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War and Foreign Policy



Pentagon Expert - Russia Will Annihilate US Army On Battlefield: Sputnik News


Congress Pushes For Development Of BANNED Missiles: Sputnik News


Porky May Escalate Donbass War To Win Election: Sputnik News


Tillerson gets chance to deliver message to North Korea in person: CNN


Pentagon Expert - Russia Will Annihilate US Army On Battlefield: Sputnik News


Congress Pushes For Development Of BANNED Missiles: Sputnik News


Porky May Escalate Donbass War To Win Election: Sputnik News


Tillerson gets chance to deliver message to North Korea in person: CNN


Trump Says U.S. Losing Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals: NBC News


Trump Finally Ends CIA Program Arming ISIS: The Daily Mail

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Immigration and Demographics



More Than Half of Harvards Incoming Freshman Class Nonwhite for First Time Ever: Sputnik News
And most of the "White" students are Jewish...

SC White Woman Student Jumps From Moving Car
To Escape Her Black Kidnapper Rapists:
The Daily Mail


Another Black On Black Fight On Coney Island: The Daily Mail


Turks & Caicos Violent Black Crime - 89% Black Pop: The Daily Mail


SC White Woman Student Jumps From Moving Car
To Escape Her Black Kidnapper Rapists:
The Daily Mail


Another Black On Black Fight On Coney Island: The Daily Mail


Turks & Caicos Violent Black Crime - 89% Black Pop: The Daily Mail


What's in the Trump-backed immigration bill: ABC News


Stephen Miller Dismisses Statue of Liberty Poem: US News and World Report


17 Yr Old Girl Gang Raped By Muslims At Festival
Immediate Castration And Execution:
The Daily Mail

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Elections and Politics



Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal: The New York Times


Whats Worse: Trumps Campaign Agenda or Empowering Generals and CIA Operatives to Subvert it?: The Intercept


A letter from H.R. McMaster said Susan Rice will keep her top-secret security clearance: Circa
The National Bugle has been warning you guys about McMaster. Please refer to this podcast.

Miller comments on Lazarus poem echo far-right opinions: The Washington Post


The Strange Case of Imran Awan Only fraud or something more?: The American Conservative


Wasserman Schultz Seemingly Planned To Pay Suspect Even While He Lived In Pakistan: The Daily Caller


'Collusion' Collapses: Dem Congressional Espionage Ring Takes Center Ring: The American Thinker


Trump Wants Final End To Witch Hunt Of Russia Probe : Sputnik News


Trump To Name Wall St Financier Scaramucci
As Communications Director:
Sputnik News


Is Batsh*t Crazy Maxine Waters Running For President?: The Daily Mail

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Other News



Ernst Zndel died on Saturday, August 5: Carolyn Yeager


Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Berlin: Press TV


Online Hate: YouTube Hides Supremacist Videos But Won't Take Down: International Business Times


Pedo Dennis Hastert Released Early From Prison: The Daily Mail


Colleges More Interested In PC Than Good Education: The Daily Mail


Elon Musk Says AI Is The


Sen. John McCain had aggressive brain tumor surgically removed: CNN


Protesters roll loudly through Senate office buildings, 155 arrested: CNN


DOJ: More than 400 charged in health care fraud schemes: CNN


Was Otto Warmbier an American Student or an Israeli Spy? : Gilad Atzmon

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News Summary


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Senators Cardin and Portman write to ACLU to defend anti-BDS bill

Ben Cardin

Sen. Ben Cardin speaking during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Oct. 1, 2015. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — An anti-BDS bill with strong bipartisan backing would not infringe on First Amendment protections, its sponsors said in a letter to the American Civil Liberties Union, which opposes the proposal.

“We cannot state this strongly enough: the bill does not ‘punish U.S. persons based solely on expressed political beliefs,'” says the letter sent Thursday by Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

The measure would expand existing law that bans boycotts imposed by foreign governments to include those imposed by international organizations.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Jewish Ohio Senate candidate condemns ADL, backs figures on ‘alt-lite’ list

Josh Mandel

Josh Mandel being interviewed by Roll Call in Washington, D.C, in 2012. (Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Josh Mandel, the Ohio treasurer who is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. senator, expressed solidarity with figures listed by the Anti-Defamation League as having a “hateful impact” on the political scene.

