#Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in #WestBank as unrest continues

Hundreds of Palestinian rioters set fire to the site revered by some Jews as the tomb of the Biblical patriarch Joseph in the West Bank city of Nablus early Friday, ahead of an emergency United Nations Security Council session to discuss the ongoing violence. Palestinian security forces extinguished the blaze early Friday before Israel Defense Forces could arrive on the scene, according to the Jerusalem Post. There were no injuries in the fire, but the tomb suffered severe damage.   Source: Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in West Bank as unrest continues | Fox News Continue reading #Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in #WestBank as unrest continues

#Obama was ‘skeptical’ of #Syria rebel #boondoggle

The failed $500 million program to set up a proxy army in Syria was a test, US President Barack Obama told ’60 Minutes’, adding that he had doubts about the project from the start. He also ruled out sending US troops to Syria. “I’ve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside of Syria,” Obama said in the interview. “My goal has been to try to test the proposition, can we be able to train and equip a moderate opposition that’s willing to fight ISIL?” Broadcast Sunday night, Obama’s interview … Continue reading #Obama was ‘skeptical’ of #Syria rebel #boondoggle

#Jerusalem Hospital ‘Prepared for Major Attacks’ 

Many of those wounded in Tuesday’s two deadly terror attacks in Jerusalem were transported for emergency treatment to Shaarei Tzedek hospital. Hospital officials say they received nine patients with a variety of wounds ranging from stab wounds to gunshot wounds and injuries consistent with being run over. One patient was pronounced dead upon arrival, while another two were in critical condition, according to Dr. Ofer Marin, who heads the hospital’s trauma unit.After undergoing emergency surgery the two have stabilized, and there is no immediate threat to their lives, he added. Source: Jerusalem Hospital ‘Prepared for Major Attacks’ – Inside Israel – … Continue reading #Jerusalem Hospital ‘Prepared for Major Attacks’ 

Two rockets hit #Russian embassy compound in #Damascus

  Two rockets struck the Russian embassy compound in Damascus on Tuesday sparking panic as several hundred people gathered to express their support for Moscow’s air war in Syria, AFP journalists said. Some 300 people had begun to gather for … Continue reading Two rockets hit #Russian embassy compound in #Damascus

Franklin Graham: World silent on #Christian genocide #ISIS

Franklin Graham, the chief of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is raising the question about why the world is silent while ISIS carries out genocide against Christians. “It is genocide,” he wrote on Monday in a post on Facebook on a topic he has previously addressed. “And the world seems largely silent about it.”     Source: Franklin Graham: World silent on Christian genocide Continue reading Franklin Graham: World silent on #Christian genocide #ISIS

#Obama jabs Americans ‘who take religion the most seriously’

President Obama interviewed a Pulitzer Prize-winning author for a New York Review of Books piece published Monday, but it was his comment on devout Christians that captured headlines. Obama and Marilynne Robinson spoke on numerous topics, but the interview took a strange turn when the president brought up “Gilead,” the author’s book about a pastor living in Iowa in the 1950s. “How do you reconcile the idea of faith being really important to you and you caring a lot about taking faith seriously with the fact that, at least in our democracy and our civic discourse, it seems as if … Continue reading #Obama jabs Americans ‘who take religion the most seriously’

#Breaking! #Israeli jets strike #Gaza 

Witnesses are reporting multiple explosions after an apparent Israeli Air Force raid in Gaza. Palestinian media report that the strikes targeted al-Qassam Brigades sites. The bombing came after a rocket was intercepted by Israel’s air defense system. Source: Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket intercepted by Iron Dome – reports — RT News Continue reading #Breaking! #Israeli jets strike #Gaza 

Newly Uncovered Letters From #KimDavis Sheds Light

Anticipating a Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis wrote Kentucky state lawmakers early in 2015 requesting they exempt country clerks who had religious objections from being required to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Davis … Continue reading Newly Uncovered Letters From #KimDavis Sheds Light

