Tag Archives: Gaza

Disarming Hamas at What Cost

The current discussion concerning Israel’s conflict in Gaza centers on the end game. Is it time for Israel’s operation to cease? Should Israel agree to an unconditional ceasefire? To a ceasefire that eases life for Gazans and Hamas on Hamas’ … Continue reading

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Why the Israeli Left Feels Betrayed

For years, American Presidents have stated as President Obama did on July 27, that the United States supports “Israel’s right to defend itself.” The Israeli left had believed that while President Obama and Sec. Kerry offered criticism of Israeli settlements that … Continue reading

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The Kidnapping and the War in Gaza – A Timeline

Updated Aug. 6, 2014 There were a number of articles circulating that noted with some satisfaction that the Israeli government believed the likelihood that the kidnappers of Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali were not acting on Gaza based Hamas’ orders, though certainly … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Israel and Gaza to Understand Events Today

O. A timeline of events related to the current June-August 2014 Conflict may be found on the We Are For Israel website here. 1. Hamas took over Gaza from the Palestinian Authority in 2007. Israel had withdrawn all of its … Continue reading

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Diplomacy and Other Times to Lie

JJ Goldberg wrote an article for the Jewish Daily Forward in which he implies that the Netanyahu government lied its way into forcing Israel into an unneeded conflict. Goldberg argues that the Israeli government sat on the information that the … Continue reading

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Time to Wake Up! ISIS, The Islamic State, and Israel

Wake up!!! There is a big threat developing in Gaza and the West Bank, but it isn’t the threat of another intifada or a missed chance to achieve a peace agreement. It is the growth of the Islamist anti-Israel anti-West … Continue reading

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Realistic Hopes for Peace in the Real World

I have heard many powerful speakers over the years talk about Israel. Few among them compare with Leon Wieseltier whose absurdly elevated language and flowing shockingly white hair would make him stand out in any crowd of speakers. Wieseltier is … Continue reading

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Sudan, Iran, and Gaza

In the aftermath of Operation Pillar of Defense, the role of Sudan in helping Iran ship weapons to Hamas is becoming clearer. There is now a full blown alliance between Iran, Sudan, and Hamas.  Hamas leaders have publicly thanked Iran in recent … Continue reading

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The Ceasefire and Thoughts about the Future

Below is the text of the Ceasefire Agreement as Announced Today. Commentary follows the text of the agreement. Following is the verbatim English text of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza that was reached on Wednesday with … Continue reading

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Why There May Be No Ceasefire

Today, leaders around the world called for Israel to avoid escalation of the conflict in Gaza as Israeli bombing raids continued and rockets poured forth from Gaza. As I noted in my articles over the past few days, this conflict … Continue reading

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