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  • Shell strikes crowded Gaza market

    11 hours ago

    At least 17 people were killed when a mortar shell struck a crowded Gaza market.

    The shell struck a market in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on Wednesday afternoon during a unilateral humanitarian pause in fighting called by Israel.

    The Israel Defense Forces had said in calling the pause that it would continue to operate in certain areas, including the Shejaiya neighborhood, according to reports.

  • Steinberg’s funeral in Israel largest of any IDF soldier since Gaza conflict began

    By Simone Wilson

    13 hours ago

    In what has been reported as the largest turnout for an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) funeral since the beginning of Israel’s current war in Gaza, around 30,000 Israelis swarmed Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem on July 23 to pay their respects to Los Angeles native Max Steinberg.

    ...
  • How many more cycles of war for Israel and Gaza?

    14 hours ago

    There is a constituency of Jews out there who find themselves reduced to silence when contemplating the current conflict in Israel and Gaza. It is not just the fear of stepping out of line from the organized community’s lock-step support for the government of Israel. It is that the...

  • Two Los Angeles rallies held criticizing Israeli response in Gaza

    By Ryan Torok

    14 hours ago

    Yossie Khen, an Israeli based in West Hills, served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) decades ago during the Israel-Egypt War of Attrition, but he doesn’t believe the current conflict in Gaza can be solved with military action.

    “A viable Palestinian state in Israel is the only...

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  • Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem accuse Israel of genocide

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    15 hours ago

    What do Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz know about genocide? Well, apparently enough to know that Israel is committing one in Gaza against the Palestinians and Hamas.

    But seeing their public declaration to that effect, I wondered about their immersion in the subject.

    What, for...

  • 10 truths about the Gaza conflict

    By Rob Eshman

    16 hours ago

    You’ve read everything, heard everyone, endured every flaming comment on Facebook, bobbed to every talking head on TV and lent an ear to every opinion from Hussein Ibish to Howard Stern. So, what have you learned?

    For me, it boils down to 10 truths:

    1. This is a fight about...

  • IDF authorizes humanitarian window in Gaza fighting

    17 hours 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...

  • At least 15 Gazans dead in shelling on U.N. school sheltering civilians

    17 hours ago

    At least 15 Palestinians were killed in shelling on a United Nations school in the Jabaliya refugee camp, which is serving as a shelter for Gazans displaced from their homes in the current conflict.

    The shelling occurred early on Wednesday morning on the school in Gaza City,...

  • Showing some skin for the troops

    2 days ago

    Some support Israel’s troops with prayer; others support them by raising money. But some are supporting the troops by showing a little skin.

    The Facebook page “Standing With IDF” was designed for women to show their support and boost soldiers’ morale with racy photos. The page...

  • Israeli soldiers recuperate at Sheba Hospital

    2 days ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    First Sergeant Mordechai, a 22-year-old combat engineer, was supposed to be released from the army this month. He had already started his last furlough as a soldier and was planning a long trip to South America to celebrate his...

  • Late ‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn mistaken for soldier killed in Gaza

    2 days ago

    A New Zealand newspaper is making apologies after it accidentally ran a front page picture of the late "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn, thinking he was a New Zealand-born Israeli soldier.

    The editor of the New Zealand Herald took full responsibility Monday for the error.

    Both on the cover of its print edition and on its website, the outlet ran a photo of Dunn thinking he was Staff Sgt. Guy Boyland, a soldier killed Friday during combat in Gaza. Boyland was featured in the paper's cover story.

    Read more on latimes.com.

  • Israel knocks out Gaza power plant, digs in for long fight

    2 days ago

    Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave on Tuesday, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict.

    Health officials said at least 79...

  • 100 Spanish celebrities accuse Israel of genocide in Gaza

    2 days ago

    A letter accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza was endorsed by 100 Spanish celebrities including Academy Award winners Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar.

    On Monday the renowned actors, writers and directors endorsed a letter that Spanish actor Javier Bardem published last week in...

  • Netanyahu: Israel will not end Gaza war until tunnels destroyed

    3 days ago

    Israel will not end its operation in Gaza before destroying all the Hamas-built tunnels, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the nation.

    Neutralizing the tunnels is the first step toward demilitarization of Gaza, Netanyahu said Monday night in a...

  • Could a Hamas-owned SA-11 Buk destroy Israeli air travel?

    By Jared Sichel

    3 days ago

    At 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 28, 2002, two men in Kenya propped Russian-made SA-7 “Strela” missile launchers on their shoulders, took aim for a nearby midair Arkia Israel Airlines passenger jet and fired at its 250 passengers.

