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Tammuz 13, 5774 / Friday, July 11, 2014
Operation Protective Edge

IDF Chief of Staff Says Hamas 'Made a Big Mistake'

Benny Gantz says IDF ready to expand operation; Gaza has to choose 'either calmness or catastrophe.'
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News from America, 1:13 PM

Israel Has 'Full US Backing' For Ground Assault

US Ambassador to Israel says on Israeli radio that 'no one wants a ground operation,' but America backs Israel in any case.
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Defense/Security, 1:04 PM

'No Country Provides Electricity to the Enemy in Wartime'

Movement for Governability and Democracy slams fact that legal advisers are blocking tactical move that could save lives.
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Global Agenda, 12:22 PM

Video: PLO Legal Adviser Says Human Shield Charges are 'Racist'

In CNN TV interview, former PLO representative tries to spin IDF operation, denies documented evidence.
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Inside Israel, 1:43 PM

Public Urged to Pray for Seriously Wounded Soldier

Public asked to pray for Mordechai Yemin, soldier from Itamar who suffered head wound from mortar shells fired by Gaza terrorists.
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Hamas Fires Rockets at Ben Gurion Airport

Iron Dome shoots down rockets over Tel Aviv, after Hamas boasts of shooting four M-75 rockets at Ben Gurion airport for the first time.
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Lydia Mountford and 19th Century Life in JerusalemLife in Palestine 1830-1880 as described by a very unusual woman, Lydia Mamreoff von Finkelstein Mountford