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State Dept. Reports Growing Anti-Semitism a ‘Global Problem’

Friday, October 16th, 2015

The U.S. State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom this week describes that anti-Semitism continues “to be a major problem around the globe with increases in anti-Semitic incidents recorded in many countries.”

In particular, European countries such as France and Germany have experienced a rise in anti-Israel sentiment that often crossed over into anti-Semitism during the summer of 2014.

According to the report, there has been a 101-percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in France, including “numerous cases of physical violence against the Jewish community where individuals were targeted and beaten and synagogues were fire bombed.”

The report, citing a positive response to the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, said.

After the February 14-15 terrorist attacks in Denmark that killed a guard outside a synagogue and a filmmaker at a free speech event, thousands of people of different faiths formed a human ring outside the synagogue in Copenhagen to ‘send a powerful statement’ that ‘Jews should be able to have their religion in peace.’

Swedes and Norwegians also formed a human ring around their capitals’ main synagogues in an inter-faith show of support.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Issues Direct Threat to America

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

America’s newest nuclear “peace partners” are showing their mettle with a video presentation released on the eve of the Jewish New Year, via the official Twitter account of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The video is a direct threat to the United States, entitled, “If any war happens. . . “

The video has flashing lights intended to imitate bomb explosions and contains images of Iranian bombs raining down on a U.S. battleship.

It begins with footage of U.S. President Barack Obama saying, “We could knock out their military with speed and dispatch if we chose to.”

The scene quickly moves to weaponry, with a Persian-speaking narrator.

“A US official has said that he can destroy Iran’s army. I do not want to say anything more in this regard,” the narrator says. English-language subtitles are shown below as well.

“Our predecessors used to call such statements, ‘boasting among strangers.’ If those who will hear this statement want to know the truth and if they are willing to use their experiences correctly,” he continues.

“We neither welcome nor begin any war. They must know that should any war break out, one who will emerge humiliated out of it will be invading and criminal America.”

The Twitter address for the video is listed as “Khamenei.ir” at the end of the presentation, which shows U.S. soldiers returning home in coffins.

The president of the United States has reiterated his faith that the terms of the nuclear agreement negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry and signed by five other world powers will not be violated by Iran. The Islamic Republic strongly supports the existence of three terrorist organizations who have committed themselves to the destruction of the State of Israel: Hezbollah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

If Iran shares its nuclear technology with members of any of these terrorist groups, Israel will be forced to defend itself, thus placing the United States, Israel, the UK, France and/or Germany in the unenviable position of having to fight their own ally.

Precisely the scenario Iran — and certainly its terror proxies — probably hoped for.

Hat tip to to the Gateway Pundit Blog!

Hamas Urges Intifada After Duma Father Succumbs to Burns

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization urged Palestinian Authority Arabs to attack Israelis throughout Judea and Samaria after the death of Sa’ad Dawabsheh, 32, at Be’er Sheva’s Soroka Medical Center on Saturday.

Dawabsheh died of extensive burn wounds he suffered a week ago when his home was firebombed in a terror attack on the PA Arab village of Duma, near Shechem. In the conflagration, Dawabsheh’s 18-month-old son Ali was killed immediately. His four-year-old son Ahmed and wife Riham both survived. They are suffering serious burns and remain hospitalized at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv.

Hebrew graffiti that included the word “Revenge,” a slogan about the messiah and a Jewish star were found at the scene, leading to suspicions the terrorists may have been Jewish. However, the wording of the graffiti and elements in the writing have given rise to speculation about the identity of the terrorists, who have yet to be tracked down despite a wide security force committed to the effort.

The funeral procession for Dawabsheh, meanwhile, was conducted Saturday from a hospital in Shechem in the direction of Duma under the watchful eye of IDF soldiers, who were deployed all along the route to ensure there would be no violence.

Hamas issued a region-wide call to the Palestinian Authority population to participate in the funeral.

“The burning of this family is a turning point that will launch the start of the third intifada against the occupier in Judea and Samaria,” proclaimed a statement by the terrorist organization.

Dawabsheh’s death “demonstrates the enormity of the Zionists’ crime against this family, the result being that resistance in [Judea and Samaria] has become an obligation and a means of self-defense,” Hamas spokesperson Husma Badran said.

