Crucial Prayer Topics : Israel & Middle East

Iraqi Christians Upset Gov't Abandoned Them to ISIS, Catholic Priest Says
ChristianPost.com - August 27, 2014

A Catholic priest described his shock at the conditions Iraqi Christian refugees face, saying that they were left helpless and angry at government soldiers who abandoned them to ISIS extremists after the militants began their attacks....[view article]

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Details emerge of IS killing of 670 Shiite prisoners in Mosul
Times of Israel - August 27, 2014

Islamic State fighters reportedly killed up to 670 prisoners in Mosul and committed other horrific abuses in Iraq that amount to crimes against humanity, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday....[view article]

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Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet in revolt over Gaza ceasefire
Telegraph - August 27, 2014

Israel's acceptance of an Egyptian ceasefire proposal may have temporarily ended the war with Hamas - but the move has sparked a row within Israel's security cabinet that now threatens the future of the country's coalition government....[view article]

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IDF fires artillery at Syrian army post after cross-border gun fire wounds Israeli officer
The Jerusalem Post - August 27, 2014

Fighting between Assad and rebels spills over into Israel; Syrian rights group says Islamist fighters take control of Quneitra border crossing....[view article]

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IDF Reveals the Gaza That the UN is Hiding
Israel Behind the News - August 26, 2014

An informative new video posted to YouTube on Monday by the IDF shows how the damage in Gaza reported by the UN is only giving half of thepicture, and skewing the facts on the ground....[view article]

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Video: Gaza Children Cheer for Rockets to Hit America
CNS News - August 26, 2014

Keep this video in mind when American dollars are sent to Palestinians. The terrorist group Hamas fired at least 117 rockets into Israel Sunday, CNN reported, as violence there escalated again. But major U.S. media have censored Palestinian's anti-American reaction to this ongoing attack on an ally.  In one Al Jazeera America video, children cheered on the rockets, wishing they would land in the United States....[view article]

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Stallone, Schwarzenegger lead Hollywood assault on Hamas
Times of Israel - August 26, 2014

In new ad, 187 signatories regret devastating loss of life in Israel and Gaza, blame Hamas ideology of ‘hatred and genocide'...[view article]

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Demonic Inspired Islamic State Planning to Use Drones to Attack Israel
Arutz Sheva - August 26, 2014

A member of the Islamic State tweets that the organization will soon use unmanned drones to attack Israel....[view article]

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Libya crisis: US 'caught off-guard' by air strikes
BBC - August 26, 2014

US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week that targeted Islamist-linked militia....[view article]

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Hamas set classic humanitarian trap,' IAF officer says
Jerusalem Post - August 26, 2014

Rockets were fired from rooftops, and from launchers next to several buildings, including a medical center and 2 schools....[view article]

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Knesset authorizes call up of 10,000 more reservists
The Jerusalem Post - August 26, 2014

The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee authorized the government’s request to call up another 10,000 reservists on Sunday. ...[view article]

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Israel Says Missile Strike Killed Hamas Official Handling ‘Terror Funds’
The New York Times - August 25, 2014

An Israeli missile strike that killed a man riding in a car in Gaza City on Sunday afternoon ripped open the vehicle, revealing bags of American dollars inside and scattering currency on the street, some burned by the blast, according to a witness....[view article]

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Five Rockets from Syria Hit Golan Heights
Arutz Sheva - August 25, 2014

Five rockets fired from Syria explode near communities in the Golan Heights. No injuries but a power outage was reported in the area....[view article]

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Iraq forces defeat militant push to take oil refinery
BBC - August 25, 2014

Iraqi government forces say they have defeated a militant attack on the country's largest oil refinery, killing several insurgents....[view article]

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Hamas leaders die in wave of Israeli strikes on Gaza
Guardian - August 21, 2014

Three of Hamas’s most senior military commanders have been killed in pre-dawn air strikes on Rafa in the south of the Gaza Strip....[view article]

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Netanyahu: Hamas leaders are legitimate targets, no one is invincible
Jerusalem Post - August 21, 2014

PM says that Operation Protective Edge is not over; does not confirm or deny reports that Israel attempted to kill Hamas military leader Muhammad Deif; says Hamas and ISIS are "branches of the same tree."...[view article]

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Israelis design artificial cells that make things
Times of Israel - August 21, 2014

Israeli scientists have created an artificial network of cells that act like the real thing, even performing life's most basic process - protein synthesis....[view article]

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The Demonic Inspired Men Who Killed James Foley
The New Yorker - August 21, 2014

A video showing the beheading, by a black-garbed executioner, of the American journalist James Foley is the latest in a series of sickening acts that the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, has visited on the world in recent months....[view article]

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Beheaded: James Wright Foley in a grab taken from YouTube and posted online by ISIS
Daily Mail News - August 20, 2014

The mother and father of beheaded journalist James Wright Foley called on ISIS militants to spare the lives of other captured hostages as the authenticity of the barbaric video of his death was confirmed by the White House on Wednesday morning....[view article]

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ISIS militants behead abducted American journalist James Wright Foley in graphic video
New York Daily News - August 20, 2014

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. A masked militant claims the murder is in retaliation for American airstrikes against the Islamic State militants in Iraq. Missing since Nov. 22, 2012, Foley appears to be forced to read an anti-American statement before he is beheaded in the gruesome five-minute clip. His family confirmed his death late Tuesday evening....[view article]

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Islamic State fighters halt Iraqi offensive to recapture Saddam's home town
Reuters - August 19, 2014

Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive on Tuesday to recapture Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, due to fierce resistance from Islamic state fighters who have also threatened to attack Americans "in any place"....[view article]

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Fox News Poll: Majorities disapprove of Obama on Iraq, Israel and Ukraine
Fox News - August 14, 2014

Voters are generally dissatisfied with how Obama handles the world’s hot spots -- most give him a thumbs-down for the job he is doing on Iraq, Israel and Ukraine. At the same time, they approve of U.S. airstrikes he’s ordered against ISIS militants in Iraq although many do not believe this was his desire, but the desire of the non-Moslem sympathizers who see the truth of the demonic ISIS affair....[view article]

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Israel’s annihilation has begun, says PLO envoy to Tehran
Times of Israel - August 14, 2014

Ambassador from Abbas’s PA blames US, western countries for having created ‘a fake regime in Palestine’...[view article]

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Islamic State carves jihadist hub in heart of Middle East
Reuters - August 13, 2014

Ridiculed at first, the new power which has seized a third of Iraq and triggered the first American air strikes since the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011 - has carved itself a powerful and possibly lasting presence in the Middle East....[view article]

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World Ignores Christian Exodus from Islamic World
Family Security Matters - August 13, 2014

While the world fixates on the conflict between Israel and Hamas-and while most mainstream media demonize Israel for trying to survive amid a sea of Arab-Islamic hostility-similar or worse tragedies continue to go virtually ignored....[view article]

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White Refuses To Leave Iraq, Despite Christian Persecution By ISIS
Huffington Post - August 8, 2014

Iraq's Christians have perhaps suffered more than any other group since the Islamic State formerly known as ISIS rose to power, but Christianity is in decline all over the Middle East. Just 5% of the region's population identifies as Christian, and that figure is dropping still....[view article]

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Iraqi militants seize several Christian villages
AP - Associated Press - August 7, 2014

Iraqi militants from the Islamic State group overran a cluster of predominantly Christian villages alongside the country's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, sending tens of thousands of civilians and Kurdish fighters fleeing from the area, several priests in northern Iraq said Thursday....[view article]

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Militant takeover of Iraq’s largest Christian city, mountaintop siege fuel calls for aid
Fox News - August 7, 2014

Iraqi militants seized control Thursday of the country's largest Christian city -- reportedly telling its residents to leave, convert or die -- while members of another religious minority remained trapped on a mountain without enough food or water, circumstances that fueled calls for the U.S. and U.N. to get more involved....[view article]

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Iron Dome Operator: God Moved Missile We Couldn't Hit
Israel Today - August 5, 2014

We missed and God sent a wind! Said the Israeli missile battery soldier. Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system has been wildly successful during the current Gaza war, but on occasion it can and does miss incoming terrorist rockets....[view article]

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ackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms that Built ‘Iron Dome’ Missile Defense System
Krebs on Security - July 31, 2014

Three Israeli defense contractors responsible for building the "Iron Dome" missile shield currently protecting Israel from a barrage of rocket attacks were compromised by hackers and robbed of huge quantities of sensitive documents pertaining to the shield technology, KrebsOnSecurity has learned....[view article]

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Netanyahu Vows to Continue Destroying Gaza Tunnels
The New York Times - July 31, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said on Thursday that he would not agree to any cease-fire proposal that does not allow the Israeli military to complete its mission of destroying Hamas's tunnel network in Gaza....[view article]

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THE BATTLE IN GAZA IS A SPIRITUAL BATTLE!
- July 31, 2014

Now it is time to rally all of you intercessors in the nations that receive our Elijah Prayer Army (EPA) Prayer Alerts! Please get on your face and call out to heaven for help to come to Israel at this time!...[view article]

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Son of Hamas Founder is a Christian Convert, Says Militants Target Civilians
Christian Headlines - July 31, 2014

The son of one of founding members of Hamas has spoken out against the militant organization and the way the group targets civilians....[view article]

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Rouhani: ‘This Festering Zionist Tumor Has Opened Once Again’
Washington Free Beacon - July 31, 2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at Israel in vitriolic terms on Wednesday, referring to Israel as a “festering Zionist tumor.”...[view article]

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Persecution IS terrorists invade monastery after purging last Christians from Mosul
OneNewsNow.com - July 31, 2014

Just one day after Islamic State fighters (or IS) reportedly purged every last Christian from the second largest Iraqi city of Mosul, the terrorist group raided a nearby monastery. The IS allowed the inhabiting monks and other residents to leave on foot with only their lives and their clothes....[view article]

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Iron Dome Cannot Stop These Missiles
Algemeiner - July 31, 2014

The rulers of Gaza are nothing if not consistent. In genocidal word and terrorist deed, Hamas pursues one goal—the eradication of the Jewish State and its 8 million citizens....[view article]

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THIRD Rocket Arsenal Found At UN School In Gaza
Breitbart - July 30, 2014

The United Nations Relief & Works Agency For Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced Tuesday that another rocket stockpile has been found at one of its schools in Gaza. This instance marks the third time since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge that a weapons arsenal has been found at an UNRWA school in Gaza....[view article]

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Tunnels Lead Right to the Heart of Israeli Fear
The New York Times - July 29, 2014

The curved concrete top of the tunnel grazes the dark-brown buzz cut of Lt. Col. Oshik Azulai, putting it 5 feet and 7 inches above the sand floor. The walls are about 30 inches apart — wide enough for two people to squeeze past each other, unless both are in body armor. It is cool in the tunnel, 46 feet under, and dark, of course. Cellphones do not work....[view article]

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Israeli Official To Obama: ‘Leave Us Alone’
- July 29, 2014

A top Israeli official wants President Barack Obama to stop meddling with the Jewish state during its conflict with Hamas in Gaza....[view article]

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Islamic cultist militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul
Israel Today - July 28, 2014

Members of the demonic inspired Islamic State blow up Prophet Jirjis shrine, the third demolition of an ancient holy site in northern Iraq...[view article]

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Hamas Used Child Labor to Build Terror Tunnels; Hundreds Killed
Breitbart - July 28, 2014

Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network, built partly to carry out attacks on children across the Gaza border in Israel. That report--confirmed by Hamas itself--emerged in 2012, not from the Israeli government, but the sympathetic Journal of Palestine Studies, in an article that otherwise celebrated the secret tunnel system as a symbol of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli "siege" of the Gaza Strip....[view article]

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Israel Calls Out UNRWA for Claiming IDF Shelled School
Arutz Sheva - July 28, 2014

Israel on Thursday called out a United Nations aid agency for falsely claiming that the Israeli Defense Forces did not permit civilians to evacuate a Gaza school where 15 people were killed in an Israeli attack, reports the Washington Free Beacon....[view article]

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Egypt sides with Israel in conflict with Hamas
USA TODAY - July 28, 2014

An echo of the anti-Hamas rhetoric coming from Israel during its conflict with Gaza is resonating from what many would consider a surprising corner since fighting erupted July 8: Egypt....[view article]

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With Mosul’s Christians gone, Islamic State troops take over 4th-century monastery
Religion News - July 26, 2014

A day after most of Mosul’s Christians fled, Islamic State fighters stormed the fourth-century Mar Behnam Monastery near the city....[view article]

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Arabic Twitter avatar illustrates #WeAreN solidarity with Iraqi Christians
Religion News - July 26, 2014

#WeAreN is sweeping the Christian Twittersphere as churches, organizations and individuals change their avatars to the Arabic letter “Nun.”...[view article]

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115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field
AP - Associated Press - July 23, 2014

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. Across the broad swath of territory it controls from northern Syria through northern and western Iraq, the extremist group known as the Islamic State has proven to be highly organized governors....[view article]

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ISIS Torches 1,800-Year-Old Church in Mosul; Priest Says City Is 'Now Empty of Christians'
The Christian Post - July 23, 2014

Members of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly torched a 1,800 year-old Catholic Church in Mosul, Iraq and have effectively left that city "empty of Christians" as believers fled the area in fear of their lives, according to Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako....[view article]

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Krauthammer: UN turned rockets discovered in Gaza School back in to authorities
Fox News - July 23, 2014

Charles Krauthammer charged Monday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that rockets discovered by the U.N. in a U.N. Gaza school were turned back in to authorities and could be used against Israel....[view article]

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Netanyahu Presents UN Chief with Hamas Rockets
Arutz Sheva - July 23, 2014

During United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's visit to Israel on Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presented him with the rockets and operating methods of Hamas terrorists....[view article]

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If UNRWA handed rockets over to Hamas, is that a war crime?
Jerusalem Post - July 23, 2014

UNRWA believes it fulfilled its obligations by discovering the rockets in an inspection, but was vague on what ultimately happened with the rockets...[view article]

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For second time, rockets found at UN school in Gaza Read more: For second time, rockets found at UN school in Gaza
Times of Israel - July 23, 2014

‘How many more schools will have to be abused by Hamas missile squads before the international community will intervene?’ Foreign Ministry fumes...[view article]

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Iran Calls on Resistance Groups to 'Ink Defense Pact' Against Israel (Video)
Worthy News - July 23, 2014

Iran's Basij Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi called on all "resistance groups" in "Palestine, Syria and Lebanon" to sign a defense pact to help and support each other against Israel, the semi-official Iranian Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday....[view article]

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Hamas terrorist cowards wear Israeli army uniforms to ambush soldiers in Gaza
Washington Times - July 22, 2014

A Hamas force wearing Israeli army uniforms emerged from a tunnel inside Israel and inflicted losses on Israeli troops before being wiped out....[view article]

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Intercessors for Israel - Prayer Points
- July 18, 2014

Intercessors for Israel - Friday Prayer Points...[view article]

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Tension Mounts After Apparent Revenge Killing in Jerusalem
The New York Times - July 2, 2014

The body of an abducted Arab teenager was found in a Jerusalem forest early Wednesday, fanning outrage among Palestinians and threatening to further escalate the broader tensions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Police were investigating the death as a possible Israeli revenge killing for the kidnap and killing of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank last month....[view article]

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Israeli missing teenagers: Demonic inspired Hamas warns 'gates of hell will open' as Israel bombs Gaza strip
The Independant - July 1, 2014

Netanyahu says trio 'were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by human animals'...[view article]

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Arab Loons Throw Stones at Ambulance Carrying Bodies of Murdered Boys
- July 1, 2014

According to multiple reports, Arabs stoned the IDF ambulance that was carrying the bodies of the murdered Israeli teenagers. The ambulance was forced to stop, its windshield shattered....[view article]

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Isis rebels declare 'Islamic state' in Iraq and Syria
BBC - June 30, 2014

Jihadist terrorist group Isis has said it is establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria....[view article]

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Bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens found, government confirms
Fox News - June 30, 2014

Israel's nearly three-week vigil for three teens kidnapped in the West Bank - including one with U.S. citizenship - ended grimly Monday, with the discovery of their bodies just north of Hebron....[view article]

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Netanyahu: Israel needs to keep Jordan border to fight Islamist threat
YNet News - June 30, 2014

srael needs to maintain military presence along the Jordan border so it could defend itself from the threat of extremist Islamist forces, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asserted Sunday at Tel Aviv University's INSS think tank....[view article]

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ISIL crucifies eight rival fighters, says monitoring group
Reuters - June 30, 2014

Eight rebel fighters have been crucified in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) because they were considered too moderate, a monitoring group said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on contacts on the ground in Syria, said the men were crucified on Saturday in Aleppo province. It added that their corpses were still on view....[view article]

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Egypt Sentences Facebook User to Six Years in Prison for “Liking” Christian Page
Christian Headlines - June 30, 2014

Kerolos Shawky was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and fined the equivalent of $840 on charges of blasphemy and contempt of Islam for simply "liking" the Facebook page 'Knights of the Cross', according to International Christian Concern (ICC).   ...[view article]

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Meriam Ibrahim Charged With Fraud, Prohibited From Leaving Country
LifeNews.com - June 25, 2014

No sooner had Sudanese officials informed the world that Meriam Ibrahim had not been re-arrested and would be freed again after the nation's courts released her from prison than news reports surfaced today that she would be charged with fraud and prevented from leaving the country....[view article]

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Maliki Rejects Calls to Form 'National Salvation Government' in Iraq
Reuters - June 25, 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday he is committed to forming a new government on time as he fights growing calls from his opponents, and some of his former allies, to step aside....[view article]

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Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels'
BBC - June 24, 2014

Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad....[view article]

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Iraq invaders threaten nuke attack on Israel
WorldNetDaily - June 24, 2014

The well-organized army of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, claims it has access to nuclear weapons and a will to use them to "liberate" Palestine from Israel as part of its "Islamic Spring," according to a WND source in the region....[view article]

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Why the Kurds are a beacon of hope in the Middle East
JNS.org - June 24, 2014

During the war in Iraq, when I was still living in London and coordinating news coverage of the overthrow of Saddam Hussein for various international media organizations, I was in regular contact with a brave Iraqi Kurdish journalist named Ayub Nuri. When Ayub and I finally met in person, several years later in New York, we spent a couple of hours talking about the region generally, and specifically about whether Israel had a natural...[view article]

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Isis jihadists 'seize Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons stockpile' - live
Telegraph - June 19, 2014

Latest developments and news from the Iraq crisis, as Saudi Arabia warns that Britain and US must not meddle in Iraq...[view article]

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Iraq conflict: US considers talks with Iran
BBC - June 16, 2014

The move comes as Obama weighs up options on action to take in Iraq. Iran, the country and leaders who say to destroy America and Israel!...[view article]

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US Quietly Moves Detainees Out Of Secretive Afghanistan Prison
IBT: International Business Times - June 16, 2014

The Obama administration has quietly (SECRETLY) repatriated a dozen detainees from a small U.S. military prison in Afghanistan, moving a modest step closer toward winding down the United States' controversial post-9/11 detainee system....[view article]

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Head Of Iran’s Elite Paramilitary Force, Iranian Fighters In Baghdad
- June 16, 2014

Sunni militants captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar early on Monday, its mayor and residents said, the latest blow to the nation's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory in the country's north....[view article]

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Netanyahu to Abbas: I expect you to help bring back the kidnapped teens
Jerusalem Post - June 16, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in a rare telephone conversation Monday that he expected his assistance in securing the return of the three kidnapped teenagers, and that the Hamas-Fatah pact is bad for Israel, bad for the Palestinians and bad for the region....[view article]

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Biden Once Called Iraq One of Obama's 'Great Achievements'
Weekly Standard - June 13, 2014

As Iraq falls apart, it's worth remembering Vice President Joe Biden hailing that country as one of President Obama's "great achievements" in a 2010 interview with then CNN host Larry King:...[view article]

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President-elect Rivlin loves Jerusalem and Jabotinsky, opposes Palestinian state
Jerusalem Post - June 12, 2014

74-year-old Reuven "Rubi" Rivlin often talks about being a son of the Herut organization, with classic liberal values of democracy and freedom....[view article]

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Christian Refugees Flood Out of Iraqi City
Christian Headlines - June 12, 2014

Bodies of Christian children and their parents litter the chaotic streets of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, as violent Muslim extremists have seized a terrorized city Iraqi Christians once considered their last safe refuge....[view article]

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Medieval Satanic Inspired Sharia Law Imposed on Millions in Nineveh Province
IBT: International Business Times - June 12, 2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (Isis) has imposed a strict set of Sharia laws on the citizens of Nineveh province just days after capturing the provincial capital of Mosul....[view article]

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USA TODAY poll: Obama (NOT HAGEL) mishandled Bergdahl exchange
USA TODAY - June 12, 2014

Public opposition to the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has less to do with Bergdahl himself and more with how President Obama handled the transfer, according to a new USA TODAY/Pew Research Center poll....[view article]

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Pentagon: Iraqi rebels may have captured US military equipment
The Hill - June 12, 2014

The Pentagon Thursday said Islamic militants in Iraq might have captured U.S. equipment and vehicles as an al-Qaeda linked group advanced toward Baghdad....[view article]

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Insurgent Group Claims Large Part Of Major Iraqi City
NPR.org - June 11, 2014

The run on Mosul was a reminder of the precarious situation of Iraq's central government and raises serious questions about the government's ability to fight terrorism in Iraq....[view article]

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What’s Flying Over Our Embassy in Israel
Fox News - June 11, 2014

Disgusting and embarrsing homosexual flag flying over U.S. embassy in Israel. The U.S. embassy in Israel should not be promoting sexual deviancy....[view article]

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Iraqis Flee Mosul as Militants Expand Control
The Washington Post - June 11, 2014

Iraqi authorities are determined to recapture the northern city of Mosul after most of it was overrun by al-Qaida-inspired militants, the provincial governor said Wednesday after he fled the city along with half a million other residents....[view article]

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Sisi keeps Egyptian premier to fix economy after turmoil
Reuters - June 11, 2014

Newly inaugurated President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reappointed Egypt's prime minister on Monday, signaling continuity as he sets out to fix the economy and overcome political divisions after a long period of turmoil and bloodshed....[view article]

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U.S. Watches As Iraq Speeds Toward Disaster
Yahoo News - June 11, 2014

Fighters for the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took Mosul today, giving the militant group control of Iraq's second largest city and setting the country on a path toward chaos....[view article]

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Israeli Professor: New Testament is a Jewish Text
- June 10, 2014

A prominent Israeli professor writing in the free Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayom continues the trend of Jews both here and abroad reclaiming Jesus and even the New Testament as their own....[view article]

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Ya’alon: Iran ‘number one threat’ to Israel
Times of Israel - June 10, 2014

Despite the breakdown of negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, Iran remains the number one threat to Israel, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday....[view article]

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Soldier: We Were Told To ‘Keep Quiet’ About Bergdahl Leaving Afghan Base
CBSNews.com - June 5, 2014

A soldier claims that he was told by his chain of command to not say anything about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walking off an Afghan base in 2009....[view article]

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Obama Vetoed Everyone On The Five Terrorists' Release
IBD - June 5, 2014

Eli Lake reports in the Daily Beast that "leaders of the U.S. intelligence community and military were opposed to freeing five senior Taliban commanders in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl" in 2011 and in 2012 when Obama first explored the idea....[view article]

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Israel furious at US support for Palestinian unity government
Israel Hayom - June 5, 2014

U.S., EU announce they will continue to work with and assist new Palestinian unity government • Israeli official: "We are deeply disappointed by the State Department regarding working with the Palestinian unity government."...[view article]

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U.S. Lawmakers Call on Obama to Suspend Aid to PA
Arutz Sheva - June 5, 2014

Obama called to suspend financial aid to the PA in the wake of the formation of the Hamas-Fatah government....[view article]

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As Google dreams of driverless cars, IDF deploys them
Times of Israel - June 5, 2014

Self driving vehicles are not new for the Israeli army, and a new generation of unmanned jeeps is set to debut...[view article]

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Obama's Bergdahl plan blows up in his face
OneNewsNow.com - June 3, 2014

Obama's motive for the urgent swap of deserter Bowe Bergdahl for the Taliban Dream Team is simple: he wanted desperately to get America's attention off the disastrous VA scandal. Boy, did he....[view article]

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Qatar allowing freed Taliban men to move freely in country
Reuters - June 3, 2014

Pathetic! Qatar has moved five Afghan Taliban prisoners freed in exchange for a U.S. soldier to a residential compound and will let them move freely in the country, a senior Gulf official said on Tuesday, a step likely to be scrutinized by Washington....[view article]

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Israel 'deeply disappointed' with US
- June 3, 2014

The Israeli ambassador to the United States late Monday slammed the Obama administration for its willingness to work with the new Palestinian unity government formed earlier that day....[view article]

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Final day of voting in Egypt's presidential election
- May 27, 2014

Voting hours extended to 10pm and government workers given the day off to encourage Egyptians to cast their ballots...[view article]

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David's Sling missile shield unlikely to be ready in 2015
YNet News - May 22, 2014

Government freezes funding to missile defense system's manufacturer Rafael as part of measures taken to reduce the defense budget....[view article]

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Israeli Air force chief lauds 400% firepower increase in 2 years
Times of India - May 22, 2014

Amir Eshel says planes can strike in 24 hours the same number of targets hit throughout 34-day Second Lebanon War in 2006....[view article]

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Setting the Stage for the 'Isaiah 19' Highway
Israel Today - May 22, 2014

We may well be living in the generation to witness Jesus' return, a pastor from Singapore told a conference in Jerusalem where Arab Christians and Jewish followers of Jesus have been embracing one another in love and unity....[view article]

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Israeli defense official: Iran can break out to nuclear weapons 'very quickly'
The Jerusalem Post - May 20, 2014

Head of political-military affairs at Defense Ministry, Amos Gilad, warns of storm clouds "on the horizon," says Israel has not been able to stop build up of Hezbollah's rocket arsenal....[view article]

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New bill would allow Jews to pray at Temple Mount
Times of Israel - May 20, 2014

Likud, Labor lawmakers behind controversial initiative; regulations currently permit only Muslim worship in compound...[view article]

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New bill would allow Jews to pray at Temple Mount Read more: New bill would allow Jews to pray at Temple Mount
Times of Israel - May 19, 2014

Likud, Labor lawmakers behind controversial initiative; regulations currently permit only Muslim worship in compound....[view article]

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A 'nightmare becoming reality'? Iran unveils American drone replica.
Christian Science Monitor - May 13, 2014

Iran has unveiled its own copy of an American stealth drone it captured in late 2011, claiming to have cracked the "secrets" of the bat-wing craft and added weapons capabilities....[view article]

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Sentenced to Six Years in Jail
Reuters - May 13, 2014

Israel's ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in jail on Tuesday for taking bribes in a real estate deal, a crime the judge said was akin to treason....[view article]

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The Israel Navy is quietly enhancing its capabilities for precision, long-range missiles
Jerusalem Post - May 13, 2014

A senior naval source tells Post planned upgrade is part of an overall strategic vision in which the navy plays a growing role in the IDF’s warfare capabilities....[view article]

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Sharp rise in French Jews leaving for Israel
AFP - May 12, 2014

The number of French Jews emigrating to Israel rose nearly four-fold in the first quarter of the year and could touch a record in 2014, a Jewish organisation said Monday....[view article]

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Syrian Rebels Bomb Aleppo Hotel
The Washington Post - May 8, 2014

With a gigantic explosion, Syrian rebels on Thursday leveled a historic hotel being used as an army base in the northern city of Aleppo by detonating bomb-packed tunnels beneath it, activists and militants said....[view article]

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US Congress prepares hearings to reconsider Palestinian aid after formation of unity government
Jerusalem Post - May 7, 2014

Mere days after the Palestinian Authority announced its intention to form a unity government with Hamas, the US Congress is examining the process required to cut off aid to the organization....[view article]

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Large explosion at oil depot in northern Iran
Jerusalem Post - May 7, 2014

A fire broke out in an oil depot in northwestern Iran on Tuesday. There were conflicting reports of casualties, with state news agency IRNA reporting none and the Iranian Fars news agency reporting that there were around fifty people injured, some seriously....[view article]

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Iran's frontline has reached Israeli border, declares senior official
Haaretz.com - May 7, 2014

Senior military aide of Iranian Supreme Leader boasts West's failure in Syria is Iran's victory, according to Iranian and Arab press....[view article]

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Good News! Egypt's Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vows to end Muslim Brotherhood
CBC News - May 7, 2014

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the former military chief who removed Egypt's Islamist president and who is now considered certain to become the next president in elections this month, said the Muslim Brotherhood will never return as an organization, accusing it of using militant groups to destabilize the country....[view article]

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Netanyahu: IDF only thing keeping Jews safe from new massacres
Times of Israel - May 7, 2014

Millions of Israelis stood still in solemn silence Monday morning as sirens wailed throughout the country for two full minutes to mark Memorial Day and to commemorate the 23,169 fallen soldiers and 2,495 terror victims who have fallen throughout the history of the State of Israel and the Zionist movement....[view article]

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Christians 'Crucified Again' for Refusing Islam
ChristianPost.com - May 7, 2014

To the awe of its readership, a recent Daily Mail article reports that the "jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Levant [ISIL]," which is currently entrenched in Raqqa, Syria, "publicly crucified two Syrian rebels in northeastern Syria in revenge for a grenade attack on members of their group."...[view article]

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Iranian admiral says US aircraft carriers would be targeted in war
The Hill - May 6, 2014

Iran will target U.S. aircraft carriers based in the Persian Gulf if a war were to ever erupt between both countries, an Iranian naval chief warned Tuesday....[view article]

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US officials: Even if Israel doesn’t like it, Palestinians will get state Read more: US officials: Even if Israel doesn't like it
Times of Israel - May 5, 2014

Members of Kerry's team slam Netanyahu, empathize with Abbas, warn Palestine will rise ‘whether through violence or via int'l organizations'...[view article]

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What Is MERS? Five Things to Know About the Mystery Virus
NBC News - May 5, 2014

Health officials have reported the first case of the mysterious new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, or MERS, in the United States. It’s in a health care worker who traveled to Indiana from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last month....[view article]

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Al Qaeda-linked jihadists accused of hanging victims on crosses
Fox News - April 30, 2014

Al Qaeda-backed jihadists are hanging the bodies of executed enemies on crosses crucifixion-style in a town in Northern Syria, according to a Syrian opposition group....[view article]

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The Irresponsible John Kerry backpedals on Israel ‘apartheid state’ comment
POLITICO.com - April 29, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry, under fire for warning that Israel risks becoming "an apartheid state" in the absence of a peace deal, released a statement Monday evening pushing back hard....[view article]

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Netanyahu: Those who seek to destroy us will fail - AMEN
Israel Hayom - April 29, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony: Unlike during the Holocaust, now we have great power to defend ourselves • President Shimon Peres: A strong Israel is our answer to the threat of anti-Semitism....[view article]

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Egyptian judge sentences 720 men to death
Guardian - April 28, 2014

Fears for Egypt's democracy deepened on Monday when a judge sentenced 683 men to death in the country's latest mass trial, while another banned a youth movement that helped inspire Egypt's 2011 revolution....[view article]

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Despite US court ruling, ‘Jerusalem’ not likely to be on American passports
Jerusalem Post - April 23, 2014

Decision to rehear case on putting Israel on passports no cause for optimism; weakest aspect of case is that it doesn't really explain how and why a court is equipped to make these kinds of judgments about foreign policy....[view article]

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'God is Here, but I am Getting so Tired;' Syrian Christian Mother Mourns Killing of Children from Bombings
Christian Newswire - April 17, 2014

Hanna is a Christian woman living in Damascus, Syria with her husband. She and her husband have two young daughters. Hanna works in a school. Over the last year Hanna has been pouring out her heart about what daily life is like in war-torn Damascus....[view article]

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Saudi intelligence chief Bandar bin Sultan removed
BBC - April 16, 2014

Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report....[view article]

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Twin car bombs in Syria's Homs kill at least 21 people
Reuters - April 10, 2014

At least 21 people including women and children were killed by twin car bombs in the central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday, a monitoring group and state media said....[view article]

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Lebanon marks 'devastating' milestone with millionth refugee
Reuters - April 3, 2014

The number of Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon officially topped 1 million on Thursday, highlighting the growing humanitarian catastrophe caused by Syria's civil war and the huge burden placed on its poorly prepared neighbors....[view article]

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Middle East peace talks face new challenge after Abbas's defiant move
Reuters - April 2, 2014

A surprise decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to sign more than a dozen international conventions that could give Palestinians greater leverage against Israel left the United States struggling on Wednesday to put peace talks back on track....[view article]

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Why are Iranian loons building giant mock-up of U.S. aircraft carrier?
CNN - March 25, 2014

Amid ongoing high-level diplomatic talks between the United States and Iran, it's a symbol of underlying mistrust....[view article]

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Arab League Summit Opens in Kuwait Amid Tensions
Reuters - March 25, 2014

Warning of "enormous" dangers, Kuwait urged fellow Arab leaders on Tuesday to resolve disputes complicating crises such as Syria's war and unrest in Egypt, but diplomats said tensions bubbled behind the scenes at an annual heads of state summit....[view article]

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Egyptian court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death, lawyer says
Jerusalem Post - March 24, 2014

An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offenses on Monday, in a sharp escalation of a crackdown on the movement that is likely to fuel instability....[view article]

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U.S. Navy SEALs Seize Rogue Libyan Oil Tanker
Reuters - March 17, 2014

U.S. special forces have seized a commercial tanker that fled with a cargo of oil from a Libyan port controlled by anti-government rebels, halting their attempt to sell petroleum on the global market....[view article]

