Netanyahu Says Gaza Op Will Continue

Prime Minister says he looks forward to restarting negotiations; Abbas could play a 'constructive' role.


In statements defending Israel’s conduct in its ongoing conflict in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he “will look forward to restarting peace negotiations” with the Palestinians.

Israel Attempts Hit On Hamas Commander As Clashes Resume


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.

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

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

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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

U.S. Officials: No Change In Procedure For Arming Israel


U.S. officials denied reports of a change in the procedure through which their government supplies arms to Israel.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf said: “Let me be clear: There has been no change in policy, period.” But she also said that,  “Given the crisis in Gaza, it is natural that agencies take additional care with deliveries as part of an inter-agency process.”

Cease-Fire Agreement Expected Next Week

Israel has not confirmed, but Hamas partner Islamic Jihad sees complete truce.


A spokesperson for the Islamic Jihad in Gaza said a cease-fire agreement will be signed with Israel next week, though Israeli officials have not confirmed this.

Palestinians buy fruit and vegetables at the Friday morning market during the current cease-fire. Getty Images

Negotiations Progress As Cease-Fire Holds

Sides exchange fire, but extend the truce; Palestinian negotiator reports agreement on 'many points.'


Indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas are moving forward as both sides adhere to a renewed cease-fire.

Head of the Palestinian delegation Azzam al-Ahmed and other negotiators gather in Cairo. Getty Images

Rockets From Gaza Break Ceasefire Still

Two-hours before the 72-house ceasefire ended, Hamas fired rockets into southern Israel.


Rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel two hours before the deadline of a 72-hour cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.

Hamas fired rockets into southern Israel two hours before the ceasefire ended. Getty Images

Slow Progress Reported In Cairo

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


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

Hamas Terror Trial Opens In Brooklyn

Arab Bank is target in first-ever suit against an institution under Anti-Terrorism Act.

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Hamas, the Islamic terrorist organization that has waged a month-long war against Israel in the Gaza Strip, is now under legal attack in a Brooklyn courtroom.

Scene of the 2001 Sbarro’s massacre in Jerusalem, which figures in the Arab Bank trial. Wikimedia Commons

Hillary Clinton Defends Israel And Netanyahu, Says Anti-Semitism Might Fuel Some Criticism


Hillary Rodham Clinton defended Israel’s handling of the Gaza conflict and said anti-Semitism was possibly behind some of the criticism of Israel.

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