A letter to Obama

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An address to the US president on the situation in the Middle East, Hamas and the UN Human Rights Council.

Dear President Barack Obama,   You are the leader of the free world. Here in the Middle East, where we live, freedom is running out.

Countries and entire regions are falling into the hands of brain-washed, hate-filled extremists, who slaughter anyone who doesn’t think the same way they think or agree with all their religious beliefs. Look at what’s happening in...

Special: Psychological warfare between Hamas and Israel

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In ongoing conflict between Israel, Hamas what is counted is not the number of bodies, but the amount of fear and despair that each side succeeds to instill in the hearts and minds of its enemy.

Monday night July 14: Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV is broadcasting the speech of top figure and former Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh live from Gaza. As Haniyeh speaks about the “victories” of the resistance, some viewers in Gaza see Arabic writing on their televisions: “Tomorrow there will...

Amnesty Investigator Admits: Palestinian 'Witnesses' Often Lie

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Article by Amnesty field researcher seemingly backs Israeli concerns that NGOs simply swallowing Palestinian narrative.

An article penned last month by a field investigator for rights group Amnesty International has been raising questions about how NGOs report on the Arab-Israeli conflict, after she admitted that Palestinian witnesses regularly lie to investigators.   Donatella Rovera's article was published by Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP), and...

'Israel's missile-defense system could crumble at the moment of truth'

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Dr. Nathan Faber, an expert on anti-ballistic-missile defense, questions the efficacy of Israel's tiered-defense concept in an all-out war on several fronts, citing financial and operational reasons.

In a piercing, informative and opinionated article based on data, Dr. Nathan Faber criticized the Israeli missile-defense concept ("tiered defense") this week. The conclusion of Dr. Faber's article, published on the Magen Laoref ("Homefront Shield") foundation's...

Foreign Affairs: The year authority broke down

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The leader of the most powerful empire in history, after four years of much-heralded preparations, failed to properly launch not only his flagship reform, but even just its website.

It was a farce worthy of the Book of Esther. The leader of the most powerful empire in history, after four years of much-heralded preparations, failed to properly launch not only his flagship reform, but even just its website.   Citizens of the world watching US President Barack Obama scrambling to restore...

Wink on the way to a bomb

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Op-ed: Washington's indecisiveness on Syria tells Israel its assurances regarding Iranian threat cannot be counted on

In the background of the debate regarding President Obama's conduct during the Syrian crisis lies a more critical question: How will the US act when Iran edges toward a bomb? Can we count on the White House's decisive statement assuring us that Iran will not obtain nuclear weapons? The period at the end of this firm statement is suspiciously similar to the red line...

'You Can’t Rely on America'

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Legal expert warns Israel against relying on American support in case of trouble: "Even when they do act, they’re too late."

America has no plans to truly intervene in Syria – and Israel should learn from that, attorney and current affairs analyst Yoram Sheftel warned in an interview with Arutz Sheva.   “Even if they attack, it will just be for the protocol. It won’t be a real assault,” he said.   “Obama has already proven that he...

The Obama Doctrine: Right is might

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Principled decisions, driven by fundamental good and contrasted by stark and evident evil, serve to reinforce the core US national security interests.

WASHINGTON - Ignored for over two years, the crisis in Syria has suddenly captured the world's attention.   Over 100,000 have died at the hands of a brutal dictator and the rebels fighting for his ouster. Women and children have been targeted indiscriminately by a shell of their former government. But it was the mass killing of 1,429...