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Israeli Defense Minister says next war in Gaza would completely destroy Hamas

Israel’s current ruling party, the Likud Party, is known for its inflammatory rhetoric and hard-line positions. Unlike previous parties, which have tried to strike a balance between politeness and looking out for Israel’s interests, the Likud Party seems to not even give a toss about appearing genial – something that has made Israel look much worse in the eyes of international media. 362 more words


Also in Media: "Keeping Up with CAIR’s Islamic Radicalism" – Capital Research Center - by Andrew E. Harrod, October 18, 2016.

Ghassan Elashi, a co-founder of Texas CAIR, was convicted in 2005 of terrorism-related offenses and sentenced to almost seven years imprisonment. CAIR civil rights director Randall Todd Royer was given 20 years for federal weapons and explosives convictions in 2004.

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Islamic Small Wars

Egyptian ally in Israel's fight against #Hamas assassinated

Egypt’s Tunnel Destroying Officer Assassinated
by David Israel
October 23, 2016

The head of the Egyptian army’s Ninth Armored Division Major Adel Ragaai was assassinated on Saturday morning, the army media office told Daily News Egypt on Saturday. 97 more words

Israel & Middle East

Who is Responsible under International Law for the New Gaza Wars?

It is beginning again. As Hamas terrorists are attacking Israeli civilians with indiscriminate rocket fire, most recently in the southern city of Sderot, Israeli self-defense reactions are already being labeled “excessive” and “disproportionate.” As usual, international public opinion is quickly, if bizarrely, mobilizing against Israel’s underlying supposed “occupation” of Jews living in their own Biblical land. 247 more words


The United Nations Once Again “Encourages” Hamas

“I stand with the people in Gaza who have suffered through conflicts, closures and continue to face unimaginable suffering….

I encourage Hamas to pursue reconciliation with Fatah in line with the PLO principles and to consider redefining its political stance.” 540 more words


Why is Israel tightening the Gaza blockade?

Let us begin with the facts: Israeli authorities have, over the course of the last year, tightened the long-standing blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Even before these more recent restrictions, the Israeli blockade – an illegal policy of collective punishment in the… 793 more words


Reviewing BBC News website portrayal of Israel and the Palestinians in Q3 2016 – part one

Between July 1st and September 30th 2016, eighty-seven reports with content relating to Israel and/or the Palestinians appeared on the BBC News website’s Middle East page. 429 more words