Syria is a terror state. It didn’t become that way overnight because of the Arab Spring or the Iraq War.
Its people are not the victims of American foreign policy, Islamic militancy or any of the other fashionable excuses. They supported Islamic terrorism. Millions of them still do.
They are not the Jews fleeing a Nazi Holocaust. They are the Nazis trying to relocate from a bombed out Berlin.
After Netanyahu orders to suspend diplomatic contact with EU, NGO calls to go a step further and stop rampant EU breach of law.
Following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s orders on Sunday night to suspend diplomatic contact with the European Union (EU), an NGO has called to destroy the illegal Arab settlements funded by the EU.
Netanyahu’s orders were a response to the EU decision to label Jewish products from over the 1949 Armistice lines – Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The move is to be in affect until the Foreign Ministry completes a reassessment of ties with the EU vis-a-vis the political process with the Palestinian Arabs.
In return for helping stem flow of migrants to Europe, Ankara will receive €3 billion in aid for Syrian refugees in the country, visa-free travel, and renewed talks on joining the European Union.
BRUSSELS – Turkey will help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a “new beginning” for the uneasy neighbors.
Leaders of the 28 European Union states met Turkish premier Ahmed Davutoglu in Brussels on Sunday evening to give their collective political blessing to an agreement hammered out by diplomats over the past few weeks.
In response to EU decision to label Israeli settlement products, the prime minister instructed the Foreign Ministry to reevaluate the EU’s involvement in peace efforts with the Palestinians.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the Foreign Ministry on Sunday evening to suspend contacts with European Union representatives regarding the political process with the Palestinians to protest the bloc’s decision to label Israeli exports from the West Bank.
The Foreign Ministry said that Netanyahu had ordered contacts frozen until a “reassessment process is completed.” It did not go into detail as to which institutions are affected.
Another planned bill will take away President’s role in deciding whom to task with forming government.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu seeks to pass a bill that will allow Israelis abroad to vote in national elections. A second planned bill will take away the President’s role in deciding whom to task with forming government, following national elections.
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud) was appointed Sunday to chair two teams of Coalition members that will agree upon the two bills’ formulations.
The bill relating to presidential powers will state that the leader of the largest party in the Knesset will automatically have authority to create the next government. At the same time, the Knesset majority required for toppling a serving government will be increased to a number much greater than the current simple majority of 61.
T. Belman. Don’t focus on what is denied, focus on what is not denied, namely that such a deal has been under negotiations as set out by Indyk. Nor did Netanyahu deny that such negotiations wren’t currently in discussions. Nor did he order COGAT to stop working on such a plan which he no doubt originally authorized. All he said, without an agreement I won’t give then one meter/dunam.
Channel 2 had reported that Netanyahu had planned as well to hand some portion of that territory over to the Palestinian Authority.
T. Belman. Francisco sent me this article and I wrote back:
There are a lot more facts to support this view.
1. Obama totally supported the MB which is salafist.
2. It removed secular dictators or tried to; Ghadaffi, Mubarak and Assad.
3. It still wants the removal of assad thus it stands to reason that it and others who want the removal of Assad like Saudi Arabia would all be backing ISIS. Originally the backed the MB and Turkey in the attempt to overthrow Assad.
4.Turkey continues to support ISIS openly. Obama allows this.
5. Obama blames Putin for not fighting ISIS.. Why should he? He wants to support Assad and this means fighting all opposition groups. Obama postures that Russia was supposed to bomb ISIS so he can be critical of Putin.
