Friday, August 31, 2012


* Ya'alon: US is undermining military threat against Iran Vice Premier Moshe Ya'alon said on Friday he feared Iran did not believe it faced a real military threat from the outside world because of mixed messages from foreign powers.

* 'PM tells US 'time has run out' on Iran diplomacy' Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu got into a diplomatic shouting match with US Ambassador Dan Shapiro over US President Barack Obama's handling of Iran's nuclear program.

* 'The Guns of October': Report forecasts Gulf war by late 2012 The United States could become involved in a major war in the Gulf in 2012.

* Bolton to Israel: Attack, It's Your Right Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, said in an interview published Friday that he does not believe President Barack Obama will order an attack on Iran.

* Romney: Obama threw Israel under the bus Mitt Romney slammed US President Barack Obama's treatment of Israel and Iran.

* Islamists laying groundwork for West Bank coup The Islamist opposition has been quietly preparing to seize power in the West Bank.

* PM to 'speak the truth' on Iran in UN speech Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced he would respond at the UN General Assembly next month.

* PA's Abbas to delay pursuit of UN statehood Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not ask the UN General Assembly to recognize a Palestinian state next month.

* Israel developing micro-satellite launched by air-to-air missile Israel plans to approve a design for its first micro-satellite that could be launched from aircraft.

* Germany's competing visions of Europe No doubt fed up of being cast as the eurozone's pantomime villainess once again, this time Angela Merkel got her rebuttal in first.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


* Iran summit stumbles on nuclear, Syria criticism A showpiece summit hosted by Iran stumbled as soon as it opened on Thursday.

* IAEA: Iran has doubled underground nuclear capacity Iran has doubled the number of uranium- enrichment centrifuges it has in an underground bunker.

* Israeli attack on Iran 'would not stop nuclear program' An Israeli attack on Iran would delay but probably not stop its nuclear program, the most senior US military officer has claimed.

* The NAM meeting's chilling message When Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy blasted Syria's government at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Conference in Tehran on Thursday, his comments prompted Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem to storm out.

* Mitt Romney to use RNC speech to address Mormonism and Bain Capital Mitt Romney will use his primetime speech at the Republican national convention on Thursday night to address the biggest of his perceived weaknesses: his Mormon religion and his record as chief executive of Bain Capital.

* Iranian Supreme Leader: Israelis are 'Ferocious Zionist Wolves' In yet another outrageously anti-Semitic speech, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaking Thursday at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, called Israelis "ferocious Zionist wolves".

* Egyptian leader stuns Iran with plea to back Syrian rebels Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi has said that the "oppressive" Syrian regime had lost all legitimacy.

* France and Germany moving towards closer political union Last year Germany went out on a limb by calling for political union in Europe.

* China urges Germany and France to solve euro-crisis Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on Thursday (30 August) offered vague promises to buy bonds from troubled euro-countries.

* Supermassive black holes and hot galaxies in giant haul A space telescope has added to its list of spectacular finds, spotting millions of supermassive black holes and blisteringly hot, "extreme" galaxies.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


* Syrian Rebels Claim to Take Over Chemical Weapons The Supreme Military Council of the Syrian rebels released on a statement on Tuesday which said that the rebel forces took control of an army missile base in Damascus.

* How Iran could get carte blanche in the Middle East - without a nuclear weapon A cyber attack earlier this month highlighted the vulnerability of the Saudi oil industry, on which so much of the world depends.

* Egypt troops step up campaign against Sinai militants Egyptian security forces have killed 11 militants since launching an offensive in the Sinai peninsula earlier this month, the defence ministry has said.

* Gov't Archives Reveal Germans Turned Backs on Munich Victims Germany did not even make a "minimal effort" to save the lives of 11 Israeli athletes massacred by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.

* US 'Responds' to Iran with Second Warship in Gulf "When the world calls, we have to respond," U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told sailors before a second American aircraft carrier headed for the Persian Gulf this week.

* New Site Brings Zionism to the YouTube Generation Many people who love Israel freely use the term "Zionist" to describe themselves. But how many know what Zionism is really all about?

* Turkish military a key player in Western response to Syrian civil war In 2003, Turkey barred US forces from opening a northern front in the war against Iraq in a stunning rebuff to Washington.

* Abbas arrives in Tehran to promote statehood bid Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Tehran Wednesday to attend the Non-Aligned Movement conference.

* France opens murder inquiry into Yasser Arafat's death French prosecutors have opened a murder inquiry into the death of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Paris in 2004.

* Gravity waves spotted from white-dwarf pair Researchers have spotted visible-light evidence for one of astronomy's most elusive targets - gravity waves - in the orbit of a pair of dead stars.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


* 'The Government Doesn't Care About the Temple Mount' The government of Israel does not care about the Temple Mount, attorney Yisrael Caspi alleged Tuesday during a meeting of the State Control Committee.

* Liberman invites Morsi to visit Jerusalem if he is 'serious' about peace Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman expressed hopes Tuesday that new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi would visit Israel.

* Yasser Arafat: France 'opens murder inquiry' His family launched a case last month over claims that he was poisoned with polonium-210, a radioactive element.

* The most fateful decision of all Hear that frantic whispering noise beneath the hum of the air-conditioners in this sweltering Israeli summer? That's the sound of many Israeli insiders repeating over and over and over: Don't do it. Don't do it. Don't do it..

* DNC Proceeds With 2-Hour Islamic 'Jumah' Prayers After Rejecting Cardinal's Blessing (And You Won't Believe Who's Invited) The Democratic National Committee is raising a number of eyebrows after choosing to proceed with hosting Islamic "Jumah" prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention.

