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  • Islamic State attack in Egypt's North Sinai kills at least 70

    2 days ago

    UPDATED 10:11am/PST: Initial reports said 50 dead in attacks

    Islamic State insurgents attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in a co-ordinated assault in which at least 70 combatants and civilians were killed -- one of the biggest militant...

  • Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza

    2 days ago

    Islamic State insurgents threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organization that rules the Palestinian territory, of being insufficiently stringent about religious enforcement.

    The video statement, issued from...

  • Israel, Palestinians say to investigate Gaza warcrime accusations

    4 days ago

    Israel and the Palestinians promised on Monday to investigate alleged war crimes committed by their forces during the 2014 Gaza war, amid growing calls for an end to impunity on both sides.

    During an often virulent three-hour debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council, boycotted by...

  • Palestinians submit first case material against Israel to Hague court

    1 week ago

    The Palestinian Authority made its first submission of evidence of alleged Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court on Thursday, trying to speed up an ICC inquiry into abuses committed during last year's Gaza conflict.

    The move may leave Israel in a quandary since...

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  • Beyond Iran and Gaza, Israel has socioeconomic worries too

    1 week ago

    With news focused on Gaza, Iran and the West Bank, it can be easy to forget that Israel has problems within its borders, too. Though Israelis rarely do. Thankfully, we now have a 62-page booklet full of graphs and charts to remind us.

    Published last week by the Taub Center for...

  • Israel cancels Gazans’ entry permits for Ramadan following rocket attack

    1 week ago

    Israel canceled the permits allowing some 500 Gaza Palestinians to enter Israel and pray on the Temple Mount for Ramadan following a rocket attack from the coastal strip.

    The coordinator of government activity in the territories, Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, told the Palestinian...

  • Owning up to truths: The UNHRC and its report

    1 week ago

    The report on last summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas by a committee representing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) elicited the usual response from the Israel government – even before its formal release on Monday!  Prime Minister Netanyahu declared that the...

  • Rocket fired from Gaza lands near kibbutz

    1 week ago

    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an open area near a kibbutz in southern Israel not far from the Gaza border.
     
    No injuries or damages were reported from the rocket, which landed on Tuesday night, setting off alarms in several Israeli towns near northern Gaza, the ...
  • The value of apology

    1 week ago

    As the 10th anniversary of the Gaza disengagement approaches, the media in Israel have naturally started looking back on that event. Last Shabbat, Yedioth Ahronoth featured a photo essay showing once-thriving Jewish communities now used as launching pads at Israel.

    The...

  • Israel disputes U.N. report finding it may have committed Gaza war crimes

    2 weeks ago

    Israel disputed on Monday the findings of a U.N. report that it may have committed war crimes in the 2014 Gaza conflict, saying its forces acted "according to the highest international standards".

    There was no immediate comment from Hamas, the dominant Palestinian movement in the...

  • U.N. report: Israel, Palestinians may have committed war crimes in Gaza

    2 weeks ago

    U.N. investigators said on Monday that Israel and Palestinian militant groups committed grave abuses of international humanitarian law during the 2014 Gaza conflict that may amount to war crimes.

    They called on all sides to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC),...

  • Palestinian unity government resigns

    2 weeks ago

    The Palestinian unity government between Hamas and Fatah has resigned and the Palestinian Authority’s prime minister has been asked to form a new government.

    Resignation letters were given to P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Wednesday, the French news agency AFP...

  • Fatah official: Palestinian unity government on verge of collapse

    2 weeks ago

    The Palestinians’ unity government forged last year between Hamas and Fatah will dissolve within the next 24 hours, a senior Palestinian official said.

    “The government will resign in the next 24 hours because this one is weak and there is no chance that Hamas will allow it to...

  • Palestinians given more Temple Mount access during Ramadan

    2 weeks ago

    Hundreds of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza will be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount on Fridays during Ramadan.

    Israel’s Defense Ministry made the announcement on Tuesday, a day ahead of the start of the Muslim holy month. The Palestinians will also be allowed to...

  • After fleeing Syria’s war, chef becomes a star in Gaza

    3 weeks ago

     It is a safe bet that no one made it as a celebrity chef following the same path as Wareef Hameedo.

    Three years ago, the 34-year-old was running a small restaurant in a mall in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Then it was heavily bombed in Syria's civil war. Members of his family fled...

  • IDF closes one war crimes probe, opens three new ones

    3 weeks ago

     Israeli military prosecutors closed a probe into the death of four children in Gaza last year and opened three new ones — including an alleged revenge shelling.