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Iran general: ‘Our hands are on the trigger’ to destroy Israel Read more: Iran general: 'Our hands are on the trigger' to destroy Israel
Times of Israel - March 12, 2014

Revolutionary Guard air force chief quoted as saying his forces are ready to act as soon as they receive the order....[view article]

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As rockets rain down, Liberman calls for IDF to recapture Gaza Read more: As rockets rain down, Liberman calls for IDF to recapture Gaza
Times of Israel - March 12, 2014

Amid heaviest barrage since 2012, Netanyahu warns there'll be ‘a lot of noise in Gaza' if there's no quiet for southern Israel....[view article]

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Egypt’s Young Coptic Christians Energized to Fight for Civil Rights
Religion Today - March 11, 2014

A group of Christian youth activists that came together in the tumultuous aftermath of the Egyptian revolution, is looking to the future and hoping to build on the gains wrought in Tahrir Square by mobilizing young people to better advocate for themselves....[view article]

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Good News: Iran's lies will be exposed when interdicted ship comes to Eilat
Jerusalem Post - March 11, 2014

The world will see the Iranian leaders for the liars that they are when the captured ship Iran sent to the Gaza Strip with Syrian missiles arrives in Eilat in the coming days, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday....[view article]

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Obama is most hostile U.S. president to Israel in modern times
Haaretz.com - March 6, 2014

In interview with Haaretz, the controversial Texas Republican lambasts the president's 'appeasement' of Iran and Vladimir Putin, tears his Israel policies to shreds and even has an unkind word for AIPAC....[view article]

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PA Complains to UN Over Temple Mount
Arutz Sheva - March 6, 2014

PA’s observer in the UN calls on the UN Security Council to prevent Israel’s “illegal activities” at the Temple Mount....[view article]

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Israel hopes missile-ship intercept will expose Iran
Times of Israel - March 6, 2014

The capture of the Karine-A arms ship in 2002 prompted Bush to get tough on Arafat and Tehran; Jerusalem considers the Klos-C a similar smoking gun...[view article]

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Obama Cuts Funds for Missile Defense from Israel
Breitbart - March 6, 2014

In the same week that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intercepted a Gaza-bound shipment of Syrian missiles from Iran, Obama is asking Congress to reduce U.S. funding for Israel's missile defense programs by $200 million, according to the Washington Free Beacon....[view article]

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The Dangerously Changing Demographics of the New Anti-Semitism!
- March 6, 2014

Demographics can tell us a lot about the way a society is evolving. Demographics can change our culture. Demographics can re-shape the political profile of a region or a country. They obviously can turn any economy around. What might be less known but nonetheless as important to understand, is that the world is currently going through a demographic shift that is affecting anti-Semitism....[view article]

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Iran's Guard says it has multiple warhead missiles
AP - Associated Press - March 5, 2014

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard on Wednesday said it had acquired missiles with multiple warheads, the latest armaments advance to be claimed by the Islamic Republic....[view article]

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Hezbollah vows retaliation against Israel for airstrike against site in Lebanon
The Washington Post - February 27, 2014

Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement threatened Wednesday to retaliate against Israel for carrying out an airstrike against one of the group's positions in Lebanon for the first time in eight years, raising the stakes in Syria's steadily expanding war....[view article]

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Arab League to Discuss 'Israeli Attacks' on Al-Aqsa
Arutz Sheva - February 27, 2014

The Arab League will hold an emergency session on Wednesday in the wake of the Knesset discussion on the Temple Mount, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reports....[view article]

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Knesset hosts first-ever parley on Temple Mount sovereignty in plenum
The Jerusalem Post - February 27, 2014

MK Feiglin says without the Mount there is no Israel; Left calls holy site a powder keg that could explode any minute....[view article]

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Senior Navy source: Hezbollah probably has advanced missiles
Jerusalem Post - February 26, 2014

The Israel Navy assumes that Hezbollah has gotten hold of advanced Russian- made Yakhont antiship missiles, a senior navy source said on Tuesday....[view article]

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Jordan’s parliament votes to expel Israeli ambassador
Times of Israel - February 26, 2014

A majority of Jordanian MPs voted on Wednesday to seek the expulsion of Israel’s ambassador to the kingdom after the Jewish state’s parliament debated Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount, which houses the Al-Aqsa mosque....[view article]

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Israeli jets reportedly strike arms shipment en route to Hezbollah
Times of Israel - February 25, 2014

Two ‘house-shaking' bombing raids reported in stronghold in Bekaa Valley, on Syrian-Lebanese border; Al Arabiya: shipment may have contained ballistic missiles...[view article]

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Rabbis to Knesset: Extend sovereignty to Temple Mount
Jerusalem Post - February 25, 2014

A group of rabbis and yeshiva leaders have submitted a petition to the Knesset demanding legislation to extend Jewish sovereignty on the Temple Mount....[view article]

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Israel, Germany disagree over Iran nuclear talks
OneNewsNow.com - February 25, 2014

The Israeli and German leaders are acknowledging they don't see eye to eye over how to deal with Iran's nuclear program....[view article]

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Talks on long-term Iran nuclear deal open in Vienna
BBC - February 18, 2014

Iran has begun formal talks with six world powers in Vienna to try to reach a comprehensive agreement to limit its controversial nuclear programme....[view article]

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Iran: We’re ready for ‘decisive battle’ with Israel, US
Times of Israel - February 12, 2014

In the latest in a series of warnings against the US, Iran’s chief of staff Hassan Firouzabadi warned the Islamic republic’s foes that Iran is prepared for a “decisive battle” if attacked....[view article]

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Iran says warships headed close to US borders
AP - Associated Press - February 10, 2014

Iranian warships dispatched to the Atlantic Ocean will travel close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time, a senior Iranian naval commander said Saturday....[view article]

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Egyptian team finds trove of ancient artifacts
Times of Israel - February 10, 2014

Archaeologists find hieroglyphs with the name of King Psammeticus I dating back to 600 B.C....[view article]

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Number of Arab Christians Joining the IDF On the Rise
Arutz Sheva - February 10, 2014

84 Arab Christians joined the IDF in the last half of 2013 and the numbers are expected to rise....[view article]

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4,600-year-old step pyramid uncovered in Egypt
Fox News - February 4, 2014

Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades....[view article]

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Iran can now build and deliver nukes, US intel reports
Times of Israel - January 31, 2014

Iran now has all the technical infrastructure to produce nuclear weapons should it make the political decision to do, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper wrote in a report to a Senate intelligence committee published Wednesday. However, he added, it could not break out to the bomb without being detected....[view article]

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Mass Prayer Rally At Kotel Against 'Kerry's Decrees'
Arutz Sheva - January 31, 2014

A massive gathering brought thousands together at the Kotel (Western Wall) Thursday night, in prayers beseeching G-d to "cancel the decrees" of US Secretary of State John Kerry, whose peace plans would create an Arab capital in Jerusalem....[view article]

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Professor Says Ancient Inscription Is Evidence of Solomon's Kingdom
The Christian Post - January 30, 2014

A 3,000-year-old inscription discovered in Jerusalem is evidence of King Solomon's reign, a professor of ancient history says....[view article]

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Egyptian Army Kills Senior Member of Al-Qaeda Inspired Group
Arutz Sheva - January 30, 2014

Egyptian military kills eight terrorists in the Sinai, including a senior member of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis....[view article]

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Ancient tablet reveals new details about Noah's Ark prototype
Fox News - January 28, 2014

It was a vast boat that saved two of each animal and a handful of humans from a catastrophic flood....[view article]

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In first, Iranian warships en route to Atlantic
Times of Israel - January 22, 2014

Khark helicopter-carrier warship and Sabalan destroyer said heading west in historic trip, no military objective mentioned....[view article]

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Bombings in Iraq Kill 52 People as Maliki Appeals for Support
- January 15, 2014

A series of bomb attacks on Wednesday targeted areas within the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and a village near the northern town of Baquba killing at least 59 people and injuring dozens more, police and hospital sources said, according to Reuters news agency....[view article]

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World Leaders Bid Farewell to Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
- January 13, 2014

Israel is holding the burial service of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his family ranch in the Negev desert. Earlier, speakers at the state memorial described him as an "indomitable" man devoted to the security of his people....[view article]

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Iraqi Forces Battle Militants in Ramadi and Fallujah
The New York Times - January 6, 2014

Iraqi security forces and their tribal allies made gains in heavy fighting on Sunday in Ramadi, reclaiming parts of the city from Sunni militants aligned with Al Qaeda, security officials and tribal leaders said....[view article]

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American Generals: Israel Should Keep 'West Bank'
Israel Today - December 23, 2013

A historical document dragged back out into the light by Israel National News reveals that, unlike today, in the wake of the 1967 Six Day War, the American government was of the opinion that Israel should retain control of the "West Bank."...[view article]

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Iranian Analyst: Without Deal, We Would've Attacked Israel
Arutz Sheva - December 19, 2013

An Iranian political analyst claimed last week that if a deal between Iran and the West over Iran's nuclear program had not been reached in Geneva, Iran would have annihilated Israel....[view article]

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Who Are History's Top 10 Most Influential People?
Charisma - December 18, 2013

Most people in our culture today enjoy reading Top 10 lists. USA Today regularly publishes them. David Letterman does it nightly. At this time of the year, Barbara Walters always does her 10 Most Fascinating People television special....[view article]

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Gulf Arab leaders urge Iran to prove its goodwill
Reuters - December 11, 2013

Gulf Arab states welcomed Iran's "new direction" under President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday, but said the Islamic Republic should do more to promote stability in a region that has long viewed it with mistrust....[view article]

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Bombings in Mostly Shiite Districts of Baghdad Kill Dozens
The New York Times - December 9, 2013

A series of attacks on Sunday against markets, shopping areas and auto repair shops in largely Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad killed at least 45 people and wounded dozens more, the police and medical officials said....[view article]

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The US and Iran are carving up Syria between them
DEBKA - December 5, 2013

Behind the ballyhoo of the Geneva nuclear accord, Washington and Tehran have begun sharing out areas of influence for post-war Syria in tacit concurrence. They have the same two goals: Blocking al Qaeda’s advance in Syria and keeping Bashar Assad in power....[view article]

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Hezbollah commander killed outside home in Lebanon
OneNewsNow.com - December 4, 2013

Gunmen assassinated a senior Hezbollah commander after he parked his car in his apartment building's garage Wednesday in Lebanon's capital, a major breach of the Shiite militant group's security as it struggles to maintain multiple fronts while it fights alongside President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria....[view article]

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Ministry leader points out Israel’s humanitarian side
OneNewsNow.com - December 4, 2013

A messianic Jewish leader says it is extremely unfortunate that Israeli humanitarian efforts are virtually ignored by the media and the world at large....[view article]

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Stakelbeck Reporting from Israel
Family Security Matters - December 4, 2013

If you've been following our work for the past three years, you know that when the Stakelbeck on Terror team goes international, we bring home the goods. From interviewing Al Qaeda-linked global terrorists and notorious Islamic radicals to exposing the Muslim Brotherhood network in Europe and the explosion (no pun intended) of sharia enclaves in Britain and Germany, when we go global, we go all out....[view article]

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Jewish activists want to pray on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, raising alarm in Muslim world
The Washington Post - December 3, 2013

A small but growing movement by Jewish activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed temple, in the heart of this disputed capital's Old City, is creating a potentially explosive clash with the "Moslem" world, which considers the spot holy and bans Jews from public worship there....[view article]

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Syrian child refugees exceed 1 million
AP - Associated Press - December 3, 2013

Every morning in northeastern Lebanon, hundreds of Syrian children are picked up from refugee settlements, loaded onto trucks and taken to the fields or shops for a day's work that earns $4 or less....[view article]

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Rejects Draft Constitution
BBC - December 2, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood has rejected Egypt's new draft constitution....[view article]

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Egyptian Police Violently Disperse Peaceful Protests in Cairo
BBC - November 27, 2013

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the arrest of two prominent activists for inciting a protest in Cairo on Tuesday. Ahmed Maher, head of the 6 April youth movement, and Alaa Abdul Fattah, took part in the demonstration outside the upper house of parliament....[view article]

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New Israeli 24-hour news feed
- November 27, 2013

It is a 24hour news feed (from the Israeli perspective) and is intended to rival CNN, Al-Jazeera, BBC, etc. and it covers world news but also has a specific Israel news section....[view article]

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Iran Announces Development of Ballistic Missile Technology
Washington Free Beacon - November 27, 2013

A top Iranian military leader announced late Tuesday that Iran has developed "indigenous" ballistic missile technology, which could eventually allow it to fire a nuclear payload over great distances....[view article]

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The Saudis and Israelis Know Best
Real Clear Politics - November 26, 2013

Early Sunday morning in Geneva, Switzerland, the United States, the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, and Germany (the P5+1) signed a temporary agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran that requires Tehran for the next six months to cease expanding its nuclear program but does not require it to cease enriching uranium to low levels or to dismantle existing enrichment capabilities. In exchange, the P5 +1 will release billions of dollars of frozen Iranian assets....[view article]

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FSA Will Not Halt Fighting for Syrian Peace Conference
Reuters - November 26, 2013

The commander of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) said on Tuesday his group would shun a planned peace conference in Switzerland in January and would pursue its fight to topple President Bashar al-Assad regardless....[view article]

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Saudi Arabia warns it will strike out on its own
Telegraph - November 25, 2013

Saudi Arabia claims they were kept in the dark by Western allies over Iran nuclear deal and says it will strike out on its own....[view article]

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Egypt Suicide Blast Kills 11
Wall Street Journal - November 21, 2013

A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into one of two buses carrying off-duty soldiers in Egypt's turbulent region of northern Sinai on Wednesday, killing 11 and wounding 37, security and military officials said....[view article]

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Refugees flood into Lebanon as Syria may be descending into civil war
- November 19, 2013

Rivalry between rebels and Islamists has replaced the uprising's lofty ideals, leaving veteran commanders despairing...[view article]

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If U.S. fails on Iran, Israel will 'stand on their own'
- November 18, 2013

A grassroots public policy organization is urging the U.S. Senate to authorize stronger sanctions against the Iranian regime....[view article]

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Zionists of America Arise
Algemeiner - November 18, 2013

When Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu publicly called out President Obama in a terse and direct statement last Friday, he did so only out of a deep sense of desperation and betrayal....[view article]

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Two old foes unite against Tehran
Sunday Times - November 17, 2013

Convinced that Iran is tricking the world over nuclear weapons, Israel and Saudi Arabia may work together to curb its ambitions...[view article]

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Fuming Arab MKs storm out of debate on Temple Mount
- November 5, 2013

Jewish and Arab MKs hurl accusations; Zahalke: ‘No such thing as Temple Mount'; Tibi calls Regev a ‘contemptible settler.'...[view article]

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In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises
Times of Israel - November 5, 2013

In the midst of a conflict rife with sectarianism, a giant bronze statue of Jesus has gone up on a Syrian mountain, apparently under cover of a truce among three factions in the country's civil war....[view article]

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iplomats meet over peace talks delay
BBC - November 5, 2013

Talks are being held in Geneva between UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and US and Russian diplomats to try to pave the way for a Syria peace summit....[view article]

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Iranians Jailed for House Church Attendance
Religion Today - November 5, 2013

Four Iranian Christians jailed for attending a "house church" have lost their judicial appeals. Mojtaba Seyyed Alaedin Hossein, Mohammad-Reza Partoei, Vahid Hakkani and Homayoun Shokouhi were each sentenced in June to three years and eight months in prison....[view article]

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In court, defiant Mursi says he still Egypt's president
Reuters - November 4, 2013

Ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Mursi struck a defiant tone on the first day of his trial on Monday, chanting 'Down with military rule', and calling himself the country's only 'legitimate' president....[view article]

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'Aftermath' Dares to Unearth Terrible Secrets of Poland's Lost Jews
The Hollywood Reporter - October 30, 2013

On July 10, 1941, half the residents of Jedwabne, a Polish village 85 miles northeast of Warsaw, murdered the other half. The mob, led by the mayor, were Catholics; their 1,600 victims were Jewish, slaughtered over several nightmarish hours with bats, knives, rifles and other improvised weapons. Those who survived the massacre were then rounded up in a barn donated by a local farmer, which was then set ablaze. A plaque erected at the...[view article]

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Israel frees new batch of 26 Palestinian inmates
BBC - October 30, 2013

Israel has released the second of four batches of 26 Palestinian prisoners, as part of a deal for the resumption of peace talks....[view article]

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Google Reportedly Building More Floating Structures Outside Bay Area
CBSNews.com - October 29, 2013

After KPIX 5 reported on Google's mysterious project on a barge off Treasure Island, reports have surfaced of the tech giant building similar floating structures outside of the Bay Area....[view article]

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A Question of Competence
The Washington Post - October 29, 2013

Where is Casey Stengel when we need him? In 1962 as the manager of the brand new and determinedly hapless New York Mets -- 40 wins, 120 losses -- he looked up and down his bench one dismal day and wondered, "Can't anybody here play this game?" That phrase kept coming at me recently as I watched the impressively inept performance of the Obama administration in both foreign and domestic policy. On a given day, this administration makes the '62...[view article]

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‘Iran two weeks away from weapons-grade uranium’
Times of Israel - October 29, 2013

Tehran already reached point of no return, and is installing new centrifuges all the time, yet there is room for optimism about current talks, ex-IAEA deputy chief says...[view article]

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Israel clashes with US as it calls for destruction of Iran's nuclear industry
Telegraph - October 24, 2013

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, questions Washington's friendlier stance towards Tehran...[view article]

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Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with US over response to conflict in Syria
- October 23, 2013

'The shift away from the U.S. is a major one,' the source close to Saudi policy said. 'Saudi doesn't want to find itself any longer in a situation where it is dependent.' ...[view article]

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Syrian opposition resists calls to commit to peace talks
- October 22, 2013

Syria's opposition in exile resisted calls from Western and Arab countries on Tuesday to commit to attending peace talks, saying they would not take part if there was any chance President Bashar al-Assad could cling to power....[view article]

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Egyptian soldiers killed in Ismailiya and Sinai attacks
BBC - October 7, 2013

Officials said a car bomb killed three police officers in southern Sinai, hours after masked gunmen shot dead six soldiers in a patrol car outside the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya....[view article]

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Iran’s cyber chief killed in ‘internal dispute,’ Israel speculates
Times of Israel - October 3, 2013

Iran denies that Mojtaba Ahmadi, reportedly gunned down outside Tehran by two men on a motorbike, was assassinated; says he died in a ‘horrific incident'...[view article]

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert The Voice of the Martyrs Canada
- October 3, 2013

  IRAQ: Trusting God Amidst Escalating Violence Source: VOMC Contact The following is an urgent update received recently from Canon Andrew White: "I returned to Baghdad following a trip to the U.S. and Canada. Whilst the trip was very good...when I arrived, I found things the most desperate they have ever been. The violence and murders have ascended to such levels that scores of people are being killed each day.... Things are so awful, the Lord is our only...[view article]

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Israel PM calls Iran leader 'wolf in sheep's clothing'
BBC - October 2, 2013

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu called Rouhani a "wolf in sheep's clothing" saying his recent "charm offensive" with Western leaders is a "ruse and a ploy" to "fool the world" while Iran continues toward nuclear armament....[view article]

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Syria conflict: Chemical arms experts cross border
BBC - October 1, 2013

A team of international disarmament experts has arrived in Syria to begin work on dismantling the country's stockpile of chemical weapons....[view article]

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Inspectors to head to Syria to begin disabling poison gas equipment
LA Times - October 1, 2013

The advance team will remove parts, pour concrete into machinery and purposely seize up engines to decrease the threat of more attacks....[view article]

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Revolutionary Guards chief decries Rouhani’s talk with Obama
- October 1, 2013

Mohammad Ali Jafari says Iranian president adopted ‘mighty' stances at UN, but should wait for new US policy before dialogue...[view article]

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Bolton: Iranian President Playing Obama to Buy Time to Build Bomb
- October 1, 2013

Iran's new president, Hasan Rouhani, is telling President Barack Obama what he wants to hear while buying time to build a nuclear bomb, says John Bolton, former U.N. ambassador and current senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute....[view article]

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Netanyahu to Rebut Iran ‘Sweet-Talk’ in Speech to UN
Bloomberg - September 30, 2013

Israel's prime minister and his allies expressed concern that President Barack Obama's phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may signal that efforts to halt Iran's nuclear program will stall....[view article]

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Pakistan earthquake latest: Death toll reaches 327; New island created
- September 25, 2013

At least 373 injured; Island up to 100 feet high and 200 feet wide...[view article]

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Senators warn Obama of Iran trap
The Hill - September 24, 2013

Senators from both parties on Monday warned President Obama he might be walking into a trap by pursuing diplomatic relations with Iran....[view article]

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Why it matters that Jews are standing on the Temple Mount
Christian Science Monitor - September 24, 2013

Jews are increasingly staking a claim to the Muslim-controlled Temple Mount, testing the Israeli government's resolve to avoid conflict by protecting Muslim sovereignty over the site....[view article]

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U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with ‘Top Gun’-worthy stunt
Washington Times - September 19, 2013

"He [the Raptor pilot] flew under their aircraft [the F-4s] to check out their weapons load without them knowing that he was there, and then pulled up on their left wing and then called them and said ‘you really ought to go home,'" Gen. Welsh said....[view article]

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Syria applies to join global poison gas ban as Kerry, Lavrov meet
Reuters - September 12, 2013

Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed a Russian plan under which Damascus would give up its arsenal of poison gas....[view article]

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Assyrian American National Coalition Opposes Military Strike Against Syria
- September 11, 2013

The Assyrian American National Coalition (AANC) has launched a petition against an American military strike in Syria. Citing the disastrous consequences for the Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) of Iraq since 2003, who have been subjected to a low-grade genocide and whose population has dropped from 1.4 million to 400,000, AANC calls on the U.S. Government to consider the effects of regime change on Assyrians and other Christians in Syria, given that the rebels are mostly Jihadists and...[view article]

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Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean
RT.com - September 11, 2013

Russia's Moskva missile cruiser, dubbed a "carrier-killer" by NATO, has passed through the Straits of Gibraltar and is now heading toward the eastern Mediterranean to assume command of the Russian naval force there....[view article]

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The 12-Year War: 73% of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan on Obama's Watch
CNS News - September 11, 2013

Twelve years ago today, nineteen al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four U.S. commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania....[view article]

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Russia 'to renew offer to supply S-300s to Iran'
France24.com - September 11, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin will offer to supply Iran S-300 air defence missile systems as well as build a second reactor at the Bushehr nuclear plant, the Kommersant business daily reported Wednesday....[view article]

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Egypt: 11 Morsi supporters receive life in prison
AP - Associated Press - September 3, 2013

An Egyptian military official says a military tribunal sentenced 11 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to life imprisonment and 45 others to five years in prison over charges of assaulting army troops during riots last month in a Suez Canal city....[view article]

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NSA Spied On Al Jazeera Communications
Spiegel Online - September 3, 2013

Arab news broadcaster Al Jazeera was spied on by the National Security Agency, according to documents seen by SPIEGEL. The US intelligence agency hacked into protected communication, a feat that was considered a particular success....[view article]

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Barack Obama’s Staggering Incompetence
Commentary Magazine - September 3, 2013

Senior administration officials describing Obama's about-face Saturday offered a portrait of a president who began to wrestle with his own decision - at first internally, then confiding his views to his chief of staff, and finally summoning his aides for an evening session in the Oval Office to say he'd had a change of heart....[view article]

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First Syria rebels armed and trained by CIA 'on way to battlefield'
Telegraph - September 3, 2013

The first cell of Syrian rebels trained and armed by the CIA is making its way to the battlefield, President Barack Obama has reportedly told senators....[view article]

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Obama hits pause on U.S. action in face of crippling cyber strikes from Syria, Iran
Washington Times - August 29, 2013

Syria and its ally Iran have been building cyberattack capabilities for years and soon might have a chance to use their skills in a hot war for the first time....[view article]

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Collapse reported on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount
Washington Times - August 29, 2013

Turkish media reported earlier this week that a portion of the Temple Mount platform near the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City has collapsed, "creating a serious safety hazard and a possible threat to the stability of the Islamic structure," Israel Today reported Tuesday....[view article]

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North Korea Tried to Export Gas Masks, Weapons to Syria
Breitbart - August 27, 2013

North Korea tried to export gas masks to Syria but they were seized in Turkey along with arms and ammunition, a Japanese daily said Tuesday, as the US threatened action over an alleged chemical weapons attack....[view article]

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Iranian Official: Israel to Be ‘First Victim’ of U.S. Attack on Syria
Washington Free Beacon - August 27, 2013

A senior Iranian lawmaker said Israel would be the first casualty of any U.S.-led strike on Syria, according to regional media reports....[view article]

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UN experts press Syria chemical attacks probe
France24.com - August 27, 2013

UN arms experts are to begin Tuesday a second day investigating alleged chemical weapons strikes in Damascus, after the US warned Syria's regime it will face action over the attacks....[view article]

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Russia backs UN probe of Syria attack
- August 23, 2013

Russia has said it told Syria to cooperate with UN experts investigating reports of a deadly chemical weapons attack that is believed to have killed hundreds, and called on rebels to allow access to the area....[view article]

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Images of Death in Syria, but No Proof of Chemical Attack
- August 22, 2013

Scores of men, women and children were killed outside Damascus on Wednesday in an attack marked by the telltale signs of chemical weapons: row after row of corpses without visible injury; hospitals flooded with victims, gasping for breath, trembling and staring ahead languidly; images of a gray cloud bursting over a neighborhood....[view article]

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Syrian forces bomb area of alleged chemical attack
My Way News - August 22, 2013

President Bashar Assad's forces pressed on with a military offensive in eastern Damascus on Thursday, bombing rebel-held suburbs where the opposition said a chemical weapons attack the day before killed over 100 people....[view article]

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Rockets Fired on Northern Israel
Arutz Sheva - August 22, 2013

At least four rockets were fired from Lebanon Thursday afternoon, with at least one confirmed as having struck in the area of Nahariya....[view article]

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At least 3 Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon at western Galilee
The Jerusalem Post - August 22, 2013

Several rockets fired at Israel from southern Lebanon, one intercepted by Iron Dome, others fall outside Israeli territory; IDF spokesman says rockets a "one-time incident;" no immediate claim of responsibility....[view article]

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How Russia Neutered Obama's Chemical Weapons Response
Foreign Policy - August 22, 2013

An effort by the Obama administration to reinforce the powers of U.N. chemical weapons inspectors in Syria Wednesday evening foundered in the face of Russian and Chinese opposition in the U.N. Security Council, according to council diplomats....[view article]

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Mubarak set to be released from prison
- August 22, 2013

Interim PM's office says ex-president to be put under house arrest, after court order to release him in corruption case....[view article]

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Egypt’s Coptic Christians face unprecedented reprisals from the Muslim Brotherhood
Washington Times - August 21, 2013

Islamist mobs have torched schools and businesses owned by Christians, looted churches and even paraded captive nuns through the streets of a city south of Cairo in a display of rage unseen in Egypt's recent history....[view article]

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Syria gas 'kills hundreds', Security Council to meet
Reuters - August 21, 2013

Syria's opposition accused government forces of gassing hundreds of people near Damascus on Wednesday after rockets released deadly fumes over rebel-held suburbs, killing men, women and children as they slept....[view article]

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Syrian Rebels: '1,300 Killed In Gas Attack'
SKY News - August 21, 2013

The UN Security Council is meeting later to discuss the alleged attack, while weapons inspectors hold talks with the Assad regime....[view article]

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Death Toll in Egypt Clashes Climbs to 525
The New York Times - August 15, 2013

The death toll surpassed 500 on Thursday from Egypt's bloodiest crackdown on supporters of its deposed Islamist president, as violent new protests erupted in the country and world condemnation widened, including an angry response by President Obama and calls for a suspension of European economic aid....[view article]

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‘Peaceful’ Brotherhood Protesters Torching Coptic Christian Churches
National Review Online - August 15, 2013

In the familiar pattern, the Western media are focused on the military raids against Islamic supremacists in Egypt but ignoring the latter's use of violence and of women and children as human shields. After all, the "protesters" say they are "peaceful."...[view article]

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Obama golfs, Kerry lectures, Egyptians die in droves
The Washington Post - August 15, 2013

Put it this way: President Obama's Egypt policy is about as effective as his Syria policy. And for the first time Wednesday, with the number of dead and injured mounting, one could almost envision Egypt's descent into out-and-out civil war....[view article]

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Roger Waters flies a pig balloon with a Star of David in Belgium concert
YNet News - August 12, 2013

On Saturday night, Israelis were among those who attended a British musician and former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters' concert in Belgium. Even as Waters is a known activist pushing for the boycott of Israel, Israelis were still amazed to see that the show included a blatantly anti-Semitic display....[view article]

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AQAP chief vows to free jailed Al-Qaeda members
France24.com - August 12, 2013

The leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, vowed Monday that imprisoned members of the terror network would be freed....[view article]

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Assad shown unharmed after Syria rebels report attack
Reuters - August 8, 2013

Syrian rebels said on Thursday they targeted President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade heading to a Damascus mosque to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, but state television showed him unharmed and the government denied he had been attacked....[view article]

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Over 100 million are praying. . .are YOU?
- August 1, 2013

We are weeks away from a powerful moment when on Sunday, October 6th, hundreds of millions of Christians in literally every corner of this planet will unite for the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem (DPPJ), a day specifically set aside annually for the Church to gather and pray for Jerusalem. This prayer call has come from more than 1,200 global leaders (click here to view a partial list of leaders). Share this ...[view article]

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Iraq death toll 'tops 1,000' in July, highest in years
BBC - August 1, 2013

Casualty figures released by the UN mission in Baghdad suggest 1,057 Iraqis were killed in July, making it the most violent month in years....[view article]

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Israel’s eastern front, the coming storm
The Jerusalem Post - July 31, 2013

Israel has enjoyed calm borders with Jordan for over four decades. While Israel's military superiority and alert borders guards are the main reasons for that, still, the Hashemite regime in Amman has managed to keep anti-Israel forces at bay, an advantage for which Israel has given much in return to Jordan's king and his late father....[view article]

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New TV channel tells Israel's side of the story
OneNewsNow.com - July 31, 2013

State-of-the-art TV studios above an ancient Mideast port signal Israel's arrival in a modern media landscape in which countries increasingly seek to broadcast their own perspective to the world....[view article]

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Remarks on the Middle East Peace Process Talks
U.S. State Department - July 31, 2013

I'm delighted to stand here - I think it's still morning - it is still - with Minister Tzipi Livni and Dr. Saeb Erekat, both of whom I've had the privilege of knowing for some period of time and enjoyed working with for all of it....[view article]

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Iran and Syria sign $3.6bn oil deal
- July 31, 2013

Tehran agrees to supply Damascus with oil in exchange for the right to invest in country devastated by conflict....[view article]

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Ousted Egypt leader Morsi in good health, says EU's Ashton
BBC - July 30, 2013

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi is "well", but that she does not know where he is being held....[view article]

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Iranian Christians Continue to Face Arrest, Imprisonment
Religion Today - July 29, 2013

The steady flow of Iranian Christians facing arrest and imprisonment on spurious charges continues....[view article]

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Egypt’s Three Revolutions
The New York Times - July 25, 2013

If you’re looking for any silver lining in what is happening in Egypt today, I suggest you go up 30,000 feet and look down. From that distance, the events in Egypt over the past two-and-a-half years almost make sense.  Egypt has actually had three revolutions since early 2011, and when you add them all up, you can discern a message about what a majority of Egyptians are seeking....[view article]

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VIDEO: Washington Bites ~ E.U. Discrimination Against Israel and U.S. Congressional Appropriations
CIPAC - July 25, 2013

Richard Hellman speaks on the topic "E.U. Discrimination of Israel and U.S. Congressional Appropriations."...[view article]

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15 Photos From the Tahrir Square Protests You’ll Never See In U.S. Media.
- July 3, 2013

Curiously, a massive wave of anti-Obama sentiment in Egypt has been utterly ignored by vintage media, even though the protests may be the largest in all of human history....[view article]

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Washington Bites ~ Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
CIPAC - July 2, 2013

Richard Hellman addresses the importance of "Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem."...[view article]

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Intercessors for Israel
- July 1, 2013

Friday Prayer Points 1. With all of the threats targeting Israel, both near and far, we began by reading Psalm 124 and blessing God for His eternal Word.o Except that it was YHWH who was for us, O may Israel say; except that it was YHWH who was for us when men rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us; then the waters would have flowed over us, the stream would...[view article]

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Franklin Graham urges Obama to stay out of Syrian conflict
Christian Today - June 24, 2013

"Giving guns to the opposition will prolong the war; and unfortunately, the opposition is no better than the present government - in some ways it may even be worse," Graham wrote in the letter dated June 14. "Mr. President, I would strongly urge you to keep America out of the Syrian conflict. In my opinion, the best thing that we can do is to help bring both sides to the negotiating table."...[view article]

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'The battlefields are merging': Surge in violence raises fears of new war in Iraq and beyond
NBC News - June 24, 2013

A major uptick in sectarian violence which has killed about 2,000 people since April 1 has sparked fears that Iraq is heading for a full-scale civil war that could draw in powerful regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia....[view article]

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Syrian rebels to get Russian anti-aircraft missiles
Israel Hayom - June 24, 2013

Ministers from the 11 countries in the Friends of Syria group agreed on Saturday "to urgently provide all the necessary material and equipment to the [Syrian] opposition on the ground, each country in its own way, in order to enable them to counter brutal attacks by the regime and its allies."...[view article]

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Syrian civil war 'dress rehearsal' for world war?
Israel Today - June 19, 2013

