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Iran Can Destroy U.S. Bases in Region, Hit Israel in Minutes
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Iran can destroy 35 U.S. military bases and hit Israel within moments of an attack on its soil, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards aerospace division said.

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Mumbai Planner Admits Ordering Chabad House Slayings
One of the masterminds of the 2008 terror rampage in Mumbai that left 166 dead confessed Thursday that he ordered the murder of the hostages being held in the Indian city's Chabad House.

 
Neo-Nazi Attempts to "Prove" Truth Behind Hateful Rhetoric
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A neo-Nazi leader plans to defend himself against hate crime charges by proving that his bigoted remarks on white supremacist websites are factually correct, his defense attorney said.
 
Ahmadinejad Calls Morsi, Invites Him to Tehran
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Egypt's newly elected Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohammed Morsi, received a phone call from his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on Wednesday.
 
PA to Seek UNESCO Recognition for More Sites
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Following its success in getting the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem recognized as a World Heritage Site, the Palestinian Authority said on Tuesday it will seek to have additional religious sites recognized by UNESCO.
 
Presbyterian Church Panel Approves Israel Divestment Resolution
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The Committee on Middle East and Peacemaking Issues of the Presbyterian Church General Assembly agreed to vote on divesting its portfolio from three companies whose products, it alleges, are used by Israel to enforce the "occupation of the West Bank."
 
Mumbai 2008 Terror Suspect Arrested
Indian police have apprehended a man they believe to have guided the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
 
US Military Strength Beefed Up at Hormuz
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The Obama administration released details Tuesday, July 3, of a fresh buildup of its military forces in the Persian Gulf, stressing their task is to fend off any Iranian attempt to endanger international shipping by blocking or planting mines in the Strait of Hormuz.

 
Romney to Visit Israel
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A campaign official on Monday confirmed a New York Times report that the all-but-certain Republican presidential candidate will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and other top officials later this summer.

 
Yad Vashem Vandal Wanted to Blow up Knesset
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"I wish I could have blown up the Knesset, the Supreme Court and several IDF bases," said Elhanan Esterovitch, who is suspected of being behind the vandalism attack on the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem.

 
Berlin Hospital Suspends Circumcisions
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Berlin's Jewish Hospital has suspended circumcisions in the wake of a court ruling that the procedure is a crime punishable by law.
 
UN "Human Rights" Official Attacks Israeli "Apartheid" Policy
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The UN's rapporteur for PA human rights launched a blistering attack on the international community on Monday, accusing the world of "conspiring in Israeli settlement policies". He also branded the peace process a "trick."
 
At Funeral, Israel's Leaders Praise Shamir
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Israel's leaders paid tribute to former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir at his funeral at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl cemetery.

 
Thousands March to Protest in Tel Aviv
A new social protest march was held in Tel Aviv on Saturday, a week after the violent confrontation between activists and the police in the previous protest and a riot in which several bank windows were broken.

 
IAF Strikes Terror Cell in Northern Gaza
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IAF aircraft attacked a terrorist cell in northern Gaza on Monday morning, as it was preparing to launch rockets at southern Israel. Israel has submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations Security Councilover the deadly rocket fire aimed at its civilians.
 
IDF Doubles Number of Lookouts on Egypt Border
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The number of IDF lookouts on the border with Egypt has been doubled in recent months, according to outgoing Field Intelligence,due to "a lot of activity on the border."
 
Former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir Dies at 96
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Yitzchak Shamir, Israel's seventh Prime Minister, has passed away at the age of 96. Born in 1915 in Belarus, Shamir passed away on Shabbat. His funeral is expected to take place on Monday.
 
Netanyahu Eulogizes Shamir on "The Arabs Are The Same Arabs"
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu eulogized Israel's seventh Prime Minister, the late Yitzchak Shamir on Sunday, and commented on his famous statement, "The Arabs are the same Arabs and the sea is the same sea."
 
UNESCO Approves PA "Emergency" Bid for Church of Nativity
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UNESCO's World Heritage committee on Friday approved a Palestinian Authority bid to place the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on its list of sites of World Heritage in Danger.

 
US Grants China Exemption on Iran Sanctions
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The Obama administration on Thursday granted a last-minute exemption from its Iran-related sanctions to China and Singapore. China is the world's biggest purchaser of Iranian crude oil, while Singapore is a vital international trading hub for oil.

 
Officer: "We are Preparing for Possibility of War"
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"We are in preparations for the possibility of war and in the midst of deployment with the situation in Syria in mind," a top IDF officer said Thursday, in a tour of the northern border with journalists.
 
Fatah to Israel: Do What We Want, or Face Intifada
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If Israel does not agree to terms laid out by the PA, Fatah recommends a new intifada to for Israel to surrender all the lands liberated in the Six Day War of 1967, to set up an Arab state with Jerusalem as its capital.
 
Putin Recognizes Jerusalem's Jewish Past
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Arab Muslims are enraged by remarks made by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kotel, recognizing Jerusalem's Jewish roots.

 
US Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare
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The US Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul America's healthcare system.

 
Syrian Minister: Thought Downed Turkish Plane Was Israeli
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Syria shot down a Turkish plane believing it was an Israeli plane, a Syrian government minister said. The plane was downed last week; a second Turkish plane was downed several days later on June 22.

 
After Three Decades, IDF Prepares for Hostile Southern Border
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With the rise of what appears to be a hostile regime in Egypt, the IDF will beef up forces all along the Sinai border, and is asking the government for NIS 15 billion for the construction of bases, installation of security equipment, and establishment of new training areas.
 
Hamas Blames Mossad for Death of its Member in Syria
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A senior member of Hamas told AFP that Kamal Hussein Ranaja was killed Wednesday in a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, adding that the group suspected Israel's spy agency of being behind the attack.
 
Gilad Shalit visits New York's Mayor Bloomberg
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Gilad Shalit met New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall for a brief ceremony on the sixth anniversary of the day Shalit was captured by Hamas.

 
Hamas Hopes Morsi Win will Lead to International Recognition
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Ahmad Yousef, who is regarded as a Hamas moderate noted that the movement would accept any condition from the international community in exchange for international recognition except one: recognizing Israel. He claimed that a Hamas recognition of Israel means giving up rights.

 
Terrorist Gang Uncovered in Jerusalem
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Security officials revealed Wednesday they have arrested a gang of six northern Jerusalem Arab terrorists who have attacked Jews as well as Arabs suspected of cooperating with Israel.
 
Anti-Israel Billboards Taken Down in LA
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First they were up, then they were down. The story of the "Spend our money at home, not on the IDF" posters.
 
Iranian VP Blames Zionists, Talmud for Inciting Drug Trade
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Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi condemned the "Zionists" for "inciting global drug trade and addiction in a bid to annihilate non-Jewish communities in accordance with Talmudic teachings," Fars News Agency reported.

 
Terrorists Fire Four Grad Missiles at Netivot
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Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a barrage of four Grad missiles at the town of Netivot on Tuesday evening.

 
Senate Passes Munich 11 Moment of Silence Resolution
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The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution urging the International Olympic Committee to observe a moment of silence at the 2012 London Olympics for the Munich 11.

 
Jerusalem Fires "Under Control"
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Firefighters on Tuesday succeeded in bringing several fires in Motza area of Jerusalem under control.
 
Israel Complains to UN Over Rocket Fire
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Israel has submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations Security Council not the first over the deadly rocket fire aimed at its civilians by Gaza.
 
Putin to Israel: No Need for Israeli Strike
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The high point of Russian President Vladimir Putin's noteworthy 90-minute talk with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Monday, June 25, was Putin's firm assertion that Iran will not get a nuclear bomb.
 
US-Israel War Games Against Iran Planned Near Elections
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The United States and Israel are planning war games involving simulated attacks against Iran and Syria. Coincidence or not, the exercises will take place less than a month before elections November 6.

 
IDF Releases Land in Central Israel
A planning agreement was signed today between the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Finance, the Prime Minister's Office, and the Israel Land Authority, under which the Ministry of Defense will be responsible for planning the evacuation of five IDF bases in central Israel.

 
Madoff Associate to Hand Over $400 Million
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Former money manager J. Ezra Merkin has agreed to turn over hundreds of millions of dollars to duped investors in Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

 
Iran Says Its Navy Will Patrol High Seas
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Iran's routine claims of military prowess reached a new climax Monday with the announcement its warships will patrol international waters in the high seas "to protect tankers" beyond the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea.

 
Putin-Netanyahu Talks to Focus on Rising Islamist Power
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The Muslim Brotherhood's rise to power in Egypt, and soon, possibly, in Syria - will have pushed to the sidelines such obvious topics as Iran and gas whenRussian President Vladimir Putin on a short visit to Israel meets Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday.
 
"Sounds of War Everywhere" in Western Negev
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"You hear the sounds of war everywhere," says a Western Negev resident as Gazas missile war on Israel continues. Meanwhile, Home Front Minister Matan Vilnai maintains that "quiet in exchange for quiet is proving itself so far."
 
Muslim Brotherhood's Muhammed Morsi is President of Egypt
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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohammed Morsi was declared Sunday afternoon, June 24, victor of last weeks presidential election runoff with 51.73 percent, beating his rival Ahmed Shafiq.
 
BBC Official Admits Network "Got it Wrong" on Fogel Murders
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The British Broadcasting Corporation "got it wrong" in its reporting of the massacre of the Fogel family by Palestinians in the West Bank village of Itamar, the broadcaster's outgoing director-general said at a parliamentary committee hearing.

 
Canada TV Fails to Notice 400 Rocket Attacks
Canada's CBC television issued an on-air apology Wednesday, a day after it misled its viewers by telling them that the recent Gazan rocket attacks on Israel were the first such attacks in a year's time.
 
Resurgence in Terrorist "Phone Bombs"
Terrorist organizations in Judea and Samaria have resumed use of an old form of attack planting bombs on roadsides, then setting them off using mobile phones.
 
Editor of Pro-Israeli Iraqi Magazine Goes Missing
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An Iraqi Kurdish editor of a magazine that advocates relations between Kurdistan and Israel has been missing for more than ten days, AFP reported on Wednesday.

 
Nachman Kletzky Sues Leiby's Killer, Family
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Rabbi Nachman Kletzky, the father of Leiby Kletzky, the eight year old Boro Park youth who was kidnapped and murdered last year, is filing a $100 million lawsuit against his killer, Levi Aron, and Aron's family. Proceedings in the suit, which was first filed last August, began in recent days.

 
Gaza Rocket Attacks on Southern Israel "Resume"
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Despite a so-called "truce" declared by Hamas, Palestinian Authority terrorists launched another rocket attack on southern Israel Thursday afternoon, aiming at the Sha'ar HaNegev district.
 
Hamas Calls Ceasefire After Nearly 100 Rockets
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Hamas' military wing said on Wednesday that it had agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel. The statement noted that terrorists had fired 96 rockets and nine mortars at Israel during the recent wave of violence.
 
IDF Intelligence, Slow Responses Aggravated Gaza Clash
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At a particularly sensitive moment in Israeli-Egyptian relations, Israels military leaders were caught napping by the June 18 terrorist attack from Sinai on the southern Route 10, in which an Israeli fence team worker was killed.

 
Hackers Crash IDF and Government Websites
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This afternoon, the websites of several ministries and government agencies, including the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Interior, the IDF, the Mossad, the Israel Security Agency, and the Israel Police have crashed, possibly due to a wide-scale hacking attack, after a long period of relative calm.

 
Report: U.S., Israel Developed Flame Together
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The United States and Israel jointly developed the sophisticated Flame computer virus that collected critical intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage attacks aimed at slowing Iran's ability to develop a nuclear weapon, The Washington Post reported.
 
Rocket Attack Strikes Be'er Sheva
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A rocket barrage struck the largest city in Israel's vast Negev desert region Wednesday morning just as children reached their schools.
 
Sixteen Rockets Slam into South, IAF Strikes Kill Six
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Ten terrorist rockets slammed into southern Israel Monday. The IAF has carried out three strikes on terror targets in Gaza in the last 24 hours, killing at least six terrorists.

 
General Warns: Terror to Move East
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As Israel completes work on the Sinai border fence, the defense establishment must look to the eastern border as the next threat, IDF General (res.) Tzvika Fogel warned.
 
"Son of Hamas" Addresses Israeli Parliament
Mosab Hassan Yousef spoke with Knesset members Monday as the guest of Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara, commenting that in Arab nations, and "especially in the Palestinian Authority residents need freedom and human rights more than they need a state."
 
Netanyahu: Southern Fence to be Built, No Matter What
Speaking at a Likud faction meeting Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu redoubled his commitment to completing a fence on Israel's southern border.

 
IDF Hits Gaza Sniper Squad
An IAF Unmanned Aerial Vehicle fired at a squad of terrorist snipers in northern Gaza Monday. The squad was one of the terror cells that have been firing at Israelis in the past few days.
 
Munich Olympics Terrorists Aided by Neo-Nazi
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The Arab terrorists who murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972 were aided by a neo-Nazi who provided them with weapons and forged documents, the German news magazine Der Spiegel exposed on Sunday.
 
Coming Soon: Iron Dome 2.0
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The IAF's Aerial Defense Formation is already working on additional developments and improvements to the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, the IAF Website revealed.
 
Abbas: Release Prisoners, then I'll Meet Netanyahu
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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will demand the release of 123 long-term prisoners before agreeing to meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said.
 
Iran: Scientist Killers Linked to Israel Arrested
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Iran has arrested a number of chief suspects in the assassinations of two of its nuclear scientists, state media reported Thursday. The reports claim that the suspects have direct ties with Israel, alleging that they were "hired by an Israeli spy network."

 
TV Ad: On Iran, Talking Isn't Working, Time to Act
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"President Obama has spent four years talking," the voiceover in the ad states, "and Iran has spent four years building ... a secret nuclear site, nuclear fuel near weapons level, long-range missiles. Obama is still talking. And Iran has enough fuel for five nuclear bombs."

 
Turkey Urges No Access to NATO Data for Israel
In Turkey's latest rebuff of Israel, Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz has decided to renege on an agreement in principle to provide Israel with information about ballistic missile launchings from terrorist entities.
 
Fogel Family Murderer Says Killing Family was an "Adventure"
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Daily newspaper Haaretz will publish the chilling transcripts of the interrogations of Amjad and Hakim Awad of Awarta, the murderers of the Fogel family of Itamar, in its Friday edition, in which they describe in graphic detail the brutal murders they committed.
 
"Son of Hamas" Arrives in Israel
The son of a West Bank Hamas leader who spied for Israel and wrote a book about his experiences has returned to Israel.

 
Palestinians: Putin's Upcoming Visit is Positive Boost
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The Palestinians are hoping for a boost to their diplomatic stature when they host Russian President Vladimir Putin later this month.

 
Obama Awards Peres with Medal, Quotes Ben Gurion
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Awarding Shimon Peres the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Obama quoted Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion: "An Israel capable of defending herself- which cannot be destroyed- can bring peace nearer."

 
Aid Groups Blame Israel That Gaza Water Unfit to Drink
Two international aid organizations claim that Gaza's water is unfit to drink. But instead of blaming the Hamas terrorist rulers who have maintained a choke hold on the region since June 2007, the groups claim Israel is responsible for the contamination.
 
