Crisis in Israel: Generals stop war-maniac Lieberman!

Israel, Hamas agree to ceasefire, Israeli ministers dispute decision


Israel with Hamas agreed to a ceasefire on Tuesday evening thanks to mediation efforts by Egypt and the United Nations after two days of fighting that saw over 400 rockets being fired from Gaza at Israel and heavy IDF bombardments in the strip in retaliation.
The ceasefire was approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite opposition from some members of his Security Cabinet.
The Cabinet met for seven hours on Tuesday morning to discuss the latest flare-up of hostilities in the Gaza Strip. At the end of the meeting, the prime minister decided—without a vote—to adopt the defense establishment’s recommendation to agree to a truce.
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Israel Defence Minister Lieberman resigns

November 14, 2018

In shock move, Avigdor Lieberman has resigned from his position as Israel’s defence minister following a disagreement over the recently-signed ceasefire with Gaza.
Speaking at a press conference in Israel today, Lieberman began by saying that “I assume everyone has tried to guess and I think you guessed correctly – I am indeed here in order to resign from my position as defence minister”.
Lieberman explained: “Why now? – From my perspective, what happened yesterday in terms of the ceasefire, in combination with the arrangements with Hamas, is submission to terror. What we are in effect doing is buying short term quiet [in Gaza] and the price will be difficult for [Israel’s] security in the long term.”


What was the IDF doing in Gaza and is a new war brewing?

By Yaakov Katz
November 12, 2018

An IDF operation deep inside the Gaza Strip, no matter how covert, carries with it tremendous risk. What exactly happened late Sunday night in southern Gaza is still shrouded in mystery, but from the little detail that the IDF has permitted for publication, it seems that something in the Israeli operation went wrong.
In the days to come, Israel will face a number of challenges. One of the first will be explaining to the world why it sent troops into the Gaza Strip in the first place, especially with a cease-fire seemingly in place with the help of Qatar, which Israel permitted last week to transfer $15 million to Hamas.

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Israel Defense Minister Resigns, Acknowledges “Defeat” in Gaza

November 14, 2018

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday and urged early elections, calling the ceasefire in Gaza a “defeat”.
“What happened yesterday — the truce combined with the process with Hamas — is a defeat, is capitulating to terror. It has no other meaning,” Lieberman told journalists in explaining his reasons for resigning.
“The political authority has failed to confront the Palestinians,” Lieberman said, calling for “more serious government.”


MBS Reportedly Tried to Persuade Netanyahu to Go to War in Gaza

November 14, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attempted to persuade Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to start a conflict with Hamas in Gaza as part of a plan to divert attention from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, sources inside Saudi Arabia have told Middle East Eye.
A war in Gaza was among a range of measures and scenarios proposed by an emergency task force set up to counter increasingly damaging leaks about Khashoggi’s murder coming from Turkish authorities, according to sources with knowledge of the group’s activities.


Netanyahu defends his Gaza ceasefire decision against wide protest

Nov 14, 2018

A leader must heed popular opinion, but, at times, it is incumbent on him to take unpopular decisions,, especially when the fate of national security is at stake, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, in his first comment on the security cabinet decision of Tuesday to accept a ceasefire after nearly 500 rockets fired into Israel. This decision evoked a wide outcry in the country and was criticized by political figures from right to left. Netanyahu explained: “Such decisions are taken with our security chiefs on the strength of a wide perspective and information that must remain hidden from the enemy.

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Gaza burns hotter than Hollywood but there’s nobody to put the fires out – George Galloway

13 Nov, 2018

The world is fixated by the forest fires in Hollywood burning down stars’ mansions. With supreme irony some of them belong to those who helped raise millions of dollars for the Israeli Army which is now burning the hovels of Gaza.

The Hollywood warriors have insurance of course, and other homes too, sometimes many of them. The hovel-dwellers of Gaza have neither.
The brave firefighters of California are well-equipped and have the wind of hope of millions of well-wishers at their backs. There are no firefighters in Gaza.