Gaza war

UN Human Rights Report On Gaza: A Moral Travesty

07/07/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

When it comes to the report of the United Nations Human Rights Council on last summer’s war in Gaza, even some Israeli journalists have commented that it is more even-handed than past reports because it looks at Hamas violations of international law as well as Israel’s.

Abraham H. Foxman

UN Human Rights Report On Gaza: A Moral Travesty

07/02/2015

When it comes to the report of the United Nations Human Rights Council on last summer’s war in Gaza, even some Israeli journalists have commented that it is more even-handed than past reports because it looks at Hamas violations of international law as well as Israel’s.

Abraham H. Foxman

Surprise, A Biased U.N. Report

06/24/2015
Editorial

A year after it was forced to defend itself militarily against hundreds of rockets fired at civilian areas by Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza, Israel finds itself again on the defensive.

A Time Of War, A Time Of Peeping Tom-ism

From Gaza to a D.C. mikveh to a Cuban jail cell, a look back at the top stories of 2014, plus leading figures we lost.

12/23/2014

1. The Gaza War

In July, Israel launches its third major Gaza operation in six years. Dubbed Operation Defensive Edge, the campaign begins with 10 days of intensive airstrikes in Gaza. After several failed cease-fire attempts, a ground invasion of Gaza follows.

“Death of Klinghoffer” protestors,” Getty Images

Israel’s New Language Barrier

With Arab-Jewish tensions running high in wake of Gaza war, a fresh attempt to downgrade status of Arabic.

09/24/2014
Contributing Editor

We all want to draw a line under this summer of upheaval in Israel, and it is easy to get the impression that the country is now back to “normal.” But the reality on the ground doesn’t match this assessment. 

Nathan Jeffay

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. 

On Building a Coalition in Israel: News Not Fit To Print?

03/15/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Since Israelis went to the polls to elect a new government in late January of this year, the front pages of their newspapers have been filled with all the intrigues and arm-twisting we have come to associate with coalition negotiations in Israel.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.

Federations Spending $5 Million To Help Israelis In War Zone

11/16/2012

The Jewish Federations of North America committed $5 million for an Israeli terrorism relief fund to help Israeli victims of the conflict with Hamas in Israel's south.

Federations Spending $5 Million To Help Israelis In War Zone

11/16/2012

The Jewish Federations of North America committed $5 million for an Israeli terrorism relief fund to help Israeli victims of the conflict with Hamas in Israel's south.

Goldstone Committee Members Stand By Report

04/14/2011

(JTA) -- Three members of the United Nations fact-finding mission on the Gaza war say they stand by the report and that calls to retract it disregard the rights of the victims.

The three international law experts on Thursday published a statement in the British newspaper the Guardian saying :Aspersions cast on the findings of the report, cannot be left unchallenged."

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