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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
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:
- GAZA CEASE-FIRE TAKES HOLD AS NEGOTIATORS GATHER
CAIRO Aug 11, 2014, 6:17 PM ET By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated
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
- 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
- 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
- The halt in violence allowed Palestinians in war-battered
Gaza to leave homes and shelters.
- 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.
- 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 werent 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 recoverthe equivalent of 9/11were found
during the ground operation of Protective Edge. "
- "The plan outlines Hamas intent to send a swarm
of up to 1000s 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
IDF uniforms. Their victims would initially think that Israeli
soldiers are shooting at them. Soldiers wouldnt 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!
- ISRAEL IS SOON GOING TO REQUIRE MILITARY RESUPPLY FROM THE
- 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 Obamas
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 Israels 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 Obamas 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 Obamas
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 Israels 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 Obamas 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!
- 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
- 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
- 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/
- 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
- 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.
- US SUSPENDS IRAN OIL SANCTIONS WHILE TEHRAN EXCEEDS CRUDE
- 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
- 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-
NEW "POWER OF SIBERIA" PIPELINE TO CONNECT CHINA WITH
- 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/
- CHINA TO BUY ALL FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES
- U.S. VESSEL TO PLAY KEY ROLE IN NEUTRALIZING SYRIAN CHEMICAL
- 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!
- OBAMA SUPPORTS ISIS, SAUDI SPONSORED TERROR & The IMF's
MAGIC NUMBER 77
- 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
- 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. Israels 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 Israels 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 Egypts 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 Egypts politicians,
journalists and media in order to put pressure on Al-Sisis
new government to help the oppressed Gazans. But
Al-Sisi ignored the call to militarily aid Hamas deciding not
to break Egypts peace treaty with Israel.
- 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
- 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
(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
- 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
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:
- 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. 
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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 shouldnt 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.
- 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
- 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 blocsand 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 Peopleand 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-
- CONNECTING THE DOTS: ISRAEL, LONDON & THE MIDEAST
Posted on September 26, 2013 by horse237 - General Abdel Fattah
el-Sisi was Egypts commanding general and then Egypts
Defense minister. Now he is the countrys 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.
- ISRAEL IDENTIFIES GAZA MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY FUNDED KIDNAP OF
Defense sources say Mahmoud Qawasmeh is the third brother from
the same family suspected in the kidnapping and murder funded
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
- 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
- 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:
- 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,
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
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
On Friday, Reuters 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
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
And it is [either] a jihad [for] victory or martyrdom.
- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Palestine the
Friday, 15th of Shaban 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
- 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.
- VATICAN INVOKES SATANIC QUR'AN ON PENTECOST - RISE OF THE
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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.
- Vatican Invokes Satanic Qur'an on Pentecost | Rise of the
Bible Prophecy | Peace, Safety & SUDDEN DESTRUCTION!
- 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
- 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.
- 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 Trumans recognition of Israel on May
Americas friendship toward Israel has not been perfectly
consistent by any means, but the fact remains that America has
been Israels 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
On this authority there can be no doubt that one of the chief
reasons for Gods blessing on America has been her blessing
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.
Trumans 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
- IF AMERICANS KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN ISRAEL
George Washington's picture
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:
- 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.
- 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.
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
- 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 Egypts
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-Sisis global image as a regional hegemon
would be weakened by a non-Egyptian brokered ceasefire.
- 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.
- EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT TO SEND ARAB MILITARY FORCES TO CONFRONT
ISIL, ORGANIZE AN 'ARAB ALLIANCE
2014, 10 August 12:34 PM - Iraq News - Egypts 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. Egypts 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.
- 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;
Syrias civil war; the Islamic militant advance in Iraq;
and terrorism. Egypts 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 Arabias monarch has given Egypt at least $12
billion in aid to buoy its economy after the military, led by
el-Sissi, ousted the countrys President Mohamed Morsi and
his Muslim Brotherhood backers from power amid massive protests.
King Abdullah quickly cemented himself as the new Egyptian leaderships
staunchest supporter and led a foreign diplomacy blitz with Western
nations to soften their stances toward last years ouster
of Egypts first democratically elected president. Sundays
visit is el-Sissis 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; Syrias
civil war; the Islamic militant advance in Iraq; and terrorism.
The official Saudi Press Agency said they talked specifically
about Egypts mediation efforts for an Israeli-Palestinian
- After the meeting, el-Sissi, his foreign minister and chief
of staff were hosted to a dinner by King Abdullahs 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.
- 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
- "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: