Junior Foreign Affairs minister Peter Kent is suggesting Canada would rush to Israel’s defence in a military confrontation, telling a Toronto publication that “an attack on Israel would be considered an attack on Canada.” But he later declined to say whether this means that Canada would automatically declare war on an aggressor attacking Israel. In an interview published Feb. 12 in Shalom Life – discussing the threat from Iran – Mr. Kent said: “Prime Minister Harper has made it quite
New unmanned aircraft can fly higher, stay in air longer than other drones Hanan Greenberg Published: 02.18.10, 18:49 / Israel News The IDF is about to receive what is considered the world’s best unmanned aircraft – the Eitan. On Sunday, the Air Force will be receiving the Israeli-made drone, which had already been tested on several occasions, including during operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip. For the time being, Air Force officials only have praise for the new aircraft.
In His Name 16/2/2010 The speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the martyr leaders held in Sayyed Ashuhada Compound – Beirut Southern Suburbs To the souls of our dear martyrs namely the martyr leaders whose dear anniversary we are marking today: the master of the Islamic Resistance martyrs Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Abbass Mussawi, his reverent wife lady Um Yasser and their child Hussein, the Sheikh of the
By KATHERINE WILTON, The Gazette The organizers of a photo exhibition that shows the plight of Palestinians after the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip last winter say they will go to court to stop the property manager of the Cinéma du Parc from trying to shut down the show. The exhibition, titled Human Drama in Gaza, features 44 pictures taken during and after Israeli air strikes on Gaza in January 2009. One photo shows a girl buried up
A cat living at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz has caused fur to fly between an animal care group and Polish authorities refusing to allow a shelter to be built for it. The grey and white cat, known variously as Rudolf or Bruno despite being female, can often be seen sitting near the notorious “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work sets you free”) sign at the entrance to the cat. She has seemed unperturbed by an unusually cold winter in
Yael Kidron is 21 years old and a combat soldier in the Israeli Defence Forces’ mixed-sex Karakal Battalion, based in the Negev desert. She argues that it is only fair to allow women to take on physically challenging army roles. I decided to come and serve in a combat unit, because for one thing I grew up with five brothers and I needed to do something physical. It’s not just sitting down and doing paperwork. I wanted to do something
In commemoration of the anniversary of the martyrdom of its leaders Sheikh Ragheb Harb (Sheikh of the Resistance’s martyrs), Sayyed Abbas Moussawi (Sayyed of the Resistance’s martyrs) and Hajj Imad Moghniyyeh (Hezbollah top military commander), Hezbollah held a ceremony Tuesday to mark the day of “loyalty to the Martyrs” and remember the sacrifices of the Resistance martyrs and heroes. The ceremony, held at the Sayyed As-Shouhadaa’ complex in Beirut’s southern suburb, is attended by State Minister Adnan Sayyed Hussein representing