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Policemen are seen near the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan July 23, 2017. REUTERS/ Stringer

Embassy incident: 2 Jordanians dead, Israeli hurt

An incident at the Israeli embassy in Amman Sunday, July 23, left two Jordanians shot dead and an Israeli stabbed and in serious condition. Monday morning, amid reports of an impending evacuation of embassy staff, the building was surrounded by Jordanian forces which prevented departures and entries. This followed a long confrontation overnight between the Jordanian and Israeli governments, most likely at the highest level. Amman demands the Israeli guard surrendered for the investigation into the incident. Israel refuses on the grounds that he has diplomatic immunity.

After the story was held back for several hours by the Israeli and Jordanian authorities, the versions which sparked this development released early Monday, combined with earlier international media reports, left more questions than answers.

Trump Administration Dispatches Envoy to Ease Mideast Frictions

Israel and Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy deaths

Jews have won peace through Arab submission

The Arabs have been forced to either comply with Israeli security measures or stay off the Mount, so they’re staying off. This means that not only can Jews go up to the Mount without being harassed, spat upon, and treated like criminals, they can actually PRAY.

This Is Why Arab States Are Conspicuously Silent on Temple Mount Crisis

The above Haaretz article does not mention the threat sitting right on Jordan’s and Israel’s borders which is also a threat to the Arab alliance. Saudi Arabia and its 41 Arab allies are also in alliance with Israel now because of the threat from Russia/Iran. They cannot afford to rattle that cage with Israel!


See… Even the secular people understand this concept.

Catholic Churches in Jerusalem Blame Israel for Muslim Violence, Deny Biblical Roots of Temple Mount

Arabs continually call on Israel to not change the status quo. But it was the Arabs who changed the status quo of Temple Mounts by smuggling in guns and turning the area into an armory.


Saudi Arabia and Iran to provide Middle East flashpoint

With the retaking of Mosul in northern Iraq, Islamic State could soon be a thing of the past. But the defeat of Islamic State and the demise of its self-proclaimed Iraqi-Syrian caliphate won’t bring peace to the Middle East, or even an end to the Syrian tragedy. Rather, it is likely to open a new chapter in the region’s bloody and chaotic history — one no less dangerous than the previous chapters since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I.

Saudi Arabia Supports Kuwait’s Steps against Iran’s Diplomatic Mission after Abdali Cell Verdict

Mideast growth to dive as Saudi economy stagnates: IMF 

No Trade With Saudis

U.S. Moves Against Iran Raise Spectre Of Wider Regional Conflict

US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran, has instructed White House aides to give him the arguments for withholding certification in October that Iran has complied with its nuclear agreement with world powers.


Congressional Democrats to roll out economic agenda

Sen. Chuck Schumer and other Democratic congressional leaders are launching a revamped messaging campaign today as part of the party’s new appeal to voters before the 2018 midterm elections.

The campaign features a new package of economic priorities Democrats are calling A Better Deal.

Did the economy bounce back in the second quarter?


For Trump and Putin, Sanctions Are a Setback Both Sought to Avoid

Throughout 2016, both Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin complained that American-led sanctions against Russia were the biggest irritant in the plummeting relations between the two superpowers. And the current investigations, which have cast a shadow over Mr. Trump’s first six months in office, have focused on whether a series of contacts between Mr. Trump’s inner circle and Russians were partly about constructing deals to get those penalties lifted.

The White House Says Trump Will Sign a New Russia Sanctions Bill

Germany threatens retaliation if U.S. sanctions harm its firms

EU concerned over US bill on Russia sanctions, warns of ‘unintended consequences’

Congress Undermining Trump’s Attempts To Heal Relations With Russia


Trump faces ever-intensifying investigations into the alleged connections between his top aides and family members and powerful Russian figures, he serves as commander in chief over a U.S. military that is killing an astonishing and growing number of civilians. Under Trump, the U.S. is re-escalating its war in Afghanistan, expanding its operations in Iraq and Syria, conducting covert raids in Somalia and Yemen, and openly facilitating the Saudi’s genocidal military destruction of Yemen.

Meanwhile, China has quietly and rapidly expanded its influence without deploying its military on foreign soil.

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