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  • Hamas negotiator on Israeli detainees was released in Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange

    By JNi.media

    3 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on Jewish News International.

    Yahya Sinwar, one of the founders of the military wing of Hamas and an organizer of the abduction and murder of IDF soldier Nachshon Waxman, was appointed Sunday to lead the Hamas negotiations team on returning the remains...

  • Lines, color and war: Painting as a form of healing

    By Avishay Artsy

    July 8, 2015 | 3:45 pm

    In the summer of 2014, images of war filled our television and computer screens as Israel bombed the Gaza Strip and Hamas launched rockets into Israel. Palestinian casualties heavily outnumbered Israeli deaths (more than 2,100 Palestinians compared with fewer than 100 Israelis,...

  • Honoring Max Steinberg

    July 8, 2015 | 2:34 pm

    Family, friends and supporters of fallen Israeli soldier and Woodland Hills native Max Steinberg gathered on June 28 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel to commemorate a Torah in his honor.

    Families of Lone Soldiers (FOLS), an organization committed to supporting the loved ones of...

  • U.N. inquiry finds Israel fired on its schools, Hamas hid weapons in its buildings

    April 28, 2015 | 9:25 am

    Israel fired on seven United Nations schools and Hamas hid weapons in at least three empty U.N. buildings during Israel’s operation in Gaza in 2014, according to an inquiry.

    Some 44 Palestinians sheltering in the U.N. schools bombed by the Israelis were killed and Hamas also...

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  • Report: Iran helping Hamas rebuild terror tunnels

    April 6, 2015 | 10:12 am

    Iran has sent tens of millions of dollars to Hamas to help rebuild the Gaza tunnels destroyed by Israel during last summer’s conflict, the Telegraph reported.

    Iran also is funding new missiles to replenish the supply used to attack Israel before and during Israel’s Operation...

  • Amnesty Int’l: Gaza rocket attacks by Palestinians are war crimes

    March 26, 2015 | 9:21 am

    Several rocket attacks launched at Israel from inside the Gaza Strip amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said.

    In a report released Wednesday, the human rights group also found that Palestinian rocket fire during the Hamas-Israel conflict last summer killed more civilians...

  • Report praises Israel’s effort to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza

    March 13, 2015 | 10:20 am

    Israel’s military went far beyond its legal obligation last summer during its Gaza operation to prevent civilian casualties, according to report by a panel of former senior U.S. military officials and legal experts.

    The Gaza Conflict Task Force report, which was released...

  • IDF completes demolition of terror tunnel from Gaza

    February 9, 2015 | 10:40 am

    The Israeli military completed the demolition of a Gaza terror tunnel discovered during its operation last summer in Gaza.

    The tunnel stretched from Gaza City to the southern Israeli community of Nahal Oz. Israel has been in control of the tunnel since Operation Protective Edge.

    ...
  • The folly of partition: ICC ruling seals fate of Gaza residents

    January 21, 2015 | 10:21 am

    The International Criminal Court's (ICC) announcement that it would pursue a war crimes probe against Israel over the summer war in Gaza is but the latest twist in the quixotic quest to end the Israeli-Arab conflict.

    Israel’s 2005 de-facto partition via unilateral withdrawal from...

  • Israel tried to limit civilian casualties in Gaza: U.S. military chief

    November 6, 2014 | 2:52 pm

    The highest-ranking U.S. military officer said on Thursday that Israel went to "extraordinary lengths" to limit civilian casualties in the recent war in Gaza and that the Pentagon had sent a team to see what lessons could be learned from the operation.

    Army General Martin...

  • U.S. denies it prevented FBI from aiding search for Israeli soldier

    October 20, 2014 | 10:50 am

    A U.S. official denied a report published by Israel Hayom that the U.S. prevented the FBI from aiding Israel in the search for IDF soldier Oron Shaul, who was initially feared kidnapped during Operation Protective Edge. Shaul was later deemed to be killed in battle.

    “There was...

  • Yaalon: IDF took out 80 percent of Gaza rockets during offensive

    September 29, 2014 | 3:51 pm

    Israel destroyed some 80 percent of Palestinian rockets and mortars in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said.

    About 2,000 rockets still remain in Hamas’ possession in Gaza, Yaalon said Monday in an address to a conference titled “Military and...

  • How Israeli tech survived the war

    By Simone Wilson

    September 23, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    “I know that for some of you, coming to Israel after a very challenging summer might cause hesitation,” Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai told a crowd of hundreds of techies wearing neon-pink wristbands and ID necklaces. They sat in an old, restored British train station along the coast of...

  • Is Israel’s longest, bloodiest Gaza war over?

    August 26, 2014 | 3:17 pm

    A rocket barrage fell on Israel, a boom sounded over Tel Aviv and then it was over — at least for now.

    After 50 days of missiles, airstrikes, ground operations, tunnel incursions, truce talks, cease-fire proposals, death and destruction, Israel and Hamas agreed to an open-ended...

