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- THE THIRD TEMPLE'S HOLY OF HOLIES: ISRAEL'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS
- TWO ISRAELI LEADERS MAKE THE IRAN ISSUE THEIR OWN
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat facing Defense Minister
Ehud Barak during a cabinet meeting this month in Jerusalem.
By ETHAN BRONNER - Published: March 27, 2012 - JERUSALEM - Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have
turned into the odd couple of Israeli politics in whose hands
sits the prospect of an attack on Iran. From opposite political
traditions with distinct experiences and worldviews, the two
have forged a tight bond, often excluding the rest of the Israeli
A WRITTEN PEACE AGREEMENT MEANS WAR!
By Jimmy DeYoung - Israeli President Shimon Peres has warned
that a written peace agreement on Jerusalem will cause a world
war to break out. Israeli Knesset member and former Chief of
Staff for the IDF, Shaul Mofaz says that the prospects of war
is inevitable if through diplomatic moves, the UN declares a
Palestinian state based on its own unilateral definition of its
borders, this also would cause a major conflict in the region.
As world leaders work at bringing resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict through the peace process, the whole process seems to
be moving closer to a major conflict breaking out in the region.
Recent warnings from Israeli officials that the Middle East process
could lead to a world war is right in line with the end times
scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy. There will only
be true peace in the Middle East and world wide when the Prince
of Peace, Jesus Christ, comes back. Hollis Caravetta E-mail:
U.S. ASKED RUSSIA TO WARN IRAN OF 'LAST CHANCE'
www.haaretz.com - Clinton reportedly told her Russian counterpart
to rely message to Tehran that it must engage in talks with world
powers or face a military strike within months, according to
Russian daily Kommersant. The United States has asked Russia
to deliver an ultimatum to Iran, warning the Islamic Republic
that it has one last chance for talks before a military strike,
the Kommersant daily quoted Russian diplomats according to the
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked her Russian counterpart
Sergei Lavrov in New York on Monday to tell Tehran that it has
one last chance to solve the conflict peacefully by making progress
in the talks with the P5+1 group - United States, Britain, France,
Russia, China, and Germany. Otherwise, an attack on Iran's nuclear
facilities will occur within months, the diplomats said. The
report in Kommersant did not give further details regarding the
kind of military action the U.S. was threatening, but quoted
Russian diplomats at the UN as saying they believe that it is
a "matter of when, not if" Israel would strike Iran's
Last week, Clinton said that there is still space for diplomacy
to resolve Iran's nuclear standoff with the West shortly after
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton announced
that the P5+1 group agreed to restart talks with Iran. Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a series of television interviews,
said that an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities could take place
within months. "We're not standing with a stopwatch in hand,"
he said. "It's not a matter of days or weeks, but also not
of years. The result must be removal of the threat of nuclear
weapons in Iran's hands."
Netanyahu met with U.S. President Barack Obama and tried to pressure
him to harden his tone on Iran. Netanyahu told Obama that he
had not yet made any decision about whether to attack Iran's
nuclear facilities, though he made it clear he did not rule out
such a move in the future. In statements to the press both before
and after the meeting Netanyahu said Israel has the sovereign
right to defend itself against Iran.
Hollis Caravetta E-mail: Holliscar@aol.com
NETANYAHU MEETS BIBLE QUIZ CONTESTANTS: MOVE TO ISRAEL
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets the contestants of the
International Bible Quiz, tells them to immigrate to Israel.
By Elad Benari First Publish: 4/24/2012, 3:15 AM - Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu today met on Monday with the contestants of
the International Bible Quiz, which will be held on Thursday.
53 young people from countries around the world, including four
contestants from Israel, will compete in this year's Quiz which
is held every year on Yom Haatzmaut, Israels Independence
Day. Netanyahu wished the contestants success and said, I
call on you to immigrate to Israel. The story of the Bible is
not a simple story. It is a real story that occurred in real
places and involved exemplary people like the prophet Isaiah,
King David and many others. This is your country. This is your
story. This is your heritage. I call on you to translate the
Bible not into foreign languages but into actions. I would like
you to come and live here and, as Jewish young people, to become
part of history. Come here and succeed." Continued: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155060
PEACE PROCESS 'A WASTE OF TIME'
Former PA prime minister Ahmed Queria says Israel must capitulate
to PA demands or be faced with a 'multiethnic' one-state solution
By Gabe Kahn First Publish: 4/23/2012, 8:32 PM - Ahmed Qureia
(Abu Ala) The former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Ahmed
Qureia, said Monday that the Israeli-PA peace process is "no
more than a waste of time." Qureia insisted that Israel's
decision not to halt construction in Judea, Samaria, and eastern
Jerusalem for a second time made peace talks impossible.
