This is why israel refuses a cease-fire with Hamas - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Aussie Joo
    • 27.12.07 | 12:36 (IST)

    Hamas' offer of a truce was immediately rejected by israel because it would mean that israel had no more reason to occupy and invade the Palestinian territory. Nothing surprising to see that israel continues with its intentions to deligitimise the Palestinian elected govt and to increase the divide between the Hamas and Fatah factions. It is now blatantly obvious that isRael prefers war to peace, with the glaring reality that settlements and land-grabs are the objective instead. The lame duck excuse that israel needs to increase the distance between itself and its enemies is a perpetual excuse to steal land, since the further you push the neighbouring forces away simply increases the distance that the incoming rockets are able to achieve, which in turn gives israel another opportunity to "push back" the resistance and to steal more lands.

    from the article: Hamas' test of responsibility
    First published 00:00 27.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.12.07
Haaretz Headlines
Settlers in Silwan.

At least 20 Jews move into East Jerusalem’s Silwan

Move nearly doubles the number of Jewish settlers in the neighborhood, further heightening tensions between the area’s Arab inhabitants and the Jewish newcomers.

Israeli settlement of Kedumim

60,000 U.S. Jews live in West Bank, study reveals

Scholar Sara Yael Hirschhorn calls group 'strikingly over-represented' in settler movement.

Brig. Gen. Gal Hirsch, next Israel Police chief

Gal Hirsch's security company trained armies worldwide

New Israel Police chief's 'Defensive Shield' was active in training Georgia's army prior to its brief '08 war with Russia, and held other clients in Europe, Australia and Latin America.

Jakob Bekenstein, 2012.

The Israeli who taught Hawking about black holes

Jakob Bekenstein, 1947–2015: The Israel Prize-winning professor did not let his religious faith interfere with his investigations into the secrets of the universe.