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  • MK Danon in Homesh: Fire Barak!

    04/14/2012 4:56:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    MK Danny Danon (Likud) spoke to Arutz Sheva while attending a rally at Homesh this week at the head of a delegation from the World Likud. "Today, we are thousands of people from the Likud movement from all over the world, in Homesh," Danon told Arutz Sheva. We are here "to tell the Prime Minister to get back to Homesh, to let Jews live here in Homesh, to erase the disgraceful decision that pulled Jews out from Homesh," he explained. "I am also calling on the Prime Minister to take a brave decision to remove Defense Minister Ehud Barak from...
  • 'Iran rejects US request for bilateral meeting'

    04/14/2012 3:41:44 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    ISTANBUL - Iran turned down a request by the United States for a rare bilateral meeting on the sidelines of nuclear talks between the Islamic republic and six world powers in Istanbul on Saturday, the official IRNA news agency said. There was no comment from US diplomats, whose country has not had direct ties with Tehran for more than three decades. "The Iranian delegation rejected the request of Wendy Sherman, the representative of the American delegation, for a bilateral meeting," IRNA said.
  • 'Flytilla' Activists Receive 'Welcome' Letter from Israel

    04/14/2012 2:55:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/4/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Israeli government has issued an official “welcome” letter to the pro-‘Palestinian’ “flytilla” activists who plan on arriving in the country on Saturday and Sunday. It reads as follows: “Dear Activists, "We appreciate your choosing to make Israel the object of your humanitarian concerns. “We know there were many other worthy choices. “You could have chosen to protest the Syrian regime’s daily savagery against its own people, which has claimed thousands of lives. "You could have chosen to protest the Iranian regime’s brutal crackdown on dissent and its support of terrorism throughout the world. "You could have chosen to protest...
  • Netanyahu Addresses AIPAC 2012 (3.5.12)

    04/14/2012 6:48:40 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 12, 2012 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Americans need to hear what the man had to say this week. Iran cannot be allowed to possess nuclear arms. Watch the video HERE
  • Of Israel, Passover, Palestine, Apartheid and PR

    04/13/2012 9:55:19 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | April 12, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Of Israel, Passover, Palestine, Apartheid and PRBy Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel --- April 12, 2012 .... It is often said that we sometimes can't see the forest for the trees. So it goes for Israel's PR efforts. Israel suffers everyday. We suffer from a lack of global understanding of the true facts. And this suffering transcends into threats to our very physical survival. The war of words is overlooked by Israel and the Jewish community for the war of bullets. Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Hamas and Islamic Jihad backed Palestine (there is no entity as Palestine -...
  • Defying ban, Egyptian Christians visit Jerusalem

    04/13/2012 4:58:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 04/12/2012 | DIAA HADID
    JERUSALEM—After the death of their spiritual leader, more than 2,000 Egyptian Copts have poured into the Holy Land for the Easter holidays, defying a ban he imposed on visiting Jerusalem and other Israeli-controlled areas. The influx—after decades when Egyptian pilgrims were a rarity—adds a new element to the already diverse mix of languages and faiths in Jerusalem's Old City during the holy season. The pilgrims are clearly distinguished by the Egyptian accent of their Arabic and long cotton robes worn by many of the men. "It's the most beautiful thing in the world to see light of the Messiah. We...
  • Israeli leaders play macabre numbers game

    04/12/2012 4:05:45 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Space Wars ^ | Apr 9, 2012
    Israeli leaders play macabre numbers game by Staff Writers Tel Aviv, Israel Apr 9, 2012 Amid Israel's scramble to develop weapons to counter the threat of a massive missile bombardment by Iran, Syria and their proxies, top officials are playing a macabre numbers game about how many fatalities the Jewish state might suffer. Israeli military doctrine has long been to take the offensive whenever possible and keep the fighting well away from the cities and towns of the Jewish state. The age of the missile has changed that. Missiles can vault over border defenses and hit civilians with destructive power...
  • ATF Arrests Border Agent for Attempting to Arm Drug Cartels

