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The Guardian: NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’

According to the following article which appeared in the Guardian on July 31, the NSA claims to be using a program called XKeyscore, which it says has nearly limitless access to Internet activity.  In their own presentations, the NSA shows

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Posted in B2, Technology, US

Iranians caught using fake Israeli passports at Vancouver airport

Seven Iranians have been caught using fake Israeli passports at Vancouver International Airport. The Iranians, whose identities are unknown, were posing as the Solomons family from the central Israeli city of Rehovot, according to reports. They may have been trying

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Posted in A6, Middle East

Jews Not Welcome in Poland: Parliament Votes Against Kosher Slaughtering

Nearly seven decades since the end of World War II, Poland is once again turning on its Jews. In a stunning move last week, the lower house of the Polish parliament rejected a bill that would have restored the legality

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Posted in B3, World

Al-Qaeda Leader Freed in Morsi Jailbreak Seeks to Declare Sinai an Islamic Emirate

Egyptian security and armed forces arrested nine alleged terrorists in the Sinai desert operating under the command of al-Qaeda leader Ramzy Mowafy, Egypt’s Al-Ahram reported. Mowafy was among 234 prisoners, including former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who escaped from the Wadi al-Natrun

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Posted in A2, Middle East, Terrorism

Analysis: The Snowdon Story Echoes Post 9/11 Realities for the Intelligence Community

Sensationalism and media frenzy have surrounded the release of classified information by Edward Snowdon and his subsequent search for political asylum outside the US. Not surprisingly, they have also clouded the underlying issues that created the rich environment that made

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Posted in B2, Terrorism, US, World

Editorial: Obama’s Surprise Appearance Underscores Racial Issues in Zimmerman Trial

The trial is over, George Zimmerman was exonerated, and the jury has gone home. But the controversy is far from over, and the President has just given a long statement to the press and the American people, all about race

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Posted in A1, US

2013 Six Month Report: 5,635 Violent Attacks Committed Against Jews in Israel

A new unauthorized report from an Israeli emergency service offers staggering figures of attacks against Israelis in the West Bank and Jerusalem that are rarely heard about in the media. Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron, a volunteer emergency medical response organization

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Posted in A5, Middle East, Terrorism

Janes: Saudi Arabia Is ‘Targeting Iran and Israel with Ballistic Missiles’

Posted in A2, Middle East

Israel Reinforces Military Presence Along the Syrian Border to Deter Hezbollah Attack

  While unrest and violence in Egypt continues to move the country towards civil war, its northern neighbor, Israel, is increasingly concerned about its border with Syria. Even while Hezbollah has been fighting in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s

Posted in A3, Flashpoint, Middle East

Egypt’s Interim Government Orders the Arrest of Brotherhood Leader for Inciting Violence

Prosecutor’s office issues arrest warrant for Mohamed Badie on charges of inciting violence in Cairo when 51 died. The Brotherhood said that bringing charges against Badie was an attempt by the authorities to break up an ongoing vigil. [AP] Egypt’s

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Posted in A1, Flashpoint, Middle East