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  • Migration of Early Humans From Africa Aided By Wet Weather

    08/30/2007 10:15:20 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 846+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 8-30-2007 | Geological Society of America
    Source: Geological Society of America Date: August 30, 2007 Migration of Early Humans From Africa Aided By Wet Weather Science Daily — The African origin of early modern humans 200,000--150,000 years ago is now well documented, with archaeological data suggesting that a major migration from tropical east Africa to the Levant took place between 130,000 and 100,000 years ago via the presently hyper-arid Saharan-Arabian desert. This migration was dependent on the occurrence of wetter climate in the region. Whereas there is good evidence that the southern and central Saharan-Arabian desert experienced increased monsoon precipitation during this period, no unequivocal evidence...
  • Was Netanyahu Right That Islam Changed Nazism and Not Vice-Versa?

    11/02/2015 7:54:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/02/2015 | by Andrew G. Bostom
    During a recent speech, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appropriately decried [1] the “apologetics" which have minimized the role played by ex-Mufti of Jerusalem Hajj Amin el-Husseini [2] (1895-1974) — founder of the modern Palestinian Muslim movement — in fomenting genocidal Islamic Jew-hatred. Netanyahu made these simple, irrefragable points, demonstrating [3] how from the 1920s through (in particular) the World War II era: ... the father of the Palestinians at that time, with no [Jewish] state and no so-called “occupation," no territories and no settlements, already sought, through systematic incitement, to annihilate the Jews. Regrettably, Hajj Amin el-Husseini is...
  • School teachers working in Israeli schools supported ISIS, Shin Bet says

    07/06/2015 9:09:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 6, 2015
    Security forces have arrested six Israeli Beduin men from the Negev town of Houra, four of whom work as school teachers, for allegedly supporting the Islamic State terrorist organization. The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed Monday that the men were arrested over the past two months. They allegedly took part in secret meetings in which they discussed Islamic State doctrine, and spread the group's propaganda among their family members and associates. Some of the suspects planned to join the ranks Islamic State in Syria. Those who worked as teachers at schools in the Negev used their positions to spread...
  • IDF to Pull Forces from Some Gaza Belt Communities

    12/29/2014 5:09:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/14 | Kobi Finkler & Elad Benari
    The IDF will on Thursday pull out its security forces from Israeli communities that are not located near the security fence with Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced on Monday evening. The move was made after evaluating the security situation, with the understanding that the IDF provides optimal security to the communities in the Gaza Belt, in coordination with the heads of the communities, the statement said. “IDF forces are deployed in the area and are prepared for any scenario,” stressed the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Responding to the decision, the heads of the local communities in the Gaza Belt called...
  • BDS Victory Over SodaStream Equals 900 Palestinians Out of Work (moving out of West Bank to Negev)

    08/26/2014 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Shalom Life ^ | August 26th, 2014 | Daniel Koren
    One of the biggest news stories that accompanied the start of 2014 was Scarlett Johansson being named as the global ambassador of SodaStream, an Israeli company based out of the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, which develops home carbonation systems that allow users to convert tap water into sparkling water, in more than 100 flavors. […] Now, it seems the supporters finally have their wish: SodaStream has announced, in a reported non-political move, that they are moving the factory from the West Bank to a land that indisputably belongs to Israel (unless you’re a member of Hamas or ISIS),...
  • Demanding an Israeli-Style Barrier on the US/Mexican Border

    03/25/2014 3:33:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The Democrats' best shot at destroying the GOP in the short/medium-term would clearly lay in mass amnesties of illegal immigrants... forget smokescreen BS about green cards and phony half-measures that pretend to do something short of what the Dems really want: once they're here legally, most 3rd-world immigrants will be made citizens and voting (Democrat) soon enough, and anyone who purports otherwise is being intellectually dishonest... Luckily for left, Republican 'leadership' in the House and Senate are more than willing to help them do that, as the US Chamber of Commerce just loves them a bottomless labor market-- and John Boehner's too stupid to see any farther...
  • Mount Sinai Found!

