Thursday August 28, 2014
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PM: Israel dealt Hamas worst blow since it was founded
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Gaza operation brought Israel great military, diplomatic achievements Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon: If needed, we will hit Hamas again Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz: We destroyed assets it took Hamas years to build.
Dr. Haim Shine | The difference between leadership and populism
It is easy for ministers and MKs to make bold statements knowing that there is someone else who will shoulder the responsibility for the results.
Dan Margalit | Responsibility versus superficiality
Those leading Operation Protective Edge have made sound decisions all throughout, while their critics have voiced only politically shortsighted ideas.
Eyal Zisser | Gazans must demand answers from Hamas
Hamas is likely to rebuild its military capabilities first and Gaza Strip second, and by doing so it might find itself facing a revolt.
Dr. Gabi Avital | Gaza campaign must stand the test of time
Until the long-term effects of Operation Protective Edge are proven, criticism of the government's policies and the cease-fire will continue.
Nadav Shragai | Era of prisoner swaps is over
Israel of October 2011 -- the eve of the Schalit deal -- and that of August 2014 are a world apart.
Mati Tuchfeld | Lieberman stirs things up
All eyes are on Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman, as the question of how he will behave in the near future remains completely open.
Dr. Ronen Yitzhak | ISIS' new roots in the West
Western intelligence agencies understand that it's only a matter of time before ISIS fighters return home as skilled terrorists.
Report: Netanyahu, Abbas met secretly in Jordan days before truce began
According to Jordanian daily, the Israeli PM and the Palestinian Authority president met in Amman under the auspices of the Jordanian government and reportedly discussed Gaza truce efforts Peretz: Netanyahu is fulfilling his responsibility to the state.
Lieberman warns: Do not strike a deal with Hamas
FM Avigdor Lieberman insists that "as long as Hamas controls Gaza, it is impossible to ensure the safety of Israel's citizens" Justice Minister Tzipi Livni promises "legal flak jacket" to any IDF commanders prosecuted by the international community.
Hamas leaders bicker over cease-fire with Israel
Political bureau chief Mashaal has not welcomed the cease-fire and according to some reports has said it underscored a colossal failure on the part of Hamas Only several thousand attend Hamas-organized celebration in the Gaza Strip.
Golan Heights residents fear Syria conflict creeping closer
"Who will pay the price? All the residents of the Golan Heights. The militants of ISIS will not differentiate between us. They will kill everyone. We see videos on TV, Facebook. The danger is getting closer to us," Golan resident Badi'a Ahmed says.
62 soldiers wounded in Gaza still hospitalized
Seven Israeli soldiers remain in serious condition, 40 are undergoing rehabilitation Five civilians wounded during Operation Protective Edge still hospitalized Some 2,500 Israelis sought mental health crisis centers' help during the operation.
Israel set to receive 4th Dolphin-class submarine
Israel's fourth Dolphin-class submarine to arrive in Israel from Germany by the end of the year Israeli Navy to receive two more Dolphin-class submarines by end of decade Submarines serve as the "long arm" of the navy, conducting many secret missions.
Fragments of war
The cease-fire has been holding, but the reconstruction phase for the Gaza border communities has just begun "Some part of the tenacity that residents here have had over the years has been broken, and it is unlikely to be revived," Be'eri resident says.
Police suspect Israeli Arab drug dealers aided Hezbollah
Intelligence revealed during interrogation of Israeli Arab suspects sheds light on many connections between suspected drug dealers in northern Israel and Hezbollah Shin Bet: Hezbollah exploited the suspects to advance terrorist activity inside Israel.
Archbishop Tutu urges Dutch fund to divest from Israeli banks
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls on ABP, world's third-largest pension fund, to "strike nonviolent blow for peace in Middle East," divest from Israeli banks Hapoalim, Leumi and Mizrahi-Tefahot ABP: Board will discuss issue in coming weeks.
Mom pleads for release of captive US journalist
Shirley Sotloff, mother of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff, last seen in Syria in August 2013, releases video, calling on her son's captors to show mercy to him "He is an honorable man and has always tried to help the weak," she says of her son.
US Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf
"This action by the [Iranian] dhow's crew demonstrated hostile intent which resulted in the defensive fire by the Coast Guardsmen," U.S. Navy 5th Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Kevin Stephens says.
Zara withdraws T-shirt likened to concentration camp uniform
Global fashion chain Zara, owned by Spain's Inditex, pulls from sale a striped children's top with a large six-pointed star after it was likened to uniforms worn by Jewish concentration camp inmates in Nazi Germany Inditex: Resemblance unintentional.