George Jonas: The unlikely Jewish Goliath

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There’s an iron dome over Israel. It performs as advertised. After eight days of Hamas rockets raining on population centres, there is only a single reported fatality in Israel. The precision of the intercepting missiles creates a shield that’s almost impenetrable.

[np_storybar title=”Hamas will ‘pay the price’ for rejecting truce, Israel warns as it resumes missile attacks” link=”http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/07/15/hamas-will-pay-the-price-for-rejecting-truce-israel-warns-as-it-resumes-missile-attacks/”]GAZA, Gaza Strip — Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas “would pay the price” after the Islamic militant group rejected an Egyptian truce plan and instead unleashed more rocket barrages at the Jewish state, causing the first Israeli death in eight days of fighting.

In Gaza, 194 people were killed and more than 1,400 wounded so far, Palestinian health officials said, making it the deadliest confrontation between Israel and Hamas in just over five years.

The Egyptian proposal, initially accepted by Israel, had been the first…

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