Tag: Hamas

The Israel-Hamas war isn’t about military might, it’s about what’s morally right

Imagine you have two perfectly matched militaries. One fights on behalf of a country that values the individual, liberty, and civil rights. The other fights on behalf of a theocratic dictatorship that hates, demeans, kills, and/or taxes everyone and everything that doesn’t conform precisely to the theocratic ideology. Which country

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J’Accuse! The Western media has the blood of Gazan children on its hands

At a military level, Hamas’s advantages in the war with Israel are minimal.  Its rocket strikes were ineffectual against Israel because of the Iron Dome missile defense system.  In the ground war, it is certainly able to kill Israeli soldiers (most recently, three died in a booby-trapped UN building), but ultimately Israel

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Did the State Department leak a phone call in which Obama insists that Israel unilaterally stop its surge into Gaza?

The Times of Israel has published what is alleged to be a transcript of a leaked telephone call between Obama and Netanyahu.  Both Netanyahu and Obama are denying its truth, but I wonder.  The substance is entirely consistent with Obama’s and Kerry’s public pronouncements, although much ruder, hectoring, hostile, and autocratic

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