Israelis Ordered to Leave Sinai Immediately, Terror Alert

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Via INN: The National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau issued a warning Tuesday afternoon to Israeli citizens to avoid traveling in the Sinai Peninsula. According to the report, intelligence sources received a credible terror alert of an immediate threat of attack by a terror cell operating in Sinai. “Activity by terrorist elements in the Sinai Peninsula, who are working in order to abduct Israelis raises the possibility that they intend to perpetrate such an abduction in the very near, even immediate, future,” said the warning.Officials emphasized that the intelligence sources for the report were extremely reliable. This warning is the latest

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The Golan Heights and the Syrian-Israeli Negotiations

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By Dore Gold 1) Israeli negotiators will quickly discover three core areas in their discussions with the Syrians that they will not resolve easily: delineation of an agreed boundary, security arrangements, and the Syrian-Iranian alliance.2) Just prior to the outbreak of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Syria deployed 1,400 tanks along the border against a total Israeli force of 177 tanks (a force ratio of 8 to 1 in favor of Syria). Should Syria’s considerable missile forces be used to delay Israel’s reserve mobilization, then the importance of the Golan terrain will increase as Israel’s small standing army will have

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Egypt: Gazans Used Counterfeit Money in Sinai

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From Egypt: Gazans Used Counterfeit Money in Sinai: About $1 million in counterfeit bills, apparently originating in Gaza, were seized in Sinai in the past few days, Egyptian security sources told the Palestinian news agency Ma’an on Thursday. According to the sources, the Egyptians received warnings regarding counterfeit bills making their way into Sinai immediately after Hamas gunmen breached the Gaza-Egypt border, and these warnings were delivered to the merchants, most of whom made sure to examine the money. Less than a week ago, the London-based Arabic-language newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat reported that Hamas was seriously contemplating severing the Gaza Strip’s

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Eisenhower Regretted He Pushed for Sinai Withdrawal in 1956

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From Eisenhower Regretted He Pushed for Sinai Withdrawal in 1956: In Israel’s 1956 joint military undertaking with Britain and France, President Eisenhower warned Israel of severe consequences were it not to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and Sinai. Israel complied. Peter Golden in his “authorized biography” of Max M. Fisher, Quiet Diplomat (1992), relates that in October 1965 Fisher met with Eisenhower in Gettysburg. Toward the end of the visit Eisenhower “wistfully commented, ‘You know, Max, looking back at Suez, I regret what I did. I never should have pressured Israel to evacuate the Sinai.’” Eisenhower’s remark astonished Fisher. Nixon

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For Israel, There Was No Peace Before The Land

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From the great Charles Krauthammer: There has hardly been an Arab peace plan in the past 40 years — including the current Saudi version — that does not demand a return to the status quo of June 4, 1967. Why is that date so sacred? Because it was the day before the outbreak of the Six Day War in which Israel scored one of the most stunning victories of the 20th century. The Arabs have spent four decades trying to undo its consequences. The real anniversary of the war should be now, three weeks earlier. On May 16, 1967, Egyptian

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