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  • 4-year-old Israeli boy killed by mortar fired from UNRWA school in Gaza

    08/22/2014 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/22/14 | Robert Spencer
    There needs to be an investigation of the United Nations. As I wrote on July 29: “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.” Enough is enough. The UN should be defunded and expelled from the United States. “4-Year-Old Israeli Boy, Daniel Tregerman, Killed by Mortar Fired From UNRWA School in Gaza,” Algemeiner, August 22, 2014 (thanks to Pamela Geller): Daniel Tregerman, a 4-year-old boy was killed in...
  • Pro-Palestine Activist Attacks Jewish College Student, Calls Him "Kike"

    08/22/2014 2:50:06 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 August 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    Pro-Palestine Activist Attacks Jewish College Student, Calls Him "Kike" The New American 22 August 2014 College orientation is supposed to be a period of settling in, getting to know your school and fellow students and, hopefully, fellowship. But Temple University’s “Temple Fest” event — billed as “your first taste of Temple” — left one Jewish student with a bad taste in his mouth. Writes Jewish Exponent: Daniel Vessal, an upperclassman member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and a fellow with the pro-Israel organization, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, allegedly was assaulted during move-in day...
  • 4-Year-Old Mortar Victim Identified

    08/22/2014 2:46:41 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-22-14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    Security sources said on Friday evening that the mortar shell that killed a four-year-old boy in the Sha’ar Hanegev region was fired from an UNRWA-run school in Gaza. The boy has been identified as Daniel Tragerman. He was reportedly at home when the shell was fired, directly hitting a car that was parked near the home. Unfortunately, Daniel did not have enough time to reach a secure area and was hit by shrapnel. Magen David Adom crews who were called to the scene tried to resuscitate Daniel but were unsuccessful and pronounced him dead. The incident would not be the...
  • Understanding the Israeli-Egyptian-Saudi alliance

    08/22/2014 7:39:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/21/2014 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    The partnership that has emerged in this war between Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia is a direct consequence of Obama’s abandonment of the US’s traditional allies. Hamas’s war with Israel is not a stand-alone event. It is happening in the context of the vast changes that are casting asunder old patterns of behavior and strategic understandings as actors in the region begin to reassess the threats they face. Hamas was once funded by Saudi Arabia and enabled by Egypt. Now the regimes of these countries view it as part of a larger axis of Sunni jihad that threatens not only...
  • Rockets Score Direct Hit on Ashdod Synagogue

    08/22/2014 5:58:40 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-22-14 | Uzi Baruch
    A rocket fired by terrorists in Gaza has caused considerable damage to a synagogue in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod. Volunteer paramedics from the United Hatzalah emergency organization rushed to the scene, after a massive explosion was heard. Miraculously, however, no one was wounded
  • Rockets Barely Miss Packed Israeli Kindergarten

    08/22/2014 5:56:57 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-22-14 | Tova Dvorin
    A salvo of rockets landed close to a packed Israeli kindergarten in the south on Friday, breaking the calm after a relatively quiet night. A five-rocket salvo saw the Iron Dome intercept two rockets over Ashkelon. Three rockets struck the western Negev; one of them landed just 12 meters (roughly feet) from a packed kindergarten. Luckily, all children and staff are safe; the building was protected from rocket fire and all of the occupants were in safe areas. Earlier on Friday, a 54 year-old man in Be'er Sheva was moderately wounded by shrapnel from a three-rocket salvo on the southern...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/22/14)[Prayer]

    08/22/2014 4:47:03 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/22/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Mourning Dove New International Version (NIV) 10 I said, “In the prime of my life     must I go through the gates of death     and be robbed of the rest of my years?” 11 I said, “I will not again see the Lord himself     in the land of the living; no longer will I look on my fellow man,     or be with those who now dwell in this world. 12 Like a shepherd’s tent my house     has been pulled down and taken from me. Like a weaver I have rolled up my life,     and he has cut me off from the loom;     day and...
  • James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head

    08/20/2014 7:27:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed.Any human life lost is tragic, but a moral individual would have much more empathy for the Syrian Christians who suffered at the hands of Foley’s favorite Jihadists than one of their pet propagandists. Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government.He cheered on the Sunni Muslim terrorists fighting to ethnically cleanse the Christians of Aleppo. In the conflict...
  • Hillary’s Hamas terror tunnel connection

