Israel, Hamas Agree to 72-Hour Ceasefire

Israeli forces remain in place and unwilling to compromise on tunnels.

07/30/2014 - 20:00

Washington — Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour unconditional cease-fire.

72-hour ceasefire declared in Gaza. Getty Images

Does Hamas Manipulate Casualty Figures To Gain World Sympathy?

07/30/2014 - 20:00
The Media Line

The latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas extends far beyond the urban warfare playing out in the cities and towns of the Gaza Strip; the Israeli cities targeted by waves of Palestinian rockets; and the seek-and-destroy mission of locating and eradicating the elaborate and intricate network of tunnels revealed to extend deep into Israeli territory and beneath southern Israeli communities.

'Ceasefire Or Not, All Tunnels Will Be Destroyed'

Netanyahu affirms determination to complete the mission Israel began.

07/30/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Israel will destroy all of the tunnels that lead from Gaza to southern Israel, with or without a cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu determined to eliminate all terror tunnels. Getty Images.

Give War A Chance

Amid media frenzy and global outrage, Israel just needs more time. Will the world let Israel win?

07/30/2014 - 20:00

U.S. and Israeli officials have been working hard in recent days to ease the deeply bruised feelings on both sides after Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposed cease-fire conditions appeared more sympathetic to the cause of Hamas, a declared terrorist organization, than to Israel, America’s greatest ally.


'We'll Fight Until Tunnels Destroyed'

In a televised speech Monday night, Netanyahu said to prepare for a 'continued operation.'

07/27/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Israel will not end its operation in Gaza before destroying all the Hamas-built tunnels, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the nation.

Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed international community on Monday night. Wikipedia Commons.

Hamas Requests Additional 24-hour Cease-Fire

Request comes after Israel called off its own cease-fire, citing continued rocket fire from Gaza.

07/26/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Hamas asked for an additional 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire, after Israel called off its own 24-hour unilateral cease-fire due to continued rockets fired from Gaza.

Smoke rising from the Gaza Strip. Getty Images

NBC=Not Bothering Checking

Towards the end of a report on the Nightly News Monday evening NBC Anchor Brian Williams read a statement from Hamas accusing Israel of "murdering" hundreds of civilians and denying that his group had ever targeted Israeli civilians.

Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan did not appear on camera, as he has on other networks, but Williams read his statement:

Media Analysis: Israel Optics Darken

07/20/2014 - 20:00
Web Director

For a while there, it looked as if much of the world had accepted, or was at least considering, Israel’s argument for attacking and then invading Gaza this time – the third in six years.

Even Paranoids Have Enemies

07/17/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

The current hostilities between Israel and Hamas have, yet again, brought to the forefront a long-simmering feud between many supporters of Israel and the world of print, broadcast and electronic journalism.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik
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