08/04/14 04:46 PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a replay of the last major Gaza conflict, human rights defenders are again accusing Israel and Hamas of violating the rules of war, pointing to what they say appear to be indiscriminate or deliberate attacks on civilians. In 2009, such war crimes allegations...
08/04/14 02:15 PM
The Israeli military says it has resumed its attacks on the Gaza Strip, ending a self-declared, seven-hour cease-fire. With Hamas rocket fire tapering off, and Israel's ground operation in Gaza winding down, the fighting appears to be easing. (Aug. 4) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY...
08/04/14 06:46 AM
PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister is calling on the international community to impose a solution on Israel and Hamas, saying the warring sides have shown themselves unable to negotiate. In an unusually strong statement Monday, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Israel's right to security...
08/03/14 07:32 PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an apparent winding down of the nearly monthlong operation against Hamas that has left more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis dead. Even as Israel said it was close to...
08/03/14 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared Sunday it is "appalled" by Israel's "disgraceful" attack on a United Nations school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza. In language that was rare in its directness and severity, the U.S. denounced the attack earlier Sunday, which...
By Brian Hughes | 08/03/14 12:02 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry slammed the Obama administration Sunday for creating doubts about the U.S. commitment to Israel, as the Middle East ally remains locked in a bloody conflict with Hamas.
By Brian Hughes | 08/03/14 10:31 AM
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg lamented Sunday that an accord to stop the bloodshed in Gaza might never materialize.
By Michael Barone | 08/03/14 09:58 AM
Gazans abandon buildings after being warned that they are targeted and feel safe in watching the bombing from nearby streets.Â
08/02/14 11:17 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Sunday that an Israeli soldier it previously believed had been captured by Hamas fighters in a Gaza ambush had in fact been killed in battle that day. The soldier's purported capture Friday had helped shatter an internationally brokered cease-fire,...
By Washington Examiner | 08/01/14 03:45 PM
Israel and Hamas agreed Friday morning to a 72-hour cease-fire, during which all sides were to make provisions for negotiations and a longer truce. Or so it seemed.
08/02/14 05:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrators waving Palestinian flags and dressed in the flag's green, red, white and black colors filled a square outside the White House and marched around the nation's capital to support ending violence in Gaza. Demonstrators on Saturday carried signs including: "We stand...
08/02/14 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel. Sources familiar with conversations between Netanyahu and senior U.S. officials, including...
08/02/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In more than five years in Congress, Republican Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana recalls voting only once for emergency spending that raised the federal deficit. That was this week, on a bill to improve health care for veterans, and it helps explain the lineup of winners and...
By Paul Bedard | 08/01/14 03:08 PM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama finally won a few fights this week, and one key loss -- the House decision to sue him for not enforcing laws -- probably helped the White House.
By Melanie Sturm | 08/01/14 12:25 PM
Asked by a convert to distill the Torah's essence, Rabbi Hillel -- Judaism's great sage -- taught, "What is hateful unto you, do not do unto your neighbor."
By Byron York | 08/18/14
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