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Kerry: Bomb Attacks in Lebanon Inconclusive

Was that a nod to Hezbollah and Nasrallah, or am I just being paranoid?

Peace Talks Have ‘Intensified,’ Kerry Says

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said “all the core issues are on the table” in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians that...

9/11 Spreads in the Middle East

Al Qaeda brought down the Twin Towers 12 years ago. With the help of other terrorists, it is bringing down Mideast regimes, banking on chaos to spread its policy of destruction of the West.

Israel and Palestinian Authority Resume Secret Talks

Israeli and Palestinian Authority negotiators met for a second round of hush-hush peace talks on Tuesday, reportedly in Jericho. The first round of talks was...

Ban Ki-Moon Tries New Sales Pitch to Stab Israel in the Back

Beware of false friends. Ban Ki-moon tries to soften up Israel by admitting that the U.N. sometimes is biased against Israel, but not to worry, because peace is on the way.

Obama Meets with Israeli and PA Negotiators

Lest anyone forget who gets the blame for the failure of the renewed peace talks or for the"credit" of any agreement to hold water, Obama put in his two cents and met with PA and Israeli negotiators Tuesday.

Abbas’ Fatah Party Lauds Female Terrorist as ‘Master of the World’

Abbas' Fatah party Facebook page tells the truth about terrorism and the “peace process.” It posted a picture of three notorious female terrorists, each one a ”master of the world.” Now let’s talk peace?

Cabinet OKs ‘Peace Process’ Referendum, Delays Vote on Terrorists

Netanyahu threw a sugar pill at the Cabinet by proposing a change in the Basic Law for a national referendum before giving Israeli land to the PA. The Cabinet is contemplating swallowing the bitter pill – freeing terrorists.

Egyptian Army Declares War on Protesters; 100 Dead

American democracy fails again in the Middle East. The Egyptian army killed approximately 100 pro-Morsi demonstrators, wounded nearly 2,000. Several victims were shot in the head.

Senior Official: Israel’s EU Embassy Failed

On the right, many have been telling Prime Minister Netanyahu to consider severing the European involvement in the peace process

Netanyahu Opens ‘Direct Talks’ with Abbas: Greetings on Ramadan

Who says Netanyahu does not want peace with Abbas? He picked up the phone to wish him greetings on Ramadan. Why didn’t Kerry think of that? Maybe Arabs will call tonight and wish Bibi a good fast.”

Egypt Crushes Hamas, Plans All-Out War on Sinai Terrorists

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.

PA Touts Kerry’s Return while He Stays at Wife’s Hospital Bed

Big Lie, big explosion. Media spread a story yesterday that Kerry will be back in town this week. Today, the PA claims Bibi met with PA honchos. Abbas forgot that Kerry’s wife is in critical condition.

Kerry Sweating to Save Face and Announce ‘Peace Talks’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has turned his schedule upside down to keep his three-ring circus from collapsing under his “peace tent” that...

Arab Incitement: Israel to Raze Al Aqsa Mosque, Build Holy Temple

Here’s good reason for Israel’s saying that UNESCO has been hijacked by the PA agenda. ”Israel planning to raze Al-Aqsa to build ‘second temple,” Screams Saudi Gazette headline. PS: They can’t count.

EU Backs Off Condemning Settlements before Kerry Visits Israel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has succeeded in convincing the European Union to back off from passing another critical resolution of a Jewish presence in...

Kerry Heads to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait before Visiting Israel

Globe-trotting U.S. Secretary of State John Kelly has left India for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait before flying to Jordan and Israel later this week...

Abbas Surrenders to Reality, Accepts Prime Minister’s Resignation

Abbas never surrenders to Israel but shows he knows the meaning of the word. Just before Kerry flies into town, Abbas finally accepts the resignation of his three-week prime minister.

Israel Bows to PA and EU Threat, Stops Building in ‘East’ Jerusalem

Threats work again on Bibi. Israel has not started to build one single home in “East” Jerusalem for Jews this year after a joint Palestinian Authority-EU threat to sue Israel in international court.

State Dept. Shows Faint Signs of Dumping ‘Peace Process’

Kerry’s June 7 deadline is long gone. Jewish housing starts in Judea and Samaria soar. So why is Kerry coming to Israel again? Nothing official, but you read it here first: Obama may be ready to give up.

PA Pulls Out ‘War Crime’ Threat if Direct Talks Don’t Resume

Decline and Fall of the ‘Peace Process’, Chapter 2,543: If Israel does not agree to PA unconditional conditions for non-negotiated negotiations for a PA state, it will charge Israel with war crimes.

Arabs Stage Mass Protests Same Day Kerry’s Deadline for Talks

Leave it to John Kerry and his Foggy Bottom aides to come up with the idea, intentional or not, to make the anniversary of the Six-Day War as the deadline for talks. Instead, Arabs plan mass protest.

Kerry Asking Palestinians for an Extension to Revive Talks

The PLO will not "offer political concessions in exchange for economic benefits."

Kerry Huffs and Puffs and Abbas Blows Him Down

No one believes in Kerry more than Kerry. He blew into town a self-proclaimed “peace for money” program” bolder than Oslo.” Abbas has rejected land for peace. Now he rejects money for peace.

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