To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Posted on: October 12th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) is prepared to honor a “temporary truce” in two provinces, Homs and Rif Dimashq, to allow humanitarian aid to enter but as rejected a long-term ceasefire, the Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat reported. A nine-month ceasefire has been suggested to allowed the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to oversee he destruction of Syria’s […]
Posted on: October 12th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Al-Qaeda affiliated organizations and Sunni sympathizers have been fighting government forces in Syria since 2011.
Posted on: October 11th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Mass media adopt Iran’s sweet talk with an internal gag order on bad talk, such as Iran’s drawing a red line that is on the other side of uranium enrichment. Netanyahu, a lone voice, goes on British media blitz.
Posted on: October 11th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine" → Hamas
After solidifying Turkey's support for Hamas, Khaled Mashal flies to Iran to get their financial support too.
Posted on: October 10th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
A car bomb exploded in the Sinai on Thursday morning, killing 3 Egyptian soldiers and 1 Egyptian policeman.
Posted on: October 10th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Strike one: Obama turns his back on Mubarak in favor of radical Muslims. Strike two: He turns his back on them and backing another non-democratic regime. Now he tries for strike three by cutting military aid.
Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
When a war is raging between two sides and on the border of their common enemy – Israel – it is only as matter of time until IDF soldiers would be injured, either by stray or intended fire. This time, the IDF hit back.
Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Gulf States
A Dubai woman has been cleared of the charge of showing a man the finger when she stopped her vehicle to take photos of a classic car, Gulf News reports. The Turkish man alleged that the 45-year-old Russian woman showed him the finger when he sounded his horn and demanded she move her car because […]
Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The Obama administration said it will soon make an announcement regarding its aid package to Egypt but denied that “all military assistance” would be cut. A White House statement anticipating such an announcement came Tuesday evening in response to reports that the United States would cut off defense assistance to Egypt. “The reports that we […]
Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
AIPAC joined Israel’s government and some congressional leaders in calling on the Obama administration to intensify sanctions should Iran continue its uranium enrichment during negotiations. “To avoid any misunderstanding in Tehran, America must clearly signal that it will consider no easing of sanctions until Iran has verifiably suspended its nuclear program,” the American Israel Public […]
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
In other words, to those who believe the worst lies about Israel -- think Jenin massacre, Mohammed al Dura, Gaza as an open air prison -- visions of which are so often the internal movies constantly looping behind the eyelids of people who talk about "occupation," Israelis really kind of get what they deserve, don't you think?
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Islamists
A new law Turkish law breaks a 90-year-old ban on Muslims wearing the veil at university or at government work offices and reflects the growing Islamic influence on the once secular government. The secular Turkish republic in 1925 banned civil servants from wearing overt symbols of religious affiliation, That presumably includes the kippa, for those […]
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Global
American authorities said Monday they will question an Al Qaeda terrorist, re-captured in Tripoli over the weekend, while he is on a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea and without reading him his rights, making it impossible to use the information at a trial. If the terrorist, Abu Anas al-Libi, reveals the same information after […]
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Mortar shells from pro and anti-Assad forces landed next the border fence at the Golan Heights Tuesday morning, forcing Israelis to halt maintenance work and vacate the area. Ten Syrian civilians crossed the border where there is no fence to take refuge, and the IDF so far has not sent them back.
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
A bipartisan group of 78 U.S. Representatives told U.S. President Barack Obama that additional Iran sanctions are needed until the Islamic Republic “takes meaningful steps to stop and reverse its illicit nuclear activities.” There is “no substantive evidence to suggest that Iran is slowing, or even considering slowing, its nuclear pursuit” since the election of […]
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Gulf 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 […]
Posted on: October 7th, 2013News & Views → Global
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, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
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 […]
Posted on: October 7th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Gulf 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, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
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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