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  • WHOA! Obama Halts Visa Applications From Israel

    07/31/2014 11:23:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-31-2014 | Andrew Marcus
    No Jews Allowed Democrats have a Jewish problem: US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis Tourist visa process cancelled until further notice, embassy announces. From the Obama State Dept: “Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services,” the statement says. “Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis.”
  • Gaza UN shelter attack 'totally unacceptable' - White House

    07/31/2014 11:47:34 AM PDT · by mojito · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/31/2014 | Unattributed
    The US has said the shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible". In its strongest criticism yet of Israel's offensive in the Palestinian territory, the US - Israel's closest ally - also said the civilian casualties were "too high". It urged Israel to do more to protect civilian life. Israel says its offensive in Gaza is designed to defend its population from attacks by Palestinian militants. The UN has also criticised Israel over the worsening situation in Gaza, saying people there are "facing a precipice".
  • The UN Continues to Blame Israel for Everything

    07/31/2014 3:42:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/14 | Joseph Klein
    The United Nations Security Council met once again Thursday on the crisis in Gaza. This time it heard humanitarian briefings from Under Secretary-General for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Valerie Amos, and the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krahenbuhl.
  • Defending an ally and defending the Constitution

    07/31/2014 3:37:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/14 | Tom Delay
    First up, I think any friend of our embattled ally Israel has to be outraged by how President Obama and his top aides are treating the clashes now underway with Hamas in Gaza. From their very first responses to the crisis, you would almost think the administration was supporting the terrorists of Hamas over Israel.
  • Gaza crisis: Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire

    07/31/2014 3:08:20 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31 , 2014 | Foxs News
    Israel and Hamas agreed Thursday to an unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza conflict, set to begin Friday, the United States and United Nations said. The cease-fire was scheduled to commence at 8 am local time on Friday, and is expected to last for a period of 72 hours unless it's extended, the State Department said in a statement. Military forces will be expected to stay in place during the cease-fire. In a joint statement, the U.S. and U.N. said they had gotten assurances that all parties to the conflict had agreed to the halt in hostilities.
  • Flanagan: No plans to expel Israeli ambassador

    07/31/2014 2:48:21 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 3 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | July 31 2014 | Staff Report
    The Foreign Affairs minister Charlie Flanagan has said he has no plans to expel Israel's ambassadorto Ireland. Minister Flanagan said Ireland's foreign policy had always been based on dialogue, which could not happen if ambassadors were not present. He was facing calls in the Seanad for Ireland to expel Israeli ambassador Boaz Modai over Israel's actions against Palestinians in Gaza. Minister Flanagan said expelling the ambassador would only mean more difficulties for Ireland. "The corollary of course would be the recall or expulsion of our own ambassador in Israel and the crippling of our own embassy in Tel Aviv," he...
  • Top Hamas Official: Ceasefire Should Include International Forces on June 4, 1967 Borders

    07/31/2014 2:02:27 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 18 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | July 31, 2014
    In a statement to the Turkish Anadolu News Agency, posted on the Internet on July 31, 2014, top Hamas official Osama Hamdan said that the international forces would prevent Israel from repeating its "aggression." Osama Hamdan: "We gave a clear response to the Egyptian (ceasefire) initiative. The Palestinian resistance factions unanimously rejected the Egyptian initiative, and for substantial reasons. We seek a new formula. We don't mind if Egypt adopts it, with the support of all the regional and international players, and this will constitute a new formula for a ceasefire. If there is an international resolution that seeks to...
  • Six Injured, Three Seriously, in Mortar Attack

    07/31/2014 1:58:27 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-31-14 | Ido Ben-Porat
    Six people were injured, three of them seriously, when a mortar shell fired by Gaza terrorists struck the Eshkol region Thursday evening. The casualties were evacuated by helicopter to Soroka and Tel Hashomer hospitals. Earlier Thursday, residents of the Shaar Hanegev region were warned of a possible infiltration and asked to stay inside their homes. Hamas terrorists fired rockets at Gush Dan at 6:00 pm Thursday, sparking "code red" sirens in Tel Aviv, Bnei Brak, Givat Shmuel, Givatayim, Ramat Gan and Ramat Ef'al. The Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepted two rockets over Tel Aviv. Earlier, a rocket hit...
  • Visualization of Rocket Attacks on Israel

