Israel Political Brief November 16, 2012: US Senate, House resolutions back Israel’s actions in Gaza

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Senate, House resolutions back Israel’s actions in Gaza

Source: JTA, 11-16-12

Both Houses of the U.S. Congress unanimously passed resolutions expressing support for Israel’s “inherent right to act in self-defense.”

The identical non-binding resolutions passed Thursday in the Senate and Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief November 16, 2012: Missiles from Gaza fired on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

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Missiles from Gaza fired on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Source: NBC News, 11-16-12

On the third day of escalating violence between Israel and Gaza, air raid sirens cried out in Israel’s two largest cities, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, as residents moved into underground shelters, NBC reporters on the scene said.

At least one rocket fired from Gaza toward Jerusalem landed outside the city, which is more than 60 miles from the Gaza Strip, according to NBC’s Martin Fletcher. There were no injuries or damage. This was the first Palestinian rocket to reach the vicinity of Jerusalem since 1970.

Earlier, at least one rocket fired toward coastal Tel Aviv fell into the sea.

“The rocket landed off the shores of Tel Aviv,” a police spokesman told Reuters. This was the second attack on Tel Aviv in as many days, with rockets nearly hitting the city on Thursday….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 16, 2012: Israeli general tells mayors to prepare for weeks of fighting

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Israeli general tells mayors to prepare for weeks of fighting

Source: JTA, 11-16-12

Israel’s Home Front Command reportedly has instructed municipalities around Gaza to prepare for a fighting period of up to seven weeks….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 16, 2012: Air-raid siren sounds in Jerusalem

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Air-raid siren sounds in Jerusalem

Source: JTA, 11-16-12

Air-raid sirens were sounded in Jerusalem on Friday, marking the first time the holy city has been targeted by rocket fire from Gaza….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 16, 2012: Gaza militants use Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to launch 21 rockets into Israel

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Gaza militants use Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to launch 21 rockets into Israel

Source: JTA, 11-16-12

Palestinian militants reportedly fired 21 rockets from Gaza into Israel during a unilateral ceasefire called by Israel to facilitate a visit to Gaza by Egypt’s prime minister….READ MORE

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