'Iran will press on with uranium enrichment'

By REUTERS– Iran will continue enriching uranium “with intensity”, with the number of enrichment centrifuges it has operating to increase substantially in the current year, the country’s nuclear energy chief was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The comments by Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, signaled continued defiance by Iran in the…

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Peace or Pieces? What do the Palestinians really want?

By EARL COX, ISRAEL ALWAYS— Is it peace with Israel the Palestinians want or pieces of Israel the Palestinians want?  Obviously the answer is pieces as in breaking Israel apart and dividing the spoil among the blood thirsty radicals who are constantly seeking Israel’s destruction.  Israel’s long-suffering patience finally reached a breaking point recently as…

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'No Palestinian state without recognizing Israel as Jewish state'

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Thursday that the Palestinian bid for U.N. recognition, which is expected to be approved by a majority in the U.N. General Assembly, “will not change a thing, and certainly won’t hasten the establishment of a Palestinian state.” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was to speak at the…

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Women in Green: Annex Judea and Samaria

By ARUTZ SHEVA— The Women in Green movement is calling on the Israeli government to immediately annex Judea and Samaria. The call came in response to the application by the Palestinian Authority Thursday for status as a non-member observer state at the United Nations General Assembly. In a statement sent to media, WIG spokespersons Nadia…

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Iran is building a big nuclear bomb, confirm inspectors

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY-— For the handful of people who might still believe Iran’s nuclear program is benign, an Associated Press report confirmed by inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) revealed that not only is Iran building a nuclear bomb, it is building a big one. Earlier this week, the AP reported…

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Jerusalem to take 'low profile' approach to PA UN move

By HERB KEINON, JPOST— Israel will take a “low-profile” approach to the Palestinians’ expected bid to upgrade their status at the UN on Thursday, so as not to divert attention from the Palestinian Authority’s violation of international agreements, a senior diplomatic source said Tuesday. The source said that if Jerusalem, as some in the international…

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Why U.S.-Israel Ties Just Got Warmer

By JONATHAN SCHANZER, CNN.COM The latest round in an endless cycle of violence between Israel and Gaza has culminated in a surprising win for the US- Israel relationship: an apparent renewal of vows between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu. It’s surprising because the relationship appeared to be at its nadir. It was just a…

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Sanitising Hamas in the worship of power

By MELANIE PHILLIPS— During the recent war between Hamas and Israel, it became a commonplace to hear people either promoting the idea of ‘engaging’ with Hamas (former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband, former UK ambassador to the UN  Sir Jeremy Greenstock, journalist Jackson Diehl and the Washington Post plus sundry EU diplomats and of course…

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Gaza: Win, lose, or draw?

By ISI LEIBLER, ISRAEL HAYOM-— Castigating the government for the cease-fire agreement and implying that Operation Pillar of Defense was a failure is misguided and merely provides credibility to the distorted Hamas narrative of the conflict. Under current adverse geopolitical conditions, it was unrealistic to anticipate that this campaign would end the conflict as eliminating…

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President Abbas' Palestinian Bus: Heading in the Wrong Direction

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has a decision to make. Directly negotiate peace with Israel, or make a bad situation worse. Time and time again, President Obama and other world leaders have called him to the negotiating table. Time and time again President Abbas has chosen the futile path. Leadership is needed now. President Abbas must…

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A Potential Game Changer In Hamas's Attack Methods

By Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander Joffe, FORBES — As Operation Pillar of Defense continues to escalate we have now witnessed a potential game-changer in Hamas’s methods. After years of pounding southern Israel, for the first time, Hamas rockets are now aimed at Jerusalem and its surrounding neighborhoods. This begs the question, just how holy is…

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