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'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 ...

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.

Gaza Residents Take Advantage Of Brief Ceasefire

AP | KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza residents crowded banks, vegetable markets and shops Thursday, taking advantage of a brief cease-fire that offered ...

Israel Widens Gaza Bombing Targets, Deploys Ground Troops

AP/The Huffington Post | KHALED KHAZZIHA and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian instituti...

Israel Strikes Gaza Mosque, Center For The Disabled

AP | NAJIB JOBAIN and ARON HELLER | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque, Hamas-affiliated cha...

Israel Dramatically Escalates Air Strikes On Gaza

AP | KHALED KAZZIHA and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destr...

Gaza Militants Pound Southern Israel With Rockets

AP | Posted 05.12.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, March 12 (Reuters) - A heavy rocket barrage from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Wednesday, police said, a day after Israeli for...

Israel Launches Airstrike In Gaza

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 12.24.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli air and ground forces launched a series of attacks Tuesday on targets across the Gaza Strip, killing a young gi...

PHOTOS: After Israeli Offensive, Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels Are Back In Business

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- Rafah's biggest industry is back in business: Gazans are rebuilding the network of underground smuggling tunnels crisscrossing th...

Hamas Chief Arrives In Gaza For First-Ever Visit

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and IAN DEITCH | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — The image of Hamas' long-exiled chief triumphantly walking around the Gaza Strip, flashing victory signs beside Islamic mili...

A Perspective From Gaza: Every Blast Reminds Me of the Injustice

Jehad Saftawi | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Jehad Saftawi

I write in bursts, between the blasts. The bombs fall, on average, every four to five minutes, round the clock. We brace ourselves. The rule, we know, is this: If you hear it, you're still alive.

The Israel-Gaza War In Photos

Posted 11.16.2012 | World

Israel and Hamas have pounded each other with rockets and missiles over the past days in the most serious flare of fighting between both sides in four...

Tel Aviv Residents Fear Gaza Rocket Attack

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Palestinian militants barraged Israel with nearly 150 rockets on Thursday, killing three people as Israel pressed a punishing campaign of...

Rocket Hits Tel Aviv Suburb

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli army says a rocket has reached the southern outskirts of Tel Aviv, by far the farthest strike by Gaza militants in two days o...

Israel Counted Calories To Avoid Gaza Malnutrition

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2012 | World

JERUSALEM, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Israel calculated the number of calories Palestinians would need to avoid malnutrition under its blockade of the Gaza ...

Violence Flares Up Along Gaza Border

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 10.09.2012 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli forces and Palestinian militants exchanged fire on Monday in the most serious flare-up in months along the border wit...

Israel Military Chief Favors Major Offensive In Gaza

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian rocket exploded near a kindergarten in southern Israel on Tuesday, police said, just hours after Israel's military chi...

Gaza Children Hold Kite Festival Despite Resistance

Posted 09.27.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Thousands of Gaza children sent a sea of colorful kites soaring into the sky Thursday in an attempt to break a world rec...

Floating Some Ideas for the Flotilla Folk

David Harris | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
David Harris

Now don't bet the family farm that the flotilla folk will show up anytime soon in Egypt, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, or anywhere else outside Gaza. The reason? Simple and obvious. If it doesn't have an Israeli connection, they're just not interested.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Failure of the U.S. Peace Organizations

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerome Slater

It is true that a more critical and vigorous dissent on the part of APN and J Street risks backfiring, and there might be something to be said for a strategy that was only a little to the left of the consensus -- but only providing it was working.

Gaza War Crimes Trial Reopens

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The U.N. Human Rights Council will reopen the debate about alleged war crimes in Gaza later this week after Palestinians succeeded in g...

Israel Gaza War Defended In Government Report

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli government report released Thursday insisted that "incessant" Hamas rocket attacks forced Israel to hit Gaza hard earlier...

Breaking The Silence Claims Over Gaza Rebuffed By IDF Reservists

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In part of an ongoing schism within the ranks of the Israeli Defense Forces over alleged abuses against Palestinian civilians during Operation Cast Le...

Gaza Operation: Israeli Soldiers Tell A Different Story Than Official Military Line

Mikhael Manekin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mikhael Manekin

Twenty-six soldiers have now come forward to talk about their combat experiences in the Gaza War, and their testimonies are radically different from the official version given by Israel Defense Force spokesmen.

There Are No Direct Flights from Tel Aviv to Tehran

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

I leave Geneva disappointed and sad. Disappointed at the amazing success and desire, evidently, of the Iranians to add value to their ever growing bad rap.