Palestinian “moderates” hail Muslims who attacked Jews

But they sincerely want peace! An update on this story. “Palestinian ‘moderate’ govt slams Israel on mosque,” by Alastair Macdonald for Reuters, September 28 (thanks to Maxwell):

JERUSALEM, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Palestinians’ Western-backed government hailed on Monday people who fought Israeli police in Jerusalem as defenders of a Muslim holy site, and accused Israelis of trying to wreck U.S.-sponsored peace talks.

A day after clashes in the Old City that injured about 30 people and had Palestinian leaders warning of a Third Intifada, or uprising, the statement from the cabinet of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad showed a degree of unity among Western-backed “moderates” and Islamist hardliners in aiming anger at Israel.

With U.S. President Barack Obama’s peace envoy due to hold more talks this week to push for a resumption of negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, the fighting over the holy city at the heart of the conflict was not auspicious.

“The cabinet … hailed our people who rushed yesterday to defend blessed al-Aqsa mosque and thwarted the attempt by extremist settlers to break into the compound,” the Palestinian government said in the statement from its Ramallah headquarters….


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New York jihad plot: “We just know that it was going to be a ve ry bad attack”

More on the New York/Colorado jihad plot. “Officials: NYC Plot Operational, Not Just Aspirational,” by Dina Temple-Raston for NPR, September 28 (thanks to James):

The man at the center of an alleged plot to blow up transportation targets in New York City is scheduled to appear before a Brooklyn judge for the first time Tuesday. Najibullah Zazi is accused of plotting to use weapons of mass destruction against U.S. targets in what law enforcement officials say was the most serious terrorist threat against the U.S. since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

While the FBI arrested Zazi just a little more than a week ago, U.S. intelligence officials had been tracking him for months. They had been listening to Zazi’s phone calls, tracking his e-mails and following his associates for months in a bid to uncover exactly what he was planning and who was helping him. The investigation blew up before they got answers to either of the questions.

Officials close to the case tell NPR that more arrests could happen as soon as this week.

“We still don’t know what we don’t know yet,” one senior intelligence official with direct knowledge of the case said. “We just know that it was going to be a very bad attack. We don’t get terrorists in this country who go get al-Qaida training and come back to attack here. That’s what we were expecting was going to happen in a second wave of attacks after 9/11. So in that sense, Zazi isn’t just unusual — he’s scary.”…

Whatever his defense may be, Zazi has come to embody everything U.S. intelligence officials worry about in a suspected jihadist. He was in the U.S. legally, so he could move about the country freely. He was raised and attended school in the U.S., so he understands American culture and customs and could blend in. Most frightening of all, they say, Zazi wasn’t just an aspirational jihadist, he was also an operational one. Official say he didn’t just dream up a plot, he actually began to launch one — unlike other terrorism suspects the FBI has arrested since Sept. 11, 2001….

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IAF strikes Gaza smuggling tunnels

Army confirms hitting targets; attacks comes in response to two Kassam rockets fired at Israel.

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Shomron Council to State Department Snoop: Obama Doesn’t Get It

…HaIvri responded by writing that "President Obama`s speech reflects his failure to understand the basic issues," which he went on to list:

(1) The Jewish "settlements" in Judea and Samaria are not illegal; Geneva IV is not applicable.

(2) Israel has not illegally "occupied" anyone else`s land.

(3) The Armistice lines of 1949 were never accepted by any Arab country as Israel`s borders; nor does Israel consider them as such.

(4) A second (or third) Arab Palestinian state will not resolve core issues ("refugees," Jerusalem, etc) — the solution is regional and comprehensive, not local and piecemeal.

(5) Opposition to Jewish building in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria is rank discrimination.

(6) "Palestinian" terrorism and incitement are ongoing and officially sanctioned; it must stop immediately before anything else….

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5 more nuke plants spotted in Iran

Intel agents describe guarded operations buried in mountains

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Chinese Security Service Raid Beijing House Church Home

By Worthy News Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (Worthy News)– A prominent member of a house church movement has been told to leave his home this week after Chinese officials and security forces raided his rented apartment in the capital Beijing, representatives told Worthy News Tuesday, September 15.

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Sudan Christians Urge Prayers Amid Widespread Killings

Sudanese Christians have urged fellow believers around the world to pray for them as armed groups are kidnapping and killing church leaders and other Christians, an advocacy group with close knowledge about the situation told BosNewsLife Tuesday , September 15.

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Empire State Building celebrates communism

Iconic skyscraper turns red-yellow to mark 60th year of China’s ruling party

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Israel Urges U.S. to Take Action Over New Iranian Nuclear Facility

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo)

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the U.S. to take action over a newly revealed Iranian nuclear facility in a phone conversation with American lawmakers, an official in his office said Saturday.

Netanyahu spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a number of unidentified U.S. senators and told them that now is the time to act on Iran. Israel maintains the Islamic republic is seeking nuclear weapons.

"If not now then when?" the official quoted Netanyahu as saying. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to speak with the media.

He did not disclose what kind of action Netanyahu recommend be taken.

Iran kept the facility, located 100 miles southwest of Tehran, hidden from the U.N. nuclear watchdog until revealing it last week….

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The Iran-Venezuela Nuclear Axis

The repercussions of this situation in Latin America will probably be felt immediately since…

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