A leading Israeli expert on the Middle East suggested last week that with all the foreign involvement in the ongoing Syrian civil war, that conflict could be the harbinger of a much wider conflagration....[view article]

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Syria: Conditions for Christians in Aleppo Continue to Deteriorate
Religion Today - June 19, 2013

After the opposition fighters in Syria in the beginning of June lost their stronghold in the city of Al Qusayr, many in Aleppo fear that this biggest city of Syria will be the next battlefield, World Watch Monitor reports. "Aleppo is under siege by gangs and fanatic rebels," an Open Doors USA contact says....[view article]

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US war games in Jordan send warning message to Assad
Worthy News - June 19, 2013

‘It is clear that the ground is being set for military intervention in Syria,’ says retired Jordanian colonel about biggest-ever regional joint drill...[view article]

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Israel will be first country to receive F-35 stealth jet fighter
Israel Hayom - June 19, 2013

State-of-the-art fighter aircraft, the first of which are scheduled to be delivered to Israel at the end of 2016, are also expected to be fitted with an Israeli "twist" • Israeli defense companies Elbit and Rafael make strong showing at Paris Air Show....[view article]

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UN says nearly 93,000 killed in Syrian conflict
My Way News - June 13, 2013

The United Nations' human rights office said Thursday that almost 93,000 people have been confirmed killed in the Syrian conflict, but the real number is likely to be far higher....[view article]

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Bill Clinton splits with President Obama on Syria
POLITICO.com - June 13, 2013

Bill Clinton told Sen. John McCain he agrees that President Barack Obama should act more forcefully to support anti-Assad rebels in Syria, saying the American public elects presidents and members of Congress "to see down the road" and "to win."...[view article]

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Hillary Clinton's Favorability Tumbles
Breitbart - June 10, 2013

New Gallup poll, Hillary Clinton's favorability rating has tumbled 6 points, to 58%. Meanwhile, her unfavorable rating has jumped 8 points to 39%....[view article]

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US to deploy Patriots, F-16s to Jordan
- June 5, 2013

The U.S. will send anti-missile batteries and fighter jets to Jordan at the kingdom's request to boost defense capabilities in the face of an attack from neighboring Syria, Jordanian officials said Wednesday....[view article]

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Chemical weapons have likely been used in Syria, UN says
- June 4, 2013

A UN report on Syria said Tuesday there are "reasonable grounds" to believe that limited quantities of toxic chemicals have been used as weapons in at least four attacks in Syria's civil war, but said more evidence is needed to determine the precise chemical agents used or who used them.--CBC News...[view article]

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U.S. publishes details of missile base Israel wanted kept secret
McClatchy - June 4, 2013

Israel's military fumed Monday over the discovery that the U.S. government had revealed details of a top-secret Israeli military installation in published bid requests....[view article]

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Qaeda chief warns attacks on US in 'everyone's reach'
France24.com - June 3, 2013

Al-Qaeda's military chief in Yemen warned Americans in an audio message posted online Sunday that the Boston bombings revealed a fragile security as he urged Muslim [cult members] to defend their [false] religion....[view article]

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Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from new virus
AP - Associated Press - May 30, 2013

Saudi Arabia has reported that three more people have died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the total number of deaths globally to 30....[view article]

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Anti-West Hard-Liner Gains in Iranian Race
The New York Times - May 29, 2013

At his first presidential campaign rally, Saeed Jalili on Friday welcomed the cheers of thousands of young men as he hauled himself onto the stage. His movements were hampered by a prosthetic leg, a badge of honor from his days as a young Revolutionary Guards member in Iran's great trench war with Iraq....[view article]

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Russia to give Syria anti-aircraft missiles
Guardian - May 28, 2013

As there are no UN sanctions against Libya, Russia can legally sell these missiles to the Syrian government. Sanctions on Syria have either been bilateral or EU sanctions, and therefore do not bind Russia....[view article]

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Iran begins 'massive' deployment of long-range missile launchers
RT.com - May 28, 2013

As the Islamic Republic of Iran prepares for presidential elections next month it is fielding a "massive" number of new long-range missile launchers, Iranian media reported on Sunday....[view article]

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Massive submerged structure stumps Israeli archaeologists
- May 23, 2013

e massive circular structure appears to be an archaeologists dream: a recently discovered antiquity that could reveal secrets of ancient life in the Middle East and is just waiting to be excavated....[view article]

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Report: Assad preparing missile strike against Tel Aviv in case attacked again
Haaretz.com - May 20, 2013

The Syrian army is deploying advanced surface-to-surface missiles aiming at Israel in the aftermath of the alleged Israeli strikes, The Sunday Times reports....[view article]

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Rising Syrian death toll, refugee wave
Reuters - May 20, 2013

The United Nations said on May 15 the death toll in Syria from the two-year-old civil war is at least 80,000, an increase of about 10,000 from February 2013....[view article]

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U.S. preserves diplomatic, military options on Syria
Reuters - May 20, 2013

Obama said on Thursday he reserved the right to resort to both diplomatic and military options to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but insisted that U.S. action alone would not be enough to resolve the Syrian crisis....[view article]

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Expect more Benghazi 'whistle blowers'
Reuters - May 13, 2013

A top Republican on Sunday said he expected more witnesses to step forward with information about last year's deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi and how President Barack Obama's administration responded to the unfolding events....[view article]

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Israel tries to tamp down Syrian anger
Christian Science Monitor - May 7, 2013

A day after it launched an airstrike outside of Damascus, killing scores of Syrian soldiers, Israel sought to play down the attack as a strike against regime-ally Hezbollah, not President Bashar al-Assad....[view article]

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Israeli strike on Syria targeted weapons shipment
Xfinity - May 6, 2013

Israel rushed to beef up its rocket defenses on its northern border Sunday to shield against possible retaliation after carrying out two airstrikes in Syria over 48 hours — an unprecedented escalation of Israeli involvement in the Syrian civil war....[view article]

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International Prayer Alert from IPC
International Prayer Connect - April 25, 2013

  International Prayer Alert   April 24, 2013 Dear Praying Friends,   Here are some issues about which we would like to alert you, asking that you ...[view article]

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Lack of fuel in Egypt threatens harvest
- April 18, 2013

Abdel Tawab Haron, in his late 40s, is late harvesting the wheat at his farm in Fayoum Governorate, 90km southwest of Cairo....[view article]

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Hostilities flare along Israeli-Gaza border
Reuters - April 3, 2013

Hostilities flare along Israeli-Gaza border...[view article]

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Iran's nuclear program entails huge costs, few benefits
Reuters - April 3, 2013

Iran's nuclear program entails huge costs, few benefits...[view article]

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Obama quotes Alinsky in speech to young Israelis
WorldNetDaily - March 21, 2013

In his address in Jerusalem today, Obama channeled Saul Alinsky, citing the radical community organizer's defining mantra as he urged young Israelis to "create change" to nudge their leadership to act....[view article]

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Obama’s Middle East Map Erases Israeli Territory
Washington Free Beacon - March 20, 2013

The map of the Middle East displayed in an Obama administration video released days before President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel shows the Jewish state dispossessed of substantial parts of its current territory, including its capital....[view article]

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Obama and Netanyahu about to hold press conference
Times of Israel - March 20, 2013

Obama, on his first visit as president, is meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Earlier, he had warm words for Israel at an all-smiles airport welcoming ceremony, and planted a tree with President Peres - a tree which is reportedly being dug for a check by the Agriculture Ministry. Follow every moment of the visit here....[view article]

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Kerry expected to revive 2002 Saudi peace initiative
Times of Israel - March 20, 2013

Obama seeks to contain, not solve issues; but secretary of state may try to resurrect Israeli-Palestinian talks....[view article]

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Syria rebels, regime blame each other for first alleged chemical weapons attack
CBSNews.com - March 19, 2013

The Syrian government accused rebels of firing a chemical weapon for the first time on Tuesday in the north of the country, killing at least 25 people in the war-torn Aleppo province. Rebels quickly denied the report and accused regime forces of firing a chemical weapon on a long-range missile....[view article]

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PA to Obama: Coordinate visit to ‘occupied’ Jerusalem with us
Times of Israel - March 13, 2013

Days after the Hamas government in Gaza warned US President Barack Obama against visiting the Temple Mount during his visit to Israel starting March 20, the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank demanded on Tuesday that Obama coordinate his Jerusalem tour with the PA, since the city, it claimed, is “occupied territory.”...[view article]

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Rebels in Syria Release U.N. Peacekeepers to Jordan, Easing Crisis in Border Zone
The New York Times - March 11, 2013

Syrian rebels released 21 detained UN peacekeepers to Jordanian forces on Saturday, ending a three-day standoff that raised new tensions in the region and new questions about the fighters just as the United States and other nations were grappling over whether to allow more arms to flow to the rebel movement....[view article]

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Cult Nation: Iran puts five Christians on trial for their faith
Fox News - March 11, 2013

Five Iranian Christian converts who were detained late last year will reportedly begin trial in Iran’s Revolutionary Court this week, according to a human rights group following the case....[view article]

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Forbes to Address Annual CPAC Conference on Religious Liberty
- March 7, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), will be addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 15th, 2013 at 1:15pm. The annual conference, which is organized by the American Conservative Union, is expected to host close to 10,000 participants this year. Congressman Forbes will be joining a distinguished panel that will discuss the...[view article]

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Expert: Hizbullah has Chemical Weapons, is Afraid to Use Them
Arutz Sheva - March 7, 2013

Syria's chemical weapons could become a world problem, INSS expert warns. Rebels, not Hizbullah, the biggest threat....[view article]

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Kissinger says Iran nuclear crisis close
BBC - March 5, 2013

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has warned that a crisis involving a nuclear Iran is in the "foreseeable future"....[view article]

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Locusts Swarm Egypt, Put Israel On High Alert Ahead Of Passover
Huffington Post - March 4, 2013

Israel is on a locust alert as swarms of the destructive bugs descend on neighboring Egypt ahead of the Passover holiday....[view article]

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Iran's 'Plan B' for a nuclear bomb
- February 27, 2013

Iran is developing a second path to a nuclear weapons capability by operating a plant that could produce plutonium, satellite images show for the first time....[view article]

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Mortar shell from Syria lands in Golan
AP - Associated Press - February 27, 2013

A mortar shell fired from Syria exploded in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Wednesday, falling in an open area and causing no casualties, the Israeli military said....[view article]

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Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon
WIRED.com - February 26, 2013

As Iran met in Kazakhstan this week with members of the UN Security Council to discuss its nuclear program, researchers announced that a new variant of the sophisticated cyberweapon known as Stuxnet had been found, which predates other known versions of the malicious code that were reportedly unleashed by the U.S. and Israel several years ago in an attempt to sabotage Iran's nuclear program....[view article]

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Found! Iran's secret ballistic missile base
WorldNetDaily - February 21, 2013

WND has learned of the existence of a secret ballistic missile base in Iran’s Semnan Province to which the Islamic regime has moved missiles armed with microbial warheads....[view article]

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Purim, Obama and the Jews
Israel Today - February 20, 2013

Once again, another inexplicable, perhaps even divine spin of events, will bring President Obama to Israel around Purim. Some see this is an opportunity for Obama to press for a renewed peace initiative on the newly elected Knesset. Others, a politicized Obama trying to get himself into the spotlight for some lame foreign policy legacy....[view article]

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IDF sets up war room to battle hackers
YNet News - February 13, 2013

Amid 'significant rise' in cyber attacks on army systems, Computer Services Directorate sets up special war room to detect hacking attempts, launch counter attack...[view article]

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Iran tells IAEA it plans to add machines to enrich uranium
The Washington Post - February 11, 2013

Iran has told U.N. nuclear officials that it plans to add potentially hundreds of next-generation centrifuge machines to its main uranium-enrichment plant, a move that could dramatically boost its ability to produce the fuel used in nuclear power plants and - potentially - in nuclear bombs....[view article]

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Ahmadinejad: Iran already a nuclear state, but has no intention of launching attack on Israel
Haaretz.com - February 6, 2013

In interview with Al-Ahram on eve of Islamic Summit Conference in Cairo, Iranian president also says his country opposes outside intervention in Syria....[view article]

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No F-16s For Bloodthirsty Anti-Semites
IBD - February 6, 2013

With the discovery of a video of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi condemning Jews and Israel, Obama should immediately halt shipment of F-16s and tanks to the new regime....[view article]

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- February 1, 2013

In wake of reported IAF attack on a military research center in Syria, Syrian ambassador to Lebanon says Damascus has option to respond as Iran threatens "serious consequences" for Tel Aviv; Hezbollah, Russia condemn strike....[view article]

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‘This Hagel hearing is a disaster’
- January 31, 2013

Distraught by his poor performance in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, liberals viciously turned on secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel on social media....[view article]

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'Israel hit target on Syria-Lebanon border'
YNet News - January 30, 2013

Foreign media claim IAF fighter jets conducted three separate aerial incursions into Lebanon's airspace overnight. US website says target was weapons convoy; IDF remains mum....[view article]

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Number of Israelis updating gas masks nearly triples
YNet News - January 30, 2013

Israel Post says Israeli public not oblivious to military's concerns over Assad's chemical weapons...[view article]

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Investigators find State Department drew down Libya security as threats rose
Guardian - January 23, 2013

Congressional investigators have pieced together a series of decisions that led State Department officials to inexplicably draw down security in Libya last year even as threats and attacks against Western diplomats were rising in the violent, chaotic city of Benghazi where America’s ambassador was killed last Sept. 11....[view article]

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2013 elections: Highest voter turnout since 1999
YNet News - January 23, 2013

Polling stations across country struggle to keep up with flow of voters. Central Elections Committee says 63.7% of Israelis voted as of 8 pm...[view article]

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Reports wrong, pastor still in prison
OneNewsNow.com - January 23, 2013

According to an attorney, the media reports that an Iranian-American Christian imprisoned in Iran will be freed on bond and allowed to return to America aren't true....[view article]

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Israelis head to polls to elect 19th Knesset
Jerusalem Post - January 22, 2013

Concerns about complacency hang over elections as 10,132 polling stations poise to open nationwide; Likud Beytenu worried about dropping below 30 seats; Labor party leader says with high turnout "we can replace Netanyahu."...[view article]

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Egypt to Receive F-16s
The Free Beacon - January 22, 2013

The State Department has refused to cancel or delay the delivery of several American-made F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, claiming that the arms deal serves America's "regional security interests," according to an official State Department document obtained by the Free Beacon....[view article]

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Experts warn Iran will be capable of nuclear weapons in 2014
The Hill - January 16, 2013

A group of non-proliferation experts on Monday warned Iran will be able to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuclear bomb by mid-2014, and recommended that the United States enforce an international embargo on all trade and investments with Iran....[view article]

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Al-Qaida-linked militants seize BP complex in Algeria, take hostages over Mali intervention
The Washington Post - January 16, 2013

Moslem cult members attacked and occupied a natural gas field partly operated by BP in southern Algeria early Wednesday, killing two foreigners and holding possibly dozens of others, including Americans, hostage while surrounded by Algerian forces....[view article]

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Iran to reach 'key point' for atom bomb by mid-2014
- January 15, 2013

Islamic Republic could produce enough weapons-grade uranium for one or more nuclear bomb by mid-2014, US experts say, urging Obama to emphasize military option...[view article]

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Large terror tunnel from Gaza discovered near kibbutz
- January 15, 2013

Elaborate shaft, big enough to convey people, is the same kind used in 2006 to ambush IDF soldiers and kidnap Gilad Shalit, army says....[view article]

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CIAC Co-Chair Rep. Trent Franks's Press Release on Hagel Nomination
- January 15, 2013

The nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel has both sides of the pro-Israel aisle rightfully worried here in Washington. Government officials in Iran have called Hagel "the only silver lining in Obama's second administration." While prominent Senator Chuck Schumer recently expressed support for Hagel's nomination as Secretary of Defense, House Co-Chairs of the Israel Allies Caucus responded in...[view article]

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Israel stopped Assad's chemical warfare
YNet News - January 10, 2013

New York Times reports IDF intelligence about Syrian sarin gas preparation prompted international action that prevented Assad from mixing chemicals...[view article]

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International Red Cross Sheltering Hamas Terrorist Officials
Family Security Matters - January 9, 2013

Hamas officials are praising Wednesday's deadly bombing of a bus station in Jerusalem -- a city they've vowed to conquer. ...[view article]

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Tel Aviv underwater: Rain brings city to halt
Jerusalem Post - January 9, 2013

River overflows onto Tel Aviv's main artery, Ayalon Highway, causing mass closures; TA shelters receive 19 displaced residents....[view article]

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What's in store for US national security?
Israel Hayom - January 9, 2013

The U.S. Senate vote on the nomination of John Brennan and Chuck Hagel to the positions of CIA Director and Secretary of Defense, respectively, will shape U.S. power projection and deterrence posture, global sanity, the war on Islamic terrorism and America's determination to avert the wrath of a nuclear Iran....[view article]

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Iranian officials tell citizens to vacate city located near nuke site
The Free Beacon - January 2, 2013

Iranian officials have instructed residents of Isfahan to leave the city, renewing concerns that a nearby nuclear site could be leaking radioactive material....[view article]

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Pressure builds to nix gift of tanks, F-16s to Egypt
Fox News - January 2, 2013

Later this month, the new government in Egypt is scheduled to begin taking delivery of 10 F-16 fighter jets and 200 Abrams tanks – courtesy of U.S. taxpayers....[view article]

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Christmas Food for Arab Christian Families in Israel
Christian Newswire - December 21, 2012

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is providing Christmas food vouchers to 650 needy Arab Christian families in Israel this week. Families will receive food for Christmas celebrations in Jerusalem, Nazareth, Shrar'am, Akko, Isfiya, and 15 other communities....[view article]

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Syrian Christians Preparing for Somber Christmas
Christian Newswire - December 20, 2012

Many Christians all over the world will sing this Christmas carol in the next few days. Millions look forward to Christmas. What about the Syrian Christians in the midst of a terrible civil war? Will they have the "heavenly peace" this Christmas classic speaks about?...[view article]

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MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD TO GAIN MUBARAK-LIKE POWERS
The Washington Post - December 19, 2012

An opposition appeal for mass protests against a draft Egyptian constitution backfired Tuesday, with a dismal turnout forcing leaders to acknowledge that they erred in calling their supporters to the streets....[view article]

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Morocco: Nation Hosts International 'Friends of Syria' Conference in Marrakech
- December 12, 2012

Today, Morocco hosts the fourth ministerial meeting of the international "Friends of Syria" group in Marrakech, which more than 100 delegations are expected to attend, including members of Syria's new opposition coalition, to reach agreement on a common strategy to ensure a political transition in Syria and mobilize vital aid for refugees caught in the humanitarian crisis, as winter sets in....[view article]

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Syria's situation could be worse
OneNewsNow.com - December 11, 2012

A national defense analyst and Pentagon advisor does not believe supporting Syria's rebels to overthrow President Bashar Assad is going to help the Syrian people....[view article]

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Syrian refugee numbers top 500,000: UNHCR
Reuters - December 11, 2012

More than half a million Syrian refugees are now registered or are waiting to in other Middle Eastern countries, with about 3,000 new people seeking refugee status and assistance daily, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday....[view article]

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Video Claims Proof Assad Unleashed Chemical Weapons (WARNING - VERY GRAPHIC)
Arutz Sheva - December 10, 2012

Fears of the worst possible scenario in Syria have been confirmed in a video released by rebels that shows victims of chemical warfare. ...[view article]

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Iran Thrilled Over Obama Re-Election
Family Security Matters - November 28, 2012

In his first news conference after re-election, Obama said there was still time for a diplomatic solution on Iran's nuclear program and that Iran could enjoy "peaceful nuclear power" if it meets international obligations....[view article]

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Is Egypt about to become the new Iran?
Telegraph - November 28, 2012

It is not only the anti-government protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square who should be concerned about the Moslem cult leader Morsi and his audacious power grab....[view article]

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Islamic Cult: Hamas 'blesses' terror attack on Tel Aviv bus
The Jerusalem Post - November 21, 2012

Satanic inspired HAMAS handed out sweet cakes in Gaza's main hospital after TA bombing, celebratory gunfire reported throughout Strip....[view article]

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The dangerous success of Iron Dome
Times of Israel - November 21, 2012

You can bet that even as Hamas and its sponsors are recovering from the shock of clanging into Israel's new missile shield, they are contemplating fresh ways to kill us. ...[view article]

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Israel museums hide art to protect it from rockets
AP - Associated Press - November 20, 2012

The wine-red walls of the Brueghel exhibition hall at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art are now bare, like the crime scene of a daring art heist....[view article]

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Israel police: Armed man attacks US Embassy guard
AP - Associated Press - November 20, 2012

An Israeli man wielding an ax and a knife attacked and lightly wounded an Israeli security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday before he was apprehended at the scene, police said....[view article]

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More Dead Child Fakery by Hamas; CNN Fooled
Breitbart - November 19, 2012

Lies - all - lies! Hamas has once again apparently been caught faking an image of a dead Palestinian child--this time using a child likely killed by its own rocket fire and claiming that an Israeli attack was responsible. CNN's Sara Sidner ran a full report on the child's death, strongly implying that an Israeli bomb had been responsible....[view article]

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Fake for the Camera: Miraculous Recovery by Injured Gaza Man?
- November 15, 2012

Barely one day into the fighting in Hamas-run Gaza, the locals are hard at work playing the victim for the world's press. Fakes injury for the cameras....[view article]

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Israel Takes Out Top Terrorist
Weekly Standard - November 14, 2012

Earlier today, Israel struck at dozens of targets inside Gaza, including Ahmed Jabari, Hamas's chief of staff and a senior official in the organization's military outfit, the Izz ad-din al-Qassam Brigades. Jabari was behind the abduction of Gilad Shalit, and planned the 2007 coup that left Hamas in complete control of Gaza....[view article]

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Retaliate, Yet Again
Family Security Matters - November 13, 2012

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired at least 50 rockets and mortars into Israel since midnight Saturday night, injuring three civilians....[view article]

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ran unveils new missile systems on second day of drills
Reuters - November 13, 2012

Iran unveiled new missile and artillery systems on Tuesday, Iranian media reported, on the second day of large-scale military exercises which officials said were aimed at sending a warning to those threatening the Islamic Republic....[view article]

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Egypt mediating Israel-Hamas truce as more than 100 rockets hit south
Haaretz.com - November 12, 2012

Rocket hits house in Sderot, damage reported, but no casualties; IDF responds to rocket barrage with nine separate air strikes on Gaza, five Palestinians killed in the strikes....[view article]

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Iran launches massive military exercise, state media reports
Reuters - November 12, 2012

Iran launched large-scale air defense drills in the country's eastern half on Monday, Iranian media reported, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over a military incident in the Gulf reported last week....[view article]

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Continued rocket fire from Gaza steps up pressure on Israel government to respond
Fox News - November 12, 2012

Gaza militants pummeled southern Israel with rockets for a third day in a row on Monday, increasing internal pressure on the Israeli government to retaliate....[view article]

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Israel hits Syrian target, say Israeli military
Global Post - November 12, 2012

Israel reported a "direct hit" on Syrian targets Monday, after it fired warning shots Sunday into its northern neighbor, responding to shells that landed in the Golan Heights. It's the second time in two days the states have exchanged fire....[view article]

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Iran has pictures of restricted Israeli areas: Iran MP
Reuters - October 29, 2012

Iran holds pictures of Israeli bases and other restricted areas obtained from a drone launched into Israeli airspace earlier this month, an Iranian lawmaker was quoted as saying on Monday....[view article]

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RPT-UPDATE 1-Iran further expanding enrichment capacity - diplomats
Reuters - October 19, 2012

Iran is believed to be further increasing its uranium enrichment capacity at its Fordow plant buried deep underground, Western diplomats say, in another sign of Tehran defying international demands to curb its disputed nuclear programme....[view article]

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10,000 Young Egyptians Gather in Desert to Worship the Lord
Christian Newswire - October 18, 2012

Increased persecution, the election of a Moslem Brotherhood cult leader, the death of the Coptic Orthodox Church pope and thousands fleeing their homeland in fear of an uncertain future....[view article]

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Iran claims 'dozens' of its drones reached Israel
AP - Associated Press - October 17, 2012

A senior Iranian military official claimed Tuesday that Iranian-made surveillance drones have made dozens of apparently undetected flights into Israeli airspace from Lebanon in recent years to probe air defenses and collect reconnaissance data. An Israeli official rejected the account....[view article]

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'Police harassing Jews on Temple Mount'
YNet News - October 11, 2012

Temple organizations say Jerusalem Police arrested more than 10 people for praying throughout Sukkot. Police vow to take 'firm hand' against provocations...[view article]

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Iran's secret nuclear-bomb plant revealed
WorldNetDaily - October 10, 2012

Iranian scientists are nearing completion of a nuclear warhead, having already successfully tested an implosion system and neutron detonator at a secret site while enriching uranium to weapons grade, according to a former Iranian intelligence officer....[view article]

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Panetta: US sends forces to Jordan
AP - Associated Press - October 10, 2012

The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to bolster that country's military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with Syria, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday....[view article]

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Turkish president says "worst case" unfolding in Syria
Reuters - October 9, 2012

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday the "worst-case scenarios" were now playing out in Syria and Turkey would do everything necessary to protect itself, as its army fired back for a sixth day after a shell from Syria flew over the border....[view article]

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U.S. said to mull 'surgical strike' on Iran
YNet News - October 9, 2012

International relations expert David Rothkopf says US, Israel 'zeroing in' on military options; credible threat of pinpoint strike may prove to be a useful diplomatic tool....[view article]

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Israel Launches Airstrikes After Attacks From Gaza
The New York Times - October 8, 2012

Gaza militants fired a barrage of rockets and mortar shells into Israeli territory on Monday, causing no casualties but some property damage, after an Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza on Sunday killed one Palestinian and wounded at least nine others....[view article]

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U.S. warns Europe on Palestinian U.N. move
UPI - October 4, 2012

Washington told European leaders backing a Palestinian bid for enhanced U.N. status would hurt peace and likely lead to U.S. cuts in Palestinian Authority aid....[view article]

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Crisis Looming in the Middle East
Encounters Network - October 4, 2012

I have just spent the last two weeks ministering “down under” in Australia. It was a marvelous time of ministry in Adelaide, Brisbane, and Sydney. The HIM Australian Prophetic Conference in Brisbane called The Burning Ones was outstanding. The chemistry of Che Ahn, Kris Vallontton, Patricia King, the Australian HIM Apostolic Team and myself was just over the top! What an honor to be one of your international ambassadors!...[view article]

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Pro-America Rally to Be Held Outside U.S. Embassy in Israel
Weekly Standard - October 1, 2012

A pro-America rally is scheduled to be held tomorrow outside the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. The expression of support for America is being organized by Im Tirzu Movement in order to "remind the United States that Israel is America's best friend in the Middle East"...[view article]

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Jewish Democrats warn Netanyahu to stay out of US presidential election
The Hill - September 26, 2012

Certainly a part of the Jewish Community to be praying for... ...[view article]

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US to boycott Iran leader's speech at UN summit
AFP - September 26, 2012

The United States on Wednesday slammed "repulsive slurs" against Israel by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and said it would boycott his speech at the UN General Assembly....[view article]

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Bill Clinton stuns Dems by hosting Morsi in NYC
Washington Times - September 25, 2012

The Moslem Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, the recently elected president of Egypt, will be a featured participant at the eighth annual meeting of Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative in New York next week....[view article]

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Israeli delegation walks out of Ahmadinejad's UN speech — but the U.S. doesn't?
Family Security Matters - September 25, 2012

Video...[view article]

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UN leader Ban Ki-moon calls Syria a 'calamity' and threat to world peace
Globe and Mail - September 25, 2012

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is demanding international action to stop the war in Syria, which is now "a regional calamity with global ramifications." said Tuesday that the Syrian civil war is a "calamity" that now threatens world peace and demands action by the divided UN Security Council....[view article]

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Obama's lack of regard for Israel
OneNewsNow.com - September 19, 2012

A pro-national defense activist says it's clear that Obama doesn't have a high regard for Israel or Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....[view article]

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Iran deploys Russian-made submarine in Gulf
AP - Associated Press - September 18, 2012

Tehran has deployed one of its Russian-made submarines in the Persian Gulf, just days after the United States and more than two dozen allies began naval exercises nearby, Iranian state television reported Tuesday....[view article]

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Picture of Al Qaeda Assassination Plot Emerges
Patriot Post - September 18, 2012

The Obama administration's continuing efforts to maintain the narrative that murder of our ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and his three staff members was part of a "spontaneous" demonstration inspired by a "very offensive video" took another hit yesterday....[view article]

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US and Iran may be at war in 2013, predicts former US envoy to Israel
Times of Israel - September 18, 2012

Martin Indyk: If a negotiated solution on Iran cannot be achieved in the next six months, ‘we’re going to have a military confrontation’...[view article]

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UN agency has new intelligence Iran worked on nuclear arms, diplomats say
The Star - September 12, 2012

The UN atomic agency has received new and significant intelligence over the past month that Iran has moved further toward the ability to build a nuclear weapon, diplomats tell The Associated Press....[view article]

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NETANYAHU TO ADDRESS U.N. ON SEPT. 28, BUT OBAMA REFUSES TO MEET DESPITE WAR LOOMING: President has time to appear on Letterman, though
Joel Rosenberg - September 12, 2012

Obama turned down two possibilities for a personal meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli premier comes to the U.S. later this month. Obama aides say the he simply doesn't have time on his schedule for Netanyahu....[view article]

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US and Israel in open feud over Iran
FT - Financial Times - September 12, 2012

Feuding between the US and Israel burst into the open when Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, sharply criticised recent US statements about Iran while the White House said President Barack Obama would not meet Mr Netanyahu in the US this month....[view article]

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U.N.: Syrian refugees top 250,000
USA TODAY - September 11, 2012

The U.N. refugee agency says the number of Syrian refugees seeking its help now tops a quarter-million....[view article]

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Cistern dated to First Temple period found in Jerusalem
Times of Israel - September 6, 2012

Discovery of large man-made reservoir next to the Temple Mount shows city did not solely rely on the Gihon Spring for its water 2,500 years ago....[view article]

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Cistern dated to First Temple period found in Jerusalem
Times of Israel - September 6, 2012

Discovery of large man-made reservoir next to the Temple Mount shows city did not solely rely on the Gihon Spring for its water 2,500 years ago....[view article]

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Iron Dome deployed in central Israel
YNet News - September 6, 2012

Anti-missile battery to remain in Tel Aviv metropolitan area for several days for training purposes...[view article]

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Gaza not "liveable" by 2020 barring urgent action: U.N
Reuters - August 29, 2012

Gaza will no longer be "liveable" by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to improve water supply, power, health, and schooling, the United Nations' most comprehensive report on the Palestinian enclave said on Monday....[view article]

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Iran denies plans to show nuclear sites to diplomats
Reuters - August 28, 2012

Iran said on Tuesday it has no plans to show its nuclear sites to diplomats visiting Tehran for this week's Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, despite an earlier offer by a deputy foreign minister....[view article]

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New Syria envoy Brahimi hints at difficult mission ahead during UN appearance
The Washington Post - August 28, 2012

The new U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria hinted Friday at the immense challenges he faces trying to negotiate an end to that country's civil war amid rapidly escalating violence, saying the mission left him "flattered, humbled and scared."...[view article]

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Egypt's moves in Sinai alarm Israel
FT - Financial Times - August 23, 2012

Israel expressed concern on Wednesday over Egypt bolstering of its military presence in the Sinai desert in possible violation of the 1979 peace pact....[view article]

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Iran's Export of Terrorism to Israel
Family Security Matters - August 23, 2012

While the world has focused on the popular uprisings in the Middle East, Israel has seen a sharp increase in terrorist attacks against its cities in recent weeks....[view article]

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Israel Asks Egypt to Remove Tanks From Sinai
- August 22, 2012

Israel is "troubled" by the entry of Egyptian tanks into the northern Sinai Peninsula without coordination with Israel, a violation of the terms of the 33-year-old peace treaty between the two countries, and has asked Egypt to withdraw them, an Israeli government official said Tuesday....[view article]

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Iran unveils new missile, other weapons
- August 21, 2012

Iran unveiled upgrades to six weapons on Tuesday, including a more accurate short-range missile and a more powerful naval engine, Iranian media reported, in what seemed to be its latest response to international pressure over its nuclear program....[view article]

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Israeli defense officials consult with Rabbi Ovadia Yosef over Iran strike
Haaretz.com - August 21, 2012

Some want the spiritual leader of Haredi party Shas to support a strike, others to oppose it. At least one visit, in which the rabbi was briefed on Iran's nuclear program, came at Netanyahu's behest....[view article]

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Iranian ayatollah: Avoid war with Israel
YNet News - August 21, 2012

Yousef Sanei, a Muslim cleric affiliated with reformists, says 'we should not act as warmongers and provoke a war; most important task is to shut Zionist regime up with our thoughts, pens' ...[view article]

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Egypt to send aircraft and tanks into Sinai
YNet News - August 21, 2012

Cairo's new Defense Minister al-Sisi visits peninsula in wake of terror attack that left 16 Egyptian policemen dead....[view article]

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Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Headed Back to Iranian Court
Charisma - August 20, 2012

The Iranian pastor who has spent more than 1,000 days in prison for his faith in Christ is headed back to court. Iranian authorities are demanding Youcef Nadarkhani face a judge in Iran on Sept. 8 to answer for "charges brought against him."...[view article]

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Moslem Missouri Democratic Party caucus chairman launches 9-11 Truth PAC
Washington Free Beacon - August 16, 2012

