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  • Russia reportedly shows renewed interest in Israeli natural gas

    05/01/2016 5:40:25 AM PDT · by kindred · 9 replies ^ | April 25, 2016 | Israel Hayom
    Sources said Sunday that another round of negotiations over the development of Israel’s Leviathan offshore gas field by a serious player from Russia’s energy sector could be in the works. The degree of Russian interest is still unclear, but the potential renewed Russian interest comes on the heels of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last Thursday. Some three years ago, the state-run Russian energy giant Gazprom expressed interest in buying gas harvested from Israel’s Tamar offshore filed. While a memorandum of understanding was signed on the issue, it never matured into a...
  • UN chief blasts Israel's 'stifling occupation' of Palestinians

    01/27/2016 7:04:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 1/27/16 | Elad Benari
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday once again criticized what he called Israel's "stifling occupation" of Palestinians, just one day after appearing to express sympathy for Palestinian Arab terrorists. The UN chief made clear that he would not retreat from his remarks directed at Israel a day earlier, AFP reported. UN diplomats said privately that Ban had upped the pressure on Prime MInister Binyamin Netanyahu in a final bid to revive hopes for peace before he steps down as secretary-general at the end of the year. "After nearly 50 years of occupation -- after decades of waiting for the fulfilment...
  • 'We're Committed to Israel's Security', Reiterates White House

    01/23/2015 1:02:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 1/23/15 | Elad Benari, Canada
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Friday explained that President Barack Obama’s decision not to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu when he visits Washington to address Congress, is related solely to the timing of the visit - close to the Israeli elections. Speaking to reporters, Earnest said that even if there are disagreements between the United States and Israel, Washington remains committed to Israel’s security. The comments were made a day after the White House made clear that neither Obama nor Secretary of State John Kerry would meet Netanyahu while he is in Washington for his speech before Congress....
  • UN Chief 'Alarmed' by Israel's State Land Designation

    09/01/2014 3:26:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 9/1/14 | Elad Benari
    United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned Israel’s decision to declare 4,000 dunams (988 acres) of land in Judea as state land, AFP reports. Ban’s spokesman said that the UN chief is "alarmed" by the Israeli plans and feared they could lead to more “settlement activity”. "The Secretary General is alarmed by yesterday's announcement by Israeli authorities to declare as so-called 'state land' nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank," the spokesman said, according to AFP. "The seizure of such a large swath of land risks paving the way for further...
  • Great speech: Israel's ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub visits Bradford

    09/01/2014 10:01:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/1/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Israel's ambassador to the United Kingdom, Daniel Taub visits Bradford (which George Galloway wanted to make an 'Israel free zone') and blows them away with a great speech.
  • UN Condemns Israel's Latest War Crime: Not Sharing Iron Dome with Hamas

    08/01/2014 10:30:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/31/14 | Thomas Rose
    The UN's top human rights official again condemned Israel for its military actions to stop Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, accusing the Jewish state of “deliberately defying International Law... in a way that may constitute war crimes.” Navi Pillay told reporters following yet another "emergency" meeting of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council that Israel was not doing enough to protect civilians. "There is a strong possibility,” said the known Israel critic, “that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes.” Among the UN’s long bill of particulars against the beleaguered Jewish state...
  • Our World: Kerry forces Israel’s moment of decision

    12/17/2013 8:43:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies ^ | 12/16/13 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Facing the Palestinians’ continued defiance of the very notion of peaceful coexistence with Israel, Kerry is planning to present his own peace deal next month and try to force Israel to accept it. There was a ghoulish creepiness to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Israel last week. Here we were, beset by the greatest winter storm in a hundred years. All roads to Jerusalem were sealed off. Tens of thousands of Jerusalemites and residents of surrounding areas were locked down in their houses, without power, heat, telephone service or water. And all of the sudden, out of...
  • Obama's Leaks & Sabotaging Israel's Defense

    11/04/2013 4:07:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 11/4/13 | Joseph Klein
    Israel has established a clear-cut red line when it comes to preventing the transfer of advanced arms from Syria to Hezbollah. And unlike the Obama administration, Israel means what it says. Israel has conducted military strikes to destroy advanced Iranian and Russian weapons in the Syrian regime’s hands before they could be added to Hezbollah’s growing stockpile of offensive arms aimed at Israeli population centers or used to thwart Israeli defense systems. Instead of providing covert support for Israeli operations, or at least staying out of Israel’s way, the Obama administration is deliberately compromising Israel’s security by leaking sensitive information...
  • White House compared Israel's parliament to Arafat's grave?

