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

    3 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...

  • Hamas Gaza leader Haniyeh’s house hit by Israeli missile, no casualties

    3 days ago

    An Israeli aircraft fired a missile at the house of Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh early on Tuesday causing damage but no casualties, Gaza's interior ministry said.

    An Israeli military spokeswoman had no information on the report but was checking for details.

    Haniyeh's son...

  • 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...

  • Granddaughter of Hamas’ Haniyeh treated at Israeli hospital

    November 19, 2013 | 10:59 am

    An Israeli hospital treated the seriously ill granddaughter of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.

    One-year-old Amal Haniyeh, accompanied by her grandmother, crossed from Gaza into Israel to be seen by doctors at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petach Tikvah, ...

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  • Hamas rejects Arab League’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

    May 3, 2013 | 8:51 am

    Islamist Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip on Friday rejected a revised Middle East peace initiative put forward by the Arab League, saying outsiders could not decide the fate of the Palestinians.

    In meetings this week in Washington, Arab states appeared to soften their 2002 peace...

  • Support for Hamas soars

    December 18, 2012 | 3:29 pm

    A new poll shows growing support for the Islamist Hamas movement in both the West Bank and Gaza. If the elections were held today, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh would beat Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

    The poll, by veteran pollster Khalil Shikaki of the Palestinian Center for...

  • Sinai border attack seen as test in Egypt-Israel relationship

    August 7, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    The attack this week along the Israel-Egypt border poses dilemmas both for Israel and for the new Egyptian president.

    Should Israel accede to pressure to modify its 1979 peace treaty with Egypt and allow more Egyptian troops into the Sinai to quell the unrest there?

    For Egyptian...

  • In shift by Egypt, president meets Hamas leader

    July 26, 2012 | 6:07 pm

    Gaza Islamist leader Ismail Haniyeh met Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday in an official visit that signaled a big shift in Cairo’s stance toward the Hamas movement after the election of a Muslim Brotherhood head of state in Egypt.

    A Palestinian official said the head of...

  • July 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 26, 2012 | 12:12 am

    In-depth

    Bandar Is Back

    Former Saudi ambassador to the US Bandar bin Sultan has returned to the spotlight with his appointment as the kingdom’s intelligence chief, but what does it mean asks Elliott Abrams in the Weekly Standard

    [T]he Saudis have been off the field. Now they...

  • Hamas’ Haniyeh: Egypt will protect Gaza

    July 13, 2012 | 11:18 am

    The head of Hamas in Gaza said Egypt’s new president would shield Gaza from attacks by Israel and would lift the blockade.

    Ismail Haniyeh told worshippers in a mosque Friday that he is confident Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi “will never provide cover for any new aggression or war...

  • May 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 17, 2012 | 5:28 am

    The Future of Middle Eastern Christians

    The changes sweeping the Middle East could mean hope or despair for the region’s ‎Christian communities, depending on the attitude of each country’s rulers, write ‎Yoel Guzansky and Benedetta Berti in the National Interest.‎

    Looking...

  • Hamas says it will not go to war for Iran

    May 10, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    The Islamist movement Hamas will not let itself be dragged into a war against Israel if it attacks the nuclear facilities of Hamas ally Iran, Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh said on Thursday.

    “Hamas is a Palestinian movement that acts within the Palestinian arena and it carries out its...

  • Haniyeh secretly elected head of Gaza’s Hamas politburo

    April 24, 2012 | 2:12 pm

    Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was elected the head of the group’s political bureau, its most powerful institution in Gaza, in secret balloting.

    Elections held less than two weeks ago made Haniyeh the first recognized leader of Hamas in Gaza since 2004, when Israel assassinated...

  • Gun is only way to fight Israel, Hamas head says

    February 13, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said in Iran that armed resistance is the only way to fight against Israel.

    The “gun is our only response to the Zionist regime,” Haniyeh said Monday in Tehran, according to the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency.

    “In time, we have come to...

  • Hamas split threatens Palestinian unity deal

    February 8, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Hamas’s Gaza-based leadership challenged on Wednesday a Palestinian reconciliation deal signed by the Islamist group’s political chief in exile and President Mahmoud Abbas of the rival Fatah movement.

    Bringing divisions within Hamas to the surface, the group’s “Change and Reform”...

  • Hamas leader heading to Iran

    January 31, 2012 | 3:32 pm

    Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, will visit Iran.

    Haniyeh is going to Tehran at the invitation of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amid reports that relations between Hamas and Iran have soured because of Hamas’ failure to...

  • Briefs: Olmert upbeat on U.S. ties; Hamas names new leader; Olmert’s lesbian daughter slams Jerusale

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Olmert Upbeat on U.S. Ties

    Ehud Olmert voiced confidence that Israeli-U.S. relations will remain robust despite the Republicans' midterm election defeat.

    "Support for Israel has traditionally been bipartisan," the Israeli prime minister told reporters en route to Washington, where...

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