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  • Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour cease-fire; talks in Cairo to follow

    JERUSALEM Israel and Hamas agreed Thursday to a 72-hour "humanitarian cease-fire" in the fighting in Gaza that's to be followed by immediate negotiations on a durable truce, the first sign that diplomacy finally may bring an end to three weeks of...
  • Israeli strikes intensify; 16 killed at U.N. school-shelter in Gaza

    Israeli strikes intensify; 16 killed at U.N. school-shelter in Gaza
    Most residents were asleep when the strikes started Wednesday at a United Nations school sheltering 3,300 Palestinians displaced by the war between Israel and the militant group Hamas. Two shells slammed into classrooms packed with women and children,...
  • Israel's doctrine of proportionality in Gaza

    Israel's doctrine of proportionality in Gaza
    The images of destruction after the battle between the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas that began July 20 in the Shajaiya neighborhood in the Gaza Strip have caused many to declare, in a now-frequent refrain, that the IDF is behaving “...
  • Israel, Palestinians both frustrated by 'useless' truces

    Israel, Palestinians both frustrated by 'useless' truces
    Frustration mounted as both Israel and Palestinian militants ignored each other's unilateral truce declarations Sunday, casting doubt on international efforts to bring the deadly warfare in the Gaza Strip to an end. After initially approving a 24-hour...
  • Blasts strike major hospital, street in Gaza; both sides point fingers

    Blasts strike major hospital, street in Gaza; both sides point fingers
    Deadly explosions slammed an urban street and a major hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, but Israel swiftly disavowed any responsibility for the blasts, one of which killed at least 10 people, most of them children, and the other hitting the grounds of...
  • U.N. Human Rights Council's anti-Israel inquiry

    U.N. Human Rights Council's anti-Israel inquiry
    Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution, S-21, creating a "commission of inquiry" to investigate human rights violations in the Gaza war. Nowhere does the resolution mandate that the commission conduct a fair, impartial and...
  • Why would an American join Israel's military? Answers to that and more

    Why would an American join Israel's military? Answers to that and more
    The deaths in Gaza last weekend of two Israeli soldiers who grew up in the United States have caused many people to wonder about dual citizenship and about Americans serving in other countries’ militaries. Here are some questions and answers on...
  • Al Jazeera: Israeli Foreign Minister Says Network Is Enemy

    Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has set his sights on a new enemy: the television network Al Jazeera. As Israel enters its third week of a bloody confrontation with Hamas in Gaza, Lieberman on July 21 called the Qatari network a crucial...
  • Israel, sports unites the Jewish people

    More than six decades after the creation of Israel as an independent state, sports have and continue to play a vital role in its success globally. Despite the small country's constant struggle to survive, the competitive spirit of the Jewish people...
  • 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...
  • Where do I go when the sirens sound in Tel Aviv?

    This is how every day begins. And throughout the day it continues. It gets worse in the evening and at night. What do I do when the sirens go off? Where will I go? How quickly can I get there? Some places you have 15 seconds, some you have a minute and...
  • Israel and Hamas go back to fighting after 5-hour truce ends

    Israel and Hamas go back to fighting after 5-hour truce ends
    Fighting resumed in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a short and mostly observed humanitarian truce expired, with a fresh volley of rockets from militants and airstrikes by the Israelis amid a flurry of unconfirmed reports a comprehensive cease-fire was...