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  • Hamas Intensifies Barrage as Israel Agrees to 4-Hour Ceasefire

    07/30/2014 7:43:10 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    Arut Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The Israeli government has agreed to a temporary humanitarian ceasefire starting at 15:00 today (Wednesday). "The IDF (army) has authorized a temporary window in the Gaza Strip. The window will commence today between 15:00-19:00 (1200 - 1600 GMT)," it said. But the lull would not apply in areas where ground troops were "currently operating", it said. The four-hour ceasefire was declared as the Security Cabinet meets at IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv to discuss whether to expand or end Operation Protective Edge, after 23 days of fighting in Gaza. It comes as the IDF has stepped up its operations against...
  • Hamas Calls on Hezbollah to Join 'Resistance' Against Israel

    07/30/2014 7:38:42 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | July 30, 2014 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Hamas has urged Hezbollah to join the fight against Israel, according to multiple sources, after Israel's self-defense operation against the terror organization in Gaza has expanded further. “We hope the Lebanese front will open and together we will fight against this formation [Israel],” deputy head of Hamas’ political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk told Russian news agency RIA Novosti. “There’s no arguing that Lebanese resistance could mean a lot,” Abu Marzouk stressed. The remarks surface just minutes after Hamas rejected yet another humanitarian ceasefire from Israel, which had expanded its operation in Gaza earlier Wednesday. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has expressed...
  • Israel destroys neighborhood within an hour in Gaza (Video - Demolition of Hama Staging Complexes)

    07/30/2014 2:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaosinla · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 27, 2014 | alzeer511
    Video of an entire Hamas complex being demolished by Israel.
  • AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

    07/30/2014 1:44:12 AM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2014 2:18am EDT | Dan Perry
    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed. For the moment, the deadlock is well-entrenched: As long as the crippling blockade of Gaza remains in place, Hamas says it will continue firing rockets at Israel - terrifying but mostly ineffectual, thanks to the "Iron Dome" defense system. Israel says the blockade must stay to stop a terrorist government from importing yet more weapons. :snip:...
  • HAMAS Main Compound Bunker Located Under Central Gaza Hospital

    07/29/2014 10:28:22 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-30-2014 | sundance
    GAZA - The idea that one of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is one of the worst-kept secrets of the Gaza war. Muslim Brotherhood Soldiers So why aren’t reporters in Gaza ferreting it out? The precise location of a large underground bunker equipped with sophisticated communications equipment and housing some part of the leadership of a major terrorist organization beneath a major hospital would seem to qualify as a world-class scoop—the kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk. So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa Hospital as...
  • Third rocket arsenal found in UN school in Gaza

    07/29/2014 9:09:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/29/14 | Robert Spencer
    There needs to be an investigation of the UNRWA over this. Could it really keep happening without any UN officials knowing what was going on? The problem is, who can investigate the United Nations? Not Obama’s investigative or intelligence apparatus. In any case, if we had a President who had America and its allies’ best interests at heart, that President could announce that no U.S. funds would go to the United Nations if any more jihad rockets were found in its schools — and the schools would thenceforth be clear of the rockets. “THIRD Rocket Arsenal Found At UN School...
  • When anti-Semitism Strikes Science and Medicine!

    07/29/2014 8:33:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles ^ | July 27, 2014 | Dr. Afshine Emrani
    On July 23rd, The Lancet published an Open Letter describing the situation in Gaza (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)61044-8/fulltext). The Lancet, a top tier scientific journal by all accounts, did a great dis-service to the medical community. The publication of an extremely biased one-sided analysis of such a complex situation is outrageous and full of lies. The authors (who deceitfully disclosed no conflict of interest) are members of biased pro-Palestinian groups who are hostile to Israel. And while individuals are definitely entitled to their opinions, hiding behind an MD degree does not entitle one to defame under the pretense of a publication in a...
  • Top Secret Hamas Command Bunker in Gaza Revealed

