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  • John McCain: Send Bill Clinton to negotiate Mideast peace

    November 18, 2012 | 10:47 am

    The United States needs to deploy a high-level envoy, like former President Bill Clinton, to help negotiate a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, a top U.S. politician said on Sunday.

    Senator John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee...

  • Kardashian, Murdoch slammed for tweets involving Israel

    November 18, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Reality star Kim Kardashian apologized for tweeting about the Gaza conflict, and media mogul Rupert Murdoch slammed the "Jewish-owned media" for its "anti-Israel coverage" in a tweet. 

    At the same time, Twitter suspended three accounts held by an Orthodox Jew from New York after...

  • Obama: Missile fire from Gaza must stop first

    November 18, 2012 | 10:00 am

    President Obama told the Egyptian and Turkish leaders that a resolution to the Gaza-Israel violence must begin with an end to rocket fire into Israel.

    "If we’re serious about wanting to resolve this situation and create a genuine peace process, it starts with no more missiles...

  • Gaza journalists wounded by Israeli attack on buildings

    November 18, 2012 | 9:42 am

    Israeli aircraft hit two Gaza media buildings on Sunday, wounding eight journalists and drawing concern from press covering the fighting between Palestinian militants and the Jewish state.

    The Israeli military said the attacks were pinpoint strikes on Hamas communication devices...

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  • Tens of millions of hackers target Israel government Web sites

    November 18, 2012 | 9:24 am

    More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on Israeli government web sites since Wednesday when Israel began its Gaza air strikes, the government said on Sunday.

    Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said just one hacking attempt was successful on a site he did not want to...

  • Iron Dome intercepts more rockets over Tel Aviv, as Netanyahu says IDF prepared to expand operation

    November 18, 2012 | 8:42 am

    The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted one of two missiles fired at the Tel Aviv area.

    The missiles fired on Sunday morning, the fifth day of what the Israeli military has dubbed Operation Pillar of Defense, mark at least four missiles fired from Gaza at one of Israel's...

  • Israel, Gaza fighting rages on as Egypt seeks truce

    November 17, 2012 | 9:29 pm

    Israel bombed militant targets in Gaza for a fifth straight day on Sunday, launching aerial and naval attacks as its military prepared for a possible ground invasion, though Egypt saw "some indications" of a truce ahead.

    Forty-seven Palestinians, about half of them civilians,...

  • Israel requests reservists after rockets target cities

    November 16, 2012 | 11:05 am

    Israeli ministers were on Friday asked to endorse the call-up of up to 75,000 reservists after Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day.

    The rocket attacks were a challenge to Israel's Gaza...

  • Air-raid siren sounds in Jerusalem

    November 16, 2012 | 8:04 am

    Air-raid sirens were sounded in Jerusalem on Friday, marking the first time the holy city has been targeted by rocket fire from Gaza.

    Initial reports from Israeli television said three rockets had landed in the area of Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.

    The alarms come just a day...

  • Gaza militants use Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to launch 21 rockets into Israel

    November 16, 2012 | 7:50 am

    Palestinian militants reportedly fired 21 rockets from Gaza into Israel during a unilateral ceasefire called by Israel to facilitate a visit to Gaza by Egypt’s prime minister.

    Israel briefly suspended its attacks on Gaza on Friday -- the third day of Israel’s operation Pillar of...

  • Netanyahu on IDF operation: ‘No government would tolerate’ Hamas’s terror

    November 15, 2012 | 11:32 am

    In the wake of the Israel Defense Forces’ killing of Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jabari, more than 250 rockets fired by Gaza terrorists into Israel, and three Israelis being killed, the IDF is now calling army reservists and preparing for a potential ground incursion into Gaza.

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  • Online campaign urging Israel supporters to wear red

    November 15, 2012 | 9:42 am

    An online campaign is asking people around the world to send in photos of themselves wearing red clothing in support of residents of southern Israel.

    The Stop The Rockets campaign was launched Tuesday by the Australasian Union of Jewish Students to remind people of the Code Red...

  • Three Israelis killed by rocket from Gaza as U.N. Security Council meets over Gaza attacks

    November 15, 2012 | 6:48 am

    Three Israelis were killed when a rocket fired from Gaza hit their Kiryat Malachi home.

    The rocket that struck the private home on Thursday morning was one of nearly 200 rockets fired from Gaza since the assassination late Wednesday afternoon of Hamas military chief in Gaza,...

  • Obama speaks to Israeli, Egyptian leaders about Gaza violence

    November 14, 2012 | 5:54 pm

    President Barack Obama spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday and reiterated U.S. support for Israel's right to self-defense in light of rocket attacks from Gaza, the White House said.

    Obama spoke to the leaders about...

  • 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.

