Middle East & Gaza Strip

The Middle East or Mideast is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. The Gaza Strip lies on the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, within the Middle East (at 31 25 N, 34 20 E). 5.0/5

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correct me if I'm mistaken but I'm not sure if u went to Gaza Strip ? If u go back to Middle East please
MK Jelin: Gaza Strip is a 'ticking time bomb' - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
Psalm 83 identifies a 10-member coalition comprised of the Arab territories that mostly share common borders with Israel. Psalm 83:4 informs that this formidable alliance wants to destroy the Jewish State and banish the name of Israel once and for all. Psalm 83:6-8 provides the Old Testament identity of these belligerents, which could also include notable terrorist organizations like Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS and more.   ISIS is the acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. “ISIS” is also known as “IS,” which simply means the Islamic State and “ISIL,” which stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The term ISIL, was adopted by the group after making sweeping territorial gains in Northern Syria and Northern Iraq. The subsequent name change implied that the organization would seek further regional advances.   The Levant is a term that generally identifies the greater Middle East region, which includes Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and parts of the S ...
A Middle East with no Israel? I'm NOT worried that , since to Jews WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGHT ! That’s what students in that region of the world will see when they open their new world atlases as provided by the American-based mega-corporation HarperCollins. And apparently this batch of maps did not come from the company’s fiction department. The Telegraph of London has reported the global publishing house sells English-language altlases to schools in the Middle East that show Syria and Jordan extending to the Mediterranean Sea. The West Bank and Gaza Strip are also shown, but Israel is nowhere to be found on the map. Erin Crum, vice president of corporate communications for HarperCollins, would not say how many of the maps had actually been delivered to customers in Arab countries. Besides some unflattering media coverage, the HarperCollins atlases also drew sharp criticism from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, which accused the company of “harming peace efforts in the Middle East,” ...
United Nations, Dec 31, 2014: The UN Security Council yesterday rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from Palestinian Territories by late 2017. The resolution called for negotiations to be based on territorial lines that existed before Israel captured the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip in the 1967 Middle East …
In Defense of Israel - Ron Prosor at the UN Mr. President, I stand before the world as a proud representative of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. I stand tall before you knowing that truth and morality are on my side. And yet, I stand here knowing that today in this Assembly, truth will be turned on its head and morality cast aside. The fact of the matter is that when members of the international community speak about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a fog descends to cloud all logic and moral clarity. The result isn’t realpolitik, its surrealpolitik. The world’s unrelenting focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an injustice to tens of millions of victims of tyranny and terrorism in the Middle East. As we speak, Yazidis, Bahai, Kurds, Christians and Muslims are being executed and expelled by radical extremists at a rate of 1,000 people per month. image Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center right) briefs the Security Council on Jul. 10 on the crisis in Israel and the Gaza Strip. Credi ...
« Breaking News » ISIS sets up training camps in E. Libya next door to Egypt DEBKAfile December 4, 2014, 9:20 PM (IDT) The US military is closely monitoring the training camps the Islamic State has set up in the east Libyan town of Derna, but US Gen. David Rodriguez, head of the Africa Command, said Thursday that the camps are still “very small and nascent.” He ruled out military action. At the same time, experts warn that a number of local factions in Derna have pledged loyalty to ISIS and warn that the Islamists have gained a foothold there. DEBKAfile adds: While the US general tried to play down this development, the new ISIS presence in North Africa has grave ramifications for neighboring Egypt and Israel to the northeast, especially since the Islamist Ansar Beit al-Maqdis of Sinai pledged allegiance to ISIS. Since Qaddafi’s fall, East Libya has been a primary source of illicit arms, which reach the Gaza Strip and other Middle East destinations via the smuggling routes of Sinai.
12 October: Jerusalem: Donor countries at the October 12, 2014 conference on assistance to Palestine should press Israel to lift sweeping, unjustified restrictions on the movement of people and goods into and out of the Gaza Strip. The United Nations Security Council should reinforce previous resolutions ignored by Israel calling for the removal of unjustified restrictions.   Blanket Israeli restrictions unconnected or disproportionate to security considerations unnecessarily harm people’s access to food, water, education, and other fundamental rights in Gaza. Israel’s unwillingness to lift such restrictions will seriously hinder a sustainable recovery after a seven-year blockade and the July-August fighting that damaged much of Gaza.   “Donors who keep footing the bill to rebuild Gaza should insist that Israel lift unjustified restrictions that are worsening a grim humanitarian situation and needlessly punishing civilians,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa direc ...
Discover Egypt = Egypt is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Western Asia. Covering an area of about 1,010,000 square kilometers (390,000 sq mi), Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west. Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. The great majority of its estimated 85 million inhabitatns along the banks of the Nile River, in an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (15,000 sq mile). Egypt is the world’s 38th-largest country. In terms of land area, it is approximately the same size as all of Central America, twice the size of France, four times the size of the United Kingdom, and size of both the states of Texas and California. Egypt is the cradle of a huge vast civilization, whose history goes back to more than five thousand years. It is a big museum illustrating the ancient Egyptian history and a melting ...
Quotes on Palestine UN General Assembly – General Debate – 69th Session Second Day – Thursday, 25 September 2014 - Morning Sessions H.E. President - Mahamadou Issoufou, Niger In this regard (solving terrorism), a just solution to the Palestinian question will certainly help. H.E. President - John Dramani Mahama, Ghana When I hear reports about Israel and Gaza, it is 2005 again and Israel has launched Operation Summer Rain, immediately followed by Operation Autumn Clouds. The resulting death toll in the Gaza Strip is in the hundreds. Many are children (…) we call upon Israel to stop settlement expansion, we support a two-state solution. H.E. President - Hassan Rouhani, Iran (Islamic Republic of) Had we had greater cooperation and coordination in the Middle East, thousands of innocent Palestinians in Gaza would not have been fallen victim to Zionist regime's aggression. H.E. President - Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, Tunisia We call upon Israel to lift the siege over Gaza, to allow the building of an airp ...
Christian Friends of Israel - Jerusalem Israel News Digest-Weekly September 8-12, 2014 Israel Signs $15 Billion Gas Deal with Jordan Despite what we all hear, the news coming from the Middle East is not all bad. According to a Times of Israel article written by Marissa Newman, on September 3 Israel signed a memorandum of understanding with Jordan under which it will supply the Hashemite Kingdom with $15 billion worth of natural gas from Israel’s Leviathan energy field over the next 15 years. Known oil and gas fields in the Levant Basin in the Eastern Mediterranean Region - 16 September 2014 Israel has a Peace Treaty with Jordan as well as a security treaty under which Israel will protect Jordan in case the kingdom is attacked from without. With ISIS hovering on Jordan’s eastern border, it looks like that treaty might be tested soon. In the meantime, the friendship between Jordan and Israel can only be enhanced if Israel helps Jordan with its energy problems. Newman says this new deal is the largest co ...
