Under Fire In Israel

It’s the moral equivalence which is so devastating. When Egypt this week proposed its ceasefire in Gaza, a BBC presenter asked whether both sides would now conclude there was no point carrying on with the war. From the start, restraint has been urged on both sides — as if more than 1100 rocket attacks on Israel in three weeks had the same weight as trying to stop this onslaught once and for all.

Israel has been bombing Gaza solely to stop Hamas and its associates from trying to kill Israeli citizens. But for many in the west, the driving necessity is not to stop Hamas but to stop Israel.

Moral equivalence morphs instantly into moral bankruptcy. People have looked at the casualty count — around 200 Palestinians killed at time of writing while only a handful of Israelis have been injured or killed — and decided that this proves Israel is a monstrous aggressor.

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New Associate Degree – FIRST YEAR

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For those of you who are married, were married, or are contemplatingmarriage – under the assumption that men need (or ought) to be trainedformarriage. Southwest Tech is offering a new 2 year associates degree….

TWO YEAR DEGREE: Becoming a Real Man. That’s right, in just sixmini-mesters, you, too, can be a real man as well as earn an associatesdegree in MA (Male Arts). Please take a moment to look over theprogram outline.

FIRST YEAR:

Autumn Schedule:
MEN 101 Combating Stupidity
MEN 102 You, Too, Can Do Housework
MEN 103 PMS-Learn When to Keep Your Mouth Shut
MEN 104 We Do Not Want Sleazy Under things for Christmas

Winter Schedule:
MEN 110 Wonderful Laundry Techniques
MEN 111 Understanding the Female Response to getting in at2AM
MEN 112 Parenting: It Doesn’t End with Conception
EAT 100 Get a Life, Learn to Cook
EAT 101 Get…

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Stop Telling Us We Cannot Pay the Price

Beyond the Cusp

There is a multi-front assault against the Israeli operation Defensive Shield predominantly by the administration of United States President Barack Obama which is being fully supported by the European Union and the majority of European governments and the United Nations with a large supportive roll being gleefully executed by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and her organization, sent to occupy the front lines and press Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Israeli government to make the concessions demanded by Hamas just so the Israeli military actions in Gaza can be brought to an end and peace and quiet be restored to the areas and residents of Gaza. There are no demands for Hamas in Gaza to stop their attempts to infiltrate Israel through their remaining tunnels yet to be located and destroyed in order to execute mass assault of the Israeli communities the tunnels are designed…

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Why Does Anyone Defend Hamas And The Palestinian Culture Of Death?

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By David M. Huntwork  ~

“Why in God’s name does anyone show sympathy, and support for a terrorist organization?” –  Former Congressman Allen West

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And that is the question that should be asked.  It boggles the mind and offends the senses that there is EVEN ONE MEMBER OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION who is upset that Israel is pummeling the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. Under Ariel Sharon, Israel forcibly removed its citizens from Gaza and turned the land over to the Arabs. Israel has been rewarded for that gesture of conciliation with the abduction and killing of its citizens and the launching of hundreds of rockets into its territory.

Such provocations have finally goaded the state of Israel into launching a ground invasion of Gaza to take on the infamous Hamas, a terrorist group famous for hiding behind women and children even as they target the same. Death and destruction…

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Did Channel 4’s Jon Snow engage in Jon Donnison-style fauxtography?

Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow may have just made the same mistake that the BBC’s Jon Donnison made back in 2012, when, you likely recall, he tweeted a photo of a girl with the title “Pain in Gaza”, to which Donnison added his own commentary – “Heartbreaking”.

However, it turned out that the genuinely heartbreaking image was actually from Syria and not from Gaza – a mistake for which Donnison subsequently apologized. 

The following was Tweeted by Jon Snow at 12:24 AM, July 24, which included a link to his blog at Mashable, in a post tiled “Will I die tonight Daddy‘?

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Here’s the originalpost at Snow’s blog (at Mashable), which the tweet linked to:

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Then, a little more than an hour later, someoneTweeted the following in response:

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Later, we saw this:

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Snow then deleted the photo from blog, and it now includes the…

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Israel Tests Hi-Tech Tunnel Detection System

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Israel Tests Hi-Tech Tunnel Detection System

By Inna Lazareva, Jaffa

1:31PM BST 23 Jul 2014

Many bemoan fact that such a large number of tunnels dug by Hamas from Gaza into Israel have gone undetected for so long

Gas deployed by the Israeli army gushes out of a hole in a tunnel, which was used by Hamas militants

Gas deployed by the Israeli army gushes out of a hole in a tunnel which was used by Hamas militants Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Deep in the bowels of Tel Aviv’s underground, engineers and scientists recently conducted trials of a new hi-tech detection system that aims to eradicate the threat posed by Hamas’s underground tunnels.

As international pressure mounts to end the current round of fighting between Israel and Hamas, and the operation in Gaza continues to claim more and more lives, the IDF is racing against time in order to discover as many tunnels as possible.

But once the IDF withdraws from Gaza, there are currently no mechanisms in place to prevent Hamas…

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