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  • White House Congratulates Muslim Brotherhood For Winning Egypt’s Presidential Election

    06/24/2012 7:43:42 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 27 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | June 24, 2012 | Zip
    Update: Obama Calls Mohamed Morsi To Congratulate Him… Unreal.Via Politico: The White House congratulated Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi on his victory in that country’s presidential election, calling it a “milestone” in the country’s transition to democracy.“We look forward to working together with President-elect Morsi and the government he forms, on the basis of mutual respect, to advance the many shared interests between Egypt and the United States,” press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.Keep reading... 
  • Obama Phones to Congratulate Muslim B'hood on Victory in Egypt’s ‘Milestone’ Election

    06/25/2012 1:46:36 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/24/2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com) – President Obama phoned the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi on Sunday evening to congratulate him on becoming Egypt’s new president, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo said in a Twitter message around 7 PM eastern time. Earlier, White House press secretary Jay Carney in a statement called the Islamist’s election a “milestone” in Egyptians’ transition to democracy. “Millions of Egyptians voted in the election, and President-elect Morsi and the new Egyptian government have both the legitimacy and responsibility of representing a diverse and courageous citizenry,” he said. Egypt’s election commission earlier announced that Morsi had beaten his second-round opponent, former...
  • How Hillary and B. Hussein Helped Soros & Muslim Brotherhood Declare Jihad in Egypt

    06/25/2012 4:27:55 PM PDT · by rightjb · 11 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 6-25-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Here is what the new Egyptian President said this past May: “The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal.” Jihad and Death brought to you by Hillary Clinton and your friends in the State Department.  Isn’t Democracy wonderful?Forget for a moment that Barack and Hillary were first in line to push Mubarak over the cliff or under the bus.  (Choose your own Muslim metaphor).  Forget for a moment that Obama and Hillary attended Chelsea’s wedding at the estate of George Soros, who was...
  • Allen West: Egypt is an ‘Islamic nightmare’

    06/25/2012 5:08:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/25/12 | TIM MAK
    Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West decried the Egyptian presidential election results as proof that the Arab Spring is a “radical Islamic nightmare.” “A year ago there were those of us who warned the Obama Administration of a Muslim Brotherhood takeover in Egypt,” the Florida Republican wrote on his official Facebook page. “We were castigated as alarmists and loose cannons. Today our predictions have come to reality and the ominous specter reminding us of the Iranian revolution is evident.”
  • Egypt’s New President Mohamed Morsi speech

    06/25/2012 6:40:30 AM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 6 replies
    weaselzipper.usa ^ | 6-25-12 | RIA
    Egypt’s Constitution should be based on the Koran and Sharia law, presidential candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement Mohamed Morsi said. “The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal,” Morsi said in his election speech before Cairo University students on Saturday night. Today Egypt is close as never before to the triumph of Islam at all the state levels, he said. “Today we can establish Sharia law because our nation will acquire well-being only with Islam and Sharia. The Muslim Brothers and the...
  • Egypt's Morsy says he'll review peace treaty with Israel

    In interview with Iranian media, Egyptian President-elect says he will not take executive action on Camp David accords without input from gov't; adds he wants to expand bilateral ties with Iran to create "balance" in region.
  • US will help Turkey hold Syria ‘accountable’ for jet shoot-down, says Obama spokesman

    06/25/2012 4:11:40 PM PDT · by EBH · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/25/12 | Oliver Knox
    The White House on Monday promised to work with Turkey and other NATO allies to hold Syria "accountable" for what American officials have described as the deliberate downing of a Turkish military jet, apparently in international airspace. Turkey said it would push NATO, whose governing body meets Tuesday to discuss the matter, to consider the June 22 incident an attack on the entire alliance. Under Article V of NATO's founding document, an attack on one member is considered an attack on all. "We stand in solidarity with Turkey, a key U.S. ally," spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force...
  • Russia's Putin arriving in Israel to discuss Iran, Syria

