The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.
Following Obama’s threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.
According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel’s back.
The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister who has good ties with the US administration revealed the attack plan to Secretary of State John Kerry, and that Obama then threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.
Record number of foreigners deported
Published: 27 Jan 2014
A record number of foreign citizens were deported from Norway last year, after country’s police stepped up the use of deportation as a way of fighting crime.
- Foreign criminals who return face two years’ jail (04 Dec 13)
- Immigrant parents should control mugger kids: PM (19 Nov 13)
- Half of Oslo residents now fear street crime (19 Nov 13)
Some 5,198 foreign citizens were expelled from the country in 2013, an increase of 31 percent since 2012, when 3,958 people were deported.
“It is the highest number we’ve had ever,” Frode Forfang, head of the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), told NRK. “We believe that one reason for the increase is that the police have become more conscious of using deportation as a tool to fight crime.”
3. A short but fascinating video connecting science with the end times philosophy that is so tempting to dive into for anyone watching the news.
4. Images of IS activity in Syria and Iraq
5. Latma video.
(I don’t get the chocolate thing, it must be a news item I missed. But the Batman sketch is rather good)
Thank you CB Sashenka, M., UK Pete, Draculea, Yucki, and all. More to come. A lot more. At least this post had some comic relief.