Carol J. Williams, Paul Richter, Laura King 6:23 p.m. The coalition taking shape as Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched a recruitment drive Thursday among Middle Eastern states and European allies appears to be broader and more committed than the one mustered for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but the U.S. must straddle sharp and growing divisions in the Muslim world over whether to combat or accommodate the forces of militant Islam. Kerry, who held meetings in Saudi Arabia on Thursday ahead of planned trips to Ankara and Cairo, is seeking to stitch together a broad-based Arab resistance against Islamic State's violent advance in Iraq and Syria, even though governments and citizens from some of the Arab nations he seeks to assemble stand accused of providing logistical and financial support to militant Islamic organizations, including those operating in Syria. The issue of support to organizations such as Hamas in the Gaza Strip and the Muslim Brotherhood elsewhere in the Middle East has fueled long-sta ...
. Gaza Attack ; A Joint Arab-Israeli War On Palestine : CNN A major US media network has emphasized in a news analysis that the brutal Zionist onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip is a "joint Arab- Israeli war against the Palestinians.” Quoting a veteran reporter and analyst of Middle East events, Ali Younes, CNN further described the Israeli war on the Palestinian territory as “unprecedented in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict.” "Most Arab states are actively supporting Israel against the Palestinians -- and not eve ashamed about it or doing it discreetly," said Younes in a Sunday news program. He went on to describe the massive military operation on Gaza as a "joint Arab-Israeli war consisting of Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia against other Arabs -- the Palestinians as represented by Hamas.” One of the outcomes of the fighting will likely be "the end of the old Arab alliance system that has, even nominally, supported the Palestinians and their goal of establishing a Palestinian state," ...
Hamas admits reporters who filmed rocket launches were 'deported', intimidated ‘immoral’ press. “These journalists were deported from the Gaza Strip,” the head of foreign relations in Hamas’s Information Ministry, Isra al-Mudallal, tells Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen TV. “The security agencies would go and have a chat with these people. They would give them some time to change their message, one way or another.” (Source: The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI))
Israel is a terrorist state Inquilab Desk: Israeli murder of Palestinians in Gaza due to the travel visa cancellation has previously edited the leftist government in Latin America, the country of Bolivia. Barbaric Zionist terrorist state of Israel was declared as the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales. Decides against Israel earlier this month, according to the Middle East, the Arab News newspaper in Bolivia. Confirming the move, a group of academics isarailabirodhi meeting with President Morales government. He said very clearly, it means that we declare Israel as a terrorist state. 197 in accordance with an agreement, Bolivia visa movement Israeli citizens had the chance. This opportunity will not remain. Gaza Strip to protest the killing of countless innocent Palestinian women and children are the steps to be taken have been janano. Regarding the Israeli aggression in Gaza, Bolivia's president, said, Gaza is proof of the country of Israel has not worked. They do not give any importance to life and manaba ...
"Why do so many of the Palestinians hate Israel?" Take 5 minutes to read this history and you will have the answer: "Many of the Muslims (some Arab some members of other ethnic groups) in the Middle East today trace their lineage back through Esau. They see Abraham as their father just as the Jews do. A Muslim Mosque is built near the burial place of Abraham, in Hebron (a current day town on the West Bank) Ezekiel prophesied about the conflicts between Jews and their cousins in Ezekiel 35: 1-5 The current day Palestinian people (descendants of Esau) and their future fate (which may explain their current situation) is prophesied in Ezekiel 35: 7-9: “I will make Mount Seir utterly desolate, killing off all who try to escape and any who return. I will make you desolate forever. Your cities will never be rebuilt.” The majority of the Palestinian people live in current day Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. They have never had a sovereign government or nation for all of their history datin ...
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Arab leaders, viewing Hamas as worse than Israel, stay silent CAIRO: Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting. Not this time. After the military ouster of the Islamist government in Cairo last year, Egypt has led a new coalition of Arab states — including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan — that has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip. That, in turn, may have contributed to the failure of the antagonists to reach a negotiated ceasefire even after more than three weeks of bloodshed. "The Arab states' loathing and fear of political Islam is so strong that it outweighs their allergy to Benjamin Netanyahu," the Prime Minister of Israel, said Aaron David Miller, a scholar at the Wilson Center in Washington and a former Middle East negotiator under several presidents. "I have never seen a situation like it, where ...
My dear European, American and Canadian friends and family - pls take a few minutes from your busy schedule and read this article. I think it is extreemly importent, and especially so following some decisions and acts carried out by President Obama and his White House team. It looks as if their policy is that the best choice for the Middle East will be if The Islamic Brotherwood gain power in some problematic areas such as Israel, Egypt, Gaza Strip and so on. So again you must read the article, and believe me it is not immaginery. After you finish reading pls share it, bring it to the attention of as many as you can - because clearly it is not going to effect only Israel - you are going to find it on your doorstep one of these days soon. America as the Last Man Standing Geert Wilders is a Dutch Member of Parliament Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom, the Netherlands, at the Four Seasons, New York, introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the Facing Jihad Confere ...
Dear friends and family: One of my colleagues, Amir, is a 29 year old attorney who just completed 20 days of service protecting 4 Israeli communities near the southern Gaza Strip (Ein Hashlosha, Nirim, Nir Oz, and Magen). He visited us in our Tel Aviv office today (July 28th), and told me of essential items that his unit needs (head flashlights, army knives, and portable coffee units). It may sound amazing to you that the army does not supply these items (I was amazed myself) but yes, that is the case. Living in Tel Aviv these days, raising my kids here these days, is not simple. But it is incomparable to the challenges faced by the soldiers in the IDF, who need to feel our support. They deserve all the help we can give them. And I would like to do my little bit (although I am not promising this is the last time I will write asking for money…. ). My goal as I write this tonight is to reach NIS 30,000, in order to purchase a portion of the items they need. Of course, if we exceed this amount, all the bet ...
Spain and Egypt agreed Sunday to maintain an ongoing, permanent and real-time dialogue on the evolution of the Middle East, especially the Gaza Strip, with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo offering his full backing to Cairo's peace initiative for the conflict-ridden zone.
As the conflict in the Middle East continues between the Israelis and the Palestinians, protesters held rallies in Memphis this past weekend demanding the end to the violence in the Gaza Strip.
