More Israel Articles

  • Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

    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...

  • Gaffe Watch: Alison Lundergan Grimes explains how Israel's Iron Dome protects against Hamas tunnels

    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.

  • Media reports filed under the sway of terrorists can't be trusted

    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.

  • US shouldn't let Israel's enemies mediate a ceasefire

    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.

  • Obama scores terrible marks for his handling of yet another major crisis

    A majority of U.S. voters say they disapprove of the way President Obama is handling the growing conflict between Israel and Hamas, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll.

  • AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

    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...

  • Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

    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...

  • A sulfuric denunciation of John Kerry's Middle East diplomacy

    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.

  • Diplomat: Criticism of Kerry not from Netanyahu

    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...

  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

    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....

  • Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package

    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...

  • VIDEO: Defending Secretary of State John Kerry

    The Obama administration is defending the work of Secretary of State John Kerry as he comes under fire in the Israeli press.

  • Facebook says calling for death to Israel isn't hate speech because it's a country

    "Language attacking a country is not considered hate speech in our community standards," Matt Steinfeld, a spokesman for Facebook, wrote in an email.

  • Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    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...

  • Israel supporters: Beware of Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton learned to mouth the right words when seeking a Senate sinecure from the (heavily Jewish) state of New York, and later the presidency. But her recent book and interviews suggest that her sympathies are by no means clear, and her judgment is worse.



From the Weekly Standard