INTERNATIONAL PULSE

Period: January 2015
 

ISRAEL, THE MIDDLE EAST & ASIA


 
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OBAMA 'WITHHOLDING INTEL FROM NETANYAHU'
Pentagon source says curb doesn't extend to military cooperation
F. Michael Maloof - WND - Published: 2.19.2015 - According to the Defense sources, Obama administration officials claim Netanyahu has used intelligence regarding the talks selectively to promote his political standing at home in the face of March 3 elections and to undermine U.S. initiatives toward Iran.
The White House last week began to limit the details and the scope of information it had been sharing with the Jewish state on the talks, even though representatives from the U.S. and Israel continue to meet on a weekly basis,
according to one senior Israeli official. The scope of the information exchanged is at a “lower resolution,” the official said.
The Israeli daily Haaretz reported the Obama administration has concluded Netanyahu has an “irreconcilable” conflict of interest regarding the Iranian nuclear program. The P5+1 countries foresee constraining Iran’s nuclear program through an agreement by limiting its uranium enrichment capabilities under strict monitoring.
Netanyahu, however, doesn’t want an agreement. Instead, he wants the U.S. to take military action against Iranian nuclear facilities. Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2015/02/obama-withholding-intel-from-netanyahu

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NETANYAHU'S TRUE ELECTORAL RIVAL
By Jerusalem Post (Israel) February 20, 2015 6:50 am - If Netanyahu's speech is a success, Obama's foreign policy will be indefensible. Officially, the election on March 17 is among Israelis. Depending on how we vote, either Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will remain in office and form the next government led by his Likud party, or Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni will form a government. But unofficially, a far greater electoral drama is unfolding. The choice is not between Netanyahu and Herzog/Livni. It is between Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama.
As the White House sees it, if Herzog/Livni form the next government, then Jerusalem will dance to Obama's tune. If Netanyahu is reelected, then the entire edifice of Obama's Middle East policy may topple and fall.
Secretary of State John Kerry made clear the administration's desire to topple Netanyahu last spring during his remarks before the Trilateral Commission. It was during that memorable speech that Kerry libeled Israel, claiming that we would automatically and naturally become an apartheid state if we didn't give Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria to the PLO, Jew free, as quickly as possible.
http://www.gopusa.com/freshink/2015/02/20/netanyahus-true-electoral-rival/?current=1

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PM HIRES TOP LAWYER, READIES FOR CRIMINAL PROBE OF SPENDING
Ex-caretaker claims to have incriminating evidence against Netanyahu, wife on financial impropriety at official residence
By JONATHAN BECK - Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks came a day after the Obama administration said it is keeping some specifics from Israel because it fears the close US ally has leaked sensitive information to try to scuttle the talks — and will continue to do so. “We know that Tehran knows the details of the talks. Now I tell you that Israel also knows the details of the Netanyahu: 'What is there to hide' in Iran deal? | The Times of Israel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he knows the details of the deal being forged with Iran over its nuclear program, asking “What is there to hide?” after the US said it was withholding some information on the talks.
proposed agreement,” Netanyahu said during a speech at the Public Security Ministry in Lod Thursday.
“I think this is a bad agreement that is dangerous for the state of Israel, and not only for it. If anyone thinks otherwise what is there to hide here?” he said.
The prime minister’s remarks echoed similar statements he made Wednesday during a meeting with US Senator David Perdue (R-GA): “The Iranians of course know the details of that proposal and Israel does too… So when we say that the current proposal would lead to a bad deal, a dangerous deal, we know what we’re talking about, Senator.”
Netanyahu has angered the White House with his open opposition to a deal he believes threatens Israel’s existence, and by accepting a Republican invitation to address Congress about Iran in early March without consulting the White House, a breach of diplomatic protocol.
Continued: http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-what-is-there-to-hide-in-iran-deal

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WEEKEND POLLS FIND LIKUD, ZIONIST UNION TIED
Netanyahu-led right-wing bloc appears to have better prospect of building coalition; voters unfazed by spending allegations against PM.
By Times of Israel staff February 20, 2015, 6:26 pm - Likud and Zionist Union remained neck and neck in several polls published Friday, with the two leading parties taking roughly 20 percent of the vote apiece in the March 17 elections, and Likud support not markedly harmed by allegations of spending abuse by the Netanyahus detailed in a State Comptroller’s report. Continued: http://www.timesofisrael.com/weekend-polls-find-likud-zionist-union-tied/

