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  • Angry black woman eloquently smacks down Students for Justice in Palestine

    07/31/2014 8:28:11 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Alan B. West ^ | 7/30/14 | Allen West
    They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. If that’s 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....
  • Arab leaders, viewing Hamas as worse than Israel, stay silent

    07/31/2014 2:49:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 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...
  • BREAKING -- Obama Abandons Israel At U.N. Security Council…

    07/28/2014 9:03:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Red Flag News ^ | 7/28/14
    Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch Israel’s back in the U.N. Security Council, where it succeeded for more than five years in blocking successive efforts by the Palestinians to gain more of the trappings of an independent state and to get the world body to formally censure Israeli settlement policies. That changed after the stroke of midnight Sunday when, in the early minutes of Monday, July 28, the U.N. Security Council, with the backing of the United States, issued...
  • UK: Outrage as Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets orders the Palestinian flag

    07/30/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 30 2014 | MATT CHORLEY
    Outrage as Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets orders the Palestinian flag to fly over town hall 'in solidarity with Gaza' Tower Hamlets's Muslim mayor Lutfur Rahman sparked a storm of protest tonight after raising the Palestinian flag over the town hall ‘in solidarity with Gaza’. Barely 24 hours after it emerged Mr Rahman is to face trial over claims he committed widespread voting fraud, he ordered the flag to fly ‘in support of a ceasefire and peace’. Jewish leaders condemned the move as 'destructive' for community relations as local residents said the council should concentrate on 'potholes and bins' and...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Son of Hamas: Hamas Wants Conquest and the Caliphate

    07/29/2014 1:24:01 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 29 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    From the horse's mouth. An interview that CNN surprisingly broadcast on July 24. In the video that you can watch by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, the son of one of the founders and leaders of Hamas, Mosab Hassan Yousef, enlightens the audience about the true aims of Hamas, which - sorry if this is a spoiler - have nothing to do with the protection of Palestinians, whether children or adults, or the fight to liberate them from Israel's "oppression". Asked why he rejected the political and military objectives of Hamas, for whose leadership he had been...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Cenk Uygur Trashes ‘[feline nickname]’ Hannity: ‘I’ll Kick His [expletive] All Day Long’

    07/28/2014 6:21:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 26, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Yesterday on The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur took on Sean Hannity over his confrontational showdown with a Palestinian guest. Uygur said Hannity couldn’t last a debate where he didn’t control the format and setting, and said if he ever got the chance to debate Hannity fairly, “I’ll kick his [expletive] all day long.” Uygur charged that on Fox News, any criticism of Israel whatsoever isn’t tolerated, and Hannity kept poking at his guest “so he can say, ‘See? Angry Muslims.’” But would Uygur ever face off with Hannity himself? He said if he did, “he’ll do the usual badgering, but...
  • Hillary: Gaza´s Small Size Justification for Hamas Housing Rockets in Schools

    07/28/2014 1:05:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 126 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.
  • Simon Cowell Under Fire for Donation to Israeli Army

    07/28/2014 12:42:20 PM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 07/27/2014 | Christian Toto
    Simon Cowell is used to heaping abuse on strangers, not taking it from them. The former American Idol judge made a fortune by mocking the singing abilities of the Fox show's contestants. Now, Cowell is getting nasty messages from strangers, but the stakes are far higher. Cowell gave $150,000 to the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces last year, but the donation is only now hitting the news cycle, according to YNET News. As a result, Cowell began receiving images of dead Palestinian children on Twitter and has been accused of helping Israel invade Gaza. One of the tweets said...
  • ‘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...
  • Thousands march in downtown Chicago in support of Palestinians

    07/26/2014 11:30:09 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 36 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/20/2014 | Stephanie K. Baer
    Thousands of protesters were marching through downtown Chicago on Sunday in support of Palestinians as Israeli forces continue a ground invasion in the Gaza Strip. Protesters were carrying Palestinian flags and signs reading “Save Gaza's children” and chanting “Free, free Palestine.” Salam Khatib, 19, of Valparaiso, Ind., participated in the march with seven of her family members. "We just hope people will expand their knowledge of what's going on in Palestine," she said. "It just doesn't make sense to me." Protesters made their way west along Upper Wacker Drive, turned south on State Street and then continued west along Madison...
  • Chechen leader blasts Israel’s ‘unjustified cruelty’ towards Palestinians

