Month: November 2012

Egypt assembly finalizes new constitution for referendum
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Egypt assembly finalizes new constitution for referendum

Egypt’s constituent assembly early Friday adopted a draft constitution that will be put to a referendum, replacing the one abrogated after the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year, chairman Hossam el-Ghiriani announced.   The Islamist-dominated assembly, boycotted by liberals and Christians, approved the 234 articles in a marathon meeting that […]

Exposé: The Day the PA Lands at The Hague
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Exposé: The Day the PA Lands at The Hague

Two weeks ago, the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal intelligence service, located the car of Ahmed Jaabari, the military leader of Hamas in Gaza. The Shin Bet officials warned the Chief of Staff, Benny Gantz, and the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. There was an opportunity of a few seconds to assassinate […]

Abbas: Israeli ‘Threats’ Won’t Deter Us
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Abbas: Israeli ‘Threats’ Won’t Deter Us

Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he is not afraid of Israel’s “threats,” and the he plans to go full-force forward with his attempt to get the UN General Assembly to give a PA state non-voting observer status at the UN. Abbas, speaking in New York, said that […]

Judea & Samaria Leader: PA Bid is Political War
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Judea & Samaria Leader: PA Bid is Political War

Danny Dayan, who heads of the unofficial federation of communities in Judea and Samaria known as the Yesha Council, sent a letter to the Prime Minister Wednesday demanding an immediate response to the Palestinian Authority’s bid for UN recognition.   He asked Binyamin Netanyahu to decide upon retaliatory steps to […]

Morsi to Address the Nation About Power Grab
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Morsi to Address the Nation About Power Grab

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will address his nation on Thursday, it was reported on Wednesday evening.   Morsi’s address, which will air on Egyptian state television, will discuss his decree from last week which expands his powers and places him beyond judicial oversight. He is expected to speak about the […]

Egypt Stops Libyan Arms Shipment to Gaza
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Egypt Stops Libyan Arms Shipment to Gaza

Following the ceasefire it brokered between Israel and the region’s ruling Hamas terrorists, Cairo has blocked two arms shipments to Gaza in less than a week.   Egyptian media report that security forces arrested three smugglers Tuesday while intercepting a large weapons shipment headed for Sinai from Libya.   But […]

Missiles for Rebels May Spell the End of Assad
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Missiles for Rebels May Spell the End of Assad

Syrian rebels downed an army helicopter for the first time on Tuesday with a newly-acquired ground-to-air missile, in what a watchdog said could be a turning point in the 20-month-old conflict, AFP reported.   Another bad sign for Syrian President Bashar Assad is Russia’s sudden change of heart, indicating that […]