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  • IDF hits Gaza police chief’s home, kills 15, warns of heavier strikes, after Hamas barrage

    07/13/2014 1:59:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 12, 2014 | Yifa Yaakov, Itamar Sharon and Ricky Ben-David
    Five days after the launch of Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s effort to put a halt to Hamas rocket fire, some 600 rockets had been fired from Gaza at Israel. Rockets fired throughout Saturday targeted communities near the Gaza Strip as well as Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Rehovot and Rishon Lezion. Hamas launched a major assault on central Israel in late evening. An American tourist died of a heart attack after sirens wailed in Jerusalem. Palestinian reports say at least 150 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes, including more than 15 in a strike late Saturday aimed at Hamas’s Gaza...
  • Israeli Troops Enter Gaza to Take Out Missile Sites

    07/12/2014 10:29:23 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies
    ABCnews.go.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Israeli ground troops entered northern Gaza tonight to take out a number of missile launch sites, according to the Israeli military. The move comes after weeks of growing tensions and nearly a week of escalating missile strikes from both sides. The mission was launched early Sunday local time comes after the UN Security Council urged the two sides to reach a cease fire, and the Israeli government said it hit northern Gaza "with great force" to prevent more Hamas rocket attacks. The IDF, the Israeli military, said its goal in crossing into northern Gaza was to dismantle some of the...
  • Hamas: A culture of hate means an obstacle for peace

    07/12/2014 10:21:01 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/13/14 | Lisa Daftari
    Golda Meir, Israel’s fourth Prime Minister, once said, “We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.” Every time I heard this, I considered it hyperbole, demonstrating not the possibility that mothers could hate their neighbors more than love their own children, but to illustrate the immense animosity they felt against the Jews. But once again, the world is reminded that this is no hyperbole. It’s literal. The hate is deep and streams from generation to generation. They teach hate; they live hate; They pass it on to their progeny.
  • Christie blames Obama in part for Mideast unrest

    07/12/2014 9:24:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 10:42 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Partly blaming unrest in the Middle East on President Barack Obama, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel’s behalf and that the country no longer trusts it has the full support of the United States because of him. The Republican governor’s remarks came as Israel targeted civilian institutions with suspected ties to the militant organization Hamas and declared it would step up its bombardment of northern Gaza. Israel says it is acting in self-defense against Hamas rockets. …
  • Reports: Delta Flight to Make Emergency Landing at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

    07/12/2014 4:25:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 39 replies
    Twitter Reports | Saturday, July 12, 1014 | Kristinn
    There are reports on Twitter that Delta Flight 469 is due to make an emergency landing at Israel's Ben Gurion airport. Further reports say the plane has around 360 on board and that the plane has been burning off fuel flying in loops off Israel's coast over the Mediterranean Sea.Source:Source:Over a dozen ambulances waiting for Delta plane to arrive at Ben Gurion Airport within minutes
  • Hamas Fires Rockets at Ben Gurion Airport

    07/12/2014 3:44:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Sirens sounded in the Tel Aviv area on Friday morning at approximately 10:45 a.m., in what Hamas claims to be its first attack targeting the Ben Gurion International Airport. The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system shot down three rockets over the Tel Aviv area, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Office. However, shrapnel from the intercepted rockets has fallen in multiple places throughout the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, including one near a gas station; no injuries or damage have been reported. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, boasting that this is the first time they have specifically targeted Ben Gurion Airport,...
  • Sirens in Northern Israel, on Lebanese Border

    07/12/2014 3:36:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Sirens sounded Saturday evening in northern Israel as rockets were apparently fired from Lebanon into the Jewish state. The sirens sounded in Nahariya, Rosh Hanikra, Shlomi, Kabri and Hanita, along the border with Lebanon. Initial analysis said that the rockets were apparently fired from Lebanon by a Palestinian Lebanese terror group. "Two rockets fired from Lebanon hit uninhabited areas in the Nahariya region," a coastal town around 12 kilometers (seven miles) from the border with Lebanon, an army spokeswoman told AFP. Israel responded with artillery fire targeting the firing points. A Lebanese security source told AFP at least one rocket...
  • Egyptian forces seize rockets being smuggled from Gaza to Sinai

