MIDDLE EAST & ASIA
- ANALYSIS: THE JEWISH RACE TO THE WHITE HOUSE
- By Lea Speyer, January 13, 2016 - Get you, from each
one of your tribes, wise men, and understanding, and full of
knowledge, and I will make them heads over you. (Deuteronomy
- A Jew in the White House may be closer than you think. With
the US presidential elections less than a year away and a presidential
arena flooded with possible candidates, the million dollar question
on everyones mind is who will be the last man, or woman,
standing to represent their respective parties? On the Democratic
side, former secretary of state and New York senator Hillary
Clinton seems pegged as the favorite to win the nomination. However,
recent polls show the tide may be turning.
- According to the latest poll by the New York Times/CBS News,
Clinton is now neck and neck with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
48 percent of Democratic primary voters prefer Clinton, while
41 percent back Sanders. Only a month ago, Clinton led Sanders
nationally with 20 percentage points. When results of the poll
are broken down, primary voters under the age of 45 favor Sanders
as president by a 2-to-1 ratio. While 7 out of 10 Democratic
voters, including majority of Sanders supporters, believe Clinton
will garner the Democratic ticket, the poll indicates a startlingly
new sharp divide within the Democratic Party. http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/58891/the-jewish-race-to-the-white-house-jerusalem
- AMERICAN REFORM RABBIS WARN OF ALIENATION OF ISRAEL
In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, American and Israeli
Reform rabbis pray in the Western Wall, the holiest site where
Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city. A recent gathering of
American Reform rabbis in Jerusalem was meant to celebrate the
small gains the liberal Jewish movement has made in Israel in
recent years. But a series of comments by Israeli leaders denigrating
the group marred the event, reflecting an awkward relationship
that many fear is alienating the worlds second-largest
Jewish community from Israel. (AP Photo - Sebastian Scheiner)
By TIA GOLDENBERG
From Associated Press
March 01, 2016 4:22 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) A recent gathering of American Reform rabbis
in Jerusalem was meant to celebrate the small gains the liberal
Jewish movement has made in Israel in recent years. But a series
of comments by Israeli officials denigrating the group marred
the event, reflecting an awkward relationship that many fear
is alienating the world's second-largest Jewish community from
The Reform Movement is the largest stream of Judaism in the United
States, claiming to represent 1.5 million people, and its members
provide a key source of financial support and political advocacy
But the movement is marginal in Israel, where religious affairs
are dominated by the Orthodox rabbinical establishment. Israeli
lawmakers, both secular and ultra-Orthodox, have repeatedly disparaged
the group, questioning their Judaism and accusing them of promoting
"How do you ask Jews around the world to support Israel
politically, economically, socially ... and at the same time
you have these ministers who say to our people 'you're not really
Jewish' or 'you don't have a place here in Israel?' That incongruity
is a real problem for us," said Rabbi Steven Fox, the chief
executive of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, which
held its septennial convention in Israel last week. The group
represents 2,000 rabbis.
- NETANYAHU ATTEMPTING TO THWART U.S. PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA'S
PLAN FOR THE U.N.
- (TRUNEWS) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is attempting
to thwart U.S. President Barak Obamas plan to succeed Ban
Ki-moon as the head of the United Nations.
- Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida has reported Netanyahu has been
working with some Arab countries to sabotage Obamas plan
to be the next secretary-general, when Ki-moons term ends
at the end of the year.
- Netanyahus push to prevent Obama from getting the job
may be pay back for the Iran nuclear deal, which Israel strongly
opposed. Obama is the worst president Israel has had to
deal with and the worst president for the Middle East and its
allies, the moderate Arab states, a Netanyahu aide is quoted
- Read more at https://www.trunews.com/netanyahu-attempts-to-stop-obamas-plan-to-be-next-head-of-u-n
- AS SCHOLARS MARK FIRST GERMAN EDITION SINCE 1944, JEWISH
COMMUNITY LEADERS UNCONVINCED BY IDEA OF TEACHING HITLER'S MANIFESTO
'AS VACCINE AGAINST EXTREMISM'
- January 8, 2016 By Miriam Dagan - Adolf Hitlers last
official residence, the German state of Bavaria has kept the
copyright of the genocidal dictators Mein Kampf
under lock and key since the end of World War II. Forced into
the role of a taboos reluctant guardian and although most
historians see it as an important source on the Nazi period,
for 70 years the state has prohibited publication of Hitlers
monstrous autobiographic manifesto of anti-Semitic ideology.
