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  • 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...
  • Sharp rhetoric suggests truce in Gaza may be fragile

    Sharp rhetoric suggests truce in Gaza may be fragile
    Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip held their fire Thursday, the final day of a three-day truce, but sharp rhetoric from both sides suggested the lull was a fragile one. An emboldened Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza,...
  • 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'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...
  • 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...
  • The slaughter of innocents

    The slaughter of innocents
    Modern low-intensity conflicts are won and lost on their ragged edges. Nations act as though the careful plans of their militaries and intelligence operations can harness the chaos of combat and guide it to advance their interests. And then the...
  • Israeli ground forces push deeper into Gaza Strip

    Shells slammed into densely populated neighborhoods. Families wept over bloodied corpses and medical workers rushed to keep up with the wounded Friday as Israeli forces hunted rocket launchers and tunnels that Palestinian militants use to strike Israel....
  • As civilian toll mounts in Gaza, U.N. chief Ban heads to Mideast

    As civilian toll mounts in Gaza, U.N. chief Ban heads to Mideast
    Before dawn Saturday, eight members of the Abu Jarad family were killed when their house was hit during an Israeli barrage on the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. The bodies, including those of four small children wrapped in bloody...