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  • The Entebbe Option (More Anti-Israel Leaks)

    09/28/2012 11:15:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/27/2012 | Mark Perry
    Three high-level U.S. military and intelligence sources have told me that Centcom has identified three options for Israel should it decide to take preventive military action against Iran. The first and most predictable option calls for a massed Israeli Air Force bombing campaign targeting key Iranian nuclear sites. Such an assault would be coupled with strikes from submarine-launched cruise missiles and Israeli-based medium-range Jericho II and long-range Jericho III missiles, according to a highly placed U.S. military officer. The attack may well be preceded by -- or coupled with -- a coordinated cyber and electronic warfare attack. But planners for...
  • Poll shows 65 percent of Jews support Obama

    09/28/2012 9:18:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 86 replies
    Israel comes in at a distant 4th among issues that respondents list as "most important" to them in US presidential election, AJC finds.
  • Report: Lieberman Not Averse to Unilateral Withdrawal

    09/28/2012 6:55:53 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Foreign Minister Lieberman has not ruled out the possibility of a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from much of Judea and Samaria, Yisrael Hayom reports. Lieberman’s stance - as expressed in closed-door meetings - was compared to that of Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert also raised the possibility of a major withdrawal in the region. Lieberman, however, conditioned his approval for a withdrawal on two things: that Israel’s security interests would not be harmed, and that the international community would recognize the move as legitimate. He rejected the idea, raised by Barak, that Israelis living in areas affected...
  • U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice Skipped Netanyahu Speech

    09/28/2012 6:25:24 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 69 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/28/12 | Katie Pavlich
    The woman who went on five different Sunday talk shows a week ago to lie to the American people about the attack in Libya on 9/11, saying it was a spontaneous protest when the administration knew it was in fact a terrorist attack 24 hours after it occurred, skipped Israeli Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu's speech yesterday at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice instead decided to go to a lunch with foreign ministers. There is no word on whether Rice's decision to skip Netanyahu's speech was spontaneous or planned in advance. At a time when...
  • Netanyahu at the UN: Iran and Al Qaeda "Are All Rooted in the Bitter Soil of Intolerance"

    09/28/2012 4:18:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Israeli Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu just wrapped up his remarks at the 2012 United Nations General Assembly in New York City which included literally drawing a red line for Iran, showing the world the status of Iran’s nuclear program and pointing out the dangers of radical Jihad. Netanyahu also solidified, once again, Israel’s right to exist. “Three thousand years ago, King David reined over the Jewish state in our eternal capital of Jerusalem,” he said opening his speech. “I say that to all of those who proclaim that the Jewish State has no roots in the region and that it...
  • Wake Up, Jews!

    09/28/2012 3:56:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/28/2012 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    No doubt, it's hard for people to give up their lifelong attachments and identity. But there are moments in history when a turning point arrives, and those with eyes to see and ears to hear recognize it. Many Jews have made political liberalism their religion and personal identity and the Democrat Party their unexamined home and comfort zone. But everything changed early September. Rarely do modern-day political conventions startle. The Democratic National Convention, however, was earthshaking and a warning to Jews to wake up. Democrat delegates decided to stick it to Israel. We no longer care, they roared, if Israel...
  • Hamas Anger at Gift for Schalit

    09/28/2012 3:15:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Hamas has boycotted the Barcelona soccer team over a gift given to Gilad Shalit. Schalit, who was held captive by Hamas for several years, was given a complimentary ticket for a Barcelona game, AP reports. Schalit writes a newspaper sports column for the Hebrew-language daily Yediot Aharonot. Hamas officials confirmed that TV stations in Gaza will not broadcast Barcelona matches, and newspapers in the region will not write about the team. The team is normally very popular in Gaza. A Gaza organization for Arabs jailed in Israel termed Schalit “a murderer and a criminal” and questioned why Barcelona would wish...
  • Anti-Semitism at Northeastern University A tolerance organization has released a 30 minute video

