Category Archives: Israel

Israel proves the NRA’s arguments

In the past, proponents of limiting civilian access to firearms have extolled Israel as having the proper approach to limiting mass shootings, pointing to the numerous legal hoops Israelis must jump through in order to be granted a gun license.

“In Israel, gun ownership is a privilege rather than a right,” wrote Public Radio International in November. “There is no such thing as a right to bear arms in Israel,” the Huffington Post preached after the 2016 shooting in an Orlando nightclub that left 50 dead.

Newsweek praised Israel for obligating its citizens to “show genuine cause to carry a firearm, such as self-defense or hunting”. The message is clear: Israel has the right approach in curtailing access to firearms, and the United States would be well advised to tread the same path.

In reality, Israel’s gun policy is living proof of the arguments the American gun lobby has been making for years.

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Police call for PM Netanyahu to be indicted

Israeli police announced Tuesday night that they have collected sufficient evidence to try Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in both the “Case 1000” and “Case 2000” investigations, involving allegations of the receipt of gifts from wealthy businessmen and charges of collusion with a newspaper publisher.

The police department has recommended that Netanyahu be charged with receiving bribes and breach of trust in connection with the “Case 1000” investigation into alleged gifts received from a Hollywood filmmaker. Investigators also say they have sufficient evidence to charge the Prime Minister with receiving bribes in the “Case 2000” investigation, and to try the publisher of the Yediot Aharonot newspaper for offering bribes.

Following the police recommendation, the two cases now go to the Attorney General, who will determine whether either case has sufficient grounds to merit an indictment. The decision is expected to take at least several weeks.

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Israel and Egypt in secret pact against ISIS

Scene of last year’s Mosque attack in the Sinai which left over 300 dead.

Israel has joined forces with Egypt’s military to smash ISIS militants in Nothern Sinai.

Unmarked Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign to rid Egypt of Islamic terrorists, for more than two years.

Around 100 airstrikes have been executed in the country, with often more than one a week.

Jihadists in Northern Sinai have slaughtered hundreds of people, including children, police officers and soldiers.

In 2015, ISIS terrorists shot down a Russian passenger jet over the region killing all 224 people on board.

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Trump: No more aid unless Palestinians talk peace; Jerusalem is ‘off the table’

Sitting next to Netanyahu in Davos, US president says Israel ‘wants to make peace,’ Palestinians ‘disrespected’ US in refusing to meet Pence

DAVOS, Switzerland — In a freewheeling press availability on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said the US would no longer transfer monetary aid to the Palestinians unless they entered peace negotiations with Israel, and excoriated the Palestinian leadership’s reaction to his decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“That money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace, because I can tell you that Israel does want to make peace, and they’re going to have to want to make peace, too, or we’re going to have nothing to do with it any longer,” he said.

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Pew: Widest split on Israel in 40 years, Democrats abandon, GOP embraces

A new Pew Research Center survey released Tuesday said that just 27 percent of Democrats “sympathize” with Israel over the rival Palestinians. That is a significant nearly 20 point drop in the last few years.

Some 79 percent of Republicans meanwhile favor Israel, nearly double their support from 20 years ago.

 

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Did Team Obama Warn Iranian Terror Commander about Israeli Assassination Attempt?

…According to the report, Israel was “on the verge” of assassinating Soleimani three years ago near Damascus, but the Obama administration warned Iranian leadership of the plan, effectively quashing the operation. The incident reportedly “sparked a sharp disagreement between the Israeli and American security and intelligence apparatuses regarding the issue.”

I would not be surprised.

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Netanyahu: Israel thwarted ‘major’ terror attacks in Europe involving planes

Israeli intelligence has thwarted mass terrorist attacks in Europe that “involve civil aviation,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, in a possible reference to September 11-type attacks planned against European targets using hijacked aircraft.

Netanyahu, speaking in Jerusalem to ambassadors of NATO countries, said that the world is threatened by radical Sunni groups, initially led by al-Qaeda, but now by Islamic State, and radical Shi’ites led by Iran.

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Israel to name new Jerusalem train station after Donald Trump

Israel is to name a planned new railway station close to Judaism’s hallowed Western Wall in annexed east Jerusalem after US President Donald Trump, the transport minister has said.

Trump has been lauded by the Jewish state – and sparked international condemnation – by breaking with years of US policy to recognise the holy city as Israel’s capital.

H8trs gonna hate this.

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