Syria’s Assad: If People Object, I Won’t Run for Re-election

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said Friday morning that he has not yet decided whether he will run for re-election next year, the Associated Press reported. Interviewed by Turkey’s Halk TV, Assad stressed that if the Syrian people are not interested in his serving another term, he won’t run. Assad says “the picture will be clearer” in the next […]

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Bennett: Oslo Caused Huge Damage, Sorrow, Grief; Nuclear Iran is a Danger to the Entire World

Economics Minister and Bayit Yehudi party chairman Naftali Bennett issued a statement Saturday evening as a memorial for slain former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was held in Tel Aviv. “On the memorial day for the murder of Yitzhak Rabin z”l,” write Bennett, “I will state the obvious (perhaps it is not obvious to everyone) – the […]

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Visiting the Temple Mount

Muslim Cleric: Israel Trying to Destroy Al-Aqsa

A senior Muslim cleric denounced on Monday the incident in which Jews prayed and sang Israel’s national anthem “Hatikva” on the Temple Mount, and warned that this incident was further proof that Israel was planning to “destroy” the Al-Aqsa mosque. The 10 Jews in question were arrested by Jerusalem police. Following their arrest police closed […]

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Has the World Learned from History? Iran Talks Must Not Be Another Munich

Israel is keeping up the pressure on the West to demonstrate that it has learned the lessons of history, as it engages Iran at the P5+1 talks currently underway in Geneva. In remarks broadcast on Wednesday by Army Radio, International Relations Minister MK Yuval Steinitz (Likud) compared the talks between world powers and Iran with the 1938 […]

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Govt Shutdown Delays UN Probe of US Human Rights Record; Liberal UN Blames GOP

( – A United Nations’ review of the United States’ compliance with international human rights norms will not happen as scheduled because of the partial government shutdown, and the chairman of the reviewing body blames the Republican Party. The Geneva-based Human Rights Committee was due to have examined the U.S. record on Thursday and Friday, […]

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The Deal That’s No Deal

To hear Senators Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tell it, America’s long national nightmare is over. Except…it’s not. Our national nightmare isn’t the government shutdown; it’s Obamacare. Congressional leaders have been congratulating themselves on reaching a deal to spend more of our money—a deal that keeps their own special Obamacare treatment. But while […]

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Rep. Raul Labrador: “It Would Be Crazy” to Negotiate with White House Now on Immigration

Newscom/Olivier Douliery/ President Obama said that once the debate over Obamacare and the debt limit subsides, he’s planning to make a push for immigration reform. But a pro-reform conservative in the U.S. House said Obama’s recent actions have made an immigration deal impossible. Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID), a proponent of immigration reform, urged his colleagues […]

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Companies Move Servers to Russia to ‘dodge NSA’ Spies

Private telecom providers, businesses and governments are increasingly compelled to move or reinforce web operations following disclosures of the NSA’s mass internet surveillance programs made by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Brazil is set to vote on the creation of a cyber-security system to thwart National Security Agency espionage of Brazilian government systems. US surveillance led by […]

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