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  • 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    The University of Illinois has rescinded the job offer of a professor who wrote controversial social media posts about the war in Gaza, according to documents released by the university Wednesday.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...
  • Israel, Hamas extend cease-fire five days, allowing more time for talks

    JERUSALEM Israel and Hamas agreed late Wednesday to a five-day extension of a cease-fire to allow further talks on a longer lasting truce in Gaza, but renewed rocket fire triggered fresh Israeli airstrikes, threatening the lull. The agreement, reached...
  • Israel blocks rights group as alternative to military service

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has disqualified its foremost human rights group as a volunteer option for youths who choose civilian national service over military conscription, officials said on Thursday, citing the group's criticism of the Gaza offensive....
  • 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,...
  • Wounded from Gaza battle find shelter in an East Jerusalem hospital

    JERUSALEM Ashraf Aman, 34, had gone to a bank in the Gaza Strip town of Tal el-Hawa to cash his paycheck when an Israeli missile hurtled to the ground nearby, sending shrapnel through his left shoulder and knocking him unconscious. Now he lies in a bed...
  • No more aid to the Palestinian Authority

    The anti-Semitic "tradition" of blaming Jews for the world's problems mostly took a temporary back seat in light of the indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas. Major newspaper editorials condemned Hamas, but their...
  • Credit where credit is due

    A year ago, I wrote about Israel's Deputy Minister of Defense, Danny Danon, that he is Israel's "enemy within," perhaps the most dangerous current threat to Israel and a star of Likud, the linchpin of the governing coalition. My favorite Danon quotes:...