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  • Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon, drawing Israeli fire

    BEIRUT/JERUSALEM, (Reuters) - Rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon on Monday, drawing retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli forces, Lebanese security officials and the Israeli army said, in the third such rocket attack from Lebanon since...
  • Haaretz peace conference takes place under rocket fire

    Haaretz peace conference takes place under rocket fire
    The Committee of University Heads in Israel on Tuesday announced the establishment of a forum to fight academic boycotts of Israel. As the Israel Defense Forces’ Operation Protective Edge got underway in Gaza, the Haaretz newspaper hosted a peace...
  • 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...
  • Sweating for a good cause

    Young Jews are breaking a sweat for those who serve on the Israel Defense Forces. The Friends of the IDF Young Leadership Florida Region is organizing special "Sunday Shvitz (Yiddish word for sweat)" sessions where hours of intense workouts are turned...
  • Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu vows retribution over slain teenagers

    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu vows retribution over slain teenagers
    An 18-day search for three Israeli teenagers who vanished while hitchhiking in the West Bank came to a bitter end Monday in an open field, under a small pile of rocks, with the discovery of bodies presumed to be theirs. The find, which culminated a...
  • Film examines Israel's gay community

    The documentary "Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land" provides the viewers with an insightful look into the Jewish State's gay community. The Miami Jewish Film Festival, a program of the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, and...
  • Israeli forces kill Palestinian refugee in search for missing teens

    Israeli soldiers on a search-and-arrest mission in the West Bank on Monday shot and killed a 24-year-old Palestinian at a refugee camp north of Ramallah, threatening heightened tensions in the region already in turmoil over the Palestinians' newly...
  • Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection

    Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection
    On a recent afternoon, Diana Blau, 22, was relaxing on the beach after bathing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Blau's mother is Jewish and her father Greek Orthodox. She has never strongly identified with Jewish culture or religion, she said, in...
  • Israeli man killed in West Bank shooting

    Israeli man killed in West Bank shooting
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – An Israeli man was killed and at least two people were injured Monday when civilian vehicles came under fire near the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The incident could aggravate tension between Israelis and Palestinians...
  • Israeli troops kill three Palestinians in West Bank raid

    Israeli troops kill three Palestinians in West Bank raid
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israeli troops shot and killed at least three Palestinians and injured a dozen others in a raid early Saturday on the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, Israeli army and Palestinian medics said. A large army force...
  • Israeli forces attack Gaza in new round of cross-border violence

    Israeli forces attack Gaza in new round of cross-border violence
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli airstrikes hit two Hamas training facilities in the Gaza Strip early Sunday after a rocket landed in Israeli territory, witnesses and security officials said. No injuries were reported. The Israeli military said it launched the...
  • Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian protester during Gaza border clash

    JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian man was killed and another injured Friday in the Gaza Strip when Israeli soldiers opened fire during a protest near the border with Israel, officials said.   The shooting occurred after a group of Palestinians damaged a...