  • Israel, Hamas reach unlimited cease-fire

    August 26, 2014 | 9:22 am

    Egypt announced a new cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian groups shortly after an Israeli struck by a Gaza mortar died of his wounds.

    The official Egyptian News Agency announced Tuesday evening that the cease-fire would begin at 7 p.m.

    In the hour leading up to the...

  • Call-up of additional 10,000 Israeli reservists authorized

    August 25, 2014 | 10:11 am

    A Knesset committee authorized the call-up of an additional 10,000 Israeli reserve soldiers.

    On Sunday, the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee approved a government request for the call-up. Nearly 100,000 Israeli reservists have been called up since the start of Operation...

  • Netanyahu: ‘No immunity’ for those who fire at Israel

    August 24, 2014 | 12:09 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that any building from which Hamas carries out terrorist activities is a target for Israel.

    Netanyahu, speaking at the beginning of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday morning, said the Gaza operation will continue “until its goals are...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    August 20, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    Jewish education organization ORT America has appointed Igal Zaidenstein, an attorney, veteran fundraising executive and resident of Los Angeles, as the director of its West Coast region. 

    “I am excited to be taking the helm of this extraordinary organization with its long...

  • Six days of quiet in Israel: A brief look back

    By Jared Sichel

    August 19, 2014 | 2:29 pm

    Now back in Los Angeles, I'm more convinced than ever that my shuttle journalism peacekeeping mission to Israel was a great success. Let it be noted for the record that:

    a) The rocket fire ended just before I arrived on Aug. 12 and resumed shortly after I departed on Aug. 19, and...

  • Rockets fired into Israel, violating cease-fire extension; IDF retaliates

    August 19, 2014 | 8:46 am

    The Israeli military struck sites in Gaza after rockets were fired from the coastal strip into southern Israel in violation of a cease-fire extension.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly also recalled Israeli negotiators from cease-fire talks in Cairo after the...

  • What a dying business in Sderot looks like, even during cease-fire

    By Jared Sichel

    August 15, 2014 | 7:24 am

    In a narrow alleyway just next to Begin Square in the center of this Israeli city, shops, cafes and bakeries are so tightly packed together that with every few steps brings a new business.

    These merchants have, for years, been accustomed to the inhospitable reality of life in...

  • The view from Gaza: A bitter resolve

    By Simone Wilson

    August 14, 2014 | 5:00 pm

    During the past month of fighting in the Gaza Strip — a rectangle of desert and farmland along Israel’s southern coast, home to 1.8 million Palestinians — a small boy with a shy smile lost his big brother. Now, squinting through the scope of an imaginary sniper rifle, he vows to...

  • Hope must once again conquer “The Rabin Square”

    August 13, 2014 | 1:52 pm

    It now seems as if thousands of light years have passed between the summer of 2011 and the summer of 2014. It is hard to believe that the same “city square”, once an open arena for hopeful debates involving social issues and reform, has now recently become an arena of confrontation...

  • Photos of slain Israeli soldiers appear in Germany’s largest daily paper

    August 12, 2014 | 1:07 pm

    Germany’s most widely read daily newspaper, Bild Zeitung, published the faces of the 64 Israeli soldiers killed in the current conflict in Gaza.

    Together with short biographies of a few soldiers, the images appeared in the Monday edition of the paper under the headline “Israel’s...

  • Israel looking to technology to counter Gaza tunnels

    August 11, 2014 | 2:38 pm

    Israel is preparing to build a network of sensors to try to detect tunnel building into its territory from the Gaza Strip, but it could take months to prove the technology works, a senior army officer said on Monday.

    In the meantime, the army might re-invade the Palestinian...

  • How much has Israel’s war in Gaza cost?

    August 11, 2014 | 9:42 am

    After the missiles have stopped, after the troops have come home, even after most of the wounded are out of the hospital, Israelis will still be feeling the burden of Operation Protective Edge — this time in their pockets.

    With the recent expiration of a temporary cease-fire, the...

  • Tens of thousands rally against Israel’s Gaza op in London, Cape Town

    August 10, 2014 | 9:43 am

    Tens of thousands of people protested Israel’s operation against Gaza in both London and Cape Town.

    Demonstrators in central London marched though the West End shopping area and on to Hyde Park for a rally on Saturday.

    It is the third major demonstration on behalf of Gaza in...

  • PA will bring Israel to ICC, foreign minister says

    August 10, 2014 | 9:36 am

    The Palestinian Authority will bring Israel before the International Criminal Court for war crimes, its foreign minister said.

    “We will go to the ICJ (International Court of Justice), and put our signature on it. Very soon we will be a (sovereign) state. That is enough for the...

  • Dozens of Israelis defy police to protest Gaza war

    August 9, 2014 | 7:40 pm

    More than 150 Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday against a Gaza war entering its second month, in defiance of a police ban on the assembly that cited military restrictions on public gatherings in cities within range of rocket fire.

    The relatively small turnout was similar...

  • Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts

    August 9, 2014 | 9:58 am

    Israel launched more than 30 aerial attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing five Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to negotiate an agreement for an extended cease-fire.

    The violence seemed to...

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