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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Specter On A Mission Of Peace

U.S. Pennsylvania Republican Senator Arlen Specter talks to reporters upon his arrival in Damascus, Syria on Mon., Dec. 29. Mr. Specter is on a two-day visit to Syria for talks with the Syrian president...

Israel Military Operation In Gaza: The Fourth Day

Israeli military operation in Gaza entered its fourth day yesterday against the backdrop of heightened Hamas rocket fire at Israeli cities and towns and the looming threat of an Israeli ground invasion. Lutafi Nasrallah Din,...

Hamas Widens Range Of Attacks

Deadly Gaza missiles reached farther into Israel last night, hitting the vital commercial port city of Ashdod. In Ashdod, a 33-year-old woman was killed at a sheltered bus stop in Ashdod where she ran for...

Military Operation In Gaza Continues For Third Day

Israeli fighter planes and helicopter gunships continued to pound targets in Gaza yesterday, and reportedly hit 40 tunnels that served for smuggling weaponry under Philadelphi Road, tunnels on the border between Gaza and Egypt...

Israel Counterattacks In Gaza

Eight years of rocket and mortar attacks and a supposed six-month cease-fire with the Hamas regime in Gaza, including 415 attacks on Israeli communities in past six months, pressed Israel until it could take...

Hamas Law? Punishment Bill In Gaza Draws Criticism, Concern

Last week, on Christmas Eve, the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza approved a new bill “to implement Quranic punishments,” including crucifixion, corporal punishment and execution. Section 59 of the law establishes that “punishment of...

On Christmas Eve, Palestinian Legislature Introduces Crucifixion As Means Of Capital Punishment

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (AP /Khalil Hamra) The democratically elected Palestinian parliament in Gaza voted in favor of a law allowing courts to mete out sentences in the spirit of Islam, the London-based Arab...

Reasons For And Against Large Scale Military Operation In Gaza

These are the arguments that are currently being discussed in the Israeli public domain against any large-scale Israeli military operation in Gaza: 1. The Lebanon trauma: Fear of an entanglement. One knows how operations of...

Western Negev Shelled 55 Times

The Hamas regime in Gaza shelled Sderot and the Western Negev 55 times between yesterday and Saturday. Yesterday morning, one of those shells devastated a home in Sderot. Maya Iber, the homeowner who was also hurt,...

Sderot Home Destroyed As Rockets Hit Israeli Towns

The Hamas regime in Gaza fired rockets at Sderot and the Western Negev 55 times between yesterday and Saturday. Yesterday morning, one of those shells devastated a home in Sderot. Maya Iber, the homeowner who was...