    03/20/2013 9:48:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/20/13 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – In a conversation with the Palestinian Authority, a White House official apparently compared Israel’s Knesset, or parliament, to the gravesite of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, according to a PA official speaking to WND. The Palestinian official, who asked that his name be withheld, said he was in contact with members of the Obama administration regarding Obama’s slated visit to the West Bank city of Ramallah, where the U.S. president will meet PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • ‘Israel’s strike on Syria last month killed top Iranian general’

    02/24/2013 8:11:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/24/13 | Gabe Fisher
    Hassan Shateri, the Iranian general whose killing was reported last week, was actually slain last month in an alleged IAF airstrike that was said to have targeted a weapons convoy heading from Syria to the Lebanese group Hezbollah, Britain’s Sunday Times reported. Iran was quick last week to blame “mercenaries and supporters” of Israel for Shateri’s death, although it made no indication that he had been killed in the January airstrike. Tehran “will take revenge on Israel for the killing of a Quds Force general in Syria,” said Ali Shirazi, liaison for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the Revolutionary...
  • Israel’s national airline to stop flying to Cairo (Video)

    09/16/2012 6:16:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies ^ | 9/16/12 | Emma Riley Sutton
    EL AL Airlines. Israel’s nation airline, will no longer provide flights to Cairo. The number of Israelis flying to Cairo has greatly decreased and EL AL Airlines will no longer be flying almost-empty airplanes to Cairo. The StarTribune also reported on September 16 that the rising operating costs and the necessary security is making it almost impossible to finance the flights to Cairo. With the number of Israelis that travel to Cairo dropping, it is not fiscally feasible to keep the flights going.
  • Israel's message to Panetta: U.S. can't prevent an attack on Iran

    07/31/2012 8:25:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/31/12 | Amos Harel
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta arrived in Israel last night for a brief visit that will focus on the American-Israeli dispute over whether to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak plan to stress that Israel reserves the right to defend itself, and to make its own decision on whether to attack. (Snip) Netanyahu, meanwhile, said on Tuesday that "things that affect our fate, our very existence, we don't entrust to others - not even to our best friends. Obama and Romney both said that Israel has the right to defend itself against
  • 'Israel’s creation worst catastrophe to hit world'

    05/31/2012 8:50:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/31/12 | Oren Kessler
    The head of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has called on Arab forces to confront Israel and for the international community to pressure the “Zionist government to withdraw from the land of Palestine.” The statement – the existence of which was revealed Wednesday by the Investigative Project on Terrorism blog – reminds Brotherhood followers of the movement’s decades-long “sacrifices” in efforts to destroy the Jewish state. “On this day, like every year, the Arab and Islamic nations remember the worst catastrophe ever to befall the peoples of the world,” Badie wrote in the text, translated by The Jerusalem Post. “We demand the
  • U.S. criticizes Israel's treatment of African migrants in annual human rights report

    05/24/2012 7:27:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/24/12 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    Secretary of State Hilary Clinton presented on Thursday the State Department's 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices that criticizes Israel for its treatment of African migrants, an issue vigorously debated in Israeli public discourse lately. The report states that Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers, which are about 85 percent of African migrants in Israel "were not allowed access to asylum procedures but were given renewable 'conditional release' documents that deferred deportation and had to be renewed every few months." The report quotes statistics provided by the UNHCR, showing that during the year out of 4,603 new asylum applications 3,692...
  • Iran Justifies Israel’s Annihilation in Islamic Law

    04/02/2012 5:07:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 4/2/12 | Michael Rubin
    If Iran became a nuclear power, would it risk its own regime survival to strike at Israel? Such questions remain at the heart of the current debate. Those who argue either President Obama should try diplomacy again or that containment can work argue that Iran would not launch their weapons in a first strike against Israel, never mind what Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said during his term as president. A recent article in the Iranian press written by Ali Reza Forqani, an ally of the Supreme Leader, however, should re-inject concern about what Iran’s true intentions are.
  • In Netanyahu Meeting, Obama Says 'The United States Will Always Have Israel's Back.'