    08/21/2014 6:07:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 8 replies
    Allen West ^ | 8/20/14 | Allen West
    Lots of folks are wondering (hoping?) Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016. Frankly, I don’t believe she will, as her missteps continue to get worse – oh, have you heard about her diva-ish speaking contract riders? But don’t worry too much about Hillary, because if does ditch the presidential race, she has a great future in the construction industry — and in particular cement. According to Algemeiner, “Much has been said and written about the terror tunnels that Hamas built in Gaza. But too little has been said about who it was that put the cement into Hamas’...
  • Badly Wounded Hero had Shielded Children

    08/21/2014 5:50:22 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-21-14 | 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...
  • Pat Condell NUKES Hamas' 'Progressive' Media Apologists

    08/21/2014 6:39:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "criminally-biased selective moralizing  -from a suitably safe distance" It's easy to criticize at-a-distance... but none of the people currently protesting against Israel would behave any differently in the same circumstances -and many of them would behave a helluva lot worse. This is why the selective outrage we're seeing is SO truly nauseating. Where were all you 'progressive humanitarians' when Assad was butchering 1000s in Syria, or Bashir in Sudan? Where were the angry mass demonstrations for those people? Or for the victims of the (Muslim) butchery in Nigeria? Or for the 1000s murdered in Iraq just recently... in cold blood. But the...
  • Rockets Hit Kindergarten, Wound One, in Southern Rocket Barrage

    08/21/2014 5:55:45 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    Arutz SHeva ^ | 8-21-14 | By Talia Blatman
    A 33-year-old man has been wounded by rocket shrapnel in the Eshkol Regional Council, after Gaza terrorists pounded the southern area with rockets Thursday morning. The victim's wounds were at first considered to be minor but are currently classified as moderate to severe. Hamas launched a large rocket salvo at the south on Thursday morning. Many of the rockets struck down in open fields in the Eshkol Regional Council. Among the buildings hit was a kindergarten...
  • Hamas says three top commanders killed by Israeli airstrike in Gaza

    08/21/2014 5:42:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/21/2014
    Hamas said that an Israel airstrike in Gaza killed three of its senior military leaders early Thursday. The Palestinian militant group claimed that the men -- identified as Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar -- were killed along with three other people in a strike on a four-story building near Rafah, a town in the southern part of the coastal territory. The trio had played a key role in expanding Hamas' military capabilities in recent years, including digging attack tunnels leading to Israel, training of fighters and smuggling of weapons to Gaza, Israel said. Hamza Khalifa, an area...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/21/14)[Prayer]

    08/21/2014 4:42:33 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/21/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Moth New International Version (NIV) It is the Sovereign Lord who helps me.    Who will condemn me?They will all wear out like a garment;    the moths will eat them up.(Isaiah 50:9) For the moth will eat them up like a garment;     the worm will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever,     my salvation through all generations.”(Isaiah51:8) “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal(Matthew6:19)
  • US Accuses Israel of 'Targeting' Murdered Arab Youth's Family

    08/21/2014 12:46:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 8/21/14
    The United States on Wednesday accused Israel of targeting members of a Palestinian family whose teenage son was kidnapped and killed in July, including two cousins, who are US citizens. Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem plunged to a new low on July 2 when 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was snatched from a street in Jerusalem and later found burned alive. Israeli police arrested six alleged Jewish extremists as suspects and on July 17 charged three, freeing the others. The death of the Arab teen - thought to have been carried out in retaliation for the abduction and killing...
  • Bernie Sanders of All People Puts Gazagogues in Their Place [Video]

    08/20/2014 11:23:47 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 7 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 20, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    There are few elected officials in the United States that are further to the left than Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Although technically listed as an Independent, he caucuses with the Democrats and his failure to register as one of them is due to the fact that even they are not socialist enough for him. That said, unlike sycophantic and pandering Democrats, he is true to his beliefs (misguided as they may be) and takes his stance based on his desire to help people live a better life. Due to this honesty and transparency, even this right of center news outlet...
  • Hamas warns foreign airlines: Avoid Israel starting 6 A.M. Thursday