    09/27/2012 6:55:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 9/27/12 | staff
    Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) today released a 30 minute video showing how Northeastern Professor Denis Sullivan and other Northeastern faculty abuse academic freedom to promote anti-Israel lies and anti-Semitism as defined by the U.S. State Department. Sullivan is a tenured professor and director of the Northeastern Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development. The video examines Professor Sullivan's lectures, invited guests, reading lists and student trips to the Middle East, all of which seem designed to provide students with a one-sided view of the Arab-Israeli conflict. "It seems clear that Professor Sullivan has built his department to...
  • U.S. Unimpressed by Netanyahu Speech, Won't Set Red Lines- The Obama administration reiterates

    09/27/2012 6:47:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    inn ^ | 9/27/12 | Elad Benari
    The Obama administration remained unimpressed on Thursday after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to the United Nations and reiterated that the President would not set “red lines” for Iran. “As the prime minister said, the United States and Israel share the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," spokesman Tommy Vietor of the National Security Council said on Thursday, adding, “We will continue our close consultation and cooperation toward achieving that goal.” Meanwhile, officials in Washington quoted in the Israeli media praised Netanyahu for the conciliatory approach he took towards Obama but made ​​it clear that the United...
  • Bibi Shows the UN a Bomb

    09/27/2012 2:36:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Benjamin Netanyahu is delivering his speech at the United Nations General Assembly. I just tuned into a bit of it here during the break, and it's awesome. It's very, very well done. It's an exceptional speech, all about Iran's nuclear weapons and how they differ from the Soviets, for example, in having nuclear weapons and why. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Benjamin Netanyahu, who may be the closest thing we have to a Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher today, Benjamin Netanyahu is at the United Nations. He's giving a great speech, and he's now using a visual aid. He's...
  • Text Of Israel PM Netanyahu UN Speech On Iran Nuclear Weapons, Red Lines

    09/27/2012 2:30:13 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 23 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 27, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Text Of Israel PM Netanyahu UN Speech On Iran Nuclear Weapons, Red LinesBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York, New York --- September 27, 2012 ... The following was transmitted by the Israel Government Press Office to the Israel News Agency. Thank you very much Mr. President. It's a pleasure to see the General Assembly presided by the Ambassador from Israel, and it's good to see all of you, distinguished delegates. Ladies and Gentlemen, Three thousand years ago, King David reigned over the Jewish state in our eternal capital, Jerusalem. I say that to all those who proclaim that the...
  • Netanyahu Warns Iran Is Close to Making a Bomb

    09/27/2012 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 27, 2012 | Rick Gladstone
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel told the United Nations on Thursday that he believes Iran’s ability to make an atomic weapon will be irreversible by next spring or summer—a far more specific time frame than he had asserted before—and he argued that a “clear red line” must be drawn to warn the Iranians they must halt their nuclear fuel enrichment before then. Mr. Netanyahu also thanked President Obama for his speech at the United Nations two days earlier in which he warned that he would not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran. The Israeli leader’s speech emphasized Israel’s solidarity with the...
  • FULL SPEECH: Israel PM Bibi Netanyahu speaks to the UN, draws red line on Iran

    09/27/2012 1:29:48 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/27/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu spoke to the United Nations today, laying out his case for the world to unite against Iran and draw a red line on their enriching of uranium. Not only did he draw a red line for everyone to see, but he was specific and clear about what must be done in order to stop Iran from continuing development of a nuclear bomb and when they will finish it if they are not stopped. But the question that must be answered, Netanyahu said, is at what point during the final stages of their development process will...
  • Netanyahu Draws Israel's Red Line for Iran Amid Secret Discussion With US On Spring Attack

    09/27/2012 12:52:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 9 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | September 27, 2012, 9:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
    Addressing the UN General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 27 Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu graphically depicted Israel’s red line for Iran. He held up a simple diagram showing that Iran had covered 70 percent of the distance to a nuclear bomb and must be stopped before it reached the critical stage next spring or early summer. He stressed that it is getting late, very late to stop a nuclear Iran. The best way, he said, is to lay down a clear red line on the most vulnerable element of its nuclear program: uranium enrichment. “I believe that if faced with a...
  • Palestinians' Abbas accuses Israel of "ethnic cleansing"

