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Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad said in an interview Thursday with Greek newspaper Kathimerini that he is not interested in meeting President Donald Trump to discuss an end to the civil war in his country because Trump has no real power in the United States.

by Frances Martel11 May 2018, 8:16 AM PDT0

Christian Zionist John Hagee of CUFI (Gali Tibbon / AFP / Getty)

JERUSALEM, Israel — Pastor John Hagee, founder and national director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Friday that President Donald Trump had earned “political immortality” by moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

by Joel B. Pollak11 May 2018, 7:26 AM PDT0

Israeli Merkava tanks roll near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as they return from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave on August 5, 2014, after Israel announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from Gaza.

TEL AVIV — The next few days may well be the most challenging and fateful period that Israels security establishment has contended with for decades. Not since the Six Day War or the Yom Kippur War has the Jewish state been confronted with such direct threats on its borders.

by Aaron Klein11 May 2018, 6:33 AM PDT0

Contents: Turkey tightens grip on Syrias Afrin, and continues to threaten Manbij; Israel-Iran missile barrages in Syria take a pause on Thursday

by John J. Xenakis11 May 2018, 5:55 AM PDT0

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In both the Iran deal and Jerusalem, the U.S. and Israel stand together, unapologetically, against the fearful tide of world opinion.

by Joel B. Pollak11 May 2018, 5:50 AM PDT0

US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly warned Tehran in the follow-up to President Donald Trumps withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, that if it harms Israel, the American military will respond.

by Adelle Nazarian11 May 2018, 5:46 AM PDT0

The Israeli military released a series of images Friday it said showed the extent of damage to Iranian intelligence installations in Syria targeted during a massive aerial bombardment just 24 hours earlier.

by Simon Kent11 May 2018, 4:19 AM PDT0

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, top, speaks during a Friday Prayers ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Millions of Iranians attended nationwide rallies Friday, "Al-Quds Day," the Arabic name for Jerusalem Day, in support of the Palestinians, while Ahmadinejad said Israel's continued existence was an "insult to human dignity. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

TEHRAN – Iran on Friday condemned Israels air raids in Syria, saying they had been launched on “invented pretexts”.

by Breitbart Jerusalem11 May 2018, 2:53 AM PDT0

BEIRUT – United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon said Friday they were keeping a close eye on the southern border with Israel, but the area was “quiet” after strikes on suspected Iranian positions in Syria.

by Breitbart Jerusalem11 May 2018, 2:27 AM PDT0

This frame grab from video provided on Wednesday, May, 9, 2018 by Syria News, shows people standing in front of flames rising after an attack on an area known to have numerous Syrian army military bases, in Kisweh, south of Damascus, Syria on Tuesday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the missiles targeted depots and rocket launchers that likely belonged to Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard in Kisweh, killing nine people. (Syria News, via AP)

During two pre-dawn hours, Israeli F-15 and F-16 fighter jets evaded “dozens of missiles” and dropped “many dozens” of bombs on over 50 Iranian targets throughout Syria as the Israel air force carried out an extensive campaign, dubbed “Operation House of Cards,” to try and destroy Irans military presence in the country.

by Breitbart Jerusalem11 May 2018, 12:47 AM PDT0

Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a meeting with the heads of local regional councils, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. General elections in Israel are scheduled for Feb. 10 and pre-election polls show Netanyahu with a lead over Foreign Minister and Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said Iran had “crossed a red line” with its missile barrage directed at Israel on Wednesday night, and that the IDF “reacted accordingly” by striking over 50 Iranian targets in Syria in response.

by Breitbart Jerusalem11 May 2018, 12:15 AM PDT0

Andrew Brunson, who ran a church in the western city of Izmir, was detained by the Turkish authorities in October 2016

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, two U.S. Secretaries of State, and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) pressed Turkish officials this week to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been in prison since October 2017 for allegedly aiding terrorists.

