Amid worries of foreign attempts to influence U.S. midterm elections, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms have remove hundreds of accounts used to push Iranian and Russian agendas, citing, “coordinated inauthentic behavior” and “manipulation.”
News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet have collectively removed hundreds of accounts tied to Russian and Iranian users that cybersecurity firm FireEye said were promoting Russia’s and Iran’s geopolitical agendas around the world.
Some of the Twitter and Facebook accounts were designed to appear as if they belonged to real people in the United States, Britain and Canada, according to FireEye. Continue Reading »
Poland’s Justice Minister says, “Enough with this lie.” Poles are maligned worldwide because of this misleading phrase, which suggests then-occupied Poland was culpable for the camps, when the Nazis ordered them built on its soil.
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
Poland is drawing up new regulations to punish use of the phrase “Polish death camps” when referring to the wartime Nazi concentration camps on Polish soil, Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said on Saturday.
Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro – Photo: YouTube Screenshot
Poland has long sought to eliminate the misleading phrase from historical and newspaper accounts since it suggests that the country, which was occupied by Nazi Germany throughout World War II, was responsible for the camps set up on its territory. Continue Reading »
Congress expressed its concerns about reports indicating how the Obama administration is going out of its way to accommodate Iran in the sanctions relief.
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Non-nuclear sanctions against Iran and its allies have led to Hezbollah being in “its worst financial shape in decades,” the top sanctions enforcement official told Congress.
A Hezbollah terrorist on top of a building in Bekaa Valley. – Photo: REUTERS
“After many years of sanctions targeting Hezbollah, today the group is in its worst financial shape in decades,” Adam Szubin, the acting Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence told the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Obama’s ‘Minister of Propaganda’ admits purposely bamboozling journalists to mislead the public on Iran nuclear deal.
Israel’s PM Netanyahu was right.
By Ari Yashar
In light of White House aide Ben Rhodes’ admission last Thursday that the public was misled on the controversial Iran nuclear deal, senior author and commentator Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on Monday quipped that brutal Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin “could have used this guy.”
Rhodes admitted that while the American public was led to believe that negotiations between the West and the Islamic Republic took off after the election of President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, who was touted as a “moderate,” in reality negotiations with hard-liners began much earlier. Continue Reading »
Hamas’s Interior Ministry celebrates its 5 yr-old armed children soldiers, and in doing so, proves little separates the ‘Palestinian resistance’ from the genocidal Islamic State.
By Ari Yashar
Hamas evidently wanted to leave no doubts that when it comes to implementing its jihadist genocidal goals of wiping out the Jewish people by all terrorist means at its disposal, age is no barrier – and that brainwashing works all the better the younger you start.
Hamas child soldier: The Ultimate exploitation of child-abuse. – Palestinian Media Watch
Hamas’s Ministry of Interior, which is part of its “governmental branch” that some in the international arena have sought to give legitimacy, posted a photo shoot on its official Facebook page last Friday, unveiling a tiny child soldier of the terror group.
Year after year,mainstream media continue their traditional anti-Israel frenzy knowing full well the lies portray the Jewish State in a sinister manor.
By Ryan Jones
Had they done so, these gatekeepers of Western public opinion would have realized that Israel has no dams that can be opened and closed in its southern region, and that Gaza is simply a low-lying coastal area that unfortunately suffers severe flooding during winters with average-to-above average rainfall.
Flooded Gaza – Photo source: Israel Today
The Daily Mail did later publish a retraction, but, as usual, the damage had already been done.
One story most of these media outlets chose not to cover was the announcement last week that Israel would soon double the amount of fresh water it provides to Gaza.
21 years after the scene was choreographed, the 2 boys in the photo are both grown up Israeli Jews – living in a changing world, where dreams of such Israeli-Palestinian friendship seem sometimes like an unrealistic possibility.
By The Forward & Naomi Zeveloff
One week into Israel’s war with Gaza this past summer, superstar Rihanna tweeted a photo of an Israeli boy and a Palestinian boy with their arms around each other facing away from the camera: “Let’s pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict!” she wrote. “Is there any hope?….”
Staged: Ricki Rosen’s photograph meant to depict an Israeli boy and a Palestinian boy in Jerusalem has been reproduced hundreds of times.
Another fantastical accusation is the latest in a long tradition of Muslim leaders’ claim that Israel employs supernatural means to harass its enemies.
By Israel Today Staff
If Israel’s antagonists in the region are to be believed, the Jewish state employs all manner of bizarre and even mythical tactics against its foes. The latest, according to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, is the unleashing of wild boars upon the fields of Arab farmers.
Wild boar – Israel Today
“Every night, they [Israelis] release wild boars against us,” Abbas said during a conference in Ramallah last Friday. “Why are they doing this to us?”
1st “mistake”: CNN ran a headline stating that 4 Israelis and 2 Palestinians killed in Jerusalem attack, equating the savages to their victims. 2nd “mistake”: Then in separate incident, CNN coverage had “Deadly attack on Jerusalem mosque” superimposed on top of coverage.
Communist government unhesitatingly says ‘no thanks’ to Turkish leader’s offer during a speech in which he claimed ‘Muslims discovered the Americas centuries before Columbus.’
By Ari Soffer
Cuba has reportedly rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s offer to build the country’s first mosque.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – AFP/File
Erdoğan’s offer came during a speech in Istanbul to Muslim leaders from Latin America, in which he made the bizarre claim that Muslims discovered the Americas nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus.
“Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178,” Erdoğan said at the televised address.
“Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast,” he added, and said that Ankara was even prepared to build a mosque at the site mentioned by the Genoese explorer. Continue Reading »
Allegations that Israel’s Unit 8200, is exploiting received NSA information it collected, to politically persecute innocent Palestinians.
Former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has accused the US National Security Agency of routinely passing private, unedited communications of Americans to Israel, an expert on the intelligence agency said Wednesday.
US National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden speaks to European officials via video-conference at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on June 24, 2014 Photo: Frederick Florin – AFP/File
James Bamford, writing in the New York Times, said Snowden told him the intercepts included communications of Arab- and Palestinian-Americans whose relatives in Israel and the Palestinian territories could become targets based on the information. Continue Reading »
Time magazine on Sunday retracted allegations that Israeli soldiers harvested and sold Palestinian organs.
IDF Facebook Page
The magazine deleted the allegations from a two-minute video on its website about the Israel Defense Forces, writing at the end, “Correction: The original version of this video cited a contested allegation in a 2009 Swedish newspaper report as fact. The allegation has been removed from the video.”
The video (Below), titled “The IDF: A look inside Israel’s powerful military,” said the “IDF is not without controversy,” reporting that “in 2009 a Swedish report came out exposing some Israeli troops of selling organs of Palestinians who died in their custody.” The video was published in an article dated August 23, 2012.
UNBELIEVABLE!: On the flagship Arab media, Al Jazeera, a TV interviewer admits that Israeli soldiers are not monsters, & in fact are the most humane in the mid-East.
ByIsrael Today Staff
In a development that might shock many, Al-Jazeera has openly admitted that the Israeli army is far more humane than any Arab armed force, and far less cruel than it is typically portrayed by supposedly objective Western media.
Composite from YouTube
Last week, the host of an Al-Jazeera (Arabic) news program publicly questioned why the Syrian army and its Hezbollah allies “don’t they learn from the Israeli army which tries, through great efforts, to avoid shelling areas populated by civilians in Lebanon and Palestine?”
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