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HALF-JEWISH, HALF-SAUDI WOMAN SUING FOR 9/11 STRIP SEARCH
By: Malkah Fleisher - Published: January 24th, 2013 - Shoshana Hebshi, a half-Jewish, half-Arab woman from Ohio is suing Frontier Airlines, the FBI, TSA and other governmental agencies after she says she was forced off a flight, strip-searched, and imprisoned on the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. On September 11, 2011, 36-year-old Hebshi – whose mother is Jewish and father is Saudi – says a security official aimed a gun at her and forced her to disembark a flight from Denver to Detroit after two South-Asian men seated next to her made repeated trips to the bathroom during the flight, raising suspicion amongst fellow travelers. Hebshi said she was ordered to put her dead down and arms out, and was removed by officials in handcuffs, being taken to a “dirty cell” at Detroit Metro Airport where she was held for over four hours, including a strip search during which she was made to stand spread eagle and cough. The two other men – who did not know each other – were ultimately released after undergoing similar circumstances.
Continued: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/half-jewish-half-saudi-woman-suing-for-911-strip-search/2013/01/24/



RUSSIA TO ISRAEL: DON'T BOMB IRANIAN NUKES
By: Malkah Fleisher - Published: January 23rd, 2013 print tell a friendRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Israel and western countries not to attempt to stop Iran’s nuclear program through military means.“Attempts to prepare and implement strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities and on its infrastructure as a whole are a very, very dangerous idea. We hope these ideas will not come to fruition,” Lavrov said at his annual news conference, according to a report by Reuters.He also said he believes Iran would be open to negotiating to allow international inspectors to visit its nuclear facilities. Continued: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/russia-to-israel-dont-bomb-iranian-nukes
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KEY IRANIAN NUCLEAR FACILITY HIT?
Source: Explosion destroys much of underground installation
Published: 22 hours ago Today: 1.25.2013 by Reza Kahlili - An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime.
The previously secret nuclear site has become a center for Iran’s nuclear activity because of the 2,700 centrifuges enriching uranium to the 20-percent level. A further enrichment to weapons grade would take only weeks, experts say.
The level of enrichment has been a major concern to Israeli officials, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly has warned about the 20-percent enriched stockpile.
The explosion occurred Monday, the day before Israeli elections weakened Netanyahu’s political control.
Iran, to avoid alarm, had converted part of the stockpile to fuel plates for use in the Tehran Research Reactor. However, days after the recent failed talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iranian officials announced the enrichment process will not stop even “for a moment.”
The regime’s uranium enrichment process takes place at two known sites: the Natanz facility with more than 10,000 centrifuges and Fordow with more than 2,700. The regime currently has enough low-grade (3.5 percent) uranium stockpiled for six nuclear bombs if further enriched.
Get the inside story in Reza Kahlili’s “A Time To Betray” and learn how the Islamic regime “bought the bomb” in “Atomic Iran.
However, more time is needed for conversion of the low-grade uranium than what would be needed for a stockpile at 20 percent. It takes 225 kilograms of enriched uranium at the 20-percent level to further enrich to the 90-percent level for one nuclear bomb. Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/sabotage-key-iranian-nuclear-facility-
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8 DEADLY AGENTS 'TO BRING U.S. TO ITS KNEES'
Millions of lives at stake as Iran develops biological arsenal
Published: 01/01/2013 at 7:30 PM by Reza Kahlili - Iranian scientists, working under orders from the radicals running the Islamic regime, have genetically altered microbial agents in a nightmarish scheme to bring the West to its knees.
According to a source in the Revolutionary Guards intelligence unit with knowledge of Iran’s microbial research and development, the scientists, with Russian and North Korean help, currently possess eight extremely dangerous microbial agents that, if unleashed, could kill millions of people.
As reported exclusively on WND on Dec. 16, the source revealed the existence of a plant in Marzanabad, Iran, where 12 Russian and 28 Iranian scientists are working on microbial agents for bombs. At that time, the source disclosed that Iran was working on 18 agents, with four completed. He has now provided information that with work at two other plants, Iran has created a total of eight microbial agents, with research on insects to be used as the vector to infect the societies of its enemies.