    09/27/2012 12:52:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | September 27, 2012 2:44 PM
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of ethnic cleansing Thursday for building settlements in east Jerusalem. "It is a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people via the demolition of their homes," Abbas said in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. Shortly after, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuked Abbas in his own address to the assembly. "We won't solve our conflict with libelous speeches at the U.N.," Netanyahu said. …
  • Abbas at U.N. blasts Israel as ‘racist,’ tamps down statehood bid

    09/27/2012 12:48:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | September 27, 2012
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his U.N. address blasted Israel as seeking to end the two-state solution but tamped down any plans to seek statehood unilaterally. Describing what he said were "racist" attacks by settlers on Palestinians in collusion with the Israeli government, Abbas told the General Assembly on Thursday that he has reached the conclusion "that the Israeli government rejects the two-state solution." He said, however, that Palestinians remain ready to negotiate a two-state solution. … This year, however, Abbas said that instead of seeking full Palestinian statehood recognition throughout the U.N. Security Council , he would seek...
  • Abbas says to seek upgrade of Palestinian UN status

    09/27/2012 12:40:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:32pm IST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he would seek to have the Palestinians' U.N. status upgraded to a sovereign country and cautioned that Israeli settlement expansion meant time was running out for a two-state solution. "Despite all the complexities of the prevailing reality and all the frustrations that abound, we say before the international community there is still a chance—maybe the last—to save the two-state solution and to salvage peace," Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly. But he warned the 193-nation assembly that Israel was "promising the Palestinian people a new catastrophe" if it continues with its current Jewish...
  • Shock Photos of Netanyahu at U.N. from AP, Reuters

    09/27/2012 12:09:08 PM PDT · by qman · 161 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 27, 2012 | The Weekly Standard
    Two shocking photos coming off the wire of Benjamin Netanyahu addressing the United Nations moments ago.
  • Netanyahu to set "clear red line" for Iran in U.N. speech

    09/27/2012 11:05:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-27-12 | Jeffrey Heller
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will set out, in his speech at the United Nations on Thursday, an ultimatum for Iran to halt its disputed nuclear drive or risk coming under military attack, an Israeli official said. Netanyahu faces the world body after U.S. President Barack Obama disappointed some Israelis, in his own address to the annual assembly, by not calling for a deadline to be imposed on Tehran - though he did say time for diplomacy "is not unlimited". Israel sees a mortal threat in a nuclear-armed Iran and has long threatened to strike its arch-foe pre-emptively, agitating war-wary...
  • Egypt leader demands US aid, censorship, plus end to Israel ‘occupation’

    09/27/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Seprmber 26, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Egypt’s new Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday used his first speech at the United Nations to demand curbs on Western free speech rights and “an end to all forms of occupation of Arab lands.” Morsi also used his U.S. speech to push his revolutionary mix of Islamic and progressive demands .. that UN countries establish a “new global economic governance”; and that Western countries continue to transfer aid and technology to Egypt’s government and poverty-stricken population. Much of his emphasis was on the establishment of a Palestinian state. “My duty [is] to support our Palestinian brothers and sisters …...
  • Live thread: Netanyahu's UN speech 12:45pm EDT (approx)

    09/27/2012 8:30:24 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 167 replies
    Netanyahu will set out clear red lines for Iran.
  • Israel’s staunchest ally: Stephen Harper has transformed Canada’s Mideast policy

    09/27/2012 7:17:50 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 14 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 26, 2012 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Back in 2006, Frank Dimant, executive vice-president of B’nai Brith, caused a considerable stir when he described Canada’s then-new prime minister, Stephen Harper, as the answer to the Jewish community’s prayers. Controversial because not all Jews are Conservative supporters. Indeed, historically, the default party for most Canadian Jews has been the Liberals. In addition, Harper, both in 2006 and to an even greater extent today, is a more ardent supporter of Israel than many Canadian Jews. Or, more accurately, Harper is more comfortable with the hardline policies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on everything from confronting a nuclear Iran...
  • US Ambassador’s Killers Ask For More Al Qaeda Missions (Ansar al-Sharia not disbanding)

