Israel-Gaza Conflict

U.N. Human Rights Council Adopts Report On Israel-Gaza Conflict

07/05/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to adopt a report on last summer’s Israel-Gaza conflict.

Amnesty Int’l: Gaza Rocket Attacks By Palestinians Are War Crimes

03/25/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Several rocket attacks launched at Israel from inside the Gaza Strip amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said.

British anti-Semitic Incidents Set Record In ’14, Security Watchdog Reports

02/04/2015 - 19:00

The Jewish security watchdog group in Britain recorded 1,168 anti-Semitic incidents for 2014, the highest annual total ever.

ADL Report: Campus Anti-Israel Events Have More Than Doubled This Fall

10/26/2014 - 20:00

More than 75 anti-Israel events have been reported on U.S. college and university campuses this fall, more than twice as many as last year, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League.

Netanyahu To Ban: U.N. Conduct Toward Israel Is ‘Disproportionate’

09/30/2014 - 20:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the international community applies a double standard to Israel.

Creating Silver Linings

09/16/2014 - 20:00

With the exception of the glorious weather, the summer of 2014 was deeply depressing. There was the collapse of the Mideast peace talks. Then came seven weeks of war in Gaza with much of the world seemingly more critical of Israel for aggressively defending itself than of Hamas for initiating, prolonging and expanding the conflict. Hamas fired from within civilian areas and encouraged their citizens to stay put rather than escape from Israeli-targeted buildings. Yet the onus of a United Nations commission on human rights violations no doubt will highlight alleged Israeli violations, once more equating the arsonist and the fireman.

Gaza War Pushes Israel, Reluctantly, Onto Holiday Bima

In change, key sermons to address community’s ‘third rail,’ but gingerly.

09/16/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

When New York-area rabbis deliver their most important sermons of the year next week, in front of a slew of congregants they may see only once or twice, many will be stepping on the Jewish community’s third rail: Israel.

Israel’s war in Gaza, either directly or indirectly, will be a prime topic of High Holy Days sermons next week.  Getty Images

In N.Y. Times Ad, Hollywood Elite Slams Hamas For Conflict With Israel

09/14/2014 - 20:00

Some 300 Hollywood elite published an ad in The New York Times holding Hamas responsible for the “devastating loss of life” in the latest Hamas-Israel conflict.

Hamas More Popular Among Palestinians Than Before War, Poll Finds

09/02/2014 - 20:00

Hamas’ popularity has surged in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since its latest conflict with Israel, according to a new poll.

Chasing The Diplomatic Horizon

In wake of Gaza war, is there a new opening?

09/02/2014 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Seven weeks of war have left behind large swathes of Gaza City destroyed and thousand of Palestinian casualties. In Israel, dozens of soldiers died, thousands of residents fled their homes and polls show that Israelis believe that the cease-fire reached last week will eventually give way to a new war.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: New alliance? Getty Images
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