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Miss Iraq posts ‘scandalous’ photo with Miss Israel - is forced to flee Iraq

Miss Iraq posts 'scandalous' photo with Miss Israel - is forced to flee Iraq
If there’s one thing that we know about the religion of peace, it’s that it is tolerant, respectful, and open-minded.  It embraces diversity, applauds differing viewpoints, and above all honors women.  We know this, because CAIR and people like Linda Sarsour are constantly telling us so.

However, if you commit various horrific transgressions, you might find yourself in a bit of a pickle. For example, if you’re Miss Iraq, you may want to refrain from taking bikini photos or posing in hopeful, peaceful, completely benign pictures with Miss Israel.  Do that, and you’re going to have problems.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, December 15, 2017 - Full Story

Policy speeches vs. policy

Policy speeches vs. policy
What is President Donald Trump’s Middle East policy?

Monday Trump is scheduled to release a new US national security strategy on Monday. This past Tuesday Trump’s National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster gave a speech laying out some of its components in a speech in Washington.

McMaster’s speech was notable because in it he laid out a host of policies that McMaster himself has reportedly opposed since he was appointed to his position in February.

By Caroline Glick - Friday, December 15, 2017 - Full Story

Yemen after Saleh: Microcosm of a Regional Struggle

Yemen after Saleh: Microcosm of a Regional Struggle
When embarking on the war in Yemen, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman promised a rapid decisive victory over the Houthis and the Iranians (Operation Decisive Storm). So far, however, and was proven again with the assassination of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Saudi Arabia has encountered serious difficulties in defeating a determined enemy on its own doorstep. Even if the internal and external pressures on the Houthis grow stronger, their determination and that of their Iranian allies to continue the military campaign against the Saudis is clear. For its part, the Iranian regime apparently believes that the fighting in Yemen will have an impact on the greater narrative surrounding Iran’s ability to deflect Saudi-American cooperation and reduce their influence in other Middle East arenas, with the emphasis on Syria and Lebanon.

By INSS -- Yoel Guzansky, Eldad Shavit- Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

The Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

The Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel
In an historic announcement on December 6, 2017, the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The first country to recognize Israel after its declaration of independence in 1948 was also the first to formally recognize Jerusalem as its capital. Throughout the world, and particularly in the Middle East, religious and nationalist movements have challenged the validity of states and borders defined in the past. Therefore, there is more than symbolism in this move by President Trump, who inter alia based the recognition on the ancient connection of the Jewish people to its capital.

By INSS - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

President Trump Withdraws U.S. from Participation in Globalist Migration Compact

President Trump Withdraws U.S. from Participation in Globalist Migration Compact
The Trump administration has decided to withdraw from participation in the United Nations Global Compact on Migration, representing another significant departure from the global governance policies of the Obama administration. In September 2016, during the waning days of the Obama administration, the United States had joined with the other member states of the UN to adopt a “non-binding “political declaration, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. They agreed to undertake negotiations towards a consensus on international norms by September 2018 to help guide member states’ immigration policies. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in a recent statement, announcing U.S. withdrawal from participation in this globalist compact, that “our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone. The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with US sovereignty.”

By Joseph A. Klein - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

What the War Over Jerusalem is Really About

What the War Over Jerusalem is Really About
Hamas has announced that President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has opened the “gates of hell.” Its Muslim Brotherhood parent has declared America an “enemy state.”

The Arab League boss warned that the Jerusalem move “will fuel extremism and result in violence.” The Jordanian Foreign Minister claimed that it would “trigger anger” and “fuel tension.”

“Moderate” Muslim leaders excel at threatening violence on behalf of the “extremists”.

By Daniel Greenfield - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Media falsely discredit Trump as he confronts UN on Jerusalem

Media falsely discredit Trump as he confronts UN on Jerusalem
The media has discredited President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital -falsely claiming the President has reversed nearly seven decades of American foreign policy. Trump’s decision has pitted America squarely against the United Nations.

The New York Times led the pack declaring:

“President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy ...”

By David Singer - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

United Nations Mandates “Sustainable Tourism”

United Nations Mandates Sustainable Tourism
During my twenty-two visits to Venice, I saw and heard the frustration and disdain locals have for tourists. We were not just an imposition in their daily lives, crowding their beloved city, their favorite restaurants, water buses, museums, operas, blocking their narrow alleys, their canals, and often entrances to their apartments. We caused wakes with our huge cruise ships and further destruction to their already fragile buildings, infrastructure, and ecosystem.