    09/26/2012 5:09:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 2 replies
    Debka Net Weekly ^ | September 25, 2012, 12:54
    US ambassador’s killers ask for more al Qaeda missions As the US State Department and CNN dueled over the US ambassador Chris Stevens’ diary, his murderers, the Libyan Ansar al-Sharia, headed off to meet their al Qaeda controllers and ask for more missions. Disbanding - as Tripoli was encouraged by the State Department to claim - was the last thing on their minds. Still, in Washington, President Obama danced around calling the Benghazi attack which killed four US diplomats “terrorism,” admitting only that it “wasn’t’ mob action.”
  • Israel eyes gas reserves in contested waters

    09/26/2012 3:34:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 7 replies
    The Middle East, source of much of the world’s hydrocarbons, is one of the most volatile regions on earth, where energy issues impact international relations. From Iraqi oil output, still struggling to reach its 2003 pre-invasion levels through Iran’s sanctioned nuclear program, the region focuses the world’s attention like nowhere else.
  • Syrian Rocket Hits Golan Heights in 2nd Attack

    09/26/2012 1:49:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/9/12
    For the second time in two days, a Syrian rocket has hit Israel. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon. The rocket hit an open area in the Golan Heights near the border with Syria. No injuries or property damage was reported. The Israel Defense Forces deduce that the rocket was the result of stray fire from the on-going Syrian civil war. On Tuesday, two mortar shells landed in the Golan Heights from Syria. No injuries or property damage was reported. The IDF submitted an official complaint to the United Nations ...
  • Israeli defense chief proposes West Bank pullout

    09/26/2012 1:39:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 24, 2012 3:35 PM EDT | Josef Federman
    Israel's defense minister on Monday called for a broad unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank if talks with the Palestinians remain stalled, saying in published comments that "practical steps" are needed to breathe life into the stalemated peace process. The proposal drew attention to the dire state of affairs with the Palestinians, which has been overshadowed by Israel's focus on the Iranian nuclear program. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, convinced that Tehran is pursuing nuclear weapons, says the Islamic Republic must be stopped and has devoted his 3˝ year term to rallying international support against the Iranians. At the same time,...
  • Canadian diplomats walk out ahead of Iranian leader’s speech at UN General Assembly

    09/26/2012 12:07:47 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 21 replies
    National Post ^ | September 26, 2012
    Diplomats from Canada are among those who walked out on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the Iranian president took the podium today at the UN General Assembly. The Canadian delegation also walked out on the controversial leader’s speech last year.
  • Netanyahu promises tough response to Ahmadinejad

    09/26/2012 11:57:08 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/26/12
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday promised a tough response at the United Nations to the latest verbal attacks on Israeli by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and said he was determined to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons. Before boarding a flight to New York to address the annual U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu issued an open letter to Israelis marking the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the most sacred holiday in the Jewish calendar. "On the question of Iran, we are all united in the goal of preventing Iran from achieving nuclear weaponry. On the day on which...
  • Obama Versus Obama: Part IV (Sowell on Obama & Israel)

    09/26/2012 11:30:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 26, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    During the same week when the American ambassador to Libya was murdered and his dead body dragged through the streets by celebrating mobs, the President of the United States found time to go on the David Letterman show to demonstrate his sense of humor and how cool he is. But Barack Obama did not have time to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of a nation repeatedly threatened with annihilation by Iranian leaders, who are working feverishly toward the creation of nuclear bombs. This was an extraordinary thing in itself, something that probably no other President of...
  • Jordan On The Brink: Muslim Brotherhood Mobilize (50K demonstrators) for King Abdullah’s overthrow

