[AAWSAT] Sudan and a major rebel group agreed on Friday to a roadmap that will allow suspended peace talks to resume, giving new impetus to efforts by the government to end multiple conflicts around the country, the two sides said.
The government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) agreed that the focus of the negotiations would be political issues first, followed by humanitarian concerns and then security arrangements.
Friday’s announcement came during peace talks between the government and multiple rebel groups, hosted by neighboring South Sudan. Negotiations will continue over the weekend.
Sudan’s ruling council and rebel groups restarted peace talks on Monday to end years-long conflicts, a prerequisite for the United States to remove Sudan from its list of sponsors of terrorism.
The talks were partly suspended on Wednesday after the SPLM-N, a rebel group in the southern states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, accused Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Force of occupying new areas and attacking and arresting traders.
SPLM-N front man al-Jack Mahmoud al-Jack told Rooters that the government had agreed to the group’s demands to restart talks.
"We suspended the negotiations due to the violations committed by the government," Jack said. "The government has withdrawn its forces ... and it declared cessation of hostilities plus released the detained people."
[Libya Observer] Grand Mufti Sheikh al-Sadiq al-Ghariani ...Libyan Moslem Brüderhood Grand Mufti since 2012. Issued a fatwa forbidding Libyan women from marrying foreign men. Issued a fatwa against a UN Commission on the Status of Women's report because it urged governments to protect women and girls against violence. Aligned with the GNC govt... said Libyans have the right to defend themselves from the UAE’s brutal air raids on civilians and infrastructure in Libya, urging the Libyan government to look for anti-UAE allies to curb its evil.
Reacting to Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... ’s Furnaj massacre by warlord Khalifa Haftar ...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all... ’s UAE-backed air force, the influential Mufti asked the Libyan authorities "Why don’t we forge an alliance with a country that is hostile to the UAE to bomb its airports as it does in Libya?"
Speaking on his weekly Fatwa program on Tanasuh TV on Wednesday, the Mufti said complaining to the United Nations ...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships... Security Council about the UAE attacks on Libya won’t be useful because La Belle France, a permanent member in the UNSC, is also attacking Libya by providing weapons and logistic support for warlord Khalifa Haftar in his war on Tripoli.
The UAE is taking warlord Khalifa Haftar’s side in the Libyan conflict, sending him money, weapons and mercenaries to kill his opponents on the pretext of fighting terrorism.
The latest victims of their air raids in Tripoli were three maiden of tender yearss from one family. Their mother and fourth sister were flown to Italia for treatment suffering from critical injuries.
[EN.ALWASAT.LY] On Thursday, the U.N. Support Mission in Libya called for the immediate release of politician Seham Sergiwa, who was kidnapped in mid-July by button men from her house in the eastern city of Benghazi ‐ the Libyan National Army stronghold.
"We will continue to lift our voices to demand her release and that those responsible for her violent abduction be held accountable," the UNSMIL statement said.
Since her kidnapping, Libya's eastern authorities have failed to reveal her whereabouts.
The Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... -based government, as well as some members of her family, accused forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar ...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all... , the LNA commander, of being behind the 56-year-old parliamentarian's disappearance.
Although a member of the east-based parliament known for its loyalty to Haftar, Sergiwa was a vocal critic of the Libyan National Army offensive on Tripoli.
In Thursday's statement, the UNSMIL condemned Sergiwa's kidnapping as an attempt "to silence one of Libya's prominent female voices and to intimidate other women seeking to participate in the country's political life."
Several rights groups have previously said that Libyan militias on all sides of the conflict have committed human rights ...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state... abuses, including abducting activists, journalists and rights activists.
[IsraelTimes] Reports say DarkMatter offering graduates of Unit 8200 million dollar signing bonuses and beachfront properties abroad, sparking concern in defense establishment.
A private intelligence firm in the Gulf has reportedly been recruiting graduates of an Israel Defense Forces’ elite cyber unit with promises of million dollar bonuses and lavish beachfront properties, causing concern in the defense establishment.
Two recent investigative reports in Hebrew-language media claimed that the United Arab Emirates-based DarkMatter was actively headhunting Unit 8200 graduates.
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[AAWSAT] Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Thursday the signing of a final agreement between the Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... i government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) under the auspices of Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... would be a "major leap forward concerning the future stability of Yemen, particularly following the important meetings held in this regard in Jeddah."
