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U.S. Commits $47 Million In Humanitarian Aid For Gaza

07/22/2014
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The United States has committed $47 million to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

The money will be for “direct humanitarian assistance,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed Monday night in Cairo at a news conference with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Oy Vey, $end Money

If you're like me, you've been closely following the latest fighting between Israel and Hamas, and trying to dig out from under a flood of urgent appeals -- phone, snail mail and email -- from Jewish groups urging you to "show your support" for Israel.

How to show support? Send money, of course.

Some are soliciting for Israel Emergency Funds, as in prior crises, but most are collecting for their own coffers.

Israel Launches Gaza Ground War

Mission to strike at terrorist tunnels after 10 days of airstrikes.

07/17/2014
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Israeli troops crossed into the Gaza Strip Thursday evening to launch a ground offensive against Hamas terrorists who had unleashed a blistering tirade of rockets into Israel following a five-hour cease-fire requested by the United Nations for humanitarian purposes.

Hamas reportedly fired more than 100 rockets as soon as the cease-fire ended at 3 p.m. The Israeli military said two homes were damaged in the fusillade, 10 rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system and the others landed in open areas.

Israel begins ground invasion in Gaza. Wikipedia commons.

As Rockets Rain, Local Teens In Israel Stay Vigilant

Trip organizers re-evaluate itineraries in light of danger in Israel’s south.

07/15/2014
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Rivka Hia, 19-year-old Yeshiva University student from Queens, awoke on the night of July 8 to the wailing of sirens. She, along with 30 other Yeshiva University students, was staying in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Malakhi, about 25 miles from the Gaza Strip.

YU students, above, at camp for at-risk Israeli teens in town near Gaza border. Courtesy of Counterpoint Israel
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Payback Time For Sderot

The New York Times has posted picture by a Danish reporter of Israelis standing on a hill outside Sderot to watch and cheer the bombardment of Gaza by the Israeli Air Force. 

There's a poetic justice in this scene after 14 years of Palestinian terrorists firing rockets and missiles at the Israeli town near the Gaza border, including in recent days.  

Anti-Israel Protesters Besiege Paris Synagogue

07/13/2014
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Dozens of young men protesting Israel’s actions in Gaza briefly besieged a Paris synagogue and clashed with security.
At least three Jews were taken to the hospital as a result of the clashes that erupted Sunday between the protesters and young Jewish men who guarded the Don Isaac Abravanel Synagogue in Paris, a witness told JTA.

Damage From Gaza Rocket Cuts Power To 70,000 In Strip

07/13/2014
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Jerusalem — A rocket fired from Gaza damaged power lines in Israel that resulted in the loss of power to 70,000 Palestinians in the coastal strip.

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
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