Obama: 'It's Going to Be Very Hard to Put a Ceasefire Back Together Again'

President Barack Obama answered questions about the ongoing war in Gaza on Friday at the White House. He noted that the ceasefire the U.S. had announced with the UN the day before, and that took effect Friday at 8:00 a.m. local time in Gaza, was violated by Hamas. In addition to condemning the killing of two Israeli soldiers and the kidnapping of a third, Obama said that "it's going to be very hard to put a ceasefire back together again."
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A Hundred Years After World War One, Americans Have a Lot to Learn

On the centennial of World War One, perhaps the most urgent question is this: Could we fall into another such global war? Could we end up in another conflict such as the one, a century ago, that took 20 million lives? Essayist Roger Cohen, writing for TheAtlantic.com, has his glum answer: “Yes, It Could Happen Again.” 1 Aug 2014, 2:31 PM PDT

Communist Vietnam May Join the U.S. Team

Sixty prominent members of Vietnam's Communist Party, including a former ambassador to Beijing, signed a letter on July 29 urging political and economic reforms that would divorce Vietnam from reliance on China, according to a July 30th report by the German Press Agency. 1 Aug 2014, 2:21 PM PDT

Turkish Women Mock VP Who Wants Them to Stop Laughing

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Obama: 'It's Going to Be Very Hard to Put a Ceasefire Back Together Again'

President Barack Obama answered questions about the ongoing war in Gaza on Friday at the White House. He noted that the ceasefire the U.S. had announced with the UN the day before, and that took effect Friday at 8:00 a.m. local time in Gaza, was violated by Hamas. In addition to condemning the killing of two Israeli soldiers and the kidnapping of a third, Obama said that "it's going to be very hard to put a ceasefire back together again." 1 Aug 2014, 12:45 PM PDT

UN Secretary General Pushes for Abortion During Wartime

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Russian Deputy PM Mocks U.S. with Photo of Obama Holding a Puppy

"We have different values and allies," tweeted Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin yesterday of Russia and the United States. To illustrate, the Russian official posted a split-screen of photos of Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama-- the former holding a leopard, the latter holding a Bichon Frise. 1 Aug 2014, 12:18 PM PDT

Islamic State Flag Confuses Government and Separatists in India

While the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, mainly operates in Iraq and Syria, the radical jihadist group is slowly spreading its influence. A black IS flag first appeared in Srinagar, India on July 11, later appearing in the towns of Jammu and Kashmir on Eid-ul-fitr on July 29. The flag concerns the government of India as well as separatists in the area. 1 Aug 2014, 12:11 PM PDT

American Quarantined in Liberia for Ebola Dies of Unrelated Illness

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World View: Opening Rafah Border Key Goal of Hamas

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Before Kidnapping, Hamas Was No-Show in Egypt

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China Says Islamist Militants Kill Pro-Beijing Imam in Xinjiang

(Reuters) - Three suspected Islamist militants armed with knives and axes killed the imam of China's biggest mosque in the western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, the authorities said, days after a knife-wielding gang attacked state buildings in the same region. 1 Aug 2014, 7:08 AM PDT

China Slams Canada for 'Irresponsible' Hacking Accusations

(Reuters) - China's foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking any credible evidence after Canada singled out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing. 1 Aug 2014, 7:06 AM PDT

Argentina Doubts Debt Resolution at US Hearing

(AFP) Argentina said it does not expect to resolve the legal battle that forced it into default at a hearing Friday called by US District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York. 1 Aug 2014, 6:51 AM PDT

Analysis: Kerry, Obama to Blame for Kidnapping of IDF Soldier

While the immediate blame for the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin Friday morning, a mere 90 minutes into a humanitarian ceasefire, lies with Hamas, the responsibility must also be shared by Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama, who put enormous pressure on Israel for weeks to accept a ceasefire before it had eliminated the terrorist threat, and while it had significant momentum against Hamas on the battlefield. 1 Aug 2014, 5:07 AM PDT

