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Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

Saudi Arabia Commission of the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice has warned people not celebrate New Year’s Eve has warned against celebrating New Year’s Eve lest the wrath of Allah fall on them, The Commission explained that there is a Muslim religious edict banning such levity. The same force previously has banned […]

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center released its 2013 Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs. There are far more than 10 on the list.
 

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Arabs, Jews, Muslims, Europeans and Americans are well-represented.

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Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastLebanon

The Lebanese army fired anti-aircraft guns on two Syrian warplanes that dropped four air-to-ground rockets on an eastern border town Monday, the Beirut Daily Star reported. There were no reports of casualties or direct hits on Syrian planes. The newspaper quoted a military source as saying that the army received orders “to fire on any warplane […]

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Two IDF soldiers overlooking Kiryat Shmona.
 

Posted on: December 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Eye witnesses saw 2 rockets hit near Kiryat Shmona.

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Martin S. Indyk, U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, was a headline speaker at the J Street 2013 Gala dinner
 

Posted on: December 27th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

An American "diplomatic initiative" is an end run around the Israeli government.

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who was later forced to resign over corruption charges, shaking hands with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who just managed to block his own indictment, by replacing the prosecutor investigating his case. Put a picture of Nixon in the background and you got yourself a "birds of a feather" tableau.
 

Posted on: December 27th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

This is so Last days of Richard M. Nixon, when the ruler is going down, and he's the only one who still doesn't know it.

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Posted on: December 26th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A judge in Saudi Arabia (the kingdom was recently elected to the UN Human Rights Council for a three-year term) has recommended that imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, 30, go before a high court on a charge of apostasy, which carries the death penalty, Badawi’s wife told CNN. In July, a criminal court found Badawi, in […]

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This week began with a bus explosion on a Bat Yam bus Sunday, Dec. 22.
 

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Bennett: "When we stand strong, even if there are no negotiations, there is quiet."

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a train to the southern town of Sderot, to inaugurate a new, rocket proof train station. As this picture exhibits, Netanyahu's political foundation relies on right-wingers (like Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz sitting next to him) and the Orthodox, without being one himself. He must devise maneuvers to keep the right at his side, while supporting the secularist Ashkenazi elite where he really belongs.
 

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The ultimate goal of the prime minister's current policy melange, as always, is political survival.

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Footage taken from the "Mavi Marmara" security cameras, showing the activists preparing for an attack against IDF soldiers. May 31, 2010.
 

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

On Wednesday, Dec. 25, a Turkish court rejected a claim for compensation from the state of Israel by the relatives of a man who died during the battle between Israeli soldiers and anti-Israel protesters who were attempting to breach the internationally-recognized legal blockade of Gaza. The family of Furkan Doğan, one of nine who died […]

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The interim government in Egypt has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.  This step follows a massive bombing outside of a police headquarters in northern Egypt on Tuesday, Dec. 24. That car bombing took place in the northern delta city of Mansoura.  At least 15 people were killed, the vast majority of whom were […]

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Pope Francis’ first Christmas message was full of hope for peace in war-torn Syria and South Sudan, the “often and overlooked” war-torn Central African Republic and – as if the chaos and mutual barbarity are comparable – for a “favorable” outcome” in talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He made no mention of what […]

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The “Champions of Jerusalem” Al Qaeda-linked terrorist cell, which calls itself Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has claimed it was behind Tuesday’s deadly suicide bombing of the police headquarters in the northern Sinai city of Mansoura. A statement by the terrorist group asserted that the attack, which killed at least 15 people, was in retaliation for Egypt’s […]

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes Western politicians have started to realize that overthrowing Assad’s government might lead to a worsening of the Syrian crisis, the official Russain News agency RT reports. “The attitudes are changing in Western countries, they are becoming more realistic in their approach towards settling the Syrian crisis,” said Lavrov. “The […]

 

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

A special event next week at the National Library of Israel will debut a display of ancient Jewish texts found in a cave in Afghanistan. The library purchased 29 of the discovered texts. The texts are approximately 1,000 years old and were written in either ancient Persian or Arabic. They are predominantly legal or commercial documents, except […]

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Rabaa, the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated radio channel, now airing in Turkey
 

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Muslim Brotherhood radio statio shut down in Egypt opens in Turkey, with terrorist-supporting Imam Al-Qaradawi as its first host.

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Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

More than 300 Syrians, including at least  87 children and 30 women, have been killed in the week-long “barrel-bombing” offensive by the regime on Syrian President Bassar al-Assad, opposition sources reported. The civil war’s violence, which consistently has been reported as the worst possible, continues to defy description for its barbarity on both sides. A […]

U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone
 

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

Turkey's prime minister implied that the U.S. was behind an ongoing graft probe and threatened to throw out the U.S. ambassador to Turkey

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D)
 

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The White House has threatened to veto the new "Nuclear Weapon Free Iran" bill even though new sanctions wouldn't be triggered until the expiration of the interim agreement or if Iran breaches that agreement

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Mais Ali-Saleh graduated first in her class from the Technion.
 

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Thousands of students from Arab countries have signed up.

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