Declaration of Independence signing Decades before they were born, their grandparents and great-grandparents made history by when they signed Israel's Declaration of Independence.

Israeli jets strike third Palestinian terror tunnel The Israel air strike Saturday night, Jan. 13, in the southern Gaza Strip was aimed at a terror tunnel running 180m into Israel that Hamas was building under the Kerem Shalom crossing through which convoys of goods pass from Israel to the Gaza Strip.

India, Pakistan Threaten Nuclear War India and Pakistan have threatened nuclear war with one another as tensions continue to escalate over the disputed Kashmir territories.

Why Professing Christ Is Becoming A 'Hate Crime' in the West A grim foreshadowing of the future from the U.K.

Macron's Chinese 'game of influence' "Europe is back," French president Emmanuel Macron told Chinese leaders last week during a three-day visit to China.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

1/13/18

Four players jockeying for post-war positions in Syria. US & Israel vs Russia & Iran Trump took a big move in this game on Jan. 12 when he stipulated that Europe agree to overhaul the Iran nuclear accord on enrichment and ballistic missiles.

Russians view US, Ukraine and EU as country’s main enemies – survey Two thirds of Russians believe their country has enemies in the international arena, with the US, Ukraine and the EU topping the list, a fresh survey by independent pollster Levada Center has revealed.

Trump Is Messianic Figure, UN Is Gog: Prominent Israeli Rabbi A highly respected rabbi recently spoke in Jerusalem, labeling US President Donald Trump a “Messianic figure” who will fulfill his campaign promise of making America great by purifying the country in preparation for the Messiah while fighting the United Nations, which the rabbi identified as Gog. 

Iran sanctions: Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move Iran says the US has "crossed a red line" by imposing sanctions on the head of its judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani.

Israel Told It Will Have to "Share" Jerusalem When US President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last month, he was very careful to not use the words "united" or "undivided," as Israel insists the city must remain.

Syrian war: Reports of chlorine gas attack on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta A chlorine gas attack has been carried out on a besieged rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, reports say.

Meet the butterflies from 200 million years ago Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years.

Light shed on mystery space radio pulses Astronomers have fresh insight on a mysterious source of recurring radio pulses from space.

US State Department Pushes Israel to Ban Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount The US State Department’s annual report on religious freedoms, released on Thursday, focused much attention on Jerusalem, calling for the Israeli government to strengthen the ban on Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount.

ISIS Sets Its Sights on Gaza There is nothing more delightful than watching two Islamic terror groups fight each other to the death.

Friday, January 12, 2018

1/12/18

Despite Putin's Declaration of Victory, Fighting Escalates in Syria On December 11, 2017, President Vladimir Putin announced victory in Syria on the tarmac of Hmeymim airbase and the withdrawal of "a large part" of Russia's forces.

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to extend sanctions waiver - reports US President Donald Trump will continue to suspend key sanctions on Iran, and so avoiding jeopardising the 2015 nuclear agreement, US officials say.

Over 200 million Christians worldwide facing severe persecution 215 million Christians faced the most severe persecution in 2017, resulting in 3,066 deaths and 1,020 rapes mainly targeting women.

China's Belt and Road Initiative: What's in it for Israel? The initiative is "the new game in town" for China - and perhaps Israel.

Trump flipflop: US bases to stay in post-war Syria for blocking Russian-Iranian consolidation President Trump's decision to keep US troops in post-war Syria comes ahead of his Friday deadline for re-certifying the nuclear accord with Iran.

Iran threatens to greatly speed up uranium enrichment if nuclear deal annulled According to the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran agreed to put limits on its nuclear work in exchange for termination of economic and financial sanctions.

Patriarch: Christians May be Driven Out of Holy Lands The Orthodox Christian leader of Jerusalem, Patriarch Theophilos III, has written an op-ed that should serve as a warning that the Christian presence in Jerusalem is in jeopardy.

New report says Christians in Egypt face unprecedented persecution from Muslims It may be that al-Sisi is practicing steam control, as did Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak before him.

