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  • Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN school

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel acknowledged Sunday that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a U.N. school in Gaza last week, but said aerial footage shows the yard was empty at the time and that the shell could not have killed anyone. The shell was not fired at the school...

  • Netanyahu: Israel can lose on PR but not security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Every Palestinian civilian's death costs Israel in its fight for world opinion, but the Jewish state must not cede its security for the sake of public relations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he pressed his nation's case on America's Sunday news programs....

  • Obama: US worried about worsening Gaza conditions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States is growing more concerned about the rising number of civilian deaths in the Gaza war that is entering its third week. The White House says Obama and Netanyahu spoke Sunday...

  • Christian support for Israel rooted in Genesis promises, not end-times prophecy, evangelicals say

    Critics have attempted to dismiss evangelicals' support for Israel by insinuating that it's actually rooted in end times prophecies. David Brog, director of the 1.75 million strong Christians United for Israel, said that this couldn't be further from the truth.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Hamas violating its own cease-fire

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas has violated its own cease-fire Sunday, a move he says leaves Israel with "no choice but to defend ourselves."

  • Palestinian says Israeli action extends conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Palestinian official says Israeli aggression will not bring peace to the region. Mohammad Shtayyeh (sh-TAY'-uh) says people under siege will react to defend themselves and that is what is happening in Gaza. He says the only answer is for Israel to accommodate...

  • Israeli Arabs caught in the middle of Gaza war

    TIRA, Israel (AP) — Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are dying in growing numbers in the Gaza Strip. The people of...

  • Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

    BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. Despite the Hamas rejection, Israel's Cabinet decided to extend a...

  • America should help Israel destroy Hamas' terrorist tunnels, infrastructure

    Hamas has tried desperately to achieve a strategic win against Israel during the last two weeks, from firing 2,000 rockets on Israeli cities to embarking on suicidal tunnel infiltrations into Israeli territory. Thanks to the Iron Dome missile defense system, Israeli citizens’ discipline in...

  • Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly."...

  • Stephen Walt's 'Israel lobby' paranoia

    Harvard professor and alleged foreign policy "realist" Stephen Walt loves to complain about the "Israel lobby."

  • Hezbollah leader vows to support Gazans

    BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group vowed on Friday to support Palestinian militants battling Israeli troops in Gaza, even as his own fighters are bogged down in the war in neighboring Syria. In his first remarks on the latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting that...

  • Hamas' triumph

    Hamas, with perhaps unwitting help from President Obama, is achieving its war aim: to legitimize Islamic supremacism and Jew-hatred, and take it global. Jews are no longer safe in Europe or even in some places in the U.S.

  • Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

    CAIRO (AP) — Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met twice Friday in Cairo with U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh...

  • Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. Gaza's Hamas rulers view them as a military game changer in its conflict with Israel....



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