Egypt demands end to balloon attacks on Israel

By Khaled Abu Toameh, JPost— Egypt has demanded that Hamas and other Palestinian groups stop the incendiary balloon attacks on Israel, Palestinian sources said on Wednesday. Senior Egyptian intelligence officials contacted leaders of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and warned them that the continued attacks on Israel could lead to an all-out military confrontation…

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Red Alert: When Does a Drip Fill a Bucket?

By Amy Zewe To follow up on last week’s report on Twitter: The social media platform removed Stars of David and locked out users claiming use of the image, and the user, were violating community standards. Couple that with the revelation from The Washington Post about Twitter’s response to Israeli ministers requesting Iran’s leaderships’ posts…

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Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza after over 60 fires sparked by arson balloons

By Aaron Boxerman, Times of Israel— Israeli helicopter gunships and tanks attacked at least three sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to a rash of airborne arson attacks that sparked more than 60 fires in Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said. The IDF said its forces targeted “a military base, underground infrastructure…

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Israel Calls on UN Security Council to Enforce Resolution 1701 and Disarm Hezbollah

By Algemeiner— Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi urged the UN Security Council on Tuesday to enforce Resolution 1701 — the measure that ended the Second Lebanon War exactly 14 years ago and mandated the disarmament of the Hezbollah terrorist organization. Ashkenazi addressed ambassadors from the US, France, Britain, Russia, China, Germany, Ireland, Kenya, South Africa,…

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Even during the pandemic, it’s always the Jews

By Rabbi Marvin Hier, Israel Hayom— One of the most frightening twists of the global coronavirus pandemic is the worldwide uptick in anti-Semitism. This almost included a prime-time slot on Fox’s “Soul TV” for America’s most notorious anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan. Just a few days ago in his Final Call magazine, Farrakhan’s defenders tried to cover…

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Palestinians’ Chief Negotiator or Chief Liar?

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— Ahmed Erekat, a 26-year-old Palestinian from the village of Abu Dis, south of Jerusalem, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on June 23 after ramming his car into an Israeli military checkpoint. One soldier was lightly wounded in the attack. Footage released by the Israeli authorities leaves no room for…

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Jordan Calls on Israel to ’End All Provocations and Violations’ on Temple Mount

By JNS News Service— The Jordanian Foreign Ministry called on Israel it to “respect the sanctity” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and end “all provocations and violations there.” According to Jordan’s Petra News Agency, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Deifallah al-Fayez conveyed the message of protest through diplomatic channels, condemning what it called “Israeli violations” on…

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The predicament of Liberal American Jews

By Caroline Glick, JPost— In under a week, two events happened at The New York Times—the arbiter of liberal news and opinion—which highlight the growing precariousness of the American Jewish community’s position in the Democratic Party. On July 8, the Times published an op-ed by Peter Beinart, a far-left American Jewish writer and self-anointed spokesperson…

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‘PM Sharon held discussions on possible disengagement in West Bank’

By Nadav Shragai, Israel Hayom— Two weeks after the 2005 disengagement from the Gaza Strip and the eviction and destruction of the settlements in Gush Katif, then-Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert informed then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that he intended to present then-US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with the notion that the disengagement from Gaza…

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Gush Katif – Lessons of the Gaza withdrawal 15 years on

By Michael Freund, JPost— Fifteen years ago today on the Hebrew calendar, on the 10th day of Av, Israel committed one of the gravest self-inflicted catastrophes since the founding of the state in 1948. Hiding behind the harmless-sounding euphemism of “disengagement,” the government of prime minister Ariel Sharon revved up the bulldozers and utterly destroyed…

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The Ninth Day of Av, Guide for the Perplexed

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” 1. Remembrance breeds deliverance, while forgetfulness feeds oblivion. According to a legend, Napoleon heard lamentations emanating from a synagogue, while walking one night in the streets of Paris. When told that the wailing commemorated the 586 BCE destruction of the First Jewish Temple in Jerusalem…

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Palestinians: Accept Western Funds, Vote for Jihad

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are angry again — this time, they claim, because they have been offered billions of dollars to improve their living conditions and build a new and strong economy. Ismail Haniyeh, leader of the Palestinian Hamas terror group ruling the Gaza Strip, hinted that the…

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Red Alert: What’s with the Cancel Culture? Cancel all except anti-Semites?

  Recently I have had several meetings and exchange of vantage points with Christians, Jews, folks in Israel, folks in rural America, folks in Europe, and folks in North American Cities. Antisemitism has clearly been a problem for millennia and I have been reporting on alarming trends for nearly 10 years. And yet the recent…

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