"If this is the policy, I think it is a big lie to talk
about the two-state solution, he told The Associated Press.
They are killing the opportunity of two-state solution.
If it dies ... one state is one of the choices."
He implied the PA may drop the "two-state solution"
outlined in the 1993 Oslo Accords that would result in two states
"Israel and Palestine" existing next to one another.
Instead, he said, the PA might seek "a multi-ethnic state
covering all of historic Palestine, including Israel." Continued:
ISRAEL APPROACHES 8 MILLION AT 64
As Israel prepares to celebrate its 64th year, the population
stands at almost 8 million - an almost tenfold rise from 806,000
in 1948. By Gabe Kahn 4.23.2012 - Modern Jerusalem - According
to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics the population of Israel
numbered 7,881,000 people on the eve of its 64th anniversary.
At the time of its declaration on 14 May 1948 (5 Iyar 5708),
the day before the British Mandate was due to expire, Israel
consisted of only 806,000 residents.
David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization
and the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared
"the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to
be known as the State of Israel."
New data published by the CBS, indicates that nearly 5,931,000
Israel's population are Jewish - 75.3%. The Arab population stands
at 1,623,000 '20.6%' and the remaining 4.1% are immigrants and
their children not listed as Jewish by the Interior Ministry.
They comprise 327,000 residents.
- Continued: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155096
TOP PALESTINIAN LEADERS ABBAS, FAYYAD REPORTEDLY CUT ALL CONTACT
WITH EACH OTHER
Published 23.04.12 - Discord apparently erupted after Fayyad
refused to deliver a letter from Abbas to Netanyahu listing Palestinian
demands. By Avi Issacharoff Communication channels between Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad are completely
cut off, Al Quds Al Arabi reported on Sunday in London. According
to the report, the two top Palestinian officials cut all forms
of communication, after Fayyad refused to head a delegation to
meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week.
According to the report, Abbas refuses to answer Fayyad's calls,
and the presidential office is refraining from scheduling a meeting
between the two to decide on changes in Fayyad's government.
Last Tuesday, Fayyad refused to head a delegation to meet Netanyahu
and deliver a missive concerning the freeze in peace talks from
Abbas addressed to the Israeli Prime Minister. An Israeli source
said that Fayyad's refusal came after disagreements with Abbas
over the letter, thinking it would not lead to a breakthrough.
EGYPT CANCELS NATURAL GAS DEAL WITH ISRAEL
Published 22.04.12 Egypt's national gas company notifies EMG
about cancelation; Israeli, Egyptian officials say move is due
to business dispute and has nothing to do with Egypt-Israel diplomatic
By Avi Bar-Eli and Reuters Egypt's national gas company EGAS
announced Sunday that it will be cancelling its natural gas supply
deal with Israel.
Ampal-American Israel Corporation, a partner in the East Mediterranean
Gas Company (EMG), which operates the pipeline, said the Egyptian
companies involved had notified EMG they were "terminating
the gas and purchase agreement."
The company said in a statement that the Egyptian General Petroleum
Corporation and Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company had notified
them of the decision, adding that "EMG considers the termination
attempt unlawful and in bad faith, and consequently demanded
its withdrawal." Continued: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/egypt-cancels-natural-gas-deal-with-israel-1.425883
HAMAS HOLDS SECRET ELECTION, PICKS HANIYEH AS HEAD OF GAZA POLITBURO
Published 24.04.12 - Speaking to Haaretz, sources in the militant
group say 'moderate' members failed to make supreme Hamas council
in Strip; Haniyeh is the first recognized Hamas head in Gaza
since Israel killed Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi in 2004. By Avi Issacharoff
Hamas recently held secret elections for the leadership of the
organization's Gaza political bureau, officials in the militant
group told Haaretz. According to the officials, Hamas Prime Minister
Ismail Haniyeh won the race by a significant margin.
The win in effect makes Haniyeh the Strip's first recognized
Hamas political leader since Israel's assassination of Hamas'
former Gaza political chief Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi in 2004.
