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Defense Minister Liberman: ‘I suggest that no one test our patience’

BREAKING: Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman met in Washington with US Defense Secretary James Mattis and addressed the incident in the Golan Heights, in which the IDF returned fire after a rocket from Syria exploded on the Israeli side of the border:

“Any violation of the sovereignty of the State of Israel will be met with a determined response, just as the IDF acted a short time ago when it attacked in Syria as a result of the spillover of fire into the Golan Heights earlier today. We view the Assad regime as responsible for everything that is happening in its territory, and I suggest that our patience and our red lines not be tested. We have no intention of ignoring any attempt to violate the peace and security of Israeli citizens, as happened this morning in the north,” he stressed.

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CANADA: Lawmakers in Quebec have passed legislation prohibiting anyone from wearing a face-covering veil while providing or receiving municipal services.

Under the law, which will take effect by July 1, 2018, anyone providing or receiving public services must do so with their face uncovered.

Maryland shooting: 3 dead, 2 in critical condition in ‘targeted attack’ by Muslim gunman

Three people were killed and two others were in critical condition after a ‘targeted attack’ by a Muslim gunman at a business north of Baltimore early Wednesday, officials said.

The suspect was not in custody and police had launched a dragnet for the shooter, identified by Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler as 37-year-old Radeed Labeeb Prince.

“We have lost three lives so far this morning in Harford County,” Gahler said at a news conference, adding it was not a random shooting but a “targeted attack.”

All five of the victims are believed to have been employees of Advance Granite Solutions, according to Gahler.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting took place at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, located about 20 miles northeast of Baltimore.

BREAKING – UPDATE:  A Muslim gunman who shot 5 people at his workplace in Maryland is now suspected of subsequent shooting in Delaware. Last seen driving a black car 2008 GMC Acadia sports vehicle with Delaware signs. His name is Radee Labeeb, 37, and is armed and dangerous.

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Wounded American soldier: Justin Trudeau is guilty of treason

A Special Forces soldier blinded in attack by a former Gitmo prisoner and Al-Qaeda Muslim terrorist who was given millions by the Canadian government says Justin Trudeau is guilty of treason.

Layne Morris, was injured and another soldier was killed when a 15-year-old Omar Khadr in a firefight with US Marines in Afghanistan in 2002.

He was captured, and the teen spent the next ten years in Guantanamo Bay.

Now Khadr, 30, who has since returned to Canada, has won $8 million ($10.5 million CAD) from the Canadian government after winning his wrongful imprisonment suit for the ‘abuse’ he sustained while in prison.

But Morris, who was blinded in one eye by the attack, said the news felt, ‘Like a punch in the face,’ Toronto Sun reported.

‘We didn’t understand the deal but we didn’t think that the government would do a behind-the-scenes move like that.

‘I don’t see this as anything but treason,’ added Morris. ‘It’s something a traitor would do. As far as I am concerned, Prime Minister Trudeau should be charged.’

Morris, a 55-year-old special forces sergeant, said it felt like the Canadian government made a ‘dirty deal’ with the cash settlement to avoid being exposed to an American court.

His wife Leisl said that Khadr’s transportation from Guantanamo to Canada in September 2012 was ‘just as secretive.’

‘President Obama moved him in the middle of the night back to Canada and nobody even knew. He sure gets special treatment,’ she said.

The Special Forces soldier said he doesn’t understand why the government would pay out to ‘the enemy’ – even if they were tortured as a minor in Guantanamo Bay.

‘You don’t ever do anything to aid and abet the enemy,’ Morris said. ‘We were fighting the terrorists. They were the bad guys. Something is really off here.’

 He even warned that the compensation could end up back in the hands of terrorists as he warned Khadr’s father was a chief fundraiser for Osama Bin Laden.

‘As a general rule… you keep money out of the hands of people who build bombs or would throw hand grenades at our soldiers,’ said Morris.

Tabitha Speer – the widow of U.S. soldier Christopher Speer who was killed in the same attack that blinded Morris – filed a joint $134 million wrongful death suit with Morris.