* Experts: Big radiation risk unlikely in Iran strike Any Israeli attacks on Iran's nuclear facilities are unlikely to cause a Fukushima-scale disaster unless a Russian-built reactor is destroyed.

* Curiosity rover's intriguing geological find The Mars rover Curiosity is indulging in a flurry of multimedia activity ahead of its science mission proper.

* Egypt allows Iranian warship through Suez despite U.S. objection Egypt has again allowed an Iranian Navy ship to pass the Suez Canal toward Syria.

* Muslims Plan 3-Day Jumah Event to Pressure Democratic Convention Approximately 20,000 Muslims are expected to attend a three-day event called "Jumah at the DNC."

* PRC runs terror academy The Gaza Strip's terror power struggle features three key players: Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC).

Monday, August 27, 2012


Abbas Denies Jewish Temple and Christian Theology Abbas refers to the "alleged" Jewish Temple, but if not Jewish, how did Jesus chase the money changers?

MI chief: Region becoming less stable, more Islamist In annual intelligence evaluation, Military Intelligence head Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi says Israel's environment will face crises and be more prone to unexpected eruptions.

Taliban beheads 17 for attending mixed-sex party Gruesome incident recalls darkest days of rule by the ultra-conservative Islamist insurgents before their ouster in 2001.

Assad Vows to Defeat 'Foreign Plot' Assad says Syria will defeat the foreign plot being waged against the country as his troops continue to kill rebels.

U.S. blogger cites 'high-level' source for Israel plan to strike Iran An American blogger has posted what he called Israel's military operation against Iran.

Iran Takes on UN at NAM Summit, Slams 'Current World Order' Iran kicked off the NAM summit on Sunday by slamming the "adverse consequences of the current world order" and demanding change from the UN.

Merkel wants EU treaty convention by end of year German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a new EU treaty convention by December, despite opposition from many countries, Der Spiegel reports in its latest print edition on Monday (27 August).

Syria: Helicopter crashes in Damascus Armed rebels in Syria say they have shot down a military helicopter over the capital, Damascus.

Report: Lawless Libya 'awash in weapons', out of control NATO has become quietly concerned over the collapse of authority in Libya.

Scientists Successfully 'Hack' Brain To Obtain Private Data It sounds like something out of the movie "Johnny Mnemonic" but scientists have successfully been able to 'hack' a brain with a device that's easily available on the open market.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


* Syrian: '20 Missiles Can Take Out Israel's Nuclear Sites' Syria's envoy in Jordan, Bahajat Suleiman, says Syria can cause "heavy damage" to Israel's nuclear facilities.

* 'No circumstance whatsoever' in which Israel can tolerate a nuclear Iran, says foreign minister Israel should have attacked Iran's nuclear facilities in 2001.

* Republican, Democratic conventions will focus on Jewish preoccupations - but with different outcomes Get set for a political double feature with much of the same plot, but with different outcomes for the issues that tend to preoccupy Jewish voters.

* Hamas leader accepts Iran invitation to attend Non-Aligned summit Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has accepted an Iranian invitation to attend the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran.

* Kotel rabbi slams Abbas for comments on J'lem Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz issued an unprecedented attack against Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas following his comments Tuesday.

* Arab World: The house the Muslim Brothers built The recent events in Sinai are the latest evidence of Egypt's rapid transformation under the ascendancy of the Muslim Brotherhood.

* History: Making peace with Egypt It has been reported that Egyptian forces - including tanks - have been brought into Sinai, in violation of the peace treaty with Israel.

* Egypt: Clashes Erupt During Anti-Morsi Protest in Cairo Hundreds of Egyptians hit the streets on Friday, to demonstrate against President Mohammed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

* Iran stirring tensions in Saudi Arabia In the restive city of Qatif in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the older Shiites are quiet.

* Who knew? Curiosity photos show Mars teeming with UFOs According to the fringe sector of the Internet, Mars is practically teeming with aliens.

Friday, August 24, 2012


* Kotel rabbi slams Abbas for comments on J'lem Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz issued an unprecedented attack against Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

* PM accuses Iran of accelerating nuclear work Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Friday of making "accelerated progress towards achieving nuclear weapons".

* US sending aircraft carrier back to Persian Gulf four months early The US is deploying a large aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, the Department of Defense confirmed Thursday.

* EU decision adds Middle East confusion not clarity One of the core obstacles to peace in the Middle East has always been the refusal of sections of the Arab world to accept the legitimacy and sovereignty of the State of Israel.

* Arab World: The house the Muslim Brothers built The recent events in Sinai are the latest evidence of Egypt's rapid transformation under the ascendancy of the Muslim Brotherhood.

* 'Syrian army takes control of Damascus suburb' Syrian troops backed by tanks entered the center of Daraya, a town on the southwest edge of Damascus.

* 'Egypt affirms commitment to Israel peace treaty' Defense Minister Ehud Barak spoke by telephone to his Egyptian counterpart Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday morning.

* Syria crisis: Number of refugees rises to 200,000 The United Nations refugee agency says that more than 200,000 Syrian refugees have fled to neighbouring countries as the conflict has intensified.

* Ya'alon: History Will Judge the U.S. on Iran Strategic Affair Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Thursday placed the responsibility on the United States if the Islamic Republic realizes its nuclear ambitions.

* Police kill gunman in shooting outside Empire State Building New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised police and civilians for their quick response to a shooting outside the Empire State Building on Friday morning.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


* Israel says a million Palestinians allowed in over Ramadan Israel allowed "more than a million" Palestinians through its roadblocks to pray at the mosques of Jerusalem and paddle in the Mediterranean over Ramadan.