The eight agents are anthrax, encephalitis (the blueprint of this virus, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis, was provided by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in an agreement two years ago with the Islamic regime), yellow grain (developed with the help of North Korea), SARS, Ebola, cholera, smallpox and plague.
Iran, with North Korea’s help, has genetically altered the smallpox virus that makes current vaccinations useless against it. And research at two facilities that act as drug companies but are fronts for the deadly research shows insects can be used as the vector to carry plague, infamous as the “Black Death,” according to the source.
The outbreak of plague in the Middle Ages killed one-third of Europe’s population, and it resurfaced in the 19th century in Asia, killing millions in China and India. Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/8-deadly-
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WHERE DOES A 'MODERATE' VICTORY IN ISRAEL LEAVE THE PEACE PROCESS
The US remains the key to reopening the issue of Israeli-Palestine talks.
By Sharon Weinblum January 26, 2013 08:30 - GlobalPost Blogs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For those who were relieved by the “unsuccessful victory” of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s list in the Israeli elections and interpreted it as the disavowal of the ultra-nationalist and isolationist line, a second thought might be necessary.
It is correct that Netanyahu’s party, Likud-Beiteinu, lost 11 seats. It is true, as well that despite Kadima falling apart, the “center-left” has four more seats than in 2009, with 19 seats for Yair Lapid’s brand new party, now the second party in the Knesset and probable future partner in the government.
Yet, as encouraging as this may be, the choice for change signaled by Israeli electors should not be read as a rejection of Netanyahu’s hard line, let alone as a call for a “moderate” stance toward the Palestinians.
In the exceptionally complicated Israeli party system, where new parties pop up at every election, the triumph of Lapid, a charismatic former journalist and defender of the “center,” has less to do with the prospect of a peace agreement than with the promise of improving the socio-economic lot of the young, urban middle class.
Housing costs, “sharing of the burden” (integrating the ultra-orthodox in the military service and in the job market), and political reforms were in fact the real questions at stake in these elections, long before any debates on peace.
Continued: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/how-does-moderate-
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IRAN
Ali Mohammadi - Bloomberg News Updated: Jan. 9, 2013 - Iran, the largest Shiite country, has been a theocracy since the ouster of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in the Islamic Revolution of 1979. It has been at odds with the United States and the West for much of that time.
Over the last few years, the United States has criticized Iran for its suppression of the pro-democracy Green movement in 2009 when a disputed presidential vote set off a bloody crackdown against street protesters; its support for militant groups like Hamas and Hezbollah; and, most significantly, for its nuclear program, which the West believes is meant to develop weapons.
Over the past year, there have been many rounds of nuclear talks with Iran — most recently in Moscow in June 2012 — but they have stalled, though it is unclear whether this was a tactical move by Iran or a collapse of the latest diplomatic effort.
Halting Iran’s nuclear progress has been an urgent issue for Israel, prompting worry that it might mount a military strike against Iran — adding to the enmity between the two countries. In July 2012, tensions escalated further, when a suicide bomber attacked a tour bus carrying Israeli vacationers outside an airport in the Bulgarian city of Burgas. Five Israelis and the Bulgarian driver of the bus were killed along with the bomber, and dozens more were injured. Israel quickly blamed Hezbollah, the Iran-backed militia in Lebanon, and promised a firm response. Continued:
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/iran/index.html

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HOLOCAUST FILM COVERTLY BEAMED INTO IRAN BY WIESENTHAL CENTER
By Lisa Daftari - Published January 26, 2013 - FoxNews.com - Hardline clerics in Iran who deny the Holocaust had their chance Friday night to tune in and confront their ignorance of history.
On Friday, an opposition Iranian satellite channel based in London aired “Genocide,” an Academy Award-winning 1980 documentary on the Holocaust produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The sobering film, aired with subtitles in Farsi, was shown in order to combat the Iranian regime’s frequent denial of one of history’s most tragic events.
The Wiesenthal Center, a global Jewish human rights organization which also is home to the Museum of Tolerance, Holocaust museums in Los Angeles, Jerusalem and New York, coordinated the showing to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27. Continued: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/26/holocaust-film-
covertly-beamed-into-iran-by-wiesenthal-center/?intcmp=trending

