web analytics
May 23, 2015 / 5 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

In stark contrast to the Bush administration, President Obama’s staff is not coordinating its policy on Iran or the greater Middle East with Israel and has not been informing the Jewish state of its plans or recent diplomatic developments in the Mideast, according to sources in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office. (See related story, page 3.)

In one example of the Obama administration leaving Israel in the dark, the U.S. recently set an October deadline for Iran to show progress in talks over its nuclear program. Yet information of the deadline – first reported by Haaretz and confirmed by WorldNetDaily – was discovered in Jerusalem not via U.S. sources but from third party European diplomats who were briefed on the matter.

“Right now there is next to no communication coming to us from the White House,” said a source in Netanyahu’s office.

The source warned against interpreting the matter as evidence of an anti-Israel bias in the Obama administration. “Look, there is a new administration in the U.S. and a new one here [in Israel],” the source said. “There hasn’t been so much time yet to establish channels.”

Still, the source noted the extent of the information blackout was “not usual practice.”

Arabs Face Death Penalty For
Selling Land To Jews

Three Arabs face death sentences from the Palestinian Authority for selling their Jerusalem property to Jews, this column has learned. The three will be put on trial in a closed PA military court this week and next week, PA sources said.

The trials come just days after a PA “military court” sentenced a Palestinian man to death by hanging after finding him guilty of selling land to Jews. That trial was the first of its kind. According to Palestinian sources, PA President Mahmoud Abbas must personally sign all death warrants.

Over the past few weeks, the PA increased its efforts to stop Jerusalem Arabs from selling property to Jews. Also, the PA is planning a public relations assault in the coming weeks against Jewish groups attempting to strengthen the Jewish presence in Jerusalem, said the PA sources.

Prominent Mufti Offers Lectern To Obama

The grand mufti of Egypt has invited President Obama to address Muslims around the globe from one of the most important mosques in the Islamic world. The invitation to speak from Egypt’s Al Azhar mosque follows an announcement over this past weekend that Obama will travel to Egypt next month to deliver his promised address to the Muslim world.

According to Al-Masri Al-Yawm, a state-run Egyptian newspaper, Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa and other scholars from Egypt’s Al Azhar University invited Obama to use the mosque as a venue during the president’s upcoming visit, explaining it would promote a culture of dialogue between Islam and the West.

Al Azhar University, which opened over 1,000 years ago, is the most respected Sunni Islamic learning center in the world and the second oldest degree-granting school. Clerics at the university’s attendant mosque decide Islamic sharia law matters for Sunni Muslims internationally. It was founded by the Fatimid dynasty of Egypt, which descends from the daughter of Muhammad.

It is highly unusual for a non-Muslim to speak at the mosque.

Jacqui Smith Strikes Again

She led a charge to restrict the word “terrorism,” instead urging government employees to refer to the phenomenon as “anti-Islamic activity.” She had been labeled a “pocket dictator,” with some of her practices referred to by media critics as “truly Big Brother stuff.” She attempted to introduce a giant government database to track all citizen e-mails, phone calls and Internet activity.

Meet Jacqui Smith, the British home secretary who recently made public a list of individuals banned from the UK since October, including radio superstar Michael Savage. She announced she decided to release the list so others could better understand what sort of behavior Britain was not prepared to tolerate.

In January, Smith oversaw a government program to adopt a new language for declarations on Islamic terrorism, urging all top government workers to refer to Islamic terrorists as pursuing “anti-Islamic activity.”

“As so many Muslims in the UK and across the world have pointed out, there is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorize, nothing Islamic about plotting murder, pain and grief,” Smith said at the time.

Two weeks ago, following strong public outcry over her proposal, Smith dropped a plan to allow the police to monitor and store on government databases information on citizens’ Internet use and e-mail messaging. Instead, however, she has asked private companies to store the information for the government.

Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily.com. He appears throughout the week on leading U.S. radio programs and is the author of the book “The Late Great State of Israel.”

About the Author: Aaron Klein is a New York Times bestselling author and senior reporter for WND.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York's 970 AM Radio on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern. His website is KleinOnline.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Tzipi Hotovely, new Deputy Foreign Minister.
Foreign Minister Hotovely: Tell the World ‘God Gave Israel to the Jews’
Latest News Stories
Chabad of Dead Sea brings friends from Arad to create a last-minute celebration sheva brochot with the seven wedding blessings with a new married couple.

At the ninth hour, Chabad of Dead Sea whipped together sheva brochot in 2 hours for a newly wedded tourist couple — out of nowhere.

Tzipi Hotovely, new Deputy Foreign Minister.

Israel finally has a Foreign Minister who is not ashamed to say the word “God.”

Cairo Jews shove and curse a journalist dressed up as a Jew.

An Arab language website sent a reporter, dressed as a Jew, to the streets of Cairo.

Volunteers with Shomer Hachadash.

Eight years ago, an Israeli rancher from Moshav Zippori in the Lower Galilee region reached a breaking point. Thieves and marauders had been targeting Chaim Zilberman’s sprawling ranch; his land was burnt black and cattle fences cut down. On the verge of bankruptcy, the rancher told his family during a Friday Shabbat dinner one night […]

Scotland Yard said it cannot prevent the upcoming neo-Nazi march that is planned for July 4th.

A store in Rafah, Gaza displays women’s Islamic head coverings for sale.

A State Dept. official is in Israel to talk about making the region nuclear-free.

The highway at the property is a favorite spot for PA Arabs to try to throw

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu annual medical report  as written by his personal physician, Dr. Tzvi Berkovitz, states, “Blood tests were completely normal including those for sugar, cholesterol and fats. The Prime Minister’s blood pressure was normal (120/80), aided by light medication.” The reports notes that “Prime Minister Netanyahu trains several times a week at a […]

The President will speak Friday night at Washington’s largest Conservative synagogue, probably to continue to express his opinion that Israel is racist & Israel should embody “Judeo-Christian”/universal values (as opposed to Jewish values). They’re going to lap it up .

This week ISIS captured two major cities, one in Iraq, one in Syria. Assad’s escape plan revealed.

Israeli Pres. Rivlin expresses deep concern after vandals torch a Bnei Akiva building and synagogue in northern Israel.

More than 70 percent of Muslims in Netherlands reportedly view their brethren fighting the “jihad” in Syria as “heroes.”

Israel rejects a Swiss court decision granting $1.1 billion to Iran after an oil deal went sour after the Islamic Revolution.

Liberman apologizes for describing Netanyahu’s decision to meet with head of Arab Joint Party List as “autistic.”

Former FM Avigdor Liberman slams PM Netanyahu for scheduling talks with the head of the united Arab parties.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/quick-takes-news-from-israel-you-may-have-missed-179/2009/05/13/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: