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IsraCast Archive | July-August 2011

Palestinian Strategy - Terrorism Plus Diplomacy

After One Million Israeli Civilians Are Rocketed For A Week, Quiet Appears To Be Holding

Israel Agrees To More Egyptian Security Personnel Entering Sinai To Tackle Mounting Presence Of Pro-Al Qaeda Terrorists

IsraCast Assessment: Prime Minister Netanyahu Adopted Restrained Response To Palestinian Attacks In Order To Salvage Peace treaty With Egypt

 All quiet on Israel's new front with Egyptian-controlled Sinai and Hamas-dominated Gaza, but for how long? The eight days of violence, triggered by the deadly Sinai attacks that killed eight Israelis, has strained Israeli- Egyptian relations more than any thing else since the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty in 1979. Israel's top analysts have been assessing the current state of affairs after the border clash and the Palestinian diplomatic steps at the UN for recognition of a Palestinian state on the lines of 1967. David Essing sums up the views of Dr. Dore Gold, a former UN Ambassador and head of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs who has documented Al Qaeda's recent move into Sinai.


From Sinai To 'Afghanistan'

Prime Minister Netanyahu: 'The People Who Planned Sinai Terror Attack Are No Longer Alive - Israel Will Exact A Very Heavy Price!'

Former Ambassador Zvi Mazel: 'Iran & Radical Islamists Seek To Turn Sinai Into No Man's Land They Can Exploit Like Taliban In Afghanistan'

IsraCast Assessment: Israel Has No Alternative But To Do What It Takes To Suppress Palestinian Terrorism From Gaza Or Sinai - If Rocketing Continues, Israel will Hit Back Harder

 Zvi Mazel, a former Israeli ambassador to Cairo warns that Iran and Radical Islamists are trying to turn Egyptian controlled Sinai into an 'Afghanistan' dominated by Taliban. In the diplomat's view, the Egyptian leadership now recognizes the threat to Egypt; the question is whether they have the will to confront the danger. IsraCast analyst David Essing assesses various aspects in the wake of the deadly Palestinian terror attack that killed eight Israelis and wounded thirty-one others.


Noah Flug - Holocaust Hero

President Shimon Peres: 'The Late Noah Flug Was Untiring Worker For Rights Of Holocaust Survivors In Israel And Around The World'

Once Interviewed On IsraCast, Noah Flug Once Offered To Show Iranian President Mahmoud Achmadinejad Around Auschwitz

In Tribute To Noah Flug Who Died In Jerusalem On August 11th, IsraCast Presents Recorded Interview and also the Singing Of 'Hatikvah' By Jewish Survivors On Being Released By British Soldiers From Bergen Belsen Death Camp.


Israel's Fool's Paradise

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Appoints Commission To Draft Economic Proposals In Wake Of Huge Protest Movement

Protestors Pledge To Continue If Netanyahu Does Not Comply With Their Demand For Social Justice

IsraCast Assessment: Prime Minister Must Present Credible Solutions Primarily To Housing Crisis For Young Families

 The stage has been set: hundreds of thousands of young Israelis have signaled Netanyahu they mean business and the PM has pledged to remedy their economic plight as best he can. But can the PM reset his capitalistic ideology for a more welfare state policy as demanded by the protestors. Analyst David Essing is of the view that the stakes are extremely high.


Israel's Summer of Discontent

Protestors Demanding Fairer Redistribution Of National Wealth & Closing Of Gap Between Haves & Haven-Nots In Israeli Society

Mounting Wave Of Social Protest Forcing Prime Minister Netanyahu To Take Urgent Economic Steps & Restore Credibility With Many Middle Class Families

IsraCast Assessment: Prime Minister Netanyahu Should Appoint Emergency Council Headed By Cabinet Minister Kahlon To Draft Urgent Proposals To Improve The Lot Of Middle Class Israelis Who Are Being Impoverished By Current System

 Public opinion polls show over 80% of Israelis support the thousands of mostly young hard-working middle class citizens who have organized in tent camps throughout the country protesting their slide into poverty. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his coalition government have been stunned by the popular revolt that erupted over the exorbinate price of cottage cheese but has now spread to the tax code, education, health, you name it. IsraCast analyst David Essing says Netanyahu is now scrambling to placate the protestors who demand action and they want it now.


Interviews of David Ben Gurion

David Ben Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel. In 1948, he formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel, and was the first to sign the Israeli Declaration of Independence. Watch videos and listen to interviews of Ben-Gurion, who was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.


Marvin Kalb: 'Rabin Opposed 'Overwhelming' US presence in Vietnam'

Yitzhak Rabin privately expressed his opposition to America's use of “overwhelming military force” in Vietnam and was concerned the Arabs would misread the U.S. defeat as a sign it could no longer keep its word to an ally, according to Harvard University Professor and veteran network correspondent Marvin Kalb. The interview was recorded at IsraCast Studios in Jerusalem.


Harvard professor assails 'kill-the-Jews flotilla'

Harvard University Professor Ruth Wisse has sharply condemned ongoing attempts by international activists to set sail for Gaza on what she called a “kill-the-Jews flotilla.”


IDF Intelligence Update

IDF Gen. Aviv Kochavi: 'Iran Could Produce Nuclear Device Within One To Two Years'

'Syrian President Bashar Assad Believes His Regime Is Stable As Long As Rioting Does Not Reach Damascus'

'Palestinian Authority Continues To Arrest Hamas Terrorists On West Bank Despite Recent Reconciliation Agreement'

How does Gen. Aviv Kochavi, the new IDF intelligence chief, view the current turmoil sweeping the Middle East. At a closed door session of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Gen. Kochavi reported on Iran's nuclear weapons project, the popular uprising in Syria, Egypt after Mubarak and what's happening inside the Palestinian camp. Analyst David Essing has some of the details that have been released for publication.


Lauder and Dershowitz Admonish Netanyahu

Ron Lauder: 'Bibi Should Sit Down With Palestinians & Put Everything On the Table - Time Is Not On Israel's Side'

Alan Dershowitz: 'It's High Time That Israel's Political Parties Stop Skirmishing & Form United Front To Defend State During Critical Months Ahead'

Dershowitz: 'Israel's Naval Blockade Of Gaza Is Legal Under International Law - Anyone Who Tries to Break It Can Be Arrested & Prosecuted In Court Of Law'

 Two prominent American Jewish figures Ron Lauder and Alan Dershowitz have called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to launch a viable peace initiative. In separate interviews with the Israeli media, the two friends of Netanyahu, have warned of the Palestinian PR campaign that is being spearheaded by the latest flotilla to Gaza and the UN General Assembly vote recognizing a Palestinian state expected in September. Analyst David Essing is of the view that both Lauder and Dershowitz would not have gone public with such critical comments, unless they felt that Israel's Prime Minister is unwilling to confront his Right wing supporters in and out of his Likud party.


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IsraCast Archive | July-August 2011

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