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TOP JEWISH LEADERS MEET WITH HAGEL
Top Jewish leaders met with controversial defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, in what seems to be an effort to placate Jewish concerns.
By Rachel Hirshfeld - First Publish: 1/22/2013, 2:55 PM
President Obama and Chuck Hagel
ReutersTop Jewish organizational leaders met with President Obama’s controversial defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, and Vice President Joe Biden, in what seems to be an effort to placate widespread Jewish concerns regarding the nominee’s worrisome record regarding Israel and Iran. The hour-long session on January 18 in Washington was "an important opportunity for a serious and thorough discussion of key issues of importance to all of us," said leaders of the Jewish groups, which included the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Anti Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee and the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.
"Senator Hagel...discussed his commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship, including his determination to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, to maintaining Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge, and to sustaining the Obama Administration’s unprecedented security cooperation with Israel," said an official who spoke on condition of anonymity, according to Politico. Continued: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/164447

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400 CHRISTIAN LEADERS TO LOBBY AGAINST HAGEL NOMINATION
Pro-Israel lobby wants Republicans to know Hagel is "a key issue for the base," Democrats to think twice.
By Gil Ronen First Publish: 1/24/2013, 10:49 PM
At least 400 Christian leaders will travel to Capitol Hill next week to lobby senators against the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, pro-Israel group Christians United for Israel (CUFI) announced Wednesday.
The delegation has nearly doubled in size since the emergency lobbying call, CUFI officials said, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
“The response to our call to attend this emergency summit has been overwhelming,” CUFI executive director David Brog told the Free Beacon. “We initially hoped that we could get 200 Christian leaders to fly in last minute. But we’ve already registered 400 leaders, and the calls are still coming in.”
The group will reportedly meet with representatives of all 100 Senate offices to express opposition to Hagel’s nomination, which CUFI says would endanger the national security of the United States and Israel.
“This will be very impactful for Republicans and Democrats from states with large evangelical populations like Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Louisiana,” said one GOP Senate aide. “Republicans will know the Hagel issue is a key issue for the base while Democrats in Republican-leaning states may think twice before walking the plank for a nominee they never wanted " Continued: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/164554

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IRAN OFFICIAL ATTACK ON SYRIA IS ATTACK ON US
Published: January 26, 2013 Updated 11 hours ago
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI — Associated Press - TEHRAN, Iran — Iran considers any attack against Syria an attack on itself, an advisor to the Islamic Republic's supreme leader was quoted as saying Saturday, the strongest warning to date by a top Iranian official that Tehran will use any available means to keep the regime of President Bashar Assad in power.Ali Akbar Velayati, an aide to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Syria plays a major role in the "resistance front" of anti-Israel states and militant groups."Syria plays a very key role in supporting, or God forbid destabilizing, the resistance front. For this same reason, attack on Syria is considered attack on Iran and Iran's allies," Velayati was quoted by the semiofficial Mehr news agency as saying.The comments reflect Iran's commitment to prevent the possible collapse of Assad, who is fighting a bloody war with rebels. More than 60,000 people have been killed since the conflict began in March 2011, according to the U.N.Velayati, Iran's former foreign minister, said the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas would had been defeated in wars with Israel without Syrian support."If Syria didn't provide logistical support to Hezbollah, Hezbollah and Hamas would have not achieved victory in the 33-day and 22-day wars (respectively)," he said.He was referring to the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War and Gaza War during the winter of 2008-2009. Both militant groups claimed victory although Israel has disputed this.
Continued: http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/01/26/4570960/iran-official-attack-on-syria.html#storylink=cpy

