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Israel (News/Activism)

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  • Egyptian soldier killed in clash with Israeli troops at Rafah Crossing in an incident that threatens the already strained ties between the nations

    05/27/2024 9:30:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Time of Israel via MSN ^ | 05/27/2024 | Emanuel Fabian
    An Egyptian soldier was killed in a clash with Israeli soldiers near the Rafah Border Crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday, the countries’ militaries said, in an incident that threatened the already strained ties between the nations. The circumstances of the cross-border shooting were not immediately clear, and it was unknown which side opened fire first. There were no casualties among Israeli forces. The Israel Defense Forces described the incident as “a shooting incident” on the border. “There was a shooting incident on the Egyptian border; the [incident] is under investigation, [and] dialogue is taking place with the...
  • Israel's deadly attack on tent camp confirms 'there is no safety' in Gaza, survivors say

    05/27/2024 4:40:29 PM PDT · by jerod · 67 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 27, 2024 | Rhianna Schmunk
    'No matter where we go, we will die here,' Palestinian woman saysFamilies who survived a deadly Israeli airstrike on a tent camp in Rafah described a horrific scene of scorched tents and burning bodies on Sunday, as the attack brought further scrutiny to Israel's continued offensive in the city. Witnesses said people were preparing for evening prayer when the strike hit the Tel al-Sultan neighbourhood, where thousands had tried to find shelter after Israeli forces launched a ground offensive in the east of Rafah more than two weeks ago. "We were sitting safely and suddenly we find bodies thrown on...
  • A Jewess Answers

    05/27/2024 4:41:02 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 31 replies
    Geller Report ^ | May 27, 2024 | Paul Schnee, Dina Rubina
    <p>Hello, Dina!</p><p>The Pushkin House announced our upcoming conference on social media and immediately received critical messages regarding your position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They wanted to understand your position on this issue before responding. Could you formulate your position and send it to me as soon as possible?</p>
  • Gaza war: Israeli attack on Rafah tent camp kills 45, prompts global outcry, as leaders urge UN court ruling be followed

    05/27/2024 2:58:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    An Israeli air strike killed at least 45 people in a tent camp in the Gaza city of Rafah, doctors said, drawing condemnation from European leaders on Monday, who urged implementation of a World Court ruling to halt Israel’s offensive. French President Emmanuel Macron voiced his outrage on Monday over the Israeli strikes and demanded an “immediate ceasefire”. “These operations must stop. There are no safe areas in Rafah for Palestinian civilians,” Macron said on X in English. I call for full respect for international law and an immediate ceasefire.” Israel has kept up attacks on Rafah despite a ruling...

    05/27/2024 12:45:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 141 replies
    BREAKING: AMERICAN GAZA PORT SINKING GAZA: Netzerim Beach: Reports are coming in that the American pier in Gaza is sinking.
  • Piers Morgan joins cease-fire calls, urging Israel’s Netanyahu to ‘stop this now’

    05/27/2024 10:54:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/2024 | Nick Robertson
    Television host Piers Morgan backed a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war Monday morning, saying in a string of social media posts that a recent Israeli strike in a Rafah “safe zone” that killed more than 40 people was too far. “The scenes from Rafah overnight are horrific,” Morgan wrote on the social platform X. “I’ve defended Israel’s right to defend itself after Oct 7, but slaughtering so many innocent people as they cower in a refugee camp is indefensible.”
  • Egyptian soldier killed in shootout with IDF

    05/27/2024 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/24
    An unusual exchange of fire occured this morning (Monday) between IDF forces and soldiers of the Egyptian army in the Rafah Crossing area. During the incident, an Egyptian soldier was killed and several others were injured. There were no casualties among the IDF forces. Israeli officials stated that the incident began when an Egyptian soldier opened fire at IDF troops, who then returned fire. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit stated, "A few hours ago (Monday), a shooting incident occurred on the Egyptian border. The incident is under review and discussions are being held with the Egyptians." .....
  • Rashida Tlaib Suggests Voting Against Biden for Handling of War in Gaza