    07/31/2014 11:50:33 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    Red Alert ^ | 7/31/2014 | Red Alert
  • Booby-Trapped Explosives Built into Walls of UNRWA Clinic

    07/31/2014 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Piranha · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) ^ | July 31, 2014 | Uzi Baruch and Elad Benari
    New details have emerged about the booby-trapped clinic explosion that killed three IDF Maglan unit soldiers in Gaza earlier this week - Sergeant First Class Matan Gottlieb, 21, from Rishon LeZion; Sergeant First Class Omar Chai, 21, from Savion; and Sergeant First Class Guy Algranati, 20, of Tel Aviv, hy"d. Over eighty kilograms of explosives were built into the UN-funded hospital's walls themselves, it was cleared for publication Thursday - revealing that the clinic itself was built to mask, and perform, potential acts of terror on the IDF. Moreover, the clinic was built over tens of terror tunnels, according to...
  • A Response to the "Open Letter for the People in Gaza"

    07/31/2014 9:57:46 AM PDT · by Piranha · 6 replies
    Israeli Medical Association ^ | July 27, 2014 | Eidelman, Leonid, MD and Afek, Arnon, MD
    .... The assertion that Israel has no regard for the lives of Gazan citizens is utterly false. Israel continues to supply electricity and water to Gaza even during this unfortunate conflict. Since the beginning of the current conflict, 1248 trucks entered Gaza from Israel, 4.44 million liters of diesel were delivered for the power station, and 48 infrastructural repairs were carried out. On July 27, 170 trucks were scheduled to enter but the crossing was forced to close at 14:00 because of Hamas activity in the area. The 94 trucks that entered delivered, among other thing, 1165 tons of food,...
  • Report: Hamas Used Child Labor to Build Terror Tunnels; Hundreds Killed

    07/31/2014 9:38:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 07/31/2014 | By Joel B. Pollak
    Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network, built partly to carry out attacks on children across the Gaza border in Israel. That report--confirmed by Hamas itself--emerged in 2012, not from the Israeli government, but the sympathetic Journal of Palestine Studies, in an article that otherwise celebrated the secret tunnel system as a symbol of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli "siege" of the Gaza Strip. The article, "Gaza's Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel's Siege," was published in the Summer 2012 edition of the Journal by Nicholas Pelham, who writes for the Economist and...
  • IDF Maglan (Special) Forces Killed in Gaza by UN Clinic Rigged With Explosives

    07/31/2014 8:09:16 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 23 replies
    Walla ^ | Juy 31, 2014 | Amir Bokbot
    This is an Israeli online paper. My translation: Investigation into the incident yesterday which killed three elite Maglan fighters shows that the structure which collapsed on the soldiers was a UN clinic. It further shows that Hamas hid in the wall 12 barrels of explosives and each weighed 80 kilograms. . . . Findings of the investigation suggest that before entering the clinic Maglan forces shot a shell inside the building out of concern that it was booby-trapped. Then, special Maglan forces burst in along with fighters from the Bomb Squad, who have been operating since the beginning of operation...
  • Joe Scarborough turns on Israel

    07/31/2014 7:57:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/31/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Joe Scarborough on Thursday had harsh words for Israels actions in Gaza, saying the country was engaging in indiscriminate killing. This is asinine, said the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman. This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine.
  • Confronting Evil in Gaza -- If Not Now When?

    07/31/2014 7:31:57 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 3 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | July 31, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    Asked by a convert to distill the Torahs essence, Rabbi Hillel Judaisms great sage taught, What is hateful unto you, do not do unto your neighbor. Like the Golden Rule that roots most ethical traditions, Hillels first-century precept was aimed at inspiring a better society, one that brought order, dignity and peace to an otherwise cruel and warring world. That too much of the world still inhabits a darker moral universe refusing to Think Again about its preference for violence, hate and death is perhaps humanitys greatest challenge. As Nazi-era refugee Albert Einstein understood, defending our...
  • How Many Children Will Die in Gaza?