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A VIEW FROM THE HILLS: MAINSTREAMING ANNEXATION (JUDEA AND SAMARIA)
By Josh Hasten - Jan 16, 2013 - 12:25:18 AM
While just several years ago annexing Judea and Samaria seemed liked an implausible, unrealistic, or even taboo suggestion, today the concept of establishing Jewish sovereignty over all of the land from the River to the Sea has grown into an entire movement.
In 2011, Women in Green, a grassroots organization dedicated to safeguarding the Land of Israel for the Jewish people, hosted a conference to discuss applying full Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. The inaugural event was held in a small banquet hall in Hebron, adjacent to the Cave of the Patriarchs.
A few busloads of attendees, apparently mostly retirees, arrived for the conference from Jerusalem, Gush Etzion, Samaria and several other places throughout the country. In total there were just over 200 participants in attendance to hear various MKs and academics discuss what seemed at the time a far-fetched delusion at best.
However, on January 1 of this year, the third annual Women in Green conference on the "Application of Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria," drew over 1,000 diverse attendees, from college students, journalists and bloggers to veteran activists and pensioners, and was held in a jam-packed, standing room-only Jerusalem hall, featuring some of most influential government leaders and policy makers in Israel today. Continued:
http://www.magic-city-news.com/International_45/A_View_From_The_Hills_Mainstreaming_annexation16584.shtml

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ISRAEL CAUGHT REDHANDED IN PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN
It may be good to have power based on weapons. It is better and longer lasting, however, to win and hold the heart of a nation.—Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda
January 28, 2013, was one of these days in which I read the Hebrew media and found myself unable to believe what I saw. Not because the items were shocking or the pictures disgusting, but because the items looked fabricated. Invariably, before quoting Israeli sources I try to validate the data with more reliable sources. The first item that called my attention—it had been impossible to ignore after popping out as Breaking News in the Haaretz Hebrew website while I was reading it—was that Iran had launched a monkey to space. The Hebrew newspaper reported that the achievement was performed with the help of a Kavoshgar 5 rocket which had reached the altitude of 120km; it also claimed that the payload had returned safely to earth, though it didn't explain how. The article quoted Reuters and Fars news agencies. I was unlikely to use such an item, yet, it looked so unusual, and there was something so wrong in its phrasing that I decided to open both source sites. The result was so shocking that in order to be sure, I opened another international news outlet, but also the BBC reported nothing on this achievement. The Iranians are unlikely to keep such a groundbreaking event secret; thus it is safe to assume that I was watching at an obvious piece of Hebrew disinformation, performed for unclear reasons. Below are snapshots of the relevant pages, taken roughly at the same time; the Hebrew one shows the date stamp of the Breaking News event, 13:52 January 28, 2013, (Jerusalem Time) and gives credit to Reuters. Note that items regarding Iran's rocket program appear in the non-Hebrew sources, though they are not related to what Haaretz reported. Continued: http://www.roitov.com/articles/taamula.htm

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ISRAEL REACH HISTORIC AGREEMENT WITH VATICAN, SEATING THEM AT LAST SUPPER SITE
Phillip Pasmanick | January 30, 2013
"The Pope will finally have official seat in the Last Supper room on Mount Zion, Jerusalem
Outgoing Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon: This is a historic achievement and a symbol that will encourage Christian tourism."
By Shlomo Cesana
A historical agreement has been signed between Israel and the Vatican, ending a 20 year dispute. Israel has granted the pope an official seat in the room where the Last Supper is believed to have taken place, on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. Israel did not give up its control over the room, as the Vatican had demanded, but Israel did decide to allow Vatican representatives a special modicum of control over the site.
An additional caveat of the agreement is a tax exemption that Israel will grant to all of the Vatican’s institutions in Israel.
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and Monsignor Ettore Balestrero, Undersecretary of the Holy See for the Relations with States, sealed the deal on Tuesday. It will be signed in June at the Vatican.
On Tuesday, Ayalon said that this is a historic achievement and a symbol that will encourage tourism.
View original Israel Hayom publication at: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=7230

