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  • L.A.’s Iranian Jews stand with Israel during war

    By Karmel Melamed

    2 weeks ago

    During the war between Israel and Hamas, local Iranian Jews have taken a two-pronged approach to supporting the Jewish state: raising substantial dollars on behalf of humanitarian causes in Israel and speaking out on Farsi-language media outlets based in Southern California. 

    “We...

  • Israel, Palestinians pursue Gaza deal with cease-fire clock ticking

    2 weeks ago

    The threat of renewed war in Gaza loomed on Wednesday as the clock ticked toward the end of a three-day cease-fire with no sign of a breakthrough in indirect talks in Cairo between Israel and the Palestinians.

    A Palestinian official with knowledge of the negotiations saidEgypt...

  • On packed flight to Israel, hundreds of American Jews, emboldened by Gaza crisis, start lives anew

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    Daniel Knafo was wide awake aboard the Boeing 747 as sunlight began peaking over the northern horizon of the Mediterranean Sea early on the morning of Aug. 12.

    Less than 10 hours earlier, he was at the departure terminal of John F. Kennedy International Airport with more than 300...

  • Israel working to retrieve fallen soldier’s remains, Yaalon tells family

    2 weeks ago

    The Israeli government is making every effort to retrieve the body of Sgt. Oron Shaul for burial, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon told the slain soldier’s  family.

    “It’s obvious to us that Oron’s body is in the hands of Hamas, and we’re making every effort to retrieve it,”...

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  • Wake up, Ban Ki-Moon!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    Mr. Ban,

    By the time these words are being written, about half of the world population knows that you and the organization you lead are a fraud.

    You may think we're blinded by the United Nations' original purpose, but it's not 1945 anymore, and your organization is no longer...

  • Israelis, Palestinians begin new talks to end Gaza war

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed indirect talks mediated by Egypt on Monday on ending a month-old Gaza war, Egypt's state news agency said, after a new 72-hour truce appeared to be holding.

    The Israeli military said one rocket was launched at the Tel Aviv area, in...

  • Israel, Palestinians launch new three-day truce

    2 weeks ago

    Israel and the Palestinians held their fire early on Monday at the start of a new 72-hour cease-fire proposed by Egypt that took effect at 2100 GMT.

    There were no immediate reports of breaches of the cease-fire although Hamas claimed it fired rockets as far as the Tel Aviv area...

  • Tens of thousands rally against Israel’s Gaza op in London, Cape Town

    3 weeks ago

    Tens of thousands of people protested Israel’s operation against Gaza in both London and Cape Town.

    Demonstrators in central London marched though the West End shopping area and on to Hyde Park for a rally on Saturday.

    It is the third major demonstration on behalf of Gaza in...

  • PA will bring Israel to ICC, foreign minister says

    3 weeks ago

    The Palestinian Authority will bring Israel before the International Criminal Court for war crimes, its foreign minister said.

    “We will go to the ICJ (International Court of Justice), and put our signature on it. Very soon we will be a (sovereign) state. That is enough for the...

  • Dozens of Israelis defy police to protest Gaza war

    3 weeks ago

    More than 150 Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday against a Gaza war entering its second month, in defiance of a police ban on the assembly that cited military restrictions on public gatherings in cities within range of rocket fire.

    The relatively small turnout was similar...

  • Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts

    3 weeks ago

    Israel launched more than 30 aerial attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing five Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to negotiate an agreement for an extended cease-fire.

    The violence seemed to...

  • Livni: Fanatics in Gaza, Iraq need dealing with

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said the world must respond to jihadists in Gaza and Iraq.

    Livni made the statement in a Facebook post on Friday morning. Her post came as Israeli jets struck Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire and hours after President Barack...

  • Israel responds to rocket fire from Gaza before cease-fire ends

    3 weeks ago

    Israel renewed its attacks on Hamas targets in Gaza after 21 rockets were launched at Israeli cities at the close of a 72-hour cease-fire.

    The Israeli strikes were carried out by aircraft over Gaza on Friday morning, Army Radio reported. The strikes resulted in the death of...

  • The story behind NDTV’s rocket launch footage

    3 weeks ago

    Two days after NDTV’s report showing Hamas fighters in Gaza preparing and then launching a rocket aimed at Israel in Gaza, reporter Sreenivasan Jain tells the backstory of the video heard ’round the world. (The video went viral and was even featured at a news conference with...

