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  • Israel blocks rights group as alternative to military service

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has disqualified its foremost human rights group as a volunteer option for youths who choose civilian national service over military conscription, officials said on Thursday, citing the group's criticism of the Gaza offensive....
  • Jewish anti-Zionism? Not in our name

    I recently journeyed to Columbus Circle in Manhattan to savor the atmosphere at two rival demonstrations over Israel's military campaign in Gaza. On one side, by the entrance to Central Park, and adjacent to the hot dog stands and "I Love NYC" souvenir...
  • Thousands of Israelis protest war's failure to halt Gaza rockets

    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Some 10,000 Israelis protested on Thursday in a Tel Aviv square against what they see as the failure of a five-week Gaza war to decisively halt rocket and mortar fire at southern towns bordering on the Palestinian coastal territory....
  • 'Military onslaught' conducted by Israel

    Several letter-to-the-editor writers have felt compelled to observe that Israel is merely defending itself in a war that it did not start. In matters geopolitical, causation is always a tricky issue that's open to interpretation. But the indisputable...
  • Gaza truce holds as the two sides talk in Cairo

    Gaza truce holds as the two sides talk in Cairo
    After a shaky start, a new temporary truce in the Gaza Strip appeared to be holding Thursday. The two sides, which have been holding indirect talks in Cairo, agreed late Wednesday to a five-day cease-fire, according to Palestinian negotiators and the...
  • Gaza town Beit Hanoun sweeps rubble, tries to return to daily life

    GAZA (Reuters) - It was not the wedding party venue Riyad Fayad had planned for his daughter Heba, but with his Gaza home damaged and neighborhood in rubble, a shelter seemed like the only option. The United Nations refugee center in a Gaza City school...
  • U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel

    U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel
    The University of Illinois has rescinded the job offer of a professor who wrote controversial social media posts about the war in Gaza, according to documents released by the university Wednesday. Steven Salaita’s appointment at the U. of I.&...
  • Gaza truce holds up for 2nd day as talks continue in Cairo

    The truce between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip held Tuesday for the second day as Egyptians continued to mediate indirect talks aimed at a more lasting cease-fire. Official information about the talks was scant. Progress was being made but...
  • Maccabi Haifa affiliate wins state title

    The Miami Midnites' inaugural season was a success. The Midnites, the minor league affiliate of the Maccabi Haifa basketball franchise in Israel, capped their 13-1 first season by winning the Florida Basketball Association championship when they defeated...
  • Hamas and Israel extend cease-fire by five days

    Hamas and Israel extend cease-fire by five days
    Warring parties in the Gaza Strip agreed to extend their cease-fire by five more days, negotiators announced late Wednesday, moments before a previous truce was due to expire. But the brinkmanship — and a brief flare-up of hostilities —...
  • Israel, Hamas extend cease-fire five days, allowing more time for talks

    JERUSALEM Israel and Hamas agreed late Wednesday to a five-day extension of a cease-fire to allow further talks on a longer lasting truce in Gaza, but renewed rocket fire triggered fresh Israeli airstrikes, threatening the lull. The agreement, reached...