INTERNATIONAL PULSE

Period: December 2015
 

ISRAEL, THE MIDDLE EAST & ASIA



REPUBLICAN DONOR ADELSON AND TRUMP MAY BE ALIGNING ON ISRAEL
December 19, 2015 - Farah Master - Reuters
[Note comment to this article: This could be a signal to get the peace process going if the Donald wins the election]
Gambling giant Las Vegas Sands Corp's Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson speaks during an interview with Reuters in Macau, China December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
MACAU (Reuters) - Top Republican Party donor Sheldon Adelson said on Friday he met presidential candidate Donald Trump earlier this week and that the two American billionaires broached the issue at the heart of Adelson's political agenda: support for Israel. While the mega donor didn't disclose his degree of backing for the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination, he did say he found Trump to be "very charming" and called his standing in the crowded candidate field "unheard of."
"It was very nice," the gambling tycoon told Reuters in a rare interview in Macau when asked if he had met Trump, who leads in opinion polls of Republican voters. "He was very charming." Hours later, Trump returned the compliment to Adelson, telling Reuters, "Sheldon and I have been friends for a long time. He is an amazing man. I am the only one who doesn't need his money. But I would love his support." On the subject of Israel, Trump added, "Sheldon knows that nobody will be more loyal to Israel than Donald Trump."
The meeting and Trump's pro-Israel stance - coming after more ambiguous remarks a few weeks ago - could pave the way for a deeper relationship between the two men, a month and a half before the first Republican nominating contest in Iowa. Israel is, by far, the most important issue to Adelson, a fierce supporter of the nation and close friend of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Adelson also owns the newspaper with the largest circulation in Israel, a free daily.
The 82-year-old chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp , the world's biggest gambling company by market value, made his comments a few days after hosting the latest debate among Republican Party presidential candidates at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, where and his Israeli-born wife, Miriam, an accomplished medical doctor and philanthropist, live. Adelson said much of his discussion with Trump was about Israel.
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/republican-donor-adelson-trump-may-aligning-israel-003125447--finance.html

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PROPHECY CONFIRMS TURKEY'S FATAL MISTAKE
December 5, 2015 - Turkey claims they are building a permanant base in Ninevah of all places . The ancient city that repented after it was visited by the powerful prophet Jonah has a fatal end according to prophecies of Zephaniah the prophet. A complete destruction at the time Syria's destruction. The Kurds also are a part of the illegal Smuggling of Oil that Russia has proven Turkey to be a major player in so for Russia Turkey has a debt owed to them that will not go unpaid for the downing of the Russia Bomber SU-24 and the killing of two Russian service men.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/204436#.VmSL85uFNXJ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHwNKoGRtZI

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MY OPEN LETTER TO DONALD TRUMP
December 6, 2015 - Yosef Rabin - Yosef Rabin is a United Temple Mount Movement activist who has been involved...
Dear Mr. Trump,
I hope this letter finds you well.
First, I would like to say that I and countless of others here in Israel are very excited about your candidacy for President of the United States. I grew up in Chicago, IL before rejoining the Jewish Nation in its ancestral homeland. However, I still maintain deep positive feelings towards the United States and I pray that you can help restore that great land to her former glory.
Mr. Trump, both you and I share commonalities, we both are law abiding individuals, students of history and lovers of the Bible. It is for this reason that I was very surprised at your comments regarding the conflict here in Israel. I was very surprised regarding your statements on the conflict between Israel and the Arabs and I am confident that you will both read and comment on this letter.
National-Religious Identity of the Land of Israel
The most absurd claim made by the Arabs is the denial of the Jewish Peoples deep national-religious connection to the land. It is no secret that the Bible is not only a holy book of code and law, but also contains the story of the Jewish Nation in her land. The biblical Jewish history of the land, persists even in modern Arab towns and here are just a few examples.
* Anata is the Biblical (and contemporary) Anatot, the dwelling of the Prophet Jeremiah.
* Batir is Biblical (and contemporary) Beitar, the headquarters of Bar Kochba, the leader of the Great Rebellion against the Roman Empire, which was suppressed in 135CE.
* Bethlehem is mentioned 44 times in the Bible and is the birthplace of King David.
* El-Jib is biblical (and contemporary) Gibeon, Joshua’s battleground known for his command to stop the sun and moon (Joshua 10:12).
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Message.aspx/7826#.VmSMV5uFNXI