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SETTLERS GIVE FALSE TRESTIMONY TO SUPREME COURT
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.—Exodus 20:16
The Cross of Bethlehem - Mocking the false testimony topic of this article, the Hebrew and English headlines of Haaretz on January 7, 2013, did not match. The English headline was "Leading Israeli rabbi blasts anti-abortion group Efrat for 'irresponsible' slogans;" serious reports claim that most readers fell asleep immediately after reading it. In contrast, the semi-secret Hebrew headline read, "Gush Etzion Council gave false testimony to the Supreme Court* to avoid evacuation of outpost." Israel's version of the Chinese Great Wall is called "Hebrew Language."
The news was related to an outpost** named Sde Boaz, near Neve Daniel in Gush Etzion, not far from Bethlehem (see map below). The name means "Boaz Field," ironically referring to the Book of Ruth, in which Moabite Ruth is accepted by the people of Israel ("Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God" Ruth 1:16). The outpost was founded in 2002, when settler Hananel Shear-Yashuv placed a shipping container atop a hill and declared the area as belonging to him. Unexpectedly, Israeli law forbids such behavior; since then the issue is in the Courts. Continued: http://www.roitov.com/articles/supremecrimes.htm

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LIKUD LEADER: ISRAELI COURTS CORRUPTED
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged—Matthew 7:2
The Cross of Bethlehem - "There are judges in Jerusalem"
The title above quotes Prime Minister Menachem Begin's most famous words; he said them in 1978, after the Supreme Court* accepted the State's position on the expropriation of land for the Beit El settlement. Begin was a lawyer, it is safe to assume that the Justices too had at least some legal training. Yet, they ignored the fact that Israel is a Geneva Conventions' signatory country. The Fourth Geneva Convention prohibits the transfer of an occupying power’s civilian population into occupied territory; thus the Israeli settlements in the West bank clearly violate it.** Israel disputes that the Fourth Geneva Convention applies to the Palestinian territories, claiming that they had not been legally held by a sovereign prior to Israel taking control of them. Israel's interpretation has been rejected by the International Court of Justice and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
"For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged Evil and the Justice of God"
Begin's words were the first official acknowledgment by an Israeli Prime Minister that Israeli courts are politically motivated, actively serving the government that pays the Justices' salaries. A few days ago, it was published that settlers gave false testimony to the Supreme Court. The latter accepted an obvious lie as truth, but changed its decision after it was caught red-handed by the lawyers defending the Palestinian owners of the land. Luckily, one doesn't need to trust that writer on this issue. On the same day, January 7, 2013, former candidate to lead Likud, Moshe Feiglin, spoke in the 10th Jerusalem Encounter of B'Sheva, the settler main newspaper; it was later reported by Channel 7 and other Hebrew media. He said, "The people lost trust in the corrupt courts." This was just the beginning of a truly sincere speech. Continued: http://www.roitov.com/articles/shoftim.htm

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E1 BOOMERAN, PALESTINIAN FIRST SETTLEMENT
"Breach, for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth" Leviticus 24:20
When Netanyahu understood his mistake it was too late. He painfully watched how the boomerang that he had thrown at the State of Palestine was making a slow, smooth turn in the Jerusalemite cold air. On January 11, 2013, the boomerang hit Netanyahu, his government, and his people.
Following the UN decision to accept Palestine as an observer state on November 29, 2012, Netanyahu made several belligerent answers. One of them was to bisect the West Bank in an attempt to transform Palestine into a non-viable state. This was to be achieved by constructing 3,000 new buildings in a zone known as E1, located between Jerusalem and Ma'aleh Adumim (see map below). The article E1: Trashing Evil contains a detailed description of Netanyahu's mistake. The problem was that Benjamin Netanyahu took the decision without having visited the site. In the cold winters of Judæa, he favors his cozy office over the windy hills surrounding the city. That was a shame. After Netanyahu's rushed declaration, Jerusalem's mayor, Nir Barkat, rushed to the phone and told Netanyahu that Israel had placed a substantial waste dump in E1. The trash is blocking Israel's plan to bisect the West Bank; forcing a delay. Before the area can be built, the waste must be removed; the Israeli plan has been delayed. Continued:
http://www.roitov.com/articles/e1.htm