Speaking to Haaretz, Hamas officials said that the utterly covert
elections were held less than two weeks ago, in which voters
elected the 77 members of the group's advisory council in Gaza,
as well as the 15 members of the Strip's Hamas politburo, Gaza's
most powerful political institution. Continued:
U.S. 'CONCERNED' ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY OF PALESTINIAN INSTITUTIONS
HAARETZ Published 22:37 20.03.12 State Department spokeswoman:
A strong Palestinian Authority is in the interest of both the
Palestinians and the Israelis.
By Natasha Mozgovaya - U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria
Nuland said on Tuesday that the U.S. is concerned about the condition
of the Palestinian Authority institutions, which was highlighted
in the report prepared by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
to be presented Wednesday at a donor meeting on Palestinian aid
in Brussels. The report claims that the Palestinian Authority
is not sufficiently stable to meet the standards of a well-functioning
"We are concerned about the fact that we haven't been able
to provide full funding," Nuland said. "We want to
continue to work together as a Quartet community on how we can
improve the long-term sustainability of Palestinian institution-building
projects and how the Palestinian Authority can get stronger in
meeting the full range of civil and security needs of their people
now and in the future. So this is something that we need to work
on together. We think it's in the interest of Palestinians. It's
in the interest of Israelis". Continued: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/
FATAH: IRAN PAID HAMAS TO BLOCK PALESTINIAN UNITY DEAL
HAARETZ Published 18:39 20.03.12 Fatah spokesman says Iran recently
resumed financial aid to Hamas which had been suspended half
a year ago over Hamas' failure to back the Assad regime in Syria.
By Reuters - Iran paid the Islamist group Hamas to block a deal
with the rival Fatah movement that would have ended a five-year
rift between the two main Palestinian factions, a Fatah spokesman
said on Tuesday.
He said Tehran recently resumed financial aid to Hamas which
it had suspended six months ago over the Palestinian movement's
failure to back their mutual ally President Bashar Assad of Syria
in his military campaign to crush dissent.
Hamas has since turned overtly against Assad. But, according
to Fatah, Iran is more concerned with supporting the armed Palestinian
movement that is ready to challenge Israel from its Gaza Strip
Unity deal dead - Assaf said that by visiting Tehran, the Palestinian
officials aimed to send a message to Hamas's exiled supreme leader
Khaled Meshal, who had agreed the reconciliation deal, that the
Gaza Strip leaders of Hamas were the ones now in control of the
Meshal abandoned his Damascus headquarters months ago as it became
politically impossible for him to ignore the fact that Assad's
crackdown was killing thousands of fellow Sunni Muslims.
Backed by Egypt, he signed a long-awaited Hamas-Fatah reconciliation
agreement last month with Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, the Western-backed
Palestinian president. Continued: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/fatah-iran-paid-hamas-to-block-palestinian-unity-deal-1.419788
OBAMA: NO REASON FOR U.S.AND IRAN TO BE DIVIDED
Published 20.03.12 U.S. President Barack Obama directly appeals
to the Iranian people in video message marking the Persian new
year; rebukes Iranian government for creating 'electronic curtain'
around its people. By The Associated Press and Nir Hasson
President Barack Obama on Tuesday made a direct appeal to the
Iranian people, saying there was "no reason for the United
States and Iran to be divided from one another."
In a video message marking the Persian new year, known as Nowruz,
Obama said the U.S. seeks a dialogue with the Iranian people
in order hear their views and understand their aspirations. And
he sharply rebuked the Iranian government for setting up an "electronic
curtain" around its people that the U.S.&SHY; says blocks
access to much of the outside world.
U.S. President Barack Obama
"Increasingly, the Iranian people are denied the basic freedom
to access the information that they want," Obama said. "Instead,
the Iranian government jams satellite signals to shut down television
and radio broadcasts. It censors the Internet to control what
the Iranian people can see and say. The regime monitors computers
and cell phones for the sole purpose of protecting its own power."
- Continued: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/obama-no-reason-for-u-s-and-iran-to-be-divided-1.419771
U.S. WAR GAME PREDICTS ISRAELI STRIKE ON IRAN WILL RESULT IN
REGIONAL WAR, HUNDREDS OF AMERICANS DEAD
By Haaretz Published 05:45 20.03.12 New York Times report says
war simulation has raised fears among top American officials
that it may be impossible to prevent American involvement in
any escalating confrontation with Iran.A classified war simulation
exercise held earlier this month by the United States estimated
that a strike on Iran would lead to a regional war which could
draw in the United States and leave hundreds of Americans dead,
a New York Times report revealed on Monday night.
