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  • India picks Israel's Spike anti-tank missile over U.S. Javelin - source

    10/25/2014 6:22:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | NIGAM PRUSTY
    (Reuters) - India has opted to buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on Saturday, rejecting a rival U.S. offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win. India will buy at least 8,000 Spike missiles and more than 300 launchers in a deal worth 32 billion rupees ($525 million), the source said after a meeting of India's Defence Acquisition Council. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's five-month-old government wants to clear a backlog of defence orders and boost India's firepower, amid recent border tensions with China and heavy exchanges of fire with Pakistan across the...
  • Israeli official: EU proposal to negotiate West Bank redlines is a death warrant

    10/24/2014 4:25:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/23/2014 06:25 | Herb Keinon
    The European Union is asking Jerusalem to weave the rope with which they will come to hang Israel, a senior diplomatic official said Wednesday in response to reports that the EU is interested in negotiating with Israel over its redlines in the West Bank. Haaretz on Wednesday published an internal document drawn up by EU officials in Brussels that outlined the content of a sharp message regarding Israel’s construction beyond the Green Line and its policies in the West Bank that the EU’s Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen has been instructed to deliver at the “highest possible level” in the...
  • UN chief 'shocked and alarmed' by Gaza tunnels

    10/24/2014 1:35:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Irael Hayom ^ | 15 October 2014 | Shlomo Cesana, Gadi Golan, Daniel Siryoti
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits southern Israel, Gaza Strip • Ban: The build-destroy, build-destroy cycle in Gaza must be broken • Ban tours terror tunnel near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, calls threats posed by rockets and tunnels "not acceptable." The U.N. Human Rights Council's investigation of Operation Protective Edge will go ahead as planned, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the two met in Jerusalem earlier this week. Israel tried to convince Ban that an internal Israeli probe of the recent Gaza operation would be sufficient, but Ban made clear he would await the results of the...
  • Jordan says Russia can help solve Israeli-Arab conflict

    10/24/2014 1:03:49 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 10/2/2014 | Justin Jalil
    Jordan’s king told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow plays a pivotal role in efforts to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, during a meeting between the two in Moscow Wednesday. “The world should realize that without Russia, it is nearly impossible to make serious progress in the region,” King Abdullah II said, in a meeting that highlighted security and economic cooperation between the two nations, according to the Russian news agency TASS. “Of course, we are very grateful to Russia for the role it plays in the Mideast region.”
  • Russia and Israel: A Beautiful Friendship?

    10/24/2014 12:29:32 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/2014 | Michael Curtis
    When Bob Dylan sang “For the times they are a-changin’” he was not referring to relations between Israel and Russia, but his lyrics might just fit at the present time. No one can speak of a Russian tropical heat wave towards Israel but it isn’t surprising the temperature’s rising. The relationship may be heading to a beautiful friendship if not the beginning of love...
  • Tufts University Hosting Islamists to Train Students in ‘Direct Action’

    10/24/2014 12:08:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    free beacon ^ | 10/24/14 | Adam Kredo
    A controversial Islamist group will gather at Tufts University on Friday for a weekend-long conference that will include training students to take “direct action” against pro-Israel and Jewish students on U.S. campuses, according to a schedule of the conference obtained by the Free Beacon. The event, held by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which is run by the American Muslims for Palestine, has raised concerns among students who feel threatened by the group’s highly aggressive—and sometimes violent—tactics. SJP is known for leading some the most hostile anti-Israel campaigns on campus, including comparisons of the Jewish state to Nazi Germany,...
  • Memo from US Consulate refers to Jerusalem jihad terror attack that murdered baby girl as “traffic

