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  • PA Request To Arrest Arafat Adviser Denied By Interpol

    05/19/2012 1:15:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/12
    Interpol has rejected the Palestinian Authority's request to arrest Mohammed Rashid, a, who is wanted for embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars, the PA attorney-general, Ahmed al-Mughni, announced over the weekend. Rashid is wanted by the PA in connection with 21 cases of embezzlement, fraud and money-laundering, al-Mughni revealed. He said that he personally had contacted Rashid and asked him to hand himself in to the PA authorities, but to no avail. "The problem with Interpol is that they are saying that we are not a sovereign state and that's why they won't comply," al-Mughni told...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Temple Israel Destroy 70 Year Family Relationship [No Debate Allowed]

    05/19/2012 12:23:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 5/18/12 | Javier Manjarres
    DNC Chair/Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s partisan political tactics have brought an end to the 70 year-old relationship between Temple Israel of North Miami and one of its past presidents and most respected members, the honorable Stanley Tate. Wasserman Schultz and Tate were both scheduled to address the Temple Israel congregation regarding U.S.-Israeli relations, but apparently Wasserman Schultz couldn’t handle the fact that Tate would undoubtedly contradict her partisan talking points- so much for “diversity” when it comes to Debbie allowing equal time to opposing points of view. In what can only be described as an act of political spite, Wasserman...
  • “The Temple Mount is in our Hands”

    05/19/2012 12:02:47 PM PDT · by jjotto · 10 replies
    Israpundit ^ | May 19, 2012 | Jerry Gordan
    “The Temple Mount is in our Hands” – Yom Yerushalayim Day, the 45th Commemoration of the Reunification of Jerusalem This evening in Israel begins the commemoration of Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the 28th of Iyar in the Hebrew Calendar. The occasion marks the 45th anniversary of the reunification of the ancient and eternal capital of the Jewish State of Israel. Nineteen years after Jordanian Legionnaires routed valiant defending forces, destroyed Jewish landmarks and expelled Jewish residents of the Old City; IDF forces retook the eastern half of Israel’s capitol on June 7th, 1967, after fierce fighting. Simon Sebag Montefiore’s book,...
  • Iran, Syria ordered to pay terror victim's family

    05/18/2012 2:33:53 PM PDT · by Righting · 1 replies
    JPOST ^ | 05/15/2012 | JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    US court orders $332 m. for Wultz family for 16-year-old boy killed and father seriously injured in TA suicide attack. Six years after 16-year-old American Daniel Wultz died of wounds he sustained in a Tel Aviv suicide bombing, a US district court judge awarded his family $332 million in damages from Iran and Syria. The court found that Iran and Syria were responsible for providing material support for the April 17, 2006, attack, in which 11 people were murdered and over 60 others wounded when an Islamic Jihad suicide bomber detonated a bomb laced with nails and other projectiles in...
  • Israeli settlement produce label

    05/19/2012 8:54:45 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Foreign Minister Villy Sřvndal is calling for a produce labelling system for all produce emanating from Israeli settlements which are, as he says ‘illegal under international law’. “This is a move that will clearly show consumers that this produce has been produced under conditions that not only the Danish government, but also the European governments have rejected. Then it is up to consumers whether they are prepared to buy the produce,” Sřvndal says. In practice, the labelling system will be an option for supermarkets that will be able to choose whether to introduce it or not – rather like the...
  • Can the EU Save Abu Shahala?