    09/25/2012 4:03:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 90 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | September 25, 2012, 8:50
    Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has given King Abdullah II notice that he has until October to bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy or face "Arab Spring" style street pressure for his abdication. Middle East sources report that Israeli and Saudi intelligence watchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the approaching climax of the conflict in Amman between Islamists and the throne. For Israel, an upheaval in Jordan bodes the tightening of the Islamist noose around its borders – Egypt and Libya to the south and Syria to the north, with unpredictable consequences with regard to...
  • Israelis shrug at Netanyahu's urgent warnings on Iran

    09/25/2012 5:47:09 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has relentlessly warned that Iran poses an imminent nuclear threat, but most Israelis are sanguine, believing it won't happen or that Israel can handle it. Yes, Iran is a dangerous regime, most say. But even as some get new gas masks and repair their bomb shelters, more than half say they think Mr. Netanyahu's statements about launching an Israeli strike on Iran are a bluff intended to pressure the US to do the job instead.
  • A Volunteer Remembers The Yom Kippur War

    09/25/2012 6:22:35 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    The Jewish Reporter ^ | September 25, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    A VOLUNTEER REMEMBERS THE YOM KIPPUR WARBy JOEL LEYDENSitting in the relative safety of a suburban Long Island home, I first heard news reports of Arab armies attacking Israel on October 6, 1973. It was not exactly clear what was transpiring in the Middle-East. News reports were censored and the media was not overly kind to Israel. I heard my father say that Israel’s UN Ambassador Abba Eban was to address the United Nations General Assembly. I did not know of Abba Eban, I was expecting an Israeli to speak with a thick Israeli accent that most would not understand....
  • Jewish Democrats warn Netanyahu to stay out of US presidential election

    09/25/2012 9:29:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/2012 | Julian Pecquet
    Top Jewish Democrats are standing squarely behind President Obama's decision not to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and warning Israel to butt out of the U.S. presidential race. The White House has been on the defensive ever since Israeli officials publicly complained last week after Obama refused to adjust his schedule to meet with Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this week. Republicans quickly pounced, urging Obama to reconsider and inviting Netanyahu to meet with them at his convenience. ''I don't think it's necessary for the president to rearrange his schedule,'' Rep. Henry Waxman...
  • Obama to warn Iran: US will 'do what it must' to stop nukes

    09/25/2012 4:57:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/25/2012
    NEW YORK - US President Barack Obama will warn Iran on Tuesday that the United States will "do what we must" to prevent it acquiring a nuclear weapon, and appeal to world leaders for a united front against further attacks on US diplomatic missions in Muslim countries. Preparing to take the podium at the United Nations six weeks before the US presidential election, Obama hopes to counter criticism of his foreign record by Republican rival Mitt Romney, who has accused him of mishandling the Arab Spring uprisings, damaging ties with Israel and not being tough enough on Iran. Seeking to...
  • Mortar Shells Fired at Golan Heights; Damage, No Injuries

    09/25/2012 1:20:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Several mortar shells from Syria was fired on the Golan Heights Tuesday morning, causing damage but no injuries. The IDF is on high alert. At least one of the shells exploded in a community in the northern Golan Heights. "Earlier this morning several mortar shells landed in the Golan Heights, causing no damage or injuries," an IDF spokesman said. "The shells were aimed at villages inside Syria and are part of the ongoing internal conflict." He added that the Israeli military had filed a complaint with United Nations forces responsible for the border area, "saying that fire from Syria leaking...
  • Speak Out on Never Again Day – September 27th

    09/24/2012 9:24:25 PM PDT · by Thistley · 5 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | Sep 24th, 2012 | Jerry Gordon
    "Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak believe that waiting for Iran to assemble nuclear devices may be too late. Iran’s Supreme Leader, President Ahmadinejad and Revolutionary Guard commanders have publicly threatened to incinerate Israel in a nuclear attack-a second Holocaust. Netanyahu has said “why wait?” While he has spoken with President Obama about this urgent matter, the President has not yet scheduled a meeting with PM Netanyahu during the 67th UN General Assembly session that recently opened in New York City."
  • Iran's President Ranges Far In Interview: Talks Israel, Slams Homosexuality-[Calls It "Ugly"]