* Hezbollah drill prepares to 'occupy the Galilee' Over 10,000 Hezbollah fighters participated in the organization's largest military exercise to date last week.

* Brotherhood taking total control of Egypt While the world persists in looking for signs of pragmatism in the Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsy is quietly taking over all the power bases in the country.

* Muslim Brotherhood: Israel's the One that Violated Peace Mohammed Jamal Arfa, a senior Egyptian journalist linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, has launched a frontal attack on Israel.

* Hamas Planning to Declare Statehood In Gaza Fatah officials are closely following reports emanating from Gaza.

* Lebanon clashes: Fresh clashes breach truce in Tripoli Fresh clashes have erupted in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, breaching a truce agreed by local leaders on Wednesday.

* U.S. has plans in place to secure Syria chemical arms The Pentagon has made contingency plans to send small teams of special operations troops into Syria if the White House decides it needs to secure chemical weapons.

* NBC gets no Romney campaign help on Mormon special NBC News unsuccessfully went back to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to request an interview for this week's prime-time special on the Mormon faith.

* Defying calls from U.S., Israel, UN chief plans visit to Tehran UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to attend a summit meeting of leaders of non-aligned developing nations in Tehran next week.

* Euro sign scultpures in Frankfurt face uncertain future The two large blue and yellow euro sign sculptures, one located outside the European Central Bank in Frankfurt and another recently taken down by Frankfurt Airport, are facing uncertain futures.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


* Terrorists Warn Israel: Harming Al-Aqsa Will Open Gates of Hell The Popular Resistance Committees terrorist organization threatened Israel on Tuesday.

* Syrian forces stage deadly Damascus assaults Government forces launched a wave of blistering attacks in Damascus on Wednesday after the regime said it was ready to discuss President Bashar al-Assad's exit.

* Iran to host 30 leaders at 'historic' NAM summit Iran is to host some 30 leaders, including those of India, Egypt and Cuba, at an August 30-31 summit.

* Abbas denies the Jewish connection to Jerusalem Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denied the Jewish connection to Jerusalem on Tuesday.

* 'The cavalry is not going to ride to Israel's side' Israel is mistaken if it thinks the U.S. will take an attack against Iran upon itself, according to David Wurmser.

* 'Friendly Soccer Game' Becomes Anti-Semitic Fest A "friendly" World Cup warm-up soccer game between Hungary and Israel turned into a hate-fest of anti-Semitic slogans and slurs on Israel.

* Chemical weapons 'excuse for US to intervene in Syria' Chinese state media have accused US President Barack Obama of planning to use Syria's chemical weapons as an excuse for intervening militarily.

* Russia's entry to World Trade Organization hailed by EU Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) will provide an important boost to European companies, the EU has said.

* Egypt's Christians organizing first protest against Muslim Brotherhood leadership Egypt's Christians will take part in the first mass demonstration against the country's Muslim Brotherhood government on Friday.

* 'Egypt's tanks are in Sinai for fighting terrorism' Former Military Intelligence Chief Amos Yadlin said Wednesday that Egypt's deployment of tanks to Sinai should not be a worry for Israel.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


* Netanyahu 'determined to attack Iran' before US elections, claims Israel's Channel 10 Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "is determined to attack Iran before the US elections," Israel's Channel 10 News claimed.

* Russia warns West on Syria after Obama threats Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the West on Tuesday against any unilateral action on Syria after President Barack Obama said U.S. forces could act if the Syrian leader deployed chemical weapons.

* Upping the ante? Iran unveils 6 weapons upgrades Iranian Defense Minister Vahidi: Tehran will launch domestically-produced fighter jets, submarines by early 2013.

* US still has key Iraq role after troop exit: Dempsey Top US military officer General Martin Dempsey insisted Washington still had an important role to play in Iraq, where he landed on Tuesday, eight months after American troops departed.

* Top Iran official: If Israel attacks, it will bring about its own 'annihilation' An Israeli attack on Iran will lead to Israel's "annihilation," a senior Iranian official told the country's state-run TV station Press TV.

* Netanyahu Tells Egypt: Keep Tanks out of Sinai Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has demanded that Egypt cease sending tanks into the Sinai without Israel's approval.

* Missile Hits US Military Chief's Plane; Dempsey not On Board Terrorists in Afghanistan attacked the parked plane of US Chief of Staff Martin Dempsey, who was not in the aircraft at the time.

* US: Ban, Morsy should not attend Tehran NAM summit The United States is against high-level diplomatic visits to Iran by Egyptian and UN officials.

* Foreign Ministry lists Iran's anti-Israel remarks Threats, deligitimization and anti-Semitism are the constant subject of 14 quotes during August alone in "greatest hits" list.

* Syrian Violence Threatens Israeli Border at Lebanon Syrian civil war violence spread to Lebanon's west coast Monday, leaving two dead and 40 wounded in Tripoli.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Egyptian Anti-Aircraft Missiles Reported in Sinai Anti-aircraft missiles can only be intended for Israel's jets, because Sinai terrorists don't have aircraft.

Joint Chiefs Chair Dempsey Says the U.S. and Israel View Iran Threat Differently: For Israel It's 'Existential' Speaking to reporters in route to Afghanistan late Sunday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said that even though Israeli and American military leaders see the same intelligence reports, the two countries view the Iranian nuclear threat differently.

Al Qaida online ads seek lone wolf terrorists to 'carry out an entire jihad' Al Qaida, said to be sustaining a crisis in money and fighters, has taken to advertising for volunteers.

