UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) Mandate Extended

The UN Security Council has extended the UN peacekeeping force along the Israeli-Syrian border, warning that events in the region could impact its operations. The 15-member council voted unanimously Wednesday to renew the mandate of the more than 1,000-strong force for six months until June 30. The UN Disengagement Observer Force was established in 1974, […]

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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

It has been a year of big stories –  Gilad Shalit, the Israel-Turkey meltdown, and the Palestinian statehood bid – all taking place against the backdrop of the Arab Spring and Iran’s atomic urgency. We thank readers for all the Dishonest Reporter discussion on our web site, Facebook community and emails. The conversation gave us a […]

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Muslim Refugees, Yes – Persecuted Christian Refugees, No

Christians are in imminent danger across the world, and yet they are being refused refugee status, while Muslim refugee immigration goes on unimpeded. U.S. policy regarding refugee resettlement would shock most Americans if they only knew. The United Nations picks who gets to come to the U.S. as a refugee. The mandate of the U.N. High Commissioner […]

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Israeli Navy Planning Unmanned Boats to Protect Against Flotillas and Invasion of Gas Fields

Israel will use unmanned drones to protect Israel’s newly discovered gas fields and is studying high-tech methods to stop future illegal flotillas. The Navy wants to be able to stop ships from breaking the country’s counterterrorist maritime blockade on Hamas-controlled Gaza but without a repeat of last year’s clash on the high seas, in which […]

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Who Denies the ‘Palestinians’ Human Rights?

The Palestinian Authority often accuses of Israel of mistreating its citizens and abusing their human rights. A new video created by the FreeMiddleEast.com organization shows that the rights of PA Arabs are indeed being violated…by their Arab cousins in other countries, that is. [youtube lB7q5YHfP_w nolink] Today there are over four million descendants of Arab […]

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A Turning Point in the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

by Daniel Pipes May 15, 2011 updated May 23, 2011 I predicted a few weeks ago that Arab upheavals might inspire Palestinians to shift “away from warfare and terrorism in favor of non-violent political action. That could include massive non-violent demonstrations such as marching on Israeli towns, borders, and checkpoints.” Right on cue, on what […]

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Fin de Régime in Syria?

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online May 24, 2011 The revolt in Syria offers great opportunities, humanitarian and geo-political. Western states should quickly and robustly seize the moment to dispatch strongman Bashar al-Assad and his accomplice. Many benefits will follow when they reach their appointed dustbin of history. Foreign: The malign but tactically brilliant Hafez […]

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Israel Defense Forces Alert on Israel Borders as ‘Nakba Day’ Raids Continuation Planned

The IDF has increased its presence along Israel’s borders with Syria and Lebanon over threats of renewed clashes similar to those on “Nakba Day.” Organizers of the anti-Israel marches earlier in the week are calling for a similar march Friday, the Muslim day of prayer, beginning after mosque services end. Calls to Arabs to march […]

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