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Gunman in French Jewish School Shooting Entered School Grounds, Used Multiple Firearms

25 Adar 5772 – March 19, 2012
A local prosecutor told AFP that the gunman shot a man outside the school, initially using a 9-mm weapon. After it jammed, he switched to a .45-caliber weapon and entered the school grounds, where "he shot at everything he could see, children and adults, and some children were chased into the school."

Names of the Victims of Jewish School Attack in Toulouse

The victims of the shooting attack on the Ozar HaTorah Jewish school in Toulouse, France have been identified and include 3 children, one rabbi.

Victims of Shooting at Jewish School in Toulouse, France Identified, Several Still Fighting for...

At least 4 are dead and others critically wounded after an unidentified attacker mowed down Jewish schoolchildren and teachers - at close range - outside the Otzar HaTorah school in Toulouse, France. Included in the dead: a teacher and his two children. Principal's daughter succumbs to her wounds.
Mohammad Shafia, his wife and his son were convicted of 4 honor killings in Kingston, Ont., last year.

Citing Honor Killings, Israeli-Arab Lesbian Couple Reprieved from Deportation

25 Adar 5772 – March 18, 2012
the Canadian Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of Iman Musa and Majida Mugrabi, an Israeli Muslim lesbian couple who sought refugee status in Canada. The judge ordered further hearings on the request due to the possibility that they would be honor-murdered if deported to Israel

Azerbaijan Arrests 22 in Iran Terror Plot

21 Adar 5772 – March 14, 2012
Azerbaijani National Security Ministry: "Twenty-two citizens of Azerbaijan were arrested by the National Security Ministry for cooperating with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards . . . Firearms, cartridges, explosives and espionage equipment were found during the arrest."

Report: US Conveys Iran Ultimatum via Russia – Cooperate or Face Military Confrontation This...

Russian diplomat: 'The invasion will happen before year’s end. The Israelis are in effect blackmailing Obama. They’ve put him in this interesting position - either he supports the war or loses the support of the Jewish lobby.'

Egyptian Parliament Unanimously Votes to Expel Israeli Ambassador, Halt Gas Exports

20 Adar 5772 – March 13, 2012
The resolution read, "Egypt after the revolution will never be a friend of the Zionist entity, the number one enemy of Egypt and the Arab nation." It also supported Palestinian resistance "in all its kinds and forms."

Report: India Has Evidence of Iranian Responsibility in Last Month’s Terror Attack on Israeli...

Yaakov Amidror's visit comes after Indian authorities arrested Iranian freelance journalist Mohammed Ahmed Kazmi's last week on suspicion of links to the bombing of an Israeli diplomat's vehicle.
An "Iron Dome" missile defense system outside Ashkelon.

Riding High on the ‘Iron Dome,’ Rafael to Raise Half a Billion Shekels

Advanced defense systems developer Rafael, maker of the "Dome," took less than half a day since the last siren warning of incoming missiles, to announce it is issuing 500 million shekel ($133 million) in privately traded stocks. While the US made Patriot surface to air missiles' success rate is lower than 50%, the Iron Dome's performance this past weekend reached upwards of 85%.

Israel’s Letter to UN Regarding Gaza Rocket Attacks

Ambassador Haim Waxman: "In previous letters . . . we warned of the dangers of inaction by the international community. We alerted the Council that these attacks had the potential to ignite a serious escalation of the conflict, which could affect the entire region. The events of the last two days have proven the danger of silence on behalf of the international community at large, and the Security Council, in particular."
Tourists ride segways down the new promenade in Tel aviv.

All Time Record High for Israel Tourism in February

The month of February 2012 has broken records in the tourism industry in Israel, with 232,000 visitor arrivals, 6% more than the same month last year, and an increase of 4% compared to February 2010, which marked the previous record. Out of 232,000 arrivals, 200,000 were tourist entries, another all-time record high.

Report: US Talking Military Intervention in Syria

18 Adar 5772 – March 11, 2012
The Obama administration has begun "serious discussions" about directly arming the opposition, deploying troops to secure a humanitarian corridor, or establishing a no-fly zone in Syria.

British PM: Iran Developing Nuclear Missiles Capable of Striking London

15 Adar 5772 – March 8, 2012
PM David Cameron: "I don’t believe that an Iranian nuclear weapon is just a threat to Israel...Not least because there are signs that the Iranians want to have some sort of intercontinental missile capability. So we have to be clear this is potentially a threat much more widely."

Report: President Obama Offers Israel Weapons in Exchange for Inaction

Anonymous diplomatic and intelligence sources tell Israeli paper that the Obama administration would supply Israel with weapons that would extend its time-line for military action – like advanced GBU-28 bunker-busting bombs and long-range refueling aircraft, so that Israel could wait till after the 2012 presidential election to launch a strike.

French PM: Jews, Muslims Should Reconsider ‘Ancestral Traditions’ of Kashrut, Halal

Francois Fillon: Jews and Muslims should reconsider "ancestral traditions...We live in a modern society."

Is Israeli Home Front Ready For War With Iran?

14 Adar 5772 – March 7, 2012
MK Zeev Bielski, chairman of the Knesset subcommittee on Israel’s home defense: “The home front is not ready. We have made improvements over the situation since the Second Lebanon War in 2006, when the home front was completely unprepared, but the situation is not good.”

Report: Iran Conducted A-Bomb Test With North Korean Assistance

If the reports are accurate, North Korea is playing a direct role in helping Tehran create the infrastructure to assemble nuclear warheads that can be mounted on missiles aimed at Israel, American military bases in the Persian Gulf and pro-Western oil sheikhdoms in the Middle East.

Obama, Netanyahu Exchange Assurances But Differences Remain On Iran

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may not have bridged their differences on how to deal with Iran, but each managed to give the other a measure of reassurance.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaking before AIPAC Tiesday.

Santorum to AIPAC on Super Tuesday: US Must Give Iran an Ultimatum

13 Adar 5772 – March 6, 2012
At a speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, coinciding with the Super Tuesday primaries, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum accused President Barack Obama of appeasement of Iran and urged an ultimatum demanding that it put a stop to its nuclear production immediately, or the US will "tear down" its plants. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich took a break from their race for votes in the high-stakes primaries to speak to the pro-Israel lobby.

Experts: Israel’s New Bunker-Busters Can Take Out Iran’s Nuke Plants

Berlin-based researcher Benjamin Weinthal argues that Israel is militarily capable today of launching a successful attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. It would require successive strikes, using GBU-28 bunker busters to knock out Iran's entire nuclear program. Those devastating bombs were delivered to Israel by President Obama, who made good on a promise made by President Bush.

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