Hamas Kidnaps IDF Soldier, Ending U.S.-Backed Ceasefire

Multiple news outlets report from Israel that the Hamas terrorist group attacked Israel Defense Forces in the southern portion of the Gaza Strip on Friday morning, 90 minutes after the start of a freshly agreed 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire, and that they captured one Israeli soldier for the first time int the 26-day conflict. 1 Aug 2014, 4:52 AM PDT

Black Cuban Dissident Slams Congressional Black Caucus

Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, the head of Cuba’s Rosa Parks Civil Rights Movement aimed at organizing black Cubans against the communist regime of Raúl Castro, had a pointed message for the Congressional Black Caucus during a talk in Washington, D.C., this week: stop helping the white Castro oligarchy oppress black Cubans. 31 Jul 2014

MEMRI: Chicago Imam Preaches Jihad Against Israel

The Middle East Media Research Institite (MEMRI), which specializes in translating media in the Middle East, has uncovered chilling videos in the United States itself. The video clips, posted Thursday to MEMRI's website, allegedly show Sheik Mohamed Elimam of the Chicago Islamic Center preaching jihad against Israel. 31 Jul 2014

Hamas Rocket Fire Prevents Aid from Reaching Gaza

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Hamas Official: Israelis 'Addicted' to Killing Women and Children

In an attempt to smear Israel and justify his organization's prolonged terrorist campaign against it, Hamas official Osama Hamdan claimed on Lebanese television that Jews have "become addicted to" killing children and women. He also argued it was "not a figment of imagination" that Jews used Christian blood in their Passover bread. 31 Jul 2014

Video: Kubutz Residents Describe Life Under the Threat of Hamas

Israelis living in Kubutz communities have seen decades of violence from terrorist groups, Hamas particularly, working out of Gaza and Palestinian areas. In interviews with Breitbart News' Tera Dahl, Kubutz residents both near Gaza and in Golan Heights describe decades of life near the enemy. 31 Jul 2014

Argentina Defaults for 3rd Time in 28 Years

If you are a 28-year-old millennial in Argentina, you would have lived long enough for your nation to default for a third time in 28 years at 12:01 AM on August 1. The nation’s Economy Minister Axel Kicillof acknowledged the default after a flurry of last minute negotiations with creditors from around the world. Argentina's strategy when it comes to discussing paying back debt is to “delay as much as possible while introducing persistent legal ambiguity,” according to Stratfor Global Intelligence service. 31 Jul 2014

Living Under Siege: One Mile from the Gaza Border

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UN Human Rights Chief: Israel, Hamas Committing War Crimes

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war, but reserved her harshest words for the Israeli government, which she said Thursday was deliberately defying international law. 31 Jul 2014

World View: The Gaza War Becomes Existential for Both Sides

Israel received almost worldwide condemnation on Wednesday for air strikes on a crowded Gaza marketplace and on a United Nations shelter, killing or wounding over 100 civilians, including women and children. On the other hand, Hamas released a taunting video of how they used one of their tunnels under the border fence between Gaza and Israel on Monday to surprise and kill five Israeli soldiers. 31 Jul 2014

West Africa Ebola Outbreak Tops 700 Deaths

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days. 31 Jul 2014

NGO Report: Syria Kurdish/Jihadist Battle Kills 49

(AFP) A fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State jihadists has killed nearly 50 fighters from both sides as the Kurds seized several IS positions, a monitoring group said Thursday. 31 Jul 2014

Analysis: U.S. Failures in Gaza Make Israel-Iran War More Likely

Amidst the many foreign policy stumbles--and occasional successes--of the Obama administration, there have been few as embarrassing as the failure in the ongoing Gaza conflict. No agency has been spared. The State Department has looked incompetent, with John Kerry's failed ceasefire mission that alienated all relevant parties. The Pentagon provided weapons, but its intelligence assessments have been absurd. And the President, who took Israel to the UN Security Council, has fared worst of all, his promise to "have Israel's back" debunked. 31 Jul 2014

