Israel, Palestinians accept Egypt’s 72-hour truce bid

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis, Reuters— Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement agreed on Monday to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire to end four weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip, while Jerusalem was rocked by two attacks that appeared to be a backlash to the violence. Egypt’s plan called for a 72-hour-long truce to begin…

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No home for Israel inside the Democratic Party

By GIDON BEN-ZVI, JPOST— It’s official: the Democratic Party has abandoned Israel to its fate. This development has nothing to do with that most ancient of hatreds, anti-Semitism. Rather, in an age when a compelling narrative increasingly trumps a cold, hard history lesson, Israel’s version of the events leading up to Operation Protective Edge, while…

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Terrorist disguised as Israeli soldier lured troops into kidnap trap

BY AARON KLEIN, WND— At least one of the terrorists involved in the reported kidnapping of an Israeli soldier Friday was disguised as an Israeli Defense Forces soldier, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials speaking to WND. The officials said early information indicates a terrorist wearing an IDF uniform approached soldiers working to decommission…

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Netanyahu vows Israel will destroy Hamas tunnels “with or without a cease-fire”

BY CBS— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip “with or without a cease-fire.” Netanyahu said Thursday he will not accept any truce that won’t allow Israel to complete its mission of destroying the sophisticated tunnel network, which has been used to carry out…

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Israel, Hamas and Obama’s foreign policy

BY CAROLINE GLICK— When US President Barack Obama phoned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday night, in the middle of a security cabinet meeting, he ended any remaining doubt regarding his policy toward Israel and Hamas. Obama called Netanyahu while the premier was conferring with his senior ministers about how to proceed in Gaza. Some…

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Three Lights International Charity Initiative

Dear Friends, Many of you have shared our pain over the three murdered Israeli teenagers: Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Sha’ar and Naftali Frenkel; and many of you liked Inna Rogatchi’s photograph which she produced in memory of the boys. The photograph was published, along with Inna and Michael’s tribute and Inna’s essay, in memory of the boys both in…

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Obama hostile in disputed conversation with Netanyahu

By LEA SPEYER, BIN— As the conflict in Gaza enters its 22nd day under Operation Protective Edge, international officials are scrambling to put forth a ceasefire agreement that would be acceptable to both Israel and Hamas. In a call last week between United State President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the president…

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