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PRESIDENT ASSAD ACCUSES FRANCE, UK, US, SAUDI OF SUPPORTING ISIS
FKTV.IS - Alexandra Bruce - December 6, 2015 -
THE WAR WILL END WHEN FRANCE, UK, US, SAUDI ARABIA "STOP SUPPORTING THOSE TERRORISTS"
There have so far been a quarter of a million people killed during the Syrian "Civil War".
This interview with Bashar al-Assad was recently conducted by a reporter who visited him in Syria from the Czech Republic, so it's safe to say that it has a more neutral representation of the Syrian President and of his positions than you're likely to find anywhere in the mainstream Western media.
At a time when Prime Minister David Cameron is ordering air strikes in Syria (against the wishes of the people that *he's* supposed to be representing) and after France and the US have recently intensified their own airstrike campaigns, I think it is important to get an unbiased point of view, straight from the horse's mouth, from the leader of the country that's now being bombed from the skies by several Western powers, while being attacked by foreign fighters on the ground, who hail from as many as 120 countries.
(THIS is a "civil war"???) Assad says here that a decade in Iraq and Afghanistan already proved that airstrikes to create "peace" do not work. In another Reuters interview, Assad said point-blank of the planned British airstrikes: "They are going to fail again...This kind of operation is like cutting out part of the cancer. That will make it spread in the body faster." In the same interview, he ridicules Cameron's assertion that there are as many as 70,000 Western-backed opposition fighters in Syria, who would create a political solution to the "civil war" and who could retake territory from jihadists, weakened by the air strikes. Assad states, "This is a new episode in a long series of David Cameron's classical farce ... where are they? Where are the 70,000 moderates he is talking about? There is no 70,000. There is no 7,000." http://fktv.is/president-assad-accuses-france-uk-us-saudi-of-supporting-isis-27462

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SAN BERNADINO SHOOTER'S DAD: HE WAS 'OBSESSED' WITH ISRAEL
In interview with Italian paper, father Syed Farook says his son ‘supported the creation of the Islamic State’
December 6, 2015 - Rossella Tercatin - Syed Farook, father of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, has described his son as negatively “obsessed” with Israel. In an interview with Italian daily La Stampa, Farook said that he once tried to console his son by promising him that Israel would not exist in another two years because “China, Russia and America will bring the Jews back to Ukraine.”
In Sunday’s La Stampa (link in Italian) report, Farook said, “My son said that he shared [IS leader Abu Bakr] Al Baghdadi’s ideology and supported the creation of the Islamic State. He was also obsessed with Israel.”
“I told him he had to stay calm and be patient because in two years Israel will not exist any more. Geopolitics is changing: Russia, China and America don’t want Jews there any more. They are going to bring the Jews back to Ukraine. What is the point of fighting? We have already done it and we lost. Israel is not to be fought with weapons, but with politics. But he did not listen to me, he was obsessed,” Farook explained to US correspondent Paolo Mastrolilli. http://www.timesofisrael.com/san-bernardino-shooters-dad-he-was-obsessed-with-israel/

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NETANYAHU REBUFFS KERRY'S WARNING ON BINATIONAL STATE
Prime minister says there can be no solution so long as ‘other side’ doesn’t want peace; blames PA incitement for violence.
December 6, 2015 - Raoul Wootliff - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday blamed the Palestinian Authority for the stalemate in peace talks and seemed to hit back at comments made Saturday by US secretary of State John Kerry, who warned that a lack of progress on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could lead to the end of the Jewish state. “Israel will not be a binational state,” Netanyahu said emphatically at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. “But in order for there to be peace, the other side must decide that they also want peace, and unfortunately that is not what we are seeing.”
Netanyahu reiterated previous claims that the Palestinian Authority has been inciting the current wave of violence, citing a visit Saturday by PA chief negotiator Saeb Ereket to the home of the family of a man who had carried out a shooting attack last week and was killed in the course of the attack. “Not only does he not condemn the attacker; he offers condolences to the family and therefore gives support and encouragement to acts of terror,” he said. [video]
http://www.timesofisrael.com/responding-to-kerry-netanyahu-says-israel-wont-be-binational-state/

