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  • Rockets fired from south Lebanon hit Israeli territory

    1 hour ago

    Two rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday, and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanon's news agency and security sources said, adding it was unclear who was behind the initial attack.

    Southern Lebanon is a stronghold of Hezbollah, a Shi'ite...

  • Israel’s effort to spare Gaza civilians is exemplary

    9 hours ago

    According to many critics, Israel is slaughtering civilians in Gaza. It’s “purposefully wiping out entire families,” says an Arab member of Israel’s parliament. It’s committing “genocide—the murder of entire families,” says Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority....

  • France’s Hollande says concerned about Gaza death toll

    10 hours ago

    French President Francois Hollande expressed concern about deaths in Gaza on Thursday, one day after telling Israel it should take "all the necessary measures" to protect itself from militants' rockets.

    Hollande, who was criticised by left-wingers in France for stating solidarity...

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  • In phone call with Netanyahu, Obama affirms Israel’s right to defense

    10 hours ago

    In a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama affirmed Israel’s right to defend itself from rocket attacks but called for a de-escalation of the violence.

    “The president reiterated the United States’ strong condemnation of continuing rocket fire...

  • Jerusalem targeted anew by rockets, Netanyahu hurried to safe room

    11 hours ago

    As rockets from the Gaza Strip targeted Jerusalem for a second straight day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to a special safe room.

    Two of the rockets fired Thursday afternoon were intercepted by Iron Dome and two landed in open areas.

    The armed wings of...

  • Top Abbas adviser says Hamas makes own decisions

    15 hours ago

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    A senior adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has told The Media Line in an exclusive interview that the PA and Fatah have no ability to intervene in the Gaza crisis because the Gaza Strip is ruled exclusively by...

  • Hamas finds itself in war it didn’t want — and cannot escape

    15 hours ago

    The latest mini-war between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas began with the Gaza-based militants eager to strike a blow, but the escalation that followed has left them physically and diplomatically exposed, with no ready way out.

    Hamas has sent its rockets streaking into...

  • Congressmen introduce resolution backing Israel in Gaza conflict

    15 hours ago

    A resolution in support of Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket fire from Gaza was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives.

    The resolution, which has more than 50 bipartisan sponsors, was introduced Wednesday by Reps. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and Tom Cole...

  • Putin thanks rabbis for communities’ fight against Nazi revival

    15 hours ago

    Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked senior rabbis from Israel and Europe for what he called their help in Russia’s fight against the revival of Nazism.

    Putin made the statement on Wednesday during a meeting in the Russian capital with more than a dozen prominent rabbis,...

  • In Tel Aviv, sunny with a chance of rockets

    15 hours ago

    “In Tel Aviv, we expect the skies clear with a temperature of 32 degrees,” our pilot said upon taking off from Milan’s airport Wednesday, with no discernible hint of irony.

    The thermometer in Tel Aviv did fill up — 32 degrees Celsius, 90 Fahrenheit — but the skies have, sadly,...

  • Will Israel’s third Gaza conflict in six years end any differently?

    16 hours ago

    Get used to conflict.

    That’s the message Israeli officials and security experts are relaying as the Israel Defense Forces conducts its third operation in six years against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    Israel’s missile defense capabilities have grown significantly since previous...

  • 90 seconds of uncertainty - the first time I ran for shelter

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    17 hours ago

    For the first time in my 24 years on this planet, I am truly afraid. After three days of barely leaving my house and two nights of waking up to the sounds of explosions (some actually happened, some only in my head,) all I want is for this operation to end and for the people of...

  • 3 suspects in murder of Palestinian teen released to house arrest

    17 hours ago

    Three of the suspects arrested in connection with the murder of an eastern Jerusalem teen, Muhammad Khdeir, have been released to house arrest.

    The three, who police concluded did not take part in the killing, were released Thursday by the Petach Tikvah Magistrate’s Court. The...

  • Live from the Ground: Israel Social TV Reports

    By Jeremy Elster

    19 hours ago

    The events of the last few weeks beginning with the kidnapping of three Israeli yeshiva settler youths have laid bare the dissonance between illusions for peace and hope and the brutal cycle of violence that so often dominates the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

    In the following...

  • Israel pursues punishing Gaza offensive for a third day

    1 day ago

    Israel pressed on with a punishing aerial offensive in Gaza for a third day on Thursday, killing eight members of a family including five children in a predawn strike, Palestinian officials said, while militants fired rockets at Israeli cities.

    The Israeli military had no...