Herzog Offers Temple Mount to Saudis If Labor Wins Next Elections Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog promised the Saudi website Elaph that his Labor Party and its allies would topple the right-wing Netanyahu government and lead to a two-state solution with the Palestinian Authority.

PLO Moves to Withdraw Recognition of, Cut Ties to Israel Palestinians question whether Ramallah will follow through on its threats.

Iran nuclear deal: European powers urge US not to withdraw European powers have urged the US not to abandon the 2015 agreement with Iran that limits its nuclear programme, saying it is making the world safer.

Report: Abbas appealing to EU to sideline Trump in Mideast Report claims PA chief is attempting to sideline President Trump's role in Mideast peace process.

Iranian-backed rebels targeting Red Sea Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen threatening to prevent international boats from passing through the Red Sea.

'My mind is actually changing': Nigel Farage calls for a second Brexit referendum The UK may need to hold a second Brexit referendum, staunch Brexiteer Nigel Farage has said. The former UKIP leader predicted that another vote would see voters back the move in "very much bigger" numbers.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

1/11/18

Trump flipflop: US bases to stay in post-war Syria for blocking Russian-Iranian consolidation President Trump's decision to keep US troops in post-war Syria comes ahead of his Friday deadline for re-certifying the nuclear accord with Iran.

Iran threatens to greatly speed up uranium enrichment if nuclear deal annulled According to the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran agreed to put limits on its nuclear work in exchange for termination of economic and financial sanctions.

Patriarch: Christians May be Driven Out of Holy Lands The Orthodox Christian leader of Jerusalem, Patriarch Theophilos III, has written an op-ed that should serve as a warning that the Christian presence in Jerusalem is in jeopardy.

New report says Christians in Egypt face unprecedented persecution from Muslims It may be that al-Sisi is practicing steam control, as did Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak before him.

Herzog Offers Temple Mount to Saudis If Labor Wins Next Elections Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog promised the Saudi website Elaph that his Labor Party and its allies would topple the right-wing Netanyahu government and lead to a two-state solution with the Palestinian Authority.

PLO Moves to Withdraw Recognition of, Cut Ties to Israel Palestinians question whether Ramallah will follow through on its threats.

Iran nuclear deal: European powers urge US not to withdraw European powers have urged the US not to abandon the 2015 agreement with Iran that limits its nuclear programme, saying it is making the world safer.

Report: Abbas appealing to EU to sideline Trump in Mideast Report claims PA chief is attempting to sideline President Trump's role in Mideast peace process.

Iranian-backed rebels targeting Red Sea Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen threatening to prevent international boats from passing through the Red Sea.

'My mind is actually changing': Nigel Farage calls for a second Brexit referendum The UK may need to hold a second Brexit referendum, staunch Brexiteer Nigel Farage has said. The former UKIP leader predicted that another vote would see voters back the move in "very much bigger" numbers.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

1/10/18

US State Department Pushes Israel to Ban Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount The US State Department's annual report on religious freedoms, released on Thursday, focused much attention on Jerusalem, calling for the Israeli government to strengthen the ban on Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount.

ISIS Sets Its Sights on Gaza ISIS is making it clear that it now has its eyes set on the Gaza Strip.

Analysis: The Message Behind Israeli Action in Syria This message is that Israel has significant security interests inside the country that need to be addressed, and that if they are not addressed, Israel will do so.

US Ambassador: Palestinian Endorsement of Terror is why There's No Peace Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely responded to Friedman with a tweet of her own.

Trump Is Messianic Figure, UN Is Gog: Prominent Israeli Rabbi A highly respected rabbi recently spoke in Jerusalem, labeling US President Donald Trump a "Messianic figure" who will fulfill his campaign promise of making America great by purifying the country in preparation for the Messiah while fighting the United Nations.

Iran Could Greatly Increase Uranium Enrichment, says Spokesman US President Donald Trump must decide by mid-January whether to continue the suspension of US sanctions on Iran's oil exports under the pact.

