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  • Bad for the Jews

    06/07/2011 4:04:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 34 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 6/7/2011 | Roger L Simon
    When my grandmother was still alive, when some domestic or international conflict came to her attention, she would ask, “Is it good for the Jews?” Many friends have told me they heard the same thing from their grandmothers, because this was a natural reaction for people of that generation after years and years of pogroms and finally the Holocaust. So somewhere in the subconscious of almost all Jews there is that inner grandmother talking to us. And what those bubbes are saying now is not good, not by a long shot. Many of us have thought the following I am...
  • Obama Inspired Ship to Join IHH Gaza Flotilla

    06/05/2011 3:37:15 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 06/03/11, | Gavriel Queenann
    A ship flying US colors and carrying 34 passengers is set to joint this year's Gaza-bound, IHH-sponsored “Freedom Flotilla 2” in June, the New York Times reported. This year's American vessel, named The Audacity of Hope after US President Barack Obama’s best-selling book, is being organized by an American group called “US Boat to Gaza.”
  • Obama Inspired Ship to Join IHH Gaza Flotilla

    06/04/2011 3:44:21 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 28 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 3, 1011 | Gavriel Queenann
    A ship flying US colors and carrying 34 passengers is set to joint this year's Gaza-bound, IHH-sponsored “Freedom Flotilla 2” in June, the New York Times reported. snip This year's American vessel, named The Audacity of Hope after US President Barack Obama’s best-selling book, is being organized by an American group called “US Boat to Gaza.” Obama links to the Audacity do not end there, however. Prof. Rashid Khalidi, director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a friend from Obama’s time in Chicago, is among the supporters of an appeal launched...
  • Egypt to open Rafah crossing permanently

    05/25/2011 2:01:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | May 25, 2011 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    CAIRO – Egypt will open its only crossing with the Gaza Strip this weekend, the Cairo military government announced Wednesday, significantly easing a four-year blockade on the Hamas-ruled territory but setting up a potential conflict with Israel. Egypt's official Middle East News Agency said the Rafah border crossing would be opened permanently starting Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day except Fridays and holidays.
  • Obama's Israel Policy Makes U.S. Look Foolish

    05/25/2011 5:33:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    US News ^ | May 24, 2011 | Peter Roff
    President Barack Obama’s stunning about-face on U.S. policy toward Israel—saying that it needs to recede to its pre-1967 war borders as the starting point for negotiations to create an independent Palestinian state—could be the beginning of a bold new initiative in U.S. foreign policy. Why stop there? Why not, for example, as part of ongoing U.S. negotiations with Mexico, give back the territories in Arizona and New Mexico the United States gained in the 1853 Gadsden Purchase as a preliminary offer to settle the problem of illegal immigration? And, if that’s not enough, offer to give back Texas as well....
  • State Department says Jerusalem is separate from Israel

    05/24/2011 5:50:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/24/11 | Kerry Picket
    Here is an unusual press release from the U.S. State Department, first noted by The Weekly Standard and later Arutz Sheva: State’s Steinberg’s Visit to Israel, Jerusalem and West Bank U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman May 18, 2011 MEDIA NOTE Deputy Secretary Steinberg's Visit to Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg visits Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank May 18-19, 2011. In Israel, Deputy Secretary Steinberg met with Israeli academic and student leaders. In the West Bank, he met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other
  • GOP sees Israel as wedge issue

    05/24/2011 5:25:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/24/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Republican strategists say President Obama’s call for peace negotiations based on Israel’s 1967 borders will help them drive a wedge between Jewish voters and the Democratic Party. GOP strategists acknowledged that their party for years has tried with little success to split Jewish voters and donors from Democratic candidates. This time is different, they say, because of perceptions by some that Obama is more concerned with the American image on the Arab street than staunchly defending Israel in its standoff with Palestinian leadership. Obama, in one of his first steps into Middle East policy, called for Israel to suspend new...
  • Obama: Palestine Has "Right" To Be A "Sovereign And Contiguous State" (video)

