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An "Iron Dome" missile defense system outside Ashkelon.
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Advanced defense systems developer Rafael, maker of the "Dome," took less than half a day since the last siren warning of incoming missiles, to announce it is issuing 500 million shekel ($133 million) in privately traded stocks. While the US made Patriot surface to air missiles' success rate is lower than 50%, the Iron Dome's performance this past weekend reached upwards of 85%.

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Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger said on Sunday that the US should premise its policy on Iran on the assumption that it is actively seeking to produce  nuclear weapons. “I am very uneasy with the so-called intelligence report that say we don’t know whether they are actually working on nuclear weapons,” Kissinger said […]

Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Uniform
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

Anti-Semitic slogans scrawled in Calgary and an Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents conducted by B’nai Brith Canada showing a steady rise in anti-Jewish incidents has prompted a former Israeli counter-terrorism expert to establish a Jewish guard troop for relevant sites throughout Canada.

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Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Two boys from the Arab village of Beit Zarzir were arrested and admitted that they had been the ones who sprayed swastikas and “Death to Arabs” on the walls of their school. They also said they broke the school warehouse and smashed windows. The two were released after interrogation house arrest. The school, which caters […]

Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, left, attends an officers graduation ceremony.
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, speaking Tuesday to new recruits of the K'fir Division, emphasized that "in the current round of fighting we are yet to have used even one thousandth of our power. Quiet will be answered with quiet," he promised, "but if it gets noisy in the southern settlements, it will be noisy in Gaza as well."

UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki Moon on tour of Sapir College in Sderot with Israeli Ambassador to UN Ron Prosor
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Ambassador Haim Waxman: "In previous letters . . . we warned of the dangers of inaction by the international community. We alerted the Council that these attacks had the potential to ignite a serious escalation of the conflict, which could affect the entire region. The events of the last two days have proven the danger of silence on behalf of the international community at large, and the Security Council, in particular."

Former head of the Iranian proxy terror group PRC, Zuhair al Qaisi
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The latest of Iran's provocations against Israel came last week, when it became clear that the Iranian-sponsored terrorist group PRC had planned to carry out another terrorist attack on Israel’s southern border. This time however, the IDF decided not to rely on Egyptian security forces in Sinai in order to prevent this attack.

Israeli army officer examine a wall of a kindergarten hit by Qassam rocket.
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Multiple rockets were shot, after a ceasefire had gone into effect Tuesday. Rockets landed at Eshkol, Ashkelon, and Sha'ar Ha'Negev. Still, the shooting has subsided significantly. Palestinians agreed to stop launching rockets at Israeli cities, Israel agreed to stop targeting terrorist leaders from the air. Israel released only a noncommittal confirmation, saying "Quiet will be met with quiet."

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Holly Grigsby and David "Joey" Pedersen, 'Natural Born Killers.'
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Anti-Semitism in some parts is apparently so rampant, it's enough to have a Jewish sounding name for your life to be in danger. A couple of rampaging murderers who are up for several murders in Oregon and California, said in a jailhouse interview after their arrest that one of their victims, Cody Myers, was killed because he had a "Jewish sounding" last name. Myers happened to be a devout but extremely unlucky Christian.

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Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Michigan Israel Business Bridge President Chuck Newman announced the members of the newly formed MIBB Advisory Council, which is composed of leaders from Michigan and Israel who serve as ambassadors and counselors for the organization. Mitechnews.com reports that the group was chosen for their ability to assist the MIBB in its mission to promote business […]

 

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Drew Zahn of World News Daily reports that Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that the president’s use of offensive military force  without Congressional authorization would be considered “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.” Jones cites Obama’s authorization of military force in Libya as an example for such unilateral action. […]

Israeli children taking cover during rocket attack
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Life did not go on as usual today in southern Israel as this photo-essay will show you.

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Tourists ride segways down the new promenade in Tel aviv.
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The month of February 2012 has broken records in the tourism industry in Israel, with 232,000 visitor arrivals, 6% more than the same month last year, and an increase of 4% compared to February 2010, which marked the previous record. Out of 232,000 arrivals, 200,000 were tourist entries, another all-time record high.

Air Force chief Ido Nehushtan checking an unmanned aircraft. Jihadists say they won't cease fire until Israel stops targeted killings which often utilize drones.
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Two Palestinians were killed Monday evening in an IAF strike east of Gaza City, bringing the death toll in Gaza to 25 since Friday. The IDF Spokesman reported that the IAF attacked a terrorist squad Monday night in northern Gaza, shortly before it was able to shoot a high trajectory, medium-range rocket toward Israeli territory.

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An "Iron Dome" short-range missile defense system deployed near the port city of Ashdod.
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Grad rockets exploded in the northernmost location registered in the current round of hostilities, the town of Gedera Monday. A rocket exploded in the center of Ashdod, wounding two and causing shrapnel damage. More rockets were fired at the city but were intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Meanwhile, unofficial ceasefire mediations have begun.

Palestinian mourners carry the body of Shalit's kidnapper, Raafat Abu Eid, member of the Islamic Jihad.
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

While Israel and Hamas are preparing to negotiate a ceasefire through Egyptian mediation, Gaza militants are determined to carry on shelling civilian targets inside Israel, until the latter commits to stop killing terrorist leaders from the air.

Budding fencing prodigy Yuval Freilich
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Can there be successful athletes among the settlers in Judea and Samaria? Recent achievements show that the answer is yes! A very small geographic area has produced four international champions.

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A volley of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip was intercepted by the Iron Dome system near the Israeli town of Ashdod.
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Israel killed 3 additional terrorists Monday morning, bringing Palestinian death toll to 16. Islamic terror groups launch 20 rockets Monday at Israeli civilians in the south. PM Netanyahu: "We will continue to hit whoever plans to attack citizens of the State of Israel."

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Posted on: March 12th, 2012

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AFP reports that Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters at a regular briefing that “China is concerned about the escalation of the situation in Gaza.” “We call upon the Israeli side to stop air raids against Gaza. We hope the parties concerned can stop firing immediately in order to avoid casualties of innocent […]

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Posted on: March 12th, 2012

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UC President Mark G. Yudof released an open letter calling on UC students, faculty and staff members to “foster a climate of tolerance, civility and open-mindedness,” reports Angela Swartz of the California Aggie. Yudof specifically addressed recent anti-Israel incidents on UC campuses. He denounced students who heckled speakers at a UC Davis Feb. 27 event, […]

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