February 2008 Entries
Israel stands poised on the verge of a full blown invasion into Gaza. Hamas and other Islamic groups continue to fire rockets into the southern Israeli town of Sderot. Now, even Ashkelon, a town of 130,000 Israelis is in range and under missile attack.
On Wednesday, nearly 50 rockets slammed into Sderot, Israel. A couple of rockets even reached the Israeli city of Ashkelon up the Mediterranean coast. That means well more than 100,000 Israelis now live under the threat of rocket attack by Islamic groups in the Gaza Strip.
Anti-Semitism is global and growing. That's one of the themes of a conference conducted today in Jerusalem. Israel's Foreign Ministry hosted the conference called "Global Forum on Combating Anti-Semitism."The Forum brought experts from around the world to discuss this ominous phenomenon.
Several days ago, the YMCA in Gaza City was bombed. You can read about the bombing itself here.
Many consider Professor Bernard Lewis of Princeton University the world's leading scholar on Islam. He's well known for his study of the Ottoman Empire and wrote many seminal works on Islam, including "The Crisis of Islam," "What Went Wrong?" and his 1990 article "The Roots of Muslim Rage."
This week, an impressive list of speakers, experts, politicians and opinion makers gathered here in Jerusalem for the "Jerusalem Conference."
On January 30, 1939, Hitler addressed Germany's parliament, the Reichstag.
One day after the assassination of Imad Mughniyeh, the Middle East is abuzz. Who did it? What impact will this have on Hezbollah? Iran? Syria? Doesn't this show a serious security breach for Syria's security services? After all, Mughniyeh assassination took place in the heart of Syria's capital Damascus.
On Sunday, hundreds of Israelis from the town of Sderot blocked the main road into Jerusalem. They demanded that the government protect them after forty rockets slammed into their town over the weekend. They were particularly upset because two brothers, 19 and 8 year old Rami and Osher Twito were hit during one of the attacks. Eight year old Osher lost one leg in the explosion and doctors are fighting for the other.
Today, two suicide bombers struck the Israeli town of Dimona located in the heart of Israel's Negev Desert. They killed one woman and injured many more. It only seemed a matter of time. Why?