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She filed a court application two weeks ago, and attempted an emergency injunction to stop him from receiving the money, The Huffington Post reported Wednesday.

Lawyer Don Winder, who represents Speer’s widow and St Layne Morris, who was injured in the attack that killed Speer, said they filed an application a few weeks ago in Canada. It has yet to be heard.

‘We will be proceeding with that application and trying to make sure that if he gets money it goes to the widow of Sgt Speer and Layne Morris for the loss of an eye,’ Winder said.

Terror in Michigan: allahu akbar shouts Muslim terrorist as he stabs policeman at airport

A Muslim terrorist shouting “allahu akbar” repeatedly stabbed a police officer in the neck before being tackled to the ground and neutralized at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, at approximately 9:45 Wednesday morning.

The Canadian Muslim terrorist has been identified as Amor Ftouhi, who is approximately 50 years old.

The Muslim terrorist stabbed a police officer in the neck with a 12-inch knife with an 8-inch serrated edge while yelling ‘allahu akbar’.

Lt. Jeff Neville has been identified as the police officer who was stabbed at Bishop Airport in Flint.

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He was rushed to the hospital after the terror attack in critical condition, but his condition improved after undergoing surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The FBI special agent in charge said that the terrorist said ‘you have killed people in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and we are all going to die’ and that it was clear he had a ‘hatred for the U.S.’

However, authorities said there’s no indication that the Muslim terrorist was connected to any international terror organization, or that he was part of any terror plot.

Officials also gave an update on Neville’s condition, saying he is now ‘resting comfortably’ in satisfactory condition at the hospital.

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Officials: Trump disclosure endangered spy placed by Israel inside ISIS

President Donald Trump’s alleged intelligence disclosure to Russia has endangered the life of a spy who was placed inside ISIS by Israel, current and former US officials are reported to have affirmed on Wednesday according to ABC News.

The spy in question, whose life now hangs on the line after Trump reportedly revealed classified information in a meeting with Russian officials last week, was tracking an ISIS plot to bring down a passenger jet on its way to the US with a bomb hidden in a laptop that US officials think could get through airport screening machines unnoticed, according to ABC.

It appears that the information the spy had gathered was sufficient enough in helping US officials consider favorably the much-discussed possible ban on laptops on all flights from Europe to the US.

The New York Times claimed earlier on Tuesday that Israel was the source of the intelligence that Trump shared with Russian officials last week.

Israeli officials refused to comment on that report, and Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, told the newspaper that the two nations would continue to cooperate closely in the field of counter-terrorism.

Later, two Israeli intelligence officials confirmed to the American news website BuzzFeed that Israel had shared specific intelligence with the United States regarding ISIS plots to smuggle explosive laptops onto planes.

“As president, I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety,” he posted on Twitter. “Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”

Trump’s acknowledgment that he gave sensitive information during a White House meeting last week undercut intense efforts by senior aides to play down the incident on Monday evening after news reports emerged of Trump’s conversations about a planned ISIS operation.

All 100 US senators warns UN to stop ‘targeting Israel’

All 100 US senators signed a letter sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Thursday urging him to act against discrimination in against Israel in the United Nations.

The letter, which was obtained by the Washington Post, contained a warning that the UN had better change its habitual discrimination against Israel, reminding Guterres that while the USA remains the main financial contributor to the organization, it is not afraid to act against it.

The letter went on to say that the US expected to see a change in the world forum and its institutions vis-a-vis its treatment of Israel.

“Through words and actions, we urge you to ensure that Israel is treated neither better nor worse than any other UN member in good standing,” the letter said.

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The letter reaffirmed the US’s commitment to international leadership and to advancing respect for human rights but unequivocally condemned as what it described as the “continued targeting of Israel by the UN Human Rights Council and other UN entities.”

The senators listed a number of specific agencies in the UN which they said had demonstrated clear bias against Israel.

Pointing to the The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), it the letter acknowledged that it did carried out important work in the field of Holocaust education, but nevertheless highlighted measures that “target Israel and deny the Jewish and Christian connection to Jerusalem,” adding that such actions only serve to undermine the institution’s credibility.

