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  • Romney: Obama fears Israeli attack on Iran more than Iran nukes

    06/16/2012 1:52:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16, 2012 | Paul West
    In hawkish remarks that drew cheers from an audience of religious conservatives, Mitt Romney accused President Obama on Saturday of being more afraid that Israel might attack Iran than that Iran will develop a nuclear weapon. The Republican presidential candidate, who frequently attacks the administration for failing to back Israel's government more aggressively, ratcheted up his criticism a notch. He responded with ridicule when asked what he would do, if elected, to strengthen U.S. relations with the Jewish state. "I think, by and large, you can just look at the things the president has done and do the opposite," Romney...
  • India 'likes' Israel the most after US and UK: Embassy

    06/15/2012 6:09:58 PM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 8 replies
    Israel today said it's official India Facebook page has the most 'Likes' after that of the US and the United Kindgom. The ISRAEL in INDIA Facebook page, launched by the Israelian Embassy in August, 2010, has received almost 20,000 'likes', a figure surpassed only by the pages of the US and the UK. Two decades after India and Israel established full diplomatic relations, ties between the two nations are extending far beyond traditional diplomacy, the Embassy said in a statement. Less than two years after the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi launched its activity on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other...
  • Palestine - One of the most Divisive Geo-political Issues

    06/15/2012 5:21:50 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 6 replies
    Hal Lindsey Report ^ | Hal Lindsey
    The plight of the Palestinians is one of the most divisive geopolitical issues in the world today. The irony is that it's a completely manufactured issue. (Remember the flak Newt Gingrich took when he correctly labeled the Palestinians an "invented people?") A recent study shows that less than 30,000 Palestinian Arabs can be classified as "refugees" as normally defined by the "United Nations Convention on Refugees." These are what remain of the original 750,000 Arabs displaced by the 1948 war in Israel. (And that's still fewer than the number of Jews chased from their homes throughout the Middle East at...
  • Hugs From Iran

    06/14/2012 7:33:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 13, 2012 | Nicholas D. Kristof
    My 1,700-mile road trip across Iran began with a giddy paean to America, reinforcing my view that at the grass-roots level, this may be the most pro-American nation in the Middle East. “We love America!” gushed a former military commando, now a clothing seller, my first evening in the spiritual center of Mashhad. He was so carried away that I thought he might hug me, and although he acknowledged that his business was suffering greatly from Western sanctions, he said he blamed his own leaders.
  • Russia, US Nearing Proxy War in Syria

    06/13/2012 3:10:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    France has called on the United Nations to authorize using "all means" necessary to end the carnage in Syria, bringing the civil war closer to the edge of a proxy war between Russia and the Western alliance. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused the United States of supplying weapons to Syria's opposition, hours after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton charged that Moscow is sending a new shipment of attack helicopters to Damascus. Lavrov spoke during a brief visit to Iran, which along with Syria are two of Russia’s favorite nations for investment of nuclear development and arms...
  • Big powers move in on Syria: Russian troops for Tartus. US forces ready to go

    06/15/2012 11:25:00 AM PDT · by Errant · 19 replies
    DEBKA File ^ | June 15, 2012
    A contingent of Russian special forces is on its way to Syria to guard the Russian navy’s deep-water port at the Syria’s Mediterranean coastal town of Tartus, Pentagon officials informed US NBC TV Friday, June 15. They are coming by ship. According to debkafile’s sources, the contingent is made up of naval marines and is due to land in Syria in the coming hours. In a separate and earlier announcement, US Defense Department sources in Washington reported that the US military had completed its own planning for a variety of US operations against Syria, or for assisting neighboring countries in...
  • US official: Russia sends troops to Syria as peace hopes fade

    06/15/2012 1:26:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 94 replies
    Russia is sending armed troops to Syria amid escalating violence there, United States military officials told NBC News Friday, in a move certain to frustrate Western efforts to put pressure on the regime of President Bashir Assad.
  • U.S. Bolsters Ties to Fighters in Syria