On arrogance and war Marwan Bishara How and why is Israel weakening Abbas, strengthening Hamas, and destroying Gaza? Only a few weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to get away with it all. He rebuffed the Obama Administration's peace overtures, expanded illegal settlements in the West Bank, and reneged on his agreement with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by refusing to release the last batch of prisoners, the 26 longest serving political prisoners in Israeli jails. Even the dramatic turn of events in the Middle East seemed to work in Israel's favour, as its nemeses grew ever more preoccupied, if not paralysed by their internal problems. As for Hamas, it was on a downturn and growing increasingly unpopular. It was financially bankrupt and unable to pay salaries to its own rather big bureaucracy running the Gaza Strip. It was under siege, and under pressure to do something, anything to ease life in the sprawling Gaza prison camp. The election of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as president ...
Israel may have committed war crimes in Gaza Strip, says UN human rights chief
PRECIOUS-Gold firm above $1,300 on Middle East violence, fund inflows * Spot gold was little changed at $1,304.01 an ounce by 0013 GMT, after dipping 0.2 percent in the previous session. U.S. gold was also flat at $1,304.80. * Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress. * American aviation authorities extended a ban on U.S. flights to Tel Aviv for a second day, spooked by rocket salvoes out of the Gaza Strip, with many other global airlines also avoiding the Jewish State. * Meanwhile, tensions remained high between Russia and the West over Ukraine. Kiev said two of its fighter jets were shot down over the rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, and the missiles that brought them down might have been fired from Russia. * Fierce fighting raged near the pro-Russian rebels' two main centres in Donetsk and nearby Luhansk, wher ...
Email off local MP regarding Gaza Dear Rasheina, Thank you for writing to be regarding the recent violence in the Gaza Strip. I apologise for the delay in response, particularly given the urgent nature of the topic. I have heard from many constituents regarding this situation and fully appreciate and agree on the seriousness of the issue. Peace in the Middle East has to be the aim that everyone ought to unite behind and the Liberal Democrats and I are fully committed to finding a two state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. This necessarily involves compromise on both sides. Regarding the recent violence, I strongly believe that Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza must stop immediately otherwise it will only escalate and make the situation worse. This is unfortunately a situation where there are no winners and the causalities on both sides are appalling. The United Nations has estimated that between 70% and 80% of those causalities are civilians, including at least 120 children. It is complet ...
Wall Street edges lower as geopolitical tensions linger . . . . . . . . . . . . . U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday after the downing of the passenger plane in Ukraine added to the global disapproval of Russian President Vladimir Putin and as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict escalated. In eastern Ukraine, fighting flared in Donetsk as international inspectors started to inspect the remains of the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster. In the Middle East, Israeli jets, tanks and artillery continued to hit the Gaza Strip, despite an appeal for an immediate ceasefire after two weeks of fighting that has killed more than 500 people. -The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.55% or 94.69 points to 17005.36 -The S&P 500 Index fell 0.43% or 8.50 points to 1969.72 -The NASDAQ Composite Index fell 0.40% or 17.93 points to 4413.60 . As of 10:37 a.m. ET The dollar gained against other global currencies and the 10-year Treasury yield fell 2 basis points to 2.467 percent. Reynolds American fell after a Florida ...
The UN Security Council on Monday called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, even as UN chief Ban Ki-moon met Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Qatar in the first leg of his Middle East tour which aims to end the escalating conflict that has killed 501 Palestinians and 20 Is…
STRIPPING THE STRIP Category: Friday column Published on Friday, 18 July 2014 Written by Adamu Adamu Why are they stripping the Gaza Strip? As I begin to write, Israelbhas launched the expected ground offensive. In 2006 when Israel made the mistake of going in for the Hizbullah kill, Robin Wright of the Washington Post was quoting top officials of the Bush administration saying: “For the United States, the broader goal is to strangle the axis of Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria and Iran, which the Bush administration believes is pooling resources to change the strategic playing field in the Middle East.” At the end of the day, all the four of them came out stronger in one of the greatest foreign policy blunders of the United States; though, in then circumstance, such a fate was unavoidable. Hizbullah, strong as ever, now adds defeating Israel to itsncredentials. Already its leader Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah is the most popular leader in the Middle East; and it is said that he can defeat any and every Arab leader ...
This article makes interesting reading. Arab World Hopes Israel Continues Operation 'Protective Edge' and Destroys Hamas Aryeh Savir, Tazpit News Agency 13/7/14 The Arab world, as a default, rallies around Hamas against Israel on any and all issues. Muslim countries in conflict, such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, as well as other Muslim countries came together last week at the UN in attempt to have Israel condemned for their so-called aggression in Gaza. However, in wake of the ever evolving geo-political reality in the Middle East, this seems to be only lip service, and the Arab World is actually interested in the IDF seriously hindering Hamas' terror activities. They see the atrocities and massacres committed by Islamists on a daily basis in Iraq and Syria and are beginning to ask themselves if these serve the interests of the Arabs and Muslims. A growing number of Arabs and Muslims are fed up with the Islamist terrorists who are imposing a reign of terror and intimidation in the Arab world. Senior journali ...
World Protests in Solidarity with Gaza - Photos Jul 11, 2014 Several demonstrations were organized in the Arab and foreign countries in solidarity with the Gaza Strip being under the Zionist aggression for the fourth day. Demonstrations were held in the United Kingdom, Yemen, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, France, and Greece. Protesters were demanding an end to the violence that has erupted in recent weeks in the Middle East. The latest conflict started in late June when three settlers were went missing in the West Bank town of Hebron. In the days after, Zionist police arrested hundreds of Palestinians, and launched a violent assault on the Gaza Strip. Source: almanar
Feeling uneasy and alarmed.Israel bombing the Palestine's Gaza Strip. Afghanistan election is rigged and the Taliban goes on a killing spree. Iraq has been in even more turmoil and may be split in three among the Kurds, Shia and Sunni. Syria'a Civil War escalates among Shia, Sunni, and Hezbollah...death toll 180,000? Syria and Islamic State militants plotting to attack & control Lebanon. Iran and nuclear weapons threat. Saudi Arabia hiding Al Qaida and other militant Islamists. Will the world EVER see peace in the Middle East or is it always to be a ticking time bomb?
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Hamas has warned Israel against waging war on the Gaza strip in retaliation for the deaths of three kidnapped Israeli youths, threatening that “the gates of *** will open” should action be taken. Read More: Israeli missing teenagers: Hamas warns ‘gates of *** will open’ as Israel bombs Gaza strip – Middle East – World – The Independent.
