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  • Netanyahu asks Kerry to help resume U.S. flights to Israel

    7 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday to help restore U.S. commercial flights to Israel that had been canceled over the Gaza fighting, an Israeli official said.

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a 24-hour...

  • For two Americans, service to Israel ends in tragedy

    7 hours ago

    Sean Carmeli, a sergeant in the Israeli army, was stationed in Israel’s South awaiting possible orders to enter Gaza.

    He was exchanging Facebook messages with his friend Ian Benisti, a U.S. Marine reservist who was visiting Israel from California. The two had planned to get...

  • Protesters arrested after ‘die-in’ at Friends of IDF office [VIDEO]

    7 hours ago

    Nine protesters against Israel’s Gaza operation were arrested inside the Manhattan offices of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

    Some two dozen protesters gathered for the “die-in” at FIDF’s New York office on Tuesday. The incident was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace...

  • Protesters arrested after ‘die-in’ at Friends of IDF office

    9 hours ago

    Nine protesters against Israel’s Gaza operation were arrested inside the Manhattan offices of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

    Some two dozen protesters gathered for the “die-in” at FIDF’s New York office on Tuesday. The incident was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace...

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  • Rockets discovered at second U.N. school in Gaza

    9 hours ago

    Rockets were discovered in a second United Nations school in Gaza.

    The school in which the rockets were discovered on Tuesday is located between two other United Nations Relief and Works Agency schools, that are currently serving as shelter for 1,500 internal Gazan refugees,...

  • J Street delineates why it pulled out of Boston pro-Israel rally

    9 hours ago

    J Street withdrew from a pro-Israel rally in Boston because it did not feel the rally would address all the group’s concerns.

    The liberal Jewish Middle East lobbying group, a constituent of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, publicized its stance on the...

  • Another soldier killed in Gaza, IDF announces

    10 hours ago

    The Israel Defense Forces announced that another Israeli soldier was killed in Gaza.

    Sgt. Avitar Moshe Torjamin, 20, of Beit Shean, was killed Tuesday morning in what the IDF said in a statement was a “fire exchange” in the southern Gaza Strip.

    At least 27 soldiers have been killed since the start of the Gaza operation; one soldier remains missing, though presumed dead.

  • Amid France synagogue attacks, support for Jewish self-defense group on the rise

    12 hours ago

    Shortly before their synagogue became shrouded by tear gas and smoke, 100 Jews wielding baseball bats and clubs were singing the French national anthem in front of the synagogue’s heavy metal gate.

    They had gathered outside the main synagogue in this Paris suburb Sunday to defend...

  • Cease-fire or reoccupy? Israeli leaders split on Gaza endgame

    13 hours ago

    The air war has become a ground war. The Israeli population, always on edge, has become a nation in mourning.

    And a military operation that nearly ended after eight days has become a bloody invasion of Gaza that could last weeks and has Israeli officials divided over how it ought...

  • Finding unity in a bomb shelter

    13 hours ago

    When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough.

    That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reawakening a sleepy world with a vivid musical picture of human pain in times of...

  • Discovering that Israeli troops aren’t made of Teflon

    13 hours ago

    My children have been following the Gaza operation since it began 15 days ago.

    They really have no choice, our television is turned to news reports of the operation during all of my waking hours, which are longer than theirs. My son staring at his iPod this evening complained...

  • Why I side with Israel, and why you should too

    By David Suissa

    13 hours ago

    Is it OK to take sides in a war? Is it OK to side with a country you love, a country whose values you believe in, a country that celebrates life but is being attacked by enemies who glorify death?

    And how do you champion your side while still showing sensitivity for the pain of...

  • As rockets fly, poor towns in southern Israel cry out for better protection

    14 hours ago

    Fares Alhozael doesn’t want much from the Israeli government.

    The roads in his neighborhood aren’t paved, and earlier this year Israel destroyed his cousin’s house for having been built illegally.

    Slumped on a faded bed in the bare, beige, tin-roofed house he shares with his...

  • Tunnel vision: Why Hamas’ tunnels are the new front in the war with Israel

    14 hours ago

    Until this latest war, if you asked most Israelis about the threat from Gaza, they would probably start talking about Hamas rockets.

    But that has changed over the last few days of fighting, for two reasons: One, the much-heralded success of the Iron Dome missile defense system,...

  • Delta grounds flights to Israel, diverts plane to Paris

    14 hours ago

    Delta Airlines suspended flights into Tel Aviv until further notice and diverted a flight on its way there due to rocket fire from Gaza.