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(UNESCO) is set to vote on Tuesday, Israel’s Independence Day, on a resolution that comes out against Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

Turning to the United Nations Reliefs and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the senators told Guterres that body would have to pursue reforms, accusing it of downplaying its “role in perpetuating troubling anti-Israel bias and activities.”

Furthermore, the signatories also delineated the “troubling” ways in which the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) “devotes time to unwarranted attacks against Israel.”

Cataloguing some of the most flagrant human rights violators in the world today, to which it said the UNHRC should be dedicating its attention, the senators once again cited the “imbalanced focus on Israel.”

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The letter constitutes another step toward repairing the US’s unflagging support for Israel since President Trump took office in January, and appointed Nikki Haley as his Envoy to the UN.

Israel-US relations were frayed under the Obama administration when the US abstained from a contentious UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria while simultaneously declaring them illegal.

Since taking on her new role however, Haley has managed to earn the trust of many Israel supporters and build a reputation as one of Israel’s staunchest advocates on the international stage through a series of public speeches and declarations admonishing the UN for its bias treatment against the country.

US to expel Arab terrorist who lied about her decades-old record of bombings in Israel

A Chicago-based Muslim Arab convicted terrorist with a decades-old record of bombings in Israel pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing those convictions when she applied for US citizenship.

Rasmea Odeh, 69, will be deported to Jordan or another country in the months ahead.

Supporters traveled to Detroit from Chicago to pack the courtroom, and many were in tears later on the courthouse steps.

Odeh was convicted at trial in 2014 and sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the verdict was overturned. A second trial was planned in Detroit, the city where she went through the citizenship process in 2004, before she decided to accept a plea deal.

But even with the plea agreement, Odeh found it impossible to say the word “guilty” when repeatedly asked by US District Judge Gershwin Drain. He gave up and accepted her reply that she had admitted her crime in the court document.

“I signed this,” Odeh said.

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She won’t spend any time in prison and will wait for US immigration officials to tell her when she must leave the country. The deportation won’t happen until after she appears in court in August.

“The United States will never be a safe haven for individuals seeking to distance themselves from their pasts,” said Steve Francis, special agent in charge of Homeland Security investigations in Detroit.

In 1970, Odeh was convicted of two bombings in Israel, including one that killed two young men at a supermarket in Jerusalem. She was sentenced to life in prison but was released in 1979 as part of a prisoner swap with the terror group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

With family in Michigan, she applied for a US visa in 1994, but didn’t disclose her criminal record. She also didn’t disclose it when she applied for citizenship in 2004. Her record would have disqualified her from entering the US.

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In the plea agreement with prosecutors, Odeh said she made the false statements “intentionally and not as a result of any mistake, post-traumatic stress disorder or any other psychological issue or condition or for any innocent reason.”

Before the guilty plea, a Detroit-area man held a sign outside to honor Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe, the victims of the 1969 supermarket bombing.

“I’m out here for the families,” Dan Cutler, 65, said.

Iranian ship speeding toward US destroyer

An Iranian ship came within 1,000 yards of a Navy destroyer in the Persian Gulf on Monday, making it the second time this year that Iran has tested the waters with the U.S.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard “fast attack craft” approached the guided missile destroyer USS Mahan with its weapons manned, according to a report published Tuesday evening.

Mahan turned on the danger signal, fired flares, manned its weapons and changed course to avoid colliding with the Iranian ship.

No warning shots were fired by either party.

About four months ago, an American destroyer was involved in a similar incident in the Strait of Hormuz and fired three warning shots after Iranian ships did not adhere to the warnings and continued to approach them.

“Such high-speed approaches and manning of the firing positions, despite warnings from the destroyer, are clearly provocative behavior,” one of the officials said of the Iranians. The Iranian ship did not fire warning shots.

According to the US military, Iranian ships were involved in 35 incidents of “unprofessional” behavior last year —a 50 percent leap from the previous year.

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