Backstabbed: Obama Sics UN on Israel to Impose 'Unconditional' Ceasefire

On Sunday evening, after calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and demanding an "immediate, unconditional" ceasefire in the war with Hamas, President Barack Obama convened an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to ratify a unanimous resolution to the same effect. Ironically, President Obama declined to take the case for military action against Syria to the UN Security Council last year.
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Backstabbed: Obama Sics UN on Israel to Impose 'Unconditional' Ceasefire

On Sunday evening, after calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and demanding an "immediate, unconditional" ceasefire in the war with Hamas, President Barack Obama convened an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to ratify a unanimous resolution to the same effect. Ironically, President Obama declined to take the case for military action against Syria to the UN Security Council last year. 27 Jul 2014, 9:00 PM PDT

First American Suicide Bomber in Syria Featured in Video

The al-Nusra Front, a terrorist group in Syria, released a video of the first American to participate in a suicide attack in the war-torn country. Monar Mohammed Abu-Salha, 22, grew up in Florida and dropped out of college to join the jihad. In the video, he explains why he wants to die. 27 Jul 2014, 5:10 PM PDT

Russia Lashes Out at New EU Sanctions

The European Union targeted 15 officials and 18 organizations in the latest round of sanctions in response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Russia said the sanctions will hinder any security cooperation between the two entities. 27 Jul 2014, 4:11 PM PDT

Obama Calls Bibi, Demands 'Immediate, Unconditional' Ceasefire--HAMAS Rejects!

President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directly on Sunday evening to demand that Israel enact "an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire that ends hostilities now and leads to a permanent cessation of hostilities," the White House said, adding support for the demilitarization of Gaza. Hamas immediately rejected the idea: "Those who try to take our weapons, we will take their life.” 27 Jul 2014, 3:51 PM PDT

Rhodes: Kerry Searching for 'Common Place' Between Israel, Hamas

Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser for President Barack Obama, told CNN's Candy Crowley on State of the Union Sunday morning that "Israel does need to take greater care to avoid civilian casualties" and that "you can always do more" to avoid them. "The best way to do that is through a ceasefire," he said, explaining why the Obama administration was urging a calm that would leave Hamas's terror network intact. 27 Jul 2014, 7:58 AM PDT

Hamas Tunnel Threat at Center of War with Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. 27 Jul 2014, 7:22 AM PDT

Report: Hamas Used Child Labor to Build Terror Tunnels; Hundreds Killed

Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network, built partly to carry out attacks on children across the Gaza border in Israel. That report--confirmed by Hamas itself--emerged in 2012, not from the Israeli government, but the sympathetic Journal of Palestine Studies, in an article that otherwise celebrated the secret tunnel system as a symbol of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli "siege" of the Gaza Strip. 27 Jul 2014, 5:36 AM PDT

UN Finally Considers Adding ISIS to Syrian War Crimes List

The Islamic State terrorist group, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), rose to prominence from the ashes of an al-Qaeda-affiliated group in 2013. They have a storied history of brutality throughout Iraq and Syria, with no sign that they will stop committing atrocities. Despite the extensive harm they have done to the people of Syria for more than a year, the United Nations is just now considering adding the terrorist group to their Syria war crimes list. 26 Jul 2014

Palestinian Mosques: Arsenals or Houses of God?

While salvaging Qurans from the rubble of the Al-Farouq Mosque in Gaza, junior imam Muhammad Hamad told the New York Times, "This is a house of God” – as though this proved the mosque is a peaceful place of worship. He said this after Al-Farouq had been targeted by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on July 12. 26 Jul 2014

Islamic State Seizes Syrian Army Base in Raqqa

The Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, took over a Syrian army base outside of Raqqa and killed at least 85 soldiers. The terrorist group posted pictures of the dead bodies before and after they beheaded the soldiers. The siege started on July 24, and the terrorists announced on Saturday they are in full control of the base. 26 Jul 2014

US Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Clashes

The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move. 26 Jul 2014

ISIS Supporters Deny Female Genital Mutilation Fatwa Reported by UN

A report released by the United Nations' resident and humanitarian coodinator in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock, suggested that the terrorist group Islamic State had issued a fatwa demanding all women between the ages of 11 and 46 undergo female genital mutilation. While conflicting reports followed the claim, some rushed to defend the terror group. 26 Jul 2014

'This is an Offensive War': An Inside Look at the Campaign to Take Down Hamas

GAZA BORDER, Israel-- The demilitarization of Hamas is the only solution in the Israel Hamas conflict. This is the clear message here in Israel. This conflict is different than previous conflicts. "It will be ceasefire after ceasefire if you don't demilitarize Hamas" said retired IDF General Gideon Avidor. "Hamas is not fighting to protect its people, but only to terrorize and kill Israeli's, as long as they continue to fight against us, we must fight back." 26 Jul 2014

Ebola Outbreak Spreads to 4th West African Country

An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there, officials said Friday. 25 Jul 2014

UN Human Rights Council Accuses Israel of 'Acting in Gaza Like the Nazis'

The UN Human Rights Council held a special session in Geneva on July 23, 2014 to declare effectively that Israelis do not have human rights. The session ended with a resolution that launched an "investigation" into what the Council decided in advance were Israel's violations of Palestinian rights. The vote was 29 in favor, 1 against and 17 abstentions. 25 Jul 2014

Venezuelan General Arrested on US Warrant for Drug Smuggling

General Hugo Carvajal, a high-ranking retired military general and former chief of Venezuela's military intelligence, was arrested in Aruba this week on charges of helping Colombian Marxist rebels smuggle cocaine into the United States. Carvaja is expected to be extradited to the United States. 25 Jul 2014

Palestinians, Iranians, and Syrians Extend Israel a Hand

Between the international press, New York Times, and the Obama administration, it’s easy to believe that Israel doesn’t have many friends. However, a new social media campaign reveals that the Jewish State has worldwide support, even in places notorious for their disdain for Jews and their homeland. 25 Jul 2014

Report: Hamas Morale Collapsing, Terrorists Flee IDF

In an otherwise excellent article Friday on the Hamas terror tunnel network in Gaza, the Jerusalem Post buries the lede. An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier in the field told the Post that while Hamas fighters offered fierce resistance when the ground operation began, now Hamas operatives are fleeing, abandoning their positions, leaving behind weapons and other material that the IDF is using to expand its assault on the terror group. 25 Jul 2014

Central American Leaders Convening at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at the border. 25 Jul 2014

US General: Russian Military Likely Fighting in Ukraine

(Reuters) - Russia's military is likely a reluctant participant in Ukraine's conflict, the top U.S. military officer said on Thursday, adding that although he had not spoken to his Moscow counterpart in about two months he was keeping an open line of communication. 25 Jul 2014

Kerry's Failure Points to Israel's Tough Task

Secretary of State John Kerry has, predictably, failed to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. As of this writing, the Israeli Cabinet is meeting to discuss Kerry's proposal for a seven-day temporary truce. Yet that is merely a gesture of courtesy, because Israel knows that Hamas will reject the terms: that Israeli troops remain in Gaza to complete the task of destroying the terror tunnels Hamas has dug to carry out attacks against Israel. 25 Jul 2014

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