Report: Desperate Hamas Stealing UN Food Stamps to Survive

Though Hamas started the latest round of conflict with Israel, it seems to have calculated--wrongly--that Israel would not launch a ground invasion. Members of the Hamas terrorist organization are reportedly so desperate for food after three-and-a-half weeks of war with Israel that they are seizing United Nations food coupons to keep their members fed--and to prevent them from surrendering to Israeli soldiers out of sheer hunger. 30 Jul 2014

ISIS Fighter Claims Turkey Funds the Jihadist Group

Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party have a well developed reputation for anti-Semitism and anti-Israel policies generally. But now ties to the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, are emerging. The Jerusalem Post reported one Islamic State member said Turkey, a member of NATO, provided funds for the terrorist group. 30 Jul 2014

Hamas TV: Muslims to Exterminate the Jews

Though glossed over in major media reporting on the Israel-Gaza confrontation, the Hamas conflict with the Jewish State remains deeply ideological. Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV broadcast a sermon Friday reaffirming the Hamas ideology that according to Islam, it is Muslim destiny to exterminate the Jews. 30 Jul 2014

US Condemnation of UN School Attack Plays into Hamas's Hands, Again

The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has once again triggered a series of events leading to the deaths of children and innocent civilians – this time, an attack on an area including a UN school that has left 15 people dead. After a third discovery of Hamas rockets in a UN school this week, the White House nonetheless condemned the attack. 30 Jul 2014

Wave of Pro-Hamas, Anti-Semitic Vandalism Hits Miami

Two separate instances of anti-Semitic vandalism are outraging the communities of Miami and Miami Beach. This week, multiple occurrences of anti-Semitic graffiti at synagogues in Miami-Dade County were reported, in which the perpetrators painted swastikas and the word "Hamas" on the property. Cars have also been victims of these attacks. 30 Jul 2014

US Condemns Shelling of UN School in Gaza

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering Palestinians displaced by the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. 30 Jul 2014

EBOLA: Doctor Quarantined in Canada

A Canadian doctor has put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in West Africa treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus alongside an American doctor who is now infected, local media said Tuesday. 30 Jul 2014

ISIS Occupied or Destroyed All Christian Institutions in Mosul

For over 2,000 years, Christians and Muslims lived in peace in Mosul, Iraq, the country's second largest city. That all changed on June 10, 2014 when the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, invaded the city and evicted its Christian population. With the Christians gone, ISIS has begun to destroy or occupy every Christian landmark in the city. 30 Jul 2014

Disney Heiress Takes Code Pink Line, Withdraws Investment from Israeli Company over 'Occupation'

Abigail Disney, Walt’s great-niece and heiress, has just withdrawn her 12 million dollar investment in the Israeli Company Ahava because, she says, it is “stealing minerals” from an “Occupied West Bank.” Ms. Disney believes this violates both the 1970 Hague Convention and the Geneva Convention “by exploiting natural resources in occupied territories.” 30 Jul 2014

National Geographic: African Ebola Outbreak Will 'Likely' Reach US

Experts speaking to the National Geographic suggest that it is "likely" that the dreaded Ebola virus spreading across West Africa will make its way to the United States, but once here, it is unlikely to spread far, due to advanced American medical technology and the preparedness of medical personnel. 30 Jul 2014

Libya Islamists Seize Key Benghazi Army Base

(AFP) Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, plunging the country further into lawlessness and uncertainty. 30 Jul 2014

World View: Uighurs Launch Massive Knife-Wielding Terrorist Attack in China

Dozens of knife-wielding "thugs," presumed to be Muslim Uighur separatists, conducted a "premeditated and carefully planned" attack on a government building and police station in Ailixihu, a town in China's restive northwest Xinjing province. The terrorists killed dozens of Han and Uighur civilians and destroyed 31 vehicles, presumably because of their association with the local branch of the hated Beijing government. The police killed "dozens" of the attackers. 30 Jul 2014

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