    07/26/2014 1:22:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    rt.com ^ | July 22, 2014
    Ramzan Kadyrov has expressed condolences to the victims of Israeli attacks on Palestinians and emphasized that the USA and Europe were turning a blind eye on this policy of “state terrorism.” The head of the Chechen Republic published an extensive statement on latest political events on his social media of choice – the Instagram. Kadyrov spoke out after Israel stepped up its ‘Protective Edge’ ground operation in Gaza Strip on Sunday. According to Gaza Health Ministry’s official release, a t least 425 Palestinians, including 111 children, have been killed and over 3,000 have been wounded since the beginning of the...
  • US Official: Israel Declares 12-Hour Cease-fire in Gaza Saturday

    07/25/2014 3:13:07 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    Voice of America ^ | July 25, 2014
    News / Middle East US Official: Israel Declares 12-Hour Cease-fire in Gaza Saturday OA News Last updated on: July 25, 2014 3:19 PM A U.S. official says Israel has declared a 12-hour-long cease-fire in Gaza for Saturday. The pause in fighting would take effect 7:00 a.m. local time (0400 GMT).
  • The history of the Arab-Israeli conflict that the mainstream media will never print

    07/25/2014 9:32:58 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 1 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 7/25/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "The Arabs are the only declared refugees who became refugees not by the action of their enemies or because of well-grounded fear of their enemies, but by the initiative of their own leaders."
  • Hamas to social media activists: Always call dead “innocent civilians”

    07/17/2014 1:08:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    http://www.jihadwatch.org/ ^ | July 17, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    “Anyone killed or martyred is to be called a civilian from Gaza or Palestine, before we talk about his status in jihad or his military rank. Don’t forget to always add ‘innocent civilian’ or ‘innocent citizen’ in your description of those killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza.” And the mainstream media eagerly plays along with their cynical game.
  • FIFTEEN Palestinians Dead After Hamas Refuses to Allow Civilians to Escape Shelter

    07/24/2014 9:37:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/24/14 | Jim Hoft
    Today at least 15 people were killed and many wounded when Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school in northern Gaza. UN Chief Ban Ki Moon condemned the attack. The IDF said it was looking into the matter. Last night the IDF told the Red Cross to evacuate civilians from the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun. But Hamas refused to let the civilians leave the area.
  • 10,000 Palestinian protesters have marched on an Israeli checkpoint, sparking clashes with military

    07/24/2014 7:54:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Australian ^ | July 25, 2014 10:58AM | (Network writers, News Corp Australia Network)
    At least 10,000 Palestinian protesters have rallied and are clashing with Israeli military forces in and around Jerusalem following an attack on a UN school. The main clash site is at Qalandiya, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, though there are now reports of uprisings in the Old City portion of Jerusalem itself. […] Israeli army officials have told AFP news agency that “riot dispersal means” were being used to control the protest. […] Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said several officers were injured by rocks thrown at them in Jerusalem and that about 20 protesters were arrested. …
  • L.A. Times Prints Front-Page Defense of Hamas Terror Against Israel

    07/24/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 24, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (GRAPHIC-AT-LINK)The Los Angeles Times leads Thursday with a story entitled: "Gaza's dilemma: Deadly war or suffocating Israeli embargo." According to the story, Palestinians in Gaza are left with no choice but to wage war, because if they do not fire rockets at Israeli civilians, they must accept an Israeli [sic] "embargo." The article omits the obvious point that if Hamas would stop trying to kill Israelis, neither the embargo nor the war itself would be necessary. The authors, Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, accept that Hamas started the war--and even suggest that most Palestinians in Gaza support it, though there...
  • "Why Did Palestinians Elect Hamas?" Megyn Kelly Takes on Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Spokesperson

    07/24/2014 8:27:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    FoxNewsinsider.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | FoxNewsinsider.com
    Megyn Kelly tonight took on Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA spokesperson Harris Zafar over the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
  • Khamenei to Palestinian Arabs: Keep Fighting Israel

