President Shimon Peres will award Israel's highest civilian medal to German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week for her "unwavering commitment to Israel's security, advocacy of education against anti-Semitism.
: Israel does not have an image problem that can be fixed with better PR or by defaming those who criticize it. Israel has a reality problem, with occupation, apartheid, colonization, racism and the systematic denial of the rights of indigenous Palestinians solely on the grounds that they are not Jewish.
European elections in a few months and the UK general election next year. BDS to mobilize locally and nationally to challenge election candidates robustly. A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils.
Two suicide bombers blew up their cars near an Iranian cultural center in Beirut on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding scores, including children in an orphanage. Al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility for the bombings, saying they were retaliation for Hezbollah's involvement in the Syrian war.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that the Obama administration will not be releasing any more information about the controversial use of drones to kill American citizens. information is classified for very legitimate reasons that go right to our national security interest.
Iran’s top leader ordered the government Wednesday to create an “economy of resistance” to counter sanctions imposed over Tehran’s nuclear program. The program requires the government to diversify Iran’s exports, reduce dependence on sales of raw materials and promote knowledge-based high-tech industries.
H1N1 virus has seen a resurgence this year, infecting more than 6,600 Americans since October and resulting in deaths beyond epidemic levels since mid-January. Influenza was responsible for 8.4 percent of all deaths in the 122 cities that report such statistics.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the boycott movement against Israel as anti-Semitism in a modern guise. Blasting the initiative as an “outrage,” Netanyahu likened EU companies’ tactics to the Nazi policy of embargoing Jewish businesses.
Russia could be planning to build a second reactor for Iran in exchange for oil, Iranian ambassador to Moscowrevealed the plan to update Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant as one of many being discusseds. Russia could also supply Iran with trucks, railroad tracks, mini-refineries or other goods to pay for the oil,
Series of car bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital and the southern city of Hillah past 24 hours. One of the bombs ripped through a bus station, less than a day after four car bomb blasts left two dozen people dead in the city. Iraqi troops backed by local Sunni tribesmen fighting al-Qaeda-affiliated militants in country.
Not immediately clear who launched the rockets or why they were fired into the Lebanese soil. But al-Qaeda-linked militants operating in Syria have claimed responsibility for a number of similar attacks on Lebanese border towns in the past months. Dd not cause any casualties.
Decorating an Egyptian temple wall at Abydos are strange hieroglyphics which depict what appears to be modern day aircraft. Contains images of what appear to be modern-day technology—a helicopter, a submarine, a glider, and another unknown type of aircraft (some believe resemble the Hindenburg).
US President Barack Obama on Friday pledged $1 billion in loan guarantees for Middle East ally Jordan and the renewal of a five-year aid package. Jordan, one of the United States' closest allies in the Middle East, is a regional player in diplomatic effort.
Violence between Kurdish protesters, Police in southeastern Turkey. Protesters hurled stones petrol bombs. Police used water cannon, tear gas. Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighting for autonomous Kurdish region in southeastern Turkey since 1980s. Tens of thousands dead on both sides of conflict.
Egyptian army demolished ten more tunnels under border with Gaza Strip under Israeli blockade. Has destroyed hundreds. Lifeline for Gazans living under the Israeli siege. Palestinians use the tunnels to bring essential supplies, such as food, cooking gas, medicines, petrol, and livestock, into the Gaza Strip.
The 12-year-old boy identified as Arafat Kamal was killed on Friday after being hit with bird shot as he was watching protests from the balcony of his home in the Samallot area of the central province of Minya. Several protesters were injured, arrested.
Several people have been injured after Bahrain regime forces attacked protesters marking the third anniversary of the country's popular revolution against the ruling Al Khalifa family. Witnesses said security forces fired tear gas and birdshot to disperse the peaceful demonstrators. Over two dozen arrested.
At least 13 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli forces in the northern Gaza Strip one day after a 26-year-old man was killed by Israeli gunfire. Israeli soldiers opened fire on a group of Palestinian youths in the northern town of Jabalia, a few kilometers north of Gaza City.
Thousands of young Israeli hardliners marched in the occupied West Bank. Demand construction of new settler homes in E1 a sensitive zone between East al-Quds and West Bank. Considered illegal by world. Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu: settlement construction isTel Aviv’s policy and will not stop.
Video emerged of Takfiri terrorists operating in Syria strangulating to death using metal wire because of her refusal to recognize the beliefs promoted by Takfiri groups in Syria. Earlier this month, video emerged showing al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria beheading a man believed to have been government supporter.
