Gaza: Win, lose, or draw?

By ISI LEIBLER, ISRAEL HAYOM-— Castigating the government for the cease-fire agreement and implying that Operation Pillar of Defense was a failure is misguided and merely provides credibility to the distorted Hamas narrative of the conflict. Under current adverse geopolitical conditions, it was unrealistic to anticipate that this campaign would end the conflict as eliminating…

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President Abbas' Palestinian Bus: Heading in the Wrong Direction

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has a decision to make. Directly negotiate peace with Israel, or make a bad situation worse. Time and time again, President Obama and other world leaders have called him to the negotiating table. Time and time again President Abbas has chosen the futile path. Leadership is needed now. President Abbas must…

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A Potential Game Changer In Hamas's Attack Methods

By Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander Joffe, FORBES — As Operation Pillar of Defense continues to escalate we have now witnessed a potential game-changer in Hamas’s methods. After years of pounding southern Israel, for the first time, Hamas rockets are now aimed at Jerusalem and its surrounding neighborhoods. This begs the question, just how holy is…

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Time was not right to conquer Gaza, says Barak

By SHLOMO CESANA, ISRAEL HAYOM— Should Hamas violate the terms of the cease-fire, Israel is prepared to renew its assault in Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. At a meeting with Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino at national police headquarters, Netanyahu said he was aware that some citizens expected Israel to act more forcefully.…

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PM: We're ready to take a harsher stance if truce fails

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel is prepared to act if Hamas breaks the Egypt-mediated truce. “The operation’s goals were met,” Netanyahu said. “I know there are citizens that expect a harsher stand in Gaza – and we are prepared to make one. We choose when to act, against who to act…

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Hamas leaves Israel no choice

By DANNY AYALON, THE GUARDIAN— Hamas’s charter includes the aspiration that “The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews)”. While many concentrate on its death-cult worship, its bloodthirsty killing of adversaries, or its contempt for women, Christians and homosexuals, it is this aspiration for genocide that is…

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Iran: We're taking out Israel's warplanes

By REZA KHALILI, WND— Iran is now claiming that it has armed Hamas with antiaircraft missiles and that the militants have hit and damaged several sophisticated Israeli warplanes. Earlier it was reported Iranian surface-to-surface missiles capable of hitting Tel Aviv were in Hamas’ hands. Such capability long has been a dream of Iranian missile designers,…

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Israelis baffled by unilateral Gaza ceasefire

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday baffled many Israelis by bringing a sudden end to the military campaign to end the Hamas missile threat against southern Israel. To demonstrate that Israel had not met that overriding goal, Hamas and its allied terror groups continued firing missiles into…

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IDF Summarizes Operation: 1,500 Gaza Targets Hit

By ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ 7— The IDF hit more than 1,500 targets in Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense, according to a statement released Wednesday night. The statement was a summary of the counterterrorist operation, which came to an end after a ceasefire was announced on Wednesday evening. The IDF said it achieved the goals…

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