Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Posted on: August 19th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
"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.
Posted on: August 16th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
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).
Posted on: August 15th, 2012News & Views → Israel
Mohamed Gadallah, legal adviser to President Mohamed Morsi, told Egyptian daily Al-Masri Al-Youm that the amendment being considered would seek to reintroduce full Egyptian sovereignty and control over the Sinai peninsula.
Posted on: August 15th, 2012News & Views → Israel
JERUSALEM – A new phase in the covert war between Israel and Iran’s proxy Hizbullah militia is taking place within the borders of the Jewish state, as Hizbullah has recruited scores of Palestinians and Israeli Arabs for missions ranging from arson to suicide bombings.
Posted on: August 15th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said at the Pentagon news conference on Tuesday that he doesn't believe that Israel has made a decision to attack Iran's nuclear sites, adding that international sanctions are increasing pressure on Iran to make concessions, the Pentagon has announced. Negotiations with Iran have stalled, with the latter still refusing to give the global powers access to all its nuclear facilities.
Posted on: August 14th, 2012News & Views → Global
An Islamic group's request to mark International Al-Quds Day on Aug. 18 has been approved by the Ontario Legislature.
Posted on: August 12th, 2012News & Views → Middle East
Egyptian president Morsi made several sweeping decisions on Sunday afternoon, announced by the presidential spokesperson in a televised statement. Al Ahram reported that, to start, Morsi cancelled the addendum to the constitutional declaration, issued by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on June 17. The addendum stipulated that the head of the SCAF, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, was to remain minister of defense until a new constitution was drafted. Not any more.
Posted on: August 12th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
In its war against the West and Israel, Iran has apparently given up its attempt to portray itself as being unaffected by the sanctions against its economy and, taking a page out of the Palestinian playbook, is now switching to the opposite approach, pushing the suffering of individual Iranians under the cruel sanctions. Of course, for all that to change practically overnight, all Tehran has to do is stop its nuclear project and open up its facilities to international inspectors.
Posted on: August 11th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Two strong earthquakes struck northwest Iran on Saturday, killing 153 people and injuring more than 1,300, with many buildings being reduced to rubble, according to Iranian officials. Thousands are fleeing their homes and staying outdoors, fearing more damage from aftershocks – at least 20 of which have hit the region.
Posted on: August 10th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
A reporter mentioned to White House Spokesman Jay Carney yesterday's scoop in Ha'aretz, which cited Western diplomats and high level Israeli officials about the special National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran's nuclear program submitted recently to President Obama, which is almost a word for word copy of the Israeli intelligence assessment. But State Dept. Spokesman Patrick Ventrell confirmed that the U.S. is concerned with the possibility of Iran attacking its Gulf neighbors.
Posted on: August 9th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
US President Barack Obama has in recent days received an National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) which upgrades the current view of the progress achieved by Iran's nuclear program to more critical, according to Western diplomats and high level Israeli officials. The new evaluation was conducted because of concern within the Administration that Israel would unilaterally attack Iran's nuclear facilities.
Posted on: August 8th, 2012News & Views → Israel
JERUSALEM – Iranian-trained Islamic terrorists, who on Sunday fired their way through a border crossing along the Gaza-Egyptian-Israeli frontier with a commandeered explosives-laden Egyptian armored carrier, were heading toward Kibbutz Kerem Shalom, Israeli military sources said. That was when Israeli Bedouin border soldiers and an Israel Air Force drone attacked the vehicle and killed the terrorists.
Posted on: August 8th, 2012News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Early Wednesday morning, Egyptian security forces launched an attack in the Sinai, killing more than 20 Islamic terrorists. The forces, comprised of army and police units, clashed with masked gunmen in different areas in the peninsula. The attack came in response to three armed gunmen who opened fire at roadblocks earlier in the night.
Posted on: August 7th, 2012News & Views → Israel
The Islamic movement to which newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi belongs, released a statement on Monday claiming the Sinai border attack that left 16 Egyptian security officers dead “could be attributed to the Mossad," according to Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Posted on: August 6th, 2012News & Views → Israel
Egypt deploys helicopter gunships to the Sinai peninsula after President Mohamed Mursi directed the military to take “complete control” of the Sinai. Israel Defense Minister Ehud barak: "I hope that this will be a wakeup call for Egypt regarding the necessity to be sharp and efficient on their side."
Posted on: August 2nd, 2012News & Views → Israel
In private conversations Panetta expressed frustration at the lack of confidence expressed by Netanyahu and Barak.
Posted on: August 1st, 2012News & Views → Israel → IDF
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that if Iran does not negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program, it could face U.S. military action in tended to stop it from developing a nuclear bomb.
Posted on: August 1st, 2012News & Views → Middle East
Under the final version of the enhanced sanctions bill, the president has considerable leeway to postpone sanctions on insurers in order to give them time to comply. Also omitted from the final version are sanctions that congressional hard-liners had sought on individuals associated with SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, as long as the body continues to deal with Iran's central bank.
Posted on: July 29th, 2012News & Views → Israel
Dan Senor, Mitt Romney's national security aide, spoke to reporters shortly before the Presidential hopeful was scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Senor was quoted as saying: "If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision."
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