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by TheTower.org Staff | 08.08.14 11:17 am

Yesterday The Jerusalem Post interviewed Christian Stephen of the Freelance Society, an organization that specializes in covering war zones.

When asked about the intimidation he faced as a reporter, Stephen responded:

by TheTower.org Staff | 08.08.14 12:20 pm

In an analysis published yesterday, Anthony Reuben, head of statistics for BBC News, cautioned against accepting Gaza casualty figures at face value.

Working from figures from the United Nations, Reuben observes:

The IDF initiated Operation Protective Edge to put an end to the terror attacks emanating from Gaza. In the three weeks leading up to July 8, terrorists fired 250 rockets capable of reaching Israel’s largest population centers and endangering 3.5 million Israeli lives.

The operation, which began on July 8, is ongoing at time of writing.

Its goal, as set by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is to attain sustain quiet for the citizens of Israel and undermine Hamas’s terrorist capacity. The focus of the ground offensive, which began late on the night of July 17, has been to counter the rocket launchers of Hamas and other terrorist groups, and to tackle the network of tunnels dug by Hamas from Gaza under the border with Israel.

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today made the following remarks at the National Leadership Assembly for Israel:

“In times like this, people try to isolate Israel -- but we are here to stand with Israel.  Not just as a broker or observer — but as a strong partner and a trusted ally.

“What does that mean?  Well, it doesn’t mean using vague, on-the-one-hand, on-the-other-hand statements.  No, it means backing up our words, and showing our solidarity with our friend.

I want to thank all of you for coming to Washington today to express your solidarity with Israel at this critical time.  From the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, Israel has made clear that its goal is sustained quiet for the people of Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s attempts to deescalate the situation before the operation began by saying “quiet would be met with quiet” were unfortunately met with over one hundred rockets fired by Hamas.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 28, 2014

Remarks by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice to the National Jewish Leaders Assembly National Press Club Washington, DC Monday, July 28, 2014 As Delivered

In a talk Tuesday with a solidarity delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations at the Knesset, president-elect Reuven Rivlin outlined his vision for his presidency vis-a-vis Israel and the Diaspora.

Explaining that the presidency is more of a symbolic than politically influential role, Rivlin said he views his position as “the one to create dialogue” and “bridge gaps.”

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