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African Migrants Stuck at Egypt-Israel Border

18 Elul 5772 – September 5, 2012
A group of some 20 African migrants is trapped between Israel's border fence with Egypt and Israeli soldiers who have been ordered not to let them in.

Video: Syrian Rebels Take Down Syrian Mig (Warning: Graphic)

Video: Syrian Martyr Brigade rebels show off the crashed remains of a Syrian Mig and its pilot, after claiming to have shot it down.
Egyptian soldiers preventing Palestinians from coming close to the iron gate of a Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza strip.

Egyptian Army Claiming Success in the Sinai, But Most Terrorists Are Still Roaming Free

16 Elul 5772 – September 3, 2012
The Egyptian army has slowed down its all-out attack on terrorist enclaves in the Sinai, several weeks after its initial, aggressive spurt on August 5. The terrorist culprits who murdered 15 Egyptian Border Guards remain at large, and the lack of progress appears rooted in political uncertainty back in Cairo. Here's one unexpected aspect of what was touted as a jihad against the murderers: the Egyptian government is going through unofficial channels, employing negotiators to talk to the Sinai terrorists. This has enraged the secular law and order types at home.
Netanyahu and Putin in Jerusalem, June 25, 2012. Was Iran's fate decided during this get-together?

What Will Get Russia to Abandon Iran? Israeli Natural Gas

12 Elul 5772 – August 30, 2012
In order to convince Israel it would be much better off selling its gas to India, China, South Korea and Japan, the new czar is prepared to sacrifice Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met David McAllister the Prime Minister of the state of Lower Saxony on August 29, 2012.

Netanyahu: Tehran Summit a Disgrace, World Forgot its ‘Never Again’ Pledge

12 Elul 5772 – August 29, 2012
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Iran a “disgrace” to humanity, during a meeting with the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Germany, David McAllister.
Photo: Former Bush Administration official Elliot Abrams

Elliot Abrams: Americans Support Israeli Strike on Iran; Iranians Don’t Fear Obama

11 Elul 5772 – August 28, 2012
“They do not think it’s possible. They do not think it’s in the cards. I think that is one of the reasons diplomacy has failed – and it has failed,” he said.
Left to right: a mission of good will with MK Rabbi Nissim Zeev, Rabbi Ben Abrahamson, Turkish Muslim teacher and author Adnan Oktar, Geneva Chief Rabbi Dr. Izhak Dayan, and Dr. Mordechai Kedar

Israeli Rabbis Prove Religion Works Better than Diplomacy in the Middle East

10 Elul 5772 – August 27, 2012
A small group of religious Jews accomplished what Israel's foreign ministry could not in 3 years of attempted diplomacy - namely, to meet with representatives from the Turkish government and attempt to heal the Turkey-Israel rift. From August 15 - 17, Shas MK Nissim Ze'ev, Shas deputy finance minister Yitzchak Cohen, the chief Rabbi of Geneva, Professor Mordechai Kedar of Bar Ilan University and other leaders met with no less than twenty Turkish parliamentarians.
Spiritual leader of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef during evening prayer in his synagogue in Yefe Noff, Jerusalem.

Rav Ovadia Yosef: We Must Pray for the Destruction of Iran

8 Elul 5772 – August 26, 2012
Rav Ovadia Yosef said on Saturday night that we should focus specifically on Iran, and say, "May the good Lord obliterate them, destroy them…"
Some of the "Rabbis for Obama" group in conversation with an Ayatollah on their recent visit to Iran.

Obama Campaign Enlisting Support from Radical, Anti-Israel Rabbis

The Obama campaign seems to have no clue as to which rabbis would enhance the president's clout among Jewish voters, and which are political hemlock.
Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk

Former Ambassador Indyk: White House Thinks Israel’s Iran Threats Are a Sham

6 Elul 5772 – August 23, 2012
Eventually, it became the story of the boy who cried wolf.

Planned August 24 Mass Protest to Impeach Morsy, Terminate Muslim Brotherhood

5 Elul 5772 – August 22, 2012
A major rally is planned for August 24 to protest against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsy.

Former Cheney Aide: Obama, Like Bush Before Him, Won’t Strike Iran

JERUSALEM – In a column appearing in the Israeli daily Yisrael Hayom, David Wurmser, who served as senior Middle East adviser to former vice president Dick Cheney, warned the Israeli government that President Obama would not assist the Jewish state if it launched a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear and military installations.
Traffic control sign being tested at the exit of the Mt. Carmel tunnel. Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav thinks of using the tunnels as bomb shelters.

Mt. Carmel Tunnels to Be Used as Bomb Shelters Should Iran Attack

"No one so far has been able to tell me how much oxygen would be required for, say, 30 or 40 thousand people."
Chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.

Taliban Missile Hits Gen. Dempsey’s Plane in Afghanistan

3 Elul 5772 – August 21, 2012
The Taliban fired rockets into the American Bagram Air Field outside Kabul in Afghanistan Monday night, damaging the plane serving the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. The general was out on a visit at the time of the hit, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said on Tuesday. Two maintenance workers were lightly harmed by shrapnel from the two rockets, coalition spokesman Jamie Graybeal said.

Netanyahu’s Poignant Message to Cairo: Get Those Tanks Out of the Sinai

After Egypt has dispatched tanks into the northern Sinai area over the past few weeks, as part of its attempt to combat Islamist terror cells in the peninsula, the Prime Minister’s office has decided that this must stop. Using the White House, Netanyahu sent a sharp message to Cairo to withdraw the tanks immediately.
Yasser Borhami, co-founder of the Salafist Nour Party, believes Jews and Christians are "infidels."

Extremist Salafist Delegation in Sinai to ‘Combat Religious Extremism’

Here's a story about pots rebuking kettles over the issue of blackness: Al Ahram reported on Monday that the extremist Salafist Nour Party will be sending a delegation to the Sinai Peninsula to "raise religious awareness and combat extremism." Among those going are the Salafist Calling movement’s head Yasser Borhami and its spokesperson Abdel-Moneim El-Shahat, both of whom have made a number of controversial statements in the past.
Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey (L.) and Army Lt. Col Mark Webber walking.

U.S. Chief of Staff: ‘We Are Not Committed to Support an Israeli Attack on...

2 Elul 5772 – August 20, 2012
Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said on Sunday that Israel sees the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions as something that could endanger Israel's very existence. Dempsey said he and his Israeli counterpart Benny Gantz "compare intelligence, we discuss regional implications. And we've admitted to each other that our clocks are turning at different rates."

President Morsi to Hamas PM: Egypt, Palestine, ‘One Entity’

2 Elul 5772 – August 19, 2012
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday that "Egypt and Palestine are one entity." Morsi, calling to convey holiday greetings in honor of Eid al-Fitr, also told Haniyeh that Egypt will stand by the Palestinians, and stressed the importance of security cooperation between the two countries.
Israeli Air Force pilots in front of their F 16 fighter-bomber.

AG Urged to Probe Leftist Academics Telling Pilots to Refuse Bombing Iran Nukes

"This is a call for rebellion and it undermines the unity of Israeli society and the values of democracy," declared Labor Party Chairperson Shelly Yachimovich.
President Shimon Peres on Israel's Channel 2 News Thursday

President Peres, Defying Netanyahu, Barak: ‘We Cannot Attack Iran On Our Own’

29 Av 5772 – August 16, 2012
President Shimon Peres said Thursday in an interview with Israel's Channel 2 News that Israel alone should not and cannot attack Iran's nuclear facilities. With this statement, Peres has effectively positioned himself in direct opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Watch video).

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