Israel a 'cancerous tumor' and Middle East's biggest problem, Iranian supreme leader says Khamenei reiterates statements made by Ahmadinejad on Friday, which the international community condemned.

Morsi and Haniyeh exchange holiday greetings, pledge mutual support Hamas leader thanks his Egyptian counterpart for support of Palestinian cause in Eid al-Fitr chat.

Egypt to plant a million acres, settle a million citizens in Sinai Agriculture and population are Egypt's new tools to combat security woes in the peninsula.

Toronto: Jewish Man Told Israeli Flag 'Incites Riots' A Jewish high school teacher from Toronto warned by local police that he is inciting a riot by carrying an Israeli flag.

Iraq denies helping Iran avoid sanctions Iraq insisted on Monday that its trade with neighbouring Iran was above board, and denied reports that it was helping the Islamic republic skirt sanctions by smuggling oil and secretly moving cash.

Deadly fighting grips Syria as UN ends mission Deadly fighting rocked the birthplace of the Syrian uprising Monday as rebels doggedly resisted a regime onslaught unleashed in the key battleground of Aleppo a month ago, activists said.

Germany: Greece must follow through with reforms Europe's leaders are gearing up for a high-stakes week of financial diplomacy that could determine Greece's future - and the stability of the 17 countries that use the euro.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


* Iranian general dares IDF to strike, threatens destruction An Israeli strike on Iran would provoke a swift retaliation, allowing Tehran to "dump [Israel] into the dustbin of history," Revolutionary Guards General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said.

* Morsi Tells Army: Improve Preparedness Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president, instructed the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces Thursday to maintain combat preparedness.

* 'Israel dragging PA to slaughterhouse over Iran' Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is using Iran as a way to distract both Israelis and the world at large from the Palestinian issue.

* Egypt's Morsi to attend summit in Iran: state media Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi plans to attend a summit in Iran this month.

* Vilnai: Israel is more ready than ever for war Outgoing home front defense minister Matan Vilna'i nearly gave people who care about Israel around the world a heart attack this week.

* Nasa's Curiosity rover prepares to zap Martian rocks Nasa's Curiosity rover is getting ready to zap its first Martian rock.

* 'Israel has 3 Months to Strike Iran' Now that the ideal time has passed, Israel's best chance is to strike before the U.S. elections.

* Will Syria's Kurds benefit from the crisis? In any assessment of the potential winners and losers from the political chaos in Syria, the country's Kurdish minority could be among the winners.

* Ban Ki-moon joins US in condemning Iran's 'inflammatory' comments on Israel United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the Iranian leadership's "offensive and inflammatory" recent statements on Israel.

* Hezbollah leader threatens to transform Israelis' lives into hell The leader of the Lebanese Shiite terrorist Hezbollah said his group will transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis to "hell" if Israel attacks Lebanon.

Friday, August 17, 2012


* Vilnai: Israel is more ready than ever for war Outgoing home front defense minister Matan Vilna'i nearly gave people who care about Israel around the world a heart attack this week.

* Securing Syria chemical weapons may take tens of thousands of troops The United States and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could require tens of thousands of ground troops to go into Syria.

* 'Israel has 3 Months to Strike Iran' Now that the ideal time has passed, Israel's best chance is to strike before the U.S. elections.

* Iran: Israel's existence 'insult to all humanity' Israel's existence is an "insult to all humanity," Iran's president said.

* Finland prepares for break-up of eurozone The Nordic state is battening down the hatches for a full-blown currency crisis.

* Politicians to Apple: 'Ban Protocols of Zion' app Israeli politicians joined criticism of Apple on Thursday over a new phone application of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

* 'Israel dragging PA to slaughterhouse over Iran' Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is using Iran as a way to distract both Israelis and the world at large from the Palestinian issue.

* Camouflage bendy robot changes colour for disguise A robot that can change colour to either blend in with or stand out from its surroundings has been created by scientists.

* Gay parades banned in Moscow for 100 years Moscow's top court has upheld a ban on gay pride marches in the Russian capital for the next 100 years.

* Facebook Targets Hizbullah, Shuts Down its TV Network's Page Facebook pages created by the Hizbullah terror group's Al-Manar television station have been removed from the site.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


* Barak: We must make Iran decision now Defense Minister Ehud Barak continued to address speculation of a possible military attack against Iran on Thursday.

* Khamenei: Zionist regime will disappear from map With the US sending clear public signals to Israel that it is opposed to military action now against Iran, and a cacophonous debate on the matter in Israel, senior Iranian officials continue to threaten Israel with destruction.

* Israel wraps up national SMS missile alert test Israel on Thursday wound up nationwide testing of an SMS warning system against missile attack, sending texts to mobile phones in Jerusalem and other parts of the country.

* MK: Egyptian Sinai Troop Deployment Beginning of Major Threat Commenting on reports that Egypt has deployed forces in Sinai without coordinating the move with Israel, MK Uri Ariel (National Union) said that Israel was acting "like an ostrich."

* Syria crisis: Russia warns against UN withdrawal Russia's foreign ministry has said that if the United Nations were to pull out of Syria, it would have "serious negative consequences" for the region.

* 'Maser' source of microwave beams comes out of the cold Researchers have shown off a microwave-emitting version of the laser, called a maser, that works at room temperature.

* Will Syria's Kurds benefit from the crisis? In any assessment of the potential winners and losers from the political chaos in Syria, the country's Kurdish minority could be among the winners.

* Galaxy cluster's 'starburst' surprises astronomers Astronomers have seen a huge galaxy cluster doing what until now was only theorised to happen: making new stars.

