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Ceasefires Needed On All Fronts

A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is not the only truce needed to restore peace for the Jewish state.  There are at least two others.

The Israeli cabinet looks like a circular firing squad as ministers take pot shots at one another and particularly at the Prime Minister, whose job each covets. It's gotten so bad that Bibi Netanyahu is reluctant to hold a Likud leadership vote because he could get dumped by his party's settler-nationalist wing. 

New Turkish Leadership Still Anti-Israel, Pro-Terrorist

They're shuffling the deck chairs on the Turkish ship of state but don't expect any changes in the government's virulent anti-Israel/anti-Semitic behavior or its support for Islamist terrorists. 

That's because President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan has picked his protégé and foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu to succeed him as prime minister.

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.

Netanyahu Says Gaza Op Will Continue

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

08/20/2014 - 20:00

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

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.

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
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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

08/14/2014 - 20:00

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.

08/14/2014 - 20:00

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.'

08/13/2014 - 20:00

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
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