    10/24/2014 10:25:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 10/24/14 | Robert Spencer
    A traffic incident in Jerusalem. Another traffic incident in Canada just a few days ago. Odd coincidence: both drivers were devout Muslims who killed Infidels “in the name of Allah” (as the Canadian bad driver put it). Meanwhile, also in Canada, a mentally ill man shoots up the Parliament building and murders a soldier. And in New York City, a man wielding a hatchet injures several police officers. Another odd coincidence: both the Canadian mentally ill man and the New York hatchet-wielder were also devout Muslims. The father of the former waged jihad in Libya, and the latter called for...
  • South African BDS Activists Target Woolworths Kosher Food Section With Severed Pigs Head

    10/24/2014 9:46:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 24, 2014 11:45 AM | Ben Cohen
    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel took another step into open antisemitism today when student activists in South Africa placed the severed head of a pig in the kosher meat section of a Woolworths store in Cape Town. The shocking gesture was aimed, the perpetrators said, at preventing “people who will not eat pork to pretend that they are eating clean meat, when it is sold by hands dripping with the blood of Palestinian children.” Jewish leaders were quick to condemn the act, organized by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS,) a body affiliated with the...
  • Abbas’ Fatah Praises Slayer of Israeli Infant as ‘Holy Martyr’, as New Attack Footage Emerges

    10/24/2014 5:48:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 10-24-14
    Fatah, the political party of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, on Thursday lauded the killing of an American-Israeli infant in yesterday’s vehicular terror attack, in a post on the group’s official Facebook page, according to a Palestinian media watchdog group. “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah) – Silwan branch accompanies to his wedding the heroic Martyr Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shaloudi, who carried out the Jerusalem operation, in which settlers in the occupied city of Jerusalem were run over. Rest in peace! We are loyal to you,” the “Fatah – The Main Page” post read, according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW)....
  • Infant Killed in Jerusalem Light Rail Attack Was U.S. Citizen

    10/24/2014 5:40:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 23, 2014
    JNS.org - Three-month-old infant Chaya Zissel Braun, who died in the hospital after her stroller was hit in Wednesday’s vehicular terror attack on the Ammunition Hill light rail station in Jerusalem, was a U.S. citizen. “We express our deepest condolences to the family of the baby, reportedly an American citizen, who was killed in this despicable attack, and extend our prayers for a full recovery to those injured,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Chaya and her parents were on their way back from the infant’s first visit to the Western Wall. “They had their picture taken,” said Chaya’s...
  • Police Complain 'Our Hands Are Tied, We're Standing Like Dolls'

    10/23/2014 4:13:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/10/14 | Uzi Baruch & Ari Yashar
    A Border Patrol officer serving in eastern Jerusalem has for the first time revealed the police helplessness in dealing with the "silent intifada" that has been gripping the capital in recent months, as Arab rock, firebomb and even gunfire attacks rise sharply. Speaking on Channel 2's "Shesh Im" TV program Thursday, a day after a Hamas terrorist wounded nine with his car including a three-month-old baby who was killed in the attack, the officer admitted the Border Patrol warriors are forced to "stand like dolls" against the Arab terror. "We feel like our hands are tied," the combat officer revealed,...
  • Keeping the Tiger II Flying

    10/23/2014 10:28:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Oct 23, 2014
    Israel's Elbit Systems announced yesterday that it was awarded contracts from an Asian country in a total amount of approximately $85 million. A pilot of the Royal Thai Air Force preparing for a mission in an upgraded F-5T, wearing a DASH helmet. Note the Python IV missile on the wingtip. Israel’s Elbit Systems announced yesterday that it was awarded contracts from an Asian country in a total amount of approximately $85 million; the majority of the amount will be for an avionic upgrade of F-5 aircraft, to be performed over a three year period. The balance is for the supply...
  • Kerry Blames Israel for ISIS Recruitment--The secretary of state’s anti-Semitic lies

    10/23/2014 7:00:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 10-23-14 | Joseph Klein
    Kerry Blames Israel for ISIS RecruitmentPosted By Joseph Klein On October 23, 2014 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 9 Comments Secretary of State John Kerry chose a White House ceremony on October 16th for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha to regurgitate a false theory linking the Israeli/Palestinian conflict with the increase of jihadist violence and recruitment in the Middle East region.“As I went around and met with people in the course of our discussions about the ISIL [also referred to as ISIS or the Islamic State] coalition, the truth is we — there wasn’t a leader I met within the region who didn’t raise with me spontaneously the need to try to...
  • Irish senators build EU momentum on Palestine recognition

