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Daily Archives: January 18, 2013

Pilgrims or Mercenaries? Iranian Hostages Freed by Free Syrian Army

http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/fdd-policy-brief The Free Syrian Army last week released forty seven Iranian citizens and their Syrian interpreter in exchange for 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government. The exchange of hostages was facilitated through the good...

Palestinians: Fatah’s Armed Gangs Are Back

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3542/fatah-armed-gangs After keeping a low profile for the past few years, Fatah's armed gangs have resurfaced in the West Bank. The reappearance of the masked gunmen could only mean one of two things: either the Palestinian...

Israeli company: Anti-missile system passes tests

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g0yA1CuTBlcUtvQredfRwlN8CGqQ An Israeli defense technology company says it has successfully tested an anti-missile system designed to protect commercial passenger jets. Elbit Systems Ltd. on Wednesday said its C-MUSIC system to protect large jets against shoulder-launched missiles...

The “Monument” to Baruch Goldstein and the “Moderation” of Abbas.

In "Obama, Israelis, and Palestinians: More Words, Less Action" by David Makovsky and David Pollack of the Washington Institute for Near East Affairs: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/01/obama-israelis-and-palestinians-more-words-less-action/267061/ The authors write that "the U.S. should urge Israel to dismantle the...

Pilgrims or Mercenaries? Iranian Hostages Freed by Free Syrian Army

http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/fdd-policy-brief The Free Syrian Army last week released forty seven Iranian citizens and their Syrian interpreter in exchange for 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government. The exchange of hostages was facilitated through the good...

Palestinians: Fatah’s Armed Gangs Are Back

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3542/fatah-armed-gangs After keeping a low profile for the past few years, Fatah's armed gangs have resurfaced in the West Bank. The reappearance of the masked gunmen could only mean one of two things: either the Palestinian...

Israeli company: Anti-missile system passes tests

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g0yA1CuTBlcUtvQredfRwlN8CGqQ An Israeli defense technology company says it has successfully tested an anti-missile system designed to protect commercial passenger jets. Elbit Systems Ltd. on Wednesday said its C-MUSIC system to protect large jets against shoulder-launched missiles...

The “Monument” to Baruch Goldstein and the “Moderation” of Abbas.

In "Obama, Israelis, and Palestinians: More Words, Less Action" by David Makovsky and David Pollack of the Washington Institute for Near East Affairs: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/01/obama-israelis-and-palestinians-more-words-less-action/267061/ The authors write that "the U.S. should urge Israel to dismantle the...