    05/26/2024 5:52:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/26/2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) suggested that people vote against President Joe Biden during the upcoming 2024 presidential election due to his handling of the ongoing war in Gaza and for his support of Israel. During a speech on Saturday at the People’s Conference for Palestine in Detroit, Michigan, Tlaib slammed Biden for saying Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza is “not genocide.” “What’s happening is not genocide,” Biden said during a Jewish American Heritage Month event on May 20. Biden’s comments came after the International Criminal Court issued a statement that they were seeking arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister...
  • Nation Building’s Last Stand in Gaza

    05/27/2024 4:10:54 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 29 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 27 May 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rafah isn’t just the last stand for Hamas, but for an entire foreign policy establishment. The desperate effort to keep Israeli soldiers from going into the last Gaza stronghold of the Islamic terrorist organization is about more than the sum of the geopolitical parts. After nation building failed in Afghanistan and Iraq, and everywhere else it’s been tried, the radioactive ‘Palestinian’ nation building experiment from over 30 years ago is its last hope. Long before George W. Bush tackled nation building after 9/11, his father began the era of turning Muslim terrorist groups into countries with the project to give...
  • ‘Exterminate the beasts’: How Israeli settlers took revenge for a murder in the West Bank

    05/26/2024 11:18:47 PM PDT · by RandFan · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | May 27 | By Joel Gunter
    At dawn on Friday 12 April, Israeli teenager Benjamin Achimeir walked out from his settler outpost in the occupied West Bank, with a flock of sheep, and disappeared. Achimeir, 14, had been living and working on a tiny farm outpost near his family's settlement, Malachei HaShalom - one of nearly 150 Israeli settlements in the West Bank regarded as illegal under international law. The young teenager was murdered that morning out on the pasture, according to Israeli police, but it would be 24 hours before his body was found At 08:30 on Saturday, Elisha Yered, a former spokesman for MP...
  • Netanyahu: Israel has ‘surprising’ plans for Hezbollah

    05/26/2024 1:25:57 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    JNS ^ | 5/24/24 | Staff
    The Israeli government is determined to restore security on the border with Lebanon and create the conditions that will allow displaced citizens to return to the north, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. “We have detailed, important and even surprising plans,” the premier told Israel Defense Forces troops during a visit to the army’s Northern Command headquarters in the Upper Galilee city of Safed. “But I will not share these plans … with the enemy,” said Netanyahu, adding the military is “constantly in action on the northern front.” The IDF has already eliminated “hundreds” of Hezbollah operatives in...
  • Most New Yorkers believe ugly anti-Israel protests are now antisemitic, back police crackdown after Columbia chaos: poll [swastika-palestine]

    05/26/2024 11:41:35 AM PDT · by Freeleesy · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2024 | Carl Campanile
    The vast majority of New Yorkers believe that the anti-Israel protests on Big Apple campuses were fueled by antisemitism — and they support the police crackdown on the ugly demonstrations, an eye-opening new poll shows. Sixty-one percent of registered voters from across the Empire State agreed that the campus protesters “have forgotten that Hamas started this war” and that the demonstrations “have crossed the line into anti-Semitism,” according to a Sienna College poll.
  • Seattle Museum Shut Down by Staffers Who Walk Off Job to Protest Exhibit on Antisemitic Hatred

    05/26/2024 11:22:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2024 | Social Links forIsabel Keane
    Nearly 30 Seattle museum staffers have shut down the art center in protest of its new “Confronting Hate Together’’ exhibit, claiming portions of the show “conflate anti-Zionism as antisemitism.” The workers, who form about half of the staff at the Wing Luke Museum, stormed off the job Wednesday, the day the exhibit opened, forcing the site to close and vowing to remain on strike until their demands are met. “Zionism has no place in our communities and being anti-Zionist goes hand in hand with our own liberation as AA/NHPI,” wrote the disgruntled staffers, who work at the only pan-Asian art...
  • IDF reduces forces in Gaza after ICJ ruling

    05/26/2024 5:23:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/5/24
    The IDF has reduced the number of troops deployed in eastern Rafah and the Givati Brigade left the Gaza Strip overnight from the area where it had been operating for the last three weeks. The military explained, according to a report by Ynet, that this was done to allow the troops to return to Gaza and Rafah at a later date 'refreshed' after weeks of combat. Four combat teams from the 162nd Division remain. According to the report, the Givati Brigade's departure from the southern city in the Gaza Strip comes amid reports that Israel will allow the reopening of...
  • How does this end? With Hamas holding firm and fighting back in Gaza, Israel faces only bad options

