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May 28, 2015 / 10 Sivan, 5775
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US Claims ‘No More Extensions’ on Nuclear Talks with Iran

May 27, 2015 - 10:30 PM
 
Jewish Agency’s Natan Sharansky Speaks Up for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

May 27, 2015 - 8:24 PM
 
Russia to Deliver S-300 Missile System to Iran… Eventually

May 27, 2015 - 4:50 PM
 
18 Dead, 13 Missing in Texas Flash Floods

May 27, 2015 - 4:17 PM
 
Netanyahu Cabinet Approves Ministerial Committee on Arab Affairs

May 27, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
Mass Arrests of FIFA Officials Omit PA Terrorist Rajoub

May 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM
 
Rabbi Riskin Hopes the Rabbinate Will Climb Down From Their Tree [audio]

May 27, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Egyptian Court: ‘We Can’t Label Israel as a ‘Terrorist State”

May 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM
 
PLO Blows Up Netanyahu’s ‘Peace Process’ Renewal

May 27, 2015 - 9:25 AM
 
Scorcher in Israel, Stay indoors

May 27, 2015 - 8:26 AM
 
Amnesty Accuses Hamas of Torturing and Killing Arabs Who Helped Israel

May 27, 2015 - 8:07 AM
 
Israeli Air Force Strikes Back at Gaza for Rocket Attack

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

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

May 27, 2015 - 12:30 AM
 
Amnesty Accuses Hamas of Torturing and Killing Arabs Who Helped Israel

May 27, 2015 - 12:01 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
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The city of Palmyra in Syria was captured by ISIS on May 21, 2015.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

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

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The Islamic State Barbarian Theater - now playing in Iraq.
 

Posted on: May 18th, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Pentagon insists "we will take back" a key Iraqi city, but that might come at the price of handing over Iraq to Iran.

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Iran’s aggressively expanding posture across the region. (Google map; author annotation.)
 

Posted on: April 28th, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

U.S. officials have acknowledged that Iran-supported Shiite violence in Iraq and Yemen has been influencing the talks between the U.S. and Iran on the latter's nuclear program

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ISIS leader al-Baghdadi.
 

Posted on: April 21st, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

The good news he is not able to control daily operations. The bad news is that he is recovering.

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The flag of Iraqi Kurdistan.
 

Posted on: April 19th, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

U.S. officials in the Middle East are on high alert after a Consulate was targeted in Iraqi Kurdistan by ISIS.

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Skin ulcer due to Leishmaniasis. (illustrative only)
 

Posted on: April 7th, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

ISIS fighters in Syria may ultimately be felled by a skin disease likely to be wracking thousands of its ranks.

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Effective range of the Iranian Shahab-3 missile.
 

Posted on: April 5th, 2015

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

American Jews rethink their support for the Democratic party after the U.S. deal allows Iran to keep its nuclear program.

239
Photo of Al Qaeda founder and former leader, Osama Bin Laden, seen above a Palestinian Authority flag.
 

Posted on: March 22nd, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastGulf States

The last US forces flee as Al Qaeda and ISIS swallow Yemen, as Israel's PM Netanyahu warned.

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ISIS terrorist carries the group's black flag.
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

A U.S. Air Force veteran has pleaded "not guilty" in Brooklyn federal court to charges of attempting to join ISIS and obstruct justice.

2
ISIS terrorist carries the group's black flag.
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2015

News & ViewsGlobalCanada

Canadian authorities nab a potential terrorist before he can carry out a plot to bomb the U.S. Consulate in Toronto.

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Beth Torah synagogue in Midwood, Brooklyn.
 

Posted on: March 10th, 2015

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Brooklyn synagogues raise security after a suspicious incident on Sabbath in the Midwood section.

9
John Kerry says ISIS will be defeated but has no idea when.
 

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

I’m not going to get into timetables. It will happen.

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ICBM-capable launcher observed near Tehran in Jan 2015. (Israel Ch. 2)
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2015

News & ViewsElections

Candidates from the top five Israeli parties addressed Anglo voters in Jerusalem on Wednesday; the big 'hot button' was Iran and the PM's speech to Congress next week.

Embattled Baba Amr neighborhood in Homs, Syria, in flames.
 

Posted on: February 20th, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

A displaced Syrian activist living in Turkey says the new US plan to arm and train 5,000 moderate Syrian rebels will not be effective -- and is "not a serious effort" to help win the war against terror.

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U.S. President Barack Obama.
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2015

News & ViewsGlobal

US President Barack Obama was still unable to use the term "radical Islamic terror" on the final day of the White House conference on "violent extremism."

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U.S. President Barack Obama
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

US President Barack Obama stresses Wednesday that America is "not at war with Islam" but "must confront the twisted ideology terrorists use to recruit" youth.

238
Surgeons at work. (Illustrative picture.)
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

Plummeting oil prices is starving ISIS treasure chests.

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ISIS parades captured Kurdish fighters in cages prior to execution.
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2015

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeEuropean Union

Another horrific mass execution by Daesh (ISIS) -- this time in Iraq -- involved 45 victims being burned alive in cages in Anbar province, only five miles from a U.S. air base.

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Daesh (ISIS) appears to behead 21 Coptic Christians at the Libyan seashore. (video screenshot)
 

Posted on: February 16th, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Daesh (ISIS) beheads 21 Coptic Christians at the Libyan seashore, turning the blue Mediterranean red with blood.

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US Special Forces in Iraq.
 

Posted on: February 14th, 2015

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

American forces were not hurt.

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