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  • Thousands flee as Israel pounds Gaza; death toll climbs on both sides

    Thousands flee as Israel pounds Gaza; death toll climbs on both sides
    At least 50 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were reported killed Sunday as heaving fighting erupted in the eastern neighborhoods of Gaza City, sending thousands of people fleeing for safety. More than 200 civilians were injured, as Israeli troops...
  • Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends

    Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends
    Determined to avoid a repeat of the fighting in the Gaza Strip, Israel is seeking to build support for having an international force take charge of preventing the Palestinian militant group Hamas from rearming once the conflict is over. One sticking...
  • Who started this war?

    I am writing this during a cease fire in the battle between Israel and Hamas. My deadline is one week before you read this column. Obviously, much can change in the interim; however, no matter the ultimate outcome, we must discuss charges made by both...
  • Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?

    Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?
    On the heels of a new State Department warning on travel to Israel, a rocket that landed near the Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to cancel U.S. flights to the country. Tourists may be able to rebook their...
  • Israelis see echo of Gilad Shalit in new seizure of a soldier in Gaza

    TEL AVIV, Israel When word went out Friday that Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant in a squad dismantling tunnels in the Gaza Strip, had been captured by Hamas-affiliated gunmen, one name immediately came to Israeli minds: Gilad Shalit, the...
  • Fighting resumes in Gaza as Israel, Hamas let cease-fire expire

    JERUSALEM Palestinian militants fired rockets at Israel and Israeli forces responded with air and artillery strikes Friday as a 72-hour cease-fire in fighting in the Gaza Strip expired without agreement on extending the lull. Indirect negotiations in...
  • Israel pounds Gaza, says ceasefire is 'not near'

    Israel pounds Gaza, says ceasefire is 'not near'
    Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held discussions in neighboring...
  • At least 43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza

    At least 43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised...
  • Sundance's 'The Honorable Woman' a brave foray into conflict

     Sundance's 'The Honorable Woman' a brave foray into conflict
    In recent weeks, the creator of "The Honorable Woman," an eight-part series debuting Thursday on Sundance, has gone out of his way to express what the show is not: A reaction to recent events. Although the story deals specifically, vividly and...
  • Rabbi, mosque leader saddened by Gaza violence

    Rabbi, mosque leader saddened by Gaza violence
    American college students and tour guides who have been visiting Israel for their 10-day birthright trip are witnessing the most recent wave of violence that has taken about 550 Palestinian lives and about 25 Israeli soldiers' lives. Taglit-Birthright...
  • Israel: Some cruise ships drop Ashdod and Haifa stops over conflict

    Israel: Some cruise ships drop Ashdod and Haifa stops over conflict
    First, U.S. airlines were banned from flying to Tel Aviv. Now some cruise lines said Wednesday that they will skip the Israeli port towns of Ashdod and Haifa because of the deadly conflict between Israelis and Hamas rebels. Costa Pacifica canceled stops...
  • Israel pounds Gaza neighborhood it says is rocket-launching site

    Israel pounds Gaza neighborhood it says is rocket-launching site
    Israeli troops pounded an eastern neighborhood of Gaza City with air and artillery strikes Sunday, trading fire with Hamas militants armed with antitank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades and sending a tide of panicked humanity streaming from the...