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Senior Fellow at Gold Institute for International Strategy. MidEast & Geopolitical Analyst; Political Strategist; Musician; #Skol. RT / Follow ≠ endorsement
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21 Jan
An excellent interview with @Dalia4Congress that sheds light on her views on #BDS, #Israel-#Palestinian issues, #Miftah and more. Read below 👇 jewishinsider.com/2020/01/the-ir…
A welcome take from @Dalia4Congress on her view of #AmericaFirst, #Immigration, and national security. From her interview with @J_Insider jewishinsider.com/2020/01/the-ir…
Is @IlhanMN and the “squad” the new face of the Democratic Party? Is Antisemitism a prominent new feature of the new Left? @Dalia4Congress shares her thoughts on the subject 👇🏼
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9 Jan
How Dangerous is the Situation Between the U.S. and #Iran?

I joined @vali_nasr and @MicheleDDunne for a debate over Trump's decision to kill #IRGC-QF Cmdr Qasem #Soleimani, the fallout, and what will likely come next. Full episode video at the link:
@vali_nasr @MicheleDDunne The idea that the US lacked justification for taking out #Soleimani is bonkers. It's not even a matter of how imminent an attack is; it's all the American blood already on his hands. I explain 👇
#Iran #Iraq
@vali_nasr @MicheleDDunne As I explain, "we're at a point right now where most mainstream media in the US and the talking points among leading Democrats - including presidential candidates - are more pro-Iranian regime than the Iranian people are." #Iran #Iraq #Soleimani 👇
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4 Jan
Watch Brian Katulis of the Center for @amprog meltdown when I point out that he is parroting the #echochamber's talking points & tweets on @realDonaldTrump's decapitation strike on #Iran's #Soleimani.
@amprog @realDonaldTrump According to Mr. Katulis, Trump's maximum pressure on #Iran only gave us maximum resistance. Our allies don't trust us and Trump has no plan because he receives different opinions for advice. Incidentally, hearing the same advice repeatedly is part of what an #echochamber does.
@amprog @realDonaldTrump If we back up to the beginning, you hear the same #echochamber talking points that Team Obama used. It shouldn't be surprising. He works at @amprog, which is headed by @neeratanden. They dislike what Trump would call, #winning 👇 americanprogress.org/press/statemen…
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18 Nov 19
But wait, there's more... state.gov/secretary-pomp…
You're about to hear a lot of garbage from media about the @StateDept decision on #Israel today. Reality: Team Obama's shameful, last gasp, UNSC Resolution (2334) upended decades of US policy and was designed to kick Israel in the teeth. This reverses that huffpost.com/entry/obama-de…
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10 Oct 19
The president's decision on #Syria based on the empty #EndlessWar rhetoric paved the way for #Erdogan & #Turkey's invasion and will be strategically disastrous for American interests for years to come as I explain👇
We chose the #Kurds as our proxy precisely because we didn't want to fight #EndlessWars - they did the heavy lifting for us. The president could have explained how he accomplished all this with his "infinite wisdom" while other presidents did not, as I explain here 👇
One outcome, among the many bad outcomes in #Syria will likely be the resurgence of #ISIS, which makes this an even worse decision than the premature withdrawal from #Iraq by Obama and #Biden. There's no excuse here. We've seen this happen before, as I explain 👇
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29 Apr 19
It’s nice how @Morning_Joe took the issue of the #PowaySynagogueShooting at the Chabad and bent the story’s arc to make themselves the center of the story for 22 minutes while dumping on Trump. Because that’s what sick people do.
No kidding @Morning_Joe follows up that shitty segment by introducing their guest, Deputy Washington Editor of the @nytimes, Jonathan Weisman and author of the absolutely awful book “(((Semitism))) Being Jewish in the Age of Trump”.
Both @Morning_Joe and the @nytimes are mainstream media drivel so the first question wasn’t, “hey editor at the @nytimes, why did your paper run an antisemitic cartoon so vile it made Der Sturmer blush?” Instead it was, please lecture us all on white nationalism because irony
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18 Dec 18
Israel’s Operation #NorthernShield, which recently exposed #Hezbollah’s cross-border attack tunnels, has prompted the perennial question: Are #Israel and #Hezbollah about to go to war in #Lebanon? I explore it in this @AlArabiya_Eng⁩ article & below 👇🏼 english.alarabiya.net/en/features/20…
The tunnels #Hezbollah burrowed are meant to facilitate the movement and infiltration into northern #Israel of hundreds of its fighters as part of its well-established military doctrine that calls for “the conquest of the Galilee.” jcpa.org/article/hizbul…
Tunnels aren't the main threat #Israel faces from #Lebanon. Before making #NorthernShield public @netanyahu met @SecPompeo to pass a msg to the Lebanese authorities: Stop #Hezbollah’s efforts to acquire to precision-guided missiles or Israel will act. jpost.com/Israel-News/Ne…
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21 Oct 18
Well done, @FoxNews. When there’s an issue with an ally, you were sure to book Rand Paul. He has a predetermined narrative for all things foreign policy - regardless of any development. His is a policy that would weaken America.
Rand Paul says we should never sell arms to any country unless it lessens the risk to the US and that selling arms to #SaudiArabia to use in #Yemen puts the US in greater risk. That is an absurd reading of the Middle East that demonstrates a lack of understanding.
Rand Paul said he’s furious over what Saudi Arabia did to #Khashoggi, claiming we should punish them on humanitarian grounds. But there’s never been a conflict or number of civilian casualties that he would support acting against, including selling weapons. It’s a double standard
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10 Aug 18
😎😁😂🤣 #Turkey
🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 #Turkey
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8 Aug 18
This is what a #Hamas ceasefire looks like 👇🏼
#BREAKING: In response to over 36 rockets launched from #Hamas-controlled #Gaza, #Israel responded with air strikes. This press release describes what happened. 👇🏼
#BREAKING: At this point some 70 projectiles have been fired from #Hamas-controlled #Gaza today.
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5 Aug 18
Interestingly, #Hamas is right about #Fatah’s intentions. jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-C…
#Hamas is not authorized to sign any agreement with #Israel because it has no representative status,” a senior Fatah official in Ramallah told The Jerusalem Post. “The Palestinian Authority is the only legitimate party representing the Palestinians.”
What if we just got #Fatah and #Hamas their own Attaché badges like Edward Tavner on the show, Patriot? We could engrave, “Legitimate Palestinian Representative,” on it instead. 💡
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26 Jul 18
Here’s how Abbas will get Palestinians killed: He is again claiming something HE KNOWS is utter bull$h*t, this time about Islam’s holiest site in #Jerusalem. His brainwashed population will riot. #Israel will defend itself. Abbas, like #Hamas, has to go. jpost.com/Israel-News/Ab…
Even more cynical is that while Abbas will foment riots in #Jerusalem based on his own lies, he will take US funding to rebuild #Gaza - because from America’s point of view, it’s better to have a corrupt thug ruling Palestinians than it is #Hamas. jpost.com/Breaking-News/…
Even better, Abbas’ PLO discusses severing ties with #Israel as it mulls accepting a US financial handout to strengthen it in #Gaza, while lying to the Palestinian people in the West Bank to spark a riot in #Jerusalem. I think we’ve had enough. jpost.com/Israel-News/PL…
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25 Jul 18
Because THIS guy draws another false equivalence between the torrent of lies he spun selling the #IranDeal and Trump’s meetings that resulted in nothing similar, I’m compelled to call him out in vivid detail as I did in 2015 with this thread for the record 👇🏼
You can follow along with the article I wrote in @TimesofIsrael in 2015, "Framework Iran’ Sequel Leaves Audiences and Critics Confused" in which I demonstrate that at nearly every turn, #Iran's version of the deal was accurate and the White House lied.
blogs.timesofisrael.com/framework-iran…
We should recall that in 2015, there was a sizable disagreement between the garbage Ben Rhode's and his #EchoChamber were selling, what Europe was saying, and what #Iran said happened.
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23 Jul 18
Exactly. The issue for #Israel is #Iran in #Syria, not the distance from its borders. Iran has precision guided munitions and ballistic missiles that can strike Israel from anywhere in Syria. jpost.com/Breaking-News/…
This would be akin to the Soviet Union offering to move it's nuclear weapons from Cuba to Jamaica. It's a non-starter.
To understand #Israel's logic regarding #Iran's military position in #Syria, read the report I co-authored with @JSchanzer and @AcrossTheBay of @FDD, "Controlled Chaos" defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/badr…
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11 Jul 18
New evergreen Tweet? "Netanyahu asks Putin to remove #Iran's forces from #Syria."

@AcrossTheBay @JSchanzer & I describe the stakes & provide policy options in @FDD's "Controlled Chaos: The Escalation of Conflict between #Israel & Iran in War-Torn Syria" defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/badr…
The need for our new report and recommendations therein is best summed up two maps indicating today's developments in #Syria:
It's a few hours after Putin & Netanyahu met in #Moscow to discuss the removal of #Iran from #Syria. #Israel responded to the UAV that crossed into its airspace from Syria with strikes at 3 military posts near its border.
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11 Jul 18
#BREAKING: A reminder to those keeping track, the Red Alerts usually come from rockets from #Gaza, not from #Syria or #Lebanon as this would suggest. #Netanyahu is in #Moscow meeting with #Putin about #Iran’s presence in #Syria. Hoping this is a false alarm.
Netanyahu set to meet #Putin in #Moscow seeking Iran’s ouster from #Syria
i24news.tv/en/news/intern…
#BREAKING: #Israel Defense Forces confirm the #RedAlert was real, a drone approached, and they fired a Patriot missile.
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10 Jul 18
I’m looking forward to the utter meltdown 😎 🍿 #SCOTUSnominee #SCOTUS #SupremeCourtPick
Which unbelievably biased news network should I watch now? 🎲 🎲
🗣 This is the greatest #SCOTUS pick ever by the best president in US history. The risen Jesus could hardly compete with this one. Our republic is saved.
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8 Jul 18
#BREAKING: Reports in #Syria indicate #Israel struck the T4 airbase in Homs Province. It is a major logistical hub for #Iran moving men, material, weapons, and more into Syria.
Reports also indicate several air defense missiles were fired in response.
In the days ahead, watch for what weapons system was destroyed and the number of #Iran #IRGC members killed and their portfolios.
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30 Jun 18
Tens of thousands have gathered in Paris and to demand #IranRegimeChange #FreeIran2018. Given the last 6 months of escalating protests in #Iran, the idea is gathering steam and could be past a point of no return.
Clearly the regime in #Tehran is nervous. They tried targeting this #FreeIran2018 gathering in #Paris but were foiled in Belgium. The tide of history is rising up to swallow the regime. theguardian.com/world/2018/jul…
Belgium prosecutor’s statement on the foiled terrorist attack planned for the #FreeIran2018 conference. Found with 500gm of TATP explosives. Their contact was an Iranian national working at the Austrian ministry in Vienna - where Prez Rouhani is scheduled to visit shortly. #Iran
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15 May 18
Curious what facts MSM is not reporting about today's planned tantrum in #Gaza that Palestinians call the #GazaReturnMarch? Look no further and unwind this thread 👇 #Israel
These planned riots on the border between #Israel and #Gaza have been taking place for 6+ weeks and expected to culminate on May 15th (tomorrow), to coincide with the Palestinian “Nakba” day.
#GazaReturnMarch is of course named after the so-called "right of return" of 5 - 7 million refugees and their offspring because Palestinians are invested in the mythology that they flood and strangle #Israel, a country of 8 million. Keep dreaming.
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10 May 18
Just to state the obvious: This is largest confrontation between #Israel and #Syria since 1973; the first time #Iran and the IRGC themselves launched missiles at #Israel. Expect even more.
With all the targeting in Damascus #Syria, expect #Israel to go after the main IRGC headquarters near the Damascus Airport. Around 1,000 IRGC tend to be stationed there, along with senior leadership.
Suggestion: If you thought what the US did in response to the April CW attack in #Syria was strong, fasten your seat belts.
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