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  • South Sudan: Cease-Fire Signed

    01/23/2014 4:02:14 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 7 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | January 23, 2014 | South Sudan News Staff
    South Sudan: Cease-Fire SignedBy South Sudan News StaffNAIROBI, Kenya January 23 The government of South Sudan was pleased to announce that rebels loyal to the countrys ousted former vice president signed a cease-fire agreement today. The cease-fire ends more than a month of fighting that displaced thousands of people. Under the agreement, signed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, both sides in the conflict promised to lay down their weapons. But they have also said that a cessation of hostilities would be a temporary measure, short of a formal peace agreement, and that negotiations would have to continue....
  • South Sudan Optimistic Of Reaching Ceasefire

    01/15/2014 4:13:49 PM PST · by IsraelBeach
    South Sudan News ^ | January 15, 2014 | South Sudan News Staff
    South Sudan Optimistic Of Reaching CeasefireBy South Sudan News StaffJuba January 15 The head of the South Sudan governmental delegation on peace talks has expressed optimism over the ongoing peace talks with rebels loyal to former South Sudan Vice President Dr. Riek Machar in the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa. Nhial Deng Nhial, the Head of the South Sudan government negotiation team arrived home from Addis Ababa on Monday for consultations with President Salva Kiir following the start of face to face talks with the rebels in its first day on Monday. We are hopeful, Nhial told journalists in...
  • Seattle Mayor Invites Businesses to Post 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Their Stores

    08/19/2013 12:52:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    Seattle Mayor Invites Businesses to Post 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Their Stores August 19, 2013 - 3:18 PM By Penny Starr ( Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, a Democrat, is inviting local merchants to voluntarily post Gun Free Zone signs in their businesses, letting customers who have guns know they should shop elsewhere. We are here to support businesses that do not wish to have guns on their premises McGinn said in a press release issued by Washington CeaseFire, which is partnering with the mayor for the campaign. The police department regularly enforces trespass laws when a visitor to a...
  • UN calls for Ramadan ceasefire in Syria

    07/09/2013 3:54:32 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    <p>UNITED NATIONS (AP) The United Nations secretary-general wants all sides in Syrias violent conflict to stop fighting during the holy month of Ramadan.</p> <p>Ban Ki-moon says in a statement that I am calling for every person holding a gun, to stop fighting and offer this month of peace as a collective present to their people.</p>
  • Palestinians Break Ceasefire

    03/04/2013 5:02:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Charles Bybelezer | March 4, 2013
    Last weeks under-the-radar rocket attack on Ashkelon, Israel was the inevitable outcome of cumulative, distressing circumstances, foremost of which was the recent joint call by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal for a peaceful Intifada. Their promotion of a popular resistance manifested, initially, in mass protests in the West Bank, ostensibly against the detention of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israel, but quickly devolved into a series of clashes between IDF soldiers and Molotov cocktail- and rock-throwing Palestinians. This non-violence intensified significantly after Arafat Jaradat, a Palestinian arrested during one of the demonstrations, died in Israeli custody....
  • Background Checks a Failed Paradigm: Prohibited Possession Works

    01/15/2013 12:12:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 January, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    The failed paradigm that has been followed for 44 years in the United States has been to attempt, unsuccessfully, to prevent crime by not allowing prohibited groups from buying firearms. Obviously, this approach has not worked. It is a failed paradigm because its focus is on the 99 percent of people who do not need to be controlled, instead of the 1 percent who do. The 1 percent can always find a way to obtain firearms illegally. The Supreme court has ruled that in the United States, you have a right to a loaded, unlocked handgun that is in common...
  • IDF: Arab Rioting More Since 'Pillar of Defense'

    12/08/2012 2:43:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/12 | David Lev
    A violent face-off developed Thursday afternoon between IDF soldiers and Arabs in Hevron. In the wake of the face-off, a major Arab riot developed, with Arabs throwing stones and bricks at IDF soldiers. Israeli forces used anti-riot tactics to break up the fracas. IDF officials said they considered the incident serious, and that an investigation had been opened. Officials said that the level of Arab rioting in Judea and Samaria had climbed significantly since Operation Pillar of Defense ended, and that there were more reports of rock throwing and other terror incidents. Officials said that they had also been prepared...
  • Hamas TV Airs 'Death to Israel!' Music Video Day After Agreeing to Ceasefire

