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  • 'If the IDF Doesn't Crush Hamas We Won't Survive'

    08/21/2014 4:39:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14 | Benny Toker, Ari Yashar
    In an exclusive Arutz Sheva interview on Thursday, Hof Ashkelon Regional Council chairman Yair Farjoun said that his region, which has been battered by rockets from the terror enclave of Gaza, cannot continue under the current status quo. "Out of 160 rockets, 60 fell in our territory - that's a serious blitz," Farjoun commented about the renewed rocket barrage, which began with a breach of the ceasefire on Tuesday around 4 p.m. The chairman continued "it's incredible to see how people live here by sheer miracles; beside a direct hit on a synagogue, rockets have landed just 200 meters (650...
  • Hamas Executes 3 for 'Collaboration' with Israel

    08/21/2014 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14
    The armed wing of Hamas has executed three Palestinian Arabs and arrested seven others for allegedly collaborating with Israel during the Gaza war, a website close to the movement reported Thursday. The Majd website quoted a senior security official in the enclave as saying seven people had been arrested on suspicion of scoping out targets for Israel and that three others had been shot dead. The official said that the three were killed after "revolutionary procedures" were completed against them. No date was given for the executions or the arrests. The site added that zero tolerance would be shown to...
  • Badly Wounded Hero had Shielded Children

    08/21/2014 9:07:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    A man who was seriously wounded by a Hamas rocket Thursday had been shielding children with his own body. The attack took place at about 10:20 a.m., at one of the communities in the Eshkol region. Magen David Adom (MDA) crews gave initial treatment to the man, who is 33. He was seriously wounded by shrapnel that struck his chest. MDA paramedic Oren Vacht, who treated the man before his evacuation to hospital, described him as having been hit in the chest by a shell fragment, “fully conscious and in great pain.” "Civilians who had been at the scene told...
  • Three Senior Hamas Commanders Killed in Pre-Dawn Airstrike

    08/21/2014 5:32:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14 | Uzi Baruch
    The armed wing of Hamas announced Thursday that three of its senior commanders were killed in a pre-dawn Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades in a statement identified the leaders as Mohammed Abu Shamalah, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhum. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said eight people were killed in the strike. Witnesses said a four-storey family home was completely destroyed in a series of air strikes. The airstrike was carried out based on intelligence provided by the Shabak (Israel Security Agency), which led to the identification of two central Hamas figures. Most...
  • Security Council Urges Return to Ceasefire Talks

    08/20/2014 4:46:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14
    The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinian Arabs to return to the negotiating table to quickly agree on a lasting truce in Gaza. In a unanimously adopted statement quoted by AFP, the 15-member council "offered full support to the Egyptian initiative and called upon the parties to resume negotiations to urgently reach a sustainable and lasting ceasefire." The statement drafted by France was agreed after negotiations in Cairo teetered on the verge of collapse amid a fresh flare-up of violence. The measure fell short of a full resolution, but diplomats signaled they would be ready...
  • Obama: IS 'Has No Ideology of Human Value'

    08/20/2014 2:37:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Tova Dvorin
    ..... "Jim was taken from us in an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world," he continued. "He was 40 years old - one of five siblings, the son of a mom and dad who worked tirelessly for his release. Earlier today, I spoke to the Foleys and told them that we are all heartbroken..." Obama then turned to the subject of IS itself. Over the past day, the terror group threatened to not only 'drown Americans in blood,' but also to kill another journalist, Steven Sotloff. The Sunni Muslim group follows Al-Qaeda's hard-line ideology, but...
  • Hamas Confirms: Mohammed Deif is Still Alive

    08/20/2014 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Ari Soffer
    Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri has said that the elusive head of the terror group's "military wing", Mohammed Deif, is still "alive and well" despite an IDF assassination attempt which killed his wife and son. "The occupation will pay for its crimes against the Palestinian people," declared Abu-Zuhri, who added a chilling warning to the people of southern Israel. "The residents of the Gaza periphery will return to their homes only by the decision of the commander Mohammed Deif and one Israeli commitment to stop the aggression and lift the siege," he threatened. Adding to the threats, Hamas spokesperson Fawzi...
  • Switzerland: Muslim Protesters Attempt to Storm Synagogue

