Father of Slain Israeli Teen Slams Buzzfeed

Buzzfeed report claiming no Hamas involvement in kidnapping, murder of teens under scrutiny
AP

The father of one of the three Israeli teens abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists said he is saddened and puzzled by erroneous reports on the incident that claim Hamas did not play a role in the brutal killings.

Sunday Show Round Up

Lawmakers criticize, praise President’s Iraq strategy
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Republican lawmakers criticized the president for authorizing only limited action in Iraq while Democratic lawmakers maintained support for President Obama’s current strategy in comments made on Sunday.

President Barack Obama yesterday declined to give a timetable for the strikes, but reiterated that there will be no boots on the ground.

Friends of Freedom

A number of celebs have backed Israel in its campaign against Hamas
Rolling Stones

While Hollywood has its fair share of celebrities who openly denounce Israel, the current conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip has brought a proud group of celebrities to light that refuse to succumb to the town’s anti-Israel mindset.

Some freedom-loving celebrities have spoken out against those that have chosen to support Hamas in its conflict with Israel. Others have simply refused to give in to demands made by those who try and get the world to join in on their crusade against Israel.

Here are Israel’s celebrity defenders.

Friends of Hamas

Gaza conflict brings Hollywood’s anti-Israel crowd out in full force
Masked Palestinian members of Hamas / AP

Hollywood celebrities young and old have come out in condemnation of Israel since the beginning of hostilities with Hamas in Gaza.

Opponents of Israel have not been shy about making their thoughts known, whether it be through social media or letters denouncing Israel. Some have just cluelessly tweeted themselves onto team Hamas, and then rushed to clarify that they had no idea what they were talking about.

Here are some of the celebrities that have found themselves on the side of Hamas.

Obama Authorizes Iraq Strikes to Protect Christians, Prevent ‘Genocide’

U.S. strikes in Iraq after troop withdrawal opened door for ISIL advances
A fighter of the ISIL holds a flag and a weapon on a street in Mosul

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama authorised air strikes on Iraq to protect Christians and prevent “genocide” of tens of thousands of members of an ancient sect sheltering on a desert mountaintop from Islamic State fighters threatening to exterminate them.

In Baghdad, where politicians have been paralysed by infighting while the state falls apart, the top Shi’ite cleric all but ordered Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to quit, a bold intervention that could bring the veteran ruler down.

Journalists Confirm Hamas Rockets Used In and Around Civilian Sites

Journos threatened with violence if they reported the truth from Gaza
AP

JERUSALEM—Foreign correspondents emerging from the Gaza Strip since a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas went into effect two days ago are confirming Israel’s claims that Hamas was firing rockets during the month-long confrontation from residential areas and near UN facilities.

The Hannibal Directive

IDF authorizes firing on position of Israeli soldier being kidnapped to prevent his capture
Israeli Defense Forces / AP

JERUSALEM—The Israeli army calls it the Hannibal Directive.

If soldiers see a comrade being taken prisoner they are to fire to prevent, “at all costs,” his captors getting away with him—even if it means hitting the Israeli captive himself.

Terror in Jerusalem

Construction vehicle overturns Jerusalem bus in suspected attack
Palestinian children hold toy guns in front of the Dome of the Rock during a protest on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, against Israel's military offensive in Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A construction vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian and overturned a bus on a main street in Jerusalem on Monday in what police suspect was a Palestinian attack, which ended when policemen shot dead the driver of the yellow excavator.

Somalian Human Rights Activist Gives Her Take on Israel-Hamas Conflict

Five points made by Ayaan Hirsi Ali on global struggle against radical Islam
Ayaan Hirsi Ali  / aei.org

Somalian refugee turned activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali sees the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza as a microcosm of a much larger global problem, and does not believe that a peaceful solution is possible as long as radical Islam continues to exist.