    10/23/2014 2:57:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 23.08.14 @ 09:28 | Andrew Rettman
    Irish senators have adopted a non-binding motion on Palestine recognition, as the EU prepares to set out new red lines on Israel relations. The motion, tabled by Averil Power from the opposition Fianna Fáil party, passed without a vote on Wednesday (22 October) after winning cross-party support. It urges the Irish government “to formally recognize the state of Palestine and do everything it can to help secure a viable two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”. Power told the Senate that in the past 20 years “while pretending to talk peace … [Israel’s] illegal settlements in the West Bank have trebled...
  • Hamas Welcomes Baby's Murder in J'lem Attack

    10/22/2014 3:15:11 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-22-14 | Tova Dvorin
    A Hamas spokesman openly welcomed news of a terror attack in Jerusalem by one of its terrorists, which left nine people injured and killed a three month-old baby. "This is a natural response to the crimes of the occupation and invasion of our land by the Jews, particularly on the Al-Aqsa Mosque (Temple Mount - ed.)," Hamas spokesman Hossam Badran stated on official Hamas television. Hamas television has also confirmed the identity of the terrorist - who was shot and wounded by police, but is not dead, as initially reported in the press - as 21 year-old Abdur Rahman Slodi...
  • Baby Murdered in Jerusalem Terror Attack

    10/22/2014 3:12:51 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-22-14 | Tova Dvorin
    A baby girl was killed and eight people were injured Wednesday, after a terrorist hit them with his car outside the Givat Hatachmoshet (Ammunition Hill) Light Rail stop. "A private car hit passengers from the light rail near the police national headquarters. The car's driver attempted to escape and was shot, apparently by a police officer from the Jerusalem district," police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement. Footage of the attack has now begun to circulate. The grainy security video appears to show a white car careening across the median and straight at pedestrians, mowing down one of them....
  • Jewish Students Expose Anti-Semitism On College Campuses

    10/22/2014 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Tales from a Tribble ^ | 10/22/14 | ig Mike
    A great American patriot and friend of Israel, my Aunt Carla, in St. Louis who sent me this video. When sending it she told me her brother was a member of the AEPi Jewish fraternity and she was the "sweetheart", so it made her feel so proud of these Jewish students for making this video and exposing the disgusting anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses. Also, hat tip to Aaron Goldenberg of Jewish voices on campus on You tube for this video. I knew with the disgusting BDS [boycott, divestment, sanctions] movement against Israel going on all over the...
  • ISIS’ Call For ‘Lone Wolf Attacks’ Hits Canada Where A Would-Be Jihadist Just Ran Down Two Soldiers

    10/22/2014 7:31:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | ‎10 ‎/‎22‎/‎ 2014‎ | Justen Charters
    ISIS’ call for “lone wolf attacks” has hit North America. The attack took place while two soldiers were standing in a parking lot in Montreal. One soldier was wearing his uniform. The man behind the wheel, 25-year-old Martin Roulea, intentionally hit the armed forces members and then attempted to make a getaway from police in pursuit. However, Roulea lost control of his getaway car during the chase and flipped. As Roulea made his exit from the vehicle, police exercised the use of deadly force. One of the soldiers Roulea hit didn’t survive. ... one thing is vividly clear: From the...
  • Revealed: U.S. Cut Off Arms Supply to Israel During Gaza War