    02/08/2014 1:58:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies
    Simcha Jacobovici TV ^ | June 11, 2013 | Simcha Jacobovici
    For those who have never been to Mitzpe Ramon, you’re missing out. It’s on the edge of the Ramon makhtesh -- Israel’s Grand Canyon. In fact, although it is called a “crater” in English, it is actually a “makhtesh” i.e., a “box canyon”, formed not by a meteor or a river, but by geological processes of a receding ocean. It is the world’s largest “makhtesh”! ... In any event, no one listened, but everyone had a lot of fun. My friend Hershel Shanks who moderated my session chided me for being too confident. He wanted me to have an appropriate...
  • Cabinet to Approve Benefits to Residents of South

    12/28/2013 10:23:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will on Sunday submit for Cabinet approval a 166 million shekel plan for economic benefits for Sderot and the area adjacent to Gaza. The Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that the goal of the plan is to strengthen residents, local authorities and the regional economy in light of the security situation and the difficulties regarding daily life. The 2014 plan includes a series of benefits for residents of the area: Tax benefits, local property tax benefits, exemptions from leasing fees, daycare benefits, investments in infrastructures and local authorities, benefits for industry, agriculture, trade and...
  • ‘The Negev is a Powderkeg’

    12/03/2013 1:14:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/13 | Maayana Miskin
    The socio-economic gap between Jews and Bedouin has turned the Negev into “a powderkeg,” warned Sigal Moran, head of the Bnei Shimon regional council in the Negev, in an interview with Arutz Sheva. Moran suggested that the government start with the “carrot” of improved living conditions in authorized, planned cities before moving to the “stick” of destroying illegal encampments. “Let them improve the quality of life in the towns first… Then they can talk about evacuating unauthorized settlement,” she said. The government is planning to implement the “Prawer plan,” which will authorize many illegal Bedouin towns and expand existing Bedouin...
  • Islamic Movement: All Negev Lands Belong to Islam

    12/03/2013 6:40:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 12/3/2013, 3:43 PM | Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin
    Leaders of the extremist Islamic Movement in Israel have claimed that Muslim MKs and other communal leaders took part in Saturday’s “Day of Rage” against the Prawer plan, which resettles Bedouin squatters to legal territories in the Negev. In an official statement released earlier this week, the movement blessed the violent protesters, calling them “heroes” for their “honorable battle stance” against the “fascist” Israeli government. The movement claims that Israel is “racist” for trying to “expel the Arabs from the Negev and confiscate the their land.” …
  • Heavy rains cause flooding, serious injury (Israel)

    11/24/2013 3:45:44 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 18NOV2013 | Lazar Berman
    Heavy rains hit Israel Monday, causing floods and one serious injury. The coastal plain and western Negev were hardest hit, seeing 20-40 centimeters (8-15 inches) of precipitation. Flooding was reported in the southern coastal plain in Sderot, Rishon Lezion, Ashdod and Ashkelon, among other locales. In the western Negev town of Ofakim, the flooding caused a wall to collapse, seriously injuring a 56-year-old man. He was knocked out, falling with his head in a puddle. The man was transported in critical condition to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. Israel is not expecting additional heavy rain over the next few days.
  • Undiplomatic: Israel Furious After French Diplomat Hits Soldier

    09/22/2013 8:01:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 9/22/2013, 3:27 PM | Ari Soffer and Maayana Miskin
    Tensions between Israel and the European Union over the EU boycott of Israelis living in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) may be exacerbated by a new incident in which a French diplomat struck an IDF soldier. The incident occurred as IDF soldiers stopped a “humanitarian aid” shipment of tents and other supplies that were headed for an illegal Bedouin encampment. The equipment was to be sent to Bedouin and foreign activists in the Jordan Valley whose illegal encampment was destroyed last week after the High Court of Justice, Israel’s Supreme Court, ruled that the structures were built without proper permits. The...
  • IWI Israel Factory Tour - Home of the Tavor (video only)

    08/06/2013 5:49:31 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies ^ | 7-28-2013 | Sturmgewehre
    We were invited to Israel to visit the IWI factory just outside of Tel Aviv. Obviously this was a one of a kind opportunity for both MAC and for the YouTube firearms community. We not only toured the home of the Tavor but also the Negev 5.56 and 7.62x51, the Jericho 941, Uzi, Galil ACE and the X95. After the factory tour we headed to the range and fired all of the weapons mentioned, which really was the highlight of the whole trip. It's one thing to see these amazing firearms, but getting to fire them? Out of this world!...
  • Pres. Peres Calls for 100,000 Yesha Jews to Migrate to the Negev

