Eye On The Middle East
Jews Gather in Jerusalem07/04/14
Many Jews living outside of Israel consider the Jewish State as their ancestral homeland, even if not their actual place of residence. Given the long history of anti-Jewish attacks around the world that climaxed in the Nazi death camps of World War...
Golan Border Tensions
Border tensions remain high between Israel and Syria after an Israeli teenager was killed late last month in a missile strike that was most likely launched by military forces loyal to embattled Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. The victim was actually an...
Iran Says Israel Behind Turmoil in Iraq
According to a senior Iranian military leader, the Jewish state of Israel is secretly behind the surge by Arab Sunni Muslim militants to take over Syria and Iraq. How this might be possible was not explained by Iranian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Hassan...
Hamas Threatens New Uprising
Many security analysts based in the Middle East warn that the violent turmoil and political upheaval plaguing many Arab countries in recent years may now be spreading to Israel. Ten years ago, in 2004, the Jewish State was just coming out of a period...
Israel Blesses Africa
Hundreds of people from all over the Middle East and North Africa seek medical help every year from one of Israels many hospitals, especially those dealing with specialty cases or rare diseases. Among the most prominent non-Israeli patients to receive...
Assad Still On Top
Three years after then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other American and European officials demanded that embattled Syrian dictator Bashar Assad immediately leave office, he is still in power, even if not in control of many portions of his war...
Opinion surveys in Israel continue to show that the average Israeli is more open than ever to making land concessions to the Palestinians as part of any final peace accord between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. This is despite the fact that...
Explosive Middle East
Countries all around the turbulent Middle East are watching the deteriorating situation in Iraq with tremendous anxiety. The Arab country is under siege by the Muslim extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Although...
Too High a Price?
Israeli security officials had been warning for some time that the militant Palestinian Hamas movement was planning to kidnap Israeli civilians and hold them for ransom in exchange for more releases of Hamas prisoners held in Israeli jails. However...
Temple Mount Hall
The Temple Mount, located inside of Jerusalems ancient walled Old City, is the only holy site in the world that is sacred to three religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Due to Islams exclusive claim to the Temple Mount, where the Al Aksa mosque...
Good and Bad
Israeli diplomatic officials are pointing to some good and some bad news in recent weeks that made headlines in the small Jewish State. On the positive side, the small but strategically situated Central American country of Panama is stepping up its...
Civil War in Libya?
Middle East security analysts say that the North African Muslim country of Libya is on the brink of full scale civil war. If it comes, it would be the second regional inter-Arab conflict to break out as a result of the so-called Arab Spring...
Arabs Paid to Hassle Jews
Israeli security agencies have long charged that dozens of young male Islamic militants are paid on a regular basis by some Muslim countries and groups to stir up trouble on the sacred Temple Mount in Jerusalems walled Old City. The Israeli Shin Bet...
PA Unity Government
The announcement earlier this month that the Palestinian Authority had succeeded in incorporating the rival Islamic Hamas terrorist movement into a new coalition Palestinian unity government was met with distress by Israeli officials in Jerusalem. In...
Israel Aids Arab Farmers
As they do every year, many Palestinian Arabs marked the May, 1948 anniversary of Israels modern return to the world stage by holding protest rallies in Israel, the contested territories north and south of Jerusalem, and in the small coastal Gaza...
Israeli military forces remain on a war footing along their countrys increasingly tense and active border with Syria. In recent months, Sunni Muslim Syrian rebel forces, backed by many foreign Islamic fighters, have stepped up efforts to take control...
Israeli Team Wins Euro Title
Ten years ago, Israels most popular basketball team, called Macabbi Tel Aviv, won the European championship game. Israeli teams are members of the European League since no regional Middle Eastern country will play ball with any Israeli team. Earlier...
Every two years over the past decade, American military forces have been sent to Israel to participate in joint missile defense exercises with their Israeli counterparts. Last month, over 1,000 American troops arrived in the Holy Land for the drill,...
Hagel Refutes Spy Report
A recent Newsweek magazine report about Israel produced significant concern and consternation in the Jewish State. The American on line magazine claimed it had learned that the United States is a prime target of undercover work by Israeli spies. The...
New Gulf Island
Despite being among the wealthiest countries on earth, Saudi Arabia and other Arab gulf oil states were hit by the worldwide recession that began in the latter half of the last decade. Building plans for elaborate new hotels, restaurants and...
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