Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
Posted on: October 28th, 2012News & Views → Global → Europe
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti stood behind Europe’s imposition of sanctions against Iran, saying they are “inflicting pain” against the country which has chosen to continue with its nuclear program rather than put an end to international critique and ostracism. Speaking during a visit to Jerusalem alongside Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Monti said “Israel’s security […]
Posted on: October 28th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
A few months after he had been elected, President Barack Obama attempted to renew on a gradual basis U.S. diplomatic relations with Iran.
Posted on: October 25th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
In his daily column, Al-Ahram's Dr. Osama Al-Ghazali Harb referred to a MEMRI TV clip showing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi at a Friday prayers, October 19, nodding his head and answering "amen" as the preacher curses "the Jews." According to Harb, the clip was an embarrassment for Morsi, who must reconcile his commitment to the peace agreement with Israel and the fact that he, basically, would like to wipe out Israel. Watch the clip and read excerpts from the Harb article, published by MEMRI.
Posted on: October 24th, 2012News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani was the first head of state to enter Gaza since Hams took over, back in 1999.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Egypt’s Channel 1 broadcast a video of Egyptian Cleric Futouh Abd Al-Nabi Mansour, Head of Religious Endowment of the Matrouh Governorate leading an Islamic prayer service attended by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, during which he asked Allah to kill all the Jews and all of their allies around the world. Appearing earnest in prayer, Morsi sat cross-legged, eyes closed, open raised raised in front of him, listening and answering “amen” as Mansour led a large group of worshipers in the October 19 prayer.
Posted on: October 21st, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
“It’s not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections a National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said following the publication of a New York Times report saying the White House and Iran agreed to hold direct negotiations over its nuclear program after election day.
Posted on: October 19th, 2012News & Views → Islamists
Friday – A few hundred people have begun protesting in Jordan’s capital against King Abdullah. On Friday, October 5th, 15,000 Islamist protested in Amman demanding regime reform, after the king dissolved the parliment. Jordan’s Islamist have strong support among Jordan’s Palestinian majority, who have very limited representation in the government.
Posted on: October 19th, 2012News & Views → Media
Sometimes, only a period of separation will save a troubled marriage. That is why the Simon Wiesenthal Center and other Jewish groups are pulling out of the Christian-Jewish Roundtable. Fifteen liberal Protestant leaders, including those of the Presbyterian, Lutheran and Methodist denominations, chose the Jewish High Holiday season to urge Congress to curtail U.S. aid to Israel.
Posted on: October 18th, 2012News & Views → Israel
Israel’s Finance Ministry has authorized the sale of water purification tablets to Syria by Israel Chemicals.
Posted on: October 18th, 2012News & Views → Israel → IDF
The United States and Israel will conduct their largest-ever joint missile defense exercise this month, making a display of solidarity as the international rift over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear program grows.
Posted on: October 17th, 2012News & Views → Israel → IDF
“Israel will do everything it takes to ensure Syria’s chemical weapons do not fall into the hands of terrorist organizations — and if such a situation arises, then Israel will weigh a military option,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told a group of European ambassadors in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
Posted on: October 15th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Iran may purposefully contaminate the waters of the Strait of Hormuz by performing an oil spill, according to a report in the German weekly Der Spiegel on Sunday.
Posted on: October 15th, 2012News & Views → Global → Europe
Because of concern for scuttling a major telecommunications deal with Iran, Sweden will oppose any additional sanctions by the European Union against the country, according to a report in Haaretz.
Posted on: October 15th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
IDF on high alert along Egyptian border as reports of a new attack on the Egyptian military surface.
Posted on: October 14th, 2012News & Views → Islamists
Users of a Shariah-compliant credit card from the United Arab Emirates can charge their purchases according to Islamic law, direct their prayers toward Mecca, and even put a little aside for the Hajj.
Posted on: October 14th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
“Barak gave preference to political considerations over national ones," Yaalon charged, appearing at the "Shabbat Culture" event in Ramat Gan. "He pulled us up a tree, and at the last minute presented himself as a moderate and ran away.” The Defense Minister’s Independence Party reacted to Yaalon's accusations saying that “the Likud primaries are forcing Yaalon to come up with pathetic statements.”
Posted on: October 14th, 2012News & Views → Media
This two-part series tells the story of Jewish exodus – a story of dispossession and torn identities in one of the most hotly-debated chapters of history in the Middle East – and how the remaining diasporas are surviving in hostile Arab countries.
Posted on: October 11th, 2012News & Views → Israel → IDF
JERUSALEM – As high-ranking American military commanders arrived in Israel this week in advance of the forthcoming Austere Challenge 12 drill with IDF units, Israel’s military resolve was tested by Iranian proxy militias in Gaza and Lebanon during the recent Sukkot and Simchat Torah holidays.
Posted on: October 11th, 2012News & Views → Global
Relations between Russia and Turkey have been strained by the forced landing of a Syrian passenger plane which Turkey said it need to inspect for smuggled military equipment.
Posted on: October 11th, 2012News & Views → Israel → IDF
Hizbullah Chief Hassan Nasrallah will discuss rumors of a Lebanese drone over Israel in a televised appearance on Thursday, according to Lebanese daily Naharnet.
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