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Posted on: March 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

Syrian rebels have narrowly elected a Syrian with American citizenship as their interim leader, opponents say the move is ridiculous because of their lack of solid control of rebels over parts of Syria. The rebel’s leader is Ghassan Hitto, 50, an information technology executive who lived in Texas until recently, The New York Times reported. […]

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Daniel Pearl
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

At least 11 terrorists previously were accused in the murder of Daniel Pearl, but neither the mastermind nor killer has been caught. The arrest of a terrorist in Pakistan may provide the key.

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Knesset deliberations
 

Posted on: March 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The 33rd Knesset is off to a flying start. MKs kissed and hugged each other, Haredim walked out, and Arabs called the coalition”racist.” Tomorrow, the Knesset return to more bickering.

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Posted on: March 18th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

The Syrian army staged a rare bombing attack on Lebanon, near the border with Syria, Monday in an apparent attempt to strike at a weapons smuggling route used by rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. Four rockets hit the eastern town of Arsal in the second aerial attack inside Lebanon since the uprising against Assad, […]

Eric Harroun, US Army vet, fighting with Syrian rebels
 

Posted on: March 18th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

According to at least one news source, Harroun has pledged to fight with Arab Palestinian forces against the Jewish State.

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Posted on: March 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel’s U.S. ambassador Michael Oren, said the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Gatekeepers” complicates his mission. The movie compiles interviews with six former leaders of the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, and records their perceptions of how successive Israeli governments missed opportunities for peace. “This is a good movie that presents a narrative of 45 years […]

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Israel hit a shipment of Russian made SA-17 missiles.
 

Posted on: March 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Israel already has bombed at least once a Syrian attempt to ship anti-aircraft missiles to Hizbullah. Israel will use Obama’s visit to ask United States to do the work the next time, or at least back an Israeli strike.

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Sheikh Salman al-Awdah
 

Posted on: March 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

"If revolutions are suppressed they turn into armed action, and if they are ignored they expand and spread."

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey.
 

Posted on: March 15th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A phalanx of world leaders representing the US and the EU have condemned Erdogan's hostile remark about Zionism as outrageous, offensive and unacceptable.

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Head of the Military Intelligence Directorate Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi
 

Posted on: March 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Hezbollah are currently training a 50,000-strong militia to fight the rebels in Syria – with hopes to recruit 50,000 more.

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Laura Bush with 2013 Egyptian Fellows
 

Posted on: March 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Really, Burnett was suggesting, it is chauvinistic of Americans to hold terrorism-glorification against an Arab.

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President Barack Obama on the eve of his visit, speaking to Israeli reporter Yonit Levy.
 

Posted on: March 14th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Obama preps Israel for his visit with an interview on Israeli TV: Pollard will stay in jail. Iran is at least a year from nukes. And he would like to come to Israel “and sit at a cafe and just hang out.”

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Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata (in Yad Vashem).
 

Posted on: March 14th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Should Tehran acquire nuclear capabilities, others would follow and the Middle East—at the very doorstep of Europe—would enter this new regional nuclear race.”

Syrian children who fled atrocities at home to take refuge in Turkey.
 

Posted on: March 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

There will be five other resolutions targeting Israel, and about the same number combined covering the rest of the world.

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Thomas Friedman
 

Posted on: March 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Thomas Friedman is ho-hum about Obama’s visit to Israel, calls him a “tourist” and calls the Palestinian Authority issue a “hobby” for US diplomats. But does anyone care what Thomas Friedman says?

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Posted on: March 13th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A European Union policy officer whose group was giving humanitarian aid to victims of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s suppression of rebels was killed by an army missile near Damascus on Tuesday. EU policy chief Catherine Ashton said in a statement, “I have learned today with great sadness of the tragic death on 12 March of […]

U.S. President Barack Obama
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Arab Americans who met with Obama said he blamed the Israeli government for refusing to make concessions, blamed the U.S. congress for providing cover to the Israeli government, and he planned to bring an additional $500 million in aid for the PA.

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The donkey burial found at Tel Haror. Note the 1992 find of the donkey's skull with the bridle bit in the box at right.
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

At about the same time the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt, a young donkey was sacrificed in what is now Israel and was placed under a house. In a rare discovery, Archaeologists found the skeleton.

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Posted on: March 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

President Shimon Peres told the European Union Parliament Tuesday, “In the past thousand years, more Jews lived in Europe than in any other continent.  Alas, more Jews were murdered in Europe in the last hundred years than in the preceding two thousand years.” The first Israeli president to address the current arrangement of the EU […]

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Posted on: March 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Israel is utilizing new media technology to developing innovative ways to extend hands of friendship to countries in a volatile Middle East. “We are exploring government, people and societies … trying to skip over the borders and using the new media to create virtual embassies,” which speak directly to those in the Arab world, said […]

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