Secret Hamas Handbook Seized by Israel in Gaza Raid

Israel says it found Hamas training manual in Gaza
Hamas militants grab Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel, before executing them in Gaza City August 22

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israeli army has released what it says is a page from a seized Hamas training manual that would appear to support its case that Palestinian militants deliberately use the cover of residential areas for combat operations.

Sunday Show Round Up

Republicans and former military officials call for more action, and a change of policy in Iraq
Screen Shot 2014-08-24 at 5.23.52 PM

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) on Sunday praised the work and life of journalist James Foley, a native of her state, as numerous lawmakers reiterated their disgust and concern over his “brutal” murder.

Chasing Peace

Review of ‘The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East’ by Caroline Glick

Caroline Glick is well known for the sound analysis, strategic thinking, and mental toughness she brings to her op-eds in The Jerusalem Post—which makes the title of her new book The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East all the more startling. It suggests a solution to a problem the tough-minded tend to view as insoluble.

J Street Endorsees in Congress Refuse to Support Iron Dome Funding for Israel

J Street funnels $92,387 to members who wouldn’t support Iron Dome
An Iron Dome missile interceptor overlooking Haifa, Israel / AP

Eleven lawmakers backed by liberal advocacy group J Street either voted against or refused to vote in favor of increased funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, which has been a critical life-saver during Hamas’s latest assault on the Jewish state.

Hamas Plot to Oust PA in West Bank Uncovered

Shin Bet reveals Hamas plans to overthrow Palestinian Authority in West Bank
Masked Hamas members prepare to burn a cut-out of a Star of David / AP

JERUSALEM—Israel’s Shin Bet security service today reported the uncovering of a plot by Hamas to oust the Palestinian Authority (PA) from control of the West Bank in an armed uprising.