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  • New Radar Systems Introduced to Secure Gaza Border

    03/19/2012 10:07:56 PM PDT · by U-238 · 13 replies
    Defense Professionals ^ | Florit Shoihet
    The unique qualities of the new radars, “Baron” and “Baroness”, are thanks to a revolutionary new scanning technology. The radars are equipped with a wide view scanner, allowing them to view an entire area without rotating like traditional radars, eliminating blind spots. The new radar can scan an entire section of the border, tracking multiple targets simultaneously without rotating and leaving an area vulnerable. The radar is also sensitive to objects moving at low speeds, able to pick up lizards and trees waving in the breeze. The radar, made by Elta Systems, is based on technology that allows it to...
  • Israeli Official: Iranian Military Experts Operating In Gaza, Sinai

    03/19/2012 4:27:23 AM PDT · by edpc · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 19 Mar 2012 | Avi Issacharoff
    Iranian military experts are active in the Gaza Strip and in Sinai, according to a high-ranking official in Jerusalem. The official said the Iranians entered the areas via Sudan and Egypt, and added that some of the rocket-launching systems in Gaza were manufactured under Iranian supervision. The senior source also claimed that Islamic Jihad continued to fire rockets at Israel even after the recent cease-fire was announced because the Iranians pressured that organization, and the popular resistance groups, to continue acting against Israel.
  • Prosor Slams Security Council Over Silence on Rockets[citizens in shock,children remain home]

    03/13/2012 6:09:48 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 5 replies
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | First Publish: 3/14/2012, 1:13 AM | By Elad Benari
    Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, on Tuesday presented a letter of complaint to the UN Security Council and to the organization's Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, over the Council’s silence in the face of the continued rocket attacks on southern Israel. “250 missiles since Friday, a rocket every 20 minutes, and zero response from the Security Council,” Prosor wrote in the letter, reminding Ban that “during your visit to Israel you met with children from the south and saw the situation for yourself. Yesterday you told the members of the Council that the firing of rockets at Israel's...
  • Video: ‘The Wise Men’ of 2005: No Rocket Threat after Gaza Exit

    03/12/2012 9:22:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/3/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyah
    In what many would say is a parallel to the “Wise Men of Chelm," Knesset Members in 2005 said it is “ridiculous” to think terrorists will hit Ashkelon after the exit from Gaza. Arutz Sheva now presents a video of an Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) television in 2009, when the IDF entered Gaza in the counterterrorist Cast Lead campaign against terroroists, aired a Channel Two program, in which Amit Segal viewed promising speeches in 2005 on behalf of the “Disengagement” program to exit Gaza. VIDEO
  • Some 100 rockets hit Israel since Friday

    03/10/2012 9:16:55 PM PST · by Milagros · 15 replies
    Ynet ^ | Mar 10 2012
    Some 100 rockets hit Israel since Friday Iron Dome intercepts 27 out of 30 rockets fired at Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon; IAF kills 15 Islamic Jihad operatives in Gaza strikes. Gantz: IDF to respond with determination to any attack Ilana Curiel Latest Update: 03.10.12, 12:04 / Israel News 
  • Gaza Militants Fire Rockets At Israeli South; Casualties, Damage Reported

    03/09/2012 5:20:39 PM PST · by edpc · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9 Mar 2012 | Yanir Yagna, Gili Cohen and Avi Issacharoff
    Rocket barrage from Gaza continues. Over 40 rockets were fired from Gaza to Israel’s southern cities and towns. Eight people were injured, some damage was reported. Rockets had also fallen in Be’er Sheva, Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Netivot, and Ashkelon; these rockets either fell in open area or were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, causing no damage, or casualties.
  • Horrible… Obama Tells AIPAC He Supported Israel After Gaza Flotilla Interception …(Not True)

    03/04/2012 9:48:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/4/12 | Jim Hoft
    This was the winning photo of the year in Turkey in 2010 – a battered and bloody Israeli soldier aboard the Mavi Marmara. Nine people were killed onboard the Gaza-bound Turkish ship after IDF troops who raided it encountered violent resistance by “peace activists” armed with an assortment of weapons. The “peace activists” threw stun grenades and beat the Israeli soldiers with pipes and chains. In August 2011 the Obama Administration warned Israel to apologize to Turkey over its bloody interception of a Gaza aid flotilla in 2010, or risk strained ties with Washington. There were also reports that Barack...
  • 'March to Jerusalem' Wants To Bring 1 Million Arabs to Border

