There is a simple question that every critic of Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday must answer: should he rather wait, as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko did, and address Congress after suffering a crushing defeat? Or should Netanyahu hasten to warn America before disaster strikes, before a deal is done with Iran that cannot be undone?
The answer is simple. Poroshenko was warmly received by both parties–after the Crimea was lost, after Russian-backed rebels had begun waging war in the eastern Ukraine, after President Barack Obama had turned down requests for arms. He spoke movingly–but politely, challenging America to do more to help, hoping Congress and Obama would get the message.
In 1999, author Gordon Thomas took readers where they had never been before — inside the clandestine world of Israel’s spy agency, the Mossad. Now, in a new 2015 edition of his book “Gideon’s Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad,” Thomas adds two chapters about Israel during the Arab Spring. In this exclusive excerpt, he explains how the Mossad is using its new cyberwarfare department to track threats and attack Iran’s nuclear capacity.
Mossad’s cyberwar unit had its own slogan: “Tomorrow is zero hour.”
Intelligence Ministry agents raided a number of Baha’i homes in Tehran, Isfahan and Kerman and arrested 16 Baha’i citizens on February 16 and 17.
Though eleven of the 16 detained have now been released, the arrests are the latest in a systematic campaign of brutality against the Baha’is, Iran’s largest minority religion.
And, although Jewish and Christian Iranians also face persecution on a regular basis, because, as Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi has pointed out, “religion-based discrimination is woven through many Iranian laws,” Baha’i communities are often subjected to even greater restrictions and harassment.
The woman – said to be a teenager – was attacked when she refused to be screened at the entrance to a market. No explosives were found on her.
A series of suicide bombings in northern Nigeria has been blamed on Boko Haram militants.
It wants to enforce strict Islamic law across the country.
(The Mob gave her a Mandela Necklace after the beating as well)
6. Paul Weston at PEGIDA march.
7. Will this be Norway’s next Prime Minister?
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