Tag Archive for Middle East

Bahrain’s king meets WJC Rabbi, reportedly seeking Arab League to blacklist Hezbollah as terror group

 

World Jewish Congress VP Rabbi Marc Schneier has been received in the Gulf state of Bahrain by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to discuss regional concerns in the Middle East.

By JEREMY SHARON

 

The King of Bahrain has reportedly recommended that the recent designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization by the Gulf Cooperation Council be taken up by the Arab League as well.

World Jewish Congress VP Rabbi Marc Schneier has been received in the Gulf state of Bahrain by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. – Photo courtesy

King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, head of the tiny island nation, has been one of the most ardent proponents for labeling the Lebanese Shi’ite militia as a terrorist group as part of efforts to fight back against growing Iranian hegemony in the region. Continue Reading »

Really, was there any doubt? Israel Ranked Best Country for Women in Mid-East

World Economic Forum poll that ranks 110 countries, puts Israel way ahead of its Muslim neighbors in terms of women’s basic rights & freedoms.

By Tova Dvorin

 

Israel is the best country in the Middle East for women’s rights and freedoms, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap survey concluded this week.

The survey, which has been conducted since 2006, ranks 110 countries in terms of gender equality and inequality, using a variety of factors including demographic data, socioeconomic figures, and a close look at women in the legal system.

In 2013, Israel ranked #53 for women’s rights worldwide – up two places since 2012 – but top for the Middle East overall. Continue Reading »

Egypt’s gov’t & Muslim Brotherhood accuse one anther of being ‘Jewish’

 

Egyptian daily columnist Magdi Salama reports Muslim Brotherhood is carrying out ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion.’

 

The violent struggle for power in Egypt between the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has led to mutual accusations of being Jewish and implementing The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Egypt's Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meeting with Russian delegation in Cairo, Nov 14.

Egypt’s Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meeting with Russian delegation in Cairo, Nov 14. – Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Supporters of the current regime have compared the Brotherhood to Jews and Zionists, even claiming that the group’s founder, Hassan al-Banna, was Jewish, according to a new report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Continue Reading »

Saudi Prince Faisal admits he was in contact with Israelis

 

“I want to clarify my perspective,” wrote Saudi Prince published in the Saudi newspaper of questions posed by Israelis at int’l conference in Munich.

 

 

Saudi Prince Turki bin Faisal sought to explain why he was in contact with Israelis at the Munich Security Conference last month in an article published on Thursday in the Saudi newspaper Al Riyadh.

TURKI BIN FAISAL - Photo: REUTERS

TURKI BIN FAISAL – Photo: REUTERS

Faisal said that when he is at international conferences, which are open to all, he sometimes is posed questions from Israelis in the audience – both government officials and ordinary citizens. Continue Reading »

Egypt’s Tamarod party calls on gov’t to cancel Israel peace treaty & stop US aid

 

The Tamarod movement played a major role in the ousting of President Morsi, is now demanding a referendum on banning US aid, canceling the peace agreement with Israel, & rewording security-related treaties to allow Egypt to “revive its national sovereignty”.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS

 

 

 

The Tamarod (“Rebellion”) movement in Egypt has joined a campaign calling to stop US aid to Egypt, and to cancel the 1979 Camp David peace treaty with Israel, Daily News Egypt reported on Saturday.

Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter and Anwar Sadat at Camp David in 1978.

Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter and Anwar Sadat at Camp David in 1978. – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The campaign is in response to “unacceptable” US interference in Egyptian political affairs, after US President Barack Obama decided to cancel a joint drill with the Egyptian military in response to the outbreak of violence in the country earlier this week. Continue Reading »