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Operation Protective Edge – humanitarian truce ends, ground operation begins

Today’s events, beginning with the attempted infiltration by a large group of terrorists into a Kibbutz in the south, punctuated by a shaky humanitarian truce which was violated by Hamas in the middle, and culminating in a massive and intense … Continue reading

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Protective Edge, Day 3: More massive rocket volleys, IDF warns Gaza population to clear out

Operation Protective Edge (I still hate that name!) entered its third day yesterday (10th July), and as in the previous days it started with a bang. Or rather, with several bangs as Hamas began with volleys of rockets towards the … Continue reading

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3 Days in June

I’m sure you were expecting the title to be “Six Days in June”. Well, the Six Day War does get a look-in in this post, but there were two other very important days in the month of June over the … Continue reading

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Israel prepares for action against Iran

There have been some interesting developments in Israel’s security sector which gives rise to opinions that Israel is preparing for action against Iran. The evident reason for Israel’s preparations is the US’s headlong rush to a nuclear deal with Iran, … Continue reading

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Here we go again: Barrage of dozens of rockets from Gaza pound southern Israel

Was it in honour of British PM David Cameron’s visit to Israel? Or in revenge for Israel’s capture of the Iranian missile boat? Or in revenge for the IDF’s killing of 3 Palestinian terrorists who launched mortars at IDF positions … Continue reading

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What is behind the latest rise in Palestinian terror attacks?

A couple of weeks ago I posted about the huge rise in terrorist incidents in recent weeks, involving mainly rock-throwing and launching Molotov cocktails.  These were followed by the murder of an IDF soldier on the Lebanese border. This upswing … Continue reading

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