INTERNATIONAL PULSE

Period: July 2014
 

ISRAEL, THE MIDDLE EAST & ASIA


 
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GAZA WAR SPREADS TO JERUSALEM
Three were killed in two separate acts of violence in West Jerusalem. On August 4, 2014, the Gaza War reached Jerusalem, which had been spared by the rockets until now.
"Strong Cliff: * It sounds like a war, it looks like a war" was the title of a summary of the Gaza War prepared by Haaretz on August 1. Three days afterwards, following a collapsed ceasefire, a brutal Israeli attack on a Palestinian school and what looks like an imminent total war, the war diffused into Jerusalem.
Unwillingness to bomb sacred places has kept Jerusalem relatively safe. No Palestinian rockets were fired in its direction. Israeli provocations, like the burning alive of a Palestinian boy by Jews, caused limited violence in Eastern Jerusalem and the Triangle.+
Even this relative quiet could not last under the daily violence conquering the Holy Land. Two violent events disrupted life in Jerusalem today. Both events seem taken from a Hollywood production. Is Zion planning to finance in such a way the increasing cost of its attacks on Palestine?
"We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall..." full story:
http://www.roitov.com/articles/tzofim.htm

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GAZA CEASE-FIRE TAKES HOLD AS NEGOTIATORS GATHER
CAIRO — Aug 11, 2014, 6:17 PM ET By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press
s a new temporary truce took hold, negotiators from Israel and the Hamas militant group resumed indirect talks Monday to reach a long-term cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
The two sides huddled in an Egyptian government building for nine consecutive hours, a Palestinian official said Monday, in what are expected to be marathon negotiations in the coming days.
The Palestinian delegations were more optimistic Monday, the Palestinian official told The Associated Press, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the negotiations with the media. He said progress was made on several issues.
The 72-hour truce, brokered by Egypt, took effect just after midnight, in the second attempt to halt a month of heavy fighting between the sides.
A similar three-day truce collapsed on Friday when militants resumed rocket fire on Israel after the sides were unable to make any headway in Egyptian-brokered negotiations for a more lasting deal. Hamas is seeking an end to an Israeli-Egyptian border blockade, while Israel wants Hamas to disarm.
The monthlong war, pitting the Israeli military against rocket-firing Hamas militants, has killed more than 1,900 Palestinians, the majority civilians, Palestinian and U.N. officials say. In Israel, 67 people have been killed, all but three of them soldiers, officials there say.
The halt in violence allowed Palestinians in war-battered Gaza to leave homes and shelters.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/cease-fire-holding-gaza-israel-hamas-24923893

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SYRIAN REBEL WANTS A NEW ALLY: ISRAEL
World News - 05.09.14 - To protect the innocent and to defeat the Assad dictatorship, Syrians should work with Israel to create a safe haven.
I spent more than a decade in Syrian prisons and therefore know what kind of regime this is. It is one which believes that torture is a form of dialogue. This was long before the Syrian uprising. Long before my countrymen went to the streets in a peaceful protest calling for freedom. Long before the death toll reached 150,000.
In the past three years, we Syrians have learned a lot about who our friends are and who our enemies are. Russia and Iran provide the backing critical for Bashar Assad to remain in power. Hezbollah filled the ranks of the Syrian army. Islamist radicals were brought in from other parts of the region attempting to take Syria away from the Syrian people who had risen to protest.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/09/syrian-rebel-wants-a-new-ally-israel.html
http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2014/05/syrian-rebels-want-to-ally-with-israel.html

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ISRAEL PREEMPTED A PLANNED HAMAS ATTACK THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SO DEVASTATING THAT ONE COULD CONSIDER IT "ISRAEL'S 9/11"!
Hamas planned to send thousands of armed soldiers through the tunnels at once, to pop out on the Israeli side in full force, dressed in IDF uniforms! Bloodshed and devastation would have been the greatest Israel has ever suffered.
NEWS BRIEF: "Mega-siege attack thwarted", Israel National News, July 25, 2014
"According to reports in Israeli media this week, the IDF has made two discoveries that could be called astonishing if they weren’t so serious. The first is that the IDF has found there to be far more terror tunnels than originally anticipated. The entire terror tunnel underground network is far larger, more complex and of a better construction than it has been made out to be. Some of the tunnels are large enough to move vehicles and surely can accommodate missiles and other large arms. "
"The second discovery has barely been met with attention by the media both outside of Israel. Israelis talk of nothing else ... Plans for an attack so massive that Israel would likely never fully recover—the equivalent of 9/11—were found during the ground operation of Protective Edge. "
"The plan outlines Hamas’ intent to send a swarm of up to 1000’s of terrorists through multiple tunnels, exiting at multiple points. The terrorists would go on a rampage of a siege-attack, killing as many as they possibly could ... Automatic weapons and explosives, rocket launchers… and IDF uniforms. Their victims would initially think that Israeli soldiers are shooting at them. Soldiers wouldn’t know who to shoot at either."
Just before Hamas had planned to initiate this horribly destructive attack, IDF soldiers discovered the plans by searching the vast array of tunnels Hamas had created. God is to be praised for revealing this plan before it could be implemented. God has repeatedly promised in the Old Testament that He would protect Israel in just this manner.
Now can you see the importance of Israel completely demilitarizing the Gaza Strip and removing Hamas from authority?
Pray that Prime Minister Netanyahu will not succumb to political pressures to declare a cease fire until they have completed killed this hateful, venomous pit of snakes!
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15390#.U9I2POJEyJI