Middle East incidents in the 80s: the Nagorno-Karabakh War, the bombing of Libya in 1986, & the First Intifada in the Gaza Strip/West Bank
On his first official visit to the Gaza Strip, the new head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East...
The decline of Hamas in the Gaza Strip may result in a new wave of chaos
TERMS OF REFERENCE UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA's services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. Programme Coordinator for the "Regional Programme for the Improvement of Living Conditions of Palestinian Refugee Camps" (REPAC), Amman BACKGROUND The German Government has commissioned its "Reconstruction Credit Institute" known as KfW, to develop and execute a Regional Programme to improve the living conditions i ...
More than 30 missiles have been fired at southern Israel by militants in the Gaza Strip in the heaviest barrage since 2012. Sirens sounded across Israel's south and thousands took shelter as the barrage of missiles was unleashed. Dozens of rockets were fired with most landing in open fields, although some reached Israeli towns and three were intercepted. No one was injured. Israeli tanks responded by firing shells into Gaza. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened a forceful response and one Government minister has called for Israel to retake control of territory. The Islamic Jihad group has claimed responsibility and promised to continue the attacks. British Prime Minister David Cameron is urging Israel to seek a peace agreement with the Palestinians, in the hope of ending conflict in the Middle East. Mr Cameron used a speech to the Israeli parliament to say that peace could deliver a more secure Israel and a strong, moderate Palestinian government on its border. He said Britain opposed boycotts ...
Iran says Israel fabricated Gaza weapons claim ... Iran's foreign minister on Friday sharply rejected an Israeli allegation that Tehran tried to ship missiles to the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, calling it a "lie", APA reports quoting AFP. Israel has said it captured a Gaza-bound ship Wednesday carrying dozens of Syrian-made rockets "capable of striking anywhere in Israel". The raid coincided with a high-profile US trip by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met with President Barack Obama for discussions on a Middle East peace deal. "Netanyahu is in Washington... and all of a sudden as a godsend, they capture a ship from Iran with missiles. Just a coincidence?" Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during an official visit to Jakarta. "If Netanyahu is a saint and can produce miracles I believe the Israelis themselves will be amused by that," he said. "So if you cannot believe in miracles by Netanyahu, the only thing that you can believe is that this is a lie. And it is a lie."
Not to alarm anyone, but do you agree that there is no turning back the clock? Even though there have always been wars throughout history, the safer, less destructive world of the pre-nuclear age is over. The crisis in the Middle East, which has been there for millennia, is now becoming a nuclear threat. Iran and Syria are still conspiring to get more and more powerful missiles into the Gaza Strip (see post below entitled "Breaking News"). Make no mistake, when (no longer if) Iran gains nuclear weapons, it will use them. Russia, a major nuclear power can do as it pleases in Crimea, Ukraine and beyond. North Korea and Pakistan and China cannot be trusted. It's only a matter of time before terrorists develop dirty bombs. The Doomsday Clock sits at 11:55, and this was before the current crisis with Russia. My question is a simple one but the most important one: Are you ready to meet Jesus? The world is going to do what the world is going to do and we can't stop it. But we can be ready. Jesus said that when t ...
This is a sickening picture, to see the VP of our country gladly showing up to memorialize a man who committed war crimes/atrocities by any objective metric, is disheartening at the very least! Take Vice President Biden's remarks below as evidence... In his first meetings with Sharon nearly 30 years ago, Biden said “you immediately understood how he acquired … the nickname 'bulldozer.' He was indomitable.” Cole (citation: credit to the above website link) lists Sharon’s various crimes and the top ten ways he “ruined Israel and the Middle East.” -by Garibaldi on January 16, 2014 in Loon Media, Loon Politics (Garibaldi cites Professor Cole in the aforementioned quote, and then includes all the information below as evidence as to Sharon being an undeniable war criminal who should have long ago faced Justice... "1. By killing 63 civilians including women and children in his Unit 101 raid on Qibya in 1953 Ariel Sharon announced that in his vision, Israel would continue the tactics pioneered by 1940 ...
Israel Foils Al Qaeda Plot Against US Embassy By Brigitte Gabriel Time and time again, Israel has proven to be America’s closest, most reliable ally in the Middle East. Last week we saw the latest example of Israel’s dedication to America as an ally when Israel’s Shin Bet security service announced that it had arrested Al Qaeda terrorists who were part of a cell plotting to launch an attack on the US embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. Shin Bet indicated that the three terrorists, two from Jerusalem and one from the West Bank, were recruited by an Al Qaeda terrorist operative based in the Gaza Strip who worked directly for Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. The suicide bomb attack on the US embassy was to be part of an audacious plan to conduct simultaneous attacks on three targets in Israel, the other two targets being an Israeli transit bus and a neighborhood in East Jerusalem. While there have been fears of an Al Qaeda presence in Israel for some time now, this plot is the first indication of actual, ac ...
of which it says is being by hold-ups in Matthew Kalman in Jerusalem Theguardian.com, Thursday 30 January 2014 14.01 GMT drink water in Younis Palestinian children drink water outside their family's tent in Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Ali Ali/EPA of will wake up in February to discover a huge hourglass full of polluted water standing in the city's central Rabin Square. The installation is the centrepiece of a campaign launched by the Friends of the Earth Middle East under the headline: Water Can't Wait, designed to draw attention to an approaching water crisis – particularly in the Gaza Strip. Gidon Bromberg, director of FoE in Tel Aviv, said the environment was being held hostage by the logjam in the Middle East peace process and internal Palestinian disputes between Hamas and Fatah. As the politicians dawdle, fresh drinking water is running out for the 1.7 million Palestinians in Gaza. Last November, the World Bank completed construction of a wastewater treatment plant designed to ...
Two militants killed in Gaza Strip air strike
MIDDLE EAST/ ISLAM & WAR IRAN Inspectors arrive in Iran to monitor nuclear deal House intensifies political campaign for Iran deal says Iran still looking to acquire nuclear material Iran Gained a Foothold in the Arabian Peninsula? Iranian press claims that "Zionists planning to annihilate Islam" steps up military aid to Syrian government gives Russia Aleppo ceasefire plan ahead of talks surrender remarks denied as ‘inaccurate’ says he’s not ready to give up power militias met to agree on peace talks stance opposition to meet in Turkey for peace talks Geneva ‘funeral’ for Syrian regime ‘shameful betrayal’ for Palestinians losing control of Gaza Strip says spying device found near Israel border says could share power with Hezbollah will continue to support Hezbollah: MP announces landslide approval for constitution killed as violence flares in Egypt declares state of emergency air force attacks targets in south after gunmen storm airbase ready to train Iraqi troops on its territory ARABIA Sau ...