    05/23/2011 4:35:53 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 23, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Definition of CONTIGUOUS 1: being in actual contact: touching along a boundary or at a point -- of angles : adjacent 2 3: next or near in time or sequence 4: touching or connected throughout in an unbroken sequence "The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state," President Obama told American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) attendees on Sunday. The...
  • I wept at Obama's betrayal of Israel

    05/21/2011 9:26:54 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 44 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 5/21/2011 | Alan Bergstein
    I leafed through the pages of Volume I in the series entitled, "The Greatest Quotes of Michelle Obama, to plagiarize the opening line for today's tale. I'm drained from the effort. "For the first time in my life, I'm ashamed of my country." I've lived a bit longer than The First Lady but yesterday I hung my head and wept. From the time that I campaigned, in 1940, in front of PS 97 on Brooklyn's, Highlawn Ave, for FDR's election as President, that seat always had a sign on it lettered, "World Leader." It was shirked off yesterday by her...
  • Obama Throws Israel Under The Bus

    05/21/2011 4:20:58 AM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 21, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    I wasn’t planning on discussing this issue today, but we do address important foreign policy issues on this site when the occasion demands it. Needless to say, President Obama’s insistence that the state of Israel, which has heretofore been our most trusted and reliable ally in the Middle East, return to annihilatory borders is such an occasion. Putting aside for a moment the observation that these borders are utterly indefensible, which has been made by experts much more well-versed in this subject than me, there are several issues with the President’s new “peace” proposals that pose even greater barriers to...
  • LIVE THREAD: Bibi and Hussein moments away from Israeli PM Remarks on 1967 border comments.

    05/20/2011 11:07:38 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 614 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 20 MAY 2011 | dcbryan1
    Live thread of Israeli PM "Bibi" Netenyahu and the crypto-Marxist Muslim, "Hussein"
  • IDF Alert on Border as 'Nakba Day' Continuation Planned

    05/20/2011 12:47:26 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 4 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 05/20/11 | Maayana Miskin
    The IDF has increased its presence along Israel's borders with Syria and Lebanon over threats of renewed clashes similar to those on “Nakba Day.” Organizers of the anti-Israel marches earlier in the week are calling for a similar march Friday, the Muslim day of prayer, beginning after mosque services end. Calls to Arabs to march on Israel have gone forth on social networks, and have gathered tens of thousands of responses. A group calling itself the “Intifada Youth Committee” called for “A march in memory of the Nakba Day martyrs, [a march] from surrounding countries and from Gaza on Israel's...
  • Obama’s great gift to the Palestinians (Obama's ready to hand over Jerusalem to the terrorist)

    05/20/2011 4:01:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    washington times ^ | 5/20/2011 | Wesley Pruden
    Barack Obama to Israel: Drop dead. He announced Thursday that a Palestinian state, soon to be decreed by the United Nations General Assembly, must be drawn to 1967 borders. This tells the Palestinians and their Arab allies and enablers that events do not have to have consequences. We’re not supposed to remember that the Arab states attacked Israel in 1967 (and again in 1973), betting they could crush the Jews and take the looted land. Instead they were themselves squashed like bugs. Their airmen were shot out of the skies and their soldiers, routed, threw away their shoes in the...
  • Rabbi: 'The President of the United States is Asking for Ethnic Cleansing'

    05/19/2011 4:33:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 158 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 5/19/11 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama has made an unprecedented demand on Israel, Jewish leaders said today after the president called for Israel to redraw its borders to where they were in 1967 before the Six Day War. One rabbi said Obama was, in essence, asking for "ethnic cleansing" of thousands of Jewish families. “It’s immoral in that basically the president of the United States is asking that 500,000 people who live, work, and raise families around Jerusalem – Jewish families – that they be uprooted, resettled, deported from their homes, have their families broken,” Rabbi Aryeh Spero, founder of Caucus...
  • Obama Speech Backlash on Call to Reinstate 1967 Mideast Borders (Obama throws Israel under the bus)

    05/19/2011 5:55:27 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies · 2+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/19/2011 | HUMA KHAN
    President Obama's call this afternoon for Israel and the Palestinians to redraw boundaries based on 1967 lines has already generated backlash. "The dream of a Jewish and democratic state cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation," the president said in a wide-ranging, Mideast speech at the State Department. "The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both...
  • Israel Expects Obama to Take Back ‘1967 Lines’ Demand