    03/05/2012 8:11:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    abc ^ | 4/6/12 | ap
    In Netanyahu meeting, Obama says 'the United States will always have Israel's back.'
  • Obama: My Commitment To Israel's Security Has Been "Unprecedented" (video)

    03/04/2012 10:13:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/4/12 | staff
    "Four years ago, I stood before you and said that, 'Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable.' That belief has guided my actions as President. The fact is, my administration’s commitment to Israel’s security has been unprecedented," President Obama said at the AIPAC convention on Sunday. "Our military and intelligence cooperation has never been closer. Our joint exercises and training have never been more robust. Despite a tough budget environment, our security assistance has increased every single year."
  • Harvard Endorses Israel's Destruction

    02/23/2012 11:40:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Joshua Pundit ^ | 2/19/12 | Joshua Pundit
    On March 3-4, Harvard University is hosting a conference sponsored by its Kennedy School of Government entitled “One State Conference: Israel/Palestine and the One State Solution.” Its explicit goal is to discuss methods of achieving the the destruction of Israel. According to the “Vision and Goals” of the conference, as outlined by its website: “To date, the only Israel/Palestine solution that has received a fair rehearsal in mainstream forums has been the two-state solution. Our conference will help to expand the range of academic debate on this issue. Thus, our main goal is to educate ourselves and others about the...
  • Rush ballot in Israel's Likud linked to U.S. outlook

    12/05/2011 6:25:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/5/11 | Dan Williams
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Monday for a snap leadership vote in his Likud party, a contest he is expected to win and which could pave the way for an early national election in Israel. Some commentators said Netanyahu was quietly preparing for the possibility that President Barack Obama, with whom he has had a testy relationship, will win a second and final term in November, a year before Israel's currently scheduled ballot. Freed of campaigning interests if he wins, the Democratic president could redouble pressure on the rightist premier to accommodate the Palestinians in peacemaking, deepening...
  • NY Daily News: "Blogger Pamela Geller vows to sue MTA if subway ad calling Israel's enemies

    09/20/2011 6:07:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/21/11 | Pamela Geller
    The Daily News is covering the prohibition of our pro-Israel ads with their usual anti-Islam submission to the sharia. There is a vote on the story here. Go. Vote. 85% agree with my message, do you? Blogger Pamela Geller vows to sue MTA if subway ad calling Israel's enemies 'savages' isn't approved New York Daily News An anti-Islam activist is threatening to sue the MTA if it doesn't approve her bus and subway advertisement calling Israel's enemies savages. Pamela Geller submitted the proposed ad to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's media management company more than a week ago but still hasn't...
  • Israel's airport chief: Turks twist reality

    09/05/2011 4:23:43 PM PDT · by Nachum
    YNET ^ | 9/5/11 | Yoav Zitun
    Airport Authority chief dismisses Turkish claims of mistreatment by Israeli security officers Turkish officials are twisting reality by claiming that the detention of Israeli passengers at Istanbul airport is related to the mistreatment of Turkish passengers at Ben Gurion Airport, Israel's Airport Authority director general said Monday evening. "The attempt to tie security at Ben-Gurion Airport to the Israel-Turkey relationship does not reflect reality," Kobi Mor said. "The Airport Authority strongly rejects the attempts to tie security procedures undergone by the passengers at Ben Gurion Airport to the relationship between the two states," he said. "Security forces are doing their...
  • Israel's Iron Dome shoots down 3 rockets over Ashkelon as tensions grow in south (One dead)

    08/20/2011 10:56:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/20/11 | staff
    Attacks continue after Grad rocket directly strikes home in Be'er Sheva on Saturday night, killing one person and seriously wounding four. The escalation in southern Israel continued Sunday morning when six rockets and a barrage of mortars hit near the city of Ashkelon. The Iron Dome system successfully shot down three rockets. Earlier, a Grad rocket directly struck a home in the southern city of Be'er Sheva on Saturday night, killing one person and seriously wounding four. 26 people are being treated for shock.
  • The Marxist Plan to Destroys Israel’s Economy: MUST VIEW for All Friends of Freedom