“The murderous settlers will not be deterred unless we initiate attacks – do not wait for them to arrive in our villages and towns,” he urged.

“We have no other option but for a general confrontation with the occupation, without waiting for a decision or the granting of permission from anyone,” he said.

Meanwhile, little Ahmed Dawabsheh is slowly improving, according to a report broadcast on state-run Israel Radio. The little boy has opened his eyes and is beginning to respond to his surroundings, hospital officials said.

Qassam ‘Code Red’ Rocket Alert Another ‘False Alarm’

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

It was another case of “just testing, people, go back to your daily routine.”

A Code Red rocket alert siren activated in Or Haner and Erez, two communities in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council district near Gaza at 4:43 pm Tuesday afternoon. Once again, IDF officials claimed the rocket alert was a “false alarm.”

A similar incident occurred two days ago, when several sirens activated in the upper and lower Galilee and in the Golan Heights. All of those rocket alerts were deemed “false alarms” as well.

Tuesday’s siren activated barely two hours after U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry announced the signing of an historic nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran.

As it does every time, the siren sent thousands of families in southern Israel racing for safe spaces.

Residents of the area in which the siren sounds have a window of just 15 seconds within which to find shelter before a rocket, missile or mortar shell could land and explode.

False alarm or not, families must grab their children and make a run for safety because there’s no room for second chances when it involves lethal missile attacks aimed directly at residential areas.

Rockets fired from Gaza are usually provided by Iran. The Hamas terrorist organization that rules the enclave is also equipped, trained and generously funded by Tehran as well.

Millions of Iranians Chant ‘Down with America’ and ‘Death to Israel’

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Millions of Iranians took to the streets through the Islamic Republic Friday to celebrate “International Quds Day” and express support for the “oppressed Palestinian nation,” the regime’s PRESS TV reported.

Celebrants burned American and Israeli flags in Tehran, and festivities took place in nearly 800 other locations. PRESS TV also reported that “millions of people in other countries are also marking the occasion by turning out en masse to vent their anger at the Israeli regime.”

Saudi Arabia, which is aligned with Israel in its fierce opposition to a “bad deal” with Iran and which is at war with Iranian-backed Houthi forces in Yemen, was added to the list of the “bad guys” in this year’s Al Quds day festivities.

It is pure speculation and guesswork whether or not the United States and the other P5+1 powers will sign an agreement with Iran, but it is a safe bet that there is no chance it would be signed today when millions of Iranians are screaming “Down with America.”

No matter what comes out of the talks, Iran will claim a victory, and “Down with America” will be chanted

Analysis: ISIS Will Go Down to Defeat in Egypt

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015


The Islamic State (ISIS) finally is going to be brought its knees in its attempt to take use the Sinai as a step to expand its terrorist empire to include Gaza, Egypt and even Israel.

The war in the Sinai is not over, but the ISIS attacks on Egyptian army checkpoints and police stations Wednesday were met with a fierce response that eventually will show the world that the Islamic State cannot succeed where a country is unified. ISIS, like Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qaeda and other terrorist networks, survive on anarchy.

Wherever there is a power vacuum, the terrorists can step in, bankroll schools and welfare program, and take over the area business infrastructure to control the economy and government.

That is what Hezbollah did in southern Lebanon and Hamas did in Gaza.

ISIS also is succeeding in Libya, a semi-anarchic state since the fall of Muammar Qaddafi.

It has frightened the world by beheading men, women and children, and it has recruited butcher knife-wielding agents in Western countries

But beheading victim does not mean it can take over a country unless it totally demoralizes its citizens into surrender.

The ISIS is not invincible, and its incursion into Egypt will prove it.

Egypt, unlike Iraq and Syria, is bordered by open waters on two sides, the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the east. The Sinai Peninsula’s tiny land border to the northeast is with Israel, where Cairo has no fear of ISIS terrorists infiltrating the country

That leaves only Libya to the east and Sudan to the south, and both of them indeed are dangerous sources of jihadists and weapons.

But Egypt has one other factor running in its favor, and that is a fierce nationalism that worship and despite its dictators but always survives them by finding another.

ISIS was able to exploit a civil war in Syria and a total breakdown of sanity in Iraq to gain power.

