Monthly Archives: July 2014

Post from Naomi Ragen

Naomi Ragen

This e-mail is going around in Hebrew.  It is all true.

The soldiers in Gaza are switched out with other units in order to rest.  This
story was told by one  of these soldiers.

“I and my friends captured a number of Hamas terrorists.  When they were
interrogated, we asked them, if you have so many tunnels that come into Israel,
and that are built 25 feet under the ground  and reach to Beer Sheva, why until
now have you never used any of them for terrorist attacks?  To kidnap or kill
Israelis?

And this is what he answered:

“For twelve years we have been building these tunnels and waiting for the right
moment, when we were trained and ready.  We decided that the time would be this
year on Rosh Hashana, 2014.  We chose Rosh Hashana because most of the soldiers
get leave to go home and there aren’t a lot on guard duty, and it’s a two day
holiday.  All of Hamas would go through the tunnels we’ve built over twelve
years and capture Israel.  In every tunnel we’d send two, three dozen armed
terrorists and kidnap civilians, women, children and bring them back to Gaza
through the tunnels.  And then Israel couldn’t bomb the tunnels because of all
the Israeli civilians inside them.  And in this way we would occupy the entire
country and rule Israel and kill all the Zionists.  For years we were planning
this and it was going to happen in two months.  Your attacks on Gaza destroyed
our plans.”


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For Peace Between Gaza and Israel

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Post from Nomi Regan, quoted from FB

The soldiers in Gaza are switched out with other units in order to rest. This story was told by one of these soldiers. I and my friends captured a number of Hamas terrorists. When they were interrogated, we asked them, if you have so many tunnels that come into Israel 25 feet under the ground… Continue Reading

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Letter from an Israeli soldier in Gasa

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Article Posted in Flame, Facts and Logic About the Middle East

Moral clarity in Gaza By Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post, July 17, 2014 Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking. “Here’s the difference between us,” explains the Israeli prime… Continue Reading

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War, Not Social Work

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 An artist and a dear friend, Doni Simon, shared the note posted here, which was written by an Israeli artist, friend of hers. It is so poignant, so honest, so sad, so important, that I had to share it. Please find it below.

I feel like I weigh 500 pounds. Everyone I know feels like they are walking through water.  And sad. We are all so very, very sad.This is what I know right now, today: The ugliness, the venom and sheer, violent hatred you are seeing in Paris, London, Berlin, LA, Boston, Denver…. this is just the beginning.… Continue Reading

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Bill Clinton Speaks Out

Bill Clinton: Hamas’ “Crass Strategy” is to Kill Palestinians by Paul | 07.17.14 10:13 am Former U.S. President Bill Clinton laid the blame for Palestinian civilian casualties squarely on the heads of Hamas leaders, saying their policy was designed to kill Palestinians. Interviewed on India’s NDTV, Clinton was blunt in his assessment: Hamas was perfectly… Continue Reading

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Is Hamas Trying To Get Palestinians Killed?

By Jeffrey Goldberg Mahmoud Abbas, the sometimes moderate, often ineffectual leader of the Palestinian Authority, just asked his rivals in Hamas a question that other bewildered people are also asking: “What are you trying to achieve by sending rockets?” The Gaza-based Hamas has recently fired more than 500 rockets at Israeli towns and cities. This… Continue Reading

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The Constant and Irritating Israel/Arab conflict. How does it impact men, women, and children living under the constant reality of war?

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