* Saudi cleric accuses Jewish people of genocide, drinking human blood A Saudi cleric on Monday told viewers of a "lifestyle programming" channel that Jews are murderous tricksters who exaggerated the Holocaust in order to scam world governments.

* Is the Israeli media afraid of a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount? Is the media afraid Jewish presence on the Temple Mount would undermine their secular cultural and post-modern views?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


* Terrorists' Goal: World Jihad in Sinai International terrorist groups with roots in Libya, Sudan and Iraq are working to take over the Sinai Peninsula.

* Palestinians condemn calls for Jewish prayer on Temple Mount as 'incitement' The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday condemned Israeli calls to allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount.

* Israel 'prepared for 30-day war with Iran' Israel's outgoing home front defence minister says an attack on Iran would likely trigger a month-long conflict that would leave 500 Israelis dead.

* Al-Qaeda's 'suicide bombers wanted' ad Apparently low on bombers, al-Qaeda is running a (short-term) employment advertisement on its Shumukh al-Islam Internet forum.

* PA Responds to Israeli 'Good Will' by Honoring Terrorists The Palestinian Authority, which has said it honors its Oslo Accords commitment to stamp out terror and incitement, is building a mausoleum in Ramallah to honor 11 terrorists who killed eight civilian hostages and three IDF soldiers.

* Rabbis to Apple: Remove Anti-Semitic App from iTunes The Conference of European Rabbis on Tuesday called on Apple Inc. to remove an application of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

* 'Image of biblical Samson from 12th century found' Tel Aviv University researchers uncovered an archaeological depiction of the story of Samson.

* Talk of Military Attack May Be Cover for Cyber War on Iran Journalists are scratching their heads to figure out why Israeli and American leaders are leading a daily chatter of a military attack on Iran.

* Iranian Linked 'Al Quds' Ad Campaign Sparks Outrage in London Jewish groups have expressed outrage over an advertisement campaign for an "Al Quds" rally.

* Eurozone crisis spooks US election What does Greece have to do with the next US president? Or the current debate about a "political and fiscal union" in Europe?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


* World Muslim leaders mull suspending Syria Muslim leaders were on Tuesday to mull proposals to suspend war-hit Syria from the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

* Former Syria PM: Assad controls only 30% of country Former Syrian prime minister Riyad Hijab said on Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government is falling apart and controls only 30 percent of the country.

* Al Qaeda Kidnaps Children, Teaches Them to Fight West Al-Qaeda has been kidnapping children in Somalia and brainwashing them to launch future attacks on the West.

* Iran brushes off threats by Israel's 'brainless leaders' Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters at a weekly press conference that Tehran is unconcerned by the threat of an Israeli attack on the country.

* Groups demand halt of Berlin anti-Israel march The daily (B.Z.) Berliner Zeitung's popular columnist Gunnar Schupelius has called on the Berlin authorities to ban a pro-Iranian regime demonstration.

* China signs new economic deals with North Korea China says it has signed agreements stepping up economic co-operation with North Korea during a visit to Beijing by a senior Pyongyang official.

* Morsi 'to Make Changes in Camp David Accords' Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will discuss, in coming days, making changes in the Camp David Accord signed with Israel.

* Britain Horrified at Nazi Parade in War Festival World War II buffs shocked Britons over the weekend by parading in Nazi uniforms and flying swastikas in an event recalling the war.

* PM greets 'protectors of Jewish future' at airport This summer's second charter aliyah flight from the US arrived on Tuesday, bringing some 350 new olim to Israel.

* Hizbullah Claims Rockets Can Reach All of Israel The Hizbullah terror leadership claimed Monday that its missiles can now reach all of Israeli territory.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Has Israel Lost the Temple Mount Race? Op-ed:Olympic races don't mean a thing, but the race for the control of the Temple Mount is one that we must win.

Iran can build an N-bomb by Oct. 1. Cairo coup hampers Israeli action At its present rate of enrichment, Iran will have 250 kilograms of 20-percent grade uranium, exactly enough to build its first nuclear bomb, in roughly six weeks, and two-to-four bombs by early 2013, DEBKAfile's military and intelligence sources report.

Jihadist Tells Iran, Uprising in Jordan Can Help Crush Israel An Islamic Jihad official tells Iran that a popular uprising in Jordan would break the last part of Israel's "security chain."

Israel Assured U.S. will Join War on Its Side - Report Obama administration, Romney camp have reportedly told Israel the U.S. will give it protective umbrella against Iran.

'We could destroy parts of Lebanon to stop rockets' Former Mossad chief Yatom says rockets from Lebanon, Gaza Strip "can cover all of Israel and that is the main problem."

Police Nix "The Temple Mount is In Our Hands" Police bar signs with 1967 commander's famous cry, "The Temple Mount is in our hands!"

Iran May Be Reason for New Cabinet Powers for Bibi Netanyahu wants the Cabinet to agree to give him more power over decision-making. A possible attack on Iran may be reason.

Obama to Dine with Ahmadinejad, Morsi at U.N. Assembly in NY? Ban Ki-moon has invited Obama to join Ahmadinejad, Morsi at a VIP lunch on opening day of U.N. General Assembly in NY.

Israel's Dollar Reserves a Weapon Against Iranian War Disaster Gloom and doomers warn that war with Iran could cripple the economy, but Israel has a weapon: $70 billion in dollar reserves.

