Friday, May 31, 2019

5/31/19

Iranians demand Israel's destruction at annual 'Quds Day' riots Thousands of Iranians rallied Friday to mark Quds, (Jerusalem) Day, which will see demonstrations and rioting across the Mideast as the Trump administration prepares to offer an Israel-Palestinian peace plan.

Iran leaders mock Trump peace plan as thousands rally on anti-Israel Quds Day Rouhani, Zarif join annual Tehran protests; demonstrators burn effigies of US president, Netanyahu; rallies in Iraq and Lebanon too.

Trump Administration to Release Mideast Peace Plan 'When the Timing is Right' As Israel heads to the polls on Sept. 17, the fate of the release of the Trump administration's entire Mideast peace plan for the Israelis and the Palestinians remains to be seen, an administration official told JNS on Thursday.

The Biblical Forebears of Netanyahu's Downfall Our biblical forebears wandered between three political models: dictatorship, anarchy and a tribal confederation.

Jerusalem: The Beating Heart of Jewish History If you do a Google search on any Jewish topic, you will almost certainly be directed to the site myjewishlearning.com.

Editor's Notes: Why is Israel really going to new elections? While this turn of events is bad, there was something refreshing watching Liberman stand up for a principled cause, in this case the haredi draft bill.

Field Report: Syrians are Cheering Israeli Airstrikes on Their Country Support for Israel Growing among Syrians and Druze on Golan Heights.

Netanyahu Should Talk to European Nationalists The nationalist leaders of central and eastern Europe are a mixed picture when it comes to Israel.

Former Head of Pentagon's Secret UFO Program Has Some (Strange) Stories to Tell The former leader of the U.S. government's top-secret UFO program has stories to tell, and he is sharing some of them for the first time in a new documentary.

Israel Is Using Archeology To Erase Non-Jewish History Every Jerusalem Day, thousands of people descend on Jerusalem, waving flags as they march through the Old City in what is known as the "flag parade" to celebrate the Six-Day war victory in Jerusalem.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

5/30/19

Israel goes back to elections as Netanyahu fails to form coalition Exactly one month after the 21st Knesset were sworn in, a majority of the Knesset voted late Wednesday to disperse themselves and initiate an unprecedented repeat election on September 17.

Political Drama: Israel Goes to New Elections, Again The 21st Knesset has been dissolved just weeks after being sworn in.

A third election in 2019? It can certainly happen - Analysis The premise was that polls at the time were predicting 61 MKs for the Center-Left bloc, which included Arab parties unwilling to enter any coalition.

EU races to replace its president as Brexit and trade tensions hang over Europe The next president - who'll replace Jean-Claude Juncker - needs to be approved by a majority of the 28 member states, but also by a majority of lawmakers at the European Parliament, the EU's legislative arm.

Iran Calls on World's Muslims to Attend Quds Day Rallies The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has, in a statement, called on Muslim people around the world to show their support for the oppressed Palestinian nation by attending the International Quds Day rallies, which are to be held across the globe on May 31.

Iranian Billboard Shows Destroyed US-Israeli Ships: 'We Drowned Them All' The Iranian Fars News Agency released a video this week showing a large billboard that was put up in Vali-e Asr Square in Tehran in honor of Quds Day.

'Deal of the Century' in question as Kushner meets with Israel's prime minister Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday afternoon.

EU Elections: Member states vote for the seats Results have started to come in from the elections to the European Parliament.

Jerusalem Rabbi Doesn't Want Pride Flags In City Aryeh Stern, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, called on city leaders to prohibit the flying of the Rainbow flag as part of a coming Pride parade.

Netanyahu is implicitly touted by Trump and Putin in his fight for re-election Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu received an unforeseen boost on Wednesday, May 29, while he was announcing a new election on Sept 17 after failing to set up a government.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

5/29/19

Iran Threatens "We Are the Absolute Power in the Region" The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard said this week that Iran has "absolute power" in the region.

German Intel: Iran wants to expand to weapons of mass destruction Iran was termed a "risk country" in the 335-page document outlining serious threats to the security and democracy of the state of Bavaria.

Netanyahu hours away from deadline for forming coalition government Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had until late Wednesday to form a new ruling coalition with a recalcitrant ally or face the possible end of a decade of combative leadership of Israel.

Trump team to meet leaders of Israel, Jordan as it sells Mideast plan White House adviser Kushner, the chief architect of the 'deal of the century,' embarks on a tour in the region in order to rally support for a US-engineered conference in Bahrain next month, where the initial stage of the peace proposal is said to be unveiled.

Don't Even Think About It: Why No One Wants to Fight Israel's Army Much like the Israeli Air Force, the Israeli Army came from humble-but more established-beginnings.

Israel's Tourism Triumph Despite the best efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), Israeli tourism has flourished beyond any expectation.

Kushner on Middle East tour ahead of peace rollout President Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner, the head of the White House's Israeli-Palestinian peace team, traveled to the Middle East on Monday night on a visit to Morocco, Jordan and Israel, a senior White House official told me.

Palestinian education teaches kids to anticipate the end of Israel A Palestinian teacher and her school's principal appeared on official PA TV, and the teacher openly expressed the school's educational methodology, teaching students about the anticipated end of Israel.

6 key takeaways from the critical European elections The results are in from this week's European Parliament elections, a massive, 4-day democratic exercise spanning 28 countries, 400 million voters and hundreds of parties all vying for a voice in the 751-seat assembly.

The Palestinian War on the Trump Peace Plan In the past few days, the Gaza-based groups have issued several statements hinting that they would use all means, including terrorism, to foil the US peace plan.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

5/28/19

Ten Day Old Red Heifer Candidate Checked For Eligibility Rabbinic experts traveled this week from Jerusalem to two separate locations in Israel where a small number of red heifer candidates are being raised, as part of the Temple Institute's Raise a Red Heifer in Israel program, initiated four years ago.

