Israelis baffled by unilateral Gaza ceasefire

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday baffled many Israelis by bringing a sudden end to the military campaign to end the Hamas missile threat against southern Israel. To demonstrate that Israel had not met that overriding goal, Hamas and its allied terror groups continued firing missiles into…

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IDF Summarizes Operation: 1,500 Gaza Targets Hit

By ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ 7— The IDF hit more than 1,500 targets in Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense, according to a statement released Wednesday night. The statement was a summary of the counterterrorist operation, which came to an end after a ceasefire was announced on Wednesday evening. The IDF said it achieved the goals…

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A vast moral difference

By JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— Palestinians have a fierce new song to accompany their intensified conflict with Israel. “Strike a Blow at Tel Aviv,” recorded by Shadi al-Bourini and Qassem al-Najjar, was posted last week on various Palestinian websites, including the Facebook page of the TV show Fenjan Al-Balad, which describes its mission as “trying…

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How Hamas Manipulates the International Media

By VICTOR SHARPE, AMERICAN THINKER— There is nothing more nauseating than watching Palestinian Muslims in the Palestinian Authority and in Hamas occupied Gaza celebrate as rockets are being fired toward Israel from the Gaza Strip. These same Palestinians took to their roofs and joyously celebrated when America was attacked on 9/11 by Saudi Arabian Muslim…

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No truce reached; IDF pounds Gaza

By YOAV ZITUN, YNET— A diplomatic push to end the hostilities between Israel and Gaza terror groups gained momentum Tuesday, with Egypt’s president predicting that airstrikes would soon end, the US secretary of state racing to the region and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the Jewish state would be a “willing partner” to a ceasefire…

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US Senate unanimous in 'unwavering commitment' to Israel

By Michal Shmulovich, Times of Israel— The United States Senate sent a message of solidarity to Israel on Thursday by unanimously passing a resolution that expressed firm support for Israel’s right to protect its people from terrorism on the second day of Pillar of Defense. Introduced by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mark Kirk (R-IL),…

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Nathanael Bartholomew, the Prejudiced Disciple

By DANIEL MCCABE— “For the LORD does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 Star Trek episodes document the fictional voyages of the starship Enterprise through uncharted galaxies.  Captain Kirk and his loyal crew often encounter very strange people, forces…

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Israeli Air Force bombards Gaza strip

By Associated Press– Israel destroyed the headquarters of Hamas’ prime minister and blasted a sprawling network of smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, broadening a blistering four-day-old offensive against the Islamic militant group even as diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire appeared to be gaining steam. Hamas officials said a building used…

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Two rockets land outside Jerusalem following 2 fired at TA

By YAAKOV LAPIN, JPOST— Two rockets landed outside of Jerusalem Friday evening as sirens rang out, causing no injuries or damage. Police reported there was “no indication” that rockets landed in the city, stating that “most likely, the rockets landed in an open area outside of Jerusalem.” Hamas took credit for the attack, claiming to…

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