    07/31/2014 7:24:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/31/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    There is not much that is simple about the ArabIsraeli conflict, but there is one thing that is certain: The question of how many Palestinian women and children are going to die in Gaza is not going to be decided by the Israelis it is going to be decided by Hamas. The Jews mean to live, Hamas means to exterminate them, and there will be war until Hamas and its allies either weary of it or win it and the last Israeli Jew is dead or exiled. It is Hamas, not the Israelis, that stashes rockets and soldiers in...
  • Watch: IDF Forces Kill Terrorist in Underground Battle

    07/31/2014 6:32:27 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-31-14 | Ari Soffer
    As the battle with terrorist groups in Gaza continues to rage, IDF forces have taken the fight to Hamas in its vast network of underground tunnels, many of which lead into Israeli territory for attacks against both military and civilian targets. On Thursday, the military released footage from an underground gun battle, in which soldiers from the IDF's Givati Brigade killed at least one terrorist. In the video - which is subtitled in Hebrew only - a commander can be heard alerting his men to a terrorist nearby: "There was a guy just here, that terrorist, who entered between us...
  • Netanyahu Vows: We Won't Stop Until the Job is Done

    07/31/2014 6:30:26 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-31-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened a special security cabinet session Thursday morning to address the IDF's ongoing Operation Protective Edge. "The IDF will continue to operate in the Gaza Strip with full strength" until the job is done, the Prime Minister said - and not before. In particular, Netanyahu said that IDF forces had succeeded in destroying dozens of "terror tunnels" dug by Hamas into Israel, noting that the terrorist group was likely planning to kidnap Israeli soldiers and civilians. He said that he was confident that the IDF could shut down Hamas's tunnel network and emphasized that even were...
  • Watch: 12 Examples of Hamas Firing Rockets from Civilian Areas

    07/31/2014 6:28:04 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-31-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Hamas has stored and fired rockets from within densely-populated civilian areas, making Israeli attempts to stop them without causing collateral damage virtually impossible. To compound the problem, Hamas has openly encouraged civilians to act as human shields, glorifying their actions as heroism. Misfired rockets by Islamists falling on Gaza's citizens are common, as the IDF's rocket coverage has consistently shown, but are skewed to blame Israel for alleged attacks on civilian centers. Terrorists have also used hospitals and schools as command centers and military bases.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/31/14)[Prayer]

    07/31/2014 5:28:54 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/31/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Dogs New International Version (NIV) 5So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink. (Judges 7:5) 23And of Jezebel also spoke the Lord, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.(1 Kings 21) 4Anyone who is among the living has hope[a]even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!(Ecclesiastes 9:4) 26He replied, It is not right to take the...
  • Rouhani: This Festering Zionist Tumor Has Opened Once Again

    07/31/2014 4:06:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/31/2014 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at Israel in vitriolic terms on Wednesday, referring to Israel as a festering Zionist tumor.Rouhani, who has been championed by Western media as a moderate reformer who could change Irans extremist ways, appears to be adopting a violent tone similar to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who has advocated for the complete destruction of Israel in recent days.Today, this festering Zionist tumor has opened once again and has turned the land of olives into destruction and blood and littered the land with the body parts of Palestinian children, Rouhani was quoted as saying in a...
  • Report: Massive Palestinian Sneak Attack Against Jewish State Planned For 12 Years

    07/31/2014 4:43:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 30, 2014 | Andrew Marcus
    Reports are beginning to surface that tell a horrifying story of a near miss for the state of Israel. The Palestinians have been using billions in aid money to build their terror tunnel network for a massive attack they started planning 12 years ago! The JTA reported: Hamas planned to use the tunnels it dug from Gaza to Israel to execute a massive attack on southern Israel, an Israeli newspaper reported, citing unnamed Israeli security sources. Under the plan detailed Friday by the Hebrew-language Maariv daily, Hamas planned to send terrorists through the more than 30 tunnels uncovered by Israeli...
  • Arab leaders, viewing Hamas as worse than Israel, stay silent

    07/31/2014 2:49:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | July 31, 2014 | David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times News Service
    CAIRO: Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting. Not this time. After the military ouster of the Islamist government in Cairo last year, Egypt has led a new coalition of Arab states including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan that has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip. That, in turn, may have contributed to the failure of the antagonists to reach a negotiated ceasefire even after more than...
  • Angry black woman eloquently smacks down Students for Justice in Palestine

