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Israeli Media Say Israeli
Soldier Missing in Gaza

Associated Press, by Tia Goldenberg

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/22/2014 4:17:50 AM

JERUSALEM -- Israeli media say an Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip. A defense official confirmed that there is a soldier missing. The official spoke on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the incident with media. The media reported that the soldier was traveling in an armored personal carrier that had come under attack over the weekend. The reports did not say if the soldier was dead or alive. Hamas earlier this week claimed it had captured an Israeli soldier. Israelis did not deny or confirm the claim. For Israelis, a captured

      


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Israeli Media Say Israeli
Soldier Missing in Gaza
Associated Press, by Tia Goldenberg    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/22/2014 4:17:50 AM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM -- Israeli media say an Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip. A defense official confirmed that there is a soldier missing. The official spoke on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the incident with media. The media reported that the soldier was traveling in an armored personal carrier that had come under attack over the weekend. The reports did not say if the soldier was dead or alive. Hamas earlier this week claimed it had captured an Israeli soldier. Israelis did not deny or confirm the claim. For Israelis, a captured

   

 

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Obama dragged down by chaos at
home and abroad, not by the economy
Washington Examiner [DC], by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/21/2014 4:58:49 AM     Post Reply
“Why do you think President Obama´s job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?” the interviewer asked. It´s a fair question, even though the economy declined 2.9 percent in the first quarter, even though most jobs created in June were part-time, even though labor force participation remains low. The fact is that the economy is growing, however slowly, jobs are being created and the unemployment rate is heading down toward what economists consider full employment. And still the president´s job rating languishes. What´s wrong with the question is an assumption embedded within it, that what voters seek most

Did the United Nations
Give Rockets to Hamas?
Daily Beast, by Josh Rogin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/21/2014 4:55:29 AM     Post Reply
The U.N. agency that runs schools and hospitals in Gaza is supposed to be neutral. But it gave 20 rockets found in one of its buildings to cops who many believe report to Hamas. When 20 rockets were discovered last week in a U.N.-funded school in Gaza, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees was quick to condemn the storage of weapons of war in a building meant to educate children. But rather than turn them over to a third party, or arrange for their disposal, the agency, known as UNRWA, handed them over to the local police force,

Vladimir Putin´s big blunder
CNN, by Daniel Treisman    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/21/2014 4:10:04 AM     Post Reply
The tragic fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, believed shot down by a missile in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 on board, has cast a new light on the series of gambles Russian President Vladimir Putin embarked on in late February. At that time, Putin sent military intelligence troops in unmarked uniforms to take control of the southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. Three weeks later, Russia annexed the region. As Russian-speaking Ukrainians farther north in Donetsk and Luhansk stormed administrative buildings, demanding independence from Kiev, Russian intelligence officers started slipping across the border to help organize the militias. In subsequent months, Moscow

2 Americans Killed in
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Associated Press, by Tami Abdollah & Sarah Rankin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/21/2014 4:07:26 AM     Post Reply
Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel. The young men´s love of Israel ultimately led them to join the Israel Defense Forces, and they ended up fighting for the Jewish state in the Gaza Strip this week. On Sunday, Steinberg, 24, and Carmeli, 21, were killed there. They were among 13 Israeli soldiers and 65 Palestinians killed Sunday during the first major ground battle in two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas. Steinberg, whose family lives in Southern California´s San Fernando Valley, was a sharpshooter for the Golani Brigade, his father,

Palestinian Death Toll in Gaza at 508
Associated Press, by Karin Laub & Peter Enav    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/21/2014 4:04:46 AM     Post Reply
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip reached 508 on Monday, Gaza health officials said as the two sides counted their dead following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the two-week campaign. Diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire intensified amid the mounting carnage. In New York, the U.N. Security Council expressed "serious concern" about Gaza´s rising civilian death toll and demanded an immediate end to the fighting following an emergency session. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon pressed ahead with his push for a truce in a trip to the region,

   

 

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Ted Cruz’s Cunning Response
to the Border Crisis: End DACA!
Slate, by Dave Weigel    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/20/2014 8:23:35 AM     Post Reply
It dropped last night and it´s unlikely to pass, but Sen. Ted Cruz injected himself into the border crisis like Paul Stanley rising out of a stage elevator at the start of a KISS show. True, Cruz is the elected U.S. senator from the state with the greatest current influx of child migrants. But his colleague, Sen. John Cornyn, was trying to get a coalition together for a small bill reversing the 2008 child trafficking provision that created a special processing system for migrants from Central America.* Cruz is going for a full defunding of President Obama´s Deferred Status for Childhood

American Sniper on Trial
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/20/2014 5:54:32 AM     Post Reply
Former WWF wrestler and Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura brought a lawsuit for defamation against Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL sharpshooter and coauthor of American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. The book was published on January 17, 2012, under the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins. With a little help from Morrow’s publicity department, Kyle was featured on segments of the Today Show and the O’Reilly Factor. A veteran of four tours in Iraq, Kyle’s overlay of modesty and bravado on top of his obvious heroism helped propel the book onto the best-seller list upon publication.

White House Party Crasher Now Trying
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/20/2014 4:42:21 AM     Post Reply
Notorious White House party crasher Tareq Salahi is back – and this time he’s found another high-profile event to barge into: the race for Virginia’s 7th congressional district. Salahi told ABC News that he is planning to jump into the race and face off against Republican candidate Dave Brat who won a surprise primary victory against former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. He’ll be running as a candidate of the Independent Green Party of Virginia, which describes itself as “fiscally conservative” and “socially responsible.” The Independent Green Party advocates for fewer cars on the road and more trains. Salahi said he turned in

RJ Reynolds Vows to
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/20/2014 4:38:09 AM     Post Reply
MIAMI -- The nation´s No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. executive J. Jeffery Raborn has called the damages awarded by a Pensacola jury "grossly excessive and impermissible under state and constitutional law." "This verdict goes far beyond the realm of reasonableness and fairness, and is completely inconsistent with the evidence presented," Raborn, a company vice president and assistant general counsel, said in a statement. "We plan to file post-trial motions with

Ukraine: Rebels Have Taken
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Associated Press, by Yuras Karmanau    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/20/2014 4:35:20 AM     Post Reply
HRABOVE, Ukraine -- Separatist rebels have taken away all the 196 bodies that workers recovered from the Malaysian Airlines plane crash site to an unknown location, Ukraine´s emergency services said Sunday. Associated Press journalists saw the rebels putting bagged bodies onto trucks at the crash site Saturday in eastern Ukraine and driving them away. On Sunday, AP journalists saw no bodies at the crash site and emergency workers were searching the sprawling area only for body parts. Ukrainian spokeswoman Nataliya Bystro said Sunday that the emergency workers had been laboring under duress and were forced to give the bodies to the armed

   

 

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What The Downed Flight
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/19/2014 11:09:08 AM     Post Reply
Here’s what the shootdown of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 means: Russia, with Vladimir Putin at the wheel, just drove off the edge of a cliff. Now, by this I don’t mean that the United States and the European Union are going to charge in with a new round of sanctions, provide lethal aid to Ukraine, patrol the skies of Ukraine, or anything of that nature. The West didn’t react in time, or with enough resolve, to the initial invasion and partition of Ukraine last spring, and there’s no reason to think our reaction will be any more effective or resolute this



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