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Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Requests by Israeli citizens for gas mask kits have risen fourfold in recent days as concern over events in Syria has increased. Citizens have been visiting post offices throughout the country to pick up their Atomic Biological Chemical protective kits, or ABC kits, over fears of the threat of a chemical weapon attack from Syria […]
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Global
The Obama administration has rejected Syria’ belated offer for the United Nations to inspect the site of a chemical weapons attack last week, saying the evidence already has disappeared, The Wall Street Journal reported. The quick rejection of the Syrian offer, officially made only hours earlier, are a clear indication that President Barack Obama is […]
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
The Obama administration said Sunday there is “very little doubt” that the regime of Syrian President Bassar al-Assad used chemical weapons in an attack on civilians last week, killing hundreds of people. A government source, who insisted on anonymity, said that American intelligence officers reported to the White House on “the reported number of victims, […]
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Gulf States
Gulf states supporting Syria rebels in the civil war against Syrian President Bassar al-Assad have sent them 400 tons of arms, opposition sources told Reuters Sunday. Most of the shipments contained ammunition for anti-=-aircraft machine guns and shoulder-fired weapons. The ammunition and arms cross into northern Syria form Turkey. The movement of weapons for rebels […]
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Cabinet Sunday morning that Syria falls into the same category as Iran when it comes to Israel’s having to strike first in order to defend itself against a threat that could destroy the country. Referring to the use of chemical weapons across the northern border, the Prime Minister said, […]
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s anti-Israel rhetoric is interfering with Turkish-Israeli cooperation that could turn Turkey into a regional energy base to ship Israeli natural gas to Europe. “Their inability to complete a pipeline deal would hurt Turkish ambitions to become a regional transit center and mean continued dependence on Russia and Iran for […]
Posted on: August 24th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
But the president is being extremely cautious—if not outright reluctant—with regard to any action against Syria.
Posted on: August 24th, 2013News & Views → Islamists
"We were just bowing down to pray for the second time and the bomb went off. The air cleared, and I looked around me and saw bodies," an eyewitness told Reuters.
Posted on: August 24th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine" → Hamas
Hamas rejects the idea of negotiations, security cooperation, exchange of land or forfeiture of the 'right of return' with Israel. It is virtually certain that any unity government will disavow any agreements Fatah makes during these 'peace talks.'
Posted on: August 23rd, 2013News & Views → Islamists
Rockets raining down on Israel from Lebanon did not even merit a mention during the Thursday State Department briefing.
Posted on: August 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
IAF is investigating how the Grad rockets got through the Iron Dome defense system.
Posted on: August 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck back at Lebanon, hitting a terrorist target near Beirut, Lebanon early Friday morning.
Posted on: August 23rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The people of Egypt have been longing for Hosni Mubarak, Labor party Knesset Member and former Cabinet minister and IDF officer Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said Thursday, when the ex-Egyptian president was released from prison. Mubarak was freed to a waiting helicopter, which took him to a military hospital. He will remain under house arrest after spending […]
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Photos show property damage from a missile the exploded at a kibbutz in the north Thursday. A miracle saved people from injuries.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Israel
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu assured Israel, attacked by enemy missiles in the northwestern Galilee, “We are using a variety of measures – of both defense and prevention – and we are operating in a responsible manner. Our policy is clear: to protect and also to prevent.” He added, “Anyone who hurts us, and anyone who […]
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Haifa airport will remain closed overnight due to the rocket fire from Lebanon. Passengers returning from Eilat will instead land in Sde Dov in Tel Aviv, and from there, they will be bused to Haifa.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
Lebanese sources are reporting that a large number of IAF fighter planes are currently overflying Lebanon. The Lebanese army has said that the IAF has not attacked.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Egyptian authorities released former president Hosni Mubarak from prison late Thursday afternoon but faces house arrest due to pending charges of corruption and involvement in the murders of hundreds of people whose protests helped oust him from office two years. An Egyptian court freed him because he has been in jail for the maximum amount […]
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The European Union Wednesday decided to suspend export licenses to Egypt for equipment that could be used for “internal repression” in the wake of the massive violence and increasing instability in the country. European Union Foreign Ministers also agreed to review security assistance to the military regime that has ruled Egypt since the ouster of […]
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