    07/30/2014 10:27:18 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 4 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Allen West
    They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. If thats the case, the American black community should be highly flattered that everybody wants to lay claim to a civil rights struggle just like the black civil rights movement. We see that coming from the radical gay agenda, and some in the black community provide credibility in attributing the civil rights mantra to that push. You even have folks here in America illegally claiming they have civil rights. One thing missing from all these other struggles is the central root of the black civil rights movement, the black church....
  • Israelis overwhelmingly back war

    07/31/2014 12:32:39 AM PDT · by Netz · 9 replies
    Associated Press (Philly.com) ^ | July 31, 2014 | Aron Heller and Tia Goldenberg
    <p>JERUSALEM - Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both.</p>
  • After Anti-Israeli Comments, Erdogan 'Glad' to Return Jewish Award

    07/30/2014 2:40:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/30/2014 | Abe Katsman
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be "glad" to return an award given to him in 2004 by a prominent American Jewish group, Turkey's embassy in the US said Tuesday, amid a growing controversy over the premier's anti-Israel remarks.According to Israel National News, theAmerican Jewish Congresshad given Erdogan the Profile of Courage award in recognition of his efforts at that time to seek peace in the Middle East. But the AJC now wants the award to be returned following Erdogans repeated verbal assaults against Israel, most recently over the Gazaconflict.Erdogan has slammed Israel's attacks on Gaza as "genocide" of...
  • HAMAS Main Compound Bunker Located Under Central Gaza Hospital

    07/29/2014 10:28:22 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 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 arent 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 scoopthe kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk. So why isnt the fact that Hamas uses Shifa Hospital as...
  • Italian Reporter Reveals Hamas Cover-Up Over Misfired Rockets

    07/30/2014 1:30:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 7/30/2014, 10:01 AM | Ari Soffer
    An Italian journalist who until Tuesday was embedded in Gaza has backed the IDFs account of a rocket strike on a school playground in central Gazas Shati refugee camp on Monday. At least 10 people were killed in the attackmost of them childrenand some sources claimed the death toll was as high as 30. Palestinian sources were quick to blame Israel, claiming that an Israeli fighter jet fired missiles directly at the playground and nearby hospital. Israel denied the accusations, saying that Hamas rockets aimed at Israel from the area misfired, and struck both the school and the hospital. Verifying...
  • Top Secret Hamas Command Bunker in Gaza Revealed

    07/29/2014 7:37:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | July 29, 2014
    And why reporters wont 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 arent 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 scoopthe kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk. So why isnt the fact that Hamas uses Shifa...
  • Hamas official: We all remember how the Jews used to slaughter Christians

    07/30/2014 1:04:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/30/14 | http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/07/hamas-official-we-all-remember-how-the-jews-used-to-slaughter-chri
    The age-old anti-Semitic blood libel makes yet another appearance to justify Hamass targeting of innocent Israeli civilians and threats of a new genocide of the Jews. But the international media is too busy presenting Hamas press releases as news stories to take any notice. Top Hamas Official Osama Hamdan: Jews Use Blood for Passover Matzos, MEMRI, July 28, 2014: In a recent TV interview, Osama Hamdan, top Hamas representative in Lebanon and a member of the Hamas political bureau, said: We all remember how the Jews used to slaughter Christians, in order to mix their blood in their holy matzos....
  • State Dept Criticizes Israeli Strike on Power Plant: Deeply Troubled By Humanitarian Impact

    07/29/2014 5:59:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/19/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said her department was deeply troubled by Israels strike on a Gaza power plant, continuing an ongoing trend of Kerrys State Department obliquely criticizing Israels actions. Were deeply troubled by the humanitarian impact of reduced electricity in Gaza, Psaki told reporters, particularly for emergency services, and urge all parties to respect the civilian nature of these facilities.
  • AWESOME: Mark Levin interviews Son of Hamas founder Mosab Hassan Yousef

    07/29/2014 6:47:38 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Mark Levin interviewed the son of the founder of Hamas, Mosab Hassan Yousef, tonight on his show to get more insight into the terrorist group that runs the Gaza Strip. Yousef made it crystal clear that Hamas doesnt just want to destroy the state of Israel, but wants a global caliphate on every inch of land around the world, and he said they will kill as many palestinians as they need to accomplish this goal. Yousef said the fight that Israel is waging against Hamas isnt just for their own existence, but for the entire world. He emphasizes that now...
  • Second Man Arrested After Synagogue Attack

