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Israel applauds reversal by war crimes investigator

Israel applauds reversal by war crimes investigator

JERUSALEM – Many modern armies have struggled with how to battle an enemy who uses human shields, perhaps none more so than Israel. So Israeli leaders were especially pleased Sunday after an admission by Richard Goldstone — a Jewish U.N. investigator who became persona non grata in the Jewish state — that war crimes accusations […]

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Netanyahu to Palestinians: 'A drizzle of rockets and missiles' on Israel is not okay

Netanyahu to Palestinians: 'A drizzle of rockets and missiles' on Israel is not okay

JERUSALEM – Israel’s prime minister is warning Gaza militants of a military retaliation if they resume firing rockets at southern Israeli communities. Benjamin Netanyahu says it must be clear that Israel will not tolerate “a drizzle of rockets and missiles” on its cities. Netanyahu spoke at a meeting Monday of his Likud party, after two […]

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Hamas seen unleashing attacks on Israel to divert attention from internal unrest

WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s intelligence community has determined that the Hamas regime is acting to offset the growing unrest in the Gaza Strip. Officials said Hamas has lifted restrictions from its military as well as Palestinian militias in attacks on Israel. They said Hamas was operating both missile, mortar and rocket gunners in the […]

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How the West imagines the Middle East, and how it really is

How the West imagines the Middle East, and how it really is

By Alexander Maistrovoy In the middle of the 15th century the waters of Lausanne lakes were flooded with bloodsuckers that afflicted the population of the city. To stop this misfortune, rich citizens asked for assistance from famous Heidelberg ecclesiastics. A criminal case was initiated against the contemptible creatures. Some of them were brought to court to […]

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Drang nach Osten. In the name of Allah!

By Alexander Maistrovoy Had anyone of the European monarchs, grandees or pontifices of the XVth century ever heard a word “Prussia”? Unlikely. Stuck in the Baltic bogs between Russia and Poland, Prussia, the miserable successor to the Teutonic Order, the obedient vassal of proud Poland (Rech Pospolita), hopelessly vegetated on the boondocks of Europe. Could anyone […]

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Israeli air strikes kill Al Qaida agents in Gaza

WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military continues to target an Al Qaida-inspired militia in the Gaza Strip. The military said the Air Force has been targeting and attacking Al Qaida-aligned insurgents assigned to operations in neighboring Egypt. Over the last two weeks, at least two senior Al Qaida operatives were killed in air strikes in […]

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New Hamas military chief: Power 'only language the enemy understands'

WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas has named its new military chief. Hamas released a photograph and statement of Ahmed Jabari, its military chief in the Gaza Strip. Jabari, in his first public pronouncement since at least the Hamas war in December 2008, warned of additional attacks against Israel. “God has blessed us with victory in […]