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RUBIO, NETANYAHU break water – POLITICO

By at February 20, 2013 | 9:00 am

RUBIO, NETANYAHU break water – POLITICO

By KEVIN CIRILLI | 2/20/13 1:00 PM EST -- Who needs the Sea of Galilee when you’ve got Rubio water? Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) took a break from touring the Middle East this week to make a splash with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The duo shared in a water break reminiscent of the one Rubio took in his response to President Barack Obama’s State of the ... Go To Article

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ISRAEL to Declare ‘Buffer Zone’ on Syrian Border – IsraelNationalNews

By at February 4, 2013 | 12:05 am

ISRAEL to Declare ‘Buffer Zone’ on Syrian Border – IsraelNationalNews

By David Lev, 2/3/2013 -- Israel intends to declare a buffer zone inside the Syrian border to prevent terrorists from getting too close to its territory when the embattled Damascus regime topples, security sources quoted by the AFP news agency said on Sunday. "There's a plan in the military's northern command for the 'day after' according to which, when Bashar ... Go To Article

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ISRAEL warns of possible pre-emptive chemical weapons strike in Syria – CBS News

By at January 28, 2013 | 12:20 am

ISRAEL warns of possible pre-emptive chemical weapons strike in Syria – CBS News

Israel has long expressed concerns that Syrian President Bashar Assad, clinging to power during a 22-month civil war, could lose control over his chemical weapons. Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said Sunday that Israel's top security officials held a special meeting last week to discuss Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. The fact of the meeting, held the morning ... Go To Article

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ISRAEL: After Win, Netanyahu Seeks Broad Coalition – WSJ

By at January 23, 2013 | 12:25 am

ISRAEL: After Win, Netanyahu Seeks Broad Coalition – WSJ

By CHARLES LEVINSON And JOSH MITNICK, January 22, 2013 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party emerged as the largest faction in a close parliamentary election Tuesday, but a lackluster performance by his party along with surprising gains by a centrist newcomer raised the possibility that he will be forced to form a broad coalition. The exit ... Go To Article

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ISRAELIS head to polls to elect 19th Knesset – JPost

By at January 22, 2013 | 9:02 am

ISRAELIS head to polls to elect 19th Knesset – JPost

Concerns about complacency hang over elections as 10,132 polling stations poise to open nationwide; Likud Beytenu worried about dropping below 30 seats; Labor party leader says with high turnout "we can replace Netanyahu." Israel’s fate for up to the next four years will be decided on Tuesday when 5,656,705 voters will be eligible to choose among 32 parties at 10,132 ... Go To Article

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RAND PAUL’S Surprisingly Hawkish On Israel – Business Insider

By at January 17, 2013 | 10:00 am

RAND PAUL’S Surprisingly Hawkish On Israel – Business Insider

Grace Wyler | Jan. 17, 2013, 2:54 AM -- Returning to Washington from his weeklong tour of Israel, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul took national security hawks off-guard Wednesday by voicing support for an Iron Dome-style missile defense system to defend major U.S. cities. "Absolutely I'm in favor of it," Paul told reporters on a conference call briefing ... Go To Article

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RAND PAUL: Building in J’lem none… JPost

By at January 16, 2013 | 12:40 am

RAND PAUL: Building in J’lem none… JPost

By HERB KEINON, 01/12/2013 -- As week-long visit to Israel comes to a close, senator says US should not meddle in decisions regarding settlement construction, but on issue of Iran J'lem's decision making has ramifications for the entire Mideast. Republican Sen. Rand Paul in Jerusalem Photo: Rav Hakotel It is “none of our business” whether Israel builds new ... Go To Article

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DANIEL GREENFIELD:: President Morsi: “We Must Nurse Our Children and Grandchildren on Hatred for Jews”

By at January 15, 2013 | 10:30 am

DANIEL GREENFIELD:: President Morsi: “We Must Nurse Our Children and Grandchildren on Hatred for Jews”

By Daniel Greenfield -- The Arab Spring? It’s just great. The Muslim Brotherhood? Bunch of moderates. Peace in the Middle East? Looking good, except for Israeli obstructionism. This guy who sounds like Hitler’s more hateful cousin? Obama turned him into the biggest power player in the region. In the video footage first broadcast Friday on Mr. Youssef’s ... Go To Article

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DEBORAH WEISS: CAIR’s Thought Police: At It Again

By at January 12, 2013 | 12:35 am

DEBORAH WEISS: CAIR’s Thought Police: At It Again

January 11, 2013 By Deborah Weiss The thought police over at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are urging journalists to delete the word “Islamist” from their lexicon.  Though CAIR claims that the word stems out of bigotry, CAIR’s real agenda is to protect Islam — and Islamists — from so-called “defamation.” The Associated Press Style ... Go To Article

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MIRENGOFF: ISRAEL gave peace a chance; now it will try realism | PowerLine

By at January 12, 2013 | 12:15 am

MIRENGOFF: ISRAEL gave peace a chance; now it will try realism | PowerLine

JANUARY 11, 2013,  BY PAUL MIRENGOFF IN ISRAEL -- On January 22, two days after President Obama’s second inauguaration, Israel effectively will reelect Obama’s nemesis Benjamin Netanyahu. Unlike in Obama’s case, the Netanyahu electoral victory will be overwhelming. And it will reflect a much more significant mandate than raising taxes on the “the ... Go To Article

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