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Trump pressure pushes Jordan to choose Israel or PLO

Trump pressure pushes Jordan to choose Israel or PLO
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)—refusing to bow to pressure by President Trump to cease payments to terrorists and their families currently exceeding US$400 million annually—is looming as a potential threat to end 96 years of unbroken Hashemite rule in Jordan.

By David Singer - Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Full Story

What is needed is a new Sykes-Picot Agreement

What is needed is a new Sykes-Picot Agreement
During World War I, (May 1916), Britain and France entered the Sykes-Picot Agreement which was a secret convention, with the assent of imperial Russia, for the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire.

By Ted Belman - Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Full Story

WATCH: Allied cruise missiles launch as airstrikes on Syrian chemical weapon sites begin

WATCH: Allied cruise missiles launch as airstrikes on Syrian chemical weapon sites begin
It was late last night when President Trump announced that he had ordered U.S. airstrikes, in cooperation with Britain and France, against chemical weapon sites in Syria in response to last week’s chemical weapon attacks by the Syrian government.

By Dan Calabrese - Saturday, April 14, 2018 - Full Story

Russians strike out at UN: Only China, Bolivia vote for resolution condemning attack on Syria

Russians strike out at UN: Only China, Bolivia vote for resolution condemning attack on Syria
They should have started the resolution with a condemnation of Israel. That would probably have gotten them at least a few more votes.

By Dan Calabrese - Saturday, April 14, 2018 - Full Story

Latest on Syrian Air strikes

President Trump addresses the nation, Airstrikes Underway in Syria

US warships, B-1 bombers strike against Assad after suspected chemical attack

By Fox News -- Daily Mail, Breitbart- Friday, April 13, 2018 - Full Story

Israel and Anne Frank’s Jewishness

Israel and Anne Frank’s Jewishness
On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the New Israel Fund announced it signed a partnership agreement with Anne Frank Fonds, the foundation Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, established in 1963 to administer the profits from the sales of her diary.

By Caroline Glick - Friday, April 13, 2018 - Full Story

The UN’s colossal failure to stop Syria’s chemical weapons

The UN's colossal failure to stop Syria's chemical weapons
The showdown over chemical weapons in Syria has moved from the debating chambers of the United Nations to the realms of reality. President Trump is threatening missile strikes against Syria’s Assad regime. Russia, entrenched in Syria in support of President Bashar Assad, is threatening to strike back.


The Betrayal of the Holocaust

The Betrayal of the Holocaust
When we talk about the Holocaust, we are talking about the mass murder of millions of Jews.

The dead included my grandparents and countless others, shot, starved, gassed, beaten to death and buried in mass graves. And yet the lessons of the Holocaust in its commemorations rarely have anything to do with Jewish lives.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, April 13, 2018 - Full Story

Jewish-Arab demography defies conventional wisdom

Jewish-Arab demography defies conventional wisdom
In contrast to conventional demographic wisdom, the Jewish State is not facing a potential Arab demographic time bomb. In fact, Israel benefits from a robust Jewish demographic tailwind.

By Yoram Ettinger - Friday, April 13, 2018 - Full Story

From the First Intifada to the “March of Return”

From the First Intifada to the March of Return
The “March of Return” events have brought out the masses. It seems that since the first intifada the Palestinian arena has not witnessed such widespread mass participation as evident in the recent protests along the Gaza Strip border - on Land Day, Friday, March 30, 2018, and the Friday that followed. As the organizers see it, this is the start of a series of moves, intended to peak on May 15, 2018. The higher number of fatalities than generally known in mass events of recent years and the large number of wounded have aroused in the Palestinians the desire for revenge and increased the motivation to continue the demonstrations. On the other hand, the number of dead and wounded has also deterred many from continuing the activity along the border fence.

By INSS -- Yohanan Tzoreff- Thursday, April 12, 2018 - Full Story

President Trump Vows Forceful Response to Latest Syrian Chemical Attack

President Trump Vows Forceful Response to Latest Syrian Chemical Attack
President Trump condemned a suspected chemical weapons attack over the weekend on the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma that reportedly took the lives of more than forty people, including children. The president blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for unleashing what appears to have been deadly chlorine gas.

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Full Story

Canada Free Press columnist Michael Fumento held in Colombian jail on trumped-up charges

Canada Free Press columnist Michael Fumento held in Colombian jail on trumped-up charges
Iconoclastic journalist and Canada Free Press columnist Michael Fumento is currently being held in atrocious conditions in a Colombian jail on absurdly trumped-up charges.

