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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....
  • 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...
  • Hamas now supports the Palestinian Authority. How should the U.S. respond?

     Hamas now supports the Palestinian Authority. How should the U.S. respond?
    The Obama administration has angered Israel by saying that it will continue to work with, and provide assistance to, the Palestinian Authority even after a reconciliation between President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamist movement Hamas. But the...
  • Israelis rally in support of missing teens

    Israelis rally in support of missing teens
    Tens of thousands of people gathered Sunday in Tel Aviv to call for the release of three Israeli teenagers who disappeared in the West Bank. Religious and secular Israelis who disagree on many points showed a rare solidarity at the rally billed as an...
  • Israeli airstrike kills two Palestinian militants in Gaza

    Two Palestinians were killed Friday in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical officials reported. Israel’s army said in a statement that the men had beeb involved in launching rockets at Israel over the last week, as well as...
  • Better add Israel and Gaza to your list of Middle East hot spots

    Better add Israel and Gaza to your list of Middle East hot spots
    Worried about Iraq, Syria and the threat from ISIS? Well, better add this to your list then: a new Israeli-Palestinian confrontation. On Monday, civilian searchers found what are believed to be the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who disappeared...
  • Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu vows retribution over slain teenagers

    An 18-day search for three Israeli teenagers who vanished while hitchhiking in the West Bank came to a bitter end Monday in an open field, under a small pile of rocks, with the discovery of bodies presumed to be theirs. The find, which culminated a...
  • Israel mourns teenagers, strikes Hamas in Gaza

    Israel mourns teenagers, strikes Hamas in Gaza
    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...
  • Pictures in the News | June 24, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in Brazil, where tourists visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro prior to the Group E football match between France and Ecuador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Over in India,...
  • History moves, but not always ahead

    The weekend past saw the centenary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand, with as consequence the First World War. The sequence of the events by which this happened has often been analyzed in the search for an answer to a much deeper...