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Second Variety: terrorists who put children in harm’s way

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 25, 2014 at 5:19pm
Rockets fired from Gaza civilian area at Israel

How do you fight an enemy that is willing—nay, eager—to force you to kill its children even if you don’t want to?

That’s the situation Israel faces against Hamas. It’s the situation we face against Islamist terrorists, too, because they use such techniques as one of their primary tools, and the...

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John Kerry to the rescue (of Hamas?): Seven-day “truce” proposed (Updates – no truce yet)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:53am
http://youtu.be/QY1nRBD7uaA

John Kerry has proposed a seven-day truce, during which time there would be negotiations over a longer-term ceasefire.

Hamas reportedly is going to accept the proposal, but that’s far from official.

The Israeli cabinet is discussing the proposal as we speak. Concerns are that Hamas, having rejected a ceasefire early on...

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Gaza War: Flights resume to Ben-Gurion, more tunnel war and casualties (Live Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:42am
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Live Video and Twitter feed at bottom of post

Five more Israeli soldiers have been killed over the past two days.

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Miami anti-Israel rally: “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:57am
http://youtu.be/qt0Y4f_jU9U

The chant “Khaybar, Khaybar ya yahud” celebrates Muslim victory over the Jews, as this article from the Jerusalem Post in 2013 explains:

Arab TV satellite channels are airing a series this year called Khaybar, referring to the Muslim massacre of the Jews of the town of that name in northwestern Arabia in...

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Slate Editor takes her childhood Zionist regrets out on dead Israeli “lone soldier”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:45pm
Max Steinberg Israeli Lone Soldier

Allison Benedikt regrets her Zionist upbringing, and pro-Israeli Jews, so much so that in 2011 she wrote a curious self-absorbed analysis of her journey, and how she went from proud Zionist youth to being disgusted with Israel, Life After Zionist Summer Camp, including some awkward personal details:

John [Cook, formerly...

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France’s Jews Fled As Rioters Burned Shops To Chants Of ‘Gas The Jews’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11:49am
http://youtu.be/jfbFr4ZVheY

While I had seen the images and videos, I did not realize the depth of the depravity exhibited in the anti-Jewish riots in Paris. HuffPo UK reports, France’s Jews Flee As Rioters Burn Paris Shops, Attack Synagogue:

France’s politicians and community leaders have criticised the “intolerable” violence against Paris’ Jewish community,...

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Gaza war – Decisive 48 hours? Live Updates and Video

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:43pm
Col. Rasan Alian, commander of the Golani Brigade IDF

Given the cancellation of flights into and out of Ben-Gurion Int’l Airport at the urging of the FAA backed up by the White House, many are predicting it’s likely that the next day or two will be decisive — either militarily or diplomatically.

Anshel Pfeffer at Haaretz writes that the airport shutdown...

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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
El Al Now is time to stand together image Twitter

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
http://youtu.be/TlvnkECJkYc

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
http://youtu.be/Ov00rNamNig

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
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/israeli-military-seek-destroy-gaza-tunnels-24634834

[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
Bill Maher Israel

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
Gaza Ground War Day Two Tank

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
Security Council Emergency Meeting Gaza

[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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