by Penny Starr10 May 2018, 8:44 PM PDT0

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Sam Brownback, the new U.S. ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom, joined faith leaders, activists, experts, and laymen at a summit on Capitol Hill on Thursday to urge U.S.-based Christians to stop ignoring the plight of fellow followers of Christ brutally persecuted overseas.

by Edwin Mora10 May 2018, 8:17 PM PDT0

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The future of Christianity overseas looks “bleak” if U.S.-based Christians continue to ignore the persecution of their spiritual brothers and sisters in places like the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, Frank Gaffney, the president of the Center for Security Policy think tank, suggested on Thursday.

by Edwin Mora10 May 2018, 8:08 PM PDT0

Marine Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, center, with Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Robert S. Karem, left, and Army Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier, right, chief of staff, U.S. Africa Command, and lead investigating officer, brief members of the media at the Pentagon, Thursday, May 10, 2018. The Pentagon said multiple failures are to blame for the Niger ambush that killed four U.S. service members last October, citing insufficient training and preparation as well as the teams deliberate decision to go after a high-level Islamic State group insurgent without proper command approval. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Pentagon on Thursday released its final report on the ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. troops on October 4, 2017. The report cited “systemic issues” including insufficient training and confusion about mission objectives, specifically the decision by the team to pursue a high-value Islamic State target without obtaining proper command approval.

by John Hayward10 May 2018, 7:49 PM PDT0

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North Korean state media warned America against “stupid behavior” in a piece Thursday after claiming that the U.S. has boasted of the efficacy of economic sanctions.

by Ben Kew10 May 2018, 7:20 PM PDT0

IRAQ, - : An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group has spearheaded a major offensive that began on June 9, 2014 and has since overrun all of Iraq's northern Nineveh province. AFP PHOTO / HO / AL-FURQAN MEDIA

Cross-border sting operations carried out by Iraqi and American intelligence officials led to the capture of five high-ranking Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists found hiding in Syria, including a top aide to the groups chief Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi, authorities in Iraq revealed Thursday.

by Edwin Mora10 May 2018, 6:55 PM PDT0

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“Where is the evidence that our electoral integrity has been compromised?” Uí Bhriain continued. “Was it because the polls are tightening? Was it because it looks like this referendum – which is absolutely supported by the media establishment and political establishment – is going to be rejected by the people?”

by Dr. Susan Berry10 May 2018, 6:43 PM PDT0

Passengers use smartphones while riding on a subway train in Shanghai, China, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. A number of economic indicators show 'stabilized and stronger growth' and the momentum of a 6.9 percent expansion in the first six months of 2017 'may continue in the second half,' Peoples Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan said. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Stung by criticism of Chinas disturbing new “social credit system,” the state-run Global Times responded on Wednesday that such a system is necessary to fight corruption among its huge population.

by John Hayward10 May 2018, 6:37 PM PDT0

Venezuela is pumping less oil, giving other producers breathing space

Venezuelas state oil company Petroleum of Venezuela (PDSVA) is facing a lawsuit in the United States for failing to pay $25 million owed to Canadian energy contractor SNC-Lavalin.

by Ben Kew10 May 2018, 6:18 PM PDT0

US President Donald Trump (2nd R) and his wife Melania Trump (R) walk down the stairs with US detainees Tony Kim (2nd L), Kim Dong-chul (bottom L) and Kim Hak-song (C) upon their return after they were freed by North Korea, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on May 10, 2018. - US President Donald Trump greeted the three US citizens released by North Korea at the air base near Washington early on May 10, underscoring a much needed diplomatic win and a stepping stone to a historic summit with Kim Jong Un. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Reuters cited half a dozen experts on Wednesday who said the three prisoners freed by North Korea could suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), experiencing symptoms from “anxiety, depression, irritability, and anger” as a result of their ordeal.

by John Hayward10 May 2018, 5:59 PM PDT0

TEHRAN, IRAN - JANUARY 23 : Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) pose during a meeting at Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran on January 23, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Iranian Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Chinas state-run Global Times newspaper claimed in a piece Wednesday that Washingtons decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, “will tarnish the reputation of the superpower” and said America is an “unpredictable superpower” that “looks increasingly likely to do something silly.”

