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Here we go again: even the Indians are angry

July 17, 2014

From India to France, anti-Israel protests erupted around the world this week.

One of the most terrifying demonstrations took place in Paris last Sunday, when a jihad-inspired march turned into what one observer likened to a "pogrom".

Protesters laid siege to Roquette Street Synagogue in the centre of the city, attacking the building with rocks as they attempted to break in.

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Israel says yes to ceasefire – Hamas says no

By Sandy Rashty, July 15, 2014

Israel has agreed to a ceasefire with Hamas but the Gaza terror group has decided to continue its offensive.

A leader from Hamas’s armed wing has reportedly claimed that there would be no ceasefire until the group has been consulted on the “full terms” of a ceasefire agreement.

A ceasefire deal was brokered in Cairo between high-ranking Israeli and Palestinian officials.

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Israeli generals ‘want ground operation’

By JC Reporter, July 11, 2014

The IDF’s top brass are strongly in favour of putting boots on the ground in Gaza.

According to an Israel Radio report on Friday, the generals are waiting for the green light from Israel's political leadership. The cabinet is expected to make its decision over the next two days.

Hamas is now targeting Ben Gurion airport, according to a statement put out by the terror group today.

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They are deadlier than Hamas, says Mossad head

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 11, 2014

Mossad Chief Tamir Pardo caused a stir in Israel last week when he said that the Islamic State (formerly known as Isis) were more of a threat to Israel than Hamas.

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Bacteria's smart tactics revealed

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 11, 2014

Bacteria have the ability to predict when people will take antibiotics and learn to dodge them, Israeli researchers have found.

The discovery comes as a UK government report warned this week that antibiotic-resistant bacteria could spark a return "to the dark ages of medicine".

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Indyk missed one key insight into the peace process

By Gershon Baskin, July 10, 2014

US special envoy to the last round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations Ambassador Martin Indyk has, on two occasions, placed the bulk of responsibility for the failure of negotiations on Israel.

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Syria family flee to Israel

By Shira Rubin, July 10, 2014

A mixed Jewish-Muslim family has escaped from Syria to Israel, the first such instance since the civil war began three years ago.

Their journey, which took weeks, involved passing checkpoints manned both by regime forces and rebel militias, the Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday after a gag order was lifted.

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No end in sight as the rockets reach Haifa

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 10, 2014

There is no end in sight to the latest round of warfare between Hamas and Israel, in which hundreds of missiles have been fired from Gaza into Israel and a massive Israeli air campaign was unleashed in retaliation.

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Life comes to grinding halt across Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 10, 2014

Israelis living around the borders of Gaza and in the northern Negev region have become accustomed to having their lives disrupted by mortar and rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.

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Amid carnage, families of the murdered reach out to 'enemy'

By Shira Rubin, July 10, 2014

The killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, 16-year-old resident of East Jerusalem found in the Jerusalem forest on Wednesday, was assumed to be a retribution attack for last month's abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers.

While the murder of Israeli and Palestinian teenagers has unleashed calls for vengeance on both sides, there have also been remarkable gestures of condolence.

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