    07/29/2014 7:37:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | July 29, 2014
    And why reporters won’t talk about it. The idea that one of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is one of the worst-kept secrets of the Gaza war. So why aren’t reporters in Gaza ferreting it out? The precise location of a large underground bunker equipped with sophisticated communications equipment and housing some part of the leadership of a major terrorist organization beneath a major hospital would seem to qualify as a world-class scoop—the kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk. So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa...
  • Kerry, Hillary Both Get Caught Helping Hamas

    07/29/2014 5:56:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Mideast: Secretary of State Kerry practically acts as proxy for the Hamas terrorist group, and his predecessor, Hillary Clinton, excuses Hamas' use of human shields. As President Obama likes to say, "That's not who we are." 'Our starting point must always be a clear and strong commitment to the security of Israel," Obama wrote in a much-celebrated 2007 Foreign Affairs magazine article. "That commitment is all the more important as we contend with growing threats in the region — a strengthened Iran, a chaotic Iraq, the resurgence of al-Qaida, the reinvigoration of Hamas and Hezbollah." Seven years later, Iran is...
  • Gaza as the EU's Second Front

    07/29/2014 5:23:48 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Archibald
    Gaza as the EU's Second Front By David Archibald As Glenn Reynolds has reminded us, the EU has been the major funder of the Palestinians in Gaza and is well aware that 250 million Euros-odd a year of their funding goes to buying weapons for attacking Israel. Eleven years ago, European Union Parliament member Ilka Schroeder noted that the Europeans saw themselves as the future global power and that, in effect, their support for the Palestinians should be understood as a proxy war by the Europeans against the United States. That sounds bizarre but the Europeans have done it...
  • Seriously, What Is John Kerry Doing?

    07/29/2014 4:55:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Let’s concede for a moment that most of us don’t believe the United States should be taking sides in conflicts abroad. Even so, most Americans would probably agree that at a minimum our diplomatic efforts should not cause unnecessary harm. Which brings me to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent misadventure in the Middle East. It seems like a rather big deal that Egypt, Israel, Fatah, Jordan, Saudi Arabia—ostensibly, all allies of ours—agree on anything. This development, one imagines, might be something the United States would be interested in fostering rather than destroying. Certainly, the idea that Hamas’ power should...
  • Leaked “transcript”: Obama demands unilateral ceasefire from Netanyahu [Yes, UNILATERAL!]

    07/29/2014 2:08:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2014 | AllahPundit
    David Harsanyi and Philip Klein are right. No one talks like this. This might be a fair summary of what they said but it’s obviously not a transcript. Barack Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes.Benjamin Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire?BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence.BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel.BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all...
  • 'Palestinian' Man Detained Over Firebombing of German Synagogue

    07/29/2014 1:32:43 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-29-14 | Ari Soffer and AFP
    German police detained an 18-year-old man over an attempted arson attack against a synagogue Tuesday which drew a shocked reaction from the country's Jewish community. The building in the western city of Wuppertal was not damaged in the incident and no one was hurt, a police spokesman said. The suspect was arrested soon after the early-morning attack, in which incendiary devices were thrown at the building. "He identified himself as Palestinian," a spokesman for the prosecutor's office said, adding that his identity could not immediately be verified. Witnesses said they saw another two men hurling flaming bottles but they evaded...
  • Anti-Israel Protesters Block London Traffic, Wave Al Qaeda Flag

    07/29/2014 1:30:11 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | July 29, 2014 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    A shocking video from a major traffic artery in London shows Islamist protesters blocking the route in a loud protest which included the waving of an Al Qaeda flag. The footage was taken last week in Blackwell Tunnel - a major traffic route which runs underneath the River Thames in Britain's capital city, leaving motorists temporarily trapped in the tunnel. Anti-Semitism has spiked sharply in the UK during the past few weeks, as clashes between the IDF and terrorists in Gaza prompted anti-Israel groups to mobilize en-masse. Earlier this month the Community Security Trust (CST), which monitors anti-Semitism in the...
  • Amir Mousavi, Former Advisor to Iranian Minister of Defense: Iran to Provide Missiles to West Bank

