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LIVE BLOG: Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza
Follow all the latest updates on Israel’s efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=361892

Those Disproportionate Numbers of the Israeli Gaza Conflict

About those disproportionate numbers in the Israeli Gaza conflict:

. . . As for the high number of Palestinian deaths, Netanyahu stressed that Israel had very clearly warned the residents of Shejaiya to evacuate days before the assault.

“We urged the civilian population to evacuate for days, through leaflets, broadcasts, telephone calls. We urged them to evacuate, because we didn’t want to see innocent civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas,” the Israeli leader insisted. “But it is Hamas that ordered the civilians to stay put. It is Hamas that wanted those civilians to stay, so it would have a human shield for its terrorist machine.”

Source: Ryan Jones, Why Israel Attacked a Densely-Populated Gaza Neighborhood
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/Default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=24767
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More proof to dispel the media bias. . .

IDF campaign shows rockets in schools and hospitals

Social media effort by IDF Spokesperson’s Unit attempts to deflect international criticism of Israel and present Hamas as abusing its innocent civilians.‬‬

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit has ramped up its efforts to rebuff the criticism of Israel and present Hamas as a group which uses innocent civilians as human shields. On Monday afternoon the IDF publishes visuals displaying rocket launchers placed at a number of civilian sites, like playgrounds, schools, and hospitals. . .

Read more here:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4547577,00.html

Israel Stands Alone

Alone but not alone. . .

“Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.”
Psalm 121: 4,5

Op-Ed: Israel Holds the Free World’s Destiny in Her Hands

These stubborn Israeli Jews are alone – alone in resisting in a battle for all of us.

The people of Israel are valiant, going about their daily lives knowing that Muslim killers might explode a bomb or rocket in any public place at any time.

Even more valiant are the Israeli soldiers, who are now fighting inside Gaza, house by house, spied on by cruel eyes, hated by old and young, targeted by beheaders, longed for by their families. These lone Jews fighting in a long night hold the free world’s destiny in their hands.

These stubborn Israeli Jews are alone – alone in resisting in a battle for all of us. It has been calculated that since the year of the founding of the state, more than 60,000 rockets have fallen on Israel. The Israelis are victimized and they are alone, abandoned by the world — now, just as then. . .

Read more:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15357#.U8s9OcRDt8E

Not only are they alone, but to add insult to injury, they are interviewed by the biased media to the point of near exasperation. . .

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The obvious answer to the ‘disproportion’ accusation in the above clip is this:

People who complain of “asymmetry” and “disproportion”—meaning that something has to be wrong because Israelis aren’t dying—could feel somewhat better on Sunday evening, as the IDF officially announced that the total of soldiers killed since Israel invaded Gaza on Thursday night now stood at 18, 13 of them in the previous 24 hours. . .

. . .The reasons for the “asymmetry” between Israeli and Palestinian casualties should be clear by now to anyone who is informed and has a conscience. Israel invests vast sums to protect its citizens, particularly with the Iron Dome missile-defense system; Hamas positions weapons stockpiles and command centers in and under mosques, schools, and hospitals. Israel goes to extraordinary lengths to warn Gazans of impending strikes, and encourages them to leave conflict zones; Hamas orders them to stay where they are.

It gets down to the moral difference between a democratic state with a Jewish ethos and a terror organization with a jihadist ethos. But it’s a distinction to which the world seems particularly resistant.

Source: Israel Batters Hamas —- Kerry to the Rescue
http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/davidhornik/israel-batters-hamas-kerry-to-the-rescue/

Peace – One Day

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Psalm 122:6

Matisyahu – One Day


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Read about this song here:

‘The Voice’ contestant sings from Ashdod bomb shelter
American singer Sara Merson covers Matisyahu song in pro-Israel video aimed at countering misinformation
http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-voice-contestant-sings-from-ashdod-bomb-shelter/

Israel Must Destroy Hamas Tunnels—No Matter How Long It Takes

Israel Must Destroy Hamas Tunnels—No Matter How Long It Takes
by Roger L Simon

If you’re looking for a reason for the supposed impoverishment of Gaza, look no further than the maze of tunnels – some of them miles long — Hamas has built under their territory and beyond their borders into Israel. It’s the jihadist version of Boston’s “Big Dig.” The construction is so extensive that nearly every able-bodied man must have been employed in the occupation of tunnel-building, not to mention the huge diversion of funds, much of it donated by the West, for material like concrete originally trucked into Gaza by the Israelis and others for “humanitarian purposes.”

A huge complex is reported to have been built under Gaza City that houses the wealthy Hamas leadership, including Ismail Haniyeh, who is said to be a multi-millionaire. He is undoubtedly a “strong” critic of “income inequality,” along with the Hamas capo di tutti cappi Khaled Meshal, said to be a billionaire and currently residing in a luxury hotel in Qatar safely out of harm’s way.

Read more here:

pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2014/07/18/israel-must-destroy-hamas-tunnels-no-matter-how-long-it-takes/

Anti-Israel Canadians

Media brain washed Canadians protest. . . to Canada’s shame.

Canadians protest military action in Gaza
Death toll in Gaza tops 330 people
The Canadian Press

ONTARIO (NEWS1130) – Hundreds of Canadians are protesting Israeli military action in Gaza with demonstrations being held today in Toronto and Montreal.
The protests are on the second day of an Israeli ground offensive that has seen the death toll in Gaza top 330 people.
In Toronto, demonstrators held signs with slogans like “Gaza needs more than our prayers,” chanting “free, free Palestine,” across the street from the Israeli Consulate.
A protest organizer says the rally aims to protest what she calls “Israel’s ongoing aggression.”
She adds that protesters reject the Canadian government’s “unwavering support” for Israel.
The Israeli military has said it has severely diminished the arsenal of Hamas, the Islamic militant group ruling Gaza, but accuses militants of continuing to fire rockets.
Similar protests were held in Vancouver last week.

http://www.news1130.com/2014/07/19/canadians-protest-military-action-in-gaza/

More Canadian media bias here:

Protests held in Canada on Saturday over Israeli military action in Gaza
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/07/19/protests-held-in-canada-o_n_5602342.html

CTV News Presents Anti-Israel Activist as “Freelance Journalist”
http://www.honestreporting.ca/ctv-news-presents-anti-israel-activist-as-freelance-journalist/14189

For more balanced reporting on the current conflict in Israel, refer to the previous articles posted here on Olive Press.

Israel Attacked on Four Fronts

Israel Attacked on Four Fronts

The wreckage of earlier Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts – the Camp David Accords, Oslo, the Road Map to Peace and all the rest – was on particularly vivid display this week.

Reuters reported Monday that “at least one rocket fired from Lebanon hit northern Israel on Monday….The rocket was fired from the area around the southern city of Tyre, Lebanese security sources said.” AFP noted that “a rocket fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on Sunday.” Rockets from Gaza continue to hit Israel despite the Israeli defensive actions. And according to Al Arabiya, “Egyptian security thwarted on Sunday an attempt to launch two rockets from Sinai at Israel.”

More here:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/robert-spencer/israel-attacked-on-four-fronts/

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