With thanks to the likes of the Jerusalem Post and Ynet, we Israelis can keep in touch with what is going on around the world while our leadership (politically united, it must be said) takes steps to protect the poor, exposed citizens in the south of the country. Some of it makes us laugh. Like the condemnations of our actions from:


Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime on Wednesday condemned Israeli “atrocities” in the Gaza Strip, AFP, citing a statement carried by the official Syrian news agency SANA, reported.

“The Syrian government condemns the heinous atrocities committed by the enemy Israeli army against the Arab Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip,” the statement read.

It concluded by urging the international community to “pressure Israel to stop the sinful aggression on our people in the defiant Gaza Strip.


DUBAI – Iran condemned on Thursday as “organized terrorism” an offensive by Israel against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

“Iran considers the criminal act of Israeli military forces in killing civilians as organised terrorism and strongly condemns it,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

The spokesman also criticized what he called “the silence of international organizations claiming to defend human rights,” following the strikes.

The Carter Center:

The Carter Center condemned the rocket fire from Gaza against Israeli communities, as well as the IDF’s assassination of Hamas commander Ahmed Jabari.

“Both sides should cease all hostilities,” said former US President Jimmy Carter. “Israel should end its blockade of Gaza,and Western countries should work to facilitate reconciliation between Hamas and their Palestinian rival, Fatah. As long as Gaza remains isolated, the situation in and around Gaza will remain volatile.” (Ynetnews)

No, you could not make it up.