Even as the diplomatic relationship between the two nations has deteriorated—particularly since the May 31 flotilla episode that set off a major crisis when Israeli commandos killed nine as they stopped a Gaza-bound aid ship—military ties have apparently not collapsed at the same rate. The [Israel Defense Forces] IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen.Continue Reading »
The list of goods banned according to the Wassenaar Arrangement includes weapons of any kinds, as well as dual-use goods “which could be used to develop, produce or to boost military capabilities.” Goods barred according to the Israeli law include technology or equipment which can be used by terror groups to produce weapons, suchContinue Reading »
Israelis also support the parameters, at 52%, an increase of 6% in support from 2009 and similar to polls taken from 2006-2008. However, neither side expects a Palestinian state to be formed in the next five years. Said the press release, “Despite the increase in willingness to compromise among the two publics, neither Palestinians norContinue Reading »
On shore, perimeters can easily be established around sensitive security sites and cameras can monitor nearly every square inch of an area. There's a lot more space to patrol at sea, and many of the best security measures—like cameras—aren't applicable there. Few land-oriented security systems are capable of creating an underwater security perimeter, which meansContinue Reading »
In addition, Defense Minister Ehud Barak is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, and sources say he may present him with the list as well. Israeli officials believe the main issue Netanyahu will discuss with Obama is the decision to move forward to direct talks with the Palestinians. After 15Continue Reading »
The PA Mufti made a similar accusation last month, when he told the PA daily newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida that Israel was planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to build its “alleged temple” on the ruins [May 22, 2010]. Both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (Fatah) have generated and sustained religious hatred by disseminatingContinue Reading »
Brothers Engineering Group was founded by Dr. Mohammed Salem, a pharmacist, businessman and social entrepreneur with Engineers without Borders. Salem, the company's CEO, has been in the wind business since 2006 and employs 15 people in Bethlehem. His company supplies wind turbines and solar solutions to the West Bank region.”Business collaboration in the area ofContinue Reading »
Peres was adamant in their meeting. He said, “Russia, the EU, and the US must spearhead additional measures and sanctions against Iran. We must not be naïve and must make heard a moral voice against this country, whose police hang in the streets those who are opposed to the regime and allows women to beContinue Reading »
In another episode, the same host interviewed the four-year-old son of a prisoner serving a 15-year sentence. She asked who imprisoned his father, and the boy answered, “The Jews.” As in the other interview, the host prompted the child: “The Jews are our enemies, right?” The boy nodded in response. It is worth noting thatContinue Reading »
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