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Israeli Air Force Strikes Back at Gaza for Rocket Attack

May 27, 2015 - 5:37 AM
 
IRS Hacked, Info on 100,000 Taxpayers Stolen

May 27, 2015 - 4:40 AM
 
Minister Warns ‘Hamas Trying to Escalate Security Situation’

May 27, 2015 - 12:30 AM
 
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin to ‘Stay On No Matter What’ Says Efrat Mayor

May 26, 2015 - 10:27 PM
 
No Deal with Iran by June 30 Deadline, Europeans Say

May 26, 2015 - 9:59 PM
 
Vehicle Terror Attack Foiled at Gush Etzion Junction

May 26, 2015 - 9:28 PM
 
UPDATE: Gaza Rocket Hits Israel

May 26, 2015 - 9:10 PM
 
UN Envoy Warns Syrian Refugees Will Outnumber Lebanese Schoolchildren

May 26, 2015 - 9:06 PM
 
Weekend Bomb Threats Tail Flights to Northeastern US

May 26, 2015 - 7:59 PM
 
Rare 1,000 Yr Old Ketubah on Exhibit in Jerusalem

May 26, 2015 - 7:15 PM
 
Arabs Terrorize Worshipers in Jerusalem’s Ancient Shiloach Yemenite Synagogue

May 26, 2015 - 5:45 PM
 
Photo of Obama’s Passover Seder ‘Fifth Child’ Tantrum

May 26, 2015 - 3:04 PM
 
Barkat Peeved at Netanyahu for Dividing Him from Jerusalem Affairs Post

May 26, 2015 - 2:15 PM
 
Media Spins Netanyahu’s Renewal of Peace Process

May 26, 2015 - 12:19 PM
 
Report: Bullets from Hamas Live-Fire Training Land in Israel

May 26, 2015 - 11:21 AM
 
Ya’alon Removes Police Siege of Ode Yosef Chai Yeshiva in Shomron

May 26, 2015 - 10:46 AM
 
President Rivlin Denies He Is Being Honored by Leftist New Israel Fund

May 26, 2015 - 10:12 AM
 
5,000-Year-Old Seal in Galilee May Depict First Known Music Scene

May 26, 2015 - 9:29 AM
 
TZOHAR Condemns Efforts to Depose Rabbi Riskin

May 25, 2015 - 8:16 PM
 
Bibi Seals Nationalist Policy with Dore Gold Heading Foreign Ministry

May 25, 2015 - 5:22 PM
 
Report: Rabbinate May Be Plotting to Dump Rabbi Riskin of Efrat

May 25, 2015 - 3:27 PM
 
Hamas Declares Jerusalem ‘Eternal Capital’ of Islamic World

May 25, 2015 - 1:00 PM
 
Police Arrest ‘Nice Guy Pizza’ Owner

May 25, 2015 - 10:47 AM
 
Hezbollah Shows Off Terror Tunnel Threat

May 25, 2015 - 10:11 AM
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Iran
 

Posted on: November 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Amid reports that a deal is near that would ease crippling sanctions on Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “historic mistake.” An agreement on what is being called a first-step deal is expected by Friday, when the current round of negotiations in Geneva between Western powers and Iran is scheduled to end. […]

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25 years ago, the Saudis secretly purchased these CSS-2 ballistic missiles, which are useless as conventional weapons, but will do in delivering nuclear warheads.
 

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

It's interesting to note that the fact that Israel has been is possession of hundreds of nuclear bombs never stirred the Saudis next door into hasty action.

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Posted on: November 7th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Americans maintain a high opinion of the U.S.-Israel alliance but are wary of any involvement in a potential Iran conflict, according to an Anti-Defamation League poll. Asked if Israel could be counted on “as a strong, loyal ally,” 76 percent of respondents agreed and 17 percent disagreed. They also favored Israel over the Palestinians, 48 […]

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Posted on: November 7th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The United States will maintain a robust military presence in the Persian Gulf to deter Iran, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said, although military action would be a last resort to keep Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. Hagel in a speech Tuesday to the influential Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank […]

Obama and Netanyahu
 

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The leaking of information on an Israeli air strike in Syria and a growing divergence in approach to Iran sanctions have accentuated the Obama administration’s differences with the Israeli government.