Egypt is a different story. The country was divided between secularist and Islamists after the fall of Mubarak, but with only two sides fighting each other, the victor took the spoils. The Muslim Brotherhood swept into power, and then fell a year later, succeeded by a military regime until an election placed General Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in power last year.

The Sinai Peninsula is prime territory for ISIS. It is steeped in anarchy, neglected by Cairo for years, and its Bedouin tribes have carved out their own little fiefdoms.

Hamas and other terrorist organizations have exploited the vacuum of power over the past several years to carry out attacks in the Red Sea resort area and more recently on the army, but they always have been hit-and-run operations.

Geography and demography in the Sinai make it a wrong choice for ISIS. The Sinai is a desert. There are no major cities except for the Red Sea resort of El-Arish. The Egyptian air force Wednesday had no trouble in carrying out massive bombing raids on jihadist positions.

There was no worry of killing hundreds or even dozens of civilians, if there is such a creation in the criminal and terror-infested Sinai.

ISIS organized in the Sinai with the help of foreign intelligence, according to Egyptian military officials. It had no trouble smuggling weapons by sea from Sudan or from Gaza, but it would take a massive undercover infiltration outside of the Sinai and closer to Cairo for ISIS to be able to undermine the Egyptian regime.

Al-Sisi Wednesday night pre-empted a subversive Muslim Brotherhood-ISIS underground by approving drastic measures to expedite judicial proceedings against jihadists and their fund-raisers, with the death penalty hanging over their heads.

ISIS Vows to Conquer Gaza, Israel & Palestinian Authority

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

It had to happen sometime.

ISIS (Da’esh in Arabic) – not satisfied with the way Hamas terrorists have governed the Gaza region – has decided to seize control of the enclave itself.

And the terrorist organization says it does not plan to stop there, either — the group apparently issued a video statement Tuesday warning of its intent to conquer the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority as well, according to the Reuters news agency.

The video has been removed from the Internet, however.

“We will uproot the state of the Jews and you and Fatah, and all of the secularists are nothing and you will be overrun by our creeping multitudes,” a masked member of the terror group proclaimed in a message addressed to the “tyrants of Hamas,” according to Reuters.

“The rule of Shari’a (Islamic Law) will be implemented in Gaza in spite of you,” he went on. “We swear that what is happening in the Levant today, and in particular the Yarmouk camp (the Palestinian settlement in Damascus), will happen in Gaza.”

All of the above was quoted from the video released by ISIS in Syria this week. But it won’t be seen by the general public, since the video effectively no longer exists.

What is clear, however, is the growing power struggle taking place between Sunni Muslim Hamas — spawned by the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood based in Egypt — and the more extreme Salafi Muslims in Gaza. Since ISIS entered the enclave, that struggle has become increasingly complex. The two groups tend to cooperate on terror attacks against Israel, but disagree vehemently on how tightly to draw the reins of religious stringency around the necks of their people.

On Tuesday, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz accused Hamas of working together with members of an ISIS terror group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, based in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. The group, once affiliated with Al Qaeda, last year switched its allegiance to ISIS instead.

Hamas may have no choice if it wants to survive: In February 2014, the Mujahedeen Shura council in the Environs of Jerusalem issued a statement asserting their committment to “helping ISIS and bolstering its ranks.” Soon after, a video was uploaded to the Internet on social networking sites, showing Al Qaeda-linked Salafi jihadists meeting in Gaza to offer support and pledge allegiance to ISIS.

According to the Al-Monitor who interviewed someone who appeared in the footage, the video was shot in Gaza by “young men primarily driven by emotions to come to the aid of our brothers in Syria.”

“There is cooperation between [Hamas and ISIS] on weapons smuggling and terror attacks,” Katz told participants at a conference organized by the Israel Defense journal in Tel Aviv. “The Egyptians and Saudis both know this. At the same time – within Gaza – Da’esh has been defying Hamas. But the two fight a common cause against the Jews, whether they be in Israel or overseas.”

Hamas maintained a foreign outpost in Damascus until several years ago, when it was ousted from its base by President Bashar al-Assad. Currently Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal is comfortably ensconsed in new quarters in Turkey, courtesy of Muslim Brotherhood supporter President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, co-founder and leader of the country’s pro-Islamist AK Party.

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