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  • Netanyahu: All Gaza tunnels will be destroyed with or without cease-fire

    2 days ago

    Israel will destroy all of the tunnels that lead from Gaza to southern Israel, with or without a cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Israeli troops have destroyed dozens of tunnel branches so far during the 24-day operation in Gaza, Netanyahu said Thursday...

  • The meaning of Tisha b'Av in trying times

    2 days ago

    This is not the first time war has ravaged the small slip of land that borders the Mediterranean Sea to the west and the Jordan River to the east. Canaan, Eretz Yisrael, Judea, Syria Palaestina, Bilad al-Sham, British Mandate of Palestine, The State of Israel, whatever its name, it...

  • 10 truths about the Gaza conflict

    By Rob Eshman

    2 days ago

    You’ve read everything, heard everyone, endured every flaming comment on Facebook, bobbed to every talking head on TV and lent an ear to every opinion from Hussein Ibish to Howard Stern. So, what have you learned?

    For me, it boils down to 10 truths:

    1. This is a fight about...

  • Israel, U.S. deny account of tense Obama-Netanyahu call

    3 days ago

    U.S. and Israeli officials sharply denied an account of a tense conversation between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The conversation described Tuesday night on Israel’s Channel One TV allegedly was the one Obama and Netanyahu had on Sunday...

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  • Israel must prepare for protracted Gaza campaign, Netanyahu says

    4 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday his country must prepare for a long conflict in the Gaza Strip, squashing any hopes of a swift end to fighting that has already cost more than 1,000 lives.

    In a televised address, a grim-faced Netanyahu said that any...

  • Palestinian fighters raid Israel on Gaza ‘truce’ day

    4 days ago

    Palestinian fighters slipped into an Israeli village from the Gaza Strip and fought a gun battle with troops on Monday as an unofficial truce called for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival disintegrated.

    The clash, in which Israeli television said five gunmen were killed and the...

  • In Gaza, IDF ground operation takes a toll

    By Simone Wilson

    1 week ago

    Up until last weekend, Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” in the Gaza strip seemed to be just another hard round of fire between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Gaza’s ruling party, Hamas — the latest in a cyclical pattern of violence that repeats itself every two or three...

  • Netanyahu asks Kerry to help resume U.S. flights to Israel

    1 week ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday to help restore U.S. commercial flights to Israel that had been canceled over the Gaza fighting, an Israeli official said.

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a 24-hour...

  • Cease-fire or reoccupy? Israeli leaders split on Gaza endgame

    1 week ago

    The air war has become a ground war. The Israeli population, always on edge, has become a nation in mourning.

    And a military operation that nearly ended after eight days has become a bloody invasion of Gaza that could last weeks and has Israeli officials divided over how it ought...

  • Ground invasion aims to destroy Hamas infrastructure

    2 weeks ago

    For the first time in years, Israeli ground troops crossed into Gaza.

    Rather than just return to the status quo before the conflict of “quiet for quiet” — no Hamas missiles and no Israeli airstrikes — Israel’s stated objectives are to bring a sustained cessation to missile fire...

  • Netanyahu: IDF preparing to increase ground activity in Gaza

    2 weeks ago

    The Israel Defense Forces is prepared to substantially expand its incursion into Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Netanyahu made the announcement Friday during a cabinet meeting held at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

    “My instructions, and...

  • U.S. asks Israel to do more to protect Gaza civilians

    2 weeks ago

    The United States on Thursday called on Israel to do more to prevent Palestinian civilian casualties in its conflict with Hamas militants after four children were killed on a beach in the Gaza Strip.

    Even while stepping up U.S. pressure for Israeli restraint, State Department...

  • Hamas says Israel’s ground invasion will have ‘dreadful consequences’

    2 weeks ago

    Hamas said Israel's ground incursion into the Gaza Strip that started on Thursday would have "dreadful consequences."

    "It does not scare the Hamas leaders or the Palestinian people," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters. "We warn (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu of the dreadful consequences of such a foolish act."

    Reporting by Nidal al-MUghrabi; Writing by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Jeffrey Heller and Robin Pomeroy

  • Obama: Using all resources to get to cease-fire

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    2 weeks ago

    President Obama said his administration is using all its resources to arrive at a cease-fire in the Gaza conflict and again upheld Israel’s right to self-defense.

    “As I’ve said repeatedly, Israel has a right to defend itself from rocket attacks that terrorize the Israeli people,”...

  • Israel orders ground offensive in Gaza; heavy shelling on border

    2 weeks ago

    Israel announced the start of a Gaza ground campaign on Thursday after 10 days of aerial and naval bombardments failed to stop persistent Palestinian rocket attacks, but it signalled the invasion would be limited in scope.

