Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: March 24th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
The US State. Dept. has scored another colossal failure in the Middle East. It pressured rebels to from a shadow government despite warnings it would not work. but it did work – for a week. Game over.
Posted on: March 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
In mid-February, dozens of IDF soldiers were observed penetrating into Syria.
Posted on: March 20th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Four wounded Syrians arrived at the Israeli-Syrian border Tuesday and received medical treatment on site from Israeli soldiers, the IDF website reported. Two of the casualties were treated adjacent to the border fence and were returned to Syria afterwards. Due to the severity of their injuries, two of the Syrians were transferred to Israeli hospitals […]
Posted on: March 20th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday that there is a “high probability to believe that chemical weapons were used: in the Syrian civil war.” “We need that final verification, but given everything we know over the last year and a half, I would come to the conclusion that they are […]
Posted on: March 19th, 2013News & Views → Islamists
Syrian rebels have narrowly elected a Syrian with American citizenship as their interim leader, opponents say the move is ridiculous because of their lack of solid control of rebels over parts of Syria. The rebel’s leader is Ghassan Hitto, 50, an information technology executive who lived in Texas until recently, The New York Times reported. […]
Posted on: March 18th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
The Syrian army staged a rare bombing attack on Lebanon, near the border with Syria, Monday in an apparent attempt to strike at a weapons smuggling route used by rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. Four rockets hit the eastern town of Arsal in the second aerial attack inside Lebanon since the uprising against Assad, […]
Posted on: March 18th, 2013News & Views → Global
According to at least one news source, Harroun has pledged to fight with Arab Palestinian forces against the Jewish State.
Posted on: March 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Israel already has bombed at least once a Syrian attempt to ship anti-aircraft missiles to Hizbullah. Israel will use Obama’s visit to ask United States to do the work the next time, or at least back an Israeli strike.
Posted on: March 14th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Should Tehran acquire nuclear capabilities, others would follow and the Middle East—at the very doorstep of Europe—would enter this new regional nuclear race.”
Posted on: March 14th, 2013News & Views → Israel
There will be five other resolutions targeting Israel, and about the same number combined covering the rest of the world.
Posted on: March 13th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
A European Union policy officer whose group was giving humanitarian aid to victims of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s suppression of rebels was killed by an army missile near Damascus on Tuesday. EU policy chief Catherine Ashton said in a statement, “I have learned today with great sadness of the tragic death on 12 March of […]
Posted on: March 12th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Israel is utilizing new media technology to developing innovative ways to extend hands of friendship to countries in a volatile Middle East. “We are exploring government, people and societies … trying to skip over the borders and using the new media to create virtual embassies,” which speak directly to those in the Arab world, said […]
Posted on: March 7th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the timing of freeing the 21 United Nations observers kidnapped Wednesday by Syrian rebels depends on guaranteeing the observers’’ safe passage to their base and negotiating a withdrawal from the area of soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Syrian Free Army disassociated itself from the […]
Posted on: March 6th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Syrian “Martyrs of Yarmouk” rebels kidnapped 20 UN observers stationed on the Golan Heights. The IDF on high alert and reinforces the fence as civil war reaches the border.
Posted on: March 4th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The U.S. has also announced recently that it would begin supplying non-lethal supplies to opposition forces for the first time.
Posted on: March 3rd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Syrian President Bashar Assad told the London Sunday Times that Britain is funding terrorists, an accusation he formerly has reserved for Israel and the United States. Assad’s agreement to be interviewed despite his ban on foreign journalists in the country may show how paranoid he really is. Described last year by Pulitzer Prize-winner journalist Joel […]
Posted on: February 28th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Syria sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday protesting the granting of a license to explore for oil and gas in the Golan Heights. It called the government approval a “blatant violation” of what it considers its sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which Israel annexed […]
Posted on: February 28th, 2013News & Views → Israel
What does the State Dept. say when a US-based company, one of whose shareholders is former VP Cheney, explores for oil in the Golan Heights? It says, “Uh, y’know what? that’s a good question.”
Posted on: February 27th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Stray fire from the Syrian civil war sent a Syrian army tank shell on a northern Golan Heights community Wednesday after three months of quiet. No one was injured, and there was no property damage, and army sappers naturalized the shell. Similar to the mortar shells that exploded in the Golan Heights last November, there […]
Posted on: February 26th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The missing United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) legal adviser Carl Campeau, who was reported to be kidnapped, is a Canadian, according to sources quoted by the Times of Israel. He originally was thought to be from Austria and reportedly was kidnapped nearly three weeks ago from an outpost near the Golan Heights border. […]
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