The Palestinian Blessing

BY Bret Stephens, WALL STREET JOURNAL— From time to time Israel and her supporters should give thanks for having as enemies the Palestinians and their supporters. As of midday Monday, Hamas had fired more than 1,000 missiles at Israel, aimed more or less indiscriminately, without inflicting a single Israeli fatality. It isn’t every enemy whose…

Operation Protective Edge: Summary and notable incidents

BY JEWISH POLICY CENTER— Israel commenced Operation Protective Edge following the kidnapping of three Israeli teens and an increase in rocket fire from Gaza. Israel launched strikes against 1,576 targets destroying Hamas’s command and control centers, missile launchers, tunnels and other assets. Some 1081 rockets have been launched at Israel, with approximately 191 intercepted by…

Clueless in Gaza

BY LONNIE C. MINGS, CFI-— Israeli troops are poised on the edge of Gaza to invade the area if the rockets don’t stop soon. The problem is, the Hamas leaders of Gaza don’t seem to realize that the “new Samson”—Israel—is far from “eyeless” and that they have the ability to retake Gaza if they are…

The Teenagers’ Revolt

By JONATHAN SCHANZER, FOREIGN POLICY— The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine dropped hundreds of incendiary leaflets on Shuafat Road on Friday, July 4, calling for renewed conflict with Israel. The hard-line Palestinian organization’s fliers were scattered amid the rocks, rubble, and spent tear-gas canisters from the clashes that have occurred daily with Israeli…