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--"What the Arabs Say" including a section on "Arabs on Hamas" has been updated
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--Israel is not an apartheid state: A story in pictures
--Short response to the contention that settlements are an obstacle to peace
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Operation Protective Edge in Gaza
"The population most likely to be militants, men ages 20 to 29, is also the most overrepresented in the death toll: They are 9 percent of Gaza’s 1.7 million residents, but 34 percent of those killed whose ages were provided. At the same time, women and children under 15, the least likely to be legitimate targets, were the most underrepresented, making up 71 percent of the population and 33 percent of the known-age casualties."--New York Times
See also The BBC & The Times of Israel
According to reports, the children ran out of the school and were hit by shrapnel from strikes on the rocket launchers. Why didn't the UN ensure that the launchers weren't placed near the school?
Under fire from Hamas and endangering their own lives, Israelis bring humanitarian aid into Gaza
--Italian reporter returning from Gaza confirms that Hamas, not Israel, fired the rockets that killed children in a playground.
Finnish journalist confirms that Hamas fired rockets from Shifa Hospital
--Read the Hamas Charter, the root cause of the conflict. Try substituting the name of your country for Israel and Zionism, and see how you feel about Hamas.
--Senator Barbara Boxer calls on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to condemn Hamas' use of civilians as human shields.
--The EU condemns “the indiscriminate firing of rockets into Israel by Hamas and militant groups in the Gaza Strip, directly harming civilians. These are criminal and unjustifiable acts.”
Now we know where all that cement for "humanitarian projects" that the world insisted Israel allowed into Gaza went. Each tunnel needs 300 tons of cement. All of the 45 tunnels discovered so far run under populated areas.
--""My position is clear. I condemn strongly rocket attacks and they must stop. I condemn the use of schools, hospitals and mosques for military purposes in Gaza."--Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General
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Photo by The Guadian http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/22/israel-go-to-the-polls
Yityish Aynaw, a former Israeli army officer, has become the first Ethiopian-born Israeli to win the Miss Israel pageant.
Israeli Arab microbiologist Nof Atamna-Ismaeel beats out Ido Kroenenberg and Meseret Woldimikhal, originally from Ethiopia, to win the national Master Chef contest (Photo: Israeli Channel 2 TV)
New Fatah logo showing Palestine as all of Israel
--Both Fatah and Hamas Reject Israel's Right to Exist
--Abbas' Request to the UN
--What Statehood Means to the Palestinian Leadership
--Countering the Campaign against Israel's Legitimacy
--The Truth About the Peace Process
--Rights of Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People
Maps of 1,000 underground
bunkers and hidden weapons
storage facilities built by
Hezbollah in South Lebanon
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--Sign the petition that Hamas leaders be tried for war crimes
--Tell the White House and the State Department that Gaza must be demilitarized
--Sign the petition that Hamas should stop committing war crimes by using civilians as human shields
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