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  • Netanyahu says more than 1,000 targets hit in Gaza, sees ‘more to go’

    33 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday Israel has attacked more than 1,000 targets during a four-day-old offensive against Gaza militants and that "there are still more to go."

    In remarks to reporters, he said he saw no international pressure on Israel to halt its...

  • Rockets pop Tel Aviv’s bubble but not its residents’ routines

    42 minutes ago

    Had the shrapnel fallen a foot to the right, gas station attendant Michael Savlov would have been destroyed along with the rest of the Dor Alon gas station in southern Tel Aviv.

    Savlov was with a customer in the station’s office Thursday morning when a rocket from Gaza was...

  • U.N. rights boss doubts legality of Israel’s Gaza offensive

    2 hours ago

    The United Nations human rights chief on Friday voiced serious doubts that Israeli's military operation against Gaza complied with international law banning the targeting of civilians, and called on both sides to respect the rules of war.

    International law requires Israel to take...

  • Jewish group leads protests blaming Israel for escalating violence

    2 hours ago

    Protests against Israel organized by Jewish Voice for Peace drew 1,000 demonstrators in 15 cities, organizers said.

    Protests took place in Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco, among other cities, according to Rabbi Alissa Wise, a a member of the...

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  • Israel returns fire after rockets are fired from Lebanon

    2 hours ago

    Rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanese and Israeli military authorities said.

    Southern Lebanon is a stronghold of Hezbollah, a Shi'ite Muslim group that battled Israel seven years ago and is engaged...

  • U.N.’s Ban: Hamas stopping rocket fire would stop escalation

    2 hours ago

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said an end to Hamas rocket fire was the only means of preventing an Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

    “Today we face the risk of an all out escalation in Israel and Gaza with the threat of a ground offensive still palpable and...

  • Man seriously injured in rocket explosion near Ashdod

    2 hours ago

    A rocket hit an oil truck near the coastal city of Ashdod and its explosion seriously wounded a man.

    At least eight Palestinians, including a 10-year-old girl were killed overnight Friday in air strikes, international media reported, quoting Palestinian emergency care officials.

    ...
  • Hamas: Airlines should avoid Israel’s airport

    2 hours ago

    Hamas warned airlines to stay away from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, threatening to target it with rockets.

    Friday’s warning by Hamas’ armed wing, reported by Reuters, came on the fourth day of Israel’s operation against Hamas in Gaza. The campaign, Operation Protective Edge, was...

  • Rockets fired from south Lebanon hit Israeli territory

    10 hours 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...

  • Dating 101: Do you know me?

    By Ilana Angel

    10 hours ago

    I had a date this week with a man who told me I was prettier in person than in pictures. Before he said hello or nice to meet you, he said I was “surprisingly attractive”. He explained in detail that I don’t take a great picture. As he let me know I was a “pleasant surprise”, and...

  • Israel’s effort to spare Gaza civilians is exemplary

    19 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

    19 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...

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

    19 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...

  • Baruch Lebovits, Brooklyn rabbi charged with sex abuse, gets plea deal

    20 hours ago

    Baruch Lebovits, a Brooklyn rabbi convicted of sex abuse in 2010 only to have the conviction overturned on appeal, was sentenced to two years in prison as part of a plea deal.

    The deal was approved Wednesday. Lebovits is expected to serve less than a year of additional jail time...

  • With deadline looming, Kerry heading to Vienna for Iran talks

    20 hours ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna for talks ahead of a July 20 deadline for an Iran nuclear deal.

    In a Twitter post on Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Kerry will head to the Austrian capital for consultations with Catherine Ashton, the...

  • UC Regents plan to confirm pro-Israel UCLA student

    By Jared Sichel

    20 hours ago

    The University of California’s Board of Regents announced yesterday that it will move forward with its confirmation of Jewish, pro-Israel student Avi Oved as student regent-designate, even as the student association that previously supported him voted 10-0 to delay his confirmation...

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

    20 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...

  • For trailblazing Israeli lacrosse squad, a pioneer for gay athletes in net

    22 hours ago

    In the years after coming out as gay, lacrosse player Andrew Goldstein recalls being asked on panel discussions whether major American professional sports leagues would include openly gay athletes.

    It’s a question, Goldstein said, that is no longer relevant with Jason Collins in...

  • Former Nazi guard, Johann Breyer, denied bail in Philadelphia

    1 day ago

    A former Nazi concentration camp guard awaiting extradition to Germany has been denied bail by a U.S. judge in Philadelphia.

    Lawyers for Johann Breyer, 89, had sought his release before an Aug. 21 extradition hearing, arguing in court papers he suffered from dementia and other...

  • Top Abbas adviser says Hamas makes own decisions

    1 day 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

    1 day 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...

  • Beirut firm goes on U.S. sanctions list for helping Hezbollah

    1 day ago

    The Obama administration added a Beirut-based company to its sanctions list for its purchase of items to bolster Hezbollah armaments.

    The designation posted in a statement Thursday by the State Department named “brothers Kamel Mohamad Amhaz and Issam Mohamad Amhaz; their...

  • Israeli NGO quits BDS case against Sydney academic

    1 day ago

    An Israeli legal group abandoned its racial discrimination case against an academic in Sydney over his support for the boycott of Israel.

    Shurat HaDin-the Israel Law Center will withdraw its case against Jake Lynch, the director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the...

  • Congressmen introduce resolution backing Israel in Gaza conflict

    1 day 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...

  • ZOA condemns Arab teen’s murder: Full statement below

    1 day ago

    The Zionist Organization of America has issued a statement condemning the murder of Arab teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir.

    While numerous Jewish organizations had issued statements condemning the murder, the ZOA’s national president, Morton Klein, told JTA earlier this week that his...

  • Putin thanks rabbis for communities’ fight against Nazi revival

    1 day 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

    1 day 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,...

  • West Bank Palestinians arrested en route to alleged terror attack

    1 day ago

    Two Palestinians were arrested at a West Bank checkpoint for allegedly planning to carry out a terrorist attack.

    Israeli security forces stopped a car near Ariel on Route 5, a major highway that runs from the West Bank to the suburbs of Tel Aviv, after seeing suspicious objects...

  • Israel intercepts rockets fired at Tel Aviv and Dimona, slams Gaza sites

    1 day ago

    Israel’s Iron Dome system intercepted rockets fired at the heavily populated Tel Aviv area and at Dimona, which houses a nuclear reactor.

    Meanwhile, Israeli airstrikes hit about 320 targets in Gaza overnight on the third day of its expanded military operation to curb rocket fire...

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