Analysis: Syrian war is once again escalating Islamist rebels, with Turkish support, push back against Syrian regime and its Russian ally, as US accuses Syrian army of chemical attacks.

US officials on WW3 Alert: Footage reveals disturbing test at Iran's secret military base The US military is on alert after Iran released a disturbing video revealing a secret underground base which has a huge stockpile of missiles - amid fears of attack on American troops.

Knesset Dispersal Bill Passes First Reading "There is no reason to paralyze the country for another year and a half and waste billions when there is a solution [to the dispute over the conscription bill]," Netanyahu said.

Another Election? What is It Good For? In his short announcement last night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged that Avigdor Liberman is ready to send Israelis back to the voting booth over semantics.

Merkel, Macron clash in search of "Mr or Ms Europe" German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron disagreed on Tuesday over who should be the next chief of the European Commission as EU leaders met to begin bargaining over candidates for the bloc's top jobs in the next five years.

Did Putin win the EU elections? European populists have proclaimed victory at the EU vote. Should the Kremlin rejoice?

What Next in Europe? In the European Parliament elections, held last week, parties critical of the direction of the European Union made substantial, but not decisive, gains.

Christian Archaeologist Attacked by Palestinian Authority in their Legal Battle Against Biblical Archaeology The Israeli Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Bible last week in a case brought by the Palestinian Authority in which they tried to have archaeology in Judea and Samaria declared a crime.

It is Not Surprising to See an Increase in Jew-hatred in Western Europe "But Israel is doing bad things to the Palestinians," the European apologists insist, "and we are sensitive to the plight of the underdog."

Saturday, May 25, 2019

5/25/19

German Antisemitism Commissioner warns Jews in Germany to not wear kippot "I cannot advise Jews to wear the kippot everywhere all the time in Germany," Klein told the Fuke media group.

Editor's Notes: The "New" Defense Minister Liberman It was like any other defense minister’s visit before him – except for what Liberman was wearing.

Iran says US troop move 'threatens international peace' "Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace and security and must be confronted," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the official IRNA news agency.

Christianity CRACKDOWN: Horrifying account of 'extreme persecution' suffered in Iran A VICTIM of Christian persecution in Iran has given an account of the “extreme persecution” she suffered by Iran's theocratic regime.

The extreme right will likely grow in the European Parliament, but don't panic (yet) The results from across the 28 countries participating will likely be too muddled to be a game-changer.

Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault: Syrian sources Turkey has equipped an array of mainstream Syrian rebels it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed assault, senior opposition officials and rebel sources said on Saturday.

The Middle East Anti-Peace Movement Ibrahim al-Karaki, the mayor of the Jordanian city of Al-Karak, 87 miles to south of Amman, with a view to the Dead Sea, is under attack for hosting Israeli (Jewish) tourists during the Jewish Passover holiday.

Fatah seeks reconciliation with Hamas; Hamas promises "extermination" of Israel Hamas promises Israel and its people: "slaughter, extermination, and annihilation"

The Far Right Wants to Gut the EU, Not Kill It Rather than opting to leave the EU like the U.K., Europe’s far-right parties have instead advocated for change “from within.”

Johnson leads race to succeed May, but he’s not the only pro-Israel would-be PM A dozen Conservative MPs are jostling to replace UK leader, and several would maintain her support for Israel. A key question is who would defeat Corbyn in the next election.

Friday, May 24, 2019

5/24/19

Should Israel's Pro-Gay Agenda Offend Evangelicals? Israel prides itself (pun intended) on its pro-gay attitudes in an attempt to show the world that the Jewish State is an open, democratic and accommodating society.

Henry Kissinger assesses Trump's 'Deal of the Century' for Mideast, praises Israeli PM Famed former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will mark his 96th birthday Monday, but he hasn't retired from sharing his insights on global affairs.

Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of July Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister.

Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors' release in hours.

Khamenei: Iran's Youth 'Will Witness Demise of Israel, American Civilization' Iranian youth will witness the demise of Israel and American civilization, Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday said in comments translated by Reuters.

How Will Brexit Affect the Middle East and North Africa? With its global repercussions, it is inevitable that Brexit will affect the Middle East and North Africa.

Jordanians call for a third Intifada to Thwart 'Deal of the century' Jordanian thought leaders are calling for a third Palestinian intifada against Israel in order to thwart the "Deal of the Century."

Liberman: It looks like Israel will be facing new elections 'I said explicitly that we wouldn't compromise on the draft law. They should've listened to me but they preferred to act condescendingly.'

Even the Russians don't seem interested in the European elections Voter turnout for the European Parliament election has fallen steadily in the past four decades-from 62% in the first vote in 1979 to 43% in the last one in 2014.

Why The New European Parliament Will Mark The Beginning Of A New Era In EU Policy-Making As 426 million Europeans are being called upon to head to the polls in this week's European Parliament (EP) elections, Brussels and the EU are bracing for a new era.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

5/23/19

Russia Disinformation Remains Active It's entirely appropriate that, as Vladimir Bukovsky's Judgment in Moscow is finally published in English, I am again attacked in the Russian press for "masterminding" a big war between the United States and Iran.

Risk of nuclear war is highest since WW2, perhaps it is time to start paying attention Debates over pressing issues such as climate change, healthcare and global poverty will ultimately be rendered pointless if crazed neocons decide to make the world uninhabitable by launching a nuclear war.

India election 2019: Narendra Modi thanks voters for 'historic mandate' Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the people of India for giving him a "historic mandate" of five more years in office, after a landslide victory in the general election.