That copyright expired on December 31, 2015. [ ...]
And the other less publicized component of Germanys internal
debate is that many think Mein Kampf is simply a
bad book. It is too boring and cumbersome to give to students,
- German politician Volker Beck. (CC BY-SA Mathias Schindler/Wikipedia)
No one should have to torture themselves through the badly
written Mein Kampf,' prominent Green party politician
Volker Beck, head of the important German-Israeli parliamentary
group, told the German daily Handelsblatt.
- And perhaps there are better texts to address anti-Semitism
and Nazi ideology. The book is confusing and bulky, and
therefore hard to apply in class, says Ulrich Bongertmann
of the Association of German History Teachers. He names the 1920
Nazi party platform or the Nazis own school propaganda
texts as more suitable alternatives.
- Interestingly, Nazi era texts are already utilized in other
school subjects, such as German language studies or speech classes.
Since it is part of the state curriculum for German high school
majors to identify rhetorical strategies that are used
to influence readers or listeners, Joseph Goebbelss
Sportpalace speech and other Nazi diatribe are used to discuss
oratorical devices and look at differences between news and propaganda,
and demagogical and charismatic leadership.
- This use of Nazi texts, including Mein Kampf,
has already caused pushback from students. In a recent newspaper
oped, 16-year-old high school student Noah Gottschalk harshly
criticized the idea of using Mein Kampf in German
lessons. This file photo taken on December 7, 2015 shows a German
edition of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" at the Berlin
Central and Regional Library (Tobias Schwarz/AFP)
This file photo taken on December 7, 2015 shows a German edition
of Adolf Hitlers Mein Kampf at the Berlin Central
and Regional Library (Tobias Schwarz/AFP)
- In his article Hitler instead of Schiller? he
opines that from a literary and stylistic perspective, Hitlers
hate manifesto belongs in the trash and does not deserve to be
taught next to the great names of German literature. [email]
- THE MYSTERY OF ISIS
- December 15, 2015 - Avi Lipkin: - Terror has gripped the
Middle East, Europe and now America as we acknowledge the existence
of a new enemyISIS, or as our President calls them, ISIL.
They seemingly came out of nowhere, committing atrocities that
boggle the imagination. Who are they and where did they come
from? Where do they fit into Bible prophecy? Will they invade
Israel in the future? Gary and Israeli insider Avi Lipkin explore
the roots of this end-time Islamic terror brigade in a way few
people really understand. Will America continue down the path
of appeasement and political correctness? Or will America submit
and become as Avi has predicted, A Muslim nation?
- SAUDI ARABIA CUTS TIES WITH IRAN AFTER PROTESTERS ATTACK
TEHRAN EMBASSY OVER EXECUTIONS
- January 03, 2016 - Newsmax. - Saudi Arabia severed ties with
Iran Sunday after Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi embassy
in Tehran in a growing diplomatic crisis between the regional
rivals following the kingdom's execution of a prominent Shi'ite
cleric. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference
Iran's diplomatic mission and related entities in Saudi Arabia
had been given 48 hours to leave. He said Riyadh would not allow
the Islamic Republic to undermine the Sunni kingdom's security.
Shi'ite Muslim Iran's top leader predicted "divine vengeance"
for the execution. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Saudi-execution-Iran-embassy/2016/01/02/id/707921
- HERSH BLOCKBUSTER: TOP U.S. GENERAL IGNORED OBAMA, LED SECRET
PLOT TO PROTECT ASSAD AND BRING RUSSIA INTO THE SYRIAN WAR
- Did ex-Joint Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey outfox
December 21, 2015 - By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet - President
Obamas top military commander secretly orchestrated intelligence
sharing with military leaders in Germany, Israel and Russia to
thwart the presidents policy to remove Bashar Assad from
power in Syria and lay the groundwork for Russias military
entrance into the Syrian civil war, because he believed Obamas
anti-ISIS strategies were hopelessly misguided.
