Saturday August 2, 2014
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Israel fears IDF soldier kidnapped in southern Gaza
Heavy exchanges of fire rage in southern Gaza Palestinians report at least 40 dead Five Israeli soldiers killed in mortar attack Thursday, raising IDF death toll to 61 IDF makes every effort to locate missing soldier.
Dan Margalit | A clean slate for Palestinian terrorism
Repeating that Hamas is the devil, that it uses children as human shields, is not enough. Israel must make it clear that the West is reluctant to call Hamas out on this.
Ruthie Blum | Pillay's dastardly 'doublethink'
The person charged with promoting and policing global human rights has been actively abetting global jihad. Go figure.
Boaz Bismuth | Global media smells blood
All the cameras today are pointed at Gaza, and the images are growing increasingly difficult to stomach.
Dror Eydar | Spilling and defending blood
The only way to respond to Hamas' Nazi-like ideology is to return war with equal force.
David M. Weinberg | With one hand tied behind our back
It is hard to win a war when you're wearing ideological blinders and fail to see the full contours of the enemy.
Switching gears
While grateful for the operational leeway the U.S. has given Israel during Operation Protective Edge, Jerusalem is perplexed by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry's negligent diplomatic stance, which has juxtaposed Hamas with Israel.
Yoram Ettinger | Can Obama pressure Israel effectively?
On a rainy day, the U.S. is better off with a defiant, rather than a feeble, Israel.
Interim report
Ironically, the tragic abduction and murder of the three teenagers saved Israel from being caught off guard. But it was only after terrorists emerged from a tunnel inside Israel that decision-makers fully understood the depth and danger of the threat.
The Qatari code of silence
WikiLeaks documents prove that the U.S. has known for years that Qatar has been bankrolling Hamas Tiny Persian Gulf state's involvement in recent Israel-Hamas conflict has managed to turn it into major player in international politics.
March of folly
The more time U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spends in the Middle East, the less he understands the intricacies of the forces at play The out-of-control Kerry is behaving like a man without a cogent strategic plan and with no clear objectives.
'Hamas wants Israel completely destroyed'
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, one of the world's most prominent fighters against radical Islam, defends Israel's right to fight Hamas, says the West is refusing to recognize the danger of growing Muslim extremism "Netanyahu should get a Nobel Peace Prize," she says.
Gaza cease-fire over, Israel tells UN envoy
After Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour cease-fire, deal collapses within hours of taking effect PM tells cabinet Israel is advancing Egyptian outline, including harsh reprisals if shooting from Gaza continues PMO: Hamas, Islamic Jihad violated deal.
Israel prepares legal defense against UN investigation
Israel worries that after the war, it will face a legal challenge that makes the Goldstone report pale in comparison It is compiling evidence incriminating Hamas for war crimes Abbas under pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel.
Humanitarian lull derailed by rocket fire
Terrorist fire ends 72-hour truce agreed to by Israel, Hamas shortly after it starts South comes under fire before lull Man seriously wounded Thursday by Grad fire on Kiryat Gat Remnants of rocket intercepted over Tel Aviv land in popular park.
UNRWA: Israel may be required to help displaced Gaza Palestinians
Head of U.N. Relief and Works Agency tells Security Council international law mandates Israeli aid to some 220,000 Palestinian civilians displaced during Operation Protective Edge U.N. chief condemns shelling of a U.N. school in Jabalya as "shameful."
Jewish and Muslim students' call for peace goes viral
Abraham Gutman, originally from Tel Aviv, and Dania Darwish, a Syrian, create #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies to "diffuse some of the hate on social media" "This has been such a positive force in such a negative world," says Darwish.
150 Taglit participants land in Israel despite Gaza war
The group joins 6,000 Taglit-Birthright participants from the U.S. and Argentina who have completed the 10-day trip to Israel since the start of Operation Protective Edge three weeks ago Taglit CEO: We get phone calls every day from Taglit graduates.
Families refuse to flee homes: We won't give Hamas the satisfaction
Despite the incessant rocket fire that has been plaguing Sderot for 14 years, residents of the southern city say their close-knit community is stronger than any terror threat "We have every right to live here and we're here to stay," one resident says.
Arabs allegedly attack Jewish neighbors in Haifa
Residents say Arab neighbors vandalized property and threatened them over Operation Protective Edge "I am just as mad as Hamas, I will kill you," one Arab neighbor reportedly says Police hold three in custody Suspects' family: They are innocent.
$225 million in US funding for Iron Dome delayed
House, Senate fail to pass series of border security funding bills, whose measures include an additional $225 million meant to accelerate production of Iron Dome batteries Rocket defense system's Pentagon funding expected to reach $576 million in 2015.