    A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's...

  • Israel needs an Irony Dome

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    It boggles the mind to think that a determined, Jew-hating terror army would fire more than 1,000 rockets at Israel over seven days and inflict so few casualties.

    I wonder what must be going through the minds of those Hamas terrorists right now: “We lost half of our arsenal and...

  • Israeli naval shelling kills four boys on Gaza beach, medics say

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli shelling killed four boys on a Gaza beach on Wednesday, a local health official said, and Palestinian militants fired a further 70 rockets into Israel after a failed Egyptian attempt to halt more than a week of warfare.

    Israel urged the evacuation of several districts in...

  • What’s behind Bibi’s firing of Danny Danon?

    2 weeks ago

    Apparently, Danny Danon went too far.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday fired Danon, a hawkish Likudnik who had been deputy defense minister, from his post after Danon slammed the Israeli Cabinet decision to endorse a proposed cease-fire with Hamas. Danon...

  • Netanyahu fires deputy defense chief over criticism of Gaza campaign

    2 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu removed Danny Danon from his post as Israel’s deputy defense minister after Danon criticized the government’s handling of the Gaza operation.

    “At a time when the Government of Israel and the IDF are in the midst of a military campaign against the...

  • Israel resumes military operations in Gaza after cease-fire fails

    3 weeks ago

    Israel’s military resumed operations against Hamas in Gaza, six hours after accepting an Egyptian cease-fire proposal, following rocket attacks from the strip.

    The resumption of operations in Gaza was announced at about 3 p.m. Tuesday after more than 40 rockets were fired from...

  • How is this Gaza conflict different from other Gaza conflicts?

    3 weeks ago

    In the past week, Israel has endured a thousand rockets.

    Yet not a single Israeli has died so far from a rocket strike during the week-long conflict.

    In many ways, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge — its third Gaza operation in six years — is much like previous Israeli...

  • Pro-Israel rally at Federal Building to begin at 4 p.m.

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    A pro-Israel rally at the Wilshire Federal Building, located on Wilshire and Sepulveda Boulevards, on Sunday, kicks off at 4 p.m. Click here for more information. Organizations 30 Years After; Stand With Us; and Israeli American Council; and others are sponsoring the event, and if...

  • Netanyahu considering ‘all options’ in Gaza

    3 weeks ago

    Israel is considering all options and will not stop targeting Hamas whatever the international pressure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    On the fourth day of the latest Israel-Gaza war, Netanyahu in a Friday evening briefing with reporters at Israel’s Defense...

  • Netanyahu says more than 1,000 targets hit in Gaza, sees ‘more to go’

    3 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday Israel has attacked more than 1,000 targets during a four-day-old offensive against Gaza militants and that "there are still more to go."

    In remarks to reporters, he said he saw no international pressure on Israel to halt its...

  • Jerusalem targeted anew by rockets, Netanyahu hurried to safe room

    3 weeks ago

    As rockets from the Gaza Strip targeted Jerusalem for a second straight day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to a special safe room.

    Two of the rockets fired Thursday afternoon were intercepted by Iron Dome and two landed in open areas.

    The armed wings of...

  • U.S. calls on Israel, Palestinians to de-escalate Gaza tensions

    3 weeks ago

    The United States on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to de-escalate tensions in Gaza and expressed concern for the safety of civilians on both sides as Israel pressed a campaign of air strikes and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland.

    State Department...

  • With leadership, threats might turn into opportunities in Israel

    By Uri Dromi

    3 weeks ago

    The recent cycle of violence in Israel, after a period of relative calm, raises concerns that perhaps we are on the threshold of another intifada, or another Operation Pillar of Defense (a full-scale operation in Gaza), or both. News from Israel on all television channels seems to...

  • Netanyahu speaks with slain Palestinian teen’s father; three suspects confess

    July 7, 2014 | 8:57 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the father of the Palestinian teen allegedly murdered by Jews in a revenge attack.

    Three of the six suspects arrested in the July 2 kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Mohammad Khdeir of eastern Jerusalem to avenge the slaying of...

  • Netanyahu: Murderers of Palestinian teen to face ‘full weight of law’

    July 7, 2014 | 8:33 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged following arrests in the murder of a Palestinian teen that the killers “will face the full weight of the law.”

    Israel’s Shin Bet security service announced Sunday that it had arrested “several Jewish suspects” in the kidnap and...

  • Kerry, Netanyahu discuss investigation of Palestinian teen’s death

    July 3, 2014 | 10:27 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an update on the investigation into the kidnapping and murder of a Palestinian teen.

    U.S. officials in Israel also remain in close contact with the investigation, State Department spokeswoman...

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