- That is just one of the astounding takeaways from a 6,800-word
expose by venerated investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh,
that was just published in the London Review of Books. Hersh,
whose sources include top senior aides to the Pentagons
Joint Chiefs of Staff, which commands all U.S. military forces,
also described in great detail how Turkeys president Recep
Erdogan has deceived the White House by siding and arming ISIS
and other extremist Islamic militias in Syria, in a gambit for
Turkey to emerge as a regional power akin to the Ottoman Empire.
- The broad contours of this cloak-and-dagger tale were confirmed
by Saturdays Democratic Party presidential debate. One
of the key foreign policy questions was whether the Syrian dictator
had to be removed to defeat ISIS. Bernie Sanders said no, voicing
the same argument Hersh reported was put forth by recently retired
Joint Chiefs chairman Martin Dempsey: removing Assad would create
a vacuum that Islamic extremists would fill. Ex-Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton said Assad had to go, but intriguingly
noted that Turkey was not helping matters. This separation of
Assads fate from fighting ISIS is now moving into the presidential
race, but if Hershs account is correct it mirrors the thinking
of the top Pentagon commander who felt he had to act on his own
because Obama wouldnt listen to the military's advice.
- According to Hersh, the presidents policythat
Assad must leave office, and that moderate rebels in Syria could
be armed in order to defeat himwas built on major flaws.
That was the conclusion Dempsey and the various intelligence
teams that prepared reports for the Joint Chiefs made. There
were no moderates in the Syrian civil war, as repeatedly proven
by failed CIA attempts to arm and train forces that took American
weapons and sold them to Assads fiercest opponents, either
Jabhat al-Nusra or the Islamic State. Moreover, removing Assad
would likely lead to a situation similar to what has been seen
in Libya and Iraq, where America's removal of those dictators
created a vaccum that was filled by warring factions and fundamentalists.
Hersh quotes Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, director of the
Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 to '14, who said of the
White House, They did not want to hear the truth.
- ERDOGEN HAS JUST BEEN DECLARED THE LEADER OF THE ENTIRE MUSLIM
WORLD, MUSLIMS ARE ALREADY CALLING HIM GOD
- December 27, 2015 - By Walid Shoebat - Below we will discuss
a multitude of biblical references to show how far this one man
matches what Scripture refers to as the man of sin,
but before we do, 2016 will yield much to monitor Turkeys
rise to a Caliphate system which its initiation was sparked when
on this Friday, Hayrettin Karaman, Erdogans main Fatwa
giver issued some very strange declarations. As he wrote for
Yeni Safak, the pro-Erdogan main newspaper under the control
of Erdogan in Istanbul. In his article regarding the new presidential
system which Erdogan wants to establish, Karaman desperately
defended Erdogan and declared what we were saying all along they
will do; that Erdogan will soon become the Caliph for all Muslims.
- The following is a presentation of the exciting part in an
article Hayrettin Karaman wrote:
- During the debate on the presidential system, here
is what everyone must do so while taking into account the direction
of the worlds national interest and the future of the country
and not focus on the party or a particular person. What this
[presidential system] looks like is the Islamic caliphate system
in terms of its mechanism. In this system the people choose the
leader, the Prince, and then all will pledge the Bayah
[allegiance] and then the chosen president appoints the high
government bureaucracy and he cannot interfere in the judiciary
where the Committee will audit legislation independent of the
president. Hayrettin Karaman
- This one statement yields a multitude of prophetic consequences.
Bayat, as Islam calls it, which is giving allegiance,
is the hallmark of the Antichrist as John declared: but
the fatal wound was healed! The whole world marveled at this
miracle and gave allegiance to the beast (Revelation 13:3).
- And here this man who is given allegiance to is called The
Prince, exactly as predicted in Daniel 9:26. e3
Erdogan qualifies to be king of fierce countenance
- Karaman is the major Islamist fatwa-giver in Turkey, one
of Erdogans main henchmen and a practitioner of Muruna,
the Muslim Brotherhoods allowance for sanctioning Islamic
prohibition in the case of Jihad, which means that the Mufti
can bend Islamic Sharia to produce favorable fatwas, whatever
it takes to establish an Islamic Caliphate. Hosea 12:7 tells
us of the Antichrist: He is a merchant, the balances of
deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress. The Balance
of deceit is exactly how the three decade Islamic doctrine,
Muruna, is defined as the Doctrine of Balance where
a Muslim can balance between good and evil and is sanctioned
to do evil for the sake of victory. He will be a master
of deception and will become arrogant; he will destroy many without
warning. (Daniel 8:25)
- As Todays Zaman assess Erdogans caliphate of
corruption through Muruna and by giving him full allegiance:
- IN ISRAEL, A "THE WORLD'S LEADING KABBALIST" AND
"ADVISER TO BILLIONAIRES
- Rabbi Josef Pinto has been sent to jail on bribery charges.
