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IDF soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin, feared kidnapped by Hamas

The news out of Gaza and the border area is so bad that I’ve abandoned my Good News Friday post. Maybe next week we’ll be in a better mood to hear cheerful news. The 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire held barely 2 … Continue reading

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Rumours of Israel’s isolation in the Middle East are dead wrong

Israel is constantly being warned by its erstwhile allies and their wagging fingers that if we don’t correct our behaviour, or if we don’t agree to suicidal ceasefires with an implacable genocidal enemy, we are going to become isolated.  There … Continue reading

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UNRWA’s pernicious role and Hamas’s abuse of civilian institutions

Yesterday three more IDF soldiers were killed when a booby-trapped house exploded in Gaza. Later investigation reveals that it is possible that the building was not an UNRWA clinic but was disguised as one: Three IDF soldiers were killed Wednesday … Continue reading

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Kerry’s delusional ceasefire proposal: When the left and right are in agreement you know you’ve lost the argument

A lot has been said and much fun been made of John Kerry’s ridiculous ceasefire proposal, which was utterly rejected by Israel. It turns out that John Kerry’s delicate feelings and fragile ego have been mortally wounded by the mockery. … Continue reading

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5 soldiers were killed in Monday’s tunnel infiltration at Nahal Oz, IDF strikes Hamas centers of power

In my previous post I mentioned that a tunnel infiltration by Hamas terrorists into Kibbutz Nahal Oz was thwarted. Today the news was released that five IDF soldiers were killed in that attack, and another soldier prevented the abduction of … Continue reading

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Gaza operation day 21 – Hamas rockets kill Gaza civilians, mortars kill IDF soldiers, no ceasefire in sight

Today, the 21st day of Operation Protective Edge, began on a less intense note. There had been no rocket fire overnight, and although no official ceasefire had been declared, Israel had made the decision to extend the humanitarian truce while … Continue reading

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