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The ‘Most Illegitimate’ Regime; the Jihadist Middle East; and Remembering Yehuda Avner
 
Egyptian Culture Rife in Israel ‘For Years’ After Exodus

April 2, 2015 - 12:29 AM
 
2 Cops Hurt, 1 Female Attacker Killed Outside Istanbul Police HQ

April 1, 2015 - 11:36 PM
 
Palestinian Unknowingly Sells Bansky Mural to Gaza Artist for $175

April 1, 2015 - 11:07 PM
 
Netanyahu and Boehner Meet for Lunch

April 1, 2015 - 3:30 PM
 
Netanyahu Attacks the Iran Nuclear Deal as “Unconscionable” [video]

April 1, 2015 - 3:21 PM
 
No Insurance Available for Jewish Kindergartens in Belgium!

April 1, 2015 - 12:45 PM
 
France Leaves Iran Nuclear Talks, Will Return When ‘Useful’

April 1, 2015 - 11:53 AM
 
Car with 5 Pipe Bombs Stopped at Gush Etzion Tunnel Roads

April 1, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Obama Stops Punishing Egypt for Dumping Muslim Brotherhood Prez

April 1, 2015 - 1:43 AM
 
IDF Expects 1200 Daily Hezbollah Rockets in Next War

April 1, 2015 - 1:39 AM
 
Tevye the Milkman Wins Israel Prize

April 1, 2015 - 1:04 AM
 
New and Old Faces in Israel’s 20th Knesset Are Officially Sworn In [Video]

March 31, 2015 - 10:20 PM
 
113 Orphaned Bar Mitzva Boys Participate in Group Celebration in Jerusalem

March 31, 2015 - 7:39 PM
 
Live Webinar with Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier of the Shmuz Tonight: Reacting to the Tragedy in Brooklyn

March 31, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Attack on Yemeni Refugees Makes Israel Look Like the Girl Scouts

March 31, 2015 - 6:30 PM
 
IDF Promises to Block Missionary Activity

March 31, 2015 - 4:02 PM
 
Iran Likely to Force Obama to Back Down on ‘Deadline Threat’

March 31, 2015 - 12:56 PM
 
IDF Clashes with 40 Rioters at Gaza Border

March 31, 2015 - 11:16 AM
 
Knesset Opens the Tent to its 20th Circus

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
 

Posted on: August 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Prominent Americans like David Petraeus have been saying non-stop that Israel does not have the capability to destroy Iranian Nuclear capacities, and surely not Iran's ambition to go nuclear. But if Israel can indeed delay the project while in the meantime having taken out of the picture one of Iran's most important allies, then things might look very different from the office of Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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PA officials at a ceremony sending off a convoy of trucks carrying food and medical supplies for Syrian civilians.
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Those who think that Hamas and other Islamic groups do not have a strong presence in the West Bank are completely detached from reality. True, these groups are lacking in arms and ammunition in the West Bank, but they still enjoy broad public support among Palestinians.

A sign in the Golan Heights showing the way to Damascus.
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

I want to discuss three articles that I basically agree with to point out how they miss the key issue and thus are somewhat misleading. I’m glad to see these three articles being published but it’s a case of -to quote Lenin- two steps forward, one step back.

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Israeli cabinet meeting
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The Israeli media portrays Israeli brass and ex-brass who oppose Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak on the Iran issue as a group whose assessment is based solely on a cold hard analysis of the situation. Unfortunately, there is a reasonable possibility that the Israeli brass and ex-brass themselves have piggy-backed their agenda to the Iranian debate.

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Aftermath of 2004 Madrid train bombing.
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

In recent weeks, the Obama administration has claimed that al Qaeda "is on a path of decline that will be difficult to reverse" and the US State Department has even declared that the "war on terror is over." But the recent arrests in Spain of three suspected al Qaeda terrorists, accused of plotting an airborne attack on a shopping mall near Gibraltar, suggests that Obama's triumphalism may be premature.