    08/20/2014 2:09:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Muslim anti-Israel demonstrators attempted to force their way into a synagogue in Switzerland, the latest in a string of attacks on synagogues in Europe. The protest took place on Saturday, during the Jewish Sabbath, in front of the Beth Yaakov, or Grande, Synagogue in Geneva, according to JTA. The Intercommunity Coordination Against Anti-Semitism and Defamation watchdog organization (CICAD) reported that a Muslim woman wearing a niqab (veil) first attempted to enter the place of worship while waving a PLO flag and holding a placard saying "Every synagogue is an Israeli embassy" on Saturday morning but was prevented from doing so....
  • Labor MK Accuses Netanyahu of 'Paralyzing Israel'

    08/20/2014 1:59:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Ari Yashar
    MK Erel Margalit (Labor) sharply condemned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday morning, in the wake of the massive renewed rocket fire by Hamas terrorists since Tuesday afternoon in breach of the ceasefire. "Where is the prime minister?" asked Margalit on his Facebook page. "This is a disgrace, simply a disgrace. There's no other definition of what is happening here. A terrorist organization is holding target practice on Israel and deciding for it. It sends Israeli residents time and again to shelters and disrupts their lives," continued the MK. Hamas has itself supported Margalit's appraisal that it is determining what...
  • Hamas: Israel 'Opened the Gates of Hell'

    08/19/2014 3:38:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas declared on Tuesday night that Israel had “opened the gates of hell”. In a statement, the group’s so-called “military wing” said that it had resumed the rocket fire on Israel because the Israeli Air Force had launched an airstrike on a home in Gaza. The group warned that “the price will be a heavy one”. Senior Hamas official Ezzat al-Rishq warned, according to AFP, "Israel will not enjoy security so long as the Palestinian people do not, and it started it." While the latest truce between Israel and Hamas was set to end at midnight on Tuesday, Hamas violated...
  • Firebomb Attacks in Jerusalem Set Home, Bus on Fire

    08/19/2014 3:21:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    As Gaza terrorists breached the ceasefire and renewed their rocket fire on Israeli civilian centers Tuesday, Arab terrorists in the Israeli capital of Jerusalem apparently didn't want to be left out of the action. Two molotov cocktail attacks were launched in the eastern part of Jerusalem late Tuesday night. In the first incident two firebombs were hurled at an Egged bus driving on Yericho Road towards Moti Gur St., which passes adjacent to the Old City to the east. One of the two molotov cocktails exploded on impact, setting the bus on fire. No injuries were caused, but the bus...
  • The Hangman

    08/19/2014 2:41:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Maurice Ogden
    Into our town the Hangman came. Smelling of gold and blood and flame and he paced our bricks with a diffident air and built his frame on the courthouse square The scaffold stood by the courthouse side, Only as wide as the door was wide; A frame as tall, or little more, Than the capping sill of the courthouse door And we wondered, whenever we had the time. Who the criminal, what the crime That the Hangman judged with the yellow twist of knotted hemp in his busy fist. And innocent though we were, with dread, We passed those eyes...
  • Israel to Stop Exports of 'Settlement Products' to EU

    08/17/2014 6:09:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/8/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel will end its export of poultry and dairy produce to the European Union from Jewish communities beyond the Green Line, Israeli and European officials said on Sunday, according to AFP. The restrictions stem from directives issued by the European Commission in February and affect chicken and milk products from communities in eastern Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and Judea and Samaria. "In keeping with previous decisions, the EU no longer recognized the authority of the veterinary inspections services of Israel to approve the export of poultry and (dairy products), the origin of which are in settlements," a European official told...
  • Hamas Rejects Egyptian Ceasefire Proposal, Threatens 'Long War'

    08/16/2014 3:27:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Hamas has sounded a belligerent tone as negotiations for a long-term truce continue in Cairo. In a message posted on his Facebook page, Hamas's "foreign affairs" chief Osama Hamdan said the Islamist terror group rejects the current Egyptian proposal, and pledged a "long war" of attrition against Israel. "Israel must accept the demands of the Palestinian people or face a long war," he said. Other Hamas officials issued similar statements over the course of Saturday. .....
  • Leftist Author: Don't Call Hamas a Terrorist Organization

