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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The United Nations has called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Gaza as fighting between Hamas and Israel subsided overnight following a series of ceasefire announcements by both sides, each of which was rejected by the other amid mutual blame and recrimination. The UN security council issued a presidential statement just after midnight in New York, as the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, was beginning. The move will increase pressure on Israel and Hamas to agree a long-term truce to end the conflict, now in its 21st day.

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The statement called on the parties to the conflict "to accept and fully implement the humanitarian ceasefire into the Eid period and beyond" and "to engage in efforts to achieve a durable and fully respected ceasefire, based on the Egyptian initiative."

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Yes, ceasefire is coming. Amen!

#1 | Posted by takitez at 2014-07-29 10:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

Yea, that and a $1.50 will get you a cup of coffee..

#2 | Posted by boaz at 2014-07-29 10:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

Yea, that and a $1.50 will get you a cup of coffee..

Posted by boaz at 2014-07-29 10:49 AM | Reply

You can't get anything for a buck fifty. What do you think this is. The 1980's???

#3 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-29 10:51 AM | Reply | Flag:

Totally pointless effort by the UN. Has nobody there read an analysis of the Six Day War? Cease-fires there are just used to seize and reinforce strategic positions.

#4 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-07-29 11:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

Cease-fires there are just used to seize and reinforce strategic positions.

#4 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-07-29 11:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

Yep and it can only work against the side with the upper hand.

I've been plenty critical of Israel but there's really no reason for them to be play into this.

#5 | Posted by Sully at 2014-07-29 12:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

Which wouldn't be ignored if the American empire threatened sanctions on Israel if they didn't stop murdering; or stopped vetoing UN sanctions.

This is and has been for decades Americans fault for deliberately creating and maintaining this situation. There is nothing ambiguous about it.

Nothing what so ever.

#6 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-07-29 12:54 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 3

**** "Gaza is a Graveyard" sing Joyful Israeli Youths!

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#7 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-07-29 02:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

these are the same people telling us that we must have an open border....oh and make sure we always BRING OUR CHECKBOOK.....

THROW THEM OUT NOW !!!!

#8 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-29 02:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

I've been plenty critical of Israel but there's really no reason for them to be play into this.

#5 | Posted by Sully at 2014-07-29

YES you have....and NO there isn't...

It's amazing, but I don't know why, that so many leftists are supporters of a terrorist group like hamas...and that's not my identification...that's the us state department....you remember them..run by hillary and now kerry ?

#9 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-29 02:17 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"but I don't know why,"

finally you admit your utter cluelessness on the whole situation. that's a start.

"so many leftists are supporters of a terrorist group like hamas"

i'm a right-handed independent, and i believe that the only reason hamas exists is because for the past 100 years zionism has infected a previously peaceful area that was, up until that time, largely co-existent. hamas only came 80 years afterward, an ugly (but eminently necessary) mirror image of the current zionist rule, so it is new to the game, but they are only a symptom of the disease that gets worse and worse year after year.

want to stop the scratch? take away the itch.
so, if you want to wipe out hamas, wipe out zionism first.

really there is no good reason why america should continue to support the zionist state of israel. it serves no useful purpose. what happens if the area of israel and palestine is once again a u.n.-mandated international zone? nothing. jews can continue to thrive doing what they do and muslims no longer have a flashpoint for their ever-forming jihadist groups, which might actually push them into becoming more secularized and a larger positive part of the global community.

until america admits its mistake there will be no peace. the status quo is becoming unacceptable.


#10 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-07-29 03:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

Obama needs to demand that Israel end all hostilities against Gaza civilians (as he did with Assad in Syria) or we impose sanctions and end aid via executive order.

My gut feeling tells me that every billion dollar of destruction to Gaza by Israel will result in American taxpayers being sent the bill. The bill needs sent to the oligarch USA billionaires that pay no USA taxes.

#12 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-29 08:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

Obama needs to demand that Israel end all hostilities against Gaza civilians (as he did with Assad in Syria) or we impose sanctions and end aid via executive order.
My gut feeling tells me that every billion dollar of destruction to Gaza by Israel will result in American taxpayers being sent the bill. The bill needs sent to the oligarch USA billionaires that pay no USA taxes.
#12 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-29 08:11 PM

Every last one of our "representatives" are magically beholden to Israel. There is ZERO chance of that executive order ever happening, but God knows it absolutely should. Our nation is a sham, we have no legitimacy in the world view. Obama might maintain the "defending against Hamas" line, but no actual threats to sanction will ever materialize.

It's hard to be objective in the midst of a genocide. That's why we have representatives - for their ambivalence and sociopathy.

#13 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-07-30 03:00 AM | Reply | Flag:

IMHO, the UN gave up its right to say anything about the conflict when they did nothing to support their own charter in 1948 establishing Israel.

This bloodshed today is largely their fault.

#14 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-07-30 09:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

Let's see which side breaks the cease-fire first. Bets, anyone?

#15 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-07-30 09:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

"only reason hamas exists is because for the past 100 years zionism has infected a previously peaceful area that was, up until that time, largely co-existent."

Thats an oversimplification of dealing with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the British Empire.

Both "religions" wanted to create their own nations after the collapses. The MuslimBrotherhood, then Hamas all contain language of a "caliphate".

I would say from a larger perspective, we are dealing with a power vacuum.

FYI: The Jews were massacred time and again in Palestine under Ottoman (Muslim) rule, the largest being "Massacre of Jews in Safed" in 1660.

Your myth of a "peaceful" area doesn't hold water.

#16 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-07-30 10:28 AM | Reply | Flag:

Here is the histoy nice and simple:

Jews and Arabs hated and killed one another until some other power came and took over. Then, the Jews and Arabs put aside their desire for the other's blood and joined forces against the common enemy. Then, after driving the common enemy out, they would resume killing one another, weakening both sides until another outside force can come and distract them again.

#17 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-07-30 10:30 AM | Reply | Flag:

nothing can be done till both sides stop shooting---one side or the other seem to find ways to keep on fighting-----can anyone tell me how in the gaza where palestians live in abject poverty the hamas can come up with the money to have so many rockets

#18 | Posted by lastomykind at 2014-07-30 01:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

until america admits its mistake there will be no peace. the status quo is becoming unacceptable.

#10 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-0

it's no ,mistake defending and supporting the only country in that region like Israel..period.

as far as the UN...what a great site for a high rise parking lot.

#19 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-30 03:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

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