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Daybreak: Gaza Back-and-Forth Continues

Plus U.N. posturing, Lebanese blaming, and more in the news

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Near the Gaza border today.(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

• Despite Hamas’s nominal ceasefire, Israel continued its response to yesterday’s school bus attack, claimed by Hamas, and Hamas fired back. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• If it’s Friday, it means post-prayer marches in the Arab world. Anti-government forces are protesting throughout Syria. [AP/WP]

• At the United Nations, President Shimon Peres condemned attempts to achieve Palestinian statehood through the international body and bemoaned the damage already done by the Goldstone Report. [NYT]

• Speaking of which, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice told a congressional hearing, “What we want to see is for it to disappear.” [JTA]

• After a visit from Prime Minister Netanyahu, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of the urgency of peace talks. [NYT]

• Saad Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister ousted earlier this year by Hezbollah, blamed Iran for its “flagrant intervention” in internal affairs. [AP/WP]

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Netanyahu should be at the UN right now, accusing representatives of its member states of hypocritical passivity the in face of the escalation of attacks from Gaza.

The message should be, if you don’t want another Gaza War, then use your influence to rein in Hamas. If you don’t, you simply want us to respond so you can accuse us retrospectively of war crimes.

But Bibi is apparently too stupid to do this.

tillkan says:

What Rice means is they want to see the Palestinians disappear. Like Israeli policy makers since 1948.

A person created some great factors there. I think most individuals will agree together with your site.


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