    07/29/2014 1:08:16 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | July 25, 2014 | Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)
    Iranian researcher Amir Mousavi was interviewed on July 25, 2014 on the Lebanese Mayadeen TV channel. Mousavi, a former advisor to the Iranian Minister of Defense, elaborated on Khamenei's statement about providing arms to Gaza as well as to the West Bank, and said that Iran and its allies would deliver missiles through Jordan and the Golan Heights to the West Bank. Interviewer: "Ali Khamenei talked about arming the Palestinian resistance in Gaza as well as the West Bank. What does 'as well as in the West Bank' mean? How will this arms supply be performed?" Amir Mousavi: "What I...
  • Israel's Plan B: Let The Palestinians Destroy Hamas

    07/29/2014 12:21:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Amidst Israel's overwhelming victory in Operation Protective Edge, the Hamas regime in Gaza is showing signs of vulnerability. On Tuesday, the Times of Israel, citing Israeli media sources, reported that Hamas police had killed two Palestinians who protested over food coupons, and also that Hamas had executed twenty anti-war protestors.
  • Israel Broadens Targets in Gaza Barrage: Power, TV and Radio Stations Hit in Gaza

    07/29/2014 10:20:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/29/2014 | By BEN HUBBARD and JODI RUDOREN
    GAZA CITY — Israel’s aerial assaults on targets in Gaza broadened on Tuesday, with barrages that destroyed Hamas’s media offices, the home of a top leader and what Palestinians said was a devastating hit on the only electricity plant, plunging the enclave of 1.7 million into deeper deprivation with no power, running water or sewage treatment. The intensified assaults on the battle’s 22nd day came as diplomacy toward a cease-fire sputtered amid apparent confusion and mixed signals. Israel’s military made clear it had widened the scope of the bombing campaign in Gaza to hit the political structures of Hamas and...
  • Hillary: Hamas Puts Its Missiles In Civilian Areas Because "Gaza Is Pretty Small" (Freudian Slip)

    07/29/2014 7:44:32 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/29/2014 | Ian Schwartz
    HILLARY CLINTON: The problem is, and this is something -- I'm not a military planner, but Hamas puts its missiles, its rockets in civilian areas, part of it is is that Gaza's pretty small and its densely populated.
  • Facebook Declares Group "Death to Israel and the Zionists" "Doesn't Violate Community Standards"

    07/29/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/29/14 | Aurelius
    In response to a report that the Facebook group "Death to Israel and the Zionists" is offensive, Facebook has declared that it "doesn't violate our Community Standards." Similarly, the also declared that the group "DEATH TO ZIONISTS" was also found not to violate Facebook's standards. Here are the declarations from Facebook reporting on their decision: And: Death to Zionists' page wrote on the first day of their group’s creation, “Army of Mohammed has started to return.” ...And, of course, the group "Death to the Jews" is still up on Facebook.
  • Thousands attend EID prayer at Toyota Park (Chicago Metro)

    07/29/2014 6:21:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Southtown - Chicago ^ | July 28, 2014 8:00PM | NICK SWEDBERG
    Thousands attend EID prayer at Toyota Park BY NICK SWEDBERG Correspondent Updated: July 29, 2014 2:08AM Thousands of Muslims filled the field at Bridgeview’s Toyota Park Monday morning for an unusually somber Eid prayer ceremony in the light of heightened hostilities between Israel and Gaza. Volunteers collected signatures for the 5,000 postcards brought to the event. They intend to mail them to President Obama over the latest deaths in recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians. The postcards, which 10 chapters of the American Muslims for Palestine across the country distributed Monday, demand that the White House intervene in the fighting...
  • Gazans to declare unilateral 3-day ceasefire

