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  • Israeli broadcaster says Palestinians bust West Bank bomber cell

    8 hours ago

    Israel's national broadcaster on Tuesday said Palestinian authorities had prevented a bomb attack on Israeli troops in the West Bank, a report suggesting the strength of security ties despite public feuding over a two-month wave of unrest.

    Israel Radio said six Islamic Jihad...

  • A plea for Syrian refugees: ‘never again’

    1 week ago

    Having spent a career helping women and civil society activists in the most challenging places on Earth, we thought we had seen the worst man could do. Helping society rebound in the killing fields in Cambodia; documenting Saddam’s genocide in northern Iraq; helping resolve...

  • Wave of violence spells trouble for Israel’s ‘Mr. Security’

    October 19, 2015 | 11:13 am

    The sound of a fist banging on a table came through sharp and clear as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his anger captured on a leaked audio tape, berated his own party members for not having his back in confronting a Palestinian wave of attacks.

    "I expect support from each and...

  • Netanyahu: Israel will settle accounts with murderers

    October 13, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to implement new measures to bring quiet to Israeli cities amid a wave of terror attacks.

    “Israel will come to settle accounts with the murderers and those who want to kill, and anyone who helps them. Not only won’t they have any...

  • Third intifada? The Palestinian violence is Israel’s new normal

    October 13, 2015 | 11:58 am

    Israelis have become accustomed to dismal news in the past few weeks – mornings and evenings punctuated by stabbings, car attacks and rock throwing.

    The cycle of random violence has left dozens of Israelis and Palestinians dead, and many fearing the worst: The start of a third...

  • U.S. says it considers violent acts against Israel as terrorism

    October 9, 2015 | 1:27 pm

    The United States considers violence in East Jerusalem to be acts of terrorism against Israel, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Friday.

    Spokesman John Kirby told reporters the United States "condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against both Israeli and...

  • Six killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens

    October 9, 2015 | 10:42 am

    Israeli troops shot dead six Palestinians in protests in Gaza and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel on Friday in a wave of violence that has fueled talk of a new uprising against Israel.

    The soldiers shot across the border into Gaza after the...

  • West Bank, Gaza crossings closed for Yom Kippur

    September 22, 2015 | 9:27 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon ordered a general closure of the West Bank and Gaza for the Yom Kippur holiday.

    All crossings will be closed from noon Tuesday until one minute before midnight Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces announced. Crossings based on medical and...

  • Israel retaliates for rockets fired from Gaza

    September 21, 2015 | 10:47 am

    Israel in retaliatory airstrikes targeted what the military called “three terror sites” in Gaza.

    The Saturday morning strikes came in response to rockets fired the previous evening from the Gaza Strip on southern Israeli communities. One rocket landed in Sderot, reportedly...

  • Protests greet Netanyahu on British visit

    September 9, 2015 | 9:19 pm

    Some 300 demonstrators waving flags and "Free Palestine" banners staged a noisy protest in central London on Wednesday against the two-day visit to Britain this week of Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Minor scuffles with police broke out as they surged into the main...

  • Israel to allow Palestinian soccer players to travel for West Bank match

    August 31, 2015 | 1:13 pm

    Israel will allow a soccer match in the West Bank between a Palestinian team and a squad from the United Arab Emirates.

    The Sept. 8 match at the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium in Al-Ram, northeast of Jerusalem, will test Israel’s stated willingness to relax its travel restrictions on...

  • Gaza rocket strikes Israel, no injuries reported; IDF hits back

    August 27, 2015 | 10:42 am

    A rocket fired from Gaza struck an open area in Israel, causing no injuries or damage.

    The rocket hit an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council, adjacent to the Gaza Strip, late Wednesday night. In response, the Israel Defense Forces bombed a weapons production plant in central...

  • Hamas political chief confirms negotiations with Israel

    August 21, 2015 | 8:16 am

    Hamas political chief Khaled Meshaal confirmed that his organization is negotiating with Israel over a long-term truce and described the talks as “very positive.”

    In an interview with a London-based Qatari newspaper published Friday, Meshaal said former British Prime Minister...

  • Family of Ethiopian-Israeli believed held by Hamas rallies for his release

    August 17, 2015 | 3:53 pm

    The family of an Ethiopian Israeli believed to be imprisoned in Gaza by Hamas rallied on his behalf outside an Israeli prison where Palestinian prisoners are held.

    The rally Monday outside the Hadarim Detention Center was the first on behalf of Avera Mengistu, 29, whose family...

