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  • Who won the war in Gaza?

    Who won the war in Gaza?
    "Hamas was seriously beaten," Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu told a group of skeptical reporters and columnists at a news conference, on the day after an open-ended ceasefire was declared last Tuesday. The IDF put figures on the "severe...
  • Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends

    Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends
    Determined to avoid a repeat of the fighting in the Gaza Strip, Israel is seeking to build support for having an international force take charge of preventing the Palestinian militant group Hamas from rearming once the conflict is over. One sticking...
  • Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort

    Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort
    A day that was supposed to have marked a tentative first step toward peace between Israelis and Palestinians instead signaled a precipitous slide back into full-on warfare. A hard-won truce collapsed within two hours Friday after the Israeli military...
  • Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

    Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza Strip town on Sunday afterIsrael warned them to leave before it attacked rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160...
  • Egypt proposes cease-fire plan for Israelis and Palestinians

    Egyptian mediators proposed a plan late Monday to halt a weeklong artillery exchange between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip that has taken at least 175 Palestinian lives and sent millions of Israelis scrambling for cover from more than 1,...
  • Hamas keeps up rocket attacks after Israel agrees to cease-fire

    Israel's Cabinet on Tuesday accepted an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Hamas, but the militant group rejected the offer, putting a pause in the week-long armed conflict that has killed nearly 200 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip at risk. Prime...
  • First Israeli killed as conflict with Hamas intensifies

    First Israeli killed as conflict with Hamas intensifies
    Israel resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire deal that failed to get Hamas militants to halt rocket attacks. The week-old conflict seemed to be at a turning point, with Hamas defying Arab and...
  • Don't fence me in

    At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border. Unfortunately, Philip Gordon, National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa...
  • Gaza militants reject cease-fire plan; Israel says Hamas 'will pay'

    Gaza militants reject cease-fire plan; Israel says Hamas 'will pay'
    Palestinian militants fired more than 140 rockets from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to an Israeli-endorsed cease-fire, pressing on with a fight that has already cost the lives of nearly 200 Gaza residents in Israeli airstrikes on the densely...
  • 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...
  • This is why war goes on

    The refusal of Hamas in Gaza to accept the peace talks proposed Monday by the Egyptian government, briefly accepted by the Netanyahu government in Israel, is -- in the minds of the Hamas leadership -- a victory over their enemy. The Israeli bombardment of...