- CHINESE LEADER CALLS FOR PALESTINIAN STATE WITH JERUSALEM
- Friday Church News Notes, February 5, 2016, David Cloud -
The following is excerpted from "Chinese Leader," Times
of Israel, Jan. 22, 2016: "Chinese President Xi Jinping
called on Thursday for the establishment of a Palestinian state
with East Jerusalem as its capital. Speaking to the Arab League
in Cairo while on a tour of the region, Xi said China supports
the peace process in the Middle East and backs a Palestinian
state along the 1967 borders with Israel. Xi also said his country
would provide $7.6 million to the Palestinians in support of
a new solar power project. He announced billions of dollars in
special loans and investments in the Middle East, as Beijing
seeks to boost its economic ties and clout in the region."
- ISRAELI CHILDREN AND THE SMARTPHONE
- Friday Church News Notes, January 22, 2016 David Cloud -
According to a new report, 83% of Israeli children aged 8-15
are in possession of a smartphone, and 93% use their mobile devices
for at least four hours every day ("Israeli kids and their
smartphones," Israel Today, Jan. 8, 2016). Half say they
are online within 15 minutes after waking, "connecting with
friends via social networks like Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram,
and Snapchat." Half also say they receive in excess of 100
Whatsapp messages daily. Other surveys show that Snapchat is
used by 60% of smartphone users aged 13-34. It is used to send
a photo, video, or drawing that disappears in 1-10 seconds (user
determined). The messages are called "snaps" and over
a billion are sent daily. "It is popular for 'teasing/sexting'
as teens think the pic cannot be saved." Our youth discipleship
course The Mobile Phone and the Christian Home and Church deals
extensively with electronic media.
- ISLAM AND THE PRINTING PRESS
- Friday Church News Notes, January 22, 2016 - David Cloud
- Printing by moveable type was invented in 1452, and by 1500
an estimated 20 million books and materials had been printed
(Christopher Anderson, Annals of the English Bible, I, p. lx).
The publication of Bibles exploded. The first printed book was
a complete Latin Bible in 1455. By 1520, no less than 199 editions
of the entire Bible had appeared, and this was just the bare
beginning of the Bible printing revolution. Suddenly, for the
first time in church history, common people could afford to own
a Bible and they were eager to do so. The printing press was
little used by Muslims, though. According to Islam, Arabic is
the holy language and the translation of the Quran is discouraged.
Historically, Muslim nations have not been friends of printing.
Consider the Ottoman Empire (1299-1923). The Ottomans "were
no friends to public education, independent news media and the
printed word" ("Arab Media: The Web 2.0 Revolution,"
Carnegie Reporter, Fall 2008). Books and printed matter were
unknown in Turkish and Arabic before the end of the 18th century,
and prior to 1840, "an average of only eleven books a year
were published in the capital of Istanbul" (Ibid.). Jews,
Greeks, and Armenians had printing presses in the Ottoman Empire,
but they were not allowed to print materials in Turkish or Arabic.
