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Cease Fire Ends Operation Pillar of Defense

Cease Fire Ends Operation Pillar of Defense

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Nasty headline, nasty article looking at the effect of Israeli bombing on Gazan infrastructure, at The Independent. But McClatchy News blames the rocket squads for some of the destruction —

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Airstrike on Aleppo Hospital While World Watched Gaza

While everyone watched Israel and Hamas slug it out, the Syrian civil war continued. So you can be forgiven for missing a Syrian airstrike on a hospital in Aleppo. The media wrung its hands over Palestinian casualties — collateral damage, thanks to Hamas using Shifa Hospital as cover for rocket launches and intentionally embedding itself

Hamas Using Hospital As Cover for Rocket Launch

UPDATE 11/21 1:07 pm: Hamas acknowledged this. According to The Independent: Hamas officials at the hospital were asked how firing rockets from such a built-up area could be justified as it is likely to provoke Israeli action. One said Palestinians were merely defending themselves, another that it was probably the work of the Islamic Jihad

Liveblogging Israel’s Media War 11/20/2012

I’m liveblogging the media war from the HonestReporting headquarters in Jerusalem. Come back to this page throughout the day for the latest developments. This is Tuesday’s liveblog. For Wednesday’s, click Liveblogging Israel’s Media War 11/21/2012. For the duration of the Gaza conflict, turn to HonestReporting for everything you need to know. 8:12 pm: Jodi Rudoren

When Hamas members need a place to hide, they run to hospitals.

Gaza War in the Eyes of an 11 Year-Old Girl

Twirling noodles around their forks over dinner, my kids peppered me with questions about the war. Did any missiles explode in Tel Aviv? What about Ashkelon? Did I see any neat photos of the Iron Dome? Mentioning that Ismail Haniyeh went into hiding piqued my daughter’s interest. Rivka’s 11, and picks up on things she

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