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PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID HE WILL VETO ANY NEW SANCTIONS BILL THAT THREATENS TO UNDO THIS [DIPLOMATIC] PROGRESS IN IRAN AND THE STATE OF OBAMA-LAND

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ECONOMICS WILL DECIDE THE ISRAELI ELECTION IN NETANYAHU'S FAVOR
February 6, 2015 3:31 pm Author: avatar Gidon Ben-zvi - David Ben-Gurion Gidon Ben-zvi Isaac Hertzog Israel Economy Israel socialist Israel start up nation netanyahu israel economy Tzipi Livni. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said reported progress on Iran's nuclear talks were being made on Tehran's terms. Photo: Cherie Cullen.
Forget Hezbollah, Hamas, Abbas, and Iran: the primary driver in Israel’s upcoming elections is the high cost of living. Recent polls have consistently shown that domestic policy and economics, rather than security and Palestinian peacemaking, are what most Israelis will be thinking about when they cast their votes on March 17.
With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bedrock issue, national security, no longer the focus of many voters, the Zionist Camp smells blood. The left-center bloc led by opposition Labor leader Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni is campaigning hard to persuade stressed out Israelis that the era of sky-high rents, stagnant salaries, and limited job opportunities will end once Netanyahu is sent packing. Continued:
http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/02/06/economics-will-decide-the-israeli-elections-in-netanyahus-favor/

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ISRAELI AMBASSADOR FEARS VP BIDEN AND OTHERS WILL SKIP NETANYAHU ADDRESS TO CONGRESS
February 4, 2015 2:25 pm Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, has met with senior Jewish Democrats on Capitol Hill following reports that Vice President Joe Biden and other leading Democrats may skip Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress next month amid growing tension between the Israeli Prime Minister and the White House. Dermer, Israel’s American-born envoy to the U.S. since 2013, met with Reps. Jerry Nadler, Nita Lowey and Steve Israel of New York; Jan Schakowsky of Illinois; Sander Levin of Michigan; and Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, Politico reported. The seven met for about an hour in Israel’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building. The congressman’s office confirmed that the meeting took place and that it was “spirited.” Continued: http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/02/04/israeli-ambassdor-dermer-meets-senior-jewish-democrats-
amid-fears-vp-biden-and-others-will-skip-netanyahu-address-to-congress/


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OBAMA-LINKED GROUP FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST NETANYAHU PARTY, ALLEGES 'INCITEMENT'
By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 4, 2015
A campaign organization guided by a top Obama political strategist and working to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has filed a police complaint alleging “incitement” against his ruling Likud party.
The Israeli press reported that the complaint filed by the anti-Netanyahu group Victory 2015, or V15, whose operatives include Obama 2012 national field director Jeremy Bird, stems from an anti-V15 film entitled, “The NGO affair 2015.” In its complaint, V15 officials said the film, distributed by Likud, shows a “keffiyeh-clad illustration making the V for victory sign next to the number 15 in blood-red,” said the Israeli newspaper Haaretz in a Wednesday article. The volley follows a Likud press conference Sunday announcing that the party has filed a campaign-finance complaint against V15 accusing the group of breaking Israeli campaign-finance laws by accepting illegal contributions from foreign donors. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/4/obama-linked-group-files-complaint-netanyahu-party/


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IRANIAN WEBSITE PUTS NETANYAHU'S SONS IN CROSSHAIRS netas_sons.jpg
Jan. 26, 2015 9:55am Sharona Schwartz
The article included “a detailed text of intelligence plan” about the Netanyahu sons’ recent activities, but Jerusalem Online pointed out that it appeared to have been information lifted from Wikipedia.
Last week’s airstrike on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights killed 12 Hezbollah and Iranian military officials, including Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Mohammed Allahdadi and senior Hezbollah commander Jihad Mughniyeh.
It is unclear if Israel knew the Iranian general was in the convoy that was struck in advance of the attack.
Israel’s Channel 10 reported that Israel sent a message to Iran through Russia indicating it was not interested in a wider escalation. Israel viewed the airstrike as self-defense, because Hezbollah was reportedly expanding its military infrastructure to the Golan to use one day against Israeli communities over the border.
The Times of Israel quoted a report in Israel’s Channel 2 which said Hezbollah was setting up a “substantial” new terrorism infrastructure in the Golan that could be used for kidnappings and rocket attacks against Israelis. Until now, Hezbollah has launched its attacks on Israeli territory from Lebanon. Continued:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/01/26/iranian-website-puts-netanyahus-sons-in-crosshairs

