Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fatwa: Muslims Can’t Travel to Mars

By | 2014-02-21T16:36:28-04:00 February 21st, 2014|Islam|

Muslim clerics have issued a religious ruling (“fatwa”) forbidding any Muslim from traveling to Mars. The ruling, published in the UAE's Khaleej Times, says that space travel in general, and to Mars specifically, is too dangerous.   “Such a one-way journey poses a real risk to life, and that can never be justified in Islam,”

Rouhani: Jerusalem Should be Liberated from Israel

By | 2014-02-21T16:28:13-04:00 February 21st, 2014|News|

Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, on Wednesday said that Jerusalem should “be liberated from the yoke of Israel.”   The comments were made during a meeting in Tehran between Rouhani and the Speaker or the Palestinian Authority (PA) parliament, Salim Zanoun, and were reported by the semi-official Fars news agency.   During the meeting, according to

Abbas Not Asked ‘The Tough Questions’ at Student Meeting

By | 2014-02-20T14:27:45-04:00 February 20th, 2014|News|

Lior Michael, a student from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo, spoke to Arutz Sheva Wednesday about his personal experiences at Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's meeting with Israeli students this week.    "It was nice to hear what he had to say," Michael began. "I think that it's a welcome initiative to be

Beirut Blast Kills Four

By | 2014-02-20T14:05:51-04:00 February 20th, 2014|News|

At least four people were killed Wednesday in blasts in the southern suburbs of Beirut near an Iranian cultural center, the Red Cross and security sources said.   The explosions hit about 50 meters apart in the Bir Hassan neighbourhood on Wednesday.   At least 35 people were injured.   A group affiliated with Al

Iranian Film Shows ‘Nuclear Attack’ on Israel

By | 2014-02-19T14:11:02-04:00 February 19th, 2014|News|

A new animated film posted on Iranian websites in recent days graphically portrays an Iranian counterattack against a theoretical joint Israeli-American strike on the Islamic Republic's military facilities, culminating in the destruction of the Jewish state.   The clip was posted together with messages decrying attempts to tighten sanctions on Iran due to its nuclear

“Palestine”:History and Geography Can Unblock Deadlock

By | 2014-02-17T14:23:49-04:00 February 17th, 2014|Op-Eds|

It is a pity the US State Department chooses to focus on the remarks of Israeli Ministers, such as the private aside of the Minister of Defence labelling US Secretary of State John Kerry as being delusional and messianic - rather than concentrating on PLO Chairman Abbas's very public remarks that go to the heart