    07/29/2014 5:15:05 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 65 replies
    timesofisrael ^ | 07-29-14 | Staff
    According to senior PLO executive committee member Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Palestinians will declare a unilateral 72-hour ceasefire shortly.
  • Dozens die as fighting intensifies in Gaza; children killed at refugee camp

    07/29/2014 12:33:42 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ralph Ellis, Sara Sidner, Karl Penhaul and Ian Lee,
    Despite calls for a new cease-fire, fighting intensified in Gaza on Monday and Tuesday morning, with Palestinians saying more than two dozen people died as rockets or mortars struck a refugee camp, a hospital and the center of Gaza City.
  • Sowell: Cease the Cease-Fires

    07/28/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 29, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    JewishWorldReview.com | Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East -- Arab and Israeli alike -- were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that is exactly what happened. It is understandable that today many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop. Calls for a cease-fire are ringing out from the United Nations and from Washington, as well as...
  • IDF getting after it tonight,

    07/28/2014 6:05:48 PM PDT · by quietly desperate · 16 replies
    Watch a skyline view from Gaza City.
  • Gaza Live Can Up (lots of shooting, fires)

    07/28/2014 4:41:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 94 replies
    Ustream ^ | 7-28-2014 | Ustream
    Another Gaza Live Cam is up on UStream Something big is going on.
  • [Michael] Reagan: Hollywood Liberals Stand Down for Israel

    07/28/2014 4:10:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The News Herald ^ | July 28, 2014 | by Michael Reagan
    Once again Israel is being forced to defend itself from the terrorists who run Gaza. Once again Israel has had to drop bombs and send tanks and ground troops into Gaza to blow up tunnels and destroy the missile sites Hamas has been using to rain hundreds of rockets down on Israel’s farms and cities. And once again the Jews of Hollywood are silent. Where are Spielberg, Streisand and David Geffen? Why haven’t these famous liberal consciences of Hollywood stood up to show their support for Israel against the terroristic attacks of Hamas? The producers, directors, actors and studio moguls...
  • Lebanon’s Grand Mufti calls for 'jihad' to liberate Palestinians

    07/28/2014 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 28, 2014 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, the country’s leading Sunni authority, called for “jihad” against Israel to liberate “Palestine’s sacred land from Jewish foreign occupation.” He also lamented the lack of Arab action in confronting Israel’s ongoing operation in Gaza.
  • Hillary: Gaza´s Small Size Justification for Hamas Housing Rockets in Schools

    07/28/2014 1:05:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 125 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7/28/14 | Breitbart TV, by Pam Key
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV´s Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "I´m not a military planner but Hamas puts it´s missiles, it´s rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
  • Scrubbed: NBC Journalist 'Witnessed' Israeli Attack Against Gaza Hospital

    07/28/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | John Nolte
    According to Twitter and Google, an NBC journalist reported that he or she had personally witnessed an Israeli drone attack and fire on a hospital in Gaza. The eye witness report was at first included in this NBC News article, and read, "a NBC News journalist witnessed the attack on the hospital and said it had been fired by an Israeli drone." Since that report was published, though, the accusation has been scrubbed entirely from the article. The only evidence of the NBC journalist's "eyewitness" accusation is the apparent insertion of this sentence:
  • Turkey Is Organizing Freedom Flotilla II To Get Additional Aid Into The Gaza Strip

    07/28/2014 10:42:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 07/28/2014 | By Alessandria Masi
    The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, a Turkish NGO, is organizing “Freedom Flotilla II” to go to the Gaza Strip, loaded with humanitarian aid. Bulent Yildrim, the organization’s president, said Sunday the organization was trying to get the legal procedures and paperwork done to send the vessel into Gaza, according to the Middle East Monitor. No sail date has been set. He added the ship would be flanked by Turkish military to avoid the bloodshed that took place the last time Turkey tried to send a flotilla.Haaretz reported Sunday a shipment of medicine had arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport intended for Gaza....
  • Israel army warns Palestinians around Gaza City to flee ( 4 Israeli killed)

