Month: September 2014

U.S. Distances Itself from Netanyahu’s Comments
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U.S. Distances Itself from Netanyahu’s Comments

The U.S. State Department distanced itself on Monday from comments made by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly.   Speaking to reporters, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki particularly referred to Netanyahu’s comparison between Hamas and the “Islamic State” (IS or ISIS), as well […]

PLO: Netanyahu’s Speech Full of Hate Language
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PLO: Netanyahu’s Speech Full of Hate Language

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Monday denounced Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly, accusing Netanyahu of “blatantly manipulating” the facts when he compared Hamas with the Islamic State and Iran.   “Netanyahu’s speech at the UN was a blatant manipulation of facts and attempted […]

Netanyahu at UN: ‘ISIS is Hamas, Hamas is ISIS’
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Netanyahu at UN: ‘ISIS is Hamas, Hamas is ISIS’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday, in a bid to refute the smear campaign launched by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas claiming Israel is guilty of “genocide.”    “Distinguished delegates, I come here from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of […]

ISIS Islamists at the Gates of Baghdad
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ISIS Islamists at the Gates of Baghdad

Reports Monday said that Islamist fighters for ISIS, the Islamic State, which has already conquered large areas of Lebanon and Iraq, are at the gates of Baghdad. Despite the aerial attacks being carried out by the US and its allies, the group’s fighters have been steadily progressing, and are said […]

PA Rejects U.S. Criticism of Abbas’s Speech
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PA Rejects U.S. Criticism of Abbas’s Speech

Saeb Erekat, senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive committee, on Sunday condemned statements made by the U.S. State Department against Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the UN General Assembly.   In his speech, Abbas accused Israel of “genocide” and “war crimes” and State Department spokeswoman […]

Head of Al-Nusra Front Warns West: You Will Pay
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Head of Al-Nusra Front Warns West: You Will Pay

The head of Syria’s Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front on Sunday said U.S.-led air strikes will not defeat Islamists in Syria and warned against retaliatory attacks against Western countries, Reuters reports.   Abu Mohamad al-Golani, in an audio message posted on pro-Nusra jihadi forums, urged European and U.S. citizens to denounce the […]

Selling Sharia: Qatar Hires a UK PR Agency
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Selling Sharia: Qatar Hires a UK PR Agency

The Middle Eastern Emirate of Qatar is a country ruled, in part, by Sharia law.  One of the world’s wealthiest countries, it hast a questionable human rights record –   Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajami was sentenced to 15 years in prison for writing a poem against the country’s emir.  Sodomy […]