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  • USA Talk Show Host Hedgecock Tours Judea

    03/31/2012 2:07:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/3/12 | Gil Ronen
    USA talk show host Roger Hedgecock is in Israel for the first time since the 1990s. He toured Judea with Minister of Public Affairs and the Diaspora. Hedgecock told Arutz Sheva that the case for Israel is never presented in American media and the story of Arab violence is never told. "People have got to start reaching out and telling their story," he added. Hedgecock is one of the leading broadcasters in the United States and an occasional commentator for CNN, FOX news and the Washington Journal. video .....
  • Report: Iranian Unit 400 terror squad targeting Jewish, Israeli and Western targets in Turkey

    03/31/2012 11:24:11 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 31 March 2012 | Unattributed
    A special unit of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps al Quds Brigade has been deployed to Turkey with the intent of targeting Jewish, Israeli and Western targets for terrorist attacks. The name of the special unit is “Unit 400.”
  • A Truly Horrible Article on Israel and Iran from Catholic.org

    03/31/2012 11:07:33 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 10 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 31 March 2012 | Unattributed
    Catholic.org has published a truly horrible article on the conflict between Iran and Israel: "Israeli War with Iran May Be More Costly Than Believed." In that article, the author makes specious assertions about what the Israeli government is telling its people and advises naively that Israel and the West can negotiate with the Iranian regime in good faith to find a peaceful settlement.
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Federal judges to rule on ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ passport case

    03/27/2012 5:06:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Ha'aertz ^ | 3-27-12 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    Court rules that the American parents of a boy born in Jerusalem can argue that their son's U.S. passport may list Israel as his birthplace. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the American parents of a boy born in Jerusalem can go to court in order to argue that their son's U.S. passport may list Israel as his birthplace. Due to the State Department's long-standing policy, nine-year-old Menachem Zivotofsky's birth certificate, and thus his passport, show Jerusalem with no specified country of birth. U.S. law, which actually allows passports to list “Jerusalem, Israel”, has existed since 2002. However,...
  • State Department Won’t Say Jerusalem Is in Israel

    03/27/2012 12:26:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/27/12 | Adam Kredo
    An official State Department communication has labeled Jerusalem and Israel as separate entities. In an official press release yesterday, the State Department announced that “Acting Under Secretary Kathleen Stephens Travels to Algeria, Qatar, Jordan, Jerusalem, and Israel.” Keeping up with its longstanding policy, the State Department refuses to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital—despite a U.S. law stating otherwise. Obama faced criticism on the issue last year, when it was revealed that the White House had scrubbed all references to Jerusalem being part of the Jewish state from a collection of photos on its website. Obama has also been lambasted...
  • The Global March to Jerusalem

    03/28/2012 4:59:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 28, 2012 | David Solway
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Global March to JerusalemPosted By David Solway On March 28, 2012 @ 12:51 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 18 Comments Once again, Israel is confronted by a major threat to its existence, namely, the so-called Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) scheduled for March 30th. It is organized by the usual suspects—the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, the swelling tribe of Ayatollah lovers, the devil’s spawn of radical Leftists—whose intention is to mobilize a million people to breach Israel’s borders and converge on Jerusalem. They are convinced that Israel will either find itself helpless before a...
  • After six decades of occupation Palestinian revolt should not be ruled out

    03/30/2012 12:35:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies
    Nashville Herald ^ | 3/30/12 | Ramzy Baroud
      •  Israeli report says Palestinian uprising unlikely this year  •  Palestinians expected to continue efforts to isolate Israel  •  Israel continues to dominate political discourseWhen will the Palestinians revolt? The answer, according to an Israeli official: not this year (as quoted by Agency France Press). An internal Israeli Foreign Ministry report last month also concluded that a third Palestinian intifada or uprising was 'unlikely' this year. According to the unnamed official, "This report, which is more than 100 pages long, judges that an explosion of generalized violence in the form of a third intifada is unlikely." Instead, it was resolved that Palestinians would "continue to...
  • Obama’s Doublespeak On Russian Missile Defense and Israel

    03/30/2012 5:21:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 29, 2012 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    President Obama’s recent open mic comments to President Medvedev of Russia are troubling, which explains why Obama and the White House have decided to make light of them. It seems that every time a microphone captures the President in unscripted remarks, he’s saying something that goes against his own public pronouncements. There was the famous incident in November, 2011, when French President Nicolas Sarkozy, not knowing his microphone was hot, expressed his contempt for Prime Minister Netanyahu, calling him a liar, with President Obama jumping in to commiserate, lamenting the fact that he has to deal with Netanyahu even more...
  • 20,000 Jordanians Marching on Israel

    03/30/2012 5:30:18 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/12
    Jordan's press is reporting some 20,000 people are taking part in a Global March on Jerusalem aimed at breaching Israel's borders. Participants were reportedly shouting: "Where is the Arab League on Jerusalem?" Four rabbis of the extremist anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect are also taking part...
  • As Expected – Land Day Turns Violent

    03/30/2012 5:24:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Land Day turned violent Friday when Arabs began hurling Molotov cocktails and stones at soldiers near the Kalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem. The riots began after Friday afternoon Muslim prayers – often a starting point for violence – when dozens of masked Arab youths began rioting at the checkpoint. Soldiers responded with teargas and deployed the "Skunk" – a vehicle loaded with canons spraying a noxious-smelling liquid. A machine that transmits high frequency sound waves was also employed. Israel Radio reported several protesters were lightly injured in the clashes and taken to the hosptial. Hamas parliament member Ahmed Atoun was...
  • Israel: Possible Military Strike Against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

    03/30/2012 12:04:17 AM PDT · by U-238 · 4 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 3/30/2012 | Defense Talk
    Several published reports indicate that top Israeli decision-makers now are seriously considering whether to order a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, and if so, when. Twice in Israel’s history, it has conducted air strikes aimed at halting or delaying what Israeli policymakers believed to be efforts to acquire nuclear weapons by a Middle Eastern state—destroying Iraq’s Osirak reactor in 1981 and a facility the Israelis identified as a reactor under construction in Syria in 2007. Today, Israeli officials generally view the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran as an unacceptable threat to Israeli security—with some viewing it as an existential...
  • Mideast officials: Obama in secret talks with Iran Asking Tehran to guarantee it won't hit U.S. if

    03/29/2012 7:44:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/29/12 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – President Obama has been engaged in secret, back-channel talks with Iran in which he informed Tehran’s leaders he is completely opposed to any Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, according to informed Middle Eastern officials. The officials told WND the behind-the-scenes talks aim to secure a guarantee from Iran that it will not retaliate against the U.S. in the event of any Israeli military strike, the officials said. It was unclear what, if anything, Obama offered Iran in exchange for a pledge against targeting U.S. installations, including in the Gulf. The State Department did not immediately return a...
  • 'Death to Settlers' – Not Prosecutable

    03/29/2012 5:13:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/12 | Gil Ronen
    The State Attorney's Office has refused to file charges against a former lecturer at the Bezalel art school who wrote "death to the settlers" on his Facebook page. The man, Tzvi Elhayani, wrote: "Death to the settlers – because you are a spiritual murder of the nation of Israel." Following this publication, the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel asked the Attorney General and Government Legal Advisor to initiate an investigation on suspicion of incitement to murder. Attorney Dan Eldad of the State Attorney's Office wrote in his reply to the Forum that "the statement is infuriating" and that...
  • Israelis Suspect Obama Media Leaks to Prevent Strike on Iran

    03/30/2012 5:33:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3-30-12
    JERUSALEM – Two reports today about Iran’s nuclear program and the possibility of an Israeli military strike have analysts in Israel accusing the Obama administration leaking information to pressure Israel not to bomb Iran and for Iran to reach a compromise in upcoming nuclear talks. The first report in Foreign Policy quotes anonymous American officials saying that Israel has been given access to airbases by Iran’s northern neighbor Azerbaijan from which Israel could launch air strikes or at least drones and search and rescue aircraft. The second report from Bloomberg, based on a leaked congressional report, said that Iran’s nuclear...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (3/31/12)[Prayer]

