Middle East

EU court removes Hamas from terror blacklist

InSerbia News 17 December 2014

The EU General Court has ordered that the Palestinian militant group Hamas be removed from the bloc’s terror blacklist. The move comes over four years after Hamas appealed its

 

For 20 years, the EU has not been able to figure out Hamas is terrorist

Elder of Ziyon 17 December 2014

Here is the legal reasoning behind today's decision by the ECJ to de-list Hamas as a terror organization:

 

Palestinians: The Big Lie

mythsandfacts.org 17 December 2014
By Eli E. Hertz

The artificiality of a Palestinian identity is reflected in the attitudes and actions of neighboring Arab nations who never established a Palestinian state themselves.

 

The Shahada in Sydney Reminds Us That Political Islam Is Deadly

TIME.com 17 December 2014
By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

No symbol represents the soul of Islam more than the Shahada. But today there is a contest within Islam for the ownership of that symbol.

 

1939 Palestinian Flag. What does it look like? Surprised?

factualisrael.com 17 December 2014

This a Larousse French dictionary from 1939. In the appendix it lists all the then current flags of the world in alphabetical order. You’ll notice that for Germany at that time

 

Islamic State recruits more than just fighters

The Boston Globe 17 December 2014
By Eric Tucker

WASHINGTON — As it looks to expand its territorial base across broad swaths of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State is recruiting for more than just fighters. The extremist

 

When jihad turns into genocide

Ynetnews 17 December 2014

Op-ed: One terror attack in a Sydney café, which left three people dead, led to a global commotion; but the regular mass murder of Muslims by Islamists leaves the world

 

Video: Abbas’ advisor: All of "Palestine” will "return” to Palestinians ?through "resistance"

PMW Bulletins 17 December 2014
By Itamar Marcus

In his latest sermon, Mahmoud Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs stated that "all our occupied land, all our rights in Palestine... our ancestors' legacy

 

Yemen Car Bomb Hits School Bus: 31 Killed

Antiwar.com 17 December 2014
By Jason Ditz

A suicide car bomb was detonated in the Yemeni city of Rada today, blowing up a passing school bus and killing at least 31 people, including 20 schoolchildren. Locals say they believe

 

Nusra Front shoot two men for blasphemy

The Daily Star 17 december 2014

The Nusra Front has been accused of executing two men in Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp for blasphemy, sparking angry reactions on social media. A video purporting

 

UK: Hamas-linked Interpal Enjoys Mainstream Support

Gatestone Institute 16 December 2014
By Samuel Westrop

Peter Oborne's claim, that "it is almost impossible not to deal with Hamas... if you're a charity working [in the Gaza Strip]," is demonstrably untrue. First, scores of

 

Ex-Muslim Radical: Muslims Need to Be More Vocal About Condemning Violence

Mediaite 16 December 2014
By Josh Feldman

Daily Beast contributor Maajid Nawaz is a former radical Muslim speaking out against that element of the Muslim faith, and on CNN tonight, in reaction to the Sydney siege, said

 

Qatar Not Alone in Supporting IS - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Involved: Experts

Sputnik International 16 December 2014
By Svetlana Alexandrova, Daria Chernyshova

Qatar was supporting a range of Islamists in Syria and Iraq from the Muslim Brotherhood to Salafi Jihadist groups along with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, experts told Sputnik News

 

Growing number of Swiss militants heading overseas

Channel NewsAsia 16 December 2014

GENEVA: Some 22 people have left Switzerland to fight abroad as militants since May, including eight in the past fortnight, the Swiss intelligence agency said on Monday (Dec

 

The global rise of terror 'lone wolf' attacks

Telegraph.co.uk 16 December 2014
By Malcom Moore, video by Keely Lockhart

An increasing number of "lone wolf" terrorists are responding to the West's battle against the Islamic State by launching attacks at home. This year there have been a

 

Google asks court to put anti-Islam film back on YouTube

RT 16 December 2014

Appeals court is reconsidering a decision which ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Islam film clip that sparked violence in the Middle East and led to death threats. The case

 

Can Potential Terrorists Be ‘Rehabilitated’?

nymag 16 December 2014
By Jesse Singal

Syria’s civil war is causing problems in the European Union. As the fighting has grown more and more brutal, and as reports of human-rights atrocities committed by Bashar

 

The Watchman Show: Israel a Safe Haven for Middle East Christians

CBN News 16 December 2014

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we sit down with Father Gabriel Naddaf, head of the Greek Orthodox Church in Yafia, outside Nazareth, to discuss how Christians

 

Israel rules out arson in November mosque fire

Ynetnews 16 December 2014

The fire department said Monday that a blaze last month at a West Bank mosque most likely resulted from an electrical problem, not arson. The November 12 fire destroyed the first

 

Israeli Forces Nab Hamas, Fatah Members Inciting for Jihad on Facebook

Algemeiner.com 16 December 2014
By Dave Bender

A joint operation between the Shin Bet intelligence service and the Israeli police overnight arrested eight eastern Jerusalem Arabs suspected of inciting for jihad attacks against Israelis

 
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