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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel (Photo: Avi Rokach) Excerpted from YNET NEWS: A heavy barrage of rockets was fired at Israel on Tuesday night, ar around 10:40pm. Loud explosions were heard in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, while Code Red sirens blared throughout southern and central Israel. Hamas said it fired 40 rockets at ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants. The video, which shows a photograph of an ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: When President Obama announced last year the easing of U.S. sanctions on Iran in return for concessions on its nuclear program, he cautiously hailed the deal as a “real opportunity to achieve a comprehensive, peaceful settlement” with Tehran. But while both countries work overtime on thorny nuclear issues, fresh evidence suggests ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNSNews.com) – Nahi Mahdi, an Iraqi TV host, broke down in tears while discussing the desperate plight of Christian refugees in Iraq. “They are our own flesh and blood,” Mahdi said after regaining his composure. “Some of them have left for Sweden or Germany. Who does (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) think it is ...

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: The State Department defended missile sales to Turkey just hours after news emerged that Ankara is hosting and abetting a senior Hamas operative who planned to violently overthrow the Palestinian government in the West Bank and wage war on Israel. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf defended the transfer of Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air ...

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The U.S. military conducted new airstrikes against Islamic militants Friday as sources tell Fox News members of the group killed 90 male members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a northern village and kidnapped "dozens" of women and children. The Kurdish-speaking ethnic and religious group, which numbers in the hundreds of thousands in ...

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Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Islamic militants killed 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a northern village, sources told Fox News on Friday. The Kurdish-speaking ethnic and religious group, which numbers in the hundreds of thousands in Iraq, has been persecuted in the north by Islamic State militants, with at least 500 killed prior to Friday's ...

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Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from RUDAW: Among the Yezidi Kurds the fear of death is still looming. They know how real that fear is. This man has managed to save himself and Peshmerga soldiers are now helping him to reach safety. The difficulties for these refugees haven’t ended yet. This woman was praying for death to come. Woman talking to Hevidar: “Another ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki said Thursday night that he had agreed to relinquish power, state television reported, potentially ending a crisis in which his deployment of extra security forces around the capital had raised worries of a military coup. While the country is not at peace, Mr. Maliki’s decision appeared to pave the ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from AllenBWest: The only plausible explanation for many actions taken by President Obama and his administration is that they are working counter to the security of the United States of America. How else can one rationalize the following: 1. The unilateral release of five senior Taliban back to the enemy while the enemy is still ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Barack Obama arrives to speak to reporters about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass.AP Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Obama announced Thursday that U.S.-led airstrikes have broken the siege by Islamic militants against religious minorities who were trapped on a mountain in northern Iraq -- but made clear ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON - The US administration has halted a shipment of Hellfire aerial anti-armor missiles to Israel, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing government sources. While the Israeli and American militaries worked well together, the paper describes a long line of diplomatic battles between the Obama administration and the Israeli government led by Prime Minister ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNSNews.com) – Bishop Anba Suriel, who was born in Egypt and leads the Coptic Orthodox Church in the diocese of Melbourne, Australia, denounced the “merciless and barbaric acts of genocide” against Christians in Mosul, Iraq, asked why most world leaders and the media were nearly silent about the killings, and stressed that if “we do ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

JERUSALEM — White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip were caught off guard last month when they learned that the Israeli military had been quietly securing supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon without their approval. Since then the Obama administration has tightened ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: Children trapped on a mountain by Islamic State militants in Iraq are drinking blood from their parents to stay alive, it emerged today. Their horrendous plight was revealed after some 8,000 Yazidis were finally able to escape down Mount Sinjar where they have been under siege from jihadist fighters for the last ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon official says a team of U.S. Army Special Forces were flown atop Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq to get a firsthand look at possible ways to rescue stranded Iraqi civilians suffering from thirst and hunger. A defense official confirmed that the mission was accomplished Wednesday by fewer than 20 Special Forces ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — A senior White House official said on Wednesday that the United States would consider using American ground troops to assist Iraqis in rescuing Yazidi refugees if recommended by military advisers assessing the situation. Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, told reporters on Martha’s Vineyard that President Obama would probably receive recommendations ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Israeli authorities told Fox News that three rockets were fired at southern Israel Wednesday night, two hours before the end of a temporary cease-fire. Two of the rockets hit open land and a third was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. No damage or injuries were reported. The latest 72-hour cease-fire ...

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