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    Yeah.
    It looks like the citizens are certainly helping.

    I have no doubt that the aftermath of Cast Lead and the Goldstone Report were in the minds of Israeli and international leaders in the last week, and could account for the diplomatic effort to end the fighting – an effort that began at a relatively early stage – and for the Israeli leadership’s reluctance to order a ground invasion

    http://972mag.com/ceasefire-declared...-remain/60531/

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    The early arrival of a peace deal and the concessions given to the Gazans are very much out of line with previous Israeli operations. Bibi wouldn't have done such a deal without being put in his place by either Egypt's new leadership or by Obama taking a new tack now that the election is out of the way. A combiniation of both probably, but it was definitely a defeat for the Israeli hardliners and the first one for a long time.

    One wonders where this leaves an attack on Iran, perhaps a deal's been done to go for it with the USs blessing and cooperation.

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    Yesterday, Tv3 and RTE introduced this story with the tag, "In Israel, 20 people injured, 3 of them seriously, by bus bomb" not a single mention of the 11 Palestinians murdered, yesterday alone, or any of the wholescale destruction in Gaza wrought by the IDF.
    I'd write a letter of complaint to the BCC if I thought it would make any difference.
    In case this all goes pear-shaped, I'll bid you adieu

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    A new twist to Israel's new found infatuation with whataboutery.


    Al-Arabiya, the Saudi-owned TV channel, drove home the point about double standards nicely by quoting an Israeli rabbi who publicly urged his army to "learn from the Syrians how to slaughter and crush the enemy."

    Any sense that the Gaza crisis was providing a handy diversion from the global attention to Syria was shortlived.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...nce?intcmp=239

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    Default Re: Israel launches attacks on Gaza, major escalation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev Bar View Post
    A new twist to Israel's new found infatuation with whataboutery.


    Al-Arabiya, the Saudi-owned TV channel, drove home the point about double standards nicely by quoting an Israeli rabbi who publicly urged his army to "learn from the Syrians how to slaughter and crush the enemy."

    Any sense that the Gaza crisis was providing a handy diversion from the global attention to Syria was shortlived.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...nce?intcmp=239
    And so goes another lie that Muslims are treated better in Israel than in neighbouring Arab countries.

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    Israel breaking the terms of the truce

    http://www.thejournal.ie/man-dead-ga...86768-Nov2012/
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    Russia takes position

    "The detachment of combat ships of the Black Sea Fleet, including the Guards missile cruiser Moskva, the patrol ship Smetliviy, large landing ships Novocherkassk and Saratov, the sea tug MB-304 and the big sea tanker Ivan Bubnov, got the order to remain in the designated area of the Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea for a possible evacuation of Russian citizens from the area of the Gaza strip in case of escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict”, the spokesperson said. He added that ship crew members will continue routine combat training, maintenance of equipment and weapons along with other military services.

    A missile cruiser whose purpose is "to destroy hostile surface ships" in order to aid evacuation? Odd...
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-1...ips-gaza-coast
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    Israeli air strikes on Gaza City tonight -

    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Gaza has been under siege for years but the United States gives Israel the green light to continue repression of the Palestinians.

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