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J Street Vice President of Communications Alan Elsner warns of the dangers of pursuing revenge and retribution, instead of justice, in response to the murders of the three Israeli teenagers.
Top News and Analysis
Israel in 'deep grief' as three teens laid to rest, Los Angeles Times
Weeping mourners gathered to bury the three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found in a rocky West Bank field more than two weeks after they had disappeared.
Possible Revenge Killing Adds to Tension in Israel, The New York Times
Reports of an Arab teenager being forced into a car in an East Jerusalem neighborhood early and of a body found later in a Jerusalem forest have raised suspicions of an Israeli revenge attack.
Apparently, Netanyahu has no stomach for an extensive operation in Gaza, but must take some action to appease Likud activists and settlers.
Israel vs. Hamas: Moving in the wrong direction again?, Los Angeles Times
The editorial board urges that “the latest deaths must not become a justification for an escalation of violence, for the continued death of innocents or for yet another downward spiral in the depressing and destabilizing war that so often seems to be moving in exactly the wrong direction.”
An examination of the two lead suspects in the kidnapping and murder of the Israeli teens.
A Trail of Clues, and Then Heartbreak, The New York Times
The first clues that led to the grisly discovery of the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers came only hours after their abduction in the West Bank was reported.
Southern Israel hit with barrage of rockets eve; IAF strikes 34 Gaza targets overnight
Abbas asks world leaders to help restrain Israel, Times of Israel
PA president set to convene meeting to discuss Jerusalem’s possible responses to discovery of kidnapped teens’ bodies
Settlers set up new outpost named after murdered teens, Times of Israel
Settlers set up a new outpost in the Etzion Bloc region in the West Bank early to honor of the three murdered Israeli teenagers. The outpost named Givat Oz Gaon, whose Hebrew letters form an acronym for Gil-ad, Eyal and Naftali.
Until discovery of bodies, many believed no abduction had occurred, since such an act would undermine so many Palestinian successes.
Rioters injure five Palestinians, disrupt public transportation, even burst into McDonald's looking for Arabs as undercover police, security guards protect potential victims.
The army can raze the home of a Palestinian indicted in the Passover eve murder of a senior police officer, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled.
In contrast to charged calls from Israeli politicians, Israeli security and intelligence experts urge “distinguishing between terrorists responsible for the murders and politicians whose ideology may or may not have inspired the murderers.”
Opinion and Analysis
Bradley Burston takes on those on all sides who rush to use the Israeli teenagers’ murders and the response to it in service of narrow political agendas.
Nachum Barnea asserts that the strategy behind Prime Minister Netanyahu’s response strategy should not be dictated by the right-wing parties.
Israel’s Prime Minister must walk a fine line in the pursuit of revenge, The Globe and Mail
Patrick Murphy urges Prime Minister Netanyahu to look to Prime Minister Rabin’s example in how to chart a “course driven by the country’s rage, between pressure from the political right to take revenge and concern that some responses could trigger a shooting war.”
Gershom Gorenberg says that MK Yair Lapid’s lack of transparency regarding state funding of settlements is at odds with his two-state declarations.