    07/21/2011 11:00:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 7/21/11 | Trevor
    Omar Barghouti is a Columbia University educated Palestinian commentator and “human rights activist”. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The talk (below ) was presented on July 1, 2011, at the United States International Socialist Organization‘s Socialism 2011 conference, which was held in Chicago, July 1-4, 2011. This is the most comprehensive overview of the Marxist strategy to wreck Israel’s economy, and bring the country its knees you are ever likely to see. Barghouti outlines to the assembled...
  • Rep. Walsh Op-Ed: President Obama is Not Israel's Friend

    05/27/2011 9:47:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Republican Study Committee ^ | 5/27/11 | Rep. Joe Walsh (IL-08)
    Daily Caller, May 26 - It pains me to say this, but President Obama is not pro-Israel. After last Thursday’s speech, that should be clear. His call for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement based on the 1967 borders should leave no doubt where he stands. The 1967 borders are entirely indefensible. He is not pro-Israel. Political realities being what they are, the president does his level best to say the right things politically and to give the appearance that he is an honest broker in the conflict. But much too often he slips and reveals whose side he’s really on. During...
  • Israel's Netanyahu addresses Congress as an old friend

    05/24/2011 10:58:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/24/11 | Michael Muskal
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sounded a 'we stand together' theme multiple times as he was warmly received by Congress. On the thorny issue of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, he says Israel will make some sacrifices but not others. Speaking to a friendly and enthusiastic congressional audience, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday gave his vision of the Middle East, based on a strong Israel irrevocably linked to the United States and willing to make some, but not all, sacrifices for peace with the Palestinians. "Israel has no better friend than America, and America
  • But President Obama— There is No Such Thing as ‘Israel’s Pre-1967 Borders’

    05/19/2011 4:45:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1+ views
    big peace ^ | 5/19/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    Today President Obama called for any Israeli/Palestinian peace agreement to be based on the pre-June 1967 borders:(snip)Forgetting for a moment whether Obama was right or wrong for making that declaration, there is a serious problem with his statement…the pre-June 1967 borders do not exist! What President Obama refuses to admit is that there is no such thing as pre-1967 borders. That “green line” running through the West Bank is the 1949 Armistice Line.
  • Russia expels Israel's military attaché over espionage claims

    05/18/2011 3:07:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    haaretz ^ | 5/18/11 | Yossi Melman and Avi Sharf
    Colonel Vadim Leiderman arrested, questioned late last week; Israeli security reportedly questioned him upon his arrival for allegedly contacting a foreign agent, suspicions from which he was cleared. Israel's military attaché in Moscow was arrested and expelled earlier this week, it was revealed on Wednesday, with sources saying that the top Israel Defense Forces officer was questioned over espionage suspicions. Leiderman, who was born in the Soviet Union, has a doctorate in engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. He was a member of the Israel Air Force (IAF) technical corps, and spent some years working for...
  • Netanyahu answers question about Israel's image.

    04/30/2011 11:47:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Your Jewish News Videos ^ | 4/30/11 | staff
    Benjamin Netanyahu answering a question given over the internet.
  • Israel's Netanyahu sues media for libel

    03/30/2011 9:22:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    ap ^ | 3/30/11 | staff
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli prime minister has filed $300,000 libel suits against an Israeli TV station and a newspaper over reports he allegedly took expensive flights, hotels and restaurant meals from wealthy associates. The suits were filed on Tuesday. The one against Channel 10 says the station falsely alleged that Benjamin Netanyahu failed to report contributions by foreign donors to the state comptroller. It did not address an earlier Channel 10 report about gifts he received in the 10-year period between his first and second term as prime minister. That report had set off questions about possible ethical lapses.
  • Israel's response to rocket fire too soft'

    03/27/2011 8:45:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 3/27/11 | Shmulik Hadad
    IDF officers admitted Sunday that Israel had lost several important points opposite Hamas and terror groups for its way of responding to recent rocket fire. "One needs to carefully analyze what happened here and hope we won’t pay for the chosen course of action in the future," one officer told Ynet. While the IDF has yet to fully analyze recent events on the southern border, voices within the army can be heard addressing Israel's "soft" response to the firing of rockets at three major Israeli cities. Some officers believe Hamas has emerged stronger from the conflict.
  • Analysis: Israel’s shadow war against Iran

