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  • Israeli TV report shows air force gearing-up for Iran attack, says moment of truth is near

    04/15/2012 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 15, 2012 | Greg Tepper
    A major Israel TV station on Sunday night broadcast a detailed report on how Israel will go about attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities in the event that diplomacy and sanctions fail and Israel decides to carry out a military strike. The report, screened on the main evening news of Channel 10, was remarkable both in terms of the access granted to the reporter, who said he had spent weeks with the pilots and other personnel he interviewed, and in the fact that his assessments on a strike were cleared by the military censor. No order to strike is likely to be...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • 40 Leftists Detained at Ben Gurion Airport

    04/15/2012 9:59:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/12 | Yoni Kempinski and Elad Benari
    Police detained two leftist activists Sunday at Ben Gurion International Airport Sunday afternoon after they held up signs that said "Welcome to Palestine." Forty anti-Israeli activists were refused entry into Israel in the hours between Saturday night and 3:00 p.m. Sunday. They were all taken to questioning in the Interior Ministry office at the airport, pending their repatriation. The two leftists unfurled the signs immediately after Police Central District Commander Maj. Gen. Bentzi Sau gave reporters a briefing on the situation. As they were led away, nationalist Israeli activists shouted at them: "Go see what is going on in Syria!"...
  • '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...
  • British pro-Palestinian activists refused Israel flight

    04/15/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15th April 2012 | BBC News
    'Members of a pro-Palestinian campaign group have been refused travel from Manchester Airport to Israel. Airline Jet2 said Israeli officials informed it 13 people booked on a flight to Ben Gurion airport would not be allowed into Israel. A Jet2 spokesman said: "In light of this decision we were unable to accept them for travel." The head of a Scottish pro-Palestine group, whose members were banned from flying, said it was atrocious. Mick Napier and nine other people from the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign were stopped by the budget airline from boarding flight LS907. They were part of a UK...
  • IDF Suspends Officer who Hit Anarchist

    04/15/2012 3:11:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/12 | Elad Benari
    The IDF has decided to suspend Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, the IDF officer who was videotaped striking a Danish anarchist with his gun. In an updated statement released late Sunday evening, the IDF Spokesman's Unit said, “The Head of Central Command, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon, has ordered an immediate inquiry into the incident in which Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, Deputy Commander of the Bik'a Brigade, was seen hitting protesters in the Jordan Valley yesterday. After an initial inquiry conducted this evening (Sunday) by the Commander of the Bik’a Brigade, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon decided to adopt the recommendation of the...
  • Anti-Israel Fly-in Protest Is a Bust

    04/15/2012 5:49:15 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 4/15/2012 | Ryan Jones
    Israel was on alert Sunday for a planned mass fly-in protest, or "flytilla," by foreign anti-Israel activists protesting the Jewish state's control of Judea and Samaria, including the eastern half of Jerusalem. But by the end of the work day, a mere 27 activists had managed to land in Israel. They were quickly detained and deported. The stunt was largely thwarted by Israel loudly publicizing the fact that it would deny entry to the activists, insisting that they were arriving for the sole purpose of provoking unrest. As a result, most airlines canceled the activists' tickets rather than be billed...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/15/12)[Prayer]

    04/15/2012 4:46:41 AM PDT · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/15/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Hallel - Songs of Praise Psalm 117 1. O Praise the LORD, all ye nations: Praise him, all ye people. 2. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: And the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
  • Senator Leaks Secret Mossad Meetings on TV

    01/31/2012 2:42:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    inn ^ | 1/31/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    A faux pax by Senator Diane Feinstein outed the presence of Mossad chief Tamir Pardo in Washington to discuss a possible strike on Iran. Mossad director Tamir Pardo is in Washington for talks about a possible attack on Iran's nuclear installations, Israel's Channel 2 reported on Tuesday. Pardo's visit, which would normally be conducted in secret, was revealed by US Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, 78, who made the faux pax at committee hearing. The hearing was being broadcast live by US television. Feinstein said she had spoken with Pardo, who also met with CIA director David Petraeus, adding...
  • Obama, Iran in secret nuclear deal

