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  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City....

  • Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict. Israel's military...

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. "It's...

  • Conservatives would do well to resurrect Ronald Reagan's Middle East policy

    When likely 2016 contenders Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Texas Gov. Rick Perry squared off for an op-ed duel on the Iraq crisis recently, it quickly degenerated into a rapid-fire "Reagan-off."

  • Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    CAIRO (AP) — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos. Libya's interim government...

  • Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the Central African Republic. Secretary of State John Kerry called the displacement of...

  • Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

    BEIRUT (AP) — More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition activists said Monday. The reports reflect a recent surge in...

  • UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity." The U.N. chief accused Israeli Prime...

  • VIDEO: John Kerry vows U.S. will continue push for Israel-Palestinian ceasefire

    After a weekend of continued fighting in Gaza, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, "that doesn't mean you turn away. You have to keep doing it."

  • For White House, even small victories prove elusive in Gaza, Ukraine

    The White House this week will attempt to dial down tensions in both Gaza and Ukraine, as those conflicts rage on with little notice of U.S. efforts to limit the bloodshed there.

  • Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. Khaled Meshaal said in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn't taken an even-handed view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "Unfortunately the world...

  • In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of...

  • 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...

  • Seriously? Obama asks Congress to repeal 2002 War in Iraq: Examiner Editorial

    It's not often that this page is at a loss for words, but national security adviser Susan Rice's July 25 letter to House Speaker John Boehner encouraging repeal of the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq comes close.

  • 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.



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