“Sad to see @ADL_National become a partisan witchhunt group targeting people for political beliefs,” Mandel said Thursday on Twitter. “I stand with @Cernovich & @JackPosobiec.”

Attached to his tweet was a tweet by Mike Cernovich, a blogger who was on the ADL list, with a link to an article by Cernovich claiming the ADL wanted him killed, although it cited no evidence.


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From The Times of Israel

Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

Former presidential candidate, 80, weighing treatment options after aggressive tumor found during removal of blood clot

July 20, 2017, 4:40 am
In this July 11, 2017, file photo arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 11, 2017. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
In this July 11, 2017, file photo arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 11, 2017. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement Wednesday.

The 80-year-old Republican has glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

“On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” his office said in a statement.

About 20,000 people in the US each year are diagnosed with a glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive type of brain tumor. The American Cancer Society puts the five-year survival rate for patients over 55 at about 4 percent.

The tumor digs tentacle-like roots into normal brain tissue. Patients fare best when surgeons can cut out all the visible tumor, which happened with McCain’s tumor, according to his office.


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From The Times of Israel

French left-wing head slams Macron for admitting French guilt in Holocaust

Melenchon blasts president for inviting Netanyahu, the ‘leader of the extreme right-wing government in Israel,’ to memorial event

July 20, 2017, 12:21 am
Jean-Luc Melenchon of the French far-left Parti de Gauche and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, attends a political rally on April 12, 2017 in Lille, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images via JTA)
Jean-Luc Melenchon of the French far-left Parti de Gauche and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, attends a political rally on April 12, 2017 in Lille, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images via JTA)

French left-wing leader Jean-Luc Melenchon slammed the country’s new president for saying that the French government was responsible for the deportation and death of French Jews during World War II.

In a blog post Wednesday (in French), Melenchon blasted Emmanuel Macron’s speech Sunday at a Holocaust commemoration event in which the president forcefully acknowledged his nation’s Holocaust-era guilt.

Melenchon charged that Macron inappropriately labeled the Vichy government, a client state of Nazi Germany, as the French government, when the legitimate French government was in exile in Britain at the time.

At the end of a long blog entry, Melenchon called it “totally unacceptable” to say that “France, as a people, as a nation, is responsible for this crime.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd R) pay their respects after laying wreaths during a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Vel d'Hiv roundup in Paris on July 16, 2017. (AFP Photo/Pool/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd R) pay their respects after laying wreaths during a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv roundup in Paris on July 16, 2017. (AFP Photo/Pool/Kamil Zihnioglu)


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From The Times of Israel

White nationalist, opponent charged in Sacramento melee

California wants to extradite right-wing activist who is currently jailed for hate crimes after posting ‘Fight Terror, Nuke Israel’

July 19, 2017, 11:55 pm
Clashes outside the California state Capitol Building in Sacramento on June 26, 2016. (screen capture: Twitter/Frances Wang)
Clashes outside the California state Capitol Building in Sacramento on June 26, 2016. (screen capture: Twitter/Frances Wang)

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — California authorities announced charges Tuesday against a white nationalist and a counter-protester after a violent melee outside the California state Capitol building last year, a number that falls far short of the 101 people the California Highway Patrol recommended charging.

The charges stem from June 2016, when 14 people came away with stab wounds, cuts and bruises after more than 300 counter-protesters, many of them wearing masks, confronted about 30 members of the white-nationalist Traditionalist Worker Party. Two of the injured people survived critical stabbings.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said other arrests are expected, but prosecutors rejected numerous other charges the highway patrol sought after its eight-month investigation.

Investigators could not learn the identities of those committing the most violent offenses, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Grippi said in a statement, and the district attorney’s office is not pursuing many of the more minor recommended charges.

A KCRA-TV reporter and his cameraman were confronted by protesters who shouted “no cameras” as they grabbed at their equipment.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Senators Cardin and Portman write to ACLU to defend anti-BDS bill

Ben Cardin

Sen. Ben Cardin speaking during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Oct. 1, 2015. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — An anti-BDS bill with strong bipartisan backing would not infringe on First Amendment protections, its sponsors said in a letter to the American Civil Liberties Union, which opposes the proposal.

