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Israel launches ground operation in Gaza Strip

Israel launches ground operation in Gaza Strip

The Israeli military launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he had instructed the IDF to start a ground operation in Gaza to destroy the underground tunnels that reach into Israel. The army said in a statement late Thursday that after 10 days of Hamas… Read more →

Ukraine conflict: Russia accused of shooting down jet

Ukraine conflict: Russia accused of shooting down jet

A Ukrainian security spokesman has accused Russia’s air force of shooting down one of its jets while it was on a mission over Ukrainian territory. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council, said an Su-25 ground attack plane was downed on Wednesday evening. There was no comment from Moscow but rebels in eastern Ukraine say they… Read more →

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‘Hamas doesn’t care about protecting Palestinians, only about destroying Israel’ – MFA spokesperson

With the Egypt-proposed truce out of the window following Hamas rejection, violence between Gaza and Israel reaches new highs with 200 dead Palestinians and one Israeli. Ilana Stein from Israel’s Foreign Affairs Ministry tells RT that the Israeli military tries to avoid civilian casualties among Palestinians, but Hamas uses people as a human shield

Jewish Groups Begin To Rise Up In The Face Of Increasing Antisemitism

TuthRevolt reported about Sunday’s anti-Semitic riot outside the Synagogue de la Roquette in Paris. Subsequently, a controversial video showing Jewish youths protecting the Synagogue and the people trapped inside has emerged.  Some are using the video to insist it was the pro-Israeli youths protecting their synagogue who were the aggressors, but a community member who witnessed the confrontation said the video was misleading, comparing it to selectively edited videos of IDF soldiers which show false evidence of Israeli “crimes” by excluding crucial context.

The witness told Israel National News:

“What you have to understand is the background to this,” said the witness, who asked to remain anonymous. “A synagogue in a different neighborhood of Paris was attacked the previous day at about 6 p.m., when it was still Shabbat, by a much smaller group a few dozen Muslims who hurled abuse and spat at worshippers. People are very afraid.”

She said that the clash on Sunday actually began when the anti-Israel group attempted to storm the Isaac Abravanel synagogue, which at the time was hosting a rabbinical conference. She claimed that police were called but were very slow in responding, and only arrived in sufficient numbers to push back the protesters after the President of the French rabbinate made a direct phone call to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who then contacted Paris’s Chief of the Police to dispatch sufficient forces to the synagogue.

On Monday, Serge Ben Haim, one of the leaders of the Jewish community in Paris, told IDF Radio that the incident was reminiscent of Kristallnacht, and said that it was time for French leaders to start tackling anti-Semitism more seriously.

Also on Monday, MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow ran a video report about the Jewish defense group in Paris named Betar. According to the Sunday reports, Betar’s members were part of the group defending the synagogue.  The video (below) also highlights the rising anti-Semitism in France.

This is a copy of the full article provided by the Conservatives at Truth Revolt

IDF resumes strikes in Gaza after Hamas rejects ceasefire, launches dozens of rockets

Netanyahu and Ya’alon authorize resumption of Operation Protective Edge after Israel briefly agreed to Egyptian ceasefire initiative; Gazans say they are receiving messages from IDF blaming Hamas for continued strikes.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon ordered a restart of the attacks on the Gaza Strip Tuesday afternoon after Israel’s acceptance of anEgyptian-brokered ceasefire was met with a morning and afternoon of Hamas rockets fired at Israel.

Diplomatic officials said that the IDF actions, which came at 3:00 pm, six hours after Israel held its fire and responded positively to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal, were the result of Hamas and Islamic Jihad rejecting the cease fire.

IAF aircraft began striking targets on Tuesday afternoon following the decision. The IDF stated that it would strike all “elements that are behind terrorist attacks on Israel.”

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip claimed on Tuesday that they had been receiving text messages and pre-recorded phone calls from the IDF that blame Hamas for the renewal of Israeli strikes following Hamas’s rejection of the ceasefire.

Netanyahu had earlier warned that Israel would widen its offensive in Gaza if the rocket attacks continued.

Netanyahu, speaking at the beginning of a meeting in Tel Aviv with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said that Israel “agreed to the Egyptian proposal in order to give an opportunity for the demilitarization of the Strip – from missiles, from rockets and from tunnels – through diplomatic means.”

The prime minister said that the purpose of Operation Protective Edge was and remains to return quiet to Israel’s citizens while delivering a severe blow to Hamas and other terrorist organizations. He said that Israel succeeded in hitting the terrorist organizations in Gaza very hard, and prevented their efforts to attack Israeli citizens.

US Secretary of State John Kerry blamed Hamas for powering through the ceasefire.

“I cannot condemn strongly enough the actions of Hamas in so brazenly firing rockets in multiple numbers in the face of a goodwill effort to offer a ceasefire, in which Egypt and Israel worked together, that the international community strongly supports,” Kerry told reporters in Vienna on Tuesday morning.

 

This is a copy of the full article provided by The Jerusalem Post

Divided they stand? Billionaire in push to carve up California into six states

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A billionaire tech investor says he has enough backing to put on the ballot a plan to split California into six states.

Timothy Draper, a venture capitalist founder of a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that has invested in such tech companies as Twitter, HotMail, Skype and Tesla, told Reuters he has the 808,000 signatures needed on a petition to force the measure onto a public referendum in November 2016. Under the far-fetched plan, one state would be called “Silicon Valley” and would include the tech mecca, as well as San Francisco.

“California needs a reboot,” Draper, who has spent $4.9 million of his own money on the effort, said in a press release. “Six Californias is our opportunity to solve the many problems we face today. … Six states that are more representative and accountable. Six states that embrace innovation and strive to improve the lives of residents.”

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Attack On Paris Synagogue: Death To The Jews!

Attack On Paris Synagogue: Death To The Jews!

With cries of “Death to the Jews,” a hundred anti-Israeli youths attacked the Synagogue de la Roquette, in Paris on Sunday. French news magazineLe Monde says preliminary reports are that four Jewish people were injured, one seriously. French news service AFP reported  the Muslim rioters surrounded the Synagogue and threw rocks into the house of worship. Large scale police forces were called to extricate the Jews. Jewish… Read more →

Ebola outbreak in West Africa now the largest on record

Ebola outbreak in West Africa now the largest on record

DAKAR, Senegal - Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional funerals. Some desperate relatives brought their loved ones to the distant capital in search of better medical care, unknowingly spreading… Read more →