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MEET OBAMA ORGANIZER WORKING TO BOOT BIBI
Mentored by disciple of notorious radical Saul Alinsky
Published: 2.3.2015 - WND - TEL AVIV – Jeremy Bird, the national field director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, specializes in the revolutionary tactics infamously pioneered by radical community organizer Saul Alinsky.
WND has found that Bird was schooled by a key figure in Alinksy’s organizing movement and that he has since been involved in scores of progressive political campaigns seeking to fundamentally transform the U.S.
Bird has played a central role in a major organizing effort attempting to make Texas a swing state; in a political super PAC created to draft Hillary Clinton to the 2016 ticket; and an international anti-gun effort founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, among many others.
Now Bird is taking his wildly successful Chicago-esque, Alinsky brand of community organizing to Tel Aviv, where the field specialist has been making headlines for his paid consultancy to V15, an Israeli organization working to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the general elections here in March.
V15 hired Bird’s firm, 270 Strategies, to oversee the Israeli group’s field and organizing efforts.
Israeli political campaigns are relatively unsophisticated compared to the political organizing machines that were the hallmarks of Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential bids. Bird’s field tactics, if deployed here in full force, have the potential to revolutionize the Israeli left’s organizing abilities.
In a sit-down interview with WND at V15’s campaign headquarters last week, the group’s founder, Nimrod Dweck, conceded that Israelis lack organizing skills and that Bird and his firm have been central to divining V15’s field operations or America, had 631 offices in swing states alone, compared to challenger Mitt Romney’s 282.
According to Politico, Obama’s grassroots network — led by 270 Strategies’ Bird and Mitch Stewart — encompassed “10,000 neighborhood team leaders, 30,000 core team members and 2 million volunteers.”
Bird’s re-election team reportedly utilized publicly available information on voters, collecting as many as “500 data points on a single voter, from his reading habits to his opinions on the economy,” according to a 2013 Bloomberg profile.
Bird helped to pioneer what the campaign called “Airwolf,” named after a 1980s TV series that centered on a high-tech military helicopter that engaged in espionage and data collection efforts.
For example, Bloomberg documented, “If a voter cared about bringing home troops from Afghanistan, and also worried about the economy, the campaign sent that voter the name of an Obama supporter she would know and provided more information to try to move her to the president.
“It was auto-generated and coded, and came from campaign headquarters even though, to the recipient, it looked like it came from their peer,” added Bloomberg. Alinsky trainer
http://www.wnd.com/2015/02/meet-obama-organizer-working-to-boot-netanyahu/

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YEMENI AL-QAEDA SAYS FRANCE REPLACED U.S. AS ‘MAIN ENEMY OF ISLAM’
Published January 31, 2015 Al-Qaeda in Yemen says France has surpassed the US to become the main enemy of Islam. The group says the US has been “weakening” in recent years, and also claims to be behind the recent terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo journalists in Paris. The announcement was made by Ibrahim al-Rubaish in an audio message that was published on YouTube. It claimed that with the “weakening” of the United States over the past few years, France has surpassed the US in the “war on Islam,” AFP reported. Coninued:
http://rt.com/news/228183-yemen-qaeda-france-enemy/


