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Hamas Looks for Trouble

When I heard that Hamas had fired an antitank missile across the border directly at an Israeli school bus, wounding the driver and critically injuring a child — only the fact that the bus was otherwise empty prevented an even more horrendous outcome — I thought: they want a war. The fact that the attack […]

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Hamas Admits to a War Crime

According to the New York Times, a 16-year-old boy was critically injured while riding on a school bus, which was hit by laser-guided missile launched by Hamas. The Times reports that in addition to claiming responsibility for the attack, Hamas said it intentionally chose the its target in revenge for an Israeli attack that left […]

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IDF Spokesperson: Palestinian Terrorists Intentionally Fired at School Bus

I just got off the phone with an IDF Spokesperson who confirmed, via a special briefing for bloggers, that the bus which was hit by an anti-tank missile less than two hours ago in the Sha’ar Hanegev Region was clearly marked as a civilian vehicle (a school bus), and there was no way the Palestinian […]

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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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Goldstone recants — but does it matter?

Everyone has by now heard that Richard Goldstone has made a remarkable statement: that the conclusion of his eponymous report was wrong. In these words, he repudiates the primary blood libel of the report, that the intent of the IDF in Gaza was to punish Palestinian civilians for their support of Hamas: Our report found […]

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Olive Tree: Seriously Broken

In the past few days, new and disturbing information has come to light about the activities of The Olive Tree Initiative at the University of California Irvine. Touted by the University as evidence of a climate of tolerance and understanding at UCI, the Initiative has previously been exposed as a mere “fig leaf” intended to […]

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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

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

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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Video: IDF Spokesman on Al Jazeera

Here’s another one that’s been making the rounds that I had meant to post but don’t think I ever got around to. It’s actually an old video of the last go-round with Hamas, but Capt. Avichai Adraee’s answers are excellent and all still relevant:

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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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Moty & Udi: Contingencies

One of the things they stay up nights to do in the kiriya, the IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv, is contingency planning. What if Hizballah and Hamas launch their missiles in a coordinated attack? What if the new Egyptian government allows Hamas to get even more sophisticated weapons (this one appears to be moot already)? […]

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

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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Egypt’s Revolution Plus U.S. Government Mistakes Makes Israel-Hamas War Inevitable

I’m going to make a prediction here that, unfortunately, I’m sure will come true. Any good analyst should be able to see this, yet few will until it happens within the next one or two years: The Egyptian revolution and U.S. policy mistakes make a new Israel-Hamas war inevitable, and as a result it will […]

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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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Terrorism Flourishes Because It Brings Public Relations’ and Political Gains

Why is terrorism against Israel increasing now? Throughout the region and especially for Hamas, Egypt’s revolution–which Islamists view as a victory for them–has emboldened radicals and terrorists. Hamas, which fired or allowed to be fired 50 mortar rounds at Israel, believes it now has a sympathetic government at its back, in Cairo. Moreover, there is […]

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“Thousands of Palestinians rally for reconciliation.” But reconciliation with whom?

The headline on the Associated Press story caught my eye immediately: Thousands of Palestinians rally for reconciliation I always look for stories that contradict my assumptions so that I can examine or change them if necessary. According to the headline, this might be an important new–and positive–development. So, did thousands of Palestinians come together to […]

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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

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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50 Mortars Fired Into Israel, 2 Injured

From the Jerusalem Post: Civilian areas in southern Israel were heavily shelled by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza on Saturday morning, when more than 50 mortars were fired at the regional councils of Sha’ar Hanegev, Eshkol and Sdot Hanegev. Two Israelis sustained light injuries by shrapnel and were transferred to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba. Hamas’s armed […]

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