A Democratic Party caucus chairman who has speculated about Jewish involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks has launched a new political action committee dedicated to supporting “anti-Zionist” Moslem candidates who believe “the ‘war on terror’ is a hoax and that the official story of 9/11 is not true,” according to the group’s website....[view article]

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Following Sunday terror attack, Morsi slams door on Hamas
Times of Israel - August 8, 2012

Gaza’s rulers had hoped the Moslem Brotherhood’s ascendance would ease border blockade...[view article]

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Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day Worldwide
- August 8, 2012

Assyrian International News Agency Chicago (AINA) -- Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) worldwide commemorated Assyrian Martyrs Day today, August 7th, which is the official day for remembering fallen Assyrians. On August 7, 1933, Iraqi soldiers and Arab and Kurdish tribesmen surrounded the Assyrian village of Simmele, in north Iraq, and three days later killed all 3,000 men, women and children living there and in the surrounding area. The...[view article]

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Iran Denies Syria Captives Are Revolutionary Guards
RIANOVOSTI - August 6, 2012

The Iranian foreign ministry denied on Monday that the 48 Iranians kidnapped in Syria on Saturday were members of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the Arab-language Al-Alam TV said....[view article]

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Iranian state goes offline to dodge cyber-attacks
Telegraph - August 6, 2012

Iran is to move key ministries and state bodies off the worldwide internet next month in an effort to shield them behind a secure computer wall from disruptive cyber attacks like the Stuxnet and Flame viruses....[view article]

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Palestinians to seek U.N. status
UPI - August 6, 2012

Palestinians will apply for non-member status at the United Nations General Assembly next month, Palestine's foreign minister says....[view article]

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VIDEO: WAR IN WEEKS?
DEBKA - August 1, 2012

Iran launches its biggest ever fortification project to protect its nuclear installations from US and/or Israeli attack which Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned his military chiefs is only weeks away: Iran's nuclear facilities are being buried under mountains of rocks, tons of reinforced concrete and steel sheeting....[view article]

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Kidnapped Pastor Returns Home
The Washington Post - July 25, 2012

A Pentacostal church pastor celebrated his safe return home to Massachusetts on Sunday after he and another church goer were abducted in Egypt then released unharmed last week. The Rev. Michael Louis gathered with about 1,500 family and friends at Jubilee Christian Church in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood. He thanked the governor, the mayor, lawmakers and others who lobbied for his release....[view article]

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Syria says will use chemical weapons if attacked
AP - Associated Press - July 23, 2012

The Syrian regime threatened Monday to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first ever acknowledgement that it possesses weapons of mass destruction....[view article]

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'Israel won't allow chemical weapons to reach Hezbollah,' PM says
Israel Hayom - July 23, 2012

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells Fox that terror attack in Burgas "is a reminder ... that the world's most dangerous regime must not be allowed to have the world's most dangerous weapons," in reference to Iran • Israel files complaint with U.N. Security Council over Syrian troops entering demilitarized zone....[view article]

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Al Qaeda chief vows comeback in Iraq
Washington Times - July 23, 2012

The first online statement from the new leader of al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq claims that the terrorist network is returning to the strongholds from which it was driven by U.S. forces and their Sunni allies prior to the American withdrawal at the end of last year....[view article]

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Iran says it test-fires missiles in war of nerves
Reuters - July 4, 2012

Iran said on Tuesday it had successfully tested medium-range missiles capable of hitting Israel as a response to threats of attack, the latest move in a war of nerves with the West....[view article]

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Iran says can destroy U.S. bases "minutes after attack"
Reuters - July 4, 2012

Israel has hinted it may attack Iran if diplomacy fails to secure a halt to its disputed nuclear energy program. The United States also has mooted military action as a last-resort option but has frequently nudged the Israelis to give time for intensified economic sanctions to work against Iran....[view article]

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Iran threatens Israel; new EU sanctions take force
Reuters - July 2, 2012

Iran announced missile tests on Sunday and threatened to wipe Israel "off the face of the earth" if the Jewish state attacked it, brandishing some of its starkest threats on the day Europe began enforcing an oil embargo and harsh new sanctions....[view article]

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“FURIOUS TURKEY MOBILIZES TANKS, TROOPS TO SYRIAN BORDER”: Erdogan calls Assad “murderous”
Joel Rosenberg - June 27, 2012

"The Turkish military mobilized large numbers of reinforcements from its eastern provinces to the Syrian border on Tuesday, amid rising tension with Damascus, after the downing by Syria of a Turkish Air Force jet on Friday," reports the Times of Israel....[view article]

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Islamists Rejoice, with Obama Congratulating the "Brotherhood!"
Family Security Matters - June 25, 2012

Hussein Obama Congratulates Moslem Brotherhood for Winning Egypt’s Presidential Election...[view article]

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Will Egypt become the new Iran?
Telegraph - June 25, 2012

Having argued consistently for the past year that the so-called Arab Spring would bring nothing but misery and disappointment, I take no great comfort from the outcome of Egypt's presidential elections. Far from providing the country with the type of Western-style, secular and democratic system of government the protesters in Tahrir Square demanded, all that has been achieved is the election of an Islamic government that is committed to introducing a judicial system based...[view article]

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Tunisia: Moslem cult members tape murder of Christian convert
Worthy News - June 14, 2012

Talk show host Tawfiq Okasha recently appeared on "Egypt Today" by showing a video of Moslem cult members beheading a man for the Islamic crime of apostasy: the "crime" of converting to Christianity and then refusing to renounce that conversion - praise the Lord for his faithful witness to the end! May the members of the cult os Islam repent while there is still time....[view article]

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Israel encrypts UAVs as cyberwar widens
UPI - June 14, 2012

Israel's military is expected shortly to take delivery of an advanced model of the Skylark 1 unmanned aerial vehicle that will be equipped with electronic jammers that will block efforts to intercept surveillance data....[view article]

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Egypt's high court invalidates parliamentary elections; military rulers may take over lawmaking
The Washington Post - June 14, 2012

Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament is likely to be suspended after a high court ruling Thursday that one-third of its lawmakers were elected unconstitutionally, officials said....[view article]

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Report: Iran designing nuclear submarine
YNet News - June 13, 2012

Tehran's semiofficial news agency quotes high-ranking naval official as saying country has launched project's 'initial stages.' ...[view article]

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Poll finds support for Obama among Jewish voters has dropped
The Hill - June 11, 2012

Obama's support has dropped by double digits among Jewish voters from 2008, but he still earns more than double the support of challenger Mitt Romney among American Jews, according to a new survey from Gallup....[view article]

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Iran Closing Down Tehran Evangelical Church
Worthy News - June 11, 2012

Evangelical Christians in Iran's capital Tehran were without a church building Sunday, June 10, after Iranian security forces closed it down as part of a wider crackdown, Iranian Christians and activists told Worthy News....[view article]

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Nigeria Church Attacks Kill 7; Christians 'Gunned Down'
Worthy News - June 11, 2012

Islamic group Boko Haram claimed responsibility Sunday, June 10, for bombing a church and spraying another congregation with bullets in Nigeria's troubled northern and central region, killing at least seven people, including a suicide bomber and injuring over 40 others....[view article]

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Obama extends waiver keeping US Embassy in Tel Aviv
Times of Israel - June 6, 2012

Obama extended a waiver for an additional six months that delays moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem....[view article]

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Flame Malware Spreading Itself Via Bogus Windows Updates
PC World - June 5, 2012

Flame, a massive malware package targeting computers in the Middle East, is spreading itself using bogus Windows updates....[view article]

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Israel won't be fooled by Iran
OneNewsNow.com - June 1, 2012

Unlike Obama with his Moslem heritage, the former mayor of an Israeli village says his home country is not naïve enough to accept Iran's claim that it is pursuing a nuclear program for "peaceful" purposes....[view article]

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Attacks on Iranian Oil Industry Led to Flame Malware Find
PC World - May 30, 2012

The sophisticated cyber espionage malware known as "Flame" was discovered after computers within Iran's energy industry were wiped clean of data, a security expert said today....[view article]

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Iran is 'laughing all the way to the bomb,' warns Deputy PM Ya'alon
Times of Israel - May 30, 2012

Tel Aviv conference again exposes deep divide within security establishment on thwarting Tehran's nuclear program....[view article]

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Powerful "Flame" cyber weapon found in Iran
Reuters - May 29, 2012

Security experts said on Monday a highly sophisticated computer virus is infecting computers in Iran and other Middle East countries and may have been deployed at least five years ago to engage in state-sponsored cyber espionage....[view article]

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Atomic agency says Iran installed new centrifuges at nuclear site
Israel Hayom - May 24, 2012

IAEA report says 350 additional centrifuges were recently installed in the Fordo underground uranium enrichment facility • Iranians will be asked to explain why they are expanding enrichment capacity while attending nuclear talks in Baghdad....[view article]

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"Just One Minute" Campaign
Israeli Embassy - May 23, 2012

Yesterday, Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon released a one-minute video as part of a new campaign, titled "Just One Minute", in which he calls on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to devote a minute of silence during the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games in remembrance of the massacre of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. In response to last week's refusal of the IOC to formally honor the memory of the murdered athletes at this...[view article]

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Archaeologists find first proof of ancient Bethlehem
The Jerusalem Post - May 23, 2012

The artifact, a bulla, or piece of clay for sealing a document, may prove existence of Bethlehem dating back to First Temple Period....[view article]

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US Senate mulls unprecedented aid to Israel
YNet News - May 23, 2012

Legislators aim to further expand security aid so as to improve Israel's capabilities vis-à-vis Iran, Defense News weekly reports...[view article]

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Pakistani doctor jailed for helping CIA find bin Laden
Reuters - May 23, 2012

Pakistani authorities have sentenced a doctor accused of helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden to 33 years in jail on charges of treason, officials said, a move almost certain to further strain ties between Washington and Islamabad....[view article]

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Technion improves microscope resolution 10-fold
The Jerusalem Post - May 23, 2012

Haifa's Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has registered a patent for a new technique that improves tenfold the performance of any type of sophisticated microscope and imaging system without making hardware changes....[view article]

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Iran attack decision nears, Israeli elite locks down
Reuters - May 17, 2012

A private door opens from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office in central Jerusalem directly into a long, modestly furnished, half-paneled room decorated with modern paintings by Israeli artists and a copy of Israel's 1948 declaration of independence. It contains little more than a long wooden table, brown leather chairs and a single old-fashioned white projector screen....[view article]

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Plans to strike Iran ready, U.S. envoy to Israel says
Haaretz.com - May 17, 2012

Less than one week before the next round of Iran nuclear talks in Baghdad, U.S. envoy to Israel says the U.S. plan for an attack on Iran is ‘available and ready.'...[view article]

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Obama softline policy toward Iran, North Korea creates a more dangerous world
The Free Beacon - May 16, 2012

The State Department's former top weapons proliferation official said recently that the Obama administration's failure to threaten military force against Iran had helped advance the covert nuclear arms program there....[view article]

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Online Surge Inspiring Tens of Thousands in Support of Israel
Christian Newswire - May 16, 2012

How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference is inspiring tens of thousands to change the way the world views Israel. Since March, the film has played on PBS stations in major cities, has been screened in six out of seven continents, and is receiving incredible international attention. As a result of the overwhelming demand to watch and share the film, the producers have agreed to make Israel Inside available for free online for a limited time at www.IsraelInsideTheMovie.com....[view article]

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A tireless activist for Israel
OneNewsNow.com - May 15, 2012

Bill Harter comes from pioneer stock. The Pennsylvania Presbyterian hails from Clarence, New York, in Erie County. The early settlers in that area literally carved-out lives and careers in what was once the western frontier....[view article]

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Archaeologists prove Hebrew Bible
Worthy News - May 15, 2012

In excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa — a fortified city in Judah — Garfinkel and his colleagues uncovered pottery, art and religious objects in three large rooms that served as shrines; these shrines pre-date the construction of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem and provide the first physical evidence of religion as practiced during the time of King David....[view article]

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3,000-year-old artifacts fuel Biblical archaeology debate
Times of Israel - May 15, 2012

New finds presented Tuesday from an intriguing site in the Judean Hills are part of a scholarly argument about the accuracy of the Bible...[view article]

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Dr. Negiel Bigpond Joins Global Prayer Movement for Jerusalem
- May 10, 2012

  Native American Leader Joins Global Prayer Movement for Jerusalem Dr. Negiel Bigpond Joins the Global Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem -- October 7, 2012 Contact: Joel James, Eagles' Wings, 716-759-1058 BUFFALO, N.Y., May 8, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Negiel Bigpond, who oversees 636 First Nations Tribes in Canada and the United States, officially endorses the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, founded by...[view article]

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Israeli PM Netanyahu strikes surprise coalition deal
BBC - May 8, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a deal with the opposition Kadima party, avoiding the early general election he had sought....[view article]

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Homeland Security warns major cyber attack aimed at gas pipeline industry underway
Jewish World Review - May 7, 2012

A major cyber attack is currently under way aimed squarely at computer networks belonging to US natural gas pipeline companies, according to alerts issued to the industry by the US Department of Homeland Security....[view article]

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US on Alert for Terrorists With Body Bombs on Planes
Newsmax.com - May 2, 2012

American and European authorities say they are on alert for al-Qaida terrorists who may try to blow up U.S.-bound aircraft with body bombs, ABC News reports....[view article]

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Egypt prevents vandalism of IDF memorial in Sinai
YNet News - April 27, 2012

Military forces stop members of Sinai Revolutionaries Movement who planned to paint over monument...[view article]

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Israel Defense Force - IDF develops active missile-shield for helicopters
The Jerusalem Post - April 27, 2012

Amid concern that shoulder-to-air missiles will be fired in large numbers at IAF aircraft in future warfare, army initiates plans for protective shield for helicopters...[view article]

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Obama Throws $192 million of Your Taxes to Moslem Terrorist Palestinian Authority
Times of Israel - April 27, 2012

Hussein Obama says, funding serves "security interests of the US." Congress blocked it after Abbas's bid for UN recognition of ‘Palestine.' Terrorists need to get funding somewhere, why not the U.S. tax payer. Obama will spend real American's money any way that he can. ...[view article]

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Iran preparing for 'the Last Six Months'
WorldNetDaily - April 25, 2012

Despite the recent declaration by Iran that it does not want a nuclear bomb and statements by regime officials that they are willing to negotiate over the nuclear issue, indications from within Iran signal massive preparation for an all-out war as part of its destiny....[view article]

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Activists say Syrian troops fire at protesters in town during visit by UN observers
The Washington Post - April 18, 2012

BEIRUT - Two vehicles carrying U.N. truce monitors sped away from a large crowd of Syrian anti-regime protesters Wednesday when what sounded like a gunshot rang out in a Damascus suburb they were touring, according to amateur video posted online....[view article]

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Scientists Warn of Ethical Battle Concerning Military Mind Control
Jewish World Review - April 12, 2012

Advances in neuroscience are closer than ever to becoming a reality, but scientists are warning the military -- along with their peers -- that with great power comes great responsibility!...[view article]

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Rocket fired from Egypt hits Israeli city of Eilat
BBC - April 5, 2012

District police chief Ron Gertner told Israeli radio the rocket had been fired from Egypt's Sinai peninsula....[view article]

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Iran Balks at Holding Nuclear Talks in Turkey
The New York Times - April 5, 2012

Iran's foreign minister raised new doubts on Wednesday about the resumption of international talks over its disputed nuclear program, saying the location may not be Turkey - as previously agreed - and suggested Iraq and China as possible alternate hosts....[view article]

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Jordan's crown prince holds secret visit to Temple Mount
YNet News - April 5, 2012

King Abdullah's eldest son escorted around Temple Mount by Israeli security forces, may also visit Cave of Patriarchs....[view article]

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American Jews planning to move to Israel say security situation doesn't deter them
YNet News - April 5, 2012

Some of the many participants will arrive in Ben Gurion airport as soon as next summer, others are not yet ready to board a plane, but are hard at work on the preparations for doing just that – the job search, finding a place to live, and other financial considerations. And what about “the situation?”...[view article]

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The real implications of the North Korean (and Iranian) missile launch
Haaretz.com - April 5, 2012

As North Korea prepares for its upcoming space-missile, satellite pictures of its launching pad reveal that its relationship to Iran is more similar than we think....[view article]

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Five ways to advance a Responsibility to Protect agenda in Syria
The Daily Star - March 20, 2012

The brutal assault on the civilian population by Syria's government continues, employing tanks, mortars and rockets....[view article]

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Gaza militants fire rockets at Israel, Iron Dome intercepts projectiles over Be'er Sheva
Haaretz.com - March 15, 2012

Attacks come mere days following an Egypt-mediated ceasefire agreement between Israel and militants in the coastal enclave; Be'er Sheva, Ashdod, and Ashkelon call off studies in local schools over renewed violence....[view article]

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Difficult. Daring. Doable.
Israel Hayom - March 15, 2012

Never underestimate the capabilities of the IDF. It has achieved the impossible before • If it took Iran 20 years to get their nuclear program to where it is today, who is to say it can recover in a year? Yes, we can strike Iran. And yes, we can succeed....[view article]

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Stuxnet: Computer worm opens new era of warfare
CBSNews.com - March 15, 2012

The most pernicious computer virus ever known wasn't out to steal your money, identity, or passwords. So what was the intricate Stuxnet virus after? Its target appears to have been the centrifuges in a top secret Iranian nuclear facility. Stuxnet showed, for the first time, that a cyber attack could cause significant physical damage to a facility....[view article]

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Israeli president to protect Christian sites
AP - Associated Press - March 5, 2012

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's President Shimon Peres has promised the Roman Catholic Church that the country will step up efforts to combat the vandalism of Christian holy sites by suspected Jewish extremists....[view article]

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Report: Israel won't warn US before Iran strike
YNet News - February 29, 2012

Officials in Jerusalem say there will be no advance warning to US if Israel decides to launch preemptive strike against Iran....[view article]

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Syrian WMD: Counter-Proliferation Contingency Planning Needed – OpEd
- February 28, 2012

Syria's embattled regime is likely to hold out for many more months but eventually could implode with many dangerous consequences for the surrounding region. One of the risks is that chemical weapons-and possibly radioactive materials from its nuclear program-could fall into the hands of terrorists....[view article]

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In once-quiet Jordan, air of unrest looms
USA TODAY - February 28, 2012

AMMAN, Jordan - Rain falls slowly over protesters outside a mosque nestled in the heart of downtown, where one year after political tumult shook governments across the Middle East, demonstrators continue to demand political and economic reform....[view article]

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Israel draws plan for 475-kilometer rail network in West Bank
Haaretz.com - February 28, 2012

Plan, prepared at the request of Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, calls for establishing 11 new rail lines, according to a map that Haaretz has obtained....[view article]

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Leaked e-mails: Israel, Kurds may have destroyed Iranian facilities
Haaretz.com - February 28, 2012

In exchange released by website, worker at Stratfor intelligence firm doubts validity of a source claiming an Israeli ground force had already wiped out Iran's nuclear infrastructure....[view article]

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'Naked Archaeologist' finds signs Jerusalem cave was used to bury Jesus' disciples
Haaretz.com - February 28, 2012

Simcha Jacobovici, an Emmy-winning documentary director and producer, hopes findings of current explorations will substantiate his earlier theory that some of Jesus's followers may have been buried in a nearby cave in Jerusalem based upon markings on ossuaries revealed by a robotic arm lowered into a tomb....[view article]

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Prince of Persia Ready to Wipe Israel Off the Map
YNet News - February 27, 2012

Tehran's deputy defense minister warns Jerusalem against strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, says 'any action by Zionist regime will bring about its destruction.'...[view article]

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Iran prepares for kamikaze attacks
WorldNetDaily - February 27, 2012

Even as it continued to talk with the U.N. nuclear watchdog, Iran continued to prepare for war over its nuclear weapons program, training for kamikaze attacks in the Persian Gulf with both planes and speedboats, sources within the Iranian armed forces report....[view article]

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Ex-IAEA official: Iran using old nuke technology
The Jerusalem Post - February 27, 2012

VIENNA - Iran is still relying on old technology to expand its nuclear program, in what may be a sign it is having difficulties developing modern machines that could speed up production of potential bomb material....[view article]

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Atomic Agency Says Iran Is Making Fuel at Protected Site
The New York Times - February 27, 2012

WASHINGTON — International nuclear inspectors reported on Friday that Iran was moving more rapidly to produce nuclear fuel than many outsiders expected, at a deep underground site that Israel and the United States have said is better protected from attack than Iran’s older facilities. ...[view article]

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Syrian Christians Ask for Prayer
Christian Newswire - February 24, 2012

In the wake of a year of protests and violence, the volatile situation in Syria has brought great suffering to the entire population. Syrian Christians say their greatest need right now is prayer, according to Open Doors, an international ministry supporting persecuted Christians and religious freedom around the world....[view article]

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Iranian Scientist 'Sought Israel's Annihilation,' Says Widow
Arutz Sheva - February 23, 2012

The wife of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, an Iranian nuclear scientist who was assassinated in Tehran in January, said Tuesday that her husband "sought the annihilation of the Zionist regime wholeheartedly," according to Iran's semi-official Fars news agency....[view article]

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IAEA Reports Failure During Latest Iran Visit
Arutz Sheva - February 23, 2012

The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency has admitted that "intensive efforts" by its team that visited Iran have failed....[view article]

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Terrorist State of Iran Claims Progress on Nuclear Goals
AP - Associated Press - February 16, 2012

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - In defiant swipes at its foes, Iran said Wednesday it is dramatically closer to mastering the production of nuclear fuel even as the U.S. weighs tougher pressures and Tehran's suspected shadow war with Israel brings probes far beyond the Middle East....[view article]

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Al Qaeda urges Muslims to help Syrian rebels
Washington Times - February 13, 2012

BAGHDAD (AP) - Al Qaeda's chief has called on Muslims from other countries to support rebels in Syria seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad, saying they cannot depend on the West for help....[view article]

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Israel embassies preparing for Iran strike?
- February 8, 2012

Diplomats stationed in Israel request gas masks, prepare contingency plans in case of missile attacks; envoys fear that thousands of dual-citizenship Israelis will seek evacuation....[view article]

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Iran: We can attack US targets worldwide
YNet News - February 8, 2012

Growing tensions in Gulf: America would be making serious mistake, akin to suicide, if it risked a military strike on Iran, Tehran's ambassador in Russia warns....[view article]

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Op-ed: Israel will bomb Iran's nuke sites earlier than predicted, with Western and Arab support
YNet News - February 8, 2012

We need a miracle to avert it. Both sides have been preparing for it for years. The two states are earmarking resources, holding drills, utilizing intelligence means, creating uncertainty, and publicly presenting positions that offer no way back. Israel and Iran are currently facing a growing cold war situation and are on an almost certain collision course. A war is coming....[view article]

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Israel: We will act to prevent Syria's chemical weapons from reaching Hezbollah
Telegraph - February 8, 2012

Israel's defence establishment has indicated it is prepared to take action should Syria's vast store of unconventional weapons fall into the hands of Hezbollah militants in Lebanon....[view article]

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China buys up Saudi, Russian oil to squeeze Iran
Reuters - February 7, 2012

China is scouring the world for alternative oil supplies to replace a fall in its imports from Iran, as it seeks to negotiate lower prices from Tehran, and has been drawing heavily on Saudi Arabia....[view article]

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Why China, Russia won't condemn Syrian regime
CNN - February 7, 2012

(CNN) -- As international leaders express outrage over mass killings in Syria -- and lament the inability to pass a U.N. Security Council resolution denouncing the Syrian regime -- questions linger about the two countries behind the impasse....[view article]

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tries hard -- very hard -- to delude the Iranian masses
Jewish World Review - February 7, 2012

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed that Iran would not "retreat" on its nuclear program, and warned that any military strike "will be 10 times more detrimental to the U.S." than to Iran....[view article]

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Fool me twice
Jewish World Review - February 7, 2012

Former US Congressman Robert Wexler is a man worth listening to. Wexler served as then-senator Barack Obama's chief booster in the American Jewish community during the 2008 presidential campaign. He appeared everywhere and said anything to convince the American Jewish community that the same man who sat in the church pews listening to Rev. Jeremiah Wright's anti-Semitic vitriol for two decades, and listed among his closest friends and associates a whole host of Israel haters as well as former terrorists,...[view article]

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'Iran can destroy Israel in 9 minutes'
YNet News - February 6, 2012

An Iranian blogger on Saturday urged Tehran not to delay an attack on Israel, claiming that the Islamic Republic could destroy the Jewish state in "less than nine minutes."...[view article]

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US closes embassy in Syria, pulls out diplomats
Fox News - February 6, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. closed its Embassy in Damascus on Monday and pulled all American diplomats out of violence-wracked Syria as the U.S. stepped up pressure on President Bashar Assad to leave power....[view article]

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Israel Vice PM: Military strike can hit all of Iran's nuclear facilities
Haaretz.com - February 2, 2012

Speaking at Herzliya Conference, Moshe Ya'alon calls the possibility of a nuclear Iran a 'nightmare to the free world,' says explosion at Iranian missile base targeted missile system that would have threatened the U.S....[view article]

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UN chief in Sderot: No one should have to live like this
YNet News - February 2, 2012

Ynetnew.com is reporting that during a visit to Sderot on Thursday, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said nothing can justify the launching of rockets and mortars from Gaza, adding that Israeli civilians should not have to live under the threat of terror....[view article]

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Syrian 'chemical, biological' weapons concern Israel
YNet News - February 2, 2012

IDF's planning division head says chemical, biological weapons still flowing into Syria, wonders 'what will be transferred to Hezbollah?'...[view article]

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Israel under escalating cyber attack
Israel Hayom - February 1, 2012

Israel sees 1,000 cyberattacks per minute • In the past two days alone, 400 separate Israeli sites have been hacked • Popular Israeli Internet sites are on alert for a cyberattack said to be planned for Feb. 14, Valentine's Day....[view article]

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Iran, perceiving threat from West, willing to attack on U.S. soil, U.S. intelligence report finds
The Washington Post - January 31, 2012

The indications of al-Qaeda's declining potency were offset by the grim new concern about the potential for terror attacks from Iran....[view article]

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Mossad chief holds secret U.S. meetings on Iran nuclear threat, Senate panel reveals
Haaretz.com - January 31, 2012

During a broadcasted meeting of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, CIA Director, panel Chairperson indicate they met Tamir Pardo in Washington this week; U.S. official: Iran willing to attack U.S. targets if threatened....[view article]

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Will Israel Attack Iran?
The New York Times - January 30, 2012

As the Sabbath evening approached on Jan. 13, Ehud Barak paced the wide living-room floor of his home high above a street in north Tel Aviv, its walls lined with thousands of books on subjects ranging from philosophy and poetry to military strategy....[view article]

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'Assad's family attempts to escape Syria'
The Jerusalem Post - January 30, 2012

Sources tell Egyptian daily that Syrian security forces tried to help smuggle Syrian president's family out of country....[view article]

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Iran 'definitely' closing Strait of Hormuz over EU oil embargo
RT.com - January 23, 2012

Tensions in the Gulf could reach a breaking point as a senior Iranian official said Iran would "definitely" close the Strait of Hormuz if an EU oil embargo disrupted the export of crude oil, the semi-official Fars news agency reports....[view article]

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Around the world, anti-Semitism is now mainstream
Jewish World Review - January 23, 2012

Anti-Semitism may not yet be a litmus test for social acceptability in the US, but it has certainly become acceptable. Proof of this dismal state of affairs came this week with the publication of a supportive profile of University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer in the Atlantic Monthly written by the magazine's in-house foreign policy guru Robert Kaplan....[view article]

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Coptic Christians in Egypt fear Islamists' rise
Washington Times - January 19, 2012

ABO KORKAS, Egypt - In a sparse, gray room with little but two pictures of Jesus on the walls, Mona Hanna sits on the floor, remembering a night nine months ago when her house was set on fire by Muslim men brandishing guns and knives....[view article]

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Center for American Progress, group tied to Obama, under fire from Israel advocates
The Washington Post - January 19, 2012

The Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank closely aligned with Hussein Obama, is embroiled in a dispute with several major Jewish organizations over statements on Israel and charges that some center staffers have used anti-Semitic language to attack pro-Israel Americans....[view article]

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Russia says strike on Iran would be 'catastrophe'
Times of India - January 18, 2012

MOSCOW: Russia on Wednesday warned that a military strike on Iran would be a "catastrophe" with the severest consequences which risked inflaming existing tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims....[view article]

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Turkey says Russian ship delivered 60 tons of 'dangerous cargo' to Syria
Today's Zaman - January 18, 2012

Turkey has confirmed that a Russian ship suspected of delivering munitions to Syria in violation of an EU arms embargo after an unscheduled stop in Greek Cyprus docked at Turkey's coast on Monday after offloading nearly 60 tons of what it called "dangerous cargo."...[view article]

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IDF holds first brigade-level parachute jump in 15 years
The Jerusalem Post - January 18, 2012

Skill viewed as critical ahead of future conflicts where fighting could be far from Israel; "We can't know what will happen in the changing Mideast," Paratroopers Brigade commander says....[view article]

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Report: Iran planning attacks on U.S. targets in Turkey
Haaretz.com - January 18, 2012

According to Turkish Zaman daily, a cell of the Quds Unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is planning to attack U.S. embassy in Ankara....[view article]

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Magnetic bomb kills nuclear scientist in Iran; Israel accused
MSNBC - January 11, 2012

TEHRAN, Iran - Two assailants on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the car of an Iranian university professor working at a key nuclear facility, killing him and wounding two people on Wednesday, a semiofficial news agency reported....[view article]

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Top senator: An attack on Israel is an attack on US
The Jerusalem Post - January 10, 2012

US Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) says an Iranian attack on Israel would be tantamount to attacking the United States....[view article]

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Lieberman: Palestinian Authority not looking to make peace
The Jerusalem Post - January 9, 2012

Foreign minister tells Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee "The only way forward is to manage the conflict, and not to end the conflict"; peace talks set to take place in Amman....[view article]

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Saudis: We do not fear Israeli cyber attack
YNet News - January 9, 2012

Media relations chief says local banks spend fortune on maintaining high security level at all times...[view article]

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Islamic Cult Leaders of Iran sentences American Man to Death in CIA Case
My Way News - January 9, 2012

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An Iranian court has convicted an American man of working for the CIA and sentenced him to death, state radio reported Monday, in a case adding to the accelerating tension between the United States and Iran....[view article]

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Deployment of thousands of U.S. troops in Israel, a start of war against Iran?
- January 9, 2012

The Middle East roils in crisis as a U.S. aircraft carrier entered one of the world's most important choke point for oil shipments, the Strait of Hormuz, which Iran has threatened to close if the United States raises sanctions against the Islamic Republic. The deployment of thousands of U.S. troops in Israel has raised speculation of an imminent war....[view article]

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US commander visits Israel to finalize missile drill
The Jerusalem Post - January 5, 2012

The drill, which is unprecedented in its size, will include the establishment of US command posts in Israel and IDF command posts at EUCOM headquarters in Germany - with the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a large-scale conflict in the Middle East....[view article]

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The U.S. and Biblical Israel
National Review Online - January 5, 2012

By now, most Americans know that the "two-state solution" is no solution to the war that supremacist Muslims have been waging against the state of Israel since its rebirth in 1948. Most Americans in public life know it too, but in public, nearly all of them pay lip service to the idea of a Palestinian state....[view article]

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An accelerating covert war with Iran: Could it spiral into military action?
Jewish World Review - January 5, 2012

When a sophisticated American spy drone went missing a month ago and fell into the Iranian military's hands, what had been whispered speculation at the end of the Bush administration became an all-but-officially acknowledged conclusion: The United States, along with a few key allies, is involved in an accelerating covert war with Iran....[view article]

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Iran warns US carrier to stay out of Persian Gulf
NBC News - January 3, 2012

Iran will take action if a U.S. aircraft carrier which left the area because of Iranian naval exercises returns to the Gulf, the state news agency quoted army chief Ataollah Salehi as saying on Tuesday....[view article]

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Netanyahu and the New (Old) Testament
Haaretz.com - December 30, 2011

Some two months ago, the Prime Minister's Office received a request to arrange a conference call with some Jewish and Christian leaders. The proposal was to sponsor an event of a routine kind - Netanyahu gets on the line, gives a short briefing about the "situation," fires off some relevant advocacy points, and then answers questions, making a concerted effort not to supply fodder for headlines....[view article]

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Secretly preparing options for aiding the Syrian opposition
Foreign Policy - December 29, 2011

As the violence in Syria spirals out of control, top officials in President Barack Obama's administration are quietly preparing options for how to assist the Syrian opposition, including gaming out the unlikely option of setting up a no-fly zone in Syria and preparing for another major diplomatic initiative....[view article]

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Thousands protest ultra-Orthodox extremism
The Jerusalem Post - December 29, 2011

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Iran - WORLD Iran: U.S. in 'No Position' to Give Orders on Strait of Hormuz
Fox News - December 29, 2011

TEHRAN - A senior Iranian commander said Thursday that Washington was "in no position" to give orders to Iran when it comes to the Strait of Hormuz, as tensions continued to rise between the countries over the key oil transit channel....[view article]

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Official: Iran stands ready to expand defensive ties with Iraq
- December 29, 2011

(CNN) -- Iran is prepared to expand military and security cooperation with neighboring Iraq, a top Iranian military official said -- a week after U.S. forces pulled out of Iraq.Many analysts blame Obama for this failure to see the ties that the Shia tribes have with one another. The Sunni and Kurd would not be keen on this movement, but they may not have the muscle to stop the loons of the 12th Imam, especially in Southern Iraq....[view article]

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Iran warns of closing strategic Hormuz oil route
AP - Associated Press - December 28, 2011

