Opinion: It’s Time for Congress to Get Involved in Gaza War

After what appeared to be a supportive approach to Israel’s war on Gaza terrorists, the US has reportedly given Israel some backhanded diplomacy. According to reports from Haaretz and Al-Monitor, the US proposed a ceasefire to the Israel-Hamas conflict that embraced multiple Hamas requests while barely noting Israeli concerns. Based …

Israel Builds A Modern Highway and Finds an Ancient Village

Highway expansions can result in traffic jams, and in Israel it can turn into archaeology as well. That’s what happened to a recent project, after an Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) inspector found pottery shards during the Highway 1 project, a discovery that has since led to the uncovering of an …

Israel Takes Down Gaza Terror Commanders

When targeting terrorist groups, it’s especially beneficial to take out their leadership. This worked with Al-Qaeda, and it’s Israel’s approach to the terrorists in Gaza. This week, Israel has assassinated three Hamas commanders, according to the IDF Blog. The three Hamas commanders were responsible for a number of terror attacks, …

Gaza Terrorists Hit Israeli Home; Netanyahu Compares Hamas to ISIS

After violating the ceasefire with Israel on Tuesday, Gaza terrorists intensified their rocket attacks on Israel—while Israel has responded with a number of airstrikes of their own against Gaza terror targets. On Wednesday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Twitter feed reported that a civilian home was hit by just one of the more …

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Israel Takes Down Gaza Terror Commanders

August 21, 2014 Peace and Conflict
Is it really peace they want?Palestinian banner. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

Is it really peace they want?Palestinian banner. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

When targeting terrorist groups, it’s especially beneficial to take out their leadership. This worked with Al-Qaeda, and it’s Israel’s approach to the terrorists in Gaza. This week, Israel has assassinated three Hamas commanders, according to the IDF Blog.

The three Hamas commanders were responsible for a number of terror attacks, with two of them directly involved in the kidnapping of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in 2006. The IDF Blog reported that two of the Hamas operatives were also involved in weapons smuggling for terrorists in Gaza. … Continue Reading

Gaza Terrorists Hit Israeli Home; Netanyahu Compares Hamas to ISIS

August 20, 2014 News

After violating the ceasefire with Israel on Tuesday, Gaza terrorists intensified their rocket attacks on Israel—while Israel has responded with a number of airstrikes of their own against Gaza terror targets. On Wednesday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Twitter feed reported that a civilian home was hit by just one of the more than 200 rockets fired at Israel since Tuesday.

Israel has hit back, targeting two terrorists who fired at Israel earlier in the day, as well as making other air strikes. Following the violation of the last ceasefire by Gaza terrorists, the IDF Spokesperson’s feed tweeted, “Israeli cities are under rocket attack. Millions of Israelis are running to bomb shelters. Hamas made its decision. Now we will make ours.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made similar comments on Wednesday, comparing Hamas to the ISIS terror group in Iraq. … Continue Reading

Israel Says Hamas Won’t Cover Up Military Defeat with Diplomatic Win

August 18, 2014 Peace and Conflict, Terrorism
Netanyahu. Photo Courtesy of UN-Photo/Marco Castro

Netanyahu. Photo Courtesy of UN-Photo/Marco Castro

With the extended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas nearing it’s end, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was very clear that Hamas will not extort excessive concessions from Israel with the threat of more violence. Netanyahu, in comments to the Israeli Cabinet released by his office, said on Sunday, “If Hamas thinks that it can cover up its military loss with a diplomatic achievement, it is mistaken.” Hinting at the occasional attacks since major fighting ended over a week ago, Netanyahu said, “If Hamas thinks that continued sporadic firing will cause us to make concessions, it is mistaken. As long as quiet is not restored, Hamas will continue to take very harsh blows. If Hamas thinks that we cannot stand up to it over time, it is mistaken.” … Continue Reading

Egypt, West Helping Make Hamas into Winners

August 14, 2014 News
Will the world stand with Israel on disarming Gaza? US Secretary of State Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of US State Department.

Will the world stand with Israel on disarming Gaza? US Secretary of State Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of US State Department.

The war between Israel and Hamas was clearly won by Israel—thousands of Gaza terror targets were hit and dozens of terror tunnels leading into Israel worth millions of dollars were destroyed. But in the aftermath diplomacy, it appears that Hamas is the big winner.

According to the Deputy secretary-general of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, who spoke to the Ma’an News Agency, the Israeli demand that the Gaza terrorists be disarmed has been dismissed for now thanks to Egypt. What’s more, most of Hamas’ major demands are at least seeing the light of day. … Continue Reading

Israel Helps Palestinians, Rejects War Crimes Libels

Israeli medics help wounded Gazans. Photo courtesy of Israel GPO. By Kobi Gideon / GPO.

Israeli medics help wounded Gazans. Photo courtesy of Israel GPO. By Kobi Gideon / GPO.

Despite the fact that a lasting ceasefire still had not yet been reached with the Palestinian terrorists in Gaza, Israel is still helping needy Palestinians from Gaza. On Wednesday, Israel evacuated 18 wounded Palestinians from the Israel-Gaza crossings to Israel’s Ben Gurion airport—where a Turkish plane took them on to receive treatment in Turkey.

A press release from the Magen David Adom (Israeli national medical group) said that of the Palestinians, one was in serious condition and four were in moderate condition. 16 escorts were transported with the wounded. The medical mission came the same day Israel harshly criticized claims they committed war crimes in Gaza. … Continue Reading

Egyptian, Russian Leaders Talk Arms Deal

August 12, 2014 News
Russia is hosting Egypt. Moscow. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Russia is hosting Egypt. Moscow. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

While still working with Israel and the Palestinians to hammer out a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, Egypt is also working on shoring up their own military with a visit to Russia. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said the sides agreed to expand military cooperation.

According to a report from RIA Novosti, the discussion included Egypt acquiring Russian fighter jets, helicopters and anti-tank rockets. The deal comes roughly one year after the United States instituted a freeze on certain arms deliveries to Egypt over human rights concerns. President Barack Obama rescinded restrictions on attack helicopters earlier this year. … Continue Reading

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