    10/22/2014 8:05:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/22/2014 | P. David Hornik
    Last August 14 the Wall Street Journal reported that, in July, after Israel had launched Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Washington had surprised Israel by turning down an Israeli request for “a large number of Hellfire missiles.” Hellfires are an important air-to-surface precision weapon, suited to the kind of warfare Israel was waging against Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza. But as Amir Rapaport, a veteran Israeli military-affairs writer and editor of the Israel Defense site, now reports: The full truth…is much more severe: apparently, during Operation Protective Edge, the USA had completely stopped all connections with Israel’s defense...
  • 2003 Flashback: Soldiers examined for possible exposure to chemical agents (Sarin, Tabun, Lewsite)

    10/22/2014 7:21:11 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Tom Lasseter
    SOUTH OF KARBALA, Iraq — Four soldiers from the 2nd brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, with red sores on their faces and hands, were sent by ambulance to a rear MASH unit Tuesday. They were told they would be examined for possible contact with nerve or blistering agents. Once at the 30th medical brigade's mobile hospital at the 101st's headquarters south of Karbala, the soldiers were isolated from other troops and photographed. A doctor at the MASH, Maj. David Wolken, interviewed each soldier and measured his pulse and heart rate in a tent with a dirt floor. One soldier...
  • U.S. Cut Off Arms Supply to Israel During Gaza War-Why decision likely came from the White House

    10/22/2014 5:14:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-22-14 | P. David Hornik
    Revealed: U.S. Cut Off Arms Supply to Israel During Gaza WarPosted By P. David Hornik On October 22, 2014 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments Last August 14 the Wall Street Journal reported that, in July, after Israel had launched Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Washington had surprised Israel by turning down an Israeli request for “a large number of Hellfire missiles.” Hellfires are an important air-to-surface precision weapon, suited to the kind of warfare Israel was waging against Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza.But as Amir Rapaport, a veteran Israeli military-affairs writer and editor...
  • Israel-Hatred 'Has Scaled the Wall of High Culture'

    10/22/2014 5:06:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-22-14
    Phyllis Chesler saw part of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' and reports there were shouts of protest from the audience There was such a large police presence and so many police barricades that anyone passing by would think that terrorists were at large. There were no terrorists on Broadway—although terrorists would soon be mounting the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. The police were protecting the right of the Opera House to present the Palestine Liberation Organization and their cause as mythically majestic and eternally just. Here’s what was also extraordinary: “The Suits”—men and women in positions of power, both politically, legally,...
  • IAI reveals 'groundbreaking' defense against IEDs

    10/22/2014 5:04:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-22-14
    The new three-tiered detection system is mounted onto the front of armored vehicles and possibly eliminates the greatest threat ground forces have faced in recent years. The IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) has unveiled the latest defense against the threat facing armored vehicles from Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and mines—a large rectangular multi-sensor system that is placed on the front of an armored vehicle, which can detect and then destroy hidden explosive devices from long distances. The CIMS (Counter IED and Mine Suite), which was first unveiled in a US Army exhibition last week in Washington, DC, has three main components:...
  • Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

    10/22/2014 5:02:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10-22-14
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment. Israel's Antiquities Authority said the stone bears the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian and the year of his visit to Jerusalem, a few years before the failed Bar Kochba revolt in the second century A.D. The inscription backs up historical accounts that Rome's Tenth Legion was present in Jerusalem in the run-up to the revolt. The cause of the Jewish...
  • Why aren't more African Americans supporting Israel?

    10/22/2014 4:53:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 10-22-14 | Jason Nichols
    have recently had several spirited conversations with an old friend from high school over the Israel and Hamas conflict and the larger questions surrounding Israeli settlements, the Palestinian Intifadas and a dual state solution. My friend, a self-proclaimed Zionist and American Israel Public Affairs Committee member, often lamented that Israel was misunderstood and could not figure out why more African Americans were not vocal supporters of Jews (which he often conflated with the Israeli state). He brought up typical talking points: "Dr. King was a Zionist and a supporter of Israel" and "Jews sacrificed during the Civil Rights Movement for...
  • Netanyahu to Tell Party Heads: Compromise or Else...