    The flight en route from New York’s Kennedy Airport was sent to Paris on Tuesday after a rocket fired from Gaza struck and destroyed a home in...

  • Two more IDF soldiers killed in Gaza fighting

    15 hours ago

    Two more Israeli soldiers were killed in combat in Gaza, while another soldier presumed dead is missing.

    The two soldiers were killed on Monday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement, and the families were notified.

    The missing soldier is believed to have been...

  • Consul General David Siegel on the death of Max Steinberg

    1 day ago

    We are heartbroken by the death of Max Donald Steinberg, a Los Angeles native who volunteered to serve in the Israel Defense Forces in the elite Golani Infantry Brigade. On July 20th, Max valiantly fell in the line of duty on the frontline of Operation Protective Edge. The people...

  • U.S. issues travel warning for Israel, West Bank and Gaza

    1 day ago

    The State Department warned U.S. citizens on Monday against traveling to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, citing the fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas.

    "The Department of State recommends that U.S. citizens consider the deferral of non-essential travel to Israel and the...

  • Israel blocks subpoena in terrorism case over Florida teen’s death

    1 day ago

    Israel persuaded a U.S. judge not to require a key witness to testify in a case where Bank of China Ltd is accused of supporting terrorism by Palestinian militants, including the 2006 death of an American teenager in a suicide bombing.

    U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in...

  • Obama tells Kerry to broker ‘immediate’ cease-fire in Gaza

    1 day ago

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to push for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    “As I’ve said many times, Israel has a right to defend itself against rocket and tunnel attacks from Hamas,”...

  • Slain Americans in Gaza among long line from U.S. to fight for Israel

    1 day ago

    Three days before he was killed fighting for Israel in Gaza, American Nissim Sean Carmeli sprained his ankle, and a doctor asked the Texan if he wanted to heal before going into action.

    He refused, according to Maya Kadosh, Israel's deputy consul for the U.S. Southwest.

    "He...

  • Backstreet Boys scrap Israel shows due to Gaza crisis

    1 day ago

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Backstreet Boys canceled three sold-out concerts in Israel due to the Gaza conflict.

    The American pop band posted a message Sunday on its official website announcing the cancellation of the July 29-31 concerts at the Raanana Amphitheater “to assure the...

  • Life – if you can call it that – under Israel’s Iron Dome

    2 days ago

    I’ve become pretty great at rocket dodging. As a New Yorker living in Tel Aviv while researching a book, I never thought I’d say that. And yet it’s true: since Hamas began firing rockets into Tel Aviv on July 8, I’ve learned to move quickly.

    Out jogging when a siren blares? I...

  • Leaflets threaten Chicago Jews over Israel’s Gaza operation

    2 days ago

    Leaflets threatening the Jewish community because of Israel’s Gaza operation were found on parked cars in a Chicago neighborhood.

    The leaflets found Saturday on six cars in the Pulaski Park neighborhood, in the northwestern part of the city, threatened violence if Israel did not...

  • Israel kills infiltrators near Gaza border

    2 days ago

    Israeli troops killed 10 infiltrators who came through a tunnel from northern Gaza into southern Israel.

    The infiltrators emerged from the tunnel Monday morning between two kibbutzes near the Gaza border, the Israel Defense Forces reported. The IDF said its radar captured the...

  • Report: Israel hit Sudan site housing missiles for Gaza

    2 days ago

    Israel bombed a warehouse in Sudan housing long-range missiles heading for Hamas in Gaza, an Arabic newspaper reported.

    The London-based Al-Arab quoted unnamed sources in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, as saying that Israel struck an ammunition warehouse on Friday located north...

  • Dear Dwight Howard: Here’s what #FreePalestine really means

    By Jonathan Maseng

    2 days ago

    Dwight Howard has never been able to transfer his deftness on the basketball court, his drive, his sheer,  bold athleticism and vision, to his public relations.  Whether he's insulting Laker Nation, awkwardly hugging Stan Van Gundy after throwing him under a bus, or tweeting out...

  • Seven more Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza; IDF death toll now 27

    2 days ago

    Seven more Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza, bringing the total death toll of soldiers in fighting there to 27.

    Also Monday, two terrorist cells entered southern Israel via a tunnel from the Gaza Strip, injuring some Israeli troops, according to Haaretz.

    At least 130 Palestinians have been killed since Israel began its ground incursion late last week, Haaretz reported.

    The Palestinian death toll rose to more than 500 since the Israeli military launched Operation Protective Edge two weeks ago, according to the Washington Post.

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