Iran's Mullahs blame Mahmoud

By ILAN BERMAN, WSJ EUROPE— You’ve got to feel a little sorry for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. With his nuclear brinksmanship and inflammatory public rhetoric, Iran’s firebrand president is accustomed to hogging the international spotlight. But recent days have seen him making news for a different reason entirely. Ahmadinejad is now fighting for his political life against…

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IRGC: Drone photographed Dimona reactor

By RONI SHAKED, YNET— Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps is claiming that the drone that infiltrated Israeli airspace over the weekend completed its mission and photographed the Dimona reactor, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday. “The unmanned aircraft managed to photograph the Israeli atomic reactor in Dimona in its smallest details,” Al-Arabiya’s senior correspondent Najat Mohammed Ali said.…

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The Obama doctrine exposed

By DANIEL GREENFIELD, FRONTPAGE— On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took President Obama to task for his administration’s disastrous handling of American foreign policy, which has had catastrophic consequences — most recently in the form of the heinous attacks against our embassies in Libya and Egypt. To understand what happened in Benghazi or in…

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Abbas's plan to steal local elections

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— After repeated delays, Palestinians in the West Bank are scheduled to hold local elections on October 20 for 245 village councils and 98 municipalities. In recent weeks, the Fatah leadership has been working hard to ensure that its candidates win the local elections. Since the first free and democratic Palestinian…

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Netanyahu calls early elections 'as soon as possible'

By GIL HOFFMAN, JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced early elections on Tuesday evening, saying they must be held “as soon as possible.” In a televised press conference, Netanyahu said that following meetings with coalition partners earlier in the day, he had come to the conclusion that the current Knesset would not be possible to…

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Romney: US should be more assertive in Mideast

By YITZHAK BENHORIN, YNET— Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney assailed President Barack Obama’s foreign policy in a speech Monday, saying the risk of conflict in the Middle East has grown under the president’s leadership. With his speech at the Virginia Military Institute, Romney hoped to undo a string of foreign policy stumbles, taking aim at…

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How Hamas Terrorizes Gaza's Citizens

By JOSEPH PUDER, FRONTPAGMAG— The U.S., along with the European Union and Israel, considers the Palestinian Hamas regime ensconced in Gaza a terrorist organization primarily because of its use of suicide bombers and its covenant which vows to replace Israel with a Palestinian Islamist state by force of arms.  Hamas refuses to recognize Israel’s right…

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Romney Channels George W. Bush's Middle East Policy

By DANIEL PIPES— Mitt Romney gave a generally fine speech today on the Middle East. Sensibly, he criticized the Obama administration for its Benghazi shenanigans, for the “daylight” with Israel, fecklessness vis-à-vis Tehran, and the cuts in military spending. Very justifiably, he called it “time to change course in the Middle East.” But I worry…

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On the Temple Mount: Forces for good in a hostile world

By GIULIO MEOTTI, ARUTZ 7— Warning against wearing a prayer shawl has become a common practice in Europe, where today Jews hide their own identity and sidle along the walls like snakes. Can Israel accept that this happens  on Judaism’s most holy site, the Temple Mount? Excepting that of Likud faction leader Moshe Feiglin, their…

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Israel intelligence: Jihadi Attacks from Crumbling Syria

By YAAKOV LAPPIN, GATESTONE— As Israel’s military watches Syrian sovereignty crumble and scores of militant groups form in the resulting vacuum, it is on alert for jihadi terrorist attacks from Syria. The working assumption in Israeli defense circles is that sooner or later, Assad will fall, and Israel will have to deal with whatever will…

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Report: Israeli warplanes set off sonic booms over Lebanon

By ISRAEL HAYOM-— Several Israeli warplanes violated Lebanon’s airspace Sunday, according to Lebanese media outlets, flying over the country’s southern region and setting off sonic booms in a possible response to Saturday’s violation of Israeli airspace by an unmanned drone which Israel has speculated was launched by Hezbollah. Residents in the eastern area of south…

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