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  • Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

    July 13, 2014 | 8:36 am

    Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people.

    Militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip...

  • Hamas warns Israel before barrage on Tel Aviv

    July 12, 2014 | 5:15 pm

    Hamas warned Israel in a Hebrew message that it would fire on Tel Aviv in a barrage that would test the Iron Dome missile defense system.

    The rockets were fired on Tel Aviv after 9 p.m. on Saturday, an hour after Hamas warned the operators of the Iron Dome batteries to be...

  • Israel deploys more missile interceptors, Gaza death toll up to 121

    July 12, 2014 | 9:50 am

    Israel rushed an eighth missile interceptor battery into service on Saturday to counter stronger-than-expected rocket fire from Gaza as the military pounded positions in the Palestinian enclave for a fifth day, killing 15 people, medics said.

    The Jewish state kept options open...

  • Gaza militant group warns airlines it will target Ben Gurion airport

    July 11, 2014 | 9:16 pm

    Islamist Hamas's armed wing has warned airlines that it intends to target Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport with its rockets from Gaza and has told them not to fly there, a statement by the group said on Friday.

    The airport, Israel's main international aerial gateway, has...

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  • Jewish group leads protests blaming Israel for escalating violence

    July 11, 2014 | 8:41 am

    Protests against Israel organized by Jewish Voice for Peace drew 1,000 demonstrators in 15 cities, organizers said.

    Protests took place in Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco, among other cities, according to Rabbi Alissa Wise, a a member of the...

  • U.N.’s Ban: Hamas stopping rocket fire would stop escalation

    July 11, 2014 | 8:34 am

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said an end to Hamas rocket fire was the only means of preventing an Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

    “Today we face the risk of an all out escalation in Israel and Gaza with the threat of a ground offensive still palpable and...

  • Hamas finds itself in war it didn’t want — and cannot escape

    July 10, 2014 | 10:46 am

    The latest mini-war between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas began with the Gaza-based militants eager to strike a blow, but the escalation that followed has left them physically and diplomatically exposed, with no ready way out.

    Hamas has sent its rockets streaking into...

  • In Tel Aviv, sunny with a chance of rockets

    July 10, 2014 | 10:03 am

    “In Tel Aviv, we expect the skies clear with a temperature of 32 degrees,” our pilot said upon taking off from Milan’s airport Wednesday, with no discernible hint of irony.

    The thermometer in Tel Aviv did fill up — 32 degrees Celsius, 90 Fahrenheit — but the skies have, sadly,...

  • Israel intercepts rockets fired at Tel Aviv and Dimona, slams Gaza sites

    July 10, 2014 | 9:16 am

    Israel’s Iron Dome system intercepted rockets fired at the heavily populated Tel Aviv area and at Dimona, which houses a nuclear reactor.

    Meanwhile, Israeli airstrikes hit about 320 targets in Gaza overnight on the third day of its expanded military operation to curb rocket fire...

  • Israel OKs call-up of additional 40,000 combat reservists

    July 8, 2014 | 8:37 am

    Israel’s Cabinet approved the call-up of as many as 40,000 additional combat reservists.

    The approval came Tuesday afternoon, hours after army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz requested the added troops with the start of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in an effort to stop a...

  • Stepped-up Gaza operation could last long time, Israeli defense chief says

    July 8, 2014 | 8:33 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Israeli military to “take off the gloves” against Hamas, as Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon prepared the public for a long campaign in Gaza.

    “Hamas chose to escalate the situation and it will pay a heavy price for doing so,” Netanyahu said...

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

    July 7, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    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...

  • Amid rocket barrage, southern Israelis told to stay near shelters

    July 3, 2014 | 2:09 pm

    At least 15 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel over the course of an hour.

    Hours after Hamas’ military wing threatened Israel, Thursday’s barrage struck buildings and caused fires, and a soldier was injured from shrapnel. Residents of Israeli communities...

  • Rockets from Gaza mostly hit open areas in southern Israel

    July 2, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    About a dozen rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel.

    Most of the rockets fell in unpopulated areas on Wednesday; the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two. Rockets intercepted by Iron Dome are headed for populated areas.

    Some Israeli media put the number of rockets fired at 20.

    Israel responded to some of the attacks earlier in the evening by bombing a rocket launcher in the southern Gaza Strip used to fire four mortars at Israel.

  • Israeli retaliatory strikes hit 34 Gaza sites

    July 1, 2014 | 8:46 am

    Israel’s Air Force bombed 34 sites in Gaza in what its military said was retaliation for a rocket barrage from the coastal strip.

    The strikes were responding to 18 rockets fired at Israel over a 24-hour period beginning Sunday night, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

    ...
  • Israeli military calls up reservists on second day of Gaza rocket barrage

    March 13, 2014 | 3:03 pm

    The Israel Defense Forces called up a limited number of reservists following a second day of rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel.