  • Barak: Current episode with Gaza ‘not over’

    November 13, 2012 | 7:25 am

    Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the current episode of rocket fire from Gaza is not over, during a visit to the border with Gaza.

    Barak on Tuesday held a security analysis with the Israel Defense Forces chiefs in the area, including Gaza Division Commander Brig. Gen....

  • Gaza militants signal truce with Israel after rockets

    November 12, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    Palestinian militants indicated they were ready for a truce with Israel on Monday to defuse a growing crisis after four days of rocket strikes from the Gaza Strip into the south of the Jewish state.

    There was no immediate response from Israel which has warned it is ready to ramp...

  • Informal ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, brokered by Egypt, holding

    October 25, 2012 | 7:11 am

    Israel and Hamas reportedly were observing an informal ceasefire, brokered by Egypt.

    The ceasefire reportedly went into effect at midnight on Thursday morning, though a lone mortar shell was fired at southern Israel at about 9 a.m. Thursday, several hours after the unofficial...

  • Rockets slam southern Israel, striking homes and injuring workers

    October 24, 2012 | 8:28 am

    More than 70 rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza have hit southern Israel in the last 24 hours, striking several homes and injuring three.

    Four Palestinians have been killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza sites that the Israeli military said are used for launching rockets at...

  • Israel will continue to target attackers, Netanyahu tells Blair

    October 22, 2012 | 8:14 am

    Israel will continue to attack the groups that fire rockets on her citizens, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Netanyahu's statement Monday morning during a meeting with Mideast Quartet envoy Tony Blair came after Israeli airstrikes targeted what the Israel Defense Forces...

  • Barrage of rockets fired from Gaza strike Israel

    October 9, 2012 | 9:48 am

    More than 30 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel.

    The rockets fired Monday damaged an apartment building and killed several animals in a petting zoo. Some Israeli media put the number of rockets and mortars at more than 50.

    The barrage of...

  • U.N. hits at Israel and Palestinian authorities

    September 10, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Israel on Monday that keeping its long-standing blockade of Gaza would only condemn the area's people to lasting poverty and play into the hands of extremists in the Middle East.

    In a speech to the world body's Human Rights...

  • Iron Dome battery positioned near Eilat

    August 20, 2012 | 9:05 am

    Israel installed an Iron Dome anti-missile system battery outside of Eilat days after a long-range rocket attack on the city.

    The Iron Dome battery was moved into place Sunday, two days after fragments of a Grad rocket were found north of the popular resort town. It is believed to...

  • Despite truce, rockets still falling on Israel

    June 24, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    Rockets continued to fall on southern Israel despite a truce with Gazan terrorist groups.

    The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted five rockets fired at Ashkelon shortly after the truce, which was mediated by Egypt, went into effect at 8 p.m. Sunday. Several rockets also hit...

  • Hamas says it is ready for Egypt-brokered truce

    June 20, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    Palestinian Hamas militants announced on Wednesday they were ready to stop the latest round of cross-border violence as long as Israel followed suit, in a statement issued after Israeli air strikes killed two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in a third day of fighting.

    “Responding to...

  • IAF strikes two Gaza targets as escalation in south continues

    June 20, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    The Israeli Air Force on Wednesday evening struck two targets in the northern Gaza Strip, in response to earlier rocket fire.

    The two targets were terrorist bases, according to an IDF statement.

    Earlier on Wednesday, a rocket fired from Gaza directly hit a home in the Sdot Negev Regional Council, one of around 55 rockets and mortars fired into Israel since the morning. Several people suffered from shock.

    The Iron Dome anti-rocket system intercepted a rocket fired at Netivot on Wednesday.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • Fighting flares along Israel-Gaza border

    June 19, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Israel killed two Palestinians in air strikes and Hamas fired its first cross-border rocket barrages in more than a year as fighting along the Israel-Gaza frontier flared on Tuesday for a second day.

    The confrontation initially appeared to fit a familiar pattern of Israeli strikes...

  • Hamas renews rocket fire from Gaza; 17 missiles explode in southern Israel

    June 19, 2012 | 8:25 am

    Hamas has launched a barrage of rockets toward southern Israel on Tuesday afternoon, after months of restraint on behalf of the Gaza rulers.

    Seven rockets exploded in open areas in Eshkol Regional Council on Tuesday afternoon, after four rockets were fired at Hof Ashkelon and Sha’ar...

  • Nakba Day marked with rioting, rock throwing

    May 15, 2012 | 7:59 am

    Palestinians in Israel marked Nakba Day with riots and rock-throwing.

    Palestinians on Tuesday rioted and threw rocks at Israeli troops near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, at the Kalandia checkpoint and at Rachel’s Tomb near Bethlehem. Several Palestinian rioters were...

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