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BRITISH ROYALS 'WON'T VISIT ISRAEL TILL CONFLICT SOLVED’
[Ednote: The Royals are Muslims]
Netanyahu recently invited Prince Charles to come to Jerusalem, but the Telegraph reports official visits are unlikely in current climate.
December 5, 2015 - By Times of Israel staff - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently invited Britain’s Prince Charles to make an official visit to Israel, the Telegraph reported Saturday, but such a visit is unlikely as long as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict remains unresolved. The invitation was extended when the two met briefly on the sidelines of a climate change conference in Paris last week. “Until there is a settlement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the Royal family can’t really go there,” a British government source told the newspaper. “In Israel so much politics is caught up in the land itself that it’s best to avoid those complications altogether by not going there.”
Official visits by royals to foreign countries are sanctioned by the government. Despite numerous invitations over the years, no government has approved such a visit since the end of the British mandate and the establishment of Israel in 1948.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris on November 30, 2015. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)
Royals have in fact visited Israel in the past, the paper reported, but such trips were termed personal visits, and the UK government was quick to stress they did not in any way represent the state. Israeli officials have bristled at royals’ unwillingness to come to the Jewish state, while they appear to have no qualms about visiting authoritarian states like Saudi Arabia and Qatar. http://www.timesofisrael.com/british-royals-wont-visit-israel-till-conflict-solved/

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CLINTON: PALESTINIAN LEADERS MUST STOP INCITING VIOLENCE
Democratic presidential candidate says boycott efforts against Jewish state are ‘wrong’; US-Israel relationship must be brought ‘to next level’
December 6, 2015 - By Marissa Newman - The Times of Israel is live blogging Sunday’s developments as they unfold.
Polls put France’s National Front in regional elections lead
Polling agency projections suggest the far-right National Front took the lead in the first round of France’s regional elections. The agencies Ifop, OpinionWay and Ipsos base their projections on actual vote count in select constituencies. They project that the National Front won between 27 and 30 percent support in Sunday’s voting, followed by former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Republicans party and President Francois Hollande’s governing Socialists.
The elections Sunday took place in an unusually tense security climate, expected to favor conservative and far right candidates and strike a new blow against the Socialists. While the National Front had significant support Sunday, the party may not be able to translate that into victory in the second-round voting December 13 for leadership of France’s 13 newly drawn regions.
Ammunition, IS propaganda found after France mosque closure. Kalashnikov ammunition and Islamic State propaganda videos were seized in raids following the closure of a mosque in the Paris suburbs, French authorities say.
The prayer hall in Lagny-sur-Marne, around 30 kilometers (18 miles) east of the capital, was shut down last Wednesday following a large-scale police operation.
Associated with the traditionalist Salafist branch of Islam, it is the third mosque in France to be closed after the coordinated jihadist attacks on Paris on November 13.
The prefect — the highest representative of the state — in the Seine-and-Marne department says Sunday “7.62mm ammunition for a Kalashnikov rifle and propaganda videos” for the Islamic State group are found in raids linked to the closure of the prayer hall.
The locations of the raids are not given.
A revolver and jihadist documents were also found during searches at the homes of the mosque leaders, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said previously.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-december-6-2015/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+
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TURKEY SLAMS FRESH RUSSIAN 'PROVOCATION' AS WARSHIPS ENTER WATERS
This combination of pictures created on December 03, 2015 shows a file taken on July 27, 2015 in Lisbon, of Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) and a file taken on November 27, 2015 in Moscow of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (AFP / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA AND VASILY MAXIMOV) Russian serviceman seen aboard ‘Caesar Kunikov’ armed with a rocket launcher
December 6, 2015 By MARISSA NEWMAN - No detail available http://www.timesofisrael.com
Turkey fury over Russian brandishing weapon on warship
December 6, 2015 By Afp - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Sunday blasted as a "provocation" images of a Russian serviceman brandishing a rocket launcher as his warship passed through Turkish waters.
The alleged incident came with Ankara and Moscow at loggerheads after Turkey downed a Russian jet on its border with Syria last month, sparking fury and economic sanctions from the Kremlin.
Turkey's private NTV channel broadcast pictures of what it said was a Russian serviceman aboard the "Caesar Kunikov" with a type of rocket or missile launcher on his shoulder in the firing position.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3348426/Turkey-fury-Russian-brandishing-weapon-warship.html


