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Belgium Takes a Stand, The Netherlands Wins an Ally, and Iran Continues Stranglehold on Lebanon

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Belgium Takes a Stand Against Palestinian Terrorist Glorification

by Abigail R. Esman  •  November 15, 2017  •  Special to IPT News FacebookTwitter
For Palestinians, Dalal Mughrabi is a legend, a heroine, celebrated for having killed 38 Israelis – including 13 children – in a 1978 massacre along Israel's Coastal Highway. But when Belgium funded a school for Palestinian children in 2013, it didn't expect it to be named in Mughrabi's

Hizballah's Firm Grip Over Lebanon Fuels Region's Sectarian Strife

by Yaakov Lappin  •  November 14, 2017  •  Special to IPT News FacebookTwitter
Chief Iranian proxy Hizballah has a firm grip over Lebanon, and its bloody intervention in Syria was instrumental in preserving the brutal Assad regime. Yet Hizballah's meddling in other regions of the Middle East usually does not receive as much attention.

National Service Again Calls IPT's Hoekstra

November 13, 2017  •  IPT News FacebookTwitter
IPT Senior Shillman Fellow Pete Hoekstra is the new United States ambassador to the Netherlands. The U.S. Senate approved his nomination in a voice vote Thursday.

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In Exposing Anti-Israel Student Group's Terror Ties, Report Strives to Hold SJP Accountable

November 16, 2017  •  Jewish News Service FacebookTwitter
A newly released report by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) think tank exposes the terror affiliations of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), an international campus organization that has posed an increasing challenge for Jewish and pro-Israel college students in recent years.

The Collapse of the Islamic State: What Comes Next?

November 16, 2017  •  The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center FacebookTwitter
ISIS's expansion in Iraq and Syria was halted during the first half of 2015. A continuous campaign has been waged against the Islamic State for two and a half years and is about to be completed (November 2017). On the ground, the Islamic State no longer exists as a functioning territorial entity.

Terrorist-Sympathizer Speaks at George Washington University, Calls Zionists 'McCarthyites'

November 16, 2017  •  Washington Examiner FacebookTwitter
The Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at George Washington University hostedterrorist-sympathizer Rabab Abdulhadi on Tuesday. Abdulhadi, an ethnic studies professor at San Francisco State University — which was
accused in a lawsuit earlier this year of being a hotbed of
anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment (the case was dismissed
last week) — is a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and
Sanctions campaign against Israel.

Ohio Lawmakers Meet With Islamists in the Capitol

November 15, 2017  •  The American Spectator FacebookTwitter
On October 31, the Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held its 1st Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol — not to be confused with the Islamic Day in Ohio held during the same month, or the Meet a Muslim Day, Hijab Day, and National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill held earlier this year. 

Lebanon Accuses Saudi Arabia of Holding Its PM Hostage

November 15, 2017  •  Reuters FacebookTwitter
France said on Wednesday that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who Lebanon's president says is being held hostage by Saudi Arabia, will visit France with his family in coming days.

Iran Sues U.S. for $60 Billion

November 15, 2017  •  The Washington Free Beacon FacebookTwitter
Iran is claiming that it has sued the United States for $60 billion in response to efforts by the American government to seize the Islamic Republic's assets as a result of terror attacks that have killed Americans and others.

Hillary Clinton Personally Overturned Visa Ban for Islamist Figure Now Accused of Rape

November 14, 2017  •  PJ Media FacebookTwitter
European Islamist scion Tariq Ramadan was banned from the U.S. by the Bush administration in February 2004 for his financial support of a charity that funded terrorist groups. In January 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton overturned that ban. Clinton personally approved a visa for the
controversial grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

U.S. Granted Visas to At Least Five Accused Terrorists

November 14, 2017  •  The Washington Free Beacon FacebookTwitter
The U.S. government granted visas to and resettled in America at least five foreign individuals who were later tied to terrorism, according to the White House, which announced that "hundreds of other foreign nationals"
admitted to the country are currently under investigation for
terror ties.

Tarek Fath: 'Anti-Islamophobia' Motion Taking More Fire

November 14, 2017  •  Toronto Sun FacebookTwitter
A professor of linguistics at the University of Ottawa, commenting on the so-called anti-Islamophobia motion, M103, has urged the Trudeau government "to start an international Commission on how to handle the violence in the Qur'an," which, he says exists, without doubt.