    07/28/2013 11:00:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/28/2013, 9:29 AM | Chana Ya’ar
    President Shimon Peres called on Jews from Judea and Samaria last week to send a cohort with their strength and skills to settle the Negev. Addressing an event to mark the 70th anniversary of Kibbutz Revivim—located deep in the Negev—Peres noted that at present, there are only 6,500 residents in the Ramat Hanegev region. … In the Negev, which comprises some 60 percent of the land mass of Israel, there are few Jewish communities and bus routes are still relatively sparse. …
  • (Israel MK Moshe) Feiglin: We’ve Handed over Negev to Arabs

    06/25/2013 2:09:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 6/25/2013, 11:42 AM | Gil Ronen
    MK Moshe Feiglin, a maverick member of the Likud faction, wrote Tuesday on his Facebook page that the vote for regulation of Bedouin lands in the Negev Monday was a defeat for the Jewish people. “Last night, Likud and Bayit Yehudi handed over the Negev to the Bedouins,” he wrote. “The vote yesterday had nothing to do with the rights of the Bedouins. … The real question on the agenda was—whose land is this! … The nation of Israel has forgotten that this is its land,” Feiglin wrote. Israel has “forgotten that it is the son of the lady and...
  • Locusts About to Fly and Devour Crops

    05/19/2013 5:53:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/13
    Keith Cressman of the locust-fighting unit of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said, Sunday, that the locusts crawling around Israel's southern border will start flying in two weeks and be most destructive as they prepare for the trip to the breeding grounds in northern Sudan. Following a tour out in the field, Cressman said he was impressed by the manner and pace of the Agriculture Ministry's determined war on the pests. The ministry is using ground spraying against every swarm that enters from Egypt, with air spraying as needed, around the clock. It noted that there were fewer...
  • MK-Elect Feiglin: Begin's Bedouin Ploy 'Low'

    01/26/2013 2:48:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    MK-elect Moshe Feiglin (Likud) has come out against the attempt by Minister Benny Begin (Likud) to pass a highly contested pro-Bedouin decision in the cabinet session Sunday. "Former Minister Benny Begin does not respect the democratic decision that he will not be a minister," accused Feiglin, "and in a desperate last-minute move he is trying to carry out a grab, and get the cabinet to adopt a decision in the serious matter of Bedouin settlement in the Negev." "In his proposal, Begin abandons the Jewish settlement enterprise in the Negev and proves that the rule of law and court decisions...
  • Op-Ed: Israeli Children at Play

    06/28/2012 1:59:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/12 | Philip Brodie
    This is a fifteen second marathon. Picture Look at this picture. What do you see? Eight children; or is it seven? Can you tell? What are they doing? Well, the four on the right look like they’ve started to race. You can even tell by their body positions that this isn’t going to be a jog; it’s an all-out sprint. The others, meanwhile, look like late-starters. They’re already behind. The boy closest to you, wearing a green shirt, appears to have decided to drop his bike to join the race. Will he be last to finish? Who’s last in this...
  • The Film Class (Black Slaves under Muslim Palestinians)

    05/21/2012 8:54:36 AM PDT · by Righting · 14 replies
    PetachTikvaMuseum ^ | February 9, 2012
    The Film Class, Uri Rosenwaks, current exhibitions, (Petach Tikva Museum) 9 Feb 2012 – The community of black Bedouins ("Afro-Bedouins") in the desert town of Rahat faces racial and class discrimination deeply rooted in the social conventions of the traditional Bedouin community in the Negev. The black Bedouins' roots lie in East Africa, where they were captured by Arab slave traders and sold in the markets of Zanzibar and Saudi Arabia to white Bedouin tribes. These markets operated until the early 20th century; many of those abducted and their offspring continued to serve as slaves in Palestine until 1948 (when...
  • Polish Air Force, IAF hold joint training in Negev

