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  • Israel: FAA ban silences some traffic to Tel Aviv, and tourism suffers

    With a  second day of flight cancellations snarling plans and silencing some air traffic to Tel Aviv, one tour operator reports that life — but not travel-related business — is proceeding as usual. The Federal Aviation Administration...
  • Ripples from Gaza conflict felt by Central Floridians

    Ripples from Gaza conflict felt by Central Floridians
    Elana Goldstein, 18, went to Israel last month for what's called a "birthright trip": a subsidized visit available to anyone with at least one Jewish parent. She was greeted with air-raid sirens and exploding rockets. Another Central Florida woman,...
  • Israel says missing soldier was killed in Gaza, not captured

    Israel says missing soldier was killed in Gaza, not captured
    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...
  • Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?

    Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?
    On the heels of a new State Department warning on travel to Israel, a rocket that landed near the Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to cancel U.S. flights to the country. Tourists may be able to rebook their...
  • Sun offers false equivalence between Israelis and Palestinians [Letter]

    Sun offers false equivalence between Israelis and Palestinians [Letter]
    The Sun's editorial, "A dangerous turning point in Israel" (July 8) notes the arrest of six Israelis for the killing of a Palestinian teenager and "strong words from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others" condemning the crime. It adds that these...
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal says she had to grow up for 'The Honorable Woman'

    Maggie Gyllenhaal says she had to grow up for 'The Honorable Woman'
    In "The Honorable Woman," an eight-part miniseries airing on SundanceTV, Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Baroness Nessa Stein, a British Israeli heiress whose life is inextricably bound up in one of humanity's most enduring conflicts. As a child, Nessa...
  • Another war in Gaza [Editorial]

    The five-hour cease fire between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip was the calm before the storm. Hamas rockets began raining down on Israel at the moment the United Nations-requested lull ended on Thursday afternoon. Israel waited a bit longer —...
  • Gaza death toll reaches 145; U.N. Security Council calls for ceasefire

    Gaza death toll reaches 145; U.N. Security Council calls for ceasefire
    An Israeli air strike on the home of Gaza's police chief killed 18 people on Saturday, Gaza's health ministry said, and Hamas fired the largest salvo of rockets yet on Tel Aviv since the start of the Jewish state's offensive in the Palestinian enclave. ...
  • Hamas sacrifices its own people to undermine Israel

    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 roof...
  • Give Kerry credit for efforts to bring Israel-Gaza cease-fire

    Secretary of State John Kerry was right to push for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza last week. All outside parties should do everything they can to end a war in which both Israel and Hamas have seemed willing to fight to the death of the last...
  • Palestinians don't blame Hamas for civilian deaths

    As the Gaza conflict intensified, the Palestinian death toll surpassed 700, more than two-thirds of them civilians. Add to that 4,000 injured, widespread infrastructure destruction, and 1.8 million Palestinians trapped in an area the size of Manhattan. On...