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Elliot Abrams: Americans Support Israeli Strike on Iran; Iranians Don’t Fear Obama

“They do not think it’s possible. They do not think it’s in the cards. I think that is one of the reasons diplomacy has failed – and it has failed,” he said.

Former Cheney Aide: Obama, Like Bush Before Him, Won’t Strike Iran

JERUSALEM – In a column appearing in the Israeli daily Yisrael Hayom, David Wurmser, who served as senior Middle East adviser to former vice president Dick Cheney, warned the Israeli government that President Obama would not assist the Jewish state if it launched a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear and military installations.

Bibi and Barak Battle for Israeli Public Opinion Over Iran

When four of out four newspapers in Israel deal with any single subject one can count on the fact that there is a deliberate effort by some personnel to set the headlines on fire.

It’s My Opinion: Weathering The Storm

South Florida will soon be marking the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, the last Category 5 hurricane to strike the United States. The storm hit South Miami-Dade county on August 24, 1992. It left a path of devastation.

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An Arab inspects a terrorist's motorcycle that was hit by an Israeli air strike in Dir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, Tuesday. The...

The Big Gorilla at the Presidential Conference

The most realistic and helpful comments on Iran came today from Gabi Ashkenazi. He says that the military option is and should be the last option and yet it must remain on the table because if other options are to succeed, the only way it can succeed is if the threat of military action remains.

Ninety Year Old Man Joins Hunger-Strike Against Ulpana Neighborhood Relocation

Avraham Nocham, an artist, explained that he has decided to join the strike out of empathy and identification with the strikers’ objectives. "I am very sensitive to these issues. Many times the development of these incidents is frightening. I have come to join the struggle and strike in hope of a positive outcome."

Report: Israel Uncovers Terrorist Plot to Abduct Israelis, Hatched in Israeli Prisons

The revelation is particularly disturbing because Israel recently agreed to ease restrictions on Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails so that they would end their hunger strike. An explicit term of the agreement required the prisoners to sign a pledge forswearing terrorist activity.

J.E. Dyer: Reflections on Ambassador Shapiro’s ‘We’re ready to attack’ comments in Israel

For the United States, issuing attack threats in the manner of Hugo Chavez is not a convincing posture. I don’t know if the Israelis will find it reassuring; I suspect the Europeans and Iranians will find it annoying, and decide to ignore it.

Prisoners’ Hunger Strike Ended, Promising a Restrained ‘Nakba Day’ Tuesday

On Monday night, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners agreed to end their hunger strike after winning concessions from Israel to improve their conditions, both sides announced. Earlier in the week, concern had been rising about the effect the death of one of the strikers might have on Tuesday's 'Nakba Day' protests.

Palestinian Hunger Strikers Not Innocent

You will recall that over 1000 prisoners, including some multiple murderers, were released in the ‘exchange’ for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit. Many of the ones that are left were not part of the deal because they were considered more dangerous or because their crimes were more vicious.

Hunger Striking Gandhi’s Killer Hospitalized

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said Sunday it holds Israel responsible for the life of the group's imprisoned leader, Ahmad Saadat,...

Islamic Jihad Terrorist Khader Adnan Released, Keeping with Hunger Strike-Ending Deal

Ranking Islamic Jihad official Khader Adnan, who went on a 66-day hunger strike over his detention by Israel, has been released in keeping with the deal reached with him to end his hunger strike in February. One day before his release on Tuesday, some 2,300 Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails began an open-ended hunger strike, synchronized with Palestinian rallies marking "Prisoners' Day."

2,300 Palestinian Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike

"Palestinian Prisoner's day" is the latest attempt to load the Palestinian calendar with days of mass mobilization and action, with the higher aim of embarrassing Israel and pressuring it to make concessions. Among the demands being made are an end to administrative detention and access to newspapers and more television channels.

Nuke Negotiations With Iran Put Possible Israeli Attack On Backburner

JERUSALEM – The latest round of negotiations between the West and Iran, designed to force the latter to abandon its nuclear weapons program, has for now seemingly prevented the IDF from proceeding with what many believe to be its planned preemptive strike against key Iranian nuclear installations.

IAF Kills Shalit Kidnapper, Palestinian Rocket Attacks Met with Firm Retaliation, ‘Iron Dome’ Successful

While the Air Force continues to attack Gaza and rocket attacks on communities in the south persist, following the killing of Gilad Shalit's kidnapper, both Israel's Prime Minister and Minister of Defense are threatening terrorist organizations in Gaza. In conversation with mayors in the south, Netanyahu said: "We'll arm ourselves with additional Iron Dome systems, which have tested well again." Barak: "No one in Gaza is immune." IDF Chief of Staff: "We will respond aggressively to every rocket launch against Israel."

As IAEA Fails, Lieberman Says: Israel Will Decide Whether to Bomb Iran

As atomic energy watchdogs reported being denied access to critical Iranian nuclear facilities, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told reporters that Israel alone would make the decisions necessary for the security of its citizens.

Iran Blocks Access to Nuke Facilities, IAEA Leaves

According to news agencies, after two days of talks on Iran’s nuclear program, UN nuclear experts have left Tehran without reaching a deal, adding...

State Relents, Khader Adnan Ends 65-day Hunger Strike

Ranking Islamic Jihad official Khader Adnan has ended his 65-day hunger strike after the State Prosecutor announced that under current circumstances, it would not...

Israeli Missile Defense Test a ‘Milestone’

Israeli Defense Ministry: The test of a joint Israeli-American Arrow missile defense system "provides confidence in operational Israeli capabilities to defeat the developing ballistic missile threat."

Airport Customs Inspectors Block Gateway to Israel – Literally

As part of the nationwide strike yesterday, passengers found their path into Israel barricaded.

Israeli Labor Strike Causes Closures, Delays

Israel’s main labor union, the Histadrut, declared a general strike on Wednesday impacting services across the country.

General Strike in Israel Still Planned for Wednesday

The Histadrut is demanding that the government employ contracted workers so that their conditions are on par with workers on the government employees.

General Strike to Take Place in Israel on Wednesday

The strike is expected to paralyze financial, government, and transportation sectors.

Obama: Israel Has Not Decided Whether to Attack Iran

Obama describes the cooperation between the US and Israel as unprecedented

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