6 Takeaways as Trump Recommits US to ‘Defeat the Enemy’ in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump announced an unspecified surge of  troops in Afghanistan to “kill terrorists” and “defeat the enemy” during a primetime address Monday night to soldiers at Fort Myer, Virginia, at the same time rejecting nation-building and promising “principled realism.” The president also touted a regional strategy, warning that he expects more responsibility from Pakistan […]

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Metal Detectors Will Remain on Temple Mount

The Political-Security Cabinet decided on Thursday night, after a four-hour meeting, that the magnetometers will remain at the entrance to the Temple Mount as part of the new security measures at the compound. The Cabinet also authorized the police to make every decision “in order to ensure free access to the holy places, while maintaining […]

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Tehran Hits Back at Trump’s New Sanctions, Vows to Retaliate

(CNSNews.com) – Iran pledged Tuesday to retaliate after the Trump administration coupled its certification of the regime’s compliance with the nuclear deal with new sanctions targeting the ballistic missile program and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Calling the new measures “contemptible and worthless,” the foreign ministry said Iran would respond by imposing sanctions against […]

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Trump Ends Program to Train Syrian Rebels

U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of President Bashar Al-Assad, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. officials. Arab intelligence services and the CIA have been training rebels since 2013 under the code name Timber Sycamore. The training […]

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Success: Guardian Quietly Changes Behavior on Judaism’s Holiest Site

In May, HonestReporting critiqued and sent a complaint to The Guardian concerning three articles that included the following references to the Western Wall: The Six-Day War: Why Israel is still divided over its legacy 50 years on ‘Angry’ Netanyahu orders ministers to attend Trump reception ‘Ultimate peace deal’ is goal as Donald Trump touches down […]

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Newsweek: Israel is Behind Al-Qaeda/Al-Nusra

Tom O’Connor, a repeat offender when it comes to blatantly distorting facts about Israel, is at it again, in the pages of Newsweek. This time, O’Connor makes two claims that Israel is militarily behind the Al-Qaeda linked terror organization Al-Nusra Front. Battling for Terrorists O’Connor says: Israeli helicopters attacked the Syrian military Saturday as it attempted to […]

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