AC/DC In Iran, And Other News You May Have Missed

While Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boasted last week that another 1,000 uranium enrichment centrifuges had gone on line, the cyberwar attempt to scuttle Iran’s quest for a nuclear bomb continues with a new computer worm causing havoc.

An Iranian nuclear scientist has reportedly sent e-mails complaining that computers at the Natanz and Fordo nuclear plants began playing the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck” at full volume during the middle of the night.

Pranked Egyptians Show Hatred Of Israel

07/23/2012 - 20:00

Three Egyptian celebrities reacted violently after they were told in a prank that Israelis were interviewing them on a show they thought was German, according to a translation posted by The Middle East Media Research Institute’s (MEMRI), a pro-Israel group.

One of the Egyptians, actor Ayman Kandeel, assaulted the female interviewer.

The New/Old Egypt

06/25/2012 - 20:00

The blame game has already begun over how Egypt elected as president this week a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood known to be a strict Muslim ideologue seeking closer ties with Iran.

Will Morsi Keep The Peace?

Israel watches nervously as Muslim Brotherhood candidate wins Egypt’s presidency.
06/25/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Israeli President Shimon Peres extended Israel’s congratulations to Mohamed Morsi upon his election as president of Egypt this week, but questions remain about his power and the viability of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty. “We honor the peace between us, because peace is the real victory for both of us,” Peres said during an event Monday with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Peace is really the victory of all children in the world.”

Hamas Claims Responsibility For Rocket Attacks

06/19/2012 - 20:00

Hamas has claimed responsibility for firing 10 long-range missiles into southern Israel.

Hamas said Tuesday evening that its armed wing, Izzaddin al-Kassam, fired 10 Grad missiles into Israel in the afternoon. At least 40 rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel on Tuesday.

Hamas also took responsibility for firing several rockets late Monday night that landed in Ashkelon but did not cause any damage or injuries. The Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported that the rockets were targeting a nearby military base. Hamas controls the Gaza Strip.

Mubarak Remembered With Mixed Emotions

06/18/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

News that deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was near death late Tuesday was greeted by Israelis with remorse.

“He will be remembered as a partner for peace,” said Yoram Meital, chairman of the Herzog Center for Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University. “He will be remembered as a very strong leader.”

Cross-Border Attack Tests Israel-Egypt Peace

New threats from Sinai, as Egyptian election results still unclear.
06/18/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A cross-border attack by terrorists in the Sinai that killed one Israeli contract worker Monday and led to Israeli and Hamas reprisal attacks is the latest fallout from the political earthquake in neighboring Egypt.

Three terrorists were reportedly responsible for the attack on a group of Israelis working on constructing a fence along the Israeli-Sinai border to keep out terrorists and African asylum seekers. Authorities said the attack was similar to one last August from the Sinai that killed eight Israelis near the southern Israeli resort of Eilat.

Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi celebrate a premature victory. getty images

Egyptian Election Promises Uncertainty

Ties with U.S., Israel up in the air as runoff pits Mubarak ally and Muslim Brotherhood rival.
05/28/2012 - 20:00

Washington — The Egyptians stunned even themselves in the vote to elect their next president — and observers are warning that the U.S. and Israel should be ready for continued uncertainty in their relations with Egypt.

An Egyptian woman casting her vote in the northern Egyptian city of al-Mahalla. Nehal ElSherif via CC

Islamist Groups Slam Egytian Mufti's Jerusalem Visit

04/19/2012 - 20:00

Islamist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood condemned a visit to the Al-Aksa Mosque by Egypt's grand mufti, one of the country's highest religious authorities.

Sheik Ali Goma, accompanied by Ghazi bin Muhammad, chief adviser to Jordan's King Abdullah II for religious and cultural affairs, visited the mosque located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Wednesday. It was Goma's first visit to the shrine.

Rocket From Sinai Hits Eilat

04/04/2012 - 20:00

A long-range Grad rocket fired from Egypt hit near a residential area in Eilat.

The rocket fired from the Sinai Peninsula exploded in the resort town in southern Israel early Thursday morning. No injuries were reported. The rocket landed in a construction site, according to reports.

Three explosions were heard in the city, but the other two rockets have not been located, according to reports. Eilat residents and tourists flooded the police and other emergency numbers with concerned calls.

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