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  • 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...

  • For Israelis in the western Negev, each day is ‘Russian Roulette’

    By Jared Sichel

    August 18, 2014 | 3:47 am

    When the tzeva adom, red alert, screams its siren as Yasmine Parda eats out in Ashkelon at her favorite restaurant, she waits and hopes for the best—no rocket shelters are reachable by foot within the siren’s reported 15-second warning interval.

    “We sit in the restaurant and...

  • Netanyahu asks U.S. congressmen to protect Israel from war crimes charges

    August 7, 2014 | 11:57 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked U.S. lawmakers to help Israel avoid war crimes charges stemming from the Gaza conflict.

    Netanyahu asked a delegation of visiting legislators to help keep Israel out of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Rep. Steven...

  • French, Indian TV show Hamas rocket launches in civilian areas

    August 6, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    French and Indian TV stations broadcast footage showing Hamas rocket launching facilities in a civilian area.

    The French TV station, France 24, showed a rocket launching pad located about 100 yards from a United Nations building flying the blue U.N. flag. A hotel housing...

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  • Savoring life in Tel Aviv under the rockets

    August 6, 2014 | 11:53 am

    I walk six blocks each morning through the Florentine neighborhood of Tel Aviv to the bus stop for the 51. At block number five, in the shade off to the right of the sidewalk, I spot the familiar sight of the old man sitting in a folding chair. We don’t know anything about each...

  • 3 videos that PROVE Hamas fires from civilian areas

    August 5, 2014 | 5:14 pm

    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...

  • Humanitarian cease-fire called by Israel broken by rocket fire from Gaza

    August 4, 2014 | 8:49 am

    Israel’s military said it was observing a seven-hour unilateral humanitarian cease-fire.

    Monday’s “humanitarian window” was set to last until 5 p.m., according to the Israel Defense Forces.

    Israel said several rockets were fired into the country during its cessation of fire.

    ...
  • The images missing from the Gaza war

    July 31, 2014 | 10:54 am

    There’s no shortage of images from the Gaza conflict.

    We’ve seen rubble, dead Palestinian children, Israelis cowering during rocket attacks, Israeli military maneuvers and IDF footage of Hamas militants emerging from tunnels to attack Israeli soldiers.

    What we haven’t seen are...

  • The humanitarian crisis

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 30, 2014 | 12:45 pm

  • Mid-East politics at Israel’s Jerusalem International Film Festival

    July 30, 2014 | 11:30 am

    Speaking at the July 10 opening ceremony of this year’s Jerusalem International Film Festival, which was moved at the last minute from the outdoor Sultan’s Pool venue to protect guests from Hamas rockets, the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, a former high-tech entrepreneur in a...

  • Weapons found stored in third UN school in Gaza

    July 30, 2014 | 9:37 am

    A stockpile of weapons was discovered at a third United Nations school in the Gaza Strip.

    The rockets were discovered Tuesday, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency said in a statement, according to the Times of Israel, which reported that the incident was not publicized by...

  • Dermer: Over 500 rockets fired at Israel landed back in Gaza

    July 29, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Over 500 of the rockets fired from Gaza at Israel in the last three weeks have landed in Gaza territory, Israel’s ambassador told U.S. Jewish and political leaders.

    During an address Monday at the National Leadership Assembly for Israel in Washington D.C., Ambassador Ron Dermer...

  • Israel extends Gaza humanitarian ceasefire for another 24 hours

    July 26, 2014 | 8:07 pm

    Israel's security cabinet approved extending the humanitarian cease-fire begun early on Saturday until midnight local time (1700 EST) on Sunday, an Israeli government official said.

    "At the request of the United Nations, the cabinet has approved a humanitarian hiatus until...

  • Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

    July 25, 2014 | 10:23 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza cease-fire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, and further violence flared between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

    Mediators hope any truce in the Gaza Strip can...

  • Five Palestinians killed in West Bank violence

    July 25, 2014 | 10:17 am

    Five Palestinians were killed in the West Bank on Friday in shootings involving both Israeli forces and a civilian who appeared to be a Jewish settler, medics and witnesses said.

    Three Palestinians were killed during clashes between Israeli forces shooting live bullets and...

  • Immunity and Impunity: Fear and Loathing in Gaza

    July 25, 2014 | 9:12 am

    “The terrorists are firing rockets from schools, from mosques, from hospitals, from heavily civilian populations. We have to try and are doing our best to minimize civilian casualties. But we cannot give our attackers immunity or impunity.”– Benyamin Netanyahu, on July 24, 2014
    ...

