Middle East

Egyptian Islamist Committee votes in favor of Articles in a new Egyptian Constitution

November 29, 2012

“The proposed new constitution will be based on “principles” of Islamic law though what that will mean in practice is not yet known.”

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Report: Syria shuts down Internet access across the Country

November 29, 2012

“The Syrian government has previously cut phone lines and internet access in areas where regime forces were conducting major military operations.”

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Gaza Islamic Cleric: Violating the Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire would be a “Sin”

November 25, 2012

“The Wednesday truce put an end to an eight-day Israeli offensive against Gaza militants who fired rockets into Israel.”

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Syrian Rebels Capture the Mayadeen Military Base in Eastern Syria

November 22, 2012

“Activist groups and a local fighter said the Mayadeen base fell in the morning hours, after a three-week siege.”

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Shin Bet and Israeli Police arrest several Suspects in connection to the Tel Aviv Bus Bombing

November 22, 2012

“The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Israel police arrested suspects in connection with the bombing of the Dan bus in Tel Aviv Wednesday, several hours after the device exploded.”

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Egypt emerges as a Mediator between Israel and Palestine

November 22, 2012

“The Gaza cease-fire deal reached Thursday marks a startling trajectory for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi: an Islamist leader who refuses to talk to Israelis or even say the country’s name mediated for it and finally turned himself into Israel’s de facto protector.”

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Alan Dershowitz: Why an Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire will not last

November 21, 2012

“The Palestinian Authority has renounced violence, but it has no choice other than to support Hamas’ violence against Israel, which is popular among many Palestinians.”

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Iran Hosts Syrian Peace Conference to Discuss How to End Violence

November 21, 2012

“Iran continues to back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime despite the bloodshed, which has killed more than 40,000 people since the fighting began.”

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Syrian Rebels accuse Government Forces of Bombing a Hospital in Aleppo, Syria, killing 40 people

November 21, 2012

“Aleppo has been the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the 20-month-old Syrian conflict since August, and an artillery shell had hit the hospital’s maternity ward earlier this year.”

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Bomb Explodes on a Bus in Tel Aviv, injuring 21 people

November 21, 2012

“An explosion ripped through a bus in central Tel Aviv around noon on Wednesday — the first bombing attack in the city since 2006.”

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Report: Palestinians Break Ceasefire with Israel after 15 Minutes by Firing Rockets from Gaza

November 21, 2012

“Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that while terrorists are to stop their rocket fire, he expects there to be a “small tail,” like in previous ceasefires. By this he means that there will be some more rocket fire for a while before the attacks stop.”

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Report: Head of Revolutionary Guard says that Iran has given Gaza the Technology to Produce Missiles on its own

November 21, 2012

“An Iranian news agency says the head of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has disclosed his country has given fighters in Gaza the ability to produce longer-range missiles on their own, without direct shipments.”

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Defense Secretary Panetta: America’s War on al-Qaeda is “taking a new direction”

November 21, 2012

“Panetta said the evolving campaign will feature the use of small U.S. strike forces; more partnering with foreign commandos; and more training and other forms of assistance that enable partner nations to combat terrorism on their own.”

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Israel Agrees to a Ceasefire with the Palestinians but refuses to lift its blockade of the Palestinian Territory

November 21, 2012

“Israel’s Channel Two television said a ceasefire would be announced in Cairo later in the evening by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

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Tens of Millions of Hackers have targeted Israeli Government Websites

November 21, 2012

“Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said just one hacking attempt was successful on a site he did not want to name, but it was up and running after 10 minutes of downtime.”

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