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SSCOOP! ISRAELI PM BENJAMIN "BIBI" NETANYAHU'S LETTER TO HAMAS LEADER KHALED MESHAL
Alan Hart - alanhart.net - Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:12 CSTHey readers, I've got a scoop. It's the text of a letter - don't ask me how I got it - from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Hamas leader Meshal.
It was hand delivered in Gaza by one of Israel's many Palestinian collaborators who lives there.
Like most if not all others of his kind, the poor man didn't volunteer to spy for Israel. He was "recruited" after being told that his wife would be raped if he didn't provide information for Israel.
Many years ago, as I noted in my book Arafat, Terrorist or Peacemaker?, Abu Iyad, Fatah's intelligence chief, told me that most Palestinians who became Israeli assets did so because they were told that their mothers, or their wives, or their daughters or their sisters would be raped if they didn't do what Israel's security agencies wanted. "It's Israel's standard procedure," Abu Iyad said. (During Israel's ground and air assault on Beirut in 1982, a Palestinian woman came to Abu Iyad and confessed that she was an Israeli agent, one of 30 who were reporting on Arafat's movements to enable Israeli jets to zero in and bomb him to pieces. Abu Iyad had the other 29 rounded up and shot. He didn't tell Arafat until they were dead because he knew the chairman would have insisted on mercy and forgiven them).
The envelope containing Netanyahu's letter was addressed to "His Excellency, Khaled Meshal." The letter itself was to "The Palestinian Terrorist Leader." Continued:
http://www.sott.net/article/254559-Scoop-Israeli-PM-Benjamin-Bibi-Netanyahus-letter-to-Hamas-leader-Khaled-Meshal

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ISRAEL SHOULD RETURN TO EGYPT??!!
The Muslim Brotherhood official, who also serves as the Freedom and Justice Party's deputy chairman, explained on his Facebook account that Jews must return to Egypt in order to make room for Palestinian refugees! "Palestine houses people who conquered it and those occupiers have previous homelands," he wrote. He added that Israel is destined to collapse. "There will be no such thing as Israel, instead there will be Palestine which will be home to Jews, Muslims and Druze and all of the people who were there from the start. "Those who want to stay will stay as Palestinian citizens. Those who conquered Palestine will have to go back to their countries." Egypt's presidential palace is trying to distance itself from al-Aryan's statements. A palace source told al-Sharq al-Awsat that al-Aryan does not represent the presidency's stance and is not an official presidential spokesman.
On Thursday, al-Aryan said that the return of Egyptian Jews to Israel will enable Palestinians to return to their homeland. "Every Egyptian has a right to return especially if he is making room for a Palestinian. I want to enable the Palestinians to return to their land," he said. "I call upon the Jews, Egypt is worthier of you than Israel." The statements set off a firestorm of controversy and prompted criticism by parties across Egypt's political spectrum. Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson Mahmoud Ghozlan said the statements do not represent the movement's stance. "Egyptian Jews are criminals who must be punished for what they did to Egypt and the Palestinians," he said.
In his interview with al-Sharq al-Awsat, al-Aryan also commented on a clause in the new constitution allowing Christians and Jews freedom of religion. "We have a Jewish minority and when the Palestinian issue is resolved they will have the option of returning to Egypt or going to other places." YNET NEWS / Hollis Caravetta E-mail: Holliscar@aol.com