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's navy chief warned Wednesday that his country can easily close the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the passageway through which a sixth of the world's oil flows....[view article]

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Money Talks: National Unity Gov't formation depends on Quartet's reply- Abbas
- December 27, 2011

Gaza, Asharq Al-Awsat- sources have revealed to Asharq Al-Awsat that during a meeting in Cairo last week, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas admitted to the Palestinian factions secretaries general that the formation of the national accord government depends on the responses received from the Quartet about the future of the negotiations with Israel....[view article]

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Assad losing control as 10,000 soldiers desert Syrian military
Haaretz.com - December 21, 2011

More than 10,000 soldiers have deserted the Syrian army, sources say, with as many as half the conscripts not reporting in the last three call-ups....[view article]

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Failure to protect Egyptian historic sites could trigger foreign intervention, warn experts
- December 19, 2011

The fire that broke out in a Cairo library that houses thousands of rare documents raised concerns over the government's and the army's ability to protect historic sites at times of upheaval and drove several experts to warn of a possible intervention by foreign entities to preserve the heritage at risk....[view article]

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Egypt clashes move into 4th day, US worried
Reuters - December 19, 2011

CAIRO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces fought opponents of army rule in Cairo for a fourth day on Monday and the United States, worried by the violence, urged the generals to respect human rights....[view article]

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Blast hits Egypt's gas pipeline to Jordan, Israel
Reuters - December 19, 2011

(Reuters) - An Egyptian pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan was bombed Sunday, the 10th such attack this year, but no fire erupted because the line that runs through North Sinai was already disabled, a security source said....[view article]

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Israeli Navy completing secret 2 year submarine upgrade
The Jerusalem Post - December 19, 2011

Israel is reinstating one of its Dolphin-class submarines; Gantz gives Chief of Staff awards to covert Flotilla 13, Maglan units....[view article]

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Israel announces new 'depth' command for long-range military operations
Haaretz.com - December 16, 2011

The Israel Defense Forces is forming a command to supervise "depth" operations, actions undertaken by the military far from Israel's borders, the army announced on Thursday....[view article]

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Exclusive: Iran hijacked US drone, says Iranian engineer
- December 15, 2011

Iran guided the CIA's "lost" stealth drone to an intact landing inside hostile territory by exploiting a navigational weakness long-known to the US military, according to an Iranian engineer now working on the captured drone's systems inside Iran....[view article]

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Army defectors kill Syrian forces, sources say
CNN - December 15, 2011

(CNN) -- Syrian army defectors killed as many as 27 security forces in southern Syria Thursday, anti-government sources told CNN, the latest in a string of actions by anti-regime armed forces....[view article]

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Israeli officials say Assad is doomed
The Washington Post - December 14, 2011

JERUSALEM - In a shift, Israeli officials are welcoming the prospect that Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, will be overthrown, an event Defense Minister Ehud Barak says could be weeks away....[view article]

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Egypt's Christian minority praying for a secular miracle
Jewish World Review - December 14, 2011

A caretaker sweeps the stones, a woman slips into a pew. But these days Egypt's minority Coptic Christians are finding little serenity....[view article]

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Iran is developing low-flying cruise missiles
The Jerusalem Post - November 30, 2011

Missile Defense Agency head says Israel's missile defenses are developed in correlation with developments in Iran....[view article]

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Islamic immigration's effect on nations' laws
OneNewsNow.com - November 30, 2011

In light of the "honor killings" trial that is making front-page headlines in Canada, a pro-family leader is calling on the government to take a good, hard look at who it allows into the country....[view article]

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Iran: We'll fire 150,000 missiles at Israel if attacked
YNet News - November 28, 2011

Defense minister Vahidi tells army volunteers 'Israel has to be punished for what it has done to the Muslims in Palestine.' Iran must understand that it will be punished if it even attempts to touch Israel....[view article]

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Pakistanis burn Obama effigy and US flag
SKY News - November 28, 2011

Hundreds of enraged Pakistanis have taken to the streets across the country, burning an effigy of Hussein Obama and setting fire to U.S. flags after 24 soldiers died in NATO air strikes....[view article]

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Saboteurs blow up Egypt gas pipeline to Jordan, Israel
Reuters - November 28, 2011

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saboteurs blew up Egypt's gas pipeline to Jordan and Israel on Monday, witnesses and security sources said, a few hours before the country holds its first free election since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February....[view article]

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Kuwait cabinet resigns amid political crisis
- November 28, 2011

Kuwait's cabinet has resigned after protesters and opposition deputies demanded that the prime minister step down over allegations of corruption, state-run television has reported....[view article]

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Syria troops have killed more than 250 children, UN report finds
Guardian - November 28, 2011

Report to UN human rights council accuses Damascus of crimes against humanity and operating shoot-to-kill policy...[view article]

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Egypt unrest stirs fears inside Israel
- November 23, 2011

Days of protest in Egypt, ahead of elections expected to produce big wins for the Muslim Brotherhood, have stirred fears in Israel about bilateral ties and the future of the countries' peace treaty. Israel had largely avoided comment on the unrest, which has seen dozens of Egyptians killed, but with protesters showing no signs of calling off their demonstrations, officials here have started to show concern.  ...[view article]

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Arabs Like Saddam, Hugo Chavez, More Than Hussein Obama
US News & World Report - November 23, 2011

Despite intense and sustained efforts to woo the Arab world with money and nice words, a newly released survey of the region finds that Hussein Obama is at the bottom of a list Arabs admire most....[view article]

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'Fatah-Hamas gov't won't see a dime'
YNet News - November 23, 2011

According to a statement released by Lieberman's office, the foreign minister told Montonegro's Milan Rocen in a meeting that Israel will not recognize or negotiate with a Palestinian unity government that does not unambiguously accept the conditions presented in the Quartet's blueprint for the renewal of the peace talks....[view article]

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Report: Russia warships to enter Syria waters in bid to stem foreign intervention
Haaretz.com - November 21, 2011

Syrian official says Damascus agrees 'in principle' to allow entrance of Arab League observer mission; 22-member body proposed sending hundreds of observers to the to help end the bloodshed....[view article]

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American spies outed, CIA suffers in Lebanon
AP - Associated Press - November 21, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA's operations in Lebanon have been badly damaged after Hezbollah identified and captured a number of U.S. spies recently, current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The intelligence debacle is particularly troubling because the CIA saw it coming....[view article]

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U.S., Russia, China united on Iran: White House
Reuters - November 21, 2011

(Reuters) - The White House said on Saturday that Iran is facing an unprecedented degree of isolation, with major world powers united in their opposition to Tehran getting a nuclear weapon....[view article]

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Palestinians Trying to 'Wipe Out Jewish History'
CBN News - November 21, 2011

JERUSALEM, Israel -- An Israeli official says that the admission of Palestinians as a member state of UNESCO has emboldened them to claim Judeo-Christian biblical sites as their own....[view article]

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US, UK, Canada to announce new sanctions on Iran
YNet News - November 21, 2011

Washington, London and Ottawa set to impose new, coordinated financial sanctions on Islamic Republic. Measures to exclude Tehran's Central Bank...[view article]

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Pentagon Receives Massive Bunker-Busting Bombs, Denies Targeting Iran
Fox News - November 17, 2011

Pentagon officials are speaking publicly about the military's new 30,000-pound massive ordnance penetrator, or MOP, known now as the biggest "bunker-busting bomb" in the world....[view article]

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IDOP 2011: Pray for the Persecuted Church
Voice of the Martyrs - November 9, 2011

Use VOM’s Church Resource kit to join with believers around the world on Nov. 13, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. The Church Resource kit contains everything you need to host an IDOP meeting at church or at home. The kit includes a short video, brochures and other tools to help you share the message of the persecuted....[view article]

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Israel's Reaction to the IAEA Report On Iran's Nuclear Capabilities
Israeli Embassy - November 9, 2011

"The IAEA report corroborates the position of the international community, and of Israel, that Iran is developing nuclear weapons....[view article]

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UN reports Iran work 'specific' to nuclear arms
- November 9, 2011

The UN atomic agency said for the first time on Tuesday that Iran is suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose is the development of nuclear arms, an assessment that draws on 1,000 pages of intelligence and nearly a decade of research....[view article]

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Mentally Challenged Amadinejad Vows No Retreat From Nukes
The Jerusalem Post - November 9, 2011

In first reaction to damning IAEA report, Iranian president says findings were based on "invalid" information from Washington and that investigation damages the UN nuclear watchdog's dignity....[view article]

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard threatens US
YNet News - November 9, 2011

General Hajizadeh says 'if you kill any of us, we will kill dozens of you,' while Ahmadinejad claims Tehran does not need nuclear bomb to confront US. FM Salehi: If we wanted to develop nukes we would declare so openly. (But they are developing nuke warheads and they didn't openly declare it, because Iran is afraid of the consequences which will devastate their country.)...[view article]

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Boehner: Obama 'Shirking His Responsibilities' as Leader
Newsmax.com - November 9, 2011

Obama has "been AWOL running around the country giving speeches" while Democrats and Republicans in Congress have been trying to find bipartisan solutions to improve the economy....[view article]

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Open-Mics and Closed Minds - The Real Obama Exposed
Jewish World Review - November 9, 2011

The juicy part was about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "I cannot stand him. He is a liar," said Sarkozy. Not to be outdone Obama replied, "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!" (Actually, that is how most Americans feel about Obama.)...[view article]

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IAEA says foreign expertise has brought Iran to threshold of nuclear capability
The Washington Post - November 9, 2011

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UN Reports Security Council Divided on Palestinians
Worthy News - November 9, 2011

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Iranian Officials Pressure Imprisoned Pastor to Return to Islam
Worthy News - November 9, 2011

TEHRAN, IRAN (Worthy News)- Iranian officials are trying to convince an imprisoned pastor to return to Islam while he awaits word from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on whether he should be executed for converting to Christianity....[view article]

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Prisoner swap: Lawmakers weigh in
POLITICO.com - October 31, 2011

Three dozen members of Congress urged FBI Director Robert Mueller and Hillary Clinton on Friday to treat the Palestinians freed by Israel in the swap for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit as terrorists because the truth is ...  they are!...[view article]

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Syria's government confident, but country polarized
The Washington Post - October 31, 2011

DAMASCUS, SYRIA - President Bashar al-Assad's government is confident that it has weathered the worst of the turmoil sweeping Syria and will soon be able to overcome any remaining challenges to its survival....[view article]

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US is planning buildup in Gulf after Iraq exit
MSNBC - October 31, 2011

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The U.S. military plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats. That repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran....[view article]

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Is Ahmadinejad's team planning a military coup in Iran?
Worthy News - October 31, 2011

The fundamentalist movement in Iran close to the supreme leader of the Islamic republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has criticized president Mahmud Ahmadinejad and his close circle, referring to it as "the perverted team," of planning a military coup in a bid to take full control of the country....[view article]

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(CBC NEWS, 10/11 and Los Angeles Times 10-11)
Washington Times - October 31, 2011

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to execute a 1,000-for-1 prisoner exchange last week despite his frequently voiced opposition to such lopsided deals is seen by several Israeli military commentators as an effort to "clear the deck" before possibly undertaking an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities....[view article]

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Hamas boosting anti-aircraft arsenal with looted Libyan missiles
Haaretz.com - October 27, 2011

Anti-aircraft missiles smuggled into Gaza at Iran's initiative, but fall of Muammar Gadhafi regime provided Hamas with higher quality missiles; rocket hits south Israel Wednesday night after period of relative calm....[view article]

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Mideast 'quartet' tries new approach with Israel, Palestinians
LA Times - October 26, 2011

Envoy Tony Blair says the quartet, frustrated with the peace process, will seek border and security proposals first from Israelis and Palestinians to gauge whether direct talks are feasible....[view article]

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Capitol Hill Missionary Sees Signs of Hope
Christian Newswire - October 26, 2011

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- After 18 years as a missionary to top government officials in Washington, DC, the Reverend Rob Schenck, president of Faith and Action in the Nation's Capital, says there are hopeful signs of a spiritual awakening among elected and appointed officials....[view article]

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Egypt's military ducking responsibility for anti-Christian violence
Jewish World Review - October 26, 2011

On Oct. 9, the Army appeared to target Christians who were protesting peacefully. Egypt's military prosecution has summoned two activists, raising fears it is seeking scapegoats for violence that killed some 28 people....[view article]

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Obama + Egypt -- akin to Carter + Iran?
OneNewsNow.com - October 20, 2011

An expert on the Middle East says the "democratic uprising" in Egypt reminds him of similar occurrences during the Carter administration....[view article]

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Prisoner swap with Israel emboldens Hamas
The Washington Post - October 19, 2011

TEL AVIV - Captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit returned home Tuesday looking pale and rail thin to a country bracing itself for fallout from a prisoner swap that has emboldened the militant Palestinian faction Hamas....[view article]

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Gaza Strip will rejoice Tuesday, but make no mistake about it - Palestinians envy us
YNet News - October 19, 2011

On Tuesday we shall see decorated stages, flags and joyous masses in Gaza. We shall see many arms raised and many fingers making the victory sign. Gaza shall rejoice, and to my great regret Israel will be affected by these sights....[view article]

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Bible's authors decoded by computer
NBC News - October 17, 2011

Israeli researchers have built a computer algorithm to decode one of the most important books in Western culture: the Bible. The results accord generally with the consensus of scholars that the book contains writing styles defined as "priestly" and "non-priestly."...[view article]

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One of Obama's Worst Nightmares
Jewish World Review - October 17, 2011

What would be the mother of all nightmares for Hussein Obama before next year's election? A nuclear-armed Iran. Obama has declared he will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear-weapons capability.Obama has many nightmares potentially unfolding, but this one is right around the corner....[view article]

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IDF forms elite unit to monitor unstable border with Egypt
Haaretz.com - October 17, 2011

Since its inception, the Rimon unit has not had a base of its own. That is, it has a base somewhere in the heart of the Negev where the officers and the commanders sleep when new fighters are doing their training at various Givati Brigade installations. But it does not have a permanent home nor is it clear whether it will ever have one....[view article]

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Notorious Iranian militant has a connection to alleged assassination plot against Saudi envoy
The Washington Post - October 17, 2011

When nearly $100,000 landed in an undercover FBI bank account from a source linked to an Iranian paramilitary force, officials began taking seriously an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador that at first had seemed outlandish....[view article]

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Poll: 79% in favor of Shalit deal
YNet News - October 17, 2011

The vast majority of Israel's citizens are in favor of the deal securing the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for 1,027 terrorists, a public opinion poll commissioned by Yedioth Ahronoth shows.That's about right -- 1 Israeli = 1,000 Moslem terrorists. Even the Moslem terrorists agree....[view article]

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Who are the Palestinian prisoners set for release in Shalit deal?
Haaretz.com - October 17, 2011

New details reveal prisoners include terrorists involved in planning and carrying out attacks at checkpoints, restaurants and army bases....[view article]

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Evangelical Christian pilgrims take part in mass baptism in Israel's Jordan River
NBC News - October 17, 2011

Evangelical Christian pilgrims from Brazil take part in a mass baptism ceremony in the waters of the Jordan River at Yardenit in northern Israel on Oct. 15. According to the gospels, Jesus Christ was baptized in the water of the Jordan River by John the Baptist. More than 6000 Evangelical pilgrims arrived in Israel during the Jewish holiday of Sukkoth, or the Feast of Tabernacles, to show their support in the Jewish state....[view article]

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Former Netanyahu Adviser: Time for the US to Strike Iran? Read more on Newsmax.com: Former Netanyahu Adviser: Time for the US to Strike Iran? Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election?
Newsmax.com - October 17, 2011

Has the time come for the U.S. to launch pre-emptive military strikes on Iran's terrorist infrastructure and nuclear facilities? The time has come for Obama and each of the Republican presidential candidates to explain what concrete and decisive steps they will take to safeguard U.S. national security from the growing threat posed by the mullahs in Tehran....[view article]

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Smuggled Libyan weapons flood into Egypt
The Washington Post - October 13, 2011

EL ARISH, Egypt - Large caches of weapons from Libya are making their way across the Egyptian border and flooding black markets in Egypt's already unstable Sinai Peninsula, according to current and former Egyptian military officials and arms traders in the Sinai....[view article]

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Our World: The forgotten Christians of the East
The Jerusalem Post - October 13, 2011

On Sunday night, Egyptian Copts staged what was supposed to be a peaceful vigil at Egypt's state television headquarters in Cairo. The 1,000 Christians represented the ancient Christian community of some 8 million whose presence in Egypt predates the establishment of Islam by several centuries....[view article]

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U.S. Defense Secretary to arrive in Israel to discuss Iran nuclear program
Haaretz.com - October 3, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will arrive in Israel on Monday and meet with Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The two are due to discuss several issues including security ties between the U.S. and Israel, the Palestinian drive for independence, the "Arab Spring" and the Iranian nuclear program....[view article]

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Turkey cancels natural gas contract with Russia
Today's Zaman - October 3, 2011

Turkey has decided that it will not renew for another five years a 25-year-old natural gas deal with Russia on the grounds that the energy-rich country's supplier Gazprom has declined to discount the natural gas it sells to Turkey via the Russia-Turkey Western Pipeline....[view article]

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Virtual Dead Sea scrolls get more than a million hits in just one week
Haaretz.com - October 3, 2011

More than a million people have visited a new website featuring high-resolution photographs of several Dead Sea Scrolls since the site was launched less than a week ago by the Israel Museum and Google Israel....[view article]

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Israel accepts Quartet call for peace talks
Reuters - October 3, 2011

(Reuters) - Israel accepted on Sunday a call by international mediators to resume peace talks with the Palestinians, who quickly reaffirmed their refusal to negotiate until settlement-building stops on land they seek for state....[view article]

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Ayalon defends Gilo plan despite Quartet condemnation
The Jerusalem Post - October 3, 2011

Gilo is not a settlement but an "integral part of Jerusalem," Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon stressed during a tour of the capital's third-largest neighborhood for 50 members of the foreign media on Sunday....[view article]

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Iranian Pastor Sentenced to Death: Nadarkhani Refuses to Convert
IBT: International Business Times - September 29, 2011

Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who is facing the death penalty, again refused to convert to Islam to save his life. Nadarkhani was arrested in 2009 for the crime of apostasy because he allegedly abandoned Islam for Christianity. As a pastor, Iranian clerics believe that Nadarkhani was preaching in order to convert Muslims....[view article]

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Al-Qaida calls on Ahmadinejad to end 9/11 conspiracy theories
Guardian - September 28, 2011

Al-Qaida has sent a message to the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, asking him to stop spreading conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks....[view article]

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Netanyahu: Peace can't be forged through UN resolutions
- September 26, 2011

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly on Friday, saying that despite popular perception, Israel and he himself want peace, but that peace "must be anchored in security" and cannot be forged by UN resolutions....[view article]

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Dead Sea Scrolls go online
YNet News - September 26, 2011

Israel's national museum, international web giant Google make world-famous Dead Sea Scrolls available online 2,000 years after they were written, decades after being found in desert caves...[view article]

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ABBAS: "They talk to us about the Jewish state, but I respond to them with a final answer: We shall not recognize a Jewish state,"
YNet News - September 23, 2011

"They talk to us about the Jewish state, but I respond to them with a final answer: We shall not recognize a Jewish state," Abbas said in a meeting with some 200 senior representatives of the Palestinian community in the US, shortly before taking the podium and delivering a speech at the United Nations General Assembly....[view article]

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PM lobbies world leaders on Security Council vote
The Jerusalem Post - September 22, 2011

NEW YORK - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday worked to shore up support for Israel's opposition to the Palestinian unilateral bid for recognition of statehood, by holding meetings with world leaders in New York on the sidelines of the opening session of the 66th UN General Assembly meeting....[view article]

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Palestinians prepared to delay statehood bid by 'several months'
Telegraph - September 22, 2011

Palestinian officials on Wednesday signalled its willingness to delay a United Nations Security Council vote on their bid for statehood by "several months", as Hussein Obama publicly rejected their plans to seek nation status....[view article]

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Hussein Obama advised to 'stand with Israel'
OneNewsNow.com - September 22, 2011

A pro-Israel group has used a major mainstream media outlet to lambast Hussein Obama's record on the Jewish state. If it were not for the vote......[view article]

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US Walks Out as World-Class Idiot Ahmadinejad Delivers Anti-US Speech
AP - Associated Press - September 22, 2011

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - American diplomats led a walkout at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday as Iran's Idiot President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fiercely attacked the United States and major West European nations as "arrogant powers" ruled by greed and eager for military adventurism....[view article]

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Obama making final push to blunt Palestinian bid
AP - Associated Press - September 21, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Scrambling to head off a diplomatic clash, Obama will publicly push for the Palestinians to drop a statehood bid when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday....[view article]

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Israel Floats 'Interim Solution' Proposal At UN To Stem Palestinian Statehood Tension
CBSNews.com - September 21, 2011

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - There were frantic efforts at the United Nations on Tuesday to avoid a Friday face-off over Palestinian statehood....[view article]

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Palestinian move hits Obama vote base
FT - Financial Times - September 21, 2011

Obama will hold talks with Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority president, on Wednesday evening. This will follow planned discussions with Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli leader, earlier in the day. The tangle has left the man occupying the White House juggling for his re-election. The Palestinian push for statehood is playing into the Republican narrative that he has let Israel and the U.S. Jewish community down...and he has....[view article]

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Iranian Youth Searching for Answers; Open to the Gospel Message
Christian Newswire - September 21, 2011

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is preparing to address the annual United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, a significant number of Iranians, many from a younger generation, are dissatisfied with the status quo and are searching for answers to the issues they face. As a result, many are coming to Christ....[view article]

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Nuclear terrorism may rise from Libyan, Syrian fallout
The Jerusalem Post - September 21, 2011

Iran is directly involved in activities related to the design and testing of nuclear weapons, head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. Shaul Chorev, warned on Tuesday in a speech at the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna....[view article]

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Palestinian Push for Statehood Jeopardizes Millions of Dollars in U.S. Aid
Fox News - September 19, 2011

Go ahead keep it up! The U.S. can then use the money to help real people in need, and stop the funding of terrorism and HAMAS at the same time....[view article]

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The UN Disaster is Obama's Fault
Jewish World Review - September 19, 2011

The lion's share of the blame for the Palestinian unilateral push ought to fall on Obama. Though peace talks were stalled when he took office in January 2009, the deterioration of a relatively stable standoff into the volatile situation that exists today is due in no small measure to the blunders that the Obama's team has committed over the past 32 months....[view article]

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Turkey Predicts Alliance With Egypt as Regional Anchors
The New York Times - September 19, 2011

ANKARA, Turkey - A newly assertive Turkey offered on Sunday a vision of a starkly realigned Middle East, where the country's former allies in Syria and Israel fall into deeper isolation, and a burgeoning alliance with Egypt underpins a new order in a region roiled by revolt and revolution....[view article]

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Rep. Walsh Urges Palestinian Authority to End Bid for Statehood at United Nations
Christian Newswire - September 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today, Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-08) urged the Palestinian Authority to drop its bid for unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations. Palestinian Authority Leader Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on September 23. Walsh has introduced H.Res. 394 to support Israel's right to annex Judea and Samaria in the event that the Palestinian Authority continues to push for this vote at the United Nations. It has...[view article]

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Obama's Israel policy seen as factor that cost him House seat
YNet News - September 14, 2011

According to the New York Times, Turner took advantage of the discontent among the Jewish community with Obama's policy toward Israel and his conduct pertaining to the Middle East peace process....[view article]

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Israeli officials: Jordan hanging by a thread
YNet News - September 14, 2011

As the US steps up its effort to prevent a Palestinian unilateral bid to declare statehood, Israeli officials fear a new eastern front in the form of Jordan. State officials warn that Jordan is in an extremely precarious state and effectively "hanging by a thread."...[view article]

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Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, readying forces: spokesman
Reuters - September 14, 2011

(Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi is still in Libya and in good spirits, with a powerful army behind him, the ousted leader's spokesman said on Wednesday....[view article]

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PLO official: Palestinians, Israelis must be totally separated
Haaretz.com - September 14, 2011

Commenting on the subject of minority rights in the potential Palestinian state, PLO envoy to the U.S. says past experience shows the two people should be 'totally separated.'...[view article]

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NY win for GOP seen as Obama rebuke
AP - Associated Press - September 14, 2011

NEW YORK - It sounded improbable on the surface that a New York City congressional district where Democrats have a 3-1 registration edge and have held office for nearly a century could even come close to electing a Republican to the U.S. House....[view article]

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Iran tests new smart bombs
YNet News - September 14, 2011

Tehran's mass air force drill peaks as IRIAF tests fighter jets' new anti-missile systems, guided smart bombs said to have range of 40km...[view article]

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Israeli official: Gates-Netanyahu tensions led to serious 2-month crisis with U.S.
Haaretz.com - September 8, 2011

Gates tells Obama Netanyahu 'not only ungrateful, but also endangering his country by refusing to grapple with Israel's growing isolation and with the demographic challenges it faces if it keeps control of the West Bank.'...[view article]

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IDF general: Likelihood of regional war growing
YNet News - September 6, 2011

Recent revolutions in the Arab world and the deteriorating ties with Turkey are raising the likelihood of a regional war in the Middle East, IDF Home Front Command Chief, Major General Eyal Eisenberg warned Monday....[view article]

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Son Denies Rebels' Claim That Qaddafi Is Cornered
The New York Times - September 1, 2011

TRIPOLI, Libya - A top official of Libya's transitional government said Wednesday that its fighters had cornered Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in a desert redoubt 150 miles from the capital and were exhorting him to give up, in what would bring a sense of finality to the prolonged uprising that routed him and his family from Tripoli a week ago....[view article]

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Israel's 'Iron Dome' missile defense system hits 85% of targets
Washington Times - August 31, 2011

Israel's cutting-edge missile defense called Iron Dome scored an 85 percent success rate in knocking out rockets launched against Israel's southern cities in recent clashes with Gaza....[view article]

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European Coalition for Israel
- August 31, 2011

When you receive this newsletter it will only be a few weeks before the Palestinian Authorities plan to submit their request for statehood at the 66th Session of the General Assembly in New York.  For the last 15 months, ECI has warned about this prospect, and we are now almost there. In this letter we will focus on what each one of you can do in the coming days and weeks to help support Israel. The clock is ticking...[view article]

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ARMED CONFLICT RETURNS TO ISRAEL
- August 31, 2011

ARMED CONFLICT RETURNS TO ISRAEL By David Dolan   Major clashes broke out between Palestinian and Israeli armed forces in mid August, which many analysts say might portend fuller warfare looming on the horizon.  Sparked off by the worst Islamic terror attacks against Israeli citizens in several years, the clashes left scores dead and wounded on both sides.  The initial Palestinian terrorist assaults were launched from the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula by a militant Muslim group closely linked to the...[view article]

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'Radical Islam: What You Need to Know' Released Nationwide
Christian Newswire - August 31, 2011

DALLAS, Aug. 31, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Radical Islam: What You Need to Know," the latest book by author, educator and cultural apologist, Dr. Jim Denison, is now available at Christian bookstores and major bookseller websites across America....[view article]

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Poll: Most American Moslems satisfied with Obama
YNet News - August 31, 2011

This title should tell you all you need to know, but read the article for yourself....[view article]

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IDF strikes Gaza after more than 20 rockets hit southern Israel
Haaretz.com - August 25, 2011

Palestinians report eight killed, some 20 wounded from IDF strikes; nine-month-old baby lightly wounded after rocket hits Ashkelon region on Wednesday night....[view article]

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Photo by: Steve Linde US congressman: Israel owes Turkey no apology
The Jerusalem Post - August 25, 2011

Israel owes no apology to Turkey over the Mavi Marmara incident, and should not have issued any type of apology to Egypt over the killing of three security officers there, outspoken US Congressman Allen West (RFlorida) said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday....[view article]

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Tensions flare as barrage of rockets strikes southern Israel
Haaretz.com - August 25, 2011

Palestinians reported a total of seven people killed by IAF strikes in the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, including two leaders of the Islamic Jihad....[view article]

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Mentally Challenged Ahmadinejad: Iran is determined to eradicate Israel
Haaretz.com - August 25, 2011

Iranian president says those who are for humanity should also be for eradicating Israel, since the 'Zionist regime is a symbol of suppression and discrimination.'...[view article]

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Israel's Iron Dome system reassures nation on Gaza
Jewish World Review - August 24, 2011

ASHKELON, Israel —  A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas took hold on Monday, ending four days of rocket attacks and air strikes across the Gaza border that brought the sides to the brink of a major military conflict for the second time in five months. ...[view article]

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Turkey mulls cutting economic ties
The Jerusalem Post - August 24, 2011

WASHINGTON - Turkey has informed the US that Israel's refusal to apologize for the IDF operation to thwart last year's Turkish flotilla bringing supplies to the Gaza Strip will not go unpunished....[view article]

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VIDEO UPDAYE: Libyan rebels: Gadhafi compound under attack in Tripoli
CNN - August 23, 2011

What appeared to be a climactic showdown between rebel and government forces in Libya a day earlier dissolved into confusion and uncertainty about whether ruler Moammar Gadhafi's regime would fall anytime soon....[view article]

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Iran shows off new cruise missile
YNet News - August 23, 2011

Ahmadinejad unveils Ghader missile capable of destroying warships, with range of 124 miles...[view article]

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Iran shows off new cruise missile
YNet News - August 23, 2011

Ahmadinejad unveils Ghader missile capable of destroying warships, with range of 124 miles...[view article]

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Iran Moves Some Centrifuges to Underground Site
Fox News - August 22, 2011

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has moved some of its centrifuge machines to an underground enrichment site that offers better protection from possible airstrikes, the country's vice president said Monday....[view article]

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Municipalities 'battle' over Iron Dome
YNet News - August 22, 2011

Success of missile defense system leaves southern municipalities fighting over right to be next to recieve coveted Iron Dome battery...[view article]

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Israel and Hamas agree Gaza truce, officials say
BBC - August 22, 2011

Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group which governs the Gaza Strip, say they have agreed to a ceasefire after five days of violence....[view article]

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Obama: We'll Print More Money to Help Libya
The Jerusalem Post - August 22, 2011

Obama said on Monday the United States would be a friend and partner to Libya, but urged rebels poised to depose Muammar Gaddafi to not seek justice through violent reprisals....[view article]

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Six killed in series of terrorist attacks in southern Israel
Haaretz.com - August 18, 2011

Several killed, dozens wounded after armed gunmen fired on bus traveling near Eilat, close to Egypt border; IDF and trades fire with gunmen; mortars are fired from Egyptian border; IDF kills several terrorists....[view article]

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Reports: Iran Seizes Thousands of Bibles; Destroys Church
Worthy News - August 18, 2011

Iranian authorities seized thousands of Bibles in north-west Iran and destroyed a church in the Islamic country's south-east as part of a wider crackdown on Christianity, Iranian Christians said in messages monitored by Worthy News....[view article]

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The Mideast U.S. Officials: Syria Using Diplomats to Threaten Opposition Around the World
Fox News - August 17, 2011

Syria is taking its war against President Bashar al-Assad's political opponents global, using diplomats in Washington, London and elsewhere to track and intimidate expatriates who speak out against the Damascus regime, according to Syrian dissidents and U.S. officials....[view article]

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Report: Turkey thwarts Iran weapons shipment to Hezbollah
Haaretz.com - August 16, 2011

Germany's Süddeutsche Zeitung daily quotes 'Western diplomats' as saying that Turkish authorities stopped a large weapons shipment on border with Syria....[view article]

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COMMENTARY: Why Egypt is angry over $65 million in US democracy grants
Jewish World Review - August 15, 2011

CAIRO- (TCSM) The Egyptian government's hostile response to a US initiative to fund pro-democracy groups has strained America's relations with its biggest Arab ally during a critical transitional period for Egypt....[view article]

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VIDEO: Tourists impressed by tent city in Tel Aviv
YNet News - August 11, 2011

Foreigners used to hearing about Israel in a political context are being exposed for the first time to Israel's social agenda. Ynet spoke to some at Rothschild Blvd's tent city...[view article]

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Syrian forces storm town near Turkey border: resident
Hurriyey Daily News and Economic Review - August 11, 2011

Syrian armored forces on an offensive to crush popular unrest stormed an important town on the main highway in a northern province near the border with Turkey on Thursday and at least 100 people were arrested, a resident and local activists said....[view article]

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Iran's rich eat ice cream flecked with gold as poor struggle to survive
The Washington Post - August 8, 2011

Tehran — Gold-flecked ice cream wasn’t part of the picture that Shiite Muslim clerics painted during the Iranian Revolution, when they promised to lift the poor by distributing the country’s vast oil income equally across society....[view article]

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Netanyahu anticipates 'enormous change' in Israel's economy
Haaretz.com - August 8, 2011

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday announced the formation of a panel of experts to hold a dialogue with the leaders of the tent protests....[view article]

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COMMENTARY: Why Arab leaders are largely silent on Syria's brutal crackdown
Jewish World Review - August 4, 2011

The Syrian regime's crackdown on the rebellious city of Hama has triggered an international outcry, with ambassadors recalled from Damascus and the United Nations Security Council convening to discuss the worsening violence....[view article]

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The Palestinians' Imaginary State
Foreign Policy - August 4, 2011

In a few weeks, an overwhelming majority in the United Nations General Assembly will likely vote for collective recognition of a Palestinian state. But which Palestinian state? Of the three Palestinian states the assembly could recognize, two are real and arguably could meet the requirements for statehood....[view article]

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Israeli Official: No Return to 1967 'Borders'
CBN News - August 3, 2011

