The closure of Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport for several hours Tuesday because Hamas rockets had targeted it forced BBYO to cancel its Israeli tour for two groups of teenagers who had already arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport.
After Gaza militants unleashed their heaviest rocket fire in 20 months, there has been an outpouring of support for Israel from Jewish groups across the political spectrum. Both from the left and right, Jewish organizations condemned the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir.
Michele Chabin |
Ashkelon, Israel — The Hutzot mall in this southern coastal city is usually a hive of activity. But it was a ghost town Tuesday, its long, well-lit corridors eerily silent as Israel continued its retaliatory air assaults on the Gaza Strip, just 15 miles south.
Joshua Mitnick and Michele Chabin |
Tel Aviv — As emotionally spent Israelis on Tuesday buried three teenagers who were discovered murdered in the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was left to grapple with the question of how to craft a response — in a crisis that has become a crucial moment in his administration.
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