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Iron Dome has saved Palestinian lives

Iron Dome has saved Palestinian lives

Radical reduction in Israeli casualties allows Israel time to calibrate surgical strikes — the best way around ‘human shields’

You thought Iron Dome was for Israel.

It is for Palestinians, too.

It has saved lives on both sides of the war.

If there have to be rockets fired on Israeli population centers by Hamas and other terrorists in Gaza, thank G-d for this “star wars” anti-missile system that Ronald Reagan dreamed about, but no country besides Israel developed.

The financing comes from the US; the brains, from Israel.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 July 2014 02:19 )

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Hamas rockets — from Iran

Iran sows the seeds of war against Israel, and we’re supposed to believe Iran will give up its nuclear program We’re stunned. Absolutely nonplussed. Sec. of State John Kerry has announced that after six months of negotiations with Iran, explicitly designed to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the matter is still unsettled. Who would have believed? Children in Sderot would have believed. Israelis in bomb shelters around the country would have believed. The commander of the Tehran-...

Layers of horror

Murder of Israeli teens, immolation of a Palestinian teen, Hamas rockets. A time for war — and a wakeup call. I. Sadly enough, the murder, apparently by Jews, of a Palestinian boy, 16 — it is apparently necessary to state — is ethically repugnant and politically stupid, both in the extreme. This, even if the Palestinian boy were not burned to death. It becomes necessary to state corollaries: • Jewish education in Israel, the amazing efflorescence in Torah study there notwithstandin...
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Journalistic offenses in times of crisis

Journalists are taught to be fair and accurate. Reader and watcher, beware. Jews surprised by the slanted coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, particularly at this dangerous intersection, better get used to it. Some anchors (we stress some) and journalists are engaging in debates and writing articles that are so lopsided that they strain not only our eyes and ears but our credulity as well. On the July 8 broadcast of CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” Burnett wedged Ron Dermer, Israel...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 July 2014 01:04 )

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The meaning of American independence

Who is July 4 really about? The Founding Fathers? The warriors? The heroes? When it comes to the Fourth of July — as with most other national holidays — all of the clichés have long been spoken. It’s about more than beer, barbecues and baseball, more than fireworks, more than hanging Old Glory from the porch or bandstand. It’s even more than taking a moment from our busy and colorful celebrations to think about the courage and vision of those Founding Fathers who, on a sultry summer...
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Marcy Oster Israel’s Cabinet approved a nearly $364 million plan to develop the southern Israeli city of Sderot and communities on the border with Gaza. ... [Link]

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Marcy Oster A Belgian feminist group poured about 25 gallons of fake blood on the floor of an airport in Liege, Belgium, to protest their belief that the airport is being used to transport arms to Israel. ... [Link]

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