Mossad killed Iranian official

by Debkafile The Iranian-Israeli clandestine war is heating up. Just a day after Iran publicly hanged alleged Israeli spy Ali Akbar Siadat, hinting that at least one more Iranian national was due to be executed for working for the Mossad, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Middle East and Russia Affairs Mohammad Rauf Sheibani announced Wednesday,…

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West has three years to stop Iran's nuclear program

by Jerusalem Post Iran now is at least three years away from being able to produce a nuclear bomb because of technical problems and sanctions, Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon told Voice of Israel government radio Wednesday. Yaalon, a former IDF Chief of Staff and considered a leading “hawk” on Iran, said that “we are…

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Islamists Slaughter Christians, and Jews Are Blamed

by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary The recent wave of deadly attacks on Iraqi Christians must have cast a pall over Christmas celebrations worldwide this year. But one can’t help wondering whether it also prompted any soul-searching at the Vatican. After all, it was just two months ago that a synod of Middle East bishops proclaimed Israel…

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More than 19,000 Jews move to Israel in 2010

By The Associated Press Israeli officials say more than 19,000 Jewish immigrants came to Israel in 2010, a 16 percent increase over last year. The Jewish Agency handles immigration to Israel. It said in a statement Tuesday that about 7,700 immigrants came from the former Soviet Union. About half that many came from North America.…

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2010 Record Year for Tourism to Israel

by Chana Ya’ar, Arutz-7 The year 2010 set a record in tourism to Israel, according to the Ministry of Tourism, with 3.45 million arrivals registered. Statistics released Monday showed 26 percent more visitors than Israel had seen a year earlier, and 14 percent more than in 2008, Israel’s previous record-setting year. According to the ministry…

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Iran hangs 1 of 7 suspected spies for Israel

by Fars Iran has hanged one of seven suspected spies for supplying Israel with secrets on Iran’s missile programs, and the regime’s courts have sentenced a second man to death for “counter-revolutionary activities.” The regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrested seven people in October on charges of spying for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency. “These…

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Victory in Seattle

by Rich Truzpek, Frontpagemag A pro-Palestinian organization’s attempt to spread terrorist-enabling propaganda throughout the streets of Seattle was stopped dead in its tracks yesterday, thanks to quick reaction from outraged citizens and timely intervention by vigilant organizations like the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign had purchased ad space on twelve King…

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The wars of 2011

by Caroline Glick, JPost  On Sunday thousands of Israel haters gathered in Istanbul to welcome the Turkish-Hamas terror ship Mavi Marmara to the harbor. Festooned with Palestinian flags, the crowd chanted “Death to Israel,” “Down with Israel” and “Allah akbar” with Hizbullah-like enthusiasm. The Turkish protesters promised to stand on the side of Hamas when…

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Israel is ready if Gaza tensions escalate

by Jpost.com Israel “will not accept” rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip and is ready in the event that tensions further escalate in the area, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen.Gabi Ashkenazi said on Monday. Ashkenazi’s comments came during a meeting with Italian Chief of Defense Gen. Vincenzio Camporini at the Defense Ministry…

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Peres wishes Christian world 'profound' Christmas greetings

by Haaretz Service President Shimon Peres on Wednesday wished the Christian world a merry Christmas and a peaceful new year, as a children’s choir from the Latin Patriarchal School in Nazareth sang carols in honor of the upcoming Christmas holiday. “We would like to take this opportunity from here, from Jerusalem, to send out profound…

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US Jewish population larger than thought

by JTA The American Jewish population is larger than suspected, according to new estimates compiled by Brandeis University. The suburban Boston university’s Steinhardt Social Research Institute is estimating that there are some 6.5 million people in the United States who are either Jewish by religion or who self-identify as Jewish. The figure represents a 20…

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