PA FM condemns Israel's 'Judaization' of Jerusalem

by JPost Staff  Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki condemned the “land rush” and “Judaization” of Jerusalem, in an interview with Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on Thursday. After Wednesday’s Arab League economic summit, Malki commented to Asharq that Israel has turned the Shepherd Hotel into an outpost. “The occupation’s land rush in Sheikh Jarrah in…

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German think tank told US to sabotage Iran

by Emet Report A German think tank recommended to the US that a “policy of covert sabotage” should be adopted against Iran’s nuclear program, a WikiLeaks document released on Tuesday revealed. In a meeting with US officials in Berlin in January 2010, Volker Perthes, director of Germany’s government-funded Institute for Security and International Affairs, said…

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Is peace possible in the Middle East?

by David Solway, Pajamas Media The Middle East “peace process,” as in Macbeth’s great soliloquy, “creeps on this petty pace from day to day,” depleting its innumerable tomorrows and leading to nothing but misery and despair. It has only “lighted fools/The way to dusty death” and to failure after failure, being quite definitely “a tale/Told…

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Koshari

*Koshari is the traditional Egyptian meal.  It’s served in every restaurant, at every dinner table, and sold by any Cairo street vendor. Koshari is a very strange combination of noodles, rice, lentils, fried onions and chili sauce.   Don’t be thrown by the ingredient list.  For whatever reason this all-in-one meal is addicting.  I love traveling in Egypt and…

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Did you know Israel has med schools for American students?

Book Review There are a growing number of physicians practicing in the United States and around the world who learned their profession in the same desert heat as the Hebrew patriarch, Abraham. They are graduates of the Medical School for International Health (MSIH), a fiercely innovative MD program at Ben Gurion University of the Negev…

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Hariri indictment important for Lebanon

by Associated Press The prosecutor who filed his first indictment in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri hailed the move Tuesday as a landmark in efforts to end impunity for political slayings in the strife-torn country. Canadian prosecutor Daniel Bellemare said in a video statement that the confidential indictment at the UN-backed…

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Israeli Test on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

by William J. Broad, John Markoff, and David E. Sanger, WorldnetDaily  The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel’s never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal. Over the past two years, according to intelligence and military experts familiar with…

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WikiLeaks: Iran searching for nuclear bomb materials

by Reuters Iran has been developing contacts in more than 30 countries to acquire technology, equipment and raw materials needed to build a nuclear bomb, a Norwegian newspaper said on Sunday, citing US diplomatic cables. Aftenposten said that according to the cables, obtained by WikiLeaks, more than 350 Iranian companies and organizations were involved in…

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Nasrallah: US and Israel caused Lebanese gov't collapse

by JPOST Staff   Hizbullah Leader Hassan Nasrallah discussed the international probe into the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, blaming Israel and the US for the Lebanese government’s fall, in a televised speech on Sunday. Nasrallah accused Hariri’s son, Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri, of acting under “heavy American influence.” He explained that there…

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7 South American states recognize Palestinian state

by al Jazeera Following Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile, Guyana has become the seventh South American nation to recognize an independent Palestinian state, Al Jazeera reported on Thursday. In a statement by the country’s Foreign Ministry, Guyana’s said it hoped “that the increasing recognition of the state of Palestine will contribute to a…

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Video: Netanyahu says Iran has been "unmasked"

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu conducted on Tuesday his annual meeting with the international press. During his address, Netanyahu reviewed some of the main events which have taken place over the last year. He began by discussing Iran, describing 2009 as a year in which Iran was unmasked and adding that the unmasking continued in 2010.

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Video: Interview with world expert on anti-Semitism

In an interview to Israel National News TV, the Director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA), who has also authored “A Lethal Obsession: Antisemitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad” (named ‘Best Book of 2010’ by The Journal for the Study of Antisemitism), said that he believes that “anti-Semitism…

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