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Iranian media: ISIS leader declared 'clinically dead' by Israeli doctors in Golan

Following reports by Iranian and Iraqi media that Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had suffered critical injuries in Iraq, unsubstantiated …


An Eye for an Eye

In the fifth episode of “Our Man in Tehran,” Thomas Erdbrink visits with Ameneh Bahrami, whom he first wrote about in 2008 when she won the right to exact revenge on a spurned suitor who doused her with a bucket of sulfuric acid.

Character Dossier: Ameneh Bahrami

Date of birth: Sept. 29, …

Eye for an Eye

Turkey Suspends Judges Who Ordered Release Of Media Exec Held In Anti-Terrorism Investigation

ISTANBUL, April 27 (Reuters) - Turkey on Monday suspended three judges who ordered the release of a prominent media executive and police officers held in an anti-terrorism probe, local media said, in a move that could exacerbate concern over political meddling in the judiciary.

The Supreme Board of …

Human Rights

Tensions rise on Israel-Syria border after infiltration attempt, airstrikes

JERUSALEM — Israeli forces were on heightened alert on Monday along their country’s northern border with Syria after the military reported thwarting …

Middle East

Watch DARPA's Scary Self-Guided Bullets Swerve to Hit Moving Objects

Military researchers at DARPA have been developing ammunitionwhich can change its path in mid-air to ensure it always hits its target. Now, it can …


Analysis: Regional war more likely as Arab armies go on attack

The period of proxy wars and dependency on Western military leadership in the Middle East is ending as Arab states show their growing confidence in …


Literati Sneer at Hebdo’s Graves

Writers condemning PEN America’s free speech award to Charlie Hebdo because of its alleged Islamophobia disregard the right to draw cartoons—even ones that give offense.

Before this year, the satirists of Charlie Hebdo were nearly bankrupt in their native France and virtually unheard of in America. …

Charlie Hebdo

The Biggest Mistakes Pro-Israel Advocates Make. Number 2: How To...

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Alexandra Markus

Production Assistant at AskAbigail Productions

Alexandra is a freelance writer from …

Middle East

The young Arabs who have chosen to be part of Israel

Joint Arab List must reduce Jews’ fear / Yaron London
Op-ed: The Arab political leadership’s challenge is to convince the Jews that Israel’s Arab …

Middle East

Group blasts U. of I. for withdrawing Salaita job offer

A report by a prominent national professors group says the University of Illinois violated the principles of academic freedom when it withdrew a tenured faculty appointment to a professor because of critical and profane comments he made about Israel on social media.

The American Association of …

Middle East

Netanyahu’s settlement policies before and after elections

Jewish settlers stand behind an orange Star of David at entrance of Jewish settlement of Shirat Hayam, August 8, 2005. (Goran Tomasevic / Reuters)

For …

Middle East

'Obama Pressuring Bibi against 67-MK Coalition'

A senior source in the Jewish Home estimated Tuesday that White House pressure against a nationalist government is the real reason for the delay in …

Highly Disturbing: Brazen Support Of ISIS In Jerusalem?

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Head Honcho at Israellycool

An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of …


INTERNATIONAL - Yemen crisis spills into new Iran-US nuclear talks

INTERNATIONAL > Yemen crisis spills into new Iran-US nuclear talks

NEW YORK - Agence France-Presse


US top diplomat John Kerry met his …

Middle East

When you hate Israel, it can do nothing right

When you hate Israel,

it can do nothing right

Evil Hasbara claim

Israel Derangement Response

Israel is tolerant towards gays

Israel has some homophobes, …

Middle East

The Moderate Muslim Stands Alone

T. Belman. Daniel Pipes used to say “moderate Islam is the solution”. To this I replied that only if we support them and reject the Jihadists such as …

BlackBerry acquires WatchDox

BlackBerry has acquired Israeli file-sharing security company, WatchDox, for a reported $100 million price tag. The Canadian mobile phone …


Egypt cancels Russian tourists' visa fee exemption

Researchers believe they may have found the cause of asthma and have published a study at Cardiff University that...

According to the International …


EUROPE - Turkish-Dutch mafia war spills more blood: Report

EUROPE > Turkish-Dutch mafia war spills more blood: Report


The son of a Turkish man who had been questioned over alleged links to a recent …

Foreign Policy

Egypt, Greece, Cyprus to hold summit Tuesday

Researchers believe they may have found the cause of asthma and have published a study at Cardiff University that...

According to the International …


Salma Hayek launches 'The Prophet' in ancestral Lebanon

Hollywood star Salma Hayek, in her ancestral homeland Lebanon for the first time, launched the global premiere of her animated adaptation of Kahlil …

Salma Hayek

"Arab American News" publisher reveals his antisemitism

From The Arab American News coverage of an anti-Israel event:

Osama Siblani, publisher of The Arab American News, said it is vital to honor the …

Arab American

MK Magal: Try Ex-Diplomat Liel for Treason

Jewish Home MK wants Alon Liel put on trial for lobbying European parliaments to support PA state in Jerusalem.

LOCAL - Turkey’s biggest ferry launched in Van

The 136-meter-long ferry will have space for 50 wagons, four tons and 350 passengers. The ship is also capable of bidirectional loading, which …


Bennett should align again with Lapid to replace Shas and UTJ in the new government

T. Belman. To this list I would ask how can Bennett join a government that won’t lift the construction freeze or embrace the Levy Report. So far I …

Yair Lapid

Economic Implications of Iran Sanctions Relief | Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 297

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The lifting of sanctions on Iran will allow Teheran to increase its support for terrorist

Middle East

Boston Bombing Trial: Tsarnaev Defense Asks Jury to Send Him to Prison for Life

The defense team for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began to argue its case against his execution on Monday, with one of his lawyers holding up a photo of a federal supermax prison in Colorado and asking a jury to send him there.

"If you sentence him to life, this is where he …

Boston Marathon Bombing

UN blames Israel for school attacks during Gaza war

Inquiry says military responsible for the deaths of at least 44 Palestinians who sought refuge at UN sites last year.

A UN inquiry has blamed Israeli security forces for seven deadly attacks on UN schools in Gaza that were used as shelters for safety during last year's offensive.

UN Secretary General …

Middle East