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‘Netanyahu focuses on threats,
as Kerry and Livni looking to re-start talks

Livni and US Secretary of State John Kerry push for a renewal of Israeli-Palestinian talks, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continues to publicly focus on regional threats rather than possible negotiations.

Netanyahu stressed the need for US-Israeli cooperation in facing radical Islam when he spoke Monday before a private meeting in Jerusalem with visiting US congressmen Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) and Gregory Meeks (D-New York).

“We are closely following the situation on the Golan Heights, where al-Nusra terrorists kidnapped UN observers,” Netanyahu said. “I think that the UN would do itself a great favor if instead of automatically attacking Israel, it would turn its attention, and its investigation committees, toward the terrorists who are trampling the values and norms upon which the UN was founded.”

Israel claims nearly 1,000 acres of land near Bethlehem;
US urges reversal of move

Homes in Gush Etzion | Photo credit: Dudi Vaaknin

Large land tract in Gush Etzion to be declared state land, COGAT announces • Move comes in wake of kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens not far from the land in question • Bennett: This is an answer to terrorism. Hamas murders and we build.

The Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories announced on Sunday that nearly 1,000 acres in the community of Gvaot in Judea would be declared state land.

According to a statement issued by COGAT head Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the move constituted a continuation of "instructions from the political echelon when Operation Brother's Keeper ended."

The decision to declare the area state land came after the Civil Administration conducted a thorough check into the matter of the land's ownership. Before the Civil Administration began researching the ownership, a process that took a number of years, the land in question had not been declared the property of the state.

Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’

Obama leaving White House podium on Thursday,
after his "we don't have a strategy " comment

President Obama on Friday said social media and the nightly news are partly to blame for the sense that “the world is falling apart.”

"I can see why a lot of folks are troubled," Obama told a group of donors gathered at a Democratic National Committee barbecue in Purchase, N.Y.

But the president said that current foreign policy crises across the world are not comparable to the challenges the U.S. faced during the Cold War.

Acknowledging "the barbarity" of Islamist militants and Russia "reasserting the notion that might means right," Obama, though, dismissed the notion that he was facing unprecedented challenges.

“The world’s always been messy ... we’re just noticing now in part because of social media,” he said, according to a White House pool report.

“If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart,” said Obama.

Saudi king warns Mideast jihadists will soon target West

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that Western countries will be the next target of the radical jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action to curb their growth.

"If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month," he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station.

Speaking at a welcoming ceremony on Friday for new ambassadors – including a new envoy from Saudi ally the United States – King Abdullah warned of the threat posed by resurgent terror movements: "Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East."

David Cameron stands up to Islamists -- a lesson for Barack Obama

The contrast between Friday’s press conference in London by British Prime Minister David Cameron and Thursday’s White House remarks by President Obama could not have been starker.

Mr. Cameron delivered a robust assessment of the scale of the Islamist threat to Great Britain and to the free world.

He told journalists assembled at Downing Street that “what we are facing in Iraq now with ISIL (Islamic State) is a greater threat to our security than we have seen before.”

While David Cameron appeared self-assured and determined in his approach, Barack Obama came across as a deer in the headlights, unable to outline a coherent U.S. response to a rapidly growing crisis in the Middle East.

Britain put on alert of 'highly likely' attack by terrorist groups

A man fires a RPG in this still image taken from an undated
recruitment video for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant

Britain raised its terrorism alert yesterday to the second-highest level with Prime Minister David Cameron saying the Islamic State (Isis) group operating in Syria and Iraq posed the country's greatest-ever security risk.

The UK government said there was no evidence an attack was imminent but the assessment of the latest intelligence by security chiefs justified elevating the international threat level to "severe", meaning a strike was "highly likely".

"What we're facing in Iraq now is a greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before," said Mr Cameron, adding he was "absolutely satisfied that Isis ...would make specific threats to the UK".

Judicial Watch:
Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent
Terrorist Attack on Southern Border

Is there a microchip implant in your future?

You can inject one under your skin and no one will ever notice. Using short-range radio frequency identification (RFID) signals, it can transmit your identity as you pass through a security checkpoint or walk into a football stadium. It can help you buy groceries at Wal-Mart. In a worst-case scenario – if you are kidnapped in a foreign country, for example – it could save your life.

Microchip implants like the ones pet owners use to track their dogs and cats could become commonplace in humans in the next decade. Experts are divided on whether they’re appropriate for people, but the implants could offer several advantages. For soldiers and journalists in war zones, an implant could be the difference between life and death. A tracker could also help law enforcement quickly locate a kidnapped child.

“In the long run, chip implants could make it less intrusive than some emerging ID systems which rely on physical biometrics (like your fingerprints or unique eye pattern),” says Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, author of the book “Distraction Addiction” and visiting scholar at Stanford's University’s Peace Innovation Lab.

“This should be a matter of individual choice, but fighting crime should be much easier using chips,” adds sci-fi author Larry Niven, who predicted chip implants in the ’70s. Niven said he supports chip implantation for security reasons, provided it is an opt-in measure.


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August 29, 2014

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Our day in the Negev: A funeral and three rocket misses

Eye to Eye: The $6 billion Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on Oct. 17, 1989 as Israel was being pressured by Bush and Baker

Eye to Eye: Northern California's August 24, 2014 earthquake was area's strongest in 25 years and occurred as Israel was being pressured by Obama and Kerry

Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Similarities between Hamas and ISIS

Fear and loathing in Gaza

Challenges for the Saudi Royal Family: Legitimacy


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Thoughts on the Israeli-Hamas cease-fire

President Erdogan of Turkey attempting to position himself as a major Middle East leader at the expense of Israel

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