    07/23/2014 5:53:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 7/24/2014, 3:42 AM | Elad Benari and AFP
    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged Palestinian Arabs on Wednesday to keep fighting Israel, according to AFP. “The only way to deal with this savage regime is to continue resistance and armed struggle and extend it to the West Bank (Judea and Samaria -ed.),” the official IRNA news agency quoted Khamenei as saying. Iran, which does not recognize Israel, is a supporter of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups that have been at the forefront of the fighting in Gaza. …
  • Unrest All Around: Israel Ripe for a Third Intifada?

    07/23/2014 8:26:10 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    CBN News ^ | July 23, 2014 | George Thomas
    BETHLEHEM, Israel -- As the war in the Gaza Strip continues, some fear a third intifada (armed Palestinian uprising) may be brewing. Forty-six miles away from the fighting against Hamas terrorists in Gaza, there's another battle some say is being dangerously ignored by the world. "My big concern right now is this -- is that the West Bank is being neglected with the riots that are being done every single night, almost now 13, 14 nights in a row," Pastor Steven Khoury, with Holy Land Missions, told CBN News. Khoury, a prominent Christian Arab who lives in Bethlehem, worries the...
  • Calgary: Pro-Palestinian protesters aren't the problem, the cops are

    07/23/2014 6:27:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/23/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    As Canada Free Press reported, Pro-Palestinian demonstrations have taken place in many cities and countries throughout the West. These protests occasionally turned violent as did the one held last Friday in Calgary, Alberta. But what happened in Calgary was different.
  • Hospitalized soldiers: Terrorists charged with babies in hand

    07/22/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/22/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I think the picture above was intended to be humorous. It's not. It really happened. Parents of wounded soldiers spoke to Kol Yisrael on Tuesday and shared some of the disturbing stories they had heard from their sons. They said soldiers have repeatedly seen young children in Sheijaya, Gaza, be sent out into the streets with guns to try to attack IDF troops. One parent reported that terrorists had run at IDF soldiers with a gun in one hand and a baby in the other, apparently in hopes that the soldiers would see the child and hold their fire....
  • Diplomat: UN Gave Hamas Rockets to the Palestinian Government

    07/21/2014 12:27:40 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 21, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    United Nations officials handed Hamas missiles found last week in a U.N.-run school in Gaza to the Palestinian government, according to a Western diplomat familiar with the case who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. At least 20 rockets were discovered last week in a Gaza school run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which operates several schools in Gaza and elsewhere. Israeli officials claimed on Sunday that the weapons were given back to Hamas, but Western sources familiar with the case say that they were turned over to “local authorities” working under the Palestinian unity government
  • Israel Asks London: What Would You do if You Were Under Attack?

    07/21/2014 4:26:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Monday 21 Jul 2014
    Israel’s armed forces have distributed an image of London’s Houses of Parliament under missile attack, posing the question: ‘What would you do?’The military’s bid to justify its actions comes on the day five patients were killed in their beds as Israeli bombs hit a hospital in Gaza. The strike on the Al Aqsa Hospital, in the town of Deir el-Balah, was the fourth attack by Israeli forces on a medical facility this month. The Israel army did not comment on the incident but has previously accused militants of firing rockets from locations close to schools and hospitals. There were renewed...
  • A Question for Israel’s Critics

    07/21/2014 8:41:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Michael Brown
    In light of the murderous actions and intentions of Hamas, what would you like Israel to do? I wholeheartedly concur that the death of even one unarmed civilian is tragic, let alone the death of scores or of hundreds. And I affirm without hesitation that Arab blood is as precious as Jewish blood. That being said, since Hamas is sworn to Israel’s destruction, since Hamas initiated the recent hostilities, since Hamas rejected cease fire offers, since Hamas is using civilians, including women and children, as human shields, and since Hamas is actively attempting to infiltrate Israel and murder, kidnap, and...
  • Watch: Berlin Imam Prays for the Annihilation of Jews

    07/20/2014 9:59:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 7/21/2014, 5:46 AM | Elad Benari
    An imam in the German capital, Berlin, recently gave a sermon in which he expressed support for Gaza and called for “the annihilation of Jews”. […] “Oh Allah, destroy the Zionist Jews. They are no challenge for you,” he continued. “Count them and kill them to the very last one. Don’t spare a single one of them. Shake the ground beneath their feet. Make them suffer terribly. Deflect their bullets. Disperse them. They behave tyranically all over the world and spread corruption.” …
  • Pre-Show Hot Mike Catches Kerry Mocking Israel-Avoids Repeating When Asked During Show

    07/20/2014 2:12:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 20, 2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    On Sunday John Kerry forgot the number one rule of being miked for an interview; the microphone is always on. The Secretary of State was miked and on camera waiting for an interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace when he spoke to an aide about an Israeli operation resulting in the deaths of 14 IDF solders. Kerry’s reaction was a mocking: "It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation.We’ve got to get over there. Thank you, John. I think, John, we ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.”...
  • Hamas Fighters Slip Through Tunnels, Killing 2 Israeli Troops

    07/19/2014 10:56:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 19, 2014 | Anne Barnard and Jodi Rudoren
    GAZA CITY — Even as Israeli forces pushed deeper into the Gaza Strip, unleashing intense artillery fire as they moved to demolish militants’ tunnels into Israel, several Hamas fighters slipped through one of the passages on Saturday and killed two Israeli soldiers on patrol before being driven back, the Israeli military said. The infiltration, the second in three days, was the latest indication that the tunnel network from Gaza into Israel is far more extensive than previously publicly known. The attack seemed to send a message that Hamas was undeterred in its efforts to launch assaults on Israel, and it...
  • [Arab Knesset member] Zoabi Encourages Uprising Against Israel—on Hamas Website

    07/18/2014 8:23:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 7/18/2014, 8:14 AM | Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin
    MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) took her campaign against Israel to a whole new level this week, Israel Hayom reports Friday—after she published an article on Hamas’s official website encouraging an Islamist uprising against the Jewish state. Zoabi encouraged all Arab countries to help stoke a “popular uprising” against Israel, halt security coordination with the Palestinian Authority (PA) police in Judea and Samaria, and lay siege to the region. Zoabi—who is a member of the Israeli Knesset—also put the word “Israel” in quotation marks for the entire article. The inflammatory piece also attacks Operation Protective Edge against Hamas, which seeks to...
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA Claims US Plotting to Torpedo Middle East, ISIS is Jewish

    07/17/2014 12:24:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 7/17/2014, 8:11 PM | Tova Dvorin
    The Middle East is falling apart, according to the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s official daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida—all because of an elaborate conspiracy on the part of the US to stoke conflict in Gaza, Iraq, Syria, and Libya. “After the coffins of US soldiers returned from Afghanistan and Iraq, and before that, from Lebanon, [the US] adopted a new method [to protect US interests]: exploitation and creation of Islamic, Christian and Jewish religious extremism, in order to fight [Arabs] with it [this method] rather than with its own soldiers,” the article claims, in a translation provided by Palestinian Media Watch. “Taking a...
  • EU Urges Israel to ‘Act Proportionately’ in Gaza

    07/16/2014 9:11:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 7/17/2014, 5:15 AM | (AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    European Union (EU) leaders on Wednesday condemned the firing of rockets into Israel while urging the Israel to “act proportionately” and Hamas to agree to a ceasefire, AFP reports. Voicing “great concern” over continued violence in Israel and Gaza, EU leaders said the bloc “condemns the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel and the indiscriminate targeting of civilians.” “Israel has the right to protect its population (but) in doing so it must act proportionately and ensure the protection of civilians at all times,” a European Union statement added. …
  • IDF on 4 kids' deaths: Tragic if innocent civilians hurt in incident [Israel]

