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Saturday 26. January 2013

Leaving Islam in the age of Islamism

The past several years have witnessed every single young man or woman with a shred of critical thinking to leave the Islamist movement. Starting with the Egyptian revolution and the Islamists’ shameful position against it, young middle class educated members have ever since continued to trickle out. But this mere organisational friction is not the subject of this article. What I intend to expound on is more far-reaching. It’s about those often-silent people who decided to abandon faith completely as a result of their faithful experiences.

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Thursday 10. January 2013

Teheran votes YES! on Hagel

By SABA FARZAN and SAEED GHASSEMINEJAD. Teheran believes that the US will accept Iran going nuclear and will even lift sanctions. Appointing Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense is an invitation to Iran’s dictatorship – signed, sealed and delivered by President Obama himself – to join the nuclear... >>

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Sunday 23. December 2012

Turkish Intelligence Service Targets Jewish Population

The deteriorating relationship between Turkey and Israel has generated unprecedented and disquieting accusations against Turkey’s Jews. There is a growing tendency in this country — encouraged by the ruling Islamist government — that demonizes Jews and triggers anti-Semitism, consciously or not.

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Monday 26. November 2012

Video and Audio: Why Hezbollah is Europe's problem too

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Wednesday 21. November 2012

Seven Truths About Israel, Hamas and Violence

Jeffrey Goldberg: There are many lies being told about the current conflict between Israel and Hamas. Here are seven things that are true.

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Tuesday 20. November 2012

Hamas: Words Are Weapons of Mass Destruction

We should also focus on the words that made this war inevitable. Hamas incitement and hate speech have silenced Palestinian moderates, distanced human rights, and dramatically increased the chances of war.

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Monday 19. November 2012

Arab paper: Leave Israel alone, deal with Syria

In an editorial entitled, "The solution to Gaza…return to Syria," Alhomayed wrote that, " Unfortunately, wars in our region have become like a race, so each war is to cover another one. In other words, these wars are nothing more than a move to escape forward. Therefore what is happening in Gaza is escaping forward, particularly in the hope of saving al-Assad or at least ensuring that the cost of toppling him will be greater for everybody. The greatest architect of such wars is Iran".

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Saturday 17. November 2012

IDF Tracked Rockets From Iran to Hamas

The smuggling operation was highly complex. The Fajr-5 rockets made in Iran, each six meters long, were transported all the way from their country of origin — dismantled and re-assembled along the way, smuggled via the Gaza Strip tunnels and then hoisted out using cranes — until they were positioned at their launching sites in Gaza.

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Friday 16. November 2012

November 18, 2012 in Berlin: Ralley: Solidarity with Israel! Free Gaza - from Hamas!

When: 18 November 2012, 1.00 p.m. Where: Joachimstaler Platz (Ku-Damm), Berlin Charlottenburg. Supported by: Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin, Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft Berlin und Potsdam, Honestly Concerned, ILI - I like Israel, Jüdisches Forum für Demokratie und gegen Antisemitismus, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and others. [more]

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Thursday 15. November 2012

Why Israel Attacked Gaza

Sowing disarray was not Israel's primary objective here. The Israelis needed to respond to a series of rocket attacks in recent days, including a guided missile attack on an Israeli jeep that wounded four soldiers. Deterrence is a critical component of Israeli military doctrine. The most compelling factor, however, may have been escalating Israeli concerns over the ordnance Hamas was stockpiling. Israel reportedly hit several key weapons caches in Gaza yesterday, including some that included the deadly Iranian-made Fajr-5 rockets, which have powerful payloads and ranges long enough to strike Israeli population centers.

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Tuesday 23. October 2012

Hizbollah's naked aggression strips away resistance facade

A friend recently emailed me a story reporting that Hizbollah militants had been killed in fighting in Syria. "The road to Jerusalem goes through Homs," he wrote in the subject line. But while Hizbollah turning its guns away from Israel and against the predominantly Sunni Free Syrian Army might bewilder my Sunni friend, it sounds about right to many Shiites. After all, that conflict goes back 14 centuries; the one with Israel is only a few decades old.

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Tuesday 16. October 2012

The Israeli Who Sneaked into Syria - Interview with Jonathan Spyer

My own view remains that the United States and its allies should engage closely with the rebels, identify deserving clients and begin to arm and support them. This has not yet happened to a significant degree and the result is the current stalemate. It’s understandable that many Westerners feel that given the rise of Sunni Islamism as a result of the downfall of secular Arab dictatorships over the last 18 months, the US interest is to stay out. Understandable, but wrong.

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Wednesday 10. October 2012

Arab Spring and the Israeli enemy

The Arab Spring showed the world that the Palestinians are happier and in better situation than their Arab brothers who fought to liberate them from the Israelis. Now, it is time to stop the hatred and wars and start to create better living conditions for the future Arab generations.

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