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[Jpost] A WhatsApp group named "The Shoah party" featuring dozens of teen members was uncovered by Italian authorities, Italian media reported on Thursday.
Child pornography, including a video of an adult abusing a baby girl and a three-some between 10-year-olds, racist and antisemitic slurs, swastikas, ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... propaganda videos, praises to Hitler, Mussolini and the late Osama bin Laden ...... who is now beyond all cares and woe...... were shared in the group.
"Jews are just fuel. Where is the lighter?" read one of such messages, according to the Italian daily La Stampa.
Users could join the group when invited through a link or via Instagram.
Its existence was discovered by chance by a mother who chanced upon it while checking her 13-year-old’s smartphone.
"I felt like the world had collapsed on my head," she said, speaking on condition of anonymity ... for fear of being murdered... She explained that her son was permitted to have his own phone provided that she would have the passcode and monitor it routinely, "because a phone in a minor’s hands can become a weapon."
When she opened the device one April afternoon, her attention was immediately captured by the name of the group "The Shoah party."
"It was all about violence, abuse, physical and psychological domination of 'others', whether this meant Jews, sick people or children," she said.
After realizing that the chat included two classmates of her son, the woman got in touch with their mothers, but, after they brushed her off, she decided to go to the police.
"My son is not a suspect in the investigation, but only a witness. Even if this weren’t the case though, I wouldn’t have stopped, not only because reporting it to the authorities was a civic duty, but also because we cannot accept that young teens spread obscenities in the name of Hitler or the Jihad," she further told La Stampa.
Her son explained to her that he accepted the invitation to join the group because the messages inviting him were stalling his phone and interfering with his abilities to play video games on it, and after briefly checking out the group, he never looked at what was shared again.
According to Italian media, while around 300 people became part of the group at some point and then left it, there are currently 26 people under investigation, mostly minors. The four chat administrators are under 14 years old and cannot, therefore, be prosecuted under criminal law in Italia.
[Ynet] Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First ...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important... says The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... 's military will set up 12 observations posts along the border in northern Syria if a planned safe zone is established.
Speaking to foreign journalists in Istanbul on Friday, Erdogan said the safe zone would stretch from the city of Manbij to the Iraqi border.
"The safe zone we have expressed is not just between Ayn al-Arab (Kobane) and Tel Abyad," he said.
The Ottoman Turkish leader also told news hounds that 195 out of some 750 Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... gunnies who he said were set free by Syrian Kurdish fighters as Turkey launched its push into Syrian territory have been re-captured. Ottoman Turkish nationals among them would be imprisoned and tried in Turkey, Erdogan said.
Asked to comment on reports of atrocities committed by Turkey-backed Syrian forces, Erdogan said the Turkish army and intelligence service were investigating them.
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Speaking to foreign journalists in Istanbul on Friday, Erdogan said the safe zone would stretch from the city of Manbij...
the Euphrates River in the East
... to the Iraqi border...
the Atlantic Ocean of our western satrapy of Al-Andalus.
Then one of his aides loosened the big turban pinching his head and Erdogan realized he was exposing his inner conqueror to the world.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... replaced the mayors of a Kurdish-majority town in its southeast with a state official, the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said, amid a crackdown at home on criticism of Ankara’s offensive in Syria.
The HDP said five of its co-mayors in the southeastern Kurdish-majority towns of Hakkari, Yuksekova and Nusaybin, had been placed in durance vile You have the right to remain silent... pending trial on Thursday. Two other co-mayors in the district of Ercis were detained earlier this week and remain in jug, it said.
Turkey has launched a crackdown against dissent in its majority Kurdish areas following its assault against Kurdish-controlled parts of neighboring Syria. Protests have been broken up with tear gas and scores of people have been arrested for criticizing the military campaign online.
The HDP governs many cities in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey. It typically appoints one male and one female co-mayor to promote gender equality.
Semire Nergiz and Ferhat Kut, co-mayors of Nusaybin, were accused of being members of a terrorist organization and replaced by a state-appointed trustee on Friday, the HDP said.
Yuksekova co-mayors Remziye Yasar and Irfan Sari were placed in durance vile You have the right to remain silent... for their interviews, columns and social media posts. It was not immediately clear what the Hakkari mayor Cihan Kahraman was accused of.