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SOME 200 ASYLUM SEEKERS CROSS INTO ISRAEL DESPITE SINAI FENCE
Border barrier has reduced flow of African migrants from over 10,000 per year to a trickle in 2015
December 6, 2015 - By Times of Israel staff - Some 200 African asylum seekers managed to cross Israel’s new border fence with the Egyptian Sinai since the fence’s completion early last year, according to the Ynet news site.
The fence ranges from six to ten meters (20-33 feet) in height. It was constructed at a cost of some NIS 2 billion ($524 million) after the pace of asylum seekers crossing into Israel reached over 10,000 per year in 2012-2013, presaging the flood of migrants reaching Europe over the past year. The 200 asylum seekers hail from war-torn Sudan and Eritrea. They were caught by IDF forces patrolling on the Israeli side of the border, and were sent to the Saharonim detention facility in the Negev pending a ruling on their asylum status. Under a new High Court of Justice ruling, that process is now limited to a year, after which the asylum seekers must be released from detention.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/some-200-asylum-seekers-crossed-into-israel-despite-sinai-fence

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5 ISRAELI ARABS INDICTED FOR CREATING ISIS CELL IN NAZARETH, PLANNING TERROR ATTACKS IN ISRAEL
December 8, 2015 - Israeli legal authorities filed an indictment against five Nazereth men, charging them with setting up an ISIS terrorist cell to carry out attacks in Israel.
The indictment, delivered to the Nazareth Illit District Court and cleared for publication on Tuesday, charged the five men, all relatives between the ages of 18-27, with organizing an illegal network, storing weapons and even carrying out drills for potential attacks in urban areas.
According to the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, and prosecutors from the Northern District office, the cell was preparing to launch attacks in Israel on behalf of ISIS, although they had no plans themselves to visit Syria, where the terrorist group is headquartered. The indictment revealed that the five had discussed ISIS ideology among themselves on Facebook.
The members of the cell, according to Israel’s Channel 2 news, were Abd al-Karim Ihab Abd al-Rahman Suleiman, 22, Muhammad Ihab Abd al-Rahman Suleiman, 18, Abd al-Karim Jamal Ali Suleiman, 23, Muhammad Saleh Muhammad Suleiman, 19, and Murad Muhammad Salim Suleiman, 27.
According to the indictment, the five spent the last year amassing weapons to be used in an attack, and even practiced shooting these firearms. Additionally, the members apparently became newly religious and held meetings, pledging their allegiance to ISIS and praising jihad against those considered heretics.
http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/12/08/5-israeli-arabs-indicted-for-creating-isis-cell-in-nazareth/

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US JEWISH LEADER: OBAMA'S OVAL OFFICE SPEECH 'FRIGHTENING DISGRACE'
December 8, 2015 - President Obama’s address to the nation from the Oval Office on Sunday was a “frightening disgrace,” said the head of a major US Jewish group on Monday. In a harshly worded statement, Morton A. Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), slammed what he called “Obama’s terrorism speech” and listed what he considered to be the 16 “specific areas of concern” that emerged from it.
“Not only was there no new policy,” Klein’s statement read, “but it was filled with falsehoods about the daily intelligence briefings.”
The statement continued: It misled us on his exaggerated bombing raids, intimidated Americans into silence of suspicious radical Muslim activity, while dismissing legitimate American concerns of bringing Syrian Muslim refugees to America. And why did he spend a disproportionate amount of time defending Muslims and warning us against anti-radical Muslim actions when there is no evidence of any outbreak of increased violence against American Muslims? In fact, the clear majority of hate crimes in America are against Jews — at four times the rate compared to Muslims. President Obama’s speech last night offered virtually nothing to comfort the American people’s well-warranted fears about the radical Islamist threat to our country. The president’s speech also included serious distractions from the real issues. Moreover, many of the steps the president listed to combat ISIS are not being implemented as stated, are ineffective, unrealistic, and/or counterproductive.
Why is Pres. Obama refusing to use all of our resources to destroy the greatest scourge facing the world and America, namely radical Islamist Jihadist terrorism? Why won’t he state that we are at war with radical Islam, as President [Francoise] Hollande of France and others did? Obama’s speech brings to mind his refusal to attend the anti-radical Muslim rally in Paris, his ordering the deletion of the term “radical Islam” in our military documents, his releasing radical Islamic terrorists from Guantanamo, and his invitations to Muslim Brotherhood to meet at the White House. It reminds one of his attendance for 20 years at Rev. Wright’s anti-America, anti-Israel church, his claiming that Hezbollah and Hamas have legitimate claims, and telling Jewish leaders that Abbas is sincere about peace, but Jewish and Israeli leaders should search their souls to see if they are serious about peace, and his opposing sanctions on Iran every time they were introduced, and on and on. Is the president’s attitude toward radical Islam an appropriate attitude?
Klein’s key criticisms of the speech were that it appeared to show Obama:
http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/12/08/us-jewish-leader-obamas-oval-office-speech-frightening-disgrace/


