Jokes and Videos To Overcome Tension During Operation Protective Shield

 

 Operation Protective Shield photo_by_Tom_Gott_iron_dome_in_tel_aviv  Tom Gott’s doctored photo of an Iron Dome interception adds a touch of Tel Aviv gay pride.  There is nothing funny about the situation in Israel right now. But dark humor and cynical barbs help Israelis deal with the tension and anxiety surrounding Operation Protective Edge.

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Day 15: Operation Protective Edge Against Hamas

 Operation Protective Edge

Since the start of Operation Protective Edge, over 2040 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel. Of them 1,570 hit Israel and 396 were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. The IDF has targeted over 2,924 terror targets with ground, naval and aerial capabilities. We intend to impair Hamas’ capability to attack Israel.

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Gabriel Scheinmann – A New Path for American Interests in the Middle East

Peshmerga_on_a_T-55-Tank_outside_Kirkuk_in_Iraq.-dh-975x320   If Washington stopped trying to win over the Sunni Arab world, it could create a strong web of alliances with groups that are about to rise in prominence and strength.

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Michael Shine – UNRWA For Palestinian Refugees – Corruption of the Recipients

UNRWA  unrwa_field_2655_1_1378710631   Some background information:  Created in December 1949, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is a relief and human development agency, originally intended to provide jobs on public works projects and direct relief for 652,000 Arabs who fled or were expelled from Israel during the fighting that followed the end of the British mandate over Palestine.

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Charles Krauthammer – Moral Clarity in Gaza

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An Israeli army flare illuminating the sky above the northern Gaza strip on 17 July 2014. Israel and Hamas denied reports 17 July 2014 that they had agreed to a ceasefire, following a brief lull in hostilities for humanitarian reasons and after 10 nights and days of cross-border fighting that killed 231 Palestinians and one Israeli. (Mohammed Saber/EPA)

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Bill Maher – Who’s to Blame for Gaza Civilian Deaths

Bill Maher Mediaite.com  If you never thought you’d hear these words, you may want to prepare your fainting couch: During Friday’s edition of HBO’s Real Time, Bill Maher agreed with a senior editor from conservative website The Daily Caller. Not only that, but his audience applauded the conservative writer on multiple occasions.

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