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Netanyahu's coalition government posed in front of the old city of Jerusalem on Sunday, on the eve of negotiations with the Palestinians over whether or not it stays in Israel. Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz, (l), Minister of Immigration Sofa landver (2L), Minister of Strategic Affairs and International Relations Yuval Steinitz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C), Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni (3R), Minister of Sports and Culture Limor Livnat and Minister of Education Shay Piron (R)
 

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Will the Obama team release Jonathan Pollard as an example of the sensitivity and courage required by both Israelis and Palestinians?

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Posted on: July 21st, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Apparently to celebrate the upcoming peace talks, the Gazans launched a rocket at Israel at 10 pm on Sunday. It landed in an open area in the Eshkol region. No injuries or damage was reported. The air raid siren went off in time.

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Despite promises, Sharon's expulsion of Gush Katif Jews was done without a national referendum. The expulsion did not even receive 50% of the Knesset members' votes but was passed instead with a simple majority.
 

Posted on: July 21st, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Many in Likud are saying they're for the talks but against the 2-state solution.

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Israel is giving in on the release of Palestinian prisoners with Jewish blood on their hands.
 

Posted on: July 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Minister Yuval Steinitz said his government would release a "limited number" of prisoners, some of whom have been in Israeli jails for 30 years.

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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is introducing a new, equally mad and hilarious (hence the Loony-Tune image) policy, which would have made Neville Chamberlain blush.
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

From an EU point of view—at least as expressed by some members—you cut your ties with Hezbollah—you might as well cut off all of Lebanon.

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Jihadist Emerson Winfield Begolly, 24, of New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

In the summer of 2010, Begolly urged jihadists on the AMEF to “write their legacy in blood.”

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Move angered one of Israel’s staunchest congressional supporters, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.).

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Posted on: July 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The JCPA went to congress urging the U.S. to restart the "peace talks." It also claims to be the the representative voice of the organized Jewish community. Both ideas are wrong-headed according to many who spoke with The Jewish Press.

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Posted on: July 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Arabs threw 5 firebombs at IDF soldiers near the northern entrance of Efrat in Gush Etzion. No other details are available at this point in time.

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Posted on: July 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Two Syrian rebels crossed over into the Golan on Tuesday night. The IDF now believes that it was Syrian army soldiers who simultaneously opened fire at the IDF patrol, from across the border. The IDF soldiers shot back at the source of the fire. No IDF soldiers were injured in the attack. The status of […]

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Posted on: July 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

On Tuesday evening, two Arabs stabbed a Haredi Jew near Sha’ar Shechem (Damascus Gate), one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem. The 35 year old man was stabbed in the stomach, chest and back, and was taken to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in serious condition by MDA. The man was on his way […]

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The Israeli Navy stopped a ship in the Red Sea with an unspecified number of weapons
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

If there is any question why Israel has enforced a maritime cargo on the Gaza Coast, it was removed with the release of a gag order that the Navy stopped a weapons smuggling ship in the Red Sea.

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Posted on: July 16th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

France has arrested a new-Nazi singer who it said was preparing a “major terrorist attack” after his wife bought four rifles. Kristian Vikernes, who was convicted nearly 20 years ago for knifing one man to death and burning down several churches, is linked to Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik. BBC reported that the French […]

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Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

An Israeli military court has convicted a Palestinian Authority terrorist for the April murder of 31-year-old Eviatar Borovsky, who lived in the community of Itamar, in northeastern Samaria. Zagal stabbed Borovsky to death as the father of five waited at a bus stop at the Tapuach Junction. Border Police officers shot and wounded Zagal at […]

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The Pakistani Taliban are a sort of surrogate of al Qaeda, roaming the region in search of Islamist causes. They just found one, in Syria.
 

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

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?

Egyptian army soldiers are part of an air-land offensive against Hamas, Al Qaeda and other jihad terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula
 

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

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.

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Children from Samaria hoist balloons and march in a salute to the IDF for reducing terror on the highways
 

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

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.

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PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and a friend reviewing Palestinian security forces. It isn't clear if these forces still inspired.
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"Hamas

Of course, they also fanned the flames that sent Arab youths out to throw rocks and firebombs at passing Israeli cars.

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Hezbollah's drug smuggling operations, used to finance terror, are exposed on a new IDF interactive website
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

Most foreign media always give Israel the dirty end of the stick and make its enemies smell like roses. The IDF has put Hezbollah, Israel’s most immediate threat, in the crosshairs of a new media weapon.

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Gunmen from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in Gaza City on November 22, 2012.
 

Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Hamas is on the run. Virtually boycotted by Abbas, hated by Assad and distrusted by Iran and a diagnosed by Israel as a cancer, Egypt reportedly has killed 30 Hamas terrorists in the Sinai.

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