Thursday, January 1, 2009

Israel Today (January 1, 2009)

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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»

Condition for Gaza truce: Israel will not stop firing first
Israeli leaders insist first step toward ceasefire is complete halt to Hamas rockets; US backs that position, shoots down Arab UN resolution more»

Israelis shot at mall in Denmark
Assailant described as Palestinian Arab opens fire after yelling something in Arabic; attack believed linked to Gaza fighting 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»

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