    02/27/2012 1:14:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/12 | Reza Kahlili
    My sources inside Iran tell me that President Obama, seeking to protect the recovering U.S. economy and bolster his chances of being re-elected in November, apparently has entered into an informal agreement with Iran that he believes will defuse the nuclear weapons crisis and keep Israel from attacking the Islamic regime. The agreement calls for the United States to acknowledge that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons, and for Iran to hand over its highly enriched uranium, which is necessary for nuclear weaponization. Iran, for its part, though engaging Obama, has no intention of abiding by the agreement and is...
  • The Russians are lining up with Syria and Iran against Israel: Has Obama given his okay?

    04/14/2012 8:13:15 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 14th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    Russia is anticipating that Iran will be attacked this summer and has developed a contingency plan to mass troops along the Iranian border. On the surface, this move will be used by the Russians to justify the move to protect its interests in the region as well assist the Islamic regime if needed. Their plan doesn’t leave out the possibility of Russian Forces to engaging Israelis and Americans if Moscow feels its interests in Iran are threatened. The goal will be a show of force to stop any former Soviet states from providing military support to any country which attacks...
  • 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
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/14/12)[Prayer]

    04/14/2012 4:20:12 AM PDT · by left that other site · 27 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/14/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Hallel - Songs of Praise Psalm 116 1. I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. 2. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. 3. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. 4. Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. 5. Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful....
  • Stephen Hayes: What the U.S.-Iran Talks Will Ignore

    04/13/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | Apr. 12, 2012 | Stephen Hayes
    excerpt- Anything that retards Iran's nuclear progress is helpful. But even if the talks "solved" the nuclear issue—virtually inconceivable, given the measures the Iranians have taken to preserve their program—a bigger problem would remain: the Iranian regime itself. Whatever progress is made in the context of overlapping short-term interests, it will do little to change the long-term strategic problems presented by a hostile Iran. And Iran is hostile. It is one of the most underreported stories of the past decade: As we went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, Iran went to war with us. Tehran has provided weapons to...
  • 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 -...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/13/12)[Prayer)

    04/13/2012 4:32:28 AM PDT · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/13/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Hallel - Songs of Praise Psalm 115 God and the Idols 1. Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. 2. Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? 3. But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. 4. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 5. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: 6. they have ears, but...
  • 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...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/12/12)[Prayer]

    04/12/2012 4:28:34 AM PDT · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/12/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Hallel - Songs of Praise Psalm 114 The Wonders of the Exodus 1. When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; 2. Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. 3. The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. 4. The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs. 5. What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? 6. ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/11/12)[Prayer]

    04/11/2012 5:02:56 AM PDT · by left that other site · 28 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/11/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Hallel - Songs of Praise Psalm 113 1. Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the Name of the LORD. 2. Blessed be the Name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. 3. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised. 4. The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. 5. Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, 6. Who humbleth himself...
  • 'Universal' cancer vaccine developed

    04/08/2012 2:58:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 8, 2012 | Richard Gray
    A vaccine that can train cancer patients' own bodies to seek out and destroy tumour cells has been developed by scientists. The therapy, which targets a molecule found in 90 per cent of all cancers, could provide a universal injection that allows patients' immune systems to fight off common cancers including breast and prostate cancer. Preliminary results from early clinical trials have shown the vaccine can trigger an immune response in patients and reduce levels of disease. The scientists behind the vaccine now hope to conduct larger trials in patients to prove it can be effective against a range of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Israel and the United Nations

    04/10/2012 9:32:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 10, 2012 | Pat Condell
    (click the link for video)
  • 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...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/10/12)[Prayer]

    04/10/2012 4:33:09 AM PDT · by left that other site · 24 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/10/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Hallel - Songs of Praise Psalm 112 1. Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. 2. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4. Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. 5. A good man showeth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. 6....
  • Arab racism prevents peace