Brazilian Jewish Leaders Protest Ahmadinejad's Upcoming Visit
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Representatives of Brazil's Jewish communities are voicing their opposition to the upcoming meeting between their president, Dilma Rousseff, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, during his visit to Brazil next week.

 
US Poll Projects 70 pc Lead for Muslim Presidential Candidate
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The Obama administration is girding up for the shock of Egypt becoming the first Arab country, and the most populous, to be ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
 
Anti-Israel Activists Target Queen's Anniversary Diamond
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Supporters of the Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions movement against Israel have demanded that Queen Elizabeth decline the 35.60 karat diamond placed in the Tower of London to mark her 60 years on the throne because of its affiliation with the Steinmetz family, staunch supporters of Israeli soldiers.

 
Comptroller Says Israel Mishandled Gaza Flotilla
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Israel's state comptroller issued a report highly critical of the government's handling of the Mavi Marmara Turkish aid flotilla to Gaza in 2010.

 
Gilad Shalit: Sports Columnist
Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been named the sports columnist for the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot.

 
Government Begins Fortifying Gaza Belt Schools
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The government has begun construction to fortify all schools located in the area located seven to 15 kilometers from Gaza.
 
Israel in Secret Talks With Vatican
Will Israel give the Church sovereignty over King David's Tomb? The sides are talking, but won't make their agreements public for now.
 
Israel's West Bank Plans Stir U.S. Furor
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Israel's government coupled its compliance with a Supreme Court order to remove buildings from a neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement with the announcement of new construction in several West Bank areas.

 
"Missile Attack Would Force Massive Evacuation of Tel Aviv"
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Col. Adam Zusman, Home Front Commander of Israels Dan region (Tel Aviv and its environs), told AFP that "In the next war, nobody will be able to drink a coffee in Dizengoff," referring to a popular street in downtown Tel Aviv. "Israeli civilians will have to face the threat. Today, every civilian is threatened in Israel."
 
"Israel in Shadow of Syria's Chemical Weapons"
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Assad would "treat us the same way he treats his own people" if he had the chance to do so, IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh said in Jerusalem in a ceremony Monday in memory of fallen soldiers.
 
U.S. to Exempt 7 Countries from Sanctions on Iran
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The United States said Monday it would exempt seven emerging economies, including India, from tough new sanctions after they cut back on oil from Iran, AFP reported.
 
Peres Will Ask Obama for Humanitarian Pardon for Pollard
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Peres has said he will discuss the issue of a pardon for Pollard with Obama during a private meeting. Since he is himself a president who has the ability to grant pardons, Peres said, he understands the many concerns involved.
 
Toulouse Murderer's Father Files Suit Against French Police
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The father of the Al-Qaeda linked terrorist who murdered a rabbi and three Jewish children in Toulouse, France has filed suit against police who killed him.
 
Technion Sues Microsoft Over Intellectual Property
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The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has filed a $6.5 million lawsuit against the Microsoft Corp.
 
Dozens of Illegal Aliens Arrested
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Inspectors from the Population, Immigration, and Borders Authority raided a neighborhood in Eilat Monday morning and arrested dozens of illegal aliens from South Sudan, with the intent of deporting them.

 
Mubarak Comatose
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Former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak is in state of coma, a spokesman for Egypt's Interior Ministry said Monday.

 
Flame Virus "Told to Vanish", Say Experts
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U.S. computer security researchers said on Sunday that the Flame computer virus, which struck at least 600 specific computer systems in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority, has gotten orders to vanish, leaving no trace.
 
US Ousts Israel From Counterterrorism Forum
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The United States blocked Israel's participation in the Global CounterterrorismForum'sfirst meeting in Istanbul on Friday, despite Israel's having one of the most extensive counterterrorism experiences in the world.
 
Abbas Warns: We'll Go to UN General Assembly
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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas warned on Friday that he may seek non-member status for a Palestinian state at the United Nations if peace talks with Israel do not resume.
 
Ulpana Supporters Prepare for Struggle
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Residents of the Ulpana neighborhood and their supporters sat down after the Regulation Bill failed, spoke about next stage of struggle.
 
Ahmadinejad: Iran Has No Fear
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Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Tehran has no intention of building nuclear weapons - but fear is not the reason.

 
Israel Responds to Accusation of "Unfairly Detaining Palestinians"
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Spokesman Mark Regev responded to the charges, saying international law allows for administrative detention, and that Israel detains suspected Jewish extremists as well. NGO Monitor discovered the researcher working for Amnesty International is an anti-Israel activist who had written that Israel was a "terrorist state" before she began working for the charity.
 
Strange Light Reported in Israel's Skies
Hundreds of frightened Israelis called the police on Thursday evening, saying they had seen a strange lightshining in the sky with a trail of smoke. The strange light was seen in many places throughout Israel, from the Golan Heights and south.
 
State Slams New West Bank Housing Approval
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The Obama administration "does not accept the legitimacy" of announced plans for up to 851 new housing units for West Bank settlements.

 
Annan Proposal Puts Syrian Crisis in Iranian, Russian Hands
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Israel remains dormant despite the serious consequences to its strategic and security situation threatened by the new proposal the UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Kofi Annan is to present to the UN Thursday, June 7, for saving his peace plan.

 
Majority of Israeli Arabs Prefer to Live in Israel
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The vast majority of Israeli Arabs are reconciled with the existence of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and even exhibit a degree of patriotism, according to a poll released Thursday.

 
Belgium Leader Retracts "Ghetto" - Security Fence Comparison
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The prime minister of the Flanders region of Belgium has retracted his comparison of the security fence with the "ghettos during World War II."

 
Al Qaeda Recruiting Suicide Bombers
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Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has begun posting Internet advertisements offering training for suicide bombers to target the U.S., Israel and France.
 
Ahmadinejad: World Powers Wasting Time
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused major world powers on Wednesday of looking for ways to "find excuses and to waste time" in talks over Tehran's controversial nuclear program.
 
Why is There No Enforcement Against Illegal Arab Construction?
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Jerusalem city council member Yael Antebi has sent a letter to Likud Ministers Benny Begin and Michael Eitan, asking them to act decisively against illegal Arab construction in east Jerusalem.

 
PA Honors Suicide Bombers who Murdered Civilians
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As a gesture of goodwill to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Israel transferred to the Palestinian Authority 91 bodies of terrorists who were killed during their terror attacks. The PA gave the terrorists a military funeral for heroes, with the participation of Mahmoud Abbas and other PA dignitaries.
 
Obama Defends Israel, Church-State Policies in Meeting with Orthodox
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President Obama defended his record on Israel and on religious freedoms in a conversation with Orthodox Jewish leaders. In both cases, he dropped in on meetings the leaders were having with Jack Lew, his Jewish chief of staff.
 
IAF Hits Weapons Storage Sites in Gaza
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IAF aircraft struck two weapons storage sites in northern and southern Gaza on Tuesday night, according to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.
 
Abbas: 2-State Solution May Not Stay on Table
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to withdraw from all lands it occupied in 1967, warning that the two-state solution may not be on the table for much longer.

 
US May Have Killed Al Qaeda No. 2 Terrorist
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A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan on Monday targeted Al Qaedas top terror strategist, Abu Yahya Al-Libi. Fifteen terrorists were killed, but confirmation of Al-Libi's death could take weeks or months, officials said.

 
Obama Extends Israel Embassy Waiver
President Obama extended a waiver for an additional six months that delays moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

 
UNESCO to Consider "Palestinian" Site for World Heritage List
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UNESCO's statement said that "Palestine, which became a member of UNESCO in October 2011 and subsequently ratified the World Heritage Convention, will be presenting its first site for inscription on the World Heritage List." The full site to be listed would be the "Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem."

 
"Flame" Virus Designed to Steal Iranian-Russian Blueprints
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The "Flame" virus whose existence was revealed last week is 20 times bigger than Stuxnet and was aimed at stealing Iranian-Russian blueprints, presumably of nuclear facilities.
 
Iran May be Building a Third Enrichment Plant
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Iran may be building a third gas centrifuge enrichment plant, according to a report on Monday by the Institute for Science and International Security.
 
Tombstone Unveiling for 8-Year-Old Leiby Kletzky
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In accordance with Jewish custom, little Leiby Kletzky's tombstone was unveiled at a New Jersey cemetery Monday, 11 months after his gruesome murder.

 
Obama's Air-Sea Blockade Plan for Iran Delays Israeli Strike
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US President Barack Obama has again persuaded Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to hold off attacking Irans nuclear program in the coming months by promising a new set of severe sanctions against Iran.

 
"Only in Israel": Queen Honors Donkey Lover
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A British woman who runs a "safe haven for donkeys" near Netanya was invited by Queen Elizabeth to a garden party.
 
Israeli Desert to Become Major Aircraft Boneyard
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While Israel may possess one of the world's largest air forces, it will also soon become home to a massive aircraft salvage yards in its southern desert.

 
Israel to Unveil World's Smallest Missile
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The Mini-Spike electro-optic guided missile is the first missile to implement an anti-personnel precision attack missile. It has range of approximately three quarters of a mile and is intended for deployment against enemy forces in shelters or trenches.

 
Israel Discovers New Giant Off-Shore Oil and Gas Field
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An Israel energy company announced Sunday it has discovered an off-shore energy field that may even surpass previous finds in terms of the possibilities of developing commercial grade oil.
 
WikiLeaks Denies Link with Iran's Execution of "Mossad Spy"
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WikiLeaks has denied any links between a leaked cable and Irans execution of an Iranian it accused earlier this year of being a Mossad spy and of assassinating scientist Masoud Alimohammadi with an explosive.

 
IDF Retaliates After Deadly Kidnapping Attempt, Mortar Fire
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The IDF on Friday identified a terror squad in Gaza preparing to fire rockets into Israel and scored a direct hit. The strike came less than an hour after terrorists, also operating in northern Gaza, fired several mortar shells into Israel's Eshkol Regional Council.
 
Satellite Images Show Crews Hiding Evidence at Iran Nuclear Site
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New satellite images show possible recent nuclear activity at the Parchin facility in Iran as well as attempts to hide evidence of past activity.
 
Turkey Marks Flotilla Date, as Another is Planned
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A major rally will be held in Istanbul Thursday, marking the second anniversary of the sailing of the 2010 flotilla to Gaza as radical lefists in Europe and Israel plan yet another flotilla.

 
In "Gesture," Israel Releases Terrorists' Bodies to PA
The release of the bodies is another in an ongoing series of "gestures" by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to the PA, in an effort to encourage PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to agree to return to negotiations with Israel.
 
Iran Claims to Have Defeated the Flame Virus
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Iran's key oil industry was briefly affected by the powerful computer virus known as Flame, that has unprecedented data-snatching capabilities and can eavesdrop on computer users, a senior Iranian military official said Wednesday.
 
Obama Celebrates Jewish Petitioning of Government
President Obama celebrated the values of communities petitioning government at a White House reception honoring Jewish American Heritage Month.
 
Israeli Scientists Build Better Chemotherapy System
Israeli scientists have figured out a more efficient, "healthier" way to target cancer cells with chemotherapy. One professor at Tel Aviv University's Department of Cell Research and Immunology is developing antibodies that bind solely to the cancer cells.
 
Terrorists Thwarted at Eurovision Contest in Azerbaijan
Terrorists were prevented from attacking during the Eurovision pop song competition in Azerbaijan last week.
 
Facebook to Buy Israeli Face.com
Facebook Inc. is set to acquire Israeli face recognition technology developer Face.com, reportedly for $80-100 million, within days, after months of rumors about a deal.
 
Swiss Chain to Label Products from "Settlements"
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Switzerland's largest supermarket chain, Migros, announced on Tuesday that it will tell its customers if products have come from Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem.

 
Israel Increasing Imports From Palestinian Areas
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Business between the Palestinian Authority and Israel is growing despite the political impasse as both sides seek to boost sales.

 
Iran Accuses Israel Over "Flame" Computer Worm
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Commenting on the damage that the computer worm "Flame" had caused, a spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry in Teheran said today, "There are states and entities that are not legitimate that are trying to create many viruses of this kind to hurt other states."

 
Palestinians Boycott Israel, Desalination and UNICEF
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The Palestinian Contractors Union announced a boycott of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday for allowing Israeli firms to place bids on construction work regarding water desalination stations in Gaza.
 
Shalit Effect Felt in Hamas Elections
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Hamas will publish the results of its internal elections in the coming days, and Khaled Mashaal's faction is expected to emerge victorious.

 
"Flame" Computer Virus Hits Iran: "Worse Than Stuxnet"
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Iranian security experts report a virus far more dangerous than the Stuxnet worm has struck the country's computer systems. Dubbed the "Flame," the virus is one that has struck not only Iran, however, but a number of other enemies of Israel as well.

 
Iranian Oil Minister Blames Europe for High Oil Prices
Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi on Friday downplayed the effects of sanctions on the country's oil industry, saying the embargos imposed by European states on Tehran are responsible for the soaring hike in oil prices.

 
Survey: Israel Losing Ground with Germans
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A new survey suggests that Germans have lost some love for Israel over the past three years. The number of those who outright challenge Israel's right to exist has remained steady.

 
Russia's Putin to Visit Israel Next Month
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Following secret contacts between the Kremlin and the office of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, it was agreed that Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Israel next month.

 
Netanyahu, Barak Refuse to See US Official with Negative Report on Baghdad
sherman
Every day spent on diplomacy is thoroughly exploited by Iran to zip ahead with its nuclear plans. The Vienna-based UN nuclear watchdog quarterly report reveals; since February, Iran almost doubled its stockpile of more highly enriched uranium.
 
Nasrallah: Fences Won't Ensure Israel's Existence
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Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened Israel on Friday, saying the Jewish State is hiding behind walls and fences and that these cannot ensure its future existence.

 
Soldiers to Fire "Mini Iron Dome" in Enemy Territory
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The IDF is working on development of a weapon will enable soldiers behind enemy lines to fire missiles that intercept enemy missile launches.

 
Turkish Lawyer: Israel Offered to Pay Marmara Victims
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Israel offered to pay $6 million to victims of the 2010 raid on the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara, a Turkish lawyer said.
 
Building an Ark in Gaza
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As Amnesty International blasted Israel in its annual report for maintaining its naval blockade on Gaza, a group of Canadians have announced they plan to build a "Gaza Ark" with the Palestinians aimed at breaking out of the coastal strip.
 
IDF Rehearses Crossing River under Fire
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The Yael reconnaissance unit of Yahalom, the elite Engineering Corps Unit for Special Assignments, rehearsed crossing of a small waterway while under fire from a highly trained enemy, in a unique drill performed this month.

 
Israel Revives Military Option After Obama Rejects its Nuclear Demands of Iran
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Israel has withdrawn its pledge to US President Barack Obama not to strike Irans nuclear sites before the November presidential election after he rejected its minimal demands for nuclear negotiations with Iran.
 
PA Names Boy Scout Group After Female Terrorist Mastermind
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Two years after a Ramallah square was named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, the PA continues to view her as a role model.
 