    05/18/2012 7:06:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/12 | Gabe Kahn
    European Union Committee for Foreign Affairs chairman Dr. Fiorello Provera said this week that the EU was obligated to intervene on behalf of Muhammad Abu Shahala. Abu Shahala was sentenced to death by a Palestinian Authority court for selling the Beit HaMachpela (House of the Patriarchs) to Jewish families in Hevron. "Abu Shahala's conviction has no justification, and therefore the European Union will intervene to save his life," Provera wrote in response to a plea by Hevron's Jewish community asking the EU intervene on Abu Shahala's behalf. "It is inconceivable that a man who sells his house will be convicted...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/19/12)[Prayer]

    05/19/2012 4:25:54 AM PDT · by left that other site · 26 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/19/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 71 God the Rock of Salvation 1. In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame. 2. Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; Incline Your ear to me, and save me. 3. Be my strong refuge, To which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress. 4. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. 5....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/18/12)[Prayer]

    05/18/2012 4:24:05 AM PDT · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/18/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 98 A Psalm 1. Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory. 2. The LORD has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations. 3. He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. 4. Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing...
  • Iran attack decision nears, Israeli elite locks down (Sanctions have failed, again)

    05/17/2012 8:18:12 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/17/2012 | By Michael Stott
    A private door opens from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office in central Jerusalem directly into a long, modestly furnished, half-paneled room decorated with modern paintings by Israeli artists and a copy of Israel's 1948 declaration of independence. It contains little more than a long wooden table, brown leather chairs and a single old-fashioned white projector screen. This inner sanctum at the end of a corridor between Netanyahu's private room and the office of his top military adviser, is where one of the decade's most momentous military decisions could soon be taken: to launch an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear...
  • Rabbi Yosef: Treating gentiles violates Sabbath

    05/17/2012 8:58:02 PM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 45 replies ^ | May 17, 2012 | Ynet
    What should religious doctors do if a gentile is injured in a car accident on Shabbat and is rushed to the hospital? According to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, this does not warrant violating the sanctity of the Sabbath. During a class on Sabbath halacha relating to religious physicians, the spiritual leader of Shas said that while doctors are expected to do everything in their power – even if it requires violating the Sabbath – in order to save Jews whose lives are in danger, the same does not apply for gentiles. "If a gentile were to get injured in a car...
  • The Nature of the Church The Nature of the Church

    05/17/2012 5:39:18 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 5/17/2012 | Dr. Thomas Ice
    It is not uncommon to hear anti-pretribulationists discount pretribulationism because the Bible teaches that Christians will suffer for Christ. Since pretribulationists teach that the church will not go through the tribulation, some attempt to equate this with a view that Believers will never experience hardship of any kind during the current church age. This is a distortion of our views. Pretribulationism teaches, by God’s grace and decree, the church will not go through the time of God’s wrath because the tribulation is designed for purposes which do not include the church. In fact, we believe that during the church age...
  • Netanyahu's 'centrist' coalition is already proving it's anything but

    05/17/2012 6:36:26 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/17/2012 | Joshua Mitnick
    When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined forces last week with the centrist Kadima party to form one of Israel's largest-ever coalition governments, it appeared to give him maneuvering room to pursue Palestinian peace talks over the objections of his hardline political base. But twin efforts by coalition lawmakers last weekend to strengthen the legal status of Jewish settlements suggest that the political fulcrum of Mr. Netanyahu's government in fact may not have shifted all that dramatically away from stalwarts in his Likud party who oppose ceding land to the Palestinians on both ideological and theological grounds. "The prime minister doesn't...
  • Police, Yassam Forces Arrive in Ramat Migron

    05/16/2012 4:15:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/12
    Police and Yassam officers equipped with a backhoe arrived on Wednesday night at the community of Ramat Migron in Binyamin, the Tazpit news agency reported.
  • US Plans for Iran Military Option 'Fully Available'

    05/17/2012 11:37:47 AM PDT · by houeto · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-17-2012 | Chana Ya'ar
    The U.S. ambassador to Israel says military plans for a possible attack on Iran are “fully available.”*snip*"It would be preferable to resolve this diplomatically and through the use of pressure than to use military force,” Shapiro said in remarks broadcast on IDF Army Radio. “But that doesn't mean that option is not fully available – not just available, but it's ready. The necessary planning has been done to ensure that it's ready,” he said.
  • Ex-Spanish PM: Khamenei Told Me 'Israel Must Burn'

