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Israel Gaza Ceasefire

Only Israel Can Put an End to the Horror in Gaza

Dr. Khouloud Daibes | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Dr. Khouloud Daibes

The individual stories are tragically too many to recount in one short article. Those lucky enough to survive this latest assault on Gaza have returned to rubble; the loss of loved ones compounded by the destruction of homes, family heirlooms, photographs and memories. Israel has the power to put an end to its occupation of Palestinian land. Only then can Palestinians and Israelis live side by side in peace and security.

Palestinian Unity Forged in Resistance

David Hearst | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
David Hearst

What the 50-day war did in Gaza was to restore the concept of military resistance as a route to Palestinian unity. And that is what Gazans and Palestinians the world over were celebrating. This was not part of Netanyahu's playbook.

Report: Israel, Palestinians Extend Gaza Truce

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

CAIRO/JERUSALEM, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Israeli and Palestinian officials said on Monday they had agreed to extend a Gaza ceasefire by another 24 hours ...

The Gaza Saga Continues

James Zogby | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

With or without an infusion of massive amounts of international aid, clearing away the mess of this war will take years. Streets can be cleaned, but the wounds, both physical and mental, will not soon heal, nor will the survivors easily erase the feelings of helplessness, despair and anger with which they have been left.

Israel Agrees To Extend Gaza Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Yasmine Saleh GAZA/CAIRO, Aug 6 (Reuters) - A 72-hour Gaza truce held through its second day on Wednesday and...

Gaza's Residents Catch Their Breath During Ceasefire

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

After nearly a month of fighting, Israel and Hamas agreed on Monday to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire proposal. The 72-hour truce took effect early on...

Defiant Hamas Leader Calls For End Of Gaza Siege

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

DOHA, July 23 (Reuters) - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said he was ready to accept a humanitarian truce in Gaza where the Islamist group is fighting ...

Defiant Hamas Leader Calls For End Of Gaza Siege

Posted 07.23.2014 | World

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Defiant Hamas leader calls for opening of Gaza borders, world to push for end of Israeli siege....

Has Sisi's Disdain for the Muslim Brotherhood Poisoned Egypt's Position on the Conflict in Gaza?

Jeremiah J. Bowden | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Jeremiah J. Bowden

In November 2012 Mohammed Morsi's Egypt was a vocal supporter of Hamas. Now, less than 20 months later, Egypt's current leadership classifies Hamas as a terrorist organization that ought to be wiped off the face of the Earth.

Hamas Should Be Disarmed, Not Destroyed

Daniel Nisman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Daniel Nisman

With rockets targeting all of Israel's major cities for the first time in history, everyone here seems to agree that it's time for a paradigm shift -- that the goals of this conflict should amount to more than just buying time with deterrence before a fourth round of even deadlier violence.

Official: Israel Accepts Proposal For Temporary Ceasefire In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Israel on Wednesday agreed to a proposed six-hour cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons, a Israeli senior of...

5 Steps U.S. Can Take to Help Restore Israel/Gaza Ceasefire

Kate Gould | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Kate Gould

The relevant question for those of us among the 5 percent of the world's population with U.S. citizenship is: What will the people and policymakers in the United States do to help stop the killing in Israel/Palestine?

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week brought what we hope will be a lasting ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict, the promise of looming conflict in Congress over the fiscal cliff and out-and-out hostility in stores and malls across America as shoppers heckled, scuffled and even wielded weapons in search of Black Friday bargains. Thanksgiving football, meanwhile, served up some early holiday treats: viral gifs of Ndamukong Suh's "accidental" groin kick, and Mark Sanchez's epic face-in-butt fumble. We were also treated to the decidedly less humorous spectacle of Iraq war cheerleaders like John McCain and Lindsey Graham trying to score political points attacking Susan Rice and demanding "an accounting" and answers to "the basic questions" surrounding Benghazi. If only McCain and Graham (bellicose backers of a different -- and truly misleading -- serving of Rice) had shown a similar fervor in demanding "an accounting" and answers to "the basic questions" about how they and their fellow cheerleaders got it so wrong on Iraq.

Netanyahu Talks Tough, Walks Cautiously In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

By Crispian Balmer JERUSALEM, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Just hours after a bomb exploded on a Tel Aviv bus, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...

Iron Dome Shootdowns Cost Israel $25-$30 Million

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Israel's Iron Dome interceptions of Palestinian rockets during eight days of Gaza fight...

Gaza Rockets Hit Israel After Cease-Fire

Reuters | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched 12 rockets into Israel during the hour after a ceasefire was announce...

Israel And Hamas Truce Announced By Egypt

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Israel and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire brokere...

Israel And Hamas Reportedly Agree To Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

GAZA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a Gaza ceasefire deal, said a Palestinian official with...

Clinton Seeks 'Broader Calm' In Israel-Gaza Truce Negotiations

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday pursue...

David Wood

As Mideast Tensions Rise Over Gaza Violence, Miscalculation Could Ignite a Wider War

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 11.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The dueling rocket attacks and air strikes between Israel and Gaza are escalating in one of the world's most unstable and heavily armed ...

Confusion Over Gaza Cease-Fire Agreement

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A Hamas official said on Tuesday Egypt had brokered a Gaza ...

Israel And Hamas In Standoff Over Who Stops Firing First

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza on Monday and said ...

Olmert: Bush Humiliated Rice Over Gaza Cease-Fire

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (AFP) -- US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was left shame-faced after President George W. Bush ordered her to abstain in a key UN vote ...

U.S. Presses Israel On Cease-Fire, Enlists Arab Countries To Press Hamas

Nytimes.com | By MARK LANDLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States is pressing Israel to call a cease-fire in its assault on Hamas militants in Gaza, officials said Tuesday, while enlis...