IDF starts Gaza ground offensive

By YAAKOV LAPIN and HERB KEINON, JPOST— After days of waiting and deliberation, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday night directed the IDF to send ground troops into Gaza to strike the terror tunnels into Israel. The statement said the security cabinet approved the operation after Israel agreed to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal on Tuesday,…

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Christian Zionism and Islamic Eschatology

By JOHN W. SWAILS III, Ph.D, ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY— Christian Zionists are very aware that their stand for the tiny state of Israel is not universally admired. Christian Zionism is, of course, a movement comprised of individuals, more often than not from a Protestant background, who support the modern state of Israel spiritually, politically, and…

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Wish I’d said that

“As the historian of Anti-Semitism looks back over the millennia of horrors he has recorded, an inescapable conclusion emerges: Anti-Semitism is the longest and deepest hatred of human history. Other hatreds may have surpassed it in intensity for a historical moment, but all in their turn have assumed—or presently commence to assume—their proper place in…

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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…

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Friendless in the Middle East

By JONATHAN SCHANZER, POLITICO— One week after the start of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge,” also known as Hamas’ “10th of Ramadan War,” Washington is looking on helplessly. President Barack Obama offered to mediate a ceasefire last week, but the move fell on deaf ears—on both sides. Secretary of State John Kerry then made a surprise…

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Not moderate, not radical: Just Islam

By VICTOR SHARPE— The irrevocable Islamic and Koranic injunction upon all Muslims is to wage relentless war against any non-Muslim nation state that exists within what Islam decrees as the Dar al-Islam (the House of Islam). Wherever the Muslim foot has trod triumphal in the name of Allah, that territory is considered eternally Islamic land.…

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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…

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