    11/25/2012 11:36:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/25/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    The day after Hamas agreed to a ceasefire with Israel, the terrorist group's TV station aired this "Death to Israel!" music video on its station: "Destroy the throne of Zion, the house of absolute evil," the song goes. "Raise the banner of victory. Be like the fire of a volcano. Repeat in the name of your Jihad: Death to Israel! With blood and fire, resist until freedom. Defeat the soldiers of aggression the enemies of humanity." The tune is illustrated with video of rockets being launched from Gaza, presumably, into Israel, the Zionist state, as well as other war scenes....
  • 'Son of Hamas' Says Israel Made a Mistake with Ceasefire

    11/24/2012 2:28:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/11/12 | Elad Benari
    Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of one of the founders of the Hamas terrorist organization and author of the book Son of Hamas, said on Friday that Israel made a mistake by agreeing to a ceasefire with Gazas terrorist rulers. Yousef has spent a number of years abroad following a decade in which he risked his life working undercover as an agent for the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet). His code name during that time was 'The Green Prince.' "What is important is that at the moment there is a ceasefire, and I think we need to look at things...
  • The trap that Ariel Sharon built

    11/23/2012 6:57:57 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/23/2012 | Carolyne B. Glick
    The ceasefire agreement that Israel accepted Wednesday night to end the current round of Palestinian rocket and missile attacks is not a good deal for Israel by any stretch of the imagination. At best, Israel and Hamas are placed on the same moral plane. The ceasefire erases the distinction between Israel, a peace-seeking liberal democracy that wants simply to defend its citizens from molestation, and Hamas, a genocidal jihadist terrorist outfit that seeks the eradication of the Jewish people and the destruction of Israel. Under international law, Israel is not just within its rights to defend itself from Hamas. It...
  • Demonstrators: Bibi is a Coward

    11/22/2012 4:48:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/11/12
    About 100 activists from MK Michael Ben-Aris newly-formed Power to Israel party demonstrated on Thursday evening near the Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva, against the failure of Operation Pillar of Defense. Ben-Ari was among the protesters. The demonstrators yelled Bibi is a coward and called to topple the Hamas regime in Gaza in order to restore the quiet to southern Israel. MK Ben-Ari said during the demonstration that an enemy is fought with an iron fist and not an iron dome. ....
  • Report: Egypt Warned Israel that a Ground Op would End Peace

    11/22/2012 1:39:37 PM PST · by Bobalu · 13 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 11/22/2012, 9:54 PM | Gil Ronen
    Israel decided to refrain from a ground invasion of Gaza after it was warned that such a move could spell the end of the peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan, Channel 2 reported Thursday. According to the report, Mossad Head Tamir Pardo, who went to Cairo as Israel's representative in the contacts that preceded the ceasefire, was told in messages from Cairo and from Washington that the peaceful relations between Israel, Jordan and Egypt were at risk.
  • Terrorists Fire 20 Rockets Since Ceasefire Begins

    11/21/2012 3:31:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/12 | Elad Benari
    Gazas terrorist rulers marked the ceasefire that went into effect on Wednesday evening by continuing to fire rockets at southern Israel. According to Kol Yisrael radios midnight newscast, 20 rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel since the ceasefire went into effect at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. There were no reports of physical injuries or damages. Before the ceasefire went into effect, terrorists fired a barrage of 40 rockets at the area, targeting Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Beer Sheva among other cities. In Beer Sheva, a rocket directly hit a home, causing no physical injuries. Four rockets fired at Ashdod...
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Statement on FaceBook

    11/21/2012 2:12:52 PM PST · by onyx · 30 replies
    FaceBook ^ | November 21, 2012 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    אני יודע שישנם אזרחים שמצפים לפעולה צבאית חריפה עוד יותר, וייתכן מאוד שנידרש לה, אבל בעת הזאת, הדבר הנכון למדינת ישראל הוא למצות את ההזדמנות הזאת להשיג הפסקת אש מתמשכת. כראש ממשלה מוטלת עליי האחריות – והיא אחריות עליונה – לעשות את הצעדים הנכונים לשמור על ביטחוננו. כך נהגתי, כך אמשיך לנהוג. I realize that there are citizens who expect a harsher military action and we may very well need to do that. But at present, the right thing for the State of Israel is to exhaust this possibility of reaching a long-term cease-fire. As Prime Minister, I have...
  • Hamas Declares Victory, Gaza Celebrates