    05/19/2011 1:18:01 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 128 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 05/19/11 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was quick on the draw Thursday in voicing clear displeasure with President Barack Obama’s mideast policy speech. “Israel appreciates President Obama’s commitment to peace,” the response began, curtly. “Israel believes that for peace to endure between Israelis and Palestinians, the viability of a Palestinian state cannot come at the expense of the viability of the one and only Jewish state.” “That is why Prime Minister Netanyahu expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of U.S. commitments made to Israel in 2004, which were overwhelmingly supported by both Houses of Congress.” “Among other things,” Netanyahu reminded...
  • Live Thread: Pharoah Obama Speech on State of the Arab Spring Sham Wow (12:14 p.m. EDT 5/19/11)

    05/19/2011 9:28:35 AM PDT · by kristinn · 292 replies · 1+ views
    Thursday, May 19, 2011 | Kristinn
    Obama started 44 minutes late, as usual. Praises Hillary, intros with talk of winding down war in Iraq and brags about killing Osama....
  • U.S. considering strategic outreach to Hezbollah

    03/21/2011 12:58:21 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 34 replies
    Washington Post says Obama administration weighing dialogue with Lebanese militant group's political wing, in an effort similar to that attempted by U.K. in its dealings with Sinn Fein in the 1990s. The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is considering reaching out to the political elements in Hezbollah, the Washington Post reported on Friday, stressing that the at this stage it was an intelligence effort, not a policymaking one.
  • Holocaust survivors say Obama betrayed them to side with insurance companies

    03/01/2011 4:11:33 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 177 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 1, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Holocaust survivors say Obama betrayed them to side with insurance companies. A group of Holocaust survivors has plans to protest against Barack Obama as he makes an appearance in Miami Beach this coming Friday. The Holocaust survivors also have Democrat Senator Bill Nelson in their sights at the same time, as Obama will be in town to attend a fundraiser for the senator. The Holocaust survivors assert that both Obama and Nelson betrayed them by siding with insurance companies who failed to pay them their entitled money from life insurance policies their families took out just before World War II....
  • Gibbs signals U.S. wants Mubarak out now

    02/02/2011 11:04:04 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 2, 2011 | M. Alex Johnson
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama's delivered a "frank" directive to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak yesterday that he must begin the transition to a new government now. "The message that the president delivered clearly to President Mubarak was that the time for change had come," Gibbs said in the daily White House briefing.
  • U.S. 'held secret meeting with Muslim Brotherhood'

    02/01/2011 12:32:17 PM PST · by Qbert · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 2/1/2011 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – The Egyptian government has information a diplomat at the U.S. embassy in Cairo secretly met yesterday with a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the nation's major Islamist opposition group, WND has learned. The topic of the meeting was the future of Egypt following the "fall" of President Hosni Mubarak, an Egyptian intelligence official told WND. The claim comes amid charges from Cairo that the Obama administration has been encouraging the protests rocking Egypt and targeting the rule of Mubarak, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East. The Egyptian intelligence official told WND his government has information...
  • Obama green-lighting Muslim Brotherhood participation in Egyptian government

    02/01/2011 9:27:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies
    hot air ^ | 2/1/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Welcome to the new reality of cold, hard choices in Egypt, and the consequences of democracy in regions where radicalism thrives. In order to stay ahead of the crisis in Egypt, the Obama administration yesterday signaled that it supports the participation of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egyptian politics as long as they renounce violence and commit to democracy: The Obama administration said for the first time that it supports a role for groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned Islamist organization, in a reformed Egyptian government. The organization must reject violence and recognize democratic goals if the U.S. is...
  • Obama, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood Ally Code Pink Directly Involved With Cairo Protests