    07/30/2014 7:40:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2014
    Police arrested a second suspect on Wednesday in connection with an attempted arson attack in which Molotov cocktails were thrown at a synagogue in western Germany. Another man who said he was Palestinian has denied involvement. Prosecutors in Wuppertal said they had arrested a 19-year-old from Syria on Wednesday in connection with the Molotov cocktail attack on the city's Bergische synagogue in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Police believe three young men threw a number of burning bottles into the synagogue entrance-way in an apparent attempt to burn it down. Officers found broken bottles on the ground at the...
  • Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

    07/30/2014 7:28:01 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 31, 2014 | Aron Heller and Tia Goldenberg
    Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the governments conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. And in an echo-chamber fed by ubiquitous updates on Hamas rocket and tunnel attacks, the minority of local voices that do agonize over Gazans suffering are being silenced in a way rarely seen in a country long proud of its spirited, democratic debate.
  • Into the fray: Why Gaza must go

    07/30/2014 5:06:10 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/24/2014 | MARTIN SHERMAN
    The only durable solution requires dismantling Gaza, humanitarian relocation of the non-belligerent Arab population, and extension of Israeli sovereignty over the region. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind.... You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny... That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: victory; victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror,...
  • Israel, Hamas and Obamas foreign policy

    07/30/2014 5:08:30 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/29/2014 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Americans need to be alarmed by what Obamas actions on behalf of Hamas reveal about the general direction of American Middle East policy under his leadership. When US President Barack Obama phoned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday night, in the middle of a security cabinet meeting, he ended any remaining doubt regarding his policy toward Israel and Hamas. Obama called Netanyahu while the premier was conferring with his senior ministers about how to proceed in Gaza. Some ministers counseled that Israel should continue to limit our forces to specific pinpoint operations aimed at destroying the tunnels of death that...
  • Bolivia Claims Israel a 'Terror State'

    07/30/2014 4:12:38 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    Aruyz Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state, according to AFP. President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba. It "means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state," he said. The treaty has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa since 1972. Morales said the Gaza offensive shows "that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that...
  • State Department Hits Back at Israeli Criticism Over Kerry

    07/30/2014 4:08:25 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Hamas are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said Wednesday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from "respected voices in Israel talking about the secretary of state, claiming that he supports Hamas, which is offensive and absurd." The United States had been given Israel "a level of support which has been quite frankly unprecedented in our history, even when we stood alone," she added. Kerry has been the subject of...
  • 'Israel has ample evidence that Hamas is using UNRWA schools for terrorist purposes'

    07/30/2014 3:19:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/30/2014 | By HERB KEINON
    Deputy FM Hanegbi says that instead of blaming Israel, UNRWA should make a real effort to stop being manipulated by terrorist organizations. Israel has ample evidence that Hamas is using UNRWA schools and facilities for terrorist purposes, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzahi Hanegbi said Wednesday. Speaking at a press briefing in Jerusalem, he pointed out that on three separate occasions UNRWA itself has admitted that rockets were hidden in the basement of their facilities. Who knows how many were not found, he said, adding that this phenomenon was totally unacceptable. Each time that the rockets were found, he said, they were...
  • Third Rocket Arsenal Found At Un School In Gaza

    07/30/2014 3:16:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/30/2014 | by JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    The United Nations Relief & Works Agency For Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced Tuesday that another rocket stockpile has been found at one of its schools in Gaza. This instance marks the third time since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge that a weapons arsenal has been found at an UNRWA school in Gaza. UNRWA has yet to place blame on any individuals or organizations for placing the weapons stockpile within a childrens school. The UN body refused to do so on the past two previous occasions as well.The UN body, after both previous findings, has handed the rockets it had...
  • Obama Takes Tougher Line Against Gaza Casualties: Condemns Deadly Shelling of a UN School

    07/30/2014 3:07:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/30/2014 | Julie Pace
    The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war against Hamas. The U.S. frustrations were compounded by a flurry of Israeli media reports this week that appeared aimed at discrediting President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, who spent days trying to negotiate an unsuccessful cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In unusually blunt language, a State Department spokeswoman on Wednesday repeatedly described one of the reports...
  • How Ted Cruz Trolls Obamas Foreign Policy

    07/29/2014 1:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 29, 2014 | Eli Lake
    The Tea Party favorite loves to needle Team Obama. But in an interview, Cruz also reveals a new kind of conservative foreign policy: American exceptionalism without the nation building.One way to understand Ted Cruzs foreign policy, particularly if you are a Democrat, is through the prism of the social media phenomenon known as trolling. The best trolls are provocateurs. Their language is meant to expose a fallacy or weakness in the opponents position as opposed to offering a constructive alternative. In a wide-ranging interview with the junior senator from Texas, there was a lot of trolling. Of Obamas recent attempt...
  • Coddling Kerry: Did mean Israelis hurt his feelings?

