Daily Archives: September 4, 2013

Tourism at record high in 1st half of 2013

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4403001,00.html VIDEO - Tourism to Israel hit a record January-June high this year, reaching 1.7 million visitors, the Central Bureau of Statistics said this week. The figure was 1% higher than in the same six-month period...

Dominic Lawson: So who still thinks Israel is the root of Middle East problems?

independent.co.uk Forget the massacre of thousands in Syria and Egypt, whether by chemical weapons or more conventional methods of mass slaughter. The Middle Eastern issue galvanising some of our musical mega-stars and their followers, even...

Chemical Watershed: Momentum Shifts again in Syrian Civil War

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/situation-in-syria-deteriorates-as-west-looks-for-answers-a-919733.html Two and a half years after the beginning of the uprising, Damascus has become an eerily empty city. The streets were deserted last Friday evening in the remaining regime-controlled districts -- from Bab Tuma...

Fighting for the Jewish State, Rosh Hashana 1947

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/13796#.UidN8n9cViI On the morning of September 8, 1947 --less than a week before Rosh Hashana-- Londoners awoke to the startling news that a group of Jewish militants had been arrested in Paris as they prepared...

Turning Point: Obama and Israel, The Next Three Years

www.gloria-center.org It is not every day that one can announce a shift in world history, but this day is today. And we are now in a new era in the Middle East and the world....

Hamas Set to Launch New Targeted Terror Campaign in Jerusalem

Less than two years after a massive Palestinian prisoner release, Hamas has been planning mass-casualty attacks in Israel's capital. The Israel Security Agency has determined that Hamas rebuilt its military wing in the West Bank...

US Military Intervention in Syria: The Broad Strategic Purpose, Beyond Punitive Action

http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11973 Until the publication of reports that Bashar Assad’s army carried out a large attack using chemical weapons in an eastern suburb of Damascus, Washington had not seriously considered military intervention in Syria. In light...

Linking Targets to Political Objectives in Syria

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/linking-targets-to-political-objectives-in-syria As Washington moves toward punitive action in Syria, the resultant military operation will presumably take one of two forms: either token strikes aimed at restoring the credibility of U.S. "redline" statements, or a serious...

A United States Attack on Syria: Implications for Israel INSS

http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11991 On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron affirmed that a chemical weapons attack had taken place in Syria the previous week and "there was no doubt that...

Failed Foreign Policy

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/13776#.UieKMxXn_IU Warfare is a very serious business whose first imperative is to deploy force to win - rather than to punish, make a statement, establish a symbolic point, or preen about one's morality. Yet, these latter...