Israel Behind the News [Dec 28, 2015]

Saudi Grand Mufti says ISIS are 'Israeli soldiers' The grand Arab infantalism continues. The idea that ISIS is are Israeli soldiers is about as preposterous as the idea that Turkey is not buying ISIS oil. Th...

The Quiet Revolution

Darkness feels like it’s everywhere these days.  From ISIS, Iran, and Hezbollah on our borders and the slow motion Palestinian Intifada within, our enemies are literally surrounding us.  Old friends are in disa...
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Israel Behind the News [Dec 27, 2015]

Israel strikes Hezbollah targets in Syria The deconfliction mechanism seems to be in effect as Israel continues to be aloud to attack Hezbollah with impunity. As we have noted before, this serves Russia's interests by keeping Iran and its client groups in c...

These are the Tribes of Israel

“All these are the tribes of Israel – twelve – and this is what their father spoke to them and he blessed them; he blessed each according to his appropriate blessing.” (BEREISHIT 49:28) Just prior to his pas...

Israel Behind the Headlines [Dec 24,2015]

ISIS in Israel, Nabbed Unfortunately, this will only get worse.  ISIS is an ideology as much as it is a terror organization/caliphate. The ideology spreads like an infection. The Muslim Arabs within the Land...
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[podcast] Duma: The War From Within

Shai and I discuss the current investigation concerning the Duma arson in the Northern Shomron and why this is a landmark civil rights case involving torture and human rights violations in connection with the alleged suspects. We also touch on the tension betw...
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Israel Behind the News [Dec 23, 2015]

Breaking News: Israel Uncovers Hamas Suicide Cell in Jerusalem Hamas was planning large scale suicide bombing attacks in Jerusalem.  At least 25 Arabs were arrested planning these attacks. Where?  In Abu Dis...
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Israel Behind the News [Dec 22, 2015]

Iran warns Turkey: Don't renew ties with Israel In the Islamic world deals with Israel are akin to making deals with the Satan.  Iran is trying to paint Turkey as a collaborator with Israel and anti-Islamic....

Putin Has the Israel Weapon

The question isn’t whether Putin helped Israel kill Samir Kuntar, it is why Russia aided Israel in attacking one of the leaders of Iran’s terror squads against Israel. Putin had to be in on the operation since the deconfliction mechanism between Israel and Rus...

Israel Behind the News [Dec 21, 2015]

Rockets Hit Northern Israel Here we go again, so the theory would go, but more likely than not the retaliation we will surely see for Kuntar's demise will be in another form, most likely an attempt to infilt...
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A World Without Samir Kuntar

It has been 7 years since Samir Kuntar was released in one of the most despicable prisoner swaps in Israeli history. Then Prime Minister Olmert saw the need to exchange something akin to the devil for two Israe...
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Israel Behind the Headlines [Dec 20, 2015]

Nothing Changes - Erdogan Meets Mashaal That didn't take long. Erdogan wants to get his last meeting in with Hamas before the Israeli gas lifeline he is signing onto prohibits him from meeting with Hamas officials. He can always break that, but then he woul...

Turkey and Israel, Friends Again?

We live in a strange world.  As the American uni-polar world collapses, alliances are born and others fall away. Partnerships are formed based on near term survival, without consideration for the long view.  Tu...

Israel Behind the News [Dec 17, 2015]

Bibi Using Special Clause to Push Through Gas Deal AKA Eastern Mediterranean Alliance Clause 54 in the gas deal allows for the Prime Minister or the Government to get around Israel's anti-monopoly laws when ...

Cornering Israel…

With Kerry getting Obama to back off insistence on Assad’s ouster, the world continues its slide into geopolitical chaos.  Of course at first glance, Assad offers the kind of stability Syria needs and it was precisely trying to oust him which caused so many pr...