Daily Archives: October 7, 2013

Editor’s Report from Zurich: A Forgotten Story of a Former Synagogue and the Day...

http://www.winnipegjewishreview.com/article_detail.cfm?id=3831&sec=2&title=Editor%27s_Report_from_Zurich:_A_Forgotten_Story_of__a_Former_Synagogue_and_the_Day_the_Jews_were_Expelled Last winter in February, I was in Zurich Switzerland for my first time staying at the Ambassador Hotel on my way home from Israel. I had one day there and I began wandering around...

Video Games and Cigarettes: Syria’s Disneyland for Jihadists

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/foreign-jihadists-in-syria-favor-liberal-transit-towns-over-front-a-910092.html Atmeh looks like the set for a movie about al-Qaida. New arrivals pulling suitcases on wheels search for their emirs, Africans and Asians can be seen on the village streets, and long-haired men dressed...

Syria Keeps Moving in the Islamic Direction

http://jcpa.org/syria-keeps-moving-islamic-direction/ The formation of the Army of Islam in Syria on September 29, 2013, signifies the ongoing trend of the Islamization of the struggle against Bashar Assad’s Alawite regime in Syria. Forty-three combat organizations have...

Hassan Rouhani and the Spiritual Leader: A New Style of Negotiations

http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5734 Within just a few short weeks, using a sophisticated, complex, low cost move, Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s new president, succeeded in changing the rules of the Iranian nuclear game. The change consists of two interdependent...

Spotlight on Iran – “Haqqani” and “Alavi”: hotbeds for the growth and development of...

http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/article/20575 In August 2013 the Iranian president presented his new government, which is largely comprised of technocrats with an extensive academic education. One of Rowhani’s government’s distinctive characteristics is the prominent presence of graduates of...

The Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) is an Al-Qaeda Salafist-jihadi network, prominent in the rebel...

http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/article/20573 Al-Qaeda Entrenchment in Syria 1. During the Syrian civil war two branches of Al-Qaeda established themselves among the rebel organizations fighting to overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad. The most prominent is the Al-Nusra...

How the EU directly funds settlements in occupied territory

http://www.kohelet.org.il/en/All-Publications.aspx?id=48 A delegation of European Union officials arrived in Israel this week to discuss the European Commission’s proposed regulations for discretionary funding to Israeli entities. Under guidelines prepared earlier this summer, euros would not be allowed...

Weekly Commentary: Understanding Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and Pikuach Nefesh

http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=61958 Much has been said over the years about the stand that Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has taken that Israeli concessions can be made in order to avoid endangering lives ("pikuach nefesh"). It is important to note...

What Abbas Missed in His UN Speech

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4001/abbas-un-speech As Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was delivering his speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations last week, one of his officials in Ramallah revealed that 250,000 out of the approximately 600,000...