  • In Paris, ‘Tel Aviv on Seine’ goes ahead under heavy security

    August 13, 2015 | 9:47 am

    Hundreds of police deployed in the heart of Paris on Thursday to monitor a celebration of Tel Aviv and a nearby rally against it staged by pro-Gaza demonstrators during a beach festival on the banks of the Seine river.

    Paris' decision to fete the Israeli city as "Tel Aviv on...

  • Captured Hamas fighter provides terror tunnel information

    August 11, 2015 | 11:16 am

    A captured Hamas fighter has provided information to Israeli security services about the location of tunnels between Gaza and Israel, planned attacks on Israel and the Hamas-Iran connection.

    Ibrahim Shaer, 21, from Rafah in Gaza, was captured in a joint operation of the Shin Bet...

  • Ten years to the ‘disengagement’ from Gaza: One reason to rejoice

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 6, 2015 | 4:05 am

    We, the Jews, are a people used to expulsion and immigration. And we have a long memory. We were exiled from Jerusalem many years ago, as all Jews were reminded on Tisha BeAv. We were kicked out of Spain, and from Portugal, and from England, and within Russia into the so called...

  • Lessons of Gaza

    By Uri Dromi

    August 4, 2015 | 5:47 pm

    Anniversaries always present us with an opportunity to reflect on the past and to try to learn from history.

    British military thinker and historian B.H. Liddell Hart wote a book titled “Why Don’t We Learn From History?” In that book, Liddell Hart teaches us that “those who read...

  • Gush Katif: Rebuilding and healing 10 years later

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 4, 2015 | 5:42 pm

    A drive through the Israeli city of Nitzan tells the story of the slow, painful rehabilitation of the communities of Gush Katif, the former settlement bloc known as the “harvest belt” of Gaza before Israel’s withdrawal 10 years ago. Located between Ashdod and Ashkelon, about 45...

  • U.N. calls on Palestinians in Gaza to hand over Israeli nationals

    July 14, 2015 | 10:41 am

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Palestinians in Gaza to provide information about two Israelis believed to be held there.

    Ban on Monday also called for their prompt return to their families, The Associated Press reported.

    Ethiopian-Israel Avera Mengistu...

  • Iran: An agreement to empower evil

    By David Suissa

    July 14, 2015 | 12:14 am

    While everyone else is weighing in on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, I can name one person who probably hates it: Atena Farghadani.

    Farghadani is a 28-year-old Iranian artist and activist who was sentenced last month to 12 years and nine months in an Iranian prison because...

  • Hamas negotiator on Israeli detainees was released in Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange

    By JNi.media

    July 13, 2015 | 12:11 pm

    This article first appeared on Jewish News International.

    Yahya Sinwar, one of the founders of the military wing of Hamas and an organizer of the abduction and murder of IDF soldier Nachshon Waxman, was appointed Sunday to lead the Hamas negotiations team on returning the remains...

  • For Gazans, fence with Israel is a leap into the unknown

    July 10, 2015 | 1:20 pm

    From his spartan room in the Maghazi refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, 18-year-old Abdalla al-Haddad could glimpse a narrow chance at a better life: it was less than a mile and a 3-1/2-metre fence away.

    So on a chilly night in February, he and a friend made a dash for it,...

  • Two Israelis missing in the Gaza Strip, Israel says it holds Hamas responsible

    July 9, 2015 | 9:10 am

    This story was provided by The Media Line.

    Avraham Mengistu, 29, an Ethiopian-Israeli who reportedly suffers from mental illness, has been missing in the Gaza Strip for ten months, it was revealed following the lifting of a gag order. An Israeli government spokesman said that...

  • Hamas still firmly in control of Gaza

    July 8, 2015 | 10:16 am

    This story orginally appeared on The Media Line.

    One year after the heavy fighting between the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip and Israel, Hamas remains firmly in control of Gaza and reconstruction of the 12,000 uninhabitable homes in Gaza has barely begun. Senior...

  • Israel says Islamic State’s Sinai assault aimed to help Hamas get arms

    July 7, 2015 | 10:40 am

    Israel accused Hamas on Tuesday of supporting last week's assaults by Islamic State affiliates on Egyptian forces in the Sinai in hope of freeing up arms smuggling to the Gaza Strip.

    The remarks followed Israeli allegations that Hamas members provided training and medical...

  • Israel coordinates transfer of lion cubs from Gaza

    July 6, 2015 | 10:12 am

    Israel coordinated the transfer of a pair of lion cubs from Gaza to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan.

    The cubs, Max and Mona, were transferred to Israel from Gaza on Sunday through the Erez crossing and then taken to a sanctuary near Amman, where they arrived on Sunday evening.

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

    July 1, 2015 | 8:05 am

    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

    June 30, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    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

    June 29, 2015 | 9:17 am

    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...

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