The state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Friday local administrators had been appointed to replace mayors in Yuksekova and Hakkari.
Nusaybin is a town on the Syrian border in the southeastern Mardin province, while Hakkari and Yuksekova are situated on the border with Iran.
Nusaybin has been the target of cross-border attacks during the operation, with a mortar and rocket attack by Kurdish holy warriors last week killing eight people and wounding 35 others.
Friday’s moves came just hours after Turkey agreed with the United States to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from a planned "safe zone" in Syria’s northeast.
While most of Turkey’s opposition parties have backed the offensive against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, the HDP has called for it to stop, describing it as an "invasion attempt." HDP says the operation was an attempt by the government to drum up support amid declining public backing.
[FreedomProject] Muslim radicals funded by the U.S. government are working with officials in Michigan, Minnesota, and other states to put an end to what they describe as "Christian privilege" in public schools. Instead, they want government education to "infuse the curriculum" with Islamic "intellectual traditions."
Say it with me: “The Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees the separation of church and state, and no establishment of religion.” So do many state constitutions. If you want religious instruction, set up a private school whose curriculum meets state academic standards, like everyone else, or home school.
The real goals of the effort, though, have nothing to do with ending mythical "Christian privilege." In fact, public schools in America have been successfully turning children against Christianity and the Bible for generations.
Instead, the goal of the Islamic effort is to indoctrinate students into being ashamed of their nation's great Christian roots, while promoting Islam at taxpayer expense to children in government care.
In a handout this handout
titled "Islamophobia and Christian Privilege" being distributed to school officials, a copy of which was obtained by The Newman Report, authorities are told that schools must recognize that "Islamophobia" is among the most widespread and tolerated forms of "oppression" in America.
To deal with it, schools are told they must work to deconstruct "Christian privilege" and "White privilege." This "privilege" is defined as having Sundays and Christian holidays off, as well as "approaches to learning, purpose of education, and even sources of what counts as knowledge."
As part of "empowering Muslim student identities," educators are told that schools must complete "annual equity audits," have "Muslim student speak-outs," and spend tax money promoting Islam.
Sources tell The Newman Report that school boards and officials in Minnesota are anxious to implement the schemes.
After all, this is where Muslim Attorney General Keith Ellison and Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) are supported by a fast-growing community of Islamists imported by the U.S. government from the Middle East and Africa.
The "Islamophobia and Christian Privilege" document was copyrighted by Indiana University School of Education's Great Lakes Equity Center. It was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (grant number S004D110021).
The primary author listed on the Islamic demands was Islamist Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, a University of Minnesota professor dealing with "education" and "organizational leadership." He also specializes in performing Sharia-compliant "equity audits" on U.S. schools.
An example of one of the videos being shown to white school students in Minnesota right now. Similar videos and even textbooks glorifying Islam and demonizing Christianity are being used in government schools across America. This is true even in Utah, as school books obtained by The Newman Report show clearly.
Not white students, Dron66046, public school students.
Yeah, sorry. I may've written that in the heat of the angry moment, since I didn't care what the wakandans are taught. I'm rayciss that way. They know that by now, Dron.
People, you've got to fight. There's just no polite way to say this. Americans have to get off the high horse of modern civility and get dirty, in a struggle, like Hong Kong, maybe the Austrians, Italy... no, not Italy. Not Italy. But you get the picture.
I wish your pitchfork mobs could be steered toward this and not political suicide somehow. Another term might be just the thing, with a sweep at the elections. Trump can't even begin to get involved even at the federal level because of those dem bastiches. I don't think he even has the time right now. Looks like nobody's fighting at district levels except maybe for small groups of totally disenfranchised families unable to understand just WTF is going on. It's frustrating.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Sudanese national convicted of conspiring to blow up the UN and other New York landmarks has been deported from the United States after completing his sentence, officials said on Friday.
Amir Abdelghani, 59, was nabbed Into the paddy wagon wit' yez! in 1996 for being part of a plot led by the late Egyptian holy man Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman that also planned to target FBI offices.
He was transferred to a detention center in July after serving most of his 30-year sentence and deported on October 12, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
"This removal is a victory for the United States and further emphasizes ICE’s vital role in protecting our nation," Simona Flores-Lund, an ICE director in Philadelphia, said in a statement.