Discovery Proves Bethlehem Part of Kingdom of Judah
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Archaeologists have discovered the first evidence outside of the Bible that Bethlehem was part of the First Temple era Kingdom of Judah.

 
PA Bars Journalists from British Supermodel Visit
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Palestinian Authority forces threatened to break press cameras, and barred coverage of British supermodel Naomi Campbells visit to Bethlehem Tuesday.
 
US Seen Awarding Israel Largest Ever Aid Package
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The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee is currently discussing a bill to give Israel one of the most generous aid packages it has ever received.

 
9/11 "Success" Spurs Al Qaeda's Anti-US Cyber Warfare
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Evidence has surfaced that Al Qaeda is plotting to launch massive cyber attacks to disable the electric grid and other parts of the American infrastructure, according to ABC News.
 
US Congressman Introduces Visa Waiver for Israelis
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US Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) introduced legislation on Friday that would no longer require Israelis to obtain visas to visit the United States for tourism or business purposes.

 
IDF to Use "Tens of Thousands of Munitions" in Next War
Deputy Chief of Staff says IDF plans a devastating first strike at enemy's weapons, command centers and infrastructure.
 
Leiby Kletzky Security Cameras Funded in Brooklyn
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Nearly a year after the grisly murder of an eight-year-old boy, funding has been approved for a project to install security cameras to protect the area.
 
Albert Einstein Museum Coming to Jerusalem
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Israel's Cabinet unanimously approved the establishment of an Albert Einstein museum in Jerusalem.

 
Knesset Passes Bill Giving Tax Breaks to Settlement Donors
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The bill, an amendment to the Income Tax Act, grants a 35 percent tax break on donations to nongovernmental organizations that encourage settlement anywhere in the country.

 
Chinese Bank Wants to Fund Israeli Solar Energy Projects
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The China Development Bank is offering to finance Israeli solar energy projects, the first time that a foreign bank has expressed an interest in the sector.

 
Hamas Terrorist's Family to Sue Over Israeli Spy Thriller
Relatives of a Hamas terrorist said on Sunday they will seek to block the release of a movie being made in Israel about his 2010 assassination in a Dubai luxury hotel, The Associated Press reported.

 
Netanyahu: Ceding Temple Mount will Lead to War
At a ceremony honoring the reunification of Jerusalem in the Six Day War, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made some of his strongest statements to date. "Israel without Jerusalem is like a body with a weak heart. Ceding religious sites will lead to religious war."
 
Emerging US-Iran Interim Nuclear Deal Endangers Israel
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Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency,iscollecting Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's broad endorsement of the interim eight-point deal he and US President Barack Obama have drafted through secret dialogue, according to reports.
 
Emergency Conference on Israel Food Security
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NGOs hold an emergency conference over lack of food security. Leaders call for full government responsibility.
 
Abbas: Jerusalem Only Has Islamic & Christian History
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PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority continue to deny Israel's 3,000 years of history in Jerusalem, claiming it is solely an Arab, Muslim and Christian city.
 
More than 60,000 Call for Pollard's Freedom
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More than 60,000 people have signed a letter calling on President Shimon Peres to do whatever he can to free Jonathan Pollard. The campaign for Pollard's freedom has taken on new energy as the date on which Peres will be given the Medal of Freedom approaches.

 
IHH to Mark Flotilla Incident with Anti-Israel March
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The Turkey-based IHH terror group plans to mark the second anniversary of the 2010 flotilla to Gaza by holding a mass anti-Israel march in downtown Istanbul, Turkish media reported on Thursday.
 
PA Kids TV Tells Kids "Palestine" Includes All of Israel
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A children's program teaching arts and crafts on official Palestinian Authority TV instructed children how to make models of "Palestine," which included all of Israel.
 
IOC Officially Rejects Moment of Silence for Munich 11
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The International Olympic Committee officially rejected a request to hold a moment of silence for the Munich 11 at the London Olympics this summer.

 
Iran Expanding 20-pc Uranium Enrichment at Fordo
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New cascades of centrifuges are being installed at Iran's Fordo nuclear underground facility raising the total to 3,000 machines. All the 800 machines operating at present are devoted to the 20-percent refinement of uranium, a grade just short of bomb material.

 
Turkey Accuses Israel of Violating Airspace
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Turkey accused Israel on of violating the airspace of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. An Israeli aircraft allegedly violated the TRNC's airspace five times on Monday, prompting Turkish fighter jets to chase out the supposed intruder.
 
WikiLeaks Cable Led Iran to Hang Spy for Israel
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A leaked WikiLeaks cable led Iran to arrest and execute a man alleged to have been hired by the Mossad to assassinate a physicist, the Times of London reported Wednesday.
 
Shapiro: US Military Ready for Iran Strike, If Needed
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US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said this week his nation's military is ready to execute "the military option" on Iran's nuclear program if need be.

 
Mitt Romney Expected to Visit Israel
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Rumors in Washington claim that the expected Republican nominee for president, Mitt Romney, is planning a quick visit to Israel.

 
Iran Drills First Large-Scale Paratroop Drops
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Special operations units of the Iranian army and Revolutionary Guards Tuesday, May 14, began a two-day practice of offensive tactics, for the first time dropping large-scale forces from the air deep behind enemy lines.

 
Bombing Victim's Family Wins $323M Judgment Against Iran, Syria
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The family of a Florida teenager killed in a Palestinian suicide bombing in Tel Aviv won a $323 million judgment in a U.S. court against Iran and Syria.

 
EU "Recommendations" Blast Israel
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The European Commission and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton listed a set of characteristically harsh "recommendations" regarding relations with Israel.
 
Abbas Accuses Israel of "Ethnic Cleansing" in Jerusalem
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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas used a "Nakba Day" speech on Tuesday to accuse Israel of carrying out ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem.
 
BBC Promotes Anti-Semitic "Jewish Power" Libel
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Hardtalk's "Are American Jews fed up with Israel?" presented the alleged political dominance of American Jews in shaping US foreign policy as an established fact.

 
Soldiers, Police Hurt in Nakba Day Violence
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Army radio reported that at least four Israeli security personnel were hurt in annual "Nakba Day" clashes with Arabs from Palestinian Authority enclaves in Judea and Samaria on Tuesday

 
US Proceeds with New Battle Strategy Against Iran
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A series of apparently unconnected military movements observed in Middle East seas and skies in the last ten days have a common factor: the introduction of the new US Air Sea Battle doctrine.
 
Terrorists Begin Nakba Day with Kassam Rocket, Firebombs
Arab terrorists attacked southern Israel with a Kassam rocket early Tuesday and attacked Jews in the Hevron area with two firebombs overnight as "Nakba Day" began. No one was injured.
 
MK Danon: Shin Bet Giving Terrorists "Gifts"
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MK Danny Danon on Monday slammed a deal signed Monday between Israel's Shin Bet and hunger-striking Arab security prisoners being held on suspicion of terrorism.

 
Barak: All Options on Iran Possible with Mofaz
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Defense Minister Ehud Barak: If the West's demands on Iran are minimalist, they are not enough.
 
Hamas Says Hunger Strike Goals Achieved
shalbi
Hamas says Israel has agreed to meet enough of their demands to end to the hunger strike by terrorists and security prisoners. Israel has not commented on the recent development.
 
Iran to Execute Spy for Israel
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Iran upheld on a death sentence against a man convicted for assassinating a nuclear physicist two year ago, and 13 others may face the same fate after having been found guilty on Sunday for working for the Israeli Mossad spy agency.

 
More Than 60 Nuclear Experts At Work On Iranian Nuclear Bomb
iran nuclear
The names and addresses of 60 Iranian experts employed by 11 different Iranian agencies under the control of the Iranian Defense Ministry were revealed Saturday, May 12, by the main Iranian opposition Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI).
 
Netanyahu Responds to Abbas' Letter
abbas netanyahu peace un israel
After Prime Minister Netanyahu's special envoy met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, a joint Israel-PA statement produced said that "Israel and the PA are committed to achieving peace and the parties hope that the exchange of letters between Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu will contribute to this."
 
5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Israel
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An earthquake rocked Israel on Friday evening, and was felt in areas from northern Israel to central Israel.

 
Ban Ki Moon Wants Solution for PA Hunger Strikers
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for action to prevent harm to Palestinian prisoners on hunger strikes in Israeli jails.

 
U.S. Working to Repair Turkey-Israel Relations
The strained relations between Turkey and Israel may soon be improving, according to a Channel 10 News report on Thursday.

 
Next Week: Acting Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz
mofaz
Newly dubbed Vice Premier and Minister Without Portfolio Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) is wasting no time in trying out Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's chair.
 
Samaria Jews Take On IDF Function as Terror Mounts
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In light of a wave of attacks and carjackings on Judea and Samaria highways, civilians in the area have begun taking over from the IDF.
 
Terrorists with Bombs Caught at Tapuach Junction
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Sixth bombing attempt foiled in a month. IDF Blog lists "the 2012 bombing attacks you never heard of."
 
Hamas Beats Protesters Demanding Freedom
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Hamas security forces wearing masks and wielding batons and rifle butts forcibly "dissolved" a protest against the "suppression of freedom" in Gaza.

 
US Congress Votes to Tighten Security Ties with Israel
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In a nearly unanimous bipartisan vote, the U.S. Congress decided Wednesday to tighten security ties with Israel.The measure had 294 co-sponsors ahead of the 411-2 vote that passed the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012.
 
How Dangerous Are Tehran's Subs?
iran sub
Iran's fleet of twenty submarines poses a dangerous and unpredictable force in the Persian Gulf region. Military analysts believe the U.S. has been using aircraft, satellites, subs, and underwater sensors to monitor the activities of Iranian subs at sea.
 
Gaza Rocket Falls in Israel During Holiday
At least one Grad rocket was fired into southern Israel by Gaza on Wednesday night. The rocket reportedly landed in an open field in the Shaar HaNegev council region near Saad.

 
Jews in Greece Warn of Return to Fascism
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Greece's Jewish community warned that the election of a neo-Nazi party to parliament posed a "serious blow" to Greek democracy and called on fellow citizens to oppose the return of fascism.

 
Israelis Protest New Government
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More than 1,000 protested in Tel Aviv, and hundreds in Jerusalem, against the deal struck between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the opposition Kadima Party. A protest also was held in Beersheba.

 
Bibi Tells Ashton: Iran Must Halt Uranium Enrichment
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton that Iran must agree to halt all uranium enrichment in upcoming talks.

 
Israeli-Arabs Grow Cooler to National Service
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Five years after the government launched a program to encourage Israeli-Arab youth to take time off from school and work to perform volunteer work in lieu army service, Israeli-Arab support for the program is lower than ever.

 
Neo-Nazis Plotting Attacks Outside of Disney Theme Parks
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Ten suspects linked to a white supremacist group were arrested for planning attacks on Jews, immigrants and minorities in Central Florida, authorities said on Tuesday. The arrests were based on evidence from a confidential informant who infiltrated the neo-Nazi organization known as the American Front 17 months ago.

 
Turkey Ready to Issue Indictments in Marmara Incident
Turkish government prosecutors have completed their investigation into the incident aboard the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara in 2010. The prosecutors have requested from Israel's Foreign Ministry the names of the Israeli soldiers to be listed on the indictment.

 
Bomber in Thwarted Al-Qaeda Plot was CIA Informant
cia
The "terrorist" who was supposed to destroy an airliner using a sophisticated new bomb was a CIA agent, say officials.
 
US Secretly Releasing Taliban Fighters
taliban released in usa
The United States has been secretly releasing captured Taliban fighters from a detention center in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgents to curb ongoing violence in the country, the Washington Post reported Monday.

 
Biden: Israel Still Has Time to Strike Iran
Israel still has time to strike Iran and the right to decide for itself whether to do so, Vice President Joe Biden said. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has suggested that Israel has until the fall to strike.

 
Washington: Netanyahu is Here to Stay
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The unity government backed by a majority of 94 (out of 120) which Binyamin Netanyahu formed Tuesday May 8, is not just the broadest coalition ever to govern Israel, but also the first with three former chiefs of staff at the helm.

 
Arab Journalist Blames Radical Islam for Toulouse Murders
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A "Palestinian" journalist, reacting to March's Toulouse murders, in which a Muslim extremist shot and killed three Jewish children and a rabbi, said that France's measures against radical Islam are justified.
 
Clinton Defends Israel in India
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has defended Israel for its actions in the Middle East, saying "The United States believes that whatever differences one might have with the situation in the Middle East, Israel has been defending itself for 60 years and has made numerous overtures to bring about a peaceful resolution of the situation."

 
Iran Upgrades Palestinian Jihad Islami's Gaza Arsenal
missile
Iran is working at speed to give the Jihad Islami, its radical Palestinian arm in the Gaza Strip, a strong military edge over the ruling Hamas which it no longer trusts, exclusive military sources report.
 
PA Cartoons for Children: Destroy Israel
palestinian kids
The Palestinian Authority provides parents with cartoons that teach children to destroy Israel, even though PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has said that evidence of incitement against Israel is outdated.
 
Supreme Court Rejects Request to Delay Ulpana Razing
ariel israel
Israel's Supreme Court rejected the Israeli government's request to delay the razing of the Ulpana neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El.

 
Israeli Runs for US Congress
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Born in New York and raised in Israel, Itamar Gelbman seeks to bring a Jewish and Israeli voice to the United States Congress by running in the May 29 Republican primary race in Texass Sixth Congressional District.
 
IDF Campaign Aims at Preventing Soldier Abductions
The Israel Defense Forces launched a new campaign on Sunday aimed at urging soldiers to refrain from hitchhiking, in an effort to prevent abductions.

 
IDF Foils Third Terror Attack in Three Days
A planned terror attack in Israel was thwarted on Sunday evening, for the third time in several days. According to a report on Channel 2 News, Border Polices officers arrested a 17-year-old Palestinian Authority Arab teen in possession of three pipe bombsatheckpoint near the Tapuach junction in Samaria.
 
Arab MK: Hunger Strike Could Spark Intifada
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The ongoing hunger strike among Palestinian Authority terrorists in Israeli prisons could spark a third round of "intifada" violence against Israel, Arab MK Jamal Zahalka said Saturday.
 
Biden: Obama's Done Most For Israel Since Truman
Vice President Joe Biden said that "no president since Harry Truman has done more for Israel's security than Barack Obama." Taking aim at claims that Obama had not done enough to isolate Iran and support Israel, Biden outlined increases in defense assistance to Israel under the Obama administration.

 
Jewish Journalist Mark Deitch Drowns Saving Girl
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Jewish journalist Mark Deitch, 67, drowned late Thursday evening during the rescue of a girl in Bali.

 
Switzerland Eyeing Israeli UAVs
Swiss officials are expected to select a new UAV for its army before the end of the year. The UAVs are capable of carrying payloads for day-and-night photography, laser marking, electronic warfare systems, and more.
 
Al-Qaeda Calls for PA-Style Arson in America
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Al-Qaeda is calling on its followers to attack America using methods identical to those used by terrorists targeting Israel. In the latest issue of its English-language magazine, the group calls for large-scale arson attacks.

