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May 28, 2015 / 10 Sivan, 5775
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Two Trailblazing Women: Rabbi Susan Silverman and Bethany Mandel
 
Tony Blair Steps Down as Quartet Middle East Envoy but No One Cares

May 28, 2015 - 4:58 PM
 
Police Detain 2 Muslims for Harassing Visitors on the Temple Mount

May 28, 2015 - 4:27 PM
 
Former NY Gov. Pataki Running for GOP Presidential Nominee

May 28, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
One of Indicted FIFA Officials Blamed ‘Zionism’ for 2011 Bribe Charge

May 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM
 
Sen. Graham Tells Netanyahu He Will Lead ‘Violent Backlash’ against UN

May 28, 2015 - 12:51 PM
 
Netanyahu Wants US $45 Billion in US Military Aid by 2028

May 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM
 
Ben & Jerry’s Launches New Flavor: Bernie Sanders

May 28, 2015 - 11:45 AM
 
Hareidi Rabbis Warn New Sport Club Will Cause Desecration of Shabbat’

May 28, 2015 - 10:31 AM
 
MK and Police Discussing Making Marijuana Legal

May 28, 2015 - 9:48 AM
 
US Claims ‘No More Extensions’ for Iran Nuclear Talks

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
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Middle East
Ehud Barak
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Barak took the opportunity to reiterate that "All options remain firmly on the table."

Ronald McDonald
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Saudi Muslims have launched several campaigns against McDonald's in "response to the savage attacks on the noble Prophet," under banners like "Help your Prophet!" and "Together in support of the Prophet."

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reviewing one of Iran's nuclear plants.
 

Posted on: May 25th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Evidence found in an underground bunker in Iran could signal the country’s having moved one step closer toward the uranium threshold needed to make nuclear arms, International Atomic Energy Agency diplomats said today. IAEA inspectors found traces of uranium enriched up to 27 percent at Iran's Fordo enrichment plant.

Petra, Jordan
 

Posted on: May 24th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

According to Najem News —which says the bank's policy "contradicts Jordan's laws and constitutions"—the bank "fired all female employees who refused to wear the hijab, after warning them that it is mandatory, despite the fact that some of the employees are Christians."

Footage taken from the "Mavi Marmara" security cameras, showing the activists preparing for an attack against IDF soldiers. May 31, 2010.
 

Posted on: May 24th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

The 144-page indictment seeks 10 aggravated life jail sentences for each commander, including former Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, according to the English-language Turkish news service Today's Zaman, citing the Sabah daily.

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Egyptian Presidential candidate campaigning at the Rafah crossing
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

In anticipation of the historic Presidential elections being held today, the Egyptian Independent offered a survey of the foreign policy platforms of the candidates. Despite their differences, they speak in one voice about the need to restore Egypt to its rightful place of primacy in the Arab world and their hostility towards Israel.

Former Premier Ahmed Shafiq is considered the establishment's candidate, but many fear chaos if he wins.
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Retired general turned security analyst and Junta spokesman Sameh Seif Al-Yazal told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that rumors about an Israeli military intervention in Egypt are "misguided," because it was "not in Israel’s interest to fight Egypt at the present time, as the situation remained tense with its other neighbors."

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano (L.) met with with Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (R.) on Sunday.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Tomorrow, Wednesday, will see the start of new talks, in Baghdad, intended to persuade Iran's government to halt the enrichment of uranium, and also allow international inspectors complete access to its facilities. Ideally, President Obama would have liked to manage the progress of these talks, but both Republicans and Democrats don't completely trust the executive branch to do the right thing on Iran.

 

Posted on: May 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Animosity toward Israel is playing a significant role in the Egyptian presidential race, according to a report by Reuters.

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U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro with the newly appointed commander of Israel's Air Force Major General Amir Eshel, May 14, 2012.
 

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Washington prefers the diplomatic option and stated as much time and again – but it seems that beneath the surface, an attack is ready to roll on command. An unusual moment of candor on the part of U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro at a closed meeting in Tel Aviv, reveals the planning behind the scenes. "The military option is not only possible, it's ready," he says.

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H. Res. 568, introduced by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla., seen here on her weekly radio show), chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, had 314 sponsors.
 

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

The House on Tuesday approved a non-binding resolution that "strongly supports United States policy to prevent the government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability," and expresses "opposition to any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat." Americans for Peace Now urged members of Congress to "vote NO or PRESENT."

ISRAEL HEZBOLLAH
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In a televised speech in suburbs south of Beirut on Friday, Hizbullah leader Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah boasted that his sophisticated terror network is capable of hitting any target “in Tel Aviv and occupied Palestine”, and would target Tel Aviv in a future war.

al-Asiri has been targeted by at least one drone strike but so far has survived.
 

Posted on: May 11th, 2012

InDepth

Ibrahim Hassan Tali al-Asiri is a 28 year old Saudi citizen now living in Yemen who is expert at creating bombs that can elude detection and penetrate airport security. He is the maker of two near miss underwear bombs as well as other hidden small devices including a bomb placed in his own brother’s body […]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem, Sept. 2010. New report calls [peace talks fraudulent.
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

A report titled "The Emperor Has No Clothes: Palestinians and the End of the Peace Process" was issued this week by the International Crisis Group, asking: "Does anybody still believe in the Middle East Peace Process?" It claims the current process, even if it yields some local progress, "will not bring about a durable and lasting peace.

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US Vice President Joe Biden says Israel must rely on its own military power when facing Iran.
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Speaking at the annual convention of the Conservative movement's Rabbinical Assembly in Atlanta on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden made the case that Obama's strategies regarding the Iranian nuclear program have worked, but said the decision to strike must be Israel's. "I would not contract out my security to anybody, even a loyal, loyal, loyal friend like the United States," Biden said.

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Posted on: May 7th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Warren Weinstein, an American humanitarian aid worker kidnapped by al-Qaeda  begged US President Barack Obama to free all al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners in US detention camps, and end airstrikes against forces in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia in exchange for his freedom. Weinstein, 71 of Rockville, Maryland, was kidnapped August 13, 2011, while in Lahore, […]

The Dimona nuclear reactor dome. Iran has been using Israel's reluctance to join the NPT to escape criticism of its own program.
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Press TV, Iran's television network, broadcasting in English round-the-clock, on Sunday published an interview with Mark Glenn, of The Crescent and Cross Solidarity movement, who said that Israel is the only regime that “has threatened to take the entire world down in a nuclear Armageddon in the instance that her precious experiments in Jewish self-rule in the Middle East ceases to materialize.”

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.)
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Senator John Kerry, head of the Senate foreign relations committee, arrived in Cairo Tuesday evening, as part of his tour of the region, to hold talks with Egyptian officials about the "democratic transformation" of Egypt. Kerry will meet with Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate and head of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Mohamed Mursi, at the FJP headquarters on Wednesday.

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Posted on: April 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is facing the grim prospect of witnessing the 33-year-old Egyptian-Israeli peace agreement unravel as the rise of radical Islamic political parties in Cairo and unchecked Bedouin terrorist activities across the Sinai Peninsula – which have included sabotaging a gas pipeline to Israel – threaten to create a new political and military crisis between the two countries and throughout the Middle East.

Mavi Marmara
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Turkey will block Israel from participating in a NATO summit next month because the Jewish state has not responded for the killing of Turks who attacked Israeli naval officers boarding the illegal flotilla Mavi Marmara in May 2010.

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