Tag Archives: Gaza

Flash: American-Backed Egyptian “Moderate” (Next President?) Threatens War On Israel!

Everything has been so predictable. Designated “moderate” and U.S.-backed Egyptian leader Muhammad ElBaradei has made a profoundly shocking statement that should change U.S. policy overnight, show how disastrous Obama Administration policy was, and mark the beginning of the coming electoral defeat for the president. But presumably nothing will change. ElBaradei, a presidential candidate, said the […]

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Richard Goldstone: “Oops”

Yeah, Richard Goldstone’s op-ed in the Washington Post is making major waves. Is this a mea culpa? Eh. Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes. Read it all, but here’s a snip: …The allegations of intentionality by Israel were based on the deaths of and injuries to civilians in situations where our fact-finding […]

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Hummus Wars on The Boston Common

Street Theater Flops in Boston

Busy as little bees they were for weeks planning their latest anti-Israel gala.  Having expended their capital on “Occupation” and “Apartheid” the Cambridge based group that had become a fixture at the Park St. subway entrance at the Boston Common would now try out their Marat-Sade routine au sujet de BDS, but not just any […]

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New York Times and Gaza “Human Rights” Org Avoid The Obvious

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The New York Times reports that the Palestinian Center for Human Rights “took the unusual step this week of condemning the building and storage of anti-Israel rockets in densely populated areas, a practice that has led to injuries and deaths of civilians.” “Unusual” isn’t quite the word for it. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights […]

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Netanyahu Averts a War, Andrew Sullivan Yawns

Over the last few weeks, Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza have considerably raised the tempo of violating international law, launching hundreds of rockets and mortars, indiscriminately, at smaller Israeli communities and cities bordering Gaza, and at the larger metropolitan areas of Ashdod and Be’er Sheva. Despite the lodging of an Israeli complaint with the United […]

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How to Tell that Pro-Palestinian Activists Don’t Care About Palestinians

How to Tell that Pro-Palestinian Activists Don’t Care About Palestinians – ‘Do pro-Palestinian activists actually care a whit about ordinary Palestinians? An implicit acknowledgement that the answer is “no” came from a surprising source this week: Haaretz journalist Amira Hass, herself a leading pro-Palestinian crusader…Since the cost of the rocket fire far outweighs its benefits, […]

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When was the last time your children had a drill at school to prepare for enemy rocket fire?

First graders in Ashkelon during rocket drill

H/T Boker Tov Rocket fire by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza continue to pound Israeli communities. By Thursday afternoon, at least 11 rockets and mortars had landed in southern Israel, the army said, two of them ploughing into Ashdod, Israel’s fifth largest city with a population of more than 200,000. For the month, some 95 rockets […]

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Why the Escalation of Terrorism?

Earlier today a Grad missile — a relatively large, accurate weapon — hit the center of the city of Be’er Sheva, injuring one person. Residents were told to go to bomb shelters in anticipation of more attacks. Yesterday, another one struck Ashdod. Saturday, a total of 49 mortar shells hit southern Israel. And just moments […]

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1 Dead, Scores Injured in Jerusalem Bombing

First bombing, but not the first terror attack, in Jerusalem since 2004. The Jerusalem Post has been updating this story as it goes: …Thirty-nine people were injured in the attack. Three were injured seriously from the explosion itself, four moderately from shrapnel packed into the explosive device and the remainder in moderate to light condition. […]

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The Abu Sisi Mystery

Dirar Abu Sisi, Hamas engineer abducted from the Ukraine

News item: Tel Aviv – Israel is holding a Gaza engineer kidnapped in the Ukraine, Israeli media reported Monday after an court partially lifted a gag order on the case. Senior Palestinian engineer, Dirar Abu Sisi, 42, was reportedly kidnapped by Israeli secret agents from a train several weeks ago. Media reports Monday were allowed […]

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Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas Targets Journalists: Media, Human Rights Groups Silent

Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas Targets Journalists: Media, Human Rights Groups Silent – ‘In the past few days, at least eight journalists were severly beaten with clubs or summoned for questioning while doing their job in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip when Hamas policemen in civilian clothes began attacking demonstrators. Other journalists have had their cameras and […]

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IDF: Anti-Ship Missiles, Farsi Guide-Books Found on Victoria

C-704 Anti-Ship Missile Found on the "Victoria"

New updates from the IDF concerning the cargo of the Victoria: List of Weaponry Found on the “Victoria” Below is a preliminary list of weaponry and weaponry systems discovered and unloaded this morning at the Ashdod Port hidden in the cargo of the “Victoria” vessel.

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Celebrating the Itamar Murder With Sweets: Happy in Gaza – Photos of Family, Murder Scene, Celebration

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First, the victims, from the Facebook page set up for them: Five members of the Fogel family in Itamar Udi (father age 36) Ruth (mother age 35), Yoav (age 11), Elad (age 4) and Hadas (age 3 months) were murdered in their home in Itamar in Shomron by terrorists who infiltrated the Jewish community by […]

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Gaza Residents Hand Out Candy to Celebrate Itamar Massacre

For most people, the brutal stabbing murder of a family of five, including an infant, would be a moment of for quiet introspection, even if the event occurred among an “enemy” population. Not so for some people in Gaza. They’re handing out candy in celebration: Gaza celebrates; Fayyad condemns Gaza residents from the southern city […]

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Purim, and the patronizing paternalism of Presidents, Prime Ministers & “Progressives”

I’ve been organising our community Purim party for many years now and that means that from early January until Purim itself, our house gradually fills up with more and more painted scenery and enormous papier mache figures, sequins on every surface and glitter in the food. The excitement of the building preparations for the festival […]

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Khaled Abu Toameh: Will a UN Agency Succumb to Palestinian Threats?

Khaled Abu Toameh: Will a UN Agency Succumb to Palestinian Threats? – ‘Palestinians are up in arms over plans to teach the Holocaust in their schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. “Over our dead bodies.” This has been the response of Hamas and Fatah officials to unconfirmed reports that the United Nations Relief […]

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The Gaza Flotilla and the New World Disorder

The Gaza Flotilla and the New World Disorder – ‘…The threat posed by incidents such as that of the Gaza flotilla—an act of armed sabotage in the guise of a humanitarian gesture—demands a re-examination of the fundamental principles of international relations. The legal doctrines and security concepts that suited the “old” world order simply cannot […]

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Egypt: The Most Moderate Democracy Advocate Speaks And Says A Lot

There is no more courageous, sincere, and moderate person in Egypt than the blogger who is known as Sandmonkey. He faced serious harassment under the Mubarak regime and is a big supporter of the democracy movement in his country. It is interesting to examine some of his recent tweets. I have fixed spelling, put them […]

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A Physician Sets the Record Straight on Gaza

[Not long ago, a local Boston-area synagogue not generally known for radicalism invited long-time inveterate Israel-hater and anti-Zionist activist Alice Rothchild in to give a talk. Rothchild is co-chair of the local chapter of American Jews for a Just Peace (justice in this case being realized through the dissolution of the Jewish State, apparently). Though […]

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Palestine an obsession of radical West, not Arabs

Palestine an obsession of radical West, not Arabs – ‘…Palestinian pitiers have no time to think about the inconvenient fact that Hamas is an intolerant political entity that has no time for gay rights or women’s equality. Instead, everything gets reduced to a Narnia-style story of wicked witches v happy fauns, because this is ultimately […]

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