Analysis—Abbas’ UN Speech Flips Truth on Its Head

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has never been all that friendly towards Israel, but last week he unleashed an invective-filled speech at the United Nations that sounded like a hateful enemy towards the Jewish State. Along the way, Abbas accused Israel of genocide and racism. He said all of this in …

Israel Builds A Modern Highway and Finds an Ancient Village

Highway expansions can result in traffic jams, and in Israel it can turn into archaeology as well. That’s what happened to a recent project, after an Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) inspector found pottery shards during the Highway 1 project, a discovery that has since led to the uncovering of an …

Iran Praises Palestinian Terrorists for Gaza War, Says to Plan More

A high-ranking Iranian official openly congratulated a Palestinian terror group for being able to hit all of Israel with missiles during the last war with Gaza, according to the Fars News Agency. Those Palestinian missiles were launched indiscriminately at civilian areas in Israel, including the major cities of Jerusalem and …

Israel Sending Field Hospitals to Help Fight Ebola

Israel is on the front lines of a lot of challenges, and now they’re joining another—the battle with Ebola. According to a press release on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, Israel’s government is sending mobile field hospitals to the African nations most affected by the virus. In addition, the Israelis …

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Israel Sending Field Hospitals to Help Fight Ebola

October 21, 2014 News
Israeli medics at work. Illustrative. Photo courtesy of Israel GPO. By Kobi Gideon / GPO.

Israeli medics at work. Illustrative. Photo courtesy of Israel GPO. By Kobi Gideon / GPO.

Israel is on the front lines of a lot of challenges, and now they’re joining another—the battle with Ebola. According to a press release on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, Israel’s government is sending mobile field hospitals to the African nations most affected by the virus. In addition, the Israelis are setting up a forum for organizations interested in helping fight Ebola that will meet later this month. The field hospitals will be sent to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, according to the press release. Protection gear and isolation units will be the focus of the mission, in light of the dangers of infection.

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Iran Praises Palestinian Terrorists for Gaza War, Says to Plan More

October 21, 2014 Peace and Conflict

A high-ranking Iranian official openly congratulated a Palestinian terror group for being able to hit all of Israel with missiles during the last war with Gaza, according to the Fars News Agency. Those Palestinian missiles were launched indiscriminately at civilian areas in Israel, including the major cities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

But that seems to be a triumph and not a war crime according to Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council (EC) Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The former president of Iran was quoted as telling a visiting Palestinian terror leader that “if you want to bring the Israeli army to its knees through you resistance, you should plan for new phases to surprise everyone again.” … Continue Reading

Turkey Sees ISIS Threat Close Up

October 20, 2014 News
US shipping weapons to Kurds to fight terror. Illustrative photo of US cargo plane. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John E. Lasky

US shipping weapons to Kurds to fight terror. Illustrative photo of US cargo plane. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John E. Lasky

The Kobani region in the Turkish-Syrian border has been a combat zone between Kurdish rebels and the terror group ISIS for a while, but the ISIS threat has now managed to cross the border into Turkey. The Telegraph reported that a rebel leader from the Kobani rebels was shot and temporarily kidnapped by ISIS forces inside Turkey before smugglers helping the terrorists abandoned the plot due to an increased Turkish military presence.

This comes as the US air dropped weapons to the rebels in Kobani, a region which is sensitive for Turkey because the Turks have a history of conflict with both sides fighting there now. … Continue Reading

Israeli Group Says ISIS May Have Chemical Weapons

October 16, 2014 News
Did ISIS capture chemical weapons? Illustrative photo of soldier training. Photo courtesy of Mr James Brabenec (IMCOM)

Did ISIS capture chemical weapons? Illustrative photo of soldier training. Photo courtesy of Mr James Brabenec (IMCOM)

The ISIS terrorist group, also known as ISIL or the Islamic State (IS), may have acquired some of the world’s deadliest weapons and may have already used them. The Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal reported that Kurdish activists said ISIS used chemical weapons in July in the Kurdish region of Kobani, and photo evidence obtained by MERIA seems to back up the belief.

Dr. Jonathan Spyer, author of the MERIA report, wrote that Israeli experts had reviewed the photos and said the burn wounds shown in them appeared to be from an agent such as mustard gas. However, they could not be certain of this. … Continue Reading

Russia Backs Palestinian UN-Plan to Force Israeli Withdrawal

October 12, 2014 Peace and Conflict
Russia backs the Palestinian UN plot. Moscow. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Russia backs the Palestinian UN plot. Moscow. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Here’s one more foreign policy position opposed by the United States that Russia supports: Their deputy foreign minister announced they back the Palestinian plan to seek a United Nations-imposed timeframe on the creation of a Palestinian state out of Israeli territory. Russia previously has also backed Iran in their nuclear dispute with the West and vetoed two UN resolutions against the Syrian regime for their brutal actions in the civil war there.

RIA Novosti reported that Russian official Mikhail Bogdanov said they don’t even see any need to object to any proposal presented by the Palestinians to the powerful UN Security Council. Various reports have said the Palestinians plan to eventually propose the UN put some type of deadline on an Israeli withdrawal from lands claimed by the Palestinians, including roughly half of Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city. … Continue Reading

US Wants Expanded Role for Palestinian Authority in Gaza

October 12, 2014 News
Will the world stand with Israel on disarming Gaza? US Secretary of State Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of US State Department.

Will the world stand with Israel on disarming Gaza? US Secretary of State Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of US State Department.

For years Hamas has controlled the Gaza Strip with no real competition, but the United States wants that to change. Hamas forced out their opponents—the Fatah faction of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas—but the Americans now want the PA to increase their power in Gaza, especially at the crossings into the Strip. The entrance points are key, since there are serious concerns Hamas could smuggle into Gaza weapons—or supplies that can build weapons.

In comments on Sunday at the Gaza Donors Conference, released by the State Department, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the PA customs officials “should” be at the Gaza crossings, and that the world “can and should help the PA to expand its control in Gaza.” The problem? No one has said when that can happen. … Continue Reading

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