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  • Israel strikes targets across Gaza, killing 8

    With Egypt calling on Israel and Palestinian militants to agree to an open-ended cease-fire, Israeli forces pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Saturday, one day after an Israeli child was killed by a mortar strike. Rockets continued to hit Israel,...
  • Israel agrees to extend current Gaza truce: official

    Israel agrees to extend current Gaza truce: official
    A 72-hour Gaza ceasefire held on Wednesday and Israel said it was ready to extend the deal as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israelis and Palestinians on an enduring end to a war that has devastated the Islamist Hamas-dominated enclave. Egypt's...
  • Round-Up: A Bethlehem church, museum trash and monkey selfies

    Round-Up: A Bethlehem church, museum trash and monkey selfies
    A 1,700-year-old Bethlehem church gets a revamp by Italian masters, a Boston museum rents out its masterpieces, a British institution puts its garbage on view and a couple of terrific essays on New York's 9/11 memorial site. Plus, cloud music, GIF art,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gaza ceasefire talks 'difficult' but truce holds

    Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are "difficult", Palestinian delegates said on Tuesday, while Israeli officials said no progress had been made so far and fighting could soon resume. As a 72-hour ceasefire held for a...
  • Gaza truce holds up for 2nd day as talks continue in Cairo

    The truce between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip held Tuesday for the second day as Egyptians continued to mediate indirect talks aimed at a more lasting cease-fire. Official information about the talks was scant. Progress was being made but...
  • Hamas and Israel extend cease-fire by five days

    Hamas and Israel extend cease-fire by five days
    Warring parties in the Gaza Strip agreed to extend their cease-fire by five more days, negotiators announced late Wednesday, moments before a previous truce was due to expire. But the brinkmanship — and a brief flare-up of hostilities —...
  • U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel

    U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel
    The University of Illinois has rescinded the job offer of a professor who wrote controversial social media posts about the war in Gaza, according to documents released by the university Wednesday. Steven Salaita’s appointment at the U. of I.&...
  • Professor's tweets about Israel crossed the line

    Professor's tweets about Israel crossed the line
    Controversial scholar Steven Salaita — who has been most benignly described as "deeply critical of Israel" — has been fired or "non-hired" by the University of Illinois, depending on which news source you believe. In either case, it appears...