    08/14/2014 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/14 | Nir Har Zahav
    Leftist Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua is saying that Israel should not refer to Hamas as a “terrorist organization” but as an “enemy”. In an opinion piece published in the New Republic magazine, Yehoshua wrote that Israel should give Hamas the status of a “legitimate enemy”. “What accounts for the fact that, after the retreat of Israel from the Gaza Strip, the departure from Israeli settlements and the transfer of authority to Hamas, we continue to characterize Gaza as a terrorist state rather than as an ‘enemy’?” he wrote. “Is it that the expression ‘a regime of terror’ is a stronger...
  • IAF Launches Airstrikes on Terror Targets in Gaza

    08/13/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/8/14 | Elad Benari
    The Israel Air Force attacked targets in Gaza on Wednesday night, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed in a statement. The attacks came after Gaza terrorists fired rockets at southern Israel, the statement said. “The IDF is prepared for this possibility and is determined to continue to maintain the security of the State of Israel,” the statement noted. .....
  • Egypt's Grand Mufti: IS is Damaging Islam

    08/12/2014 4:05:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/8/14
    Egypt's top religious authority on Tuesday condemned the armed group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which has taken over parts of Iraq and Syria and is now calling itself the Islamic State (IS). According to Reuters, Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam described the group as a corrupt, extremist organization that is damaging Islam. “An extremist and bloody group such as this poses a danger to Islam and Muslims, tarnishing its image as well as shedding blood and spreading corruption,” said Allam, Egypt's most influential Muslim cleric, was quoted by the state news agency MENA as having reported. The...
  • Hamas Clarifies Truce Would Only Be to Plan Next War

    08/12/2014 6:57:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    Even as Israeli representatives are in Cairo to discuss a truce with Hamas on Tuesday, the terrorist group is taking pains to clarify it has no intentions of desisting from trying to wipe Israel off the map. Hamas's "military wing," the Al-Qassam Brigades, released a statement presenting its position on the ongoing talks in Egypt. "The warriors in Gaza are waiting with Allah's help to renew the fighting, or to return to planning the next campaign. There's no escape. Either jihad or planning (for the next jihad)," declared the statement. The remarks leave no doubts that even in the case...
  • Foreign Media Protest Hamas Harassment in Gaza

    08/11/2014 3:11:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/14
    The Foreign Press Association on Monday lodged a strong protest accusing the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas of harassment and of threatening foreign reporters working in Gaza. The association for journalists working in Israel and the Palestinian territories said Hamas authorities and their representatives employed "blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods" against visiting international journalists covering the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza. The FPA, in a statement, protested "in the strongest terms". "The international media are not advocacy organizations and cannot be prevented from reporting by means of threats or pressure, thereby denying their readers and viewers an objective picture from the...
  • Hamas Executed Dozens of Terror Tunnel Excavators

    08/11/2014 3:03:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/8/14 | Shalom Bear
    Photo Over the past few weeks, Hamas executed dozens of tunnel excavators, according to a Mako report. A source in Gaza, familiar with the tunnel industry, told Mako that Hamas suspected these tunnel diggers had information on the location on the tunnels, including their entrances and exits. Hamas was afraid the diggers could have passed the information on these tunnel to Israel. The source said that most of the workers who dug the tunnels did not know their actual locations. Truckloads of blindfolded workers were brought inside buildings, and searched to make sure they had no phones, cameras or GPS...
  • Brave UK Jews Bring Israeli Flags to Galloway 'Judenrein' Town

    08/11/2014 5:58:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/14 | Tova Dvorin
    A small delegation of British Jews bravely made their way to Bradford, UK on Sunday, after notoriously anti-Israel MP George Galloway proudly declared the area Judenrein ("Jew-free"; German). The delegation, bearing Israeli flags and passports, marched to the Bradford Town Hall. The move was organized by UKIP candidate Rabbi Shneur Odze, who took to Facebook to thank participants Sunday. "Well guys - we made it," Odze wrote. "Some Israelis from London, Mandy Blumenthal, I and others, went to Bradford Town Hall with flags, Israeli passports et al." "I must confess to being rather anxious as to what kind of reaction...
  • MK Zoabi Arrives at Police Station for Investigation