    06/24/2012 11:02:59 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 25, 2012 | HERB KEINON
    At time of Mideast uncertainty, Russian president scheduled to hold lengthy meeting with Netanyahu expected to focus on J'lem, Moscow's differing opinions on efficacy of diplomacy in curbing Iranian threat. With the Muslim Brotherhood now in charge in Egypt and Syria in flames, Russian President Vladimir Putin will make his first visit to the volatile region on Monday since becoming president again in May, with a quick two-day journey to Israel and Jordan. While Putin is scheduled to hold a lengthy meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the afternoon – a one-on-one discussion followed by a larger meeting with...
  • Egypt's new president worries local (Canadian) Copts‎

    06/24/2012 10:30:04 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    MetroNews Canada, Ottawa ^ | June 24, 2012 | Joe Lofaro
    Egypt's new president worries local Copts‎ MetroNews Canada June 24, 2012 By Joe Lofaro An Ottawa priest tried to calm the trepidation that came over many congregants at St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church Sunday as they learned Mohammed Morsi was declared as the winner in Egypt’s presidential election. “If they try to fight the word of God, fight Christians, then we have to be strong and to defend our faith without fear,” Father Shenouda told Metro following Sunday mass. “We are not afraid of them.” Coptic Christians in Ottawa said they are concerned about what the future holds with Morsi...
  • The New Egyptian Pres. Reportedly Said 'Jihad Is Our Path, Death In The Name Of Allah Is Our Goal'

    06/25/2012 3:12:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/25/2012 | Ashley Lutz
    Comments reportedly made just over a month ago by new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have some spooked. The Voice of Russia radio website reported that Mordi made the following remarks on May 13: “The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal,” Morsi said in his election speech before Cairo University students on Saturday night. Today Egypt is close as never before to the triumph of Islam at all the state levels, he said. “Today we can establish Sharia law because our nation will acquire...
  • Morsi: I'll Rethink Israel Peace, Build Iran Ties

    06/25/2012 6:57:30 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    Newser ^ | Jun 25, 2012 | Mark Russell
    (NEWSER) – Mohammed Morsi's government will "reconsider the Camp David Accord," the 1979 treaty declaring peace between Egypt and Israel, the newly-elected president told Iran's state-run Fars News Agency today. Morsi was also quoted as saying that he wanted to build closer ties with Iran to "create a strategic balance" in the Middle East, the Lebanon Daily Star reports. He stressed, however, that he'd work the issues out with his Cabinet. "I will not take any decision on my own." Morsi is currently working to assemble that Cabinet. The Muslim Brotherhood has reportedly approached secular reformer Mohamed ElBaradei for a...
  • Wackjob Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Seeks 'Closer Relations with Iran'

    06/25/2012 9:48:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 25, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Islamo-fascist Muslim Brotherhood aims "to create strategic 'balance' in the region" As the so-called Arab Spring brings yet another Islamic government hell-bent on introducing Sharia law -rather than anything resembling freedom and democracy- it's become glaringly obvious that in it's wake the world has not gotten better for ANY-one, save medieval Muslim fanatics... and nobody knows it better than the almost 50% that voted against Morsithis past weekend. Morsy While many Israelis attempt to remain outwardly upbeat regarding the possibility of doing business with Egypt's newly-empowered Muslim Brotherhood, most must already realize that the development is an unmitigated disaster. They...
  • Putin: Israel, Russia strive for peaceful resolution to Iran nuclear issue

    06/25/2012 9:20:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 6/25/12 | Eli Shvidler
    Israel and Russia will continue consultations geared at resolving the nuclear standoff with Iran through peaceful means, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, adding that Israel-Russia relations are based on a "deep friendship." Putin arrived in Israel earlier in the day, in what Israeli officials hoped would be an opportunity to recruit Russia's government to join their efforts against Iran's nuclear program. Speaking following a lengthy meeting between Netanyahu and Putin later in the day, the Russian leader said that he felt he was "among friends," adding that the...
  • Putin in Israel to Boost Power in Mideast

