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Implications of rocket fire towards Ben-Gurion Int’l Airport (Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 4:11pm
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Part of the big news today is that multiple airlines have cancelled flights to Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel as a result of a rocket landing in a town nearby.

At first it was unclear if this was a unilateral action, or under pressure from governments. It appears that the FAA and European...

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Gaza ground war: More tunnel warfare, Hamas may have body parts of dead Israeli soldier

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:37am
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According to Ynet nine soldiers were killed Monday in separate incidents. Israel also announced that one of the soldiers killed in Sunday’s armored personnel carrier attack has not yet been accounted for. Although not all the circumstances are clear, it appears Hamas may have retrieved body parts and/or belongings to the...

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Kerry and the illusory “peace plan”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 21, 2014 at 8:54pm
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There’s a long, long article appearing in TNR that professes to be “The Explosive, Inside Story of How John Kerry Built an Israel-Palestine Peace Plan—and Watched It Crumble.” It’s worth reading, but perhaps not for...

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Video: Israeli troops on break from fighting sing “The nation of Israel will never give up”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 21, 2014 at 3:30pm
Israeli soldiers sing Who Believes Gaza

Part of the anti-Israel war effort includes attempts to demoralize Israel and its supporters. That is why Hamas, Hezbollah and others try so hard to kidnap Israeli civilians or soldiers, and even to grab dead bodies.

That psychological warfare is on full display in the media and social media. But...

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Gaza War – More tunnel infiltrations thwarted (Live Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 21, 2014 at 9:00am
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Note: There are live Video and Twitter feeds at the bottom of the post

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Overnight Hamas attempted two infiltrations through tunnels, one of which opened up near the dining room of Kibbutz in Israel.

Both sets of terrorists were eliminated by the IDF. There are unspecified reports of Israeli casualties.

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“If you go to a synagogue instead of a consulate to protest Israel you are an anti-Semite”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 9:43pm
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From an Imam in Berlin — can you tell his words apart from tweets of pro-Boycott Divest and Sanctions professors and campus speakers?

From my Twitter feed keeping track of events today:

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Gaza war – Fighting Intensifies in Hamas city stronghold, casualties mount [Live Updates]

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8:34am
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[WAJ Note: Live Twitter and video feeds added at bottom of post.]

Today, Sunday, fighting has intensified. Ynet reports:

The IDF’s ground incursion into Gaza has led to a rapid rise in the number of terrorists killed. Since the beginning of the ground operation, IDF soldiers have eliminated...

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Audience on Bill Maher Show Applauds Defense of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1:39pm
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This is remarkable if you know anything about Bill Maher and his audience. You would have to switch channels to MSNBC or the Daily Show to find a more progressive crowd.

I’ve never been a fan of Bill Maher but to his credit, he did anger many progressives on Twitter this week...

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LIVE Updates Gaza ground war (#OperationProtectiveEdge)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 18, 2014 at 9:30pm
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This is night two of the ground invasion of Gaza.

It does not appear to have moved into the large Gaza City, yet. The focus has been on uncovering tunnels, of which many have been found.

You can follow the video and Twitter feed below for live updates. We also will...

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LIVE: U.N. Security Council emergency meeting on Gaza conflict

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 18, 2014 at 3:14pm
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[Council meeting now over]

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting at the request of Jordan. The live tweets are below. The main outcome is that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave Saturday for the Middle East to try to mediate a ceasefire.

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First Night of Gaza Ground Invasion: The Tunnel War

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 18, 2014 at 8:17am
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Overnight, the New York Times reports that one Israeli soldier and 20 Palestinians were killed. (A report at The Times of Israel puts the number at 22 Palestinians, at least 14 of whom were members of Hamas.)

An Israeli soldier was killed early Friday along with at least 20 Palestinians in the...

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Gaza ground war started (Live Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 3:39pm
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There are numerous reports that after heavy artillery shelling along the border, Israeli troops have entered on the ground in Gaza. Israel i24 News reports that the Prime Minister’s office has authorized a ground incursion to destroy tunnels.

It’s not known if it is a limited incursion or something...

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Rockets found hidden in UN Gaza school

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:02am
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The killing of four boys on a Gaza beach has generated enormous criticism of Israel.

Israel itself has expressed sorrow at the killing (see Featured Image Tweet).

But one fact not reported anywhere except WaPo is that the area was known to be used for rocket launching:

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Hamas attempts major Terror Attack before humanitarian truce, resumes rocket fire after

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8:36am
Hamas terrorists emerge from tunnel near Kibbutz 7-17-2014

In the early morning hours today, prior the implementation of the humanitarian ceasefire, the IDF spotted a terror cell infiltrating from Gaza. Aircraft targeted the terrorists in a dramatic video.

The New York Times reports:

The Israeli military said it foiled an attempt by Gaza militants to infiltrate a kibbutz through a tunnel...

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