    07/30/2014 2:51:42 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | John Podhoretz
    John Kerry fought in Vietnam, threw his medals away, served decades in the Senate, ran for president, did some windsurfing and then became secretary of state of the most powerful country on Earth. Hes a big boy. But there are those who seem to feel otherwise, that Kerry is a fragile and tender reed in need of delicate care people who work for and with him. Not to mention Kerry himself. Over the course of the past year, on several occasions, Kerry and other staffers have taken to whining not sure theres a nicer word over how...
  • UN Secretary General Accuses Israel of 'Attacking Sleeping Children'

    07/30/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/30/14
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon spoke Wednesday at a summit in Costa Rica where he placed blame on Israel for an attack at a UN school in Gaza. Not once mentioning Hamas in his speech, Ban said: This morning, yet another United Nations school sheltering thousands of Palestinian families suffered a reprehensible attack. All available evidence points to Israeli artillery as the cause. Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children. At least 16 civilians are dead, and many more are injured. I want to make it clear that the precise location of this Jabalia Elementary Girls School had...
  • Caroline Glick: A realistic alternative to the failed "Two-State Solution (With Q&A)

    07/30/2014 2:25:24 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 3 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | July 25, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    Five days old already, and long, but it's well worth the time watching this video if you really want to be informed. Caroline Glick: A realistic alternative to the failed "Two-State Solution (With Q&A)
  • New SPC Video on Israel

    07/30/2014 1:36:01 PM PDT · by Bratch · 8 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 29, 2014 | Steve Flesher
    Governor Palin has a great new video up at the Sarah Palin Channel.ViaFacebook: Sarah Palin Politician 4,299,885 Likes20 hrs I posted a new video to the top of my channel called "The Truth About the War in Israel." I look to two very unlikely sources for wisdom on what's really going on there. Please check it out and let me know what you think: https://sarahpalinchannel.com/ - Sarah Palin You can watch the videohere.
  • Hillary: Gaza's Small Size Justification For Hamas Housing Rockets In Schools

    07/30/2014 12:14:20 PM PDT · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 07/28014 | Breitbart
    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.
  • US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis

    07/30/2014 11:49:16 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | Tova Dvorin
    The US embassy in Tel Aviv has cancelled tourist visa applications for Israelis, according to a statement on its official website, in a move it claims is a matter of staffing and security. "Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services," the statement says. "Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis." The statement surfaces in the midst of both souring US-Israel relations and...
  • General: Operation in Gaza 'A Few Days from Completion'

    07/30/2014 11:45:54 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin
    The GOC of the Southern Command, Major General Shlomo Turgeman, gave a detailed update on Operation Protective Edge Wednesday, as Cabinet ministers debate on the future of the operation. "Fighting against Hamas persists continuously and intensely," Turgeman stated. "We have killed hundreds of Hamas terrorists, dozens of them in terrorist 'special forces.'" "We have attacked hundreds of safe houses and war rooms, destroyed infrastructure, struck a number of senior commanders of terrorist organizations," he added. According to Turgeman, the war is progressing well. "As every day passes, we continue to get closer to achieving our goals - destroying the terror...
  • Did Alan Dershowitz Make Marc Lamont Hill Cry During Israel Debate?

    07/30/2014 10:55:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 29, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you okay, Marc? I have a hankie you can use to wipe away that rolling teardrop that Alan Dershowitz possibly caused during your heated debate on Israel and Gaza during CNN Tonight on Monday. The weird thing is that Marc Lamont Hill was actually crying over Israel (GASP!) defending itself against both rocket attacks and secret tunnels built from Gaza into Israel for the purpose of killing and kidnapping. A video was posted by Soopermexican showing Hill's tear of absurdly misplaced compassion (or was it frustration from arguiing with Dershowitz?) rolling down his cheek.