    03/31/2012 4:24:23 AM PDT · by left that other site · 26 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/31/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Exodus Chapter 14 The Red Sea Crossing 1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and camp before Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zemphon; you shall camp before it by the sea. 3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, ‘They are bewildered by the land; the wilderness has closed them in.’ 4 Then I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, so that he will pursue them; and I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over...
  • Israel: Possible Military Strike Against Iran's Nuclear Facilities

    03/30/2012 9:21:54 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 17 replies
    Congressional Research Service ^ | MArch 27, 2012 | Jim Zanotti, Kenneth Katzman, Jeremiah Gertler, Steven Hildreth
    For Congress, the potential impact-short-and long-term-of an Israeli decision regarding Iran and its implementation is a critical issue of concern. This report assesses this issue, focusing primarily on the decision that might be made by the government of Israel. In particular it examines the range of factors that could influence such an Israeli decision.
  • Iran flies thousands of pro-Palestinian activists to Syria. IDF fortifies borders

    03/30/2012 11:46:30 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 7 replies
    Debka News ^ | 3/30/12 | Debka Staff
    Israel boosted its Syrian and Lebanese border units as special flights carrying thousands of pro-Palestinian activists from Tehran touched down in Damascus Tuesday, March 27 for the international Global March to Jerusalem Friday, March 30. Before taking off, they were split into small groups and tutored by Iranian Al Qods Brigades officers in tactics for breaching Israeli border barriers, bursting through and challenging the Israeli military forces defending the border.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/30/12)[Prayer]

    03/30/2012 5:07:28 AM PDT · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/30/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Exodus Chapter 13 The Firstborn Consecrated 1. Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and beast; it is Mine.” The Feast of Unleavened Bread 3. And Moses said to the people: “Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out of this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten. 4. On this day you...
  • Israel's Secret Staging Ground

    03/30/2012 1:31:57 AM PDT · by U-238 · 17 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 3/30/2012 | Mark Perry
    In 2009, the deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in Baku, Donald Lu, sent a cable to the State Department's headquarters in Foggy Bottom titled "Azerbaijan's discreet symbiosis with Israel." The memo, later released by WikiLeaks, quotes Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev as describing his country's relationship with the Jewish state as an iceberg: "nine-tenths of it is below the surface." Why does it matter? Because Azerbaijan is strategically located on Iran's northern border and, according to several high-level sources I've spoken with inside the U.S. government, Obama administration officials now believe that the "submerged" aspect of the Israeli-Azerbaijani...
  • Israeli-Azerbaijan Deal Leaked, Bolton Blames Obama

    03/29/2012 6:03:04 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/29/12 | Patrick Brennan
    Israeli-Azerbaijan Deal Leaked, Bolton Blames Obama By Patrick Brennan March 29, 2012 6:31 P.M. According to a new article in Foreign Policy, Israel has, through a longtime but recently deepened relationship with Azerbaijan, gained access to airfields in a country bordering Iran, which it could use to make more feasible its attack on Iran. FP reports: In 2009, the deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in Baku, Donald Lu, sent a cable to the State Department’s headquarters in Foggy Bottom titled “Azerbaijan’s discreet symbiosis with Israel.” The memo, later released by WikiLeaks, quotes Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev as...
  • Israel's Secret Staging Ground

    03/29/2012 5:57:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 03/28/12 | MARK PERRY
    Israel's Secret Staging Ground U.S. officials believe that the Israelis have gained access to airbases in Azerbaijan. Does this bring them one step closer to a war with Iran? BY MARK PERRY |MARCH 28, 2012 In 2009, the deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in Baku, Donald Lu, sent a cable to the State Department's headquarters in Foggy Bottom titled "Azerbaijan's discreet symbiosis with Israel." The memo, later released by WikiLeaks, quotes Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev as describing his country's relationship with the Jewish state as an iceberg: "nine-tenths of it is below the surface." Why does it...
  • State Dept. Spokes(wo)man Refuses to Say Whether Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel

