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Bill Clinton’s Own Warning About Fissile Material Being Used in Capitol Truck Campaign

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

This truck and another like it are circling around the U.S. Capitol this afternoon as debate has begun on the Iran nuclear deal. They’re sponsored by StandWithUs, an international Israel education organization, and intend to “represent how little nuclear material it takes to cause severe destruction, quoting former president Bill Clinton.” And while today’s appearance coincides […]

Dem Iran Deal Opponent Introduces Authorization of Military Force Against Islamic Republic

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

On the very first day back from recess, as the House prepared to begin Wednesday debate on the Iran nuclear deal, a Democratic opponent of the agreement introduced his resolution to authorize military force against the Islamic Republic. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) sits on the House Rules Committee that determined the guidelines for the upcoming […]

Official White House Veto Threat: Congress Shootdown of Iran Deal ‘Would Deal Devastating Blow to America’s Credibility’

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Soon after the House Rules Committee began debating the terms for Wednesday’s floor debate on the Iran nuclear deal, the White House issued its formal veto threat on the resolution offered by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.). “Enactment of the resolution would greatly undermine our national security interests on multiple fronts,” said […]

BREAKING: Turkey Explodes in Political Violence as Obama Ally Erdogan Unleashes Shock Troops

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

Political violence exploded in Turkey today as supporters of Islamist President Recep Erdogan’s AKP Party attacked newspapers and offices of opposition political parties. In June, Erdogan’s AKP lost seats in the Parliament and could not secure an absolute majority to form a government. Refusing to allow the opposition parties to do so, Erdogan announced new […]

Manchin a ‘No’ Vote on Iran Deal: ‘To Be a Superpower, You Must Possess Super Diplomatic Skills’

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) says he’ll vote against the Iran nuclear deal, and said this morning “to those who were upset by my deliberations, I would simply say that the decision to pursue diplomacy is every bit as consequential as the decision to pursue war.” Manchin said he was initially supportive of the diplomatic efforts […]

VIDEO: Former Al-Qaeda Leader Says Obama-Aligned Muslim Brotherhood ‘Is One of the Most Dangerous Organizations’

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

I had the opportunity to escort a U.S. congressional delegation to Egypt last week — we were sponsored by the Cairo-based Center for North Africa and Near East Security Studies. One of the common themes we heard from senior government officials and experts was the active role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the ongoing terror […]

German Pastor Claims that Hundreds of Muslim Refugees Are Converting to Christianity

Monday, September 7th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

In the midst of the controversy surrounding Muslim refugees flooding into Europe, the pastor of one small church in Berlin is claiming that hundreds of refugees are turning to Christianity at the church he leads. Pastor Gottfried Martens has seen his congregation at the evangelical Trinity Church grow from 150 to more than 600 in just […]

Trump Supporters Reveal Seedy Underbelly Bent on Destroying the Republican Party

Monday, September 7th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

http://t.co/c3nMBKdllP Here is NR list of authors. At least, AT LEAST, 40% to half are Jewish. Is that representative of USA? #NRORevolt — EricStriker (@Pr0tocolsrReal) September 7, 2015 Jonah Goldberg penned a well-thought out analysis of the impact Trump supporters are having on the Republican Party, specifically the conservative movement. In this piece published at […]

As Iran Deal Is Talked Up in Washington, Israel, Iran Prepare for War

Monday, September 7th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

IMRA reports: With an eye on Iran and other complex, heavily defended theaters, Israel is building up the infrastructure and indigenous capabilities needed to begin operating its first F-35 Adir (Awesome) stealth strike fighters by the end of 2017. …“The stealth and other advanced capabilities provided by this fifth-generation fighter are self-evident,” an IAF officer told Defense News when asked […]

State Department Funds BDS Movement

Monday, September 7th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Now that a new academic year is upon us, pro-Israel advocates are gearing up for another round of boycott/divestment/sanctions (BDS) blather on many an American college campus. As the most recent Israeli elections taught us, if you want to know who you’re up against, just follow the money. As The Algemeiner reports: The controversial New […]

Iran: If Sanctions Not Removed, ‘We Could Increase the Number of Our Centrifuges to 40,000 or 50,000′

Friday, September 4th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The leader of Friday prayers in Tehran today warned that Iran could significantly increase its centrifuges if it doesn’t think the U.S. is playing fair in the nuclear deal. The remarks of Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami, a senior member of the Assembly of Experts, came the day after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed the […]