    02/01/2011 7:11:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 32 replies
    Sunday, Janaury 30, 2011 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Tighe Barry, left, and Medea Benjamin of Code Pink protest in Washington, D.C. On the heels of a Big Government article asking whether the Muslim Brotherhood and other anti-Mubarak organizations in Egypt have been learning their tactics from Obama allies Bill Ayers and Code Pink (as a result of connections made in Egypt one year ago) comes news that Code Pink is in Cairo and is involved in the protests. An audio file of a phone call by leftist activist David Swanson that day to Code Pink agitator Tighe Barry in Cairo was posted late Friday. Barry, in Egypt...
  • Obama Administration Lifts US Ban on Muslim Brotherhood Leader

    01/28/2011 5:59:11 PM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 144 replies · 1+ views
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | January 28 2011 | Avi Yellin
    The Barack Obama administration has decided to lift a ban preventing Muslim Scholar Professor Tariq Ramadan from entering the United States. Ramadan, an Egyptian currently living in Switzerland, is a leading member of Europe’s Muslim Brotherhood branch and the grandson of the movement’s founder Hassan al-Banna. The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization for Hamas and some of the groups that recently merged into al-Qaeda, including Ayman al Zawahiri’s Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Ramadan was invited to teach at the University of Notre Dame in 2004 but the George W. Bush administration revoked his visa, citing a statute that applies to...
  • Middle East Bloody Endgame

    12/25/2010 1:57:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 24, 2010 | Lee DeCovnick
    Describing the barbarity of a Civil War prison, Benson Lossing wrote in 1868, "Seventeen feet from the inner stockade was the 'dead-line,' over which no man could pass and live." Lossing could well be describing the inevitable bloody endgame of the Israeli-Iran conflict during the final twenty-four months of the Obama administration. Both sides are acutely aware of this "dead-line," with Iran more so than Israel. Iran's "dead-line" awareness reaches back 31 years to the release of 52 American hostages held for 444 days, just twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan was sworn in as president (and after Jimmy Carter previously...
  • Wikileaks: Anti-Israeli “Experts” Got Everything Wrong

    11/29/2010 1:33:55 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-29-10 | Curt
    Couple points from the WikiLeak release that's not related to the treasonous release itself. Many of the released cables confirm that which was already suspected. For example, the fact that Iran smuggled arms to Hizballah using ambulances and their Red Crescent during the 2006 war. A fact Israel brought up when they were condemned for attacking ambulances....these documents prove Israel knew what it was talking about and that the UN was its usual ineffective self. Again, no shocker there. Bigger news, not shocking, but big, is the fact that Arab states, not Israel, were the ones vehemently opposed to...
  • US State Dept: Israel Similar to Iran, Iraq and Sudan

    11/18/2010 3:06:25 AM PST · by bsaunders · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva/INN ^ | November 18 2010 | Chana Ya'ar
    The U.S. State Department under Secretary Hillary Clinton claims that Israel violates religious freedom in the same way as Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan and China. The department’s annual International Religious Freedom Report, released Wednesday for the year 2009, placed Israel in the same category as countries “where violators of religious freedom have been noteworthy” due to the Jewish State's emphasis on maintaining the status quo with regard to respect for Jewish legal standards.
  • Palin: Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital – not a Settlement

    11/15/2010 8:30:22 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 30 replies
    www.israelnationalnews.com ^ | 11/15/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president, told 85 GOP freshmen Congressmen in an open letter, “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, not a settlement.” Writing on the Fox News website, the 2008 vice presidential candidate for the Republican party advised the new legislators, “You can stand with allies like Israel, not criticize them. You can let the President know what you believe… and stick to the principles that propelled your campaigns.”
  • Obama: Blaming Israel First

    11/11/2010 5:28:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 11-11-10 | P. David Hornik
    This kind of activity is never helpful when it comes to peace negotiations,” President Obama said Tuesday at a press conference in Indonesia. He was referring to approvals issued in Israel this week to build 1300 homes in two East Jerusalem neighborhoods. That is, 1300 homes for Jews. Obama would have had no problem if the announced homes had been designated for Arabs—or anyone other than Jews. As the Wall Street Journal noted in an editorial, the country—Indonesia—in which Obama made his remark is one that forbids Israeli citizens to visit. Indonesia is also one of 19 UN member states...
  • IDF Confirms: Gaza Militants Fired Phosphorous Bombs At Israel