    07/12/2014 10:41:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Israel Behind the News ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | Ahram Online
    Egyptian forces seize rockets being smuggled from Gaza to Sinai 20 Grad rockets and their launching bases were seized after a clash with militants in Rafah. Egyptian security forces have intercepted a number of Grad rockets being smuggled from the Gaza Strip through cross-border tunnels into Egypt’s Sinai, MENA reported on Friday. Security forces thwarted the smuggling of 20 rockets and launching bases when they clashed with Egyptian and Palestinian Islamist militants at the opening of one of the tunnels in Egypt's border city of Rafah, security sources told the state news agency. Around one hundred people have been killed...
  • Putin: I Support The Struggle Of Israel Calls himself a true friend of Israel

    07/12/2014 8:29:54 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    Israel Revolt /Truth Revolt ^ | 7.10.2014 | "Israel Revolt "
    On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed support for Israel in its struggle against Hamas and its supporters, and cited the three Israeli teenagers who had been recently murdered. "I follow closely what's going on in Israel," said Putin to a delegation of rabbis. "I support the struggle of Israel as it attempts to protect its citizens. I also heard about the shocking murder of the three youths. It is an act that cannot be allowed, and I ask you to transmit my condolences to the families." Putin referenced Jews during the Holocaust, saying, "I remember visiting in the Yad...
  • Obama Skitters, Scampers and Scuttles Away From Failure

    07/11/2014 4:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Skitter, scamper, scuttle. That seems to be the mode of the Obama administration of late. Skitter away from your red line in Syria. Scamper off to a meeting you'd previously nixed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Scuttle as much as the Constitution as you can, at least until you get called on it by 9-0 majorities in the Supreme Court, as the justices did on recess appointments, warrantless cellphone searches and $75,000 a day fines for disturbing supposed wetlands. It's not a very effective way to make public policy, and it tends to put you in an embarrassing public posture....
  • Putin urges Netanyahu to stop armed standoff in southern Israel

    07/11/2014 5:25:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    itar-tass.com ^ | July 10, 2014
    MOSCOW, July 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that armed confrontation in southern Israel and in the Gaza Strip leading to numerous victims among civilians should be stopped as soon as possible. The Kremlin press-service reported this on Thursday. The conversation was requested by the Israeli side, the Kremlin said. “Further bilateral contacts and some other issues of mutual interest were also touched upon,” it said. Israeli-Palestinian relations aggravated after June 12, 2014, when three Jewish teenagers were abducted in the West Bank. Later, the teenagers were found killed....
  • The Latest Threat to Evangelical Support for Israel

    07/12/2014 4:31:39 AM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies
    The Tower Magazine ^ | July 2014 | Luke Moon
    Conservative Christians have generally been known for their enthusiastic support for the Jewish state. But a new movement of young activists is seeking to change that.In 2010, a film was released that perfectly encapsulated the erosion of Evangelical Christian support for Israel. The film, With God on Our Side, featured a young man learning about the Palestinian struggle and coming to see Israel not as evidence of God’s faithfulness, but as a mean and heartless nation enabled by American Evangelicals who have embraced Zionist ideology. The film’s narrative of peace-loving Palestinians mistreated by heartless Israelis and their Christian Zionist supporters...
  • Homosexuals Destroy Israeli Messianic Business [in Israel!]

    07/12/2014 3:51:22 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 77 replies
    Israel Today ^ | June 27, 2014 | David Lazarus
    The Jerusalem District Court has ordered Moshav Yad Hashmonah, a community of Messianic Jews and Evangelical Christians, to pay compensation to two lesbians after it refused to host a same-sex wedding reception. "We knew we were breaking the law. Somebody needed to do it." says Ayelet Ronen, general secretary for the village. Judge Moshe Yoad Cohen upheld a lower court ruling that the Moshav violated a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. During the trial, representatives of the Moshav quoted from both Old and New Testaments. "We do not hate homosexuals or lesbians. We love them. We simply told...
  • As Hamas takes on Israel, not all in Gaza are cheering

    07/11/2014 10:45:33 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 11. 2014 | Ahmed Aldabba, Christa Case Bryant
    The surge in popularity Hamas receives each time it unleashes rockets on Israel is predictable by now. The frustration voiced by Palestinians in Gaza who blame Hamas for pursuing its own interests while their homes get reduced to rubble is less expected.[snip] “Even those, like me, who were all the time criticizing Hamas … now we have to raise up our hats,” [snip] “I feel proud that after 60 years of [Israel] raping our lands we have an army, an army that can hit Israel,” says Ms. al-Lolo, who lives in Gaza City.
  • Officials Say Iran Is Hamas’ ‘Enabler’ in Fight Against Israel