In 1900, 90% of Muslims were illiterate. In 2008, about 35% of
Muslims (50% of women) were still illiterate. Only 350 books
are translated into Arabic annually. Saudi Arabia did not have
a high school until after 1930 and still has only 250 public
libraries to serve 26 million people (and until 2006, females
were not allowed to hold readers cards). There are about 550
universities among the 57 Muslim nations of the Organisation
of Islamic Conference (OIC) compared with more than 5,700 in
the U.S. and 8,400 in India. http://www.wayoflife.org
- ASSASSINATION PLOT AGAINST NETANYAHU FOILED
- Friday Church News Notes, January 15, 2016 - David Cloud
- The following is excerpted from "Plot to Assassinate,"
breakingisraelnews.com, Jan. 8, 2016: "Two Israeli Arabs
were indicted on Friday for planning to assassinate Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu. Hazam Sanduka, 22, an Arab resident of Jerusalem's
Old City, and Fahdi Abu Kia'an, 19, an Israeli Bedouin from the
Negev, were arrested last month as part of a Hamas cell and charged
with assisting an enemy at wartime, contact with a foreign agent,
plotting a terrorist attack and manufacturing explosives. Prosecutor
Anat Greenbaum wrote in the indictment that they had helped Hamas
operative Ahmad Jamal Mousa Azzam. Azzam, a resident of Qalqilya
in Samaria, rented an apartment in the Abu Dis neighborhood of
East Jerusalem. Azzam and Sanduka acquired ingredients to make
explosives and planned on carrying out several attacks. Sanduka,
who had worked in a security firm in the past, initiated the
plan to plant explosives under the stage in Jerusalem's Payis
Arena where Netanyahu was scheduled to speak. They also planned
a large attack in Jerusalem for earlier this month. The plans
were directed by Hamas in Gaza and the two men were in constant
contact with the terror organization. Kia'an was identified as
a supporter of the Islamic State (ISIS) and planned on transporting
weapons from Judea and Samaria to the interior of Israel in order
to carry out attacks against Israelis. He had also agreed to
carry out a mass suicide attack by driving a car loaded with
- MODERN PHARISEES STILL PERSECUTE "MESSIANIC JEWS"
- Friday Church News Notes, January 15, 2016 - David Cloud
- The following is excerpted from "Jesus Removed from Headlines
in Israel," Israel Today, Jan. 4, 2016: "Recently,
I reported exciting news about a series of Hebrew-language testimonies
promoting faith in Jesus by Messianic Jews on the front page
of the popular Walla! News, one of Israel's largest news corporations.
With sadness, I must now report that the video series about Jesus
has been cancelled, and all references to Jesus and Messianic
Jews have been removed from the site. Walla! had taken a bold
and calculated risk broadcasting a Messianic campaign that promotes
interest in Jesus to their massive Israeli audience. We expected
that there would be serious resistance to the unprecedented promotional
by Messianic Jews on mainstream Israeli media. ... According
to Erez Soref, president of the Israel College of the Bible and
one of the project's initiators, here's what happened: 'Walla!
News received intense threats from some within the Ultra-Orthodox
community, which banded together threatening to sue the company
because of the exposure Walla! News provided to the name of Yeshua
and to Messianic Jews. Walla! News received additional threats
from Ultra-Orthodox representatives, threatening a major consumer
Walla! News decided to remove the interviews from
the site on Friday, the 25th of December." http://www.wayoflife.org
FORMER PM OLMERT OF ISRAEL HANDED ANOTHER MONTH IN JAIL FOR OBSTRUCTING
- Court strikes down plea deal with former PM, who admitted
he tried to silence his secretary; will go to prison next week
- February 10, 2016 By Tamar Pileggi - The Jerusalem Magistrates
Court on Wednesday tacked another month behind bars on to Ehud
Olmerts prison sentence, after the former prime minister
pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in two of the corruption
cases in which he has previously been convicted.
- The sentence - six months, five of which he is to serve concurrently
with the terms meted out to him in the corruption cases against
him - struck down a plea bargain that would have seen his entire
term in the obstruction overlap with the earlier sentences. He
also received three years probation and fined him NIS 50,000
All told, the decision by Judge Avital Chen means that the length
of Olmerts prison term is to be raised from 18 months
his sentence over his role in the Holyland real estate scandal
- to 19 months. Olmert will be the first former Israeli prime
minister to go to prison when he begins serving out his sentence
next Monday. Chen denounced the terms of the plea agreement,
saying it would have been highly unreasonable to
fold all of Olmerts sentence for obstruction into his other
prison term. http://www.timesofisrael.com/olmert-handed-another-6-months-in-jail-for-obstructing-justice
- PRESDIENT RIVLIN WELCOMES ISRAEL'S NEW SHARIA JUDGES
- [Ednote: President Rivlin was interviewed in the US, his
first visit. He stated that he is trying to seek reconciliation
with PA by creating unity. Looks like he is busy proving that.]