Ayatollah: No Deal Without ‘Removal, Not Suspension, of Sanctions’

Friday, September 4th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

In remarks to Iranian clerics and tweeted on his official account Thursday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said there will be no deal if sanctions are only suspended. Khamenei said he was acting off recent comments by U.S. officials, but he may have been referring to the administration’s assertion that sanctions will “snap back” if […]

State Dept.: ‘It’s Possible’ Projected Number of Syrian Refugees Brought to U.S. Could Grow

Friday, September 4th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

State Department spokesman John Kirby said the United States is on track to accept about 3,000 Syrian refugees this year, but that’s not a cap and “it’s fair to say that we are going to continue to look at this and the numbers could grow.” Germany, by comparison, is projected to top 800,000 Syrian refuges […]

Booker Announces Support for Iran Deal Hours Before Jewish Constituents’ Rally to Urge His ‘No’ Vote

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced his backing for the Iran nuclear deal just hours before a scheduled Jewish community meeting in his home state to urge the senator to oppose the accord. The community gathering is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, N.J. Speakers will include Rabbi Daniel […]

PHOTOS: Christians in Syrian City Pay Tax to ISIS Just to Live

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

ISIS released these chilling images today of Syrian Christians lined up in the rows of a theater or lecture hall to pay their tax — the jizya — in lieu of converting to Islam. When the Islamic State moves into an area, Christians are officially told to convert, pay a high tax that’s out of […]

Iran Commander: We’re Getting Prepared to Overthrow Israel

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

As the White House secured their last needed vote to block a veto override in the Senate on the nuclear deal, Iran unleashed a double-pronged attack: vowing to block inspector access to some sites, and vowing to continue preparations to destroy Israel. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said today that the International Atomic […]

Democratic Party Now Responsible for Iran’s Next Steps

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - by Michael T. Hamilton

Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski’s announcement Wednesday that she intends to supply the infamous Iran deal with its 34th vote is the latest reminder of the president’s uncanny ability to vacuum up facts, opinions, international allies, Republican strategy, and members of his own party until only a few crucial votes remain. It takes a strange vacuum […]

Retiring Mikulski Becomes Final Vote Obama Needs to Override Iran Deal Veto

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The morning after Maryland’s Jewish community rallied against the Iran nuclear deal as dangerous and threatening the existence of Israel, one of the state’s senators became the last vote President Obama needed to override a veto. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who is retiring at the end of her term next year,  issued her statement just […]

Hillary Emails: Sid Blumenthal Rips Netanyahu as One Who ‘Can Never Equal His Dead Brother,’ Hillary Responds with ‘I Told You So’

Monday, August 31st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

A new trove of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department tonight includes scathing opinions about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from close confidante Sidney Blumenthal — and an agreement in internet slang from Hillary. Blumenthal was an aide to President Clinton and has been a longtime loyalist of the Clinton family, so fiercely […]

Activists Slam Wasserman Schultz After Resolution Backing Iran Deal Blocked from DNC Vote

Monday, August 31st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

An activist group that has been lobbying hard for congressional approval of the Iran nuclear deal accused Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) should be ousted after blocking a vote on an Iran resolution at the DNC’s summer meeting in Minneapolis. The resolution would have put the DNC on record as supporting President […]

Israel Confirms Iran Stockpiling Ballistic Missiles

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Via IMRA: Israel is keeping a “very sharp eye” on Iran’s modernized ballistic missile arsenal and will be “ready to respond” should the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) attempt to export the new Fateh 313 to Lebanon- or Syria-based proxies, a defense official says. “We assess that Iran has begun to stockpile them,” the official said of the 500-kilometer-range, solid-fueled […]

Obama Lets American Journo Rot in Iranian Jail While Negotiating with Islamic Republic

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Iran prepares fateful verdict on Jason Rezaian http://t.co/i0QGYjf2uX #JPost #MiddleEast pic.twitter.com/zscjnuhMsZ — The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) August 30, 2015   The Jerusalem Post reports: A verdict has been reached in the trial of American journalist Jason Rezaian, the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network reported on Sunday. “The verdict on Jason Rezaian has been issued, […]

‘Shirley Temper’ and the Reality of Pallywood Hits Mainstream Media

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

We present the Tamimi family. A well known Pallywood activist family who ambushed the soldier for publicity. pic.twitter.com/wVeocGF9dx — IDF Elite (@idfelite) August 30, 2015   The UK Daily Mail has finally caught on to the reality of Pallywood, the nickname for the professional Palestinian activists who pose in suffering mode for social media and […]

