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Israel launches Gaza ground operation

Israel launches Gaza ground operation

Israel launched a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip to destroy tunnels it says are used for terrorist activities.

“A large IDF force has just launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip,” the Israel Defense Forces’ spokesman’s office said late Thursday on its Twitter feed. “A new phase of Operation Protective Edge has begun.”

The operation is limited for now to tanks targeting ten tunnels in Gaza, the IDF said.

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Battle for US Senate: Udall vs. Gardner

Battle for US Senate: Udall vs. GardnerAre Mark Udall and Cory Gardner really two mean and nasty guys? One might think so, based on the wrath they regularly hurl at one another via the Internet, television ads and social media in the course of their increasingly heated campaign for a US Senate seat from Colorado. To hear Republican challenger Gardner tell it, Democratic incumbent Udall is a bleeding heart liberal, a reflexive opponent of big business, a foreign policy bumbler who virtually always walks “in lockstep” with Presid...
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Bibi: No short war

Bibi: No short warJERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Israeli military to “take off the gloves” against Hamas, as Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon prepared the public for a long campaign in Gaza. “Hamas chose to escalate the situation and it will pay a heavy price for doing so,” Netanyahu said July 8 as he entered meetings with defense officials at the Kirya Military Headquarters in Tel Aviv hours following the launch of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip. Since the beginning ...
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Did Israel beat an innocent, or a rioter?

Did Israel beat an innocent, or a rioter?JERUSALEM — For Israelis, the enduring image of the past few weeks may be the montage of the three Israeli teens murdered last month after being abducted from a hitchhiking post in the West Bank. But another image has emerged in the last few days that is unlikely to garner much sympathy for Israel: a minute-long video in which a Palestinian-American teenager is beaten by two Israeli border policemen. One officer is seen pinning Tariq Abu Khdeir to the ground while the other pummels the 15-ye...
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Solidarity memorial service

Solidarity memorial serviceNine days after Denver Jewry came together to pray and express hope for the return of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, some 450 members of the community reconvened to memorialize and say kaddish for Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel. The memorial program, Wednesday, July 2, was held at BMH-BJ, organized by Cantor Joel Lichterman of BMH-BJ, and co sponsored by JEWISHcolorado, BMH-BJ, JCRC, ADL, AIPAC, Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council, Loup JCC, CAJE, JNF, J Street and Feldman...

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 July 2014 14:10 )

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U.S., Israeli security advisers pledge ‘coordination’ on Iran talks

Ron Kampeas The United States and Israel will maintain “unprecedented coordination” as nuclear talks go forward with Iran, the White House said after a summit of the two nation’s security advisers. ... [Link]

U.S. officials banned from Old City on Friday

Ron Kampeas U.S. government officials are banned from entering Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday. ... [Link]

Haaretz stands by its explosive Bibi cartoon

Julie Wiener Haaretz, often described as Israel’s New York Times, didn’t do itself any favors Thursday when it published a cartoon featuring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flying a plane into the World Trad... [Link]

Peruvians arrest alleged Hezbollah operative

Ron Kampeas Israeli media reported that he allegedly was planning an attack on Jewish targets in Peru. ... [Link]

Top U.N. official urges Security Council to address Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Ron Kampeas His remarks could signal a readiness by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to champion a Palestinian bid for statehood in the wake of collapsed peace talks. ... [Link]

Kerry: Netanyahu slur is ‘disgraceful’

Ron Kampeas The secretary of state said the derogatory reference by an anonymous White House staffer is damaging and does not reflect the president or himself. ... [Link]

Temple Mount to reopen, but with restrictions

Ron Kampeas The Obama administration called on Israel to reopen the area to Muslim worshippers after it was closed in the wake of an assassination attempt on a Jewish activist. ... [Link]

Nathaniel Melnitsky gets real-world medical training in Guatemala

Raffi Wineburg The Florida teenager not only helped set up a clinic for poor people in Guatemala, he even gave eye exams and ran some tests like an EKG. ... [Link]

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