 
Palestinians Renege on Security Ties with Israel
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For the first time since 2006, the Palestinian Authoritys security services on the West Bank have stopped cooperating with the IDF in operations and intelligence-sharing for countering terrorism.

 
Israeli Politicians Scramble for Posts
ehud barack
A bill for dissolving the Knesset was tabled by the Likud MK Zeev Elkin on behalf of the government coalition Wednesday, May 2.

 
Canadian Protestants Want "Settlement" Boycott
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Canada's largest Protestant denomination is calling for a boycott of goods produced in "illegal" Israeli settlements, including eastern Jerusalem.

 
IDF Calls Up 6 Battalions to Guard Egyptian, Syrian Fronts
The IDF has issued call up orders for six battalions to guard the Egyptian and Syrian borders, with authorization for more if needed. The orders were approved as part of a request to call up as many as 22 battalions.
 
Iran: Israel's Nuclear Weapons Are the Greatest Threat
A senior Iranian official said on Wednesday that Israel's undeclared nuclear weapons pose the greatest threat to Mideast peace. Iran will hold negotiations with the United States, France, Russia, China, Germany and Britain over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program in Baghdad on May 23.

 
Turkey Boosts Palestinian Aid
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As Turkish-Israeli ties languish, Ankara has been quietly boosting its humanitarian support for the Palestinians as it maneuvers amid the massive wave of political transformation sweeping the Middle East.

 
IDF Conducts "Lebanon Attack" Drill
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IDF forces carried out a series of contingency maneuvers along the Blue Line on Tuesday to prepare for a possible attack as it constructs a 6-meter high separation wall between Israel and Lebanon.

 
Commanders Won't Be Charged in Cast Lead killings
Israel's military said it will take no legal actions against the commanders who ordered the attack on a compound that resulted in the deaths of 21 members of a Palestinian family.

 
Arab Ambush of Children's Bus in Jerusalem
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A bus filled with children ages 3 to 13 was suddenly pelted with rocks and concrete cinder blocks hurled by Arab teens in Jerusalem's mixed Jewish-Arab neighborhood of Abu Tur.

 
Iranian Naval Exercise Follows on Israel's Northern Border Drill
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Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak offered the view this week that the next round of Six-Power talks with Iran taking place on May 23 in Baghdad would lead nowhere, throwing cold water on the current optimism.
 
Arabs Attack Jews Outside Old City
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Arab youths attacked a Jewish family in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, on Thursday. Two members of the family were wounded moderately and one was lightly wounded.

 
Gantz: IDF, Other Armies Ready to Strike Iran's Nuclear Capabilities
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Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu acted Thursday, April 26, to correct the damaging impression of divided and uncertain perceptions of the Iranian nuclear threat left by statements delivered in the last two days by himself and Defense Minster Ehud Barak.

 
New IDF Rifle has Double Barrel
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A new Israeli assault rifle features a twin barrel the first such gun to be made in Israel, writes Israel Defense.

 
Terror Rocket Mars Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebrations
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Gaza Arab terrorists fired a rocket at the Ashkelon area Wednesday night, as residents of the city celebrated the opening ceremonies of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day.
 
Israel Celebrates 64th Birthday
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Remembrance Day for the Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror has ended, and Independence Day has begun, with fireworks displays going off countrywide.

 
Best Buy: Electronics and Hamas
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On April 19, Marc J. Fink at Islamist Watch broke the story that the retail electronics superstore Best Buy was a "Platinum Sponsor" for a fundraising banquet for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

 
Candian Aboriginal Leaders to Visit Israel
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Thirty young aboriginal leaders from Canada will travel to Israel to study culture and society in the Jewish state.

 
New US Spy Agency Will Deal With Iran
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Israeli leaders were harshly criticized on the eve of Israels 64th Independence Day for too much speechifying and no real action against a nuclear Iran, whereas the US in contrast finally made a move by establishing a new Pentagon spy agency for gathering intelligence inside Iran.
 
Netanyahu: Iran Needs Missiles to Carry Medical Isotopes?
Iran would not be developing missiles for a nuclear warhead if it wanted nuclear power to carry medical isotopes, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told CNN Tuesday.
 
Peres: Israel Still Under Threat, We'll Continue to Seek Peace
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President Shimon Peres said on Tuesday that, 64 years after it was established, Israel still has enemies who seek its destruction."Israel was born out of a big dream and it has built a reality that has exceeded the size of the dream. But still we must build and defend Israel."

 
US Bid to Defuse Egyptian-Israeli Tensions Derailed by Egyptian Islamists
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Monday night, April 24, the Obama administration stepped in to damp down the military frictions developing between Jerusalem and Cairo, which were fanned further this week by a dispute over the suspension of Egyptian gas to Israel.

 
Israelis Happier but More Dissatisfied Than Peers
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The average Israeli is dissatisfied with his home, lacks free time and works long hours, does not trust others, is politically uninvolved, has negative attitudes, and believes that life in Israel is corrupt.

 
Palestinian Stabs Tel Aviv Cabbie
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Security officials have arrested a Palestinian Authority Arab for brutally attacking a Tel Aviv area cab driver before dawn Tuesday.

 
Netanyahu: Our Comfort is the Building of Zion
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quoted a passage from the Prophet Isaiah - "be comforted, be comforted, my people" (Isaiah 40:1)- in a message for Remembrance Day for the IDF's Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror.
 
Hunger Striking Terrorists Headed to Supreme Court
shalbi
Two terrorists are appealing to Israel's Supreme Court after an IDF judge ruled they are "responsible for their own state of health".
 
Hungry Syrian Soldiers Desert Golan Defenses, Prowl for Food
The wretched plight of the troops manning Syrian defense divisions defending the Golan border and Mt. Hermon was clearly visible from lookout points on the Israeli side in the last two days, military sources report.

 
Israel's Sinai Warning Falls on Deaf Ears
egyptian hotel warning
Israelis vacationing in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula appear to be paying little heed to urgent warnings by the National Security Council's counterterrorism bureau to return home immediately. Sinai hoteliers say that despite the warnings on an imminent attack, rooms are mostly full.
 
Obama at Holocaust Museum: "I'll Be There for Israel"
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President Obama in an address at a Holocaust remembrance event said he would "always be there for Israel" and defended his administration's record on preventing atrocities.

 
Turkey Blocks Israel From Attending NATO Summit
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Turkey has "punished" Israel by blocking it from a NATO summit in May for not apologizing for killing terrorists on the Mavi Mamara, according to the Turkish Hurriyet News.
 
Toronto Angry Over "No God but Allah" Subway Ads
canada
A Toronto subway ad posted by a radical Islamist group and announcing to riders "There is no God but Allah", has infuriated area residents, but officials say the ad does not violate the Human Rights Code.

 
Egypt Cancels Israel Gas Supply Deal
Ampal-American Israel Corporation said that it had been informed by the Egyptian government they were terminating the gas supply agreement.
 
Olympic Committee Refuses to Commemorate Munich Massacre
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The International Olympic Committee rejected a request from the families of the Israeli athletes who were murdered by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Munich Games to organize an official commemoration on their behalf.

 
Washington: Obama, Natalie Portman Commemorate Yom HaShoah
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President Obama marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with calls to combat Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, as well as for vigilance against current and future atrocities.

 
Israel Signs USAID Agreement to Fight African Hunger
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USAID and MASHAV, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have signed a memorandum of understanding to increase cooperation on the topic of food security in Africa. The MOU was signed in Washington on Wednesday.

 
Hamas Won't Honor Peace Accords With Israel
mashal khaled shalit
A senior Hamas leader on Thursday said that if the terror group came to power in a future 'Palestinian state,' it would not abide by any previous peace agreements with Israel.
 
Barak to Panetta: What is Your Bottom Line for Iran?
ehud barack
Notwithstanding the hugs and personal friendship, Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak arrived in Washington Thursday April 19 to tax his host, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, with tough questions about the administration's dialogue with Iran.

 
Knesset Reads Names of Holocaust Victims
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Knesset members on Thursday read out the names of victims of the Holocaust- the names that are known, at least- in an annual event called "Each Person has a Name." The names of at least a third of the victims are not known, and may never be known, said Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin.

 
Bibi Back on Time's Most Influential List
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made Time magazine's 2012 list of the 100 most influential people in the world for the second year in a row.

 
Palestinians Adrift as Peace Strategies Fail
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With peace talks with Israel long stalled, a widely touted independence drive dead-ended at the United Nations and reunification between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements in perpetual negotiations, the Palestinian leadership is adrift and divided on how to go forward in their quest for a state.

 
Elie Wiesel: "Don't Equate Iran to the Holocaust"
The Nobel Peace Laureate told "Globes" that Iran cannot create a second Auschwitz.
 
"Anti-Israel Views Lead to Anti-Semitic Actions"
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Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, called on European leaders to act to prevent what he called a "tsunami of anti-Semitism" from engulfing Europe in the event of increased tensions in the Middle East.
 
Netanyahu's Holocaust Speech Devoted to Iran Threat
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered a hard hitting speech centering on the Iranian threat, in the central Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at Yad Vashem Wednesday. Such a direct reference to current events and politics in the Holocaust Memorial is unusual.

 
Gilad Shalit Released From IDF
Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was officially released, at the rank of sergeant-major, on Wednesday, six months after he was freed from Hamas captivity in Gaza.

 
Reported US-Iranian Nuclear Deal "Wishful Thinking"
khameni
Officials in Jerusalem angrily dismissed reports of a breakthrough in last Saturday's nuclear negotiations in Istanbul between six world powers (P5+1) and Iran and most emphatically the claim that "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played his expected role in this choreography."

 
Palestinian Ignites Himself in Firebomb Attack
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A Palestinian Authority Arab accidentally set himself on fire Tuesday while attacking Israeli security forces with a firebomb outside Ofer Prison, located on the Jerusalem-Ramallah highway.
 
Terrorist Freed for Shalit Plotted to Kidnap Soldiers
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One of the more than 1,000 terrorists and security prisoners freed for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit sent a memory card to relatives with detailed instructions on how to kidnap more soldiers.
 
EU Ambassador: Israel "Occupying" Hevron
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The European Union continues to regard Israel's presence in the Jewish people's ancestral homeland as "occupation."

 
Columbia Journalism Review's Anti-Israel Lies Exposed
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The Columbia Journalism Review website posted an article Monday that severely criticizes an article by Justin Martin, that appeared on CJR two weeks earlier, which portrays Israel as a country that stifles the press. Martin's reply to the criticism exposes at least one outright lie in his claims.

 
India Confiscates Israeli Defense Firm's $70m Guarantee
indian defense
Even after Prime Minister Netanyahu's security adviser Yaacov Amidror visited New Delhi to intercede with top security and government officials, India decided, for the first time in its history, to penalize a foreign defense vendor, Israel's Military Industries for alleged breach of contract.
 
Barak: Talks Don't Give Iran Immunity from Strike
ehud barack
Israel has not given the U.S. a commitment to hold off from striking Iran while the U.S. and other countries are holding talks with the Persian theocracy, said Defense Minister Ehud Barak Tuesday.
 
U.S. Backs Israel on Stopping "Flytilla"
ben gurion airport
The United States on Monday defended Israels actions to stop the anti-Israel "flytilla". Israel managed to stop the pre-publicized event in its tracks, without fanfare.

 
IDF Suspends Officer Who Hit Danish Activist
officer anarchist
The video clip showing IDF Lt.-Col. Shalom Eisner, deputy commander of the Jordan Valley Brigade, striking a Danish demonstrator on Saturday continues to make waves.

 
Israel's Military Chief: Israel Must Protect All Jews
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Israel must protect Jews around the world in addition to its own borders, said the army's chief of staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz.

 
7 Firebombs on Jewish Homes in Mount of Olives
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A terrorist hurled seven firebombs at Jewish homes Sunday night in Maaleh HaZeitim, on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives. The terrorist's face was covered.

 
Israel: Obama's Dealings with Iran Conflict with US-Israeli Understandings
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High-ranking Israeli officials close to Netanyahu directly accused President Obama of reneging on the US-Israeli understandings reached ahead of the Istanbul talks between the six powers and Iran on April 14.
 
Palestinians in Israeli Jails to Launch Hunger Strike
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More than 1,600 Palestinians in Israeli jails reportedly are set to launch a hunger strike on what is called Palestinian Prisoners Day. The coordinated hunger strike is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

 
Muslim British Parliamentarian Offers Bounty for Obama
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A controversial British parliamentarian has announced a bounty for the capture of U.S. President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush.
 
Nine Activists Land, Arrested in "Mass Fly-In"
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The "massive flytilla" of PA supporters so far has numbered a grand total of nine activists, all of whom were arrested at Ben Gurion International Airport Sunday morning.
 
Netanyahu Wants Face-to-Face Meeting With Abbas
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will seek direct talks with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas when he meets PA prime minister Salam Fayyad next week.It will be the first top-level meeting between leaders in Jerusalem and Ramallah since talks hit a dead end over two years ago.
 
Secret Israeli-Finnish Nuclear Talks
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Officials from Israel and Finland last week held secret talks on Jerusalem's participation in a conference to ban nuclear arms in the Middle East.

 
Palestinian With Seven Bombs Stopped at Checkpoint
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Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint in the Jordan Valley discovered seven homemade bombs on the body of a Palestinian man.

 
PA Governor Blocks Import of Israeli Produce to Shechem
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The Palestinian Authority has blocked the import of Israeli produce to Shechem (Nablus). The move a is direct violation of the Oslo Accords and numerous foreign aid initiatives.
 
Iran's "New Initiatives" Put Israel at Center of Nuclear Talks
Qom
The "Israeli dossier" tops the tactical agenda set out by Iran's top strategic team for the forthcoming nuclear negotiations Istanbul.? Its representativeswill bebriefed to turn aside every demand the world powers make of Tehran by twisting it around and pointing it at Israels alleged nuclear program.
 
Israel's Defense Establishment: Overmanned?
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From appearances, it would seem that women have a respectable role in Israeli establishment. But appearances can be misleading.

 
Lebanese Navy Aiding IDF
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IDF naval forces are reportedly cooperating with their Lebanese counterparts to prevent foreign ships from approaching Israeli waters.

 
Iran to Offer "New Initiatives" in Nuclear Talks
Qom
Iran is scheduled to hold a fresh round of negotiations about its nuclear program with the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council -- the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France - plus Germany, the so-called P5+1, beginning Friday in Turkey.
 
CBS's Ben Stein Warns of Second Holocaust
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In light of the Passover holiday, CBS's Ben Stein warned that the Jewish people must heed the lessons of history in order to prevent another Holocaust from befalling it.

 
Egypt is Focus of Israeli Security Worries
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It's not often that you hear an Israeli general saying the country's security situation is fine, that everything isnt gloom and doom, and that the defense budget is adequate.

 
Congressmen Threaten PA Aid Over Helen Thomas Award
In a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, two congressmen said a medal awarded to veteran journalist Helen Thomas could hurt U.S. assistance to the PA.

 
PA Protests Settlements at Security Council
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The Palestinian Authority filed a letter of protest against Israel with the United Nations Security Council over Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria.