    07/28/2014 9:45:32 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 19 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 07/26/14 | STAFF
    Jerusalem (AFP) - The Israeli army on Monday sent messages to thousands of Palestinians living near Gaza City to flee shortly after a mortar shell killed at least four people in Israel. "A short while ago, phonecalls were made and text messages were sent out to the civilian population of Shejaiya, Zeitun and eastern Jabaliya calling them to evacuate immediately towards central Gaza City," a statement from the army said, referring to three areas to the north, south and east of Gaza City.
  • Blasts hit major Gaza hospital; 7 children reported killed in urban street

    07/28/2014 8:42:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/28/2014 | By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS, BATSHEVA SOBELMAN
    Palestinian officials and witnesses said Israeli airstrikes slammed an urban street and a major hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, causing deaths and injuries. At least seven children playing in the street were reported killed, and casualties were reported near clinic facilities of Shifa hospital, the most sophisticated medical facility in Gaza. Earlier, a fragile holiday lull in fighting in the Gaza Strip had been punctuated by Israeli airstrikes and rocket launches by Palestinian militants in the wake of a call by the U.N. Security Council for an unconditional humanitarian truce. On the 21st day of the conflict, Israel’s...
  • Obama and Kerry Pressure Israel to Leave Hamas Alone

    07/28/2014 7:15:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 28, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Obama and Kerry Pressure Israel to Leave Hamas AlonePosted By Joseph Klein On July 28, 2014 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments President Obama is seeking to pressure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into agreeing to an immediate unconditional ceasefire. In a phone call on Sunday, Obama reportedly told the Israeli prime minister that such a ceasefire was “a strategic imperative.” Obama specifically referred to the ceasefire proposed by Secretary of State John Kerry, which Israel’s security cabinet rejected unanimously last Friday.Israel has been willing to observe several humanitarian pauses, primarily on a unilateral basis. Hamas went along...
  • House of Worship or Palestinian Arsenal?

    07/28/2014 7:16:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 25, 2014 | Danielle Avel
    House of Worship or Palestinian Arsenal?Posted By Danielle Avel On July 25, 2014 @ 12:47 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 35 Comments While salvaging Qurans from the rubble of the Al-Farouq Mosque in Gaza, junior imam Muhammad Hamad told the New York Times, ‘This is a house of God” – as though this proved the mosque is a peaceful place of worship.  He said this after Al-Farouq had been targeted by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on July 12.  According to IDF spokesperson, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, intelligence indicated the mosque was used as “a Hamas rocket cache and gathering point...
  • Iran General: We Will Hunt Down Israelis House To House

    07/27/2014 9:00:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:50 PM 07/27/2014 | Reza Kahlili
    The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge against Israel for its ongoing military incursion into Gaza, which has already killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis. “You [people of Israel] are trees without any roots which were planted in the Islamic lands by the British,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said at this week’s Friday prayer sermon in Tehran, Fars News Agency reported. That statement referred to the Balfour Declaration, which led to the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire after World War I and the eventual creation of the state Israel in 1948. “We will chase you house...
  • 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...
  • Hamas: Refusal of humanitarian truce during Eid al-Fitr is disrespectful to Muslims

    07/27/2014 11:48:01 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 12 replies
    YnetNews.com ^ | 28 July 2014 | Roi Kais
    Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri addressed the fighting continuation in Gaza during the ending of the Ramadan fast and said that "the occupier still refuses to any humanitarian lull related to Eid al-Fitr which shows its disrespect for the Muslims and their religious rituals".
  • 'Freedom Flotilla II' set to sail for Gaza from Turkey (With Turkish military protection)

