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Lt. Hadar Goldin declared dead by the IDF, his funeral to be announced at a later stage

After Shabbat I nervously turned on the news and was dismayed to hear that the cabinet was discussing a pullout of troops from Gaza and the drawing to an end of Operation Protective Edge (to be discussed in a later … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Ground operation day 5 – 2 more soldiers killed, Hamas claims to have abducted soldier, IDF names him as Oron Shaul

The news so far for the 5th day of the ground operation of Operation Protective Edge (when will this war get a new name?) is that another two soldiers were killed in yesterday’s fighting, and Hamas have been claiming since … Continue reading

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To ransom or not to ransom?

A very incisive and thought-provoking essay is published in Jewish Ideas Daily.  It details the history of kidnappings by the PLO – starting in the mid-1960s and continuing until today with the abduction of Gilad Shalit.  The essay discusses the … Continue reading

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