Russians view US, Ukraine and EU as country's main enemies - survey Two thirds of Russians believe their country has enemies in the international arena, with the US, Ukraine and the EU topping the list, a fresh survey by independent pollster Levada Center has revealed.

Palestinian Failures Under Abbas Sacrificing his people's lives on the altar of Jew-hatred.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

1/9/18

Israel Told It Will Have to "Share" Jerusalem When US President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last month, he was very careful to not use the words "united" or "undivided," as Israel insists the city must remain.

Reported Israeli strikes in Syria coincide with US cogitation on Assad's post-war future A broad, purposeful assessment of policy on Syrian president Bashar Assad's political future has been scheduled for the rest of the week in Washington, DEBKAfile reports.

Palestinian Authority Paid Terrorists Nearly $350 Million in 2017 Defense Ministry exposes Palestinian terror price list of how much prisoners get on crime scale.

Mossad Chief: We Have Eyes, Ears and More in Iran Mossad Director Yossi Cohen warned against the Iranians "coasting into the Middle East undisturbed and with very large forces".

Report: US mulling 'limited strike' on North Korea US officials discuss military strike on North Korea as North Korean and South Korean representatives meet for first time in over two years.

Koreas agree military talks to defuse border tension North and South Korea have agreed to hold military talks to defuse border tension, after their first high-level meeting in two years.

An Iranian writes A7: The spirit of Iranian Revolution lives on The writer tells Arutz Sheva: The previously solid edifice is showing many cracks that will keep growing in coming weeks and months.

Oil hits highest level since 2015 as Russian-Saudi output cuts bring result Brent crude has surpassed $68 per barrel for the first time since May 2015.

Canada: Trudeau's Support for Islamists a Warning to America Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has an nine-year long record of supporting the Islamist cause while refusing to engage with reformist Muslims.

Syrian Army Claims Israel Struck Targets Near Damascus in Overnight Raids Syria's army stated that its air defenses had hit an Israeli aircraft and had intercepted some rockets fired at Syrian targets.

Monday, January 08, 2018

1/8/18

Iran's cyber war over 48 million smartphone users was sparked by protest demos Tehran's Internet shutdown, its doomsday weapon for breaking up the new year's anti-government protests, was routed with astonishing speed.

Islamic State in Sinai declares war on Hamas in gruesome execution video IS member accused of smuggling weapons to Gaza rulers is shot in back of head as tensions between rival terror groups erupt; Hamas dismisses clip as 'Zionist production'.

Report: Saudi Arabia working with Israel against Iran Swiss newspaper reports Israel, Saudi Arabia, working together to prevent Iran's expansion in the Middle East.

UK to PA: Israel will have to share Jerusalem British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson tells senior PA official Jerusalem will be 'shared capital' of Israel and a future Palestinian state.

State Dep. urges Israel to bar Jewish prayer on Temple Mount Annual State Dep. report shows department urged Israel to curtail Jewish prayer on Temple Mount, agree to Reform demands at Western Wall.

Poll: Muslims to Overtake Jews as 2nd Largest Religion in U.S. by 2040 The Muslim community currently makes up 1% of the US population and is expected to double in size by 2050.

Abbas to ask EU to recognize 'Palestine' PA officials continuing efforts to unilaterally gain recognition of the state of "Palestine" with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.

Jordanian Minister Visits the Temple Mount Jordan is considered the guardian of Christian and Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, according to agreements between it and Israel.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

1/6/18

* "In 2017, Jews Won War for Temple Mount" - Activist In the past year, an unprecedented number of Jews ascended to their holiest site, laying claim in a manner that some Temple Mount Activists consider even more significant than the IDF victory in 1967 that unified Jerusalem. 

Egyptian media instructed to promote acceptance of Jerusalem recognition Though Cairo publicly critical of Trump for recognizing Israel's capital, recordings obtained by NY Times show leaders pushed for conciliatory messaging by TV hosts. 