    09/15/2010 10:50:13 AM PDT · by edpc · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 15 Sept 2010 | Haaretz & Reuters
    Two of the nine mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel on Tuesday were actually phosphorous bombs, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed. Militants in the coastal territory also fired two Qassam rockets into Israel, yielding an Israel Air Force strike in response that led to the death of one Palestinian working in a smuggling tunnel on the border with Egypt.
  • No Sweetness from Obama on Rosh Hashanah

    09/12/2010 6:48:01 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 94 replies
    This week Jews across America celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and received holiday greetings from our President that were remarkable for their offensive preachiness. Beyond a perfunctory wish for a sweet New Year, Jews got a lecture on the Two State solution. American Jews were told this is a time to repent, think of those in need, embrace diversity, cultivate humility and compassion, move beyond differences with the Palestinians, and choose the Two State solution. Not a single word of praise for Judaism or American Jews. Not one. For that matter, after the first sentence, the word Jew...
  • Obama Calls for Extending the Building Freeze Finally

    09/11/2010 4:35:37 PM PDT · by bsaunders · 14 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | September 11, 2010 | B. Saunders
    I would like to say I’m shocked but the only surprise is it took this long for President Obama to call for the continuation of the building freeze on Jewish areas in Judea and Samaria while making no comment on Arab and Muslim building of illegal structures throughout the same area and especially in and around Jerusalem. President Obama has still not made mention of the illegal buildings erected by Arabs, Muslims, and Druze illegal building within the Green Line in uncontested Israel, especially in the Negev where the problem has become endemic lately. The one positive consequence of this...
  • Obama is getting hammered In his Presser

  • Palestinian Violence and a President’s Blindness

    09/07/2010 4:24:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 9-7-10 | Moshe Dann
    In response to the murder of four Israelis by Arab terrorists, President Obama said the following: ”[In this] tragedy…people were gunned down on the street by terrorists who are purposely trying to undermine these [Israeli-Palestinian peace] talks.” The aim of the terrorists, however, was not to stop peace talks. The attack occurred close to the same place where an Israeli policeman was shot in his car several months ago when there were no “peace talks.” Israelis are frequently attacked on roads throughout Israel by rocks and fire bombs, sometimes by snipers. These attacks are not connected to any political or...
  • Gaza Celebrates Jewish Deaths with Candy

    09/02/2010 8:32:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/2010 | Hillel Fendel
    Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon says that while PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) talks peace in Washington, his men encourage terrorism back at home – and Gazans celebrate terrorism by giving out candy. Ayalon decried the fact that the PA minister for prisoner affairs recently visited the Abu Hamid family, four sons of which have been sentenced to life for murdering Israelis. The official, Isa Karaka, shared the Ramadan break-fast meal with the family, and praised the mother for the way in which she has contributed to the struggle for independence. Karaka also visited the home of suicide terrorist...
  • Names of shooting attack's victims released [Hebron]

    08/31/2010 11:58:11 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    YNet News ^ | 1 Sept 2010 | Aviel Magnezi
    "Talya and Yitzhak raised their children with joy and modesty," residents of Beit Hagai said on Tuesday. Four of the settlement's residents were killed in a shooting attack near Hebron, including a couple survived by six children. "They had quit a few difficulties in their life, but they overcame it all." The other victims of the shooting are Kochava Even-Haim and Avishai Schindler, who were in the car with the couple. The deadly attack took place not far from home, at the Bani Noam junction. Talia and Yitzhak Imes were survived by a one-and-a-half-year-old infant and five other children, the...
  • Obama's Muslim Daddies

    08/05/2010 4:06:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The American Sspectator ^ | 8-5-10 | David Gutmann
    The Israeli intelligence website DebkaFile has reported that Obama is now seriously considering an attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities. His change of heart is not, according to Debka, prompted by the Israeli Netanyahu -- whose nation is most directly threatened by Iranian nukes -- but by an ultimatum from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who told Obama that his nation could not tolerate Iranian WMD, and would develop its own if Iran was allowed to acquire them. ~snip~ Thus, without first taking serious steps to check Palestinian terrorism, he has pushed for the two-state solution that would inevitably lead...
  • Lebanon, Israel clash near border; at least 4 dead

