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  • Israel says it prefers diplomacy but is ready to invade Gaza

    November 19, 2012 | 9:36 am

    Israel bombed dozens more targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday and said that, while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire.

    Egypt said a deal for a truce could be close, though by...

  • Homs shelled as Syria demands ‘neutral’ U.N. mission

    April 18, 2012 | 7:40 am

    Syria challenged the United Nations chief over the size and scope of a U.N. truce monitoring mission on Wednesday, resisting a larger presence as its army shelled targets in the city of Homs in violation of the ceasefire.

    Despite the seven-day-old truce agreement between government...

  • Israeli strike kills three civilians

    April 8, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Israeli combat aircraft reportedly killed three Palestinian civilians in a retaliatory attack.

    Palestinian officials were quoted by Israeli media as saying that a 45 year old woman, her 20 year old daughter and a 55 year old man were killed in the attack Friday on the southern Gaza...

  • Netanyahu says Israel ‘regrets’ hitting Palestinian civilians

    March 22, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he regretted the accidental killing of four members of a Palestinian family in their Gaza home by Israeli tank fire.

    Netanyahu in a statement Tuesday from the Prime Minister’s Office emphasized that the shooting was in response to fire by Hamas...

  • Cluster Silence

    By Rob Eshman

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I haven't heard major Jewish groups rush to comment on Israel's use of cluster bombs in the war against Hezbollah. When they have spoken up, they've either weakly defended Israel's actions or expressed their concerns in private.

    What a mistake.

    Cluster bombs burst into bomblets...

  • Camps Spotlight Double Standard

    By Michael J. Jordan

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Armed gunmen roamed freely in U.N. refugee camps. They stockpiled weapons, recruited refugees and launched cross-border attacks.

    In response, opposing forces attacked the camps, aiming for the gunmen -- but sometimes cutting down civilians in the process.

    The international...