    03/14/2012 6:51:11 PM PDT · by U-238 · 17 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/14/2012 | Amir Cohen
    Polish fighter jets arrived in Israel this week for joint training with the Israel Air Force in the Negev. The Polish dispatched a number of F-16 fighter jets which have been holding maneuvers alongside IAF F-16 and F-15s. The maneuvers are based in the Uvda Air Force Base near Eilat. "We learn from one another and it helps us learn from the Poles, how they fly and their doctrines," a senior IAF officer said Wednesday. Gen. Broni Lech Majewski, commander of the Polish Air Force, arrived in Israel on Monday to oversee the drill. This is the first time that...
  • New Eilat Brigade to Guard South

    11/24/2011 1:10:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/11 | Gil Ronen
    The IDF's Southern Command is establishing a new regional brigade that will operate as part of the Edom army group. The IDF website explained that the Eilat Regiment "was born as a result of tension along the border with Egypt, that rose following the toppling of the government in Egypt and intensified after the terror attack on Route 12 in August." Eight Israelis died in the combined attack by terrorists who reached the Eilat border area by traveling from Gaza through the Sinai. The new brigade will operate in the Eilat area and along part of the Israel-Egypt border. It...
  • Hamas Resumes ‘Quiet War;’ IDF Strikes Back

    09/05/2011 11:21:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza attacked a Western Negev community Monday night, and the IDF immediately retaliated. No one was injured, and there was no property damage in the Kassam missile attack in the Sha’ar HaNegev region, which includes Sderot. The IDF confirmed a direct hit on a weapons manufacturing site in its retaliation, which has become long-standing policy after every rocket firing on southern Israel. The number of missile strikes from Gaza has dropped in the past few days, but the total for the month of August was more than three times higher than in July. After the Sharon government...
  • 2 Wounded, 21 Rockets and Mortars Fired at Southern Israel

    08/24/2011 11:21:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/11 | Chana Ya'ar & Elad Benari
    Another sleepless night for the residents of southern Israel as Gaza terrorists launch at least 19 rocket and mortar attacks at communities across the region. Two Israelis were wounded in the night-long barrage, including a baby. A few minutes after midnight, three medium-range Grad Katyusha missiles were fired at Be'er Sheva. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted two of the projectiles, destroying them upon impact. The third landed in an open area on the outskirts of the city. No physical injuries or damage was reported. At around the same time, the Color Red rocket alert system also activated for Ofakim,...
  • Terrorists Fire Grad Rocket at Southern Israel

    08/03/2011 3:18:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/8/11 | Elad Benari
    Terrorists from the Gaza Strip fired on Wednesday evening a Grad rocket at the Lachish region. The rocket fell in an open area between Sderot and Kiryat Gat, close to one of the communities in the Lachish Region. One woman suffered anxiety from the fall, but no other injuries were reported and no damage was done. Army Radio reported that the “Red Alert” siren was heard in the communities in the area just before the rocket fell. The report noted that this is the farthest that terrorists have fired a rocket into Israeli territory since before Operation Cast Lead in...
  • Rocket Attacks Continue; Thousands Spend Shabbat in Shelters

    04/09/2011 4:22:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/4/11 | David Lev
    Thousands of residents of southern Israel spent Shabbat in bomb shelters, as Hamas terrorists from Gaza continued firing rockets at Israeli targets in the Negev. Since Thursday, Arab terrorists have fired over 100 mortar shells and Kassam rockets at Israeli targets, with fifty fired since early Saturday. The rockets hit not only areas near the border, but areas further inside Israel, including the Ashkelon area. Four Grad-style Katyusha rockets hit areas near the city, but there were no injuries or damage reported. However, several people were hospitalized for shock, and as of Saturday night, three were still in the hospital....
  • Caroline Glick: We Are Not for Sale

    11/08/2010 5:58:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 5, 2010 | Caroline Glick
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is playing with fire. And Israel is getting burned. Over the past week, it has been widely reported that the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government are conducting secret negotiations regarding future Israeli land surrenders to the Palestinians in the Jordan Valley and Jerusalem. According to the reports, the Obama administration has presented Netanyahu with a plan whereby Israel will cede its rights to eastern Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley to the Palestinians and then lease the areas from the Palestinians for a limited period. The reports on the length of the lease vary. Some claim...
  • Report: IDF Attacks Targets in South, Central Gaza Strip

