Report: Hamas Targeted Civilians

From VirtualJerusalem.com: Human Rights Watch rejected a Hamas claim that the Palestinians did not target Israeli civilians with rockets during the Gaza war. In a statement Thursday, the human rights group said there is strong evidence that “Hamas’ claim that rockets were intended to hit Israeli military targets and only accidentally harmed civilians is belied […]

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Siemens Will No Longer Deal With Iran

The German engineering corporation Siemens will no longer conduct business with Iran. The major firm announced its decision at its annual shareholders meeting Tuesday. The announcement came shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference in Berlin with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that she was seriously considering tougher sanctions on the […]

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Syria Calls Up Military Reserves

Friday, Jan. 22, Damascus ordered a Level 4 mobilization of Syria’s army reserves for deployment to the Golan Heights on the Israeli border, to meet what it calls “IDF plans of attack.” DEBKAfile’s military sources interpret Level 4 as referring to Syrian armored and commando brigades. In Lebanon, too, Hizballah has placed “all its forces” […]

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BBC: Denying Jewish Jerusalem

The BBC’s flagship documentary distorts Jewish history and rights to Jerusalem while promoting a one-sided and biased agenda. On 18 January, the BBC’s flagship documentary program, Panorama, focused on tensions in the area of eastern Jerusalem adjacent to the Old City. Any pretence at balance is thrown out of the window as reporter Jane Corbin makes […]

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Jordanian Arrested For Bombing Israeli Convoy

An Amman taxi driver was arrested on suspicion of involvement in Thursday’s bombing of an Israeli diplomatic convoy in Jordan, Al-Arabiya reported. No one was injured in the attack, in which two remote-controlled bombs were detonated close to the Allenby Bridge crossing just as a convoy of Israeli diplomats visiting Jordan passed. Four diplomats and […]

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American Jew Held as Spy in Cuba

A 60-year-old American Jewish social worker may have gotten caught in the crossfire between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Cuban government. Alan P. Gross, a former volunteer organizer in the presidential campaign for the current President Barack Obama, is being held in Cuba on suspicion of spying for the United States […]

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Islam and the West: ‘Overlapping Consensus’ or Capitulation? [on Andrew March]

by Janet Doerflinger American Thinker January 12, 2010 In his recent book, Islam and Liberal Citizenship: The Search for an Overlapping Consensus, Yale political scientist Andrew F. March argues that fears of an inherent conflict between Western and Islamic political norms are overblown. If true, this would be very good news. Such “overlapping consensus” could […]

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