Arab/Palestinian – ME

Eliminate Hamas

Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy write in Y-Net. A heavy barrage of rockets was fired at Israel on Tuesday night, around 10:40pm. Loud explosions were heard in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, while Code Red sirens blared throughout southern and central Israel. Hamas said it fired 40 rockets at Israel. …

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Arlene from Israel – Déjà vu.

How many times? How many times do we count down as the final hours of a 72 hour – or 120 hour – ceasefire come to an end, aware that resolution of the issues between Israel and Hamas is exceedingly unlikely and wondering what will happen next?? The guessing is …

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Palestinians: The Invented People.

  “The history of the Palestinian people goes back as far as”… This is where Arab “historians” disagree. Some say the “Palestinian people” have a proud 4000-year history; others say 10,000 years, 30,000 years, and even –don’t laugh- 200,000 years, which makes the Neanderthals pretty young people compared to the …

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Gaza – Hamas Humiliates and Manipulates World Media

A family of 11 previously reported dead in an Israeli air strike in Gaza has turned out to be false – further fuelling the unprecedented furore caused by the Tel Aviv based Foreign Press Association (FPA) issuing the following statement on 11 August slamming Hamas for its treatment of journalists …

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Hamas Harassment & threats in Gaza. Journalists Protest.

For the past month or so news has been filtering out of Gaza from international journalists that they have been harassed, and even threatened, by Hamas for sending reports and information out which was truthful and not favorable to them. On 11th August 2014 the Foreign Press Agency released the …

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Gaza – Hamas Evil Must Be Confronted And Defeated.

One month of fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas has resulted in an enormous propaganda victory for Hamas as horrific pictures of dead and wounded Gazan children and civilians, their destroyed homes and other buildings have appeared daily in social media and newspapers around the world. Why these tragedies need …

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Palestinian “Refugees” or “SAPs”?

Wards of the World The well-know secret (but not discussed, as honesty is considered impolite in politics) in the halls of governments around the world is that there are currently only 30,000 Palestinian refugees as defined by the United Nations. That definition states: “Palestine refugees are defined as “persons whose …

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Arlene from Israel – And Now?

I am chagrined but not exactly shocked by the latest turn of events here. As Shabbat went out, I had expressed surprise that – following the Friday ceasefire broken almost immediately by Hamas with an attack that included a suicide bombing and the kidnapping of Hadar Goldin – Netanyahu had …

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The Iron Lady of Syria

Syria's Roadmap to peace

The Iron Lady of Syria In January 2009, Asma al-Assad, the first lady of Syria, gave an interview on CNN criticizing Israel’s first war against Hamas in Gaza. The FirstOneThrough review with an overlay of news stories went viral and is below. The irony of the interview can be viewed …

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Israel Advocacy Update:No Light at the end of Hamas’ Terror Tunnels.

    Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia. “You have no idea how scary it is to realise we have no idea what is underneath us”. So began a conversation with a friend who lives in one of the Kibbutzim on the border with …

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Palestinian Support High for Suicide Bombings.

The Palestinian support for suicide bombings is among the highest in the Muslim world, according to a recent Pew Report. The findings, dated July 1, 2014, show that Palestinian Muslims rank at number two, just below Bangladeshi Muslims, in their support for this type of terror attack. The exact question …

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Gaza – Hamas Exploits Death Over Life.

The failure of many Gazans to leave their homes and seek safer shelter after ignoring Israeli leaflet drops, mobile phone calls and even the firing of harmless warning shots as a last resort – has been a major contributor to the increasing number of civilian deaths and casualties in Gaza. …

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Into the fray: Why Gaza must go.

The only durable solution requires dismantling Gaza, humanitarian relocation of the non-belligerent Arab population, and extension of Israeli sovereignty over the region. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind…. You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land …

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Comes The Antistate.

When it comes to the Arab world and especially “the Palestinians”, what has come to be called the “international community” has always favoured the men of action over the nation builders. Terror, random murder, hate mongering, incitement,  hostage taking, extortion, blackmail  … these have their own rewards in the Middle East and …

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What Does Hamas Want?

  This is what John Lyons* says Hamas wants from this war: “Hamas’s aim is to inflict as much damage on Israel as possible to strengthen the Palestinians’ claim for a state. “While the group’s charter calls for an end to Israel, in recent years its main power broker Khaled …

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Jewish Monsters and the Horrible Rings of Hatred.

They honestly think that Jewish people are monsters. It is the only final explanation that I can come to. Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and other such affable neighbors blanket Israel in bombs – thousands and thousands of bombs over the course of years – ruining the lives of tens of thousands …

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Palestine – ‘Israel Takes Off The Gloves.’

Israel’s disastrous unilateral withdrawal from Gaza in August 2005 faces possible reversal with the Israeli army’s re-entry into Gaza in July 2014. Israel’s decision to take the gloves off came after 1381 rockets had been indiscriminately fired from Gaza into Israeli population centres over a period of ten days with …

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Arlene from Israel – Faith and Struggle.

I’ve written about the Iron Dome, which helps protect our citizens from rocket attacks, and about the shelters that are provided, as well as about the government guidelines that are released to keep people safe. But there is a another significant factor – from my perspective and the perspective of …

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“Palestine – Abbas facing prosecution for ‘Aiding & Abetting’ war crimes.”

Mahmoud Abbas – Head of the Government of National Consensus in Gaza since 2 June – faces prosecution in the international criminal justice system for aiding and abetting war crimes involving the indiscriminate firing of 384 rockets and missiles from Gaza into Israeli population centres reaching as far away as …

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Fatah joins Hamas and Islamic Jihad in missile launches

Armed wing linked to Mahmoud Abbas’s faction says it shot rockets at Ashkelon, Sderot and elsewhere Wednesday night. Written by Elhanan Miller – Times of Israel Armed groups linked to Fatah say they began launching rockets and mortar shells into Israel Wednesday evening, in the first indication of Mahmoud Abbas’s …

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