Jewish Journal

Why Hamas is not like ISIS

By Uri Dromi

18 hours ago

From left: An ISIS fighter in Mosul and a Hamas fighter in a tunnel in Gaza. Photos by Reuters

As James Foley is beheaded and rocket attacks resume on Israel:

For years, Israel has been trying to convince the West that it is the first line of defence against radical Islam, and... read full article

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    It was as if we had never gone to Israel at all.

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    He greeted me...

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    I was the police chief in Kansas City, Missouri, when an unarmed African-American teenager was shot by a cop for a non-violent issue. The result was a peaceful and constructive public dialogue - the opposite of what is happening now in Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the...

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