    08/20/2014 10:48:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 08/20/2014 | Haaretz
    22 Palestinians killed in last day; 140 rockets and mortars fired at Israel; Israeli strike reportedly targets Hamas military chief. Hamas says in an official statement that Israel "failed" to kill the group's military wing's commander Mohammed Deif, and that he will continue to lead the Palestinian struggle. Earlier, Fox News reported that an Israeli intelligence source said Deif was killed in an Israel airstrike on Tuesday. "The leaders of the enemy were behind their offices looking at the screens and their intelligence and apparatuses made them believe that the moment of celebration was imminent," the Hamas spokesman said. "You...
  • “13 Year Old Boy” Killed by Israel Turns Out to be Adult PLO Terrorist

    08/20/2014 10:12:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Those 13-year-olds in Gaza sure grow up fast. Maybe it’s hormones in the milk. Or maybe they haven’t been 13 year olds in this century.Elder of Ziyon notes something rather odd about one 13-year-old boy slain by the brutal Zionist overlords of doom. The Hamas Interior Ministry reported that 13-year old Ibrahim Jamal Kamal Naser was killed on July 19.Here is the shahid poster of “13-year old” Ibrahim Nasser, killed on that same day in that same place, by the Abu Rish Battalions of the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades Maybe a really old 13. A 13-year old who has been...
  • Hamas Aims for Israeli Natural Gas Field

    08/20/2014 9:20:22 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-20-14 | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas rockets have not hit an Israeli natural gas field, the IDF stated Wednesday, after the terror group's "military wing" boasted two false hits about 30 kilometer (19 miles) from Gaza. Hamas's Al-Qassam Brigades claimed on its website that two rockets struck the Noa gas installation, which is owned by Nobly Energy and Delek. Israeli authorities denied the claim, however, in statements from both military and corporate sources. "The gas is flowing, business as usual," a spokeswoman for Nobel said in an email to Reuters. Delek has not yet commented on the claims. According to the daily, Noa, in Yam...
  • Sherman in Gaza [VDH]

    08/20/2014 5:31:44 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/20/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    His march through Georgia has been gravely misunderstood ― as has Israel’s strategy in Gaza. William Tecumseh Sherman 150 years ago took Atlanta before heading out on his infamous March to the Sea to make Georgia “howl.” He remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood figures in American military history. Sherman was an attritionist, not an annihilationist — a strategist who believed in attacking the sources that fuel and field an army rather than butting heads against the army itself. To review his career is to shed light on why the Israeli Defense Forces were both effective in Gaza...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/20/14)[Prayer]

    08/20/2014 4:33:09 AM PDT · by left that other site · 24 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/20/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Locust New International Version (NIV) (Exodus 10:4)  Of these you may eat any kind of locust, katydid, cricket or grasshopper.(Leviticus 11:22) 1 The word of the Lord that came to Joel son of Pethuel. An Invasion of Locusts 2 Hear this, you elders;     listen, all who live in the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your days     or in the days of your ancestors? 3 Tell it to your children,     and let your children tell it to their children,     and their children to the next generation. 4 What the locust swarm...
  • Hamas: Israel Tried to Eliminate Head of 'Military Wing'

    08/19/2014 7:42:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 8/19/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk accused Israel on Tuesday night of having trying to eliminate the head of the group's “military wing”, Mohammed Deif, in one of its airstrikes on Gaza. According to Reuters, Marzouk said Israel had broken the truce that was supposed to expire at midnight in order "to assassinate Mohammed Deif," but that civilians were killed at the site of the attack. AFP reported that Marzouk said the airstrike killed Deif’s wife and child. "The wife of the great leader was martyred with his daughter," in the strike, he wrote on Facebook while saying nothing about the...
  • Israel assassinates Hamas rocket division head? Or was it Mohammed Deif?

