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  • 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...
  • Israel must put down Hamas, rebuild relations

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, July 28: When Hamas decided to initiate rocket attacks on Israel, it invited the furious reprisal that began earlier this month. Three times since 2006, Israel has responded to aerial...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hamas sacrifices its own people to undermine Israel

    Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof...
  • Palestinians don't blame Hamas for civilian deaths

    Palestinians don't blame Hamas for civilian deaths
    As the Gaza conflict intensified, the Palestinian death toll surpassed 700, more than two-thirds of them civilians. Add to that 4,000 injured, widespread infrastructure destruction, and 1.8 million Palestinians trapped in an area the size of Manhattan. On...
  • United joins Delta, US Airways in halting flights to Israel

    United joins Delta, US Airways in halting flights to Israel
    Chicago-based United Airlines is following rivals Delta and U.S. Airways in suspending flights to Tel Aviv until further notice. “We are working with government officials to ensure the safety of our customers and our employees, and will continue...
  • Israeli troops and tanks move into the Gaza Strip

    After 10 days of Israeli airstrikes and rocket attacks by Palestinian militants, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered ground troops into the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, escalating an exchange of fire that has claimed more than 240 lives,...
  • Attacks and drift in the Mideast

    Attacks and drift in the Mideast
    The best news out of the Mideast — or the least worst news, given the circumstances — might be Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's declaration that he is outraged by the brutal murder of a Palestinian teenager. In a phone call Monday...
  • Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push

    Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push
    Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. In a blow to...
  • Israel launches military offensive on Gaza Strip

    Israel launches military offensive on Gaza Strip
    Palestinian militants fired dozens of rockets from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Monday evening, officials said, as the Israeli military sent more forces to the border and called up army reservists in the escalating crisis. Israel said early...