Palestinian mortar targets Israeli kindergarten

by AFP Palestinian militants fired a mortar round from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday narrowly missing a kindergarten in a kibbutz in southern Israel, the military said, as Jews prepared to mark their New Year. There were no casualties or damage from the mortar fire against the collective settlement several kilometres (a few miles) from…

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Iran possesses 2.8 tons of uranium

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, Arutz 7 Iran continues to snub the United Nations and has produced 2.8 tons of enriched uranium, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported Monday. Iran previously enriched uranium to a five percent grade, but increased the purification level to nearly 20 percent last February. U.S. President Obama has claimed that…

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Oren: Israel is offering gestures, not a freeze extension

by Hilary Leila Krieger Israel is offering the Palestinians gestures in place of extending the settlement moratorium in hopes of keeping them in peace negotiations once the freeze expires, Israel’s top US envoy said Friday. Both Israelis and Palestinians are anxious to avoid being blamed for sabotaging direct talks which started just Thursday. Palestinian Authority…

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Blame game on the horizon

by Moshe Arens, Haaretz This time it’s not going to be deja vu. The negotiations between Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas, promoted and orchestrated by Barack Obama, will not be anything like the negotiations that took place during sixteen years, successively, between Yitzhak Rabin, Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, on the Israeli side, and Yasser Arafat. Arafat…

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Israel concedes Jerusalem before negotiations even begin

by Aaron Klein, World Net Daily Ahead of the start of today’s Mideast summit in Washington, the Israeli government publicly conceded sections of Jerusalem will become part of a Palestinian state while holy sites would be governed by a “special regime.” Speaking in an interview with Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Defense Minister Ehud Barak outlined a…

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The Ostrich Accords

by David Isaac, ShmuelKatz.com This month is “Black September” according to one Israeli diplomat quoted by the Washington Times. Legal challenges in European courts, UN resolutions, International Atomic Energy Agency pressures – the calendar is filled with “political landmines.” At the center of this minefield lies the resumption of the ‘peace talks’. For those looking…

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Netanyahu's Tightrope In Washington

by David Essing With U.S. President Barack Obama presiding, Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are set to launch New peace talks in Washington on Sept.2nd. However, a major clash is threatening to torpedo this latest peace effort. Netanyahu has said he is committed to start rebuilding in Israeli settlements in…

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