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Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Every soldier killed, each rocket fired, every tunnel uncovered, each detail of Hamas’s planned Rosh Hashanah swarming of Israeli civilians from the tunnels revealed, solidifies Israel’s anti-Hamas consensus. Most Israelis, from right to left, from ultra-orthodox to ultra-atheist, support Israel’s actions in this “ein breira” no choice war against an evil entity seeking our destruction. Give Hamas’s...
Thursday Jul 24, 2014
  CNN’s Wolf Blitzer recently asked if Israel was “overreacting” in Gaza.  Rebuffing this new, trendy, disproportionality argument, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mocked those who say “yes, you have the right of self-defense, as long as you don't exercise it.” Simplistic, voyeuristic media coverage spreads Palestinian Porn – obsessed with exhibitionist victimization not sex.  Exploiting their...
Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
  Amid Hamas’s rocket barrage from totalitarian Gaza, the land Israel left nine years ago, American Jewry’s tiny but loud far left launched its own fusillade. “End the bombing, end the occupation,” Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) cried. “Peace not vengeance,” J Street insisted. J Street at least “condemn[ed] Hamas” and “recognize[d] Israel’s right to respond to the rocket fire....
Wednesday Jul 09, 2014
  The latest evidence suggests that six Jewish hoodlums burned alive a sixteen-year-old Palestinian named Mohammed Abu Khdeir -- a sickening crime.  Most reactions have been predictable – and tedious. The Left is using this murder to equate Israeli democracy with Palestinian totalitarianism.  Critics either claim relativistically that each side has its own extremists or that these Israeli fanatics – who, if they are...
Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
As the kids’ kidnapping crisis continues, one critical moment disturbs me. When the terrorists first realized they had kidnapped teenagers, especially two sixteen-year-olds, did it make these Palestinians pause? Did the kidnappers consider freeing these innocents? Has their clear non-combatant status at all improved the treatment of Gil-Ad, Eyal, and Naftali?   Alternatively, did the victims’ youth delight these criminals,...
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