Iran exhibits US drone undamaged. US and Israeli intelligence shocked

BY DEBKAFILE— Iran exhibited the top-secret US stealth drone RQ-170 Sentinel captured on Sunday, Dec. 4. Its almost perfect condition confirmed Tehran’s claim that the UAV was downed by a cyber attack, meaning it was not shot down but brought in undamaged by an electronic warfare ambush. This is a major debacle for the stealth…

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For Arab Christians, a wintry 'spring'

BY JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— In the first round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, the hardline Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party won 36.6 percent of the vote — a plurality — and the even harder-line Salafist party, Al-Nour, won 24.4 percent. The Egyptian Bloc — a coalition of liberal, social-democratic, and secular parties — drew only…

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Protest the ongoing demolition derby against Jewish homes and synagogues by the Israel government

SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011 – FROM 11 AM – NOON – OPPOSITE THE ISRAELI CONSULATE – SECOND AVE. & 42ND STREET, NYC PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND – INVITE FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, ALL LOVERS OF A WHOLE ISRAEL TO JOIN YOU – Speakers will include grass roots leaders who are not afraid to criticize the Israeli…

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The Obama administration's threefold slap in Israel's face

BY DAVID HORNIK, FRONTPAGEMAG— Worried about losing some of the Jewish vote for 2012, President Obama has been sweet-talking American Jews lately and making some staunchly pro-Israel statements. In September he told the UN General Assembly: Let us be honest with ourselves: Israel is surrounded by neighbors that have waged repeated wars against it. Israel’s…

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Panetta's antagonistic speech on Israel

BY JENNIFER RUBIN, WASHINGTON POST— Just when you think that the Obama administration hasn’t annoyed the American Jewish community quite enough or publicly insulted our democratic ally Israel sufficiently, along comes an administration figure willing to stick his finger in the eye of the Jewish state. On Friday, that task fell to Defense Secretary Leon…

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Iranian end game

BY MICHAEL RUBIN, NATIONAL REVIEW— For almost a third of a century, the Islamic Republic of Iran has confounded American presidents. It has taken hostages, conducted terrorism, undermined the Middle East peace process, and worked unrelentingly to become a nuclear power and develop missiles with global reach. Tehran might frustrate American officials, but its tactics…

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New vs. real in the Middle East

BY YORAM ETTINGER— The New Middle East school of thought underlines the political correctness, but undermines the stability of the Real Middle East. This has been verified recently by Western support for the Arab Spring and the “march of democracy,” which has unleashed rampant violence on the Arab street. The New Middle Easterners call for…

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