- Existence of state-backed Islamic courts reflects countrys
commitment to religious freedom and diversity, president says
- By Tamar Pileggi February 9, 2016, 10:32 pm 14 President
Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday welcomed Israels newest qadis
(Muslim judges), telling them that the existence of state-supported
Muslim religious courts highlights Israels commitment to
upholding religious freedom and diversity.
- The authority of the sharia courts as assured
by Israeli law to me reflects the fundamental principle
that an attachment to faith, to tradition, to a culture and community,
is not solely the issue of the individual, Rivlin told
the seven new qadis, who are appointed to sharia courts across
the country, during a ceremony at his official Jerusalem residence.
Such affiliations are a basic right of a citizen in a democracy,
and accordingly it is the obligation of the state to support
and nurture them, he said.
- Israels sharia courts, Rivlin said, demonstrate the
recognition of the unparalleled importance of the vitality of
communities, cultures and traditions to the fabric of the life
in the modern state. http://www.timesofisrael.com/rivlin-welcomes-israels-new-sharia-judges-in-jerusalem-ceremony/
- PAROLE HEARING SET FOR ROBERT KENNEDY KILLER SIRHAN SIRHAN
- Palestinian assassin, 71, who is serving a life sentence
for fatal shooting of senator, maintains he cannot remember events
of June 5, 1968
- February 10, 2016 - By Elliot Spagat SAN DIEGO (AP)
For nearly 50 years, Sirhan Sirhan has been consistent: He says
he doesnt remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy
in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
- The Palestinian, a Jerusalem native, now 71, has given no
inkling that he will change his version of events at his 15th
parole hearing on Wednesday in San Diego. He is serving a life
sentence that was commuted from death when the California Supreme
Court briefly outlawed capital punishment in 1972.
During his previous parole hearing in 2011, Sirhan told officials
about his regret but again said he could not remember the events
of June 5, 1968. The parole board ruled that Sirhan hadnt
shown sufficient remorse and didnt understand the enormity
of the crime less than five years after the killing of President
John F. Kennedy the senators older brother
and two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King
- UK LABOR LEADER CORBIN HOLDS FIRST MEETING WITH JEWISH LEADERS
- Opposition chief, who has referred to Hamas and Hezbollah
as friends, said to back Israels right to secure, recognized
- February 9, 2016 - By Raoul Wootliff - The leader of Britains
main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, met Tuesday with
leaders of the UK Jewish community for the first time since winning
the post in September.
- The meeting has resulted in significant clarifications
of the views of the Leader of the Opposition on key issues for
the Jewish community, said the Board of Deputies of British
Jews in statement Tuesday.
- Frequently accused of an anti-Israel bias, Corbyn and two
of his senior advisers met with BoD President Jonathan Arkush
and Chief Executive Gillian Merron on a range of matters
of interest and concern to the UK Jewish community, the
Jewish umbrella group said.
- We had a positive and constructive meeting and were
pleased that Mr. Corbyn gave a very solid commitment to the right
of Israel to live within secure and recognized boundaries as
part of a two state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict,
Arkush said, according to the statement.
- He added that there had been welcome agreement in some key
policy areas, but that there were still matters on which
the Labour leader could make firmer commitments.
- The Jewish leader described Tuesdays discussion as
the beginning of a conversation between the Jewish community
and the Labour Party, and said another meeting would be
held later this year.
- Jonathan Arkush, Board of Deputies (courtesy)
Corbyn has been criticized by members of the UK Jewish community
for being sympathetic to Hamas and Hezbollah terror groups
committed to destroying Israel and is widely regarded
as one of the British MPs most hostile to Israel.
- He has publicly endorsed a blanket arms embargo on Israel
and the boycott of Israeli universities involved in weapons research.
He recently landed in hot water when he defended an Anglican
minister who posted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories online.
- IRAN SAYS MORE PRECISE BALLISTIC MISSILE INCOMING
- Defense minister also claims Russias S-300 anti-aircraft
missile defense system to be delivered soon
- By Tamar Pileggi February 10, 2016, 1:16 pm 1 Irans
Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan announced Tehran is set to unveil
an upgraded ballistic missile, dubbed the Emad, a month after
the United States threatened to impose fresh sanctions over the
countrys missile program.
- We will unveil the next generation of Emad with improved
precision in the next (Iranian) year (beginning March 20),
Reuters quoted Dehghan as saying on Tuesday. In a move likely
to illicit harsh international backlash, the defense minister
said mass production of the missile, a medium-range rocket capable
of carrying a nuclear warhead, would begin in the near future.
