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Let's Stop The War Of Words

Elena Kaufman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Media
Elena Kaufman

Amidst all of this violence, a different kind of violence infiltrates our television screens, radio waves and news feeds. The war of words between both sides rages far beyond the small square footage of Israel and Gaza.

KaBoom

Dana Agmon | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Dana Agmon

Have you all completely lost your minds? Have we forgotten these are all human beings? Have we all decided to jointly support death and insure our unceremonious demise?

'No Safe Place For Civilians' In Gaza, UN Says

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

* More than 500 killed in densely-populated enclave * 121 children killed, 900 wounded, UNICEF says * More than 1.2 mln ...

Israeli Aircraft Hits Dozens Of Targets In Gaza

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canad...

I'm Done Apologizing for Israel

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I ask the enraged critics of Israel's defensive responses to Hamas: Would you have us not respond to this monstrosity? Do you think it's not worth losing the PR battle to retain our humanity and save as many lives as possible?

7 Israeli Soldiers Killed In Fighting With Hamas

AP | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says seven soldiers have been killed in a firefight with Gaza militants. That raises the total ...

Report: Hamas Military Wing Claims Capture Of An Israeli Soldier

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 20 (Reuters) - Hamas's armed wing said on Sunday it had captured an Israeli soldier...

What Life Is Really Like In Israel Right Now

Liat Kornowski | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Liat Kornowski

I woke up to a siren today. You know how you come to hate the sound of your alarm, the one that lets you know the night's up, it's time for work, for kids, for the day to start? So you change it every few months, and you definitely hit snooze at least twice. There's no snooze button for sirens.

Sophia Jones

Civilians Fleeing Gaza City Neighborhood After Israeli Strike Say They Have Nowhere To Go

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- Just after sunrise on Sunday, Zeinab, a young Palestinian mother, ran out of her house in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood with her hus...

Israeli Military: 13 Soldiers Killed In Gaza Fighting On Sunday

AP | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says 13 soldiers have been killed in fighting with Hamas militants in Gaza. The military says the soldiers ...

John Kerry's Hot Mic Reaction To Gaza: 'Hell Of A Pinpoint Operation'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sounded exasperated during a candid moment between interviews on Sunday as he discussed the ongoing c...

Thousands Flee Major Battle In Gaza

AP | KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestin...

Israel Ramps Up Gaza Ground Invasion Even Further

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

* Palestinians say 345 killed in fighting; 7 Israelis dead * Israel says half of Hamas's rockets used or destroyed * U.N...

Palestinian Militants Kill 2 Israeli Soldiers In Tunnel Attack

Posted 07.21.2014 | World

Israel's security forces said on Saturday two soldiers have been killed in a confrontation with Palestinian militants. They were identified as Sgt. Ad...

What Northern Ireland Can Teach Us About the Hamas Problem

Carlo Strenger | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Carlo Strenger

You can never achieve a lasting peace if a major player in the conflict is excluded from the process. If Netanyahu will not muster the courage for a creative long-term strategy, the next escalation with Hamas is only a matter of time.

The Nightmare of Gaza Continues

James Zogby | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Palestinians want to live normal lives. They want to be able to provide for their children and see their children's children grow and prosper. It is not, as the Israelis would say, that the Palestinians have chosen death. Rather, it is that the Israelis have never allowed them the chance to choose life.

Israeli Forces Go After Tunnels As Invasion Intensifies

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and IAN DEITCH | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said it widened its ground offensive early Sunday, sending more troops into Gaza after demolishing more than a d...

1 In 5 Of Gaza Dead Are Children

AP | KARIN LAUB and YOUSUR ALHLOU | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his child...

Sophia Jones

Hundreds of French Jews Immigrate To Israel During Gaza Offensive

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

JERUSALEM -- Undeterred by the relentless rounds of cross-border hostilities between Israel and Hamas, hundreds of French Jewish immigrants gleefully ...

Ryan Grim

Benjamin Netanyahu Stops Pretending To Support A Sovereign Palestinian State

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remar...

Israel Steps Up Ground Offensive In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

* Israeli tanks and troops roll into small coastal enclave * Israel focused on Hamas tunnels, ready for long haul * Pale...

WATCH: Israelis Cheer As Rockets Hit Gaza

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.17.2014 | World

A crowd in Israel cheered on missiles heading towards Gaza as CNN's Diana Magnay filmed a report. “I think you can probably see there are lots of...

Reporters Told To Evacuate As Israel Ramps Up Gaza Invasion

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Media

Journalists in Gaza faced a frightening situation on Thursday when they found themselves in the midst of an Israeli invasion of the territory. Some...

Israel Starts Ground Offensive In Gaza: Netanyahu

Posted 07.18.2014 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has instructed the country's military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, Reuters reports. Mo...

Israeli Military: Rocket Fired From Gaza At Israel As Cease-Fire Ends

AP | KARIN LAUB and ARON HELLER | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas resumed Thursday, including an airstrike that killed three Palestinian children...