    11/21/2012 1:02:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 127 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal announced in a press conference Wednesday evening that Israel "has failed in all its goals" in Operation Defensive Pillar, following the cease fire announcement. "After eight days, God stayed their hand from the people of Gaza, and they were compelled to submit to the conditions of the resistance," Mashaal said. "Israel has failed in all its goals," he told reporters in a Cairo hotel. Mashaal also thanked ceasefire mediator Egypt, as well as Iran, which he said "had a role in arming" Hamas during the conflict. Arabs in Gaza took to the streets to celebrate the...
  • Obama Praises Netanyahu on Gaza Cease-Fire

    11/21/2012 12:03:49 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday for agreeing to an Egypt-crafted cease-fire with Palestinian militants in Gaza. Obama, speaking to Netanyahu by telephone, also underlined America's unwavering support for Israel's security and said he hoped to "intensify" U.S. assistance. "The president commended the prime minister for agreeing to the Egyptian cease-fire proposalwhich the president recommended the prime minister dowhile reiterating that Israel maintains the right to defend itself," the White House said in a summary of the conversation.
  • Egypt announces cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas

    11/21/2012 10:47:59 AM PST · by yoe · 44 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 21-2012 | Emily Alpert
    Egypt announced a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas effective Wednesday evening local time, the Associated Press reported. In details of the agreement obtained by the news agency, Israel will cease all military activity against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip at 9 p.m. local time (11 a.m. PST) and Palestinian militants will cease rocket attacks into Israel. After 24 hours of quiet, Gaza's border crossings with Israel will be opened further to allow freer movement of goods and people. The announcement by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton followed talks in Cairo between Clinton...
  • Hillary Clinton Announces Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas

    11/21/2012 10:00:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/21/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that will go into effect Wednesday at 2 p.m. Eastern time. This is a critical moment for the region, Clinton said during a news conference with Egypts foreign minister in Cairo. The people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed the cease-fire deal and said in a statement Israel would give a chance to the Egyptian-brokered deal.
  • Report: Gaza Ceasefire 'Within Hours'

    11/19/2012 6:34:47 PM PST · by Bobalu · 31 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 11/20/2012, 4:16 AM | Elad Benari
    A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza could go into effect within several hours, according to a Monday night report by the Al-Arabiya network. The report said that the forum of nine senior Israeli ministers was expected to approve an initial outline for a ceasefire with Hamas. According to the outline offered by Egypt and described in the report, Israel will stop the air strikes on Gaza and stop the targeted killings of senior members of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza, in exchange for a complete cessation of the rocket fire into Israel.
  • Former CeaseFire worker fatally shot in Woodlawn(IL)

    A former employee of the CeaseFire violence prevention program was fatally shot today in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, officials said. ----------------------------cut-------------------------- "Marlon had a past, a lot of guys we work with and we hire do have a past," said Hardiman. "He got out of the life style and tried to turn his life around."
  • Results of Chicago paying tribute to thugs

    09/11/2012 6:52:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 10 September, 2012 | NA
    Works about as well as gun control Paying tribute to thugs to prevent crime nets us this gem (GunNews) Ceasefire Illinois got a million dollars from the City of Chicago earlier this summer to hire ex-convicts to mediate disputes between violent criminals and to prevent crime. Its true. This isnt April Fools and sadly, its not a joke: Chicago (Sun-Times) Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday hes proceeding with caution in forging a city partnership with CeaseFire Illinois and not writing a blank check to make certain ex-offenders hired by the group are preventing crime, not committing...
  • Hamas Calls Ceasefire After Nearly 100 Rockets

    06/20/2012 2:47:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas military wing said on Wednesday that it had agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel, AFP reported. In response to the Egyptian efforts to try and stop the aggression on our people, we at Al-Qassam Brigades and all resistance factions declare our commitment to stop this round of confrontation, as long as (Israel) commits to stopping its crimes, said a statement from Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades. The statement noted that terrorists had fired 96 rockets and nine mortars at Israel during the recent wave of violence. Our confrontation with the enemy in this round was at the minimal level of...
  • Islamic Jihad Accepts Conditional Ceasefire

