29-06-2012 09:08 Watch an interview with Professor Yonah Alexander, Senior Fellow and Director, International Center for Terrorism Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, at the B’nai B’rith and Potomac Institute forum on Middle East Security and the Changing Trans-Atlantic Partnership. Hosted on June 28, 2012, at the National Press Club in DC, the program focused on the unfolding security challenges in the Middle East, including the Arab Spring uncertainties, the civil war in Syria, and Iran’s nuclear ambition, require reconsideration from the trans-Atlantic strategic partnership. These and other related issue in the region were discussed by a panel of experts, both academics and former government officials
27-06-2012 19:08 Russia reinserted itself into the Israeli-Palestinian “peace” process with a highly publicized visit by President Vladimir Putin. While meeting with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, Putin said that Russia had no problem recognizing an independent Palestinian state, noting that Moscow had already done so during the days of the Soviet Union.
26-06-2012 09:48 Russian President Vladimir Putin was to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Tuesday during a rare trip aimed at boosting Russia’s regional role. Duration: 00:32.
26-06-2012 09:06 Transcript: Text on screen: “Dedicated by the Alashekeen band to our brave prisoners.” Clip of Mahmoud Abbas speech: “We will not rest until all [prisoners] are freed, and the prisons are emptied.” Lyrics of song: “We are pledged to the promise and the revolution. Our hearts are full of faith
26-06-2012 08:13 The Palestinian folk dance group Hanouneh held a fashion show in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Saturday showcasing a number of traditional Palestinian dresses. Hannouneh was formed in 1993 with an aim to promote and preserve the Palestinian folkloric traditions through music and dance
24-06-2012 17:31 A ceasefire between Gaza Strip factions and Israel will go into effect Saturday night following Egyptian mediation efforts. Senior Hamas official Ayman Taha said that the lull has no set date and will be implemented gradually. After this announcement, the Iron Dome intercepted five Gaza rockets fired at populated areas in the southern town of Ashkelon.
24-06-2012 10:33 Spice Way also has a visitor center in Northern Israel, where customers can order hand-blended herbal tea infusions and culinary seasonings. “Who would imagine that a British person would drink anything other than tea with milk — which I do still drink at 4 o’clock, of course — but these tea infusions are just something else again, and they are quite extraordinary,” says Marian, one of England’s growing aficionados of Spice Way herbal teas imported from Israel