Political sources increasingly convinced that Livni will win primaries, replace Olmert

From YNet News They hoped it won’t happen, but Likud members are starting to reconcile themselves to the possibility that Tzipi Livni will become Kadima’s next chairman. Therefore they are preparing, at least mentally, to complete against the leading candidate, according to the polls, in the ruling party’s primaries. Senior Likud officials estimate that the Kadima battle has in fact been decided already, and Livni will be the one to replace Continue Reading

Israel’s latest solution to Gaza mess: Arab troops

From World Net Daily Israel and Egypt have embarked on serious discussions about the deployment of an Arab force in the Gaza Strip consisting largely of Egyptian and some Saudi troops, senior defense officials told WND. The officials said Defense Minister Ehud Barak last week discussed the Israeli proposal for Arab forces in Gaza during a meeting he held in Alexandria with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The officials said Barak and Continue Reading

Syria makes peace proposals to Israel

From News Yahoo Syria's leader said Thursday he offered a proposal for peace with Israel but also refused to break off ties with Hezbollah and militant Palestinians — a key Israeli demand. President Bashar Assad also said indirect negotiations with Israel were on hold until that country chooses a new prime minister and that direct talks would have to wait until a new U.S. president takes office. Assad's comments came after meetings with Continue Reading

The final core issue to peace accord – Jerusalem will be divided

From WND Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is lying to the world. He has repeatedly denied he is negotiating ceding territory in Jerusalem to the Palestinians, but I can confirm with absolute confidence Olmert's government is currently discussing the division of Jerusalem as part of talks aimed at creating a Palestinian state, at least on paper, by the end of the year. But most Israelis and Americans, including the influential U.S. Jewish community, Continue Reading

Exodus 1:8-14; The Egyptians set taskmasters to afflict Israel as they built Pharaoh’s treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. B.C. 1588

Exodus 1:8-14 8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.   9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:   10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.   11 Therefore they did set over them Continue Reading

Russia threatens retaliation against Israel for involvement in Georgia

From World Tribune Russian security officials threatened retaliation against Israel for its weapons exports to Georgia including eight different aerial drones. Russian Deputy Chief of Staff Col. Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn said Israel supplied at least eight different models of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Georgia. Nogovitsyn said Israel has also sold a range of weapons and sought to export main battle tanks to Georgia. Russian Continue Reading

Israelis: War With Hezbollah Inevitable

From News Max The Israeli army says Hezbollah has re-armed with 40,000 rockets — triple the number it had at the start of the Lebanon War two years ago. Therefore, many Israelis believe another war with Hezbollah is inevitable. "The war set the stage for a more comprehensive Middle East conflict," said Israeli analyst Michael Oren. "It set into motion a dynamic in the Arab world, where much of the Arab street believes that Hezbollah won that Continue Reading

Israel to be first in world to create biometric database for all citizens

From YNet News The government approved Sunday a motion calling for the establishment of a biometric database by the Ministry of Interior and the Public Security Ministry. The motion, dubbed the "identification card, travel papers and biometrics database bill," will now be referred back to the various Knesset committees, which would ready it for its Knesset votes. The new bill called for embedding biometric data, such as fingerprints and Continue Reading

Last of “lost tribe” in India to move to Israel

From Israel National News In a decision that is being called "historic," the government has resolved to allow the remaining 7,232 members of the Bnei Menashe Jewish community in India to immigrate to Israel. The decision comes ten months after another Cabinet decision demanding Cabinet approval each time a group of ten or more Bnei Menashe wished to immigrate to Israel. That decision was called "immoral" and "post-Zionist" by Bnei Menashe Continue Reading

Israel loses Druze allies in Lebannon as Jumblatt signs pact with pro-Iranian Hizballah

From Daily Star The fervently pro-US, pro-Israeli Druze leader, Walid Jumblatt, has decided to hold out no longer. He has thrown in his lot with the most extreme pro-Syrian, pro-Iranian, anti-Israel force in Lebanon, the Shiite Hizballah, which has gained veto power over the government in Beirut unopposed. DEBKAfile’s Middle East sources disclose that over last weekend, Jumblatt quietly signed a “defense cooperation pact” with Hassan Continue Reading