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  • Erdogan to Israel: Stop Attacking Gaza or No Normalization

    07/10/2014 9:28:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 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. .....
  • 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...
  • CNN’s Jake Tapper Demolishes PLO Spokeswoman (VIDEO)

    07/10/2014 3:38:16 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 10 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    CNN’s Jake Tapper thoroughly demolished and exposed as a liar one of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s foremost purveyors of propaganda Thursday during a tense interview. Tapper invited former PLO spokeswoman and legal advisor Diana Buttu to explain why Hamas is launching terror rockets and trying to kill Israeli citizens. Buttu attempted to push several lies about the conflict, but was quickly shot down by Tapper. “Why is Hamas launching rockets into Israeli population centers and are any other Palestinians trying to stop them from doing so?” Tapper asked. Buttu attempted to skirt the question and claim that the Palestinians have...
  • Obama praises Abbas, but not Netanyahu in opinion piece published by Israeli newspaper

    07/08/2014 9:37:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 08, 2014
    President Barack Obama offered strong praise for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an opinion piece published Tuesday in an Israeli newspaper, but had little to say about the other key player in the crisis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "In President Abbas, Israel has a counterpart committed to a two-state solution and security cooperation with Israel," Obama wrote in the daily Haaretz. The president offered no parallel praise for Netanyahu, who is only mentioned by name once in the piece.
  • An Arab-American Brutalized — by Palestinian Police

    07/09/2014 4:34:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 8, 2014
    An Arab-American visiting the disputed (West Bank) territories is brutalized by the police–yet the Obama administration, the United Nations, and the international community are all silent. Say what? No, we’re not talking about Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old from Florida who threw firebombs at Israeli policemen last week and received, in return, a black eye and a fat lip. Tariq’s injuries have of course received enormous international attention, including a huge photo on the front page of The New York Times (top of the fold). The Obama administration has announced that it is “profoundly troubled” that Tariq was roughed up,...
  • Israeli Ambassador: Hamas Using Iranian Rockets to Attack Israel

    07/10/2014 8:55:41 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 10 2014 | Adam Kredo
    The terror group Hamas has begun deploying against Israel advanced long-range missiles provided to the militant group by Iran, forcing the Israeli military to specifically target these weapons caches in air strikes, according to Israel’s ambassador to the United States. The Israeli Defense Forces has begun striking Hamas missile factories that are capable of producing these long-range Iranian rockets, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer told a small crowd of leading pro-Israel officials and other insiders on Wednesday. “Hamas has a considerable arsenal, some of it has been smuggled in, [and] some of those long range rockets they’ve fired in the last...
  • Top Obama official blasts Israel for denying Palestinians sovereignty, security, dignity

    07/08/2014 7:03:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 86 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7-9-2014 | Raphael Ahren
    How can Israel have peace if it’s unwilling to delineate a border, end the occupation?’ asks White House Mideast chief, Phillip Gordon, in a blistering Tel Aviv speech. Israel’s ongoing occupation of the West Bank is wrong and leads to regional instability and dehumanization of Palestinians, a top American government official said Tuesday in Tel Aviv, hinting that the current Israeli government is not committed to peace. In an unusually harsh major foreign policy address, Philip Gordon, a special assistant to US President Barack Obama and the White House coordinator for the Middle East, appealed to Israeli and Palestinian leaders...
  • Syrian-made M302 rocket fired by Hamas at Hadera

    07/08/2014 4:50:49 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/09/2014 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    The attack represents the longest-range rocket strike by Hamas on Israel to date. It came amid a heavy barrage of dozens of long-range rockets directed at greater Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The long-range projectile fired by Hamas in Gaza at Hadera is an M302 Syrian-produced rocket, according to initial analysis on Wednesday of the remains of the rocket fired at the city on Tuesday. The attack represents the longest-range rocket strike by Hamas on Israel to date. It came amid a heavy barrage of dozens of long-range rockets directed at greater Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as well as Ashdod, triggering...
  • Hamas firing long-range M-302 rockets at Israel, capable of 150-km distance

