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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Two Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza grew up in Texas and California

    Two Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza grew up in Texas and California
    A man from Texas was one of at least two Israeli soldiers from the United States to be killed in Gaza this weekend as fighting between Israelis and Palestinians intensified. Sgt. Sean Carmeli, 21, grew up on South Padre Island in the Gulf of Mexico,...
  • 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...
  • Israeli soldier from Los Angeles is killed in Gaza

    Israeli soldier from Los Angeles is killed in Gaza
    A Los Angeles man was one of the Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza this weekend as fighting intensified. Max Steinberg was a Woodland Hills native and voluntarily joined the Israel Defense Forces, according to the Jewish Journal. According to voter...
  • U.S. senators pledge support for Israel in wake of ground operation

    U.S. senators pledge support for Israel in wake of ground operation
    Hours after the Israel Defense Forces began its ground operation in the Gaza Strip on July 17, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke on the Senate floor to express their support of Israel and its operation, while...
  • L.A. parents of fallen Israeli soldier say he believed in mission

    The Los Angeles parents of an American-born Israeli soldier killed in Gaza say their son was dedicated to his mission. Max Steinberg, 24, of Woodland Hills, was one of 13 soldiers killed over the weekend as fighting intensified. Dozens of people who...
  • Local groups involved in rallies supporting Palestine

    On June 12, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped in Gush Etzion, in the West Bank, as they were hitchhiking to their homes. The Israel Defense Forces began a search for the three teens. In the early days of the investigation, Israel arrested...
  • Israel's onslaught sends Gaza death toll well past 500

    Israel's onslaught sends Gaza death toll well past 500
    Israeli forces pummeled Gaza Strip towns with airstrikes and artillery Monday, pushing the Palestinian death toll in two weeks of fighting well past 500 and sending civilians streaming from their homes, many with little more than the clothes they were...
  • Why Israel and Hamas need each other

    Why Israel and Hamas need each other
    — In her fascinating book "A History of God," Karen Armstrong posits that people believe in God because God "works for them." That is to say, God is compelling because the idea of a divine being serves a useful purpose in people's lives. That...