    03/16/2011 8:50:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    jpost ^ | 3/16/11 | YAAKOV KATZ
    The seizure of the 'Victoria' cargo ship is just another chapter in the larger covert war that Israel is waging against Iran. Israel waged war against Iran on Tuesday. No Iranians were present and not a single shot was fired, but make no mistake – the seizure of the Victoria cargo ship is part of Israel’s battle against Iran, one that is fought in the shadows and sometimes in the most unlikely places. When the commandos from the navy’s Flotilla 13 approached the ship under cover of darkness late Monday night, they still did not know what to expect. Only...
  • U.S. may delay aid for Israel's anti-rocket system due to budget woes

    12/25/2010 10:08:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    haaretz ^ | 12/25/10 | Amos Harel
    Delay comes as a result of Obama's difficulties in pushing next year's budget through Congress due to Republican opposition. American aid to Israel for developing and buying additional Iron Dome anti-rocket batteries might be delayed for at least a few months due to President Barack Obama's difficulties in pushing next year's budget through Congress. The delay will mean a long wait before the weapons can be bought from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. In May, the House of Representatives approved Obama's decision to grant $205 million in special aid to Israel to buy the additional batteries and intercept missiles. Israel has...
  • Israel's leader does not want to share Jerusalem

    12/12/2010 9:24:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/12/10 | AMY TEIBEL
    JERUSALEM – Israel's leader on Sunday dismissed a call from a key government partner to share the holy city of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, a reminder of the obstacles facing already troubled peacemaking efforts. Conflicting claims to east Jerusalem lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The dispute over the area, home to sensitive Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites, has derailed past peace talks and spilled into violence. Palestinians claim the sector as the capital of their future state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reaffirmation of his intention to hold on to east Jerusalem drew criticism from the...
  • College Professor Calls for Israel’s Destruction

    10/19/2010 9:02:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19/10 | Staff
    "We must stand united to defeat, to destroy, to dismantle Israel--if possible by peaceful means," Kaukab Siddique said. "Perhaps, like Saladin, we will give them enough food and water to travel back to the lands from where they came to occupy other people." Siddique is an associate professor of English at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.
  • Israel's 'Peaceful' Neighbor: TV Clip Extols Weapons, Blood

    10/03/2010 11:25:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 10/3/10 | staff
    The Palestinian Authority's television station has repeatedly broadcast a song glorifying violence and war on Israel over the past three months. The song was originally performed as part of a Palestinian Culture Festival held in Ramallah. It was translated by the Palestinian Media Watch organization.
  • 'Israel's status worst since 70s

    07/11/2010 12:27:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies ^ | 7/11/10 | staff
    UN ambassador compares situation to days when Zionism deemed racism. Israel's current standing in the United Nations is the worst it has been in nearly forty years, said Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Gabriela Shalev, in an interview with Army Radio on Sunday. "Our situation in recent months can be compared to the 1970s, when Zionism was being called racism," said Shalev. Shalev added in the interview that as far as she knew the Libyan backed aid ship, the Almathea, which originally planned to sail to Gaza, "has left Greece and is headed for [Egyptian Port] El-Arish. The ambassador...
  • Netanyahu: Israel's legitimacy is being attacked

    06/23/2010 1:12:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    haaretz ^ | 6/23/10 | Jonathan Lis and Haaretz Service
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called on human rights activists who participate in Gaza-bound flotillas to sail to Tehran instead, where he says real human rights violations exist. "I call on all human rights activists in the world - go to Tehran, that's where there is a human rights violation," said Netanyahu during his meeting with the Austrian Chancellor, Werner Faymann, in which he discussed Israel's ease of the Gaza blockade and flotillas planning on breaching Israel's Gaza blockade.
  • Israel's Barak calls off Paris visit amid threats