    07/27/2014 9:23:57 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 70 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/28/2014 | Jerusalem Post
    Amid Israel’s Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas attacks from Gaza, a “Freedom Flotilla” is being organized in Turkey to bring humanitarian aid to the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave with the protection of the Turkish military, according to an unconfirmed media report. The flotilla, called “Freedom Flotilla II,” is being organized by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), the same organization that was behind the Mavi Marmara flotilla that sought to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010. Israel Navy commandos boarded the ship, were attacked, and killed nine of the attackers.
  • Kerry Accused of Promoting Hamas’ Ceasefire Demands, Prompted by Qatar and Turkey

    07/27/2014 7:14:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 7/27/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration Sunday disputed reports in Israeli and Arab media suggesting that Secretary of State John Kerry had tried to push a Gaza ceasefire plan promoted by Hamas-supporting Turkey and Qatar, at the expense of proposals put forward earlier by Egypt and backed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. In a conference call with Israeli reporters, a U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity disputed reports that a plan, which was flatly rejected by the Israeli cabinet on Friday afternoon, amounted to...
  • ´John Kerry is an alien, an ongoing embarrassment´: what Israel thinks of US secretary of state

    07/27/2014 7:14:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/27/14 | Robert Tait
    John Kerry has almost certainly been called worse things than a space alien--particularly by Israel´s Right-wing camp, where contempt for the US secretary of state and his failed peacemaking efforts is unabashed. But when the insult is levelled by the previously supportive Haaretz newspaper, standard-bearer of the country´s liberal-Left, it may be time for him--and by extension, President Barack Obama--to take notice. The withering description was coined by Barack Ravid, the paper´s well-informed and normally restrained diplomatic editor, to describe Mr Kerry´s attempts at brokering a truce to the bloody conflict in Gaza--rejected by Israel amid widespread mockery.
  • Iran to UN: Do More to Stop the ‘Zionist Crimes’

    07/27/2014 6:26:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 7/28/2014, 3:45 AM | Elad Benari
    Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Sunday criticized the United Nations for failing to end “the Zionist regime’s” crimes, AFP reported. The comments came in a conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as Zarif conducted a hefty round of telephone diplomacy to rally support and humanitarian aid for Gazans. He also spoke with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and other regional leaders, stressing that the priority was to get food and medical aid into areas worst hit by Israel’s military offensive, Iran’s official IRNA news agency said. According to AFP, in his conversation with Ban Zarif said...
  • Reaching Critical Mass

    07/27/2014 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-27-14 | Skookum
    There is an undefined point, when a government is so corrupt and incompetent, that citizens will no longer be willing to defend it.Iran or maybe Obama’s chief handler Valerie Jarrett, the Iranian Mole, seems to be playing our president, he who has no experience at anything, like the proverbial fish on a line, but just maybe, one of Iran’s homicidal maniacs has read the writing of old Sun Tzu. It’s a cinch, none of our president’s people have a clue on anything but ideological rhetoric, and the followers of old Karl Marx have never been good at foreign policy.The quotes have been there...
  • Hamas resumes shelling after agreeing to new 24-hour ceasefire

    07/27/2014 4:33:25 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 7-27-2014 | RT
    Fighting briefly subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in the Strip. Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu, however, slammed the group for failing to accept its own ceasefire and continuing to fire. "In response to UN intervention and considering the situation of our people and the occasion of Eid, it has been agreed among resistance factions to endorse a 24-hour humanitarian calm, starting from 2 pm on Sunday," Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman said in a statement. Eid al-Fitr, also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide...
  • Obama gets tough with Netanyahu, for Gaza and/or for Kerry

    07/27/2014 4:22:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 28, 2014 | By Chemi Shalev
    Remember: nothing riles the White House more than the appearance that Israel is supplying ammo to Obama’s political enemies, as it did on Sunday. Barack Obama may have stopped short of reading the riot act to Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, but the White House version of the two leaders’ phone conversation left no room for doubt: The U.S. President was ratcheting up the rhetoric and the pressure on Israel to end the fighting in Gaza, and to end it now.
  • Obama tells Netanyahu he wants immediate humanitarian cease-fire