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ISRAEL IS SOON GOING TO REQUIRE MILITARY RESUPPLY FROM THE UNITED STATES
Will President Obama prove to be a friend to the Jewish state or will he show his pro-Muslim colors?
NEWS BRIEF: "US Weapons Resupply To Israel - Also to be Grounded?", Israel National News, July 25, 2014
"President Obama is the master of Double-Speak, saying one thing and meaning the exact opposite ... Given Obama’s track record of betrayal of Israel, his hollow recital of 'Israel has the right to defend herself', might actually have a doublespeak meaning as well - that 'Israel has the right to defend herself", but without any American military resupply."
Quite frankly, I had never considered that Israel would depend heavily upon American resupply. Since Henry Kissinger (National Security Adviser to President Nixon) had delayed the Presidential order in the 1973 Yom Kippur War for about 12 hours to initiate a military supply airlift, I believed Israel had changed her policy so that she would never again be in a "life-or-death" position needing military supplies. Kissinger's betrayal of Israel nearly cost the Jewish state her life.
"Israel could now be on collision course with the most anti-Israel president America has ever seen ... "
As it turns out, President Obama has already taken steps to betray Israel!
"Obama ordered his FAA to shut-down Israel’s entire economy by grounding all flights to Ben Gurion Airport. The FAA banned not only passenger planes, but supply planes as well. "
Obama said that Ben Gurion Airport was under threat of missile attacks, a bogus claim since Hamas possesses no surface-to-air rockets capable of taking down aircraft. The Iron Dome defensive system can also be expected to protect Ben Gurion.
"To compound Obama’s betrayal of Israel, Obama declared a donation of $47 million aid to the very Hamas-controlled Gaza from which Hamas was firing rockets. "
Has the White House become an unofficial ally of Hamas?
"In the coming days, Israel will likely need a massive re-supply of military goods of all kinds. It is then when Obama’s real intentions will be exposed for Israel to see ... Hamas is thinning its missiles barrages, perhaps because it is weakened, but perhaps because it is hoping to outlast Israel while Obama saves Hamas by forcing Israel into a premature ceasefire."
Already, Secretary of State Kerry has landed in Israel, demanding an immediate ceasefire, which would work to Israel's disadvantage because her work against Hamas is not completed. Kerry is even demanding that Israel declare a unilateral ceasefire. In my opinion, demanding a ceasefire now is a betrayal of Israel by a supposed friend of Israel.
The author of this editorial is frankly worried.
"Israel and Americans Jews cannot wait for the last-minute to discover whether Obama will refuse Israel’s request for military assistance. We must mobilize our Israeli military re-supply offensive now, or when the crisis fully hits we will be powerless. Israel must sound the clarion call to all American Jews, and to its supporters in the US Congress. Israel must make clear now that this war is a “do or die” war that could spell the end of the Jewish State if Israel is denied military resupply, and if it ends on Obama’s terms of surrender."
"American Jews will have to disabuse themselves of the delusion that 'Obama is the greatest friend Israel has ever had' ... We must act now, or be rendered powerless to stop a President Obama who may be the 'worst enemy Israel has ever had'.”
If Israel's implacable enemy realizes that President Obama would stop military resupply of Israel, that would mightily embolden them to launch a coordinated attack, believing that they could win simply because Israel runs out of ammunition!
Are we nearing the point where God foretold that Israel would come to such an ominous position that the Archangel Michael has to come to her defense?
"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." (Daniel 12:1)
We need to take two actions:
1) Pray that God gloriously honors His promises to deliver Israel from her Latter Day enemies;
2) Contact our elected representatives to support an Israeli request for massive American military resupply.
Israel is nearing a very dangerous point, as Biblical prophecies are pulling powerful armies to the Middle East, where Jesus Himself will one day descend to fight the Battle of Armageddon!
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15395#.U9I1uuJEyJI

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ISRAEL: "USA DID A STRATEGIC STRIKE ON US"
"The Strategic Terror Attack of Kerry" announced the absurd headline of Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the most serious in the country and widely considered to be the unofficial voice of the Shin Beth secret police, on July 28, 2014.
The newspaper was referring to the attempt of the U.S. Secretary of State to achieve a ceasefire between Gaza and Israel with the help of Turkey and Qatar.
Fog of War
Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affair Ahmet Davutoglu, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Qatar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah
Headline: "The Strategic Terror Attack" of Kerry
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism
The article was not only published by the most serious newspaper, it was restricted to the premium area, accessible to paying readers. This is shown by the key appearing in the link; one must login in order to read it. It was written by Ari Shabit, a second-rate commentator. Overall, the article displayed a certified recipe for boredom.
Despite that, it was first in the section "The Most Read Articles in the Site" (that is what the first-row means).
"Very Seniors in Jerusalem" Full story: http://www.roitov.com/articles/tzur.htm

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STRATEGIC COOPERATION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND IRAN
In a recent televised interview, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said there would be "a new dynamic" in relations between Tehran and Moscow. Diplomatic exchanges between Russia and Iran have been on the rise over the past few months, with President Putin and Rouhani maintaining close contact. The two leaders first met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek last September, reiterating their intention to expand bilateral cooperation. Addressing his Iranian counterpart, Mr. Putin noted that relations between Moscow and Tehran were developing steadily at different levels.
"We know that the Iranian nuclear issue has become a focus of attention in world affairs today, but we in Russia also know that Iran is our country's good neighbor. There has always been considerable cooperation between our countries and this will no doubt continue to be so," President Putin said.
The two countries have witnessed an increase in diplomatic and commercial ties during the post-Soviet era. Now they share a common stance on such pressing issues as the Syrian crisis, counter-terrorism and regional security.
Russia and Iran could further bolster their ties what with the Ukraine crisis and Moscow's strained relations with the West, particularly with the United States. That's according to Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Professor of North American Studies and Dean of the Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran.
Continued: http://voiceofrussia.com/radio_broadcast/no_program/273239256/

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IRAN-US: BITTER ENEMIES OR WILLING PARTNERS?
For decades relations between Iran and the United States have been marred by animosity and mutual accusations. The two countries severed official diplomatic relations after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and the subsequent hostage crisis.
Washington and Tehran have been mostly at odds since then, with anti-American sentiment running deep in the Islamic Republic. Iran's incumbent President Hassan Rouhani thus described tense relations between the two countries:
"There is a chronic wound, which is difficult to heal. However, it is not impossible provided there is goodwill and mutual respect between the two countries." But years of enmity and mistrust cannot disappear overnight. Iranians continue to bear a grudge against Uncle Sam for supplying Iraq with chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war, for shooting down an Iranian passenger plane in 1988 – allegedly, by mistake - and, above all, for imposing stringent economic sanctions against their country.
For Washington and its allies the main point of contention is Iran's nuclear program. They question its peaceful nature.
A real opportunity for breaking this vicious cycle appeared in 2013 after a historic telephone conversation between the US and Iranian President, Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani. Commenting on it, Mr. Obama noted that the two leaders shared responsibility for pursuing diplomacy.
Continued: http://voiceofrussia.com/radio_broadcast/no_program/273204784/

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US SUSPENDS IRAN OIL SANCTIONS WHILE TEHRAN EXCEEDS CRUDE EXPORT QUOTA
The White House has announced that while negotiations are underway the US is suspending oil sanctions against Iran due to the fact that the Islamic republic is cooperating with the international community to dispel fears regarding its controversial nuclear effort. "The United States has committed to pause efforts to further reduce Iran's crude oil sales for a six-month period under the Joint Plan of Action between the P5+1 and Iran," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stated. As a result of these steps Iran has agreed to "halt – and in key respects roll back – progress on its nuclear program." In this matter US relies on the UN atomic watchdog assessment of the situation. Carney mentioned that International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran was complying with the agreements reached by the Islamic republic and the world powers in November 2013.
Two facts need to be mentioned in this respect. Firstly, the current market situation is generally favorable and allows US to put more pressure on countries not to buy Iranian oil. Carney emphasized that in the White House statement: "There currently appears to be sufficient supply of non-Iranian oil to permit foreign countries to reduce significantly their purchases of Iranian oil." Continued: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_06_05/US-suspends-
Iran-oil-sanctions-while-Tehran-exceeds-crude-export-quota-1469/

