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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

Jordan’s King Abdullah Warns West of the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood

Jordan now stands in a dangerous position. Jordan’s King Abdullah has already been forced to make many concessions to the form and substance of his monarchy, including the dissolution of his parliament at the insistence (coercion) of the country’s Muslim

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Posted in Middle East, Terrorism, US

al-Akhbar: How Hamas Gets its Weapons

The following article begins with a false statement about how the war started. Not surprising, since it was published in the Beirut-based Arab al-Akhbar, but we publish it because it provides valuable information about how Hamas is continuing to receive

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Posted in Middle East, Terrorism

Hamas Rockets Continue to Pound Israel, Israel Retaliates

The following is a summary of the latest events in the Middle East -  in Israel, Gaza, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon – as of November 16,2012, Midnight ETD . ISRAEL and GAZA:  The conflict began with a deluge of

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Posted in Flashpoint, Middle East, Terrorism

Israeli Air Strike Kills Two Senior al-Qaeda Officers in Gaza

Four Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip at the weekend killed five militants, Palestinian officials say. Two militants died and two other people were injured near Deir al-Balah on Sunday, ruling Hamas officials said. Israel’s military said it had

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US Quietly Prepares for Post-Assad Syria

WASHINGTON — 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, help maintain basic health and municipal services, restart a shattered

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Posted in Flashpoint, Headline, Middle East

Jordan King Warns Syria’s Chemical Weapons Bound for al Qaeda

Syria is spinning out of control and in a worst case scenario the Al-Qaeda militant group could get its hands on some of the regime’s chemical weapons, Jordan’s King Abdullah, pictured in January 2012, said Wednesday. (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad) The

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Global March on Jerusalem Fizzled

Despite the support of well-known radicals and hate-mongers, like Jeremiah Wright and Desmond Tutu, and the promise of two million demonstrators at Israel’s national borders, Friday’s “Land Day” demonstrations along Israel’s international borders never materialized. [Note:] Desmond Tutu, you may

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DC Tells Israel: Stand Down, Sit Down, Shut Up!

UPDATED 12/30/2011  Not long ago, US President Barack Obama declared in ringing tones, “We don’t compromise when it comes to Israel’s security.” Three days later, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta gave a lecture to the Brookings Institute, in which he

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