    08/11/2014 3:30:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/14 | Yoni Kempinsky, Ari Yashar
    Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) arrived on Monday morning to a police station in Lod, to be investigated by the Lahav 433 unit over incitement to violence and insulting a public worker. Zoabi's arrival for investigation comes after Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein ordered her to do so last Tuesday, after she more than once refused to show up, at one point claiming she has "no time" to sit for the police investigation. Nationalist activists waving Israeli flags, led by Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, were waiting at the station as Zoabi pulled up in her car, at which they tried to approach...
  • IS Forces Kill 500 Yazidis, Some of Whom Were Buried Alive

    08/10/2014 5:04:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    Terrorists from the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday. The killings reported by Iraqi Human Rights Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani to Reuters add to a long list of atrocities reportedly committed by the radical group in Iraq and neighboring Syria, where it wants to create a caliphate. "Some of the victims, including women and children, were buried alive in scattered mass graves in and around Sinjar," he said, and added that some 300 women were kidnapped as...
  • Obama: Bibi Too Strong in Polls to Compromise

    08/09/2014 2:44:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    U.S. President Barack Obama opined in a New York Times interview that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is too popular at the moment to make territorial compromises with the Palestinian Authority. Asked whether he should be more vigorous in pressing Netanyahu, and the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, to reach a land-for-peace deal, Obama said that this has to start with them. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s “poll numbers are a lot higher than mine” and “were greatly boosted by the war in Gaza,” Obama said. “And so if he doesn’t feel some internal pressure, then it’s hard...
  • Kurdish pleas for weapons may finally be heard

    08/09/2014 2:32:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    AOL News ^ | 9/8/14 | Ken Delanian
    WASHINGTON (AP) - For years, Kurdish officials have beseeched the Obama administration to let them buy U.S. weapons. For just as long, the administration has rebuffed America's closest allies in Iraq. U.S. officials insisted they could only sell arms to the government in Baghdad, even after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki broke a written promise to deliver some to the Kurds. Their peaceful, semiautonomous northern region had been the lone success story to come out of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The U.S. has resisted arming the Kurds because Washington's aim is to keep Iraq united. A strong Kurdish army could hasten...
  • Miracle in Sderot: Rocket Hits House, But No Injuries

    08/08/2014 8:11:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/14 | Uzi Baruch
    A rocket fired from Gaza scored a direct hit on a house in the embattled Israeli city of Sderot - but miraculously no injuries were caused as the residents were out at the time. However significant damage was caused to the property itself, and police were called to deal with shrapnel from the rocket. Terrorists usually pack Gaza-made "Kassam" rockets with nails, ball bearings and other pieces of shrapnel to maximise the lethality of the missiles. Several other rockets fired at the same time landed in open areas, including one in the city of Ashkelon and another in the the...
  • Hamas Ultimatum: Open Gaza Sea Port or We Start Firing on Friday

    08/07/2014 4:44:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/14
    A spokesman for Hamas's "military wing", the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, warned Thursday of renewed fighting with Israel if talks in Cairo to extend a 72-truce in Gaza collapsed. "We appeal to the Palestinian delegation to not accept a ceasefire, unless it satisfies the demands of our people," a spokesman using the nom-de-guerre Abu Obeida said in a televised address, adding that Hamas fighters were "ready to return to battle." The three-day truce ending four weeks of bloodshed between Israel and Hamas is due to end at 0500 GMT Friday. .....
  • British MP George Galloway Declares His City 'Israeli-Free'

    08/07/2014 3:40:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Controversial far-left British MP George Galloway has declared his constituency an "Israel-free zone", in comments that are bound to invite further allegations of racism. The notoriously anti-Israel Galloway told a meeting of the Respect Party which he heads that Israelis of any persuasion were "not welcome" in Bradford, where serves as MP. video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMSM5vvAmYs "We have declared Bradford an Israel free zone," he told party activists at the meeting in Leeds. "We don’t want any Israeli goods. We don’t want any Israeli services. We don’t want any Israeli academics, coming to the university or the college. We don’t even want...
  • PA Continuing with Efforts to Join International Criminal Court

