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  • Israeli peace activist says Hamas’ Jabari received truce document—and Israel knew

    November 15, 2012 | 9:00 am

    Israeli peace activist Gershon Baskin said that hours before Israel assassinated Ahmed Jabari, the Hamas military leader received a draft of a permanent truce agreement with Israel.

    The draft also included mechanisms for maintaining a cease-fire during upticks in rocket fire...

  • Mimicking Al-Qaida, militant threat grows in Sinai

    August 13, 2012 | 11:40 am

    They came in Toyota pick-up trucks, dozens of heavily armed masked men, firing machineguns and waving the black flag of Al-Qaida as terrified residents and police huddled indoors, and then disappeared again, melting away into the mountains and remote villages of Egypt’s Sinai desert....

  • Egyptian troops move into Israeli border zone

    August 9, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Gunmen fired shots towards a police station in the main administrative center of Egypt’s North Sinai on Thursday, underscoring lawlessness in the desert region bordering Israel as a Egyptian military offensive there entered its second day.

    Hundreds of troops in armored cars drove...

  • Egypt fires intelligence chief, militants hit

    August 8, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    President Mohamed Morsi fired the intelligence chief on Wednesday and Egyptian aircraft hit targets on the border with Israel in the biggest assault in the area in nearly 40 years after a deadly attack by militants on Egyptian border police.

    It was unclear how far Morsi - who must...

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  • Seven killed on Israel’s Egypt and Gaza borders

    June 18, 2012 | 4:28 pm

    Militants who crossed into Israel from Egypt’s Sinai Desert fired on Israelis building a barrier on the border on Monday, killing one worker, before soldiers shot dead two of the attackers, Israel’s military said.

    Israel later launched air strikes killing four Palestinians in the...

  • Senior Hamas leader arrested in West Bank

    November 1, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Israel arrested a senior Hamas leader just two months after releasing him from prison.

    Hassan Yousef and his son were arrested Tuesday morning at their home in the West Bank.

    Yousef, a Hamas founder, recently completed a six-year prison sentence on terrorism-related charges.

    He...

  • Israel police arrest Hamas lawmaker in East Jerusalem

    September 26, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Israeli police arrested a Hamas lawmaker on Monday who had been sheltering for more than a year in the International Red Cross (ICRC) offices in East Jerusalem, a police spokesman said.

    Ahmad Attoun had taken shelter in the ICRC building along with another Hamas legislator and a...

  • Ex-JDL member urges faith without fanaticism

    By Amy Klein

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Brad Hirschfield was a member of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), the militant organization bent on fighting anti-Semitism. He spent time with JDL leader Rabbi Meir Kahane, whose Israeli political party was banned for racism and who was assassinated in 1990. By the time Hirschfield...
  • Letters to the Editor

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bill Boyarsky

    Bill Boyarsky's article ("Needed: Rational Discussion," Aug. 18) was inaccurate and mean-spirited. He had the opportunity to dissent and speak up at the meeting of more than 400 attendees, but instead chose to vent to Journal readers who were not there and who could...

  • Why Some Jews Hate the L.A. Times

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On April 1, Los Angeles County children's social worker Jules Weingart sent the Los Angeles Times a letter protesting its predilection for calling Palestinian suicide-bombers "militants." As a courtesy, Weingart attached a list of normative definitions of the terms "militant,"...