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IDF Evacuates Visitors to Upper Hermon Due to Approach of Armed Syrians

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

A group of visitors to Mount Hermon in Israel’s north were evacuated on Wednesday when a group of armed Syrians approached the border.

Officials in the Northern Command on Wednesday detected a group of 50 Syrians – four of whom were carrying weapons – several hundred meters from the border.  Because the intentions of the group was unclear, the IDF evacuated visitors from the upper level of the Hermon, relocating them to the lower level.

The Syrians did not attempt an infiltration, and were monitored by the IDF.

Earlier on Wednesday, blasts were heard in southern Lebanon, coming out of a Hizbullah-controlled area.  Seven people were reported killed by AFP.

Malkah Fleisher

Groups Blast NY Hotel for Offering Hospitality to Iranian President Ahmadinejad

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

A growing rumble of protest against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s upcoming welcome in New York has led activist groups to take aim at the New York hotel the leader regularly inhabits during his US stays.

The Warwick New York is set to provide a luxury suite to Ahmadinejad when he arrives  to address the United Nations this month.  The room will be rented starting September 24.

Yet protest group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is urging the deluxe hospitality purveyor to refuse Ahmadinejad service – despite the fact that its pleas went unheard last year, when the group made a similar attempt (view the video below for news coverage of last year’s protests).

UANI activist Mark Wallace called the Iranian president’s presence a “true outrage”, and especially decried the US Secret Service and NYPD participation in securing the man who makes frequent public condemnations of the United States and Israel.

UANI is calling for a boycott of The Warwick if the hotel goes through with the week-long accommodation.  Several Jewish organizations, including B’nai Brith and the American Jewish Committee, have also publicly opposed the agreement.

Malkah Fleisher

Migron Not Evacuated as Scheduled

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The Migron outpost in the West Bank was not evacuated as scheduled.

The eviction had been scheduled for Tuesday, the same day that the Israeli Supreme Court conducted a hearing on a petition filed by the residents requesting a delay in the eviction until the modular homes being built for the evacuees are completed. They reportedly will not be habitable for several weeks.

A decision is not expected for at least several days.

Some 17 families who claim they have purchased or repurchased the plots that their homes are located on also have petitioned the court to be allowed to stay in their homes.

In March, the Supreme Court ruled against an attempt by the government to postpone to 2015 the demolition of Migron, which the Palestinians say is built on their land. Deferrals against the demolition stretch back to 2006.

The settlers, who deny that Migron is built on private Palestinian land, had signed a deal with the Netanyahu government agreeing to relocate to a nearby hill.

JTA

Latest Flytilla Lands

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

The latest Flytilla attempt landed in Jordan on Saturday. The anti-Israel activists plan to attempt to cross over into Israel via the Allenby Bridge tonight and tomorrow.

Jewish Press News Briefs

US Seizes $150 Million of Hezbollah Funds

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

U.S. authorities announced the seizure of $150 million allegedly linked to a money-laundering scheme by the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah.

The Lebanese Canadian Bank and other unidentified institutions sent nearly $330 million to the United States between 2007 and 2011 to finance the purchase of used cars that were shipped to West Africa, according to the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Money from the sale of the cars was then routed to Lebanon, where it was handed over to Hezbollah, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Monday’s seizure concerns a December 2011 money laundering and forfeiture complaint filed in U.S. federal court in New York that targeted the bank and two other Lebanese financial institutions with alleged ties to Hezbollah.

“As we alleged last year, the Lebanese Canadian Bank played a key role in facilitating money laundering for Hezbollah controlled organizations across the globe,” Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart said in a statement.

A Hezbollah official refuted the charges, telling AFP they were “another attempt to tarnish the image of the resistance in Lebanon,” but U.S. prosecutors said there was no doubt about the institutions’ ties to the militant outfit.

JTA

Beit Shean On Alert

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

On Wednesday evening, there were reports of an attempted cross-border infiltration into Israel from Jordan. The attempt happened near Beit Shean.

Some security forces in the area are remaining on high alert. Police are saying everything is normal.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Palestinian Tries to Steal Soldier’s Gun

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Near Shavei Shomron a Palestinian tried to steal a soldier’s gun.

A reserve soldier was driving in his car when a Palestinian, mistaking him for a woman because of his long hair, blocked the road in an attempt to hijack the car.  When the soldier got out of his car, the Palestinian then tried to grab his rifle. A scuffle ensued and the Palestinian ran away. The reserve soldier then called the police.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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