Approximately 23,000 African refugees have fled from the humanitarian crisis in their countries and have found refuge in Israel.
Israel is approximately the size of New Jersey and without the West Bank and Gaza, the size of Rhode Island. Florida is 8 times the size of Israel. You can walk from the Mediterranean Sea to the West Bank in 2.5 hours; the distance is only 9 miles across. Israel is under 290 miles long.
Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. It is one of the few countries in the Middle East where women vote, had the first Woman Prime Minister in the world, and women are elected to the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).
There consistently has been Arab members of the Knesset, (Israeli Parliament). Where in the Arab or Muslim world are there Jewish members of the Parliament?
Israel is 1/800 of the size of the Arab world (not including Iran). There are 56 Islamic, 49 Roman Catholic, 20 Protestant 12 Eastern Orthodox 4 Hindi and 1 Jewish nations worldwide.
Jews have resided in Israel for over 3,000 years and Jerusalem has officially been the capitol of the Jews since 1003 BCE during the reign of King David. No other conquering force ever recognized Jerusalem as its own capital.
Since the fall of the Second Temple, 70 AD, Jews in the Diaspora have turned to Jerusalem when praying. The Muslims face Mecca.
Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages of Israel.
Jewish and Arab Israeli citizens serve on the Knesset, sit on the Supreme Court, represent Israel as ambassadors, and even Miss Israel is represented by Jews and Arabs in the national beauty pageant.
Israel protects all faiths to have freedom of religion and access to their holy sites
Israel has opened borders for non-Jewish refugees from the Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Albania, and Vietnam.
In 1948, Israel embraced over 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab lands and these refugees never received compensation from their former nations.
Israel is amongst the first to deliver humanitarian aid when disaster strikes in Haiti, Turkey, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Tibet, Peru, El Salvador, Armenia, New Guinea, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and other worldwide locations
Of the Jews: 70% are Sabras (Israeli born), 20.5% born in the US or Europe and 9.2% from Asia and Africa (including Arab countries)
Of Arabs: 83% are Sunni Moslems, 9% Druze, and 9% Christian.
Syrian Christians are 2.5% of the population and the percentage of Bedouin are unknown
Other citizens include African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, Armenians, Assyrians, Circassians and Samaritans
Nationalities of recent immigrants include: FSU, Ethiopia, France, USA, United Kingdom, India, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Venezuela, South Africa, Germany, Belgium, Central America, Switzerland, Uruguay, Mexico, Oceania, Hungary, Chile, Romania, and the Netherlands.
Several months ago, IDF intelligence identified a weapons transfer of M-302 rockets, known to be manufactured in Syria, from Damascus to Tehran. The rockets were being flown from the International Airport in Damascus to Iran in a move carefully orchestrated by the Quds Force. This was an unusual event, as usually such transfers take place from Iran to Syria, not vice versa.
(BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff) - In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani forcefully asserted that Iran would not destroy its nuclear centrifuges “under any circumstances”.
Rouhani’s comments come just days after the U.S. and Iran began to implement a deal which the White House claims will scale back Iran’s nuclear program. The Obama administration claims the goal of the deal is to prevent a nuclear Iran, yet Rouhani’s comments show Iran views the deal much differently.
The Details of the Geneva Agreement Signed between the P5 plus 1 nations and the Islamic Republic of Iran on Sunday, November 24th
Iran president: We won, enrichment will never stop
Words of Wisdom from Reza Kahlili, winner of EMET's coveted "Speaker of the
Truth Award" for 2013. Reza had been a member of the Iranian Revolutionary
Guard Corps, until he witnessed the regimes brutal atrocities, first hand.
He had worked for as agent for the CIA, and has defected to the United
States. Reza is an extraordinary example of intellectual honesty, integrity
and moral courage. He teaches us all what it means to be truly human.
