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A major tourism project in Dubai -- not for gays.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastGulf States

Most New Yorkers have heard the expression “gay-dar,” which refers to someone’s ability to determine whether another person is gay and straight. But Kuwaitis are claiming that their government will soon be able to administer a medical test to determine whether those entering the country are gay. Foreigners coming into the GCC countries are already […]

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Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Violence in the Syrian Civil War knows no borders and has spillover as far as away as Australia, where shooting and arson attacks have taken place. A Melbourne-based nurse visited Syria twice to help with humanitarian efforts on behalf of rebels  and said her husband’s car had been firebombed and their hem shot at, the […]

 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is a brilliant speaker but not perfect. He goofed in his interview with BBC’s Persian service last when he stated, “I think if the Iranian people had freedom, they would wear jeans, listen to Western music, and have free elections.” Pictures and Tweets from Iran flooded the Internet, with pictures and […]

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Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastGulf States

Fat busters who participated in the Dubai Your Weight in Gold campaign, are set to receive a total of 35 pounds of gold worth about just under $800,000, Gulf News reported. More than 10,000 residents participated in the 30-day program, launched by Dubai Municipality from July 19 to August 16. “The one-month-long health awareness campaign […]

 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Egyptian forces killed four armed men near a checkpoint on the Cairo-Ismailia road after an exchange of gunfire with several vehicles, Egyptian officials told Ma’an. Soldiers searched one of the assailants’ vehicles following the incident and found two automatic rifles and ammunition. An Egyptian officer and soldier were killed in the gunfight, and two others […]

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Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The sound of heavy gunfire was reported, as well as army jets and F-16 fighters hovering in formations over several cities.

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The UN General Assembly is divided into 5 regional groups - but Muslim countries refused to allow Israel to be a member in the appropriate geographic group
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Israel is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council, something it has long been denied. Will Samantha Power prove true to her word and do all she can to help Israel attain this goal?

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Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

An anti-Hezbollah Lebanese legislator said Sunday that the terrorist organization has chemical weapons and missiles buried underground in bunkers that were built under the supervision of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Khaled Daher told the Saudi Arabia newspaper al-Watan Saturday that the existence of chemical weapons is behind Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s threat two months ago that […]

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Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Egyptian military forces killed at least 28 supporters of Mohammed Morsi Sunday and would dozens of others after they crowded the streets of Cairo to “celebrate” the English anniversary of the Egyptian invasion of Israel at the beginning of the Yom Kippur War 40 years ago. Egyptians celebrated the anniversary, a national holiday, every year, […]

 

Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Egyptian authorities turned back more than 100 Palestinians on their way to Mecca as part of their Hajj pilgrimage, citing security reasons. Reports say that the Egyptian military is considering military action inside of Gaza if terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula continues. Egyptian aircraft have recently been conducting reconnaissance over Gaza. “The Egyptian army does […]

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Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIsraeli Arabs

Leading Israeli Christians gathered at a Jerusalem conference to declare their own identity apart from Arab Muslims, and their support for Israel. “We are not Arabs,” the group declared. “We are Christians who speak Arabic.” Participants at the conference—titled “Israeli Christians: Breaking Free? The advent of an independent Christian voice in Israel”—said their history, culture, […]

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Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Iran said it has arrested 4 people suspected of plotting to sabotage one of its nuclear facilities, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization chief Ali Akbar Saleh told the Iranian Student’s News Agency (IRNA). “Some time ago, we uncovered sabotage activities by several people at a nuclear plant,” Saleh said in comments carried by the Mehr news […]

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Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei supports President Hassan Rouhani's diplomatic rapprochement with President Barack Obama, but says the U.S. president is not trustworthy.
 

Posted on: October 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

An Iranian news agency accuses Obama of being ordered around by Netanyahu.

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Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastGulf States

A supersize ambulance to cope with the growing number of obese patients in the emirate has been unveiled by the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Gulf News reports. The Dh1 million vehicle, the first of its kind here, features a lift gate capable of hoisting 650 lbs. and an extra wide stretcher. The corporation received […]

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Avigdor Lieberman compared an editorial by The New York Times that was critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s U.N. address to a headline published in September 1938 that praised the Munich Agreement for granting Adolf Hitler “less than his Sudeten demands.” “Today, The New York Times attacked Prime […]

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Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

U.S. State Department official Wendy Sherman, America’s lead negotiator with Iran, recommended that the U.S. Senate hold off on additional Iranian sanctions before scheduled Western talks with Iran on Oct. 15 in Geneva, Reuters reported. Republican senators, however, slammed Sherman and said they plan to go ahead with Iran sanctions regardless of negotiations. “The State […]

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Tunisian Jews believe they are in danger, the head of a Tunisian rights group said following attacks on the community. Yamina Thabet, head of the Tunisian Association Supporting Minorities, visited the Tunisian island of Djerba, home to about 2,000 Jews and the El Ghriba synagogue, which dates to 586 B.C. “Tunisian Jews feel in danger, […]

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C.S. Lee, Anson Mount IV, Lea Thompson and Zoey Deutch were among the film and television stars checking out the wine in Israel this week, courtesy of American Voices in Israel
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

e particularly struck that the wineries - which produce wonderful wine - are so close to the very active borders with very hostile neighbors.

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moderate nuclear iran
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Netanyahu takes his media blitz as close as possible to Iran, speaking on BBC’s Persian channel. “You are slaves, and we are not suckers,” he said. He threw in a couple of words in Persian for good measure.

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Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu focused the Iranian nuclear threat on the United States Thursday, telling Americans through a CBS interview that Iran is developing Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) to threaten them. “The American intelligence knows as well as we do that Iran is developing ICBMs not to reach Israel. They want to reach well beyond,” […]

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