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Despite Calls to End Peace, Israel Increases Water Flow to Jordan

29 Iyyar 5773 – May 9, 2013
Israel's ambassador to Jordan, about to be kicked out, says things should calm down once the peace process is restarted.
Robert Bernstein, Founding Chair Emeritus of Human Rights Watch, tells 2013 HUC graduates that human rights activists need to focus on the lack of speech freedom in the Arab World.

HRW Founder: Human Rights Must Focus on Arab Regimes’ Hate Speech

Human Rights Watch founder Robert Bernstein said that today's human rights advocates ignore the repression of basic freedoms across the Middle East and mistakenly call "free speech" and "advocacy' what is really state-sponsored hate speech.

Jordan Moves to Scrap Peace Treaty over Arrest of Jerusalem Mufti

World War III may have been close and may have been prevented on the Temple Mount, where the Jerusalem Mufti was arrested and then released for throwing chairs at Jews on Jerusalem Unification Day.

Kerry Hosts Livni, to Return to Israel to Push Talks

29 Iyyar 5773 – May 8, 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with visiting Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni this week and told reporters he will return to Israel...

Unanswered Air Strikes On Syria Suggest New Regional Realities

TEL AVIV – Twice in three days, Israeli warplanes entered Syrian airspace and fired on suspected weapons caches bound for Hizbullah – and, so far at least, nothing has happened in response.

Hamas Terrorists in Ramallah Planned Rocket Attacks on Israel

Israel is a step ahead of terrorists – but only one step ahead. A Ramallah area terrorist cell linked with Gaza planned to kidnap a soldier and fire rockets on Israel. The Shin Bet foiled the plot.

Syrian Rebels Take 4 UN Peacekeepers Prisoner

28 Iyyar 5773 – May 7, 2013
Syrian Rebels are holding four UN peacekeepers prisoner. The four Filipino peacekeepers were on the Golan Heights to monitor the ceasefire line between Syria...

‘Prisoner X’ Zygier Ruined Mission to Return Bodies of 3 Soldiers

The heinous crime that put “Prisoner X” Ben Zygier in an Israel jail where he killed himself was not known until today: He butchered a secret Mossad operation to bring home the remains of 3 soldiers.

Chinese Media Ho-Hum on Netanyahu’s Visit

Chinese media have reported Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s current visit as secondary news, reflecting China’s distance from the Israeli-Palestinian Authority issue. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa in late April, 2013

Bahrain to US: Stop Interference, Don’t Meet with Opposition

The Arab Spring uprisings continue to threaten the Bahraini kingdom. Human rights violations directed at dissidents continue apace, and the U.S. has just been invited to mind its own business, although Bahrain receives military equipment and aid from the U.S.
Senator McCain on Fox News Sunday.

McCain: IAF Showed Up Gen. Dempsey on Syria No Fly Zone

26 Iyyar 5773 – May 6, 2013
But, for heaven's sake, don't give them guns!

Israel Calms War Fever, Re-Opens Northern Air Space

Syria aims missiles at Israel. Lebanon on alert. Israel moves Iron Domes to the north. War? If war were likely, Bibi would not be in China. The IDF already has re-opened air space in the north.
IDF reserve soldiers took part in a surprise drill in northern Israel, April 29, 2013, as part of tightening readiness along the Syrian and Lebanese borders.

Extreme Readiness Along Northern Border

New foreign-language information system inaugurated.

Chemical Weapons Expert: Russia Is Key to Avoid War with Syria

26 Iyyar 5773 – May 5, 2013
Bombing Syria’s chemical weapons would cause a humanitarian disaster. No one wants to hit Assad and end up with Al Qaeda. There’s no diplomatic way out without Russia, an expert tells the Jewish Press.

Syria Aims Missiles at Israel; Local Flights Banned in North

Syria and Israel stepped closer to getting ready for war Sunday, with Syrian missiles reportedly deployed and aimed at Israel, which has closed off...

Iran: Israel Used Radioactive Uranium in Syrian Missile Bombing

The Iranian propaganda machine is working overtime Sunday, claiming that Israel used depleted uranium in its missile attacks on Syria early this weekend. “The first...

Saudi Arabia Warns Students of Hebrew U. ‘Suspicious’ Website

Saudi Arabia’s Education Ministry has warned students to steer clear of what it called “suspicious websites,” an apparent reference to the Hebrew University site...
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's grandfather was fearful of a Muslim massacre and appreciated Zionism.

Syrian Warns and Warns and Warns It Will Retaliate

One basic difference between Israel and Arab nations: The Jews warn and warn and warn and finally strike when there is not choice. Arabs attack and attack until there is not choice but to warn.
Screen shot of the video of the fireball that erupted in Damascus Sunday morning.

Israel Attacks Again, Explosions Shake Damascus (Video)

The Syrians say an Israeli warplane was shot down by Syrian air-defense units during the raid, the Rebels disagree.

Israel Hits Long Range Iranian Missiles Sent to Hezbollah via Syria

25 Iyyar 5773 – May 4, 2013
The Fateh-110 is a single-stage missile produced by Iran, with at least a 200-mile range and a payload of 1500 lbs.

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