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

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

07/16/2014
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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.

07/16/2014
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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

Netanyahu: Hamas Leaves Israel No Choice

'If there is to be no cease-fire, our answer is fire,' prime minister says in address to nation.

07/15/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel will “expand and intensify” its military operation against Hamas in the wake of a failed cease-fire attempt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Israelis check a new bomb shelter as it's placed by a crane in the southern Israeli port city of Ashdod. Getty Images

Red Alert: Israel App

Israelis have 15 seconds to get to a bomb shelter once a siren is sounded. Video blogger Aaron Herman speaks with a developer of the Red Alert app, which provides a visual warning to back up the aural system.

Reports: Israel Agrees To Ceasefire

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

07/14/2014
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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

07/14/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle launched from Gaza after it crossed into Israel’s airspace.

Damage From Gaza Rocket Cuts Power To 70,000 In Strip

07/13/2014
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Jerusalem — A rocket fired from Gaza damaged power lines in Israel that resulted in the loss of power to 70,000 Palestinians in the coastal strip.

Israeli Ambassador Defends IDF As Most Moral Of Armies

07/11/2014
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Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer asserted today that “no other military in history” has displayed as much restraint in seeking to avoid civilian casualties as the Israel Defense Forces.

Man Seriously Injured In Rocket Explosion Near Ashdod

07/11/2014
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A rocket hit an oil truck near the coastal city of Ashdod and its explosion seriously wounded a man.

BBYO Cancels Trips To Israel

Two groups of teens get no further than JFK as youth group reacts to targeting of Ben Gurion airport.

07/09/2014
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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.

Israel's Ben Gurion airport has been the target of Hamas rockets, prompting the cancellation of teen tours. Getty Images
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