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Moscow May Hand Iran S-300

Moscow has removed the gloves in its defense of Syrian ruler Bashar Assad. Wednesday, July 4, senior official Ruslan Pukhov warned: "If the Syrian regime is changed by force or if Russia doesn't like the outcome, it most likely will respond by selling S-300s to Iran."

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Jobbik Chief: Hungarian Party Not Anti-Semitic
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Days after one of his colleagues admitted to having Jewish roots, a far-right Hungarian politician challenged the country's Jewish communal leader to a debate.

 
Putin: Russia Already Recognizes Palestine
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Russian President Vladimir Putin told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that Moscow already has recognized a Palestinian state.

 
Assad Confined to Palace by Guard
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The Republican Guard battalion commander charged with the Syrian presidents security is keeping Bashar Assad shut away in his "Unity" palace. Assad and his family may not leave the building without the commander's permission under an order current since the second half of last week.

 
Obama Rebuffs Erdogan's Appeal to Lead Turkey in Syria Attack
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Another urgent bid for the US to lead an allied offensive against Syria's ruling regime fell on deaf ears in Washington. It came from Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who is spoiling for action after a Syrian anti-air ambush downed a Turkish reconnaissance jet flying over Latakia last Friday.

 
Iraq Orders Closure of 44 International News Outlets
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Iraq has ordered the closure of 44 international news outlets, among them the Voice of America, and the BBC.

 
The Arab Spring Arrives in Sudan?
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Protests against biting austerity measures in Sudan have started to gain momentum and spread, possibly indicating that the tightly controlled Muslim African country could be overcoming its reluctance to join revolts of the Arab Spring.

 
Neo-Nazi Party Maintains Strength in Greek Elections
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The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party defied predictions and won nearly 7 percent of the vote in the Greek national elections.
 
South Korea Salutes Jewish Korean War Soldiers
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"We Koreans appreciate very genuinely the sacrifice by foreign soldiers," South Korea's ambassador to Israel,said. "Without [it], we dont know what our fate would have been."
 
Cairo in Turmoil: Generals Assume Legislative Powers
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Egypt's transitional military government assumed legislative powers after the supreme constitutional court Thursday, June 14, declared invalid rules governing the parliamentary elections earlier this year which handed control to the two Islamist parties.
 
Clinton: Russia Shipping Attack Choppers to Syria
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Israel is furious at the arms transfers; its leaders are concerned that the Assad regime may attempt to draw Israel into a conflict as a distraction.
 
Obama Speeds Up Limited Air Strike, Prep for Syria
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US President Barack Obama has ordered the US Navy and Air Force to accelerate preparations for a limited air offensive against the Assad regime and the imposition of no-fly zones over Syria.
 
Clinton in Baku Amid Russian-Iranian Friction
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan Wednesday, June 6, to kick off a South Caucasian tour amid President Ilam Aliyav's worsening relations Israel Iranian leader Ali Khamenei and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Baku's pro-Western orientation and its fast-growing military and energy ties with Israel are thorns in both their sides.

 
Erdogan: We Don't Need Israeli Tourists
"We don't need Israeli tourists in Turkey and we don't feel their absence," Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told journalists.

 
Three Jews Attacked in Southeast France
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Three Jews wearing yarmulkes were assaulted by 10 people in southeast France in what the French Interior Ministry is calling an anti-Semitic attack.

 
Elbit to Supply Finnish Army
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Elbit Systems announced Monday that it was awarded a contract by the Finnish Army, to supply advanced dismounted soldier systems.
 
Baku: Iran Plotting Against Eurovision
Iran has recalled its ambassador to Azerbaijan after protesters outside its embassy insulted Iran's late revolutionary leader.

 
IDF Tries to Sway China before Talks with Iran
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IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz is meeting with his Chinese counterpart this week on the eve of critical talks with Iranian officials in Iraq.

 
12,000 International Troops in Drill Near Syrian Border
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Amid the turmoil in neighboring Syria, over 12,000 troops from 19 countries are undertaking a massive war game exercise in Jordan, involving land, air, marine and special forces, that U.S. military officials say is aimed at enhancing interoperability between allied forces.

 
Mideast Tourism Industry Targets Hardy Russians
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As the region taps new sources for visitors and struggles with a reputation as a dangerous destination increasingly hostile to the booze and bikinis that are the sin qua non of world travel, Russians have emerged as the tourists of choice.
 
Israel Reiterates Travel Alert to Tunisia
Israel's National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau has decided to reiterate its existing travel advisory regarding Tunisia ahead of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer.

 
15 Dead as Egyptian Protestors Come Under Attack
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Violent clashes erupted on Wednesday in Cairo, three days into the presidential campaign season, as largely peaceful protesters were set upon by unidentified armed assailants near Egypts Defense Ministry building.
 
Tunisian President Pledges Safety for Tunisian Jews
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On a visit to a synagogue that had been bombed 10 years ago, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said Tunisia is committed to the security of its Jews and that they are equal citizens under the law.

 
No Nukes in Our Backyard, Jordanians Say
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Jordan is facing an uphill battle to build its first nuclear reactor to supply badly needed electric power amid serious concern over environmental hazards and financial risks the cash-strapped kingdom would have to endure.

