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

    20 hours 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

    20 hours 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...

  • Man seriously injured in rocket explosion near Ashdod

    22 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.

    ...
  • Top Abbas adviser says Hamas makes own decisions

    2 days 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...

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  • Live from the Ground: Israel Social TV Reports

    By Jeremy Elster

    2 days ago

    The events of the last few weeks beginning with the kidnapping of three Israeli yeshiva settler youths have laid bare the dissonance between illusions for peace and hope and the brutal cycle of violence that so often dominates the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

    In the following...

  • Palestinian militant rockets intercepted over Tel Aviv, Israeli media says

    2 days ago

    Palestinian militants fired rockets at Tel Aviv on Thursday, setting off sirens and activating Israel's Iron Dome interceptor which shot down at least two of the projectiles, Army Radio said.

    Israel's Channel Two television showed live footage of one of the aerial interceptions.

    Writing by Dan Williams

  • Police officer accused of beating Palestinian-American teen suspended

    3 days ago

    An Israeli police officer shown in a video beating Palestinian-American teen Tariq Abu Khdeir was suspended and could be indicted.

    The officer, who has not been named, was suspended Wednesday for at least 15 days pending a hearing on whether charges will be brought, a statement...

  • Abbas: Israel operation in Gaza is ‘genocide’

    3 days ago

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called Israel’s expanded operation in Gaza a “genocide.”

    “It’s genocide — the killing of entire families is genocide by Israel against our Palestinian people,” he told a meeting of the Palestinian leadership at his headquarters in the...

  • U.S. calls on Israel, Palestinians to de-escalate Gaza tensions

    3 days ago

    The United States on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to de-escalate tensions in Gaza and expressed concern for the safety of civilians on both sides as Israel pressed a campaign of air strikes and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland.

    State Department...

  • Rallies at LA Israel consulate show strong feelings about renewed Israel-Gaza violence

    By Ryan Torok

    3 days ago

    Dueling rallies on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 7, outside the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles showed strong feelings about renewed Israel-Gaza violence.

    On the south side of the street at  11766 Wilshire Blvd., protestors held Palestinian flags, which flapped in a reporter’s...

  • VIDEO: Hamas terrorists killed by IDF on Israel’s Zikim beach

    3 days ago

    Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinian gunmen who slipped into southern Israel by sea from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the army said.

    Hamas, the dominant force in Gaza, claimed responsibility for the infiltration at Zikim beach, which occurred as Israel bombed the Palestinian...

  • On the threshold of a Third Intifada

    By Simone Wilson

    4 days ago

    The shocking kidnap-murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel in the West Bank on June 12, followed by the brutal revenge killing of Palestinian teen Muhammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on July 1, have bred a level of anger and mistrust between Jews and...

  • Beating of Palestinian-American teen another black eye for Israel

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    4 days ago

    For Israelis, the enduring image of the past few weeks may be the montage of the three Israeli teens murdered last month after being abducted from a hitchhiking post in the West Bank.

    But another enduring image has emerged in the last few days that is unlikely to garner much...

  • Hamas rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Gaza

    4 days ago

    At least 20 people were killed across Gaza on Tuesday, Palestinian officials said, by a bombardment Israel said may be just the start of a lengthy offensive against Islamist militants whose rockets reached hit unprecedented depths of its interior.

    Israelis ran for cover as...

  • Wolpe on the murder of teens: Don’t say ‘BUT’

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    5 days ago

    Please, please don’t say ‘but.’  The words after ‘but’ invalidate everything that comes before – 
“He’s a nice person, but he does steal from the company.”  You see?  “But” is a meaning duster, sweeping all that precedes it.

    So everyone who has written condemning the murder of...

  • Hamas steps up rocket fire, Israel says ready for escalation

    5 days ago

    Hamas stepped up rocket fire at southern Israeli towns and Israel called up reserve troops on Monday in anticipation of a possible escalation of hostilities with the Islamist group that dominates the Gaza Strip.

    The armed wing of the Palestinian group said it fired dozens of...

  • Palestinian official says both sides sitting on volcano

    5 days ago

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Munib Al-Masri, a Palestinian billionaire who is a close confidant to Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, warns that the tense situation between Israelis and Palestinians after the murders of four teenagers could explode.