Israel seeking international assistance in battling wildfires across country Assistance sought from Greece, Croatia, Cyprus - Turkey will likely not be asked to help considering recent tensions.

Lieberman returns to defense in next Netanyahu government. IDF will stop firing at Gaza rioters Avigdor Lieberman stands ready to regain the defense portfolio in the cabinet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hopes to put together next week.

Palestinians: The New Hamas List of 'Traitors' One of the Arabs who have dared to speak the truth about Hamas and Islamic Jihad is Nadim Koteich, a prominent Lebanese journalist, who recently accused Islamic Jihad of starting the last round of fighting with Israel.

Iraq's Christians 'close to extinction' The Archbishop of Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, has accused Britain's Christian leaders of failing to do enough in defence of the vanishing Christian community in Iraq.

Khamenei predicts demise of Israel and the US Iranian Supreme Leader says Iran's youth will witness the demise of Israel and American civilization.

British PM Theresa May to step down on Friday amid cabinet revolt over Brexit plan - report UK Prime Minister Theresa May could announce her resignation from the office on Friday after a cabinet mutiny and another high-profile resignation over her Brexit plan, the Times has reported.

Navy Again Sends Warship to Disputed S. China Sea Military presses freedom of navigation against Chinese claim to own entire sea.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

5/22/19

China Rolls Out 'Viral' Trade War Song with Anti-American Lyrics China's latest effort to rally the public for a protracted trade war with the United States is a "viral" song spread by the authoritarian government on social media, titled simply "Trade War."

Israel, European Jewry watching carefully as EU votes for New Parliament Israel's interest in the election, one diplomatic official said, is that the parliament be "as least anti-Israel as possible."

Russian Plans for This Week's European Union Elections Russian President Valdimir Putin is actively cultivating a network of contacts in EU member states with the aim of building a pro-Russian bloc in the next EU parliament, one that will be active in calling for the sanctions to be lifted.

Egypt's Mubarak: 'Deal of the Century' will lead to an explosion "Any solution imposed on the region based on the imbalance of power will not last."

Half of Americans: War with Iran will happen in next few years Half of all Americans believe that US will go to war with Iran "within the next few years," new poll finds.

Russia wades into Turkey-U.S. S-400 tensions Moscow considers the US demands to Turkey to "give up the purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems unacceptable."

Iran concerned over Trump's 'Anti-Palestinian Plot' Tasnim termed the Bahrain event a form of "Arab betrayal" and that the US was trying to get Riyadh to use "petrodollars" to "sell Palestine."

Trump officials to Congress: Goal is deterring Iran, not war Poll finds Americans oppose preemptive strike on Islamic Republic, but huge majority supports massive retaliation if Iran attacks US forces.

DEBATE: Is an EU Army Possible? In recent public comments, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron talked about the possibility of a collective European army.

Documents offer rare look inside Syrian government crackdown Documents obtained by Washington-based Syria Justice and Accountability Center show how Bashar Assad's shadowy security agencies spied on the populace at large, sought to eliminate dissidents through detention, intimidation or killings and systematically persecuted Kurdish minority even before the onset of the 2011 uprising against Assad.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

5/21/19

Virginia Lawmaker Connected to Anti-Semitic Groups A member of the Virginia legislature and former volunteer for Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) is connected to multiple anti-Semitic organizations and is the son of a Hamas fundraiser.

Why the left mocks the Bible At PragerU, we have released about 400 videos on virtually every subject outside of the natural sciences and math.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad are Terrorist Organizations and Should be Treated as Such The leaders of the Palestinian Authority (PA) walked away from the negotiating table a long time ago and show no interest in returning.

Israel's Ambassador Turns to the Bible In what can only be considered an historical speech before the world's governing authorities, Israel's ambassador to the UN gave a surprising defense for the right of the Jewish people to the whole Land of Israel-the Bible.

Former Intelligence Officer: Here is how the U.S. could confront Iran Pregent's map shows a variety of pressure points where Iran, its allies and proxies are present.

Iran inches towards restarting nuclear program after attacking Gulf oil infrastructure How big a threat is Iran's decision on Monday, May 20, to increase fourfold production of low-grade enriched uranium and halt the "modernization" of its Arak plant?

Israel allows armored vehicles for PA security forces After years of refusal, Israel allowing PA security forces access to 10 light armored vehicles from the EU as PA refuses to accept any tax funds over terror payments withholding spat.

Why Israel eyes the EU with distrust Walk down the sea front in Tel Aviv in recent weeks and you cannot fail to grasp the gusto with which people here embraced the concept of Eurovision; the posters, the parties, the wall-to-wall media coverage all testament to the enthusiasm which Israelis invested in the competition.

Arthur: Alabama Public Television bans gay wedding episode Alabama Public Television (APT) has refused to broadcast a cartoon which shows a same-sex wedding.

Iran's reach puts U.S. forces, allies in striking range Iran backs militias in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, where U.S. troops are also based, and in Lebanon and Yemen, located next to Washington's closest regional allies Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Monday, May 20, 2019

5/20/19

Palestinians reject US economic peace summit in Bahrain, say they won't attend Senior officials say Palestinians were not consulted about 'workshop' in Manama; bid will fail without political solution.

Iran claims to have quadrupled uranium enrichment Iranian official says country enriching uranium at a greatly accelerated rate, no longer accepts any restrictions on enrichment.

Burkina Faso: The New Land of Islamic Jihad and Christian Slaughter "The assailants asked the Christians to convert to Islam, but the pastor and the others refused"

ANALYSIS: Turkey's Dark Past and Present Exposed At the end of April during the annual commemoration of the Turkish destruction of the Armenian Christian community Israeli lawmakers again called for official recognition of the genocide by three successive Turkish governments at the beginning of the last century.

