Egypt military promises to abide by Israel peace deal

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS— Egypt’s military rulers have promised the country will abide by its international agreements, a nod to allay concerns that Egypt’s peace deal with Israel could be threatened following the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The military has also asked the current government, appointed by Mubarak, to continue operating until a new…

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As the lies come crashing down

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— In the midst of the political turmoil engulfing Egypt and much of the Arab world, last month’s revelation that Pakistan has doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal over the past four years has been largely ignored. Nuclear proliferation analysts from the Federation of American Scientists and the Institute for Science…

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Facebook page urges Gazans to topple Hamas government

BY EMET REPORT A Facebook page created by anonymous people is calling on Palestinians to take part in mass protest against Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Friday. The page, titled Honor Revolution (Thauret al-Karama in Arabic), urges Gazans to take to the street after Muslim Friday prayers to topple the de-facto government of the…

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Can Obama maintain his Egypt tightrope act?

BY HOWARD LAFRANCHI, CSMONTIOR— The Obama administration is trying to maintain the balancing act it has pursued in Egypt, between political transition and stability, but a shaking tightrope — events on the ground — is raising questions about whether the current approach is tenable. A growing number of voices in the foreign policy community, find…

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Riding the tiger of Jew Hate

BY DAVID ISAAC, SHMUELKATZ.COM “Notwithstanding all internal feuds, rivalries, even mutual bloodletting, that have always marked inter-Arab relations, notwithstanding differences in nuances and in tactics, the destruction of the Jewish State remains the common ambition of all the Arab states.” — Shmuel Katz, (“Mutuality of Interests” (The Jerusalem Post, Aug. 26, 1983) “At the moment,…

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Carrot soufflé

*My sister has a magnet on her refrigerator that says “in this house carrot cake counts as a vegetable.”  If carrot cake counts then I imagine carrot soufflé counts as two vegetable servings!  My son is a semi-picky eater and I thought it wouldn’t hurt to occasionally sneak vegetables into some meals.  Granted as a house rule non-sneaky vegetables are…

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Obama's pressure on Mubarak could cost US regional influence

BY HOWARD LAFRANCHI President Obama has shifted increasingly over the past week toward the demand by Egypt’s anti-regime protesters that President Hosni Mubarak resign immediately. And as he has, a nagging question has dogged White House deliberations: What will be the impact on relations in the region — and on vital American interests — if…

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Quartet refuses to endorse unilateral state; PA upset

BY TOVAH LAZAROFF AND KHALED ABU TOAMEH, JPOST Palestinians said they were disappointed that the Quartet refused to heed their call for unilateral statehood and instead continued to throw its support behind a negotiated solution, when it met on Saturday in Germany. “Unilateral actions by either party cannot prejudge the outcome of negotiations and will not…

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: In Their Own Words

BY JONATHAN D. HALEVI, JCPA —- •The Muslim Brotherhood has taken a greater role in organizing the protest against the Egyptian regime as it unfolds its independent political agenda. Rashad al-Bayumi, the Brotherhood’s second-in-command, announced in an interview with Japanese TV that the group would join a transitional government in order to cancel the peace treaty between…

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