Monthly Archives: December 2013

Egypt’s Defense Minister Vows to Fight Terrorism

By | 2013-12-28T11:05:52+00:00 December 28th, 2013|News|

Egypt’s Defense Minister, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, vowed on Thursday to fight terrorism and stabilize the deeply divided country, Al Arabiya reported.   The remarks came hours after an explosion hit a public bus in Cairo, killing one person and wounding at least five others.   “Do not worry or fear, the army will sacrifice

Israel’s Press: Taking Our Leave of America

By | 2013-12-28T10:50:31+00:00 December 28th, 2013|Op-Eds|

The Hebrew Makor Rishon's Editor-in-Chief penned a scathing editorial about Obama. But it is also being talked about because of accusations leveled at cetain retired IDF personnel.   Now that the best and brightest have finished their comparisons with Munich and Chamberlain, I wish to provide another, somewhat more shocking, comparison, one that in the

Egypt detains 18 MB members on terror charges

By | 2013-12-26T20:11:58+00:00 December 26th, 2013|News|

Egyptian security forces arrested on Thursday 18 Muslim Brotherhood members, including a former lawmaker, a day after their organization was declared by the government a terrorist group.   Seven were detained for a renewable two-week period in the city of Alexandria and 11 in the Nile Delta town of Zagazig.   They include the son

PA: Strip Judea, Samaria Residents of Their Israeli Citizenship

By | 2013-12-26T19:26:08+00:00 December 26th, 2013|News|

Mohammed Shtayyeh, Member of the Central Committee of Fatah, a former Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet minister, accused the Israeli government of avoiding political agreements and employing a policy of "settlement" expansion, house demolitions and "killing civilians."    Shtayyeh was one of the negotiators who submitted his resignation to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas earlier this year. 

Muslim Brotherhood Blasts Terror Group Designation

By | 2013-12-26T13:21:44+00:00 December 26th, 2013|News|

A senior leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood blasted on Wednesday night the decision by Egypt’s interim government to declare the organization a “terrorist group”.   Speaking to AFP, Brotherhood member Ibrahim Munir made clear that the Islamists in Egypt would continue with their near-daily demonstrations despite the blacklist.   "The protests will continue, certainly," said

Egypt: We Thwarted a Hamas Attack

By | 2013-12-26T13:04:07+00:00 December 26th, 2013|News|

The Egyptian Army announced Wednesday that it had apprehended a Hamas terrorist in the northern Sinai Desert, Al-Arabiya reports.    The terrorist was named as Jumaa Khamis Mohammed Brayha, who claimed to stem from a powerful family in Hamas's ranks.    During interrogation, according to the Egyptian army, the young man admitted that he was

‘If the Sanctions Would Persist, Iran Would Collapse’

By | 2013-12-26T12:37:55+00:00 December 26th, 2013|News|

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, at a conference on Middle Eastern events at Ariel University Wednesday, declared that "the Middle East has gone mad."    Steinitz related that the events of the past several years in the region have been far more chaotic than anyone could have expected.    On a positive note, however, he praised

Turkey: Senior Ministers Resign Over Corruption Scandal

By | 2013-12-26T12:23:58+00:00 December 26th, 2013|News|

Three senior Turkish ministers have resigned as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamist government continued to reel from the fallout of an ongoing and controversial corruption scandal.   Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan, Interior Minister Muammer Güler and Environment and Urbanization Minister Erdoğan Bayraktar all officially announced their resignations today.   Urbanization Minister Bayraktar called on

Egyptian Gov’t Blacklists Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Group

By | 2013-12-25T23:19:07+00:00 December 25th, 2013|News|

The Egyptian government has designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, one day after a deadly attack on a security building in the city of Mansoura killed 14 people and wounded more than 100 others.   "The Cabinet has declared the Muslim Brotherhood group and its organisation as a terrorist organisation," Deputy Prime Minister