    07/09/2014 8:55:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Jul. 9, 2014 | 12:26 PM | | Gili Cohen
    Hamas firing long-range M-302 rockets at Israel, capable of 150-km distance Rockets smuggled into Gaza before Klos-C cache discovered are considered more accurate than makeshift projectiles made in the Strip; Hadera struck by M-302, dozens are estimated to exist in Gaza arsenal. By Gili Cohen | Gaza militants have several dozen long-range M-302 rockets in their arsenal and have been using them in the current round of rocket fire, Israeli officials say. One of the rockets, which the army's intelligence division says are considered more accurate than the makeshift rockets manufactured in Gaza and can be stored more easily because...
  • IAF Destroys Homes of All Hamas Brigade Commanders in Gaza Airstrikes

    07/09/2014 4:45:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    In Operation Protective Edge, IAF strikes homes belonging to Hamas members that have been used as command and control centers. In recent air strikes on Gaza, all of the homes of Hamas brigade commanders have been destroyed, Israel Radio reported early on Wednesday According to a report by the Palestinian news agency Ma'an, one of the homes targeted was that of senior Islamic Jihad terrorist Hafiz Mohammed Hamad. In the strike early on Tuesday, Hamad and five of his family members were reportedly killed. In a separate incident, a joint IDF-Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) operation struck a vehicle containing...
  • Hamas leaders believed hunkered under Gaza hospital (Dressed in burqas?)

    07/08/2014 6:12:14 PM PDT · by equalator · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 7-8-2014 | Aaron Klein
    Some Hamas leaders are believed to be hiding in bunkers underneath the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. Ironically, it was Israel in the 1980s that refurbished the hospital as part of an outreach effort to improve relations with Palestinians. Part of the Israeli reconstruction included a large underground cement basement with room for offices.
  • And again: Hamas leadership hiding in basement of Shifa Hospital

    07/09/2014 9:24:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/9/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    As in 2009, Hamas is using Shifa Hospital to hide its leadership, and as in 2012, it is using the hospital as part of its war effort (link in Hebrew) (Hat Tip: Shaul). This one is only three short paragraphs, so I will translate it and then ask a question. A journalist source who is close to security sources in the Middle East says 'Hamas' leadership is taking advantage of the underground structures underneath the Shifa Central Hospital in Gaza as a hideout for commanders and Hamas leaders to protect them against attack by the Israel Air Force. "In...

    07/09/2014 10:43:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | July 9,2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Operation Protective Edge may look like its predecessors--Operation Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012--in that it is a response to Palestinian terrorism launched from Gaza against Israeli civilians.
  • Christians United For Israel...Conference call with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer [emailed]

    07/09/2014 2:18:18 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 1 replies
    Christians United For Israel ^ | July 9, 2014 | N/A
    Please join the leaders of Christians United for Israel on an emergency conference call briefing with Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, tomorrow night (Thursday July 10th). Ambassador Dermer will share with us the latest news regarding Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. Before being appointed Ambassador, Dermer was one of Prime Minister Netanyahu's top advisers. He remains one of the Prime Minister's closest confidants. Conference Call Tomorrow night, Thursday July 10th, at 8:30 EDT PM with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Eastern = 8:30 PM, Central = 7:30 PM, Mtn = 6:30 PM, Pacific = 5:30 PM We...
  • PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the US Embassy's 4th of July event (video)

    07/09/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT · by Signalman
    youtube ^ | 7/3/2014 | IsraeliPM
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Remarks at US Embassy in Israel.
  • Day 2 of Operation Protective Edge - July 9, 2014

    07/09/2014 6:22:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 9, 2014 | idfnadesk
     What happened today.
  • Operation Protective Edge: The Real Peace Process

