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  • IDF authorizes humanitarian window in Gaza fighting

    3 weeks ago

    The Israeli military authorized a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.

    The window between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time appears to apply primarily to air strikes and does not apply to the areas where Israeli soldiers already are operating. The Israel Defense Forces also...

  • Hamas requests additional 24-hour cease-fire as rocket fire continues

    July 27, 2014 | 9:32 am

    Hamas asked for an additional 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire, after Israel called off its own 24-hour  unilateral cease-fire due to continued rockets fired from Gaza.

    Hamas requested a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday through Robert Serry, the United...

  • Israel extends Gaza humanitarian ceasefire for another 24 hours

    July 26, 2014 | 8:07 pm

    Israel's security cabinet approved extending the humanitarian cease-fire begun early on Saturday until midnight local time (1700 EST) on Sunday, an Israeli government official said.

    "At the request of the United Nations, the cabinet has approved a humanitarian hiatus until...

  • Israel agrees to 12-hour Gaza cease-fire

    July 25, 2014 | 7:54 pm

    Israel has agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in fighting with militants in the Gaza Strip to start at 8 a.m. (1 a.m. EDT) on Saturday, a military spokeswoman said.

    The spokeswoman said that during the brief truce, troops would keep searching for tunnels used by militants and that the military will "respond if terrorists choose to exploit this time to attack Israel Defense Forces personnel or fire at Israeli civilians."

    "Gaza civilians who have been requested to vacate from their residents are to refrain from returning," the spokeswoman said.

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  • U.S. commits $47 million in humanitarian aid for Gaza

    July 22, 2014 | 8:58 am

    The United States has committed $47 million to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

    The money will be for “direct humanitarian assistance,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed Monday night in Cairo at a news conference with United Nations Secretary-General Ban...

  • The Value of Life

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 19, 2013 | 11:43 am

    “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” (Golda Meir. Statement to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., 1957)

    On Monday, Amal Haniyeh, the granddaughter of Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was hospitalized in Israel in...

  • Israel goes to U.N. in effort to halt Gaza-bound ship

    October 18, 2012 | 8:16 am

    Israel asked the United Nations to stop a Swedish-owned ship carrying human rights activists from attempting to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.

    Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, called the ship Estelle a "provocation" that "raises tensions and could...

  • Israel mishandled Gaza flotilla incident, comptroller report finds

    June 13, 2012 | 8:12 am

    Israel’s State Comptroller issued a report highly critical of the government’s handling of the Mavi Marmara Turkish aid flotilla to Gaza in 2010.

    The report, issued Wednesday on the eve of Micha Lindenstrauss’ leaving his position, said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s...

  • Thousands in Istanbul rally against Israel

    June 1, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Thousands of Turks in Istanbul rallied against Israel Thursday, marking the second anniversary of an Israel Defense Forces raid on the Mavi Marmara ship that was part of a flotilla that claimed to be carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

    Israel had determined that the flotilla was...

  • Turkish criminal court accepts indictments against Israeli commanders

    May 29, 2012 | 9:08 am

    A Turkish criminal court accepted indictments against the four top Israeli commanders who led the 2010 raid on the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara ship.

    İstanbul’s 7th High Criminal Court on Monday unanimously accepted the indictment submitted last week by a special Turkish prosecutor,...

  • Turkey prepares indictments against 4 Israeli commanders over flotilla incident

    May 23, 2012 | 8:26 am

    A special prosecutor in Istanbul has prepared indictments against the four top Israeli commanders who led the 2010 raid on the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara ship.

    The 144-page indictment seeks 10 aggravated life jail sentences for each commander, including former Israeli Defense Forces...

  • Turkey ready to issue indictments in Marmara incident

    May 9, 2012 | 8:32 am

    Turkish government prosecutors have completed their investigation into the incident aboard the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara in 2010.

    The prosecutors have requested from Israel’s Foreign Ministry the names of the Israeli soldiers to be listed on the indictment, Turkish Justice Minister...

  • Report: Roadside bomb kills 10 Syrian security personnel near Golan

    April 20, 2012 | 8:18 am

    Ten Syrian security personnel were killed on Friday in a roadside bomb planted by “terrorists” in Sahm al Golan village in the southwest of the country, state television said.