Iranian Commander: We are ready to confront the enemy He claimed that the country's northwestern region was prepared for any attacks.

Rocket attack near US Baghdad embassy had Iran's signature. Trump spurns Saudi bid for US strike on Yemeni Houthis Both sides said they don't seek war, yet US-Iranian war tensions were notched up again on Sunday, May 19, by a single rocket that missed the US embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone.

Watch: Ethiopian Jews making Aliyah welcomed at Ben Gurion Rev Anthony Abma: 'An amazing act of redemption,' but one which will only be complete with 'complete Jewish sovereignty over all of Israel.'

Trump: If Iran wants to fight, that will be the end of them US President warns Iran not to threaten his country again.

Why did Israel snub new Jewish president of Ukraine? Not one senior Israeli official was present when Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in on Monday morning in Kiev; Ukrainian Israelis worry snubbing the new regime could harm bilateral relations in the future.

Is Russia trying to sway the European elections? EU officials say Russia is using disinformation to influence the outcome of this week's European Parliament elections.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

5/18/19

A U.S.-Iran confrontation will inevitably include Israel Analysis: There are four likely scenarios in which the Jewish state will find itself under attack by Tehran and/or its proxies, and Israeli defense establishment is not taking the threat lightly.

In a war with US, Iran could have these proxies fighting by its side Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad in Gaza have arsenals of rockets aimed into Israel, while tens of thousands of Shiite Muslim fighters across region are beholden to Tehran.

The Iranian Government's 40 Years of Hatred Towards America The argument that the US must take an apologetic stance towards the theocratic establishment of Iran is being repeatedly made without the evidence of any effectiveness to back it up.

Palestinian TV Show: There is no such thing as Israel "The Palestinians there [near Haifa] need to emphasize to everyone that this area is Palestinian.”

Is a Geostrategic Shift in the Middle East in the Offing? Washington is doing itself a great disservice by alienating Ankara and Tehran simultaneously.

Saudi State Newspaper Urges U.S. ‘Surgical Strikes’ to ‘Bomb Iran’ “Surgical strikes” by U.S. forces against Iran are needed to curb the Islamic republic’s increasing regional belligerence, a state-affiliated Saudi newspaper has warned.

Danny Danon's Bible speech goes viral Danon presented the "four pillars" that link Jews to Israel and read a Bible chapter in Hebrew while wearing a kippah (skullcap).

In 6 weeks, the Iran confrontation went from back burner to overdrive Just under 60 days from now, everything could change in the nuclear standoff between the Islamic Republic and Washington.

On Nakba Day, Hamas and Islamic Jihad vow to "Liberate Palestine" Defiant Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders said that the Palestinian struggle against Israel will continue until the “liberation of all Palestine.”

The Golan is next after Iran hit 3 Gulf oil targets, say Rev Guards associates Two staffers on Iranian Revolutionary Guards publications reported on Tuesday, May 14 that the Israeli Golan is Tehran’s next target after its attacks on UAE and Saudi oil infrastructure.

Friday, May 17, 2019

5/17/19

Is the United States heading for war with Iran? There are two competing narratives. The first, which is favoured by US President Donald Trump's administration, is that Iran is up to no good.

Allies split with US over Iranian threat as war worries mount British general tells reporters that coalition forces have not detected any issues with Iran-backed forced in Iraq and Syria, drawing rare rebuke from US military and exposing rift.

Report: Iran halts some commitments under nuclear deal Islamic Republic's national security council apparently ordered to stop complying with the 2015 agreement with world powers which allowed Tehran to produce low-enriched uranium with a 300-kg limit; sources say Iran has no limit from now for production.

Danny Danon's Bible speech goes viral Danon presented the "four pillars" that link Jews to Israel and read a Bible chapter in Hebrew while wearing a kippah (skullcap).

In a war with US, Iran could have these proxies fighting by its side Lebanon's Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad in Gaza have arsenals of rockets aimed into Israel, while tens of thousands of Shiite Muslim fighters across region are beholden to Tehran.

China Hosts 'Carnival of Diversity' While Putting Minorities in Concentration Camps The Chinese Communist Party hosted a "carnival celebrating diversity" late Wednesday in Beijing featuring Party-approved performances from the likes of Jackie Chan and Andrea Bocelli.

Theresa May agrees to set timetable to choose successor Theresa May has promised to set a timetable for the election of her successor after the next Brexit vote in the first week of June.

Palestinian youth are a lost generation Amid the bickering between Fatah and Hamas, indifference of the Arab world and political self-interests Millennials in both Gaza and the West Bank have no prospects and no hope; the least Israel can do is to avoid further violence.

Outrage After U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Calls to 'Gas' Campus Jews University says swastikas, hate speech against Jews is protected speech.

EU to Study PA Textbooks to See if They Educate Toward Peace and Tolerance For years Israel and various NGOs have worked to get the EU to deal with textbooks in the Palestinian Authority that educate not toward peace and accommodation, but to martyrdom and Jihad.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

5/16/19

Iranian firewall set for US cyberattack - payback for Tehran's strikes on Gulf oil The successful testing of a firewall for protecting Iran's "industrial facilities" against cyberattack was suddenly revealed by Iran's Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi on Thursday, May 16.

The Iranian Government's 40 Years of Hatred Towards America It was Iran, not the US, that breached international law by carrying out the US Embassy takeover in Tehran...

How a US citizen may soon control Libya As evermore congressional hearings dominate American headlines, a shadowy leader and a massive new offensive are quietly engulfing Africa's most oil-rich country.

Saudi paper urges military strikes against Iran The Riyadh daily Arab News called for targeted military strikes against the Islamic Republic of Iran because Tehran is suspected of using its proxies to attack Saudi and United Arab Emirates energy and oil installations.

A U.S.-Iran confrontation will inevitably include Israel There are four likely scenarios in which the Jewish state will find itself under attack by Tehran and/or its proxies, and Israeli defense establishment is not taking the threat lightly.

Court backs closure of Temple Mount to Jews on Jerusalem Day Supreme Court rejects appeal against closing Temple Mount to Jews on Jerusalem Day, backs police decision bar Jews because of Ramadan.

War Crime!: Placing a Note in the Western Wall I urge all visitors to join me in a conspiracy to violate the UN Security Council Resolution...Obama, himself, engineered the Resolution.

Muslim Terrorist Training Camp Found in Alabama The second facility linked to jihadist Siraj Ibn Wahhaj.


Popular Children's Program Promotes Homosexuality The newest episode of the popular children's animated television series Arthur had some big news for Israeli children who faithfully follow the show: Mr. Ratburn got married-to a man.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

5/15/19

Jews will be barred from Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day The site is closed every year on the last days of Ramadan, which this year falls out at the same time as Jerusalem Day, which is on June 1.

The man responsible for the Nakba Peace can come when Palestinians recognize their responsibility for the Nakba brought upon them by the hardline approach of Nazi ally, Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini who rejected any compromise, spreading hate and bloodshed wherever he roamed.

The Golan is next after Iran hit 3 Gulf oil targets, say Rev Guards associates Two staffers on Iranian Revolutionary Guards publications reported on Tuesday, May 14 that the Israeli Golan is Tehran's next target after its attacks on UAE and Saudi oil infrastructure.

Trump, Iran and the nuclear deal: What's happened? US President Donald Trump has always hated the Iran nuclear deal.

On Nakaba Day, Hamas and Islamic Jihad Vow to 'Liberate Palestine' Defiant Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders said that the Palestinian struggle against Israel will continue until the "liberation of all Palestine."

US pulls 'non-emergency staff' from Iraq as Iran tensions mount The US state department has ordered the departure of "non-emergency employees" from Iraq, amid rising tensions between the US and Iraq's neighbour Iran.

EU to examine hate in Palestinian textbooks Foreign Affairs representative Mogherini confirms action to be taken following campaign by IMPACT-se, revealing increased incitement to hate, violence in new Palestinian textbooks; 'Incitement to violence is incompatible with promotion of two-state solution'.

Congress Won't Fund Nuclear Weapons Treaty Unless China, Russia Put in Crosshairs Bill would halt funding for New START Treaty until China, Russia threats addressed.

Parliament Vows to Vote Down May's Deal Fourth Time as Govt Threats Hard or No-Brexit Apparently undeterred by having her so-called withdrawal agreement voted down by Parliament three times in various guises, Prime Minister Theresa May is to attempt pushing it through a fourth time next month.

PM said to tell his defense chiefs to keep Israel out of Iran-US tensions Netanyahu convenes security heads to discuss potential escalation, speaks to Pompeo, TV report says; assessment is reportedly that Israel unlikely to be targeted.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

5/14/19

US does not seek war with Iran, says Mike Pompeo US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the United States does not seek a war with Iran, amid rapidly growing tensions between the two countries.

Friedman: US Embassy in Jerusalem is Ancient City's 'Newest Shrine'Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Ambassador in Israel David Friedman spoke at the event.

Khamenei: 'There will not be any war with the U.S.' Khamenei also reiterated that Iran would not negotiate with the United States on a nuclear deal.

Temple Mount to be closed to Jews on Jerusalem Day Temple Mount activists outraged following police decision to close Temple Mount to Jews during the last days of Ramadan and Jerusalem Day.

Iran: Israel the main cause of all regional crises, a threat to global peace Ahead of Nakba Day, when Palestinians lament creation of Jewish state, Tehran calls for referendum by 'inhabitants of the land' to decide its future.

Palestinians to mark 'Nakba Day' with protests, strikes "We won't accept Trump's deal of the century regardless of the price."

Second attack on Gulf oil: Drones drop explosives on two Saudi oil pumping stations "Two pumping stations on a major Saudi East-West oil pipeline were attacked by drones on Tuesday, May 14, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih stated, two days after two Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged outside Fujairah port in UAE Golf of Oman waters."

Iran's special marine unit sabotaged tankers. Fujairah was outside US, Saudi, UAE purview A special unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards marine force carried out the sabotage attack Sunday on 4 Saudi oil tankers outside Fujairah port, DEBKAfile's exclusive sources reveal.

Trump's election appears to have boosted Israeli settlement construction Finance Ministry data shows that during US president's first year in office, spending on roads, schools and public buildings across West Bank increased by 39%.

Saudi Arabia says oil facilities attacked by Houthis in 'Act of Terrorism' The Houthis have repeatedly launched drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and claimed to have launched drone attacks on the UAE.

Monday, May 13, 2019

5/13/19

China's Great Nuclear Wall When it comes to nuclear arms control, China is great at playing hard to get.

Rivlin gives Netanyahu two-week extension to form government Rivlin gave Netanyahu the maximum additional time to form a government, 14 days.

Rashida Tlaib Falsely Claims Palestinians Gave Jews 'Safe Haven' After Holocaust Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) falsely claimed that Palestinians provided a "safe haven" for Jews fleeing the Holocaust, ignoring both the collaboration of Palestinian leaders with Hitler and Palestinian opposition to Jewish immigration.

Israeli TV claims Iran weighing attack on Saudi oil production facilities Channel 13 says Tehran has ruled out striking at US bases; quotes Arab sources saying some in IRGC want to hit Israeli targets, others warn of 'suicidal' risk of conflict with US.

War with Iran forthcoming? Most experts say they don't think so War between the US and Iran is probably not in the cards, even as the US ups pressure on Iran via sanctions and a military build-up in the region.

