Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.
Posted on: January 2nd, 2014News & Views → Middle East
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to three months in jail, 800 lashes and slapped him with a $2,666 fine for using Twitter and Facebook to falsely accuse a Kuwaiti singer from the United Arab Emirates of immoral behavior. He also posted photos of the singer. Arab News reported, “Many have welcomed […]
Posted on: December 30th, 2013News & Views → Middle 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 […]
Posted on: December 26th, 2013News & Views → News 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 […]
Posted on: December 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
Thousands of students from Arab countries have signed up.
Posted on: December 16th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The 50 richest Arabs in the world have a combined wealth of slightly more than $266 billion, and 23 of them are from Saudi Arabia, according to Arabian Business figures quoted by the Saudi Gazette. The oil-rich kingdom’s richest man, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, has a personal wealth of $12.6 billion. His bank account surged […]
Posted on: December 8th, 2013News & Views → Global
An estimated 7 million foreign workers live in Saudi Arabia, which does not recognize the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Posted on: December 5th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A German soccer team withdrew from a sponsorship agreement with Saudi Arabia’s national airline because it refuses to ticket Israeli citizens. The FSV Frankfurt team abrogated the contract with Saudia this week after criticism leveled by Jewish groups and other organizations, according to the Associated Press. The airline’s director told The New York Post in […]
Posted on: December 4th, 2013News & Views → Global → China
Saying now that you've only agreed to low level, not high level enrichment is exactly like low-balling the questionable lady from the apocryphal Churchill story.
Posted on: December 2nd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
It was all discussed in a secret meeting in Aqaba.
Posted on: December 2nd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
71,000 were expelled by force, while more than half a million have left on their own since July, 2013.
Posted on: November 26th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Ask yourself, what would happen if Saudi Arabia were to change its buying habits?
Posted on: November 25th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Saudi Arabia is loudly silent on the deal with Iran, but its royal billionaire prince who owns part of Twitter and Apple says “we” are concerned. And guess who is “We”? Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Posted on: November 17th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The Israelis and the Saudis are convinced the Geneva talksare nothing more than appeasement, Munich style, and will do little to slow Iran's effort to possess a nuclear warhead.
Posted on: November 10th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Worldwide fears and violence over foreign workers have reached Saudi Arabia, where police in Riyadh killed two people, wounded another 68 and arrested more than 550 in an unprecedented crackdown on illegal migrants. Approximately 7 million foreign workers, more than 20 percent of the Saudi population, are in the country. One of the casualties was […]
Posted on: November 7th, 2013News & Views → Global
It's interesting to note that the fact that Israel has been is possession of hundreds of nuclear bombs never stirred the Saudis next door into hasty action.
Posted on: October 28th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Women drivers are so terrible in Saudi Arabia that police fine any woman they see. Their crime is driving. Threats of fines kept the “women’s driver protest” to a mere trickle.
Posted on: October 27th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Iran’s government-controlled Fars News Agency reported on Sunday that Syrian forces seized “Israeli-made missiles, machine guns, rifles and communication devices” in clashes with rebels in the Daraa region. Saudi Arabia has been known to be a major supplier of weapons to opposition forces, so if the report has any validity, it raises the fanciful scenario […]
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping the enemy of one’s enemy truly does become a friend.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Islamists
American Shia Muslims were attacked in Saudi Arabia during the hajj. Their crime? They are Shia instead of Sunni Muslims. Plus, they are Americans.
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