1 July 2014 ~ Second Update
Israel holds funerals for murdered teens ~ link ~ Getting all the PR value out of their deaths before unleashing all hell upon the poor trapped civilians in Gaza and the West Bank. Stirling
Addressing thousands of mourners, PM Benjamin Netanyahu described their killers as "heinous murderers".
Israel has blamed the Palestinian militant group Hamas for the deaths. Hamas has denied any involvement.
Ukraine Junta's army attacks in the East as "truce" ends ~ link ~ The 'big push' will be on to do something/anything to force Putin to send in the troops. They are desperate to tie down Russian forces as they begin their General Middle East War. Stirling
Putin: Porky now has full responsibility for war ~ link ~
Mr Putin said he and European leaders had tried but failed to keep Ukraine on a path to peace.
Speaking to Russian ambassadors in Moscow, Mr Putin said: "Unfortunately, President Poroshenko has decided to resume military action. "Neither myself nor our colleagues from Europe have been able to convince him that war cannot lead to well-established and lasting peace."
Junta's forces attack "rebel" positions - Putin growls ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko announced he would not renew a ceasefire but go on the offensive to rid Ukraine of "parasites".
His decision quickly drew fire from Russian President Vladimir Putin who said Poroshenko had disregarded the advice of himself and German and French leaders. Putin said Poroshenko would now have to bear full responsibility for veering off the road to peace.