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Agence France-Presse reported Saturday on remarks made by Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah warning that  “the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq.” The king made his remarks about the jihadist threat, including the  Islamic State of of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), at a ceremony welcoming...

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The Shiite terrorist organization Hezbollah made the case against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on August 31, suggesting the Sunni militia “wants Lebanon.” The threat of ISIS to Lebanon cannot be underestimated, a Hezbollah official warned Sunday, stressing that occupying the country was part of the group’s expansionist...

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Diplomacy

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In an interview on Israel’s Channel One television news (embedded below) the former commander of British forces in Afghanistan said that Hamas was defeated during Operation Protective Edge. The key achievement was to defeat Hamas, and that’s effectively what has happened, although Hamas, as you would expect, have had their victory celebrations...

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Israel

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An article published in Popular Science last week examined why Israel is a world leader in high tech start-ups. The article initially focused on a company called BriefCam, whose product aided authorities in finding the suspects in last year’s Boston Marathon bombing by allowing them to review thousands of videos and...

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Terrorism

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In an analysis published on Thursday by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Arab affairs analyst Pinchas Inbari wrote that Hamas is positioned to open a new front in its war with Israel—in the north. Inbari cites a Lebanese news site that connected Qatar-based Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal with the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front, which...

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Global Affairs

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A 12-second video clip created by a Ferguson, Missouri resident as a private message to a friend is believed to have captured Police Officer Darren Wilson allegedly shooting to death Michael Brown on August 9. Using the Israeli-made Glide video messaging smartphone application, the man started to record his message...

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Amid reports that they engaged Syrian rebels in a gun-battle that lasted for seven hours, dozens of Filipino peacekeepers managed to escape Syria and seek refuge in Israel. Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers who were surrounded and came under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights made...

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Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as the country’s president on Thursday, amid concerns that the three-term prime minister, who was elected earlier this month with just over half the vote, has made substantial moves to consolidate power under what has until now been a largely ceremonial post. Reuters described Erdogan’s inauguration...

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Terrorism

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Gaza’s Ministry of Health, which is run by Hamas, deliberately portrayed terrorists killed in fighting as non-combatants, and sometimes even as children, according to a report disclosed by the news site Israel Today. Israel Today’s reporting is based on a systematic review of casualties performed by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information...

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Top figures from the U.S.-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday lashed out against Hamas, criticizing the Palestinian terror organization for what now appears to have been a deliberate series of escalatory gambits in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, which ultimately triggered, respectively, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge and Operation Brother’s...

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