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SYRIA BEGAN PREPARING 500-LBS BOMBS FILLED WITH CHEMICAL WEAPONS
JOEL C. ROSENBERG - [Comprehensive blog]: http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2013/1/
In my forthcoming political thriller, Damascus Countdown, I try to envision a scenario in which the regime in Syria concludes it is in its best interests to use weapons of mass destruction and thus poses an existential threat to the State of Israel. In the novel, I focus primarily on nuclear weapons. In reality - at this particular moment -the concern is chemical weapons. This morning we are learning just how seriously the regime in Damascus is considering using weapons of mass destruction. "In the last days of November, Israel's top military commanders called the Pentagon to discuss troubling intelligence that was showing up on satellite imagery," reports the New York Times. "Syrian troops appeared to be mixing chemicals at two storage sites, probably the deadly nerve gas sarin, and filling dozens of 500-pounds bombs that could be loaded on airplanes." "Within hours President Obama was notified, and the alarm grew over the weekend, as the munitions were loaded onto vehicles near Syrian air bases," the Times notes. "In briefings, administration officials were told that if Syria's increasingly desperate president, Bashar al-Assad, ordered the weapons to be used, they could be airborne in less than two hours - too fast for the United States to act, in all likelihood.
What followed next, officials said, was a remarkable show of international cooperation over a civil war in which the United States, Arab states, Russia and China have almost never agreed on a common course of action....But concern remains that Mr. Assad could now use the weapons produced that week at any moment. American and European officials say that while a crisis was averted in that week from late November to early December, they are by no means resting easy.'"
Also: "Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was reported to have traveled to Jordan in recent weeks, and the Israeli news media have said the topic of discussion was how to deal with Syrian weapons if it appeared that they could be transferred to Lebanon, where Hezbollah could lob them over the border to Israel. But the plans, to the extent they exist, remain secret." Hollis Caravetta E-mail: Holliscar@aol.com

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“INTERNATIONAL ANTI-SEMITES" IS A NAME FOR BIGOTS
by Steven Shamrak
Sometimes I am criticised for using the description “International anti-Semites” too often. I do substitute it by the words “bigots” or “idiots” from time to time. I shall continue to call things by their true names. Regardless of the terminology, there are many facts pertaining to unfair, genocidal and prejudicial treatment of Jews even during recent history that support my use of the term “International anti-Semites”:
1. In July 1922, the League of Nations entrusted Great Britain with the Palestine Mandate, recognising "the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine". Great Britain was called upon to facilitate the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine - Eretz Israel (Land of Israel). Three months later, in order to obtain full control over the Suez Canal, Great Britain made a deal with the Hashemite Kingdom, Egypt and France. Trans-Jordan (77% of the Mandate) was given to the king's brother in exchange for the Sinai, which was given to Egypt. Golan Heights (5% of the Palestinian Mandate) was ceded to the French controlled Syrian Mandate.
2. Before WWII, knowing the genocidal intention of Nazi Germany toward Jews, “International anti-Semites” signed an agreement restricting Jewish immigration from Europe.
3. Nazis were facilitators of the Holocaust, but they would not have been successful if not for the participation of local Poles, French, Lithuanians, Ukrainians and others. In Denmark, Bulgaria and even fascist Italy, where the local population and governments did not co-operate with Nazi occupiers, many Jews survived!
4. Nazis were facilitators of the Holocaust, but they would not be successful if not for enthusiastic and joyful participation from local Polacks, French, Litanies, Ukrainians and others. In Denmark, Bulgaria and even fascist Italy, where local population and governments did not co-operate with Nazi occupiers, many Jews survived.
5. On 29 Nov, 1947 the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 181, which divided the remaining 18% of the Jewish Land to six unmanageable triangles with Jerusalem to be controlled by a "special international regime", inviting Arabs to attack and finish what Nazi Europe started!
6. When fully armed armies of seven Arab/Muslim states attacked the newly created, disarmed Jewish state the “International anti-Semites” imposed an arms embargo on the region to prevent Jews from defending their right to exist as a sovereign nation.
7. Since the creation of the UN, over 50% of its resolutions have been related and mainly critical of Israel. Recent appointment of the PA as a non-member state to the UN has opened the door to additional anti-Israel bigotry by the “International anti-Semites” involving ICC.
I have been publishing my editorial letter for over eleven years. Contrary to some opinions, I am not a right-winger or extremist. I base my conclusions on facts be they religious and long-forgotten or recent historical ones. The Zionist dream of Jewish people has nothing to do with right or left of the politics. It is the essential right of the people to freedom of living on their ancestral land, as most nations do!
The facts remain unchanged. The unhealthy international preoccupation with Jews must be exposed and vigorously confronted! http://www.shamrak.com