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First full day of ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza - What went on in the world?



Since the ceasefire started yesterday, things are sort of quiet in our area. So far, the ceasefire is holding, but you start hearing voices from Gaza, now that they are out in the streets


Hamas keeps saying they won. Well, they didn't !


Few things which happened in the world the last few days, some bad, but also some good things, so we want to stay positive and hope that this all will end soon and we are back to normal very fast


First, the bas things which happened in the last couple of days:


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticizes US for selling arms to Israel

Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the United States for selling arms to Israel in a tweet on Wednesday, claiming that Israel targets Gazan "media outlets, schools, hospitals, humanitarian missions and civilian sites for bombing."


From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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Hamas' Haniyeh vows to destabilize Jerusalem, thanks Iran for support

Hamas will continue to “defend” Jerusalem, head of the Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said Friday hours after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas came into effect.


Haniyeh promised to continue “fighting for Jerusalem” and specifically mentioned “liberating al-Aqsa Mosque” in Jerusalem’s Old City and the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, where several Palestinian families currently face eviction.


From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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Militia-like pro-Palestinian gangs attack Jews across US, West - analysis

Attacks on Jews from London to California now appear to revolve around a series of systematic assaults by groups of pro-Palestinian men organized in militia-like groups. They have included convoys of cars calling on people to rape Jewish women and targeted attacks on Jews eating dinner or working in areas known to have high numbers of Jews.


This is not spontaneous or random. Jews have been targeted for two weeks under the guise of the war in Gaza.


From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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Database of Anti-Semitic Incidents Worldwide Since Outbreak of Israel-Gaza Violence

Since May 9th, when Hamas fired a barrage of rockets at Jerusalem, sparking a major escalation of violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip, Jewish communities worldwide have faced a relentless wave of antisemitism from pro-Palestinian supporters.


The following is a list of anti-Semitic events that have occurred since May 9. It will be updated as further developments warrant.


From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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PA mufti expelled from prayers at al-Aqsa for not supporting Hamas, Gaza

In an unprecedented move, Muslim worshipers on Friday expelled Palestinian Mufti of Jerusalem Sheikh Mohammed Hussein from al-Aqsa Mosque and prevented him from completing his sermon.


The protesters shouted slogans in support of Hamas and denounced Hussein for his affiliation with the Palestinian Authority.


From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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Hamas warns Palestinians: Don’t talk about the sites targeted by Israel

Hamas on Saturday warned Palestinians not to talk about the sites that Israel targeted during the 11-days of fighting.


The warning, issued by the Hamas Internal Security Agency (ISA), called on Palestinians to “raise the level of security awareness.”


From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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But, in the midst of all of that, there are also some good things that are happening:



Abbas struggles to stay relevant in the Israel-Palestinian conflict

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told US and European Union officials this week that he is ready to return to the negotiating table with Israel under the umbrella of the Quartet, which, in addition to the Americans and Europeans, also consists of Russia and the United Nations.


On Wednesday, Abbas repeated his readiness to resume the stalled peace process with Israel during a speech before the Arab Parliament, the legislative body of the Arab League.


From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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Amid Gaza conflict, global response to Israel not as bad as on TV

Even with over 3.1 million Twitter followers and a popular weekly television show, British-American late-night television comedian John Oliver does not run the world. Thank God.


Because if he did, or if he even ran a small country, Israel would be facing a humongous challenge on the international stage.


But there are lots of other voices in favor of Israel ...


From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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US Senators, representatives condemn antisemitism in wake of attacks

US Senators and Representatives condemned recent anti-Semitic attacks that have occurred in the wake of Israel's operation in Gaza and recent raised tensions in Israel and the West Bank.


From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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Pro-Israel rallies to gather across US denouncing antisemitism

The Israeli-American Council and dozens of Jewish organizations will hold a rally in New York in support of Israel and additional rallies are planned for multiple cities across America.

From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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Thousands of Jews and Arabs march in Tel Aviv for peace, coexistence

Protesters voiced support for the recent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and called on the government to take immediate action to reach peace with the Palestinians

From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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While rockets fly, Israel prepares for tourism reopening

The ministry presented a timeline last month for welcoming inbound tourism, in which a limited number of vaccinated foreign tour groups would be allowed into the country in a pilot program starting Sunday.


If the ministry's plans for effectively testing the visitors for COVID-19 and tracking their movements proves successful, then individual travelers will be allowed to visit starting July 1.

From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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Let's just hope that as the time goes by, we will hear more of good things !



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