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“That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. This is the entire Torah; the rest is commentary…: Rabbi Hillel, Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a Israel’s continuous support for Donald J. Trump represents a grim irony of Jewish history. Even before the latest revelations concerning this former president’s anti-Semitic outbursts (that is, his [...]

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Hamas Islamists in Gaza Sunday executed five unnamed Palestinians, the Ministry of Interior and National Security announced. According to authorities, the five individuals were executed by firing squad and hanging at approximately 05:00 in Ansar Security Compound, western Gaza City. Hamas has executed about 32 people they took over authority in the Gaza strip in [...]

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An Israeli court Tuesday sentenced Mohammed al-Halabi to 12 years in prison. Al-Halabi is the Gaza director for international Christian charity World Vision. This decision comes after al-Halabi spent six years in Israeli detention and attended 172 court hearings. Halabi was convicted in June of 13 charges. Authories allege that he diverted funds from World Vision [...]

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According to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) published Thursday, “Palestinian authorities are systematically mistreating and torturing Palestinians in detention, including critics and opponents” The report states that in 2021 the Palestinian national human rights organization received 252 complaints of torture and 279 complaints of arbitrary arrests in the West Bank, and 193 complaints of [...]

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Israel’s Beersheba District Court has convicted international NGO World Vision’s Gaza manager of operations of diverting funds from the organization into Palestinian militant group Hamas. Mohammad El Halabi was arrested and charged in 2016 with, among others, membership of a terrorist group, “ information to the enemy,” and embezzling aid funding to the tune of [...]

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The UN Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and Israel, Tuesday released its first official report and criticized the “continued occupation by Israel of Palestinian territory and discrimination against Palestinians.” The commission believes that Israel has “no intention of ending the occupation” and that violence will not stop even if the [...]

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Now facing further rounds of terror attack, Israel must prepare itself along the intersecting dimensions of law and strategy. Law, the first dimension, is universal. It applies to all combatants, everywhere. Strategy, the second dimension, is integral to the creation and maintenance of any single state’s national security policies. From the beginning, a recurrent Palestinian [...]

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The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court Sunday overruled a police order prohibiting three Jews from praying at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in contravention of a prolonged understanding between Israel and Jordan. Earlier this week Israeli police prohibited three Jews from entering the mosque compound for 15 days after they prostrated themselves and recited the Shema, a Jewish [...]

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“Deterrence is not just a matter of military capabilities. It has a great deal to do with perceptions of credibility.” – Herman Kahn, Thinking About the Unthinkable in the 1980s (1984) Abstract: Theoretic assessments of Israel’s nuclear strategy – especially ones concerning a prospective shift from “deliberate nuclear ambiguity” to “selective nuclear disclosure” – generally [...]

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