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Man Banned from Facebook for Condemning Anti-Semitic Incitement

Facebook banned a man who fought incitement on Arabic-language Facebook pages and was blocked for "incitement" himself.
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The Coming Confrontation Between Israel and Iran

If the Israeli diplomatic move fails to bear fruit, Israel is headed toward a conflict with the Iranians.
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Three Doors Down in Halamish

This is an account of what happened in Halamish last Friday night, July 21, 2017, as told by a neighbor of the Solomon family, who lives three doors away from where the terror attack took place.
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The 'Palestinian' News You Don't See

The tragedy of the pro-'Palestinian' movement is its attachment to a single narrative: "Look at how wretched the lives of the 'Palestinian' people are," they tell us, "It is because of Israeli oppression." Because this narrative must be constantly reinforced, there is little room for real reporting about the failures of the 'Palestinian' leadership and the corruption and infighting that have caused the 'West Bank' [i.e., Judea & Samaria] and Gaza to languish.
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The "Spontaneous" Intifada Is Orchestrated by the Palestinian Leadership

The Arab leadership is attempting to portray the current Intifada as a kind of popular, spontaneous struggle that expresses the population's despair over the political situation. In reality, it is an Intifada supported and directed by the Arab leadership of the PA/PLO-Fatah and Hamas.
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A Legal and Operational Assessment of Israel's Targeting Practices

Over the course of 50 days in the summer of 2014, the Israeli Defense Forces conducted a high-intensity air and ground campaign against Hamas in the Gaza strip. Sparked by the murder of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas militants, this short but violent conflict resulted in over 2,100 killed on the Palestinian side, as well as widespread destruction and damage to civilian infrastructure. This latest chapter in the long saga of conflict between Israel and Hamas provides another salient lesson in the horrors of war, but also a new opportunity to examine the operation of the law of armed conflict principles in practice.
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Abbas: Let Arabs Die in Syria Rather than Give Up 'Right of Return'

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has said he has rejected a United Nations' brokered deal with Israel to allow Palestinian [sic] refugees living in Syria to resettle in the West Bank [sic] and Gaza.

Speaking to a group of journalists in Cairo, Abbas told them that in December he reached out to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to contact Israel on his behalf to resolve the status of Palestinians caught in the Syrian civil war.
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Uncomfortable Questions for Comfortable Jews: The Temple Mount

Once upon a time, in the exile, the Jews would decide every major step by the proposition: What will the Gentiles say? Then they created Israel, where Jews would be sovereign and free.... Laugh not, but rather weep for generations. Jerusalem. Where the Palestinian autonomy and eventual state is being built. Jerusalem, which mirrors so much of the other desecration's that fills the land.
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Marie Harf and the Washington Post lie about Israeli support for Iran deal

Some of you may have seen this tweet by former State Department spokescritter Marie Harf, and the underlying article from the Washington Post, last week.

There's one small problem: Harf and the Washington Post lied
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U.S. Position on Jerusalem More Hardline than PLO

Maariv's headline blared, "Final Judgment: U.S. Citizens May Not Register 'Jerusalem' as Place of Birth." The news portal Walla! headlined its story, "Supreme Court in U.S. Ruled: Someone Born in Jerusalem Cannot Be Registered as Israeli."

These Israeli headlines successfully captured the mood of an Israeli public bewildered by U.S. hostility to Israeli rights in Jerusalem but unable to understand the complexity of the latest developments in the story.
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