Anarchy Surrounds Israel

by Daniel Pipes July 18, 2012 Cross-posted from National Review Online: The Corner Of Israel’s neighbors, Lebanon always stood out by virtue of its weak central government, but for the first twenty years, 1948-68, this did not present difficulties to Israel; only when the Palestinian created a state-within-a-state there did its anarchy became a major […]

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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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Israel Warns Neighbors Over March to Jerusalem

As activists are planning to lead a Global March to Jerusalem next Friday, Israel has warned neighboring countries that it would forcefully respond to attempted breaches of its borders. The Global March to Jerusalem initiative aims at getting over one million Arabs and their supporters to attempt to infiltrate Israel’s borders on March 30th. A […]

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U.S., Jordan Plan to Face Syrian Weapons Threat

The United States and Jordan are preparing to secure Syria’s vast stores of chemical and biological weapons in case the Syrian government loses control, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Syria has large stockpiles of nerve agents and mustard gas. Jordan and Turkey have expressed concern that the weapons could fall into terrorist hands as […]

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Reuven Rivlin

Israel Knesset Speaker Rivlin’s New Year Greeting Angers Jordanian Parliament Speaker; Jordan Threatens Israel’s Survival

The Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament recently refused to accept a greeting for 2012 sent to him by Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin and sent it back, simply because it referred to Jerusalem as “the capital of Israel.” Channel 10 News reported on Sunday that the greeting, which Rivlin had sent to heads of parliaments […]

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The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Terror Group Says Israel Talks ‘Poison’

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine warned Monday that PLO meetings with Israeli envoys in Amman, Jordan were “poison” for reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas. The statement came as PLO negotiators prepared to meet Israeli envoys in the Jordanian capital Monday for a second round of “exploratory talks” called for by the […]

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Barghouti: Shalit Deal Not Good Enough; Wants More Terrorists Released

Jailed Fatah arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti told a Jordanian newspaper on Thursday he was disappointed with the prisoner exchange between Hamas and Israel. “We welcome the exchange deal which saw the release of hundreds of strugglers who had spent many years in occupation prisons,” Barghouti told Jordan’s al Ghad newspaper. “But we were hoping that the […]

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Jordan Warns Israel: Don’t Touch Mughrabi Bridge (Rambam Bridge) That Connects to Temple Mount

Jordan’s foreign minister warned Israel on Friday not to demolish the Mughrabi Bridge which links the Western Wall to the Temple Mount. Speaking in an interview on the Arabic-language Al-Rai network, Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said, “Jordan rejects any Israeli attempt to influence the holy sites in Jerusalem and the character and heritage of the […]

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Eldad of Israel to Abdullah II: Jordan is Palestine or Accept Exile

The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee delayed a discussion entitled “Jordan is Palestine” citing the “sensitivity of the issue,” according to MK Aryeh Eldad. Eldad, who called for the discussion, said “the discussion is relevant and more urgent than ever. The shocks and upheavals in the Middle East will not pass Jordan by.” A […]

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