    04/10/2012 12:26:11 AM PDT · by PRePublic
    YNet ^ | April 4, 2012 | Giulio Meotti
    Arab racism prevents peace Op-ed: Hebron house dispute highlights Arab desire for Middle East free of any Jewish presence Giulio Meotti Published: 04.04.12, 11:32 / Israel Opinion The invisible headlines go beyond the settlers who bought a house near Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs. The real story is not about home ownership; rather, it's at the very core of the Mideastern conflict. While Israel is not "Arabrein" (Jewish citizens live with their fellow Arab citizens and neither they nor anyone else suggests they are "an obstacle to peace"), a Nazi-like ideology sees the entire State of Israel as an alien...
  • Report: Israel Told US 'No Attack until Early Fall

    04/09/2012 11:12:15 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 18 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 4/10/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Israeli newspaper Maariv reported Tuesday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu refused to commit before U.S. President Barack Obama that Israel would not attack Iran before the U.S. presidential elections.
  • 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...
  • Why I no longer hate Israel

    04/09/2012 8:58:43 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Israel Pundit ^ | April 8, 2012 | Romeu Monteiro
    Why I no longer hate Israel Op-ed: Portuguese blogger explains why he changed his views, fell in love with Israel Romeu Monteiro, YNET I’m a 22-year-old Portuguese gay activist and PhD student. I’m not Jewish, Israeli or even religious, but I am a Zionist and strong supporter of Israel, and I want to explain why. My story begins at the age of nine, when I went to the school library to get the Diary of Anne Frank. I had no prior idea about the Holocaust and I could not comprehend such persecution. I had never met a Jew, but I...
  • A Friendship Dating to 1976 Resonates in 2012

    04/08/2012 9:57:37 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/7/2012 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    The two young men had woefully little in common: one was a wealthy Mormon from Michigan, the other a middle-class Jew from Israel. But in 1976, the lives of Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu intersected, briefly but indelibly, in the 16th-floor offices of the Boston Consulting Group, where both had been recruited as corporate advisers. At the most formative time of their careers, they sized each other up during the firm’s weekly brainstorming sessions, absorbing the same profoundly analytical view of the world. That shared experience decades ago led to a warm friendship, little known to outsiders, that is now...
  • Friday Sermon on Jordan TV: Jordanian Army Is Invincible, Will Shatter the Might of Israel

    04/09/2012 4:41:09 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 18 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 3-23-12 | Jordanian TV
    Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered by Jordanian cleric Ghaleb Rabab'a, which aired on Jordan TV on March 23, 2012 : Ghaleb Rabab'a : The [Jordanian] army is invincible. Its units are filled with people who pray, with imams, and with people who memorized the Koran. This army will never be defeated, Allah willing. Jerusalem will be regained, Allah willing, by these modest and pure hands, which hold the Koran high and recite it day and night. This is an army that bows before none but Allah. Today, we must take pride in our country and its army,...
  • Netanyahu: Iran Uses Talks to Deceive

    04/09/2012 1:48:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/4/12 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met Sunday afternoon with his Italian counterpart Mario Monti. Following the meeting, Netanyahu spoke to reporters and mentioned the P5-1 talks with Iran scheduled for next week. "We have seen that Iran uses the talks in order to deceive and mislead," he said. "We will follow the talks." "Our policy with regard to Iran has not changed, and that is also what needs to happen at the talks," he added. "The demands from Iran must be clear – remove the enriched [nuclear] material, stop the enrichment and dismantle the installation at Qom." Iran, meanwhile, has rejected...
  • LIVE 9PM ET: National Security on Believe in America Radio show

    04/09/2012 5:59:45 PM PDT · by jacobny
    Believe in America ^ | 04/09/12 | jacobny
    discussing WH12 election, jewish vote poll data and Iran on my 'Believe in America Radio' show: http://tobtr.com/s/3112953
  • Israel Bars German Laureate Grass Over Poem

    04/09/2012 12:28:01 PM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | ETHAN BRONNER and NICHOLAS KULISH
    Israel’s interior minister declared Günter Grass, one of Germany’s best-known authors, unwelcome in Israel on Sunday, barring him from entering the country for a poem that accused Israel of being a threat to world peace. “Grass’s poems fan the flames of hatred against Israel and the Israeli people, thus promoting the idea he was part of when he donned an SS uniform,” said the minister, Eli Yishai, referring to Mr. Grass’s admission that he had been a Nazi soldier as a 17-year-old. “His distorted poems are not welcome in Israel. I suggest he try them in Iran where he will...
  • Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