    08/03/2010 11:19:45 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies · 31+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/4/2010 | Yahoo News
    ADEISSEH, Lebanon – Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire Tuesday in a fierce border battle that killed a senior Israeli officer, two Lebanese soldiers and a journalist — underlining how easily tensions can re-ignite along the frontier where Israel and Hezbollah fought a war four years ago. It was the worst fighting since 2006 in the area, where Israeli and Lebanese soldiers patrol within shouting distance of each other, separated by the U.N.-drawn Blue Line boundary. The fighting flared into Israeli tank, helicopter and artillery strikes near this Lebanese town, but ended after several hours and there was no sign...
  • The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Fired on Israel

    08/03/2010 9:02:19 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies · 290+ views
    JINSA Report #1,011 ^ | August 3, 2010
    It wasn't Hezbollah; it was the LAF that killed one Israeli officer and seriously wounded another. It wasn't in Lebanon; it was in Israel that they were attacked.The IDF had notified the UNIFIL liaison that it would be working on the Israeli side of the Blue Line - the international border accepted by the UN Security Council in June 2000 - clearing brush to ensure that there had been no Hezbollah infiltration and removing a tree with a crane. The work was routine and UNIFIL routinely notified the LAF. And the LAF fired on the IDF. After giving UNIFIL time...
  • Accusations fly over rocket launch on Eilat and Aqaba (Israel & Jordan vs Hamas and Egypt)

    08/03/2010 5:27:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 3+ views
    Asia News ^ | 8/3/2010
    Jerusalem (AsiaNews) – Jordan said it had evidence that the rockets that hit Aqaba came from the Sinai. Egypt yesterday said that that was “Impossible”. Israel has more or less openly accused Hamas, which has denied any involvement. Without any definitive explanation for the incident, accusations and counteraccusations are flying all over the place after several ‘Grad’ rockets hit the Israeli town of Eilat and its close neighbour, Aqaba, in Jordan, where it killed one person, injuring five. "We can now say without hesitation that the Grad rocket was launched from Sinai," said a Jordanian official close to the investigation...
  • Lights, Camera, and peace process!

    08/03/2010 5:21:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/02/2010 | CAROLINE GLICK
    Israeli Left and Obama administration offer to serve up Israel to the Palestinians for negotiations that have no chance of success. The Israeli Left is on a collision course with the Obama administration. It is reportedly trying to undermine negotiations between the Netanyahu government and Fatah. The Obama administration is earnestly seeking to initiate them. According to an unnamed eyewitness interviewed by Israel Radio, during a July 8 meeting between Kadima Council Chairman and former vice premier Haim Ramon, and Fatah chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, Ramon urged Erekat to tell Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas to reject the Netanyahu government’s offer...
  • GAZA FLOTILLA FUNDRAISER IN NYC AUG 5, 7PM: LETS FREEP THIS!!!

    08/02/2010 7:56:44 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 27 replies · 7+ views
    USTOGAZA ^ | 08/02/2010 | RaceBannon
    Folks, a colleection of left wing anti-semites are going to host a boat cruise to raise money to support busting the Gaza Blocade by funding another flotilla! Lets meet them at the docks!
  • Jordanian Man Dies After Five Rockets Hit Aqaba And Eilat

    08/02/2010 4:04:33 AM PDT · by edpc · 7 replies · 4+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 2 Aug 2010 | Haaretz Service
    A Jordanian man died on Monday after a rocket apparently fired from the Sinai Peninsula exploded near him in the Red Sea port city of Aqaba. A total of five rockets were toward Aqaba and the Israeli city of Eilat, just after 8 A.M. The man succumbed to his serious wounds a few hours after the incident. Three other Jordanian were wounded, but there were no casualties in Eilat.
  • Rockets hit Israeli resort of Eilat

