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  • West Bank Palestinian protester dies

    November 19, 2012 | 11:14 am

    A Palestinian protester shot by Israeli troops during a protest against the Gaza operation has died.

    Rashid Tamimi, 31, died Monday after being shot Saturday during a protest in the West Bank, Ynet reported.

    Protests against Operation Pillar of Defense continued throughout the West Bank on Monday, according to reports.

    Also on Monday, an Israeli car caught on fire after being hit by a bomb thrown by a Palestinian protester in the Binyamin region of the West Bank.

  • Lebanon defuses two missiles aimed at Israel

    November 19, 2012 | 11:08 am

    The Lebanese Army defused two rockets aimed at northern Israel.

    The Grad rockets, located in southern Lebanon close to the border with Israel, were believed to have been placed there since Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense against Gaza began six days ago, according to a...

  • As it pummels Gaza, Israel faces a Hamas with stronger missiles and closer allies

    November 19, 2012 | 10:50 am

    In some ways, Israel’s latest confrontation with Hamas looks like past conflicts in the Gaza Strip. Operation Pillar of Defense has left some key Hamas leaders dead, depleted weapons supplies and hit more than 1,000 targets in Gaza.

    “We are exacting a heavy price from Hamas and...

  • Southern Israel remains under steady rocket barrage

    November 19, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Communities in southern Israel came under a steady barrage of rockets and the Israeli military said it inflicted "severe damage on the rocket launching capabilities of terror organizations" as its Operation Pillar of Defense neared the end of its first week.

    At least 50 rockets...

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  • Hundreds of journalists arrive in Israel

    November 19, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Hundreds of journalists and television crews have arrived in Israel to cover the conflict with Gaza.

    Since the start of Operation Pillar of Defense, some 500 foreign journalists have requested press credentials from the Government Press Office, according to the GPO. The...

  • Why there is no Palestinian resistance

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 19, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Earlier today, someone posted the following on Israelife's Facebook page:"The IDF is an evil organization. Netanyahu and all the Zionist scum are evil murderers. By deception, they wage war. Do not be deceived!" In order to prove the accuracy of his statements, this person attached...

  • Iron Dome intercepts more rockets over Tel Aviv, as Netanyahu says IDF prepared to expand operation

    November 18, 2012 | 8:42 am

    The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted one of two missiles fired at the Tel Aviv area.

    The missiles fired on Sunday morning, the fifth day of what the Israeli military has dubbed Operation Pillar of Defense, mark at least four missiles fired from Gaza at one of Israel's...

  • Hamas’ lies exposed

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 17, 2012 | 8:51 am

    In the past couple of days, I've been keeping you up to date with the situation here, in Israel.

    As missiles are being fired to and from Israel, there is a war going on in social networks: Hamas representators are posting false pictures and videos, which have been exposed as lies...

  • FYI: first person, live reports from Israelis

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 16, 2012 | 9:36 am

    I can describe the reality here, I can ask you to imagine what it's like, but no matter what I will say, it will be very hard for anyone who's not here to comprehend. In the past three days, 350 missiles have been fired to Israeli cities, most of them to southern cities. In the...

  • Jewish federations send $5 million to help Israelis in conflict zone

    November 16, 2012 | 9:28 am

    The Jewish Federations of North America committed $5 million for an Israeli terrorism relief fund to help Israeli victims of the conflict with Hamas in Israel's south.

    The money from the federation umbrella organization will go toward trauma counseling, financial assistance,...

  • Jewish groups react swiftly to escalation of Gaza rocket attacks on Israel

    November 15, 2012 | 11:45 am

    Jewish organizations had an outpouring of reaction on Wednesday to the escalation of Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel that had started Saturday—conveying their prayers for the safety of southern Israelis, condemning the Hamas terrorism, and affirming the Jewish state’s right to...

  • IDF takes Operation Pillar of Defense to social media

    November 15, 2012 | 11:39 am

    In addition to Amud Anan (Pillar of Defense), its operation in defense of the Jewish state in response to a barrage of rockets from Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is also taking the operation to Twitter

    “The IDF has begun a widespread campaign on terror sites &...

  • Netanyahu on IDF operation: ‘No government would tolerate’ Hamas’s terror

    November 15, 2012 | 11:32 am

    In the wake of the Israel Defense Forces’ killing of Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jabari, more than 250 rockets fired by Gaza terrorists into Israel, and three Israelis being killed, the IDF is now calling army reservists and preparing for a potential ground incursion into Gaza.

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  • Palestinian media praises terrorist leader Jabari as ‘martyr’

    November 15, 2012 | 11:27 am

    The day after the targeted killing of Hamas terrorist chief Ahmed Jabari, the Palestinian media lead with headlines praising his “martyrdom,” despite his long history of involvement in terrorism against Israeli civilians.

    According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the...

  • Israeli and Palestinian civilians killed in border fighting

    November 15, 2012 | 9:54 am

    Two rockets hit the outskirts of the central Israeli town of Rishon Letzion, more than 22 miles from Gaza, raising concerns that Hamas will fire long-range missiles that can hit Israel’s business capital of Tel Aviv

    [UPDATE: Rocket strikes southern outskirts of Tel Aviv]

    ...
  • IDF pinpoint strike on Ahmed Jabari [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 15, 2012 | 9:28 am

    The IDF targeted Ahmed Jabari, the head of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip, on Nov. 14. Jabari was a senior Hamas operative who served in the upper echelon of the Hamas' command and was directly responsible for executing terror attacks against Israel in the past.

    Video courtesy of Israel Defense Forces.

  • Deterrence is the idea behind Israel’s strikes in Gaza, but how far will conflict with Hamas go?

    November 15, 2012 | 9:10 am

    Wage war to make peace.

    That’s the idea behind Israel’s strikes this week against Hamas targets in Gaza, including Wednesday’s attack that killed Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari.

    What’s not clear is how far Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense will go, what price Israeli...

  • Statement from Israeli Consul General David Siegel on Gaza strike

    November 14, 2012 | 11:46 am

    Responding to over 800 rockets fired in recent weeks and months against Israeli civilians by Hamas and other terror organizations in Gaza, Israel has launched Operation Pillar of Defense. In a pinpoint operation aimed at severely impairing Hamas’ ability to strike Israel and place...

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