Thursday August 21, 2014
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After cease-fire collapses, Israel said to target Deif
Hamas rocket barrages bring cease-fire to an end on Tuesday IDF responds with multiple strikes on terrorist targets in Gaza Hamas claims IAF strike on Gaza home was assassination attempt against Hamas military wing chief Mohammed Deif.
Yoav Limor | Back to the familiar language of war
Despite the escalation, the military campaign must coincide with efforts to resume the cease-fire talks.
Yair Farjoun | Respond with full force
I do not expect much from Hamas. It has no self-respect and it is impossible to reach an agreement with it on anything.
Dror Eydar | The great seas of sickness
A random stroll among the corridors of the Left on social networks reveals a violent and hateful discourse.
Daniel Doron | At the heart of an asymmetrical fight
Perhaps the IDF is abstaining from effective warfare against terror because it believes the Left's mantra that "terror cannot be defeated through military means."
David Baron | Israel must help the Yazidis
There should be no concern that helping the Yazidis will open a front against ISIS, because even if a front does not exist directly it already exists in theory.
Clifford D. May | Gen. Flynn's warning
Americans are less safe now than they were prior to 9/11.
Richard Baehr | America's new toxic brew
When the news makes it easy to choose sides, and find someone to hate, inevitably trouble and usually violence, follows.
Politicians across spectrum call for tougher response to rocket fire
Habayit Hayehudi, Labor MKs enraged by renewed Hamas rocket fire on Tuesday Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett: "Sooner or later, Israel will have to defeat Hamas" Uri Ariel: "There is no way we will cease as they fire."
Dan Margalit | No one to talk to in Hamas
The rocket fire on Israel reinforces the constant feeling that trying to negotiate with Hamas is futile.
'It feels like we're moving backward'
Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi: "Any response other than cutting the head off the snake that controls Gaza should not be considered and would only make the current situation worse" Tel Aviv reopens pubic bomb shelters.
Police recommend indicting MK Hanin Zoabi
Balad MK says that if she is indicted she will "turn this into the most political trial in Israel's history" Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely: Zoabi should be tried for treason Attorney-general to have final say on whether Zoabi will face criminal charges.
Gideon Allon | Arab MKs crossed the line
In visiting Qatar and expressing their support for Hamas, Balad MKs seem oblivious to the fact that even in a democratic state, freedom of speech has its limits.
GOC Northern Command: The north will continue to be quiet
"The northern border has been quiet since the war, but our enemy's gaze is fixed southward," says Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett at memorial for fallen soldiers of Second Lebanon War "It is our duty to prepare," says Maj. Gen. Yair Golan.
Wounded French immigrant soldier: I want to return to my comrades
Gabriel Ben-Naim, 22, moved to Israel to join the military He did not tell his parents he was fighting in Gaza, as he didn't want to worry them Ben-Naim: "I will do everything I can to go back [to my comrades]. I am here because I am a Zionist."
US-born lone soldier found dead in central Israel
David Gordon, a 21-year-old Givati Brigade soldier, found dead near Tzrifin base with rifle by his side, two days after he was last seen Gordon took part in Operation Protective Edge Military Police open investigation into death.
Hundreds of haredim protest arrest of draft-dodging man
Members of Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach's Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox faction gather in Jerusalem's Shabbat Square to protest the arrest of one of their brethren, who was detained after evading his enlistment date.
OECD report ranks Israel 4th best foreign investments target
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development names Israel fourth most attractive foreign investments target among its 34 members OECD pegs foreign investments in Israel at $11.8 billion in 2013, says investors favor real estate sector.
Operation Protective Edge: Even the burglars stayed home
As Israel battles Hamas in Gaza, local crime has dropped compared to the same period last year 10 percent fewer criminal cases opened 40 percent drop in theft from parked vehicles, 30 percent fewer break-ins and car theft.