    04/12/2012 1:04:50 PM PDT · by hope · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/12/12 | AWR Hawkins
    In El Paso, Texas, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Montalvo has been arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle guns and ammunition into Mexico. More specifically, he’s been accused of trying to smuggle the weapons to the Mexican cartel. His girlfriend, Carla Gonzales-Ortiz, has been charged in the matter as well. Montalvo and Gonzales-Ortiz are also accused of making a number of straw purchases of weapons between November 2010 and January 2011. Included in these were five Ak-47s, two .380 pistols, and a couple of .22 rifles. In other words, Montalvo and Gonzales-Ortiz made purchases similar to those which our...
  • Itamar's Jewish Shepherds Attacked by Arabs on Givat Arnon

    04/12/2012 7:46:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/12 | Gabe Kahn & David Lev
    Two Jewish shepherds from Itamar were injured on the adjacent Arnon Hill (777) on Thursday by a gang of local Arabs wielding clubs and rocks. IDF forces were called to the scene and succeeded in dispersing the Arabs, who were still throwing stones at the shepherds. The scalp of one shepherd was torn open, while the other sustained injuries to his hands and lower body. Both received medical treatment at the scene. Samaria Council head Gershon Mesika said that the incident was a serious one. “It could have ended in a 'lynch' murder by Arabs of the two Jewish farmers....
  • Gunter Grass Lashes Out Again Israel, Yet Again

    04/12/2012 7:36:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/12 | Rachel Hershfeld
    Gunter Grass has criticized Israel's decision to ban him from entering the country, comparing it to actions taken by the former communist East Germany and Myanmar. "I have been prohibited entry to acountry three times," Gunter wrote, referring to similar cases that have occurred with the ex-German Democratic Republic (GDR) and a 1986 attempt to travel to Myanmar, a pre-released copy of Thursday's Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported. In his statement entitled "Then as today- my response to latest decisions," which was published in the same newspaper that debuted his controversial poem, Gunter writes, "In both cases the usual practice in dictatorships...
  • Moses Was a Muslim Who Led Palestinian Muslims Out of Egypt. No Joke.

    04/12/2012 5:02:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 44 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4-10-12 | David Ha'ivri
    A few years ago, while visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, I had a very disturbing conversation with a member of the Islamic Wakf who was escorting me to make sure that I didn’t pray on the holy mountain. I asked him if he could tell me when the Al Aqsa mosque was built. He looked at me with a straight face and responded that it was always there. I hadn’t expected that, and of course was surprised and asked him again. I thought that maybe he didn’t understand my question and meant that the mountain was always there. So...
  • Thomas Friedman Praises Palestinian Jew Murderer

    04/12/2012 4:49:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 12, 2012 | David Meir-Levi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Thomas Friedman Praises Palestinian Jew MurdererPosted By David Meir-Levi On April 12, 2012 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments When it comes to Thomas Friedman’s all-too-often misguided and misleading commentary on the Middle East, and especially on the Arab-Israel conflict, one must keep in mind that even a stopped clock is right twice a day.  In his New York Times article of April 4 (“A Middle East Twofer”), Friedman does offer one accurate insight into the psyche of Israel’s population:  Israel can accommodate a Palestinian state on its border only when...
  • Obama Administration Leaks ANOTHER Israeli Defense Secret

    04/11/2012 2:52:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    breibart ^ | 4/12/12 | Ben Shapiro
    The leaks continue from the Obama administration with regard to Israeli defense secrets. On Sunday, the New Yorker printed a report stating that US had worked with the Iranian opposition group Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK). The US was apparently receiving intelligence from the group, including intercepted cell phone calls and text messages. But sources also confirmed that Mossad was helping to funnel resources and train members of the MEK. As Seymour Hersh writes: [E]arly last month NBC News quoted two senior Obama Administration officials as confirming that the attacks were carried out by M.E.K. units that were financed and trained by Mossad,...
  • IDF considering interceptors for sea-based gas platforms

