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  • 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...

  • Israeli commanders won’t be charged in Cast Lead killings

    May 2, 2012 | 8:49 am

    Israel’s military said it will take no legal actions against the commanders who ordered the attack on a compound that resulted in the deaths of 21 members of a Palestinian family.

    In a letter Tuesday to the human rights group B’Tselem, which had filed a complaint against the...

  • Rockets land in Israel despite reported cease-fire

    March 13, 2012 | 8:51 am

    At least seven rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza exploded in Israel after reports of an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.

    Egypt announced that a cease-fire between terrorist groups in Egypt and Israel came into effect at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

    “We are still following the situation...

  • 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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  • Egypt negotiating between Israel and Gaza factions for ceasefire, diplomats say

    March 12, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    Egyptian intelligence officials have been leading efforts to mediate between Israel and Hamas in the last few days, in order to calm the escalation on the Israel-Gaza border.

    Egyptian diplomats said that there is an effort to bring about a ceasefire by Tuesday morning.

    “We hope that we will succeed to reach quiet tonight,” said one Egyptian diplomat.

    Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that Hamas approached Egyptian intelligence and asked to pass a message to Israel regarding the renewal of calm.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • Netanyahu pledges decisive response as rockets slam southern Israel

    March 12, 2012 | 8:35 am

    As southern Israel was barraged by rockets for a fourth straight day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was hitting back “strongly and decisively,” and its Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was intercepting many of the rockets coming from the Gaza Strip.

    “The IDF is...

  • Israel on alert for attack as Netanyahu vows to strike Gaza terrorists

    March 11, 2012 | 11:08 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel remains on alert against an attack from Sinai despite killing the terrorist leader that was planning an attack from there—an assassination that has led to a barrage of rockets raining down on southern Israel from Gaza by terrorist...

  • Rockets hit Israel, and airstrike kills Palestinian militant group’s leader in Gaza

    March 9, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    Palestinian rockets from Gaza wounded several Israelis, and an Israeli airstrike killed the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group.

    The Friday evening hostilities reportedly began with the firing of two mortar shells from Gaza into Israel.

    Shortly thereafter, an Israeli airstrike...

  • Kassams strike southern Israel

    February 1, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    At least four Kassam rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel.

    Three rockets hit Wednesday night, according to the Israel Defense Forces, though some Israeli news reports put the number at five. An additional rocket hit about three hours earlier. No damage or injuries were reported.

    In the last month, 29 rockets fired from Gaza have struck Israel, according to the IDF.

  • Israeli raid kills 3 Gazans, rockets fired at Israel

    December 9, 2011 | 8:26 am

    Violence has flared up between Israel and Gaza, with the Israeli air force killing three Palestinians and militants firing rockets deep across the border.

    The latest fighting erupted on Thursday when an air strike on a car killed two militants, one of them from Gaza’s governing...

  • Schools in southern Israel reopen

    November 2, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    Schools reopened in southern Israeli communities after having been closed for three days due to rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.

    Children returned to school Wednesday. More than 45 rockets and mortars had fallen on southern Israel in the previous three days.

    Many of the schools...

  • Rockets from Gaza shatter short-lived calm

    October 31, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    A rocket fired from Gaza landed in Ashkelon was the first since a barrage of rocket fire on southern Israel ended.

    Two mortars landed Monday afternoon in the western Negev shortly after the Kassam attack stopped at midnight.

    “There is no cease-fire, no negotiations and the IDF...

  • Rockets from Gaza shatter short-lived calm

    October 30, 2011 | 1:14 pm

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  • Israel says Gaza gets anti-plane arms from Libya

    August 29, 2011 | 11:51 am

    Palestinians in Gaza have acquired anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets from Libya during its six-month civil war, enlarging but not significantly improving their arsenal, Israeli officials said on Monday.

    While the rebellion against Muammar Gadhafi has stirred concern abroad about...

  • Israel, Gaza militants agree to halt fire

    August 26, 2011 | 8:25 am

    Israel and Islamic Jihad militants agreed to halt fire on Friday after days of deadly cross border violence, a Palestinian official said.

    Eight Palestinians, including a local commander of the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, were killed since a truce was called on Monday, raising to 26 the...

  • Lull over, rockets from Gaza again strike Israel

    August 25, 2011 | 8:53 am

    Terrorists in Gaza renewed rocket attacks on Israel, ending a brief lull.

    More than 20 rockets were fired at Israel overnight Wednesday through afternoon Thursday. A nine-month-old baby was wounded when a rocket hit a home near Ashkelon. One rocket was intercepted near Beersheba by...

