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Guardian Editorial Takes the Side of Morsi (or Mubarak?)

27 Kislev 5773 – December 10, 2012
Even the Guardian's own writers criticized the Guardian's editorial.

Reporters Distance Themselves from UK Newspaper’s Backing of Morsi

Two writers for the Guardian newspaper have distanced themselves from an editorial in the Guardian in which the paper criticizes the liberal opposition to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

Syrian Rebels Post Video of Outcome of Assad’s Chemical Weapons

25 Kislev 5773 – December 9, 2012
A video uploaded to YouTube by Syrian rebels on Saturday seems to indicate that Syrian President Bashar Assad is attacking opposition forces with chemical weapons.

Rand Paul to Visit Israel

18 Kislev 5773 – December 2, 2012
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a skeptic of assistance to Israel who also is considering a 2016 presidential run, will travel to Israel. According to a...

Mofaz on his Facebook Page: Ceasefire A Mistake

8 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
The executioner of the Gush Katif evacuation is wailing over the deterioration of security.

Syrian Rebels, “Eagles of the Golan”, Take Over In Syria-Israel Demilitarized...

29 Heshvan 5773 – November 14, 2012
Syrian rebel soldiers calling themselves “Eagles of the Golan” have taken over Beerajam and Bariqa in Southern Syria, in an area which serves as a demilitarized zone between Israel and the country to the north.

Mortar Shells From Syria Hit Israeli Moshav

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
Three mortar shells landed in Israel’s Golan Heights on Thursday morning, in what security officials are saying is an accidental firing as part of the bloody battle between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and a growing militant opposition.

Secret Ballot Could Determine Likud-Beiteinu Future

13 Heshvan 5773 – October 28, 2012
In an unexpected move, 10% of the Likud Central Committee members gathered enough signatures to demand a secret ballot on whether or not to run on a joint list with Yisrael Beiteinu.

Maryland Congressman Apologizes for Holocaust Reference

22 Elul 5772 – September 9, 2012
A Maryland congressman apologized for referring to the Holocaust as he discussed his opposition to federal involvement in providing student loans.

President Peres, Defying Netanyahu, Barak: ‘We Cannot Attack Iran On Our...

29 Av 5772 – August 16, 2012
President Shimon Peres said Thursday in an interview with Israel's Channel 2 News that Israel alone should not and cannot attack Iran's nuclear facilities. With this statement, Peres has effectively positioned himself in direct opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Watch video).

Getting Priorities Wrong in Egypt and Syria: Three Media Case Studies

I want to discuss three articles that I basically agree with to point out how they miss the key issue and thus are somewhat misleading. I’m glad to see these three articles being published but it’s a case of -to quote Lenin- two steps forward, one step back.

Heavy Fighting in Halab, Syria and Rumors of a Massacre

2 Av 5772 – July 20, 2012
Heavy fighting is being reported in Halab, Syria. Meanwhile, there are unconfirmed rumors of a massacre in Hama, Syria. The death count for the past day...

Despite Declarations for Equality – Knesset Shoots Down Universal Service Bill

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 18, 2012
Despite demands for fairness and equality, the Knesset overwhelmingly voted down Yisrael Beytenu's bill for Universal Service.

Rubin Reports: Will the Rebels Win Syria’s Civil War and What...

The tide seems to be turning in Syria. While the civil war is far from over, the regime is clearly weakening; the rebels are expanding their operations and effectiveness. There have also been more high-level defections. What does this mean and why is this happening? There are three main factors that are making a rebel victory seem more likely.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

22 Tammuz 5772 – July 11, 2012
Thousands Of Radicals Poised To Fight Assad At least 5,000 global jihadists are positioned near Syria’s borders with Turkey and Lebanon attempting to infiltrate Syria...

The Case for Kosher Lab-Grown Meat

Real progress is being made to generate lab grown meat that tastes as good as the real thing without the fuss -- isn’t this something we Orthodox Jews should welcome?

Half of US Reform Rabbis Officiate at Intermarriages

14 Tammuz 5772 – July 4, 2012
While the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) does not have statistics on how many of its 2,000 Reform rabbis in North America officiate at intermarriages, when pressed, Rabbi Hara Person, director of CCAR Press, estimated "it's about half." A resolution proposed at CCAR's 2008 annual convention called for dropping the official opposition to intermarriages. The resolution was tabled but the practice is now commonplace.

Assad’s Inner Circle Ready to Flee

3 Tammuz 5772 – June 22, 2012
U.S. officials are saying Bashar al-Assad’s closest supporters are secretly making plans to defect to the other side in case the Syrian dictator succumbs to attacks by the rebellion. And a Syrian activist group reported Friday that four senior officers announced they are defecting and joining the ranks of the opposition.

Russian Party in TA Marred By Protests Against Aid to Syria

24 Sivan 5772 – June 14, 2012
Russian Independence Day celebration at Tel Aviv’s Hilton Hotel were dampered by the arrival of a group of demonstrators protesting Russian military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s harsh crackdown on civilians and armed opposition.

Israeli Vice PM: Syrian Assault is Genocide

20 Sivan 5772 – June 10, 2012
Vice Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz, is calling Syrian President Bashar Assad’s war against opposition a “genocide”, and said Israeli support is behind efforts to overthrow him.

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