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  • Israeli Journalist: “Bomb the next Gaza flotilla–with flyers”

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 22, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    In an almost shocking departure from his usually controlled tone, Ma’ariv columnist Ben-Dror Yemini recently penned a blog for the newspaper’s website entitled “The New Empire.” Yemini, normally associated with Israel’s center-left, warned, in a scathing and arguably alarmist tone, of a “new empire” threatening to destroy the Jewish State. Surprisingly enough, he claims that famous Israeli author Amos Oz is a part of it.

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  • Israel may have Convinced US of Military Option for Iran; Attack by September?

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 19, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    As sanctions on Iran begin to heat up, so do Iran’s nuclear efforts. And on the other side, Israel’s efforts to convince the United States of the necessity of a credible military option against Iran have reached a fever pitch.

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  • Clinton to Gaza, may meet with Gilad Shalit; Shalit’s father indifferent

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 18, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Egyptian newspaper Al-Masrion is reporting that Washington and Cairo are conducting negotiations with Hamas over the possible arrival of two past presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton to the Gaza Strip. According to the report, the two will discuss the blockade and a possible deal to free the captured soldier, which has been at a standstill for months.

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  • Israel may have to give up nuclear weapons instead of attack Iran, report says

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 15, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    In a detailed report on the long term consequences of an Israeli attack on Iran, the Oxford Research Group has concluded that, in the end, the only way to prevent a nuclear Iran is to treat a nuclear Iran as inevitable, and follow it with a “process of balanced regional de-nuclearisation.” In other words, the only way to prevent a nuclear Iran is for Israel to give up nuclear weapons after Iran becomes a nuclear power herself.

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  • Israel to Obama: No He Can’t!

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 14, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Lawyers in Israel are coming out against US President Barack Obama.

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  • Israel Conversion Bill Passes first hurdle; Betrayal of US Jews?

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 12, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    With the conclusion of a particularly stormy session, the Knesset Law Committee passed MK David Rotem’s (Israel Beiteinu) proposal five to four in favor a first reading in the Knesset. The Likud faction absented the vote, and MK Gafni (United Torah Judaism) was removed from the plenum. MK Nahman Shai (Kadima) said to Rotem: “Bibi will not stand up to American pressure. He’ll only stand up to law.”

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  • Turkey Equivocates on Israel Threats; Erdogan Takes aim at Turkish Judiciary

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 11, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is prevaricating regarding threats issued today against the Jewish State by Turkey’s government.

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  • Pro Israel YouTube Music Video Goes Viral

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 08, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    The piano playing is stellar, the music original, and the video edited seamlessly. So far the video has gotten close to 200,000 hits in under a week and hundreds of comments, and the number is still growing. The video expresses Israeli frustration for being singled out and not able to defend itself against attacks without suffering severe criticism. The song is sung in alternating English and Hebrew lyrics in an interchanging rhythm with subtitles in both languages. The refrain repeats, “Nobody cares about Jewish blood.” The mainstream media has yet to report on the phenomenon.

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  • Will Netanyahu’s Government fall by September?

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 08, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    In the face of threats by parts of his current coalition to bolt if the settlement freeze is extended indefinitely, the Prime Minister is preparing the ground for widening his coalition. His chief of staff submitted a detailed proposal Kadima senior officials for the party’s joining the government.

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  • New 9,000 Strong Gaza Flotilla to Set Sail after World Cup

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 06, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Preparing for the next flotilla: After a number of reports on the intent of several organizations to send another “freedom flotilla” to the Gaza Strip, the “European Campaign to Break the Gaza Siege,” an organization based in Brussels, announced that the next flotilla is being prepared to embark within the next two weeks, and that it will include 7 boats and 9,000 participants.

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