Posts by David Gerstman  (Page 10)
 

Israel Warns Civilians to Stay out of Harm’s Way; Hamas Sends Them Back In

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Posted by    Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00am 7/10/2014 at 11:00am

As Operation Protective Edge it’s worth anticipating the likely response to Israel’s latest war against Hamas. Israel will be accused of a disproportionate response and of not taking care to avoid collateral damage. Already there’s been at least one incident in which a number of civilians were injured and and 7...

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The Skewed Middle Eastern Moral Equivalence of the NY Times

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:00am 7/9/2014 at 7:00am

The New York Times, in the past week, has twice drawn a false moral equivalence between Israeli society and Palestinian society.

Last week after the killing of Mohammad Abu Khdair, Isabel Kershner of the New York Times wrote:

The two events exposed the extent to which parts of each side have dehumanized the...

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Arab Violence Against Israel and Jews Continues

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Posted by    Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1:00pm 7/6/2014 at 1:00pm

While the media has been focused on the arrests of up to six Jews in the killing of Mohammed Abu Kheidr, Arab violence against Israel has been continuing.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

The Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council area was battered with ten rockets from Gaza. Residents of the communities in the Sha’ar Hanegev area...

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Ignorant media splainers absolve Hamas, blame Israel

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Posted by    Friday, July 4, 2014 at 12:00pm 7/4/2014 at 12:00pm

A few articles this week effectively absolve Hamas (and more generally the Palestinians) for the latest escalation in the Middle East and put the bulk of the blame on Israel. I’m only going to focus on two.

Max Fisher wrote How Israel is punishing ordinary Palestinians for three murdered Israeli students for Vox....

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Three Israeli teens murdered, what comes next?

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 3:21pm 7/1/2014 at 3:21pm
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In the wake of yesterday’s awful discovery that Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Frankel had been murdered by the abductors, it’s now clearer what happened.

The Times of Israel reported What happened on the night of the kidnapping:

The prevailing assessment within the defense establishment is that the kidnappers, at least at...

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Is Maryland ready for change?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 1:26pm 6/29/2014 at 1:26pm

The primaries are over and Maryland’s nominees for governor are Lietenant Governor Anthony Brown for the Democrats and Larry Hogan for the Republicans.

Despite having failed at his most prominent job as Lieutenant Governor the state’s Democrats want to give him a promotion.

I previously critiqued the Washington Post’s endorsement of Brown. The...

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Israel Names Suspects in Abduction of Teens (#EyalGiladNaftali #BringOurBoysHome)

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 6:50am 6/27/2014 at 6:50am

Thursday, Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, released the names of two suspects in the abduction of Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel two weeks ago.

The suspects were said to have disappeared prior to the abductions. The two kidnappers are Amer Abu Aysha, a 32 year old locksmith who...

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Blame Israel First Syndrome

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 2:45pm 6/23/2014 at 2:45pm

One of the frustrating aspects of following the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is the “blame Israel first” syndrome.

Writing in the Telegraph, Alan Johnson articulates the dynamic that is at play in It’s time to Stop Infantilising...

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Israeli official: “Noose is Tightening” Around Kidnappers (#BringBackOurBoys #EyalGiladNaftali)

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 10:27am 6/22/2014 at 10:27am

In it’s campaign to rescue the three yeshiva students who were kidnapped June 12, Israel has been carrying out operations against the Hamas infrastructure in the West Bank, including arresting prisoners it had previously released. The kidnappings have evoked a feeling among Israelis and Jews worldwide. On the other hand the...

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Israel Rearresting Terrorists Released in Prior Exchange #BringBackOurBoys #EyalGiladNaftali

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 12:00pm 6/18/2014 at 12:00pm

Last Thursday night, three Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Schaar and Naftali Fraenkel were abducted setting off a massive manhunt for the three and their captors. Israel has mobilized its reserve units to assist in the search. Palestinian society is showing support … for the kidnappers.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Prime Minister Binyamin...

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Day 5 Since Israeli Teens Kidnapped #BringBackOurBoys #EyalGiladNaftali

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 12:31pm 6/17/2014 at 12:31pm

As the IDF continues to search for Gil-ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach who were kidnapped last Thursday night there are have been some new developments, though, unfortunatel,y they have not been found.

Yoav Limor writes in Israel Hayom:

The strategic aspects of the operation are meant to directly undermine Hamas, which it holds...

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The Wait Continues for the Return of #EyalGiladNaftali

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 10:30am 6/16/2014 at 10:30am

Reports yesterday that Israel surrounded a house in Hebron briefly raised hopes that the IDF had found Gil-ad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach who were kidnapped Thursday night as they made their way home from Yeshiva for the Sabbath. Israel reported that two Hamas operatives were arrested at the house...

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Massive Manhunt Underway for 3 Kidnapped Israeli Teens

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 10:00am 6/15/2014 at 10:00am

The IDF is conducting a massive manhunt for three Israeli teens kidnapped Thursday night. The three students Eyal Yifrah, 19, from Elad, Gil-Ad Shaer, 16, from Talmon and Naftali Frenkel, 16, from Nof Ayalon went missing as they were heading home from the Yeshiva where they were studying is Gush Etzion....

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WaPo: Anthony Brown presided over failure, but he’d make great MD Governor

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:30am 6/12/2014 at 11:30am

As Bryan Jacoutot documented here three months ago, Maryland’s health exchange was a complete failure. In private industry or nearly any other field of endeavor, an employee who is responsible for such a visible failure would be subject to demotion or firing. But this is politics. And this is Maryland.

So the...

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Three Strikes Against U.S. support for Fatah-Hamas Unity Agreement

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Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 9:30am 6/8/2014 at 9:30am

When Mahmoud Abbas’s “moderate” Fatah movement first reached out to make an agreement with the terrorist Hamas movement, the response in the United State was “mostly nonchalant.”

Now that the two sides have announced the creating of a unity government, the response has continued to be muted. Certainly not outraged.

Last week, of...

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Obama Administration’s Serial Betrayals of Israel

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 4:30pm 6/4/2014 at 4:30pm

David Horovitz, the editor of the Times of Israel has written a scathing critique of the Obama administration’s treatment of Israel.

In the aftermath of the administration’s acceptance of the Fatah/Hamas unity government in defiance of the letter of American law, Horovitz wrote yesterday,  

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Belgian Terror Suspect Details Emerge

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 10:00am 6/2/2014 at 10:00am

A little more information is available now about Mehdi Nemmouche, the gunman who killed three people – including an Israeli couple – and gravely injured one other in the Jewish Museum of Belgium on May 24.

Nemmouche is a French citizen (he was arrested in Marseille, France) with a long arrest record, was...

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