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What Now ! CNN – diplomatic “train wreck” Iran president rules out dismantling nuclear centrifuges

140123115948-davos-rouhani-speaks-story-top  A CNN interview to be aired on Sunday will have Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declaring to CNN host Fareed Zakaria that Iran “will not accept any limitations” on its “nuclear technology” in the context of a comprehensive agreement between Tehran and the West, and that the Iranians will “not under any circumstances” agree to destroy any uranium enrichment centrifuges.

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Israel’s Amb. to U.S. Michael Oren – Israel’s Resilient Democracy

By Michael Oren for Foreign Policy . At 64, Israel is older than more than half of the democracies in the world. The Jewish state, moreover, belongs to a tiny group of countries — the United States, Britain, and Canada among them — never to have suffered intervals of non-democratic governance.

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Exposing the Truth about Global March on Jerusalem

All Information made possible by CIF Watch. As previously reported, the SE Asia delegation of the Global March to Jerusalem (which has picked up some Iranian fellow travellers along the way) is currently in Turkey.

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Shimon Schocken Takes Us on the Ride of Hope

Shimon Schocken is the IDB Professor of Information Technologies and founding dean of the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Israel. I want to thank my friend and contributor to israelseen, Shelly Schreter  for making me aware of this TED X lecture. רכיבות התקווה של שמעון שוקן

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Israel Beyond Images

1. What David Cameron and Nick Clegg never speak about, and why their silence hinders a two-state solution……This week, a so-called “split” emerged between British Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

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Muslims Hate Jews up to Their Bones – But Why

By Dr. Syed Kamran Mirza.  the author of Roots of Islamic Terrorism and co-author of Beyond Jihad and Leaving Islam-Apostates Speak Out. Another perspective in understanding the Muslim intent in the life and death struggle to survive in a hostile region.

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Historical Meeting at the Senate Building in Rome

Rome, July 1st, 2011 – Political leaders from the Italian Senate, together with representatives from civil society and faith communities, gathered in the Italian Senate Building on Thursday to express their support for Israel as current threats develop.  These include a new Gaza flotilla, a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state in September and other forms of delegitimization of the Jewish State.

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Second Gaza Flotilla – Who is Behind It

By Ehud Rosen The second flotilla is coordinated by Muhammad Sawalha, a senior UK-based Muslim Brotherhood figure connected to Hamas. Many of the participating organizations can be directly linked with the Union of Good (UoG), a coalition of European charities affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which in 2008 was designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. Treasury for transferring funds to Hamas.

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Col. Richard Kemp, former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, spoke in Tel Aviv

Last night, Col. Richard Kemp, former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, spoke in Tel Aviv to a group of young professionals and soldiers:

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Fly your flag this Israel Independence Day.

Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Celebrate !

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Part I – A Conspiracy of Silence in Israel

By Prof. Paul Eidelberg. Why hasn’t any Israeli government revealed America’s economic as well as strategic and technological dependence on Israel? Leaving this question for a future article, the following is extracted from my book An American Political Scientist in Israel (Lexington Books, 2010).

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The Untold Story of the Forgotten Refugees – 1,000,000 Jewish refugees from Arab Countries

In 1945 there were up to one million Jews living in the Middle East and North Africa outside the Palestine Mandate – many living in … all » communities dating back more than three millennia. Today, there are only several thousand remaining.

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Abbas IS Negotiating, But Not at the Table

By John Poris I recently remembered some of the basics of a great negotiating course I took a number of years ago, and realized that all of the PA’s statements, ultimatums, and dictates about “pre-conditions” are, in fact, part of a negotiation. Continue Reading »

How Accurate Reporting Dies to Moral Equivalency

by Alex Margolin.  When Judge Richard Goldstone published his famous op-ed reconsidering the Goldstone Report, he – perhaps unintentionally – revealed one of the predominant biases of the Goldstone Committee that produced the report. The committee, it appears, was operating under a deep-set assumption of moral equivalence between Israel and Hamas.

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PM Netanyahu on YouTube’s World View

PM Netanyahu was the 3rd world leader to appear on YouTube’s World View project. Of course being the PM of Israel his appearance drew questions from all over the world. In the interview he offers Israel’s take on the recent unrest across the Middle East, Israel’s relations with the US and more.

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24 Hour Jewish News Network on the Horizon

Nissan 7, 5771, 11 April 11 11:18. by Fern Sidman, INN NY Correspondent Israel National News Russian born oligarch and Israeli billionaire Dr. Alexander Mashkevich has announced his intention to create a pro-Israel international news network, similar to Al Jazeera and the BBC. Speaking at the United Israel Appeal’s annual conference of Jewish leaders in Washington last week, Dr. Mashkevich, who is president of the organization, said of the network, “It won’t be a propaganda channel, but will simply tell the truth. The most important thing is to represent Israel on an international level, with real information.”

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Why Has the Domino Effect Been Halted in the Middle East Uprisings

By Dr. Mordechai Kedar Middle Eastern Insight. Even American arms and training, European funds and global political support  will not turn the Fatah regime in Judea and Samaria into something upon  which Israel can depend. Only the establishment of eight homogeneous tribal  states, based on the urban population, can survive for long. At the same  time, Israel must always retain control of the rural expanse to prevent it  from becoming entrenched, missile-equipped Hamas hilltops, like the hills in  southern Lebanon and the tunnel city dug under the Gaza Strip.

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The Palestinian Wall of Lies – See it and Learn the Truth

A short film by the David Horowitz Freedom Center that uncovers the lies of “Israel Apartheid Week”

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Defund the UNRWA

by Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander Joffe The Wall Street Journal April 1, 2011 http://www.romirowsky.com/9019/defund-the-unrwa In early March, Palestinians took the streets of Lebanon to protest the tragic death of a handicapped 11-year-old boy who was denied care by a Lebanese hospital.

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Libyan rebels sold Hizballah and Hamas chemical shells

US Adm. James Stavridis. DEBKA Reports that Senior Libyan rebel “officers” sold Hizballah and Hamas thousands of chemical shells from the stocks of mustard and nerve gas that fell into rebel hands when they overran Muammar Qaddafi’s military facilities in and around Benghazi, debkafile’s exclusive military and intelligence sources report. Continue Reading »

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