To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Posted on: July 29th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
On Friday, an investigating judge ordered Morsi's detention over his alleged contacts with the terrorist organization Hamas.
Posted on: July 26th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The Hamas terrorist government in Gaza has shut down the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency and the Al-Arabiya satellite channel bureaus in Gaza, Ma’an reported. It said that Hamas officials questioned its Gaza bureau chief over an article translated from an Israeli newspaper reporting that six Muslim Brotherhood smuggled themselves into Gaza to plan an uprising […]
Posted on: July 26th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Arab Palestinians are required to take a test at the end of high school which pretty much determines their future. With a pass rate of less than 60%, the response by some is tragic.
Posted on: July 21st, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The Palestinian Authority leadership in Ramallah is a victim of delusion and does not realize that the agreement in principle to return to direct talks with Israel is a “disaster,” Hams terrorist organization spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency Saturday. “Stopping political reconciliation for negotiations between the PA and Israel is very […]
Posted on: July 20th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Minister Yuval Steinitz said his government would release a "limited number" of prisoners, some of whom have been in Israeli jails for 30 years.
Posted on: July 14th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. The Egyptian military demolished hundreds of smuggling tunnels in and out of Hamas-controlled Gaza Sunday and is preparing for an all-our onslaught of Hamas, Al Qaeda and other terrorists in the Sinai, Egyptian media reported. The Egyptian offensive is a political and military shock to Hamas, with reverberations in Ramallah and Washington, on the eve of yet another attempt by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to re-ignite the “peace process.” “The reduction in smuggling will make it difficult for Hamas to maintain the level of its revenues, and therefore it will be hard pressed to contain the protests against its rule,” according to the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS). “It will also be difficult to infiltrate weapons into Gaza, mainly enhanced rockets and surface-to-surface missiles.” The Egyptian Aswat Masriya media outlet reported that 805 tunnels along the smuggling route, centered in the border city of Rafiah, were destroyed. Most of the tunnels have been used to smuggle fuel into Gaza. The Egyptian army will also close the Rafiah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip “indefinitely,” an official source told Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm. It placed a severe siege on Hamas but without a peep from the international community, which still condemns Israel for the maritime embargo that is aimed at preventing the import of terrorists and weapons from the sea. Terrorists in Rafiah targeted a military checkpoint Saturday, but no casualties were reported, and Egypt opened the Rafiah border crossing for four hours Saturday to allow humanitarian cases to cross the border. The tunnels have been a key route for terrorists to travel freely back and forth to the Sinai Peninsula and establish terrorist outposts aimed at staking out bases for attack on Egyptian tourist areas, such as El Arish, as well as urban areas. The army killed at least five terrorists on Friday, but Egyptian media reported a larger-scale offensive is in the works after an attempted assassination of Second Field Army commander Maj. Gen. Ahmed Wasfy on Wednesday. Egypt is using heavy arms and warplanes, maneuvers that are prohibited under the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979 without Israel’s approval. With the unstable and radical anti-Israel Muslim Brotherhood out of power, thanks to the military “impeachment” or coup – take your pick – Israel is not blocking any offense, “Security sources confirmed that Israel does not mind that the Egyptian forces use heavy artillery and warplanes during the operation which is expected to start very soon” military sources confirmed to the official television on Saturday. Official added, “The army had decided to cleanse the Sinai of armed gangs and terrorists "The operation will continue until it reaches its objectives, which are not only military but also aim to develop the Sinai.” Meanwhile, state media have reported Friday that two Egyptian Apache helicopters hovered over olive groves south of El-Arish before they fired shells at bunkers of Jihadist gunmen who were preparing to attack army checkpoints. The Egyptian Air Force on Saturday sent in two Apache helicopters to gun down jihadists after it received intelligence information that they were hiding in olive groves and preparing to attack military checkpoints. On Friday, an Egyptian helicopter was seen in the skies over Gaza for the first time since the Six-Day War in 1967. The Hamas terrorist organization is an offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and therefore is a natural enemy of the military that ousted Mohammed Morsi two weeks ago. Hams has denied Egyptian military statements that its soldiers jailed 32 Hamas terrorists and arrested dozens others in the Sinai Peninsula last week. Hamas figuratively shot itself in the head last August when it mounted a severe attack on the Egyptian army, killing 16 soldiers near Rafiah in a multi-pronged attack that was intended to continue into Israel but was foiled at the last minute by the IDF. Ever since, Hamas has been an undeclared enemy, and even the Morsi regime was suspicious of it. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority also is benefiting from Hamas’ miseries but is suppressing its joy because Hamas has widespread support among Arabs in Judea and Samaria who are fed up with chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Any moves by the Secretary of State Kerry to win some kind of a forum between Israeli and Palestinian Authority are a useless exercise without the inclusion of Gaza. Another fallout of the offensive against Hamas might be negative for Israel in the near-term. “The motivation of Hamas and jihadi elements from Sinai to launch attacks against Israel is increasing,” INSS thinks.