Settlers hail 'historic opportunity' after report Trump won't oppose annexation Channel 12 news says imminent US peace plan will recognize that all Israeli-settled areas in West Bank 'will remain in Israeli hands under a permanent accord'.

Can a Jew Make Aliyah After Professing Faith in Jesus? It's a question that gets asked a lot. A growing number of believers who are Jews according to Halacha (Jewish religious law, meaning they have a Jewish mother), as well as those who might have some familial Jewish connection somewhere, are looking to make aliyah and physically stand with Israel.

Europe's Three Concerns About Iran The question is: who will take the reins in Iran and make sure that the vast country does not morph into yet another "ungoverned territory" in the heart of the Middle East?

New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Hit Ballistic Missile Program, Regime's Cash Trump admin rolls back relief granted under Obama's nuclear deal.

Netanyahu: God's Spirit Helped Us Build Israel The theme for Israel's 71st Independence Day celebration was Spirit - the overcoming life force of Israelis to face every obstacle, move on, and build a nation against all odds.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

5/11/19

Kenneth Timmerman: Pompeo is right to warn Iran -- Don’t target Americans Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled a scheduled visit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday to make an unplanned stopover in Baghdad, where he delivered a dramatic message to the Iraqi government about the need to protect Americans on Iraqi soil.

Iran seeks to exploit internal US Disputes to defeat Washington - Analysis The US use of “messages” to Tehran only works if Iran believes the messages

Battling for the Future: Arab Protests 2.0 Developments across northern Africa and the Middle East demonstrate that the drivers of the 2011 popular revolts that swept the region and forced the leaders of Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Yemen to resign not only continue to exist, but can still upset the apple cart at any moment.

US ready to go for Iran’s Guards bases if Iraqi Shiite proxies attack Al Tanf garrison US-Iranian tensions this week were ramped up by intelligence of a plot for Iran’s Iraqi proxies to attack the American Al Tanf garrison in E. Syria, which commands the strategic Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian border intersection.

US sends Patriot missile system to Middle East amid Iran tensions The US is sending a Patriot missile-defence system to the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran.

Caroline Glick: Israel Must Prepare for Next War with Hamas Hamas's latest round of aggression against Israel ended with Israel agreeing to permit Qatar to transfer cash to the terror regime that rules the de facto Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza terror groups say fighting could soon resume if ceasefire not honored Lebanese daily quotes source in Strip saying Tel Aviv could be in crosshairs if Israel carries out further targeted killings; Netanyahu: 'The campaign is not over'.

ANALYSIS: What Was behind the Latest Gaza Mini-War? At 4.30 AM Monday morning, Israel and the Palestinian factions in Gaza entered yet another ceasefire after almost two days of intensive fighting

Egypt and Iran Vie for Influence in Gaza While Cairo is exerting its influence in Gaza to avoid a new conflict and mediate a period of calm, Iran sees Gaza as one more base from which to grow and control a proxy terrorist army.

A New Deal for Iran? One year after the White House pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, Tehran is threatening to escalate.

Netanyahu to Lay Cornerstone of New Jewish Community in the Golan - Named Trump Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to lay a cornerstone for a new Jewish community in the Golan Heights next month, to be named after President Donald Trump, reports Makor Rishon.

Jason Greenblatt says no peace plan leak, all speculation The Trump administration was supposed to have already released the peace plan, but at the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held off sharing its details until after the Israeli elections.

EU playing key role in funding PA's terrorist prisoners The EU has announced it will help pay the PA's public employees whose salaries the PA cut in order to pay terrorists.

North Korea orders 'long-range strike' drill - state media Following two short-range missile launches, North Korea is preparing a long-range launch drill as well, according to Pyongyang's official news agency.

Postcard Discovered With Ben-Gurion's Writing, 'State of Israel Has Been Born!' A postcard written and signed by Israel's founding father and first prime minister David Ben-Gurion, just one day after he officially declared the State of Israel's independence, was recently discovered.

Friday, May 10, 2019

5/10/19

Caroline Glick: Israel Must Prepare for Next War with Hamas Hamas's latest round of aggression against Israel ended with Israel agreeing to permit Qatar to transfer cash to the terror regime that rules the de facto Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza terror groups say fighting could soon resume if ceasefire not honored Lebanese daily quotes source in Strip saying Tel Aviv could be in crosshairs if Israel carries out further targeted killings; Netanyahu: 'The campaign is not over'.

ANALYSIS: What Was behind the Latest Gaza Mini-War? At 4.30 AM Monday morning, Israel and the Palestinian factions in Gaza entered yet another ceasefire after almost two days of intensive fighting

Egypt and Iran Vie for Influence in Gaza While Cairo is exerting its influence in Gaza to avoid a new conflict and mediate a period of calm, Iran sees Gaza as one more base from which to grow and control a proxy terrorist army.

A New Deal for Iran? One year after the White House pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, Tehran is threatening to escalate.

Netanyahu to Lay Cornerstone of New Jewish Community in the Golan - Named Trump Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to lay a cornerstone for a new Jewish community in the Golan Heights next month, to be named after President Donald Trump, reports Makor Rishon.

Jason Greenblatt says no peace plan leak, all speculation The Trump administration was supposed to have already released the peace plan, but at the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held off sharing its details until after the Israeli elections.

EU playing key role in funding PA's terrorist prisoners The EU has announced it will help pay the PA's public employees whose salaries the PA cut in order to pay terrorists.

North Korea orders 'long-range strike' drill - state media Following two short-range missile launches, North Korea is preparing a long-range launch drill as well, according to Pyongyang's official news agency.