    07/16/2014 7:33:22 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 14 replies
    YNet News ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014 | You've Zitun
    The IDF launched an investigation into the incident in which four Palestinian children were killed on a Gaza beach Wednesday afternoon. "The inquiry into the event by the IDF is ongoing at this time. Initial findings show that terror activists were in the area that was attacked and that it served as a launching point for terror activities." The IDF statement said that "it is a tragic event if innocent civilians were hurt in the incident." The military stressed that "it is important to remember the cynical use of Gaza Strip residents by Hamas who hold them as hostages has...
  • Hamas mortar kills 1st Israeli in renewed Gaza conflict

    07/16/2014 4:02:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas would "pay the price" after the Islamic militant group rejected an Egyptian truce plan and instead unleashed more rocket barrages at the Jewish state. Late Tuesday, the military urged tens of thousands of residents of northern and eastern Gaza to leave their homes by Wednesday morning, presumable a prelude to air strikes there. Rocket fire from Gaza killed an Israeli man Tuesday, the first Israeli fatality in eight days of fighting....
  • Hamas armed wing rejects truce ahead of Israeli gov’t talks on deal

    07/14/2014 9:29:49 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 15, 2014 | Itamar Sharon
    Cabinet will likely accept terms of Arab League-backed ceasefire deal as Gaza terror group remains defiant. Hamas said Tuesday morning that the terms of an Egyptian ceasefire proposal were tantamount to surrender, as the Israeli government prepared to meet on the issue, and was expected to approve the deal. Meanwhile the Arab League, the US and PA leader Mahmoud Abbas all urged approval of the truce. As the security cabinet meets to discuss the terms of an Egypt-backed ceasefire, Palestinian sources report that Israel is still attacking targets in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday morning, Israel Radio reports.
  • Evan Sayet declares Liberals don't SUPPORT Palestinians, they hate Jews.

    07/14/2014 9:57:05 AM PDT · by cob201 · 19 replies
    Rage Against the Media ^ | 7/13/14 | Evan Sayet
    In this interview with Scott Jacobs of Democracy Broadcasting News, Evan Sayet describes the event, and building on his “Unified Field Theory of Liberalism,” explains the media’s refusal to report the truth about Israel generally, and their lack of coverage of this event specifically.
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA Official Admits: Israel Follows International Law, We Don’t

    07/13/2014 10:13:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 7/13/2014, 1:29 PM | Ari Soffer
    The Palestinian Authority’s envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has said the PA has no hope of pressing charges against Israel in international courts—because Palestinian terrorist groups are far worse violators of international law themselves. Since peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fell apart after the PA applied for membership in international agencies, many Palestinian factions and advocates have pushed for the PA to sign the Rome Statute and press charges against Israel in the International Criminal Court at the Hague (ICC). But contrasting Israel’s conduct during Operation Protective Edge to stop rocket fire from...
  • Netanyahu finally speaks his mind

    07/13/2014 9:30:57 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 7/13/2014 | DAVID HOROVITZ
    Does Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu really support a two-state solution, or is his rhetoric to this effect disingenuous? Did he genuinely seek an accommodation with the Palestinians during the nine months of US-brokered negotiations that collapsed in April, or was he just stringing the Americans and the Palestinians along, while his heart is truly with the settlement enterprise? >>SNIP<< Netanyahu began his appearance, typically, by reading some prepared remarks. But then, most atypically, he took a series of questions. And while he initially stuck to responses tied to the war against Hamas, its goals, and the terms under which it...
  • IDF hits Gaza police chief’s home, kills 15, warns of heavier strikes, after Hamas barrage

    07/13/2014 1:59:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 12, 2014 | Yifa Yaakov, Itamar Sharon and Ricky Ben-David
    Five days after the launch of Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s effort to put a halt to Hamas rocket fire, some 600 rockets had been fired from Gaza at Israel. Rockets fired throughout Saturday targeted communities near the Gaza Strip as well as Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Rehovot and Rishon Lezion. Hamas launched a major assault on central Israel in late evening. An American tourist died of a heart attack after sirens wailed in Jerusalem. Palestinian reports say at least 150 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes, including more than 15 in a strike late Saturday aimed at Hamas’s Gaza...
  • Gaza doctors' hearts break as health care collapses under Israeli attack

    07/12/2014 4:46:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    All Voices ^ | July 11, 2014 | saleh1966
    This baby was injured because she was firing rockets!!! Commentary Doctors in Gaza did not need to read a warning from the World Health Organization to know that their health care system was collapsing under Israeli attack. Hospitals were overwhelmed by hundreds of casualties, including small children. It was getting worse every day, and EgyptÂ’s refusal to open its border made things worse still. "The recent escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip raises concern about the ability of the government and the Ministry of Health of the occupied Palestinian territory to cope with the increased burden of medical emergencies...
  • How Does Israel End Up the Bad Guy?