 
Egypt's Loathe Affair With America
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Even with the general now ruling Egypt on an interim basis, Washington's relations with Egypt have become testy amid an ongoing saga over the fate of 43 people working for non-government organizations charged by Egyptian authorities with illegal funding and distributing intelligence to foreign governments.

 
Collapse of Syrian Pound Echoes Across Jordan
In a tranquil border town in Jordan, the civil war being fought in neighboring Syria is never very far away.
 
Jihadist Death Threats to British MP
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A pro-Israel British lawmaker has received death threats for daring to defend the Jewish State in an exchange with a pro-PA constituent.

 
Tales of Horror From Syrian Refugees
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Reaching Jordan, they can finally tell world about torture, abuse by regime.
 
French-Israeli Journalist: Paris, Rein in Muslims
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Toulouse-born Avraham Azoulai, editor-in-chief of Le P'tit Hebdo, a publication that caters to French speaking Jews worldwide, held a news conference Sunday, calling upon the French government to crack down on Muslim violence and on French media to stop demonizing Israel.
 
Egypt & Hamas: The Honeymoon That Wasn't
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The high hopes Gazas Hamas leaders had in the Egyptian revolution and the ouster of their old nemesis, Husni Mubarak, have been swallowed up by growing acrimony and traditional distrust.
 
Arms Appetite in Mideast, North Africa is Strong
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Middle East and North Africa countries increased their arms purchases by close to 14% in 2007- 2011, compared with the previous five-year period, with a big spurt in weapon buying last year.

 
Israel Will Rebuild Embassy in Argentina
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Israel will rebuild its embassy in Argentina during 2013, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said at a ceremony where the building once stood.

 
Syrian Leader Revives Father's Torture Techniques
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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has taken out the torture toolkit his father once employed as he engages in the most widespread and appalling abuses his country has suffered in decades in an effort to put down a year-old rebellion.
 
Oil and Education Don't Mix, OECD Finds
A paper by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows that students in resource-rich economies nearly always underperform their peers in countries where people have to study and work hard for a living.
 
Top US Danger Rating for Syrian Chemical-Biological Missiles
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US military officials said that contrary to the prevailing impression, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed not only their dispute over an attack on Iran at their White House meeting on March 5, but devoted considerable attention to the Syrian crisis.

 
Obama Rules Out Military Intervention in Syria
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Despite his strong words against Bashar Assads horrendous treatment of the opposition to his rule, US President Barack Obama Tuesday, Feb. 28, vetoed plans submitted to him last week for Western-Arab military intervention to stop it.

 
Nazi Hunter Beate Klarsfeld Eyes German Presidency
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Veteran Nazi hunter Beate Klarsfeld has jumped into the German political fray as an alternative candidate for president.

 
Lithuania and the Holocaust
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The assistance rendered by the Lithuanians was one of the reasons the German killing machine that operated in the country between 1941 and 1945 was so efficient. 95% of Lithuanian Jews were murdered.
 
Iran Launches Massive Air Defense Drill
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The Iranian Air Force began a massive 10-day aerial defense exercise on Tuesday, the quasi-official Fars news agency reported.

 
Frankfurt Terrorist Admits Murder of US Servicemen
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A Kosovo man told a German court he regrets murdering two US servicemen at Frankfurt airport and does not know why he did it.

 
Unified Forces Batter Qaddafi's Compound
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British, French, Jordanian and Qatari Special Operations forces spearheaded the rebel "killer strike" on Muammar Qaddafi's regime and Tripoli fortress at Bab al-Azaziya, Tripoli. This was the first time Western and Arab ground troops had fought together on the same battlefield.
 
Saif Al-Islam Qaddafi in Tripoli: We're Winning!
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In an extraordinary turnabout in the Tripoli standoff between West-backed Libyan rebels and Muammar Qaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam turned up with cheering crowds at the Rixos hotel early Tuesday, and told foreign reporters he was never captured as widely reported. "We are winning," he said.

 
Qaddafi's Son Leads Tanks Amidst Heavy Fighting
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Heavy fighting was raging Monday, Aug. 22, around Muammar Qaddafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli less than a day after Libyan rebels captured most of the capital unopposed and Muammar Qaddafi's regime in the capital was written off.

 
Hamas Praises New Egyptian Foreign Minister
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"We praise the positions of the new Foreign Minister of Egypt Nabil al-Arabi on the issue of the Gaza siege and his rejection of this unjust policy, as well as his position that damage was caused by the Camp David Accords," Hamas said in a recent statement.

 
UK Upgrades PA Status to Mission
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Britain will upgrade the status of the Palestinian delegation to the United Kingdom to a mission.
 
Iran's Gender Apartheid Against Women
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As anti-Zionists prepare for "Israel Apartheid Week," a new video documents Iranian mistreatment of women.
 
Egyptian Security Attacks Crowds with Swords
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Plainclothes security forces in Egypt slashed protesters with swords and attacked them with firebombs the past three days as the provisional military government faces the same demands that brought about Hosni Mubaraks downfall.
 
Arab League Rejects Foreign Intervention in Libya
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The Arab League has rejected all forms of foreign intervention in Libya, despite a passionate plea by the Libya's deputy ambassador to the UN himself, Ibrahim Dabbashi, appealing to the world body to "stop the bloodshed" in his homeland.
 