A Short History of Results of US Aid to Islamists Good news: The US intends to give Egypt more aid to fight Sinai terror. Bad news: History shows the guns are used against the West.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


* Proposal: Jews, Muslims to Split Temple Mount Prayer MK Aryeh Eldad (Ichud Leumi) believes he has found a way for Israel to give Jews the freedom to pray at their holiest site, while avoiding Muslim violence.

* U.S. Slams Israel Over Temple Mount Prayer Policies The annual report on religious freedom by the U.S. State Department slams Israel for limiting the rights of worshipers on the Temple Mount - not Muslim worshipers.

* Decision by Netanyahu, Barak to strike Iran is almost final - Israel TV Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have "almost finally" decided on an Israeli strike at Iran's nuclear facilities this fall.

* Clinton: US, Turkey 'preparing for fall of Assad' US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed in Turkey on Saturday morning for meetings with Turkish representatives.

* Netanyahu to UN chief: Your place is not in Tehran "Mr. Secretary-General, your place is not in Tehran," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu bluntly told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday.

* Behind the Lines: Turks fear 'Kurdish Spring' Turkish forces have launched a major offensive in recent days against positions held by the PKK rebel movement in the area of the Turkish-Iraqi border.

* Sinai vacuum a boon to Gaza rocket men Israeli sources say there is evidence Egypt's north Sinai region is becoming not only a rallying point for jihadist gunmen but a firing range for Gaza's indefatigable rocket builders.

* 'Hezbollah can hit Europe any time, without warning' Hezbollah could attack Europe at any time and with little to no warning, US State Department's counter-terrorism coordinator Daniel Benjamin said.

* White House: We Have Eyes Inside Iran's Nuclear Facilities White House spokesman Jay Carney sought to reassure Israel on Friday .

* Gantz: We Need to be Prepared for a Multi-Front War IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz warned on Thursday that despite the IDF and the Shin Bet's ability to foil this week's terror attack near the border with Egypt, there are no guarantees.

Friday, August 10, 2012


* Proposal: Jews, Muslims to Split Temple Mount Prayer MK Aryeh Eldad (Ichud Leumi) believes he has found a way for Israel to give Jews the freedom to pray at their holiest site.

* Netanyahu and Barak said to be pushing for an Iran strike this fall Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are both pushing for an Israeli strike on Iran this fall.

* Iran's nuclear program designed to 'finish off' Israel, Hezbollah MP says Hezbollah MP Walid Sakariya told Lebanese television this week that the nuclear weapon Iran is allegedly developing is intended to annihilate Israel.

* IDF plans supply depots protected against missiles The IDF plans to build underground supply depots that will be protected in the event of a major missile bombardment on military bases throughout the country.

* Russian, Iranian advisors spotted in Syria by opposition Syria has been using senior officers from Iran and Russia to help quell the Sunni revolt against President Bashar Assad.

* Egypt tribes back offensive against militants in Sinai In talks with Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal al-Din, they also backed plans to destroy smuggling tunnels into Gaza.

* Pro-Palestinian site publishes what it says are 100 Israeli pilots' names and ID details A pro-Palestinian website has published what it says are the names of and information about 100 Israeli Air Force pilots.

* Pro-Islamist elected to head Libya assembly Libya's newly empowered top legislative body has elected as its president late a veteran opponent of Moamer Kadhafi's ousted regime who is seen as pro-Islamist.

* Baghdad at 1,250: a far cry from past glories Baghdad was once the capital of an empire and the centre of the Islamic world.

* Ministry not interested in religious freedom report The Religious Services Ministry said Thursday that "it was not interested" in responding to the US State Department's report on religious freedom around the world in 2011, which included Israel.

Thursday, August 09, 2012


* Egyptian Cleric: People Thirst for Jews' Blood Hamas's Al Aqsa TV has aired sermons by an Egyptian cleric in which he says that people he meets everywhere "thirst for the blood of the Jews."

* Stuxnet-like virus discovered in Israel, Lebanon A new cyber surveillance virus has been found in the Middle East that can spy on financial transactions, email and social networking activity.

* Iran: Abrupt Assad fall would be 'catastrophic' Iran said an abrupt end to the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad would have catastrophic consequences for his country.

* 'US, Israeli intel Iran closer than ever' Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday said that a recently reported US intelligence report is closer than ever to Israel's own intelligence estimates on Iran.

* US Helping Gulf States Build Defense Against Iran Attack Fearing an Iranian attack on strategic and essential oil and military facilities in the Middle East, the United States is helping Gulf countries build a missile defense system.

* Sinai: Egypt sends reinforcements as offensive builds Egypt has deployed extra troops, tanks and other armoured vehicles to the Sinai peninsula in an escalation of its military offensive in the area.

* Barak: Iran Strike - Only with Government Vote An Israeli strike on Iran would happen only with the authorization of the government, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.

* U.S. Slams Israel Over Temple Mount Prayer Policies The annual report on religious freedom by the U.S. State Department slams Israel for limiting the rights of worshipers on the Temple Mount.

* Barak: New U.S. intelligence report raises urgency over Iran's nuclear program Defense Minister Ehud Barak confirmed on Thursday Haaretz's report that President Barack Obama recently received a new National Intelligence Estimate report on the Iranian nuclear program.

* The starting gun sounds for EU elections 2014 May 2014 might seem a long way off for ordinary folk, but not for budding MEPs.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012


* PA Libel: Israel Using Chemicals to Erode Al-Aqsa A news story on Palestinian Authority television recently accused Israel of using chemicals to erode the foundations of Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to cause it to collapse.

* Iranian Hate 'Worst since Nazi Germany' Columnist Colbert King issued a strong warning against Iranian anti-Semitism this week in a column for the Washington Post.

