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  • 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....

  • Barrage of rockets from Gaza hits southern Israeli cities

    March 12, 2014 | 9:04 am

    At least 20 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip at communities in southern Israel.

    One rocket is reported to have landed in a residential neighborhood in the Wednesday evening attack.

    Most of the rockets were fired at Sderot and Netivot.

    The Code Red siren was...

  • Israel in retaliatory attacks slams Gaza rocket launchers

    August 14, 2013 | 8:22 am

    Israeli airstrikes destroyed concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza in retaliation for attacks on southern Israel.

    The attacks early Wednesday morning were in response to rockets launched at Israel the previous evening as Palestinian prisoners being released by Israel were...

  • As prisoner release begins, rockets fired at Israel

    August 13, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    Rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel as Palestinian prisoners being released by Israel were being transported to the border.

    One rocket fired Tuesday night at Sderot fell short of its target and is believed to have landed inside Gaza. A second rocket landed in the...

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  • From schools to bomb shelters, Israel lagging on promise to disabled

    June 27, 2013 | 10:00 am

    A thick concrete bomb shelter sits by the side of a central street in this embattled southern Israeli town, but Naomi Moravia can’t get inside.

    Shelters like this one are crucial in Sderot, which is located about a mile from the Gaza Strip and is the frequent target of...

  • 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...

  • Obama’s Middle East visit: 50 shades of gray

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 27, 2013 | 2:37 pm

    On March 21, four days before Pesach, Sarah Chazizza was at home in Sderot, doing what people do before Pesach. She was cleaning. It was still early in the morning, but the weather was getting warmer and the windows were wide open to let the dusted furniture breath. So the sound of...

  • Islamist group says it fired rockets at Israel from Gaza

    March 21, 2013 | 7:54 am

    A small Islamist group claimed responsibility for firing rockets on Thursday at an Israeli border town from the Gaza Strip during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the region.

    The small Salafi group called Magles Shoura al-Mujahddin said in an Internet statement that it...

  • Gaza rockets hit southern Israel town cited by Obama

    March 21, 2013 | 2:17 am

    Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed on Thursday in a southern Israeli border town that U.S. President Barack Obama mentioned in a speech on his arrival in Israel a day earlier.

    Police said there were no casualties but some damage in the attack on Sderot near the Gaza...

  • 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...

  • Study: Sderot rocket attacks increased miscarriages

    February 25, 2013 | 10:47 am

    Rocket attacks on Sderot significantly increased the number of miscarriages that occurred in women from the southern Israeli city, according to a new study.

    The number of miscarriages likely was increased because of the rise in stress, including the release of too much cortisol,...

  • 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....

  • Southern Israel remains under steady rocket barrage

    November 19, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Communities in southern Israel came under a steady barrage of rockets and the Israeli military said it inflicted "severe damage on the rocket launching capabilities of terror organizations" as its Operation Pillar of Defense neared the end of its first week.

    At least 50 rockets...

  • Israel hits Hamas government buildings, reservists mobilized

    November 17, 2012 | 9:08 am

    Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister's office, after Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists in preparation for a possible ground invasion.

    Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up...

  • Obama, Netanyahu talk ‘de-escalation’

    November 16, 2012 | 4:02 pm

    President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed "de-escalation" of the Gaza conflict.

    "Prime Minister Netanyahu called the President today to provide an update on the situation in Israel and Gaza," said a White House statement released late Frdiay.  "The...

  • Peres briefs Obama on Hamas commander killing

    November 14, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres briefed U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday about Israel's killing of the Hamas military commander in Gaza, saying the man was a "mass-murderer", Peres's office said in a statement.

    Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Israeli prime...

  • 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....

  • Five hurt as Gaza rockets pummel Israel’s south

    October 24, 2012 | 9:07 am

    More than 65 rockets were fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, wounding five people, two of them seriously, and causing extensive property damage, Israel Hayom reported.

    Two Thai foreign workers in their 20s were seriously hurt when a rocket exploded...

  • Israel hits Gaza terror base after Kassams strike Sderot

    October 17, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    Israel's Air Force struck a terrorist base in Gaza hours after Kassam rockets fired from Gaza struck Sderot.

    The Israeli airstrike on Wednesday morning hit a Hamas-sponsored Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades base in northern Gaza Strip, according to reports citing Palestinian...

  • Repaired Sderot-area home takes second hit from Gaza rocket

    August 31, 2012 | 9:26 am

    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel hit a house near Sderot on Friday morning, but no one was injured.

    Israel Radio reported the same house had sustained a direct hit in the past.

    Friday’s hit caused some damage to the property, according to the report. Rescue forces...

  • For southern Israel, start of school is start of ‘rocket season’

    August 27, 2012 | 10:09 am

    As the school year got underway for more than two million Israeli students across the country on Monday, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in open territory in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council in southern Israel—midway between Beersheba and Ashkelon—causing no...

  • 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...

  • April 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 22, 2012 | 4:36 am

    The Gulf and the Arab Spring

    Mohamed Al-Rumaihi of The Majalla magazine examines why the uprisings ‎in the Arab world have not spread to the Gulf states.

    ‎ There have been major differences between the radically-changed Arab regimes and the Gulf States. ‎In the Gulf,...

  • Four short questions about Gaza

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 12, 2012 | 1:43 pm

    As exchanges of fire around Gaza continue (rockets fired on Israel, targets hit in Gaza), here are four questions for which I’m not sure I have an answer:

    1.

    Is there a better option for Israel than the one it is using now - namely, to defend Israel’s citizens with the Iron Dome...

  • 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.

  • Hasbara fellows raise funds for Sderot soup kitchen

    By Ryan Torok

    August 17, 2011 | 11:58 am

    Israel advocacy organization Hasbara Fellowships, which recruits and trains American and Canadian college students to become pro-Israel activists on their campuses, raised $1,000 this past summer for a soup kitchen in Sderot, a southern Israeli town often hit by rocket attacks...

  • Actors play doctor in Israel during week-long tour

    By Hollywood Jew

    June 20, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Stars from “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Raising Hope” and “Rookie Blue” were treated to a weeklong tour of Israel courtesy of America’s Voices in Israel and El Al, Israel Airlines.  Kevin McKidd and Sarah Drew (aka Dr. Owen Hunt and Dr. April Kepner on ABC’s “Grey’s...

  • 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...

  • Rockets launched into southern Israel

    November 19, 2010 | 9:47 am

    Gaza Strip terrorists launched rockets into Israel.

    There were at least two barrages of Kassam rockets before dawn on Friday, Israeli media reported, and the firing of a longer range Grad missile.

    No injuries or damage were reported.

    Kassams have a range of about 10 kilometers and...

  • Eyeless in Gaza

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 5, 2009 | 4:24 pm

    First I saw a young protester telling a CNN reporter in Trafalgar Square, "Every single day, as soon as we turn on the TV, we see children there die in the hospitals, adults dying, children dying on the floor. Why, why, why? Why do children have to die? Why do innocent children have...
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