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Obama Urging Calm in Wake of Zimmerman Acquittal

8 Av 5773 – July 15, 2013
The acquittal of Zimmerman Saturday dominated television news and the Internet on Sunday, with incidents of protests in communities as far away as San Francisco.

RT: Israeli Strike on Syria Launched from Turkey

Anyone reading the report on this level of cooperation between the Turkish and Israel has to be thinking about their cooperation against Iran.

Terrorist Killed by own Bomb in Sinai

An Egyptian military source told state news agency MENA that a member of a terrorist group was killed on Sunday as he was attempting...

3 Killed in Attack on Bus in the Sinai

At least three people were killed and 17 wounded early Monday morning in the northern Sinai when terrorists used rocket-propelled grenades to attack a...

Ohio Bought High Yielding Israel Bonds, Arab Advocates Shout Foul

For those Ohioans who prefer that their state get a lower return on investment than tarnish their government dollars by investing in the Jewish State, news of the Israel Bonds purchase was more than they could bear.

Date Chosen to Commemorate Jewish Refugees from Arab countries

8 Av 5773 – July 14, 2013
Law for Day Commemorating the Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries Receives Government Support as MK Shimon Ohayon Writes Letter to Arab League Secretary General Calling on His Organization to Accept Historic Responsibility for Jewish Refugees

Pakistani Taliban Pitch Camps in Syria, Join Anti-Assad Rebellion

Will America and the EU repeat the dreadful mistake of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, whose CIA assembled and trained the nascent al-Qaida Mujahedeen?

ElBaradei Sworn in as Egypt’s VP

Liberal opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei was sworn in on Sunday as Egypt's vice president—incharge of international relations, Egypt's official news agency MENA reported. ElBaradei was...

Who Needs Egypt when the EU Is Squarely behind Hamas?

European governments including Britain are increasing their back-channel contacts with Hamas, all but ignoring the official EU policy of maintaining political isolation over the...

Haredim Again Attacked Religious Soldier in Jerusalem

On Sunday, in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Israel, two Haredim attacked a religious IDF soldier. The soldier did not require medical treatment. A...

