Month: February 2015

Egyptian Court Declares Hamas a Terror Group
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Egyptian Court Declares Hamas a Terror Group

An Egyptian court declared Gaza’s ruling Hamas faction a terrorist group Saturday, one month after a similar ruling against its armed wing, the Ezzedin al-Kassam Brigades.   Another court sentenced Egypt’s top Muslim Brotherhood leaders to life in prison, over a violent clash during an attack on the group’s Cairo […]

Libya: ISIS Bombers Threaten to Invade Europe
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Libya: ISIS Bombers Threaten to Invade Europe

A video released by ISIS in Libya and published by the Arabic-language Asharq al-Awsat shows the two perpetrators of a deadly attack on the Corinthia Hotel in January threatening that ISIS’s newly-established presence in the country would be used as a springboard to invade Europe.   The footage itself is […]

Netanyahu’s Siren Call to Congress Must be Heeded
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Netanyahu’s Siren Call to Congress Must be Heeded

It seems Netanyahu’s crime is not so much a breach of diplomatic protocol, but rather, opposing the Administration’s position on making concessions to Iran. But don’t the American citizens deserve a debate?   On March 3rd, despite conflicting opinions on the wisdom of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s addressing the U.S. Congress […]

Iraq Irate at US for Giving Date of Mosul Campaign
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Iraq Irate at US for Giving Date of Mosul Campaign

Iraqi officials have expressed irritation and analysts skepticism at the US prediction that an offensive to retake Iraq’s key city of Mosul from jihadists could be launched in April-May.   Mosul is a major hub for the Islamic State (ISIS) group and holds special significance as the place where jihadist […]

PA Negligence and Sheep Smuggling Cause Brucellosis Outbreak
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PA Negligence and Sheep Smuggling Cause Brucellosis Outbreak

A calamitous combination of negligence by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s government in failing to provide vaccines, mixed with rampant smuggling from Israel, has apparently launched an outbreak of brucellosis among Arab residents of Judea and Samaria.   Brucellosis, also known as Bang’s disease, is a highly contagious condition […]

ISIS Kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria, Says Monitor
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ISIS Kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria, Says Monitor

Jihadists from the Islamic State group (ISIS) have kidnapped at least 90 Assyrian Christians in northeast Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.   The Britain-based monitor said the abductions took place on Tuesday after ISIS seized two Assyrian villages from Kurdish forces in the province of Hassakeh, […]