Abdelghani was among 10 people convicted of seditious conspiracy against the US and attempted bombings at the end of 1995 following a trial that lasted almost a year.
The attacks, thwarted in June 1993, were aimed at pressing the US to curb its support of Israel and the plotters also planned to blow up tunnels and bridges in Manhattan.
The men were not charged with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that left six dead and around 1,000 injured, but officials suspected they had links to it.
Abdel Rahman, nicknamed "The Blind Sheikh," was the leader of Egyptian holy warrior group Jamaa Islamiya
...”the Islamic Group”, whose name is also translated as al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya, El Gama'a El Islamiyya, Gamaat Islamiya, al Jamaat al Islamiya, etc. They split off from the Moslem Brotherhood back in the 1970s when that lot formally gave up volence. In the old days they were linked to Al Qaeda and funded by the governments of Iran and Sudan. In 2011 they went in for politics...
[DAWN] The PML-N and the PPP should quit assemblies if they want early elections in the country, says Jamaat-e-Islami ...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores... Emir Senator Sirajul Haq ...current head of the Pak Jamaat-e-Islami. Siraj was born in 1962 and entered politics shortly after that... Speaking to journalists after addressing ’Mashaikh Conference’ at the JI headquarters Mansoora on Thursday, he said: "The JUI-F has the right to protest against the government and it’s the responsibility of Prime Minister Imran Khan ...aka The Great Khan, who ain't the brightest knife in the national drawer... to fulfill his words and provide container and food to the protestors planning to enter Islamabad on Oct 31," he said.
Regretting that the government and opposition have lost interest in Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... , he said both had their own priorities. The rulers, he added, wanted to fight the case of Kashmir while sitting in air-conditioned halls of Islamabad without realising the threat the Modi government posed to the country’s illusory sovereignty.
He warned the rulers against designs of New Delhi which was bent upon changing the demography of the region. He said the government should make preemptive strike to thwart the designs of enemy against Pakistain. He demanded that the government announce clear roadmap for the liberation of Kashmir from Indian yoke.
[DAWN] The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday formally announced that Pakistain will remain on its grey list for the next four months, handing it a final lifeline after acknowledging recent improvements.
The task force directed Islamabad to take more measures for complete elimination of terror financing and money laundering while expressing serious concerns over the lack of progress in addressing terror financing risks.
"The FATF strongly urges Pakistain to swiftly complete its full action plan by February 2020," it said in its statement. "Otherwise, should significant and sustainable progress not be made across the full range of its action plan by the next Plenary, the FATF will take action."
"Since June 2018, when Pakistain made a high-level political commitment to work with the FATF and the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) to strengthen its anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terror financing (CTF) regime and to address its strategic counter-terrorist financing-related deficiencies, Pakistain has made progress towards improving its AML/CFT regime, including the recent development of its money laundering / terror financing risk assessment," the FATF conceded.
[Rudaw] Iraq is eager to strengthen border security cooperation with the Syrian regime in Damascus after Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... ) fighters and their families who escaped camps in eastern Syria during the Ottoman Turkish-led operation were caught trying to cross into Iraq.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi dispatched his National Security Adviser Faleh Fayadh to Damascus this week in an effort to bolster cooperation.
Iraq has already stepped up security measures on its side of the shared border with Syria in a bid to prevent ISIS from infiltrating. National Security Advisor Fayadh was in Damascus on Thursday to meet with Syrian officials, including Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad Despoiler of Deraa... , to discuss further improvements.
"President Assad receives Iraqi national security adviser Faleh Fayadh, who has a message from Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi," Fayadh’s office said in a statement published on Facebook.
Syrian state media agency SANA published a regime statement on the meeting, which focused mainly on the border and counterterrorism.
"The message revolved around the means of the development of bilateral ties, elevating the existing coordination between the two sides to higher levels in all fields, whether in the counterterrorism field or the security of the border in light of recent developments," read the Syrian side’s statement.
"Iraq pays great attention to what is happening on the Syrian field, especially near the Iraqi border, and the fleeing of terrorist fighters and their families to the Iraqi border [due to the Ottoman Turkish operation]," said Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed Ali Hakeem.
The Iraqi minister also Iraq will take back all Iraqi ISIS fighters and their families in Syria, will not shirk responsibility for its citizens, and wants to give them a "fair trial" at home.