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Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme leader of Iran, underwent prostate surgery.
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Iran’s relative situation has deteriorated. To regain a sense of leadership and invulnerability – as well as to vindicate Shia Islam over the recent Sunni triumphs in the region – Iran needs a big strategic win. She needs a trump card over the emerging Sunni centers of gravity in Cairo and Ankara.

Mosque in Spain
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The issue of forced marriage is especially acute in Catalonia, where the Muslim population has skyrocketed in recent years. Catalonia, a region with 7.5 million inhabitants, is now home to an estimated 400,000 Muslims, up from 30,000 in the 1980s.

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Dollars
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Prosperity has met its match. Regulation will kill prosperity by stealth unless we the people wake up to what’s going on. We are wildly, insanely overregulated today, and if we don’t attack the idea of the regulatory state on those terms – on the premise that regulation itself is mostly a bad thing, and we need far less of it than we have – then we will never recover.

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The Egyptian-Israeli border
 

Posted on: August 13th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The Egyptians are finally learning that terrorism is a double-edged sword, and that those who approve of terror activities will one day find themselves targeted by the same terrorists.

Aftermath of the Sinai terror attack
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

The circumstances that were created after the murder of the Egyptian soldiers and the failure of the terror act against Israel proves the truth of the saying: "Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan." We can only imagine how great would be the cries of joy in Gaza if 18 Israeli soldiers had been killed, heaven forbid, instead of Egyptians.

Tom Friedman
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Tom Friedman’s pro-PLO stance dates back to his active involvement, while at Brandeis University, in the pro-Arafat radical-Left “Middle East Peace Group” and “Breirah” organizations. It was intensified during his role as the AP’s and NY Times’ reporter in Lebanon. There he played down Arafat’s and Abbas’ rape and plunder of Lebanon and their strong ties with international terrorism, while expressing his appreciation of the PLO’s protection of foreign media in Beirut.

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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (R) meeting with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

Al-Destour, an independent Egyptian newspaper, has just had a full issue seized on charges of “fueling sedition” and “harming the president through phrases and wording punishable by law.”

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Egyptian border post
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

For years the Egyptians have been trying to erode the Sinai force restrictions set in the peace treaty they signed with Israel. Force restrictions that were a necessary condition for Israel agreeing to restore the Sinai to Egyptian control. The Egyptians see the force restrictions as impinging on their sovereignty. Israel always considered the force restrictions as critical for the Jewish State’s national security.

Hillary Clinton, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Ehud Barak
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

When four of out four newspapers in Israel deal with any single subject one can count on the fact that there is a deliberate effort by some personnel to set the headlines on fire.

The Mosque of the Four Towers in Hyderabad, India
 

Posted on: August 10th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Although Shia and Sunnis do not pray together, as both sects have the same goal – hostility to Israel – the Shia cleric, to set a precedent, recently asked the Sunni Imam to lead a prayer service attended by both congregations.

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Palestinian Christians Standing outside the Latin Catholic Church after the expiration of their prayers in Gaza City
 

Posted on: August 10th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

If Muslim fanatics cannot tolerate moderate and secular Muslims, why should they be expected to accept those who belong to other faiths?

 

Posted on: August 8th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The Report of the World Bank is a bitter commentary on the Palestinian economy, currently in a self-inflicted decline induced by the violence it brought on itself by launching the Second Intifada in 2000. Above all, the fundamental requisite for economic and political progress is to end the violence.

Gas platform
 

Posted on: August 8th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

While the global economy deteriorates and its ripple effects erode Israel’s economic indicators (e.g., unemployment increased to 7%), there is cause for optimism in the Holy Land.

Remnants of the foiled Sinai border terror attack
 

Posted on: August 8th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

You will be reading a lot of accounts of this event mostly saying the same things. But what’s really important?

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Rangers
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Today, control over all major military spending decisions remain exclusively in the hands of political appointees, and soldiers, sailors and airmen are left with the job of trying to defend their country and themselves with the inferior results of decisions made by politicians.

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