Tag Archives: Hamas

The Truth Is Out There

Now that things have quietened down somewhat, I have had time to search out all manner of interesting video clips and articles pertaining to the truth of Israel’s claim that Hamas not only made cynical use of civilians as human … Continue reading

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The First Forty Years

Forty years ago today,  on July 29th 1974, my family and I made aliyah and came home to Israel. On the 32nd anniversary of our homecoming, on July 29th 2006, I started this blog. Then, as now, my country was at … Continue reading

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Not So Random Thoughts for the Weekend

Let’s start with a few rhetorical questions, shall we? A fragment from an intercepted rocket lands in Yahud, some 9 kilometres from Ben Gurion Airport. The FAA immediately issues a ban on American aeroplanes flying to Tel Aviv, and the European air … Continue reading

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Crunching the Numbers

You’ll hear it every day: “The number of civilian casualties in Gaza is completely disproportionate to the number of Israeli casualties.” And yes – as of writing these words, there have so far been “only” 7 Israeli fatalities – two … Continue reading

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Into the Inferno

So, it has started – the long-awaited ground offensive. To tell the truth, I feel deeply conflicted about this. On the one hand, there are bound to be more casualties – one Israeli soldier was killed already, yesterday evening, at … Continue reading

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And The Ceasefire That Was – Sort Of…

Okay. This is the situation. We are now four hours into a ceasefire that was supposed to start at 10 am and end at 3 pm. This is what is described as a “ceasefire for humanitarian purposes”, proposed by the … Continue reading

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The Ceasefire That Never Was

Well, that didn’t last long. The Egyptians, backed by the Arab League, proposed a ceasefire, to which Israel agreed and which Hamas rejected. Israel ceased firing – unilaterally – at 9 am this morning, but Hamas continued with heavy barrages … Continue reading

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