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THE CASE AGAINST THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT INVESTIGATING ISRAEL
Algemeiner.com - Friday, January 23rd - In 2012 my friend and colleague Luis Moreno Ocampo, who was then the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ruled correctly that “Palestine could not be recognized as a ‘state.’” He now appears to agree with his successor’s conclusion that “Palestine could now join the Rome statute,” presumably as a state. I respectfully disagree.
How can an entity become a state, for purposes of joining the ICC, without boundaries? The assumption seems to be that the pre-June 1967 armistice lines now constitute the de jure, if not the de facto, boundaries of the Palestinian state, despite the reality that even the Palestinian Authority seems to understand that there will never be a return to those artificial boundaries. If the Palestinian “state,” as accepted by the Rome statute, were to be defined by the pre-1967 truce lines, it would follow that the Western Wall and its plaza – Judaism’s most sacred area – is “occupied territory” and any Israeli who moved into that area would be a war criminal, as would Israeli leaders who allowed Israeli Jews to pray at this holy place. The same would be true of Hebrew University, on Mt. Scopus, because its access road was captured by Jordan during Israel’s War of Independence and was thus not a de facto part of Israel before June of 1967.
Likewise with the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem, in which Jews have lived for thousands of years but which was captured and viciously destroyed by Jordan during the 1948 war. The same is true of Gilo, Ma’ale Adumin and other suburbs of Jerusalem, which Palestinian leaders have long acknowledged would remain part of Israel in any negotiated resolution, despite being beyond the Green Line. Moreover, land swaps, which will be part of any negotiated solution, would make some areas that are now part of pre-1967 Israel, part of a Palestinian State, and some areas that are now outside the Green Line, part of Israel. These shifting boundaries pose an especially daunting problem in the context of Palestinian claims – which they have vowed to bring to the ICC –that it is a war crime to allow Israelis to live in occupied areas when so many areas of alleged occupation are disputed, fluid and subject to future land swaps. Moreover resolution 242 of the Security Counsel contemplated that Israel would retain some – though how much was never decided – of the land it lawfully captured in the defensive war against Jordan in 1967. Continued:
http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/01/23/the-case-against-the-international-criminal-court-investigating-israel/

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ISIS BAITING ISRAEL IN PLOY TO GAIN ARAB RECRUITS
January 15, 2015 - F. MICHAEL MALOOF - Recent pledges of allegiance to ISIS from Sunni jihadi groups in the Syrian Golan Heights and from Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula have ISIS poised to attack Israel from the north and south.
As WND recently revealed, Israel has been downplaying criticism of ISIS, because it views Hezbollah and its backers in Iran as the greater threat to its security. There also are reports that Israeli hospitals have been tending to wounded ISIS fighters from the Shuhada al-Yarmuk Martyrs Brigade, located near the Jordanian-Israeli border.
Israel has increased defenses in the Golan Heights opposite Syria, where the al-Yarmuk Martyrs Brigade and two other jihadist groups operate.
In addition to the Shuhada al-Yarmuk Martyrs Brigade, the other jihadist groups in the Golan Heights are the Abu Mohammed Al-Tilawi Brigade and Bayf al-Maqdis, all centered near Derra in southern Syria. Some of their fighters already have taken up positions just a few miles from Israel’s northern border. Continued: http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2015/January15/155.html

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WILD CHEERS FOR PROPOSED INVASION OF ISRAEL FROM NATO ALLY
January 15, 2015 - LEO HOHMANN - Turkish and Palestinian flags fluttered like angry birds in a crowd of thousands of people chanting “Allahu Akbar!” and “Down with Israel!”
The chants grew more exuberant as the hulking, bearded man on the speaker’s platform assured them that “God willing, we will liberate Jerusalem together.”
The speaker was Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and his audience was Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, gathered for its annual meeting Dec. 27 at a convention hall in Konya, the hometown of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
The Turkish prime minister introduced the Hamas leader and then took a seat in the front row, cheering and clapping for the radical Islamist statements being made by Meshaal.
“As Turkey for centuries was the main defender of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque, likewise with you are the center of the Muslim Umma (Muslim nation) which will carry on the mission of liberating Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque,” Meshaal told the crowd in an address that received almost no major media coverage. “Know this, that strong Turkey is the strength of Palestine and of Jerusalem. Turkey is the strength that represents all Muslims.”
Continued: http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2015/January15/154.html

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NEW PALESTINIAN BID CALLS FOR EAST JERUSALEM CAPITAL, ‘JUST' SOLUTION
Draft resolution submitted to Security Council by Jordan after Arab ambassadors endorse changed language; US says it can’t support move
By AP and Times of Israel staff December 30, 2014, 8:51 am 97 Newsroom
(Israel’s population at 8.3 million at close of 2014)
A draft resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines within three years and revised to include language declaring East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state was presented to the UN Security Council late Monday.
Arab ambassadors endorsed the Palestinian amendments to the resolution, while Washington said it would not support the move.
The draft resolution, obtained by The Associated Press, affirms the urgent need to achieve “a just, lasting and comprehensive peaceful solution” to the decades-old Palestinian-Israeli conflict within 12 months and sets a December 31, 2017 deadline for Israel’s occupation to end.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-palestinian-bid-calls-for-e-jerusalem-capital-just-solution


