Israel Destroys Gaza Cement Factory In Retaliation For Rocket Attack

12/21/2014 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Israel destroyed what the military said was a cement factory in Gaza following the firing of a rocket from Gaza that damaged agricultural fields in a southern Israeli kibbutz.

Hamas 'Infuriated' US Arming Israel

Tehran-based PressTV reported "Gazans angered by US plan to send smart bombs to Israel."

They're "infuriated" that the Obama administration is selling more J-DAM or Joint Direct Attack Munitions, which rely on precision guidance to hit their targets and proved so effective against Hamas and its allies in Operation Protective Edge in Gaza this summer.

Fatah-Hamas Marriage On The Rocks

The dysfunctional marriage of Fatah and Hamas is in danger of exploding, literally.

A series of coordinated bomb attacks Friday on the homes and cars of at least 10 Fatah officials in Hamas controlled Gaza sparked new tensions between the rival factions.

Sister Of Senior Hamas Official Reportedly Being Treated In Israeli Hospital

11/02/2014 - 19:00

Jerusalem — The sister of senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk reportedly is being treated in an Israeli hospital.

Slamming The Door To Peace

In a pair of dueling speeches at the United Nations, Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the door shut on future peace talks between two leaders who neither trust nor like each other. 

Dershowitz: Carter, Tutu Have Gaza ‘Blood On Their Hands’

In Jewish Week interview, ex-Harvard Law professor charges that former president, South African archbishop ‘encourage’ Hamas’ ‘dead-baby’ strategy.

09/30/2014 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

In his new book, “Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel’s Just War Against Hamas,” former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz defends Israel’s decision to launch Operation Protective Edge this summer to destroy tunnels Hamas planned to use to kidnap Israelis. The just-released e-book (RosettaBooks with Gatestone Institute), which will come out in hard cover in November, argues that the larger death toll on the Palestinian side in the war was the result of a deliberate strategy on the part of Hamas. It opens with a dedication “to all the innocent victims of Hamas’s dead baby strategy — Palestinians and Israelis alike” as well as to the IDF soldiers who died in the war. With chapter titles like, “Hamas’s Threat to Israel’s Airport Threatens a Two-State Solution” and “ISIS is to America as Hamas is to Israel,” the book combines chapters penned as the conflict raged, along with older writings. Prior to Rosh HaShanah, Professor Dershowitz spoke with The Jewish Week about what he terms Hamas’ “dead baby strategy,” his views on Jimmy Carter and J Street, and Israel’s methods in fighting Operation Protective Edge.

Former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz's new book makes the case for Israel's Operation Protective Edge.

Netanyahu To Ban: U.N. Conduct Toward Israel Is ‘Disproportionate’

09/30/2014 - 20:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the international community applies a double standard to Israel.

Israeli Teens’ Suspected Abductors Killed In Firefight With IDF

09/22/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them.

In N.Y. Times Ad, Hollywood Elite Slams Hamas For Conflict With Israel

09/14/2014 - 20:00

Some 300 Hollywood elite published an ad in The New York Times holding Hamas responsible for the “devastating loss of life” in the latest Hamas-Israel conflict.

When A Hamas ‘Prince’ Turns

The complex relationship between a Palestinian spy and his Israeli handler forms the basis of ‘The Green Prince.’

09/09/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

As the great American journalist I.F. Stone once said, “All governments lie,” and they never lie more freely than when they are conducting the business of spying. For all the professions of national, professional and tribal loyalties that are earnestly voiced throughout Nadav Schirman’s documentary film “The Green Prince,” which opens Sept. 12, it is ultimately personal loyalty that governs the behavior of its protagonists. That outcome feels entirely appropriate in a film about the hallucinatory world of counter-intelligence, double agents, lies and betrayals that Mosab Hassan Yousef and Gonen Ben Yitzhak inhabit. When everyone around you is a professional liar, you have to trust the person who tells you the truth, however reluctantly.

Mosab Hassan Yousef and Gonen Ben Yitzhak in “The Green Prince.” Courtesy of Music Box Films
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