Iran Wants to be Center of New Middle East
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Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Politburo Chief General Yadollah Javani says that "Today the Islamic Revolution of the Iranian nation enjoys such a power, honor and respect in the world that all nations and governments wish to have such a ruling system."

 
US Repositions Forces Around Libya
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The US is repositioning its naval and air forces around Libya, Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan stated Monday, Feb. 28, indicating possible military steps to break the standoff between Gaddafi's army and rebel forces in the fighting for control of the towns commanding the roads to the capital Tripoli where Gaddafi is barricaded.

 
Israel Sends Earthquake Aid to Christchurch
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Israel agreed Sunday to send to send water purification equipment and temporary shelters to Christchurch, which was ravaged by an earthquake on Feb. 22. The official death toll has risen to 147, with more than 50 still missing.

 
Nuclear Site Identified in Syria
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A suspected nuclear site has been identified in Syria using commercial satellite photos. The report indicates that Syria's nuclear program was much more advanced than previously thought.
 
More Israelis Missing in Christchurch
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Up to four Israelis who were in Christchurch, New Zealand at the time remain missing and are feared dead.
 
Christchurch: Dozens Killed, Chabad House Destroyed
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An Israeli backpacker was among dozens killed in an earthquake that devastated the city of Christchurch, New Zealand . At least 65 people are reported dead and many buildings toppled, including the citys Chabad house, in Tuesday's temblor, which measured 6.8 on the Richter scale. Many more casualties are expected.
 
South Sudan Wants Ties with Israel
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South Sudan, which is expected to declare independence in July, has shown interest in forging diplomatic and economic ties with Israel.

 
Israeli Embassy in Oslo: Threat to Security?
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The city of Oslo, Norway, has ordered the Israeli embassy to relocate to a new site within a year. The embassy reportedly is a security threat to local residents and its stringent security measures disrupt their quality of life.

 
Lebanon: Alleged Israeli Spy Sentenced to Death
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Amin Ibrahim al-Baba was convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and providing the intelligence agency with information on the terrorist organization Hezbollah.
 
Hizbullah Helps Iran Suppress Protests
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More than 1,000 Hizbullah terrorist army fighters have joined a huge Iranian police deployment to crush wide-scale protests that have left at least two people dead and hundreds injured or arrested.
 
Day of Rage Continues in Libya
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Fourteen people have been shot to death in Libya during protests against Gaddafi after organizers declared a "Day of Rage" in Libya, with plans for protests in several major cities demanding the oust of the dictator.

 
Obama Calls for Freedom in Iran
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United States President Barack Obama expressed support Tuesday for protests in Iran, and called for Middle East leaders to listen to protesters' messages.
 
Greece-Israel Relations Improving
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The historic exchange of visits by the premiers of Israel and Greece is a sign of rapprochement between the two countries, Israeli Ambassador to Greece Arye Mekel said.
 
Iranians Riot in Support of Egypt
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Thousands of Iranians demonstrated in support of uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.
 
Gaddafi Tells Palestinians: Challenge Israel
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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called on Palestinians to mass on Israel's borders until their demands are met. "Fleets of boats should take Palestinians ... and wait by the Palestinian shores until the problem is resolved."
 
UN Agency Works on Campaign Glorifying Terrorist
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A television campaign airing in Arab countries to address women's issues, produced in cooperation with a United Nations agency, glorifies a female Palestinian terrorist.

 
Syria Unblocks Twitter, Facebook
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In what has been attributed to a reaction to the recent developments in Egypt, the Syrian regime has removed a five-year ban on social networking internet sites. These include Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and even Wikipedia in Arabic.
 
Brazil's Supreme Court Appoints Jew
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Brazil's highest court of justice will have its first Jewish member.
 
Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood
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The Brotherhood is the world's most influential Islamist organization, and Islamism, the radical ideology that seeks the submission of all people to Islamic law, is perhaps the most virulent antidemocratic force in the world today.

 
British PM Slams Radical Islam in EU Address
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British Prime Minister David Cameron upset Muslims with a sharp attack on his government's "passive" multicultural policies in relation to radical Islam and international terrorism.

 
Carter Sued Over Palestine Book
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Five readers have filed a class-action lawsuit against former President Jimmy Carter for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."
 
Belarus Dictatorship Threatened by Middle East Riots?
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Is it possible that the talk about democracy in Egypt and the Middle East has forced the United States and European Union to take action against Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, and referred to as "the last dictator in Europe?"
 
Ireland's Labour Party Looks to Israel
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One of the parties expected to form part of Ireland's next governing coalition is looking to Israel for economic inspiration.
 
Cyprus Recognizes PA State
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Cyprus has become the latest country to join the parade of nations proclaiming its recognition of a new Palestinian Authority 'state' along the 1949 Armistice Line, referred to by the PA and in the international community as the "1967 border."
 
Egypt Wants US Backing
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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has sent his defense minister Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi to Washington with an urgent request for US backing for his embattled regime against the street protest movement which gained in violence on its second day.

 
Russia Tightens Security After Bombing
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Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev criticized airport officials as having been "absolutely passive" about security, and called for "comprehensive security" instead.
 
Egyptian Protestors Want More Rallies
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Egyptian activists urged protestors to take to the streets for a second day of anti-government rallies.
 
