Hamas Has Found a New Place from Which to Shoot Missiles at Israel

July 21 2021

Early yesterday morning, two rockets were launched into Israel from southern Lebanon, causing no damage. The IDF returned fire. According to most Israeli security experts, the rockets were fired by Hamas operatives—likely working with the imprimatur of Hizballah, which controls the area. The attack appears intended as retaliation for Sunday’s unrest on the Temple Mount, when Muslims responded violently to Jews praying at the site. Yaakov Lappin explains why the terrorist group chose to attack from Lebanon rather than from its normal base of operations in Gaza:

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More about: Hamas, Hizballah, Israeli Security, Lebanon, Turkey

An American Diplomatic Mission to the Palestinian Authority Doesn’t Belong in Jerusalem

July 28 2021

After the U.S. moved its embassy to Israel’s capital, it closed down its consulate in the city because the new embassy had subsumed its functions. But two months ago, the State Department announced that it intends to reopen the consulate, which will function as a mission to the Palestinian Authority. Elliott Abrams and Amanda Rothschild write:

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More about: Jerusalem, Joseph Biden, Palestinian Authority, U.S. Foreign policy, US-Israel relations