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Top Economic Advisers Forecast World War!

  • Top Economic Advisers Forecast World War
    by Washington’s Blog 
    Kyle Bass, Larry Edelson, Jim Rogers and Marc Faber Predict Widespread War
    Kyle Bass writes:


    Trillions of dollars of debts will be restructured and millions of financially prudent savers will lose large percentages of their real purchasing power at exactly the wrong time in their lives. Again, the world will not end, but the social fabric of the profligate nations will be stretched and in some cases torn. Sadly, looking back through economic history, all too often war is the manifestation of simple economic entropy played to its logical conclusion. We believe that war is an inevitable consequence of the current global economic situation.

    Larry Edelson wrote an email to subscribers entitled “What the “Cycles of War” are saying for 2013″, which states:


    Since the 1980s, I’ve been studying the so-called “cycles of war” — the natural rhythms that predispose societies to descend into chaos, into hatred, into civil and even international war.

    I’m certainly not the first person to examine these very distinctive patterns in history. There have been many before me, notably, Raymond Wheeler, who published the most authoritative chronicle of war ever, covering a period of 2,600 years of data.

    However, there are very few people who are willing to even discuss the issue right now. And based on what I’m seeing, the implications could be absolutely huge in 2013.

    Why are these economic gurus forecasting war? For one thing, many influential people wrongly believe that war is good for the economy. In addition, Jim Rogers says:

    If it turns into a trade war, it is the most momentous thing of 2011,” said Rogers. “Trade wars always lead to wars. Nobody wins trade wars, except general who end up fighting the physical wars when they happen. This is very dangerous.

    Rogers also explains:

    A continuation of bailouts in Europe could ultimately spark another world war, says international investor Jim Rogers.
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    “Add debt, the situation gets worse, and eventually it just collapses. Then everybody is looking for scapegoats. Politicians blame foreigners, and we’re in World War II or World War whatever.”

    And Marc Faber says that the American government will start new wars in response to the economic crisis:

    – “The next thing the government will do to distract the attention of the people on bad economic conditions is they’ll start a war somewhere.” 
    – “If the global economy doesn’t recover, usually people go to war.”

    Faber also believes the U.S., China and Russia may go to war over Mideast oil.

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Webster Tarpley: Israeli Actions Barbaric And an Insult to Civilized Humanity! No Exit Strategy for Netanyahu in Gaza!

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Kyle Bass: Fallacies Are “Leading The Sheep To Slaughter” And “We Believe War Is Inevitable”!

” … all too often war is the manifestation of simple economic entropy played to its logical conclusion. We believe that war is an inevitable consequence of the current global economic situation.” – Quote

  • Kyle Bass: Fallacies Such As MMT Are “Leading The Sheep To Slaughter” And “We Believe War Is Inevitable”! 
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/ 
    Below are some of the key highlights from Kyle Bass’ latest, and as usual, must read letter:

    On central banks and the final round of global monetary debasement:

    Central bankers are feverishly attempting to create their own new world: a utopia in which debts are never restructured, and there are no consequences for fiscal profligacy, i.e. no atonement for prior sins. They have created Potemkin villages on a Jurassic scale. The sum total of the volatility they are attempting to suppress will be less than the eventual volatility encountered when their schemes stop working. Most refer to comments like this as heresy against the orthodoxy of economic thought. We have a hard time understanding how the current situation ends any way other than a massive loss of wealth and purchasing power through default, inflation or both.