 
US-Arab Gulf Air Force Exercise Draws Iranian Warning to Stop
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At least 200 American and Arab Gulf fighter-bombers thundered overhead Sunday, April 8 at the outset of the biggest air force exercise ever conducted in the Gulf region. They were simulating war with Iran and an operation for reopening the strategic Straits of Hormuz if it is closed by Tehran.

 
Israel Preps for 2,500 Person Protest "Fly-In"
ben gurion airport
Part of the "Welcome to Palestine" campaign, the activists from around the world plan to arrive Sunday and declare their intention to travel to the West Bank to highlight the fact that there is no way to visit what they call Palestine without traveling through Israel.
 
Report: Israel Told US "No Attack Until Early Fall"
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Israeli newspaper Maariv reported Tuesday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu refused to commit before U.S. President Barack Obama that Israel would not attack Iran before the U.S. presidential elections.

 
Palestinian Hanged in Gaza for Collaborating with Israel
The hanging was one of three on Saturday in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported, citing the Gazan interior ministry.

 
Kiev: Jewish Man Brutally Beaten After Second Seder
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A young Jewish man was critically injured over the weekend during a brutal assault in Kiev, Ukraine. "The neighborhood is not new to violence," stressed a ZAKA representative, "A few years ago a Jewish boy was attacked in the same place."

 
Fire Continues: Terror Rocket hits Sderot
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Gaza terrorists launched a rocket at the town of Sderot on Sunday evening. The rocket hit an unpopulated area and did not cause injury.
 
Secret US-Israeli Accord to Iran Revealed
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Washington sources disclose exclusively that the Obama administration and Netanyahu government have secretly agreed on "Formula of 1,000" as their final concession at the end of the forthcoming Six Power nuclear talks with Iran which starts Saturday, April 14.
 
Esther Pollard Meets Peres to Discuss Pollard's Condition
Johnathan Pollard
Israeli President Shimon Peres met with the wife of Jonathan Pollard, who asked Peres to request her husband's release "before it is too late."
 
Health Ministry Warns Mosquito-Borne Dengue Fever in Israel
The Health Ministry is warning Israelis to beware of the mosquito-borne infection "dengue fever," now on the rise in Israel.
 
Operation IDF Passover Seder
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As millions of Israelis prepare to celebrate the Passover seder on Friday night, the IDF will join them at bases around the country.
 
Pollard Rushed to Hospital
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Pollard, convicted of spying for Israel and serving a life sentence without parole for 26 years, was rushed to a hospital emergency room near his Butner, North Carolina penitentiary early Friday after suffering from extreme pain.
 
IDF Imposes Closure on PA-Controlled Areas
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vThe IDF Spokesman announced on Thursday that, following a decision by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, a general closure will be imposed on the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria.
 
Authorities Checking "Al-Qaeda" Threats to New York, Berlin
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Authorities in New York and Berlin are investigating threats made by on websites associated with Islamist radicals that posted threats this week, promising to conduct attacks in both cities.
 
Terrorists Fire Two Grad Rockets at Eilat
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Terrorists fired two Grad-type rockets at the city of Eilat on Wednesday night, according to a report on Kol Yisrael radio.
 
Iran Worried Over US Missile Shield
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Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi on Wednesday "advised" neighboring Arab states in the Gulf not to adopt a missile shield project being promoted by the United States.

 
Clinton: "Israeli Strike "Not in Anyone's Interest"
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"It's our very strong belief, as President Obama conveyed to the Israelis, that it is not in anyones interest for them to take unilateral action," Clinton said in an ABC News interview on Tuesday.

 
Iran Ducks Away from Nuclear Talks
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Iranian spokesmen are maneuvering for a postponement of the nuclear negotiations with world powers set to take place April 13-14 in Istanbul, debkafile's Iranian sources report. It is feared in Washington and Jerusalem that Tehran is working toward two goals.
 
Expulsion at Hevron's Beit HaMachpelah
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Security forces have arrived at Hevron's Beit HaMachpelah (House of the Patriarchs) to forcibly expel residents. The building is located next to the Cave of the Patriarchs, which houses the tombs of the Biblical Sarah, Abraham, Rivkah, Isaac, Leah, Jacob, the head of Esau, and also allegedly Adam and Eve.

 
PA, Hamas Reach Deal on Gaza Fuel
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Fuel imports from Israel to Gaza will begin on Wednesday, following an agreement between the governments in Ramallah and Gaza City.
 
NYPD Beefs Up Security Around Synagogues
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The New York Police Department said Tuesday it would be beefing up security at the city's synagogues and other Jewish sites for the Passover holiday, in the wake of the recent attack on a religious school in Toulouse, France.
 
Netanyahu: Iran Sanctions Aren't Working
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that sanctions aimed at halting Iran's nuclear enrichment program have failed to yield results. He said the Iranian regime is struggling financially, but has strengthened its political hold on power in recent months.

 
Russian Warships Launch Drill from Tartus Versus US-Israeli-Greek Naval Exercise
russia warships
Not 24 hours after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that a pre-emptive strike (by the US and/or Israel) would violate international law, Moscow put muscle into his warning. Tuesday, April 3, the Russian guided missile destroyer Smetliviy arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus from its Black Sea base for a naval exercise.
 
France Urges Citizens To Refrain from Travelling to "West Bank"
France urged anti-Israel activists to refrain from visiting Bethlehem this month in solidarity with the Arabs in Judea and Samaria in order to avoid being detained or turned back by Israeli authorities.
 
Israel Shuts Down PA Media Outlet in Jerusalem
Israel has shut down an attempt by the Palestinian Authority to open up a new media outlet in the city of Jerusalem.
 
5 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire at California University
shooting in oakland
At least five people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a Christian university in California on Monday, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. Police say they have a suspect in custody.

 
Russia, Iran Set to Counter US/Israeli Strike Against Iran
us greek drill
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issued a strong warning against a military attack on Iran Monday, April 2, saying that a preemptive strike would violate international law. His comments, made during a visit to Armenia, stopped short of threatening (the US and/or Israel) of consequences.

 
Israel Navy Mulling Korean Ships
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Wasting little time after loosing a bid to sell Israel fighter trainer jets, South Korea has now reportedly offered to build large vessels for the Israeli Navy, which is in need of expansion due to strategic changes in the region.
 
False Alarms Send Israel on War Alert
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False alarms sounded sirens in southern and northern Israel around noon Monday, causing children to run for shelters and soldiers to pack gear.

 
Haredi Orthodox Man Attacked with Axe on Way to Kotel
A haredi Orthodox man on his way to the Western Wall for morning prayers was attacked by an axe-wielding Arab youth near the Damascus Gate.

 
Israel Scales Back Covert Operations Inside Iran
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Israel's intelligence services have scaled back covert operations inside Iran, TIME Magazine reported. Senior Israeli security officials say that the Mossad has been ratcheting down by "dozens of percent" in recent months.

 
Helen Thomas Honored at PLO Event in Washington
The High Commission for the Palestine Liberation Organization in Washington honored American journalist and anti-Semite, Helen Thomas. The ceremony was attended by a group of ambassadors, diplomats, journalists, human rights activists and American Arab leaders in the United States.
 
Hunger Striking Terrorist Released to Gaza
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A female terrorist whose 43-day hunger strike brought about her release from an Israeli prison was deported to Gaza on Sunday. Officials from the Islamic Jihad and Hamas terror groups were present.
 
70 Foreign Nations Meet in Istanbul Over Syria
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As Assad regime forces continue their slaughter of Syrians, international foreign ministers from 70 different nations gathered as the "Friends of Syria" in Istanbul to meet and debate whether, and if so, how to arm rebel fighters against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

 
Jordan Arabs Attack Anti-Zionist Jews
Jordanian Arabs scuffled with anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian Authority Neturei Karta members in the Global March on Jerusalem rally Friday.
 
Jerusalem Man Attacked at Mount of Olives
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A Jewish Jerusalem man was attacked in a car at the Mount of Olives cemetery, where he went to visit his mother's grave before his wedding.
 
Hebrew University: Murder Just a Matter of Time
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Arab men threw Molotov cocktails at a bus on Thursday near the Hebrew University campus in French Hill in northern Jerusalem.

 
France Arrests 19 in Toulouse Raids
tolouse shotoing
French authorities arrested 19 suspected Islamic militants and seized weapons in raids in Toulouse.

 
As Expected - Land Day Turns Violent
riots
Land Day turned violent Friday when Arabs began hurling Molotov cocktails and stones at soldiers near the Kalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem.
 
IDF Alert Prompts Closure on PA-Controlled Areas
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As part of the preparations and high alert for the Arab "Land Day", which will be marked on Friday, the IDF Spokesman announced on Thursday night that a general closure was imposed on the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria.
 
Algeria Reportedly Refuses Body of Toulouse Gunman
merah murderer
The body of the gunman who killed three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse will be buried in France rather than Algeria as his father had requested.

 
69% of Israelis Support US-Israeli Attack on Iran
iaf 16
Sixty-nine percent of Israelis support a joint U.S.-Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear installations, according to a poll conducted for the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research.

 
Abbas: Hamas Unity Deal "Frozen"
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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that the reconciliation deal between his Fatah faction and Hamas is going nowhere.
 
Kuala Lumpur Traces Counterfeit US Dollars to Iran
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With the disclosure of its suspected traffic in counterfeit US currency as the April 13 date approaches for important nuclear negotiations with the six world powers, Iranmay find itself badly compromised on world financial markets on top of the difficulties it already faces.
 
State Department Refuses to Say Jerusalem is Israel's Capital
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland on Wednesday refused to say that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,insisting repeatedlythat the "final status of Jerusalem" would depend on "negotiations between the parties."
 
IDF to Remain on Full Alert Over Passover
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The IDF on Tuesday broke with Israeli tradition and ordered all units to cancel the long-customary Passover leaves and remain on full alert over the holiday.

 
Wikileaks Claims Netanyahu Was a Stratfor Source
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Continuing the release of the US Stratfor research sites e-mails, Wikileaks Wednesday, March 28 issued a batch of mails which indicated that Binyamin Netanyahu may have been a source for Fred Burton, the Vice President for intelligence for the site.
 
More Threats Against Toulouse Jewish Day School
tolouse shotoing
The Toulouse Jewish day school terrorized by a radical Islamic jihadist has received a wave of anti-Semitic phone calls and emails following the attack.
 
Jordan to Allow Global March to Jerusalem
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The Iranian news agency Fars quoted the Jordanian Public Security Department as having confirmed authorities will allow Islamist activists to lead a march as part of global demonstrations "in support of Jerusalem."
 
Death Penalty Stalks the Mideast
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At least 588 people were executed across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) last year, the largest number anywhere in the world except in China and a 50% rise over 2010, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday.
 
Barghouti calls for Palestinian Popular Resistance Campaign
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Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti called on Palestinians to launch a popular resistance campaign against Israel.

 
Iron Dome Deployed in Greater Tel Aviv Area
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For the first time since entering operational use, the Iron Dome battery was positioned in the greater Tel Aviv area on Monday.

 
Israel Summons Ambassadors Over UNHRC Commission
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The Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the ambassadors from Austria and Belgium and reprimanded them for their countries having voted in favor of the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution to establish a fact-finding mission to probe the "effects of settlements on Palestinian human rights."

 
Jewish Man Hammered to Death in Morocco
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Police are investigating whether the murder of a Jewish man in Morocco was nationalistic or criminally motivated. The murder comes a day after the forced evacuation of an Israeli diplomat from the country.

 
Iran Flies Thousands of Pro-Palestinian Activists to Syria
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Israel boosted its Syrian and Lebanese border units as special flights carrying thousands of pro-Palestinian activists from Tehran touched down in Damascus Tuesday, March 27 for the international Global March to Jerusalem Friday, March 30. Before taking off, they were split into small groups and tutored by Iranian Al Qods Brigades officers.
 
Al-Jazeera Agrees Not to Show Footage of Toulouse Murder
sarkoxy
In response to French President Nicholas Sarkozy's press conference Tuesday, Al-Jazeera hasagreed to refrain from broadcasting video taken by Mohammed Merah, the Muslim terrorist who opened fire on a Jewish school, killing three children and their teacher.
 
Toulouse Terrorist's Father Says He'll Sue France
tolouse shotoing
The father of the terrorist who murdered four Jews in Toulouse last week said on Monday he planned to sue France over his son's death. Mohammad Merah's father also told AFP his son will be buried in his ancestral homeland Algeria.
 
Gazans Blame Hamas, Not Israel for Fuel Crisis
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A recent poll conducted among Palestinian Authority Arabs has found that a majority of residents of Hamas-controlled Gaza blame their leaders, not Israel, for the fuel crisis in the region.

 
Iron Dome Battery Stationed in Gush Dan
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An Iron Dome anti-missile battery was deployed this morning in the Gush Dan area, as part of an exercise to test the system's ability to intercept rockets and missiles fired at Tel Aviv.

 
Israel Cuts Ties with UN Human Rights Council
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Israel's decision came after the UN Human Rights Council decided to investigate the effect of construction of West Bank settlements on Palestinian rights.
 
Police, IDF Preparing for Migron Expulsion
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Police and back-up IDF troops are preparing for the largest expulsion of Jews since Gush Katif, destroyed almost exactly seven years ago.
 
Israel, EU Sign Open Skies Agreement
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Israel and the EU have signed a memorandum of understanding on an open skies agreement. The agreement will come into effect gradually until the summer of 2017, when there will be unrestricted air travel between Israel and the EU.
 
Israel Speaks Out Against "Hypocrisy of the UNHRC"
security council un
Aharon Leshno Yaar, Permanent Representative of the Mission of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva, called the decision of the United Nations Human Rights Council to "investigate the implications" of Israeli actions in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem unjustified and "counterproductive."
 
Obama's Back-Channel to Tehran Bypasses Allies
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On March 20, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced exemptions for 11 nations from new US financial sanctions against countries that don't reduce the Iranian oil purchases by June 28.

 
Tehran Forces Iranian Jews to Join Anti-Israel Global March
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The Islamic regime in Tehran was not satisfied with the public support the Iranian Jewish communitys was forced to confer on the Global March to Jerusalem. The event's organizers now ordered the community to send a Jewish delegation to march with the Islamist groups in Lebanon.
 
Israel May Quit the UN Human Rights Council
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday he may recall the Israeli ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council and cut ties with the body.
 
UK Bans Ad Promoting Northern Israel
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The UK has banned advertising promoting a book on northern Israel that includes a map showing the Golan Heights as part of Israel. Britain's Advertising Standards Authority claims it has received 350 complaints about the ad, including from supporters of Palestinians."

 
Hizbullah Proxies Pose Greatest Threat to U.S.
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There may be hundreds, if not thousands, of Hizbullah agents inside the United States capable of launching a terror attack if U.S.-Iran tensions continue to escalate, said House Homeland Security Committee chief Peter King at a hearing.

 
Toulouse Killer Visited Israel
merah murderer
The passport of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah showed that he visited Israel, Syria, Iraq and Jordan, a French newspaper reported.

 
Israel to Transfer Diesel to Gaza
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Israel will transfer 450 thousand liters of industrial diesel to Gaza on Friday for the Gaza power station.