    07/11/2014 5:19:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Time ^ | July 11, 2014 3:39 PM ET | Michael Crowley
    In a reminder of the Middle East’s intertwined nature, the latest violence between Israel and Hamas has U.S. and Israeli officials lamenting the role of a key actor hundreds of miles east of Gaza: Iran. “Who is the enabler for Hamas? Where do they get those rockets?” asked House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce Friday morning. “It’s Iran.” […] “Iran continues to do everything it can to push rockets into Gaza,” says Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer. “Iran obviously is a supporter of Hamas. And Islamic Jihad is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Iran.” (Islamic Jihad is militant group...
  • Watch: IDF Calls Off Airstrike After Seeing Children Near Target

    07/11/2014 4:38:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    inn ^ | 7/11/2014 | Elad Benari, Canada
    The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit has uploaded a video which shows how the IDF calls off Gaza airstrikes upon realizing that there are innocent civilians in the area. In this video, showing a planned airstrike from Thursday, the airstrike was cancelled when the pilot realized that children were near his target. During the current escalation, Hamas has openly boasted about the "success" of its strategy of using civilians as human shields, and the IDF has published extensive evidence of the practice. Hamas has been encouraging as many noncombatants as possible to "protect" its positions with their bodies.
  • Watch what happens when Israel “knocks on the roof” of a terrorist home in Gaza (VIDEO)

    07/11/2014 3:41:16 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 11 2014 | The Right Scoop
    (Before/After Photo's at Site) Ynet News posted this video that shows Israel’s “knock on the roof” is done before the blow up a home: A video documenting the mortar fired on the home of Hamas rocket unit head Ayman Siam at the Bureij refugee camp, and a short while afterwards the missile that almost destroyed the structure, shows how the “knock on the roof” procedure works. Siam managed to escape the attack on Thursday with his life. The video, posted on Palestinian news site Al-Watan, shows the mortar hit the house, causing a small cloud of smoke to rise. The...
  • Opinion: World Condemns Israel for Protecting Its People

    07/11/2014 3:41:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    CBN News I ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Tzippe Barrow
    Opinion: World Condemns Israel for Protecting Its People By Tzippe Barrow CBN News Internet Producer - Jerusalem Thursday, July 10, 2014 JERUSALEM, Israel -- As Israel fights back against Hamas -- the Palestinian terror group that openly declares its intention to wipe the Jewish state off the map -- it faces condemnation from the Arab world. The spokesman for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan called for an immediate halt to Israel's "barbaric aggression." The Islamic Republic of Iran, responsible in large part for funding, training and arming Hamas and other Islamist terror groups, called on the West to condemn the...
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski Blames Netanyahu for Conflict with Hamas

    07/11/2014 2:39:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 07/11/2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Friday's Morning Joe program featured a discussion about the ongoing Israel and Hamas conflict. Joe Scarborough spoke with Zbigniew Brzezinkski the National Security Adviser for Jimmy Carter, famous for helping to create the Taliban, inventing anti-Israel conspiracy theories, and spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric. For viewers who are anti-Israel Brzezinski did not disappoint. He blamed the present conflict on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu; a right-winger who is "determined to prompt, to precipitate a direct military collision with Gaza." Brzezinski also presented Hamas as a terrorist group that has moderated. It was a tough interview for...
  • Alanlysis: Hamas out of money, big supporters, supplies, so why is it shooting at Israel?

    07/11/2014 2:23:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | 07/11/2014 | By Derek Stoffel
    The Israeli army on Wednesday intensified its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, striking Hamas sites and killing at least 14 people on the second day of a military operation it says is aimed at quelling rocket fire against Israel. Hamas is broke. It's lost some of its biggest supporters. Its supply lines from Egypt are cut off. The Islamist militant group is at one of its weakest points since it was founded in 1987. Yet, its operatives are busy firing rockets at Israel, as hostilities between the two arch-enemies continues to escalate. Why? Hamas has little other choice but...
  • The Gaza Rules: Israel, unlike Hamas, is taking great pains to spare civilians.

