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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.

If you attended or if you were unable to be at the Conference of Presidents’ Fiftieth Anniversary Tribute Gala on October 15th you have a chance to experience it again by joining the 1200 attendees and the more than 40 million homes in the United States and Canada that have access to ShalomTV by watching a premiere telecast of the Gala TOMORROW NIGHT, Wednesday, November 27th.

Letter to the Editor of The New York Times re “Bibi’s Tired Iranian Lines” (column, Oct. 4): Roger Cohen, in his unjustified diatribe directed at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, chooses to ignore that the supreme leader of Iran, not President Hassan Rouhani, makes the decisions on Iran’s nuclear program, and the supreme leader has given no real indication of any change in policy. Indeed, even Mr. Rouhani declared on his return from the United Nations that the right to nuclear technology and enrichment is “not negotiable.”

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