Posted on: July 12th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine" → Hamas
Of course, they also fanned the flames that sent Arab youths out to throw rocks and firebombs at passing Israeli cars.
Posted on: July 11th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
This is the organization's most difficult time, after losing its allies in the region, led by Mohamed Morsi.
Posted on: July 10th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine" → Hamas
An Israel court partially lifted a gag order Wednesday on the case of a second “prisoner X,” held in secret in a high-security prison, and identified him as Wael Abu Reda of Gaza. He is charged with committing “crimes against the security of the country.” Australian media earlier this year exposed the secret incarceration of […]
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Netanyahau showed FIFA’s president proof of missile launches underneath Hamas soccer fields. FIFA was unimpressed: Let PA soccer players travel freely or FIFA may expel Israel. No goal for Israel.
Posted on: July 5th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Egyptian prosecutors ordered the arrest of several senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Posted on: June 30th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Jewish Home Minister Orbach: Nonsense.
Posted on: June 28th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine" → Hamas
A 30-count indictment was entered against Dzokhar Tsarnaev. Charges against him, including the use of weapons of mass destruction, carry the death penalty. Blood-scrawled confessions were found in the boat in which he hid.
Posted on: June 27th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine" → Hamas
B’nai B’rith International has disassociated itself from a news story critical of former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit published in a Canadian Jewish newspaper it founded and still is closely associated with B’nai Brith Canada. In anticipation of a four-city visit to Canada by Gilad Shalit, The Jewish Tribune, Canada’s largest Jewish newspaper, criticized the […]
Posted on: June 27th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine" → Hamas
Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Gaza next Friday, even though he said earlier this week that protested against his government have forced him to suspend plans to honor Hamas with a visit. A Palestinian Authority newspaper quoted the Hamas regime’s secretary Abdulsalam Siyam as saying that two Turkish officials and several journalists already […]
Posted on: June 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
French media analyst Philippe Karsenty was been convicted of defamation by a Paris court, for accusing France-2, a state television network, of staging the infamous video depicting the alleged killing of a young Arab boy in a firefight between Arab terrorists and Israeli forces in Gaza in 2000. The footage 12 years ago became the […]
Posted on: June 26th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine" → Hamas
Whether Robert Malley will be the most anti-Israel person on Secretary of State John Kerry's foreign policy team may be a tough call, but he sure will fit right in
Posted on: June 25th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The 24 Americans living in Israel who had sued the State Department over U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority have filed their opposition brief to the government’s motion to dismiss,” Shurat HaDin (Israel Law Center) said Wednesday The plaintiffs allege that aid money to the PA is not being carefully scrutinized nor administered and funds […]
Posted on: June 25th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine" → Hamas
Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he cannot visit Gaza as planned because of the protest movement in his country but that he could “make a surprise any time.” He has been saying for two years that he will visit the Hamas-controlled region, a trip that would boost the terrorist organization’s stature. However, […]
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