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  • Egypt sends new cease-fire plan to Israel, Palestinians

    August 25, 2014 | 10:19 am

    Egyptian mediators have proposed a new cease-fire plan to Israel and the Palestinians.

    The Palestinians are willing to accept the deal if Israel does, the French news agency AFP reported, citing an unnamed senior Palestinian official. Both sides have been contacted with the...

  • New Zealand election posters defaced with anti-Semitic messages

    August 15, 2014 | 10:37 am

    Campaign billboards in New Zealand were defaced with anti-Semitic slurs about Prime Minister John Key, the son of a Jewish refugee from Europe.

    Ahead of the election on Sept. 20, several billboards were daubed earlier this week, local media reported. One billboard was scrawled...

  • U.S. officials: No change in procedure for arming Israel

    August 14, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    U.S. officials denied reports of a change in the procedure through which their government supplies arms to Israel.

    Speaking to reporters on Thursday, State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf said: “Let me be clear: There has been no change in policy, period.” But she also...

  • 3 charged in scuffle at Calgary pro-Palestinian rally

    August 14, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Three pro-Palestinian activists were charged with assault stemming from a rally for Gaza in Calgary that turned violent.

    Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists had converged July 18 outside City Hall in the western Canada city when a small group of pro-Israel demonstrators...

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  • Florence’s Jewish, Muslim reps appeal for interfaith dialogue

    August 13, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    Representatives of the Jewish and Muslim communities in Florence, Italy, along with the city’s mayor, appealed for interfaith respect and dialogue at “this dramatic moment of Middle East conflict.”

    The city’s chief rabbi, Joseph Levi, and Imam Izzedin Elzir met Tuesday with Mayor...

  • Dozens of Israelis defy police to protest Gaza war

    August 9, 2014 | 7:40 pm

    More than 150 Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday against a Gaza war entering its second month, in defiance of a police ban on the assembly that cited military restrictions on public gatherings in cities within range of rocket fire.

    The relatively small turnout was similar...

  • Palestinians to leave Cairo on Sunday unless Israel resumes Gaza talks

    August 9, 2014 | 7:24 pm

    Palestinian negotiators will leave Cairo on Sunday unless Israel agrees to return to Egyptian-mediated negotiations to end the war in Gaza, senior delegation member Moussa Abu Marzouk said.

    "Within the next 24 hours, the delegation's presence in Egypt will be determined," Abu...

  • Amid strife of Gaza-Israel conflict, some tales to warm the heart

    August 7, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    Perhaps with the worries about rockets flying and death tolls mounting during the Gaza operation, many lost sight of the myriad heartwarming stories from the conflict. Here are some you may have missed in recent days.

    Meet Lt. Eitan, hero

    Israelis held their collective breath...

  • Mediators race against clock to extend Gaza truce

    August 7, 2014 | 11:07 am

    Mediators worked against the clock on Thursday to extend a truce between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, as the three-day ceasefire went into its final 24 hours.

    Israel said it was ready to agree to an extension as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israelis and...

  • Savoring life in Tel Aviv under the rockets

    August 6, 2014 | 11:53 am

    I walk six blocks each morning through the Florentine neighborhood of Tel Aviv to the bus stop for the 51. At block number five, in the shade off to the right of the sidewalk, I spot the familiar sight of the old man sitting in a folding chair. We don’t know anything about each...

  • Ebbing support for Israel among key groups stirring alarm

    August 5, 2014 | 2:02 pm

    If the results of a recent focus group and polls are any indication, the gap is growing between Congress and young Americans when it comes to support for Israel.

    Polls conducted in late July by Gallup and the Pew Research Center found that support for Israel is weaker among...

  • European governments must act to stem rising anti-Semitism

    August 5, 2014 | 10:58 am

    The conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is spilling over into Europe, where in the past several weeks, Jewish communities have witnessed a chilling display of anti-Semitism, the likes of which has not been seen in many years.

    European governments need to act decisively to...

  • Amsterdam apartment flying Israeli flag targeted with firebomb

    July 31, 2014 | 11:10 am

    A Jewish woman who displayed an Israeli flag from her balcony in Amsterdam was targeted with a firebomb and death threats.

    The firebomb landed on the balcony of neighbors of Leah Rabinovitch, a Mexico-born Jewish woman who flew the Israeli flag on Amsterdam’s Kruger Square,...

  • Belgian doctor refuses to treat Jewish woman, citing Gaza conflict

    July 31, 2014 | 11:04 am

    A Belgian physician who refused to treat a Jewish woman with a fractured rib suggested she visit Gaza to get rid of the pain.

    The physician made the remark on Wednesday while manning a medical hotline in Flanders, Belgium’s Flemish region, whose capital, Antwerp, has a sizeable...

  • Amid uncertainty of an open-ended war, U.S.-Israel tensions rise

    July 29, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    The dramatic developments in the war between Hamas and Israel have been accompanied by sharp ups and downs in U.S.-Israel relations.

    On Monday, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, made nice with the U.S. national security adviser, Susan Rice, before an...

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