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Israel bombs Gaza militant base after rocket hits southern Israel


December 19, 2014 | 5:16 pm

Israeli security forces stand next to the remains of a rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Dec. 19 Photo by Ilan Assayag/Reuters

 Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched... read full article

  • Hamas says Israel’s ground invasion will have ‘dreadful consequences’


    July 17, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Hamas said Israel's ground incursion into the Gaza Strip that started on Thursday would have "dreadful consequences."

    "It does not scare the Hamas leaders or the Palestinian people," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters. "We warn (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu of the dreadful consequences of such a foolish act."

    Reporting by Nidal al-MUghrabi; Writing by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Jeffrey Heller and Robin Pomeroy

  • New Yorkers hold solidarity vigil for slain Israeli teenagers

    by Edith Honan, Reuters

    June 30, 2014 | 5:03 pm

    Several hundred people waving Israeli flags and expressing grief and solidarity held a vigil in New York on Monday after the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found in the West Bank.

    The bodies of the teens, who attended a religious school in a Jewish settlement,...

  • U.S. says its forces get immunity guarantees from Iraq

    by Phil Stewart, Reuters

    June 23, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    Iraq has given assurances to the United States that U.S. special operations forces that President Barack Obama has ordered into the country will be shielded from possible prosecution in Iraqi courts, U.S. officials said on Monday.

    With the agreement, Washington has overcome a...

  • Shaken by Ukraine’s turmoil, Kiev Jews form self-defense force

    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    May 23, 2014 | 3:09 pm

    At an empty Chabad school near the banks of the Dnieper River here in Ukraine’s capital city, six uniformed Jews with handguns and bulletproof vests are practicing urban warfare.

    Leading the May 21 training is a brawny man who at irregular intervals barks Hebrew-language commands...

  • Obama says kidnapping of Nigerian girls shows man’s ‘darkest impulses’

    by Steve Holland, Reuters

    May 8, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    President Barack Obama issued a somber warning on Wednesday that the kidnapping of Nigerian girls and sectarian conflicts worldwide are a sign that "we have not extinguished man's darkest impulses."

    Obama accepted a humanitarian award from director Steven Spielberg at the...

  • Five years after landmark declaration, Holocaust restitution moves slowly in Eastern Europe

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    April 22, 2014 | 4:23 pm

    When a 2009 Holocaust-era assets conference concluded with a landmark statement of principles on Holocaust restitution, many restitution advocates had high hopes that a corner had been turned in the struggle for survivor justice.

    The Terezin Declaration, which had the support of...

  • U.S. says it has indications toxic chemical used in Syria this month

    by David Brunnstrom, Reuters

    April 21, 2014 | 1:05 pm

    The United States has indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

    "We have indications of the use of a toxic industrial chemical" in...

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