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Trump cuts more than $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians

Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is leading an effort to craft a peace plan meant to launch negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians to end the decades-long conflict. By –  Reuters The United States is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department said on Friday, amid a deteriorating relationship with the Palestinian leadership. ...

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Angela Merkel’s soaring hypocrisy on Iran

Meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan on Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for tough action in response to destabilizing Iranian activities. It’s the height of hypocrisy. By –  Tom Rogan Merkel claimed that “Iran’s aggressive tendencies must not only be discussed, but rather we need solutions urgently … we see Iran’s activities with regard to Israel’s security and with regard to ...

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Jordanian tribe threatens to ‘shake’ country unless jailed figurehead freed

Leaders of one of Jordan’s most powerful tribes have threatened to “shake the pillars of the Jordanian state” unless a prominent opposition figure arrested for calling for political change is released within hours. By – middleeasteye.net At a press conference late on Sunday, the son of Fares al-Fayez said members of the Beni Sakhr tribe would block the main road between ...

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Egypt monitoring developments in Jordan amid Muslim Brotherhood fears

Egyptian concerns over the situation in Jordan were manifest in a phone conversation between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordanian King Abdullah II. By – Ahmed Megahid In a statement following the call, the Egyptian presidency said talks between the two leaders concerned developments in the Middle East and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. However, those with knowledge about Egypt’s geostrategic interests ...

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The tragedy of the Arabs

A THOUSAND years ago, the great cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo took turns to race ahead of the Western world. Islam and innovation were twins. The various Arab caliphates were dynamic superpowers—beacons of learning, tolerance and trade. Yet today the Arabs are in a wretched state. Even as Asia, Latin America and Africa advance, the Middle East is held ...

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Middle East Christians on the Eve of Destruction

Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories are amongst the most dangerous places on earth for Christians, according to a new report. By – Simon Kent  Although Christians claim the area as their Biblical heartland alongside Israel, persecution and discrimination, especially in the past 15 years, means they now constitute no more than three to four per cent per cent of the region’s population, down from ...

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Muslim Countries Refuse Refugee

Five of the wealthiest Muslim countries have taken no Syrian refugees in at all, arguing that doing so would open them up to the risk of terrorism. Although the oil rich countries have handed over aid money, Britain has donated more than Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar combined. Via: Donna Rachel Edmunds Between 10 and 12 million Syrians have ...

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Inside the Global Jihad September 7, 2017

Main events of the week              ISIS continues its string of setbacks: In Syria – on 1 September 2017 the SDF announced they had completed the capture of the Old City of Al-Raqqah. According to the SDF, they are now in control of 65% of the city. At the same time the Syrian regime forces and ...

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Secret U.S. Drone Base Reportedly Spotted in Jordan

A base thought to house U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drones has been spotted in satellite imagery in the north of the country, likely as part of anti-ISIS efforts in the region Via: haaretz.com A previously unknown U.S. drone base has been spotted in northern Jordan using satellite imagery, the War is Boring website has reported. If true, the secret base marks the second such base in ...

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Western citizens: Accept Islamic Terror as the New Normal

“The use of terror under this doctrine [luring and terrorizing] is a legitimate sharia obligation.” — Salman Al Awda, mainstream Muslim sheikh, on the Al Jazeera television show “Sharia and Life”. Via: Nonie Darwish Part of the tarhib or “terrorizing” side of this doctrine is to make a cruel example of those who do not comply with the requirements of Islam. That is the ...

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