Skip to comments.This Time Around, Surprising Support for Israel – Not Hamas
Posted on 07/14/2014 7:26:02 PM PDT by Star Traveler
The current Hamas assault on Israel has lured the predictable coven of Palestinian nationalists, Islamists, Leftists, and antisemites from the woodwork to bash the Jewish state. But, more surprisingly, Israel is getting support, or at least restraint and fairness, from unexpected sources:
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Today we face the risk of an all out escalation in Israel and Gaza with the threat of a ground offensive still palpable and preventable only if Hamas stops rocket firing.
The Lebanese Internal Security Forces detained two persons for having fired rockets into Israel.
Egyptian security forces seized 20 rockets on their to being smuggled into Gaza.
Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority, attended a Haaretz peace conference in Israel the day the current fighting began and has infuriated Hamas by his willingness to continue to work with the Government of Israel.
Jordans Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh demanded that Israel stop its escalation immediately, but balanced this with calls for the restoration of complete calm and avoidance of targeting civilians and the return to direct negotiations.
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The UN Security Council should take their meetings on the road and meet in Jerusalem.As they condemn Israel, they can listen to the rockets explode around them. Might change their tune.
Actually, to hell with the UN. It does nothing but speak like it’s the worlds authority on everything. Nobody listens. But we pay.
some good people in the world
some worse people who are just tired of all these Islamonazi attacks on Israel, realizing that Israel will eventually be provoked, finally, to super-delete its enemies on a far larger scale
Good news here, too ...
Egyptian ceasefire proposal leaves Hamas cornered
Either the Islamists accept near-humiliating terms, or they risk isolation and a stepped-up Israeli military assault
[O]ne thing is certain: This is the darkest hour for the Hamas leadership in Gaza and abroad
If they accept the Egyptian proposal, they will be perceived as having been heavily defeated in the latest round of conflict with Israel; a defeat that is close to a humiliation.
Thats because the conditions in the Egyptian proposal do not include any of the demands that Hamas has been repeating day and night in the last few days. As reported in the Egyptian media, there is no mention in the proposal of Hamass oft-repeated demand for the release of the dozens of its operatives, freed in the 2011 Shalit deal, who were rearrested in recent weeks by Israeli forces in the West Bank in the wake of the murders of the three Israeli teenagers. There is also no concrete commitment regarding the opening of the Rafah border crossing or the payments of the salaries of Hamass 40,000 clerks in Gaza. And there is no mention whatsoever of the situation in the West Bank. All these demands were raised by the Hamas military wing two days after Israel began Operation Protective Edge, and repeated interminably ever since.
Yes, there is some language providing for the opening of the border crossings, and an easing of movement of people and goods via those crossings as permitted by the security situation. But that language is almost a direct repetition of the November 2012 ceasefire terms that brought Operation Pillar of Defense to a close. Time and again, Hamass leaders have been stressing in recent days that there will be no return to the 2012 ceasefire terms.
BREAKING: Egyptian official news agency:
“John Kerry will arrive tomorrow in Cairo for talks regarding cease-fire in Gaza”
Well as if that’s going to help....US needs to let SISI handle it...trouble is Kerry has to come out smelling like a rose...he refuses to see he’s not welcomed to their party.
Okay...let them die then.
Video footage of the explosion of armed drones over Ashdod indicates the unmanned aircraft was carrying large payload of explosives.
Spin is everything. If you look at the Rasmussen Poll mentioned the results are extremely disturbing. This is one of the worst polls I have seen of American popular opinion of Israel.
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the Palestinians are more to blame for the escalating military conflict in Gaza, while only 15% think the Israelis are chiefly to blame. But a sizable 43% are undecided.”