    07/11/2014 2:20:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | 07/11/2014 | William Saletan
    According to many critics, Israel is slaughtering civilians in Gaza. It’s “purposefully wiping out entire families,” says an Arab member of Israel’s parliament. It’s committing “genocide—the murder of entire families,” says Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority. Iran says Israel has committed “massacres against the defenseless Palestinians.” The charges are false. By the standards of war, Israel’s efforts to spare civilians have been exemplary. Israel didn’t choose this fight. Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the terrorist organizations that dominate Gaza, claim that Israel provoked the conflict by arresting Hamas members in the West Bank. But arrests in one territory...
  • Egypt condemns Israel's attacks on Hamas - with a wink

    07/11/2014 2:02:43 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    Cairo is probably relieved that Israel is carrying out the operation so that it does not have to do so itself. Egypt has condemned the IDF’s attacks on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, calling for them to stop, though in truth it is probably content that Israel is hurting a group it blames for involvement in the Islamist insurgency on its own soil. On Wednesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and agreed that all military action should stop, Ahram Online reported. A Foreign Ministry spokesman called on Israel to “contain the situation by...
  • US urges ‘both sides’ to avoid civilian casualties; injuries in Sderot, Beersheba

    07/11/2014 1:59:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/11/4 | Ricky Ben-David, Lazar Berman and Haviv Rettig
    Four days into Operation Protective Edge, over 400 rockets have been fired at Israel, and several Israelis were injured during Friday, even as Iron Dome intercepted most rockets heading into residential areas. The Israeli Air Force has carried out over 1,000 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip; Palestinian reports say at least 100 Palestinians have been killed. Prime Minister Netanyahu says all Gaza casualties are the fault and responsibility of Hamas, which uses Gazans as human shields while Israel does its best to avoid hitting civilians. Netanyahu also says the operation will continue until longterm calm is guaranteed for Israel’s citizens....
  • Netanyahu: Gaza conflict proves Israel can’t relinquish control of West Bank

    07/11/2014 1:44:48 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | Staff
    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday vowed to fight Hamas and other Gaza terror groups until Israel was safe from the threat of missile attack, and then launched a highly unusual and extremely bitter verbal assault on would-be peace-brokers, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, who have been urging Israel to relinquish security control of the West Bank to a Palestinian state Speaking to the Israeli public on the fourth day of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, which he said has seen Israel attack “over 1,000″ terror targets while sustaining hundreds of rocket attacks from Gaza, Netanyahu vowed that...
  • Land Invasion: Beware the Trap Laid by Hamas [Israel]

    07/11/2014 1:39:15 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 29 replies
    Aritz Sheva Israel National News ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Dr. Mordecai Kedar
    However, the advantage of fighting on the ground is only the case in Judea and Samaria; in Gaza, Israel will find it vey difficult to act effectively on the ground for the following reasons: 1. Population size and density, especially in urban areas such as Gaza City, Khan Yunis, Rafiah and the refugee camps make it necessary for Israel to introduce large infantry forces to a considerable number of points. 2. A tank has no advantages in urban areas as it has limited maneuverability, cannot aim at upper floors and is a slow-moving, easily hit target for antitank weapons, such...
  • Kerry to Join Talks on Iran as Deadline Draws Near (Peace In Our Time!)

    07/11/2014 12:24:40 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 10, 2014 | David E Sanger
    VIENNA — With the Vienna negotiations over Iran’s nuclear activities making halting progress at best and a deadline looming, the Obama administration announced Thursday that Secretary of State John Kerry would fly here this weekend to assess whether a deal is possible — and perhaps to begin negotiating an extension in the talks that both sides said they had wanted to avoid. Mr. Kerry will be joined by the foreign ministers of several, but probably not all, of the other nations engaged in the talks, which include Germany, Britain, France, China and Russia. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has...
  • Israel’s United Nations Ambassador Plays Air Raid Siren at Security Council Meeting (VIDEO)

    07/11/2014 10:39:31 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 10, 2014 10:01 pm
    Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor played an air raid siren from a cell phone during a Security Council session on Thursday in order to highlight Israel’s plight as a nation under fire from Gaza rockets. “As I speak, there is a storm of rockets being fired by the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza,” Prosor said. “Hamas is intentionally and indiscriminately threatening the lives of three and a half million innocent men, women, and children in Israel from north to south – from Beersheba to Tel Aviv to Haifa.” The Ambassador added, “In the last three days, 442...
  • Bibi says 'no thanks' to Obama offer to broker cease fire with Hamas