    06/14/2012 9:45:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 13, 2012 | Jay Solomon and Nour Malas
    U.S. intelligence operatives and diplomats have stepped up their contacts with Syrian rebels in part to help organize their burgeoning military operations against President Bashar al-Assad's forces, according to senior U.S. officials. As part of the efforts, the Central Intelligence Agency and State Department—working with Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and other allies—are helping the opposition Free Syrian Army develop logistical routes for moving supplies into Syria and providing communications training.
  • Dreamy foreign policies

    06/15/2012 2:10:09 PM PDT · by Former Fetus
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6/15/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    With her unbridled hostility towards Israel, the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton provides us with an abject lesson in what happens when a government places its emotional aspirations above its national interests. Since the establishment of the State of Israel, many of Israel's elite have aspired to be embraced by Europe. In recent years, nearly every government has voiced the hope of one day seeing Israel join the EU. To a significant degree, Israel's decision to recognize the PLO in 1993 and negotiate with Yassir Arafat and his deputies was an attempt by Israel's political class to win acceptance...
  • J Street Undercuts Obama’s Policy on Iran

    06/15/2012 6:26:30 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 15, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz
    J Street Undercuts Obama’s Policy on Iran By Alan Dershowitz President Barack Obama recently invited me to the Oval Office for a discussion about Iran. The president reiterated to me in private what he had previously said in public: namely, that he would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons; that containment of a nuclear Iran was not an option; that sanctions and diplomatic pressures would be applied and increased first; but that, as a last recourse, the military option would not be taken off the table. What the president said is now the official American policy with regard to...
  • Israel-Loving Ex-Terrorist in Open Visit

    06/15/2012 12:46:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/6/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Mosab Hassan Yousef’s life has been far from simple. Born in Ramallah to the founder and leader of Hamas, he made an about-face as a young adult and for several years helped Israel fight terrorism. Yousef later converted to Christianity and moved to the United States. He wrote a book about his life story, titled Son of Hamas. Now he is making his first open trip to Israel, as a guest of Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara. “I want to tell the people of Israel that I love you,” he said in an interview with Channel 2 television. “I don’t think...
  • Israel Moves Forward In Creating National Cyber Bureau

    06/14/2012 9:08:15 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | June 12, 2012 | Israel News Agency Staff
    Israel Moves Forward In Creating National Cyber BureauBy Israel News Agency StaffJerusalem, Israel --- June 12, 2012 ... The following was communicated by the Israel Prime Minister's media adviser to the Israel News Agency. Israel National Cyber Bureau head Dr. Evyatar Mataniah recently attended Tel Aviv University's 2nd Annual International Cyber Conference and noted that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the budget and work plan for the Bureau, which was established at the beginning of the year. One of the aforesaid plans is the establishment in Israel of a national cyber situation room, which will construct a national...
  • 'Olmert bombed Syria reactor despite US push for diplomacy'

    06/14/2012 5:00:12 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/14/2012 | HERB KEINON
    In exclusive interview with 'Post', former US foreign policy advisor Elliott Abrams defends Netanyahu over critical State Comptroller report, says more important than preparation is the right people making the right decisions. Former prime minister Ehud Olmert decided in September 2007 to bomb the al-Kabir nuclear facility in Syria after then-president George W. Bush told him the US had opted for the diplomatic route and was trying to get the International Atomic Energy Agency to close the site, Elliott Abrams told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. Asked about Wednesday’s Israeli State Comptroller’s Report chastising the government for a haphazard decision-making...
  • Int'l Aid Groups Blame Israel That Gaza Water Unfit to Drink

