Hamas Leaders Crawl Out Of Their Holes

In case you didn’t notice, the Hamas spokesman announced acceptance of the ceasefire at a news conference in the Al Shifa Hospital.  Why is that important?  Because many journalists covering the war in Gaza as well as the Israeli Defense Forces believe the Hamas leadership hid out during the fighting in bunkers beneath the hospital.  In other words, the doctors, staff, patients and visitors were their unwitting human shields.

US, EU Push For UN Cease-Fire Resolution

Rockets and air strikes continue; Hamas executes alleged collaborators.

08/21/2014 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — Exchanges of Hamas rockets and Israeli airstrikes continued as the United States and European Union pushed for a United Nations Security Council resolution to end the fighting.

Armed Palestinian masked militants attempt to control the crowd before the execution of alleged collaborators. Getty Images

IDF Strikes Kill Three Hamas Commanders

08/20/2014 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killed three senior Hamas commanders.

Israel Attempts Hit On Hamas Commander As Clashes Resume

08/19/2014 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — Israel attempted to assassinate the head of Hamas’ armed wing as clashes between Hamas and Israel resumed following Hamas rocket fire on Israel.

Jewish Film Festival To Return To London Theater, But Not This Year

08/19/2014 - 20:00

Canterbury, England - A well-known London theater has reversed its decision and will host future Jewish film festivals partly financed by the Israeli Embassy, though not this year. Earlier this month, the Tricycle Theatre board decided not to host the 2014 UK Jewish Film Festival because of the Israel-Hamas conflict in  Gaza and the Israeli government’s financial backing of the festival.

Twenty-six films were scheduled to be shown in November.

The Editor's Desk: 10 Lessons From The Gaza War

The JW's Gary Rosenblatt reflects on empathy, anti-Semitism and ISIS.

08/19/2014 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

If you listen carefully you can hear the fraying of the unity that has held American and Israeli Jews together over the last six weeks of the war in Gaza.

Gary Rosenblatt

As Online Anti-Semitism Grows, So Do Efforts To Counter It

08/18/2014 - 20:00

Berlin - It’s been 17 years since Suzette Bronkhorst co-founded the Dutch Complaints Bureau for Discrimination on the Internet, but she said she doesn’t remember the level of anti-Semitic speech on social media platforms ever being this high.

Slow Progress Reported In Cairo

On cease-fire's final day, question of whether hostilities will recommence is murky.

08/12/2014 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — Israel and Hamas reportedly have made slow progress in truce talks on the final day of a cease-fire between the sides.

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah on Aug. 12. Getty Images

Media Analysis: Flooding The Gaza Zone

While the Israel-Hamas conflict gets over-covered, the Yazidis say, 'What about us?’

08/11/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The American media’s laser-focus on Gaza was finally broken last week by two factors: the end of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge and the beginning of a new military campaign, this one by the United States against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Ari L. Goldman

Evangelical Leaders Will Travel To Israel To Signal Their Support

08/11/2014 - 20:00

Several high-profile evangelical leaders will travel to Israel next week as a part of the “Christians in Solidarity with Israel” trip put together by the National Religious Broadcasters in response to the most recent conflict in Gaza.

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