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Iran Celebrates ObamaDeal with Chants of ‘Death to America

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led tens led tens of thousands of Iranians to scream “death to America” and “death to Israel chants Saturday, five days after  the United States and five other world powers reached agreement on a nuclear deal.

Khamenei did not specifically criticize or praise the agreement, leading American pundits to conclude that he was just letting off steam to please the hard-liners., and so what if President Barack Obama hailed an agreement with a country that loves to hate?

Khamenei spoke on national television on Saturday, during the Eid a-Ftir celebrations concluding the daily fasts in the Muslim month of Ramadan, and poured salt on the fresh wound President Barack Obama has suffered in his weak defense of the deal.

Khamenei told throngs in Tehran:

Our policy regarding the arrogant U.S. government will not change. We don’t have any negotiations or deal with the U.S. on different issues in the world or the region.

Whether [the deal is] ratified or not, we will not give up on our friends in the region.

And who are his friends? For starters there is Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, who owes his life to Iran for remaining alive, at least for the time being. And then there is Hezbollah, for which ObamaDeal is a multi-billion bonanza for buying even more missiles to aim at Israel and to fund terrorist attacks against Jews around the world.

Khamenei’s appearance dispels reports that he is about to die from cancer. His performance Saturday was at least par for the course in his making President Obama look like a dishrag. Congress may confirm the agreement, but Khamenei is going to embarrass the president as much as possible.

The Supreme Leader of Iran bragged that the United States has no other choice “but to tolerate the spinning of a few thousand centrifuges” in Iran.

President Obama last week admitted that the United States made foreign policy mistakes by backing a coup in 1953 and backing Iraq’s Saddam Hussein in the eight-year with Iran in the 1980s.

The admission gave Khamenei an opening that he stretched, saying:

He [Obama] mentioned two or three points but did not confess to tens of others. I am telling you, you are making a mistake now, in different parts of this region, but especially about the Iranian nation. Wake up, Stop making mistakes. Understand the reality.

Isn’t it interesting that Obama is getting the same message from Israel, Saudi Arabia and more than half of Congress?

Below is a video from CNN of Khamenei’s speech and the hate chants.

Jerusalem Arabs Attack Bus Passengers near Gilo

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Jerusalem Arabs celebrated Ramadan Thursday night by pelting an Egged passenger bus with rocks.

No injuries were reported after the rock-throwing assault on the No. 33 bus below the Gilo neighborhood n southern Jerusalem, according to The Muqata blog site.

Elderly Israeli Farmer Was Killed by Palestinian Authority Arabs

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) released gag order Thursday and revealed that two Palestinian Authority Arabs have been arrested for the murder of a 70-year-old Jewish farmer south of Tel Aviv last month.

Police had claimed that the murder was carried out by criminals who tried to rob David Bar-Kapara of Rehovot and who was their employer and whom they knew was carrying a large amount of cash.

The two suspects were identified as Mujahid and Ala Assi, both 21 years old from the Palestinian Authority village in Beit Lakia in Samaria.

Security officials still insist that the suspects murdered the elderly farmer only after he resisted an attempt to rob him but also admitted that there were overtones of terror in the murder.

One of Bar-Kapara’s sons told Voice of Israel radio (Reshet Bet) that the murderers were terrorists. They explained that the killers have been involved in terror and that could easily have stolen his vehicle, worth more than $25,000 and other equipment instead of simply trying to rob money from him.

The murderers, who were working illegally for Bar-Kapara, have previously been involved in rock-throwing terror. They beat the farmer to death in his vineyard.

The Shin Bet said that the suspects attempted only to rob, and not kill, their victim but added, “Their involvement in terror prior to the murder and the rise in terrorist attacks during the month of Ramadan must be taken into account.”


Exposé: Settlements Frozen as Netanyahu Strikes Secret Deals with Abbas, Herzog

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

(JNi.media) A series of secret meetings between Israeli and Palestinian officials, representing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas respectively, is being held for several months now, and has led to a series of measures to ease the tension between the two parties, Walla revealed.

Among other things, the ongoing, secret meetings have stopped the Palestinian appeal to the UN and other international organizations, while slowing down construction in the settlements.

A Palestinian source described this as merely “a new assessment of the situation in the region, not an agreement.”

Also: a new understanding is emerging between Netanyahu and Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog regarding expanding the current coalition government (see at the end of this report).

The secret meetings were the forum that forged the Israeli decision to make meaningful concessions to the Palestinians during the holy month of Ramadan, as PA residents were given dawn-to-sundown permits to cross the green line in order to worship on the Temple Mount.

Although given for the daytime only, the permits were otherwise unrestricted, and many Palestinians took advantage of them to visit Israel’s beaches and other tourist attractions.

But that concession was just the tip of the iceberg in thawing Israeli-Palestinian relations (mixed metaphor in the original Walla story). This new understanding between the two sides has been in place for three months, driven by both sides’ desire to keep the calm in view of the geopolitical unrest sweeping much of the Middle East.

