By Gil Ronen.. Barak Seener, an Associate fellow at Britain’s Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies, thinks Israel is “choosing not to win” the war in Gaza. Seener – who has provided analysis and expert commentary for a range of international broadcasters and news outlets including the Associated Press, Al-Jazeera, BBC, CNN, Chinese CCTV, Fox News, Sky News,Voice of America, Bloomberg, Reuters and Xinhua – told Arutz Sheva that Israel is pursuing a misguided approach to the war, both on the ground and in the battle of words and images. The result will inevitably a deterioration of Israel’s international standing, as the war wears on. Read more »
By Houston Chronicle.. NEW YORK (AP) — A vast archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers.
The International Center of Photography in New York and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday (August 26, 2014) announced the joint creation of a digital database to facilitate access to photographer Roman Vishniac’s archive. Read more »
By Paula R. Stern.. In two schools in Gaza rockets were found. It was reported that 20 had been found in the basement of just one of the schools, more in another. Shortly afterwards, it was UNRWA said that it had turned the missiles over to the local authority – no, not some police force, but Hamas. Unwilling or too embarrassed to admit this, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon could only admit that the missiles had “gone missing.” Read more »
By Spencer Ho and Times of Israel staff.. An Israeli officer in the Golan Heights was moderately injured by stray fire from fighting in Syria Wednesday morning (August 27, 2014), as an al-Qaeda linked rebel group reportedly took control of the only crossing between Israel and Syria. Read more »
By Walid and Theodore Shoebat.. In an amazing coverage that just came out today (August 26, 2014) that was published throughout the Muslim world, including even CNN Arabic Version, The Chairman of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi which his union represents the largest body of Muslim scholars worldwide and on their behalf just announced in Turkey that:
“The Caliphate in today’s age must be established through a number of several states that are governed by Shariah and supported by both, the rulers and the people in the form of a federation or confederation and not as it was in the past.”
By Natayah from Tel Aviv.. On day 50, definitely the worst day (August 26, 2014) for me of this war, I can’t hold myself anymore and feel the urge to share what it feels like when your country is being fired at:
I work in this wonderful start-up company, developing smart agricultural technologies, located in the South of Israel. Everyday my trip to work is like moving from one world to the other. Read more »
By IDFnadesk.. The UN published several maps showing the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge. The maps mark damaged buildings with red dots scattered throughout Gaza. But this map tells only half the story: Hamas used many of these buildings – including houses, hospitals and schools – as sites to launch rockets and carry out other attacks. Read more »
It is a 100-page long, ready-for-print, PDF atlas of Gaza, showing the locations of schools, shelters, hospitals and other infrastructure, along with more than 12,000 points representing damage and destruction caused by the IDF air and ground assault during the first month of Operation Protective Edge (between July 9th and August 5th). Read more »
By Matti Friedman.. A former AP correspondent explains how and why reporters get Israel so wrong, and why it matters. Is there anything left to say about Israel and Gaza? Newspapers this summer have been full of little else. Television viewers see heaps of rubble and plumes of smoke in their sleep. A representative article from a recent issue of The New Yorker described the summer’s events by dedicating one sentence each to the horrors in Nigeria and Ukraine, four sentences to the crazed génocidaires of ISIS, and the rest of the article—30 sentences—to Israel and Gaza. Read more »
By Aaron Feiss.. A gang of anti-Semitic thugs roughed up a Jewish man and his wife on the Upper East Side on Monday evening (August 25, 2014) before fleeing in cars flying Palestinian flags, police sources told The Post.
Two cars and multiple motorcycles pulled up to the couple on East 63rd Street near Third Avenue just after 8 p.m., and the assailants began yelling “anti-Jewish statements,” the sources said. Read more »