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  • Hamas says will abide by three-day Gaza truce to begin on Friday

    4 hours ago

    Hamas, the dominant militant group in the Gaza Strip, said it would abide by a three-day mutual ceasefire with Israel to begin early on Friday.

    "Acknowledging a call by the United Nations and in consideration of the situation of our people, resistance factions agreed to a 72-hour...

  • Kerry sees ‘opportunity’ in Gaza ceasefire, urges search for common ground

    4 hours ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday called the 72-hour ceasefire agreed to by Israel and Hamas in their conflict in the Gaza Strip a "lull of opportunity" and said it was imperative that the sides make their best efforts to find common ground.

    Kerry said Egypt's foreign...

  • U.S. defends supplying Israel ammunition during Gaza conflict

    4 hours ago

    The United States on Thursday called on Israel to do more to protect civilians in its military offensive in Gaza and condemned an Israeli strike on a U.N.-run school, even as it defended moves to resupply its close ally with ammunition.

    The White House reiterated its position...

  • NYT on why it hasn’t shown photos of Hamas fighters: We don’t have any

    4 hours ago

    After my piece Thursday morning asking why mainstream media outlets aren’t showing photos of Hamas fighters in Gaza, The New York Times offered me this response: We don’t have any.

    Of the 37 images that make up the Times’ most recent three slide shows of photos from the...

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  • Israel and Hamas agree on 72-hour humanitarian Gaza cease-fire

    5 hours ago

    Israel and Islamist militant group Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip starting on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

    The ceasefire will begin at 8 a.m. local time (1.00 a.m....

  • Israeli tourists evacuated from Maldives

    5 hours ago

    Israeli tourists in the Maldives had to be evacuated from the island nation after an Israeli surfer removed an anti-Israel sign placed outside a guest house.

    The tourists were evacuated earlier this week from Kaafu Thulusdhoo Island by security services after protesters on the...

  • Protesters threaten British cosmetics store that sells Israeli products

    5 hours ago

    A cosmetics store in Manchester, England, that sells Israeli cosmetics has been victimized by callers threatening to kill the staff and burn down the store.

    Local police are investigating the ongoing threats, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The store, called Kedem, has been the...

  • Ayelet Waldman’s new book is more than a Holocaust novel

    5 hours ago

    I devoured all 331 pages of Ayelet Waldman’s gripping and powerful novel, “Love and Treasure” (Alfred A. Knopf) in one 14-hour marathon on my flight from Los Angeles to Israel. Before the El Al plane made its descent into Ben Gurion Airport, I began this review with Waldman’s...

  • Rockets Launched Behind Journalist During Gaza Coverage

    By tessc

    5 hours ago

    While reporting live from Gaza, Hamas recklessly fires a rocket behind a France 24 journalist.

  • Hamas releases video of tunnel infiltration

    6 hours ago

    On Monday, July 28, five IDF soldiers were killed at Kibbutz Nahal Oz by Hamas terrorists, who infiltrated a tunnel network and filmed the attack. This is the video. 

    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

  • Thousands attend pro-Israel rally in Paris

    7 hours ago

    Thousands of people attended France’s largest pro-Israel rally since the launch of the Israel Defense Forces’ offensive in Gaza.

    The crowd, estimated by police at 8,000, gathered near Israel’s embassy in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement under heavy police guard Thursday, shouting “long...

  • U.S. sells munitions to Israel from its surplus stockpile

    7 hours ago

    The U.S. Defense Department sold to Israel munitions from its Israel-based surplus stockpile.

    “The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense...

  • Israel calls up 16,000 more reservists

    7 hours ago

    Israel called up 16,000 extra reservists at short notice as its Gaza offensive intensifies and the death toll rises. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet approved continuing the assault saying it was days from achieving its goal of destroying cross border attack...

  • Israel, Palestinians locked in vicious circle of Gaza wars

    7 hours ago

    When Israel ended its 38-year occupation of the Gaza Strip by withdrawing settlers in 2005, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon hailed it as a "disengagement" from conflict with Palestinians in the densely populated coastal enclave.

    But the conflict did not end, it only changed.

    ...
  • Genesis Philanthropy Group names Ilia Salita as new CEO

    7 hours ago

    Ilia Salita was appointed the new CEO of the Genesis Philanthropy Group, which funds Jewish identity-building efforts for Russian-speaking Jews around the world.

