What Obama Did During Netanyahu’s UN Speech Is The Ultimate Slap In Israel’s Face

Even as President Obama has been working as hard as he can to make the Middle East a more dangerous place by arming Iran with nuclear weapons, he also just snubbed the only true ally we have in the region by refusing to allow the top members of the US delegation to the UN to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech earlier this week.

As Netanyahu fought for freedom, democracy, and liberty, Obama predictably turned away, refusing to allow our own officials to hear the Prime Minister’s speech.

To give our top officials an excuse to miss the speech, Breitbart News reports that Obama called Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, into a video conference only moments before the PM started his speech.

“Ambassador Power and Secretary Kerry were unable to attend Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before the General Assembly because they were called into a meeting with President Obama, which they participated in via video teleconference,” a State Department Official reported.

So, as Netanyahu represented the free world, Obama and his most senior foreign policy officials appeared to be absent.

The long-serving Israeli Prime Minister notably stared down those in attendance at the U.N. for a blistering 44 seconds of silence to symbolize the “utter silence, deafening silence” given to Iran’s constant threat that at some point, it intends to murder every Jew in the world.

Because of Iran’s constant boasts of genocide, Netanyahu noted, “Perhaps you can now understand why Israel is not joining you in celebrating this deal.”

It is no wonder that Obama and his top officials wanted to skip the speech. Since Obama is the biggest proponent of giving Iran the tools to carry out its threat of annihilating Israel, it isn’t likely that Obama was interested in being scolded over what Israel feels is his complicit part in Iran’s plans.

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Fatah Terrorists Murder Israeli Couple In Front Of Their Children And Say It Was A Necessary Act

On Thursday evening, an hour after Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu delivered his speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York proposing to start peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, Fatah terrorists committed one of the most horrific terrorist acts in Israel in years.

Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife Naama were travelling home with their four young children when their car was shot at by terrorists of the Abdal Qader al-Hussaini Brigades, the armed wing of PA President Abbas’ Fatah movement.

The Henkins, both in their thirties, were attacked in a drive-by shooting while travelling on the road between Itamar and Alon Moreh, two Jewish villages in Samaria.

Naama Henkin was killed instantly by a bullet in her chest but her husband succeeded in stopping the car in the middle of the road to open the door for his children, who he ordered to flee the scene. He died shortly thereafter. Investigators believe that the father’s last act before he died saved the lives of his children.

The four terrified children aged 9, 7, 4 and four months witnessed how the terrorists returned to the car to check if the passengers were really dead. The children were taken to the Itamar intersection where they were examined by paramedics who arrived at the scene.

The Abdal Qader al-Hussaini Brigades took responsibility for the murders and said that it was a ‘necessary act’. They realased a statement of al-Hussaini Brigades:

With Allah’s help and in keeping with our people’s right to struggle to recover our usurped homeland and our duty to sacred jihad, our forces on Thursday night carried out a necessary action in which they fired on a car of occupying settlers outside the Itamar settlement, built on Palestinian lands south of Nablus, firing directly on the car, killing a settler and wounding his wife according to enemy media, and the group returned to the safety of the camps.

We warn the enemy against carrying out any action against innocent civilians, wherever they are, because our troops will respond with similar attacks, and we will consider their actions to be war crimes.

Long live the unity of our people and our struggle to regain our dignity and homeland.

Hamas praised the murders by the ‘brave resistance’ and called the attack ‘heroic’. The Popular Resistance Committees also blessed the murderers and said it was a ‘natural reaction’ to ‘Israeli crimes’.

“Senior Fatah official Mahmoud Al-Aloul, who is a member of the Fatah Central Committee, was revealed by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) as having announcing responsibility on Facebook for the murder of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin outside Itamar in Samaria,” Arutz Sheva in Israel reported.

The Abdal Qader al-Hussaini Brigades of Fatah is affiliated to Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite terror organization that is fully backed by Iran. The armed wing of Fatah receives weapons and training from Hezbollah and has been involved in rocket attacks on Israel during last year’s war with Hamas in Gaza.

In August, a spokesman for the al-Husseini Brigades told the Lebanese Al-Akhbar that Iran plays a direct role in funding, training and arming his terrorist organization.

“There is always contact between the Palestinian resistance and Hezbollah and Iran,” he said. “This is no longer a secret.”

“These contacts take different forms, such as training, preparation, equipment, logistical support and developing the resistance and its weapons,” Arutz Sheva reported.

The murder of the Henkin couple has led to outrage amongst the Jewish population in Israel. Nationwide people took the streets to express their anger over the heinous murder of a father and mother in front of their children and to express solidarity with the Henkin family.

Watch: Netanyahu Makes A Bizarre Action During UN Speech That World Leaders Can’t Possibly Ignore

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu delivered yet another impressive and emotional speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA), taking the world body to task about its obsession with the Jewish State and its sheepish acceptance of the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.

“We see a world celebrating this bad deal, rushing to embrace and do business with a regime openly committed to our destruction,” The Israeli PM said.

Netanyahu took an unusual step to pause during his speech after he compared the reaction of the international community to Iran’s repeated vows to annihilate Israel to what happened in the world more than seventy years ago when the Nazi’s murdered six million Jews.

“Seventy years after the murder of six million Jews, Iran’s rulers promise to destroy my country, to murder my people, and the response from this body, the response from nearly every one of the governments represented here, has been absolutely nothing. Utter silence. Deafening silence,” Netanyahu told the UNGA.

After he lambasted the United Nations for its deafening silence in response to the Iranian threats the Israeli PM stood at the podium of the General Assembly and stared silently at the delegates of UN member states for 45 seconds to make his point.

Netanyahu gave the General Assembly several examples of recent threats to exterminate Israel made by Iranian leaders and showed the delegates a new book written by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, that deals with a detailed plan to destroy Israel.

He detailed how Iran has used the period of the final negotiations about a nuclear deal with six world powers to supply new sophisticated weaponry to its proxy armies at Israel’s border and to boost weapon supply to the forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Netanyahu also told the UNGA that Iran was behind Hezbollah terror plots that have recently been discovered in Kuwait, Jordan and Cyprus.

Netanyahu said that the amount of explosives found in the Cyprus terror plot was enough to commit a devastating act of terror comparable to the Oklahoma attack in the United States and warned that Iran is currently preparing dozens of other attacks including several in the northern hemisphere.

The Israeli PM said that the nuclear agreement will not turn the rapacious tiger (Iran) into a kitten and added that when bad behavior is rewarded it only gets worse.

“The greatest danger facing our world is the coupling of militant Islam with nuclear weapons. The deal with Iran could be “the marriage certificate of this unholy union,” Netanyahu added.

At the end of his remarks on Iran, Netanyahu again made clear that Israel is not bound by the nuclear agreement with Iran and threatened the international community that Israel will never allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.

He told the Iranian leaders that their plans to annihilate Israel will fail and mentioned empires that had tried to destroy the Jewish nation throughout its history of three thousand years but vanished from the face of earth while the Jewish people returned home and are alive and kicking. “Am Yisrael Chai,” (The people of Israel is alive), Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu briefly touched upon the speech of PA President Abbas who addressed the UNGA yesterday.

Abbas had accused Israel of seeking to change the status quo on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem which is today home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Mosque of Omar (Dome of the Rock) and threatened to terminate the Oslo accords when Israel continues to breach the agreements.

Netanyahu said that Israel does everything possible to maintain the status quo on the Temple Mount including a ban on Jewish prayer and accused the Palestinians of smuggling explosives into the mosque and of violent acts against Christian and Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount.

“President Abbas, stop spreading lies about Israel’s alleged intentions on the Temple Mount. Israel is fully committed to maintaining the status quo there. What President Abbas should be speaking out against are the actions of militant Islamists who are smuggling explosives into the al-Aqsa Mosque and trying to prevent Jewish and Christian visitors from entering the site,” Netanyahu said. He added that this was the real threat to this sacred site.

Netanyahu told the UNGA that “Israel expects the Palestinian Authority to abide by its commitments,” implying that it is the PA that is in breach of the Oslo Accords.

“The Palestinians should not walk away from peace,” he said. Netanyahu repeated his offer to Abbas, to return to the negotiation table immediately “without preconditions.” He said that it would not be easy to reach an accord but that both leaders owe this to their peoples. The UN can help advance peace but not by imposing solutions and not encourage Palestinian rejectionism, he added.

At the end of his speech, Netanyahu told the delegates that the UN should rid itself of its obsessive bashing of Israel. He gave one example of this obsession. Despite four years of horrific violence in Syria during which more than 250,000 people lost their life, the UN continues to adopt resolutions that condemn Israel and not the Syrian regime. Just last year the UNGA adopted twenty resolutions against Israel and just one resolution about the ‘savage slaughter’ in Syria, Netanyahu said.

He called upon the UN to finally stand with Israel because “Israel is not just defending itself but you.”

Just two hours after Netanyahu delivered his speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations, Palestinian terrorists killed two Israeli citizens near the village of Itamar in the northern West Bank (Shomron). Israeli paramedics found the bodies of two Jewish Israelis who were murdered by gunshots in the chest in a car along the road between Alon Moreh and Itamar. Four children who apparently traveled with the victims escaped unharmed and were brought to the Itamar junction where they were examined by doctors who had arrived at the scene.

BREAKING: Iran Deploying Troops In Syria Major Ground Offensive To Save Assad Expected

Israeli Media reported on Thursday evening that Iran is deploying ground forces in Syria and will soon start a ground offensive under Russian supervision.

Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria over the last ten days, unspecified Lebanese sources reported to Reuters.

Iranian troops, together with Hezbollah forces, are preparing to launch a major ground offensive to drive Sunni Islamist rebels out of the Idlib Province and the Hama countryside, Oded Granot the Middle East, Expert of TV Channel One in Israel reported. Earlier this month an Israeli Defense official told Ha’aretz that Iranian troops arrived to help Hezbollah restore control over the Zabadani region close to the Lebanese border.

The offensive is meant to restore full control over the area to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Granot said. He added that the whole operation will be overseen by the Russian command in Syria and that Russia will provide air support.

“The vanguard of Iranian ground forces began arriving in Syria: soldiers and officers specifically to participate in this battle. They are not advisors…we mean hundreds with equipment and weapons. They will be followed by more,” one of the Lebanese sources told Reuters. Iraqis were said to take part in the operation as well, the source said.

The beleaguered Idlib province is in the north bordering on Turkey. Islamist forces of Jabhat al-Nusra and other Sunni groups had made significant gains in Idlib recently and were able to drive Assad’s army out of the last stretch of the Turkish border that was still under regime control.

As Western Journalism reported earlier this week Iran, Iraq, Syria, Hezbollah and Russia have formed a new coalition that aims to consolidate Assad’s rule over strategically important areas in western Syria.

Russia began an air campaign in Syria on Wednesday and is still building up its forces in the country. All of the Russian air strikes were aimed at forces that battle the Assad regime.

Who Just Showed Up In Syria To Help Russia Makes Things Even More Perilous For USA

Russia appears to have a partner in its mission in Syria to prop up the Assad regime.

Fox News is reporting that Iran has deployed troops to the region to conduct ground operations in coordination with Russian airstrikes.

“It has always been understood in this building that the Russians would provide the air force, and the Iranians would provide the ground force in Syria,” one official said.

Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters: “We know the Iranians are a part of this. We’ve known that since day one.” Officials could not disclose the size of the Iranian force, due to the sensitive nature of the information. 

Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the Quds Force commander, is overseeing the operation in Syria. The general traveled to Moscow in August, which is when the deal was likely struck. 

Former Deputy Asst. Sec. of Defense K.T. McFarland told Fox News: “So we now have a new alliance in the Middle East: Russian, Iran, Iraq, [Syria’s Assad regime]…a Shiite crescent throughout the region.” She added: “The problem is, we’re not sure where it is going, and we are not sure who they are targeting.”

Syria Map

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Russia airstrikes are not being directed primarily against ISIS, but rebel forces fighting the Assad regime, who are backed by the United States.

One of [Wednesday’s] airstrikes hit an area primarily held by rebels backed by the Central Intelligence Agency and allied spy services, U.S. officials said, catapulting the Syrian crisis to a new level of danger and uncertainty. Moscow’s entry means the world’s most powerful militaries—including the U.S., Britain and France—now are flying uncoordinated combat missions, heightening the risk of conflict in the skies over Syria…

Russia has built up its military presence in Syria in recent weeks to support Mr. Assad after he suffered a series of battlefield setbacks and acknowledged publicly that he could no longer hold on to all of the country after more than four years of war. During the buildup, Moscow said its intent was to fight Islamic State and conflated opponents of the regime with terrorists.

US - Russia - Iran Competing Goals

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Moscow last week to coordinate with the Russians in the hopes of avoiding any unintended confrontations between their two nations’ military forces. President Vladimir Putin assured Netanyahu his country’s actions in the region would be “responsible.”

Reuters reports that the prime minister is worried that top-of-the-line Russian military equipment could end up in the hands of Iranian-backed Hezbollah fighters, who are also on the ground supporting the Assad regime.