    08/19/2014 4:38:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/19/14 | Carl in Jerusaelm
    Smartguy @Gr8_guy Follow The top Hamas commander that was assassinated by the IDF this evening is Mohammed Yassin Dalou (Dalu?) Head of the Hamas Rocket division 2:16 PM - 19 Aug 2014 IMRA @IMRA_UPDATES Follow Speculation on Israel Radio that Mohammed Deif was killed and this explains the massive missile attack 2:15 PM - 19 Aug 2014   Alon Ben-David @alonbd Follow לפני הירי: נסיון חיסול של בכיר חמאס בשייח רדואן. בישראל מסרבים לאשר האם מדובר Translation: Before the firing: An assassination attempt on a senior Hamas member in Sheikh Radwan. In Israel they will not confirm whether it's...
  • Christian Zionists Worldwide Tell Israel: 'You're Not Alone'

    08/19/2014 1:12:13 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-19-14 | Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar
    A soulful country music video has been produced by members of the American Christian organization HaYovel, which declares resoundingly in line with its title: "Israel, You're Not Alone." The song is written by Zac Waller, a leader of HaYovel who wanted to do something to help Israel. He put that desire into expression in a top-quality Nashville, Tennessee recording studio. "Israel, You're Not Alone" was filmed in downtown Nashville and rural Franklin, Tennessee in less than half a day. HaYovel then reached out to Christians worldwide, enlisting them in the project by having them film themselves with signs showing their...
  • Denmark: 100s March Through Muslim Area to Protest Anti-Semitism

    08/19/2014 1:05:58 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Arutz SHeva ^ | 8-19-14 | Ari Soffer
    Hundreds of protesters wearing yarmulkas, Stars of David and other Jewish symbols marched through a predominantly Muslim neighbhorhood of the Danish capital of Copenhagen, in a march against anti-Semitism late last week. Demonstrators included both Jews and non-Jews, and were protesting an alarming rise in anti-Semitism in the country which, like the rest of Europe, has seen simmering anti-Semitism boil over during the past few weeks as Israeli forces battle terrorists in the Gaza Strip. Rasmus Yarlov, a Copenhagen city councillor said he joined the march in protest of the fact that the situation in Demark had gotten so bad...
  • PA Daily Claims Teens' Murder 'Fabricated' to Start War

    08/19/2014 12:54:06 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-19-14 | Ari Yashar
    The official Palestinian Authority (PA) daily newspaper has accused Israel of making up the abduction and murder of Naftali Frenkel (16), Gilad Sha'ar (16) and Eyal Yifrah (19) hy''d on June 12 by Hamas terrorists as an excuse to launch Operations Brother's Keeper and Protective Edge. In an op-ed this Saturday by Yahya Rabah, a regular columnist for the PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the claim was made that Israel invented the horrific murders as a "pretext." Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) revealed and translated the piece.
  • Ground-breaking medical research millions choose to reject [Because it was developed by Israelis]

    08/19/2014 9:04:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/19/2014 | Carol Brown
    Dr. Leslie Lobel is an Israeli virologist conducting cutting edge research on a cure for Ebola -- a cure he believes is three to five years away. As reported in the Times of Israel: Unlike many people, Dr. Leslie Lobel has not been shocked to hear about the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the largest ever recorded since the virus’s discovery in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire). A Ben-Gurion University of the Negev virologist and a leader in the search for a cure for the devastating disease, Lobel had been predicting such an outbreak. (snip)...
  • Another Blockade of the Port of Oakland: Protesters block ship partly owned by an Israeli company

    08/19/2014 8:57:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/19/2014 | By Ian Tuttle
    The Zim Piraeus traversed the Panama Canal two weeks ago, then turned its 964-foot deck north, toward California, where it was scheduled to offload tens of thousands of tons of cargo at the Port of Oakland this weekend — just like 1,897 other container ships last year. But the Zim Piraeus, which arrived in San Francisco Bay on Sunday afternoon, is not unloading — and might not anytime soon. The problem with the Piraeus is that Israel Corporation, Israel’s largest holding company, founded by the Jewish state’s government in 1968, owns 32 percent of the Piraeus’s operator, Zim Integrated Shipping...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/19/14)[Prayer]