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WATCHDOG: PALESTINIAN CAMPAIGN TO PROSECUTE ISRAEL FOR 'CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY' FUNDED BY EUROPE
Ruthie Blum, November 26, 2015 - The International Criminal Court. This week, four Palestinian NGOs submitted a document claiming Israeli ‘war crimes and crimes against humanity.’ Photo: Facebook.
European funding is behind four Palestinian NGOs that submitted a document to the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week, purporting evidence of Israeli “war crimes” perpetrated during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, according to a report released by the watchdog organization NGO Monitor on Wednesday.
According to the report, the Palestinian groups in question — Al-Haq, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Aldameer and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights – “are all leaders in anti-Israel activities, (including boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns), and this submission is part of the ongoing ‘lawfare’ campaign exploiting international institutions in general and the ICC in particular for anti-Israel campaigns. This tactic was adopted at the NGO Forum of the 2001 Durban Conference, and is an integral part of the Durban Strategy which seeks to demonize and delegitimize Israel.”
The report says that the aim of the “lawfare campaigns” is to “erase the context of Palestinian terrorism targeting Israeli civilians, and to obstruct Israeli attempts at defending against it.”
http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/11/26/watchdog-palestinian-campaign-to-prosecute-israel-for-crimes-against-humanity-
funded-by-europe/

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HANUKKAH HOLDS HIDDEN SECRETS TO END-TIME PROPHECY
December 5, 2015 - Leo Hohmann - Posted with permission from WND - Most Christians think of Hanukkah as "that nice little Jewish holiday," but they miss the deeper meaning, says best-selling author and Messianic Jewish Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.
They picture Jewish families spinning dreidels, lighting menorahs and eating fried potato pancakes. But there's more to this eight-day holiday, which begins at sundown Sunday.
"It actually holds a big, prophetic end-time revelation," Cahn said. "It's a heavy holiday."
And it keeps getting heavier as time progressives and biblical prophecies about the end times inch closer to being fulfilled.
"If anything, over the course of the last year, America and much of the West has moved closer to the scenario foreshadowed in the days of the Maccabees" and the Hanukkah end-time events, said Cahn.
He believes Hanukkah presents a preview of the end times events, the spirit that will envelop the world, and the strategies for Christian endurance more than any other biblical holiday.
"It foreshadows the Antichrist, the abomination that causes desolation, the calling of evil good and good evil, the removing of God from the public square, the banning of God's Word, sexual immorality, and the persecution of God's people," he told WND. "It also reveals the strategy that end-time believers need to know that might overcome all these things.
"We are fast approaching a day when believers can be thrown in jail and the majority of Americans applaud it," he continued. "It is all the more crucial that we be prepared, vigilant, wise, and prepared that we might live victoriously for such a time as this."
Jesus celebrated Hanukkah as described in John 10:22-23, when He "walked in the temple in Solomon's porch" during the "Feast of Dedication."
A revolutionary act
The word Hanukkah means "dedication" and revolves around a historic and improbable revolution, Cahn explains in his documentary film, "The Hanukkah End-Time Mystery."
Hanukkah_endtimesThe holiday celebrates the story of the Maccabean revolt against Greek oppression in the period between the Old and New Testaments.
This revolt was predicted by Daniel more than 300 years before it occurred, and the miraculous success of that revolution was still being celebrated during the time of Jesus' earthly ministry. If it had not been successful, the Jewish religion and culture would have been wiped out, and the Messiah could not have been born into a devout Jewish family as predicted by the Old Testament prophets. http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2015/December07/071.html

