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

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9/11 Commission 10th Anniversary Report: “Islamist extremism … stronger than in the last decade”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 1:30pm
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It has been ten years since the original 9/11 Commission released it’s report. The Commission has stayed together informally, but today released a anniversary report entitled “Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of The 9/11 Commission Report.”

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Did surface-to-air missile bring down Malaysian passenger Jet in Ukraine?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:41pm
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A flurry of media reports are reporting that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet has been shot down over Ukrainian airspace. The Boeing 777 carried 295 people and was “at altitude” (30,000 feet) according to the Interfax agency. All on board are said to have perished, according to Ukrainian sources.

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Updates on #Gaza: Israeli Commandos Attack Rocket Cache, more (#IsraelUnderFire)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 10:58am
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The Times of Israel sums up the casualties so far.

As of Saturday afternoon, the death toll in Gaza from Israel’s Operation Protective Edge had climbed to 127 people, after Israeli forces struck 60 targets overnight Friday and into Saturday; Israel had no breakdown on the proportion of civilian and combatant casualties....

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ISIS Captures Nuclear Material From Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:45pm
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The breaking news via Twitter on Wednesday night was quite alarming.

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Israel Warns Civilians to Stay out of Harm’s Way; Hamas Sends Them Back In

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00am
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As Operation Protective Edge it’s worth anticipating the likely response to Israel’s latest war against Hamas. Israel will be accused of a disproportionate response and of not taking care to avoid collateral damage. Already there’s been at least one incident in which a number of civilians were injured and and 7...

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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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Three Israeli teens murdered, what comes next?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 3:21pm
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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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