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Palestinian Textbooks Still Demonize Jews, Incite Violence

by IPT News  •  January 3, 2018 Facebook Twitter

Palestinian Authority (PA) schoolbooks remain devoted to systematically demonizing Jews and brainwashing generations of Palestinian children to glorify terrorism, a new study from the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center finds.

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CAIR's Terror Ties an Issue in San Diego School Lawsuit

by John Rossomando  •  January 2, 2018 Facebook Twitter

Terror ties and "hostility toward Israel" are directly relevant to a civil suit challenging the Council on American-Islamic Relations' (CAIR) work with San Diego public schools, plaintiff's attorneys argued in court papers filed Friday.

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Foolishness at the BOP: Allowing a Terrorist to Radicalize Others

by Patrick Dunleavy  •  December 29, 2017  •  IPT News Facebook Twitter

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. That saying may best describe the Federal Bureau of Prisons administrators who operate the New York City's Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC). How foolish were they? Well, they gave the inmates there the blueprints to make a bomb. And if that wasn't stupid enough, they also gave them radical Islamic literature by noted terrorists Osama 
bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. 

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The Iranian Rebellion the World Wants to Ignore

January 6, 2018  •  The Spectator Facebook Twitter

Six hundred people have already been arrested and dozens killed. Civilians don't stand a chance.

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Google Faces Calls to Lift Anti-Censorship Blocks in Iran

January 4, 2018  •  Sky News Facebook Twitter

Google is facing calls to lift a block it has placed on its services for Iranian users as the regime continues to clamp down on protests in the country. The use of counter-censorship technology is increasing in Iran after the authorities blocked access to popular communications 
services amid continuing demonstrations against 
the regime.

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Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradawi Incites To Resistance, Jihad And Martyrdom Following Trump's Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

January 4, 2018  •  MEMRI Facebook Twitter

Following the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump on December 6, 2017 recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradawi posted several tweets and Facebook messages urging Muslims to fight for the liberation of Jerusalem with resistance and jihad, and praising "the honor of martyrdom," noting that he himself aspires to die as a martyr.

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Despite Rift, Israel and PA Cooperating Closely Against Iran

January 4, 2018  •  Israel Hayom Facebook Twitter

Despite the ongoing political rift between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, security coordination between the two governments, much of it covert, remains tight in an effort to keep Iran from expanding its reach to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip through the assistance of pro-Iranian elements in those areas.

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Ankara Enraged with Guilty Verdict of Turkish Banker in Iran, U.S. Case

January 4, 2018  •  Kurdistan 24 Facebook Twitter

The Ankara government on Thursday expressed outrage over a decision by a U.S.  jury that found the deputy director of a majority state-owned Turkish bank guilty on charges of helping Iran evade American sanctions. 

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New FBI Records Show U.S. Concern About Terrorist Threat from Undersea Sleds in Wake of 9/11

January 4, 2018  •  Florida Bulldog Facebook Twitter

FBI reports released under the Freedom of Information Act detail government concerns that terrorists had obtained, or were seeking to obtain, undersea submersibles capable of 
attacking U.S. ships.

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Singapore Bans Film Focused on Indicted Palestinian Teen Activist

January 4, 2018  •  Reuters Facebook Twitter

Singapore has banned a film festival from screening a documentary later this week that features a teenage Palestinian female activist whose arrest last month has made her a symbol of resistance to Israeli military occupation in the West Bank.

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Islamic State in Sinai Declares War on Hamas in Gruesome Execution Video

January 4, 2018  •  Times of Israel Facebook Twitter

The Islamic State branch in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday called on its supporters to attack Hamas in a gruesome execution video as long-simmering tensions between the rival Islamic terror groups erupted into the open.

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Va. Man with Pittsburgh Ties Appears in Federal Court on Terrorism-Related Charges

January 4, 2018  •  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Facebook Twitter

A Virginia man accused of planning a terror attack had his first appearance in federal court Tuesday on an obstruction of justice charge after the FBI said he attempted to destroy evidence as agents raided his Virginia home Friday.

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Iranian Intelligence Operating in West Bank, Israel's Shin Bet Says

January 3, 2018  •  Haaretz Facebook Twitter

Israel's Shin Bet security service said Wednesday that it had uncovered Iranian intelligence operating in the West Bank. Three Palestinians were arrested, among them the main suspect, a 29-year-old computer engineering student named Mohammed Maharmeh from the Hebron area.

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Israelis Voice Warnings, Palestinians Talk of 'Blackmail' After Trump Threatens to Cut Funding

January 3, 2018  •  Chicago Tribune Facebook Twitter

President Donald Trump's threat to cut aid to the Palestinians could backfire, Israeli security officials and 
analysts warned Wednesday, saying it could weaken a 
Palestinian leadership that cooperates with Israel on security 
matters and fuel extremism by worsening already dire 
humanitarian conditions.

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Iran Deploys Revolutionary Guards to Quell 'Sedition' in Protest Hotbeds

January 3, 2018  •  Reuters Facebook Twitter

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have deployed forces to three provinces to put down anti-government unrest after six days of protests that have rattled the clerical leadership and left 21 people dead.

