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Netanyahu Press Conf Gaza Hamas 8-27-2014

Netanyahu: Israel won, Hamas lost

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Quotes Isaiah: Be comforted, my nation.

Israelis Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, just held a press conference. Netanyahu, facing increasing criticism at home, laid out the case why the Gaza conflict was a success: Hamas lost 5-7 years of military tunnel and rocket build-up, over…
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2014-08-27_130510_Hamas_Journalists

Why is the media so biased against Israel? Let us count the ways

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

The What, How and Why of Mideast Journalism 101

Three recent articles have critiqued the media’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, especially in the context of Operation Protective Edge. Previously, I covered Richard Behar’s takedown of reporting from Israel in Forbes and yesterday Prof. Jacobson highlighted Matti Friedman’s expose from Tablet Magazine. Behar focused on what gets left out of reporting from…
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http://www.channel4.com/news/1-400-children-sexually-abused-in-rotherham

Political correctness helped cover up child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Racial and religious targeting of white teenage girls — but investigators feared being labeled “racist,” according to independent report.

In Rotherham, England, a group of Pakistani immigrants and others of Pakistani descent deliberately targeted white teenage girls for sexual exploitation, with a religious angle to the targeting. The authorities knew of the exploitation, but were fearful of talking about it or going public with it for fear of being called racist…
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2014-08-06_055434_Hamas

Academic left and Islamists joined at the anti-Israel hip

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Intense hatred of Israel brings leftist professors to love the Islamists

No, they don’t come right out and say they support Hamas, but that’s the effective message of the petition these historians signed, which condemns Israel for “war crimes,” and asks the US to withdraw military aid from the country. And Hamas? It’s never even mentioned. It’s as though it…
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ISIS ransom request hostage

ISIS demands ransom for American woman

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

$6.6 million in exchange for the life of 25-year old aid worker …but will we pay it?

ISIS is ready to take another victim. Multiple news outlets are reporting that ISIS has threatened the life of a third (living) hostage, this time a 26 year-old female American aid worker who was kidnapped last year during a humanitarian mission to Syria. (A representative of the family asked that she…
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Bumper Sticker - Roswell NM - Support Israel

Message from above

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Now more than ever.

From reader Beloved, taken Roswell, New Mexico. The bumper sticker you can’t see on the driver’s passenger window says Christians United for Israel referring to John Hagee’s organization that promotes support of Israel.
 
undercover colors

Don’t let liberal feminist “rape culture” theory get in the way of stopping rapes

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

Why would anyone truly interested in protecting women be against the “Undercover Colors” nail polish?

If you went to college, you probably know someone who became the victim of sexual assault after a night out with friends. Now a group of engineering students at North Carolina State University are developing a tool that can help young women avoid becoming victims of sexual assault. Stephen Gray, Ankesh Madan, Tasso…
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Theodore Wafer, charged with the murder of Renisha McBride

Detroit Porch Shooting: Defendant’s claim of “Accident” cost him “Self-Defense”

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

Self-defense is a deliberate act. Accident is the opposite. Pick one.

One of the key messages I hit in my Law of Self Defense Seminars is that the use of force can only very rarely be both an “accident” AND “self-defense.” Self-defense is an inherently deliberate act.  You perceived a threat, you responded with force against that threat. Deliberate. An accident is the opposite…
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Scotland Independence

Is an Independent Scotland at hand?

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

Will the pro-independence movement get the divorce they want in September 18 elections?

Could Scotland once again be an independent nation? They will if the Scottish National Party has their way. Just a few years ago, Scottish independence was a long shot, now, the argument appears to be in a dead heat. According to The Guardian: Last October, the yes/no split was 37% to 63%, suggesting…
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Martha Robertson Sha Na Na Bowser Owego standing

Dem Martha Robertson wins all-important Bowzer endorsement (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

Look at the crowd shot, kinda feel sorry for Bowzer.

None of the political analysts gives Dem challenger Martha Robertson much of a chance of defeating incumbent Tom Reed, although given all the money flowing to her from national Dems, I don’t count her out. That said, she has run a pretty bizarre campaign, including the “fat shaming” tactic used on Reed,…
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2014-08-26_093023_UNHRC_Investigation

U.N. Kangaroo Commission II assembled to investigate Israel and Gaza

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

U.N. appoints “Goldstone II” panel consisting of people who already are hostile to Israel

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has appointed a former New York State judge, Mary McGowan Davis to be the third commission member to investigate possible war crimes that might have occurred during Operation Protective Edge. The commission is to be headed by Prof. William Schabas. UN Watch reports: The President of…
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=513719705439104

Gaza ceasefire announced (Live Updates and Video)

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

Hamas gets almost nothing but declares victory.

Another Gaza ceasefire has been announced, this time without a time limit. Via The Times of Israel: Army Radio quotes “the most senior and official” Israeli government source confirming that Israel has accepted the Egyptian proposal for an open-ended truce. The official says the terms do not include any response to Hamas demands, including…
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http://youtu.be/eBx06JcFGdk

Police wife: If husband defends himself he’s damned, if doesn’t he’s dead

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

Police wife on #Ferguson: “This could have easily been us in this situation”

From a comment to Neo’s post, Competing media narratives of Darren Wilson and Michael Brown: As the wife of a police officer I find this hugely upsetting. This could have easily been us in this situation. What the press and others are doing is criminal. It is terrifying to think that if a police…
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2ndAmendment

Courts strike California 10-day waiting period and Baton Rouge gun possession restrictions

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

Two more big 2nd Amendment wins.

Just a quick note on a pretty good 24 hours for the Second Amendment with a pair of favorable Federal court decisions out of California and Louisiana, respectively. Federal Court Rules California 10-day Waiting Period Unconstitutional (for Some) As reported by Calguns, California’s 10-day waiting period for gun purchases has been ruled unconstitutional…
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Rockets fired from Gaza civilian area at Israel

The most important article on anti-Israel media bias you’ll read anytime soon

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

The abuse of Israel by the media has real world consequences.

I hate when people refer to a column as “important,” because the reality is that few columns are important in the real world. But I consider the column at The Tablet written by former AP Middle East reporter Matti Friedman to be important. Readers have been emailing and tweeting the link…
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syria drone isis

U.S. begins Syria drone surveillance

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

But no plan for strikes — yet.

We already know that ISIS is “beyond anything we’ve seen;” that they’re prodigiously well-funded; that they marry radical Islamic ideology with brutal paramilitary tactics; and that they could pose a threat beyond the confines of the Middle East. What we don’t know is the scope of the immediate threat to U.S. assets…
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http://youtu.be/Xch72Zitob0

IRS: Oh, those Lois Lerner emails, yeah they’re backed up

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2014

Prior IRS denials have “been a pack of malarkey”.

Judicial Watch revealed today that Lois Lerner’s fabled “missing e-mails” may still exist on a government backup system. Via Judicial Watch: Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday that Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government…
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