JERUSALEM, Israel - A senior Israeli official denied reports Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ready to accept the pre-1967 lines as the basis for restarting negotiations with the Palestinians. Netanyahu and others have referred to those lines as "indefensible borders."...[view article]

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Ahmadinejad slams US-Israel Mideast 'plot'
YNet News - August 1, 2011

Iranian president warns Washington, Jerusalem's efforts to have Arab nations recognize Israel will destabilize region...[view article]

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Palestinian independence plans will not succeed
Deutsche Welle - July 28, 2011

The United Nations Security Council began discussions on the Middle East on Tuesday, including the Palestinian proposal for acceptance as a full UN member. The Palestinians hope to achieve a UN General Assembly resolution in September, recognizing Palestine within the pre-1967 war borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital....[view article]

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Israel announces full diplomatic ties with South Sudan
Haaretz.com - July 28, 2011

Delegation from Foreign Ministry visits South Sudan capital of Juba; Interior Minister Yishai calls on Israel to immediately begin negotiations to return thousands of Sudanese refugees who crossed into Israel illegally....[view article]

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Israel successfully tests Arrow 3 Missile
- July 27, 2011

Progress in multi-layered anti-rocket defenses • Test comes amid recent declarations by Iranian Air Force chief Ali Hajizadeh: If the Zionist entity wants to attack us, we will strike at the heart of Tel Aviv....[view article]

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Israeli ambassador to UN: Palestinian bid for statehood will not bring peace
Haaretz.com - July 27, 2011

The Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, said Tuesday in UN Security Council that a Palestinian unilateral move for statehood in September "will not bring peace to our region."...[view article]

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China and Iran plan oil barter
FT - Financial Times - July 25, 2011

Tehran and Beijing are in talks about using a barter system to exchange Iranian oil for Chinese goods and services, as US financial sanctions have blocked China from paying at least $20bn for oil imports....[view article]

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'China, Iran discussing barter system to bypass sanctions'
The Jerusalem Post - July 25, 2011

Iran and China are discussing using a barter system to exchange Iranian oil for Chinese goods and services, as US sanctions have blocked China from paying at least $20 billion for oil, the Financial Times said....[view article]

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Turkey threatens diplomatic action pending Israel apology for Gaza flotilla raid
Haaretz.com - July 25, 2011

The Turkish government has formulated a back-up plan that it has threatened to execute should Israel continue to refuse to apologize for the commando raid that killed nine Turkish pro-Palestinian activists aboard the Gaza-bound ship Mavi Marmara in May 2010....[view article]

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Iran: Murder of nuclear scientist is Israeli-American 'act of terror'
Haaretz.com - July 25, 2011

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani blamed Israel and the U.S. for the murder of an Iranian nuclear scientist on Saturday, AFP reported Sunday. Larijani was quoted in the Mehr news agency calling the killing an "American-Zionist act of terror."...[view article]

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Israeli sources: Arab Spring let Palestinians ramp up Gaza arms smuggling
Haaretz.com - July 25, 2011

The revolutions in the Arab world, especially the Egyptian security forces' diminished control in the Sinai, have allowed the Palestinians to exponentially increase their weapons smuggling into the Gaza Strip, senior defense officials say....[view article]

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Netanyahu cancels Poland visit as Israel is taken by storm by housing protests
Haaretz.com - July 25, 2011

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his scheduled visit to Poland this week following mass housing protests that have been gaining momentum in various cities across Israel....[view article]

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Israel Intercepts Boat Carrying Weapons on Dead Sea
AP - Associated Press - July 25, 2011

JERUSALEM - Israeli security forces intercepted a boat Monday on the Dead Sea carrying assault rifles and ammunition from Jordan, Israeli authorities said....[view article]

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A Torah scroll's unlikely journey to remote Uganda village
Jewish World Review - July 21, 2011

DALLAS - Dr. Isador Lieberman, a world-renowned spinal surgeon, is the kind of guy whose work life is scheduled to the minute. So, when a man appeared unannounced in his office 11 years ago with vague questions and a hard-to-decipher accent, Lieberman's response was frosty....[view article]

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Palestine - 'Occupation Incorporated'
SKY News - July 21, 2011

An African UN worker in the West Bank recently remarked to a mutual friend 'When people see me coming they see a walking ATM machine'....[view article]

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House bill to limit aid to Pakistan, Palestinians
AP - Associated Press - July 19, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel unveiled a bill Monday that would block U.S. aid to Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon and the Palestinian Authority unless the Obama administration reassures Congress that they are cooperating in the worldwide fight against terrorism....[view article]

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Israeli minister says Palestinians losing UN bid
AP - Associated Press - July 19, 2011

JERUSALEM - International support for a planned Palestinian declaration of independence at the U.N. in September is waning, in large part because of intense Israeli lobbying against the initiative, a senior Israeli diplomat claimed Monday....[view article]

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United States recognizes Libyan rebels as legitimate government
The Washington Post - July 19, 2011

ISTANBUL - The United States granted Libyan rebel leaders full diplomatic recognition as the governing authority of Libya on Friday, a move that could give the cash-strapped rebels access to more than $30 billion in frozen assets that once belonged to Moammar Gaddafi....[view article]

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Ayalon launches campaign to tell 'truth about W. Bank'
The Jerusalem Post - July 19, 2011

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon stars in a video released by his ministry on Thursday, in which he presents a historical narrative meant to help wage the public diplomacy battle....[view article]

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'Israel warns Assad: Attack us, we'll hit you personally'
The Jerusalem Post - June 30, 2011

Israel sent a message to Syrian President Bashar Assad in recent days, warning him that if he started a war with the Jewish state in order to divert attention from domestic problems, Israel will target him personally, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Tuesday....[view article]

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PM: Iron Dome system crucial to peace with Palestinians
The Jerusalem Post - June 30, 2011

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is starting to prepare for US help in purchasing additional Iron Dome anti-missile batteries, bringing the issue up on Wednesday during a meeting with three key Democratic congressmen....[view article]

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Are subs, not the planes, the best way for Israel to counter Iran?
Haaretz.com - June 30, 2011

Most experts interpreted former Mossad chief Meir Dagan's warnings against an Israeli attack on Iran as being aimed first and foremost at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak. But there are those who see things a bit differently....[view article]

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Hariri murder: UN tribunal issues arrest warrants
BBC - June 30, 2011

Four arrest warrants have been issued by the UN-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 murder of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the court said....[view article]

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'Hate speech' -- tool to 'silence the powerless'
OneNewsNow.com - June 30, 2011

A terrorism expert and critic of Islam is pleased that a Dutch politician has been exonerated for his comments about the evil cult of Islam....[view article]

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U.S. recognizes his Moslem Brotherhood
POLITICO.com - June 30, 2011

Obama has decided to formally resume contact with Egypt's terrorist Moslem Brotherhood group - which does not recognize Israel - in a move that could further alienate some Jewish voters already skeptical of Obama, it was reported. [Jewish leaders - please take note!]...[view article]

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Internet Shutdown 'Will Never Happen Again,' Says Egypt's IT Chief
PC World - June 29, 2011

WASHINGTON - Yasser El kady survived Egypt's revolution to remain CEO of Egypt's IT development arm. He is now in the U.S. traveling city to city to meet with IT companies to assure them that Egypt remains a good place to do business....[view article]

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Iran Conducting Secret Nuclear Missile Tests, UK Secretary Says
Fox News - June 29, 2011

LONDON -- Iran has conducted covert tests of ballistic missiles in addition to a 10-day program of public military maneuvers, Britain alleged on Wednesday....[view article]

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Iran denies it threatened Turkey, slams Western media
Today's Zaman - June 29, 2011

Iran has denied claims that it threatened to hit NATO bases in Turkey, accusing the Western media of trying to spread false information....[view article]

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How the demise of a trusted adviser could bring down Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The Independant - June 29, 2011

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's irascible, unpredictable but devout president, may be forced to resign in the coming weeks as a political crisis far greater than the massive street violence which followed his re-election in 2009 threatens to overwhelm him and his court favourites in the government....[view article]

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George Soros and the Moslem Brotherhood
- June 27, 2011

In a recent interview with prominent TV journalist Christiane Amanpour, who never misses an opportunity to promote repellent moral relativism about fundamentalist Islam, Middle East analyst Marwan Muasher declared, "The Moslem Brotherhood has been used for a long time as a scare tactic" (emphasis added)....[view article]

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Obama warns of new US (meaning Obama) tactical spats with Israel
Breitbart - June 21, 2011

Obama warned that new "tactical" disagreements loomed between Israel and Washington, but vowed to leverage his administration's "creative powers" in the cause of peace....[view article]

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IDF holds drill simulating mass missile attacks across Israel
Haaretz.com - June 21, 2011

Home Front Command launches fifth major drill to prepare civilians in case of attack; sirens to sound across country on Wednesday, when citizens will be requested to retreat to nearby shelters....[view article]

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Gates confirms talks with Taliban
Washington Times - June 20, 2011

Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates confirmed Sunday that the U.S. State Department is talking directly with the Taliban....[view article]

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Iran successfully launches second satellite into orbit
Haaretz.com - June 16, 2011

The terrorist supporting state of Iran has successfully launched a second domestically-built satellite into orbit, Iran's Arabic language al-Alam television reported on Wednesday....[view article]

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Power Dynamics Inside Hamas: The Increasing Weight of the Gaza Leadership
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs - June 16, 2011

The recent overt confrontation between Mahmoud al-Zahar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Gaza, and Damascus-based Hamas political bureau leader Khaled Mashaal reflects underground currents feeding the tension within the Hamas leadership in Gaza and Syria....[view article]

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Old Friends Prove Not So Close in the New Arab World: World View
Bloomberg - June 16, 2011

June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Much of the commentary in the Arabic media in recent days has focused on the realignments taking place across the Middle East as a result of the various Arab uprisings....[view article]

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Soros frontman pushing for Muslim Brotherhood
WorldNetDaily - June 16, 2011

A former Jordanian diplomat widely quoted in news media in recent months calming fears about the Muslim Brotherhood is a Mideast specialist for a peace institute funded by philanthropist George Soros....[view article]

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RUSSIAN AND IRANIAN LEADERS MEET FOR SUMMIT IN CENTRAL ASIA: Echoes of Ezekiel 38-39 coalition
Joel Rosenberg - June 15, 2011

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met Wednesday with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Central Asian and Far East Asian leaders at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit held in the Kazakhstan capital of Astana....[view article]

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'US says it won't support UN Palestinian statehood bid'
The Jerusalem Post - June 15, 2011

The US will not support the Palestinians' plan to unilaterally seek independent statehood from the United Nations in September, US Middle East adviser David Hale told Palestinian Authority President Salam Fayyad in a meeting on Wednesday, Israel Radio reported....[view article]

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Glenn Beck's Jerusalem rally program unveiled
YNet News - June 15, 2011

TV star's solidarity event is expected to draw thousands of Israelis, Americans with music, pyrotechnics. Sarah Palin, republican presidential candidates set to drop by....[view article]

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Glenn Beck announces Jerusalem rally
YNet News - June 15, 2011

Conservative US media figure Glenn Beck will hold a rally to "restore courage" in Jerusalem this August, he announced on his radio show Monday. ...[view article]

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Federal Judge William H. Pauley Hears Historic New York City First Amendment Case
Christian Newswire - June 15, 2011

"There's a concerted effort on behalf of pro-abortion organizations to systematically target and punish crisis pregnancy centers in cities across America," said CeCe Heil, senior counsel of the ACLJ....[view article]

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Israel denies arrest of 'Mossad spy' in Egypt
BBC - June 14, 2011

Israel has denied Egyptian claims that a suspected Mossad spy was arrested in Cairo, calling them false and baseless....[view article]

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Syria Faces UN Security Council Over Alleged Atomic-Weapon Work
Bloomberg - June 9, 2011

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- Syria faces a referral to the United Nations Security Council over a site, destroyed in a 2007 Israeli raid, that the U.S. says was a clandestine nuclear plant designed to build weapons....[view article]

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The Revolution Blows Up
Newsweek - June 9, 2011

I recently sat at the desk where John Maynard Keynes wrote The Economic Consequences of the Peace, his coruscating 1919 polemic against the Versailles Treaty. I asked myself what Keynes would be writing if he were with us today. I think the answer is The Economic Consequences of the Arab Spring....[view article]

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US: Syria 'clearly' inciting Israel border protests
Reuters - June 8, 2011

(Reuters) - The United States said on Monday that Syria was "clearly" behind lethal confrontations between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters along the once-quiet ceasefire line between the two countries and that Israel has a right to defend itself....[view article]

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Poll: 77% of Israelis oppose going back to pre-'67 lines
The Jerusalem Post - June 8, 2011

Large majorities recognize importance of keeping J'lem under Israeli sovereignty, oppose transferring Temple Mount to Palestinian control....[view article]

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Syria warns of more marches on Israeli border
AP - Associated Press - June 7, 2011

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A Syrian government newspaper said Tuesday that more Syrians and Palestinians plan to march to the Israeli border, warning Israel the day will come when hundreds of thousands of refugees return to their occupied villages. Question: Will Syria pay each a $1,000 to do this march again - those that made it back across the barbed wire DMZ that is?...[view article]

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Israel's Coast May Be Gold Mine of Oil, Says Government Expert
Arutz Sheva - June 3, 2011

Israel may have the last laugh to the old joke that "Moses took the wrong turn in the desert," going to a land of sand instead of oil, which may be waiting to be found under the sea, says a government oil expert....[view article]

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'Muslim Brothers using mosques as party branches'
The Jerusalem Post - June 1, 2011

The cult led, Muslim Brotherhood, in Egypt is using mosques as the headquarters of its party branches, and the organization is gradually seeking to create a Shari'a-based state, former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit warned on Tuesday, during a conference on the internet's role in recent upheavals in the Arab world in Tel Aviv....[view article]

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Iranian Moslem cult cleric: Killing Israeli children OK
YNet News - June 1, 2011

Iranian Ayatollah endorses evil: Radical religious cleric known as President Ahmadinejad's spiritual mentor says attacks on Israeli civilians permissible, suicide bombings a Muslim duty....[view article]

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Iran's Parliament Votes to Send Ahmadinejad to Court
Fox News - June 1, 2011

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's parliament voted on Wednesday in favor of taking Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to court over what lawmakers say is a violation of the country's constitution stemming from the his move last month to declare himself caretaker oil minister....[view article]

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PM: Divided J'lem 'suffocates,' united J'lem 'blossoms'
The Jerusalem Post - June 1, 2011

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu emphasized the importance of Jerusalem's unity during a special Knesset plenum session on Wednesday, Jerusalem Day....[view article]

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Palestinians gear for Sunday march on Israel's borders
YNet News - June 1, 2011

Pro-Palestinian pages on social media websites buzzing with calls to rush to all borders on day marking 44th anniversary of Six Day War. The Israeli Defense Forces are waiting with their sites calibrated....[view article]

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Where Obama is leading Israel
Jewish World Review - June 1, 2011

Obama has taken a series of steps that only reinforce the charge he's the most hostile US leader the Jewish state has ever faced. God has a personal answer for those that do not stand with Israel in her time of need....[view article]

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Netanyahu's popularity soaring following Washington trip
Haaretz.com - May 26, 2011

Despite tensions in Washington during PM's visit, Israelis generally don't believe Obama is hostile to Israel or that U.S.-Israel relations have been harmed, indicating that the public seems to be turning a deaf ear to analysts who criticized Netanyahu's address to Congress....[view article]

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Netanyahu says pre-1967 borders are indefensible
The Washington Post - May 26, 2011

He noted that Holland and Belgium have "indefensible borders" and in the past have been susceptible to invasion. "But that doesn't matter now because they have no external enemy," he said....[view article]

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Congress raves over Israeli prime minister: Clueless Obama
Washington Times - May 26, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a rapturous reception worthy of a rock star from lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle on Capitol Hill on Tuesday - a stark contrast to last week's tense White House visit....[view article]

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US diplomats told to leave Yemen
Guardian - May 26, 2011

The US has ordered all non-essential diplomats to leave Yemen and urged all Americans there to depart as security conditions deteriorate, with the country's embattled leader refusing to step down....[view article]

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Netanyahu, addressing Congress, lays out vision for Mideast peace
The Washington Post - May 25, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, addressing Congress on Tuesday, laid out a vision for Middle East peace that he said would include an unspecified "far-reaching compromise" by Israel if the Palestinians accept his country as a Jewish state....[view article]

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House members side with Netanyahu Against Obama the Hamas Lover
The Hill - May 25, 2011

House lawmakers from both parties are siding with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Obama in their differing approaches to the Israel-Palestine border dispute and his favoring Moslems and HAMAS....[view article]

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Yemen's president vows no retreat as battles rages
AP - Associated Press - May 25, 2011

SANAA, Yemen, (AP) - Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh issued messages of hard-line defiance Wednesday even as intense battles raged in the heart of the capital for a third day, saying he will not step down or allow the country to become a "failed state."...[view article]

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How Clueless Obama has empowered Netanyahu
Jewish World Review - May 25, 2011

It came as Netanyahu repeated his rejection of the notion, floated by President Obama last week, that peace talks with Palestinians should be based on Israel's smaller, pre-1967 borders. "Israel will not return to the indefensible boundaries of 1967," Netanyahu thundered. "Jerusalem must never again be divided," he roared. "Go, Bibi!" the woman next to me said, sotto voce....[view article]

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Netanyahu: Security Must Come First in Mideast Peace Talks
Fox News - May 25, 2011

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Israel "will be generous" in giving back land to establish a Palestinian state, but will not return to the 1967 borders and will not agree to a divided Jerusalem....[view article]

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Democrats join Republicans in questioning Clueless Obama's policy on Israel
The Washington Post - May 25, 2011

Top Democrats have joined a number of Republicans in challenging Moslem HAMAS loving Obama’s policy toward Israel, further exposing rifts that the White House and its allies will seek to mend before next year’s election....[view article]

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Netanyahu in Congress: Jerusalem Must Remain Undivided
Arutz Sheva - May 24, 2011

Israel is the only country that has guaranteed freedom of all faiths in Jerusalem, which must remain undivided, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Congress Tuesday....[view article]

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Palestinian Protestors in Cornerstone Church/San Antonio
- May 24, 2011

Sunday morning, May 15, 2011, at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio a day was set aside to express our sappreciation for the State of Israel and the Jewish people. Hundreds of churches across America and around the world joined us as we stood in solidarity with Israel in this time of crisis. What I didn't know was that eleven anti-Israel protesters came to our 11:00 am worship service pretending to be worshippers. They sat in different sections of the church;...[view article]

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Syrians Flee 'Catastrophic' Scene in Border Town Amid Government Crackdown
Fox News - May 23, 2011

WADI KHALED, Lebanon - Carrying mattresses and bags of clothing, Syrians fleeing their homeland described a "catastrophic" scene Monday in a besieged border town that has been largely sealed off as the army tries to crush a two-month uprising....[view article]

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Pakistan: Troops end attack on Karachi naval air base
BBC - May 23, 2011

Pakistani troops have ended a siege by militants who attacked a naval base in the city of Karachi. The troops are now said to be "mopping up" after the raid, which has left 10 soldiers and at least three attackers dead....[view article]

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Obama speech signals dangerous new reality for Israel
The Jerusalem Post - May 23, 2011

The World Jewish Congress' Dan Diker tells 20 Questions his reactions on Obama's address to the state department; speech hails new era for diplomatic relations between US and Israel....[view article]

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TA protesters to Obama: Israel won't commit suicide
The Jerusalem Post - May 23, 2011

Right-wing activists demonstrate holding banner "Israel can't be divided" referring to proposal for negotiations based on 1967 lines....[view article]

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Obama's False Choice
Jewish World Review - May 23, 2011

In his address to AIPAC Sunday morning, President Obama doubled down on the points he made in his speech on Thursday. After a lengthy, and not entirely unjustified defense of his administration's record of support for Israel's security, he continued talking down to the Jewish state and its government as if he knew better than they about the situation in the Middle East....[view article]

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Obama's failure to internalize Palestinian intolerance
The Jerusalem Post - May 23, 2011

Last Sunday, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Palestinian Arabs who had left Israel while the Arab world tried to murder our state at birth, attempted a symbolic "return," with varying degrees of success, across the Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian and Egyptian borders, and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip....[view article]

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Borderline Treachery
National Review Online - May 23, 2011

Would that Obama were as worried about Arizona's border as he is about "Palestine's."...[view article]

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VIDEO: Oliver North: Obama's Mideast Tack 'Deadly Mistake'
Newsmax.com - May 23, 2011

Obama's prescription for peace in the Middle East could be a deadly mistake for the United States, retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North tells Newsmax.TV....[view article]

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Obama's great gift to the Palestinians
- May 23, 2011

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....[view article]

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Charles Krauthammer: The news in Obama's speech
Jewish World Review - May 23, 2011

Charles Krauthammer: Herewith Obama’s Middle East speech, annotated......[view article]

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Obama rejects controversy over his stance on Middle East peace talks
CNN - May 23, 2011

Washington (CNN) -- Obama said Sunday that any controversy over his remarks last week that Israel-Palestinian negotiations should start from pre-1967 borders and include land swaps was "not based in substance."...[view article]

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Dore Gold: Israel's 1967 Borders Aren't Defensible
Wall Street Journal - May 23, 2011

It's no secret that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas plans to lobby the U.N. General Assembly this September for a resolution that will predetermine the results of any Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on borders....[view article]

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Opinion: Iran is Building a Secret Missile Installation in Venezuela
Fox News - May 18, 2011

In November of last year, the German daily Die Welt reported that a secret agreement between the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, and his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had been signed....[view article]

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Report: Iran Building Rocket Bases in Venezuela
Newsmax.com - May 18, 2011

BERLIN - The Iranian government is moving forward with the construction of rocket launch bases in Venezuela, according to the German daily Die Welt....[view article]

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Syrian refugees describe gangs fomenting sectarian strife
Christian Science Monitor - May 18, 2011

Syrian refugees who fled across the Lebanese border today say a sectarian war has emerged, as gangs affiliated with President Assad's minority Alawite sect arrest and kill Sunnis....[view article]

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CIA flew stealth drones into Pakistan to monitor bin Laden house
The Washington Post - May 18, 2011

The CIA employed sophisticated new stealth drone aircraft to fly dozens of secret missions deep into Pakistani airspace and monitor the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed, current and former U.S. officials said....[view article]

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Medvedev says Russia 'won't back' UN Syria resolution
RIANOVOSTI - May 18, 2011

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that Russia will not back a UN resolution on Syria....[view article]

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Israel blocks anti-war activists' ship from Gaza
AP - Associated Press - May 16, 2011

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military on Monday blocked a Malaysian anti-war group's ship from reaching the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip....[view article]

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Palestinians call mourning period for border dead
Fox News - May 16, 2011

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday declared three days of mourning for 15 people killed in mass marches toward multiple Israeli borders that marked a stunning new tactic in the struggle for Palestinian statehood....[view article]

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Pakistan Taliban claims responsibility for Saudi diplomat killing
- May 16, 2011

Pakistan's Al Qaida-linked Taliban said on Monday they killed a Saudi Arabian diplomat in the Pakistani city of Karachi....[view article]

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Israel Blames Iranian Axis for Mass Infiltration into Golan
Arutz Sheva - May 16, 2011

(Israelnationalnews.com) Israeli military and government officials have blamed Syria and the Iranian-Hamas-Hizbullah axis for intentionally allowing hundreds of Syrian Arabs to cross into the Golan Sunday and causing a violent clash with the IDF. They called themselves "Palestinians."...[view article]

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Netanyahu: We Will Defend Our Borders
Arutz Sheva - May 16, 2011

(Israelnationalnews.com) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reacted Sunday to "Nakba Day" events, which included attempts to cross the northern and southern borders by force. "We are determined to defend our borders and our sovereignty," he declared....[view article]

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Deadly Mideast clashes add to regional turmoil
Daily News and Economic Review - May 16, 2011

Israeli troops open fire to Arab protesters along three different borders, leaving at least 12 people dead and hundreds wounded in a mass show of mourning over the 1948 creation of Israel....[view article]

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US drone attacks kill nine in NWA
- May 16, 2011

MIRANSHAH: Two US drone strikes targeting a militant compound and a vehicle in Pakistan's lawless tribal district of North Waziristan killed at least nine people on Monday, officials said....[view article]

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John Demjanjuk guilty of Nazi death camp murders
BBC - May 12, 2011

A German court has found John Demjanjuk guilty of helping to murder more than 28,000 Jews at a Nazi death camp in World War II....[view article]

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Pakistan's U.S. funding on the line
OneNewsNow.com - May 11, 2011

The U.S. government provides billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan, but Congress is re-evaluating the extent of its support, as Pakistani officials claim they didn't know about Osama bin Laden's secret compound....[view article]

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Israel 'to invest $1 bn' in Iron Dome missile system
Breitbart - May 9, 2011

Israel plans to invest $1 billion in the development and production of batteries for its Iron Dome rocket interception system, a top Israeli defence official said in an interview published Monday....[view article]

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Iran doing final pre-start tests at nuclear plant
Reuters - May 9, 2011

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran is conducting final tests at its first nuclear power plant and it is expected to start generating electricity in the next two months, Iranian media said on Monday....[view article]

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Egypt promises justice after Copts and Muslims clash in Cairo
Guardian - May 9, 2011

Egypt's transitional government moved quickly to defuse tensions after Muslim-Christian clashes in Cairo left 12 dead and cast a cloud over hopes for peaceful post-revolutionary change....[view article]

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COMMENTARY: Why Pakistan knew it could hide Osama
Jewish World Review - May 9, 2011

As my old friends at The Spectator in London pointed out Monday morning, I scooped the entire planet in breaking the news of Osama bin Laden's death: "Osama bin Laden is dead, says Mark Steyn."...[view article]

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SAY WHAT? US to forgive Egypt $1B debt
- May 9, 2011

WASHINGTON - Obama is planning to provide Moslem - Egypt with $1 billion in debt relief, the Washington Post reported Sunday. The funds will go towards resuscitating the state after the recent uprisings and subsequent deposition of President Hosni Mubarak....[view article]

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Pakistan Vows to Attack Any Future US Raid
Newsmax.com - May 9, 2011

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has warned the United States against further incursions into his country following the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, saying that future strikes would be met with "full force."...[view article]

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U.S. issues warning, violence grows across Afghanistan
Reuters - May 9, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. officials in Kabul said on Monday the movements of staff in parts of Afghanistan's volatile south were being restricted, warning of more attacks after a two-day siege came to a bloody end and insurgents killed at least 11 people in other attacks....[view article]

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Hero dog helped snare Osama
The Sun - May 4, 2011

A fearless four-legged recruit (K9) joined US Special Forces as they stormed Osama Bin Laden's secret lair....[view article]

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PM Netanyahu's Statement Regarding the Termination of Osama bin Laden
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs - May 3, 2011

I want to congratulate America's soldiers, and its intelligence personnel for a truly outstanding achievement. It took ten years to track Osama bin Laden down. It took ten years to bring a measure of justice to his victims....[view article]

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Rumsfeld On Bush: Obama Should "Give Credit Where Credit's Due"
Real Clear Politics - May 3, 2011

"The fact that he is dead--as opposed to captured and in custody--is a good thing. The complications of what you do with him, how you retain him, detain him, and then the question of where do you interrogate him--the complications would have been enormous, particularly for this administration which seems to agonize over each of those questions in a way that always ends up, or almost always ends up, causing long delays in the decision making and then reversals of...[view article]

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Osama bin Laden killed by U.S. forces
NBC News - May 2, 2011

The terrorist leader was killed at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, after a firefight, President Barack Obama said Sunday....[view article]

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Egypt's al-Zawahri likely to succeed bin Laden
WTOP News - May 2, 2011

CAIRO - For years, Osama bin Laden's charisma kept al-Qaida's ranks filled with zealous recruits....[view article]

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U.S. Forces Unsure Bin Laden Was There Until Face to Face
Bloomberg - May 2, 2011

The U.S. special operations forces who killed Osama bin Laden didn't know for sure he was in a fortified villa near Islamabad until they swooped in and came face to face with the world's most wanted terrorist....[view article]

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Bush supporters celebrate bin Laden's death
AP - Associated Press - May 2, 2011

DALLAS - Supporters left American flags and patriotic red, white and blue balloons outside the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush in the hours after President Barack Obama announced a U.S.-led mission had killed Osama bin Laden....[view article]

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Getting Osama bin Laden: How the mission went down
POLITICO.com - May 2, 2011

The helicopter carrying Navy SEALs malfunctioned as it approached Osama bin Laden's compound at about 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday, stalling as it hovered. The pilot set it down gently inside the walls, then couldn't get it going again....[view article]

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Syria secretly tried to build nuclear reactor, UN watchdog says
Haaretz.com - April 28, 2011

IAEA secretary general unequivocally confirms suggestions made in previous watchdog reports that the structure hit allegedly by Israel in 2007 could have been a reactor under construction....[view article]

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The epic Arab battle reaches Syria
The Daily Star - April 27, 2011

Syria is now the critical country to watch in the Arab world, after the homegrown regime changes in Tunisia and Egypt, and the imminent changes in Yemen and Libya....[view article]

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Second computer worm 'hits Iran'
Breitbart - April 25, 2011

Iran has been hit with new malicious software as part of cyber attacks against the country, a military officer told Mehr news agency on Monday without specifying the target....[view article]

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'Heinous act against Jewish worshipers'
YNet News - April 25, 2011

Netanyahu urged the Palestinian Authority "to take harsh steps against the perpetrators who committed this heinous act against Jewish worshipers who were on their way to prayer."...[view article]

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A Lenten Prayer for Middle East Christians
Campaign for Working Families - April 25, 2011

As we look ahead to Easter -- Christianity's greatest feast day, and the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead -- there is much to pray for. We pray for those affected by economic strife, and those harmed by natural disasters and war. But let's not forget the Christians suffering around the world for their beliefs. In Ethiopia last month, Muslim extremists torched dozens of Christian churches and homes, displacing thousands, in retaliation for two Christians who were accused of desecrating...[view article]

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IRAN ON EDGE AS ALLY SYRIA FIGHTS FOR SURVIVAL
- April 25, 2011

When Syria's president visited Iran late last year, he received a heroes' medal and spoke about unbreakable bonds in a ceremony broadcast on national television. Now, a nervous leadership in Iran has imposed a media blackout on Bashar Assad's struggle against a swelling Syrian uprising and Tehran faces the unsettling prospect of losing its most stalwart ally in the region. The Islamic Republic managed to choke off its homegrown "Green Revolution" after the disputed June 2009 presidential election. But now it is...[view article]

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Fighting terror in Sudan
YNet News - April 21, 2011

The government of Sudan recently accused Israel of incinerating a car with a Hellfire missile near the coastal town of Port Sudan along the Red Sea....[view article]

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Israel under pressure to offer peace plan
LA Times - April 20, 2011

If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't act soon, the Mideast 'quartet' may try to jump-start the process by endorsing a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem its capital....[view article]

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IDF: 2 Palestinians arrested in Fogel family massacre
The Jerusalem Post - April 19, 2011

Two Palestinian youths from the village of Awarta were arrested in recent days for the brutal slaying of five members of the Fogel family in their Itamar home last month, the IDF and Shin Bet said on Sunday following the lifting of a media ban on the investigation....[view article]

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13 killed as protests continue despite Assad's pledges to lift Syria's emergency rule
The Washington Post - April 18, 2011

BEIRUT - Protests in Syria turned violent Sunday night when security forces shot at demonstrators in two towns, killing at least 13 people and detaining many more, activists said....[view article]

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A thousand US Christians want to join IDF, set up communities beyond Green Line
YNet News - April 14, 2011

Will US Christians settle in Samaria? About 1,000 Americans have signed a document requesting to convert to Judaism, move to Israel, and settle in Samaria. The group members are seeking to serve in the IDF and later establish communities based on the Kibbutz movement model....[view article]

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Flotilla organizers ask Europe for protection from Israel
Today's Zaman - April 14, 2011

Organizers of a new flotilla to deliver aid to Gaza have called on European states not to bow to pressure from Israel to stop their mission and have asked for protection against what they say are threats from Israel....[view article]

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Iran nuclear program moving forward 'without challenges'
The Jerusalem Post - April 14, 2011

Iran's nuclear program is moving ahead without any significant challenges from Western powers, a defense analyst warned on Thursday....[view article]

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Libyan rebel chief with U.S. ties feels abandoned
Jewish World Review - April 13, 2011

Khalifa Hifter thought he'd be America's man in Libya. He'd spent the last 24 years living under what he calls U.S. government protection in suburban northern Virginia. Before he returned to Libya last month, State Department and CIA officials sought him out for meetings. He delivered to them wish lists of weapons and vehicles to bolster the fight against Moammar Gadhafi....[view article]

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U.S. Officials Insist Drones, Covert Operations in Pakistan to Continue Despite Recent Chill Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/12/officials-insist-operations-pakistan-continue-despit
Fox News - April 13, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Talks between CIA Director Leon Panetta and his Pakistani counterpart did not include an "ultimatum session" for the United States to limit its operations inside the terrorist-laden Afghan neighbor, U.S. officials said after a closed-door meeting Monday in Washington, D.C....[view article]

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Pakistan Tells U.S. to Halt Drones
Wall Street Journal - April 12, 2011

Pakistan has privately demanded the Central Intelligence Agency suspend drone strikes against militants on its territory, one of the U.S.'s most effective weapons against al Qaeda and Taliban leaders, officials said....[view article]

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Israel claims Russian missle hit school bus
YNet News - April 12, 2011

Israel claims anti-tank missile Kornet involved in terror attack originates from Russian factory. Official: 'It was smuggled into Gaza with Syria, Iran's help'...[view article]