    08/17/2010 2:47:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies
    YNET ^ | 08.17.10, 23:45 / Israel News | Ali Waked
    NOTE: THIS IS THE NEW ISRAEL-RELATED THREAD Note The following news brief is a quote: Report: IDF attacks targets in south, central Gaza Strip Published: 08.17.10, 23:45 / Israel News Palestinians reported that the IDF had fired towards open ground in Khan Younis and attacked the smuggling tunnels in the south of the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported. Two IDF soldiers were lightly wounded Tuesday morning from shells fired into the western Negev. (Ali Waked)
  • 4 Rockets Fall In South; None Injured ["near Kibbutz Nahal Oz"]

    07/24/2010 11:40:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 60 replies · 27+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 07.24.10, 23:50 / Israel News | Shmulik Hadad
    SNIPPET: "Police are working to figure out the origin of the rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip Saturday evening and exploded near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, without causing damage or injures. A total of four rockets and two mortar shells were fired at Israel on Saturday, causing no injuries. An initial examination revealed that the rocket fired at Nahal Oz was manufactured using professional means, most likely outside of the borders of the Gaza Strip. The rocket had a diameter of 115 millimeters, and police sappers were working to locate fragments of it to be tested."
  • IDF Strikes in Gaza In Response to Rocket

    06/24/2010 11:17:46 PM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies
    YNET ^ | 06.25.10, 07:57 / Israel News | Hanan Greenberg
    IDF strikes in Gaza in response to rocket Air Force planes target weapons warehouse, two smuggling tunnels in Strip; no injuries reported Hanan Greenberg Published: 06.25.10, 07:57 / Israel News Israel Air Force aircraft bombed a weapons warehouse in northern Gaza and two smuggling tunnels in the southern Strip on Thursday night. The Israel Defense Forces said the targets were hit and that all planes returned safely to their base. There were no reports of injuries. The attack was a response to the firing of a rocket and mortar shells at western Negev communities on Thursday. The IDF stressed that...

    06/07/2010 12:12:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 199+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 06.07.10, 07:03 / Israel News | Hanan Greenberg
    "Navy foils attack in waters near Gaza" SNIPPET: "As Gaza flotillas make headlines, Palestinian cell wearing diving suits attempts to launch attack from sea. IDF force spots cell members in waters of Nahal Aza area, opens fire. Al-Aqsa Brigades say four people killed, one missing. Shortly afterwards, IAF attacks rocket launching cell attacked in northern Gaza; one gunmen moderately hurt SNIPPET: "As the Gaza-bound flotillas continue to make headlines, the Israeli Navy thwarted an attack from the sea early Monday. According to the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson's Unit, a Navy force spotted a cell in the waters of the Nahal...

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • Air Force strikes in Gaza; 2 injured

    03/18/2010 11:46:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 225 replies · 2,589+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET (Hanan Greenberg contributed to the story) ^ | First Published: 03.19.10, 01:30;Latest Update: 03.19.10, 01:47 / Israel News | n/a
    "Air Force strikes in Gaza" SNIPPET: "IDF retaliates for deadly Qassam attack: Air Force hits several Gaza targets, including metal foundry, smuggling tunnel; Vice PM Shalom says Israel to offer strong response to rocket attack that killed Thai worker Thursday" SNIPPET: "IDF aircraft struck at least four targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a day after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave killed a Thai worker in Israel, Hamas security officials and witnesses said." SNIPPET: "Israel also sent a letter of complaint to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is due to visit Israel at the weekend,...
  • New International Airport Proposed for Negev

    02/09/2010 3:45:10 AM PST · by Ezekiel · 3 replies · 190+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Published: 02/09/10 | By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    ( International travelers in and out Israel may find themselves in the Negev instead of at the venerable Ben Gurion Airport in a few years. Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom, who also is Minister for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee, has proposed a new international facility to boost growth in the Negev and take the load off the Ben Gurion airport, located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
  • Interview / Rahm Emanuel's rabbi to build Negev community