Details Emerge on Security Lapse in Moscow
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Several security sources admitted that the special services had received a tip-off that a terrorist attack was about to take place a week in advance. Even the place was named.

 
Palestinian Papers & the British Press
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It seems that everyone from the British Foreign Office and the BBC to the European Commission and the continent's passionately anti-Israeli NGO community have been adopting a position which was significantly more uncompromising on "settlements" than the Palestinian leadership itself.
 
UK: No to Unilaterally Declared PA State
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A top British official said Thursday that Britain would not recognize a state declared unilaterally by the Palestinian Authority in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

 
Hariri Challenges Nasrallah in Government Bid
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Lebanon swerved closer to a factional conflagration Jan. 20, after Saad Hariri, whose coalition Hizballah toppled eight days ago, announced he would form a new government in defiance of the opposition.
 
Israeli and PA Olympians Meet in Switzerland
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After the Palestinians demanded that Israel be removed from the International Olympic Committee, a meeting was held where Israel offered help to the Palestinian athletes.
 
Racial Hatred Trial: Youtube Man Calls it "Kangaroo Court"
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The trial of a West Australian man who posted a video on YouTube accusing Judaism of being a "religion of racism, hate, homicide and ethnic cleansing" opened in Perth.
 
South Africa: Chief Rabbi Defends Tutu
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South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein has slammed a petition seeking the removal of Desmond Tutu as patron of two Holocaust centers in South Africa.
 
Medvedev Visits PA
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Highlighting the severe diplomatic damage caused by the ongoing strike in the Foreign Ministry, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev will visit the Palestinian Authority Tuesday morning after canceling his visit to Israel.
 
Israel Offers Help to Australia
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Israel has offered to help Australia as it continues to battle wild floods that have claimed the lives of at least 18 people.
 
Pope: Christians More Persecuted than Jews
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Jews, known for centuries as the most persecuted minority, have been replaced in this role by Christians, according to Pope Benedict XVI, who hinted that he was referring to the Islamic tidal wave that is sweeping the world.
 
LePen Leaves Party, Gives Anti-Semitic Speech
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Jean-Marie Le Pen, exiting leader of France's far-right National Front party, made a public anti-Semitic slur while handing over the party leadership to his daughter.
 
Guyana Recognizes Palestinian State
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Guyana became the seventh Latin American state in recent weeks to recognize a Palestinian state.
 
Brisbane Torah Scrolls Rescued
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Somehow, despite of the raging floods in Australia that have claimed the lives of 14 people, members of the 125-year-old Brisbane Hebrew Congregation managed to preserve their heritage in the face of the kind of disaster that had not hit the region since 1974.
 
More Jews Leave Belgium
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According to figures released by the Jewish Agency and published this past week on the FightHatred.com website, in 2010 there was an increase of 63 percent in the number of Belgian Jews who made aliyah to Israel.
 
Israel and Greece Establish Disaster Force
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Israel and Greece agreed to set up a regional force to deal with natural disasters following a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries.
 
Australians Evacuate Mass Areas
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Three-quarters of the state, an area larger than California and Texas, has been declared a disaster zone, with people describing it as the "worst natural disaster in our history." With dozens missing, Prime Minister Julia Gillard deployed the army to assist in the rescue efforts.
 
Israel Leases Firefighting Jets
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Israel will lease firefighting airplanes from Canada as it waits to purchase six new ones from the country at a cost of $200 million.
 
Giffords Breathing on Her Own
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Assassination target Rep. Gabrielle Giffords now is breathing on her own, defying almost all odds after Saturday's shooting attack that killed six.
 
UN Warms to Lebanon's Gas Demands
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After rejecting Lebanon's request to help it protect its rights in Israel's natural gas wells, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams said yesterday, "Lebanon has every right to benefit from any natural resources that may be found in the waters off its coast."
 
Iran Refers to Purim as "Iranian Massacre"
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Iranian authorities have downgraded the status of the Tomb of Esther and Mordechai the Jews, saying they've chosen to ignore, for the time being, "the responsibility of Esther and Mordechai for the massacre of 75,000 Iranians, which the Jews celebrate at Purim."
 
Chile Recognizes PA State
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Chile has become the sixth Latin American country in recent weeks to recognize a Palestinian state.
 
Passengers Stop Turkish Hijacker
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Drama unfolded aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo to Istanbul on Wednesday when a would-be hijacker tried to force his way into the cockpit of the plane, threatening to blow up the aircraft.
 
Jewish Group Unhappy with Glenn Beck
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Jewish Funds for Justice urged New York City-area radio stations not to pick up Glenn Beck's show after it was dropped by one station for low ratings.
 
NY Safety Inspectors Train to be Kosher
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New York safety inspectors will be trained to do the work of kosher inspectors, after budget cuts depleted the kosher division.
 
UK: 100,000 Converts to Islam
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UK citizens are increasingly interested in Islam, with the number of converts to Islam nearly doubling in 10 years. An estimated total of 100,000 have converted to Islam, 5,200 of them in 2010.
 
Feminism in Gaza: Women Suicide Bombers
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"Terrorist feminists" in Hamas-controlled Gaza are training to be suicide bombers and to shoot machine guns to kill Israelis. A CNN crew traveled blindfolded to a secret location to film the women.
 
