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Israel Asks U.S. To Help Thwart War Crimes Charges

08/06/2014
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a visiting congressional delegation today to try to stop the Palestinian Authority from joining the International Criminal Court and then filing war crimes charges against Israel.

Does Hamas Manipulate Casualty Figures To Gain World Sympathy?

07/31/2014
The Media Line
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The latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas extends far beyond the urban warfare playing out in the cities and towns of the Gaza Strip; the Israeli cities targeted by waves of Palestinian rockets; and the seek-and-destroy mission of locating and eradicating the elaborate and intricate network of tunnels revealed to extend deep into Israeli territory and beneath southern Israeli communities.

NBC=Not Bothering Checking

Towards the end of a report on the Nightly News Monday evening NBC Anchor Brian Williams read a statement from Hamas accusing Israel of "murdering" hundreds of civilians and denying that his group had ever targeted Israeli civilians.

Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan did not appear on camera, as he has on other networks, but Williams read his statement:

Interfaith Leaders Launch Daylong Unity Fast For Mideast Peace

07/15/2014
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While the violence escalates in Israel and Gaza, a movement is taking hold that unites Jews, Muslims and others in a campaign for peace.

Obama To Jewish Leaders: Peace Prospects Are Bleak

03/08/2013

President Obama believes prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace are “bleak,” but he still will urge both sides to avoid unilateral actions that might further damage a process he hopes will be back on track within a year.

That was the message Obama delivered Thursday in a meeting with about 25 Jewish community figures at the White House to discuss his planned trip to Israel later this month. Obama was especially engaged, participants said, when it came to discussing how he might best convey to the Israeli people his enthusiasm for Israel and its Jewish history.

Exiled Hamas Leader, In Gaza Visit, Promises More Jihad

12/10/2012

 

In a sign of increasing Hamas clout following Operation Pillar of Defense, long-time exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshal visited Gaza as part of Hamas’s 25th anniversary celebrations on Dec 8.

According to the Associated Press, Mashaal was greeted by a roaring crowd covered in Hamas’ green colors as he emerged onto the stage from a door built into a model of a rocket that was fired at Israel during the recent conflict. Additionally, some children were seen in the crowded dressed in military fatigues and carrying guns.

Pascrell Defeats Rothman In North Jersey Primary

06/06/2012

 Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), a veteran Jewish member of the U.S. House of Representatives, lost his primary election bid against another incumbent, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.).

Rothman, who has served the 9th district in northeastern New Jersey since 1997, conceded late Tuesday night. He said he would not run for political office in the foreseeable future.

Pascrell now faces celebrity author Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who won the Republican nomination on Tuesday.

Israeli Planes Attack Gaza Sites

01/24/2012

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel's Air Force attacked terrorist sites in the Gaza Strip.

The targets hit after midnight on Monday night included a weapons manufacturing site in central Gaza, two terror tunnels in northern Gaza, and a third terror tunnel in southern Gaza, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

The attacks were in response to several rockets fired at southern Israeli communities in recent days, the IDF said. Six rockets have been fired into southern Israel from Gaza in the last week.

Border Opening A Boon To Israel?

Clean break from Gaza could be strategic benefit of Egyptian move.

05/31/2011
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — The initial Israeli government response to Egypt’s decision last week to open its crossing with the Gaza Strip was to stress the danger that weapons and militants would freely pass in and out of the territory controlled by Hamas.

And on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was still echoing that position during testimony before the Knesset as he accused Egypt of strengthening the Islamic militants.

Egypt’s opening of the Rafah crossing has Israel concerned about its security. getty images
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