“We cannot state this strongly enough: the bill does not ‘punish U.S. persons based solely on expressed political beliefs,'” says the letter sent Thursday by Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

The measure would expand existing law that bans boycotts imposed by foreign governments to include those imposed by international organizations.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Jewish Ohio Senate candidate condemns ADL, backs figures on ‘alt-lite’ list

Josh Mandel

Josh Mandel being interviewed by Roll Call in Washington, D.C, in 2012. (Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Josh Mandel, the Ohio treasurer who is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. senator, expressed solidarity with figures listed by the Anti-Defamation League as having a “hateful impact” on the political scene.

“Sad to see @ADL_National become a partisan witchhunt group targeting people for political beliefs,” Mandel said Thursday on Twitter. “I stand with @Cernovich & @JackPosobiec.”

Attached to his tweet was a tweet by Mike Cernovich, a blogger who was on the ADL list, with a link to an article by Cernovich claiming the ADL wanted him killed, although it cited no evidence.


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From The Times of Israel

White nationalist, opponent charged in Sacramento melee

California wants to extradite right-wing activist who is currently jailed for hate crimes after posting ‘Fight Terror, Nuke Israel’

July 19, 2017, 11:55 pm
Clashes outside the California state Capitol Building in Sacramento on June 26, 2016. (screen capture: Twitter/Frances Wang)
Clashes outside the California state Capitol Building in Sacramento on June 26, 2016. (screen capture: Twitter/Frances Wang)

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — California authorities announced charges Tuesday against a white nationalist and a counter-protester after a violent melee outside the California state Capitol building last year, a number that falls far short of the 101 people the California Highway Patrol recommended charging.

The charges stem from June 2016, when 14 people came away with stab wounds, cuts and bruises after more than 300 counter-protesters, many of them wearing masks, confronted about 30 members of the white-nationalist Traditionalist Worker Party. Two of the injured people survived critical stabbings.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said other arrests are expected, but prosecutors rejected numerous other charges the highway patrol sought after its eight-month investigation.

Investigators could not learn the identities of those committing the most violent offenses, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Grippi said in a statement, and the district attorney’s office is not pursuing many of the more minor recommended charges.

A KCRA-TV reporter and his cameraman were confronted by protesters who shouted “no cameras” as they grabbed at their equipment.


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From PressTV

Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:55AM
A Syrian rebel fighter fires a weapon in Ain Tarma, in the eastern Ghouta area, a rebel stronghold east of the capital Damascus, on July 17, 2017.
A Syrian rebel fighter fires a weapon in Ain Tarma, in the eastern Ghouta area, a rebel stronghold east of the capital Damascus, on July 17, 2017.

The Trump administration has decided to end the CIA’s years-long covert program to arm and train what they call Syrian moderate opposition, militants fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Quoting two unnamed US officials, The Washington Post reported the suspension of the program on Wednesday, while the CIA declined to comment on the topic. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders also declined to comment at the White House briefing.

The CIA program began in 2013 as part of the efforts by the Obama administration to overthrow Assad but produced no tangible results. Another downside of the program is that some armed and trained rebels defected to Daesh and other radical groups.

According to the officials, the shuttering of the program shows Trump’s attempts to bolster closer relations with Russia. “It’s a signal to Putin that the administration wants to improve ties to Russia," one of the officials said.

The decision to scrap the CIA program was made about a month ago, after an Oval Office meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and before Trump's July 7 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Germany, according to the officials. They also said that it was not part of US-Russian negotiations on a ceasefire in southwestern Syria.

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This is not the end of US involvement in Syria as Trump signed off in May on a plan to arm the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces -- a Kurdish rebel group -- using Department of Defense funds; and a separate effort by the US military to support other Syrian rebel groups with air strikes and other actions will continue, the officials said.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

B’nai B’rith slams State Dept. for saying ‘lack of hope’ drives terrorism

WASHINGTON (JTA) — B’nai B’rith International faulted the Trump administration for adopting the “Palestinian narrative” in the State Department’s annual report on terrorism.

In the report released this week, the State Department listed as “continued drivers of violence” a “lack of hope in achieving Palestinian statehood, Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank, settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, the perception that the Israeli government was changing the status quo on the Haram Al Sharif/Temple Mount, and IDF tactics that the Palestinians considered overly aggressive.”

“It is astonishing that State is parroting the false Palestinian narrative,” B’nai B’rith said in its statement Thursday. “If it were not released by the State Department, it would be easy to mistake the inflammatory and accusatory language as coming directly from the Palestinians.”

