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  • Gaza rockets, Israeli air strikes persist despite truce call

    March 13, 2014 | 12:50 pm

    A small armed faction in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel on Thursday, drawing retaliatory air strikes and pushing cross-border violence into a third day despite a truce called by the more powerful Palestinian group Islamic Jihad.

    The clashes have been the most intense...

  • Intensive Israeli airstrikes blitz Gaza strip

    November 15, 2012 | 11:34 am

    Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, unleashing dozens of strikes in swift succession according to Reuters witnesses.

    The aerial bombardment set off earth-shaking thuds and fireballs in the dark sky and were met with screeches of...

  • March 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 19, 2012 | 5:42 am

    Israel’s Gift to Iran

    Iran may have a far more cynical approach to an Israeli assault than one would imagine, writes Marvin G. Weinbaum in the National Interest.

    Iran’s leaders well understand that certain governing elites, especially among the Gulf countries, would be pleased to...

  • Rockets from Gaza shatter short-lived calm

    October 30, 2011 | 1:14 pm

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  • Bush flirts with peace talks but won’t commit to Palestinians

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The rug that Syrian President Bashar pulled out from under his widely reported but vaguely defined peace offensive last week was a Persian weave.

    He had been talking for months about unconditionally resuming negotiations with Israel over the Golan Heights, and it seemed like...

  • Rocket attacks pose huge policy dilemma for Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    More than a week of unabated Qassam rocket attacks on Sderot has created a huge policy dilemma for the Israeli government: What should it do to stop radical Gaza-based terrorists from firing missiles on Israeli civilians and causing pandemonium in the border town of 22,000.

    Should...
  • Bomber Hits Israeli Shopping Mall

    By Dan Baron

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    An Islamic Jihad terrorist blew himself up Monday outside the Sharon Mall in Netanya, which has seen several such attacks due to its proximity to the West Bank. At least five people were killed and more than 50 wounded. The bomber was identified as a 21-year-old man from the West...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Suicide Bomber Kills 3, Injures 24 at Netanya Mall

    At least three people were killed and 24 wounded in a suicide bombing in the Israeli city of Netanya on Tuesday. Islamic Jihad released a statement claiming responsibility for the blast at a shopping mall.

    The 18-year-old bomber's...

  • Attack Forces Israel to Strike at Syria

    By Dan Baron

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    This week's Israeli airstrike on an Islamic Jihad training camp near Damascus, which followed the group's deadly suicide bombing in Haifa on Saturday, was a sign to the Arab world that Israel will not be constrained by borders when it comes to the war on terrorism.

    The attack came...

  • Palestinians Show Iraq Support With Bombing

    By Naomi Segal

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinian support for Iraq took on a new dimension this week with a suicide bombing in Israel that Islamic Jihad said was aimed at showing solidarity with Baghdad.

    Dozens of people were wounded, six seriously, when a suicide bomber blew himself up March 30 next to a crowded...

  • Bombers and the Martyr Syndrome

    By Eric Silver

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinian suicide bombers killed a total of 28 bus passengers and young people in a four-day orgy of blood and vengeance that stretched from Haifa and Hadera in the North to Jerusalem in the South.

    The weekend's four human bombs brought to 30 the number of Palestinians who have...