Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
Posted on: November 7th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The United States will maintain a robust military presence in the Persian Gulf to deter Iran, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said, although military action would be a last resort to keep Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. Hagel in a speech Tuesday to the influential Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank […]
Posted on: November 7th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
In public releases, and while in Israel, the U.S. sounds even-handed. But in territory controlled by the Palestinian Authority, the U.S. secretary of state was pointing a finger, it was pointed only towards the Israeli side, at the same time that his other hand was filled with additional $millions for the Arab Palestinians.
Posted on: November 6th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The leaking of information on an Israeli air strike in Syria and a growing divergence in approach to Iran sanctions have accentuated the Obama administration’s differences with the Israeli government.
Posted on: November 6th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
KFC had to leave the country because it could no longer acquire the necessary amount of chickens for its fast food meals.
Posted on: November 5th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
A Syrian woman who lives in the crossfire of the civil war gave birth to a baby boy in an Israeli hospital in Safed. While in labor on Sunday, the woman made her way to the Israel border from her Quneitra region and asked the Israeli soldiers there for assistance. There are no midwives in […]
Posted on: November 4th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Following the very chilly reception Hagel received from Israel's friends, the Secretary of Defense has made an effort to gain Israel's security establishment's trust.
Posted on: November 4th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Tunisia was suspended from next year’s Davis Cup after ordering one of its national team members to withdraw from a tournament rather than play an Israeli. The International Tennis Federation in a statement on Saturday said the Tunisian national team would be banned from the 2014 world competition for ordering Malek Jaziri not to compete […]
Posted on: November 4th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s favorite Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef’s show, modeled largely after Stewart’s, was not aired in its Friday night time slot last week. CBC, the private channel carrying Youssef’s program, took the Friday night broadcast of off schedule minutes before its 10 PM airtime. A broadcaster read out a statement explaining that […]
Posted on: November 3rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The Egyptian army on Saturday discovered and demolished a major network used for storing and smuggling fuel through the Gaza borders in al-Barahima neighborhood of Rafah, Ma’an reported. Egyptian sources told Ma’an that secret tanks were used to store diesel before it was pumped through pipelines. Four cement tanks and three plastic tanks were uncovered. […]
Posted on: November 3rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee said there would be “no pause, delay or moratorium in our efforts” to seek new sanctions on Iran. The statement late Saturday came after days of reports that top pro-Israel groups, including AIPAC, had agreed in a meeting with senior White House staffers to suspend for 80 days lobbying […]
Posted on: November 1st, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The U.S. government is asking pro-Israel activists to reduce their public support for more sanctions on Iran just prior to another round of discussions on the issue between Iranian and world leaders. White House officials met with Jewish organizations including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the American Jewish Committee, and the Anti-Defamation League on […]
Posted on: October 31st, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
Assad is looking over both shoulders. Israel is suspected of destroying one of his air bases on the western coast, while Turkey is aiding and abetting Al Qaeda terrorists to wage jihad on behalf rebels.
Posted on: October 31st, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a massive blast has destroyed a Syrian air defense base near the coastal city of Latakia. Syrian and Lebanese sources speculate that it was caused by an Israeli rocket strike from a naval vessel in the Mediterranean. The Syrian Observatory and Twitter users quoted eyewitnesses who said […]
Posted on: October 30th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
JERUSALEM – Despite prolonged diplomatic efforts by much of the international community to convince Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program, a prominent former member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), along with a respected think tank, have confirmed what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the U.S., EU and UN: Iran has essentially “passed the point of no return” and is only weeks away from assembling a nuclear weapon.
Posted on: October 30th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
NEWTON, Mass. – One might refer to retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters as a military Renaissance man. The strategic analyst for Fox News has authored 29 books and novels, including “Cain at Gettysburg,” which earlier this year earned him the W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction from the American Library Association.
Posted on: October 30th, 2013News & Views → Global
Hysterical female employees of a Pakistani garment factory were rushed to the emergency room after reporting seeing a ghost, Gulf News reports from Pakistani news sources. The doctors sedated the women and sent them, but a great deal of chaos had initially raged there when the women were brought in, according to reports, as the […]
Posted on: October 29th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The Israeli foreign ministry has named Middle East specialist Chaim Koren as the next ambassador to Egypt after several months of being without an envoy. The government did not state when Koren will take up his new post. He has been serving as non-resident ambassador to South Sudan. Koren speaks Arabic and previously has served […]
Posted on: October 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
President Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian talks. President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke by phone today as part of their regular consultations,” said the statement. “The two leaders discussed recent developments related to Iran, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and other regional issues. The two leaders agreed to continue […]
Posted on: October 28th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Women drivers are so terrible in Saudi Arabia that police fine any woman they see. Their crime is driving. Threats of fines kept the “women’s driver protest” to a mere trickle.
Posted on: October 27th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Iran’s government-controlled Fars News Agency reported on Sunday that Syrian forces seized “Israeli-made missiles, machine guns, rifles and communication devices” in clashes with rebels in the Daraa region. Saudi Arabia has been known to be a major supplier of weapons to opposition forces, so if the report has any validity, it raises the fanciful scenario […]
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