Monthly Archives: May 2012

Egyptian Court Upholds Sentence for ‘Blasphemous’ Christian

By | 2012-05-31T01:09:44-04:00 May 31st, 2012|News|

An Egyptian court upheld a three-year sentence against a teenage Christian student for posting a drawing on his Facebook page that mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohamed, Egypt Independent reported.   The Assiut Court of Appeals said that it has found 16-year-old Gamal Abdu Massoud guilty of defaming religion, state-run news service MENA reported on

‘Iran is Deceiving the West All the Way to a Bomb’

By | 2012-05-31T00:53:57-04:00 May 31st, 2012|Reports|

Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe Yaalon on Wednesday said "Iran is deceiving the West all the way to a bomb."   For "the last three months, while it talks with world powers, Tehran has significantly accelerated the pace of Iranian nuclear enrichment, Yaalon said at an Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv

Iran Thinks US and Israel Unable to Attack

By | 2012-05-31T00:39:23-04:00 May 31st, 2012|News|

Iran is convinced that Israeli and the United States are unable to stage an attack on its nuclear facilities, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) Wednesday morning.   He added that Iran is only trying to buy time while it tries to reach the point where it cannot be

Finland’s Iranian Mega-Mosque

By | 2012-05-30T19:54:35-04:00 May 30th, 2012|Op-Eds|

Although critics of the Helsinki mega-mosque have warned that the building will be used by the Iranian regime to recruit impressionable youths to Hezbollah, Finnish politicians have embraced the Shia mosque as a symbol of multicultural progress.   A new mega-mosque has been inaugurated in the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Unlike most mosques in Europe, which

Langfan Three Dimensional Kits Make Israel’s Case Crystal Clear

By | 2012-05-30T11:34:49-04:00 May 30th, 2012|Reports|

Mark Langfan, a successful New York attorney and staunch supporter of Israel, came to the conclusion one day that the truth about Israel must become accessible and easily understood.   Not one for letting  things stop at the idea stage, the talented attorney created an original and easy to grasp visual method that can -

Women and tie-sellers targeted in Iran clothing crackdown

By | 2012-05-30T11:15:10-04:00 May 30th, 2012|Women rights|

Female booth attendants at an international trade fair and shops selling men’s ties have become targets in a strict crackdown by Tehran police on clothing deemed un-Islamic, Iranian media reported on Wednesday.   Women “not properly observing the hijab,” or the Islamic headscarf, as they staffed stands at an international food exhibition, prompted police to

1,600-year-old mosaic at Israeli synagogue damaged

By | 2012-05-30T10:58:13-04:00 May 30th, 2012|Archeology and History|

Vandals badly damaged a rare 1,600-year-old mosaic in the northern Israeli city of Tiberias that formed the floor of an ancient synagogue, smashing parts to rubble and scrawling graffiti, antiquity officials said Tuesday.   Experts suspect extremist Jews who object, sometimes violently, to excavations they claim involve ancient grave sites. There was no claim of

Attack on Iran Would be Better than Nuclear Iran

By | 2012-05-30T10:37:08-04:00 May 30th, 2012|Reports|

Former Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin said on Tuesday that military action in Iran would be less dangerous to Israel than if Iran obtains a nuclear bomb.   Speaking at the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Yadlin said, according to Army Radio, “Attacking Iran would be less dangerous

Striking Iran Prematurely Would be Wrong

By | 2012-05-30T10:24:48-04:00 May 30th, 2012|News|

Michèle Flournoy, former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, spoke on Tuesday at the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv.   During her remarks, Flournoy spoke of some of the challenges faced by both the United States and Israel in the wake of the changes in the