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Israeli school bus bombing survivor reunites with nurse who saved him – 45 years later

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:00pm 5/26/2015 at 9:00pm
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On Tuesday, May 25, 2015, we continued our tour of northern Israel along the Lebanese border, stopping at Moshav Avivim.

While our discovery of a memorial to the victims of the Haifa Bus 37 suicide bombing and our visit to Ziv Hospital in Safed, and its Syrian patients, were unexpected, our visit to the...

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ISIS social media becoming a huge problem for intel analysts

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 1:15pm 5/26/2015 at 1:15pm
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On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center sent out a joint bulletin informing law enforcement and military personnel that, although there were no credible threats hovering over holiday weekend events, officials are “aware of recent information suggesting US military bases, locations, and events...

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Remembering Haifa Bus 37 Suicide Bombing

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8:00pm 5/24/2015 at 8:00pm
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In Israel, you are never far away from terror or the memory of terror. I learned that by chance tonight.

We arrived in Israel late afternoon yesterday, May 23, 2015.  Today was planned as a rest day to try to adjust to the 7-hour time difference.

From the airport we headed directly...

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New docs reveal administration knew about Benghazi 10 days before attack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:30pm 5/18/2015 at 7:30pm
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I’m struggling to concoct a scenario more damning than this.

After filing a FOIA suit, thanks to a court order Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Department of Defense and Department of State which indicate the Obama administration knew al Qaeda was planning the attack in Benghazi ten days before it...

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Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 15, 2015 at 2:58pm 5/15/2015 at 2:58pm
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Jurors finally reached consensus in the sentencing of Boston Marathon Bomber Jahar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev was sentenced to death.

According to the Associated Press:

BOSTON (AP) — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for...

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Cartoonist: “I understand the threat that we face”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:00am 5/5/2015 at 10:00am
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We have been following the fallout from the shootings that centered around a “Draw Mohammed” event.

Most of the media is honing in on blaming the victims, as if Pam Geller had it coming to her.

Noah Rothman at Hot Air writes,

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Facts trickle in about second #GarlandShooting attacker

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:00am 5/5/2015 at 7:00am
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By early yesterday morning, we knew half the story regarding the allegedly aspiring jihadists who opened fire at a “draw Mohammed” free speech rally in Garland, Texas.

Elton Simpson, the first of the two men to be identified, was no stranger to run-ins...

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Democrat bill would establish a “Hostage Czar”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:45pm 5/4/2015 at 8:45pm
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While the official U.S. policy has long been that we don’t pay ransom to terrorists who kidnap American citizens, the Obama administration is working to find a way around this long-standing and eminently sensible stance.

The idea is to allow the family of hostages held by terrorists to pay ransoms to terrorists...

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#GarlandShooting Update: Gunman Identified as Alleged Jihadist

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:45am 5/4/2015 at 11:45am
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Reports rolled out early this morning that one of the gunmen taken out during last night’s shootout in Garland, Texas has been identified as Elton Simpson. Elton Simpson was shot and killed after he and an accomplice pulled up to a “Draw Mohammed” free speech event and attacked a security...

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Gunmen Taken Out at Texas “Draw Mohammed” Event

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:00am 5/4/2015 at 7:00am
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Last night, two gunmen were killed after firing on a security guard outside of a “Draw Mohammed” free speech event in Garland, Texas.

Bruce Joiner, the Garland ISD security...

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Competing Narratives Add to Chaos in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 27, 2015 at 1:05pm 4/27/2015 at 1:05pm
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Earlier this month, officials with the United Nations had a delicate situation on their hands. The situation in Yemen was spiraling, and their best laid plans were quickly being turned to rubble as Saudi coalition airstrikes smashed through key territory in an effort to protect strategic port cities from the advance...

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Israel Establishes Red Lines for Iran and Hezbollah

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8:30am 4/27/2015 at 8:30am
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Yesterday afternoon Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warned Iran not to arm Hezbollah.

“Iran continues to try and arm Hezbollah and it is striving to arm the Lebanese terror group with advanced weapons...

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Boston Marathon Bomber’s True Colors Shown to Jurors

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30am 4/23/2015 at 7:30am
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As the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev entered the penalty phase yesterday, jurors were shown a photo of the Boston Marathon bomber giving the finger to a jail security camera after his arrest.

The Boston Globe reported:

Jurors view footage of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev making obscene gesture

Jurors in the death penalty trial of Boston Marathon...

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Allegations: Saudi airstrike hits close to Iranian embassy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:35am 4/20/2015 at 11:35am
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Over the past four weeks, Saudi Arabia has led a series of airstrikes aimed at quashing the spread and rise to power of Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Backed by the Iranian government, the Houthi have risen from obscurity to prominence. Once a regional threat, the group began late last year...

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Oklahoma City, 20 Years Later

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 4:30pm 4/19/2015 at 4:30pm
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I was only 10 years old on the day that Timothy McVeigh parked his fertilizer bomb outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. At the time, I didn’t know what it meant to have witnessed the “deadliest terror attack to date” on U.S. soil; all I knew was...

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US Consulate Possible Target in Erbil Bombing (Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 17, 2015 at 2:30pm 4/17/2015 at 2:30pm
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A car bomb exploded today outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil. According to the State Department, all officials are accounted for, but as of now no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Via NBC News:

There were no immediate reports of injuries to consulate personnel or local guards, the State Department...

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UN special envoy to Yemen goes under the bus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:00pm 4/16/2015 at 5:00pm
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The wheels on the bus go thump-thump-thump…right over the guy tasked with fixing an impossible mess.

It’s official: Jamal Benomar, the UN’s special advisor on Yemen has resigned. For the past four years, Benomar has been the person tasked with guiding the various factions in Yemen through a peaceful, post-Arab Spring...

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