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ISRAEL: Conflict with Hamas likely to escalate
The Jerusalem Post - April 12, 2011

IDF sources predict cease-fire will be limited in time; soldiers to remain on high alert; thousands of trucks carrying goods pass into Gaza....[view article]

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Iran Is the Biggest Danger
Ashaq Alawsat - April 12, 2011

Let us reflect on some of what Ahmadinejad said yesterday in more detail, in order to show how the Iranian threat is extremely alarming both for the region and the wider world, and not only in terms of political issues....[view article]

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Former Egyptian President Mubarak in Hospital
Fox News - April 12, 2011

CAIRO -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was abruptly hospitalized Tuesday on the day he was set to be summoned for questioning by prosecutors over corruption allegations, Egyptian officials said....[view article]

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Iran touts major advances in nuclear program
The Washington Post - April 12, 2011

Iran is proclaiming significant gains in its nuclear program, progress that Western officials and experts say could effectively erase setbacks from recent cyber attacks and shorten the timeline for acquiring nuclear weapons....[view article]

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Reuben asks UN to condemn Gazan attacks
The Jerusalem Post - April 12, 2011

In letter to Ban Ki-moon, Israeli ambassador to UN expresses "grave concern" over recent escalation in rocket attacks, says int'l law violated....[view article]

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Pentagon Having Second Thoughts On Iraq Withdrawal
Huffington Post - April 12, 2011

WASHINGTON - Eight months shy of its deadline for pulling the last American soldier from Iraq and closing the door on an 8-year war, the Pentagon is having second thoughts....[view article]

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Film Marks Anniversary of Martyrdom in Turkey
Christian Newswire - April 11, 2011

NASHVILLE, April 11, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- On April 18, 2007, three Turkish church leaders were viciously murdered by Moslem cult inspired teenagers posing as seekers interested in converting to Christianity....[view article]

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Iron Dome intercepts first rocket
YNet News - April 7, 2011

Residents in Ashkelon reported Thursday seeing Israel's new Iron Dome defense system intercept a Grad rocket fired towards the southern city from the Gaza Strip....[view article]

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Shin Bet: Israel smashed Hamas terror ring in Jerusalem area
Haaretz.com - April 7, 2011

The Shin Bet security service said Thursday that a Hamas cell believed to have planned terror attacks was arrested in Jerusalem last month, during a joint operation with Israel Police. Details of the arrests had previously been subject to a gag order....[view article]

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Time is running out for Muammar Qaddafi
The Economist - April 7, 2011

It is too soon to talk about a stalemate in Libya. But the military situation appears, for the moment, to have stabilised after several weeks of seesawing fortunes along the coast road west of Benghazi. That leaves space for more active diplomacy....[view article]

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Op-ed: Abu-Sisi abduction signal to Hamas that Israel knows what goes on in Gaza
YNet News - April 7, 2011

The indictment served against Palestinian engineer Dirar Abu-Sisi is a fascinating document. It makes it clear that the accused cooperated with his interrogators and did not spare details that enable Israel not only to get a grasp of his work in Hamas' service, but also learn the modus operandi and strategic aims of the group's military wing....[view article]

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Mueller Talks FBI Budget Challenges, Reaffirms CAIR Ban
Jewish World Review - April 7, 2011

The FBI should shut down web sites carrying al-Qaida propaganda on American-based servers, including its English-language magazine, if it has the ability and legal authority to do so, a ranking member of Congress said Wednesday....[view article]

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West's Response to Syria Blasted
Wall Street Journal - April 6, 2011

WASHINGTON - Human-rights activists and leaders on Capitol Hill are increasingly criticizing the West's tepid response to the Syrian uprising, saying it squanders a vital chance to weaken President Bashar al-Assad and his alliance with Iran....[view article]

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Syrian Rights Groups Raise Toll From Unrest
The New York Times - April 6, 2011

CAIRO - Human rights groups on Tuesday raised their estimates of the death toll from unrest in Syria, as protest organizers there continued their call for more demonstrations against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad....[view article]

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Iran-India oil trade halted in Germany
Reuters - April 6, 2011

(Reuters) - India has agreed to stop paying for its Iranian oil imports via Germany, a German official said on Tuesday, ending a trade conduit that had drawn strong disapproval from the United States and Israel....[view article]

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Deputy Japanese FM visits IDF medical clinic
IDF - April 6, 2011

Deputy Japanese FM Makikio Kikuta tells IDF medical delegation that their work is "much appreciated by the Japanese people."...[view article]

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Israel's Requirements for Defensible Borders In a Rapidly Changing Middle East
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs - April 6, 2011

Israel is entering an extremely dangerous period in the year ahead. It is not facing an imminent military attack, but rather is confronting a new diplomatic assault that could well strip it of the territorial defenses in the West Bank that have provided for its security for over forty years....[view article]

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IDF to move Iron Dome to Gush Dan region in weeks
The Jerusalem Post - April 6, 2011

The IDF will move the Iron Dome counter-rocket defense system to the Gush Dan region in the coming weeks, senior defense officials said Monday, as the air force deployed the second battery of the system in the South....[view article]

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Israel releases army map showing nearly 1,000 purported Hezbollah underground military sites
The Washington Post - April 5, 2011

JERUSALEM - The Israeli military on Thursday released a map detailing what it says are nearly 1,000 underground bunkers, weapons storage facilities and monitoring sites built by the militant Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon....[view article]

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60% of U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since Obama Occupied the WH in 2009
CNS News - April 5, 2011

(CNSNews.com) - At least 858 U.S. soldiers have died in the Afghanistan war since Obama occupied the office in the White House January 2009. That equals 60 percent of the 1,427 American soldiers killed so far in the 10-year war in that country....[view article]

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ElBaradei: We'll fight back if Israel attacks Gaza
YNet News - April 5, 2011

Former International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei, who had previously announced his intetions to run for the presidency of Egypt, said Monday that "if Israel attacked Gaza we would declare war against the Zionist regime." (The real El Baradei emerges.)...[view article]

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Head of U.N. Panel Regrets Saying Israel Intentionally Killed Gazans
- April 4, 2011

JERUSALEM - The leader of a United Nations panel that investigated Israel's invasion of Gaza two years ago has retracted the central and most explosive assertion of its report - that Israel intentionally killed Palestinian civilians there....[view article]

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Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills three Hamas militants accused of plotting Sinai kidnappings
Haaretz.com - April 4, 2011

The Israel Air Force attacked a Hamas unit in the Gaza Strip early yesterday, killing three of its members, including a senior Hamas military leader....[view article]

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Washington Quietly Halts Arms Delivery to Lebanon
Wall Street Journal - April 4, 2011

WASHINGTON-The U.S. has quietly frozen weapon shipments to Lebanon's armed forces following the collapse of the country's pro-Western government in January, underlining growing concerns about Hezbollah's role there....[view article]

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Israel urges Russia to review Syria missile deal
Kyiv Post - April 4, 2011

MOSCOW, April 3 (Reuters) - Jerusalem has urged Moscow to review its plans to sell anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria, Israel's ambassador to Russia was quoted as saying on Apr. 3, amid fears the arms could fall into the hands of militants....[view article]

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Israel pressing UN to halt new Gaza aid flotilla
Haaretz.com - April 4, 2011

More than 1,000 leftists and pro-Palestinian activists are expected to take part in the flotilla, which sources say will include more than 20 vessels of various sizes....[view article]

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Amadinejad: UN should stop Western 'interference'
The Jerusalem Post - April 4, 2011

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the UN should stop the "interference" of Western governments in Middle Eastern affairs, Iranian news agency ISNA reported on Monday....[view article]

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Iranians, Israelis join forces in Japan
YNet News - April 4, 2011

An unusual cooperation amidst Japanese catastrophe: An Israeli team of 12 ZAKA (Disaster Victim Identification) volunteers sent to Japan to help out with rescue efforts worked alongside an unlikely team on Sunday - the official Iranian delegation....[view article]

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'Iran happy with Mideast chaos'
YNet News - April 4, 2011

Former National Security Adviser General Jim Jones tells CNN 'Iran is flying under radar right now because everyone is focused elsewhere'; says advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace process would cause a great disappointment in Islamic Republic...[view article]

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Special Report: How Libya is a showcase in the new arms race
Reuters - April 4, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) - The photograph shows a French Rafale warplane at the Mitiga air base outside Tripoli. A small crowd of men, women and children mill around the fighter, its tail fin lit up by the North African sun....[view article]

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US to try 9/11 accused at Guantanamo
AFP - April 4, 2011

WASHINGTON (AFP) - In a major about-face by the Obama administration, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators are to be tried by a military tribunal at Guantanamo rather than a civilian court in New York, a US official said Monday....[view article]

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Algerian Security Official Says Al Qaeda Using Libyan Conflict to Acquire Weapons
Fox News - April 4, 2011

DEVELOPING: Al Qaeda is using the ongoing Libyan conflict to acquire weapons, including shoulder-fired missiles, an Algerian security official told Reuters on Monday....[view article]

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Egypt, Iran set to reestablish diplomatic ties
RIANOVOSTI - April 4, 2011

Egypt and Iran are in talks to reestablish diplomatic relations and start developing bilateral cooperation in all areas, an Egyptian newspaper said on Monday. Questions: How can an established legitimate country engage with an illegitimate state like Iran? What could they possibly gain? More importantly, what will they loose in the eyes of the world?...[view article]

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9/11 Suspects to Face Military Trials at Guantanamo
Wall Street Journal - April 4, 2011

WASHINGTON—Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other alleged plotters held in connection with the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks will face military trials at Guantanamo Bay, the Justice Department said, officially reversing previous plans for civilian trials in New York City....[view article]

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Iran: Bahrain invaders playing with fire
PRESS TV - March 31, 2011

"Saudi Arabia knows better than any other country that playing with fire in the sensitive Middle East region will not be in their interests," said the commission in a Thursday statement regarding the ongoing developments in the region....[view article]

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Syria's Assad offers no concessions, blames protests on 'big conspiracy'
The Washington Post - March 31, 2011

CAIRO - Syria's 12-day-old protest movement was hoping for major concessions from President Bashar al-Assad. What it got instead was a declaration that the protesters were dupes of unnamed enemies conspiring to divide and weaken the champion of Arab nationalism....[view article]

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Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa defects to Britain
Telegraph - March 31, 2011

Moussa Koussa flew into Britain yesterday and told officials he was "no longer willing" to serve the regime, in a significant blow to the dictator....[view article]

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Ancient Books Uncovered in Jordan May Date to Start of Christianity
Fox News - March 31, 2011

One of the largest and best-preserved collections of ancient sealed books has been discovered in a cave in Jordan and are believed to be some of the earliest Christian documents, according to the BBC....[view article]

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LIBYA - Where will it end?
The Economist - March 31, 2011

The spectacle of American, British and French missiles pulverising an Arab and cult Moslem country at the dead of night arouses a sense of foreboding....[view article]

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Could this be the biggest find since the Dead Sea Scrolls? Seventy metal books found in cave in Jordan could change our view of Biblical history
Mail Online - March 31, 2011

For scholars of faith and history, it is a treasure trove too precious for price. This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity....[view article]

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Libya rebels struggle, as more Gadhafi officials defect
Haaretz.com - March 31, 2011

After defection of Libyan FM, Gadhafi's pick for new UN envoy says it was his country's 'right to live in freedom, democracy.'...[view article]

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Opec set for $1 Trillion in export revenues
FT - Financial Times - March 30, 2011

Opec, the oil producers' cartel, will reap $1,000bn in export revenues this year for the first time if crude prices remain above $100 a barrel, according to the International Energy Agency....[view article]

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Qaeda: Arab revolts herald "great leap forward"
Reuters - March 30, 2011

LONDON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's most influential English-language preacher said revolts sweeping the Arab world would help rather than harm its cause by giving Islamists freed from tyranny greater scope to speak out....[view article]

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Fighting al Qaeda by aiding al Qaeda? Say What?
Koenig News Service - March 30, 2011

WASH--Mar 29--KIN--Against the backdrop of the Shiite leadership in Iran saying the coming of the Islamic Messiah and the end of the world is near, Obama addressed the American people in an effort to justify his war in Libya....[view article]

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Netanyahu to Abbas: You can't have peace with both Israel and Hamas
Haaretz.com - March 29, 2011

Palestinian president willing to give up hundreds of million dollars in U.S. aid if necessary to forge a unity deal with Hamas, says top adviser....[view article]

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West warns Gaddafi loyalists: Drop him before it's too late
The Jerusalem Post - March 29, 2011

PARIS - France and Britain called on Monday for supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to drop him before it was "too late" and asked Libyans opposing him to join a political process to pave the way for his departure....[view article]

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Israel threatens unilateral steps if UN recognizes Palestinian state
Haaretz.com - March 29, 2011

Israel informed the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council last week, as well as several other prominent European Union countries, that if the Palestinian Authority persists in its efforts to gain recognition in September as a state within the 1967 borders, Israel would respond with a series of unilateral steps of its own....[view article]

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Israel deploys Iron Dome missile defense system for first time
Haaretz.com - March 28, 2011

System placed on desert terrain, expected to begin operating by Sunday afternoon; IDF has described the step as 'experiment', adding that the system alone won't be sufficient defense....[view article]

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Qaddafi Forces, Rebels Fight for Key Libyan Strongholds
Fox News - March 28, 2011

BIN JAWWAD, Libya - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi now have control of part of Misrata, the third largest city, a rebel spokesman told Reuters Monday....[view article]

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Bombing attempt on Egypt-Israel gas pipeline fails
The Jerusalem Post - March 28, 2011

Six gunmen in Sinai targeted the pipeline that carries natural gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan on Sunday, overpowering a guard and planting an explosive device before fleeing, The Associated Press reported....[view article]

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Egypt's Mubarak, Relatives Reportedly Under House Arrest
Fox News - March 28, 2011

CAIRO - Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his family are under house arrest and have not fled to Saudi Arabia, Egypt's military rulers said Monday....[view article]

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Gangs of armed young men roam Syrian seaside city
YNet News - March 28, 2011

Gangs of young men, some armed with swords and hunting rifles, roamed Sunday through the streets of a Syrian seaside city, closing alleys with barricades and roughly questioning passersby in streets scarred by days of anti-government unrest....[view article]

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Terrorist group vows to fight Holocaust programming
OneNewsNow.com - March 28, 2011

A bestselling author and terrorism expert says the United Nations shouldn't be surprised that the terrorist group Hamas is protesting its plans to teach about the Holocaust....[view article]

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Iranian Video Says the Mahdi is 'Near'
CBN News - March 28, 2011

New evidence has emerged that the Iranian government sees the current unrest in the Middle East as a signal that the fictional Mahdi--or Islamic messiah (anti-Christ type character)--is about to appear....[view article]

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Syrian forces fire at Deraa protesters
- March 28, 2011

Damascus - Syrian forces opened fire to disperse hundreds of protesters in Deraa calling for an end to emergency laws on Monday, but demonstrators regrouped despite a heavy troop deployment, a witness said....[view article]

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Israel ready to react with 'great force': Netanyahu
AFP - March 25, 2011

CAESAREA, Israel - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US Defence Secretary Robert Gates Friday that Israel is ready to act with "great force" in response to a spate of rocket fire by Gaza militants and a deadly bus bombing in Jerusalem....[view article]

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Israel may deploy Iron Dome soon
The Jerusalem Post - March 25, 2011

Some defense officials warn of ramifications of deploying system without ability to protect all of cities under missile fire....[view article]

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The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem: Why Continued Israeli Control Is Vital
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs - March 24, 2011

The Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, that the Palestinians demand to transfer to their control, is the most important Jewish cemetery in the world....[view article]

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Cowardly Islamic Jihad commanders go into hiding
YNet News - March 24, 2011

Cult led Islamic Jihad urges all its commanders to go into hiding for fear of Israeli assassinations; IDF response to terror surge expected to be measured, as army wishes to avoid further escalation. You can run but you cannot hide!...[view article]

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Melanie Phillips being investigated by police for referring to Arab “savages” who murdered Jewish family
- March 24, 2011

British understatement is a wonderful thing. Here is how Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator, introduced a posting on the magazine's website on Friday: "It's a funny old world," he said, "I have now been contacted by two journalists informing me that Bedfordshire Police are investigating The Spectator"....[view article]

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PM Netanyahu regrets civilian deaths in Gaza shelling; Grad rockets hit Ashdod and Beer Sheba
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs - March 23, 2011

PM Netanyahu expressed regret that innocent civilians in the Gaza Strip were unintentionally hit as a result of IDF shelling carried out in response to Hamas fire at Israeli civilians....[view article]

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Israel hands Russia ownership of Jerusalem site
AP - Associated Press - March 23, 2011

JERUSALEM - Israel is handing back ownership of a czarist-era landmark in the heart of Jerusalem to Russia, defusing a long-simmering dispute between the two countries right before Israel's leader visits Moscow....[view article]

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Egyptian gas supply to Israel almost back to normal
- March 23, 2011

Gas deliveries from Egypt to Israel have reached 90% of volumes prior to the cutoff on February 5 and will continue to ramp up this week, Israeli energy industry sources said Tuesday....[view article]

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews Harass Israeli Believers
CBN News - March 23, 2011

ARAD, Israel - For the past seven years, the small Messianic Jewish community in the southern Israeli town of Arad has been harassed and persecuted by ultra-Orthodox Jews who accuse them of missionary activity....[view article]

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Libyan Foreign Minister Reaches Out to U.S. Official
Fox News - March 23, 2011

Libyan Foreign Minister Musa Kusa spoke by telephone Sunday night with assistant secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman, a senior State Department official, intimately involved with the Libyan crisis told Fox News....[view article]

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Turkey discovers weapons in Iran plane
YNet News - March 22, 2011

Weapons were found on an Iranian cargo plane forced to land in southeast Turkey on Saturday, Turkish media reported Tuesday. According to reports, the arms plane left Tehran with military ammunition for Syria. Several crates containing weapons and ammunition were removed from the aircraft....[view article]

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Protesters march in Syria for fifth straight day
The Jerusalem Post - March 22, 2011

DERAA, Syria, March 22 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched in two southern Syrian towns on Tuesday demanding freedom, the fifth straight day of demonstrations challenging the ruling elite....[view article]

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Specter of Rebel Rout Helps Shift U.S. Policy on Libya
The New York Times - March 17, 2011

WASHINGTON - The prospect of a deadly siege of the rebel stronghold in Benghazi, Libya, has produced a striking shift in tone from the Obama administration, which is now pushing for the United Nations to authorize aerial bombing of Libyan tanks and heavy artillery to try to halt the advance of forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi....[view article]

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Iran sends first 'life capsule' into orbit
AP - Associated Press - March 17, 2011

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran says it has sent the country's first space capsule that is able to sustain life into orbit as a test for a future mission that may carry a live animal....[view article]

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Rattling the Cage: The Palestinian victim mentality
The Jerusalem Post - March 17, 2011

Until Palestinians acknowledge savage streak in their society, resolve to root it out, then there will be more abominations done in their name....[view article]

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Israel: Anti-ship missiles, Farsi manual found on seized vessel
- March 16, 2011

"This morning a Shayatet 13 vessel identified - some 200 miles off Israel's coast - a ship that was making its way from the Turkish port of Mersin to the Alexandria port in Egypt...[view article]

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Egypt shelled trucks bringing arms from Sudan-source
Reuters - March 16, 2011

CAIRO,  (Reuters) - Egypt's army shelled at least six vehicles trying to smuggle weapons into the country from Sudan last week, security sources told Reuters on Monday....[view article]

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Iran exploiting Israel-Egypt coordination difficulties
YNet News - March 16, 2011

Islamic Republic taking advantage of recent upheaval in Egypt to send weapons, terrorists to Sinai unchecked. Missiles found on "Victoria" vessel could have threatened ships docking in Ashkelon, gas reservoir...[view article]

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Clinton Meeting Arab League Chief in Egypt
VOA News - March 16, 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to meet with Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa on Wednesday, the second day of her visit to Egypt to promote democratic reforms....[view article]

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AUDIO: NPR - Egyptian Novelist To Vote 'No' On Referendum
NPR.org - March 16, 2011

Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany appeared on a panel with Egypt's recently appointed prime minister, and told off the politician so forcefully for his connections to the old regime that the next day the prime minister resigned....[view article]

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AUDIO: Secretary Clinton: Visiting Cairo's Tahrir Square Is 'Exciting And Very Moving'
NPR.org - March 16, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Cairo's Tahrir Square earlier today and marveled at being in the place where protesters last month gathered in what became a successful effort to topple the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak....[view article]

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Israel: Vessel laden with Gaza-bound weapons intercepted
CNN - March 15, 2011

Jerusalem (CNN) -- Israeli commandos intercepted a ship in the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday and found weapons bound for Gaza militants, according to the Israeli government....[view article]

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Three massacred children
Jewish World Review - March 15, 2011

Ruth Fogel was in the bathroom when the Moslem Palestinian cult terrorists pounced on her husband Udi and their three-month-old daughter Hadas, slitting their throats as they lay in bed on Friday night in their home in Itamar....[view article]

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Policy Alert: After the Itamar Massacre
The Washington Institute - March 15, 2011

With the exception of three weeks in September 2010, there have been no negotiations between the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority during the entire Obama administration. Indeed, there has been less peace diplomacy between Arabs and Israelis by Obama than during any former presidency or the current man occupying the White House since Lyndon Johnson....[view article]

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Bahrain declares state of emergency as three killed
Telegraph - March 15, 2011

Bahrain has declared a state of emergency in an effort to contain a fresh wave of violence that has claimed the lives of at least two security personnel and a protester, and left hundreds injured....[view article]

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Jewish family stabbed to death on West Bank
LA Times - March 14, 2011

Attackers sneak into a home and kill the parents and three children. Israeli officials suspect Palestinian militants....[view article]

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Brutal West Bank killings shock Israel, stir fears of renewed violence
LA Times - March 14, 2011

Ambulance workers describe a scene of 'incomprehensible horror' where five Jewish settlers, including an infant, were stabbed to death. The killings send shockwaves through Israel....[view article]

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The Moslem Biased United Nations Rolls Out the Red Carpet To Fete New Anti-Israel Movie
The Sun - March 14, 2011

UNITED NATIONS - The General Assembly, for the first time, will attempt tomorrow evening to morph itself into Hollywood, conducting a blood red-carpet premiere event that will see diplomats mingling with film stars and cinema moguls - and, in the process, promote an anti-Israeli view of the bloody wars between Arab and Jews....[view article]

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'Blue-and-white' operation to apprehend terrorists
The Jerusalem Post - March 14, 2011

Due to the brutality by terrorists in the murder of children, the IDF will not rely on anyone else as it hunts for those responsible....[view article]

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Abbas denounces West Bank murders on Israel Radio
- March 14, 2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called the killing of five members of a West Bank Jewish family "despicable," "inhuman and immoral."...[view article]

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Another Brick in CAIR's Wall of Resistance
Investigative Project on Terrorism - March 14, 2011

When a Tustin, Cal. man was indicted on immigration charges and accused of lying about his contact with a relative who worked for Osama bin Laden, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) blasted the case for its reliance on an informant it considered unreliable....[view article]

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Obama Administration Deliberately Vague on Brotherhood
Investigative Project on Terrorism - March 14, 2011

American policymakers are trying to downplay any role the Moslem Brotherhood will play in an emerging Egyptian government, saying only that President Hosni Mubarak's successors must be open and tolerant of religious minorities and govern an open society. Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/2617/administration-deliberately-vague-on-brotherhood ...[view article]

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Saudi Arabian forces prepare to enter Bahrain after day of clashes
Guardian - March 14, 2011

Saudi forces are preparing to intervene in neighbouring Bahrain, after a day of clashes between police and protesters who mounted the most serious challenge to the island's royal family since demonstrations began a month ago....[view article]

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How Netanyahu can out-maneuver Obama's latest threat to Israel
Jewish World Review - March 14, 2011

If Netanyahu is serious about surmounting his diplomatic and political challenges, his best bet is to abandon his present course altogether. The most effective way to defend Israel against Obama is to boldly assert, defend and implement a unilateral Israeli plan....[view article]

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Moslem Cult Suicide bomber kills at least 33 in Afghanistan
MSNBC - March 14, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber posing as an army volunteer struck an Afghan army recruitment center in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday, killing at least 33 people, Afghan officials said....[view article]

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Egyptian Gas delayed for political reasons to Israel
YNet News - March 10, 2011

Western diplomat in Amman says Egyptian gas supply held up because of 'strong objection to deliveries to Israel among Sinai's Bedouins'...[view article]

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COMMENTARY: The Arab Democracy Paradox
Brookings - March 10, 2011

The unprecedented spread of pro-democracy protests across the Arab world in the past few weeks has taken almost everyone by surprise....[view article]

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Syria "can't be allowed" to block nuclear probe -US
Reuters - March 10, 2011

VIENNA, March 9 (Reuters) - The United States warned Syria on Wednesday it "can't be allowed" to stonewall a U.N. watchdog investigation into a desert site where covert atomic activity may have taken place before it was destroyed by Israel in 2007....[view article]

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Saudi expectations high before Friday's 'day of rage' protests
Guardian - March 10, 2011

Al-Qatif in Saudi Arabia's eastern province has a harsh climate: summer temperatures often reach the mid-40s, though the winter is pleasantly mild. But it is not the weather that is exercising locals and the government in these days of political turbulence across the Middle East....[view article]

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Pakistan acknowledges U.S. drone strikes targeting militants
CNN - March 10, 2011

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- For the first time, the Pakistani military has publicly acknowledged that U.S. drones are targeting militants on Pakistani soil....[view article]

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Islamists Dominate DOJ's List of Terror Prosecutions
Jewish World Review - March 10, 2011

Though the cult group that call themselves Moslems represent about 1 percent of the American population, they constitute defendants in 186 of the 228 cases DOJ lists. How is that for "peace loving" citizens?...[view article]

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JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will soon unveil a plan that would give the Palestinian Authority full security control of more areas of the strategic West Bank, according to d
- March 10, 2011

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will soon unveil a plan that would give the Palestinian Authority full security control of more areas of the strategic West Bank, according to diplomatic officials with specific knowledge of the proposal who spoke to WND....[view article]

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James Clapper says Libya's Muammar Gaddafi will prevail
BBC - March 10, 2011

The US national intelligence director has predicted embattled Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi will defeat the rebels challenging his grip on power....[view article]

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Islam emerges as key issue for GOP
CNN - March 9, 2011

Khan, a Moslem, has chafed at recent remarks about Islam from potential Republican presidential contenders like Sarah Palin, who has called on "peaceful Moslems" to oppose a proposed Islamic center near New York's ground zero, and Newt Gingrich, who has called for a federal ban on Sharia, or Islamic law....[view article]

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Democratic principles foreign to Islamic countries
OneNewsNow.com - March 9, 2011

An American-born Israeli author and political expert says Americans need to understand the distinction between "free elections" and "democracy" when watching the tumultuous mayhem in the Middle East....[view article]

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Ebadi: Arab-style revolt certain to erupt soon in Iran
Reuters - March 9, 2011

GENEVA, March 9 (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi said on Wednesday an Arab-style popular revolt would come soon to her country, driven by poverty and the fierce oppression of critics by its Islamic rulers. It is coming!...[view article]

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Nato weighs Libya no-fly zone options
Guardian - March 8, 2011

Nato has begun 24-hour aerial surveillance over Libya as the alliance's military planners met in Brussels to discuss options for establishing a no-fly zone....[view article]

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Iran trying to buy nuclear missile parts: Norway
Reuters - March 8, 2011

(Reuters) - Iran has been trying without success to obtain Norwegian missile technology for possible use in delivering nuclear weapons, Norway's security chief said on Monday....[view article]

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'IDF will remain on Jordan River in any future agreement'
The Jerusalem Post - March 8, 2011

In Jordan Valley, PM says "this is Israel's line of defense"; stresses need for security border; military keeps terrorists at bay....[view article]

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Arabs Rise, Tehran Trembles
The New York Times - March 8, 2011

IN "Garden of the Brave in War," his classic memoir of life on a pomegranate farm in 1960s Iran, the American writer Terence O'Donnell recounts how his illiterate house servant, Mamdali, would wake him every morning with a loud knock on the door and a simple question: "Are you an Arab or an Iranian?"...[view article]

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Reviewing Egypt's Gains from Its Peace Treaty with Israel
The Washington Institute - March 8, 2011

The Egyptian revolution has caused much speculation on the future of the country's peace treaty and bilateral ties with Israel....[view article]

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Violence by Libya Government 'Unacceptable'
VOA News - March 8, 2011

NATO allies are considering a "wide range of potential options" including military options to stop what he called the "unacceptable" violence being carried out by the Libyan government and its supporters against anti-Gadhafi rebels....[view article]

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NPR Mkes Big Error in Firing Williams
Fox News - March 8, 2011

Williams was fired after he made remarks on Fox News about his anxiety over seeing people dressed in Muslim clothing on airplanes. After leaving NPR, Williams took on an expanded role as a contributor for Fox News....[view article]

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America's Survival, Inc. Supports King Hearings into Radical Islam and Urges a Probe of Al-Jazeera
Christian Newswire - March 8, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY  -- The public policy group America's Survival, Inc. (ASI) today praised Rep. Peter King for scheduling congressional hearings on Thursday into the dangers posed by radical Islam in America and urged their expansion into the activities of the anti-American "Jihad TV" channel Al-Jazeera in the U.S....[view article]

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One dies in Copt-Moslem clash in Cairo
BBC - March 8, 2011

At least one person has died in clashes between Coptic Christians and cult driven Moslems in Cairo, Egyptian officials say....[view article]

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Whose vision will build the new Egypt?
New York Post - March 7, 2011

Spring may be weeks away, but for Egyptians it is already here. It arrived when President Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down after 31 years, triggering euphoria not seen here since the 1952 coup that ended the monarchy....[view article]

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Father Raymond J. de Souza: Pakistan jihadis wage war on Christians
National Post - March 3, 2011

The jihadist war against Christians, religious liberty, democracy, the rule of law and human decency continues. In Islamabad, Islamist assassins killed Shahbaz Bhatti, the Minister of Minorities in Pakistan's national government....[view article]

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Middle East: French and German tourists playing golf amid humanitarian crisis
Telegraph - March 3, 2011

Thousands of French and German tourists are playing golf and frolicking in Tunisia's azure waters, surrounded by a humanitarian crisis caused by a vast tide of people fleeing Libya's unrest....[view article]

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ISRAEL: A Trophy to be proud of
The Jerusalem Post - March 3, 2011

Tank defense system could radically alter the balance of power on both the Lebanese and Gaza fronts....[view article]

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Swedish FM: We won't unilaterally recognize PA state
The Jerusalem Post - March 3, 2011

Sweden is not considering going the way of a number of South American countries and unilaterally recognizing a Palestinians state within the 1967 lines, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday....[view article]

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How the Arabs Turned Shame Into Liberty
The New York Times - March 3, 2011

PERHAPS this Arab Revolution of 2011 had a scent for the geography of grief and cruelty....[view article]

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Gadhafi Forces Bomb Brega, Keep Control of Zawiya Refinery
Wall Street Journal - March 3, 2011

Libyan warplanes Thursday struck the rebel-held oil port in the eastern town of Brega, as mutinous army units with machine guns and rocket launchers deployed around the town's strategic oil installations, securing the site after the opposition repelled an attempt by government loyalists to retake the port Wednesday, the Associated Press reported....[view article]

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MUST WATCH VIDEO: Harvard's Niall Ferguson Schools Her on Muslim Brotherhood and Caliphate
MSNBC - March 2, 2011

Simply the best insight on the situation in Egypt, presented by a Harvard history professor. A must watch news video! BRAVO!...[view article]

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IDF armor-defense system foils attack on tank for first time
Haaretz.com - March 2, 2011

The Israel Defense Forces Armored Corps successfully operated its new armor-defense system for the first time on Tuesday, defending a tank from an antitank missile attack on the Gaza border....[view article]

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IDF celebrates Armored Corps history: Trophy system successful
YNet News - March 2, 2011

IDF feels like it has crossed the Rubicon in the anti-tank missile battle with the operational success of the 'Trophy': Senior IDF sources expressed immense satisfaction Tuesday from the first operational activation of the active protection system (APS), designed to supplement the armor of both light and heavy armored fighting vehicles, known as Trophy, this afternoon near the southern Gaza Strip border....[view article]

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Egypt's Moussa says running for president; adopts harsher tone on Israel
YNet News - March 2, 2011

Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa announced on Tuesday that he was running for president of Egypt in elections scheduled for this year....[view article]

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Libya Supply Disruption Could Push Oil to $130: Official
Reuters - March 2, 2011

Libya's troubles created the country's worst energy crisis in decades and supply disruptions to world markets could push oil above $130 a barrel in the next month if troubles persist, Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, told Reuters Wednesday....[view article]

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Rebels push back Libya regime attack on oil port
AP - Associated Press - March 2, 2011

BREGA, Libya (AP) -- Opponents of Moammar Gahadfi repelled an attack by the Libyan leader's forces trying to retake a key coastal oil installation in a topsy-turvy battle Wednesday in which shells splashed in the Mediterranean and a warplane bombed a beach where rebel fighters were charging over the dunes. At least five people were killed in the fighting....[view article]

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Rebels fight Gadhafi forces over Libyan oil port
My Way News - March 2, 2011

BREGA, Libya (AP) - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi battled government opponents for control of a key oil installation and an airstrip Wednesday on the Mediterranean coast in a counter-offensive against the rebel-held eastern half of the country....[view article]

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Libya Rebels March West as Fronts Firm
Wall Street Journal - March 2, 2011

A ragtag army of opponents to Col. Moammar Gadhafi began moving west toward Tripoli from the east and the U.S. ordered two warships to the Mediterranean Sea, as the prospect of an extended war loomed over Libya....[view article]

