Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza remained on edge this week as an unconditional 72-hour Israeli-Hamas truce began Tuesday and analysts predicted a tough road ahead in trying to nail down a peace agreement.
As the de Blasio administration grapples with the church-state implications of its push for full-day, government-funded prekindergarten, another such thorny issue — this one with potential life-and-death consequences — looms: How, and whether, to regulate the controversial ritual circumcision practice known as “metzitzah b’peh.”
A faculty member at the McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, Rev. David Garber, a Baptist, traveled to Israel recently, during the height of Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza, troubled by the “asymmetrical power structure in the current conflict and the asymmetrical loss of civilian life.”
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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Jerusalem — Since early July, Sharon Turgeman, a 25-year-old resident of Jerusalem, has been glued to every news broadcast related to Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Israel’s month-long military operation against Hamas.