Postcard Discovered With Ben-Gurion's Writing, 'State of Israel Has Been Born!' A postcard written and signed by Israel's founding father and first prime minister David Ben-Gurion, just one day after he officially declared the State of Israel's independence, was recently discovered.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

5/9/19

With flags unfurled, jets overhead, and grills galore, Israel marks 71 years Independence Day celebrations across the country see hundreds of thousands turn out to enjoy nature, watch Air Force flybys, and cook up a BBQ.

A look back at 71 years since the creation of Israel A quick glance into Israel's 71 years of independence.

On anniversary of Nazi defeat, Putin vows to strengthen Russian military At annual parade marking WWII Allies victory in Europe, president says Russian armed forces ready to cooperate with others combating 'terrorism, neo-Nazism and extremism'.

EU 'concerned' by Iran's partial withdrawal from JCPOA EU, British, German, and French foreign ministers issue joint statement after Iran says will not fulfill commitments under nuclear deal.

At Independence Day contest, PM vows to put a Bible on the moon Citing the holy book as the source of Israel's 'initiative, determination and daring,' Netanyahu promises to press ahead with a second lunar mission.

Independence Day 2019 - a party for more than 9 million Israelis It took 71 years, but the country that was founded with just over 800,000 people has reached a new record, and Israel's 100th birthday will be marked by more than 15 million people; 88.9% of Israelis say they have a happy life.

Watch the Independence Day flyby - from above IDF and police present air show for Israeli Independence Day 71.

PM Netanyahu's Greeting for Israel's 71st Independence Day PM: We are the only people to live in the same land, speak the same language, and practice the same faith as we did 3,000 years ago.

Netanyahu: Israel will not allow Iran nuclear weapons Speaking at a memorial service Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterating his governments' long-held Israeli position.

Behind apparent military escalation, US and Iran buy 2-3 months' grace for reassessment While the US and Iran seem to be on the knife edge of an armed clash, both have taken time-out to reassess their next steps.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

5/8/19

Netanyahu on Iran: We will not let them get nuclear arms Netanyahu's comments were Israel's first response to Iran's announcement that it will continue its nuclear program.

Germany and UK urge Iran against aggressive steps One year after the US pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, the Islamic Republic is now threatening to scale back its commitments to Russia.

Persian Gulf is vital enough for US to go to war Would America fight if Iran closes the Persian Gulf to shipping? Confides the Magic 8-Ball: "Signs point to yes."

Israel wants to strengthen, annex West Bank settlements Israel's Ministry of Tourism plans to provide grants for investors wanting to build hotels in West Bank settlements - grants amounting to as much as 20% of the total intended investment.

Between Memorial Day and Independence Celebrations Yet another topsy-turvy week in Israel. One moment our heads were down racing to a shelter, the next we are looking up to the sky and seeing no more missiles.

Former Israeli National Security Adviser Discusses Islamic Jihad, Gaza Options Yaakov Amidror, former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) general and national security adviser for the Israeli government, discussed the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and how the Israeli government should response to the recent rocket attacks in a phone call Tuesday with reporters.

US Officials: Iran Seems to be Moving Ballistic Missiles by Boat to Persian Gulf Iran appears to be moving short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in the Persian Gulf in response to United States moving an aircraft strike group to the Middle East, several U.S. officials told CNN, in response to the threat from Tehran.

Egypt and Iran Vie for Influence in Gaza While Cairo is exerting its influence in Gaza to avoid a new conflict and mediate a period of calm, Iran sees Gaza as one more base from which to grow and control a proxy terrorist army.

European Elections: "The Battle for Europe has Begun" "We are fighting for Europe to remain European, with European values...." - Tomio Okamura, President, Czech Freedom and Direct Democracy party (SPD) and Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies.

Islamic Jihad Leader Expects war with Israel to break out next summer Speaking to Al Mayadeen news channel, Ziad al-Nahala said that when the ceasefire was reached they were about to target Tel Aviv.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

5/7/19

Israel prepares to remember its fallen soldiers, terror victims Israelis will stand in silence as a one-minute siren wails across the country at 8pm in memory of some 23,741 fallen IDF stroops and 3,150 civilians killed in terror attacks - 4 of whom have died this week alone from rockets fired from Gaza.

Trump: 'We Support Israel 100%' Against Rocket Attacks President Donald Trump said Sunday that the U.S. supports Israel defending itself against an onslaught of rockets from Gaza-based terror groups Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad "100%."

Iran's Badr 3 missile debuts against Israel in Palestinian rocket offensive The Iranian Badr 3 missile explodes within 20m of target and releases a 1,400-piece shower of shrapnel fragments.

Israeli Study: Anti-Semitic Attacks Rise Worldwide As Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day, a new report by Israeli researchers showed a significant spike in anti-Semitic attacks worldwide, with the largest number of Jews killed in decades.

Exhausting all options before going to war - Analysis No boasting of any great gains, no praise for the strength and resilience of the country in withstanding an unprecedented missile barrage. Just a short note saying the campaign is far from over.

European elections could reveal popularity and chaos of populists Can traditional left-right dominance survive at European Parliament given the rise of far-right groups since 2014?

Escalating Syrian and Russian airstrikes in rebel-held Idlib stoke fears of a final showdown Syrian government and allied Russian warplanes on Monday intensified a week-long bombardment of Idlib province, targeting hospitals and other civilian infrastructure as tens of thousands of residents fled toward the border with Turkey, activists and monitors in the rebel-held region said.

The Eastern Mediterranean and the EU Parliamentary Election The states of the Eastern Mediterranean should pay close attention to the upcoming European parliamentary election, as its outcome will influence geostrategic and economic developments in that region.

Iran's 'Terror Factory' Targeting Christians "In Iran, any practice that contradicts Islam is regarded as a national security threat, punished severely by the court system." - International Christian Concern, 2019.

