| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Despite the war between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization, Taglit-Birthright Israel (Birthright) did not cancel any of its trips this summer.
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| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:20 PM
I'm getting married in eight months and my groom to be isn't Jewish.
Of course we've discussed religion enough in our five years of dating that we know how we want to handle certain things — there will be a chuppah at the wedding and a moyel for...
| Aug 4, 2014
Monday's Pictures in the News begins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, where Jay Z appears with Beyoncé as part of their On the Run tour....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:13 PM
At the first hint the war in the Gaza Strip was heating up, Shirly Bashi packed her family, their toys and their clothes and left her home in Kibbutz Nir Am, close to the Gaza border.
"I knew this could be a long one," she said.
That was five weeks...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Almost 60 years ago, I was a young Foreign Service officer, standing on the Gaza border with my contact from the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The Eisenhower administration had been using all the pressure it could to force Israel to withdraw from Gaza in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Beneath the wheat and watermelon fields surrounding this farm community just outside the Gaza Strip lies a threat that helps explain the overwhelming public support in Israel for the war against the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
A little over a week...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:17 PM
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.
A truce between the Jewish state and Hamas-led...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Tens of thousands of mourners joined in an outpouring of national grief on Tuesday at the burial of three Israeli teenagers whose kidnapping and killing Israel blamed on the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.
President Shimon Peres, a usually dovish...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:40 AM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday and Thursday, and militants kept up rocket fire in Israel's heartland. An Israeli air strike killed seven Palestinian civilians, including five children, in the largest death toll from a single...