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“Iran cited for alleged role in missile development, terrorism, according to people familiar with the deliberations”


Trump Administration Set to Impose New Sanctions on Iran Entities as Soon as Friday

by Jay Solomon

February 2, 2017

The Trump administration is set to impose fresh sanctions on dozens of Iranian entities for their alleged role in missile development and terrorism, in a move likely to escalate U.S. tensions with Tehran, according to people close to the deliberations. The penalties on these Iranian companies, individuals and military organizations could be announced as early as Friday, said these individuals. They would follow the Trump White House’s announcement on Wednesday that it was putting Iran “on notice” for its recent ballistic missile tests and support for militant groups in Syria, Yemen and Iraq. President Donald Trump campaigned on taking a tough line on Iran, and his administration is currently reviewing the terms of the landmark nuclear deal…READ MORE

TRUTH REVOLT NBC Criticizes Trump Administration for Putting Iran on Notice [Does NBC think Iran should have a nuclear weapon ?]

So the Left may find something they like in #Trump after all: “White House official tells ‘Post’ all parties should cease ‘unilateral actions,’ affirms two-state solution”


Trump Warns Israel: Stop Announcing New Settlements

by Michael Wilner

February 2, 2017

The White House warned Israel on Thursday – in a surprising statement – to cease settlement announcements that are “unilateral” and “undermining” of President Donald Trump’s effort to forge Middle East peace, a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post. For the first time, the administration confirmed that Trump is committed to a comprehensive two-state solution to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict negotiated between the parties. The official told the Post that the White House was not consulted on Israel’s unprecedented announcement of 5,500 new settlement housing units over the course of his first two weeks in office. “As President Trump has made clear, he is very interested in reaching a deal that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is currently exploring the best means of making progress toward that goal,” the official said. READ MORE

From former President Obama’s Ambassador to Israel: How to move US embassy to Jerusalem without “wrecking hopes for peace”


So You Want to Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem? Here’s How

by Dan Shapiro

January 31, 2017

It never failed. In five years serving as U.S. ambassador to Israel, whenever I spoke before an Israeli audience, the first or second question was always: “When will the United States move its embassy to Jerusalem?” My answer invariably wove through Jerusalem’s unique history and American interests in the two-state solution. It culminated in Congress’s 1995 passage of legislation requiring the transfer of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — but only after the inclusion of a waiver authority permitting the president to delay the move for six months at a time, if he determined it was in the U.S. national security interest. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama exercised the waiver like clockwork, citing the need to prevent damage to ongoing efforts to negotiate a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. READ MORE

Not that you’d know it from the media, but three national polls show a majority of Americans support Trump immigration Executive Order


Most Support Temporary Ban on Newcomers from Terrorist Havens

January 30, 2017

Most voters approve of President Trump’s temporary halt to refugees and visitors from several Middle Eastern and African countries until the government can do a better job of keeping out individuals who are terrorist threats. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 10% are undecided. READ MORE


U.S. Voters Support Limits On Immigration, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds

January 30 2017

A Quinnipiac University national poll conducted January 5 – 9 showed American voters support 48 – 42 percent “suspending immigration from ‘terror prone’ regions, even if it means turning away refugees from those regions.”  The independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll also found in the January 5 – 9 survey that American voters support 53 – 41 percent “requiring immigrants from Muslim countries to register with the federal government.” READ MORE


Poll: 49% of Americans agree with Trump’s immigration ban

January 31, 2017

Americans are sharply divided over President Donald Trump’s order to temporarily block U.S. entry for all refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries, with slightly more approving the measure than disapproving, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. The Jan. 30-31 poll found that 49 percent of American adults said they either “strongly” or “somewhat” agreed with Trump’s order, while 41 percent “strongly” or “somewhat” disagreed and another 10 percent said they don’t know. READ MORE

Outraged Jews have their Holocaust analogies confused — it’s more Christians and Yazidis that are targeted for genocide than Muslims


The Lessons of Roosevelt’s Failures

by Caroline Glick

January 30, 2017

…The American Jewish uproar at Trump’s actions shows first and foremost the cynicism of the leftist Jewish leadership. It isn’t simply that left-wing activists like Hetfield and Eisner cynically ignore that Trump’s order is based on Obama’s policies, which they didn’t oppose. It is that in their expressed concerned for would-be Muslim refugees to the US they refuse to recognize that the plight of Muslims as Muslims in places like Syria and Iraq is not the same as the plight of Christians and Yazidis as Christians and Yazidis in these lands. The “Jews” in the present circumstances are not the Muslims, who are nowhere targeted for genocide. The “Jews” in the present circumstances are the Christians and Yazidis and other religious minorities, whom Trump’s impassioned Jewish opponents and Obama’s impassioned Jewish champions fail to defend. READ MORE

ELDER OF ZIYON Stop Comparing Trump To Hitler; London Mayor Hosts 11 Nations Who Ban Israelis


“Czech President has long disagreed with accepting Muslim migrants. The priority is the safety of CZ citizens. USA is our ally now”


Czech President’s Spokesman: ‘Trump Protects His Country, Exactly What EU Elites Do Not Do’

by Jack Montgomery

January 28, 2017

Jiří Ovčáček, spokesman for Czech president Miloš Zeman, says that the U.S. is now an ally of the Slavic republic in the fight against mass immigration, contending that President Donald Trump is, unlike “EU elites”, concerned primarily “with the safety of his citizens”. Ovčáček was defending the swift implementation of an executive order by the U.S. president on ‘Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals’, which temporarily prohibits all asylum seekers from entering the United States and indefinitely prohibits Syrian asylum seekers from entering the United States while a thorough review of the refugee vetting process is undertaken. READ MORE

Me neither: “Ask yourself whether you have ever seen Republicans/conservatives rioting, turning over police cars, looting, setting places of business on fire, and shouting obscenities while marching” [VIDEO]


The Left Holds Itself to Lower Standards of Behavior

by Walter E. Williams

February 1, 2017

One can only imagine the widespread media, political, and intellectual condemnation of Republicans and conservatives if, after the inauguration of President Barack Obama, they had gone on a violent and vicious tear all over the nation as did Democrats and liberals after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. They committed acts such as assaulting Trump supporters, setting fires, and stoning police. Suppose Republicans/conservatives had carried signs that read “F— Obama” or talked about “blowing up the White House.” The news media, instead of calling them protesters, would have labeled them evil racists, obstructionists, and everything else except a child of God. READ MORE