    10/21/2014 11:31:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/14 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to warn the heads of the parties in his coalition that unless they compromise on issues of religion and state, the coalition will fall apart and new elections will be held, Channel 2 News reports. According to the report, Netanyahu plans to relay this message in a meeting with the heads of the coalition parties that will be held on Wednesday. The latest crisis in the coalition is centered around Netanyahu’s sudden decision to drop his support for the Conversion Bill, which was introduced by Hatnua. Monday’s decision is being perceived as Netanyahu’s way of...
  • Death of Klinghoffer Is Your Problem, I’m Not Jewish!

    10/21/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 19 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 21, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — October 21, 2014 … Over 4,000 people attended a demonstration yesterday against the “Death of Klinghoffer” opera in New York City. Many were Jewish, some were Christian. All were angry. They all had one objective – to illustrate that this opera about a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound man, who was shot in the head by Palestinian terrorists on the Achille Lauro cruise ship in 1985 was an act of terror – not art. After hearing former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani discuss the First Amendment and how it also applied to the protesters, listening...
  • Jordan Pressing Israel not to Allow Jewish Temple Mount Prayer

    10/21/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-21-14 | By Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar
    Jordan's King Abdullah II is pressing Israel not to pass a bill allowing Jews to exercise their religious rights and pray on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, a senior official of the Hashemite kingdom revealed on Tuesday. Jordanian Ambassador to "Palestine" Khalid al-Shawabka told the Palestinian Arab Ma'an News Agency that a bill proposed by MK Miri Regev (Likud) dividing prayer time at the Mount, as is done in Hevron's Cave of Machpelah, is "unacceptable," calling the Al-Aqsa Mosque (often used as a euphemism for the entire Temple Mount) and Jerusalem "red lines." Currently the Jordanian Waqf...
  • Poll: 3 in 4 Israeli Jews oppose a Palestinian state if it means dividing Jerusalem

    10/21/2014 5:10:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/20/2014 07:21 | Herb Keinon
    Even as Jerusalem and Washington locked horns earlier this month in a very public spat over construction in Jerusalem, more than three-fourths of the Jewish-Israeli public is opposed to the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means dividing Jerusalem, according to a poll released on Sunday. The poll, sponsored by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and conducted by the Shvakim Panorama research institute, found that 76 percent of the Jewish public opposed a Palestinian state if it meant dividing the capital, indicating that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took no political risks—and indeed reflected a wide consensus opinion—when he...
  • Can the Palestinian Authority survive without the IDF?

    10/21/2014 4:54:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 20/10/14 | Elhanan Miller
    The Palestinian leadership is bound for the UN Security Council, where it will demand a deadline for Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank. But, given the risk of a swift Hamas takeover of the West Bank, a former Israeli security official questioned the sincerity of the Palestinian demand, speculating that it may be acting against its own self-interest just to spite Israel. Addressing donor states in a conference for the rehabilitation of Gaza last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas did not cite November 2016 as the final date by which Israeli troops are to leave the West Bank (as...
  • Iran says it needs more nuclear plants (20 more like Bushehr)

    10/21/2014 11:59:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Azernews ^ | October 2014, 11:29 (GMT+05:00)
    Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said the country needs 20 new nuclear power plants like the Bushehr plant. "Bushehr power plant currently produces 7 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year," Salehi said, ISNA News Agency reported."Some countries have declared their readiness to construct new nuclear power plants in Iran." Earlier, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said they have been informed that Iran plans to construct 20 new nuclear power plants. Iran announced in June that it has reached an agreement with Russia to construct two more nuclear power plants. The two sides are negotiating...
  • Senator Mark Kirk: Congress Will Not Support ‘Obama-Khamenei’ Nuclear Deal

