Daily Archives: October 17, 2013

NIF-FUNDED “GISHA ; NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONCRETE TUNNELS FROM GAZA

“Gisha” - the Hebew word for “access”-, an organization financed in part by the New Israel Fund, conducts campaigns to demand that Israel provide unrestricted supply of materials to Gaza, especially cement. Our agency asked...

Jihad or Terrorism?

http://www.meforum.org/3644/jihad-or-terrorism A recent Arabic article appearing in Egypt's Al Ahram newspaper titled "Is Terrorism Jihad?" written by Islamic law expert Dr. Abdul Fatah Idris offers important lessons-from the fact that jihad does involve subjugating non-Muslims...

Appeasement won’t reduce the peril of a nuclear Iran

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/10376354/Appeasement-wont-reduce-the-peril-of-a-nuclear-Iran.html Tomorrow morning, more than seven years after the United Nations Security Council first ordered Iran to halt all aspects of its illicit nuclear programme, British and American diplomats - along with representatives of other...

Palestinian Corruption — Again

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4022/palestinian-corruption If the Palestinian movement believes it lives outside the laws of politics, nature and economics, it may be right. The PA and Hamas occupy a split territory with two feuding governments -- both dictatorships with...

Testing the Iranian nuclear charm offensive

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Testing-the-Iranian-nuclear-charm-offensive-328801 Negotiations about Iran’s nuclear program are set to resume this week in Geneva between the P5+1 countries (USA, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) and the new Iranian leadership - arguably the most important...

Israel’s role in Turkey’s Chinese missile deal

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/world/2013/10/13/Israel-s-role-in-Turkey-s-Chinese-missile-deal.html Surprising many in the West, Turkey has selected a Chinese firm under U.S. sanctions to build its long-range air and missile defense system (T-Loramid) with low cost and possibility of a technology transfer. Both NATO...

A Change in the Balance of Power in Syria: The “Bad against the...

http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5817 Between President Obama’s August 31, 2013 declaration on a retaliatory action against Syria and the abandonment of the attack option in exchange for dismantlement of Syria’s chemical weapons program, a dramatic change has taken...

Islamist or Nationalist: Who is Egypt’s Mysterious New Pharaoh?

http://www.fpri.org/articles/2013/10/islamist-or-nationalist-who-egypts-mysterious-new-pharaoh Egypt's new de facto pharaoh, General Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, is a man of mystery. Is he an Islamist, or a nationalist? Is he a person of high principle, or a lowly opportunist? And in a...

How Jerusalem’s Arabs Act Against Their Own Interests

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4019/jerusalem-elections-arabs As Israelis prepare to cast their ballots in the municipal elections next week, tens of thousands of eligible Arab voters in Jerusalem will once again boycott the democratic process. In the past few days, the...

Why Israel Opposes International Forces in the Jordan Valley

Israel's national ethos is one of self-reliance. International peacekeepers have been proven unreliable in the Middle East in every instance. The Israeli army has been deployed along the steep slopes of the Jordan Valley...