    In the Keynesian bible (The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money), there is a very interesting tidbit of Keynes’ conscience in the last chapter titled “Concluding Notes” from page 376:
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    Central banks have become the great enablers of fiscal profligacy. They have removed the proverbial policemen from the bond market highway. If central banks purchase the entirety of incremental bond issuance used to finance fiscal deficits, the checks and balances of “normal” market interest rates are obscured or even eliminated altogether. This market phenomenon does nothing to encourage the body politic to take their foot off the spending accelerator. It is both our primary fear and unfortunately our prediction that this quixotic path of spending and printing will continue ad?infinitum until real cost?push inflation manifests itself. We won’t get into the MV=PQ argument here as the reality of the situation is the fact that the V is the “solve?for” variable, which is at best a concurrent or lagging indicator. Given the enormity of the existing government debt stock, it will not be possible to control the very inflation that the market is currently hoping for. As each 100 basis points in cost of capital costs the US federal government over $150 billion, the US simply cannot afford for another Paul Volcker to raise rates and contain inflation once it begins.

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Julie Borowski: IMF Wants a Global Currency, Global Federal Reserve …

http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/economics/item/4499-the-emerging-global-fed

http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/economics/item/4489-imf-report-promotes-world-currency

http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/economics/item/4498-waking-up-to-a-world-currency

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Alex Jones: Giant Middle East War Looming!

  • Albert Pike, Satanic World War 3 Plan
    The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other.
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    Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…

    We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil.

    Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view.

    This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.” 4

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RT Office in Gaza Destroyed by Israeli Airstrike!

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Keiser Report: ‘Crash JP Morgan’ – 2nd Anniversary Special !

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Israel Ready to ‘Significantly Expand’ Gaza Operation!

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Targeting Civilians: Israel’s Specialty!

  • Targeting Civilians: Israel’s Specialty! 
    by Stephen Lendman(Jew), http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/
    Bullies choose easy adversaries to pummel. Equal fights are shunned. It’s the same in schoolyards or battlefields.

    America and Israel operate this way. They avoid foes able to give as much as they take. Rogue governments never say they’re sorry. During Cast Lead in January 2009, Professor Jeremy Salt wrote “A Message to the brave Israeli Airmen.” His comments apply to what’s now ongoing.

    What’s it like firing missiles at people you can’t see, he asked? Does it help being unable to see who you’re killing? Is your conscience eased by inflicting disproportionate force on people unable to fight back and civilian infrastructure? Are you comfortable about slaughtering civilian men, women, children, and infants? Does this weigh on your conscience, or are you at ease?

    Do you sleep well or have nightmares about men, women and children you killed at home, in beds, kitchens, living rooms, schools, mosques, at work, or at play? Do farmers in their fields, mothers with children, teachers in classrooms, imams in mosques, children at play, the elderly, frail or disabled threaten your security?

    Do you ever question what you’ve done and why? Have you no shame, no sense of decency, no idea of the difference between right and wrong? Do you know the law? If so, why do you violate it? Doing so makes you complicit in crimes of war and against humanity? Do you know that? Do you blindly follow orders or have a mind of your own? Have you murdered civilians before? Will you do it again if ordered?

    Will you keep following orders blindly or do the right thing?
    “Brave” Israeli airmen, soldiers, sailors, and other security force personnel are cowards. They’ve acted lawlessly for decades. Palestinian suffering is a way of life. Imagine living every day not sure if you’ll live or die. Imagine young children growing up this way. Do Israeli children know what Palestinian ones endure? Are they told? Do they care? Do their parents?

    Israel’s moving thousands of troops and heavy weapons to Gaza’s border. Mossad-connected DEBKAfile said:

    “Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz and the high IDF command are pushing for the ground operation, Stage B of the Pillar of Cloud operation, to start without delay. The prime minister and defense minister prefer to wait.”

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Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

“ … it turns out the creation of Israel had not, after all, been a haphazard fight in which the Arabs fled their homes at the directives of their own leaders, but it had been an unprovoked, systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Jewish militia involving massacres, terrorism and the wholesale looting of an entire nation.” from 4:22 onwards

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U.S. and Russia Weigh in on Bibi’s War Drive!

This Satanic symbol has nothing to do with King David, the greatest king of Israel. It is the Satanic Hexagram from which we get the word ‘Hex’ ie. to curse or cast a spell !

