Israel and Iran Trade Warnings

Israel and Iran have traded warnings as the Islamic Republic plans another massive military exercise against a possible attack by Israel. Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said that the United Nations Security Council will impose tougher sanctions on Iran within a month. His prediction coincided with American media reports that the recent renewed unrest in […]

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Israel Killing “Activists” Not Terrorists

Headlines misrepresent IDF actions against terrorist murderers. On 24 December, Israeli father-of-seven Meir Chai, 45, was murdered in a terror attack in the West Bank. This act of murder received scant coverage in the international media (irrespective of the timing during the holiday season). The Israeli response, however, which saw three terrorists responsible for the fatal attack killed in […]

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The System “Worked Really Very, Very Smoothly” in Detroit?

by Daniel Pipes FrontPageMagazine.com December 28, 2009 The near-success of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, to set off an explosive on Christmas Day should open the American public’s eyes to the sad state of counterterrorism eight years after 9/11. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, is one of the most privileged young men of Nigeria.  The incident involved […]

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Arab Poll: Iran Is Biggest Threat, Not Israel

Iran’s nuclear threat to regional security has replaced Israel as the Arab world’s public enemy number one for the Arab world, according to an Arab survey commissioned by the Doha Debates group. A majority of respondents from 18 Arab countries said Iran is a bigger threat than Israel, and nearly a third think that Tehran […]

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Source: CIA May Be Helping PA Torture

The CIA is aware of, if not helping, PA “special forces” to torture prisoners and terrorists, mainly those of the rival Hamas faction, the London Guardian reports. The use of torture by both the Fatah and Hamas factions has been well-documented in the past, but this is the first time that the United States has […]

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Some Common Sense in Egypt and Saudi Arabia

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post December 23, 2009  Invited recently by the newly formed Pechter Middle East Polls to ask three questions of 1,000 representative Egyptians and 1,000 urban Saudis, the Middle East Forum focused on Iran and Israel, the countries that most polarize the region. The results are illuminating. Some Egyptians and Saudis support […]

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IRAN MAKING ADVANCED CENTRIFUGES FOR NUKE PROGRAM

    The head of Iran’s nuclear program last week said the country is developing more efficient models of centrifuges to enrich uranium, the Associated Press reported. “We are currently producing [a] new generation of centrifuges named IR3 and IR4,” said Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi. “We hope to use them by early 2011 after […]

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Dishonest Reporter Award 2009

Our annual recognition of the most skewed and biased coverage of the Mideast conflict. This year, a four-letter word dominated coverage of Israel on a near-daily basis. Gaza. The war — which began at the end of December in response to increased Palestinian rocket fire — ended on the 20th day of the year. The media […]

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