    06/25/2012 12:02:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/6/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Russian president Vladimir Putin lands at Ben Gurion Airport Monday for a visit to Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan in an effort to improve his image, blackened by support for Syria and Iran. Russia has been engaged in a modern version of the diplomatic Cold War standoff between Washington and Moscow 60 years ago and has been an obstacle to moves by Western allies that would allow them to be the major influence on Iran’s nuclear development and Syrian President Bashar Assad’s violent struggle to keep himself and his regime alive at the expense of the lives of thousands...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (6/25/12)[Prayer]

    06/25/2012 4:19:58 AM PDT · by left that other site · 24 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/25/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 45 8. “You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the Lord, have created it. 9. “Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’? 10. Woe to the one who says to a father, ‘What have you begotten?’ or to...
  • Koch: I helped change Obama {on Israel}

    06/24/2012 5:49:04 PM PDT · by drpix · 10 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/24/12 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Ed Koch, the mercurial former New York mayor and Jewish community figure who was helpful to George W. Bush in places like Florida in the 2004 presidential race, sees "change" by President Obama, who he was slow to support, on the subject of Israel. "Going to foreign affairs and Israel in particular, where I am very concerned that I think Israel is in great danger, where I thought the president was not giving enough attention," Koch told WABC radio's Aaron Klein. "He’s changed. And I believe I had something to do with the change."
  • Egypt's New President: Our Capital 'Shall Be Jerusalem, Allah Willing' [SCARY VIDEO]

    06/24/2012 9:05:25 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 72 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 6-24-2012 | Unknown to me
    Egypt's New President Morsi, Israel's New Neighbor, Issues A Warning
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (6/24/12)[Prayer]

    06/24/2012 5:04:34 AM PDT · by left that other site · 27 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/24/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The "Cyrus Cylinder" with the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. Isaiah 45 1. “This is what the Lord says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: 2. I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. 3. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you...
  • DNA clues to Queen of Sheba tale

    06/23/2012 9:34:37 PM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 June 2012 | Helen Briggs
    Clues to the origins of the Queen of Sheba legend are written in the DNA of some Africans, according to scientists.Genetic research suggests Ethiopians mixed with Egyptian, Israeli or Syrian populations about 3,000 years ago. This is the time the queen, mentioned in great religious works, is said to have ruled the kingdom of Sheba. The research, published in The American Journal of Human Genetics, also sheds light on human migration out of Africa 60,000 years ago.According to fossil evidence, human history goes back longer in Ethiopia than anywhere else in the world. But little has been known until now...
  • The Doctrine of Balaam...Balaam pt 10

    Nevertheless I have a few things against you, for you have there those who hold to the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit fornication… (Rev 2:14)By the end of the fourth ‘parable’ of Balaam, both he and Balak the king were fully aware of God’s purposes for Israel. The utter impossibility of using any kind of divination against Israel was now obvious to the badly shaken king and to the seer also – whose eyes God had opened. They would go...
  • Iranian general: Israel ‘will be destroyed’ if it attacks our nuclear program

    06/23/2012 1:06:45 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 32 replies
    National Post ^ | 23 June 2012 | Marcus George
    DUBAI – A high-ranking Iranian general said on Saturday Israeli military action against Iran’s nuclear program would lead to the collapse of the Jewish state, Fars news agency reported. Last week’s round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers in Moscow failed to secure a breakthrough, heightening fears Israel might take unilateral military action to curb Iran’s nuclear activities. The two sides agreed to a follow-up meeting of technical experts on July 3, saving the process from outright failure. “They cannot do the slightest harm to the [Iranian] revolution and the system,” Brigadier General Mostafa Izadi, deputy chief of...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/23/12)[Prayer]

