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  • Gaza fighting appears to settle into a war of attrition

    Amid efforts to revive stalled talks in Cairo, Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip traded blows again Saturday, with a volley of rockets fired toward Israel and the Israeli military striking dozens of targets across the coastal...
  • Israel, Hamas war enters second month

    JERUSALEM The war between Israel and Hamas entered its second month on Saturday as Israel launched fresh air strikes in the Gaza Strip, killing at seven people, according to local reports, and militants fired rockets and mortar rounds at Israel. The...
  • Dehumanizing The Palestinians

    The letter by David Basch,"Palestinians Totally Responsible for Civilians Deaths" [July 25, courant.com], is not only outrageous and untrue but an attempt to dehumanize the Palestinians. The much-heralded Gaza withdrawal in 2005 cited by Mr. Basch as an...
  • Cease-fire ends in Gaza and fighting resumes, but at slower pace

    JERUSALEM Egypt urged Israel and Hamas to halt hostilities in the Gaza Strip after fighting resumed there on Friday as a 72-hour cease-fire expired without agreement on extending the lull. Militants fired rockets at Israel, which responded with...
  • Home demolition case provides alleged link between Gaza campaign, murdered teens

    HEBRON, West Bank Ghada El-Hemouni is an all but unnoticed figure in the bloodshed that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives as Israel and Hamas battle in the Gaza Strip. A 38-year-old mother of seven, El-Hemouni hasn't been to her home in a month. Now the...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...