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MIDEAST QUARTET TO MEET AFTER FAILED PA STATEHOOD BID
US, UN, EU and Russia will discuss options for reviving peace process; Arab states decide to push new UN resolution
By AFP January 15, 2015, 11:43 pm 3 - Envoys from the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia will meet later this month to discuss the next steps to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, officials said Thursday.
The gathering of the Middle East diplomatic quartet will take place January 26 in Brussels to discuss ways of reviving the peace process after the Palestinians failed to win UN Security Council approval of a resolution on ending the Israeli occupation.
“The Quartet envoys will meet at the end of this month to discuss the way ahead,” US Ambassador Samantha Power told the Security Council.
Envoys from the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia will meet later this month to discuss the next steps to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, officials said Thursday.
The gathering of the Middle East diplomatic quartet will take place January 26 in Brussels to discuss ways of reviving the peace process after the Palestinians failed to win UN Security Council approval of a resolution on ending the Israeli occupation.
“The Quartet envoys will meet at the end of this month to discuss the way ahead,” US Ambassador Samantha Power told the Security Council.
The 15-member council last month rejected a resolution on Palestinian statehood that set a 2017 deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian-claimed territories.
The United States and Australia voted against, but China, France and Russia were among eight countries that backed the resolution, leaving it just one vote short of the nine required for adoption.
Meanwhile, Arab foreign ministers gathered in Cairo decided to make another attempt to win approval for a UN resolution on ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories. Continued: http://www.timesofisrael.com/mideast-quartet-to-meet-after-failed-pa-statehood-bid/


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KULANU CANDIDATE: ZIONISM CREATED THE PALESTINIANS
Yoav Galant calls for evacuation of settlements outside of major blocs, and increased construction inside them
By Marissa Newman February 3, 2015, 9:15 am 24 - A former IDF general who is set to become a Knesset member with the centrist Kulanu party said on Monday night that Zionism “created” the Palestinians.
In an address in Jerusalem, Yoav Galant, who is number 2 on Kulanu’s Knesset list, outlined his terms for a peace agreement with the Palestinians, calling for the evacuation of settlements outside the major blocs, and increased construction within the blocs.
Echoing stances expressed by the leader of his party, former Likud minister Moshe Kahlon, Galant also rejected any Palestinian right of return, as well as any concessions on Jerusalem, and insisted that any future Palestinian state must be demilitarized.
Continued: http://www.timesofisrael.com/kulanu-candidate-zionism-created-the-palestinians/

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UN CHIEF SAYS PALESTINIANS TO JOIN ICC ON APRIL 1
After PA signs Rome Statute, Ban Ki-moon confirms Palestine will become member of war crimes tribunal
By AP and Stuart Winer January 7, 2015, 6:21 am 24 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.
The Palestinians submitted the documents ratifying the Rome Statute that established the court on Friday, the last formal step to becoming a member of the world’s permanent war crimes tribunal.
The move followed the Palestinians’ failure to win a UN Security Council majority for a resolution imposing a three-year time limit for a full Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines in the West Bank and Jerusalem. In a statement posted on the UN’s treaty website, the secretary-general said “the statute will enter into force for the State of Palestine on April 1, 2015.” He said he was acting as the “depositary” for the documents of ratification.
The Palestinian move has drawn threats of retaliation from Israel and is strongly opposed by the US as an obstacle to reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
On Tuesday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Palestinian moves to apply for membership at the International Criminal Court and to seek statehood unilaterally via the UN had pushed the prospects of peace off the table, rendering the prospects of Palestinian statehood irrelevant for the time being. Continued: http://www.timesofisrael.com/un-chief-says-palestine-will-join-icc-on-april-1