“According to one U.S. intelligence community official, Netanyahu is provoking this conflict with the Palestinians at this time in a desperate effort to prevent the UN General Assembly from giving statehood recognition to Palestine. By pushing the confrontation with the Palestinians and accusing them of conducting terrorism against Israel, Bibi is trying to force the U.S. and European hands to intervene more sharply to block the recognition of  Palestine as a non-member state at the UN. British Jabotinskyite agent Netanyahu’s schemes may very well trigger a regional, or even a global war… – Quote

  • U.S. and Russia Weigh in on Bibi’s War Drive! 
    by http://larouchepac.com/ 
    On Nov. 16, both Houses of the U.S. Congress unanimously passed resolutions expressing support for Israel’s “inherent right to act in self-defense.” The identical non-binding resolutions passed Nov. 15 in the Senate and Nov. 16 in the U.S. House of Representatives. A host of lawmakers have issued statements in support of Israel, and Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren on Nov. 14 briefed five senators from both parties — Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.).

    “As a bipartisan group of Senators committed to Israel’s security, we express our solidarity with Israel during this deeply challenging period and denounce the reprehensible and indiscriminate rocket attacks launched by Hamas and Islamic Jihad against innocent Israeli citizens,” the senators said in a joint statement.

    In Egypt, President Morsi said on Nov. 15 that his country stood by the Palestinians against what he termed Israeli aggression. “The Egyptian people, leadership… all of Egypt is standing with all its resources to stop this assault, to prevent the killing and bloodshed of Palestinians,” Morsi said in nationally-televised remarks. He also instructed Egyptian Prime minister Hesham Kandil to lead a delegation to Gaza on Friday, and he contacted President Obama to discuss strategies to stop the bloodshed and aggression.

    During Kandil’s visit to Gaza, Israel had offered to hold all fire if the rockets from Hamas stopped, but there was continuous rocket fire. There were also reports of Qassam rockets having landed near Jerusalem, but, according to Ori Nir of Americans for Peace Now, these were not fired from Gaza but from somewhere closer to Jerusalem.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has also stepped in to urge all parties to show restraint and avoid triggering a larger war. In the past 24 hours, Putin spoke by phone with Egyptian President Morsi and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also spoke by phone to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who has strong Russian ties. He, too, was urged to avoid escalating the crisis into an all-out war. President Putin was in St. Petersburg today for the Russian-German annual dialogue, where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Frictions between Russia and Germany have been growing in recent weeks, which is, in itself, a dangerous turn of events, given that Germany has historically been the bridge between Russia and all of Europe.

    According to one U.S. intelligence community official, Netanyahu is provoking this conflict with the Palestinians at this time in a desperate effort to prevent the UN General Assembly from giving statehood recognition to Palestine. By pushing the confrontation with the Palestinians and accusing them of conducting terrorism against Israel, Bibi is trying to force the U.S. and European hands to intervene more sharply to block the recognition of  Palestine as a non-member state at the UN. British Jabotinskyite agent Netanyahu’s schemes may very well trigger a regional, or even a global war, which is the larger reason for the sudden Gaza provocations just days after the U.S. elections ended.

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Netanyahu and Barak Plan Assault on Gaza!

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/is-the-star-of-david-a-jewish-or-biblical-symbol-or-an-occult-satanic-symbol/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

  • NUTenyahu and Ehud Barak are Zionist-Illuminists working for the western Illuminati, the 13 Satanic bloodlines headed by the British Monarchy! They want to start their Satanic World War 3! Emphasis mine:

    Albert Pike’s Satanic World War 3 Plan
    The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion. …. more!

    Netanyahu and Barak Plan Assault on Gaza! 
    by http://larouchepac.com/ 
    Britain’s top Middle East agents, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his sidekick, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, are preparing a major ground assault against the Gaza Strip. Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has already ordered 16,000 reservists to be called up. Barak, who appears to want to start a broader war in the region, wanted to call up twice that number, but Gantz refused.