    The reservists — for air defense, according to the Israel Defense Forces — were summoned on Thursday, when 17 rockets were fired at Israel....

  • Iron Dome anti-missile system placed in Jerusalem area

    September 9, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    An Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was positioned in the Jerusalem area, reportedly for the first time.

    The deployment came on Sunday, according to international news agencies, which also showed photos of the battery in place.

    The Israeli military did not comment on its...

  • Retaliating for rocket attacks, Israel slams Gaza terror sites

    June 24, 2013 | 7:17 am

    Israeli airstrikes hit terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks on southern Israel.

    Two weapons storage facilities in central Gaza and a rocket launch site in southern Gaza were struck Monday morning, the Israeli military said in a statement.

    Earlier...

  • Long-range rockets strike Eilat

    April 17, 2013 | 8:43 am

    Two long-range rockets fired from the Sinai Desert struck the Israeli resort city of Eilat.

    The rockets launched Wednesday morning fell in open areas in the southernmost Israeli city, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

    Israeli forces found the remnants of the two rockets....

  • Israel closes Gaza crossing after rockets fired

    April 8, 2013 | 6:38 am

    Israel closed the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Gaza to the passage of goods after three rockets were fired at southern Israel from the coastal strip.

    One rocket fired from Gaza struck southern Israel on Sunday night as the national ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day was...

  • Rockets fired on Israel from Gaza for third day

    April 4, 2013 | 9:16 am

    A rocket fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, the third day in a row that rockets have been fired at Israel from the coastal strip.

    Several rockets were fired from Gaza on Thursday morning, but only one landed in an open area in southern Israel. The rest exploded within Gaza's...

  • Hostilities flare along Israeli-Gaza border

    April 3, 2013 | 1:06 am

    Israel pressed Hamas on Wednesday to rein in rocket-firing militants in the Gaza Strip after the most serious outbreak of cross-border hostilities since a ceasefire ended an eight-day war in November.

    The Israeli military said two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern...

  • March 21, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 21, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

    Headline: After Israeli backslapping, Obama faces Palestinian discontent

    To Read: Jennifer Rubin believes that while Obama's Middle East cant has improved, his actions haven't:

    The message all this sends to Syria’s patron, Iran, is simple: The United States won’t act....

  • Man behind Iron Dome addresses Milken students

    March 13, 2013 | 8:16 am

    Milken Community High School's middle and upper school students and teachers got a unique glimpse into the inner workings of some of the Israeli military’s most cutting-edge technology on March 7.

    The best part? It was delivered by someone who had an integral role in bringing it...

  • Emergency transport for pets in Israel

    February 27, 2013 | 8:28 am

    When Gaza rockets were raining down on southern and parts of central Israel in November, the staff at Terminal4Pets — located outside of firing range in Maccabim-Reut — told its clients that it would work out the logistics of boarding or evacuating their pets if they suddenly had...

  • Israel complains to U.N. about rearming by Hezbollah

    December 20, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Israel's U.N. envoy urged the Security Council on Thursday to condemn what he described as significant rearming by Hezbollah, saying the Lebanese militant group now possessed an arsenal of tens of thousands of missiles capable of hitting Israel.

    Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron...

  • Letters to the Editor: Gaza war, “Lincoln” and Special Needs

    November 28, 2012 | 12:31 pm

    Hope for Peace With Hamas
     
    When David Suissa wonders “If Hamas had the ability to murder thousands of Jews, wouldn’t they?” he is letting stereotypes get in the way of helpful analysis (“Pogroms Interrupted,” Nov. 23). He is also, in effect, arguing that Hamas is not an...
  • Rockets pound Israel for seventh day

    November 20, 2012 | 9:04 am

    More than 80 rockets were fired at southern Israel in the seventh day since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, including two aimed at Jerusalem.

    An air raid siren sounded in Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon; two rockets fell in the Gush Etzion area south of Jerusalem....

  • Islamic Jihad leaders killed in strike, Hamas’ Maashal shuns stop to bombings

    November 19, 2012 | 8:11 am

    As Hamas' leader in exile, Khaled Mashaal, brushed off a halt to bombings, Israeli airstrikes hit a Gaza media center and killed several leaders of Islamic Jihad.

    The Israel Air Force's strike Monday evening -- the second on the center in two days -- killed Ramaz Harab, a top...

  • More diplomacy to try to halt Israel-Gaza fighting

    November 18, 2012 | 9:09 pm

    Hostilities between Islamist militants and Israel entered a sixth day on Monday as diplomatic efforts were set to intensify to try to stop rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

    International pressure for a ceasefire seemed certain to mount after the...

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