Michael Fumento is the author of numerous books including The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS and The Fat of the Land. More recently he saw combat as an embedded reporter with United States troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of his combat video recordings have been aired on the History Channel.

Michael Fumento’s recent troubles began Easter Sunday 1 April when he was attacked on the streets of Bogota by a man armed with a knife. The police arrived and arrested Michael. He was brought before a judge and accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a house owned by the father of the knife-wielding assailant. The bomb-thrower was described by witnesses only as “a man wearing blue jeans.” Michael was charged with arson and attempted murder.

By Patrick D Hahn - Monday, April 9, 2018 - Full Story

Not a joke: Britain implementing common sense knife control, limiting acid sales

Not a joke: Britain implementing common sense knife control, limiting acid sales
“Common sense knife control.”  Usually, if you hear that phrase, it’s a facetious remark designed to take the air out of the gun control debate. We all know that gun control laws will be ignored by criminals and, even if it gets harder for them to get a gun, there will still be millions of other weapons out there. Take away the guns and eventually you’ll need to take away the knives, cars, baseball bats, etc.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, April 9, 2018 - Full Story

A Sense of Victory on Both Sides: A Recipe for Escalation in Gaza?

A Sense of Victory on Both Sides: A Recipe for Escalation in Gaza?
Following the “March of Return” events led by Hamas on two turbulent Fridays at the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, both sides declared victory.

Hamas boasts a sense of victory and satisfaction given that in its view, the organization has reclaimed the leadership of the Palestinian struggle, found an effective strategy to challenge Israel without (at least, so far) igniting another round of fighting, positioned itself as the leader of an unarmed, non-violent civilian protest, shown Abu Mazen to be irrelevant and limited his ability to increase the sanctions on Gaza, and aroused international criticism of Israel for ostensibly disproportionate use of military force in particular, and for the “blockade” of Gaza in general.

By INSS -- Amos Yadlin, Executive Director of INSS- Monday, April 9, 2018 - Full Story

Jordan considers replacing PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner

Jordan considers replacing PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner
Two recent events confirm that Jordan is seriously considering replacing the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as Israel’s negotiating partner to resolve the allocation of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) between Israel and Jordan:

By David Singer - Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Full Story

Corbyn is a Dangerous Anti-Semite

Corbyn is a Dangerous Anti-Semite
There can be no doubt that Jeremy Corbyn is a shrewd and canny politician. It takes a special talent to emerge from the radical left of his political party to become the potential next Prime Minister of Great Britain.

He has cannily persuaded disillusioned Britons into believing that he can cure their ills. His rise is a phenomenon that goes against the trend in mainland Europe where, increasingly, populations are ditching failed Socialist governments, particularly over the issue of unbridled mass immigration which is leading to a breakdown of the social and cultural order in many European nations.

By Barry Shaw - Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Full Story

Israel turns a corner on protecting its sovereignty


Monday may have been a turning point in the global battle between the forces of nationalism and national self-determination on the one hand, and the forces pushing for a post-nationalist world with open borders on the other.

By Caroline Glick - Thursday, April 5, 2018 - Full Story

The Corbyns of this world

Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn represents the shameful, sneaky, face of anti-Semitism. The one that accepts Jews who subscribe to his radical brand of politics, the ones who will play by his rules.

He’ll probably admit to admiring Karl Marx. He was a Jew with no other agenda except the Communist cause. That’s good enough for the Corbyns of this world. So how can Jeremy be called an anti-Semite?

By Barry Shaw - Thursday, April 5, 2018 - Full Story

What’s going on in Gaza. A Short History

What's going on in Gaza
One thing that the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority shares with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza is the dream of a world without Israel and Jews.

They both propagate a world in which the Palestinians will rule the whole of ‘Palestine’ “from the River to the Sea.”

By Barry Shaw - Monday, April 2, 2018 - Full Story

Mattis-Bolton accord can sway Trump to dump PLO for Jordan

Mattis-Bolton accord can sway Trump to dump PLO for Jordan
President Trump’s possible call for Jordan to replace the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as Israel’s negotiating partner under Trump’s soon-to-be-released “ultimate deal” will be considerably strengthened if Trump’s newly-appointed National Security Adviser - John Bolton - and Secretary of Defense - James “Mad Dog” Mattis - concur on such a move.

By David Singer - Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Full Story