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THE COLLAPSE OF THE PA MAY ALREADY BE HERE
It’s a short path from a single member of the security forces carrying out an attack, as occured Thursday, to all-out chaos in which Israel is forced to recapture West Bank cities
December 6, 2015 - By Avi Issacharoff - United States Secretary of State John Kerry’s scenario outlining a potential collapse of the Palestinian Authority, laid out Saturday at the Saban Forum in Washington, DC, sounds more than realistic.
For a change, the US administration, an expert at making fatal mistakes in the Middle East, seems to read the state of Palestinian affairs correctly, though the secretary errs in using the word “collapse.”
Instead, it should be substituted with the term “disintegration,” which in some ways has already begun.
The shooting attack on Thursday, in which Preventive Security Services member Mazen Aribe opened fire on Israel Defense Forces soldiers near the Hizme checkpoint, marks a crossroads.
Aribe was killed by fire from soldiers at the scene. The Palestinian Authority, instead of condemning or at least not supporting the action, sent head Palestine Liberation Organization negotiator Saeb Erekat and the mayor of Jericho to visit the home of the attacker’s family.
Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), speaks during an interview with AFP at his office in Ramallah on November 23, 2015. The implicit message was that the PA and PLO support such actions. Has the PA come to a point where it has decided not to oppose homegrown attacks?
For the time being, the Palestinian security services are maintaining relatively high discipline and continuing the exceptional security coordination with Israel. Officials in the office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) speak almost daily with their Palestinian counterparts, and a number of high-level security meetings are being held even in these difficult days. http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-pas-collapse-could-come-sooner-than-expected/

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NETANYAHU ADMITS: ISRAEL IS OPERATING IN SYRIA
December 2, 2015 (Worthy News) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted on Tuesday that Israel operates in Syria. "We're operating in Syria from time to time in order to stop the country from becoming a front against Israel," he said at the Galilee Conference in Acre. "We're operating against another terror front that Iran is trying to build in the Golan, and in order to thwart the transfer of particularly deadly weapons from Syria to Lebanon. We will continue doing this," the prime minister continued. Apart from ambiguous hints or what could be better defined as an unintentional slip, this is the first time an Israeli official - particularly, the prime minister - declares that Israel does indeed hold military operations where Assad forces, different rebel groups, Hezbollah and Iran are all fighting. [ Source ] www.WorthyNews.com

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MICHAEL REAGAN REPORTS: HILLARY REVEALS WHY SHE WON'T USE TERM 'RADICAL ISLAM'
December 6, 2015 - Using the term "radical Islam," Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said Sunday, sounds like the United States is going after an entire religion, ignoring the vast majority of peaceful Muslims. Also, she said, it helps create the notion of a "class of civilizations" that actually aids Islamic State (ISIS) recruiting.
Continued: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hillary-clinton-fight-isis-not-islam/2015/12/06/id/704726/?dkt_nbr=bol8w97g


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HEAD OF REPUBLICANS IN ISRAEL: TRUMP CAN'T BE, WON'T BE PRESIDENT
Voters understand that to lead the United States you need to be more than a salesman, says Marc Zell; later, colleagues say Zell was ‘speaking in a personal capacity’
December 3, 2015 - By Times of Israel staff - Donald Trump should not and will not be the president of the United States, the head of the Republican Party in Israel said Thursday. Speaking on Army Radio, Marc Zell said that American voters would be sure to recognize that the prominent Republican candidate does not have the necessary qualities to lead his country. “The voters understand that to lead the United States, you need a person who knows more than how to sell products, with all due respect to Donald Trump, and everything he has achieved in his career,” Zell said.
“In my opinion, he cannot be president of the United States.”
The Board of Directors of Republicans Overseas Israel (ROI) said subsequently that Zell was “speaking strictly of his personal opinions and in his personal capacity.” In an email to The Times of Israel, ROI said “those personal opinions do not reflect the posture of ROI regarding this election,” and that “ROI does not take any position either favoring or opposing any of the distinguished Republican candidates until there is a nominee. We will let the primary process play out, and we fully expect then to endorse whichever Republican emerges victorious — including Mr. Trump — as being a far superior choice to any of the Democratic candidates.”
Zell spoke a day after Trump said he would be visiting Israel and meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the near future. Trump didn’t specify dates, but said he was planning to make the trip “very soon,” The New York Times reported. http://www.timesofisrael.com/head-of-republicans-in-israel-trump-cant-wont-be-president/

