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Theory of Palestinian Centrality no Longer Viable

9 Tishri 5773 – September 24, 2012
With Muslims attacking American embassies in the Middle East and rioting all over the world over an obscure youtube video, the U.S. State Department and the E.U. can no longer seriously contend that anti-Americanism, anti-Westernism are due to support for Israel or the fact that a Palestinian state has not been established or an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord has been signed.

Obama Tells ’60 Minutes’ He Tunes Out Netanyahu’s ‘Noise’ (Video)

In his Sunday interview with CBS 60 Minutes, President Barack Obama referred to Prime Minister Netanyahu's relentless pressure regarding the Iranian nuclear threat as "noise" that must be ignored in order for the president to be able to focus on American interests. He also referred to Israel as "one of our closest allies in the region." That's two snubs in one interview (Remember when we used to be THE closest ally?).

Syria: Is the Proposed Cure Worse than the Status Quo?

8 Tishri 5773 – September 23, 2012
The Obama Administration is backing (Islamist) Turkey as the distributor of weapons supplied by (opportunistically pro-Islamist) Qatar.

Rav Ovadia Yosef’s Daughter Meets with PA President Abbas

11 Elul 5772 – August 29, 2012
“Rav Ovadia Yosef is not what the newspapers make him out to be. Rav Ovadia uses his influence on the Israeli public and also on the Israeli government,” Rabbi Fruman told the Palestinian officials. Abbas addressed the Iranian threat against Israel, and, surprisingly, expressed his objection to permitting Iran to possess a nuclear bomb, thus dragging the entire region into great danger.

At Least 260 Dead, More than 2,100 injured, in Iran Earthquake (Updated)

24 Av 5772 – August 11, 2012
Two strong earthquakes struck northwest Iran on Saturday, killing 153 people and injuring more than 1,300, with many buildings being reduced to rubble, according to Iranian officials. Thousands are fleeing their homes and staying outdoors, fearing more damage from aftershocks – at least 20 of which have hit the region.

Liberman to Turkish Journalists: No Apologies for Boat Takeover

6 Av 5772 – July 25, 2012
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told Turkish journalists that Israel has "no reason to apologize" for the Mavi Marmara incident. In a meeting on Sunday...

Rocket Hits Eshkol Region

2 Av 5772 – July 20, 2012
A rocket from Gaza hit the Eshkol region in an open area at 2:49PM on Friday. No injuries or damage was reported. Perhaps they thought...

Clinton Says US Commitment to Israel ‘Rock Solid,’ Wants Support for Palestinian Authority

27 Tammuz 5772 – July 17, 2012
In meetings Monday with Israeli leaders, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on them to take steps to strengthen the Palestinian Authority. According to a news report, Clinton has received a promise from President Morsi that he would not end the closure of the Gaza Strip. Clinton reiterated that the U.S. "commitment to Israel is rock solid. By strengthening Israel's security we are strengthening U.S. security."

Searching a Greek Priest for Arms

25 Tammuz 5772 – July 15, 2012
The 1920 Jerusalem riots took place under British Mandate of Palestine on April 4–7, 1920 in and around the Old City of Jerusalem. The events...

New Egyptian President: ‘We Will Revise the Camp David Treaty’

6 Tammuz 5772 – June 25, 2012
The statement, made by Mohammed Morsi in an interview with Fars News Agency published Monday, seems to contradict comments he made in his televised victory speech, where he offered a vague assurance that he would "preserve international accords and obligations."

General Salami Warns Enemies’ Interests “Within Range” of Iran’s Missiles

5 Tammuz 5772 – June 24, 2012
“In our strategic planning, we have defined a radius named the radius of deterrence, which includes all strategic interests of the enemy in the region, so that we can manage the battle at any level in case of the outbreak of war,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami said.

Balkanizing Israel

28 Sivan 5772 – June 18, 2012
Turkey is trying hard to carve out a new international role, attempting to leverage the unrest generated by the Arab Spring to garner wider influence throughout the Mideast and beyond. The larger story, the part that transcends the Turkish thrust/counter-thrust, is far more intriguing. Shifting regional alignments offer a wealth of possibilities for savvy Israeli initiatives in a wider sphere of ripening influence. Indeed, a true sea change is imminent for the Israel in the heart of the Balkans.

Abbas: Get Out Now, or No 2-State Solution

16 Sivan 5772 – June 6, 2012
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to withdraw from all lands it occupied in 1967, warning that the two-state solution may not...

Row of IAF Aircraft in the Moonlight

14 Sivan 5772 – June 4, 2012
The moon shines above the row of Israeli fighter airctaft in Decimommanu, Sardinia, more than a thousand miles away from home. The IAF often...

Hebrew Inscription Provides Oldest Archaeological Evidence of Jews in Iberia

8 Sivan 5772 – May 29, 2012
Discovered in a Roman-era excavation near the city of Silves, Portugal by archaeologists from the German Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the discovery predates the previous oldest evidence of Jews in Iberia by nearly a century.

Report: IDF Engages Terrorist Squad at Gaza Border, Injures 7

25 Iyyar 5772 – May 17, 2012
IDF spokesperson: "Terrorists approach the security fence in order to place explosives, plan terror attacks, and attempt to kidnap IDF soldiers, endangering Israeli civilians and security forces stationed in the region."

Arab Children with Cancer Meet Alpine Soldiers on Mt. Hermon

16 Iyyar 5772 – May 8, 2012
Last year, Arab children diagnosed with cancer visited Israel's only ski resort located in Mt. Hermon, in northern Israel. The children, accompanied by parents...

Why Boycotts on Products from Judea and Samaria are Counterproductive

8 Iyyar 5772 – April 30, 2012
Boycotts on products from Judea and Samaria harm Palestinian livelihood. The simple truth is that industry in Judea and Samaria are imperative for Palestinian livelihood.

Cartoon Rehab: It’s Miller Time, Sort Of

7 Iyyar 5772 – April 29, 2012
Today's cartoon is from Al-Watan (Qatar), from way back in May 13, 2003. The U.S. and Israel are shown eating from two sides of an apple that represents “the Arab states.” According to the middle-east-info.org, where we found it, this cartoon is noteworthy because it was published in Qatar, home to the Al Jazeera TV network. Qatar is considered by many in the U.S. State Department to be a U.S. ally and a relatively moderate state.

Cartoon Rehab: Toon Gets Tattooed

5 Iyyar 5772 – April 27, 2012
This one took the Photoshop equivalent of plastic surgery. The depiction of both the vampire-like Jewish person and the dead child in his arms is so vile, I had to fix every little aspect of the image.

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