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Syria prepares for offensive against ISIS in Palestinian camp of Yarmouk

Yamouk refugee camp. (photo credit: REUTERS) The Syrian regime is massing troops and armored vehicles to prepare to retake from Islamic State the Yarmouk area in southern Damascus, according to local sources and media.Yarmouk was home to large … [Read More...]

One-fifth of all ambassadors to U.N. currently in Israel

The purpose of the trip is to give the ambassadors, who are often called upon to vote on Israel-related issues a first-hand look at the challenges the country faces. Ambassador Danon speaking with the UN ambassadors at Masada. (photo credit: AVI … [Read More...]

The Attack on the Chemical Weapons Targets in Syria: Doing the Minimum

Besides the operational success, the attack in Syria earned the United States a clear political achievement, with the enforcement of American red lines by way of a coalition with Britain and France. However, this ad hoc coalition is focused solely on … [Read More...]

US bombing Syria – mission accomplished?

...The Shite Ayatollahs have played a key role – next to Russia - in sustaining the Alawite (branch of Shite Islam) Assad regime, investing some $10BN, annually, in the form of credit lines, oil and military assistance, including the funding of … [Read More...]

UCI EXCLUSIVE: Israel and the US – A Dynamic Partnership – Part 2 of an Interview with Ambassador (Ret.) Yoram Ettinger

In part two of this two part series, founder and CEO of the Unity Coalition for Israel, Esther Levens, interviews Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, a leading Israeli consultant to members of Israel’s Cabinet and Knesset. He regularly briefs US … [Read More...]

Counterterrorism officers hit the streets of New York as city ramps up security in the wake of the Syria strikes

The New York Police Department sent counterterrorism officers into the city? The extra officers were announced on Friday?'out of an abundance of caution' Officials say that there are no credible threats against the city? On Friday Trump … [Read More...]

Assad is More Dangerous than ISIS

The American attack on Syria is an important message that symbolizes the international community’s opposition to the use of chemical weapons against civilians. American policy toward Bashar Assad’s regime needs to look beyond the chemical … [Read More...]

Despite chemical weapons attacks, Syria to chair UN conference on disarmament

...The Geneva-based NGO UN Watch said?on Monday that it was calling on ambassadors from the US, the EU and other democracies to walk out of the UN’s Conference on Disarmament in Geneva during the four weeks when the Syrian regime’s envoy, … [Read More...]

Mali: “Particularly sophisticated and underhanded” jihad attack as jihadis pose as UN peacekeepers

“The statement said some of the jihadists wore peacekeepers’ uniforms and explosive belts and used vehicles covered up with U.N. and Malian army codes.” Muhammad said, “War is deceit.” (Bukhari 4.52.268). “French … [Read More...]

Security Council holds emergency meeting on Syria airstrikes

In an address to an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres cautioned against the crisis in Syria “spiraling out of control." … [Read More...]

UN chief warns against escalation over Syria

The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the international community to avoid actions which could escalate the crisis in Syria and deepen the suffering of its people. … [Read More...]

At Security Council, UN chief pushes for creation of body to determine perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday again called for the creation of an independent panel that could determine who used chemical weapons in Syria, as the absence of such a body increases the risks of a military escalation in a … [Read More...]

UCI EXCLUSIVE: Israel and the US – A Dynamic Partnership – Part 1 of an Interview with Ambassador (Ret.) Yoram Ettinger

In this two part series, founder and CEO of the Unity Coalition for Israel, Esther Levens, interviews Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, a leading Israeli consultant to members of Israel’s Cabinet and Knesset. He regularly briefs US legislators … [Read More...]

France: Soon with No Jews?

Today, France is the only country in the Western world where Jews are murdered simply for being Jews. Jews may be the main victims, but they are not the only ones. In just five years, 250 people in France have been murdered by Islamic … [Read More...]

Finland: Muslim who killed two and injured eight in stabbing frenzy smiles from the dock as his trial begins

The “smiling terrorist” may be smiling because he believes that he will be greatly rewarded in Paradise. It has been reported on the authority of Jabir that a man said: “Messenger of Allah, where shall I be if I am killed?” … [Read More...]

In Yom Hashoah speech, Netanyahu says Israel is ‘steadfast’ in preventing Iranian aggression

“Our policy can be summed up in three words: ‘Steadfastness against aggression.’ Steadfastness on defense, steadfastness on deterrence, steadfastness against anyone who threatens to destroy us,” declared the Israeli prime … [Read More...]

Israel Remembers 6 Million on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Each year, Israelis pause from their routines to ponder the fate of the six millions Jews who perished in the Holocaust, vowing to never again allow such an atrocity to occur. Israel’s Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed each … [Read More...]

Hebrew songs in the concentration camp: 6 Holocaust survivors tell their stories

A Holocaust survivor lights a torch during the Yom Hashoah ceremony. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)These are six stories of tribulation, survival and ultimate triumph over Adolph Hitler, the Nazis and their aspirations to annihilate the Jewish … [Read More...]

UN chief calls for unity in Security Council to avoid Syria situation ‘spiraling out of control’

Amid the risks of the situation in Syria “spiraling out of control,” the United Nations chief has appealed to the five permanent members of the Security Council to break the current impasse on reported use of chemical weapons in the war-torn country. … [Read More...]

Syria: WHO demands ‘unhindered access’ to site of suspected chemical attack

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that it has received reports that some 500 patients at Syrian health facilities have exhibited signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals, after the shelling of a … [Read More...]