    10/21/2014 10:50:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 20, 2014 5:10 pm
    A leading United States senator has warned that the Obama Administration is heading for confrontation with Congress over its refusal, as reported by the New York Times, to allow congressional approval of a final nuclear deal with Iran. In a statement to The Algemeiner, Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) declared: “By threatening to cut out Congress from the Iran nuclear deal, the Administration is actually uniting Congress. We will not support an Obama-Khamenei deal that condemns our children to a future where the Middle East is full of nuclear weapons.” After the signing of the Geneva Accord with Iran in November 2013,...
  • ‘Pudding Man’ who left Israel for Germany reveals his identity

    10/21/2014 5:39:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 17 , 2013 | Anthony Faiola
    BERLIN — Pudding Man is unmasked! He is none other than 25-year-old mobile app designer Naor Narkis. And if you don’t know who pudding man is, you clearly don’t live in Israel or Germany. Narkis – whose revealed his name for the first time to The Washington Post – sparked an uproar over the past three weeks after taking to the Internet to share his decision to leave behind the high cost of Tel Aviv and follow a host of young Israelis emigrating to cheap and shabby-chic Berlin. Despite the shadow of the Holocaust here, he encouraged more of his...
  • First Aramean registers in Israel

    10/21/2014 5:20:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-21-14
    The law instituting the Aramean nationality passed on September 18, creating an officially recognized Christian minority group. The first Israeli to register under the new Israeli Aramaean nationality is two-year-old Yaakov Halul, the son of Aramaic leaders in Northern Israel. The child’s parents, Sha’di and Oxana Halul, waited two years after their son's birth to register his nationality, so he could officially register as Aramaean, as opposed to Arab. They finally registered the child as Aramean earlier this week. Sha’di Halul serves as a captain in an IDF reserves paratroopers unit and is head of the Aramaic Masonite Heritage Center,...
  • Obama, the Virtuoso Manager-Why criticism of the president’s “incompetence” is wrong.

    10/21/2014 5:05:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-21-14 | Caroline Glick
    Since he assumed office nearly six years ago, US President Barack Obama has been dogged by allegations of managerial incompetence. Obama, his critics allege, had no managerial experience before he was elected. His lack of such experience, they claim, is reflected in what they see as his incompetent handling of the challenges of the presidency. In everything from dealing with the Congress, to reining in radical ideologues at the IRS, to handling the chaos at the Mexican border, to putting together coordinated strategies for dealing with everything from Ebola to Islamic State (IS), Obama’s critics claim that he is out...
  • Haaretz Smears American Terrorism Expert with Political Hit Job

    10/20/2014 11:57:30 PM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 4 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 21, 2014 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    To be sure, the information provided by Steve Emerson regarding a decision by the U.S. government to stand down on an ongoing attempt to provide the Israeli government with critical information regarding an Israeli soldier whom Hamas claimed it had in its custody during this summer’s conflict was shocking. But perhaps just as shocking – or it should be – was a politically driven smear by Haaretz of Emerson’s credentials and his alleged political friendships, suggesting that was all that was driving Emerson’s claims. Although the Haaretz article claimed Emerson was wrong about the facts that he alleged, its portrayal...
  • Protests Greet Met’s Premiere of ‘Klinghoffer’

    10/20/2014 8:42:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/20/14 | MICHAEL COOPER
    At the Metropolitan Opera’s first performance of John Adams’s “The Death of Klinghoffer” on Monday night, men and women in evening attire walked through a maze of police barricades, while protesters shouted “Shame!” and “Terror is not art!” One demonstrator held aloft a white handkerchief splattered with red. Others, in wheelchairs set up for the occasion, lined Columbus Avenue. Political figures, including former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, joined a rally, several hundred strong at Lincoln Center, to denounce an opera that has become the object of a charged debate about art, anti-Semitism and politics. But after months of escalating protests,...
  • Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem

    10/20/2014 8:14:08 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 10/20/14 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    -snip- Ateret Cohanim, an organization that settles Jews in Arab areas of east Jerusalem, said it facilitated the purchase of the two buildings from their Arab owners. Spokesman Daniel Lurie said the buildings contain nine apartment units and that Jewish families and religious studies students would soon move into the properties, immediately doubling the Jewish presence in that section of Silwan. -snip-
  • 'Miss Hitler 2014' contest seeks the most anti-Semitic of them all