    09/24/2012 8:29:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | September 24, 2012
    Iran's President Ranges Far In Interview: Talks Israel, Slams Homosexuality September 24, 2012 New York (CNN) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made clear what he meant when he said Israel should be "wiped off" the map and touched on everything from the Holocaust to homosexuality in a wide-ranging interview that aired Monday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." The president, speaking through a translator, also said what his country would do if attacked by Israel, and he slammed an anti-Islam film that has triggered protests in the Muslim world. "If a group comes and occupies the United States of America, destroys...
  • New Animated Video with Shyne Depicts Rocking Jewish History

    09/24/2012 8:03:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 9/24/12 | Ben Bresky
    After one day, "Bridges," the new video from Israeli based singer Naftali Kalfa has hit over 10,000 hits on the internet. The video features Moshe Levi, better known as Shyne. Over ten years ago Levi topped the music charts in the United States with with hard hitting hip-hop albums. Now he studies in a yeshiva in Jerusalem. Kalka spoke to Arutz Sheva's Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast about the song and video. To download the podcast click here. "I wouldn't even call him a rapper," Kalfa said. "I consider him more of a poet. He's a performer and singer, but...
  • In New York, defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be "eliminated"

    09/24/2012 1:44:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/24/12 | Louis Charbonneau | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday disregarded a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric and declared ahead of the annual General Assembly session that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be "eliminated." In remarks to reporters in New York, Ahmadinejad also said he did not take seriously the threat that Israel could launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, denied sending arms into Syria, and alluded to Iran's threats against the life of British author Salman Rushdie. The United States quickly dismissed the Iranian president's comments as "disgusting, offensive and outrageous."...
  • Stephen Harper, Benjamin Netanyahu to meet in New York City

    09/24/2012 12:59:04 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 24, 2012 | David Akin
    OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week in New York City. Harper will be in the Big Apple to receive an award Thursday evening from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, a group which advocates for religious freedom and human rights around the world. The group is giving Harper its World Statesman Award on Thursday night. On Friday morning, Harper and Netanyahu are scheduled to meet where they will almost certainly talk about Iran and unrest in the Middle East. Netanyahu will be in New York to speak to the United Nations...
  • Iranian general threatens pre-emptive strike against Israel, American bases

    09/24/2012 11:36:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Hey, don't worry about a "senior commander" of the Revolutionary Guard threatening to start a war with Israel and the US. It's just noise, after all: Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, made the comments to Iran's state-run Arabic language Al-Alam television."Iran will not start any war but it could launch a pre-emptive attack if it was sure that the enemies are putting the final touches to attack it," Al-Alam said, paraphrasing the military commander.Hajizadeh said any attack on Iranian soil could trigger "World War Three"."We can not imagine the Zionist regime starting a...
  • U.N. General Assembly Thread - commentary

    09/24/2012 11:09:31 AM PDT · by silentknight · 13 replies
    U.N. ^ | 9/24/2012 | U.N.
    Some of the most important speeches since 9/11. Will this be the last assembly before war breaks out between Israel and Iran? President Obama is expected to apologize for the recent Muslim film. Not sure what channels will show the entire assembly. Perhaps CSPAN?
  • UANI, Supporters of Israel, Democracy Organize Thousands Protesting Ahmadinejad At UN

    09/24/2012 10:07:23 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 24, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    UANI, Supporters of Israel, Democracy Organize Thousands Protesting Ahmadinejad At UNBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York, New York --- September 23, 2012 ... United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), Jewish and Christian supporters of Israel and hundreds who demand democracy for Iran are hosting a massive demonstration at the Warwick Hotel in New York on Monday, September 24, 2012 to protest the Warwick and its guest, Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The demonstration will take place outside the Warwick Hotel, intersection of 54th St. and 6th Ave at 2:00 PM, and will feature signs, props, chants, and an activity center open...
  • (Defense Minister Ehud) Barak: Get Out of Most of Yesha or Accept PA Rule