    08/19/2014 4:30:46 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/19/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Lizard New International Version (NIV) 4 “Four things on earth are small,    yet they are extremely wise:25 Ants are creatures of little strength,    yet they store up their food in the summer;26 hyraxes are creatures of little power,    yet they make their home in the crags;27 locusts have no king,    yet they advance together in ranks;28 a lizard can be caught with the hand,    yet it is found in kings’ palaces.(Proverbs 30)
  • Speaking Truth to Crap [A history lesson]

    08/19/2014 12:20:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2014 | Dan Gordon
    [Huge SNIP of excellent "rant." Must read in full] ".........And don't you buy the crap so-called academics are peddling, that Hamas was the duly democratically elected government of Gaza. Hamas took power, not in an election, but in a bloody coup, machine gunning their fellow Palestinians, blindfolding, binding and throwing them off of multi story buildings. They have terrorized their own people, not only Israel. Their people, indeed, live under the yoke of occupation, but not by Israel, by Hamas. And as for the apologists and enablers of Hamas, who contribute to the misery of Palestinians and Israelis alike, while...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Keynote Speaker at CAIR Banquet

    Reverend Al Sharpton, host of PoliticsNation on MSNBC and former presidential candidate, will be the keynote speaker at the annual fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity with an extremist history. CAIR’s 20th Annual Banquet will be held on September 27 in Arlington, Virginia and also features Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). According to the U.S. Justice Department, CAIR is an entity of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. More specifically, CAIR is part of the Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, a secret body that was established to push the agenda of Hamas and...
  • Choosing The Right Side In Conflict: Israel

    08/18/2014 8:10:48 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 1 replies
    Poletical ^ | August 16th, 2014 | R. Rados
    When choosing a side in conflict, it should be our moral dispositions that trump political correctness and ideology. Morality offers a simple solution to an array of complex problems. Secondly, knowledge and facts are powerful tools for determining which side is worthy of our support. Choosing to support a side that promotes everything that goes against our own common morality makes the least amount of sense. Murder, tyranny, genocide, racism and indiscriminate hatred (or the advocacy of those things) go against our common morality. To most of us, it's incomprehensible to accept any of those things as conducive to the...
  • FAA bans US carriers from flying over Syria

    08/18/2014 5:10:25 PM PDT · by machogirl · 22 replies
    me can't post | 08/18/14 | me
    FAA says too risky to fly over Syria. Banned US carriers from flying.
  • The U.N. Year of Solidarity With the Palestinian Cause

    08/18/2014 2:59:51 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The U.N. Year of Solidarity With the Palestinian Cause By Julio Severo By a United Nations resolution, 2014 is the “Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People,” an occasion that has been used by the U.N. to organize special activities along with governments and non-governmental organizations to promote the Palestinian cause. The resolution was passed on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in 2013, a very busy year for the U.N., which adopted a total of 21 resolutions singling out Israel for criticism. In contrast, the rest of the world combined received just 4 of such condemnatory resolutions...
  • Female IDF Paramedics' Fight For Life

    08/18/2014 2:24:18 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 8 replies
    Yediot Aharonot ^ | August 18, 2014 | Anat Meidan
    Female IDF paramedics' fight for life The resuscitation attempts inside moving tanks, the ceaseless shooting, the burnt aroma in the air – four paramedics, some of the only women who served in Gaza for a long period of time, tell of days filled with pain and pride. Anat Meidan, Yedioth Ahronoth Published: 08.18.14, 00:55 / Israel News On that terrible night, just days after cancelling her vacation abroad and returning to Israel, Staff Sergeant Yonat Daskal lay on the sand of Gaza and looked skyward. The 10 wounded soldiers who she had treated over the last few hours had all...
  • Israel disrupts massive Hamas plot to topple West Bank Palestinian Authority

    08/18/2014 11:57:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Further cementing the increasingly prevalent impression that the Palestinian Authority is much more responsible than are the Hamas militants in control of Gaza, the terrorist group was implicated on Monday in a plan to mount attacks on Israeli civilians and to orchestrate a coup in the West Bank with the aim of toppling Mahmoud Abbas’s government.The plot, planned by a Hamas wing headquartered in Turkey, centered on executing a series of mass casualty terror attacks in Israel and destabilizing the West Bank which would facilitate a military coup, The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday. The Hamas infrastructure relied on...
  • IDF Demolishes Homes of Teens' Murderers

