What Hamas really wants -an interview with the son of its founder

The son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef revealed to CNN that Hamas’s “final destination” goes beyond just the destruction of Israel.

“Hamas is not seeking coexistence and compromise; Hamas is seeking conquest and taking over,” said Mosab Hassan Yousef, who has rejected Hamas’s objectives and converted to Christianity. Ultimately, Hamas aims to help create an Islamic caliphate “on the rubble of any other civilization.”

Watch the interview here

Protest about David Ward MP’s latest outrageous statement

David Ward, Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East, has already been disgraced twice for offensive comments about Israel on social media network Twitter.

Last night he said:

David Ward tweet

Despite an apology by the party leadership it is important that as many people as possible write to the party leader Nick Clegg here to tell him why this is unacceptable.

Some possible points to make (in your own words) are as follows:

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Misinformation on Gaza casualties

All casualties of war are terrible, and the suffering of civilians is most terrible of all. Nonetheless, the press has been guilty of accepting uncritically the reports of the (Hamas-controlled) Gaza Ministry of Health on the figures.

A more balanced view comes from (of all places) Al Jazeera, which has reported that the bulk of those killed are combat-age males. Report here.

Gaza – write to your MP in support of Israel

It isn’t long ago that we asked you to write to your MP in support of the three kidnapped Israeli boys. Thanks to all who responded to that request. Sadly we know the tragic end of that particular story.
Writing to an MP is something that should be done sparingly for maximum effect, and we wouldn’t normally ask the same of you so soon afterwards. However, the escalation of the Gaza conflict has created an urgent situation where it is more than ever important that Israel’s supporters stand up and be counted.
We know that the other side are engaged in a campaign to pressure MPs into condemning Israel, and it is vital that our representatives hear Israel’s side of the story and know that Israel has a great body of support in this country. We know that MPs do respond to such pressure because they use the correspondence they receive on an issue as a measure of public feeling – and no politician wants to be on the wrong side of public opinion!