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Countries Threatened with Extinction

From Daniel Pipes: Quiz time: Which Middle Eastern country disappeared from the map not long ago for more than six months? Answer: Kuwait, which disappeared from August 1990 to February 1991, becoming Iraq’s 19th province. This brutal conquest by Saddam Hussein culminated intermittent Iraqi claims going back to the 1930s. Restoring Kuwait’s sovereignty required a… Keep Reading

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Iraq’s Insurgency Nearly Half Saudi

From Iraq’s Insurgency Nearly Half Saudi: About 45% of all foreign militants targeting U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians and security forces are from Saudi Arabia; 15% are from Syria and Lebanon; and 10% are from North Africa, according to official U.S. military figures. Nearly half of the 135 foreigners in U.S. detention facilities in Iraq… Keep Reading

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The Right Fight

From The Right Fight: Lt. Gen. Aboud Qanbar, the Iraqi commander overseeing the security plan, told the Washington Post this week that while sectarian violence is the leading problem in the country, it cannot be understood apart from al-Qaeda‘s involvement. Observing that al-Qaeda often incites the violence that draws reprisals from sectarian Shiite militias, he… Keep Reading

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The National Revelation – Shavuot

Who did God give the Torah to at Mount Sinai? Moses, right? Wrong. According to the Torah, all of the Israelites heard God speak at Mount Sinai. He appeared to everyone, approximately 3 million people and this is mentioned several times in the Torah. [Moses told the Israelites]: ‘Only beware for yourself and greatly beware… Keep Reading

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Today in Jewish History – Sivan 5

Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1981, Israel bombed and destroyed the Iraqi nuclear reactor in Baghdad. Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had pronounced himself as the reincarnation of Babylonian tyrant Nebuchadnezzar, and named the nuclear reactor “Tammuz” — the name of the calamitous Jewish month when Nebuchadnezzar’s troops laid siege on Jerusalem 2,500 years earlier. Ilan Ramon… Keep Reading

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