Hamas Gaza Rocket attacks on Israel ‘violation of laws of war’

Palestinian militants in Gaza violated the laws of war by firing rockets into Israel during last month’s conflict, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. The New York-based watchdog also said Palestinian civilians were repeatedly put in harm’s way when Hamas fired rockets  from densely populated areas. The eight-day conflict followed an escalation in cross-boundary violence. At least 170 […]

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UN Passes 9 Israel-Bashing Resolutions, But Palestinians Still Lose

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Meshaal have agreed to launch a 3rd intifada against Israel. This one’s going to be “popular.” Khaled Abu Toameh explains: Abbas and Mashaal are aware, the sources noted, that the Palestinians are now not ready for another military confrontation with Israel — neither in the West Bank […]

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Gaza’s Not the Key, Philadelphi Is

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online November 27, 2012 The Second Hamas-Israel War of Nov. 10-21 inspired a mighty debate over rights and wrongs, with each side appealing to the large undecided bloc (19 percent of Americans according to CNN/ORC, 38 percent according to Rasmussen). Is Israel a criminal state that has no right to […]

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Gaza under fire

Hamas Tried to Develop a UAV

Gaza’s Hamas terrorist rulers have been trying to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit revealed. A video published by the IDF Spokesperson shows Hamas conducting a test flight of the drone it was building. Over the past week, during the IDF’s Operation Pillar of Defense, IAF aircraft struck a stockpile of […]

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US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)

Ron Paul Lashes Out Against Israel Again: Gaza Violence Fueled by US Favoritism Toward Israel

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) alleged that the recent escalation of violence between Hamas and Israel can be blamed on U.S. foreign policy, which, he maintains, favors Israel. “U.S. foreign policy being so one-sided actually results in more loss of life and of security on both sides,” Paul said, according to The Hill. “Surely Israelis do […]

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American “Benign Neglect” of Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. While Europe expresses it anger at settlement activity, Washington’s rather quiet. According to Peter Beinart, that’s because the Obama administration’s strategy towards Israel is “benign neglect.” So instead of confronting Netanyahu directly, Team Obama has hit upon a different strategy: stand back and let the rest of the world do the […]

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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi

Elected Islamists Are Worse Than Dictators

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times December 11, 2012 Washington Times title: “Islamists are worse than dictators” Who is worse, President Mohamed Morsi, the elected Islamist seeking to apply Islamic law in Egypt, or President Husni Mubarak, the former dictator ousted for trying to start a dynasty? More broadly will a liberal, democratic order more […]

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Hamas: 25 Facts For 25 Years

December 11, 2012 11:30 by Simon Plosker Much of the media covered the weekend’s events in Gaza, where Hamas leader Khaled Meshal commemorated his terror organization’s 25th anniversary. What is Hamas really celebrating? Here are 25 facts to remind you: 1. Hamas takes its name from an acronym that means “Islamic Resistance Movement” in Arabic. […]

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Fatah's US-trained troops

Next Step for Hamas-PA Unity: Terror

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement is marching hand-in-hand with Hamas, which has offered the movement, founded by Yasser Arafat, “to put our hands together and carry the gun.” The rift between the two rival factions seemed irreparable in 2007, when Hamas ousted the Fatah leadership from Gaza in a bloody militia war of […]

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