Monthly Archives: September 2014

U.S. Distances Itself from Netanyahu’s Comments

By | 2014-09-30T22:33:46+00:00 September 30th, 2014|News|

The U.S. State Department distanced itself on Monday from comments made by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly.   Speaking to reporters, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki particularly referred to Netanyahu’s comparison between Hamas and the “Islamic State” (IS or ISIS), as well as to his criticism of

PLO: Netanyahu’s Speech Full of Hate Language

By | 2014-09-30T21:55:21+00:00 September 30th, 2014|News|

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Monday denounced Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly, accusing Netanyahu of “blatantly manipulating” the facts when he compared Hamas with the Islamic State and Iran.   "Netanyahu's speech at the UN was a blatant manipulation of facts and attempted at misleading the audience through

From Arab Spring to Islamic Winter – to Total Chaos

By | 2014-09-30T21:40:37+00:00 September 30th, 2014|News|

Middle East experts Dr. Mordechai Kedar and Prof. Eyal Zisser recently sat down with Arutz Sheva ahead of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah), and recapped the tumultuous and bloody events of the Arab world over the past year.   Kedar, a senior lecturer at Bar Ilan University, began by noting the current warfare is

Netanyahu at UN: ‘ISIS is Hamas, Hamas is ISIS’

By | 2014-09-30T00:23:54+00:00 September 30th, 2014|News|

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday, in a bid to refute the smear campaign launched by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas claiming Israel is guilty of "genocide."    "Distinguished delegates, I come here from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of my people, the people of

Egypt Set to Boycott Turkey Over Muslim Brotherhood Support

By | 2014-09-29T16:36:41+00:00 September 29th, 2014|News|

Officials in Egypt are demanding an immediate and total boycott of Turkish goods, and even a breakoff of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Egyptian media reports said. The call is the latest chapter in the steady and ongoing decline in relations between the two countries, with Turkey accusing Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of

Erdogan: Turkey Can’t Stay Out of Fight Against IS

By | 2014-09-29T15:37:41+00:00 September 29th, 2014|News|

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that his country cannot stay out of the international coalition fighting the “Islamic State” (IS), AFP reported.   Turkey has for months frustrated the West with its cautious position against IS, but there appears to have been a sea change in its policy following Erdogan's trip last week

PA Rejects U.S. Criticism of Abbas’s Speech

By | 2014-09-29T15:03:15+00:00 September 29th, 2014|News|

Saeb Erekat, senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive committee, on Sunday condemned statements made by the U.S. State Department against Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the UN General Assembly.   In his speech, Abbas accused Israel of “genocide” and “war crimes” and State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki responded by saying

Head of Al-Nusra Front Warns West: You Will Pay

By | 2014-09-29T14:38:40+00:00 September 29th, 2014|News|

The head of Syria's Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front on Sunday said U.S.-led air strikes will not defeat Islamists in Syria and warned against retaliatory attacks against Western countries, Reuters reports.   Abu Mohamad al-Golani, in an audio message posted on pro-Nusra jihadi forums, urged European and U.S. citizens to denounce the U.S. actions if they wanted

Selling Sharia: Qatar Hires a UK PR Agency

By | 2014-09-29T01:49:46+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Op-Eds|

The Middle Eastern Emirate of Qatar is a country ruled, in part, by Sharia law.  One of the world’s wealthiest countries, it hast a questionable human rights record -   Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajami was sentenced to 15 years in prison for writing a poem against the country’s emir.  Sodomy is punishable by 5 years