While such an assessment would be uncontroversial coming from a think tank or even Israeli security officials, it is unusual in a State Department statement, particularly under President Donald Trump, who has been outspoken in condemning Palestinian incitement.


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From PressTV

Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:35AM
This file photo shows smoke rising over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike by the US-led coalition. (By Reuters)
This file photo shows smoke rising over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike by the US-led coalition. (By Reuters)

In letters to the United Nations, Syria has demanded compensation from the US and its “illegitimate coalition” allies for bombing civilian targets and destroying the country’s infrastructure, calling for an immediate halt to such strikes.

Syria’s permanent mission at the United Nations made the comments in two letters addressed to the world body’s secretary-general and the UN Security Council’s president, RT reported on Friday.

The Damascus government “insists that these attacks must come to an end, and that the members of this illegitimate coalition must bear the political and legal responsibility for the destruction of infrastructure in the Syrian Arab Republic, including responsibility for compensation,” said the letters.

The letters also underlined that the ongoing US-led airstrikes – purportedly aimed at destroying Daesh terrorists – “continue to claim the lives of hundreds of innocent Syrian civilians.”

Such bombings have led to a “near-total destruction” of homes and vital infrastructure, including the “utter destruction” of oil and gas facilities, wrote the letters.

According to the report, in the letters – which were devised last week -- Damascus once again insisted on the illegitimacy of the US-led air campaign in Syria, emphasizing that it is being carried out in violation of international law as it lacks any form of authorization from the Syrian government.

Backing its assertions, Damascus further referred to two recent cases, where the coalition’s war planes destroyed Syrian oil and gas facilities.

Heavy smoke billows following an airstrike on the western frontline of Raqqah, Syria on July 17, 2017, during an offensive by the US-backed militants in the Arab nation. (Photo by AFP)

It pointed to the May 27 bombardment of Hasu Albu Awf village in Hasakah Province by the US-led jets, saying the assaults “completely” destroyed many homes and killed at least eight civilians, “most of them children.”

Such attacks, along with US and EU-imposed economic restrictions on Syria, “are impeding the maintenance of those economic facilities and jeopardizing the prospects for development and reconstruction” in the nation, the letters added.


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From PressTV

Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:38AM
A picture released by the media office of Lebanon's resistance movement Hezbollah on July 21, 2017, shows an artillery firing towards terrorists’ positions in Juroud Arsal, a mountainous region bordering Syria. (Via AFP)
A picture released by the media office of Lebanon's resistance movement Hezbollah on July 21, 2017, shows an artillery firing towards terrorists’ positions in Juroud Arsal, a mountainous region bordering Syria. (Via AFP)
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Fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement, backed by Syrian warplanes, have managed to liberate several border areas between the two countries from the clutches of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in an ongoing joint counter-terrorism operation.

Hezbollah fighters managed to liberate Sahl al-Raweh, Sahr al-Haweh, Wadi Dakik, Taftanaz and Wadi Zaarour Baren areas in the Juroud Arsal region on the outskirts of the Lebanese town of Arsal on Friday.

In the western Qalamoun mountains in Syria, Hezbollah fighters also recaptured al-Burkan hill and al-Koreh Awwal, Zalil al-Haj and Harf al-Sabah areas from terrorists, with the aid of heavy artillery fire.

The whole region straddles the border between the two countries and the joint operation to liberate its militant-areas began in the early hours of Friday. According to the Lebanese resistance movement and the Syrian army, the offensive will continue until the entire region in cleansed from the presence of Takfiri terrorists.

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 At least 17 terrorists were killed in the operation, in which five Hezbollah fighters also lost their lives.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

B’nai B’rith slams State Dept. for saying ‘lack of hope’ drives terrorism

WASHINGTON (JTA) — B’nai B’rith International faulted the Trump administration for adopting the “Palestinian narrative” in the State Department’s annual report on terrorism.

In the report released this week, the State Department listed as “continued drivers of violence” a “lack of hope in achieving Palestinian statehood, Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank, settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, the perception that the Israeli government was changing the status quo on the Haram Al Sharif/Temple Mount, and IDF tactics that the Palestinians considered overly aggressive.”

“It is astonishing that State is parroting the false Palestinian narrative,” B’nai B’rith said in its statement Thursday. “If it were not released by the State Department, it would be easy to mistake the inflammatory and accusatory language as coming directly from the Palestinians.”

