The Washington Times: “The State Department admitted 80 Syrian refugees on Tuesday and 225 on Monday, setting a new single-day record, as President Obama surges to try to meet his target of 10,000 approvals this year — sparking renewed fears among security experts who say corners are being cut to meet a political goal.
Officials insisted they’re moving faster because they’re getting better at screening, and say they’re still running all the traps on applicants.
But the new spike in numbers is stunning, with more people accepted on Monday alone than were approved in the entire months of January or February.”
Opinion: According to CNS News, “since FY2016 began on October 1, a total of 2,235 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the United States. Of them, 10 (0.44 percent) are Christians: three Catholics, two Orthodox, one Greek Orthodox and four refugees identified simply as “Christian.”
YNet News: “Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday dismissed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal for direct negotiations instead of a French multilateral peace initiative, calling it an attempt to “buy time.”
Hamdallah made the comments as he met French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who has held talks in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week to push Paris’s peace initiative.
“Time is short,” Hamdallah said. “Netanyahu is trying to buy time… but this time he will not escape the international community.”
Opinion: How clever. Hamdallah knows that the international community and every major power in the world is in favor of a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital.
And he knows that if the French proposal is rejected, they will join Iceland, Sweden ,and the Vatican and recognize a Palestinian state at the peace conference to be scheduled sometime this summer in France.
You would think that French President Hollande has had enough of God’s wrath (Genesis 12:3) after two major terror attacks in two years.
CNBC: “Usually, when it’s a terror attack, they’ve claimed responsibility by now. The most obvious explanation for the silence from jihadists and other terror groups is that they didn’t do it. “The big possibility is that it was just an accident, and something happened that took the plane down quickly, probably incapacitating the pilots and[...]
The Times of Israel: “Ahmad Karimpour, a senior adviser to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite unit al-Quds Force, said if Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei gave the order to destroy Israel, the Iranian military had the capacity to do so quickly. We test-fired a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers and a margin of error[...]
The Daily Beast: “Once a bane of the U.S. military during the occupation of Iraq, and a warlord whom the Pentagon once came within minutes of killing for his role in orchestrating American combat deaths, al-Sadr is now the undisputed kingmaker of Iraqi politics, a demagogue with a gift for manipulating a national media and[...]
Breitbart: “The Pope has hailed the election of Sadiq Khan as “Muslim” mayor of London, claimed mass Muslim migration is “necessary” for Europe, and blamed Paris and Brussels for the attacks on European soil. In an interview with French newspaper La Croix, Pope Francis strongly implied that the terrorists who attacked Paris and Brussels did[...]