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NEW "POWER OF SIBERIA" PIPELINE TO CONNECT CHINA WITH GAZPROM'S LINE
Russia-China gas project includes the construction of a new "Power of Siberia" pipeline that is due to connect China's northeast with Gazprom's line in the Pacific coast city of Vladivostok. The estimated cost of the pipeline is $77 billion, which makes it the world's biggest construction project. The two sides are expected to share the eye-watering cost of the new pipeline. Russia's Gazprom plans to invest $55 billion, though this figure alone exceeds the company's annual capex of around $40 billion. Aleksei Kokin, a senior oil and gas analyst at Moscow-based UralSib Capital, says there are still some key open questions in this pipeline construction deal.
“The question here is how this capex is going to be financed, are there going to be some sort of low interest loans from China in some form and shape, and who is going to supervise the construction, whether there's going to be any oversight from China, as a result of their providing of financing,” Aleksei Kokin said.
The whole project is considered by Gazprom as the backbone of its Eastern Gas Program, which also includes investment into Sakhalin and Kamchatka upstream exploration and a gas liquefaction facility in Vladivostok. Most analysts stick to the view that the recently signed landmark contract is only the first in a row of those highlighting Russia-China cooperation in the gas field. Here is Julia Pribytkova, Vice President and Senior Analyst in the Corporate Finance Group at Moody's. Continued: http://voiceofrussia.com/radio_broadcast/no_program/272924488/

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CHINA TO BUY ALL FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES
http://my.firedoglake.com/synoia/2014/07/09/china-to-buy-entire-fortune-500/

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U.S. VESSEL TO PLAY KEY ROLE IN NEUTRALIZING SYRIAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS
By Jim Miklaszewski First published June 25th 2014, 11:32 am - Jim Miklaszewski is the chief Pentagon correspondent for NBC News. On 9/11, he was the first at the scene
The painstaking process of destroying Syria's giant chemical weapons stash is set to begin next week. U.S. vessel MV Cape Ray is scheduled to leave the Spanish port of Rota for Gioia Tauro, Italy, Wednesday where it will play a key role in the delicate mission. First, it will meet Danish vessel Ark Futura, which is carrying Syria's entire stockpile of chemical weapons and precursor chemicals. Sign up for breaking news alerts from NBC News Approximately 560 tons of the deadly chemicals will be transferred to MV Cape Ray on July 2 and 3. The U.S. ship will then head into international waters in the Mediterranean where the deadly chemicals, including mustard and sarin nerve agent precursors, will be pumped through two hydrolysis systems, mixed with hot water and rendered harmless. Syria handed over its final acknowledged stockpile of weapons, totaling 1,300 tons, this month. The remaining 740 tons will be transported to disposal sites in the U.K., Finland and Port Arthur, Texas. Syria dismantles chemical weapons factories. Opposition Forces Say Syrian Government Deployed Chlorine Gas. Syria Hands Over Remainder of Its Declared Chemical Weapons. Chemical Weapons Inspectors Attacked in Syria. Does Assad Have Chemical Tricks Up His Sleeve? http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-vessel-play-key-role-neutralizing-syrian-chemical-weapons-n140471
ALERT! Obama Is Bringing Syrian 'Chemical Weapons' to Texas!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtaBm4wYbW8&feature=youtu.be

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OBAMA SUPPORTS ISIS, SAUDI SPONSORED TERROR & The IMF's MAGIC NUMBER 77
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euL8QQeAlPI

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MAINSTREAM MEDIA'S BLIND SPOT IN GAZA
By: Maryhrt - 21-Jul-2014 - This is exactly opposite of the Zionists aka global cabal who are controlling Israel
and the news media which molds public minds and who claim to be Jews but are atheist Khazars with not a drop of Jewish blood. The reason people should be so concerned about this is these Zionists are doing everything they can to start a world war. They are responsible for the illegal influx into the US now and pretty much every disgusting thing that happens worldwide - whether it is most crime, dumbing down of the masses through education and news media, illegal foreclosures (all foreclosures), controlling food and poisoning us with GMOs, etc., degradation of society as a whole
and all wars. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzT6YvpwWqM#t=334

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A BLOW TO EGYPT'S MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AS ISRAEL CRUSHES HAMAS
Hamas wanted to entice Egypt into warfare with Israel in order to help the Muslim Brotherhood regain power in Egypt
By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah July 22, 2014 - A few weeks ago shocking news arrived from Israel regarding the kidnapping of three young men. As news first circulated around the world, Israelis braced for the worst and prayed prayers for the safe delivery of the Israeli captives. How would this menacing action unfold for the victims and the country?
Finally, we learned of their murders and the arrest of two Arab-Muslim suspects with links to Hamas. This horrific act of aggression against three Jews was committed in the first days of the Islamic month known as “blessed” Ramadan when fighting is forbidden.
The ninth month of the Islamic Hegira calendar is set aside for believers to honor the revelation received by the 7th century prophet. Muslims must be dedicated to fasting, prayer, and charity to the poor. Most importantly, aggression by and against Muslims must cease. Disturbances by outsiders during this calendar month trigger Muslim sensitivities and heighten intolerance. Making this calculation, Hamas attacked Israel in this timeframe knowing it would enhance sentiment. Israel’s retaliation would always be viewed as sacrilegious securing world opinion in favor of Gaza terrorists where empathy is already heavily weighted. Hamas and Gazans remain in the more positive light despite their instigating acts provoking war in the month of Ramadan.
About a week after the kidnappings, Kalid Mashaal, head of Hamas’ political bureau, boasted and blessed the kidnappers publicly with a bold announcement on Al Jazeera TV denying the involvement of Hamas. Another Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, already anticipating Israel’s counter-attack for the murders that had not yet been discovered (and Hamas rocket fire) appealed to the sympathy of the Egyptian people regarding Hamas’ “victimization,” stressing the importance of the remaining open tunnels between Egypt’s Sinai and the Gaza Strip - ones that Al-Sisi has yet to dynamite shut in his commitment to destroy all illegal passages. Food and weaponry was now in demand by Gazans who needed Egypt to smuggle such provisions through the tunnels, indicated Haniyeh.
Hamas wanted to entice Egypt into warfare with Israel in order to help the Muslim Brotherhood regain power in Egypt
Experts in the Middle East conflict expected to see a demand on Israel to liberate particular terrorists as a ransom for the kidnapped boys. Such exchanges have been typical of the past. But why not this time? The answer: Hamas wanted to entice Egypt into warfare with Israel in order to help the Muslim Brotherhood regain power in Egypt. Hamas had a broader agenda for the kidnappings, murders, and rocket fire into Israel. Its aggression stirred up pro-Palestinian, pro-Hamas opinion by Egypt’s politicians, journalists and media in order to put pressure on Al-Sisi’s new government to help the “oppressed” Gazans. But Al-Sisi ignored the call to militarily aid Hamas deciding not to break Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/64738

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ROGUE TERRORISM FOR A GREATER ISRAEL
Strappado Wrack [...] "Zionism is a political movement. To equate motives of politics with a religious belief is specious. Judaism is NOT equivalent to Zionism. The distinction is imperative if a correct understanding of relationships and actions, in the Middle East, are to be appreciated. A Zionist often professes their acceptance of the tenants of the Jewish faith, but a 'true believer' in the supremacy and survivability of a political state, can and frequently are non-believers to Judaism and the Torah. This is crucial, because it is not a condition of political allegiance to share faith in Yahweh."[...] The article Hamas, Israel and the United States sums up the dangers of American involvement into a blood feud. Dominance of the region and impoverishment of the oil poor inhabitants drive the displacement of Palestinians into ghettos of expedient smart weapon annihilation.
"A regional dispute over land that was stolen with the blessing of Western Democracies is and always has been the nucleus of the eventual holocaust. What Americans are so unwilling to accept is that our own country has no duty or moral imperative to arbitrate between eternal enemies. It is a local conflict that can only destroy our own land by intervening. Making matters much worse are foreign policies that the United States acts as a neutral broker for peace."
Just who is the rogue state in the Middle East? Israel is no ally. The political reality of domestic politics is hard pressed to poke the Jewish lobby in the eye. Nonetheless, attacking Iran in a joint operation with the IDF is pure madness. The old axis of evil rhetoric has deplorable consequences, when applied with JDAM-equipped bombs guided by a global positioning satellite system. http://www.batr.org/wrack/112512.html



