Gaza missles inch closer to Tel Aviv

BY ISRAEL TODAY— Gaza-based Palestinian terrorists again escalated their confrontation with Israel on Thursday when they fired foreign-built missiles at towns just 10 miles south of the heavily-populated Tel Aviv metropolitan region. Eight missiles fired from Gaza landed in or near the port city of Ashdod and a number of central Israel towns, including Rishon…

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British woman identified as fatality in Jerusalem bombing

BY DANNA HARMAN, HA’ARETZ— The woman killed in the Jerusalem bombing on Wednesday has been identified as  Mary Jane Gardner, a British student in her 50s. The British Embassy in Israel said Thursday that the woman’s family has been notified of her death. The woman was critically wounded when a bomb hidden inside a suitcase exploded…

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Netanyahu says Israel will act ‘vigorously, responsibly and prudently’

BY HERB KEINON, JPOST— Israel will act “vigorously, responsibly and prudently” to preserve the “quiet and security” that has existed here over the last two years, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday night, at the end of a day that saw the return of bombings to Jerusalem and the firing of Grad missiles on Beersheba.…

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Obama's fatuous statement on terror bombing in Jerusalem

By LEO RENNERT, American Thinker — To fully grasp President Obama’s see-no-Palestinian-evil response to the fatal terror bombing in Jerusalem, it’s worth looking carefully at his official statement.  Here are his comments in full: “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the bombing in Jerusalem today, as well as the rockets and mortars fired from Gaza…

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Self-Reflection and Self-Blame; Israel and Obama

BY KENNETH LEVIN, AMERICAN THINKER— Much has been written about President Obama’s reported statement to a Jewish group earlier this month that Israelis should search their souls concerning the quest for peace. In this offensive comment and related remarks, Obama once more put the onus on Israel for the absence of movement towards a resolution…

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Mortar fire on Israeli cities boost tension

BY DEBKAFILE— Palestinian missiles, rockets and mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip have rained down on Israeli towns and villages relentlessly for the past ten days. The mayor of the Negev city of Beersheba ordered schools to remain closed Wednesday, March 23, after the second heavy (Iran-supplied) Grad rocket in a month hit a…

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Israel first to set up field hospital in Japan

BY JERUSALEM POST STAFF A field hospital Israel is establishing in Japan is the first to be set up by any of the nations offering outside assistance, Israel’s ambassador to Japan, Nissim Ben Shitrit, said Monday, adding that the Japanese were extremely appreciative. Ben Shitrit said the hospital was being established at Minamisanriko, a fishing city…

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Video: IDF navy stops weapons ship headed for Hamas

This is a video summary of the incident in which the IDF Navy uncovered on-board the cargo ship “Victoria” weaponry intended for the use of terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. The ship had come from Lattakia, Syria and made a quick stop in Turkey before its final destination to Egypt. According to assessments,…

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Erekat: We will seek UN recognition soon

BY AFP— The United Nations will be asked to recognize a Palestinian state with full membership of the world body, a Palestinian official said on Sunday. The decision to go forward with the plan had been made by the Palestinian leadership and it is the “choice of president Mahmoud Abbas,” resigned chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb…

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