Ahmadinejad meets Nasrallah

by Herb Keinon, Jpost    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with Hizbullah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah at Iran’s embassy in Beirut on Thursday prior to departing Lebanon after a two day visit to the country, Hizbullah television station Al Manar reported. According to the report, the two leaders discussed a number of issues and Nasrallah…

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Ahmadinejad:'Zionists will not last long'

 by Jerusalem Post Staff Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave a speech to a crowd of thousands in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil on Thursday, telling his audience that “Lebanese resistance is more powerful than the swords of Zionists.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded to Ahmadinejad’s speech at Independence Hall in Tel Aviv on…

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High military alerts on Israel-Lebanon border

by Debkafile Towards the end of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s first day in Lebanon Wednesday Oct. 13, a high alert was declared in the Israeli, Syrian, Lebanese armies, the Hizballah militia and the UN peacekeeping force. The visitor was expected to further sharpen his tone and fire seriously belligerent rhetoric at Israel from the sites…

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Who are Israel's Friends?

by Jennifer Rubin, Commentary Magazine— On Friday, I looked at the results of a new poll surveying voters’ opinions on Israel and, more generally, the Middle East. While Americans remain overwhelmingly pro-Israel and are troubled by Obama’s approach to the Middle East, there are significant differences between sub-groups of Americans. In this post, I’ll focus…

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Who are Israel’s Friends?

by Jennifer Rubin, Commentary Magazine On Friday, I looked at the results of a new poll surveying voters’ opinions on Israel and, more generally, the Middle East. While Americans remain overwhelmingly pro-Israel and are troubled by Obama’s approach to the Middle East, there are significant differences between sub-groups of Americans. In this post, I’ll focus…

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Israeli MK plans surprise for Ahmadinejad

by Israel Today Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be in Lebanon on Wednesday, and is planning to visit the border fence with Israel, where he has promised to hurl a “symbolic stone” into the Jewish state to express his solidarity with those who fight against the “Zionist entity.” Druze-Israeli lawmaker Ayoub Kara (Likud) is preparing…

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Fearing civil war in Lebanon

by Amos Harel, Haaretz The latest reports from Lebanon describe a frightened country; the Lebanese are terrified about the prospect of a slide toward civil war. Several reports speculate that Beirut residents are arming themselves in expectation of a flare-up of violence between the two main antagonists in Lebanon today: Hezbollah and its allies on…

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Lieberman to EU: Solve your own problems

by Elad Benari Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman met with his French and Spanish counterparts, Bernard Kouchner and Miguel Moratinos, in Jerusalem on Sunday. During the meeting, Lieberman told the two: “Before you teach us how to resolve conflicts here, I expect at the very least that you solve all the problems in Europe.” Lieberman added…

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Lies of a peace process

by Joseph Puder, Frontpagemag.com The term “peace process,” writes William B. Quandt in Peace Process: American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict since 1967, began to be widely used “sometime in the mid-1970’s” to describe “the American-led efforts to bring about a negotiated peace between Israel and its neighbors.” As Quandt explained it, “The phrase is…

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Netanyahu Must Refute Obama's Assumption

by Amb. Yoram Ettinger George Mitchell, President Obama’s special envoy, is testing Prime Minister Netanyahu: Has he learned from past errors by repeating them – which would demolish his credibility – or by avoiding them, which would resurrect his domestic and international clout? In order to enhance his own clout and Israel’s posture of deterrence…

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