Lebanon's Sea Border Delineation Request Denied
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The UN has turned down Lebanon's demand to intervene in delineating its sea border following Israel's discovery in the Mediterranean of the Leviathan gas well - billed as the world's biggest find in a decade.
 
Ahmadinejad Fires Advisers
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President Ahmadinejad sacked his 14 top advisers, breaking up the inner cabinet which virtually ran the country under his control. He now faces his second epic struggle to stay in power since the 2009 popular riots against his election.

 
Wikileaks and Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories
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WikiLeaks' release of thousands of classified diplomatic cables has caused a backlash of anti-Israel conspiracy theories, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
 
US Opposes Anti-Settlement Resolution
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The United States opposes efforts to pass an anti-settlement resolution in the United Nations Security Council. At the same time, the administration does "not accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity."
 
Obama Appoints Ambassador to Syria
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President Obama used a recess appointment to name an ambassador to Syria despite various objections.
 
Auschwitz Sign Thief Heads to Prison
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A Swedish neo-Nazi leader who organized the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from Auschwitz was sentenced to nearly three years in prison.
 
Durban III: Lines Are Drawn
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With last weeks U.N. vote to authorize Durban III, a U.N. General Assembly session planned to commemorate the original Durban conference, the battle lines again are being drawn. 33 countries abstained from the vote, while only 22 were against it.
 
Christian Persecution on Radar
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A recurrent theme of Christmas messages by senior church leaders was the beleaguered state of Christian communities in countries with Muslim majorities or Muslim populated regions.
 
Rice Cable: Israelis Destroyed Syrian Reactor
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A confidential memo from Condoleezza Rice to State Department representatives around the world confirmed that Israel destroyed a Syrian nuclear reactor, a cable leaked to WikiLeaks says.
 
US Official Admits Arms Reach Hezbollah
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Some of the American-funded weapons that are being supplied to Lebanon fall into the hands of Hizbullah, the outgoing US military attache in Israel, Col. Richard Burgess, has admitted.
 
Rothman to Sarkozy: Don't Sell Missiles to Lebanon
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U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman asked French President Nicolas Sarkozy not to sell anti-tank missiles to Lebanon.
 
Murdered Missionary to be Buried in US
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Christian missionary Kristine Luken, who was murdered in an Arab terrorist attack Saturday, will be buried in the United States.
 
Tea Party's Lee Meets with Netanyahu
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Mike Lee, Utah's senator-elect and among the most prominent of Tea Party conservatives, met in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
 
Jews Praise DADT Repeal
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Jewish groups praised the U.S. Senate's passage of a law allowing gays to serve openly in the military and lamented its failure to legalize undocumented migrants who arrived as minors.
 
France Reassures Jews Regarding Iran
The French Minister of State and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs promised the annual European Jewish Congress conference that France "will take a strong stance against Iran."
 
Israeli Flag Represents in Dubai
Israel's flag flew for the first time at a pool in Dubai on Tuesday afternoon as the national swim team representing the Jewish State arrived for the opening of a worldwide competition.
 
President Medvedev to Visit Israel
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's first visit to Israel in mid-January is intended to signify a major switch in Kremlin Middle East policy to warmer relations with Israel and correspondingly less intense ties with Iran.
 
Obama Talks Iran
President Obama emphasized containing Iran's nuclear ambitions in a meeting with envoys to the United Nations Security Council.
 
Iran Blames CIA, Mossad, MI6
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US, British and Israeli secret services are getting set for Iran to retaliate for the attacks of which they are accused on its top nuclear physicists.
 
Israel Sends Aid Delegation to Columbia
The Israel Defense Forces and Israel's Ministry of Defense sent the delegation on Sunday to provide medical care and services to victims of the intense floods and mudslides that struck Colombia.
 
Madoff's Son Hangs Himself
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The eldest son of convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff killed himself in a Manhattan apartment early on Saturday morning.
 
UK to Provide Extra Security for Jewish Schools
Britain's government will fund extra security for Jewish schools. The new funds, for security personnel, will be in addition to the security measures already supplied to government-funded parochial schools.
 
House Approved Funding Bill Includes Iron Dome
The U.S. House of Representatives included missile defense assistance for Israel in a massive funding bill.
 
U.S. House Mourns Israel Fire Victims
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously mourned the loss of life in Israel's worst ever forest fire and pledged to support assistance.
 
Julian Assange Arrested, Will Fight Extradition
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One of the most wanted men on two continents, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by British police, at the request of Swedish authorities, who issued an international arrest warrant for him.
 
WikiLeaks: Saudis are Main Terror Funders
In their communiques to the State Department, U.S. embassies in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states describe a situation in which wealthy private donors, often openly, lavishly support the same groups against whom Saudi Arabia claims to be fighting.
 
Iran: Weeks Away From Weapons-Grade Uranium
Production of Iran's first batch of uranium yellowcake marked just one of Tehran's two nuclear leaps forward ahead of the resumption of its nuclear talks.
 
Iran: New Unit Will Protect Nuclear Scientists
A special unit for giving nuclear scientists and their families with the same level of security as heads of the regime is being set up by Iran's Intelligence Ministry. the Revolutionary Guards and Al Qods Brigades.
 
