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Leading Cleric In Gaza Rules Violation Of Truce A Sin

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A leading Islamic cleric in the Gaza Strip has ruled it a sin to violate the recent cease-fire between Israel and the Ha...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week brought what we hope will be a lasting ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict, the promise of looming conflict in Congress over the fiscal cliff and out-and-out hostility in stores and malls across America as shoppers heckled, scuffled and even wielded weapons in search of Black Friday bargains. Thanksgiving football, meanwhile, served up some early holiday treats: viral gifs of Ndamukong Suh's "accidental" groin kick, and Mark Sanchez's epic face-in-butt fumble. We were also treated to the decidedly less humorous spectacle of Iraq war cheerleaders like John McCain and Lindsey Graham trying to score political points attacking Susan Rice and demanding "an accounting" and answers to "the basic questions" surrounding Benghazi. If only McCain and Graham (bellicose backers of a different -- and truly misleading -- serving of Rice) had shown a similar fervor in demanding "an accounting" and answers to "the basic questions" about how they and their fellow cheerleaders got it so wrong on Iraq.

Gaza Arms Flow Will Not Stop, Says Hamas Leader

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.24.2013 | World

CAIRO — Gaza's ruling Hamas will not stop arming itself because only a strong arsenal, not negotiations, can extract concessions from Israel, th...

LOOK: Winners And Losers From The Gaza Conflict

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- After eight days of the fiercest fighting in years, a cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers could usher i...

Muslim Brotherhood Urges Holy War After Peace Deal

AP | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

CAIRO — The top leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood denounced peace efforts with Israel and urged holy war to liberate Palestinian territories ...

Netanyahu Talks Tough, Walks Cautiously In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

By Crispian Balmer JERUSALEM, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Just hours after a bomb exploded on a Tel Aviv bus, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...

Gazans Clean Up As Ceasefire Holds

AP | KARIN LAUB and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas leaders and thousands of flag-waving supporters declared victory over Israel on Gaza's first day of calm under an ...

Iron Dome Shootdowns Cost Israel $25-$30 Million

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Israel's Iron Dome interceptions of Palestinian rockets during eight days of Gaza fight...

Morsi's Dealing Seals Egyptian President's Role As Major Player

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

CAIRO — The Gaza cease-fire deal reached Thursday marks a startling trajectory for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi: an Islamist leader who ref...

Gaza Rockets Hit Israel After Cease-Fire

Reuters | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched 12 rockets into Israel during the hour after a ceasefire was announce...

Egypt Announces Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers took effect Wednesday night, bringing an end to ...

Israel And Hamas Truce Announced By Egypt

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Israel and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire brokere...

Israel And Hamas Reportedly Agree To Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

GAZA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a Gaza ceasefire deal, said a Palestinian official with...

Clinton Seeks 'Broader Calm' In Israel-Gaza Truce Negotiations

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday pursue...

Israel Intensifies Gaza Attacks Despite Truce Talks

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel and the Hamas militant group edged closer to a cease-fire Tuesday to end a weeklong Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, but ...

David Wood

As Mideast Tensions Rise Over Gaza Violence, Miscalculation Could Ignite a Wider War

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 11.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The dueling rocket attacks and air strikes between Israel and Gaza are escalating in one of the world's most unstable and heavily armed ...

Ceasefire Deal Close, Says Senior Hamas Official

AP | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- A senior Hamas official says his group is close to a cease-fire with Israel, but a deal has not yet been reached. Moussa Abu Marzouk s...

Confusion Over Gaza Cease-Fire Agreement

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A Hamas official said on Tuesday Egypt had brokered a Gaza ...

Israel And Hamas In Standoff Over Who Stops Firing First

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza on Monday and said ...

Israel Completes Gaza Troop Pullout As Obama Takes Office

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's last troops left the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, although the cease-fire was frayed when its navy opened fire toward beaches i...

Olmert: Bush Humiliated Rice Over Gaza Cease-Fire

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (AFP) -- US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was left shame-faced after President George W. Bush ordered her to abstain in a key UN vote ...

U.S. Presses Israel On Cease-Fire, Enlists Arab Countries To Press Hamas

Nytimes.com | By MARK LANDLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States is pressing Israel to call a cease-fire in its assault on Hamas militants in Gaza, officials said Tuesday, while enlis...