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  • As Expected – Land Day Turns Violent

    03/30/2012 5:24:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Land Day turned violent Friday when Arabs began hurling Molotov cocktails and stones at soldiers near the Kalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem. The riots began after Friday afternoon Muslim prayers – often a starting point for violence – when dozens of masked Arab youths began rioting at the checkpoint. Soldiers responded with teargas and deployed the "Skunk" – a vehicle loaded with canons spraying a noxious-smelling liquid. A machine that transmits high frequency sound waves was also employed. Israel Radio reported several protesters were lightly injured in the clashes and taken to the hosptial. Hamas parliament member Ahmed Atoun was...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Plans to Cancel Peace Pact with Israel

    01/01/2012 5:43:39 AM PST · by Never A Dull Moment · 36 replies · 3+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/2012 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Muslim Brotherhood comes up with a neat trick to break the peace treaty with Israel without formally doing so. Egypt’s next likely ruling party says it simply will hold a plebiscite and let the people do it. Rashad Bayoumi, deputy Supreme Leader of the Brotherhood, told the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat on Sunday it respects international treaties and will leave the issue of the peace treaty in the hands of the people. The pact was signed by then-Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, but a "cold peace" has set in over the past several years.
  • The Year We Lost Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia and Most of the Middle East

    01/01/2012 4:28:48 AM PST · by expat1000 · 29 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Saturday, December 31, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    About the only people having a Happy New Year in the Muslim world aren't the Christians who are huddling and waiting out the storm, but the Islamists who use a different calendar but are having the best time of their lives since the last Caliphate. The news that the Obama Administration has brought in genocidal Muslim Brotherhood honcho Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to discuss terms of surrender for the transfer of Afghanistan to the Taliban caps a year in which the Brotherhood and the Salafists are looking up carve up Egypt, the Islamists won Tunisia's elections, Turkey's Islamist AKP Party purged the...
  • Why is Obama Rewarding Turkey with Attack Helicopters?

    10/02/2011 12:19:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | October 2, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    If Obama were a poker player holding a full house, he’d fold to let the guy across the table with a pair of twos feel like a winner. Not even Jimmy Carter​ was so adverse to squandering leverage when dealing with friends and foes. Turkey has changed. During the last few months, Turkey has acted far more as an adversary than as an ally. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threw a diplomatic temper tantrum when the UN’s Palmer Commission found largely in Israel’s favor with regard to Israel’s enforcement of a blockade against the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. In its wake: •Erdoğan has...
  • The invisible war against Israel has already begun

    10/01/2011 9:09:17 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Jerusalem Prayer Team ^ | 10/1/11 | Mike Evans
    The invisible economic war against Israel has already begun. Some countries are planning to impose new sanctions against Israeli products, while others will raise tariffs and make trade more difficult. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called this week for the nations of the world to “put pressure” on Israel to force them to make concessions in the name of peace. This is a deliberate attempt to destroy Israel’s economy. This is new warfare for the modern age—before the rockets fly and the tanks roll, and the boycotts and economic sanctions fall. The OPEC nations are using their vast oil wealth...
  • Obama Sold Turkey Drones (Predators)

    09/26/2011 1:07:58 PM PDT · by mojito · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/26/2011 | Lee Smith
    Yesterday, the Turkish media reported, “Turkey … agreed with the US on a deal involving the transfer of US-engineered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that could prove crucial in combating terrorism.” The Predator drones, expected to be delivered in June 2012, are supposed to help the Turks combat terrorists, which in Ankara’s narrow definition means the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) crossing into Turkey from the Iraq border. The Predators, said Turkish defense minister İsmet Yilmaz, “are UAVs with better qualities and features than the [Israeli-made] Herons.” Ankara, the report explains, was “disappointed by Israel's failure to return six Herons it had...
  • Can Israel Survive?

    09/22/2011 4:40:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Will Israel survive? That question hasn't really been asked since 1967. Then, a far weaker Israel was surrounded on all sides by Arab dictatorships that were equipped with sophisticated weapons from their nuclear patron, the Soviet Union. But now, things are far worse for the Jewish state. Egyptian mobs just tried to storm the Israeli embassy in Cairo and kill any Israelis they could get their hands on. Whatever Egyptian government emerges, it will be more Islamist than before -- and may renounce the peace accords with Israel. One thing unites Syrian and Libyan dissidents: They seem to hate Israel...
  • Turkey Predicts Alliance With Egypt as Regional Anchors

    09/18/2011 7:44:29 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 18 September 2011 | Anthony Shadid
    ANKARA, Turkey — A newly assertive Turkey offered on Sunday a vision of a starkly realigned Middle East, where the country’s former allies in Syria and Israel fall into deeper isolation, and a burgeoning alliance with Egypt underpins a new order in a region roiled by revolt and revolution.
  • IDF Prepares to Call Up Reserves

    09/14/2011 11:46:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/11 | Chana Yaar
    he Israel Defense Forces are preparing for the possibility of Palestinian Authority Arab riots beginning September 20, when the PA will bring its statehood bid to the United Nations. Israel's military will begin to call up its reserves, probably starting this Sunday, September 18, sources said Thursday. Arutz Sheva has been informed that the residents of the Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria have warned the Arab residents of PA-controlled areas that if they approach the security fences surrounding their towns, the response will be “unequivocal.” The warning comes in the wake of threats by PA Arabs to march on...
  • U.S. Scrambles to Avert Palestinian Vote at U.N

    09/14/2011 8:06:03 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Published: September 13, 2011 | By STEVEN LEE MYERS and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    WASHINGTON — The United States faced increasing pressure on Tuesday as the Palestinian quest for statehood gained support from Turkey and other countries, even as the Obama administration sought an 11th-hour compromise that would avoid a confrontation at the United Nations next week.
  • Report: Turkish warplanes now able to fire at Israeli targets