    06/23/2012 4:13:04 AM PDT · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/23/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 44 24. “This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the Lord, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself, 25. who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense, 26. who carries out the words of his servants and fulfills the predictions of his messengers, who says of Jerusalem, ‘It shall be inhabited,’ of the towns of Judah, ‘They...
  • Turkey: Syria Shot Down Air Force Jet

    06/22/2012 3:53:57 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 22 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 6/22/2012
    Turkey says Syrian forces have shot down one of its air force jets. After a two-hour security meeting, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office said the warplane that disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea Friday was shot down by Syria. The statement said the two pilots remain missing. The prime minister's office said Turkey will decide on how to respond to the incident but did not elaborate. Turkey has joined nations such as the U.S. in saying that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should step down because of the uprising in his country. Meanwhile, U.N. Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan told reporters...
  • “Muslim Brotherhood Woos Palestinian Bloc In Jordan”

    06/22/2012 7:33:03 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    globalmbreport.org ^ | 21JUN12 | GlobalMB
    The Al-Monitor has posted an article titled “Muslim Brotherhood Woos Palestinian Bloc in Jordan” that examines the efforts of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood to court Jordanians of Palestinian origin. The report begins: Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 For over a year, Jordanians of Palestinian origin refused to join the popular movement. However, their reluctance to join the movement is gradually declining as a result of the mutual escalation between the government and its bodies on one side, and the Muslim Brotherhood on the other. The majority of the Muslim Brotherhood members in Jordan have Palestinian origins. Observers and political analysts interviewed...
  • Turkish warplane shot down over Syria, pilots captured - witness to RT

    06/22/2012 7:42:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    RT ^ | 22 June 2012 | RT
    A Turkish military aircraft has crashed in Syria, according to media reports. A local witness has told RT Arabic that the plane crashed on Syrian territory and the two pilots were captured. ­The plane appears to have been shot down, the witness said. The craft went down as Syrian air defense opened fire, says Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV. Other unconfirmed reports suggest that Syria has shot at two Turkish fighter jets that entered Syrian airspace. One has crash-landed in Syria, and the pilots were captured, while the other jet managed to turn back to Turkey despite being damaged. Ankara declares it...
  • Reports: Turkish warplane shot down by Syria

    06/22/2012 8:19:50 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 89 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 22, 2012
    Lebanon's Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar television station said on Friday that Syrian air defenses shot down a Turkish military aircraft, quoting Syrian security sources. "Syrian security sources confirmed to a Manar correspondent in Damascus that Syrian defense forces shot down the Turkish fighter jet," a news flash on the Beirut-based station said. Pro-Iranian Al-Mayadeen television station, which is based in Lebanon, also quoted what it said were Turkish sources as saying a jet had been shot down by Syrian air defenses. There was no confirmation of either report. Earlier, Turkey -- a member of NATO -- said it had lost contact with...
  • Iraqi Kurd Editor of Pro-Israel Magazine Missing - Abdel Hamid (Iranian dirty hands suspected)

    06/22/2012 4:53:04 AM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    AFP ^ | June 21, 2012
    Iraqi Kurd Editor of Pro-Israel Magazine Missing - Abdel Hamid Zebari (AFP)   Mawlud Afand, the editor-in-chief of the Israel-Kurd Institute's magazine, has been missing since June 8, said Diyari Mohammed, a correspondent for the magazine in Sulaimaniyah, in the autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. Afand's colleagues have raised the possibility he was kidnapped by Iranian intelligence.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (6/22/12) [Prayer]

    06/22/2012 4:42:23 AM PDT · by left that other site · 12 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/22/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 44 21. “Remember these things, Jacob, for you, Israel, are my servant. I have made you, you are my servant; Israel, I will not forget you. 22. I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.” 23. Sing for joy, you heavens, for the Lord has done this; shout aloud, you earth beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees, for the Lord has redeemed Jacob, he displays his glory in Israel.
  • Russia reportedly sending 2 warships with marines to Syria

