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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON — President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year. Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions ...

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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: The New York Times edited out all mentions of a statement made by secretary of state John Kerry that condemned Palestinian leaders for calling for “days of rage” against Israel and called the synagogue attack “an act of pure terror and senseless brutality and murder.” An analysis of the New York Times in the ...

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Nov 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via yNetNews: A 32-year-old Jewish man was stabbed in his back by a Palestinian with screwdriver in Jerusalem Sunday evening and sustained light to moderate wounds. Police said the man continued walking after the stabbing, until he reached a Border Guard patrol and reported the attack. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the man was stabbed in his ...

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Nov 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

November 16, 2014: Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. A suicide bomber tried to assassinate a prominent female member of Afghanistan's parliament on Sunday, killing three people and wounding the lawmaker, a senior official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber tried to assassinate a prominent ...

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Nov 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Iraq's army chief Gen. Babakir Zebari, right, meets with U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, in Baghdad on Saturday. Dempsey, arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit as U.S. commanders prepare to expand American assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling ISIS. (Reuters) BAGHDAD – America's top military leader arrived Saturday to Iraq, state television ...

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Nov 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via CNS NEWS: In a new audio message, the leader of the Islamic State said that the U.S. is “stumbling in failure” because it is “unable to send ground forces to fight” ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was thought to be wounded or even killed in a recent U.S. airstrike. But, an audio recording ...

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Nov 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE TIMES OF ISRAEL: The US government condemned Thursday the scheduled demolition of homes belonging to Palestinians who carried out terror attacks in Israel, with State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki contending that such a move amounted to collective punishment and would only heighten tensions in the region. Psaki’s statement came hours after the Home Front Command ...

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Nov 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: Nearly $420 million in weapons and other “sensitive items” have gone missing from U.S. Army bases in Afghanistan and are not likely to be recovered due to mismanagement and improper accounting, according to an internal report by the Pentagon’s inspector general obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Some 15,600 pieces of equipment—including “weapons, weapons ...

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – Citing the escalating threat of the Islamic State, the U.S. announced it would delay delivery of eight F-16 fighter planes to Iraq, instead re-routing them to Arizona, where Iraqi pilots are participating in a U.S.-run training program, the Defense Department said. The Iraqis purchased the F-16 fighters -- the first of its kind ...

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: Shocking footage has emerged showing the moment an Islamic Jihad terrorist launched a murderous attack on a group of civilians waiting at a bus stop outside the town of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion. The video shows how Maher Hamdi al-Hashalmoun first drove his car into the bus stop, knocking over and injuring ...

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Nov 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE TELEGRAPH: Israel was feared to be descending into a third intifada on Wednesday night after a police officer was killed and 14 people injured in a car attack, the second such incident in two weeks coming amid continued rioting in Jerusalem's holiest places. A Palestinian member of the militant group Hamas rammed a truck into ...

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Nov 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. struggled in recent years to help prop up Afghanistan’s anemic economy, the American military turned for help to an unlikely partner: Iran. The U.S. has no formal relations with Tehran and American companies are restricted from working with Iran by sanctions over the country’s disputed nuclear activities. Nevertheless, a specialized Pentagon ...

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Nov 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

The scene of Wedneasday's terrorist attack in Jerusalem | Photo credit: Yossi Eisenstein / News 24 Via Israel Hayom: Terror in the heart of Jerusalem, again. An Arab terrorist intentionally ran his vehicle into a crowd of people near the Shimon Hatzadik light rail station early Wednesday afternoon, killing one person and wounding at least 13 others. ...

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Oct 31, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Israel's closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday. "This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via ARMY TIMES: About 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan in November, officials announced Tuesday. Once deployed, the soldiers from Fort Stewart, Georgia, will assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element. The deployment will include a supporting element in Qatar and a liaison in Kuwait, according to ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Add another item to the list of insults officials in the Obama administration have lobbed at Benjamin Netanyahu. A senior Obama administration official recently described the Israeli prime minister as “chickenshit,” according to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. The list also includes descriptions such as "recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and 'Aspergery,' " ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD — Two car bombings in Iraq, including one where a suicide attacker drove a Humvee into a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen, killed at least 34 people Monday, authorities said. The deadliest attack struck the outskirts of the Sunni town of Jurf al-Skhar, where the suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden Humvee ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD — From the battlefield near Baiji, an Islamic State jihadist fired a heat-seeking missile and blew an Iraqi Army Mi-35M attack helicopter out of the sky this month, killing its two crew members. Days later, the Islamic State released a chilling series of images from a video purporting to capture the attack in northern Iraq: ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Camp Leatherneck , the Corps' last remaining base in Afghanistan, was transferred to the Afghan National Army on Sunday. (Cpl. Meredith Brown / Marine Corps) Via Military Times: Marines in Afghanistan handed over the Corps’ last remaining base there to Afghan National Army troops Sunday, marking the official end of the service’s primary work in support of ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via YNET NEWS: "There is a crisis with the Americans and it needs to be addressed as a crisis," Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Saturday after ongoing tensions between Washington and Jerusalem led US officials to block Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon from meeting with senior administration officials during his current US visit. "We mustn't pretend there isn't ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TIMES OF ISRAEL: Senior US officials said Friday that a request by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to meet with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, was denied by the Obama administration. According to a report in Ynet, the officials said the administration was settling scores with Ya’alon ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD – Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said on Friday. The use of chlorine gas as a weapon adds a new concern to the turmoil in the country. The reports, if confirmed, would be the first time the Sunni ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: The Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon. The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TIMES OF ISRAEL: Less than a day after a terrorist attack on a light rail station in Jerusalem in which a three-month-old baby was killed, tensions flared in the capital. Early Thursday morning, a Jewish kindergarten in East Jerusalem was pelted with rocks. No casualties were reported in the incident, which took place in the Ma’ale ...

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