    08/05/2014 3:51:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/8/14 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is continuing its efforts to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Ma’an news agency reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the PA’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Riyad al-Maliki, met with ICC officials to discuss the Israeli operation in Gaza. During his visit, Al-Maliki inquired about the legal procedures necessary for the PA to join the ICC and sign the Rome Statute in order to take action against possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza, according to the report. Al-Maliki said he would consult members of the Palestinian Authority government on the matter after his visit. He...
  • British Muslim Minister Quits over Gaza Policy

    08/05/2014 4:03:33 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/8/14
    A British minister who was the first Muslim woman to sit in the Cabinet has resigned over the British government's policy on Gaza, she said Tuesday. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a minister at the Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, wrote on Twitter: "With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza." Warsi's parents were Pakistani immigrants and she was made a member of the House of Lords in 2007. She was appointed to Cameron's Cabinet when his coalition government took power in...
  • Hamas Scare Clip Becomes Israel's Summer Hit

    08/04/2014 5:46:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    Shortly after Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza began 27 days ago, Hamas released a video clip of a song it produced that calls on Palestinian Arabs to carry out terror attacks. The clip is in Hebrew, however, and appears to mostly be intended for demoralizing Israelis. video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmL3lpXW4KU Surprisingly, though, Israelis found the tune of “Attack! Carry Out Terror Strikes” extremely catchy. Making it even more fun was the flowery Hebrew, dotted with nonexistent words sung in a heavy Arab accent, all of which led to the song's becoming a summer hit. It has since spawned numerous covers and...
  • Video: Joyous Pro-Israel Rally Overwhelms Protesters in NYC

    08/04/2014 7:24:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/8/14 | Danielle Avel
    beautiful pro-Israel rally spontaneously erupted in New York City on July 25, filling the street with chants celebrating the Jewish State. This outburst responded to an ugly crowd of anti-Israel zealots targeting Jewish-owned businesses in what they called a “direct action.” The anti-Israel protesters marched through the streets, stopping traffic while screaming “Free, free Palestine! Free, free Gaza!” These seemingly innocuous slogans were mixed with darker ones such as: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” i.e., from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, ‘Palestine’ will replace Israel. “Intifada, intifada!” which is a call for violence...
  • Hamas: We Have Never Fired Rockets at Civilians

    08/03/2014 3:52:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/8/14
    In yet one more attempt to present a revisionist history of events as part of its propaganda campaign, Hamas has declared that it never has fired rockets at Israeli civilians. The Al-Qassam Brigade, Hamas's military wing, has again cautioned Israel against continuing its attempts to harm the population in Gaza, threatening to fire long-range rockets at all Israeli cities, as "there is nothing so precious to us as the lives of our people." Hamas also iterated that it had done all in its power to avoid causing harm to Israeli civilians. "During our campaign, we have taken great pains to...
  • White House Blames Israel for UNRWA School Deaths

    07/31/2014 2:48:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/14
    The United States said Thursday there was little doubt Israeli artillery was the source of a "totally indefensible" strike that killed 16 people at a UN school in Gaza. White House spokesman Josh Earnest noted that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had said all available evidence pointed to Israeli artillery and that the Israeli government had acknowledged its forces were firing in the area in response to Hamas fire near the school. “So while we underscore the importance of a full and prompt investigation of this tragic incident, as well as a shelling of other UN facilities and schools that have...
  • State Department: Kerry Has 'Made Progress' in Ceasefire Bid

    07/31/2014 2:41:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/8/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has "made some progress" in complicated talks to try to reach a ceasefire in Gaza, his department said Thursday. "We know we're not there yet. But I think we have made some progress," said deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, according to AFP. "The secretary is very engaged in it. And hopefully soon we'll be able to get something temporary in place," she added. Harf refused to be drawn further, including whether Washington was still trying to put in place a 24-hour truce or something longer, nor would she be drawn on how much...
  • Yesha Arabs Plan Day of Rage for Friday

    07/31/2014 2:37:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/14
    Hostile Arabs in Judea and Samaria who identify with Gaza terrorists have planned a "Day of Rage" for Friday. .....
  • MK Feiglin: Take Gaza, Pay People to Leave

