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Live Updates: Hamas Rockets Explode in Southern Israel (6:01pm)

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Security Cabinet in Marathon Session to Decide Next Step

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4 Beheaded Victims Found in Sinai

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Report: Qatar Threatened to Kick Out Hamas

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Miracle in Ashkelon: No One Home When Missile Hits

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British Consul-General Helping to ‘Free Palestine’ ?

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Sapir College Closed (Again!) Due to ‘Rain’ of Rocket Fire

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2 Terrorists Dead, 5 Hurt; Hamas Vows ‘Netanyahu Will Pay’

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Breaking News: #BlocktheBoat #EpicFail as ZIM Unloads

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Israel Used Bunker-Buster Bombs in Raid on Mohammed Deif’s Home

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State Dept. Terms Gaza-Based ‘Jerusalem Council’ a Terrorist Group

August 20, 2014 - 10:17 AM
 
ISIS Beheads American Journalist, Threatens Obama Will Repeat

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Former Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum Visits City of David

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US Holds Hamas Responsible for All Rocket Attacks on Israel

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American-Born Lone IDF Soldier Found Dead

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US Adds ISIS-Linked Gaza Terror Group to Foreign Terror List

August 19, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Under Rocket Fire, PA Calls for UN to Force Israeli Withdrawal from Judea, Samaria

August 19, 2014 - 8:37 PM
 
Hezbollah Lowers Minimum Age [video]

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EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton and sraeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

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Israel should be under no illusion that the recent "upgrading" of bilateral relations with the European Union will end European hostility toward the Jewish state. Quite to the contrary; Israel should be expecting an increase in European meddling in its internal affairs.

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Palestinian demonstrators holding posters of PM Erdogan and the Turkish flag
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

At 18% interest, consumers have to borrow to pay the interest on previous loans. In other words Turkish banks are capitalizing interest, and booking profits on loans that would go sour if they stopped lending additional money to borrowers to pay the interest. The much-vaunted strength of Turkey's banks appears to be an illusion.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, meets the Hamas Prime Minister of Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh in Cairo
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Wouldn't it be logical to expect that before issuing an invitation to Morsi to visit him at the White House, President Obama would ask his future guest how, if he believes that the country must be subjected to Islamic Law, he intends to defend the secular constitution of Egypt?

Muslim women
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The latest anti-prostitution campaign in East London typifies an Islamist strategy, which is to create parallel communities for Muslims that do not interact with their non-Muslim neighbors. Islamists use these initiatives to present themselves as active members of the community, often picking on legitimate and understandable concerns. Their aim is to win new recruits and further their divisive agenda.

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Mahmoud Abbas
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is now saying that he will resume his efforts in September to achieve, unilaterally, UN recognition of a Palestinian state. This time, however, Abbas says he will go to the General Assembly, where the Palestinians enjoy the support of more than 130 countries, with a request to recognize a Palestinian state as a non-member of the UN.

Zion Olympics
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The British have been in the news lately for their stretched-to-the-limit political correctness concerning militant Islamists, and have even been jailing British subjects or fining them for allegedly making insulting remarks about Islam. Despite these convictions for "hate crimes" against Islam the British government seems perfectly willing to overlook the converse: anti-Semitic attacks by Iranian front groups against the Jewish community.

Mitt Romney in Israel
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

Since Palestinian Authority leaders want to discuss culture, here’s one out of thousands of examples. Recently, at a cultural performance whose audience included the PA minister of culture, the songs and poetry spoke of how the main priority of raising children is to make sure they were ready to use guns—not computers—against you-know-who.

US President Barack Obama
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

It appears that the Russians, the Turks and the Saudis will keep Syria at a low boil, making it difficult for either side to fully impose its will on the other, and impossible for a Sunni Islamist regime to emerge. What is remarkable, though, is the success of Russian diplomacy: despite all of the Obama administration's courtship, the Erdogan government has decided to signal its dependence on Moscow in the most visible -and, for Washington- humiliating way possible.

Islam in Europe
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Although all marriages that take place in the United Kingdom must be monogamous, Muslim immigrants can and do employ countless evasions to practice polygamy without running afoul of British matrimony laws.

Mitt Romney
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

So today there is a Palestinian culture which defines itself by opposition to Israel and Jews. Its heroes are Arabs who kill Jews because that is the culture’s highest value. It can express itself in religious terms, as in the Hamas charter‘s inclusion of a Islamic injunction to kill Jews “wherever you find them,” or in pan-Arab or Palestinian nationalist ones.

Adel.Imam
 

Posted on: July 31st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Adel Imam - possibly the most famous Arab actor - has been blacklisted by Egyptian activists for apparently taking Hosni Mubarak's side in the Egyptian revolution that toppled him in 2011. Nonetheless, Imam has made a comeback with a miniseries that is full of anti-Semitism and demonization of Jews and Israel. Is this just plain hate for Jews or is it a stunt by Imam to win the public? And if so, what does it mean for Egypt and the Arab world?

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
 

Posted on: July 31st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Over the past year, more and more Iranians have been finding ways to communicate with their friends and relatives abroad in ways which should encourage the world to ratchet up the pressure on the regime.

Judo non-story
 

Posted on: July 31st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

If you buy into the concept that news is not news unless it is covered by the major media players, than I guess the fact that the Lebanese judo team refused to practice next to the Israeli team until the Olympic organizers erected barriers to divide the room and place the Israelis out of sight...wasn't news.

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
 

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

To a remarkable extent—and this has nothing to do with his views or policies—Bibi Netanyahu is the only functioning politician in Israel today. No wonder he is prime minister, will finish his current term, and will almost certainly be reelected in 2013. Consider the alternatives.

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Al-Azhar University
 

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

What distinguishes a jihadi terrorist from a more peaceful Muslim may not be any fundamental difference in belief, but, as in the West, merely in a given instance, how the religious legal principles of his faith should be applied.

Father and son during Brit mila in Paris.
 

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Legal obligations and guarantees of human rights should be universally applied – but these should include mutual respect between religious and non-religious people, and members of differing religious communities. Germany would do well to examine thoroughly, respectfully and seriously, the beliefs of its Jewish and Muslim citizens about the circumcision of their sons, not to mention the unquestionable medical advantages.

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Demonstration in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad
 

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

The situation in Syria is deteriorating quickly, and the state is literally disintegrating. The cracks in the government are widening; ambassadors, generals and soldiers are deserting, some branches of the Ba'ath party are announcing their secession from the regime, the Russian advisers are fleeing for their lives and the feeling that the end is near is taking hold more and more. Not the end of Asad, but of Syria. Not the regime, but the system.

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Mitt Romney in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

Speaking to an often-cheering group of about 400 people in Jerusalem, Governor Mitt Romney gave a speech less notable for what he said than for the fact that the audience believed he was sincere in saying it.

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Alan Dershowitz
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Republicans are trying to woo away Jews who voted for Barack Obama in 2008, hoping they have experienced "buyer's remorse." I, for one, have experienced no such remorse. I have gotten from President Obama pretty much what I expected when I voted for him.

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Palestinians celebrating the opening of the 2012 Olympics Games
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Watching the ceremony last night, I had a profound sense of sadness for the hollow revelry. There was no dignified memorializing of the greatness, uniqueness, and courage of Britain’s past. There was “irreverent, idiosyncratic” entertainment, and a very long segment of writhing self-abasement before the shibboleth of socialized medicine.

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