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  • Latest rocket barrages from Gaza mean life ‘does not go on as normal’

    March 12, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    The worst Palestinian rocket barrages from the Gaza Strip so far this year saw more than 147 rockets fired into major southern Israeli cities, with the wail of sirens and sudden explosions jolting residents, sometimes several times an hour.

    During the period of March 9-11, there...

  • From red alerts to the red carpet—a teen from Sderot speaks

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Vitolda Nahshonov, 15, is one of 10 teens brought to Los Angeles from Sderot by the Israeli Leadership Club and the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles to share her story of what it's like to live under constant attack from Qassam rockets. Nahshonov has lived in Sderot, near...
  • Israel weighs novel ideas to counter Hamas rockets

    By Leslie Susser

    March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    Video from Israel reports on February rocket attacks


    With Israel still facing Hamas rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip following the end of the army's limited ground operation there, the Israeli government is considering stronger follow-up measures.

    The Hamas rocket problem became...

  • Now or later

    By Rob Eshman

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    If Israel relaunches its invasion of Gaza, no one should blame it. A country must do everything it can to protect its citizens from constant attack. I know it's been said, but it bears repeating: No other country in the world would countenance even a single missile crossing its...
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  • As Gaza strikes Sderot again and again, Israel weighs attack options

    By Leslie Susser

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    Raw video footage just in from Sderot


    After a Qassam rocket attack seriously injured two brothers in the Israeli border town of Sderot, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert again came under intense pressure to launch a major military strike against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    Israeli media,...

  • Israel booming but helicopters may be an omen of trouble ahead

    By Jack Weiss

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    On a recent morning, as Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ratcheted up warnings that Israel was preparing to launch a major operation in the Gaza Strip, I stand on an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) lookout a few hundred yards from Gaza, as two dark Apache helicopters swoop down and...
  • Briefs: Hebron settlers removed, Olmert plans land swap, Romney backs off Hezbollah

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Illegal Hebron Settlers Evicted

    Israeli security forces evicted Jewish settlers who had taken over disputed properties in Hebron. Thousands of soldiers and police descended on the West Bank city Tuesday to remove two Israeli families squatting in abandoned apartments. The evictions...

  • An open letter to a Hamas supporter in Gaza

    By Uri Dromi

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Dear Hamas Supporter: So, over the last 40 years Israelis have been told constantly by the world to pull out of Gaza and the West Bank. Two years ago we did evacuate Gaza, but what did we get in return? A barrage of deadly missiles on our south and a Palestinian government led by...
  • Crises in Israel energize support from diaspora communities

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Gilad Shalit's somber voice sounded like a ghost's on the audiotape released late last month. It was the first anyone had heard from the Israeli soldier since Hamas militants kidnapped him a year before. Shalit's abduction in Gaza, however, was a prelude to the summer's tragedy that...
  • 1967-2047

    By Rob Eshman

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Forty years ago, Israel launched a preemptive attack against belligerent Arab nations and emerged victorious, bringing under its control East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. It is called the Six-Day War because it was over in six days.

    Yeah, right.
    ...
  • Israel is bracing for a long struggle with Hamas

    By Leslie Susser

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Hamas faux-Mickey teaches kids to hate With no end in sight to Qassam rocket attacks on Israeli civilians near the border with Gaza, the Israeli government is preparing for a long struggle against radical, Hamas-led Palestinian terrorists.

    In two weeks of persistent bombardment,...
  • Rockets raining on Sderot take physical and mental toll on city

    By  Orit Arfa

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's a smooth car ride to Sderot.

    There's very little traffic on this Sunday between Jerusalem and the battered city. Sunflower fields line the road and then the vast prairies of the Negev; it's difficult to fathom that only a few kilometers away rockets are raining.

    We stop for...
  • Three videos from Sderot

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm



    Bombs and Panic in Sderot -- amateur video
    Click the BIG arrow to view (1 min. 11 secs.)




    Israel Under Attack -- official (?) video
    English and Hebrew with English subtitles
    Click the BIG arrow to view (2 mins. 52 secs.)




    Amateur musical tribute to Sderot's children -- "Let Us Grow Up in Quiet"
    Hebrew with English subtitles (3 mins. 42 secs.)




    Click here to make a donation to the Israel Emergency Fund for Sderot


  • Rocket attacks pose huge policy dilemma for Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    More than a week of unabated Qassam rocket attacks on Sderot has created a huge policy dilemma for the Israeli government: What should it do to stop radical Gaza-based terrorists from firing missiles on Israeli civilians and causing pandemonium in the border town of 22,000.

    Should...
  • High-tech company offers portable solutions for Israel’s shelter shortage

    By  Orit Arfa

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Click on the BIG ARROW for Orit Arfa's video showing the inside of the portable shelter
    On May 20, Operation LifeShield, a nonprofit organization founded to provide emergency relief from missile attacks in Israel, unveiled in Jerusalem its transportable bomb shelters, dubbed...
  • Army base provides haven for refugees from Sderot

    By Dina Kraft

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Driven from their homes by Qassam rockets, Eimvet Yitao and her colleagues from a Sderot day care center gathered under the shade of a sprawling tree at an army center in Givat Olga, swapping stories of their fears.

    They talked, too, of their relief at the respite from uncertainty.
    ...
  • Villagairosa tells Sderot’s mayor he longs for end to violence

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm



    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villagairosa reassured Eli Moyal, Mayor of Sderot, of his continued support Friday, after Palestinian rocket attacks forced a partial evacuation of the city.

    In a letter to Moyal, released by the Mayor's office (full text below), Villagairosa said "the...
  • Resident heroes of Sderot mark Pesach under rocket threat

    By Rabbi Avi Baumol

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Ma nishtana halayla hazeh" -- "How is this night different from all other nights? We were once slaves in Egypt, but God redeemed us, bringing us out from the land to freedom."

    Very soon, Jews from around the world will chant this familiar refrain, as we have done at the Passover...

  • Depression grips Sderot as rockets continue to fall

    By Dina Kraft

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A warm, late-autumn sun spills over empty swing sets and slides. The children of this working-class border town have no time to play. Listening for alerts of falling rockets from Gaza, they scurry between home and school.

    It's a routine that has intensified in recent weeks, with the...