BARBARA BOXER (DUAL CITIZENSHIP) SENATOR OF CALIFORNIA PLACED ON CALENDAR SENATE (07/29/2014)
S.2673 - UNITED STATES - ISRAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP ACT OF 2014 113th Congress (2013-2014)
A BILL To enhance the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress makes the following findings:
(1) The people and the Governments of the United States and of Israel share a deep and unbreakable bond, forged by over 60
years of shared interests and shared values.
(2) Today, the people and Governments of the United States and of Israel are facing a dynamic and rapidly changing
security environment in the Middle East and North Africa, necessitating deeper cooperation on a range of defense,
security, and intelligence matters.
(3) From Gaza, Hamas continues to deny Israel's right to exist and persists in firing rockets indiscriminately at
population centers in Israel.
(4) Hezbollah--with support from Iran--continues to stockpile rockets and may be seeking to exploit the tragic and
volatile security situation within Syria.
(5) The Government of Iran continues to pose a grave threat to the region and the world at large with its reckless pursuit
of nuclear weapons.
(6) Given these challenges, it is imperative that the United States continues to deepen cooperation with allies like
Israel in pursuit of shared policy objectives.
SEC. 3. STATEMENT OF POLICY.
It is the policy of the United States--
(1) to reaffirm the unwavering support of the people and the Government of the United States for the security of Israel
as a Jewish state;
(2) to reaffirm the principles and objectives enshrined in the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of
2012 (Public Law 112-150) and ensure its implementation to the fullest extent;
(3) to reaffirm the importance of the 2007 United States- Israel Memorandum of Understanding on United States assistance
to Israel and the semi-annual Strategic Dialogue between the United States and Israel;
(4) to pursue every opportunity to deepen cooperation with Israel on a range of critical issues including defense,
homeland security, energy, and cybersecurity;
(5) to continue to provide Israel with robust security assistance, including for the procurement of the Iron Dome
Missile Defense System; and
(6) to support the Government of Israel in its ongoing efforts to reach a negotiated political settlement with the
Palestinian people that results in two states living side-by- side in peace and security.
SEC. 4. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON ISRAEL AS A MAJOR STRATEGIC PARTNER.
It is the sense of Congress that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States.
SEC. 5. EXTENSION OF WAR RESERVES STOCKPILE AUTHORITY.
(a) Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005.--Section 12001(d) of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public
Law 108-287; 118 Stat. 1011) is amended by striking ``more than 10 years after'' and inserting ``more than 11 years after''.
(b) Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.--Section 514(b)(2)(A) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2321h(b)(2)(A)) is amended by
striking ``and 2014'' and inserting ``, 2014, and 2015''. Continued:
https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/2673/text


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WHAT IS DUAL CITIZENSHIP
A dual national is considered an Israeli citizen for all purposes, and is entitled to enter Israel without a visa, stay in Israel according to his own desire, engage in any profession and work with any employer according to Israeli law. An exception is that under an additional law added to the Basic Law: the Knesset (Article 16A) according to which Knesset members cannot pledge allegiance unless their foreign citizenship has been revoked, if possible, under the laws of that country."
Israel allows its citizens to hold dual (or multiple) citizenship.
A dual national is considered an Israeli citizen for all purposes, and is entitled to enter Israel without a visa, stay in Israel according to his own desire, engage in any profession and work with any employer according to Israeli law. An exception is that under an additional law added to the Basic Law: the Knesset (Article 16A) according to which Knesset members cannot pledge allegiance unless their foreign citizenship has been revoked, if possible, under the laws of that country.
A dual national is not considered a foreign citizen under Israeli Security Service Law and is subject to a mandatory military service according to that law; is considered a citizen regarding the criminal liability of Israeli civilians according to the Israeli Penal Law (and accordingly is not entitled to consular access by a representative of the other country); and is considered a citizen according to the Israeli laws of personal status, such as the authority jurisdiction of the rabbinical courts in the matters of marriage and divorce, according to the Israeli Rabbinical courts jurisdictions law. [4]
Israeli citizens cannot renounce Israeli citizenship. They can apply to the Israeli Minister of Interior to cancel their citizenship. The final decision is that of the Minister, who can refuse the application, according to his own discretion. The policy of the Minister has so far made it difficult for people to give up citizenship, requiring them, among other things, to prove that they have been living outside of Israel for a long time.[5]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_nationality_law

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THE AGENDA OF ISLAM - A WAR BETWEEN CIVILIZATIONS
by Professor Moshe Sharon
There is no Fundamental Islam.
"Fundamentalism" is a word that came from the heart of the Christian religion. It means faith that goes by the word of the Bible. Fundamental Christianity, or going with the Bible, does not mean going around and killing people. There is no fundamental Islam. There is only Islam full stop. The question is how the Koran is interpreted.
All of a sudden we see that the greatest interpreters of Islam are politicians in the western world. They know better than all the speakers in the mosques, all those who deliver terrible sermons against anything that is either Christian or Jewish. These western politicians know that there is good Islam and bad Islam. They know even how to differentiate between the two, except that none of them know how to read a word of Arabic.
The Language of Islam
You see, so much is covered by politically correct language that, in fact, the truth has been lost. For example, when we speak about Islam in the west, we try to use our own language and terminology. We speak about Islam in terms of democracy and fundamentalism, in terms of parliamentarism and all kinds of terms, which we take from our own dictionary. One of my professors and one of the greatest orientalists in the world says that doing this is like a cricket reporter describing a cricket game in baseball terms. We cannot use for one culture or civilization the language of another. For Islam, you've got to use the language of Islam.
Driving Principles of Islam
Let me explain the principles that are driving the religion of Islam. Of course, every Moslem has to acknowledge the fact that there is only one God.
But it's not enough to say that there is only one God. A Moslem has to acknowledge the fact that there is one God and Mohammed is his prophet. These are the fundamentals of the religion that without them, one cannot be a Moslem.
But beyond that, Islam is a civilization. It is a religion that gave first and foremost a wide and unique legal system that engulfs the individual, society and nations with rules of behaviour. If you are Moslem, you have to behave according to the rules of Islam which are set down in the Koran and which are very different than the teachings of the Bible.
Continued: http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles/MosheSharon40214%20.htm

