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  • 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....
  • Gaza violence must end

    I express my sorrow and indignation as my taxes supporting U.S. policies and arms fund an occupier — Israel — when 99 percent of the world recognizes the injustice and violence perpetrated by the government of Israel against Palestinians for...
  • Forget 'peace,' how about Israel and Hamas give 'compromise' a chance?

    Forget 'peace,' how about Israel and Hamas give 'compromise' a chance?
    The saying goes: “When you’re already in a hole, stop digging.” In Israel, they apparently have a slightly different saying: “When you’re already in a hole, dig it deeper.” On Wednesday, as the Israeli air offensive...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Another war in Gaza [Editorial]

    The five-hour cease fire between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip was the calm before the storm. Hamas rockets began raining down on Israel at the moment the United Nations-requested lull ended on Thursday afternoon. Israel waited a bit longer —...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Casualties mount as Israel presses its ground offensive in Gaza

    Casualties mount as Israel presses its ground offensive in Gaza
    Thousands of Israeli troops, backed by tanks, warplanes and gunboats, pressed deeper into the Gaza Strip on Friday as Palestinian militants returned fire with rockets and mortar rounds and terrified residents hunkered down in their homes. Israel...