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Israel Gaza Airstrikes

Despite Offensive, Hamas Still Firing Rockets At Israel

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel says its punishing air assault on Hamas militants, their property and their weaponry has delivered a devastating blow...

Thousands of Gaza Civilians Flee After Israeli Warning

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 13 (Reuters) - Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza Strip town on Sunday ...

Israeli Bombing Turns Gaza City Into Ghost Town

AP | KHALID KAZZIHA | Posted 07.12.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — It's the holy month of Ramadan, when people throughout the Muslim world meet with friends and family, buy presents for loved ...

The 'Morality' of the Powerful

James Zogby | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

This is the fifth major assault in nine years. When and how it will end is unclear, but here's what we know for certain: No good will come from this madness; there will be no winners; and when the dust settles and the tears dry, Palestinians and Israelis will be more embittered and will feel less secure.

Where Is the Justice?

Wardah Khalid | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Wardah Khalid

Enough is enough. Every party in this conflict must ask themselves: Have we so lost our humanity that we would rather leave these people in a living hell for our own selfish gain? For the sake of those innocent civilians suffering on both sides of the conflict, let's pray the answer does not take too much longer.

How Many People Need to Die? The Manipulation of Grief to Incite War

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

The deplorable and frightening violence erupting in Israel and in the occupied territories is not an inevitable blood feud. It is the logical outcome of leaders who cannot come to the table to negotiate peace for the sake of their people.

Sophia Jones

'We Are Telling Them The War Will Be Over, But They Are In Shock' | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- Whenever 5-year-old cousins Kenan and Nour wake up in their adjoining hospital beds, they beg to see their parents. The tiny pair, now bl...

As Missiles Fall in Israel, an EMS Organization Asks for Helmets and Protective Vests for Those Who Treat the Wounded

Eli Beer | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Eli Beer

Israelis living in the southern portion of the nation -- where some of the nation's most populous cities are located -- are living and sleeping in bomb shelters. Missiles are falling upon them, exploding around them.

Israel Intensifies Gaza Assault As Hamas Rockets Fly

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — With the official Palestinian count of the dead passing 100, and rockets fired by militants striking Israel from the Gaza Strip and...

WATCH: Diane Sawyer Apologizes To Viewers For Major Israel-Palestine Error

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Media

Diane Sawyer apologized to her viewers on Thursday for an error she made about the current violence in Palestine and Israel on her Tuesday show. Wh...

Israel's No-State Outcome

Clayton Swisher | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Clayton Swisher

Just as most combat outposts are either abandoned following a war or overrun in conflict, given present circumstances I believe the same fate awaits what is today called the Israeli state.

Israel's Operation Stone Age

David Hearst | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
David Hearst

Summer Rains, Autumn Clouds, Hot Winter, Cast Lead, Returning Echo, Pillar of Defence and now Protective Edge. The names of Israel's assaults on Gaza are a fantasy, an exercise in make believe. They buy Israel neither peace nor deterrence.

Palestinian Killed In Israeli Airstrike On Journalists' Car

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Media

A Palestinian man working for a local news agency in the Gaza Strip was killed on Wednesday night by an Israeli strike on a car full of journalists, a...

Israel Hits Key Hamas Targets In Gaza Offensive

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a...

Haaretz Hosts Peace Conference As Israel Prepares For Battle

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- As Israel launched a military offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Palestinian and Israeli leaders gathered just nor...

Israel Accused Of 'Deliberately Targeting' Journalists In Latest Offensive

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media

Press freedom group Reporters Without Borders has accused the Israeli Defense Forces of "deliberately targeting" journalists during the latest round o...

Israel Army Authorized To Mobilize 40,000 Troops

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and NAJIB JOBAIN | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault on...

Israel Launches Military Offensive Against Gaza

Reuters | By JOSEF FEDERMAN and NAJIB JOBAIN | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 9 (Reuters) - At least 23 people were killed across Gaza, Palestinian officials said on Wed...

Hamas Steps Up Rocket Fire, Israel Readies For Escalation

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, July 7 (Reuters) - Hamas stepped up rocket fire at southern Israeli towns and Israel called up reserve troo...

Israel Launches Airstrikes On Suspected Gaza Militant Sites

AP | ODED BALILTY | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in a central Tel Aviv square on Sunday night to draw attention to the plight of three...

Israel and the Blessed Unrest

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Christina M. Martínez

Fifteen seconds will never mean the same to me again.

An American Behind the Gun in the Israeli Army

Dorit Sasson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Those of us who keep an eye on current events know that things are starting to heat up once again in Israel. Last week, during the Jewish holiday of P...

Reporting Gaza: Trials and Tribulations of 'Getting the Story Out'

Somdeep Sen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Somdeep Sen

The last decade has been a painful reminder of a qualitative shift in which journalists, in their responsibility of 'getting the story out,' have become 'legitimate' targets in war.

'Little Pride, Little Joy': The Tragedy Behind Assaf-Mania

Somdeep Sen | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Somdeep Sen

The passion and emotions of the jubilation made me wonder, "This is just a reality TV-show. Isn't it?" It sure is. But, of late, victory for Gazans has been of a morbid nature. Often steeped in the mentality of resistance, it has been synonymous with survival.

Textbook Study Faults Israelis And Palestinians

AP | KARIN LAUB and DIAA HADID | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — A new study weighed in on one of the hot-button subplots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Monday, saying schoolbooks of both side...