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New York Times Coverage of Iran Protests Faulted as 'Shameful,' 'Propaganda'

January 3, 2018  •  The Algemeiner Facebook Twitter

Supporters of Israel and of freedom in Iran, along with some prominent journalists, are sharply criticizing The New York Times for the newspaper's tilted coverage of protests in the
Islamic Republic.

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Uprising In Iran 2017-2018 – Update

January 3, 2018  •  MEMRI Facebook Twitter

After seven days of mass demonstrations across Iran, in major cities and with the participation of protestors who appear to be middle class, not only in smaller, far-flung cities with the participation of working class people, it can be said that the uprising has the following characteristics.

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U.S. Jury Finds Turkish Banker Guilty of Helping Iran Dodge Sanctions

January 3, 2018  •  Reuters Facebook Twitter

A U.S. jury on Wednesday found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, after a nearly four-week trial that has strained diplomatic relations between the United States and Turkey.

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Ellison Posts Photo of Himself Posing With 'Antifa' Handbook, Says it Will 'Strike Fear' in Trump

January 3, 2018  •  The Washington Free Beacon Facebook Twitter

Democratic National Committee deputy chairman Keith Ellison (Minn.) on Wednesday tweeted a photo of himself posing with a copy of the radical left-wing book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.

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Iran's Foreign Policy Weaknesses, and Opportunities to Exploit Them

January 3, 2018  •  Lawfareblog.com Facebook Twitter

Even if the protesters fail to topple the regime, the United States and its allies should recognize that Iran's foreign policy is shaky and vulnerable in its structure of political authority, its economy, its military and its diplomatic posture.

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Natan Sharansky: The West Should Stop Dithering and Show its Support for the Protesters in Iran

January 3, 2018  •  The Washington Post Facebook Twitter

The last time Iran stood on the brink of such a change, the Obama administration's policy implicitly told Iranians that the United States did not stand behind them…. Now that history is repeating itself, the free world has a chance to avoid making the same mistake. 

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Abbas' Fatah: "O Fighters, Tighten Your Iron Grip on the Rifles that Create Victory"

January 3, 2018  •  Palestinian Media Watch Facebook Twitter

As Palestinian Media Watch has reported, both the Palestinian Authority and Abbas' Fatah continuously called on Palestinians to participate in riots and to use violence at the end of 2017.

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Rabbis, JCRC Trade Allegations with Jacobs, APT

January 3, 2018  •  The Jewish Advocate Facebook Twitter

In a strongly worded statement posted on their websites, the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston denounced Americans for Peace and Tolerance and its leader, Charles Jacobs, as "purveyors of hatred and division" by engaging in "outrageous attacks on communal institutions and individuals involved in the important work of building relationships among Boston-area Muslims and Jews."

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What Really Happened to Joshua Boyle and His Family

January 3, 2018  •  Maclean's Facebook Twitter

In a series of interviews before his arrest, [Joshua Boyle] described in detail how his family's ordeal began, and how their five years in captivity really ended.

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U.S. Threatens to Cut UNRWA Aid if Palestinians Fail to Return to Negotiations

January 2, 2018  •  i24 News Facebook Twitter

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley threatened on Tuesday that the U.S. would cut funding to the UN's Palestinian refugee relief agency if the Israeli-Palestinian peace process fails to move forward. 

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Students for Justice in Palestine Membership Down, but Members Increasingly Radical

January 2, 2018  •  The Washington Free Beacon Facebook Twitter

Membership in the country's leading anti-Israel campus organization is down, but participants are increasingly radical, according to a new report by an anti-Semitism watchdog.

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Kuwaiti Report: U.S. Gives Israel Go-Ahead to Kill Powerful Iranian General

January 1, 2018  •  Times of Israel Facebook Twitter

U.S. intelligence agencies have given Israel the green light to assassinate the senior Iranian responsible for coordinating military activity on behalf of the Islamic Republic in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida.

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Gunman Opens Fire on Cairo Church; Shootout Kills at Least 9

December 29, 2017  •  AP News Facebook Twitter

A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire Friday outside a church in a Cairo suburb and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout that killed at least nine people, including eight Coptic Christians, authorities said. It was the latest attack targeting Egypt's embattled Christian minority.

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Israeli Government OKs $72 Million Anti-BDS Project

December 29, 2017  •  Jewish Telegraphic Agency Facebook Twitter

Israel's government has approved a plan setting aside $72 million to fighting the campaign to boycott Israel. The plan would entail the largest monetary investment yet by Israel specifically toward combating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. It was announced last week to the cabinet ministers and approved as an executive order after none of them objected, the Ynet news site reported Friday.

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The Iran Protests –– and The New York Times

December 29, 2017  •  Council on Foreign Relations Facebook Twitter

The [New York] Times story is written by its bureau chief in Tehran, Thomas Erdbrink, one of the very few Western reporters (he is Dutch) accredited to report for U.S. media. Must he pull punches for fear of being expelled from Iran?

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