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  • In phone call with Netanyahu, Obama affirms Israel’s right to defense

    13 hours ago

    In a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama affirmed Israel’s right to defend itself from rocket attacks but called for a de-escalation of the violence.

    “The president reiterated the United States’ strong condemnation of continuing rocket fire...

  • Israel retaliates for attacks from Gaza, Syria

    June 2, 2014 | 9:16 am

    Israel’s military returned fire on its northern and southern borders in response to attacks from the Gaza Strip and Syria.

    Several mortars were fired on Israel from Syria on Monday morning, with one explosive landing near an Israeli army outpost on Mount Hermon. No one was...

  • Rockets fired on Israel believed to have come from Sinai

    November 14, 2012 | 10:59 am

    Four rockets fired on southern Israel are believed to have come from the Sinai Peninsula.

    The rockets that landed on a moshav and its fields in southern Israel was fired Wednesday afternoon.

    The attack came a day after the four-day onslaught of rockets fired by terrorist groups in Gaza seemed to have come to an end in a tacit cease-fire brokered by Egypt.

  • 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...

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  • French consul injured after Israeli raid on Gaza

    November 15, 2011 | 8:21 am

    France’s consul to the Gaza Strip, his wife and 13-year-old daughter were injured during an Israeli air strike on Sunday night, French foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said.

    Valero told reporters the three were hit by shrapnel at their residence in Gaza, which is located...

  • Beersheba school hit, resident killed as Gaza rockets pound Israel

    August 21, 2011 | 11:03 am

    A school in Beersheba was hit by a Grad rocket, one day after a city resident was killed as rockets from Gaza continue to slam into southern Israel. 

    The school in Beersheba was empty during Sunday morning’s strike, with the start of school just two weeks away. At least six rockets...

  • U.S. to help Israel buy more Iron Dome systems

    May 26, 2011 | 10:46 am

    The United States will help Israel buy four more Iron Dome short-range anti-missile systems, a Pentagon official said.

    Lt.-Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, the head of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, told the Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee Wednesday that the agency has...

  • Analysis: Israel seeks to change rules of the game with Gaza assault

    By Leslie Susser

    December 29, 2008 | 7:17 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel's retaliation against persistent Hamas mortar and rocket attacks on civilians in southern Israel was far more ferocious than anyone, including Hamas, expected.

    The first three days of intensive Israel Air Force bombing in Gaza reduced hundreds of Hamas...

  • Ashkelon is the new front line in the war with Gaza

    By Dina Kraft

    March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    Al-Jazeera TV reports on rockets hitting Ashkelon


    Eighteen-year-old Eden Sharbane awoke before dawn Saturday to the eerie sound of a "red alert" siren in her Ashkelon neighborhood. Glancing outside her window, she saw a red-and-orange blur: A rocket was about to hit her apartment...

  • 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...
  • Support for Sderot is strong at L.A. benefit concert

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 2, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain pronounced the name "Sharat." Latina actress and singer Maria Conchita Alonso added a throaty "ch" sound to the end of the word. Even several Israelis, including Israel's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Tzipi Livni,...