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  • U.S. works with Jordan, Europeans at U.N. on Gaza ceasefire draft

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has prepared its own draft outline for a U.N. resolution demanding a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and is now working with European powers and Jordan on a joint text, diplomats...
  • Diffuse Hamas structure complicates Gaza peace efforts

    JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Founded by just seven people in Gaza, Hamas now has political and military leaders spread across the Arab world, complicating its ability to send a unified message for negotiating an end to a seven-week war with Israel. In less...
  • Palestinian MPs accuse Israel of unprecedented crackdown

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian lawmakers have accused Israel of an anti-democratic crackdown as the Gaza war rages, with dozens of elected officials detained, placed under investigation or restricted in their movements. Of the 84 MPs...
  • Senior Hamas official says group abducted Israeli teens

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - A top Hamas official said members of his militant group kidnapped three Israeli teenagers whose deaths in June provoked a spiral of violence that led to the war in Gaza, the first acknowledgement of the movement's...
  • What is the nature of Hamas? Should Israel talk to it?

    My deadline is one week before you will be reading this. I am writing during a relative lull in the fighting. Hamas rockets are still being lobbed into Israel on a much reduced basis and Israel is bombing Gaza with reduced intensity. Both sides are now...
  • Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

    Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident
    Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media...
  • Israelis and Palestinians agree to a 24-hour extension of their truce

    Israelis and Palestinians agree to a 24-hour extension of their truce
    Spurred by yet another expiring Gaza Strip cease-fire, Israelis and Palestinians agreed late Monday on a 24-hour extension of their latest truce to work out an accord addressing major points of contention, including an easing of the blockade of the...
  • Rights groups say Israeli ban hinders Gaza investigation

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli restrictions have left two of the world's most prominent human rights organizations struggling to collect evidence of potential war crimes in Gaza, representatives of the groups told Reuters. Amnesty International...
  • Israel destroys homes of Palestinians suspected of killing Israeli teens

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops on Monday demolished the homes of two Palestinians it suspects of the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank in June, the army said. The homes of Hussam Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha...
  • Baltimore native-turned-Israel Defense Forces volunteer wounded in Gaza

    Baltimore native-turned-Israel Defense Forces volunteer wounded in Gaza
    A local high school graduate who joined the Israel Defense Forces last year has been wounded in Gaza, his father said Monday. Jordan Low, a 19-year-old sharpshooter in Israel's Golani Brigade, was one of 15 soldiers investigating what they believed...
  • We were boys, we were friends, we were enemies

     We were boys, we were friends, we were enemies
    Op Ed: The latest round of bombings, rocket attacks, airstrikes — sparked in part by the abductions and killings of three Israeli teenagers and a Palestinian teen — make hope for peace seem as impossible as these outrages against innocents are...