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ISRAELIS MAY BE EVACUATED FROM FRONTLINE AREAS IN FUTURE CLASHES WITH GAZA
TERRORSTS (VIDEO)
December 22, 2014 12:41 pm 7 avatar Dave Bender - In a dramatic policy shift, Israel’s Home Front Command will recommend that residents in dozens of communities near the border with Gaza be evacuated in the event of any new sustained clash between the IDF and terrorist rocket and mortar fire, Israel Defense said Monday. Towns and kibbutzim within seven kilometers of the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave suffered the bulk of over 4,000 rockets and mortars fired by terrorists during this summer’s Operation Protective Edge.
The much heralded Iron Dome anti-missile system, while capable of knocking mid-range (roughly 7 to 80 kilometers) rockets like Qassams and longer-range Grads out of the sky, is far less able to lock on to and hit smaller, short-range mortar shells.
The issue of mortars made the lives of border-area residents almost impossible, due to the fact that there was often no more than five seconds’ warning before the munition hit, limiting the ability of even fast-moving residents to take shelter in protected spaces. Continued: http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/12/22/israelis-may-be-evacuated-from-
frontline-areas-in-future-clashes-with-gaza-terrorists-video/

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NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISHES SCATHING OP-ED ENTITLED 'WHY I WON'T SERVE ISRAEL'
ON EVE OF TERROR VICTIMS BURIAL IN JERUSALEM
January 12, 2015 5:08 pm avatar Ben Cohen - As grieving families prepared for the funerals of four murdered French Jews in Jerusalem, the New York Times published an anti-Israel op-ed by previously unknown contributor Moriel Rothman-Zecher. Photo: 'The Leftern Wall'
Even a week of terrorist outrages in Paris wasn’t enough to convince the New York Times editorial page to temporarily suspend its obsession with the supposed evils of Israeli policy.
On Monday morning, alongside a piece signed by the Times Editorial Board which discussed anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment in France in several places – but did not deign to mention the fear among French Jews of rising anti-Semitism – readers of the “newspaper of record” were confronted with another article, entitled “Why I Won’t Serve Israel.”
The author, a 25 year-old Israeli-American named Moriel Rothman-Zecher, penned a lengthy manifesto justifying his refusal to be drafted into the IDF. “Some hope for a less violent, more decent future lies with the real traitors, the disregarded millions of Israeli citizens who have refused to serve in the army,” he wrote.
Neither the timing of the article nor its theme escaped critical scrutiny, however. Coninued: http://www.algemeiner.com/
2015/01/12/on-eve-of-terror-victims-burial-in-jerusalem-new-york-times-published-op-ed-entitled-why-i-wont-serve-israel

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ISRAELI'S ELECTION CHIEF PUTS CURBS ON NETANYAHU'S SPEECH TO U.S. CONGRESS
By Luke Baker - JERUSALEM Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:11am EST - (Reuters) - The head of Israel's election commission acted on Monday to limit any pre-election boost Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may get from a March 3 speech to the U.S. Congress in which he will warn of the threat from Iran's nuclear program.
The speech has caused controversy in Israel and the United States, where the Democrats and the White House are angry that the Republican speaker, John Boehner, invited Netanyahu to speak at a sensitive time in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and six big powers including Washington, and only two weeks before Israel's closely fought March 17 election.
Following complaints from opposition parties, election chief Salim Joubran decided that Netanyahu's address should be broadcast with a five-minute delay in Israel, giving news editors time to cut any statements deemed partisan.
"Editors-in-chief of broadcast channels will watch and make sure that nothing the prime minister says can be construed as election campaigning," Joubran said in a statement. "Any campaigning will be omitted from the broadcast."
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/16/us-election-israel-congress-idUSKBN0LK1C320150216

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ISRAEL APPROVES $46 MILLION TO ABSORB ALL EUROPEAN JEWS FOLLOWING MUSLIM TERROR ATTACKS
NTEB News Desk - February 15, 2015 - “We are bracing ourselves and calling for a mass immigration from Europe,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. “I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.” Isaiah 46:13 (KJV)
Benjamin Netanyahu made a truly stunning announcement today as he issued the call for all of Europe’s Jews to come home to Israel. The bible clearly declares in the last days that all Israel will be regathered in their biblical homeland, and today’s announcement goes a long way towards fulfilling that.
The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved a $46 million plan to finance the arrival of thousands of Jewish people expected to immigrate from Europe, following a number of anti-Semitic attacks on the continent in recent months.
Announced just hours after a gunman in Copenhagen, Denmark, fatally shot a man outside a synagogue as part of twin terrorist attacks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country was ready to welcome Jews “home.”
Continued: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=30853


