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The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday reported that the Obama Administration held up a delivery of missiles to Israel during its recent war in Gaza against the terrorist organization Hamas. In a phone call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the same day, Obama reportedly repeated his demand that Israel implement an immediate, unilateral, unconditional and permanent ceasefire in Gaza. Israeli officials responding to the latest pressure from US President Barack Obama said the American leader is weak and naive, suggesting that Washington, which today has little leverage anywhere else in the Middle East, is trying to strong-arm the Jewish state.…

On Monday, the Foreign Press Association in Israel issued a strong statement of protest on their website against the harassment and intimidation of their journalists in Gaza. The FPA protests in the strongest terms the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month. The international media are not advocacy organizations and cannot be prevented from reporting by means of threats or pressure, thereby denying their readers and viewers an objective picture from the ground. In several cases, foreign reporters working in Gaza have been…

New York City’s most prominent ministers are taking a stand for Israel. These ministers are concerned about the shift away from traditional American support for Israel among the nation’s youth. A recent poll shows that only 18% of Americans between the ages of 18-29 blame Hamas for the current conflict in Gaza. Alarmingly, 29% of these youth blame Israel for the conflict. These youth view the Palestinians in Gaza as the underdogs, and sympathize with their suffering. According to Rev. Jacques Degraff, however, this is an inaccurate view based on misinformation. Degraff said, “We’re not talking about the Palestinians. We’re…

Israel does not target civilians nor UN facilities, and deeply regrets every civilian casualty in Gaza. Israel has gone to unprecedented lengths to keep Palestinian civilians out of harm’s way, including multiple warnings (dropping leaflets, making phone calls, and sending texts) and aborting missions when civilians were recognized nearby. Israeli officials have said, “The people of Gaza are not our enemy. Our enemy is Hamas and the terrorist organizations trying to kill and endanger our people.” Watch these videos of the Israel Defense Forces acting with extreme caution to move innocent Gazans out of harm’s way before attacking Hamas. Have…

A recent article by Middle East expert Daniel Pipes examined the influence of religion and church attendance on American attitudes toward Israel. What he found is that 66% of weekly church attendees support Israel, while 13% support the Palestinians and 21% are neutral. Among Americans who do not attend church at all, only 46% support Israel. Pipes concludes with the statement: In conclusion, Israel benefits from the fact that Americans remain in large part a religious people. But declining religiosity bodes ill for the Jewish state. For the full article, click here.

All 32 of the Hamas terror tunnels discovered by the Israel Defense Forces have been destroyed. These terror tunnels served one purpose: to carry out attacks on Israel. Hamas has used this system to ambush Israeli soldiers and attempt terrorist attacks on Israeli civilian communities. The terrorist organization used a similar tunnel in 2006 in order to infiltrate Israel, kill two IDF soldiers, and kidnap Corporal Gilad Shalit. Hamas has repeatedly said that it wants to kidnap more Israelis in similar attacks. The neutralization of these tunnels marks a major step toward protecting Israeli civilians from terror. Quote from Israel’s…

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