Thursday August 28, 2014
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Gaza cease-fire: 'Israel's goals met, Hamas achieved nothing'
After 50 days of fighting, Israel and Hamas agree to open-ended cease-fire Israeli official: A badly bruised Hamas was forced to accept the original terms Talks on remaining issues, including Gaza demilitarization, to be held in one month.
Yoav Limor | Proof of deterrence still pending
For 50 days, Hamas dictated the rules of the game. Not anymore; from this point forward, Israel must make it clear that the ball is in our court.
Dan Margalit | Israel emerges victorious
Israel got what it had demanded all along. Hamas, on the other hand, has lost 1,000 terrorists, 32 tunnels, and 7,000 rockets.
Prof. Eyal Zisser | No hope in Gaza
The Gazans who revelled in the streets Tuesday were well aware that Gaza isn't going anywhere.
Dr. Aviad Hacohen | Armchair chiefs of staff
It's easier for journalists and politicians to sling mud at the chief of staff than it is to defeat terrorists and find solutions for Gaza border communities.
Zvika Fogel | Hamas was hit, but not hard enough
The only way to defeat ideological murderers is to eliminate them.
Clifford D. May | Jihadism and 'the language of good and evil'
Moral clarity fosters strategic clarity.
IDF officer wounded by cross-border fire from Syria
Errant fire from Syrian civil war hits Israeli soldier, leaves him moderately wounded Three mortar shells land in Israeli territory, damage car Reports in Arab media say Syrian rebels have taken over Quneitra border crossing.
2 killed by mortar in Nirim just before cease-fire
Zevik Etzion, 55, and Shahar Melamed, 43, killed in shelling of Kibbutz Nirim Four others wounded "During the entire campaign, they were running around helping everyone on the kibbutz. Losing them is so hard," says friend.
Cease-fire deal not brought for Diplomatic-Security Cabinet vote
Three Diplomatic-Security Cabinet members -- Naftali Bennett, Avigdor Lieberman and Gilad Erdan -- say they would have voted against cease-fire deal had it been brought for a vote Tzipi Livni: Only time will tell if enough deterrence was achieved.
Mati Tuchfeld | The political war begins
Netanyahu and Ya'alon hope to be able to explain the complex picture they saw over the past 50 days and convince voters they did what was right.
Leaders of southern Israel: We expected much more
"We wanted to see Hamas on its knees, and what we are actually seeing is Israel running to the negotiating table at every opportunity," says Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni Residents and leaders in the south say only a matter of time until next round.
After cease-fire, Hamas holds 'victory' celebrations
Hamas leaders in Gaza come out of hiding, celebrate what they call a victory over Israel Hamas spokesman Sami Abu-Zuhri: "We shattered the myth of the invincible army" Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal reportedly angered by cease-fire.
Dror Eydar | Hamas puts on a show
The Gazans aren't happy about their so-called "victory," they're happy that the cease-fire they longed for has finally arrived.
Police asks for public's help in search for US yeshiva student
Aaron Sofer, a 23-year-old from Lakewood, New Jersey, went missing last Friday while hiking with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest Police pursuing all avenues in the investigation, including the possibility of Palestinian terrorism.
Cabinet to pass 'economic Iron Dome' aid plan for southern Israel
Plan calls to invest $182 million in Gaza border area communities and Sderot over the next three years Money to go toward infrastructure, housing incentives Cabinet also expected to approve across-the-board budget cut to pay for Protective Edge.
PFLP-GC denies reports of Ahmed Jibril's death
Lebanese and Syrian media outlets publish conflicting reports on PFLP-GC chief Ahmed Jibril Some reports say he died of stroke, while others say he was killed in bombing carried out by the Nusra Front PFLP-GC: Jibril alive and in good health.