Revolution In Iran Trump is no Obama and has voiced open support for the pro-freedom movement. 

Our World: Trump Kicks America's Palestinian Habit The US is UNRWA's largest funder. In 2016, it transferred more than $368m. to UNRWA. 

Act 2 of Trump clampdown on Iran: Re-imposing sanctions lifted under nuclear accord  On the heels of the first protests to hit the Iranian regime, Washington will turn the screw by negating financial benefits afforded by the nuclear deal.  

Is Turkey Setting Up A Naval Base On The Red Sea?  While Iran has taken the world's attention, Turkey is stealthily pursuing its goal of developing a military and intelligence infrastructure on the Red Sea. 

Fire and Fury: Trump says book is 'fiction' and author a 'fraud' Donald Trump has rejected doubts over his mental health raised in a bombshell new book, describing the book as "fiction" and the author as a "fraud". 

Iraq's Abadi In High-Stakes Plan To Rein In Iranian-Backed Militias The paramilitaries, or Popular Mobilization Forces, are mostly trained and backed by Iran, so Abadi risks angering his most powerful regional backer. 

Analysis: How Iran is working to destroy Israel from within  Iran is preparing the ground for a major conflict between Israel and the so-called "Islamic Resistance"- terror groups and Shiite militias. 

Christians 'Slaughtered Like Chicken' Just a month in the lives of Christians under Islam.

Friday, January 05, 2018

1/5/18

Egypt: Jerusalem bill an obstacle to peace Egypt blasts approval of United Jerusalem Bill, says it is in contravention of UN resolutions on Jerusalem.

Analysis: How Iran is working to destroy Israel from within Iran is preparing the ground for a major conflict between Israel and the so-called 'Islamic Resistance"- terror groups and Shiite militias.

Revolution in Iran Trump is no Obama and has voiced open support for the pro-freedom movement.

Iran Stages Pro-Government Rallies, U.S. Blamed for Protests Tehran's Friday prayer leader called on authorities to deal "firmly" with those responsible for igniting over a week of illegal rallies.

Trump is serious about slashing aid to Palestinians and Hizballah-dominated Lebanon Palestinian leaders in Ramallah were wrong to assume that President Donald Trump does not seriously mean to cut off US aid.

Abbas' Fatah: "O fighters, Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory" As Palestinian Media Watch has reported, both the Palestinian Authority and Abbas' Fatah continuously called on Palestinians to participate in riots and to use violence at the end of 2017.

Israel set to green-light newest batch of settlement homes next week Settler leaders say they've been kept in the dark regarding specific plans to be advanced, but have high hopes the list will be extensive.

Iraq's Abadi in High Stakes Plan to Rein in Iranian-Backed Militias The paramilitaries, or Popular Mobilization Forces, are mostly trained and backed by Iran, so Abadi risks angering his most powerful regional backer.

China Building Military Base in Pakistan China is constructing its second overseas military base in Pakistan as part of a push for greater power projection capabilities along strategic sea routes.

How Social Media is Being Used by Both Sides in Iran's Turmoil A servant of two masters, what can we learn from how social media is used by both the Iranian regime and those who oppose it?

Burning Man Announces Newest Centerpiece: Temple to Greek Goddess The Burning Man Festival, held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada in August, has chosen its centerpiece structure, a massive wood temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Gaia, that is just one of the many pagan symbols featured at the popular desert gathering.

What Does it Take to Be a Pilot in Israel's Elite Air Force? Thirty-six students recently completed the 175th prestigious and challenging Israel Air Force (IAF) pilot course, which runs for three years.

Tony Blair: Wolf's Book 'Complete Fabrication' In yet another blow to the credibility of Michael Wolff's new book, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the account of how he supposedly warned President Donald Trump's aides about alleged spying by his country was a "complete fabrication."

Christians "Slaughtered Like Chicken" Just a month in the lives of Christians under Islam.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

1/4/18

Trump is serious about slashing aid to Palestinians and Hizballah-dominated Lebanon Palestinian leaders in Ramallah were wrong to assume that President Donald Trump does not seriously mean to cut off US aid.