According to the report, top American officials said the so-called
war game was not designed as a rehearsal for American military
action, and emphasized that the results were not the only possible
outcome of a potential conflict. However, the report also stated
that the simulation has raised fears among top American planners
that it may be impossible to prevent American involvement in
any escalating confrontation with Iran, the officials said.
The New York Times report further revealed that the results of
the war game were especially troubling to General James N. Mattis,
who commands American forces in the Middle East, Persian Gulf
and Southwest Asia, and who told aides, upon the conclusion of
the exercise, that an Israeli first-strike could have dire consequences
for the region and for United States forces stationed there.
US NAVY: IRAN'S PREPARED SUICIDE BOMB BOATS IN GULF
By REUTERS 13/02/2012 jpost The commander of US naval forces
in the region says US navy can prevent Iran from blocking Strait
of Hormuz; "They've increased the number of submarines,
fast attack craft," Vice Admiral Mark Fox says.
MANAMA - Iran has built up its naval forces in the Gulf and prepared
boats that could be used in suicide attacks, but the US Navy
can prevent it from blocking the Strait of Hormuz, the commander
of US naval forces in the region said on Sunday.
Iran has made a series of threats in recent weeks to disrupt
shipping in the Gulf or strike US forces in retaliation if its
oil trade is shut down by sanctions, or if its disputed nuclear
program comes under attack.
"They have increased the number of submarines ... they increased
the number of fast attack craft," Vice Admiral Mark Fox
told reporters. "Some of the small boats have been outfitted
with a large warhead that could be used as a suicide explosive
device. The Iranians have a large mine inventory."
"We have watched with interest their development of long
range rockets and short, medium and long range ballistic missiles
and of course ... the development of their nuclear program,"
Fox, who heads the US Fifth Fleet, said at a briefing on the
fleet's base in the Gulf state of Bahrain.Iran now has 10 small
submarines, he said. Continued:
PALESTINIAN GROUPS THREATEN ITALIAN 'ISRAEL WEEK'
Menachem Gantz Published: 06.06.11, 11:13 / Israel News - Police
refuse to secure Israeli exhibit at central Milan square due
to online threats to 'ignite' city Italian police have refused
to handle security for an Israeli exhibit at a central Milan
square next week due to threats of violence by Palestinian activists,
Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.
The exhibit, set to take place at Piazza Duomo, has been planned
in honor of 'Israel Week' in the city. It includes 15 towers
showcasing Israeli culture, technology, agriculture, economics,
and art "to present the unfamiliar Israel".
But pro-Palestinian organizations are threatening to target the
exhibit. Over the past few days the groups have been urging internet
users to sign a petition to cancel the exhibit.
Web posters issued by the groups threaten to "ignite the
city" and say, "No to Israeli occupation of Milano".
The exhibit has received all necessary permits from Milan's municipality,
but political turmoil surrounding the election process in the
city have apparently short-circuited communications between the
municipality and police, who say officers stationed at the open-air
plaza will have difficulty securing the area in the event violence
On Monday the municipality was preparing to hold a conference
that could end with orders to move the exhibit to a closed space.
HOW THE WORLD FEELS ABOUT JEWS
IN an interview published in the New York World February 17,
1921, Mr. Henry Ford put the case for the "Protocols of
Zion" tersely and convincingly. He said: "The only
statement I care to make about the Protocols is that they fit
in with what is going on. They are sixteen years old and they
have fitted the world situation up to this time. They fit it
now." He made this statement when Jewish leaders and the
Jewish Press in America were fulminating against a series of
articles printed in Ford's newspaper The Dearborn Independent
during the years 1920 to 1922. After some years of pressure such
as only organized Jewry can conceive or inflict, Henry Ford was
made to apologise to Jewry in a letter addressed to Louis Marshall,
then leader of the American Jewish Committee, dated June 30,
1927. Ford's apology was abject, but neither then nor since did
he ever deny the truth of the articles. THE INTERNATIONAL JEW
- CONTENT: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/intern_jew.htm
US ONE OF NATION'S OLDEST, LARGEST FOOD CO-OPS HOLDING VOTE ON
BANNING ISRAELI PRPDUCTS
Posted on March 26, 2012 at 12:37pm by Erica Ritz - New Yorks
Park Slope Food Co-Op, one of the oldest and biggest of its kind,
is holding a vote Tuesday to determine whether it will hold a
referendum on boycotting goods from Israel. The New York Post
Some anti-Israel members want products made in Israel off the
trendy Brooklyn food-cooperatives shelves in protest of
that countrys occupation of Palestinian territories. However,
others say the idea stinks of anti-Semitism and goes against
the 39-year-old Union Street co-ops mission statement of
commitment to diversity and equality. If a majority
of members attending shoot the down the referendum proposal,
its dead and the co-op can continue selling Israel-imported
products like the popular-selling Sodastream seltzer maker, bath
salts and paprika.
