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garbanzotoons:

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.”

semioticapocalypse:

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

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semioticapocalypse:

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

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eretzyisrael:

Stallone, Schwarzenegger lead Hollywood assault on Hamas

In new ad, 187 signatories regret devastating loss of life in Israel and Gaza, blame Hamas ideology of ‘hatred and genocide

A petition released today led by Creative Community For Peace has 200+ Hollywood stars such as Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, Sylvester Stallone, Aaron Sorkin, and Arnold Schwarzenegger speaking out against Hamas war crimes and recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself.

We, the undersigned, are saddened by the devastating loss of life endured by Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza. We are pained by the suffering on both sides of the conflict and hope for a solution that brings peace to the region.

While we stand firm in our commitment to peace and justice, we must also stand firm against ideologies of hatred and genocide which are reflected in Hamas’ charter, Article 7 of which reads, “There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!” The son of a Hamas founder has also commented about the true nature of Hamas.

Hamas cannot be allowed to rain rockets on Israeli cities, nor can it be allowed to hold its own people hostage. Hospitals are for healing, not for hiding weapons. Schools are for learning, not for launching missiles. Children are our hope, not our human shields.

We join together in support of the democratic values we all cherish and in the hope that the healing and transformative power of the arts can be used to build bridges of peace.


To the Hollywood celebrities speaking out against Hamas for the sake of Palestinians and Israelis, Thank you!

garbanzotoons:

Much has been said and written about the terror tunnels that Hamas built in Gaza. But too little has been said about who it was that put the cement into Hamas’ hands, thus making the construction of the tunnels possible in the first place.

Until now.

In a bombshell revelation, Dennis Ross, the senior Mideast policy adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 2009 to 2011, has admitted that it was he who was assigned the task of pressuring Israel to ease up on its military blockade of Gaza.

“I argued with Israeli leaders and security officials, telling them they needed to allow more construction materials, including cement, into Gaza so that housing, schools and basic infrastructure could be built,” Ross revealed in the Washington Post on August 10. “They countered that Hamas would misuse it, and they were right.”

Not that Hillary’s State Department had been acting independently of the White House on the issue of cement. For example, Vice President Joe Biden told interviewer Charlie Rose on Bloomberg TV in 2010: “We have put as much pressure and as much cajoling on Israel as we can to allow them to get building materials” and other forbidden items into Gaza.

But now that Mrs. Clinton is attempting to distance herself from the president’s debacles in foreign affairs, Ross’ admission shows that it was she who sent her personal envoy to push for a policy that ultimately enabled Hamas to build the terror tunnels.

israelipm:

Common interests of ISIS and Hamas - Two branches of the same poisonous tree.

israelipm:

Common interests of ISIS and Hamas - Two branches of the same poisonous tree.

garbanzotoons:

And those people on their knees, with their heads covered and hands tied behind their backs are unfortunate citizens of Gaza. These are their final moments of life as they are soon to be victims of the Hamas judicial system.
Hamas, who labels them as “collaborators” in order to justify their humiliation and slaughter, will try to relabel them as innocent civilians, perhaps even as children killed by Israel when it comes time to give their daily body count.
Don’t let them fool you.

garbanzotoons:

And those people on their knees, with their heads covered and hands tied behind their backs are unfortunate citizens of Gaza. These are their final moments of life as they are soon to be victims of the Hamas judicial system.

Hamas, who labels them as “collaborators” in order to justify their humiliation and slaughter, will try to relabel them as innocent civilians, perhaps even as children killed by Israel when it comes time to give their daily body count.

Don’t let them fool you.

poorrichardsnews:

Just in case you were still wondering, the answer is yes: Hamas and ISIS are two branches of the same evil tree.

from Reuters:

Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israeli forces killed three Hamas commanders, the…

eretzyisrael:

If you can’t trust genocidal terrorists, who can you trust?

Want Peace? Send Hamas more concrete now.

It is a “cycle of violence”… which will end if the Palestinians get more power.

1. Israel started it:

Pardon my ignorance, but why is it that Jew's aren't supposed to say the name of the Lord?

If you mean the true name, it is considered too holy to say.

If you mean why the dash is used when typing G-d, it is to protect the name from a situation in which it could be defaced.

There is no consensus whether or not online depictions of the word are acceptable.

I use the dash personally.

elderofziyon:

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Islamic Jihad took
credit
for at least four mortars targeting the Kerem Shalom crossing - from which Gazans get nearly all of their medicine, food, fuel and humanitarian aid.


There were additional rocket attacks against the crossing today.

Hundreds of truckloads of goods have been sent into Gaza daily through the crossing. Yesterday, 240 trucks carrying 4,303 tons of goods and supplies entered.

Usually, Kerem Shalom is forced to close when it gets attacked, depriving Gazans of food and medicine.

Yet I cannot find any condemnation of the rocket attacks on Kerem Shalom by any of the so-called “humanitarian” organizations - the ones that ship their aid through that crossing. The UN nor its agencies like UNRWA are condemning it. Oxfam is silent. “Free Gaza” and the mindless human drones protesting an Israeli container ship in Oakland have nothing to say.

You almost get the impression that they would prefer to have Gazans starve, so they have something else to blame on Israel.
eretzyisrael:

For the 11th time, Hamas has broken the cease-fire, and continued to fire rockets at Israel.

eretzyisrael:

For the 11th time, Hamas has broken the cease-fire, and continued to fire rockets at Israel.