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  • Sanders: Israel ‘overreacted’ during Gaza War

    1 week ago

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressed for the second time in a lengthy profile his Jewish upbringing in Brooklyn and faith. But, for the first time, he also took a very critical stance against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli-Palestinian...

  • Rocket fired from Gaza, no one injured

    2 weeks ago

    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near the Gaza-Israel border, but it was not clear on which side.

    No injuries or damage were reported, the Times of Israel reported.

    Many of the occasional rockets fired into Israel are believed to be the work not of Hamas, which rules Gaza, but of rival Palestinian groups.

    Earlier Tuesday, a glitch in the Iron Dome missile defense system prompted air raid sirens in Israeli communities near Gaza.

  • UFO’s attack ISIS: New peace talks begin

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    At first, ISIS commanders in Syria assumed the weird-looking jets came from America, the Great Satan. The jets had a shape they’d never seen before — sphere-like and very agile. They could stop on a dime, explode at crazy speeds and release laser-like bombs that vaporize several...

  • Israel bombs Hamas sites in Gaza following rocket attack

    October 27, 2015 | 9:44 am

    Israel’s Air Force bombed two of what the Israeli military identified as Hamas “terror sites” in Gaza.

    There were no reports of damage or casualties in the strikes on Monday night, which came hours after a rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel. There were no injuries...

  • Israel arrests top Hamas leader in West Bank

    October 20, 2015 | 12:56 pm

    Israel arrested a top Hamas leader in the West Bank, accusing him of inciting terror attacks.

    Hassan Yousef was taken in early Tuesday morning near his home in Ramallah in a joint operation of the Israel Defense Forces and the Shin Bet security service.

    “Yousef has been...

  • 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...

  • Netanyahu pins wave of attacks on incitement by Hamas, PA

    October 8, 2015 | 1:08 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed incitement by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and others for the recent wave of attacks on Israelis.

    At a news conference Thursday night broadcast nationally, Netanyahu said the past two days of terror attacks throughout the country were...

  • Palestinians split on two-state solution

    September 21, 2015 | 1:14 pm

    Palestinians are divided in their feelings on a two-state solution with Israel, while 42 percent believe that armed action is the best way to achieve a state, a new poll found.

    The survey conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research found that a slight...

  • U.S. judge says Palestinian Authority must post bond in terrorism case

    August 25, 2015 | 11:02 am

    A U.S. judge ordered the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday to post $10 million in cash or bond while they appeal a jury's finding that they supported militant attacks in Israel.

    At a court hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge George...

  • 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...

  • Here’s why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating

    August 18, 2015 | 11:57 am

    After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians.

    They’re just not the Palestinians you thought.

    After years of vowing not to negotiate with Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, Israel may be finalizing a deal...

  • Netanyahu denies reported negotiations with Hamas

    August 18, 2015 | 10:56 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office denied reports that Israel has been negotiating with Hamas.

    A statement from his office Monday was in response to media reports claiming that direct talks took place recently and were in their final stages.

    “Israel officially...

  • 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...

  • Hamas, Israel reportedly negotiating long-term accord

    August 17, 2015 | 9:02 am

    Israel and Hamas reportedly are negotiating a long-term deal that would end Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in exchange for an end to Hamas attacks on Israel.

    Based on Arabic-language news sources, Israeli papers are reporting that negotiations on the agreement are in their...

  • Six Israelis killed by prisoners released in Shalit deal

    July 20, 2015 | 11:46 am

    Israel’s security services say they know who planned last month’s killing of Malachi Rosenfeld in the West Bank – a Hamas operative named Ahmed Najar, a former prisoner in Israeli jails released in the 2011 prisoner exchange for the freedom of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit....

  • Hamas chief and Saudi king hold rare meeting

    July 17, 2015 | 9:11 am

    Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal and other top officials from the Palestinian militant group met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and senior Saudi leaders on Friday, a Hamas source said, in the first meeting between the two sides for years.

    The meeting brought together top members of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hamas terror cell planning attack arrested in West Bank

    July 2, 2015 | 3:25 pm

    Forty members of a Hamas terror cell said to be planning an attack in the West Bank were arrested.

    The arrests took place over the past several months, Israel’s Shin Bet security service said Wednesday in a statement. The Israel Defense Forces issued a similar statement.

  • 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...

  • Hamas claims to have built new terror tunnel to Israel

    June 29, 2015 | 11:00 am

    Hamas claims to have built a new terror tunnel to be used in the next conflict against Israel.

    A video of the tunnel was screened Sunday on Iranian television, according to reports. A masked terrorist filmed in the tunnel said it measures 2 miles long and is made of concrete. The...

  • 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...

  • Gaza militants fire rocket into Israel

    June 23, 2015 | 4:23 pm

    Militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket at Israel on Tuesday which landed in open ground near a community close to the Palestinian enclave and Israel hit back at the launching site, the Israeli army said.

    There were no injuries or damage after the rocket fell near the...

  • Owning up to truths: The UNHRC and its report

    June 23, 2015 | 4:13 pm

    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...

  • 6 comments on the U.N. report and the Gaza war

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 23, 2015 | 3:57 am

    There are two main ways to read the United Nations Human Rights Council report on Israel, Hamas and the 2014 Gaza war — a report in which Israel is blamed for possible war crimes.

    One way is to deny it the merit of being read. That is to say, to read it without ever admitting to...

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

    June 22, 2015 | 9:11 am

    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...

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