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  • 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...

  • Obama, Netanyahu talk ‘de-escalation’

    November 16, 2012 | 4:02 pm

    President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed "de-escalation" of the Gaza conflict.

    "Prime Minister Netanyahu called the President today to provide an update on the situation in Israel and Gaza," said a White House statement released late Frdiay.  "The...

  • Israeli cabinet authorizes mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists

    November 16, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists late on Friday, preparing the ground for a possible Gaza invasion after Palestinians fired a rocket toward Jerusalem for the first time in decades.

    Tel Aviv, Israel's commercial centre, also came under rocket...

  • Senate, House resolutions back Israel’s actions in Gaza

    November 16, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    Both Houses of the U.S. Congress unanimously passed resolutions expressing support for Israel's "inherent right to act in self-defense."

    The identical non-binding resolutions passed Thursday in the Senate and Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives,

    Initiated in the Senate...

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  • In Tel Aviv many stay cool as rockets explode

    November 16, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Pleasure-loving, wheeler-dealer Tel Aviv withstood Saddam Hussein's Scud missiles 20 years ago and Palestinian suicide bomb attacks a decade later.

    The latest threat - Palestinian rockets from the Gaza Strip - is something new, but in a sense familiar.

    Some in the throbbing...

  • UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon urges end to “dangerous escalation” in Gaza

    November 16, 2012 | 10:03 am

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on Israel and Hamas to "stop this dangerous escalation" in the Gaza Strip to avoid further bloodshed in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Ban's spokesman said.

    "The Secretary-General is extremely concerned about the...

  • Three soldiers wounded in Gaza rocket attack

    November 16, 2012 | 9:47 am

    Three Israeli soldiers were lightly injured by a Palestinian rocket attack on the northern Negev.

    The rockets landed on Friday afternoon, moderately wounding one soldier and causing minor injuries to the other two. All three were evacuated to Soroka hospital in Be´er Sheva, an...

  • Israeli general tells mayors to prepare for weeks of fighting

    November 16, 2012 | 9:41 am

    Israel’s Home Front Command reportedly has instructed municipalities around Gaza to prepare for a fighting period of up to seven weeks.

    The news site Ynet reported Friday that GOC Home Front Command Eyal Eisenberg told subordinate officers and mayors of southern and central...

  • Jewish federations send $5 million to help Israelis in conflict zone

    November 16, 2012 | 9:28 am

    The Jewish Federations of North America committed $5 million for an Israeli terrorism relief fund to help Israeli victims of the conflict with Hamas in Israel's south.

    The money from the federation umbrella organization will go toward trauma counseling, financial assistance,...

  • Protests over Gaza violence disrupt Israeli campuses

    November 16, 2012 | 9:16 am

    Arab and Jewish students at three Israeli universities faced off in campus demonstrations related to the latest outbreak of violence on the Gaza-Israel border.

    At Haifa University, dozens of Arab students held a vigil in memory of Ahmed Jabari, the Hamas military commander who...

  • Gaza militants use Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to launch 21 rockets into Israel

    November 16, 2012 | 7:50 am

    Palestinian militants reportedly fired 21 rockets from Gaza into Israel during a unilateral ceasefire called by Israel to facilitate a visit to Gaza by Egypt’s prime minister.

    Israel briefly suspended its attacks on Gaza on Friday -- the third day of Israel’s operation Pillar of...

  • Anti-Israel protest outside of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 16, 2012 | 1:05 am

    On Nov. 15, at approximately 4:30 p.m., more than 100 people took to the streets in West Los Angeles to express their solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The protest was a response to the escalation of recent attacks between the Palestinian militant Hamas group and the...

  • Egypt PM to visit Gaza in support of Hamas against Israel

    November 15, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    Egyptian prime minister prepared to visit the Gaza Strip on Friday in an unprecedented display of solidarity with Hamas militants embroiled in a new escalation of conflict with Israel that risks spiraling into all-out war.

    Two rockets from Gaza crashed near Tel Aviv in the first...

  • U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv bans non-essential staff travel to the South

    November 15, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    Citing new violence between Israel and Gaza, the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv told staff members not to travel to the South and encouraged U.S. citizens "to exercise caution."

    "Non-essential official travel by Embassy staff to the south of Israel remains prohibited," said the...

  • U.S. Senate resolution backs Israel’s actions in Gaza

    November 15, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    Thirty U.S. senators have signed on to a resolution expressing support for Israel's "inherent right to act in self-defense."

    The non-binding resolution, originally drafted by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), "expresses unwavering commitment to the...

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