 
Mohammed Merah, New Breed of "Iron Man Terrorist" is Dead
merah murderer
The French-born al Qaeda killer, Mohammed Merah, who shocked the world by murdering three Jewish schoolchildren and their teacher in Toulouse, after killing three French paratroopers - was found dead after jumping out of a window still shooting Thursday, March 22.

 
Hamas Member Charged in Thwarted Terror Attack
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A member of Hamas was charged in a thwarted terrorist attack and kidnapping of an Israeli soldier near Eilat.

 
Israel Buys Sixth German Submarine
dolphin class sub
Israel and Germany signed a contract purchasing a submarine Wednesday. This will be the Israeli Navy's sixth submarine.

 
Standoff in Toulouse Starts Second Day
merah murderer
Heavily armed Al Qaeda gunman Mohammad Merah held off night-long police and commando assault to extract him from his Toulouse apartment. The siege began its second day Thursday, March 22 after an exchange of gunfire and explosions.
 
Otzar HaTorah Murderer Was on French Watch List
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French Interior Minister Claude Gueant on Monday revealed the gunman behind Monday's Otzar HaTorah murders was already on a watch list of Islamic extremists.
 
Al Qaeda Man Cornered for Toulouse School Murders
tolouse shooter
A 24-year old manof Algerian descent, Mohammed Merah stated after shooting at police who surrounded the house he was barricaded in on early Wednesday morning that he belonged to al Qaeda and trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
 
Canada Joins Israel in Blocking Hamas at UNHRC
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Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird joined Israel in blocking a senior Hamas official from addressing a session of the UN Human Rights Council.

 
Ashton Denies Comparing Toulouse with Gaza
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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has categorically denied "grossly distorted" reports that she compared the murders in Toulouse with deaths in Gaza.

 
PA to Approach UNHRC to Investigate "Israeli Crimes"
abbas
The Palestinian Authority announced Monday it plans to approach the United Nations to investigate the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. It also blamed Israel for trying to thwart the effort.

 
Thousands March in Memory of Toulouse Victims
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Thousands silently demonstrated Monday evening in Paris to pay tribute to the four victims of a shooting attack at a Jewish school in southwestern France.

 
No Leads in Jewish School Murders, Killer May Have Filmed Shootings
tolouse shotoing
French security circleshave no leads as yet to the killer or suspects in the the investigation of the shootingwhich left a teacher and three children dead at the Ozar Hatora school in Toulouse. The shooter may have been a hired assassin.
 
Ashton Compares Toulouse Attack to Death of Gaza Children
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The European Union's Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, made a skewed comparison on Monday between the lethal, unprovoked shooting attack at a Jewish school in Toulouse, in which three children and a teacher were murdered, and the unintended deaths of children in Gaza.
 
Extra Security Ordered for Jewish Schools in France
ozar hatorah
"We have no doubt that the attack was anti-Semitic. It is certain, said Meir Habib, deputy chairman of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions. "Killing children from close range just because they are Jewish is an unimaginable horror. These are innocent children."
 
Senior Auschwitz Nazi Fugitive Discovered
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Another senior Nazi involved in the deportation of Jews to Auschwitz, and who is still alive, has been discovered. According to Nazi hunter Dr. Efraim Zuroff, head of the Jerusalem-based Wiesenthal Center, the fugitive is likely to be exposed very soon.

 
Toulouse Victims to be Buried in Israel
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Foreign Ministry officials on Monday said the Israeli consulate in Marseille is handling arrangement for the four victims of the Toulouse shooting to be returned home for burial.

 
Bills to Relax Marriage Registration Rules Coming
jewish wedding
Two bills that would allow Jewish couples in Israel to be married by Modern Orthodox rabbis in the city of their choice were approved by a Knesset committee.

 
Al-Qaida Chief Offers Hostage Swap
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Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said in a video that he would swap an American hostage for prisoners in the U.S. with links to the organization.

 
Israeli Air Force Woman Vet Helps Protect Statue of Liberty
liberty statue
A new scanning system to stop terrorists at the Statue of Liberty was developed by Israeli Air Force veteran Dr. Alysia Dolev.

 
Sarkozy Expresses Outrage Over Jewish School Shooting
sarkoxy
French presidential contenders were quick to condemn the deadly shooting of four at the Ozar HaTorah school in Talouse. President Nicolas Sarkozy visited the school personally to offer his condolences and express solidarity with France's Jewish community.

 
Fourth Fatality from Shooting at Jewish School in Toulouse
tolouse shotoing
A fourth death is reported after a teacher and his two children died in a shooting attack on the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse, southwestern France, Monday, March 19.
 
Israel Calls for Immediate Dismissal of U.N. Tweeter
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Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, has called for the immediate dismissal of a Jerusalem based U.N. agency employee who is widely known for her blatant anti-Israel activism.

 
Hamas Terrorist to Address UN Human Rights Council
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Ismail al-Ashqar will speak to the UNHRC Monday, regarding Hamas terrorists in Israeli jails. Blogger Elder of Zion noted that al-Ashqar has publicly called for Hamas to kidnap Israeli soldiers - an act that constitutes a war crime.
 
Iran Threatens Hormuz, World Oil Supply After Trade Links Cutoff
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Former Intelligence Minister Ali Falahian, Iran's senior spokesman on sanctions, said Sunday, March 18, that if the US and Europe think they can ignore international law to promote their interests, they should know that Iran will respond in kind everywhere it can.
 
Terror Assault Continues, Schools in South Closed
ashdod rocket
Gaza terrorists continued their assault on Israel on Thursday night with a Grad missile fired at Ashdod. The attack caused concern among local officials and led to the closure of schools across the south.

 
German Opposition Head Regrets Apartheid Comment
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The leader of Germany's main opposition party acknowledged that he may have gone too far when he wrote on Facebook that Israel is running an "apartheid regime" in Hebron.

 
Islamic Jihad Threatens Tel Aviv
Islamic Jihad claimed on Friday it has rockets that can reach Tel Aviv. A member of the terror group's Quds Brigades using the alias Abu Ibrahim told AFP they were ready to expand the reach of its rocket fire "beyond the Israeli town of Ashdod."
 
Israel Ultimatum: Stop the Missiles by Saturday Night
beer sheva grad
After five days of non-stop missile fire on a dozen towns and villages, Israel Thursday night, March 15, gave Egypt and Hamas two days to halt the shooting or else the Israeli Defense Forces would go into action against Gaza.
 
Shalit: Jews Also Abducted British Soldiers
shalit politics
Noam Shalit, father of freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, showed understanding for Hamas's tactic of abduction of IDF soldiers in an interview.

 
Shmuley Boteach Announces Run for Congress
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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the author and media personality, announced his candidacy for a New Jersey congressional seat.

 
Cafe Hillel Bomber Returns from "Apartheid Week" Tour
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A Hamas terrorist who participated in the bombing of Cafe Hillel in Jerusalem returned to cheering crowds in Gaza on Thursday after an "apartheid week" propaganda tour in South Africa.

 
Soldier Wounded in Stabbing Attack on Light Rail
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An Israeli female soldier in her early 20s was stabbed while riding on Jerusalem's light rail Thursday morning. The stabber was an Arab who ran away from the scene of the stabbing, witnesses said.
 
Iran Threatens Israel with Bombardment from Lebanon
a
Tehran has begun capitalizing on its allies' two perceived victories: Bashar Assad's success in seizing Idlib from rebel hands and the Palestinian Jihad Islami's triumphal missile assault from Gaza.
 
IDF Uncertain About Gaza Ceasefire
yal russo
The head of the IDF Southern Command said Wednesday he isn't sure how long the "cease-fire" with Gaza's terror groups will last.

 
15-Year-Old Gaza Boy Given Medical Treatment in Israel
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A 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital in Israel on Tuesday, after he was injured on Monday morning in the Jabalya area of Gaza, according to a statement by the Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

 
IDF Chief of Staff: Iron Dome Is Game Changer
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IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz called the success of the Iron Dome system in intercepting incoming missiles from Gaza a "serious and historical military change."
 
Azerbaijan Arrests 22 in Plot to Attack US, Israeli Embassies
azeri police
Azerbaijan on Wednesday said it arrested 22 citizens suspected of plotting on behalf of Iran to attack the American and Israel embassies in Baku.

 
Israel Develops its Own Bunker Buster
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Israel has developed an improved precision, bunker-burrowing weapon which Israeli Military Industries (IMI) unveiled on March 6. The 500-pound MPR-500 is an electro-optical (laser-guided) bomb that can penetrate double-reinforced concrete walls or floors without breaking apart.
 
Erdogan Accuses Israel of "Massacre" in Gaza
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan took advantage on Tuesday of the escalation in southern Israel to once again attack Israel, as he has done on a regular basis in recent months.
 
Turkey Rejects Israel Airline Request for Increased Security
arkia plane
Arkia, which is planning to offer four to six flights a week between June and October, sent a written request to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs asking for a flight-specific security area for all Israeli flights. The Turkish government rejected the request.

 
Palestinians Maintain Low-Level Attacks Confident Israel will Avoid Showdown
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Six mortar rounds exploded on empty ground in the Eshkol farm district abutting on the Gaza Strip shortly before Tuesday March 13 noon, less than 12 hours after Cairo announced a ceasefire.

 
Central Israel Hospitals to be Fortified Against Rockets
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As part of the Israeli government's strategic plan to protect medical centers, which will be implemented during 2012, it has been decided to improve the fortification of hospitals in central Israel against missiles and bombs.
 
Egypt Reports Gaza Ceasefire, Israel: Quiet Will Be Met with Quiet
beer sheva grad
A high-ranking Egyptian official reported before dawn Tuesday, March 13, that Israel and the Palestinian organizations in Gaza, including Jihad Islami and the Popular Resistance Committees, had agreed to a ceasefire which went into effect at one o'clock a.m.
 
IDF Hits Second Terror Cell in Five Hours
iaf strike
The IDF eliminated two terrorists Monday night as they prepared to fire a rocket into Israel from Gaza.

 
Hamas Accuses Al Jazeera of Being pro-Israel
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Hamas charged on Monday that Al-Jazeera's coverage of the escalating violence in Gaza is "unprecedented" in its "lack of balance."

 
Danon: Get Terrorists Out of Knesset
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Ahmed Tibi is "a terrorist dressed up as an MK," Danon says as Arab MK tells Gaza to "stand strong."

 
Barak: Speed up Iron Dome Deployment
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Minister of Defense Ehud Barak today announced that he will seek to have the further development of missile interceptor systems declared a national emergency project. Iron Dome has intercepted 40 incoming short-range rockets and missiles in the past two days.

 
Gaza Truce Delayed, Egypt Wants Sinai Included.
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Intelligence sources report a Cairo demand for any truce deal to embody a Palestinian Hamas and Jihad Islami commitment to withdraw their forces from Sinai and stop using the peninsula for terrorist operations against Israel.

 
Rocket Fire from Gaza Unrelenting, Many Schools Still Closed
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Shooting from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel continued Monday morning. Two Kassam rockets exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council area, one of which landed near a protected children's house. Schools up to 40 km from the Gaza Strip will remain closed again today.
 
Twitter Pictures Defaming IDF Proven False
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Twitter and other social networking sites, for better or worse, continue to significantly impact the way in which people receive and perceive information.Two photos tweeted in the past 24 hours, have unfortunately been circulating information that has been proven to be completely false and rooted in lies.
 
Israel to UN: Condemn the Rocket Attacks
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Israel on Sunday appealed to the United Nations Security Council, asking it to condemn the continued rocket fire at Israels southern communities. The letter comes after terrorists fired more than 50 missiles at southern Israel on Sunday.

 
Iranian-Israel Battle of Wits Over Iron Dome to Determine Gaza Ceasefire
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The Iron Dome system designed by Israeli engineers to intercept the short-range Palestinian missiles battering Israel from the Gaza Strip is turning out surprisingly to be a wonder weapon.
 
Libyan Multiple Rocket Launchers and SA-7 Anti-AIr Missiles From Gaza
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The Palestinian Jihad Islami escalated its attacks on a dozen Israel towns and villages Saturday, firing up to 100 rockets on the second day of their revenge for Israel's targeted killing of Zuheir al-Qaisi, head of the Popular Resistance Committees in Gaza.

 
IDF Kills Gaza Terrorists, Including Senior Terror Leader
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The IDF hit and killed on Friday several Gaza-based terrorist gangs, including a senior leader of the Popular Resistance Committees terror group.

 
Obama's Projects an Israel Visit in July
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Forward planning must have gone into setting up the CBS 60 Minutes interview with Israel's leading voice against an attack on Irans nuclear sites directly after the week US President Barack Obama spent sparring with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Washington on this very issue.
 
Arabs Hurl Firebombs at Beit El Gate
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Arabs hurled four firebombs at the gate of the community of Beit El in the Binyamin region Thursday evening. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.

 
White House: Obama Didn't Discuss Bunker Busters with Bibi
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A White House spokesman denied reports that President Obama promised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bunker-buster bombs and refueling planes that could help in a military strike against Iran.

 
Hamas Beats Reporters in Gaza
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Three reporters were attacked by Hamas security forces while covering a mass wedding in Gaza City on Thursday.Reports identified the three as local Sky News reporter Mohammad al-Mashharawi, BBC reporter Adnan al-Dorosh and Amer Abu Omar, a Gaza-based journalist.
 
Panetta: U.S. Preparing Options for Strike on Iran
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta confirmed on Thursday that the Pentagon is preparing an array of military options for striking Iran, if hard-hitting diplomatic and economic sanctions fail to persuade Tehran to drop its nuclear ambitions.

 
Ex-Mossad Chief: Romney's Iran Talk is Irresponsible
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Former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy said Mitt Romney's gibes at Obama's Iran policy were irresponsible. "This means to an Iranian, if you will wait until another few months and there is a change in the White House, then maybe there will be trouble, so the lesson is, let's redouble our efforts to do it as quickly as we can."

 
Six Indicted in Haifa Lynch Attempt
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An indictment was handed down Thursday morning against six Haifa Arabs who are accused of participating in an attempted "lynch" murder by an Arab mob several weeks ago against two IDF soldiers.

 
Iran's Supreme Leader Praises Obama
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Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, welcomed President Obama's emphasis on diplomacy to resolve tensions over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, but also said "it will lead their calculations to failure."

 
Gaza Sends Mortar Shell for Purim
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Terrorists in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip fired a mortar into southern Israel on Thursday morning.The mortar shell exploded in an open field in the Eshkol Regional Council, which borders Gaza and is frequently targeted in terror attacks.
 
Nazi March Banned in Latvian Capital
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Latvia's capital announced it would be banning demonstrations on March 16, the date of a controversial annual march honoring troops who fought on the side of the Nazis during World War II.

 
Peres Launches Facebook Page at Facebook HQ
Israeli President Shimon Peres launched a Facebook page during a visit with company founder Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters in California.
 
Netanyahu's Speech at the AIPAC 2012
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Watch the Prime Minister's full speech here.
 
Israeli Universities Team on Organ Repair Research
A sophisticated national center for genetically engineering the sea anemone Nematostella will be opened as part of the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology's program to develop infrastructure in marine biology. The remarkable ability of this animal to regenerate its body parts could help further research into organ repair in humans.

