Monthly Archives: October 2014

Iranian State-Sponsored Hatefest Promotes Anti-Semitism

By | 2014-10-03T22:42:31+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|News|

The New Horizon Conference – whose cancellation last year was attributed to the “more moderate” new government of President Hassan Rouhani – has gone on as planned this year.    The conference, currently taking place in Tehran, is part of its 13th International Resistance Film Festival. According to conference materials, the meetings are devoted to

PA to Ask Security Council: End Israel’s ‘Occupation’ by 2016

By | 2014-10-03T22:37:42+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|News|

The Palestinian Authority (PA) will ask the United Nations (UN) Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for Israel to “end the occupation”, according to the draft resolution obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press (AP).   The circulation of the draft resolution to council members follows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's announcement to the

ISIS takes control of western Iraqi town of Hit

By | 2014-10-02T17:08:16+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|News|

Militants took control of most of the western Iraqi town of Hit in Anbar province early on Thursday, Reuters reported security sources and local officials as saying.   “Ninety percent of the town of Hit has been overrun by militants,” said Adnan al-Fahdawi, a provincial council member.   Meanwhile, ISIS launched attacks on Iraqi bases

U.N. report: ISIS uses women, girls as sex slaves

By | 2014-10-02T11:55:50+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|News|

The United Nations on Thursday said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has committed mass killings, kidnapped women and girls and used them as sex slaves and employed children as fighters, in systematic violations that may amount to war crimes.    In a report based on nearly 500 interviews, the United Nations also

Twin Car Bombs Kill 18 in Syria’s Homs

By | 2014-10-02T11:34:37+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|News|

Twin car bomb explosions in the central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday killed at least 18 people, mostly children, and wounded 40 others, AFP reported, citing the state news agency SANA.   The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the same toll in the double bombing in the Akrameh neighborhood of Homs.  

Abbas: If US Vetoes, Security Coordination with Israel at Risk

By | 2014-10-02T11:12:20+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|News|

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that if the United States vetoes the resolution that he will bring before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), he will “re-examine” the PA's security cooperation with Israel, reported Voice of Israel public radio.   Abbas has called on the UNSC to support a resolution setting a

PA Illegal Land Grab to Block Road North of Jerusalem

By | 2014-10-02T02:41:39+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|News|

The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion.   However, Arutz Sheva has learned that just hours after the

U.S.: Jerusalem Construction ‘Poisons’ the Atmosphere

By | 2014-10-02T02:11:38+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|News|

The U.S. State Department used unusually harsh language on Wednesday when criticizing Israel’s approval of planned construction of 2,610 homes in Jerusalem.   The housing units, which have been slated for construction since 2012 in the neighborhood of Givat Hamatos, were given final approval last week.   Reacting to the move, the State Department warned

Anti-Islam Group Sues NY Transit System for Rejecting Ad

By | 2014-10-02T01:56:41+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|News|

An anti-Islam group filed a civil rights lawsuit against New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on Wednesday for refusing to run a "Hamas Killing Jews" advertisement on city busses, the group's attorney said, according to Reuters.   The American Freedom Defense Initiative claims the state agency violated its constitutional rights by turning down advertisements

Egypt Sentences 68 Brotherhood Supporters to Jail

By | 2014-10-01T20:26:17+00:00 October 1st, 2014|News|

An Egyptian court sentenced 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms on Tuesday, judicial sources said, according to Reuters.   They were convicted in a case related to deadly violence a year ago after the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.   All were found guilty of killing 30 people and intending to kill