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Three senior Hamas commanders killed, fate of Mohammed Deif uncertain

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 12:42pm
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Following up on an airstrike that hit the house of terror mastermind Mohammad Deif, Israel killed three Hamas commanders last night. Raed al-Attar, Mohammad Abu Shmallah and Mohammad Barhoum. While there are still conflicting accounts as to whether Deif was killed or not, including a disappearing death certificate; three of his...

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#BlockTheBoat – Once again BDS tells us it’s about destroying Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10:55am
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We have seen how on Twitter, and on the streets of Europe and elsewhere, the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement tells us how they really feel.

And how they really feel is that Israel must be destroyed. That’s not, of course, what they and their compatriots as groups like Jewish...

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Mohammed Deif – Dead or Alive?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9:05am
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Mohammed Deif is the head of Hamas’ military wing.

Israel has made several attempt to assassinate him over the years, injuring but not killing him.

The latest was last night, but Deif’s fate is unknown:

Hundreds of Palestinians turned out on Wednesday for the funeral of the wife...

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Rocket fire from Gaza, ceasefire talks over? (Live Updates and Video)(Update: Fighting Resumes)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:43am
Rockets fired from Gaza civilian area at Israel

Update: Looks like the fighting is on again after Hamas and/or other Gaza groups started firing rockets into Israel even before the prior truce was over. The question is, how much will it escalate? More updates and coverage in live video and Twitter feeds at bottom of post:

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Israel: Hamas Planned West Bank Coup of Palestinian Authority

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 18, 2014 at 3:37pm
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Israeli newspapers are reporting on the just disclosed coup attempt by Hamas to dislodge Fatah in the West Bank.

The Times of Israel reported:

The Shin Bet said it arrested...

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Hamas: We intimidated reporters into not covering rocket firing

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:00am
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Israel and its supporters have argued for some time that the news media give a skewed view of Operation Protective Edge because reporters in Gaza are intimidated by Hamas.

Perhaps one of the most blatant examples was the disappearing tweet of The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Casey, showing a member of Hamas...

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Copenhagen “Yarmulke March” held with minor disruptions

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 6:00pm
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Several days ago we wrote about the “Yarmulke March” planned for Copenhagen to protest anti-Semitic violence, after numerous anti-Semitic incidents and attacks, including a confrontation with a Jewish man initiated by this precious lady:

The march, organized by conservative politician Rasmus Jarlov, was held today.

There were about 500 participants, according to BT....

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How the media abetted Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:46am
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Yesterday the Washington Institute for Near East published Six Ways Hamas Hamas Could Limit Civilian Casualties in Gaza by Jeffrey White. All of White’s suggestions involve separating the combatants from civilians, but as White acknowledges, “… there is little chance the group will implement any of these measures.” And why would...

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Bibi beware

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:25am
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There are more apparent rifts between Israel and the U.S. administration, this time over an interruption of Hellfire missiles at the request of the White House and State Department.

Normal channels apparently were followed, but the administration reportedly has its nose out of joint because the U.S. has been sidelined as Israel...

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AACONS Interviews Michael Rubin and Chloé Valdary

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:30pm
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[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS will begin posting their weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection. (Legal Insurrection has written extensively about one of the guests in this podcast, Chloé Valdary.) ]

Guests:...

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Another Gaza truce countdown (Live Video and Updates)(Breaking – New truce after rocket fire?)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 1:04pm
Hamas Ceasefire

The current 72-hour Gaza truce expires at 5 p.m. Eastern today.

There are completely mixed signals being reported as to whether there is progress on a longer-term ceasefire, and if not, whether Hamas will attack again when the current truce expires.

We will update as events clarify, and you can follow at the...

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“Yarmulke March” planned for Copenhagen to protest anti-Semitic violence

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:06am
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For years we have been documenting the rise of anti-Semitic violence in Europe masquerading as anti-Zionism, in a coalition of Islamists and Leftists in places like Malmö, Sweden.

Copenhagen, Denmark also has this history, so much so that the small (6,000-8,000) Jewish community all but stopped showing Jewish symbols in public. In...

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Another biased anti-Israel U.N. investigative committee formed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9:44am
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The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has decided that Israel’s self-defense needs to be investigated. (Note in the UN”s announcement the words “Hamas” and “rockets” are nowhere to be found.) After Operation Cast Lead the UNHRC picked a panel of four individuals, all of whom had prejudged Israel’s guilt. The...

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“Death to Jews” at The Hague, and Nazi in Chicago

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 6:33pm
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On July 26, we reported on anti-Semitic protests that had taken place in The Hague in which Death to Jews was shouted to the dismay of local officials.

This video of ISIS supporters shouting Death to Jews was posted on June 24. It’s not clear if it was the same protest,...

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