    07/10/2014 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies
    Jewish Policy Center ^ | Shoshana Bryen
    It is a terrible irony that Israel, revolted first by the murder of three of its teenage citizens and then by the revenge attack on a Palestinian teen, is the object of riots, bombs, and demands.Following the discovery of the bodies of the three Israeli teenagers, six Israelis were arrested for the heinous murder of a teenage Palestinian. That murder did nothing so much as unify the people and the government of Israel in their revulsion for six of their own. One prominent Religious Zionist rabbi called for the death penalty for the killers of Mohammed Abu Khder. (Israel has...
  • Qatar donates $5 million to help buy medicines for Gaza hospitals (Sure)

    07/10/2014 4:12:54 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    Mann News ^ | 7/10/2014 | Maan News
    Qatar donates $5 million to help buy medicines for Gaza hospitals Published yesterday 17:42 (MaanImages) GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Qatar donated on Thursday $5 million to help provide Gaza hospitals with emergency retirements such as medicines, medical equipment and fuel for power generators. The donation was announced by Muhammad al-Ummadi, who chairs a Qatari committee for the reconstruction of Gaza Strip. Al-Ummadi, who is also deputy chairperson of the Qatari Foreign Ministry’s project department, said the donation came in response to Gaza’s call for help during the ongoing conflict. He highlighted that the committee would use the money to buy...
  • Public defenders fired for anti-Arab postings

    07/08/2014 8:28:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 7/8/14 | Brittany Wallman and Rafael Olmeda
    Two Broward County assistant public defenders were fired Tuesday for Facebook comments calling Palestinians "cockroaches" and "filthy swine." Bruce Raticoff and Gary Sheres both lost their jobs, as outrage built after the Sun Sentinel published an article including the Facebook comments a week ago, Public Defender Howard Finkelstein said. The remarks from the two mens' personal Facebook accounts last week were posted under an item about Palestinians allegedly celebrating the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teen boys. The killings were blamed on the Islamic militant group Hamas. "They are the filthy swine they don't eat. Their ignorance to the...
  • Gaza doctors 'running out of medicine' to treat civilians

    07/08/2014 6:43:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 8, 2014
    Israel has carried out more air strikes on the Gaza Strip, following dozens of rockets fired by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas. At least 15 Palestinians, including two women and a child, were reportedly hurt in the strikes. Yolande Knell explains that if the air strikes continue, doctors will run out of medical supplies to deal with the shrapnel injuries.
  • Abbas’s Fatah Threatens Israel: ‘Prepare the Body Bags’

    07/08/2014 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 7/8/2014, 7:53 AM | Ari Yashar
    Not to be outdone by the Hamas terrorists in Gaza who have been showering rockets on southern Israel, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction has stepped up its threatening rhetoric against Israel. Fatah threatened death against Israelis by telling them to “prepare body bags,” writing on its official Facebook page Monday, “Sons of Zion, this is an oath to the Lord of the Heavens: Prepare all the bags you can for your body parts.” The statement, translated by Palestinian Media Watch, is just the latest in a recent string of calls to terrorism by Abbas’s party. On Saturday,...
  • US Asks Israel to 'Show Restraint in Response'

    07/07/2014 4:03:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/14 | Moshe Cohen
    The United States on Monday night condemned the rocket fire by Hamas against Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday night in the wake of the heavy rocket fire on Israel. Kerry asked Netanyahu to “act with restraint” in his response to Hamas' pounding of southern Israel. With that, State Department spokesperson Jean Psaki said that the US supported Israel's right to defend itself. “We condemn the firing of missiles at Israel and support Israel's right to defend itself.” Kerry, she said, had spoken to Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and asked...