    06/18/2012 4:00:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 6/18/12 | Patrick J. McDonnell. Sergei L. Loiko in Moscow contributed.
    BEIRUT -- Russia is preparing to dispatch a pair of warships carrying a contingent of Black Sea Fleet marines to its logistics base in the Syrian port of Tartus, the Russian Interfax news agency reported Monday, in what appeared to be another sign of the deteriorating security situation in the strife-ridden nation. The report quoted an unidentified Russian naval source saying the amphibious ships Nikolay Filchenkov and Tsezar Kunikov, accompanied by the rescue tug SB-15, were “preparing for a non-routine departure” for Tartus, Russia’s only Mediterranean base.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (6/21/12)[Prayer]

    06/21/2012 4:31:37 AM PDT · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/21/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 44 9. All who make idols are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Those who would speak up for them are blind; they are ignorant, to their own shame. 10. Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit nothing? 11. People who do that will be put to shame; such craftsmen are only human beings. Let them all come together and take their stand; they will be brought down to terror and shame. 12. The blacksmith takes a tool and works with it in the coals; he...
  • Greece Alone And Broke -- Again

    06/21/2012 3:44:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The recent indecisive Greek elections could be summed up by two general themes: Greeks want to stay in, and expect help from, the eurozone. But they still do not want to take the necessary medicine to stop borrowing billions of euros from northern Europeans, who want a radical Greek reform of the tax code, deregulation of labor laws, fiscal discipline, massive cuts in bureaucracy, and greater transparency -- all unlikely given Greek history and contemporary culture. So what lies in the future for Greece as it is slowly eased out of the euro zone and its civilization goes into reverse?...
  • Tax Shelters: Why Israel Could Be the Next Switzerland

    06/20/2012 5:41:25 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | Eamon Javers
    It looks like Israel is going to be the next Switzerland — at least as far as the Department of Justice’s investigation into offshore tax avoidance is concerned. On June 14, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against three American tax preparers for helping clients avoid taxes by moving money to Israel. The transgressions detailed in the indictment were relatively small-time. The indictment said the father and son duo of David and Nadav Kalai and their colleague David Almog at a firm called United Revenue Service helped several clients duck taxes by moving money to two Israeli banks, identified...
  • Hamas Calls Ceasefire After Nearly 100 Rockets

    06/20/2012 2:47:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas’ military wing said on Wednesday that it had agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel, AFP reported. “In response to the Egyptian efforts to try and stop the aggression on our people, we at Al-Qassam Brigades and all resistance factions declare our commitment to stop this round of confrontation, as long as (Israel) commits to stopping its crimes,” said a statement from Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades. The statement noted that terrorists had fired 96 rockets and nine mortars at Israel during the recent wave of violence. “Our confrontation with the enemy in this round was at the minimal level of...
  • Iran, Syria, Russia, China Plan Largest Middle East War Games Ever

    06/20/2012 1:05:48 PM PDT · by Syncro · 13 replies
    We Stand With Israel ^ | 6/19/1012 | Staff
    Friends, As of this writing world powers are meeting in Moscow with Iran's nuclear negotiators.  Most observers have given up on any real agreement or breakthrough coming through negotiation with Iran.  While nobody knows the outcome of this or any future talks, reports today say Russia and China, two of the world powers negotiating by the U.S side., are planning the largest ever war games with Iran and Syria.  This is a frightening development for Israel and to anyone paying attention to the diplomatic cushion Russia and China have provided the leaders of both Syria and Iran in their...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (6/20/12)[Prayer]

    06/20/2012 4:03:09 AM PDT · by left that other site · 28 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/20/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 44 6. “This is what the Lord says— Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. 7. Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come— yes, let them foretell what will come. 8. Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my...
  • Israel recalls Eichmann's grilling, 50 years after infamous execution (Mufti's buddy)

