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  • In public shift, Israel calls for Assad’s fall

    September 17, 2013 | 8:37 am

    Israel wants to see Syrian President Bashar Assad toppled, its ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday, in a shift from its non-committal public stance on its neighbor's civil war.

    Even Assad's defeat by al Qaeda-aligned rebels would be preferable to Damascus's current...

  • Syrians angry at Israel

    May 7, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Khalil Sharif wants everyone to stay out of his country’s business.

    “First the foreign jihadists hijack the revolution and now the Israelis,” the 31 year old electrician complained to The Media Line. “Why can’t they leave...

  • Israel launches air strike on Gaza; First since truce

    April 2, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    Israel launched an air strike on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the first such attack since an eight-day war in November, Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the territory, and Israel's military said.

    "Planes bombarded an open area in northern Gaza, there were no wounded," a...

  • Israel said to have attacked Syrian weapons transport

    January 30, 2013 | 9:50 am

    Israeli planes reportedly struck a Syrian weapons transport on the Lebanese border amid increasing fears that the country’s chemical weapons stockpile could fall into the hands of Hezbollah.

    The strikes, which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning, were reported to...

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  • Israel launches Gaza offensive, kills Hamas commander

    November 14, 2012 | 10:02 am

    Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell".

    The onslaught shattered hopes...

  • Israel says 80 rockets fired at it from Gaza

    October 24, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    Palestinians fired dozens of rockets into Israel from Gaza on Wednesday and an Israeli air strike killed a militant, a day after the Emir of Qatar made a rare visit to the enclave's Hamas leadership.

    Hamas claimed responsibility for some of the rocket and mortar bomb attacks,...

  • Cross-border violence continues between Israel and Gaza

    June 22, 2012 | 8:41 am

    An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian militant and wounded two men in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Israel and Hamas medical officials said, two days after an Egyptian-brokered truce had calmed an outbreak of cross-border violence.

    The strike in central Gaza followed the firing of...

  • IDF: Gaza strike killed terrorist planning attack on Egypt border

    December 8, 2011 | 8:26 am

    An Israeli air strike on a car killed two militants and wounded two other men on a crowded Gaza street Thursday, the Israeli army and local medical officials said.

    The men were identified as Essam Al-Batsh and Sobhi Al-Batsh, relatives initially identified as brothers.

    Hundreds of...

  • Sudan blames Israel for deadly airstrike

    April 6, 2011 | 8:58 am

    Sudan’s foreign minister blamed Israel for a bombing attack on a car near the country’s port city that killed two.

    “This is absolutely an Israeli attack,” Ali Karti told reporters Wednesday in the capital of Khartoum, Reuters reported.

    The day before, an unidentified plane...

  • Israel attacks Hamas terror squad, killing 3

    April 3, 2011 | 11:35 am

    Israel’s Air Force attacked what it said was a terror squad planning to kidnap Israelis over the Passover holiday, killing three.

    The Israeli military stuck the men riding in a car in southern Gaza early Saturday morning.

    The IDF said in a statement that the three men killed in the...

  • New violence suggests end of calm between Israel and militant Palestinians

    March 23, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Violence between Israel and militant Palestinians rose sharply this week with a bombing in central Jerusalem and a dramatic increase in rocket attacks on southern Israel.

    In a terrorist attack on Wednesday afternoon, a bomb planted near a telephone pole exploded near Jerusalem’s...

  • Gaza operation begins with bombings, Olmert calls for unity, U.S. blames Hamas

    December 27, 2008 | 11:05 pm

    Olmert to Israelis: Unite around Gaza operation


    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- No country should have to live under constant threat of missile barrages, Ehud Olmert told the Israeli people.

    In an address Saturday night, Israel's prime minister, flanked by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and...

  • Was Israeli strike in Syria a repeat of 1981 Iraq anti-nuke mission?

    By Leslie Susser

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With Israel refusing to discuss the apparent airstrike two weeks ago against Syria, observers have begun to suggest that a major event may have taken place.

    The apparent bombing run might have been akin to Israel's bombing of the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak in 1981, if...

  • Rocket attacks pose huge policy dilemma for Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    More than a week of unabated Qassam rocket attacks on Sderot has created a huge policy dilemma for the Israeli government: What should it do to stop radical Gaza-based terrorists from firing missiles on Israeli civilians and causing pandemonium in the border town of 22,000.

    Should...
  • Iran nuclear threat: What to do?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As the wild ride known as the Bush Administration careens toward its end, the only question remaining is whether the president will order an attack on Iran. Mired in the endless quagmire of Iraq, desperate for some military success, Bush might try to salvage his wounded sense of...
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