Israel, US Blast Brazil for Recognizing PA as State
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The United States and Israel both blasted Brazil after Friday's announcement of formal recognition of the Palestinian Authority as a new independent Arab country.
 
Australia Offers Help to Israel
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Australia offered to assist Israel in the wake of the devastating fires that have claimed at least 42 lives.
 
Hamas: Peace With Referendum
Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas government prime minister, said on Wednesday that the terrorist group would respect any peace deal reached between Israel and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, provided it is approved in a global Palestinian referendum, the Associated Press reported.
 
Terrorist's Home Won't be Razed
Ghassan Abu-Tir perpetrated Jerusalem's second tractor-terrorist attack two years ago, wounding 24 people before being shot and killed by a passerby. Soon afterwards, Israel's Security Agency submitted a request for court permission to raze the home of the terrorist. The demolition order has now been rescinded after his family's appeal.
 
More Attacks at Indiana U
In the wake of attacks on two Indiana University Jewish centers, there have been three more attacks on campus - Jewish targets, including desecrating holy texts.
 
Wikileaks Exposure Demands Policy Change
An expert on U.S. matters and former advisor in the offices of the Prime Minister, Defense Minister and Foreign Minister, said: "The publications weaken the United States and a weak United States is not a good thing for Israel."
 
Erdogan Plans Gaza Visit
Senior Hamas member Said Shaat announced that Hamas-run Gaza is expecting visits in 2011 from several international leaders, including Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
 
Canada Boycotts UN Conference: Cites Anti-Semitism
Canada will boycott the third U.N conference against racism, because of racism. "Canada will not participate in this charade. Canada is clearly committed to the fight against racism, but the Durban process commemorates an agenda that actually promotes racism rather than combats it."
 
Nuclear Scientist Killed in Iran: Iran Accuses US, Zionists
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Two explosions in Tehran Monday morning killed one nuclear scientist and seriously wounded another. Both were university lecturers and worked on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
 
Jewish Woman Appointed to Bahrain Council
Nancy Khadhori, who has written extensively about Bahrain's Jewish community, was appointed to the Shura, or consultative council, the upper house of the Arab country's national assembly.
 
Turkey Will Not Sell Land to Israelis
New Turkish land laws bans the sale of land parcels in Turkey to Israeli or Greek citizens.
 
Stuxnet Knocks Iran Out... Again
Despite Iranian claims in October that their nuclear systems were cleansed of the Stuxnet virus, intelligence and Iranian sources confirm that the invasive malworm is still making trouble.
 
Norway: Soccer Coach Joins Elite Israel Boycott
Norway's elite now has attracted its national soccer coach to call for a boycott. Signing a petition accusing Israel of apartheid, the national coach stated that boycotting Israel was "in line with what 90 percent of the world's population believes. There cannot be many other opinions."
 
Ground Zero Mosque Wants US Funds
Opponents to the construction of the Ground Zero Mosque have renewed their protests after discovering the developers are seeking federal funds for the project.
 
US Condemns North Korea Attack
Washington roundly condemned the North Korean Nov. 23 artillery attack on the populated South Korean island of Yeonpyeong on the Yellow Sea border, calling on North Korea to halt its belligerent action and abide by the terms of the 1953 armistice agreement.
 
British Schools Teach Antisemitism, Homophobia
British schools islamic rules
A BBC program reported that children in Britain are being taught in a Saudi national curriculum on the weekends to hate Jews, Israelis and homosexuals. Textbooks advocate execution for gays, and teaches that Jews are transformed to pigs and apes.
 
US Withholds Support for PA
Behind the scenes, the US continues to thwart symbolic efforts to gain national status for the Palestinian Authority.
 
Protest Closes London Ahava Store
An Ahava store in London was forced to close again after pro-Palestinian activists blocked the entrance.
 
Suspicious Device Found on Munich-Bound Flight
The Namibian police evacuated 300 passengers from the incoming Munich-bound Air Berlin flight after finding bomb components in a suitcase at Windhoek airport on Wednesday,the day after Germany was warned by US intelligence that Al Qaeda cells were planning to land in Germany and the UK from India and Pakistan.

 
Ayalon Lays Wreath at Hiroshima
Deputy Foreign Minister on Wednesday became the highest level Israeli official ever to lay a wreath at the Hiroshima memorial, in memory of the victims of the nuclear bomb that was detonated over the city in World War II.
 
Photographer Presents Anti-Israel Art in Paris
Kai Wiedenhofer
The exhibition depicts PA Arab residents of Gaza who were mutilated during Israel's three-week counter terrorism Operation Cast Lead war against the region's Hamas terrorist rulers in the winter of 2008-2009.
 
PA Claims it Stopped Hamas Attack
The Palestinian Authority says it broke up a Hamas cell planning to kill a PA official, kidnap Israelis living in Judea and Samaria and attack Jerusalem with suicide attacks.
 
Muslims Mob Christians Over Romance
Muslim-Christian tensions broke out in Egypt, where a Muslim mob stormed a Christian neighborhood in the mixed city of Abu Tesht and set fire to several homes following rumors that a Christian man was romantically involved with a young Muslim woman.
 
Greek Captain: Activists Tried to Hijack Flotilla
StrofaDES Gaza flotilla
Greek shipping workers accused of kidnapping foreigners headed for Gaza told their side of the story Sunday, accusing the activists of attempting to hijack their vessel. The activists had stormed onto the deck of the Strofades IV in Libya's Derna port, and demanded to go to Egypt and then Gaza.
 
