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  • Israel’s best kept secret (weapon) is a tour guide

    By Danielle Berrin

    3 weeks ago

    Our group’s infatuation with Michael Bauer began in a small conference room at Tel Aviv's Carlton Hotel, where he stood at the front of the room armed with a set of maps and taught the history of Israel — from Abraham to Operation Protective Edge, the most recent Gaza war — in 45...

  • Netanyahu says Netherlands, Israel to improve water, gas supply to Gaza

    3 weeks ago

    The Dutch government will assist Israel in improving water and gas supplies to energy-strapped Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday during a visit to the Netherlands.

    Netanyahu said that while his government is in a conflict with "terrorists" in the occupied...

  • Rabin’s granddaughter, ex-military and gov’t officials call for Israeli referendum on territories

    3 weeks ago

    The granddaughter of slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin joined a group of former Israeli military and government officials in launching a campaign demanding a referendum on the future of the West Bank and Gaza.

    Groups including Peace Now and Blue White Future also initiated the...

  • The Gaza problem is a temperamental litmus test

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 23, 2016 | 4:06 am

    The launch of a rocket at the town of Sderot, by a Palestinian terrorist group, came out of nowhere. This summer, Hamas seems preoccupied with political shenanigans – wanting to score a victory in as many elections as possible both in Gaza and, more importantly, in the West Bank –...

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  • Israel to pay Turkey $20 million in compensation after six-year rift

    August 17, 2016 | 10:13 am

    Turkish lawmakers on Wednesday submitted to parliament a settlement deal with Israel that would see Israel pay Ankara $20 million within 25 days in return for Turkey dropping outstanding legal claims, ending a six-year rift.

    Relations between the two countries crumbled after...

  • 2nd Gaza humanitarian worker indicted for assisting Hamas

    August 9, 2016 | 8:45 am

    A United Nations humanitarian aid worker in Gaza used his position to provide material assistance to the terrorist efforts of Hamas, Israel’s Shin Bet security service said.

    Waheed Borsh, 38, was indicted in Beersheba District Court on Tuesday for assisting Hamas. It is the...

  • DNC video highlights Clinton’s Israel record, role in Iran deal

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    July 26, 2016 | 7:02 pm

    On Tuesday, as delegates and party leaders gathered to formally nominate Hillary Clinton for president in Philadelphia, the Democratic National Convention Committee released a five minute video highlighting Clinton’s accomplishment and leadership skills as secretary of state.

    The...

  • Turkish ship with Gaza-bound aid docks at Ashdod, first since reconciliation

    July 5, 2016 | 9:49 am

    A Turkish ship packed with aid for the Gaza Strip arrived in Israel, the first since Turkey and Israel reached a reconciliation deal that allows such transfers.

    The cargo ship docking at Ashdod, just north of Gaza, on Sunday afternoon was bearing 10,000 tons of humanitarian...

  • Violence, settlements, Gaza undermine hope for Mideast peace: U.N.

    June 30, 2016 | 10:07 am

    Violence and incitement, settlement expansion and a lack of control of Gaza by the Palestinian Authority are undermining hope for Middle East peace, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday, citing a report by the Middle East peace "Quartet".

    U.N. Middle East envoy Nickolay...

  • Reports: Senior Hamas official defects to Israel, Gaza hit with airstrike

    June 14, 2016 | 3:22 pm

    A senior Hamas officer from Gaza reportedly has defected to Israel.

    Bassam Mahmoud Baraka, who is believed to have extensive knowledge of Hamas’ underground tunnel networks, has been missing for several days and may have fled to Israel, Haaretz reported Tuesday, citing several...

  • NY Times removes quotation marks from Israeli ‘occupation’

    May 27, 2016 | 11:48 am

    The New York Times removed quotation marks originally used around “occupation” in one of its news stories.

    The word appears in the phrase “Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza” in the article published Wednesday about the Bernie Sanders-led push to change the Democratic...

  • Israeli troops near Gaza come under mortar fire, 2 rockets fired into Israel

    May 5, 2016 | 9:14 am

    Israeli troops stationed on the border with Gaza came under mortar fire Thursday as two rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel.

    The afternoon attack, the sixth in three days, came shortly after the Israel Defense Forces said it had discovered a Hamas-dug terror tunnel...

  • Israel bombs Gaza targets in retaliation for Hamas shelling

    May 4, 2016 | 1:35 pm

    Israel bombed five targets in Gaza after Hamas fired more than five mortar rounds into Israel in a 24-hour period — an escalation attributed to Israel’s intensified efforts to detect and destroy Hamas’ underground tunnels leading toward and across its border.

    Israel Air Force...

  • In Gaza, hand surgery gets remote assistance from Beirut

    May 4, 2016 | 11:43 am

    At a hospital in northern Gaza, a young patient is being prepared for hand surgery as one of the doctors leading the operation watches on – from nearly 200 miles away in Beirut.

    In the Lebanese capital Doctor Ghassan Abu Sitta is guiding colleagues at Gaza's Al-Awda hospital via...

  • Israeli troops come under mortar fire from Gaza

    May 4, 2016 | 8:18 am

    Israeli troops came under mortar fire from Gaza while performing engineering work near the border fence.

    The Israel Defense Forces responded to the Wednesday morning attack by shelling Hamas-run military posts in Gaza, the IDF said.

    No Israeli soldiers were injured in the...