While such an assessment would be uncontroversial coming from a think tank or even Israeli security officials, it is unusual in a State Department statement, particularly under President Donald Trump, who has been outspoken in condemning Palestinian incitement.


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From PressTV

Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:35AM
This file photo shows smoke rising over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike by the US-led coalition. (By Reuters)
This file photo shows smoke rising over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike by the US-led coalition. (By Reuters)

In letters to the United Nations, Syria has demanded compensation from the US and its “illegitimate coalition” allies for bombing civilian targets and destroying the country’s infrastructure, calling for an immediate halt to such strikes.

Syria’s permanent mission at the United Nations made the comments in two letters addressed to the world body’s secretary-general and the UN Security Council’s president, RT reported on Friday.

The Damascus government “insists that these attacks must come to an end, and that the members of this illegitimate coalition must bear the political and legal responsibility for the destruction of infrastructure in the Syrian Arab Republic, including responsibility for compensation,” said the letters.

The letters also underlined that the ongoing US-led airstrikes – purportedly aimed at destroying Daesh terrorists – “continue to claim the lives of hundreds of innocent Syrian civilians.”

Such bombings have led to a “near-total destruction” of homes and vital infrastructure, including the “utter destruction” of oil and gas facilities, wrote the letters.

According to the report, in the letters – which were devised last week -- Damascus once again insisted on the illegitimacy of the US-led air campaign in Syria, emphasizing that it is being carried out in violation of international law as it lacks any form of authorization from the Syrian government.

Backing its assertions, Damascus further referred to two recent cases, where the coalition’s war planes destroyed Syrian oil and gas facilities.

Heavy smoke billows following an airstrike on the western frontline of Raqqah, Syria on July 17, 2017, during an offensive by the US-backed militants in the Arab nation. (Photo by AFP)

It pointed to the May 27 bombardment of Hasu Albu Awf village in Hasakah Province by the US-led jets, saying the assaults “completely” destroyed many homes and killed at least eight civilians, “most of them children.”

Such attacks, along with US and EU-imposed economic restrictions on Syria, “are impeding the maintenance of those economic facilities and jeopardizing the prospects for development and reconstruction” in the nation, the letters added.


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From PressTV

Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:38AM
A picture released by the media office of Lebanon's resistance movement Hezbollah on July 21, 2017, shows an artillery firing towards terrorists’ positions in Juroud Arsal, a mountainous region bordering Syria. (Via AFP)
A picture released by the media office of Lebanon's resistance movement Hezbollah on July 21, 2017, shows an artillery firing towards terrorists’ positions in Juroud Arsal, a mountainous region bordering Syria. (Via AFP)
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Fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement, backed by Syrian warplanes, have managed to liberate several border areas between the two countries from the clutches of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in an ongoing joint counter-terrorism operation.

Hezbollah fighters managed to liberate Sahl al-Raweh, Sahr al-Haweh, Wadi Dakik, Taftanaz and Wadi Zaarour Baren areas in the Juroud Arsal region on the outskirts of the Lebanese town of Arsal on Friday.

In the western Qalamoun mountains in Syria, Hezbollah fighters also recaptured al-Burkan hill and al-Koreh Awwal, Zalil al-Haj and Harf al-Sabah areas from terrorists, with the aid of heavy artillery fire.

The whole region straddles the border between the two countries and the joint operation to liberate its militant-areas began in the early hours of Friday. According to the Lebanese resistance movement and the Syrian army, the offensive will continue until the entire region in cleansed from the presence of Takfiri terrorists.

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 At least 17 terrorists were killed in the operation, in which five Hezbollah fighters also lost their lives.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Why this poster of a Jewish man and a Muslim woman kissing caused a scandal in Europe

A poster in the Dutch city of Rotterdam encouraging free choice of romantic partners, May 25, 2017. (Courtesy of Femme for Freedom)

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — In a country where sex toys are displayed in shop windows and television commercials often feature nudity, a picture of a clothed, heterosexual couple kissing may not seem like the stuff of scandal.

But precisely such an image — part of a poster campaign celebrating diversity in the Netherlands — has triggered acrimonious debate, charges of racism, acts of vandalism and even threats by those who found it offensive.

The reason: The women pictured in a series of posters were wearing Muslim headscarves – including one woman who was shown kissing a man wearing a kippah.

