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Intifada is announced from Malmö: “We’re going to shoot the Jews”

“We have announced the intifada from Malmö. We want our freedom back, and we’ll shoot the Jews. That was the message of a group of Palestinian flags protesters gathered in Malmö. The promised intifadan is a response to Donald Trump’s decision to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Via: Chang Frick  Ever since US President Donald Trump announced that the United States ...

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Talk of a Peace Plan That Snubs Palestinians Roils Middle East

In a mysterious trip last month, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, traveled to Saudi Arabia’s capital for consultations with the hard-charging crown prince about President Trump’s plans for Middle East peace. What was said when the doors were closed, however, has since roiled the region. Via: nytimes.com  According to Palestinian, Arab and European officials who have heard Mr. Abbas’s version of the ...

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The Collapse of the Islamic State? What Comes Next?

On June 29, 2014, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. In the summer of 2014, at the height of its expansion, the Islamic State’s territory covered about a third of Iraq and between a quarter and a third of Syria Via: terrorism-info.org That large expanse, from the outskirts ...

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Returning ISIS Jihadists Pose Long, Uncharted Challenge

For months now, Western counterterrorism experts have sounded the alarm: as ISIS loses ground, foreign fighters from America and Europe may try returning home. When they do, the experts cautioned, they will carry the terror threat with them, ready and willing to strike. Law enforcement needs to be prepared. Via: Abigail R. Esman Now, with the fall of the Iraqi city ...

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Hungary’s Viktor Orbán: Soros And Allies Using Mass Immigration To Destroy Europe’s

‘’To us, Europe is a Christian continent and we would like to keep it that way, and although we may not be able to preserve all of it, we would at least like to save the little slice of it that the Good Lord entrusted to the Hungarians.’’ – Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán. Via:  Damien Cowley  At a conference Thursday ...

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Game of Drones: U.S. poised to boost unmanned aircraft exports

The Trump administration is nearing completion of new “Buy American” rules to make it easier to sell U.S.-made military drones overseas and compete against fast-growing Chinese and Israeli rivals, senior U.S. officials said. Via: Matt Spetalnick & Mike Stone While President Donald Trump’s aides work on relaxing domestic regulations on drone sales to select allies, Washington will also seek to renegotiate ...

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Independent Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan’s recent referendum on whether to declare independence from Baghdad garnered only slight attention in the U.S. Even the overwhelming vote (93 percent favored independence) and America’s long involvement in the region did not make the story more prominent. Via: John R. Bolton Nonetheless, we would be badly mistaken to underestimate its importance for U.S. policy throughout the Middle East. ...

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Merkel’s Bloc Agrees to Limit Number of Refugees Entering Germany

Angela Merkel has agreed to cap the number of refugees arriving in Germany at 200,000, as a concession during coalition negotiations to form a new government. Via: Jon Stone The German chancellor, who has opened up Germany’s borders to people fleeing the wars in the Middle East and Africa, made the concession to secure the support of the regional Bavarian party ...

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Why More Jihadists in the West

Western countries are much more lenient toward the jihadists and Islamists. In the Middle East, there are severe consequences if they preach against their own political system. They are permitted to grow only if they teach antagonism towards the West, Christianity, Judaism, and Western values. Via: Majid Rafizadeh In Iran, when the Islamist party of Ayatollah Khomeini came to power, it ...

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Erdogan Threatens to Invade, Cut Off Oil Pipeline From Iraqi Kurdistan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to cut off the pipeline that carries oil from northern Iraq to the outside world, intensifying pressure on the Kurdish autonomous region over its independence referendum. Via: reuters.com Erdogan spoke shortly after Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Ankara could take punitive measures involving borders and air space against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ...

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