    08/18/2014 6:00:05 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-18-14 | Elad Benari
    The IDF demolished on Sunday night the homes of the three terrorists who kidnapped and murdered Israeli teens Gilad Sha’ar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrah. According to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, the homes of terrorists Hussam Kawasmeh and Amar Abu-Eisha were demolished. The home of a third terrorist, Marwan Kawasmeh, was sealed. The operation was carried out “as part of the ongoing fight against terrorism and its infrastructure, in accordance with the decision of the head of Central Command, Gen. Nitzan Alon, and after three petitions on the issue were rejected by the Supreme Court,” the statement...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/18/14)[Prayer]

    08/18/2014 4:57:31 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/18/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Lion New International Version (NIV) 5 Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion came toward him roaring. 6 Then the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon him, and although he had nothing in his hand, he tore the lion in pieces as one tears a young goat. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. 7 Then he went down and talked with the woman, and she was right...
  • Israel’s Quiet Doomsday Submarines Almost Are Ready

    08/17/2014 9:52:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 17, 2014 | Robert Beckhusen
    ‘Dolphin II’ class nearing completion The Israeli navy is a bit of an odd duck. It’s designed largely for coastal and eastern Mediterranean warfare. But among all of Israel’s small corvettes and missile boats are some some seriously mighty submarines. Israel is also investing heavily in growing its submarine fleet. It’s a reflection of Tel Aviv’s increasing reliance on the underwater boats for a range of operations — including nuclear deterrence. Right now, three Dolphin II-class submarines are under construction at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems shipyards in Kiel. Once the submarines complete their trials and head towards the Mediterranean, they will become...
  • Arrests at protests against Israeli interfaith wedding

    08/17/2014 8:44:25 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 17 August 2014 | BBC
    Four far-right Jewish protesters have been arrested at the wedding of a Jewish-born woman who converted to Islam and an Arab Muslim man in Israel. Several hundred demonstrators rallied outside the reception hall in Rishon LeZion on Sunday, amid high security.
  • Greenfield: How to Write About Israel

    08/17/2014 1:44:02 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, August 17, 2014 How to Write About Israel Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Writing about Israel is a booming field. No news agency, be it ever so humble, can avoid embedding a few correspondents and a dog's tail of stringers into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, to sit in cafes clicking away on their laptops, meeting up with leftist NGO's and the oppressed Muslim of the week. At a time when international desks are being cut to the bone, this is the one bone that the newshounds won't give up. Wars can be covered from thousands...
  • Uproar over U.S. ports (excellent editorial)

    02/17/2006 6:15:19 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 130 replies · 2,665+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/17/2006 | Staff
    The White House is obviously not listening to the congressional uproar over Dubai Ports World. Lawmakers want to know why a federal panel allowed a state-owned United Arab Emirates shipping firm to pay $6.8 billion to acquire six major American ports -- including critical ones in New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia -- despite its home country's glaring ties to international terrorism. But the White House is yawning.
  • Democrats plan bill to block Dubai-US port deal (HRC is the sponsor)

    02/17/2006 7:51:42 AM PST · by presidio9 · 223 replies · 3,976+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/16/06
    Two U.S. Democratic senators said on Friday they would introduce legislation aimed at blocking Dubai Ports World from buying a company that operates several U.S. shipping ports because of security concerns. ADVERTISEMENT Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Hillary Clinton of New York said they would offer a measure to ban companies owned or controlled by foreign governments from acquiring U.S. port operations. "We wouldn't turn the border patrol or the customs service over to a foreign government, and we can't afford to turn our ports over to one either," Menendez said in a statement. P&O, the company Dubai Ports...
  • Frist Calls for Halt to U.S. Ports Deal

    02/21/2006 9:27:14 AM PST · by STARWISE · 144 replies · 2,917+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 2-21-06 | Will Lester
    Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist called Tuesday for the Bush administration to stop a deal permitting a United Arab Emirates company to take over six major U.S. seaports, upping the ante on a fight that several congressmen, governors and mayors are waging with the White House. "The decision to finalize this deal should be put on hold until the administration conducts a more extensive review of this matter," said Frist. "If the administration cannot delay this process, I plan on introducing legislation to ensure that the deal is placed on hold until this decision gets a more thorough review." In...
  • P&O may have to retain port management-congressman

