US Senate unanimous in 'unwavering commitment' to Israel

By Michal Shmulovich, Times of Israel— The United States Senate sent a message of solidarity to Israel on Thursday by unanimously passing a resolution that expressed firm support for Israel’s right to protect its people from terrorism on the second day of Pillar of Defense. Introduced by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mark Kirk (R-IL),…

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Ground invasion or diplomatic solution?

By ISRAEL HAYOM— As Operation Pillar of Defense entered its sixth day on Monday, momentum toward a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was gathering pace as an international mediation effort, led by Egypt, was working on a draft agreement that would put an end to the fighting. An associate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told…

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Nathanael Bartholomew, the Prejudiced Disciple

By DANIEL MCCABE— “For the LORD does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 Star Trek episodes document the fictional voyages of the starship Enterprise through uncharted galaxies.  Captain Kirk and his loyal crew often encounter very strange people, forces…

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Israeli Air Force bombards Gaza strip

By Associated Press– Israel destroyed the headquarters of Hamas’ prime minister and blasted a sprawling network of smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, broadening a blistering four-day-old offensive against the Islamic militant group even as diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire appeared to be gaining steam. Hamas officials said a building used…

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Two rockets land outside Jerusalem following 2 fired at TA

By YAAKOV LAPIN, JPOST— Two rockets landed outside of Jerusalem Friday evening as sirens rang out, causing no injuries or damage. Police reported there was “no indication” that rockets landed in the city, stating that “most likely, the rockets landed in an open area outside of Jerusalem.” Hamas took credit for the attack, claiming to…

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Cabinet OKs 75,000 reservists for possible Gaza operation

BY JPOST— Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved the IDF’s request on Friday evening to increase the maximum number of reservists it could enlist, seeking cabinet approval to mobilize up to 75,000 troops ahead of a possible Gaza ground operation. The Inner Cabinet, a group of nine senior ministers, met for over three hours to discuss…

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Muslim Brotherhood Mobilizes for Hamas

By RYAN MAURO, FRONTPAGEMAG— Israel has finally struck back against the terrorist enclave of Gaza after having 120 rockets fired at it since Saturday and over 700 this year alone. For now, the Obama administration is rhetorically supporting Israel, but the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt is doubling down on its support for Hamas, Gaza’s ruling terrorist…

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