    Today, day three of Netanyahu’s new war, saw 250 targets in Gaza hit overnight. This morning, Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil was in the Gaza Strip, which borders Egypt,  for a three-hour visit to show support for the Palestinians. He will explore the possibility of brokering a ceasefire. It is not clear whether Israel is holding its fire during the visit.

    Speaking in Gaza, Kandil said, “This tragedy cannot pass in silence, and the world should take responsibility in stopping this aggression,” and urged Israel “to abide by its commitments.” He further stated that “Egypt is acting in multiple arenas to put an end to the aggression, bring peace and establish a Palestinian state.”

    News agency Ynet’s security commentator, Ron Ben-Yishai, wrote that the goal of the Israelis is to come to a new ceasefire agreement, under which rocket attacks into Israel and along the fence would cease, in an agreement guaranteed by the Egyptians. If that is not accepted, then Israel will launch a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.


    Over the Nov. 17-18 weekend, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make a high-profile official visit to Egypt, which was planned before this flare-up in Gaza. Now Gaza, and not Syria, will dominate discussions with the Egyptians, according to the Turkish press.

    In Washington, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser, Ben Rhodes, put the blame for the Gaza conflict fully on Hamas, saying that “the onus is on Hamas to stop its rocket attacks.” He called on Europe, Egypt, and Turkey to pressure Hamas to stop.

    This conflict is occurring in the middle of an Israeli election campaign, in which the opposition sees itself having no choice but to support the operation. Nonetheless, a debate is going on already on whether a ground offensive should be carried out. According to Ynet, former Israel Air Force Chief Brig. Gen. (Res.) Ran Pecker said that he opposed a ground operation in the Gaza Strip: “Until now we haven’t targeted or hit innocents. There is a great deal of precision, and you can hit certain targets as well as preventing losses [to our forces]. We need to understand that the price will be high. Very high. Fighting in an urban area has a high price.”

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Who is Doing the Killing in Gaza? Noam Chomsky(Jew) and Others Challenge World’s Media!

Does this child look like a terrorist to you?

  • Who is doing the killing in Gaza? Noam Chomsky and others challenge world’s media!  
    by Noam Chomsky & others, http://stopwar.org.uk/
    The degree of terror felt by ordinary Palestinian civilians in Gaza is barely noticed in the media, in stark contrast to the world’s awareness of terrorised and shock-treated Israeli citizens.

    WHILE COUNTRIES across Europe and North America commemorated military casualties of past and present wars on November 11, Israel was targeting civilians.

    On November 12, waking up to a new week, readers at breakfast were flooded with heart rending accounts of past and current military casualties. There was, however, no or little mention of the fact that the majority of casualties of modern day wars are civilians.

    There was also hardly any mention on the morning of November 12 of military attacks on Gaza that continued throughout the weekend. A cursory scan confirms this for Canada’s CBC, Globe and Mail, Montreal’s Gazette, and the Toronto Star. Equally, for the New York Times and for the BBC.

    According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) report on Sunday November 11, five Palestinian civilians including three children had been killed in the Gaza strip in the previous 72 hours, in addition to two Palestinian security personnel.

    Four of the deaths occurred as a result of Israeli military firing artillery shells on youngsters playing soccer. Moreover, 52 civilians had been wounded, of which six were women and 12 were children. (Since we began composing this text, the Palestinian death toll has risen, and continues to rise.)

    Articles that do report on the killings overwhelmingly focus on the killing of Palestinian security personnel. For example, an Associated Press article published in the CBC world news on November 13, entitled ‘Israel mulls resuming targeted killings of Gaza militants,’ mentions absolutely nothing of civilian deaths and injuries. It portrays the killings as ‘targeted assassinations.’ The fact that casualties have overwhelmingly been civilians indicates that Israel is not so much engaged in “targeted” killings, as in “collective” killings, thus once again committing the crime of collective punishment.