To some of the detractors, the poster campaign was a provocation designed to upset the sensibilities of Dutch Muslims and other non-white minorities. But to campaign supporters — including some prominent members of the Dutch Jewish community — it was an important statement about the need to counter radicalism and coercion in the Netherlands’ growing Muslim minority.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Three Palestinians reported killed in riots over Temple Mount metal detectors

Israeli police and Palestinians clash in eastern Jerusalem, July 21, 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

(JTA) — Three Palestinians were killed in clashes between rioters and police in Jerusalem and the West Bank over the Israeli government’s decision to keep in place indefinitely metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount, the Palestinian media reported.

Thousands of Israeli soldiers and troops were deployed in eastern Jerusalem following riots Thursday, which resumed Friday afternoon, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. Six police officers and an unknown number of rioters were injured Friday outside the Old City of Jerusalem, a spokesman for the Israel Police reportedly told the Palestinian Maan news agency. The police said they were not immediately aware of fatalities in clashes.

According to Maan, a 18-year-old from the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan was shot in the neck. Another Palestinian died in the hospital from wounds he sustained during clashes in the a-Tur neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem. A third Palestinian sustained fatal injuries during a riot at the Abu-Dis village near Jerusalem, and later died of his wounds in a hospital in Ramallah, according to Maan. He was identified by local sources as 17-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Khalaf.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Thousands rally in Israel for same-sex couples who want to adopt

Hundreds protesting in support of the right of LGBT couples to adopt children, outside the Ministry of Absoption in Tel Aviv, July 20, 2017. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Thousands rallied in Tel Aviv to show their support for same-sex couples who want to adopt children.

The demonstrators held signs reading “We are not second class citizens” and “Bibi go home” at the rally Wednesday evening. Television anchor Nadav Borenstein and singer Harel Skaat, who are both gay, hosted the rally near the Kiriya military headquarters.

Clashes between protesters and police led to the arrest of five demonstrators., Ynet reported.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Businesses use Kushner’s White House connection to lure Chinese investors

Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner at Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s residence in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

(JTA) — Two businesses working with Jared Kushner’s family real estate company used his status  as a top aide to President Donald Trump to lure Chinese investors, even after the firm had apologized for touting the connection during a sales pitch in May, CNN reported.

References to Kushner are part of online promotions by two businesses that are working with Kushner Companies to find Chinese investors willing to invest in an apartment complex in Jersey City, New Jersey,  according to the CNN report published Friday.

The promotions for the project are posted in Chinese and refer to Kushner Companies as “real estate heavyweights,” going on to mention “the celebrity of the family is 30-something ‘Mr. Perfect’ Jared Kushner, who once served as CEO of Kushner Companies.”


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Brooklyn family of 5 kicked off JetBlue flight

(JTA) — A family of five from Brooklyn was sent off a JetBlue flight in Florida, with the reason in dispute.

Tamir Raanan and his wife, Mandy Ifrah, were ready to fly home with their three children from Fort Lauderdale last month when their 1-year-old daughter kicked the seat of the passenger in front of her.

Ifrah told the New York Daily News that she apologized to the woman and then set about calming her child. She also told other news outlets and airport security that the woman told her she should tie her child’s feet down before switching seats.

The airline asserted that after “a verbal altercation that included physical threats,” the family was asked to deplane.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Why this poster of a Jewish man and a Muslim woman kissing caused a scandal in Europe

A poster in the Dutch city of Rotterdam encouraging free choice of romantic partners, May 25, 2017. (Courtesy of Femme for Freedom)

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — In a country where sex toys are displayed in shop windows and television commercials often feature nudity, a picture of a clothed, heterosexual couple kissing may not seem like the stuff of scandal.

But precisely such an image — part of a poster campaign celebrating diversity in the Netherlands — has triggered acrimonious debate, charges of racism, acts of vandalism and even threats by those who found it offensive.

The reason: The women pictured in a series of posters were wearing Muslim headscarves – including one woman who was shown kissing a man wearing a kippah.