But we were a necessary evil that helped many Venetians live off tourism. They complained about Americans who trekked yearly by millions to see La Serenissima, yet have allowed economic refugees to invade and take over their businesses. We were even blamed for their demographic suicide.

The group Italia Nostra (Our Italy) wants the Italian government to ban cruise ships in the harbor and to require large groups to book their visit ahead of time. Posters around the city make it abundantly clear that some residents do not welcome tourists at all. Academia predicts that “the native population could be zero as early as 2030.” Apparently cruise ship visitors increased five-fold and rents have increased accordingly, making it impossible for locals to afford a place in the city.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

A Short History of the Arab/Israeli Conflict

A Short History of the Arab/Israeli Conflict
Like so much fake news today, there is ample disinformation being spread about Israel and the Arab/Israeli conflict. Much of it being spread by Islamists and the Democrat Party.

Many Islamic leaders deny the existence of an ancient Jewish Kingdom and a Jewish temple in Jerusalem…fake history.

Chris Mathews of the infamous MSNBC recently said that “crazy evangelical Christians in the South are uninformed about President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because they have “mythical beliefs” about the ancient city…Because if you don’t give the Palestinians hope that they can have national integrity and have a capital where it should be, you’re going to have an unending problem.” Yes, we are going to have an unending problem, but not for the reasons they would like you to believe. In Mathews’ case, his ignorance of history is stunning.

By Ray DiLorenzo - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

The Holy and Capital City of Israel: Jerusalem

THE HOLY AND CAPITAL CITY OF ISRAEL: JERUSALEM
In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which called on The United States to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This was always delayed through the mechanism of a six monthly waiver by a president if it was felt inopportune to do so in the face of Arab threats of violence.

Successive presidents all spoke of the justice in moving the embassy and recognizing Israel’s capital is Jerusalem. But they all succumbed to perennial Muslim Arab threats of intimidation and aggression. All the presidents since 1995 -Clinton, Bush and Obama - used the waiver. None had the courage to do what President Trump has now so magnificently and proudly accomplished.

Here is an American president who defies the genocidal intentions and threats of terror and violence hurled towards the embattled Jewish state by much of the Islamic and Arab world. In this he puts to rights a cruel policy adopted by large swathes of an often hostile world, which would deny the Jewish people not only their historical and ancestral homeland but their very 3,000 year old capital: Jerusalem.

By Victor Sharpe - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

Trump’s great gifts to Israel and America

Trump’s great gifts to Israel and America
With his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump gave a Hanukka gift to the Jewish people. But he also gave a Christmas gift to the American people.

Trump’s gift to Israel is not merely that 68 years after Israel declared Jerusalem its capital, the US finally recognized Israel’s capital.

In his declaration, Trump said, “Israel has made its capital in the city of Jerusalem, the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times.”

By Caroline Glick - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

Relocating US Embassy to Jerusalem – US interest!

Relocating US Embassy to Jerusalem
Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem - as prescribed by the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act - represent President Trump’s resolve to focus on US interests, defy Arab pressure/threats, and overrule the politically-correct bureaucracy of the State Department.

Relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem underscores the resurrection of the US independent unilateral – rather than multinational – action.  It distinguishes the US President, Congress and most Americans from the US foreign policy establishment, the UN worldview, and Europe’s vacillation and cave-in.

By Yoram Ettinger - Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Full Story

Why Jared Kushner is on a fool’s mission

Why Jared Kushner is on a fool’s mission
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, is trying to do the impossible. He hopes to achieve too many others before him have failed to achieve. That is, to turn a dysfunctional, corrupt, rejectionist, ideological, violent Palestinian political divide into a peace-loving nation.

Here are just a few of the obstacles that stand in his way.

1) You cannot bring peace if you are delusional about the nature of the beast you are trying to tame.

Kushner,  like others before him, goes to Ramallah to talk to the head of the Palestinian Authority, whether it be Yasser Arafat or PA President Mahmoud Abbas, as though they truly represent the best interests of the majority of Arabs in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip. If they did,  there would have been peace a long time ago, without Kushner.

By Barry Shaw - Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Full Story

Trump should adopt Bush strategy to encourage Israel to negotiate

Trump should adopt Bush strategy to encourage Israel to negotiate
President Bush’s strategy to secure Israel’s agreement to negotiate under the Bush Roadmap should be given serious consideration by President Trump as he puts together his eagerly-anticipated “ultimate deal” to end the Arab-Jewish conflict.

Bush’s strategy involved him firstly stating his “vision” before actually announcing the Bush Roadmap to turn that vision into reality.

