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  • Nobody really wants to make peace in Middle East conflict

    Israelis and Palestinians may someday make peace. But the assumption should be that it won't happen soon — perhaps not in our lifetimes. How often have we seen this movie? Palestinian atrocity, Israeli reaction escalating into overreaction, rocket...
  • Thousands flee as Israel pounds Gaza; death toll climbs on both sides

    Thousands flee as Israel pounds Gaza; death toll climbs on both sides
    At least 50 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were reported killed Sunday as heaving fighting erupted in the eastern neighborhoods of Gaza City, sending thousands of people fleeing for safety. More than 200 civilians were injured, as Israeli troops...
  • Israel's Bedouin defenseless against Hamas rockets

    TEL AVIV, Israel When a rocket from Gaza slammed into the community of Kaser A-Ser on Saturday, Auda al-Wadj, 32, had no defense. Like 100,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel, al-Wadj lived in a shantytown of tin shacks, with no bomb shelters. He died; four...
  • U.N., Qatar condemn Gaza killings, call for immediate ceasefire

    DOHA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned as an "atrocious action" the killing of dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip by Israeli shelling on Sunday and called for an immediate end to almost two weeks of fighting. Ban, in Doha...
  • Jordanians stage pro-Gaza rally near Israel embassy

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Hundreds of mainly Islamist Jordanian protesters burnt Israeli flags in Amman on Sunday as demonstrators called on Palestinian Hamas militants to step up rocket attacks against Israeli towns and cities to avenge civilian deaths caused by...
  • Israel pushes harder into Gaza Strip

    JERUSALEM Israeli forces expanded their offensive against Islamist militants deeper into the Gaza Strip on Sunday, triggering clashes in which 13 soldiers died and more than 60 people were killed in the shelling of a densely populated neighborhood of Gaza...
  • Israel pounds Gaza neighborhood it says is rocket-launching site

    Israel pounds Gaza neighborhood it says is rocket-launching site
    Israeli troops pounded an eastern neighborhood of Gaza City with air and artillery strikes Sunday, trading fire with Hamas militants armed with antitank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades and sending a tide of panicked humanity streaming from the...
  • Trudy Rubin: Awful truth about Gaza: violence won't end soon

    Here's the awful truth about the Gaza war in which Israeli air strikes are matching Hamas rockets number for number. This kind of violence is likely to become the new normal now that both Israelis and Palestinians believe the peace process is over....
  • Gaza rejoices at alleged capture of Israeli soldier

    GAZA (Reuters) - Residents of the Gaza Strip, mostly house-bound and fearful after 13 days of Israeli bombardment, lit fireworks and chanted "God is great!" into the early morning darkness on Monday after Hamas said it had captured an Israeli soldier....
  • 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 keeps up Gaza assaults as Kerry presses for truce

    Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza
    GAZA/JERUSALEM - The Palestinian decision-making body led by President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza fighting with Israel, a move that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts. With Israeli and U.S. encouragement,...