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.
My must read of the day is “Why Hillary Clinton spoke out on Obama” by Maggie Haberman in Politico:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.