Israel was required to make concrete territorial withdrawals from Judea and Samaria (West Bank)—possibly compromising Israel’s security in the process.  Publically confronting Israel with the Bush Roadmap first up could have seen its outright rejection by Israel before the ink was even dry.

By David Singer - Monday, December 4, 2017 - Full Story

From Amman to Jerusalem

From Amman to Jerusalem
Five months ago, 28 year old Ziv Moyal, an Israeli security officer at Israel’s embassy in Amman, was stabbed in his apartment by a Jordanian assailant, whom he shot and killed.

Moyal also accidentally killed his Jordanian landlord, who was present on the scene.

In the immediate aftermath of the incident, incited by the state-controlled media, the Jordanian public was whipped into an anti-Israel frenzy. In short order, a mob surrounded the embassy, to which Moyal and another 20 Israeli diplomats fled immediately after the shooting.

By Caroline Glick - Sunday, December 3, 2017 - Full Story

UN Security Council Meets Again on North Korean Missile Test

UN Security Council Meets Again on North Korean Missile Test
Following the latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch by North Korea, its most powerful one yet, United Nations Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman briefed the UN Security Council on Wednesday November 29th at an emergency meeting requested by the United States and Japan. The missile, according to expert estimates, has a potential range of more than 8,000 miles, which would confirm the boast by North Korea’s official media that the missile is “capable of striking the whole mainland of the United States.”

By Joseph A. Klein - Friday, December 1, 2017 - Full Story

Meanwhile, African migrants in Libya are being sold into slavery for $400 a pop

Meanwhile, African migrants in Libya are being sold into slavery for $400 a pop
I understand the impulse to distrust anything that comes from CNN, but this is not Chris Cuomo and Wolf Blitzer yammering about American politics. This is a well-reported and verified story that’s gotten the attention of governments throughout the western world.

Libya has been in chaos since that guy in a Yankees hat killed Khadafy, not because there was anything good about Khadafy but simply because no one had an idea what would come next - and the forces poised to seize control and influence were nefarious to say the least. How nefarious?

You have to see it for yourself:

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, December 1, 2017 - Full Story

Critical lessons of the 1947 Partition Plan

Critical lessons of the 1947 Partition Plan
Past experience tends to repeat itself, creating the most glittering writing on the wall. However, too often it is overlooked by Western policy-makers, who frequently sacrifice long-term interests, strategic complexity and reality-based hope on the altar of short-term convenience, oversimplification and wishful-thinking.

The November 29, 1947 Partition Plan produced a series of long-term geo-strategic lessons—relevant to the 2017 national security of Israel and the US—which have been largely ignored, although they have recurred and have been reaffirmed, systematically, throughout the last 70 years.

By Yoram Ettinger - Friday, December 1, 2017 - Full Story

UN slams Israel 6 times, uses Islamic-only term for Temple Mount, denying Jewish, Christian heritage

UN slams Israel 6 times, uses Islamic-only term for Temple Mount, denying Jewish, Christian heritage
GENEVA – The U.N. General Assembly today condemned Israel in six Arab-sponsored resolutions, voting 151 to 6, with 9 abstentions, to adopt a text on Jerusalem which called Temple Mount by its Islamic name only, and voting 105-6-58 to condemn Israel’s presence on the Golan Heights, with the UK breaking for the first time from the EU’s common position to join the U.S. and Canada in opposing the Syrian-sponsored resolution. (Click here for today’s 6 resolutions; here for all 20 of the session.)

By UN Watch - Friday, December 1, 2017 - Full Story

White Death is awesome

Communist-killing sniper Simo Hayha, a.k.a. White Death
White Death is awesome, but not the “white death” crap racist troll Rudy Martinez is talking about.

Martinez wrote an idiotic, puerile, ultra-politically correct column in a Texas college newspaper whining about “whiteness.”

Here’s an excerpt from the student’s drivel:

Whiteness will be over because we want it to be. And when it dies, there will be millions of cultural zombies aimlessly wandering across a vastly changed landscape. Ontologically speaking, white death will mean liberation for all… Until then, remember this: I hate you because you shouldn’t exist. You are both the dominant apparatus on the planet and the void in which all other cultures, upon meeting you, die.

Martinez is forgettable but Simo Hayha is not.

SIMO HAYHA, 1940

Hayha was a great Finnish war hero because he killed hundreds of Russian Communist soldiers

Hayha was a great Finnish war hero because he killed hundreds of Russian Communist soldiers.

His nickname was White Death.

Hayha was so hardcore that after he took a bullet that ripped part of his face off (see photo immediately above) he went back to the battlefield to kill more Communists.

A great man.

By Matthew Vadum - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story