    05/17/2012 9:51:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/17/12 | Gil Ronen
    Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar said Thursday that Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei personally told him in 2000 that Israel must be physically annihilated. "In a private discussion we held in Tehran in October of 2000, Ali Khamenei told me that Israel must be burned to the ground and made to disappear from the face of the Earth," Aznar told the audience, according to a report in Israel Hayom. Aznar spoke at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). Former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Dore Gold, the head of JCPA, asked Aznar if Khamenei...
  • Israelis flock to Moscow to show support for Gelfand

    05/17/2012 8:37:50 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 2 replies
    Zee News ^ | 17 May, 2012 | Zee News
    JERUSALEM: Chess may not be among the most popular sports in Israel, but a lot of Israelis are flocking to Moscow to cheer countryman Boris Gelfand who is in pursuit to dislodge Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand as the world`s leading chess player at the FIDE world championship. "Israelis are indeed showing their pride and support for Gelfand. Many hardcore chess fans have come to Moscow to see the match in person, as opposed to following it online like tens of thousands of others are doing," reported daily Ha`aretz, as the championship is generating more and more interest in the Israeli...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/17/12)[Prayer]

    05/17/2012 4:40:20 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem 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 ever after the order of Melchizedek....
  • MK Eldad: PM Should Have Said 'Jordan is Palestine'

    05/16/2012 1:52:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/12 | Gabe Kahn
    MK Aryeh Eldad on Wednesday criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's letter to Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the Knesset plenum. “The letter should have included the fact that the resolution of the conflict lies with the possibility the Jordan will become the PA homeland when the Palestinian Arabs overthrow King Abdullah," he said. Eldad has dueled in recent years with Jordanian King Abdullah II's decision to abandon the Hashemite Monarchy's position that Jordan is the true 'Palestinian State.' In 2011, Abdullah rejected the long-held formula of the Hashemite monarchy that "Jordan is Palestine," saying "The so-called 'substitute homeland' exists...
  • Russia and Israel: The unexpected alliance

    05/16/2012 1:13:52 PM PDT · by ravager · 11 replies
    Haartez ^ | May.16, 2012 | 4:34 AM | By Adar Primor
    He has completed two terms as president and a third as prime minister. Theoretically, he could be leading his country until 2024, which would make him the longest-serving Russian or Soviet leader since Stalin. Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin last week generated a wave of commentary, which generally concluded that what was, is, and will be. Putin 4.0, like the previous versions, believes that Russia still hasn't recovered from its crash in the 1990s, so it's not yet ripe for pluralistic democracy. Putin 4.0 believes the world is dangerous, chaotic and hostile. He will therefore roll back the political...
  • Putin: 'Israel will take care of Iran,' Khameni: Clash between Iran, US and Israel 'inevitable'

    05/16/2012 10:05:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/16/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar told the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin told him that Israel will 'take care of' Iran. Aznar also repeated a conversation with Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni in which Khameni said that it was 'inevitable' that Iran would confront the United States and Israel. Don’t worry about Iran, Israel will take care of it, former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as telling him years ago. Aznar, speaking Wednesday at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on a meeting he...
  • Ex-Spain PM: Putin Told Me 'Israel Will Take Care Of Iran'

    05/16/2012 5:07:42 AM PDT · by edpc · 7 replies
    JPost ^ | 16 May 2012 | Herb Keinon
    Don’t worry about Iran, Israel will take care of it, former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as telling him years ago. Aznar, speaking Wednesday at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on a meeting he had with the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in 2002, said Putin’s comments came after he entreated him not to sell S300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.
  • Iran Boasts of End to US-Israel Alliance

    05/16/2012 4:41:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    An Iranian newspaper tied to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei recently boasted that United States has “rejected” Israel within recent months. “It can be said that within the last 60 years, this is the first time that the Zionist regime, since its illegal inception, has had to endure rejection by the West over its vision and interest in the region,” wrote Sadollah Zarei, according to a translation by Reza Kahlili. The author writes that the only “obstacle” remaining is the Saudi Royal Family and once it falls, Israel can be destroyed. “With diminishing support for Israel and with the (upcoming) collapse...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/16/12)[Prayer]

