07/31/14 02:18 PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel, senior officials said Thursday. Abbas hesitated in the...
07/31/14 01:48 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign against...
By Eliana Rudee | 07/31/14 12:13 PM
As an American in Israel, I am surrounded by the effects of Operation Protective Edge. I live constantly under high alert - prepared to run into a bomb shelter at any moment.
07/30/14 11:45 PM
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday criticized an American "policy of calculated ambivalence" toward Israel, a nod toward conservative voters as he considers a second run for president. The retiring Republican governor spoke at a pro-Israel rally outside Dallas' city hall. Perry...
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.
By Becket Adams | 07/30/14 04:45 PM
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.
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....
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