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Hamas urging civilians to be human shields “just a fact”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 8:58pm 7/10/2014 at 8:58pm

CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday interviewed Diana Buttu, former legal adviser to the Palestine Liberation Organization, concerning the current conflict between Hamas and Israel. The interview got a bit…uncomfortable…as Tapper challenged Buttu on some of her responses.

Here is an excerpt:

TAPPER: Why is Hamas launching rockets into Israeli population centers and are...

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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 7/10/2014 at 11:00am

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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Gaza rockets target Dimona nuclear reactor

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 1:15pm 7/9/2014 at 1:15pm

According to breaking reports, Hamas has fired several rockets towards the Dimona nuclear reactor.

Destroying the reactor and unleashing nuclear contamination has been a long-standing goal of Hezbollah, Iran and Hamas. Several days ago the IDF Spokesman’s Twitter account was hacked...

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

http://youtu.be/HL9s9paqinU
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 4:36pm 7/8/2014 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 7/8/2014 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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Ignorant media splainers absolve Hamas, blame Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 4, 2014 at 12:00pm 7/4/2014 at 12:00pm

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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U.S. deserts Israel on Hamas while all eyes on return of alleged U.S. deserter

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 1:03pm 6/3/2014 at 1:03pm
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And so it continues.

All eyes have been focused on the increasingly bizarre facts of the exchange of 5 top Taliban Gitmo detainees for Bowe Bergdahl, someone who may very well be a deserter if reports by soldiers who served with him are accurate.

Yet an even bigger event took place just yesterday,...

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Masses not exactly rallying around convicted anti-Israel lawyer Stanley Cohen

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:57am 6/3/2014 at 11:57am
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We have had two posts regarding the tax violation conviction of anti-Israel leftist activist lawyer Stanley Cohen, who pleaded guilty in April to obstructing the IRS after running his law practice for many years more-or-less off the books:

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Would Stanley Cohen really rather spend 18 mos in prison than dine with a Zionist?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:53pm 4/17/2014 at 12:53pm
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Before his guilty plea for running his law practice substantially off the books for the better part of a decade, I only had heard of Stanley Cohen tangentially.  He pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing the IRS.

I knew he was anti-Israeli, and hobnobbed with Hamas.  But he wasn’t a major...

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Hamas’ attorney, Stanley Cohen, pleads guilty to tax offenses

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 14, 2014 at 3:50pm 4/14/2014 at 3:50pm
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Stanley Cohen is an activist lawyer most identified with Hamas and other anti-Israeli causes and groups.

Late last month The Jewish Daily Forward had an extensive article about Cohen’s political journey to anti-Zionism, including representation of Hamas and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, who was convicted last month. It appears from the timing...

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(Almost) Everything you need to know about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in one video

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:33pm 3/21/2014 at 12:33pm
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It’s not a political video.

It’s about how Israel is helping rehabilitate Palestinian Fatah members who have been knee-capped by Hamas in Gaza.

It’s also about how Fatah did similar things to Hamas members.

The brutality visited upon each other is nothing compared to what would be visited on Israeli Jews if Fatah and...

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More Building Materials for Gaza = More Terror Tunnels For Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:00pm 10/13/2013 at 4:00pm

When you read the first few news dispatches below from the past year and a half, keep this photo in mind.

Aid Groups and U.N. Agencies Urge Israel to Lift Gaza Blockade – The Associated Press – June 14, 2012

Fifty international aid groups and United Nations agencies urged Israel on Thursday to open Gaza’s borders,...

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Blaming Zionism for lack of two-state solution all that’s fit to print at NY Times

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1:10pm 9/15/2013 at 1:10pm

Ian Lustick has graced the op-ed page of the New York Times with Two State Illusion. Here’s the thrust of his argument:

All sides have reasons to cling to this illusion. The Palestinian Authority needs its people...

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Forgotten History: Assad has the blood of American soldiers on his hands

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 9, 2013 at 11:20am 9/9/2013 at 11:20am

One of the reasons most often cited why the United States should not get involved in any way despite the use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces is that Assad may be a brutal thug inside Syria, but he poses no threat outside Syria.

Indeed, Assad’s brutality inside Syria long pre-dates...

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Hamas targeted Mamilla Mall because it symbolizes co-existence

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:37pm 9/8/2013 at 2:37pm

While in Jerusalem I stayed at the Mamilla Hotel, just above the open-air Mamilla Mall, near the Jaffa Gate to the Old City.

What struck me about it was how Arabs and Jews intermingled freely — it was a very mixed crowd and a seeming respite from my near miss with stone throwing in...

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Anti-Israel Terror Trifecta falls on hard times

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8:15am 8/30/2013 at 8:15am

The three terrorist groups Fatah, Hamas and Hezbollah have all fallen on hard times. Though their problems differ, none of them are ascendant now (or at least not in regards to Israel). To be sure, each still presents a challenge and a threat to Israel, but all three are the weakest...

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Will Hamas suck up to Iran to save itself?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 12:30pm 8/1/2013 at 12:30pm

Troubles for Hamas in Gaza

In The New Republic, Ehud Yaari explains some of the reasons Hamas is in trouble. Its Muslim Brotherhood patrons in Egypt fell from power after it alienated Iran for stopping its support of Bashar Assad. These changes have precipitated a leadership split in Hamas.

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