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Israel’s Iron Dome Is Not a Full Solution to Hamas Rocket Fire – Moshe Arens (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Nov. 20, 2018 Israel’s Iron Dome Is Not a Full Solution to Hamas Rocket Fire – Moshe Arens (Ha’aretz)   The development of the Iron Dome system for the interception of short-range rockets and some mortar rounds is a great technological achievement that was for many years considered to be beyond engineering capability. But it is […]

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A Ceasefire in Gaza – Editorial (Weekly Standard via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 14, 2018 A Ceasefire in Gaza – Editorial (Weekly Standard) For Israel to rely solely on its Iron Dome to intercept rockets is to normalize the terror coming from Gaza. The missile defense system has an 86% rate of efficacy, but rockets still make it through and kill and wound civilians. In Israeli towns like […]

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Hizbullah Has More Firepower than 95 Percent of World’s Armies – Sean Savage (JNS VIA Daily Alert)

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 9, 2018 Hizbullah Has More Firepower than 95 Percent of World’s Armies – Sean Savage (JNS) According to a new report from the Jewish Institute for National Security of America’s (JINSA) Hybrid Warfare Task force, “Hizbullah possesses more firepower than 95% of the world’s conventional militaries, and more rockets and missiles than all European NATO members combined.” […]

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Palestinian Threats to Arab Normalization with Israel – Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst. via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Nov. 7, 2018 Palestinian Threats to Arab Normalization with Israel – Khaled Abu Toameh When it comes to Israel, one would be hard-pressed to distinguish between Fatah and Hamas. The daily statements condemning Israel that are issued separately by Hamas and Fatah sound almost identical. These daily attacks have radicalized Palestinians to a point where many […]

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Jerusalem Arabs Continued Their Boycott of City Elections – Adam Rasgon (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 7, 2018 Jerusalem Arabs Continued Their Boycott of City Elections – Adam Rasgon The sole all-Arab list that ran in last Tuesday’s Jerusalem municipal elections failed to win a seat on the city council, according to results posted on the Jerusalem Municipality’s website. Ramadan Dabash’s list received 3,001 votes, 1.2% of the total, while about […]

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Imagining Israeli-Palestinian Peace – Clifford D. May (Washington Times via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 2, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 2, 2018 Imagining Israeli-Palestinian Peace – Clifford D. May The Palestinians have been offered a state of their own on several occasions. But, in exchange, they’d have to agree to end their conflict with Israel, negotiate borders and security issues, and embrace peaceful coexistence with their Jewish neighbors. Hamas, which rules Gaza, has said clearly […]

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In Gaza, tire shortage hits motorists but not protesters (TOI via Israel Project’s Daily Tip)

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 1, 2018 Despite Israeli-Egyptian import ban, border rioters rely on seemingly endless supply of old, discarded tires — while drivers have to resort to creative alternatives Click here for full article

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After Netanyahu’s Visit to Oman – Abdulrahman al-Rashed (Al Arabiya via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 29, 2018 After Netanyahu’s Visit to Oman – Abdulrahman al-Rashed (Al Arabiya) The nonchalant reactions of the Arab public and media over the Omani announcement that they received Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Muscat, Oman’s port capital, illustrates how much the region has changed from the past. The non-pragmatic way of dealing with the […]

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Israel: There Is No Popular Protest in Gaza, Hamas Brings in Rioters on Buses – Judah Ari Gross (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Oct. 26, 2018 Israel: There Is No Popular Protest in Gaza, Hamas Brings in Rioters on Buses – Judah Ari Gross Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Friday said he was “hopeful” that Gaza would be calm over the coming weekend, without clashes between Palestinians and Israeli troops. “Yesterday and today, Qatari fuel trucks entered [Gaza], […]

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Liberation, Not Colonization, Motivated the Creation of the Jewish State by Douglas Feith (Tablet via Mosaic)

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  History, Human Rights, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 26, 2018 According to a common anti-Zionist refrain, Great Britain stole the land of Israel from the Palestinian Arabs and then, without permission, gave it to the Jews—blatantly disregarding Arab interests and national aspirations. But, writes Douglas Feith, the reality was very different: The Balfour Declaration, like Israel’s recent nation-state law, distinguished between a people’s […]

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