Israel

Rockets From Gaza Break Ceasefire Still

Two-hours before the 72-house ceasefire ended, Hamas fired rockets into southern Israel.

08/13/2014
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Rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel two hours before the deadline of a 72-hour cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.

Hamas fired rockets into southern Israel two hours before the ceasefire ended. Getty Images

Playing Politics Over Israel

08/13/2014
Editorial

‘I don’t worry about Israel’s survival,” President Obama told New York Times columnist Tom Friedman the other day.

Maybe that’s part of why we do worry about the future of the Jewish state’s existence in an increasingly bloody, hostile and chaotic region — especially at a time when the administration is trying mightily to avoid getting caught up in military conflicts overseas.

Evangelical Leaders Will Travel To Israel To Signal Their Support

08/12/2014
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Several high-profile evangelical leaders will travel to Israel next week as a part of the “Christians in Solidarity with Israel” trip put together by the National Religious Broadcasters in response to the most recent conflict in Gaza.

Countering The Vile Comparison Of Israelis As Nazis

08/12/2014
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I am an Israeli citizen. I am an American citizen. I am also completing a Master's degree in Holocaust studies and a resident of Gush Etzion, a bloc of settlements in the West Bank in Israel. Now that I've laid all my cards out on the table, I am going to rail against a phenomenon that has developed over the past few years: comparing Israelis to Nazis. The comparison is insulting and blatantly, historically inaccurate. 

Lani Lederer Berman

Israel, Palestinians Agree To 72-Hour Ceasefire

Action aims to get aid into Gaza and fix infrastructure, as well as provide window for more talks, Egypt says.

08/10/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a new 72-hour cease-fire.

Smoke raises over Gaza City after an Israeli airstrike. 72-hour ceasefire has been reached. Getty Images.

Hamas Declares Victory

Hamas said it won the war and forced Israel to retreat because it couldn't wipe out Hamas. 

It agree to a three-day ceasefire that was supposed to end this installment of the on-going Israel-Gaza wars but when Israel refused to surrender to its demands, the terrorist group let the pause expire and resumed firing rockets and mortars into Israel.  Naturally, the renewed violence was all Israel's fault, a Hamas spokesman said, because the Zionists wouldn't meet Hamas's conditions.  

Gaza's Unanswered Questions

As Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian negotiators in Cairo try to come up with a long-term truce, all know that they are just buying time until the next Gaza war.

This latest round left a very high body count and a lot of unanswered questions. 

Israel Asks U.S. To Help Thwart War Crimes Charges

08/06/2014
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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.

In The Words Of The Prophet

08/06/2014
Editorial

Suffering is universal.

Reading from the Book of Lamentations on Tisha b’Av, Monday night, we were confronted with vivid and painful descriptions of the ravages of war and devastation. “Behold and see if there is any pain like my pain, which has been dealt out to me,” writes the Prophet Jeremiah. He is describing the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem centuries ago, but the words and emotions are as timely as today’s headlines. “My children are desolate for the enemy has prevailed.”

Do Israelis Know How Much We Really Care?

08/05/2014
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Some mid-summer reflections:

I wonder if Israelis know how emotionally involved many American Jews are with the current fighting in Gaza. Do they know that for those of us who love Israel, Gaza is the only thing we seem able to talk about when we go out to dinner or stay home with the family or speak on the phone? Do they know that we weep with them at the loss of each IDF soldier, or that the news from Israel is the first thing we turn to in our newspapers (and rue the unfair coverage) and the last thing we Google about before going to bed? Do they know that we can almost hear the rocket sirens go off in our heads and feel the rush of fear they experience as they run to shelters?

Francine Klagsbrun
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