But if theres enough support, the issue will be decided
in the coming months through a mail-ballot referendum distributed
to [the] co-ops 16,000 members. The attempted boycott is
part of an international advocacy effort called the Boycott,
Divestment, and Sanctions Movement, or BDS,
which is modeled after the international boycott against South
African apartheid. Continued: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/one-of-nations-oldest-largest-food-co-ops-holding-vote-on-banning-israeli-products/
BDS VOTED DOWN IN PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN FOOD CO-OP
A victory against anti-Israelis: Brooklyn's Park Slope Food Co-Op
has voted down a referendum to join the international BDS movement.
By Chana Ya'ar Free Daily Israel Report - BDS Voted Down in Park
Slope, Brooklyn Food Co-op
First Publish: 3/28/2012, 9:48 AM - A victory against pro-Palestinian
Authority agitators to clear the shelves of Israeli products
took place Tuesday night when members of the Park Slope Food
Co-Op voted down a proposed referendum to join the international
BDS movement against the Jewish State. The vote, 1005-653, put
a stop to anti-Israel efforts by the international Boycott, Divestment
and Sanctions (BDS) movement to infiltrate the upscale Brooklyn
The co-op had issued a statement asking members to vote on whether
to hold a referendum on joining the international BDS movement
against Israel. In its statement, the co-op described BDS as
a 'non-violent' tactic to end Israel's 'violent and illegal occupation'
of Palestinian Authority Arab lands, and to help PA Arabs 'gain
equal rights, and achieve peace, freedom and economic stability.'
Among those who publicly spoke out against the proposed ban were
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine
c. Quinn, and several potential mayoral candidates in the upcoming
race for leadership in the Big Apple. Continued: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/154240#.T3MiHoHvx0Q
ENDTIME NEWS RELATING TO ISRAEL
ISLAMIC GROUPS THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST ARE PREPARING FOR A
As Arab fervor builds for this march on Jerusalem, one can only
wonder if the obsession to attack Jerusalem as foretold in Zechariah
12 is beginning to set in amongst Israel's most implacable enemies?
NEWS BRIEF: "Arabs prepare for 'Jerusalem March' ",
YNET News, 3.29.2012
Arabs prepare for 'Jerusalem March'
Hundreds of thousands of people expected to take part in pro-Palestinian
protest over weekend; marches to be held across region. Anti-Israel
fly-in taking shape - Ynet reporters Published: 03.29.12, 00:56
/ Israel News - Turbulent weekend in cards? International supporters
and hundreds of thousands of participants are expected to take
part in the Global March on Jerusalem Friday, as Israel braces
for potential attempts to breach the Jewish state's borders..
The event, which is expected to include marches and protests
across the region, is entering its final preparations, as IDF
forces are also deploying in a bid to prevent any disruptions
on Israel's borders.
The IDF is preparing for the possibility that attempts will be
made to breach Israel's borders. The forces have been directed
to prevent any beaches of Israeli sovereignty with minimal injuries
to the protestors, if they do approach the border.
Sources within the defense establishment have conducted talks
with Palestinian security officials to coordinate the events
and make sure they remain within the jurisdiction of Palestinian
Sa'id Yakin, one of the protest organizers in the Palestinian
Authority, told Ynet that rallies will be held at three West
Bank focal points.
"We expect thousands of participants," Yakin said.
"We have no interest in confrontation, and this march will
not give rise to a third Intifada. We hope this move will affect
Israel and its government's policy." Continued:
MUSLIMS STONE CHRISTIANS ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT
Friday Church News Notes, March 2, 2012, www.wayoflife.org -
The following is excerpted from Israel Today, Feb. 19, 2012:
"A mob of some 50 Palestinian Muslims stoned a group of
Christian tourists atop Jerusalems Temple Mount on Sunday
morning. Three of the Israeli police officers who acted to protect
the Christian group were wounded by the stone-throwers. Police
arrested 11 Palestinians, several of them minors, for their role
in the attack. The attack is believed to have been instigated
by the former Muslim mufti of Jerusalem, Ekrama Sabri, who told
Palestinian media over the weekend that Jewish groups were planning
to break into the mosques that occupy the holy compound and desecrate
them. Sabri urged all local Muslims to protect the mosques from
the Israeli conspiracy against the city and its holy places.