    10/30/2011 4:27:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedaliahu
    Islamic Jihad terrorists have accepted an Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire on condition that Israel does not continue to strike terror targets. Virtually every previous Gaza ceasefire has broken down, sometimes within hours and no longer than within several weeks. The announcement came three hours after a halt in rocket and mortar shell attacks on Israel.The IDF also has held its fire since the early morning attacks. One missile exploded in an athletic field, but no one was wounded. .....
  • Rocket Fire Continues on Southern Israel During Terrorist Truce

    08/22/2011 2:53:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/8/11 | Chana Yaar
    Southern Israeli cities came under rocket fire again for a fifth night despite claims by Gaza terrorists they were committed to a ceasefire. Residents in the coastal city of Ashkelon found themselves racing for cover several times throughout the night Monday as the Color Red air raid siren blared its warning, starting in the early evening. Two medium-range Grad Katyusha missiles, fired by terrorists in northern Gaza, exploded in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council district at around 7:40 p.m. local time. Both landed in open areas, although one set off a large brush fire in a field that quickly ignited...
  • Hamas Ends Ceasefire with Israel

    08/20/2011 10:52:08 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/11 | Elad Benari
    Hamas military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, called off a ceasefire with Israel late Friday, Hamas Al-Aqsa radio reported. According to the report, which was quoted by the Bethlehem-based Maan news agency, Hamas will allow terror factions in Gaza to respond to Israeli attacks in the Strip. Those attacks come in response to provocations by the same terror groups in Gaza, such as Thursdays multiple attacks near Eilat or the barrage of rockets which were fired at Israel from Gaza on Friday. A representative of the militant group was quoted as having said, There can be no truce with the Israeli...
  • Lose in Libya, lose the Middle East

    04/12/2011 2:45:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 11, 2011 | Benny Avni
    We are in Libya for a reason, and for that reason it's important to win -- which means avoiding any trap that would allow the war to end with Moammar Khadafy still in power. Over the weekend, the African Union set just such a trap. Led by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, an AU group arrived yesterday at Benghazi, the Libyan rebels' stronghold, offering a "ceasefire" plan that Khadafy had agreed to a day earlier. Of course, the rebels declined, vowing to reject any future "solution" that would fall short of Khadafy's ouster. But the goal of Khadafy and his...
  • Iraqis find Iranian-made rockets after US attacked (base near Basra attacked on Monday evening)

    08/18/2009 12:51:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 708+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/18/09 | Sameer N. Yacoub - ap
    BAGHDAD U.S.-backed Iraqi troops seized a launcher loaded with more than a dozen Iranian-made rockets and detained three suspected militants after an attack against the American base outside the southern city of Basra, officials said Tuesday. Col. Karim al-Zaidi said the missiles were found in an eastern section of Iraq's second largest city after rockets targeted the U.S. base Monday evening. The U.S. military confirmed that 16 rockets were found and three suspects detained by Iraqi troops who responded to the attack. It said no casualties were reported.
  • Taliban Extends Ceasefire, Negotiates Peace With Pakistan

    02/24/2009 9:09:10 AM PST · by JBOTW · 168+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/24/09 | ZAHID HUSSAIN
    SEOUL, South Korea North Korea said Tuesday it is preparing to shoot a satellite into orbit, its clearest reference yet to an impending launch that neighbors and the U.S. suspect will be a provocative test of a long-range missile.
  • Olmert: No Gaza truce without Shalit

    02/14/2009 2:05:52 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 10 replies · 1,219+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 2/14/09 | Barak Ravid and Jack Khoury
    The office of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Saturday issued a statement saying that Israel will not agree to a cease-fire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip unless abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit is freed. "The prime minister's position is that Israel will not reach understandings on a truce before the release of Gilad Shalit," the statement said.
  • The Gaza Cease-Fire - Merely a "Lull"

