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  • L.A. grad Max Levin wounded in Gaza, recovering in Petah Tikva hospital

    By Jared Sichel

    4 days ago

    Max Levin, a 21-year-old New Community Jewish High School (NJCHS) graduate and Israeli soldier, is recovering in a central Israel hospital following injuries he sustained Wednesday in the Gaza Strip, when a booby-trapped house collapsed, killing three members of his paratrooper...

  • When your child fights in Gaza, this is how it feels

    By Jared Sichel

    5 days ago

    Jonathan and Daphne Orenshein do not like when an unknown number pops up on their cell phone. 

    Their son, Kevin, 21, operates a tank in the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) Givati unit and, as of his last report to his parents, was likely headed into a dense Gaza City neighborhood,...

  • Two U.S. citizens among Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza City

    1 week ago

    Two American citizens were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed in the heavy fighting in Gaza City’s Shujaiya neighborhood.

    Max Steinberg, 24, of Beersheba and Los Angeles, and Sean Carmeli, 21, of Raanana and South Padre Island, Texas, were members of the Golani Brigade killed...

  • 13 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza City battle

    1 week ago

    Thirteen Israeli soldiers were killed in heavy fighting in a Gaza City neighborhood.

    The soldiers from the Golani Brigade were killed since late Saturday night in Shujaiya, the Israel Defense Forces announced Sunday evening, bringing the death toll of Israeli soldiers since the...

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  • Israel probing deaths of four Palestinian boys shelled on Gaza beach

    2 weeks ago

    Israel’s military said it was investigating the deaths of four Palestinian boys who were playing on a Gaza City beach when it was shelled.

    Gaza officials said the shelling on Wednesday afternoon was an Israeli naval or aerial attack.

    “Based on preliminary results, the target of...

  • Israel bombs media car in downtown Gaza, kills driver, medics said

    3 weeks ago

    An Israeli aircraft targeted a civilian car in the center of Gaza City's busiest shopping street on Wednesday night and at least one person in the car, the driver, was killed, medics said.

    Video of the destroyed car showed it had large red stickers that read "TV". The killed...

  • Israel hits Hamas government buildings, reservists mobilized

    November 17, 2012 | 9:08 am

    Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister's office, after Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists in preparation for a possible ground invasion.

    Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up...

  • Intensive Israeli airstrikes blitz Gaza strip

    November 15, 2012 | 11:34 am

    Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, unleashing dozens of strikes in swift succession according to Reuters witnesses.

    The aerial bombardment set off earth-shaking thuds and fireballs in the dark sky and were met with screeches of...

  • Israel strikes Gaza targets

    February 16, 2012 | 10:40 am

    Israel’s Air Force struck what the military called two “terror activity sites” in the Gaza Strip.

    The attacks early Thursday morning were in response to four rockets fired on southern Israel Wednesday night, according to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces spokesman.

    The Air...

  • Palestinians rally for unity

    March 15, 2011 | 10:37 am

    Thousands of Palestinians rallied for unity in Ramallah and Gaza City.

    The rallies Tuesday were organized on Facebook by young Palestinian activists who are calling for an end to the division between Fatah, which governs the West Bank, and Hamas, which ousted Fatah and took over...

  • Briefs: ‘Christian Nation’ vote; Aid to P.A.

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Xmas Resolution Renews 'Christian Nation' Debate

    A seemingly benign U.S. congressional resolution supporting Christmas has become the latest fodder in the debate over whether America is a "Christian nation."

    Nearly all the members of the House of Representatives, including a majority...

  • Briefs: New Palestinian coalition government sworn in, Israel rejects new Palestinian coalition gove

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    P.A. Coalition Sworn In

    The Hamas-Fatah coalition was sworn in Saturday in a joint parliamentary session in Gaza City and Ramallah. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah, gave a conciliatory speech but his new partner in power, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, spoke...