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Hamas breaches truce, fires rockets into Israel (Live Updates and Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 9:45pm
Rockets fired from Gaza civilian area at Israel

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Official reports from Israel indicate that at least two rockets were fired into Israel hours before the truce ended at 8 a.m. (Israel time) Friday.

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NY Mag claim that Hamas not involved in Israeli teens kidnapping falls apart some more

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:18pm
Kidnapped Israeli Teens

One of the enduring claims related to the Gaza war is that pushed by New York Magazine author Katie Zavadski in a viral article originally titled: “It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill 3 Israeli Teens After All (link goes to updated version, not original)(screenshot via Seth Frantzman):

That claim gave rise to the...

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About Second-Guessing Israel on Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 12:21pm
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told the U.S. Ambassador to Israel “not to ever second guess me again” when it comes to Hamas, after Hamas’ refusal and eventual breach of ceasefire agreements.

Did he have a point?

The international community in its zeal to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians makes plenty...

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Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism — A distinction in theory, but not in practice

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 1:15pm
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As part of my continuing (but relatively new) effort to gain exposure to new audiences, I have a guest column today at The Hill, Anti-Semitism flares up with Gaza crisis.

How timely given the events just...

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Meet The Eight Members of Congress Who Voted Against the Iron Dome Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 2:13pm
Iron Dome Firing IDF

Last week, Congress expedited a bill that gave $225 million to Israel for their missile defense system known as the Iron Dome. The bill passed through the House with a vote of 395-8 and was quickly passed through the Senate.

According to CBS News:

The money will go to restocking Israel’s Iron Dome, which has...

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Now starts the long task of unwinding the web of anti-Israel Gaza lies

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:58am
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We’ve been here before.

The Jenin Massacre that wasn’t.

The Pallywood industry of deception.

And a Western media that laps it all up without question when hostilities are active, and only in some cases bothers to look back later as the facts come out.

In the current Gaza conflict, one of the biggest talking points,...

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Reports from Egypt: Hamas agrees to 72-hour Gaza truce (Live Updates and Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 4, 2014 at 2:33pm
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Breaking reports out of Egypt indicate that the various “Palestinian factions” have agreed to a 72-hour unconditional truce.

This was the original Egyptian proposal which was rejected by Hamas more than two weeks and over 1000 lives ago.

Israel reportedly will agree, as it has...

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For Hamas ceasefires are just tactical

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 4, 2014 at 8:35am
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Last week’s ceasefire between Israel and Hamas prompted a number of similarly themed observations.

Similar tweets appeared here and here and here and here.

What did Hamas...

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Finnish reporter confirms rocket fire from hospital but furious people quoted her

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 11:04am
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We reported on the Finnish reporter who disclosed that there was rocket fire from just behind Gaza’s main hospital, Hamas hides in, under and around Gaza’s main hospital, and the media covers it up (Video):

Also, a rocket attack was conducted from the “backyard” of the hospital at 2 o’clock in the...

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“Angry Black Woman” to anti-Israel activists: Stop pilfering civil rights legacy for your “repugnant agenda”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:00pm
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Stoking racial tension against Israel has been a foundation of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement in the U.S.

One pro-Israel student is having none of it.

Chloé Simone Valdary is an outspoken pro-Israel student, who is a shining star in the fight against BDS on campus.

She is so effective that, during a recent pro-Israel...

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Israel declares kidnapped soldier dead (Updates and Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:54pm
Hadar Goldin Israel Soldier Kidnapped

The IDF has declared kidnapped soldier Hadar Goldin dead. Haaretz reports:

A special panel headed by Chief Military Rabbi Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz announced the death of Goldin, an infantry officer in the Givati Brigade.

The conclusion was based on forensic evidence from the scene of the attack,a statement by the IDF...

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Netanyahu: Gaza operation will continue as needed (Live Updates and Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 2:30pm
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just gave a major speech. It was predicted that he would announce an end to operations, but his actual speech was much less clear on that point.

Repeatedly Netanyahu said that the operation would continue as needed.

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Hamas hides in, under and around Gaza’s main hospital, and the media covers it up (Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 1, 2014 at 9:13pm
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There have been reports for years that Hamas uses the main hospital in Gaza, Al-Shifa, as a headquarters.

It reportedly has bunkers underneath, and uses the hospital itself.

There have been tidbits of media reporting on Hamas’ use of Al-Shifa as a

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Gaza Ceasefire over as Hamas attacks, reportedly kidnaps IDF soldier (Live Updates and Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7:16am
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The U.N. and U.S. sponsored 72-hour ceasefire only lasted barely hours, as Hamas used the lull to launch an attack in which IDF soldiers were killed and one is missing and believed kidnapped.

This has led...

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