Jul 282014
 

knkmDebkafile: “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu entangled himself Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27,  in the net he had cast to blur the effect of the unanimous decision by the security-political cabinet of Friday to turn down the ceasefire proposals proposed by US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The two diplomats and their partners, a brace of European ministers and Qatar and Turkey, who met in Paris to concoct a peace framework for Gaza, were privately dubbed by wags in Jerusalem the “Save Hamas Squad.”

Opinion: The masquerade is over. Having already called for Israel to return to the 1967 borders, the Obama/Kerry ceasefire clearly displayed the Obama anti-Israel policy.

The proposed Kerry deal:

  • Contained no demand that Hamas dismantle or destroy its terror tunnel network.
  • Demanded that both Israel and Egypt open their border crossings with Gaza, virtually allowing weapons of war to be imported.
  • Called for Hamas to be allowed to build a seaport on its Mediterranean coast; stipulating that Israel and Egypt help pay for it.

PM Netanyahu is clearly alone. Public opinion is moving quickly toward sympathy for Hamas which at some point could bring additional regional terror groups to the aid of Hamas leading to Psalm 83.

 

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Jul 282014
 

The Jerusalem Post: “Amid Israel’s Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas rocket fire from Gaza, a “Freedom Flotilla” was being organized in Turkey to bring humanitarian aid to the Hamas controlled Palestinian coastal enclave.

The flotilla being organized, called the “Freedom Flotilla II,” is the successor of the Mavi Marmara flotilla that sought to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010.

The new flotilla is being organized by the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief” (Insani Yardim Vakfi), otherwise known as the IHH.”

Opinion: Established in 1992 and officially registered in Istanbul in 1995, İHH is a Turkish NGO, whose members are predominantly Turkish Muslims, active in more than 100 countries.

Prime Minister Erdogan is fresh from an Obama-coerced apology from PM Netanyahu over the 2010 Mavi Marmara Flotilla. Israel is being pushed from all sides in the midst of relentless attacks from Gaza and politically motivated attacks from the US government and UN.

Diplomatic officials said Jerusalem was following the reports carefully, but stressed that it was not clear whether the flotilla would ultimately set sail.
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Jul 262014
 

APTOPIX-Kerry-State-B_Horo-e1394747557875-415x234The Times Of Israel: “Israeli ministers, who on Friday unanimously rejected US secretary’s offer,  reported to describe him as ‘negligent, incapable of handling the most basic  matters’

The unnamed sources, quoted by Israel’s Channel 2 TV,  said Kerry “dug a tunnel under the Egyptian ceasefire proposal” — which Israel  accepted and Hamas rejected last week — and presented the Israeli government  with a text that accepted “most of the demands” raised by Hamas, the Islamist  terror group that rules the Strip.

To the “horror” of the Israeli ministers, the Kerry  proposal accepted Hamas’s demands for the opening of border crossings into Gaza.”

Opinion: Mercifully for Israel, John Kerry is headed home.

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Jul 262014
 
Europe's Jews Blamed For Israel's War

The Daily Beast: “Amos Yadlin, a former head of the intelligence directorate for the Israel Defense Force, told The Daily Beast that Israeli defense planners do take into account whether and how military actions will affect diaspora Jewish populations. But he also said that it is only one of many considerations Israel leaders weigh. “The general mindset in Israel

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Jul 262014
 
12-hour humanitarian truce in effect until 8 pm,

The Times Of Israel: “2 soldiers killed in Gaza as military death toll reaches 37; IDF says will continue to target tunnels during lull; Gazans hit streets to stock up on food, supplies; Kerry in Paris to push for ceasefire after Jerusalem rejects his previous framework for truce.” (Ceasefire ends at 1 PM Eastern Standard Time)  

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Jul 252014
 
Israeli War Crimes?

Breitbart: “An assortment of rabidly anti-Israel public figures, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners, have called for an international arms embargo on Israel for its “war crimes and possible crimes against humanity” in Gaza. The statement came in a letter published in Britain’s The Guardian on Friday. The group condemned Israeli military actions, but was

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Jul 252014
 
Chaos In The West Bank

JPost: “Violence broke out Thursday night near the Kalandia checkpoint, located in the West Bank between Jerusalem and Ramallah, as residents of the West Bank village clashed with police in protests against the IDF’s operation in the Gaza Strip. Some 10,000 Palestinians protested near the checkpoint, throwing rocks, firebombs and fireworks at Israeli security forces,

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