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Gaza Now! 8.15.2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

The Arab-Israeli conflict has been there my whole life, but this latest war has been more destabilizing than any other, disrupting any effort to manufacture the illusion of individuality, the illusion that we are not only subjects of history and nationhood.

Sam Levine

New York Politicians Scramble For Shelter During Rocket Attack In Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and former New York Gov. David Paterson (D) quickly found shelter after Hamas rockets were fired at a town near Gaza that the...

Obama Signs Funding Package For Israel's Iron Dome

AP | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed a bill Monday granting an additional $225 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars for Israel's Iron Dome mi...

Why I Support President Obama

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

My view may not have been so different from that of Maureen Dowd, who once wrote that President Obama had to look deep into his soul to determine who he was. In her view, he emerged with the realization that he was Barry, president of the Harvard Law Review.

Congress Approves $225 Million For Israeli 'Iron Dome' System

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress approved $225 million in emergency funding for Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system on Friday...

Senate Approves Additional Iron Dome Funding For Israel

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week...

Blood on a Beach

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Our ubiquitous social media are a game changer: having seen pictures of dead boys on a beach, we cannot un-see them.

Grimes: Iron Dome Helps Israel Defend Against Terrorists In Tunnels

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes drew attention Tuesday with a remark about Israel's famed air defense system known as the...

'Large Amounts' Of Iron Dome Tech Stolen By Hackers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

Sometime between October 2011 and August 2012, a digital attack permitted access to sensitive technical data regarding Israel's "Iron Dome" defense sy...

I Guess I'm Not OK

Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld

Last night I lost it. It's been a long time since I felt helpless, panicked, visceral fear. The war, in an instant of a second, became personal and tangible and even more horrifying and terrifying.

Israel's Iron Dome

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.27.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

The Iron Dome is built around three basic elements: radar, a missile firing unit and a battle management/weapon control system. After initially detecting a rocket launch, the Iron Dome monitors the rocket's path, analyzes the threat and calculates the point of impact.

When Rockets Fall in Israel

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

Hamas is fighting an enemy that does not exist. They have destroyed the opportunity of a generation of Gazans to grow up without war. They have crushed their own people's progress, their education, their achievements and their chance for dignified road to statehood.

A Tale of Two Pictures: Before and After an Iron Dome Alert

Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.

Words just don't cut it when describing what it's like to be caught outdoors when an incoming missile alert siren sounds.

Gaza: The Consequences of Voting While Muslim

John Feffer | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

The Palestinians of Gaza are guilty of that new post-Cold War misdemeanor: voting while Muslim. The punishment for this crime has been eight years of economic hardship, international isolation, and periodic Israeli bombardments.

What It's Like to Live in Israel Right Now

Rachel Baruch | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Rachel Baruch

I'm at the beach when the first siren goes off. My instinct is to ignore it -- I'm in Tel Aviv, which Hamas' rockets cannot reach, as I've spent the week reassuring my friends and family.

Laura Goldman

Israeli Ambassador: We Are Not Imposing 'Collective Punishment'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Goldman | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

Israel's ongoing bombing of Gaza is not "collective punishment" of Palestinians, the Israeli ambassador to the United States told The Huffington Post,...

Palestinian Death Toll Hits 172

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it downed a drone launched by militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday, the first time it encountered an unma...

Iron Dome: Israel's Game-Changer

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system has emerged as a game-changer in the current round of violence with Hamas militants in the Gaza...

Israel Deploys Missile Defense Near Jerusalem

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military has deployed an "Iron Dome" missile defense battery in the outskirts of Jerusalem. Associated Press video foot...

Israel Deploys 'Iron Dome' In Preparation For Syria Strike

AP | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has deployed an "Iron Dome" missile defense battery in the Tel Aviv area. With the U.S. threatening to...

Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket Launched At Israel Town

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military on Tuesday shot down a rocket launched from neighboring Egypt toward a popular Red Sea resort, and an al-Qaida-...

Assessing President Obama's Trip

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Now that President Obama is on his way back from his trip to the Middle East, its potential impact can be assessed. All in all it was a success, despite some pitfalls.

What the North Korean Missile Interceptors Are Really All About

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The announcement last week by Defense Secretary Hagel that the U.S. will, over the coming months, deploy additional anti-ballistic missile interceptors in Alaska and on America's west coast is not really what it is being portrayed as.

New Israeli Defense System Could Shoot Down Iranian Missiles

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel and the U.S. on Monday carried out a successful test of the next-generation Arrow 3 missile defense system, for the first time sen...

How Israel's Iron Dome Is Also Saving Palestinian Lives

Dan Rather | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Dan Rather

In 2008, Israel responded with a brutal aerial bombardment and ground invasion that left more than 1,000 Palestinians dead. November's conflict left about 150 Palestinians dead. How do you explain the stark difference in the death toll?