    The Israel Defense Forces’ announcement Thursday on the closure of the probe said the children’s deaths on a Gaza...

  • Hamas gains in popularity in Gaza, West Bank since war with Israel

    3 weeks ago

    The Islamist Hamas movement that dominates Gaza has gained in popularity among all Palestinians since last year's war with Israel, but most feel the devastation caused by the conflict outweighs its achievements, a new poll shows.

    Pollster Khalil Shikaki of the Palestinian Centre...

  • World’s silent acquiescence of Palestinian Jew-hatred is helping to destroy any chance for peace

    3 weeks ago

    There have been repeated calls for President Barack Obama and the leaders of the P5+1 to denounce the Ayatollah Khamenei’s genocidal threats against the Jewish state. No such public protest has been or is likely to be made in the frantic push leading up to the June 30th deadline...

  • Op-Ed: Time for a regional solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    3 weeks ago

    In the last 48 hours, rockets from Gaza were again fired at innocent civilians. This cannot be tolerated. The Israel Defense Forces must respond swiftly and without hesitation. We, as the opposition, will support strong government action.

    Yet such action cannot stand alone. We...

  • Netanyahu slams world’s silence following rocket attacks

    June 8, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the international community’s failure to speak out against renewed rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel.

    Rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel on Saturday evening — the third attack in two weeks. In response the Israel...

  • Israel hits Gaza targets in retaliation for rocket attack

    June 4, 2015 | 8:52 am

    Israel retaliated on Thursday for rockets fired at it from Gaza with bombing raids against three militant training camps, and a radical group sympathetic with Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on Israel.

    Witnesses and medics said the predawn attacks on two...

  • More Gaza rockets, more Gaza fears

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 4, 2015 | 4:06 am

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    More rockets were fired tonight from Gaza at Israel, for the second time within a few days. Israel responded as you'd expect it would in such a situation. Gaza is a problem that was not solved last year, when Israel and Hamas had an extensive round of violence, and will not be...

  • Two rockets fired from Gaza, no injuries reported

    June 3, 2015 | 3:05 pm

    Two rockets fired from Gaza landed in open areas in Israel’s Negev Desert.

    No injuries were reported from the rockets fired Wednesday night, the Times of Israel reported.

    The attack came eight days after a Grad rocket fired from Gaza landed in the Israeli town of Gan Yavneh....

  • Rockets fired from Gaza at southern Israel

    June 3, 2015 | 2:33 pm

    Three rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza, police said on Wednesday, after warning sirens were heard in Israeli towns near the border.

    There were no casualties, police said. No militant groups in Gaza issued any claims of responsibility.

    A week ago Gaza militants launched...

  • Israel, Palestinians pull back after Gaza exchange of fire

    May 27, 2015 | 8:32 am

    Israel and Palestinian militants appeared to be pulling back on Wednesday from further hostilities after Israel responded with air strikes to a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip.

    No casualties were reported on either side of the border, and Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon...

  • Police say one rocket fired from Gaza Strip towards Israel

    May 26, 2015 | 11:27 am

    This is a breaking news story. Check back for details.

    UPDATE 12:19 p.m.: Israeli police said one rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed in Israel on Tuesday and no damage or injuries were reported.

    Earlier reports by Israeli media said five rockets had been fired but it...

  • Hamas says Islamic State has no foothold in Gaza

    May 14, 2015 | 8:57 am

    Islamic State sympathizers in the Gaza Strip are making their presence felt on social media, but the enclave's Hamas rulers said on Thursday the group has no real foothold in the Palestinian territory.

    Statements signed "Supporters of the Islamic State" have appeared recently on...

  • Israel’s lesson for a Latina

    May 13, 2015 | 4:20 pm

    I’d been to Israel before as a CBS news correspondent covering Saddam Hussein lobbing Scuds into Tel Aviv. I marveled at Israel’s spirit and saw firsthand how critical America’s alliance is to Israel’s security. But my last trip was very different. 

    I was part of an elite...

  • Young businesswomen in Gaza struggle

    May 7, 2015 | 10:54 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    In the traditionally conservative Palestinian society of the densely populated Gaza Strip, women do not have many opportunities for entrepreneurship. Women usually marry young and raise large families. Yet a small number of women...

  • Tribute outshines controversy at UCLA Heschel conference

    By Jared Sichel

    May 5, 2015 | 5:03 pm

    During the two weeks leading up to a major conference at UCLA to honor the late rabbi and civil rights leader Abraham Joshua Heschel, controversy swirled around one of the event’s two keynote speakers — Cornel West — an outspoken academic who severely criticized Israel during its...

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