Egypt Crushes Hamas, Plans All-Out War on Sinai Terrorists

Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. The Egyptian military demolished hundreds of smuggling tunnels in and out of Hamas-controlled Gaza Sunday and is preparing for an all-our onslaught of Hamas, Al Qaeda and other terrorists in the Sinai, Egyptian media reported. The Egyptian offensive is a political and military shock to Hamas, with reverberations in Ramallah and Washington, on the eve of yet another attempt by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to re-ignite the “peace process.” “The reduction in smuggling will make it difficult for Hamas to maintain the level of its revenues, and therefore it will be hard pressed to contain the protests against its rule,” according to the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS). “It will also be difficult to infiltrate weapons into Gaza, mainly enhanced rockets and surface-to-surface missiles.” The Egyptian Aswat Masriya media outlet reported that 805 tunnels along the smuggling route, centered in the border city of Rafiah, were destroyed. Most of the tunnels have been used to smuggle fuel into Gaza. The Egyptian army will also close the Rafiah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip “indefinitely,” an official source told Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm. It placed a severe siege on Hamas but without a peep from the international community, which still condemns Israel for the maritime embargo that is aimed at preventing the import of terrorists and weapons from the sea. Terrorists in Rafiah targeted a military checkpoint Saturday, but no casualties were reported, and Egypt opened the Rafiah border crossing for four hours Saturday to allow humanitarian cases to cross the border. The tunnels have been a key route for terrorists to travel freely back and forth to the Sinai Peninsula and establish terrorist outposts aimed at staking out bases for attack on Egyptian tourist areas, such as El Arish, as well as urban areas. The army killed at least five terrorists on Friday, but Egyptian media reported a larger-scale offensive is in the works after an attempted assassination of Second Field Army commander Maj. Gen. Ahmed Wasfy on Wednesday. Egypt is using heavy arms and warplanes, maneuvers that are prohibited under the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979 without Israel’s approval. With the unstable and radical anti-Israel Muslim Brotherhood out of power, thanks to the military “impeachment” or coup – take your pick – Israel is not blocking any offense, “Security sources confirmed that Israel does not mind that the Egyptian forces use heavy artillery and warplanes during the operation which is expected to start very soon” military sources confirmed to the official television on Saturday. Official added, “The army had decided to cleanse the Sinai of armed gangs and terrorists "The operation will continue until it reaches its objectives, which are not only military but also aim to develop the Sinai.” Meanwhile, state media have reported Friday that two Egyptian Apache helicopters hovered over olive groves south of El-Arish before they fired shells at bunkers of Jihadist gunmen who were preparing to attack army checkpoints. The Egyptian Air Force on Saturday sent in two Apache helicopters to gun down jihadists after it received intelligence information that they were hiding in olive groves and preparing to attack military checkpoints. On Friday, an Egyptian helicopter was seen in the skies over Gaza for the first time since the Six-Day War in 1967. The Hamas terrorist organization is an offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and therefore is a natural enemy of the military that ousted Mohammed Morsi two weeks ago. Hams has denied Egyptian military statements that its soldiers jailed 32 Hamas terrorists and arrested dozens others in the Sinai Peninsula last week. Hamas figuratively shot itself in the head last August when it mounted a severe attack on the Egyptian army, killing 16 soldiers near Rafiah in a multi-pronged attack that was intended to continue into Israel but was foiled at the last minute by the IDF. Ever since, Hamas has been an undeclared enemy, and even the Morsi regime was suspicious of it. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority also is benefiting from Hamas’ miseries but is suppressing its joy because Hamas has widespread support among Arabs in Judea and Samaria who are fed up with chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Any moves by the Secretary of State Kerry to win some kind of a forum between Israeli and Palestinian Authority are a useless exercise without the inclusion of Gaza. Another fallout of the offensive against Hamas might be negative for Israel in the near-term. “The motivation of Hamas and jihadi elements from Sinai to launch attacks against Israel is increasing,” INSS thinks.

‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith Found Dead in Hotel

Cory Monteith (31), who plays Finn Hudson in the popular TV series 'Glee' was found dead in a Vancouver hotel on Saturday. Monteith played opposite Lea...

Yad Vashem Ranked a Top Museum by Travel Website

Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial and museum, was ranked fourth in the top 25 museums in the world by the travel website TripAdvisor. Yad Vashem...

Muslims ‘Celebrate’ Ramadan by Vandalizing Patriarchs’ Cave

The media would be screaming its lungs off if Jews had vandalized a Muslim prayer room in the Patriarch’s Cave but did not even whisper when Muslims desecrated Jewish rooms. Happy Ramadan month.

Freedom of Religion on Temple Mount – Except for Jews (Video)

Jerusalem police allow Arabs to keep Jews from entering the Temple Mount, just like they used to allow Haredim to keep women away from the Kotel – until it was not politically correct.

Judea and Samaria Children Salute IDF for Safer Lives

Maybe a bit of flattery for the IDF by the folks who are targets for Arab rock throwers will keep the military on its toes. Jews in Samaria saluted the IDF Friday for making roads safer – for now.

Anti-Semitic Phone Call Leads to Restoration of Historic Boat

A 1943 vintage Danish fishing boat which rescued Danish Jews during the Holocaust is in the process of being moved and restored, ironically enough,...

Lapid Changes His Stripes and Tells Middle Class to be Patient

It’s amazing how an election victory can change the stripes of a tiger, namely Yair Lapid. The sensation of Israeli politics who campaigned on...

Saudi Jailed for 15 Years for Trying to Spy for Israel

A Saudi court has sentenced a man to 15 years in jail for offering to spy for Israel while he was visiting Jordan, Saudi...

House Panel Approves $2 million for US-Israel Energy Cooperation

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has allotted $2 million for U.S.-Israel energy cooperation in the fiscal year 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations...

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