    Another AP item on CBC news from November 12 reads ‘Gaza rocket fire raises pressure on Israel government.’ It features a photo of an Israeli woman gazing on a hole in her living room ceiling. Again, no images, nor mention of the numerous bleeding casualties or corpses in Gaza. Along the same lines, a BBC headline on November 12 reads ‘Israel hit by fresh volley of rockets from Gaza.’ Similar trends can be illustrated for European mainstream papers.

    News items overwhelmingly focus on the rockets that have been fired from Gaza, none of which have caused human casualties. What is not in focus are the shellings and bombardments on Gaza, which have resulted in numerous severe and fatal casualties. It doesn’t take an expert in media science to understand that what we are facing is at best shoddy and skewed reporting, and at worst willfully dishonest manipulation of the readership.

    Furthermore, articles that do mention the Palestinian casualties in Gaza consistently report that Israeli operations are in response to rockets from Gaza and to the injuring of Israeli soldiers. However, the chronology of events of the recent flare-up began on November 5, when an innocent, apparently mentally unfit, 20-year old man, Ahmad al-Nabaheen, was shot when he wandered close to the border. Medics had to wait for six hours to be permitted to pick him up and they suspect that he may have died because of that delay.

    Then, on November 8, a 13-year-old boy playing football in front of his house was killed by fire from the IOF that had moved into Gazan territory with tanks as well as helicopters. The wounding of four Israeli soldiers at the border on November 10 was therefore already part of a chain of events where Gazan civilians had been killed, and not the triggering event.

    We, the signatories, have recently returned from a visit to the Gaza strip. Some among us are now connected to Palestinians living in Gaza through social media. For two nights in a row Palestinians in Gaza were prevented from sleeping through continued engagement of drones, F16s, and indiscriminate bombings of various targets inside the densely populated Gaza strip.

    The intent of this is clearly to terrorise the population, successfully so, as we can ascertain from our friends’ reports. If it was not for Facebook postings, we would not be aware of the degree of terror felt by ordinary Palestinian civilians in Gaza. This stands in stark contrast to the world’s awareness of terrorised and shock-treated Israeli citizens.

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  • “Mr. Benjamin Freedman, a Jewish industrialist born in New York, wrote in the Economic Council Letter published there of October 15 1947: “These Eastern European Jews have neither a racial nor a historic connection with Palestine. Their ancestors were not inhabitants of the Promised Land. They are the direct descendants of the people of the Khazar Kingdom. The Khazars were a non-Semitic, Turko-Mongolian tribe.” Mr. Freedman was challenged, unwisely, by a Zionist objector; he invited his challenger to go with him to the Jewish room of the New York Public Library. There they could together examine the Jewish Encyclopedia volume I pp. 1-12, and the published works of Graetz, Dubnow, Friedlander, Raisin and many other noted Jewish historians, which, as well as other non-Jewish authorities, “establish the fact beyond all possible doubt”.’
    ~ Somewhere South of Suez (1950) pp349-350.”

  • See also:

    Benjamin Freedman: Ashkenazi Khazars Self Style “Jews” Are Not Semitic And Not The Biological Descendents of The 12 Tribes of Israel !
    The 13th Tribe of Khazaria! Ashkenazi Khazars Are Not The Jews of The Bible! 
    Modern Ashkenazi Jews are not the Jews of the Bible!
    New Genetic Research Confirms Koestler’s “Khazar” Theory! Ashkenazi Jews Are Not The Jews of The Bible!

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Gaza War Could Pave the Way for Israeli Attack on Iran!

Gaza: An open air prison!

  • Gaza War Could Pave the Way for Israeli Attack on Iran
    by Jason Ditz, http://antiwar.com/
    ‘Show of Strength’ Against Tiny Strip Aimed at Proving Military Readiness
    Air strikes are escalating and Israel seems to be on the verge of sending a ground invasion force into Gaza Strip. All eyes are on Gaza, but perhaps not Benjamin Netanyahu’s eyes, which remain squarely on Iran.

    And indeed, even the escalations against Gaza are looking more and more like part of a broader strategy to sell the public on a future attack on Iran, with officials touting the rag-tag militias in the tiny, besieged strip as Iran’s “front line.”