  • Palestinian militant rockets intercepted over Tel Aviv, Israeli media says

    1 day ago

    Palestinian militants fired rockets at Tel Aviv on Thursday, setting off sirens and activating Israel's Iron Dome interceptor which shot down at least two of the projectiles, Army Radio said.

    Israel's Channel Two television showed live footage of one of the aerial interceptions.

    Writing by Dan Williams

  • Israel bombs media car in downtown Gaza, kills driver, medics said

    1 day ago

    An Israeli aircraft targeted a civilian car in the center of Gaza City's busiest shopping street on Wednesday night and at least one person in the car, the driver, was killed, medics said.

    Video of the destroyed car showed it had large red stickers that read "TV". The killed...

  • Israeli bombing campaign in Gaza exceeds 2012 assault

    1 day ago

    The Israeli military reportedly has hit more targets in Gaza in the first day and a half of a bombing campaign to curb rocket fire than during its entire eight-day operation in November 2012.

    The Jerusalem Post quoted an anonymous senior Israeli security source on Wednesday but...

  • Watching footage from the Israel-Gaza battlefield [VIDEO]

    1 day ago

    Israel, as always, fights its battles on two fronts: The actual front, now in Gaza and in the skies over Israel, and the public relations battlefield. Today, that means social media, too.

    As in past conflicts, the Israel Defense Forces is posting footage from its battles in and...

  • U.S. calls on Israel, Palestinians to de-escalate Gaza tensions

    2 days ago

    The United States on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to de-escalate tensions in Gaza and expressed concern for the safety of civilians on both sides as Israel pressed a campaign of air strikes and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland.

    State Department...

  • With leadership, threats might turn into opportunities in Israel

    By Uri Dromi

    2 days ago

    The recent cycle of violence in Israel, after a period of relative calm, raises concerns that perhaps we are on the threshold of another intifada, or another Operation Pillar of Defense (a full-scale operation in Gaza), or both. News from Israel on all television channels seems to...

  • Rallies at LA Israel consulate show strong feelings about renewed Israel-Gaza violence

    By Ryan Torok

    2 days ago

    Dueling rallies on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 7, outside the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles showed strong feelings about renewed Israel-Gaza violence.

    On the south side of the street at  11766 Wilshire Blvd., protestors held Palestinian flags, which flapped in a reporter’s...

  • Man beaten in Malmo for hanging Israeli flag

    2 days ago

    A man was beaten severely for hanging an Israeli flag outside his window in the Swedish city of Malmo, police said.

    Several unidentified men assaulted the 38-year-old man with metal bars after they hurled a stone at his window on July 6, the Svenska Dagbladet daily reported on...

  • Kidnapped Israelis shot 10 times with silenced gun, U.S. lab says

    2 days ago

    Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun in what appeared to be premeditated killings, a U.S. official involved in the investigation said.

    The disclosure clashed with speculation by some...

  • The honesty of war

    By David Suissa

    2 days ago

    There’s something about war that can make intelligent people look foolish. I’m thinking right now of all those smart people in Tel Aviv who analyzed the subtleties of peace at the Haaretz Peace Conference—only a few hours before Jew-hating terrorists from Hamas began firing rockets...

  • Israel kills top Gaza militant, five others in air strike: Gaza officials

    2 days ago

    Israel assassinated a top local leader of the Islamic Jihad militant group in the northern Gaza Strip early on Wednesday, neighbors and hospital officials said, and five others including family members were also killed.

    An Israeli military spokeswoman said she had no initial...

  • On the threshold of a Third Intifada

    By Simone Wilson

    2 days ago

    The shocking kidnap-murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel in the West Bank on June 12, followed by the brutal revenge killing of Palestinian teen Muhammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on July 1, have bred a level of anger and mistrust between Jews and...

  • Beating of Palestinian-American teen another black eye for Israel

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    2 days ago

    For Israelis, the enduring image of the past few weeks may be the montage of the three Israeli teens murdered last month after being abducted from a hitchhiking post in the West Bank.

    But another enduring image has emerged in the last few days that is unlikely to garner much...

  • Israel says no casualties after reported Hamas rocket fire on cities

    3 days ago

    Israel said it knew of no casualties from a long-range Palestinian rocket salvo on Tuesday that Hamas said targeted cities including central Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as well as Haifa in the north.

    "We are not getting reports of casualties from any of the impact areas," the chief military spokesman, Brigadier-General Motti Almoz, told Israel's Channel 10 television. He did not elaborate on the locations.

    Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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