  • Israel moves to ease strains with Egypt

    August 25, 2011 | 8:38 am

    Israel offered on Thursday to investigate jointly with Egypt the killing of five Egyptian security personnel during an Israeli operation against cross-border raiders a week ago, violence that has strained relations with Cairo’s new rulers.

    “Israel is ready to hold a joint...

  • Israel strikes terrorist as Gaza rockets hit Israel, Egypt

    August 24, 2011 | 10:40 am

    An Egyptian woman was injured when rockets from Gaza struck the border town of Rafah, and an Israeli airstrike killed a terrorist operative as cross-border fire interrupted a fragile cease-fire.

    Israel’s Air Force targeted the car of a local Islamic Jihad leader in Rafah in the...

  • Gaza rocket lands in Egypt as border tension simmers

    August 24, 2011 | 9:33 am

    A woman was injured by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported, as tension simmered in the region after a spate of cross-border violence.

    The woman was taken to hospital with light injuries, said a...

  • Rockets pound Israel as air force strikes back in Gaza

    August 19, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    A day after terrorist attacks killed 8 Israelis and wounded more than 20, Israeli airstrikes continued to pound targets in Gaza as rockets fell on Israel.

    Sixteen rockets were reported fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Friday. One person was seriously injured after a Grad...

  • Israel sees Gazan rockets hitting Tel Aviv

    July 25, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Palestinian rockets will hit Tel Aviv in any future conflict in the Gaza Strip, Israel’s civil defense minister said.

    Matan Vilnai, opening an international missile-defense conference outside Israel’s biggest city, said Monday that guerrilla enemies such as Hamas and Hezbollah were...

  • Turkey to UN: We seized illegal Iran arms shipment en route to Syria

    March 31, 2011 | 5:03 pm

    Turkey has informed a UN Security Council panel that it seized a cache of weapons Iran was attempting to export in breach of a UN arms embargo, according to a document obtained by Reuters on Thursday.

    Security Council diplomats said the report of the seizure from an Iranian cargo...

  • Palestinian group slams storing rockets in civilian areas

    March 31, 2011 | 10:18 am

    A Palestinian human rights group in the Gaza Strip condemned the storage of rockets used against Israel in civilian populated areas.

    The Palestinian Center for Human Rights in a statement posted on its website Tuesday called on the Hamas-controlled government in Gaza to investigate...

  • Reactions to the Jerusalem bombing

    Merav Ceren, Masa Israel Journey Participant

    March 25, 2011 | 1:14 am

    We heard the news over the radio at my office in the West Bank. The initial reports were more detailed in Hebrew, but more confusing for it – a suicide attack in Jerusalem turned out to be an unattended bomb outside a bus stop across the street from the Central Bus Station. Two...

  • WikiLeaks: Iran can reach Israel in 12 minutes

    January 2, 2011 | 8:34 pm

    Iran has missiles that can reach Israel in 12 minutes, according to cables released by WikiLeaks.

    Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi told a U.S. Congressional delegation in November 2009 that the Islamic Republic has over 300 missiles that can reach the Jewish state...

  • Israel protests Gaza rockets in U.N.

    December 22, 2010 | 8:06 am

    Israel has filed a complaint in the United Nations over rocket attacks from Gaza.

    In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and U.N. Security Council President Susan Rice, Meron Reuben, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, called on the body to “send a clear...

  • [VIDEO] Pro-Israel rally in Westwood - Jan. 11, 2009

    By Jay Firestone

    January 12, 2009 | 2:04 pm

    Video by Jay Firestone

    Huge numbers gathered together in Westwood outside the Federal Building on Sunday afternoon, January 11 to support Israel and the recent actions against Hamas.  Among the supporters were several Jewish organizations, elected officials and community members...

  • Gaza outcomes

    By Rob Eshman

    December 31, 2008 | 3:42 pm

    If you're like me, you don't like to see dead children.

    The initial images from Israel's retaliatory strikes against the Hamas government in Gaza aren't pretty. One that keeps reappearing is of a terrified, bleeding Palestinian girl, maybe 7 years old, clutching her father's arm as...

  • Analysis: New Hamas Gaza rocket attacks pose dilemma for Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    December 25, 2008 | 11:55 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The renewal of intense Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilian areas has put Israelis in a somber mood during the usually festive week of Chanukah.

    The new fighting erupted Friday -- the day a six-month truce between Hamas and Israel expired and the Islamist...

  • Quiet ends in Sderot as rocket attacks resume

    November 20, 2008 | 3:07 am

    SDEROT, ISRAEL (JTA) --Elior Levy was trying to get some rest Monday night.

    Living in Sderot, the working-class town on the front line of Israel's battle with rockets from Gaza, Levy is no stranger to having his sleep interrupted by middle-of-the-night Qassam salvos. Usually a Code...

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