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U.S. faces bloody war if enters Libya: Gaddafi
Reuters - March 2, 2011

(Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi said on Wednesday that Libyans would die in thousands if the United States or other foreign powers enter Libya, and he was ready to discuss constitutional and legal changes without violence....[view article]

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Moslem Brotherhood sees opportunity in Jordan
Washington Times - March 2, 2011

AMMAN, Jordan | With its Friday anti-government rallies here attracting more protesters each week, the Moslem Brotherhood has positioned itself to become a leading player among Jordanian lawmakers if democratic reforms are enacted....[view article]

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Yemeni president blames U.S., Israel for 'destabilizing the Arab world'
Jewish World Review - March 2, 2011

CANAA, Yemen - (MCT) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh delivered a fiery speech Tuesday blaming Israel and the United States for destabilizing the Arab world, saying the anti-government protests in his capital were being run by the White House....[view article]

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Oil, gold gain on Middle East tension
Reuters - March 2, 2011

(Reuters) - Brent crude oil futures finished Tuesday at their highest level in 2-1/2 years, U.S. crude rose over 2 percent, and investors quest for safety sent gold to an all-time high, on fears political turmoil in Libya would spread to other oil producing countries....[view article]

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Pat Robertson: God Won't Let Ahmadinejad Start Armageddon
Newsmax.com - March 2, 2011

Christian Broadcasting Network founder and "The 700 Club" host Rev. Pat Robertson believes the present world will end someday - but not at the behest of nuclear-armed Iranian strongman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad....[view article]

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How is Qaddafi still hanging on?
Jewish World Review - March 2, 2011

Benghazi, Libya - (TCSM) Muammar Qaddafi is ringed by financial sanctions. The United States and European powers say they are mulling further steps, including extending a no-fly zone over the country to protect the uprising against his rule....[view article]

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VIDEO: Playing dead: The sickening video that shows children recreating suicide bomber attacks as a playground game!
Mail Online - March 2, 2011

A shocking video has emerged from Pakistan depicting children role-playing a Taliban suicide bombing....[view article]

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Saudi activists eye protests, wait for new cabinet
Reuters - February 28, 2011

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Democracy activists in Saudi Arabia say the government is closely monitoring social media to nip in the bud any protests inspired by uprisings that swept Arab countries, toppling leaders in Egypt and Tunisia....[view article]

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Huckabee: Israelis Feel Obama Cast Them to Wolves
- February 28, 2011

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who recently returned from a trip to Israel, tells Newsmax that the Israelis feel "on their own" and no longer can rely on the United States under Obama....[view article]

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Losing the Middle East
The National Interest - February 24, 2011

Prediction is always risky or plain silly, but my guess is that when the dust settles, which it will, in a month or two or three's time, one will see that Western-and Israeli-interests in the Middle East will have been substantially undermined and anti-Western-and anti-Israeli-interests substantially bolstered....[view article]

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Sheikh Qaradawi Seeks Total War
The Atlantic - February 24, 2011

Moslem cult leader Qaradawi underlines the need for Moslems all over the world to involve themselves in the Israel/Palestine conflict when he goes on to discuss the question of Jerusalem....[view article]

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Some in Israel warn against Google Street View
- February 24, 2011

The government decides to work with Google to bring Street View to Israel in the coming months, but some cabinet members worry that the street-level photographs will help terrorists plan attacks....[view article]

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Palestinians to 'boycott US' over Security Council veto
The Jerusalem Post - February 24, 2011

Palestinian local councils boycott American officials, journalists; Fayyad says he would give up any aid that is dependent on political conditions....[view article]

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Satellite images show Damascus established four facilities to accompany reactor bombed in 2007
YNet News - February 24, 2011

WASHINGTON - Syria established four additional nuclear facilities aside from the one bombed by Israel in 2007, the US Institute for Science and International Security reported late Wednesday....[view article]

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Gaza militants fire missile at Be'er Sheva for first time since Gaza war
Haaretz.com - February 24, 2011

One Grad missile hit building in residential area, causing damage; no casualties reported; Palestinians report Israeli air strike retaliation, wounding two Islamic Jihad militants....[view article]

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Report: Iran warships dock in Syria after crossing Suez
Haaretz.com - February 24, 2011

Iran navy commander says 'Zionist regime' is exaggerating the crossing to create regional tension, when in reality, the Iranian ships are 'carrying a message of peace to nations of the world.' [Right!]...[view article]

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Oil at two-year high as Libya on edge of civil war
AP - Associated Press - February 23, 2011

Oil prices rose to fresh two-year highs around $96 a barrel Wednesday amid concerns that a violent power struggle in Libya could disrupt supplies, with experts warning the next weeks and months would prove highly volatile....[view article]

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Egyptian Court Criticized for Acquitting Suspects in Coptic Killing Case
ChristianPost.com - February 23, 2011

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom criticized on Tuesday the decision of an Egyptian state security court to acquit two men charged with the murder of six Coptic Christians....[view article]

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood faces prospect of democracy amid internal discord
The Washington Post - February 23, 2011

CAIRO - With President Hosni Mubarak gone, the Muslim Brotherhood is finding the prospect of democracy here a mixed blessing....[view article]

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Fear grows in Israel over backlash from Egypt
LA Times - February 22, 2011

The idea of Iranian warships in the Suez Canal, calls for the 'conquest' of Al Aqsa mosque and suspended natural gas shipments add to anxiety over the nations' relationship....[view article]

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Egypt gets its Khomeini
The Jerusalem Post - February 22, 2011

Up until now, the Egyptian revolution generally, and the Brotherhood in particular, has lacked a charismatic thinker, someone who could really mobilize the masses. Qaradawi is that man....[view article]

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Arrow 2 missile defense system successfully tested
The Jerusalem Post - February 22, 2011

Missile defense system tried out off the coast of California destroying target simulating an Iranian ballistic missile....[view article]

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Iran naval ships enter Suez Canal, says Egyptian official
Haaretz.com - February 22, 2011

Israel says it takes a 'grave view' of the ships' passage - the first Iranian naval vessels to go through the canal since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution....[view article]

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Hezbollah might attack Israeli target to help Iran
The Jerusalem Post - February 22, 2011

IDF Northern Command believes regime in Iran may initiate attack if it feels under pressure due to anti-government protests....[view article]

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan
Wall Street Journal - February 22, 2011

Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, traveled to Jordan this month for talks with King Abdullah II, just days after the monarch swore in a new government and promised to implement economic reforms. Admiral Mullen appeared to be in the region to reassure the jittery kingdom that the U.S. has its back....[view article]

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4 Americans on hijacked yacht dead off Somalia
CBSNews.com - February 22, 2011

The four Americans aboard a yacht hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia are dead....[view article]

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Political Fight Over Unions Escalates
- February 22, 2011

Unionism (Marxism?) vs Republican Capitalism -- The clash between Republicans and unions that caught fire in Wisconsin last week escalated Monday: Labor leaders planned to take their protests to dozens of other capitals and Democrats in a second state considered a walkout to stall bills that would limit union power....[view article]

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In Egypt, 'pro-democracy' leaders already seeking to 'reassess' peace with Israel
Jewish World Review - February 22, 2011

Israel's so-called "cold peace" with Egypt is looking colder by the day. As early as today, Egypt is expected to permit two Iranian warships to pass through the Suez Canal for the first time since the Iranian revolution in 1979, Israeli officials say....[view article]

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Moslem countries must get out of the orbit of the U.S.: Leader
Tehran Times - February 22, 2011

TEHRAN - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said the best way to resolve the problems facing regional countries is to prevent the United States from interfering in their internal affairs....[view article]

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EU faces test in dealing with under-pressure Arab regimes
Deutsche Welle - February 22, 2011

The EU finds itself presented with an opportunity to lead in helping a number of Arab states move toward democracy, but stubborn dictators who cling to power may expose the frailties of the EU's common foreign policy....[view article]

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Al-Qaida figure believed killed in US drone strike
Fox News - February 22, 2011

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - An Iraqi al-Qaida operative was believed to be one of 15 militants killed in two U.S. missile strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt along the Afghan border Monday, Pakistani intelligence officials said....[view article]

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Why Do People Say Muslim Now Instead of Moslem?
- February 22, 2011

Is it Muslim or Moslem? When Baby Boomers were children it was Moslem. The American Heritage Dictionary (1992) noted, "Moslem is the form predominantly preferred in journalism and popular usage. Muslim is preferred by scholars and by English-speaking adherents of Islam." No more. Now, almost everybody uses Muslim. According to the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, "Moslem and Muslim are basically two different spellings for the same word." But the seemingly arbitrary choice of spellings is...[view article]

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Bahrain Protests: At Least 2 Dead in Crackdown; ABC's Miguel Marquez Roughed Up
ABC News - February 17, 2011

With unrest spreading across the Arab world from Egypt to other countries, protesters said at least two people were killed in a crackdown on demonstrations in Bahrain....[view article]

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Cairo Teen Finds Looted Pharaoh Akhenaton Statue
AFP - February 17, 2011

By AFP - A Cairo teenager found a priceless statue of Pharaoh Akhenaton near a garbage bin after it was stolen from the Egyptian Museum during anti-regime protests, Egypt's antiquities chief said Thursday....[view article]

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CBS complicit in news coverup
Boston Herald - February 17, 2011

"[60 Minutes] correspondent Lara Logan was repeatedly sexually assaulted by thugs yelling, ‘Jew! Jew!' as she covered the chaotic fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo's main square Friday."...[view article]

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In sharp reversal, U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in Security Council
Foreign Policy - February 17, 2011

The U.S. informed Moslem cult run governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal....[view article]

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Iran denies cancellation: Warships to cross Suez Canal
The Jerusalem Post - February 17, 2011

Report by Iranian TV denies claims that ships had withdrawn their applications to transit into the Mediterranean; Lieberman calls planned transit a "provocation."...[view article]

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Protesters in Libya demand Gaddafi ouster and reforms
The Washington Post - February 17, 2011

CAIRO - Unrest in Libya spread on Wednesday, with riot police clashing with protesters in Benghazi, the nation's second-largest city, and marchers setting fire to security headquarters and police stations in two other cities, witnesses said....[view article]

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Syria still stonewalling UN nuclear probe: diplomats
AFP - February 17, 2011

VIENNA (AFP) - Syria has snubbed a request by UN atomic watchdog chief Yukiya Amano for prompt access to a suspect nuclear site and a number of other locations, diplomats said on Tuesday....[view article]

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Unrest Spreads, Some Violently, in Middle East
The New York Times - February 17, 2011

From northern Africa to the Persian Gulf, governments appeared to flounder over just how to outrun mostly peaceful movements, spreading erratically like lava erupting from a volcano, with no predictable end....[view article]

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Gaddafi next? Anti-government protests spread to Libya
Jewish World Review - February 17, 2011

CAIRO - The anti-government protest wave unleashed in Tunisia and Egypt in the past few weeks swept into Libya, where demonstrators battled security forces in a rare public outpouring of anger at longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, according to the organization Human Rights Watch....[view article]

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Free Bible Study Online Resource: Prayers of the Old Testament
- February 17, 2011

Eight studies from Lynne M. Baab, based on prayers from seven Old Testament books, invite you to meet our mighty, loving God in fresh ways, bringing all of who you are to him....[view article]

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U.S. oil jumps on Mideast, Africa turmoil
Reuters - February 17, 2011

(Reuters) - U.S. crude futures rose sharply on Thursday as Egypt-style protests in oil-producing regions kept the potential for supply disruption in focus and traders moved to narrow the record deficit to Brent crude....[view article]

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Iran's Natanz nuclear facility recovered quickly from Stuxnet cyberattack
The Washington Post - February 16, 2011

VIENNA - In an underground chamber near the Iranian city of Natanz, a network of surveillance cameras offers the outside world a rare glimpse into Iran's largest nuclear facility. The cameras were installed by U.N. inspectors to keep tabs on Iran's nuclear progress, but last year they recorded something unexpected: workers hauling away crate after crate of broken equipment....[view article]

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More clashes in Bahrain and Yemen; calls in Iran to punish opposition leaders
The Washington Post - February 15, 2011

TEHRAN - Iranian hardliners called Tuesday for the arrest or execution of opposition leaders involved in Monday's street protests, as gatherings of Egypt-inspired demonstrators in Bahrain and Yemen again resulted in bloodshed....[view article]

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VIDEO: Iran protests: clashes 'filmed in Tehran'
Telegraph - February 15, 2011

RIOTS IRANIAN STREETS: It showing crowds chanting "Death to the Dictator" and a man, believed to be a government loyalist, being beaten by protesters....[view article]

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Mubarak resignation throws into question U.S.-Egyptian counterterrorism work
The Washington Post - February 15, 2011

For decades, Egypt's government has been a critical partner for U.S. intelligence agencies, sharing information on extremist groups such as al-Qaeda and working hand in glove on counterterrorism operations. Now the future of that cooperation is in question....[view article]

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Egypt opposition needs time, or Islamists will win
Reuters - February 15, 2011

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Muslim Brotherhood will be the only group in Egypt ready for a parliamentary election unless others are given a year or more to recover from years of oppression, said a former Brotherhood politician seeking to found his own party....[view article]

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Arab Dictators and Radical Islam
Hudson New York - February 15, 2011

For decades, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and other Arab dictators used to tell Americans and Europeans that if they did not support them, the result would be Muslim extremists coming to power....[view article]

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Understanding the Moslem Brotherhood
Wall Street Journal - February 15, 2011

• It's easy to be taken in by the Muslim Brotherhood: Eight decades as a disciplined, underground organization, outwardly involved in charitable social work, have made them experts at tailoring messages to separate audiences. • Hassan al-Banna (1906-1949), the Brotherhood's founder, was an admirer of the fascist movements of his day, and he had similar ambitions for his own movement. "Andalusia, Sicily, the Balkans, south Italy and the Roman sea islands were all Islamic lands that have to be...[view article]

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The Butchers of Iran: Call for the execution of Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi Continue reading the mai
- February 15, 2011

Members of Iran's parliament have called for opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi to be tried and executed....[view article]

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Gaddafi tells Palestinians: revolt against Israel
Reuters - February 14, 2011

TRIPOLI, (Reuters) - Palestinian refugees should capitalise on the wave of popular revolts in the Middle East by massing peacefully on the borders of Israel until it gives in to their demands, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Sunday....[view article]

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Israeli army 'ready for all eventualities': PM
France24.com - February 14, 2011

AFP - The Israeli military is "ready for all eventualities" as the Arab and Muslim world undergoes "an earthquake," Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday just days after Egypt's regime collapsed....[view article]

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Iran 'steadily' produces enriched uranium: IAEA head
AFP - February 14, 2011

Iran is "steadily" producing enriched uranium, the head of the UN nuclear monitoring organization said in an interview published The Washington Post Monday....[view article]

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Mideast Unrest Spreads
Wall Street Journal - February 14, 2011

CAIRO-As Egypt's new military leadership suspended the constitution, dissolved parliament and promised fresh elections, demands for similar political reform swept across the Arab world-from Libya to Iran-following the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak....[view article]

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Thousands demonstrate in Iran despite ban
Breitbart - February 14, 2011

Thousands of defiant Iranian opposition supporters, moving in scattered groups in Tehran on Monday, staged what they said was a rally supporting Arab revolts as riot police armed with batons moved in to disperse them, witnesses and opposition websites said....[view article]

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Photo by: Ariel Jerozolimski 'Israel in worst shape for water resources in Mideast'
The Jerusalem Post - February 14, 2011

Indian thinktank report claims countries can make "blue peace" with water management, solve deadlocks between Israel, PA, Syria....[view article]

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U.S. allies in Mideast worry over commitment of Obama administration
Jewish World Review - February 14, 2011

A day after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was driven from power by a popular uprising, Obama called Jordan's King Abdullah, among others, to emphasize American support for greater political openness. But there is now little trust and rightly so....[view article]

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Middle East nations scramble to contain unrest
Jewish World Review - February 14, 2011

AMMAN, Jordan - To track the growing political movements gaining strength from the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia across North Africa and the Middle East, one would be well advised to get a planner....[view article]

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Turkey as an Alternative Democratization Model for the Middle East
Today's Zaman - February 14, 2011

The popular uprisings against authoritarian regimes in Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan and Egypt herald the beginning of a new political era in the Middle East. At the center of this new political order is a generation of young Arabs, educated, highly marginalized, and numerous....[view article]

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Security forces clash with demonstrators in Iran
CNN - February 14, 2011

Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Security forces attacked demonstrators Monday who were protesting the regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, witnesses said....[view article]

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King Tut statue among missing Egypt treasures, minister says
CNN - February 14, 2011

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- At least 17 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum of Cairo are missing following a break-in, the country's minister of antiquities said Sunday....[view article]

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Egypt crisis: Protests switch to demands on pay
BBC - February 14, 2011

Fresh protests and strikes have flared in Egypt as demonstrators demand better pay and conditions from the country's new military rulers....[view article]

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US vows to oppose UN resolution on Israel
AFP - February 14, 2011

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States, a veto-wielding permanent UN Security Council member, will use "the tools that we have" to block a resolution condemning Israeli settlements, a top US diplomat said Thursday....[view article]

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Malware Aimed at Iran Hit Five Sites, Report Says
The New York Times - February 14, 2011

The Stuxnet software worm repeatedly sought to infect five industrial facilities in Iran over a 10-month period, a new report says, in what could be a clue into how it might have infected the Iranian uranium enrichment complex at Natanz....[view article]

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Egypt reportedly losing control of Sinai to Beduin
The Jerusalem Post - February 14, 2011

Concern is mounting in Israel over reports that the Egyptian police force has abandoned the Sinai Peninsula in face of growing Beduin violence, and that the territory will turn into a breeding ground for global jihad....[view article]

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Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed
The Jerusalem Post - February 9, 2011

Banned but tolerated for decades by successive Egyptian regimes, the Islamist cult movement is now emerging as a player in the country’s resurgent opposition....[view article]

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Egypt could put brakes on the global economy
Deutsche Welle - February 9, 2011

In global economic terms, Egypt is a small player. However, the country holds the keys to a very important transport route - the Suez Canal. And that has investors worried....[view article]

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Church in Turkey's Southeast preparing for religious ceremony
Hurriyey Daily News and Economic Review - February 9, 2011

After the church on Akdamar Island in Van, the Surp Giragos Armenian Church in Diyarbakır is now preparing for a religious ceremony. The Istanbul Armenian Foundation undertook the restoration of the church, bringing together Turkey and the Armenian diaspora....[view article]

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Jordan tribes break taboo by targeting queen
Breitbart - February 9, 2011

Popular discontent in Jordan has taken a new turn with unprecedented public criticism of King Abdullah II's wife, Queen Rania, who stands accused of "corruption" by large tribes....[view article]

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Iraqi al Qaeda calls for prison breaks in Egypt
Reuters - February 9, 2011

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Iraq-based arm called on Egyptian Muslims to free all prisoners from their nation's jails, issuing an appeal for holy war as Cairo said Islamist militants had already escaped during anti-government turmoil....[view article]

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Address by PM Netanyahu to the European Friends of Israel Conference
Israeli Embassy - February 9, 2011

It’s very good to see all of you, to welcome you in Jerusalem.  It is a great city that has great significance for each of your countries and for Europe.  I was recently in Athens and my friend George Papandreou took me to a nightly visit to the Acropolis.  It was very moving, very moving. ...[view article]

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Discovery of Kurdish Mass Graves Leads Turkey to Face Past
VOA News - February 9, 2011

Excavations are continuing at two mass graves which have been discovered in the southeast of Turkey, a predominantly Kurdish southeast Turkey....[view article]

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Muslim Brotherhood cagey on government shift
Washington Times - February 8, 2011

The Muslim Brotherhood is seeking to make the most of its position as Egypt‘s largest and best-organized opposition group after initially declining to participate in the pro-democracy protests that have swept the nation....[view article]

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US embassy cables: Suleiman on dangers posed by Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
Guardian - February 8, 2011

During his February 8-9 visit to Egypt FBI Director Robert Mueller held a series of cordial and productive meetings with President Mubarak, Intelligence Chief Soliman, Interior Minister Adly, and State Security Director Abdel Rahman....[view article]

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Muslim Brotherhood eyes comeback in Egypt
The Washington Post - February 8, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT - Hamdi Hassan, a senior member of the banned Muslim Brotherhood party, was jailed by Egyptian authorities Jan. 28 during the tensest days of anti-government protests in this coastal city....[view article]

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Concerns grow over Egypt's WMD research
MSNBC - February 8, 2011

With Egypt in revolt and the country's future uncertain, concern is growing over whether a new government in the Arab world's most militarily and industrially advanced country could accelerate an arms race in one of the world's most volatile regions....[view article]

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Army Chief Ashkenazi: Prepare for all-out war
YNet News - February 8, 2011

In his final days on the job, Chief of Staff Ashkenazi warns about growing radicalization in region; given recent changes across Middle East, Israel must prepare for a battle in several theaters, he says....[view article]

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Hamas: We won't hold PA municipal elections in Gaza
The Jerusalem Post - February 8, 2011

After Fayyad declares elections in Gaza and W. Bank will be held, Islamist group says elections have no value because PA has no legitimacy....[view article]

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Obama's pressure on Mubarak could cost US regional influence
Jewish World Review - February 8, 2011

Obama has shifted increasingly over the past week toward the demand by Egypt's Moslem cultic anti-regime protesters that the Honorable President Hosni Mubarak resign immediately....[view article]

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99% Sudan referendum result confirmed
Guardian - February 8, 2011

The world's newest country has been born with confirmation that southern Sudan voted almost unanimously (99%) for independence from the cultic Moslem run north....[view article]

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VIDEO: Psalm 83
- February 8, 2011

Joel 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet (shofar in Hebrew) in Zion, and sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD is coming, for it is near at hand;...[view article]

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Protests Linger as Normal Life in Cairo Begins to Resume
The New York Times - February 7, 2011

CAIRO - With Egypt's revolt entering a third week, many parts of Cairo appeared to be resuming normal life on Monday: A.T.M.'s dispensed much-needed cash, shops and banks were staffed - though some kept their doors shut to customers - and the city's drivers were snarled in a vast traffic jam....[view article]

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'Europe must demand commitment to democracy'
Deutsche Welle - February 7, 2011

Critics have accused European politicians of lacking credibility for supporting Hosni Mubarak's regime. But what can foreign policy actually achieve? DW's Fabian Schmidt talked to Christian Democrat Ruprecht Polenz....[view article]

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The Threats of a Nuclear Iran Revealed February 8 in Film 'Iranium'
Christian Newswire - February 7, 2011

NEW YORK,  Christian Newswire -- Iranium, a documentary film exposing the dangers posed to America and the international community by a nuclear Iran, will premiere February 8 in a nationwide screening event at AMC Theaters in select cities, and at community centers across the United States....[view article]

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RADICAL ISLAM IS THE ULTIMATE ISSUE
- February 7, 2011

By David Dolan Despite the fact that I have lived and worked as a journalist in Israel for over 30 years, I've thankfully never had a gun pointed at me in the Lord's special land.  I have dodged bullets a few times, had stones hurled onto my car, and had rockets and mortar shells land nearby, especially when I lived along Israel's northern border with Lebanon.  I have also been in the vicinity of several major terror attacks, including one...[view article]

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'Iranian opposition asks to rally in support of Egypt'
The Jerusalem Post - February 7, 2011

The Iranian opposition requested permission to hold a demonstration in support of the protesters in Egypt next week, Aharq al-Awsat reported on Monday. Opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Moussavi reportedly applied for permits to set up a rally on February 14....[view article]

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Oil prices lower as tension eases over Egypt
Fox News - February 7, 2011

Oil prices fell Monday as an uneasy calm settled over Egypt and concerns resurfaced about the pace of U.S. economic growth....[view article]

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Islamic flood coming to U.S.?
OneNewsNow.com - February 7, 2011

An Israeli author and expert on the Middle East is warning Americans that Islamic immigrants could possibly flood the U.S. as a result of the events taking place in Egypt....[view article]

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Prophetic consequences of American leadership supporting Muslim Brotherhood
Koenig News Service - February 7, 2011

WASH--Feb 7--KIN--The Islamic-friendly White House supports replacing the Egyptian government with a coalition that includes the radical terrorist sponsoring Muslim Brotherhood....[view article]

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Netanyahu: Egypt could fall into hands of radical Islamists
Haaretz.com - February 7, 2011

Prime Minister warned that after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak leaves power, the country could go in the direction of Iran....[view article]

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Egypt investigator: Pipeline explosion caused by bomb
The Jerusalem Post - February 7, 2011

Judge issues report with testimony from guards saying men stormed the terminal, restrained guards and detonated explosives via remote control....[view article]

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Egypt Army Moves to Stop Assault on Protesters
Fox News - February 3, 2011

CAIRO –  Egyptian army tanks and soldiers cleared away pro-government rioters and deployed between them and protesters seeking the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, moving to halt violence as the prime minister made an unprecedented apology Thursday for the assault by regime backers that turned central Cairo into a battle zone....[view article]

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Obama and Clinton being brushed aside as crisis in Egypt escalates
Jewish World Review - February 3, 2011

Stunned by the bloodshed in Cairo, the Obama administration increasingly pinned its hopes on Egypt's military as the best chance for pushing out Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and ushering in a new government....[view article]

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New Jordanian PM in talks to form gov't with opposition
The Jerusalem Post - February 3, 2011

Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit, met with the Islamic Action Front, the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, the Jordanian government reported on Thursday....[view article]

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Chinese money seeking Israeli technology
YNet News - February 3, 2011

Israel has knowledge, technology; China has funds. Jay Young, an investor specializing in locating Israeli business opportunities for Chinese market, explains why two countries work together so well and how to overcome cultural barriers....[view article]

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Egypt opposition refuses to negotiate, even as violence spirals
Haaretz.com - February 3, 2011

Leading Egyptian opposition members refused Thursday to negotiate with newly elected Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, saying that they would not enter into talks until Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak left office immediately....[view article]

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Egypt PM apologizes for attack on anti-Mubarak crowd
The Jerusalem Post - February 3, 2011

Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik on Thursday apologized for the attack by regime supporters on anti-government protesters in central Cairo, vowing to investigate who was behind it....[view article]

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Muslim Brotherhood wants end to Egypt-Israeli peace deal
RIANOVOSTI - February 3, 2011

Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood movement has unveiled its plans to scrap a peace treaty with Israel if it comes to power, a deputy leader said in an interview with NHK TV....[view article]

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Too Late for Reform Now
- February 3, 2011

Reform? Sorry, the time to call for that was a year ago, five years ago, ten years ago. Egyptians no longer want President Mubarak to reform; they simply want no more Mubaraks. Top-down political reform is now over in Egypt. In its place we are seeing bottom-up change, with all its many risks....[view article]

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Islamist Tells Hannity: U.S. Will Fall to Sharia
Newsmax.com - February 3, 2011

A Muslim cleric Wednesday said Egypt will be ruled by Sharia law and eventually the United States - and the whole world - will fall to radical Islam. In a heated interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, Sheik Anjem Choudary also called for the destruction of Israel, saying the Jewish state needs to be "repelled" for what it has done to Muslims....[view article]

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Al-Qaida Could Have Nuclear Bomb
Newsmax.com - February 2, 2011

Al-Qaida has the time, materials and talent to assemble radioactive "dirty" bombs, according to leaked documents obtained by the London Telegraph newspaper....[view article]

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Mubarak supporters clash with crowds after army tells protesters: 'Go home'
The Washington Post - February 2, 2011

CAIRO - The Egyptian army called Wednesday for an end to the massive demonstrations that have shaken President Hosni Mubarak's grip on power, and the atmosphere turned ominous as the anti-government crowds were confronted by angry Mubarak supporters....[view article]

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Jordan's King Abdullah shuffles cabinet, but few see an Egypt in the making
Christian Science Monitor - February 2, 2011

After weeks of intermittent street protests, Jordan's King Abdullah II has sacked his cabinet of ministers and called for the formation of a new government led by Maarouf Al Bakhit, a career military man with a reputation for maintaining order and stability. The new government is also tasked with implementing political reforms....[view article]

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PM Netanyahu Comments on Situation in Egypt
Israeli Embassy - February 2, 2011

In talks with diplomatic officials today Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted that Israel's interest is maintaining the peace with Egypt. Israel believes that the international community must insist that any Egyptian government maintain the peace treaty with Israel....[view article]

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VIDEO: Krauthammer: Democratic Outcome In Egypt Is Far From Inevitable
Real Clear Politics - February 2, 2011

Charles Krauthammer: "Look, everybody would like to have a democratic outcome, but you have to be a child to believe that it is an inevitable outcome of this revolution. You have to be a wild-eyed optimist to believe that it is even the most likely outcome....[view article]

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Thousands march in support of Mubarak after defiant speech
The Jerusalem Post - February 2, 2011

CAIRO - Thousands of people marched in support of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Wednesday morning, hours after he made a defiant speech promising to serve out the last months of his term and "die on Egyptian soil."...[view article]

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Egyptian Foreign Ministry tells EU, US stay out of affairs
The Jerusalem Post - February 2, 2011

Following comments from several EU countries and the US in regards to the future of the Mubarak regime, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry responded by rebuffing foreign intervention into their internal affairs. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry rejected international calls for an immediate transition of power....[view article]

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'We know that Netanyahu cannot sleep now'
The Jerusalem Post - February 2, 2011

Protesters tell 'The Jerusalem Post' they don't feel Egypt is completely free of Israeli occupation, "Camp David made us a slave."...[view article]

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'More difficulties' for Christians in Egypt
OneNewsNow.com - February 2, 2011

As Christian organizations that support missionary efforts in Egypt continue to monitor the instability in the North African country, one group has growing concerns about the safety of its personnel in that nation....[view article]

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Open Doors Calls for Prayer for Christians in Egypt
Open Doors - February 2, 2011

SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Carl Moeller, president/CEO of Open Doors USA, calls the current violence in Egypt challenging for Christians there and is calling on the church in the West to unite in prayer for believers and the future of the country....[view article]

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WikiLeaks: tension in the Middle East and Asia has 'direct potential' to lead to nuclear war
Telegraph - February 2, 2011

Tension in the Middle East and Asia has given rise to an escalating atomic arms and missiles race which has "the direct potential to lead to nuclear war," leaked diplomatic documents disclose....[view article]

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WikiLeaks: terrorists 'plan to use teddy bear bombs to blow up planes'
Telegraph - February 2, 2011

Terrorists are planning to use children's toys such as teddy bears to get bombs onto planes, according to leaked diplomatic dispatches....[view article]

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Yemen's president says he won't seek re-election or hand power to son
CNN - February 2, 2011

(CNN) -- Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh will not seek re-election once his current term ends in 2013, he said Wednesday, after more than three decades in office....[view article]

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1,500-year-old church found in Israel
AP - Associated Press - February 2, 2011

HIRBET MADRAS, Israel (AP) - Israeli archaeologists presented a newly uncovered 1,500-year-old church in the Judean hills on Wednesday, including an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks....[view article]

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Pressure builds against US allies in region as Egypt crisis escalates
- February 2, 2011

Ramallah: Jordan's king fired his cabinet and the Palestinian president promised to hold long-delayed elections as America's Mideast allies came under pressure for democratic reforms because of the popular protests sweeping Egypt....[view article]

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Clueless in Washington
Jewish World Review - February 2, 2011

Does the US fail to understand what will happen to its strategic interests in the region if the Muslim Brotherhood is the power behind the throne of the next regime?...[view article]

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WikiLeaks: al-Qaeda 'is planning a dirty bomb'
Telegraph - February 2, 2011

Al-Qaeda is actively tring to secure nuclear material and recruiting rogue scientists to build a radioactive "dirty" bomb, according to leaked diplomatic documents....[view article]

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America's Role In The Egypt Crisis
- February 1, 2011

Sometime ago I read about a billboard in Grand Junction, Colorado with Jimmy Carter's picture on it and a thought bubble containing the following words, "They can't call me the worst President anymore!" Recent events in the Middle East and the reaction of the Obama Administration has brought to memory that horrible nightmare of 1978-79 when the Carter administration did nothing to help or support the government of our ally and friend, the Shah of Iran....[view article]

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Liam Fox: Iran could have nuclear weapons next year
Telegraph - February 1, 2011

The West should assume the Islamic Republic will be nuclear-armed by 2012 and "act in accordance" with that timetable, the Defence Secretary has said....[view article]

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Egypt revolt is 'step towards Islamic Middle East'
Breitbart - February 1, 2011

Iran said on Tuesday the uprising in Egypt will help create an Islamic Middle East but accused US officials of interfering in the "freedom seeking" movement which has rocked the Arab nation....[view article]

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Jordan's King Abdullah Dissolves Government
Fox News - February 1, 2011

AMMAN, Jordan -- Jordan's King Abdullah II, bowing to public pressure, fired his government on Tuesday and tasked a new prime minister with quickly boosting economic opportunities and giving Jordanians a greater say in politics....[view article]

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COMMENTARY: How -- and why -- the Muslim Brotherhood's Egyptian strategy is succeeding
- January 31, 2011

The exchange in the streets of Cairo between the students, both members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, is a telling glimpse into the Arab world's largest Islamic organization as it joins other opposition groups seeking to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak. The Brotherhood is muting its religious message....[view article]

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Trump: Mideast Explosion Could Destroy OPEC, Lower Oil Prices
Newsmax.com - January 31, 2011

Donald Trump takes aim at America's "horrible" trade agreements, declares that the Middle East is going to explode, warns about "catastrophic" oil prices, and charges that Obama's Afghanistan policy is "dangerous and stupid."...[view article]

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