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  • Hamas leader says Gaza only a ‘milestone to reaching our objective’

    15 hours ago

    Hamas will not cease its resistance against Israel until all its demands are met, the group's overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding that the latest conflict over Gaza was only "a milestone to reaching our objective."

    Speaking at a news conference in Doha, where...

  • What Ramy knew about the fall of Assad and the rise of the Islamic State

    By Rob Eshman

    2 days ago

    After a few years of the cold shoulder, I finally heard from my Syrian friend, Ramy Mansour, and his message couldn’t have been more clear: “I told you so.”

    Ramy didn’t use exactly those words. But his Facebook message to me, after years of silence, essentially summarized what...

  • What’s in the Gaza peace deal?

    3 days ago

    Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Tuesday to an Egyptian-brokered plan to end the fighting in Gaza after 50 days of combat in which more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, 64 Israeli soldiers and five civilians in Israel were killed.

    Following are the broad...

  • U.S. welcomes Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire, urges compliance

    3 days ago

    The United States cautiously welcomes the latest Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire and urges both sides to comply with the terms of the agreement, the State Department said on Tuesday.

    "We call on all parties to fully and completely comply with its terms, and hope very much that the...

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  • No let-up in Gaza war, Israel moves to protect its economy

    4 days ago

    Israeli air strikes killed at least nine Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and militants kept up cross-border rocket fire on Monday as Israel moved to cushion its economy against the effects of a war now in its seventh week.

    Egypt pressed on with efforts to broker a durable truce,...

  • Giant pro-Palestinian, pro-BDS flag hung from New York bridge

    1 week ago

    A pro-Palestinian flag is hung from the Manhattan Bridge while pro-Palestinian demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, N.Y. on Aug. 20. Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

  • Gaza experiencing severe water shortage

    1 week ago

    Gaza residents are suffering from a severe water shortage as a result of the ongoing conflict there.

    Damage to wells and Gaza’s energy infrastructure has disrupted the pumping and distribution of water, cutting the coastal strip’s water supply by half, according to Haaretz.

    In...

  • Palestinians call report of thwarted Hamas plot ‘doubtful’

    1 week ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Palestinian officials reacting to Israeli media reports of a thwarted Hamas plot to ignite a third Intifada (Palestinian uprising) as cover for a take-over of the West Bank and the overthrow of Palestinian Authority President...

  • Missiles over Jerusalem experienced by Rabbi Abraham Cooper

    1 week ago

    24 hours ago, almost everyone in Cairo, Jerusalem and Ramallah thought they had a deal for a long-time truce in Gaza. Just before midnight on Aug. 20, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Wiesenthal Center’s associate dean, experienced up close and personal what a promise from Hamas means....

  • Barrage of rockets strikes Israel as bomb shelters ordered open

    1 week ago

    Hamas claimed responsibility for a barrage of rockets fired on southern and central Israel, including Tel Aviv.

    More than two dozen rockets were fired fr0m the Gaza Strip between the hours of 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Two rockets landed in an empty area in the greater Tel...

  • Israel-Gaza cease-fire extended 24 hours as progress made on long-term truce

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli and Palestinian officials reportedly have confirmed that the Gaza cease-fire will be extended by 24 hours.

    The extension of the current five-day cease-fire, which is set to expire at midnight Monday, will allow the sides to continue to discuss a long-term truce.

    The...

  • No sign of Gaza talks breakthrough as cease-fire nears end

    2 weeks ago

    Talks in Cairo on ending the Gaza war showed no signs of a breakthrough on Monday, with Israel and the Palestinians entrenched in their demands hours before the expiry of a five-day cease-fire.

    The truce is due to run out at 5.00 p.m. EDT. A Palestinian source quoted by Egypt's...

  • Palestinians view Meshaal’s role during war as ‘positive’

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Despite talk of popular pique at Khaled Meshaal because of his accumulated wealth and impetuous goading of Israel from the safe distance of 1,200 miles while the Gaza Strip suffered carnage and devastation, the Hamas...

  • Israel destroys homes of Palestinians suspected of killing Israeli teens

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli troops on Monday demolished the homes of two Palestinians it suspects of the abduction and killing of three teenagers in the occupied West Bank in June, the army said.

    Troops set charges to destroy the homes of Hussam Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha in the southern West Bank...

  • The view from Gaza: A bitter resolve

    By Simone Wilson

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • Thousands of Israelis protest war’s failure to halt Gaza rockets

    2 weeks ago

    Some 10,000 Israelis protested on Thursday in a Tel Aviv square against what they see as the failure of a five-week Gaza war to decisively halt rocket and mortar fire at southern towns bordering on the Palestinian coastal territory.