    03/29/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    There was an amazing exchange today at the State Department press briefing when the press secretary refused to say that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel. “We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem,” State Department spokes(wo)man Victoria Nuland said in response the question. When pressed further, Nuland stood her ground. “Our policy with regard to Jerusalem is that it has to be solved through negotiations. That's all I have to say on this issue,” said Nuland. Later, an apparently irritated spokes(wo)man again repeated her commitment not to...
  • Bolton accuses administration of leaking story on Israeli planning along Iran border

    03/29/2012 3:54:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | FoxNews.com
    Former U.S. diplomat John Bolton alleged Thursday that the Obama administration leaked a story about covert Israeli activity in order to foil potential plans by the country to attack Iran's nuclear program. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/29/bolton-accuses-administration-leaking-story-on-israeli-planning-along-iran/#ixzz1qY6Il9aA
  • Neighbors Said to Be at Violent Odds in Syrian Crackdown [ Sunni Muzzies shot, forced from homes ]

    03/29/2012 4:00:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 28, 2012 | Anne Barnard
    ...There are at least 6,000 Syrian refugees living in the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon, according to the United Nations, including several dozen men, women and children interviewed here at the northern end of the valley. They said they felt threatened as Sunnis, and several said that they saw the military give out rifles to residents of neighboring Alawite villages -- members of the same heterodox Muslim sect as Mr. Assad -- and that their neighbors then opened fire on them. Their accounts reinforce reports from activists reached inside Syria by telephone and e-mail of displacement along sectarian lines, and...
  • OUTRAGEOUS: Obama Administration Refuses to State Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel

    03/29/2012 12:56:59 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 16 replies
    One Jerusalem.org - Email | March 29, 2012 | Allen Roth & David Goder
    Dear Friend of Israel, Today, at the daily State Department press briefing, official State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland repeatedly refused to state that the Obama Administration recognizes Jerusalem a the Capital of of the State of Israel. In answer to the question: "Is it the view of the United States that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, notwithstanding the question about the embassy - the location of the U.S. embassy? Nuland said, "We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem."In other words, all of Jerusalem is up for grabs in the...
  • Kuala Lumpur seizes suitcases of counterfeit US dollars traced to Iran

    03/29/2012 11:31:21 AM PDT · by gortklattu · 15 replies
    Debka File ^ | 3/28/2012 | Debka
    Two suitcases crammed with counterfeit $100 bills were seized in Kuala Lumpur this week from two Iranian traders who flew in to the Malaysian capital on direct flights from Tehran. One contained 153,000 forged dollars and the second 203,000. The traders claimed they were issued the bills by tellers at the Iranian central bank CBI to finance their business transactions and had no notion they had not been dealt genuine greenbacks.
  • Friday’s Global March on Jerusalem Poses Security Risk

    03/29/2012 10:59:49 AM PDT · by gabriellah · 2 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 03/29/2012 | Sydney Phillips
    The Global March on Jerusalem is an Islamic rally that happens every year on March 30, honoring the Arabs killed by security forces in 1976 in the dispute over the land policy that involved confiscation of Arab land. This year, Palestinians will storm the Israeli borders with a little help from their friends in East Asia, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, and any form the Muslim Brotherhood assumes in each of these countries. Fars, an Iranian news agency, said the march would be “peaceful and well-organized.” Kathem Ayesh, member of the Muslim Brotherhood and organizer of the March, assures us that...
  • Israel's plan to attack Iran put on hold until next year at the earliest

    03/29/2012 5:27:14 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 17 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3-29-2012 | Amir Oren
    Damning U.S. war simulation forces Ehud Barak to reconsider attack plans; Americans pledge more money for Iron Dome antimissile system. At 8:58 P.M. on Tuesday, Israel's 2012 war against Iran came to a quiet end. The capricious plans for a huge aerial attack were returned to the deep recesses of safes and hearts. The war may not have been canceled but it has certainly been postponed. For a while, at least, we can sound the all clear: It won't happen this year. Until further notice, Israel Air Force Flight 007 will not be taking off. According to a war simulation...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (3/29/12)[Prayer]

    03/29/2012 5:03:10 AM PDT · by left that other site · 26 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/29/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Exodus Chapter 12 (Part 2) The Tenth Plague: Death of the Firstborn 29. And it came to pass at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock. 30. So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there...
  • Report: Baku Granted Israel Access To Bases For Iran Strike

