Israel Crosses into Gaza after Bombing Attempt

Israeli tanks and bulldozers crossed several hundred feet into Gaza Tuesday afternoon and killed one terrorist after a bomb exploded near an Israel patrol vehicle at the Gaza separation/security barrier. Earlier in the day, another roadside bomb was discovered and detonated by sappers. The IDF vehicle was not damaged, and the soldiers escaped injury. The […]

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Jordan: Terrorists Charged for Taliban Plot

Four Jordanian terrorists born in areas now controlled by the Palestinian Authority are on trial in Jordan for recruiting for the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press. One of the four is Isam Mohammed Taher al-Barqawi, the mentor of Iraqi Al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Al-Barqawi, born in Shechem, is also known as […]

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Report: Berkeley Set to Offer Sex-Change Employee Benefit

(CNSNews.com) – “While other cities are slashing employee benefits, Berkeley is slated to add one more: paying for sex-change operations,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Tuesday. The Berkeley City Council was expected to vote Tuesday night on a proposal to reserve $20,000 annually for city employees’ gender-reassignment surgery, which is not covered by the […]

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PLO Raises Flag over Washington

The PLO flag flew in Washington, DC for the first time Tuesday, with PLO officials hoisting their banner over their United States mission. Chief of Mission Maen Areikat praised U.S. officials for allowing the flag to go up. “I think it indicates the willingness of the American administration to deal with the realities on the […]

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HHS Report on Obamacare’s Preexisting Conditions Impact: Say What???

On the eve of the scheduled vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on a bill to repeal Obamacare, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a report yesterday entitled: “At Risk: Pre-Existing Conditions Could Affect 1 in 2 Americans: 129 Million People Could Be Denied Affordable Coverage Without Health Reform.” The report’s […]

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Palestinians Dececrate Historical Jewish sites

Since 2001 Palestinian civil studies books, “with the help of Arab and Islamic centers,” change Rachel’s Tomb to Bilal Ibn Rabah Mosque. A new report by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE) stated on Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority gave new names to historical Jewish sites, among them Rachel’s […]

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Secession Is Just the First Step: Southern Sudan’s Road to Development

The referendum for southern Sudan’s independence, which began on January 9, reached the necessary 60% participation a few days ago. Official results will not be released for a couple of weeks, but an overwhelming “yes” vote is a safe assumption. The referendum is a momentous step; as the capstone to the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement […]

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Orbiting Dragons

At the 2009 Sino-American summit, President Obama committed the US to dispatching the head of NASA to China, in return for a reciprocal visit by his “appropriate Chinese counterpart,” i.e., a player to be named later. A year later, NASA Administrator Bolden has visited China (although it remains unclear to what end), yet there is […]

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IDF Also Combats Illegal Hunting

The IDF, dubbed by some as the most humanitarian army in the world, has proven its regard not just for humans but also for animals. According to the latest issue of the IDF magazine Bamahane, combat soldiers from the Shimshon battalion of the Kfir Brigade received a report last weekend about shootings east of Shechem […]

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