    07/10/2014 5:23:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Posted By On | P. David Hornik
    Operation Protective Edge: The Real Peace ProcessPosted By P. David Hornik On July 10, 2014 @ 12:49 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments It was slightly under a year ago that the not-real peace process, the one driven by the U.S. administration and especially Secretary of State John Kerry, got under way.In that “process,” Israel and the ostensibly moderate Fatah wing of the Palestinians, led by Mahmoud Abbas, were supposed to negotiate for nine months and reach a conflict-ending two-state solution.There was a hitch: to reach that pot of gold, Israel would have to release 104 Palestinian prisoners...
  • Arabs Celebrate Missile Strikes On Israeli Civilians [VIDEO]

    07/08/2014 2:11:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/8/2014
    Hundreds of Arabs flocked to the Temple Mount on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the barrage of rockets upon Israel's civilian population. The video, captioned in Arabic, reads "[c]elebrations at the Holy Al-Aqsa mosque after hearing the sounds of rockets explode in occupied Jerusalem."
  • Hamas fire anti-aircraft missile at IAF jets; miss target

    07/08/2014 3:00:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/8/14 | Elior Levy
    Fighting Get Breaking News Alerts to Your Desktop Red email - send us news tips Hamas fire anti-aircraft missile at IAF jets; miss target Arab media reports Egypt attempting to broker ceasefire, sends warning from Israel to Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Elior Levy Published: 07.08.14, 12:06 / Israel News Hamas' military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, has fired an anti-aircraft missile at an IAF fighter jet flying above the Gaza Strip. The missile failed to hit its target. Meanwhile, reports indicate Egypt is working to broker a ceasefire agreement. The reports came as rockets rained down on Israel, with...
  • IDF video shows thwarting of Hamas infiltrators

    07/08/2014 4:08:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9/7/14 | Mitch Ginsberg
    WATCH: Footage records gunmen arriving by sea en route to Zikim, being faced down by troops Video In startlingly vivid footage from a border surveillance camera, reportedly watched by a female conscripted soldier, viewers can see what she saw in real time: the advance of a team of Hamas operatives from the sea toward either the navy base or the community of Zikim. The video, released by the IDF soon after the incident on Tuesday evening, shows a pair of Hamas gunmen firing their weapons, probably at the Israeli army infantry forces that first engaged them — the soldier on...
  • Naftali Bennett Physically Attacked at 'Peace Conference'

    07/08/2014 4:20:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/14 | Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen
    The Minister of Economics, Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett, was verbally and physically assaulted Tuesday in the course of the Peace Conference sponsored by ultra-leftist newspaper Haaretz. Bennett was one of the few speakers invited to the conference from outside of the political left. When he walked up on the stage, boos and catcalls of “fascist” and “murderer” were heard from the audience. Additionally, cries of "Mohammed Abu Khder's blood is on your hands" were heard, a reference to the 16-year-old Arab youth found murdered last Wednesday. ..... The Jewish Home leader used a phrase familiar to smartphone GPS users...
  • Gaza Rockets Force Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport to Change Flight Routes

    07/08/2014 4:47:59 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 8, 2014
    “Ben-Gurion International Airport is continuing it’s normal schedule,” despite the impending threat of Palestinian terrorists in Gaza firing long-range Grad rockets into Israel’s densely-populated Tel Aviv, according to a statement sent to The Algemeiner by the Airports Authority. “Yet, due to (Israel Air Force) activity, Israel’s civilian air traffic corridors have been narrowed which could result in delays for takeoffs and landings,” the statement said. “Travelers should be in touch with their airlines for more information,” Spokesman Ofer Lefler said. Additionally, “In the coming day, 400 flights are scheduled to land and takeoff at Ben Gurion airport. Incoming flights will...
  • Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

