07/31/14 06:17 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory. Netanyahu's vow...
07/30/14 09:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war...
07/30/14 08:17 PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian...
By Kevin Daley | 07/30/14 05:27 PM
Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky Democrat challenging Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for reelection, told reporters that Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system prevents Hamas militants from tunneling into the Jewish state.
By Charles Hoskinson | 07/30/14 05:20 PM
When personal safety is an issue, news organizations -- and the journalists they employ -- sometimes compromise the integrity of their product to maintain access and stay alive.
By Jed Babbin | 07/30/14 03:41 PM
The longer the conflict goes on, and the more apparent that the Israelis are winning, the more we see anti-Israel protests and riots in Europe, and the more threats against Israel come from its enemies such as Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan.
07/30/14 03:47 PM
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed. For the moment, the deadlock is...
07/30/14 02:51 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. And in an echo-chamber fed by ubiquitous updates on...
By Michael Barone | 07/30/14 01:47 PM
If you want to read a stinging critique of Secretary of State John Kerry's Middle East diplomacy, take a look at Adam Garfinkle's take in The American Interest blog.
07/30/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United States said Wednesday that criticism from within the Jewish state of Secretary of State John Kerry's peace-making efforts is traceable to Israel's "very rambunctious democracy" and not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "This is not coming...
07/29/14 06:32 PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict....
07/29/14 05:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end. "Let's stop playing games," said...
07/29/14 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him to. "I have taken hits...
By Thomas Sowell | 07/29/14 10:30 AM
It is understandable that today many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop.
By Becket Adams | 07/29/14 09:54 AM
Someone at the Associated Press, probably a social media intern who should know better, will likely get a stern lecture later today.
By Noemie Emery | 07/29/14
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