    12/15/2009 11:55:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 466+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 12/15/09 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    "I disagree with many policies of the Obama administration, but I know that President Barack Obama and [White House Chief of Staff] Rahm Emanuel believe that what they are doing is good for Israel," says Rabbi Asher Lopatin, who for the past 15 years has been the spiritual leader of one of Chicago's most active Jewish communities, the Anshe Shalom Bnai Israel congregation. "Rahm is a tough guy - and I'm not sure he's the best diplomat," he adds, "but I think that ultimately they think what they are doing is good for Israel." Emanuel had to leave the community...
  • IDF strikes Gaza tunnels in response to Qassam

    06/14/2009 1:13:04 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 1,100+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 06.14.09, 07:55 / Israel News | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Israeli warplanes bombard two smuggling tunnels in southern Strip early Sunday after Palestinians fire rocket at Negev on Saturday" SNIPPET: "IDF fighter jets struck two Palestinian smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip in a pre-dawn raid on Sunday. The army said that two of the tunnels had been hit but there were no reports of casualties. The strike came in response to a Qassam attack on Israel's western Negev on Saturday. The Color Red alert system was sounded in parts of the area and residents reported of hearing a loud blast. No injuries or damager were reported in...
  • Jihadis Discuss Plans to Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal

    05/27/2009 12:57:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 1,066+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | May 26, 2009 | Abdul Hameed Bakier
    Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 7 Issue: 14 04:31 PM Age: 11 hrs By: Urged by a senior al-Qaeda ideologue to take over Pakistan, members of jihadi internet forums have begun to examine the possibility of controlling Pakistan’s nuclear weapons (, April 24). At the same time, jihadis continue to collect information on nuclear facilities around the globe, especially Israel’s nuclear projects, waiting for an opportunity to perpetrate successful terrorist attacks against these facilities after massive terrorist attacks using conventional weapons failed to give rise to the global supremacy of Islamic law (, April 22). On March 14, al-Fajr Media Center...
  • Oldest patch of ground on earth discovered in Israel's Negev desert; unchanged for 1.8 million years

    05/05/2009 4:58:31 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 24 replies · 1,445+ views
    Daily News ^ | May 5th 2009 | Olivia Smith
    If only they could pave highways with this stuff. Scientists have discovered a patch of the earth's surface that remains virtually the same as it was 1.8 million years ago - and it looks pretty good for its age. Researchers are calling an expanse of "desert pavement" in Israel's Negev Desert the oldest continuous surface on earth, the current issue of the journal GSA Bulletin reports.
  • Report: Israeli air force attacks Gaza City

    12/27/2008 2:01:50 AM PST · by Cindy · 1,087 replies · 25,328+ views
    YNET ^ | 12/27/08, 11:46/Israel News | Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
    Israel's air force fired around 20 missiles at targets in Gaza City on Saturday, causing heavy damage, a Reuters witness said. The IDF has confirmed the report. (Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)

    01/16/2009 6:25:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies · 984+ views
    (YNET January 16, 2009 "THE GUARDIANS OF ISRAEL NEITHER SLUMBER NOR SLEEP" SNIPPET: "Israel and the US succeeded in preventing a United Nations announcement condemning the Jewish state for its strike on a UN compound in Gaza Thursday. The condemnation was proposed by Britain among other countries." SNIPPET: "Prime Minister Ehud Olmert apologized for the incident before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, but stressed that IDF forces were attacked from the building before it was hit."
  • IDF Targets Senior Hamas Leader Said Siam, Summary of Today's Events

    01/15/2009 3:04:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 35 replies · 955+ views ^ | JANUARY 15, 2009...22:58 | n/a
    JANUARY 15, 2009...22:58 "IDF Targets Senior Hamas Leader, Summary of Today’s Events, 15 Jan 2009, 22:10 IST" SNIPPET: "January 15th, 2009 IDF Targets Senior Hamas Leader Said Siam Summary of Today’s Aerial Attacks In a joint IDF and ISA operation in Gaza City early Thursday evening, the IAF targeted a building in which the following senior Hamas operatives were residing – Said Siam, Ia’ad Siam and Salah Abu-Sharah. The forces reported a direct hit."
  • Mexico denounces violence in Gaza