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REPORT: SYRIAN REBELS OFFER TO SELL GOLAN HEIGHTS TO ISRAEL IN RETURN FOR MILITARY AID
According to Al-Arab newspaper, Syrian opposition willing to give Israel the Golan Heights. In return, Israel will use its air defense to enforce a no-fly zone over southern Syria.
Ynetnews Published: 03.15.14, 17:55 / Israel News -- As the civil war in Syria marks the end of its third year on Saturday, bizarre reports surface in the Arab media.
In a report in Al-Arab newspaper, quoted by Iranian news agency Fars on Saturday, a member of the Syrian opposition coalition is quoted as saying the rebels were willing to sell the Golan Heights to Israel in return for military aid against President Bashar Assad's army. "Why shouldn’t we be able to sell the Golan Heights because it is better than losing Syria and Golan at once," Kamal Al-Labvani told the Arab newspaper, according to Fars.
The opposition wants to use Israel's air defense systems, including American-made surface-to-air Patriot missiles, to enforce a no-fly zone over southern parts of Syria in order to prevent Assad's air force of bombarding rebel strongholds. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4499296,00.html

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THE THIRTEENTH TRIBE
THE KHAZAR EMPIRE AND ITS HERITAGE
by Arthur Koestler - This book traces the history of the ancient Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe, which in the Dark Ages became converted to Judaism. Khazaria was finally wiped out by the forces of Genghis Khan, but evidence indicates that the Khazars themselves migrated to Poland and formed the cradle of Western Jewry. . .
The Khazars' sway extended from the Black Sea to the Caspian, from the Caucasus to the Volga, and they were instrumental in stopping the Muslim onslaught against Byzantium, the eastern jaw of the gigantic pincer movement that in the West swept across northern Africa and into Spain.
In the second part of this book, "The Heritage," Mr. Koestler speculates about the ultimate faith of the Khazars and their impact on the racial composition and social heritage of modern Jewry. He produces a large body of meticulously detailed research in support of a theory that sounds all the more convincing for the restraint with which it is advanced. Yet should this theory be confirmed, the term "anti-Semitism" would become void of meaning, since, as Mr. Koestler writes, it is based "on a misapprehension shared by both the killers and their victims. The story of the Khazar Empire, as it slowly emerges from the past, begins to look like the most cruel hoax which history has ever perpetrated." http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/13trindx.htm

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ISRAEL ACKNOWLEDGES LEAKED REPORT WHICH CLAIMS THAT ZIONIST JEWS IN FACT ARE KHAZARS
Secret plan for reverse migration to Ukraine
March 18, 2014, 11:34 pm 343 - Our Russian & Ukrainian correspondents Hirsh Ostropoler & I. Z. Grosser-Spass also contributed to this story, delayed due to the crisis over the Crimean referendum.)
Fast-breaking Developments - Followers of Middle Eastern affairs know two things: always expect the unexpected, and never write off Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who has more political lives than the proverbial cat.
Only yesterday came news that Syrian rebels plan to give Israel the Golan Heights in exchange for creation of a no-fly zone against the Assad regime. In an even bolder move, it is now revealed, Israel will withdraw its settlers from communities beyond the settlement blocs—and relocate them at least temporarily to Ukraine. Ukraine made this arrangement on the basis of historic ties and in exchange for desperately needed military assistance against Russia. This surprising turn of events had an even more surprising origin: genetics, a field in which Israeli scholars have long excelled.
A Warlike Turkic People—and a Mystery
It is well known that, sometime in the eighth to ninth centuries, the Khazars, a warlike Turkic people, converted to Judaism and ruled over a vast domain in what became southern Russia and Ukraine. What happened to them after the Russians destroyed that empire around the eleventh century has been a mystery. Many have speculated that the Khazars became the ancestors of Ashkenazi Jews.
Arabs have long cited the Khazar hypothesis in attempts to deny a Jewish historical claim to the land of Israel. During the UN debate over Palestine Partition, Chaim Weizmann responded, sarcastically: “lt is very strange. All my life I have been a Jew, felt like a Jew, and I now learn that I am a Khazar.” In a more folksy vein, Prime Minister Golda Meir famously said: “Khazar, Schmazar. There is no Khazar people. I knew no Khazars In Kiev. Or Milwaukee. Show me these Khazars of whom you speak.” Continued: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/leaked-report-
israel-acknowledges-jews-in-fact-khazars-secret-plan-for-reverse-migration-to-ukraine/

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CONNECTING THE DOTS: ISRAEL, LONDON & THE MIDEAST
Posted on September 26, 2013 by horse237 - General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was Egypt’s commanding general and then Egypt’s Defense minister. Now he is the country’s First Deputy Prime Minister. And he is Jewish. That he is Jewish is left out of all Corporate Media articles. If you knew his mother was a Moroccan Jew and that his uncle was a member of the Israeli Knesset, you might be able to connect the dots and see through the illusions spun by the news. Knowing that General Sisi is Jewish might help you understand why he has ordered all the tunnels from Egypt to Gaza be destroyed. An Egyptian Muslim or an American or European Gentile might consider allowing the tunnels to remain open as that is the only reliable means of food and medicine for the much persecuted Gazans. The Jews of Israel have kept the Gazans and the Palestinians on a diet which is their way of saying they are starving them to break their will. Now that you understand Sisi is Jewish, you know why he is helping Israel to abuse the Palestinians of Gaza. And also why he is killing so many of the Muslims in Egypt.
http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/connecting-the-dots-israel-london-wall-street-and-the-mideast/

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ISRAEL IDENTIFIES GAZA MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY FUNDED KIDNAP OF THREE TEENS
Defense sources say Mahmoud Qawasmeh is the third brother from the same family suspected in the kidnapping and murder funded by Hamas.
By Gili Cohen | Aug. 10, 2014 | 5:46 PM - The Gaza liaison for the cell suspected of kidnapping and murdering three Israeli teens in the West Bank was Mahmoud Qawasmeh, exiled to the Strip after the 2011 prisoner exchange that freed captive soldier Gilad Shalit. According to Israeli defense sources, Mahmoud Qawasmeh was responsible for transferring money from Gaza to the West Bank to fund the June 12 kidnapping of Gilad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrah, whose bodies were found in the Halhul area on June 30. Qawasmeh was doing a 20-year sentence when he was released in 2011.
The website Walla first reported on the link between Qawasmeh and the suspected leader of the cell, his brother Hussam. It said Mahmoud was in contact with activists in Hebron and other West Bank cities such as Tul Karm. Defense officials believe that Hussam, who was arrested by Israeli counterterrorism police in July, had been in contact with other mililtants in Gaza as well.
In addition to Hussam and Marwan Qawasmeh, the third man suspected of belonging to the West Bank cell is Amer Abu Aisheh. The state says Hussam confessed during an interrogation by the Shin Bet security service that he had received funding for the abduction from Hamas operatives in Gaza. Full story:
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.609846