  • Relocate nationals from near Gaza border, Thai embassy asks

    July 24, 2014 | 12:03 pm

    The Thai embassy in Tel Aviv asked the Israeli government to relocate Thai nationals working in southern Israel near the Gaza border.

    The request on Thursday came a day after a Thai worker was killed when a mortar fired from Gaza struck the hothouse in which he was working.

    ...
  • 3 senators urge Obama to let Israel neutralize Hamas ahead of cease-fire

    July 24, 2014 | 11:28 am

    Three senators urged President Obama to ensure that Israel removes Hamas’ military threat before a cease-fire is in place.

    “The threats posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels whose only purpose is to kill and kidnap Israelis are intolerable, and Israel must be allowed to take any...

  • Ban orders review following allegations UNRWA gave rockets back to Hamas

    July 24, 2014 | 11:13 am

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commissioned a review of U.N. practices for relocating weapons found on its premises following reports that rockets found in an UNRWA school were returned to Hamas.

    “The Secretary-General is alarmed to hear that rockets were placed in an UNRWA...

  • A prayer for peace

    July 24, 2014 | 8:40 am

    As an American visiting Jerusalem for a month, the Tuesday night of the first air raid siren in the city was a new experience for me. Rationality told me that I was safe. Under the protection of the Iron Dome, the probability of one of Hamas’ rockets reaching the ground was slim,...

  • Why is this Gaza conflict different? Dead children.

    By Rob Eshman

    July 23, 2014 | 3:07 pm

    I was a guest on Warren Olney’s “Which Way, L.A.?” on KCRW-FM this past Monday afternoon when the host stumped me. He was speaking with me about the response of the Los Angeles Jewish community to the Gaza war. 

    “Is the reaction any different than in the last two Gaza...

  • Israel flight cancellations tip of economic iceberg

    July 23, 2014 | 9:04 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Esther Olive, a French Jew who lives in Israel, is stranded at the Istanbul airport and is petrified.

    “People from the airline screamed at us and said that we couldn’t stay in the airport and had to go to a hotel,” she told...

  • Finding unity in a bomb shelter

    July 22, 2014 | 11:38 am

    When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough.

    That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reawakening a sleepy world with a vivid musical picture of human pain in times of...

  • As rockets fly, poor towns in southern Israel cry out for better protection

    July 22, 2014 | 10:34 am

    Fares Alhozael doesn’t want much from the Israeli government.

    The roads in his neighborhood aren’t paved, and earlier this year Israel destroyed his cousin’s house for having been built illegally.

    Slumped on a faded bed in the bare, beige, tin-roofed house he shares with his...

  • UNRWA condemns discovery of rockets in Gaza school

    July 17, 2014 | 9:21 am

    A United Nations agency condemned the discovery of rockets discovered in one of its schools in the Gaza Strip.

    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which assists Palestinian refugees, said in a statement issued Thursday that about 20 rockets were discovered hidden on the...

  • At summer camps and trauma centers, Beersheba students facing rockets with locals

    July 15, 2014 | 2:30 pm

    During Israel’s conflict with Hamas in 2009, Eli Nachmani, already using a wheelchair, injured his leg when a rocket hit this southern Israeli city.

    In the last clash in 2012, Nachmani sustained a head injury when the blast from a rocket knocked him out of his wheelchair.

    The...

  • Avigdor Lieberman: Israel should retake Gaza

    July 15, 2014 | 8:49 am

    Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said Israel should retake the Gaza Strip in the current military operation.

    “Israel must go all the way in Gaza. The world must give us its full backing to go all the way,” Lieberman said Tuesday afternoon at a news conference at the...

  • Rockets from Gaza still striking Israel after it accepts cease-fire

    July 15, 2014 | 8:39 am

    Rockets fired from Gaza continued to land in populated areas of Israel after its security Cabinet accepted and put into effect an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire.

    The Cabinet announced in a one-sentence statement its acceptance of the cease-fire at 9 a.m. Tuesday, the time it...

  • Hamas is texting me

    July 15, 2014 | 8:33 am

    I just got a text from someone who’s trying to blow me up.

    “The stupidity of your leaders put all of Israel under fire, and forced all the Israelis to go into shelters,” it said, sent by a user named SMSQASSAM. “We will continue bombing every place in Israel until they answer all...

  • Rocket seriously injures Israeli teen in Ashkelon, dual citizens leave Gaza

    July 13, 2014 | 8:52 am

    An Israeli teenager was seriously injured by a rocket fired from Gaza that landed in Ashkelon.

    Another Israeli man was wounded in the rocket strike on Sunday afternoon in a residential area of the city.

    “Hamas has chosen to attack our cities with massive and indiscriminate...

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