The post-Ariel Sharon Middle East really began eight years ago, when he was incapacitated by a stroke. Within less than seven months, Israel's enemies struck: Hamas in a daring attack from the Gaza Strip that resulted in the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Sharon, and Hizbullah with a similar ki...
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the trailblazing warrior-statesman who transformed the region and was reviled by Arab foes, died on Saturday aged 85, after eight years in a coma caused by a stroke. Sharon left historic footprints on the Middle East through military invasion and Jewish settlement-building on land the Palestinians seek for a state but also with a shock decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip. The United States and other foreign powers mourned Sharon as a peacemaker, noting his late pursuit of dialogue with the Palestinians. Those talks continue under Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, though differences remain wide. Sharon died at Sheba Medical Center, near Tel Aviv, where he had been in a coma since being hit by a stroke at the pinnacle of his power as Prime Minister in January 2006. His condition had declined precipitously since the middle of last week. "Arik was a valorous soldier and a bold statesman who contributed much to the security and building up of the State ...
Weeks after record-setting winter storms hit the Middle East, the Gaza Strip was still struggling to cope with severe flooding of homes and businesses.
The Middle East is in the midst of a youth bulge, in which 65 percent of the population is under the age of thirty. Between 1995 and 2025, the populations of Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Syria, the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Yemen will have doubled. Young generations as in the Arab Spring are the most likely to force upheaval and change
Rotary International has provided a US$500,000 emergency response grant to support efforts to quell a recent outbreak of the crippling disease polio in strife-torn Syria. The funds are the first to the World Health Organization in direct support of a Global Polio Eradication Initiative plan aimed at outbreak response throughout the Middle East, as the region gears up for a multi-country response to the threat of polio. Rotary and it's partners have said the vaccinations would take place in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Turkey.
On 17 December 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated, as requested by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to flood and a storm in Gaza Strip. Since 12 December, a winter storm, Alexa, has struck the Middle East causing days of snow and heavy rain. The, reportedl...
The Gaza Strip received its first shipment of industrial fuel in 45 days on Sunday, bringing much-needed relief to the coastal territory battered by a rare Middle East-wide winter storm that left thousands in neighboring Israel without power and paralyzed Jerusalem.
Israel opens dam, flooding the Gaza Strip with rainwater. Dehumanising.
JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Gaza Strip families were forced to evacuate their homes in boats and rafts as heavy flooding rose to second-story levels during the heaviest winter storm to hit the Middle East region in decades.
By Dr. Guy Bechor     The United States' status in the Middle East hasn't reached such a low in many years, so low that Secretary of State John Kerry has actually become a persona non grata in most of the region's countries. It's not just President Barack Obama's failed policy, which has turned the friends of the US into its enemies or made them fear it; it's also Kerry's personality. He wouldn't dare travel to North African countries, for clear fear for his life. Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf see him as a concrete threat on the survival of the regimes and as the person who sold them to Iran. He made a five-minute stop in Egypt and escaped as fast as he could. The Turks are reluctant to talk to him after, as they believe, he sold them to Assad, whose own survival he himself agreed to just several days after defining him as "the new Hitler."   Kerry is a persona non grata among the Palestinians as well. Perhaps Kerry should go to the Gaza Strip, which he cares so much about? Or perhaps to Lebanon, o ...
USAID halts key project in Gaza - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
Freed Canadians are radical grandstanders Margaret Wente The Globe and Mail (includes correction) Published Tuesday, Oct. 08 2013, 7:00 AM EDT Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 08 2013, 10:16 AM EDT The two Canadian men who were jailed in Egypt are now free (and not much the worse for wear, they say) and may soon be heading home to heroes’ welcomes. I’m glad they’re safe. I’m glad our government and our consular officials did their job in extremely chaotic circumstances and got them out in just a few weeks. They’re lucky, and I hope they’re grateful – although I doubt it. John Greyson and Tarek Loubani have been portrayed as innocents abroad, humanitarian do-gooders who were caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. This picture is inaccurate and incomplete. The two are hard-core anti-Israel activists who’ve been mixed up in Middle East politics for years. They should have known what they were getting into. When they were arrested, the two were on their way to deliver medical equipment to a ** ...
£8 to fly to Kabul... As soon as that little diplomatic issue (aka Gaza Strip, holy land, Israel vs. the Middle East) is settled I'll be on the next flight out
Evidence of Hamas Fighting the Syrian Arab Army Hamas organization, the faction ruling the Gaza strip, has joined the coalition of the Muslim Brotherhood against the secular states of Syria, Egypt and what’s left of Lebanon. The evidence was reported continuously by Syrian activists based on information obtained from security quarters and each time the Syrian government and the politicians of the Lebanese resistance movement Hizbullah would deny or soften the tone. Seems there might be a change in the tone coming. Hamas is a Muslim Brotherhood group, or aligned to the Muslim Brotherhood organization, or at least follows the same ideology of the organization created by the Brits in 1929 in Egypt, much earlier before in Arabia which helped Al Saud take power and name Arabia after his name, and branched all over the Middle East and North Africa in a cancerous way. Al Qaeda is one variation of the organization, Ayman Zawahri, the current leader of the terrorist group comes from Egyptian branch of the Muslim ...
Pope Francis start advocating Israel, West Bank, Gaza Strip, form a single Government for these people. Peace to the Middle East.
The Arabs of Palestine MARTHA GELLHORN, novelist, journalist, and former war correspondent, has recently returned from a journey to the Middle East, where she went to see the "Palestinian Refugee Problem" in terms of real life, real people. Here she reports how the Arab refugees and the Arab Israelis live, and what they say about themselves, their past and their future. MARTHA GELLHORNOCT 1 1961, (2) FOR rest and relaxation, together with thousands of locals, I went to the School Sports Day. Fifty thousand refugee children attend school on the Gaza Strip, 98 per cent of the possible school population. In Gaza's spacious stadium, 2000 school children were gathered. They ranged from tiny tots, the Brownies, in berets and ballet-skirted orange uniforms, to boys in running shorts and muscles. They paraded past the governor of the Gaza Strip in the viewing stand, led by girls in colored outfits who formed the Palestine flag. The human flag was followed by the Brownie babies, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, girl gymn ...
