Israel Isn't Alone in Disliking Kerry's Ceasefire Proposal

30 Jul 2014, 11:47 am

Lucy Schouten tells us that Israel did not like Secretary of State John Kerry’s ceasefire proposal and made no secret of their displeasure. (1) Well, no kidding. By my count, there have been at least five ceasefires all of which Hamas has broken. The difference between the other negotiated ce

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30 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

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The American Spectator

Israel Isn't Alone in Disliking Kerry's Ceasefire Proposal

Lucy Schouten tells us that Israel did not like Secretary of State John Kerry’s ceasefire proposal and made no secret of their displeasure. (1) Well, no kidding. By my count, there have been at least five ceasefires all of which Hamas has broken. The difference between the other negotiated ce

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Arts & EntertainmentsBy Christopher Beha(Ecco, 288 pages, $14.99) Eddie Hartley is a failure. His acting career barely extends beyond a handful of bit parts in Law & Order. He’s a high school drama teacher, but the best he can muster toward his students is apathy. He and his wife Susa
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The Washington Free Beacon

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The Corner

Report: House Border Bill Could Make It Easier for Unaccompanied Children to Stay Here

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29 Jul 2014, 6:52 pm

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