    01/27/2009 8:21:01 AM PST · by APRPEH · 5 replies · 273+ views
    APRPEH ^ | 2 Shevat 5769/27 January 2009 | APRPEH
    The MSM, reporting from Gaza City is once again showing its bias against Israel. By reporting an Israeli reaction to an act of violence at the beginning of an article, the intent is to cast the IDF and Israel in the worst possible light. The roadside bomb which killed an Israeli soldier and wounded three others, mentioned initially in the second paragraph without explanation and then in the third paragraph where you finally see for the first time that the air strike, the lead idea in the report, was in response to an attack on an Israeli patrol. more
  • Hamas offers Israel year-long truce

    01/25/2009 2:35:55 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 32 replies · 1,318+ views
    Hamas officials in Cairo have proposed a year-long truce with Israel and an opening of the crossings into the Gaza Strip, in the latest round of diplomatic meetings to build on a fragile ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Hamas official Ayman Taha told reporters in Cairo on Sunday that his delegation was briefed by the Egyptians on an Israeli proposal for a year-and-a-half long truce with only partial opening of the border, which they rejected. Instead, Taha says the group made a counter offer of a year with open borders, which they now must discuss with their leadership in Damascus.
  • Cease-Fire Ceases

    01/21/2009 10:21:00 AM PST · by Jbny · 12 replies · 541+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | January 20, 2009 | Abe Greenwald
    Who could be surprised by the following Haaretz report? The Israel Air Force on Tuesday evening bombed a target in the Gaza Strip used earlier in the day [by] Palestinian militants to fire eight mortar shells at Israel. Militants on Tuesday also opened fire at Israel Defense Forces soldiers in Gaza in two separate incidents, in the first violation of a shaky cease-fire in the coastal strip that ended Israels 3-week offensive against Hamas. Even though the coverage leads with Israels bombs, the cease-fire was broken by Palestinian rockets and guns. This doesnt scream out sustainable and durable. Up until...
  • The Leaders Are Always Right!

    01/19/2009 8:32:18 AM PST · by chaimke · 172+ views
    Freedom's Cost ^ | 01/19/2009 | David Waldman
    It is comforting to know that Israels leaders, for the last 15 years, have and continue to make the right decisions at the right time. Shimon Peres was right when he spearheaded the move to let Yassar Arafat back into Israel and be given the Gaza Strip and Jericho on a silver platter. Peres and then prime minister Yitzchak Rabin were right when they signed the Oslo peace deal essentially ceding most of Judea and Samaria to the PLO, all in exchange for for in exchange for anything? The Palestinian Liberation Organization whose very existence was predicated on sowing death...
  • Hamas announces ceasefire in Gaza

    01/18/2009 8:09:04 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 524+ views
    BBC ^ | 15:41 GMT, Sunday, 18 January 2009 | BBC Staff
    The Palestinian militant group Hamas has announced an immediate ceasefire with Israel in Gaza.A statement read by a Hamas spokesman said the group would hold fire for a week to give Israel time to withdraw its forces from the Gaza Strip. The move came hours after a unilateral Israeli ceasefire came into effect. The cessation of hostilities was earlier cast into doubt by fresh rocket fire into Israel and an Israeli air strike on militants in Gaza. High alertHamas' deputy chief in Syria, Moussa Abou Marzouk, said the ceasefire was in the name of all "Palestinian resistance factions". "We... announce...
  • Hamas fires rockets after declaring ceasefire contingent on Israeli withdrawal

    01/18/2009 8:53:51 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 10 replies · 684+ views
    Debkafile ^ | January 18, 2009, 5:34 PM (GMT+02:00) | Staff
    Sunday, Jan. 18, Hamas leader Mussa Abu Marzuk in Damascus declared an immediate ceasefire on behalf of all the Palestinian organizations conditional on Israel's withdrawal from Gaza within a week. A few minutes later, two rockets exploded in two kibbutzim near the Gaza border, topping 15 fired earlier at Sderot, Ashkelon, Eshkol, Ashdod and Kiryat Gat. DEBKAfile's military sources report that armed Hamas units are moving to take control of the Gaza Strip as Israeli forces redeploy ready to withdraw.
  • Hamas Announces Cease-Fire in Gaza