    03/29/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Fennie · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 29, 2012
    Azerbaijan has granted Israel access to airbases in its territory along Iran's northern border for potential use in a military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, a report published Wednesday in Foreign Policy magazine quoted senior US administration officials as saying. "The Israelis have bought an airfield," an official said, "and the airfield is called Azerbaijan." Even if Israel doesn't use the fields for a direct airstrike on Iran, Azerbaijan could still prove useful for Jerusalem's interests in the region. The bases could be used as a jumping point for IDF search-and-rescue units, the report quoted a US intelligence official as...
  • Israeli Multi-Purpose Tank Ammo Redesigned to Fit the 125mm Gun of the T-90S

    03/28/2012 10:43:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Defense Update ^ | March 27, 2012 | Tamir Eshel
    Israeli Multi-Purpose Tank Ammo Redesigned to Fit the 125mm Gun of the T-90S IMI is unveiling two new 125mm tank rounds at the Defexpo 2012 this week. The new types of ammunition can enhance the combat capabilities and survivability of the Indian T-90S and T-72M Main Battle Tanks, improving their armor penetration capability as well as efficiency against anti-tank teams and fortified targets. The new multi-purpose tank round is based on IMI’s Multi-Purpose round technology that has won the 2011 Israel Defense Award. This technology has now been ported to the 125mm caliber, to make it available for the Indian...
  • IDF to Remain on Full Alert Over Passover

    03/28/2012 5:11:39 PM PDT · by Mossad1967 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | 3/29/2012 | Gabe Kahn
    The IDF on Tuesday broke with Israeli tradition and ordered all units to cancel the long-customary Passover leaves and remain on full alert over the holiday. Over the years, an army-wide break during Passover became a tradition followed by all major military units, including the Air Force, Navy and intelligence corps. But this year soldiers will have to divide their vacation days among themselves in order to ensure that their units remain at full strength. Senior military officials insisted the decision did not stem from any planned military operations set to occur on - or immediately after - the holiday....
  • Video: State Dept Wont Recognize Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel

    03/28/2012 5:48:38 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03/28/12 | State Dept
    View the video of the exchange here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J74LilHP2WkHere is a transcript of the exchange from today. You can view the full transcript here.QUESTION: Yesterday there was a bit of a kerfuffle over an announcement that was made by the Department about the travel of your boss. MS. NULAND: Yes. QUESTION: Is it the State Department’s position that Jerusalem is not part of Israel? MS. NULAND: Well, you know that our position on Jerusalem has not changed. The first Media Note was issued in error without appropriate clearances. We reissued the note to make clear that Under Secretary – Acting Under...
  • US Gears Up For Land Operation In Persian Gulf?

    03/28/2012 8:49:23 AM PDT · by Strategy · 21 replies
    Russia Today ^ | March 28, 2012
    The US is sending an amphibious assault group and a couple of thousand US Marines to the Persian Gulf. With another US carrier making its way to Iran's doorstep, US military still insist that this is a "regularly scheduled deployment". The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is comprised of amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, amphibious transport dock USS New York, and amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall. It is also reinforced with an atomic submarine and a marine helicopter squadron. The group, which is "a versatile sea-based force that can be tailored to a variety of missions," left...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/28/12)[Prayer]

    03/28/2012 4:25:04 AM PDT · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/28/12) | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Exodus Chapter 12 (Part One) The Passover Instituted 1. Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2. “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. 4. And if the household is too small for the lamb, let...
  • U.S. plays down Islamist role in drafting Egypt charter (No Problem with Sharia)

    03/27/2012 12:27:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/26/2012 | Guy Taylor
    The State Department downplayed concerns Monday that Islamists are dominating the drafting of Egypt’s new constitution, despite criticism and outrage voiced by secular and Christian politicians in Cairo. “We’re not going to prejudge, obviously, the work of this panel,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said, referring the 100-person body elected over the weekend by a post-revolution parliament to write the constitution. Two liberal Egyptian politicians quit the panel Monday, citing concerns that it is being dominated by Islamists and lacks sufficient representation for women and Christians. About 70 percent of the panel comprises independent Islamists or members of Islamist parties...
  • If You're Netanyahu, Why Not Bomb Iran NOW- While the Syrians R Busy Trying to Save Their Own Hides?