    09/24/2012 10:01:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Defense Minister Ehud Barak has proposed a unilateral withdrawal from most of Judea and Samaria, with tens of thousands of Jews outside of population centers in Judea and Samaria to leave or remain under a Palestinian Authority government. He issued the suggestion of another one-sided move in an interview with the Yisrael HaYom newspaper. Excerpts were published Monday and the full interview will be published Tuesday, the day before Yom Kippur. Jews in Ariel, located in Samaria (Shomron), Maaleh Adumim -- a large city between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea -- and in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem, would remain...
  • White House clarifies Obama's 'noise' comments on Israel

    09/24/2012 9:59:04 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/24/12 | BYRON TAU
    But Monday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that Obama remained firmly committed to Israel's security. "The president was making clear that his commitment and his country's commitment to Israel's security is as strong as ever — and unbreakable in nature," Carney said. "There's obviously a lot of noise around this issue at time." Carney also said that Obama did not feel that Netanyahu was unduly interfering in U.S. politics, pointing reporters to a recent interview with the prime minister on NBC's "Meet the Press."
  • Obama: Israel “One of Our Closest Allies in the Region” (Israel Not our Closest?)

    09/24/2012 6:12:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    In a CBS “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night, President Obama inadvertently suggested an approach to the Middle East that places Israel on a par with its Arab neighbors, calling Israel “one of our closest allies in the region.” Actually, Israel is by far our closest ally in the region, the one nation in the Middle East that can provide significant and reliable military support in the event of war. But Obama during his presidency has pursued a more “even-handed” approach with respect to the Arabs than his predecessors, maintaining a rocky relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and...
  • Pride and Embarrassment for Mixed-Sex Unit after Firefight

    09/24/2012 4:19:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/12 | Gil Ronen
    The IDF's mixed-sex Caracal unit apparently has reasons for both pride and embarrassment following the firefight on the border with Egypt that left one soldier and three terrorists dead. The pride is due to the fact that one of the unit's female fighters, a markswoman identified only by the initial S., took part in the assault on the terrorists and shot one of them to death. The embarrassment is due to reports that another female combat soldier cowered behind a bush for over an hour, causing fear that she had been abducted. S. has been feted by the media, which...
  • Obama: Does Romney want ‘to start another war’ in Middle East?

    09/23/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 86 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sep 23 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama hit back hard in a "60 Minutes" interview broadcast Sunday at Mitt Romney's criticisms of his handling of Syria and Iran, saying that if the Republican standard-bearer "is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so." Obama also brushed aside talk that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been pressuring him to take a harder line on Iran's suspicious nuclear program — source of some of Romney's sharpest campaign-trail criticisms. "When it comes to our national security decisions-- any pressure that I feel is simply to do what's right for the American people. And...
  • Obama brushes off Israeli pressure over Iran

    09/23/2012 5:24:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Google News/AFP ^ | Sept. 23, 2012 | AFP
    President Barack Obama likened Israeli pressure on him to draw a line in the sand over Iran's nuclear ambitions as noise he tries to ignore, according to remarks aired Sunday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently urged the United States to establish what he called a "red line" regarding Tehran's nuclear program beyond which the United States would be compelled to act. Obama, interviewed for Sunday's edition of "60 Minutes" on broadcaster CBS, said he understands and agrees with Netanyahu's insistence that Iran not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons as this would threaten both countries, the world in general,...
  • PA Ends Restriction on Imports from Israel

    09/23/2012 3:22:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/9/12
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) said on Sunday it was ending restrictions limiting the number of traders who can import Israeli goods into the territory, in a bid to reduce spiraling prices. "The system of exclusive agencies and exclusive distributors for goods and products manufactured in Israel or foreign goods imported through an Israeli agent is cancelled," economy minister Jawad Naji told a news conference. "We will allow all interested traders to buy directly from the Israeli market without an intermediary, in compliance with the laws and mechanisms of the Palestinian Authority," he said in Ramallah. The decision does not include...