Arab League Pressing United Nations For Gaza No-Fly Zone

BY JOSEPH KLEIN, NEWSREALBLOG— Hamas is now deliberately targeting Israeli school children with rocket attacks against clearly marked school buses. They know no shame, yet they continue to play the victim, pleading with the international community for protection from Israel’s reprisals. Terrorists in Gaza fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus on Thursday,…

The case for retaking Gaza

BY TED BELMAN, ISRAPUNDIT— The diplomatic chapter of the coalition agreement asserts that “the government will work determinedly and regularly against terror groups threatening Israel and do everything needed in order to eradicate them. A strategic target for the State of Israel would be the toppling of Hamas’ rule in Gaza.” FM Leiberman intends to…

'Egypt president hopefuls see necessity of peace treaty'

BY HERB KEINON, JPOST The current Egyptian leadership – as well as the leading candidates for the country’s leadership – recognize the strategic importance of the peace treaty with Israel, Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, the head of military intelligence, told the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday. Kochavi’s rather sanguine assessment of how the future leadership in…

Goldstone: Claims of Israel's Gaza war crimes should be reconsidered

BY HAARETZ SERVICE— Former jurist Richard Goldstone said that if Israel had cooperated with his United Nations fact-finding commission into the events of Operation Cast Lead, the charges mounted against Israel in the Goldstone Report, including those of alleged war crimes and the intentional targeting of civilians, would have been different. Writing in a Washington…