Abbas' Fatah: "O fighters, Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory" As Palestinian Media Watch has reported, both the Palestinian Authority and Abbas' Fatah continuously called on Palestinians to participate in riots and to use violence at the end of 2017.

Israel set to green-light newest batch of settlement homes next week Settler leaders say they've been kept in the dark regarding specific plans to be advanced, but have high hopes the list will be extensive.

Iraq's Abadi in High Stakes Plan to Rein in Iranian-Backed Militias The paramilitaries, or Popular Mobilization Forces, are mostly trained and backed by Iran, so Abadi risks angering his most powerful regional backer.

China Building Military Base in Pakistan China is constructing its second overseas military base in Pakistan as part of a push for greater power projection capabilities along strategic sea routes.

How Social Media is Being Used by Both Sides in Iran's Turmoil A servant of two masters, what can we learn from how social media is used by both the Iranian regime and those who oppose it?

Burning Man Announces Newest Centerpiece: Temple to Greek Goddess The Burning Man Festival, held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada in August, has chosen its centerpiece structure, a massive wood temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Gaia, that is just one of the many pagan symbols featured at the popular desert gathering.

What Does it Take to Be a Pilot in Israel's Elite Air Force? Thirty-six students recently completed the 175th prestigious and challenging Israel Air Force (IAF) pilot course, which runs for three years.

Tony Blair: Wolf's Book 'Complete Fabrication' In yet another blow to the credibility of Michael Wolff's new book, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the account of how he supposedly warned President Donald Trump's aides about alleged spying by his country was a "complete fabrication."

Christians "Slaughtered Like Chicken" Just a month in the lives of Christians under Islam.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

1/3/18

'In 2017, Jews Won War for Temple Mount' - Activist In the past year, an unprecedented number of Jews ascended to their holiest site, laying claim in a manner that some Temple Mount Activists consider even more significant than the IDF victory in 1967 that unified Jerusalem.

US State Department Refuses to Stop Calling Judea, Samaria 'Occupied Territory' A request by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman asking the State Department to stop referring to Judea and Samaria as 'Occupied Territory' led to a surprising affirmation that US policy still holds the regions to be illegally occupied by Israel.

Hizballah and Hamas rank at top of Forbes' 'Richest Terror Groups' list Eight of the 'Top Ten' terror groups in terms of income are Muslim, with Hezbollah and Hamas ranked #1 and #3 respectively.

Palestinians condemn Trump threat to cut aid as 'blackmail' Palestinian officials have dismissed as "blackmail" Donald Trump's threat to cut US aid over what he called their unwillingness to negotiate with Israel.

Trump to N. Korean Leader: My Nuclear Button 'Is Bigger & More Powerful' US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told reporters the United States was hearing reports that North Korea might be preparing to fire another missile.

Are Iranians About to Topple Their Regime? Security service personnel need to desert their posts in order for the protests to turn into a revolution with successful regime change.

North Korea reopens hotline to South to discuss Olympics North Korea has reopened a hotline to South Korea, almost two years after it was disabled on the orders of leader Kim Jong-un.

Trump Tells Palestinians to Kiss American Money Goodbye US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that if the Palestinian Authority does not become more conciliatory in its approach to Israel, then it will no longer receive American financial aid.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

1/2/18

5 Ways to View The Uprisings in Iran The following are five ways to look at the protests emerging in the Islamic Republic in debates among experts.

Security chief blames S. Arabia for Iran unrest TEHRAN - The recent riots in Iran were fueled by "proxy war" against Iran by certain countries including Saudi Arabia, secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Monday.

Israeli Intel Minister: Iran Working to Upgrade Hamas Terror Capabilities Israel's Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told an influential Knesset committee on Monday that Iran was working to upgrade the military capabilities of the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip.

