JEWISH VOICE BLOG

80 Percent of Israel in Bomb Shelters

July 22, 2014

News Highlights Rockets again found in a vacant UNWRA school European Union calls on Hamas and Islamic Jihad to disarm FAA barred flights into Israel for 24 hours when a rocket fired from Gaza struck near the Tel Aviv airport US promises $47 million in aid to rebuild Gaza United Arab Emirates promised $41 million in aid to Gaza “To agree to a ceasefire now is to abandon the residents of southern Israel.” ¾Former Israel Knesset Member Avi Dichter One Israeli soldier is missing a...

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Day 15: The Constant Barrage

July 22, 2014

Funeral for an Israeli Soldier As rockets fired at Israel show no signs of letting up, and Hamas shows no interest in a cease fire, the IDF struck some 190 terrorist targets over the past 24 hours in the Gaza Strip, including more than 100 in the area of Shejaia, while Hamas continues to attempt infiltration into Israel through underground tunnels. This, despite the arrival of US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who have come to negotiate a ceasefire that is...

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Prayers to Reveal the Enemy’s Schemes

July 22, 2014

Two incidents last week in Israel highlight a key point for prayers in times like these. On Thursday, a group of Palestinian fighters were stopped by the IAF in an attempt to tunnel into Israel in order to attack Kibbutz Sufa. The Israeli military spotted them from the air and thwarted them, bringing their plot to an end and no doubt saving many lives. Also on Thursday, the United Nation Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) extended its apologies after an alarming discovery in one of its empty...

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Seven Prayers for Israel and Gaza, Evening Update

July 21, 2014

Soldiers from Israel carry the casket of one of their fallen in Operation Protective Edge. Latest news updates on the fighting between Israel and Hamas include the following: Hamas has distributed social media guidelines instructing Gazans to refer to everyone killed as civilians “before we talk about his status in jihad or his military rank.” Further, it says, “Don’t forget to always add ‘innocent civilian’ or ‘innocent citizen’ in your description of those killed in Israeli attacks on...

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Israel Fights for its Home

July 21, 2014

The IDF prevented early Monday morning attacks by Hamas gunmen emerging from tunnels as 82 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel on Monday, of which 14 were successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome. These actions followed a press conference late Sunday in Tel Aviv, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed pain and heartfelt condolences at the loss of 13 Israeli soldiers in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on Sunday. An armed personnel carrier transporting seven Golani ...

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No Other Nation Would Do So Much - Israel

July 20, 2014

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu The Gazan death toll rose to 425 and some 35,000 fled the Israel-Gaza Middle East war on Sunday. The Times of Israel, reporting on Israeli Lt. Gen. Gantz’s comments, wrote that he “said Israel mourned the loss of life and injury among Gaza civilians, but emphasized that Israel had repeatedly warned residents of the area to evacuate because Hamas had deployed there. ‘We issued warning after warning,’ he said, making phone calls, distributing leaflets an...

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Why Should We Support Israel?

July 19, 2014

Protesters outside the Israeli embassy in London demonstrate against Israel's actions to protect themselves against Hamas terrorism aimed at Israeli citizens for years. Misunderstanding the roots of this Middle East conflict, much of the world stands against Israel. July 2014 There is no doubt that there have been many wars and military altercations in the 66-year history of Israel. The world tends to turn its ears to the collective voices of a much larger population of Arabs shouting agains...

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Rockets Rain Down on Israel on Day 12

July 19, 2014

Two IDF officers were killed this morning when Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israeli territory via a tunnel under the border fence from the central Gaza Strip and ambushed a military vehicle patrolling on the Israeli side of the border, “The Times of Israel” reports. Larger units of soldiers were deployed to the Israeli side of the Gaza border after the incident to guard against further such attacks. Earlier today, the Israeli army had foiled a major attack on Israeli civilians and soldiers ne...

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Perspective: Israel's "Occupation" or Israel's Right?

July 18, 2014

Perspective: History of Israel ISRAEL IN PERSPECTIVE At the time of the Holocaust, the Land that is Israel was under British rule. After the atrocities of World War II countless Jews were left displaced. In November of 1947 the United Nations resolved to give the Jewish People a homeland of their own. The British withdrew on May 14, 1948 and the State of Israel was born. The very next day, surrounding Arab nations joined forces and attacked the new state. Israel’s land holding was a ...

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19 Hamas Fighters Killed, 13 Captured by Israel

July 18, 2014

Israel launched a major ground offensive on Hamas in Gaza, “The Times of Israel” reports, with the initial focus centered on the under-border tunnels. The move was unanimously approved by the Israeli security cabinet, and the offensive will be expanded as needed, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Unlike the great “Iron Dome,” Israel’s technology has yet to credibly counter the underground tunnel network. But it is only one part of the ground mission launched last night...

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