    07/08/2014 11:10:12 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 9, 2014 | AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli army says it has intensified its offensive on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, striking key Hamas sites in the second day of an operation aimed at quelling rocket fire against Israel. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner says warplanes early Wednesday attacked more than 130 sites including Hamas command centers and rocket launchers. Lerner says at least four rockets were fired at Israel overnight, a decline from the large barrage the evening before. Air raid sirens wailed in Tel Aviv and southern Israel early Wednesday.
  • Podcast: Obama's Middle East Peace Push Has Backfired

    07/09/2014 10:15:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/9/14 | staff
    The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior editor Lee Smith on his recent Tablet column "America Is the Arsonist of the Middle East." 
  • IAF strikes 550 targets in Gaza

    07/09/2014 11:14:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/9/14 | Yoav Zitun
    IAF strikes 550 targets in Gaza IDF says it destroyed at least 120 concealed rocket launchers, demolished homes of Hamas regional commanders, with over 165 rockets being launched from Gaza; Palestinians say old women, children killed in attacks. Yoav Zitun Latest Update: 07.09.14, 20:26 / Israel News Israel warplanes have so far hit 550 targets in Gaza, and Hamas militants have hit back with 165 rockets, some of which struck Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and as far away as Hadera, 116 kilometers (72 miles) to the north of the coastal enclave. Palestinian fatalities include militants but also women and children....
  • Breaking: Second Infiltration from Gaza at Zikim

    07/09/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 7/9/14 | Gil Ronen
    A second infiltration has taken place near Kibbutz Zikim in the Negev, just north of Gaza. IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen Moti Almoz said that the event is ongoing, and refused to give further details when asked about it on live television Wednesday evening. Two terrorists were involved in Wednesday's infiltration. They tried to infiltrate into Zikim from the sea. An IDF naval force fired at them, killing one of them. The second was reported fleeing, with the IDF in hot pursuit. Police have blocked the Zikim-Keremya road and the southern entrance into Ashkelon. An attack at the same location Tuesday...
  • IDF strikes 80 Gaza targets in under thirty minutes

    07/09/2014 12:17:10 PM PDT · by AU72 · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Yaakov Lappin
    Over 500 targets have been hit since start of Operation Protective Edge; IDF targets infrastructure sites used by Hamas's senior commanders; army strikes infrastructure used by organizer of failed beach raid. The Israel Air Force struck over 80 targets in the Gaza Strip in under 30 minutes on Wednesday evening, the IDF Spokesperson said. Over 550 targets have been hit since the start of the Operation Protective Edge against Hamas rocket fire this week, the IDF said. Over 500 targets have been hit since start of Operation Protective Edge; IDF targets infrastructure sites used by Hamas's senior commanders; army strikes...
  • IDF Kills 2nd Terror Cell Trying to Infiltrate Israel by Sea Near Gaza (VIDEO)

    07/09/2014 12:57:42 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | JULY 9, 2014 3:10 PM
    IBREAKING: IDF Kills 2nd Terror Cell Trying To Infiltrate Israel Near Gaza BREAKING: IDF Kills 2nd Terror Cell Trying To Infiltrate Israel Near Gaza JULY 9, 2014 3:10 PM Updated: Israeli troops Wednesday night killed at least four Palestinian naval commandos attempting to enter Kibbutz Zikim alongside Gaza, in what appears to be a repeat of Tuesday’s near-identical attempted infiltration.‏ “A short time ago, two armed frogmen were spotted on the shoreline north of the Gaza Strip, headed for Israeli territory,” the Israel Defense Forces Spokesman said in a Tweet. IDF spotters identified the assault, and troops, including helicopter forces...
  • Israel Warns Gaza Targets by Phone and Leaflet

    07/09/2014 4:49:34 PM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    JERUSALEM — The call came to the cellphone of his brother’s wife, Salah Kaware said Tuesday. Mr. Kaware lives in Khan Younis, in southeast Gaza, and the caller said that everyone in the house must leave within five minutes, because it was going to be bombed. A further warning came as the occupants were leaving, he said in a telephone interview, when an Israeli drone apparently fired a flare at the roof of the three-story home. “Our neighbors came in to form a human shield,” he said, with some even going to the roof to try to prevent a bombing....
  • Rockets intercepted over greater Tel Aviv; IAF targets 160 Gazan terror sites overnight

