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Lebanese beauty queen stripped of title over Israel visit

A Swedish-Lebanese beauty queen was stripped of her crown after pageant organizers discovered she visited Israel last year, the London-based Independent reported Wednesday. Via: Bethan McKernan    The winner of a Lebanese beauty pageant has been stripped of her title just one week after winning her crown, local media has reported. Swedish-Lebanese Amanda Hanna won Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017 earlier this month but was ...

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UK Terrorism: ‘Enough’ is Not ‘Enough’

Were terror attacks like this simply something that the British public would have to get used to, as the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, had suggested? What if the public did not want to get used to them? Via: Douglas Murray       That the UK authorities allowed the “Al-Quds Day” march to proceed through the streets of London and for ...

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DRIVE THEM OUT: From Cairo to Riyadh, Trump Urged Action on Terror

Critics will argue upon first inspection that President Trump’s speech to Arab leaders in Riyadh today was scarcely a shift from President Obama’s infamous, fawned over lecture in Cairo in 2009. Those critics are incorrect. Via: Raheem Kassam They’re incorrect because they’ll tend to be journalists, activists, think-tankers, politicians, or pundits. In other words: no business people. The speech President Trump ...

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Inside Iran May 21, 2017

A commander of an IRGC brigade spoke in an interview about the IRGC’s activities in Syria. He said Iran was operating with three regional headquarters in Syria. He claimed Iran did not provide financial support for Syrian fighters but only vital military advice for Syrian army operations. He also said the widespread rumors of the alleged death of Qasem Soleimani, ...

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Israel Scores Moral Victory At UNESCO While Sweden Disgraces Itself

Tuesday, May 2, was a good day for Israel at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization but not such a good day for the Arab bloc and their allies. As Israel was celebrating its 69thyear of independence, the Arab bloc, instigated by the “Palestinians” and composed of dysfunctional nations like Lebanon and Sudan, submitted anti-Semitic resolution to UNESCO’s executive board ...

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Erdogan is openly challenging Europe

This is the first time that Erdogan is openly challenging a concerted European stand.  Via: gatestoneinstitute.org Turkey’s foreign policy and the rhetoric that presumably went to support it, has, during the past several years, aimed less at achieving foreign policy goals and more at consolidating voters’ support for the Ankara government. Self-aggrandizing behavior has predominantly shaped policy and functioned to please ...

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U.S. boycotts UN human rights council debate on Israel and Palestinians

The U.S. is boycotting a session at the U.N. Human Rights Council that focuses on Palestine and other Arab occupied territories, saying it is biased against Israel.   Via: cbsnews.com In a statement Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley took aim at a permanent agenda item at the council focusing on Israel and the Palestinian territories — the only ...

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The 23 most powerful nations on earth

The US has retained its position as the world’s most powerful nation, despite declining respect for its leadership. That’s according to US News and World Report, which has released the latest edition of its annual “Best Countries” study. Via: businessinsider.com  The media organisation evaluated 80 countries across a range of criteria, including cultural history, citizenship, and quality of life. Another key measure ...

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Tillerson To U.N. Rights Council: Reform or We’re Leaving

The Trump administration is threatening a withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council if it does not undertake “considerable reform,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned a group of nine non-profit organizations in a letter this week. Via: foreignpolicy.com The correspondence, obtained by Foreign Policy, explains the Trump administration’s rationale for considering a departure from the 47-member organization. An immediate withdrawal from ...

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Russia Became the Middle East’s New Power Broker

On the morning of January 11, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar climbed up the companionway of an aircraft carrier floating off the Mediterranean port of Tobruk. As a Marine band played and an honor guard presented arms, an admiral in a white full-dress uniform greeted the Libyan strongman, who was a senior commander in the U.S.-backed rebel forces that ousted the ...

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