Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for collective efforts among Islamic countries to deal with the problems gripping the Muslim world, saying the issues must be resolved through “non-military” solutions. “If there is a problem in the Muslim world, we should make efforts [for the issue] to be resolved through non-military means,” the Iranian chief executive said in a Tuesday meeting with Sudan’s new Ambassador to Tehran Adel Ibrahim Mustafa. Rouhani further said “the problems and challenges facing the Islamic world have to be resolved through the participation of Muslim countries,” adding, “We hope not to witness war and bloodshed in the region in the future.”
WASHINGTON — A video purporting to show U.S.-trained fighters captured in Syria could not be independently verified, but there’s no doubt the Pentagon’s first attempt to insert fighters into Syria met with what one official called “abject failure.”
Nearly half the force was either killed, captured or missing and they never even came in contact with ISIS.
Officially called the New Syrian Force (NSF), the first contingent of 54 fighters was trained by the U.S. military at a base in Turkey and sent across the border into Northern Syria. But instead of fighting ISIS, they unexpectedly came under attack by al Nusra — a different radical Islamic group.
But I’m sure the anti-Iran terrorists Obama supports won’t be any problem.
Op-ed: It takes only one crazy Jew out of eight million Israeli citizens to hurt and kill or injure, slain prime minister’s bureau chief tells president.I had an opportunity to talk and meet with President Reuven (Rubi) Rivlin this week, after the social media incitement against him appeared on computer screens. Following my short conversation with him, the images and sounds from the eve of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s murder came back to me.
Nuke bombing of Japan killed over 220k civilians, caused much leukemia but in the spring – a flower #hiroshima http://ow.ly/QyZ9i
“In the months and years ahead, opposition to a better relationship with Iran will come from the same organizations and individuals who are leading the fight against the nuclear deal — namely, the government of Israel and the hard-line elements of the Israel lobby. It used to be taboo to talk openly about the lobby’s impact on U.S. Middle East policy, but that is no longer the case. One reason for this change is that any informed citizen would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind not to see that the principal organized opposition to this deal is coming from the mainstream organizations in the lobby — AIPAC, WINEP, JINSA, FDD, ZOA, the Conference of Presidents, etc. — backed by ardent pro-Israel donors, such asMichael Steinhart and Sheldon Adelson. J Street and other pro-Israel peace organizations are backing the deal, along with prominent intellectuals like Peter Beinart and a clear plurality of American Jews, but the biggest and most influential organizations remain dead set against it. Were it not for their opposition, this deal would have been easier to negotiate, and Congress wouldn’t stand a chance of stopping it.”
A top leader of Turkey’s main Kurdish party has denounced as nothing more than a “show” Turkey’s alleged anti-terror police raids and its military campaign against Takfiri ISIL militants in Syria.
In an interview with AFP on Thursday, Selahattin Demirtas, the co-chair of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), accused the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using purported anti-ISIL airstrikes as a “cover” to bomb positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
I fired my first .22 when I was four years old. My mother kept a pistol in our home for all of my childhood. I adore the constitution (well, many parts of it) I have a lot of sympathy for my gun loving brothers and sisters. But then there are the numbers…
Did Pope Francis become Israeli president while I wasn’t looking? Rivlin seems so rational.
“Whether we like it or not the makeup of the stakeholders of Israeli Society and the state of Israel is changing before our eyes.”
“Perhaps anticipating the likely response of many Israelis, the president stressed that “the ‘new Israeli order’ is not an apocalyptic prophecy. It is the reality.”
“All these different groups, said Rivlin, are here to stay. And whereas the Israel Defense Forces once “served as a central tool for fashioning the Israeli character. In the military, Israeli society would confront itself, would consolidate, and shape itself morally, socially and in many ways economically,” now that over half the population — most Arabs, most Haredi Jews and a growing number of secular Jews — does not serve in the military, this is no longer the case. “Israelis will meet for the first time, if at all, only in the workplace,” Rivlin said.”