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

‘It’s Something You Don’t Get Used To’

In Ashdod, the rockets keep coming and the frustration keeps building.

07/15/2014 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Ashdod, Israeli — With 45 seconds to run for cover before the impact of a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, Yuri and Ana Friedman had spent the last week sleeping in their clothes for fear of an overnight attack as Israel and Hamas fought their third war in five years — putting this port city just 20 miles from Gaza in the line of fire again.

Ashdod resident Yuri Friedman sits in his shattered living room. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Conflict With Hamas Unleashes Hatred Of Israel

Homeland Security officials brief Jewish leaders; French synagogues targeted; scuffles in L.A., Boston.

07/15/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In Antwerp, Belgium, last Saturday, approximately 500 people attended a protest against Israel’s retaliatory assault on Hamas, chanting in Arabic, “Slaughter the Jews.”

Smoke billows from the Gaza Strip Tuesday after an Israeli air strike. Getty Images

Cease-Fire Fails

Israel resumes military operations in Gaza after more than 40 rockets shot from Strip.

07/14/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Israel’s military resumed operations against Hamas in Gaza, six hours after accepting an Egyptian cease-fire proposal, following rocket attacks from the strip.

A woman inspects damage after a Hamas rocket hit her front yard in Ashdod. Getty Images

Reports: Israel Agrees To Ceasefire

Egyptian draft calls for 48 hours of calm, the delegations would travel to Cairo for talks.

07/13/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Israeli media is now reporting that Israel has agreed to an Egyptian draft ceasefire proposal. Hamas has not yet replied, but there are hints it may agree.

Israel Shoots Down UAV Sent From Gaza

07/13/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Israel shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle launched from Gaza after it crossed into Israel’s airspace.

False Equivalency

The New York Times’ parallels of Israeli and Arab behavior are forced, and inaccurate.

07/09/2014 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

I’ve long been a defender of The New York Times’ Mideast coverage, arguing that for all of its flaws on occasion, there is no consistent, inherent bias against Israel.

The New York Times building. Wikimedia Commons

Israel Intercepts Rockets Fired At Tel Aviv, Dimona

07/09/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Israel’s Iron Dome system intercepted rockets fired at the heavily populated Tel Aviv area and at Dimona, which houses a nuclear reactor.

Schwer Zu Sein A Yid

"To be a Jew is to be an adult, and it’s hard, it’s complicated."

Israel Launches Operation To Stop Gaza-Based Rocket Fire

07/07/2014 - 20:00

JERUSALEM — The Israeli government launched an operation aimed at ending rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

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