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

    4 hours 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

    10 hours 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

    4 days 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

    5 days 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...

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

    5 days 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’

    5 days 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

    5 days 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

    5 days 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

    6 days 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

    6 days 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?

    1 week 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

    1 week 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

    1 week 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?

    1 week 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

    1 week 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

    2 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’

    2 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

    2 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

    2 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

    2 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

    2 weeks ago

    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’

    2 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • Israel boosts forces near Gaza as border heats up

    3 weeks ago

    Israel beefed up its forces along its frontier with the Gaza Strip and launched air strikes against militant Hamas targets there on Thursday in response to Palestinian cross-border rocket attacks.

    Israel also faced a second day of violent Palestinian protests in Jerusalem after...

  • Israeli expertise, meet California’s needs

    3 weeks ago

    We gathered in Silicon Valley this past March, all smiles and applause, to watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Gov. Jerry Brown sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership for Joint Innovation, Exchanges and Cooperation, or...

  • U.N. Security Council condemns murders of Israeli teens

    3 weeks ago

    The U.N. Security Council adopted a statement condemning and expressing “profound outrage” at the murder of three Israeli teenagers.

    “The members of the Security Council expressed their profound outrage at and condemned in the strongest terms the killing of three teenagers, whose...

  • Netanyahu: We will find and punish teens’ murderers

    3 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed in a televised address that Israel will capture the murderers of three Israeli teens no matter where they hide.

    “Whoever was involved in the kidnapping and the murder will bear the consequences. We will neither rest nor slacken until we...

  • For murdered teens, revenge is not enough

    By David Suissa

    3 weeks ago

    When I first heard the tragic news that the three kidnapped Israeli boys had been murdered by Palestinian terrorists, my immediate instinct was to cry out for revenge. What other sentiment could I have? How else to respond to such cruelty? Should we not punish the murderers and...

  • Israel mourns teenagers, strikes Hamas in Gaza

    3 weeks ago

    Tens of thousands of mourners joined in an outpouring of national grief on Tuesday at the burial of three Israeli teenagers whose kidnapping and killing Israel blamed on the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

    President Shimon Peres, a usually dovish elder statesman, echoed...

  • Israel finds bodies of three missing teenagers in West Bank

    3 weeks ago

    The bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found in the West Bank, and Israel vowed to punish Hamas, the Palestinian group it accuses of abducting and killing them.

    "They were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by beasts," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a...

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