by Adelle Nazarian10 May 2018, 5:38 PM PDT0

After an eight-year American Apology Tour ground to a disastrous halt, President Trump is piece by piece dismantling Mr. Obamas diplomatic legacy around the globe.

by Charles Hurt10 May 2018, 4:02 PM PDT0

Comments about Jews by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas triggered global condemnation

by Breitbart News10 May 2018, 3:18 PM PDT

National Security Advisor John Bolton, pictured on April 13, 2018, said President Donald Trump "has made no decision on the nuclear deal" with Iran

When I was growing up, organizations that expressed any views at all similar to those expressed by Communist groups were called “Communist fronts.”

by Breitbart News10 May 2018, 1:44 PM PDT0

Before agreeing to their historic summit, US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un spent months trading taunts and insults

North Korean state media quoted dictator Kim Jong-un as stating in talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday that his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump would be an “excellent first step toward promotion of the positive situation development in the Korean peninsula,” the first mention of the meeting in state media.

by Frances Martel10 May 2018, 1:39 PM PDT0

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro announced on Wednesday that Venezuelan mothers will receive a 1.5 million bolívar deposit in their bank accounts, a “bonus” to celebrate Mothers Day in the socialist Latin American country.

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro announced on Wednesday that Venezuelan mothers will receive a 1.5 million bolívar deposit in their bank accounts, a “bonus” to celebrate Mothers Day in the socialist Latin American country.

by Frances Martel10 May 2018, 12:52 PM PDT0

Iranians pray after Iran's Guardian Council head Ahmad Jannati delivered his sermon during weekly Friday prayers at Tehran University in the Iranian capital, 09 June 2006.

Mass anti-America protests are set to take place following Friday prayer this week in response to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to reimpose sanctions on Irans Central Bank and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneis personal empire, effectively withdrawing the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal.

by Adelle Nazarian10 May 2018, 12:52 PM PDT0

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Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced legislation on Wednesday to create a National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

by John Hayward10 May 2018, 11:16 AM PDT0

First Lady Melania Trump strutted in a Christian Dior suit alongside President Trump to welcome home three Americans who were successfully freed from North Korean prisons.

by John Binder10 May 2018, 10:40 AM PDT0

For the first time since dictator Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump agreed to an unprecedented in-person meeting, North Koreas state media – the only media available to North Korean citizens – reported on Kims ongoing diplomacy with the United States on Thursday.

by Frances Martel10 May 2018, 10:29 AM PDT0

Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa

A top official from the Arab Gulf country of Bahrain is defending what he says is Israels “right” to defend itself after Israel launched overnight strikes on Iranian targets in Syria.

by Breitbart Jerusalem10 May 2018, 10:22 AM PDT0

This frame grab from video provided on Wednesday, May, 9, 2018 by Syria News, shows people standing in front of flames rising after an attack on an area known to have numerous Syrian army military bases, in Kisweh, south of Damascus, Syria on Tuesday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the missiles targeted depots and rocket launchers that likely belonged to Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard in Kisweh, killing nine people. (Syria News, via AP)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement Thursday morning condemning Iranian missile attacks on Israel and “strongly” supporting “Israels right to act in self-defense.”

by Michelle Moons10 May 2018, 10:07 AM PDT0

A handout photo provided by the office of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on January 9, 2018, shows him delivering a statement in the capital Tehran

Israels security cabinet was meeting Thursday evening at the IDFs headquarters in Tel Aviv as tensions with Tehran boiled over into direct confrontation for the first time and an Iranian official warned revenge “will come.”

by Breitbart Jerusalem10 May 2018, 9:54 AM PDT0

Anti-abortion protesters holding placards walk through Ireland's capital, Dublin, in an anti-abortion protest Saturday, July 6, 2013. More than 35,000 activists marched to the parliament building to oppose Irish government plans to enact a bill legalizing terminations for women in life-threatening pregnancies. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill is expected to be passed into law next week. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik)

Irelands “Save the Eighth” campaign has accused Google of attempting to silence pro-life voices prior to the upcoming national referendum on abortion by banning advertising on its platforms.

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.10 May 2018, 9:31 AM PDT0

This photo provided early Thursday, May 10, 2018, by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows missiles rise into the sky as Israeli missiles hit air defense position and other military bases, in Damascus, Syria. The Israeli military on Thursday said it attacked "dozens" of Iranian targets in neighboring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, in the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)

TEL AVIV – Massive strikes in Syria that Israel said destroyed nearly all of Irans infrastructure saw at least 23 fighters killed early on Thursday, according to numbers released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

by Deborah Danan10 May 2018, 9:13 AM PDT0

enate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., explains to reporters how his negotiations with President Donald Trump broke down yesterday as quarreling politicians in Washington eventually failed to keep their government in business, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

President Donald Trump ridiculed Senate Minority leader Church Schumer on Thursday for his hypocrisy on the Iran deal.

by Charlie Spiering10 May 2018, 8:10 AM PDT0

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President Donald Trump revealed that Singapore would be the site of his planned meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, scheduled for June 12.

by Charlie Spiering10 May 2018, 7:44 AM PDT0

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Albanian gangsters linked to South American cartels are taking over the illegal drugs scene in Britain.

by Jack Montgomery10 May 2018, 7:35 AM PDT0

Several main streets of Jerusalem are bedecked in Israeli and American flags in celebration of the upcoming transfer of the U.S. embassy to the city on Monday — and one major intersection in the center of the city features an explicit pro-Trump message.

by Joel B. Pollak10 May 2018, 7:34 AM PDT0

Afghan security personnel keep watch at the entrance of the Intercontinental Hotel, January 20, after Taliban fighters stormed Kabul's landmark hotel and killed at least 25 people, most of them foreigners

Up to half of the estimated $126 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds devoted to nation-building efforts in Afghanistan are “misspent, mismanaged, or disappears entirely,” a top staffer from Sen. Rand Pauls (R-KY) office testified this week.

by Edwin Mora10 May 2018, 7:13 AM PDT0

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, during a meeting with local residents in Mitzpe Gadot, Northern Israel, overlooking the Golan Heights,Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. Lieberman said during his tour of the area that the Golan Heights will always be an inseparable part of Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

TEL AVIV – Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Thursday morning that the IDF had destroyed “almost all of Irans military infrastructure sites in Syria” overnight in response to a rocket barrage in Israels north, and warned Tehran that attacks on Israeli territory will be met with “the strongest possible force.”

by Deborah Danan10 May 2018, 6:23 AM PDT0

Contents: Killing of two priests escalates farmer-herder conflict in Benue State, Nigeria; News of revenge attacks by farmers criticized as fake news; Israel, Iran and Syria exchange fire in first direct military confrontation

by John J. Xenakis10 May 2018, 6:04 AM PDT0

Iranian women hold anti-Israeli placards at a protest after Friday prayer service in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Hundreds of worshipers staged an anti-Israeli protest for its response to Palestinians protest against unusual numbers of Jewish visitors at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in recent days. Chanting “Death to Israel” and “Death to the U.S.,” demonstrators condemned an “Israeli invasion to Al-Aqsa” mosque. State TV said similar protests were held in several other major Iranian cities. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

TEL AVIV — The ongoing proxy war that Iran has been waging on Israel for years exploded into open, direct confrontation last night when Iranian forces reportedly fired a volley of about 20 rockets aimed at IDF positions in the Golan Heights.

by Aaron Klein10 May 2018, 6:04 AM PDT0

This photo provided early Thursday, May 10, 2018, by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows missiles rise into the sky as Israeli missiles hit air defense position and other military bases, in Damascus, Syria. The Israeli military on Thursday said it attacked "dozens" of Iranian targets in neighboring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, in the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)

Russias defense ministry said on Thursday that Syria had shot down more than half of the missiles fired at it overnight by Israel, RIA news agency reported.

by Breitbart Jerusalem10 May 2018, 4:40 AM PDT0

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