    05/16/2012 4:19:35 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/16/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 40 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. 1. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry. 2. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. 3. He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD. 4. Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust, And does not...
  • US Leads Major War Drill in Jordan – Israel Not Invited

    05/15/2012 7:08:00 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-15-12 | Gabe Kahn
    The United States is leading what it described as the "largest military exercises in the Middle East in 10 years" in Jordan on Tuesday. Eager Lion 2012 “is the largest exercise held in the region in the past ten years,” Major General Ken Tovo, head of the US Special Operations Forces, told reporters in Amman. “Yesterday we began to apply the skills that we have developed over the last weeks in an irregular warfare scenario … They will last for approximately the coming two weeks,” he added. “The message that I want to send through this exercise is that we...
  • Weekend Oz apologises for (apartheid) slur

    05/15/2012 6:36:26 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies
    JN (AU) ^ | May 11, 2012
    Weekend Oz apologises for slur MAY 11, 2012 NATIONAL, NEWS · TAGGED: ADAM KAMIEN, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIAN JEWRY, JOHN LYONS, NICK CATER, PETER WERTHEIM, WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN EDITOR of the Weekend Australian Nick Cater has apologised for an inflammatory headline that ran in the magazine last week, sparking outrage from Jewish readers.
  • Turkey suspects bird of being Israeli spy

    05/15/2012 5:47:17 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 38 replies
    Y-Net ^ | 5-15-12 | Amir Ben-David
    Ankara investigating possibility that bee-eater was 'implanted with Mossad surveillance device'; Israeli wildlife officials say accusation ridiculous Turkish authorities believe that they have found a bird used for espionage purposes by Israel, the country's media reported. According to a Tuesday report in Yedioth Ahronoth, an investigation to that effect was launched in Ankara several days ago, after a farmer discovered a dead Merops Apiaster, commonly known as the European Bee-Eater, in his field. The bird had a ring reading "Israel" on one of its legs. Bird-banding is a common practice in ornithology, meant to help scientists track bird migration routes....
  • PMO: Palestinians should direct anger at leaders

    05/15/2012 4:08:14 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/15/2012 | HERB KEINON
    Prime Minister's spokesman says if Palestinian leadership in 1948 did not adopt extreme opposition to Israel, Palestinians would be celebrating independence instead of "Nakba." Rather than demonstrating against Israel, the Palestinians should be directing their anger over "Nakba Day" at the extremist Palestinian leadership which 64 years ago rejected any accommodation, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's spokesman Mark Regev said Tuesday. Palestinians marked Nakba Day (the "Day of Catastrophe" marking the anniversary of the establishment of Israel and the creation of the Palestinian diaspora) on Tuesday with rallies and demonstrations in various locations in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east...
  • Shalom: Israel Will Never Cede the Golan

    05/15/2012 1:47:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/5/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom today toured the Golan Heights and said Israel will never cede the Golan Heights. "We have been in the Golan Heights forever and shall remain eternally," Shalom, who is also Minister of Negev and Galilee Development, said during a wine opening at the Lane School. "There has been an almost continual Jewish presence in the Golan Heights for thousands of years and we will never leave," he added. Shalom told those present that the Golan needed investment to nurture and develop the excellent soil so Israel could build "a luxurious wine empire." The Lane School...
  • Fmr IDF Spokeperson: Israel's Striving for Peace in the Middle East vs Fanatic Islam

    05/15/2012 12:40:24 PM PDT · by se99tp · 3 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | May 14th, 2012 | Avi Lipkin
    Very often, people in Israel, Jews, Christians and Moslems ask whether peace is attainable in the Middle East, considering that two peoples- Arab and Jews- are fighting over a very small piece of land in a very large territorial sea of Islam... ...The reason I mention these five wars between Israel and the Arabs is not to try to attempt to give a history of Israel's military history, but to put into perspective certain quotes by Syrian President Hafez Assad, who has gone on record as saying: "These Arabs have lost five wars against Israel. We can afford to loose...
  • Criticizing Netanyahu, Barak on Iran is a luxury Israel can't afford

