By GILL HOFFMAN, JPOST— In his weekend interview with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, President Barack Obama offered some political analysis on the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Asked whether he should be more vigorous in pressing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA President Mahmoud Abbas to reach a land-for-peace deal, Obama…Details
By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— When violence flares between Israel and the Palestinians, it always becomes a game of numbers, the facts and root causes of the confrontation be damned. And so, Israel always ends up being the loser, given that it actually tries to protect the lives of civilians, and far more effectively uses…Details
“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” — George Washington
Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, MK Moshe Feiglin responds to accusations made by Hamas Leader Osama on Wolf Blitzer’s program, ‘The Situation Room’ on CNN.
By MORTIMER ZUCKERMAN, US NEWS— “The fog of war” is a metaphor of choice for war’s blinding physical and moral confusions, its half-truths, lies, ambiguities, distortions and deceptions. They all characterize the perceptions of the war between Israel and Hamas. Israel is a democratic country that wishes to live in peace with its neighbors, but…Details
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM, GATESTONE— While the world fixates on the conflict between Israel and Hamas—and while most mainstream media demonize Israel for trying to survive amid a sea of Arab-Islamic hostility—similar or worse tragedies continue to go virtually ignored. One of the most ancient Christian communities in the world, that of Iraq—which already had been…Details
Romans 10: 14-17 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written:…Details
By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis, Reuters— Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement agreed on Monday to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire to end four weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip, while Jerusalem was rocked by two attacks that appeared to be a backlash to the violence. Egypt’s plan called for a 72-hour-long truce to begin…Details
Think on this: “Surely Yahweh does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7) Pray on this: Father we wait in faith for you to reveal to your people your plans for the future. Thank you for the assurance that your wisdom, discernment and strength and courage will be forthcoming for…Details
By RON JAGER— For the past 27 days, Israel is once again fighting and sacrificing its best and brightest, defending Israel’s citizens against Hamas, a fanatical enemy. The war in Gaza, known as “Operation Protective Edge” has evolved into a watershed event in regard to Israel’s standing in the world and no less so for…Details
By ADAM LEBOR, NEWSWEEK— The mob howled for vengeance, the missiles raining down on the synagogue walls as the worshipers huddled inside. It was a scene from Europe in the 1930s – except this was eastern Paris on the evening of July 13th, 2014. Thousands had gathered to demonstrate against the Israeli bombardment of Gaza.…Details
Israel has stood up to the U.S. before, and they can do it again.
By GIDON BEN-ZVI, JPOST— It’s official: the Democratic Party has abandoned Israel to its fate. This development has nothing to do with that most ancient of hatreds, anti-Semitism. Rather, in an age when a compelling narrative increasingly trumps a cold, hard history lesson, Israel’s version of the events leading up to Operation Protective Edge, while…Details
BY AARON KLEIN, WND— At least one of the terrorists involved in the reported kidnapping of an Israeli soldier Friday was disguised as an Israeli Defense Forces soldier, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials speaking to WND. The officials said early information indicates a terrorist wearing an IDF uniform approached soldiers working to decommission…Details
By CAROLINE GLICK— Why did Hamas attack the Givati forces, kill two soldiers and capture 2nd. Lt. Hadar Goldin Friday morning in violation of the US-UN brokered 72-hour cease fire? Hamas acted as it did, because it thinks it can get away with it. And Hamas thinks that it can get away with it because…Details