    01/14/2009 4:21:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 79 replies · 2,162+ views
    PRESS ^ | Wed, 07 Jan 2009 11:12:21 GMT | n/a
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Mexico condemns the excessive use of force associated with the Israeli army operation in Gaza, " a statement from the Mexican Foreign Ministry said late Tuesday. It also condemned "the continued launching of mortars into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip". Latin American countries have largely condemned Israel over its launch of 'Operation Cast Lead' on Gaza on December 27. Immediately after Israeli warplanes attacked the strip, Cuba called the offensive an "act of genocide" and a "criminal military operation, the bloodiest one executed by Israel against the Palestinian people." Three day later, the Bolivian Foreign...
  • U.S.-based Imam Urges Muslims to Join the Gaza Battlefield

    01/13/2009 2:56:16 PM PST · by Cindy · 83 replies · 2,437+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE - IPT News ^ | January 12, 2009 | IPT News
    SNIPPET: "A North Texas imam is calling on Muslims to take up arms in defense of Palestinians in Gaza. Sheikh Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti, director of the Islamic Center of South Plains in Lubbock, Texas, participated in an online chat, "Fatwas on Gaza," at the web site El-Shinqiti encouraged readers to fight - or if they can't, to send money to those who are fighting - in response to six out of the eight questions posed to him in the online chat. When asked what can be done to help the people in Gaza, El-Shinqiti emphasized war over sending food...

    01/12/2009 1:38:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 51 replies · 2,418+ views
    IsraelMFA via ^ | Added to December 12, 2009 | n/a
    "HAMAS MISSILES FOR ISRAELI FOOD" (Added January 12, 2009) VIDEO DESCRIPTION - QUOTE: IsraelMFA January 12, 2009 Israel gives food, medicine and electricity to Gaza citizens and gets rockets in return. Category: News & Politics Tags: Israel Hamas war rockets missile humanitarian aid children shield Gaza

    01/11/2009 2:38:36 PM PST · by Cindy · 82 replies · 1,842+ views ^ | January 11, 2009 | n/a

    01/08/2009 2:46:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 80 replies · 1,666+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | January 8, 2009, 01:02 pm | Douglas Farah
    SNIPPET: "The fundamental truth is that Hamas' road to Iran runs through the international Muslim Brotherhood, and has for two decades. What is often missing in the discussion of the Muslim Brotherhood is that Hamas, according to its own founding charter, is an integral and armed part of the Ikwhan, not separate from it."
  • Behind the Headlines: The tragedy at the school in Jebaliya

    01/06/2009 2:55:45 PM PST · by Cindy · 77 replies · 1,381+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Behind the Headlines: The tragedy at the school in Jebaliya 6 Jan 2009 An initial inquiry by forces on operating in the area of the incident indicates that a number of mortar shells were fired at IDF forces from within the Jebaliya school. In response to the incoming enemy fire, the forces returned mortar fire to the source. Preliminary Background Briefing Today, a reported 30 Palestinians were killed in a heartrending tragedy at a school in Jebaliya. Initial investigations indicate that Hamas terrorists fired mortar bombs from the area of the school...
  • Intelligence Chief: Hizbullah may Attack

    01/05/2009 2:49:46 PM PST · by Cindy · 58 replies · 1,331+ views
    ISRAEL NATIONAL ^ | Reported: 13:13 PM - Jan/05/09 | n/a
    ( Head of Military Intelligence General Amos Yadlin warned Monday that Hizbullah may open up another front in the ongoing war. Yadlin warned that Hizbullah may fire Katushya rockets at Israeli cities in the coming days.
  • US VP: Rocket fire on Israel must stop"

    01/04/2009 9:07:32 AM PST · by Cindy · 98 replies · 3,536+ views
    YNET ^ | 01.04.09, 18:17 / Israel News | Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington
    Cheney stressed the US support for the Gaza operation, saying the rocket fire on Israel must stop.
  • Summary of Overnight Events, 03 January 2009

    01/03/2009 1:39:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 94 replies · 2,119+ views
    "Summary of Overnight Events, 03 January 2009"
  • 'And On the Seventh Day...' More Rocket Rain on Southern Israel

    01/02/2009 2:07:03 PM PST · by Cindy · 53 replies · 1,746+ views
    ISRAEL NATIONAL ^ | 1/02/09, 8:45 AM / Last Update: 01/02/09, 11:55 AM | Hana Levi Julian
    Home Front Command reiterates that residents should immediately take cover if they hear the siren sound, or if they hear an explosion.