    07/11/2014 9:50:47 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 11, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Some surprisingly strong support from the Obama administration for Israel's right to respond to Hamas missile attacks. But Prime Minister Netanyahu declined President Obama's offer to mediate between the warring parties, saying a cease fire "wasn't even on the agenda." Jerusalem Post: The United States is prepared to facilitate a cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, US President Barack Obama told Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu by phone today.
  • Sunny with Light Missile Cover Here in Tel Aviv

    07/11/2014 8:16:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | David P. Goldman
    Sunny with light missile cover in Tel Aviv this morning. I awoke to muffled thuds in the distance, Iron Dome shooting down Syrian-made missiles launched from Gaza, according to news reports. I attended the obligatory morning mixer for hotel guests at the bomb shelter, which fortunately lasted only five minutes before the all-clear sounded. I’ll write something more comprehensive on this soon — Tablet is scheduled to run my essay next Monday — but the thumbnail version is that Hamas is making a demonstration out of weakness.
  • Obama Talks to Netanyahu—Did Bibi Tell Barry to Stuff It?

    07/11/2014 8:15:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/11/2014 | Roger L. Simon
    Well, maybe not stuff it, but finally someone may be standing up to America’s ultra-reactionary, fumbling, paleo-narcissistic and now hugely unpopular president — and his name is Benjamin Netanyahu. If we are to believe the Jerusalem Post, Bibi should be the leader of the free world. Arrivederci, Barry. Take your favorite nine iron and head off to Maui or the Vineyard or wherever you want to be with our blessings — as long as you stay there.From the JPost [1]: The United States is prepared to facilitate a cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas [2] in the Gaza Strip,...
  • UN doubts legality of Israeli air campaign

    07/11/2014 7:59:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 10:17 AM EDT | John Heilprin
    Israel’s air campaign in Gaza may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians, the U.N.’s top human rights official said Friday. Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said the Israeli military, which claims to have hit more than 1,100 targets that it says are mostly rocket-launching sites, and the Gaza militants, who have fired more than 550 rockets against Israel, must abide by international law. […] Pillay says she’s seen for herself in Gaza how traumatic the airstrikes and rocket attacks are for civilians, particularly children. Her office says civilians bear the brunt of the conflict...
  • Gaza toll nears 100, militants threaten Israeli airport (VIDEO)

    07/11/2014 6:49:17 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 11 2014 | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis
    (Reuters) - A fourth day of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 11 more Palestinians on Friday, raising the death toll in the coastal enclave to at least 96, most of them civilians, Palestinian officials said. Facing a possible Israeli ground invasion, militants warned international airlines they would fire rockets at Tel Aviv's main airport. A rocket also caused the first serious Israeli casualty - one of eight people hurt when a fuel tanker was hit at a service station in Ashdod, 30 km (20 miles) north of Gaza. Medical officials in Gaza said at least 74 civilians,...
  • Katyusha Rocket Fired on Northern Israel from Lebanon

    07/11/2014 6:18:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    INN ^ | 7/11/2014, 11:16 AM | Elad Benari, Ari Yashar
    As the rocket fire from Gaza terrorists continues to pelt southern and central Israel, a new front appears to have opened Friday morning as a Katyusha rocket was fired on the northern tip of Israel, north of Kiryat Shmona. The rocket landed in open territory in the upper Galillee. Apparently the IDF estimates it was fired by local terror groups supporting Hamas, and not by the Iran-proxy Hezbollah terror group, reports Walla!. […] In a statement, the Lebanese army declared a total of three rockets were fired on Israel by “an unknown group” from the Marjayun-Hasbaya region of southern Lebanon,...
  • The Palestinian Rocket and Propaganda Offensive

    07/11/2014 5:41:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 11, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    The Palestinian Rocket and Propaganda OffensivePosted By Joseph Klein On July 11, 2014 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Since Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, Hamas and its co-jihadists have fired more than 8,000 rockets into Israel.  They have been conducting an unrelenting Nazi-style rocket blitz for years, except during cease-fires that are hastily negotiated after Israel strikes back. Hamas’s rocket blitz has intensified massively in recent days to new heights. Over the past several days, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have fired more than 550 rockets and mortars from Gaza into Israel, with...
  • A Game Changer in Gaza

