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  • Assad and Nasrallah threaten new front line in Golan

    May 10, 2013 | 11:51 am

    Threats from Damascus and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah to turn the Golan Heights into a "resistance front" against Israel could end nearly four decades of calm across the increasingly tense cease-fire line separating Israeli and Syrian forces.

    President Bashar al-Assad, and his...

  • Syria violating agreement with Israel, Ban tells U.N. Security Council

    December 4, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    The Syrian government is violating a 1974 disengagement agreement with Israel, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

    Syria is deploying military equipment and troops over the cease-fire line on the Golan Heights, Ban said in a report delivered Monday to the Security Council,...

  • U.S. senators urge Morsi to halt Gaza arms smuggling

    December 4, 2012 | 10:27 am

    A bipartisan slate of U.S. senators urged Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to crack down on arms smuggling into the Gaza Strip.

    "In order for the cease-fire to hold, it is imperative that your government bolster its efforts to halt all weapons smuggling taking place via both...

  • The two faces of Morsi: Power-hungry peace broker?

    November 27, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    Is Morsi morphing into Mubarak?

    Last week Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi earned U.S. kudos that were quickly followed by expressions of concern -- the former for brokering the truce that ended the Israel-Hamas mini-war, the latter for then decreeing himself absolute powers.

    ...
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  • Operation Pillar of Defense: Lessons learned

    November 21, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    As Israel and Hamas mostly stilled their guns Wednesday night after reaching a cease-fire agreement, ending eight days of intense bombardment, both sides took home some new lessons about their foes.

    By firing longer-range rockets capable of reaching Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Hamas...

  • Meeting Clinton, Netanyahu demands ‘long-term’ Gaza deal

    November 20, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    Israel is prepared to escalate its Gaza Strip offensive but would prefer a long-term diplomatic solution to the threat of rockets from the Palestinian enclave, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

    "If there is a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to this...

  • Cease-fire may be close; Israel, Egypt say no deal yet

    November 20, 2012 | 10:57 am

    A Hamas official said Egyptian mediators had clinched a truce with Israel on Tuesday that would go into effect within hours, but Egypt and Israel said a Gaza cease-fire deal was still up in the air after a week of fighting.

    "The talks are still continuing," an Egyptian official,...

  • Israel-Gaza conflict: Low expectations

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 20, 2012 | 10:40 am

    No one knows for sure why the Gaza hostilities began. 

    We know that there had been weeks of intensifying rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip, rockets fired by various Palestinian groups that were tolerated, even encouraged by the governing Hamas. And we know that the Israeli...

  • Gaza truce deal not finalized, Israeli government spokesman says

    November 20, 2012 | 9:48 am

    A cease-fire deal with Gaza militants has not been finalized and the "ball is still in play," Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev told CNN on Tuesday.

    "Until you're there, you're not there," he said.

    Shortly before, an Hamas official said a deal had been reached during talks brokered by Egypt, adding that the ceasefire would come into effect at midnight .

    Reporting by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; editing by Crispian Balmer

  • Clinton heading to Israel for cease-fire talks

    November 20, 2012 | 9:24 am

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to Israel to discuss plans for a cease-fire.

    Clinton, one of several world leaders who will arrive or have already arrived in Israel to press for a cease-fire, reportedly is scheduled to meet Wednesday with Prime Minister...

  • With cease-fire talks proceeding, Israel reportedly holding off on ground invasion

    November 20, 2012 | 9:12 am

    Israel reportedly has held off on a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip in order to give cease-fire talks a chance to work.

    News reports on Tuesday cited an unnamed Israeli official as saying that the ground invasion was delayed as Egypt attempts to negotiate a cease-fire between...

  • Informal ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, brokered by Egypt, holding

    October 25, 2012 | 7:11 am

    Israel and Hamas reportedly were observing an informal ceasefire, brokered by Egypt.

    The ceasefire reportedly went into effect at midnight on Thursday morning, though a lone mortar shell was fired at southern Israel at about 9 a.m. Thursday, several hours after the unofficial...

  • Egypt brokering cease-fire between Israel and Palestinians

    June 21, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    As rockets continued to fall on southern Israel, Egypt reportedly was working to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian terror groups in Gaza.

    There was little information reported about Thursday’s cease-fire talks, which are aimed at stopping the terror groups’ rocket...

  • With rocket fire continuing, southern Israeli schools are closed

    March 15, 2012 | 8:40 am

    Schools were closed in southern Israel again as rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continued to strike despite a cease-fire.

    The cities of Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Kiryat Malachi and Gan Yavne canceled classes for Thursday after several rockets targeted Beersheba the day before....

  • Israeli retaliatory strikes hit Gaza amid cease-fire

    March 14, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Despite a cease-fire that has held for about a day, Israel’s military struck two sites in Gaza in retaliation for attacks on Israel following a cease-fire announcement.

    Israel’s Air Force fired on what it called two “terrorist activity sites” in northern Gaza early Wednesday...