    01/18/2009 8:16:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 510+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/18/09 | Reuters
    GAZA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Hamas said on Sunday it would cease fire immediately along with other militant groups in the Gaza Strip and give Israel, which already declared a unilateral truce, a week to pull its troops out of the territory.
  • UN's Ban calls for timetable of Israeli withdrawal [Israel to Announce Unilateral Cease-Fire]

    01/17/2009 12:56:04 PM PST · by Enchante · 75 replies · 2,841+ views
    REUTERS ^ | Sat Jan 17, 2009 | Reuters Staff
    BEIRUT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday that if Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza Strip it should include a timetable for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Hamas-ruled enclave. Israel is planning to announce on Saturday a halt to its three-week Gaza offensive without any deal with Hamas, an Israeli official said.
  • Israel declares ceasefire in Gaza

    01/17/2009 1:45:48 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 2,589+ views
    Israel declares ceasefire in Gaza Israel is to halt its three-week military offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said. Israel had achieved the aims of its operation, Mr Olmert said, and a unilateral Israeli ceasefire would take effect from 0200 (2400 GMT). Earlier, a Hamas spokesman said it would fight until its demands were met. Nearly 1,200 Palestinians have been killed since the violence began on 27 December. Thirteen Israelis have died. Minutes before Mr Olmert was due to speak, a rocket was fired from Gaza, a BBC producer in Gaza said. 'Goals...
  • Cabinet Passes Unilateral Ceasefire

    01/17/2009 1:00:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 47 replies · 1,167+ views ^ | Reported: 22:50 PM - Jan/17/09 | n/a
    ( The cabinet has voted to accept a unilateral ceasefire in Gaza. Two ministers voted against the proposal and one abstained from voting.
  • Israel plans ceasefire, Hamas vows to fight on (Israel: Goals Attained - Drudge)

    01/17/2009 10:33:43 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 10 replies · 633+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/17/09 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    GAZA (Reuters) - Israel plans to halt its Gaza offensive without any deal with Hamas, an Israeli official said on Saturday, in an apparent effort to deny the Islamist group any gains from the three-week-old conflict. Hamas leaders in exile have vowed to fight on, but many of the 1.5 million Palestinians enduring incessant bombardment and privation in Gaza seemed desperate for their ordeal to end. "The goal is to announce, subject to cabinet approval, a suspension of military activities because we believe our goals have been attained," said the official, asking not to be named.
  • Will Israel End The Gaza War TOO EARLY?

    01/16/2009 7:48:12 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 451+ views
    Pajama's Media/Yidwithlid ^ | 1/16/09 | Yidwithlid
    This morning, Hamas leader in hiding Khaled Mashaal rejected Israel's conditions for a Gaza cease-fire and demanded an immediate opening of the territory's borders, taking a tough line Friday as he asked Arab countries to back him by cutting off any ties with Israel. The Hamas government in hiding is arguing with the Hamas government in Gaza whether they have been defeated. Mashaal was attending a conference of Arab leaders taking place in Quatar. The summit was boycotted by some of the more "moderate" Arab countries Egypt & Saudi Arabia. It looks as if the gap between the moderate and...
  • Cast Lead: deception par excellance

    01/16/2009 6:33:52 AM PST · by tedbel · 10 replies · 919+ views
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Jan 16/09 | Ted Belman
    Last week in the conference call with bloggers, myself included, Gen. Effie Eitam advised that Israel was going to pulverize Gaza City and would not agree to a ceasefire without recovering Corp Shalit. Then the talk of a lousy ceasefire filled the news and I thought that Effie mislead us. But now I think not. From the getgo, Israel managed the war and the message brilliantly. First of all, the press was barred from Gaza even though the Israel SC ordered that they be permitted in. The diplomatic core stayed on message and the IDF shut up. All to the...