    06/13/2010 9:56:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 386+ views
    yahoo ^ | 6/13/10 | ap
    JERUSALEM – Israel's defense minister is canceling a planned visit to Paris amid threats by pro-Palestinian groups to have him arrested there. Ehud Barak was to dedicate a new Israeli booth at the Eurosatory arms fair in Paris, which opens this week. But his office announced Sunday that he would stay home while Israel forms a committee to investigate its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.
  • CNN highlights Israel's "Saturday Night Live"

    05/26/2010 1:19:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 326+ views
    haaretz ^ | 5/26/10 | Chen Haddad
    It appears that Israel is not the only country in the world that appreciates the homemade television series "Eretz Nehederet." The T.V. channel CNN recently ran a report about the Israeli comedy program following the end of the series' seventh season. It appears that Israel is not the only country in the world that appreciates the homemade television series "Eretz Nehederet." The T.V. channel CNN recently ran a report about the Israeli comedy program following the end of the series' seventh season. The report characterized the series, which translates to "What a wonderful country", as "a hybrid of sorts between...
  • Obama to Barak: I am committed to Israel's security

    04/26/2010 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies · 859+ views
    haaretz ^ | 4/26/10 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    U.S. President Barack Obama held an impromptu meeting with Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday, during which Obama affirmed his country's "unshakeable commitment to Israel's security." According to a White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, Obama "dropped by" a Monday morning meeting between Barak and U.S. National Security Adviser James Jones. Obama also reasserted his administration's determination to achieve regional peace, "including a two-state solution with a secure Jewish state of Israel living side by side in peace and security with a viable and independent Palestinian state."
  • Israel's Iron Dome interceptor downs missile in first live fire test

    12/19/2009 2:20:20 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 732+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 12/17/2009 | World Tribune
    Israel's new rocket defense system has proven a hit-to-kill capability. Officials said Israel's Iron Dome has achieved the ability to strike incoming short-range missiles and rockets. They said the Iron Dome demonstrated this during its first live fire test in mid-2009. "They met head on," Defense Minister Ehud Barak said. In a Nov. 17 address to the International Aerospace Conference and Exhibition-Israel, Barak said Iron Dome exceeded all expectations. He said the assessment within the Defense Ministry and military had been that the interceptor would explode 10 meters from the incoming missile.
  • Why I Sympathize With Israel's Arabs

    03/27/2007 5:05:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 549+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 03/27/07 | Isaac Kohn
    So, they don't exactly enjoy paying federal taxes. In preparation for the annual "Land Day" demonstrations, Arab Ra'am-Ta'al party Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi raged against the 'injustices' visited upon the Israeli-Arab sector: "The Israeli society is racist and all of the governments have always demeaned our needs and wouldn't recognize us as a minority in need of services...." Tibi accused Israel of insensitivity and discrimination against the Arab populace by treating them as enemies of the state. Outrageous, indeed! Yet, I fully agree. Wow. Before you rip this article to shreds and burn me at the stake, Tibi accused Israel...
  • 'Hezbollah Is arming Gaza For A new War On Israel', Says Israel's Spy Chief

    09/02/2006 8:11:55 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 738+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-3-2006 | Michael Hirst - Clancy Chassay
    'Hezbollah is arming Gaza for a new war on Israel', says Israel's spy chief By Michael Hirst and Clancy Chassay (Filed: 03/09/2006) Israel's spy chief has given a warning that Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip are garnering increasing numbers of weapons and tactical expertise from Hezbollah fighters since the war in southern Lebanon erupted earlier this summer. Yuval Diskin, the director of Shin Bet, Israel's equivalent of MI5, said Egypt's Sinai Peninsula was being used as a terrorist base and fast becoming a haven for arms smugglers preparing to shift their wares into the Gaza Strip. He added that...
  • Hamas And Syria Feel Israel's Fury

    06/28/2006 6:01:28 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 826+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-29-2006 | Tim Butcher
    Hamas and Syria feel Israel's fury By Tim Butcher in Rafah (Filed: 29/06/2006) Israel showed off its military might from Gaza to Syria yesterday as Ehud Olmert, the prime minister, threatened "extreme steps" to secure the release of an abducted teenage soldier. An Israeli soldier carries a shell to a 155mm mobile artillery unit firing towards Gaza Tanks occupied a small section of southern Gaza near Rafah in the early hours, forcing at least 20 Palestinians to flee their homes, while planes bombed nearby unmanned training camps belonging to Hamas. Aircraft also attacked three bridges connecting Gaza's northern and southern...
  • Hamas May Recognise Israel's Right To Exist

