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Damage Inflicted on Hamas in Operation Pillar of Defense

8 Kislev 5773 – November 22, 2012
IDF reports claim that Israel’s military inflicted serious damage on Hamas during the eight days of Operation Amud Anan – Pillar of Defense.
Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak at a press conference at the PM's office in Jerusalem, announcing a ceasefire. November 21, 2012.

Defense Min. Barak: We Didn’t Want to Conquer Gaza

In an interview with Israel Radio, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that he considered conquering Gaza throughout Operation Pillar of Defense, but did not take the step because he did not want Israel to remain in the region for a long period of time.

Egypt’s Morsi Hailed ‘Power Broker’

International media are touting the Israel-Hamas ceasefire agreement as a political boon for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, saying the brokering of the deal has made the new president a “major regional player”.

Germany “Relieved” That Fighting Between Israelis and Gazans is Over

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle applauded the ceasefire agreement between Gaza terror group Hamas and the State of Israel, saying on Wednesday that "if the ceasefire holds, this would be a great relief for all of us, but especially for the people of Israel and Gaza".

Post-Ceasefire, Outraged Citizens Take to Streets

Outraged residents of the beleaguered cities of Sderot, Ashkelon, and Kiryat Malachi took to the streets, decrying the government's decision to enter into a ceasefire with Hamas.

French FM: Iran to Blame for Gaza War

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius outraged Tehran by placing the onus of “heavy responsibility” for the recent war between Israel and Gaza terrorists on Iran.

Cleared by Censors: Five Soldiers Wounded Before Ceasefire

8 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
According to a report by Ynet, seven people, including five soldiers, were injured  in a rocket attack on the Eshkol Regional Council on Wednesday...

Arabs in Jerusalem Celebrate Israel’s Capitulation with Fireworks

Reports in Rotter News indicated that Arabs in Beit Tzafafa are celebrating Israel's announcement of a ceasefire by shooting off fireworks.

Ceasefire Press Conference in Progress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman are currently conducting a press conference announcing the initiation of a ceasefire starting at 9pm.
Ashkelon residents spend nights in bomb shelters.

A Generation of Children Growing in the Shadow of Gaza’s Terror Rockets

Almost half of Sderot’s preteens suffer from signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on November 20, 2012.

Netanyahu Accepted a Ceasefire with ‘No Assassinations’ Clause

Clinton made no mention of Hamas in her short speech, referring only to PA president Mahmoud Abbas.

Wedding During War

Last Wednesday evening, Miri and Daniel were savoring their last few hours together for the week because, as Ashkenazi Jews, they would not see each other during the week preceding their wedding. Shortly before they were to say good-bye, Daniel's phone rang. He answered it, and learned he was being called up for military service.

In New York, Protesters Voice Support For Israel

Pro-Israel activists and concerned Jewish New Yorkers have been holding vigils and protests since Israel began striking Hamas missile launchers and terrorist operatives in Gaza last week.

In Gaza, Israel Confronts An Enemy With Stronger Missiles And Closer Allies

KFAR AZA, Israel – In some ways, Israel’s latest confrontation with Hamas looks like past conflicts in the Gaza Strip. Operation Pillar of Defense has left some key Hamas leaders dead, depleted weapons supplies and hit more than 1,000 targets in Gaza.

US Blocks UN Security Council Statement Condemning Israel

The United States on Tuesday blocked a U.N. Security Council statement condemning violence between Israel and Gaza, calling the statement a “fail[ure] to address the root cause” of the battle, namely missile attacks by Hamas.

Hamas’s Chief of Staff ‘Welcomes’ Ground Invasion, While Gaza EMTs Suffer Shortages

6 Kislev 5773 – November 20, 2012
If Israel will enter the Gaza Strip with ground troops, the military wing of Hamas will start kidnapping Israeli soldiers.
Arab students from the Birzeit University cover their faces during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the Atara checkpoint close to their university as they protest against Israel's military action on the Gaza Strip. November 19, 2012.

Rocks and Molotov Cocktails Mark a New Intifada in Judea and Samaria

Despite what appears like an emerging Intifada throughout Judea and Samaria, the IDF spokesman at the Central Command did not report or comment.Despite what appears like an emerging Intifada throughout Judea and Samaria, the IDF spokesman at the Central Command did not report or comment.

It’s About Time! [Video]

5 Kislev 5773 – November 19, 2012
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Landmark Case: Israel Court Has Jurisdiction Over Suits Against Palestinian Authority

The Jerusalem District Court, in a landmark decision 10 years in the making, ruled on Sunday that the Palestinian Authority can be sued in Israeli court for damages suffered by an Israeli Arab tortured and kidnapped by their security forces on suspicion of spying for Israel, according to a report by The Times of Israel.

Fake Bomb Planted on Jerusalem’s Light Rail

A bomb decoy was discovered on Jerusalem's light rail Monday morning, the second time in a week that a fake device was planted on the popular commuter route.

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