    07/31/2014 2:33:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Feiglin does not believe in going after rocket launchers or tunnels. Gaza should be retaken in whole, he said, by directly attacking the Hamas leadership and striving for victory, and doing so according to Jewish law, without sacrificing soldiers in order to save members of the local population, which voted Hamas into power. Once this is accomplished, the terrorists who fight Israel must be destroyed, he said, and the remaining population should be encouraged to leave through monetary compensation. Surveys show that 80% of Gazans would like to leave the Mediterranean coastal strip and move elsewhere in the world. The...
  • State Department Hits Back at Israeli Criticism Over Kerry

    07/30/2014 3:07:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/14
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/static/Resizer.ashx/news/468/282/499773.jpg Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Hamas are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said Wednesday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from "respected voices in Israel talking about the secretary of state, claiming that he supports Hamas, which is offensive and absurd." The United States had been given Israel "a level of support which has been quite frankly unprecedented in our history, even when we stood alone," she added. Kerry has been the subject...
  • Peace Now Head Criticizes Bennett Over Gaza Statements

    07/29/2014 4:37:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/14 | Ido Ben Porat
    Yariv Oppenheimer, director of the far-left Peace Now organization, criticized Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday, after Bennett said that the goal of the current campaign in Gaza must include a clear military decision that leaves Hamas defeated and disarmed. "How convenient it is to be Bennett and push Netanyahu into Gaza," said Oppenheimer. "If it does not happen that you can blame Netanyahu and say ‘we told you so’, and if it does happen, Netanyahu will be responsible for the failure and the complication of the day after,” he added. "I propose that Israel agree to lift the siege...
  • Hamas Arch-Terrorist: No Ceasefire Until Siege Ends

    07/29/2014 3:53:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/14 | Elad Benari
    In a rare audio message, the head of Hamas’s “military wing” declared on Tuesday that the only way to reach a ceasefire in Gaza is for Israel to end its “siege” on the coastal territory. The message by Mohammed Deif, head of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was broadcast on Hamas’s television network, and is the first official statement by Deif since Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012. In the message, the arch-terrorist repeated Hamas’s conditions for a ceasefire, saying, "The firing will stop only if the [Israeli] aggression ends only if and the blockade is lifted. The Zionist entity...
  • 6 Soldiers Wounded by Mortar Shells as Sirens Sound in Jerusalem

    07/29/2014 3:28:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/7/14 | Talia Blatman
    Six soldiers were wounded on Tuesday evening by a barrage of mortar shells in the Gaza Region. The condition of the six wounded soldiers has not yet been made public. Yesterday, four soldiers were killed by mortar shells near Israel’s border with Gaza: Staff Sergeant Eliav Eliahu Chaim Kachlon, aged 22 from Tzfat; Corporal Meidan Maimon Bitton, aged 20 from Netivot; Corporal Niran Cohen, aged 20 from Tiberias; and Sergeant Major Adi Brigga, aged 23 from Beit Shikmah. Earlier on Tuesday night, at around 8:20 p.m. sirens were heard in Beit Shemesh, the communities comprising the Mateh Yehudah region, and...
  • In Leaked Tape, Hostile Obama Tries to Force PM to Accept Truce

    07/29/2014 1:51:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/7/14 | Ari Soffer
    Damning evidence has emerged of US President Barack Obama's dismissal of Israel's position in favor of supporting the position of Hamas and its allies... A "senior US official" leaked an audio recording of a telephone conversation between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Channel One. In it the 35-minute conversation, which took place on Sunday, the US President appears downright hostile at points, and even cuts off Netanyahu in the middle of his protestations over a one-sided truce proposal which would have seen Hamas receive all its key demands, but that Israel ultimately rejected. The following is an excerpt...
  • Danny Dayan: Obama, Kerry Caused 'Long-Term Damage'

    07/28/2014 3:40:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/7/14 | Yaakov Levi
    Danny Dayan, head of the Council of Judea and Samaria, said Monday that asking Israel to stop its attacks on Hamas at this time was “a perversion of morality and diplomacy.” Israelis understand quite well, he said, that “they are fighting for their homes. No matter what we do the enemy will never be satisfied” without Israel's destruction. “We must continue fighting until our goals are reached.” Dayan was speaking in light of the heavy pressure being placed on Israel by US President Barack H Obama for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire. In his proposal, Obama said that the issue...
  • Obama Speaks to Netanyahu, Stresses Need for Ceasefire

