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  • In Gaza, IDF ground operation takes a toll

    By Simone Wilson

    1 week ago

    Up until last weekend, Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” in the Gaza strip seemed to be just another hard round of fire between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Gaza’s ruling party, Hamas — the latest in a cyclical pattern of violence that repeats itself every two or three...

  • Why I support going into Gaza

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli forces have entered Gaza.  Here's why this was the right call.

    It was in this very month, in 2006, that I served as a heavy gunner in the Second Lebanon war. It was a difficult war. Troops starved and dehydrated. The IDF lost soldiers and soldiers lost limbs. Families of...

  • Study: Sderot rocket attacks increased miscarriages

    February 25, 2013 | 10:47 am

    Rocket attacks on Sderot significantly increased the number of miscarriages that occurred in women from the southern Israeli city, according to a new study.

    The number of miscarriages likely was increased because of the rise in stress, including the release of too much cortisol,...

  • Documents show Venezuela spying on Jewish community

    February 5, 2013 | 10:38 am

    The Venezuelan human rights group Espacio Anna Frank says its goal is to promote tolerance by teaching the life story of the teenage diarist murdered by the Nazis.

    But is there something sinister lurking behind the organization’s benevolent facade?

    SEBIN, the Venezuelan...

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  • Israelis concerned about international isolation

    December 10, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Israel is no stranger to international condemnation. Although the Israeli people, who are often characterized as “resilient” and “tough,” normally earn that appellation in the context of returning to normal life following some horrific event, some explain their impermeable...

  • Operation Pillar of Defense: Lessons learned

    November 21, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    As Israel and Hamas mostly stilled their guns Wednesday night after reaching a cease-fire agreement, ending eight days of intense bombardment, both sides took home some new lessons about their foes.

    By firing longer-range rockets capable of reaching Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Hamas...

  • Israel launches Gaza offensive, kills Hamas commander

    November 14, 2012 | 10:02 am

    Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell".

    The onslaught shattered hopes...

  • Dear Mr. Goldstone: Six months until Kol Nidre

    By David Suissa

    April 4, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    Dear Mr. Goldstone:

    You really screwed up. You screwed up so badly that Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic says you contributed, more than any other individual, to the delegitimization and demonization of the Jewish state.

    The deliberate killing of innocent civilians is the...

  • Magbit raises funds for Israeli veterans of Operation Cast Lead

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 6, 2009 | 1:53 am

    During the course of the year I must receive nearly three or four dozen notices for various Iranian Jewish functions, fundraisers, networking events, religious gatherings and every other shindig you could possibly image coming from Southern California’s Iranian Jewish community. From...

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