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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Palestinian state by Septemeber 2011

by Hossam Ezzedine, AFP Most of the world’s nations will announce recognition of a Palestinian state by September 2011, Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki said on Sunday. “The majority of the international community will recognise an independent Palestinian state” by September, Malki told a group of Palestinian journalists in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Malki…

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Iran airs 'Mossad assassin's' full confession

by Dudi Cohen, YNetnews.com The Islamic Republic’s official news agency on Thursday aired the full interview it held with the young man who admitted to murdering a nuclear scientist last year. Majid Jamali Fash described at length his visit to Tel Aviv and Herzliya, the training he received at Mossad headquarters and the day of…

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Talks on new Lebanon government to start Monday

by Mariam Karouny, Reuters Lebanese leaders agreed on Thursday to start talks next week on rebuilding a government after Hezbollah walked out of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s coalition, testing political faultlines across the Middle East. Monday’s first meeting will launch a process. But few think a new cabinet likely until compromise is found in the dispute…

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New Palestinian conspiracy theories

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch Blaming Israel, the Jews and America for the Arab world’s problems, is a recurring theme of Palestinian ideology. The latest Palestinian Authority libel accuses Israel of involvement in major international conspiracies to undermine Arab and Muslim countries, from Yemen to Sudan, all in order to…

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Lebanon in crisis: Hizballah quits government, US-French buildup, Israel on standby

DEBKAFILE —  With backing from Tehran, Hizballah and its Christian ally Michel Aoun abruptly quit the Lebanese unity government Wednesday, Jan. 12, in a move that could pave the way for their seizure of power in Beirut. They struck as the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s prosecutor Daniel Bellemare prepared to hand over to the pre-trial…

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PM disagrees with claim that Iran won't get bomb until 2015

by Herb Keinon, JPost Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stepped back on Tuesday from former Mossad head Meir Dagan’s appraisal that Iran will not get nuclear weapons until the middle of the decade. These were “only” intelligence assessments and should be seen as such, he said. “I think that intelligence estimates are exactly that, estimates,” Netanyahu…

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Giffords' Judaism noted as alleged attacker's motive

by Nina Amir, Examiner.com A U.S. Department of Homeland Security memo reportedly notes that Gabrielle Giffords is Jewish in describing the motives of the Arizona congresswoman’s alleged assailant. The memo, obtained by Fox News Channel, says that Jared Lee Loughner, the man who was arrested, for shooting Giffords,  mentioned American Renaissance, an extremist anti-immigrant group,…

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Hamas Lowers Profile as Israeli Ministers Warn of Cast Lead II

 by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, Arutz 7 Hamas has begun to shift the blame to other terrorist groups for the escalation of attacks, as three Israel Cabinet ministers say a second Operation Cast Lead is on the horizon. Meanwhile, the IDF bombed more Hamas targets in Gaza overnight, scoring direct hits on two terrorist sites. After…

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Muslim Apartheid Targets Christians as well as Jews in the Middle East

by Jim Sinkinson, FLAME Did you know that Jesus was a Palestinian martyr? Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat often claimed that “Jesus was the first Palestinian shahid (martyr).” Not only do the Palestinians deny Jesus’s Jewishness, they also attempt to rob him of his Christianity. On Palestinian Authority TV this past Christmas Eve, a program…

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Netanyahu defends construction in Jerusalem

by Attila Somfalvi, YNetnews.com The Prime Minister’s Office on Monday issued a statement following Sunday’s demolition of the Shepherd Hotel in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, denying any connection to the event in a bid to curb global criticism. “Yesterday’s activities at the Shepherd Hotel were conducted by private people in accordance with…

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Population in Judea/Samaria grows despite the freeze

by Hillel Fendel, Arutz 7 The Central Bureau of Statistics has released the most recent population statistics of Judea and Samaria (Yesha), indicating yet another nation-leading growth rate. Despite the ten months of construction freeze that ended in September, the Jewish population in Judea and Samaria grew by more than 4.5 percent in the course…

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Israeli soldier dead, 8 wounded as Gaza violence escalates

by Israel Today An Israeli soldier was killed and four other soldiers were wounded by friendly fire while battling Hamas terrorists on Friday night along the Gaza security fence, and area that is seeing a significant rise in violence. The soldiers spotted a Hamas cell planting bombs along the fence. A team of infantry soldiers…

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