As for foreign ISIS fighters, their home countries need to take them back to prevent them from regrouping in Syria, he added.
The Iraqi minister said Baghdad supports the Syrian government taking control of the border and its soil, and that Iraq is trying to restore its membership of the Arab League ...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
[Jpost] Hundreds of Israelis entered the Temple Mount complex on Thursday, according to the Director of al-Aqsa Mosque Omar Kiswani, reported the Paleostinian WAFA news agency.
WAFA’s English-language website claimed that about 432 Israelis entered the complex, however the news agency’s Arabic-language website put the number at 814 Israelis. WAFA claimed that the Israelis performed "Talmudic rituals and prayers" on the Temple Mount.
Jews are prohibited from praying or bringing religious items onto the mount ‐ and are removed and sometimes detained if caught doing so.
According to the movement, over 650 Jews also entered the Temple Mount complex on Wednesday. A video posted by the "Students for the Temple Mount" movement on Twitter showed attorney Aviad Visoli praying there near the western side of the complex, with Israeli police demanding that he leave.
Another video, tweeted by the "Return to the Mount" movement, showed a Jewish Israeli prostrating within the Temple Mount complex before quickly being taken away by Israeli police on Wednesday.
The Waqf, an arm of the Jordanian Ministry of Sacred Properties, administers the Temple Mount site. Visits by religious Jews to the are monitored by Waqf guards and Israeli police ‐ and all Jewish prayer, including silent prayer, is forbidden, according to the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. No sacred Jewish objects, such as prayer books or prayer shawls, may be brought onto the mount, according to the tourism website Tourist Israel.
On Wednesday, Minister of Agriculture and former MK Yehuda Glick entered the Temple Mount complex. Glick tweeted that 1,657 Jewish Israelis had entered the complex during the Sukkot holiday and intermediate days. The Temple Mount is open to Jewish entry Sunday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. (10:30 a.m. in the winter) and again from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., according to Tourist Israel.
Israel Police heavily guarded the gates to the complex and checked the identities of Paleostinians who were entering on Wednesday, according to Shehab news.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) stated that it holds the Israeli government fully responsible for the consequences of its "systemic attacks on al-Aqsa Mosque."
The Jordan Times reported on Wednesday that UNESCO’s Executive Board unanimously endorsed a draft resolution that calls on Israel to "halt all illegal unilateral procedures and violations against al-Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif and in the Old City," according to Jordanian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Sufian Qudah.
*shrug* It’s UNESCO. Balance is not in their DNA.
The resolution and its appendix stress all the components of Jordan’s stance on the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls, including Moslem and Christian holy sites, according to the Times.
Safa reported that there has been a "marked escalation" in the frequency of visits by Israeli Jews and "extremist calls to storm [Al-Aqsa] during the Jewish holidays amid tight restrictions imposed by the occupation authorities on the Paleostinians."
On Monday, Jordanian House of Representatives and president of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union, Atef Tarawneh, warned that the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan is "under threat, in light of the blatant violation of its terms, especially with the issue of Jerusalem," according to Jordan's government news agency.
Last week the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, terrorist organization released an official statement condemning Israeli incursions onto the Temple Mount, saying that Israel was "playing with fire" and would pay a price for their "provocations" at the Aqsa Mosque.
Hamas called on the international community to intervene and pressure Israel to stop its "violations against Islamic and Christian holy sites in occupied Paleostine." The terrorist group called on Paleostinians to mobilize and defend the mosque.
Oh... OK. I would escalate the dancing Jews thing and begin to show police apathy to it all, until nary a muslim or catholic wishes to go there anymore. Tell people to go up there a do the damnedest dervish they can. And take cymbals and tabrets and what not. When people resist, push and shove them. Kick. Kick like David would kick.
"I always take the Iranians at their word," he said. "They have said that they would like to wipe Israel off the face of the earth and I think it is reasonable to think that the Iranians would contemplate an attack on Israel...We should not suggest that this is mere bluster or threat.”
—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
[Jpost] Despite the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, Israel retains operational freedom to defend itself and America remains committed to closely watching the Iraqi-Syrian border to help prevent the transfer of Iranian arms into the country, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told The Jerusalem Post on Friday in an exclusive interview.
"Our administration’s been very clear," he said. "Israel has the fundamental right to engage in activity that ensures the security of its people. It’s at the very core of what nation states not only have the right to do but an obligation to do."
