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  • Words matter: How vocabulary defines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    3 weeks ago

    Settlements or Jewish communities? West Bank or Judea and Samaria? East Jerusalem or eastern Jerusalem? Those are some of the language choices that journalists covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are faced with each day—and those choices should not be taken lightly, experts...

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

    July 8, 2014 | 3:36 pm

    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...

  • Barak says Gaza militants to pay price for Tel Aviv rocket fire

    November 15, 2012 | 10:20 am

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak, signaling stronger Israeli military action against Palestinian militants, said on Thursday they would be made to pay a price for firing rockets toward Tel Aviv.

    He also announced he had ordered the military to enlist more reservists "so that we can...

  • Gaza militants signal truce with Israel after rockets

    November 12, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    Palestinian militants indicated they were ready for a truce with Israel on Monday to defuse a growing crisis after four days of rocket strikes from the Gaza Strip into the south of the Jewish state.

    There was no immediate response from Israel which has warned it is ready to ramp...

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  • Egypt broadens Sinai campaign against militants

    August 29, 2012 | 5:53 pm

    Egypt’s military said on Wednesday it would broaden its offensive against militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a campaign that has raised concerns in Israel about the movement of heavy armor into the area near its border.

    After militants attacked and killed 16 border guards on Aug. 5,...

  • Hamas says it is ready for Egypt-brokered truce

    June 20, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    Palestinian Hamas militants announced on Wednesday they were ready to stop the latest round of cross-border violence as long as Israel followed suit, in a statement issued after Israeli air strikes killed two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in a third day of fighting.

    “Responding to...

  • Fighting flares along Israel-Gaza border

    June 19, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Israel killed two Palestinians in air strikes and Hamas fired its first cross-border rocket barrages in more than a year as fighting along the Israel-Gaza frontier flared on Tuesday for a second day.

    The confrontation initially appeared to fit a familiar pattern of Israeli strikes...

  • French Islamic militants planned to kidnap Jewish judge

    April 3, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Suspected Islamic militants arrested throughout France were planning terrorist attacks including kidnapping a Jewish judge.

    The 13 members of the extremist group Forsane Alizza, or Knights of Pride, were among 19 suspected Islamic militants arrested last week in France. They are...

  • France arrests suspected Islamic militants

    March 30, 2012 | 11:22 am

    Police commandos arrested 19 suspected Islamic militants in raids on Friday in several French cities including Toulouse, where seven people were killed by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman this month.

    President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose firm handling of the response to the shooting spree may...

  • Netanyahu pledges decisive response as rockets slam southern Israel

    March 12, 2012 | 8:35 am

    As southern Israel was barraged by rockets for a fourth straight day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was hitting back “strongly and decisively,” and its Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was intercepting many of the rockets coming from the Gaza Strip.

    “The IDF is...

  • Rockets hit Israel, and airstrike kills Palestinian militant group’s leader in Gaza

    March 9, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    Palestinian rockets from Gaza wounded several Israelis, and an Israeli airstrike killed the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group.

    The Friday evening hostilities reportedly began with the firing of two mortar shells from Gaza into Israel.

    Shortly thereafter, an Israeli airstrike...

  • Two Palestinians planting bombs killed by Israeli troops

    January 18, 2012 | 10:52 am

    Two Palestinians were reported killed in an Israeli military strike near the Gaza border.

    Israeli troops fired Wednesday on Palestinians that the Israeli military said were placing explosives near the border fence in order to harm or kidnap Israeli soldiers. Two other Palestinians...

  • IDF: Gaza strike killed terrorist planning attack on Egypt border

    December 8, 2011 | 8:26 am

    An Israeli air strike on a car killed two militants and wounded two other men on a crowded Gaza street Thursday, the Israeli army and local medical officials said.

    The men were identified as Essam Al-Batsh and Sobhi Al-Batsh, relatives initially identified as brothers.

    Hundreds of...

  • Syria: Deal reached with Arab League on unrest

    November 1, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    Syria said on Tuesday it had reached a deal with an Arab League committee tasked with finding a way to end seven months of unrest and starting a dialogue between President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents.

    State media reported the deal, without giving details, saying an official...

  • Israeli air strikes kill Gaza militants

    August 24, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    Israeli air strikes killed two Gaza militants, one a local commander of the Islamic Jihad group in the Gaza Strip, and wounded four others who fired rockets at Israel, despite a two-day-old truce, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

    The Gaza death toll rose to three when...

  • Israeli-Arab actor fatally shot in Jenin

    April 4, 2011 | 11:40 am

    Juliano Mer-Khamis, a well-known Israeli-Arab actor, was shot dead by Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank city of Jenin.

    Mer-Khamis, whose mother was an Israeli-Jewish activist for Palestinian rights and father was a Christian Palestinian, was killed Monday after being shot five...

  • Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza building housing militants

    November 11, 2010 | 11:08 am

    Israel’s Air Force struck a building in the Gaza Strip that it said housed armed militants.

    The Palestinians hiding in the building in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday had planted explosives earlier in the day and planned to shoot at Israeli soldiers, according to an Israel Defense Forces statement.

    The militants returned fire. A direct hit on the building was confirmed, according to the military.

    Two bombs detonated in the same area Wednesday in an attempt to harm Israeli troops on patrol along the Gaza border fence with Israel, the IDF said.

  • Pakistan Reaction: Something dark is growing in our own backyard

    December 4, 2008 | 12:38 am



    This is the first of two parts on Pakistan and terror. Next week: Anti-Semitism and Pakistan.

    "Abhi India me pat'ta bhi nahi hil sakega."

    "Now even a leaf will need permission to stir in India," remarked R, a young Indian woman at an expat dinner off London's Baker Street on the...

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