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Mideast Conflict

Israel Hits Key Hamas Targets In Gaza Offensive

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

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

Israel Launches Military Offensive Against Gaza

Reuters | By JOSEF FEDERMAN and NAJIB JOBAIN | Posted 07.08.2014 | 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...

Violence Escalates In Search For Missing Israeli Teens

AP | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 06.20.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli soldiers killed a 13-year-old Palestinian in clashes during West Bank raids Friday, hospital officials said, as a...

Israel Re-Arrests 51 Former Palestinian Prisoners

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN and KARIN LAUB | Posted 06.18.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president on Wednesday defended his policy of security cooperation with Israel in a politically risky spe...

Israel Expands Arrests In Search For Missing Teens

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 06.18.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli soldiers arrested 41 more Palestinians in the West Bank early on Tuesday, the army said, expanding the already massive sear...

Abbas Condemns Abduction Of Israeli Teens

AP | By KARIN LAUB and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel warned Monday it would exact a heavy price from Hamas, as a massive search for three missing Jewish seminary students turned...

Video Of Clash Sparks Outcry From Israeli Troops

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.05.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The reprimand of an Israeli soldier — who was caught on video cursing and pointing a cocked gun toward the head of a Palestinian ...

Rockets, Airstrikes Reignite Mideast Conflict

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Thousands of outraged Palestinians took to the streets of the West Bank on Thursday, joining funeral processions and demonstrations ...

Israel Conducts First Airstrikes In Gaza Since Cease-Fire

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 06.02.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli warplanes struck targets early Wednesday in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire toward southern Israel, the first air ...

Khaled Meshaal Re-Elected Leader Of Hamas

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | World

* Egypt and Qatar lobbied on Meshaal's behalf, diplomat says * Meshaal agreed to truce with Israel after November war * ...

Obama In Ramallah For Talks With Palestinians

AP | JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting Palestinian officials on the second day of his Mideast tour to emphasize the importance ...

Rocket Fired From Gaza Despite Ceasefire

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Gaza militants on Tuesday fired a rocket into Israel for the first time in three months, rattling a cross-border truce that has held...

Bus Explosion Injures 10 In Tel Aviv

AP | ARIEL DAVID and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel -- A bomb exploded aboard an Israeli bus near the nation's military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 27 people, delive...

Live and Let Die: The Ghoulish Gaza Culture of Death

Howard Barbanel | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

For Hamas it is "my way or the cemetery," like their Iranian sponsors, they envision an apocalyptic world where anyone not hewing to their faith will either be forcibly converted or forcibly eliminated.

Armed Man Attacks U.S. Embassy Guard In Tel Aviv

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

(Adds police say attacker may be mentally ill) TEL AVIV, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A man apparently suffering from mental health problems sta...

U.S. Sends Clinton To Mideast As Peace Envoy

AP | KARIN LAUB and AMY TEIBEL | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Efforts to end a week-old convulsion of Israeli-Palestinian violence drew in the world's top diplomats on Tuesday, with Presi...

U.S. Sends Clinton To Mideast As Peace Envoy

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — President Barack Obama dispatched Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East on Tuesday as the U.S. urg...

Palestinian Civilian Toll Climbs In Gaza

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and KARIN LAUB | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian civilian death toll mounted Monday as Israeli aircraft struck densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip...

Rockets Fired From Gaza Despite Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Israel's military denied on Friday that it had carried out attacks in the Gaza Strip during a visit to...

Israel Will Stop Assault On Gaza During Egyptian PM's Visit

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Israel will stop its offensive action in the Gaza Strip during a three-hour visit by the Egyptian prime minister to th...

Israeli Military, Gaza Militants Trade Fire

AP | Associated Press | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister says the army is prepared for a "significant widening" of its operation in the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu ...

The Racist Israeli Fascist in Me

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

In all the blindingly complex bazaar of the Middle East equation, it really comes down to one word: rockets.

Israel-Hamas Truce Confirmed By Israel

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JERUSALEM — A long-sought truce between Israel and Gaza militants went into effect early Thursday, with the aim of halting militant attacks and ...

Israel-Hamas Truce To Begin Thursday: Report

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JERUSALEM — The Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas militant group said Tuesday it has reached a cease-fire with Israel meant to halt a cycle of deadly Pa...