    05/15/2012 9:11:54 AM PDT · by american_steve
    Haaretz ^ | May 14, 2012 | David B. Rivkin Jr.
    While the Israeli political scene is no stranger to strident criticisms directed at senior government officials and their policies, the recent attacks on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak over their policies toward Iran are a dangerous luxury. Numerous retired security officials who do not lack a private voice or influence within a small nation. including former Shin Bet head, Yuval Diskin, ex- Mossad chief, Meir Dagan, and Former IDF Chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, have launched broadsides against the current Israeli government’s dire assessments of the Iranian threat and the best ways of dealing with...
  • Israel: Why Land Matters

    05/14/2012 4:54:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 14, 2012 | Yedidya Atlas
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Israel: Why Land Matters, Part IPosted By Yedidya Atlas On May 14, 2012 @ 12:02 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments In the years that followed the 1967 Six Day War a prevailing conventional wisdom developed among Western policy makers – especially in Washington — that simultaneously contends that a “strong and secure Israel” should have, as per UN Resolution 242, “secure and recognized boundaries” or simply “defensible borders,” yet nonetheless calls on Israel to make unilateral territorial concessions (today’s PC term is a return to the pre-’67 lines with “mutually agreed land...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/15/12)[Prayer]

    05/15/2012 4:46:30 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/15/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 37 A Psalm of David. 1. Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. 2. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb. 3. Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. 4. Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. 5. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. 6. He shall...
  • Israel Watches Syrian Factions Battle in Lebanon

    05/14/2012 3:24:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/5/12 | Chana Yaar
    Israeli defense personnel are watching closely as Syrian gunmen begin to carry their battle into Lebanese territory. Earlier this month, the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee issued an authorization for a call up for as many as 22 IDF battalions to guard the northern and southern fronts after hearing testimony from security officials. Almost immediately, six battalions were activated. Pro and anti-Syrian factions within the Lebanese population clashed in the streets of the Bab al-Tebbaneh neighborhood of Tripoli on Monday, firing assault rifles and rocket propelled grenades (RPGs). At least five were killed and 100 wounded by the third...
  • GOP: Romney can shame Obama, boost foreign policy credentials with Israel trip

    05/14/2012 3:58:43 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    The hill ^ | May 14, 2012
    GOP: Romney can shame Obama, boost foreign policy credentials with Israel trip By Cameron Joseph - 05/14/12 05:00 AM ET Mitt Romney should visit Israel soon, Republican lawmakers say, claiming that such a trip would highlight the fact that President Obama has not been there during his first term. Congressional Republicans told The Hill that there would be many benefits for Romney should he go to Israel, explaining that it would both advance U.S.-Israeli relations and help him politically. “It would be a good visit for him,” said National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas). Romney, who has a...
  • What do Egyptians want?-Many Egyptians will die, as will US interests

    05/14/2012 5:16:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/13/2012 | BARRY RUBIN
    Many Egyptians will die, as will US interests. Will the Western apologists and enablers have a clear conscience? Yes, friends, it’s once again time for that exciting game of Spin the Polls by the Pew Foundation. Here are the rules: Rule 1: Pew does a good job on the poll. Rule 2: The Pew analysis ignores or misunderstands the implications of the poll. Rule 3: The Western media and government misread the poll, often misinterpreting the results into the exact opposite of what they actually mean. They then adopt the wrong policies. Rule 4: If correctly interpreted the polls are...
  • Orthodox Jews Angered by Obama Nominee

    05/14/2012 8:11:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    BBreitbart ^ | 5/14/12 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    A former U.S. Attorney appointed by President Obama who previously came under scrutiny by the Jewish Orthodox community may soon be confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a federal judgeship, after she received a majority vote from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Stephanie Rose, 39, was recently nominated for a lifetime appointment by President Obama in the Southern District of Iowa. Rose’s appointment is controversial within the Orthodox Jewish community because of her previous involvement in the prosecution of Sholom Rubashkin, the former CEO of a now-bankrupt, Iowa-based Kosher meatpacking company that was accused of employing hundreds of illegal immigrants and...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/14/12)[Prayer]