    The war’s ability to shift the Israeli voters dramatically rightward has already been discussed, and right before the election this could impact the next Israeli cabinet meaningfully, piecing together an even more hawkish force.

    At the same time, officials are looking to convince the public that the “show of strength” demonstrates military readiness for attacking Iran, suggesting that their ability to bomb a tiny enclave on their border is not materially any different from bombing a massive nation much farther away. How well they can sell the myth of the invincible Israeli military by bombing refugee camps remains to be seen, but could play a major role in shifting voter sentiment back toward a unilateral attack.
http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=176874

Who is threatening who with nuclear annihilation? Click on image to go to article!

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/666-star-of-david-or-star-of-moloch-satanic-hexagram-symbol/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

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Israel and Syria Exchange Fire in Golan!

Graphic source: http://www.bbc.co.uk

  • Israel and Syria exchange fire in Golan! 
    by http://rt.com/
    Israel artillery has fired back at Syria after gunfire hit an Israeli military vehicle in the Golan Heights. The incident comes amid high tensions in the region as Israel is waging an offensive against Gaza while civil war continues in Syria.

    No one was injured in the exchange of fire on Sunday, the Israeli military said. This has been the latest spillover of violence from Syria, where rebel fighters are trying to topple the regime of Bashar Assad.

    “Shots were fired at IDF (Israeli army) soldiers…in the central Golan Heights,” an army spokeswoman told AFP. “Soldiers responded with artillery fire towards the source of the shooting.”

    The Israeli military however did not know if they were attacked by Syrian rebels or forces of the Syrian government.


    Last Monday, IDF tanks fired on two Syrian mortar shell batteries in response to an errant mortar shell that landed near an Israeli outpost in Hazeka. A similar cross-border incident happened a day earlier.

    The government of Israel has stated that it does not believe Syria is intentionally targeting Israeli territory, but held Damascus responsible for any attacks originating from its side of the border.

    Israel filed a complaint with the United Nations Security Council after three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized zone in the Golan earlier this month.

    Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria during the Six Day War in 1967. The country agreed to return the land to Syria in return for a peace agreement. The Arab World rejected the overture following the 1967 Arab League Summit which famously concluded: “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it.”

    During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Syrian forces crossed the ceasefire line into the Golan Heights in an attempt to retake the territory. Syria’s troops were repelled by Israeli forces.


    Israel annexed the Golan in 1981, a move that was rejected by the international community. Israel returned a narrow demilitarized zone to Syrian control, which is currently patrolled by UN peacekeeping forces.

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Report: Rockets Fired from Egypt Hit Israel ?!

  • Report: Rockets Fired from Egypt Hit Israel ! 
    by DANIEL HALPER, http://www.weeklystandard.com/ 
    Two major Israeli newspapers are reporting that rockets fired from Egypt have hit Israel.

    “Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night,” reports the Jerusalem Post. “The rockets fell near an Israeli village on the southern border, causing some damage, but no injuries.”

    The Israeli daily Haaretz reports, “Rockets fired from direction of Egypt toward Eshkol Regional Council.”

    It appears no damage was reported in connection with the rocket fire from Egypt. Earlier today, the Egyptian prime minister visited Gaza to express solidarity with the Palestinians there.

    This new front comes a day after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv and on the same day Israel’s capital Jerusalem was the target of rocket fire. Those attacks were courtesy of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    “After Tel Aviv metropolitan area, capital under fire too: An air raid siren was sounded in Jerusalem and surrounding communities early Friday evening. After residents reported hearing blast sounds, security forces confirmed that one rocket had landed in the Gush Etzion area near a Palestinian village,” Ynet reports.

    “There were no reports of injuries or damage. This was the first air raid siren sounded in the area since the IDF launched Operation Pillar of Defense in the Gaza Strip. Air raid sirens were sounded in southern communities throughout the day and a barrage of missiles hit the area.”

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