Monthly Archives: March 2015

Egypt Uncovers ‘Longest Tunnel’ from Sinai to Gaza

By | 2015-03-31T22:27:27-04:00 March 31st, 2015|News|

Egyptian border guards claimed on Sunday to have uncovered a 2.8 km-long tunnel under the yards of three homes in Rafah, near the Gaza border.   Egyptian military sources told the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency that the tunnel was three meters underground and was being used to smuggle people, ammunition, weapons and goods.   The

Saudi Arabia: Yemen Airstrikes Will Continue Until Hadi Can Rule

By | 2015-03-31T21:54:07-04:00 March 31st, 2015|News|

Airstrikes in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia will continue until Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who left the country on Thursday, is able to rule, a Saudi military spokesman said on Sunday, according to Reuters.   "We will set the conditions necessary to allow the president and his government to run the country," said Brigadier

Egypt Names 18 Muslim Brotherhood Members as Terrorists

By | 2015-03-31T16:49:12-04:00 March 31st, 2015|News|

Egypt's top prosecutor on Sunday named 18 Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group's leader and his deputy, as terrorists, The Associated Press (AP) reported.   In a statement, chief prosecutor Hisham Barakat said the decision follows a February court ruling that convicted Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, his deputy Khairat el-Shater, the head of the group's

‘PA Cancels ICC Moves against Israel in Exchange for Tax Funds’

By | 2015-03-31T16:35:38-04:00 March 31st, 2015|News|

The Palestinian Authority (PA) will formally join the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1, but the Jerusalem Post reports that following Israel’s decision on Friday to release its frozen tax revenues – the PA is not expected at this time to take steps against the Jewish State in the ICC regarding settlement construction.  

Abbas Calls on Arab States to Attack Hamas

By | 2015-03-31T16:17:01-04:00 March 31st, 2015|News|

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas used the platform of the Arab League summit in Sharm el-Shekh, Egypt, this Saturday to attack his "unity partner" Hamas, making a subtle call for the Arab states to take military action against the Gaza-based Muslim Brotherhood offshoot.   Speaking at the 26th summit in the southern Sinai peninsula,

Nasrallah: Israel Should be Targeted, Not Yemen

By | 2015-03-30T12:42:41-04:00 March 30th, 2015|News|

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah blasted Saudi Arabia for launching airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen.   Speaking in a televised speech, Nasrallah said the military campaign should be directed at Israel, not Yemen, adding that if the warplanes were directed towards Israel, Hezbollah would join in.   “If the war was against Israel we would

Hamas Denounces EU Decision to Keep it on Terror Blacklist

By | 2015-03-29T14:55:45-04:00 March 29th, 2015|News|

Hamas on Friday denounced a European Union decision to keep the group and de facto Gaza ruler on its terrorism blacklist, despite a court ordering its removal.   "This decision completely contradicts the court's ruling," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum told AFP.   "It is unjust and wrong to our people and legitimate resistance, and also

Saudi Arabia Ramps Up for Largest Campaign Since Gulf War

By | 2015-03-29T14:19:12-04:00 March 29th, 2015|News|

Saudi Arabia is the world's top weapons importer, eclipsing India in 2014 - those weapons will now be put to the test against Iran-backed Houthi Shi'ites in Yemen in its widest-reaching military campaign since the first Gulf War.   Yiftah Shapir of the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) spoke to Arutz Sheva about what

Syria is Splitting Apart, And Obama Shouldn’t Stop It

By | 2015-03-29T13:37:00-04:00 March 29th, 2015|News|

Syria’s civil war is a tragedy, but might in the long term stabilize the region’s borders. That is the thinking of Pinhas Inbari, who sees the number of refugees fleeing combat zones for other areas as having an ethnic homogenizing effect on Syria and beyond.   There was a long-standing idea among Middle East observers

Turkish Army Chief Visits Ottoman Tomb in Syria

By | 2015-03-28T18:39:05-04:00 March 28th, 2015|News|

Turkey's army chief General Necdet Ozel and top commanders have for the first time visited the new location of an historic tomb inside Syrian territory, the military said on Friday.   Army chief of staff Ozel and the land and air forces commanders on Thursday went inside Syria to visit the Turkish soldiers guarding the