Singer from Gaza wants to be ‘Arab Idol’ “ARAB IDOL” is an over-the-top TV ratings smash in the Middle East, and a young crooner from a Palestinian refugee family, whom admirers have nicknamed “the Rocket,” is stealing the show. The surprise breakout of the second season is a 23-year-old Gaza Strip resident named Mohammed Assaf, whose patriotic folk songs and romantic ballads — with their themes of grit, longing and love — have propelled him into the final rounds. After shuttering joint complex, North’s reopening overture sidesteps role of South Korean government. Patriotic folk songs and romantic ballads have propelled college student to final rounds of TV contest. Divisions in the 27-member bloc and the rebel coalition hamper chances of an arms embargo being lifted. The U.S. secretary of state is hoping to use economic promise as a bridge to an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. “I think this shows the world there are many normal people in Gaza, that Gaza is not just this place of terro ...
President Pranab Mukherjee has released a stamp to commemorate the bicentenary celebrations of Army's 3 Para (Special Forces) unit. Mukherjee released a commemorative stamp on the occasion of bicentenary celebrations of the 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Raised on March 8, 1813, the 3 Para (SF) is one of the first battalions of the Army which served under the United Nations flag from November 1956 to November 1957 as part of Indian contingent of the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt and Gaza Strip. It took part in various operations before and during World War I and during World War II it participated in operations in the Middle East and Burma. During Jammu and Kashmir Operations, it took part in the famous battle of Shelatang on November 7, 1947. The battalion has been awarded with 4 Mahaveer Chakras, one Kirti Chakra, 15 Veer Chakras and five Shaurya Chakras.
Renewable Energy Prospects in Palestine - By Mohammad Ziad Yamin | Renewable Energy, Solar Energy - High population growth, increasing living standards and rapid industrial growth has led to tremendous energy demand in the Palestinian Territories in recent years. The energy situation in Palestine is highly different compared to other countries in the Middle East due to non-availability of natural resource, financial crunch and unstable political condition. Palestine is heavily dependent on Israel for meeting its energy requirements. Almost all petroleum products are imported through Israeli companies. Israel controls energy imports into Palestine and thus prevents open trade in electricity and petroleum products between Palestine and other countries. Currently Egypt supplies merely 17MW of electrical power to the Gaza Strip while 20MW is supplied to Jericho by Jordan’s state-utility firm. Energy is increasingly becoming unaffordable for people living in Palestinian areas due to rampant poverty and wide ...
Today in The World -Africa -Kenyan presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta requested Thursday that his trial for crimes against humanity be delayed because of late disclosure of evidence. -French troops uncovered roughly 1,700 pounds of explosives Wednesday in the northern Malian city of Gao. -The date for Zimbabwe's constitutional referendum has been tentatively set for March 16, according a government minister. -Middle East -Egyptian forces flooded tunnels under the border with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in an effort to shut down smuggling operations. -Iran indicated that progress had been made in nuclear negotiations with the IAEA, but that a framework agreement has yet to be finalized. -SYRIAN REBELS KILLED AN IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD COMMANDER NEAR THE TOWN OF ZABADANI, A FEW MILES FROM THE LEBANESE BORDER. -Asia -Thai troops killed at least 16 Islamist militants early Wednesday as they attempted to storm a military base in Narathiwat province. -A NATO airstrike in the Kunar province of Afghanist .. ...
Jackson Diehl Jackson Diehl Deputy Editorial Page Editor Wading into the Middle East morass Smaller Text Larger Text Text Size Print E-mail Reprints By Jackson Diehl, Published: January 7 On his second day in office in 2009, Barack Obama launched an ambitious effort to broker peace in the Middle East, ignoring warnings that neither Israelis nor Palestinians were ready for a deal. He was badly burned. Despite the appointment of former senator George Mitchell as an envoy and plenty of direct presidential involvement, the initiative flopped. Israelis and Palestinians never began substantial negotiations, and Obama’s first term ended with another mini-war in the Gaza Strip. Four years later, the diplomatic landscape looks even more forbidding. Gaza remains firmly in the possession of the Hamas movement, which has not budged from its refusal to recognize Israel. The Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas appears to be crumbling, with Abbas himself contemplating retirement. An election this month in Israel ap ...
Published Aug, 2011...How much closer are we now? JERUSALEM, Israel - Last year, an international crisis exploded when Israel stopped a flotilla of ships from breaking its naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The incident left Israel feeling more isolated, but some Jews saw the pages of scripture coming alive through the crisis. When Israeli commandos stormed the Turkish-owned flagship, Mavi Mamara, leading the flotilla, things quickly turned deadly. Pro-Palestinian activists attacked the soldiers, who then defended themselves. Nine activists died in the melee. Israel acted to keep weapons out of Hamas-controlled Gaza, but that didn't stop an international rush to judgment. The U.N. Security Council condemned Israel and called for an investigation. Sweden, Ireland and other nations planned boycotts against the Jewish State. Shifting Allegiance The incident also revealed Turkey as a major player in the Middle East, with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan shifting his allegiance from Israel to Iran, Syria and ...
What Are We to Be Doing. Right Now! By Don twobears - Everyone is watching the situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip; the rocket attacks with some reaching Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. There are some born-again Christians wringing their hands over everything that is taking place in the Middle East, so at this point, I must ask, IS this what we are to be doing at this point in time? Yes, I understand that the Rapture and the Tribulation are very close at hand and I am as able as you to take note of the prophecies that are coming to bear everyday. I truly understand that the worst the earth has ever seen since its creation is about to erupt and decimate the population of the world, but my question still stands: “What are we to be doing...right now?” Did Jesus Christ not say, fear not for He has conquered the world and death? It appears everyone that understands what is about to take place (the Rapture) is more interested in watching the boob-tube for the latest developments than being out and about, with th ...
Gaza: Khaled Meshaal, political leader of Hamas, has reached the Gaza Strip, setting foot on Palestinian soil for the first time in 37 years. "I hope god will make me a martyr on the land of Palestine in Gaza," Qatar-based TV channel Al Jazeera quoted Meshaal as saying during his visit to Gaza, shortly after he drove through from Egypt into Gaza via the Rafah crossing. "This is the first time that I am coming to Palestine in 37 years," said Meshaal, who according to Al Jazeera is originally from a village in the West Bank but went into exile after the 1967 Middle East war. Meshaal only returned for a brief visit in 1975. The leader of the Islamist militant movement will spend two days in the Palestinian enclave and is expected to attend a rally Saturday, advertised as both a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Hamas' founding and a celebration of "victory" over Israel in the recent days of fighting that resulted in a ceasefire. Hamas has ruled Gaza since 2007. "This is my third birth," Meshaal said, ...