  • Attempt to smuggle rocket-manufacturing material into Gaza thwarted

    May 3, 2016 | 9:09 am

    A shipment of 40 tons of salt set to cross into Gaza was discovered to contain four tons of hidden ammonium chloride, which is used to produce long-range rockets.

    The shipment was inspected at the Nitzana Crossing, which is used to transfer goods among Egypt, Israel and the...

  • Israel to reopen second crossing for trucks into Gaza

    May 2, 2016 | 1:53 pm

    Israel plans to reopen a second border point for commercial traffic into the Gaza Strip, an official said on Monday, a step in gradually easing the blockade imposed on the Palestinian enclave since 2007.

    The decision to allow trucks through the Erez terminal, on Gaza's...

  • Sanders: Netanyahu is ‘wrong on occasion’

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 18, 2016 | 9:28 am

    Bernie Sanders is not backing down on his claim that Israel used ‘disproportionate’ force against Hamas in the 2014 Gaza war.

    “You cannot ignore the needs of the Palestinian people,” Sanders said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week” program on Sunday. “I think in the...

  • Gaza terror tunnel into Israel discovered

    April 18, 2016 | 8:26 am

    A Hamas-built tunnel from Gaza into Israel aimed at executing terror attacks has been discovered, the Israel Defense Forces said Monday.

    The tunnel is the first to be found since Operation Protective Edge, the summer 2014 Gaza War, according to the IDF, which worked in...

  • Sanders doubles down on Israel criticism

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 15, 2016 | 10:51 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doubled down on his comments regarding Israel’s military campaign against Hamas in the 2014 war in Gaza during the Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn, NY, on Thursday. 

    “I do believe that Israel was subjected to terrorist...

  • The Malicious Anti-Israel Lie Told by Jews.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 14, 2016 | 6:22 pm

    “Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic!”

    That is a great lie.  It’s told by Jews.  It hurts Jews.  It damages Israel.

    It’s a lie because it’s meant to silence those who speak against anti-Israel rhetoric.

    It’s a lie because it’s propagated by those who are the enemies of...

  • Jewish groups blast Sanders over Israel stance

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 11, 2016 | 10:58 am

    Bernie Sanders didn’t help himself with the Jewish community in New York – a strong constituency in next week’s primary – as he doubled down on his criticism of Israel’s 2014 military action in Gaza.

    “Was Israel’s response disproportionate? I think it was,” Sanders said during an...

  • Navigating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through Airbnb

    By  Orit Arfa

    April 6, 2016 | 12:17 pm

    The first decision an adventurous traveler faces when seeking an Airbnb property in the West Bank is what to type in the search box: “West Bank”? “Judea and Samaria”? “Israel”? “Palestine”? The blinking cursor symbolizes the confusion and controversy surrounding the...

  • Starving animals up for sale at Gaza zoo

    March 7, 2016 | 11:43 am

    A Gaza zoo owner is putting the last of his starving animals up for sale.

    Mohammad Oweida once hosted family and school outings at his zoo in Khan Younis in the southern part of the Palestinian territory. But war and economic hardship intervened to turn the venture into what is...

  • Hamas blames Israel after operative killed in Gaza tunnel collapse

    March 3, 2016 | 1:33 pm

    Another tunnel under Gaza has collapsed, killing a Hamas operative digging it, and the terrorist group’s military wing is blaming Israel.

    The tunnel collapse Thursday in southern Gaza killed Muhammad Musa al Astal of Khan Younis, the Times of Israel reported. Days earlier, a...

  • Why the world turns a blind eye to the battle between Hamas and the PA

    March 2, 2016 | 2:15 pm

    Civil servants in Gaza have gone on strike. For a change, this strike has nothing to do with Israel. On the contrary, 50,000 Gazan workers are striking against Hamas.

    In Gaza, striking involves more than parading with placards and not going to work. In Gaza, strikes and protests...

  • Londoner who traveled to Gaza on aid convoy is ISIS executioner

    February 8, 2016 | 8:14 am

    A British national who traveled to the Middle East on a Gaza aid flotilla with anti-Israel lawmaker George Galloway has been identified as a member of an Islamic State execution cell that once was led by the notorious “Jihadi John.”

    The cell member has been identified as Alexanda...

  • Israelis near Gaza fear Hamas is tunneling beneath them

    February 1, 2016 | 10:56 am

    Nissim Hakmon and his neighbors say they hear banging and clattering at night. They are convinced it can only mean one thing: Hamas is tunneling under their homes from Gaza and will one day emerge, guns blazing, to attack or kidnap them.

    The Israeli government says its...

  • Hamas announces its ‘heroes’ are digging new tunnels and ‘experimenting with rockets’

    January 29, 2016 | 11:36 am

    Palestinian “heroes” are digging tunnels to be used in future attacks on Israel, Hamas’ senior political leader said.

    At a funeral in Gaza City Friday for seven Hamas operatives killed when rain and flooding caused a tunnel they were working on to collapse, Ismail Haniyeh said...

  • 8 Hamas members missing in Gaza tunnel collapse

    January 27, 2016 | 1:24 pm

    Eight members of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas have not been accounted for since an underground tunnel collapsed in Gaza.

    Rain and flooding caused the collapse of the tunnel, located near Jabaliya in northern Gaza, on Wednesday, various media outlets reported.

    “The...

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