Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hamas Official Calls for Third Intifada

By | 2013-02-27T12:37:08+00:00 February 27th, 2013|News|

A day after a Hamas official called on terrorists to kidnap IDF soldiers in order to force Israel to release their fellow terrorists from Israeli prisons, another Hamas official called on PA Arabs on Tuesday to start an intifada (violent uprising).   The official, Izzat al-Rishq, said in a statement he released, “Our Palestinian people

Egypt Salvation Front says it will boycott parliamentary elections

By | 2013-02-26T21:59:05+00:00 February 26th, 2013|News|

Egypt’s main opposition National Salvation Front announced on Tuesday that it will boycott parliamentary elections set to start on April 22, saying there must first be a law guaranteeing a free and fair vote.   The National Salvation Front, an umbrella alliance of liberal and leftist groups, made the decision at a meeting in Cairo,

Egypt to send economic plan to parliament in days

By | 2013-02-26T21:14:27+00:00 February 26th, 2013|News|

Egypt will send a new economic plan needed to secure a lifeline from the International Monetary Fund to parliament within two days after releasing a summary that makes no mention of cutting subsidies and other politically-sensitive measures.   Cairo is trying to secure a $4.8 billion IMF loan to shore up its finances as the

Outrage in Egypt over ‘shameful’ Paris statue of Champollion

By | 2013-02-26T20:55:38+00:00 February 26th, 2013|News|

Egyptian archeologists have condemned the Paris statue of Jean François Champollion, the French archaeologist who deciphered hieroglyphics, as “derogatory” and “shameful.”    The reason is that Champollion appears on the statue standing with his left foot on a Pharaonic head.   The statue was carved in 1875 by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi and is located in the

Texas massacre of education? Students taught terrorists are ‘freedom fighters’

By | 2013-02-26T14:34:18+00:00 February 26th, 2013|News|

A Texas school has come under fire for reportedly inviting female students to dress in abayas and refer to Islamist extremists as “freedom fighters.”   State Senator Dan Patrick told Fox news that he is disturbed by Facebook photos, posted by one of the students, which showed pupils dressed in Islamic garb in a geography

Syria Jihadists Claim Bus Bombing on Hama Factory

By | 2013-02-26T13:53:58+00:00 February 26th, 2013|News|

The jihadist Al-Nusra Front on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack earlier this month on an army factory in the central Syrian province of Hama that reportedly killed at least 60 people.   "Thank God, your brothers in Al-Nusra Front... carried out a martyrdom (suicide) operation that targeted an army factory in the town

Al-Aqsa Brigades fire rockets into Israel as tensions rise

By | 2013-02-26T13:37:30+00:00 February 26th, 2013|News|

A rocket exploded in southern Israel on Tuesday in the first such attack by militants in the Hamas Islamist ruled Gaza Strip since a truce ended a week of cross-border fighting in November, Israeli police said.   The rocket caused some damage to a road near the city of Ashkelon but no injuries, police spokesman

MK Strook: Why Close Highway for Terror Funeral?

By | 2013-02-26T13:10:02+00:00 February 26th, 2013|News|

MK Orit Strook (Bayit Yehudi) said Monday that security forces should not have closed off a section of Highway 60 in order to allow Jaradat's funeral to pass through it.   The funeral was accompanied by armed Palestinian Authority forces and had the trappings of a military funeral.     "The Minister of Defense must

‘Game over’ for Mursi and Egypt’s Islamist rule, Shafiq tells Al Arabiya

By | 2013-02-26T02:46:40+00:00 February 26th, 2013|News|

It is “game over” for Islamist rule in Egypt, former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq told Al Arabiya in an exclusive interview on Monday.   “Religious rule is no longer viable in Egypt,” he said. “It’s not even religious rule. What’s happening has no ties with religion. This is a mask.”    Islamist rule will last