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Hamas Blackmail, Media Silence by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  apartheid, double standards, Human Rights, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 9, 2018 Hamas’s strategy is to remain in power forever; to achieve that goal, it is prepared to do anything. Hamas has always acted out of its own narrow interests while holding the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip hostage to its extremist ideology and repressive regime. “Those who claim to be confronting Israel are […]

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Egypt Is Winning Battle Against Islamic State in Sinai – For Now – Avi Issacharoff (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  double standards, hypocricy, media bias, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 27, 2018 Egypt Is Winning Battle Against Islamic State in Sinai – For Now – Avi Issacharoff Egyptian Rafah, bordering Gaza, was a city with thousands of houses and tens of thousands of residents. It has been wiped off the face of the earth as part of the Egyptian army’s campaign to remove homes from […]

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“It Was Like a War against the Church” – Muslim Persecution of Christians, December 2017, by Raymond Ibrahim (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  Human Rights, incitement, International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July22, 2018 According to the well-known Conditions of Omar, which are believed to have been promulgated by the second caliph of the same name, churches may not have bells or visible crosses. “The attack on Christians was simply because of the pariah status they have in Pakistan…. A consequence of years of hate ideology having been […]

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Egypt Tries To Reconcile ‘Coptic’ Churches To Non-Existence by Raymond Ibrahim (M.E. Forum)

By   /  June 28, 2018  /  dhimmitude, International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 16, 2018 From attacks by Muslim mobs to closures by Muslim authorities, the lamentable plight of Coptic Christian churches in Egypt always follows a pattern, one that is unwaveringly only too typical. Thus, last April 14, a Muslim mob—predictably riled by the previous day’s Friday mosque sermons—attacked the church of the Holy Virgin and Pope Kyrillos in […]

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Why Abbas Refuses to Ease Sanctions on Gaza, by Yoni Ben Menachem (JNS via Algemeiner)

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 14, 2018 The two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip are paying the price for the political rivalry between Fatah and Hamas. This week, the Israeli government’s Security Cabinet decided not to make any further humanitarian concessions to Gaza as long as Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas stands firm in his refusal to remove […]

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Of course storming the border with Israel is an act of war. Just ask Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon – and Hamas (EoZ)

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  History, hypocricy, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 11, 2018 The current “Great Return March” is not the first attempt by Palestinians to “return” to Israel by pretending to peacefully march through the Israeli borders. In 2011, there were two sets of similar demonstrations or attempts, in May and June for Nakba Day and Naksa Day.  Arabs of Palestinian descent attempted to walk into […]

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Egypt rebukes Hamas leader over deaths in Gaza border ‎riots, by Daniel Siryoti, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff (Israel Hayom)

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

May 16, 2018 Ismail Haniyeh is summoned urgently to Cairo by Egypt’s intelligence chief, told to halt riot campaign on Israel-Gaza border • Official: Haniyeh “told, in no uncertain terms, that the blood of the dead was on his hands” and “history won’t forgive Hamas.” Click here for full article

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“Why Do They Think Islam Is a Religion of Peace?”, by Raymond Ibrahim (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Apr. 15, 2018 Muslim Persecution of Christians: October 2017 Three Muslim men kidnapped a 12-year-old Christian girl, gang-raped, and sadistically tortured her, including burning her body with cigarettes. When her mother of went to police the same day, they refused to start a criminal investigation or even to file a complaint. — Pakistan. “These attacks […]

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The pope and the imam by Clifford D. May (Israel Hayom)

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  Human Rights, International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism  /  No Comments

The pope and the imam  by  Clifford D. May, Mar. 16, 2018   Recent conversations I had in Egypt with the Coptic Christian pope and the grand imam of Al-Azhar mosque and university left me mostly hopeful. In the Middle East these days, that’s worth reporting.   Click here for article  

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Israel and the Palestinians, by Michael Wilner (J. Post via HonestReporting)

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 13, 2018 • While Palestinians boycotted the White House gathering for assisting Gaza, Israeli officials found themselves directly discussing the situation with their counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, the Jerusalem Postexplains the significance: The summit on Gaza, called by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser on […]

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