 
India Slaps 10-Year Ban on Israeli Defense Company
uav
Israeli officials said they were "surprised" at a ten-year ban slapped on Israel Military Industries Ltd. Barring the company from competing for Delhis defense contracts.

 
PA Arabs, Supporters Prepare for Marches on Israel
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The Jordan River Valley has been chosen by Arabs as a gathering point for a planned mass march on Israel at the end of the month. Violent attempts by Arabs to cross the Lebanese and Syrian borders took place in 2011 on the anniversaries of Israel's independence and the start of the Six Day war.
 
Palestinian Woman Caught Preparing Terror Attack
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A Palestinian woman caught carrying a large knife near the security fence of a West Bank settlement said she was planning to carry out an attack.

 
US Provides Israel with Bunker-Busters, Aerial Refuelers
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President Barack Obama had decided to let Israel have weapons systems suitable for long-range military operations and strikes against fortified underground targets. They include four KC-35 aerial refueling aircraft, doubling the number already in the Israeli Air Force's inventory, and GBU-31 Direct Attack Munition-JDAM bombs of the type which serve US bombers especially those based on aircraft carriers.
 
Jewish Women In "Women Who Shake the World"
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Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni and several American Jews, including former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, were included in Newsweek's 150 "Women Who Shake the World."

 
Netanyahu: Auschwitz Wasn't Bombed for Fear of Retaliation
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Netanyahu clearly came to the US to prepare the political ground for an Israeli attack on Iran.
 
UN Security Council Resuming Nuclear Talks With Iran
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany said Tuesday they are set to resume nuclear talks with Iran.

 
El Al to Move Flights to IDF Base If Iran Attacks
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Israel's national air carrier El Al will move its flights to military bases in the event of a war with Iran. Company executives reportedly met in an urgent discussion to deal with wartime scenarios as the Israeli government repeatedly warns that "time is running out" for a military attack on Irans nuclear facilities.
 
Netanyahu to Obama: We Can't Wait Much Longer
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Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu brought 14,000 pro-Israel lobby cheering delegates to their feet repeatedly, especially when he pledged Monday night, March 5, "Never again will our people have to live in the shadow of annihilation."
 
North Korea Tested Iranian Warhead in 2010 for $55m
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German and Japanese intelligence sources Monday, March 5, confirmed reports in the German Der Spiegel and Welt am Sonntag that Western intelligence had known for 11 months that at least one of North Korea's covert nuclear tests in 2010 was carried out on an Iranian radioactive bomb or nuclear warhead.

 
Cantor Endorses Romney
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Rep. Eric Cantor, the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, endorsed Mitt Romney for president and said he is not interested in the vice presidency.

 
Palestinians Caught Infiltrating Jewish Settlement
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Two Palestinians carrying large knives were arrested trying to infiltrate a Jewish settlement.

 
Hamas Preacher: Al Aqsa Can't Be Under Apes, Pigs
The Middle East Media Research Institute exposed another disconcerting video of "Palestinian" incitement against the Jewish people. The video relays a Hamas preacher from Khan Yunis, Gaza, which aired on Al Aqsa TV on February 24.

 
Palestinian Authority Angry at "Pro-Israel" Obama
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The Palestinian Authority is unhappy with what it called President Barack Obamas "unprecedented pro-Israel" speech to American Israel Public Affairs Committee Sunday night and is preparing to officially shelve the "peace process."
 
Palestinian Confesses to Tel Aviv Killings
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A Palestinian man confessed to running over and stabbing eight Israelis to death in Tel Aviv.

 
Iran "May have Tested Nukes in N. Korea"
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Germany's Die Welt, quoted by leading journalist David Goldman in Pajamas Media, reports that Western intelligence agencies detected two nuclear weapons tests in North Korea in 2010, and that one or both of them might have been conducted for Iran.

 
Obama Confronts Netanyahu with Lone Decision on Iran
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Expectations that the meeting between US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday, March 5, will produce accord on how and when to stop Iran going nuclear are likely to prove unfounded.
 
Assad Threatens Israel With Missiles if Syria is Attacked
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Syrian President Bashar Assad has ordered the heads of his military to hit Israel with a barrage of missiles should there be any foreign intervention in Syria, a Jordanian news website reported on Saturday.

 
Obama Cautions Against "Premature" Attack on Iran
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US President Barack Obama held to the line which he claimed "the Israelis share" that "Iran does not yet have a nuclear weapon and is not yet in a position to obtain a nuclear weapon without us having a pretty long lead time"
 
Sbarro Terrorist Gets Talk Show with Hamas
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Hamas has decided to show its pride in terrorist Ahlam Tamimi by giving her a talk show. Tamimi now hosts the weekly program "Nassim al-Ahrar," which focuses on terrorists imprisoned in Israel.

 
Syria Civil War Comes Close to Israeli Border
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The civil war in Syria seems to be approaching Israel's borders, according to reports received on Thursday. The organization said the fighting took place in the village of Jebata al-Khashab, which is located just two kilometers from the border fence with Israel.

 
IAI Denies Threat to Arrow 3 Development Program
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ven as the Ministry of Defense widens its threats to cancel weapons development programs due to a lack of funds, Israel Aerospace Industries Arrow program director Itzhak Kaya says that the Arrow 3 ballistic missile interceptor is not at risk.

 
Pentagon Prepares "Aerial Refueling" for Israeli Planes Striking Iran
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On condition of anonymity, speaking about a military option against Iran's nuclear program, Pentagon officials disclosed that "military options being prepared start with providing refueling for Israeli planes and include attacking the pillars of the clerical regime..."
 
Hamas Launches Rocket Attack on Israel Amid Winter Storm
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With rain and sleet and freezing temperatures curbing visibility on Israel's highways, Hamas terrorists launched a rocket attack on southern coastal towns.

 
Egypt Lifts Travel Ban on US Citizens
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Egyptian authorities Wednesday lifted their travel ban on 16 US citizens accused of fraud and stirring up unrest.

 
Israel Taps First Ethiopia-Born Envoy
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Israel has appointed its first Ethiopia-born ambassador.The appointment of Belaynesh Zevadia as Israel's envoy to Ethiopia was announced.

 
Palestinian TV Station Raided by Israel
A Palestinian television station in the West Bank went off the air following a raid by Israeli soldiers.

 
UN to Visit at PA Request
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Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian U.N. observer, told reporters that the purpose of the visit is to enable the observers "to see with their own eyes the reality of the Palestinian people in the occupied territory" including, as he stated, Israel's "illegal" building in the "settlements."
 
Israeli Experts to Train South Sudanese on Gender-Based Violence
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A delegation of Israeli experts from the IsraAID organization is set to fly to Juba, South Sudan this week to conduct the first-ever Gender Based Violence training program for social workers in Africa's newest nation.

 
Hizbullah's Demands, Schools Teach "Resistance"
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Hizbullah and its allies have "taken advantage" of their role in the government in order to force public schools and the Lebanese University to dedicate a one-hour session for teaching the history of Resistance.

 
Romney to Address AIPAC
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The American Israel Public Affairs Committee announced Tuesday via Twitter that Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and a candidate for the Republican presidential nod, will address its policy conference on March 6.

 
US and Israel Update Iran Intelligence for Obama-Netanyahu Summit
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The media duel over Iran between the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government went up a notch Tuesday, Feb. 28 with an Associated Press report asserting that Israel had decided finally that if an attack on Iran was judged necessary, the US would be kept in the dark.
 
PA Arabs Riot, Hurl Firebombs at Israelis
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Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted in the capital and hurled firebombs at Israelis Monday in what appears to be the start of a third wave of the 'Oslo War,' or what the Arabs refer to as an "intifada."

 
Hamas Blacks Out Free Speech in Power Crisis
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The director of a Gaza-based human rights organization said Sunday that he received an arrest warrant from the Hamas-run security services, after criticizing the coastal enclave's energy authority.

 
Iran Spooks the World with Higher Oil Prices
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Surging gasoline prices are stuffing Iran's pockets as sanctions, so far are not slowing down Irans nuclear race.

 
Civilians Patrol the Roads of Judea
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Fed up with the incessant rock-throwing attacks on motorists in Judea, Jewish residents of Kiryat Arba have begun patrolling the roads themselves, augmenting the IDF's efforts to maintain order.

 
IDF Sinai Patrol Foils Second Mass Casualty Terror Plot
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Released for publication: A routine IDF patrol at the Sinai border last Thursday found explosives and prevented another mass casualty terror attack.

 
Russia Upgrades Syria-Based Electronic Station to Warn Iran of US/Israeli Attack
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The Russians have upgraded their Jabal Al Harrah electronic and surveillance station south of Damascus opposite Israel's Sea of Galilee, adding resources especially tailored to give Tehran early warning of an oncoming US or Israeli attack, US military sources report.

 
Gilad Shalit in USA for NBA Game
Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is in the United States, where he will attend the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, Fla.

 
Arab MKs Represent "Palestine" at Doha Conference
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At least two Israeli Arab MKs are in Qatar attending the International Conference for Defense of Jerusalem - but listed as representatives of "Palestine."
 
Gaza Rockets, Arab Rioting Over the Weekend
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A Kassam rocket exploded Saturday evening in the Ashekelon Coast Regional Council area. No injuries or damage were reported. It was one of several rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel Saturday night.
 
Senators Back Netanyahu in Pentagon Row
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US Senator John McCain backed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu this week in a growing divergence of views with Washington on how to confront Iran's nuclear program.

 
British Diplomats Warned Against Meeting Israelis
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British diplomats have been warned against traveling with Israelis or meeting them in public.

 
US Insists Iran Efforts Coordinated With Israel
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US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro on Thursday insisted the United States and Israel are "coordinated" on steps being taken to confront Iran's nuclear program.

 
IDF Foils Rocket Attack from Gaza
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IAF aircraft were able to foil a rocket attack on Israels southern communities late Thursday night, the IDF Spokesman reported in a statement.
 
UN Security Council Condemns Anti-Israel Terror Wave
For the first time in seven years, the UN Security Council has condemned terror attacks against Israeli citizens.
 
Has Shalit Intifada Broken Out?
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Arab attacks on Jewish motorists and security forces continued Thursday in what Jews are beginning to see as another burgeoning "intifada" an Arabic term referring to an uprising.

 
Pro-PA Group Boycotts Sears Over Israel Products
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A pro-Palestinian group in Canada has called for a boycott against Sears because it carries Israeli products.

 
Ron Paul: No Need to Attack Iran
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During Wednesday night's Arizona Republican presidential debate, Ron Paul, once again, professed his conviction that there is no need to attack Iran.

 
U.S. Criticizes Approval of Shilo Housing Units
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The United States criticized Israel on Wednesday over the approval of 500 housing units for the Shomron community of Shilo, saying that Israel's "settlement activity" was not "constructive" for Middle East.
 
Russia Warns Israel: Don't Strike Iran
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Russia warned Israel not to attack Iran over its nuclear program, saying on Wednesday that military action would have catastrophic consequences.

 
Azerbaijan Arrests Terror Suspects
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Suspected terrorists with links to Iran and Hezbollah were arrested in Azerbaijan, while bombs intended for use against Israeli targets in Thailand's capital were discovered hidden in inexpensive portable radios.

 
Iran Positions Warplanes to Protect Nuclear Sites
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Iran moved warplanes to protect its nuclear sites and started a 4-day exercise on the same day IAEA inspectors arrive for talks.
 
Iran Cuts Down to 6 Weeks Timeline for Weapons-Grade Uranium
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Western and Israeli intelligence experts have concluded that the transfer of 20 percent uranium enrichment to the underground Fordo site near Qom has shortened Iran's race for the 90 percent (weapons) grade product to six weeks.
 
Muslims Stone Police on Temple Mount
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Muslims hurled stones and shoes at police escorting Jewish and Christian visitors on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday.

 
Israeli Troops Foil Terror Attack on Egypt Border
Israeli soldiers stopping a smuggling attempt witnessed a man leave a bag on the Israeli side of the border and flee back to Egypt. The bag was found to contain a "powerful explosive device."

 
Iran May Be Ready To Test Nuke This Year
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A high-ranking intelligence source in Washington remarked Monday, July 19, that he would not be surprised "if we woke up one morning to find the Iranians had conducted an underground nuclear test."
 
Embassy Attack Leader Was Involved in WTC 1993 Bombing
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In first new disclosures on the storming of Israel's Cairo embassy, sources reveal that the mob was led by the terrorist Jama'a al-Islamiya, the Egyptian founding branch of Al Qaeda, and two other radical Egyptian Islamist groups.
 
Netanyahu Speaks After Attack on Israeli Embassy in Cairo
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for its assistance in persuading Cairo to take action in protecting people at the Israeli embassy following an attack.

 
Egypt Protesters Tear Down Israeli Embassy Wall
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Just a short while after it was put up, hundreds of Egyptian protesters tore down on Friday parts of the security wall that had recently been put up near the entrance of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo.

 
Terrorists Mark 9/11 with "Credible Threat"
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As the United States prepares for the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, terrorists are hoping to mark the event their own way - by murdering more American civilians.

 
PA Unfazed by U.S. Veto, Still Going to UN
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Unfazed by the United States announcement on Thursday that it will veto any recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN Security Council, the Palestinian Authority announced it is going ahead with its bid.
 
Obama Administration Will Veto PA Statehood Bid
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The Obama administration said unequivocally that it would veto any U.N. Security Council resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood, adding that "the General Assembly is still of concern, and so there is very urgent work going on to try to see if there's not another way forward."

 
Mossad Hacked?
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A hacker or hackers fabricated certificates for Israel's intelligence service, Mossad, the CIA, and Britains Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, and other sites such as AOL and Microsoft, a Dutch government report said.

 
Turkish Warships to Escort Gaza-Bound Vessels
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Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threatened Thursday to dispatch Turkish warships to escort aid ships from his country to Hamas-ruled Gaza.

 
Jerusalem Arabs "Expel" Israeli Textbooks
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Arab schools located in Jerusalem neighborhoods claimed by the Palestinian Authority in its bid to become a new country are refusing to use Israeli-altered textbooks.

 
Barak: Turkey Will Not Become Israel's Enemy
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Ehud Barak told the Voice of Israel Radio this morning. "We won't let the disputes [with Turkey] get out of hand. In the end, this wave will past... The problems are with Iran and Syria, not with Turkey."

 
Kassams Still Falling in Southern Israel
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Residents of the western Negev once again had their lives disrupted throughout the evening Wednesday, with air raid sirens warning of incoming rocket attacks.

 
US Formally Asks the PA to Drop Bid for Statehood
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Unmoved by sharp criticism and media antics from Palestinian Authority officials the United States on Wednesday formally asked Ramallah to drop its bid for recognition of a PA state based on pre-1967 lines at the United Nations later this month.

 
Abbas, Barak Met Secretly in Jordan
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak held a secret meeting two weeks ago.

 
Minister: Business as Usual with Turkey
Shalom Simhon: Turkey is a major regional power, and we are committed to substantial cooperation with it.
 
PA Uses Obama Speech to Support Campaign for State
abbas obama
The Palestinian Authority has turned the tables on President Barack Obama, using an old speech to support its campaign for the United Nations recognition that he opposes.
 