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[AAWSAT] Paleostinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called on doctors in Israeli hospitals to work in the West Bank.
The call came after the Paleostinian Authority froze more than six months ago the transfer of Paleostinian patients from the West Bank and Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip to Israeli hospitals for medical treatment, as part of the response to Israeli financial steps against the Authority.
The PA agreed with Jordan and Egypt to transfer Paleostinian patients to hospitals there instead of Israel.
I think that was a brilliant idea — they can get inferior treatment, and Israel won’t be stuck with deadbeats who may or may not experience Sudden Jihad Syndrome while stuck on other side of the boundary.
Shtayyeh made the call during a meeting with a delegation from Physicians for Human Rights. Observers said he might be looking for medical cooperation.
The Paleostinian prime minister suggested that doctors come to Paleostinian hospitals and offer treatment to patients, instead of transferring patients to Israeli hospitals for treatment, which forces the PA to pay high sums to Israel every month.
So the PA has been treating medical bills from Israel differently than they do electrical bills from Israel?
He also accused Israeli hospitals of providing unnecessary medical services to patients, in order to increase the hospital bill, a claim denied by Israel.
The PA says Israeli hospitals charge them exorbitant prices and that the costs of treatment were exaggerated. Get some cheap Cuban care
Israeli media said Shtayyeh wanted not only Arab, but Israeli doctors as well. But a subsequent statement from the government said the prime minister called on Paleostinian doctors inside Israeli hospitals to work in Paleostinian hospitals to strengthen the medical staff and provide it with various specializations.
As the Germans say, geh mit Gott — aber geh!
Israeli Ran Goldstein, director of Physicians for Human Rights, said Shtayyeh "did not say he was only interested in Arab doctors; he said he wanted to develop the health system. He did not specify whether he wanted Jewish or Arab doctors."
[Jpost] The Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... failed on Friday to meet another deadline by a global dirty money watchdog agency to comply with international norms to combat terror financing and cash laundering, causing additional counter-measures to be imposed on Tehran's financial system.
The Gay Paree-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) , an inter-governmental organization established in 1989, said "If before February 2020, Iran does not enact the Palermo and Terrorist Financing Conventions in line with the FATF Standards, then the FATF will fully lift the suspension of counter-measures and call on its members and urge all jurisdictions to apply effective counter-measures, in line with recommendation 19."
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Iraqi government source has challenged the story of the arrest of an Iranian opposition journalist put forward by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Ruhollah Zam, who Iran’s IRGC claimed to have captured in a "complex operation," was in fact arrested by Iraqi intelligence services in Baghdad and handed over to Iran, according to an Iraqi government source cited by media reports.
The IRGC claimed on Monday that it arrested opposition figure Zam, who ran "counter-revolutionary" Telegram channel Amadnews, in a "sophisticated and professional operation."
The statement did not say when or where he was arrested, but hours later, state-run TV showed Zam saying that he is full of "regret" for his opposition to the Islamic Theocratic Republic.
Media reports have now surfaced that challenge the IRGC’s account of the events.
Zam was arrested by Iraqi intelligence services ‐ not the IRGC ‐ shortly after landing in Baghdad on Saturday and later handed over to Iran, according to the Persian services of Al Arabiya, the BBC and the Independent, who based their reports on an "informed source in the Iraqi government."
Zam was kept with the Iraqi intelligence service for over a day and then handed over to Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... based on an extradition agreement signed between the two countries in 2011, said the source.
Zam’s wife Mahsa Razani confirmed that her husband had flown to Iraq. She had not heard from him for a day, and then later had a phone conversation with him where he did not speak "normally," she told the BBC Persian.
Zam was among thousands arrested during the 2009 Iranian presidential elections protests. He fled the country after being released and was granted political asylum in La Belle France.
Zam’s father is holy man Mohammad-Ali Zam, a reformist politician who served in senior government positions in the 1980s and 1990s.
According to the Iraqi source, when the plane carrying Zam landed in Baghdad on Saturday, he was not allowed to get off the plane.
Zam was arrested at 03:30 AM local time and was handed over to the Iranian authorities over a day later, the source added.
Zam was transferred to Iran by land, according to the source.