    04/09/2012 9:24:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/10/2012 | YAAKOV KATZ
    IDF considering interceptors for sea-based gas platforms By YAAKOV KATZ Fearing missiles, Navy seeking budget for 4 new vessels to improve defense coverage of Mediterranean Sea; Israel concerned Hezbollah will try to attack platforms. The navy is particularly concerned about Syria’s recent purchase of the Russian Yakhont anti-ship missile, which could be transferred to Hezbollah and used to target the gas rigs. Syria already tested the Yakhont in recent maneuvers. The weapon is said to be a sophisticated missile with a range of about 300 km. Last February, the navy seized an Iranian arms ship whose cargo, Israel said, was...
  • Jewish liberation is far from complete

    04/10/2012 1:19:53 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    http://www.carolineglick.com/e/ ^ | 05APR12 | Caroline Glick
    Hamas terror boss Fathi Hamad is a notable figure. Hamad is both the director of Hamas's al-Aksa television station and the terror group's "minister" of the interior and national security. His double portfolio is a clear expression of the much ignored fact that for terrorists, propaganda is inseparable from violence. Hamad's key posts make him a man worth listening to. His statements necessarily indicate Hamas's general direction. On March 23, Hamad was interviewed by Egypt's Al Hekma television station. The interview was translated by MEMRI. Hamad made two central points. First, he claimed that the Palestinian war against Israel is...
  • Former US Official: Pollard May Yet be Released- Former US undersecretary of defense Lawrence Korb

    04/10/2012 12:55:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 4/9/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Former undersecretary of defense Lawrence Korb said Tuesday that convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard may be released soon. "Given Jonathan's deteriorating health they may consider clemency," Korb said in remarks that contradicted reports that Pollard's release was were baseless. "There is a chance." Korb also rejected that US President Barack Obama's silence on an emergency plea for Pollard's release from Israeli President Shimon Peres on humanitarian grounds was a definite "no" on clemency for Pollard. "Obama didn't respond to a letter sent by Prime Minister Netanyahu over a year ago, either, to my knowledge," Korb said. "He may be waiting...
  • Israel and the United Nations

    04/10/2012 9:32:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 10, 2012 | Pat Condell
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  • Israel Again Seeks Release of Spy Pollard

    04/10/2012 5:56:55 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    Military.com ^ | 4-10-2012 | Pete Yost, AP
    WASHINGTON -- The government of Israel is again asking the United States to release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, a former Navy analyst serving a life sentence for espionage. But the White House said Monday its position has not changed, and President Barack Obama has no intention of releasing Pollard. Pollard was arrested in 1985 and convicted in 1987. Democratic and Republican administrations alike have repeatedly refused Israeli appeals to release Pollard. The latest request was made Monday in a letter to Obama from Israeli President Shimon Peres, who asked that Pollard be released on humanitarian grounds because his health has...
  • Encountering Peace: The economics of Palestine

    04/10/2012 5:28:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalelm POst ^ | 04/09/2012 | GERSHON BASKIN
    Israel should at least make good on its promise of “economic peace” and ensure we won’t have riots next door. Over the past couple of weeks I have been spending a considerable amount of time in Ramallah, assisting in the development of a project on trade facilitation which will be funded by the US government to help the Palestinian private sector to build the economy and ensure continued stability. The picture that has been painted of the situation on the ground is most worrying. The optimism of the period of 2008-2010 during which Salam Fayyad launched and implemented the first...
  • Encountering Peace: The economics of Palestine

    04/10/2012 5:28:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalelm POst ^ | 04/09/2012 | GERSHON BASKIN
    Israel should at least make good on its promise of “economic peace” and ensure we won’t have riots next door. Over the past couple of weeks I have been spending a considerable amount of time in Ramallah, assisting in the development of a project on trade facilitation which will be funded by the US government to help the Palestinian private sector to build the economy and ensure continued stability. The picture that has been painted of the situation on the ground is most worrying. The optimism of the period of 2008-2010 during which Salam Fayyad launched and implemented the first...