| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:13 PM
At the first hint the war in the Gaza Strip was heating up, Shirly Bashi packed her family, their toys and their clothes and left her home in Kibbutz Nir Am, close to the Gaza border.
"I knew this could be a long one," she said.
That was five weeks...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:24 PM
As I watch Hamas firing hundreds of rockets against Israel, and the violent protests in Europe about Israel, thoughts come flooding back about the first time I ever visited the country and my most recent visit last month.
My first trip to Israel in...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 9:34 PM
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...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 2:40 PM
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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:41 PM
Israeli forces pummeled Gaza Strip towns with airstrikes and artillery Monday, pushing the Palestinian death toll in two weeks of fighting well past 500 and sending civilians streaming from their homes, many with little more than the clothes they were...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Israel's military concluded early Sunday that a soldier thought to have been captured by Palestinian militants was actually killed in combat in the Gaza Strip.
The news came after a day in which Israeli forces raked the southern tip of Gaza with...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:01 PM
By the time you read this, who knows how many people will have been killed in Israel's latest onslaught in the Gaza Strip? As I write, some 1,400 mostly civilian Palestinians have been killed, including hundreds of children. Also, 59 Israelis have been...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The images of destruction after the battle between the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas that began July 20 in the Shajaiya neighborhood in the Gaza Strip have caused many to declare, in a now-frequent refrain, that the IDF is behaving “...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:19 PM
A day that was supposed to have marked a tentative first step toward peace between Israelis and Palestinians instead signaled a precipitous slide back into full-on warfare.
A hard-won truce collapsed within two hours Friday after the Israeli military...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Beneath the wheat and watermelon fields surrounding this farm community just outside the Gaza Strip lies a threat that helps explain the overwhelming public support in Israel for the war against the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
A little over a week...
| Aug 4, 2014
Monday's Pictures in the News begins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, where Jay Z appears with Beyoncé as part of their On the Run tour....