    02/21/2006 7:58:22 PM PST · by demlosers · 31 replies · 781+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:51 PM GMT10
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - British firm P&O (PO.L: Quote, Profile, Research) may have to retain management of six major ports in the United States even though it is on the verge of being taken over by Dubai Ports World, a U.S. congressman said on Tuesday. Republican Rep. Peter King is one of a growing number of American legislators who oppose allowing state-controlled Dubai Ports World of the United Arab Emirates to manage American ports, citing security concerns. He plans to introduce legislation halting the deal next week. "I think for the short-term the British company would probably have to stay...
  • Ports of Politics (take a deep breath and read the Wall Street Journal's take on this one folks)

    02/21/2006 11:21:25 PM PST · by presidio9 · 108 replies · 1,996+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 22, 2006
    -snip- the notion that the Bush Administration is farming out port "security" to hostile Arab nations is alarmist nonsense. Dubai Ports World would be managing the commercial activities of these U.S. ports, not securing them. There's a difference. Port security falls to Coast Guard and U.S. Customs officials. "Nothing changes with respect to security under the contract," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said yesterday. "The Coast Guard is in charge of security, not the corporation." In a telephone interview yesterday, Kristie Clemens of U.S. Customs and Border Protection elaborated that "Customs and Border Protection has the sole responsibility for the cargo...
  • A Few Words on the Dubai Ports World Imbroglio (Lileks, As Always, NAILS It...!)

    02/21/2006 11:41:27 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 90 replies · 2,014+ views
    James Lileks' Screedblog ^ | 02/22/2006 | James Lileks
    A few words on the Dubai Ports World imbroglio, written without pause or editing, which is probably just as well. Short version: the administration may have thought it was helping a Valuable Ally and probably a pal, end of story. But it plays like Bush defending eminent domain to condemn a neighborhood to build a mosque. I don’t make predictions, because – well, who cares? You either repeat the conventional wisdom and hide with the herd when you’re wrong, or buck the prevailing opinions and get a reputation as a “maverick” when you’re wrong, again. Works for some. But if...
  • Bush port defiance fuels bipartisan anger

    02/22/2006 2:41:12 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 63 replies · 900+ views
    AP ^ | 2/22/06
    Posted on Wed, Feb. 22, 2006 Bush port defiance fuels bipartisan anger TOM RAUM Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Bush's marquee issue, the war on terror, is being turned against him by Democrats and rebelling members of his own party in an election-year dustup over a deal that allows an Arab company to manage major U.S. ports. People in both parties are suggesting it's another case of Bush seeming to be tone deaf to controversy - on top of government eavesdropping, Katrina recovery and Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident. The storm is forcing the president to choose between losing...
  • Frist Changes Position, Says He Now Supports Port Security Plan

    02/26/2006 5:18:03 AM PST · by JackQuickFrost · 234 replies · 2,862+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | 02/26/2006 | Ryan Alessi
    LEXINGTON, Ky. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Saturday night that after recent briefings, he is now comfortable with an Arab-owned company running port security for six American cities and backed off a pledge to pass legislation to stop the deal. But Frist, a Tennessee Republican who was in Lexington for a state GOP dinner, told reporters that the next few days will be crucial for other members of Congress to press intelligence officials about the details of such an arrangement. "My comfort level is good, but I have 99 other United States senators who need the opportunity...
  • Just Nine Out of 300 Terminals Involved in Dubai Deal

    02/28/2006 3:34:51 PM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 52 replies · 939+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Feb. 28, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    News reports over the last two weeks have repeatedly claimed that a Dubai company was taking control of six major U.S. ports as part of a deal approved by the Bush administration. But according to one port security expert, Dubai Ports World will run just a tiny fraction of the terminals at the U.S. ports involved if the deal goes through. Defending the transaction on MSNBC's "Scarborough Company" Monday night, Kim Petersen, president of Seasecure, noted: "There are 300 terminals at those ports. Dubai Ports World is going to handle nine of them." SeaSecure is the largest provider of maritime...