    Both shots missed.

    At about the same time, 15 miles away in...

  • Sole Israeli national on downed Malaysian airliner was son of evangelical Christian

    3 days ago

    A few hours before he departed Amsterdam for Australia on July 17, Ithamar Avnon was praying for peace with his parents at their home in the Netherlands.

    That evening, pro-Russian separatists shot down Avnon’s flight, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, over eastern Ukraine, killing all...

  • New Zealand community mourns native son Israeli soldier killed in Gaza

    3 days ago

    A small community in New Zealand is mourning the loss of a Kiwi-born Israeli soldier killed in action in Gaza.

    Staff Sgt. Guy Boyland, 21, was killed Friday trying to raze tunnels in Gaza. He was laid to rest at his home Sunday on Kibbutz Ginosar in the Galilee.

    Boyland was...

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

    4 days ago

    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

    4 days ago

    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

    5 days ago

    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.

  • L.A. grad Max Levin survives attack in Gaza by ‘a quarter of a millimeter’

    By Jared Sichel

    5 days ago

    At 2 a.m. on July 23, Bud and Judy Levin were awakened by a call from Israel to their home in Los Angeles. It was their son, Max, a 21-year-old paratrooper in the Israeli army — calling from a hospital.

    Just a few hours earlier, he had been securing a three-story home in Gaza...

  • Foreign fighters in Israel: 2014 isn’t 1948

    By  Tom Tugend

    6 days ago

    Reading about the mass outpouring of mourners at the funeral for Max Steinberg, the 24-year old Angeleno killed fighting for Israel in Gaza, I was struck by a routine mention toward the end of the report.

    It read, “U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro extended a message of support and...

  • Five Palestinians killed in West Bank violence

    6 days ago

    Five Palestinians were killed in the West Bank on Friday in shootings involving both Israeli forces and a civilian who appeared to be a Jewish settler, medics and witnesses said.

    Three Palestinians were killed during clashes between Israeli forces shooting live bullets and...

  • Israel rallies behind army in Gaza war

    6 days ago

    When 20-year-old Israeli soldier Daniel Pomerantz died in a Hamas ambush in the Gaza Strip, his small village near Tel Aviv decided they finally needed a cemetery to bury their dead.

    Surrounded by hundreds of relatives and friends, some sobbing uncontrollably, his flag-draped...

  • Army declares Oron Shaul dead in Gaza fighting

    6 days ago

    The Israeli army declared dead a soldier who until now had been missing in action.

    Sgt. Oron Shaul was declared dead on Friday, the army spokesman said in a statement, by a special committee led by the military’s chief rabbi, Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz.

    The statement did not say...

  • As calls for cease-fire intensify, top Israeli official says IDF prepared to 'recapture Gaza' if necessary

    By Jared Sichel

    6 days ago

    Even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry intensified efforts for an immediate cease-fire, top Israeli minister and Likud Knesset member Yuval Steinitz said Thursday that Israel’s army is prepared to dramatically expand its ground operation in the Gaza Strip and even “recapture...

  • Israeli soldiers punished for WhatsApp leaks of dead comrades’ names

    1 week ago

    The Israeli military said it had detained several soldiers and a civilian on suspicion of leaking Gaza casualty figures over social media before families of the dead or wounded could be formally informed.

    A week into ground fighting with Hamas that has killed at least 32...

  • L.A. grad Max Levin wounded in Gaza, recovering in Petah Tikva hospital

    By Jared Sichel

    1 week ago

    Max Levin, a 21-year-old New Community Jewish High School (NJCHS) graduate and Israeli soldier, is recovering in a central Israel hospital following injuries he sustained Wednesday in the Gaza Strip, when a booby-trapped house collapsed, killing three members of his paratrooper...

  • 150 Palestinians arrested in raids on southern Gaza

    1 week ago

    Israeli troops in southern Gaza arrested 150 Palestinians, dozens of whom surrendered voluntarily to the soldiers.

    About 70 of the arrested Gazan Palestinians, who are suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks, were transferred for interrogation, The Times of Israel reported,...

  • When your child fights in Gaza, this is how it feels

    By Jared Sichel

    1 week ago

    Jonathan and Daphne Orenshein do not like when an unknown number pops up on their cell phone. 

    Their son, Kevin, 21, operates a tank in the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) Givati unit and, as of his last report to his parents, was likely headed into a dense Gaza City neighborhood,...

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