    07/27/2014 4:14:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/7/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening, and stressed the need for an immediate and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza. “The President underscored the United States’ strong condemnation of Hamas’ rocket and tunnel attacks against Israel and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself,” said a statement from the White House. “The President also reiterated the United States’ serious and growing concern about the rising number of Palestinian civilian deaths and the loss of Israeli lives, as well as the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza,” it added. According to the statement, Obama “made clear the strategic...
  • At 2:30 A.M., Jews Blast Shema Prayer at Muslim Neighborhood

    07/27/2014 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Armed with loudspeakers, they blasted the “Shema” incantation (from the 'Hear O Israel' prayer) in the direction of the Muslim Arab neighborhood of Tzur Baher. They reportedly did so at about 2:30 a.m. Video of the Jewish counterattack garnered enthusiastic reactions on Facebook. Jews all over Israel find themselves routinely harassed by noise pollution from Muslim neighborhoods in recent years. This less-known “intifada” by Arabs involves fitting loudspeakers on minarets in mosques – which for centuries made do with unamplified muezzin calls for prayer. The Jerusalem Municipality reportedly embarked on a process to investigate and limit the noise pollution by...
  • Hit and Run Terrorism at Gush Etzion Bus Stop

    07/26/2014 3:21:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 25/7/14 | Tatzpit News Agency
    An Arab driver swerved into a group of people, mostly women and girls standing at a Gush Etzion Junction (Tzomet HaGush) bus stop. One woman (20) was injured in the attack, and was taken to Hadassah Ein Karen hospital. The driver drove off and was captured south of Gush Etzion. The driver claims it was an accident, but after reviewing the footage (below), the police believe... The footage was captured by the security camera overlooking the bus stop. Video
  • Fatah Declares War on Israel

    The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade of Judea and Samaria, the military wing of Fatah (PLO), headed by Mahmoud Abbas, who also serves as the "President of Palestine" and head of the PLO, has declared "open war" against the "Zionist enemy." In a ecorded message from July 23, three armed terrorists from the al-Aqsa brigade announced that they would not sit idly by during the Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, and that they intend to bring the struggle deep into Israeli territory. "The language of blood is the only way to answer Zionist aggression", they said, stating that international law permits...
  • Kerry told Hamas many of its demands would be met under ceasefire deal’

    07/26/2014 2:40:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 26/7/14 | Avi Issacharoff
    US Secretary of State John Kerry informed Hamas via Qatar last week that under his proposal for a ceasefire with Israel, based on the original Egyptian initiative, the US would guarantee the fulfillment of many of Hamas’s demands for an end to the war, Palestinian sources told The Times of Israel on Saturday. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Kerry’s handling of the ceasefire effort was castigated by Israeli sources on Friday and Saturday, and the Israeli security cabinet unanimously rejected his ceasefire proposal on Friday night. The...
  • 'Spoiled' New Jersey teen Rachel Canning says boyfriend choked her, gets restraining order

    07/23/2014 3:41:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Daily News ^ | 23/7/14 | Meg Wagner
    The New Jersey teenager who sued her parents has received a domestic violence restraining order against the boyfriend her mom and dad always hated. Rachel Canning, 18, made headlines last year when she moved out of her family's Lincoln Park home, then demanded her parents pay her child support. The family had been fighting for months over Rachel's wild behavior.... .....
  • IDF Returns Fire After Terrorists Attack From Gaza Hospital

    07/23/2014 5:44:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/7/14 | Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Soffer
    The IDF has struck a terrorist position in Gaza's Al Wafa hospital, illustrating the highly sensitive and illegal use of civilian targets as human shields by Hamas and other Gazan terrorist groups. IDF sources say that the controversial decision to attack the position was taken after several days in which ground forces came under heavy fire from gunmen positioned inside the hospital grounds. The fire reportedly included both light weaponry and heavy anti-tank missiles directed towards IDF armored vehicles. "The hospital premises were being used as war rooms and command centers by the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad," said...