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US senator Graham threatens to defund UN over Palestine bid
Dec. 28, 2014 - Visiting in Israel, US Senator Lindsey Graham warned that an effort by the Palestinians to be recognized by the UN as
an independent state . . .
. . . will be met with “a violent backlash by the Congress that could include suspending funding to the United Nations. We will not sit
back and allow the United Nations to take over the peace process.”
- Source: Times of Israel
Netanyahu: We will not tolerate attacks against us
Dec. 26, 2014 - In a speech that emphasized Israel's ongoing commitment to military strength, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu announced the purchase of four new Saar-class missile launching ships. He thanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her
"commitment and constant assistance" to Israel's security.
- Source: YNet News
US military equipment being detoured for possible battle vs. ISIS
Dec. 25, 2014 - As the US war in Afghanistan was winding down, some $7 billion worth of military equipment was going to
be destroyed, sold or given away. However, Air Force Maj. Gen. Rowayne “Wayne” Schatz, the director of operations and plans for U.S.
Transportation Command, said that from June to December roughly 3,100 vehicles and other military gear was moved into Kuwait while
plans for a massive spring offensive against ISIS is being developed.
The gear is being housed near a busy commercial port, which is now the place where -- mostly ambush-protected
vehicles known as MRAPs – are parked, in addition to electronic equipment and other supplies.
The spring offensive will help Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take back territory from the Islamic State. But Lt. Gen. James Terry
would not comment on details or the timeline for the program.
- Source: Fox
US sending military equipment to Iraq ahead of possible spring offensive - i24 News
Palestinian draft peace plan put before UN Security Council
Dec. 18, 2014 - Jordan has submitted a resolution for a one year process resulting in a peace plan between Israel and the
The text of the draft says a negotiated solution should be based on several parameters including the boundary . . .
that existed before the 1967 Six Day War, security agreements, and "Jerusalem as the shared capital of the two states".
In the past the US has vetoed resolutions it considers hostile to Israel, but it has not given any assurance so far that it would veto the resolution.
- Source: BBC
'Unilateral UN moves will lead to instability'
Dec. 16, 2014 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had a meeting in Rome to
discuss the fact that the Palestinians plan to ask the UN to recognize Palestine as an independent state.
In the meeting with Kerry on Monday, Netanyahu requested that the U.S. use its Security Council veto against a Palestinian resolution (which
could be proposed on Wednesday) to set a two-year deadline for the establishment of a Palestinian state."
Netanyahu told Kerry that the Palestinian plan, without Israeli agreement, would have "destructive consequences."
- Source: Israel Hayom
Hamas admits: 'We have headquarters in Turkey'
Dec. 3, 2014 -
[An] Hamas strongman confirmed to WND that Turkey is indeed used as a base by Hamas operatives led by Salah al-Arouri, a
Hamas leader based in Turkey who has amassed significant power within the terror group’s infrastructure.
- Source: WND
French Lawmakers Pass Symbolic Motion to Recognize Palestine as State
Dec. 3, 2014 - French lawmakers, mostly from Socialists and left-wing parties, voted to urge their country to
recognize Palestine as a separate state. The vote was 339-151.
While most developing countries recognize Palestine as a state, most Western European countries do not, supporting the Israeli
\and U.S. position that an independent Palestinian state should emerge from negotiations with Israel.
- Source: Voice of America
Jewish Worshippers Massacred During Morning Prayers
Nov. 18, 2014 - Two Muslims killed worshippers in the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue in Jerusalem this morning.
Four Israelis were killed and another nine were wounded, many of them seriously, during the bloody rampage. Eyewitnesses who survived the
attack said the terrorists did not wear head covering, but were shouting “Allah Akbar” - “Allah is Greater”
- Source:Israel Today
Three Americans among dead in Palestinian attack on Jerusalem synagogue - Fox
Netanyahu: Israel will 'respond decisively' to murder of Jews in synagogue terror attack - Jerusalem Post
- Wave of Palestinian terror starting to resemble a religious war - Haaretz
Israeli woman killed in Jerusalem as violence spreads across Israel
Nov. 11 -
An Israeli woman has been killed and three others wounded in two separate Palestinian knife attacks as months of unrest in Jerusalem spread
across Israel and the occupied West Bank.
A Palestinian teenager from the northern West Bank stabbed an Israeli soldier in Tel Aviv.
Later in the day another Palestinian killed a young woman and injured two other people near the Alon Shvut settlement near Jerusalem.
These attacks follow months of protests and violence. Over the weekend tensions escalated after Israeli police shot and killed a young
Arab-Israeli during a routine arrest.
- Source: The Australian
Map: The countries that recognize Palestine as a state - Washington Post
- Jerusalem a city on edge as tensions spiral - BBC
Sinai terror group swears allegiance to Islamic State
Nov. 6, 2014 - Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group that occupies the Sinai penninsula and
threatens both Israel and Egypt, has sworn allegience to the Islamic State.
“After entrusting God we decided to swear allegiance to the emir of the
faithful Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, caliph of the Muslims in Syria and Iraq and in other countries.”
- Source: Times of Israel
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