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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

Arabs Plan March to Jerusalem in June; Likely to Stir Up Passions, Create Crisis

Arab organizations in Israel and neighboring countries are planning a “Global March to Jerusalem” for early June. Arabs in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) will attempt to reach Jerusalem “or to the nearest point to it” that they can reach. Organizers

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Posted in Flashpoint, Middle East

UPDATE: Obama in Israel – Meets with Palestinian Leader Abbas, Then Urges Israel to Make Peace

UPDATE Mar 21, 2013  12:30 pm (EDT): President Obama is now nearing the end of a very full day in Israel. Following a closed meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah (amidst noisy demonstrations outside by Palestinians who called for

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Posted in Middle East, US

Israeli Troops Mobilize at Gaza Border for Possible Land War

UPDATED: Saturday, November 17:  In all the previous engagements with Hamas, Israel has been able to maintain the relative security of its two major cities: Tel Aviv, Israel’s main economic hub, and Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.  On Thursday, all  that changed.

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Posted in Flashpoint, Middle East

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Chief: Onward to Jerusalem!

The supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi emanated, called on Thursday for a jihad (holy war) to liberate Jerusalem from Israeli rule. “Jerusalem is Islamic … and nobody is entitled to make concessions” on

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Iran Says Jerusalem Will be Israel’s ‘Graveyard’

Mohammad Ali Forghani boasted today that Jerusalem, which he claims was invaded over 50 years ago by the “pig-faced” Jews, will soon become a mass “graveyard” for the Israeli people. “If Jews do not leave, there will be no other

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Abbas Denies a Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denied the Jewish connection to Jerusalem on Tuesday, the same day he spoke by phone with both Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s envoy Yitzhak Molcho. Abbas issued a statement Tuesday, marking

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Romney in Israel: Campaign Rhetoric or the Real Deal

Presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney, visiting Israel on a three-country trip which also includes England and Poland, gave a powerful speech today from the patio of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. In this historic setting, overlooking the biblical walled

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Posted in Middle East, US

Is the Egypt-Israel Peace Accord Now in Jeopardy?

Now that the Presidency in Egypt has been decided in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi, what is the future of the Peace Accord between Egypt and Israel? Much rhetoric has crossed the airways, from promises of a

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Posted in Middle East

Muslim cleric: Jerusalem to become Egypt’s capital

If Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi became president, Egypt’s new capital will no more be Cairo, but the new capital will be Jerusalem, a prominent Egyptian cleric said at a presidential campaign rally, which was aired by an Egyptian private

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