Turkish President: 'Jews Pray For Me!'
Abdullah Gul - Jews pray for me
Turkish President Abdullah Gul is confident that his country's Jews pray for him every week - every Sabbath, in fact.
 
Obama in Keffiyeh Poster Sold in Gaza Strip
A poster recently produced by Hamas and which is being sold in the Gaza Strip, depicts Obama wearing a kaffiyeh, the traditional Muslim head covering. The text under the photo reads in English: 'Abu Hussain! Palestine loves you!!!'
 
Egypt Stops Attack on Israelis
Egypt arrested a terror cell planning an attack on Israeli tourists in Sinai, the Ma'an Palestinian news agency reported.
 
Glenn Beck and the Soros Controversy
glenn beck george soros antisemitic
Jewish leaders expressed outrage at an attack by Glenn Beck on George Soros' World War II childhood. "No one who truly understands the sensitivity and sacred nature of the Holocaust would deliberately and grotesquely mischaracterize the experience of a 13 year old Jew in Nazi-occupied Hungary."
 
Iran Loses Spot on Women's Equality Board
Iran has failed to gain a foothold on the board of the new United Nations super agency for women's issues.
 
Israel: Renewable Energy Leader?
Israel is poised to be a leader in developing solar energy and other renewable energy sources, a leader in the energy arena said while visiting the Jewish state.
 
PA Student Arrested for Blogging
A 25-year-old Palestinian Authority university student who blogs in his spare time was arrested by PA security forces for upsetting his Muslim readers on Facebook.

 
Kerry Tells Turkey to Make Nice with Israel
U.S. Sen. John Kerry said Turkey must take steps to improve frayed relations with Israel if it is to play a role in brokering regional peace.
 
Israeli Tour Guides Allowed in Bethlehem
Fifty Israeli tour guides and drivers were allowed to guide tourists in Bethlehem and Jericho for the first time since 2000.
 
Ban Ki-Moon Concerned Over Jerusalem Building
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is concerned over Israel's plans to build hundreds of housing units in eastern Jerusalem.
 
Westerwelle Visits Gaza, Ignores Hamas
Germany's foreign minister called on Israel to lift the blockade of Gaza and refused to meet with Hamas officials on a visit to the coastal strip.
 
New Mall for Gaza
Hamas has announced that a new mall will be built in the Gaza Strip. The 44-acre mall will be located in Gaza City and will be the largest shopping center in the Strip.
 
Clinton Speaks at Rabin Memorial
The former president warned that Israel will need friends in the region for a future when attacks from Gaza are conducted not with crude, inaccurate rockets but with rockets that inevitably will make use of technological advances to stage GPS-like precision attacks.

 
Bomb Defused 17 Minutes Before Explosion
The delicate process of defusing a bomb cannot be rushed - and in the case of two Chicago synagogues, that meant only 17 minutes stood between the sapper and one massive explosion.
 
Jewish Aid Flotilla For Hevron in NYC
The Jewish answer to the pro-Palestinian Gaza flotillas: An aid flotilla, docked in New York City, held an event to honor Jewish life in the so-called West Bank. "We have decided to send our own flotilla, which will support peace and life."
 
Israel Ready to Export Tank
For the first time, Israel will offer the Merkava Mark 4 tank and the Tiger APC for sale. Both will be sold only to friendly countries, and under strict supervision.
 
Ramallah Opens 5 Star Hotel, Blames Israel for Ice Cream Shortage
The city of Ramallah, less than half an hour north of Jerusalem, saw the opening this week of its first five-star luxury hotel, despite Palestinian Authority claims that Israel is strangling the local economy. The hotel cost $40 million to build.
 
Jewish Leader Apologizes for Porn Charge
Bill Surkish, Jewish leader downloaded porn
A leading figure in Montreal's Jewish community says he is ashamed and sorry that he downloaded pornographic images onto his computer.
 
Jewish Conservative Movement Goes Green
The Conservative movement has launched a movement-wide environmental initiative, the Sustainable Synagogues Initiative. The project seeks to provide resources to encourage Conservative institutions to adopt 'green' policies.
 
No Suspects in Turkey Bombing
32 people were injured on Sunday morning when a bomb went off in a main square in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish officials suspect that the attack may have been carried out by Kurdish rebels.
 
PA to UN: Force Israel to Freeze
The Palestinian Authority plans to ask the United Nations to force Israel into renewing a freeze on Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria.
 
Iran Eager for Egypt's Support
Iran has offered to hand over 13 long wanted Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorists in return for Cairo's support for installing Shiite Nuri al-Maliki as Iraqi prime minister and helping to find a way out of the impasse over the Hizballah's indictment for the Hariri assassination.
 
Vatican Responds to Synod Comments
The Catholic Church recieved much condemnation after Bishop Bustros stated that Jews are no longer the chosen people, now the Vatican's chief spokesman responds to the criticism.
 
Anti-Bullying Legislation WIll Help Jews
New federal anti-bullying guidelines for U.S. educators will increase the protection of Jewish students from anti-Semitism.
 