Fellow American, United States taxpayers have provided more than $2 billion in aid to the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) under the Obama Administration over the past three years. In return for that aid, Mahmoud Abbas, President of the P.A., completely ignored the United States’ request to postpone further requests for a status upgrade from the U.N. General Assembly until the situation in the Middle East calmed and peace talks could resume. The United Nations voted on November 29 to approve the Palestinian Authority’s defiant request to be granted the status of a “non-member observer state.” The U.N. then described the “Palestinian borders” as including Judea and Samaria (often referred to as the West Bank), the eastern portion of Jerusalem, and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. And, as a prelude to the vote, the Palestinians decided it was also in their interest to rain missiles of terror on Israel – all the while using the world media to post propaganda-style pictures of the Palestinian wounde ...
SHAME ON OUR LEADERS WHO JUST SEEK SUPPORT FROM US TO KEEP THEIR THRONES INTACT AT ANY COST:: SHAME-SHAME-SHAME Turkish Prime Minister Slammed both the Jewish State (invalid) and the so called world body-the UN ISRAEL DO ETHENIC CLEANSING IN GAZA Prime Minister (PM) Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of ethnic cleansing committed in Gaza and said the Jewish State's air attack could not be considered self-defense. "The ethnic cleansing committed Israel for neglecting the peace in the region and violated international law," said Erdogan, Friday (20/11). "Israel occupied Palestinian Territories gradually." The Prime Minister said Israel's air strikes against the Gaza Strip cannot be considered to defend itself, accused the Western Nations helped what he calls a "terrorist State" by allowing the action of violence in the Middle East. "Sooner or later, Israel will receive a reply for the blood of innocent citizens as a result of its attack on it," he said. He said the Turki, Misr and the Khaleeji count ...
Will the Arabs speak up for Gaza? Last updated: 19 November 2012 We look at how a changing Middle East could affect the way the Gaza-Israel conflict plays out. It is a conflict that had been pushed from the headlines by the Arab Spring, now the stand-off between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip has been reignited. " The Peace Treaty between Egypt with Israel calls for stability for all the region but what is happening now is causing instability. What they [Israel] are making now is just chaos. This is totally against the Peace Treaty." - Mohammad Soudan, Egypt's Freedom and Justice party But are Arab nations now more willing to speak up for the Palestinians or are they more concerned with their own political agendas? Israel and Gaza have traded a volley of rockets and airstrikes across the border, for months. But the the crisis escalated when Israel killed Ahmed Jabari, the leader of Hamas' military wing, on Wednesday. Hamas avenged the assassination by launching hundreds of rockets from Gaza, one of t ...
Crude oil futures prices plunged 2.8% after reports Israel and Palestinians were near a truce eased worries the conflict would block supplies from the region. Hamas, the Gaza Strip's ruling party, is close to a deal to halt hostilities along the Gaza Strip, but hasn't yet reached one, the Associated Press cited a senior Hamas official as saying. Meanwhile, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev told CNN that a cease-fire deal with Gaza militants hasn't been finalized and the "ball is still in play." U.S. oil futures had climbed 4.5% over the previous two sessions on fears that the conflict could spread throughout the Middle East and disrupt oil production and transportation. "We've a had a 5% gain...since the shooting started. If it's going to stop, then the [oil] bulls have run out of steam," said Addison Armstrong, senior director of market research at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Conn. "That's the main cause of the selloff today." Front-month January crude oil futures prices on the New York Mercantil ...
U.S. Muslims, Arab-Americans Urge President to Demand Restoration of Gaza Ceasefire Broken by Israel (WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/15/12) –- A coalition* of American Muslim and Arab-American civil rights, community and advocacy organizations today called on President Obama to demand that Israel restore the ceasefire that it broke with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Since Israel began its latest round of attacks on Gaza, a number of Palestinian and Israeli civilians have been killed, including the 11-month-old son of a BBC journalist. SEE: Journalist's 11-Month-Old Son Killed in Gaza Strikes (Wash. Post) In a statement, the coalition said: "We urge President Obama not to sit on the sidelines as American taxpayer-funded weapons are used to kill civilians -- including babies -- and to destroy the civilian infrastructure in Gaza. Our nation's blind support for Israel's brutal actions has done and continues to do immense harm to America's image and interests in the Middle East and worldwide. "We regret the death or ...
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading to the Middle East for urgent talks in a bid to end the deadly Gaza crisis, a White House spokesman says. She will meet Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and officials in Ramallah before heading to Cairo, the spokesman said during a briefing in Cambodia - NBC News Read more: A Palestinian man uses his iPad as he takes pictures of a destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Nov. 19. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters)
Stock market opened strongly this morning, suggesting that investors are focusing on "fiscal cliff" developments and paying little attention to the Middle East. This from David Kelly, chief global strategist for the JP Morgan funds: "These two conflicts (Israel-Hamas and Syria) may not matter much to markets. Syria is not a rich nation and it is not a significant oil producer. The people of the tiny Gaza Strip are poorer still and have no impact on the global economy. If these conflicts made it more likely that the United States and Israel would attack Iran’s nuclear facilities and precipitate a disruption to oil production or shipping through the Persian Gulf it would be different. However, as is evidenced by the lack of movement in oil prices in the last week, financial markets don’t, at this time, expect such a linkage. "Here in the United States, the Fiscal Cliff clearly matters to markets. Stock prices have fallen steadily since election day, as commentators outlined the grisly economic cons ...
Israel Under Fire Rockets keep coming from Gaza, not that the world notices. [Wall St Journal editorial - November 5, 2012] As the U.S. Presidential campaign races to the finish, the Middle East continues to boil. Not that the world seems to notice. Last week, Palestinian terrorists operating from the Gaza Strip fired 21 rockets and mortars into Israel. That followed a three-day, 77-shell barrage, in which two civilians were seriously injured and thousands of people were forced into bomb shelters. More than 800 rockets and mortars have been fired into Israel from the Strip in 2012. If this incoming fire were landing in Texas from Mexico—or in southern Spain from North Africa—it would be a major story. Instead, the world has largely ignored the attacks while obsessing over a possible Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Iran is a principal arms supplier to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which operates out of Gaza and is responsible for many of the recent attacks. Iran's war against Israel, in o ...
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Undeniably true, no matter what your opinion on the conflict is ... Last month, a group of Scandinavians pulled up anchor from a Swedish port and set off toward the Middle East under the pretense of delivering humanitarian aid. The Nordic fog may have clouded their choice of destination. The moral compass of these self-proclaimed human-rights activists steered them to the Gaza Strip, not Syria. The fleets of flotillas, ferries, yachts, sailboats, canoes and catamarans and that have set sail for Gaza in recent years rival the size of the Spanish Armada. Yet one might argue that humanitarian flotillas are needed just a bit more urgently in Syria, where more civilians have been murdered by the Assad regime than those killed during Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11 combined. The conflict in Syria has also claimed roughly four times as many victims in the past 20 months as were killed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the past 20 years. The residents of Gaza continue to en ...