Only 27% of Israelis pray daily - Pew Study The study predominantly follows a trend where countries that have the lowest GDP per capita, such as Afghanistan, have the highest rates of daily prayer.

Monday, May 06, 2019

5/6/19

Yair Netanyahu: Gaza Proves 'Land for Peace' Really Means 'Land for War' Imagine the southern half of the United States being bombarded by missiles for days at a time.

Hezbollah Leader: "We can invade the Galilee and Israel knows it" In a speech that aired on MTV (Lebanon) on May 2, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that Hezbollah has the capability to invade the Galilee and that Israel acknowledges this fact.

Abbas and PLO side with Hamas in desperate attempt to be relevant Starting on May 4th through the early hours of May 6th, the Palestinian terrorists from Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired close to 700 rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israel, targeting civilian population centers.

PM pushes back on Gaza ceasefire criticism, says 'rules of game' have changed Netanyahu boasts that Israel has resumed assassinations, killed 'dozens' of Hamas, Islamic Jihad terrorists during bout of fighting.

A Deadly Weekend Which Wasn't Even a War - Analysis Hundreds of rockets, explosive-laden drones vs. Targeted assassinations, militant homes hit: This time was different, and the next round will be even deadlier.

Netanyahu slammed for continuing to duck a decisive campaign against Gaza terrorists "After 700 rockets, 4 fatalities and 250 injured, Israel has again capitulated to Palestinian terrorist blackmail," said opposition Blue-White leader Benny Gantz on Monday, May 6, after the Palestinians announced that a ceasefire went into effect at 4.30 a.m. with Israel's consent.

Israel reaches ceasefire in Gaza after two days of violence The report comes after over 700 Hamas and Islamic Jihad rockets entered Israeli territory.

Defying Macron, Austria's Kurz says ax European Parliament's Strasbourg site Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for the European Parliament to stop traveling to Strasbourg for a week each month, as part of a wider proposal to overhaul the treaty underpinning the European Union.

Syrian constitutional committee agreement 'close' - Russia Two-day talks on Syria backed by Iran, Russia and Turkey concluded in Kazakhstan without notable progress on forming a constitutional committee to drive a political settlement in the war-wracked country.

Israeli population to soar to 15.2 million by 100th anniversary Today, 9.021 million citizens call Israel their home compared to 806,000 in May 1948.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

5/4/19

Why does Israel need the American peace plan? Why doesn’t Israel simply decide for itself and by itself what it wants and then implement that vision?

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: IS leader appears in first video in five years The Islamic State group has released a video of a man it says is its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, vowing to seek revenge for its loss of territory.

Trump Admin, Congress Ready to Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terror Group Trump views Brotherhood as a key national security threat.

ANALYSIS: How the Media is Fueling Antisemitism Israel came to a standstill on Thursday morning 10 AM in commemoration of the Holocaust during World War II.

Israel halts for Holocaust Remembrance Day On Holocaust Remembrance Day a siren is sound across the country to honor and remember the 6 million Jews who perished during the Holocaust, to remember and to never forget.

Turkey and the EU: A Doomed Engagement The March 31 elections, which blended victory with defeat for Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, put a further brake on Turkey’s stalled membership talks with the EU.

Trump Tightens Noose Around Iran’s Economy, Destroying Last Vestige of Obama’s Bad Nuclear Deal The last remnants of President Barack Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal with Iran will soon be gone, ending the legacy of U.S. appeasement of the rogue regime and opening the door to a more effective containment policy.

Saudi Arabia offered Abbas $10 Billion to accept Trump's Peace Plan - report A senior Palestinian official in Ramallah refused to comment on the report.

Attack tunnel discovered and destroyed as IDF strikes Gaza Rocket sirens were heard throughout all of Saturday at the Gaza border communities of Kerem Shalom and Eshkol region.

The contest over the Strait of Hormuz’s closure has begun at… Libya’s Ras Lanuf Five of Iran’s top leaders have threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz to oil traffic.

Friday, May 03, 2019

5/3/19

Abbas Bypasses EU, Asks Russia Help Avert PA Collapse Over Terror Payments The Palestinian Authority had hoped the EU would support its policy of providing merit-based payments to security prisoners.

Philadelphia schoolchildren sing anti-Israel songs Muslim schoolchildren in Philadelphia perform anti-Israel songs at event 'Islamic science' event.

Britain's two main parties get Brexit bashing in local election English voters frustrated with the deadlock over Brexit have punished Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives and the main opposition Labour Party in local elections, early results showed on Friday.

Facebook bans extremist figures in hate speech crackdown Facebook banned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, controversial figure Louis Farrakhan and other extremist figures for violating its policies against hate and violence.

ANALYSIS: How the Media is Fueling Antisemitism Israel came to a standstill on Thursday morning 10 AM in commemoration of the Holocaust during World War II.

Explainer: Who is targeting the Muslim Brotherhood? U.S. President Donald Trump is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, a move that would bring sanctions against one of the Arab world's oldest and most influential Islamist movements.

Jared Kushner: 'Hands-on Leader' Trump Helped Draft Middle East Plan - 'People Will Be Surprised What's in It' Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, has remained tight-lipped on his long-awaited Middle East peace plan, but told a foreign policy conference people will be surprised by its contents.

Academic Denies Jewish History on Temple Mount Writing in The Guardian, academic Mick Dumper states that the Jewish historical presence on the Temple Mount is merely an "increasingly strident claim."

Turkey not distancing itself from NATO with Russian missiles deal: minister Turkey is not distancing itself from the NATO alliance by buying Russian S-400 missile defense systems, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday, adding that Ankara should not be excluded from the F-35 jet project over the purchases.

IAF Creates Special Website to Follow Independence Day Fly-Overs The fly-overs across the country will take place on during the later part of Thursday morning as part of the 71st Independence Day celebrations.