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Israel and Hamas Appear to Be Advancing Towards Ending the Siege on the Gaza Strip

Daniel Sobelman | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Daniel Sobelman

One year into the cease-fire agreement that ended last summer's 50-day war in the Gaza Strip, Israel and Hamas appear to be advancing toward a series of understandings -- an agreement, even -- that would practically end the siege on the Gaza Strip and bring long-term quiet to the area. The agreement talks are being mediated by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who three months ago stepped down as the longtime envoy of the international Quartet.

Israel Sentences Hamas Man To Life For Killing Teens

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Jan 6 (Reuters) - An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian to life imprisonment over the killing of three Israeli you...

Israel Resumes Airstrikes In Gaza

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 02.18.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since th...

Israeli PM Netanyahu Slams EU Court Taking Hamas Off Terror List

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 02.16.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the European Union Wednesday for removing Hamas from its terrorist list, calling ...

Hamas Stages Military Rally To Mark Anniversary

AP | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas displayed rockets and other heavy weapons Sunday during a rally marking the 27th anniv...

Israel Mobilizes to Deprive Qatar of the World Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Israel appears to be mobilizing a grassroots campaign against Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup as part of the Jewish state's effort to isolate Hamas, the Islamist militia that controls the Gaza Strip, and bolster the fortunes of the Palestine Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas.

Gaza: Some Secrets Few Will Say Aloud

Gary M. Burge | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Gary M. Burge

How did Gaza become what it is? And what is it like to live there? The news media hasn't the patience to explain this and if they did, it might surprise their audiences.

Israel Destroys 2 Gaza High-Rises With Airstrikes

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 10.26.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely dama...

Is Hamas Winning the Gaza War?

James Dorsey | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Returning Gaza to the Stone Age has not stopped Hamas, the Islamist militia in control of the territory, from inflicting significant political and psychological damage on Israel.

To Be an Israeli Mom

Lihi Lapid | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Lihi Lapid

To be an Israeli mom is to know about the situation no less than the staff sergeant, the commanding officer, and even the Chief of Staff. And if you meet them, to also let them know what YOU think should be done.

Killer App in Jerusalem

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

We breathe rockets, we inhale their fumes, we dream of their long tail. I could crush the phone, but I can't stop the rockets. I could delete the app (my wife would just replace it), but I can't stop the sirens.

Society and Children

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Dr. Saud Anwar

The Israel-Hamas conflict has flared into violence, once again. It seems that these two contiguous people cannot find a way to peacefully coexist. There is more to this story. For anyone who treasures human life -- especially the lives of children - the last few months have been painful.

To Deter Hamas: Expect the Unexpected

Uzi Rabi | Posted 10.12.2014 | World
Uzi Rabi

What might cause Hamas to consent to a ceasefire? There is another question in the Israeli public discourse, no less important -- what might deter Hamas from renewing the cycle of violence in the long term?

Israel: Rockets Fired From Gaza, Ceasefire Broken

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

The Israeli army accused Palestinian militants of having violated the Gaza ceasefire. The official Twitter account of the Israeli army said that milit...

Israel Will Respond If Hamas Resumes Fire, Cabinet Minister Warns

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza City (AP) — With a deadline looming hours away, Hamas on Thursday rejected Israeli demands it disarm and threatened to resume its ro...

Lessons from Gaza for Israel's Military: Unprepared for Unconventional Warfare

James Dorsey | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Calls for a reorganization of the Israeli military including a review of its strategy and doctrine are fueled by the fact that military intelligence struggled to cope with Hamas' ability to quickly change tactics and strategy.

Protocols of the Elders of Hamas

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.05.2014 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I was at the UN Security Council hearing on the war in Gaza on Thursday as a guest of Ambassador Eugene Gasana of Rwanda who held the Security Council presidency through July.

My Child Is There -- My Child Is Fighting Now

Saloona | Posted 10.05.2014 | World

He will do all that he can to complete all his missions the best way possible, and will safeguard his soldiers and himself as best he can, and I am with my head held up high, and functioning -- because this is my mission, and I know -- that he is certain that this is what we are doing here.

Rare Footage Appears To Capture Gaza Rocket Site

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

An Indian TV crew says it was able to film Palestinian militants setting up a rocket launcher outside a Gaza hotel on Monday. The video released b...

17 Things To Read If You're Trying To See All Sides Of The Israel-Gaza Conflict

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

You can be against the violence without being "pro-Israel"or "pro-Palestinian."

Now Is the Time for the Arab Peace Initiative

Ben Thein | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Ben Thein

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, announced that Israel will keep all options on the table without having a conclusive agreement supported by Hamas. This is unlikely to happen since getting back to the pre-July 18th ground invasion will put Netanyahu in an impossible political situation.

Spokesman: Hamas Agrees To Egyptian Proposal For 72-Hour Truce

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

GAZA, Aug 5 (Reuters) - The Islamist group Hamas, the Palestinian faction that dominates the Gaza Strip, has agreed to Egypt's proposal for a 72-hou...

Netanyahu Tells U.S. 'Not To Ever Second Guess Me Again' On Hamas

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 08.02.2014 | World

MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Missing Israeli Soldier Could Make Gaza's Nightmare Worse

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

* Israel shuns Cairo truce talks while Palestinians go * Some tanks withdraw; northern evacuees told to return * At leas...

I Am a Human Being

Dana Eyal | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Dana Eyal

There are things that I am against and things that I am for. I am against extremism, no matter who it is. I am against violence, no matter the excuses. And I am against a one-sided view, no matter how convincing you think it is.