  • Netanyahu asks U.S. congressmen to protect Israel from war crimes charges

    3 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked U.S. lawmakers to help Israel avoid war crimes charges stemming from the Gaza conflict.

    Netanyahu asked a delegation of visiting legislators to help keep Israel out of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Rep. Steven...

  • Mediators race against clock to extend Gaza truce

    3 weeks ago

    Mediators worked against the clock on Thursday to extend a truce between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, as the three-day ceasefire went into its final 24 hours.

    Israel said it was ready to agree to an extension as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israelis and...

  • The tunnel trap

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israelis say this would have been just one of many similar headlines announcing mass killings and untold loss of civilian life had “Operation Protective Edge” not been launched. “Protective Edge” is the army’s designation for...

  • NYT photographer: I’ve never faced pressure from Hamas on photos

    3 weeks ago

    For the second day in a row, The New York Times’ photography blog, Lens, asks one of its photographers in Gaza about covering the Hamas-Israel war.

    Q. Have you had pressure from any of the parties involved in Gaza to take certain photos or not take certain photos?

    ...
  • With grief and pride, Max Steinberg gets an L.A. goodbye

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    As her son’s rifle strap, helmet and personal military items rested in front of Evie Steinberg and her husband, Stuart, on the bimah at Stephen S. Wise Temple, Evie, dressed in black, wanted to talk about the time that her son, Max, pretended not to understand Hebrew when his base...

  • The fury (and boredom) of war

    By Simone Wilson

    3 weeks ago

    On a blistering afternoon in southern Israel on Aug. 4, about eight miles from Gaza at the intersection of Highway 25 and Highway 34, soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) took cover in the shade of a makeshift rest stop — one of dozens set up throughout the south during...

  • Abbas’ political power in Gaza seen as war casualty

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Prior to the outbreak of the 29-day war between Israel and Hamas and despite the failure of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace initiative, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly was a happy camper having...

  • Supporting Palestinians should not mean supporting Hamas

    By Rob Eshman

    3 weeks ago

    Last Saturday, our reporter Ryan Torok covered a massive anti-Israel rally in front of the Federal Building in Westwood. The crowd swelled to an estimated 1,500 to 3,000 people, outgrew the plaza, then spontaneously spilled onto the street, shutting down Wilshire Boulevard as it...

  • Israel catches kidnapper behind murder of the three teens

    3 weeks ago

    The West Bank man believed to be the leader of the cell that kidnapped and killed three Jewish teens was arrested.

    A gag order on reporting the arrest more than three weeks ago of Hussam Kawasme was lifted on the evening of Aug. 5, according to Israeli media.

    Kawasme, of...

  • French, Indian TV show Hamas rocket launches in civilian areas

    3 weeks ago

    French and Indian TV stations broadcast footage showing Hamas rocket launching facilities in a civilian area.

    The French TV station, France 24, showed a rocket launching pad located about 100 yards from a United Nations building flying the blue U.N. flag. A hotel housing...

  • Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system is an ironclad success

    3 weeks ago

    While the troops of Israel's Air Defense Command are blasting Grad and Fajr rockets shot from Gaza out of the sky with success, there are an obsessive few who try to blast Iron Dome's evident achievements into oblivion. They insist on trivializing the missile-defense system's...

  • Cruz, Bardem: Moral idiots

    By Dennis Prager

    3 weeks ago

    About 10 days ago, Penelope Cruz and her husband, Javier Bardem, signed a public letter in Spain along with prominent Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and other Spanish directors and actors accusing Israel of “genocide” and “extermination.”

    Some excerpts (unofficial translation...

  • Gaza cease-fire holding on second day, talks under way

    3 weeks ago

    A Gaza cease-fire was holding on Wednesday as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israeli and Palestinian representatives on an enduring end to a war that has devastated the Islamist Hamas-dominated enclave.

    Egypt's intelligence chief met a Palestinian Authority delegation in...

  • Why Israel must negotiate with Hamas

    3 weeks ago

    The following article appeared in the Italian and Israeli press, and is offered here for the first time in English.  Its author is the distinguished Novelist, Alef Bet Yehoshua, well known as well for his advocacy of peace initiatives and his argument that Israel constitutes a kind...

  • 3 videos that PROVE Hamas fires from civilian areas

    Jewish Journal

    3 weeks ago

    Photographers at the New York Times may not have any photos of Hamas terrorists due to Hamas's restriction on journalists' freedom of access, but two video journalists have documented three separate instances of Hamas firing rockets from densely populated civilian areas.

    On July...

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