Tag: Gaza War

Israel to Allow ICC Visit on Gaza War Mission

Israel is to host a working group of the International Criminal Court as it weighs whether to probe alleged war crimes in the 2014 Gaza war, an Israeli official said Friday.

Netanyahu Warns Gaza Terrorists Against Attacking

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza on Sunday that his country will retaliate with “greater force” than deployed in the 2014 Gaza war if cross-border tunnels are used to

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Latest Threat in Gaza: Iran-Sunni Proxy War

JAFFA, Israel – The recent rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel heralds an imminent conflict between Salafi groups that have pledged loyalty to the Islamic State and their ideological enemies, an Iranian-backed militia called Alsabereen.

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Two Israelis Convicted Of 2014 Burning Alive Of Palestinian Teen

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  A Jerusalem court convicted two Israeli minors on Monday of the 2014 kidnapping and burning alive of a Palestinian teen in the run-up to last year’s Gaza war, while a third defendant will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. The

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Birthright Honors American ‘Lone Solider’ Who Died in Gaza War

Southern California native and “lone soldier” Max Steinberg lost his life fighting for Israel against Hamas during Operation Protective Edge last summer. In honor of his bravery, the Birthright organization, which provides tours of Israel for young Jewish Americans, has dedicated a memorial site to Steinberg in northern Israel.

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UN Agency Spokesman Goes Wild on Twitter to Defend Denial

Chris Gunness, spokesperson for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which deals uniquely with Palestinian refugees, denied last week that UNRWA had handed weapons to Hamas during last summer’s Gaza war–and blocked critics on Twitter who had questioned his denial. Gunness also responded to critics by tweeting a graphic photograph of a maimed Palestinian child, and by accusing UN human rights critic Anne Bayefsky of “racism” for her criticism.

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Professor Takes Medical Leave After Pro-Israel Facebook Post Leads to ‘Vicious Hate Mail’ Campaign

Andrew Pessin, Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College, is the latest casualty in the campus-based culture wars. Dr. Pessin is a well-liked and much published professor, self-described as the “only Jewish professor on campus who openly advocates for Israel.” And now, for remarks made during last summer’s Gaza war, he faces an attack from Palestinian supporters seeking to silence pro-Israel stances on campus.