• The images missing from the Gaza war

    There’s no shortage of images from the Gaza conflict. We’ve seen rubble, dead Palestinian children, Israelis cowering during rocket attacks, Israeli military maneuvers and IDF footage of Hamas militants emerging from tunnels to attack Israeli soldiers. What we haven’t seen are practically any images of Hamas fighters inside Gaza. We know they’re there: Someone’s got… More ▸

  • Does Nancy Pelosi believe Hamas is a humanitarian group?

    The Republican Jewish Coalition’s Matthew Brooks says it’s “shocking” that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi thinks Hamas is a humanitarian organization. Megyn Kelly on Fox News Channel says Pelosi is arguing that Hamas “is out to do good.” Does Pelosi think Hamas is a humanitarian group? The interview Brooks and Fox are pointing to has… More ▸

  • Elsewhere: Hamas’ hospital HQ, Virginia pol’s ulpan, understanding metzitzah b’peh

    Hamas’ hospital HQ:  One of Hamas’ main command bunkers is believed to be located under Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital, but the press is shy about reporting on it. (Tablet) Farewell to Europe?:  Adam LeBor explores how anti-Israel sentiment, a militant Muslim population and other factors are making Europe less attractive to Jews. (Newsweek) Virginia pol’s ulpan:  Despite… More ▸

  • Michelle Nunn’s leaked memo shows how Jews are courted

    Georgia’s U.S. Senate race has just experienced a shakeup with the leaking of an eight-month-old draft strategy memo — first reported by National Review — written for the campaign of Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn. The memo provides an unvarnished look at how a modern Senate campaign is actually run, and among those interesting, unvarnished tidbits is the… More ▸

  • 4 videos on the Gaza war that have pro-Israel viewers cheering

    Amid the fighting in Gaza and Israel, a few videos making the rounds are cheering the pro-Israel crowd: Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, takes CNN to task for failing to report that UNRWA schools are being used as rocket depots by Palestinian militias. Hillel Neuer, the executive director of the pro-Israel… More ▸

  • Showing some skin for the troops

    Some support Israel’s troops with prayer; others support them by raising money. But some are supporting the troops by showing a little skin. The Facebook page “Standing With IDF” was designed for women to show their support and boost soldiers’ morale with racy photos. The page features pictures of scantily clad women with messages of… More ▸

  • On the Israel-Palestinian front, a year of disappointment

    One year ago today, Secretary of State John Kerry stood behind a lectern, flanked by Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat. Smiling, Kerry announced the resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The goal was to reach a final-status peace treaty establishing a Palestinian state within nine months. Fifty-two weeks of… More ▸

  • Elsewhere: Defending Israel, ignoring the tunnels, why Israel is losing

    Inside the Israeli-Palestinian bubble: Israelis may feel trapped in their conflict with the Palestinians, but they should not be apathetic about changing their reality, David Grossman writes. (N.Y. Times) Turning a blind eye to the tunnels: Why did Israel ignore Hamas’ tunnel threat for so long, despite being made aware of the threat by residents living in villages… More ▸