    02/23/2012 4:19:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 2/23/12 | yRachel Hirshfeld
    Deja Vu: Another "March to Jerusalem" aims at rallying one million people to march on Israel’s borders from surrounding countries. An attempt is being made by the BDS movement to have a ‘Global March to Jerusalem’ on March 30, to coincide with the so-called “Palestinian Land Day,” in a repeat of the failed Naqba Day attempt last year. “The concept behind it is to have a million people marching on Israel’s borders from all the surrounding countries – Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt,” CiF Watch reported. The BDS movement declares, “Commemorating Land Day, the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) invites...
  • The tunnels of Gaza and Tijuana

    02/21/2012 7:18:22 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2-21-12
    There are two places in the world where an international border is undermined by a series of tunnels used by smugglers. I’m at one of them now, the border between southern California and the Tijuana area of Mexico. In the past four years, U.S. authorities have discovered at least 75 tunnels along the length of the 1,950-mile border, many around Tijuana. After several days along the border, I am struck by the proximity of buildings on the Mexican side to the warehouses on the U.S. side. The nearest buildings are probably the length of two football fields from each other...
  • The end of Palestine

    02/16/2012 5:42:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/15/2012 | MICHAEL FREUND
    I never thought I would say this, but those of us on the Israeli Right owe a debt of gratitude to Mahmoud Abbas. I never thought I would say this, but those of us on the Israeli Right owe a debt of gratitude to Mahmoud Abbas. By forging a unity agreement with Hamas earlier this month in Doha, Qatar, the Palestinian Authority president has inadvertently corroborated one of the central tenets of our political philosophy: the Palestinians cannot and must not be granted a state. Ever since the signing of the Oslo Accords in September 1993, we have warned against...
  • Palestinians hurl shoes at visiting U.N. chief

    02/02/2012 8:36:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 2, 2012
    Gaza Strip - Palestinians tried to block the U.N. chief from entering the Gaza Strip and flung shoes at his armored convoy on Thursday, the second day of Ban Ki-moon's mission to the region. About 40 relatives of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails for a range of violent attacks gathered at the Erez Crossing between Gaza and Israel. Some swung their signs and wooden sticks at Ban's convoy in protest. Three of them threw slippers at his car and another hurled a boot — an insulting gesture. Speaking to reporters, Ban thanked the people of Gaza for their "warm...
  • A portrait of Muslim Brotherhood's supreme authority

    03/01/2011 11:49:43 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 8 replies
    Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, who preached in Tahrir Square 10 days ago, loathes Israel, justifies suicide bombings against its civilians. 1. Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Abdallah al-Qaradawi is a central figure affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. He was expelled from Egypt and found refuge in Qatar, operating from there throughout the Muslim world. 2. Many consider him the supreme religious and ideological authority for the Muslim Brotherhood, although he is not officially its leader. (In the past, he refused to accept the title of the Muslim Brotherhood’s General Guide). He is influential in Egypt and considered one of the most important Sunni...
  • The Jihad Will Be YouTubed

    01/01/2012 3:26:29 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies
    FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel ^ | December 15, 2011 | by Raffaello Pantucci
    The Jihad Will Be YouTubed by Raffaello Pantucci December 15, 2011 FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel SNIPPET: "While clearly the technology to make such videos is something that is universal, it does seem as though it is aspirant jihadists in the West who find it easiest to use. There was no evidence that Gul was being directed by foreign terrorist organizations to produce his material, and his case shows the continued existence of young Westerners producing radical material on their own. It may indeed be the case that the virtual armies have yet to fully emerge as active warriors...
  • Gaza human rights activist stabbed for exposing Hamas use of human shields

    01/18/2012 5:21:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/18/12 | Carl In Jerusalem
    You have to love Hamas. They're just so subtle. Hamas has sent some of its goons to attack Mahmoud Abu Rahma after Abu Rahma exposed Hamas' use of Gaza citizens as human shields. The stabbing in Gaza of a Palestinian rights activist after he exposed Hamas' contempt for its own people by using them as human shields, and after he criticized the radical Islamic group for torture, abuse and trampling free speech, should be strongly condemned by the United Nations—both as an attack on the victim’s human rights, and on the idea of freedom of expression. Masked attackers on Friday...
  • Gaza: Mysterious Blast Hits Home of Senior Terrorist

    01/14/2012 11:08:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/12
    Palestinian officials say that at least one person was killed in an explosion that hit a Rafah home of a senior terrorist, Popular Resistance Committees Secretary-General Zuheir Qeisi. At least six other Palestinians were wounded....
  • Ron Paul’s Son.. Won’t Comment on Father’s Past Comparison of Gaza to “Concentration Camp”

    01/16/2012 11:34:20 AM PST · by mnehring · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Ron Paul’s Son Sen. Rand Paul Won’t Comment on Father’s Past Comparison of Gaza to “Concentration Camp”; Israelis Suprised Congressman Made Analogy Supporters of Ron Paul have been trying to make the case their candidate is pro-Israel despite his past statements and opposition to foreign aid to the Jewish state. Their job got a little harder after a two-year-old interview Rep. Paul gave to Iran’s Press TV was recently posted on YouTube in which he compared Israel’s treatment of Gaza to that of a Nazi concentration camp. In the 2009 interview, Paul talks about the “tragedy of Gaza,” comparing it...
  • The land-for-peace hoax

    01/07/2012 6:14:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | january 6, 2012 | Caroline Glick
    The rise of the forces of jihadist Islam in Egypt places the US and other Western powers in an uncomfortable position. The US is the guarantor of Egypt's peace treaty with Israel. That treaty is based on the proposition of land for peace. Israel gave Egypt the Sinai in 1982 and in exchange it received a peace treaty with Egypt. Now that the Islamists are poised to take power, the treaty is effectively null and void. The question naturally arises: Will the US act in accordance with its role as guarantor of the peace and demand that the new Egyptian...
  • Hamas’ New Logic: Lack of Jews in Gaza Forces It into Violence

    01/04/2012 7:19:26 AM PST · by ncfool · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | January 4, 2012 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Hamas’ New Logic: Lack of Jews in Gaza Forces It into Violence Hamas says that if only Jews still were in Gaza, it would be able to stage peaceful protests. Without them, the only choice is violence. The odd logic was stated by senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar, who explained why the terrorist organization cannot agree to non-violence protests, such as the Arab Spring uprisings. "Against whom could we demonstrate in the Gaza Strip? When Gaza was occupied, that model was applicable," Zahar was quoted as saying by the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency.
  • Mortar Shells From Gaza Contained Phosphorous

    01/01/2012 8:45:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    BJL ^ | 1/1/12 | Yaakov Lapin and Jpost Staff
    The chemical is designed to ignite a fire around the impact zone and is banned by international law for use near civilians. Two mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip into the rural Eshkol Regional Council on Sunday morning contained phosphorous, security forces confirmed. The shells landed in open fields, causing no injuries or damage. Mortars containing phosphorous fired from Gaza have landed in Israeli territory in the past. Phosphorous is designed to ignite a fire around the impact zone. The chemical is banned by international law for use near civilians. The mortar attack follows an Israeli air strike on...
  • Israel Kills al Qaeda-Linked Chief in Gaza Strike

    12/30/2011 11:33:53 AM PST · by Nachum
    BJL ^ | 12/30/11 | Saleh Salem and Dan Williams
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters)- Israel killed the leader of an al Qaeda-inspired faction in the Gaza Strip on Friday, accusing him of involvement in firing rockets and a planned attack on the Jewish state from the neighboring Egyptian Sinai. The deadly air strike was Israel's second against a Salafi Islamist militant this week. Militants identified him as Momen Abu Daf, chief of the Army of Islam, among a loose network of Palestinian groups which profess allegiance to al Qaeda and have been reinforced by volunteers who slip in from the Sinai. Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers, who have sometimes reined in more radical...