November 15, 2012

U.S. Leadership Needed in Israel-Gaza

Kyle Wingfield, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

AP Photo

While we sort out who in our national security and defense hierarchy has been sleeping with whom, it appears Israel and terrorists in the Palestinian-controlled Gaza Strip are heading into a full-fledged war. As night falls in the region, Israeli officials have confirmed the first rocket attacks on Tel Aviv since the 1991 Gulf War. The Times of Israel has a running live blog of the action.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama administration, United States, Gaza Strip, Israel


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