Iran Strongly Rejects Text of Geneva Agreement Released by White House
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called invalid a press release by the White House alleged to be the text of the nuclear agreement struck by Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) in Geneva on Sunday.
Iran general: No doubt Israel and America will be attacked
Even before the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 world powers ended in Geneva early Sunday with no deal, an Iranian general lashed out at America Saturday and warned both the U.S. and Israel that they will be attacked.
According to Fars News Agency, the regime’s outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, said “America’s interests and all of Israel are within the range of the Islamic Republic and there is not the slightest doubt among Iran’s armed forces to confront the American government and the Zionists (Israel).”
VIDEO: Iranian president brags about deceiving the West
While many of the world's leaders, ith the notable exception of Lauentt Fabius of Iran, have been taken in by Mr. Houssani's charm offensive, it is important that we see what he has to say to his own people in his own language. This video was taken this past May, as Mr. Houssani was running for President of Iran.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani In His Own Words
Remarks on Iranian Television while Rouhani was campaigning for the Presidency, May, 2013
When it Comes to Jihad Knowledge, Obama is on the Bench
February 7, 2014
President Barack Obama recently made headlines in a "New Yorker" magazine piece, in which he described the current crop of Al Qaeda fighters as being like when "a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms" adding, "that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant."
Once again, Secretary of State John Kerry came home from Geneva this past Sunday, amidst a great deal of euphoria, boasting of an agreement between the P5 plus 1 nations and Iran that is scheduled to take effect on January 20th
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES: ISRAELI PRISONER RELEASES ARE DANGEROUS FOR ISRAEL AND AMERICA
January 3, 2014
Israel has just released its third group of Palestinian prisoners. These are not freedom fighters who were convicted for wanting to ride in the front of the bus in Selma, Ala. during the heart of the...
“Secrets of the Book of Esther: The Moral Imperative for Political Activism” March 13 2014
As the Obama Administration continues to move forward negotiating with Iran, there has been little attention paid to the underlying motivations of the Islamic Republic of Iran. What is the Iranian end game? What are the ideological motivators of the Islamic regime in its conflict with the United States of America and Israel?
Discussion on Obama's Foreign Policy with celebrated British Author Melanie Phillips February 25 2014
Melanie Phillips, the renowned British author, journalist and broadcaster will be in New York City, and will discuss the Obama Administration’s foreign policy approach, particularly in regards the Middle East, from her unique perspective.
She is best known for her polemical column about political and social issues, and has written for the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times and Daily Mail. She is a regular panellist on BBC Radio’s The Moral Maze, appears frequently on BBC TV’s Question Time and Daily Politics shows, and her blog, which can be found at www.embooks.com, has gained a significant following around the world.
The Endowment for Middle East Truth is an eight-year old think tank and policy shop operating in the capital, Washington, D.C. dedicated to preserving and defending the national security of the United States, and its ally Israel, in their joint struggle against the forces of radical Islam. EMET emphasizes Israel's unique role as the eastern outpost of Western democratic values, holding down the fort against a rising tide of radical Islam.
Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamic Terrorist Network
New book edited by Sarah Stern
Saudi Arabia influences Americanpolicy through both conventional and unconventional methods, ranging from lobbying and endowments to think tanks, policy centers, universities, and workshops for schoolteachers, all due to the petro-dollars that have been generated from America's addiction to foreign oil.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman 'in awe' of Israeli medics in Philippines
By Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News Chief Medical Editor
I've always been fascinated by how well the Israeli Defense Force, otherwise known as the IDF, delivers emergency response medical care in extremely poor conditions. My first experience with the IDF was in Haiti after the devastation of the earthquake there. They were remarkable then, triaging and treating patients in the midst of the devastation.
'Hot Mic' Catches UN Interpreter's Surprise at Israel-Bashing
An English-Spanish interpreter at the UN General Assembly has become an unlikely hero of the pro-Israel movement after a "hot mic" caught her wondering at the world body's obsession with condemning the Jewish state.