    04/09/2012 8:57:09 AM PDT · by DBeers · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, April 9, 2012 | Rick Santorum
    Jerusalem is the capital of Israel Obama and Romney won't state this basic fact There is, sadly, a huge divide between the Obama administration’s position and that of the government of Israel with regard to Jerusalem. For thousands of years, at the end of the Passover Seder as well as at the end of Yom Kippur, Jews around the world conclude their holiday by reciting, “Next Year in Jerusalem.” To Jews, Jerusalem is the holiest city, and has the holiest site, the Temple Mount, which includes the Western Wall. Jews praying outside of Jerusalem face toward Jerusalem. When Israel became...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/9/12)[Prayer]

    04/09/2012 5:32:41 AM PDT · by left that other site · 27 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/9/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Hallel - Songs of Praise Psalm 111 Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and merciful. He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever. He has shown his people the power...
  • Israeli Letter-poem to Grass: If We Go, Everyone Goes

    04/08/2012 2:38:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/4/12 | Gil Ronen
    Israeli poet Itamar Yaoz-Kest, a Holocaust survivor, has penned a public "letter-poem" in reply to the "poem" in which German Günter Grass accused Israel of "endangering the already fragile world peace." The letter-poem was published on journalist Ze'ev Galili's blog, in Hebrew, under the name: "The Right to Exist: a Poem-Letter to the German Author." It addresses Grass, who has admitted to being a member of the Waffen SS during World War II, by name. The "letter-poem" starts thus: Danger, I want to be a danger, I want to be a danger to the world, so that after my destruction,...
  • Special IDF units preparing for mass Lebanon incursion if war breaks out with Hezbollah

    04/08/2012 9:48:32 PM PDT · by U-238 · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/8/2012 | Gili Cohen
    Almost six years after the Second Lebanon War, special Israeli units are preparing to take part in mass incursions into Lebanon if another round of fighting with Hezbollah breaks out. Just as important, they are being trained to heed the legal implications. Officers say the Israel Air Force would destroy targets like training bases and rocket-launching pads within a few days, based on the intelligence gathered by the Israel Defense Forces. But this would not be enough, so a ground offensive would be necessary. Published 00:51 08.04.12 Latest update 00:51 08.04.12 Special IDF units preparing for mass Lebanon incursion if...
  • Special IDF Units Preparing For Mass Lebanon Incursion If War Breaks Out With Hezbollah

    04/08/2012 7:34:01 AM PDT · by edpc · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8 April 2012 | Gili Cohen
    Almost six years after the Second Lebanon War, special Israeli units are preparing to take part in mass incursions into Lebanon if another round of fighting with Hezbollah breaks out. Just as important, they are being trained to heed the legal implications. Officers say the Israel Air Force would destroy targets like training bases and rocket-launching pads within a few days, based on the intelligence gathered by the Israel Defense Forces. But this would not be enough, so a ground offensive would be necessary.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/8/12)[Prayer]

    04/08/2012 4:30:05 AM PDT · by left that other site · 28 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/8/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Hallel - Songs of Praise Psalm 110 1. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2. The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. 4. The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for...
  • U.S. intelligence gains in Iran seen as boost to confidence(it's not making warhead???)

    04/07/2012 9:32:20 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 7, 2012 | Joby Warrick and Greg Miller
    The Obama administration has cited new intelligence reports in arguing against a preemptive military strike by Israel against Iranian nuclear facilities. The expanded espionage effort has confirmed the consensus view expressed by the U.S. intelligence community in a controversial estimate released publicly in 2007. That estimate concluded that while Iran remains resolutely committed to assembling key building blocks for a nuclear weapons program, particularly enriched uranium, the nation’s leaders have opted for now against taking the crucial final step: designing a nuclear warhead. “It isn’t the absence of evidence, it’s the evidence of an absence,” said one former intelligence official...
  • Mofaz: Give the Palestinians 100% of Yesha

