The Deir Yassin Massacre Never Happened

On April 9, 1948, when the first Arab-Israeli war was just beginning, the Irgun and Leḥi—two right-wing Jewish military groups fighting in coordination with the Haganah—attacked the Arab village of Deir Yassin, then held by Arab League forces. Shortly after the battle, rumors circulated among Arabs that Jewish fighters had slaughtered civilians, raped women, and committed other acts of sexual violence. Westerners and mainstream Zionist leaders soon accepted the story of the Deir Yassin massacre, which remains in history books to this day. But Eliezer Tauber, who has made an exhaustive study of the evidence, argues that it never happened:

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More about: Deir Yassin, History & Ideas, Irgun, Israel & Zionism, Israeli history, Israeli War of Independence

Israel Can’t Remain Complacent as Hamas Prepares for Its Next Terror War

On November 21, a Hamas operative opened fire in Jerusalem, killing the twenty-six-year-old immigrant Eli Kay and injuring four others. On Saturday, another terrorist stabbed a civilian. These attacks come on the heels of others—not to mention the much larger one planned by Hamas in the West Bank and foiled by the IDF in October. Alex Fishman warns that these are signs of worse threats to come, and he fears that Israel is playing into the terrorist group’s hands by not taking the fight to its enclave in Gaza:

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More about: Hamas, Israeli Security, Palestinian terror