    09/13/2011 3:57:39 AM PDT · by sumocide · 17 replies
    ynet ^ | 13/9/2011 | Aviel Magnezi
    Ankara's Star Gazete says country's new F-16 radar system modified to recategorize Israeli targets as hostile. Order said to come directly from PM Erdogan's office; naval, submarine radar systems to be changed next Turkey has developed a new radar system for its US-made F-16 fighter jets that will allow them to fire at Israeli targets, Ankara's Star Gazete reported on Tuesday. The orders to modify the system reportedly came directly from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office. The new radar system – Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) – is a defensive command and control system developed by Turkey's Military...
  • Turkish Prime Minister: Israel's Attack on the Mavi Marmara Constitutes a Casus Belli, there...

    09/12/2011 2:25:04 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | September11, 2011 | Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan, which aired on the Al-Jazeera network on September 11, 2011. Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan: The measures we have taken are only the beginning. As you know, we have taken five measures, and we will see the results of these measures in the days, weeks, and perhaps months to come. Israel must realize that it is accountable for its actions, past and present. It will realize this. We have seen that Israel has never observed any of the resolutions issued by the UN General Assembly or Security Council. Israel...
  • Turkey agrees to host early warning radar as part of NATO's missile defence shield

    09/02/2011 3:32:10 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/2/11 | N/A
    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey has agreed to host an early warning radar as part of NATO's missile defence system aimed at countering ballistic missile threats from neighbouring Iran, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Friday. A ministry statement emailed to journalists said discussions on NATO-member Turkey's contribution to the alliance missile defence shield had reached "their final stages."
  • Turkey expels Israeli ambassador over Gaza flotilla row

    09/02/2011 3:24:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 September 2011
    Turkey has expelled the Israeli ambassador over Israel's refusal to apologise for last-year's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla. Officials in Ankara said it was also suspending all remaining military agreements with Israel. The announcement came as a UN report on the raid, in which nine activists were killed, was due to be published. Turkey has insisted that Israel apologise for the raid but it has consistently refused to do so.
  • 'Netanyahu refused Clinton's call to apologize to Turkey'

    08/17/2011 5:27:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-17-11 | HERB KEINON
    PM reportedly says Israel doesn't plan to apologize to Turkey before publication of Palmer report, which places some responsibility for Gaza flotilla fiasco on Turkey’s shoulders. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu refused requests by US Secretary of State Hilliary Clinton on Tuesday to apologize to Turkey for the deaths of nine IHH activists aboard the Mavi Marmara in May 2010, Army Radio reported on Wednesday. Netanyahu said that Israel does not plan to apologize to Turkey at the moment because it is still waiting for the publication of the Palmer report, Army Radio said. The report, whose details have been widely...
  • Report: NY Times, CNN, & CBS to Ride Along With Anti-Israel Gaza Flotilla

    06/27/2011 11:38:52 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 35 replies
    prophecynewswatch.com/The Blaze ^ | June 23, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    A correspondent for the liberal magazine The Nation is reporting that CNN and CBS have sent camera crews to join the new Gaza flotilla preparing to set sail from Greece in order to break an Israeli navy blockade. He also says he’s heard the New York Times has sent a reporter. The messages came from Joseph Dana, who is in Greece and will be riding along with the flotilla, and his Twitter account. At first glance, it might not seem odd that major news outlets are supposedly sending crews to cover the flotilla considering the debacle that ensued when the...
  • 2nd Freedom Flotilla to Gaza {anti-Israel alert]

    06/19/2011 9:13:12 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Malu 'Aina ^ | June 19th, 2011 | Jim Albertini
    Honolulu residents, Ret. Army Colonel and State Dept. diplomat, Ann Wright, and Carol Murry, a public health doctor, will be part of the upcoming 2nd Freedom Flotilla, due to sail in late June for Gaza on the U.S. flagged ship –The Audacity of Hope.
  • Obama Inspired Ship to Join IHH Gaza Flotilla

    06/05/2011 3:37:15 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 06/03/11, | Gavriel Queenann
    A ship flying US colors and carrying 34 passengers is set to joint this year's Gaza-bound, IHH-sponsored “Freedom Flotilla 2” in June, the New York Times reported. This year's American vessel, named The Audacity of Hope after US President Barack Obama’s best-selling book, is being organized by an American group called “US Boat to Gaza.”
  • Obama Inspired Ship to Join IHH Gaza Flotilla

    06/04/2011 3:44:21 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 28 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 3, 1011 | Gavriel Queenann
    A ship flying US colors and carrying 34 passengers is set to joint this year's Gaza-bound, IHH-sponsored “Freedom Flotilla 2” in June, the New York Times reported. snip This year's American vessel, named The Audacity of Hope after US President Barack Obama’s best-selling book, is being organized by an American group called “US Boat to Gaza.” Obama links to the Audacity do not end there, however. Prof. Rashid Khalidi, director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a friend from Obama’s time in Chicago, is among the supporters of an appeal launched...
  • There is a small war starting along Gaza border

    03/22/2011 10:12:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    haaretz ^ | 3/22/11 | Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff
    What began as a local escalation is steadily transforming into a broader conflict that the sides will apparently have difficulty stopping. While the headlines are focusing on the Katsav trial, the protests in Syria and the implications of the earthquake in Japan, a small war has been going on for a week now along the Gaza border. Israeli communities near the border are receiving a daily dose of mortars and rockets, and the Israel Air Force has been attacking Gaza. What began as a local escalation is steadily transforming into a broader conflict that the sides will apparently have difficulty...