* Syrian army claims victory in Aleppo Syrian troops launched a broad ground assault Wednesday on rebel-held areas of the besieged city of Aleppo.

* 'Jalili visited Beirut to support Iran's proxy, Hezbollah' A Lebanese MP has dubbed this week's visit by Saeed Jalili, the head of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, to Beirut a deliberate message of support for Iran's proxy Hezbollah.

* Egypt launches first air strike on militants in Sinai since 1973, killing at least 20 Egypt launched air strikes in the Sinai region close to the border with Israel on Wednesday, killing at least 20-23 suspected Islamic militants.

* Iranian TV Claims Starbucks Blocks Its Website A cup of coffee at Starbucks won't buy access to Iran's official Press TV website, the media outlet claims, based on a blogger.

* Revealed: Israeli-Arab Hizbullah Cell had Bombs, Guns Police and the Shin Bet have nabbed an Israeli-Arab terrorist cell affiliated with Hizbullah.

* Abbas: We'll go to UN for statehood no matter whose toes we step on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is adamant about gaining UN recognition of Palestine as an occupied state rather than a disputed territory.

* Turkey issues 'frank, friendly' warning to Iran As bilateral relationship strains, Turkish FM tells Iranian counterpart not to blame Ankara for ongoing violence in Syria.

* King Abdullah: Assad may seek Alawite enclave Jordanian King Abdullah II told "CBS This Morning" that Syrian President Bashar Assad will stick to his guns.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012


* Iran reaffirms 'unbreakable' alliance with Syria's Assad Iran assured Syrian President Bashar Assad on Tuesday that his country was a vital partner in its regional anti-Israeli alliance.

* Syria crisis: Iran pledges support for 'vital partner' During talks in Damascus, Saeed Jalili said Syria was an essential part of an "axis of resistance".

* Putin changes his mind again: Flotilla of warships may dock in Syria Russia, in yet another revision of naval exercise plans, says its warships could dock in Syria.

* Egyptian Fighter Jets in Sinai? Israel Says It isn't So The Egyptian military has stationed jet fighter planes at the El Arish airbase in Sinai following the combined terror attack Sunday.

* Jordan's Abdullah: Syria Chemical Weapons 'Scare Us All' King Abdullah II of Jordan expressed his concern over the situation in neighboring Syria.

* Rover shoots movie during descent Nasa has provided almost 300 thumbnails from a sequence of pictures that will eventually be run together as a colour hi-def movie.

* Nigeria church attack in Kogi state 'kills 19' At least 19 people have been killed in a gun attack on a church in central Nigeria, officials say.

* Egyptian Protesters Demand to End Ties with Israel Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside the residence of Israel's ambassador to Egypt in Cairo on Monday night.

* Fight for control of a Jerusalem neighborhood makes Time cover The clash between secular and ultra-Orthodox Israelis in a Jerusalem neighborhood has made the latest cover of Time magazine.

* Susita Site Yields Surprises The 13th year of Haifa University's archeological digs at the Susita site just east of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) has yielded several surprises.

Monday, August 06, 2012


Netanyahu: Khamenei 'Not a Rational Leader' Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu explains in closed conversations why he is seriously considering attacking Iran's nuclear facilities.

IDF Knew Sinai Attack Was Imminent, Prevented Disaster Israeli intelligence prevented a catastrophe by forewarning soldiers of Sunday night's terrorist attack, which was foiled at the border.

South China Sea: Beijing attacks US 'trouble-making' Chinese state media have hit out at US "trouble-making" on the South China Sea, two days after Beijing summoned a US diplomat on the issue.

Syria Prime Minister Riad Hijab defects Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab has defected from President Bashar al-Assad's government to join "the revolution", his spokesman says.

Nasa's Curiosity rover successfully lands on Mars The US space agency has just landed a huge new robot rover on Mars.

Saudi invites Iran for extraordinary Muslim summit Saudi King Abdullah invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for an extraordinary summit of Muslim leaders to be held this month in the holy city of Mecca, state news agency SPA reported Sunday.

A Kurdish spillover: Violence in Turkey The Syrian turmoil is causing great concerns for Turkey and relations with its Kurdish community.

The Region: Why Israel is economically advanced Romney mentioned the gap between the Israeli and Palestinian economies, by which he meant democracy, liberty, free enterprise and the rule of law.

'Everybody thinks Europe is a Christian continent' EU institutions avoid God. But for some religious leaders in EU-aspirant countries, member states' Christian origins are still politicaly important.

Hamas on full alert after Sinai attack Hamas said on Monday that its security forces in the Gaza Strip are on the alert after Egypt's army vowed to avenge the killing of 16 guards by gunmen near the Israeli border.

Saturday, August 04, 2012


* Muslim Brotherhood establishes militia inside Syria The Muslim Brotherhood has established its own militia inside Syria as the country's rebels fracture between radical Islamists and their rivals.

* PA to renew statehood bid at UN General Assembly Following failure of September 2011 statehood bid, the PA will file a new application next month, says the PA foreign minister.

* U.S. Discreetly Plans for Post-Assad Syria Even with fighting raging in Syria and President Bashar al-Assad digging in, the State Department and Pentagon are quietly sharpening plans to cope with a flood of refugees.

* Japan Concerned By Chinese Buildup And Use Of Military Muscle The Japanese Defense Ministry, in its report for 2012, expressed alarm at the growing Chinese buildup and the thirtyfold escalation in defense spending in the past 24 years.