    Many demonstrators were bused in from parts of...

  • How liberal critics failed Israel

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    If you listen to some prominent liberal critics of Israel, you might think that liberalism in Israel is in a deep coma. For many years now, these critics have been single-mindedly obsessed with one liberal cause: Israel’s failure to make peace with the Palestinians.

    It’s a great...

  • Social media fights my Gaza war

    2 weeks ago

    As a feature journalism teacher for 21 years, I’ve helped students of all backgrounds craft and publish powerful personal pieces that often rallied against racism, homophobia and Islamophobia. So during the month-long Israel/Gaza war, when an Egyptian-American guy who’d aced my...

  • Renewed Israel, Palestinian truce off to shaky start

    2 weeks ago

    Israel and the Palestinians renewed a truce that had largely tempered a five-week-old war, but the deal got off to a shaky start on Thursday with rockets from Gaza slamming into Israel and Israel retaliating with air strikes.

    Hamas, which denied involvement in firing some of what...

  • Cease-fire reportedly extended

    2 weeks ago

    The Israeli and Palestinian delegations reportedly agreed to extend their cease-fire for at least three days, according to several news reports.

    Meanwhile, three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Wednesday night starting two hours before the...

  • Standing up for Israel on campus

    By Judea Pearl

    2 weeks ago

    It’s going to be a tough year on campus.

    Anti-Israel rallies nationwide indicate that the atmosphere has turned toxic for all of us who love and support Israel.

    But from many conversations with my university colleagues, I know that, despite what we see and read in the media,...

  • Obama’s sit down with Thomas Friedman

    2 weeks ago

    Last Friday, President Obama sat down for an interview with NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman about foreign affairs.  Although the topics were broader than the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, the topic was broached.  When asked about whether he should be more...

  • On packed flight to Israel, hundreds of American Jews, emboldened by Gaza crisis, start lives anew

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    Daniel Knafo was wide awake aboard the Boeing 747 as sunlight began peaking over the northern horizon of the Mediterranean Sea early on the morning of Aug. 12.

    Less than 10 hours earlier, he was at the departure terminal of John F. Kennedy International Airport with more than 300...

  • Abbas’ political power in Gaza seen as war casualty

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Prior to the outbreak of the 29-day war between Israel and Hamas and despite the failure of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace initiative, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly was a happy camper having...

  • Supporting Palestinians should not mean supporting Hamas

    By Rob Eshman

    3 weeks ago

    Last Saturday, our reporter Ryan Torok covered a massive anti-Israel rally in front of the Federal Building in Westwood. The crowd swelled to an estimated 1,500 to 3,000 people, outgrew the plaza, then spontaneously spilled onto the street, shutting down Wilshire Boulevard as it...

  • Gaza cease-fire holding on second day, talks under way

    3 weeks ago

    A Gaza cease-fire was holding on Wednesday as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israeli and Palestinian representatives on an enduring end to a war that has devastated the Islamist Hamas-dominated enclave.

    Egypt's intelligence chief met a Palestinian Authority delegation in...

  • 3 videos that PROVE Hamas fires from civilian areas

    Jewish Journal

    3 weeks ago

    Photographers at the New York Times may not have any photos of Hamas terrorists due to Hamas's restriction on journalists' freedom of access, but two video journalists have documented three separate instances of Hamas firing rockets from densely populated civilian areas.

    On July...

  • Guard at checkpoint near Jerusalem stabbed in apparent terror attack

    3 weeks ago

    A guard at a security checkpoint outside Jerusalem was stabbed by a Palestinian assailant in a suspected terror attack.

    The attacker fled toward the nearby Arab village of Kfar Azriya following the Tuesday afternoon stabbing near Maaleh Adumim. Police were searching for the assailant in the area. The guard shot at his attacker as he fled.

    The guard is hospitalized in moderate condition, according to Israel Police.

    The attack comes a day after two apparent terror attacks in Jerusalem in which one person was killed and another was seriously injured

  • Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour Gaza truce begins

    3 weeks ago

    Israel withdrew ground forces from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and started a 72-hour cease-fire with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war.

    Minutes before the truce began at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), Hamas launched a salvo...

  • Israel agrees to Egyptian proposal for Gaza ceasefire, official says

    August 4, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    Israel agreed on Monday to an Egyptian proposal for a three-day ceasefire in a four-week-old Gaza war, to start at 0500 GMT (9 p.m. PST) on Tuesday, an Israeli official said.

    "We agree to begin implementing the Egyptian initiative. If the cease-fire is upheld there will be no...

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