It is surprising to me that an American President would cater to the Muslim Brotherhood as Barack Hussein Obama does. Let’s just cover a few points, shall we? Obama injected himself directly into the Arab Spring under the guise of helping to spread Democracy. Obama has constantly apologized to the Muslims for American policies. Obama has encouraged immigration to the US from the Gaza strip, most of whom are Hamas sympathizers. Obama continues to funnel billions of dollars of American taxpayer money into the Middle East and has given American arms to those who seek to destroy us. Obama was too busy campaigning while our Middle East embassies were being over run by jihadists. The ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens was sodomized and murdered. American flags were removed and burned at our embassies and replaced with al-Qaeda flags. Obama has dismantled NASA’s space program and turned it into a Muslim outreach center. Obama and his regime have appointed Muslims to top level security positions in our ...
An important event happened in the Middle East. The Ruler of Qatar and Wife pay an official visit to the HAMAS Government of Gaza Strip (antagonist to Dr. Abbas' FATAH Government rulling the West Bank) officializing in this way the existence of TWO Palestinian Authorities ( a West Bank Authority ruled by the secular FATAH, and a HAMAS fondamentalist one in Gaza Strip). The difference between the two is that HAMAS is not ready and willing to reach any Peace Treaty with Israel, ready only for an Armistice ("Hudna", in Arabic) at long term, while officially, FATAH would be ready to a Peace with Israel. In fact, FATAH is afraid to go to a Peace Treaty with Israel (that would impose some compromises, as any Peace Treaty does) for not losing the public support being declared by the HAMAS Government as traitors. Then it is stacked.
Dan Higgins The elimination of Osama bin Laden was a great success, but does anyone reasonably believe that the elimination of one man has ended this struggle? I find it offensive that this administration continually talks about the destruction of Al Qaeda when we see it resurgent in all parts of the Middle East, Pakistan, and North Africa. Additionally, Al Qaeda isn't the only terror network. Islamic extremism, by all accounts, is on the rise throughout the world, and this administration is still dancing like Chad Johnson in the end zone. The Arab Spring is yielding instability and setting the stage for terrorist regimes to obtain control. Hezbollah has deployed SAM batteries in the Gaza Strip, Iraq is vulnerable, Iran remains unchecked. It is unbelievable!. PROPS TO MY BROTHER ON THIS ONE! AMEN!
Obama "I will stand with Israel if it is attacked." Of course it will be a smaller target when he makes Israel reduce their borders to pre-1967 boundaries...which gives the West Bank, including Jerusalem, to the Palestenians as well as the Gaza strip. He's already told the Israeli Prime Minister that Israel should give all this land to the Palestinians. That's not the kind of "stand" the US needs to make. It's our only democratic ally in the Middle East.
"Are the Israelis really “brutal” as the art exhibit depicts? Consider: Even at a time when rockets are regularly being fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel’s southern communities, Israeli hospitals in the north are providing first class medical care to Gazan kids. According to the Children’s Hospital at Rambam Health Care Campus, four Gazan children, nephrology patients suffering from kidney insufficiency, have been hospitalized for several months there where they are receiving lifesaving therapy while awaiting kidney transplants. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted in a speech at the UN General Assembly on September 27, “every year, thousands of Arabs from the Palestinian Territories and Arabs from throughout the Middle East come to Israel to be treated in Israeli hospitals by Israeli doctors. It’s because Israel cherishes life… and seeks peace.”" Hamilton library exhibit sparks controversy The Canadian Jewish News - Thursday October 04, 2012 Good Read Media Researcher No ...
This is to Israel, Get off your high horses and wake up. You and Iran are at odds and the American Government is behind it all. You and Iran are playing the blame game and neither of you are responsible. I live in the US and I am also of Arab, Asian, Jewish and Native American decent. The American power hates Jews. It is based on the corporate Jewish power in this country. My bloodline is ancient and very strong. Do you not get it at all. You are a pawn as well as the stepping stone for the Anglo American Power into the Middle East. Stop dictating the Gaza Strip as you seem to forget that your homeland was not yours until 1948. You have alienated every Muslim in the world and well, let us see how well that has worked out for you. You seem to forget how your people were alienated during WWII. It was not Hitler who was behind that either. Try the Catholic Church. The head of Catholic Power was behind it all and you were too pompous to even see any of it. You should see what is in your futures, or should I s ...
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In the Bible, there was no Palestine. The Philistines were the name of the people now called Palestinians. It's a fact that's confirmed by going back to the original translation. The Philistines were people who came south, by boat, from what is now Turkey, and settled on what is now known as the Gaza Strip. Political Correctness and most history instructors have been taught, and are now teaching revisionist history that conforms to their anti-God, Marxist ideology. Most of today's Palestinians are Arabs who settled in what was, and is, the Land of Israel. God created Israel, called the Promised Land, which was the land of Canaan, for his people, the Israelites. That's to the best of my memory from the Bible, Biblical scholars, and professors of the history of the Middle-East.
Exposed: The Formula for Islamic Takeover By Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack The word “Democracy” has become increasingly and deceptively powerful. It has come to be seen as something on par with “freedom” and “justice.” It has been the fuel for the very inaptly named ‘Arab Spring.’ Democracy and freedom are not synonymous terms. They don’t mean the same thing at all. The forces at work that support the ‘Arab Spring’ know this but they don’t want the world to know it. After all, war is deception. The now infamous ‘Bush Doctrine’ evolved from a policy that gave the United States the right to preemptively defend itself to something that sought the promotion of Democracy all across the Middle East. This policy of Democracy was applied to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Gaza Strip. The result has been far less than spectacular. Afghanistan has written a Constitution that identifies Islamic law as the law of the land. Ditto Iraq, which has also, essentially, become annexed by Iran. Gaza, a ...
Israeli daily, Haaretz, published a report revealing that Israel revoked the residency rights of around 240.000 Palestinians since it occupied the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, in 1967, until the Palestinian Authority was established in 1994. The IMEMC is a media collective. We are...
Israel agrees to return those in solitary confinement to general population, permit family visits from both Gaza Strip, West Bank.
2 May 2012, Rome - The detection in the Gaza Strip of a new case of a novel strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) underscores the importance of maintaining - and intensifying -- international efforts to stop the virus from spreading further in the Middle East and North Africa, FAO said today. Follo...
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