    10/20/2014 5:48:19 PM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-20-14
    Nazi-inspired beauty pageant calls for contestants to submit 'selfies' to pro-Hitler page on Russian equivalent to Facebook "Miss Hitler" contest. (photo credit:VKONTAKTE‏) A Nazi-inspired beauty pageant dubbed "Miss Hitler 2014" is calling for attractive women to participate in the contest held on the Russian equivalent to Facebook . Participants are requested to submit Nazi-themed "selfies" to the competition organized by a neo-Nazi group on VKontakte - Russia's largest social networking service - along with a caption describing why they "love and revere the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler," the UK-based Daily Mail reported. At least 14 females from Russian and...
  • How the US first agreed and then refused to help locate a missing IDF soldier [Holder]

    10/20/2014 5:45:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-20-14 | Steven Emerson
    For the IDF, it was one of the bloodiest battles of the entire war with Hamas. On July 19 and 20, only days after Israel began the ground offensive against Hamas, an Israeli armored personnel carrier, with nine soldiers inside from the Golani Brigade, crossed into the Hamas stronghold of Shejaia in Gaza City. It was an older APC, built in the 1970s, and was in dubious mechanical condition. The armor protecting the APC was several inches less thick than the newer models in the IDF. That such an older, outdated and unprotected APC was sent into battle would become...
  • Prevent Hamas Re-Arming Before Investing in Gaza

    10/20/2014 5:35:12 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 20, 2014 | Daniel S. Mariaschin
    Will the reconstruction of Gaza also mean a serious effort to prevent the re-arming of Hamas? One without the other is folly. And yet the international donor community seems to discount the imperative of seeking the prevention of Hamas re-arming before turning over piles of cash. At the recent Cairo conference on rebuilding Gaza, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged more than $200 million in additional U.S. aid to help the Palestinians. Conference attendees pledged a total of $5.4 billion in aid, with about half specifically set aside to rebuild Gaza. The money comes with seemingly few strings attached....
  • Defaming Jews: What Else is New?

    10/20/2014 5:33:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 20, 2014
    In Silwan, an older balaclava-clad child with a slingshot fires off a stone at the police, as cameras in front of him captured his “heroic” pose. Photo: B. Davidson Many centuries before Jerusalem was conquered by King David and became the capital of the united kingdom of Judea and Samaria, Hebron was already deeply embedded in Jewish history. There, according to the biblical narrative, Abraham purchased a burial place for Sarah in the first parcel of land owned by the Jewish people in their promised land. The matriarchs and patriarchs of the Jewish people were buried there. Joseph and his...
  • Israel to reduce arms production in U.S. after Obama’s weapons suspension during Gaza War

    10/20/2014 5:27:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 10-20-14
    TEL AVIV — The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to reduce military coproduction with the United States. A leading Israeli analyst asserted that the Defense Ministry and the military agreed to reduce production of Israeli weapons and platforms in the United States. The analyst, Amir Rapaport, said the decision was based on the U.S. suspension of arms deliveries during the 50-day war with Hamas in July and August 2014. “The Israeli defense establishment will reduce the production of weapon systems in the USA in the context of joint Israeli-American projects, and will rely more heavily on Israeli-made products,”...
  • Palestinian President Abbas Calls Jews Visiting Temple Mount 'Herd of Cattle'

    10/20/2014 4:06:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/14 | Jordan Schachtel
    This past weekend, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Jews who dared to visit one of the religion’s most holy sites, known as the Temple Mount, a “herd of cattle.” Israeli authorities, on the other hand, allow free passage for Muslims to pray at the site Palestinians refer to as the Dome of the Rock. Jews are largely restricted from praying at that site, for fear that their presence alone may enrage Muslims, and that sharing a holy site with Jews may incite them to commit acts of violence. On Friday, the Palestinian President said that the Jewish community does not...
  • Confirmed: Israel to Supply Gas to Egypt in $4 Billion Deal