    05/14/2012 4:53:24 AM PDT · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/14/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 62 To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. 1. Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. 2. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. 3. How long will you attack a man? You shall be slain, all of you, Like a leaning wall and a tottering fence. 4. They only consult to cast him down from his high position; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, But they curse inwardly. Selah...
  • Poll: 61% of Egyptians want to cancel Israel treaty

    05/14/2012 12:24:40 AM PDT · by bkopto · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/13/2012 | Oren Kessler
    Six in ten Egyptians want to cancel the peace treaty with Israel, a new poll has found, up from just over half of respondents since last year’s survey. The poll, released last week by the Washington-based Pew Research Center, showed 61 percent of Egyptians want to cancel the 1979 agreement, while a third want to keep the treaty and the rest are undecided. Pollsters found little change in Egyptians’ overwhelmingly negative views of their country’s decades-long ally, the United States: 79% had unfavorable opinions of America – the same figure as last year – and only 19% were favorable. Six...
  • Iraq's Kurds Deny Hosting Israeli Intelligence Operatives

    05/13/2012 2:03:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The government of Iraq's Kurdish region fired back on Saturday over allegations by Iranian officials that Kurdistan was hosting members of the Israeli intelligence, AFP reported. In recent weeks, Iran's consul in the regional capital of Arbil, Azim Hosseini, said Israeli spies were using Kurdistan as a base to gather information and operate against Iran. Kurdish authorities dismissed the allegations as being "untrue." "This is not the first time that Iranian officials are saying this without presenting evidence or reasons," the Kurdish regional government said in a statement. "The government is not able to be quiet faced with these accusations...
  • Israel to Search for Oil on the Golan Heights

    05/13/2012 1:50:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Israel has decided to search for oil on the Golan Heights after 20 years of delay due to objections from Syria. After Israel formally took sovereignty over the strategic area in 1980, the Petroleum Act was applied to the area, allowing for the search for oil. If Israel were to discovere oil on the Golan Heights, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad would undoubtedly launch an international crisis. The international community, including the United States, does not recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan, despite the absence of any communities in the area when it was under Syrian occupation. The exploration licenses were...
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel 'Nothing More Than a Mosquito'

    05/13/2012 1:56:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad compared Israel to an annoying insect Saturday, maintaining that the Jewish state poses no threat to Tehran’s nuclear program. "Israel is nothing more than a mosquito which cannot see the broad horizon of the Iranian nation," he said in northeastern Iran's Khorassan province, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. Ahmadinejad said "regional states" were being duped into buying billions of dollars worth of arms from "arrogant and imperial powers," driven, in part, by increasing speculation of an imminent war involving Iran and Israel, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. Such military purchases, he...
  • Iranian president: No need to take up arms against Israel

    05/12/2012 3:14:03 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    CNN) -- Years after saying Israel should be "wiped off" the map, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that there is no need to take up arms against his nation's foe, state news reported. Speaking to citizens in northeastern Iran's Khorassan province, Ahmadinejad accused unnamed governments of stepping up military purchases in anticipation of a possible war pitting Iran versus Israel. But he suggested that wasn't necessary, according to the report from the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.
  • Hamas Won't Fight Israel Over Iran, Says Haniyeh

    05/11/2012 12:39:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas’ Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh reiterated on Thursday that his organization will not be dragged into war against Israel if the Jewish State decides to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. “Hamas is an organization which works in the Palestinian arena and operates in a way that is compatible with the interests of the Palestinians,” Haniyeh said in an interview, according to Israel’s Channel 10 News. Haniyeh stressed that the Islamic Republic did not seek any support from Hamas should Israel decide to attack Iran. “Iran did not ask for anything and we think it does not need us,” said Haniyeh,...
  • The ‘fatwa’ follies Iran plays Team O for suckers