    06/14/2012 5:16:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/12 | Chana Yaar
    Two international aid organizations claim that Gaza's water is unfit to drink. But instead of blaming the Hamas terrorist rulers who have maintained a choke hold on the region since June 2007, the groups claim Israel is responsible for the contamination. The “Save the Children” foundation and “Medical Aid for Palestinians” charity insist that Israel's blockade of Gaza prevents “crucial sanitation equipment from getting in,” the BBC reported Thursday. “The blockade must be lifted 'in its entirety,'” wrote the BBC, quoting a report by the charities, “Gaza's Children: Falling Behind.” The British-based website also noted in a single line that...
  • Palestinians polarised by Egyptian scene

    06/14/2012 5:03:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Al Ahram ^ | 7-13-12
    Mubarak's Egypt backed Fatah against Hamas. Now, the shoe is on the other foot as Egypt goes to the polls to choose a president, writes Khaled Amayreh in Hebron -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The trial and conviction of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his interior minister, Habib El-Adli, earlier this week have reverberated through the Palestinian political street, drawing conflicting reactions from Palestinian factions, each according to its ideological and political orientation. Palestinians have been following up rather closely on developments in Egypt ever since the start of the 25 January Revolution that toppled the Mubarak regime, which was widely considered at...
  • Jordanian Academic: The Present Reality In The Arab World Is The Result Of A Jewish Conspiracy

    06/14/2012 4:55:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    MEMRI ^ | June 13, 2012 | 'Abd Al-Rahman Mustafa Al-Qudha
    Jordanian Academic: The Present Reality In The Arab World Is The Result Of A Jewish Conspiracy On January 24, 2012, 'Abd Al-Rahman Mustafa Al-Qudha, a doctoral student in Arabic Language at the Yarmouk University in Jordan, published an article in the Jordanian electronic newspaper Al-Sawsanna, in which he claimed that the present crisis in the Arab world – the oppression and the uprisings – is the result of a Jewish conspiracy described in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Following are excerpts from the article:[1] "Reading the introduction to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, translated and analyzed...
  • How's That Reset Button Workin' For Ya, Obama? Thu, Jun 14 2012 00:00:00 E

    06/13/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 13, 2012
    Mideast: As Moscow tests a new ballistic missile, our secretary of state expresses concern that Moscow is sending attack helicopters to the murderous regime in Syria. The only thing changed is the degree of our naivete. On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the people of West Berlin at the base of the Brandenburg Gate, near the Berlin Wall, and uttered this famous demand: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" A quarter-century later to the day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. was "concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on...
  • Hate Vandals Deface Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum (Israeli Hebrew speaking Arabs)

    06/11/2012 9:42:42 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    inn ^ | June 11, 2012 | Z.B.G.
    Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum officials were shocked Monday morning to discover anti-Zionist hate slogans and graffiti praising Hitler. By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
  • Turkey Fears Syrian Conflict Spilling Over Border

    06/13/2012 3:16:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/12 | Chana Yaar
    Turkey has expressed fears that the bloodshed from the growing civil war in Syria could spill over its border. “We are disturbed by the possibility that it could spread to us,” Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Naci Koru said Wednesday in an interview on state-run TRT television. More than 29,500 Syrian refugees have fled through that border to the safety of Turkey in the past year, officials in Ankara have said. At least two thousand of those arrived within the past 48 hours, a major upswing in the number of people fleeing the violence at one time, according to the Turkish...
  • ADL, LGBT Group Slam CUNY for Sponsorship of Anti-Israel ‘Pinkwashing’ Conference

    06/13/2012 3:37:03 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | June 13, 2012
    The Anti-Defamation League and a Jewish LGBT group have blasted a conference being planned by the The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at City University of New York that intends to accuse Israel of using their strong record on gay rights to detract from the “oppression of Palestinians.” “This conference is not an academic exercise designed to promote and encourage different points of view on LGBT issues; it is simply a venue to criticize Israel for the most absurd reasons,” Abraham Foxman, the national director of the ADL told The Algemeiner. ”The academic community should find the conference abhorrent,...