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  • Israeli soldier from Los Angeles is killed in Gaza

    Israeli soldier from Los Angeles is killed in Gaza
    A Los Angeles man was one of the Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza this weekend as fighting intensified. Max Steinberg was a Woodland Hills native and voluntarily joined the Israel Defense Forces, according to the Jewish Journal. According to voter...
  • Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine

    LEER South Sudan (Reuters) - A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding center in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity State, is fuelling fears that the world's newest nation is on the brink of famine. Food...
  • Two Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza grew up in Texas and California

    Two Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza grew up in Texas and California
    A man from Texas was one of at least two Israeli soldiers from the United States to be killed in Gaza this weekend as fighting between Israelis and Palestinians intensified. Sgt. Sean Carmeli, 21, grew up on South Padre Island in the Gulf of Mexico,...
  • Israel pounds Gaza neighborhood it says is rocket-launching site

    Israel pounds Gaza neighborhood it says is rocket-launching site
    Israeli troops pounded an eastern neighborhood of Gaza City with air and artillery strikes Sunday, trading fire with Hamas militants armed with antitank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades and sending a tide of panicked humanity streaming from the...
  • Pig producers' fight over drug looms over trade talks

    WASHINGTON R.C. Hunt, who has raised pigs for 50 years in North Carolina, offers no apologies for a common practice in the U.S. pork industry: mixing feed with a controversial drug that makes the animals grow leaner in the final weeks of their lives....
  • Local groups involved in rallies supporting Palestine

    On June 12, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped in Gush Etzion, in the West Bank, as they were hitchhiking to their homes. The Israel Defense Forces began a search for the three teens. In the early days of the investigation, Israel arrested...
  • Kerry makes case against Russia in Malaysia plane's downing

    Kerry makes case against Russia in Malaysia plane's downing
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains. Kerry demanded that...
  • U.N. Security Council unanimously approves probe of crash in Ukraine

    The United Nations Security Council, increasing pressure on Russia over the downing of a jetliner of Ukraine, adopted a resolution Monday calling for investigators to have unfettered access to the crash site and demanding a cease-fire in the area....
  • Israel holds moral high ground in Gaza

    Israel holds moral high ground in Gaza
    — Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called...
  • Hamas says cease-fire must end Egypt's, Israel's blockades on Gaza

    SDEROT, Israel The members of the kibbutz Nir Am woke up Monday morning to an urgent command from the Israeli army: no one was to leave home until further notice. The socialist farming community is less than two miles from the border with Gaza and...
  • Israel strikes hospital, houses; Gaza death toll passes 570

    JERUSALEM The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive against Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip passed 570 on Monday as Israeli shells struck a hospital, residential homes were bombed, and the army said it had killed at least 10 gunmen who'd...