    05/12/2012 9:38:16 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/12/12 | Amir Taheri
    ...the State Department...deliberations center on the meaning of a fatwa supposedly issued in 2005 by Iran’s “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenei...a fatwa is a religious opinion issued by a mujtahid (senior theologian) in response to a question from believers...Iran’s recent propaganda claims that, in the supposed fatwa, Khamenei declared nuclear weapons to be unacceptable in Islam. ... To start with, no one seems to have seen the text of the supposed fatwa. Khamenei’s own Web site has no trace of it in any of the dozen languages it uses. Nor has anyone seen the text in any of the many propaganda...
  • Israel Not Invited to NATO's Chicago Summit

    05/12/2012 9:54:38 AM PDT · by 444Flyer · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5-11-12 | Slobodan Lekic
    Israel will not be invited to NATO's May 20-21 summit in Chicago, the alliance's top official said Friday. But he denied that alliance member Turkey had blocked Israel's participation. Instead, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the reason is because Israel does not participate in NATO's main military missions. News reports have claimed that Turkey blocked Israel's participation because of the raid in 2010 by Israeli troops on ships heading to Gaza in which eight Turks and a Turkish-American died. NATO has a system of partnerships with dozens of nations across the globe such as the Mediterranean Dialogue, a NATO...
  • Nasrallah: Hezbollah Able To Strike Anywhere In Israel

    05/12/2012 5:22:17 AM PDT · by edpc · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 12 May 2012 | Reuters
    Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Friday that his militant group was capable of striking any target in neighboring Israel, saying "the days when we fled and they did not are over." "Today we are not only able to hit Tel Aviv as a city but, God willing, we are able to hit specific targets in Tel Aviv and anywhere in occupied Palestine," Nasrallah said in a televised address.
  • The Most Important Report On Nuclear Iran You Are Likely To Read

    05/12/2012 5:11:51 AM PDT · by edpc · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 12 May 2012 | Anshel Pfeffer
    I hesitate to recommend Rethinking Our Approach to Iran's Search for the Bomb by the Center for Strategic & International Studies' Anthony Cordesman as weekend reading, since its conclusions are just too sobering. On the other hand, the comprehensive report is rather heavy-going, and may be hard to find sufficient time to do it justice during the working-week. It is compulsory reading for anyone with an interest in strategic issues, and does a fantastic job of summing up all the most up-to-date and unclassified information available on Iran's nuclear program, with the added bonus of Cordesman's invaluable insight.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem<(5/12/12)[Prayer]

    05/12/2012 4:27:09 AM PDT · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/12/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 27 1. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2. When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 4. One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek afterthat I may dwell...
  • Echoes of '67: Israel unites

    05/12/2012 12:12:57 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 29 replies
    JWR ^ | May 11, 2012 | Krauthammer
    In May 1967, in brazen violation of truce agreements, Egypt marched 120,000 troops to the Israeli border, blockaded the Straits, abruptly signed a military pact with Jordan and Syria. Pledged to destroy Israel. On June 5, Israel launched a preemptive strike. The Six-Day War. Less remembered. The nationalist opposition was brought into the government. Emergency unity coalition. Forty-five years later, May 7, Netanyahu has done the same thing.
  • Revealed: The scandalous history of Judaism’s most precious book

    05/11/2012 7:51:31 PM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10 May 2012 | Times of Israel
    Theft, espionage, corruption and a cover-up lasting decades — a new book by a Times of Israel reporter exposes the extraordinary saga of the uniquely revered, 1,100-year-old Aleppo Codex A new book by a Times of Israel reporter reveals dramatic new information about the fate of a manuscript many consider Judaism’s most important book — the 1,100-year-old Aleppo Codex.The manuscript — or the part of it that did not go mysteriously missing in the mid-20th century — is currently held alongside the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. It is revered as the authoritative version of the Hebrew...