Gaza

Gaza Response Fuels Debate Over Goals

Balancing limited operation with calls to punish Hamas as sirens sound in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem.

07/09/2014
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As Israel launched a fierce retaliatory assault on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip this week, a sharp debate has erupted in Israel about the goal of the air and sea attack.

Smoke from an Israeli airstrike rises over the Gaza Strip near Sderot. Getty Images

Israel Launches Operation To Stop Gaza-Based Rocket Fire

07/08/2014
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JERUSALEM — The Israeli government launched an operation aimed at ending rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

Israel Launches Strikes After Rocket Fire

Hamas claims 7 killed, 25 wounded in assaults on Israel-identified terrorist targets.

07/08/2014
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Israel launched an air and sea assault on terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip shortly before dawn today in a bid to quell persistent rocket fire on southern Israel from Hamas and other terrorist groups. Eighty rockets were fired on Monday alone.

The Iron Dome air-defense system fires to intercept a rocket over the city of Ashdod on July 8. Getty Images

Israeli Military Calls Up Reservists On Second Day Of Gaza Rocket Barrage

03/14/2014
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JERUSALEM – The Israel Defense Forces called up a limited number of reservists following a second day of rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel.

Gaza Policy Gets Fresh Scrutiny In Wake Of Sharon’s Death

New round of analysis on unilateralism, possible impact on West Bank pullout.

01/15/2014
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Tel Aviv — Ariel Sharon was laid to rest this week on an idyllic hilltop named for the red anemone wildflowers that bloom every February across from his ranch in the south, just miles away from the border with Gaza. 

Rockets fired from Gaza head towards southern Israel.

Fear of Attacks Rising As Israeli Civilian Killed Near Gaza, Cop Stabbed In West Bank

12/24/2013
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An Israeli policeman stabbed in the West Bank by a Palestinian is the latest of several attacks in less than two days being called terrorist by Israel.

Israel Is Walling Itself In

With fences and Iron Dome, hunkering down for the long haul.

01/11/2013
Editor and Publisher

Israel announced this week that it plans to build a fence on its Syrian border for security purposes. That makes perfect sense, given that Syria is in the midst of a horrific civil war whose ripple effect is fraught with uncertainty.

Pillar Of Defense: NYU's Pro-Israel Student Group's Response

12/07/2012

When crisis overtook the Israel-Gaza border on November 14th, we, as New York University’s pro-Israel political organization, were committed to reaffirming our staunch support for the State of Israel. Our fellow students are aware of what we have accomplished, and we wish to inform the greater community as well.

At NYU, our organization is made up of 10 board members, 16 committee members, and over 200 active volunteers. Although our university contains over 19,000 undergraduate students, we maintain a vibrant and productive presence.

B’nai Jeshurun ‘Regrets’ UN Letter

Under pressure, rabbis say letter on Palestinian vote was ‘unedited draft’ and not nuanced enough.

12/06/2012
Staff Writer

Stung by criticism over their e-mail to congregants lauding the United Nations for recognizing the Palestinians, the rabbis of B’nai Jeshurun on the Upper West Side sent a new e-mail Thursday morning to express regret that their original e-mail did not convey the proper tone.

“We regret the feelings of alienation that resulted from our letter,” the rabbis wrote.

Rabbis at B'nai Jeshurun have apologized for a letter celebrating the UN's Palestine vote. Photo courtesy B'nai Jeshurun

Weddings In A Time Of War

The recent Gaza conflict was tough on simcha preparations. ‘I was prepared to get married in the backyard if necessary,’ a bride says.

Israel Correspondent
12/04/2012

Jerusalem — Months ago, when Pnina Weiss was planning her late-November wedding, she spent a lot of time choosing the hall, the menu, the photographer.

What Weiss couldn’t anticipate was that a war would make it impossible to tie the knot in her fiancé, Shimon’s, hometown of Ashkelon, located just a few miles from Israel’s border with Gaza.

A week before their big day, Israel’s Home Front Command began prohibiting gatherings of over 100 people in the south of the country.

An Israeli couple, posed for photos at the Western Wall while a prayer vigil,held during the recent war between Israel and Hamas
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