    07/27/2014 2:33:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 117 replies
    JTA ^ | July 27, 2014
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he wants an “immediate, unconditional humanitarian” cease-fire in the war with Gaza, based on a process Israel has made clear it opposes. The statement Sunday afternoon from the White House describing a phone call between the two leaders referred to cease-fire talks led in recent days by Secretary of State John Kerry which culminated in a proposal rejected unanimously on Friday by Israel’s security Cabinet. “Building on Secretary Kerry’s efforts, the president made clear the strategic imperative of instituting an immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire that ends hostilities now and...
  • ‘We Are All Hamas!': Thousands Attend London's Gaza Protest Glorifying Terrorism

    07/27/2014 11:57:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/26/2014 | Andre Walker
    It was billed as the biggest protest in London since the Stop the War Coalition marched against the invasion of Iraq. In the end the predictions of one million protesters proved to be fantasy, and some campaigners openly expressed their love for Gaza-based terrorist outfit Hamas.The crowd assembled at an empty Israeli Embassy, as the diplomats do not work on Saturdays, and marched towards an empty Parliament, which is currently on recess. This was the perfect analogy for the hollowness of London's Gaza (or pro-Hamas) protest this weekend.Many of the protesters managed to walk past the heavily guarded Israeli Embassy...
  • Deadliest Ever Islamic Attack on Tunisian Army

    07/26/2014 12:09:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Larry Provost
    The past few weeks, from France to Gaza, have seen many Islamic attacks. A record for the deadliest attack in Tunisia was also set last week. Tunisia, an overwhelmingly Islamic country, is in the middle of a crackdown on Islamic terrorists who feel the current, democratic, regime is too moderate. The Tunisian Army is leading the crackdown and 14 Tunisian soldiers were killed last in that country while 20 more soldiers were wounded; the worst terrorist attack ever seen on Tunisia’s army. The attack which took place at two checkpoints near the Algerian border, was not atypical of Islamic attacks...
  • Clarice Feldman: Providence is Not Just a City in Rhode Island

    07/27/2014 8:07:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    Every now and then we are reminded by events that providence has saved our civilization from disaster. There was, for example, reminds my friend Narciso, the Bojinka plot In which Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed planned to assassinate Pope John Paul II, bomb 11 passenger planes, and crash a plane into CIA headquarters. A chemical fire in one of the plotter’s kitchens disrupted those plans. (Khalid went on to commit other atrocities -- including planning 9/11 -- but providence cannot always protect us.) This week the Daily Mail reported that the underwear bomber failed in his mission because he...
  • Hamas Calls For New 24-Hour Truce After Israel Resumes Attacks

    07/27/2014 8:04:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/27/2014 | AYMAN MOHYELDIN, YAEL FACTOR AND PAUL ZIAD NASSAR
    GAZA CITY, Gaza — The militant group that rules the Gaza Strip asked for a cease-fire hours after Israel resumed attacks on the enclave. An Israeli army spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner did not say if Israel would hold fire during, adding that troops would continue demolishing militant tunnels. And during an appearance on NBC's Meet The Press, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Hamas had not kept to any ceasefire agreement. "We’ve accepted five ceasefires — Hamas has rejected every single one of them," he said. Artillery fire and air strikes punctuated Israel's earlier announcement that it would...
  • Report: Hamas Losing Palestinian Arab Support in Gaza

    07/27/2014 7:39:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 7/27/2014, 10:31 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas’s war against Israel is not only losing militarily, but losing popular support for the Islamist group in Gaza as well, according to a study released last week. A Washington Institute study published during the first week of the operation polled 450 Gazans between June 15-17—before Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, but after Hamas began firing more rockets on Israel. The study, which claims to be “the only credible Palestinian poll” since Israeli teens Naftali Frenkel (16), Gilad Sha’ar (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19), were abducted and murdered last month, reveals that 70% of Gazans believe that Hamas “should maintain...