    07/09/2014 6:08:12 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9JUL2014 | Yaakov Lappin
    As Operation Protective Edge entered its second day on Wednesday, the Israel Air Force attacked terror sites in the Gaza Strip, while residents of greater Tel Aviv heard sirens and explosions. Sirens wailed in 20 different municipalities, including Tel Aviv, Rishon Letzion, Modi'in, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and the Eshkol regional council. Residents of Ra'anana also reported hearing sirens. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted at least two of the missiles, though residents of Tel Aviv heard more explosions. The remnants of a rocket intercepted by Iron Dome fell on a road in Ness Ziona. The Hamas military wing has claimed responsibility...
  • Israel steps up Gaza offensive as rockets fall and diplomatic efforts get underway

    07/09/2014 8:38:38 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Published Wednesday, Jul. 09 2014, 2:41 AM EDT | JOSEF FEDERMAN
    Israel steps up Gaza offensive as rockets fall and diplomatic efforts get underway JOSEF FEDERMAN Published Wednesday, Jul. 09 2014, 2:41 AM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Jul. 09 2014, 7:17 PM EDT With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting got underway. Egypt, which has mediated before between Israel and the Hamas militant group, said it spoke to all sides about ending the violence. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in touch with...
  • 53 Palestinians killed, over 450 injured in Gaza assault

    07/09/2014 8:48:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Thursday 10/07/2014, 06:47 | Jack Guez
    53 Palestinians killed, over 450 injured in Gaza assault Published yesterday (updated) 10/07/2014 02:22 Jack Guez BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Five Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes on northern and southern Gaza Wednesday evening, bringing the total death toll in Gaza to 53, medical officials said. An Israeli airstrike struck the Hamad family home in Beit Hanoun, killing Hani Saleh Hamad, 57, and Ibrahim Hamad, 20. Five members of the same family were killed late Tuesday as Israeli warplanes bombed the home of senior Islamic Jihad militant Hafiz Hamad in the same area. Another airstrike in Rafah killed Samia al-Arja, 65,...

    07/10/2014 3:14:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | July 10,2014 | Anna Ahronheim
    I was busy washing dishes yesterday evening when all of a sudden I heard a wailing sound and doors slamming in my building. An air raid siren; the first in Tel Aviv since Operation Pillar of Defense back in November of 2012.
  • Gaza rockets aimed at Israel: What would you do with just 15 seconds?

    07/10/2014 5:48:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies ^ | July 09, 2014 | Kenneth Bandler
    Imagine that wherever you live in the United States you have only 15 seconds to reach a secure place to avoid a rocket or missile. Seriously, count down from 15 to 1, and think about what you would do. For more than 3.5 million Israelis, Jews and Arabs, their mental stopwatch is ticking as Hamas extends the reach of its barrage from Israeli communities near the Gaza border to Hadera, 26 miles north of Tel Aviv. Some of the hundred-per-day rockets have been stopped by Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system. Most have landed in open fields or in buildings that,...
  • Israel vulnerable to attack from both sides after missile strike

    07/10/2014 5:50:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 9, 2014
    HADERA, Israel — Residents of this city in northern Israel have long known they were within range of rockets from Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon. After being struck by a missile from Gaza, however, there is a new reality: They can be hit from both directions. The landing of rockets in Hadera, more than 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Gaza, means that no spot in Israel is immune to attack from one source or the other. The coastal city of 100,000 people is struggling to adjust. “Our enemies have developed, and it is getting scary,” said Maayan From, 25. “We...
  • Hamas song: "Fire your rockets... blow up Tel Aviv"

