Category Archives: Culture

Praying for Peace, Prepared for War

In light of the collapsed truce in Gaza, and Hamas’ kidnapping of an IDF soldier, Rabbi Eckstein recalls Psalm 120 when he looks at the reality of an enemy committed to war, even while Israel longs and prays for peace: … Continue reading

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Highway Giraffe Dies

Africa. Horrible. So stupid. The poor animal. JOHANNESBURG – The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) on Thursday confirmed one of the giraffe which was transported on the highway in Centurion has died. The SPCA’s Rick Allan … Continue reading

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Hamas Executes Dozens of Civilians in Gaza

I saw this link on Fr Rob’s Irishanglican Weblog: Hamas has executed scores of Gazan civilians over the past few days, according to several separate reports. Yisrael Hayom quotes Arab news sources that report that Hamas has executed some 30 Gazan civilians for … Continue reading

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UN: Downing of MH17 Jet in Ukraine ‘May Be War Crime’

You don’t think?!! The BBC: The downing of Malaysia Airlines jet MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a “war crime”, the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says. Ukraine and Western governments believe pro-Russian rebels shot down MH17, using a … Continue reading

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Gaza Campaign on Pace to Become Deadliest Israeli Conflict in Recent Years

The Washington Post: Palestinian and Israeli casualties are mounting at a pace that could surpass any other Israeli conflict in nearly a decade, amid signs of a deepening military and political stalemate driven by diplomatic gridlock, Palestinian militant resilience and … Continue reading

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Israel Has A New President: Reuven Rivlin

Haaretz: Israel’s 10th president, Reuven Rivlin, took the oath of office in a small ceremony at the Knesset on Thursday evening, while fighting continued between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Due to the ongoing Operation Protective Edge in … Continue reading

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Israel Opens Airport in Negev as Alternative to Ben-Gurion

Ovda, a military airfield, has opened after the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency temporarily canceled all flights to Israel due to a Hamas rocket attack on Tuesday. Haaretz is reporting: Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced on Wednesday that Israel … Continue reading

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Donkey Terrorists?

Israel complains of Hamas donkey-terrorists. Palestinian militant movement Hamas has launched several attacks at Israeli forces involving donkeys carrying explosives, the IDF complained. The practice doesn’t seem to be efficient, as Israelis can simply gun down the animals from a … Continue reading

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Britain Arrests Over 600 Suspected Paedophiles

London — Over 600 suspected paedophiles have been arrested in Britain as part of a six-month investigation, the UK’s National Crime Agency said on Wednesday. The NCA said that doctors, teachers, scout leaders, care workers and former police officers are among … Continue reading

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EIGHTY Children Die on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

What kind of barbarians shoot down a civilian airline?! Surely this is an act of war. The world is a sick and fallen place. The Daily Mail: Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down over territory held by Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. … Continue reading

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