Hezbollah fired a missile at a Melkite Greek Catholic church in Israel the day after Christmas, injuring an elderly civilian and multiple Israel Defense Forces soldiers in an attack the Israeli military condemned for violating the freedom of worship.
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Remember, Just War Theory was never intended to “justify” war. Instead, it tries to bring war under the sway of justice as understood by Christians and to ensure that war, when it does occur, is hedged about by limits that mitigate its barbarity.
While America should be ever vigilant on the world stage to stand with the nation of Israel because it simply is in our best national interest to do so, there is a far more serious consideration.
Judith Raanan and her daughter Natalie, 17, abducted by Hamas earlier this month, have been released, the Israel prime minister's office and White House announced.
After Oct. 7, I wonder if that is still true, or whether we have crossed a threshold none of us should wish to be crossed.
Arab leaders scrapped a planned meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden Wednesday after Hamas claimed that a hospital in Gaza was struck by an Israeli airstrike, resulting in hundreds of deaths. U.S. officials said on Wednesday, however, that the blast in the hospital complex parking lot was not caused by Israel, but by a jihadist group within Gaza. .
Amir Tsarfati, founder of Behold Israel and Middle East news correspondent from Galilee, says the “barbaric massacre” carried out by Hamas terrorists in Israel earlier this month has caused the Israeli government to finally understand that unless they “put an end to Hamas, it will never stop.”