Monthly Archives: May 2012

Haaretz reporter Uri Blau to be indicted for possessing classified documents

An offshoot of the Anat Kam affair was the case of Haaretz journalist Uri Blau, to whom Anat Kam passed classified documents that she illegally purloined from the IDF general’s office where she was serving during her IDF service.  When … Continue reading

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Iran threatens that Israel will be engulfed if West attacks Syria

First we had Bashar Assad threatening to attack Tel Aviv if NATO attacked it. Now Iran has piled on and is threatening to “make Israel burn” if the West attacks Syria.  I admit I had to read the headline twice … Continue reading

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What motivates Turkey’s persistent belligerence towards Israel?

Turkey has filed charges against four senior IDF officers for the deaths of the Turkish citizens during the Mavi Marmara fiasco. This in itself would be understandable if not logical considering that the UN Palmer Report exonerated Israel. However the … Continue reading

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Anti-Zionism is bigotry

Melanie Phillips nails it when she calls out anti-Zionism for what it is – bigotry. Ms. Phillips is never backwards in coming forwards in pointing out the double standards relating to Israel, but this latest article of hers is outstanding. … Continue reading

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Powerful new cyber weapon hits Iran

Meet “Flame”, the newest and most powerful cyber-virus to hit Iranian computers, as well as many more around the Middle East. However, there is a twist in this tail tale, since the virus has apparently also infected Israeli computers, at … Continue reading

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Chag Shavuot Same’ach

The Jewish People are heading into another festival this weekend, with Shavuot running straight on from Shabbat and beginning on Saturday night (so I will be offline until Sunday night). The festival commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount … Continue reading

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