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The American ‘Zionist’ assault on Israel, by Daniel Gordis (TOI)

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  double standards, friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 8, 2019 Less hubris and more interest in why Israelis think what they do would go a long way to helping this relationship survive Click here for excellent article

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Western Media Ignore Palestinian Tragedy in Syria – Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Institute via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  double standards, Human Rights, hypocricy, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 10, 2018 Western Media Ignore Palestinian Tragedy in Syria – Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Institute) The latest reports from Syria reveal that 82 Palestinians died as a result of brutal torture in prisons run by the Syrian government in 2018. Some 556 Palestinians have been tortured to death in Syrian prisons in the past few […]

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The UK and EU Build an Illegal Road on an IDF Training Ground – Naomi Kahn (JNS)

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Jan. 10, 2019 The UK and EU Build an Illegal Road on an IDF Training Ground – Naomi Kahn The British government and the EU are paving an illegal road on land in IDF Firing Zone 917, an army training ground in the southern Hebron Hills. The signs along the route leave no room for doubt: […]

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 Israeli Arab Activist: Israel Is My Country and I Am Proud of It…runs in Likud party’s primaries (summaries of 2 articles by Daily Alert)

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Jan. 10, 2019 Muslim Arab Woman Competing in Likud Party Primaries(Times of Israel) Dima Tayeh, from Kafr Manda in the Galilee, made headlines on Tuesday when she told Hadashot TV she was running in the Likud party’s primaries. “There is no other country in the Middle East that respects its citizens and gives them as much equality […]

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Summaries of 2 articles on Iran’s economy & military spending, by Daily Alert, with links

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 10, 2019 New Iranian Draft Budget Slashes Military Spending – Saeed Ghasseminejad and Tzvi Kahn Iran’s military spending will significantly decrease, according to a draft 2019-2020 budget that President Rouhani submitted to parliament in December. The new figures suggest that reimposed U.S. sanctions have forced Tehran to prioritize its stability over its expansionary ambitions. (Foundation […]

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The Turks are Coming – to Syria By Dr. Mordechai Kedar (INN via Breaking Israel News)

By   /  January 8, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 8, 2019 Anyone following Turkish media cannot help seeing the long lines of military transport vehicles – tanks, artillery, troop carriers and auxiliary vehicles – making their way south towards the Turkish-Syrian border. The Turks have no plans to attack Syria – their objective is to nip in the bud Syrian Kurd aspirations to establish […]

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We in the West Expect Almost Nothing of the Palestinians – Stephen Daisley (Spectator-UK via Daily Alert)

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Jan. 8, 2019 We in the West Expect Almost Nothing of the Palestinians – Stephen Daisley (Spectator-UK) This is a story about two people going to jail and the countries sending them there. Both are Palestinians and were sentenced on Monday in courts. Jamil Tamimi was sentenced at Jerusalem district court in Israel for the murder […]

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The Palestinians’ Uncivil War by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 7, 2019 The biggest losers from this internal bloodletting are the Palestinians living under these leaders in the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas-ruled Gaza. The dispute between Hamas and Fatah is not over who will bring democracy and a better economy to the Palestinians. They are not fighting over who will improve the living […]

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Israel Will Continue to Act Against Iran in Syria with U.S. Support – Michael Doran (Mosaic via Daily Alert)

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Jan. 7, 2019 Israel Will Continue to Act Against Iran in Syria with U.S. Support – Michael Doran (Mosaic) The American presence in Syria had formed the primary obstacle in the way of Iran’s completing an unbroken corridor of political influence from Tehran to Beirut on the Mediterranean shore. With only 2,000 soldiers, the U.S. was […]

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The Muslim Brotherhood Debate and Mubarak’s 2018 Court Testimony in Egypt – Amb. Dore Gold (JCPA via Daily Alert)

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Jan. 7, 2019 The Muslim Brotherhood Debate and Mubarak’s 2018 Court Testimony in Egypt – Amb. Dore Gold The Muslim Brotherhood, which began in Egypt in 1928, has evolved to become a global network with branches in 70 countries. Since 9/11, a global debate has raged over whether the Muslim Brotherhood was a dangerous Islamist terror […]

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