Netanyahu: Gaza op will continue until we complete our mission

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Sunday that the operation in Gaza was far from over, telling his cabinet that “Operation Protective Edge will continue until we complete our mission, even after the start of the school year.” The current school year is scheduled to begin on Sept. 1, in just over…

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Northern Israel under rocketfire from Syria and Lebanon

By LEA SPEYER, BIN— Rockets fired from Syria slammed into the Golan Heights early Sunday morning following rocket fire from Lebanon the night before. “At least five rockets fired from Syria hit different locations across the Golan Heights,” the IDF confirmed in a statement. The strikes, which occurred around 1:30 am Sunday morning, caused no…

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This is no time to avert our gaze

By JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— ISIS scarcely posted its video showing the grisly beheading of American journalist James Foley than the rush to stifle it began. “Don’t watch the video. Don’t share it. That’s not how life should be,” entreated Foley’s sister Kelly in a message on Twitter that was heavily retweeted. Thousands of social…

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Confusing Complacency for Resiliency

By RON JAGER— Indifference is an attribute that cannot under any circumstances reflect acceptable behavior by political leaders. Even great leaders can fall prey to the seductive effect of indifference and perceive the physical existence and suffering of their own countrymen in acceptable terms. Not since the days of the second “intifada” when all of…

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Islamic State to join Palestine to ‘fight the barbaric Jews’

By BREITBART— “As for the massacres taking place in Gaza against the Muslim men, women and children, then the Islamic State will do everything within its means to continue striking down every apostate who stands as an obstacle on its paths towards Palestine,” the group announced in a statement not attributed to any spokesman in…

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Anti-Semitism and its limitations

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Outside the US, throughout the Western world, anti-Semitism is becoming a powerful social and political force. And its power is beginning to have a significant impact on Israel’s relations with other democracies. Consider South Africa. Following a lopsided vote by the University of Cape Town’s Student Union to boycott Israel, Jewish…

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Sharansky predicts ‘beginning of the end of Jewish history in Europe’

By SAM SOKOL, JPOST— Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky has joined a growing chorus of high-profile figures in casting doubt on the viability of European Jewry in an article in The Jewish Chronicle. Writing in the UK’s oldest Jewish newspaper, Sharansky said that he believed that “we are seeing the beginning of the end of Jewish…

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