    ...
  • Netanyahu: Murderers of Palestinian teen to face ‘full weight of law’

    5 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged following arrests in the murder of a Palestinian teen that the killers “will face the full weight of the law.”

    Israel’s Shin Bet security service announced Sunday that it had arrested “several Jewish suspects” in the kidnap and...

  • Israel investigating police beating of Palestinian rioter

    1 week ago

    The United States called for speedy investigation of an incident in which it said a U.S. citizen of Palestinian descent appeared to have been badly beaten by Israeli paramilitary police during riots in East Jerusalem this week.

    A video clip circulated on the internet on Saturday...

  • More riots erupt in eastern Jerusalem over youth’s slaying

    1 week ago

    Israeli police prevented dozens of Palestinian rioters from breaking through a gate into Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound in violence connected to the slaying of a Palestinian youth.

    The attempt to break into the compound through the Old City Chain Gate was one of a number of...

  • Student committee votes 10-0 to delay confirmation of Jewish UCLA student to Board of Regents

    By Jared Sichel

    1 week ago

    A group that represents the University of California’s student body further highlighted how this state has become the flashpoint for the Israeli-Palestinian debate on American campuses when it requested that the powerful UC Board of Regents delay its confirmation of Avi Oved, a...

  • Israeli soldiers jailed after public call for revenge in teens’ murder

    1 week ago

    Seven Israeli soldiers were sentenced to prison for posting photos calling for retaliation for the murder of three Israeli teenagers.

    The military handed down a 10-day term for the soldiers on Thursday after they posted the photos on Facebook calling for revenge for the killing...

  • Kerry, Netanyahu discuss investigation of Palestinian teen’s death

    1 week ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an update on the investigation into the kidnapping and murder of a Palestinian teen.

    U.S. officials in Israel also remain in close contact with the investigation, State Department spokeswoman...

  • Hamas official vows more kidnappings of Israelis

    1 week ago

    Hamas official Mushir al-Masri warned against Israeli retaliation for the murder of the three Jewish teens, saying that the Gaza-based terrorist group and partner with Fatah in the Palestinian unity government possesses rockets and missiles capable of reaching Tel Aviv.

    Masri also vowed that Hamas would abduct more Israelis, Israel Hayom reported.

    “Hamas will continue kidnapping soldiers and Israelis until the last Palestinian in Israeli prison is freed,” he said.

  • Kerry condemns murder of Palestinian teen

    1 week ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the murder of a Palestinian teen from eastern Jerusalem.

    Kerry in a statement issued Wednesday condemned “in the strongest possible terms the despicable and senseless abduction and murder of Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir. It is sickening...

  • Discovery of Palestinian teen’s body spurs rioting in E. Jerusalem

    1 week ago

    The body of a Palestinian teenager was found in the Jerusalem Forest hours after he was reported kidnapped from an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood.

    Palestinian riots broke out in the neighborhood, Beit Hanina, and other areas of eastern Jerusalem following the announcement of the...

  • After two weeks of hope, a community mourns slain Israeli teens

    1 week ago

    Only 18 days after joining together in a hopeful prayer vigil for three Israeli teenage boys abducted at a bus stop outside their school, 1,500 members of the Los Angeles Jewish community grieved together in a memorial service for the teens—Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, and Naftali...

  • How does Israel know Hamas is responsible for the kidnappings?

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    In the weeks since the Israeli government learned of the kidnappings of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel, its military and intelligence sources have worked tirelessly to piece together the puzzle of what happened, where it happened and precisely how it happened.

    One...

  • U.S. Jews should respond to the murders with more than tears

    2 weeks ago

    Jews throughout the United States will hold memorial services this week to mourn the murders of the three Israeli teenagers. There will be tears, there will be prayers, there will be words of consolation. And then the mourning needs to be followed by action – political action.

    ...
  • For murdered teens, revenge is not enough

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    When I first heard the tragic news that the three kidnapped Israeli boys had been murdered by Palestinian terrorists, my immediate instinct was to cry out for revenge. What other sentiment could I have? How else to respond to such cruelty? Should we not punish the murderers and...

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