Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves the stage after delivering an address at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 24, 2018. CLICK HERE TO READ
SWEDEN HIT BY FIRE BOMBINGS. Cities Ablaze with Coordinated Arson Attacks – Migrants
Youth gangs, most possibly migrants, set cars on fire in multiple cities across Sweden. Police think it was a coordinated attack. CAR FIRES at Frolunda Torg in Gothenburg, Sweden. ARTICLE & VIDEO
- Police say terror attack thwarted last week in Jerusalem Old City – TIMES OF ISRAEL, Michael Bachner
- France: The Rise and Fall of Emmanuel Macron – GATESTONE INSTITUTE, Guy Millière
- Hugh Fitzgerald: Saudi Arabia and Canada Square Off – JIHAD WATCH, Hugh Fitzgerald
- PM Netanyahu Presents “2030 Security Concept” to the Cabinet – IMRA, Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser
- Two Israeli Universities in World’s Top 100 Institutions – BIN, Staff Writer
Police say terror attack thwarted last week in Jerusalem Old City
by Michael Bachner for TIMES OF ISRAEL, August 15, 2018
Suspect from Hebron, who was carrying a knife, first claimed he came to pray, but after days of interrogation admitted he was planning a stabbing attack.
Security forces in Jerusalem’s Old City last week arrested a Palestinian man who was planning to carry out a stabbing attack, police said on Wednesday.
After keeping the investigation under a gag order for a week, Jerusalem police revealed that the 26-year-old resident of the West Bank city of Hebron was detained by officers on August 8 after they deemed his behavior suspicious.
A body search revealed he was holding a knife and a can of tear gas, according to a police statement.
The suspect was immediately taken for questioning at a nearby police station, where he claimed he came to Jerusalem to pray, the statement said. But the officers doubted his version and referred him to the district’s central police unit.
Police investigators then “carried out several interrogation actions through which they were able to expose the suspect’s real intentions,” the statement added.
France: The Rise and Fall of Emmanuel Macron
by Guy Millière for GATESTONE INSTITUTE, August 16, 2018
- France’s Justice Department is not independent of the government; no judge will seek to know more about Macron’s scandal. No thorough and deep investigation will take place. The French media are largely subsidized by the government and no more independent of the government than the Justice Department is.
- Even the French media that are not funded by the state self-censor what they report, because they are supported by businesses that depend on government contracts. No French journalist will try to discover a thing.
- The economist Charles Gave recently used statistical data to demonstrate that if nothing changes, the non-Muslim population of France could be a minority in 40 years. He added: “What happened to Spain or Asia Minor in the 10th and 11th centuries will happen to Europe in the 21st century, that is a certainty.”
When Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France in May 2017, he was portrayed as a reformer who was going to change everything in France and beyond.
On July 19, the daily Le Monde published a video from May 1 showing a man in a police helmet brutally assaulting two people in the center of Paris. A description accompanying the video explained that the violent man was “Alexandre Benalla, in charge of the head of state’s security.”…
Hugh Fitzgerald: Saudi Arabia and Canada Square Off
by Hugh Fitzgerald for JIHAD WATCH, August 15, 2018
Justin Trudeau has been noticeably unconcerned about Islam. He’s been criticised for his failure to recognize the genocide, by Muslims, of Christians in the Middle East. He was eager to hand over to Omar Khadr, the Muslim who killed one American soldier, Christopher Speer, and blinded another, Layne Morris, the quite unnecessary sum of eight million dollars, for having spent ten years imprisoned at Guantanamo (some might well think that a short sentence for a murderer). Indeed, Trudeau handed over the money with such unseemly haste that the families of Speer and Morris, who had won civil judgments against Khadr in Utah, had no time to try to block the payment. Although he talks a lot about human rights, Trudeau has been noticeably silent about human rights in Saudi Arabia, one of the most repressive regimes in the world, possibly because he doesn’t want to do anything to endanger a multi-billion dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
So it has been fascinating to see the Saudi reaction to just one tweet by Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Foreign Minister, after the Saudi government jailed several women’s rights activists, including the sister of Raif Badawi, a human rights activist now in a Saudi prison. Here was the tweet:
“Very alarmed to learn that Samar Badawi, Raif Badawi’s sister, has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. Canada stands together with the Badawi family in this difficult time, and we continue to strongly call for the release of both Raif and Samar Badawi.”
PM Netanyahu Presents “2030 Security Concept” to the Cabinet
Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser
from IMRA, August 16, 2018
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 15 August 2018), presented the “2030 security concept” – which has been formulated over the past two years – to the Cabinet. Today’s was the first of a series of discussions on the issue. The Prime Minister presented the anticipated threats for the coming decade, the building of the necessary force and the principles for operation of the force.
The full document is classified and will soon be presented in full by the Prime Minister to the Knesset Subcommittee on Intelligence Affairs and Secret Services, the IDF General Staff Forum, the Mossad and the ISA. The non-classified part of the document pertains to the budgetary implications which will soon be submitted for Cabinet approval.
Due to the anticipated threats over the coming decade:
1. The Prime Minister intends to increase the security budget by 0.2-0.3% of GNP as the IDF becomes more efficient;
2. The budgetary increase is designed for expenditure on all security bodies (IDF, ISA, Mossad and others), which currently stands at approximately 6% of GNP.
3. The goal is average annual growth of 3-4% and average expenditure of approximately 6% of GNP for all security needs.
4. When GNP reaches $0.5 trillion, the required rate for overall expenditure on security will be reexamined.
The budgetary supplement will be allocated to a series of issues including: – Strengthening offensive capabilities – Major power-level cyber capabilities – Upgrading anti-missile defense – Continued protective measures on the home front – The completion of security fences.
Prime Minister Netanyahu:
“Due to our small area, the population concentration and the numerous threats around us, Israel will always have security needs that are much greater than any other state of similar size. Today the Israeli economy is strong enough to allow for this supplement. In any case the increase will be enacted while maintaining a responsible budgetary framework.
In the last 20 years we have cultivated a free economy in order to serve national needs, especially security. Against the accumulated threats we are at a turning point. Today we are called upon to invest more in security in order to defend our achievements and ensure continued economic growth.
The combination of our security and economic strengths will increase Israel’s status as an asset in the eyes of other countries and thereby increase our diplomatic strength.”
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Two Israeli Universities in World’s Top 100 Institutions
by a Staff Writer for BIN, August 15, 2018
How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. (Credit: Technion/Wikimedia Commons)
The prestigious Shanghai Ranking of world universities on Tuesday listed two Israeli academic institutions in the world’s top 100, marking an impressive rise since last year.
The Haifa-based Technion — Israel Institute of Technology — was listed as Israel’s premier university for the third year in a row in the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018. It ranked 77th, a rise of 16 places from its 93rd placing in last year’s list.
Israel’s first university – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – celebrating 100 years since the laying of its cornerstone, was ranked 95th. It marked the university’s return to the top-100, just a year after its fifteen-year presence in such elite company had come to an end.
“The trend of improvement compared to last year’s Shanghai ranking is evidence of hard work and uncompromising striving for excellency,” commented Hebrew University President Prof. Asher Cohen.
“We are proud that again, the Hebrew University is recognized as one of the world’s 100 leading universities,” he said, adding that the competition was getting harder every year due to “significant investment” by East Asian countries in academic institutions.