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I Found Myself Stuck Between Gaza And Israel

Sophia Jones | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Sophia Jones

A long, caged walkway leading from the last Hamas checkpoint to the Israeli border compound gives the feeling that you're entering a maximum security prison. As I was walking, wearing a flak jacket and carrying all my gear, I could hear the booms of Israeli strikes, fired from close by, and the sounds of outgoing Hamas rockets aimed at where I was heading.

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.

Hundreds Of Gaza Residents Flee After Israeli Warning

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed to a five-hour U.N. brokered "humanitarian" pause to their 9-day-long battle, offering the most...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Cousin Of Teen Beaten By Israeli Police Says She Was Kicked Out Of Dem Rep's Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Tariq Abu Khdeir was brutally beaten by Israeli police last week, the 15-year-old Tampa boy's family thought his congresswoman, Re...

Sophia Jones

5 Palestinians In Gaza Highlight Disagreement On Possible Cease-Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- On Tuesday, there was a glimmer of hope when Israel accepted the terms of an Egypt-proposed cease-fire with Hamas. But the Islamist milit...

Netanyahu: Israel Will Exert 'Great Force' Against Hamas

AP | KARIN LAUB and ARON HELLER | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas "would pay the price" after the Islamic m...

What It's Like On The Ground In Gaza

Sophia Jones | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Sophia Jones

Headless bodies. Screaming children. Entire neighborhoods fleeing on foot. The unmistakable sounds of Hamas rockets and the booms of Israeli strikes. Here's a look at what I've witnessed this week in Gaza.

Israeli Military Says It Has Resumed Airstrikes On Gaza

AP | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza quickly unraveled Tuesday, after the Islamic militant Hamas rejecte...

Egypt Proposes Cease-Fire Between Israel And Hamas

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that ...

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,...

Sophia Jones

Terrified Families Fleeing Northern Gaza Airstrikes Seek Refuge With UN

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- For days, Israeli strikes have been pounding northern Gaza, a major launching point for Hamas rockets fired toward Israel. But Saturday n...

Israel Calls For North Gaza Evacuation, Suggesting Strike

AP | KARIN LAUB and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shel...

Israeli Troops Conduct Raid In Gaza

Posted 07.12.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says four soldiers have been lightly wounded in fighting in northern Gaza. The military says th...

Israel-Gaza Conflict Takes Toll On Pregnant Women

Sophia Jones | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- When Israeli airstrikes hit Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza this week, Sena Alissa held her pregnant belly as blood dripped between...

Israel Strikes Gaza Mosque, Center For The Disabled

AP | NAJIB JOBAIN and ARON HELLER | Posted 09.11.2014 | 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...

Sophia Jones

'We Are Telling Them The War Will Be Over, But They Are In Shock'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

UN Human Rights Chief Doubts Legality Of Israeli Air Campaign

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Israel's air campaign in Gaza may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians, the U.N.'s top human rights offic...

Israel Dramatically Escalates Air Strikes On Gaza

AP | KHALED KAZZIHA and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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...

Israel Moves Troops Toward Gaza As Tensions Soar

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military rushed additional forces to its southern border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday, vowing to halt a growing wave ...

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...

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...

Israel And Gaza Fight Over Logo

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

GAZA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Israel on Thursday allowed the entry of some 35 Palestinian medical patients from the Gaza Strip after initially barring th...

Sodastream, ScarJo, and the Myth of Benevolent Occupation

Lara Friedman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Lara Friedman

There is no such thing as benevolent occupation. Occupation is bad for Israel, bad for the Palestinians, and antithetical to Israel's survival as a democracy and Jewish state.

Israel Finds Tunnel Dug Under Israel-Gaza Border

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has discovered an underground tunnel dug out from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel, th...

Shifting Reality for Peace!

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Kevin Bermeister

The complexity of Jerusalem's Temple Mount appears insurmountable because demand to possess the world's most contested rock will in all likelihood continue unabated until a peaceful solution emerges from it.