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WHY ALMOST A CRIME?
ISRAEL TRUTH TIMES - Why ALMOST a crime? A crime. Their excuses are ludicrous; since when does the voice, and the accent, of a Jewish Yeshiva boy sound like the accent of an Arab? This is part and parcel of the security apparatus' - controlled by Bibi, Peres and company - determination to squash and hurt Jewish life in Judea and Samaria. Add to this the fact that this was by all accounts a very professional abduction operation, that ISIS took responsibility for the abduction, that ISIS is a creation of Obama and/or CIA, and al, that the US/NATO/UN etc. are pushing Israel to continue the "peace process", the NATO has stated in no uncertain terms that they wish to use the Arabs to do their dirty work for them ( and of course those savages are readily assenting and cooperating), that Hamas is a thorn in the side of such peace process, that Israel needed a good excuse to get rid of Hamas in Yesha in order to pursue that path, that Bibi fully cooperates with the enemies of Israel in that path, and all of a sudden the picture looks a bit different, doesn't it? So the question is: WHO REALLY engineered this abduction? Who is mostly benefiting from it? To what extent did the ISRAELI POLICE COOPERATE with the operation? WHO is holding the boys? Where are the boys? What does the gov know that they are hiding from us? Who is responsible: the US, NATO, ISIS, Israel, or all of the above? False flag operation have been used repeatedly in this expanding world chaos and wars, be it in Syria by Turkey a member of NATO, or in the Ukraine by Europe and the US, etc, etc. etc.
Now in this frantic flailing, there have to be plenty of guesswork mistakes, like Hamas was the mastermind. We'll get to that soon enough. What is not wrong is the newest conquering force in the Middle East, ISIS, took responsibility for the crime. They said so very publicly:
A branch of the ‘Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’ terror group has claimed responsibility for the disappearance of three Israeli teens in the West Bank on Thursday night, Israeli media reported.
The bloodthirsty terror group has gained prominence in recent days for capturing large swaths of western Iraq after three years of fighting in the Syrian civil war. ISIS has developed a reputation for particular brutality including beheadings, mass murder and crucifixions.
On Friday, Reuter’s Jerusalem bureau fielded a call from ’Dawlat al-Islam,’ an ISIS branch operating in Hebron. The caller claimed responsibility for the kidnappings and said the incident was in retaliation for the killing of three of its members, Fox News contributor Lisa Daftari reported on her blog.
In addition, flyers signed by the group making the same claim were distributed near Hebron.
Daftari translated the flyers written in Arabic:
Thanks to Allah, our holy warriors were able to kidnap three Zionist aggressors in the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.
That comes as part of the initial response to the assassination of our heroic holy warriors in Hebron, “Muhammad Nairoukh,” 29 years old, “Mahmoud Al-Najjar,” 23 years old, and Musi Makhamreh,” 22 years old. And that [also] comes as part of the pursuit to liberate our prisoners from the occupation forces’ prisons.
And it is [either] a jihad [for] victory or martyrdom.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Palestine – the West Bank
Friday, 15th of Sha’ban 1435, June 13, 2014 - Security officials believe that a torched car found by Palestinian police in the vicinity of Hebron on Friday was likely used in the presumed kidnapping of the students, the Times of Israel reported. The three got on a hitch at about 22:30 Thursday night near the Israeli village of Alon Shvut, according to Israel Radio. One of the youths managed to send an alert to the local security hotline before his cellphone went dead.
I worked with Aaron Klein on two serious stories: one about a huge army base being built in Israel by the Americans. I'll stand by his integrity. He recently wrote that ISIS was created by the Americans and trained in Jordan. Read the piece to the end and you'll discover that the abductors of the boys are being financed by Saudi Arabia. And their fellow soldiers are being trained in Turkey, most likely, by America.
AARON KLEIN http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/officials-u-s-trained-isis-at-secret-base-in-jordan

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VATICAN SIGNS COVENANT WITH ISRAEL! ??
Steven Ben-DeNoon - Published on Jun 9, 2014
Has The 70th Week of Daniel begun, Has Revelation 11 been fulfilled is Micah 4:10 manifesting before our eyes? We cannot ignore these serious questions as the Vatican seizes world dominance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQcMT-Sxh6M

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VATICAN INVOKES SATANIC QUR'AN ON PENTECOST - RISE OF THE GLOBAL RELIGION
YouTube Channel: eternalrhythmflow - Published on Jun 8, 2014 More at http://erfministries.com
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For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Qur'an will be heard at the Vatican, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians. What does this mean according to Bible prophecy? Scottie once again shares his informative thoughts in this provocative presentation.
http://www.erfministries.com/blog_ME-2.php
Vatican Invokes Satanic Qur'an on Pentecost | Rise of the Global Religion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9c9Ri_YHjY
Bible Prophecy | Peace, Safety & SUDDEN DESTRUCTION!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4ysHIVnh6s#t=17
Israeli Roots of Hamas
William Branham - Speaking at a public event in Jerusalem, US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer said that the growth of Hamas and Islamic Jihad is a direct product of Israeli policy. According to a report in the December 21, 2001 Ha'aretz, Kurtzer claimed that the growth of the "Islamic Movement"?as opposed to the Yassir Arafat-led Palestine Liberation Organisation?in the Palestinian territories, in recent decades, occurred "with the tacit support of Israel." Kurtzer then explained, that during the 1980s, "Israel perceived it to be better, to have people turning toward religion, rather than toward a nationalistic cause." As a result of Israel's sponsoring of religion, at the expense of education, there are now Palestinians who are "determined terrorists that use religious beliefs in a perverted way, to appeal to the masses."
In an interview appearing in the December 11 issue of the Italian daily, Corriere della Sera, Arafat said, 'We are doing everything to stop the violence. But Hamas is a creature of Israel, which at the time of Prime Minister Shamir, gave them money . . . Even [former Prime Minister Yitzhak] Rabin ended up admitting it, when I charged him with it, in the presence of [Egyptian President Hosni] Mubarak." In another interview in the Italian weekly L'Espresso, Arafat said Israel's "aim was to create an organisation antagonistic to the PLO. They received financing and training from Israel. They have continued to benefit from permits and authorisations . . . Rabin himself defined it as a fatal error" (C.E.C. Australian Alert Service, Vol. 4, No. 01 p. 11).
"As the Arabs see the Jews" His Majesty King Abdullah, The American Magazine November, 1947
http://www.kinghussein.gov.jo/kabd_eng.html

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NEW WORLD ORDER PLEDGED TO THE JEWS
[...] Greenwood promises: "In the rebuilding of civilized society after the war, there should and will be a real opportunity for Jews everywhere to make a distinctive and constructive contribution."
In other words, Lord Greenwood is saying: "Get America in and we'll give you all of Europe after the war!" Greenwood's imperialist 'dance with the Devil' will prove fatal. After the war, Britain would end up broke and lose control of her own Empire to the Marxist Jews as well.
http://tomatobubble.com/nwo_jews.html

