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  • Hiring heating up in the Valley, survey says

    Hiring heating up in the Valley, survey says
    Last fall, Lehigh Valley employers were feeling increasingly optimistic about the local economy. But over the ensuing six months, the Kamran Afshar-Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce survey of Lehigh Valley businesses showed that optimism...
  • U.N., Egypt urge renewed talks as fighting resumes in Gaza

    Renewed fighting broke out Friday between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip after a three-day cease-fire expired, as mediator Egypt and the United Nations urged the two sides to resume indirect talks. The day began with rocket and...
  • Palestinian death toll can't be swept under the rug by Israel's apologists [Letter]

    Palestinian death toll can't be swept under the rug by Israel's apologists [Letter]
    As someone who protested the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, I read with sadness your report on the Maryland National Guard's scheduled departure for that country ("Md. National Guard making final deployment to Afghanistan," Aug. 6). The money wasted in...
  • 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...
  • Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts

    Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts
    Israel launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing nine Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to revive a ceasefire. The violence seemed at risk of...
  • 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...
  • Israeli group may go to Cairo for talks if truce with Hamas holds

    Israeli group may go to Cairo for talks if truce with Hamas holds
    Israel and Palestinian militants agreed to a new 72-hour cease-fire beginning at midnight Sunday, and an Israeli delegation was expected to travel to Cairo on Monday if it held in its first hours. True to form, rocket fire aimed at Israel from the...
  • Israel, Palestinians begin talks on permanent truce in Gaza Strip

    As a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip held Monday, Israeli negotiators returned to Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials and indirect discussions with Palestinian militants about a permanent truce and long-term arrangements. There were reports...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...