    It said that the bomb weighed 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds) but gave no other details.

    This comes as the...

  • The Survivor Mitzvah Project’s Latvia and Lithuania Humanitarian Aid Expedition

    January 20, 2012 | 11:30 am

    Survivor Mitzvah

    The Survivor Mitzvah Project’s
    2011 – 2012
    Latvia and Lithuania
    Humanitarian Aid Expedition

    Follow Zane Buzby and the SMP as they deliver emergency aid
    and supplies to elderly Holocaust survivors.

    Watch The Survivor Mitzvah Project in action as they send video updates...

  • Australian lawmaker’s call against Israel criticized

    November 7, 2011 | 10:15 am

    The head of Australian Jewry scolded a left-wing parliamentarian who demanded that an Australian member of a Gaza-bound flotilla be immediately released.

    Executive Council of Australian Jewry president Dr. Danny Lamm chastized Greens Sen. Lee Rhiannon Monday after she called on the...

  • Israeli navy intercepts Gaza-bound boats

    November 4, 2011 | 9:23 am

    The Israeli navy Friday boarded two boats carrying pro-Palestinian activists toward the Gaza Strip in a fresh challenge to Israel’s blockade of the Islamist-controlled territory.

    The military said in a statement that the Canadian “Tahrir” and Irish “Saoirse” vessels, which had 27...

  • Turkey’s FM: Tension with Israel won’t change over aid

    October 27, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    Diplomatic tension between Turkey and Israel will continue despite Israeli earthquake aid to the stricken country, Turkey’s foreign minister said.

    Ahmet Davutoglu told the Turkish news service Today’s Zaman that “political conditions remain,” and Ankara will not change its...

  • Israel to send quake aid to Turkey [UPDATE]

    October 25, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    Israel said on Tuesday it was launching an airlift of supplies to help Turkey cope with a devastating earthquake, following a request from Ankara, with a first shipment of prefabricated homes destined for shipment on Wednesday.

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Ankara had sought the...

  • Rescuers battle to find Turkey quake survivors, save baby

    October 25, 2011 | 8:55 am

    Rescuers pulled a two-week-old baby girl alive from the arms of her mother buried under a collapsed building on Tuesday as a search continued for survivors from a quake in eastern Turkey that killed at least 366 people and left thousands homeless.

    Hope of finding people alive under...

  • Netanyahu offers quake aid to Turkey

    October 24, 2011 | 3:48 pm

    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to offer condolences for those killed in a devastating earthquake and said the Jewish state was ready to help, officials of both countries said.

    Relations between Israel and Turkey have...

  • U.S. threatens to cut off Gaza aid

    August 12, 2011 | 9:10 am

    The U.S. State Department threatened to withdraw more than $100 million in aid to Gaza if Hamas leaders do not end demands to audit American charities working there.

    The withdrawal, if enacted, would affect spending in Gaza on health care, agriculture and water infrastructure.

    The...

  • Israeli soldier jailed for stealing from Marmara

    October 18, 2010 | 10:29 am

    An Israeli soldier who stole electronic equipment from an intercepted ship bound for Gaza was sentenced to jail.

    The soldier was sentenced under a plea bargain Monday by an Israeli military court to five months in jail. He also was fined and demoted for removing the items from the...

  • Israel intercepts Jewish boat headed for Gaza

    September 28, 2010 | 11:21 am

    Israeli commandos peacefully intercepted a boat carrying Jewish activists who hoped to breach Israel’s embargo of the Gaza Strip.

    Israeli Navy boats blocked the Irene, which was carrying 10 passengers and crew, at about midday Tuesday and diverted the boat to Israel’s Ashdod...

  • Peruvian Jews rally to collect aid for earthquake relief

    By Barbara Fraser

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A small storage area off the courtyard of Leon Pinelo School is piled high with boxes and bags, as staff and volunteers sort through stacks of canned milk and bottled water, huge sacks of rice and beans, diapers and other essentials.

    On the second day after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake...

  • Israel’s Darfur refugees require worthy action

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I was in Jerusalem in early July when a news story about Sudanese refuges demonstrating in front of the Knesset caught my eye. From the press accounts, it was difficult to fully understand who these refugees were or under what circumstances they had arrived in Israel. Some seemed to...
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