To some of the detractors, the poster campaign was a provocation designed to upset the sensibilities of Dutch Muslims and other non-white minorities. But to campaign supporters — including some prominent members of the Dutch Jewish community — it was an important statement about the need to counter radicalism and coercion in the Netherlands’ growing Muslim minority.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Three Palestinians reported killed in riots over Temple Mount metal detectors

Israeli police and Palestinians clash in eastern Jerusalem, July 21, 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

(JTA) — Three Palestinians were killed in clashes between rioters and police in Jerusalem and the West Bank over the Israeli government’s decision to keep in place indefinitely metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount, the Palestinian media reported.

Thousands of Israeli soldiers and troops were deployed in eastern Jerusalem following riots Thursday, which resumed Friday afternoon, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. Six police officers and an unknown number of rioters were injured Friday outside the Old City of Jerusalem, a spokesman for the Israel Police reportedly told the Palestinian Maan news agency. The police said they were not immediately aware of fatalities in clashes.

According to Maan, a 18-year-old from the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan was shot in the neck. Another Palestinian died in the hospital from wounds he sustained during clashes in the a-Tur neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem. A third Palestinian sustained fatal injuries during a riot at the Abu-Dis village near Jerusalem, and later died of his wounds in a hospital in Ramallah, according to Maan. He was identified by local sources as 17-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Khalaf.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Thousands rally in Israel for same-sex couples who want to adopt

Hundreds protesting in support of the right of LGBT couples to adopt children, outside the Ministry of Absoption in Tel Aviv, July 20, 2017. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Thousands rallied in Tel Aviv to show their support for same-sex couples who want to adopt children.

The demonstrators held signs reading “We are not second class citizens” and “Bibi go home” at the rally Wednesday evening. Television anchor Nadav Borenstein and singer Harel Skaat, who are both gay, hosted the rally near the Kiriya military headquarters.

Clashes between protesters and police led to the arrest of five demonstrators., Ynet reported.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Businesses use Kushner’s White House connection to lure Chinese investors

Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner at Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s residence in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

(JTA) — Two businesses working with Jared Kushner’s family real estate company used his status  as a top aide to President Donald Trump to lure Chinese investors, even after the firm had apologized for touting the connection during a sales pitch in May, CNN reported.

References to Kushner are part of online promotions by two businesses that are working with Kushner Companies to find Chinese investors willing to invest in an apartment complex in Jersey City, New Jersey,  according to the CNN report published Friday.

The promotions for the project are posted in Chinese and refer to Kushner Companies as “real estate heavyweights,” going on to mention “the celebrity of the family is 30-something ‘Mr. Perfect’ Jared Kushner, who once served as CEO of Kushner Companies.”


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Brooklyn family of 5 kicked off JetBlue flight

(JTA) — A family of five from Brooklyn was sent off a JetBlue flight in Florida, with the reason in dispute.

Tamir Raanan and his wife, Mandy Ifrah, were ready to fly home with their three children from Fort Lauderdale last month when their 1-year-old daughter kicked the seat of the passenger in front of her.

Ifrah told the New York Daily News that she apologized to the woman and then set about calming her child. She also told other news outlets and airport security that the woman told her she should tie her child’s feet down before switching seats.

The airline asserted that after “a verbal altercation that included physical threats,” the family was asked to deplane.


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From The Times of Israel

A screenshot from a video of an Israeli family being removed from a JetBlue flight to New York from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on June 21, 2017. (Screen Capture: YouTube)
A screenshot from a video of an Israeli family being removed from a JetBlue flight to New York from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on June 21, 2017. (Screen Capture: YouTube)

An Israeli expat family said they were removed from a JetBlue flight last month after their 1-year-old daughter kicked the back of the seat in front of her.

In an interview with the New York Post on Wednesday, Brooklyn couple Mandy Ifrah and Tamir Raanan said they were returning home with their three daughters from a wedding in Florida when their toddler kicked the seat in front of them.

“She is about to have a bottle and kicked the lady in front of us,” Ifrah said. “The lady huffed and puffed. She got up and said, ‘You should hold your baby’s feet.’ I said, ‘She is a baby — what would you like me to do? I’m sorry, and I am trying my best to control the situation right now.'”

After the passenger moved to a nearby empty seat, Ifrah said she believed that the matter was over, but the plane returned to the gate and a supervisor for the airliner came to escort them off the plane.

In video of the incident filmed by the family, the JetBlue employee repeatedly asks the family to follow him off the plane in order to discuss the matter, while Ifrah can be heard saying, “I am not taking my kids off this plane” and “This is ridiculous.”


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