    07/11/2014 5:37:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 11, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    A Game Changer in GazaPosted By Daniel Greenfield On July 11, 2014 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments Terrorism is a game. The rules are simple. You have three choices. 1. Destroy the terrorists. 2. Live with terrorism. 3. Give in to the terrorists.There are no other choices.The first choice comes from the right. The third choice comes from the left. The second choice is what politicians choose when they donÂ’t want to make a decision that will change the status quo.Despite all the explosions in Gaza, Israel is still stuck on the second choice. The air...
  • WATCH: Hamas steps up psychological warfare, threatens suicide attacks, rockets in Hebrew

    07/11/2014 2:25:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://www.jpost.com/ ^ | July 11, 2014 | JPost.com Staff
    Hamas has taken to the Hebrew language in its latest effort at psychological warfare.
  • A True Narrative of Jews in Israel

    07/10/2014 11:37:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Jeff Ludwig
    In a remarkable article, “Grand Larceny,” Chloe Valdary powerfully reminds the reader that the Palestinian Arabs have succeeded in reversing the true narrative of Eretz Yisrael.1 They have to a great degree succeeded in convincing people around the world that their land was stolen from them by Israel and the Jews.
  • Obama Causes Another War

    07/10/2014 11:17:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/10/14 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama is not responsible for every conflict on the planet; he has nothing to do with the ongoing battles in Sudan or Somalia, for example. But the Obama administration is almost solely responsible for the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and the Palestinians. The reason for that is simple: Obama showed more daylight between the United States and Israel than at any time in the history of the State of Israel. In 2011, the Fatah Party – the military wing of the Palestinian Authority – began working with Hamas. Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “We will...
  • Ben Shapiro on Israel Conflict: Obama Administration 'Borderline Jew-Hating'

    07/10/2014 11:14:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/10/14 | Breitbart TV
    Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large and author of The People Vs. Barack Obama, Ben Shapiro, lambasted the Obama administration’s “anti-Israel,” “borderline Jew-hating” policies in an appearance on the Thursday broadcast of Fox’s “The Kelly File.” He criticized the president for failing to attach any conditions for aid to the Palestinian Authority, despite the fact that terrorist organization Hamas is a part of the unity government. He stated “we are currently funding a terror group...they're currently firing rockets at Israel and our taxpayer dollars are going to that government.”
  • Kerry Admits: Iran Negotiations Not Working

    07/10/2014 5:24:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 10, 2014 | Majid Rafizadeh
    Kerry Admits: Iran Negotiations Not WorkingPosted By Majid Rafizadeh On July 10, 2014 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments In less than two week, the interim nuclear deal will expire, most likely without a final deal being struck between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the G5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany).The Islamic Republic has been given years to come clean and halt its ideological and regional hegemonic ambitions of obtaining nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, the Obama administration believes that we need to give the Islamic Republic another chance, trusting the...
  • Erdogan to Israel: Stop Attacking Gaza or No Normalization

    07/10/2014 9:28:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/14 | Elad Benari
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Thursday that his country’s ties with Israel would not return to normal unless Israel ceases its offensive on Gaza, AFP reports. "You will first stop this oppression. If not, it is not possible to realize normalization between Turkey and Israel," Erdogan said in the central Anatolian city of Yozgat after a dinner breaking the daily Ramadan fast. .....
  • South Africa Compares Gaza Operation to Nazis' Actions

    07/10/2014 9:21:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/14 | Elad Benari
    South Africa’s ruling party on Thursday issued a statement in which it compared Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza to the actions of the Nazis during World War II. The statement by the African National Congress (ANC) did not mention the rocket attacks from Gaza which led Israel to launch Operation Protective Edge. “The African National Congress (ANC), condemns in the strongest terms, the barbaric attacks on the defenseless Palestinian people of Gaza,” said the statement by the party’s Deputy Secretary General, Jessie Duarte. “As we move towards the month of August and are reminded of [the] atrocities of Nazi Germany, surely...
  • Hamas orders civilians to die in Israeli Airstrikes

    07/10/2014 7:44:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-10-2014 | Adam Kredo
    Hamas' Interior Ministry has ordered residents of the Gaza Strip to remain in their houses if they are about to be bombed by the Israelis, a move that effectively turns citizens into human shields and is intentionally meant to boost the casualty rate, according to a copy of the order published by Hamas. Israel warns Gaza residents of air strikes before they take place so innocent civilians have time to flee and seek shelter. The latest Hamas order that citizens ignore Israel’s warnings and stay put is a clear effort by the terror group to increase the death count and...
  • How Does Israel End Up the Bad Guy?