Muslim religious figures regularly claim that Israel is plotting
to destroy the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque to pave
the way for the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple, which the Muslims
now insist never previously existed. Because of the constant
threat of Muslim violence, and despite the fact that the Temple
Mount is the most holy place on earth to Jews and many Christians,
the Israeli police comply with Muslim demands for harsh restrictions
on non-Muslim visitors to the site. For instance, Jews and Christians
are forbidden to carry Bibles atop the Temple Mount or to utter
even silent prayers within its walls. Jews and Christians are
regularly detained for violating these conditions." http://www.wayoflife.org
NETANYAHU ASKED PANETTA TO APPROVE SALE OF BUNKER-BUSTING BOMBS
U.S. official says 06 Mar 2012 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
requested the United States approve the sale of advanced refueling
aircraft as well as GBU-28 bunker-piercing bombs to Israel during
a recent meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, a top U.S.
official said on Tuesday. The American official said that U.S.
President Barack Obama instructed Panetta to work directly with
Defense Minister Ehud Barak on the matter, indicating that the
U.S. administration was inclined to look favorably upon the request
as soon as possible. During the administration of former U.S.
President [sic] George Bush, the U.S. refused to sell bunker-penetrating
bombs and refueling aircrafts to Israel, as a result of American
estimates that Israel would then use them to strike Iran's nuclear
facilities. Following Obama's entrance into the White House,
however, the United States approves a string of Israeli requests
to purchase advance armament. Continued: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/netanyahu-asked-panetta-to-approve-sale-of-
NETANYAHU IN AIPAC SPEECH: ISRAEL CANNOT AFFORD TO WAIT MUCH
LONGER ON IRAN
HAARETZ 06 Mar 2012 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking
at the AIPAC conference in Washington on Monday, called on the
international community to acknowledge the fact that Iran is
developing nuclear weapons. Netanyahu reiterated the fact that
Israel reserves its right to protect itself. He added that for
Israel all options remain on the table. "I will never gamble
with the security of Israel," he explained. Netanyahu warned
of the dangers of a nuclear Iran. "A nuclear-armed Iran
would dramatically increase terrorism by giving terrorists a
nuclear umbrella," he said. [What about the dangers of a
- Continued: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/netanyahu-in-aipac-speech-israel-cannot-afford-to-
ISRAEL MISSING ON ESPN, BUT 'PALESTINE' PRESENT
Non-existent country has name listed throughout online sports
Published: 03/04/2012 at 6:20 PM - by Joe KovacsEmail The country
of Israel is missing from at least part of ESPNs website,
while Palestine is included throughout, raising the eyebrows
of some sports fans since Israel is an existing country and Palestine
is not. Israel is not included among countries in part of ESPN's
TV listings, while "Palestine" is.
A drop-down menu at the top right of the page has countries listed
in alphabetical order. On the list are Hungary, Iceland, Iran
and Ireland, immediately followed by Italy, Jordan and Kazakhstan.
Though Israel might be expected to appear between Ireland and
Italy, its not found anywhere on the list, though Palestine
is included, between Oman and Poland. Despite Israels absence
from that portion of ESPNs site, the country is found in
other places where its included in other drop-down menus,
- Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/israel-missing-on-espn-but-palestine-present/
ISRAEL SHELVES IRAN MILITARY OPTION
U.N. ambassador says diplomacy needs more time. Published: 03/04/2012
by Stewart Stogel NEW YORK - Ron Prosor, Israels ambassador
to the United Nations says Jerusalem believes diplomacy is the
preferred course to resolve the current nuclear standoff with
"We should really pursue and focus on the sanctions and
the diplomatic elements in trying to bring the regime in Tehran
to reassess the way they want to go forward," explained
the Israeli diplomat.
Listen to Conservative Talk Shows Right From Your Browser - For
www.ConservativeTalkNow.comThe emphasis on the diplomatic option
would appear to be a shift toward the position of the Obama administration
which has stressed stepping up the diplomatic and economic pressure
on the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
We are very keen, very clear in saying there is still a
lot to be done on the diplomatic front that is not being done.
"It is a pity that this has taken so much time.
I think the sanctions, especially those on the central bank of
Iran, can be very effective. We have to pursue that," said
Prosor in an exclusive interview Friday.
Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are to meet
and confer on a host of topics this week in Washington. Continued: