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  • Critics blast Israel for strikes on Gaza houses that claim civilian lives

    JERUSALEM The civilian death toll in the Gaza Strip continued to climb Thursday as Israel pressed its aerial campaign there against Islamist militants, targeting the homes of suspected operatives in intensifying bombardments across the coastal territory....
  • Religious extremists are scuttling prospects for Mideast peace [Letter]

    Religious extremists are scuttling prospects for Mideast peace [Letter]
    Freedom of religion, as well as freedom from religion, is crucial to the stability of all countries. Arming religion with lethal weaponry plus public funds is a very bad idea ("A dangerous turning point in Israel," July 7). The Israel-Palestine conflict...
  • Israel strikes on Gaza continue; death toll climbs

    JERUSALEM Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday leveled a mosque and hit a home for the disabled, killing two handicapped women in an intensified bombardment that accompanied diplomatic efforts to mediate a ceasefire with the Islamist group...
  • Jerusalem Film Fest Postpones Opening Night in Wake of Israeli-Palestinian Hostilities

    TEL AVIV -- As rocket alert sirens continued to ring out throughout Israel on Wednesday, staffers at the Jerusalem Film Festival made a last-minute call to postpone the festival's opening night events, originally scheduled for Thursday evening at...
  • Israel declares slain Arab teen 'victim of terrorism' as it indicts 3 in his death

    JERUSALEM Israeli authorities on Thursday formally charged three Jewish suspects with kidnapping and burning to death a Palestinian teenager in revenge for the abduction and slaying of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. The indictment revealed details...
  • Israel and Hamas go back to fighting after 5-hour truce ends

    Israel and Hamas go back to fighting after 5-hour truce ends
    Fighting resumed in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a short and mostly observed humanitarian truce expired, with a fresh volley of rockets from militants and airstrikes by the Israelis amid a flurry of unconfirmed reports a comprehensive cease-fire was...
  • Israel sends troops into Gaza after cease-fire talks fail

    JERUSALEM Israeli infantry and armored forces launched a ground push into the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, escalating an offensive against the Islamist militant group Hamas after efforts to broker a cease-fire failed to achieve a breakthrough. The...
  • U.S. urges 'precise operation' from Israel in Gaza ground campaign

    U.S. urges 'precise operation' from Israel in Gaza ground campaign
    Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air and sea failed to stop militants' rocket attacks, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives. Israel signalled the invasion would be...
  • 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...
  • Trudy Rubin: Awful truths about Gaza war

    Here's the awful truth about the Gaza war in which Israeli air strikes are matching Hamas rockets number for number. This kind of violence is likely to become the new normal now that both Israelis and Palestinians believe the peace process is over....
  • Egypt's Gaza truce move highlights bid to break Islamists

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's attempts to pressure Hamas into accepting a truce plan offering few concessions for the group to end the latest fighting with Israel show Cairo's determination to finish the job it began at home - crushing Islamists it sees as...