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  • Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion

    Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion
    Israel pressed on for a fourth day with its Gaza offensive on Friday, striking the Hamas-dominated enclave from air and sea, as Palestinian militants kept up rocket attacks deep into the Jewish state. At least 79 Palestinians, most of them civilians,...
  • Support justice for Palestinian people

    In a letter to the editor, two Presbyterian men recommend standing with Pope Francis in "praying for peace and encouraging both sides to find the middle ground" in the Middle East. During much of Nelson Mandela's long road to freedom, the U.S. joined...
  • Root of conflict is not Palestinian independence [Letter]

    Root of conflict is not Palestinian independence [Letter]
    The Sun's concern that "what has been a conflict between the Jewish state and aspirations for a Palestinian one is turning into a war between the Israeli and Palestinian people" wrongly presumes that the core of the Israeli-Arab conflict has been the...
  • Five children among seven Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike: ministry

    Five children among seven Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike: ministry
    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...
  • Israel vows to cripple Hamas' Gaza forces, possibly with ground troops

    Israel vows to cripple Hamas' Gaza forces, possibly with ground troops
    Israel warned Wednesday that its offensive in the Gaza Strip would intensify in coming days as rockets launched by Hamas militants penetrated deeper than ever into the Jewish state and Israeli airstrikes killed more than two dozen people in the seaside...
  • Hamas rockets land deep in Israel; 23 killed in Gaza bombardment

    Hamas rockets land deep in Israel; 23 killed in Gaza bombardment
    At least 23 people were killed across Gaza, Palestinian officials said on Wednesday, by a bombardment Israel said may be just the start of a lengthy offensive against Islamist militants whose rockets struck deeper than ever before into Israel. Israelis...
  • Now is time for fresh fig — an ancient taste

    Now is time for fresh fig — an ancient taste
    It looks like it's going to be a bumper year for figs. When I peek beneath the lobed leaves of our ficus carica trees, I have visions of plenty. Dozens upon dozens of pear-shaped fruit dangle temptingly within reach. Much as I'd like to pluck one early,...
  • End the killing: Israelis and Palestinians must come to terms

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, July 8: The Israeli-Palestinian situation is approaching the point where the United States and other countries must ask how long can this destructive course continue before...
  • Religious extremists are scuttling prospects for Mideast peace [Letter]

    Religious extremists are scuttling prospects for Mideast peace [Letter]
    Freedom of religion, as well as freedom from religion, is crucial to the stability of all countries. Arming religion with lethal weaponry plus public funds is a very bad idea ("A dangerous turning point in Israel," July 7). The Israel-Palestine conflict...
  • Israel debates retaliation after 3 missing teens found dead in West Bank

    JERUSALEM The Israeli government debated possible retaliatory action for the killings of three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found Monday in the West Bank more than two weeks after the students vanished while hitchhiking home from their religious...
  • Israel, Hamas trade violence over teen killings

    JERUSALEM Israel faced the prospect of escalation on two fronts Thursday as the repercussions of the kidnapping and slaying of three Israeli teens in the West Bank threatened to ignite a broader conflagration. Israeli forces were bolstered around the...