Hezbullah’s deputy, Sheikh Naim Qassem warns the EU it would be making a “big mistake” if it should label the group as a terrorist organization.
By Elad Benari, Canada
The deputy chief of the Hizbullah organization warned the European Union on Friday that it would be making a “big mistake” if it labeled the Lebanese Shiite group as a terrorist organization.
Hezbollah’s no. 2 Sheikh Naim Qassem – Photo Reuters
Sheikh Naim Qassem told the Al Mayadeen television network that such threats “do not concern” or worry the group. He did not elaborate.
The EU has so far been reluctant to add Hizbullah to its list of terrorist organizations, but Britain this week filed a formal request to blacklist what is called the “military wing” of the Lebanon-based group. Continue Reading »
“This week’s events are part of a disturbing pattern of events intended to spark provocation with Israel,” said UN ambassador to Security Council.
Israel on Saturday accused Syrian forces of trying to provoke conflict following a border clash.
Merkava tank – Israel news photo: Flash 90
Tensions around Golan Heights ceasefire zone between the two rivals have escalated since Syrian forces fired across the UN-patrolled ceasefire line and hit an Israeli military vehicle on Tuesday.
“This week’s events are part of a disturbing pattern of events intended to spark provocation with Israel,” said Israel’s UN ambassador Ron Prosor in a letter to the UN Security Council. Continue Reading »
Israeli official says Syria’s failed cyber attack was launched about 2 weeks ago.
Literally, hundreds of cyber attacks occur every minute against crucial Israeli infrastructure.
By Ilana Curiel
A senior Israeli official revealed on Saturday that Syria has attempted two weeks ago to launch a cyber attack against Haifa‘s water system, in retaliation to the alleged Israeli attack in Damascus a month ago.
Syria’s Bashar Assad – Photo: AP
Yitzhak Ben-Yisrael, chairman of the National Council for Research and Development, said that Israeli critical infrastructures such as electricity, water and the stock exchange undergo hundreds of cyber attacks every minute. Continue Reading »
MK Moshe Gafni was surprised to discover use of his name for fake profile
. After unsuccessful attempts to contact social network’s management, he invites Facebook’s founder & CEO to attend urgent discussion at Israeli parliament
By Tzvika Brot
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is likely a very busy man, is facing an unexpected task: The Israeli parliament has summoned him for a discussion on the social network at the request of Knesset Member Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism).
Will Zuckerberg accept invitation and visit Knesset?
Gafni was surprised to discover this week that someone had opened a fake Facebook profile using his name, holding conversations with other Facebook users and answering their questions. Continue Reading »
Dina Ovadia, born in Egypt, didn’t know she was Jewish until she was 15 years old, when local Islamists forced her family to flee Egypt or die.
By Yossi Aloni
Dina Ovadia, today a soldier in the IDF Spokesperson Unit, was born in Egypt not knowing she was Jewish until the age of 15. In an emotional interview published on the IDF website, Ovadia spoke about her childhood in Alexandria, the earthshaking event that changed her life, the discovery of her Jewish identity, and her immigration to Israel and integration into local society.
Dina Ovadia, today a soldier in the IDF Spokesperson Unit – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson Unit
Going by the name Roulin Abdullah throughout her childhood, Dina always felt that she belonged somewhere and to something else, but wasn’t quite sure what that was. Continue Reading »
Hezbollah’s Sheikh Naim Qassem addresses possibility that the regime’s conflict will develop into fighting Israel in the Golan Heights, saying ‘if needed we are willing to help (the ‘resistance’).’ As for Israeli response, ‘we have the power to deal with any foolish act on Israel’s part,’ Qassem clarifies.
By Roi Kais
After the stray bullets from Syria turned into intentional fire, and while Israel is increasing its alert level, Hezbollah‘s deputy leader appears to be fanning the flames.
Hezbollah’s No. 2, Sheikh Naim Qassem – Photo: Reuters
“Opening the Golan front is a serious matter on the part of the Syrian president, and what is left is the performance on the practical level,” Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem said Friday in an interview to Lebanese channel al-Mayadeen, which is affiliated with the Shiite group. Continue Reading »
Why were Daniel Perl, a British soldier on a London street & the Fogel family in Itamar all butchered? An endless list of Moslem girls & women can be added to those who were similarly slaughtered. Where does this behavior come from?
What is common to Daniel Perl, Nick Berg, a British soldier on London street, the Jews of Hebron in 1929 and the Fogel family in Itamar? They all were butchered. They were not simply stabbed to death, but were killed by an act designed to decapitate them or to cause fatal bleeding by severing their carotid artery. Continue Reading »
The only boundary in the Mid-East that Western diplomats have become rigidly obsessed with, despite the far more profound changes that are occurring across the region, is not even formally an int’l border under int’l law, but only an armistice line from 1949 — what is inappropriately called the 1967 border. While a solution to this territorial dispute must be addressed, the final borders drawn between Israel and it’s neighbors will have to take into account the current dramatic strategic shifts.
By Dore Gold
A common theme running through much of the leading commentary on the Syrian crisis is the idea that the principal borders of the modern Middle East, created by the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement, are about to be fundamentally altered if not erased completely. Continue Reading »