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  • Gaza humanitarian ceasefire largely holds, full truce proposed

    Palestinians rushed to shops and banks on Thursday during a five-hour humanitarian ceasefire that largely held, and an Israeli official said Egypt had proposed a permanent truce that would start on Friday. But there was uncertainty about prospects for a...
  • Israel puts Palestinian-American boy under house arrest

    Israel puts Palestinian-American boy under house arrest
    JERUSALEM - An Israeli judge on Sunday released from jail and placed under house arrest a 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent whose apparent beating by Israeli police in East Jerusalem has drawn U.S. concern. Tariq Khdeir, who was born in...
  • Israeli troops and tanks move into the Gaza Strip

    After 10 days of Israeli airstrikes and rocket attacks by Palestinian militants, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered ground troops into the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, escalating an exchange of fire that has claimed more than 240 lives,...
  • Florida teen beaten by Israeli police heads back to US

    JERUSALEM The swelling on his face has gone down, but Tariq Khdeir's wrists still bear the marks of plastic handcuffs pulled tight as an Israeli border police officer beat him senseless earlier this month as he lay on the ground after being seized...
  • Israel can't win this or any future conflicts by bombing Gaza

     Israel can't win this or any future conflicts by bombing Gaza
    A popular colloquial definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Israel launched military campaigns in 2008 and 2012, purportedly to eliminate Hamas' rocket-launching capabilities from the Gaza...
  • Public defenders fired for anti-Arab postings

    Two Broward County assistant public defenders were fired Tuesday for Facebook comments calling Palestinians "cockroaches" and "filthy swine." Bruce Raticoff and Gary Sheres both lost their jobs, as outrage built after the Sun Sentinel published an...
  • Israelis consider ground invasion of Gaza; brief truce planned

    Israelis consider ground invasion of Gaza; brief truce planned
    Israeli military and political leaders were increasingly leaning toward a ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to rid the Palestinian enclave of rockets and tunnels used by militants for attacks, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said Wednesday....
  • We were boys, we were friends, we were enemies

    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 beyond...
  • Missing in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Courageous political leaders on both sides

    Missing in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Courageous political leaders on both sides
    There is a depressing familiarity to the events unfolding in the Middle East. Israel bombs Hamas' rocket launchers and kills some of its senior leaders, just as it did in 2008-09 and again in 2012. Cease-fires come and go. The number of dead climbs each...
  • Israeli police officer to be charged in beating of Palestinian teen

    An Israeli police officer caught on video brutally beating a Palestinian American teenager in Jerusalem will face both administrative and criminal charges, justice officials said Wednesday. Tariq Abukhdeir of Tampa, Fla., arrived with his family this...
  • British Deputy PM: Israel's Gaza response 'collective punishment'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Israel's retaliatory air strikes on Gaza have been "deliberately disproportionate" and amount to "collective punishment", Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Thursday, in unusually robust criticism of a close British ally...