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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.

Israel: Rockets Fired From Gaza, Breaking Cease-fire

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.19.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian effort to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to collapse Tuesday...

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 ...

Hamas, Israel To Extend Truce

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, permitt...

Obama Speaks With Netanyahu Amid Ceasefire

AP | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has consulted by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a 72-hour cease-fire in ...

Israeli Officials: Israel Accepts Egypt's Gaza Cease-Fire Proposal

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a ...

Egypt Calls On Israel, Palestinians To Start 72-Hour Cease-Fire

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a ...

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 ...

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...

Israel, Hamas Accept Egyptian-Brokered Ceasefire Plan

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a bruising monthlong war that has claimed nearly ...

UN, U.S. Announce Gaza Ceasefire Deal

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire ...

Hamas Agrees To 24-Hour Holiday Truce In Gaza War

AP | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas agrees to 24-hour holiday truce in Gaza war, starting at 2 p.m. (1100 GMT) Sunday....

Kerry Says No Deal Yet For 7-Day Truce In Gaza

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that he had not yet reached a deal between Israel and Hamas to call a seven-day huma...

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?

Leading Cleric In Gaza Rules Violation Of Truce A Sin

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A leading Islamic cleric in the Gaza Strip has ruled it a sin to violate the recent cease-fire between Israel and the Ha...

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.

Gaza Arms Flow Will Not Stop, Says Hamas Leader

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.24.2013 | World

CAIRO — Gaza's ruling Hamas will not stop arming itself because only a strong arsenal, not negotiations, can extract concessions from Israel, th...

LOOK: Winners And Losers From The Gaza Conflict

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- After eight days of the fiercest fighting in years, a cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers could usher i...