Obama on Israel Relationship: ‘My Best Friends Are the Ones I Can Be Honest With’ If ‘I Think They’re Wrong’

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama argued for the Iran nuclear deal in a webcast to the Jewish community today, saying that Iran won’t be spending their sanctions-relief windfall on anything nefarious that they haven’t already been doing. The event was hosted by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and The Jewish Federations of North America, […]

IG Looking Into Allegations that Obama Admin Pressured Intel Analysts to Downplay ISIS

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

From the first moments President Obama took office, he has downplayed threats from radical Islamists. He was elected based on his promise to bring the troops home. He was reelected after claiming that al -Qaeda was “decimated.” Al-Qaeda was nothing of the sort. And while the United States withdrew from the Middle East, an even […]

ISIS’ British ‘Cyber Caliphate’ Leader Reportedly Killed in Airstrike

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The head of ISIS’ “cyber caliphate” has been killed in an airstrike, a Syrian monitoring group said. Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, a grassroots ISIS opposition group that has reporters within the Islamic State, broke the news about Brit Junaid Hussain. ISIS accounts on Twitter have had mixed acknowledgment and denial of the Birmingham man’s […]

Iraq Begins Documenting Christian Persecution

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

The Iraqi government has for the first time begun collecting and documenting statistics on Christian persecution in the country. Some of the figures include 7,000 violations against property belonging to Christians since 2003 and a decrease in the Christian population of Iraq of over a million during the same timeframe. One report in June claimed […]

U.S. Convenes First UN Security Council Meeting on Gay Rights

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The Obama administration lauded as “historic” Monday’s first-of-its-kind meeting at the UN Security Council on gay rights, organized by the U.S. Missions at the UN and Chile. Much of the meeting focused on the murder of homosexuals by ISIS, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and other groups in the region including the Al-Nusra Front, but […]

House Dem: Iran Deal ‘Makes War More Likely’

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Many of the Democrats who have come out against the Iran nuclear deal, such as Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), are veteran lawmakers who have less to fear than young members in terms of repercussions from leadership or the administration for defying the president. But a […]

There Are No ‘Secret Side Deals’ Between IAEA and Iran, Says Admin, Just ‘Confidential’ Deals

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The Obama administration stressed today that there’s nothing secret about the pacts between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency — the documents that Congress isn’t allowed to view and the White House isn’t allowed to posses are simply confidential. The Associated Press last week leaked text of one of the documents it was able […]

State Dept.: It Could Have Made U.S. Hostages’ Situation ‘Worse’ if We Linked Them to Iran Deal

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The State Department’s spokesman told CNN this morning that one reason U.S. hostages weren’t included in the Iran nuclear deal is because it could have made their situation “worse.” Retired FBI agent Bob Levinson went missing nearly eight years ago, likely taken by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. U.S. Marine veteran Amir Hekmati marks his fourth […]

VIDEO: Veterans Note Iran Behind U.S. Deaths, But We’ll Totally Catch Nuke Deal Violations!

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

A think-tank and lobbying organization with Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter on the board of directors is running an ad in support of the Iran deal featuring veterans who say their colleagues suffered at the hands of Tehran’s involvement with Iraq insurgents. The Truman National Security Project is running the spots as a 501(c)(4) […]

European Train Attacker Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’Terrorism

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

Quick action by unarmed off-duty U.S. servicemen on a high speed train from Amsterdam to Paris narrowly averted tragedy yesterday as they subdued a terrorist gunman before he could begin his rampage. And according to multiple reports, the suspect in custody was known to multiple European intelligence agencies — yet another case of what I […]

Islamic War on Christianity Continues: ISIS Bulldozes Catholic Monastery in Syria

Friday, August 21st, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

While most of the MSM was sleeping… Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants have destroyed a historic monastery seized in their latest advance across central Syria. Photographs appeared online of fighters from Isil with bulldozers at the Mar Elian monastery in Al-Qaryatain, in Homs province. The monitoring group Syrian Observatory of Human […]

State Dept.: We Totally Trust IAEA with Inspections Where Only Iran Can Inspect

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The State Department said today that everybody shouldn’t worry about the Iran side agreements, because the International Atomic Energy Agency will do a great job with inspections where they’re not allowed. Press secretary John Kirby was grilled about an Associated Press story focusing on a draft seen of one of the final inspection agreements. According […]