Tag: Hamas

A little rain each day will fill the river to overflowing.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on March 1, 2009 1 Comment
A little rain each day will fill the river to overflowing.

Even after being hit hard in the past weeks by the Israeli army for shooting rockets, it seems that the terrorist group Hamas (or resistance group for it supporters) didn’t learn their lesson. Hamas fired five rockets into Israel. For those who have been following this deadly conflict, the scenario is the same. The rain […]

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Believe what you see, and lay aside what you hear.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on January 19, 2009 0 Comments
Believe what you see, and lay aside what you hear.

The Israelis and Hamas have agreed on a cease-fire after three weeks of violent struggle. I am not sure if Israel has achieved its goal: destroy all the tunnels that Hamas uses to smuggle weapons from Egypt and stop the firing of rockets in southern Israel. I am not a psychic, but I can predict […]

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Silence is more than just a lack of words.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on January 17, 2009 1 Comment
Silence is more than just a lack of words.

In spite of the calls from the international community to end the hostilities between the Israeli troops and Hamas, the Israeli government seems very determined to punish and destroy the Palestinian extremist group. There have been a lot of escalations between the two belligerent parties in the past, but this war is certainly the most […]

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A distant fire does not burn.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Humanitarian, Tragedy by on January 14, 2009 0 Comments
A distant fire does not burn.

Iranian protesters burned Obama‘s picture and the flags of American and Israel, to show their solidarity with the people of Gaza and Hamas. This behavior is not surprising. It is the culture in the Middle East. Iran supports anything anti-American and anti-Jewish. This kind of behavior also sends a message to the new American administration […]

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Fire doesn’t make fire, but ashes.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on January 11, 2009 0 Comments
Fire doesn’t make fire, but ashes.

The Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal accused Israel on Saturday of perpetrating a holocaust in Gaza. So far, Hamas — terrorist group for some, resistance group for others — is succeeding by presenting Israelis as cold blooded killers of innocent Palestinian civilians. The aggressors become the victims. This strategy, called by Hamas “the CNN strategy,” fools […]

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Advise and counsel him; if he does not listen, let adversity teach him.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Humanitarian by on January 5, 2009 0 Comments
Advise and counsel him; if he does not listen, let adversity teach him.

What is going on on the Gaza-Egypt border is deplorable. Thousands of Palestinian refugees can’t cross the border because of the Egyptian government’s opposition. Some exceptions have been made, such as critically wounded refugees. Today in Cairo, Egypt’s Muslim brotherhood opposition group called for a mass protest against their own government for closing their border […]

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War is a disaster for winner and loser alike.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Humanitarian, Tragedy by on January 4, 2009 1 Comment
War is a disaster for winner and loser alike.

Israeli tanks and infantry rolled into Gaza after nightfall Saturday, launching a ground offensive in a widening war against Hamas. The number of casualties keep increasing and they will continue to increase because Gaza is densely populated. Eight days of fighting so far have left more than 460 Palestinians dead; four Israelis were killed by […]

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The bitter heart eats its owner.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Humanitarian by on December 29, 2008 0 Comments
The bitter heart eats its owner.

It’s hard not to talk about what is going on in the Middle East. The Israeli army is pounding Gaza with bombs. The pictures are chaotic. The Palestinian civilians from Gaza are trapped, trying to escape to Egypt. It is sad to see suffering and destruction on such a scale. The question is, how much […]

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You must answer the devil in his own language.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Tragedy by on December 28, 2008 0 Comments
You must answer the devil in his own language.

After many warnings, the State of Israel retaliated against the constant attacks from Hamas. I would be insensitive to say “they told you so.” More than 200 people were killed include innocent children. Many questions crossed my mind this morning when I read the news from the Middle East. What’s the best solution for peace […]

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The plant God favors will grow even without rain.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Humanitarian by on December 26, 2008 1 Comment
The plant God favors will grow even without rain.

The state of Israel got a “Christmas gift” today — not from Santa, but from Hamas. At least five Kassam rockets and several mortar shells landed in southern Israel. The government of Israel issued a warning to Hamas to stop their attack or face a massive invasion of Gaza. Israel’s retaliation would mean a flow […]

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