Photo: Reuters The US appears to have softened its opposition to unity between Fatah and Hamas, a top Fatah official in the West Bank said Monday. Azzam al-Ahmed, a member of the Fatah Central Committee and a senior adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, said that US opposition to the unity idea was “less strong.” Ahmed’s comments camehours after… Read more →
(CNN) – Two days after nuclear talks with world leaders yielded little progress, Iran announced it has opened a new uranium-processing site to mark “National Nuclear Day.” The country opened a uranium-processing facility as well as a uranium mine in the central province of Yazd, state-run TV reported Tuesday. Iran’s enrichment of uranium has been one of the most contentious issues… Read more →
http://www.euronews.com/ A cyber attack has been launched against Israeli government websites by the group Anonymous who warned of a hacking assault called “OpIsrael” in protest at the country’s policies towards the Palestinians.
South Korea says North Korea has moved a missile with “considerable range” to its east coast after an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean army warned the U.S. Wednesday that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using “smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear” weapons. South Korea’s defense minister said Thursday the missile moved is not capable of hitting… Read more →
Photo: Wikipedia. Dubai police chief charges that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood linked to an alleged plot to topple the UAE government. DUBAI – Sunni Muslim-ruled Gulf Arab states are often wary of subversion from their powerful Shi’ite neighbor Iran, but Dubai’s veteran police chief reserves most of his wrath for the “dictators” of the Muslim Brotherhood. Dhahi Khalfan’s suspicions focus mostly… Read more →
Photo Credit: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun (Reuters) - Israel pressed Hamas on Wednesday to rein in rocket-firing militants in the Gaza Strip after the most serious outbreak of cross-border hostilities since the ceasefire that ended an eight-day war in November. The flare-up, sparked by anger in Gaza over Tuesday’s death from cancer of a Palestinian prisoner held by Israel, included the first Israeli air strike in… Read more →
Speaking about Passover Seder night, Maimonides says: “in every generation, man is obligated to demonstrate to himself that he has gone out, right now, from slavery in Egypt…” In 2013, we’re renewing our age-old dream of living as a free people in our land.
The U.S. military announced Thursday that two B-2 stealth bombers were sent to South Korea to participate in a training exercise, demonstrating the Pentagon’s commitment to defend its ally against threats from North Korea. The two B-2 Spirit bombers flew more than 6,500 miles from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri to South Korea, dropping inert munitions before returning to the… Read more →
Photo: (MidEast Christian News) Islamic hard-liners stormed a mosque in suburban Cairo, turning it into torture chamber for Christians who had been demonstrating against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood in the latest case of violent persecution that experts fear will only get worse. Such stories have become increasingly common as tensions between Egypt’s Muslims and Copts mount, but in the latest case,… Read more →
Photo Credit: Reuters/KCNA (Reuters) – Reclusive North Korea is to cut the last channel of communications with the South because war could break out at “any moment”, it said on Wednesday, days after warning the United States and South Korea of nuclear attack. The move is the latest in a series of bellicose threats from North Korea in response to new U.N. sanctions imposed after its third… Read more →