    06/19/2012 11:32:55 PM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | June 1, 2012
    Israel recalls Eichmann's grilling, 50 years after infamous execution. Jun 1, 2012 – Israeli recalls Eichmann's grilling, 50 years after infamous execution ... of the Holocaust's main architects, Adolf Eichmann on May 31, 1962.
  • Anarchy in Sinai

    06/19/2012 4:59:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem POst ^ | 06/18/2012
    There is, unfortunately, very little Israel can do to remedy the chaotic situation in the peninsula. Photo: Reuters/ BAZ RATNER The attack Monday morning along our border with Egypt near Kadesh Barnea that left one Defense Ministry construction worker and at least two terrorists dead is yet another reminder of the lawlessness that has become the status quo in the Sinai Peninsula. Just this weekend a terrorist cell operating in Sinai fired two Grad rockets that hit near Ovda and Mitzpe Ramon. The recent conflagrations coincide with the second round of Egypt’s presidential elections. But attacks emanating from Sinai directed...
  • 'The Two Men Barely Looked at Each Other' (Video)

    06/19/2012 6:22:52 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 87 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | JUN 19, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    CBS reports that when Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin met with the press after their long private discussion, "The two men barely looked at each other. You could just feel, sort of, the tension between them. And the body language really represented how far apart the two leaders remain on the issue of Syria."
  • 41 rockets slam into Southern Israel

    06/19/2012 11:36:14 AM PDT · by Bevo · 49 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Gil Ronen
    41 Rockets Slam into South, IAF Strikes Kill Six Terrorists killed Monday were an Egyptian and a Saudi, who dedicated attack to Osama Bin Laden. By Gil Ronen First Publish: 6/19/2012, 6:36 PM (Flash 90)Forty-one terrorist rockets slammed into southern Israel between midnight and 8:30 p.m. Monday. The IAF has carried out three strikes on terror targets in Gaza in the last 24 hours, killing at least six terrorists. An IAF strike Tuesday afternoon severely injured a man who was on a motorcycle, Gaza sources said. Hamas has taken responsibility for the rocket fire at the Negev. It said it...
  • U.S., Israel developed computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say

    06/19/2012 12:43:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/19/12 | Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller and Julie Tate,
    The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected critical intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage attacks aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort. The massive piece of malware was designed to secretly map Iran’s computer networks and monitor the computers of Iranian officials, sending back a steady stream of intelligence used to enable an ongoing cyberwarfare campaign, according to the officials. The effort, involving the National Security Agency, the CIA and Israel’s military, has included the use of destructive software such as...
  • Author refuses to allow Hebrew translation of book [Alice Walker]

    06/19/2012 5:03:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Citing Israel's "apartheid state," Alice Walker, who wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Color of Purple' reaffirms support of BDS movement. Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.” In a June 9 letter to Yediot Books, Walker said she would not allow the publication of the book into Hebrew because “Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.” In her letter, posted Sunday by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of...
  • 10 rockets from Gaza in recent hours; Hamas claims launches

    06/19/2012 6:47:31 AM PDT · by Milagros · 10 replies
    JPost ^ | June 19, 2012 | Y. Lappin
    Palestinians fire total of 16 rockets at Israel in past 24 hours; IAF strikes rocket squad, critically injuring one, at least 4 Palestinians killed in past day; Hamas claims responsibility for 10
  • Syria, Iran, Russia and China Plan Joint War Games, Iranian News Agency Reports

    06/19/2012 5:15:49 AM PDT · by Fennie · 18 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 19, 2012 | By Gabe Fisher
    Iran, Syria, Russia and China are planning the "biggest-ever wargames in the Middle East," according to an unconfirmed report on the semi-official Iranian news site Fars News. According to the article, the four countries are preparing 90,000 troops, 400 aircraft and 1,000 tanks for the massive joint maneuvers, which are to take place along the Syrian coast within a month. The report states that Russian "atomic submarines and warships, aircraft carriers and mine-clearing destroyers as well as Iranian battleships and submarines will also arrive in Syria" and that Egypt has agreed to let 12 Chinese warships cross the Suez Canal...
  • Arabs prefer life in Israel

