Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: February 20th, 2014News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Older Americans have more favorable views of Israel.
Posted on: February 19th, 2014News & Views → Global
Israel has begun sending illegal African infiltrators to Uganda, the country the Theodore Herzl once imagined more than a century ago would be the home of a Jewish state. Activists who encourage the infiltrators to demand remaining in Israel have argued that sending them to Uganda does not mean that they will be allowed to […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Two mortar shells exploded in open areas in the central Golan Heights Tuesday afternoon, shortly after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his entourage left the area following a visit. No one was injured, and no damage was reported. It is not known if Syrian soldiers or rebels were the source of the mortar fire and […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Israel → IDF
The Golan Heights “divides the good from the bad,” meaning Iran, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday during a visit to the region along with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. “On the day when talks between the major powers and Iran are being opened in Vienna, it is […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Egyptian authorities said Tuesday they have charged two alleged Israeli Mossad intelligence agents and two Egyptians with plotting to spot on behalf of Israel by gathering information with “the intent of damaging national interests in exchange for money and gifts and sex.” Egypt’s public prosecutor identified the Israelis as Samuel Ben Ze’ev and David Wisemen, […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
The chairman of the U.S. Senate subcommittee on the Middle East urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cooperate with John Kerry in advancing Middle East peace. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is touring the Middle East with Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), and met Sunday with Netanyahu and his defense minister, Moshe Yaalon. The senators also […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Rep. Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, cited the lateness of American actions against the Nazis in critiquing President Obama’s foreign policy. In a speech Monday to the Virginia Military Institute, Cantor (R-Va.), who is Jewish, described leading a congressional delegation recently to Auschwitz to mark the 69th anniversary of the Nazi death camp’s liberation. […]
Posted on: February 17th, 2014News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Kerry can like it or not, but sooner or later he has to deal with the issue of the Temple Mount.
Posted on: February 17th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Greek authorities have intercepted arms shipments apparently sent by an unnamed Israeli and intended for Iran, in violation of international sanctions, the Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported. Greek officials, working together with the American Homeland Security Investigations agency, uncovered two shipments of spare parts for F4 Phantom jets in December 2012 and again in April 2013, […]
Posted on: February 17th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
An African illegal was killed in an altercation with police in the Saudi city of Jeddah over the weekend, AFP reported. A police spokesman said the incident took place Saturday as police were searching migrants suspected of being in the country illegally. “When the police tried to arrest one of the Africans, the members of […]
Posted on: February 17th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
The IPF is a passel of peaceniks comprised of billionaires and heiresses and a felon, oh my!
Posted on: February 16th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
30 tourists of different nationalities were on the bus when it exploded.
Posted on: February 16th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iraq
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) heroic warriors took a Syrian girl named Fatoum Al-Jassem to the Al-Reqqa religious court, where the judge ruled that membership in Facebook is tantamount to adultery and sentenced her to death by stoning, Al-Rai Al-Youm reported. Dawla al-Islāmiyya fi al-’Irāq wa-sh-Shām, abbreviated ISIS, is an armed […]
Posted on: February 16th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
They've had enough of the pesky Palestinian terrorists spreading death wherever they turn, so they cut them off.
Posted on: February 12th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
An Egyptian radio host who calls himself the official voice of Donald Duck on Disney Middle East was fired after sending anti-Israel tweets. Wael Mansour tweeted the news of his firing on February 6, six months after his tweet against Israel. “Disney decided I am no longer the official voice of Donald Duck in its […]
Posted on: February 12th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The White House on Wednesday confirmed that President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet on March 3 and added that the Prime Minister’s visit “is a demonstration of the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel, and our close consultations on a range of security issues.” That was White […]
Posted on: February 12th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Has the United States done anything right in the Middle East in the last few decades?
Posted on: February 10th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Iran reportedly will allow the United Nations to investigate possible military uses for the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. The agreement reported by news services on Sunday was among seven accords made by Iran during meetings with the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency. The talks began Saturday. Iran reportedly also agreed to […]
Posted on: February 9th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iraq
The Senate unanimously urged the State Department to renegotiate the terms for the return to Iraq of an archive of Iraqi Jewish texts. The resolution passed Thursday “strongly urges” the department to renegotiate the agreement with the Iraqi government “in order to ensure that the Iraqi Jewish Archive be kept in a place where its […]
Posted on: February 8th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Iran is serious in its intention to improve relations with Saudi Arabia, hoping that both sides will try to revive the lost trust, Ali-Akbar Salehi, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said last week, IRNA reported. “I believe Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are three major countries in the region with special positions,” […]
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