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“Self-righteously suicidal” Jews

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:53am
https://twitter.com/bhweingarten/status/486864852485685249

I never liked the phrase “self-hating Jew.”

Seems way too subjective, and the exception not the rule for those left-wing Jews who see only evil in Israel, and only good in Israel’s enemies.

Certainly, there are self-hating Jews, many of whom populate the anti-Israel boycott movement.

But for the most part, they don’t hate...

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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
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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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Watch: 5 Hamas “naval commandos” infiltrating Israel gunned down by IDF helicopter (Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 4:36pm
http://youtu.be/HL9s9paqinU

Rockets fired from Gaza were shot down today over several major Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv — and landed in the Jerusalem vicinity.

Hamas landed 5 “naval commandos” by sea. They were taken out by an IDF helicopter gunship.

(added) Another video from the Israeli Navy of the same incident:

Elsewhere, Palestinians at the...

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Watch: Iron Dome intercepts rockets over Ashdod

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 8:58am
http://youtu.be/qj73y4JAXOU

After weeks of rocket fire into Israel by Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other terrorist groups in Gaza, Israel launched what it calls Operation Protective Edge.

As usual, Hamas and the others fire the rockets from the middle of heavily populated civilian areas (photo), thereby using the civilians as human shields. They...

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Anti-Israel bloggers assume we hate like they hate — they are wrong

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:37pm
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I added Legal Insurrection’s name to the list of pro-Israel blogs and bloggers supporting Elder of Ziyon’s open and unequivocal condemnation of the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

In a follow up post today, Elder makes points I made this morning in

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Israeli reaction to murder of teen a sign of Israel’s moral strength

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 7, 2014 at 8:20am
Shelly Dadon

Israel is undergoing intense soul searching, as a nation, for the actions of what are believed to be 6 Israeli Jews in murdering an Israeli Arab teen, Mohammed Abu Khedair, in retaliation for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens, Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel.

Much of that critic...

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Arab Violence Against Israel and Jews Continues

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1:00pm
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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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Reports: Six Israeli Jews arrested in murder of Palestinian teen

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 8:33am
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Reports this morning from Israel indicate that six Israeli Jews have been arrested in the murder of Mohammed Abu Kheidr, apparently as retaliation for the ...

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Ignorant media splainers absolve Hamas, blame Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 4, 2014 at 12:00pm
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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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Palestinian teen killed in Jerusalem — who did it and why?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 1:20pm
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Overnight the body of a Palestinian teenager from Jerusalem was found in a forest in the city. It appears to be confirmed that his name is Mohammed Abu Khdeir. The featured image is from Twitter.

Immediately, there was speculation in the media and social media that it was a revenge killing...

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Three Israeli teens murdered, what comes next?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 3:21pm
http://youtu.be/2G6CGT92oiE

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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What will be America’s reaction to murder of three Israeli teens?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 7:00am
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What will be America’s reaction to the killing of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers?

We already know Obama’s reaction: the mouthing of platitudes, urging restraint, and a plea for both sides to work together to find the perpetrators. Yes, you heard that right:

From the outset, I have offered our full...

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Bodies of kidnapped Israeli teens found

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:37pm
Kidnapped Israeli Teens

The bodies of the three Israeli teenagers kidnapped two weeks — Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel — have been located by the IDF near Hebron. Details as to how and when they were killed have not been made public yet.

News reports and rumors circulated for hours, but...

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Does not appear to be Pallywood

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 9:47am
http://youtu.be/zINcBfEo-7g

This video does not appear to be a Pallywood production.

The Times of Israel reports, Gaza surveillance cameras pick up Israeli strike on terrorists:

Unverified footage posted to YouTube on Saturday appears to show the Israeli air strike carried out Friday afternoon on a car carrying two operatives belonging to the Popular Resistance...

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