    07/10/2014 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies
    Jewish Policy Center ^ | Shoshana Bryen
    It is a terrible irony that Israel, revolted first by the murder of three of its teenage citizens and then by the revenge attack on a Palestinian teen, is the object of riots, bombs, and demands.Following the discovery of the bodies of the three Israeli teenagers, six Israelis were arrested for the heinous murder of a teenage Palestinian. That murder did nothing so much as unify the people and the government of Israel in their revulsion for six of their own. One prominent Religious Zionist rabbi called for the death penalty for the killers of Mohammed Abu Khder. (Israel has...
  • Hamas, Islamic Jihad teams compete to fire faster, farther

    07/10/2014 2:18:57 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 6 replies
    The Times of Isreal ^ | 7/10/2014 | Avi Issacharoff
    As of Thursday afternoon, on the third day of Operation Protective Edge, the end of this conflict was nowhere in sight. Hamas had fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, reaching into distant and unexpected areas such as Dimona, Mitzpe Ramon, and Zichron Yaakov. The attacks, however, had not brought any loss of Israeli life. The Israeli Air Force, for its part, had bombed hundreds of targets in the Gaza Strip, without causing substantial damage to Hamas’s rocket stockpiles or command structure.
  • Obama's 'Cease-Fire' Offer Is a Betrayal of Israel

    07/10/2014 6:25:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/10/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    Cease-fire proposals in wars between Israel and its neighbors are predictable: as soon as Israel is winning, the United Nations demands a cease-fire. As Dore Gold ably documents in his Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos, cease-fires typically prevent a decisive end to the conflict. They have often guaranteed further war in the long run by providing a temporary calm that allows Israel's enemies to regroup. President Barack Obama offered Thursday to broker a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians--actually, the Hamas terror organization. That is one of the worst ideas, among many contenders, ever...
  • Obama Now Says He’s Willing to Negotiate With Hamas Terrorists

    07/10/2014 5:14:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/10/14 | Jim Hoft
    In June 2008 candidate Barack Obama said Hamas was a terrorist organization. “My policy toward Hamas has been no different than his. I’ve said that they are a terrorist organization. That we should not negotiate with them unless recognize Israel and renounce violence.“ But, that was back in 2008. Today Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he was willing to negotiate with the Hamas terrorists. The Huffington Post reported: President Barack Obama is telling Israel’s leader that the United States is willing to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
  • ANALYSIS: Stunned by Israel's fierce response, Hamas sends distress signals

    07/10/2014 5:04:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Despite fiery statements issued by Hamas spokesmen over the past 48 hours, it was obvious Tuesday night that the Islamist movement was searching for ways to rid itself of the current escalation. Hamas feels that it has been forced into a confrontation with Israel – one that it did not want at this stage because of its increased isolation and financial crisis. The massive Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours have surprised Hamas and other Palestinian groups. Hamas apparently expected a limited response to the recent rocket attacks on Israeli cities and towns. But...
  • Obama Speaks to Netanyahu, Offers to Mediate Ceasefire

    07/10/2014 4:59:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 7/10/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu he was worried that the fighting with Hamas in Gaza could escalate, and offered Washington’s help to broker a ceasefire, AFP reported. "The president expressed concern about the risk of further escalation and emphasized the need for all sides to do everything they can to protect the lives of civilians and restore calm," the White House said in a statement. "The United States remains prepared to facilitate a cessation of hostilities, including a return to the November 2012 ceasefire agreement." The 2012 deal, brokered by former secretary of state...
  • Report: Obama Has Not Spoken With Netanyahu Since Israel-Hamas Violence Flared Up

    07/10/2014 4:42:36 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 17 replies
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — President Barack Obama has reportedly not spoken to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since violence flared up between Israel and Hamas this past week. The Times of Israel reports that the Israeli prime minister has spoken with Secretary of State John Kerry, but has yet to have a conversation with Obama or Mideast adviser to the White House Philip Gordon. “Gordon met with his opposite numbers from the Israeli national security team,” an official from the prime minister’s office told The Times of Israel. Gordon was in Israel and the West Bank earlier this week and met with...