    03/27/2012 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 27, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Any serious strike against Tehran would almost certainly trigger a larger Middle East war... and time is not on the Israelis' side: here's how the IDF is likely planning to win, and win BIG: The Assad regime in Damascus has long been one of a number of deterrents to any Israeli military strike on the Iranian nuclear program. They -along with their Hezbollah allies in Lebanon- would likely launch a vicious missile barrage (at minimum) against the world's only Jewish state if Iran was attacked. Israel may possess the world's most comprehensive anti-missile defenses, but considering Iranian proxy Hezbollah now has over...
  • From catwalk to guard duty (Former Contestant on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Is Now an IDF Recruit)

    03/26/2012 6:10:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 79+ views
    Times of Israel ^ | March 22, 2012 | HILLARY ZAKEN
    Esther Petrack, made famous in the US as the first observant Jewish contestant on “America’s Next Top Model” in 2010-2011, is now a soldier in the IDF Armored Corps. Petrack, born in Jerusalem but raised in Boston, Massachusetts, caused an outcry in American Orthodox circles when her participation in the popular reality show led her to lift her shirt, participate in scantily clad photo shoots, and take part in other nonkosher activities. Petrack was conscripted into the IDF in December, and is now on the path to becoming a tank instructor. Her impressions of IDF service? Petrack told Channel 2...
  • Twitter Pictures From Gaza Proven to be False

    03/26/2012 6:14:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 19+ views
    Times of Israel ^ | March 13, 2012
    Two photos tweeted on the popular social network site are shown to be from other events and not the current hostilitiesTwo photos tweeted as being the result of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza in the recent round of violence have been proven false. One photo, showing a dead Palestinian girl covered in blood in the arms of her father, was tweeted by Khulood Badawi (@KhuloodBadawi), who was identified by Honest Reporting as the information and media coordinator for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. It also was tweeted by Diana Alzeer. “Palestine is bleeding … another father...
  • One Year After the Fogel Family Murders, the Community Rebuilds

    03/26/2012 5:23:57 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2012 | Stella Paul
    It takes more than a murderer's knife to kill the Jewish spirit. One year after five members of the Fogel family were brutally stabbed to death, the residents of their small farming community in the West Bank dedicated a new religious school in their honor. Itamar, a quiet hilltop town surrounded by hostile Arab villages, has earned a tragic distinction as "the most wounded community." Since its founding in 1984, a series of terror attacks has killed twenty-two people (including nine children) in a town of just 200 families. Yet after each massacre, the people of Itamar rebuild and replant,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/25/12)[Prayer]

    03/26/2012 5:00:50 AM PDT · by left that other site · 24 replies · 26+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/25/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Exodus Chapter 10 The Eighth Plague: Locusts 1. Now the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his servants, that I may show these signs of Mine before him, 2. and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and your son’s son the mighty things I have done in Egypt, and My signs which I have done among them, that you may know that I am the LORD.” 3. So Moses and Aaron came in to...
  • Will Hummus Wars Spread At Park Slope Food Co-op? (Israel Boycott Movement)

    03/25/2012 10:47:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Jewish Week ^ | Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | Doug Chandler
    Seeking an end to the debate over BDS, grocery’s board sets a vote for March 27.Like many of those she knows at the Park Slope Food Co-op, Barbara Mazor has never been an “overly” political person. “I’ve supported things” in the past, she says, adding that she and her husband send money every year to Stand With Us, the pro-Israel advocacy group, and attend the annual Salute to Israel Parade, “but I’ve never spearheaded or led anything before.” That changed for Mazor last spring as a three-year debate over a proposed boycott of Israeli products at the co-op heated up...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/25/12)[Prayer]

    03/25/2012 4:35:49 AM PDT · by left that other site · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/25/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Exodus Chapter 9 The Fifth Plague: Livestock Diseased 1. Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh and tell him, ‘Thus says the LORD God of the Hebrews: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 2. For if you refuse to let them go, and still hold them, 3. behold, the hand of the LORD will be on your cattle in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the oxen, and on the sheep—a very severe pestilence. 4. And the LORD...
  • Iran planned attack on Israeli vessel in Suez