* An Attack on Iran 'Within Weeks or Months' Aharon Ze'evi-Farkash, former head of the Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate, predicted on Friday that an Israeli attack on Iran could take place in the near future.

* Coptic Church head slams Egypt's new government Egypt's new government fails to fairly represent Christians, the acting head of the Coptic church said on Saturday.

* For the United Statelets of Europe Alfred Heineken did more than just brew beer. He also thought about things, like the future of Europe and how best to proceed.

* Iran Tests Missile with New Guidance System Iran's defense minister, Ahmad Vahidi, says that Tehran has tested a new version of its Fateh 110 short-range missile.

* Assad Transfers Missiles to Lebanese Border Syrian President Bashar Assad has transferred a battery of advanced missiles to the al-Masna border crossing.

* Iran Under a Threat from a 'Soft War', Says IRGC Chief The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Ali Jafari, admitted on Friday that the main threat to his country is the "soft war" being waged against it.

Friday, August 03, 2012


* Iran commander: We have reached a sensitive, fateful stage Members of Iran's top leadership brass on Friday expressed concern about the state of the Islamic Republic as its economy continues to spiral due to international sanctions.

* 'Russia sends navy vessels, marines to Syria base' Moscow is sending three large landing ships with marines aboard to a Russian naval facility in the Syrian port of Tartus.

* Iran Could Have Nuclear Weapons Within a Year, Says Expert Dr. Ephraim Asculai, senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, said on Thursday that he doubts the sanctions being imposed on Iran will lead its leaders to give up the country's nuclear weapons program.

* Palestinian Model: Hitler's Jungvolk What is the Palestinian Arab model for children? Hitler's "Children's Army" at the end of World War II.

* Syria's Muslim Brotherhood Hopes for Islamic State The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria said on Thursday that the country post-Assad will be an Islamic state.

* PA prepares for showdown over statehood bid The next international showdown over "Palestine" seems inevitable.

* UN Sponsored Summer Camps Canceled In Favor of Hamas There are no reports of any United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) sponsored summer camps in Gaza in 2012 as opposed to previous years.

* Palestinians brace for repercussions over UN statehood bid The Palestinians are bracing for possible punitive reactions by the United States and Israel if they go ahead with plans to seek UN General Assembly recognition of "Palestine".

* 4,000 march in 10th annual Jerusalem Pride Parade Four thousand people marched in the 10th annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade in the capital on Thursday.

* 'Russia sends navy vessels, marines to Syria base' Moscow is sending three large landing ships with marines aboard to a Russian naval facility in the Syrian port of Tartus.

Thursday, August 02, 2012


* Ahmadinejad: World forces must strive to annihilate Israel In a speech published on his website Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the ultimate goal of world forces must be the annihilation of Israel.

* Israeli PM says time running out to stop Iran's nuclear program Time is running out for the international community to halt Iran's nuclear program by peaceful means.

* US State Department report describes 'rising tide' of anti-Semitism The US State Department's report on religious freedom described a "global increase" in anti-Semitism.

* NASA chief: U.S. won't go it alone on manned Mars mission U.S. astronauts won't land on Mars by themselves but with international partners in the 2030s.

* Syria crisis feeds Iraq violence, al-Qaida revival It was a brazen, complex attack worthy of Iraq's al-Qaida at its peak.

* For the United Statelets of Europe Alfred Heineken did more than just brew beer. He also thought about things.

* Eurozone crisis: ECB's Draghi disappoints markets European markets have fallen after the European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said the bank would come up with ways to help struggling eurozone countries.

* Thousands march as Pride Parade kicks off in J'lem The 10th annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade kicked off on Thursday as more than 2,000 people were marching.

* Syria crisis: Kofi Annan quits as UN-Arab League envoy The UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan has announced he is leaving his post.

* Muslim-Coptic Violence Resumes in Egypt Muslims attacked a Coptic church in a village near Cairo Wednesday in the first such incident since Mohamed Morsi became president.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012


* Iran, Syria top Panetta's agenda in Israel Israel's threats to attack Iran and the violence convulsing Syria top the agenda of U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's meetings Wednesday with Israeli government leaders.

* Hezbollah TV app banned by Apple and Google An app designed to stream content from Al-Manar TV, part of the media arm of Hezbollah, has been removed from both the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

* Panetta: U.S. prepared to implement 'other options' to prevent a nuclear Iran U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Wednesday that the United States is prepared to implement 'other options' if Iran continues to work toward attaining nuclear weapons.

* Syria conflict: Fate of nation at stake, says Assad The conflict between rebels and government forces across Syria will decide the fate of the nation.

* Barak Tells Panetta Israel Will Decide on Iran Defense Minister Ehud Barak has informed US Defense Secy Leon Panetta that Israel will make its own decisions on how to deal with Iran.

* Morsi Says Letter for Peace a 'Fake' Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi's office has denied he sent a letter to President Shimon Peres indicating he wanted to work for peace in the Middle East.

* Syrian rebels acquired surface-to-air missiles Rebels fighting to depose Syrian president Bashar Assad have for the first time acquired a small supply of surface-to-air missiles.

* Video: Jewish Groups Document Canadian 'Anti-Semitic Hate Rally' Canadian Jewish groups are urging the Ontario government to stop an "anti-Semitic hate rally" from taking place on the steps of the legislature next month.

* Israel Hi-Tech Helps Protect US-Mexican Border The United States has selected an Israeli company for the placement of a radar system to detect infiltrators at the border with Mexico.

* Iraq sees deadliest month in two years July was Iraq's deadliest month in nearly two years as 325 people died in nationwide attacks.