Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Israel Today (Dec. 31, 2008)

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Onward Messianic soldier? Israeli believers weigh in on Gaza war
As believers, are we permitted to use and support the use of force? Or are we restricted to 'turning the other cheek'? more»

Palestinian rockets reach Beersheva, trans-Israel highway
Missile slams into schoolhouse in 'capital of the Negev'; two wounded in attack on port of Ashdod more»

France presses Gaza ceasefire, Israel and US resist
DM Barak surprises army by considering 48-hour truce; Olmert and Livni want to expand assault until Hamas begs for mercy more»

Netanyahu jumps into Gaza public relations fray
Opposition leader takes charge of campaign to explain Israel's Gaza assault to the international media more»

Israel's use of force in Gaza: Excessive, or just right?
Legal expert explains that condemnation of Israel for 'excessive use of force' is illogical and has no legal basis more»

Egypt and Hizballah in war of words over Gaza
Egyptian FM mocks Hizballah as weak and disgraceful after Lebanese group urges Egyptians to rise up more»

Israeli FM tells al-Jazeera to shape up
Livni warns Arab news network that its one-sided coverage is stoking the flames of hatred, not advancing the cause of peace more»

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