    03/24/2012 11:09:33 PM PDT · by U-238 · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Ynet ^ | 3/24/2012 | Roi Kais
    Egyptian security forces were able to foil a terror attack on Israeli vessels in the Suez Canal, Cairo's Al-Ahram weekly reported Saturday. According to the report, the Egyptian investigation into the matter concluded that the potential attacks were orchestrated by Iran. Egyptian authorities have two suspects in custody – Saliman Rizek abdel Razek and Salame Ahmed Salame. The two deny any involvement, but according to the report authorities have evidence linking them, via the offer of a 50 million Egyptian pounds payment, to a third suspect – Muhammad Zakri – who they allegedly tried to hire to execute the attack....
  • Article In Search Of A Title.

    03/24/2012 3:34:33 PM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 1 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | March 24th, 2012 | Skip MacLure
    It’s not that I don’t have ideas for article titles. There’s certainly no dearth of material out there. Which, in part, brings me to the subject, which is that it doesn’t matter where I look, nationally, locally, or globally, events scream for attention. I want to fire off articles on each and every one of them. We are living in very perilous times… far more perilous than most people realize. There is the imminent threat of war in the middle east. Despite Obama the Betrayer doing his very best to prevent Israel from acting in its own best interest (read...
  • TAKE ACTION NOW: Urge UN To Dismiss Official Whom Committed Libel Against Israel

    03/24/2012 11:25:57 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 1+ views
    netwmd.com ^ | 3/24/12 | netwmd Staff
    A UN "media official," one Khulood Badawi, paid by U.S. and European taxpayers, has blatantly spread lies about Israel. This "official" (liar and inciter of violence) tried to pawn off a photo on Twitter which showed a poor Palestinian girl allegedly injured in an Israeli airstrike, while in reality, the girl was hurt "by falling off a swing." This picture, taken in 2006 by Reuters, had already been used to smear Israel, but Reuters retracted and apologized for this misinformation. The facts were uncovered by HonestReporting (here and here). Her UN agency's, "own website espouses that 'humanitarian actors must not...
  • Special Report: Intel shows Iran nuclear threat not imminent

    03/24/2012 8:40:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | Friday, March 23, 2012 | Tabassum Zakaria and Mark Hosenball
    The United States, European allies and even Israel generally agree on three things about Iran's nuclear program: Tehran does not have a bomb, has not decided to build one, and is probably years away from having a deliverable nuclear warhead. Those conclusions, drawn from extensive interviews with current and former U.S. and European officials with access to intelligence on Iran, contrast starkly with the heated debate surrounding a possible Israeli strike on Tehran's nuclear facilities. "They're keeping the soup warm but they are not cooking it," a U.S. administration official said. Reuters has learned that in late 2006 or early...
  • Report: Iran Planned To Bomb Israeli Ship In Suez Canal

    03/24/2012 5:14:08 AM PDT · by Fennie · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | March 24, 2012
    Iran had planned to bomb an Israeli ship while it crossed the Suez Canal, the prosecution in Egypt's state security court said, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Saturday.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/24/12)[Prayer]

    03/24/2012 4:14:25 AM PDT · by left that other site · 30 replies · 2+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/24/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Exodus Chapter 8 The Second Plague: Frogs 1. And the LORD spoke to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 2. But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all your territory with frogs. 3. So the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into your house, into your bedroom, on your bed, into the houses of your servants, on your people, into your ovens, and into...
  • Israel: Why is She Here in the First Place?

    03/23/2012 1:44:45 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 37 replies
    The Omega Letter ^ | March 22, 2012 | J.L. Robb
    Over the years I have heard time-and-time again: Why is Israel there in the first place? The Islamic countries hate Israel with a passion, almost a lust, that is otherworldly. For anyone who hasn’t studied the Bible, it is difficult to understand why Israel was restored. Thomas Paine, a member of the intelligentsia of his day (1737-1809), didn’t understand. He thought the Bible was a book of fables. “The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authority; it...