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The EU Council of Foreign Affairs
''Recent events in the wider Middle East pose serious threats to the EU as well as to its immediate neighbours. The European Union reiterates its fundamental commitment to the security of Israel, including with regard to current and emerging threats in the region.''
Isaac (Buji) Herzog, Opposition and Israeli Labour party leader.
“We are yearning for peace, but we have to make peace with those who are willing to sit down and talk to us, not those who are calling everyday for our destruction and are trying to kill our citizens.”
Knesset Member Yoel Razvozov.
”Take into account that if the terror groups lay down their arms, there will be peace; but if Israel lays down its arms, Israel will cease to exist. This is the sad truth.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
"Both sides must accept painful compromises but we stand by the side of Israel when it comes to self-defense."
IDF: 'Mission accomplished'
"Mission accomplished," the Israel Defense Forces said on Twitter. "We have dismantled the underground terror network built by Hamas to infiltrate and attack Israel." The IDF said 32 tunnels were destroyed in the four-week Operation Protective Edge. "We have no forces within Gaza," IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said Tuesday. Israel is implementing the 72-hour humanitarian Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, which took effect Tuesday morning, while maintaining "defensive positions" outside Gaza, the IDF said. About 20 rockets were fired from Gaza toward Israel minutes before the cease-fire went into effect Tuesday at 8 am local time, an IDF spokesman said. Six were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defense system and at least one was reported to have hit a Palestinian town in the West Bank without causing any injuries. 64 Israeli soldiers and three civilians in Israel have died since the conflict began on July 8.

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Parashat Eikev
Next read on 16 August 2014. Parashat Eikev is the 46th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

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