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War-Weary Southern Israel Starts School Year

Anav Silverman | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

On Monday, September 1, schools across Israel opened for the new the school year, as 2,105,394 children took their places in the classroom -- merely a week after a 50-day war with Hamas ended in a cease-fire agreement.

Homesick for the Bomb Shelter Capital of the World

Leigh Flayton | Posted 10.05.2014 | New York
Leigh Flayton

On the day after the FAA implemented its flight ban to Israel, it was business as usual at Isaac B Salon on Second Avenue, near the United Nations in New York.

Seeing Trauma Through A Camera Lens In Sderot, Israel

Sarah Hindman | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Sarah Hindman

"It's that place where all the rockets are falling," I would tell my friends about the embattled southern Israeli town near Gaza.

The Children of Gaza's Rocket War

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

For six-and-half-year-old Dvir in southern Israel, the rockets spawn one main terror. According to his mom, Dvir recently told her that he fears he will never grow old.

Southern Israel: Rockets, Miracles and the Iron Dome

Anav Silverman | Posted 12.15.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

Southern Israel has been dealing with a rain of rockets recently, as days and nights have been punctuated by a growing number of sirens and rocket explosions.

Being Back Home: 'We Are All Part of One Story'

Danna Harman | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Danna Harman

This month, Sderot, a city less than a mile away from Gaza, which has for the last decade been under an intermittent barrage of rocket attacks, hosted the annual Cinema South Festival.

Israel's Most Fortified City Celebrates Hanukkah

Anav Silverman | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

A menorah made of Qassam rockets fired at Sderot is about to be lit as the rain stops. The rocket menorah has come to symbolize the city's own Hanukkah miracle -- one where the resilience and faith of a community can overcome difficult times.

On the Gaza Border With Israel's "Rocket Man"

Rick Sanchez | Posted 01.09.2012 | World
Rick Sanchez

Micky Rosenfeld is Israel's anti-terrorism superstar. He looks like a uniformed Hollywood pin-up. Then he confides in me what he says keeps him up at night: the rockets are no longer being made in Gaza.

Red Flags Of Provocation And Israel's Response

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

Indeed, if the Gaza aid flotilla succeeded in anything, it was in painting precisely this portrait of Israel's army to the world: soldiers as terrorists, and terrorists standing alongside humanitarians like Scott Hamman, magically transform into peace activists.

The Gaza Flotilla Is Not What It Seemed

Jacob Shrybman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacob Shrybman

The next rocket escalation will be wrongly legitimized by events like this Gaza Flotilla just as the second intifada full of suicide bombings on public buses was legitimized by a mere visit to the Jewish Temple Mount by Ariel Sharon in 2000.

Tweeting Terror

Jacob Shrybman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacob Shrybman

The military wing of the terrorist organization Hamas has a Twitter account. You can simply "Follow" them on your personal account because Twitter refused to remove Hamas' account.

Israel 4th Most Dangerous Country In World: Report

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to the Global Peace Index, released Wednesday, Israel ranks fourth to last among the 144 countries included in the index, an annual ranking ...

My Military's Moral Low

Simcha Leventhal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simcha Leventhal

As a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces, I am stunned that the soldiers of my country are firing artillery into a densely populated city.

Reportage from Israel/Gaza

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

We can't ignore this fact: Gaza is becoming not the embryo of the so-desired Palestinian State, but the advance base of a total war against the Jewish State.

A Postcard From The Gaza Front

Gil Zohar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gil Zohar

!#*&%@%!!! First comes the earnest incoming alert "Color Red! Color Red" giving 15 seconds to find shelter. Then with a kishka-twisting crump, a rock...

Georgetown Newspaper Editor Reports on Sderot-Gaza, and Recording With Rockets

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Kloosterman

In a recording studio in Sderot, a few miles east of Israel's Gaza strip, Sergio Arditi felt the steady pulse of Rock and Roll give way to the sporadic vibration of bombs.

Gaza: CNN "Missing in Action"

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Campbell Brown said, "much of the information coming out of Gaza is impossible to verify and many of the images you see on television are provided by Hamas." This is total nonsense.

Letter From Beersheva

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Murray Fromson

I am here in Beersheva -- on the "almost" frontlines of the conflict with Hamas -- to tell you the first thing to go when missiles start to fall nearby, is your diet.

Even in Sderot, Israelis Say No to Endless War

Adam Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Horowitz

The people I met in Sderot were not calling for war, they were calling for negotiation. They knew that they would be the ones to catch the brunt of an attack on Gaza, not Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem.

Day Four: Gaza War Postings

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

I've been zigzagging my way between Israel and the West Bank to avoid IDF checkpoints. When we enter the Palestinian territories where emotions ran high, my Palestinian driver almost has a fit when he finds out that my cameraman is an Israeli.

In the Shadow of Airstrikes in Jerusalem

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

With the coming war and intifada on my mind, I realize that thousands of rockets have been fired into Israel in recent years, yet because we in Jerusalem don't get hit by them, it has always seemed removed.

Gaza Ceasefire Ends As Militants Fire Rockets Into Israel

Jerusalem Post | JPOST.COM STAFF and AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gaza terrorists fired four Kassam rockets at the western Negev on Tuesday, the first attacks after a day-long informal cease-fire. Two of the rocke...

Israelis Sending Word To U.S. Jews: We Prefer Obama

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

Israelis across the political spectrum, from leftwing actors to retired spy chiefs and generals, are challenging the conventional wisdom that a Republican hawk in the White House would be in their best interests. Their weapon of choice? Online video.