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U.S.-Israel ties help and hinder American
efforts to secure a cease-fire

Washington Post, by Sudarsan Raghavan and William Booth

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/23/2014 10:08:48 PM

JERUSALEM – In life, Max Steinberg was known for his courage, athletic prowess and love of Bob Marley songs, his family and friends told an estimated 30,000 people who attended his military funeral on Wednesday. In death, Sgt. Steinberg represented more. As a Jewish American who left the comfort and security of his Los Angeles home to fight — and, last weekend, to die — on Israel’s front lines, the 24-year-old was remembered as a bridge between Israel and the United States, an example of their uniquely close relationship. One dignitary told the crowd that Americans such as Steinberg “deepen

      


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U.S.-Israel ties help and hinder American
efforts to secure a cease-fire
Washington Post, by Sudarsan Raghavan and William Booth    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/23/2014 10:08:48 PM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM – In life, Max Steinberg was known for his courage, athletic prowess and love of Bob Marley songs, his family and friends told an estimated 30,000 people who attended his military funeral on Wednesday. In death, Sgt. Steinberg represented more. As a Jewish American who left the comfort and security of his Los Angeles home to fight — and, last weekend, to die — on Israel’s front lines, the 24-year-old was remembered as a bridge between Israel and the United States, an example of their uniquely close relationship. One dignitary told the crowd that Americans such as Steinberg “deepen

   

 

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Kerry meets with Netanyahu amid
Israeli anger over ban on U.S. flights
Washington Post, by Anne Gearan*    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/23/2014 10:03:45 PM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM — The United States on Wednesday put the most direct pressure yet on its ally Israel to cut short its military campaign against Hamas in Gaza, but Secretary of State John F. Kerry did not get a deal from Israel or the Palestinians to stop the bloodshed. Despite a swirl of shuttle diplomacy, the war looked far from over Wednesday. Israeli leaders told their soldiers to prepare for an escalation inside the Gaza Strip, while the leader of Hamas vowed that his Islamist militant movement would not sign a permanent cease-fire until Israel ends its blockade of the coastal

Despite rhetoric, gun prosecutions
plummet under Obama
Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/23/2014 9:57:48 PM     Post Reply
While President Obama decries gun violence and presses for more laws to restrict ownership, his Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases referred by the main law enforcement agency charged with reducing firearms violence across the country, a computer analysis of U.S. prosecution data shows. Federal prosecutors brought a total of 5,082 gun violation cases in 2013 recommended by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, compared with 6,791 during the last year of George W. Bush’s presidency in 2008, according to data obtained from the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys. The 2013 totals represent a 42 percent

White House Sending Team to Study
National Guard Deployment Helpfulness
Breitbart Texas, by Bob Price    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/23/2014 9:11:07 PM     Post Reply
HOUSTON, Texas—The White House sent a team to Texas to determine if the deployment of the National Guard to the border will be helpful in dealing with the on-going border crisis in South Texas. The move comes at the end of President Obama’s western fund raising tour and two days after Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to deploy the Texas National Guard and Texas Air National Guard on a “Deter and Refer” mission to a small segment of the Texas/Mexico border. The White House team is made up of members of the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security according to a Reuters article written by

Murder suspect ´presumed dead´
after 2 Edinburg officers wounded in
La Joya shootout, standoff, sheriff says
Monitor [McAllen, TX], by Jacob Fischler*    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:31:34 PM     Post Reply
LA JOYA — A capitol murder suspect who shot at least two Edinburg police officers is "presumed dead" after several exchanges of gunfire Tuesday evening, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said. "The threat has been taken care of and he´s presumed dead at this time," Guerra said about 9 p.m. Tuesday. The capitol murder suspect, Joaquin Cibrian, 29, shot two Edinburg police officers Tuesday afternoon after barricading himself in a home in south La Joya, the sheriff said said from the scene. "We´ve got two Edinburg police officers that have been shot," he said. Guerra said the shooter, Cibrian, 29, continued

D.C. appeals panel deals big
blow to Obamacare subsidies
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:21:08 PM     Post Reply
Millions of Americans are not entitled to government health insurance subsidies under Obamacare because of the way the law is written, a divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. But the force of the legal victory was undercut just hours later when another appeals court in Richmond sided with the Obama administration on the subsidy question, setting up an almost certain extended legal battle that could soon reach the Supreme Court. In a decision that could blow a massive hole in President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, the court held that people living in states that

   

 

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Latest Obama claim: I don’t
learn anything from the news
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:16:44 PM     Post Reply
In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news. But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night. Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.” That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to the

No laughing matter: Perry’s Texas jails
203,000 ‘criminal aliens’ for 640K crimes
Washington Times, by Jennifer Harper    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:11:02 PM     Post Reply
Numbers are always interesting in the Lone Star State, now on the front lines of its own border crisis. And it’s cost the state plenty in money, time and manpower. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has already spent $500 million trying to maintain order and security in the Rio Grand Valley. He’s ordered Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops on the borderlands. Now Mr. Perry reveals a few more numbers. The governor himself reports that in the past six years, Texas county jails have incarcerated 203,000 “criminal aliens” who have committed 640,000 crimes, including

Syrian death toll and extremist threat
increases, but the U.S. does little
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:07:58 PM     Post Reply
THE FIGHTING in Gaza has served to obscure developments in another Middle East war that is far bloodier and more important to U.S. interests. In the last week, more than 700 fatalities have been reported in a single battle in Syria, as government troops have tried to retake a gas field seized by the Islamic State, the al-Qaeda entity that now controls much of eastern Syria and western Iraq. Fighting is also raging between regime and moderate rebel forces in the city of Aleppo and between the rebels and the Islamists in the suburbs of Damascus. Among the stakes for

Seeking redemption in 2016, Rick Perry
finds power in immigration standoff
Washington Post, by Philip Rucker    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:05:56 PM     Post Reply
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — He came here for redemption. At the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, Rick Perry held his arms across his torso and swayed as the choir sang during the Sunday morning service. He bowed his head while the pastor preached about “God’s perfect plan of salvation.” Three years ago, the Texas governor blazed a trail across Iowa to become the instant Republican presidential front-runner. Perry had a solid record and signature bravado. (At the Iowa State Fair, he blew a kiss to the cameras and mockingly said of rival Mitt Romney, “Give him my love.”) But after

Obama´s Islamist Spring Leads to
Christian Winter in the Middle East
Breitbart National Security, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 6:24:51 PM     Post Reply
While the world’s attention is focused on Hamas’ targeting of Jewish civilians in Israel, Jews are not the only religious minority in the Middle East under fire. The Obama administration’s decisions to pull troops out of Iraq, support Islamists in Syria, back the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, protect the Iranian regime, and back terrorist opposition in Libya have led to the destruction of Christian communities throughout the region. Christians have come under the heaviest hand in the Middle East in generations thanks to the weakness of the United States. And it is worthwhile remembering that the presence of Christians in

   

 

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FAA Empowers Hamas, Sets Stage
for Israel’s Long Term Win
PJ Media, by Susan L.M. Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 6:14:48 PM     Post Reply
A loser in the PR battle, Hamas decided to move their international offense to a new front today. Taking advantage of the Malaysian airliner downed by pro-Russian rebels, Hamas is now targeting air traffic entering Israel. Israel National News reports: A rocket hit a home in the city of Yehud, near the airport, on Tuesday morning. Having failed to cause significant casualties due to Israel’s extensive defense systems, Gaza terrorists have focused rocket fire on the area in hopes of disrupting Israeli air travel. Delta Air Lines was the first to suspend service, rerouting an Israel-bound flight with 273 passengers



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