Month: September 2015

Netanyahu: Israel Must Become a World Power
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Netanyahu: Israel Must Become a World Power

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered a glimpse into his strategic aspirations Thursday at a Jewish New Year’s reception at Mossad headquarters, which also marked 65 years since the intelligence arm’s founding.   “We cannot solve the basic problems of the Middle East,” he said. “They are revealing themselves in their […]

Hamas Threatens Egypt Over Gaza ‘Moat’
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Hamas Threatens Egypt Over Gaza ‘Moat’

Hamas on Thursday accused Egypt of besieging Gaza by flooding its smuggling tunnels and building the infrastructure for a moat of sorts on the border area to the south of the terror enclave.   Egypt has been carrying out digging work in the area for several weeks that Palestinian Arabs […]

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Putin Considering Unilateral Airstrikes Against ISIS

Russian President Vladimir Putin, determined to strengthen his country’s only military outpost in the Middle East, is preparing to launch unilateral airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIS) from inside Syria if the U.S. rejects his proposal to join forces, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg on Wednesday.   Putin’s […]

Iran: We’ll Protect Against Mideast Terror
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Iran: We’ll Protect Against Mideast Terror

Iran’s armed forces are the best defense against “terror” in the Middle East, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, urging regional countries not to rely on world powers.   “Today, the largest power against intimidation and terror is our armed forces,” Rouhani said at a massive military parade in […]

Most Palestinians Oppose ‘Two State Solution’
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Most Palestinians Oppose ‘Two State Solution’

A new poll shows that most Palestinians no longer support the “two state solution,” which entails lopping off Judea, Samaria, and most of Jerusalem from Israel and establishing an Arab state.   According to the poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, 51% of Palestinian Authority […]

Egypt Floods Hamas Terror Tunnels
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Egypt Floods Hamas Terror Tunnels

Egypt has begun flooding Hamas terror tunnels beneath the Egypt-Gaza Rafah border crossing Friday, in an apparent attempt to prevent terrorist infiltrations.    According to Dutch news agency DPA, Egypt pumped water from the Mediterranean Sea into the tunnels, making good on threats it made to Hamas last month.   […]

Former Bin Laden Lieutenant Killed in Syria Fighting
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Former Bin Laden Lieutenant Killed in Syria Fighting

A former lieutenant of former Al-Qaeda chief, Osama bin Laden, has been killed in fighting with pro-government militiamen in Syria, a monitor said Saturday, according to the AFP news agency.   “Abul Hassan al-Tunsi, an important leader of Al-Nusra Front, was killed in clashes Friday between Islamist rebels and pro-government […]

Nervous Erdogan Sacks Oddball MPs Amid Rating Slips
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Nervous Erdogan Sacks Oddball MPs Amid Rating Slips

Further signs have surfaced showing that the crackdown on Kurdish forces by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) – which experts estimated was an elections ploy – has failed spectacularly.   Several analysts explained Erdogan’s unofficial war on Kurdish forces launched in July was a […]