These missiles can reach Ashdod and Beer Sheva—these are major Israeli cities. And I regret to say that some of them can reach now Tel Aviv, and very soon, the outskirts of Jerusalem. From the information we have, the planned shipments include weapons that can reach farther, even farther and deeper into Israel. Under internationalContinue Reading »
The three previous Security Council resolutions were unanimously approved, but this vote does not appear to be on the same track. Sources say 10 of the 15 states support additional sanctions, but the US is still trying to persuade Turkey, Lebanon, and Brazil among others. A majority of at least nine votes are needed forContinue Reading »
According to the Ma’an News Agency, Minister of Social Affairs in Gaza Ahmed Al Kurd told a news conference on Wednesday [June 2] they would not accept the aid until the flotilla activists detained after the incident were released. In addition, they would also not accept the items piecemeal. Meanwhile, one day after theContinue Reading »
The resolution was similar to comments from US deputy representative to the UN, Alejandro Wolff, who avoided critiquing Israel for the violence and implied the flotilla’s effort to break the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza was irresponsible. According to a transcript of his comments on the US Mission to the UN, Wolff said the USContinue Reading »
“So far we have sent dozens of trucks with cargo,” he said. Dudi Gofer, head of the Defense Ministry's international transportation unit, said that some 20 trucks had left for Gaza. According to Gofer, “The equipment arrived without any international regulations. We are now unloading it, identifying it and performing an x-ray and dog examination.Continue Reading »
The week will launch the Israel Breast Cancer Collaborative, a partnership between Komen and non-governmental organizations in Israel to enhance advocacy, awareness, screening and treatment of breast cancer in the country. Komen's first international research grant, 16 years ago, went to Israel. This trip is similar to those Komen has sponsored in recent years toContinue Reading »
“[Remember] Khaibar, Khaibar, oh Jews! The army of Muhammad will return!”? Khaibar is the name of the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad's army in 628. Many Jews were killed in that battle, which marked the end of Jewish presence in Arabia. There are Muslims who see that as a precursor to future wars against Jews. AtContinue Reading »
One of the soldiers who took part in the raid and broke his hand in the clash recounted the moments of horror when he and his comrades were assaulted by about 30 activists on board. “After every person came down (from the helicopter) three or four guys grabbed a hold of him and simply beatContinue Reading »
Said a statement on Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Web site, “This resolution is deeply flawed and hypocritical. It ignores the realities of the Middle East and the real threats facing the region and the entire world. It singles out Israel, the Middle East's only true democracy and the only country threatened with annihilation. YetContinue Reading »
The NTV network has been broadcasting images of injured passengers on board one of the ships since the morning hours. Some were evacuated on boats and helicopters. The al-Jazeera network reported that hundreds of soldiers took over the vessels taking part in the sail simultaneously. According to a reporter on one of the ships, theContinue Reading »
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