Xi Jinping in New Year's Eve Speech: China Is 'Keeper of International Order' Chinese communist leader Xi Jinping assured listeners in his New Year's Eve speech that "China has something to say" on international issues in 2018, promising that under his regime, Beijing will be a "keeper of international order."

Abbas Spokesman: Jerusalem Law Equal to 'Declaration of War' on Palestinians Jerusalem is one of the most sensitive issues for both Palestinians and Israelis.

New 80-Majority Jerusalem Bill Has Loophole Enabling City to be Divided The bill requires a supermajority to give parts of Jerusalem to a foreign entity, but has a major loophole.

Jordan's Abdullah challenges Saudi rulers on Jerusalem King Abdullah of Jordan Sunday Dec. 31 proclaimed himself the Servant of the First Qibla and Third Holy Mosque, throwing a religious gauntlet down for Saudi rulers.

Arabs Attack Jewish Youths, Violently Force Them to 'Convert' to Islam Israeli Police arrested two Palestinians from east Jerusalem on Tuesday suspected of beating two young Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) boys and forcing them to say the Shahada, a testimony of faith that is said when converting to Islam.

In 2018, make Europe great again! At the start of 2017, the EU was under the double shock of the Brexit vote in the UK and the election of EU- and Nato-sceptic Donald Trump as US president.

Nigeria: Muslim gunmen murder 14 churchgoers returning from midnight service If the gunmen were Christian and the people were killed leaving a mosque, then the international media would be interested.

Monday, January 01, 2018

1/1/18

The top 10 moments that mattered to Jews in 2017 From Trump's tumultuous first year, to a wave of JCC bomb threats, hurricanes, and high-profile sexual harassment claims, this year kept the Jews glued to the tube. 

Policeman said killed amid crackdown on fresh Iran protests New demonstrations break out, including in Tehran, despite President Rouhani's vow to deal with 'rioters and lawbreakers'. 

North Korea's Kim Jong-un issues threats and olive branch North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has said a nuclear launch button is "always on my table" and warned the US it will never be able to start a war. 

Fatah blasts Likud: The end of the peace process Fatah and Hamas condemn Likud Central Committee's approval of a proposal to extend Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

Expect America's Tensions with China and Russia to Rise in 2018 Yesterday's 2017 review and forecast for 2018 focused on the most urgent challenges the Trump administration faces: the volatile Middle East, international terrorism and the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. 

Jpost Exclusive: No Route To Peace Without Trump, Ambassador Friedman Says Trump's ambassador to Israel David Friedman on US recognition of Jerusalem, the Palestinian rhetoric and American Jewry. 

Hamas member to Trump: Palestine will be your graveyard Watch: Hamas politburo member Fathi Hammad threatens Trump after his recognition of Jerusalem. 

Jordan's king orders brothers, a cousin arrested over covert ties with Riyadh - report According to Arab sources, the Jordanian King Abdullah has placed under arrest two of his brothers and a cousin, accusing them of secret ties with the Saudi and UAE crown princes. 

When And Why The West Began To 'Demonize' Muhammad  To understand any phenomenon, its roots must first be understood. 

Iranian Protests Escalate, Government Cancels Schools And Trains  Social Media in Farsi and Arabic reported that the protesters are shouting the slogan not Gaza, Not Lebanon, my soul for Iran.' 

Trump Is Right: Terrorism And Iran Are The Region's Major Problems  President Trump's officials are still at work framing the contours of an 'ultimate deal.' 

Egypt attack: Gunman targets Coptic Christians in church and shop  Nine people have been killed in two attacks on Coptic Christians in Helwan district, south of Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry has said. 

Israel to reenact declaration of independence for jubilee  In honor of Israel's 70th Independence Day, actors portraying Ben Gurion, other members of People's Council will congregate in Tel Aviv's Independence Hall to reenact declaration of independence; reenactment to be streamed live on Facebook, displayed on huge screens in Rothschild Street. 

'The Land of Israel is not occupied' Culture Minister Miri Regev praises NBA for changing reference to 'Occupied Palestinian Territories' on website. 'No such country exists.'