    08/02/2010 12:33:57 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 20 replies · 6+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 2 August 2010 | Anne Barker
    At least four people are reportedly injured after a series of rockets were fired at the southern Israeli town of Eilat. A series of explosions were heard in and around the resort town in far southern Israel near the borders with Jordan and Egypt. Israeli media say five rockets were fired at the city by militant groups either in Jordan or the Sinai Desert. The attacks come three days after militants in Gaza fired a Katyusha rocket at the Israeli city of Ashkelon, and a more crude rocket into the Negev Desert. In retaliation Israeli forces on Saturday bombed two...
  • Abbas: 'Entire world' wants direct talks

    07/26/2010 1:50:51 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 6 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 07/25/2010 14:10 | By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND HERB KEINON
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday that he was under pressure from the international community to begin direct negotiations with Israel. He told the PA’s Voice of Palestine radio station that he would enter direct talks only if progress was first achieved on the future borders and security of a Palestinian state. Without “clear and specific references,” the negotiations would collapse from the beginning, Abbas said. In an apparent reference to repeated statements by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that he was willing to meet with Abbas in Ramallah or Jerusalem, Abbas said, “We are not against meetings, whether...
  • Abbas Urges Obama to Impose Mideast Peace Solution

    07/25/2010 2:53:48 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 4/24/2010 | News Agencies and Avi Issacharoff
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the Obama administration on Saturday to impose a solution to the Middle East conflict that would give his people an independent state. "Mr. President [Barack Obama] and members of the American administration, since you believe in this [an independent Palestinian state], it is your duty to take steps toward a solution and to impose this solution," Abbas said in a speech.
  • Obama Promises Saudi King that Israel will Withdraw from Jerusalem, West Bank

    07/09/2010 6:19:17 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 51 replies · 1+ views
    The Jerusalem Connection ^ | The Jerusalem Connection
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was said to have pledged to Saudi Arabia that the United States would force Israel to withdraw from eastern Jerusalem and the entire West Bank by 2012. Diplomatic sources said Obama relayed a pledge to Saudi King Abdullah that he would take any measure to ensure an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and Jerusalem over the next 18 months. They said Obama relayed the pledge to Abdullah during the president’s trip to Riyad in June 2009, about four months after he assumed office, in exchange for Abdullah’s help to arrange for the end of...
  • Obama and the Rising Mob Against Israel

    06/18/2010 3:07:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 298+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2010 | James Lewis
    The Middle East is now teetering on the brink of war because a vast international mob has been unloosed, with the tacit approval of Barack Hussein Obama. That is the real meaning of the Gaza martyrdom stunt of May 31, 2010. That purposeful provocation is not past. The Gaza suicide operation is still being used all over the Middle East and Europe to whip up hatred and violence. As Mark Steyn just reported from a dingy cafe in Algeria, "I can just about make out the plasma TV up in the corner on which Jimmy Carter, dubbed into Arabic, is...
  • Hamas rises in the West

    06/15/2010 4:44:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 253+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-15-10 | CAROLINE GLICK
    Hamas rises in the West  By CAROLINE GLICK 06/15/2010 06:34 By backing the terrorist group against Israel, western countries are backing Hamas against Fatah and Islamist states against ME moderates.   Since the navy’s May 31 takeover of the Turkish-Hamas flotilla, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his advisers have deliberated around the clock about how to contend with the US-led international stampede against Israel. But their ultimate decision to form an investigatory committee led by a retired Supreme Court justice and overseen by foreign observers indicates that they failed to recognize the nature of the international campaign facing us today....
  • Sources: Obama Administration to Support Anti-Israel Resolution at UN Next Week

    06/11/2010 8:33:03 AM PDT · by Al B. · 132 replies · 2,884+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 11, 2010 | William Kristol
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that senior Obama administration officials have been telling foreign governments that the administration intends to support an effort next week at the United Nations to set up an independent commission, under UN auspices, to investigate Israel's behavior in the Gaza flotilla incident. The White House has apparently shrugged off concerns from elsewhere in the U.S. government that a) this is an extraordinary singling out of Israel, since all kinds of much worse incidents happen around the world without spurring UN investigations; b) that the investigation will be one-sided, focusing entirely on Israeli behavior and not...