The Emad missile is not a violation of the nuclear deal
or any UN resolution since we will never use a nuclear warhead
(on it). Its an allegation, Dehghan said, referring
to recent reports that the US had plans later shelved
to introduce a fresh round of sanctions following two
missile tests by the Islamic Republic in October.
- Britain, France, Germany and the US all demanded a UN investigation
into the Emad test launches, and a UN committee later determined
the launches violated a Security Council resolution that prohibits
Tehran from launching ballistic missiles capable of delivering
nuclear weapons. http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-more-precise-ballistic-missile-incoming
ERDOGAN'S PLAN, ISLAMIC EMPIRE OR ARMAGEDDON
February 20. 2016 - Turkey and Saudi Arabia have made their plans
clear to an amazed world, a new Wahhabist empire, an Islamic
State, not the one the puppet front organization ISIS is
running, but a real one with up to a million men in uniform,
over three thousand modern combat aircraft and nuclear weapons.
Syria will fall to them, as will Iraq. They will take Jordan
in a snap, crushing it from the north and south. The Gulf States
are already onboard, willing members while Egypt may hold out
awhile, with Israel, as long as it survives, holding one flank
while Libya is already gone, part of the secret Erdogan
Erbil strongman dictator, Barzani has already split Iraq, a done
deal. He has joined Turkey against not only the PKK but
Turkish Kurds who are being wiped off the map and his Syrian
brothers, who are being slaughtered to his silence, and of course
the government in Baghdad that pays his salary.
Afghanistan is under attack, with ISIS recruiters and Saudi cash
making significant inroads, not only there but in nuclear Pakistan
as well. To his north, Ukraine is fully onboard, ready to declare
war on Russia any day while Bulgaria and Romania remain silent
partners, ready to knife both Russia and NATO in the back.
Georgia is a defacto client state of Turkeys, a path for
arms smuggling, the new other silk road, from Ukraine,
by plane or Black Sea trawler from Odessa, into Georgia and through
Turkey into Syria and Iraq, into the hands of Erdogans
- Israel woke up first and dumped Erdogan like a hot
potato. He had them fooled the way he had Europe fooled.
He even had Russia and Iran going for years with promises of
trade deals and gas pipelines. Now it is clear, this is a madman
bent on world domination, nothing less.
- There was a time when Israel saw Syria as a threat, a modern
nation allied first to the Soviet Union, then the Russian Federation,
a modern army and air force, capable of perhaps not matching
the Israeli juggernaut but a force to be contended with.
- That Syria is in ruins today, the army stretched, winning
against a sea of foes for sure, but unlikely to ever
be a threat against Israel again, which is why Tel Aviv supported
both insurgents and terrorists.
- Today, Assads Syria is all that stands between Israel
and an Islamic Empire, not the Islamic State of ISIS,
but a Wahhabist monstrosity capable of wiping Israel off the
map with ease, American backing and a nuclear arsenal notwithstanding
and Israel now knows this all too well. Israel will look back
on its former days of planning a preemptive strike on Iran or
pouring armies into Syria across the Golan Heights as its crazy
- WAR HAS BEGUN
- A war is already going on. Turkey has invaded Syria, ISIS
is a Turkish army, Muslim Brotherhood recruits, mercenaries,
underwritten by the Saudis and Qatar, aided by rogue Western
intelligence agencies, the CIA and MI6.
- Turkey has bombed Kurds inside Syria, not the claimed rebel
PKK, but the US allies of the YPG, and is now shelling them in
violation of a UNSC memorandum.
- Turkey has invaded Iraq, sending in 1500 troops who now protect
Mosul, the ISIS capitol. Their base sits on the strategic route
for ISIS oil theft, protecting it until it enters the breakaway
- Turkey is in a shooting war with Russia, kept in check only
by a Russian naval force in the Mediterranean and Caspian Seas
and by massive Russian military exercises north of Turkeys
- Turkey is actively threatening Greece with continual air
space violations and aggressive claims made against Greek islands
in the Aegean.
- Turkey is preparing for war with Iran, ethnically cleansing
their common border of Kurds and through building a military
base in Qatar to launch operations from.
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