Iran Becomes President of OPEC

by Chana Ya’ar The 12 member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have elected Iran, OPEC’s second-largest oil producer and one of its founding members, to become the organization’s 2011 president. Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi announced Thursday the Islamic Republic would take up the rotating presidency in the 50-year-old organization […]

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Why Not Barack Obama?

Posted by Erick Erickson Last evening, the President of Chile called out by name two world leaders for special thanks for their support — British Prime Minister David Cameron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Barack Obama’s name was not mentioned. Barack Obama, purported leader of the free world, resides in the Western Hemisphere with […]

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France May Recognize Unilateral PA Country

by Chana Ya’ar France has threatened to recognize a unilateral declaration of statehood by the Palestinian Authority if final status talks with Israel are “delayed.” French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner was quoted Sunday in an interview with the Arabic-language newspaper al-Ayyam as saying his government would not rule out the possibility of recognizing the unilateral […]

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Rocket Attacks Toward Israel

As of October 7, 2010 there have been 165 rockets fired at Israel this year, including a Qassam rocket which was fired October 6th and a mortar launched on Friday (October 1st) from Gaza which landed in the Eshkol Regional Council. The monthly breakdown for 2010 is as follows:  2010 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Qassam 16 6 […]

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MSM, Stone Throwers Collude and Collide In Silwan

How did so many photographers happen to be in the right place at the time? Press photographers showed their true colors on Friday, colluding with Palestinian rock-throwers in Silwan. The results: Photographers walked away with graphic photos and video footage. Imran Mansur, age 11, was left with a broken leg; Israel was smeared as the images rapidly hit the […]

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David Star Particles Discovered

A new type of nanoparticle resembling the six-pointed Star of David (Magen David), a centuries-old Jewish symbol, has been discovered by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The discovery of the tiny particle, the researchers say, may lead to new ways for sensing glucose in diagnosing diabetes and provide a catalyst to capture the […]

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CIA Kills German Terrorists in Pakistan

by Elad Benari Eight militants of German nationality were killed in northwest Pakistan by a suspected United States drone strike on Monday, Pakistani intelligence officials told Reuters. The eight were killed after two missiles from a suspected CIA pilotless aircraft struck a mosque in the town of Mirali. The officials said that the militants were […]

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CBS Poll: Israel Can’t Count on US Public If Iran Attacks

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu Israel would find itself without widespread support from the American public for United States reprisals against Iran if Tehran attacks the Jewish State, according to a new CBS poll. The survey gave respondents several options on which actions by Iran would justify an American attack. Three-quarters of the respondents would support […]

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