There is no occupation! Israel’s legal right to Judea and Samaria is enshrined in international law
There are plenty of apartheid states in the Middle East… and is NOT one of them!
The Gaza War in 5 Minutes: Thoughts from Col. Richard Kemp
Britain’s former armed forces commander in Afghanistan talks to Jerusalem U about the double standards in the treatment of Israel during the recent Gaza conflict.
Although the ZMapp Ebola drug, which proved effective on infected American aid workers, has run out, Israeli company Protalix says it can produce more, if needed.
In an interview with Channel 2, Protalix’s Dr. Yossi Shaaltiel, the executive vice president of research and development said: “Today our production capacity exceeds our needs, and we would certainly be happy to have the company producing the Ebola drug have us produce the drug for them. We would know how to do it effectively, in large quantities, and in a relatively short period of time.”
The trustees of the University of Illinois have voted 8-1 not to hire Native American studies professor Steven Salaita because of his hate speech.The 8-1 decision came after top university administrators said they could not recommend hiring Salaita. His job offer was pulled last month…
Imagine if a Professor called for the death of all “West Bank Palestinians” and see how many people would be protesting the school for rescinding a job offer.
We have seen it so often. Anti-Israel propagandists posting photos of dead or wounded children, or some other images designed to paint Israel in the worst possible light. A picture speaks a thousands words, so such photos and videos cause untold damage to Israel’s image, even though the…
9/11: Together, we remember.
By most accounts, Danny Lewin was the first victim of 9/11. Seated in seat 9B aboard American Airlines flight 11, he saw the terrorists rise and make their way to the cockpit. According to calls from flight attendants to air traffic officials, later documented in the 9/11 Commission’s report, Lewin wasted no time in acting. Having served as an officer in Sayeret Matkal, the Israel Defense Forces’ top unit, he moved to tackle the terrorists. The man in 10B, Satam al-Suqami, moved, too, producing a knife and slitting Lewin’s throat. Less than 30 minutes later, at 8:46 a.m., the plane crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower.
Today, we remember Danny and all those who were murdered on 9/11. We also remember the true face of terrorism, the same ugly face Israel deals with daily.
Haha! This is my new favorite article.
As a practitioner of Krav Maga myself, I can confirm everything Iran suspects.
Another point Abbas touched on was the death toll in Operation…
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PA President Mahmoud Abbas has refused an offer by a senior Egyptian official to resettle “Palestinian refugees” in the Sinai, according to a report in the Middle East Monitor on Monday.
According to Abbas, the plan was first proposed in 1956 by Egypt, and…
Seventy-five UNDOF peacekeepers in the Golan Heights fled Syrian territory for the Israeli-controlled Golan on Saturday after their positions were attacked by rebel forces.
An Israeli military spokesman confirmed that a number of UN peacekeepers entered Israel. He spoke on condition of anonymity. Channel 2 said 75 UN troops had crossed the borders, after two UN positions on the Syrian side of the border were targeted by al-Nusra rebel forces.
Earlier in the day, the Philippine defense chief said that Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were attacked by Syrian rebels, who are also holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage.
Clashes continued in the area through Saturday.
Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin told reporters Saturday in a series of text messages that Filipino troops manning one UN encampment had been “extricated,” while soldiers in another encampment were “now under attack.”
About 100 people participate in a lottery to equally divide a 12-acre plot of sand dunes they’ve purchased, that would later become the city of Tel Aviv, Israel. April 11, 1909
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Office)
1. Discrimination: The evidence collected so far about casualties in the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge contradicts claims made by Hamas and various human rights organizations that the IDF attacks were “indiscriminate” and that the vast majority of those killed were innocent civilians.
2. Age and sex of dead: Findings published in Israel and abroad show that a large number of those killed were armed militants or males of fighting age. They also show that the proportion of young men among those killed is much higher than their relative number in the population.
a. A breakdown of the casualties published by the New York Times, based on figures from the Palestinian Ministry of Health, reveals that of the 1,431 killed during the operation that were examined, the most prominent group consisted of men aged 20-29. The names in this group constitute 34% of those killed, although their proportion of the population is only 9%.
b. Another finding is that women, children under 15 and men over 60, who together constitute 71% of the general population, made up about 33% of those killed.
c. The BBC conducted its own analysis based on the figures of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which counted 1,948 dead. According to their analysis, three times as many men civilians (709) as women (237) were killed. The BBC counted an additional 226 terror activists who were not included in the number of male civilians. The BBC raised doubts about the accuracy of the claim that the shooting was “indiscriminate”, mainly in light of the enormous gap between male and female dead.
d. An analysis performed by CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) of those killed between 8 and 26 July reveals a similar picture. The breakdown of the dead shows that, while the proportion in the population of males aged 17-30 is about 10%, their proportion among the dead was 44%. This population is clearly identified with Gaza’s armed militants.
3. To these analyses must be added the examinations and analyses of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), which has so far done a breakdown of 300 of the dead. An examination of the names reveals that about 50% of them are known to be terrorists.
Some additional important facts:
• The Hamas-controlled Ministry of the Interior in the Gaza Strip issued an announcement warning the Palestinians not to divulge information about terrorist operatives (“resistance” casualties) killed during Operation Protective Edge and to refer to them as “innocent civilians.”
• The numbers of dead come from statistics published by the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip.
• Various accounts indicate that the Hamas count of the dead includes people who died during this period of natural causes or through domestic violence or who were executed by Hamas as collaborators.
• The IDF estimates that the number of militants among the dead stands at 900 or more.
• IDF figures have in the past proven to be reliable: in Operation Cast Lead, the IDF estimated that 700 of the dead were Hamas members, while Hamas claimed to have only 50 dead. A few years later Hamas admitted that 600-700 of its members were killed in the operation.
New York Times: “Civilian or Not? New Fight in Tallying the Dead from the Gaza Conflict”
BBC: “Caution needed with Gaza casualty figures”
Time: “How Hamas wields Gaza’s casualties as propaganda”
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
ITIC: Preliminary, partial examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge and analysis of the ratio between terrorist operatives and non-involved civilians killed in error:
ITIC: Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge – Part Two
ITIC: Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge – Part Three