By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik.. Hamas belittles “defeatist” Palestinians who criticize high civilian death toll. “In 1945, in a single day in Algeria, 45,000 Algerians died. In a single day. It wasn’t described in Algeria’s history as forsaking the blood of the Algerians, as some defeatists are describing today the number of Martyrs as ‘trading with Palestinian blood and forsaking Palestinian blood’… We are not leading our people to execution…We are leading them to death – I mean, to confrontation.” [Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri] Read more »
By Israel Today Staff.. Hamas officials on Wednesday (July 16, 2014) officially rejected an Egyptian proposal to bring an end to the current Gaza war, but did reportedly offer their own ceasefire agreement. The Egyptian proposal, which Israel accepted and briefly implemented unilaterally on Tuesday, called for an immediate cessation of hostilities on both sides, followed by negotiations in Cairo to hammer out the terms of a lasting truce.
But Hamas appears to feel it’s holding better cards than that, and, according to Palestinian sources cited by local media, has presented a 10-year truce in return for far-reaching Israeli concessions. Read more »
By Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, JCPA.. Vol. 14, No. 23 July 15, 2014
- Iran is an arsonist, inflaming the conflicts in the Middle East. Since the 2012 “Pillar of Defense Operation,” Iran has heavily invested in improving the quantity and quality of the rockets in the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) arsenals. Its endgame is to preserve its influence via its proxies and to use the Palestinian organizations as Iran’s first defense line.
By Michael Widlansky.. ‘What is it like living under the threat of rocket attacks?” Here in Israel, we’re getting used to the question. The short answer is, “It’s awful, and we’re not going to take it anymore.” But here’s a slightly longer answer, to show how we come together to fight the stress and to meet the challenge of enemies who hate us only because we are different from them — a predominantly Jewish state in a Muslim neighborhood, a democratic island in an authoritarian sea. Read more »
By William Saletan.. Israel, unlike Hamas, isn’t trying to kill civilians. It’s taking pains to spare them. According to many critics, Israel is slaughtering civilians in Gaza. It’s “purposefully wiping out entire families,” says an Arab member of Israel’s parliament. It’s committing “genocide—the murder of entire families,” says Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority. Iran says Israel has committed “massacres against the defenseless Palestinians.”
By Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Gil Ronen.. Pro-Palestinian rioters who besieged a Paris synagogue were armed with axes and knives, police lost control. Serge Ben Haim, one of the leaders of the Jewish community in Paris, toldIDF Radio Monday morning about the attack on a Paris synagogue by a pro-Palestinian mob on Sunday (July 13, 2014).
Ben Haim told his interviewer that the event was a watershed occurrence. “What existed in the past can no longer continue. We could have had something like Kristallnacht,” he said, referring to the infamous “night of broken glass” in 1938, when Nazis swept through Jewish towns andneighborhoods throughout Germany and Austria, murdering some 500 Jews, burning homes and synagogues, and destroying shops. Read more »
The Palestinian representative at the UN Human Rights Council, Ibrahim Khreisheh, told PA TV on July 9, 2014:
“The missiles that are now being launched against Israel – each and every missile constitutes a crime against humanity whether it hits or misses, because it is directed at a civilian target.” “Please note that many of our people in Gaza appeared on TV and said that the Israeli army warned them to evacuate their homes before the bombardment. In such a case, if someone is killed, the law considers it a mistake rather than an intentional killing, because [the Israelis] followed the legal procedures.” “As for the missiles launched from our side…we never warn anyone about where these missiles are about to fall.” Read more »
By Shoebat Foundation.. You can always tell when those Palestinians are desperate. They use the Pallywood card like the left in America uses the race card. It’s sure to come out when it’s the last card to play. The Palestinians’ latest attempt at blood libel brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘foot soldier’. Read more »
By Prophecy Update Videos.. “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth are gathered together against it…” Zechariah 12:2-3 Read more »
By Keith Davis.. U.S. Senator Guy M. Gillette introduced a resolution along with eleven other Senators with intent of devising a plan to save European Jews from persecution:
The Problem is Immediate. The problem is essentially a humanitarian one. It is not a Jewish problem alone. It is a Christian problem and a problem for enlightened civilization. We have talked; we have sympathized, we have expressed our horror, the time to act is long past due. – United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, December 20, 1943, concerning the genocide of the Jews in Europe