Articles of the Day 5/15/14: By ‘All Means’

Khamenei: Israel the ‘Most Wicked Terrorists’ in the World

“Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Wednesday once again launched an attack on Israel and accused its government of being “wicked terrorists”.

Bill: Pardon for Terrorists Only After Compensating Victims

“The Knesset approved on Wednesday in a preliminary reading a bill by MK Yaakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism), which states that terrorists will only be released from Israeli prisons after they pay compensation to their victims.”

Former Envoy: History Proves Israel Can Withstand US Pressure

“Former Minister for Congressional Affairs to Israel’s Embassy in Washington Yoram Ettinger spoke at a Women in Green conference on sovereignty in Judea and Samaria on Tuesday, explaining why Israel can – and should – make its own decisions regardless of US pressure,

“I declare that anyone who argues that Israel cannot withstand the pressure of an American president, especially against existential threats like nuclear Iran and Islamic terrorism, is either dramatically wrong or outrageously mislead,” Ettinger declared.”

Christians Violently Attacked Near Bethlehem

“During this year’s festival, which occurred on May 6, the Christians gathered at Saint George’s were beset by Muslim provocateurs and assailants.”

Assad regime-rebel agreement in Homs a sign of things to come?

“If Syrian forces continue to win battles against the rebels, it may force them to make more cease-fire deals and withdrawals in other cities.”

Hagel’s talks in Jordan and Israel to determine if Syrian rebel Golan offensive expands to Damascus

“As Hagel talked to Jordanian military and political leaders, a joint-US-Jordanian military exercise, dubbed the 8th Annual Falcon Air Meeting, took place in and around the Muwaffaq Salti Air Base in eastern Jordan. This base is considered to be the likely staging-ground for any American military intervention in Syria. DEBKAfile’s military sources say that Hagel’s talks in Jordan and Israel are to determine whether the rebel forces backed by the US open a new southern front against Bashar Assad.”

PM: We’ll Take Peace With Just Half the Palestinians

“In an interview with Japanese media Wednesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that he was asked by US Secretary of State John Kerry if Israel was prepared to make peace with only half of the Palestinians – and Netanyahu said that, for lack of a better option, Israel was prepared to do so.”

Poll: 2/3 of Americans side with Israel on peace talks collapse, Palestinian unity

“(JNS.org) A new national poll reveals that two-thirds of Americans side with the Israeli perspective over the Palestinian perspective in assessing blame for the recent collapse of the U.S.-brokered peace talks.”

Yaalon Says ‘All Means’ Must be Used to Block Iran Threat

“Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Thursday that the Jewish state and its US ally should be prepared to use “all means” to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapons capability.”

MK Levin Presents Plan for Phased Sovereignty Over Judea-Samaria

“Likud-Beytenu MK Yariv Levin, the current Coalition Whip and designated chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, presented a plan for phased application of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria this week, at a conference held by Women in Green in the community of Hashmonaim.”

 

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