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Pictures: Jewish Cemetery Outside Strasbourg Desecrated with Nazi Swastikas

Jewish headstones in a cemetery near Strasbourg were found to be daubed with Nazi graffiti hours before an Islamic terrorist opened fire at a Christmas market in the eastern France city. Herrlisheim, a northern suburb of the city, was the site of the attack.  A member of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF), an umbrella of French Jewish communities, confirmed the desecration. Jewish tombstones are desecrated with swastikas in the Herrlisheim Jewish cemetery, north of Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Dozens of tombs were defaced were…

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America First: Senate Advances Resolution to End American Assistance in Yemen

The Senate advanced a resolution on Wednesday that called for the end of American assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The Senate passed a motion to proceed on S.J. Res. 54, 60-39, featuring strong bipartisan support for the advancement of the resolution. The bill would direct President Donald Trump to remove American armed forces from hostilities or affecting Yemen within 30 days. A bipartisan populist coalition consisting of Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) have pushed for the United States to end an illegal…

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Iranian Ayatollah: Trump’s ‘Ugly and Hateful Face’ Is ‘Typical of American Statesmen’

Iranian Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei unloaded on President Donald Trump on Wednesday, declaring that his “ugly and hateful” face is “typical of American statesmen.” Addressing families of “Iranian martyrs” at a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Khamenei offered his thoughts on a number of topics, including U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s campaign in Yemen. He argued that in accepting such support, Saudi Arabia had “extended a hand of friendship to the enemies of Islam.” “They (the Saudis) thought they would gain control [of Yemen] in a matter of days or weeks,” he explained. “[But]…

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Klein: Hezbollah Tunnels Expose Iran’s War Machine inside Israel

For the last week, Middle East headlines have rightly been dominated by Israel’s Operation Northern Shield to destroy Hezbollah attack tunnels that snake into Israeli territory. Almost entirely missing from the dialogue surrounding the tunnel threat, however, is that Hezbollah does not make a move without the full backing of the Shiite terrorist organization’s Iranian patrons and controllers. Indeed, Hezbollah is for all intents and purposes an international extension of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and could not possibly have engaged in the terror tunneling without direction from Iran. To…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims Jewish Ancestry at Hanukkah Party

Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed Sunday night at a Hanukkah party in New York that she has Jewish ancestry. “A very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews … During the Spanish Inquisition, so many people were forced to convert on the exterior to Catholicism, but on the interior continued to practice their faith … some of those people landed in Puerto Rico,” she told a left-wing group, Jews For Racial And Economic Justice. At Hanukkah event with @JFREJNYC in an moving speech, @Ocasio2018…

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Graham: I Told Trump He’s Been Played by Saudis

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he told President Trump that he has been played by Saudi Arabia and the Saudis don’t respect the president or the U.S. Graham called for a suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia “until those responsible for Mr. Khashoggi’s murder are held to account.” He warned, “If we don’t stop it now, it gets worse later.” Later, Anchor Martha MacCallum asked, “Did you tell the president that you think he’s been played on this?” Graham…

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Abbas’s Fatah: Hamas Not a Terror Group

TEL AVIV – In a rare move, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s ruling Fatah party said Sunday that it will stand behind its rival Hamas in opposing a U.S.-drafted resolution condemning the terror group at the United Nations General Assembly. The UNGA is slated to vote on Tuesday on a resolution condemning Hamas “for repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence,” as well as calling for an end to that violence. If the vote passes, it will mark the first time the General Assembly adopts a resolution condemning…

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GOP Sen. Lee Teams up with Bernie on Yemen — ‘I’m Feeling the Bern’

In a sit-down interview alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) told Kasie Hunt of MSNBC’s “Kasie DC” that he is “feeling the Bern” in regards to the failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate advocating for the United States to get out of the war in Yemen. In the interview, which aired Sunday, Sanders called the war “a horrific humanitarian disaster,” arguing the United States’ involvement is “unconstitutional.” “The Constitution is very clear. It is the Congress that has war-making powers, not the president of the United States,” Sanders…

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President Trump and First Lady Melania Wish Jews a Happy Hanukkah

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wished Jews a “Happy Hanukkah” on Sunday, just before families and communities gathered to light the first candle of the eight-night holiday. This week, Jews around the world will celebrate the miracles of Hanukkah. @FLOTUS Melania and I send our very best wishes for a blessed and Happy Hanukkah! https://t.co/LrnGcc86w4 pic.twitter.com/Kdjeyvkzmb — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2018 Hannukah (alternatively spelled “Chanukah,” a transliteration of the Hebrew “חָנֻכָּה”) celebrates the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd century…

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Watch—Emmanuel Macron Complains to Saudi Crown Prince: ‘You Never Listen to Me’

A Saudi newspaper filmed French President Emmanuel Macron complaining to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about the young ruler’s unwillingness to take his advice as world leaders met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the G-20 Summit on Friday. Citing a French official, Reuters reports the pair discussed the Yemeni Civil War and killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi during a brief intermission in the high-stakes talks. In a video shared to Twitter via the Saudi Gazette, an irritated Macron is seen grumbling to the Crown Prince: “You never listen to me.” #VIDEO: #Saudi Crown Prince…

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