6 Obama didn’t really commit to defeating ISIS. He just ineffectively bombed they while supplying them with weapons.
And on and on.
by Francisco Gil-White, Historical and Investigative Research
(research assistance: Ricardo Sánchez Ambrosi & Arnulfo Quintero)
ISIS attacks Paris, all eyes on ISIS: a gang of terrorists that lord a chunk of the Middle East and claim to be ‘a State.’ Out of nowhere they came, it seems. But any hat trick needs misdirection—the magician’s trade. Now you see it, now you don’t. Case in point: strike terror in Paris, capture the attention, erase history. ISIS was US policy. It was brewing since 2003, when the US invaded Iraq and ‘gifted’ Iraqis with jihadist terrorism that set the US-military prison system to overflowing, becoming a “jihadi university,” as the general in charge called it. When “jihadi university” graduates produced ISIS, and ISIS produced the Syrian Civil War, the US helped them again. Pay attention, or you won’t see the next trick coming.
Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee head Nissan Slomiansky also suggests stripping citizenship, residency rights from families of terrorists • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon back deportation as deterrent.
The chairman of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee has proposed legislating a clause that would allow the state to deport the families of terrorists for the duration of half of the terrorist’s prison sentence.
Nissan Slomiansky (Habayit Hayehudi) has also suggested stripping Israeli citizenship or residency status from family members of terrorists who commit murder.
“Unfortunately, there is not enough of a deterrent in the existing law,” MK Slomiansky said. “I believe that this step would introduce much more powerful deterrence than taking action against the terrorist alone.”
Judea-Samaria-Gaza survey: 72% support terror wave, 44% want shooting attacks, and 48% term goal as destruction of Israel.
A new public opinion poll among the Arab residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza found that an overwhelming majority supports continuing the ongoing terror wave to the bitter end.
The poll was conducted by the Watan Research Center between November 14-21 and included 1,167 Arab respondents.
The deployment of the highly advanced Russian S-400 anti-air missiles at the Khmeimin base, Russia’s military enclave in Syria near Latakia, combined with Russia electronic jamming and other electronic warfare equipment, has effectively transformed most of Syria into a no-fly zone under Russian control.
T. Belman. I recently opined that, “Iran won’t agree to a solution which requires them to lose their Syrian proxy”. I wrote that this is particularly so because they are backed by Russia and China. I sent the article to Gen Vallely who presented such a plan to Putin and asked for his opinion. He has not yet responded. I also sent it to Alex Maistrovoy, a Russian-Israel journalist and a friend of mine. He replied:
Yes, Ted, I agree completely with your analysis – Syria is vital important for Iran. if Iran will lose Syria it risks to give up not only Lebanon but Iraq too to Sunnis. So it will support Asad by all means.
regarding your questions:
1. Does Russia want to be partners with Iran as it extends its hegemony from Lebanon to the Persian Gulf?
Russia is natural partner of Iran. it wants like Iran to undermine US influence and its partners – Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states; it sees Iran as natural barrier against radical Sunni; it wants like Iran to weaken Turks with Erdogan and his Muslim Brothers. So it wants strong Iran in any case.
2. Is Russia a threat to Israel?
No, Russia is not itself treat to Israel. there are some cooperation between two countries including change of important intelligence information regarding Sunni radicals, they support together al-Sisi and so on. Russia have too many enemies to spoil relations with Israel: it buys now many products from Israel and wants to cooperate with it in high tech. There are good relations between Bibi and Putin – there is hot line between them. In last war in Gaza Putin supported Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia against Kerri who supported Turkey and Qatar.
Russian anti-aircraft missile battery (file
Obama’s refugee strategy favors Muslims
Standing before the cameras in Turkey, President Obama found his safe place to indict half his countrymen for raising the issue of religion in their concern over his plan to open America’s gates to tens of thousands of Muslim “refugees” from Syria. Subjecting refugees to a religious test runs counter to American values, said Mr. Obama.
The Harvard Law School graduate got it wrong, again. As Andrew McCarthy notes, the immigration law explicitly requires religious considerations. How could it do otherwise? Religion is a prime reason why people are persecuted and expelled from their homelands.
Corruption is rampant and tolerated.
People who rise to power in politics have one thing in mind: paying the people who got them there and are preserving their seats. The general public is amorphous and uncaring, the economic elite is busy looking after its own interests and the corruption runs riot.
A month ago, writing in the Forward, U.S. philanthropist Jay Ruderman published an unusual opinion, “Stop enabling donors’ outsized influence on Jewish life,” that wouldn’t surprise insiders but might open eyes elsewhere. Too often the agenda isn’t being led by the professionals or authentic leaders, but by people with money, he writes. “I can confidently tell you what does not, by itself, constitute a good Jewish leader: money,” Ruderman begins.
T. Belman. Today I wrote to Gen Paul Vallely and Alex Maistrovoy advising that I couldn’t imagine Turkey shooting down a Russian fighter without US approval. Can you?
Turkey could only have shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet after securing permission from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), charged Lebanon’s Druze leader Walid Jumblatt in an exclusive interview with Breitbart.
“The Turks cannot afford to shoot down a Russian plane, being a member of NATO, without asking the permission of NATO. They have to ask NATO. It’s NATO,” said Jumblatt, a member of parliament and leader of Lebanon’s Progressive Socialist Party.
While admitting that he was not in possession of all of the facts regarding Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane on November 24th, President Obama was quick to blame only Russia. He said at a joint news conference with French President Francois Hollande that Turkey had “a right to defend its territory and its airspace.” Obama also criticized Russia for propping up Syrian President Assad by going after the so-called “moderate” rebels rather than concentrating on ISIS. From the information that has come out so far, however, Turkey appears to have acted precipitously, without sufficient justification or forethought about the potential consequences. Russia does bear some responsibility for what happened, but Turkey overreacted to a minor alleged violation of its airspace. In doing so, Turkey risked a major escalation of hostilities with Russia that could draw in NATO. Turkey’s action also undermined efforts to forge a coordinated strategy with Russia to combat the common enemy, ISIS.
It is desperately saddening to see the terrified population of the Middle East fleeing for refuge towards a Europe that has utterly forgotten what the region looked like just a few decades ago. Yet nobody can hope to understand the disaster that is unfolding if he knows nothing of the events that shaped the modern Middle East.
Through an accident of family history, I was born in the Syrian city of Aleppo 72 years ago, my father having been one of the few French army officers stationed in Syria at the time – 12 out of 500 – to have sided with the Free French forces of Charles de Gaulle, rather than with the Vichy regime of Philippe Pétain.
By any measure, we are losing the war against ISIS and radical Islam. A bigger problem is we do not yet realize we are losing or why. Their legions are growing, their ambitions are apocalyptic, and our resolve is as strong as silly putty.
Without question, our military is superior to any other on earth and we could inflict devastating damage to ISIS if we unleashed our military forces against them. But we are not going to do that—not today, not next month and not after the next atrocity strikes Cleveland, Phoenix or Richmond.
Yisrael Beytenu leader harshly criticizes Netanyahu for his handling of the terror wave.
Yisrael Beitenu leader Avigdor Liberman on Saturday came out swinging at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying his handling of the wave of terror that Israel is facing was “catastrophic.”
At a cultural event in Tel Aviv, Liberman said that in order to extinguish terror, its sources that incite it, its finance and its commanders must be dealt with. He said that when these elements have immunity there is no chance to stamp out the terror.
Exclusive: Joseph Farah reveals why no one dares ask Obama the simple question
I have a serious question.
Why is Barack Obama hell-bent on resettling thousands of overwhelmingly Syrian Sunni Muslim “refugees” in America when we constantly hear about the plight of so-called “Palestinian” refugees who have been presumably waiting in line for resettlement for 48 to 67 years creating what we’re told is the most grievous injustice on the planet today?
DEBKAfile Special Report November 27, 2015,
The bitter verbal and military clash between Moscow and Ankara spiraled further Friday, Nov. 27. Russian Lt.-Gen.Evgeny Buzhinsky announced that following the downing of the Russian jet by Turkey, “Russia will have to resort to electronic jamming and other warfare equipment, including special aircraft with special equipment on board to protect our pilots from being struck by missiles.”