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The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is a leading independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreign policy. Founded in 1976, the Center has produced hundreds of studies and initiatives by leading experts on a wide range of strategic topics. Dr. Dore Gold, Israel’s former ambassador to the UN, has headed the Jerusalem Center since 2000.

The Center is a multidisciplinary, independent non-profit think tank for Israel policy research and education, bringing together the best minds in the political, strategic, diplomatic and legal arenas, in Israel and abroad.

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Fri, Oct 20th 2017 9:17am
(Fars-Iran) The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps "will continue its relentless fight against the hegemonic system and Zionism more resolutely and powerfully than before and it will not hesitate a moment in defending the Islamic Revolution and the country's national interests," the IRGC said in a statement on Thursday. "The regional influence and might and development of the Islamic Republic's missile power...will continue and advance without a stop and more rapidly."
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 1:00am
(CNBC) Tom DiChristopher - Tehran supports the U.S.-designated terror group Hizbullah, threatens Israel and Lebanon, and supports Shiite Muslim militias in Iraq, CIA Director Mike Pompeo told the Foundation for Defense of Democracies on Thursday. "It has been far too inexpensive for the Iranians to conduct this adventurism. We should raise the cost of that....To push back against these non-nuclear activities I think is something the president is intent on doing." Pompeo said there is "enormous consensus" among U.S. allies that they should tackle Iran's destabilizing activities. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster told the group that the U.S. needs to expose the Revolutionary Guards' business and financial network. The message to the international business community is "don't do business with the IRGC. Don't enrich the IRGC. Don't enable their murderous campaign. Don't enable their threat to our friends in the region, especially Israel, but also Saudi Arabia and others."
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 1:00am
(Weekly Standard) Jenna Lifhits - CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday: "It's an open secret and not classified information that...there have been times the Iranians have worked alongside al-Qaeda....They view the West as a greater threat."
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 1:00am
(Long War Journal) Bill Roggio - Omar Khalid al Khurasani, the leader of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar who was closely tied to al-Qaeda, was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan earlier this week, a spokesman for the group confirmed. Nine other JuA members were also killed in the strike. The group has claimed credit for multiple attacks inside Pakistan. A suicide bomber at a park in Lahore on Easter in 2016 killed 72, mostly women and children, and wounded 300. The group's spokesman said "the target was Christians." The group has also targeted the U.S. consulate in Peshawar and polio vaccination teams in Karachi. In Aug. 2016, the U.S. State Department designated JuA a global terrorist organization.
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 1:00am
(Bloomberg) Eli Lake - Najmaldin Karim, the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk Province who was elected in 2011 and 2014, fled his home on Tuesday. He told me, "Shiite militias raided Kurdish neighborhoods, and today thousands are leaving. They beat up people. This was all from the Shiite militias - the ones the U.S.-led coalition said were not there." Iraqi Prime Minister "Abadi claims there were no casualties. We have seen trucks full of dead bodies."
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 1:00am