US Position Upsets PA
Palestinian Authority officials complained Tuesday the United States was threatening them due to their intention to make a statehood bid at the United Nations on September 20.

 
Egypt Seals Terror Tunnels
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Egypt is working to seal smuggling tunnels to Gaza and is building a security fence around the Israeli Embassy in Cairo.

 
US Spied on Israel Embassy in Washington
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The United States spied on Israel's Washington Embassy and pressed charges against an FBI employee who leaked details from information thus acquired.

 
Former US Defense Secretary: Netanyahu Endangers Israel
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Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates argued to the president directly that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not only ungrateful, but also endangering his country by refusing to grapple with Israels growing isolation and with the demographic challenges it faces if it keeps control of the West Bank.

 
Hamas Resumes "Quiet War:" IDF Strikes Back
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Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza attacked a Western Negev community Monday night, and the IDF immediately retaliated.

 
85% of Palestinians Want to "Cooperate" with Israel
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85% of Palestinian residents in the West Bank are interested in cooperation with Israel, according to a survey by Geocartography Knowledge ahead of the regional cooperation conference.

 
Strauss-Kahn Comes Home to Mixed Reactions
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Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn returned to Paris for the first time since being charged with sexual assault in New York.

 
Warning of Rocket Attacks on Passenger Planes
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Strong intelligence warnings that terrorists may attack Israeli passenger planes with shoulder-launched rockets spur the Cabinet to expedite defense systems.

 
405,000 Social Protesters Hit the Streets
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Israel's middle class staged a massive show of strength last night when 405,000 protesters rallied in city streets throughout the country.
 
Turkish PM Plans Gaza Visit
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Will Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan break the "siege of Gaza?" According to reports in the Turkish media, Erdogan plans to go to Gaza next week to break the blockade imposed by Israel.

 
Arab MK Praises Turkish Defiance of Israel
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MK Ibrahim Sarsoor, chairman of the Raam Taal faction, published praise on Friday for Turkey's belligerent stance toward Israel following the Palmer report on the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident.

 
Protest Leaders Gear Up for March of the Million
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The social protest leaders are readying the march of the million on Saturday night, seven weeks after the tent protest on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard began

 
IDF Protects "Flotilla" Naval Commandos
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The IDF has moved to protect the commandos involved in the Mavi Marmara boarding action following the release of the UN Palmer Report.

 
Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador
Turkey is downgrading diplomatic relations with Israel after Israel refused to meet an ultimatum for an apology for the Marmara incident.

 
Flotilla Report Upholds Gaza Blockade, Faults Raid
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An advanced copy of the UN Palmer Report concludes Israel's naval blockade of Gaza is legal and appropriate, but insists the tactics employed when IDF naval commandos boarded the infamous Mavi Marmara flagship were "excessive and unreasonable."

 
9/11 First Responders Excluded from NYC Memorial
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New York City will not invite police, firefighters and other emergency personnel to ceremonies at Ground Zero marking the tenth anniversary of the terror attack that toppled the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

 
Bachmann Meets With Orthodox Leaders
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Rep. Michele Bachmann became the latest presidential hopeful to meet with Orthodox Jewish leaders to discuss Jewish and Israel issues.

 
"Missile Threat Not About to End"
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Rocket attacks on southern Israel launched by Gaza-based terrorists aren't going to end anytime in the near future, warned Home Front Command chief Matan Vilna'i soberly.

 
Israel Arrests Hamas Leader (Again)
Israel arrested a top Hamas leader in the West Bank that it had released from jail several weeks ago.

 
IDF Trains "Settler" Security Squads
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According to reports, the Israeli military is training settler security squads, and will arm them with tear gas and stun grenades, ahead of the Palestinian statehood vote at the United Nations.

 
PA Statehood Bid Could Jeopardize Oslo Agreement
Israel's Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren said Tuesday the PA statehood bid at the United Nations would likely jeopardize all existing agreements between the PA and Israel.

 
No Egyptian Crackdown on Sinai Terrorists?
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Home Front Minister Mattan Vilnai cited information that the at least 10 terrorists were in Sinai getting set to strike southern Israel. Sources claim the accounts of Egyptian tanks raiding Jihad Islami and al Qaeda cells in Sinai are fiction.

 
High Alert for Terror Still On in Southern Israel
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Israel's military establishment is continuing to maintain a high alert along the Egyptian border amid fears of an impending terrorist attack.

 
Prominent U.S. Muslims Call for Shalit's Release
A group of prominent American Muslims issued a letter urging Hamas to immediately release captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Signatories include the two Muslim members of Congress.

 
Sheikh Salah Thanks London Neturei Karta
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The leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh R'ad Salah, visited the leaders of Neturei Karta in London Tuesday and thanked them for their participation in an anti-Israel rally Sunday.

 
Israel and Iran Deploy Warships in Red Sea
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The IDF on Monday deployed two warships in the red sea Red Sea near the border with Egypt following warnings terrorists are planning another attack on southern Israel from Egyptian soil.

 
Wikileaks Blunder Outs Intelligence Sources
wikileaks israel
Never edited US State Department documents obtained by WikiLeaks were accidentally uploaded to their website. The names in the documents include possible Israeli, Iranian and Jordanian intelligence agents.

 
Egyptian Tanks Move Against Sinai Terrorists
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"Al Masri al-Youm" reports that the Egyptian Army and Police have deployed 1,500 soldiers, supported by tanks and armored vehicles, to hunt down extremist Islamic groups in north Sinai.

 
Israeli Flag Flies Again in Cairo
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The Israeli flag is flying again over the country's embassy in Cairo, more than a week after it was ripped down by demonstrators.

 
Leiby Kletzky's Parents Sue His Killer
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The family of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky has sued the suspect in his murder and the suspect's father for $100 million each, it was reported on Monday.

 
Terror Attack in Tel Aviv Was Aimed at 2,000 Teens
Police prevented a huge catastrophe by stopping a Palestinian Authority terrorist who wounded eight people at a Tel Aviv nightclub patronized by approximately 2,000 young people.

 
Third Iron Dome to be Deployed Next Week
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Minister of Defense Ehud Barak said today that a third Iron Dome missile defense battery would be deployed at Ashdod within ten days to protect the city.

 
Terror Alert in South, IDF Beefs up Forces
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The IDF has beefed up its presence in the south amid a report that Islamic Jihad terrorists from Gaza are planning to attack from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and bordering Israel.

 
Gilad Shalit Turns 25 in Captivity
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Sunday was the sixth birthday that Shalit has marked in captivity since he was captured by Hamas terrorists from Gaza in a cross-border raid in June 2006.

 
Jordan to Sign New Gas Deal with Egypt
hordan and egypt
Jordanian Minister of Energy Khaled Toukan has announced that Jordan will sign a new natural gas agreement with Egypt in September. He said that while several attacks this year on Egypt's gas pipeline prompted Jordan to look for alternatives, it is now trying to use Egyptian gas to meet its energy needs.

 
Six Injured in Tel Aviv Terror Attack
Six people were injured in a terror attack in southern Tel Aviv overnight Sunday. The attack occurred after an Arab stole a taxi, ran over a man and lightly injured him, then stabbed several other people.

 
US Drone Kills Number Two Al Qaeda Terrorist
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The United States has killed Al Qaeda's number two commander in another blow to the international terrorist organization after the elimination of Osama Bin Laden.

 
Ahmadinejad: Jewish State is Cancer Cell
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated his past calls for Israels destruction, calling the Jewish state "a cancer cell."

 
PA Was Warned of Aid Cut for Statehood Bid
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Saeb Erekat told The Associated Press that the U.S. Consul-General in Jerusalem, Daniel Rubinstein, told him Friday that the U.S. Congress will take "punitive measures" if the PA proceeds with seeking recognition of statehood.

 
Second Ceasefire Broken, Rocket Lands in Israel
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A Grad rocket fired from Gaza landed in open land south of Ashkelon on Friday. The attack came after the Islamic Jihad announced a new cease-fire agreement in Gaza early Friday morning.

 
Ahmadinejad: PA State First Step in Destroying Israel
ahmadinejad fingers
As Palestinian Authority officials prepare to make their statehood bid at the United Nations in September, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad said Friday the creation of a Palestinian state was only the first step to the destruction of Israel.

 
Gaza Terror Groups Announce New Ceasefire
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Hamas, the Islamic Jihad and the other terror groups in the Gaza Strip declared another ceasefire with Israel late Thursday night. According to a report, rocket attacks aimed at southern Israel's communities will stop at 1:00 p.m. Israel time on Friday.

 
Egypt "Forbade" Israel's Gaza Operation
egypt israel treaty
Yasser Othman, the Egyptian ambassador to the Palestinian Authority, said Wednesday that Egypt had "forbidden" Israel from launching a large-scale operation in Gaza.

 
Minister: Islamic Jihad Is More Radical Than Hamas
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"We are fighting terrorism, and this war never ends," Minister for Home Front Defense Matan Vilnai told IDF Radio. "We're not fighting Hamas, but Islamic Jihad, which is even more radical than Hamas."

 
UN Official: Maximum Restraint by Israel Required
robert serry
Robert Serry, the UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, expressed deep concern Thursday over a "resurgence of violence" Gaza and southern Israel.

 
Rocket Fire on Southern Israel Continues
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More than 20 rockets were fired on southern Israel from Gaza during the night. The Iron Dome defense system successfully intercepted rockets that were fired on Beersheva and Ashkelon.

 
Egypt Plans "Million Man" Anti-Israel March
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Egyptian daily al-Youm al-Saba'a reported Wednesday that Egyptian protest organizers are calling for "a million-man protest" outside Israel's embassy in Cairo on Friday.
 
Glenn Beck: The Courage to Stand
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"I have been asked: What can you teach Israel about Courage? My answer is simple. Nothing. Then they ask: Why are you coming to Israel? Because, I say: In Israel, you see courage."

 
Beck: Love the Jews As They Are
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The debate over whether former FOX News talk show host and Conservative commentator Glenn Beck is good for the Jews or bad for the Jews goes on in advance of his "Restoring Courage" rally to be held in Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon.

 
Report: 3 Eilat Terrorists Were Egyptian
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Three of the terrorists in last week's coordinated attacks near Eilat were Egyptian members of an extremist Islamic group, an Egyptian newspaper reported.

 
Charges Against Strauss-Kahn Dropped
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A New York State Supreme Court judge has closed the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

 
IAF Strike Kills Eilat Terror Attack Mastermind
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A defense establishment source said today that Ismail Asmar of Rafiah in the Gaza Strip, a senior commander in the Islamic Jihad who financed the terrorist attack in southern Israel, was killed last night.

 
Islamic Jihad Vows to Avenge Death of Commander
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The Islamic Jihad terrorist group is enraged over the death of a local commander in its Gaza division following an air strike overnight by the Israel Air Force.

 
Hamas' "Ceasefire": Two More Mortar Shell Attacks
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Hamas continued to uphold its version of a new "ceasefire" Wednesday morning by firing two mortar shells at a Gaza Belt community.

 
Qaddafi Flees Tripoli with Family
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Muammar Qaddafi, his sons and military and political elite are reported by debkafile's military sources to have abandoned their Bab al Aziziya fortress early Tuesday, Aug. 23, using his son Saif al-Islam's surreal appearance before foreign reporters earlier in the day to cover their escape.

 
Islamist Cleric: Meet an Israeli? Kill Him
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A senior cleric in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has declared that ordinary Egyptians are obligated to kill "Zionists" whom they encounter.

 
Egyptian Guards Remove Israeli Flag From Ambassador's Residence
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Egyptian daily Youm7 reports that Egyptian security forces guarding the Israeli ambassador's residence in the Maadi neighborhood in Cairo, complied with the requests of dozens of demonstrators and removed the Israeli flag above the residence.

 
Israel: "No Need to Panic"
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While Israel's skies are still raining rockets despite an alleged "ceasefire" local radio announcers are broadcasting bravery to bolster its citizens who are facing the fire.

 
Rockets Fall in Israel After "Ceasefire"
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Southern Israeli cities came under rocket fire again for a fifth night despite claims by Gaza terrorists they were committed to a "ceasefire."

 
Palestinians Announce "Cease-Fire"
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Palestinian factions in Gaza appeared to be observing a ceasefire with Israel reportedly brokered by Egypt.

 
Giffords Learns Identities of Shooting Victims
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U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has learned the identities of those killed in a shooting attack during a meet-the-constituents event at which she was also shot.

 
Glenn Beck Kicks Off Israel Rally
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Some 3,000 people turned out for the kickoff event in Israel of conservative American talk-show host Glenn Beck's four-day rally. Beck professed his support for Israel and the Jewish people at the event at the ancient Roman amphitheater in Caesarea on Sunday night.

 
Israel Allows Goods into Gaza Despite Falling Rockets
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The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories announced Monday that people, goods and construction materials continue to cross through to Gaza, despite rockets launched at Israeli civilians and at the crossings themselves. Since Thursday, the terror organizations have launched more than 147 rockets, mortar shells and Grad missiles towards the Israeli civilian population.

 
Jon Voight Visits Rocket Attack Victims
The people who are hospitalized in the Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva after being wounded in the rocket attacks over the weekend received a surprise visit on Sunday from none other than American actor Jon Voight.

 
Terror Alert in Jerusalem
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The Jerusalem Police raised the level of alert in Jerusalem Sunday after receiving intelligence that a squad of Arab terrorists intends to carry out an attack inside the city.

 
Hamas Announces End to "Truce"
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Amid fighting unleashed by a deadly terrorist attack on southern Israel, Hamas announced it is canceling its truce with Israel.

 
Cabinet in Emergency Meeting as Attacks Continue
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's cabinet of eight trusted ministers is to meet late Saturday night to discuss the ongoing attacks from Gaza. Hamas has declared open war.
 
Expectant Father Killed in Rocket Attack
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Yossi Ben Shoshan, 38, of Ofakim, died of wounds he sustained Saturday night in a Grad Katyusha attack on Be'er Sheva. Doctors fought late into the night to save the lives of four others.

 
US Defuses Egyptian-Israeli Crisis
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Intense diplomatic efforts by Washington Saturday night, Aug. 20, produced a compromise for resolving the Egyptian-Israeli crisis moments before their 1979 peace accord was overturned.

 
"Where Sudanese Refugees Can Enter, So Can Terrorists"
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Dr. Boaz Ganor, director of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center was not surprised by the terror attacks in Eilat. Ganor says such an attack was predictable ever since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, and the fall in status of Hamas in Gaza.

 
Elite Officer Killed in Attacks
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Elite police commander Pascal Avrahami was killed by terrorists on Thursday as he took part in counter-terror activities in southern Israel.

 
IAF Strikes Additional Gaza Terror Targets
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IAF warplanes targeted two weapons manufacturing sites in central Gaza, and a 'terror activity' sites in both northern and southern Gaza. Hits were confirmed.

 
IDF Releases Guide for Civilians as Rockets Wound 6
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The IDF released guidelines for civilians in southern Israel on Friday morning, as Gaza terrorists fired on Be''r Sheva and Ashdod.?? Among the guidelines: no gatherings of more than 500 people. Many events scheduled to take place in the south have been canceled.

 







 




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