Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Tensions Simmer on Temple Mount

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Tensions continued to simmer on the Temple Mount yesterday as Arab members of the Israeli government (Knesset) accused the Jewish state of instigating war over the highly contested religious sight.

Nuclear Iran

Poll: U.S. Jews Disapprove of Iran Nuke Deal, Overwhelmingly Reject It When Given More Info

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | American Jews disapprove of the nuclear deal with Iran, and overwhelmingly reject the deal when presented with more information on it, a new poll has found.

Secretary of State John Kerry

Kerry Snubs Israel for Upcoming Middle East Visit

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | In what appears to be a new low in US-Israel relations, US Secretary of State John Kerry, who will visit the Middle East next week to alleviate concerns among Washington's Gulf allies over the Iranian nuclear deal, will not visit Israel.

Saudi Arabian flag

Saudis Call for a Military Nuclear Program Within a Decade

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Following the July 14, 2015 announcement in Vienna of the Iran-P5+1 [US, China, UK, France, Russia plus Germany] Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA], the Saudi press featured numerous articles openly calling for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states to use the coming decade—the time frame of the JCPOA—to develop their own military nuclear program, against the nuclear threat that they say Iran will constitute after the agreement expires.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee

Iran Deal Akin to the Holocaust, Warns US Presidential Hopeful

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | The Obama administration’s efforts to obtain a nod of approval from the United States Congress for the Iran nuclear deal met with renewed criticism this week. Republican presidential hopeful, Mike Huckabee, spoke out strongly on behalf of Israel, stating that the agreement spelled disaster for the Jewish state comparable in scale to that of the Holocaust.

Captured Hamas weapons

No More Military Support from Iran, Says Hamas Official

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk on Monday repeated a statement voiced by leaders before, saying that Iran has ceased providing most of its financial assistance to the group.

IDF gives aid to typhoon victim

Israeli-born Filipina Fights to Save Lives in IDF

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Joanna Chris Arfon, 19, understands the importance of the unit in which she serves more than anyone else. When she enlisted in the IDF [Israel Defense Forces], Arfon, an Israeli of Filipino descent, asked to join the search and rescue unit of the Home Front Command, after soldiers from the unit saved her grandmother from a vicious typhoon that hit the Philippines.

Ayalon Highway

Hanging Garden to Cover Israel’s Busiest Highway

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Plans are in motion to give the Ayalon, Israel’s busiest thoroughfare, a massive makeover that will see its eight lanes and two railroads roofed over and covered with a stunning new park. This 60-acre, $525 million “hanging garden”—which will include sports and recreation areas, cycling trails and coffee shops—could turn the highway, an infamous source of pollution and noise, into a green oasis in the heart of Tel Aviv.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah

Hezbollah: How Israel’s No. 1 Enemy Is Preparing for the Next Lebanon War

Monday, 27 July 2015 | On Friday, May 15, a convoy of bright black vehicles left Beirut along with a number of off-road vehicles packed with uniformed fighters. The convoy turned east and drove quickly towards the Syrian border. They didn't raise too much attention among the passersby. Similar convoys of Hezbollah members have been entering the bleeding battlefields in Syria for the past two years. Only some of them will get to see Lebanon again.

Israel Ambassador Ron Prosor

Ten Years After Israel Left Gaza

Monday, 27 July 2015 | Editor’s Note: In August 2005, the State of Israel withdrew its citizens from the Gaza Strip, leaving the coastal enclave under independent Palestinian rule. Known officially as the “disengagement,” the initiative evacuated some 8,000 Israeli residents from approximately 21 communities, leaving behind family homes, businesses, infrastructure and the lives these residents had built.