The Iraqi intelligence service had no long-term knowledge of any plan to arrest Zam and received a last-minute request to arrest Zam from the Iranians ‐ presumably in line with the extradition agreement ‐ on Thursday, October 11.
Zam was interrogated by Iranians after his arrest in Iraq, the source added.
Zam’s channel on messenger app Telegram attracted a lot of attention for covering the anti-regime protests that broke out in Iran between December 2017 and January 2018 in over 100 cities.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] La Belle France’s president on Friday bemoaned The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor... ’s offensive into northern Syria as "madness" and decried the North Atlantic Organization’s (NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... ) inability to react to the assault as a "serious mistake."
"I consider what’s happened in the last few days as a serious mistake from the West and NATO in the region and it weakens our credibility to find partners on the ground who will be by our side thinking they are protected in the long-term and so that raises questions on how NATO functions," Emmanuel Macron told news hounds after a Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... an Council summit in Brussels.
Macron said he had discovered the US decision to withdrawal from northern Syria through Twitter and that, coupled with Ankara’s unilateral offensive, it was making Europe a junior ally in the Middle East.
"I understood that we were in NATO, that the United States and Turkey were in NATO," Macron told news hounds at an EU summit.
"Like everyone else, I learned by tweet that the United States had decided to withdraw its troops."
Macron added that he, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...pro-Brexit British prime minister, succeeding no-Brexit Theresa May. BoJo is noted as much for his sparkling personality and his hair as for his Conservative policies.... and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...chancellor of Germany and the impetus behind Germany's remarkably ill-starred immigration program. Merkel used to be referred to by Germans as Mom. Now they make faces at her for inundating the country with Moslem colonists... would use a NATO summit in London in December to confront the Ottoman Turkish president over the operation against Kurdish forces.
"It’s important to meet and coordinate between the three Europeans and Turkey," he said. "We need to see where Turkey is going and how to bring it back to a reasonable position which makes it possible to elaborate its internal security with the respect of our agenda and the correct solidarity at the heart of NATO."
Posted by: Fred ||
10/19/2019 00:00 ||
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Shut up Macron. You're already a junior "ally". In fact a lot of people question your ally status. Allies don't rip each other off.
The USA has no interests in Syria. None. Deploy French troops if it's so fucking important. Asshole.
Posted by: Herb McCoy ||
10/19/2019 2:34 Comments ||
All this pearl clutching at what is going on in Syria now is part of the "R2P" - Responsibility To Protect - nonsense cooked up by the left-globaloney crowd as a hair shirt to wear in the aftermath of the Rwanda debacle.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/19/2019 6:17 Comments ||
He seems to misunderstand what NATO is. it's a partnership to defend Europe from Soviet invasion. What sovereign members of NATO do outside that is not really NATO's business.
It something in the Parisian water?
(Jacques Chirac, 2003): "These countries have not been very well-behaved," said Chirac, referring to the Vilnius group. "They missed a great opportunity to shut up." Monsieur le President also suggested that the leaders of those nations had acted "recklessly" by not recognizing the "danger of aligning themselves too rapidly with the American position."
In effect, what Chirac told those EU candidate nations is that they are expected to take their marching orders from Paris and Berlin.
We knew it was a hudna... You do your thing, Erdy baby, and President Trump will do his, mkay?
[AAWSAT] Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First ...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important... Friday warned that Ankara would restart its operation against Kurdish forces in Syria on Tuesday evening if they did not withdraw from a "safe zone".
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor... has agreed to suspend its offensive for five days in northern Syria while Kurdish fighters withdraw from the area, after high stake talks with US Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara.
"If the promises are kept until Tuesday evening, the safe zone issue will be resolved. If it fails, the operation... will start the minute 120 hours are over," Erdogan told news hounds during a foreign media briefing in Istanbul.
He said Ottoman Turkish armed forces would remain in the region "because the security there requires this", adding that the agreement was holding and there had been no issues so far.
But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday there had been Ottoman Turkish air strikes on the village of Bab al-Kheir, east of Ras al-Ain on the border. The war monitor said 14 non-combatants were killed.
Turkey launched the cross-border incursion on October 9 after repeatedly threatening to clear the border area from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia.
The Ottoman Turkish forces are supporting Syrian opposition fighters under the "Syrian National Army" banner but the proxies have been accused by Amnesia Amnesty International of committing "war crimes" including summary executions.
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