    01/14/2009 9:07:46 AM PST · by Islander7 · 150 replies · 5,780+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | Jan 14, 2009 | FOX NEWS
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  • UN Security Council calls for immediate Gaza truce

    01/08/2009 11:29:49 PM PST · by Baladas · 13 replies · 553+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 8, 2009 | Sue Pleming and Nidal al-Mughrabi
    UNITED NATIONS/GAZA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip but Israeli warplanes launched intermittent attacks on Friday. After days of intense haggling, the Security Council passed a resolution urging an "immediate, durable and fully respected ceasefire", and for Israel to withdraw from Gaza after a 14-day air-and-ground offensive. The United States abstained. The resolution, pressed for by Arab countries in the face of efforts by Britain, France and the United States for a more muted statement, called for arrangements to prevent arms smuggling into Gaza and for its borders to...
  • For Israel, Chance to Strike Before an Ally Departs (Israel recognizes Obama as the liar he is)

    01/04/2009 7:58:30 PM PST · by tobyhill · 37 replies · 1,896+ views
    ny times ^ | 1/4/2008 | SCOTT SHANE
    For nine days, as European and United Nations officials have called urgently for a cease-fire in Gaza, the Bush administration has squarely blamed the rocket attacks of the Palestinian militant group Hamas for Israels assault, maintaining to the end its eight-year record of stalwart support for Israel. Mr. Bush, in his weekly radio address on Saturday, said the United States did not want a one-way cease-fire that allowed Hamas to keep up its rocket fire, and Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday echoed the point, declaring that only a sustainable, durable peace would be acceptable. Many Middle East experts say...
  • Who Broke the Ceasefire? CNN's "Fact Check" Falls Short

    01/04/2009 10:08:19 AM PST · by SouthTexas · 16 replies · 749+ views
    CAMERA ^ | January 3, 2009 | Alex Safian, PhD
    In recent days CNN has been playing an interview with Palestinian politician Mustafa Barghouti in which he claims that Israel broke the ceasefire with Hamas by launching an attack in November, and that the current fighting is therefore the fault of Israel rather than the Palestinians. Barghouti also charged that Israels supposed blockade of Gaza was a further violation of the ceasefire agreement with Hamas.
  • Mexican drug cartels negotiating a peace agreement

    01/04/2009 8:57:39 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 1,494+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 4, 2009 | ALFREDO CORCHADO
    CIUDAD JUREZ, Mexico Mexico's warring cartels are negotiating a truce that, if it holds, could end one of the bloodiest eras since the 1910-20 Mexican Revolution, according to a U.S. official and experts familiar with the talks. A peace agreement would be the second in two years and, like the last one, its chances of surviving are slim, the U.S. official said. "In the end, greed prevails over reason," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Last year was one of the bloodiest ever, with more than 5,700 people killed nationwide, including 1,600 in Ciudad Jurez. "These guys...
  • Rice vows hard work on arranging Gaza cease-fire

    01/02/2009 8:11:47 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 56 replies · 1,399+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Jan 2, 2009 | By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer
    <p>WASHINGTON Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused the militant Hamas organization of holding the people of Gaza hostage Friday and said the United States continues to seek a "durable and sustainable" cease-fire.</p> <p>Speaking to reporters in the White House driveway after a meeting with President George W. Bush, Rice also said that the United States remains "very concerned about the situation there and is working very hard with our partners around the world."</p>
  • UK and Vatican Call for Cease Fire in Gaza

    12/28/2008 5:38:41 PM PST · by dbz77 · 28 replies · 881+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | December 28, 2008 | Bill Levinson
    December 28, 2008 UK and Vatican Call for Cease Fire in Gaza by Bill Levinson The United Kingdom has called for an immediate halt to violence in Gaza, while the Pope called upon all sides to end the violence. We do not recall either Britain or the Vatican speaking up when Hamas was pouring rockets and mortar shells into Israel. We therefore do not see why Israel should even listen to anything that either entity has to say now that Hamas is reaping what it has sown.
  • When is a Ceasefire NOT a Ceasefire

    12/19/2008 11:08:51 AM PST · by Karliner · 4 replies · 353+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Kislev 22,5769/ 19-12-2008 | Hani levi Julian 'Ceasefire' Over, Gaza Terrorists Add Sniper Fire to Arsenal by Hana Levi Julian ( The firing at farmers in the field is the final piece of evidence on the end of the 'calm' Gaza terrorists began the first official day after the end of the so-called "temporary ceasefire" early Friday morning with the usual barrage of Kassam rockets aimed at the western Negev. The attacks began at the usual hour, approximately 7:30 a.m., when Jewish children are walking to school and their parents and other adults are on their way to work, thus maximizing the chances of the missiles...