    07/10/2014 9:55:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/10/14 | palwatch
    Hamas TV song: "Fire your rockets, make them explode...victory is from Allah...O Martyrdom-seeker, O blaze, hurry, blow up Tel-Aviv"
  • Seeking Human Shields, Hamas Tells Gazans to Ignore IDF Warnings

    07/10/2014 2:43:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/7/14 | Yosef Berger & Ari Soffer
    Hamas has instructed Gaza residents to ignore text messages and phone calls urging them to evacuate buildings, in an apparent effort to grow its supply of "human shields." The calls and messages are sent by Israeli military officials in order to give civilians time to evacuate the area, and are communicated before the IDF targets a house terrorists were using as cover for firing missiles at Israel or for other military purposes. The Hamas-run Palestinian Authority Interior Ministry said in a message to Gaza residents that the messages "are designed to weaken our resolve and to sow panic and fear...
  • Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion (VIDEO)

    07/10/2014 3:42:36 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10 2014 | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller
    At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities. As Israeli officials seemed to hint at a possible invasion by ground forces, eight members of one family, including five children, were killed in an early morning air strike that levelled two homes at Khan Younis in the south of the Gaza Strip near the Egyptian border, the Palestinian Health ministry said. Israel's military made no comment on what would be the deadliest strike...
  • 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...
  • Obama Now Says He’s Willing to Negotiate With Hamas Terrorists

    07/10/2014 5:14:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 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...
  • The Economist names the only democracy in the Middle East, and it isn’t Israel

    07/08/2014 11:44:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/08/2014 | Noah Rothman
    With the rise of Islamist organizations, repressive regimes, and civil conflicts which threaten regional stability, the promise of the Arab Spring of 2011 quickly devolved into an Arab winter. In an expansive article in The Economist, the threat to the Middle East is discussed in appropriately grave terms; Syria and Iraq are in flames while Jordan looms as the next domino to potentially fall. Libya and Yemen, where Islamic terror networks operate with impunity, are labeled “failed states.” Those Middle Eastern nations that are not in danger of imminent collapse are either absolute monarchies or counties which merely maintain...
  • Thirty Rockets Fired into Israel in Ten Minutes

    07/07/2014 12:50:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 7/7/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas fired over 30 rockets in a ten-minute period into Israel on Monday, with hits reported in Sha'ar HaNegev, the Eshkol Region, Netivot, Sderot, and Be'er Sheva between 8:00 - 8:10 pm IST. The rocket count has escalated to over 80 on Monday evening alone, Walla! News reports close to 10:30 pm Monday; the Iron Dome missile defense system has shot down 12-13 of them over Ashdod and Netivot. No buildings were reportedly damaged. An Askelon woman and her child are being treated for shrapnel injuries; several Ashdod residents were treated for shock. "Code red" sirens have reportedly been sounded...
  • Muslims Fly Nazi Flag Above “Palestinian” Town

    07/07/2014 1:35:59 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 07/07/2014 | Pamela Geller
    The media elites, Islamic supremacists and their apologists are outraged when we run our ads describing this very thing, but when Muslims salute and fly the Nazi flag, the silence is deafening. So they can fly the flag but we can’t run the ad. As dozens of Gaza rockets were launched into Israel on Sunday and Arabs rioted across the country, partially in response to the slaying of an Arab teen allegedly by Jewish extremists, a Nazi flag bearing a large black swastika was seen waving above the Palestinian village of Beit Ummar. The flag, which was clearly visible to...
  • Why Presbyterians Took Up the ‘Palestinian Cause’-merger of Christianity, Marxism, Edward Said

    07/07/2014 7:15:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 7, 2014 | David Paulin
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Why Presbyterians Took Up the ‘Palestinian Cause’Posted By David Paulin On July 7, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments What has happened to America’s Presbyterians? Leaders of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have joined ranks with the radical left in recent years. They vilify Israel, apologize for Islamic terrorists, and cheer on the Palestinian cause.Now, these leftist elites are savoring an important victory, having pushed through a resolution to divest from U.S. companies operating in Israel: Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett Packard. The contentious vote in the church’s general assembly passed by a...
  • Man Beaten With Iron Pipe for Flying Israeli Flag

