US State Department: Top US General, Martin Dempsey, Is Wrong About Gaza Civilian Casualties

Joseph Gelman IsraelUSA.net 11/8/2014

 

 

In a remarkable display of open discord at the highest levels of the US government, the US State Department Spokeswoman openly challenged the professional opinion and military assessment of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top military officer in the United States, General Martin Dempsey.

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Georgetown prof: UNHRC ‘killed my candidacy’ as Palestine investigator for not being ‘partial’ like William Schabas

unwatch UN Watch 11/6/2014

Georgetown University law professor Christina Cerna said the U.N.’s highest human rights body “killed” her candidacy as its expert on Palestine — despite her selection by a 5-member vetting committee — on account of her not being partial like William Schabas, whom the 47-nation council chose to chair its commission of […]

Britain: If hostilities break out in Gaza again, we’re cutting Israel off

Noah Rothman Hot Air 8/12/2014

Last week, British police reported a disturbing and significant rise in anti-Semitic attacks on local Jews since the start of the latest conflict in Gaza.

“Figures seen by the BBC show recorded hate crimes against Jewish people living in London have doubled compared with the same period last year, while […]

A Stronger Israel?

Elite opinion believes Israel will lose “long-term” whatever happens in the next weeks. Not necessarily.

Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online 8/5/2014

In postmodern wars, we are told, there is no victory, no defeat, no aggressors, no defenders, just a tragedy of conflicting agendas. But in such a mindless and amoral landscape, Israel in fact […]

Iraqi Kurds retake 2 towns from militants, helped by U.S. airstrikes

AP via CBS News 8/10/2014

BAGHDAD – Kurdish forces retook two towns from Sunni militants Sunday a senior Kurdish military official said. The seizure of the towns was one of their first victories after weeks of retreating from the growing militant threat in Iraq.

The Kurds were helped by a fourth round of American airstrikes […]

Jon Voight Pens Letter to 'Ignorant' Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz on Israel: 'Hang Your Heads in Shame'

The actor urges colleagues to “examine their motives,” asking “Can you take back the fire of anti-Semitism that is raging all over the world now?”

Jon Voight The Hollywood Reporter 8/2/2014

My name is Jon Voight and I am more than angry, I am heartsick that people like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem could incite […]