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TRUMP SAYS PEACE DEPENDS ON ISRAEL, BUT IT'S OK IF IT WON'T MAKE A DEAL
Short on specifics, Republican front-runner says Israeli-Palestinian peace ‘toughest deal to make,’ says he’ll know within six months in office if it’s possible
December 3, 2015 - By Julie Pace, Jill Colvin and Steve Peoples - TERLING, Virginia (AP) — Donald Trump says that if he’s elected president, he’ll know within six months whether he can achieve an elusive peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians, one of the world’s most vexing challenges. But the Republican presidential candidate says he has doubts about each side’s commitment to the peace process.
“I have a real question as to whether or not both sides want to make it,” Trump said in an interview with The Associated Press. The Republican presidential front-runner said his concerns are greater regarding “one side in particular.” While Trump wouldn’t say whether he was referring to the Israelis or the Palestinians, he said the chances for a lasting peace rest with Israel.
“A lot will have to do with Israel and whether or not Israel wants to make the deal — whether or not Israel’s willing to sacrifice certain things,” Trump said. “They may not be, and I understand that, and I’m OK with that. But then you’re just not going to have a deal.”
“If I win, I’ll let you know six months from the time I take office,” he added.
Trump was short on specifics about how he would tackle trying to broker peace in the Middle East, or even whether he supports the longstanding US government goal of a two-state solution — saying he didn’t want to show any bias in favor of one side or the other in case he does become president.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-says-peace-depends-on-israel-but-its-ok-if-it-wont-make-a-deal

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ISRAEL COULD EASILY DESTROY JERUSALEM'S FLASHPOINT AL-AQSA MOSQUE, BUT EMPHATICALLY DOES NOT WANT TO, PRIME MINISTER BENYAMIN NETANYAHU SAID
In remarks to Likud colleagues, Netanyahu said Israel could rid the Temple Mount of the mosque with little effort, but that to do so would contradict everything that Israel represents.
If Israel “wanted to destroy Al-Aqsa, it would not require a great effort… but it goes against everything we stand for,” the prime minister told his party’s Knesset faction on Wednesday, in a recording played by Army Radio on Thursday afternoon.
The mosque atop the Temple Mount - which is the holiest place in Judaism as the site of the two biblical temples - has been at the heart of a wave of Palestinian terrorism and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in recent months. Palestinian leaders and media have alleged that Israel intends to change the decades-long arrangements under which Jews are allowed to visit but barred from praying on the Mount - something Netanyahu has repeatedly insisted is not the case.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-we-could-easily-destroy-al-aqsa-but-we-dont-want-to

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CAMERON TO SPEND BILLIONS BOMBING AND THE "RECONSTRUCTING" SYRIA, SO THESE RICH PEOPLE GET RICHER
December 05, 2015 - By Carlyn Harvey - Global Research - In-depth Report: IRAQ REPORT, SYRIA: NATO'S NEXT WAR?
David Cameron has announced that at least one billion pounds from UK taxpayers will go to fund the ‘reconstruction’ of Syria after it has been pummeled by British bombs. The lunacy of pledging to rob the public purse to repair the damage Cameron is so hell-bent on creating is breathtaking. That is until you examine who the plan makes sense for: Cameron’s much loved British companies. On 26 November, Cameron made a statement on his proposals for bombing Syria to the House of Commons. In his statement he addressed the following:
The House is rightly also asking more questions about whether there will be a proper post conflict reconstruction effort to support a new Syrian government when it emerges, and Britain’s answer to that qusetion is absolutely yes. I can tell the House that Britain will be prepared to contribute at least another billion pounds for this task.
This is, of course, a direct insult to the British population, who have been forced to endure a crippling amount of cuts to public services in the name of ‘essential’ austerity. However, it is glaringly obvious by now that the Tory party’s austerity program is nothing more than an ideological instrument to re-order society.
Part of this ideology resides in bringing about a British business boom, and Cameron is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that happens. It is why corporation tax has been consistently lowered by his government – leading to companies loving these little isles as they pay next to nothing to trade here.
It’s also why Cameron sees opportunity in the tragedy of Syria. For all his fire and brimstone talk of destroying jihadi “monsters”, he is counting on benefits for the British contractors carrying out the extensive work necessary to rebuild Syria after RAF bombers, and those of numerous other countries, have decimated it.
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