    04/02/2011 8:26:52 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    YNET ^ | April 2, 2011
    While condemning Israel, Arabs prefer life in Jewish state over Palestinian residency... The upheaval in Arab societies highlights the dramatic gap between Israel's democracy and its Arab neighbors. In fact, recent events in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman, Libya, Syria (and you ain't seen nothing yet…) have enhanced the craving in the Arab Street for the liberties and benefits of Israel's democracy. For example, Israeli ID cards have been sought by senior PLO and Hamas officials and their relatives, such as the three sisters of Ismail Haniyeh, the top leader of Hamas. They married Israeli Arabs and migrated from Gaza...
  • Who was in Israel first, the Jews or Palestinians

    12/05/2001 7:50:45 PM PST · by 100American · 214 replies · 17,406+ views
    Here are 20 conveniently overlooked facts that give some perspective to the current Middle East situation. These were compiled by a Christian university professor..... Takes just 1.5 minutes to read!!! 1. Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C.E., two thousand years before the rise of Islam. 2. Arab refugees began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel. 3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 B.C.E, the Jews had dominion over the land for one thousand years with a continuous presence in the land for the past ...
  • Druze Minority in Israel

    08/08/2010 12:01:53 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 5 replies
    Druze Loyalty to Israel by Ari Bussel Why do I care so much about Israel? Why write constantly about different aspects of the Jewish State, a modern country in its 63rd year of existence, a country with a 3,000-year history? When I “schlep” our readers on a constant journey, a guided adventure to the Holy Land, and to less-than-holy places here, I often wonder: Why? For me it is obvious: Without Israel, Jewish people could not safely exist, not in Beverly Hills, not in London, Hamburg, Paris or Antwerp. Without Israel, no Jew will be safe in America or South...
  • Thousands of US troops land in Israel. Aircraft carrier coming soon

    01/07/2012 11:47:20 AM PST · by NYer · 50 replies
    Debka ^ | January 6, 2012
    Thousands of US troops began descending on Israel this week. Senior US military sources told debkafile Friday, Jan. 6 that many would be staying up to the end of the year as part of the US-IDF deployment in readiness for a military engagement with Iran and its possible escalation into a regional conflict. They will be joined by a US aircraft carrier. The warplanes on its decks will fly missions with Israeli Air Force jets. The 9,000 US servicemen gathering in Israel in the coming weeks are mostly airmen, missile interceptor teams, marines, seamen, technicians and intelligence officers. The incoming...
  • Google Removes 640 Videos from YouTube Promoting Terrorism

    06/18/2012 11:32:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 7:11AM BST 18 Jun 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) made a request for five user accounts to be closed for allegedly promoting terrorism. Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos."
  • 'Peace process clinically dead, Israel responsible'

    06/18/2012 5:53:14 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-17-12 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The peace process is clinically dead and Israel bears full responsibility, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared Sunday. “The ball is in the Israeli court,” Abbas said in a speech at a conference on Jerusalem that was held in Ramallah. The Palestinians, he added, have fulfilled all their obligations in line with international agreements. Abbas also accused Israel of working to destroy the two-state solution through its settlement policy. “We have emphasized that we are in favor of the two-state solution and reaching a settlement through negotiations,” he said. “The negotiations should lead to recognition of a Palestinian state with...
  • Russia Putting Battleships in Syria: Sources (China and Iran) Video

    06/18/2012 5:59:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 63 replies
    Larry Kudlow Show (CNBC) ^ | June 18,2012 | John Batchelor
    Is Russia a growing threat? Radio talk show host John Batchelor, offers insight. "We have tentative and alarming news of major military exercise Video http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000097085&play=1