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THE REAL RULER OF ISRAEL?
Sheldon Adelson, Israel’s Casino King By Uri Avnery - February 13, 2015 "ICH" - Who is the ruler of Israel?
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, of course. WRONG.
The real ruler of Israel is one Sheldon Adelson, 81, American Jew, Casino king, who was rated as the world’s tenth richest person, worth 37.2 billion dollars at the latest count. But who is counting? Besides his casinos in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Macao and Singapore, he owns the US Republican party and, lately, both Houses of the US Congress.
He also owns Binyamin Netanyahu. [...] In the last US presidential elections, Adelson poured rivers of dollars into the contest. He supported Newt Gingrich, and then Mitt Romney, with huge sums of money. In vain. Perhaps Americans don’t like to be ruled by captains of casinos.
For the next US presidential elections, Adelson has started early. He has summoned to his Las Vegas casino HQ all leading Republican candidates, to grill them on their allegiance to him – and to Netanyahu. Nobody dared to refuse the summons. Would a Roman senator refuse the summons of Caesar? In Israel, such rituals are superfluous. The Adelsons – both Miri and Sheldon – know who their man is. The Israel Hayom newspaper is, of course, a big propaganda machine, totally devoted to the re-election of Netanyahu. All quite legal. In a democracy, who can tell a newspaper whom to support? We are still a democracy, for God’s sake!
Continued: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40983.htm

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[Unconfirmed] UNITED NATIONS SKYLINE VIEW, NEW YORK CITY
The article is from the Israel Today, which appears to be a new report.
United Nations Headquarters to be moved to Israel?
January 18, 2015 - by Rani Steelballs - In what many will view as a surprising move, the UN has voted to relocate its headquarters to Israel. According to recent U.S. polls, Americans feel that the UN has overstayed its Manhattan visit. One Alabama resident told the Israeli Daily, "Yup, they've been here since 1952. 51 years is long enough! Wait, what's 2015 minus 1952?"
After nearly 63 years in the heart of New York City, the UN's General Assembly voted on Israel as its next location. Many Israelis are thrilled at the UN's decision. "With 17,500 resolutions against Israel, I thought they hated us," said Tel Aviv's Mayor. "It's like, the whole world loves us now!" Not all Israelis agree, though. According to Israel's hardline and pudgy Foreign Minister, "Allowing the headquarters of the UN to come here means we have to give up more territory. Watch, they'll want a beachfront location just like the U.S. Embassy. I vote for war." In regards to UN soldiers being stationed in Israel, the IDF's Chief of Staff was quite direct. "Personally, I have no problem with the soldiers being here, but expect a request to change those girly powder-blue helmets to something more manly. You're in the Middle East now!"
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With the UN in Israel, resolutions against Israel will continue to be passed in Israel against Israelis, and there is no indication that the amount of UN resolutions against Israel will decline. According to one UN official who spoke off record, "we've got a bet on when they'll reach 20,000. With 2,500 more to go, my money's on next month."
The current Israeli administration pleaded with the U.S. to help keep the UN off Israeli territory. The Israelis even put forward many other possibilities, such as the moon. The Americans however made a solid case for the UN decision and convinced the Israelis of the benefits of such a move. No one has any idea what those benefits are. Continued:
http://www.theisraelidaily.com/headquarters-united-nations-moved-israel/


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DISNEY WORLD HAS UNVEILED HAMAS AS THEIR NEW SIGNING IN FLORIDA
The move comes as Qatar agreed upon mutual consent with the organisation to part company after the petro-state expressed disappointment in Hamas’ failure in achieving its objectives of wiping Israel off the map.
Disney World has been flirting with Hamas for a while now, since a delegation headed by Mickey Mouse made guest appearances in Gaza on children shows last year. Upon such visits Mickey made a number of statements around his desire to “Annihilate the Jews.”
Disney World said of the deal; “We hope Hamas will help us achieve our business objectives by destroying Israel. We feel this will fit into our plans for expansion across the Middle East by showing we support the Arab struggle. Likewise, we feel too many youngsters here in the USA prefer protests against the Jewish State than watch our films. Destroying Israel should remove that obstacle.”
Hamas was widely expected to sign for the European Union this month after the supranational organisation downgraded their status as a terrorist organisation. The EU was, however, quick to downplay the connection: Continued: http://www.theisraelidaily.com/hamas-signs-disneyland/


 

 

 

 

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