    10/20/2014 1:50:39 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-20-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    An Israeli firm will supply Egypt with natural gas, a company spokesman said Monday, more than two years after sabotage halted the flow of Egyptian gas to Israel. For more than a decade Israel relied on Egypt for roughly 40 percent of its gas needs in line with an export accord signed in 2005 by the two countries which are bound by a peace treaty. But in April 2012 Egypt annulled the contract, saying Israel had not met the financial obligations of the agreement, in a decision that came amid a spate of bomb attacks that targeted the pipeline used...
  • Khamenei: 'West Bank' Should Hound Israel Like Gaza

    10/20/2014 1:46:21 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-20-14 | Mark Langfan
    Fars, the semi-official press agency of Iran, has reported that Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told the visiting Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, in Tehran on Thursday, "The enemy [Israel] should feel the same worries in the West Bank as it does in Gaza." The comments came at the same meeting in which Shalah praised Iran's own role in the conflict. “The Islamic Republic and the Iranian people are proud of your [Islamic Jihad’s] ‘victory’ and resistance [in Gaza], and hope that the back-to-back ‘triumphs’ of resistance groups will continue until final victory,” Iran's Supreme...
  • Netanyahu Furious over Jerusalem Anarchy, Demands Crackdown

    10/20/2014 1:42:43 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-20-14 | Gil Ronen
    Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has spelled out his plan for restoring order to neighborhoods in Jerusalem where Arab attacks on Jews have become daily occurrences, and said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu also forcefully demanded action by the security forces in a recent high-level discussion. Barkat enumerated the neighborhoods currently under attack – from Armon Hanatziv, Har Homa, and Gilo in southern Jerusalem, through the Mount of Olives area, Issawiya and Silwan, northward to Shuafat and Beit Hanina, where the Light Rail has repeatedly come under brutal attack. He commended Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who he said took very seriously...
  • Is Israel Moving Closer to Full Sovereignty in Judea-Samaria?

    10/20/2014 1:37:00 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-20-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Members of Knesset, Orit Struk and Yariv Levin, heads of the Land of Israel Lobby in the Knesset, have prepared ten laws for applying sovereignty over ten different areas in Judea and Samaria. We discussed with MK Struk the laws that have been proposed and that are awaiting for the right moment to be moved along in the path of parliamentary legislation. “The laws of sovereignty are actually intended for the application of Israeli sovereignty gradually over the areas of settlement in Judea and Samaria, which is called Area C, in keeping with the idea that the entire process of...
  • Report: Hamas leader's daughter received medical treatment in Israel

    10/20/2014 7:43:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/20/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Hamas, which wants to drive the Jews into the sea, has a leadership that takes very good care of itself. Nothing but the best will do, up to and including refuge in 5 star hotels in the UAE after starting a war with Israel. So when the daughter of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh required emergency care after she suffered “complications from a routine procedure” in a Gaza hospital, naturally she was rushed to Israel for treatment. According to the Reuters dispatch linked above, nobody is speaking on the record, citing medical confidentiality, but such “humanitarian cooperation” is far from unknown....
  • World Ignores as Hamas Boasts of Continued Tunnel-Digging

    10/19/2014 11:43:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 10/20/2014, 7:25 AM | Hillel Fendel
    The destruction of the widespread Hamas tunnel network was considered a major Israeli achievement of the recent war in Gaza, but the Hamas weekly newspaper Al-Risalah reports that Hamas continues digging tunnels from Gaza into Israel. A reporter for Al-Risalah claims to have visited an “offensive tunnel”—a term referring to an underground conduit planned to be used in an attack against Israel. Hamas has attacked Israel via tunnels of this nature in the past, either by sending armed terrorists into Israel to target Israelis, or—as in the famous case of Gilad Shalit—by capturing a soldier nearby and abducting him into...