    05/25/2024 3:44:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 58 replies
    AP ^ | May 23, 2024 | JOSEPH KRAUSS
    Diminished but not deterred, Hamas is still putting up a fight after seven brutal months of war with Israel, regrouping in some of the hardest-hit areas in northern Gaza and resuming rocket attacks into nearby Israeli communities. Israel initially made tactical advances against Hamas after a devastating aerial bombardment paved the way for its ground troops. But those early gains have given way to a grinding struggle against an adaptable insurgency — and a growing feeling among many Israelis that their military faces only bad options, drawing comparisons with U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They supported Israel’s retaliation for...
  • Biden's $320M Gaza pier: Over budget and under constant threat, a 'purely political' misadventure

    05/25/2024 2:39:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/25/24 | Peter Aitken
    The temporary piers established at President Biden’s order have run way over budget and caused several issues since USAID commenced deliveries, leading some lawmakers to question the value of the operation. "At the end of the day, it's unnecessarily putting our people in harm's way. It's costing a lot. It's pulling assets that should be used elsewhere, and I just don't think it's going to accomplish anything near what he's promised," Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., told Fox News Digital in an interview. President Biden, during his State of the Union speech in March, pledged to establish a temporary pier in...
  • US Army Finally has 'Boots on the Ground' in Gaza in the Most Humiliating Way Possible

    05/25/2024 10:02:25 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 70 replies
    redstate ^ | 05/25/24 | staff
    The US floating pier allegedly used to provide relief supplies to Gaza civilians has partially washed away, and two boats used to service it have been washed ashore. According to reports, the Army was temporarily relocating the floating pier to the Israeli port of Ashdod because of heavy wave action. During the move, a segment of the pier came free, and the boats sent to retrieve it went aground,The waves carried it to the Israeli shores of Ashdod.
  • IDF opens criminal investigation into video of reservist threatening mutiny

    05/25/2024 5:06:45 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/25/24 | TOI Staff
    Video posted to social media shows masked soldier calling on Gallant to quit, warns troops will not obey orders if government doesn’t pursue ‘complete victory’ over Hamas The Israeli military said Saturday that it was opening a criminal probe into a video shared online showing a masked reservist threatening mutiny if the government doesn’t pursue what he defined as “complete victory” over Hamas. “The behavior in the video is a serious violation of IDF orders and IDF values, and constitutes a suspicion of criminal offenses,” the military said in response to a query on the matter. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit...
  • Israel’s vow to intensify Rafah operation strains support at home, abroad

    05/24/2024 1:02:18 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/24/2024 | LAURA KELLY
    JERUSALEM — The Israeli government is pushing forward on intensifying military operations against Hamas in Rafah, despite increasing international isolation, deepening tensions with President Biden and pressure from Israeli society critical of efforts to free hostages held in Gaza. Israel describes the southern Gazan city of Rafah as the stronghold of the last pieces of Hamas’s conventional army, and it sees the border area with Egypt as a loose sieve where weapons and supplies flow freely to Hamas. Biden has said he has a red line against an Israeli military operation in Rafah that causes wide-scale destruction and death for...
  • FM forbids Spanish consulate in Jerusalem from serving West Bank Palestinians-Announcement comes in response to Spanish recognition of Palestinian state and Spanish minister saying ‘Palestine will be free from the river to the sea'

    05/24/2024 11:46:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5-24-24 | TOI STAFF
    Foreign Minister Israel Katz in Jerusalem, February 19, 2024. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90) Foreign Minister Israel Katz announced Friday that the Spanish consulate in Jerusalem will no longer provide services to Palestinians from the West Bank following Spain’s announcement that it will recognize an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. “I have decided to sever the connection between the Spanish mission to Israel and the Palestinians, and to prohibit the Spanish consulate in Jerusalem from providing services to Palestinians from the West Bank,” Katz said in a statement. Referring to Spain’s Labor and Economy Minister Yolanda Díaz, who drew allegations of antisemitism for...