Monthly Archives: April 2014

Erdogan Offers Condolences to Armenian Genocide Victims

By | 2014-04-30T23:28:46+00:00 April 30th, 2014|News|

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolences on Wednesday to the grandchildren of Armenians murdered by Ottoman troops in the course of World War One.   In a statement issued a day before the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Erdogan unexpectedly described the events of 1915 as "inhumane", using more conciliatory language than

‘Abbas Can Have Peace with Israel or Hamas – Not Both’

By | 2014-04-29T12:39:12+00:00 April 29th, 2014|News|

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed flailing attempts to rekindle peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) Wednesday, during a meeting with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.   "You're coming at an important time," he told Kurz. "We're trying to re-launch the negotiations with the Palestinians."   "Every time we get to that point, [PA Chairman

Fatah-Hamas Unity Government in Five Weeks?

By | 2014-04-29T12:12:33+00:00 April 29th, 2014|News|

Representatives of Fatah and Hamas have reportedly decided to form a unity government within the "next five weeks" according to officials from the groups on Wednesday.   The agreement was made during a meeting in Gaza on Tuesday between Hamas and members of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, the main component of

Hamas ‘Policemen’ Train to Attack IDF Positions

By | 2014-04-25T22:48:55+00:00 April 25th, 2014|News|

Hamas' police force in the Gaza Strip chose a rather strange way of exhibiting its skills at "keeping the peace" earlier this week, as policemen in military fatigues took part in a public drill simulating the seizure and destruction of an IDF lookout tower.   Tens of armed fighters wielding assault weapons took part in

Anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism in Australia

By | 2014-04-25T22:07:36+00:00 April 25th, 2014|Op-Eds|

“The best estimate of the number of Jews living in Australia is about 120,000. There are many others with one or more Jewish great-grandparents. Approximately 50,000 Jews live in Melbourne, 45,000 in Sydney, and close to between 7,000-10,000 in each of Perth and Brisbane/Gold Coast. There are smaller communities in other state capitals and major

Israel Is ‘Destroying’ Al-Aqsa Mosque for ‘Alleged’ Temple

By | 2014-04-25T21:48:18+00:00 April 25th, 2014|News|

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been stepping up its libel that Israel is "destroying" the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, in order to build the "alleged" Temple.   The highest PA religious authority, Mufti Muhammad Hussein, asserted in late March that Israel was making an "attempt... at lay[ing] hands on the blessed

Boycott the New York Times

By | 2014-04-25T17:39:41+00:00 April 25th, 2014|Op-Eds|

The article, Remaking a Life, After Years in an Israeli Prison (Jodi Rudoren, NYTimes, March 29, 2014) is about Muqdad Salah, one of the Palestinian Arab terrorists freed from Israeli jails as part of the American-brokered "peace talks" that started last summer.   The New York Times did say that Salah killed Israel Tenenbaum, a

Abbas Demands Three-Month Building Freeze For Talks

By | 2014-04-25T17:11:08+00:00 April 25th, 2014|News|

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas repeated his threats to disband the PA on Tuesday if peace talks remain stuck in their current dead-end. He further demanded his price for continuing the talks: a three-month construction freeze.   Speaking to Israeli journalists at his offices in Ramallah ahead of the April 29 deadline for the

Al Qaeda Chief Explosives Expert Dead in ‘Unprecedented’ US Op.

By | 2014-04-25T17:00:59+00:00 April 25th, 2014|News|

Reports indicate that a massive US military operation in Yemen on Saturday and Sunday killed well over 55 Al Qaeda terrorists. Among the dead reportedly is Ibrahim al-Asiri, the chief bombmaker of the terrorist organization.   A 4x4 truck which the 32-year-old al-Asiri was thought to be in was ambushed by US special forces over

White House to Supply Syrian Rebels with Anti-Aircraft Missiles?

By | 2014-04-24T23:53:35+00:00 April 24th, 2014|News|

The White House is debating handing rebels a deadly weapon to fight Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, in what analysts have dubbed a possible "game-changer."    Syrian rebels were caught on camera for the first time earlier this month using US-made anti-tank missiles.    Now, according to TIME, the White House is considering handing over