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HARRY TRUMAN'S RECOGNITION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL
Republished July 3, 2014 - Republished July 3, 2014 David Cloud - I believe that one of the most important events in American history was Harry Truman’s recognition of Israel on May 14, 1948.
America’s friendship toward Israel has not been perfectly consistent by any means, but the fact remains that America has been Israel’s greatest friend in modern history, and that is significant. God told Abraham, the father of the Jewish nation, “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:2-3).
On this authority there can be no doubt that one of the chief reasons for God’s blessing on America has been her blessing of Israel.
Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) was vice president under Franklin D. Roosevelt and became president when died early in his fourth term in April 1945. Truman subsequently won the presidential election in 1948 and declined to run in 1952, so he was president for eight years.
Truman was a Baptist. He was a member of Benton Boulevard Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri (beginning 1903) and First Baptist Church of Grandview, Missouri (beginning 1916). He also attended First Baptist Church of Washington, D.C.
Truman’s Baptist faith was on the Southern Baptist side, so it is not very surprising that he drank, cussed, gambled, married an Episcopalian, and was a Mason. He did have some strong moral fiber, though, especially compared to some recent presidents, He was honest. He was not a womanizer and he believed that every man should be a one-woman man. He was courageous in the face of tremendous opposition. He was a blunt, no-nonsense kind of guy who stood up for what he believed and took responsibility for his failures. He had a plaque on his desk that said “The Buck Stops Here.” There are other presidents that could say more honestly that the buck stopped in their pockets or the buck stops anywhere but here! Continued: http://www.wayoflife.org/index_files/harry_trumans_recognition_of_israel.html

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IF AMERICANS KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN ISRAEL …
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Submitted by George Washington on 07/26/2014 00:33 -0400 - If my fellow Americans understood the history of Israel and Palestine, their views would change overnight … and they would demand that Israel no longer be given unconditional support and blank checks to do whatever they want:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-26/if-americans-knew-what-was-happening-israel-%E2%80%A6
Egypt army destroys 13 more Gaza tunnels. Egypt's army destroys more tunnels connecting Sinai Peninsula to Gaza Strip, taking to 1,639 the overall number it has laid to waste Egypt's army said Sunday it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1,639 the overall number it has laid waste to.
Cairo has poured troops into the peninsula to counter a rising insurgency since the ouster of democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi last year, and its security operation involves the destruction of these tunnels.
The Palestinian group Hamas, which is the main power in Gaza, reportedly uses the tunnels to smuggle arms, food and money into the blockaded coastal enclave.
Israel has been waging a military offensive on Gaza since July 8, and it launched a ground assault on July 17 aimed at destroying the network of tunnels.
Continued: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-army-destroys-13-more-gaza-tunnels-1554450758#sthash.jv9GoWhR.dpuf

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THOUSANDS OF JEWS FLEE FRANCE AND GERMANY AS MUSLIMS BECOME THE NEW NAZIS
An Israeli envoy says it's become like the dark days of 1938
Travelling by tram through Paris, a boy heads back from school with his sister when a group of teenagers spots that he is wearing a Star of David pendant. They surround the pair and start shouting: 'Dirty Jews - you have too much money, too much power, you should get out of France.'
Terrified and shaken, by the time Eden, 16, and his sister Elie, 12, get back home they are still in tears. For Doctor David Tibi, their father, the incident was the final straw. And so it is that in the next few days, he and his family will pack their bags, leave France for good and move to Israel.
Europe has become like the dark days of 1938 Nazi Germany
'I have spent all my life in France and it is has been a wonderful life,' said Dr Tibi, a 44-year-old dentist whose wife, Melanie, is a medical doctor, and with whom he has five children in all. 'We have done well professionally and have the kids at good schools, but the truth is we have had enough.
'This is about survival. When your kids have to go to schools with armed guards at the gates and when they are abused in public, the situation is out of control.'
Events have taken a turn for the worse after violent clashes between pro-Palestinian Arabs and Jews in Paris. Tensions have been inflamed by the military action in the Middle East, where the Israeli shelling of Gaza - in response to the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers - is being answered with rockets fired by the Arab group Hamas.


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HATRED DRIVING A NEW EXODUS: SYNAGOGUES ATTACKED.
Shops in flames. And terrified Jewish families fleeing to Britain. As an Israeli envoy says it's like the dark days of 1938, a chilling dispatch from Paris By Tom Rawstorne - Published: 19:57 EST, 23 July 2014
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2703594/Hatred-driving-new-exodus-Synagogues-attacked-
Shops-flames-And-terrified-Jewish-families-fleeing-Britain-As-Israeli-envoy-
says-like-dark-days-1938-chilling-dispatch-Paris.html

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EGYPT NO LONGER A GAZA POWER BROKER?
July 26, 2014 Saudi Gazette - Eman El-Shenawi Geographically and historically, Egypt is sitting in a good position to act as the intermediary between the Israelis and the Palestinians – but could this all soon be about to change?
Last week, Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas rejected Egypt’s proposal to end fighting in the Gaza Strip, which has claimed more than 600 Palestinian lives, mostly civilian.
Then, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political chief Khaled Meshaal agreed to meet in Qatar to discuss the ceasefire. According to reports, both sides agreed on the need for a rapid cease-fire, recognizing that Egyptian mediation would have to play a role.
But as the traditional deal-maker, Egypt and particularly President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s global image as a regional hegemon would be weakened by a non-Egyptian brokered ceasefire.
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20140726212686

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BILL WITTLE: THE CASE FOR ISRAEL
7.23.2014 Videos Bill Whittle -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg1IVjnRuXk



EGYPT COURT DISSOLVES MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD'S POLITICAL WING
By Lin Noueihed - CAIRO Sat Aug 9, 2014 11:54am EDT - (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, dealing a crippling blow in the campaign to crush Egypt's oldest Islamist movement. A court banned the Muslim Brotherhood itself in September, but that ruling did not mention its political wing, leaving open the possibility it could be allowed to run in parliamentary elections, due late this year. Saturday's supreme administrative court ruling excludes the Brotherhood from formal participation in electoral politics, potentially forcing the movement underground, particularly as it has lost the sympathy of large swathes of the public. [...] "I expect other parties to be dissolved too." The Muslim Brotherhood, once Egypt's oldest, best organized and most successful political movement, has seen hundreds of its members killed and thousands detained since then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew elected president and Brotherhood member Mohamed Mursi 13 months ago, following weeks of protest. Full story:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/09/us-egypt-brotherhood-idUSKBN0G90AM20140809

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EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT TO SEND ARAB MILITARY FORCES TO CONFRONT ISIL, ORGANIZE AN 'ARAB ALLIANCE’
2014, 10 August 12:34 PM - Iraq News - Egypt’s former Foreign Minister, Mohammed Al-Orabi, said that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will coordinate with Arab countries to send military forces to confront the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant during the coming period. Egypt’s former Foreign Minister, Mohammed Al-Orabi, said that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will coordinate with Arab countries to send military forces to confront the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant during the coming period.
This announcement came when Sisi called, during an extended meeting between Sisi and Egyptians media in Cairo on Saturday, to form an ‘Arab Alliance’ to counter the threat of ISIL, who dominate large parts of Iraq and Syria saying that “the organization of ISIL poses a real threat and not an illusory threat as some people believe”, adding that “this threat requires the formation of an Arab NATO.”
Orabi added that “it may happened during the coming period in order to repel any aggression or mobilization undertaken by ISIL against Gulf countries.” He said “Sisi will intervene quickly to counter any aggression against those countries, once the occurrence of anything that threatens their security. Sisi will intervene immediately to protect them.”
http://www.abna.ir/english/service/africa/archive/2014/08/10/630129/story.html/129

