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Palestinians Lose Attempt to Sue Israelis for ‘War Crimes’ On a Technicality – International...

12 Nisan 5772 – April 3, 2012
In a key defeat for NGO "Lawfare", the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday decided that it does not have jurisdiction to begin an investigation over cases related to the 2008-09 Gaza War because "Palestine" is not a state. But this victory over Israel's Palestinian foes may not be long lasting.

Met Council and NYC Food Bank Launch Virtual Food Drive for Passover

This Passover season, more than 100,000 Jewish families in NYC will find themselves struggling to put food on the table, according to the Metropolitan...

French Begin to Deport Radical Muslims

The French Interior Ministry announced Monday the deportation of two Islamists, adding that it is planning to expel three more, in the wake of...

Washington Jewish Week Owners Buys the Baltimore Jewish Times

The owners of Washington’s Jewish newspaper submitted the winning bid for The Baltimore Jewish Times at a bankruptcy auction. Route 95 Publications, LLC, an affiliate...

MDA, These Are Your Friends – Red Crescent Employees Arrested for Attack on IDF...

This should serve as a cautionary note to Israel's Magen David Adom (MDA) service, which so eagerly cooperates with the Palestinian Red Crescent, to...

Scottish Student who Defiled Israeli Flag Appeals Sentence

Paul Donnachie, 19, a student who racially abused a Jewish student at St Andrews University in Scotland and was sentenced to 150 hours of...

Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Noah Robbins at the Museum of Jewish Heritage April 3

The Flea Theater will present a reading of "The Vandal" by Hamish Linklate (best known as Matthew in the CBS sitcom The New Adventures...

When Unfriending Just Won’t Do: President Abbas Arrests Woman who Flamed him on Facebook

10 Nisan 5772 – April 2, 2012
Did you ever get the urge to go beyond just flaming someone who got on your case on Facebook, or elsewhere on the Internet for that matter, and wished you had a police force all your own you could use to put that person in his or her place? If you happen to be Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, you can do that!

IDF Thwarts Armed Infiltration Attempt at Gaza Fence Sunday Night

Remember the adage about how fences make for good neighbors? It turns out they work quite well for bad neighbors, too. Sunday night, IDF soldiers operating along the security fence in the central Gaza Strip identified a suspicious figure digging in the ground, suggesting he was attempting to plant an explosive device. The soldiers tried to distance him by firing at him, confirming a hit.

A Year Later, ‘Arab Spring’ Ushering In an Islamist Egypt

It's not as if no one in the West has been warning about it; and it's not as if Egyptians, exposing themselves to violence while demonstrating gallantly in a relentless effort to topple a corrupt, repressive regime, weren't aware of the possibility of it; nevertheless, the prospect of an imminent takeover—albeit using democratic means—by the radical Muslims is terrifying.

Defeated Everywhere Else, BlackBerry Looking for a Win in Cairo

10 Nisan 5772 – April 1, 2012
The website e-week reports that BlackBerry Canadian Maker Research in Motion (RIM) just told its shareholders at their fiscal fourth-quarter earnings call March 29...

Clinton: Security Council, Germany, to Meet Iran in Istanbul April 13

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Iran and the group of five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have...

Amnesty: By the Way, Hamas Cops Beat Up Demonstrators

9 Nisan 5772 – March 31, 2012
Proving that public officials must read their own stories before sending them out, we found an item on the Palestinian news agency Ma'an's website...

Police Arrested 20 Islamists Following Toulouse Murders, Terrorist Network May Be Shut Down

7 Nisan 5772 – March 30, 2012
It's important to separate the failure of elite French police units to apprehend murderer Muhammad Merah a week ago, from our estimate of the ability of French security forces to monitor radical Islamists within their borders. It turns out that France, which has been hit by terrorist attacks since the Algerian war of the 1950s, could teach the US a thing or two about controlling Arab terrorism.

Thousands Expected at Beaufort Castle, Lebanese Army Imposing Heavy Security Measures

The Naharnet website reports that some 4,000 Lebanese, Palestinian and "foreign" demonstrators (i.e. Iranians) are expected to march to the Beaufort Castle in Nabatiyeh...

Hamas: PA Blocking Egypt Fuel Supply to Gaza

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an is quoting a Hamas spokesman who said Thursday the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip is at least partly...

Gloria Steinem, Women Under Siege, Documenting Sex Crimes in Syria in Real Time

7 Nisan 5772 – March 29, 2012
Turning to Internet users for help in reporting rape and sexual assault in Syria, to inform the international community and to provide the base for potential prosecutions, a new Women's Media Center initiative, spearheaded by Gloria Steinem, declares: "Our goal is to make these atrocities visible, and to gather evidence so that one day justice may be served."

Residents of Samaria to US, Canadian, Donors: MDA Enemy of the Settlements

For more than half a year, the Samaria Residents Committee has been struggling against Magen David Adom following its agreement with the Red Cross,...

French Nuclear Physicist on Trial for Plotting Hits with Al Qaeda

Adlene Hicheur, a French nuclear physicist of Algerian descent who once worked at Switzerland's renowned CERN laboratory, is being tried in Paris on charges of collaborating with Al Qaeda in North Africa. His attorneys claim he only sent angry emails. They are afraid their clients would be unfairly linked with the Toulouse murderer.

First F-35 Stealth Fighter Planes to Arrive in Israel in 2015

The first F-35 is expected to arrive in Israel in 2015, but Israeli pilots will be able to start training on it in the U.S. in 2014. A stealth fighter aircraft, produced by Lockheed Martin, the F-35 is considered to be the most advanced fighter aircraft to date.

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