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  • Local groups involved in rallies supporting Palestine

    On June 12, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped in Gush Etzion, in the West Bank, as they were hitchhiking to their homes. The Israel Defense Forces began a search for the three teens. In the early days of the investigation, Israel arrested approximately 250 Palestinians, including nearly all of the West Bank leaders of Hamas, the group which has governed the Gaza Strip after winning a majority of seats in the Palestinian Parliament in 2006. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the teens had been kidnapped by Hamas, but the group and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denied Hamas' involvement.
  • Israel confirms soldier is missing after Gaza battle

    Israel’s military announced Tuesday that it was still trying to confirm the fate of a soldier presumed killed Sunday during a battle between Israeli forces and Hamas militants. The investigation began after a rocket-propelled grenade fired at an...

    Why Israel and Hamas need each other

    Why Israel and Hamas need each other
    — In her fascinating book "A History of God," Karen Armstrong posits that people believe in God because God "works for them." That is to say, God is compelling because the idea of a divine being serves a useful purpose in people's lives. That...

    Israel pounds Gaza, says ceasefire is 'not near'

    Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held discussions in neighboring...

    United joins Delta, US Airways in halting flights to Israel

    United joins Delta, US Airways in halting flights to Israel
    Chicago-based United Airlines is following rivals Delta and U.S. Airways in suspending flights to Tel Aviv until further notice. “We are working with government officials to ensure the safety of our customers and our employees, and will continue...