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EGYPT'S SISI MEETS SAUDI KING ABDULLAH ON FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO KINGDOM
Source : AP - Egyptian and Saudi diplomats were quoted in local media as saying the two leaders are expected to talk about five key issues: the Israeli-Hamas war in Gaza; the conflict in Libya; Syria’s civil war; the Islamic militant advance in Iraq; and terrorism. Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi met late Sunday in Saudi Arabia with one of his strongest international supporters, King Abdullah, to talk about key security issues impacting the region.
Saudi Arabia’s monarch has given Egypt at least $12 billion in aid to buoy its economy after the military, led by el-Sissi, ousted the country’s President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood backers from power amid massive protests. King Abdullah quickly cemented himself as the new Egyptian leadership’s staunchest supporter and led a foreign diplomacy blitz with Western nations to soften their stances toward last year’s ouster of Egypt’s first democratically elected president. Sunday’s visit is el-Sissi’s first to the kingdom since his subsequent election win in May. The two leaders share a perceived common threat from the Muslim Brotherhood, and both Egypt and Saudi Arabia outlawed the more than 80-year-old movement by branding it a terrorist organization.
Egyptian and Saudi diplomats were quoted in local media as saying the two leaders are expected to talk about five key issues: the Israeli-Hamas war in Gaza; the conflict in Libya; Syria’s civil war; the Islamic militant advance in Iraq; and terrorism. The official Saudi Press Agency said they talked specifically about Egypt’s mediation efforts for an Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire.
After the meeting, el-Sissi, his foreign minister and chief of staff were hosted to a dinner by King Abdullah’s successor, Crown Prince Salman. The Egyptian president also perform an Islamic pilgrimage in Mecca before departing Monday. During their meeting, the Saudi king presented Sisi with the King Abdulaziz Necklace, the highest and most prestigious medal in Saudi Arabia.
The two leaders met briefly in June when King Abdullah stopped in Cairo to congratulate el-Sissi on his election. In that meeting, the 90 year-old monarch stayed on onboard his private jet.
http://www.abna.ir/english/service/middle-east-west-asia/archive/2014/08/11/630401/story.html

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SISI, ABDULLAH SEEK UNITY AGAINST EXTREMISM
Reuters - Aug. 11, 2014 | 12:13 PM (Last updated: August 11, 2014 | 03:59 PM)
RIYADH: The leaders of the Arab world's most populous state and its richest state met Sunday to talk over joint efforts to counter Islamist militancy across the Middle East, including the turmoil now shaking Iraq.
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah are sworn enemies of the Muslim Brotherhood. They see the recent success of militants in Iraq as a threat to their stability and undermining security in the region. Sisi's spokesman, Ehab Badawi, said the two leaders agreed to work together promote the "true and moderate values of Islam that reject extremism and terrorism."
"President Sisi and King Abdullah also reviewed the development of the situation in Iraq in light of the expanding of the circle of terrorism in the region," Badawi said, according to Egypt's Middle East news agency.
"There is no doubt that the meeting between the leadership of the two countries is important in light of the current circumstance of the Arab and Muslim nation," Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said, according to state news agency SPA. Continued: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Aug-11/266785-egypt-saudis-seek-unity-against-extremism.ashx

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EGYPT BURNS BOOKS IT SAYS PROMOTE VIOLENCE, BROTHERHOOD IDEAS
Reuters - Egypt has extended its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood to include burning books it says promote violence and ideas linked to the banned Islamist group, a local official and a security source said on Saturday.
Samia Mehrez, an official in the Red Sea province, told Reuters that local authorities and the security forces had burned "a number of Brotherhood books and literature" located at a public library in the resort town of Hurghada.
She said the 36 books had been donated to the library during the one-year presidency of Mohamed Morsy, who was ousted by the army last year following mass protests against his rule.
Morsy's Brotherhood supporters have since faced a security crackdown in which thousands have been arrested and many hundreds killed. The group's political wing was banned on Saturday.
A security source said the destroyed materials included books on bomb making and others that compared Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna to the Prophet Mohamed and praised Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
Relations between Egypt and Turkey have soured since Morsy's ousting. Egypt has summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires twice in the past month to complain about comments by Erdogan deemed insulting to the leadership in Cairo.
Full story: http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/egypt-burns-books-it-says-promote-violence-brotherhood-ideas

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ORTHODOX RABBIS PARTICIPATE IN PRO-PALESTINIAN RALLIES AT WHITE HOUSE
Muhammad Mansour - Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters from across the United States rallied on Saturday in front of the White House to call for an end to the ongoing Israeli attack on Gaza and protest the US government support of Israel. The Israeli attack on Gaza, which has started 26 days ago, has left more than 1,525 Palestinians killed, 84% of them are civilians, according to the UN latest figures.
The protest was called for by “ANSWER Coalition”, a US-based protest umbrella group consisting of many antiwar and civil rights organizations.
Demonstrators protested around Washington DC streets, some were waving Palestinian flags and the majority was holding yellow signs reading “Free Palestine Let Gaza Live.” Other signs, which read “Your Tax Dollars Fund Israeli War Crimes”, were meant to raise awareness among Americans about the taxes they pay; which contributes to the 3.1 billion dollars the US provides Israel.
The protest was representing people from across the spectrum, from atheists to leftists, conservative Muslims, Sunnis and Shiites, Jews, including rabbis, Muslim Brotherhood members, and many others.
“I am coming from Florida, driving for almost 16 hours to protest against the Israeli occupation and call for ending the blockade on Gaza, making sure that Israel is exposed for its war crimes,” said Sanaa Abou El-Khair, a 24-year-old Palestinian born in the US. [...] RABBIS PARTICIPATE IN THE PRO-PALESTINIAN MARCH
Goldsti, a 28-year-old rabbi was one of the rabbis participating in the march. He is a member of Neturei-Karta (Aramaic for "Guardians of the City) a Jewish orthodox group that believes that Judaism rejects the existence of an Israeli state. Their sign read,“Authentic rabbis always opposed Zionism and the state of Israel “nkus.org”.” Full story: http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/orthodox-rabbis-participate-pro-palestinian-rallies-white-house

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ISRAEL BURNS BOOKS
Waiting for the Jewish Shabbat to end, both Palestinians and Israelis are watching colorful images of their violations of the ceasefire on August 9, 2014. In the early evening while watching images resembling Germany in 1933, credible news about an imminent agreement was leaked.
Leaking Compromise
The leaked ceasefire agreement is a bridge connecting the current Israeli attack on Gaza with the next one.
At the beginning of the talks, the opening the Port of Gaza to international traffic had been presented as an essential point by Palestinians. However, it will be delayed. Israel rejected even a European proposed compromise to use the port of Larnaka in Cyprus as a unique access point controlled by the EU. European negotiators proved being ignorant of basic issues, civil marriages do not exist in Israel. One must get married in a religious ceremony as per one's religion, as determined by secret lists of the Ministry of Interior. Those looking for a civilian ceremony get married in Cyprus. There are travel agencies specializing in this type of tourism; couples travel, get married in Larnaka and return to Tel Aviv in the same morning. Transforming Larnaka into a stop to all ships travelling to Gaza would have created security turmoil to Israeli couples. In exchange, Israel conceded opening the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt under the condition that it will be administered by the Palestinian Authority and not Hamas. Full story:
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