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Mideast peace possible if Hamas chooses

Mideast peace possible if Hamas chooses Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Mark Leibler

As of this writing, the war that raged between Israel and Hamas over the past month appears to have ebbed. If it is over, it is only because Hamas finally made the decision that Australia and the world had been imploring them to do for weeks - that is, to stop committing the war crime of firing ind

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The only long-term solution: demilitarise Gaza

The only long-term solution: demilitarise Gaza Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Attention is now focused on how a long-term solution can be reached to prevent a repeat of this Israel-Gaza conflict as well as the ones that had been played out before in 2012 and 2009. Israel believes that the answer is the demilitarisation of the Gaza Strip through diplomatic means in exchange fo

Support Israel if you care about Gazans' suffering

Support Israel if you care about Gazans' suffering Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The nightly television images of the suffering in Gaza are heartbreaking. A vital challenge is what can actually be done to stop the suffering there and in Israel and prevent it recurring. Gazans need far more than simply an end to the current fighting. They need leaders who put their interests fir

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Foreign journalists in Gaza witness rockets fired from Shifa hospital and other civilian populated areas

Foreign journalists in Gaza witness rockets fired from Shifa hospital and other civilian populated areas Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Gabrielle Debinski

Hamas' tactic of using civilians in Gaza as ‘human shields' by firing rockets from highly populated areas and institutions, and storing military assets in civilian buildings has been a central issue during debate over the current conflict between Israel and Hamas. While this has been the subje

Gaza ceasefires, a history

Gaza ceasefires, a history Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

Israel has just announced its acceptance of another 72-hour ceasefire to begin this morning, Israel time. Following yesterday's seven-hour humanitarian ceasefire announced by the IDF there have now been seven ceasefires the IDF has accepted in the current conflict. On the Hamas side, some of the cea

 What happened in Shujaiyeh?

What happened in Shujaiyeh? Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Or Avi-Guy

Ruth Pollard's report from Gaza on the Age ("Israel calls up 16,000 reservists after school hit," 1 Aug.) was accompanied by a UN satellite image of Shujaiyeh. The image highlighted large areas of destroyed structures. However, reports in Israeli media about Shujaiyeh provide important insight and c

Tunnels provide yet more evidence of Hamas’ use of ostensibly civilian buildings for military purposes

Tunnels provide yet more evidence of Hamas’ use of ostensibly civilian buildings for military purposes Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Robert Ellenhorn

As the war in Gaza moves into its fourth week, additional information about Hamas' extensive network of underground tunnels is beginning to surface. One thing that has become increasingly clear is that, in keeping with Hamas practice, the entrances to many tunnels are located in clinics, homes, and

Hamas’ other terror tactic: intimidating foreign journalists

Hamas’ other terror tactic: intimidating foreign journalists Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel, Media/ Academia, NGOs, Palestinians, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Gabrielle Debinski

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas enters its third week, foreign journalists are increasingly flocking to the region, reporting from both Gaza and within Israel. In addition, more and more accounts of intimidation and abuse towards foreign journalists stationed in the Strip, both via social m

Media Microscope: Foreign correspondents Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians     Author: Allon Lee

It is far from scientific, but the quality of local television and radio coverage of the latest Hamas-Israel war seemed to dip when it relied upon foreign news services. Two reports from Jeremy Bowen, a long time senior BBC reporter, were yet further reminders of why his anti-Israel reporting has l

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British Commander: "Israel had no Choice"

British Commander: "Israel had no Choice" Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Arsen Ostrovsky

Col. Richard Kemp is a former commander of British Forces in Afghanistan and one of the most highly decorated and respected officers in the British army. He has spent over 30 years fighting terrorism in the UK and around the world, including serving in overseas missions with NATO and the United Nati

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