#ISIS Threatens to Kill #Christians in Video Showing Executions in #Syria

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) late last month killed three Assyrian Christians, presumably in Syria, according to an execution video released Wednesday (Oct. 7). In the video, the group threatened to kill some 200 … Continue reading #ISIS Threatens to Kill #Christians in Video Showing Executions in #Syria

Dozens killed in blast near #Turkish train station

(CNN) At least one powerful bomb hit near the main train station in Ankara on Saturday morning, killing 30 people, authorities said, making it the deadliest attack in the Turkish capital in recent memory. The explosion, which caused chaos and bloodshed, took place during a peace march. It also comes before national elections scheduled for Nov. 1.   Source: Dozens killed in blast near train station in Ankara – CNN.com Continue reading Dozens killed in blast near #Turkish train station

#Turkish #journalist arrested for #tweets criticizing Erdogan

Police in Turkey have detained the chief editor of an opposition English-language newspaper for posting tweets critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Bulent Kenes, editor-in-chief of Today’s Zaman, was taken away from the newspaper’s headquarters in Istanbul on Friday as supporters chanted: “Free media cannot be silenced!” The detention was televised live. Source: Turkish journalist arrested for tweets criticizing Erdogan | The Times of Israel Continue reading #Turkish #journalist arrested for #tweets criticizing Erdogan

#Russia targeting #NorthCaucasus jihadis linked to #ISIS

WASHINGTON – While the United States insists that Russian airstrikes in Syria are targeting “moderate” opposition forces and not ISIS fighters, a Middle East expert claims the targets are jihadists from Russia itself, many of whom have joined various Sunni jihadi groups, including ISIS, according to a new report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Middle East expert Mairbek Vatchagaev told G2 Bulletin the concern for the Russian government is North Caucasus fighters in Syria returning home to continue waging jihad. “It is unclear why Russia sat back for so long and allowed the militants in Syria to consolidate,” said Vatchagaev, … Continue reading #Russia targeting #NorthCaucasus jihadis linked to #ISIS

American Airlines gives ‘diversity’ award to #CAIR leader

American Airlines has honored for his “leadership in diversity and inclusion” an employee who served as chairman of the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror-funding case and a documented front group for … Continue reading American Airlines gives ‘diversity’ award to #CAIR leader

#Palestinian activist aims to ‘start an #intifada against #Israel in the US’

CORTLAND, New York – In the aftermath of a viral video in August of Palestinian women and children physically preventing an IDF soldier from arresting a 12-year-old boy for stone throwing, the boy’s father, Bassem Tamimi, is on a five-week speaking tour in the United States aiming to galvanize support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. After a speaking engagement in Cortland, New York, last month, Tamimi told The Times of Israel that the video footage of August’s incident was his “latest tool” to promote BDS efforts. “When we are able to get a video like … Continue reading #Palestinian activist aims to ‘start an #intifada against #Israel in the US’

Hero of Foiled French train attack stabbed in #California

One of three Americans who helped foil a terror attack on a French train in August was stabbed multiple times in the chest on Wednesday, according to the US Air Force. The attack, which happened in Sacramento, California, is under investigation. Source: Hero who saved lives during French train attack stabbed multiple times in California — RT USA Continue reading Hero of Foiled French train attack stabbed in #California

Thousands of Residents to Protest #Obama’s Visit to Roseburg, #Oregon

Following the massacre of students at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, last Friday, President Obama issued a statement of condolence and reiterated his determination to press for more gun laws. On Monday he announced that he would visit Roseburg to console the families of the victims. But apparently this was not by invitation, and resistance to his unwelcome intrusion is building.In last Friday’s remarks, the president made clear his agenda:The United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense gun-safety laws — even in the face of repeated mass killings….So tonight … Continue reading Thousands of Residents to Protest #Obama’s Visit to Roseburg, #Oregon