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel with Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon on helicopter tour of the Golan Heights last April. The Secretary has invested in gaining Israel's trust.
 

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Following the very chilly reception Hagel received from Israel's friends, the Secretary of Defense has made an effort to gain Israel's security establishment's trust.

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Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee said there would be “no pause, delay or moratorium in our efforts” to seek new sanctions on Iran. The statement late Saturday came after days of reports that top pro-Israel groups, including AIPAC, had agreed in a meeting with senior White House staffers to suspend for 80 days lobbying […]

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Posted on: November 1st, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The U.S. government is asking pro-Israel activists to reduce their public support for more sanctions on Iran just prior to another round of discussions on the issue between Iranian and world leaders. White House officials met with Jewish organizations including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the American Jewish Committee, and the Anti-Defamation League on […]

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Posted on: October 30th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

JERUSALEM – Despite prolonged diplomatic efforts by much of the international community to convince Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program, a prominent former member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), along with a respected think tank, have confirmed what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the U.S., EU and UN: Iran has essentially “passed the point of no return” and is only weeks away from assembling a nuclear weapon.

 

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

President Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian talks. President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke by phone today as part of their regular consultations,” said the statement. “The two leaders discussed recent developments related to Iran, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and other regional issues. The two leaders agreed to continue […]

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Posted on: October 27th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Iran’s government-controlled Fars News Agency reported on Sunday that Syrian forces seized “Israeli-made missiles, machine guns, rifles and communication devices” in clashes with rebels in the Daraa region. Saudi Arabia has been known to be a major supplier of weapons to opposition forces, so if the report has any validity, it raises the fanciful scenario […]

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Posted on: October 27th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new estimate by a top American think tank. “Today, Iran could break out most quickly using a three-step process with its installed centrifuges and its low-enriched uranium stockpiles as of August 2013. In this case, […]

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Posted on: October 27th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz told his American counterparts in the Israel-U.S. strategic dialogue that Israel’s “minimum” in any deal with Iran was no uranium enrichment. Steinitz described his meeting Wednesday with a U.S. team led by William Burns, the deputy secretary of state, as long and productive. Such meetings take place about twice […]

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Posted on: October 27th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Two Republicans in the U.S. Senate asked the Pentagon whether it planned any action against a contractor that shipped supplies to an American airbase in Afghanistan through Iran. The Oct. 22 letter from Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) to the Defense Department’s inspector general focuses on Anham FZCO, a logistics contractor based […]

Former Air Force chief Gen. (Ret.) Ido Nechushtan says the IAF is capable of carrying out a mission to eliminate the Iranian nuclear facilities.
 

Posted on: October 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Gen. (Ret.) Ido Nechustan says the possibility of a military attack in Iran is part of the Israeli arsenal.

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Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, master of the "Charm Offensive"
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The US administration has again sought a delay in renewed and firmer sanctions against Iran in the hopes of convincing that country, through diplomacy, to pull back from its nuclear weapons program.

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Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The National Security Council has asked Congressmen at a White House briefing to delay passing new Iran sanctions, according to BuzzFeed. The meeting with top staffers from congressional committees dealing with Iran sanctions was called after the Obama administration launched renewed talks this month with Iran in the wake of pledges from its newly elected […]

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (L), and Sheldon Adelson in Yeshiva University's Lamport Hall event, October 22. Also participated: Yeshiva University President Richard Joel and Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens.
 

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Adelson criticized the Obama administration’s readiness to negotiate with Iran’s leaders.

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Israel's President Peres, "Mr. Optimism," can smell flowers even where there are none to be found.
 

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Shimon Peres is wonderful man. The older he gets, the more he is optimistic – and the more he is detached from reality. He foresees an “Iranian Spring.” Doesn’t he know what happened in Libya and Egypt?

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Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, in a briefing to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Wednesday, warned against falling for the recent Iranian “charm offensive” in which the country has expressed an increased willingness to negotiate over concessions on its nuclear program. “This is a regime that for the last 20 years we […]

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