Hasbara Minister Edelstein

Iran Has a ‘Destroy Israel Program’

Minister of Public Diplomacy Yuli Edelstein told the World Jewish Congress on Tuesday that it was a misnomer to say Iran has a “nuclear program.” Rather, Edelstein said, Tehran has “a program to destroy Israel.” Speaking at the WJC in Brussels to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Edelstein said, “Tehran doesn’t have a nuclear program […]

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Sen Rand Paul stopped by TSA after body scan anomaly

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was blocked from boarding a flight Monday by the Transportation Security Administration in Nashville, Tenn., after refusing a full body pat-down, POLITICO has confirmed. “I spoke with him five minutes ago and he was being detained indefinitely,” Paul spokesperson Moira Bagley said. “The image scan went off; he refused patdown.” Paul’s […]

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Remedying the BCA’s Impacts on the Defense Budget

An increasing number of leaders in the House and the Senate recognize that the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 will impose a disproportionate burden on an already strained defense budget. The latest corrective effort comes from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–VA). The BCA established caps on spending for national security and discretionary spending […]

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Don’t Ignore Electoral Fraud in Egypt

by Daniel Pipes and Cynthia Farahat National Review Online January 24, 2012 When Egypt’s Lower House convened on Jan. 23, Islamists held 360 out of its 498 seats, or 72 percent. This astounding figure, however, reflects less the country’s public opinion than it does a ploy by the ruling military leadership to remain in power. […]

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Colombia Identified as Secret Buyer of Israeli Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Systems

Colombia has been identified as the mysterious buyer of Israeli Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems worth $50 million. Elbit had stated in a press release earlier this month that the UAVs were sold to an unidentified Latin America country. Several defense publications in the United States later pointed to Colombia, which sources said is interested […]

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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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