    05/25/2006 6:47:11 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 381+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-26-2006 | Tim Butcher
    Hamas may recognise Israel's right to exist By Tim Butcher in Gaza City (Filed: 26/05/2006) Signs of a breakthrough in the stand-off between the international community and Hamas emerged last night after the Islamist movement prepared to moderate its hostility towards Israel. While weeks of negotiations will be needed to confirm the policy shift, it raised the hope of a new era in the Middle East and even a return to peace negotiations aimed at ending decades of Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed. A masked gunman from the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades The shift came as Mahmoud Abbas, the moderate Palestinian president, sought...
  • Israeli Arabs Plan Mass-Mourning of Israel's Founding in Lod

    05/07/2006 5:14:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 576+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | May 07, '06 | Ezra HaLevi
    There is opposition to a plan by Israeli Arabs to march in the center of the Israeli city of Lod to mourn the "catastrophe" of Israel's creation. Residents of Lod filed a request with Lod Police Commander Amichai Eshed to prevent a public observance in the city on May 15th (the anniversary of the end of the British Mandate) of Al-Nakba – which is Arabic for "The Catastrophe," a reference to the founding of the State of Israel. They wrote in their letter that, "Nakba Day testifies more than anything to the disloyalty of Palestinians in Israel to the right...
  • Sharon violating Israel’s covenant with God

    12/09/2005 1:40:15 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 33 replies · 564+ views ^ | April 28th, 2005
    Saturday, December 10, 2005 00:34 IST JNW HEADLINE NEWS Sharon violating Israel’s covenant with God By Jerusalem Newswire Editorial Staff April 28th, 2005 JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is, with his plan to uproot the Jews of Gaza and northern Samaria, violating a divine covenant whereby the Almighty deeded the entire land of Israel to the Jewish people as an eternal possession. So said Knesset member Benny Elon (National Union) Wednesday in a speech to more than 50,000 anti-disengagement activists during a rally in southern Gaza. Sharon’s treachery goes beyond violating God’s Word, however, and is directly endangering the...
  • Former Muslim Terrorist Speaks Out on Israel´s Behalf

    12/02/2005 2:08:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 767+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Nov 25, '05 | Debbie Berman
    Zachariah Anani, an Ex-Muslim militant who grew up in Lebanon hating the state of Israel, has since become one of Israel’s most staunch supporters. Anani, along with two other former Muslims, plans to address an audience at Princeton University next month to voice his controversial views. "I was brought up to hate Jews and Israel. That was my first raising, my first attitude," Zachariah Anani told Israel National Radio's Tovia Singer. Anani describes the circumstances that prompted him to make the decision to turn his life around. "In the 70's I became a Christian, but even as a Christian, Jews...
  • Rice: Israeli settlements contravene U.S. policy

    10/19/2005 1:38:22 PM PDT · by Sabramerican · 208 replies · 2,342+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 10/19/2005 | Shmuel Rosner and Arnon Regular
    Rice: Israeli settlements contravene U.S. policy By Shmuel Rosner and Arnon Regular, Haaretz Correspondents, and the Associated Press Several hours ahead of her meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States delivered harsh messages to Israel over construction between Eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank town of Ma'aleh Adumim, which contravenes the Bush Administration policy in the Middle East. Speaking at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Rice said that the U.S. is concerned about Israeli construction in the West Bank, and cuts back on economic aid to Israel due...
  • Diskin Pessimistic Regarding Israel's Security After Expulsion

    05/17/2005 7:30:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 330+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | May 17, '05 | staff
    Yuval Diskin, new head of the Shin Bet, painted a bleak picture of Israel's security after the expulsion, warning the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of Kassam rockets from Samaria. Yuval Diskin, the new head of Israel’s clandestine domestic security agency, the Shin Bet (GSS), made his first appearance before the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee today (Tuesday). He assumed his post on Sunday, succeeding Avi Dichter. Diskin painted a bleak picture of what he expects to be Israel’s security situation after the explusion. He cited, for one thing, the possibility that terrorists would begin firing missiles into...