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Rockets From Gaza Break Ceasefire Still

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

08/12/2014 - 20:00

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.

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

Hamas Terror Trial Opens In Brooklyn

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

08/12/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

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

08/10/2014 - 20:00

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

Israel, Palestinians Agree To 72-Hour Ceasefire

Action aims to get aid into Gaza and fix infrastructure, as well as provide window for more talks, Egypt says.

08/09/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a new 72-hour cease-fire.

Smoke raises over Gaza City after an Israeli airstrike. 72-hour ceasefire has been reached. Getty Images.

Hamas Declares Victory

Hamas said it won the war and forced Israel to retreat because it couldn't wipe out Hamas. 

It agree to a three-day ceasefire that was supposed to end this installment of the on-going Israel-Gaza wars but when Israel refused to surrender to its demands, the terrorist group let the pause expire and resumed firing rockets and mortars into Israel.  Naturally, the renewed violence was all Israel's fault, a Hamas spokesman said, because the Zionists wouldn't meet Hamas's conditions.  

Cease-Fire Ends

Israel responds to rocket fire as Cairo delegation returns home.

08/07/2014 - 20:00

Israel renewed its attacks on Hamas targets in Gaza after 21 rockets were launched at Israeli cities at the close of a 72-hour cease-fire.

Smoke billows following an Israeli air strike in Rafah on August 08. Getty Images

Gaza's Unanswered Questions

As Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian negotiators in Cairo try to come up with a long-term truce, all know that they are just buying time until the next Gaza war.

This latest round left a very high body count and a lot of unanswered questions. 

Hamas: Will Resume Fire If Demands Not Met

Indirect negotiations continue in Cairo, but no agreement reached on truce extension.

08/06/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem – Hamas said it will resume firing rockets on Israel at the end of a 72-hour cease-fire if its demands are not met.
Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk, currently in Cairo for cease-fire talks on a permanent truce, and Hamas head Ismail Haniyeh said Wednesday night that “there is no agreement on the extension of the truce.”

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri (R) meets with Mideast Quartet envoy Tony Blair (L) in Cairo. Getty Images

Israel Asks U.S. To Help Thwart War Crimes Charges

08/05/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a visiting congressional delegation today to try to stop the Palestinian Authority from joining the International Criminal Court and then filing war crimes charges against Israel.

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