“The parties understand each other’s needs,” one anonymous source told Walla.

As to building in Judea and Samaria settlements, current construction continues, but for several months now there have been no new permits issued for future construction plans.

An Israeli source told Walla that permits are only being issued for construction classified as “natural expansion,” and nothing more. But the source attributed the slowdown in construction to fear of negative reaction from the international community, rather than the application of a negotiated understanding with the PA.

On Monday, a group of council heads in Judea and Samaria who had met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israeli media that he said to them “it is impossible to further develop the settlements, we need instead to maintain what there is.

Netanyahu reportedly told one council head at the meeting: “You’re worried about your community’s interests, I’m worried about the interests of the entire country.”

According to senior sources on the Palestinian side, further trust building measures between Netanyahu and Abbas are expected soon. Among other things, a senior cabinet minister will be meeting with a senior PLO official overseas. There is an expectation that Israel will unfreeze economic plans in the Israeli-controlled Area C, facilitate Palestinian family reunification inside green-line Israel, and arm Palestinian security forces.

The Prime Minister’s Office said that the report is incorrect. There was no response from the office of PLO head negotiator Saeb Erekat.

The new understanding with the Palestinians is only one of a few revelations of the Netanyahu Administration. The other, which may soon generate a minor earthquake in Israeli politics, is with the Zionist Camp, a.k.a. the Labor party.

The Prime Minister met on Tuesday night with leader of the Knesset opposition parties, Yitzhak Herzog (Labor), to discuss the Iran deal. Netanyahu updated Herzog on the reports given at the cabinet meeting regarding the security implications of the agreement. Speaking to the press, Herzog stressed his commitment to doing everything for Israel’s security in the new situation. Netanyahu said he values very much the agreement with the opposition on the danger to state security, adding that on this issue, relating to the most significant national interest, it is important to show the world a united front.

Freed Islamic Jihad Terror Hunger Striker Re-arrested

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Freed Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist Khader Adnan, released on Sunday from an Israeli prison by virtue of having carried out a 56-day hunger strike, managed to get himself re-arrested the next day — literally within hours.

Adnan was again arrested by Monday because he illegally entered the Old City of Jerusalem in an attempt to access the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount. This week is the final week in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Numerous Jews are also arrested each month for illegally attempting to access the holy site as well. The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism, and the third holiest site in Islam.

According to Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld, Adnan is “an Islamic Jihad activist and is prohibited for this reason from entering Israeli territory.”

He was released within a few hours, and sent back to his Palestinian Authority hometown of Jenin, in Samaria.

Food Poisoning Kills 45 ISIS Fighters

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

45 ISIS fighters died on Monday night after eating poisoned food at a group Iftar meal in Mosul, Iraq. The report was released by Al Sumaria News, a Kurdish paper.

The Iftar meal is the one Muslims consume after the day’s Ramadan fasting is over.

While the source of this poisoning is unknown, in November, the Times of Iraq reported that Syrian Free Army Rebels and the local cooks had poisoned the food of ISIS fighters in the Fath El-Sahel camp, killing dozens of them.

Allahu Achbar.

No Entry to Jews on Temple Mount for 10 Days

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

The Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem is closed to Jews for the next ten days in observance of the final third of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and its culminating holiday, Eid al-Fitr.

The notice says that due to the final ten days of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the Temple Mount will be closed until after the final Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr to all but Muslims, and offers and apology. There is no English translation provided for tourists.

The notice says that due to the final ten days of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the Temple Mount will be closed until after the final Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr to all but Muslims, and offers and apology. There is no English translation provided for tourists.

The message notifying Israelis they would not be allowed to enter the site was posted in Hebrew, and no English-language translation was written alongside. This made it clear that (1) the prohibition is specific to Israeli Jews, and (2) the Israeli government is clearly aware of just how antithetical to a democratic society such a decision, and would appear to foreign tourists.

Israel has allowed hundreds of Palestinian Authority Arabs from Judea, Samaria, Gaza and even from abroad to cross the pre-1967 border to access the site to pray at the Al Aqsa mosque. As happens ever year during Ramadan, there have then followed a number of violent riots by those same Muslim worshipers, due to the Islamic clerics who incite their followers into a frenzy of hatred with their sermons, prompting Israeli police to then close the Temple Mount to Jewish and other visitors.

For years, various lawmakers have tried to end this vicious cycle by proposing legislation that would put an end to closing the Temple Mount in response to riots: rather, the site would be closed to the rioters instead.

The site is believed to be the location of the Holy of Holies of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, the holiest site in Judaism, and also the third holiest site in Islam.

After its restoration to Israel in the 1967 Six Day War, Israel agreed as a gesture of peace to allow its former Jordanian occupier to maintain control over the Islamic holy site. The Islamic Waqf Authority continues to administer control over the site to this day, although Israel Police and other Israeli security personnel hold the ultimate authority over the area.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/no-entry-to-jews-on-temple-mount-for-10-days/2015/07/07/

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