    The Genesis Philanthropy Group is a consortium launched by wealthy Jewish businessmen from the former Soviet Union,...

  • Israeli Arab reinstated at job after suspension over anti-IDF Facebook post

    8 hours ago

    An Arab nurse at an Israeli hospital suspended from his job for a Facebook post that calls the Israeli military “war criminals” was reinstated.

    The Arab-Israeli male nurse at Sheba Medical Center must issue a public apology to the hospital administration, according to reports.

    ...
  • Don’t dismiss California system’s fights over Israel divestment

    8 hours ago

    Experts disagree about who first observed, “academic politics is so vicious because the stakes are so low,” but when it comes to the ongoing student debates about divestment in companies doing business with Israel, the sentence is only half true. The conflicts have been remarkably...

  • Learning to argue on Tisha b’Av

    8 hours ago

    As we approach Tisha b’Av, the State of Israel is at war. The day’s commemoration of sorrow and pain, and urgent calls for introspection and reflection, couldn’t be coming at a more needed time.

    On Tisha b’Av we take upon ourselves the burden, and the grace, of our connection to...

  • Amsterdam apartment flying Israeli flag targeted with firebomb

    8 hours ago

    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

    8 hours ago

    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...

  • The images missing from the Gaza war

    8 hours ago

    There’s no shortage of images from the Gaza conflict.

    We’ve seen rubble, dead Palestinian children, Israelis cowering during rocket attacks, Israeli military maneuvers and IDF footage of Hamas militants emerging from tunnels to attack Israeli soldiers.

    What we haven’t seen are...

  • Israeli man seriously injured in rocket strike

    9 hours ago

    An Israeli man was seriously injured when a rocket landed in Kiryat Gat, located halfway between Tel Aviv and Beersheba.

    The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted three other rockets above Kiryat Gat and another rocket over Tel Aviv in a volley fired from Gaza on Wednesday...

  • Recognize Yom Kippur as official holiday, 32 countries tell UN

    9 hours ago

    Some 32 countries wrote a letter to a committee of the United Nations General Assembly in support of Israel’s bid to have the international body recognize Yom Kippur as an official holiday.

    The letter, dated June 30, was sent to the General Assembly’s Committee on Conferences on...

  • Police shoot Jewish woman at Western Wall

    9 hours ago

    A Jewish woman who police said was dressed in blankets was shot in the leg by an officer at the entrance to the Western Wall area.

    The woman did not stop at the security checkpoint at the holy site’s entrance on Wednesday evening when asked to by security guards, according to the...

  • Netanyahu: All Gaza tunnels will be destroyed with or without cease-fire

    10 hours ago

    Israel will destroy all of the tunnels that lead from Gaza to southern Israel, with or without a cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Israeli troops have destroyed dozens of tunnel branches so far during the 24-day operation in Gaza, Netanyahu said Thursday...

  • Do you have anyone better than Kerry?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    16 hours ago

    If you read my long post on Obama and Kerry three days ago, you might find the following article a little odd. It is not – or at least I don't think it is. John Kerry can be very problematic (case in point: him calling PM Netanyahu a "stubborn head" – did he not understand this...

  • Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Britain as Gaza conflict rages

    1 day ago

    Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have risen to a near record level since the start of an Israeli assault on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza this month, a Jewish advisory body said on Thursday.

    The Community Security Trust, which advises Britain's estimated 260,000 Jews on...

  • Peace Corps pulls volunteers from West Africa due to Ebola

    1 day ago

    The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling all 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea because of the spreading Ebola virus that has killed 672 people in the three countries since February.

    A Peace Corps spokesperson said two volunteers were isolated and...

  • FCC chairman tells Time Warner to end Dodgers TV dispute

    1 day ago

    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told Time Warner Inc on Tuesday to end its dispute with DirecTV and other cable operators that has left most fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team unable to watch games on local television.

    In a strongly worded letter,...

  • $540K judgment for Chicago cop in anti-Semitic harassment case

    1 day ago

    A Jewish Chicago police officer was awarded a $540,000 judgment against a former superior who allegedly taunted him for years with anti-Semitic and racist remarks.

    On Monday, a federal jury found in favor of Detlef Sommerfield, a German-Jewish immigrant who had accused retired...

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