Israeli gas, Iranian Missles, and the Russian Price Tag

By ROTEM SELLA, GATESTONE INSTITUTE— In the on-going debate over an Israeli attack on Iran, attention has largely focused over the last few weeks on Israel and America, for good reason. But what about Russia? A very senior person in the Israeli gas industry tells me: “The Russians have been poking around here for a…

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Khamenei: 'Tumor' of Israel is world's biggest problem

By AFP– The “cancerous tumor” of Israel is the biggest problem confronting Muslim countries today, Iran’s supreme leader said on Sunday, repeating an epithet slammed just days earlier by UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US and EU officials. In a speech marking Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Ayatollah Ali…

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Oren: 'Israeli attack on Iran won't create a rift with the US'

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Michael Oren tells Israel Hayom that if Israel attacks Iran, the Jewish state will receive widespread support from ordinary Americans and Congress, while President Barack Obama “will continue to recognize our right to defend ourselves on our own” • Meanwhile, former Israel Air Force head says U.S. military…

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How Palestinians keep shooting themselves in the foot

By HISHAM JARALLAH, GATESTONE INSTITUTE— Instead if using the billions of dollars that were given to them by Americans and Europeans to create new jobs, the PLO leadership stole most of the funds and later blamed Israel for damaging the Palestinian economy. As the Arab countries continue to impose strict employment restrictions on Palestinians, Israel…

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Video: 'Tel Aviv is cool but Jerusalem is Israel's capital'

The British broadcast authority, which has often been charged with bias against Israel, listed “East Jerusalem” as the capital for the “Palestinian Olympic team” while leaving Israel listed without a capital. After Israel and Jews around the world complained, the BBC partly corrected its mistake and stated that Israel’s “seat of government is Jerusalem” while…

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Its not about Palestine, its about Israel

By VIC ROSENTHAL, FRESNO ZIONISM— The single greatest misconception about the conflict between Israel and its neighbors is that it’s about the Palestinians. A corollary to this is the idea that creating a Palestinian state would be a step toward peace. Focusing on the relations between Israel and the Palestinians turns the conflict inside out.…

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Israel shifts defense focus after Arab Spring

By PAUL COLSEY, CNN— Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a major review of the country’s defense strategy on Wednesday, as the embattled regional power tries to adapt to a post-Arab Spring world. Netanyahu took the rare step of summoning the entire Cabinet to discuss the new five-year strategy, his office said. “We must be…

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'Diplomacy with Iran has failed; it's time for important decisions

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Responding to remarks by U.S. officials that an Israeli attack would only delay Iran’s procurement of nuclear weapons, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren says “one, two, three, four years are a long time in the Middle East” Israel would be willing to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities, even if doing so…

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Where does Paul Ryan stand on Israel?

By MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate earlier this week has shaken up the race for the White House. With his youthful demeanor, impressive command of policy and affable personality, the Wisconsin congressman’s appeal extends far beyond the traditional Republican base. Indeed, initial polls…

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