Period: August 2012


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Egyptian air force attacks in Sinai for first time since 1973 - Israel and Egypt Attack Sinai Insurrection Syria’s Chief Mule Defects Ousting Bashar al-Assad Wrath of Israel - London 2012 Olympic Games create controversy in Israel Romney’s Zionist Oath Romney, Obama, and the Israeli Vote al-Qaeda's American Branch Netanyahu Declared War on Iran An Attack’s Anatomy: On Israeli Terror Nexus Magazine reviews The Cross of Bethlehem Prologue - The Cross of Bethlehem August 2012 began violently in the Sinai Peninsula. Glowing leftovers from the violence that took place last February erupted into full flames, causing unprecedented attacks from Israel and Egypt. On August 5, Global Jihad militants attacked an Egyptian outpost near Gaza, killed 16 Egyptians, and stole several vehicles. One of the stolen Fahd Armored Personnel Carriers was hit in the subsequent Israeli air strike. A second APC exploded before it could enter Israeli territory, at the Kerem Shalom Border Terminal, which connects Israel, Gaza and Egypt; the IDF released an aerial video of the incident. On August 8, Egypt responded with air strikes close to the border with Israel, killing over twenty suspected Islamic militants, as reported by state news agency Ahram. This is the first time the Egyptian air force attacked Sinai since 1973. The peace agreement between the countries forced Egypt to coordinate with Israel military moves in Sinai. The ongoing insurrection in Sinai is gathering momentum to such an extent that Egypt’s new Islamist government and the Zionists are cooperating in ways they never thought possible. Winds of change enliven slow-burning coals.
Violence in Sinai - The Insurrection Continued:

"...On August 10, 2012, away from the headlines, thirteen French speaking families arrived at the West Bank settlement of Eli (Ali) and made it their new home. They came from Paris and Lion in France and Brussels in Belgium, after a two-year long period of ..."

A surge of violence in Egypt's Sinai desert this week is heightening Israeli concerns about what officials and analysts describe as the growing presence of al-Qaeda-linked jihadis along the Jewish state's borders.
The Daily Beast, Dan Ephron 12:21AM BST 10 Aug 2012 - Egypt used warplanes in Sinai for the first time in decades to strike at the militants this week, after Islamists killed 16 Egyptian security men Sunday, stole a truck full of explosives and an armored vehicle and headed for Israel to try and perpetrate more violence.
The truck exploded harmlessly at the border while an Israeli fighter plane bombed the other vehicle, preventing what could have been a devastating terrorist attack.
But the incident underscored the ways in which rising lawlessness not just in Sinai but also in Syria—another of Israel's neighbours —could embroil Israel in new and menacing security problems, even as its conflict with the Palestinians remains largely dormant.
“I think we’re finally starting to wake up and understand that the instability, in Syria even more than in Egypt, is allowing jihadi groups to come in,” said David Bukay, a professor of Middle East studies at Israel’s Haifa University. “People have to understand that the alternative to Bashar al-Assad is al-Qaeda,” he said. Continued:

Israel and Hamas Accept New Egyptian Power
Many were surprised on June 24, 2012, when the Egyptian army let Mohamed Morsi be declared Egypt’s first Islamist president in the freest elections in the country’s history. He confronted and won the army-backed candidate, Mr. Shafik, who was the last Prime Minister under President Mubarak. Morsi is identified with the Muslim Brotherhood, a movement that had been ruthlessly suppressed by all previous Egyptian presidents. All of the latter had been closely related to the armed forces. Seeing this miracle of democracy, one was forced to ask what kind of deal had been struck between the army and the Muslim Brotherhood; after all this was the same army that dismantled the parliament before the last presidential elections. Until this week, such a deal was just a conjecture. Then, on August 8, Egypt attacked Global Jihad forces near Gaza and a new reality was disclosed. Subsequently, on August 14, the legal advisor of the Egyptian president, Mohammed Gadallah, told to the Egyptian al-Masry al-Youm that Egypt is considering amending the Camp David Accords between his country and Israel in order to regain full sovereignty over Sinai. This is a slight modification from the Muslim Brotherhood typical request to perform a referendum on the agreement imposed on the Egyptian people. Egypt’s latest actions show that the agreement has already been amended..." Continued:

Tzvi Mazel, former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt, thinks Egypt won't prevent terror from Sinai.
AAFont SizeBy Hezki Ezra & Gil Ronen - First Publish: 8/7/2012, 8:51 PM - Former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Tzvi Mazel told Arutz Sheva Tuesday that he does not believe the Egyptian government will take effective action against the terrorists who operate in Sinai.
"We must remember that the person running Egypt today is the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi," he explained. "The Muslim Brotherhood is the group that laid the foundations for today's radical Islam and Islamic terrorism. The Muslim Brotherhood developed a theory that favors a return to 'the good old days' of the prophet Mohammed and establish a Muslim empire. Islamic law would be the constitution and then they would make an effort to conquer the world."
"The terrorists who came to carry out the attack from Sinai were raised upon the Muslim Brotherhood's fanatical theory," he said. "Morsi and the terrorists who carried out the attack have the same ideology and the same goal – to impose Islam on the Middle East and the entire world."
"Will the Muslim Brotherhood become pragmatic? Forget ideology and concentrate on Egypt? I do not believe that will happen. The radical Islamic ideology has been running in the blood of the Muslim Brotherhood for 80 years."

Iran’s Supreme Leader again expresses hope that the "fake Zionist regime will disappear from the landscape of geography."
By Elad Benari
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, once again expressed hope on Wednesday that Israel would be wiped off the map.
The Iranian Mehr news agency quoted Khamenei as having expressed confidence that the “Palestinians” will eventually retake control of their motherland.
“The light of hope will shine on the Palestinian issue, and this Islamic land will certainly be returned to the Palestinian nation, and the superfluous and fake Zionist (regime) will disappear from the landscape of geography,” Khamenei said during a meeting with a number of Iranian war veterans who were prisoners of war during the Iran-Iraq war between 1980 and 1988.
The statements come ahead of “Al Quds (Jerusalem) Day,” which marks the Friday before the conclusion of the month of Ramadan. The day was established in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeni as a way for the Arab-Muslim world to express support for the "Palestinian cause" and the "liberation of Jerusalem."
The original declaration states that Israel is “the enemy of mankind, the enemy of humanity, which is creating disturbances every day and is attacking our brothers…”
Iran’s leaders have regularly called to wipe Israel off the map. Several weeks ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad labeled Israel “the axis of unity of the world hegemonic powers.”
“It has now been some 400 years that a horrendous Zionist clan has been ruling the major world affairs, and behind the scenes of the major power circles, in political, media, monetary and banking organizations in the world, they have been the decision makers...” the Iranian president claimed. Continued:

American blogger Richard Silverstein publishes a document which he claims outlines Israel's war plans against Iran.
By Elad Benari - First Publish: 8/16/2012, 1:15 AM
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
ReutersWhat will an Israeli strike on Iran look like? American blogger Richard Silverstein on Wednesday published what he claimed is an Israeli briefing document outlining Israel’s war plans against Iran.
Silverstein, who authors the blog “Tikun Olam”, said the document was passed to him by a high-level Israeli source who received it from an IDF officer.
According to the document presented in the blog, the Israeli attack on Iran “will begin with a coordinated strike, including an unprecedented cyber-attack which will totally paralyze the Iranian regime and its ability to know what is happening within its borders. The internet, telephones, radio and television, communications satellites, and fiber optic cables leading to and from critical installations will be taken out of action. The electrical grid throughout Iran will be paralyzed and transformer stations will absorb severe damage from carbon fiber munitions which are finer than a human hair, causing electrical short circuits whose repair requires their complete removal.”
Following the coordinated strike, according to the document, “A barrage of tens of ballistic missiles would be launched from Israel toward Iran. 300km ballistic missiles would be launched from Israeli submarines in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf. The missiles would not be armed with unconventional warheads [WMD], but rather with high-explosive ordnance equipped with reinforced tips designed specially to penetrate hardened targets. Continued:

8/16/2012 2:27:00 PM - A7 Radio's "News & Call-In with Tamar Yonah" with Tamar Yonah
The Summer News Doesn't Stop Tamar goes over the latest news regarding Israel, Syria, the Hezbollah, the Olympics, and Islamic Infiltration into the U.S. Government. First she speaks with 'Dan, the Guy Who Works With Leftists" and then delves into the infiltration of the U.S. Government with former Muslim terrorist, Walid Shoebat with a focus on the Abedin 'affairs' with the Al-Saud Family.

