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Europe vs the Jews: Then and now

Europe vs the Jews: Then and now

By Ed Koch The war against the Jews — and against the State of Israel — continues unabated. For the past year, Israel has been subjected to rocket bombardments directed at its cities including Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv. A million Israeli civilians in Southern Israel had their lives disrupted as 8,000 rockets rained down on them […]

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Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

By Ed Koch I was struck by an article which appeared in The New York Times on Nov. 19 reporting on the position of the British government on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Almost everyone acknowledges that the Hamas government in Gaza started the war, except for their Muslim supporters of Turkey, Egypt, […]

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Same old Gaza crisis but a new Middle East context

Same old Gaza crisis but a new Middle East context

By Brian M Downing The Palestinian issue has once again resurfaced. Hamas and possibly Islamic Jihad have sent volleys of rockets into Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has responded vigorously with a targeted killing and repeated airstrikes inside Gaza. Israel is preparing ground troops for a possible incursion into the Palestinian enclave.  In some […]

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Israel: Hamas gaining access to West Bank, recruiting suicide bombers for attacks

WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has determined that Hamas is organizing suicide squads for mass-casualty strikes. Officials and analysts said Hamas has revived its network in the West Bank, particularly in the cities of Bethlehem and Hebron. They said Hamas was financing the recruitment of and equipment for suicide bombers for operations in Israel and […]

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Ten years later, does the U.S. have what it takes for the war on terror?

Ten years later, does the U.S. have what it takes for the war on terror?

By Ed Koch  In his address to Congress after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said it was “a date which will live in infamy.” Nine-Eleven is likewise a date that will live in infamy. The war with Japan lasted almost four years. The war that began on […]

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8-hour Hamas terror spree in Israel, from Sinai, was unimpeded by Egyptian Army

WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Hamas is said to have conducted the bloodiest attack on Israel from neighboring Egypt. Security sources said Hamas-aligned insurgents attacked several vehicles in southern Israel near the border with Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and killed at least seven and injured another 28. The Hamas targets included two passenger buses, a military patrol […]

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Israel threatens satellite services firm for flotilla with prosecution, liability for damages

WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has warned the satellite provider of an expected Turkish-flagged flotilla to the Gaza Strip. The Israel Law Center has warned the Western satellite provider Inmarsat not to supply services to the flotilla, expected to leave for the Gaza Strip in late June. The center, said to cooperate with the Israeli […]

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What does the new Gaza flotilla have to do with the Freedom Riders?

What does the new Gaza flotilla have to do with the Freedom Riders?

By Ed Koch Sometime this month a flotilla of ships will once again seek to breach the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.  This effort is similar to the one that took place  a year ago.  That last attempt to break the Gaza blockade ended with nine people on the ships being killed after they attacked […]

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Hamas in Gaza issues first public challenge to Damascus leadership

WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — For the first time, the Hamas regime has challenged the movement’s leadership in Syria. Hamas Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar has issued the first public criticism of the leadership in Damascus. Zahar, said to be close to Iran, challenged the authority of Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Masha’al, who helped arrange a […]

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Arab protesters descend on Israeli borders

Arab protesters descend on Israeli borders

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights – Mobilized by calls on Facebook, thousands of Arab protesters marched on Israel’s borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday in an unprecedented wave of demonstrations, sparking clashes that left at least 15 people dead in an annual Palestinian mourning ritual marking the anniversary of Israel’s birth. In a surprising […]