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  • For Israelis under siege, a night different from all other nights

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 9, 2014 | 6:06 pm

    It’s the middle of the night in Israel but hardly anybody can sleep.

    Rockets and missiles are crackling across the dark sky. BOOM. Sirens are sounding throughout the land. Tanks are massing near the  Gaza border. BOOM. BOOM. The thud of explosives hitting the ground has the whole...

  • A call to boycott former Pink Floyd front man, Roger Waters

    March 15, 2012 | 10:35 am

    As many of you know, Israel is under assault. However, the perpetrators are not only Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran, but rather artists and musicians who are engaged in a Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Popular musicians—including Elvis Costello, The Pixies,...

  • IDF official: Nuclear Iran may curb Israeli border wars

    January 17, 2012 | 8:37 am

    A nuclear-armed Iran could deter Israel from going to war against Tehran’s guerrilla allies in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, a senior Israeli general said on Tuesday.

    The Jewish state sees the makings of a mortal threat in Iran’s uranium enrichment and missile programs, and has...

  • Opinion: Is Bibi bluffing on borders?

    By Douglas M. Bloomfield

    August 16, 2011 | 11:54 am

    Leaks from unnamed aides to Benjamin Netanyahu claim he has shifted positions on another critical peace process issue –borders—but so far there’s no official confirmation.  It appears to be a tactical move to derail the Palestinian strategy for a UN statehood resolution next...

  • Israel closing West Bank for Yom Kippur

    September 16, 2010 | 11:51 am

    Israel will close the West Bank for the Yom Kippur holiday, its army said.

    The crossings will close from midnight Thursday until midnight Saturday “in accordance with security assessments adopted by the defense establishment,” according to an Israel Defense Forces statement.

    Those needing medical attention will be allowed to cross into Israel, according to the statement. Humanitarian aid, as well as doctors, medical personnel, NGO members, attorneys and other professionals, will be coordinated by the Civil Administration.

  • Gaza’s Ties to Jewish History

    By Dina Kraft

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Modern Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip resumed only after the 1967 Six-Day War, but even with those settlements set to be evacuated, Jewish roots in the sandy strip of land where Egypt, Israel and the Mediterranean Sea meet run deep.

    Opinions differ on whether the area was or...

  • Geneva Initiative Is Merely a Dream

    By Micah D. Halpern

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Geneva initiative is a dream. It's unrealistic; it's hoopla. I suppose people need diversions in their lives.

    That it was a private Israeli citizen and members of the opposition party who drafted the initiative is fine in my book. That's not a crime in Israel. There is no Logan...

  • Hey Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In these portions, the borders of Israel are drawn in two different ways. Unfortunately, they conflict. Mattot indicates Israel's borders extend from the Nile River to the Euphrates River. But Maseh is much more moderate and reports Israel's borders are between Dan and Beersheva.