    07/07/2014 4:18:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    A 38-year-old man in southern Sweden was assaulted on Sunday night after hanging an Israeli flag from his window, with police suspecting it is a hate crime. The incident occurred in Seved, Malmö, shortly before midnight on Sunday when the man displayed an Israeli flag from his window, sources told newspaper Sydsvenskan. The man reportedly exchanged words with men on the street after hanging the flag, and left his apartment. Before the assault the man's window had been smashed where the flag of Israel had been hung. "After that the man went out onto the street to see what was...
  • IAF Targeting Gaza Terrorists After 100+ Rockets Fired Into Israel

    07/07/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    Yeshiva World News ^ | Monday, July 7th, 2014
    21:14: The IAF is targeting terrorists in Gaza at this time. The aerial assaults are reported to be heavy. Sirens are sounding in Ashkelon and the Eshkol Regional Council. 20:33: At least 100 rockets fired in the last wave towards the W. Negev and many other areas including Beit Shemesh, Be’er Tuvia, Gadera, Netivot, the Lachish district, and Ashkelon. A number of fires have broken out as a result of the rockets hitting open areas.
  • Man Beaten, Chased in Malmo for Hanging Israeli Flag

    07/08/2014 7:44:58 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/8/2014 | Israel National News
    A 38 year-old man was assaulted in Malmö, Sweden, on Sunday - for the sole crime of hanging an Israeli flag in his window. The assailants broke the man's window first, prompting him to seek the perpetrators, police said. "After that the man went out onto the street to see what was going on. Then he was attacked and it was on the basis of the flag. That is the information we have at present," police told the TT news agency Monday. They added that ten people chased the man from his building, wielding iron pipes. He managed to narrowly...
  • Rocket Shrapnel Hits Cruise Ship in Israel

    07/08/2014 10:00:02 AM PDT · by illiac · 6 replies
    Crew Center ^ | 7/8/14 | Crew Center
    The recent exchange of missiles between Hamas and Israel reached even a cruise ship. Last night around 8 p.m. in the port of Ashdod in Israel, some 30 kilometers north of the Gaza Strip a cruise ship was hit by rocket shrapnel’s. According to a correspondent of the German broadcaster ARD, multiple shrapnel struck the ship Aida Diva late on Monday. The company Aida Cruises said none of the 2,700 passengers and crew were injured and damages were neither verified the vessel. Israeli forces attempt by Hamas fired rockets trap. Small debris raining down on the passenger deck of the...
  • Hamas: All Israelis now targets for missile attacks

    07/08/2014 11:08:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 8, 2014 | By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Hamas vowed on Tuesday to step up its attacks on Israel, threatening that all Israelis have become a target for for the terror organization's missiles. Referring to an Israel Air Force bombing of a house belonging to a Hamas operative, Abu Zuhri said: “The Khan Yunis massacre against women and children is an ugly war crime. All Israelis have now become legitimate targets.”
  • Iron Dome intercepts second rocket over greater Tel Aviv

    07/08/2014 12:25:03 PM PDT · by illiac · 42 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/8/14 | Yaakov Lappin
    For the second time on Tuesday evening, a rocket was launched at central Israel from the Gaza Strip. An Iron Dome battery intercepted a projectile over the greater Tel Aviv area. Sirens sounded in various cities in central Israel on Tuesday night and blasts were heard in Tel Aviv. The air raid siren was activated in cities including Rishon Lezion, Bat Yam, Holon and Bnei Barak, but not in Tel Aviv. Earlier on Tuesday evening, the Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted a projectile near Tel Aviv over the city of Rishon Lezion, as air raid sirens sounded in central...