German Foreign Ministry Helped Plan Holocaust
Germany's Foreign Ministry was deeply involved in planning and carrying out the Holocaust, a new study about the wartime history of the ministry reveals.
 
PA to Restore Nativity Church
The Palestinian Authority has announced plans to conduct a restoration project at the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, which its own terrorists damaged eight years ago. Officials hope to get donations from European countries and the Arab world for the project.
 
Christian Response to Synod Statements
"They have been the 'chosen people' since the time of Abraham: they are now the 'chosen people' and they will always be the 'chosen people'."
 
US Jews Going Right Wing
According to former senior White House aide and White House Jewish Liaison Tevi Troy, despite the assumption that Jewish citizens of the United States traditionally vote for Democrats, there is a shift in the Jewish vote taking place at the state level.
 
Viva Palestina Enters Gaza
The Viva Palestina convoy of nearly 140 vehicles, $5 million in aid and 370 passengers from 30 countries, entered Gaza through the Rafah crossing on Thursday afternoon. The convoy reportedly was carrying school and medical supplies.
 
Arab Emirates: Beat Wives in Moderation
A court in the United Arab Emirates has convicted a Muslim man for having gone a little too far in beating his wife and 23-year-old daughter because the punishment 'left marks.'

 
Orthodox Jews Fight Muslim Veil Ban
Quebec's Orthodox Jewish community is fighting a bill that would ban women from wearing a Muslim face veil when receiving government services.
 
Campaign for Jewish Genetic Screenings
A campaign is being launched to help New York rabbis encourage couples to perform screenings for Jewish genetic diseases before pregnancy.

 
JDC Joins UNICEF for Haiti Relief
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is partnering with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help children in Haiti as the island country recovers from last winter's devastating earthquake.
 
U.S. Counterterrorism Specialists Visit Israel
A delegation of senior U.S. counterterrorism specialists visited the police command center in Tel Aviv and received an in-depth overview of the challenges that Israeli police encounter in dealing with terrorism.
 
US Deploys Second Air Carrier in Persian Gulf
The United States has posted a second aircraft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln, in the Persian Gulf and northern Arabian Sea. It has 60 warplanes.
 
Israel and Greece Sign Aviation Treaty
Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas was in Israel this week to meet with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and sign the agreement. Greece stated that there was no competition between its ties to Israel and its relationship to Turkey.
 
Would-Be Shul Bombers Convicted
Four men caught in an FBI sting operation were convicted of plotting to blow up synagogues in New York City.
 
King Mohammed VI Snubs Peres
Moroccan King Mohammed VI says President Shimon Peres is a welcome friend - but some other time, and hints that Peres would be more welcome if Israel agrees to freeze building for Jews.
 
Haifa Residents More Likely to Get Cancer
The Knesset Committee on Environment has received data that suggests that Haifa residents are 30 percent more likely to suffer from the disease than the average Israeli.

 
Israelis Found Dead in Mexico City
An Israeli man and his daughter were found dead in their home in Mexico City amid signs of violence.
 
Carter No-Show in Gaza
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter inexplicably proved to be a last-minute 'no show' at the last minute in Gaza, bowing out of a tour with three representatives of a group calling itself the global Elders.
 
Israel Sells Spy Drones to Russia
Israel has agreed to sell spy drones to Russia in a $400 million deal.

 
Finnish President Plants Tree in Israel
Tarja Halonen, the president of Finland, found a physical way to express her desire for peace and her support for ecological development - by planting an olive tree in the Jerusalem Forest.

 
PA Will Consider Jewish State in Old Borders
The Palestinian Authority said it might satisfy Israel's demand to be recognized as a Jewish State on condition that Jerusalem returns to the borders that existed from the time of the 1949 Armistice agreement until prior to the start of the Six-Day War in 1967.

 
Hamas Shuts Down Arab Media
Hamas forces in Gaza raided the offices of the Palestinian Journalists' Union, effectively closing down the organization on Tuesday.

 
Chinese War Planes Debut in Turkey, Iran
The Turkish Air Force conducted its regular annual Anatolian Eagle exercise, this time without US and Israeli participation. Israel was not invited and America opted out. However, their place was taken by Chinese Sukhoi Su-27 and Mig-29 warplanes making their first appearance.

 
PA Plans Jericho International Airport
The Palestinian Authority is hoping to build a sparkling new four-square-kilometer international airport in Jericho, despite the fact that the site is categorized as Area C- under total Israeli control.

 
Pope's Anti-Terrorism Meeting Blasts Israel
Pope Benedict XVI convened a synod (meeting) of Middle Eastern bishops to discuss the attacks on the Catholic church in Muslim lands. However, the bishops have been talking more against Israel than about Muslim aggression against Catholics.

 
Lieberman to Europe: Solve Your Own Problems
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is under fire for telling his Spanish and French counterparts to solve their own problems before telling Israel what to do.

 
Iran May Have Executed Nuclear Staffers
Intelligence sources report information reaching the West in the past week that Iran has put to death a number of atomic scientists and technicians suspected of helping plant the Stuxnet virus in its nuclear program.

 
LA Man Survives in Desert for 6 Days
Ed Rosenthal of Los Angeles shocked rescuers last week when he was found alive after six days in the desert with little food or water. He recalls reciting the 'Shema' and tells reporters: "God is real."

 







 




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