  • Israelis see Iran ‘mini-drill’ in Gaza flare-up

    March 13, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Israel has emerged from the past few days of fighting with Palestinians in Gaza more confident that its advanced missile shield and civil defenses can perform well in any war with Iran.

    “In a sense, this was a mini-drill” for Iran, an Israeli official said on Tuesday after an...

  • Rockets land in Israel despite reported cease-fire

    March 13, 2012 | 8:51 am

    At least seven rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza exploded in Israel after reports of an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.

    Egypt announced that a cease-fire between terrorist groups in Egypt and Israel came into effect at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

    “We are still following the situation...

  • After rapid escalation, Israel, Egypt and Hamas try to hold their fire

    August 23, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    For now, it seems, a tentative cease-fire is holding.

    But after five days of violence that saw a deadly terrorist attack near Eilat, intense rocket fire from Hamas-controlled Gaza into southern Israel and new tremors in the Egypt-Israel relationship, Israeli leaders are keeping an...

  • Egypt acts on border region as Israel tensions linger

    August 22, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    Egypt announced plans to develop a region bordering Israel on Monday after Israeli officials blamed its loosening grip on the area for the killing of eight Israelis by armed militants, inflaming tensions between the two neighbors.

    Five Egyptian security personnel died when Israeli...

  • Palestinians announce ceasefire after five-day rocket barrage

    August 22, 2011 | 11:31 am

    Palestinian factions in Gaza appeared to be observing a ceasefire with Israel reportedly brokered by Egypt.

    The Popular Resistance Committee, blamed for last week’s coordinated attacks near Eilat that left eight Israelis dead, on Monday announced a “temporary halt of rocket fire,”...

  • Israel, Gaza terrorists enter cease-fire

    April 11, 2011 | 8:10 am

    Israel and terrorist groups in Gaza reportedly agreed to a cease-fire.

    The agreement came late Sunday night and was followed by a Kassam rocket fired on Ashkelon and ten mortar shells that hit southern Israel. Israel did not respond to the rockets, showing that the cease-fire was...

  • IDF strikes kill nine in Gaza as barrage of mortars hits Israel

    April 8, 2011 | 11:42 am

    Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip killed four Hamas militants and five Palestinian civilians on Friday as a fresh spike in cross-border violence continued for a second day.

    The Israel Defense Forces said it had “identified two terrorist squads from Hamas” and hit them from the...

  • Libya army declares immediate ceasefire as Western powers continue air strikes

    March 20, 2011 | 1:40 pm

    The Libyan armed forces have issued a command to all units to observe an immediate ceasefire, a Libyan army spokesman told a news conference on Sunday.

    “The Libyan armed forces ... have issued a command to all military units to safeguard an immediate ceasefire from 9 p.m. this...

  • Libya declares cease-fire in wake of UN vote to intervene [VIDEO]

    March 18, 2011 | 8:53 am

    Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa annouces a cease-fire.

    Libya declared a ceasefire in the country and will comply with a United Nations resolution passed overnight, Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa said on Friday. The conciliatory message was in sharp contrast to comments...

  • Hamas reportedly accepts cease-fire proposal

    January 14, 2009 | 3:58 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Hamas officials reportedly agreed to an Egyptian cease-fire proposal, though it’s not clear whether Hamas’ leadership in
    Syria agrees.

    Egyptian officials told Arabic-language media that a visiting Hamas delegation accepted the cease-fire proposal Wednesday...

  • Cease-fire with Hamas appears imminent

    By Leslie Susser

    June 17, 2008 | 3:51 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—A six-month cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, due to go into effect Thursday, could help create conditions for wider peacemaking between Israel and the Palestinians.

    But there are two huge potential stumbling blocks: Israeli generals doubt whether the “tahadiyeh,”...

  • Wary Olmert takes chance on Gaza cease-fire

    By Leslie Susser

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Disappointed by cease-fires so often in the past, but casting an eye to a better future, Israelis greeted this week's cease-fire announcement in the Gaza Strip with a mixture of skepticism, fear and hope.

    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is determined to give the truce a chance in the...

  • Gap-Year Kids Leave to Study For A Year in Israel

    By Ali Austerlitz

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Many college-bound high school graduates are packing up their inflatable sofas and plan to stay abreast Middle East news using wireless laptops. But some of their peers will get a real-time glimpse of current events as they prepare for a year of study in Israel.

    In the wake of the...

  • Mideast’s New Reality

    By M.J. Rosenberg

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It's not often that Mel Weiss is heard complimenting President Bush. But after hearing the President's response to the victory of Hamas in last week's Palestinian elections, that's just what Weiss did.

    Weiss -- one of the country's most prominent lawyers, a longtime Jewish community...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Abdullah Takes Saudi Throne

    The successor to the late Saudi King Fahd has previously proposed a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Crown Prince Abdullah, who was pronounced monarch within hours of Fahd's death of a long illness Monday, authored a Middle East peace plan endorsed...

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