J Street U: Calling for Israel's Destruction Isn't Always Antisemitic

November 14, 2017  •  The Algemeiner FacebookTwitter
The president of the student group J Street U has argued that it is "unfair" to describe all those who seek to end Israel's existence as antisemitic. Zoe Goldblum's comments were sent last week "on behalf of the leadership of J Street U" to the House Judiciary Committee, as it held a hearing on
antisemitism on US college campuses.

U.S. Would Welcome New EU Sanctions on Iran: Official

November 14, 2017  •  Reuters FacebookTwitter
Any move by the European Union to impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and alleged involvement in Middle East conflicts would be "interesting and helpful", a U.S. administration official said on Tuesday.

U.S. Admits Possible Role in Arming Iranian-Backed Militants in Iraq

November 13, 2017  •  The Washington Free Beacon FacebookTwitter
U.S. officials acknowledged Iranian-backed forces in Iraq could be using American-made arms, an admission that comes amid growing concern on Capitol Hill the U.S. government is quietly working with militia fighters in Iraq who are directly tied to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards
Corps (IRGC), according to multiple sources familiar with
the situation.

Report: Islamic Jihad Orders 'Immediate Attack' Against Israel

November 13, 2017  •  Israel Hayom FacebookTwitter
Israel, Islamic Jihad continue trading barbs following the recent destruction of terror tunnel in the Gaza Strip. IDF nabs Tarek Kaadan, a senior Islamic Jihad field commander, in connection with a plot to carry out a terrorist attack against Israel.

Mattel Announces Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll, the First Barbie to Wear a Hijab

November 13, 2017  • FacebookTwitter
Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is quite a doll – literally. She's thrilled to have inspired a Barbie in her likeness, and especially proud that the doll will be the first Barbie to wear a hijab. "This is a childhood dream come true," she posted. The doll is part of the "She-ro" line.

The November 10, 2017 Trump-Putin Joint Statement Allows Iran To Deploy Forces Close To Israel's Border – Posing An Existential Threat To Israel's Security

November 13, 2017  •  MEMRI FacebookTwitter
Following the November 12, 2017 meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam, President Trump agreed to, and legitimized Iran's expansion in Syria, including the deployment of Iranian and pro-Iran militia forces close to the Syria-Israel border.

New York Times Travel Section Celebrates Convicted Terrorist

November 12, 2017  •  The Algemeiner FacebookTwitter
Of all the restaurants in the world possibly to deserve a feature article in the New York Times Sunday travel section, the newspaper has somehow chosen one whose interior features a big mural of a Jew-killing Arab terrorist.

New Palestinian Authority Textbooks Teach "Martyrdom as a Life Goal"

November 12, 2017  • FacebookTwitter
The PA is viewed by the West as the 'moderate' Palestinian body and Israel's supposed 'partner for peace', but as we've repeatedly highlighted, its officials routinely demonize Israel and glorify terrorists as national heroes. Young people are exposed to this radicalization, as schools and educational
programs justify and condone the use of violence.

Al-Qaeda Has Rebuilt Itself—With Iran's Help

November 11, 2017  •  The Atlantic FacebookTwitter
Interviews with al-Qaeda members and bin Laden's family reveal a pact that allowed the group to prepare for its next phase.

Report: Iranians Built New Military Base in Syria

November 11, 2017  •  The Jerusalem Post FacebookTwitter
Iran is building a new military facility in Syria, the BBC has reported based on a Western intelligence source. Located at Al-Kiswah, south of Damascus, the facility is one of many alleged Iranian bases in Syria and illustrates how Iran is establishing a permanent presence in the country.

The Prison Fight Between ISIS and The Muslim Brotherhood

November 11, 2017  •  Buzzfeed News FacebookTwitter
Radical Islamist militants are going to war with the Muslim Brotherhood inside Egypt's prisons as the two groups fight for fresh recruits.

Report: BDS Activists Secretly 'Took Over' American Studies Association Before It Endorsed Israel Boycott

November 10, 2017  •  The Algemeiner FacebookTwitter
Anti-Israel activists implemented a "covert campaign" to gain leadership positions at the American Studies Association (ASA), which they subsequently manipulated into
endorsing an academic boycott of Israel, a Jewish human
rights group said last Thursday.

Homeland Security Bulletin Warns of Weaponized Drones and Threat to Aviation

November 9, 2017  • FacebookTwitter
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an updated terror bulletin last Thursday highlighting the threat of weaponized drones, chemical attacks and the continued targeting of commercial aircraft.
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