    04/07/2012 3:40:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) told the The New York Times that he would "respond to 100% of the territorial demands of the Palestinians" if elected Prime Minister. “I intend to replace Netanyahu,” Mr. Mofaz, 63, said. “I will not join his government.” Mofaz said that he believed Israel should keep the main settlement blocs, but that he would give the Palestinian Authority as much land from sovereign Israeli ground as he kept from Judea and Samaria. He added that he believes it is possible to reach an agreement on the borders and security within one year. When asked about...
  • Defiant Syria is upgrading its military capabilities

    04/07/2012 12:25:32 PM PDT · by klpt · 6 replies
    Jpost ^ | 04/06/2012 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Despite the ongoing internal unrest, Syria is continuing to upgrade its military capabilities and recently declared a number of new surface-to-air missile systems (SAMs) operational. Over the past year, Syria has received a number of SA- 17 batteries from Russia under a deal signed several years ago. Two batteries are already reportedly operational and deployed along Syria’s border with Lebanon. A third is undergoing training. As a result, the IDF has modified the way it flies in the North and particularly when conducting missions over Lebanon, where it continues to fly to gather intelligence on Hezbollah activities.
  • The Eternal Liberation Movement

    04/07/2012 7:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2012 | 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...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/7/12)[Prayer]

    04/07/2012 5:33:48 AM PDT · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/7/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Exodus Chapter 20 12. “ Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you. 13. “You shall not murder. 14. “You shall not commit adultery. 15. “You shall not steal. 16. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 17. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
  • Russia: Human rights groups urge Jackson-Vanik repeal; Post-election, dissent still simmers

    04/06/2012 9:52:02 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    AFPC Russia Reform Monitor ^ | 4/5/2012 | Ilan Berman and Amanda Pitrof, eds.
    Leaders of Russia’s political opposition groups have banded together to urge Congress to end Cold War-era trade restrictions against Russia. The restrictions, known as the Jackson-Vanik amendment, were originally crafted to pressure the Soviet Union to allow the emigration of Russian Jews, and have remained in force since. But if left in place when Russia officially joins the World Trade Organization, the law could lead to higher tariffs on American companies operating in Russia. There are also pragmatic reasons to repeal Jackson-Vanik. According to the New York Times, Russia's opposition leaders have argued that leaving the amendment in place would...
  • Israel Presents New Deterrence Policy

    04/06/2012 2:58:25 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 15 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | April 5, 2012 | Shahar Chai
    IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz on Thursday declared a change in army police whereby any firing at Israel's south will be met with an attack on Hamas, regardless of the group behind the fire. Similarly, any firing from Lebanon will result in an attack on Hezbollah, and any terror attack by Iran's emissaries overseas will prompt a response against Tehran. Speaking at a conference in the Gelilot base, Gantz discussed the many threats Israel faces. "The IDF is Israel's sharpened sword and protector," he noted. He also addressed the firing of rockets at Eilat on Wednesday night.
  • BREAKING: MJ Rosenberg OUT At Media Matters

    Media Matters For America's Jew-Hater-In-Chief is out! I believe he was pushed. His promise to stop using the Anti-Semitic term Israel-firster made at the beginning of March did not take the pressure off, himself or that of MMFA. But I will do so without using the term "Israel Firster." The term was coined in 1960 by the late Abram Leon Sachar, founding President of Brandeis University, and a renowned Jewish historian (his son Howard Morley Sachar remains the greatest historian of contemporary Jewry) and was first used by the elder Sachar in a speech he delivered that year to a...
  • 'Obama signaled Khamenei that U.S. could accept civilian nuclear program in Iran'

    04/06/2012 11:16:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 4/6/12 | Barak Ravid
    U.S. President Barack Obama has recently passed a message to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Washington Post reported on Friday, which signaled that the United States would agree to an Iranian civilian nuclear program if they proved they were not developing a nuclear bomb. According to David Ignatius, the Washington Post's senior columnist specializing in intelligence matters, Obama passed Khamenei the message through Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who visited Tehran this week.