DOJ Hack Emphasizes the Need for Smart Cybersecurity Action

Last week, the U.S. Justice Department acknowledged that its Bureau of Justice Statistics website had been hacked. The hacker group Anonymous claimed credit for the hack and published 1.7 gigabytes of data. Included in the data were internal e-mails, which possibly contained personal or sensitive information related to crimes, criminals, and crime victims. The Heritage […]

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Avigdor Lieberman

Lieberman: Israel Won’t be Provoked by ‘Turkish Rampage’

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that Israel will not be “dragged into provocations with Turkey” over its indictment of four former senior IDF commanders. Meeting with German president Joachim Gauck in Jerusalem, Lieberman said, “We hope that European countries refuse to cooperate with Turkish authorities over these absurd charges against former IDF chief of […]

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Count Palestine Refugees?

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online May 29, 2012 The fetid, dark heart of the Arab war on Israel, I have long argued, lies not in disputes over Jerusalem, checkpoints, or “settlements.” Rather, it concerns the so-called Palestine refugees. So called because of the nearly 5 million official refugees served by UNRWA (short for the […]

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Expert Likens Flame Virus to ‘Targeted Killing’ Against Iran’s Nuclear Weapon Program

CEO Greg Hughes of Israel’s Symantec said Tuesday that the Flame virus found in Iran is the cyber-warfare equivalent of a “targeted killing.” “Once the file has spread and computer penetration is accomplished by exploiting loopholes in operating systems, then it can perform tasks such as ‘photographing’ the computer screen, or record operations made by […]

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Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Democratic Socialists of America Chair

President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of […]

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Vladimir Putin

Russia’s Putin to Visit Israel Next Month Despite Prior Warning Against Attacking Iran

Following secret contacts between the Kremlin and the office of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, it was agreed that Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Israel next month, the Hebrew-language newspaper Yediot Acharonot reported on Friday. The trip will be one of Putin’s first official trips since his inauguration for a second term as President. According […]

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Nasrallah addresses supporters via video in Bint Jbeil

Hizbullah’s Nasrallah Threatens: Fences Won’t Ensure Israel’s Existence

Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened Israel on Friday, saying the Jewish State is hiding behind walls and fences and that these cannot ensure its future existence. Nasrallah made the comments during a video speech which was broadcast during a rally in the Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil, marking 12 years since Israel withdrew its troops […]

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Mohammed Morsi

Egypt Presidential Elections: Brotherhood Candidate and Former PM to Run-Off Round

Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi and former President Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, are the two candidates who will face off in a run-off round in Egypt’s presidential elections. According to a report by the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, Morsi has taken 24.9 percent of the votes, and Shafiq is a close second […]

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