Over the last few days, moves in the United States by the Israel Lobby AIPAC and its “militia,” the ADL or Anti-Defamation League, have proven disastrous for Israel AIPAC’s vendetta against the Obama administration, we are now told, wasn’t backed by Tel Aviv.
Netanyahu said said he and Obama would discuss the Iranian nuclear program, discuss the ongoing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, promote Israel's economy, primarily in the technology sector. Would reinforce Israel's stance on the issue. "We stand by our demands.
Israeli military has carried out two airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, targeting the central and northern parts of the besieged Palestinian territory. No immediate reports of casualties. January 22, Israeli forces launched a similar airstrike on the blockaded Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinians.
A senior Iraqi commander says weapons seized from al-Qaeda-linked militants in the Arab country are advanced Israeli-made arms, adding that all arms that have been confiscated from the terrorists since 2006 are Israeli-made.
Foreign-backed militants in Syria have taken control of an Alawite village in the province of Hama, massacring a number of people there. 10,000 militants are fighting for groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and the rest fight for different militant groups.
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli troops on Thursday accompanied bulldozers to Bethlehem village of Wadi Fukin where bulldozers destroyed 300 newly planted olive trees, despite locals' attempts to stop them. Clashes broke out between Israel forces and locals as they tried to defend their lands.
A car bomb explosion in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, has left one person dead and two others wounded. explosion took place on Sunday in front of Yemen’s Oil Ministry building. The bomb is said to have been placed under driver's seat inside a taxi, which was driven by an officer in the domestic security service.
A Palestinian man in Gaza Strip use expired and broken batteries to produce electricity Palestinian territory suffers from massive power cuts, . managed to provide 60 houses, several streets, and the mosque in his neighborhood with free lights during power outages.
Eight people killed in Yemen during an attack by armed tribesmen against an oil pipeline which links the country's Masila oilfields to the al-Dabbah export facility on the Arabian Sea, came under attack as maintenance crews were doing repair work following an explosion at the site last month.
An Israeli minister who leads Israel’s Jewish Home Party, says a Palestinian state would ruin Israel’s economy, claimed that the creation of future Palestine would undermine Israel’s security, topple its economy. Expects its friends around the world to stand beside Israel against the growing boycott.
People in Bahrain protest against the Al Khalifa regime’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. On Friday, Saudi-backed security forces used tear gas against the protesters. The village has been the scene of a brutal crackdown, with regime forces opening fire on unarmed protesters on many occasions.
Clashes erupted between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli soldiers at the al-Aqsa Mosque in the West Bank city of Jerusalem. Israeli forces stormed the holy site during this week's Friday prayers. Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets, stun grenades, beat women praying at the mosque.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani announced Wednesday his plan to extend universal health insurance to all Iranians in a new program that the president himself referred to as RouhaniCare on Twitter. The Western-educated president, tweeted that his plan should cover an additional 5 million people.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has admitted that the Syrian government is making gains on the ground in its fight against foreign-backed insurgents US Congress has secretly approved the provision of US arms to insurgents fighting against the Syrian government.
Gunmen have attacked studios of two privately-run television channels in Benghazi as violence rages in Libya. Banghazi has been the scene of numerous attacks and political assassinations amidst an increasing power struggle among several militia groups. Violent clashes in Tripoli between rival militias.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich: Syrian government repelled attacks by foreign-backed militants against chemical arms depots. Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad: Damascus is committed to destruction of its chemical weapons despite difficulties caused by the war.
United Nations: Israel demolished 390 Palestinian homes in the West Bank's Jordan Valley in 2013, resulted in displacement of 600 Palestinians, increase from 172 year before EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, urged Israel to overturn decision to allow 558 new settlements in Jerusalem.
European Commission slammed Turkey’s new cyber law allowing government to block websites without court ruling. raised “serious concerns” of restrictions on freedom of expression, could also request users’ communications and traffic information from providers without a court ruling
Canadian industrial metal band Skinny Puppy sent the Pentagon a bill for $660,000 after being told that guards at Guantanamo Bay had used the band’s music to torment prisoners. Considering suing the Defense Department for using a Skinny Puppy song to torment detainees at the military base in Cuba.
Syrians who applied for refuge in Russia is over 1,200, Syrians seeking asylum in Russia rising. only granted to those who had sufficient grounds for it, mainly on humanitarian grounds, as Syria is unsafe place to live. 31 Syrian refugees out of 2.3 million allowed to come to the US.
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