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 6:49am by Sharona Schwartz - Israel’s Channel 10 News is reporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “determined “ to strike Iranian nuclear facilities this fall, before the November elections in the U.S., and that Israel’s leaders believe the Obama administration will have no choice but to support the Israeli military action.
Asked by the newscast’s anchor “How close are we to a decision and/or an attack?” Military Affairs Correspondent Alon Ben-David said on Monday night, “It appears closer than ever.” He reports [Hebrew link]:
It’s very clear that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to attack Iran before the U.S. elections.
Now, two months after severe sanctions on Iran have not borne fruit, in the prime minister’s opinion, the time for action is getting closer. It also appears that Netanyahu does not expect to have a meeting with Obama at the end of next month at the UN – and it’s unclear if it will take place. I doubt if there is any statement Obama can make that will convince Netanyahu to delay the possible attack.
In interviews that both he and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, it seems they believe that the US president will have to give backing for an Israeli attack before the elections, even though Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey said this morning that the U.S. is not obligated to give support to an Israeli strike.
Within Israel there is significant disagreement over how to best handle Iran’s determined efforts toward becoming a nuclear power. Just last week, Israel’s President Shimon Peres was slammed by officials in the prime minister’s office and by Likud Members of Knesset for saying in a television interview that Israel cannot strike Iran on its own. Ben-David maps out the extensive list of those who disagree with Netanyahu’s strategy:
It’s true that opposite Netanyahu stands an impressive line of those opposing – from the [Israeli] President [Shimon Peres], to the [IDF] chief of staff and generals, heads of intelligence, opposition leader [Shaul] Mofaz, and of course the Americans, but the one that will decide in the end will be the cabinet, and there it seems a Netanyahu majority for an attack is almost guaranteed.
Another sign perhaps signaling imminent action: on Monday, Israel’s National Security Adviser Ya’akov Amidror met with one of the country’s leading spiritual figures, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in order to brief him on the latest developments regarding Iran. Ynet cites a story on the ultra-Orthodox website Kikar Hashabat: Continued:

Iran's Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, dismisses the possibility that Israel will launch a military strike on his country.
By Elad Benari - First Publish: 8/22/2012, 4:43 AM - Iran's Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, dismissed on Tuesday the possibility that Israel would launch a military strike on his country. Speaking in an interview with Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper, Salehi said, “Israel is not in a position to wage war against Iran, and Israeli papers confirm it. The hinting at the military option by the Americans and Israelis shows that other options have failed. In any case, we are preparing for all possibilities.”
Salehi also described Israel as a “cancerous tumor" that is doomed to disappear, echoing remarks made last week by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who last week called for "wiping the Zionist regime from humanity."
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, expressed hope last week that Israel would be wiped off the map, saying, “The light of hope will shine on the Palestinian issue, and this Islamic land will certainly be returned to the Palestinian nation, and the superfluous and fake Zionist (regime) will disappear from the landscape of geography.”
Salehi told the Egyptian newspaper he hopes Egypt and Iran would restore normal ties after a three-decade cooling of relations.
He described Egypt as a "cornerstone" of the region and a state that enjoys a distinctive status among Arab and Islamic countries. He voiced his optimism for the future of the Islamic World despite the recent developments and crises in the Middle East and North Africa. Continued:

By REUTERS 08/24/2012 19:19 UN nuclear watchdog says discussions failed to yield agreement, no plans for another meeting; Iran's Soltanieh: Progress made. VIENNA - Talks between the United Nations' nuclear watchdog and Iran aimed at resolving concerns about Tehran's atomic program broke up on Friday without an agreement, and a senior UN official said no further talks were scheduled.
"The discussions today were intensive but important differences remain between Iran and the UN that prevented agreement," the International Atomic Energy Agency's chief inspector, Herman Nackaerts, told journalists after meeting an Iranian delegation in Vienna.
"At the moment we have no plans for another meeting."
Iran's ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said that "undoubtedly some progress" was made but that differences remained.
Tighten Iran sanctions"Because it is a very complex issue ... issues related to national security of a member state are something very delicate," he said. "But I have to say that we are moving forward ... and we are going to continue this process so that we at the end of the day will have a framework agreed by both sides."